Friday, December 13, 2013

Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Dry Shampoo

I received this in my latest Influenster Vox Box, The #VioletVoxBox along with:

-Goody Athletique Ouchless Headwrap
-Montagne Jeunesse Red Earth Clay Spa Mask
-Sally Hansen Triple Shine Polish, in Make Waves
-SoyJoy Dark Chocolate & Cherries Bar  

You can see my review on the other products, here, and here for Montagne Jeunesse

Now on to the product, Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Dry Shampoo

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Montagne Jeunesse Red Earth Clay Spa Mask

I received this in my latest Influenster Vox Box, The #VioletVoxBox along with:

-Goody Athletique Ouchless Headwrap
-Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Dry Shampoo
-Sally Hansen Triple Shine Polish, in Make Waves
-SoyJoy Dark Chocolate & Cherries Bar  

You can see my review on the other products, here,and here for NYM

Now on to the product, Montagne Jeunesse Red Earth Clay Sp

The Influenster Violet Vox Box Review

Hi y'all! Today I have a review on some products from my most recent complimentary Vox Box from Influenster, the Violet Vox Box!  This box is definitely one of my favorites I've ever had :)

Let's start with a list of the products I received:
-Goody Athletique Ouchless Headwrap
-Montagne Jeunesse Red Earth Clay Spa Mask
-Sally Hansen Triple Shine Polish, in Make Waves
-Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Dry Shampoo
-SoyJoy Dark Chocolate & Cherries Bar

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Pure Ice Private Show

Today I have a super cheap Butter London dupe :) This is Pure Ice Private Show, with China Glaze Infra-Red on the accent nail.  Private show is an exact dupe for Butter London The Black Knight.  You can check out the comparison at OhThreeOhFour.  The best part? The Black Knight is $15.00, and Private Show is only $1.98!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Turkey Day Stripes

Happy Thanksgiving Y'all!  I am looking forward to a very full day (3-4 meals!) of food & family.  Then my mother and I are heading out shopping, even though we only need a few things.  It's just nice to have some mother daughter time with no time constricts.  The men are at home asleep so no one is waiting for us to get home and we just shop and talk :)

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Candy Canes & Peppermint Pinwheels

Hi y'all, I have an early Christmas mani today!  I don't normally start these until december 1st but we are taking our family Christmas pictures this weekend so I needed something to match :)

Picture Spam After the Jump!

Friday, November 15, 2013

China Glaze Put A Bow On It Holiglaze Collection

Hi y'all :)  Today I have a polish from the China Glaze 2013 Holiglaze Collection.  As I mentioned in my last post, I picked up 3 polishes from this collection (This is Tree-Mendous, Put A Bow On It and So Blue Without You) and all of them have been fantastic!

Friday, November 8, 2013

China Glaze This is Tree-Mendous Holiglaze Collection

Hi y'all :)  Today I have a polish from the China Glaze 2013 Holiglaze Collection.  I picked up 3 polishes from this collection and all of them have been fantastic!  I grabbed This is Tree-Mendous (green & gold micro glitter), Put A Bow On It (fuchsia micro glitter), and So Blue Without You (bright blue shimmer foil).

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Indie Polish Black Duo Holo

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Today I have a polish called Black Duo Holo from Indie Polish.  This is my first polish from this brand and I was definitely impressed!  This polish was actually purchased for me by my 21 month old son, who apparently ordered it when I left the page up and walked away from the computer.  I found out when I opened the mailbox and had a package!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Pink Purple Galaxy

Hey y'all, today I have my first "galaxy" style mani.  This isn't the typical color scheme for a galaxy (blue, black, pink, green etc.) but rather one based on Zoya Payton (my base color).   The idea was more of a twilight colored galaxy scheme but it didn't quite turn out like I wanted.

I started with Zoya Payton as my base, then sponged China Glaze Gossip Over Gimlets.  Then LA Colors Light Pink Metalic, and Zoya Reva.  I then sponged a little of the base color to blend it all a bit.  I dabbed Wet N Wild Coloricon Speak When Spoken To on the very center and topped it all with crack (China Glaze Fairy Dust) and Sally Hansen InstaDri.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Feather Nails- Halloween Costume Mani

Hi Y'all!  Today I have feather manis to show you, and this is the first time I've ever done these (literally, I practiced once on one nail first and that's it lol).  I got the idea from this post at Syl and Sam.  This post will include mine and my friends manis, mine turquoise and her's red.  We are both dressing as Native American Indians for Halloween and these are to go with our costumes.

