Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Sally Hansen and Rimmel: New Summer Offerings!

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Hey guys!

I am back today with a great post, coming to you from Sally Hansen and Rimmel.

I was sent some lovely new products from the makers of the two above brands, and I would love to show you guys.

One is a nail polish, and the other is a face tint. 


The first product, show on the left, is Rimmel London's #InstaFLAWLESS, perfecting radiant skin tint. This is in the shade 006 light medium. I have no pics of what this looked like on me. 

This product, in my honest opinion, did nothing for my skin. I put on a decent amount, three or four dime sizes all over my face and neck. Generally, I have oily skin, but nothing too, too bad. This product, it made my skin look more greasy and felt greasy and sticky on and to the touch. As for it making my skin flawless as the name suggests, it does the opposite.

On the back of this product, it states that it provides a natural radiant glow and erases signs of fatigue. It leaves skin hydrated for up to 24hrs while helping to brighten your skin tone. Maybe the greasy look and feel I was getting was moisturization and a glow, but it was too much for me. While this may be a good product for other people, this product doesn't do it for me.

The next two products I have to show you and talk about are Sally Hansen's Color Therapy in Slicks and Stones and the line's top coat. This line is infused with argan oil for healthier nails and the color is supposed to last longer.

This is a dark purple metallic with tons of gold shifting glitter throughout. I did two coats with the top coat.


The glitter in the light appears medium purple instead of gold. Application was great, it went on really well and I had minimal cleanup. The top coat, I didn't test for wear but it went on nicely and was shiny, but to me it wasn't anything super special. If I left it on for a day, then I could probably tell you guys more how it performs.

As far as the color doing anything for my nails, even for the short time I left it on, I am still iffy. Right after I took it off my nails peeled. It says it should provide instant moisture. In my opinion, I don't think it does. My nails were still brittle.

In my opinion, the jury is out for this doing anything special for my nails. Maybe it takes long term wear to see any effects, but for me it is just a normal nail polish. The color is super pretty though. It says on their website that 9 out of 10 women had noticeable improvement in their nails after wearing it, so we will see when I next wear it for an extended period of time if it does what it says.

Well, that's all I have for you guys for now. I will talk to you all later, bye.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Mini Metallic Leesha's Lacquer

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Hey guys!

I am back today with some more Leesha's Lacquer.

This time, I have mini polishes to show you all, and these are all holo metallic colors.

Here is a preview of the lovelies I have up for you.


A couple of them this time had application issues, and I will point out which ones and why in a bit. Now, let's get to the lovely colors.

First up, this one is called Enchanted. This is one of three that I will show you that had a label on the bottle, and one of two that actually had a polish name. It is a super sheer frosty lavender. I did three coats by itself.


This is a very sheer color, but I really like it. This is very lovely for the winter, it reminds me of Frozen. There were no application issues here, it went on really smoothly.


Next up, this one is called Nosy Be Chameleon. This is the only other one of the bunch that has a name. From here on out, the rest are no names. It is a burnt red/copper with micro light blue shimmer/holo. I did three coats by itself.


This one went on great. It dried a little gritty, so not sure if it is a texture or it dried funny, but either way I liked the texture and finish. I love how shiny it is, it reminds me of a penny. 

Next, this one has no name. It is a dark, sepia-tone brown, filled with scattered holo. I did three coats by itself. 



Application on this was terrible. It could be that because of the hot weather here in Hawaii, it got clumpy fast, or cause it was sitting next to my computer for a little bit, but it went on super clumpy and I had a hard time getting it to even out. The finishing look is the best I could do.

The fourth one I have to show you is very similar to Nosy Be Chameleon. It is a bronze/copper with micro blue holo and red flakies. This one is a bit darker and less red than the other. I did three coats by itself.


Application was great. I really like this color. The red flakes look green in the light, and makes this color look like grass and dirt. Not in a bad way, I mean it reminds me of the earth.

Next up, these three are bright and fun colors. This one is a thick, metallic, egg yolk yellow with gold holo shimmer throughout. I did three coats of this by itself.


This one was a little difficult to apply, and was streaky, but nothing too over the top. I think this is such a fun color for spring and summer. It would go great with a mint green or mint blue.

This next one is my favorite of the bunch. This is a bright magenta pink filled with holo. I did three coats by itself.


This color reminds me of another color of Leesha Lacquer that I recently swatched, Strawberry Daiquiri. Only thing is, this color is bright and medium pink, as where Strawberry Daiquiri is a darker pink.



Last up, this one is a medium lilac filled with holo shimmer. I did three coats by itself. This one has the strongest holo out of all of the colors I have shown you.


