Saturday, October 25, 2014

HPB Oct. Halloween Mani Link-Up

I have a new monthly feature on my blog brought to buy the Hobby Polish Bloggers. Hobby Polish Bloggers is a group I manage on Facebook, for non-professional and "just for fun" nail bloggers. Our group exists as a place for feedback, support, and to get to know fellow bloggers.

We recently decided we will have a monthly feature on our blogs. We will switch between a themed mani and a group question pertaining to nails/blogging month to month. This month is a themed mani, being October why not a Halloween mani! I have mine below. Check out the other bloggers linked below with their Halloween manis too.

Manicure Description: I did a double accent mani. I used Milani Purple Gleam for my thumb, index, and pink finger. I then used Cult Nails Nevermore topped with China Glaze Rest in Pieces on my middle and ring finger.

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Revlon Confident

I have another one of the nail colors from the Revlon Boho Chic Gucci Westman collection to show you today. I reviewed the color Artsy a few weeks ago. This is a limited edition collection for fall/winter. The fact that winter is tagged in there makes me think this collection should hang around some stores for a little bit.

Confident is a bright red jelly base with red hex and bar glitters.

Color: This is a bright in your face cherry popping red. I'm red girl. I love red polish, and if you want a in your face red, this is it. I can't say this my favorite shade of red as I find it a little too warm-toned for my taste, but it is a nice color.

Formula: The formula on this was A LOT better than on Artsy. I think this is the case because there is more a of balance between the base color and the glitter. That being said, the formula wasn't a win either. It can be a bit tricky, but it was so much easier to apply than Artsy. I used 3 coats here.

Price: I paid around $5-$6 for this at CVS.

Overall: This is beautiful blingy red polish. It is different from red glitters and jelly red glitters I own, so it stands out as original. I can't say it's a huge hit for me though. I would of preferred a more cooler shade of red, and the formula was just OK. Nice polish, can't really knock it, just not all I would of wanted it to be.

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
Happy Friday!

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Throwback Thursday: OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest

I have another all time favorite nail polish to share with you for Throwback Thursday. I'm pretty sure it's safe to say this one would probably be on many people's all time favorite lists! Does this OPI even really need an introduction?

Every Month is Oktoberfest 
 Every Month is Oktoberfest is a blackened red-toned purple base with a magical shimmer.

Collection: OPI Germany Fall 2012

Color: This color is to die for. The richness of this base with this glowing and fiery shimmer light within it is stunning. Gorgeous.

Formula: Nice 2 coat formula.

Price: This can be found easily online in the $7-$9.50 range.

Overall: Definite must have polish for everyone. This is stunner 2 years later, and I still love it just the same.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
Happy Thursday!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Way-Cool Mani Wednesday: Autumn Sea

One color family and I guess finish family(?) I gravitate towards in fall are steely metallic grays. I love colors like this because they really can match with anything you wear. I realize that I do try to at least coordinate my nails to my clothing. I don't match them nor am I too particular, but I like to make sure the colors go together or at least compliment each other. That's why neutral colors are great they go with everything!

What are even better are neutral colors with some pizzazz, and that's what I had with this mani. I'm calling this mani "Autumn Sea" because the colors remind me of the ocean, but fall in line with more fall and winter tones.

Polishes Used: Pacifica Abalone and OPI My Voice is a Little Norse

The more I look at this mani the more I fall in love with it. I typically don't do repeat manis, but I think I'll be wearing this one again soon!

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Silly Bee's Chickadees Glitter For Good Duo

*The following products were received in exchange for an honest review.

I have a beautiful nail polish duo the share with you today by Silly Bee's Chickadees. Silly Bee's Chickadees has come up with an excellent quarterly campaign called Glitter for Good. Every quarter Silly Bee's Chickadees will choose a different organization to benefit from Glitter for Good.

This quarter the organization is Tumaini Children's Village. Tumaini Children's Village is an orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya. Melissa, the founder of Silly Bee's Chickadees found out about it through a sorority sister whose daughter, Grace , volunteers there. Every bottle sold of this quarterly collection, $1 will be donated to Tumaini Children's Village.

This collection has 2 polishes which can be purchased in full sized bottles for $10 each or a trio set that includes 2 minis of the polishes and a mini bottle of gold caviar beads. These will all be available November 1st.

On to the polishes! After my review I'll posting more information on Glitter for Good and Tumaini Children's Village.

Grace, Faith & Hope
Grace, Faith, & Hope is a dark blue violet matte polish with gold shimmer.

Glitter for Good over Grace, Faith, & Hope
Glitter for Good is a clear top coat with yellow gold flakes.

Color: These are beautiful colors. I love the shade of purple in Grace, Faith, & Hope. I also adore cool-toned colors paired with warm metals. I absolutely adore the gold shimmer added, and the golden flakes in Glitter for Good are beautiful too.

Formula: Excellent formula on each of these. They were very easy to apply and I did not have any issues. I used 2 coats of Grace, Faith, & Hope and 1 coat over the base of Glitter for Good.

Price: Full size bottles will be $10 each. The mini trio set I mentioned above will be $15. These will be available November 1st on Silly Bee's Chickadees etsy shop.

Overall: Beautiful mini collection here. These are standout colors and very well made. The icing on the cake though is Silly Bee's Chickadees absolute charitable and giving nature. I admire not only for her beautiful polishes but generous heart. It means a lot to me when others donate money or time to charitable causes.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
Glitter for Good is the driving force behind Silly Bee's Chickadees. I believe that everyone, regardless of race, creed, gender or sexual orientation deserves to sparkle and it is my hope that we will inspire others to do just that. 

Silly Bee's Chickadees pledges to donate a portion of all sales to organizations with a special focus on empowering and improving the lives of women, children and youth.

Since its inception, Silly Bee's has supported several worthy organizations including Ronald McDonald House, Cancer Research Institute, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, SPCA of Central Florida, Vested Interest in K9s, and most recently Free Hill Primary and Infant School in Jamaica.

Each quarter, a different organization will be selected to benefit from Glitter for Good. There may also be limited edition polishes which will benefit special events.

As always, Silly Bee's Chickadees will continue to create the highest quality product while striving to bring joy to its customers.

I hope you will support us as we launch this new initiative and vision.

Glitter for Good. Because everyone deserves to sparkle.

Thank you for your support,
The 2014 Glitter for Good nonprofit: Tumaini Children’s Village

Through the rest of 2014, $1 from every bottle sold will go directly to support the good work of Tumaini.

Tumaini, which means "hope" in Swahili, provides just that for children who may otherwise be living on the street and turning to crime and drug abuse to survive. The home is a safe environment where children can grow and learn to become productive members of society.

Founded in 2010, Tumaini is located in Soy, northwest of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital. Currently, the orphanage is home to approximately 70 children, ages 6 to 13 in six houses, each watched over by houseparents.

I learned about Tumaini through my sorority sister, whose teenage daughter volunteers there during the summer. I am continuously inspired by young people who serve to make our world a better place. Grace is one of those amazing, selfless young people.

Of her experiences, Grace says, "I love helping out at the orphanage in Kenya and it makes me realize how blessed I really am and to never take anything for granted. These kids are so well behaved and so appreciative of what they have been given and I am lucky enough to get the chance to meet them. I see the smiles on these faces and I know they are in the right place and are grateful for what little they have."

Thank you, Grace, for being an awesome human and sharing your love of children with us!

Glitter for Good and Tumaini Children's Village.
Because every child deserves to sparkle.

Happy Monday! 

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