Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Young Nails Caption Nail Polish And Stamping Plates Review



Have you worn Caption Polish By Young Nails?  Or played with their nail art stamping plates?   If you've spied the brand in your local Ulta Beauty, chances are really good that you've been drawn to the brand as I have been.  I've purchased a few colors and stamping plates and enjoy them.  Two days before I found out I was having surgery mid-December, I received the Tinsel Time collection, a set of stamping plates and the base and top coats to try.  I had just started to play with them when I found out about the surgery and is why you are seeing this collection today.  The colors are available on the Caption Polish website where you will find the full line of Caption, as opposed to Ulta where the choices are limited.

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Let's talk first about the nail polishes, (10 ml /$9.95).   The polishes I purchased previously were chosen purely by color alone.  Caption polishes dry quickly.  During application, you can tell they're not as runny as other brands.  The satins, (pictured here in light blue, vanilla, pink and purple), dry almost as you apply them, it seems.  When combined with the top coat and base coat, well, that's when the magic happens and the polishes give incredible long lasting wear.   I was truly impressed by the length of wear, not receiving any tip challenges for the first week, and totally fell in love.  And I mean I am in love with this brand!!

Let me show you the colors I received in the Tinsel Town collection.  As previously stated, these are colors in the regular line as well and can be found on the Caption Polish website.

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On the far left is the gold holographic glitter called On Full Blast.  The picture just doesn't show the joy of the holo.  Both the gold and the silver, Drop The Mic, have incredible holo sparkle.  I like to wear these over one of the other colors.  The blue satin shimmer is Anywhere But Here.  The rose satin is Selfie Fulfilled Prophecy.

The lavender shimmer, Way Above Average, is my favorite polish in the collection.  It has the coolest color ever to it.  I couldn't stop staring at my fingers.  I got a lot of comments on Youtube, IG and Snapchat with a mani that I did wearing this combined with On Full Blast as an accent nail.  I'll be wearing this again soon. 

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The vanilla satin is named Rise & Grind.  Let's Be Frank is the incredible garnet color.  It has a depth to it that can't accurately be captured by my camera, with tone on tone and gold shimmer within.  Last but not least is the green with gold shimmer named Brave Inside.

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The stamping plates are well etched.  I haven't had any trouble at all with any of the plates I've used.  Each boxed set includes the duo-ended stamper that you see above as well as a polish scraping card.  The plate sets are sold in either single or double plate sets.  Pictured on the website is the clear type of fat squishy stamper.  I don't know which one is the current stamper, but I really like the one I received.  Below is a quick mani I did in the end of January with one of the Caption stamping plates that I had purchased earlier in the year.  Both of the center fingers are stamped with Caption plates.


I really enjoy this brand.  I highly recommend the base and top coats when wearing the polishes.  I have such incredible wear with a Caption sandwich!  And the plates are really really good.  They make stamping easy and I think they're a good place to start if you've always wanted to try stamping.  They are a joy to a more experienced nail artist as well.  Caption plates made me absolutely fall in love with stamping.  The only drawback about this brand is the super small space they have in Ulta.  We're just going to need immediate access to all the colors and nail art products!!! 

Follow Young Nails and Caption Polish on Instagram.  You'll probably want to follow their Facebook fan page as well.  You can purchase Caption products on their website and both in store and online at Ulta.com 

Have you used Caption polishes, stamping plates or nail art products?  Have you seen them in your Ulta?

Sunday, February 18, 2018

I Had Some Hauls - New Videos On The Tube


In the last few weeks, I've taken advantage of some sales, gift cards and coupons and filmed a haul video with some mini reviews mixed in. I broke it up into two youtube videos; the first is drugstore, Mac and Sephora. The second video is my Ulta coupon haul. Posting on youtube generally has a different type of structure than blog posts. The content is often different and I don't really know if it's something blog readers like to see or not, but if you do, here they are.  Let me know if you'd like to see anything in a Get Ready With Me type of video or blog post.




