Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 Roundup; My Favorites from the Year!

Happy New Years all!  I figured I'd share a post featuring my favorites from 2016!  It's so hard to whittle it down because the makers are really on fire this year!  Unfortunately I have plenty of polishes I purchased but haven't had a chance to try out yet, fingers crossed I can get to them in early 2017.  Other than that, I just want to say that I've thoroughly enjoyed working with so many brands, getting to know makers and other bloggers, building great friendships in nail polish land.  I truly hope 2017 is full of love, happiness and laughter for all of you!  And thank you for sticking with my blog...looking forward to continuing my colorful journey in 2017!  Cheers!

Friday, December 30, 2016

KBShimmer Office Space Naughty Nudes Collection; Winter 2016

Evening all!  Trying to finish up 2016 with a last few posts.  Tonight I have the KSBhimmer Office Space Naughty Nudes Collection - inspired by Office Space of course.  I was just thinking how funny that movie was, Jump to Conclusions anyone?  Anywho...this is a totally office friendly collection.  8 shades that you can wear at your desk or as neutral compliment to a fun outfit.  The Office Space Naughty Nudes Collection will be available on 1/4/17 and each polish will be $9.25.  Let's jump in and check this collection out!  

*press sample*

Monday, December 26, 2016

Girly Bits Concert Series; Fairies Wear Boots & Astoria

Afternoon all!  Hope those of you who celebrated had a wonderful Christmas.  I meant to post yesterday but decided to just hang out with my family instead.  Then the morning got away from me so hopefully I'll get a second post up but no promises.  Right now I have a couple new polishes from the Girly Bits Concert Series.  This series is a collection of polish inspired by bands and songs that Pam has seen in person.  These are both pretty amazing!  You can get either polishes from the Concert Series in the shop now for $$12.20 USD.  Let's jump in and check them out!

*press sample*

Girly Bits: ShopHarlow & CoFacebookInstagramTwitter 

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Eve Nail Art

Morning!  Merry Christmas Eve day!  I finally had some time to get festive an did a mani last night using so fabulous polish from my stash.  The brands I used are some of my favorites, if you haven't checked them out before I implore you to do so ASAP.  The stamping polish is from Girly Bits and it's my go-to brand for stamping polish (and regular polish of course).   You can get Girly Bits stamping polish in an array of colors for $7.49 USD.  The polishes I used are from Dreamland Lacquer (fka Smitten Polish), only He's An Angry Elf is in the shop at the moment and you can get it for $10 USD.   The Ejiubas plate is a double sided plate and I picked it up on Amazon for $13.99. Actually it was a set of 2 double sided plates for that price, which is a pretty great deal!  Ok - now that you know all that, let's jump in to the post so I can head out and hang with family! 

*press sample*
*nothing to disclose*

Dreamland Lacquer: ShopFacebookInstagram
Girly Bits Cosmetics: ShopHarlow & CoFacebookInstagramTwitter 

Friday, December 23, 2016

Beauty Review: Ever After Polish Cuticle Crelly; Toasted Marshmallow

Evening y'all.  I've got a hand care product to share today.  It's called Cuticle Crelly and it's from Ever After.  Ok so let me just say this stuff is awesome.  I've been using it ever since I purchased it at the Indie Shop event in SoCal.  My cuticles and hands are soft and moisturized and smell like marshmallows.  Unfortunately their site is down at the moment so I can't directly link you to the product, tell you what scents are available or the price.  Yup, I'm useless.  Anyhow, let's jump in and check out the post. 

*press sample*

Ever After: ShopFacebookInstagram

Cupcake Polish Holo-maniacs Group Custom #14

Morning!  Haven't had coffee yet so bare with me here!  I've got a gorgeous Cupcake Polish for you to enjoy.  It's a beautiful holo created for the Holo-maniacs group on Facebook.  You know what that means, you have to be a member of the group to buy this custom.  Holo-maniacs Custom #14 will be available for purchase from 1/7 at 11am CST -1/31 at 11:59pm CST.  Please follow the correct links listed below to join the group in order to buy the polish.  Group members will also be able to place an order in the main store with a discount code for free shipping or 15% off mani store order - information is available in the private group.   Let's jump in!  

*press sample*

Holo-maniacs: Facebook Group

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Born Pretty Store Chameleon Mirror Nail Glitter Powder

Afternoon all!  For this post I'm featuring some Chameleon Mirror Nail Glitter Powder from Born Pretty store.  I haven't tried out chrome or chameleon powder before but it seems fairly simple so I figured I could do it.  If you want to try out the powder trend you can pick up this one HERE from Born Pretty Store.  You can get a 1 gram container for $1.99.  And don't forget you can save 10% using my code JTOW10.  

