Friday, September 21, 2018

Stella Chroma; Fall Mattes Collection

Morning beauties!  I was planning on posting this late last night but I figured most of you would be in bed already so I opted for a morning share instead!  This is the newest collection from Stella Chroma and it's absolutely amazing! The Fall Mattes Collection consists of 6 gorgeous Autumn inspired shades that are a fantastic matte finish.  I truly love matte finish polish and wish makers did them more often, but I guess that's what makes them so much more special to me!  You'll be able to purchase the Fall Mattes starting on 9/22 at 12pm EDT.  They will be $12 each or you can purchase the set for $64 until 10/5.  A portion of the sales will be donated to the Girls Who Code program.  And don't forget you can save 15% using my code MNPO!  Let's go ahead and jump in to the post to check them out and revel in all their Fall Matte glory! 

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Lollipop Posse Lacquer: September Year of Tarot - Death & September Single Pour LE - Fallen Woman in Dancing Costume

Guess what, I am not at a soccer game or soccer practice.  I'm at a volleyball game, HA!  I'm back with a couple Lollipops that I didn't share with my last post because I felt they deserved their own!  First off we have the newest addition to the Year of Tarot, Death.  Then there's the September Single Pour LE, Fallen Woman in Dancing Costume.  My understanding is that these will both be limited in supply, due to bottle issues.  so they may go into a pre-order if they sell out right away.  And of course the Single Pour is just that and when it's gone it's gone.  Both will be available this Friday 9/21 at 8pm EDT.  They will be $12 and $10. So you ready to jump in and check them out?  Let's do it!

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Lollipop Posse Lacquer; Which Witch Collection, Halloween 2018

Good evening friends!  How was your Sunday? I spent the morning on the soccer field trying not to stress myself out and go in to early labor. Mom of the goalie is not a fun cheerleading job! Also spent time boxing up stuff in the kids rooms since they will both be demo'd soon while we expand out hose for our ever growing family.  But it was a nice day with warm weather and a good breeze - definitely feeling more like Fall every day. Great time for me to start sharing Fall collection!  I want to stat with the Lollipop Posse Halloween, Which Witch collection!  It's a mash up of Karen's favorite witches from different stories, movies and shows.  And I've got the scoop on each one for you!  The Which Witch collection will be available 9/21 at 8pm EDT, they will $12 each.  The set will be available from 9/21 - 9/23 with free domestic shipping.  So let's jump in and see what we've got!

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Girly Bits Cosmetics; Crelly Crate Exclusive - Dying To Get Here

Evening!  You know where I am, my usual spot.  Sitting out at the soccer field watching one of my kids practice!  Fun times.  But as always it gives me the perfect opportunity to do a little blogging.  Tonight I am excited to share a gorgeous polish that is part of the Crellycrate!  I don't know about you but I am total sucker for crellies, especially when they are packed full of shimmer and flakies and all those good things.  The #crellycrate was born from the Crazy 4 Crellies Facebook group, for those of us who can't get enough crellies.  It contains 3 lovely polishes from Girly Bits, Beautiful Unlimited and Top Shelf Lacquer.  The inspiration is Tim Burton and this particular trio is based on Corpse Bride.  Actually there are 2 other movies/trios (Beetlejuice and Nightmare Before Christmas).  Make sure to follow #crellycrate on Instagram to see them all and join the Crazy 4 Crellies group!  I have Girly Bits Dying to Get Here, from the Corpse Bride trio.  You'll be able to pick it up at the Polish M site for $12 or $33 for the trio.  Sale will run from 9/14 - 9/21.  I'm dying to show it to you so let's get in the post! 

