Friday, November 16, 2018

Body Care Review: Alter Ego, Pet & People Potion

Afternoon!  It's officially the weekend and I'm rolling in to a full week of the kids being home on vacation.  Since it's almost Thanksgiving I've been thinking about the things I'm thankful for, the things we do have, a roof over our head, our health, being together.  The fam makes me totally crazy but I just wouldn't have it any other way!  Today I have the very last of my saved up posts to share with you and then I'll be trying to squeeze in swatch time between holding/feeding a 2 week old and daily errands (ie cleaning my house, I'm such a crappy maid I should fire myself). So the product today is Alter Ego Pet and People Potion, it's a thick balm that you can use on any needy parts.  And as the name states, it's great for people and animals!  You can pick up Pet & People Potion for $4.50.  Le't jump in.

*press sample*

Alter Ego: ShopFacebookInstagram 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Makeup Review: RMS Beauty, Living Luminizer

Good morning lovelies!  As you can tell, I've been a bit crazy over makeup lately.  One product in particular that I can't seem to get enough of is highlighter!  I have a good assortment of them and rotate through, always having a different highlighted look.  One day while out shopping with a friend I spotted this nice looking brand, RMS Beauty.  The clean packaging was what initially drew me in, bit the ease of use is what sealed the deal. Guys, I have never been a girly-girl.  I am not a pro at putting on makeup and couldn't do a good blend job to save my life.  I wear the bare minimum and one of the major factors that makes me pull the trigger on a purchase is if the product is easy to use.  Cream highlighter that I can apply with my fingertips definitely fits the bill!  You can purchase RMS Beauty from several places so I will just link their main website below.  I'd highly suggest perusing their website because all their products look really great.  You can pick up Living Luminizer for $38. Let's check it out!

*nothing to disclose*

RMS Beauty: Shop, Facebook, Instagram


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Makeup Review: Glossier Makeup

Hulllo (say it like Mrs. Doubtfire)! Back again with more makeup to share!  I've posted about skincare/makeup brand Glossier before and I was quite smitten with it.  I actually buy the skin care line consistently now and my skin has never been nicer!  Well, I recently bought more items and once again, my expectations were exceeded and I was super happy with the products.  I tried some of the new LidStar shadows and a Generation G lipstick (let me tel you that they recently re-vamped the G lipstick tho I'm not 100% positive what they changed).  These are all available on the site now so head over for some retail therapy or pick up some stocking stuffers for your loved ones!  Let's jump in to the post.  

*nothing to disclose*


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Makeup Review: French Girl Le Lip Tint & Lip Polish

Evening friends!  I've back with ANOTHER makeup review!  What is this?  My makeup Obsession??!!  Strangely enough, I hardly buy makeup, and when I do I end up barely using it.  I'm just weird like that.  But I have had a hankering to purchase new makeup a lot lately, probably because I follow so many beauty blogs the are showcasing all the fantabulous holiday sets right now. I was shopping in a local Madewell store and saw they had a small beauty/skin care line sitting on a shelf and I was quite intrigued.  I am a bit of a lip scrub addict and have lip balms spilling out of all my pockets and purses at any given time.  So I had to snag both the Rose Lip Polish and the Le Lip Tint.  Both products are from a line called French Girl and I'll admit it was another factor that led to me having to buy and try these.  You can purchase the Rose Lip Polish and Le Lip Tint from Madewell for $15/$16 or from the French Girl Organics site for $18 each.  French Girl Organics is a bit pricier (which I find odd) but you get more lip tint color selections there.  Alrighty, let's check them out!

*nothing to disclose*

French Girl Organics: ShopMadewellFacebookInstagram

Monday, November 12, 2018

Fit Snack; August/September 2018

Morning and happy Monday.  I'll be honest, I am running short on posts and going through older ones that have been in my que. I need to figure out how to get a few minutes here and there to swatch, test and photograph new products.  But for now I'm just going to share what I've got!  One of those things is the August/September Fit Snack Box.  This was the "back to school" box and since I was in fact getting 3 kids ready to go back to school while being uncomfortably pregnant it fell through the cracks.  But I opened it up and was pretty excited to try the new products!  As always, you can save 30% off your first box using my link HERE. While this isn't what items are available in the November box, it gives you an idea of what kinds of snacks you could get.  So let's check them out.

