Wet n Wild I Need a Refresh-Mint

“A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.” -John Keats

Happy Monday loves. Hope you all had a great weekend!

I am definitely loving the new spring nail polishes coming out! I found this Wet n Wild nail polish in the shade 218A I need a Refresh-Mint. It’s such a beautiful baby blue teal color great for spring and Easter. It’s a very bright color  which I love! I scored this nail polish at CVS for only $1.99 which is a very good deal! I love this type of polish just because the brush is ideally round and bigger than most brushes.

i need a refresh-mint wnw

What do you guys think?! 🙂

Revlon Nail Art 03-Stud Struck

“People are like stained – glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” -Elizabeth Kublor-Ross.

Happy Easter Monday loves!

I’m soo sorry I’ve been way behind posting! I got sick this past week and it was not good! Anyway’s I’m back and hope you guys didn’t give up on me.

I realized that I have lots of nail polish and yet I’ve never tried any of the nail art stickers that every brand is popping out with. I was at the .99 cent store and found a pretty good steal. The Revlon Nail Art 3D Jewel Appliques Denim & Diamonds for only $1. Great idea especially for someone who’s never tried it before and doesn’t want to pay lots of money to try it out.

revlon nail art

Now let me tell you, trying it for the first time was a little difficult, having to not have any air bubbles and trying to figure out with nail art fits with which nail. But really not bad for a first time try.

revlon nail art box

What do you guys think? Which ones have you tried or recommend?! 🙂

 

 

 

NYC Color 247 Prince Street

Good morning loves! Happy Monday!

I have a guilty confession to make…  I haven’t bought nail polishes in awhile and it’s kililing me! lol the last thing I bought nail wise was a basecoat. (That’s for another blog post)

So as I was going through my nail polish pile trying to find a polish I haven’t blogged about yet and I found a pretty shiny metallic purple that is a little bright.

It’s the NYC Color Minute 247 Prince Street and for the accent nail I used the CoverGirl Scalding Emerald which is from the Hunger Games limited edition. I love using these polishes for an accent nail.

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Color Club Raspberry Rush

Happy Monday loves. Hope you all have a great week!

I picked up this nail polish set at the International Salon and Spa Expo in Long Beach a few weeks agoimageThe awesome perk about this set is that it’s all scented polish!

Raspberry Rush is a hot dark pink shade that’s supposed to smell like raspberries but to me it’s more of a light berry with a hint of bubble gum. Weird as it sounds, it actually reminds me of a berry fruity hookah flavor. I can’t help but keeping on smelling my nails !

 

ISSE 2015 Sample Haul

Hi loves!

A few weeks ago, I went to the International Salon and Spa Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center. It’s a 3 day event where licensed makeup artists, cosmotologists, estheticians and pretty much any one in the personal wellness industry. Estheticians usually aim to go on Sunday and Monday because there’s actually more skincare booths and classes. For the past 2 years now, I’ve been going to the Saturday show mainly because it’s the cheapest day. (Bad I know!)

I went for the first time last year and was there about 3 hours in advance. (You can blame it on misreading the schedule and being sick). I pretty much walked in there and felt so overwhelmed! Just imagine a convention center filled with every type of beauty product booth! Anyways, this year I was prepared and being more social and talkative, I scored so much samples!

Color Club Wicked Sweet Nail Polish and Gold Glitter

There was a post on Instagram where if you reposted a photo and go to a specific booth and I’d get some free stuff

I was given the Color Club Wicked Sweet Nail Polish that is actually scented polish along with 2 mini containers of gold flecks used for nail art.

color club polishes                                                   Get Your Lem-On, Yum Gum, Raspberry Rush, Wicked Sweet
www.colorclub.com

Fountain of Uth (FOU) Revitalizing Skin Moisturizer

It hydrates your skin naturally. It’s made with a mix of oxygen  and elements of copper, gold, silver and zinc.

fountain of uth

 

www.fouwater.com

Corrective Skincare Acne Set

*Tea Tree Scrub

*Lime Aid Medicated Moisturizer

*Glycolic 4% with Salicylic Acid

corrective skincare

 www.correctiveskin.com

Omiera Beauty Set

I love the packaging! It looks elegant and sophisticated. Here’s what is included:

