Tuesday, August 15, 2017

KBShimmer Hella Holo Customs August 2017 Exclusives


Hello lovelies! Today I have for you three gorgeous KBShimmer exclusives for the Hella Holo Customs Facebook group. The formulas are as good as you'd expect from this brand and the shades are so stunning and unique! Let's take a look...

Monday, August 14, 2017

Kokie Cosmetics Nail Polish Swatches


Hey friends! Today I have a brand that I recently discovered  in my Ipsy Glam Bag a couple months back. Kokie Cosmetics (pronounced Co-key) is a US based company that began in 2015. Their polishes are 3-free and I have been really impressed with each formula. I received these from Octoly and the package was called "Unicorn Nail Kit", but looking at the Kokie website it appears they are all individual shades and weren't part of a collection. Let's take a look...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

What's Up Nails Stamping Plates + Multi Chrome Powder + Flakies Review



Hello ladies! If you follow me on Instagram you'll have seen most of these looks already. I've been trying to get this post done and published for some time but my irregular Summer schedule has pushed it back until now. I have new What's Up Nails stamping plates as well as multi chrome powder and loose flakies to review. I hope you enjoy!

Friday, August 4, 2017

UberChic Beauty Collection 19 and Fairytale 02 Stamping Plates Review

*press sample

Hello lovelies! Can you believe it's been over a month since I last wrote an UberChic Beauty review post? It's like the time has moved so slowly and yet so quickly at the same time. If you missed my one in June you should check it out (here), it was one of my favorites. To be honest I have more UCB products to review but they will have to wait a little longer while I work on getting caught up. Trying to blog while momming ain't no easy task! I'm hoping that once school starts I'll have things under control. Let's take a look..

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Fair Maiden Polish Hollywood Royalty August 2017 Polish Pickup

*press sample

Today I have a limited edition polish inspired by the one and only Grace Kelly. Those who know me well know that I LOVE classic movies. For many years of my childhood we didn't have access to tv but instead watched movies, lots and lots of them. My Dad introduced use to all the best classics, which of course included movies like "Rear Window" and "Dial M for Murder", my two favorite Grace Kelly movies. She may not have been in that many movies (becoming a princess is a life changer I guess), but she made a lasting impact on Hollywood. Let's take a look at the polish..

Monday, July 31, 2017

Madam Glam One-Step Gel Polish Swatch and Review


Hello ladies! I am starting off this week with a small but happy post! I have been blogging about nail polish for over four years and had yet to try out gel polish. Honest to goodness it just intimidated me. I have worked so hard to get to my nails as strong and healthy as they are and I was afraid that if I didn't know what I was doing with gel polish that I would mess them up. I am so happy to report that my first experience was really successful!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Powder Perfect Kings and Castles, Floral, and 1980's Stamping Plates Review


Hello lovelies! Today I'm reviewing three of the new Powder Perfect stamping plates. I am super impressed by the variety and quality of design in all three. I especially like the originality of the Kings and Castles plate, I don't have anything like it. If you haven't seen my Four Year Blogiversary Epic Giveaway yet, two of these plates are actually part of the prize! Let's take a look..

Monday, July 24, 2017

My Favorite 16 posts in Four Years of Blogging


I started compiling this list a couple weeks ago but it's taken until now to finish it. My original plan was to do a list of my top eight post from the last four years. I browsed through all 590 post I've done so far and came up with over 50. I worked on whittling it down as much as possible and finally settled on my favorite 16 instead. Even that was next to impossible so I fudged a little with some "honorable mentions" at the end. I hope you enjoy this stroll down memory lane!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Colores de Carol Romantique Collection (A Nail Polish Society Collaboration)



Hello my wonderful Society Sisters! I am so excited about today's post because I finally get to show off this collection I've been collaborating on with Colores de Carol! Born from my affinity for brown polish, I had made the suggestion of a holographic collection that was all neutral. The lovely and talented Carolina ran with it and came up with eight gorgeous shimmery, holographic, creme shades. Then I did my thing (my favorite hobby inside of a hobby) and came up with all the names. 

I wanted to come up with a theme that fit the mood of all the shades and tied them together. The soft, neutral color palette exuded a sort of intangible feeling of intimacy and romance. The stream of consciousness flowed as I envisioned a sensuous laid-back woman; beauty that comes from a quiet confidence; those sophisticated Parisian women with a certain.. je ne sais quoi. And so the Romantique theme was imagined with French derived names that I feel fit each shade very nicely. Let's take a look..


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sunny's Body Products Exclusive July Sampler


Hello lovelies! Today's review is full of fruity Summer yumminess. I seriously smell like fruit cocktail right now and it's delicious! If you like fruity scents and hand/nail/body care products, you can't pass this one up! 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

KBShimmer Summer Vacation Collection


 

Hello lovelies! I have a beautifully bright and colorful post for you today! The KBShimmer Summer Vacation collection consists of eight shimmery shades full of special "holo glow" flakes. I photographed my swatches under artificial light which always kills the holo sparkle, but in person they are all very sparkly. The formulas were all great and applied nice and smooth, except for one which dried down a little bumpy. They were also all two coaters except for the yellow, which is no surprise for that color. Is your interest piqued? Let's take a look..


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Four Year Blogiversary Epic Giveaway!


**GIVEAWAY CLOSED- Winner announced below**


I can't believe it's been another year and I'm still loving this blogging thing! To celebrate I've put together a YUUUGE giveaway. I asked some of my favorite brands if they'd like to participate and they have been super generous. I think you'll agree that this is one amazing prize!




Saturday, July 15, 2017

Colores de Carol Tiki Party Frenzy Collection


Aloha! I have five festive glitter toppers from Colores de Carol to share with you today! The two shades with smaller glitters were the easiest to apply, and the ones with larger glitters take a little more care in application. I really like the combo of colors and especially the micro holographic glitter that my camera struggled capturing. Let's take a look..


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Girly Bits Cosmetics July 2017 COTM


Hello lovelies! My nail length still isn't back to where I'd like but I couldn't wait any longer to swatch this COTM (color of the month) duo from Girly Bits. I was generously sent these two beauties because I named one of them (you know naming is my jam)! Let's get to it..

Monday, July 10, 2017

Cici & Sisi Stamping Plates and Clear Stamper Review



Hey friends! It's been a few day since I last posted because I suffered a tragic break on two of my nails :(. Other than that things have been good, I've just been impatient to get back to my reviews! Today's post is a review of four Cici & Sisi stamping plates and a clear stamper. These are different than any other plates I own because they're actually plastic instead of metal! There were some really great designs in these plates but I did feel like it was harder for me to get really crisp lines. I'd love to know if you can see a difference. Let's take a look..

Thursday, June 29, 2017

UberChic Beauty Vacation Mode, Uber Mini Fourth of July, and Uber Mini Garden Love Stamping Plates Review

*press sample

Hello lovelies! Can you believe June is almost over? I am dreading the rising temperatures, especially since it's been so hot already. At least we in the US have the Fourth of July coming up soon! Our family currently doesn't have any vacations planned, so we've got to look forward to the holidays and parties. And thank goodness for nail art to take me away with fun and festive images. Enjoy my review of three new UberChic Beauty stamping plates that are all perfect for Summer!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Rainy Days Collection


Here's another swatch post I've put together from a collection I recently purchased. Can you tell that I have been buying a LOT of nail polish lately? There are just so many irresistible collections being released, I can't help myself. I present you with the Pretty Serious Cosmetics Rainy Days Collection. It consists of six beautifully moody, muted cremes. The ten years that I lived in Washington State I hated the constant rain. I still don't think I could ever live there again, but I do get a little nostalgic for those misty, drizzly days. The collection helps fill that little hole in my heart.