*press sample* 

Fit Snack Box: WebsiteFacebookInstagramTwitter

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Makeup Review: NYX LE Sugar Trip Collection - Paradise Fluff Ombre Highlighter - Sweet Custard & Lip Oil - Carnival Ride

Good morning, happy Saturday!  I'm at home, resting, relaxing, sleeping, cleaning, eating, watching tv.  I'm usually on the go but for now, I'm just laying low and enjoying the down time.  Earlier last week I swung y the Nordstrom Rack and picked up some new makeup.  I saw a cute display for the NYX Paradise Fluff collection, I believe it's the holiday collection?  Don't quote me on that - it's not a brand I follow so I have to do some sleuthing and see what other bloggers have said about the collection.  Anyways, the Sugar Trip collection has a few smaller collections within in featuring tins with lip products, shadows, lippie sets, highlighters, all packaged so cute and perfect for gifting.  I have been mildly obsessing over highlighter and typically get very light pink ones but saw this one and decided to give it a try.  I also couldn't resist the lip oil because I have a problem with owning way too many lipsticks and lipgloss and lip balm and all the lip products.  Anyways, as I said, there are a bunch of other products in this collection, they range from $6 - $55.  While I found these at the Nordstrom Rack, they are also at NYX, Ulta, Target, Kohls.  Let's check them out!

*nothing to disclose*


Friday, November 9, 2018

Makeup Review: NudeStix; Creator's Palette

Evening!  So I haven't "really" posted in a week, I've just been sharing posts that I previously wrote and scheduled while I was in the hospital having a baby!  I officially had my sweet little Liam, my number 4, on 11/3.  So hang with me as I'll likely be MIA for a bit, randomly posting things as I can while the baby sleeps or I have extra arms to help hold him.  I have plenty of things to work through in my possession but probably won't be accepting new items for review until after the New Year.  So tonight I have a fun makeup brand to share.  I heard about Nudestix from bloggers who went to CPNA over the summer.  I clicked the brand link and was then completely big brothered on social media and my news feed was flooded with the brand.  I gave in, they won.  But I'm glad I did because I wear these every day!  The concept, in the simplest terms, is makeup in stick form.  Lipstick, blush, concealer, highlighter.  This is the Creator's Palette.  I'm guessing that the people behind these 6 shades work for Nudestix?  But it was the colors that drew me in.  Super pretty shades that look great for every occasion.  Freckle was the one that sealed the deal...I needed Freckle.  It's the one I wear the most.  You can purchase the Creator's Palette HERE for $59...if not for you, maybe a fantastic Christmas present!

*nothing to disclose*

Nudestix: Shop, Facebook, Instagram



Sunday, November 4, 2018

Envy Lacquer; Very Important Mermaid

Hullo again!  Keeping up with my plan to get all my drafts out of my que, I have another oldie post to share with you today!  Another beautiful polish from The Indie Shop held in San Francisco back in July 2017.  Swatching these polishes and looking a them again makes me so bummed that NorCal gets the shaft with all the nail polish conventions.  San Francisco is a huge city, as are most cities in the Bay Area.  There are plenty of other things to do here once the convention is over.  But I guess we get no love so don't mind me, I'll just go kick rocks.  Anywho, Envy is the brand that organizes TIS and usually has a few show exclusives for sale, Very Important Mermaid was one of those for the San Fran event.  Of course, this is no longer available but I wold highly suggest you keep watch on the upcoming TIS events and especially the event exclusive products - they are always lovely!

*nothing to disclose*

Envy Lacquer: Website/Shop, FacebookInstagram
The Indie Shop: Facebook

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Ever After Polish February Polish Pickup Exclusive; Melt in Your Mouth

Well hello there!  What's this?  An oldie Polish Pickup shade!  So if memory serves, February was the "Sugar Rush" themed month and Ever After was inspired by these lovely pastel mint colored candy bars.  She came up with Melt In Your Mouth.  Again, my apologies for sharing a polish that is no longer available, but you might get lucky and find this one on the PPU BST page or in a de-stash.  Keep your eyes peeled.  So let's jump in and check out this minty beauty!

*nothing to disclose*

Polish Pickup: shop, facebook, instagram
Ever After: shop, facebook, instagram

Friday, November 2, 2018

Makeup Review: Hard Candy Look Pro Eyeshadow Palettes; Neutral Eyes, Feelin' Mauvey & Don't Dull My Shine

Afternoon dears!  Got a nice makeup post to share with you today! Unless you live under a rock I'm sure you have heard of Hard Candy - whether it be because of their cute little polishes with the plastic rings on top or because of their totally affordable makeup line.  I have some of that great makeup in my possession now and talk about great shades for a great price.  You can purchase these fabulous Hard Candy Look Pro palettes at Walmart for $10 each.  Head over and see what you can find!  Let's jump in to the post.