For those of you that still are huge into holo polishes, I think this one is for you. Lots of holo shimmer, I really like this color. This color is great for the spring. Leesha's Lacquer sure does pastels really well. This one went on great, there were no problems in application.

Which ones did you guys enjoy? Did you enjoy more of the darker colors? Or are you more of a fan of the spring, pastel ones? Let me know in the comments!

Well, that is all that I have for you guys for now. I will talk to you all later, bye!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Glitter Mania with Leesha's Lacquers!

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Hey guys! I am back today with some more Leesha's Lacquers. I haven't gotten to swatching all of the polishes she sent me a while back, so I still have another post of two coming up of her polishes.

Today though, all of the Leesha's Lacquers I am showing you are glitter packed. Most of them are glitter toppers, some have a base.

Here is the group I have to show you:


The first one that I have up is called Fruity O's Cereal. This is a white creme filled with small rainbow colored glitter. I did three coats by itself.


I love polishes like this. I usually stay away from plain colors, and especially white. When I see a white polish filled with glitter though, I can't help myself! It is just so pretty! This really reminds me of fruity pebbles cereal. The white is the milk, and the glitter is the fruity pebbles floating around in it.

Next up, this one is called Superball. This is a orange glitter topper with a milky orangey clear base, large round orange, green, yellow, pink, black and white glitters, medium orange, pink, green glitters, and micro white glitters. I did three coats by itself.


The glitters in this one were a little hard to get out. The smaller ones were easy, it was the large ones that gave me a little more trouble. As you can tell though, I was able to get a good amount, so it wasn't that bad.

Third up, this one is called Ions of Neon. The name gives it away. It really is full of all neon glitter. Pink, blue, orange, yellow, of different sizes and shapes. I did three coats by itself.


I love the colors in this polish, and it reminds me of the 80s with all of the neon. I feel like this one looks nice on its own. It is meant to be a topper over another color, but I think this looks great by itself.

This next one is called Pretty in Pink. This is a glitter topper filled with large, medium, and small pink and holo glitters. I did three coats by itself.


The glitters in this one are really bright. My camera just had a little trouble photographing this cause of all of the silver and holographic glitter.

Fifth up, this one is seeing all red. This one is called Tequila Sunrise. It is filled with red and pink glitter, but in the right light it appears like it also has orange glitter as well. I did three coats by itself.


This one builds up really well on its own, I wore it just by itself and it was so pretty. Tequila Sunirse is just like Pretty in Pink, my camera had a hard time trying to capture the color with how shiny the glitter was. I love how sunny this color is, it shines in the light.

The next three are the darker colors of the group. This one is called Vegas Lights. It is a glitter topper filled with micro and large blue glitter, and large pink and red. I did three coats of this by itself.


This one was really hard to get the glitter out of. The blue glitters in this polish give it a really nice shimmer, as though the base actually was a shimmer base.  

This next one is one of my favorites of this bunch. It is called Supernova. It is a medium blue base filled with light blue, dark blue, purple, pink and red medium and small glitters. I did three coats by itself.


This one gave me trouble with my camera cause it was so bright. My camera dislikes all glitter polishes in general though. I love this color, it reminds me of those mermaid polishes. The base is jelly like and a little thin but after three coats it covers nicely.

The last one that I have up for you is called Rainbow in a Bottle. It is a clear glitter topper filled with micro green and large green and copper glitters. I did three coats by itself.


This one is lighter than the others, meaning the glitters are smaller so it looks like not as much is there. There are larger shard glitters that I had a little trouble getting out. In the bottle the glitters look very metallic, but my camera couldn't capture it that much.

How did you guys enjoy this set of Leesha's Lacquers or any of the other posts of Leesha's Lacquers I have posted lately? Let me know in the comments and tell me what colors you like the most. If you have any Leesha's Lacquers, let me know. Show me some swatches!

Well, that's all I have for you guys for now. I will talk to you all later, bye!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Leesha's Lacquers; Holographic Shimmer

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Hey guys!

I am back today with some more Leesha's Lacquers.

This time, the theme of these is holographic shimmer. These all have either holograpic powder, or shimmer. It ranges from a little to overloaded.

Here is a group shot of them all:

The first one that I have up to show you has no name. This one is a light pink with micro shimmer throughout. I did three coats by itself.


Application was great. This is a great color for the start of spring.

Next, this one is called Strawberry Daiquiri. This is a nice, deep magenta filled to the brim with holo. I did three coats by itself.


This is my favorite color of the bunch. I love that it has a bit of a purple color shift and I love how much holo glitter is packed in it.

