Wednesday, September 2, 2015

KBShimmer Sun & Games

We've made it to September, and I still have summer nail polish to share with you. I know it's still technically summer, but once September hits I'm done with summer. The weather outside may not dictate that yet, but I'm moving on! Well, with the exception of some summer nail polishes....This one is from KBShimmer's recent summer collection.

 Pssst! Go check out some some blogs from yesterday to see KBShimmer's fall collection releasing soon. I'll have swatches of those for you next week!

Sun & Games
Sun & Games is a gold holographic micro glitter.

Collection: KBShimmer Summer Collection 2015

Color: I am a big sucker for gold glitters, and even more so gold holographic glitters. Gold isn't the ideal color me, but I wear and love it anyways! This is a gorgeous yellow-toned gold and the bling factor is intense!

Formula: This has a smooth and easy to apply formula. I used 3 coats here. You can still see a bit of my nail underneath in this photo, but in real life I cannot detect this at all. The sparkle is just so strong it's undetectable. 

Price: This is $8.75 on the KBShimmer website

Overall: This is a fantastic golden holo glitter bomb! The formula is great, and it is wonderfully sparkly!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Link-Up Round-Up Tuesday: 9/1/15

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Seize the Sparkle Layering: Iris Garden

Betty's Beauty Bombs China Glaze The Great Outdoors

Polish Obsession Sally Hansen Calypso Blue


JulieDoesHerNails Purple and Black Dots 


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Monday, August 31, 2015

Girly Bits Defying Gravity

*The following products were provided in exchange for my honest review. 

I'm not done with Cosmoprof goodies yet! I still have plenty to share with you. This next polish is from Girly Bits. Girly Bits is a brand that I have regretfully not purchased from in a while. The indie world can get a little overwhelming for me, but being able to try some of her polishes recently has ignited my love for the brand. I will definitely be frequenting Girly Bits again. This polish, Defying Gravity is a collaboration between Girly Bits and Phyrra to celebrate Phyrra's 7th blog anniversary.

Defying Gravity
 Defying Gravity is a medium purple with an intense turquoise shimmer and a touch of holo sparkle.

Collection: Blogger Collaboration Series

Color: Defying Gravity is an amazing multi-dimensional color. The turquoise shimmer really stands out and flashes on your nail against the purple base. It really has such a neat effect on the nails. The holo sparkle just adds another awesome layer to this polish too.

Formula: This had a great formula. It was smooth and easy to apply. I used 3 coats above.

Price: This is $9.84 on the Girly Bits website.

Overall: I love Defying Gravity. This is the type of nail polish that has everything in one. Sometimes when you have too much or too many of a good thing it doesn't always work out too well. This is not the case with Defying Gravity, all of the components work beautifully together to create a stunning polish!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Weekend Un-Lacquered Reviews: OGX Kukui Oil Shampoo & Conditioner

I have a shampoo/conditioner review for you today! Some of the biggest issues I have with my hair are oily roots, dry ends, and the humid climate I live in. I would say for all intents and purposes I have straight hair. It's not bone straight, but it doesn't have any definable waves or curls.

The humidity does weird things to my hair. I don't know if frizzy is the appropriate world since my hair is not curly or wavy, but the ends of hair tend to get fluffy or flip up at the bottom. Whatever it is, it's not cute.
I had been using the OGX Kukui Oil  Anti-Frizz Hydrating Oil the past few months with some good results, that I decided I'd take a chance on the shampoo/condionter. The Kukui Oil formula is really made for people with dry, frizzy, and curly hair. My hair doesn't really fit any of that criteria, but I find despite having oily roots that hydrating hair products work better for me than stuff geared for oily hair that strip and dry out my hair.

I bought this shampoo and conditioner without looking up reviews which is not something I do often these days. When I got home, I looked up reviews and saw these were reviewed very poorly. People either loved it or really hated it. People mostly hated though claiming it either did nothing or dried their hair out. I almost returned them without trying them, but I decided to give them a shot.

The results? I LOVE this shampoo/conditioner.

Product Description: Sulfate free. OGX's Kukui Oil indulges your tresses with this exotic blend of kukui nut oil, an ancient Hawaiian secret used for its humidity resistant abilities, creating a shimmering gloss to smooth and repel humidity, to help make every day a "good hair" day.

Time Used: I've been using these products for a month now.

Scent: This has a warm coconut tropical scent.

Consistency: The consistency of this shampoo is very thick and I almost want to say chunky. I know that sounds unappealing, but it's not. You can actually see the little kukui oil bits in the shampoo which is reassuring that you're actually getting the product described. It does come out of the bottle easily though it's just thicker than normal shampoo. The conditioner is smooth and thick and similar to the texture of most conditioners.

Application: This lathered really nicely for a shampoo with out sulfates. I did not find I needed a lot of this shampoo at all to cover all of my hair.

Price: You can purchase this at drugstore and big box stores in the $5.50-$8.00.

Results: The midshaft of my hair to my ends is usually dry after any shampoo. I have to say the Kukui Oil shampoo and conditioner eliminated that entirely. My hair feels fully moisturized from root to tip. It's silky, shiny, and so manageable. This shampoo/conditioner combo most definitely repels humidity for me. I find after a day outside my hair hasn't done funky things at the ends and keeps its shape. I have oily roots, and I don't find this exacerbates the issue either. My hair feels completely balanced with these products. I'm a happy camper.

It goes to show you how varied the experience is with beauty products. I was not even going to give these a chance based on the reviews I read, but this turned out to be a star product for me. I can't say the same for other people. I think there are substantially more factors at play with hair care products rather than nail polish. I wouldn't let negative reviews dissuade you from trying a product that interests you. You may have a different result!

My Rating: 5 out of  5 Paint Splatters

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Rimmel Salon Pro Saturn

Last week, I was mentioning my disappointment with drugstore nail polish lately. I rarely any nail polish I'm interested in at the drugstore anymore. It sucks and I really miss finding drugstore polish. I did happen to find one recently though. I was browsing CVS recently and saw little "NEW" signs next to some of the Rimmel Salon Pro colors and I find a color that caught my eye!

Saturn
Saturn is a metallic olive-bronze shimmer.

Collection: Rimmel Salon Pro Core

Color: This is a beautiful and rich shimmer. This is one of those colors dependent on the light it can look more like an olive golden green or a bronze-brown. I love the intensity of this color and it's absolutely perfect for fall. I also found it be a very flattering shade as colors like this don't tend to look very nice on my skin tone.

Formula: I love the formula of these Rimmel Salon Pro polishes. I have a reviewed a few in the past and they continue to impress me. The formulas are very smooth, buttery, and easy to apply. I used 2 coats above.

Price: I paid $2.99 for this at CVS

Overall: This is an absolute and must needed drugstore win. I love the this rich color, and it's not your average drugstore nail polish color. The formula on this as well as the other Salon Pro polishes is consistently great, and you can't beat the price tag.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 *Golden* Paint Splatters
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