The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads

Sand & Sky Brilliant Skin Detoxify + Brighten Purifying Pink Clay Mask is an effective 4-in-1 mask that effectively boosts radiance, clears clogged pores, regulates sebum production and detoxifies the skin in a mere 10 minutes, and it does so without drying out the skin. Read the full review on Lola's Secret Beauty Blog to see why this mask is worthy of your consideration!

Prime Beauty upped her lash game with the new L'Oreal Voluminous X Fiber Mascara. See before and after pics!

The love continues on Beauty Info Zone for Monat haircare. This week Marcia shares her straight, shiny hair favorites.

What are your On-the-Go beauty favorites? Pammy Blogs Beauty shares her in her updated "What is in her bag?" post.

Polarbelle has done a little bit of damage with her hauls of the last few weeks. The video of the first half is now on YouTube.

In case you're in the mood to try out a new mascara or two, Allison from Never Say Die Beauty recommends her current favorites.

BeautyJudy took the new Maybelline Total Temptation Shadow and Highlight Palette for a spin! Check out two looks with this work appropriate AND nighttime appropriate palette!

Are you trying to save some money and not buy all the latest cosmetics coming out? Do you already have a substantial makeup collection not getting used? Jen from The Jedi Wife has been revisiting her old cosmetic favorites with her #TBTBeauty posts. Her latest post features the NYX Cosmetics Sex Bomb palette.

There's a NEW bullet lipstick in town, and it's a STAR! Shipra of Taneja's Bride shares ALL 25 ColourPop Lux Lipsticks' lip swatches!


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

FEBRUARY IPSY AND BOXYCHARM UNBOXING

I always have fun unboxing my Ipsy Glam Bag and my latest subscription box, Boxycharm.  Join me to see what I have in mine and let me know below if you got the same or different items.  I hope everyone has a nice day.


Saturday, February 10, 2018

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads

Bees Knees Lacquer and LynB Designs have partnered together on a nail polish collaboration to celebrate the upcoming Black Panther film. It has just launched and Jen from The Jedi Wife has swatches on her blog now!

Whether you travel a little or a lot, Lola's Secret Beauty Blog believes that bringing ultra-luxe travel sizes of your most coveted beauty products with you will make you feel pampered and happy– whether you are out discovering the world in your travels, or just going on a business trip.

Beauty Info Zone's emails quit on them so many articles and giveaways weren't seen. They are hoping you can catch up with their articles and enter their giveaways!

Check out our top picks! Pammy Blogs Beauty explores the Youthful Restoration Kit from DDF. Awesome products and great value!

Did you know that The Oprah Magazine has a subscription beauty box? Take a look and see what Stacie from Makeup Obsessed Mom got in her first box.

Prime Beauty thinks we all need a Va-Va-Voom in our lives if it comes in the form of a lipstick, all the better! Check out the new Buxom Va-Va Plump Shiny Liquid Lipsticks!

Want soft and smooth skin for Valentine's Day? Allison from Never Say Die Beauty recommends the delectable, totally greaseless, anti-aging Moon Dip Body Mousse from the fabulous natural and cruelty-free Farmhouse Fresh!

BeautyJudy talks about some current favs this month including a Pixi Skintreat and Violet Voss eye palette!

If you're a Charlotte Tilbury fan like Christa from Realizing Beauty you'll want to know that she's released a new limited edition Filmstar Bronze & Blush Palette and of course it's FABULOUS.

15 Minute Beauty has a thing for primers, she's tried so many of them! Here she's sharing her favorite eye shadow primers!

Polarbelle gathered her Top 10 eyeshadow palettes of 2017.See if any of your favorites made her list.


Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Perfect Valentine Gift? Try Sky Organics Bath And Shower Bubble Box Subscription!



