Thursday, April 30, 2015

Derma E Giveaway Winner Announced!

Hey guys! My giveaway with derma e is over and the winner has been chosen below.
If the winner doesn't contact back within 48 hours a new one will be chosen!

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Celebrate Earth Day with my Derma e Giveaway!

Hey guys! It's been a long time, and I really miss you guys and blogging!
I've been trying to baby my hands back into tip-top shape for swatching, and plan on returning soon.
I've been bad to my nails during this hiatus..they've needed a lot of TLC. More on that later though.

Today's post is about celebrating Earth Day! derma e contacted me to see if I was interested in having a giveaway for you guys and I thought some of you might be interested. Before I dive in, this is a US only giveaway.
I'm sorry for those who aren't in the US! Also you must be 18 & older to enter.

 derma e® is a family owned & operated for 30 years, they make natural skincare products are 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free, and GMO-free.
derma e giveaway
The prize is valued at $112.95 and the five products included are listed and linked below!

I have dry, sensitive skin and the items I have tried from derma e haven't irritated my skin whatsoever.
(I've tried the Microdermabrasion Scrub, Hydrating Eye Creme, and Hydrating Day Creme.)
I don't have experience with them all so I recommend to look into reviews if you have any concerns.

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If this doesn't interest you check out some of the Earth Day deal and sales going on!
These are just a few I know about, I'm sure there are tons more and I've love to hear about any I'm unaware of!

Coastal Scents - 25% off All Natural products. Ends 4/24/15 @ 11AM EST 

Kiehl’s Recycle & Be Rewarded! All Kiehl’s retail stores, customers can receive 5 stamps for every 1 Kiehl’s empty returned AND customers who bring in an empty skincare jar or bottle from ANY brand will receive a deluxe sample of Kiehl’s skincare. Ends 4/26/15

Lavanila - They will plant a tree for each order, up to 1 million trees!

Michael Todd - Planting trees for every order. Ends Today.
Origins - Free Tote and Bracelet with all orders and they plant a tree for each order made. Use code: EARTHDAY  Ends today.
Target - Up to 30% off Made to Matter Collection.
Zoya - Earth Day Polish Exchange 2015 50% discount. Use code: EARTHLUV Ends 4/28/15 11:59PM EST

Friday, October 10, 2014

Mac Lipstick Swatches: Cyber, Lady Danger, Media, Rebel and the Rihanna 2!

Hey guys! I just thought maybe you guys would like to see these, maybe not though!
I went to Mac Cosmetics last weekend (for the first time in years!) and I picked up a few new lipsticks, I took pictures to share on /r/MakeupAddiction (sub-Reddit for makeup lovers, also check out /r/RedditLaqueristas)

But anyway I thought since I took the pictures I'd post here too.
I love makeup just as much as nail polishes and I have always wondered about posting more here since I really enjoy both, so I may make more of an effort to do so! I play with both so much :)

I picked up the following Mac lipsticks - Cyber, Lady Danger, Media, Rebel and the Rihanna 2 Viva Glam!

Mac Lipsticks

Scroll down below to see the close ups!

Contrary Polish Last Leaves - November 2014 A Box, Indied.

Hi all! I hope you all are doing wonderfully and enjoying the cooler weather.

Today I have a Contrary Polish from the A Box, Indied exclusive that is perfect for Fall to show you.
The theme for this box is 
A Cornucopia of Color. 
Scroll down below to see swatches and to read about it's availability!

Contrary Polish Last Leaves Macro Contrary Polish Last Leaves (2) Contrary Polish Last Leaves (1)

Last Leaves is a milk chocolate shade with red, orange, yellow, and green microflakes. 
I used three thin coats for full opacity, but two coats is definitely wearable with practically no VNL.
This polish is really beautiful and perfect for this time of year, in my macro you can see that the gorgeous shimmer is really like itty bitty microflakies, and through the layers this polish has gorgeous depth.

You can purchase the October A Box, Indied via Llarowe on September 26. (Unsure of what time though)

Be sure to follow Contrary Polish, Llarowe and A Box, Indied on Facebook!

