Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Heather's Hues Halloween Magic

I have a new to me brand to share with you today. I came across Heather's Hues when it was posted in FB group about a month ago. I was in bed getting ready to go to sleep and I checked my FB and some of her Halloween colors popped up. It was one of the very rare instances where something got me out of bed to buy! I purchased two colors from that collection and I have one of those to show you today.

Halloween Magic (over orange creme)
Halloween Magic is clear base packed with iridescent chameleon glitters that shift from green to red to orange to yellow, copper holo microglitters, and bronze and gold microflakes.

Collection: Heather's Hues Haunted Collection 2016

Color: I love iridescent glitter and it's not really visited much in nail polish lately. I love the dimension of this polish with microglitter and flakes. I like the autumn color scheme of this glitter too.

Formula: Easy to use formula. I used one coat over a base above. This is buildable, but I found it looked better layered in my case.

Price: This is $9.50 for a 15ml bottle or $5.75 for a 7.5ml on Heather's Hues etsy site.

Overall: This is a gorgeous iridescent glitter. I love the colors of the all the glitters and elements that go into this polish. It gives it interest and makes it unique. I also love that it's iridescent glitter which isn't something I see a lot in nail polish anymore.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Weekly Wax Wrap Up: 10/9/16-10/23/16

This is more like a review of wax over the past 2 weeks. Last week, I caught a cold. I couldn't smell anything for a week, so I skipped last week's post. My sense of smell returned this past Thursday, so I have 2 waxes pre-cold and 2 waxes post-cold to share with you today.
Lake Providence Lodge Lovely Grace
Scent Description: This is a duplication of a famous actress’ fragrance although I think it smells also like another fancy line’s shower gel and lotion. So, I combined the name! This scent is for those who love clean, fresh and slightly floral scents.
My Thoughts: This smells like Philosophy's Amazing Grace scent. It's a lovely feminine, perfume-like scent that is soft and pleasant. I love this scent as it has a more sophisticated touch, but it's still a clean scent. I really enjoyed this one.
Scent Throw: 3.5/5
Where To Buy: Lake Providence Lodge

Yankee Candle Crisp Fall Night 
Scent Description: The autumn evening invites with brisk earthiness and dreamy interludes of lavender and woodland notes.
My Thoughts: This is a soft woodsy scent. I go through phases of loving woodsy scents and not being able to stomach them. This one is nice because it's a softer scent. It's not overbearingly woodsy. I definitely get the lavender and woodsy vibe going on and it works well. Yankee Candle wax tarts are known to be really light in throw, this one is light-medium, but it works for a scent like this. I don't think I'd want it to be stronger.
Scent Throw: 2.5/5
Where To Buy: Yankee Candle

Lake Providence Lodge Chamomile & Lavender 
Scent Description: Sweet, calming chamomile is blended with an herbal lavender creating a relaxing and clean scent.
My Thoughts: Chamomile and lavender blends are probably my absolute favorite and this one delivers. It's the perfect soothing, cozy, and relaxing scent I want when it's bedtime or I just need to relax. It's soft, clean, and powdery. I love the throw on this one too, it's strong unlike similar blends from other vendors. 
Scent Throw: 4/5 
Where To Buy: Lake Providence Lodge

Wilma's Bonfire Bliss
Scent Description: Roasting marshmallows at a bonfire!
My Thoughts: I'm guessing this is a dupe to BBW Marshmallow Fireside. I have a Marshmallow Fireside candle and I do detect some differences. Bonfire Bliss I can't help but get a weird coconut note from it, it's not as marshmallowy or smoky as the BBW. It's a nice scent, but not exactly what I wanted from it.
Scent Throw: 3/5
Where To Buy: Wilma's Shop

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Fall Fun Series: Halloween Decorations

Today's topic for the Fall Fun Series is Halloween decorations. I wish I really could go all out with Halloween decorating, but as I explained in my fall decor post I'm really limited on space. Space to decorate and space to store decorations. I manage best, by keeping my fall decor inside the same and breaking out the Halloween decorations for outside.

