Friday, September 22, 2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Good evening dears! I've been playing hooky with my kids after school sports schedule the last few days and it's been exquisite to just sit around and do things at home. We actually all rode our bikes around the neighborhood together and have been hanging out in the backyard. So we are feeling happy right now. I'm also relishing in the cooler weather. I've been able to bust out my booties, wearing jeans and Mr. Rogers cardigans over outfits. I'm also enjoying a wine cooler, so yeah...HAPPY! While I'm waiting for my hubby to make me a pizza in our new pizza oven I'm going to share this brand new Nail Hoot collection with you. The Flakie Feathered Friends is a fun collection of jelly polishes full of shimmer and flakies! You can pick up the Flakie Feathered Friends tomorrow, 9/22 at 7pm Central. This collection will be available individually, in sets and mini sets! You will also be able to purchase the Haunted Mansion and Matte Talons topcoat. So let's jump and in see the polish!
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Monday, September 18, 2017
Morning beauties! Did you survive the weekend?? I barely did. Slumber party with 6 little girls all about 6 years old. Then I feel like I wasn't even home on Sunday because I had so many soccer games! So I used today to decompress and catch up on a few things. Tonight I have a new Alter Ego to share with you! This one is a custom for the Holo-Maniac group! You have to me a member of the group to purchase this purple beauty. Princess Rose will be available during the month of September. Ok, let's jump in and check it out!
Holo-Maniacs: Facebook Group
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Monday, September 11, 2017
Evening dears! Popping in while I wait in the car for my kiddo to finish soccer practice. I almost didn't take him because this afternoon a thunder and lightning storm acme on out of the blue! My daughter and I saw about 5 lightening strikes just in a 10 minute period! And the thunder was so loud! Then it poured on us. All the while it's 90 degrees out. So yeah I wasn't sure I was going to take him, but the weather cleared up so here we are. Anywho...I swatch so many reviews these days that I hardly ever wear polish for myself anymore. I think I'm going to start collecting a few here and there to share my Nail of the Day posts. Tonight I have 4 different polishes from 4 different brands to share with you! So let's jump in and see what I wear on my days off from swatching!
*nothing to disclose*
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Friday, September 8, 2017
Girly Bits Cosmetics; Limited Edition September Colour of the Month Duo, Butterbeer Latte & Meteor Shower
Evening lovelies! We made it though another week, second week of school, and my first night coaching soccer. I also made it through tons of swatches and have loads to go. I think Fall is going to be busy, busy, busy! Tonight I wanted to get this post up for you because the deal is ending soon! Girly Bits has the new Colour of the Month Duo out for September and they are a couple beauties! Butterbeer Latte and Meteor Shower will be available until the end of September, but if you order by the 10th you can save $2 off the duo ($31 CAD). Individual prices are $16.50 CAD each. Let's jump in and take a look at some nail polish!
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Evening beauties! I swear my weeks aren't getting any less busy with my kids in school. Maybe it's just me playing catch up from the Summer months still, but I barely have any down time. Hopefully next week will be easier and less busy. I do have to say that I was really happy with the weather today. It's been so hot here that even thought it was 80 it was much needed break from the 100+ heat wave. It felt so nice I decided it was the perfect day to get my first pumpkin spice latte. Also a great day to share a beautiful Fall collection from Zoya. I usually do the whole collection in one post but I decided to split it up in to 2 posts this time. You can purchase the Sophisticates collection now for $10 each. So let's delve in and see what shades Zoya has in store for us this season!
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Evening dolls! Today I have a pretty big post for you...it's the Essie + Preen.Me Collaboration. I'm sure you are familiar with Essie (unless you live in a cave) but you may not be familiar with Preen.Me. It's a beauty website that will help you find new looks! What kind of looks you ask? Nails, makeup, hair, skin care, clothing! There are featured brands and tutorials on how to use products or achieve an specific look. It's a great resource site to keep you up to date with the current trends. Anywho, it's a great site and you should sign up for an account if you're interested in any of that stuffs. But for now, let's check out the Essie shades that they sent me to review! Feel free to drop a comment and let me know what you think of Preen.Me or which Essie is your favorite!
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Morning all! Tuesday means back to reality. Bye bye 3 day weekend. Hello homework and after school activities. What I genuinely hope for this week is that the crazy weather is behind us. It was 107 at points and it was smokey from local fires but then yesterday it flipping rained! Mother Nature must be pmsing. I just want cool Fall weather now...waiting, waiting, waiting. While I'm waiting let's look at a perfectly 'exposed' collection. This is the new LeChat Exposed Collection and it's a great palette cleanser for between seasons! 6 shades that give your nails just a hint of color in the cleanest way for a super elegant look. You can pick these up for $6.50 each. LeChat also sent along the matching gel set and since I don't use gel I'm giving them away! Ok then, let's jump in to the post!