*press sample*

Hard Candy: ShopFacebookInstagramTwitter

Painted Polish; Diving for Doubloons

Hey hey all!  Remember when I said that yesterday I was going to start getting all my drafts out of my Queen?  Well I'm back with a second post to share with you!  This is a real oldie and is definite not available anymore, unless you find it in a destash.  So way back when in July 2017 I went to The Indie Shop in San Francisco.  I've talked about it before and mentioned that it was a mermaid themed event (so fun).  This is one of the polishes I picked up from the event - Painted Polish Diving for Doubloons.  I love me a good glitter cruelly and this one was really fantastic!  Let's jump in and check it out.

*nothing to disclose*

Painted Polish: Shop, Facebook, Instagram
The Indie Shop: FacebookInstagram

Thursday, November 1, 2018

KBShimmer; Hard To Empress

Just going through drafts of old posts that I didn't have time to put up and I saw this one.  I felt like I really just wanted to share it so I'm back with another post for ya!  This is KBShimmer Hard To Empress.  This came out back in June when Polish Con was in New York.  It was a show exclusive that ended up on the KBShimmer website for a brief time, but because of the  ingredients used (UP pigment) it was very LE.  I have no idear if it will come back but for the sake of clearing out my drafts I am sharing it with you today.  Sorry for being a tease.  

*nothing to disclose*


Alter Ego November Polish Pickup Exclusive: Go To Hel, Hope For Heaven

Good morning!  Did y'all survive Halloween?  I had some seriously tired kids this morning who were super slow to get themselves together.  But we all made it off to school on time and all is well.  I'm resting on the couch - got in a nice 2 mile walk last night hitting up houses from the potluck on the way home.  But seems every little walk is just exhausting to me these days.  So while I detox from the candy intake, I am going to share the last of the November PPU shades I have for you.  This one is from Alter Ego and it's called Go To Hel, Hope For Heaven.  It was inspired by Hel, the Norse Goddess of the Dead.  You'll be able to pick up Go To Hel, Hope for Heaven from 11/2 - 11/5 for $8.50, no cap.  Let's jump in so I can tell you more about this polish!  

*press sample*

Polish Pickup: ShopFacebook
Alter Ego: ShopFacebookInstagram 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Dreamland Lacquer November Polish Pickup Exclusive: Queen of the Iceni

Afternoon!  I'm watching more Halloween movies, putting together baby things and eating leftovers for lunch.  I made homemade meatballs and they were really darn good - the kids also ate way more than I was expecting and I only had 2 tiny little meatballs left over.  So I'm back again today with another PPU post!  Are you in the know yet for the November theme?  It's Badass Women and I love where the makers took this!  Real and made up characters alike are getting their due respect.  Dreamland Lacquer was inspired by Boudicca, Celtic Queen of the Iceni.  She's basically a badass Queen that led a rebellion against Rome and their attempted take over of her land.  Artist renditions of her really give her that "I'll kick your ass and take you down" look and it's awesome!  You will be able to purchase Queen of the Iceni from 11/2 - 11/5 for $12, no cap.  Let's jump in, shall we?

*press sample*

Polish Pickup: ShopFacebook
Dreamland Lacquer: ShopFacebookFan GroupInstagram

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Fit Snack Box: October 2018

Late night post coming at'cha!  I know you don't mind, especially when it's full of tasty and healthy snacks to fill your belly!  I haven't had a Fit Snack box to share for a while, there wasn't one for September but this October box is great!  New products that I haven't tried before and others that I was excited to see return in the box.  As always, you can save 30% off your first box by clicking my link HERE.  So without further adieu, let's jump in and I'll let you know my thoughts on each snack!

*press sample*

Fit Snack Box: WebsiteFacebookInstagramTwitter

Lollipop Posse Lacquer November Polish Pickup Exclusive: My Heart Is Like The Ocean

Evening friends!  I'm relaxing next to my injured child while watching my hubby make a temporary closet for the baby clothes to have a place to live.  If you weren't in the know, we are remodeling the house and went from a 3 bdr to a 1 bdr.  Things are tight, and will be even more so when the baby arrives!  But we are making due!  While I'm over here feeling cramped and out of room (both in home and in belly) I figured I'd drop another polish from the upcoming Polish Pickup for you to enjoy!  As I've mentioned before, the November PPU's theme is Badass Women and Lollipop Posse went with Tori Amos!  Now I don't know much about Tori, but my college roomie and BFF really liked her and I never could get in to her music after 4 years of listening to it (so much lamenting and melancholy tunes - you only changed my mind on The Cure, Elena!).  My Heart is Like the Ocean is specifically inspired by the song Take to the Sky.  Karen chose this song and musician because she was the inspiration for the first ever LPP collection!  $1 of each bottle purchased will be donated to RAINN, who Tori Amos was a spokesperson for.  You can learn more about RAINN here.  My Heart is Like the Ocean will be $12.50, no cap.  You can purchase it from 11/2 - 11/5.  Let's check it out!

