Thursday, November 29, 2018

Londontown Lakur; Gel Genius Base Coat

Evening all!  It's a quiet night in the house tonight.  We are doing homework, playing on the iPad, watching Elf, eating cookies.  So while all is calm it's a great time to share a post with you.  Tonight's is about a new product from Londontown called Gel Genius Base Coat.  You are likely familiar with Gel Genius Top Coat, a most fabulous and award winning topcoat that has a thicker formula and really gives you an uber glossy finish while making your nails feel extra strong.  Well the Base Coat is just as amazing, especially when it comes to leaving my nails feeling strong.  When used together I think I'll have some "tough as nails" nails!  You can purchase the Gel Genius Base Coat now for $20 OR you can pick up the Gel Like Set of Base Coat and Top Coat for $29 (great deal!).  Let's check it out.  

Londontown: ShopFacebookInstagram

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Moran Taylor + Preen.Me; Marilyn Monroe, Forever Fabulous Collection

Morning!  Happy hump day!  This week is going by fairly quickly, it's nice to have the normalcy of a daily routine.  Though it's still a bit difficult for me to get out and run errands and such, trying to figure out what times work best for the baby so he's not crabby.  At the moment I get the most done in the early morning and later evening.  So while I have some spare time and are hands here's the new Morgan Taylor Marilyn Monroe holiday collection.  12 glamorous shades inspired by the beautiful starlet herself, Marilyn!  This elegant collection is available now for all your holiday nail needs and you can check out for nail art ideas!  It's also a great place to pick up makeup and outfit ideas for upcoming holiday parties.  So let's jump in to the post and check out the polish collection!

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Preen.Me: WebsiteFacebookInstagramTwitter
Morgan Taylor: Website/ShopFacebookInstagramTwitter

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

LeChat Dare to Wear: Metallux Collection, Fall 2018

Hey guys! Happy Tuesday.  So, this is the second post I meant to share over the weekend but the night got away from me.  So here I am today, getting it done, BOOM!  Alright, do you remember the LeChat Metallux Collection?  The amazing multi chromes?  Yup, these ones HERE!  Well, LeChat did it again!!  A part 2 to the Metallux fam!  6 more stunning shades available for you to purchase now!  The Metallux Fall 2018 shades are $11.95 each.  Shall we check out the colors...yes, yes we shall!  Be warned - this post is weighty with photos! 

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Zoya; Element Collection, Fall 2018 - Part 2

Evening!  Kids go back to school tomorrow and life goes back to semi-normal quiet time.  Hoping with the better weather and air quality I can actually get back to walking too! So this week/weekend was nice.  Since the baby is still little we laid low and took it easy, which we rarely do so it was cool to just stay home.  So tonight I need to squeeze in 2 posts for you and I'm going to start with the remaining half of the Zoya Element Collection.  These are the Fall 2018 collection and since Fall is winding down I figured I'd better share them ASAP!  You can see the first half of my post HERE.  The Elements collection is available for $10 each.  Let's check them out!

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Alter Ego: November Polish of the Month, Open Arms

Another fabulous morning's Friday!! While I am recovering from yesterday's consumption of mass amounts of food and vegging put on the couch, I figured I'd jump on and share another polish post, YAY!  Today's post features a Fan Group Custom! Cynthia from Alter Ego has been making some beautiful monthly polishes for her Facebook Fan Group and the November offering is lovely.  She created Open Arms, inspired by the heartfelt thought that everyone goes in to the holidays being kind and welcoming.  I love that thought and it would be so nice if everyone in the world practiced this.  You can purchase Open Arms this month (or until supply runs out) and it will be $9.50.  Plus you can use my discount code My Nail Polish Obsession for 25% off.  I love a good deal!  I am not sure what Black Friday deals Cynthia has going on, but I do know you'll be able to stack codes!  

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Alter Ego: ShopFacebookFan GroupInstagram 

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Stella Chroma: Limited Edition 2018 Holiday Set; Rose till Champagne & Merlot Ho Ho!

Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving!  Starting my morning off with a family outing to the Turkey Trot.  We've done this a few times together and it's a really fun to get the day going.  We'll all be walking it together but it will be a much needed 3 mile walk after being cooped up for the last 2 weeks with the poor air quality.  So today I am thankful for better air quality, a roof over my head, food on my table, supportive friends and family, our health AND my new little boy!  What are you thankful for? 

I'm squeezing in a quick post to help you be better prepared for Black Friday sales.  Stella Chroma will have 3 brand new collections for sale on Friday and new Hand & Body care products (check out my post HERE).  My post is only of the 2018 Limited Edition Holiday set.  It will be available through the end of the 2018.  Rose til Champagne and Merlot Ho Ho! will both be available 11/23 at noon EST and all retail for $13 each or $24 for the set.  Don't forget to use my code MNPO for  15% discount! 

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Girly Bits Cosmetics; Limited Edition November Colour of the Month Duo - Turning A New Leaf & Winter Whiplash

Good morning again!  Can you believe Thanksgiving is TOMORROW!  I am thankful that I don't have to cook anything because my mom likes to do it and when we are with my in-laws we just go out to dinner.  Yes, I am lazy.  Don't get me wrong, I have cooked a turkey before, a ham, a pie, mashed potatoes, all the Thanksgiving things, I just don't want to.  Where do you go to celebrate?  Friends house, family meet up, a swanky restaurant?  

Well, this isn't a post about food.  It's a post about nail polish.  Girly Bits new LE COtM Duo to be exact.  And there are about 10 days left to get these beauties so I suggest you hop to it A-SAP.  November brings us gorgeous, rich colors with just enough pizazz for party worthy nails.  Turning a New Leaf and Winter Whiplash are $16.50 CAD each and are available until 12/1.  So let's check them out!

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Lollipop Posse; Seasonal Garbage Holiday 2018 Collection & Black Friday Single Pours

Oh Mah Gawd what's this??!! A nail polish post!  I managed to do some swatching in my 5 spare minutes of the day and not only have this post, but 2 others that I'll share this week!  I have to admit, I missed swatching for the last 3ish weeks.  So let's get right to's post features a whole bunch of gorgeous Lollipops for you to take a gander at before the Black Friday sale starts!  Let me fill you in on Black Friday.  There's a new collection quad.  There's a BF quad of single pours.  There's the Fantastic Flakes group custom (which I don't have in this post).  There's free shipping on orders over $30 with code FREEFBSHIP.  There's a free full size All Those Martini Olives with every $45 purchase, no code needed.  Most polishes will be 50% off - exclusions include the new polishes in this post.  The Seasonal Garbage collection will be $12 each.  I will share the Black Friday Single Pour prices after each individual shade.  Let's jump in to the post and check out the brand new Seasonal Garbage collection then we'll roll in to the Black Friday shades!

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Lollipop Posse: Lollipop Posse Lacquer: ShopFacebook, Lollipop's Posse FB Fan GroupInstagram

Monday, November 19, 2018

Makeup Review: Sara Happ Sugar & Shine Kit

Alright, I've been sitting at home, not capable of doing much with only one free arm/hand.  But you know what I can do?  Shop online.  And I'm mastering it like a total champ.  Black Friday sales will be my B-word.  I did some finger stretches while perusing the holiday gift beauty sets at Nordstrom and really, really wanted this set from Sara Happ.  Sara Happ was the very fist lip scrub that I tried and to this day is still my absolute favorite.  It's the perfect amount of grittiness to oil ratio to leave my lips feeling soft and smooth.  So yeah, I have my fair share of pots of lip scrub, but this set had scrub in tubes!  HELLO you will be so easy to use and make my life better so I had to get it.  This set is actually 2 scrubs and 1 lip gloss.  to be more specific; 1 The Lip Scrub in Hot Cocoa, 1 The Lip Scrub in Pink Marshmallow and 1 The Lip Slip in Whipped Vanilla Gloss.  You can purchase the Sugar & Shine set from Sara Happ directly or from Nordstrom like I did for $38.  Trust me, your lips will be so happy you did.  

