Tuesday, May 31, 2016

KBShimmer Summer 2016

Good evening beauties.  I'm excited to share this post with you because it's full of fantastic colors and finishes for the Summer season.  When I think of the Summer, I think hot weather, dips in the pool, vacation to a tropical paradise, bbq's in the backyard.  KBShimmer's Summer collection is inspired by similar ideas; the beach, cool drinks, and time with friends!  Loving the ideas behind these polishes because there's really no better time to sit back and relax, soaking up the good life.  The Summer collection launches tomorrow, 6/1.  Each polish will be $9.25.  So since this post is pretty large let's not dilly dally and jump right in!

*press sample*

KBShimmer Summer 2016

Monday, May 30, 2016

Zoya Seashells, Sunsets & Lipsticks

Good afternoon lovelies!  I've got a large post for you but I wanted to get it all in one fell swoop.  Why you ask?  Because Zoya is having a promotion that ends tomorrow (Tuesday 5/31) at 11:59pm EST.  Buy ANY Seashells, Sunsets, individual polish, lipsticks or gift sets and get 1 FREE plus FREE shipping!  Use the code SFUN for the promotion.  My post today features both the Seashells, Sunsets and a couple lipsticks so hopefully I can help you make your choices!  You can pick up the polishes for $10 each and the lipsticks are $12 each and they're all available now.  Let's jump in and check them out!

*press sample*

Friday, May 27, 2016

Sinful Colors Kylie Jenner Trend Matters Partial Review

Good morning dolls.  I'm back to what I really know, nail polish.  Today I have a very large post for you featuring 14 polishes from the new Sinful Colors Kylie Jenner Trend Matters collection.  This is a huge collection people!  I had to consult the Sinful Colors website to see just how many subdivisions there were and number of polishes were in each one.  It appears that there are 3 sub-collections; Pure Satin Mattes, Velvety Demi Mattes and King Kylie Collection.  I have polish from the first 2 sub-collections I listed.  King Kylie is a 2-step Sinful Shine collection, so if you like those gel polish type products you probably want to try these out.  But the other 2 sets really impressed me.  It's been a while since I've worn any Sinful Colors and I know they can be a hit or miss with formula/finish, but these were all kinds of awesome.  Color me a huge fan of the semi-matte and matte finishes.  The Pure Satin Matters are available at Target locations for $2.99 each and the Velvety Demi-Mattes are at Walgreens also for $2.99 each.  So since this post is so huge, let's jump in and get started.  

*press sample*
*purchased by me*

Sinful Colors: Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Sinful Colors; Kylie Jenner Trend Matters

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Beauty Post: Rimmel London MagnifEyes and NYC New York Color Get It All Lip Color

Good afternoon lovelies!  I have a beauty post to share with you today and I was very impressed with the products I received.  I've used them several times since I tried them out and I am very happy with color payoff and staying power of both the eye and lip products.  These are available in your local drug stores now.  The NYC New York Color Get It All Lip Colors are $2.99 each and the Rimmel Lonon MagnifEyes are $6.50 and up depending on the location.  I don't want to spend too much time dillydallying with chit chat so let's jump in and see what these products look like in action!  

*press sample*

Rimmel London: Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
NYC New York Color: WebsiteFacebookInstagramTwitter

Rimmel London MagnifEyes & NYC New York Color Get It All Lip Color

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A Box Indied June 2016; Campfire Tales

Good morning friends!  I have a fabulous post for you today, showing off all the polishes in the June A Box Indied collaboration box.  The theme for this box is Campfire Tales, ooooh I love me a spooky story!  I actually vividly remember reading Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and being completely terrified at night all alone in my bedroom, but I couldn't stop reading and re-reading the stories.  The 5 polishes in this collaboration box take some of these folklores and translate them into fantastic polishes!  You can preorder your June A Box Indied from 6/1 to 6/4 for $50 USD.  And just like previous months, there will be 5 lucky buyers who receive a $25 gift card to one of the indie brands featured in this box!  Now on to the sad news.  Leah Ann has decided to no longer continue A Box Indied and this will be the last one.  This has been my favorite of the boxes I reviewed so if you were holding out I'd highly suggest you jump on it when the presale window opens.  And I just want close my intro with a thank you to the makers of the A Box Indied, I feel very lucky to have been selected out of the many amazing bloggers in our community to showcase these boxes.  I'm looking forward to seeing these brands in new and exciting collaborations in the future.  

