Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sally Hansen Salon Effects in "love letter"

    This is one of my instagram pics, of Sally Hansen Salon Effects in "Love Letter".   I know I've said it before but these things are a pain in the butt to put on!  Filling down each sticker to fit your nail is nearly imposable.  But even with that said these look AWESOME! You just can't get this kind of detail if you hand paint your nails (well at least I can't).   They last about a week, which is usually when I will add a top coat to make them last longer (2wks) and it gives them a new shine.  I was also kind of surprised when I opened the box (these being my first set from Sally Hansen) they have that nail polish smell which all the other brands don't have.  Each box runs about $8.50 and comes with 16 nail polish strips that will do your nails twice.  I will be keeping an eye out to try some more from their newer designs.
    Whats your favorite Salon Effects pattern?  I would love to see pictures.

Friday, April 19, 2013

And the WINNER is...

    Let me start by apologising for what an epic fail my first giveaway was.  But no worries there is a WINNER and let me say thank you to everyone of your participation!  Some of you put in loads of good info and effort, including the winner who was extra active...


If you haven't already please email me with your address and I will ship out you prizes as soon as possible.

April 2013 Ipsy

My very first Ipsy bag! Yay!

    I have been with Birchbox now for 11 months.  I like the service but somethings its a hit or miss.  I really wanted more products to try.   I thought about adding another Birchbox, but I decided that because of the misses  I should try another monthly beauty service. (list of services found here.) their is only one other beauty box service that was as cheap as Birchbox and had recently started getting better reviews.
    So I subscribed to Ipsy (formally myglam bag) I believe it was back in March and was put on the wait list until April and received my bag on the 12th.  For my first bag I have to say I'm very pleased!

Sexy Hair Soy Renewal, styling treatment
Sample size is .85 fl. oz.
Coupon code: 108888 receive $5 off $25 of Sexy Hair at
Full-size $21.95
be a bombshell cosmetics, blush in sweet cheeks A medium rosie pink with shimmer (this item was full-size)  
Coupon code: IPSY30 for 30% off & free pink eyeshadow
Full-size $16

A loose eye shadow in a shimmery pink color goes on very shier and has allot of fall out (need to try it more) It's very strange at a 2.0g sample the full-size is only 2.5g?  
Coupon code: IPSY30 for 30% off
Full-size $14.95

Sation Nail Lacquer for Ipsy,
Of Corset Ill call you
Color Swatch Coming Soon!
This item was full size.
Coupon code: IPSY30 for 20% off
Full-size $5.00

Bag total: $37.35

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

April 2013 Birchbox

This months theme is "tiny tweaks, BIG results"

    Birchbox partnered with Women's Health magazine this month.  This box came on the 12th this month and slowly but surely it's getting here faster.  This box had a lot of extra paper/ cardboard this month, talk about a waste!  I have heard this allot from out Birchbox subscribers.  

    The sizes in this box are good but I don't think I will use much out of this box. The lip gloss is to RED for me, the hair elixir will not even do all of my hair and the perfume is just to strange for me.  So I guess I will try the wrinkle and I love the Simple eye roller already!

Atelier Cologne, Orange Sanguine Cologne Absolue
Described as a fresh blend of blood orange, Jasmine and Geranium notes. To me it just smells like oranges. BLAH! Full-size $60-$155

Kiehl's, Powerful- Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate
With 10.5% pure vitamin C it brightens skin and softens wrinkles. Full-size $58

Mirenesse, Glossy Kiss Lipstick 2. flirty kiss
For lips and checks this color is fire engine RED (does not show well in picture)!  I pretty sure that this lip crayon is one you sharpen.  The swatch is very buttery soft but it smudges easily.  This item was full-size although the packaging seems to be cheaper.  Full-size $26.55

Nexxus, Youth Renewal Rejuvenating Elixir
Is stated to be anti-aging for your hair.  Boost shine and reduces breakage.  This sample is no use to me, with hair to my lower back this will not even do half of it! Lol. Maybe I'll do a small section of hair to see if I like it.  Full-size $20.99 (allot for a drug store hair product!)