Monday, September 4, 2017
Good evening my pretties! My day was super meh, I hope your extra day off was better. I tried to plan a nice family fun day and it was poopy weather, actually rained on us, then was super hot. Everyone was cranky and arguing. When we were on our way home a motorcyclist split the lanes, HIT my side view mirror and shattered it. He didn't stop, just threw up his arm like "sorry bro!". UGH. So now I'm not doing anything mom-ly while I pout and decided I was going to sign up for races and work on my blog. So you win! Tonight I have the China Glaze My Little Pony Collection. Such a cute theme and lots of great colors in this collection. If you're a fan of either China Glaze, MLP or both then you might want to check these out! I found them at my local beauty supply store, but I think they are also at Sally's and Ulta.
*nothing to disclose*
Friday, September 1, 2017
You guys! It's just too hot! It hit 107 here today and it's going to be that way all weekend. My oldest son has a soccer tournament in the Central Valley and it's supposed to be 114! My husband and I decided that's just plain dangerous and we don't want to wish him getting heat stroke so we aren't going. Sad because I don't want to leave the team with no goalie, but I care about my son's well being more. Truthfully tho, I can't believe the tournament hasn't been canceled, shame on the organizers for putting all these young kids in such hazardous conditions. Anyways, that's not why I'm here. I'm here to share a gorgeous new collection from Different Dimension. It's the Someday We'll All Be Memories Too collection and it's a prefect transitional collection! These 6 shades are available TODAY (9/1) and are $12 each. Let's jump in and check them out!
ZOYA X HENRI BENDEL
We are excited to share that ZOYA has partnered with Henri Bendel to provide a custom LE Zoya gift box that will be used as a GWP with $150 purchase at 29 store locations across the US on September 9th from 1 – 4 pm. Stop in to get this limited-edition gift and enjoy bubbly (for 21+, of course) and sweet treats. Find your nearest location here.
If you’re in the NYC area, head over to their NYC flagship store (712 5th Avenue) on September 9th from 1 – 4 pm to swoop up this limited-edition gift and enjoy bubbly, sweet treats, plus complimentary ZOYA manis.
Can’t make the event? That’s ok, there’s plenty to go around! Visit HenriBendel.com now through Monday, September 11th to snag your ZOYA gift with $150 purchase.
*Important: The awesome team at Henri Bendel has given two $150 gift certificates as well as several LE ZOYA sets for a contest that will be announced on social media next week. Once all details are formulated with the contest, we will notify you.
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DIBUTYL PHTHALATE, TOLUENE, CAMPHOR, TPHP, PARABENS, XYLENE, ETHYL TOSYLAMIDE and LEAD.
The Polish Convention Returns To Chicago
Polish Con to be held September 23rd, 2017 at Navy Pier, Festival Hall in Chicago, IL
After a successful event in New York, The Polish Convention, an event celebrating and exclusively featuring indie nail polish brands, is returning to its hometown of Chicago, IL. This bi-annual event hosted by Ever After Polish and Great Lakes Lacquer takes place September 23rd at Navy Pier, Festival Hall in Chicago, IL. Navy Pier, Festival Hall is the largest locale for Polish Con so far, and will be filled with over 30 local and international vendors helping attendees celebrate their love for nail polish, and nail polish accessories through shopping, live demos, tutorial tables, and meet and greets with their favorite brand owners and creators.
KBShimmer owner Christy Rose says “We are thrilled to be returning to Polish Con for our third time. The new venue at Chicago's iconic Navy Pier is such beautiful location! This new and larger locale will allow attendees a more pleasurable shopping experience and the makers more opportunity to connect with fans. KBShimmer is honored to be among so many quality Indie Polish brands and cannot wait to announce our unbelievable show specials and introduce our new mini collection celebrating one of America’s best cities, Chicago!”
Some of the over 30 brands that will be in attendance this year, along with the event organizers, are KBShimmer, Glisten & Glow, Cupcake Polish, Different Dimension, and Girly Bits. For nail artists, bloggers, and indie polish lovers in the Chicago area this is the perfect opportunity to meet the creators behind your favorite indie brands, socialize with other nail enthusiasts in the community, and learn new nail art techniques through live demos and tutorials. Shop the latest trendy nail polishes including chrome, holographic, unicorn and mermaid flakes, thermal, glitter and many more unique colors and styles from the wide array of vendors. You will also find nail and hand care items and nail art tools.