Outdoor, Sunlight 

More pictures after the jump!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Halloween Skittle Mani

 Happy (almost) Halloween Y'all! Today I have my Halloween themed mani.  I consider this a skittle mani because each nail is different.  There's patchwork/stitches, spiderwebs, ruffles, and skeletons OHMY!

  Outdoor Flash

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wonder Beauty Products SuperChic Lacquer Moonshine Merlot

Today I have Wonder Beauty Products SuperChic Lacquer "Moonshine Merlot".  This is described on the Wonder Beauty page as "Super glistening burgundy wine crelly-chrome base embellished with bronze dust, burnt orange and iridescent glitter effects".  I would add that it also has gold glitters, in addition to the bronze. 

I layered one coat of Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Save the Date and 2 coats SuperChic Lacquer Moonshine Merlot.  The formula and glitter payoff was great, opaque in 2-3 coats but I chose to layer it for a quicker mani and to waste less of the good stuff.  This is a perfect fall color, the glitters reminds me of falling leaves or bonfire embers.

 Indoor, Evening, Flash

  Outdoor, Evening, Natural Light

Monday, October 14, 2013

Influenster MamaVoxBox- Dr. Scholl's For Her Comfort Insoles

Hi Y'all!
Today I wanted to take a few minutes to tell you about another product I received complimentary from Influenster in my #MamaVoxBox, Dr. Scholl's For Her Comfort Inserts.

As soon as I pulled these out, my first thought was "YES, I've been needing these for my boots!".  My second thought was "NO, these are going to be way too small!", which was proved wrong.

Friday, October 11, 2013

China Glaze Autumn Nights

Happy Fall Y'all!
Today I have 2 polishes from the China Glaze Autumn Nights Fall 2013 Collection.

The formula and coverage was wonderful with both polishes and the colors are fantastic.  CG Gossip Over Gimlets is a very opaque silver foil with tiny gold flakes that you can barely see, but they add a nice warm tone to the silver.  CG Rendezvous With You is a very unique dark warm purple foil, I don't think I've seen this color before. 

This is 2 coats of CG Rendezvous With You and tips are one coat CG Gossip Over Gimlets.  Both of these are foil finish shimmers and they are gorgeous!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Breast Cancer Awareness Nails

Hi Y'all! Today I have my pink Friday nails because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

This is one coat LA Colors Light Metallic Pink, 1-2 coats of China Glaze Material Girl. and the accent nail is China Glaze Holo Infra-Red, the ribbon is a mix of LA Colors Baby Pink and a little silver to get the color right, and then CG Material Girl for the outline. All are topped in 2 coats Gelous and one coat Sally Hansen Insta-Dri. 


Birthday Ombre

Hi Y'all! This is the mani I did for my 25th birthday at the beginning of September :)

For this ombre I used Maybelline Silver Aluminum, Pure Ice Flirt Alert, Orly Rock It and then topped it with China Glaze Fairy Dust.

For the accent nail, it's a base of Orly Rock It, and the design is done in Pure Ice Silver Mercedes and Pure Ice Flirt Alert, topped with CG Fairy Dust (crack).

Friday, September 27, 2013

Influenster MamaVoxBox Review- Annie's Mac & Cheese Microwavable Cups

Hi y'all! I haven't been posting a lot lately due to personal issues but this week I received my MamaVoxBox from Influenster and wanted to share :)
The product I'm reviewing today is Annie's Mac & Cheese Microwavable Cups! I had the White Cheddar one and it was awesome.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Duri Night Before Christmas

Today's mani was actually done before a funeral, because I needed something more appropriate than neon ombre

This is 2 coats Duri Night Before Christmas and an accent of Zoya Storm.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Sweetheart Ombre

Another ombre post! Yes, I'm officially obsessed since I figured it out :)  I think this color combination would be great for Valentine's Day.

This is China Glaze White on White, CG Flip Flop Fantasy & CG Pool Party, topped with the usual CG Fairy Dust.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

OPI Extravagance & My Private Jet

Super holo glittery goodness for y'all today. This is OPI My Private Jet with an accent of OPI Extravagance, all topped with China Glaze Fairy Dust for extra sparkles!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Mossy Oak Camo French Tips

Hi y'all, today I have a mani I did for my awesome early birthday present my brother got me this weekend, tickets to the Miranda Lambert concert :)

This is one coat each of China Glaze Liquid Leather (black), and the accent is Ulta Sun of a Gun.  Then I (painstakingly) applied the water decals I ordered on ebay after trimming them to fit and look good, and topped with clear coat.

