December 2, 2016

Lynnderella Friday, Vol. 62!


*Sent for review*

Welcome back to Lynnderella Friday!! It feels like a long time since we had one of these, it's really just two weeks, but I guess a lot has happened in two weeks. For one thing, it is now DECEMBER 🎄🎄🎄!!!!!! I don't know about you, but I am listening to Christmas music galore and doing my first Christmas mani tonight. I even have one Lynnderella Advent polish for you later in this post! But first up, we have the amazing Lynnderella Hyperple, a saturated blue violet purple microglitter. Lynnderella says this contains "violet microglitter, purple microflakes and a pinch of rainbow dust in a violet base". So sparkly!!



This is two easy coats of Hyperperple. It has a great consistency and was very opaque. I really didn't even do any clean up here either! It feels nice and smooth with just one layer of top coat. This last picture really shows off the sparkle best!



Lynnderella Champagne Sugar is the perfect shimmer topper for this time of year. This delicate wash of sugary shimmer contains "pink, yellow, green, aqua, cyan, blue and violet multishimmer", so it looks slightly different depending on your current lighting situation.  This will look great over reds, greens, or any other colors!


 This is just one coat of Champagne Sugar over OPI Madam President. It was easy to apply and had nice coverage in one coat. It is smooth, not at all textured feeling, since it is just shimmer. No glitter needed for this sparkle!



Now we get to the first Lynnderella Advent polish I received this year- Lynnderella 12-6-16 Noelerella! This year, Lynnderella is releasing the Advents a bit early, in hopes that the purchaser will have the polish by the day on the label. I think that is fun, so you can actually wear your Advent polish on it's proper day! Noelerella is a "sheer shimmerella topper with cyan, pink, green and blue multishimmer. Accented with silver holographic nanoglitter". This is a really beautiful snow-like shimmer that has a lot of dimension. It looks different depending on the light and also depending on what, if anything, it is layered over.


This is three thin coats of Noelerella alone. You can see it is a bit sheer still, but wearable and very pretty alone. It applies well, just make sure you let each coat dry before applying the next so that is doesn't look uneven.



 I also did one coat of Noelerella over OPI Danke Shiny Red. It looks amazing this way!! The red base really brings out the holo sparkle of Noelerella. I really want to try this over a soft white next time. I think it will look like sparkling snow!



These beauties are all available on http://stores.ebay.com/lynnderella-lynnderella now! For more Lynnderella polishes, check out lynnderella.com.

November 29, 2016

Dr.'s Remedy Fresh Start Collection for Fall 2016!

*Sent for review*

Dr.'s Remedy has three lovely new cremes and I have swatches of them for you today! First up is Dr.'s Remedy AMITY Amethyst, a smoky purple creme. This is one of those purples that has a good amount of taupe-y-ness to it and feels like a neutral with an edge. It's more exciting than a standard neutral, but is still appropriate for a wide variety of situations and some work place environments as well. This is a great color year round, but I especially like it for the winter months. It makes me feel cozy!


This is two super easy coats. AMITY Amethyst is so pigmented, you could most likely do just one coat, depending on your application. It was perfectly self-leveling and has a great smooth formula. I used one coat of Dr.'s Remedy top coat, but it was shiny enough on it's own.



Dr.'s Remedy KINETIC Khaki is a taupe creme with hints of green and gray. This is pretty much my perfect taupe creme. It's in that mystery zone- is it gray? Is it greenish? It's a really great neutral with some interest.



This is also two coats and again, if you do thicker coats, you could possibly get away with one coat. Application was a breeze. I used Dr.'s Remedy top coat for that extra shine, but again, it was fairly shiny alone.



 Lastly, we have a great shade for autumn and the coming holiday season, Dr.'s Remedy ALTRUISTIC Auburn. This rusty red creme reminds me of old tobacco barns here in CT. It's very warm and has both burnt orange and rust red tones. In person, I think it's a little more murky/dusty feeling than it comes across in these pictures. It has a more earthy feel.


 Two easy coats again! These really have a great formula and are so pleasant to work with.


Dr.'s Remedy polishes are 5-free and contain a special blend of ingredients to promote nail health. They are available on http://www.remedynails.com.

November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

*Polishes sent for review, vinyls purchased by me*

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my U.S. readers! I hope you have a wonderful day and spend quality time with friends and family. Despite having some super nubs right now, I wanted to show you my Thanksgiving mani. The base is Zoya Flynn and I used Vibrant Vinyls leaf vinyls on two accent nails. The leaf colors are Zoya Autumn (copper), Zoya Ash (red), and Zoya Yara (green).