So let's jump in and check out the goods!

*press sample*

Born Pretty Store: ShopFacebookInstagram

Here's the cute packaging the chrome powder comes in. 

Alter Ego Body Care Products; Apricot Emperor

Morning beauties!  I've got a few more posts up my sleeve and today I have a real beauty from Alter Ego Body Care Products.  Cynthia has been working away perfecting her formula and adding new products to her shop.  If you haven't checked her out before you should definitely peruse her polish, soap, fragrances, lotion and scrubs.  But today I have Apricot Emperor to share with you.  You can pick this lovely polish up in 2 sizes; 8.5 ml for $4.50 or 17 ml for $9.  Let's jump in and check it out!

*press sample*

Alter Ego: ShopFacebookInstagram

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

December 2016 Destination Duo, Fireworks; Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer & Cupcake Polish

Morning lovelies!  Today I've got the newest Destination Duo from Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer and Cupcake Polish.  December's Duo is inspired by an awesome picture of fireworks that Julie took!  This duo is a fabulous contrast of dark and light and lots of iridescence, holo, and flakies.  The December Destination Duo comes with 2 polishes and a baggie of glitter.  It will be available for preorder from 12/31 at 3:30pm EDT to 1/6 at 11:59pm EDT and is $20 shipped domestic.  Let's jump in and check it out!

*press sample*

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer: ShopFacebookInstagram
Cupcake Polish: ShopFacebookInstagram

Here's the inspiration picture of the fireworks.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Zoya; Enchanted, Holiday 2016

Morning dears.  I've been thinking this morning.  Lots of my favorite bloggers are quitting.  Real bloggers.  While Instagram swatchers and photoshop bloggers are gaining popularity.  Maybe blogs aren't so popular anymore.  And a blog that is super lengthy isn't being read because the comments on it don't match up to the post.  I've noticed that on several of my recent posts and while I know mine aren't that long I think I'll begin to shave them down.  So no more gabbing about irrelevant topics on my posts.  Starting today.

This morning I have the Zoya Enchanted Collection.  This is a 6-piece set with a mix of shimmer, multi chrome and PIXIES!!  Yup, Zoya has some fantastic PixieDust in this collection!  If you're a texture lover then this collection is going to be your jam!  Enchanted is available now, $60 for the whole set or $10 each.  Let's jump in and check them out!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

KBShimmer Holographic Zipper Bag, Mont Bleu Crystal Nail File, Nail Polish Charm and Gingerbread Men Mani Shot

Afternoon all!  Popping in with a post I thought you may find interesting!  I'm sure you're aware but KBShimmer has lots of goodies on her site aside from nail polish.  She's got nail care items; files, nail tools, cuticle cream, body lotion, soap, mani shots and scrubs.  She recently added a fantastic holographic cosmetic bag and a cute little nail polish charm.  You can purchase either of these items or you can if you spend a certain amount you can get them for FREE (after discounts and coupon codes)!  That's right, they can be a fabulous Gift With Purchase!  Let's jump in to the details and check out the goodies now.  Oh, the Gift With Purchase deals will be good until 12/31!  

*press sample*

Girly Bits Cosmetics: Limited Edition December 2016 Colour of the Month Xmas & O's and Grandma Got Run Over by a John Deere

Morning beauties!  It's a frost kind of a morning here.  Actually it started last night when I went outside looking for my daughters tennis shoe and my assumption that Rocky (our puppy) grabbed it and took it in the backyard was correct.  Well the show was covered in a fine layer of icy frost.  It was 35 degrees last night and it's 33 right now!  Definitely too cold for my California blood.  I'm warming up with a cup of coffee and breakfast.  And I'm here to share a Girly Bits Post with you!  These are the December CoTM Duo and they're amazing!  I swear Pam outdoes herself every month!  You might be thinking HEY!  Your post is late, but it's not because this month is different!  The polishes are available all December long!  But wait there's more...they'll be available at the promo price all month long too, YAY!  The December CoTM Duo is $23.26 or $12.38 each.  But if you want then you should order by 12/20 because while the shop will be open shipping won't resume until 1/4/17.   Ok, let's jump in!

