Thursday, August 16, 2018

Lollipop Posse Lacquer; Year of Tarot - The Hermit & Queen of Swords and August '18 LE - Three Warm and Wild Eyes

Afternoon all!  I'm playing nurse today to one sick pre-teen.  He ended up with a horrible headache last night that hasn't gone away, but a quick trip to the doctor's office this morning gave us a virus diagnosis so poor guy will just have to ride it out.  Bummer, last few days of Summer and he ended up sick.  No idea where he picked it up though, I'm putting my money on one of his soccer teammates.  Fingers crossed it's just a 24 hour type thing and that he doesn't pass it on to me.  Anywho, that's not why I'm here.  I'm here to show you this post featuring some gorgeous new polish from Lollipop Posse Lacquer!  Guys, Karen has literally been blowing me away with her creations, they are seriously swoon worthy!  This post features 2 new Year of Tarot shades and the August 2018 LE.  Let me just emphasize that the August LE will only be available until it runs out so if you like that one jump on it!  All 3 will be available on 8/17 at 8pm EDT for $12/$11.  At the same time there will also be a Back to School event which will have newly discontinued shades, clearance shades, a restock of some sold out polishes AND a free gift with every purchase!!  Karen knows how to do a sale!  So you have lots of info in your brain now, time to relax and enjoy pictures!  Let's jump in!

*press sample*

Lollipop Posse Lacquer: Shop, Facebook, Facebook Fan Group, Instagram


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Alter Ego August Indie Pickup Exclusive: Fantasia Bath Crumbs

Afternoon y'all!  Those of you with kids, are they back to school yet?  I have a week to go and them mine are out of my hair.  Really though they have been pretty well behaved this Summer, maybe they are all maturing!  And maybe it will give me some time to catch up on blog things!  I swear the only cardio I get these days is running late, ha! Ok so I know by now that you are all familiar with the Polish Pickup.  But they have a new group called the Indie Pickup.  It's kind of like a free for all market where indie makers of all sorts can create and sell items that coordinate with the PPU theme.  So the IPU theme is Musicals and it will be open after the PPU.  This month IPU will be open from 8/17 - 8/20.  Alter Ego created a new scent for her popular Bath Crumbs.  Fantasia, inspired by the movie of the same name, will be $7.50 for a 4oz jar, that comes with a scoop.  It will be limited to 14 jars.  So let's jump in and check out the Bath Crumbs!

*press sample*

Indie Pickup: ShopFacebook
Alter Ego: ShopFacebookInstagram 


Monday, August 13, 2018

Stella Chroma Hella Handmade Creations, August 2018 - Queens of Westeros, Queen of the North

Evening friends!  I'm rushing around getting dinner ready early and rushing out the door to take the boys to soccer practice.  School isn't in started and I'm back to the taxi mom grind, boo hoo.  But I'd rather they stay busy and active than sit at home and stare at video games and the tv so I can't complain.  Ok, so it's almost time for the HHC to open up again, yay!  I have the next installment of the Stella Chroma Queens of Westeros collection to show you tonight.  This is Queen of the North and it's a tribute to Talisa Stark.  You'll be able to purchase Queen of the North from 8/14 - 8/21 for $12.  Let's jump in!

*press sample*


Saturday, August 11, 2018

Beauty Big Bang: Aurora Chameleon Flakes #J7406-1C

Good morning to you!  I slept in after a slightly restless night and getting up late felt good.  We are down to a week and a half before school starts and 2 weekends before I'm a slave to soccer games.  So I am going to kick back and enjoy a nice, relaxing weekend.  What plans do you have?  I have a few things to catch up on so might be posting a few times over the weekend, I'm sure you don't mind.  I'll start it off with my last post for my Beauty Big Bang package, another gorgeous flakie nail powder!  This one is the Aurora Chameleon Flakes, there are 3 shades available and I went with the blue/green combo.  You can pick up the Aurora Chameleon Flakes, SKU J7406-1C or the other 2 for $4.99 each using the link HERE.  Save 10% using my code Obsession.  

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Beauty Big Bang; Flower Stamping Plate #J6401TM-3A

Hullo there!  I'm back to share another post featuring a fab product from Beauty Big Bang.  I previously shared a cool flakie nail powder and today I have a pretty stamping plate for you to check out.  I've only tried a couple stamping plates from BBB, and I really like the array of designs they have available.  So the Flower Stamping Plate is available at this LINK for $2.79.  You can save 10% using my code Obsession.  Happy shopping and lets jump in to the post!

