SoFlaJo Evergreen swatches and review

Saturday, November 30, 2013


I have a gorgeous holiday polish to share with you. SoFlaJo has released a stunning holiday duo and I am lucky enough to have one of the two to show you. 

Evergreen is a stunning shade of green. It reminds me of pine trees just after a rain. The shimmer in the polish adds a depth that is mesmerizing.

The formula on this polish is remarkable. I used three thin coats and it applied evenly and smoothly. It also dried rather quickly. I did use a coat of Seche Vite for the photos.

From now until Dec. 31, 2013, you can use the code "holiday2013 for a 10 percent discount on a $20 purchase. You can also follow the "Super Sleuth" discount instructions on the site, and take an additional 10 percent off your total order. Domestic shipping is always $2, international shipping is $10, both flat rate regardless of order size.

SoFlaJo Evergreen
SoFlaJo Evergreen

SoFlaJo Evergreen
SoFlaJo Evergreen

SoFlaJo Evergreen
SoFlaJo Evergreen

SoFlaJo Evergreen
SoFlaJo Evergreen
 You can get both holiday shades Evergreen and Kranberry Kiss for $10 each on the SoFlaJo.com site. Make sure to follow her on Facebook to keep up with the newest collections and specials.
 
These polishes were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note computer monitors may vary in color display.  

Happy Haul-iday Giveaway

Friday, November 29, 2013


Here's a great collaboration giveaway. Several bloggers got together to bring you this amazing prize of a $100 Ulta OR Sephora gift card - Winner's Choice!

Here's the bloggers who participated. Thanks to all of them for taking part in this. To enter use the Rafflecopter widget below.
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piCture pOlish Femme with Ocean stripes

Wednesday, November 27, 2013




I have a gorgeous piCture pOlish to share with you today. I love this line of polish. It's a Australian made polish with some amazing and unique collaboration shades.

You are going to notice my nails. I had a nail accident earlier this week and had to file them down to complete nubs. My ring finger took the brunt of it. They will grow back soon though. I hope...

Femme is an amazing polish and is typical of the standards that I have come to expect from piCture pOlish. This gorgeous, creamy, purple jelly polish is the perfect vibrant shade to wear on its own or as a base for nail art. Two coats provided an opaque base.

I put some vertical stripes of Ocean over the nail. I was actually hoping the vertical stripes would create the illusion of a little more length on my nail. It didn't, but I sure love this color combo together!


piCture pOlish Femme with Ocean stripes
piCture pOlish can be purchased via their online store or you can purchase from these etailers
The products in this post were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Due to differences in computer monitors the colors you see may be slightly different from the actual color.
 

Zoya Dream Boxes make a return

Monday, November 25, 2013

Zoya has done it again. The Dream Boxes are being released. I purchased one of these last year for my niece. The packaging is amazing and the contents are a dream! 

Thanksgiving night and Black Friday only there is a special deal!

Zoya DREAM BIG OFFER - GIFT WITH PURCHASE*
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Available with any $72 purchase on Zoya.com. USE CODE: DREAM BIG.

Includes 12 piece Zoya “Cheers to All” Gift Box (above), Zoya Color Lock Mini and FREE SHIPPING. More than a $118 Value. 

HURRY - EXTREMELY Limited Quantities - while supplies last. Limit one per customer or account. 


Valid 6 p.m. EST Nov. 28, 2013 until Nov. 29, 2013 11:59 p.m. EST. only.




Nail Polish Dreaming reaches new heights this holiday season with the release of Zoya Dream Boxes, curated nail polish color combinations delivered in deluxe black gift boxes of three and six or simply order a box and fill ‘em up yourself, with more than 300 gorgeous hues, the possibilities are almost endless. Pssssst.... they make a gorgeous gift when stacked tall too!

Supplies are very limited - Order early! 


