Friday, March 27, 2015

Ooh La Lacquer Cruel Summer

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I have the first of several Ooh La Lacquer's that I purchased a while back to share with you! I thought I would start with a bang and bring Cruel Summer to your eyeballs first :-)

Cruel Summer is a neon purple linear holographic that's just about the most awesome polish of life. This was 3 thin coats, no formula issues at all. I. Love. This. Polish!


You can purchase Ooh La Lacquer from her Etsy shop.
Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Deborah Lippman Laughing To The Bank & TBI Awareness

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(I purchased this polish with a gift card that I won from Deborah Lippman's Twitter contest)

The second polish I bought with my gift card (and paid the overage for) was Laughing To The Bank, a beautiful emerald green shimmer.

I wanted to use this polish because March is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Awareness month and you might remember that my future SIL was in a terrible car accident the day after Christmas and suffered a TBI. Miraculously, she's recovering remarkably well but TBI was not something I had ever really heard of and certainly never had to deal with prior to the accident. So this manicure is in honor of Ashley and her amazing recovery! <3 If you would like to learn more about TBI's, please visit http://www.traumaticbraininjury.com/.

The formula on this was really nice, it covered evenly in 2 coats.



I love this gorgeous emerald color, it's so rich and glowy! What do you think? Are you a fan of green nail polish?

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Deborah Lippmann Harlem Nocturne

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(I purchased this polish with a gift card that I won from Deborah Lippmann's Twitter contest)

A quickie post today to show you one of the Deborah Lippmann polishes that I purchased with a gift card I recently won from Deborah Lippman's Name That Tune contest, that is held every Friday on Twitter at 4pm!

I chose two polishes, and the first one I'm going to show you is Harlem Nocturne, described as an intensified Indigo Ink color. It's a "luxe chrome" finish and is therefore very metallic, but smooth. I used two coats here.

I found the formula on this nice but there were some pigment particles that made some of the application a little bit chunky. I shook up the bottle vigorously and that helped to break up the particles.

This color is so pretty and I really don't have anything quite like it, as it's a chrome and I don't have many chrome polishes!

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday: Pinterest Inspiration

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I used this picture from Pinterest for my inspiration but changed the colors a bit.

Zoya Prim is on my pointer and pinky fingers, Zoya Godiva is my middle finger and Zoya Severine (one of the mini's from a recent Zoya promo) is the ring finger. I love love love Prim, it is just a gorgeous cornflower blue color! My stripes are, as usual, terrible but I still really liked this manicure.

The coats for each polish were as follows:
Prim: 2
Godiva: 3
Severine: 2


Now go look at the other twinsies posts! 


Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Savannah at Addicted to Polish


Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Monday, March 23, 2015

Firmoo Sunglasses, A Review!

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Press Sample

Firmoo recently contacted me to review a pair of their glasses and I decided to jump on the chance. I don't wear prescription glasses, but I do love sunglasses! While they provided these sunglasses to me free of charge, I did pay for $10 upgrade fee to get sunglasses, as I wanted to be able to review a product I would thoroughly use and I wear sunglasses every time I drive or am outside, even if it's overcast.

The glasses arrived securely packaged and included a hard case and a soft drawstring case. There was also a microfiber cloth for cleaning the glasses and a dual ended screwdriver for making any adjustments to the frame.




The sunglasses arrived wrapped in the microfiber cloth, in the hard case to ensure they arrived safely. The style I selected is a plastic frame with a brown to red gradient frame and a brown tortoiseshell pattern and gold tips on the ends of the stems. They are ever so slightly flexible at the frame and stem connection.




I've been wearing these for several days and I'm happy to report that they are very comfortable. They don't slide down my nose or pinch and they fit nicely. I am used to glasses that are really really big so while these are smaller than I am used to, they still provide adequate sun blockage, haha.


Not too shabby, eh? :-p


Firmoo was kind enough to provide a discount (not affiliate) code for my followers. Simply submit your email on this link to be provided with a 50% off code, good for any frames on the site! Huzzah!

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Friday, March 20, 2015

Sweet Heart Polish New World Collection

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Today I have the Sweet Heart Polish New World collection to share with you. This collection consists of 5 linear holographic polishes, based on Disney's Aladdin movie, one of my favorites :-)

By Order Of The Princess is a minty green - 2 coats. The holo on this wasn't as strong, but I should have done three coats, in retrospect. It is a beautiful color!



Cave of Wonders - 3 coats. A beautiful gold holograph polish.


Do You Trust Me? - 2 coats


Sultan Abu - 2 coats


Poof! What Do Ya Need? - 2 coats

Guess which was my favorite? LOL I love Poof! What Do You Need? And Sultan Abu but I really like the collection as a whole; it's very Aladdin, don't you think?

The formula on all of these polishes was really great, they didn't pool at all and were in no way patchy. Whoo!

You an purchase Sweet Heart Polish on her Etsy Shop Here.

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Bonita Made To Envy

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Bonita is an exclusive to Rite Aid brand and so far, I really love the colors I've tried from the brand. This color is my favorite yet!

Made To Envy is a gorgeous teal shimmer. I used two coats but honestly could have used one and gotten complete coverage. And this baby GLOWS! LOOK AT IT GLOW! Yes, my finger is dented because I of course jacked up my nail as soon as I was ready to photograph. I was probably too busy staring AT THIS BEAUTIFUL FREAKING POLISH!

Like, just go buy this color. It's amazing.

Talk to you soon!
Amanda