*press sample*

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Beauty Review: Pirette Fragrance Oil

Morning beauties!  When I go on vacation I like to shop.  It's fun to find little things that will remind me of the trip and specific places once I get home.  I got to enjoy a few date nights alone with my husband this vacation and we perused a store while waiting on reservations one night, I came across this interesting little perfume oil.  I didn't think much of it, other than the simple packaging appealed to me.  But when I smelled it I knew I had to have it.  I tend to be drawn toward easy fragrances, simple, nothing overwhelming.  This fit all those bills and just smells like Summer.  I want to wear it all the time and hang on to the Summer memories, hot days, pool trips, beach visits.  Pirette is a brand that was actually created in Newport Beach, CA.  So not a Hawaiian brand, but still a beach brand!  And I'm happy to be supporting a California brand.  So let's jump in and check it out.

*nothing to disclose*

Pirette: Shop, Facebook, Instagram

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Beauty Big Bang Mermaid Chameleon Flakes #J7420 - 4C

Evening!  I promise I didn't go in to hiding.  I just haven't been feeling the best this week.  I can't seem to drift off to sleep, then when i finally do I wake up several times a night.  Just going through an uncomfortable phase I guess, hopefully it passes in the next week or so.  Otherwise I am going to be one tired, cranky mommy when #4 arrives.  But tonight I'm working on the old blog, swatches and fun nail polish stuff!  So I've had some awesome products for Beauty Big Bang for some time and am getting around to sharing them now.  I have 3 items, so let's get started with these fantastical Mermaid Chameleon Flakes!  These are amazing and come in 8 glitter shades for your enjoyment.  You can purchase this or any of the others Mermaid Flakes now for $4.99 USD with this direct link HERE.  Don't forget you can use my code Obsession for 10% off your order!  

*press sample*

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer August Polish Pickup Exclusive: It's Good

Afternoon!  It's time!  PPU is OPEN!  Have you shopped yet?  If not, I have one more polish offering to interest you.  Just one more quick run through, the theme for August is Musicals so any type of movie, cartoon or live show that has singing worked.  BEGL went with the movie Enchanted, a very interesting and fun take on the whole princess theme that most Disney movies are based around.  I haven't seen it in a while, but I do remember that I enjoy the movie and the songs.  It's Good will be available starting NOW until 8/6 for $12, no cap.  Let's jump in quick so you can finish shopping!

*press sample*

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

ellagee August Polish Pickup Exclusive: Superstar

Evening friends!  Thursday night is such a teaser, so close to Friday but so far from the weekend!  I have another PPU post to share with you today, this one is from ellagee. Laura was inspired by Jesus Christ Superstar.  I know this is one of the classic musicals (along with Cats, Hair, Le Mis) but I have never seen it (or any of those others I mentioned), for shame. So this purple beauty is Superstar!  You'll be able to purchase Superstar from 8/3 - 8/6 for $11, no cap.  Now let's head in and check it out!

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Polish Pickup: ShopFacebook

Stella Chroma August Polish Pick Up Exclusives: Poppies! and Emulsified Sugar Scrub Poppies

Good morning again!  Are you tired of me and my double posting ways yet?  I swear sometimes the PPU just creeps up on me and I'm a crazy person trying to share everything in time!  But I've just about got them all shared now!  As I've mentioned before in my last few posts, the Polish Pickup theme for August is Musicals.  It's such a wide net cast to cover all musicals and movies with music in them and all that I've seen so far has been great!  Stella Chroma picked The Wizard of Oz, a movie I grew up watching and singing songs to.  Total classic!  Poppies! is a nod to the scene in the poppy field in the movie.  Poppies! will be available from 8/3 - 8/6 for $12, no cap.  There is also an Emulsified Sugar Scrub with the same name, Poppies! available.  You can pick up a 2.5oz jar for $5.50.  Let's head in to the post and check it out. 

*press sample*

Polish Pickup: ShopFacebook

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Alter Ego August Polish Pickup Exclusive: Dance Like No One is Watching

Evening!  Can't believe how fast the day went by and I barely did anything!  I did get to my doctor appointment and bought groceries, made dinner.  I actually made it back to the grocery store for ice cream sundae fixings! Now I'll do more blogging!  I have another Musicals themed PPU for you now!    Tonight is Alter Ego Dance Like No One is Watching, inspired by the  Dance of the Hours in Fantasia.  I do love the music in this movie/musical.  Plus anything Disney is a win in my book.  You'll be able to purchase Dance Like No One is Watching from 8/3 - 8/6 for $8, no cap.  Ok, let's jump in to the post!

