Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel; Travel Stories Collection (partial review)

Afternoon (or is it evening)!  School has officially been in session for a full week but I still feel like a chicken with my head cut off, running around doing errands, getting things I need for the kids and the day.  When will it all end people!?!?!  Oh well, this is my life.  Today I have some beautiful shades to share with you from the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel line.  These are fabulous polishes made to last like a gel, but no curing required.  And you can remove it with regular old acetone, YES!  They're the #1 No Light Gel Polish!  You can pick up Sally Hansen Miracle Gel at your local drug store starting a $7.50 each.  Ok, let's jump in and see the color selection I have for you!

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Sally Hansen: Website, Facebook, Instagram

Monday, August 28, 2017

Born Pretty Store No Smudge Topcoat

Afternoon dears!  I'm melting into a puddle here at the gymnastics center but it's all good, it's lie a workout with me even having to do anything.  Haha, ok, it's not really a workout.  But I swear I'm sweating just as much as when I ran in the heat this morning.  You know with all the Fall stuffs coming out and me sharing those posts now I totally forgot to share this one that I did back in July.  My daughter and I went to The Indie Shop San Francisco, which was mermaid themed, and I did nails to go with that theme!  First off, I had a blast.  I love that TIS is a smaller, personable event.  I've been to 2 and even when the crowd is big and the line is long, there's still plenty of time to meet makers and other nail polish fanatics.  So I'm hoping that there will be another TIS close by because I'll definitely attend again.  So this mani was a fun little stamping project with KBShimmer, a Moyou London plate and Born Pretty Shop No Smudge topcoat.  The No Smudge Topcoat is available HERE for $2.59.  Don't forget you can save 10% using my code JTOW10.  Ok, let's check out polish.  

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Born Pretty Store: ShopFacebookInstagram

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Alter Ego September Polish Pick Up Exclusive: Rime Time

Evening y'all!  Back to the grind again tomorrow.  I did noting but clean the sh*t out of my house all weekend so I am actually looking forward to Monday.  I'm also getting the kids off to bed so I can watch GoT.  Hopefully this isn't a spoiler at this point, but from what we saw last week we've in for a crazy dragon battle tonight.  And since Winter will definitely be here, my nails are all icy with a little help from Alter Ego Rime Time.  This polish is part of the September Polish Pickup, Fall Foliage & Fun.  It will be available fro 9/1-9/4.  Let's jump in and check it out!

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Polish Pickup: ShopFacebook
Alter Ego: ShopFacebookInstagram  

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Stella Chroma September Polish Pick Up Exclusive: Fireside Light

Morning!  How's Saturday morning treating you?  I'm being lazy and enjoying a second cup of coffee before I start working on the much crap to purge out of the house.  And with soccer starting up again for my kids soon I don't have much time left to tackle this task.  So please be thinking of me while you read this post...and if you don't hear from me in a couple hours, send help.  

So last night I shared one of the September Polish Pickup shades and today I'm back with another.  Stella Chroma used a pictured from a bonfire as the inspiration for her polish, Fireside Light.  You'll be able to shop this gorgeous polish when the Polish Pickup opens up on 9/1.  It closes on 9/4 so don't miss your opportunity to purchase this beauty.  Fireside Light will be $12.  Let's jumping and check out the pictures.  

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Polish Pickup: ShopFacebook

Friday, August 25, 2017

ellagee September Polish Pickup Exclusive; Ablaze

Evening dears!  I'm super excited for the September Polish Pickup sections!  The theme is Fall Foliage & Fun and from the pictures I've seen I am going to want every polish offered.  I've got a few to share with you so I'm starting with this red beauty from ellagee.  It's called Ablaze and it's inspired by this amazing picture of these leaves that are so red the look like they are on fire!  Anyways, if you love this polish you can only purchase it from 9/1-9/4.  Let's go ahead and check out the polish!

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Polish Pickup: ShopFacebook

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Stella Chroma LE Luxe Chromes

Morning lovelies!  Hope your morning is going well.  Truthfully, I'm a bit terrified for my oldest to go to Middle School today and am wondering if a smaller, Charter school might be better.  I don't know...parenting didn't come with a handbook people, I can only guess what is the best thing to do.  Thankfully something I don't need a handbook for is nail polish.  Phew, it's so nice to get lost in gorgeous nail polish!  Stella Chroma will be releasing a stunning collection on 8/31 called the Luxe Chromes collection.  It's a trio of very limited edition, smooth and ultra shifty multi chromes.  If you aren't quick and miss them they'll be gone!  They'll be $13 each.  So set your calendar for 8/31 at 8am EST.  A portion of the sales will go to IGNITE, supporting young girls interested in Technology.  And don't forget you can save 15% using my code MNPO.  Let's jump on in and check them out.  