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Alter Ego September Indie Pickup Exclusive: Saturdays Are for Sven Chicken Ramen Soap

Morning friends!  I am cracking up as I type this post because the product is so ridiculously funny!  I think it also shows how awesome Cynthia, the maker behind Alter Ego is, because she knows not to take things too seriously sometimes.  Now that the PPU has closed we are rolling in to the IPU soon, which is all the non-polish products that makers sell.  It's actually kind of a boutique flea market of sorts with every sort of handmade item you can think of; soap, jewelry, squishies, slime, wax melts, makeup, etc, etc... Again, inspired by the horror movie host on late night TV, Svengoolie, Alter Ego took one of his props and turned it into a soap!  A rubber chicken soap.  That smells like chicken ramen.  Do I need to say anymore?!  You need this in your life, whether it be serious or as a joke, or as the perfect white elephant gift!  You can purchase the rubber chicken soap from 9/21 - 9/24 for $6. There will be a cap, only roughly 30-40 soaps to be had!  Let's check it out!
-no chicken broth or byproducts used to make this soap-

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Stella Chroma Hella Handmade Creations, September 2018 - Queens of Westeros, Queen Selyse

Evening all!  I'm enjoying a fairly quiet tie out at the soccer fields while the boys both practice.  Actually I have no idea where my older son is because his ended 30 minutes ago but I assume he is helping another team out.  And my daughter is off on the playground making friends with other little siblings that are toted around to all these practices.  Other than that lots of sports, school AND polish stuff going on this week!  IPU opens up, HHC opens up, so many launches I can't keep up!  But I can fill you in on the Stella Chroma polish that will be available during the HHC this week.  As you know by now, Stella Chroma picked Game of Thrones as her fandom theme.  She's run the gamut showcasing all the Queens in the series and we are now at Queen Selyse.  This beautiful, wintery polish will be available from 9/14-9/21 for $12.  Let's jump in to the post and see the polish! 

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Girly Bits Cosmetics; Limited Edition September Colour of the Month Duo - Grape Escape & The Day Shift

Evening!  Hope you had a lovely weekend.  I enjoyed watching both of my boys play in soccer games and my daughter had her first Girl Scout meeting.  While I wasn't really on board with it at first I am thankful that it is so low commitment and I don't really have to do anything.  Fits with my  crazy schedule perfectly!  Before the weekend wraps up I wanted to share the newest Girly Bits CotM Duo with you.  These are always a favorite of mine because Pam's polishes are always fabulous...well these two are stunning!  And if you are a purple lover you are going to be so happy!  The September CotM Duo will be available until 10/1.  Take advantage of the early bird pricing available until 9/10, you can save a few buck when you get both shades.  $16.50 CAD each or $31 for the set.  Still available after the 10th but you will have to pay full price.  Let's go ahead and jump in to see Grape Escape and The Day Shift.  

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Friday, September 7, 2018

KBShimmer September Polish Pickup Exclusive: The One Soul

PPU overload past number 2 today!  But it's the last one, I promise.  I just ended up way overwhelmed with life yesterday and never had the chance to share the posts.  Regardless, PPU opened up this morning, and so far I've only seen 1 item sell out.  Luckily for you this awesome thermal from KBShimmer is still going strong and steady and you can get yours NOW!  AS I've mentioned countless times, the September PPU theme is Horror Movies.  You'll be able to purchase until 9/10.  This fabulous KBShimmer is called The One Soul, inspired by Constantine.  It will be $11 and there is no cap.  So let's delve in and see that we've got here!!

*press sample*

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Alter Ego September Polish Pickup Exclusive: Saturday's Are For Sven

Afternoon all!  Ok so the Polish Pickup is OPEN!  I ended up being way overstretched for my time yesterday and didn't have a chance to share my last two posts!  But since it's only been open for a few hours and has plenty of time I'm going to share them both today.  In case you didn't catch the memo, the September PPU theme is Horror Movies.  Alter Ego has once again, put her own awesome spin on the theme and came up with Saturday's Are for Sven, inspired by Svengoolie, the host of a late night horror movie program.  You can pick up Saturday's Are For Sven now until 9/10 for $8.  Let's jump in so you can see this beauty and then I can share the next one!!

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

ellagee September Polish Pick Up Exclusive: Something Has Found Us

Afternoon friends!  Hope your Wednesday was fantastic.  Mine seemed long and I was exhausted.  Apparently it was long and tiring for my 12 year old also because I just got a phone call that he fell asleep on a bench at school and it took 6 teachers to wake him up.  He was knocked the heck out! Hoping we all feel more energetic tomorrow.  Ok ok, so I'm back today with another fabulous polish available during the September Polish Pickup.  This one is from ellagee and it's called Something Has Found Us.  It was inspired by the horror movie Cloverfield.  You'll be able to pick it up from 9/7 - 9/10 for $12, no cap.  So let's go see it!

