12.26.2015

PRESS RELEASE: Zoya Whispers Collection

*Press Release




SIX NEW TRANSITIONAL SHADES 
ZOYA WHISPERS

Experience color serenity with this muted and tranquil palette of transitional nail neutrals. 


·      Cala - ZP823: A soft nude with a kiss of warmth that will flatter most skin tones. 
·      April - ZP824: A light, rosy toned neutral that is a modern take on blush. 
·      Eastyn - ZP825: A subtle grayed grape that is more interesting than mauve and
gives a modern alternative that is ever so wearable. 
·      Misty - ZP827: An easy to wear taupe that is an updated version of gray with
just a touch of green to make it daring. 
·         Ireland - ZP826: A uniquely wearable green that is muted enough to make it subtle
yet still interesting. This green is well balanced between blue & yellow so it’s
flattering on all skin tones. 
·         Lake - ZP828: A softened blue that gives the effect of serene water with just a
hint of vibrancy to preserve its luminosity.




AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER on ZOYA.COM 12/28/15
ZOYA IS THE HEALTHY COLOR OF FASHION!
$(US)
Available in top salons, spas and on 
zoya.com
 **BIG5FREE, TOXIN FREE: Zoya Nail Polish Formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene or camphor.

12.22.2015

KBShimmer Birthstone Collection Review

*Press Sample

Hi Lovelies! Today I'm back to share with you, you guessed it, more KBShimmer polishes! This time, 6 pretty, glittery shades from the Birthstone Collection.

I wasn't sure how to choose which 6 shades to get, so I went with birth months of my family and friends.

Garnet: Garnet is a deepened burgundy red polish loaded with metallic flakes.  A hint of holographic dust adds sparkle and shine to this polish.  



I am wearing 2 coats of color, without topcoat. This shade was picked for my sister, who has a birthday in January.


Diamond: Diamond is a pale silver polish loaded with metallic flakes.  We amped up the holographic dust to max out this polishes sparkle and shine.


I am wearing 2 coats of color, without topcoat. This shade was picked for my dad, who has a birthday in April.



Black Pearl: Black Pearl is a dusty black toned polish with holo sparkle. It is loaded with metallic flakes that take on a golden hue giving this this polish a warm blackened green look. 


I am wearing 1 coat of color, without topcoat. This shade was picked for me! My birthday is in June! However, I must say I was a little disappointed that traditional white pearl was chosen, I would have loved to see a nice sparkly white shade.


Ruby: Our Ruby polish is a warm blue toned red loaded with metallic flakes.  A hint of holographic dust adds sparkle and shine to this polish. 


I am wearing 2 coats of color, without topcoat. This shade was picked for my hubby, who has a birthday in July. (Of course my fur-baby Molly has a birthday in July too)


Sapphire: Sapphire is a rich navy leaning blue loaded with metallic flakes.  A hint of holographic dust adds sparkle and shine to this polish. 


I am wearing 1 coat of color, without topcoat. This shade was not picked for anyone in particular in my family (no September babies here).


Pink Tourmaline: Pink Tourmaline is a vibrant pink loaded with metallic flakes.  A hint of holographic dust adds sparkle and shine to this polish.


I am wearing 2 coats of color, without topcoat. This shade was picked for my mom, who has a birthday in October. Just like June, I wish that this one was based off of October's other stone (Opal).



There you have it! The six shades that I picked from the KBShimmer Birthstone Collection. These shades will be available at kbshimmer.com starting 1/1/2016. And check out the Press Release for more information on the special jewelry giveaway promotion going on with the polish release as well!

What is your birth month? Will you be picking up your birthstone shade or another for a friend of family member?