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Body Care Review: Stella Chroma, Coffee Body Polish, Emulsified Sugar Scrub, Luxe Hand Cream, Intense Butter Balm, Perfume Oil & Nourishing Cuticle Oil

Morning beauties!  Next week is game time.  Are you ready for Black Friday shopping?  Do you have a list ready of things you want to snag?  Will you be shopping in the stores or only hitting up online sales?  Well I'm a it behind on nail polish posts but I can share some amazing body care products from Stella Chroma with you! And she has lots of new Fall scents.  And she will be having a Back Friday sale.  Here's what I know, there will be new releases for BF, there will be mystery polishes for $7.50 and you can save 15% using my code MNPO.  So with all that said and fingers crossed I can do a little swatching to share polishes with you (swatching is super time consuming and currently my arms are full of carrying around a 2-week old), let's jump in to the post!

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Body Care Review: Alter Ego, Pet & People Potion

Afternoon!  It's officially the weekend and I'm rolling in to a full week of the kids being home on vacation.  Since it's almost Thanksgiving I've been thinking about the things I'm thankful for, the things we do have, a roof over our head, our health, being together.  The fam makes me totally crazy but I just wouldn't have it any other way!  Today I have the very last of my saved up posts to share with you and then I'll be trying to squeeze in swatch time between holding/feeding a 2 week old and daily errands (ie cleaning my house, I'm such a crappy maid I should fire myself). So the product today is Alter Ego Pet and People Potion, it's a thick balm that you can use on any needy parts.  And as the name states, it's great for people and animals!  You can pick up Pet & People Potion for $4.50.  Le't jump in.

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Alter Ego: ShopFacebookInstagram 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Makeup Review: RMS Beauty, Living Luminizer

Good morning lovelies!  As you can tell, I've been a bit crazy over makeup lately.  One product in particular that I can't seem to get enough of is highlighter!  I have a good assortment of them and rotate through, always having a different highlighted look.  One day while out shopping with a friend I spotted this nice looking brand, RMS Beauty.  The clean packaging was what initially drew me in, bit the ease of use is what sealed the deal. Guys, I have never been a girly-girl.  I am not a pro at putting on makeup and couldn't do a good blend job to save my life.  I wear the bare minimum and one of the major factors that makes me pull the trigger on a purchase is if the product is easy to use.  Cream highlighter that I can apply with my fingertips definitely fits the bill!  You can purchase RMS Beauty from several places so I will just link their main website below.  I'd highly suggest perusing their website because all their products look really great.  You can pick up Living Luminizer for $38. Let's check it out!

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RMS Beauty: Shop, Facebook, Instagram

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Makeup Review: Glossier Makeup

Hulllo (say it like Mrs. Doubtfire)! Back again with more makeup to share!  I've posted about skincare/makeup brand Glossier before and I was quite smitten with it.  I actually buy the skin care line consistently now and my skin has never been nicer!  Well, I recently bought more items and once again, my expectations were exceeded and I was super happy with the products.  I tried some of the new LidStar shadows and a Generation G lipstick (let me tel you that they recently re-vamped the G lipstick tho I'm not 100% positive what they changed).  These are all available on the site now so head over for some retail therapy or pick up some stocking stuffers for your loved ones!  Let's jump in to the post.  

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Makeup Review: French Girl Le Lip Tint & Lip Polish

Evening friends!  I've back with ANOTHER makeup review!  What is this?  My makeup Obsession??!!  Strangely enough, I hardly buy makeup, and when I do I end up barely using it.  I'm just weird like that.  But I have had a hankering to purchase new makeup a lot lately, probably because I follow so many beauty blogs the are showcasing all the fantabulous holiday sets right now. I was shopping in a local Madewell store and saw they had a small beauty/skin care line sitting on a shelf and I was quite intrigued.  I am a bit of a lip scrub addict and have lip balms spilling out of all my pockets and purses at any given time.  So I had to snag both the Rose Lip Polish and the Le Lip Tint.  Both products are from a line called French Girl and I'll admit it was another factor that led to me having to buy and try these.  You can purchase the Rose Lip Polish and Le Lip Tint from Madewell for $15/$16 or from the French Girl Organics site for $18 each.  French Girl Organics is a bit pricier (which I find odd) but you get more lip tint color selections there.  Alrighty, let's check them out!