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer September Polish Pick Up Exclusive: Excellent Day for an Exorcism

Evening dears!  This Friday is the September Polish Pickup so I'll be sharing the remainder of what I swatched up until then!  But can we talk about how epic the theme for this month is?!  Horror Movies!  Gah, I love them, they are so fun!  BEGL went with a classic horror movie, The Exorcist and came up with Excellent Day for an Exorcism.  This is such a great movie, so many memorable scenes!  If you haven't seen this one, you really should add it to your October Scary Movie list.  You'll be able to purchase Excellent Day for an Exorcism from 9/7 - 9/10 for $13.  There is a 150 bottle cap.  Let's check it out, if you're not scared! 

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Zoya; Sunshine Summer 2018

Ok so Labor Day just passed, kids are all back to school but you know what?  The official last day of Summer isn't until 9/22 so I'm technically still "on time" with this post featuring the Zoya Sunshine Summer 2018 Collection!  Plus I feel like several of these shades will be great transitional and Fall colors for the next few months!  You can pick up any or all of the colors in the Sunshine Summer set for $10 each/$60 per half set.  Let's jump in and check them out!

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Friday, August 31, 2018

Stella Chroma September Polish Pick Up Exclusives: Follow the Teachings & Glazed Donuts

Evening friends!  I have been leery to say its Fall but it really feels like it is (which is bad for me since I still have 1 Summer collection to post DOH!).  But I'm not here to talk about that today.  I'm here to talk about Polish Pickup!  I think you know already, but the September theme is Horror Movies! YAS!  I've got the Stella Chroma polish to share with you now and it is a major stunner!  Inspired by the British movie To the Devil A Daughter.  I haven't seen this movie but it sounds like a creepier version of Rosemary's Baby so I'm going to have to watch it during October Horror Movie month!  Follow the Teachings will be available from 9/7 - 9/10 for $12 with no cap.  Stella Chroma will also have another amazing Emulsified Sugar Scrub for you scrub addicts out there!  It's called Glazed Donut and you can pick it up during the same sale time for $5.50.  Let's go ahead and see what we've got here!

*press sample*

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Born Pretty; Chameleon Nail Polish - Violet Galaxy

Morning!  Ok ok ok!  I am so in love with this polish, I couldn't wait to share it with you!  Yes there are so many awesome products at the Born Pretty Store but this particular product is one of my absolute favorites!  It's the Chameleon Nail Polish in Violet Galaxy and it's SO cool!  You can currently pick this up for $4.99 by clicking the link HERE.  And don't forget you can save 10% using my code JTOW10.  I don't want to waste any intro time here because this polish speaks for itself plus I have a zillion pictures to share...let's get to it!

*press sample*

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Dreamland Lacquer September Polish Pickup Exclusive: She is Vampyr

Evening dears!  How's your week going?  Mine is swell, getting back on track with being a little more focused on me and trying to be a healthy pregnant mom.  But the activity level is really wearing me out!  Must push on!  We are coming up to another PPU, can you believe how quickly these come around?  The theme for September is Horror Movies!  I was super excited for this month because I totally love horror movies!  There are quite a few that I think missed the mark (ie picking movies that aren't scary at all) but plenty totally nailed it and Dreamland is definitely in the nailed it category.  She is Vampyr is absolutely stunning and inspire by a great vampire movie.  You'll be able to pick up this stunner, She is Vampyr from 9/7 - 9/10 for $12.  There will be a 200 bottle cap.  Let's check it out!

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel; Sunset Splash Collection

Good morning!  Look at me, 2 posts in a row.  Who am I?  Haha.  Well I have some gorgeous drugstore polishes to share with you today and you know what, I totally dig them all.  But what I dig most is that they are so easily accessible.  I used to drugstore polish shop very frequently, but my kids schedules took over my life and I spend a lot of time at the schools so that kind of killed that fun outing for me.  But it doesn't mean you can enjoy perusing the aisles of Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS or even Target to see what types of polishes they have on the shelves!  Aside from appreciating the ease of shopping for Sally Hansen Miracle Gel, I also like that you can coupon and save money on them most of the time.  Even if not you aren't breaking the bank with a huge price tag.  The Sunset Splash Collection consists of 6 shades that are absolutely perfect for the end of Summer, start of Fall!  Let's jump in and see what Sally has in store for us!

