Thursday, July 31, 2014

Press Release: China Glaze - The Giver, Limited Edition Collection

It’s time to “Colour Your Destiny” with the bright colors and rich textures of China Glaze’s exclusive The Giver nail polish collection. Inspired by the most anticipated movie release of the summer, the collection combines bold and neutral crèmes, and a gorgeous glitter to create 12 limited edition shades.

Influenced by the powerful themes and message of the story, The Giver collection by China Glaze brings key moments and characters to colour, particularly the main character Jonas (portrayed by Brendon Thwaites) and his friend Fiona (portrayed by Odeya Rush) as he struggles to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his seemingly ideal community. The film will open in theatres Friday, August 15, 2014.

China Glaze® The Giver limited edition nail polish collection is available now at beauty supply stores nationwide including Sally Beauty and Ulta stores. Individual shades retail for $7.50 MSRP.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

China Glaze Stoked to Be Soaked and If In Doubt, Surf It Out


Today I'd like to share some super-fun orange-y shades from China Glaze.  Feast your eyes on Stoked to Be Soaked and If In Doubt, Surf It Out.
Stoked to Be Soaked (all but ring finger) and If In Doubt, Surf It Out (ring finger), two coats of each

As you probably know if you've been here a while, I am a sucker for ALL things blue.  I always have been. My orange love is a newer thing.  But, regardless of its newness, I do love me some orange.  These two colors make me SO happy! The China Glaze formula was on point with these two and they were both nicely opaque in two coats. I know that these babies will gets lots of wear, particularly throughout the summer and into the fall season.  

Click HERE to visit the China Glaze website.

The polishes used in this post were provided to me for my honest review and consideration.  

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Barielle Sweepstakes Info

It looks like the kind folks at Barielle are offering another great sweepstakes.  Here's the info:

Barielle Sweepstakes
1 Grand Prize: Michael Kors Wallet plus $75 worth of Barielle products.
10 Winners: $50 worth of Barielle products.
Sign up for our mailing list and automatically be entered for a chance to win the Michael Kors wallet featured in our campaign plus a $75 coupon to 10 Runners up will receive a $50 coupon code to

Link to enter:

Good luck to all of my readers and please let me know if you are one of the lucky winners!


NYC New York Color Lip Goodies Galore!


Today I'm really excited to share some new NYC New York Color lip goodies with you!  I have three Liquid Lipshine colors and two City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Colors.  First up, some pics!
Liquid Lipshine in Papaia, Passion Fruit and Guava

City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color in Nolita Neutral and Parsons Pink

 Papaia, Passion Fruit, Guava
Nolita Neutral, Parsons Pink

I'm not going to lie, I am pretty particular about liquid glosses.  I can't stand when they leave me with that sticky feeling on my lips.  Happily, the Liquid Lipshine colors do NOT suffer from that awful side effect!  The colors are moist and vibrant and these glosses smell DELISH (always a bonus).  

I was equally pleased with the City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color.  These are more like crayons and these colors are great neutrals.  If you're a frequent reader of this blog, you'll know I'm not particularly a fan of nudes or neutrals in nail color but they are a MUST for any lippie collection (in my humble opinion). These also had a moist but not sticky application.

All five of these items will be in heavy rotation in my lip collection!  Definitely worth a try and so affordable, too!

Click HERE to check out NYC New York Color's website for these and more awesome items!

The products used in this post were provided to me for my honest review and consideration.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

FingerPaints Enchanted Mermaid Collection


Hello, butterflies! Today, I'd like to share FingerPaints' Enchanted Mermaid collection. Their press release states the following:

"FingerPaints Enchanted Mermaid Collection is a LIMITED EDITION underworld inspired textured nail collection with 4 sailor-seducing shades. You will fall victim to the temptress effect of this innovative nail collection! The alluring fish scale texture is available in multi-tone shades that shimmer and shift like the friendly underwater creatures. After 2-3 coats you will see the full effect morph! This collection is so unique and eye-catching you are sure to be enchanted!"

However, I did not actually see this press release until after I received the four bottles for review.  When I initially saw bottle pics online, I was SUPER-EXCITED to try these polishes.  The colors themselves are GORGEOUS.  Here's a peek:

Stunning, right?  They are, from left to right, Sailor's Lure, Tails of Love, Underwater Enchantress and Sea Temptress

However, when I applied them, again, not having seen the press release beforehand, I was shocked by the texture, which appears as below:

From thumb to pinky: Sailor's Lure, Tails of Love, Underwater Enchantress, Sea Temptress, Sailor's Lure, two coats of each.

Rut roh!  I was sorely disappointed with the chunky, textured finish on these.  I've had them on for almost 24 hours now and I just can't get into the texture at all.  It's rough and just not my taste.  Such a bummer.  I would LOVE to see FingerPaints release these four colors in a traditional finish because they got the colors exactly right, just stunning.  But, unfortunately, I don't see myself wearing these often.  

The polishes used in this post were provided to me for my honest review and consideration.