-Stephanie

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

12.12.2015

PRESS RELEASE: KBShimmer Birthstone Collection

*Press Release


KBShimmer Birthstone Collection 2016
Release date 01/01/2016, shipping starting 01/04/2016
Garnet - Garnet is a deepened burgundy red polish loaded with metallic flakes.  A hint of holographic dust adds sparkle and shine to this polish.  With two coat coverage, this will be a must have for January babies. 
Amethyst – Amethyst is a rich red toned purple loaded with metallic flakes.  A hint of holographic dust adds sparkle and shine to this polish.  With two coat coverage, this will be a must have for February babies. 
Aquamarine - Aquamarine is a pale blue polish loaded with metallic flakes.  A hint of holographic dust adds sparkle and shine to this polish.  With two coat coverage, this will be a must have for March babies. 
Diamond - Diamond is a pale silver polish loaded with metallic flakes.  We amped up the holographic dust to max out this polishes sparkle and shine.  With two coat coverage, this will be a must have for April babies.
Emerald - Our Emerald is a rich grass green polish loaded with metallic flakes.  A hint of holographic dust adds sparkle and shine to this polish.  With two coat coverage, this will be a must have for May babies. 
Black Pearl - Black Pearl is a dusty black toned polish with holo sparkle. It is loaded with metallic flakes that take on a golden hue giving this this polish a warm blackened green look.  With two coat coverage, this will be a must have for June babies or pearl lovers. 
Ruby - Our Ruby polish is a warm blue toned red loaded with metallic flakes.  A hint of holographic dust adds sparkle and shine to this polish.  With two coat coverage, this will be a must have for July babies. 
Peridot - Peridot is a pale lime green loaded with metallic flakes.  A hint of holographic dust adds sparkle and shine to this polish.  With two coat coverage, this will be a must have for August babies. 
Sapphire - Sapphire is a rich navy leaning blue loaded with metallic flakes.  A hint of holographic dust adds sparkle and shine to this polish.  With two coat coverage, this will be a must have for September babies. 
Pink Tourmaline - Pink Tourmaline is a vibrant pink loaded with metallic flakes.  A hint of holographic dust adds sparkle and shine to this polish.  With two coat coverage, this will be a must have for October babies. 
Citrine - Citrine is a golden yellow with metallic flakes.  A hint of holographic dust adds sparkle and shine to this polish.  With two coat coverage, this will be a must have for November babies. 
Blue Topaz - Blue Topaz is an icy blue polish with metallic flakes.  A hint of holographic dust adds sparkle and shine to this polish.  With two coat coverage, this will be a must have for December babies. 


Birthstone Promo – 12 lucky buyers will win a birthstone jewelry piece purchased from JewelryTV.  For each month’s polish purchased between 01/01/2016 and 01/08/2016 grants you a chance to win a corresponding birthstone jewelry item as pictured in the listing.  Contest open to purchases made on KBShimmer.com only.  Contest items cannot be exchanged for different sizes or prizes.  Example, purchase a Garnet polish and have a chance to win the garnet necklace as show in the listing.


Each jewelry piece was purchased by KBShimmer, and this contest is not sponsored or affiliated with JewelryTV.

11.06.2015

Irresistible Me Hair Royal Remy Hair Extension Review

*Press Sample

I recently was contacted by Irresistible Me to see if I would like to review one of their products. I jumped on the chance to do something different on the blog and I have always wanted to try out hair extensions. My hair is thin and takes forever to grow so I was hoping these extensions would give me a fuller look in addition to length, and I was not disappointed.

If you want to see what my "normal" hair looks like you can hop over to my Instagram.

Anyway, let's take a look at how I was rocking these extensions over the weekend!






I LOVE THESE!!!! I wore them all weekend and felt so confident in my look while I was wearing them.  The color of the extensions is slightly lighter than my natural color, but lucky me, I had highlights that I was letting grow out so these blended PERFECTLY. I can't wait to try these out for the workday sometime soon!

Some information about the hair extensions that I received:

  • Type: Royal Remy
  • Color: Ash Blonde
  • Length: 14"
  • Weight: 200g
In the box I received numerous clip in extensions; 1 four clip waft, 2 three clip wafts, 4 two clip wafts, and 2 one clip wafts. One waft came packaged separately so that the user could test the color before opening up the whole package. I really liked this feature, because had a ordered a different shade that didn't match so well, the large bundle would still be able to be used again if I had to return them. 

Given my hair was so thin, I found I didn't even need to use all of the wafts. In the pictures and what I ended up wearing out all weekend, was 1 four clip, 1 three clip and 2 single clips; you really do get a lot of hair for your money. Since the extensions are made from 100% real human hair, you and wash and style them as you would your own hair! 