Find the deals on the Zoya.com website

Zoya Dream Boxes - Trios

  • ZPDRMBX1301 - Tinsel Time: includes Zoya Ziv, Storm and Trixie. $24 (US).
  • ZPDRMBX1302 - Glittering Gift: includes Zoya Storm, Payton and Blaze. $24 (US).
  • ZPDRMBX1303 - Fireside Chic: includes Zoya Black Swan, Casey and Sam. $24 (US).
  • ZPDRMBX1304 - Oh What Fun: includes Zoya Aurora, Dream and Logan. $24 (US).
  • ZPDRMBX1305 - Roasty Toasty: includes Zoya Lael, Timo and Envy. $24 (US).
  • ZPDRMBX1306 - Warm Wishes: includes Zoya Maria Luisa, Sarah and Asia. $24 (US).
  • ZPDRMBX1307 - Merry and Bright: includes Zoya Alegra, Ivanka and Charla. $24 (US).
  • ZPDRMBX1308 - Ice is Nice: includes Zoya Ziv, FeiFei and Daul. $24 (US). Shown Left.
  • ZPDRMBX1309 - Rosey Cheeks: includes Zoya Kerry, Tinsley and Bobbi. $24 (US).
  • ZPDRMBX1310 - Cozy Cashmere: includes Zoya Nyx, Vespa and Godiva. $24 (US).
  • ZPDRMBX1311 - Starry Night: includes Zoya Tomoko, Dahlia and London. $24 (US).
  • ZPDRMBX1312 - Sparkling Lights: includes Zoya Carter, Sunshine and Arabella. $24 (US).
  • Zoya DREAM BOXES - Six PACKS
  • ZPDRMBX1313 - Keep it Cozy: includes Zoya Flynn, Hunter, Livingston, Mason, Neve and Channing. $48 (US).
  • ZPDRMBX1314 - Sugar Rush: includes Zoya Tomoko, Dahlia, Chyna, Arabella, Carter and Sunshine. $48 (US).
  • ZPDRMBX1316 - Festive Favorites: includes Zoya Maria Luisa, Storm, Kissy, Blaze, Aurora and Mosheen. $48 (US).

Zoya Dream Boxes - Build your own

  • ZPBLBOX03 - Build Your Own Box - Trio (3): Order the box and fill it up with three of your own polish picks. $24 (US).
    ZPBLBOX04 - Build Your Own Box - Six (6) Pack: Order the box and fill it up with six of your own polish picks. $48 (US).
Press release from Zoya

Darling Diva Opal Collection swatches and review

I have some gorgeous and fun polishes to share with you today - Darling Diva!

This collection - the Opal Collection - is a gorgeous collection that has lots of iridescent flakes and is sure to grab attention. The flakes in this polish shimmer and shine with a variety of colors.

The formula on these is good. Be careful to only apply thin coats. If you try to apply anything heavier you will fold the flakes and will end up with a bumpy mani. These jelly polishes will build to opacity with three thin coats. I did use a top coat with each of these to add a shine to the end result. 

The Darling Diva Opal Collection is available on her Big Cartel site for $8 each.

Let's take a look at these little jewels!

Black Opal - is a black jelly sprinkled with iridescent flakes.

Darling Diva - Black Opal
Darling Diva - Black Opal
Darling Diva - Black Opal
Darling Diva - Black Opal
Blue Opal - is a pale blue jelly with iridescent flakes. This shade is classy and stylish.

Darling Diva - Blue Opal
Darling Diva - Blue Opal
Darling Diva - Blue Opal
Darling Diva - Blue Opal
Green Opal - is a deep grass green with iridescent flakes. The flakes add tons of dimension and depth to this polish. 

Darling Diva - Green Opal
Darling Diva - Green Opal
Darling Diva - Green Opal
Darling Diva - Green Opal
Opal -is a top coat with iridescent flakes. I think this one is my favorite. You can use it over any color you want. I have it on over Chrome Girl "Hard to Get."

Darling Diva - Opal
Darling Diva - Opal
Darling Diva - Opal
Darling Diva - Opal
Rose Opal - is a vibrant fuchsia shade with tons of iridescent flakes.

Darling Diva - Rose Opal
Darling Diva - Rose Opal
Darling Diva - Rose Opal
Darling Diva - Rose Opal
Violet Opal - is a deep purple with lots of blue tones. The flakes add a lot of depth to this polish.

Darling Diva - Violet Opal
Darling Diva - Violet Opal
Darling Diva - Violet Opal
Darling Diva - Violet Opal
Teal Opal - is the perfect teal shade with lots of iridescent flakes. I love this color. 

Darling Diva - Teal Opal
Darling Diva - Teal Opal
Darling Diva - Teal Opal
Darling Diva - Teal Opal
 Darling Diva polishes are available for $8. Make sure to follow Darling Diva's  Facebook page to keep up with the latest collections and releases.
 
These polishes were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note computer monitors may vary in color display.  

The weekly herd - a roundup of the week's posts

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Well it's hard to believe another week has gone by. Last week was a slow week for me blogging wise. I am taking the week off of work next week and with the Thanksgiving holiday I will not be blogging much as I will be spending time with family and friends. 

I hope everyone has safe travels and gives thanks for the blessings they have in their life.

But now let's get back to the weekly roundup. 

Darling Diva - Diamond Collection swatches and review 


These classy holo polishes are timeless. There are seven polishes in this collection and they are all stunning!

