Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 Roundup; My Favorites from the Year!

Happy New Years all!  I figured I'd share a post featuring my favorites from 2016!  It's so hard to whittle it down because the makers are really on fire this year!  Unfortunately I have plenty of polishes I purchased but haven't had a chance to try out yet, fingers crossed I can get to them in early 2017.  Other than that, I just want to say that I've thoroughly enjoyed working with so many brands, getting to know makers and other bloggers, building great friendships in nail polish land.  I truly hope 2017 is full of love, happiness and laughter for all of you!  And thank you for sticking with my blog...looking forward to continuing my colorful journey in 2017!  Cheers!

Friday, December 30, 2016

KBShimmer Office Space Naughty Nudes Collection; Winter 2016

Evening all!  Trying to finish up 2016 with a last few posts.  Tonight I have the KSBhimmer Office Space Naughty Nudes Collection - inspired by Office Space of course.  I was just thinking how funny that movie was, Jump to Conclusions anyone?  Anywho...this is a totally office friendly collection.  8 shades that you can wear at your desk or as neutral compliment to a fun outfit.  The Office Space Naughty Nudes Collection will be available on 1/4/17 and each polish will be $9.25.  Let's jump in and check this collection out!  

*press sample*

Monday, December 26, 2016

Girly Bits Concert Series; Fairies Wear Boots & Astoria

Afternoon all!  Hope those of you who celebrated had a wonderful Christmas.  I meant to post yesterday but decided to just hang out with my family instead.  Then the morning got away from me so hopefully I'll get a second post up but no promises.  Right now I have a couple new polishes from the Girly Bits Concert Series.  This series is a collection of polish inspired by bands and songs that Pam has seen in person.  These are both pretty amazing!  You can get either polishes from the Concert Series in the shop now for $$12.20 USD.  Let's jump in and check them out!

*press sample*

Girly Bits: ShopHarlow & CoFacebookInstagramTwitter 

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Eve Nail Art

Morning!  Merry Christmas Eve day!  I finally had some time to get festive an did a mani last night using so fabulous polish from my stash.  The brands I used are some of my favorites, if you haven't checked them out before I implore you to do so ASAP.  The stamping polish is from Girly Bits and it's my go-to brand for stamping polish (and regular polish of course).   You can get Girly Bits stamping polish in an array of colors for $7.49 USD.  The polishes I used are from Dreamland Lacquer (fka Smitten Polish), only He's An Angry Elf is in the shop at the moment and you can get it for $10 USD.   The Ejiubas plate is a double sided plate and I picked it up on Amazon for $13.99. Actually it was a set of 2 double sided plates for that price, which is a pretty great deal!  Ok - now that you know all that, let's jump in to the post so I can head out and hang with family! 

*press sample*
*nothing to disclose*

Dreamland Lacquer: ShopFacebookInstagram
Girly Bits Cosmetics: ShopHarlow & CoFacebookInstagramTwitter 

Friday, December 23, 2016

Beauty Review: Ever After Polish Cuticle Crelly; Toasted Marshmallow

Evening y'all.  I've got a hand care product to share today.  It's called Cuticle Crelly and it's from Ever After.  Ok so let me just say this stuff is awesome.  I've been using it ever since I purchased it at the Indie Shop event in SoCal.  My cuticles and hands are soft and moisturized and smell like marshmallows.  Unfortunately their site is down at the moment so I can't directly link you to the product, tell you what scents are available or the price.  Yup, I'm useless.  Anyhow, let's jump in and check out the post. 

*press sample*

Ever After: ShopFacebookInstagram

Cupcake Polish Holo-maniacs Group Custom #14

Morning!  Haven't had coffee yet so bare with me here!  I've got a gorgeous Cupcake Polish for you to enjoy.  It's a beautiful holo created for the Holo-maniacs group on Facebook.  You know what that means, you have to be a member of the group to buy this custom.  Holo-maniacs Custom #14 will be available for purchase from 1/7 at 11am CST -1/31 at 11:59pm CST.  Please follow the correct links listed below to join the group in order to buy the polish.  Group members will also be able to place an order in the main store with a discount code for free shipping or 15% off mani store order - information is available in the private group.   Let's jump in!  

