Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pacifica Lip Tint: Vanilla Hibiscus + Coconut Nectar

I redeemed a gift card to Target for +Pacifica Perfume natural color quench Lip Tint in Vanilla Hibiscus and Coconut Nectar. A sheer lip balm, Vanilla Hibiscus has a pink pearlescent finish while Coconut Nectar is coppery

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Whole Foods Whole Body Haul.

*Squee* I was given a $25 gift card to +Whole Foods Market for bunny sitting and I have been saving it for when a few of my body care faves are on sale. Kiss My Face Tattoo Shade is an SPF 30 formulated with green tea and carrot extract. Even if it is a marketing ploy, it worked. I'll use this to protect my tattoos. I received a sample of +Weleda North America Citrus Body Lotion in a +Birchbox and loooooved the fresh scent so imagine how happy I was when I found the Body Wash and it was 40% off! Holla! Lastly, I added another +Pacifica Perfume product to my collection. This makes 4!! Lotus Garden natural soap is a blend of lotus blossom, green violet leaf, olibanum and pink pepper with a kick of radiant citrus. It is going to be put to the test, tomorrow morning. I still have $9 left to spend.. what should I buy?! xoxo •Nancy-Lee

Monday, September 15, 2014

Squaring off with Sydney.

I opened the box and was not impressed. Brown? Boring. Lesson learned, I'll STFU. I don't know how +SquareHue does it. Each collection seems to be better than the last but it's not. It's that each collection is brought with the same quality and sophistication.

With another awesome stamp in our Passport Collection, September sweeps us away to Sydney. Featuring 2 micro shimmer shades and 1 creme, Join me on a journey down, Oxford, Crown, and Kings Street.

I applied 3 coats, each, for full opacity. I love the fall harvest reflecting off of my nails. It's simply scrumptious. 5-Free, the vegan formula is available through monthly subscription only, with nothing else to buy and no pressure to recruit. For $19.99 (including shipping) 3 full size bottles of lacquer are delivered to your door. xoxo •Nancy-Lee

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Michael Kors Glam Spring 2014 Collection.

The epitome of #ShopGenius, this $42 Spring 2014 +Michael Kors lip and nail beauty set was priced to $14.97 at +Nordstrom Rack. I'm such a sucker for great deals.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Spending Lakur time in Londontown.

I met this 5-free, vegan, gluten-free and cruelty free brand at +Cosmoprof North America, Las Vegas, 2014. Developed first as a collection of luxury nail and hand treatments, +LondontownUSA is now bringing luxury Lakur to those with food sensitivities.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Annie by The Painted Nail.

The truth is, I used to live under a rock when it came to indie nail polish. I hadn't even heard of +The Painted Nail until I was invited to Katie's party, held after hours during Cosmoprof (CPNA) Las Vegas, 2014. Shameful yet true. That is all about to change!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Alter Ego: Golden mermaid dreams come true.

Proof that all that glitters is gold.

Meet Alter Ego Nail Enamel, another +Etsy favourite of mine. Discovered at an indie nail polish party held during Cosmoprof (CPNA) Las Vegas, 2013, Alter Ego is hand mixed in small batches.

Fort Knox Quality Control looks shiny yet dries to a matte finish. I applied 3 coats for full opacity. I added a high shine top coat by Glisten and Glow to my middle and ring finger. This is a thicker nail lacquer though it dries level. I find the fewer strokes you use, the easier it levels.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Essie's Too Taboo + Fashion Playground.

I've been disappointed with Essie nail polish formulas as of late. They have been incredibly streaky, requiring more than usual coats to reach opacity. They are chipping within hours of wear, which might or might not be attributed to the 4-coat thickness on my nail and they have the dullness of 3-day old lacquer.

Friday, September 5, 2014

You are my Sunshine.. Zoya PixieDust Nail Polish.

Described as a "Van Gogh" navy blue with a matte, textured, sparkling finish.

I treated myself to this gorgeous shade of +Zoya Nail Polish  PixieDust, Sunshine, after my +Whole Foods Market pedi appointment. Not a name that would typically associate with 'sunshine', this cobalt blue nail polish provided 2 different looks: one coat exposed the glitter, giving a very silver, very beautiful finish. Two coats enriched the presence of the base hue rather than the glitter. Next time I apply this 5-free, textured matte nail polish, it will be a one-coater for sure. xoxo •Nancy-Lee


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