Friday, February 23, 2018

ellagee March Polish Pick Up Exclusive: Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum & "Book" Zippered Bag

Evening dears!  Yay for Friday but boo that my road trip is almost over.  It snowed in Sedona almost the whole day and we felt we'd seen all we could see so we packed it up and headed out to Vegas.  More for the fear of getting snowed in in Arizona but now we're just chasing the snow and I'll be honest, it's a little unnerving to be in an RV while it's snowing out.  We've passed 4 spin outs/crashes in the past 20 minutes.  So fingers crossed we make it out of this snow soon (this is my mom nervous voice and my California girl I don't like snow voice talking).  Anywho, trying to preoccupy myself and thought I'd share another polish that'll be available next weekend during the March Book themed Polish Pickup!  ellagee chose The Handmaid's Tale and created a gorgeous polish to reflect it.  I read this book years and years ago so I only remember the jist of it, but no little details. You'll be able to pick up Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum from 3/2 - 3/5 for $12.  There will be no cap.  ellagee will also have a bool/library patterned zippered bag available also, it is also $12 with no cap.  Let's jump in and check out the goods.  

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Alter Ego March Polish Pick Up Exclusive: Midsummer Night's Dream

Good morning again and happy Wednesday!  This week is going by too fast, I wish I could slow it down.  But then we would have to wait longer for the ever-so-popular Polish Pick Up shop opening!  I have another gorgeous polish that will be available with the March selections next weekend.  As ou probably know by now, the theme is Books. This one is from Alter Ego and it was inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream.  The polish is called by the same name and is a real stunner.  You'll be able to pick up Alter Ego Midsummer Night's Dream  from 3/2 - 3/5 for $7.50.  Let's jump in to the post.  

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Stella Chroma March Polish Pickup Exclusive: Let Me Show You

Morning morning!  I'm drinking a cup o' Bio Coffee and looking out the window of the RV at the mountains.  We're "camping" out near Palm Springs and I swear it's such a throw back kind of a place.  I feel like I'm in 1960!  Today we are going up the Aeral Tram to do some hiking and check out the views.  But before I get the crew up and ready to go I am going for a super short run around the RV site and sharing this post!  I can't believe February is going to a close, but that means it's time for the March PPU swatches to start rolling in!  The theme is Books and so far the previews I've seen are AH-MAY-ZING!  Stella Chroma, who is known for her love of all things Harry Potter and having several polishes inspired by the books and movies, chose Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.  This polish is a total stunner, I have it shown with both glossy and topcoat in my post.  You'll be able to pick up Let Me Show You from 3/2 - 3/5 for $12.  There is no cap.  Stella Chroma will also be offering a butter beer scented emulsified sugar scrub...you know how amazing these scrubs are and if you've ever been to Universal Studios you know how delicious the Butterbeer drinks are so don't skip out on this product!  2.5oz for $5.50.  OK!  Let's jump in!!

*press sample*

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Bee's Knees: Miscellaneous Polishes

Hey hey hey! It's Sunday, normally I'd be kind of bummed out because back to the Taxi Mom grind tomorrow but not this Sunday!  Kids have a week off and we rented an RV to go road tripping!  So far we've been on the road for 6 hours and have made 3 stops and are no where near the destination, HAHAHAHA!  <-- that was me with a crazy mom laugh.  So the RV has this cool laptop tray thingy at the front passenger seat so I figured, why not jump online and bust out a blog post! 

Not so long ago I was swooning hard over some Bee's Knees polishes.  This was a new-to-me brand and also a new on the scene brand thats been pretty much exploding with popularity.  Well, mama had to try and boy is mama glad she did.  Bee's Knees prototypes are $8 and the rest range from $10 to $12.  1 of the 3  polishes in this post are currently available in the store...so let's get to it!

