Monday, February 10, 2014

Color Secrets | Scent of a Woman & While You Were Sleeping


I'm just going to act like everything is normal and slip in this post :P I have two purple pretties to show you. Do the names ring any bells? If you're a move buff they will! Color Secrets touts itself as a vegan polish free of phthalates, toulene and formaldehyde. They also use mica pigments instead of animal parts (that just sounds weird right?). First up is While You Were Sleeping.


This is a very deep purple that shows much lighter in these photos.



Too light to wear on it's own, Scent of Woman is nice over While You Were Sleeping.




Both have good formulas and decent dry time. If you're all about using vegan polish, this should be right up your alley. These are available at select Walgreen's locations and at colorprosecrets.com

Monday, December 23, 2013

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer | Monster's at Tiffany's & Birthday Wishes



Woo! It's Christmas Eve Eve! Hope that you all got your Christmas shopping done and just chilling out before the holiday gets here. I have two long over due beauties to share with you today. First is Monster's Tea at Tiffany's.  It is a gorgeous Tiffany blue with subtle green shimmer. Monster's is a crelly and I'm wearing two coats.





Birthday Wishes is a royal blue with pink and purple shimmer. Despite the polish appearing to have a dark base, it is quite sheer. I'm wearing two coats and you can see the nail line. I love how the shimmer plays off the blue. 




Both of these are perfect Winter colors! I love blue so both are favs! Be sure to check out Julie's blog, www.wishesofablueeyedgirl.blogspot.com and Facebook www.facebook.com/blueeyedgirllacquer

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Glam Nail Studio



Are you looking for the perfect gift for a budding nail artist or a nail/nail polish fanatic? Just in time for Christmas, Glam Nail Studio, Tips to Create Salon-Perfect Nails, by celerity manicurist Amber-Elizabeth Stores, is a great coffee table book chock full of tutorials, tips and nail basics. The 224 page hardcover features tons of photos and detailed steps for creating gorgeous manicures.


The highlights for me were the perfect nail colors and shapes based on your skin tone, style and the season. This book is available on Amazon, Race Point Publishing and anywhere books and ebooks are sold.

Monday, December 16, 2013

SinfulColors | Mirror Metallics



Just in time for the holidays are the new SinfulColors Mirror Metallics. These are like liquid wrapping paper on the nail! First is Pine Away. It's a bright, pine straw green.




Triple Platinum (the name perplexes me) is a soft lavender/lilac.




Red Eye is the unique one out of the bunch. It has orange and lilac glints that are fascinating.




Last is Purple Heart. It is a plush royal purple.



All of these were super easy to work with. Triple Platinum is a wee bit sheer and requires two coats. I applied two coats on all but for the exception of Triple Platinum, you can get away with one thick coat. The formula is nice and even providing great consistency. Often times, foils are a pain to remove but these weren't that bad. I love the colors for their richness and depth. SinfulColors picked it right for the occasion a they do look like sparkly wrapping paper. You can find these at your local Walgreens for $1.99
Twitter: @SinfulColors_NP
Facebook: Sinfulcolors Professional

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Mineral Fusion | Sizzle, Mossy Bank & Rock Cress



Ok, so my last post was exactly one month ago this past Monday. It was totally unintentional. But it was a good one though! I went on a kick ass vacation and when I came back, just didn't get my posting bearings back until now. Hey, it happens right? Thanks for checking in if you have and to new followers, welcome and thank you for reading! First up is Sizzle.




Sizzle is a red metallic and the formula is semi thin but good. I applied two coats and you can still see the nail line. 



Mossy Bank is a deep hunter green metallic and has the same formula as Sizzle. You can get away with one coat but I applied two. 







Rock Cress is a dark purple cream that apparently shows everything wrong that is going on with my nail bed O_o It applied without issue nonetheless and it is pretty vibrant.




Mineral Fusions is currently having a special on their site through the end of December by using the code STOCKUP. These are all great colors for the holiday season. These all had great formulas and easy application. Mossy Bank is a stainer. You can find them at your local Wegman's (if in your area) and Dermstore.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Beauty Baller Edition | Dior Minuit




I decided when I saw Dior Minuit it would be mine. Minuit is part of the 2013 Holiday Look Collection and was an immediate hit and must have. It's a beautiful plum/raisin color with golden sparkle. The formula is flawless and jelly. Although the base is super dark, one coat isn't enough. I applied two and just stared in awe. HOW CAN LIQUID BE SO BEAUTIFUL?! This isn't going to stick around for long as it is a limited edition. 





Don't forget the reward program offered by Dior called Dior Diva. When you purchase beauty products from their site or an authorized retailer you get beauty rewards from Dior! You save the original receipts (must be from a 12 month period) and you earn 1 point for every pre-tax dollar you spend. When you have enough points for the reward you'd like, you complete the redemption form and mail in with your receipts! 

DIVA REWARDS

ADORABLE DIVA - 100 POINTS 

Perfect for Divas on the go. Includes deluxe travel sizes of Dior best sellers in a mini Dior shopping bag.


FASHIONISTA DIVA - 250 POINTS

An absolute must for any trendsetting Diva. Includes The Little Dictionary of Fashion written by Christian Dior plus three deluxe minis for your handbag.


CHARMING DIVA - 500 POINTS 

Perfect for Divas who love a little charm. Includes a Dior charm bracelet packaged in a Dior couture box plus a deluxe Miss Dior Cherie miniature.

SCENT-SATIONAL DIVA - 1000 

Divinely scented Divas receive a full size of their favorite scent along with a ceramic for fragrancing and a travel spray for your purse - available in J'adore or Miss Dior.


POINTS LADY DIVA - 2500 POINTS 

One of our most coveted Diva Shopping Rewards. Includes a Dior Brush Set complete with Foundation, Blush, Eyeshadow, Brow and Lip brushes nestled in a black D-charm pouch and packaged in a Dior couture box. Also includes a full sized One Essential and Diorshow Lash Maximizer.

DIAMOND DIVA - 5000 POINTS

The absolute best of the best. Includes a Dior Couture Accessory complete with deluxe miniatures for touch-ups: Diorshow Extase Mascara, 5 Colour Eyeshadow in Stylish Move and Rouge Dior Lipstick in Rouge Blossom.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Embella Adorn | Purple Passion, Blood and Grace & Blue Ocean


I attended a Shecky's event a couple of weeks back and was very surprised to see a nail polish vendor! In all the Shecky's events I've attended in the past couple of years, I had never seen a nail polish vendor. I had the pleasure of meeting Riane, the creator of Embella Adorn. The first thing that caught my attention were the fashion rings laid out on the table along with the polish. With the purchase of a polish you got to pick a ring of your choice. Interesting. Not only are your nails done but you have a cute accessory to make it pop.

Riane, creator of Embella Adorn

She had a special where you purchased 3/$40 and you got rings with each polish. If you wanna break down the cost it's $6.66 for the polish and the rings. The polish alone is $20 but with each polish you purchase you get a ring. Got it? So I purchased three- Purple Passion, Blood and Grace and Blue Ocean.

















I must say I was really impressed with the formula on each and liked the colors. The bottles are rather small, 8ml. I like the fact that you can dress up your polish with a ring but I don't know if the price point will win over indie lovers who can easily purchase polish at $6-$8 for a much larger 15ml bottle. Another thing I think would be a plus is to add the name of the polish on the bottle. It's easy for one to forget what the name is should someone ask. Embella Adorn does standout for adding an accessory to a polish, which is something I have not seen before with an indie line.
Be sure to check out Embella Adorn on Facebook and Instagram.
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