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Alter Ego Polish of the Month; Space Octopus

Evening friends!  Hope your Thursday was spiffy!  My kids are officially all back in school and I took the opportunity to grab coffee with friends and shop for new clothes for my rapidly growing baby belly.  Then I realized I have failed on sharing this awesome Polish of the Month available over at Alter Ego.  Cynthia is going to have new monthly polishes along with her contributions to already existing groups such as PPU.  I have to say that if the August polish is any indication of what's to come I am excited!  Space Octopus is a fun polish with a funny name!  This is an LE polish so once it runs out it's gone.  You can still purchase Space Octopus now for $9.50!  Let's check out this awesome polish.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

KBShimmer: Throwback Collection

Are you guys ready for glitter bomb city?!  This is a total flash back to 2012, when chunky glitters were all the rage and every was clamoring for them.  I too was sucked in to the the chunky glitter craze and still adore them for their fun and sparkly personalities!  Well KBShimmer was one of the ones who led the way with this trend and I distinctly remember each polish in this collection when it came out and now as an ode to the nail polish days back then, here is the Throwback Collection!  It launched about a week ago and it's definitely meant for those of us who want bling bling nails or just love the crelly finish (because there are a lot of those in here too).  Individual shades are $10.  Or you can try the Multichrome Bag deal for $49.95 - 6 polishes of your choice (not limited to the Throwback Collection) and the awesome multichrome zippered pouch!  So let's not waste any further time, since my post is already after they actual launch, and jump right in to check out the polish!

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Lollipop Posse Lacquer; Year of Tarot - The Hermit & Queen of Swords and August '18 LE - Three Warm and Wild Eyes

Afternoon all!  I'm playing nurse today to one sick pre-teen.  He ended up with a horrible headache last night that hasn't gone away, but a quick trip to the doctor's office this morning gave us a virus diagnosis so poor guy will just have to ride it out.  Bummer, last few days of Summer and he ended up sick.  No idea where he picked it up though, I'm putting my money on one of his soccer teammates.  Fingers crossed it's just a 24 hour type thing and that he doesn't pass it on to me.  Anywho, that's not why I'm here.  I'm here to show you this post featuring some gorgeous new polish from Lollipop Posse Lacquer!  Guys, Karen has literally been blowing me away with her creations, they are seriously swoon worthy!  This post features 2 new Year of Tarot shades and the August 2018 LE.  Let me just emphasize that the August LE will only be available until it runs out so if you like that one jump on it!  All 3 will be available on 8/17 at 8pm EDT for $12/$11.  At the same time there will also be a Back to School event which will have newly discontinued shades, clearance shades, a restock of some sold out polishes AND a free gift with every purchase!!  Karen knows how to do a sale!  So you have lots of info in your brain now, time to relax and enjoy pictures!  Let's jump in!

*press sample*

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Alter Ego August Indie Pickup Exclusive: Fantasia Bath Crumbs

Afternoon y'all!  Those of you with kids, are they back to school yet?  I have a week to go and them mine are out of my hair.  Really though they have been pretty well behaved this Summer, maybe they are all maturing!  And maybe it will give me some time to catch up on blog things!  I swear the only cardio I get these days is running late, ha! Ok so I know by now that you are all familiar with the Polish Pickup.  But they have a new group called the Indie Pickup.  It's kind of like a free for all market where indie makers of all sorts can create and sell items that coordinate with the PPU theme.  So the IPU theme is Musicals and it will be open after the PPU.  This month IPU will be open from 8/17 - 8/20.  Alter Ego created a new scent for her popular Bath Crumbs.  Fantasia, inspired by the movie of the same name, will be $7.50 for a 4oz jar, that comes with a scoop.  It will be limited to 14 jars.  So let's jump in and check out the Bath Crumbs!

*press sample*

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Stella Chroma Hella Handmade Creations, August 2018 - Queens of Westeros, Queen of the North

Evening friends!  I'm rushing around getting dinner ready early and rushing out the door to take the boys to soccer practice.  School isn't in started and I'm back to the taxi mom grind, boo hoo.  But I'd rather they stay busy and active than sit at home and stare at video games and the tv so I can't complain.  Ok, so it's almost time for the HHC to open up again, yay!  I have the next installment of the Stella Chroma Queens of Westeros collection to show you tonight.  This is Queen of the North and it's a tribute to Talisa Stark.  You'll be able to purchase Queen of the North from 8/14 - 8/21 for $12.  Let's jump in!