*press sample*

Polish Pickup: ShopFacebook
Alter Ego: ShopFacebookInstagram  

Dreamland Lacquer August Polish Pickup Exclusive: You Look Like Seafood

Good morning!  It was a long travel day yesterday, I went to bed late and woke up even later. But it's back to reality and I've got a list a mile long of things to do! Let's start off my day with a little PPU post for the August Musicals!  Dreamland Lacquer picked one of my favorite new Disney movies, which are basically all musicals because there is so much singing.  Anyways, we have a gorgeous polish here called You Look Like Seafood inspired by the song sang by Tamatoa, the giant crab.  He's quite the character and looks pretty awesome with the bioluminescence painted all over his face. You can purchase You Look Like Seafood from 8/3 - 8/6 for $12, 300 bottle cap.  Alrighty, let's jump in and check it out!
*press sample*

Polish Pickup: ShopFacebook
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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

KBShimmer August Polish Pickup Exclusive: Sandy

Good morning!  Sadly I am boarding a plane and am off on my return home trip.  Wah, I always hate leaving Hawaii.  I wish I lived here.  But I don't so I guess it's back to reality for me.  Might as well get it with that mind set now!  Alright, so last night I dove in to the PPU posts I have to share.  I'll continue along with that line of thought today.  The August theme is Musicals.  That leaves a pretty wide array of subject matter because basically any movie with singing in it is a musical, including cartoons.  There are so many great musicals and many are represented this month!  KBShimmer went with one that I'm sure everyone is familiar with, Grease!  When I was in high school I used to sing and act out the scenes, I would always be Sandy and would make my little sister be Danny (HA, I was so mean).  My bestie and I still call each other "Pinky Lee" when we talk to each other.  So you get my drift, I grew up with this musical and love it! Sandy will be available from 8/3 - 8/6 for $10, no cap.  Time to take a look at it!

*press sample*

Polish Pickup: ShopFacebook

My Indie Polish August Polish Pickup Exclusive: Summer

Good evening!  I'm on Hawaii time so this post isn't really that late night for me, but for everyone else it's an absurd hour so excuse me for that!  My vacation was literally only in the room for sleeping time so I didn't have much time to share posts at night.  It's time to start bombarding you with August PPU posts.  The theme for the month is Musicals, how fun! I do love a good musical, my favorite is actually West Side Story and it happened to be on TV just the other night!  I'm starting it off with My Indie Polish Summer, inspired by The Donna Summer Musical.  You will be able to purchase Summer from 8/3 - 8/6 for $12.50, no cap.  Let's check it out!

*press sample*

Polish Pickup: ShopFacebook
My Indie Polish: ShopFacebookInstagram

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Fit Snack Box: July 2018

Evening!  Got another post to share with you today!  This is the July Fit Snack Box and guess what?  You still have time to get this one!  As always, I was pleased with all the options I received in this months box and felt many of them fit my busy and active lifestyle well.  Don't think you have to be a trail runner or organized sports athlete to get the most out of these snacks.  I toss them in my bag for my kids to eat on the go and use them as supplements in dinners.  The variety of products included make it easy for anyone to eat better, make better choices, stay on track!  As I've mentioned with many of my past reviews, you can save 30% off your first order using my link HERE.  So let's jump in and see the box!

*press sample*

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Londontown USA; Summer 2018

Good morning dears!  Sorry for radio silence but I'm off on vacation and have found little time to sit down at the laptop and get posts written up.  My days are all about pool, beach, family excursions, going out for amazing meals.  Between the heat, being on my feet and being pregnant I basically barely make it into my pjs before I crash each night.  Anyways, what I am getting at is that I have about a zillion posts to share with you now and will be trying to catch up, possibly double posting once I return home mid-week next week.  Let's get this party started with a beautiful collection from Londontown.  I first came into contact with the brand at CPNA 2016.  I was fully impressed with the brand, colors and especially the Instant Smudge Fix.  I came home with samples and have purchased from the brand multiple times since then.  I was pretty stoked when they contacted me to do a review!  I was sent nail care and a few polishes from the Summer 2018 collection to try out.  If you mosey on over to the Londontown site before 7/29 at 11:59pm EST you can save 30% off your order. Alright, you ready to jump in?  Then let's go!

