Saturday, April 27, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
The 6 polishes in the collection are Miss Bliss which is reviewed here, Eternal Beauty (violet), Kismet (green with gold tones), Cosmic Fate (light copper), Over the Moon (turquoise/sky blue) and the fabulous Beyond (charcoal grey). After staring at them for hours I chose Miss Bliss and its beautiful bright pink color to be my first manicure.
These are linear holos. The hologram effect is so strong that you can see it from the first brush stroke. Not only is the color beautiful instantly but it applies like a dream. With just one coat you see the full holo effect and are swooning. With two coats my nails were perfect. As I’m writing this review I’ve had my polish on for 7 days and it looks as perfect as day one. Color Club Halo Hues in Miss Bliss is as close to holographic perfection as it can be.
While I described the color as a bright pink, it’s so much more than that. The polish doesn’t depend on the sun like so many other holographic polishes do; it looks beautiful in all lights. I see a lot of purple, pink, rose and silver in it. If you are a nail polish lover then Miss Bliss and its relatives in the Halo Hues Hologram collection for 2013 are polishes you need to seek out. Quality + gorgeous colors + long lasting shine = Bliss!
Sunday, April 21, 2013
My asthma doesn't like this dirt. No, not at all. I've been fighting the allergy abuse in my system and it got particularly bad this week, with many hours in bed hacking my head off. Now the reason this is noteworthy is that after tests, exams, and yadda, yadda, yadda, I'm going to have my neck fused tomorrow. So while my posts may indicate we were on a break, I believed that my blog and I were not on a break. However, unlike Ross on Friends, I didn't cheat during this break/non-break. My doctors instructed me to get in the best physical shape I could before the surgery which, while I've accomplished a lot there, I was worn out physically. I didn't mean to blog so little, but that's how it worked out.
And there's still a chance that the surgery might not go tomorrow, depending on if I'm coughing or whatever, I guess, but I think I've gotten a lot better today and will have the surgery tomorrow. I imagine it will be about two weeks before I can blog. I have some great friends who have offered me some guest posts and you'll be seeing some of those while I'm doped up healing from the surgery.
In the meantime, I imagine I'll still be Instagramming silly things and you can follow my pictures on Instagram here. I have them autoload to my Facebook page as well as on Twitter. Check out those places and you can get a good idea of how bad my hair will look after surgery.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
" Rock opposites. Start a riot with envy-inciting style. Now is the time to blur the line between energetic and outrageous — with Mash Up, the Summer 2013 collection from ORLY. Turn up the heat to the extreme, with hyper-brights and high-attitude hues that work the weird and wonderful with wild abandon."
Choreographed Chaos: Bubblegum pink chrome
Harmonius Mess: Lavender crème
Mayhem Mentality: Vibrant orange crème
Sparkling Garbage: Saturated green with holographic glitter
Pretty-Ugly: Teal chrome
Beautiful Disaster: Magenta chrome
All ORLY Nail Lacquers including the Mash Up Collection are not formulated with DBP, Toluene and all traces of Formaldehyde and
The Mash Up Collection will be available starting May 2013 for $8.50 each. ORLY Nail Lacquers and Treatment products are available
at orlybeauty.com, Sally Beauty, Ulta and other purveyors of beauty throughout the U.S. and in over 100 countries worldwide.
For more information contact LaForce + Stevens or visit us online at www.orlybeauty.com.
It all started with Pink. For more than 35 years, Jeff Pink and ORLY have pioneered the nail care industry. By creating innovative tools and superior nail products ORLY provides the medium to produce quality manicures, allowing consumers and salon professionals to express their most colorful desires. From the conception of timeless nail looks, such as the Original French Manicure®, to cutting-edge nail color, treatments, textures and design, ORLY meets the style needs of women in over 100 countries, with the finest and safest ingredients.
I would happily take them all, yes, please. I'll be looking for mine at Sally's. I always love pink and blue and anything chrome...so this whole collection really works for me. But I most especially want Mayhem Mentality, Sparkling Garbage and Beautiful Disaster.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Today I have some lip balms from Claire's I want to show you. The old days of soda pop flavored balms have evolved into nearly everything you can imagine. Just look at these!!!
Lip balms flavored like French Fries, Popcorn, (yum), and Maccaroni and Cheese!!! Kids will get a kick out of lip balm in their favorite food flavors. And there's more.
Strawberry flavored Pucker Pops and Bacon flavored lip balm!!! Aren't they both so cute?? I love the little eyeballs. And the mustache on the bacon balm is right on trend!! The Pucker Pop is so cute with it's bow and there's a key chain to be able to attach it wherever you need to. The Pucker Pop is a little different from the other balms in that it isn't the usual open and roll up type of balm.
It's cute. And it's almost like a lip gloss. It smells delicious. And while I'm not particularly a fan of very much bacon, the balm smells wonderful to me. You can find these balms at Claire's online or in the store for just $3.50 and they have a buy one, get one 1/2 off special too. These would make awesome prizes for goody bags at a birthday party, wouldn't they?
Be sure to keep up with Claire's on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
I have so many more cute and useful items from Claire's that I'll be showing you, including makeup brushes, all kinds of nail items, makeup and more!! So stay tuned!!
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Saturday, April 6, 2013
OPI Walks the Runway with New Couture de Minnie Nail Lacquers, Inspired by Minnnie Mouse
“Last summer, OPI created a ‘Vintage Minnie Mouse’ line. Women around the world fell in love with the fun and playful shades evocative of Minnie’s traditional look,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “This year, OPI is exploring a different side of Minnie Mouse. The Couture de Minnie collection draws inspiration from Minnie’s iconic style and incorporates trends most recently seen on the runways, from standout shades to fun textural elements.”
The Couture de Minnie collection includes:
Chic from Ears to Tail
This pop of bubblegum pink is totally fabulous!
A Definite Moust-Have
This fantastic fuchsia is at the top of my shopping list.
This white and red glitter is the height of fashion.
Innie Minnie Mightie Bow
Catch this crimson by the toe!
Magazine Cover Mouse
The headline-making strawberry has sparkling texture.
Couture de Minnie nail lacquers each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Liquid Sand lacquers should always be worn without top coat. This limited edition promotion will be available beginning June 2013 at professional salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer.
For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!
As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics.