Monday, September 26, 2016

OPI DS Exclusive

OPI DS Exclusive
2 coats

Hello Holo! I know I've said before that OPI's Designer Series shades are some of my favorites, but Exclusive is my most favorite. It's a showstopper and guaranteed to be a fabulous mani. Love love love this one!



Pin It!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Metallic Shades from the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel collection

With fall right around the corner, its time to channel your inner rockstar and and go a little wild for the new season—with the beautiful metallic shades in the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel collection, you can instantly rock out!

Game of Chromes
2 coats

Game of Chromes is a gorgeous gold.... application was flawless- I could have probably gotten away with one coat, but I did two for pics.

Rock On
2 coats

Rock On is unique to my collection- it is a silver metallic with tiny black glitters. Glitter placement was super easy- no fiddling required.

Stilettos & Studs
2 coats

Stilettos & Studs is a gorgeous steel grey with some really pretty shimmer- click the pic to enlarge and you'll see them- they're there!



Pin It!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Formula X for Sephora in Spectrum

Formula X for Sephora in Spectrum
2 coats
from the Spring 2014 Liquid Crystals collection

2 coats of Spectrum is a bit sheer- you can see my nail line a bit. A third coat would have most likely helped it be more opaque, but I wasn't bothered too much.



Pin It!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Sally Hansen: Big Shiny Top Coat and Big Matte Top Coat

 GET BIG RESULTS FOR YOUR NAIL COLOR AND ART
WITH SALLY HANSEN® 
BIG SHINY TOP COAT™ AND BIG MATTE TOP COAT™
 
THINK: Mani must-haves for all nail lovers.
 
WHAT THEY ARE: Brilliant high gloss shine or extreme matte finish to boost your latest look. Sally Hansen®  Big Shiny Top Coat™ and Big Matte Top Coat™ enhance, compliment, and protect your favorite nail creations from fading and losing their look. With these Top Coats you canamp up stylish 3-D textures, intricate designs, and precision stripes, apply over any Sally Hansen®  nail color and even bare nails for an ultra-quick-drying layer of shine or matte effect along with nail-strengthening protection. Giving your nail color different looks with just a stroke of these top coats.

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Pacific Blue (2 coats)
topped with Sally Hansen Big Shiny Top Coat

Big Shiny Top Coat™: This innovative formula is fortified with an Acrylic Polymer Complex to help give your manicure a high shine and gel-like finish that dries in less than 60 seconds. The top coat applies smoothly evenly for easy application and brushes on without damaging nail art or smearing nail polish, making it the perfect enhancement and top seal for any manicure or a glossy polish for bare nails. Double UV filters also shield your manicure from fading and discoloring, so your nails look better longer.

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Pacific Blue (2 coats)
topped with Sally Hansen Big Matte Top Coat

Big Matte Top Coat™: Transform a glossy manicure of any color into a velvety matte for an edgy, unexpected finish. Containing a mattifying Silica agent, the formula brushes on glossy before instantly drying to a matte top sealant. The smooth top coat applies evenly and easily and dries with lightning speed without smudging nail art or other special effect nail polishes and can also be applied to bare nails for an extreme matte look with a silky finish.

WHAT THEY COST: $5.99 


Pin It!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Dermelect Diggin' You

2 coats
from the Fall 2016 'Me' Unearthed Collection

I am so ready for fall and this is a perfect fall, mushroom-y shade! Two coats gave perfect even coverage.

Fall into the Essence of Nature with
Dermelect Cosmeceuticals’ ‘ME’ Unearthed Collection


Bringing to life a palette of modern earth tones that evoke the rich, diverse hues found in nature, Dermelect Cosmeceuticals’ brand new ‘ME’ 2016 Unearthed Collection features six vibrant shades that marry the beauty of Mother Nature with the opulence of high fashion runway trends. 

"The Unearthed Collection was inspired by the colors of the season, which are drawn from various elements of nature, including lava, copper, soil and bright foliage,” said Elle, Celebrity Nail Tech and Dermelect Color Curator. “Our palette is meant to awaken a new appreciation for nature’s unparalleled beauty by delivering modern earth tones that are equally varied in color and texture yet come together to create unexpected synergy.”

Beyond imparting gorgeous, long-lasting color on nails and toes, Dermelect’s Unearthed Collection gives back to the earth its drawn inspiration from by partnering with the non-profit Trees for the Future (trees.org). The brand has committed to plant one, new tree for every polish sold from the collection through April 2017 with a minimum donation of 10,000 trees planted. Trees for the Future improves the livelihoods of impoverished farmers by revitalizing degraded lands and planting over 128 million trees over the world to help people break out of poverty and address the global environment.

“Trees for the Future is thrilled to partner with Dermelect,” said John Leary, Executive Director of Trees for the Future. “We applaud Dermelect for their commitment to making this planet a more beautiful place.”

