Skip to main content


Showing posts from July 8, 2012

Hilton 6 piece Haul: Peter Thomas Roth

We stayed at the Hilton in Pasadena during our booth attendance for iMATS LA 2012.  It was by far, one of the best hotel experiences that I have had. Only beaten by The Hard Rock in Tampa during a Dave Matthews Concert.  The room was awesome, the Bar was fab and the 2 ladies that ran the bar were both superb!  Peter, the driver took exceptional care of all the guests and knew so much about the town - he gave us a fabulous history lessen every time he drove us to and fro the hotel.
As far back as I can remember I have taken the provided toiletries during my hotel stays. I found it to be an opportunity to try products that I normally would have not been able to test out, usually because the full sizes of the samples are out of my budget.  Guess it is fair to say that I have always been fascinated with samples!

Birchbox: June 2012 Jet Set

I figured it out. Birchbox should decrease the size of their box, perhaps to one like BeautyBox5.  That way it won't look so empty when you open it to discover a ziplock bag, shimmery hair spray and the wrapped something something.  Another 'where's the rest' moment.  I was pretty happy with the contents of my box this month.

My June box included: •Kelly Van Gogh - Wonderlust for Hair Colour protecting & illuminatingtonic •LA Fresh - Polish remover pads (2) I purchased these from Hautelook •Clark's Botanicals - Ultra Right Lip Tint #6 Because I love you •the Balm - Stainiac BeautyQueen

Kate Spade: Supercalifragilipstick! Fuchsia Fete

I wasn't out to purchase this lipstick, I needed to spend $150 to meet Tim Gunn and the necklace that I selected was only $128.  I feel like this lippy found me.

Named Fuchsia Fete, the unscented formula is housed in a goldtone vessel which locks closed.  Simply press the base of the lippy till it makes a light clicking noise and releases the tube.  A gentle pull reveals Pucker Up! on the casing and a lovely shade of pink.With moderate coverage, this shade of pink would work well on multiple skin tones and is perfect for Spring and Summer!

Essie: Bikini So Tiny

I purchased Bikini So Tiny during my last Ulta haul.  So Springy, so fabulous. I started off as I always do with 1 coat of Nail Foundation by butterLONDON & a 1 minute wait. I applied 3 coats of Bikini So Tiny with 2 minutes drying between each. When I do it again, I'll use only 2; it looked too thick with 3. I finished my mani with 1 coat of Hardware, also by butterLONDON. 

From the 2012 Summer Collection, Bikini So Tiny is a lightly sparkling cornflower blue. I see more lavender than I do country kitchen. I am so in love with this shade that I contemplated wearing it again when I did my polish switch 4 days later! I rate this $8 essie a 4.5 out of 5 stars. Gorgeous!

How about you, Beautiful?
Do you use essie?
xoxo •Nancy-Lee

Ulta: a Mini Haul

I had $3.00 to save in Ulta with a $15 purchase and I was in the market for Rainbow in the S-Kylie.  Sold out everywhere, it was selling on eBay for $25 a bottle. Yikes! I knew thatI would need 2 bottles of polish to push me over the edge, I focused on something Springy...

I'm super excited that I was able to grab the last bottle of S-Kylie at my local store!  I'm so in love with aqua and lavender right now, Bikini So Tiny did the trick to fulfill my second bottle requirement!  It's a little more purple in real life.

Macadamia: Natural Hair Oil

Made with the oil from the macadamia nut and rare argan seeds, these nourishing botanicals come together to improve the health of your skin and hair.  A new Beauty Army brand partner, they have enlisted to share their centuries old secret formula with the troops by sampling a full size treatment.  This fabulous 1 fl.oz glass vessel sells for $13.50 and will last you 3-4 months.

gloss by Kollagenx an iMATS Haul

More than just a gloss, this lip treatment is infused with 24kt gold.  With lip-plumping collagen and Vitamin E, this luxurious gloss has been formulated to enhance cell renewal, reduce lip wrinkles and increase volume without the burn of traditional lip 'plumping' products.