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Friday, August 26, 2016

NCC August Challenge- NEONS

**May Contain Press Samples**

I am soooo far behind in this challenge BUT I have had a suppper busy month! Work has been super stress-fully crazy, but it keeps me busy and pays the bills. Lol! Anyway, I really wanted to participate at least in this months challenge so I went for it all!
 I'm using a whole bunch of different neon colors which reminded me that I don't have nearly enough. I think the whole Mentality thing put a damper on that, for me. So, I found as many as I could and went to stamp town!
Colors Used:
Orly- Truly Tangerine
KB Shimmer- How Low Can You Flamingo?
Glam Glaze- Tubular
Essie- Butler Please 

Make Me Pretty Giveaways

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Today is Make Me Pretty Giveaways!! You get a comprehensive list of giveaways from around the Beauty Blog World!! I will gather a list of giveaways throughout the week and put them in a post. I will post the link on my sidebar so in case you miss it, you can quickly access it from there.

If you are interested in adding one that I have missed, please do so by using my contact  form here of emailing me at

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.