Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Glow in the Dark

*Press Sample*


Hey all!  Anyone else like me and procrastinate on their Halloween mani?  I did some last week but this week has just flown by.  So I decided to try out the Sally Hanse Salon Effects that I received for review last week.  And lets be real if I had waited to show them to you until next week there wouldn't really have been a need for them.  This is only my second time using these.  They are super easy to use and had lots of size and shape choices.  Basically you stick it on, smooth is down and then file off the excess.  As you can see by the tips of my nails I struggled a bit with the filing part.  I need to figure out how to not remove so much.  If you have any tips I'd love to hear them.  All that said, I freakin love these.  Instant nail art is my kind of art.  Mr. MLiP thought these were super neat too.


Check out the glow on these bad boys!  They didn't have to charge up or anything.  Sorry I'm not the best with the glow in the dark photography but you get the idea.  Too cool!  I put these on last night and I'm definitely wearing them out trick or treating with my boys.


Head on out and pick these up for a super quick and easy Halloween mani.  They are available in all the usual places you find Sally Hansen products.  Have a great night everyone!

Happy Halloween!!!

Sara

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

NYC Midnight Beauty Collection (partial) Review

*Press Sample*

Hello!  Today I have two polishes from the New York Color (NYC) Midnight Beauty Collection.  First up is Animal Instinct.  This is a gorgeous orange shimmer polish.  I used three coats and top coat for today's pictures.  The formula on this one was kind of a pain.  It was still streaky after two coats but the polish was thickening up on me while I was tying to apply it.  That said I'm in love with the color.  It was nice and bright.

NYC Animal Instinct
NYC Animal Instinct 

NYC Animal Instinct
NYC Animal Instinct 

Next up is Rock Muse, a Smokey Top Coat, a black jelly base with different sized silver glitters.  Since this is a jelly base and I'm not a huge fan of visible nail line I started with a black cream then applied two coats of Rock Muse.  This has great glitter payoff and was super easy to work with.  Since this is a great Halloween polish I added a jack 'o lantern decal from Lacquer by Lissa.

NYC Smokey Top Coat
NYC Smokey Top Coat

NYC Smokey Top Coat
NYC Smokey Top Coat

NYC is found a drug stores and large retailers.  This collection is available now.  These are great Halloween polishes that can definitely be worn year round.

Until next time...

Sara

*Polishes were sent for review.  All opinions are 100% mine.*

Monday, October 27, 2014

Orly Mirrorball

*Purchased by me*

Orly Mirrorball
Orly Mirrorball

Hey guys!  I have the super cool Orly Mirrorball to show you today.  In the sunlight this polish is a real stunner.  Silvery, linear holo with little holo glitters in it to give it a little something extra.  I used two coats and top coat for this mani.  This will be a fun polish for the holidays.  I can already picture this polish with a sparkly, green texture polish to make a christmas tree.  Lots of options for this one.

Orly Mirrorball
Orly Mirrorball
Have a great day!

Sara

Enter the Zoya Color Laboratory






Go Mad For Zoya & WIN*!
Are you "MAD" for Zoya?! Now's your chance to bring the color of your dreams to life! Step inside our virtual color labooooooratory (muahahaha) to experiment with color and finishes to "mix" your very own shade. The Zoya color animator offers various pieces and parts (finishes, opacity and hues) to play with - feel free to use the description section to elaborate on your masterpiece. Give your creation a name, submit it, and there's a chance we will bring it to life!
NOW - Thursday, October 31st(10:00am ET) Piece together your creation for a chance to have it custom created just for you! The highest voted shade will win, so don’t forget to share your creation with your friends and family after it's been submitted!

How It Works:
  1. Go CRAZY! (You know we are) Create a custom shade using the Zoya Polish Animator
  2. Name your creation and describe any additional elements you would add to the polish.
  3. Submit (and don't forget to share!) your custom shade for a chance to bring it to life! Have more than one color you’re mad about? Create as many as you'd like!
  4. One winner will be selected on October 31, 2014 at 9am EST
*Terms and Conditions
Purchase not necessary to enter. Valid Art of Beauty account required in order to participate. Enter NOW through 10/31/14 (9:00am ET).
 One winner will be selected and contacted by 5pm ET 10/31/14. Please allow up to two weeks for production of custom shades. Winning shades will be created based on Zoya's Creative Director's interpretation of the description and cannot be returned, exchanged or duplicated at a later date.

Looks like fun!  Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Sara