February 27, 2017

Prep for Spring with Sally Hansen, Rimmel, and Jergens!


 *Sent for review*

Are you ready for spring? I know I am! We've had a few days of beautiful spring-like weather here recently and I know it'll get cold again, but it gives me hope for the coming season. Today I have a great bunch of products to make you feel like spring is coming, even if it might not be yet where you live. These were promoted originally as Valentine's Day products, but after playing around with them for awhile, I think they are perfect for those first days of balmy warm weather!  Sally Hansen Berry Smooth is the perfect pop of bright pink and reminds me of bright flowers starting to bloom. Berry Smooth is a fuchsia pink creme with a touch of a blue-leaning base.


This is two easy coats of Berry Smooth. It was effortless to apply and nicely opaque. I used the Sally Hansen Color Therapy Top Coat to finish the look. The top coat is really shiny and dries super fast, all the things I want in a top coat!



Sally Hansen Red-y to Glow is a beautiful true red jelly. It's nice and juicy and also has that great balance of being bright, yet also rich looking. The jelly finish is so light and airy feeling, ahhhh!


This is also two coats with the same easy application as Berry Smooth. The top coat adds that megawatt shine that really makes jelly finish polishes pop. I think these Sally Hansen Color Therapy polishes are really excellent and perfect for reviving dried out winter nails. According to Sally Hansen, they have an "argan oil-enriched formula, resulting in intensive nourishment and instant moisture for healthier-looking nails". After wearing one of these for a few days last week, I did notice  my nails were less dry and felt stronger because of the additional moisture.



Sally Hansen Red-ience is my favorite kind of red creme- a bright orange-y red, like poppies in a garden. This kind of orange red just screams spring to me, warm weather seems closer when I wear this color! I'm putting this on my toes ASAP.


Two easy coats again, nice smooth formula. This formula and the accompanying top coat really seem to mask my nail imperfections for a great flawless look.



Rimmel has a new lip gloss called Oh My Gloss! Oil Tint that is absolutely perfect for spring! Both of these glosses went straight into my purse after I tried them for the first time and they have been there ever since. Rimmel says this gloss is "an innovative tint-in-oil gloss formula that’s packed with a blend of four precious oils" and that "the ingenious tint-in-oil system fuses pure pigments onto the lips for a radiant splash of juicy color. The formulation also features a shine flex polymer for a dazzling glossy finish". I guess it's the four precious oils, but these are the best feeling glosses I have tried, possibly ever. I have an extensive lip gloss collection from mid to high end brands (including MAC, NARS, YSL, Chanel, Bite Beauty, etc.) and these feel more comfortable than many of my higher end glosses.


These glosses are meant to be sheer and I like that for spring. As the weather gets warm, I am done with the heavy, opaque mattes of winter. These are fun fresh pops of sheer color. Above, I am wearing Rimmel Master Pink, a pale candy pink. Below, I have on Rimmel Pop Poppy. I think coral pink Pop Poppy is my favorite of the two, but I really love them both. They settle into lip lines a bit, especially if you apply too much, but that's the only downside I can find to them. They both leave behind a bit of a stain even after the gloss fades. For $5.99, these are fantastic and I am going to hunt down a few more colors!


I have been a fan of the regular Jergens Natural Glow for years. My skin is a sickly shade of "ghost', especially after a long winter indoors, and I don't tan naturally. So I rely on products like Jergens Natural Glow for a bit of color (and to make sure my legs don't match my white socks...). This was my first time trying Jergens Natural Glow 3 Days to Glow and I am hooked! A couple of hours after my first application, I noticed a hint of color, just something to take the blinding glow of pale snow white away. Then after 3 applications, I had a nice hint of a tan, but nothing orange or fake looking. The fact that this develops gradually after 3 or more applications means there are no streaks- just smooth natural-looking color. The telltale "self-tanner" odor was also significantly less with this product than any other tanner I have used. I will definitely be purchasing Jergens 3 Days to Glow for the upcoming warmer months! 


All of these great products that will help you get in the mood for spring (regardless of whether spring is coming up soon for you or not) are available now at a drugstore near you! Who doesn't need a bright pop of red or fuchsia polish on your toes, a new coral gloss and a fresh faux tan after the slog of winter?!

February 24, 2017

Lynnderella Friday, Vol. 71!

