Thursday, December 1, 2016

O-My Jewels Sea Fan

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

I have a new to me indie brand to share with you today called O-My Jewels. Sophia the owner kindly asked if I was interested in trying out some of her polishes and I gladly accepted. I told her some of my color preferences and this is one of the colors she sent me to review. I must say, she figured me out pretty quickly because this color is definitely up my alley!

Sea Fan
Sea Fan is a muted and dusty teal with  scattered micro golden holo glitter.

Collection: O-My Jewels Beachy Collection 2016

Color: I love dusty colors like this and especially blue and green ones. This is a beautiful and flattering color and I absolutely love the addition of the golden holo. You know me. I love cool toned colors with gold.

Formula: This had an excellent and smooth formula. I used 2 coats above.

Price: This is $7.25 on O-My Jewels website. This is a great price for an indie polish!

Overall: I really enjoy Sea Fan. It's a beautiful color and I love the soft holo sparkle. This is a fairly simple color, but I really like that about it. It's not an over the top holo or a loud glitter. It's muted and has its own subtle touch of bling. I don't see a lot of colors like these being made anymore and I miss them. Not everything has to be in your face to be lovely and appreciated by me!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

L.A. Colors Treasure Chest

The L.A. Colors section of my Dollar Tree used to be a section I'd pass over without much thought. It was usually a handful of unoriginal or not so great colors. Lately, the Dollar Tree nearest to me has been out a fairly large selection of L.A. Colors polishes and has been rotating the colors seasonally. I came across this beauty a few weeks ago and it's a real winner.

Treasure Chest
Treasure Chest is a blue-toned purple with an intense gold glass fleck sparkle and some silver round glitters.

Collection: L.A. Colors Color Craze

Color: The finish of this polish reminds me of the polishes in the Zoya Sunshine collection 5 years ago. They're intense flecky shimmers if that makes sense. I love this finish and I adore this color. It's an intense purple shade and all of that golden and glitter magic make this polish super special.

Formula: This had an excellent formula I used 2 coats above.

Price: I paid $1 for this at Dollar Tree. I do not see this color come up on the L.A. Colors website so I'm wondering if this is an exclusive to Dollar Tree?

Overall: This polish is pretty fantastic. The finish and color are beautiful and this is a polish I'd expect to pay more than $1 for. You really can't go wrong here in any way. This is a winning polish for several obvious reasons!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 *Golden* Paint Splatters
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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Weekly Wax Wrap Up: 11/20/16-11/27/16

It was another fairly good wax week! I'm trying to slowly ease myself into the holiday scents and that hasn't been too hard for me. The only bummer thing about wax lately is the Walmarts I've been to do not have their holiday wax out yet outside 1 or 2 scents. I'm hoping they'll get more.

Ten Digit Creations Ivory Clean
Scent Description: fresh and squeaky clean just like the soap
My Thoughts: This smells exactly like Ivory soap. It's a very hard scent to describe, but it's so nostalgic to me as it was the soap I remember having in the house when I was younger. It's a very clean soapy scent, but it has this distinct scent note to it I really can't describe. Go smell a bar of Ivory and you'll know what it smells like. I really enjoyed this scent and it had a nice throw.
Scent Throw: 3.5/5
Where To Buy: Ten Digit Creations

Wilma Harvest 
Scent Description: A fabulous warm blend of cinnamon, clove and spices. A Yankee duplication.
My Thoughts: I have the Yankee one and was disappointed with it because the throw as light. I was hoping this would be stronger, but it wasn't much. It's an excellent scent on cold it's the perfect blend of Thanksgiving/Christmas cooking spices. It just isn't strong enough. 
Scent Throw: 1.5/5
Where To Buy: Wilma's Shop

Ten Digit Creations Christmas Cabin
Scent Description: blend of bayberry, cranberry, cinnamon bark, and orange
My Thoughts: I adore this scent. This is an amazing Christmas scent. It really is the perfect blend of all those Christmas notes from greenery, fruit, and spices. You can detect the individual notes, but they come together for a perfect balance. This reminded me a lot of Yankee Candle's Home for the Holidays scent. They're very similar. 
Scent Throw: 3.5/5
Where To Buy: Ten Digit Creations

Yankee Candle Catching Rays
Scent Description: Sharp orange and golden amber bring that great beach feeling of being warmed all the way through by a perfect summer sun.
My Thoughts: Orange and amber are not what come to mind when I smell this scent. It's a beautiful scent, though. I get kind of a laundry, fresh, floral, water blend going on with Catching Rays. It's kind of like a seaside fancy resort type smell. I know that can be anything under the sun, but it's what I'd imagine my fresh towels to smell like at a resort such as that. It definitely dethrones Yankee's Ocean Star and is my new favorite Yankee scent! Unlike other Yankee tarts this one has a great throw! 
Scent Throw: 4/5
Where To Buy: Yankee Candle

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Throwbacks Week: KBShimmer Toast-ess With The Mostest

Let's kick off the holiday season with one of my favorite holiday throwback polishes! This one is by KBShimmer and it's really the perfect glitz and glam party color for this time of year. This is a glitter topper polish and I know glitter toppers have lost their appeal significantly over the past year or so. That being said, I think they're great to break out in the holidays because there is no better reason for bling in my opinion!

Toast-ess With the Mostest (over a nude pink creme)
Toast-ess With the Mostest is a clear base with gold, silver, and pink glitters in various sizes and shapes.

Collection: KBShimmer Winter 2013

Color: I love this pink, silver, and gold color combination. It's a festive and fun color combination yet sophisticated as well. The mix of glitter shapes in this polish is fun and unique. Remember when circle glitters were a thing? This reminds me of some bubbly champagne!

Formula: This formula was fairly easy to work with it. It works better to dab these glitters on. I used one coat dabbed over a base.

Price: N/A. This color is no longer available. I did request it as a returning color in KBShimmers FB group a few months ago to no avail. I tried!

Overall: This is an excellent fun and festive glitter for the holiday season! I love these colors and I wish this polish would make a comeback!

My Rating: 5 out of  5 *Golden* Paint Splatters
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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Zoya Swatch Spam

If you haven't heard Zoya is having an amazing Black Friday sale tomorrow! Zoya will be offering 70% off any purchase tomorrow only (11/25) if you use the code YAY at checkout on their website. This is a great deal because Zoya's have gone up in price to $10 recently and I'm all about $3 Zoyas! I have some Zoya swatch spam today of some of my favorite Zoya colors. I hope this helps some of you come up with some new Zoyas to add to your collection!
















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