Sunday, March 29, 2015

Share With You Sunday: 3/22/15-3/29/15

I can confidently tell you I had a great week this week. This was much needed. I haven't had a good week in a very long time. The one thing I'm behind on is blogging. You haven't been able to tell because I had a week full of posts last week. Now, I'm at nothing! Today will be designated to swatching! Here are some of my favorite posts and products of the week!

Imperfectly Painted Posts:
HARE Polish The Norwegians Are Leaving
Sephora X Capricious 
Way-Cool Mani Wednesday: Cherry Pop
Throwback Thursday: Goody Plum Drop
Sally Hansen Big Teal

Favorite Posts of the Week:
Adventures in Acetone China Glaze Electric Nights watermarble.
Lavish Layerings birthday streamers mani.
I Feel Polished! Spring Dotticure.

Favorite Products of the Week:
ScentSationals Zen Scented Wax Cubes- I've been into these wax melts for the past couple months. If you're someone who gets bored of candle scents after awhile and is looking for an affordable way to switch up scents, go the wax melt route! Zen is dupe to Bath & Body Works Eucalyptus Spearmint. The scent is very soothing and calming, and this wax cube fills a whole room with scent. I got this for $2 at Walmart or Walmart Neighborhood Market.

c.Booth Mimosa Honeysuckle Body Souffle- I'm terrible at describing scents, but this smells like Hawaii. This has a nice mixture of beachy and floral scent, very refreshing. The body souffle is amazing. The texture is creamy and thick without being heavy and greasy. This scent lingers nicely on the skin too. This can be found for $7.99 on the Freeman Beauty website.

Coastal Scents Revealed 2- I adore this eyes hadow palette and use it probably 4-5 times a week. I love the balance of colors here. You have some beautiful rose golds, soft golds, coppers, taupes, and more. You also have a nice mix of a shimmer and matte shades. The formulation of these eye shadows are excellent and just as good as Urban Decay's Naked palette shades as far as I'm concerned. This can be purchased at Coastal Scents website for $20.

New to me Products of the Week:
John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Colour Portecting Moisturising Shampoo- This product isn't 100% new to me. I used to use this in high school, but that was over 10 years ago! I recently stripped the red (colored) out of my hair and had it dyed a medium brown. I know sulfate free shampoos are the way to go for color protection, but I have yet to find a sulfate free shampoo that doesn't do wonky things with my hair. I LOVED the moisturizing component of this shampoo. I noticed that off the bat. This let my hair feeling silky. I didn't have any hair color run after I shampooed with this, but it's too early to tell how well my hair color holds up with this. So far, so good though.

Aveda Clove Color Conditioner-  This product isn't 100% new to me either. I have used other color versions, but not the Clove version is new to me. As I mentioned above, I recently had my hair dyed a medium brown. I want to keep it that way, so this color depositing conditioner really does the trick! I've used this in the red (Madder Root)  and black (Black Malva) versions in the past per recommendation from my hairstylist, and they tremendously helped to preserve my hair color. So far, Clove is doing the same for my brown. I apply this to my hair after shampooing and leave it on for 5-10 minutes. This will stain your hands and shower though so be careful! This is $19 on the Aveda website.

The Body Shop Atlas Mountain Rose EDT- I love rose scent perfumes. My favorite was L'Occitane Roses et Reines EDT. I'm out of that and it's $55 which is out of my budget. I purchased this The Body Shop Atlas Mountain Rose EDT when it was 40% off. I really love the scent of this, it's a very nice pure rose scent without being overly stuffy or frilly. This pairs nicely with the Nuance Salma Hayek RoseHip body lotion I mentioned last week. This is $25 on The Body Shop website, but they always have B2G1, B3G2, X% off deals going on all the time.

Happy Sunday!

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Sally Hansen Big Teal

I have another new shade for the 2015 permanent Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear line to share with you today. I get so caught up with indies and mainstream brands I notice I forget to check out the drugstore polishes lately. This one got my attention though.

