March 2014 ~ Polarbelle

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Today's Ulta Steal is Butter London Nail Polish!!

Ulta Beauty is doing a 21 Days Of Beauty in March 2014.  Today, 3-20, the steal is two Butter London nail lacquers for just $15!!!  The normal retail price is $15 each so you're basically getting a 2 for 1!!!

This deal is available at all Ulta stores and online for those living in the 48 contiguous states, (don't get me started on how I feel about that).  So those of you who can go to Ulta or order nail polish thru them, this is your lucky day!!!

Butter London has asked that you would show off your polish pair on Instagram using #Ulta21 to be entered for a chance to win a gift bag filled with Beauty Steals, including a butter LONDON Nail Lacquer. Make sure you tag @butterlondon – we love seeing how you rock your colour!

Oh man, my Queendom for an Ulta inAlaska!!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Nordstrom Triple Rewards Points For March 2014

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It's an exciting time...it's Nordstrom Triple Rewards Points and it starts now.  If you're not familiar with this crazy kookie event, it's several days that you can earn triple times the normal rewards points on your Nordstrom Visa card while shopping at Nordies or on-line and Nordstrom Rack, which you can also shop online through the Nordies website.  It's best that I let you know as quickly as possible....but I gotta go!!  I've got an order to place and I don't wanna waste time and I know you don't either!!

Nordies, Rack

If you have any more questions or if you don't have a Nordstrom card, read more HERE.

I've got some clothes in my cart and a couple of lipglosses.  Double check for beauty gift with purchases in order to plan because there are a TON of them!!

Let me know what you'll be purchasing....you show me yours and I'll show you mine.  Now get shopping!!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Butter London Releases The Cut Up Collection

Have you seen the Butter London Boho Collection yet?  They nail polishes are absolutely beautiful.  This collection is being followed by The Cut Up Collection of three nail lacquers which also look like they'll be really pretty.  Take a look at the pictures I received:

nail lacquer, Anorak, Dust-Up, Titchy nail polishes

The Cut Cup Collection features the three transforming overcoats that you see above.  From left to right, they are:

ANORAK: Black, white and silver chunky glitter overcoat suspended in a clear base

DUST-UP: Gold, silver and bronze chunky and fine glitter overcoat suspended in a clear base

and

TITCHY: Multi-colour chunky and fine glitter overcoat suspended in a clear base


The lacquers will be $15 on ButterLondon.com beginning in March/April.  Butter London products are also sold at Nordstrom, Ulta Beauty, and Beauty.com.

SJP By Sarah Jessica Parker Now At Nordstrom!



The newest most exciting celebrity designer collection, now at Nordstrom, is SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker.  So many people have loved her style since she was Carrie on Sex In The City.  She's been followed everywhere by the paparazzi and we're often treated to pictures of her style roaming the streets of New York City.  Have you ever imagined yourself in her shoes?  Now you can literally experience such a thing.  Let's take a look at some of the things being offered in the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker collection.

Nordstrom, shoes, purses, handbags, trench coats

The first thing you should know is that the shoes aren't in every Nordstrom store.  They are online but the stores that are initially showcasing the collection are listed at the bottom of this page.

I was really hoping there would be a shoe named Carrie and there is.  You see how it is a quintessential Carrie Bradshaw type of pump in purple, nude or black.  The Nordstrom website even gives complete looks with the collection to illustrate how to style the items.  For instance, here's the Carrie and styled with the SJP trench coat.

Nordstrom, shoes, coats, SJP Collection, style

Here we have the Maud Sandal, which comes in a variety of colors, and a way to style it.

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker, Nordstrom

You really need to check out the full collection.  There are purses, sandals, flip flops, espidrills, and more.  On the Nordstrom website are videos, a blog with SJP,  and a Pinterest contest to win a collection of SJP shoes worth $2000!  There is so much information online, you really should spend some time looking at it all.

Below are the locations where the shoes are currently displayed:




California
Fashion Valley (San Diego)
The Grove (Los Angeles)
San Francisco Centre (San Francisco)
Santa Anita (Arcadia)
South Coast Plaza (Costa Mesa)
Topanga (Canoga Park)
Valley Fair (San Jose)

Florida
Aventura (Aventura)
International Plaza (Tampa)
Village of Merrick Park (Coral Gables)

Hawaii
Ala Moana (Honolulu)

Illinois
Michigan Avenue (Chicago)
Oakbrook Center (Oak Brook)
Woodfield Shopping Center (Schaumburg)

Massachusetts
Natick Mall (Natick)
New Jersey
Cherry Hill (Cherry Hill)
Garden State Plaza (Paramus)

New York
Roosevelt Field (Garden City)

Oregon
Washington Square (Tigard)

Tennessee
The Mall at Green Hills (Nashville)

Texas
Houston Galleria (Houston)
NorthPark Center (Dallas)

Virginia
The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City (Arlington)
Tysons Corner Center (McLean)

Washington
Downtown Flagship (Seattle)

It's pretty exciting to look at.  Shoes are always fun, don't you think?  I couldn't wear as high a heel as Sarah Jessica Parker, but I could do sandals and flats, for sure.

Do you think the shoes are representative of her style?  What do you like the look of the best?

Friday, March 7, 2014

Opi Muppets Most Wanted Let's Do Anything We Want Glitter Nail Polish Swatches and Review

A beauty blogger doesn't always get to wear one particular nail polish as long as one would like.  I could wear OPI I Want Applause nail polish forever, I think.  However, I need to try more of the new items I've purchased and swatch them for you.  Fortunately, my next manicure to show you is a Muppets Most Wanted glitter nail polish top coat which is just pure perfection applied over my previous mani.

Let's take a look at Let's Do Anything We Want.  I'm horrified to think I almost passed this up!  Near nail fail!!!  Thankfully, curiosity won out over attempted frugality and I decided to pick this one up.  I would marry this polish and/or this combination because I love them so much!

OPI Muppets Most Wanted, glitter top coat, square glitter nail polish, I Want Applause

Let's Do Anything We Want has a clear base with small round white and round  pink glitters and white square glitters in a clear suspension base.  I thought I wouldn't like square glitters particles but I was wrong.  So very wrong!!!!  I love this!!!

The polish applies like a dream!!  I put it on fairly thick with no problem at all.  I found that I could push the squares around to a pattern pleasing to my eye with ease using the bottle brush.  If I had wanted a specific pattern, I could use a dotter tool to push the squares into the desired locations.  Even though I applied with a heavy hand, this nail polish dried quickly!!!  Like Speedy Gonzales fast!!

OPI Muppets Most Wanted, glitter top coat, square glitter nail polish

The polish dries down matte with gorgeous sparkle.  Gaw-Jus!!!!  I'm SO glad I didn't not buy it, lol.   It has very minimal bumpiness without top coat, barely worth mentioning but I do want to tell you everything I can about it.  It's not even as bumpy as a texture polish and it doesn't catch anything, so really just not worth even mentioning.

You know that Sally Beauty Supply carries OPI now, right?  That's where I purchased mine.  It was around $9.50.  You also can find OPI at salons, Penneys, Ulta, HEB, Fred Meyer and many, many more locations. 

Have you found the Muppets Most Wanted Collection yet?  What did you think??  Any keepers for you?

Here's a picture of my dog. She wouldn't look at me.

Every neighborhood in Anchorage, AK has their own moose.  Sometimes there are two or more.  They're everywhere.  I was fortunate once to witness a moose giving birth in my back yard and saw the fledgling moosie take it's first steps.  It was awesome and I was safely in my house where you need to be, especially when they have their babies around.




And then there was the time that my husband was on his way to work and saw two bull moose lock horns fighting in the middle of the street.  Pretty cool.

While we see them nearly every day and they're familiar with us and vehicles, seasoned Alaskans know that you can't go pet them and it's against the law to try and hand feed them.  People do it but every couple of years, someone will get stomped to death by a moose.  They're very unpredictable.  They are large animals, bigger than horses, and can turn on you very quickly.  Best just to watch from the safety of a car or home.

And there you have your moose education for the day!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

#tbt headed to Carnegie Hall to hear my cousin sing. #NewYork



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#tbt Myself and my cousin Carol on #Broadway at The Addams Family

New York!  New York!!



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Monday, March 3, 2014

Watch Me Tell The Time

Rose gold is a color that just about everyone loves.  It is fresh and gives a cool break from the standard golds and silvers.  This watch was less than $20 at Patty's Closet in Anchorage, Alaska.

If you haven't been yet, it's at the corner of the Old Seward and 36th.




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Opi I Want Applause; Muppet's Most Wanted Collection Nail Polish Swatches And Review

Finally able to do a manicure, but now sporting shorties, (dang it!!), I chose I Want Applause from the OPI Muppets Most Wanted Collection.  I have several different pictures to show you in different lightings.  It does change a little based on your lighting conditions, but in my opinion, the first and last pictures are most accurate.  I include the other two just so that you know what it might look like indoors or in low lighting.

Who doesn't love a great Muppet, right?  This collection has several polishes, but I knew right away that this was the first manicure I would do.  I've been wanting to do either a white or a clean pink with a white tone to it.  I Want Applause is such a pink.  It is a clean cool light pink that can lean white in certain lightings.

I loaded these pictures with my cell phone, which was a first time, so I'm desperately hoping that works out!

The first picture is outside on a cloudy day.

OPI Muppets Most Wanted, nail polish

The next picture is in the shade, but it shows how the polish may look in indoor lighting.  It leans a little warmer that way, rather than the true cool pink lean that it really is.

Muppets Most Wanted OPI nail polish collection

Again, below, I believe is more representative of the true color.

In my haste to hop a flight and ride sux hours to get home, I neglected to do the review part of this post!  I began applying I Want Applause with a thin coat.  I found it streaky and difficult to get an even application.  No worried there as I always do two coats anyway. 

On my second thin coat, the polish dudnt even up and level out as I had anticipated.  Still not a huge deal to me because this perfect baby pink is worth a little effort and I put a third thicker coat. 

It leveled and even out with the third coat and I put a coat of Seche Vite over the top and was good to go.  I totally and completely am head over heels in love with this nail polish!!

Opi nail polish swatches, review

I was so delighted, last night watching the Oscars, to see that this color is right on trend!  Did you notice the mani-cam they have?  I saw so many light nude to nude-pink colors...woo hoo!!

Have you seen the collection yet?  Which polish are you most looking forward to?

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Do the #Opi sheer tints only come in mini size?



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I Love Applause. Yeah, don't we all but this polish deserves it!



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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Just LOVE my Nike shirt from @jdsportsofficial



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