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.



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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.



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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.


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Monday, August 8, 2016

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Ba-Bloom

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Ba-Bloom
2 coats

I love love love this shade! Look at that gorgeous gold shimmer! They describe it as "shimmer-infused bright coral" and I think that's very fitting. 

FLORAL FABULOUS: INTRODUCING THE LIMITED EDITION
SALLY HANSEN MIRACLE GEL™ “SECRET GARDEN” COLLECTION

Embrace the power of the flower with new botanically beautiful shades available in Miracle Gel™ duo packs for Summer 2016.

Cultivate your collection with nature’s most vivid hues! This season, the prettiest finishing touch to your summer wardrobe is a posy-pretty manicure you can do at home. Sally Hansen Miracle Gel is the revolutionary #1 zero light gel system that is more chip-resistant than regular nail polish – the next best thing to a salon gel manicure! Keep nails abloom with these six fresh-from-the-garden hues, including three new limited edition summer-ready shades. Each shade is accompanied by our Miracle Gel™ Top Coat in a duo pack for 2X the volume.

How to Use: An innovative development in nail color, Sally Hansen Miracle Gel™ is a two-step, no light gel manicure system; simply apply the Miracle Gel™ color of your choice, then follow with the Miracle Gel™ Top Coat for volume and high gloss, mirror shine. The polish is cured by natural light, so there's no need for a UV or LED lamp. Enjoy up to 14 days of color and shine, and then easily remove with regular nail polish remover – no soaking necessary!

Price & Availability: The Sally Hansen Miracle Gel™ “Secret Garden” Collection will be available at drugstores nationwide beginning July 2016 for $14.99 per duo pack. 



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Friday, August 5, 2016

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Freesia Your Mind

 Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Freesia Your Mind
2 coats

Isn't this a gorgeous summer pink? They describe it as " lush, berry pink" and I think that's very fitting. This was almost a one-coater. I added a second, but I really don't think I needed to.

FLORAL FABULOUS: INTRODUCING THE LIMITED EDITION
SALLY HANSEN MIRACLE GEL™ “SECRET GARDEN” COLLECTION

Embrace the power of the flower with new botanically beautiful shades available in Miracle Gel™ duo packs for Summer 2016.

Cultivate your collection with nature’s most vivid hues! This season, the prettiest finishing touch to your summer wardrobe is a posy-pretty manicure you can do at home. Sally Hansen Miracle Gel is the revolutionary #1 zero light gel system that is more chip-resistant than regular nail polish – the next best thing to a salon gel manicure! Keep nails abloom with these six fresh-from-the-garden hues, including three new limited edition summer-ready shades. Each shade is accompanied by our Miracle Gel™ Top Coat in a duo pack for 2X the volume.

How to Use: An innovative development in nail color, Sally Hansen Miracle Gel™ is a two-step, no light gel manicure system; simply apply the Miracle Gel™ color of your choice, then follow with the Miracle Gel™ Top Coat for volume and high gloss, mirror shine. The polish is cured by natural light, so there's no need for a UV or LED lamp. Enjoy up to 14 days of color and shine, and then easily remove with regular nail polish remover – no soaking necessary!

Price & Availability: The Sally Hansen Miracle Gel™ “Secret Garden” Collection will be available at drugstores nationwide beginning July 2016 for $14.99 per duo pack. 



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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Can't Beet Royalty

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Can't Beet Royalty
2 coats

Swoon... what a great fall color! Can't Beet Royalty looks more maroon indoors, but definitely pulls red outdoors in the sun. I always love this line- the brush is so perfectly shaped.


SALLY HANSEN LAUNCHES “ROYAL SPLENDOR” MIRACLE GEL™ COLLECTION

Introducing 7 new monarch-magnificent shades to the Miracle Gel lineup 

Give your nails the royal treatment! Sally Hansen Miracle Gel will keep your manicure looking majestic with up to 14 days of color and shine. The revolutionary, #1 zero light gel manicure system boasts seven new splendid hues in its “Royal Splendor” collection. The Miracle Gel™ 2X Volume Top Coat must be used in tandem with the Miracle Gel shades to experience the long-lasting benefits of its no-light curing technology.

The “Royal Splendor” collection features seven new regal shades:

      Plush Blush This powder pink features a Hall Of Mirrors-esque iridescence
      Frill Seeker Stop searching, you’ve arrived at the perfect resplendent, creamy-peach shade
      Regal Rosé Wine and dine — or let them eat cake — in a sparkling pale peony
      Mauve-olous Take the throne in this beige-tinged medium-pink tone
      Off with her Red! Hold court with this vibrant, true red
      Can’t Beet Royalty Bring it to the boudoir in this rich maroon
      Prince Char-mint A refreshingly Versailles-worthy pale verdant hue

When applied over the Miracle Gel shades, the Miracle Gel Top Coat volumizes as it protects – more chip-resistant than regular nail polish! Once applied, this gel top coat provides a high-gloss finish and mirror shine. The result: The look of a gel manicure at home, without the trip to a salon! Miracle Gel's two-step application is super-simple. First, apply two thin coats of Miracle Gel color to clean, bare nails. Then, apply one coat of the Miracle Gel Top Coat. Natural light cures the polish, yielding a manicure that resembles a UV / LED cured gel polish. It removes easily with regular nail polish remover.

Price & Availability: The Miracle Gel Royal Splendor Collection, SRP $9.99 each, hits shelves beginning July 2016.


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Friday, July 8, 2016

OPI I Theodora You

OPI I Theodora You
3 coats

I Theadora You is from OPI's Soft Shades Collection for 2013 called "Oz The Great And Powerful Collection". It was released to go along with Disney's Oz The Great And Powerful movie that came out in March of that year.

Don't Burst My Bubble is a baby pink. I stopped at 3 coats, but 4 would have probably given more opaque coverage.



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