Thursday, September 24, 2015

China Glaze Rodeo Fanatic

*Purchased by me*

Hi again! So, it's finally been getting cooler here and feel like Fall so I'm finally feeling like busting out the dark, vampy polish colors. I had been planning on using another China Glaze polish but when I came across Rodeo Fanatic I knew I had to use it.

Rodeo Fanatic is from the 2008 Rodeo Diva collection but looks to still be readily available online; I think I got mine at Sally's a few years back. This has been one of my untrieds for so long and I'm really glad I chose it. It's such a pretty color that has some greenish shift in some lights and serious sparkle outside.

Definitely check it out if you want a seriously gorgeous Fall color.

'Til We Meet Again...
Rebecca  :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Sleek Sunset Palette

*Purchased by me*

Today I have one of my Sleek i-Divine eyeshadow palettes to show you. I have always loved these palettes and have a small collection of them which I hope to keep adding to. Sleek is not available in stores in the US but it is readily available online; I usually order mine from Amazon since there are some sellers you can buy from that don't charge shipping. For the ones not available on Amazon I usually hit up one of my European Facebook friends to pick it up for me and send it my way.

My most recent purchase was from Amazon and I used a gift card that I earned by doing online surveys so technically I didn't have to put any money out for it. This is the Sunset palette.

Swatched over Urban Decay Primer Potion 

My one complaint with these palettes is that they don't have the shade names printed on the actual palette; they are usually printed on the plastic insert that covers the shadows. This one didn't have any names on that either and I couldn't find shade names in the quick online search I did so I'm not sure if they actually have names. Regardless, it is a gorgeous palette. The left side especially is full of very Fall colors that I love and the colors on the right will go perfectly with them to create different looks. For the most part the shadows were soft and pigmented (especially the orange shade, it's gorgeous). Although a few required a bit more work than others it was not enough of a big deal for me not to want to use them.

I am definitely looking forward to playing with this palette and seeing what kinds of looks I can come up with. And keep and eye out for more Sleek i-Divine swatch posts; I plan on swatching all of my palettes. 

I've only tried the eyeshadows but the blushes look great also. Have you ever tried Sleek products? What do you think of them? What is your favorite?

'Til We Meet Again...
Rebecca  :)

Monday, September 14, 2015

Milani Vivid Violet & Sugar High

*Purchased by me*

Hi! I just wanted to drop in with a quick mani post. Since it was still sunny and warm here last week I decided to do a mani with some bright-ish colors. I chose Milani Vivid Violet with and accent of Milani Sugar High.

This was a perfect mani for the end of the summer. I am really loving the accent nail thing lately; it lets me have fun with glitter without the hassle of removing it from all 10 fingers.

I hope you all have a great week!

'Til We Meet Again...
Rebecca :)

Monday, August 17, 2015

Hard Candy Little Hottie Lives Up To Its Name

*purchased by me*

A few days ago I was putting some new polishes away in my Melmers and doing a bit of organizing. My polishes were still all scattered and fallen over from when we moved 3 months ago and I just hadn't had the energy to fix them yet. I came across Little Hottie by Hard Candy and knew I had to have it on my nails right away.

 Taken under Ott light

Taken outside in sunlight

Little Hottie is such a gorgeous Summer color! It's bright, shimmery, glassy and sparkly and totally comes alive in the sun. At first I was a bit worried that it would be sheer as a lot of this type of polish is on the sheer side. That was not the case with this at all; two smooth coats was all I needed.

Hard Candy is available at Walmart but this is an older color and I'm not sure if you can still get it. But if you get a chance to pick it up I definitely recommend it.

Have a great week!

'Til We Meet Again...
Rebecca  :)

Friday, August 14, 2015

Chinovi Cosmetics The Tasting Menu Collection

*I received these products as a gift*

Hi guys! Today I have an amazing collection from one of my favorite indie companies; Chinovi Cosmetics. I don't know why it has taken me so long to write a post about them but it has. And unfortunately they are going out of business. But there is still time to purchase some pretties so without further ado... feast your eyes on The Tasting Menu!

This first pic is taken outdoors in sunlight and the second is under my Ott light.

Top Row L-R: Macarons a la Rose, Coteaux Bourguignons, L'Entrecote
Bottom Row L-R: Bisque de Citrouille, Creme de Marron, L'Escargot

I had been wanting this collection for ages but just couldn't spend the money on it. Then my friend Sam from the Kiss My Sparkle blog (who was the co-creator of the collection) sent it to me in a package. I was so excited to try these colors because they looked so gorgeous in pics I had seen. And let me tell you, they did not disappoint. The formula is amazingly soft, blendable and pigmented. And the colors are amazing! My camera couldn't pick up all of the sparkle and color shift but believe me they look amazeballs in the sun. You could do so many different kinds of looks with these and I intend to do just that really soon.

So if you love these colors head on over to Chinovi Cosmetics (here). And while you are there check out here other awesome collections. Everything is on sale (at 50% off I believe) until she sells everything so don't waste any time. Happy Shopping!

'Til We Meet Again...
Rebecca :)

Friday, July 17, 2015

Sally Hansen Dabbler With Some Bling

*Purchased by me*

Hello again! Apparently I'm on a roll or something. That seems to be the way I work when it comes to this blog; it moves in fits and starts. Anyway, a while ago my friend Steph from the Imperfectly Painted blog did a post about Sally Hansen Dabbler. I thought it was a pretty color but that I probably owned something similar and didn't need it. The second I came across it in the store I knew I HAD to have it. It's a cornflower blue but it has a dustiness to it that makes it unlike anything in my whole collection. I had to put it on as soon as I got home...

A few days before I did this mani I had picked up a pretty glitter topper from L.A. Colors at Dollar Tree called Speckled and I thought it would perfectly complement Dabbler.

Speckled was a great polish; especially since it was only $1.00. This was one coat and I didn't have to fish for glitter or even place it. And it's a great mix of colors and sizes of glitter.

I absolutely loved this mani and would highly recommend picking up one or both of these polishes if you come across them. And since I only paid about $4.00 for both of them it was quite a deal. 

Do you have either of these polishes? What do you think of them? Let me know!

'Til We Meet Again...
Rebecca  :)

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Avon Aurora

*I received this as a gift*

Hi all! It has been a LONG time and there has been a lot going on. Since I last wrote hubby and I made the huge move from California to Oregon. I really love it here and it's going well for the most part; the finding a job part is proving to be a bit more difficult than I had hoped but I'm sure something will work out. Anyhoo... on to the nails.

It has been gorgeous here so I had to bust out one of my many holo polishes. A few months ago my very awesome, generous friend Jessi sent me a care package filled with nail polish including five of the Avon Cosmic holo polishes. I'm really into purple so I chose the purple of the bunch: Aurora.

Aurora is a lovely, fine (as in small, not "hey you're fine"), scattered holographic polish. It didn't have a lot of the rainbow goodness of some holos but it is very sparkly and pretty in the sun. I will definitely try the other colors while we still have sun for the next few months. Oh, and this was the longest my nails had been in literally a year and I am NOT used to having nails. So a few days after this I had to chop them; I kept cutting myself and they just felt really strange.

I hope you all are doing well.

'Til We Meet Again...
Rebecca  :)