Friday, November 27, 2015

Noodles Nail Polish Peppermint Twist

It's my favorite time of year! I'm not out shopping right now. Are you? I'm scared of Black Friday here. I live in major tourist area so it's not only shopping traffic, but tourist traffic too. Nope! I'm staying inside.

That being said, I'm ready to start the holiday cheer with a new to me indie brand. I came across Noodles Nail Polish holiday collection on Instagram a few weeks ago and knew I would be purchasing some of her pretties. I loved this collection so much and especially this color I'm showing you today.

Peppermint Twist
Peppermint Twist is a white crelly base with metallic red, metallic silver, and matte mint green glitters.

Collection: Noodles Nail Polish Holiday 2015

Color: This is peppermint perfection! I love this color. What I love so much about this is how this isn't a simple red and white polish. I love the depth the mint and silver glitters give this along with the varying glitter shapes. I love this take on peppermint!

Formula: This has a great formula. I used 3 coats above. This was so easy to apply and all the glitters spread out evenly on the nail.

Price: This is $8.50 on Noodles Nail Polish's etsy site. (**Currently on sale for $6.80 through 11/30)

Overall: What a great polish to kick off the holiday season. I love this crelly glitter. The colors in this are great, it fits the name perfectly. The formula on this is great. I have no complaints, and I'm a definite customer of Noodles now! I think this is Top 25 of 2015 contender worthy!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 *Golden* Paint Splatters
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Serum No. 5 Power Reflective Top Coat

*I received the following product in exchange for my honest review. 

Yes, I'm still working through Cosmoprof polishes! This one is by Serum No. 5. This is my first polish from them, but I'm very familiar with the brand as I've been oogling over their polishes for a long time. This polish is definite oogle worthy!

Power (over Color Club Take A Hike)
Power is a clear blase filled with a rainbow of multichrome micro flakies.

Color: Wow! This is perfection. I love the rainbow of color-shifting flakies in Power. This shiny, sparkly, and color-shifty (hehe)! This is stunning. I don't have much else to say about that.

Formula: Top notch. I love the size of these flakies. They're teeny which gives you excellent coverage. I used one coat above and this was a breeze apply. You can see the great coverage I got in only one coat.

Price: This is $14.50 on Serum No. 5's website.

Overall: Power is a beautiful flakie topper. I love the rainbow of colors and the multichrome effect. The formula is spectacular and it's just an all around winning polish!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 *Golden* Paint Splatters
Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow to all we celebrate!

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Link-Up Round-Up Tuesday: 11/24/15

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Seize the Sparkle Layering: Prosecco People

Nikki's Nail Files Peace for the World. Peace for Paris

Streets Ahead of Style Haunted Mansion Destination Duo

B'Nails Kaleidoscope Zoya's Marion

Secretary's Nail Art My Garden is filled with...Carrots

The Call of Beauty Burberry Hot Pink Nails

Claws Up! Look Book: Under the Sea

Painted Fingertips Microscopic Mineral Nail Art

The Polish Playground Madam Glam Beginners Soak-Off Gel Polish Kit

JennyOctoNails NOTD: Magnum PI Nails

What's on my nails today? A Very Office Friendly Skittlette

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Ella + Mila Cup O'Latte

*I received the following product in exchange for my honest review.

I came across the Ella + Mila booth this summer at Cosmoprof. This was a brand I had heard of, but never tried myself. This brand is really recognizable to me because of their absolutely adorable logo with that cute elephant. They kindly gave me a sample of one of their polishes to try and I wanted to let you know what I thought. This one is part of their "Mommy + Me" set which come with 2 colors. I only have the "Mommy" color, but you can buy it individually.

Cup O'Latte
Cup O'Latte is a taupe gray-brown creme.

Collection: Mommy + Me

Color: This is a color family I always steer clear of because they tend to look terrible on me. This one I think looks alright though. This is one of those gray, brown, with a hint of purple muted colors. I like colors like this because they're chic and sophisticated and perfect neutral for fall. I'm happy this one looks OK on me!

Formula: I thought this formula on this was average. The first coat was pretty sheer and jelly-like, but the second coat was opaque. I didn't have any issues with it, but I've had much better creme formulas.

Price: This is $10.50 on the Ella + Mila website.

Overall: I like this color, and I love the logo of the brand. I think they really have it together. That being said, I wasn't blown away with the formula. Also, at $10.50 a bottle for a creme it's a stretch in my opinion. . I do think this is a really cute boutique brand, and I would like to try more from them. I'm just not sold on them based on this one bottle.

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Weekly Wax Wrap Up: 11/15/15-11/22/15

I have had some iffy wax weeks lately, so this week I did stick to some familiar favorites. I already reviewed those on here, but I did throw some newbies into the mix. I'd say for the most part I had positive results with the exception of one.
Yankee Candle Soft Blanket
Scent Description: a lullaby of clean citrus, luxurious vanilla and warm amber
My Thoughts: This is  a definite clean laundry scent, but whoa this baby is strong. I used this in my bedroom which is a smaller space and it was so overpowering it gave me a headache. I do like the scent itself, but I should of only used half the tart or used this in a much larger space. I have one of the tarts sitting next to me it's packaging as I'm writing this and it's strong unmelted and in plastic wrap! I should of realized that before I melted it! 

Ten Digit Creations Peach Bellini
Scent Description: a bubbly champagne with white peaches and oranges
My Thoughts: I was skeptical on this one. I received this one as free sample with an order. Peach scents can either be too strong or artificial for my taste and this was neither. I loved Peach Bellini! This had a very natural fresh peach scent, mixed with citrus and some bubbly notes. You know me, I love bubbly scents. This wasn't sugary or sickly sweet like many scents like this can get. This was very fresh and crisp.

Ten Digit Creations Lavender Sage
Scent Description: fresh lavender complimented by herbal sage
My Thoughts: I love herbal/soothing/spa scents and this exactly that. This is straight up lavender and sage, no other notes or frills. I melted this in my bedroom and it was perfect. This is an excellent soothing and stress relieving scent. It's very herbal and natural smelling. It has a nice throw that wasn't overpowering. This is a winner for me. 

Better Homes and Gardens Simmering Apple Cider
Scent Description: N/A
My Thoughts: You know Martinelli's Sparkling Apple Cider you used to drink as a kid on New Year's Eve (I still drink it then!)? This is exactly what Simmering Apple Cider smells like, it should be renamed Sparkling Apple Cider. This has those bubbly and fizzy notes that I love paired with that cozy apple cider scent. This one isn't sugary or too sweet at all. It has that fresh and natural apple scent. This is the perfect festive, cozy, and crisp scent rolled into one. This one would be great for Thanksgiving and Christmas time.

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