*press sample*

Holo-maniacs: Facebook Group

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Born Pretty Store Chameleon Mirror Nail Glitter Powder

Afternoon all!  For this post I'm featuring some Chameleon Mirror Nail Glitter Powder from Born Pretty store.  I haven't tried out chrome or chameleon powder before but it seems fairly simple so I figured I could do it.  If you want to try out the powder trend you can pick up this one HERE from Born Pretty Store.  You can get a 1 gram container for $1.99.  And don't forget you can save 10% using my code JTOW10.  

So let's jump in and check out the goods!

*press sample*

Born Pretty Store: ShopFacebookInstagram

Here's the cute packaging the chrome powder comes in. 

Alter Ego Body Care Products; Apricot Emperor

Morning beauties!  I've got a few more posts up my sleeve and today I have a real beauty from Alter Ego Body Care Products.  Cynthia has been working away perfecting her formula and adding new products to her shop.  If you haven't checked her out before you should definitely peruse her polish, soap, fragrances, lotion and scrubs.  But today I have Apricot Emperor to share with you.  You can pick this lovely polish up in 2 sizes; 8.5 ml for $4.50 or 17 ml for $9.  Let's jump in and check it out!

*press sample*

Alter Ego: ShopFacebookInstagram

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

December 2016 Destination Duo, Fireworks; Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer & Cupcake Polish

Morning lovelies!  Today I've got the newest Destination Duo from Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer and Cupcake Polish.  December's Duo is inspired by an awesome picture of fireworks that Julie took!  This duo is a fabulous contrast of dark and light and lots of iridescence, holo, and flakies.  The December Destination Duo comes with 2 polishes and a baggie of glitter.  It will be available for preorder from 12/31 at 3:30pm EDT to 1/6 at 11:59pm EDT and is $20 shipped domestic.  Let's jump in and check it out!

*press sample*

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer: ShopFacebookInstagram
Cupcake Polish: ShopFacebookInstagram

Here's the inspiration picture of the fireworks.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Zoya; Enchanted, Holiday 2016

Morning dears.  I've been thinking this morning.  Lots of my favorite bloggers are quitting.  Real bloggers.  While Instagram swatchers and photoshop bloggers are gaining popularity.  Maybe blogs aren't so popular anymore.  And a blog that is super lengthy isn't being read because the comments on it don't match up to the post.  I've noticed that on several of my recent posts and while I know mine aren't that long I think I'll begin to shave them down.  So no more gabbing about irrelevant topics on my posts.  Starting today.

This morning I have the Zoya Enchanted Collection.  This is a 6-piece set with a mix of shimmer, multi chrome and PIXIES!!  Yup, Zoya has some fantastic PixieDust in this collection!  If you're a texture lover then this collection is going to be your jam!  Enchanted is available now, $60 for the whole set or $10 each.  Let's jump in and check them out!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

KBShimmer Holographic Zipper Bag, Mont Bleu Crystal Nail File, Nail Polish Charm and Gingerbread Men Mani Shot

Afternoon all!  Popping in with a post I thought you may find interesting!  I'm sure you're aware but KBShimmer has lots of goodies on her site aside from nail polish.  She's got nail care items; files, nail tools, cuticle cream, body lotion, soap, mani shots and scrubs.  She recently added a fantastic holographic cosmetic bag and a cute little nail polish charm.  You can purchase either of these items or you can if you spend a certain amount you can get them for FREE (after discounts and coupon codes)!  That's right, they can be a fabulous Gift With Purchase!  Let's jump in to the details and check out the goodies now.  Oh, the Gift With Purchase deals will be good until 12/31!  