*press sample*

A Box Indied: LlaroweFacebookInstagram 

A Box Indied June 2016; Campfire Tales

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Lacquistry - Nail Polish Vamps Group Customs; Chic Vamp & Sultry Vamp

Good morning again beauties!  I hope your Tuesday is wonderful.  My post is wonderful, but I worry you'll be mad at me.  I've been on a bit of a binge, but I have more exclusive polishes to share with you today.  I promise I don't have any more of these post to share for a while.  So today's featured brand is Lacquistry!  I have 2 sultry shades that were group exclusives to the Nail Polish Vamps group on Facebook.  You can still get these but you do have to join the Facebook group.  Of course you can get tons of other sparkly and glitters goodies in the Lacquistry shop, and lots on sale! Make sure you stop and browse around. 

*nothing to disclose*

Lacquistry: ShopFacebook, Instagram

Lacquistry Nail Polish Vamps Group Customs; Sultry Vamp & Chic Vamp

Monday, May 23, 2016

Colors by Llarowe - NailLand Exclusives; Scattered Sun & Berry Gem

Morning.  Monday comes too fast around here.  I am looking forward to Summer when I can actually sleep in a little.  Not much, just a little.  There's really no such thing as sleeping in when you have kids.  I guess I failed when I was supposed to teach my kids that skill.  But only 12 days of school left then I'll get a little break from the 6am wake up call.  Anywho, I've got a post for you today featuring 2 gorgeous Colors by Llarowe polishes that are exclusive to the NailLand shop.  These were creating as a collaboration between Llarowe and LakkomLakkom.  The good news is these are both still available in the shop.  The bad news is you're going to pay some steep shipping as this shop is in Hungary.  So let's delve in and check out these shop exclusives!

*nothing to disclose*

Llarowe: Shop, Facebook, Instagram
NailLand: Shop, Facebook, Instagram

Colors by Llarowe NailLand Exclusives by LakkomLakkom; Scattered Sun & Berry Gem

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Darling Diva Polish Group Customs; Fricken Swallow & Ink Spill

Good morning friends!  Happy day happy day!  It's Sunday and I'm getting a surprisingly low key day as my soccer game was canceled this morning.  I was able to spend some time uploading pictures and preparing swatches that have been laying around waiting to be shared.  In today's post I'll be showing off some group customs from the Darling Diva Polish fan group on Facebook.  Yeah, I'm a total sucker for anything labeled group custom, limited edition, one of a kind, special edition, small batch, exclusive.  I knew I was a goner once I saw a few pictures of these shades so instead of humming and hawing, I just bought them right away.  So glad I did!  I think it goes without saying that these were exclusive to the DDP fan group and are no longer available.  BUT Darling Diva Polish has a couple new collections as well as some other fabulous polish in the shop so be sure to peruse at your own leisure!

*nothing to disclose*

Darling Diva Polish: ShopMei Mei's SignaturesFacebookInstagramTwitter

Darling Diva Polish Fan Group Customs; Fricken Swallow & Ink Spill

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Vapid Lacquer; Hella Holo Customs & Birthday Bitch

Good morning doll faces.  You know the routine.  I'm sitting at soccer (could be interchangeable with little league) and I'm using my time to get ish done!  I've been sitting on these swatches for a little while now, just haven't had the time to share them.  Let me prep you by saying that 3 out of 4 of these beauties from Vapid Lacquer were only available in the Hella Holo Customs group (you can join the group HERE).  They had a comeback in April, but they are gone again.  You can join that group and the HHC sales group in an attempt to find them if you so desire.  I'm not sure if the 4th one only comes out around Krys's birthday or the Vapid birthday, but it's not in the shop now.  All I can say is keep an eye out for it because it's amazing.  Other than that, there are loads of gorgeous polishes in the Vapid shop as well as body care products.  I have only had the chance to try Nail Sauce, also in Birthday Bitch, and I love it.  Reminds me of Orange-glaze Cinnamon Rolls.  Even if you adore these I implore you to give some of the other shades and products a try, I'm personally quite impressed with the quality and loveliness of the items I have.  I will definitely be getting more in the near future!  So with all that said, let's jump in to the post.