Third, this one is the sheerest of them all. This is called Raspberry Beret, which I am not sure but I can assume is named after the Prince song of the same name. This is a sheer dark pink that leans purple. I did three coats by itself.


It shows visible nail line, so this one would be good over white, or a sheer pink, or a dark pink.

Next up, the last three I have to show you are in the earth tones category and all have no names. This one is a light brown/beige with micro fine shimmer holo throughout. I did three coats by itself.


I love the micro fine holo shimmer in this, so pretty. This isn't particularly a color I would reach for, but I still do think it is a really nice color.

Fifth up, this one is a darker beige-brown filled with micro scattered holo. I did three coats by itself.


This one was the hardest to get to photograph, in terms of getting the color correct. Every time I tried to photograph it, my camera would give it a green tinge. This one is a little sheer, so I think layering it over another color would be good. I would suggest a light brown or nude.

Last up, this one is the best in terms of holo-ness. This one is black packed to the brim with holo glitter. I did three coats by itself.


I think you all are gonna want this one. It is for lovers of black nail polish, but also would like their basic black taken up a notch. Photographing this polish really makes the holo stand out a lot more than in the bottle.

Well, how did you guys all enjoy this batch of Leesha's Lacquers? All shimmer and holo and so pretty. Let me know what you guys think of these polishes in the comments, cause I know you all are still big into holo!

That's all I have for you guys for now. I will talk to you all later, bye!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Leesha's Lacquer: Citrus Juice

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Hey guys!

I am back with more Leesha's Lacquer today. For the next several posts I am gonna be just showing you guys Leesha's Lacquer polishes because I have so many that I never swatched yet.

This time, I have four lovely citrus polishes. These all have citrus fruit colors, they are very bright and sunny.

Here is a preview of them all:


The first one that I have up to show you is called AU There: I See You Over There. This is a bright sunny yellow filled with gold micro flakes. I did three coats by itself.


This color is much brighter in person and in the bottle. I love how the gold flakes shine in the light.

This next color is called Mellow Yellow. It is a light, subdued yellow filled with micro holo. I did three oats by itself.


I really like how this yellow isn't in your face. This color is great for a nice spring day with your best floral dress!

Third up, this one is called I Don't Carrot All. This is a bright, carrot orange filled with gold micro flakes. I did three coats by myself.


This one was the hardest to apply and hardest to photograph. It could be because I have my polishes near light, but it was a little stringy and clumpy. It was hard to get a focused shot because of all of the glitter and the bright orange. My camera doesn't do well with either of those things.

Last up of the four, this one is called Lime Yours. This is just how it sounds. It is a bright lime green, filled with micro flakes that appear to be green. I did three coats by itself.


I Don't Carrot All and Lime Yours are both thin jellies. Lime Yours is a bit thinner. Three coats and it still shows visible nail line. If that is too much and at that point the polish is ready for the trash, just put a white or light green under it to save it. It is very pretty, to me it doesn't need anything under it.

These are all wonderful colors for spring and summer, very bright and fresh. I would totally recommend all of these colors, though I Don't Carrot All's formula isn't the greatest.

Well, that's all I have for you guys for now. I will talk to you all later, bye.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Lip Gloss Fails: Sugar and Jordana

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Hey guys!

I am back today with a different kind of post.

Usually I don't post other things besides things having to do with nail polish, but I really wanted you guys to know about these products I recently purchased that I feel are total fails.

I recently picked up two lip glosses, and either it is my body chemistry, formula, or both, but these two get two thumbs down for me.

The first one that I found to be a complete fail for me is Jordana Sweet Cream Matte: liquid lip color. 


The color is called Sweet Marsala Wine. It is a wine red color. This line of Jordana's is all matte colors. 

The next one is from the brand Sugar, in their Kiss Me Now lip gloss collection. 


This is called Matinee. It is a mauve color. I believe all of the colors in this line are meant to be mattes cause it dries all matte and without dimension.

So, what makes these colors, and possibly each line, fails for me? Here are swatches of each:


On the left is Sugar Kiss Me Now in Matinee and right is Jordana Sweet Cream Matte in Sweet Marsala Wine.

Sweet Marsala Wine, where do I begin with this one. I would put it on, and it would never even out. When I say that, it would be patchy. It was wet going on, and dry with patches. I would have a hard time getting it to look even. You would need to be slow and precise with this one when applying it to your lips or it will look terrible. It took a while to dry on my wrist, and easily came off with alcohol.