*press sample*

Londontown: Shop, Facebook, Instagram

Sunday, July 15, 2018

What I Bought: Polish Pickup May '18, 1990's

Backstreet's Back, ALLRIGHT!  Haha, just kidding...but it's a song from the 90's and this post is all about the polishes I picked up from the 90's themed PPU in May.  I loved the month, it was probably my favorite.  It was a total throw back to my middle school/high school/early college years.  I knew the inspiration for every single item in the shop and wanted to buy them all, but settled for a select few.  You won't be able to find any of these unless you hunt them down in the PPU sales group, but the August PPU is just around the corner and from all the sneak peeks it's got to be a great month for shopping!  Okie dokie, lets jump on in and see the plethora of pictures I have of each polish!

*nothing to disclose*

Polish Pickup: ShopFacebook


Envy Lacquer + Never Enuff Polish; TIS San Francisco Duo, Boat Snack & Beyond the Reef

Morning dears!  Exciting game this morning!  Who are we rooting for, Croatia or France?  Truthfully neither are "MY" team so I am just enjoying the game. Anywho, looking through old polish I haven't swatched/shared with you and realized I didn't do anything from The Indie Shop that was in San Francisco last summer.  It was a really fun event, mermaid themed, my daughter enjoyed it as well.  I really hope they plan on coming back to the Bay Area soon!  So this was a duo available at the show, created by Envy Lacquer and Nvr Enuff, I think they actually came with a cute frosty blue shot glass but I don't remember where I put that.  They were inspired by the movie Moana.  Of course these aren't available now, but both shops have lots of gorgeous polish to pick from so head over to their sites to check them out.  

*nothing to disclose*

Envy Lacquer: Shop, Facebook, Instagram
Nvr Enuff Polish: Shop, Facebook, Instagram
The Indie Shop: Facebook, Instagram



Friday, July 13, 2018

Stella Chroma Hella Handmade Creations, July 2018 - Queens of Westeros, Dragon Queen

OMGeeee you guys!  I just got home from dinner and I am about to explode!  I just had the yummiest Indian food ever!  Lots of leftovers came home with me so I will be eating it again for lunch tomorrow.  So I'm currently resting and letting my full tummy rest, no better time to share a post with you!  Now I was quite un-queen like with the way I pigged out at dinner, but this polish is regal enough for the nails of Daenerys herself.  And thus we have the Dragon Queen, the next installment of the Stella Chroma Queens of Westeros collection.  This gorgeous polish will be available exclusively through the Hella Handmade Creations from 7/14-7/21 for $12, no cap.  Let's go ahead and jump in because I want to look at nail polish!

*press sample*


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Fit Snack Box; March 2018

Howdy y'all!  I was at the pool today so i didn't get to watch the World Cup semi-finals for England v Croatia live.  I'm watching the replay now and have avoided Facebook and texts from friends.  I have no idea how this will play out but its a good game so far!  So while I watch this I'll leisurely type up a post for a past Fit Snack Box that was delivered when I was dying from morning sickness.  If you follow my blog at all you know by now, Fit Snack is a great subscription box full of healthy snack alternatives to what you typically find on your grocery store shelves.  The awesome thing is that now that I am familiar with so many brands in this fab box, I see so many of these products on the shelves that I never noticed before!  So don't be put off by thinking that you can only order them, lots are available at your local grocer.  If you want to give Fit Snack a try you can save 30% off your first box using my link HERE!  As usual, I have my 6 year old daughter, Naomi helping me out with the taste testing.  Let's jump in and check out the treats!

*press sample*

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Lollipop Posse Lacquer; First Lines Collection

Good morning!  Hope you all had a fabulous 4th of July and celebrated with loved ones.  I spent the morning at a local race (yes, I am still plugging along at 20 weeks pregnant), then went to San Francisco with the fam for fresh seafood lunch.  Low key evening playing with sparklers, bbq and s'mores.  All in all, it was a chill day and I really enjoyed it.  But today is back to the grind, camp and taking care of the house, chores AND the blog!  Actually that all may take a back seat because I am hungry and a bagel sounds great.  So let's make this quick!  Lollipop Posse Lacquer will be releasing the brand new First Lines Collection.  This collection was inspired by the first lines in favorite literature.  I love the idea behind the collection and the shades themselves are gorgeous and unique!  The First Lines Collection will be available for pre-order starting 7/6 at noon EDT through 7/31.  Remaining stock will be available on 8/1 (but do you really want to chance it?).  Individual shades will be $12, the collection will be $60 shipped (inside the US until 7/31).  Ok, I think that's all the info I need to provide so let's check out the pretty polish!  