I live in an apartment, but I live on the third floor. I like to give out candy to Trick or Treaters, but it's hard to convince kids to want to walk up three flights of stairs for candy. I do my best to decorate my balcony to let the kiddos know that I have candy and it's worth the trip up the stairs!

These are my balcony decorations.....
The glitter Halloween sign, pumpkins, and owl all came from Dollar Tree. The witch cat wind sock came from Walmart. The purple rope lights and orange light came from Target. The lights are super bright, and our apartment faces the parking lot, so it definitely makes a statement!

I also have these decorations on my front door...
The Trick or Treat sign came from Target. The "Boo!" sign came from Walmart. My glitter pumpkin and owl came from Big Lots. The pumpkin sign came from Dollar Tree. I wish I could do more with my front door with lights and such, but there isn't an electrical outlet out there, and they're pretty strict on how much decoration can go by our front doors.

If I had more time, space, and money I'd love to do more. I'd love to decorate inside too, but that's not going to happen right now. I just hope we get trick or treaters this year. In 2013 and 2014 we had tons of kids stop by, but last year we hardly had any. I'm hoping that was because Halloween fell on a Saturday last year and I know people tend to go out if it doesn't fall on a school night. I'm hoping with Halloween on a Monday night this year we'll get trick or treaters!

Check out my friends Halloween decorations below! 
Amanda at ThriftyPolished
Hayley at Polished at Heart
Jessica at The Meltdown Blog
Lauren at LoloLovesScents
Liz at Furianne
Sandra at Finger Candy
Sunnee at Our Sunny Life

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Throwbacks Week: KBShimmer Kiss And Spell

Are you all ready for Halloween? I'm all decorated but have nothing planned for Halloween itself. Most likely, I'll just be passing out candy to the kiddos. I did that last year, but we hardly had any trick or treaters which was depressing. We had several in previous years, and I just wonder if because Halloween fell on a Saturday last year some people went out rather than stick to the neighborhood? I hope we get our usual crowd this year as Halloween will be on a Monday. Speaking of Halloween, I have a Halloween throwback to share with you today from KBShimmer!

Kiss and Spell (over KBShimmer Hugs & Wishes)
Kiss And Spell is a Halloween-themed glitter with a mix of yellow, black, orange, purple, and green glitters in varying shapes in a clear base.

Collection: KBShimmer Fall 2014

Color: This is a great Halloween mix of colors and shapes. I love how Halloween colors have expanded from just black and orange and now include purple, green, and in this case yellow.

Formula: This formula was easy to apply over a base. I used 2 coats.

Price: N/A. Discontinued.

Overall: This is a fun glitter topper. I enjoy the color, shape, and size variation of the glitters in this polish. Glitter toppers are not really a thing anymore, but revisiting polishes like this make me miss them. I may have to break this one out for my Halloween nails this year!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 *Golden* Paint Splatters
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Throwbacks Week: Beautifully Disney Diva of the Deep

A few years ago Disney had their own makeup line called Beautifully Disney that was sold at Disney Parks. It was a high-end makeup line and it really offered a lot of great products with perfectly Disney themed seasonal collections. Unfortunately, the line only lasted two years 2013-2015 and was discontinued due to poor sales. I was bummed out by this because the line offered nail polish. I have one of those polishes to share with you today from their first release of the Beautifully Disney line inspired by Ursula from The Little Mermaid.

Diva of the Deep
Diva of the Deep is a deep purple with a pink-purple shimmer.

Collection: Beautifully Disney Wickedly Beautiful Summer 2013

Color: This color is so rich and saturated. I love rich jewel-toned shades like these. The pink-purple shimmer inside this polish really makes it glow from within. You really can't go wrong with a purple shade like this one.

Formula: Excellent smooth and creamy 2 coat formula.

Price: N/A. Discontinued.

Overall: This is a beautiful and classic nail polish color. Everyone needs a color like this in their collection, and thankfully while this color is beautiful it's not a rare color. This reminds me of Zoya Yasmeen, which is still available. This was a beautiful color with a great formula and I certainly miss this Disney beauty line! 

My Rating: 5 out of 5 *Golden* Paint Splatters
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