Boasting richly pigmented formulas with Dermelect’s signature keratin protein peptide to strengthen nails and extend the life of the manicure, the Fall 2016 Unearthed Collection offers six gorgeous color formulations:

Nobody’s Fool - Chrome Marigold
To The Core - Russet Copper
Magmatized - Fiery Red
What a Gem - Shimmery Pale Quartz
Diggin’ You - Crème Burnt Umber
Verdure - Lush Hunter Green

                                           
HOW IT WORKS: The first coat instantly bonds to the nail, while the second fuses with the base coat to create a flexible web of color that resists chipping and improves brittleness. The key ingredient, Keratin Protein Peptide, is extracted from New Zealand sheep’s wool and works to help strengthen the nails.
                                                                 
DONATION INFO: For every polish in the Fall 2016 Unearthed Collection that’s sold through April 2017, Dermelect will plant one, new tree through the non-profit, Trees for the Future. Dermelect has committed to a donation of 10,000 trees planted.
                                                                             
BENEFITS

Strengthens weak, brittle nails                                                                        
Restores nail flexibility
Helps nails resist chipping and splitting
Water and detergent resistant
Protects against UV rays
Provides long-lasting, high shine and bold color
Cruelty FREE: no animal testing ever
5-FREE: Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP, Camphor and Toluene FREE

Dermelect’s ‘ME’ 2016 Unearthed Collection, will be available in September for $14.00 each and as a set for $29.00 on www.dermelect.com.



Pin It!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Dermelect Magmatized

2 coats
from the Fall 2016 'Me' Unearthed Collection

This red went on almost effortlessly! It was almost a one-coater, but I did two for complete, even coverage.

Fall into the Essence of Nature with
Dermelect Cosmeceuticals’ ‘ME’ Unearthed Collection


Bringing to life a palette of modern earth tones that evoke the rich, diverse hues found in nature, Dermelect Cosmeceuticals’ brand new ‘ME’ 2016 Unearthed Collection features six vibrant shades that marry the beauty of Mother Nature with the opulence of high fashion runway trends. 

"The Unearthed Collection was inspired by the colors of the season, which are drawn from various elements of nature, including lava, copper, soil and bright foliage,” said Elle, Celebrity Nail Tech and Dermelect Color Curator. “Our palette is meant to awaken a new appreciation for nature’s unparalleled beauty by delivering modern earth tones that are equally varied in color and texture yet come together to create unexpected synergy.”

Beyond imparting gorgeous, long-lasting color on nails and toes, Dermelect’s Unearthed Collection gives back to the earth its drawn inspiration from by partnering with the non-profit Trees for the Future (trees.org). The brand has committed to plant one, new tree for every polish sold from the collection through April 2017 with a minimum donation of 10,000 trees planted. Trees for the Future improves the livelihoods of impoverished farmers by revitalizing degraded lands and planting over 128 million trees over the world to help people break out of poverty and address the global environment.

“Trees for the Future is thrilled to partner with Dermelect,” said John Leary, Executive Director of Trees for the Future. “We applaud Dermelect for their commitment to making this planet a more beautiful place.”

Boasting richly pigmented formulas with Dermelect’s signature keratin protein peptide to strengthen nails and extend the life of the manicure, the Fall 2016 Unearthed Collection offers six gorgeous color formulations:

Nobody’s Fool - Chrome Marigold
To The Core - Russet Copper
Magmatized - Fiery Red
What a Gem - Shimmery Pale Quartz
Diggin’ You - Crème Burnt Umber
Verdure - Lush Hunter Green

                                           
HOW IT WORKS: The first coat instantly bonds to the nail, while the second fuses with the base coat to create a flexible web of color that resists chipping and improves brittleness. The key ingredient, Keratin Protein Peptide, is extracted from New Zealand sheep’s wool and works to help strengthen the nails.
                                                                 
DONATION INFO: For every polish in the Fall 2016 Unearthed Collection that’s sold through April 2017, Dermelect will plant one, new tree through the non-profit, Trees for the Future. Dermelect has committed to a donation of 10,000 trees planted.
                                                                             
BENEFITS

Strengthens weak, brittle nails                                                                        
Restores nail flexibility
Helps nails resist chipping and splitting
Water and detergent resistant
Protects against UV rays
Provides long-lasting, high shine and bold color
Cruelty FREE: no animal testing ever
5-FREE: Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP, Camphor and Toluene FREE

Dermelect’s ‘ME’ 2016 Unearthed Collection, will be available in September for $14.00 each and as a set for $29.00 on www.dermelect.com.



Pin It!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Play! by Sephora- July 2016

Play! by Sephora- July 2016

I'd been on the waiting list for Play! by Sephora for quite some time..... I was surprised that I hadn't gotten in since I have been a VIB for a few years, and was actually Rouge level last year. At some point I must have put my secondary email address on the list as well, because I got an email at that address that I was in. Note: It was an email address that I'd never even placed a Sephora order from- so strange! But I went ahead and subscribed.

And.... I'm a little disappointed! For $10, I hoped to get more products that I had been wanting to try.

Here's what was included and my opinion:

  • beautyblender blotterazzi- This was the one product I was excited to get- it's a blotting sponge to use during the day rather than add more powder when you are oily.
  • NEST Citrine- I don't wear a lot of fragrance because I tend to get headaches from most.
  • Ouai Wave Spray- My hair has natural wave but I prefer to blow it straight. When I've tried wave sprays in the past I haven't been happy with the results so I probably won't try this.
  • Benefit Cosmetics Dew the Hoola Soft Matte Liquid Bronzer- I'm not a fan of liquid bronzers.
  • First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser- I have tried this and don't feel like it gets my face clean enough.
  • Smash Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer- I tend to get breakouts when I use a primer and I have tried this one and didn't care for it.
So.... I'll give it one more try and then most likely cancel if I don't have better luck. I still think it's strange my established Sephora email address hasn't gotten an invitation.


Pin It!