*press sample*

Girly Bits: ShopHarlow & CoFacebookInstagramTwitter 

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Beauty Review: Ever After I'm So Jelly, Pumpkin Spice

Hi guys!  I've been so busy lately it's insane.  If I'm not running around doing errands or cleaning the house I'm doing things with the kids or at their school.  Or I'm at soccer.  Or I'm at a LulaRoe party.  Thankfully the kids are on vacation now so next week I'll be able to catch up on some posts that I've fallen behind on.  Today's quickie post before I run off to a birthday party - see, never a break to be had - is a product I got at the recent Indie Shop event in Torrance, CA.  I picked up some body care products, one of which is this interesting jelly soap from Ever After.  It's called I'm So Jelly and it was fun to touch and smelled amazing so I had to get it.  You can pick up jelly soaps in the Ever After shop now in 5 holiday scents for $4 each.  Read on for my thoughts on this product!

*nothing to disclose*

Ever After: ShopFacebookInstagram

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Beauty Post: Full Brow Highlighter

Howdy all!   Today I have another beauty post to share with you.  Full Brow is another brand that I learned about while at CosmoProf in Las Vegas this past Summer.  It's an Australian based brand that niche is eyebrows and eyes!  I never used to do my eyebrows.  Never gave them a second thought.  Then I tried a brow product and I was hooked.  Now if I put on nothing else, I at least fill in my eyebrows.  Well Full Brow has everything you need to have absolutely perfect brows!  While I didn't get one of those awesome powders to try out I did get a highlighter.  You totally need one of these in your arsenal for a finished, and luminous look!  Ok so you need to head over to the website to see the brow powders, wax, smudge, and all the other good stuff.  But for now let's chat about the highlighter!

*press sample*

Full Brow: Website/Shop, Instagram

Monday, December 12, 2016

Joy Lacquer; Seattle Football Fans Collection

Good evening dears!  It feels so late because it's really dark, but it's only 6:30!  I swear I want to be in pajamas, cozied up on the couch and watching TV by 4:30 these days.  And I may do just that tonight, I'm currently addicted to the Hallmark channel and enjoying all the sappy Christmas movies. I really do love Candace Cameron Burre.  Actually the whole, stay in pjs and on the couch has been my mantra over the weekends and I watch football with my hubby.  I don't have a favorite team but I don't mind watching whatever game is on.  But I know who does have a favorite team, Joy from Joy Lacquer.  Joy created this collection for the 12/15 Seahawks vs the Rams game at Seattle's Century Link Field.  The Seahawks will join the NFL color rush initiative by wearing new uniforms at this game!  These polishes will be available on 12/13 for $10.50 each or you can get the mini set - featuring the new style of mini bottle - for $24.  And this week only you can save 25% on any (or all) of them with the code GREENTHURSDAY at checkout.  So let's jump in and check out these Seahawks inspired polishes!

*press sample*

Joy Lacquer: ShopFacebookInstagram

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Press Release: Zoya Naturel 3

Experience six new, easy-to-wear additions to our popular Zoya Naturel Nail Polish color collection. This 3rdNaturel palette is a perfectly balanced array of low to high impact neutrals. All in the 10 FREE*, long-wearing, two coat, full-coverage cream formula Zoya is known for. Plus, three coordinating lush lip hues too!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Chloe + Isabel Nail Polish Trio

Good morning dears!  It's Monday, boo.  Thankfully I have a pretty little nail polish trio to share with you today.  Maybe it will make your day better.  I'm not sure if you've heard of Chloe + Isabel before.  It's a fun fashion jewelry brand that has recently ventured out into makeup, bags, candles, accessories and....nail polish!  I've been a merchandiser since 2011 and love having the perfect piece of jewelry to wear with every outfit, but I did feel the brand was missing something.  I'm really happy they expanded their product line up.  Once I saw they had a nail polish kit I had to snatch that up right away.  You can purchase this trio for yourself or as a gift for $28.  From now until 12/28 you can save 25% site wide with the code FFHOL25.  Let's jump in and check out the polish!

