Cosmetics and nail polish - and the life of a mom just trying to keep it together.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Rainbow Honey October Mystery Bag!

It's that time again! Rainbow Honey Mystery Bag time! What did I get? A load of great stuff :)


Two polishes, a full-size All Your Base base coat, a perfume rollerball, a flower soap and amazing lip balm! Below are the polishes, Cafe Con Leche, a sparkly, creamy light brown; and Zi, a gorgeous purple glitter.


THIS LIP BALM - l'orange ganache. I'm in love with it. It tastes and smells like cocoa. I've kept it in my pocket because I simply want to wear it all the dang time.


I realize now that I forgot to take a pic of the rollerball perfume. ha! I do have photos, below, of the flower soap. The scent of it is Sweet November, which is the same in the rollerball perfume. Also pictured is the top of the base coat box :)


Have you guys ordered the Rainbow Honey Mystery Bag? You can opt in to a subscription and automatically get a bag each month - $10 for the mini bag; $25 for the full-size bag - or you can order month-to-month. I have opted to just order month-to-month.

**DISCLAIMER** I was not paid for this review by anyone. I either purchased these products myself or were given gifts from friends.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Zoya Thea and Willa together!


Lookie lookie! I said this would be my first mani when I received the Zoya Winter Collection, and indeed here it is! The black is Willa and the purple PixieDust is Thea. I chose these two together because they go together! hahah Thea Queen is a character on the CW show Arrow... and the actress who plays the part is named Willa Holland! A match, right? :)


I'll have this whole collection up soon! I really enjoyed this colors - and you all know how I went fangirl on the names :)

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DISCLAIMER: Some products used in this post were provided to me by the company for consideration. This blog is written and edited by me, and the opinions are not influenced in any way and are not compensated. Please read this post for more information.

Sally Hansen Halloween nails!

Halloween is my most favorite holiday - and Sally Hansen has some amazing offerings for the spookiest time of year! I have six of these offerings for you today! Check them out after the cut :)

Monday, October 27, 2014

NYC Midnight Beauty Collection swatches and review

Time to get in the Halloween Spirit with the NYC Midnight Beauty Collection! These four polishes are sure to please everyone in the mood for some Halloween! Aaaaaand y'all are going to be surprised at which is my favorite polish from this collection!

Let's just kick this one off with my favorite - Black Elixir! Yep. This black polish stole my heart, and I adore it. It's a creme, but it's so super shiny that it seems more like a jelly. It does have a vague jellyish consistency. However, two coats were all that was needed for this perfect black :)

The glittery overlay of Rock Muse is so pretty over Black Elixir! Rock Muse is a very sheer black jelly base with silver glitter. The two were practically made to go together :)

Moving on to I Am Not affRed, which by the way is one of the cheesiest polish names in recent memory. It's a deep, super deep vampy sanguine red. Almost brown. Kinda what I envision as the color of dried blood. It's crellyish.

And lastly, Animal Instinct, a coral-leaning orange. The formula on this one was on the thick side, and it was sort of hard to maneuver around the nail. Once on and set it was gorgeous tho.

Do you see any of these colors you like? You can get these, in their own display wherever NYC is sold - I usually find mine at KMart and Rite Aid. These are in a special display, apart from the "core" display.

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DISCLAIMER: Some products used in this post were provided to me by the company for consideration. This blog is written and edited by me, and the opinions are not influenced in any way and are not compensated. Please read this post for more information.

Zoya Matte Velvets swatches and review

So my nubbins are making their debut today - and I guess this post is the one to show them off with! I know a lot of bloggers have showcased these polishes lately, but here's my entry - The Zoya Matte Velvets on nubbins! This six-piece collection is only available for a limited time. What are my thoughts? Check them out after the cut!