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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Thursday, July 7, 2016

NYC Show Time Lip Balm swatches

NYC Show Time Lip Balm 
Left: In Vogue Red 
Right: Modern Coral 
In summer my lips always tend to get a bit chapped- probably from all the time we spend outside. I have been trying these two shades out for a few weeks, and these lips balms have really helped my lips feel so much better! Even after the color wears off my lips still feel hydrated. I do wish they had an SPF in them, but for times when you are not out in the sun, these are a perfect wash of color.

They are quite sheer and give just a hint of color. They do have a light cherry scent, and the smell reminded me of some of the balms I wore as a teenager- fun!


NEW NYC NEW YORK COLOR SHOW TIME LIP BALM

·      The NYC Show Time Lip Balm is caring, yet oh-so trendy. It works to keep you super moisturized and includes Vitamin C. Care for your lips but with style!
·      Provides sheer color and care while helping minimizing lip chapping and cracking by providing immediate moisture
·      Available in Cool Nude, Trendy Peach, Popular Pink, Fashionable Fucshia, In Vogue Red and Modern Coral
·      Retails for $1.99



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Monday, July 4, 2016

Fourth of July Mani: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Off With Her Red!

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Off With Her Red!
2 coats

Isn't this a perfect Fourth of July color???? Love this classic red shade so much! This shade is almost a one-coater, but I did two to get complete even opaque coverage. 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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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

OPI Show Us Your Tips!

 OPI Show Us Your Tips!
2 coats
from the OPI New Orleans Collection

I got a super surprising coupon for $10 off a $10 purchase at Ulta, so I dashed down and spent a fair amount of time choosing a color from the New Orleans collection. Show Us Your Tips! looked pretty unique, so into my pretty little hands it went.

And I really like it! 3 coats would have probably given better coverage, but I was happy with 2 so I stopped there. It's a shimmery periwinkle, which is one of my favorite colors so I'm super happy with my choice!



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Friday, June 24, 2016

OPI When Monkeys Fly

OPI When Monkeys Fly
one coat over OPI Don't Burst My Bubble

When Monkeys Fly 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. It has several sizes of silver holographic glitter.

When this collection came out, there was some serious drama over this glitter shade.... most people found that the larger hex glitter would not lay flat against the nail- the term is "taco glitter" and people were seriously irate. I ordered the whole collection right when it came out back in 2013, and am excited to see that 3 years later, the taco problem isn't an issue with my bottle! I have read others have had the same result- I guess the suspension base softened the glitter over time. Good things come to those who wait I guess. :-)



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Thursday, June 23, 2016

OPI Don't Burst My Bubble

OPI Don't Burst My Bubble
4 coats (OMG so many coats!)

Don't Burst My Bubble 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 light, milky pink that has a jelly-like consistency. I tried to stop at 3 coats, but coverage was not at all even, so I added a 4th to try to get it opaque, and NOPE. It's better, but still not completely even if you look close.

Still, it's a nice palate cleanser, and looks really nice with my skin tone.



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