Monday, July 29, 2013

Pixi: Wakeup Wisteria



I told you I would post a polish so here it is! This is a stunner! This is Wakeup Wisteria by Pixi. This is an absolutely gorgeous  purple creme color. This is my kind of color! This is my favorite type of purple and this one is perfect.

I used two coats for the opacity shown and this was perfectly smooth and shiny! I had no issues with application whatsoever, it just went on perfectly.  I love it so much! You can get Pixi polishes at Target stores. They're pricey but worth it when you find a unique color. 




Do you love this as much as I do?! 


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Congratulations Jessica and Robert! 7/27/13


Happy Monday everyone! No nail polish in this post, but don't worry, I will post some soon! Steve and I had the pleasure of celebrating our friends', Bob and Jess', wedding on Saturday and I wanted to share some photos from the day. The weather was perfect, the bride looked amazing, the food was delicious, it could not have been a better day for the two! 

 Steve and me before the wedding:


The beautiful bride coming down the stairs to meet her dad to walk down the aisle: 

My brother in law Phil, and sister in law Kelly. Kelly was a bridesmaid and Phil was a groomsmen, love this pic of them: 

My other brother in law, Nick, and his girlfriend Monica:


The brothers: My husband Steve, Phil the oldest and Nick the youngest:

The girls! Me, Kelly and Monica:

The bride and groom, Bob and Jess:


Awwwwwwwww:

And their sweet ride:


Congratulations Jessica and Robert! We're so happy for you. Now enjoy Costa Rica! 



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Monday, July 15, 2013

Precision: Sage


Hi everyone! I hope you all had a nice weekend! Today I want to give a special shout out to two very dear friends of mine, Sarah and Pat. It's Sarah and Pat's 7th wedding anniversary! They just recently added a baby boy to their family so they have a lot to celebrate. Happy Anniversary Pat and Sarah, cheers to many more anniversary celebrations to come. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your big 5 year celebration in Disney two years ago. We had the most fantastic time with good company. I will never forget the boys launching Buzz Lightyear off of the balcony! "To Infinity and Beyond". Love you guys!

Today's nail polish is one I received from the brand Precision and it's in the color, Sage. This is a gorgeous muddy green color and sage is simply to perfect name for it. I love the look of this one. It's smokey and sexy. I am a huge fan of greens and grays on my nails and this is the perfect marriage between the two. It works like a neutral with a kick. This color has a subtle green microshimmer throughout that captures the light and adds interest to the color. It's really beautiful!

I used two coats for full opacity and had no issues with application  I did have to trim a stray brush hair that was longer than the rest but it was no biggie, I just used some eyebrow scissors and snipped it away. I tried to leave it there but it made a mess.  This is the second Precision color I have reviewed and I am really enjoying what this brand has to offer. 






See how sometimes it looks grey and sometimes it looks green? Cool right? I dig it. What do you think of Sage

Thanks for taking the time out of your day to stop by and read the blog. It means the world to me. I love chatting with you all in the comments so don't be shy!


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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Nicole by OPI: Half-Charming, Half-Alarming


The entire Nicole by OPI Tinkerbell collection is gorgeous! I love all of the polishes! Today I have another one to show you, this is Half-Charming, Half-Alarming which is just the cutest name and perfect description for mischievous Tink!

This color is a deep coral creme. It's not that light peachy coral we see a lot, but I'd call it a coral nonetheless, or maybe a melon? Either way, it's beautiful and perfect for summer, like the rest of the Tinkerbell collection! It pulls a little red but it's so flattering on every skin tone! 

I used two coats for the opacity shown and, like the other polishes in this collection, had no issues at all with application, just smooth, opaque goodness. 



  

Do you love this one or what!? I do! 
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Nicole by OPI: Sweet on Pete


If this color does not scream summer then I don't know what does. This is Sweet on Pete which is part of the collection Nicole by OPI put out, inspired by my girl Tinkerbell! I received this for consideration from PR. Does anyone know what the name means? I am a big Tink fan but I can't figure it out! Big thanks to my sister-in-law, Kelly, for explaining the name to me. DUHHH! How can I call myself a Tink fan and not know this is referring to Tink's love for PETEr Pan! I am shot! Thanks Kel!

This is a bright chartreuse green which is a really hot color this summer in fashion. Just take a walk through the mall and you will see this hue all over the place. I dig it!

I used just two coats for opacity here and the formula was great. No streaking or balding at all. I am actually shocked at that because sometimes colors that lean more yellow have pigment issues, but not this one. Smooth goodness. Good job Nicole by OPI. 






Gorgeous right? Love it!

Random Thought: As I type this I am eating a Chocolate Chip Cherry Tort Lara Bar and man is it tasty! I think I may have found a new favorite flavor. Lara Bar for the win! 