Jill Rehm-Craine, owner of Glisten & Glow says “Building interpersonal relationships with old and new indie polish fanatics is the highlight of the event for us! Polish Con showcases indie polish from all over the globe in one place for one day- what an incredible experience. Attendees getting to see in person polishes they have loved online, friendships being formed, and squeals of delight when showing off their manicures are my favorite sights and sounds of the day! We are excited to showcase new Chicago themed collections and offer fabulous deals on award winning products. It's an experience of a lifetime! Near, far wherever you are Polish Con - Chicago is the must go to Nail Polish event of the season!"
"Polish Con is one of my favorite events of the year- it's a chance to connect with our customer base, preview all of the new polishes and offer amazing show specials. There are few opportunities to meet up with a large group of people who share the same passion and Polish Con is just that. Seeing online friends meet in person for the first time, seeing young women passionate about this industry, and seeing the joy on everyone's faces throughout the day is what makes these events so rewarding for me as a vendor." Says Cupcake Polish owner Sara Casey.
Missi Barry, the owner of Different Dimension says "I love the tutorial tables and demo tables where attendees get to learn many new nail art techniques demonstrated live and then have the ability to try the techniques themselves! You can learn how to do nail polish gradients, watermarble, free hand nail art, apply nail vinyls, make nail decals, and even learn how to stamp like a pro! Polish Con is not only a shopping event, but a learning experience. Such a unique and memorable event for all nail polish lovers."
Third time vendor Pam Heil, owner of Girly Bits says, "We look forward to chatting with customers and friends and reconnecting with those we have had the pleasure of meeting at previous events. We are giddy with anticipation of being surrounded by polish and polish fanatics like ourselves. I can't wait to share our newest releases and exclusive show specials. Polish Con is the perfect opportunity to try out new brands we've had our eyes on as well. This year, we are excited to share an exclusive ‘After Polish Con Coupon’ created in collaboration with other vendors for all Polish Con attendees."
The Polish Con tickets for the September 23rd event at Chicago’s Navy Pier, Festival Hall are on sale now through September 22nd, 2017 at EventBrite.com. Search for Polish Con or use the link below. The event is open to the general public from 3pm CST until 6pm CST and tickets include a Polish Con shopping bag and event brochure with vendor discounts and an after the show exclusive coupon. Early access tickets are also available.
Navy Pier, Festival Hall. 600 E Grand Ave Chicago, IL 60611
KBShimmer Launches 4 Shimmering Shades
Mystical, Magical, long sought after, KBShimmer’s newest collection consists of 4 shades all filled with a pigment dubbed Unicorn Pee in the nail polish community. This stunning pigment is a shimmer that glows a fiery copper red color, shifting based on viewing angles, to orange, green and gold. KBShimmer owner, Christy Rose says “Let’s Slang is our most requested polish since its limited release at Polish Con Chicago in 2016. Made with a discontinued pigment, we thought we would not be able to bring it back. Luckily, we were able to obtain some of this discontinued pigment, so Let’s Slang returns along with 3 shifty other shades. This pigment is magic on your fingers, and with the pigment being so rare, this is a must have collection!”
Let’s Slang – Let’s Slang is a deep midnight blue, boarding on blurple, jelly base with color shifting shimmer.
Goal Digger – Goal Digger is a deepened teal leaning green with color shifting shimmer. This polish layers well over your favorite cream, in 2 coats has a vibrant teal color, and in 3 coats it takes on a deep forest green shade
So Jelly – So Jelly is a deepened fuchsia leaning purple jelly with color shifting shimmer. This polish layers well over your favorite cream, in 2 coats has a vibrant pink ruby color, and in 3 coats it takes on a deep garnet shade.
You Dew You – Dubbed Unicorn Pee in the nail polish community, this stunning this polish has a shimmer that glows a fiery copper red color, shifting based on view angles, to orange, green and gold. You Dew You contains this magical pigment in a clear base, for layering over your favorite cream colors. Try it over Low And Be Bold or Eclipse for a unicorn worth manicure.
KBShimmer’s Unicorn Pee collection will retail for $12.00 each and be available 09/04/17 at KBShimmer.com, Amazon.com and select salons & retailers.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Afternoon (or is it evening)! School has officially been in session for a full week but I still feel like a chicken with my head cut off, running around doing errands, getting things I need for the kids and the day. When will it all end people!?!?! Oh well, this is my life. Today I have some beautiful shades to share with you from the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel line. These are fabulous polishes made to last like a gel, but no curing required. And you can remove it with regular old acetone, YES! They're the #1 No Light Gel Polish! You can pick up Sally Hansen Miracle Gel at your local drug store starting a $7.50 each. Ok, let's jump in and see the color selection I have for you!