Adroit: Heals Folliculitis (inflammation of the hair follicles) and Breakouts

Glocione: Epidermal Hyaluronic Filler Whitening System

Illumizone: Blanchiment Serum

Acdue: Acne Scar Regimen

Exalt: Natural Treatment for Hair Loss

Revimour: GLA Lash Solution

omiera set

www.omieralabs.com

Agadir Argan Oil Samples

*Sulfate Free with Keratin Protein Moisture Mask: anti-color fade for long lasting, hair color

*Styling Curl Creme: leave-in and anti-frizz

*Daily Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner

*Daily Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner

*Hair Shield 450 Intense Cream Treatment

agadir samples

www.agadirint.com

4 Naturals 

*Curly Wave Serum 2 Wavy-Curly: defines curls, tames frizz without buildup, moisturizes and adds shine

*Afro Stretch Curl Cream 4 Kinky-Coily: defines curls, helps eliminate shrinkage, moisturizes and revives shine

*Curl Craze 3 Curly-Kinky: defines curls, defines perfect ringlets, moisturizers and adds shine

       ** there’s no petroleum, mineral oil or silicone, no harsh alcohols, paraben and dye free**

natural curls samples

www.4naturals.com

French Samples

One of the booths were of a French company and because I had purchased something from the vendor, she gave me extra samples!

Ecrinal ANP Shampooing for Women

Ecrinal ANP Shampooing for Men

Ecrinal ANP Hair Mash-for dry and damaged hair

Akileine Heavy Legs Gel

Cicaleine Balm for Cracked and chapped feet and hands

Akildia Multi-Protective Cream

Coup  Declat Intense Plumping Treatment Wrinkle Filler

Coup Declat Nutri-Oxygenating Cream

Coup Declat Lifting Ampoules

french samples

That’s it! That’s my ISSE 2015 Sample Haul. Next time, I’ll be posting my purchases haul at the ISSE 2015. (better known as ISSE 2015 part 2! I still cant believe that these were all samples!

Rimmel London Salon 711 Punk Rock

Happy New Years love!

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a great New Years! Forgive me for being so MIA, I had too many things going on but that’s all about to change! I have some exciting news that I’ll post soon (possibly next week) and I’m so excited for it. Anyone have any good resolutions? Me for one, I plan to post more than last year , at least 3 times a week.

I haven’t done a Mani Monday in forever so from now on Monday’s posts shall be about nails. 🙂

Today I’m wearing Rimmel London Salon Pro with Lycra in the shade 711 punk rock. Sadly, I believe this shade is discontinued, hence the 75% off at CVS. It’s a long lasting cream purple that has a gel like finish.

The only con about the packaging is the brush itself. It’s really small compared to other nail brushes. I feel like the top is bigger than the applicator itself. Otherwise, I do love the color and it indeed is a long wearing polish.

*On my index finger, I’m wearing Sinful Color 922 Frenzy. It’s a nice glittery top coat. 🙂

And can we mention the background?! That is actually my front yard, it rained yesterday and those are all leaves on the ground. It’s like fall in the middle of winter when I see this background.

rimmel punk rock

 

Julep Maven Introduction Box and Review

Hi loves! I hope all is doing well. 🙂

This is a very late post but hey its better late than never. About a month ago, I had gotten an email about trying the Julep Maven box and only pay 2.99 shipping. So I figured I would try it out to see what the hype was all about.

julep hallowenn

The Benefits:

*The strengthening power of Hexanal

*Even color distribution and superior coverage

*Oxygen technology that lets nails breathe

*Antioxidants from pure green coffee extract

*Vegan

*5-free

How Julep works:

You sign up and take a style survey and at the end you get a few picks depending on your style!

They have nail polish, makeup and hair, skincare, body, nail hand and foot care and weddings.

2nd set

What I received:

*”Jet” from the It Girl collection- a creme dark black

*”Queen Anne” from the It Girl collection- a lilac confetti microglitter that does feel like there is a texture. Kind of like cat’s tongue or feels lighter than sandpaper.

*”Tatiana” from the collection Boho Glam- a golden burnt orange microglitter which is also a glitter.

* I also had gotten a gel eye glider in the shade Smoky Taupe Shimmer. I love this gel liner because it’s simple but yet makes a statement.

nails leaves

What do you guys think? Does any of you order from Julep Maven? 🙂