Friday, October 3, 2014

I Love Nail Polish Nostalgia (H)

Hey guys! Here's a quick post for you tonight!
I haven't been painting my nails very much lately but I really wanted to paint them with a pretty Fall color that wasn't vampy and I couldn't think of a better one than Nostalgia! It's opaque in two easy coats and goes on perfectly.

I feel so rusty with photos and posing my hand. I really need to get back to it.

I Love Nail Polish Nostalgia (3) I Love Nail Polish Nostalgia (1) I Love Nail Polish Nostalgia (2)

I will post again soon guys! I hope you are all doing fantastically!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Pahlish The Ghost of Banquo - October 2014 A Box, Indied.

Hey all, I hope you guys are having a really good weekend. I can hardly believe that it is September!
Today's post is featuring the October exclusive Pahlish A Box, Indied polish!

The Ghost of Banquo is a super rich, deep shimmer & flakie filled dark red.
It is absolutely stunning and perfect for the Fall and Winter! It's opaque in two coats.

Pahlish The Ghost of Banquo (1) Pahlish The Ghost of Banquo (2) Pahlish The Ghost of Banquo (4) Pahlish The Ghost of Banquo Macro (2) Pahlish The Ghost of Banquo Macro (1)

The October A Box, Indied will be available for purchase September 26th via Llarowe.
(Not sure what time, but keep checking the Llarowe Facebook to find out!)

Be sure to follow both Llarowe, and A Box, Indied on FB!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Pahlish My Bespoke Psychopath

Hi guys! I hope you are all having a wonderful Labor Day!
Today is a quick post of my NOTD, I'm wearing this beauty from Pahlish! It only needed two easy breezy coats!

And I've rounded my nails off again, what do you guys think?
I broke a corner and made a rash decision and did it but I'm actually really liking them!

Pahlish My Bespoke Pysychopath (1) Pahlish My Bespoke Pysychopath (2)

Also here are a couple pictures of my hair, I dyed it recently!
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Pahlish Sarey's Berry

Purchased By Me

Hey guys! Today's post is a quick one featuring the stunning Pahlish Bespoke Batch - Sarey's Berry.
I feel a little mean showing this beauty since it's not attainable but I just had to share it!

If you didn't know Pahlish has been releasing Bespoke Batch polishes that are limited to purchase one time only.

Pahlish Sarey's Berry Macro(2)
Look at those microflakies~ <3
This is seriously probably the most beautiful purple polish that I own!
Pahlish Sarey's Berry (4) Pahlish Sarey's Berry (6)

Monday, August 11, 2014

Girly Bits - Darkly Dreaming

Hi all! Today's post is the stunning collab polish that Jen from The Polishaholic made with Girly Bits!
When I saw that Pam was going to do a pre-order I knew that I had to have it!

Darkly Dreaming is a gorgeous dark forest green jelly with copper shimmer throughout.
I wore this a while ago so I'm not sure how many coats I used, but I'm inclined to say three coats.
It captured a little dark, but It is also lighter when you use less coats.

Girly Bits Darkly Dreaming (1) Girly Bits Darkly Dreaming (5) Girly Bits Darkly Dreaming (2) Girly Bits Darkly Dreaming (4) Girly Bits Darkly Dreaming (3)

I'm so happy that I purchased this one! It is stunning <3

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Contrary Polish The Mellower Season - September 2014 A Box, Indied.

Hi guys! Today's post is featuring the Contrary Polish September A Box, Indied shade!

The September box theme is Fall into Autumn, and you can purchase it exclusively via Llarowe.

Contrary Polish The Mellower Season Macro

Contrary Polish The Mellower Season
The Mellower Season is dark bluish purple with orange shimmer/microglitter. 

I used three thin coats of The Mellower Season for full opacity, the formula was a little bit thick but Carrie has since resolved that issue for the September box so it should be prefect for you guys!

In person it is a little bit dustier/muted than in my pictures, and the shimmer is a little more hidden in normal light.
 I had a rough time capturing it, but did my best though! It is a wonderful Fall shade and will look great on all skin tones.
I just can't wait for all the fall collection to start coming out!

To stay updated on when this Box will be available follow Llarowe on Facebook!