Monday, December 23, 2013

Lush- Jolly Holidays Gift Set

What's inside

Dream Cream Body Cream 45g (Review here)

Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter 15g (Review here)

Ocean Salt 70g

Snowcake Soap 100g

Rose Jam Shower Gel 100ml

This is a great buy especially for those looking to get some top selling or popular items with a couple Christmas items in there too! You definitely get your money's worth with this set, don't miss out!

Not photographed: Snowcake Soap  I forgot :(

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Beauty Blogger Bunch Giveaway- Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette & Naked BB Cream

Welcome to the Beauty Blogger Bunch Winter Giveaway! We are giving away the much anticipated Urban Decay Naked 3 palette along with a travel size Naked BB cream to two lucky winners.

Here are the ladies that are helping sponsor these prizes! 

Beauty by Miss L // Liz Loves Makeup// Belleza Kisses
  Ebony Jay // I am the Makeup Junkie // Glamorous Mama 
Ashley Elizabeth // Barbie's Beauty Bits

The Beauty Blogger Bunch is a large group of beauty & fashion bloggers where we all come together sharing tips, hosting giveaways and supporting one another. If you are interested in joining, you can apply to our group of over 300 bloggers HERE

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Studio Gear Holiday Palette Swatches

                                                                                                                          Press Sample

This palette comes with four eye shadows and one blush all great holiday colors. These colors are perfect for the Holidays, I can't wait to start creating some looks with these. The blush itself it's just so gorgeous, I m a sucker for pinky pinks and this one is right up my alley. These have great color pay off, all swatches were swatched with no primer. The only one I had trouble with showing up was Glimmer, which is one I had high hopes for. With a primer I am sure it becomes more pigmented.

Frost- White pearl shimmer
Platinum Blue grey deep frost
Coal Matte black with silver sparkles
Glimmer Golden Shimmer
Snowy Glow (blush) Light peachy pink
My only question is why is the diagram of the palette in a different order? It might be confusing to some that are trying to match the picture with the actual palette. 

Left to right
Frost, Platinum, Glimmer, Coal

Snowy Glow

Overall: I love the colors and they have some good pigmentation and these are great Holiday colors. But I am not sure that I would spend $25 for this palette and at It's original price of $40.00 I don't think I would even attempt to pick this up.

Get 10% off with the code SGHOLIDAY
After discount and tax you can get this for $24.07 before shipping

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Lush- Rose Jam Shower Gel Holiday 2013

One of he many Christmas Limited Edition products on the Lush shelves right now, is Rose Jam. With its rose- vanilla scent this shower gel smells so yummy! I have never tried many of the shower gels besides snow fairy, so I decided to get the smaller size and am regretting it now! Thank goodness I have another one from the Jolly Holiday's box!

I love the smell of this, very sweet and fresh. It lathers so well and I even use it for the kids for bubbles. This has the same scent as the Ro's Argan so if you love that you definitely need to pick this up, and before December 25 because that is when it goes bye bye for the year! 

Price & Availibitlty

$10.95 3.3oz
$19.95 8.4oz
$29.95 16.9oz

Monday, December 16, 2013

Zoya Naturel Collection 2013

                                                                                                                        Press Sample

This photo is taken with the flash the above photo is more true to the colors of the bottle.

This is a gorgeous collection, the colors are described as rose toned nudes. I am really loving all these rose toned colors lately. The lighter colors Chantal and Taylor were difficult for me to apply I have no clue why, perhaps it's because I have acrylic nails, I'm not sure. They went on very thick for me but still sheer in some spots so I had to mess with these two. My favorite is Odette and Normani, gorgeous purple tones.

All descriptions quoted from

Two coats


Zoya Nail Polish in Chantal can be best described as a delicious full-coverage, French Vanilla cream. Pair with any of the other Naturel Collection shades for a chic tone-on-tone look!

Two coats


Zoya Nail Polish in Taylor can be best described as full-coverage, light toffee cream. Pair with any of the other Naturel Collection shades for a chic tone-on-tone look!

Two coats


Zoya Nail Polish in Rue can be best described as full-coverage, boudoir blush cream. Pair with any of the other Naturel Collection shades for a chic tone-on-tone look!

Two coats


Zoya Nail Polish in Brigitte can be best described as full-coverage, bombshell mauve cream. Pair with any of the other Naturel Collection shades for a chic tone-on-tone look!

First two nails have two coats, second two have one


Zoya Nail Polish in Odette can be best described as full-coverage, sultry orchid maroon cream. Pair with any of the other Naturel Collection shades for a chic tone-on-tone look!

First two nails have two coats, second two have one


Zoya Nail Polish in Normani can be best described as full-coverage, sable mauve cream. Pair with any of the other Naturel Collection shades for a chic tone-on-tone look!

Price & Availability

$9 each or $54 for entire set

Lulu & Sweetpea Gel Nail Starter Kit Giveaway!

Lulu & Sweetpea is giving away a gel nail starter kit! These sets and polishes come at a pretty hefty price so this is an awesome giveaway! Be sure to check out her blog and the other ladies helping host this giveaway! 

My Three Bittles // A Beauty Moment // The Foley Fam {unedited} // Hairspray and High Heels // Glamorous Mama // Queen of Chaos 

This complete Gelish MINI set up includes:
  • Gelish MINI Basix kit- Ph Bond, Foundation, Top It Off,  Nourish cuticle oil, Nail Surface Cleanser, Artificial Nail Remover, cuticle pusher, file, and orangewood stick.
  • 2 Gelish MINI colors- Make You Blink Pink (my fav!) & I'm Brighter Than You.
  • Gelish MINI pro LED curing lamp.  
This kit is estimated at $154.80 value!
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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Lush- Melting Snowman Holiday Limited Edition

What they say :
"Our Melting Snowman Luxury Bath Melt returns this year with his skin-softening legacy and warming hot toddy scent. Cocoa and Shea butters and almond oil moisturize and soften the skin to perfection. Spicy cinnamon and clove oils combine with sweet orange and lime, creating the ultimate holiday fragrance that just makes us want to sink into a hot bath on a cold, snowy night. Drop this under the tap while it's still running and sink in to watch him dissolve like a real snowman, carrot nose and all."

