Dr.'s Remedy Hot Hot Hot Summer 2011 Collection Swatches and Review

Good morning! I hope you are all enjoying a lazy Sunday morning. I know I am! 

I am showing you Dr.'s Remedy Enriched Nail Polish today.  These polishes are big 3 free, contain tea-tree oil, garlic bulb extract, wheat protein and Vitamins C and E. These polishes help promote healthier, and stronger nails.

I know that right off the bat having these benefits aren't a must have for most of us polish addicts and I know the price can be a turn off ($17/bottle),  but I love knowing that there is a healthier, safer alternative for fashion and beauty conscious women whose health requires them to be more careful with what their bodies are exposed to. I was pregnant last year, and I wish I would have known about these polishes then! I was super paranoid about making sure my baby would have the best environment to grow healthy. Even if these things don't apply to you, the benefits of this polish line can't hurt right?

These are all really good quality polishes and the colors are on trend. So let's get to it!

First up is NURTURE Nude Pink. A gorgeous peachy nude with a slight pink shimmer. The shimmer doesn't show up in pictures however. This is 3 coats. I hardly ever wear shades like this, but it is definitely a nice palate cleanser from all the crazy colors I usually wear.

Next is LOVELY Lavender. This is very close to, if not a dupe for Zoya Caitlin which I do not own. I love this color and it's definitely a top pick in this collection for me! This was 2 coats for full coverage.

GLEE Gold is a shimmer packed light golden color. This was the most sheer of the bunch, but still a gorgeous shade. This took 4 coats for full coverage. 

This is probably my favorite of the bunch- TRANQUIL Tangarine. I am not sure what is tranquil about this color because it's really bright and juicy looking, but I love it! Probably wasn't that hard to guess since this is the type of stuff I typically wear! :P I have nothing like this in my collection which I was surprised to discover. This is 2 coats.

And finally BOLD Baby Blue. A pretty sky blue shimmer, almost a frost. I do like this color a lot also- I think it's perfect for summer. This is 3 coats.

And here is Glee Gold over all the rest of the shades. I think it works pretty well over most of them and I will be interested to see what other polishes in my collection this looks good on top of. 

Dr.'s Remedy is available for $17 online HERE or you can call 1-877-323-NAIL. You can also like Dr.'s Remedy's Facebook page HERE.

Thanks for reading! <3

*These products were sent to me for review in exchange for my honest opinions.

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Wet N Wild Ocean Grotto

Happy Saturday! Hope it's a good one for ya! I went to a bridal shower that was outside this morning and even though it was early in the day, it was HOT!

So I was in CVS this past week and saw a very picked over display of the WnW LE Mermaid's Cove collection. They just happened to have Ocean Grotto left, which was the only one I really wanted in this collection!  It's a gorgeous green/gold with microshimmer. 

We added a quick stamp to Ocean Grotto, this color didn't need a whole lot added to it because it stands out so well on it's own!

So there you have it! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! <3

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Wet N Wild MegaSlicks Lipgloss Review

Hi everyone! I have a makeup post for ya today...I have to say, it is fun to mix it up a bit! I am reviewing a few Wet N Wild  MegaSlicks lipglosses, and the 3 I'm showing you are Cherry Glaze, Cherish, and Rose Gold.

I took this picture so you can see the packaging. Inside, is a sponge applicator. These dispense just the right amount of gloss so your lips don't get too much. None of these glosses are too thick or sticky which is always a plus! Also, as a side note, these glosses are not scented but they don't have a gross taste either.

All of these shades flattered my skin really well and I think they would flatter most people since these are pretty neutral. I think they would work well with whatever your natural lip color is.

Cherry Glaze- Super sheer, the color in the tube doesn't translate to the lip but it does give them a nice, juicy sheen.

Cherish- Probably my favorite of the three, a baby pink with shimmer. It goes on a little funky at first, but evens itself out nicely. This one is semi-sheer.