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Beauty Big Bang: Aurora Chameleon Flakes #J7406-1C

Good morning to you!  I slept in after a slightly restless night and getting up late felt good.  We are down to a week and a half before school starts and 2 weekends before I'm a slave to soccer games.  So I am going to kick back and enjoy a nice, relaxing weekend.  What plans do you have?  I have a few things to catch up on so might be posting a few times over the weekend, I'm sure you don't mind.  I'll start it off with my last post for my Beauty Big Bang package, another gorgeous flakie nail powder!  This one is the Aurora Chameleon Flakes, there are 3 shades available and I went with the blue/green combo.  You can pick up the Aurora Chameleon Flakes, SKU J7406-1C or the other 2 for $4.99 each using the link HERE.  Save 10% using my code Obsession.  

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Beauty Big Bang; Flower Stamping Plate #J6401TM-3A

Hullo there!  I'm back to share another post featuring a fab product from Beauty Big Bang.  I previously shared a cool flakie nail powder and today I have a pretty stamping plate for you to check out.  I've only tried a couple stamping plates from BBB, and I really like the array of designs they have available.  So the Flower Stamping Plate is available at this LINK for $2.79.  You can save 10% using my code Obsession.  Happy shopping and lets jump in to the post!

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Beauty Review: Pirette Fragrance Oil

Morning beauties!  When I go on vacation I like to shop.  It's fun to find little things that will remind me of the trip and specific places once I get home.  I got to enjoy a few date nights alone with my husband this vacation and we perused a store while waiting on reservations one night, I came across this interesting little perfume oil.  I didn't think much of it, other than the simple packaging appealed to me.  But when I smelled it I knew I had to have it.  I tend to be drawn toward easy fragrances, simple, nothing overwhelming.  This fit all those bills and just smells like Summer.  I want to wear it all the time and hang on to the Summer memories, hot days, pool trips, beach visits.  Pirette is a brand that was actually created in Newport Beach, CA.  So not a Hawaiian brand, but still a beach brand!  And I'm happy to be supporting a California brand.  So let's jump in and check it out.

*nothing to disclose*

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Beauty Big Bang Mermaid Chameleon Flakes #J7420 - 4C

Evening!  I promise I didn't go in to hiding.  I just haven't been feeling the best this week.  I can't seem to drift off to sleep, then when i finally do I wake up several times a night.  Just going through an uncomfortable phase I guess, hopefully it passes in the next week or so.  Otherwise I am going to be one tired, cranky mommy when #4 arrives.  But tonight I'm working on the old blog, swatches and fun nail polish stuff!  So I've had some awesome products for Beauty Big Bang for some time and am getting around to sharing them now.  I have 3 items, so let's get started with these fantastical Mermaid Chameleon Flakes!  These are amazing and come in 8 glitter shades for your enjoyment.  You can purchase this or any of the others Mermaid Flakes now for $4.99 USD with this direct link HERE.  Don't forget you can use my code Obsession for 10% off your order!  

*press sample*

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer August Polish Pickup Exclusive: It's Good

Afternoon!  It's time!  PPU is OPEN!  Have you shopped yet?  If not, I have one more polish offering to interest you.  Just one more quick run through, the theme for August is Musicals so any type of movie, cartoon or live show that has singing worked.  BEGL went with the movie Enchanted, a very interesting and fun take on the whole princess theme that most Disney movies are based around.  I haven't seen it in a while, but I do remember that I enjoy the movie and the songs.  It's Good will be available starting NOW until 8/6 for $12, no cap.  Let's jump in quick so you can finish shopping!

*press sample*

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

ellagee August Polish Pickup Exclusive: Superstar

Evening friends!  Thursday night is such a teaser, so close to Friday but so far from the weekend!  I have another PPU post to share with you today, this one is from ellagee. Laura was inspired by Jesus Christ Superstar.  I know this is one of the classic musicals (along with Cats, Hair, Le Mis) but I have never seen it (or any of those others I mentioned), for shame. So this purple beauty is Superstar!  You'll be able to purchase Superstar from 8/3 - 8/6 for $11, no cap.  Now let's head in and check it out!