*nothing to disclose*

Chloe & Isabel: Website/Shop, Facebook, Instagram

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Athletic Wear Post: InknBurn Clothing

Howdy all!  Tonight I have a very different post to share with you.  Some of you may know that I'm a runner.  I've been a runner for a long time off and on.  I really picked it up in the last few years because I wanted speed and stamina on the soccer field (those are things that aren't easy to come by as I get older).  Plus as an added bonus it's kept me fit and allows me to get away with eating things I want to eat.  Also I'm super competitive so it's fun when actually place in my age group!  Anyways, I come across many athletic brands that I like to wear because they help in my performance.  One such brand is InknBurn.  It's a brand of clothing created just for runners.  InknBurn is about 4 years old and based in Southern California.  They create small batches of products that are made with sweat wicking materials.  Patterns are applied to the soft, sweat wicking material using heat and pressure.  The ink actually stains the Dry I.C.E. Technical fabric and the process means no fading or peeling.  AWESOME!  But most importantly, this stuff feels amazing on.  The last thing I want is to be fiddling with my shirt or shorts during a race.  I've worn InknBurn to several street and trail races with zero tugging, slipping, picking or riding up.  If you haven't heard of this brand before I suggest you give it at try!  

*nothing to disclose*

I'm wearing the Women's Magnum PI Tech Shirt to the Xterra Adventure Fest in Maui 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Indie Spotlight: Paint Box Polish

Good morning and happy Saturday.  I'm licking my soccer wounds still (we lost playoffs last night) as well as an injured glute muscle.  Actually I'm not really sure what's hurt, but something is in pain and I can feel it deep in there even when I'm walking.  But that's neither here nor there because today is another Indie Spotlight, YAY!  This month a group of us wonderful bloggers will be featuring Paint Box Polish on our blogs.  Pam is a big fan of Harry Potter, Doctor Who and Game of Thrones so you'll see some fandom collections/names in her shop.  She's got a wide variety of finishes but I personally love her holo glitters (Westerosi Collection), flakies and multi chromes.  Aside from polish, Paint Box Polish also has an extensive collection of amazingly scented cuticle oils, mani fizzes and Intensive Butter Balm.  I can't speak highly enough of these hand care items.  Scents are seasonal and always rotating so snag up your favorites for healthy and pleasant smelling hands.  Ok, enough of the high praise, I think you get that I love this brand.  As always, you can use my code MNPO for 15% off your order.  Let's jump into the post.

*press sample*
*purchased by me*

Paint Box Polish: ShopFacebookInstagram 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Born Pretty Store Shining Mirror Mermaid Nail Glitter

Good morning beauties.  I stayed home yesterday (all day) to nurse a cold and take care of my sick little girl.  I hate when my kids are sick.  The only good thing that came of staying at home all day was getting some pictures prepared to post.  So I guess I can't complain about it.  Plus I probably needed the rest myself.  Anyways, I have this gorgeous mermaid glitter to share with you today!  It's called Shining Mirror Mermaid Nail Glitter and it's amazing!  It's only $1.59, you get a ton in your little baggie - it's going to last a long time!  HERE is the direct link to the glitter.  Let's delve in and check out pictures of this fun glitter.  Oh and don't forget you can use my code JTOW10 for 10% off your order!  

*press sample*

Born Pretty Store: ShopFacebookInstagram

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Beauty Review: Ittse Cosmetics - The Polo Fields Makeup Collection

Good evening!  I have a makeup review for you and I am really excited about it!  I had heard of Ittse back in the Summer of 2015 because they were at CosmoProf.  Sadly I missed their booth.  But this past July I made sure to stop by and hear about their brand.  Their displays were so beautiful I was immediately smitten.  I know I'm a nail polish junkie but I like makeup as much as the next beauty blogger so I was very excited to head home with the extremely generous gift package they gave me.  So basically Itsse takes the makeup palette and makes it completely customizable for the consumer.  You purchase a case, and "coins" of eyeshadow, blush, highlighter, lipstick and you create your own look.  You can also buy curated looks which set you up with all you need for a complete kit.  Curated sets are about $80 while individual coins start at $8.  Let's jump in and I'll tell you more about the brand before I show you my swatches.

*press sample*

Ittse: Shop, Facebook, Instagram  

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Beauty Review: Hard Candy Trolls Prismatic Luminizer

Good morning again lovelies.  I think I mentioned that I was in new York for Thanksgiving.  One of my best friends lives there and I got to spend time hanging out with her.  It was awesome!  She had a little gift for me, something that she knew I was looking for!  I'm so excited to own the Hard Candy Trolls Prismatic Luminizer!  It's a rainbow highlighter and it's so much fun!  Naomi and I both wore it the other day and felt very pretty walking about with rainbow cheeks.  The Prismatic Luminizer, as well as the other Trolls cosmetics are only available at Walmart.  And not even online because I checked.  And now I'm in desperate need of the Marbleized Lipstick and Color Change Lip Gloss and Mood Lip Balm.  Yeah, I need it all.  Anyways, hit up your local Walmart and keep your fingers crossed this stuff is available!