*press sample*

Girly Bits Cosmetics: Limited Edition December 2016 Colour of the Month Xmas & O's and Grandma Got Run Over by a John Deere

Morning beauties!  It's a frost kind of a morning here.  Actually it started last night when I went outside looking for my daughters tennis shoe and my assumption that Rocky (our puppy) grabbed it and took it in the backyard was correct.  Well the show was covered in a fine layer of icy frost.  It was 35 degrees last night and it's 33 right now!  Definitely too cold for my California blood.  I'm warming up with a cup of coffee and breakfast.  And I'm here to share a Girly Bits Post with you!  These are the December CoTM Duo and they're amazing!  I swear Pam outdoes herself every month!  You might be thinking HEY!  Your post is late, but it's not because this month is different!  The polishes are available all December long!  But wait there's more...they'll be available at the promo price all month long too, YAY!  The December CoTM Duo is $23.26 or $12.38 each.  But if you want then you should order by 12/20 because while the shop will be open shipping won't resume until 1/4/17.   Ok, let's jump in!

*press sample*

Girly Bits: ShopHarlow & CoFacebookInstagramTwitter 

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Beauty Review: Ever After I'm So Jelly, Pumpkin Spice

Hi guys!  I've been so busy lately it's insane.  If I'm not running around doing errands or cleaning the house I'm doing things with the kids or at their school.  Or I'm at soccer.  Or I'm at a LulaRoe party.  Thankfully the kids are on vacation now so next week I'll be able to catch up on some posts that I've fallen behind on.  Today's quickie post before I run off to a birthday party - see, never a break to be had - is a product I got at the recent Indie Shop event in Torrance, CA.  I picked up some body care products, one of which is this interesting jelly soap from Ever After.  It's called I'm So Jelly and it was fun to touch and smelled amazing so I had to get it.  You can pick up jelly soaps in the Ever After shop now in 5 holiday scents for $4 each.  Read on for my thoughts on this product!

*nothing to disclose*

Ever After: ShopFacebookInstagram

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Beauty Post: Full Brow Highlighter

Howdy all!   Today I have another beauty post to share with you.  Full Brow is another brand that I learned about while at CosmoProf in Las Vegas this past Summer.  It's an Australian based brand that niche is eyebrows and eyes!  I never used to do my eyebrows.  Never gave them a second thought.  Then I tried a brow product and I was hooked.  Now if I put on nothing else, I at least fill in my eyebrows.  Well Full Brow has everything you need to have absolutely perfect brows!  While I didn't get one of those awesome powders to try out I did get a highlighter.  You totally need one of these in your arsenal for a finished, and luminous look!  Ok so you need to head over to the website to see the brow powders, wax, smudge, and all the other good stuff.  But for now let's chat about the highlighter!

*press sample*

Full Brow: Website/Shop, Instagram

Monday, December 12, 2016

Joy Lacquer; Seattle Football Fans Collection

Good evening dears!  It feels so late because it's really dark, but it's only 6:30!  I swear I want to be in pajamas, cozied up on the couch and watching TV by 4:30 these days.  And I may do just that tonight, I'm currently addicted to the Hallmark channel and enjoying all the sappy Christmas movies. I really do love Candace Cameron Burre.  Actually the whole, stay in pjs and on the couch has been my mantra over the weekends and I watch football with my hubby.  I don't have a favorite team but I don't mind watching whatever game is on.  But I know who does have a favorite team, Joy from Joy Lacquer.  Joy created this collection for the 12/15 Seahawks vs the Rams game at Seattle's Century Link Field.  The Seahawks will join the NFL color rush initiative by wearing new uniforms at this game!  These polishes will be available on 12/13 for $10.50 each or you can get the mini set - featuring the new style of mini bottle - for $24.  And this week only you can save 25% on any (or all) of them with the code GREENTHURSDAY at checkout.  So let's jump in and check out these Seahawks inspired polishes!