*press sample*

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Stella Chroma August Polish Pick Up Exclusives: Poppies! and Emulsified Sugar Scrub Poppies

Good morning again!  Are you tired of me and my double posting ways yet?  I swear sometimes the PPU just creeps up on me and I'm a crazy person trying to share everything in time!  But I've just about got them all shared now!  As I've mentioned before in my last few posts, the Polish Pickup theme for August is Musicals.  It's such a wide net cast to cover all musicals and movies with music in them and all that I've seen so far has been great!  Stella Chroma picked The Wizard of Oz, a movie I grew up watching and singing songs to.  Total classic!  Poppies! is a nod to the scene in the poppy field in the movie.  Poppies! will be available from 8/3 - 8/6 for $12, no cap.  There is also an Emulsified Sugar Scrub with the same name, Poppies! available.  You can pick up a 2.5oz jar for $5.50.  Let's head in to the post and check it out. 

*press sample*

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Alter Ego August Polish Pickup Exclusive: Dance Like No One is Watching

Evening!  Can't believe how fast the day went by and I barely did anything!  I did get to my doctor appointment and bought groceries, made dinner.  I actually made it back to the grocery store for ice cream sundae fixings! Now I'll do more blogging!  I have another Musicals themed PPU for you now!    Tonight is Alter Ego Dance Like No One is Watching, inspired by the  Dance of the Hours in Fantasia.  I do love the music in this movie/musical.  Plus anything Disney is a win in my book.  You'll be able to purchase Dance Like No One is Watching from 8/3 - 8/6 for $8, no cap.  Ok, let's jump in to the post!

*press sample*

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Dreamland Lacquer August Polish Pickup Exclusive: You Look Like Seafood

Good morning!  It was a long travel day yesterday, I went to bed late and woke up even later. But it's back to reality and I've got a list a mile long of things to do! Let's start off my day with a little PPU post for the August Musicals!  Dreamland Lacquer picked one of my favorite new Disney movies, which are basically all musicals because there is so much singing.  Anyways, we have a gorgeous polish here called You Look Like Seafood inspired by the song sang by Tamatoa, the giant crab.  He's quite the character and looks pretty awesome with the bioluminescence painted all over his face. You can purchase You Look Like Seafood from 8/3 - 8/6 for $12, 300 bottle cap.  Alrighty, let's jump in and check it out!

*press sample*

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

KBShimmer August Polish Pickup Exclusive: Sandy

Good morning!  Sadly I am boarding a plane and am off on my return home trip.  Wah, I always hate leaving Hawaii.  I wish I lived here.  But I don't so I guess it's back to reality for me.  Might as well get it with that mind set now!  Alright, so last night I dove in to the PPU posts I have to share.  I'll continue along with that line of thought today.  The August theme is Musicals.  That leaves a pretty wide array of subject matter because basically any movie with singing in it is a musical, including cartoons.  There are so many great musicals and many are represented this month!  KBShimmer went with one that I'm sure everyone is familiar with, Grease!  When I was in high school I used to sing and act out the scenes, I would always be Sandy and would make my little sister be Danny (HA, I was so mean).  My bestie and I still call each other "Pinky Lee" when we talk to each other.  So you get my drift, I grew up with this musical and love it! Sandy will be available from 8/3 - 8/6 for $10, no cap.  Time to take a look at it!

*press sample*

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My Indie Polish August Polish Pickup Exclusive: Summer

Good evening!  I'm on Hawaii time so this post isn't really that late night for me, but for everyone else it's an absurd hour so excuse me for that!  My vacation was literally only in the room for sleeping time so I didn't have much time to share posts at night.  It's time to start bombarding you with August PPU posts.  The theme for the month is Musicals, how fun! I do love a good musical, my favorite is actually West Side Story and it happened to be on TV just the other night!  I'm starting it off with My Indie Polish Summer, inspired by The Donna Summer Musical.  You will be able to purchase Summer from 8/3 - 8/6 for $12.50, no cap.  Let's check it out!