This is such a cute bath melt for the kiddos! My kids love their bath products and this one is too cute! I even bought one to just sit in my room as decoration! It smells so yummy in the bath, very soothing. The main fragrance I can smell is cinnamon and cloves. How he dissolves is pretty cool too, my boys liked the melting chocolate pieces the most. I didn't use this for myself but I did notice how soft my boys skin were after. 

This little guy is so cute and for the price you have to try him or get it for your little ones! He is only around for the Holidays so grab him quick!

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Zoya- Zenith Winter Collection 2013 Swatches

                                                                                                                           Press Sample

New this winter to Zoya is the Zenith collection. With some really amazing deep, rich shades and some fun shimmer and sparkly polishes, this set has it all.

I started doing pink and whites on my nails recently so that's the reason for the one nail swatches. All swatches below are 2 coats.







This is Mosheen over my white tips. 

Random Swatch Wednesday- Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick 113

Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick by Kaye Moss shade 113-

Among all these gorgeous shades I have tried this one is not my favorite. The color in the tube is so gorgeous but unfortunately on my skin tone it comes out too orange. I've seen swatches on other blogs of this and it looks fab on other people. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Lush- Sandy Santa Body Butter Holiday 2013

With a slightly new formula this year Sandy Santa is back! Of course he is new to me and I already love him. His sand and sugar ingredients help buff away dead skin and with one of the new ingredients being murumuru oil, he leaves your skin feeling so smooth! 

His little red sandy hat got all over him but he is cute that way. :) 

He smells like coca-cola to me not sure what he is suppose to smell like, but that is my guess. He is very melty and different from your Buffy Bar. I use him on my legs mainly before shaving, my skin is too sensitive to use him anywhere else. I find that the sugar and sand are a little more harsh on my arms and body. But he has definitely replaced my Ocean Salt at the moment which is what I used before shaving. While Buffy leaves a slight oily residue on your skin, Sandy does not and you're still left with very soft skin and it smells so good! 

Overall: I love him! From his smell to his little red Santa hat! My skin after is soo soft! The only thing that I don't like so much is that he goes fast I started wiping him with a towel after I was done before putting him in the tin, that way he isn't sitting in water. But other than that I think he is fun and a great body butter/scrub.

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The Beauty Blog Coalition Winter Giveaway $900

The bloggers from the Beauty Blog Coalition are at it again and want to give you the opportunity to win a little money right before the holiday season!
All terms and conditions are listed in the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway is open from 10 December until 21 December, internationally to all those ages 18 and up. You may tweet using the Rafflecopter option once a day until the giveaway is over for extra entries. One winner will receive a $500 prepaid Visa gift card. Two more winners will receive a $200 prepaid Visa gift card. (Both are available as a one-time PayPal transfer if the winner so chooses.)
Please take time to visit the bloggers who made this giveaway happen and good luck!

A Little Polish
Ashley is PolishAddicted
Beauty and Fashion Tech
Beauty by Krystal
Beauty by Miss L
Beauty Info Zone
Big Time Beauty
Blushing Basics
Blushing Noir
Citizens of Beauty
Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom
Cosmetic Sanctuary
daydreaming beauty
Fabulous Awesomeness
Glamorous Mama
Hairspray and Highheels
Honeygirl's World
Justina's Gems
Kat Stays Polished
Lawless Lacquer
Liesl Loves Pretty Things
Lipgloss Break
Logical Harmony
Makeup by Kim Porter
Midnight Manicures
Moxie Reviews
My Highest Self
My Newest Addiction Beauty Blog
Peace Love Lipgloss
Peek & Ponder
Pointless Cafe
polish insomniac
Portrait of Mai
Pure Natural Diva Botanicals
Set in Lacquer
Smashley Sparkles
Stephanie Louise- All Things Beautiful Blog
The Crumpet
The Lacquerologist
Will Paint Nails for Food

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Lush- Turkish Delight Review & Photos

Lush Turkish Delight Shower Smoothie-

 As I am sitting here writing this, I literally have this pot of goodness up to my nose! I really cannot let it go! Among their wide variety of shower products, they have created some amazing shower smoothies. Newest to my shower is the Turkish Delight. I mainly wanted to buy it because of the name, brings me memories of watching Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe and wanting to eat Turkish Delight!!

This has a very different consistency than the other shower smoothies. It is very, very thick and creamy. Ingredients include rose water, cocoa butter, coconut oil and grape seed oil, just to name a few. This amazing scent couldn't be any more delightful. I will say the first time smelling it, it does come off a little strong, I didn't expect it to smell so rosey. One flaw for me is that it is hard to work within the shower, it is so clumpy I end up dropping some in the shower and at $35 a pop you want to save every last bit of this. 

I take a small scoop full and rub it in my loofah as much as I can that way any thing that falls will be tiny pieces. This also will be perfect for using in the bath too!

 The best way I can describe the feeling it leaves on your skin, is squeaky clean lol. It leaves absolutely no residue on your skin, which is why this works well with Ro's Argan. 

 Overall: I really can't rave about this enough, the feeling it leaves on your skin after you're out of the shower and all dry is phenomenal. Without using any kind of lotion my skin feels so clean and soft. I highly recommend this smoothie just for the smell and fun experience alone.

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