The formulas were all consistently awesome. Each one applied really smoothly and self leveled completely. The only issue I had was with Precipitation because it stained my nails, which seems to happen with any teal polish I try. Otherwise they are totally fabulous. Let's take a look..

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Sunny's Body Product Exclusive June Sampler


Hello peeps! How did you enjoy your Summer Solstice? I love the longer days, so it's always a little depressing to me to be past the tipping point, now that the days are going to be getting shorter. I guess you could say I'm one of those glass-half-empty kind of people, haha. Today I'm reviewing a sampler of Summer themed scented hand and body products. I bought the Sunny's Body Product Exclusive June Sampler box a couple weeks ago and wanted to share my thoughts with you...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Serendipity Nail Polish Summer 2017 Collection

*purchased by me

Hello lovelies! Today I have swatches from a new-to-me indie brand, Serendipity Nail Polish. I have had my eye on this brand for some time now and finally decided to make a purchase. I love this color palette for Summer and was really pleased with the formulas as well. I will for sure be purchasing from them again! Let's take a look..

Monday, June 19, 2017

Girly Bits Sequins and Satin Pants Collection


Hey there home fries! Today's post is a collection of eight stunningly sparkly summer polishes that I insist you get your hands on. The Girly Bits Sequins and Satin Pants Collection is disco inspired, and the theme really shines through all of theme. With the amount of glitter in these polishes I expected a little bit of effort in application, but was blown away by how smooth and opaque they were. Sometimes you buy an entire collection on faith and are generously rewarded, and this was one of those times! 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Hehe The Hard Air Collection Stamping Plates Review

Hello lovelies! I have a really beautiful stamping plate collection from the brand Hehe to share with you today! The Hard Air Collection is Chinese inspired (the creators are Chinese), with images representing the elements, stone, wood, and many other lovely designs. I created four looks from the twelve piece set. Let's take a look..

Monday, June 12, 2017

Colores de Carol Cosmic Summer Collection


Hello lovelies! Today's review post is of the Colores de Carol Cosmic Summer Collection which is made up of six multichromes with micro holographic glitter and micro iridescent chameleon glitter. Carolina really knocked it out of the park here!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

OPI Summer 2017 California Dreaming Collection


When I first saw the California Dreaming Collection I went a little gaga over it. I love the theme (California native), the names (of course), and so many of the shades. I received the collection courtesy of Octoly and fell deeper in love once I was able to try them all on. Read on to find out my favorites..

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

piCture pOlish Spring 2017 Releases + Comparisons


Hello lovelies! I have six of the newest shades from piCture pOlish to share with you. Free was released a little earlier as a gift with purchase but I'm including it in this post with the other five. As you can see, all of these shades fall in the blue and green color families. You would think that might be a little boring but not at all as they are all so different!

Monday, June 5, 2017

OPI Spring/Summer 2017 Fiji Collection

*purchased by me (except for one)


Hello friends! Today I have swatches for the OPI Fiji Collection for Spring/Summer 2017. I bought the twelve piece collection plus two of the three Ulta exclusives. While I like the majority of the shades, they aren't
 the most original of colors. I found the quality of formulas all over the place so I'll be writing more about that in each description. Let's take a look..

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Glisten & Glow The 5 Boroughs Collection + Diving With Mermaids Collaboration Shade


Hello my friends! I have the Glisten & Glow The 5 Boroughs Collection (inspired by New York, of course) plus a collaboration shade to share with you. These are all super holographic with lots of sparkle. The formulas were all fabulous and I didn't have a single issue. Let's take a look..

Friday, May 26, 2017

Tonic Polish Spring 2017 Collection + Come Wander


Hello lovelies! I was tempted by these new releases from Tonic Polish and ended purchasing the whole Spring 2017 plus an extra special one called Come Wander. I regret nothing! This is my second Tonic Polish purchase, and so far they have all had consistently great formula and gorgeous shades. Let's get to them..