Big Teal
Big Teal is a light-pastel blue-green creme.

Collection: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Permanent 2015

Color: I wish this was more teal than it is. I find dependent on the lighting this can look more blue than green. I'd prefer this if it had a touch more green to it. It's still a nice color, but it doesn't really read as a teal to me.

Formula: Meh. I struggled with this formula. I much preferred the formula on Babe Blue. Big Teal had a soupy cuticle flooding formula that did not want to self level at all.

Price: I paid around $3 for this at Walgreens.

Overall: I think this can be a pass. There are lots of colors in this same shade family that you could probably find in a better formulation. The price is good, but I think that's probably its only strong suit.

My Rating: 1.5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Maybelline Goody Plum Drop

I think I'm going to turn Throwback Thursday into a vintage polish Throwback Thursday from now on. I have so many polishes I purchased in my early days of collection and blogging that are long discontinued or just so old they are long forgotten. Some of these polishes have never been featured on my blog or haven't been in 4+ years.

I know this means I will be featuring some polishes that you can no longer purchase, but this is fun realm of nail polish I'd like to revisit on my blog. I hope you all will still enjoy these posts, and I will definitely feature some polishes that are still available for purchase.

This next Maybelline takes us back to Spring 2010!

Goody Plum Drop
 Goody Plum Drop is a lilac with subtle silvery shimmer.

Collection: Maybelline Sweet Thing Spring 2010

Color: I love this purple shade. What I love about it is isn't a typical pastel shade for spring. This is a more of medium-light lilac which isn't a color I have a lot of in my stash. This is a great shade of purple, and I love the addition of the shimmer.

Formula: The formula on this was nice. I used 3 coats above. I did have to add some thinner to this because after 5 years it was a little thick!

Price: Discontinued. I've scoured the internet but I can't find this one. This was a limited edition release when it came out. I even had a hard time finding it and had to ask around from some one who had a spare bottle. Nouveau Cheap actually passed this along to me a few years ago! Many thanks to her!

Overall: This is a definite oldie favorite of mine. Goody Plum Drop will never leave my stash. I love the shade of purple so much, and I so wish this whole collection would be re-released!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Way-Cool Mani Wednesday: Cherry Pop

I've noticed in 2015 I've been breaking out my pink polish. I think this started late last year when I realized how much I've neglected pink, and how nail polish companies have been neglecting the color too. I know it's hard to make pink unique and fun. It's a classic color that I think can seem pretty mundane in comparison to what is out there in nail polish today. I have missed it though, and forgot how much I enjoy wearing it. This is a pink mani I did recently that I really liked!

Polishes Used: Sinful Colors Folly and Hard Candy Cherry Pop

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Sephora X Capricious

I took another dangerous trip into Sephora last week, but this time I came out empty handed. It wasn't because I wanted to come out empty handed though. I just had to force myself to leave with the realization I cannot afford anything there right now. Fret not, I do have a Sephora X polish I couldn't hold back from purchasing my visit before this last time to show you today. This is another from the newer Ombre Glitters line.

Capricious
Capricious is a mix of lavender and gold color shifting glitter tinted base.

Collection: The Ombre Glitters

Color: This unlike Mischievous, isn't very color shifting. I wouldn't really even call this a color shift. It does have a more golden look at certain angles, but it's pretty straight forward. That being said, this is still a beautiful polish. The intensity of the shine from this glitter and the purple and golden combination is stunning!

Formula: The formula on this was nice. This wasn't as pigmented at Mischievous and you can see some bare spots on my nail after 3 coats. This is so sparkly though that the sheerness is virtually undetectable in real life.

Price: I paid $12.50 for this at Sephora.

Overall: This is a beautiful glittery polish. The price point and the fact it's not as amazing as Mischievous takes it a step down for me though. I still love Capricious, but I expected just a teensy bit more from it!

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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