Nail Friends Birthday Party Giveaway!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Hello Nailistas!!! Are you ready for a Big Surprise!?

It's Sassy Shelly's two year blogiversary. So a bunch of bloggers got together to help her celebrate. There are some great prizes! 
So let me introduce the "Nail Friends Birthday Party GIVEAWAY!"

12 Winners! Awesome Prizes!
Including a $100 gift card courtesy of my blogging BFFs!

Ready something crazy AWESOME!?! To make this blogiversary even more special, Pam, the amazing woman behind Girly Bits has created a polish to mark the occasion!!!

Seriously Sassy is a royal purple jelly with blue to purple color-shifting glitters.. I haven't seen it in person yet, but Pam describes it as "glowy."  The color and glitter are exactly what I had in mind!  One lucky winner will get their very own bottle of Seriously Sassy!

Girly Bits Seriously Sassy collaboration polish for Sassy Shelly's blogiversary
(at this moment it is still undecided whether this polish will be exclusive to this giveaway or if it will be available to purchase in the future.. Pam says "possibly"..So *fingers crossed!!) 

All 6 polishes from the Zoya Awaken Collection (brand new) from Shelly

piCture pOlish Badass from Shelly

Teardrop Nail Polish Pendant from Brianne at BKD Signature - made with My Ten Friends~Space Sauce indie polish.

Overall Beauty Prize Pack including 1 glass nail file, 1 set of neutral eye shadows, 1 John Russo Nail Lacquer and 1 color from a surprise brand that is coming soon to Overall Beauty!

Renaissance Cosmetics Prize Pack - 3 full sized polishes (Winners Choice!) and 1 mini Cuticle Oil.

6 Harts Polish Prize - 2 polishes (Winners Choice!)

Alter Ego Nail Enamel Prize - 4 polishes (Winners Choice!)
Superficially Colorful Lacquer Prize - 2 polishes (Winners Choice!)
Paint Box Polish Prize Pack - 1 Polish (Winners Choice!), Cuticle Oil and Mini Glass File.
Wishful Bath & Beauty Prize - One Free Item from the WishfulBB Shop (Winners Choice!)
And finally, the Grand Prize. A $100 Winners Choice Gift Certificate! To be used at your favorite online polish shop (ie. Llarowe, Overall Beauty, Harlow&Co. ect..) or retail store such as Nordies or Sephora.. The choice is yours!

 A HUGE thanks goes out to these wonderful ladies for their contributions.. Sheila at Pointless Cafe,  Lisa at Cosmetic Sanctuary, Emily The Lacquerologist, Sue at Creative Nail Design by Sue, Jennifer at Peer Pressure Polish, Bénédicte at I'm Anaa, Marie at Lauriestrodes Fun With Nails and Jo at Lacquers of Kasterborous.

We will have a total of 12 winners. The Giveaway will run until Sunday, June 15th at 11:59 p.m. (EST).
Winners will have 72 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.
Must be 18 or older or have parents consent if you win because we will need your address.
International entries are Welcome! But depending on individual sponsor's shipping policies some of the prizes may be US Only, sorry ladies. Gift Card can only be redeemed at stores that accept $USD.
*If you live in Italy or Russia (due to extreme shipping restrictions) you will need to have another address we can send your winnings to.
Obviously we cannot be responsible for any items lost or damaged by the post office.

Just enter through the rafflecopter widget below to enter.
Good Luck!
And here is the mobile link for anyone who needs it! :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

May 2014 Beauty Box Five reveal

I always look forward to getting the Beauty Box 5 Subscription Box and I am so excited to share the May 2014 box with you today. It has some great samples!

Beauty Box 5 is a monthly subscription service that delivers a sample box of all things beauty. For a small monthly fee you'll receive 4 – 5 samples of a variety of makeup, skin care, fragrances and everything in between! Best of all, these samples are delivered right to your door with beauty tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your samples.

You can subscribe via different plans: a monthly, quarterly, or annual subscription. 

You can sign up for whichever plan you want and all plans receive a box on a monthly basis. A month to month subscription is $12. But if you subscribe for three months it's only $10 per month! If you signup for a quarterly or annual subscription, your cost per box will be less. With a quarterly subscription you'll save $6 ($30 instead of $36). With an annual subscription you'll save $45 ($99 instead of $144).
Let's take a look at this Shades of Beauty themed box.

