Showing posts from December, 2015

NYE Nails FINALLY Picked! Let's Bling in 2016...

**May Contain Press Samples**
 Ladies and gents... here they are!  I finally narrowed it down. Down maybe not being the best word but boy it's a trio. I have loved the heck out of KB Shimmer this year and it's no wonder I have decided to do an end of year mani using colors from this brand.  I did a golden gradient with all three of these colors but I think that these are so blingalicious that you can't even tell there is a gradient here. Gold has been MY 2015 color so of course, I incorporated into this mani.  Funny thing is, I went back to look at my design from last year and I used Toast-ess with the Mostess, too. You can check it out here if you want to see. I must really love that glitter. For real, I do. The rose gold, gold, silver glitters in all of those sizes are so pretty when you are looking to bling the F out!!  I am super excited for 2016! I don't know about you but 2015 has been a real bummer but in 2016 I am taking charge. I am OOOVVVER just sitting ar…

YOUNGBLOOD Mineral Cosmetics PANTONE Eyeshadow Quad and Lipstick

**Press Sample** I am super excited to bring you this new-to-me brand. I have been seeing Youngblood Cosmetics everywhere lately and I was so pumped when I got this chance to try some of their products out. First, a little bit about this company. Youngblood cosmetics is the namesake of Pauline Youngblood who created this company based on the thought that everyone's skin has different needs and only high-rate ingredients can help fully complete someone's look. Pauline actually used to work for plastic surgeons so naturally that is where you can find many of these products; dermatologists offices, salons, laser centers, or from an entire list of stockists on their website.  So, I have two products to show you and they are both based off one of the PANTONE colors of the year. A Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Quad and a lipstick. Based on my experience with both of these, I am super excited to try more of this brand. First, the Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Quad. Each quad is designed w…

Be Natural Organics Winnings

**Winnings** I won a fantastic giveaway from  Agape Love Designs and I am super excited to start using it. I have a line of about 3 products but this will be number 4 PLUS I will be starting laser treatment for my newly found acne so I will be suppper excited to share with you how that goes.  The kit I chose was for Acne Prone Skin. You all know about my recent struggle with my skin so I have been trying everything and anything to see if it helps. This little kit comes with all the products shown here and is only $35.00 here. This is a travel kit so all of these sizes are travel sizes.  It contains: AHA Face Wash, Daily Botanical Enzyme Peel, Elderberry Balancing Mist, BHA Serum, Aloe Leaf Body Lotion, Mother of Pearl Facial Scrub and Detoxifying Mud Mask. I am curious to see if there any results from any of these products, especially with the face wash. There is Glycolic Acid in it and that usually does wonders for pores, scars, acne and just everything in between. 

Zoya Transitional Collection Announced!!!

**Press Release**
Experience color serenity with this muted and tranquil palette of transitional nail neutrals. 
Cala- A soft nude with a kiss of warmth that will flatter most skin tones. April- A light, rosy toned neutral that is a modern take on a blush Eastyn- A subtly grayed grape that is more interesting than a mauve and gives a modern alternative that is ever so wearable.  Misty- An easy to wear taupe that is an updated version of gray with just a touch of green to make it daring. Ireland- A uniquely warble green that is muted enough to make it subtle yet still interesting. This green is well balanced blue & yellow so it's flattering on all skin tones.  Lake- A softened blue that gives the effect of serene water with just a hint of vibrancy to preserve its luminosity.

These are available for Pre-order on starting 12/28 for $9.00 each.  OF course, they are all the Big 5 Free. They do not contain formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin,…

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Round Up

Today, on the Beauty Blog Coalition, we have post holiday goodies!! So many great articles to help with with lips, more gift guides, winter nails and the worst beauty products of 2015! Enjoy!
TheFabZilla: Check out TheFabZilla's Holiday Makeup: Black Smokey Eyes and Luminous Berry LipsPainted Ladies: Sheila has a rave review for the last Ipsy bag of 2015!Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Luxury Holiday Gift GuideColor Me So Crazy: I Have Help from Michael Todd for my Winter Lip ProblemsI Know all the Words: Deep and gorgeous jewel tones for the perfet winter manicure from the Ceramic Glaze Fall/Holiday CollectionBeauty by Miss L: The worst beauty products I tried and reviewed in 2015.Makeup Obsessed Mom: What's new at the drugstore? Stop by to see what's hot now.