Matinee, this one was literally one of the worst lip glosses I have ever used. I have never tried Sugar cosmetics before. I have tried Sugar shoes and liked them, so when I saw this at TJMaxx, I figured I would give it a try. This is very, very bad. When I applied it, it was fantastic. It went on wet, and stayed wet for a while. It felt really nice. When it finally dried, it was terrible. This gloss would rub off with the slightest touch of one lip to the other lip. If I closed my lips, or rubbed them together, it would flake off and leave patches. Another thing about this, is that you better apply this flawlessly. If you don't apply this flawlessly, it looks really bad and trying to fix it gets the stuff all around your lips. It did stay on quite well when I swatched it on my wrist, which doesn't make me feel good.

With me, lip glosses are wins if I can apply them without a mirror and can basically do a pretty good job. If I have to be at the mirror a while, go very slow, and expect to have to apply and remove and reapply, forget it. If I have to watch what kind of expressions I make with my lips all day, forget it. If I can't close my lips or have them wet at all, forget it. These two allow me to do none of these things.

I don't discredit Jordana as a whole, cause I love a lot of their other products and this is about the only thing of theirs that I have completely disliked. This isn't me bashing on them as a whole, just my dislike of this color/line. As far as Sugar cosmetics, this is the first from their brand I have tried. I don't know about their other products, but for this being their first product of theirs I have tried, so far, two thumbs down. 

The Jordana lip gloss was $4.99 and the Sugar cosmetics was $2.99. It isn't because I spent so little, so I get what I paid for. I buy e.l.f., Wet n Wild, NYX, New York Color, among others, and they are all winners in my book. So for me, cheap doesn't mean cheap quality. These ones just hit both marks.

Well, that's all I have for you guys for now. I will be back tomorrow with more gorgeous Leesha's Lacquers for you all. Talk to you all later, bye!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Leesha's Lacquer: More One of a Kinds

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Hey guys!

I am back today finally with more lovely Leesha's Lacquers polishes.

This time I have a bunch of different glitter toppers and one glitter creme to show you all. In all there are seven polishes that I want you all to see.

Here is a preview of them all:


The first one that I have up to show you is a glitter creme. This one has a light lavender-white base. It is filled with large, medium, and small glitters, ranging from blue, baby pink, fuchsia, and purple. I did three coats by itself.


Out of all of the polishes that I have to show you guys today, this one is my favorite. i really love colors like this. It mixes a base color with glitter so it is like you put on two different nail polishes. The base is thin on this one but with three coats it covers really nicely.

Next up, this one is my second favorite. This one is just a ton of micro pink and white glitter, with some medium purple glitter, in a clear base. The rest of these polishes are glitter toppers, but I'm showing them to you all by themselves.


This is three coats by itself. This would look great over a baby pink, white, or lilac/lavender. It could do well by itself if you have a heavy hand, just a little more glitter on my nails and I could wear this out.

Third up, this one is going a different way. This is an all dark glitter topper. It is made up of small and medium green, silver, purple, and red glitters, and micro black glitters.


This is three coats over three coats of Covergirl Outlast Fuchsia Flame. I really like this glitter combo, it is metallic, dark, but has color to it.

Fourth up, this one goes back to the lighter side. It has micro white and red glitters along with small baby blue glitters, in a clear base. I did three coats by itself.


This mix is different than the others in the way that it has some rectangle shards. I think this glitter topper would do great over a yellow, or white.

Next up, this one packs a big glitter punch. This is filled with so many different colored glitters that all go together. Small, medium, small, and micro glitters. Hexes, rectangles, and circles. Pink, red, blue, green, yellow, orange, black, silver, all in a clear base.


I used a nude colored base coat on my nails before I applied this, so it looks like I have a color underneath, but I did three coats by itself. One of my nails broke before I decided to do this shot, so I apologize for the short nail. I really like glitter packed polishes that look like they just spew rainbows and unicorns, but this one looks like that but also as though the unicorn had rolled in some oil.

Sixth up, this one is all blue! I really love blue polishes, and this one is great. A glitter topper filled with micro, small, medium blue, turquoise, and silver polishes in a clear base. I did three coats by itself.


In the light, this one, to me, appears to have a holo effect. This would be great over a turquoise or aqua, or even a silver or metallic white.

Lastly, this one is all jewel tones and metallic. It is made up of micro, small, and medium gold, metallic green, burgundy, and blue glitters in a clear base.


This one doesn't pick up as much glitter as you see in some of the other swatches here, so this would do best over a gold or metallic green polish. I don't always reach for jewel tones, but I just recently bought these sandals in a maroon color that I think this would go great with, so I would definitely be using this polish.

As always, I love Leesha's Lacquer polishes. I have never had any problems with anything and I am one of her biggest fans. These are all one of a kinds, but if you want, she could probably recreate something similar if you saw a polish you liked.

Well, that's all I have for you guys for now. I will talk to you all later, bye.