Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Since my nail art skills are about on a par with a kindergarndner's, here's a hand turkey I made for you all:

I used all Zoya polishes.  Left to right:

Creamy, Jancyn, Rocha, Livingston and Louise

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

KB Shimmer: Leaf of Faith

purchased by me

By now I'm sure everyone has seen KB Shimmer's Fall 2014 collection, including the beautiful Leaf of Faith.  But I just got my hands on it, and I wanted to show you how I wound up wearing it.  Leaf is a gorgeous red jelly filled with red, gold, orange and holographic glitter.  The glitter spread is good, and the polish is thick enough to hold all that goodness but not so thick it clumps.

Two coats, indoors with flash:

And the way I wore it, one coat of Leaf of Faith over one coat of Orly Rage:

I love the way the copper base shimmers and simmers just under the surface of the red jelly!

Whether you wear it alone or with shimmery underwear, you can find Leaf of Faith on the KB Shimmer website for $8.75 + shipping

Monday, November 24, 2014

Glam It Up with Zoya Minis

press release

The ZOYA Mini Glam nail polishes are here. Our favorite holiday colors in mini Zoya bottles inside glossy black and silver gift boxes.  Each Zoya Mini Glam bottle is $5 ea or Get any 5 for $20 w/Free Shipping Through Wednesday 11:59 PM ET.  Exclusively at Use Code: GLAM. Click here to see all color options and holiday gift sets.

How it works:
1. Add as many Zoya Mini Glams to your cart that you like
2. Apply code and discount will be applied in quantities of 5 bottles

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Valid online only at through 11/26/14, 11:59pm EST. Not valid in conjunction with other coupons, codes or promotions. Shipping & Handling fees apply. Continental US only. Valid on open stock mini glam nail polish bottles only. Excludes Zoya Nail Treatments and Color Spoons. Valid Art of Beauty account required for purchase. Art of Beauty is not responsible for incorrect addresses, credit card entry errors, web related issues or any errors associated with declined credit cards. Returns or exchanges of promotional items not permitted. Code must be entered at time of purchase. One code per account. Code cannot be reinstated for canceled orders. Please allow up to 4 weeks for processing if volume warrants it.

Darling Diva Polish: Queen of the Night

purchased by me

Happy Blue Monday!  If you're feeling blue, I have a polish that will both express your mood and elevate it at the same time--Queen of the Night from Darling Diva.  It's a linear holographic navy blue with an exceptional formula that's smooth, well-behaved, opaque in two coats and dries shiny even before top coat.

Indoors with flash:

Indoors without flash:

In the sun:

If you've been looking for a navy blue holo at a reasonable price, look no further, just get to Darling Diva and get Queen of the Night for $11.00 + shipping!

Friday, November 21, 2014

eos and Rachel Roy

purchased by me

eos (evolution of smooth) and Rachel Roy teamed up to create a limited edition collection of lip balms.  From the eos website:
Inspired by travel and the warm sun, this limited edition eos Smooth Sphere lip balm flavor trio was inspired by fashion designer Rachel Roy. Each pack includes brand-new, limited edition flavors Indian Summer, Orange Blossom, Aloha Hawaii Strawberry Kiwi, and St. Barth's Sunrise Pink Grapefruit. USDA-certified organic and 100% natural with a special design on each lip balm, this collection is sure to keep you smiling all season long. Makes a great holiday gift or stocking stuffer.
 The three-pack of lip balms can be found at Ulta and other retailers, but there's a four-pack that can be found at BJ's Wholesale stores and at their website.  The three-pack retails for $7.99 and the four-pack for $9.99, so you're saving quite a bit over the regular price ($3.49) for a single lip balm and getting a flavor that's not available in the three-pack.  I was so thrilled to see these at BJ's that I grabbed one first thing!

The three-pack contains Indian Summer (Orange Blossom), Aloha Hawaii (Strawberry Kiwi), and St. Barth's Sunrise (Pink Grapefruit) and the four-pack has those three plus Barbados Heat (Wildberry).  I'm very pleased with the purchase and I recommend grabbing it if you see it.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

OPI Nordic collection: Do You Have This Color In Stock-holm?

purchased by me

Do You Have This Color In Stock-holm? is a pretty, vibrant purple crème.  The formula was smooth, easy to work with and opaque in two coats, plus it dries shiny even before top coat.  It's a good basic purple to add to any stash.

Indoors with flash:

Indoors without flash:

You can find the Nordic collection at Ulta and Sally Beauty as well as at salons.

Darling Diva: The Alchemist

purchased by me

The Alchemist was my first purchase from Darling Diva, but it won't be my last.  I first saw this beauty on The Crumpet's nail blog and I swear violins were playing. :D  I've been trying to find a red holographic nail polish to love ever since Nubar Brilliant let me down, and finally, I have!

The Alchemist is a blue-toned red with a strong linear holo, and the formula is smooth, perfect and opaque in two coats.  This is love in a bottle, people.

Indoors with flash:

Indoors without flash:

As you can see, it's still gorgeous in low lighting, and what are you waiting for?  Get thee to Darling Diva and buy a bottle for $11.00 plus shipping!