I Wish I Had Snow-Flake Nails

**May Contain Press Samples**
I got this awesome polish in a Holiday swap this year and I am so excited about it. I just love the glitters that KB puts out and this crelly is fantastic!! I am using it as a wishing stick for snow! I was kind of hoping for a white Christmas for my kids BUT it looks like we have a balmy 60 degree weekend ahead. I am hoping we get to go out and play at least once this winter. My daughter even got a new sled to play with. All I want is one good snow. Maybe just over the weekend so I don't have to try to trek into work but just enough to play, make a snowman and do one good shovel. I'm not much of a snow person and I should probably move to a warmer state but it's winter in Pennsylvania. We are supposed to be under a couple inches of snow by now. So by the power of KB Shimmer Snow Way! Let it snow!! Colors Used:
KB Shimmer- Snow Way!
Revlon- Sequin
Sally Hanson- Concrete Jungle

Make Me Pretty Giveaways Merry Christmas Edition

*All photos are provided by giveaway owners. All credit is given to them. *

Today is make my 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.

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

2015 Holiday Beauty Giveaway from Slashed Beauty Ends: 12/27

Pammy Blogs Beauty Dove Giveaway

Ends: 12/28

Nail Polish Pursuit Hello Kitty OPI Giveaway

Ends: 12/30

Gift Fragrance Giveaway from My Newest Beauty Addiction Ends: 12/31

KB Shimmer Nail Tool Giveaway

Ends: 1/1

KB Shimmer Beauty Info Zone Giveaway

 Ends: 1/2

Baroque Fool Share the Love Giveaway Ends: 1/6

Savannah Bee Giveaway from Pammy Blogs Beauty

Ends: 1/6

Christmas Eve with my Little Glitzy Tree Farm

**May Contain Press Samples**
Merry Christmas Eve to all your fellow Santa followers!!
Every year I do a Christmas Tree mani and this year I decided to do a glitzy design. I think I went a little too glitzy. My trees ended up super plump!! I used all kinds of KBs from the last two years of winter collections.  I used tape to create the trees and the designs. I like the festive look is super fun and non-traditional. Last year, I went for the usual red and green but I went for all the colors this year. ALL THE COLORS!  After I put all of these together and did all of the editing and put all of them up there, I realized one thing... I forgot the stars!! I forgot the most important part of the tree!! Meh! Next year, I'll go for the glitz, glam and star! Anyway, for all of you that celebrate... Happy Christmas Eve!! I hope Santa is good to you all!!  Colors Used: KB Shimmer-Pining for Yule KB Shimmer- Fig-Get About It KB Shimmer- Toying Around KB Shimmer- Toast-ess with the Mostest …

Ipsy December Glam Bag to Glam Up Your Holidays

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So, it's December and I am coming around to the time to decide if I want to renew or change over to a new sub box or not. I can say Ipsy is absolutely a hit-or-miss box. I either love the bags or hate them. After showing you all of the products, I will let you know but if you have been reading my reviews of the previous boxes, you will know right away what I think.
Marc AnthonyDeep Nourishing Conditioning Treatment This is a weekly treatment that will protect from moisture loss, damage, remove frizz and soften hair. This product contains coconut oil, shea butter and biotin. This sounds like a fantastic product. So, I don't know where in my profile it saysI would like hair treatments, but maybe they had leftovers? I am so picky with my hair products so this will go in my giveaway pile. Booo..

RickyCare by Ricky's NYC Classic 3D Blender  So this may be the only thing that I really kind of like out of this bag. My sister gave me hers because she said she wo…

Michael Todd Intensive Lip Treatment for Your Winter Lips

**Product Review**
To go along with my lipstick post yesterday, I am super excited to share a product I have been using on my lips. Michael Todd is a skincare company that goes by "The Simple Truth". This is a new-to-me brand, so I am excited to show this to you. All of their products are made with organic ingredients, made in the USA, contain no parabens or triclosan, and are not tested on animals. There are 4 key ingredients in this product: Soluble Collagen- We already have this in our skin so a little extra helps the elasticity and firmness. It helps smooth the fine lines and wrinkles Hyluronic Acid- This pulls out the water from our skin and again helps plump and smooth out fine lines. It also keeps that hydration going.  Michael Todd's Actimp- This is their special blend of Parisian Sweet white Lupine Flower. It helps strengthen the skin while restoring elasticity and firmness. It stops the productions of bad enzymes due to UV exposure, too.  Organic Aloe Vera Leaf J…

Madam Glam Lipsticks for You and Your Lovely Lips!!

**Press Samples** Are you looking for some new lippies to spruce up your collection or just to add to your hoard? I had a couple Madam Glam lipsticks a couple of weeks ago and now I have two more for you. I have a nice dark color and then a super fun matte color.  As you can see, these are both very pigmented and perfect for any occasion. The wear is fantastic and I love that I got to see the matte side of Madam Glam.

First up on my lips, I have Brick. This is $15.95 and has a glossy finish. This is a classic wine color and I love it for this winter. It's super classy for any work occasion and can easily double for a night out stunner. Next up is Pink-A-Doodle. First, I love this name! I mean, come on. Second, this is a gorgeous matte lipstick. It is not overly drying, it applies very smoothly and it just looks so gorgeous. I love bubble gum colors all year long and this is that perfect matte pink. There is also a SPECIAL coupon code going on from now until December 26th that w…