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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Purchased By Me
I popped into my photo vault the other day and found this old nail art I did for Isabella. It was close to the end of school and she wanted special nails. She loves dotted flowers, so let her pick out the colors she wanted and did her beloved dotted flowers.

I started with a base of Claire's Snowball. I used two coats for this, but it still streaked a bit. I then dotted Color Club High Sky, her favorite blue shimmer. I then added a gold center to the flowers using e.l.f. Pot of Gold. I will definitely need to do a swatch of this polish!

Hope you're all enjoying your week!

Manhattan / 11A

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Manhattan 11A
Purchased By Me
A month of white polish is not complete without a white creme! Above is Manhattan 11A. I bought this polish in an eBay lot. Manhattan is a brand from Germany and can also be found in the Switzerland, Austria and Spain. I've seen this brand around on a few Euro blogs, so I jumped on a chance to at least get one color.

Manhattan 11A

The polish applied pretty decently. Some streaking, but not too much. It wasn't thick and goopy like white cremes tend to be. I used two coats for my swatch. Wear time was pretty good and I think this lasted for about 3 days with only minor tip wear. And just like the bottle says, this dried really quickly. Sixty seconds quick? Nah, but pretty close!

So while this isn't the most amazing white polish, it most definitely isn't the worst I've tried. However, white is such a tough color to get just right. You almost always need three coats to cover any streaking or you need to just deal with two because of how thick the polish is.

Do you own any products from Manhattan? What are your thoughts? What are tried and true white creme polishes? Share with me in the comments!

TonyMoly Lacquer Glitter / Cookie and Cream (GL10)

Monday, August 25, 2014

TonyMoly Lacquer Glitter Cookie and Cream (GI10)
Happy Monday everyone! Hope you're having a great start to the best worst day of the week! It's really not that bad. I really think Thursday is the worst day anyways. ;)

Anyways, today's post is a pretty glitter that my friend bought for me in Korea! I received this polish a year ago? Maybe longer. I got it at the same time I got this polish. This is TonyMoly Cookie and Cream. I used two coats for this. I really wanted to capture the white glitter, so that was the reason I didn't do a white base coat or a third layer.

TonyMoly Lacquer Glitter Cookie and Cream (GI10)

This polish applied great, but getting the glitter out of the bottle was actually really hard. I had another TonyMoly polish that I posted and I had the same issue. That really bothers me, as I can see all the pretty glitter pieces in the polish and I can't get to it! However, I really think the sparseness looked nice on some of my nails.

TonyMoly Lacquer Glitter Cookie and Cream (GI10)

Overall, a nice polish. But darn these glitter pieces! Makes me want to flip tables! Not really, but I just needed to add one more bad joke. This was from an old release, so I'm not sure how available this polish is. I would suggest eBay, Amazon or even Korea Depart, but I don't know if its available through them.

What do you think? Yay or nay? Share with me in the comments!

Sample Sunday / Etude House Sunprise Must Daily SPF 50 Sun Lotion

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Etude House Sunprise Must Daily SPF 50 Sun Lotion
Purchased By Me
It's no surprise. I love me some good skincare products. The older I get, the more I want to take better care of my skin. One thing that I've always done since I was young was apply sunscreen. However, finding the perfect sunscreen for my face has been a bit of a struggle. Well, it was until I found this little product. And what product is this? Other than the obvious title, this is the Etude House Sunprise Must Daily SPF 50 Sun Lotion.

Etude House Sunprise Must Daily SPF 50 Sun Lotion

When you think of sunscreen, or at least when I think of sunscreen, I think of thick, hard to spread cream with a horrible smell. I think of the strong white cast and blotchiness that happens after you get out of the water or sweat. I think of the product feeling drying and causing breakouts. This product? The complete opposite. Yep, it's pretty awesome!

As you can tell from the photo below, this definitely has a creamy, lotion texture. This lotion spreads evenly and stayed on for some time without feeling like you had any on! It didn't leave any sort of cast on my face in photos as well. In fact, it felt like a really good light, moisturizing face cream. This did have a slight sunscreen smell, but it also smelled fresh. Once applied, I didn't smell it anymore.

I used this product almost every day, multiple times a day, while I was on vacation. Out of all the sunscreens I used, I definitely loved this the most. I didn't break out once while using this, so definitely good for sensitive skin.

You can buy this product on RoseRoseShop. The 10 piece sample set is $2.21 and the full size contains 50g and is $7.14. I'm not sure how much the sample sizes contain, but each one is good for one use. Based on that alone, the full size is a really good deal. I will be purchasing a full size once I'm done with other samples. On the downside, I couldn't find the ingredients for this product, but I know the full sizes always list them. EH is good about putting them in English, too.

Have you tried Etude House products or this sunscreen? What sunscreens have you tried and which do you like? Share with me in the comments! I'm always on the lookout for a good product!

August Julep Maven Bombshell Box

Saturday, August 23, 2014

August Julep Maven Bombshell Box
Purchased By Me / Contains Referral Link
Hope you all have started your weekend off on a great start! Today I'm going to quickly share my August Julep Maven Bombshell box! This is a part of the Wanderlust Collection that was released this month. I received Neha, Tazeen and the Smokey Plum Gel Eye Glider pencil.

August Julep Maven Bombshell Box Neha Nazeen

You can see from these quick swatches the colors. Neha is a magenta base with fuchsia shimmer and Nazeen is a dense gold glitter. I have a ton of gold glitters, so this was just OK.  Not too pumped on that one.

August Julep Maven Bombshell Box smokey plum gel eye glider pencil

Above is what the gel liner looks like. I wore this the next day and really couldn't believe how well it lasted! This wore for about 8 hours on my waterline and lasted 12+ hours on my lower lash line. I'm going to test again, but I really did like this liner on my first usage of it.

What do you all think of the Wanderlust Collection? What did you enjoy the most? Share your thoughts in the comments! If you don't subscribe to Julep, but would like to, you may use my referral link! If you're looking to buy any of the gel eye gliders, you can use the code GLIDERPERK until August 31st to save 30%! Also, use the code 10FORYOU to save $10 off your next order over $20 (not valid on boxes or savvy deals).
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