Birchbox Finds:
Simple, Revitalizing eye roll-on
Restores, softens and smooths under eyes. With its cooling metal roller ball.
This item was not even on the card!? But it did come with a $1 off coupon.  (This item was full-size) Full-size $10.99

    Plus this box came with a one year free subscription to Women's Health Magazine, Along with a Bonus Birchbox exclusive offer for a chance to win Lash Fibre Extension kit from Mirenesse. See Mirenesse Facebook account for more info.

Box total: $50.25  (minus the cheaper packaging on the lipstick)

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Glints of Glinda Oz the Great and Powerful by OPI

Glints of Glinda Oz the Great and Powerful by OPI

     Very sheer this is three coat with no top coat. I wish it was opaque because in the bottle its very pretty but doesn't show up very much when applied.  At least it's very shinny so no top coat is needed.  I will probably use this polish for my next french Mani so I have an even base color. (Usually I just use clear.)  This shade comes from the "Oz the Great and Powerful" by OPI mini collection  found here.  I just love this little bottles!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

What came in the mail today

What came in the mail today.

   My dad got me this Sigma brush for an early birthday gift (April 11th). Thanks daddy! ;)  Its an F80 that I'm using to apply liquid foundation.  This, believe it or not is my very first Sigma brush!  It is so soft and dense that I understand why its everyone's favorite.  I'm sure I will be purchasing more from Sigma very soon.  I ordered it online and the shipping was very fast (Fri-Thurs).
      Walmart and Target both offer free samples that go very fast! So I try to check them daily. I believe this one was from the Walmart page. You just fill in you shipping information and they ship you (for free) a sample. This one is from Nexcare two waterproof bandages and a coupon for 50c off. Which might not sound very cool to most people but it took me all to 15 seconds to apply for and most of the time they are awesome! See my Atkins starter kit here.

     Also received Olay Regenerist a eye cream and lash serum duo plus $1 off coupon. More information and full review to come.

     I received this complimentary for testing and reviewing purposes from Vocalpoint.

     This is another freebie, from U by Kotex a in the "know" bracelet and a $1 off coupon.  I will try to find the website and link it here.

     Please tell me what if your favorite Sigma brush and or which one is a must have?  Are there any good freebies that you have found?  Leave the information down below.

Monday, April 8, 2013

You're Such a Budapest Euro Centrale collection by OPI

You're Such a Budapest by OPI

     It's color is very creamy, pale purple it was perfect for Easter (my post is a little late I know).  This is two coat no top coat.  Mine came in the Euro Centrale Mini collection by OPI seen here.  From the same collection Can't Find my czechbook, Suzi's Hungary AGAIN!, You're such a budapest and OY-another polish joke! (Swatches of other colors to come, so check back soon.) Original Haul.

   Do you have any color swatches from this collection? Share your link below.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Free deluxe size sample of BUXOM, Dolly

Coupon code requires a $25 purchase from
Use the code BUXOMPOP at check out for a deluxe size sample of 
Buxom's Big & Healthy Lip Polish in the color Dolly.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

SNEAK PEEK! April 2013 Birchbox Spoiler Alert!

Birchbox SNEAK PEEK...

Plus sneak peek video

  • Yes to Grapefruit Brightening Facial Towelettes
  • Atelier Cologne travel set
  • Malin+Goetz Bergamot Body Wash
  • Caudalie Divine Oil
  • Simple Revitalizing Eye Roll-on
  • Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing Lotion Sunscreen SPF 15
  • Kiehl's Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate
  • StriVectin-SD Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles
  • Supergoop! Advanced Anti-Aging Eye Cream SPF 37
  • Youngblood Anti-Shine Mattifier
  • Kusmi Tea Wellness Assortment
  • Benta Berry G-1 Moisturizing Face Cream
  • Oribe Shampoo & Conditioner for Beautiful Color
  • Cargo Water Resistant Blush
  • Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream
  • Ojon Rare Blend Deep Conditioner
  • Nexxus Hydra-Light Leave-in Conditioning Foam
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