Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Body Shop Almond Hand and Nail Cream Review




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As a body shop card holder I just couldn't say no to all the sales they were having this holiday season. While my hands have been super dry this year with all the snow and cold I was looking for something moisturzing for my hands. Click down below to see if this hand cream did the trick!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Gelish Trends Are You Feeling It? Swatches and Review

I bought this back when Sally's Beauty Supply was having a BOGO Free sale. I loved this shade of sparkly green! reminds me of a mermaid tail!

This gel polish was super thick! It was hard to make it opaque. I wasn't quite able to do it in 3 coats, but it became a mess when I tried to place glitter verse just running the brush over the nail once.

You'll have to excuse my poor painting skills on this one. I think this is a great layering polish, but if you don't like bare spots don't try to make this an opaque polish. I honestly think that's where I ran into problems with this polish. I wanted it opaque and it's just not do able with this glitter polish.

I think this polish would be great to layer over a white or a minty green color. I'll still use this, and I recommend this but this polish isn't made to wear on it's own.

Below are the photos with 3 layers of Gelish Trends Are You Feeling It?

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Like I said above please excuse my shotty nail polish job but I was trying to make this opaque which this polish is meant for layering not to be a base color. I still love it and I can't wait to use it as a layering polish. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Body Shop Honey and Oat 3-in-1 Scrub Mask Review

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Whew what a mouthful! Just giving you ladies a heads up I have a few body shop reviews coming your way! I always like to wait a couple weeks of testing before I post a skin care review. Click down below to see if this mask/scrub can cleanse, polish and moisturize in one go!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Elite Therapeutics Elite Creme Review

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I've been on a hunt for a better face moisturizer so when this came in my birchbox I couldn't wait to try it! Click down below to see what I think! 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Gelish Good Gossip swatch and review

I bought this gel polish during one of Sally's Beauty Supply's many BOGO free polish sales. I picked this up because who doesn't love a sparkly red!
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This applies sheer the first coat, but with a second thin coat it turns opaque. Two coats did the job but you could do a third without making it too thick.

I did notice shrinkage after I applied my OPI gel top coat. I hate when gel polish shrink once you put a top coat on it.
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I also applied to my ring finger Gelish 'Rough Around The Edges' to give it an extra sparkle kick. I love how the gold flakies look with this glittery red!

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I later just did two coats of Gelish 'Rough Around The Edges' on all of my other fingers except for my thumbs. I really love the almost fiery look it gives this manicure.

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All in all I do like this glittery red polish with red glitter. I will definitely be using it next christmas!





Sunday, January 12, 2014

Lush's Santa Lip Scrub Review

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Back in December Mr. J took me to get a few early Birthday gifts, and I had to pick up the seasonal lip scrub from Lush. Who can say no to cinnamon heart candies? I can't! Click down below to see what I thought

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Birchbox January 2014

Hey  lovelies! I'm back with my January 2014 Birchbox post! click down below to see what I got in my box!
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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Born Pretty Store's Wax Pen for Nail Art Review

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I was contacted by the Born Pretty Store to try out a few of their items. So I picked up the wax pens in hopes that it'll help make doing nail art easier. Click down below to see if these helped!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

DIY Memory Jar

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I wanted to share something that I've been doing for a couple years. I've been keeping a memory jar for each year. I love doing it because I can look back on all the things that made me smile throughout the year that I might have otherwise forgotten.

What a Memory Jar is, starting January 1st you write down any happy moment that happened that day on a piece of paper ( I use post it notes) then put it into a jar that you decided will be your memory jar.


Happy Moments for example but not only are:
  • Things that make you smile
  • Funny moments
  • kindness shown by others
  • surprise gifts 
  • the beauty of life
  • Accomplishments 
  • blessings 
  • any happy moment you want to remember
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After you written down all your memories you can't open the notes until the new year! It's so nice to read the notes! 

I really recommend people keep a memory jar. I love opening all the little notes I've written myself. Most of the time they're little moments I completely forgot that happened! Like shared moments with people mostly. 

Also a little FYI my jar is so childish it because I made it as a senior in high school, and it was one of my first experiences with mod podge which I'm still terrible at! Anyone have any advice when it comes to mod podge? 

Happy New Year Everyone! I hope you lovelies decide on making one for yourself. Best thing I ever did! 



Lush Santa Baby Lip Tint Swatches and Review

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My Boyfriend - Mr. J took me shopping for my early birthday gifts. We went into lush and I bought a few things. I was so excited to try the Santa Baby lip tint that I picked it up first in the store. I saw lots of post claiming how pigmented they are!  Click down below to see what I thought about it!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Glam and Glits: Inked Soak off - Cameo 139 Swatch and Review

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I saw a swatch of this polish on another blog, and I just knew I had to have this gel polish for myself. Click down below to see swatches and a review!

Happy New Year!!

I had a lovely vacation visiting my family in florida before the end of 2013. I actually flew home New Years Eve, landed at 9:30pm, that's what I call a close call. I wanted to make sure I brought in the new year with my boyfriend and a few friends.

So from me and Mr. J Happy New Year!

I'm not going to say I'm going to post more this year, I won't make any promises like that. I do know I will try to just keep chugging along. I have lots of Gelish colors to swatch this coming year! I have a quite a few makeup items to review as well. 

I have to say it's taken me a little while to get some motivation to post. I was in the middle of typing up two different post on the blogger app for my phone when both posts were lost complete. After that I've been in no mood to post. But it seems like I've got my posting mojo back! I can't wait to share my opinions and What I love going into 2014! 

Happy New Years Everyone!!!