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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

daniPro Nail Polish Review

**Press Sample**
I am so happy to show you a new-to-me-brand in nail polish. I have two colors to show you and some fun information to share with you! daniPro is a doctor formulated polish with Undecylenic Acid, biotin and other antioxidants. daniPro was created to be sold at podiatrists office, but now you can buy it online here. Podiatrist office? Well, let me explain. This polish was created to prevent nail fungus and it's 5-Free!
First up is the original red in the color First Kiss. This is THE red that you want to use when you are going for that sassy and sophisticated look.
The application was very smooth and not unusual, at all. I really thought that since this was a specially formulated polish, it would have some kind of smell or texture but it didn't. It was slightly stronger smelling, but along the lines with other 5-Free polishes.
I used two coats in these pictures just to ensure full, smooth coverage.
Next up is their Perfect Pink in Forever Girl. This is a fun and calming bubblegum pink. It is a very nice color and I will be rocking this a lot. Probably even throughout the Fall and Winter season. I just really like the subtle fun of this color.
This, too, was easy to apply and didn't have any difference in scent or texture from other polishes. I used three thin coats with this polish to ensure full coverage. It is definitely a buildable color. Overall, I really liked the application, color and finish of both of these colors. To add a little extra health in my nails and not have any visible differences than my other polishes, I am in!
daniPro has 17 colors available to you and while it is $18 a bottle, it is well worth it if you have any issues with your nails or if you just want to play the prevention game. I am going to be using this on my tootsies just because the colors are super cute and who couldn't use the extra health boost?

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Pacifica Beauty with Some Olides and Newbies PLUS a Giveaway

**Press Samples**

Today, I am bringing back some oldies and some newbies from Pacifica. I really love this brand. In fact, one of my favorite highlighters is a Pacifica product. You can check it out here. I have had some really great products from Pacifica and I am glad to show you a couple more. 
First, I have this awesome palette, Power of Love, from Pacifica. There are 10 different colors in this little flip top beauty. There is matte, satin and pearl finishes which makes it really nice to create a sweet multi-dimensional look. Each of the colors are silky smooth and stay that way throughout application. The colors are packed with pigment.
The shadows are infused with coconut to create a smooth and crease-less application. All of these are made without animal testing, animal ingredients, phthalates, talc, parabens, or petroleum. Another awesome thing is that Pacifica will donate a portion of their sales to support clean water! All packaging is recyclable and the printing is done with soy ink. Double awesome!
I got to play with this a couple months ago and I was floored how cool this was. It's the Dream Big Lash Extending 7-in-1 Mascara that the wand actually twirls up and down to make the wand give your lashes some volume or length. You twist up up for it to lengthen and twist down for volume. The other awesome thing about this mascara is that it is infused with peptide serum to help condition and grow lashes. The color is Black Magic.
Lastly, I have a super cute plum color lipstick. Devocean in Beach Goth is the newest shade from Pacifica! It's only $10 and it' super hydrating and a very pretty color! Not to mention, it's 100% vegan. This is the perfect transition color and I can't wait to rock it during the Fall!
Ok, so now that you totally fell in love with some Pacifica products, it's time to win some! This giveaway is for folks that are 18 and over and US residents only! Check out all the T+Cs below! Good luck!!


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Monday, August 22, 2016

Jergens Instant Sun- How Does it Match Up?

**Press Sample**

As you know, I have had a lot of different self-tanning products on my blog. I have such sensitive skin that I just enjoy a good self-tan as opposed to the real sun. Trust me, it's very hard to get a great self-tanner. They are either too fake looking, take too long to dry or they are too expensive. When I was given an opportunity to try out Jergens Natural Glow Instant Sun,  that I use a lot of, I was excited! Jergens is a great brand name that is available at most drugstores. I happen to love drugstore brands just because I can pick them up when I am picking up other "necessitates".
This is available in 2 shades; Light Bronze and Deep Bronze. The big claim with this product is that it dries in less then 60 seconds and mimics the natural sun. I have used this about 4 times to really get a sense of how it applies and then how it wears. You should always exfoliate before applying a self tanner so you know you have a nice even surface to work with. It will also help your self tanner stay longer.
The scent is on par with other self tanners. If you have ever used a self tanner, you know what that scent is. It doesn't smell bad, though. It does feel a little tacky after you apply it and it definitely takes more than a minute to dry completely. It wears for about 2 days before I had to exfoliate again and reapply. It does fade very nicely so it doesn't leave you with those weird lines. For $11, I think this is a pretty good buy. Personally, I would rather spend a little more for something that dries quicker, lasts longer and doesn't feel sticky, but if you are only using it once in a while, the Jergens Natural Glow is a good buy.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Round Up


  • Beauty on the Bayou: KISS THOSE FLAWS GOODBYE – WITH SEPHORA BRIGHT FUTURE COLOR CORRECTORS
  • Color Me So Crazy: I have some Da Vinci Cosmetics on the blog and they are soooo super shiny
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: TATCHA LUMINOUS Overnight Memory Serum Concentrate is the perfect skincare reboot for stunning, glowing skin!
  • Atlanta Beauty Expert: Loving the new Modern Matte Lipsticks from Mirabella Beauty
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison shares 5 of her faves from Too Faced!
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: Are you looking for a long lasting lipstick? Check out Stacie's review a new brand called Highlight Cosmetics.
  • Thursday, August 18, 2016

    Find Your Signature Fragrance with Fragrance Outlet: The Widest Selection of Designer Perfumes and Fragrances, Anywhere!

    **Sponsored by BrandBacker**

    A couple of weeks ago, I had an opportunity to review a product from The Fragrance Outlet. I was able to go on their site, find my product and purchase it. I was given Bamboo by franck oliver. Before I talk about this perfume, I want to share my experience with the The Fragrance Outlet.
    The Fragrance Outlet was founded in 1990 and now has over a 100 stores. The first store was actually in the Potomac Mills Mall in Washington, D.C. The idea behind the stores was the build a store to offer a wide variety of perfumes and fragrances sold by highly knowledgeable staff to help customers have the best experience. With plans to build another 100 stores over the next several years, there was need for an online presence.
    Now that you can purchase your favorite fragrance online at FragranceOutlet.com, there is no longer a need to even leave your house! This is a great idea if you already know the scent you are looking for. I think it would difficult to purchase a brand-new-to-you fragrance. Unless I can scratch and sniff my screen, I wouldn't purchase a new scent online just because I am super picky about what matches up with my body chemistry. Overall, the experience I had purchasing it was easy, convenient and fast. You can even get 15% off by signing up with your email. Some of the other neat things about this site is that you can add items to your wishlist, follow the price of a certain fragrance, learn about the scent notes, and easily search for your favorite scent. The prices of the fragrances are also competitive so it makes it very nice to repurchase a favorite.
    I an actually going to purchase from this site. I will probably go to a physical store to find my scents. You know, while I'm purchasing makeup at Sephora, I will probably find something that I love and then purchase it on FragranceOutlet.com. Have you ever heard of The Fragrance Outlet? How do you feel about purchasing a fragrance online? Would you feel differently when you saw the prices significantly cheaper?