*press sample*

Lollipop Posse Lacquer: ShopFacebook, Instagram

Monday, July 2, 2018

July '18 Polish Pickup; Fan Favorites

Evening beauties!  I have a fun post for you tonight.  MOAR of the Fan Favorites from the July PPU!  In case you are like what the what, the quick run down is that Polish Pickup is having a month of returning polishes from previous months.  These were polled in private groups and selected by the fans and now we get to rejoice that the pretty polishes we may have missed are back.  So I have 4 more to share with you, ones that caught my eye and I purchased when they wren originally released. I figured it might help you make buying decisions if I let you know how I liked them!  Like my Round Up post HERE, I will link you to each makers individual page where you will be able to purchase the polish.  So let's jump in!

*nothing to disclose*

Polish Pickup: shop

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Fit Snack Box; June 2018

Hullo everybody!  You know, I think I am really taking this "I'm pregnant, I don't want to do anything" to a new level.  Granted during the week I walk, run, go to the gym, but once the weekend hits I don't want to get out of pajamas or off my couch.  But I'm really not doing nothing, I tidy up, do laundry, and blog!  If you don't blog/review products you probably don't realize how much time actually goes in to each post.  There's pictures, testing, taking notes, editing, watermarking, preparing it all on the blog, emailing links to the company, then sharing it all over social media.  Phew!  Takes hours up on hours!  But when it's a Fit Snack box it feels like less work because I have fun tasting all the treats out with my kids.  Plus it gives me really great ideas of things I can get for lunch boxes and quick on-the-go snacks.  So that makes it worth it.  Today (tonight for you East Coasters) I have the June 2018 box to share with you. This box had a few repeat items I have tried before and lots of new things!  I do have new info to share with you though!  Instead of saving $3 off your first box you can now save 30% off (for first time box purchasers).  That's a great savings for a subscription box that was voted the Best Snack Box of 2018!  Use my link HERE to save and get healthy foods to nosh on.  Let's jump in and see what the June offerings were.

*press sample*

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July '18 Polish Pickup: Roundup of the Fan Favorites

Hullo there dears!  Today's post is a bit different than most I share featuring the Polish Pickup.  The July theme is Fan Favorites and each maker will be bringing back one of their most popular shades!  There were polls posted across all the individual fan groups and the people have spoken...now we get to re-shop for those items we missed, or regret skipping!  I don't have a plethora of selections to share with you but I am happy to show the ones that I did previously blog about.  So stick with me for a couple pictures and links to those posts!  This PPU is a bit different because items will be available through each individual shop so be sure to grab the provided links for the polishes you want.  You'll be able to purchase the Fan Favorites through the month of July, you can check with the PPU site for links and other pertinent info regarding each sale.  Alright, let's jump in!
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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Zoya; Jelly Brites

Good morning!  The sis a super lazy Saturday because I am still in pajamas and on the couch watch the World Cup.  The Portugal/Uruguay game is just about to get started and I think it's going to be a really good game.  Who are you rooting for?  I'm Portugal all the way!  So while I sit here being my lazy self I figured it was a nice opportunity to to share a quickie post with you.  Zoya recently released the Jelly Brites collection, a trio of pretty jellies for some juicy Summer nails!  You'll be able to purchase these for $10 each or $30 for the set.  Let's go ahead and get started with the review!

*press sample*


Friday, June 29, 2018

KBShimmer; Sugar Scrub in Tide Me Over

Good morning!  I wanted to get right back to you with another hand/body care product.  This time it's a great Sugar Scrub from KBShimmer!  If you remember, a few months back when KBShimmer relaunched her brand with new packaging, she also released new scents.  I previously shared my thoughts on the Cuticle Cream and Body Lotion (you can see that post HERE) so today I'll show off the fun Sugar Scrub!  There are 7 scents available and they are all packed with oils and butters that melt in to your skin leaving you not only soft but also moisturized!  You can pick up a 9.5 ounce Tide Me Over or any of the other scents for $10.  Time to check out the scrub!

