Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Only Way To Be Poisoned

     My first polish from Sincerely Polish and once again I am not disappointed. The color of Poison Paradise is a barely off white crelly with gold and iridescent glitters ranging in size from micro to the size of second biggest dotting tool. There are also blue and pink circle shaped glitter along with light green and iridescent squares.

     One coat of this polish would be great for little girls under 10 (I don't believe in girls under 10 wearing fingernail polish). Two coats is perfect for any occasion but the first thing that came to mind was how beautiful it would be if I was to every get married again. When I look at it all I can think about is how perfect it would compliment any wedding dress. I feel that this is the one polish that should never be reformulated but could possibly be renamed. A few I have come up with at "No Wedding Day Jitters", "Something New", "I Do!", and last but not least "Down the Aisle".

(both pictures taken in artificial light)
     My ring finger has nail decals from Nailed Kit. The stars really fit in with this polish based on the colors. They were very easy to use as this was my first time putting them on my nails.

As always until next time Keep on Polishing.

Friday, July 11, 2014

I Love Polish

     Ok, so anyone who knows me knows that the most I can say about polish is that I really, really like it. My love is saved for God and my Family. I know you are probably wondering "Why did she name her post that way?" Then right after that question is finishing on your lips you realize that must be the name of the polish.

    Yes, todays post is about the color I Love Polish by Polish Addict Nail Color. I am not a pink person. I use to be at one time but as you grow something's change. This is only the fourth pink polish I own in my collection. This color however when I saw it on the website was one I could not leave there. The pink is one that with one or two coats (example below) is a barely there pink with just enough color to work well in an office setting and still go out on a date and be sexy later on that night.

(two coats of polish)

     Three coats of the polish gives off a playful look with all of the glitter scattered on your fingers. There is some holographic effect in the polish with a multitude of glitters in various shapes and colors. This makes it something that can be worn with anything you have in your closet. The small glitters come out easily with a simple shaking of the bottle for a minute before use, The larger glitters are easier to get at if the polish is stored on its side or even upside down. If you are not able to store the polish this way at least two minutes in either position before shaking the polish will do as well.

               (three coats of polish)                           
It was cloudy here so unfortunately this time there are no natural light pictures.

     This polish so reminded me of life, something's will come easy and others we will have to work at or give them time. However in the end the result will be worth it.

As always Keep on Polishing.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Mimosa Anyone???

    Let me start this post with a little background story. When I first started polishing almost two years ago Sinful Colors was my first polish purchase as I caught some on sale at Walgreens. I loved the formula over other big name brands that were pricier but didn't have a formula that was as good. When I initially researched the company Mirage Cosmetics that made Sinful Colors it was a small company that made the polish by hand who treated their employees well which made for a great product. When Revlon bought out Mirage cosmetics I was soooo worried that the formula would go to hell in a hand basket. I am proud to say that I was soooo wrong.

     Mimosa is a orange jelly polish with circle and confetti ruby red glitters (someone must have had Dorothy's slippers in mind). The polish goes on smooth with a superlative dispersion of the glitter. As you layer the polish the glitter doesn't clump up in just one location requiring you to worry about glitter placement (something I still haven't gotten down pat). You are able to get a almost even spread of the glitter. One coat of polish gives you the barely there look while three coats allows the free edge of the nail to just barely be visible.
                                                                                                        Three coats of polish (no topcoat)

Two coats of polish (no topcoat)
with a top coat of Poshe
I will find the rest of the jelly polishes. Any help anyone can give me would be great.

Well until next time Keep on Polishing.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Nailed Kit... Nail art made easy

     There are so many options out here for nail art. I am frugal so most of them I find to be a little pricey so I have not purchased any of them. That is until I found out that Nailed Kit offered a subscription to their nail art water tattoos.
     The cost for a subscription is $10.00 per month for 48 tattoos (shipping is free in the U.S.). When you break that down it is .21 cents per tattoo versus the normal .33 cents. The subscription can be cancelled at any time without any penalty to the consumer. I am not sure if this is customary or not but as you can see in the picture you also receive a handwritten card welcoming you to the club and a bonus gift of extra tattoos. Instructions on how to use the tattoos comes inside each package.
     I have not had the chance to use them as of yet due to some personal issues but I am super excited to use the tattoos in the very near future. Also I can say that Nailed Kit's customer service is amazing. I received an e-mail along with other club members that some members had to pay for postage because the package weighed just over an ounce. They apologized and advised anyone that had to pay for the package to let them know and they would make it up to them. The error did not happen to me so I am not sure what they did to correct it but I am sure it was great.
     I will be sure to post a picture of the tattoos once I use them on my nails.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Just a Litte Off Topic

     I know it has been a month of Sundays (as my grandmother use to say) since I have posted anything. Life has really gotten in the way of my blogging. I have been a car service shuttling my child from school basketball games, track and field events, AAU basketball games, basketball tournaments up to one hour away, and finally college campus tours (still two years left in high school). It also did not help that the blogger app was not working from my phone. Even though I have not been blogging I have been polishing just check my instagram account Polish_Therapy.

