Monday, June 30, 2014

June Miscellaneous Swatches

**The featured product in this post were purchased by me with my own money. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated.**

I can't believe it's already the last day of June!! Where has this year gone?! So crazy! Well, today is another short and sweet post. It's the only undies I used that wasn't in another post. I might have posted about this one before, but things have improved around here since the last time, so you get to see it again!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Fun with Sally Hansen

**The featured products in this post were gifted to me and purchased by me with my own money. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated.**

Yesterday I showed you all some swatches of a couple Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear polishes. While I was swatching, I thought I'd have a little fun with them and decided to play with some glitter toppers. 


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Coral Reef and Pacific Blue *edited*

**The featured product in this post was purchased by me with my own money. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated.**

I had never purchased any of the Xtreme Wear line from Sally Hansen before. Then all this hubbub about the changing of formulas and colors had me intrigued. So, I went out and snagged a bottle of Coral Reef and Pacific Blue old formulas. Now, I had to go to several different stores to find them, no one here seemed to carry either of these colors. I finally came across Coral Reef at Target and the 3rd CVS I went to had a couple original formula Pacific Blues hidden behind the new formulas. I have to say, I do no like the new formula Pacific Blue after seeing it. I have a theory though, but it can't be confirmed until I actually try the new formulas. 


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

LynBDesigns Meet Me at the Abbey Collection

**The featured product in this post was sent to me by the manufacturer for my honest review. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated.**
**WARNING PICTURE HEAVY**
Source: stonehengetours


I am so excited about this collection, I had to swatch it at the last minute so I wouldn't do the post any earlier than she wanted. If you're a sane person, you're obsessed with Downton Abbey as much Jennalyn and I are. When she told me she was doing a Downton Abbey collection, the sound that shot out of my mouth was one that I wasn't proud of. I admit, I'm glad my daughter wasn't even around to hear it. Without further ado...I introduce to you...the Meet Me At The Abbey Collection from LynBDesigns.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Layla Hologram Effect Coral Glam

**The featured product in this post was purchased by me with my own money. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated.**

On this lovely Tuesday I decided to show off another beauty I hadn't posted here. I've worn it a couple times and I never got pics of the manis. Such a shame too, because I remember they were so much fun! Anyway, I believe this was the first Layla beauty I snagged at Ulta. I saw it, and it practically jumped into my hands. 


Monday, June 23, 2014

Rescue Beauty Halcyon

**The featured product in this post was purchased by me with my own money. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated.**

Happy Monday, lovelies!!! In honor of the KDrama pre-sale this past weekend, I thought I would swatch my very first polish from Rescue Beauty. I recently realized I hadn't swatched it here and it's a damn shame! This is the first polish that made me really notice Rescue Beauty. Once you see it, you'll see why! 


Friday, June 20, 2014

Nail Pattern Boldness Ninja vs. Pirate

**The featured products in this post were purchased by me or swapped. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated.**

It's Friday!!! As much as this week seemed to be dragging early on, once Wednesday hit it just flew by! Anyway, onto the good stuff! I had a lull of things to review, so I dug through my stash to find something I've had some fun with but might not have shown you all. I came across this beauty from Nail Pattern Boldness. I received it in a swap and somehow it was put in with regular polishes and I hadn't used it yet. Shocker! I had Ninja vs. Pirate for almost a year and hadn't used it. I could kick myself!! 


Thursday, June 19, 2014

NOTD OPI Sheer Tints

**The featured product was given to me by a friend. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated.**

A while back, a friend sent me the four pack of mini OPI Sheer Tints. I hate to say that they have been in my untried pile for so long and kept getting pushed back. I completely regret not using these sooner. They are so much fun! Take a peek!


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Pacifica Nail Polish

**The featured product in this post was provided to me by the manufacturer for my honest review. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated.**

Well, the week is halfway over, and to be honest, this week has been taking it's sweet time! I don't know why but it just seems to be dragging. I decided to do a nice short post today! 

Did you guys know that Pacifica started selling nail polish?! Not only that, but it's 7 FREE. Yes, 7! That means it doesn't have parabens, phthalates, toluene, xylene, camphor, formaldehyde, and resin. They have 25 beautiful shades and 2 top coats (clear and matte). I've got two of that 25 to show you today. Trust me, have your credit card handy!


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Cinema Swatch Lacquers Goonies Collection

**The featured products in this post were provided to me by the manufacturer for my honest review. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated.**
**WARNING PICTURE HEAVY**

It's Tuesday, and so many of my friends posted that they were watching The Goonies this weekend. I knew it was a sign. So, here is the lovely Goonies inspired collection from Cinema Swatch Lacquers! I just had 2 posts from Cinema Swatch Lacquers, but this one couldn't wait any longer. 

Monday, June 16, 2014

LynBDesigns Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder LE and giveaway

**The featured product in this post was given to me by a friend. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated.**
**CLOSED**
Happy Monday, everyone!! When LynBDesigns released her newest LE shade, a friend bought one for herself, and one for me!! She's new to the polish world (guilty party here) and it was her thank you gift for introducing her to this crazy addictive world! I was beyond excited when the bottle arrived (along with the newest collection to swatch...OH.EM.GEE.!!) and I saw she tossed in a second bottle. She didn't tell me she was sending a second polish, so I messaged her. Sure enough, she thought this beauty deserved her own giveaway.