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Fit Snack Box: July 2018

Evening!  Got another post to share with you today!  This is the July Fit Snack Box and guess what?  You still have time to get this one!  As always, I was pleased with all the options I received in this months box and felt many of them fit my busy and active lifestyle well.  Don't think you have to be a trail runner or organized sports athlete to get the most out of these snacks.  I toss them in my bag for my kids to eat on the go and use them as supplements in dinners.  The variety of products included make it easy for anyone to eat better, make better choices, stay on track!  As I've mentioned with many of my past reviews, you can save 30% off your first order using my link HERE.  So let's jump in and see the box!

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Londontown USA; Summer 2018

Good morning dears!  Sorry for radio silence but I'm off on vacation and have found little time to sit down at the laptop and get posts written up.  My days are all about pool, beach, family excursions, going out for amazing meals.  Between the heat, being on my feet and being pregnant I basically barely make it into my pjs before I crash each night.  Anyways, what I am getting at is that I have about a zillion posts to share with you now and will be trying to catch up, possibly double posting once I return home mid-week next week.  Let's get this party started with a beautiful collection from Londontown.  I first came into contact with the brand at CPNA 2016.  I was fully impressed with the brand, colors and especially the Instant Smudge Fix.  I came home with samples and have purchased from the brand multiple times since then.  I was pretty stoked when they contacted me to do a review!  I was sent nail care and a few polishes from the Summer 2018 collection to try out.  If you mosey on over to the Londontown site before 7/29 at 11:59pm EST you can save 30% off your order. Alright, you ready to jump in?  Then let's go!

*press sample*

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

What I Bought: Polish Pickup May '18, 1990's

Backstreet's Back, ALLRIGHT!  Haha, just kidding...but it's a song from the 90's and this post is all about the polishes I picked up from the 90's themed PPU in May.  I loved the month, it was probably my favorite.  It was a total throw back to my middle school/high school/early college years.  I knew the inspiration for every single item in the shop and wanted to buy them all, but settled for a select few.  You won't be able to find any of these unless you hunt them down in the PPU sales group, but the August PPU is just around the corner and from all the sneak peeks it's got to be a great month for shopping!  Okie dokie, lets jump on in and see the plethora of pictures I have of each polish!

*nothing to disclose*

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Envy Lacquer + Never Enuff Polish; TIS San Francisco Duo, Boat Snack & Beyond the Reef

Morning dears!  Exciting game this morning!  Who are we rooting for, Croatia or France?  Truthfully neither are "MY" team so I am just enjoying the game. Anywho, looking through old polish I haven't swatched/shared with you and realized I didn't do anything from The Indie Shop that was in San Francisco last summer.  It was a really fun event, mermaid themed, my daughter enjoyed it as well.  I really hope they plan on coming back to the Bay Area soon!  So this was a duo available at the show, created by Envy Lacquer and Nvr Enuff, I think they actually came with a cute frosty blue shot glass but I don't remember where I put that.  They were inspired by the movie Moana.  Of course these aren't available now, but both shops have lots of gorgeous polish to pick from so head over to their sites to check them out.  

*nothing to disclose*

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The Indie Shop: Facebook, Instagram



Friday, July 13, 2018

Stella Chroma Hella Handmade Creations, July 2018 - Queens of Westeros, Dragon Queen

OMGeeee you guys!  I just got home from dinner and I am about to explode!  I just had the yummiest Indian food ever!  Lots of leftovers came home with me so I will be eating it again for lunch tomorrow.  So I'm currently resting and letting my full tummy rest, no better time to share a post with you!  Now I was quite un-queen like with the way I pigged out at dinner, but this polish is regal enough for the nails of Daenerys herself.  And thus we have the Dragon Queen, the next installment of the Stella Chroma Queens of Westeros collection.  This gorgeous polish will be available exclusively through the Hella Handmade Creations from 7/14-7/21 for $12, no cap.  Let's go ahead and jump in because I want to look at nail polish!