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French Girl Organics: ShopMadewellFacebookInstagram

Monday, November 12, 2018

Fit Snack; August/September 2018

Morning and happy Monday.  I'll be honest, I am running short on posts and going through older ones that have been in my que. I need to figure out how to get a few minutes here and there to swatch, test and photograph new products.  But for now I'm just going to share what I've got!  One of those things is the August/September Fit Snack Box.  This was the "back to school" box and since I was in fact getting 3 kids ready to go back to school while being uncomfortably pregnant it fell through the cracks.  But I opened it up and was pretty excited to try the new products!  As always, you can save 30% off your first box using my link HERE. While this isn't what items are available in the November box, it gives you an idea of what kinds of snacks you could get.  So let's check them out.

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Makeup Review: NYX LE Sugar Trip Collection - Paradise Fluff Ombre Highlighter - Sweet Custard & Lip Oil - Carnival Ride

Good morning, happy Saturday!  I'm at home, resting, relaxing, sleeping, cleaning, eating, watching tv.  I'm usually on the go but for now, I'm just laying low and enjoying the down time.  Earlier last week I swung y the Nordstrom Rack and picked up some new makeup.  I saw a cute display for the NYX Paradise Fluff collection, I believe it's the holiday collection?  Don't quote me on that - it's not a brand I follow so I have to do some sleuthing and see what other bloggers have said about the collection.  Anyways, the Sugar Trip collection has a few smaller collections within in featuring tins with lip products, shadows, lippie sets, highlighters, all packaged so cute and perfect for gifting.  I have been mildly obsessing over highlighter and typically get very light pink ones but saw this one and decided to give it a try.  I also couldn't resist the lip oil because I have a problem with owning way too many lipsticks and lipgloss and lip balm and all the lip products.  Anyways, as I said, there are a bunch of other products in this collection, they range from $6 - $55.  While I found these at the Nordstrom Rack, they are also at NYX, Ulta, Target, Kohls.  Let's check them out!

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Makeup Review: NudeStix; Creator's Palette

Evening!  So I haven't "really" posted in a week, I've just been sharing posts that I previously wrote and scheduled while I was in the hospital having a baby!  I officially had my sweet little Liam, my number 4, on 11/3.  So hang with me as I'll likely be MIA for a bit, randomly posting things as I can while the baby sleeps or I have extra arms to help hold him.  I have plenty of things to work through in my possession but probably won't be accepting new items for review until after the New Year.  So tonight I have a fun makeup brand to share.  I heard about Nudestix from bloggers who went to CPNA over the summer.  I clicked the brand link and was then completely big brothered on social media and my news feed was flooded with the brand.  I gave in, they won.  But I'm glad I did because I wear these every day!  The concept, in the simplest terms, is makeup in stick form.  Lipstick, blush, concealer, highlighter.  This is the Creator's Palette.  I'm guessing that the people behind these 6 shades work for Nudestix?  But it was the colors that drew me in.  Super pretty shades that look great for every occasion.  Freckle was the one that sealed the deal...I needed Freckle.  It's the one I wear the most.  You can purchase the Creator's Palette HERE for $59...if not for you, maybe a fantastic Christmas present!

