10.22.2014

Evolve Duos from Gloss48

Happy Wednesday!

I will be sharing with you some fun Evolve duos that can be purchased on Gloss48 starting today!


First let's take a look at the packaging; these come in super cute little tins tied up for the perfect gift for your polish loving friends & family. Now onto the polishes!

Business Woman Basis: A white cream polish, shown is two coats.



Dynamism: A glitter topper consisting of red, gold and white bar glitters. Unfortunately some of the glitters in this shade are curlers :-/



Missy Moo Moo: A crelly white polish with black glitter specs. This one was my favorite of the bunch! Shown is two coats.



Evolver: A spring green cream polish. Shown is two coats.



Holy Black: A black cream polish; shown is one coat. Who doesn't love a good one coat black polish?



Dorothy's Path: A glitter topper consisting of yellow glitters. Shown is one coat.



Aren't those cute duos? Let's find out a little bit more about Gloss48  & Evolve.

Gloss48
  • Gloss48 launches new, indie beauty daily. They are the go-to source to discover the best, latest, most amazing brands that aren't available at Sephora and the department stores. They carefully curate (and try!) all of the products on the site to make sure we are offering up a daily dose of amazingness.
  • For the first seven days that products are on the site, they offer a promotional discount - so that you can try new products without breaking the bank. After the launch week, you can still shop an amazing collection of indie beauty at full price.
  • New members get $10 off of their first order of $30+.
Evolve
*Products in this post were provided by the distributor for my honest review*
 

10.21.2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Odd Inspiration

This week the ladies of the Twinsie Tuesday group are creating looks based off the theme of Odd Inspiration. I had no idea what I was going to do for this look, so as I was sitting on my couch looking around my living room I saw this box of tissues and knew it was the perfect inspiration.


Photo Source: https://www.kleenex.com/EverydayTissue.aspx
And here is the look that I came up with:



Products Used:
-Rica - Whiteout
-Morgan Taylor - Mint Chocolate Chip
-Morgan Taylor - Varsity Jacket Blues
-Morgan Taylor - Gotta Have Hue
-Morgan Taylor - Funny Business
-Precision - Walking on Air
-Lacquer by Lissa - Chevron Decals

I didn't try to re-create the exact pattern but went with something "inspired by". I think that leaving it as an accent nail is fun too because the pattern doesn't become too overwhelming and gives the other colors a chance to shine as well.

I can't wait to see what the other ladies used to inspire their looks today!

Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished


Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Tiffany at Polished To Precision

 

10.20.2014

Renaissance Cosmetics - Swatches & Review


Happy Monday! Today I'm going to be sharing with you 5 lovely shades from Renaissance Cosmetics.

For those who aren't familiar with Renaissance Cosmetics, it was founded in 2013 by Meghan (from Will Paint Nails for Food) and her sister Laura, in Toronto, Canada, and is now run solely by Meghan. Renaissance means "rebirth" in French, and the name suggests the transformative powers of cosmetics - the ability to use cosmetics to change one's mood and appearance. Meghan draws her inspiration from  art, design, fashion and history to make her artisan polishes both unique and classic.

Evenstar, from the Stand Alones: A shimmery glitter top coat with a predominant blue-silver mixture of glitter including a scattering of holographic shimmer.


One coat of Evenstar over OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls



The Danforth, from the Shimmers Collection: A deep eggplant purple with flecks of gold and pink shimmer. Full coverage in 1-2 coats.


Two coats



Runnymede, from the Shimmers Collection: A red-brown polish with a duochrome rose-gold shimmer. Full coverage in 1-2 coats.


Two coats




L'Hiver, from the Seasons Collection: A pale blue crème with golden shimmer, and tiny gold, midnight blue, white and pink glitter. Full coverage in 2-3 coats.


Two coats



Phoebe, from the Stand Alones: Orchid toned micro-glitter with flecks of purple, pink, iridescent, gold and silver micro-sized glitter in metallic and holographic finished. Can be layered or built up to full coverage (1 coat if layering, and 2-3 coats for full coverage)


Two coats



Aren't all of these shades gorgeous? I can't even pick a favorite! Each has it's own awesome qualities. The application from all of these shades was perfect, you can tell they were made by a true polish lover who takes quality of her products very seriously.

Renaissance Cosmetics can be found here: www.renaissancecosmetics.com, with International Shipping available.

Be sure to follow Renaissance Cosmetics below:
Instagram: http://instagram.com/renaissance_cosmetics
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/renaissancecosmetics
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/renaissancecos

*Products in this post were provided by the manufacturer for my honest review*

10.17.2014

The Nail Challenge Collaborative Presents - Stripes - Look 2

TGIF! I'm taking a long weekend this week so leaving work today will feel extra sweet. LOL. I'm back with my second October Stripes look for the Nail Challenge Collaborative. This look was inspired by an abstract scarf that I recently purchased.



Polishes Used:
-OPI - Alpine Snow
-NYC - Black Striping Polish
-KB Shimmer - Low and Be Bold

I really love this look, it looked even better in person too, lol. On the pictures you can see the stripes through the blue but in person I couldn't, but that's OK, it just lends itself to the abstract feel of the look. Also something weird happened in the pictures that make it looks sort of ombre with the blues, it was the same blue the whole time but I sort of love it.

I wish that I could have kept this on longer than I did because it was so fun and the blue really popped against the white background.

Let's see how the other ladies are showing their stripes below:



10.16.2014

OMG Nail Strips Review


Today I'll be sharing with you some Nail Strips from OMG Nail Strips. I was sent two different designs to review, so let's take a look!

Fonfetti Nail Strips:



Paisley Nail Polish Strips:



These designs were both fun and seemed like they could be good for fall since they had the black bases. I had no trouble finding the correct size strip for my nail, and with 14 different sizes I'm sure most won't have any issue. The application was really easy as well!

You can find these strips and more below:
Website: http://www.omgnailstrips.com/
Fonfetti Strips: http://www.omgnailstrips.com/nail-polish-strips/fonfetti-nail-strips
Paisley Strips: http://www.omgnailstrips.com/nail-polish-strips/paisely-nail-strips

Links of Interest:
Instagram: www.instagram.com/omgnailstrips
Facebook: www.facebook.com/omgnailstrips
Application Video: http://www.omgnailstrips.com/nail-polish-strip-application-instructions

Make sure to check out their site because later this month they will be adding over 40 new designs! Also, they are currently running a special, 5 pack for $25 with the promo code "5pack" and 10 pack for $45 with promo code "10pack". What great deals!

*Products in this post were provided by the manufacturer for my honest review*