Sky Organics has delivered the first subscription box for bath and shower bombs called the Bubble Box.  Isn't that a genius idea?  It's just $16.95 which includes free shipping.  Each month, the recipient will receive a bath bomb, a shower steamer, a bubble bar and one surprise item.  All items are made from 100% natural ingredients and are cruelty free.  Give a subscription as a gift and your honored recipient will remember you kindly with each fragrant bubbly thought.  Today I'm sharing the January Bubble box with you.


Wouldn't this be a cheerful box to receive?  It makes me happy just to look at it.  January's theme is Champagne...quite appropriate to enter the new year.  In my box are two bath bombs, a shower steamer and a bubble bar.


The scents in this box as described by the website are:

Lavender Champagne 5oz Bath Bomb
A sparkling mix of lavender oil, effervescent citrus notes, and sweet vanilla combine to make this festive fragrance

Love Potion Mini Bath Bomb
A sweet bouquet of citrus and berries

Lavender Luxury Shower Steamer
Described as a lavender lover's dream

Strawberry Shake Bubble Scoop
oooh, listen to this description: vine ripened strawberries combined with notes of juicy orange and peach nectar. Bring It ON!

You can subscribe yourself or be the one to give the best gift to someone else.  It will arrive monthly in the mail.  It's such a treat!!!   You can purchase a previous month's box for a one time fee of  $19.95 each, and I would urge you to check out the December box.  Those are my favorite scents!!!

Browse the organic goodies on the Sky Organics website or subscribe to the Bubble Box directly.  You can learn more by following Sky Organics on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. 

What do you think about a subscription bath box?  Are you as happy as I am about it?

Saturday, February 3, 2018

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads

Well....yeah, I've still been fighting this bug thing I got in surgery which has made working tough. I hope I get through it soon; I'm tired of fever and nausea, you know? I think the fam is getting bored with me. Yikes, but in between the first bout and the relapse, I filmed a video where I recreate Lady Gaga's Grammys look. I thought the camera was focused on me, but umm, it's made for more learning moments. Anyway, I cover skincare, the Kiss Lip Plumper, and the makeup. If you'd like to watch, you can find it here.  Are you looking forward to what look we should recreate from the Oscars?  I know I am!!

Are you a fan of the fantasy romance novel or adapted film "The Princess Bride"? If so, you’re in luck! Literary Lacquers has a new trio of nail polishes inspired by the story, with one of them being limited edition. Jen from The Jedi Wife has swatched and reviewed them on her blog.

Are you looking for something sweet for Valentine's Day that doesn't add any calories? Beauty Info Zone suggest you enter their Macaron giveaway. 3 people will win a great detangling brush in the color of their choice.

Prime Beauty discovered a brand that not only gives back but its mission is to empower women! Check out her review of the new RealHer Be Fearless, Be Limitless Blush Kit!

Glow bright like a diamond with Shipra of Taneja's Bride with the Wet N Wild Beauty MegaGlo Hello Halo Liquid Highlighters, a drugstore gem!

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog can’t stop praising The Organic Pharmacy Jasmine Night Conditioner because this amazing nighttime treatment eliminates dead skin cells and it hydrates the skin! When you wake up you will be greeted by gorgeous glowing skin.

15 Minute Beauty has been busy revamping a lot of her site, and over on her new fragrance guide you can find a lot of perfume reviews and learn more about how fragrance notes work.

Thinking about Valentine's makeup? Allison from Never Say Die Beauty suggests adding Punk Rock, a subtle pink/purple/teal/gold/peach glitter liner from Urban Decay's Heavy Metals product line. It looks amazing over a purple pencil!

Do you love natural skincare? Pammy Blogs Beauty explores the natural skincare, hair, nails, and fashion from SUZANNE Organics by Suzanne Somers.

BeautyJudy has her nails and makeup ready for the Super Bowl Check out her Eagles-inspired looks!

The Lunar New Year is approaching quickly and Realizing Beauty shares two of the prettiest Givenchy cosmetic items she's ever seen.

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