Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Beauty Review: Ittse Cosmetics - The Polo Fields Makeup Collection

Good evening!  I have a makeup review for you and I am really excited about it!  I had heard of Ittse back in the Summer of 2015 because they were at CosmoProf.  Sadly I missed their booth.  But this past July I made sure to stop by and hear about their brand.  Their displays were so beautiful I was immediately smitten.  I know I'm a nail polish junkie but I like makeup as much as the next beauty blogger so I was very excited to head home with the extremely generous gift package they gave me.  So basically Itsse takes the makeup palette and makes it completely customizable for the consumer.  You purchase a case, and "coins" of eyeshadow, blush, highlighter, lipstick and you create your own look.  You can also buy curated looks which set you up with all you need for a complete kit.  Curated sets are about $80 while individual coins start at $8.  Let's jump in and I'll tell you more about the brand before I show you my swatches.

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Ittse: Shop, Facebook, Instagram  

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Beauty Review: Hard Candy Trolls Prismatic Luminizer

Good morning again lovelies.  I think I mentioned that I was in new York for Thanksgiving.  One of my best friends lives there and I got to spend time hanging out with her.  It was awesome!  She had a little gift for me, something that she knew I was looking for!  I'm so excited to own the Hard Candy Trolls Prismatic Luminizer!  It's a rainbow highlighter and it's so much fun!  Naomi and I both wore it the other day and felt very pretty walking about with rainbow cheeks.  The Prismatic Luminizer, as well as the other Trolls cosmetics are only available at Walmart.  And not even online because I checked.  And now I'm in desperate need of the Marbleized Lipstick and Color Change Lip Gloss and Mood Lip Balm.  Yeah, I need it all.  Anyways, hit up your local Walmart and keep your fingers crossed this stuff is available!

*nothing to disclose*

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Dreamland Lacquer Holiday 2016 Collection

Good morning dears!  One holiday behind us and one more to go for the year (I guess 2 if you count New Years).  So now I can start sharing Winter/Holiday collection that I have, yay!  Today I have the Holiday Collection from Dreamland Lacquer and OMG it's Elf inspired.  I love that movie so much!! Ok, so details about the Holiday 2016 Collection.  It's a pre-order that's open until 11/29.  Turnaround time is 2 weeks from the time the pre-order window closes.  The polishes are $10 each and the 6 piece set is $54.  Other news is that the Christmas In Stars Hollow collection made a return and you can pre-order it as well!  And the last bit of important info is that there is a 25% off discount until the 29th also!  NO code needed and it does include the Stars Hollow Collection but does not include the new collection.  Phew, that was a lot of info.  So are you ready to look at pictures then?  I am!

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Darling Diva Polish: Pokemon Go Collection

Ok I know it's Thanksgiving, and I have had a busy day already.  But I've got a responsibility to you all, my readers, to go into Black Friday ready to make informed decisions.  Along with some amazing polishes made just for the occasion, there are also plenty of other collections still available including this one...the Pokemon Go Collection!  I'll admit that I'm not into it.  But I do know the basics about Pokemon because my brother watched it when he was little.  My oldest son tries to tell me about it but I get that glazed over eye look and my ears just don't register anything he's saying.  But if you wanted to just talk about these polishes you have my undivided attention.  Pokemon Go is a set of 6 polishes, pastel shades, ultra chrome flakies and a sparkly holo flakie topper.  Awesome!  

Let me tell you about Black Friday deals.  All the LE's created for the days sale are doorbuster deals.  They will be $6.50 each.  There will also be a 30% off sale, including products in the sale section.  Sale starts at 5pm Central on 11/24.  

So with that all taken care of, let's check out the Pokemon Go Collection!

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Morgan Taylor Sweetheart Squadron

Good morning again dolls and happy Thanksgiving!  Since Fall is winding down now I'll be focusing on some Winter collections in the next couple weeks.  I want to share the last few autumnal sets I have hanging around my house.  One of those is the Morgan Taylor Sweetheart Squadron collection.  This collection is inspired by the courageous female pioneers of the aviation industry.  I love the idea behind the collection as well as the shades.  Sweetheart Squadron is available now in stores that sell Morgan Taylor as well as online for $9.  Let's check them out!

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Morgan Taylor: Website/ShopFacebookInstagramTwitter

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Born Pretty Store Square Ethnic Design Lines Stamping Plate BP-X05

Afternoon all!  I'm back with a nail stamping post!  This is for a fun patterned plate from the Born Pretty Store.  I really like the products from Born Pretty because they are affordable and work well.   This is the  Ethnic Design Lines Stamping Plate BP-X05.  The patterns are really pretty and almost abstract.  I like that you can mix them up a little bit and they'll still look great together.  You can pick this plate up for $1.80 with the direct link HERE.  There's also a Black Friday sale and you can get any rectangle stamping plate for $2.40 and any circle pate for $0.99!  Don't forget you can use my code JTOW10 to save 10% off your order.  Alright, let's jump in and check out this plate.  