*press sample*

Joy Lacquer: ShopFacebookInstagram

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Press Release: Zoya Naturel 3

Experience six new, easy-to-wear additions to our popular Zoya Naturel Nail Polish color collection. This 3rdNaturel palette is a perfectly balanced array of low to high impact neutrals. All in the 10 FREE*, long-wearing, two coat, full-coverage cream formula Zoya is known for. Plus, three coordinating lush lip hues too!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Chloe + Isabel Nail Polish Trio

Good morning dears!  It's Monday, boo.  Thankfully I have a pretty little nail polish trio to share with you today.  Maybe it will make your day better.  I'm not sure if you've heard of Chloe + Isabel before.  It's a fun fashion jewelry brand that has recently ventured out into makeup, bags, candles, accessories and....nail polish!  I've been a merchandiser since 2011 and love having the perfect piece of jewelry to wear with every outfit, but I did feel the brand was missing something.  I'm really happy they expanded their product line up.  Once I saw they had a nail polish kit I had to snatch that up right away.  You can purchase this trio for yourself or as a gift for $28.  From now until 12/28 you can save 25% site wide with the code FFHOL25.  Let's jump in and check out the polish!

*nothing to disclose*

Chloe & Isabel: Website/Shop, Facebook, Instagram

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Athletic Wear Post: InknBurn Clothing

Howdy all!  Tonight I have a very different post to share with you.  Some of you may know that I'm a runner.  I've been a runner for a long time off and on.  I really picked it up in the last few years because I wanted speed and stamina on the soccer field (those are things that aren't easy to come by as I get older).  Plus as an added bonus it's kept me fit and allows me to get away with eating things I want to eat.  Also I'm super competitive so it's fun when actually place in my age group!  Anyways, I come across many athletic brands that I like to wear because they help in my performance.  One such brand is InknBurn.  It's a brand of clothing created just for runners.  InknBurn is about 4 years old and based in Southern California.  They create small batches of products that are made with sweat wicking materials.  Patterns are applied to the soft, sweat wicking material using heat and pressure.  The ink actually stains the Dry I.C.E. Technical fabric and the process means no fading or peeling.  AWESOME!  But most importantly, this stuff feels amazing on.  The last thing I want is to be fiddling with my shirt or shorts during a race.  I've worn InknBurn to several street and trail races with zero tugging, slipping, picking or riding up.  If you haven't heard of this brand before I suggest you give it at try!  

*nothing to disclose*

I'm wearing the Women's Magnum PI Tech Shirt to the Xterra Adventure Fest in Maui 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Indie Spotlight: Paint Box Polish

Good morning and happy Saturday.  I'm licking my soccer wounds still (we lost playoffs last night) as well as an injured glute muscle.  Actually I'm not really sure what's hurt, but something is in pain and I can feel it deep in there even when I'm walking.  But that's neither here nor there because today is another Indie Spotlight, YAY!  This month a group of us wonderful bloggers will be featuring Paint Box Polish on our blogs.  Pam is a big fan of Harry Potter, Doctor Who and Game of Thrones so you'll see some fandom collections/names in her shop.  She's got a wide variety of finishes but I personally love her holo glitters (Westerosi Collection), flakies and multi chromes.  Aside from polish, Paint Box Polish also has an extensive collection of amazingly scented cuticle oils, mani fizzes and Intensive Butter Balm.  I can't speak highly enough of these hand care items.  Scents are seasonal and always rotating so snag up your favorites for healthy and pleasant smelling hands.  Ok, enough of the high praise, I think you get that I love this brand.  As always, you can use my code MNPO for 15% off your order.  Let's jump into the post.

*press sample*
*purchased by me*

Paint Box Polish: ShopFacebookInstagram 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Born Pretty Store Shining Mirror Mermaid Nail Glitter

Good morning beauties.  I stayed home yesterday (all day) to nurse a cold and take care of my sick little girl.  I hate when my kids are sick.  The only good thing that came of staying at home all day was getting some pictures prepared to post.  So I guess I can't complain about it.  Plus I probably needed the rest myself.  Anyways, I have this gorgeous mermaid glitter to share with you today!  It's called Shining Mirror Mermaid Nail Glitter and it's amazing!  It's only $1.59, you get a ton in your little baggie - it's going to last a long time!  HERE is the direct link to the glitter.  Let's delve in and check out pictures of this fun glitter.  Oh and don't forget you can use my code JTOW10 for 10% off your order!  

*press sample*

Born Pretty Store: ShopFacebookInstagram