Monday, December 5, 2016

Colors by Llarowe Vegas 2016

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

I have a Colors by Llarowe polish to share with you today. I received this polish at Comsoprof this past summer, but I believe it actually was sold for a limited time back in September. I don't think it's available any longer, unfortunately, but I do hope you got your hands on it because it's a stunner.

Vegas 2016
Vegas 2016 is a blue leaning teal linear holo with silver and touches of gold shimmer.

Collection: CPNA 2016 & September Limited Edition

Color: Wowza! This is a vibrant and strong holo. CbL has some of my favorite and strongest holos. This color is beautiful. I do love teal shades that veer just a hint toward the blue side more than green and this is what Vegas 2016 does. It's a rich and pigmented shade and the holo is perfection.

Formula: Excellent and easy to use formula. I used 2 coats above.

Price: N/A

Overall: I always find CbL polishes are more stunning on the nail than in the bottle. That's not to say they're not amazing in the bottle, but it's usually the other way around! This is a gorgeous and rich color. The holo effect is insane and it's all in all an amazing polish!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 *Golden* Paint Splatters
Happy Monday! Pin It

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Weekly Wax Wrap Up: 11/27/16-12/4/16

I finally was able to find some of the new Better Homes & Gardens winter wax melts this week, so that's a success! Overall, this wax week was a bit of let down. I had more duds than wins, but that's OK. Experimenting is fun anyways!
Ten Digit Creations Peppermint Meringue 
Scent Description: sweet peppermint, fluffy marshmallows, and whipped cream make up this sweet confection
My Thoughts: Peppermint scents are about the only sweet-type scents I do actually like. This one was alright. There is a definite peppermint note, but the cream and marshmallow notes are subtle. The scent is nice, but it's not 100% for me. The scent wasn't as strong as I'd like it to be either especially for a peppermint scent.
Scent Throw: 2.5/5
Where To Buy: Ten Digit Creations

Better Homes & Gardens Winter's Sleigh Ride
Scent Description: Seasonal blend of orange zest, cool winter spices, smoky woods, incense and mountain fir, with a warming base of oakmoss, blue cedar and vanilla bean.
My Thoughts: This was my favorite scent this week. It's a smoky Christmas tree scent that is warm and cozy. The Christmas tree notes in here are not overpowering or strong as the smokiness really softens and mellows them out. I do detect a bit of citrus in this too. This is really a nice cozy winter air scent. I really like this one.
Scent Throw: 4/5
Where To Buy: Walmart

Yankee Candle Over the River
Scent Description: A cool and calm stroll by the river. . . watery green notes with hints of sage, amber and oak.
My Thoughts: This is one of those water and masculine cologne type scents. The watery notes and sage are most prominent to my nose. It's not the most original type scent, but I do really like it. That being said, the throw on this was weak. I could smell it very strongly if I was less than 3ft away from it any more than that it was undetectable to me. This is a common problem with Yankee tarts.
Scent Throw: 1/5
Where To Buy: Yankee Candle

Lake Providence Lodge Sparkling Lemonade
Scent Description: Ice cold lemonade with a touch of fizzy citrus soda added.
My Thoughts: I should have known better when I purchased this one, but I love fizzy and effervescent scents so I thought I'd try it anyways. This is just way too sweet for me. It's very sugary and scents this sweet just turn my stomach. I think if you like sweet scents like many people do you would like this one. There is that fizzy note in there that I love, but it's just too sweet for my tastes and stomach!
Scent Throw: 3.5/5
Where To Buy: Lake Providence Lodge Pin It

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
Happy Thursday! Pin It

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
Happy Tuesday!

Pin It

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

Happy Sunday!  
Pin It