*press sample*

Polish Pickup: ShopFacebook
Lollipop Posse: Lollipop Posse Lacquer: ShopFacebook, Lollipop's Posse FB Fan GroupInstagram

Monday, October 29, 2018

Stella Chroma November Polish Pickup Exclusive: Badass Beekeeper & Rosemary Mint Emulsified Sugar Scrub

Hey hey hey!  Sitting here in the local Starbucks having snacks with 2 of my kids while we wait for Noah to finish up his soccer practice.  It's kind of fun to do this, we bring books and homework and get shit done!!  The kids like it because then they can play at night instead of worry abut homework.  And Julian is feeling better today, less sore and less hobbly than yesterday.  And he liked wearing his slippers to school and showing off the picture of his stitches.  But let's talk about nail polish and the Polish Pickup!  It's open THIS Friday and the theme is Badass Women.  Stella Chroma picked one of the most badass women I personally know - the one and only Courtney from 6 Harts.  Badass Beekeeper will be available from 11/2-11/5 for $12 and there is no cap.  Pam typically donates a portion of proceeds to an organization that supports girls furthering education in STEM fields and will continue that by donating $1 per bottle to Girls Who Code AND a $1 donation directly to Courtney to help her with medical costs as she goes through her treatments.  There is also an amazing new Emulsified Sugar Scrub in Rosemary Mint scent - so fresh, so clean, so much like a bountiful garden!  It will be $5.50 for a 2.5oz jar, no cap.  $0.50 from each scrub will be donated to Courtney. So let's get to the post and check these products out!

*press sample*

Polish Pickup: ShopFacebook

Sunday, October 28, 2018

KBShimmer November Polish Pickup Exclusive: Some Like It Scot

Morning friends!  Man, I am tired.  Yesterday was a long and exhausting day with an ambulance ride to the ER and 9 stitches in my middle little's leg.  Chunk of glass - 1, Julian - 0.  Definitely hope that's the last time I have to call an ambulance for any of my kids.  I was up all night helping him as adrenaline and meds wore off so as you can imaging, this hugely pregnant mama is wiped out and fighting a headache.  But that will not deter me from starting to share the November PPU shades I have to share with you.  November's theme is Badass Women and it covers real and made up characters.  The first polish I have to share with you is KBShimmer's Some Like It Scot, inspired by Claire Fraser from Outlander.  If you haven't read the books I highly suggest you do, they are a rich blend of history, fantasy and romance.  The show is great too but it does skip parts from the book - might be hard to follow if you haven't already read them.  Always, Claire is this badass time traveler who is a doctor/healer and a woman who can totally take care of herself!  You can pick up Some Like It Scot for $10, available from 11/2 - 11/5.  Let's jump in and check it out!

*press sample*

Polish Pickup: ShopFacebook

Monday, October 22, 2018

Born Pretty Store: Round Stamping Leaf Design Plate

Hullo out there in nail polish land.  I am freezing my buns off at the boys practice field tonight.  I could go sit in the car but promised my daughter she could play on the playground while we wait for #1 to finish and #2 to start.  The plan is to then take #1 to a Halloween store to pick a costume because what he wants to be isn't gonna fly with me (nor do I think we will figure out the right size in a different language or will it arrive in time).  Anywho, I have a Born Pretty post to share with you and it's a lovely stamping plate that has perfect patterns for any season!  The design are great and you can just change up the colors you use to stamp with.   You can purchase this Round Stamping Plate Leaf Design SKU #40204 for $1.59!  That's like pennies to have fabulous nails, just click the link HERE to get the plate!  And don't forget you can save 10% using my code JTOW10.  Let's check it out!

