Sunday, October 4, 2015

Weekly Wax Wrap Up: 9/27/15-10/3/15

It's time for another Weekly Wax Wrap Up. If you missed my first post, check it out here. I didn't melt as much new stuff as last week, plus there was some crossover. I did do a fair a bit of melting though.

Mainstays Mulled Cider
Scent Description: N/A
My Thoughts: I wish these had scent descriptions, but they don't. This has that perfect warm and cozy apple cider scent. The scent on this was strong, but didn't last very long. I think it lasted me about 4-6 hours tops, whereas other melts I can get a good 8-12 hours out of it. These melts are very small too. I used half the package in one go. The entire package is $0.93 cents a Walmart, so it's a cheap buy anyways. The quality though was great, but go ahead and buy 2 packages!

ScentSationals Zen
Scent Description: N/A
My Thoughts: This to me smells exactly like Bath & Body Works Stress Relief in Eucalyptus Spearmint. This is my go-to scent. If I don't know what to melt, I melt this one. It's a favorite for me and my boyfriend. The scent is very fresh, soothing, and hint on the masculine side. I always buy this in the Value Pack (12 melts) for this reason. I need to always have this one on hand. I get this at Walmart for around $3-$4, they have a regular size pack (6 melts) for $2. 

Ten Digit Creations Cranberry Citrus
Scent Description: cranberries, grapefruit, tangerine, orange, and lemon-lime
My Thoughts: I love cranberry scents. I always gravitate them when I'm craving something fruity in fall or winter. This was very strong on the other citrus, orange in particular, when I first started melting it. The cranberry started to take the forefront a few hours in. I wish the cranberry notes were stronger in this one. Don't get me wrong this a great punchy and bright citrus scent that I love, but it feels a bit more summer to me than fall. This can be purchased on the TDC website

K's Kreations Blue Corn Moon
Scent Description: Notes of cider, fresh baked sweets, earthy fire, and creamy sugar corn pudding
My Thoughts: I like this scent, but I don't love it. It definitely fits for fall and it's a nice foodie scent for the season. I definitely detect the corn pudding. I feel like it's missing something though, like it could be a bit sweeter or brighter? I find that sometimes bakery scents get heavy, not as in strong, but as in they can get muddled and feel like they need freshning up. It's a nice scent overall, but it needed a bit more punch for me. You can purchase this one on the K's Kreations website

Ten Digit Creations Supernova
Scent Description: champagne cocktail of orange and cognac
My Thoughts: This is a Lush dupe. I haven't smelled the Lush version, but I L-O-V-E this scent. It smells like fancy hotel spa or bathroom products. It's soft refreshing citrus scent that is balanced with this soapiness. It is divine. It's a very pamper yourself and feel all lush and special scent. This is one of my favorite TDC scents for sure. You can purchase it here

That's all for this week! Until then!

Happy Sunday!

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Friday, October 2, 2015

China Glaze Wood Ya Wanna?

Unfortunately, I've been overall unimpressed with mainstream fall offerings this year. In fact, I've been unimpressed with their offerings all year. Come on mainstreams! I know indies are where its at. I love them too, but I started out with mainstream polishes and I'd like to see them thrive too.

I did come across a polish that I really intrigued me from their recent fall collection. I have to say this one is probably a contender for one of my favorites this year. This is probably my only mainstream contender so far this year.....

Wood Ya Wanna? 
Wood Ya Wanna? is a burgundy brown metallic foil.

Collection: China Glaze The Great Outdoors Fall 2015

Color: I LOVE foil finishes. This is a beautiful fall foil. The color soft warm brown with some red/purple undertones to it and silvery foil flecks. This is just stunning. There is so much depth to this color. This reminds me of a fall sister polish to OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous which is a pewter silvery foil. I always wear OPI Lucerne on my toes in winter, and I'm now wearing Wood Ya Wanna on my toes now for fall. Awesome fall pedi color!

Formula: Perfect formula. Foil finished tend to have very opaque formulas and this one definitely does. I only needed one coat!

Price: This can be found at Sally's or Ulta for $7.50.

Overall: I am in love with this polish. It's a brown shade like I mentioned earlier this week I've been into. Also, it's a foil finish. Lots of favorite things going on for me in Wood Ya Wanna? This is spectacular nail polish and in my opinion a must have!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 *Golden* Paint Splatters
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Lemming Lacquer Eat Me

I love an Alice in Wonderland theme. This is why I was attracted to Lemming Lacquer's first collection off the bat, but they're more than that.  Lemming Lacquer is a new indie brand to the scene, and they've really hit it off well. This is a brand that knows what they're doing, how to do it, and does it exceptionally well from their nail polish, packaging, to customer service.

I picked up some pretties from a recent sale and I'm so impressed. This is one of the colors I bought.

Eat Me (over Curiouser & Curiouser!)
Eat Me is a mix of matte rainbow and white glitters in a clear base.

Collection: Lemming Lacquer Curiosities from Wonderland Spring 2015

Color: You cannot go wrong with a rainbow glitter. Eat Me has such a pretty array of primary and pastel matte glitter colors. The white glitters add a nice touch that ground the rest of the colors.

Formula: Excellent and easy to use glitter formula. I did not need to fish for glitters in this at all. I used 2 coats above. Dabbing will allow you to place more glitters on the nail, but it's not necessary. You can get a nice amount of glitters on the nail with just swiping your brush.

Price: This is $8.00 on the Lemming Lacquer website.

Overall: Eat Me is one of those pretty straightforward polishes. It's a lovely rainbow glitter that is easy to apply and looks great!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Link-Up Round-Up Tuesday: 9/29/15

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The Polish Playground Turquoise and Navy Distressed Shatter

Pointless Cafe Fall Nail Art

Streets Ahead Style Lynnderella Pink Starfish

The Call of Beauty Fall Manicure

B'Nails Ovarian Cancers Awareness

Seize the Sparkle #31DC2015 017//Glitter

Betty's Beauty Bombs Red Zebra

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Northern Star Dreadful Curiosities

I'm definitely in fall mode now. Everything is decorated for fall and Halloween here. I'm wearing fall colors. I'm drinking my homemade Pumpkin Spice coffee. Sorry, Starbucks, I'll make my own! The only thing thing that is holding back from fall here is the weather. I don't expect it to get cooler until November though. I'll live. I'll just pretend it's cool out!

I have a great fall polish for you today. This one is by Northern Star and part of her recent fall collection

Dreadful Curiosities
Dreadful Curiosities is a dark earthy brown with a subtle holographic finish.

Collection: Northern Star Polish Fall 2015

Color: This fall it's all about brown for me. I've never been into it at all before, but this year I want browns! This is a great rich and deep brown. It reads as brown on your nail not as black which is a plus. The holographic finish is subtle, but just enough to detect a hint of sparkle on your nail.

Formula: Excellent easy to use and apply formula. I have come to expect a lot formula-wise from Northern Star since my first experience a few weeks ago. This did not disappoint.

Price: This is $9.00 on Northern Star's etsy site.

Overall: Beautiful brown polish for fall. I love the richness of this brown and the subtle sparkle. The formula is excellent and this is all around a great polish!

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