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Sea Lore Polish; Treasures Untold Collection, LE Mermaid Bay & LE 5 Year Shellebration

Good evening beauties!  Today has been relatively relaxing, did some paperwork, took the kids to much with my grandma, took them for haircuts.  Now they're all spic and span, ready for the first day of school tomorrow.  I'll try to keep my nerves pushed down about the fact that my 6th grader is going to be at a school with 399 other 6th graders.  Yeah, I think it's a bit ridiculous, hopefully it's just this year while the other middle school is being transformed into a K-8.  But that's not why I'm here.  I'm here because I wanted to share some brand new polish with you mermaids!  Are you ready for new Sea Lore Polish?  The Treasures Untold Collection, LE Mermaid Bay and LE 5 Year Shellebration polishes will all be available on Saturday 8/26 at noon PST.  Guys, I've been sitting on these swatches for a while and have been wanting to share them with you so bad!  I'm loving the soft colors and always enjoy the ocean/sea/mermaid inspired themes.  So let's jump in and see the goods!

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Sea Lore Polish: ShopFacebookInstagram

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Hella Holo Customs; KBShimmer August 2017

Good morning!  It's the weekend and I'm home from our end of Summer vacation.  Now I'll have to spend time playing catch-up on a few things because while we were gone my oldest missed Middle School Orientation and my littlest missed Kindergarten Roundup.  Nothing major since I can turn in paperwork on Monday and assessment can happen the first day of school.  Gah!  I can't believe the kids go back to school in 4 days!  They are a mix of excited and bummed, and I'm feeling the same.  Well I sit over here moping that my days of sleeping in are numbered, let's talk about whey we're really here, nail polish.  KBShimmer Hella Holo Custom nail polish to be exact.  KBShimmer is making another appearance as the featured maker this year and the August contributions are stunners!    I know you know the drill by MUST be a member of the HHC Facebook group in order to purchase these, names are checked against the member list.  So be sure to join up if you haven't already and then you can get this gorgeous trio!  They are $10 each and available until the end of the month.  

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Hella Holo Customs: Facebook group

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Road to Polish Con Week 7; Alter Ego Does the Ducky Derby

Good morning friends!  Summer is winding down and I has a sad.  I'm sad to not be able to head off to do fun things during the day with my kids, to get back to the grind of homework and busy after school schedules.  But I'm also looking forward to having a routine and getting into the holiday season.  It also means there's another Polish Con in the near future!  This one will be held in Chicago on 9/23 if you hadn't heard about it yet (not sure if tickets are sold out or not so you'll have to check that out).  Right now they are going through the Road To Polish Con series, polishes by makers that will be at the event, that will be available online for those who can't make it to the event.   Pretty cool way to make everyone feel included.  They're currently on week 7 and the polishes are only available for 1 week so you have until 8/19 to get this one.  The polish I'm sharing with you today is created by Alter Ego and is called Does the Ducky Derby and you can purchase it for $10.  It's pretty fabulous and unique so let's jump in to the spot and check it out.  Oh I should also mention that Cynthia is including a little cardboard paper with one of her available scents on it in her packages.  I received a coffee scent and found it amazing!  But for those with sensitive noses, you may want to open the package in a well ventilated area or let it air out a bit before opening.  Ok...let's go! 

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Alter Ego: ShopFacebookInstagram
Road to Polish Con: Shop, Facebook, Facebook Fan Page, Instagram

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Born Pretty Unicorn Stamping Plate

Evening all!  I'm enjoying a nice evening poolside at the hotel we are at.  My kids are swimming and made a friend.  I enjoyed some local wine.  The soccer tournament was a bit of a bust, but hey, you can't win them all.  Tonight I'm sharing more stamping with you but this time it's a magical unicorn plate!  I'm sure you've seen this beauty before, it's from the Born Pretty Store and several bloggers have shared it.  If you haven't seen the plate yet, you can purchase it HERE for $2.99.  And don't forget you can save 10% using my code JTOW10.  Ok so let's jumping and see some unicorns!  

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Born Pretty Store: ShopFacebookInstagram

Friday, August 11, 2017

Stella Chroma; Holo-Maniacs Custom #27, Aurora Stella-ealis

Morning lovely friends!  Happy Friday!  Today I'm heading out to Paso Robles for my oldest soccer tournament.  I'm hoping to spend time in the pool and maybe take in a little wine tasting.  What are your weekend plans?  Do you travel for any of your kids sporting events?  There are some that find it taxing, and at times I do too, but I also find it fun to explore different places!  Well now that you know my weekend schedule let's change direction to talk about nail polish!  Stella Chroma is the current featured maker in the Holo-Maniacs group and she came up with this amazing custom, Aurora Stella-ealis.  Aurora Stella-ealis available to group members for $12 until 8/31.  Save 15% using my code MNPO.  And don't forget a porin of all sales go to the non-profit IGNITE (Inspiring Girly Now In Technology Evolution) Be sure to join the group so you can purchase this beauty!