*press sample*

Born Pretty Store: ShopFacebookInstagram

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Zoya; Element Collection, Fall 2018 - Part 1

Evening dears!  I had a race this morning, the Oktoberfest 5K Fun Run in a local park.  I only walked, except for the last 50 feet or so that we ran together across the finish line.  When I say we I mean me and my daughter.  We had another mom and daughter join us and it was a really fun time.  But I think that will be my last pregnant race, 7 races ain't bad!  Finished off the morning at the Oktoberfest festival and overall I ended up with over 5 miles walked!  Now I'm realizing in a camping chair waiting for my middle little's soccer game to start.  I figured I'd bring the trusty ol'
laptop with me to do some blogging and that's just what I'm doing now!  Ok so I've been sharing Fall colors from different brands and I have half of the Zoya Element Collection to show you.  I split it up into 2 parts because with how tired I am lately, swatching 12 polishes in a row is really exhausting.  So this is Part 1 with Part 2 to follow shortly.  The Element Collection is currently available and you can pick up these shades for $10 each or it's split in to 2 samplers of 6 pre-selected polishes for $60/set.  Now that you have that info let's jump in and see some pics.  

*press sample*



Friday, October 19, 2018

Alter Ego: Fall Harvest Collection, Fall 2018

Evening y'all!  The hubster is working on making some ribs in his new smoker, and I was looking for an activity to do with the kids but sadly the Winchester Mystery House Candlelight Tours are sold out, booooo.  So maybe we can go to a movie together?  I dunno, he said the ribs are going to take a long time.  So while I figure out out night I thought it would be nice to share another fab Fall collection that is currently available.  Alter Ego created the Harvest Colors collection, perfect shades for the season!  They are $9.50 for each 17ml bottle, or you can get the set of 7 for $51.  Also, don't forget that you can save 25% using my code My Nail Polish Obsession.  Alright, let's check out the polish!

*press sample*

Alter Ego: ShopFacebookInstagram 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Alter Ego October Indie Pickup Exclusive: My Own Worst Enemy Soap

Hey hey friends!  It's been almost a week since I posted, but I've been on a tight schedule with my kids this week and trying to get everything done and frankly I am just done.  I am worn out.  I am big and lumbering and waddling and aching and in pain every time the baby moves now.  4 weeks to go and I would be very happy if it was an early L&D.  Anyways, that does not excuse me from my commitments to my blog and the lovely makers who use me to showcase their products.  Let's start off with this fun soap that will be available during the Indie Pickup, which opens up tomorrow! So the theme for the IPU is the same as it was for the PPU, Villains.  Alter Ego went with Tyler Durden from Fight Club and also make a fabulous pink polish that matches the soap!  You can see my post for the polish HERE. The soap is called My Own Worst Enemy and is the iconic pink bar of soap from the movie.  It will be available from 10/19 - 10/22 for $7.  I am not sure of the cap on this one so pay attention if you really want this one!  Let's jump in to the post!

*press sample* 

Indie Pickup: ShopFacebook
Alter Ego: ShopFacebookInstagram 

Friday, October 12, 2018

ellagee: TIS San Antonio Exclusives, The Moody Collection

Evening!  It was so nice to have the afternoon off from shutting the kids around.  My daughter ended up at a birthday party at the local park so the boys and I rode our bikes over to join them and have fun watching all the games.  I haven't been to a party with old fashioned games in a long time!  There were sack races, limbo, wheelbarrow races and 3-legged races.  The kids had so much fun, I'll have to remember those games in the future.  Well I just ate and am heading out to make a pumpkin shirt for a race I'm in this Sunday, so this will be a quickie post.  Tomorrow is The Indie Shop San Antonio.  So many of you lucky nail polish lovers are going to have a fun time.  ellagee will be there with lots of goodies to show off.  One such collection is the brand new Moody Collection, a trio-color thermal set.  Now I will put the disclaimer from Laura here for you to read: Thermal pigments are fascinating and so much fun to play with. At the same time they are very sensitive to extreme temperatures. Because of the hot weather in Texas (and then to me in California) my press samples were damaged during shipping. I didn't want them to arrive to customers as anything less than intended so I've decided to make them exclusive to the San Antonio Indie Shop, where they'll be available with their full thermal effect as shown in the swatch stick photos.  I did indeed receive polishes that are affected by the heat so only a few showed transition and I only saw 2 colors at best.  With that said, this collection will be exclusive to TIS San Antonio and leftovers will make their way to the website for online shopping.  The Moody Collection will be $12 for individuals and $50 for the set.  Let's check out the polish!  

*press sample*

The Indie Shop: FacebookInstagram

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Alter Ego: October Polish of the Month, White Lightning

Evening!  Just got home from gymnastics and soccer practices and then a late dinner out.  Phew, I'm tired and I genuinely have no idea how I'm going to make this all happen with a newborn.  I guess I'll deal with that when it is actually a reality.  So now I'm home and the kids are cleaning up, doing homework, listening to music, playing and I'm here to share a quickie post!  Alter Ego has a monthly polish for her Facebook Fan group.  I've shared a few and they are so fun and original.  Well I have the one for October and it's another awesome creation!  This is White Lightning.  It's available until the end of the month for $9.50.  It's an LE so trust me when I say you don't want to miss out on it!  Plus, you can save 25% using y code My Nail Polish Obsession! Let's jump I and check it out!