*nothing to disclose*

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Fit Snack Box; January 2018

Morning friends!  Ok, I'm going to be honest, I am nervous for today.  I'm racing.  It's not a long race, it's only a 1 mile dash.  But I'll be racing in my underwear.  It's a charity event and it's in San Francisco so how bad can it be?  Hoping I can suck in my mom-belly for a mile and still finish with a fast pace.  This is going to be interesting.  Buuuut that's not why I'm here!  I wanted to share another Fit Snack Box post featuring some yummy, healthy snack options that are available to you!  This was the January box but the February box is out now and you can get it with a $3 discount using my link HERE!  Let's see these delicious snacks!

*press sample*

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Girly Bits Cosmetics; Limited Edition February Colour of the Month Duo - You Look Mauvelous & Dark Reflection

Evening dolls!  It's Fri-Yay!  We made it to the weekend!!  Do you have any fun plans?  I'm just running a super short race and packing up for a trip, but it should be a fun day tomorrow.  Tonight I'm back on the ol' blog and chain to show you the super fabuloso Girly Bits Colour of the Month Duo for February.  2 beautiful shades full of lots of little extras, enough to make anyones heart skip a beat.  One is perfect for Spring, the other is going to make some dead sexy date night nails!  You can pick up this Limited Edition duo until March 1st for $16.50 CAD each.  Girly Bits polishes are 5-FREE, vegan and cruelty free. Let's jump in and check them out!

*press sample*

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Fit Snack Box; December 2017

Hey guys!  Just got back from a family dinner outing so excuse the late night post.  But even more, excuse the total lateness of this one!  Sometimes I get so overwhelmed with my kids and life that the old blog takes a total back seat and while I have been tossing up posts here and there I've been pretty bad about being on top of it since last Thanksgiving.  The good thing is that you can easily order any of these items directly or you can just sign up for the Feb or March Fit Snack Box and see what kind of delicious surprises await you!  You can save $3 using my link HERE.  I had my kids help me rate these snacks; Noah is 11, Julian is 9 and Naomi is 6.  So let's jump in and see what the December Fit Snack Box had for the subscribers!

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Stella Chroma February Fantasmic Flakies Exclusive; Reflections

Evening dolls and Happy Valentines Day!  Hope you had a lovely day with your sweetie or bestie or kids or whoever you chose to spend the day with.  My hubby brought me home a gorgeous bouquet and a ridiculous pair of leggings with his face all over them.  But that's not why we're here...we're here for nail polish and beauty and that stuff!  So tonight I have this gorgeous polish thats a Fantasmic Flakies FB group exclusive.  This was created by Stella Chroma and inspired by a picture of an amazing wintry scene.  You will only be able to purchase this if you are a member of the Fantasmic Flakies group.  Reflections will be available until the end of February for $12.  Let's check it out!

*press sample*

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Stella Chroma February Polish Pickup Exclusive: Chocolate Orange Emulsified Sugar Scrub

Evening all!  Did you watch the Super Bowl?  I didn't care which way it went and found it quite a snooze fest (yes, even the half time show) but I will admit that last minute was pretty exciting.  Anywho, I do know that Brady got a slice of humble pie.  But I'd rather have a slice of a chocolate orange!  But since that wasn't one of the snacks on my table I'll settle for this emulsified sugar scrub that was inspired by the candy.  Stella Chroma does a great job with her scrub scents, they are never overpowering and are always pleasant scents.  This one was a really yummy scent actually, I wanted to lick it.  You can only purchase a 2.5oz jar of the Chocolate Orange sugar scrub through the Polish Pickup and it's available for one more day (2/5).  Let's jump in to the post!

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

ellagee February Polish Pickup Exclusive: Truly Scrumptious

Good morning friends and happy humpday!  I slept awful, I stayed up late watching scary shows. Destination America has really upped their game with the paranormal viewing options.  I don't scare easy and I don't know what it was about these shows (or the night) but I was genuinely terrified.  Remember when you were a kid and had to sleep with your entire face except your nose covered by the blanket?  Oh no? That was just me?  Or taking a running start and jumping on to your bed so nothing could grab you from underneath?  Just me again?  Ok fine, moving on... Let's talk about the last Polish Pickup polish shade I have to share with you today.  This beauty is from ellagee and was inspired by the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.  Truly Scrumptious will be available from 2/2 - 2/5 and will be $11.  So let's delve in to the post and check out the polish!