*nothing to disclose*

Hard Candy: ShopFacebookInstagramTwitter

Monday, November 28, 2016

Dreamland Lacquer Holiday 2016 Collection

Good morning dears!  One holiday behind us and one more to go for the year (I guess 2 if you count New Years).  So now I can start sharing Winter/Holiday collection that I have, yay!  Today I have the Holiday Collection from Dreamland Lacquer and OMG it's Elf inspired.  I love that movie so much!! Ok, so details about the Holiday 2016 Collection.  It's a pre-order that's open until 11/29.  Turnaround time is 2 weeks from the time the pre-order window closes.  The polishes are $10 each and the 6 piece set is $54.  Other news is that the Christmas In Stars Hollow collection made a return and you can pre-order it as well!  And the last bit of important info is that there is a 25% off discount until the 29th also!  NO code needed and it does include the Stars Hollow Collection but does not include the new collection.  Phew, that was a lot of info.  So are you ready to look at pictures then?  I am!

*press sample*

Dreamland Lacquer: ShopFacebookInstagram

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Darling Diva Polish: Pokemon Go Collection

Ok I know it's Thanksgiving, and I have had a busy day already.  But I've got a responsibility to you all, my readers, to go into Black Friday ready to make informed decisions.  Along with some amazing polishes made just for the occasion, there are also plenty of other collections still available including this one...the Pokemon Go Collection!  I'll admit that I'm not into it.  But I do know the basics about Pokemon because my brother watched it when he was little.  My oldest son tries to tell me about it but I get that glazed over eye look and my ears just don't register anything he's saying.  But if you wanted to just talk about these polishes you have my undivided attention.  Pokemon Go is a set of 6 polishes, pastel shades, ultra chrome flakies and a sparkly holo flakie topper.  Awesome!  

Let me tell you about Black Friday deals.  All the LE's created for the days sale are doorbuster deals.  They will be $6.50 each.  There will also be a 30% off sale, including products in the sale section.  Sale starts at 5pm Central on 11/24.  

So with that all taken care of, let's check out the Pokemon Go Collection!

*press sample*

Darling Diva Polish: ShopFacebookInstagramTwitter

Morgan Taylor Sweetheart Squadron

Good morning again dolls and happy Thanksgiving!  Since Fall is winding down now I'll be focusing on some Winter collections in the next couple weeks.  I want to share the last few autumnal sets I have hanging around my house.  One of those is the Morgan Taylor Sweetheart Squadron collection.  This collection is inspired by the courageous female pioneers of the aviation industry.  I love the idea behind the collection as well as the shades.  Sweetheart Squadron is available now in stores that sell Morgan Taylor as well as online for $9.  Let's check them out!

*press sample*

Morgan Taylor: Website/ShopFacebookInstagramTwitter

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Born Pretty Store Square Ethnic Design Lines Stamping Plate BP-X05

Afternoon all!  I'm back with a nail stamping post!  This is for a fun patterned plate from the Born Pretty Store.  I really like the products from Born Pretty because they are affordable and work well.   This is the  Ethnic Design Lines Stamping Plate BP-X05.  The patterns are really pretty and almost abstract.  I like that you can mix them up a little bit and they'll still look great together.  You can pick this plate up for $1.80 with the direct link HERE.  There's also a Black Friday sale and you can get any rectangle stamping plate for $2.40 and any circle pate for $0.99!  Don't forget you can use my code JTOW10 to save 10% off your order.  Alright, let's jump in and check out this plate.  

*press sample*

Born Pretty Store:  ShopFacebookInstagram

Since I mentioned Black Friday deals, here's the overall saving you get when you place an order!  

And now here's my post for the stamping plate!  Probably a great time to stock up on nail art supplies!  

Girly Bits Cosmetics, Codename: Duchess

Good morning again!  It's almost Thanksgiving!  Are you ready?  Did you get your groceries, travel to where you need to be, decorate your house to look like Christmas?  I did none of that this year because we decided to have Thanksgiving across the country in New York.  But we will be spending the evening with family members (extended ones that I don't know so well, but it'll be fun and delicious!).  Anywho, I'm back with more polish that launch soon!  Girly Bits has this gorgeous collection called Codename: Duchess.  It's inspired by Archer and from the feedback I was getting while helping people shop at The Indie Event, this is a very good thing.  I don't know what this tv show is but I gather it's about spies.  Codename Duchess is a set of 7 duochrome-y shimmers that will be available on 11/24 at 12 noon EST.  Polishes will be $16.50 CAD each.  During the first two weeks if you purchase the entire collection for $108.50 (a savings of $1 per bottle).  Ok let's jump in and hear about each individual polish!