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

UberChic Beauty Collection 18 + Uber Mini Farm Fresh Stamping Plates Review


Hello lovelies! I have new UberChic Beauty stamping plates to share today! I love the images I used for these manis, but I'll admit that collection 18 didn't have as many images that I like as usual. I did however love the idea behind the Fresh Farm plate and thought it was pretty original. Gotta love the farm life! Let's take a look..

Monday, May 22, 2017

Colores de Carol Exclusive Facebook Group Customs


Hello friends! Today I have two new Colores de Carol custom polishes that were created elusively for the Facebook fan group. If you want to get your hands on them, read the end of the post to find out how!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Powder Perfect Fatal Attraction Collection + Stamping Trio + March Release


As promised I have more Powder Perfect polishes to share! As usual they are all stunning, and each one had a great formula! This is another large post, but it will totally be worth reading until the end. Let's get to it..

Monday, May 15, 2017

Colores de Carol Sunday Funday Collection


Today I have a new collection from Colores de Carol to share with you. It is made up of six pastel based glitter crellys and one holographic glitter top coat. Each polish has a  variety and mix of glitters that are fun and playful, combined with carnival inspired names. The collection is full of happy vibes!


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Powder Perfect Kingdom of Conscience Collection


Hello lovelies! I am so excited to share this new release from Powder Perfect with you! A couple weeks ago I reviewed stamping plates and polishes from the brand (here) and the post featured a number of polishes that I had recently purchased too. So I'm currently on a bit of a Powder Perfect binge and can't get enough.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

UberChic Beauty Collection 16 & 17 Stamping Plates Review


I promised with my last UberChic Beauty review (here) that I was coming back with more. Well here I am with the Collection 16 & 17 stamping plates! As usual there were sooo many good images to choose from. I could have spammed you with a ton of nail art from these plates, but I wanted to show these to you sooner than later. Let's check them out!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Fair Maiden Polish Pony Parade Collection


Hello friends! Today I am excited to share with you a new-to-me indie brand, Fair Maiden Polish. I've admired their polishes from afar for quite a long time and really looked forward to this opportunity to finally try them out. The Pony Parade Collection was inspired by the original My Little Ponies and the soft, yet bright colors. I didn't watch much tv as a kid and I wasn't into girly stuff back then either, haha. Looking at the shades though I think the theme matches them perfectly!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Mont Bleu Nail and Cuticle Care Tools Review

I have a few nail care products from Mont Bleu to share with you today. This brand's crystal nail file was the first one I ever tried a couple years back and it was a game changer! I've been looking forward to trying more of their products ever since. Let's take a look!

Monday, May 1, 2017

7 Perfect Presents For Mother's Day


Mother's Day is just around the corner! It's that time when we honor the special women in our lives- mom, grandmother, wife, sister, daughter, or friend. I wanted to share some of my favorite products, including some I've just discovered, that make great gifts for any woman. As much as I love flowers and sweets, sometimes though it's nice to change it up and think outside the chocolate box. I hope you'll find some inspiration here!


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Clarins 4-Colour All-In-One Pen and Supra-Volume Mascara Review


I have another makeup review for you! This one is courtesy of a network called Octoly. I received two Clarins products from them- the 4-Colour All-In-One Pen and Supra-Volume Mascara. I will post a short review on Instagram, but I like showing off products in a blog format to really be thorough. 

Friday, April 28, 2017

Powder Perfect Stamping Plates + Stamping Polishes + Top and Base Coats Review


This post is looong overdue I am ashamed to say. I would try to explain my lame reasons but you know the saying, "Excuses are tools of incompetence". And sometimes I feel so incompetent! *Sob* Well I hoped I've made up for it by making some manis to inspired you! Powder Perfect has made three beautiful stamping plates and I've done a couple different looks with each plate. I used five of their stamping polishes (Black, White, Gold, Silver, and Orange) for all of them and I love how well they stamp. I've also reviewed a top coat and two base coats at the end of the post.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Giraffe Themed Nail Art With KBShimmer Polishes