*press sample*

Alter Ego: ShopFacebook, Fan GroupInstagram  

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

ellagee; TIS San Antonio, Strange Magic Collection & TIS VIP Bag Exclusive - Hello Texas

Morning.  I had the worst night sleep ever.  With the house being under construction the kids no longer have rooms and we are all squished in my room and the living room.  It was hot, every time my son moved around on the cot it woke me up.  Then I thought, I'll just snag a nap after I drop them off but nope.  Laborers are here demolishing more of the roof so bang bang bang they go!  So I'm cranky, tired and sick but I'm up and decided no better way to spend my time (ie avoiding the laundry or any real responsibility) is to blog! This weekend The Indie Shop is happening in San Antonio...I've been to 2 of TIS events before and let me tell you, they are uber fun!  If you can make it happen I highly suggest you go!  ellagee will be one of the vendors there and she'll have lots of polish for you to peruse and play with.  Today I have The Strange Magic Collection for you as well as the TIS exclusive.  The Strange Magic Collection is a gorgeous magnetic trio and will be $13.50 each or $35 for the the trio.  This trio will also launch online on 10/13!  And if you purchased the VIP ticket you will receive the TIS exclusive, Hello Texas!  So let's jump right in and check out the polishes!

*press sample*

The Indie Shop: FacebookInstagram

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

LeChat Dare to Wear: Color Me Autumn, Fall 2018

Evening!  It was a fairly restful day for me.  I had a nice afternoon shopping around the Halloween aisles at Target.  I picked up a few decorations because all of my standards are packed away in a POD while we are re-doing the house.  Yes, literally right before the arrival of baby #4.  No, it won't be finished in time.  No, I have no idea how we are going to manage but we will.  Tonight, while the kids finish up homework and clean up I wanted to jump on and share a gorgeous and fun Fall collection with you.  This is the LeChat Color Me Autumn Collection.  It's currently available on their site and it's absolutely worth checking out!  I love their take on Autumn and LeChat has really been slaying with colors and formula lately.  These are a steal at $6.95 each!  Alrighty, let's check them out.

*press sample*


Monday, October 8, 2018

Stella Chroma Hella Handmade Creations, October 2018 - Queens of Westeros, Queen Margaery

Afternoon!  How is Monday for you?  I spent the morning at doctor appointments again, then what seems like forever at the grocery store.  I put my feet up for a few and it's already time to get the kids!  I think I will try to nap after that.  But before the nap here's a fun post! I have the last of the Queens of Westeros collection to share with you.  Stella Chroma has worked her way through the Game of Thrones Queens and we are now at the last one, Queen Margaery.  This will be available exclusively through the Hella Handmade Creations site from 10/14 - 10/21. Queen Margaery will be $12.  Let's head in to the post and check her out!

*press sample*


Sunday, October 7, 2018

ellagee; Holo Maniacs October 2018 Group Custom, Incandescent

Dear Sunday, I wish you were actually Saturday Part 2 because the weekend always goes by way too fast.  Thankfully it was a nice family time weekend, I saw my brother on Saturday for apple picking and my mom today for pumpkin picking!  Kids enjoyed spending time with them both too.  Sometimes it's hard when everyone has a hectic schedule. Well I am back at you with a another weekend post to share a gorgeous polish created for a private Facebook Fan group.  ellagee created Incandescent for the Holo-Maniacs group.  Incandescent will be available until the end of the month and will set ya back $12 - you must be a member of the group to order.  Let's check it out!

*press sample*

Holo-Maniacs: Facebook Group

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Girly Bits Cosmetics; Limited Edition October Colour of the Month Duo - Red Sky at Night & Aurora Twilight

Good evening to you on this fine Saturday!  How was your day?  Mine was full of soccer games, apple picking and roller skating (well I didn't roller skate, but my kids all did).  Now we are finally home for the night and watching Hocus Pocus!  Overall, a pretty great Saturday.  I figured I'd spend a few minutes online and share a post with you lovelies!  Girly Bits has her new COtM Duo out and they're both pretty dang HAWT! I actually threw one on as a pedicure immediately after swatching them.  Red Sky at Night (isn't that an 80's song?) and Aurora Twilight are available NOW until 11/1.  They are $16.50 CAD each or $31 CAD for the duo until 10/10.  These are Limited Edition so as I always say, if you love them, don't miss out!  Let's jump in and check out both beauties!!