*press sample*

Girly Bits Cosmetics: ShopHarlow & CoFacebookInstagramTwitter 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Paint Box Polish LE Holiday Polish: Snowy Evening & Sanguine Stars

Morning dears!  I'm going to make this short and sweet because I need to get out for a run, then breakfast, then tackle the day of touristy things to do in New York with my family.  But I promised more Black Friday deals and I am here to share one now.   Paint Box Polish will have a few sales and here's the run down.  Black Friday through Cyber Monday there will be free shipping.  Save 29% off everything in the store on Saturday 11/26 using the code Happy29th (in celebration of Pam's birthday).  And of course you can use my code MNPO for 15% off your order.  And now the polish!  Pam created 2 special polishes for the occasion and both will be available on 11/25.  They are Limited Edition and single pour so there's no telling how long they'll be around.  Each polish will be $12.  But instead of gabbing about them let's delve in and check them out.   

*press sample*

Paint Box Polish: ShopFacebookInstagram 

Monday, November 21, 2016

Beauty Review: Hard Candy Holiday 2016 Collection

Good afternoon (it's afternoon for me because I'm on the East Coast this week)!  I have a makeup review for you now featuring some holiday kits from Hard Candy!  All of these products look and feel like a much more expensive brand, but they are extremely affordable and will surely make any makeup loving person in your life very, VERY happy at  Christmas-time.  These kits are only available at Walmart and and prices vary per product.  I'll go into more detail for each product individually.  There's a lot to cover so let's jump in!

*press sample*

Hard Candy:  ShopFacebookInstagramTwitter

ellagee: Cozy Winter Nights Collection and The Naughty List - Black Friday 2016 LE Polish

Good morning lovelies!  I've got lots of awesome polish to share this week and I'm starting with a Black Friday LE and a Winter Collection from ellagee.  I'm talking about some gorgeous polish here people!  Make sure you set an alarm on Black Friday to snag these.  Let me tell you a little about what to expect on 11/25.  Naughty List is the Black Friday special.  It will be available at 12am CST and only on Friday. It will also be free with orders over $50.  Cozy Winter Nights will be available on Friday also.  It's a 4 piece collection of jewel tone colors with subtle holo full of color shifting flakes. Another great deal going on is with every $20 purchase you get a mystery discount code to use on future purchases.  Ok, that was a lot of information!  Let's just check out the polish now.

*press sample*

ellagee: ShopFacebookInstagram

Monday, November 7, 2016

The Indie Shop Event Coverage

Good morning dolls!  This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending The Indie Shop event in the Los Angeles area.  I was very excited, not sure what to expect since the last mini convention I went to was in the evening and I was primarily a shopper/media.  This time I got to stand behind the Girly Bits booth helping answer questions, find products, process orders and bag up goodies.  It was so much fun and I loved getting to spend so much time with Pam and Tara.  Ok so the actual event.  The Indie Shop was held in a lovely event room in a Double Tree hotel.  It was spacious and bright with plenty of windows.  Perfect for actually being able the products being displayed.  There were 18 vendors with a variety of products; nail polish, nail art supplies and hand/bath care.  I was able to mosey around prior to the doors opening to take pictures of the tables and then again for a short while to do some shopping.  So let's jumping and I'll show you some of the stuff I saw.  

Here are all the lovely vendors in a photo op before the doors opened at 10am for the VIPs!  

Friday, November 4, 2016

Parallax Polish Stat-ick-tics Collection

Afternoon y'all!  Hope you are enjoying your Friday evening!  I am going over to a friends house for a huge mom get together/jewelry party.  There will be wine and snacks and laughs and money spent.  After this week I could definitely use it.  Before I get myself all dolled up I wanted to share a new collection from Parallax Polish.  Due to a move and settling in to new jobs Parallax Polish has been quiet on the nail polish scene.  But I am happy to announce that she's back with gusto!  Stat-ick-tics was inspired by events that occurred in Erin's area of research (statistics) and the class she teaches.  Power, alpha and beta are all things her class deals with, including trials and errors to come up with the correct answers for research projects.  The new Stat-ick-tics Collection is pretty awesome and full of Fall perfection.  This collection will be available soon so keep your eyes open for an announcement on the Facebook page.  Now let's jump in and check out the polish!