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Born Pretty Store:  ShopFacebookInstagram

Since I mentioned Black Friday deals, here's the overall saving you get when you place an order!  

And now here's my post for the stamping plate!  Probably a great time to stock up on nail art supplies!  

Girly Bits Cosmetics, Codename: Duchess

Good morning again!  It's almost Thanksgiving!  Are you ready?  Did you get your groceries, travel to where you need to be, decorate your house to look like Christmas?  I did none of that this year because we decided to have Thanksgiving across the country in New York.  But we will be spending the evening with family members (extended ones that I don't know so well, but it'll be fun and delicious!).  Anywho, I'm back with more polish that launch soon!  Girly Bits has this gorgeous collection called Codename: Duchess.  It's inspired by Archer and from the feedback I was getting while helping people shop at The Indie Event, this is a very good thing.  I don't know what this tv show is but I gather it's about spies.  Codename Duchess is a set of 7 duochrome-y shimmers that will be available on 11/24 at 12 noon EST.  Polishes will be $16.50 CAD each.  During the first two weeks if you purchase the entire collection for $108.50 (a savings of $1 per bottle).  Ok let's jump in and hear about each individual polish!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Paint Box Polish LE Holiday Polish: Snowy Evening & Sanguine Stars

Morning dears!  I'm going to make this short and sweet because I need to get out for a run, then breakfast, then tackle the day of touristy things to do in New York with my family.  But I promised more Black Friday deals and I am here to share one now.   Paint Box Polish will have a few sales and here's the run down.  Black Friday through Cyber Monday there will be free shipping.  Save 29% off everything in the store on Saturday 11/26 using the code Happy29th (in celebration of Pam's birthday).  And of course you can use my code MNPO for 15% off your order.  And now the polish!  Pam created 2 special polishes for the occasion and both will be available on 11/25.  They are Limited Edition and single pour so there's no telling how long they'll be around.  Each polish will be $12.  But instead of gabbing about them let's delve in and check them out.   

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Paint Box Polish: ShopFacebookInstagram 

Monday, November 21, 2016

Beauty Review: Hard Candy Holiday 2016 Collection

Good afternoon (it's afternoon for me because I'm on the East Coast this week)!  I have a makeup review for you now featuring some holiday kits from Hard Candy!  All of these products look and feel like a much more expensive brand, but they are extremely affordable and will surely make any makeup loving person in your life very, VERY happy at  Christmas-time.  These kits are only available at Walmart and and prices vary per product.  I'll go into more detail for each product individually.  There's a lot to cover so let's jump in!

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ellagee: Cozy Winter Nights Collection and The Naughty List - Black Friday 2016 LE Polish

Good morning lovelies!  I've got lots of awesome polish to share this week and I'm starting with a Black Friday LE and a Winter Collection from ellagee.  I'm talking about some gorgeous polish here people!  Make sure you set an alarm on Black Friday to snag these.  Let me tell you a little about what to expect on 11/25.  Naughty List is the Black Friday special.  It will be available at 12am CST and only on Friday. It will also be free with orders over $50.  Cozy Winter Nights will be available on Friday also.  It's a 4 piece collection of jewel tone colors with subtle holo full of color shifting flakes. Another great deal going on is with every $20 purchase you get a mystery discount code to use on future purchases.  Ok, that was a lot of information!  Let's just check out the polish now.

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Monday, November 7, 2016

The Indie Shop Event Coverage

Good morning dolls!  This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending The Indie Shop event in the Los Angeles area.  I was very excited, not sure what to expect since the last mini convention I went to was in the evening and I was primarily a shopper/media.  This time I got to stand behind the Girly Bits booth helping answer questions, find products, process orders and bag up goodies.  It was so much fun and I loved getting to spend so much time with Pam and Tara.  Ok so the actual event.  The Indie Shop was held in a lovely event room in a Double Tree hotel.  It was spacious and bright with plenty of windows.  Perfect for actually being able the products being displayed.  There were 18 vendors with a variety of products; nail polish, nail art supplies and hand/bath care.  I was able to mosey around prior to the doors opening to take pictures of the tables and then again for a short while to do some shopping.  So let's jumping and I'll show you some of the stuff I saw.  

Here are all the lovely vendors in a photo op before the doors opened at 10am for the VIPs!  

Friday, November 4, 2016

Parallax Polish Stat-ick-tics Collection

Afternoon y'all!  Hope you are enjoying your Friday evening!  I am going over to a friends house for a huge mom get together/jewelry party.  There will be wine and snacks and laughs and money spent.  After this week I could definitely use it.  Before I get myself all dolled up I wanted to share a new collection from Parallax Polish.  Due to a move and settling in to new jobs Parallax Polish has been quiet on the nail polish scene.  But I am happy to announce that she's back with gusto!  Stat-ick-tics was inspired by events that occurred in Erin's area of research (statistics) and the class she teaches.  Power, alpha and beta are all things her class deals with, including trials and errors to come up with the correct answers for research projects.  The new Stat-ick-tics Collection is pretty awesome and full of Fall perfection.  This collection will be available soon so keep your eyes open for an announcement on the Facebook page.  Now let's jump in and check out the polish!

