Time for another Graze Box review! I just love receiving these bi-weekly snack boxes - gives me great options to throw into my lunchbag when I'm rushing out the door to work in the morning.
Mmm. Look those delicious treats! Haha. My favorite item was the chili & lime pistachios. Soooo tasty. They had a nice kick, but not so spicy that they would be inedible. My least favorite, to my surprise,, was the pina colada. I'm a HUGE coconut fan, but there was just something about that was...bland? Oh well. Three out of four isn't bad!
Have you signed up for Graze?
May 31, 2013
May 29, 2013
I never thought I would swoon over a blue nail polish as much as I did with Essie Butler Please, but then the summer neons were released. When I saw that there was going to be a neon blue, I freaked. I thought "But they just released a blue, how is this going to be any different?" Oh, nay-saying Jenna. You were wrong. So wrong. Essie Bouncer It's Me is definitely different from Butler Please. As soon as I saw it in person, I easily justified owning both.
Ahhh. So beautiful. I applied two coats over white and then added one coat of Essie Good To Go topcoat. This is definitely my favorite from the Essie Summer Neon collection. I feel like such a traitor to me beloved purple recently! I might be joining team blue instead.
Have you picked up any of the Essie Summer Neons?
May 23, 2013
Time for another Graze Box review! I love receiving these little snack boxes every other week. They always seem to arrive right when I've run out of snacks to bring to work. It's perfect! The items I received in this Graze box were: Honeycomb Flapjack, My Thai, Garden of England and Brooklyn Bites. These were all "new to me" snacks, so I was excited to try them.
My favorite item was definitely the Honeycomb Flapjack. OMG it was soooo good. I was sad when it was gone, haha. The only item I didn't like was the Garden of England. The fruit just had a texture that I didn't enjoy. I'm so happy that Graze let's you tell them which items you like and don't like so that you never have to receive a snack you didn't enjoy twice. Great customer service!
Have you tried Graze Box?
I just received a notification that my May Loot Crate has shipped and I remembered that I hadn't posted about my April box yet. Ooops! Haha. April's theme was all about tokens. I remember playing games at the arcade in the mall, collecting tickets and redeeming them for Laffy Taffy. Oh, those were the days. Haha. Anyways, onto the pictures!
Overall I thought this box was ok. Definitely not my favorite crate ever, but that's alright. I'm not the biggest Dhalism fan, so happening to get two items of that character was sort of a let down. I'm can't wait to see what May has in store for me!
Have you tried Loot Crate?
May 22, 2013
Speckled polishes. Mmm. I love them. I know they're a trend right now, but I'm totally sucked in. The only problem? Most of the brands producing these polishes are on the higher end...meaning more expensive. But have no fear! Icing has put out three different dupe-ish polishes. I picked up all three (mint, pink and white) and have the mint one to show to you today.
Isn't it pretty? Sigh. I really love it. Totally reminds me of mint chocolate chip ice cream. Mmm. Ice cream. Anyways! This polish applied like a dream in two coats. I used one coat of Butter London Hardwear topcoat over it.
Have you picked up any new Icing polishes recently?
May 20, 2013
After seeing that the CVS Beauty Clearance had started once again, I decided to take a trip to my local CVS to see what I could find. Of course, none of the sale items were stickered, so I filled up a basket and headed to the closest scanner. All of the items I got were 50% or 75% off - pretty awesome!
Here is a list of the different items I purchased and at what discounted price:
Essence of Beauty brush cleaner: $1.37
Almay eye makeup remover: $1.75
Maybelline Color Show nail polish: $2.09
Rimmel Max Bold Curves mascara: $1.87
Rimmel Max Volume Flash mascara: $2.12
Revlon Scented nail polish: $1.62
CoverGirl Exact Eyelights eye shadow palette: $4.99
CoverGirl Lipslicks: $3.49
Revlon Lip Butter: $2.12
Maybelline Mineral Powder: $5.25
Revlon Top Speed nail polish: $1.49
Rimmel Day 2 Night mascara: $2.12
Essence of Beauty blotting papers: $1.25
Almay Wake Up eye shadow palette: $2.25
There were a lot of other things on clearance as well. Nouveau Cheap has a great master list on her blog.
Have you picked up anything from the CVS Beauty Clearance?
May 16, 2013
Pink polish. It's not something I ususally ever get excited about, let alone am drawn to, but when I saw Pussy Galore from OPI's Bond Girl collection...I had to have it. It's so delicate and pretty, yet the liquid sand texture gives it some edge. It's quite unique!
I used two coats of Pussy Galore for the above swatches. What do you think? Not too bad for a pink, huh? Haha. I really like it. After Solitaire, this is definitely my favorite from the Bond Girls collection.
Have you picked up any of the OPI Bond Girls polishes?
May 14, 2013
Hello! Today I have one of the new Bond Girls polishes from OPI to show you: Solitaire. There was just something about this polish that drew me to it when I saw it in the display. It almost looks like glistening snow - very pretty! If you're looking for a unique take on white polish, I definitely recommend checking this one out.
I used two coats of Solitaire for the above swatches. See what I mean about snow? I wasn't really all that into the texture nail polish trend back in January when the Mariah Carey collection was released, but I'm starting to like it now.
Have you picked up any of the OPI Bond Girls liquid sand polishes?
May 7, 2013
Barielle will be hosting a Sweepstakes starting Monday May 5th thru Monday May 27th. There will be 10 winners and one Grand Prize Winner.
The prizes are Mani-Pedi Spa kits and the Grand Prize includes one Michael Kors Wallet in addition to the Spa Kits.
The lucky winners will get:
1- One 5 Pack Nail Color Set – Retail $25
2- One Nail Rebuilding Protein – Retail $17.50
3- One Nail Strengthener Cream – Retail $17
4- One No Chip Speed Dry Topcoat – Retail $12.50
5- One Total Foot Care Cream 2.5oz – Retail $12.00
6- One Professional Protective Hand Cream 2.5oz – Retail $8.00
Total Value of $92.00!!!
The Grand Prize includes the Spa Kit plus a Michael Kors wallet ( value over $100.00)
You can enter via Barielle's Facebook page here.
Hello! I decided that I wanted to start my work week off with a new Summer neon polish. You know, brighten up my Monday and what not. I decided to go with DJ Play That Song from Essie's 2013 neon collection.
I used two coats of DJ Play That Song over white and added a coat of Essie Good To Go on top. I'm usually a blue based purple polish fan, but I really like this red leaning purple neon. Using this reminded me how much I LOVE that neons dry in record time. Hooray for faster than usual manis! Haha.
Have you tried any of the new Essie Summer neons?