*press sample*

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Girly Bits Cosmetics; The Indie Shop LE's and Exclusive: One Is Never Un Oeuf, Ooh La La & Merci

Morning again!  I have more Girly Bits to share with you.  But today's post showcases polishes made for The Indie Shop nail polish event in Torrance, CA this weekend.  I'm happy to say that I get to attend this one and actually will be helping out at the Girly Bits booth!  So if you're going stop by to chat with me and Pam.  Alright, so 2 of these are limited edition and will be available later (don't quote me on that) and one is an event exclusive.  If you've seen any of the swatches of the brands/polishes that will be there you probably noticed there's a French theme.  I'm totally cool with that because I love France.  So I think it's pretty obvious that I'm excited about Saturday.  For now let's jump in to the post and check out these stunning Girly Bits! 

*press sample*

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Girly Bits Cosmetics: Limited Edition November 2016 Colour of the Month Duo, Every Day I'm Truffling & The Fuchsia Is Ours

Good morning again!  I dread Thursday.  It's my busiest day of the week.  I end up sitting in the car for at least 3 hours shuttling my kids around from practice to practice and don't get home until almost 8pm.  Thank goodness it's the last time I have to do the soccer rush for a while.  Fall sports season is finally winding down, yay!  But the Fall polish season is still in full swing.  This morning I have the Girly Bits November Colour Of The Month Duo to show you.  They're both gorgeous shades that play well together.  The November COTM Duo will be available in 2 rounds, the first from 11/6 - 11/10.  The early bird round saves you $2 making the duo $31.  The 2nd round starts on 11/24 and polish will be remaining stock...once it runs out it's gone for good.  Be sure to set your alarms because you don't want to miss out on either of these!

*press sample*

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Zoya Urban Grunge; Metallics

Good afternoon dolls!  I told you I'd have a lot to share today so here goes another post.  Earlier this Fall I shared the cremes from the Zoya Urban Grunge collection.  today I'll round out that post by sharing the metallics (and HOLOS!) from Urban Grunge.  Actually it's the perfect time to share these because the weather is cooling off, Fall is well under way, and it's officially November people!  Turkey days are upon us!  So you can see the first half of my post HERE and let's just jump right in to the metallics.  This is actually my favorite part of this collection, these colors are all so pretty and sparkly.  Perfect for upcoming Holiday parties and Sunday football manis!  You can pick up the Urban Grunge collection now for $10 each or a pack of 6 for $60.  

*press sample*

Indie Spotlight: 6 Harts

Morning beauties!  I'll have a couple posts coming at you today but let's start with this one.  I'm in a new Facebook group that spotlights one indie maker a month!  So I'll have some links to other bloggers featuring the same brand at the bottom of my post, please be sure to check them out.  6 Harts has the honor of being the first showcased indie and I pulled out my favorite, Midnight Delight.  I have a good stash of 6 Harts and they are all very lovely.  Some of my other favorites are Not Taupical, Carnal Intent and Bat Crap Crazy.  Courtney makes small batches and puts thought into her colors and finishes.  They all build up well in 2-3 coats.  I'd also like to recommend her cuticle oils, which are lightly scented (great for those who are sensitive to strong smells) and very nourishing. If you haven't tired this brand out you definitely should!  

*nothing to disclose*

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Bitter Lace Beauty Highlighters; Slay and Hocus Pocus

Yes I know Halloween is behind us, but it doesn't mean I can't still use gorgeous Halloween themed makeup.  I still like to be shimmery, sparkly and pretty all year long.  So I'll go to these highlighters whenever I feel the need for a little extra glowy.  I picked these up from Bitter Lace Beauty.  One day I was playing around on Instagram, clicking on accounts to check new-to-me things out led me to this amazing makeup brand.  I was immediately hooked.  And there were all these stunning Halloween highlighters.  Yeah, I was a goner.  I had to get some so I picked the 2 that spoke to me most; Slay and Hocus Pocus.  It looks like all the LE Halloween highlighters have been taken down now, but by browsing the sold items it's clear Bitter Lace Beauty specializes in LE highlighters.  I paid $28 each for these so I'd guesstimate any future collection will be the same price point.  I'd suggest following the Instagram account to see what's coming next...and can I just say I am eagerly anticipating the holiday ones!?  I bet they'll be amazing! 