This polish is sold out so this giveaway is your last shot at getting one! So, check out the pics below, see what you'd be getting yourself into, then enter the giveaway!!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Starlette by Cinema Swatch Lacquers Deleted Scenes

**The featured products were sent to me by the manufacturer for my honest review. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated.**

Yes, I've got another Cinema Swatch Lacquer post for you today. However, this one does not include polish. Did you know that there is another side to her business called Starlette. She offers scrubs, balms, fizzies, and even polish remover! She sent me a small 4 oz bottle of Deleted Scenes polish remover to review as well as a small bag of some upcoming products. 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Cinema Swatch Lacquers Marie Antoinette Collection

**The featured products were sent to me by the manufacturer for my honest review. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated.**
**WARNING PICTURE HEAVY**

Source: wikipedia

I have a beautiful collection from Cinema Swatch Lacquers to show you all today. This dainty set of colors is the Marie Antoinette Collection inspired by the movie Marie Antoinette. Yes, this collection has been available for a little while, but I just received it. Hopefully I will be able to show it to you in a new light.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Influenster TLC VoxBox

**I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.**

I got another VoxBox from Influenster! This one is the TLCVoxBox. It is pretty much the perfect care package for a mom. Ready to see what I got?

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Barielle Keys Collection 2.0

**Press Sample**

Last week, I got to show you all swatches of the beautiful colors of the Keys Collection from Barielle. I decided to play around a bit. I'm not great at nail art, but sometimes I feel like giving it a go. This was one of those times. I didn't do anything fancy, but it was fun! Check it out! 


Monday, June 9, 2014

Treasures by Tan

**Press Sample**

HAPPY HAPPY MONDAY, EVERYONE!!!! I hope you all had a lovely weekend! I had a fantastic one until I spent an hour in our downstairs hallway last night during a bad storm trying to keep a toddler and a puppy calm. haha We survived, and I've got three beautiful polishes from Treasures by Tan to show off today! 


Friday, June 6, 2014

Nayll

**Press Samples**
**WARNING PICTURE HEAVY**
**2 POSTS IN 1**

Happy Friday, lovelies!! I'm very excited about today's post. I get to show you all a peek into a new company...NayllNayll is a custom "frankening" company. You create your own polishes on their site. Mix pigments together to make your own shimmer based polishes, or mix together some glitters for a fun topper. Not feeling very creative? They also have a range of jellies, cremes and premixed glitter polishes for you to choose from.

Nayll gave me the opportunity to create five polishes (two shimmers and three glitters) of my very own. I was so excited to get started!! I have a creative mind and love coming up with new polish ideas in my head, but when I sat at my computer to get started on this, I had a total brain fart. I had no idea where to start and I had zero inspiration. To get inspiration, I did what any sane person would do...I created a mini collection. Based off my favorite movie True Romance, I created two shimmers inspired by the main characters, and three glitter toppers based off secondary characters and one scene that has always stuck with me.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Barielle Keys Collection

**Press Samples**

Holy cow, you guys!! This new collection from Barielle is beautiful! The summer 2014 set of six is called the Keys Collection. "The Keys Collection celebrates the warm, sun-filled, tropical beach days enjoyed all over the world. These beautiful, creamy, high-fashion colors set the mood for paradise vacations." As you scroll through the colors you can definitely see the tropics in the inspiration. It will make you want to book a vacation too so proceed at your own risk! ;o)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

SuperChic Lacquer American Woman Trio + Giveaway

**The featured product was provided to me by the manufacturer for my honest review. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated.**
**CLOSED**

It's that time of year again! Time for us to be dredged in all things red, white, and blue. I admit, I'm one of the ones who secretly gets annoyed, but really it's because it's just always the same ol' same ol'. I want the patriotic shades to be done in a new way. A way that is going to really get me excited! Well, it seems that Jennifer over at SuperChic Lacquer found a way to do it! She's releasing her American Woman trio, and yes, it's red, white, and blue, but these are elevated to a whole other level. 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Essie Spring 2014 Resort Collection

**The featured product in this post was given to me by a friend. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated.**

I've had this mini set for a bit and it just kept getting covered up. Boy, oh boy, how I've been kicking myself for doing that!! Yes, this set of four don't look like anything special, but Essie has stepped up their game and has improved formulas! I was one of the people who shunned Essie for the longest time, only breaking my vow when I saw a color I just had to have. When the press release of the Spring 2014 Resort Collection arrived in my email box, I was done for. I knew there was something special here.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Milani Gold Label

**The featured products in this post were purchased by me with my own money. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated.**

I was down in North Carolina visiting my mom a couple months ago and had picked up a few polishes by Milani while down there. My stores don't get in the good stuff from them and their displays stay empty (or at least they always are when I go in), so when I saw these while I was down there, I knew I had to get some. The bag these were in got misplaced, which it why it took me so long to swatch these, but OMG are these creme formulas fantastic! Keep reading to see more!