Rose Gold- I like this one a lot too just because it's an easy neutral that will go with anything. The formula is very similar to Cherish as it is semi-sheer also.

Cherry Glaze, Cherish, Rose Gold

Cherry Glaze, Cherish, and Rose Gold on me, they all look pretty similar here, don't they?

Overall, I would recommend all these glosses. They are easy to wear, and a great formula. They don't last too terribly long, but half of the fun of wearing a lipgloss is reapplying right?! :) 

You can get Wet N Wild at many drugstores, Walmart and Fred Meyer and these glosses retail for $1.99.

*These products were sent to me by the Wet N Wild to review*

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Milani 3D Holo Gradient

Hey everyone! How are you all today? I have been running around shopping and enjoying NOT being at home! haha

I found the Milani Hi-Tech at CVS the other day and I happened to have my other Milani 3Ds with me on my trip so I had Dustin create this "snowcone" mani.

This is Milani Digital, Cyberspace, and Hi-Tech. I love these even if they aren't totally linear. I'm sure you guys know by now I am a sucker for anything sparkly!

This is in more direct sunlight:

What do you guys think? I want to try this with other holos! <3
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LA Girl: Iron Red

Hey ladies! I am on my trip visiting my family now, but I still have lots to show you during that time! 

So today I am showing you LA Girl Iron Red, which is supposed to be a metallic. I picked this one up at Fred Meyer...it was my first time going there and for my area at least, it was a treasure trove of brands I didn't think were locally available! Love it when that happens! haha This color is perfect in one coat...I think it almost looks like a coral/pink.

This combo was created by my lovely husband. This is LA Girl Glitter Addict in Uninhibited. A real funky black glitter, but I think the effect is cool. I saw this on another blog a while back and they compared it to how dirt looks...which it's kind of true! :P

Finally, here is the stamping design. We dotted the tips of the cupcakes, but it doesn't show very well. I think the overall look is whimsical though! 

Hope you enjoyed today's post and always thank you for reading! <3
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Wet N Wild Dream Weavers Eyeshadow Palette Review

Ok so this is a first for me and I'm kinda nervous about it! I love to play around with makeup *almost* as much as I love nail polish...so I thought it would be fun to share some products with you every once in a while. This will definitely predominantly stay a nail blog, but I hope that's alright with you guys! :) I am by no means a pro, but I think makeup should be fun!

I loved the swatches I was seeing from WnW LE collection Dream Weavers, so I went and picked up a few at Fred Meyer for $2.99 each. They didn't have all the ones I wanted, but there were still some good ones. 

The palette I am showing you today is called Earth Looks Small From Down Here. They are engraved  telling you where to put each shade, which is cool for beginners. But these are also fun shades to mix and match with! I am a sucker for anything turquoise so I really love the eyelid color.

Here are the colors swatched on the back of my hand...they show up a little more pigmented in person. But for anyone that's not a fan of very bold color, these are start out semi sheer and are very buildable. Overall, I'm a fan!

Here is the look I put together with these colors. Don't pay attention to my red eye...I have a baby that likes to dictate when I sleep! :)

Products used (besides eyeshadow): Korres Eyeliner Pencil in black (top lid)
    Maybelline The Falsies Flared Mascara
Sephora Eyeliner in black (waterline)

I played down the rest of my face since I was using more bold colors on my eyes. Here is my finished look:

Products used:
ELF Studio Tinted Moisturizer
NYC Concealer
ELF Sheer Mineral Booster
ELF Studio Cream Blush in Flirt
ELF lipgloss in Bare
ELF Studio Pout Perfecter

(Can you tell I like ELF?! haha)

Anyways...I hope I didn't just weird you all out by not posting nails on a nail blog. Please give me your input so I know to do this is the future or not. Thanks for reading...love you guys!! <3
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Swatches/Review from Sally Hansen's LE Fall 2011 Collection

Good morning! Is everyone having a great Saturday? I have  3 Sally Hansen Fall 2011 Insta Dri polishes for you guys today and let me just say...they are so gorgeous and the formula is like butter. The brush is pretty wide, and takes some adjustment but it really aides in better application. I hope to get my hands on the whole collection soon! I would have bought the whole thing yesterday if it weren't for this little thing called a budget! 