     So why am I calling this post a off topic. Well, I recently signed up for some subscriptions, two to be exact. The first subscription is Birchbox. This company sends samples of beauty, health and grooming products once a month for $10. The second subscription is Nailed Kit.  Nailed Kit sends water decals out once a month as well. My post today is about Birchbox.

     May was my first month getting a Birchbox and while I was not disappointed I was not super excited when I opened it. The product selection was great. They really listened to the questionnaire that I filled out and sent items that I definitely could use. However, I felt that some of the sample sizes were just too small to provide an adequate testing of the product for me to say how it worked and for me to consider buy it. I can seriously say I thought about cancelling right then but I am so GLAD that I didn't.

     I received my June box a week ago and let me tell you it had me bouncing up and down on my tippy toes. It was if Birchbox had invaded my thoughts and sent me quite a few items that I wanted to test since I am in the process of changing my skin and hair care regimen for the summer.  The picture below shows how the samples this month were more conducive for me to test and see if the item worked or not.

     My favorite item right now is the COOLA Tinted Matte SPF30 Natural BB Cream. This tinted moisturizer had me scared at first because it was lighter then my skin but I knew I was going to try it because I had just the week before thought how I wanted to test out a BB cream to see how it worked on my skin. I walk outside at least one hour everyday and the last thing I want is for my face to start looking 60 while I am in my thirties. I put the cream on (used about a dime size) and noticed that as I rubbed it in the cream turned white and then disappeared. My face did not have a ashen look about it as well as I didn't have that normal shiny spot in my t-zone. It has left my skin looking even toned even at the mid day point after 30 minutes of walking at a 20 min mile pace. I will definitely be buying this COOLA product.

     The next item from the box is Gilchrist & Soames London Collection Body Lotion. The description states that it smooth and softens while being rich in antioxidants. The ingredients are coconut oil, grapeseed oil, and sunflower seed oil just to name a few. The lotion goes on smooth without a greasy feel or shine. I have only used this for one day. I like the how it has my skin still feeling soft and clean. The clean scent of cucumber isn't over powering and leaves just the slightest scent on your skin which is great for the summer.

   These last items I have not used as of yet but I will start before the end of the week.

Number 4 Hair Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner
           These products are sulfate, paraben, sodium chloride free.

Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator
           This facial product uses papaya enzymes to brighten skin along with micro crystals to mimic a microdermabrasion. Also contains aloe vera, coconut and panthenol.

     Thank you Birchbox for this wonderful box. I cannot wait until the July box.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Pasha Love

  I decided to wear some of the Zoya colors I have never worn because I really liked how the last manicure turned out.

     Today's color is Pasha. I have had this color for almost a year and thought after I got it this is not going to look good on me. I mean you don't see a lot of these companies showing their colors on women of color so it just sat in my polish stash.

     I love how Zoya colors go on. They not only are smooth but also no streaks (on the creams) even if only one coat. I only had to apply two coats to make this opaque. Pasha is a medium taupe with a hint of pink and very fine silver glitter to give it a shimmer in the light. I love how this color is so very work appropriate and yet sexy enough for a night out on the town.

     Most neutrals I don't like to wear when my nails are short because I feel it makes them shorter because of how it can blend in with my skin tone. However, that is not the case with Pasha it compliments my skin tone.

     Well until next time ladies keep on polishing.

With Flash
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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Ivanka I Love Zoya's Frida!!!

   My child loves blue and the school colors are green and gold so you can see how I chose this two colors.

     Frida is my first jelly from Zoya but it will certainly not be my last. The color in the bottle does not do it justice once it is on the nails. This polish offers so many looks. One and two coats offer a hint of color to place glitter on top of. Three coats offer the ability to have not have it be so dark with a great shine. I actually put on four coats just because I do not like being able to see any hint of my nail. I have included shots of all coat levels below.

     I really had on plans on doing anything other than a simple single paint manicure however as I was putting away my supplies I noticed Ivanka and thought how good it would look on an accent nail. We know that it was not hard for me to pick which nail was to be painted. While the nail made the mani pop (my childs favorite expression) it did so without over shadowing Frida.

I am signing off until next time and remember keep on polishing.