 

Elevation Polish - altitude with attitude


A fun Random Act of Kindness kind of post with Elevation Polishes.


Glam Polishes - glam for the win!


Gorgeous Glam Polishes - Do I need to say more?


piCture pOlish - Sea Jewel swatches


Sea Jewel is breathtaking! 


Beauty Box 5 - November subscription box reveal

A fun subscription box. This is November's package.


I hope you enjoyed this week's post. I know I enjoyed sharing the products with you.

Darling Diva - Diamond Collection swatches and review

Saturday, November 23, 2013

I have some gorgeous and fun polishes to share with you today - Darling Diva!

This collection - the Diamond Collection - is a gorgeous holographic collection that is sure to grab attention. The holos illusion in these polishes is not over the top. It has just enough sparkle and glitz to adorn your nails with style.

The formula on these is nice and most will provide opacity with one coat. I applied two coats of each polish though. I did use a top coat with each of these to add a shine to the end result. 

The Darling Diva Diamond Collection is available on her Big Cartel site for $8 each.

Let's take a look at these little gems!

Black Diamond -  is a gorgeous, shimmery charcoal shade. I love this shade.

Darling Diva - Black Diamond
Darling Diva - Black Diamond

Darling Diva - Black Diamond
Darling Diva - Black Diamond

 Blue Diamond - is a gorgeous aqua blue that shimmers just like the waters in the ocean. It's stunning.

Darling Diva - Blue Diamond
Darling Diva - Blue Diamond

Darling Diva - Blue Diamond
Darling Diva - Blue Diamond

Chocolate Diamond - is a soft, warm chocolaty brown. This is the perfect shade to wear with a sweater and boots.

Darling Diva - Chocolate Diamond
Darling Diva - Chocolate Diamond

Darling Diva - Chocolate Diamond
Darling Diva - Chocolate Diamond

Diamond -  is a silvery gray shade that transforms in the light. The holo effect is subtle and classy.

Darling Diva - Diamond
Darling Diva - Diamond

Darling Diva - Diamond
Darling Diva - Diamond

Green Diamond -  is the perfect shade of pale fern green. I love the shimmer in this one.

Darling Diva - Green Diamond
Darling Diva - Green Diamond

Darling Diva - Green Diamond
Darling Diva - Green Diamond

Pink Diamond - is a holo pale pink and has almost a gray tone to it. It is truly a unique pale pink. Make sure to wear a good base coat with this one as it does want to stain a little. But a good base coat will help with that.

Darling Diva - Pink Diamond
Darling Diva - Pink Diamond

Darling Diva - Pink Diamond
Darling Diva - Pink Diamond

Rose Diamond - is a glorious rosy shade of deep pink that is stunning in almost every type of lighting.

Darling Diva - Rose Diamond
Darling Diva - Rose Diamond

Darling Diva - Rose Diamond
Darling Diva - Rose Diamond
Darling Diva polishes are available for $8. Make sure to follow Darling Diva's  Facebook page to keep up with the latest collections and releases.
 
These polishes were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note computer monitors may vary in color display.  

Elevation Polish - altitude with attitude

Friday, November 22, 2013

I recently received a random act of kindness package from a wonderful blogger friend, Michelle. If you haven't checked Michelle's blog (Things I Love at the Moment) out - you have to! She has some wonderful swatches! She sent me some fun, and gorgeous, Elevation Polishes.

I have tried Elevation one other time. I have to say the polishes are quite amazing. Elevation Polish is a niche artisan collection of quality polishes, inspired by the creator's two passions - mountains climbing and nail polish.

I have three polishes to share with you and they are all quite different from each other. 

Tettegouche - is a brown jelly polish. It is the color of a rich chocolate and applied wonderfully. But like all jelly polishes it takes a bit to build it up. This is four coats. It has been reformulated so it's probably even better now and is now simply called "Tette."

Elevation Polish - Tettegouche
Elevation Polish - Tettegouche
Elevation Polish - Tettegouche
Elevation Polish - Tettegouche
Ubsunur - is a rich, shimmery, sapphire blue polish. This is two coats and it is amazing. 

Elevation Polish - Ubsunur
Elevation Polish - Ubsunur
Elevation Polish - Ubsunur
Elevation Polish - Ubsunur
These Boots Were... - is a... well it's really hard to describe. It's almost a raisin color with a hint of blue shimmer. 

Elevation Polish - These Boots Were...
Elevation Polish - These Boots Were...

Elevation Polish - These Boots Were...
Elevation Polish - These Boots Were...
Elevation Polishes can be purchased at http://elevationpolish.bigcartel.com/ and normally cost around $8.50.

These polishes were provided to me as a gift.



 

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