I really love Thanksgiving, as it signals the start of the holiday season!! 💛💛

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November 23, 2016

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Swatches!

*Sent for review*

Hi everyone! Happy day before Thanksgiving to all of my US friends, hope you are getting ready for a great meal with family and/or friends tomorrow. Today I have some swatches of two of the new Sally Hansen Color Therapy polishes. Sally Hansen says that the Color Therapy polishes contain a "patented micro-delivery system that delivers an argan oil-enriched formula, resulting in intensive nourishment and instant moisture for healthier-looking nails". You are not supposed to use base coat, so that the argan oil complex can get to your nails, but there is a top coat to go along with these. The first Color Therapy polish I tried was Sally Hansen Glow with the Flow. Glow with the Flow is a gorgeous rose gold shimmer. It is the perfect combo of gold, copper and rose and will likely flatter most skin tones. 



 This is two easy coats of Glow with the Flow. You could most likely just do one coat, it was very pigmented. In the pictures, you can see some brushstrokes, but I didn't notice them in person. Remember last week when I said I had this crazy busy weekend at the regional championships for Irish dance? Well, I wore Glow with the Flow for the whole competition. Typically over that weekend, I have to either redo my nails or fix them a bit on Saturday night. It just seems like it's very hard on my nails and I get chips or tip wear. This time, wearing Glow with the Flow, my nails still looked absolutely perfect on Monday!!! I am very impressed by this and excited to really test out the wear time soon.



The second beautiful color I got to try is Sally Hansen Therapewter, a sparkling charcoal metallic. This dirty silver is a complex shade with some golden tones to it along with the antique silver base.



 This is two coats and again, you could possibly get away with one coat depending on your application. I found these to be easy to work with and have a great formula. The brush shape is similar to the Sally Hansen Insta Dri brush, kind of wide and flat. I personally like that brush and find it to apply the polish quickly and accurately.


I used the Color Therapy Top Coat for these swatches and like it a lot. It dries quickly and has a beautiful shine. There are 38 shades of Color Therapy nail lacquers, so definitely something for everyone, and a nail and cuticle oil too. I have my eye on a few more of these and I really want to get the oil as well.

The Sally Hansen Color Therapy collection is coming to a drugstore near you in December!

November 22, 2016

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November 18, 2016

Lynnderella Friday, Vol. 61!!

 *Sent for review*

Happy Friday everyone!! Our huge regional championship competition starts today, so I will not be having a relaxing Friday and weekend, but I hope you do! I have two new beautiful Lynnderellas for you, so let's start off with Lynnderella Shy Pink Periwinkle. Lynnderella describes this as a "rich periwinkle shimmerella with pink, lilac and blue multishimmer". It is a gorgeous deep periwinkle, almost approaching a cornflower blue with a wave of pink shimmer. The pink shimmer is more prominent in person than in these pictures, especially in certain lighting conditions. Love this!



This is two easy coats. The formula is really great- nice and opaque, goes on smoothly, and perfect consistency.



This ladylike gem is Lynnderella Chemise, a "dainty pink shimmerella accented with a whisper of holographic nano glitter". This is a lovely soft shade of blush pink with tiny holo sparks laced throughout the polish. Just enough holo to add some sass to a delicate color!



 This is also two easy coats! Great coverage and formula. Because the holo glitter is the nano size, it is smooth to the touch with one layer of top coat, not at all bumpy or gritty.


Lynnderella Shy Pink Periwink and Chemise are both available on http://stores.ebay.com/lynnderella-lynnderella. For more Lynnderella choices, check out lynnderella.com.

November 16, 2016

Sephora Aloe Vera Hand Mask Review

 *Purchased by me*

Sorry for the radio silence around here, but our regional Irish dance championships are coming up this weekend and it's been non-stop for the last week or so. I promise things will get back to normal next week and I have lots of goodies to post. Being so busy, I definitely haven't been moisturizing my hands and nails enough and they were showing the wear. I decided to try out this Sephora Aloe Vera Hand Mask last night to see if it would help. This is a one-time use mask, with disposable gloves filled with a moisturizing cream/gel. You simply slip the gloves on, leave them on for 15 minutes, and then rub in the excess product. The cream inside is lightly scented with a fresh scent. So did it help with dryness?


I think it did! My hands felt better immediately after trying this mask and for quite some time after using it. I plan to repurchase this mask and to also buy the other two varieties (Avocado and Argan). I have liked the Sephora sheet masks for my face and am very pleased with this hand mask as well. Next I want to try the foot mask!

Sephora Aloe Vera Hand Mask is available at Sephora.com and in Sephora stores.