*press sample*


Thursday, June 28, 2018

Zoya; Naked Manicure Hydrate & Heal Dry Skin Kit

Evening beauties!  I've got a zillion posts sitting in my que but I've been tired and lazy and enjoying Summer so posting hasn't been as normal.  So let's try to get a fire started under my butt and see if I can get my self back on a regular schedule.  Let's start with the Zoya Naked Manicure - Hydrate and Heal Dry Skin. This is the Retail Try Me Kit, so it's smaller sized bottles, 2oz spray and 3oz lotion.  It's a great size to get started and really give the products a chance and see how they work for you!  The kit ranges from $21 - $56 depending on the bottle sizes you choose.  So let' jump in and check out the items!

*press sample*


Thursday, June 21, 2018

Alter Ego; Ego Maniacs Group Custom, Champagne Taste, Beer Budget

Morning dears!  My Thursday started off great!  Why you ask?  Because I had to be out early for an appointment and ended up in the neighborhood of the BEST donut shop in the area, Stan's Donuts!  This place makes all kinds of donuts but what they're known for is cranking out hot, glazed donuts that literally melt in your mouth.  Mmmmmm.  Now that that very useful information is out of the way let's talk about nail polish.  Alter Ego has a very pretty new polish coming out soon.  It's a fantastical lime green loaded with a UP-esque shimmer.  Champagne Taste, Beer Budget will only be available to members of the Alter Ego Maniacs fan group on Facebook.  I don't know the exact price, I don't know if it's LE, but I do know it will be available on 7/6!  So let's jump in and check it out.

*press sample*

Alter Ego: Alter Ego: ShopFacebookInstagram 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Born Pretty; Lemooc Dream Angels Phone Case for iPhone 7

Morning!  Back again with something a little different!  I have never reviewed a phone case before and I am happy to share one with you today!  I received this cute iPhone 7 case from Born Pretty Store and was pleasantly surprised with the quality of it!  If you head over to the Born Pretty Store there are quite a few phone cases to chose from and they all have fun patterns, if you like the Dream Angels one I am sharing today HERE's the direct link to it.  As always, the price is great, only $1.99! Don't forget you can save 10% off your order using my code JTOW10.  Let's check out the phone case!

*press sample*

Born Pretty Store: ShopFacebookInstagram

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

LeChat Dare to Wear; Spectra Holos Collection (Partial Review)

Good morning beauties!  Hope your Tuesday is going swimmingly!  I am enjoying the Summer already, sleeping in, lounging about in pj's all mooning, watching the World Cup games!  So while I sit here and enjoy the beautiful game I thought I'd drop a post for ya!  Haven't had a chance to do so since last week because I headed out on a weekend trip to Vancouver, WA for a family wedding.  Now I'm back to playing catchup.  Today I have a partial review of the LeChat Spectra Holos for you!  These are a gorgeous collection of linear holos that give off that amazing holo flame that we have all grown to love!  The Spectra Holo Collection is a 12-piece collection, I was sent 6 but Gemini broke in transit thus I only have 5 to show you today.  I would love to get my hands of the remaining 7 because they are really beautiful and unique shades too.  You'll be able to purchase the Spectra Holos for $11.95 each on the LeChat site.  They are available now!  Let's jump in and check them out.

*press sample*


Thursday, June 14, 2018

KBShimmer; Wanderlust Collection, Summer 2018

Evening friends!  Sorry for the night time post, it was a busy first day of Summer with my kiddos home.  So I am finally sitting down and can share this fabulous Summer collection with you.  Wanderlust is the strong desire to travel.  I definitely have a bit of the Wanderlust bug, wanting to see new places, experience new things, try new foods. KBShimmer will launch the Wanderlust Collection on 6/15 and the polishes will be $10 each, or the bundle of 8, including a sweet multi chrome zipper bag, for $90.  Let's jump in and check out these Summery shades!

*press sample*


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Stella Chroma Hella Handmade Creations, June 2018 - Queens of Westeros, Queen Regent

Evening friends!  It is officially Summer but my husband and I keep wondering when GoT will be back?!  They really expect us to wait until 2019??!!  I swear there is nothing good on TV right now and Summer time is the worst, nothing but reruns.  Well, Stella Chroma is also a fan of GoT and created a series of polishes inspired by the strong women of the show.  This month we've got Queen Regent, inspired by Cersei Lannister.  I am not going to go in to a character analysis because that's going to take forever!  Queen Regent will only be available through the Hella Handmade Creations from 6/14 - 6/21 for $12.  Let's jump on in and check out this beauty!