The card in this box reads... 
It's time for a beauty boost! We know it's hard to concentrate when you can't stop daydreaming about the beach (or that cute a-line dress on sale), so this month we want to help you get back in the zone with a few pretty pick-me-ups! Need an afternoon facial? Craving a cupcake? Take a break and treat yourself - you deserve it.
Let's take a look at the contents of the box. 

A sample size of H2O Plus Aqualibrium Marine Cleansing Gel. This cleansing gel will help you put your best face forward. It's made with sea salt and energizing marine botanicals. This oil-free cleanser gently exfoliates while protecting your pinch-worthy cheeks  from free radicals and environmental damage. It has a very light fresh scent.

Want to enjoy the summer weather but keep your cool? Try these Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths. These cooling cloth wipes will keep you fresh after the gym, refreshed after a long day at work, or feeling cool (and yet being hot at the same time) before a sizzling hot date. Just unfold and give yourself a quick refreshing rub down.

Need a quick uplifting facial? Try this MaskerAide Hydrating Facial Sheet Mask. They are perfect for a quick lunch-time facial. This mask is paraben-free, vegan friendly and have no muss - no fuss! They are also biodegradable. One mask retails for $5.99.

How about a scent that is sunny and subtle? This Harvey Prince Hello scent is a smile in a bottle. It has notes of mandarin, grapefruit, forsythia, and plumeria. Have a spritz of sun and summer!

My favorite item in the is box is the Cattiva Precisione Eye Liner. Seriously, if you want to prowl the beaches and hot night spots - you need a great liner. This liner is waterproof and retractable. It's a must-have for minimalists and smokey eye queens. It delivers smooth, smudge-resistant lines and is paraben-free. It has a super smooth texture that will have your eyes looking sexy and sultry. This full-size product retails for $20. This product makes the box a steal!

The Fresh and Focused theme is great. I do love all of these products and the value of the box far surpasses the $10 a month cost. But I have to admit this isn't one of my favorite boxes. I much prefer getting cosmetic samples. But it is still a great box. I love getting samples and full-size products are always a bonus. Where I live shopping is limited so I never get to try some of these products. Beauty Box Five allows me the opportunity to try products I would never be able to sample before receiving this subscription box.

If you want to purchase a full size product you can visit Beauty Box 5 Brand page to get information.

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.

Salon Perfect Nail Armor Foils make for instant glam

Monday, May 19, 2014

Salon Perfect introduces Bloom in Color, a collection of nail art essentials including 2-packs of nail polish in the hottest shades, 3-pack nail art liners, and nail art kits. And I am excited to be able to share some of these duos and nail art kits with you! 
For this look I used Haute Pink from the Neon Pop due and the Nail Armor Nail Foils kit. There are four foils in the kit. A gold holographic, silver holographic, and a straight gold, and straight silver foil. I chose to use the gold holographic foil as I wanted to the strong contrast between the neon pink and the gold holographic foil. 

Foils can be tricky sometimes. I find it best to use them as a tip or as an abstract look. For this one I decided to go with just a strip on the tip of one nail. 

I applied a coat of Haute Pink, which is a bright and vivacious, true neon pink. Once it was fully dry, I applied a coat of the glue that comes with the kit to the nail on my ring finger. As soon as the glue became clear, I laid the strip across the tip of my nail and pressed firmly for about 10 - 15 seconds. Then I removed the foil strip and had instant glitzy nail art.  The most important thing to remember is to apply an even coat of glue and don't apply the foil until the glue is clear (but don't wait too long.)

Salon Perfect Nail Armor Foils over Haute Pink
Salon Perfect Nail Armor Foils over Haute Pink
I applied a top coat of Salon Perfect Crystal Clear and all was complete. I love these for adding a quick pattern.

I have posted a few of these nail art kits and duos, but stay tuned as I have another kit to try out and share with you.  
These duos and kits are bursting with color. Best of all, they definitely won’t burst your wallet – each retails for just $4.98! Normally the individual shades retail for $3.98 and the liners for $1.98 – such a bargain! You can find these at Walmart stores nationwide.

With vibrant neons, sweet pastels, matte glitters and more, Salon Perfect makes creating seemingly intricate nail art designs a breeze. Choose from:
·         12 In Bloom pastel polish 2-packs
·         10 Neon POP polish 2-packs
·         2-piece Neon Basic polish sets
·         2-piece Lacquer Basics color and top coat sets
·         3-piece Nail Art Liner packs
·         Nail Art Kits packed with studs, glitters, foils and more

I am so excited to share these kits with you. They are fun and make creating nail art painless and affordable.

These products were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 

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