*nothing to disclose*

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KBShimmer Winter 2016

Good morning and happy day!  Halloween is officially behind us, boohoo.  Now we get to roll into the best eating holiday of the year, Thanksgiving!  It also means seasons will be changing again soon so it's time to start showing you Winter polishes.  KBShimmer released a large collection at midnight so once you've checked out my post you can head over and do a little shopping!  The Winter collection is 16 polishes is an array of finishes.  They all have a wintry look that will be perfect for the upcoming colder months.  The Winter Collection is available now so go forth and buy all the KBShimmer things!  Now we can look at swatches.  

*press sample*

Friday, October 28, 2016

Darling Diva Polish BSC Collection; Fall 2016

Happy Friday y'all!  This morning was good and rainy, I stayed inside and cozied up.  But now the sun is out and hopefully it stays dry for the rest of the day because tonight is the kids school Fall festival.  They'd be so devastated if it were canceled or we didn't go.  So fingers crossed!  Tonight, 10/28, Darling Diva Polish will also be launching some new collections, yay!  The Halloween Quad (see my review HERE), the BSC Collection (today's post) and the Crazy Pokemon Collection (I'll post my review next week).  They are all single pour collections so grab your favorites right away.  So the BSC Collection, also known as the Batshit Crazy Collection.  It's inspired by Helena from Orphan Black.  I haven't seen this show but it sounds interesting.  Anywho...let's jump in and check out these polishes!

*press sample*

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Top Shelf Lacquer; Fun Bar Quotes Collection

Hello beauties!  I hope your Thursday was great!  Mine was because it rained today.  I don't even care that I got rained on during my run because 2 out of 3 kids practices were canceled and I didn't have to run around like a crazy woman tonight.  I got home at a descent hour and got to finish up my dinner, which was a bomb pork butt that I shredded up into carnitas for tacos.  Taco Thursday...why not!  Thursday night is also typically ladies night but since I don't get to do that I do get to show you the Top Shelf Lacquer Fun Bar Quotes collection!  This is a 4-piece multichrome collection and it's pretty amazing!  This collection launched in August, so you can get your favorites now.  The 8ml bottle is $8.50 and the 15ml bottles is $12.  Ready for pictures? 

*press sample*

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Beauty Post: Obsessed Minerals Eyeshadow Water Paints

Good day beauties.  I've got a beauty post today, woo hoo!  Obsessed Minerals is a brand I was introduced to at CosmoProf.  Obsessed Minerals is a line of glamorous cosmetics made from minerals.  This line of cosmetics focuses on intensity, purity and application.  Before I knew any of this all I knew was the wow factor my eyes saw when I walked up to the display.  The eyeshadow were particularly stunning!  Well then I had a few to play with and I adore them!  You can buy the water paint pigments shadows for $16.  There's also an array of other items you can try; eyeliner, lipstick, foundation, blush, moisturizer, and anti-aging to name a few.   Be sure to browse around after you ready my post!

*purchased by me*
*press sample*

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Orly; Meet Me At Mullholland & Breathables Nourishing Nude & Beauty Essential

Good morning dears!  How's your Tuesday treating you?  I feel like I got absolutely nothing done because I went on a field trip with Naomi.  So today I have to take her to a doctors appointment and rush to the grocery store after.  I have a feeling house chores will get put off for yet another day.  It's killing me how I can't seem to keep anything clean these days.  But one thing I can keep up with is sharing polish with you.  Today I have some nice Orly's to share with you.  One from the Fall 2016 Mulholland Collection and two from the new Breathables line.  You can buy Orly polish and Breathables now for around $9 each. Let's jump in and check out the polish!  

*press sample*

Monday, October 24, 2016

Press Release: China Glaze Seas and Greetings, Holiday 2016

Late night post!  Just wanted to share the press release for China Glaze Seas and Greetings Holiday 2016 collection!  I got to see these way back when at CosmoProf in July and I also have samples of them to share with you!  Eeeeeee, this collection is so pretty and different, I can't wait to share swatches with you!  Kudos to China Glaze for taking a different approach to the holiday season this year.  

Darling Diva Polish Halloween Quad, 2016

Hello beauties.  Last night was rough. UGH The Walking Dead.  I just can't.  Actually to an extent I think it would have been way worse if they would have revealed it at the end of last season because knowing it was going to happen for months made me a bit numb to it when it finally did.  Still one of the most gruesome things I've seen on TV though.  But let's not talk of such unpleasant things.  Let's talk about this gorgeous Halloween collection from Darling Diva Polish to distract me today.   Carrie came up with 4 gorgeous shades, perfect for Halloween!  All 4 were completely stunning but 2 definitely stole the show for me.  This quad will be available on Friday 10/28.  Let's head into the post to check them out!

*press sample*

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