 *Sent for review*

It's a pretty Lynnderella Friday today, with lots of sparkle! Let's kick it off with Lynnderella Rainbow Smiley, a silver holographic microglitter with silver holo accent glitters and sparse silver holo smiley face glitters. Each bottle comes with a whole container of loose silver holo smileys, so you can add as many as you like to your mani. This is crazy sparkly in person, the holo is insane in the sun! It practically glows!



This is three thin coats of Rainbow Smiley. It was pretty sheer on the first coat, but built up nicely. You may be able to use it as a topper with one thin coat as well. I used two layers of top coat for glossy smoothness. I applied the smileys from the container of loose glitter for this mani, I avoided getting any of the smileys from the polish on purpose. My nails are pretty short right now and I wanted to be able to place these large glitters.



Lynnderella Invinciblue is a denim blue shimmer with holographic microflecks, and green and pink shimmer. Lynnderella described this color as a cobalt blue, but I found it to be a little lighter than cobalt, like a deep cornflower. The holo flecks are so pretty and very plentiful.




This is two easy coats. It was nice and shiny with just one layer of top coat. The formula was great!


Both of the beauties are available at http://stores.ebay.com/lynnderella-lynnderella. For more Lynnderellas, check out lynnderella.com and Lynnderella on Amazon.

February 22, 2017

Newness from Rimmel and Sally Hansen for Spring!!

MAGNIF’EYE YOUR EYE-LOOKS
ALL-IN-ONE PALETTE FOR NATURAL TO KNOCK-OUT EYE-LOOKS
Rimmel Introduces New Magnif’Eyes Eye Contouring Palette:
12-Pan All-in-One Eyeshadow, Liner & Highlighter Kit

Get ready to take your eye-look from day to night! Rimmel introduces new Magnif’Eyes Eye Contouring Palette, a twelve-pan all-in-one pressed eyeshadow, liner and highlighter kit. Now it’s easy to create endless contoured eye-looks, just like a beauty pro.

Rimmel has put everything you need for multi-dimensional eye looks in one handy kit. A spectrum of stay-true shades with a soft, double-ended applicator.
The line-up is a mix of twelve high-shimmer and matte shadows, which offers the perfect complementary colour range for infinite creations. Sculpt, shade and define your eyes to create day to night, and nude to daring looks. The beautifully blendable, ultra-smooth powder can be used on the lid, in the crease of the eye and as a liner to enhance and magnif’eye your eye color and shape. The non-crease, non-fade formula has serious staying power for eyes with lasting impact.

With three on-trend shade combos to choose from, there’s a kit for every Rimmel girl:
Keep Calm & Wear Goldoffers a molten mix of gold and copper hues with pale taupes to highlight and rich coffee and grey blue colors to define. Ideal for an edgy-elegant daytime eye. Or build-up the drama to create shimmering party looks.


London Nudes Calling spans an array of warm blush tones from beige through tawny to taupe to rust and plum. It’s easy to create a multitude of wear-anywhere nude eye-looks that look natural or intense. 


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Grunge Glamour is the perfect palette for a sultry smokey eye. Neutral greys and browns are set against fierce, bronze and pewter hues for irresistible eyes. Be as subtle or as bold as you dare.



Presented in a chic transparent case, Magnif’Eyes Eyeshadow Palette has a contemporary look. The lid is see-through to reveal the full array of shades inside as well as two duo sponge applicators.
Get creative! Design limitless eye-looks to take you from day to night with a single kit, with Magnif’Eyes Eyeshadow Palette. Get the London look. 

Price: $7.99



 BOHEMIAN BLOOMS: SALLY HANSEN LAUNCHES LIMITED EDITION MIRACLE GEL™ “FESTIVAL FLORAL” COLLECTION

Get festival-ready with these new Miracle Gel™ shades for Spring 2017

Take your dreamy aesthetic to your nails! This Spring, the prettiest finishing touch to your wardrobe is a playful, floral manicure you can do at home. Sally Hansen Miracle Gel is the revolutionary #1 no light gel system that is more chip-resistant than regular nail polish – it’s the next best thing to a salon gel manicure! Keep nails free-spirited with these eight festival-inspired shades.

The “Festival Floral” color collection:



Lilac Insomniac (new shade) – You won’t lose sleep over this taupe-tinged violet shade

Make Me Mauve (new shade) – Dance the night away in this deep, bright mauve

Aqua Chakra (new shade) – Get centered in a tempered turquoise

Birthday Suit – Celebrate in a neutral, complementary nude tone


Pink Cadillaquer – Be your vibrant self in this poppy pink hue


Red Eye – Get ready to bloom with this fresh geranium red


An innovative and award-winning development in nail color, Sally Hansen Miracle Gel™ is a two-step, no light gel manicure system; simply apply two coats of the Miracle Gel™ color of your choice, then follow with the Miracle Gel™ Top Coat. The polish is cured by natural light, so you can get the same volume and high gloss, mirror shine without the use of a UV lamp. Enjoy up to 14 days of color and shine, and then easily remove with regular nail polish remover – no soaking necessary! Sold in Duo Packs with top coat.