Monday, August 28, 2017
Afternoon dears! I'm melting into a puddle here at the gymnastics center but it's all good, it's lie a workout with me even having to do anything. Haha, ok, it's not really a workout. But I swear I'm sweating just as much as when I ran in the heat this morning. You know with all the Fall stuffs coming out and me sharing those posts now I totally forgot to share this one that I did back in July. My daughter and I went to The Indie Shop San Francisco, which was mermaid themed, and I did nails to go with that theme! First off, I had a blast. I love that TIS is a smaller, personable event. I've been to 2 and even when the crowd is big and the line is long, there's still plenty of time to meet makers and other nail polish fanatics. So I'm hoping that there will be another TIS close by because I'll definitely attend again. So this mani was a fun little stamping project with KBShimmer, a Moyou London plate and Born Pretty Shop No Smudge topcoat. The No Smudge Topcoat is available HERE for $2.59. Don't forget you can save 10% using my code JTOW10. Ok, let's check out polish.
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Evening y'all! Back to the grind again tomorrow. I did noting but clean the sh*t out of my house all weekend so I am actually looking forward to Monday. I'm also getting the kids off to bed so I can watch GoT. Hopefully this isn't a spoiler at this point, but from what we saw last week we've in for a crazy dragon battle tonight. And since Winter will definitely be here, my nails are all icy with a little help from Alter Ego Rime Time. This polish is part of the September Polish Pickup, Fall Foliage & Fun. It will be available fro 9/1-9/4. Let's jump in and check it out!
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Morning! How's Saturday morning treating you? I'm being lazy and enjoying a second cup of coffee before I start working on the bedrooms...so much crap to purge out of the house. And with soccer starting up again for my kids soon I don't have much time left to tackle this task. So please be thinking of me while you read this post...and if you don't hear from me in a couple hours, send help.
So last night I shared one of the September Polish Pickup shades and today I'm back with another. Stella Chroma used a pictured from a bonfire as the inspiration for her polish, Fireside Light. You'll be able to shop this gorgeous polish when the Polish Pickup opens up on 9/1. It closes on 9/4 so don't miss your opportunity to purchase this beauty. Fireside Light will be $12. Let's jumping and check out the pictures.
Friday, August 25, 2017
Evening dears! I'm super excited for the September Polish Pickup sections! The theme is Fall Foliage & Fun and from the pictures I've seen I am going to want every polish offered. I've got a few to share with you so I'm starting with this red beauty from ellagee. It's called Ablaze and it's inspired by this amazing picture of these leaves that are so red the look like they are on fire! Anyways, if you love this polish you can only purchase it from 9/1-9/4. Let's go ahead and check out the polish!
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Morning lovelies! Hope your morning is going well. Truthfully, I'm a bit terrified for my oldest to go to Middle School today and am wondering if a smaller, Charter school might be better. I don't know...parenting didn't come with a handbook people, I can only guess what is the best thing to do. Thankfully something I don't need a handbook for is nail polish. Phew, it's so nice to get lost in gorgeous nail polish! Stella Chroma will be releasing a stunning collection on 8/31 called the Luxe Chromes collection. It's a trio of very limited edition, smooth and ultra shifty multi chromes. If you aren't quick and miss them they'll be gone! They'll be $13 each. So set your calendar for 8/31 at 8am EST. A portion of the sales will go to IGNITE, supporting young girls interested in Technology. And don't forget you can save 15% using my code MNPO. Let's jump on in and check them out.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Good evening beauties! Today has been relatively relaxing, did some paperwork, took the kids to much with my grandma, took them for haircuts. Now they're all spic and span, ready for the first day of school tomorrow. I'll try to keep my nerves pushed down about the fact that my 6th grader is going to be at a school with 399 other 6th graders. Yeah, I think it's a bit ridiculous, hopefully it's just this year while the other middle school is being transformed into a K-8. But that's not why I'm here. I'm here because I wanted to share some brand new polish with you mermaids! Are you ready for new Sea Lore Polish? The Treasures Untold Collection, LE Mermaid Bay and LE 5 Year Shellebration polishes will all be available on Saturday 8/26 at noon PST. Guys, I've been sitting on these swatches for a while and have been wanting to share them with you so bad! I'm loving the soft colors and always enjoy the ocean/sea/mermaid inspired themes. So let's jump in and see the goods!