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer October Polish Pickup Exclusive: Scarlet Flame

Evening!  It's been a busy Friday for me so this is the first chance I've had to sit down and get this last post up to share with you.  I spent the week prepping you for the opening of the Polish Pickup and that happened this morning.  Have you ordered yet?  If you have that's ok, you can place another order and get a refund on shipping.  I only say this because you will probably want to purchase this vampy beauty by Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer!  Scarlet Flame is a fabulous magnetic polish that was inspired by Smaug from The Hobbit.  You have the potion to purchase this with or without a magnet, but I suggest you get the magnet, it's one of the bar magnets that is very strong and works well.  You should probably act quickly though because even though Scarlet Flame is available until 10/8, there is a 175 bottle cap (100 without magnet for $13 or 75 with magnet for $15)!  Let's delve in to the post quickly so you can make some important life decisions!  

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

KBShimmer October Polish Pickup Exclusive: Resting Witch Face

Evening!  Hopefully you had a great day!  I've been running around all night getting kids to games, practices and pick ups.  I actually jumped on the freeway headed home, on autopilot, and realized I completely forgot to pick someone up!  Oops!  Then I was late to pick up from the last practice and it was literally pitch black when I rolled up, sigh.  It's been a really busy day so I'm not being too hard on myself.  Ok so I am sneaking in with a quickie post for another fantastic Polish pickup shade that will be available tomorrow morning.  If this isn't on your wish list get it on there because it's one of the more unique thermals I have come across!  This is KBShimmer Resting Witch Face (the name alone would be good enough reason to buy it).  It was inspired by The Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz. This is such a classic movie and she is such a classic villain!  Christy nailed it with the color changes in this polish too! You can get Resting Witch Face from 10/5 - 10/8 for $11, no cap.  So let's check it out!

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Lollipop Posse Lacquer October Polish Pickup Exclusive: Your Name Belongs to Me Now

Good morning!  What's new for you this fine Thursday?  I have some doctor's appointments to get the kids to, including flu shots, oh boy!  Tomorrow the Polish Pickup opens!  Are you excited?  I already have a wish list ready with my must haves.  You will definitely want this stunner from Lollipop Posse on your wish list!  This is Your Name Belongs to Me Now and it was inspired by Yubaba from Spirited Away.  You'll be able to purchase Your Name Belongs to Me Now will be available from 10/5 - 10/8 exclusively at the PPU.  It will be $12.50 and no cap.  So let's go ahead and delve in to check out the polish!  

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Stella Chroma October Polish Pickup Exclusive: Playing With My Emotions, Smokey!

Hullo out there!  Happy hump day!  My morning wasn't the greatest, and I have 2 sick kids dealing with nasty coughs right now.  But you know what...I heard Ice Cube Today Was A Good Day on the radio AGAIN today!!  I think it's a sign that I am indeed having a good week!  And really, minus cranky, sick kids I can't complain.  And right now I have a totally awesome polish to share with you that was created for the Villain themed October Polish Pickup.  Stella Chroma was inspired by Big Worm from Friday (best movie EVER!).  He just wants his money or his stash back, can you really fault him for that?  This polish is Playing With My Emotions, Smokey! and it will be available from 10/5 - 10/8 for $12, no cap.  Alright, let's check it out, shall we?

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Dreamland Lacquer October Polish Pickup Exclusive: What Big Eyes You Have

Afternoon!  I'm enjoying watching my oldest play volleyball.  He's got 2 more games to go then we are putting all our focus on school work.  He's fallen behind a bit in a class or two and I know once he has one less extra-curricular activity all will be fine.  I have lots more Polish Pickup shades to share with you this week.  The October PPU's theme is Villains and it's open from 10/5-10/8.  Dreamland Lacquer was inspired by the Big Bad Wolf - definitely a villain everyone knows!  What Big Eyes You Have will be $12 and there is a 150 bottle cap on this gorgeous polish.  Let's just jump right in so you can enjoy the polish! 

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Monday, October 1, 2018

ellagee October Polish Pickup Exclusive: |̶|̶|̶|̶

Good morning!  Happy Monday...can people really say that?  Monday's are never really great, so much back to the grind and traffic and blah.  But I did hear Ice Cube Today Was A Good Day on the radio while driving back home so that's a good sign (best song ever).  This week should be ok because we are gearing up for the Polish Pickup this Friday!  I have plenty of polishes to share with you this week.  Let's get it started with ellagee |̶|̶|̶|̶.  I have no idea how to pronounce it and only from being told that it's a Doctor Who thing.  |̶|̶|̶|̶ is specifically inspired by The Silence, who are always there but never in your awareness....ooooh creepy stuff boys and girls!  You can purchase |̶|̶|̶|̶ from 10/5 - 10/8 for $12, no cap.  Let's jump in and check out this beauty!