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

6 Harts February Polish Pickup Exclusive: Raspberry Ice

Good evening!  I stayed up late last night playing on the Internet, being a night owl.  I think I'm super worn down from parenting and have been mentally trying to escape the drama.  I've been fighting to keep my eyes open most of the day and my stomach is making crazy noises and you guyyyyyys I'm a mess!  I think I need to take that Nap-ersize class I've seen floating around Facebook, I bet I'd be really good at that.  The other thing I already know I'm really good at is eating sweets.  And I would eat this Raspberry Ice polish in a heartbeat if it were edible!  This is another fabulous polish that will be available during the February Sugar Rush themed Polish Pickup.  6 Harts was a super popular one last month and ended up selling out after the first day.  So if you are digging Raspberry Ice you should probably add it to your cart right away so you don't have regrets!  Raspberry Ice will be available from 2/2 - 2/5 and is $10.  It is capped at 200 bottles.   Let's get to it and see this gorgeous polish!

*press sample*

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Stella Chroma February Polish Pickup Exclusive: O, Macaron

Good afternoon/evening beauties.  I'm coming to you from gymnastics class today.  I usually have to run over to the ghetto grocery store across the street while Naomi is in dynasties because life is busy and I hardly have time to grocery shop let alone make dinner.  But today, because of the way plans played out, I was able to go to Costco and stock the house full of food!  YAY, winning at life!  Now I get to relax here for an hour, watching my strong little kick butt in her class while sharing a post with you!  As you know the Polish Pickup will be open this Friday.  The theme is Sugar Rush and it's seriously made for me!  I have the biggest sweet tooth of anyone I know and could literally eat sugary food for every single meal and snack.  Today's post is gorgeous polish from Stella Chroma!  
O, Macaron will be available from 2/2-2/5 for $12.  GUYS!  This polish (as well as all the others available through the PPU each month) is only available for 4 days!  4 DAYS.  If you like it buy it!  No FOMO, No Regrets! Let's check it out.

*press sample*

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Colors by Llarowe Mild & Wild 2018 Collection

Good morning and happy Saturday! We have survived another week, it was an especially long one for me.  I worked out 3 separate times yesterday just to have some stress relief.  I got it, and my body is sufficiently sore from doing new things (paddle board cardio/yoga anyone?!).  So needless to say, I was a bit preoccupied with my body yesterday and didn't have a chance to sit down and get a post up. I'm making up for it today with a post or two, starting off with the up and coming Colors by Llarowe Mild & Wild 2018 Collection.  2 4-piece sets of coordinating polishes with a "mild" or "wild" theme. All 8 are fantastic.  The Mild & Wild 2018 collection will be available on 2/1 for $5 or $11.  I'll comment on the ones that are $5.  You can buy the whole collection for $68. Now that you have all that info, let's check out some polish!  

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Alter Ego February Polish Pickup Exclusive: Good & Plenty

Morning!  It's Thursday, hang in there (I'm not telling you, I'm telling me).  It's been a real winner of a week...I think I got a phone call or email from at least one kids school every damn day so far.  Next week has to be better.  Plus next week means we are just that much closer to the February, Sugar Rush themed Polish Pickup!  This morning I have Alter Ego's contribution for the month and it's called Good & Plenty.  Inspired by the candy of the same name.  This lovely polish will be available from 2/2 - 2/5 for $7.  Ready to delve in?  Let go!

*press sample*

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

KBShimmer February Polish Pickup Exclusive: Rock This Way

Morning beauties!  I can't believe January is already coming to an end.  You know that means the net Polish Pickup is right around the corner!  The February theme is quite delectable, it's Sugar Rush!  The makers were inspired by all things sweet; desserts, candy, cookies, ice cream, etc.  This theme is right up this sweet tooth's alley.  PPU will be open from 2/2 - 2/5 and you'll want to get your wish list ready since last month was huge and several items sold out.  Today's post features Rock This Way created by KBShimmer.  You'll be able to purchase it for $10.  As an interesting little side fact, this is KBShimmer's first time participating in the PPU! Let's jump in and check out the goods!