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Holo-Maniacs: Facebook Group

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Born Pretty Store Shining Diamond Stamping Plate

Good evening beauties!  I have a few posts that I've been sitting on for a while so I need to get them shared.  Today has been an email sending, Internet browsing, bill paying, but parked on the couch, mindless tv on all day kind of day.  I literally need 1 day a week like this because I'm always so tired from soccer, running, taking the kids places, taxi-moming, cleaning.  While I wait for the husband to get home so we can have dinner I decided to continue the couch potato productivity.  I've got some pretty diamond stamping to share with you!  This is the shining diamond design image plate, which for some reason I can't find on the site.  But I do see another plate with similar images.  Anywho, you can pick up the other diamond plate HERE for $1.59.  Let's check out the pictures!

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Born Pretty Store: ShopFacebookInstagram

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Different Dimension Wild Spirit Trio; Transition Collection

Good evening beauties!  I meant to post this earlier in the evening but we spent time hanging out in the backyard, enjoying time laughing with the kids and talking.  Then we moved to the front yard to admire our new landscaping.  As you can guess, time got away from me.  So this here's a post for you night owls.  Hopefully on the West Coast because it's super late over on the East Coast now.  So this is the new collection from Different Dimension.  It's a transitional collection, meant to help ease us into Fall.  I don't know what the rest of the country is like, but Fall here in California is hot.  I'm still in t-shirts and flip flops until Halloween!  The Wild Spirit Trio are perfect colors for this time of year...end of Summer, not really wanting to wear neons, but not cool enough for dark and vampy shades yet either.  The Wild Spirit Trio will be available on 8/12 at 9am EST.  The polishes will be $12 each.  Alrighty then, let's jump in and check them out!

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Different Dimension: ShopFacebookInstagram

Monday, August 7, 2017

Indies Outside the Box: Fan-Tastic Customs, August 2017

Good afternoon lovelies!  Summer is winding down and it has me blue.  I love having less responsibility each day, getting to chill with my kids at home or head off somewhere fun for the day.  This is their last week of swim lessons and I am so impressed with their improvement this Summer!  But I'm also ready for the schedule/routine to start back up again.  It'll have me back in the consistent swing of things like running and blogging.  So while I'm still trying to manage being on track it seemed like a good time to drop a post for you!  Today's post features the Indie Outside the Box, which will be avaialbe for pre-sale from 8/11 at 12am EST to 8/14 at 11:59pm EST.  You'll be able to pick this quad up on the Top Shelf Lacquer site during the pre-order window for $40 plus shipping.  Boxes will begin shipping on 8/30.  Let's jump in and see the polish!   

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Top Shelf Lacquer: Shop
Indies Outside the Box Fan-Tastic Customs: Facebook Group

Thursday, August 3, 2017

ellagee; Group RAOK Another Little Piece of My Heart

Afternoon dears!  The weather played a trick on eye today.  It was murky out until just now (12pm) and now I'm dying from wearing too much clothing.  Hey now!  It's not like I'm naked, but I'm wearing a t-shirt instead of a tank top and UGH, what was I thinking?!  Anyways, I'm sitting at the pool watching my kids swim, and then we're headed to the fair to check it out.  So my fat will be crying today.  But today I was popping in with a shorty post for you.  ellagee Another Little Piece of My Heart was originally created as a RAOK polish.  Everyone loved it so much it became a group custom.  And now you can purchase it for yourself, if you're a member of the group!  This is a true beauty and you'll be happy to snag one for yourself.  Another Little Piece of My Heart is $12.  Let's jump in and check out the pics.  

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Gee I Love ellagee: Facebook Group

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Fit Snack Box: July 2017

Good afternoon all!  Hope your week is going well.  My summer is full of pool days, swimming, water slides, beach days, fairs, and yet I still have all my taxi mom duties and play dates on my calendar.  I've been busy if you can 't tell!  But busy keeps me happy and sane, plus at least I'm not in the house cleaning.  Today I'm happy to share my post with you because I always have rave reviews for the snacks I receive from the Fit Snack box.   The July box is no different except for the fact that it was absolutely JAM-PACKED with delicious snacks!  I had fun with this box and got 2 of my kids to taste test things with me, Noah, my totally non-picky 11 year old and Naomi, my slightly picky, overly dramatic 5 year old.  I'll be sharing their thoughts too.  Don't forget you can save $3 off your subscription purchase with my link HERE.  Ok, let's jump in and see the contents of this box. 

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