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Girly Bits Cosmetics; The Indie Shop LE's and Exclusive: One Is Never Un Oeuf, Ooh La La & Merci

Morning again!  I have more Girly Bits to share with you.  But today's post showcases polishes made for The Indie Shop nail polish event in Torrance, CA this weekend.  I'm happy to say that I get to attend this one and actually will be helping out at the Girly Bits booth!  So if you're going stop by to chat with me and Pam.  Alright, so 2 of these are limited edition and will be available later (don't quote me on that) and one is an event exclusive.  If you've seen any of the swatches of the brands/polishes that will be there you probably noticed there's a French theme.  I'm totally cool with that because I love France.  So I think it's pretty obvious that I'm excited about Saturday.  For now let's jump in to the post and check out these stunning Girly Bits! 

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Girly Bits Cosmetics: Limited Edition November 2016 Colour of the Month Duo, Every Day I'm Truffling & The Fuchsia Is Ours

Good morning again!  I dread Thursday.  It's my busiest day of the week.  I end up sitting in the car for at least 3 hours shuttling my kids around from practice to practice and don't get home until almost 8pm.  Thank goodness it's the last time I have to do the soccer rush for a while.  Fall sports season is finally winding down, yay!  But the Fall polish season is still in full swing.  This morning I have the Girly Bits November Colour Of The Month Duo to show you.  They're both gorgeous shades that play well together.  The November COTM Duo will be available in 2 rounds, the first from 11/6 - 11/10.  The early bird round saves you $2 making the duo $31.  The 2nd round starts on 11/24 and polish will be remaining stock...once it runs out it's gone for good.  Be sure to set your alarms because you don't want to miss out on either of these!

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Zoya Urban Grunge; Metallics

Good afternoon dolls!  I told you I'd have a lot to share today so here goes another post.  Earlier this Fall I shared the cremes from the Zoya Urban Grunge collection.  today I'll round out that post by sharing the metallics (and HOLOS!) from Urban Grunge.  Actually it's the perfect time to share these because the weather is cooling off, Fall is well under way, and it's officially November people!  Turkey days are upon us!  So you can see the first half of my post HERE and let's just jump right in to the metallics.  This is actually my favorite part of this collection, these colors are all so pretty and sparkly.  Perfect for upcoming Holiday parties and Sunday football manis!  You can pick up the Urban Grunge collection now for $10 each or a pack of 6 for $60.  

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Indie Spotlight: 6 Harts

Morning beauties!  I'll have a couple posts coming at you today but let's start with this one.  I'm in a new Facebook group that spotlights one indie maker a month!  So I'll have some links to other bloggers featuring the same brand at the bottom of my post, please be sure to check them out.  6 Harts has the honor of being the first showcased indie and I pulled out my favorite, Midnight Delight.  I have a good stash of 6 Harts and they are all very lovely.  Some of my other favorites are Not Taupical, Carnal Intent and Bat Crap Crazy.  Courtney makes small batches and puts thought into her colors and finishes.  They all build up well in 2-3 coats.  I'd also like to recommend her cuticle oils, which are lightly scented (great for those who are sensitive to strong smells) and very nourishing. If you haven't tired this brand out you definitely should!  

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6 Harts: ShopFacebookInstagram

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Bitter Lace Beauty Highlighters; Slay and Hocus Pocus

Yes I know Halloween is behind us, but it doesn't mean I can't still use gorgeous Halloween themed makeup.  I still like to be shimmery, sparkly and pretty all year long.  So I'll go to these highlighters whenever I feel the need for a little extra glowy.  I picked these up from Bitter Lace Beauty.  One day I was playing around on Instagram, clicking on accounts to check new-to-me things out led me to this amazing makeup brand.  I was immediately hooked.  And there were all these stunning Halloween highlighters.  Yeah, I was a goner.  I had to get some so I picked the 2 that spoke to me most; Slay and Hocus Pocus.  It looks like all the LE Halloween highlighters have been taken down now, but by browsing the sold items it's clear Bitter Lace Beauty specializes in LE highlighters.  I paid $28 each for these so I'd guesstimate any future collection will be the same price point.  I'd suggest following the Instagram account to see what's coming next...and can I just say I am eagerly anticipating the holiday ones!?  I bet they'll be amazing! 

*nothing to disclose*

Bitter Lace Beauty: Shop, Instagram

KBShimmer Winter 2016

Good morning and happy day!  Halloween is officially behind us, boohoo.  Now we get to roll into the best eating holiday of the year, Thanksgiving!  It also means seasons will be changing again soon so it's time to start showing you Winter polishes.  KBShimmer released a large collection at midnight so once you've checked out my post you can head over and do a little shopping!  The Winter collection is 16 polishes is an array of finishes.  They all have a wintry look that will be perfect for the upcoming colder months.  The Winter Collection is available now so go forth and buy all the KBShimmer things!  Now we can look at swatches.  

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