Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Sephora $10 Gift Card for $5 via Groupon


Hello lovelies! Just a quick note to mention that Sephora is on Groupon today. Get a $10 gift card for $5.

The Deal

  • $5 for $10 worth of cosmetics, skincare, haircare, and fragrances
  • Can be used in store, online, via mobile devices, or at any Sephora inside JCPenney.

Go to Groupon's website for more information. Happy Shopping :)



Saturday, August 24, 2013

New Sally Hansen Insta-Dri and Xtreme Wear Fall 2013 - Swatches and Review


Hello lovelies! Today I have swatches from Sally Hansen's Fall Collection to share with you. I'm not sure if they're exclusive to Walgreen's but that's where I found them. And the best thing about it, they were BOGO 50% off! The Insta-Dri's didn't ring up on sale, but it's noted on the display so the manager honored it (50% off the regular price of $4.99).  The Xtreme Wears were on sale for $1.99.



There was also a mention of the Rent The Runway Sweepstakes on the display, where you can enter to win a 1 year supply of Sally Hansen nail polish  Wouldn't that be great! You can enter by going to Sally Hansen's Facebook page.

Anyway's on to the swatches. For the Insta-Dri's there is a collection of 8 foil polishes, which I only purchased six. I left behind a red and green I believe I may have dupes of. For the swatches,  I tried something different this time and included a swatch of a similar polish on my pinky finger.

Style Steel - Frosted caramel foil with reflections of pink. It looks more textured in person as if there's gritty pink sprinkles throughout.  Gorgeous 1 coater. My pinky is sporting OPI Pros & Bronze. 

Chop Chop Copper - Very thin copper foil. I'm wearing 3 coats and it was still sheer. OPI Pros & Bronze on the pinky again.

Pink Fast - I just loved this color in the bottle but didn't realize I already had a dupe.  Pinky finger Color Club Hot Like Lava.

Currant Trend - Magenta shimmer, not quite a foil. Lovely 3 coater. Pinky finger Klean Colors Metallic Fuchsia. 

No S-pear Time.  My least favorite from the collection. It reminds me of Christmas wrapping paper. Pinky finger Klean Colors Metallic Green. 

Quick Jean-ius. Gorgeous cobalt blue foil. Pinky finger Color Club Cold Metal.

For the Xtreme Wear collection, I only purchased 2 from the set. Yes. I'm surprised as well. I was really excited to see all of the shimmering glitters but upon closer inspection many of them felt dupe-y to me.   I could be wrong, but it just felt like I've seen them all before (think Deborah Lippmann Today Was A Fairytale, Boom Boom Pow, Revlon Sequins, Connect the Dots, and so on...).

Confetti Punch - medium dark blue hex glitter, medium light blue/green glitter, small pink glitter and pink micro glitter. I wish it was more dense but who can complain for 2 bucks. I applied 2 coats over Pink Fast.

 Confetti Cake - I thought this was the prettiest and most interesting from the bunch. Large black glitter, medium blue, navy and pink glitter, small pink glitter, pink micro-glitter. I may be missing a glitter or 2, LOL. Whatever the case, I love the mix and its my favorite from the 2 new lines. I applied 2 coats over Currant Trend.

Overall I think the X-treme Wears are a great and inexpensive way to slay your glitter craving. I just wish there were more unique combinations.  So many of them looked familiar to me.  I may go back and get the red/white and green/white glitter combos, but the others are pretty dupe-y in my opinion.

The color pay off with the Insta-Dri's is great and most of them only needed 1 coat, so you know what that means....they'll be great for stamping! The only 2 that gave me a little trouble was Chop Chop Copper. I believe it could be a 4 coater? I stopped at 3 and my nails were still see through. The other multi-coater was Currant Trend 3 coater? I stopped at 2.

I was so excited to find the new collections but I must admit I was a little disappointed to discover I had so many dupes. Overall I think the Insta-Dri's would be a great addition for anyone who loves foils or nail stamping. The glitters are just fun to play with and will make many glitter lovers happy :)


Friday, August 16, 2013

Easy Stamping and Gradient using Sally Hansen Sugar Coats


Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing a mani I did using the Sally Hansen Sugar Coats. For the base I used Royal Icing then sponged with Pink Sprinkles. I topped it off by stamping with Sally Hansen Flashy Fuchsia using a Bunny Nails Image plate.


I decided to sponge over the blue because you could still see my stains through the sheer formula, but sponging and stamping over them worked like a charm! 

A quick video showing how I achieved this mani. 

Thanks for stopping by!




Monday, August 12, 2013

Nicole by OPI Carrie Underwood 2014 - Press Release

                Nicole by OPI Announces Partnership with
Six-Time Grammy Winner Carrie Underwood for 2014

~ I don't have any pictures right now, but the collection sound interesting. ~

Nicole by OPI announces 14 new nail lacquers inspired by award-winning superstar Carrie Underwood.  Available in January, this collection features a colorful mosaic of hues ranging from soft pastels to dark sultry shades to playful glitters.  Additionally, the line will include a signature gold textured shade called Carrie’d Away, created exclusively for Carrie.
“This is the first time Nicole by OPI has ever designed a signature shade for one of our celebrity partners!  We are excited to share this news with both music and nail fans – isn’t that everyone?” explains Suzi Weiss-FischmannNicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director
“In working closely with Carrie, we came up with 14 nail lacquers that truly encapsulate her soulful spirit and showcase different facets of her personality,” adds Weiss-Fischmann. “With shades as American as Apple Pie, you’ll get Carrie’d Away by her Southern Charm!”
Nicole by OPI formulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality.  Available at mass retailers, this limited edition promotion will also debut the NEW Nicole logo.  For more information, visit nicolebyopi.com. Follow Nicole by OPI on Twitter @NicoleByOPI and become a Facebook fan!

About Nicole by OPI:
Nicole by OPI offers a salon-quality range of bold, fashion-forward nail lacquers. The brand’s heritage is based in OPI’s well-established foundation of excellence in both color and technology, providing premium products to a broad range of consumers looking for trendsetting nail lacquers.

About Carrie Underwood:
Since releasing her debut album in 2005, Carrie has sold over 15 million albums and placed 17 #1 singles on the charts, 8 of which she co-wrote. Her current album, Blown Away, made history by debuting at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart, making Carrie only the second country artist in the 47-year history of the chart to have each of their first four albums debut at #1.  The now Platinum-selling Blown Away album also debuted at #1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, making Carrie only the second country artist in history to have three consecutive albums debut at #1.  She is a six-time GRAMMY® winner, a two-time Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, a three-time Country Music Association and ACM Female Vocalist winner, and a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry.


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