Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Darling Diva Skinny Dipping At The Bellagio

*I received this product in exchange for my honest review.

This is one of the Darling Diva polishes I received in Vegas at the Cocktails & Colors party. This color was a Vegas exclusive, so I don't think it will be available to the public, but I wanted to share it with you anyways. I do hope this one might become available because it's pretty awesome.

Skinny Dipping At The Bellagio
Skinny Dipping At The Bellagio is a jewel-toned medium blue-green with holo glitter and other magical shimmers.

Collection: Vegas Exclusive 2016

Color: I didn't have a color description for this so I'm not really sure what is in it exactly, hence the "other magical shimmers". What I love about this is the richness of the shade. I love that it's actually more blue than green. There are so many teal and aqua holos that definitely veer into green territory. This one is mostly blue. I also love the intensity of the sparkle.

Formula: This had an excellent and easy to apply formula. I used 2 coats here.

Price: N/A

Overall: This is stunning color. I love how pigmented and saturated the color is and the intensity of the sparkle holo features. Stunning!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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Monday, September 26, 2016

Fall Fun Series: Fall Fun Giveaway

Today's theme is Random Act of Kindness. I decided why not celebrate fall with a fall themed giveaway. I'm going to giving away some of my fall favorites with one of you. Since I'm into nail polish and wax, this giveaway will feature both.

This giveaway is for USA Residents Only! There will be ONE winner. Giveaway will close 9/30 at 11:59PM EDT, and the winner will be announce 10/1.  The winner must claim their prize within 48 hours or a new winner will be drawn. Enter using the widget below. This is a RAOK so none of this follow this or like this page stuff! You shouldn't have to

The Prize:
Sinful Colors Nice Guise, Devil's Stare, Couture For Sure, and Where Oh Werewolf
+
ScentSationals Wax Melts in Pumpkin Spice, Crimson, and Cider House Donuts

Enter Below:
Sinful Colors + ScentSationals Giveaway

Check out my friends fall RAOKS 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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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Weekly Wax Wrap Up: 9/18/16-9/25/16

I can't complain much about my wax week. It was pretty good. I only had one I didn't care for much and the rest were pretty awesome! Again, I've been trying to back off a bit from fall scents this past week because I don't want to get overloaded. I'm doing pretty good. I haven't burned out yet or overdone it on fall scents.
ScentSationals Adventure
Scent Description: Travel the wild, tree-filled mountains with this fresh, masculine scent. Musky and clean, Adventure brings to mind wild plants and running streams.
My Thoughts: I would say their scent description is pretty spot on. This is a blend of a clean masculine scent and fresh greenery. It's very crisp and clean. It's not overpowering or too sharp like some masculine scents can get. It had a moderate throw which was perfect for a scent like this one. 
Scent Throw: 3.5/5
Where To Buy: ScentSationals

Lake Providence Lodge Lavender
Scent Description: A clean, relaxing herbal lavender scent.
My Thoughts: This is really bizarre. I'm almost thinking that either I got the wrong scent or this scent accidentally got blended with something else. This doesn't smell anything like a herbal lavender to me at all. I get a lavender note at the base, but I'm also getting this weird grape juice note in there too. It's this weird acidic grape note really doesn't flatter the lavender.  I found this scent so offputting and very far off from any lavender I'm used to.
Scent Throw: 3.5/5
Where To Buy: Lake Providence Lodge

Wilma's Peppermint Eucalyptus 
Scent Description: A refreshing clean blend of peppermint and eucalyptus.
My Thoughts: Yes! This is scent perfection. You see a lot of spearmint and eucalyptus but not a lot of peppermint and eucalyptus. This is a strong and crisp peppermint with the eucalyptus in the background. This is a scent monster and had amazing throw. I had this melting on and off for 3 days before it started to lose its potency. This is such a great clean and energizing scent. 
Scent Throw: 5/5
Where To Buy: Wilma's Shop

Wilma's Twilight Woods Type
Scent Description: Sweet woods with notes of berries and a touch of musk.
My Thoughts: This is a dupe to the Bath & Body Works scent. It's spot on in my opinion. I got this as a surprise sample and I had forgotten how much I loved this scent. It's a really nice perfumey take on a fall scent. It's a soft, warm, and feminine scent I have difficulty really describing, but I really like it. 
Scent Throw: 3.5/5
Where To Buy: Wilma's Shop

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Throwbacks Week: Wet n' Wild Poison Ivy

I'm not the biggest green polish wearer. I used to not wear green polish at all, but I've grown out of that. I do love greens. They're just not colors I wear frequently. I think it's just hard for me to work with the color. It's not my best color, it has to be the right shade of green. I have found that darker greens tend to be better and this one from Wet n' Wild has to be one of my all time favorite greens.

Poison Ivy
Poison Ivy is a blackened emerald green shimmer.

Collection: Wet n' Wild Pick Your Poison Halloween 2012

Color: I love the richness of this shade. Jewel-toned blackened colors have to be some of my favorite. This is such a great green and that shimmer just brings it life and allows this polish to just glow on your nails.

Formula: The formula on this is pretty good application wise. It's smooth and easy to apply. It is pretty sheer on the first coat and I needed 3 for full coverage.

Price: I think this one can be found on eBay if you catch it in the $5-$8 price range.

Overall: Splendid and magical green! I can't enough of this rich color! I need to wear this one more.

My Rating: 5 of 5 *Golden* Paint Splatters
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Throwbacks Week: Sinful Colors Rain Storm

I'm slowly emerging out of my nude/neutral polish phase. I still love them, but I'm wanting some color on my nails now. I always reach for dusty colors in early fall because I know I'll be busting out the vamps soon enough. One of my favorite dusty colors comes from Sinful Colors released 4 years ago.

Rain Storm
Rain Storm is a dusty denim blue creme.

Collection: Sinful Colors Core (Released 2012)

Color: This is the perfect fall blue. I love this shade. It's not too dark and has the right amount of dustiness. It's a softer blue than a lot of other fall dusty blues I've seen. There's not much else I can add about this color. It speaks for itself.

Formula: Excellent formula. I think some people could get away with one coat of Rain Storm. I used 2 more so for photography purposes than anything. The formula was perfection. It applied very smoothly.

Price: I believe this one is still part of Sinful Color's core line as it's listed as one on their website. It's $1.99 at Walgreens.

Overall: Perfect fall blue! The formula and color are A+. That price though! $1.99 great polish isn't really commonplace anymore. You need this color!

My Rating 5 out of 5 *Golden* Paint Splatters
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