January 26, 2016

Comparison: Essie Retro Revival Starry Starry Night vs Colors By Llarowe Twinkle Twinkle Little Star



Hello readers,
There's been a lot of discussion lately about how the new Essie Retro Revival Starry Starry Night compares to the original.  While I'm not one of the lucky few to have an original bottle, I do have CBL Twinkle Twinkle Little Star which is considered a dupe for the original SSN.  Let's take a look at how the two compare.

January 25, 2016

Essie Retro Revival Starry Starry Night Swatches & Review


Essie Retro Revival Starry Starry Night

Hello readers,
The re-release of Essie Starry Starry Night as part of the Retro Revival collection has drawn a lot of attention and questions of how the new formulation would compare to the original.  I had convinced myself that I could skip the new one and exercised my will power when I saw it at the store, but luck intervened and I won a giveaway for the shade from Procrastinails.

January 21, 2016

Darling Diva Polish Peekablue Swatches & Review



Hello readers,
Today I have a polish that I won in an Instagram giveaway from Darling Diva Polish.  I love flakies and I love blue polishes so this is a shade that appealed to me immediately.

January 18, 2016

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Windchime + Well of Tranquility Swatches & Review


Femme Fatale Cosmetics

Hello readers,
Today I have two Femme Fatale shades that I snagged in the last Garage Sale.  What is a Garage Sale you ask?  It's a sale every six months or so where Femme Fatale features samples, small batches, left over exclusives, cotms and oops polishes and cosmetics.  Intrigued?  Join the Femme Fatale Fiends facebook group to make sure you get info for the next one.

January 15, 2016

Zoya Whispers Collection Swatches & Review


Zoya Whispers Collection

Hello readers,
Today I have the Zoya Whispers collection to share with you.  Zoya describes this collection as a muted and tranquil palette of transitional nail neutrals.  My initial thought upon seeing the shades was that this feels more like an early spring collection rather than one for the beginning of winter.  I'm not quite sure what I'm transitioning to at this point in the year.  However, there are some pretty shades in the bunch so let's take a look at them individually.

January 13, 2016

Birchbox Canada January 2016 Unboxing & Review



Hello readers,
My Birchbox arrived very quickly this month (I hadn't even received tracking yet!).  Our sample choices this month were between a body lotion, a face balm and a sheet mask.  I chose the face balm.  Let's see what else came in the box.

January 11, 2016

Lagoon Nails



Hello readers,
Today I have some more nail art to share with you.  I started out with a base of Zoya Ireland, a mossy grey green.  Then I added a coat of Femme Fatale Unwoven Light to add some sparkle and shimmer.  I added the leafy pattern using Lilypad Lacquer Bluebell and Bundle Monster plate BM-501.  One coat of CND Super Shiney sealed everything up.  The end result reminds me of a shallow lagoon - a mix of blue water, green seaweed and sparkling light.

January 08, 2016

Products I Finished This Month - December 2015


Hello readers,
The holidays are over which means it's time to look at December's empties.

Bath & Body


January 07, 2016

Black and Nude Lace Nail Stamping


Lace nail art

Hello readers,
I'm in the midst of swatching the Zoya Whispers collection (coming soon to a blog near you!) but I thought I'd share some nail art I did with one of the shades first.  I used Zoya April, a rosy toned nude, as my base.  Then I used China Glaze Liquid Leather and Moyou Bridal Collection Plate 07 to stamp on the lacey design.  I dabbed a little Julep Estell on the center of the lace design to add some subtle sparkle and finally sealed everything up with one coat of Girly Bits Glitter Glaze.  Photos were taken in daylight spectrum lighting.

January 05, 2016

KBShimmer Totally Tubular Swatches & Review



Hello readers,
Happy 2016!  For my first post of the year I have a lovely glitter filled crelly to share with you.