Friday, November 23, 2012

Giveaway winner!

Happy belated Turkey day! I was on the road all of yesterday and am wide awake now at 2:30. There is something wrong with me.


Congratulations to Melissa E. or winning the giveaway! I've emailed and she has 48 hours to respond.

I've got some other goodies heading out ya'lls way so stay tuned!

Monday, November 19, 2012

L'Oreal Limited Edition Project Runway 2012 Electric Fantasie Polishes

Whew that was a serious title. And these are some serious polishes. In total, there are 8 adorning the limited edition Project Runway displays around local drugstores (someone else's local, I have no drugstores in town, boo!), two in each subtype. I've got all 8 to show you (I know, I have a sickness when it comes to buying nail polish). I tried to do some simple nail art with each combo.

This is a pic heavy post, so just be warned!

L'Oreal Project Runway Electric Fantasie 2012 Nail Polish

Saturday, November 17, 2012


Did you know Sinful Colors has some matte colors? I didn't realize it until recently when I came across a display and I was checking names to see if there was something new hiding in the midst of the polishes. I came across Sinful Colors Nirvana (Matte).

I LOVE matte polishes, rubber polishes, suede polishes, etc which I find ironic since I'm so in love with glitter.


I put this baby on right away and behold it's matte-ness!

Sinful Colors Nirvana swatch
Sinful Colors Nirvana (two coats)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


I've got another fabulous Shimmer Polish for you! 

Shimmer Jennifer is a great true multicolor glitter with different sizes and shapes. This one truly has a little bit of everything and would look great over any color polish making it really versatile!

Shimmer Jennifer swatch
Shimmer Jennifer (1 coat) over Sinful Colors Morning Star


Shimmer Tammy reminds me of Mardi Gras in a bottle with the heavy purple and gold. Two coats to reach opacity. Here I'm wearing it over a base coat of ... Elmer's glue and it worked great! It did eat three coats of top coat, but who's complaining? I'm not! Totally worth it and it sealed the glue basecoat so I didn't have any disintegration problems.

Shimmer Tammy swatch
Shimmer Tammy (two coats plus topcoat)

Monday, November 12, 2012

You're Blushing

While working my way through neutral, work appropriate polishes while giving me a little fun with color, I picked out Orly You're Blushing.

Orly You're Blushing is a beautiful muted lilac rose creme that applied a little thick and chalky (like a pastel) but it evened out on the second coat. Opaque at two, but you may need a third if it pulls at the cuticles. Lovely color I like to think is work appropriate but at the same time feminine and a little fun.

Orly You're Blushing
Orly You're Blushing

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Morning Star

I've decided I really like Sinful Colors nail polish. Debacle aside, they've got decent polish for pretty cheap, especially when  you can get them on sale, which they often are at local drugstores!

Sinful Colors Morning Star is a light blue polish with baby blue shimmer. Beautiful color. Formula is slightly thin so this was four coats for opacity. It reminds me of Sinful Colors Cinderella which wasn't a huge win for me. While the idea and color is gorgeous, it falls flat in the pink shimmer department. Sinful Colors Morning Star, however, has beautiful shimmer you can see in medium to strong light, and it glows from within. It IS thin, however, so layering over a similar base color or lots of time to do a manicure is best. Aside from the shimmer, the color is a gorgeous true baby blue that looks great without the shimmer in shade and low lighting and I think it would be gorgeous as the accent to a light/neutral outfit or a wedding manicure!

Sinful Colors Morning Star swatch
Sinful Colors Morning Star (four coats plus top coat)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Eternal Optimist

I've been picking through my neutral polishes and wearing a lot of pink lately. This one reminds me a lot of Revlon Cheers. I think this one is a little more light pink and less dusty. I'll have to do a comparison of them, because Revlon's formula was soooo much better. This one was thick and goopy and hard to get even. Three coats here plus topcoat. Not a fan, Essie.

Essie Eternal Optimist swatch
Essie Eternal Optimist (three coats plus top coat)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains

I am in love.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains are the new love of my life. These little babies are amazing!! I've posted about them a few times on here, Twitter, IG, etc so if you follow me then you know that I'm quickly becoming obsessed with these. They are fantastic! I keep buying more just because I feel the need to own one of every color. They have great pigmentation, apply easily in a chubby stick form (compact for traveling!), and stain so you're left with color afterwards. This is going to be a long post, so let's get started!

**I am going to apologize in advance that I have used two of these quite a bit already so sorry for that! I had taken pics before those but I kept adding more balms so I did group pictures and, well, we've got some nubs. I am so sorry you have to look at those!

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains
 (top) Romantique, Darling, Crush, Honey, Smitten, Rendezvous (bottom)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Julep Maven American Beauty Nov 2012

Hiya beautiful! I've got the beauties from my Julep Maven November 2012 American Beauty Box. Wow, that's a mouthful! For those of you who don't know about Julep Maven, there will be more information below!

Nov 2012 American Beauty:
Julep Brit (matte suede finish)
Julep Amber (matte suede finish)
Julep Body Frosting in Pink Grapefruit
3 Julep One-Step Polish Remover Pads

Julep Maven American Beauty Nov 2012 box
Julep Maven American Beauty Nov 2012 box

Saturday, November 3, 2012

October Empties

It's been a long time since I've done one of these! I just didn't have anything to post! My July post went down the drain since we moved and my husband, being ever so helpful, threw away my bag with all my empties! Who does that? Just because it was a plastic grocery bag filled with empty containers doesn't mean it was trash! Then August and September went by and I didn't finish anything as I started using some different makeup with the change in climate and weather. After being inspired again by Vita and her monthly empties post, I went back and found all the products I'd been working on to finish!

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