Monday, September 1, 2014

Bonita Colors Pear Me Up

purchased by me

It's pretty dim and grey out there, so I am cheering myself up with a lime green polish.  Pear Me Up is a very nice two-coat polish, bright and almost neon, except that it dries shiny without top coat.  It gives me lobster hands like whoa, but I don't care when the polish is this pretty!

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Pear Me Up was part of a seasonal display at my local Rite Aid, but there are lots of pretty Bonita polishes available on their website for $3.99 each.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Formula X for Sephora: Caddy

purchased by me

Caddy is, for me, the perfect periwinkle crème.  It's a dream combination of blue, grey and purple.  The formula was great, providing complete coverage in two effortless coats, and it dried quickly and nicely shiny even before top coat.

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Sadly, this is a discontinued polish.  I grabbed it at Big Lots for $2.50, so keep your eyes peeled!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Incoco Enchanted Sea

purchased by me

Enchanted Sea is a beautiful blue, green and silver gradient, even though Incoco calls it an ombre.   As always, the strips were easy to apply with lots of size choices to make sure I got the perfect fit, and wore well until I got bored (about three days).

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Enchanted Sea is available at Incoco for $8.99 + shipping.  They're also having a last chance sale, marking down soon-to-be-discontinued colors and patterns by 50%.  Sadly, that includes one of my favorites, Cherry Jubilee, so I'll be stocking up.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Essence Sparkling Sugar: Baby, You're a Firework

purchased by me

The other polish I got in my Ulta order was Baby, You're a Firework.  It's a very sheer, very shimmery textured polish with pink and gold sparkles.  Baby, You're a Firework dries quickly, and it's a pretty alternative for work-safe nails, but my nails are a little too stained to get away with something this sheer.  I used three coats and still had visible bare spots.

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One coat used as a top coat:


Like Jean Sugar, Baby You're a Firework is available for $2.99 + shipping and tax at Ulta.  The earworm is free, though. ;-)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Essence Jeans Sugar

purchased by me

Part of the Ulta order I got on Friday, Essence Jeans Sugar is a denim blue textured polish.  I love it for the price, the texture, the color and the look!  For three bucks, I got a sparkly, dark blue textured polish which applied like a dream, took only two coats to be opaque, dried quickly and did NOT stain my nails any more than they already were.

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Now if only I could get "Tiny Dancer" by Elton John out of my head every time I wear this! :-D  If you'd like your own bottle of Jeans Sugar, you can grab one at Ulta for $2.99 + shipping and tax.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Bubbly stuff from Ulta, Fortune Cookie Soap and Moonalisa!

purchased by me

I haven't blogged about bath products in ages, but I just had to share my most recent haul.  Everything arrived this week, and there are a ton of pics after the jump!


Thursday, August 21, 2014

InDecisiveLacquer Speckled Neon collection

purchased by me

To cleanse my palate and my soul (and yours!) from the horror that was the Pony Pack, I have the Speckled Neon collection from InDecisive Lacquer.  The collection consists of four mini bottles of matte neon glitters in blue, green, pink and yellow.  The formula was very good--not too thick, not too thin, with a nice amount of glitter and a good spread in just one coat.  All swatches are one coat over Cult Nails Tempest.

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The Speckled Neon collection is available at the InDecisiveLacquer shop on Etsy for $17.25 + shipping.