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Fit Snack Box; March 2018

Howdy y'all!  I was at the pool today so i didn't get to watch the World Cup semi-finals for England v Croatia live.  I'm watching the replay now and have avoided Facebook and texts from friends.  I have no idea how this will play out but its a good game so far!  So while I watch this I'll leisurely type up a post for a past Fit Snack Box that was delivered when I was dying from morning sickness.  If you follow my blog at all you know by now, Fit Snack is a great subscription box full of healthy snack alternatives to what you typically find on your grocery store shelves.  The awesome thing is that now that I am familiar with so many brands in this fab box, I see so many of these products on the shelves that I never noticed before!  So don't be put off by thinking that you can only order them, lots are available at your local grocer.  If you want to give Fit Snack a try you can save 30% off your first box using my link HERE!  As usual, I have my 6 year old daughter, Naomi helping me out with the taste testing.  Let's jump in and check out the treats!

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Lollipop Posse Lacquer; First Lines Collection

Good morning!  Hope you all had a fabulous 4th of July and celebrated with loved ones.  I spent the morning at a local race (yes, I am still plugging along at 20 weeks pregnant), then went to San Francisco with the fam for fresh seafood lunch.  Low key evening playing with sparklers, bbq and s'mores.  All in all, it was a chill day and I really enjoyed it.  But today is back to the grind, camp and taking care of the house, chores AND the blog!  Actually that all may take a back seat because I am hungry and a bagel sounds great.  So let's make this quick!  Lollipop Posse Lacquer will be releasing the brand new First Lines Collection.  This collection was inspired by the first lines in favorite literature.  I love the idea behind the collection and the shades themselves are gorgeous and unique!  The First Lines Collection will be available for pre-order starting 7/6 at noon EDT through 7/31.  Remaining stock will be available on 8/1 (but do you really want to chance it?).  Individual shades will be $12, the collection will be $60 shipped (inside the US until 7/31).  Ok, I think that's all the info I need to provide so let's check out the pretty polish!  

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Monday, July 2, 2018

July '18 Polish Pickup; Fan Favorites

Evening beauties!  I have a fun post for you tonight.  MOAR of the Fan Favorites from the July PPU!  In case you are like what the what, the quick run down is that Polish Pickup is having a month of returning polishes from previous months.  These were polled in private groups and selected by the fans and now we get to rejoice that the pretty polishes we may have missed are back.  So I have 4 more to share with you, ones that caught my eye and I purchased when they wren originally released. I figured it might help you make buying decisions if I let you know how I liked them!  Like my Round Up post HERE, I will link you to each makers individual page where you will be able to purchase the polish.  So let's jump in!

*nothing to disclose*

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Fit Snack Box; June 2018

Hullo everybody!  You know, I think I am really taking this "I'm pregnant, I don't want to do anything" to a new level.  Granted during the week I walk, run, go to the gym, but once the weekend hits I don't want to get out of pajamas or off my couch.  But I'm really not doing nothing, I tidy up, do laundry, and blog!  If you don't blog/review products you probably don't realize how much time actually goes in to each post.  There's pictures, testing, taking notes, editing, watermarking, preparing it all on the blog, emailing links to the company, then sharing it all over social media.  Phew!  Takes hours up on hours!  But when it's a Fit Snack box it feels like less work because I have fun tasting all the treats out with my kids.  Plus it gives me really great ideas of things I can get for lunch boxes and quick on-the-go snacks.  So that makes it worth it.  Today (tonight for you East Coasters) I have the June 2018 box to share with you. This box had a few repeat items I have tried before and lots of new things!  I do have new info to share with you though!  Instead of saving $3 off your first box you can now save 30% off (for first time box purchasers).  That's a great savings for a subscription box that was voted the Best Snack Box of 2018!  Use my link HERE to save and get healthy foods to nosh on.  Let's jump in and see what the June offerings were.

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July '18 Polish Pickup: Roundup of the Fan Favorites

Hullo there dears!  Today's post is a bit different than most I share featuring the Polish Pickup.  The July theme is Fan Favorites and each maker will be bringing back one of their most popular shades!  There were polls posted across all the individual fan groups and the people have spoken...now we get to re-shop for those items we missed, or regret skipping!  I don't have a plethora of selections to share with you but I am happy to show the ones that I did previously blog about.  So stick with me for a couple pictures and links to those posts!  This PPU is a bit different because items will be available through each individual shop so be sure to grab the provided links for the polishes you want.  You'll be able to purchase the Fan Favorites through the month of July, you can check with the PPU site for links and other pertinent info regarding each sale.  Alright, let's jump in!
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