The only issue I have had (other than being a pain in the butt to apply) is the tips wouldn't really wrap with the decals so I'm fighting to keep my free edge clear coated because I feel like the decals will peel off.  I'll update on wear when I remove it :)

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Summer Hauls

I've been on a undeclared no-buy lately while we are trying to save money so I haven't had much to show for haul pictures.  I've recently gotten some new polishes through blog sales and Amazon so I'm going to show you all the new polishes since June!

First is OPI DS Extravagance, China Glaze Skyscraper & China Glaze CG in the City.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Peacock Ombre

Another ombre this week (I really love that I've gotten the hang of this technique).  This time I used a base of China Glaze White on White, then sponged on CG Def Defying (green), CG Flying Dragon (purple), and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Blue Me Away (blue).  This is topped with a coat of CG Fairy Dust and SH Instadri Topcoat. 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Influenster Review- Dasani Drops

This product was provided to me by Influenster, through their VoxBox program.

Hi y'all, today I want to share something I received in my last VoxBox; Dasani Drops!  These things are amazing, the flavor is great and the bottles are convenient, plus my 18 month old LOVES them!  We call them squirts and I let him pick his flavor, then we "squirt" in his sippy cup 3 times.  It's great for keeping him hydrated out in the sun because he will usually chug the cup of water without setting it down!

This product gets a 10/10 for me, my family loves them and so do I!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

China Glaze Chasing The Sun Ombre Kit

     Hey y'all, hope everyone had a great week!  Today I am showing y'all a *perfect* summer mani :)  This is an ombre I did with the China Glaze Chasing The Sun Ombre Kit, from Sally's.  I LOVE this kits because even if you don't like ombre, (which I had never been able to get right before these kits) you are still getting discounted polish! It's a win-win for me because now I love doing ombres too.  Also, since these are neon colors they dry matte & super fast, like by the time i did all 5 fingers the first finger was dry.  This kit also came with CG White on White but I just used it as my base since it tends to help neons pop a bit more and I wanted just neons in my ombre.

Picture of the Kit

Friday, July 19, 2013

Mint Mani For Talia Joy

Talia Joy  was a thirteen year old girl who was battling two types of cancer, neuroblastoma and preleukemia. She was a very talented make up and nail artist as well.  She has appeared on the Ellen show and was also made an honorary CoverGirl.  She was an amazing inspiration to many people and tragically, she passed away Tuesday.

Her last picture on instagram was a mint green mani so Nail Polish Wars had the great idea for everyone to post their mint manis in memory of Talia.  This is a great idea, wonderful cause and everyone is invited to participate!

If you aren't a blogger, you can still post your manis on instagram, facebook, twitter etc. with the hashtag #mintmanisfortaliajoy and #taliaslegacy

I used 2 coats of China Glaze For Audrey, topped with 2 coats CG Fairy Dust.  My accent nail is one coat Pure Ice Silver Mercedes with 2 coats Love My Nails Milky Way.

Indoor with flash picture shows color best, but still not as green as in person.  Not sure why all my pictures leaned more blue.

 Outdoor, Shade

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Finger Paints Colorful Collage

This is one coat Pure Ice Silver Mercedes, with 2 coats Finger Paints Colorful Collage.  The accent nail is China Glaze Spontaneous, then CG Grape Pop, then CG Fairy dust.  The pictures on this aren't great because I didn't have time to take them until we were at a friend's house so the lighting was bad, sorry!

Also, apparently I'm pretty obsessed with Finger Paints Colorful Collage, this is the 3rd time I've worn it since I bought it less than 2 months ago.


No Flash, Crappy indoor lighting

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OPI DS Extravagance

I have a new favorite in my collection today. I got this Monday and painted my nails as soon as I opened the box and I'm SO glad I did!  It's such an amazing color, its a dark magenta holo polish and I'm obsessed with it :)

Direct Sun

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

July 4th Mani


Simple mani (I know I know, that's all I've done lately) Accent is 1 coat China Glaze Ruby Pumps over 1 coat CG Red Satin, other nails are 2 coats Spellbound Nails Peppermint Pinwheels, over 1 coat Zoya Song.  Sally Hansen Instadri Topcoat.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Zoya Natty Swatch

I love this color, ive been looking a good navy-ish color and this one is amazing! Great formula, this is one coat and no topcoat. Only thing is i picture it being a lighter blue because the color name makes me think of Natural Light beer :)

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Glitzology Country Girl- LONG REVIEW

This was a special mani for me, because it was for my son's 1st birthday party :)

We had a farm themed party and I knew I wouldn't have time for animal nail art, so when I found this john deere themed polish on Glitzology's site I knew I had to have it!  They were having a 50% off sale so I got this polish and a Cupcake scented cuticle oil (it smells like heaven).

