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Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Grape Shifter VS Love & Beauty Cosmic Dust

Friday, September 19, 2014

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Grape Shifter Love & Beauty Cosmic Dust
Purchased By Me
Happy Friday! It's been quite a long time since I have a done a good side-by-side comparison post, but my body is ready for it. Are you? Hopefully your answer is yes so we can move on... Alright, let's do this! Above on the left is Sally Hansen Grape Shifter from the Insta-Dry line and on the right is Love & Beauty Cosmic Dust. Let's see if you can spot which is which. In the picture below, I'm wearing both. Can you tell the difference?

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Grape Shifter Love & Beauty Cosmic Dust

Are you ready to find out which is which? Let's find out after the post break! I normally don't do these, but I think if I didn't have it, the reveal wouldn't be that hype worthy. So find out after the jump!

September Birchbox

Thursday, September 18, 2014

September 2014 Birchbox
Purchased By Me / Contains Referral Link
Good morning everyone! Hope you're all having a great start to your day! Honestly, I could be better. Ok, I could be a lot better. BUT, on my day off I got my teeth whitened! They look amazing! My dentist did an amazing job! Enough chit chat though. Let's see what came in my September Birchbox!

September 2014 Birchbox

Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Gold Couture // I've always been a fan of Juicy scents. I have three already, so I'm sure this may end up and another in my collection. This has a blend of wild berries, honeysuckle and warm caramel. Sounds yummy!  The full size product contains 3.4fl oz and retails for $92. This sample size contains .05fl oz and is worth $15.64. Pricey fragrance!

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate // I don't think I've ever tried a Shiseido product. Honestly... I hear good things, but the price generally deters me. This product is said to enhance the skin's defensive power against signs of aging. The full size product contains 30mL and retails for $65. This sample size contains 10mL and is worth about $21.67.

Ruffian Perfumed Nail Lacquer Remover Towelette // I already don't know how I feel about this product. Perfumed is never a good thing. I am also skeptical of its removing power since it doesn't contain acetone. We'll see though... The full size product contains 10 towellette packets and retails for $12. This sample has one and is worth $1.20.

Ruffian Nail Lacquer in Naked // I love nude polish. I think this will work good for my nail art that I have planned for next month too! I've been pretty impressed by Ruffian polish in general, so I hope this doesn't let me down. This is a full size product and contains 5mL of polish and retails for $10.

TEMPTU S/B Highlighter in Champagne Shimmer // I've not only not heard of this brand, but it looks rather interesting for a liquid highlighter. I'm not big on highlighting, not saying I don't own highlighting products either, but I'll try this out and see how it goes. The full size product contains 1fl oz and retails for $27.50. This sample contains 0.1fl oz and is worth about $2.75.

Tocca Crema de Mano in Bianca // Thank you based Birchbox. How did you know I needed hand cream?! I've tried Tocca fragrances, but I didn't know they had hand cream. So stocked about trying this. I got Bianca, but this comes in 4 other scents; Cleopatra, Florence, Giulietta and Stella. The full size product contains 4fl oz and retails for $20. This sample size contains 1fl oz and is worth $5.

Overall, this box is worth quite a bit! This totals to $56.26! I think this is the most I've seen in a really long time! What do you think about this box? Did you receive it? What other products did you receive? Share with me in the comments!

If you haven't already signed up for Birchbox, you can sign up using my referral link! Registration is quick and easy and for $10 a month, you a box full of awesome goodies to try out!

Happy Birthday Rosalie

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Just wanted to take the time to say Happy Birthday to my little Rosalie. She turns 6 today! Here she is playing soccer at her last game. Hope you all enjoy the day! We'll be back to our regularly scheduled programming tomorrow!

L'Oreal / Too Dimensional

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

L'Oreal Too Dimensional
Purchased By Me
It's no secret that I love texture polishes. I'm not the biggest glitter fan, but these polishes just drive me to become a complete shopaholic, as if polish alone didn't do that. I seriously want need to have every type of shimmery texture out there and this polish is no different.

Above and below is two coats of L'Oreal Too Dimensional from the Gold Dust Collection. This polish is a lovely cool toned purple with flecks of blue and a greenish, almost neon yellowish gold sparkle to it. So gorgeous! Just look at it!!

L'Oreal Too Dimensional

I have found that textures have good tip wear and definitely last for a long time. A great texture has that and dries quickly. Too Dimensional had the whole shebang, so definitely a great polish! I'm not going to lie, this is the first time I've photographed this polish, but I've worn it twice other than this. I just love it!

Did you pick up any polishes from the Gold Dust collection? I know I picked up half... Share in the comments your faves!

Ciaté / Chinchilla

Monday, September 15, 2014

Ciate Chinchilla
Purchased By Me
Hello everyone! Hope your Monday is starting off on the right foot. Today's post is a swatch of Ciaté Chinchilla which I got in a feathered manicure in July. I decided to swatch this as I thought it would be the perfect base for a comparison that will be coming up soon.

I have to say, I own a few Ciaté polishes, but out of two that I've tried, this is my favorite. The creme formula was perfect! Not too thick or goopy, quick drying time and no sparse spots! Woohoo! I definitely love the color too. Seemed to go well with my skin tone. Always a plus!

Ciate Chinchilla

This polish lasted pretty well too! A few days before there was minimal tip wear. I definitely think this is close to my favorite purple mani of the month. It's early though.. lol

What do you think? Do you love Ciaté polishes? Which are your favorites? Share with me in the comments!
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