*some items in this post were won in a giveaway*
*nothing to disclose*   

Vapid Lacquer: Shop, Facebook, Instagram
Hella Holo Customs: Instagram 

Vapid Lacquer

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Girly Bits Cosmetics Sweet Nothings Collection, Spring 2016

Good morning beauties.  I have a lovely post to share with you featuring the brand new Sweet Nothings collection from Girly Bits.  This collection was inspired by French Macarons!  The majority of the collection consists of pastel shades with silver flakes and silvery shimmer.  I'm a total cookie monster for these sweet little delicacies so I have a major crush on this collection.  Sweet Nothings released this yesterday (5/14) at 12noon Eastern.  You can pick up the entire collection now until 5/21 for the lower price of $108 CAD ($1 savings per bottle).  Otherwise you can get individual bottles of $16.50 CAD.  Girly Bits is also launching Macaron Lip Butter Melts, adorable macaron containers full of rich and emollient lip balm.  The lip balms are created by Alter Ego Body Care Products and I just shared a review of those products a couple days ago!  You can see my link HERE for my thoughts.  Macaron Lip Butter Melts run for $5 CAD and there are 9 flavors available. So lets jump in and check out this sweet collection!

*press sample*

Girly Bits: ShopFacebookInstagramTwitter
Girly BIts Cosmetics Sweet Nothings Collection, Spring 2016

Friday, May 13, 2016

Alter Ego Body Care Products; Nail Polish & Body Product Review

Good morning my lovelies!  I've got a big post to share with you today, featuring products from Alter Ego Body Care Products.  Cynthia really upped her game and has some fantastic products in her shop.  She really puts care and effort into making safe and gentle items that anyone in your house can use.  I let all 3 of my littles use the perfumes and lip balms - you'll see more of them later in the post.  All the products in this post are available on the site now so you can start shopping right away!  Without further gabbing, let's get started because I have a lot to share!

*press sample*

Alter Ego Body Care Products: Shop, Facebook, Instagram

Alter Ego Body Care Products

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

ellagee Burnished Skies

Good evening dears.  I have a lovely little polish to show you tonight.  ellagee is an awesome brand for many reasons, one of which is that she loves going above and beyond for her fans.  She makes group customs frequently so if you aren't in the ellagee fan group you really should be.  The link to join the group is HERE.  This post features Burnished Skies, the most recent custom and it's a total stunner.  If you join the group now you can still purchase this polish.  Or you can join and see what she comes up with next!  If you don't want to join there are loads of other gorgeous polishes in the shop.  Aside from some awesome nail polish there are goodies (blankets, phone cases, clothing) too!  Just a heads up, Laura is currently on vacation and will return on 5/26.  Shipping will resume on 5/27 but all printed items will ship with normal times. 

*nothing to disclose*

ellagee: ShopFacebookInstagram

Here's the picture that inspired the polish Burnished Skies.  

Monday, May 9, 2016

Dior Vernis Cruise & Cosmic

Good evening dolls.  Hope you all had a lovely weekend and all you mom's (of kids and fur babies) had a wonderful Mothers Day.  I got plenty of hugs and kisses from my kids so I was a happy mom.  I have quite a few posts lined up and new stuff coming in within the next few days so hopefully I'll get them all shared sooner than later.   For now I have a couple newish Diors to share with you.  These are from the Spring collection and I thought they were Nordstrom exclusives, but I'm not sure that's the case.  It doesn't matter where you can get them because they are really pretty!  So let's ump in and check out Cruise and Cosmic.

*nothing to disclose*

Dior Cruise and Cosmic