Here is some additional information about the Royal Remy line from Irresistible Me: "Royal Remy is our premium line of clip-in hair extensions. We use top of the line hair and a special treatment unique to Irresistible Me to add extra silkiness and durability and make these the best hair extensions you can find. The thickness of the hair is amazing – it’s the same from the top to the bottom of the weft which will provide a lot of body and bounce while wearing them. This line is very easy to blend with your own hair and can be very easily styled, cut, colored and curled. Ultimately, the Royal Remy hair will last longer and is the closest match you can find to completely unprocessed hair. If you’re looking for longevity and volume, the Royal Remy line is the best choice you could make. "

I would absolutely recommend these extensions to anyone and everyone looking for an easy way to switch up your hair for anything from a special event to daily wear. If extensions aren't your thing, Irresistible Me also has styling toolshair care products and accessories

- Stephanie

*Product in this post was provided by the manufacturer in exchange for my honest review

11.03.2015

PRESS RELEASE: China Glaze Cheers! Holiday Collection

SIP, SPARKLE & SHINE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Brighten the excitement of the New Year with China Glaze®
#ChinaGlazeCheers


After a year full of colourful adventures, China Glaze® ends 2015 with a bang and burst of glittering confetti. Pop the champagne and celebrate the New Year with the Cheers! Holiday 2015 collection. These twist-on-traditional shades create party-ready manicures while the gift sets and nail art kits make perfect party favors, stocking stuffers and gifts (shhh, we won’t tell if the gift is for yourself!). 

Ring in the New Year with one or all of the China Glaze® Cheers! shades:

  • Better Not Pout*: Merry berry pearl

  • Brand Sparkin’ New Year: Deep prismatic purple glitter

  • Coal Hands, Warm Heart: Midnight blue holographic glitter

  • Mix and Mingle: Vivid deep purple crème

  • Peppermint to Be*: Glittering ruby shimmer

  • I Soiree I Didn’t Do It*: Bright and cheery green glitter

  • Bring on the Bubbly: Gleaming gold glitter

  • Ugly Sweater Party*: Multi-dimensional red glitter

  • Son of a Nutcracker: Fiery red-orange pearl

  • Break the Ice: Icy prismatic silver glitter

  • Wine Down for What?: Rich red crème

  • Don’t Get Elfed Up: Glistening deep emerald shimmer

(*Also available in Gelaze® Gel-n-Base in One™ formula)

The China Glaze® Cheers! collection also features three seasonally-inspired gift sets:

  • Ring in the New Year!: Bring on the Bubbly, Son of a Nutcracker and Better Not Pout with a gold-toned “Cheers” ring (MSRP $14.99)

  • Mini Mixers: Micro mini (0.125 fl oz) bottles of I Soiree I Didn’t Do It, Mix and Mingle, Better Not Pout, Son of a Nutcracker, Peppermint to Be and Don’t Get Elfed Up (MSRP $17.99)

  • Cheers! to Neons: Micro mini (0.125 fl oz) bottles of China Glaze® best selling neons including Flip Flop Fantasy, Orange Knockout, Shocking Pink, Purple Panic, Turned Up Turquoise and Frostbite (MSRP $17.99)


Toast the start of 2016 with festive nail art made easy with three new Cheers! Nail Art Kits including:

  • Have a Dapper Holiday: Create a simple yet chic design with Bring on the Bubbly, Liquid Leather (core shade), and bonus white Stripe Rite nail art liner (MSRP $14.99)

  • Mix and Mingle: Half-moons and French tips glisten using Mix and Mingle and Break the Ice with nail design guides (MSRP $14.99)

  • Wrap It Up: Gift wrap nails using Don’t Get Elfed Up and Better Not Pout with nail design striping tape (MSRP $14.99)

Spend this holiday season in colour with China Glaze® Cheers! collection, available in November 2015 at fine beauty supply stores including Ulta and Sally Beauty Supply.  MSRP $7.50 for individual shades.

For more information, please visit www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Facebook (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Instagram (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Twitter (@ChinaGlaze) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/chinaglaze).