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Fit Snack Box; April 2018

Good morning again!  Today is my kids last day of school.  I'll be out and about most of the day trying to get things done and attending grade level"graduation" parties, but before any of that happens I want to drop another Fit Snack post with you.  I hadn't realized how much my kids missed helping me with the taste testing portion of these boxes.  And I'm so grateful that they are all willing to try new snacks and for the most part enjoy them!  It gives me healthier ideas for their lunch boxes and after school snacks.  So as I mentioned in my last Fit Snack post, I had been on a hiatus due to morning sickness, and have a few months of boxes to catch up on.  Today I have the April box!  Keep in mind, the box you order will have different products in it, but I always share the company link so you can purchase products individually if you want to try them.  As always, you can subscribe to Fit Snack with a $3 discount using my link HERE!  Time for snacks!

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Stella Chroma; Summer Diversions, Summer 2018 & Where The Sky Meets the Ocean, Stella Chromatics FB Group Custom

Morning friends!  Hope you got enough beauty rest last night.  My kids are hanging on by a nail at this point...Summer is SO close!  I am pretty much over the whole morning routine anyways so I am happy for the break.  Plus it means there are going to be so many gorgeous, bright Summer polishes to share with you!  I've already started with a post last week and today I have another for you.  Stella Chroma put together a great rainbow of colors and called it the Summer Diversions Collection.  You'll be able to pick up the Summer Diversions on 6/15....almost time!  In this post I also have the Facebook fan group custom, Where the Sky Meets the Ocean.  You'll only be able to purchase this if you are a member of the Facebook fan group.  Where the Sky Meets the Ocean will also be available on 6/15.  All polishes will be $12 and you can start buying at noon EST.  And remember to use my code MNPO for 15% off your total order.  

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Fit Snack Box; May 2018

Morning friends!  It's been a while since I've shared one of these posts with but for good reason.  I found out in early March that I am pregnant with my #4 baby.  Leading up to finding out I had been sick sick sick.  It continue for a good 2 months.  I was living in misery people, nauseous like no other, barely getting off the couch or leaving the house.  Sheer torture for someone like me who is uber active and always on the go (torture for anyone regardless of their pre-pregnancy routines actually).  So the last thing I wanted to do was eat let alone look at the snacks showing up in my Fit Snack boxes.  Which is really a shame because who know, maybe I would have found some snack that tasted good and made me feel better.  Anyways, I have a bit of a backlog of Fit Snack boxes to share with you now that I am feeling more like my normal self and back to a bit of an exercise routine I am going to tackle these to share with you! I'll start with the most recent and go backwards - so today I have the May box to share! As always, you can subscribe for the Fit Snack with a $3 discount using my link HERE!  Let's get to snacking!

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

LeChat Dare to Wear: Indie Fest, Summer 2018

Evening lovelies!  How was your Saturday?  The kids and I went to a birthday party, then a real barber shop for cuts and now we are enjoying a movie night and eating as much popcorn as we can humanly stomach - which so far is 2 bags between us.  So since I can't just watch a movie as I always have to multitask, I've got a post to share with you.  Actually I've got a few things lined up so I'm going to start sharing Summer collections!  Woot woot!  Makes sense since next week is my kids last week of school - oh yeah!  Tonight I have the brand new LeChat Summer Collection, Indie Fest.  Aptly named to reflect all the fun festivals that occur during the hot summer months.  This 6-piece collection is full of fun and interesting colors.  The Indie Fest Collection is available now and are $6.95 each (hello bargain!).  Let's jump right in to the post to enjoy some beautiful nail polish!

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Colors by Llarowe Hella Handmade Creations, June 2018 - The Lazy Song

Hey hey!  It's Friday and you know what?  Today I don't feel like doing anything...I just want to stay in my bed.  You know what I mean?  Well if you don't, that's how the Bruno Mars The Lazy Song goes.  It's one of his earlier songs but it's great, I love the melody and his voice.  Seriously, Bruno is one my favorites and I was so stoked to see him in concert earlier in the year - he was amazing!  But this post isn't about Bruno, well it kind of is.  Colors by Llarowe is participating in the Hella Handmade Creations group monthly polish release and selected Bruno Mars as the inspiration.  Hence the polish The Lazy Song.  This gorgeous polish will be available from 6/14 - 6/21 over on the HHC website.  It will be $11.  So lets jump on in and check it out!