I used the 3 Minute Artificials as my base, then 2 coats Barielle Lily of the Valley, 2 coats Ulta Sun-Sational for accent nails, then ONE coat Country Girl, followed by 2 coats of Gelous topcoat.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Zoya Paloma & Finger Paints Colorful Collage- Jelly Sammich!

Today is my very first jelly sammich and I thoroughly love it! This is one coat Paloma, one coat Colorful Collage, and another coat Paloma, topped off with Sally Hansen Instadri.

No cleanup, & dry cuticles from being in the pool all day!

Shade Indoor

 Shade Outdoor

Obligatory Wonky Hand Shot

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Monday, June 10, 2013

China Glaze Stone Cold, Fairy Dust & Flying Dragon

Hi y'all, today I have an all CG mani! This is two coats of CG Flying Dragon (neon purple shimmer), one light coat of CG Fairy Dust (holo glitter), laid down striping tape and did one coat CG Stone Cold and then clear coated.

VERY rushed mani, little to no cleanup at time of pictures


Wonky Hand

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Glitzology Hell on High Heels

Hi y'all, today I have something very different for me, NEUTRALS!  I am usually more loud & vibrant colors but today I chose "work safe" colors even though no one cares what my nails look like (I'm a stay at home mom) but because I had to go to an appointment at the bank today.

This is 2 thickish coats of Orly Nite Owl, two coats China Glaze Ingrid on the accent, and then one coat of Glitzology Hell on High Heels topped with two coats Sally Hansen InstaDri (Gelous probably would have been better)

Love Love LOVE these colors together, and I've been wanting to try out Hell on High Heels for a while.  Soft, sweet colors with a nice glitter payoff.


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Zoya Kimber & Finger Paints Colorful Collage

I grabbed this Finger Paints color on a whim at Sally's this weekend and I'm so glad I did because I love it! This is some super blingy holo glitter, in nearly all lights. The display didn't have a collection name though and I can't find any swatch info online for it either.

This is one coat Zoya Kimber and 2 thin coats Finger Paints Colorful Collage.

These are a little wonky right hand pictures because I didn't have time for a full gel set and I'm healing a split on my right hand. When I first started doing gel sets I over filed trying to blend the smile line and I was left with a super sensitive, red, dented in area that's finally growing out but when it got to the tip it split so now it's very short.

 Best shot, sunlight

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Pure Ice Pardon My French

Super quick mani for my husband's birthday party this past weekend, this is one coat CG Liquid Leather and one coat Pure Ice Pardon My French.

I fell in love with this color when I first got it last year and keep forgetting to wear it!  Now that I have, I love it even more :)  This is a black jelly-type polish with light pink glitters

So sorry about the blurry pictures, these were the best I could get and of course I had taken the polish off by the time I got them on the computer and saw the blur. Doh!

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Goldie Wulung & L.A. Colors Metallic Blue

Today is a mani I did for a wedding, and it did not come out like I wanted but I'm sharing it with y'all anyways.  This mani was my first attempt at a tutorial from Lucy's Stash.  This is Goldie Wulung (pink) from BBW and L.A. Colors Metallic Blue (although it has no official name, it was in the Color Craze Metallics Collection)

I had an apparent brain lapse on the basics of formulas & color shades because I should have done a pink base with navy on top.  The navy was more sheer so I thought it would be better on the bottom, and failed to think through that pink wasn't likely to cover navy. I like the "reversed" accent nail much better, it has nicer clean sharp lines, with the pink on base.

ALSO- PLEASE NOTE!  My camera has stopped working, I just got it at Christmas so I will be filing a warranty claim ASAP.  Until then unfortunately, I will be taking my pictures with my phone (unless I can get my other camera to a reasonable working status)  I apologize and hope to have better quality ASAP

Sunlight, before taping

 Left design is MUCH clearer than the right

Friday, May 10, 2013

Digital Nails Hipster in a Blender

Today I have a really great neon glitter for y'all :) Tonight I am doing a Glow in the Dark Midnight 5k Run/Walk for Relay for Life, so I wanted something neon & bright!


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Jindie Nails Barbie's Pink Ferrari

Hi Y'all, today I have an awesome limited edition polish from Jindie Nails called Barbie's Pink Ferarri.  There were only 35 bottles of this created and I got bottle #21 (one of my favorite numbers!)

Friday, May 3, 2013

Zoya Daul Swatch

This is a purple, leaning to a lavender shade but much darker,  packed with golden pinkish shimmer. It also flashes a ton of other colors. Its a bit sheer, this is 3 coats, but i just love the glass flecked look :) 

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