*press sample*

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Girly Bits Cosmetics; Limited Edition January Colour of the Month Duo - Act Your Sage & Blue Year's Resolution

Morning beauties!  I know it's Monday but I'm in a good mood regardless.  I hope I'm this chipper for the rest of the week once all my momlife duties are taking over.  But right now, this very moment, I have the Girly Bits January Colour of the Month Duo to show you!  Act Your Sage and Blue Years Resolution will be available in the shop until 2/1 for $16.50 CAD each.  If you love either of these don't wait too long to get them since they'll only be around for a short period of time.  Alrighty, let's head in to the post and see this LE duo!

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Zoya Kisses Collection

Evening dears!  I am working on this post, mainly because I am avoiding the ever growing laundry pile that needs to be folded.  I swear the laundry is a chore that never, ever ends.  I maybe get 1 day where I don't have to think about it because I have literally washed every single article of clothing/bedding/towel in the house.  And can you believe January is almost over?!  I was just thinking about that and how it's almost Valentine's Day!  I have some perfect polishes for the Hallmark holiday to show you tonight.  The Zoya Kisses Collection consists of 3 pastel jellies and a color shifty topper!  Yup, perfect for some sweetheart nails.  The Zoya Kisses are available now and you have a few purchasing options; individual bottles are $10, the trio of jellies is $30 or the quad with the topper is $40.  Let's jump in and check them out!

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Dreamland Lacquer; Woleebaph Ronder Wily Collection

Evening friends!  Even though there was no school/work on Monday this week has seemed extra long.  And 2 more days dangit!  I'm currently just trying to keep my middle little appeased and happy because he had a wire put inside of his mouth (bottom teeth are super crooked) and his mouth is sore. Soft foods galore...took him some soup for lunch, ice cream for dinner and the like.  Hopefully he's feeling better tomorrow.  Other than that not much is going on.  Right now I have this fan-freaking-tastic collection to share with you!  Dreamland Lacquer has created the gorgeous Woleebaph Ronder Wily Collection.  It's inspired by the neural networks run by Janelle Shane  that comes up with colors and names them.  Nail polish via technology has the colors down but the names leave much to be desired (or they're great to laugh at).  Just check out THIS article!  So this was the inspiration for the Woleebaph Ronder Wily Collection, or in English, "What Your Computer Might Name Your Polish." This 6-piece collection will be available on 1/20 at 2pm CDT.  It will be a 48 hour pre-order window and then available on the site again a time after that.  Pre-order prices are $10.50 each, $11 after the 48 hour window.  The full set is $60 and free shipping on all orders over $50 with the code FREESHIP50.  $6 international shipping and free shipping over $50 with code INTL50.  I think that's  all the info I have for you so let's check out some polish!  

*press sample*

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Stella Chroma Winter's Trio

Evening dears!  Tonight I have a lovely trio for you.  It's the Winter's Trio from Stella Chroma.  This mini collection of metallic shades is inspired by the chilly scenes of winter.  Brrrrr, all those "cold" words are making me feel frozen.  I'm a California girl, but I pretty much freeze when it gets below 60.  Yup, I'm a wimp.  Anyways, you can pick up the Winter's Trio on 1/19 at noon EST.  They will be $12 each and if you purchase all 3 you'll receive a free 2.5oz emulsified sugar scrub of Pam's choice.  And just a reminder, you can use my code MNPO for 15% off your order!  Alrighty, let's head to the post.  

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Dreamland Lacquer: Girly Bits Exclusives - On Pines and Needles & Elfin Gorgeous

Morning y'all!  Have you hung in there through the first week back to reality?  It's been pretty nice having the kids back in school but yes, and once these appointments ease up I may actually get to enjoy my days again.  But I've hidden from my blog for too long and it's time to dust off the keyboard and the topcoat.  Let's delve into a post featuring some Girly Bits shop customs from Dreamland Lacquer.  I picked these up during the Black Friday sale and am SO glad I did because they are beauties!  While both are "Christmas" themed I think they're perfectly fine for anytime of the year.  Elfin' Gorgeous and On Pines and Needles are both available now $12.36 USD each.  Let's check them out.