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Born Pretty: Rose Gold Nail Powder

Good morning!  Hope you had a nice beauty rest.  I'm back today with another great product from Born Pretty, a pigment powder.  Specifically a Rose Gold Pigment Powder!  These pigments are all the rage right now, they're an easy way to add a cool effect to your polish and fairly simple to use.  You can purchase this Rose Gold Nail Glitter HERE for $1.29.  Pretty screaming deal if you ask me, and you don't need to use much of the powder to it's going to last multiple manis!  And don't forget you can save 10% using my code JTOW10.  Shall we jump in to the review?  Perfect, let's go.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Born Pretty: Recall from the Mermaid Shell Series & Fairbanks Arts from the 3D Magnetic Series

Evening beauties!  I am very excited to share this post with you!  Born Pretty Store launched some new collections today and they are pretty fabulous!  The shades are all very pretty and the new bottles are cute.  I have 2 shades from different Series to show you now.  They range in price from $2.99 - $5.99 depending on the Series collection.  I have a polish from the 3D Magnetic Series (HERE) and the Mermaid Shell Series (HERE).  Don't forget you can use my code JTOW10 for 10% off!  Let's jump and check them out!

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Alter Ego: Velocirapture Collection

Good morning!  Are you guys fans of dinosaurs?  Maybe a bit obsessed with the JP movies?  I will admit that I am hugely obsessed with these movies, I will literally watch them again and again even thought I have seen them all over a hundred times.  Ever since I was in Kindergarten I have been fascinated with dinosaurs and it never died out, even in to my adult hood.  #dinonerd and proud!  Alter Ego's fan group had a naming game, fun quotes from the first movie and along came the Velocirapture Collection!  I can rattle off a ton more memorable quotes from this (or any of the movies in the series) but I am really happy one of my names made it and I'll share it with you when I get to it.  The Velocirapture Collection will debut at the Indie Expo Canada this weekend (6/9 - 6/10) and then online on the 10th.  These will be available in minis and full sizes.  Minis will be $4.75 each, $20 for the collection.  Full size will be $9.50 each, $47.50 for the collection.  Perfect timing for some great dinosaur inspired nails and art for the upcoming Jurassic World movie.  Ok, let's check out the collection!  

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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Born Pretty: Thermal Stamping Polish

Good Evening, it was a fine Sunday!  The weather reached high temps so I packed up the kids and headed off to the pool for a few hours.  It was so nice! With this warm weather and cool AC inside, it's a great time to wear a thermal polish!  Better yet, a thermal stamping polish!  You heard me right, THERMAL-STAMPING-POLISH!  There are several colors available at the Born Pretty store but I specifically liked this dusty mauve/purple shade.  You can pick up the polish with this direct link HERE for $3.99, and you'll see the other 12 color choices too!  You can save 10% off using my code JTOW10! Let's jump in and check out the polish!

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Saturday, June 2, 2018

Zoya; Bridal Bliss Collection, Wedding Season

Evening beauties!  Can you believe it's June already!?  Summer is literally here and I am so happy, especially because I just got a new bikini and it's so comfy!  I think I'll wear it at the beach tomorrow!  While Summer is all about vacation, beach, pool, BBQ vibes, I think it's also wedding season.  So I held off on sharing the Zoya Bridal Bliss Collection until now because it made more sense to me (I don't know many people that get married in the Spring - the weather is so unpredictable).  So here are the 12 soft/pastel shades that make up the Bridal Bliss Collection.  They are all quite pretty and can be used in many ways, even for art.  But they are also perfect for a neutral, less noticeable mani, because you want people looking at your ring, not your nails!  You can purchase any of these now for  $10 each.  Let's check them out. 

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

KBShimmer June Polish Pick Up Exclusive: Insert Coin

Evening friends!  I've finally come to my last post featuring a polish from the Polish Pickup. Are you excited for tomorrow? I'm going to load up my wish list tonight with all the pretties!  One you definitely want to add to yours is KBShimmer Insert Coin.  Insert Coin is inspired by the old days of video games that you had to feed quarters (or coins) to in order to play.  Now it's just a card swipe and play, meh.  If you've been into all the magnetic polishes coming out you are going to like this one...gorgeous magnetic finish with interesting colors.  You can purchase Insert Coin with the magnet for $14.50 or without for $11.50.  Available from 6/1 - 6/4.  No cap.  Let's check it out!

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