Monday, August 25, 2014

piCture pOlish BLOG FEST 2014!

It's that time of year again! piCture pOlish is having their annual Blog Fest!

This year, piCture pOlish teamed up with Nail Vinyls. They will be retailing an exclusive 4 pack that contains Chevrons, Mini Chevrons, Straight and Right Angles that all participants will be using! 

For my swatch shade, I received Imperial by The Swatchaholic. Imperial is a vibrant purple cream with small gold hex glitter and teeny opalescent flakies. It's a stunner! Formula is great, it applied very smoothly. The glitter tends to sink in the bottle, so a good roll between your palms before use is helpful. I applied two coats followed by topcoat.

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piCture pOlish Imperial

For my nail art shades I received Tiffany and Wisteria. Tiffany is a soft eggshell blue cream and Wisteria is a soft lilac cream. They look great paired together and I love both shades! Formula is really good, they both cover well. I applied two coats with topcoat.

 The Nail Vinyls I received are Mini Chevrons. This was my very first time using Nail Vinyls. I have heard a lot about them, so I was excited to finally get to try them out! To my surprise, they were super easy to use. I think I could use a little more practice though, as my final result does not meet my OCD standards lol. My lines were not perfect and the nail polish smudged a bit. I also experienced some bubbling. My camera is unforgiving and shows every little detail (which normally is good lol), and I don't believe in photoshopping my blog photos. What you see is what you get, my apologies that they did not turn out better! Overall though, I would recommend Nail Vinyls, the nail art possibilities are endless! 

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piCture pOlish Tiffany

piCture pOlish Wisteria

What do you think?

piCture pOlish Imperial retails for AU$12, Tiffany and Wisteria retail for AU$10. They can be purchased directly from the piCture pOlish site or from one of their many stockists in the network. Nail Vinyls mini chevrons retail for $5 for a set of 100 or $12.50 for 300.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Zoya Naturel Deux Collection!

Hello! Lets take a closer look at 2014's transitional collection from Zoya, named Naturel Deux. This collection bridges the transitional gap between late summer and early fall. It was inspired by the desire to expand the neutral palette of everyday go-to colors. Naturel Deux includes six full-coverage cremes: Spencer, a rich camel; Chanelle, a toasted almond; Emilia, a dark chocolate; Madeline, a muted rose; Aubrey, a medium mauve; Marnie, a deep warm plum. 

Formula on these is great. They went on very well, two coats was perfect! These are not colors I would normally gravitate to, but not everyone is a fan of bright obnoxious colors like I am (yellow lol). My favorites from this collection are Chanelle and Aubrey. I think they looked the best on my skin tone. All photos are with topcoat. 

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Zoya Naturel Deux Collection


Zoya Spencer

Zoya Chanelle

Zoya Emilia

Zoya Madeline

Zoya Aubrey

Zoya Marnie

(mispelled label, should say Marnie)

What do you think?

The Zoya Naturel Deux Collection retail for $9 each or $54 for the six-piece sampler.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Sally Beauty August Birthday Coupon!

My apologies for getting this to you late. Sally's has changed the way birthday coupons are sent. From what I understand, they are now sent on your actual birthday DAY, not at the beginning of the month. I will continue to post these for you, as soon as I get them. Just keep in mind it may take me a little bit longer to find someone (with an early in the month birthday) willing to share theirs.


*A special THANK YOU to Christy for sharing her coupon with us!*

Disclaimer: This coupon has been photoshopped to remove the original recipient's personal information. Valid for in-store use only. Coupon cannot be used online as the online code is user specific and one time use only. It is the cashier's discretion whether they will accept this coupon. You can print a copy of this coupon or show the coupon from a mobile device. Current Sally's Beauty Club card is required.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A Barielle Perfect Manicure GIVEAWAY!!

Hi everyone!

 Barielle was kind enough to sponsor a giveaway for my readers! They allowed me to choose which of their nail care products I would recommend for a "Perfect Barielle Manicure". One lucky winner will get everything pictured below!

A "Perfect Barielle Manicure" Giveaway

1- .45 fl oz Barielle Mint Ice Cream Cone nail polish
1- 4 fl oz Barielle Non Acetone Nail Polish Remover
1- 1oz Barielle Nail Strengthener Cream
1- .50 oz Barielle Extra Gentle Cuticle Minimizer
1- .5 fl oz Barielle Nail Rebuilding Protein
1- .5 fl oz Barielle Ultra Speed Dry Manicure Extender 

Let's take a closer look at Barielle Mint Ice Cream Cone!

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Barielle Mint Ice Cream Cone

Giveaway is open internationally, and will close on September 1st 2014. 
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Zoya Bubbly Collection!

Hello! It's time for part two of Zoya's Summer 2014 collection. Let's take a closer look at Bubbly! 

The Bubbly Collection includes six "holo jelly glitters": Binx, a spicy orchid purple; Harper, a cotton candy pink; Jesy, a fiery coral orange; Alma, a warm golden peach; Stassi, a brilliant citron green; and Muse, a blue raspberry. They feature the exclusive to Zoya liquid-metal holographic jelly formula. This collection is unique, I do not have anything else like them in my stash. Although I wouldn't consider them "holo"... I think full-coverage jellies (is there such a thing?) with golden shimmer and iridescent glitter would be more accurate. Unlike most jellies, these show no VNL, they have 2-coat coverage. Application was great, which is usually the case with Zoya! :-) My favorites are Binx and Harper, are you surprised? Usually I am not drawn to pinks, but these two really stood out to me. All photos are two coats with topcoat.   

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Zoya Bubbly Collection


Zoya Binx

Zoya Harper

Zoya Jesy

Zoya Alma

Zoya Stassi

(OOPS! My label is misspelled, should say Stassi)

Zoya Muse

What do you think?

The Zoya Bubbly Collection retail for $9 each or $54 for the six-piece sampler.

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