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Good morning! It's the weekend and I'm home from our end of Summer vacation. Now I'll have to spend time playing catch-up on a few things because while we were gone my oldest missed Middle School Orientation and my littlest missed Kindergarten Roundup. Nothing major since I can turn in paperwork on Monday and assessment can happen the first day of school. Gah! I can't believe the kids go back to school in 4 days! They are a mix of excited and bummed, and I'm feeling the same. Well I sit over here moping that my days of sleeping in are numbered, let's talk about whey we're really here, nail polish. KBShimmer Hella Holo Custom nail polish to be exact. KBShimmer is making another appearance as the featured maker this year and the August contributions are stunners! I know you know the drill by know...you MUST be a member of the HHC Facebook group in order to purchase these, names are checked against the member list. So be sure to join up if you haven't already and then you can get this gorgeous trio! They are $10 each and available until the end of the month.
KBShimmer: Shop, Harlow & Co, Live Love Polish, Color4Nails, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest
Hella Holo Customs: Facebook group
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Good morning friends! Summer is winding down and I has a sad. I'm sad to not be able to head off to do fun things during the day with my kids, to get back to the grind of homework and busy after school schedules. But I'm also looking forward to having a routine and getting into the holiday season. It also means there's another Polish Con in the near future! This one will be held in Chicago on 9/23 if you hadn't heard about it yet (not sure if tickets are sold out or not so you'll have to check that out). Right now they are going through the Road To Polish Con series, polishes by makers that will be at the event, that will be available online for those who can't make it to the event. Pretty cool way to make everyone feel included. They're currently on week 7 and the polishes are only available for 1 week so you have until 8/19 to get this one. The polish I'm sharing with you today is created by Alter Ego and is called Does the Ducky Derby and you can purchase it for $10. It's pretty fabulous and unique so let's jump in to the spot and check it out. Oh I should also mention that Cynthia is including a little cardboard paper with one of her available scents on it in her packages. I received a coffee scent and found it amazing! But for those with sensitive noses, you may want to open the package in a well ventilated area or let it air out a bit before opening. Ok...let's go!
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Evening all! I'm enjoying a nice evening poolside at the hotel we are at. My kids are swimming and made a friend. I enjoyed some local wine. The soccer tournament was a bit of a bust, but hey, you can't win them all. Tonight I'm sharing more stamping with you but this time it's a magical unicorn plate! I'm sure you've seen this beauty before, it's from the Born Pretty Store and several bloggers have shared it. If you haven't seen the plate yet, you can purchase it HERE for $2.99. And don't forget you can save 10% using my code JTOW10. Ok so let's jumping and see some unicorns!
Friday, August 11, 2017
Morning lovely friends! Happy Friday! Today I'm heading out to Paso Robles for my oldest soccer tournament. I'm hoping to spend time in the pool and maybe take in a little wine tasting. What are your weekend plans? Do you travel for any of your kids sporting events? There are some that find it taxing, and at times I do too, but I also find it fun to explore different places! Well now that you know my weekend schedule let's change direction to talk about nail polish! Stella Chroma is the current featured maker in the Holo-Maniacs group and she came up with this amazing custom, Aurora Stella-ealis. Aurora Stella-ealis available to group members for $12 until 8/31. Save 15% using my code MNPO. And don't forget a porin of all sales go to the non-profit IGNITE (Inspiring Girly Now In Technology Evolution) Be sure to join the group so you can purchase this beauty!
Holo-Maniacs: Facebook Group
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Good evening beauties! I have a few posts that I've been sitting on for a while so I need to get them shared. Today has been an email sending, Internet browsing, bill paying, but parked on the couch, mindless tv on all day kind of day. I literally need 1 day a week like this because I'm always so tired from soccer, running, taking the kids places, taxi-moming, cleaning. While I wait for the husband to get home so we can have dinner I decided to continue the couch potato productivity. I've got some pretty diamond stamping to share with you! This is the shining diamond design image plate, which for some reason I can't find on the site. But I do see another plate with similar images. Anywho, you can pick up the other diamond plate HERE for $1.59. Let's check out the pictures!
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Good evening beauties! I meant to post this earlier in the evening but we spent time hanging out in the backyard, enjoying time laughing with the kids and talking. Then we moved to the front yard to admire our new landscaping. As you can guess, time got away from me. So this here's a post for you night owls. Hopefully on the West Coast because it's super late over on the East Coast now. So this is the new collection from Different Dimension. It's a transitional collection, meant to help ease us into Fall. I don't know what the rest of the country is like, but Fall here in California is hot. I'm still in t-shirts and flip flops until Halloween! The Wild Spirit Trio are perfect colors for this time of year...end of Summer, not really wanting to wear neons, but not cool enough for dark and vampy shades yet either. The Wild Spirit Trio will be available on 8/12 at 9am EST. The polishes will be $12 each. Alrighty then, let's jump in and check them out!