*nothing to disclose*

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Friday, January 5, 2018

ellagee January Polish Pickup Exclusive: Mojave Twilight

Good morning sweets!  You know what today is?  It's Polish Pickup day!  And at 8am PST (11am EST) you can have at it!  But before then I wanted to share one more polish, informed decisions people!  ellagee came up with Mojave Twilight and it's a gorgeous polish!  Makes my dark polish loving little heart go squee!  As I've mentioned in all my previous posts for the January PPU, you can shop the sale and buy ellagee Mojave Twilight from 1/5-1/8 for $11.  Let's jump on in and check out the pictures!!
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Thursday, January 4, 2018

6 Harts January Polish Pickup Exclusive: Mojave Jewel

Evening loves!  I told you the rest of this day would be a bit busy and I wasn't kidding!  Almost back to back posts but I don't want you to miss out on anything that could help you make a decision on your purchases.  But first can I just say that I am really happy to see 6 Harts getting involved in the Polish Pickup!  Courtney has  great eye for finish and color combos and Mojave Jewel is a perfect example of it.  Plus, who doesn't love a fantastic turquoise?!  I have a soft spot in my heart for this gemstone because it really reminds me of my grandma. She had so many awesome turquoise pieces, I oogled them as a kid.  I have a few pieces from her collection and it brings me happy memories of her every time I wear them.  Mojave Jewel will be available from 1/5 - 1/8 and will be $10.  

*press sample*

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Alter Ego January Polish Pick Up Exclusive: Rose Quartz

Afternoon dears! Ok I'm back home now and gonna share a couple back to back posts because it's getting down to the wire for the Polish Pickup to open up.  I believe it opens at 11am tomorrow (not sure if that's EST or PST).  The theme is Crystals and Gemstones so you know that brought us lots of gorgeous, whimsical shades and ethereal whites and color shifting flakes and beautiful shimmers.  Alter Ego chose to represent the Rose Quartz, which was always one of my favorite stones when I was a kid.  Yes, like basically the rest of the population in the 80's and 90's I collected "rocks".  But that's got nothing to do with this post so let's jump on in and see what Cynthia came up with for us to enjoy!  Don't forget, Polish Pickup is open from 1/5-1/8 and Rose Quartz will be $7.  

*press sample*

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Stella Chroma January Polish Pick Up Exclusive: Forgot the Crystals & Amber Glow Emulsified Sugar Scrub

Evening dears!  I'm back with another post for the Polish Pickup!   Did you know it is the first weekend of every month?  Did you know it's going to be 1/5-1/8 THIS month?   Did you know the theme is Crystals and Gemstones?  Well now you know all that good stuff and we can jump in to the post featuring Forgot The Crystals by Stella Chroma.  Ok, this one is awesome because it's gorgeous (of course) but also because it's inspired by Napoleon Dynamite!  Seriously such a funny movie!   Pam also created another amazing emulsified sugar scrub for us to enjoy, this one is called Amber Glow.  You'll be able to pick these up for $12 and $5.50.  Let's go ahead and check them out.  

*press sample*

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Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer January Polish Pick Up Exclusive: Corundum Conundrum

Morning lovelies!  Ok here's the deal.  It's January 3rd and I need to rally myself to get back into blogging.  I am currently on a short vacation but my fam bam is literally still waking up so I am going to squeeze in a quickie post.  It's almost the first weekend of the month and you know what that means, Polish Pickup time!!  I've got about half a dozen to show you this month so let's start the party off with this gorgeous polish from Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer.  Corundum Conundrum is a real beauty, inspire by the stone that rubies and sapphire are produced from.  You can pick up Corundum Conundrum from 1/5-1/8 for $12 USD.  Let's jump in so you can see more pictures and decided if it makes your list (trust me, it will!).

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