Price: $14.99

February 21, 2017

Zoya Charming Collection Pre-Order Deal Available Now!!


Get the complete 6 piece Charming set for $40
plus Free Shipping and the NEW lipstick, Violette.
Use Code: SPRING
Valid: NOW - 2/28/17 
Shipping: 3/1/17 
  
Open to US and Canada only.

February 20, 2017

My Picks from Dreamland Lacquer Valentine Power Ballads Collection!

*Purchased by me*

Ugh, Monday is here again! I hope I can make it better for you with some pretty pictures! Dreamland Lacquer offered a pre-order back in January for a lovely four piece Valentine's Day offering, the Power Ballads collection. How could I not snap up this gorgeous purple with hot pink shimmer? Dreamland Lacquer The Search Is Over is a red-purple jelly with the infamous Unicorn Pee pigment. This pink-gold shimmer packs real pow in this polish (holy alliteration Batman!), it is definitely not hidden shimmer by any means. The search is really over for the most stunning warm purple with shimmer!




This is three coats of The Search Is Over. I can still see some VNL in really bright lighting, but it's so beautiful I just don't even care. Application was excellent, this polish has a lovely consistency.



Dreamland Lacquer Alone is a deep red wine jelly with holo microglitter and iridescent microglitter. The iridescent glitter is really shifty, it presents a lot of different colors! I am wearing Alone as my full mani right now, and it's really pretty to look at in different lighting. The glitters look like burning embers under red glass or something, very cool.



This is two coats. Application was nice and easy. I used one layer of top coat and it was pretty smooth. If you wanted it to be 100% glossy and smooth, you might need a second layer of top coat. Dreamland Lacquers don't wear very long on me personally, I guess the base doesn't like my personal nail chemistry, but I know many people get great wear from them. I continue to buy them because they're beautiful!


These polishes are not currently available, but they will be available for purchase fairly soon! Check Dreamland Lacquer out on Facebook for information on when you can order these beauties.

February 17, 2017

Lynnderella Friday, Vol. 70!

 *Sent for review*

Happy Friday, we almost made it to the weekend! Today I have Lynnderella Dreamy McDreamy from the new Grey's Anatomy collection. Dreamy McDreamy is described as a "deep periwinkle blue shimmerella with subtle holographic nanoglitter accents and multishimmer". I am always a sucker for anything in the periwinkle lavender range and the holo glitter in this is beautiful! In some lighting, this looks deeper and more purple-y and in others a bit more pastel and dainty.



This is two easy coats. Application was smooth and easy. I used one layer of top coat and it was perfectly glossy.



Lynnderella Dreamy McDreamy is available in the Lynnderella eBay store. More beautiful Lynnderellas are available at lynnderella.com and the new Amazon store!

February 14, 2017

Happy Vapid Valentine's Day!!

*Purchased by me*

Happy Valentine's Day!! I don't typically do many Valentine's Day manicures, it's just not my favorite holiday. But I recently got Vapid Lacquer Hard Candy and happened to have these What's Up Nails heart vinyls, so I figured I should put them to good use! Vapid Hard Candy is a gorgeous hot pink metallic with lots of scattered holographic particles. The base color just glows with beautiful shimmer and then the holo particles on top are so pretty! 


The accent nail here is OPI Pink Friday with the What's Up Nails heart vinyls. They came out great except for the one on the bottom, that's kind of a mutated heart for some reason LOL. These vinyls are pretty easy to use, except I did have a hard time getting all of the solid hearts out of the stencil portion, even with tweezers.


This is three thin coats of Vapid Hard Candy, it's pretty opaque though, so two coats should be fine. I am loving this color!! The formula is great, very smooth and easy to apply. I used one layer of top coat and it is nice and glossy.


Vapid Hard Candy is currently sold out, but hopefully Krys will bring it back at some point. Keep an eye on http://vapid.mybigcommerce.com for restock dates. The heart vinyls are available on What's Up Nails. What's Up Nails also has a great selection of St. Patrick's Day nail art supplies, I have my eye on a few things!