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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Pink Wednesday: Nicole by OPI: Tink's in the Pink


It's Wednesday! Half way there!! You know by now, on Wednesdays we wear pink! Today I have a really fun one by Nicole by OPI from their Tinkerbell Collection. I love Tinkerbell so when I heard they had a nail polish collection inspired by her I was super stoked.  I received part of the collection for consideration and the first polish I am going to show you all is Tink's in the Pink

Tink's in the Pink is a really fun hot pink creme with a gorgeous high shine.  I am so so so picky with hot pinks.  They usually run too red on me or something. This one is PERFECT as it has a hint of bubblegum pink going on. This is what I want when I crave a hot pink. It actually works with my skin tone which is crazy, hot pink never does. I just love this one. It's the perfect hot pink.

I needed three coats on this one. Two was just a bit streaky for my liking. I think the third coat perfected it.  I love the end result. Beautiful high shine! Beautiful! 





Stay tuned for more from the Tinkerbell collection! I have three more colors to show you and I am super excited about it!

Americans, any plans for Independence Day tomorrow? I want to know!!!!

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Snails (Safe Nails) Candy Floss and Twinkle Dust


Hello beauties. This is a post that all my mom readers will be really excited about. I was recently contacted by a company named Snails, which is short for safe nails.  When I looked into the company and the products they offered I was super excited to have the opportunity to try them out. This is a product designed for children, and even pregnant women, who are looking for a non-toxic, safe, paraben free, and water based nail polish that washes off with soap and water. Yes, that's right, washes off with soap and water. I could not believe that when I read it so I decided to take Snails up on their offer and try it myself. Here's a little about Snails from their website:

  • Revolutionary three-ingredient formula — containing just water, acrylic polymer and non-toxic colorants, SNAILS is safe in its simplicity.
  • Totally water soluble — SNAILS washes off easily with simple soap and water, making harsh solvent-based remover a thing of the past.
  • Environmentally friendly — from biodegradable packaging and lead-free bottles, to a strict no animal testing policy. 
  • Hypoallergenic — SNAILS is purely chemical, Paraben and toxin free, so little nails are kept safe, sound and splendidly coloured.
  • Vivacious colour choices — every SNAILS polish delivers glorious high-quality gloss and deliciously gentle fragrance.

Read the rest of the review below to see if it lived up to the claims. 


Snails sent me two colors to try. First up is Candy Floss and it's a shimmery baby pink that reminds me of icing! It's really sweet! The baby pink has a nice iridescent shimmer throughout which reflects purple and blue. Very cute.

I used two coats for the opacity below. There's a little bit of visible nail line, so if you're not a fan of that you may want to use three coats instead. This polish literally has no scent which is just awesome! It applies smoothly and the company says you do not need a bottom coat and I tend to agree. 










So, could I wash this off with just soap and water? I was skeptical. I have tried water based polishes in the past that claimed to come off with a water based polish remover and they really didn't... this brand claimed all I needed was soap and water. Soap and water!! Well you know what? It worked. It worked insanely well. All I used was warm water and SoftSoap antibacterial soap, because it's what I had on hand. The best part? I didn't have to scrape or scrub, I just had to wash my hands and gently rub my nails, the polish came right off. Completely off! I was shocked! It just simply dissolved and I washed it all away. I am so impressed.



See!? I took this photo right after I finished washing (photo above). The polish is completely gone. I didn't have to do anything else. In fact, I applied the second color right after taking this photo!


The next color I tried is called Twinkle Dust which is a shimmer deep copper/burnt orange color. I used two coats for the opacity shown, and, again, no issues with application what so ever. 




Now to me, this was the test. Was this deep shimmery color going to come off with just soap and water? The answer is yes, yes it did. It came right off as easily as the Candy Floss. Color me impressed!



How cool is this stuff? I am super impressed and think this is an excellent polish to give to little girls who are into nail polish. You won't have to worry about them breathing in the fumes, or using harsh nail polish remover on their little fingers and toes. This can come off right in the shower. I can see this being a great dress-up time nail polish.  There's a real need for a product like this and I really digging this concept.

I do not think this is all that practical for adults. It does come off so easily that I wouldn't be comfortable rocking it for my manicures. I simply wash my hands too much and it'd be gone too soon. There is a niche market, namely Muslim women, discussed more thoroughly on Snails website. I think that's really cool they thought of that!  

I'm really glad Snails reached out to me. I would have never known about this product and now I have a recommendation in my back pocket when my mommy friends ask me about kid-safe products. 

Let me know what you think about this concept and these colors. Be sure to check out www.safe-nails.com to learn more about their products.

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