Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Mash-Up: Bar fight, with Spencer!

Yep, I'm BACK!   I've got my new camera and a new nail shape and I am back in business!

It's not exactly FALL here in Southern California, today will be a whopping 108 degrees. So since Mother Nature is stuck in the summer...so are my nails, LOL!  Today I combined a gorgeous creme from Zoya with a gorgeous Pixie Dust from Zoya.

I combined Zoya "Spencer" with Zoya "Bar".

I applied two coats of "Spencer" to the nails, and on the accent finger I applied one coat of "Spencer", and then one coat of "Bar".   After the manicure dried I applied my usual two coats of top coat to the entire manicure, and then topped the accent nail with one coat using a matte top coat.  I like the added texture the matte top coat adds to the Magical PixieDust polish.

"Spencer" is a rich camel cream from the Naturel Deux Collection for Spring 2014. I applied well in two coats and dried in the normal dry time.

"Bar" is a magical pixiedust in a glittery nude topaz from the Magical PixieDust Summer Collection for 2014. It applies best over another color in one coat. Applying a similarly matched base color before applying the pixiedust, not only allows for easier removal, but it requires less coats for opacity.

I love how well thee two color go together, as if they were made for one another.

Tomorrow, I will post my review of the two full collections, but I simply had to show you, my combo first.

Keep It Sweet!

*Product provided by PR for review. 
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Friday, September 12, 2014

August Beauty Box 5:Radiant and Remarkable

This box had a lot of goodies in it, perfect for anyone wanting to retain their end of summer glow. :)

BB5 for August 2014

Let's start with the nail polish...of course!

I couldn't find anything about the nail polish online, but the brand is Style Essential Nail Polish. I received the classic black and white glitter top coat.  The glitters were matte,and had a nice matte finish to them, which really gave my manicure a toned down but fun vibe. :)  It applied well in one coat, but I applied two coats.

The base color I used is OPI  "You're So Vain-illa"  (from the Coco-Cola Collection)

Unfortunately, it did cause bubbles in my manicure, but because I used it over a nude color I didn't really notice the bubbles, too much :)

Nancoco Lip Gloss  -  I was hoping to get this lip gloss in a wearable color, but as you can see I received a bubblegum pink color...not for me!  Darn, another one bites the dust :(

Pur-lisse Pur protect SPF 30 sunscreen - This came just in time, because I used it for my trip second to Las Vegas. This was light and easy to apply, and was super wearable under makeup. PERFECT!

La Fresh Travel Lite Oil-Free Makeup Remover Wipes - Yep, these went to Las Vegas too. I love makeup remover wipes. They are in my vanity at home, by my bed, in my gym bag and they are used all the time! I used these in Las Vegas for those late nights when I came back to the hotel and was too tired to wash my face. I know, I now, you should ALWAYS wash your face at night, but some nights end with you and your makeup face passed out in the bed FULLY CLOTHED! With these wipes, I just grabbed one or two and wiped away the night, no fuss!

Novex Brazilian Keratin - I love a good hair treatment, and this is no exception. I haven't used it yet, but t says that  I should apply this post-shampoo and leave it in for 20-25 min. I can do that! :)

Overall, this box isn't bad! I know that the makeup items are always a gamble with darker skin tone, so I'll let those pass, but everything else looks, and was great! Thanks!

COUPON: Use coupon code HALFOFF to save 50% off your first box!

If you like what you've seen and you want a BB5 box of your own, go to http://www.beautybox5.com/

Keep It Sweet!

*Product provided by PR for review.
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