The first up is Emerald Express. The closest thing I have to this is Zoya Charla, but even those aren't really the same at all. Brushstrokes show up in pictures, but not in person. This is 2 coats, but the second is barely needed. I love the subtle shimmer in this polish! This one is similar, if not a dupe for, SpaRitual's new fall color Rhythm of Life which made me very happy because that collection is on my wishlist and the Insta Dri is half the price!

Next is Ruby Rush...the color practically GLOWS on the nail! This was a bit hard to capture, but I think you get the jist. This is a perfect fall color.  As with Emerald Express, very close to being one coat! Not much else to say, but LOVE!!

This is a very unique color, Bronze Ablaze. This color has multiple personalities...in some lighting it's almost brown, others an olive green and sometimes it's a true bronze. I think this color is amazing and with the shimmer  it's perfect! I think this is VERY similar to, but not an exact dupe for Chanel's new fall color Peridot. The similarities between the two show more in my sunlight pics. Chanel's color has more of a green flash to it.

I have this color as a full mani, so Dustin did a little stamping. Using Konad Black and Konad plate M25.

Bronze Ablaze in sunlight:

And here is how they stamp! Overall pretty good, but definitely more subtle over black. I think I will utilize them in my nail art though.

Since this is LE, I don't know how long these will last...so run, don't walk to your nearest drugstore and pick em up! They are definitely as good as any high end brand for less money! What do you guys think?

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Friday Haul!

Hey! Long time no post! My husband had finals this week and it's just been crazy! But we are leaving for our much needed 7 week vacation on Tuesday. :)

I just wanted to stop by real quick and show you my haul for today! Exciting because I hardly EVER do hauls...it's always a little here, a little there. haha But this is definitely the more exciting way.

Fred Meyer- Sally Hansen Insta Dri Limited Edition Fall 2011 polishes 
LA Girl Metallics
Wet N Wild Limited Edition Dreamweaver Eyeshadow Trios (still hunting for the rest!)
Maybelline the Falsies Flare Mascara

Ross- Color Club Minis Wicked Sweet (Am I the first to know Color Club made minis?!)

Have you guys tried any of these? What do you want to see? Also, what do you ladies think of me showing you makeup every once in a while?

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China Glaze LOL

Hello hello! I have pretty holo eye candy for you today! There are so many pics because I just couldn't decide on what to post...they are all so holo-y!! :)

This is LOL from China Glaze's OMG collection. It's a grape purple with a linear holographic. This is 2 coats. I did notice that using a base coat made this a little tricky to apply.

I used China Glaze L8R G8R and DV8 for this design. I also used a dotting tool to make the dots. Simple and fun! I really like how the holo all blends together within the design. I didn't use a topcoat and I usually don't with holos. I will be interested to see how much wear I get out of this.

Thank you for reading...ya'll are awesome! :)
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OPI Nice Stems Collection

Good afternoon polish lovers! I bought the OPI Nice Stems! collection after deciding that I NEEDED it! haha After seeing swatches multiple times I couldn't say no. OPI seems to do that...I'm not impressed at first and then it grows on me. 

I got the mini collection to save on cost a little. These are my first OPI minis and they really are teeny tiny! Here's the cute packaging:

And here are the colors. I wanted to use them all because I couldn't decide on just one!

They are all 2 coats and the application is pretty good. The only one that was a little finicky is Play the Peonies. I had bubbling issues, but I am blaming that on my basecoat.

I hardly ever use flowers in my nail art, but with a flower inspired collection- how could I not?! :)

The super tiny bottles are so hard to hold for pics!

I bought this at Trade Secret, but by now it's on Ebay and you might get a steal of a deal there! <3
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