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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Alter Ego October Polish Pickup Exclusive: My Own Worst Enemy

Good morning and happy Sunday! I wish the weekends were longer, not that I get any more time to relax than I do during the week! It's been soccer, soccer, soccer, packing and cleaning all weekend.  Phew, I am tired!  But I must plug along today with both soccer games and the ol' blog.  Next Friday the PPU opens up!  The theme is great for October, Villains!  I love all the takes on the theme that I've seen so far.  Alter Ego went with a really awesome villain, Tyler Durden from Fight Club and came up with one of the most gorgeous pink polishes I have laid my eyes on; My Own Worst Enemy. You can buy this at the Polish Pick Up from 10/5 - 10/8 for $8, no cap. Let's head in to the post and check it out!

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

6 Harts Polish October Polish Pickup Exclusive: Life From Destruction, Disorder, Chaos

Afternoon loves!  How's your day going?  Mine started early with the first game in a soccer tournament.  But it was perfect weather, I got to chat with other moms, cheer on my middle kid and to top it off they won.  Next game is going to be tough though!  Until then, I am going to line up a few posts to share with you over the weekend because you know what happens next weekend?  That's right, Polish Pickup time!  October's theme is Villains, and as usual the makers are all over the place! I love seeing every one's take on these themes and the last 2 months have been right up my alley.  I am especially excited for the ones I have to share with you.  So let's start it off with 6 Harts polish, Life From Destruction, Disorder, Chaos. This was inspired by the villain in The Fifth Element, Zorg.  Such a good movie, Leeloo is so kick-ass!  And Zorg is a fabulous villain.   You'll be able to pick the up Life From Destruction, Disorder, Chaos from 10/5 - 10/8 for $10.  There will be a 75 bottle cap.  

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Born Pretty Store: 3 Color Thermal Changing Polish #25174

Hullo hullo out there in nail polish interwebs land!  I'm sure you can guess where I am, soccer practice.  It's literally the best time for me to get any blogging done these days.  It's also the best time for little mosquito blood suckers to attack my plump, pregnant body.  I am so itchy from bites I got on Monday night, booooo.  Next time I will come equipped with Deet.  Tonight I have a lovely polish from Born Pretty to show you.  I always forget what I order from them so I was pleasantly surprised when this turned out to be a thermal!  You can purchase this pretty thermal nail polish HERE for $4.99!  And don't forget you can save 10% using my code JTOW10! Let's jump in and check it out!

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Beauty Big Bang: Halloween Theme Stamping Plate SKU BBBXL-019

Evening!  Thought I'd toss up a quickie post while I wait for some chocolate chip cookies to cool off!  Fresh from the oven cookies are seriously the best and with it being Fall now I am going to bake up some pumpkin chocolate chip ones ASAP!  Those are my favorite, they have a delicious, soft pumpkin spice flavor and are so cakey. Mmmmmm.  Ok so talking about pumpkin cookies has me thinking about Halloween. It's seriously the BEST holiday EVER and no one will ever change my mind.  I have some fun and easy (easy is key for me in my current state of humongo pregnant belly).  Tonight's post features this fun little plate, Spider Ghost Pattern Rectangle Nail Stamping Plate SKU BBBXL-019.  You can purchase it with the direct link HERE for $3.59!  And don't forget you can save 10% using my code Obsession.  Let's jump right in so you can get your Halloween plate ordered ASAP! 

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Monday, September 24, 2018

KBShimmer; Falloween Collection 2018

Good evening!  I've been out and about all day and I am literally exhausted right now.  It's getting really, really hard to keep up with my typical schedule as I'm getting further along in this pregnancy.  Tired, achey and cranky, that's my current life. Yup, just change my name to Party Pooper Jen.  But I have had some time to play with incoming polish and so many pretty Fall collections are out!  Tonight I have the KBShimmer Falloween Collection, it launched last weekend  at Polish Con in Minneapolis.  For the rest of y'all, the Falloween Collection will be available online on 10/1.  This is a really lovely collection, the colors are all great and cohesive, and the names are all fun (as is the norm for anything Christy names!).  I definitely have favorites but overall the entire collection is great for the Fall and Halloween. You'll be able to get the Falloween Collection for $10 each.  Let's jump in and check out the goodies!

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