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Nudestix: Shop, Facebook, Instagram

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Envy Lacquer; Very Important Mermaid

Hullo again!  Keeping up with my plan to get all my drafts out of my que, I have another oldie post to share with you today!  Another beautiful polish from The Indie Shop held in San Francisco back in July 2017.  Swatching these polishes and looking a them again makes me so bummed that NorCal gets the shaft with all the nail polish conventions.  San Francisco is a huge city, as are most cities in the Bay Area.  There are plenty of other things to do here once the convention is over.  But I guess we get no love so don't mind me, I'll just go kick rocks.  Anywho, Envy is the brand that organizes TIS and usually has a few show exclusives for sale, Very Important Mermaid was one of those for the San Fran event.  Of course, this is no longer available but I wold highly suggest you keep watch on the upcoming TIS events and especially the event exclusive products - they are always lovely!

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Envy Lacquer: Website/Shop, FacebookInstagram
The Indie Shop: Facebook

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Ever After Polish February Polish Pickup Exclusive; Melt in Your Mouth

Well hello there!  What's this?  An oldie Polish Pickup shade!  So if memory serves, February was the "Sugar Rush" themed month and Ever After was inspired by these lovely pastel mint colored candy bars.  She came up with Melt In Your Mouth.  Again, my apologies for sharing a polish that is no longer available, but you might get lucky and find this one on the PPU BST page or in a de-stash.  Keep your eyes peeled.  So let's jump in and check out this minty beauty!

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Polish Pickup: shop, facebook, instagram
Ever After: shop, facebook, instagram

Friday, November 2, 2018

Makeup Review: Hard Candy Look Pro Eyeshadow Palettes; Neutral Eyes, Feelin' Mauvey & Don't Dull My Shine

Afternoon dears!  Got a nice makeup post to share with you today! Unless you live under a rock I'm sure you have heard of Hard Candy - whether it be because of their cute little polishes with the plastic rings on top or because of their totally affordable makeup line.  I have some of that great makeup in my possession now and talk about great shades for a great price.  You can purchase these fabulous Hard Candy Look Pro palettes at Walmart for $10 each.  Head over and see what you can find!  Let's jump in to the post.

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Painted Polish; Diving for Doubloons

Hey hey all!  Remember when I said that yesterday I was going to start getting all my drafts out of my Queen?  Well I'm back with a second post to share with you!  This is a real oldie and is definite not available anymore, unless you find it in a destash.  So way back when in July 2017 I went to The Indie Shop in San Francisco.  I've talked about it before and mentioned that it was a mermaid themed event (so fun).  This is one of the polishes I picked up from the event - Painted Polish Diving for Doubloons.  I love me a good glitter cruelly and this one was really fantastic!  Let's jump in and check it out.

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Painted Polish: Shop, Facebook, Instagram
The Indie Shop: FacebookInstagram

Thursday, November 1, 2018

KBShimmer; Hard To Empress

Just going through drafts of old posts that I didn't have time to put up and I saw this one.  I felt like I really just wanted to share it so I'm back with another post for ya!  This is KBShimmer Hard To Empress.  This came out back in June when Polish Con was in New York.  It was a show exclusive that ended up on the KBShimmer website for a brief time, but because of the  ingredients used (UP pigment) it was very LE.  I have no idear if it will come back but for the sake of clearing out my drafts I am sharing it with you today.  Sorry for being a tease.  

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Alter Ego November Polish Pickup Exclusive: Go To Hel, Hope For Heaven

Good morning!  Did y'all survive Halloween?  I had some seriously tired kids this morning who were super slow to get themselves together.  But we all made it off to school on time and all is well.  I'm resting on the couch - got in a nice 2 mile walk last night hitting up houses from the potluck on the way home.  But seems every little walk is just exhausting to me these days.  So while I detox from the candy intake, I am going to share the last of the November PPU shades I have for you.  This one is from Alter Ego and it's called Go To Hel, Hope For Heaven.  It was inspired by Hel, the Norse Goddess of the Dead.  You'll be able to pick up Go To Hel, Hope for Heaven from 11/2 - 11/5 for $8.50, no cap.  Let's jump in so I can tell you more about this polish!  

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Polish Pickup: ShopFacebook
Alter Ego: ShopFacebookInstagram