Hello my lovely Society Sisters! Raise your hand if you were part of the April the Giraffe giving birth craze. If you don't know what I'm talking about.. don't worry about it. I wasn't personally riding that train, but I'm all on board for cute giraffe nail art! 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Essie Spring 2017 Collection


Last month when I was participating in The Essies I was sent the Spring 2017 collection to use for my nail art tutorial. The saturated colors of the collection make me happy so I am sharing swatches with you today!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Ipsy Glam Bag April 2017


I have this month's Ipsy Glam Bag to share with you! It's crazy how different they all are depending on your preferences, etc. I haven't seen anyone else with one exactly like mine (I haven't really looked that hard), so I wanted to show you the products I received. You can check out the look I did with last month's Glam Bag here.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Girly Bits Cosmetics Warrior Goddess Collection


Hello lovelies! Girly Bits released their Warrior Goddess Collection, a set of six wonderfully dusty cremes, a couple months back and I fell for them. I resisted well for a few weeks, then finally caved and bought them all! I love me a good creme polish and these formulas and colors were too good to pass up. (I've already used two of the shades in some nail art here). Let's take a closer look..

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Hehe Stamping Plates Review- The Science Collection


A couple weeks back I reviewed some new plus size Hehe stamping plates and as promised I am back with their Science Collection! When I saw this collection released last year I fell in love. There are so many awesome and unique images! I'm not a science nerd by any means. My hubby is the one with the Scientific American subscription, although I might pick it up to look at the pictures, lol. My point is, anyone can appreciate this collection because it is just so COOL.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Turtle Tootsie Polishes The Jailbird Collection



Yes! It's that time once again.. We are entering neon season and I am so ready! Indie brand Turtle Tootsie Polishes has created a bright summery collection consisting of six holographic neons, one glitter crelly, and one holographic glitter topper. The Jailbird Collection theme and individual polish names are just as playful as the colors. It reminds me of these Valentine's Day printables I created a couple years back that are on a similar vein. The neon formula was slightly thick but self leveled well. As is typical of neons they all dry down to a dull finish, so I've applied a  glossy top coat to each one.

Monday, April 17, 2017

UberChic Beauty Unicorn Love and Texture-Licious 02 Stamping Plates Review


Hello and happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. Last week UberChic Beauty had a huge launch of new products and I couldn't wait to dive into them. I didn't want to fit them all into one post so I started off with two of my favorites. I think you'll really like them too!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Sunny's Body Products Sweet Treats Box 3.0 Exclusive Sampler


Get out your bibs, 'cause you're going to be drooling by the end of this post. Sunny's Body Products has created a delectable twelve piece food scented sampler box ranging from coffee to candy to fresh baked bread. Some of these are so delicious you'll be tempted to taste them, I'm totally serious. Best part is, they are all calorie free!


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Colores de Carol Mother's Day Duo + Wizard Lizard


Are you ready to see the gorgeousness that is this new Colores de Carol release? I cannot tell you how in love I am! The shades are stunning and the formulas are great. In case you think I'm exaggerating we'll move right along to the photos. 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Polish My Life Naughty Nauticals Collection



Hey loves! Today's post is swatches of indie brand Polish My Life's Naughty Nauticals collection. I bought this whole collection because the color palette is so beautiful together and perfect for Summer. The six piece collection is made up of creme/jelly formulas that all apply smoothly and build up to a glossy and squishy finish. Also, they watermarble like a charm as you may have seen me showcase here and here, and will again at the end of the post. On top of it all I helped name (you know how much I love to!) two of the polishes from sneak peeks in the fan facebook group.

Monday, April 10, 2017

UberChic Beauty Uber Mini Mother's Day Stamping Plate + Luxe and XL Stampers Review



Hello there! I hope you all had a great weekend! Mine involved lots of sunshine, rain, and snow. The weather here is never boring, haha. I'm going to start your week off right with another UberChic Beauty review. Let's get right to it.