Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Zoya Dannii

Hey y'all!  I looked at my spreadsheet recently and noticed I only had 5 Zoya's that I hadn't swatched and shared on the blog.  Dannii is one of them.  If you're looking for something to match the color of the year, this is it.


This is 2 coats with top coat.  


Dannii can be best described as medium orchid purple with pink and champagne highlights and flecks of silver metallic shimmer.

My swatch notes describe this pretty much the same as Zoya did.  I don't even think I've ever worn this as a full mani or pedi, but it'll be on my toes soon I'm sure.   

Monday, April 21, 2014

Zoya Adina

Hey y'all!  Today I have one of my very few unswatched Zoya's to share.  It's an oldie, but a goodie.  Adina was actually one of the first Zoya's that I purchased.  I was swatching this and remembered why I wanted it so badly.  It's one of those that looks fabulous on it's own, but even better when used over a base of black, or purple, or possibly even a dark green.


This is 3 coats of Adina with a top coat.



Adina can be best described as violet metallic multichrome.  A frosty hint of green and magenta creates a unique "oil-slick" look.  

My description is a mid toned purple with green shift duochrome.  It's sheer so you can go as light or as dark with it as you want. Alone or layered, it's beautiful.

Infusium 23's New Miracle Therapy Collection

**Press Sample**

Hey y'all!  Today I have a review of some new hair products that I've been using the past few weeks from Infusium 23.  Infusium 23 has been around for 90 years.  Growing up, my aunt told me about the original leave-in treatment and I used it religiously for years. Fast forward to the past several years, they've branched out and started producing more products.  

Infusium 23's New Miracle Therapy Collection features a key formula ingredient, Moringa Oil, derived from a nutrient-dense plant native to the Himalayas and revered for its healing properties. 


Step1 is the shampoo.  Packed with vitamins it cleanses, strengthens, restores, nourishes, and prevents damage.  It also doesn't strip my color as much as most shampoo's do.  

Step2 is conditioner.  It heals and revitalizes damaged hair leaving it silky smooth and shiny.  

Step3 is the leave-in products.  I don't think all 3 need to be used after cleansing and conditioning, BUT it's possible.

Leave-in spray is the detangler.  It smoothes the hair cuticle and tames fly-aways.  It's great because it can be used on wet or dry hair.  I like to spray this on the bulk of my hair, trying not to get the roots.

Serum rebuilds hair and adds shine.  It feels like an oil, and pumps out of the bottle.  I like to use this specifically on the ends of my hair, where I need a little extra luster.  

Foaming mousse adds volume and reduces split ends.  It has a patented time-release fragrance technology to keep your hair smelling fresh throughout the day.  I like to use this mostly at the roots, for volume, but all over as well.  This is different than the normal mousse in that it's MUCH lighter and it pumps rather than the normal aerosol/whipped cream type method of dispensing.  


All of these have an amazing salon type smell, and from what I can remember is similar to the original leave-in treatment.  When I use this, I've caught myself sniffing my hair ALL day and it smells just as good as it does when I step out of the shower.  Even the next day, it smells the same.  I can't say the same for any other hair products I've ever used.  

These products are available at major retailers nationwide for $6.99-$7.99ea.  

For more info, and where to buy, check out the website HERE.  


Friday, April 18, 2014

Aqua Leopard Nails

Hey y'all!  So yesterday, I shared a swatch of China Glaze Aquadelic.  It was on my wishlist for ages & I finally caved.  When I applied it, I had to do some nail art with it & this was the first thing that popped in my head.  Make sure you scroll down too to see something else that's new. :D



I also recently picked up a few new acrylic paint colors so I had to try one of them out as well.  The colors I used are Apple Barrel(WalMart)- Purple Iris and Anita's Bark Brown(Hobby Lobby).

Sorry for so many pictures, it was just TOO difficult to narrow down.  This was the furthest I could make myself go with the cut.

As you can see, I just did the leopard print dotting the purple first then drawing lines around with the brown.  For the accent nail, I just did something totally random and blobbed it on there.  I think it's kinda cute.



Lastly, I also recently picked up a few lenses for my phone to take better close up's.  I have the Samsung S4 and I love these Carson HookUpz.  Here is the shot I took with the 10x lens.

 

I love this mani, and I love these lenses!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

China Glaze - Aquadelic

Hey y'all!  I have had Aquadelic on my wishlist since it came out in the spring of 2012 with the Electropop collection.  I kept trying to tell myself that I didn't need it but finally recently caved.

Boy am I glad I did.  It's SO pretty and unlike any other color I have in my stash.





This is 2 coats with a topcoat.  A gorgeous beachy aqua cream.

I really expected, and no idea why, this to be a pain and act more like a neon.  Thankfully it didn't, but I was hoping it would be a little bit brighter.  That being said, I still love this shade.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Turdminator - Product Review

Hey y'all!  Just a little warning that I'm about to talk about something personal & what some may be offended by, so if you don't want to read go ahead & exit out.  We all do it, but I don't have any issue talking about it. 

For those of you sticking around, I hope you laugh as much as I do about this product.

Let me start by saying I have serious stomach issues.  I won't go into too much detail, but I pretty much have to know where every public restroom is when I go out.  If I'm driving somewhere, I take the route that has access to restrooms instead of one that doesn't. If you have to go in public, or even in yours or a friends home, you don't want the scent to linger.  Air freshener just doesn't cut it, it only masks it.

I'm sure you've all seen the spray in certain bookstores or on QVC and had a laugh.  I've wanted to try it forever, but decided to go the Etsy route instead. It was then that I came upon Butt Nekkid Bath Botique.  I've been using these for a few weeks now and I'm completely sold.

I discovered later they also have a website specifically for this product, which is The Turdminator, where more scents are offered.  I picked Emergency Evacuation in a larger home size and Smells Like Roses in a smaller purse size. 

Emergency Evacuation has the aroma of coffee.  Who doesn't like the smell of coffee?  If you don't, it beats the smell of poo.  I'm just sayin'.  This is the larger, 2oz. size which retails for $7USD.   Perfect for home use.

Smells Like Roses is just that.  It's constantly putting the OutKast song in my head.  This is the smaller, 1oz. size which retails for $5.50.  Fits perfectly in your purse.

Each bottle has this instruction label on it.  I find that I can get away with 2-3 sprays, which of course will make the bottle last longer.  Both smell amazing and cover the smell completely.  Even if you forget, you can flush & immediately spray this to get rid of that smell.  Smells Like Roses is a tad bit stronger than Emergency Evac in the fragrance department, but they both kill the odor.

While my "condition" isn't hilarious, I have to laugh.  This makes me feel better about having to go in public also.  Even the names crack me up.  How can you not laugh at names such as Dookie Howser, Attack Of The Klingons, Harry Squatter, and Toot Sea Roll?

They also have a trial size available, which only has up to 5 uses.  I honestly want to try all of the fragrances and all of the bath products, especially their cleansing conditioner.  You can find those on the Butt Nekkid website. 


Note: I purchased these products myself & my review is 100% honest. 

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