Social Media

BIRTHDAY HAUL & what I polish I wore to shop / FIRST YANKEE CANDLE BUY! I'm already addicted !

Hey guys! So as some of you may know last Monday was my birthday! However we were really tight on money so we didn't really do anything for my birthday. However this weekend we had some so my husband & my brother decided to take me to the mall to pick up some things I've really been wanting !!

So first up of course is the manicure I wore! I used Ludurana Show. It's a gorgeous multichrome & it's always one of my favourites. & because it has such a beautiful colour-shift I really wanted to capture them to show you. 

Ludurana - Show
Ludurana - Show

Ludurana - Show
Ludurana - Show
Ludurana - Show
Ludurana - Show
Ludurana - Show
Ludurana - Show
Ludurana - Show
Ludurana - Show
Ludurana - Show
Ludurana - Show
Ludurana - Show
Ludurana - Show
Ludurana - Show
Ludurana - Show
Ludurana - Show
Ludurana - Show
Ludurana - Show
Ludurana - Show
Now onto what I got ! (=

So it was my very first time actually going into Yankee Candle & my first Yankee Candle Purchase! I went a bit crazy, but there were so many scents that I loved! I really really wanted to get almost everything. So lets get into what I got.


So the first things I got were some Car Jars. 4 of these are for my friend in Brazil & 2 are for my husbands work van & two are for my brothers van.
So the scents I got are:
Midsummer's Night -Husbands
Spiced Pumpkin -Husbands
Pineapple Cilantro -Brothers
Bahama Breeze -Brothers
Midnight Jasmine -Friends
Balsam & Cedar -Friends
Sage & Citrus -Friends
Midsummer's Night -Friends

 My First Electric Wax Warmer! 

 & the Wax Potpourris I got were:
Pineapple Cilantro x2
North Pole x2
Peppermint Bark x2
Sparkling Snow
Bahama Breeze
Blueberry Scone
Merry Marshmallow
Sugared Apple
Vineyard

Then after that we went to Green Earth because I had two candles I had to exchange, so instead of exchanging them both for 2 new candles I got 1 new candle & got a couple of other things & paid the difference (=
So heres what I got from Green Earth.

I picked up a Green Earth Cotton Candy Candle.

Another Electric Wax Warmer but this is a wall plug ! (=

 & then two Ambi Scents Waxes.
1 in the scent Berrylicious & another in the scent Cotton Candy! 



OPI Top This 2013 Holiday Top Coat Set Swatches & Review

Hey readers! Today I have an awesome PR sample post to share with you! It's the OPI Top This gift set ! Which contains the original OPI Top Coat, OPI Matte Top Coat & Snowflakes In The Air. So let's jump right into the pictures ! 

OPI Top This 2013 Holiday Top Coat Gift Set
L-R Original Top Coat, Matte Top Coat, Snowflakes In The Air

OPI Snowflakes In The Air
OPI Snowflakes In The Air
OPI Snowflakes In The Air
OPI Snowflakes In The Air
 Snowflakes In The Air: This is a beautiful top coat that contains multi-sized holographic silver hexagons suspended in a clear base. One of the things I really love about this glitter top coat is that you don't have to "fish" for the glitter. Every time you dip the brush in, it always comes out with a brush full of glitter. Super workable & would work amazingly topped over any colour or by itself. 

OPI Snowflakes In The Air , top coated with the Original Top Coat
OPI Snowflakes In The Air, top coated with the Original Top Coat
 Original Top Coat: This top coat is great for a good shine & pretty good protection. It doesn't have the fastest drying time though. 

OPI Snowflakes In The Air, top coated with the Matte Top Coat
OPI Snowflakes In The Air, top coated with the Matte Top Coat
Matte Top Coat: This is a new addition to OPIs top coat collection. & I must admit they nailed the formula perfectly! Also like most Matte Top Coats it dries super fast. 

OVERALL REVIEW
I love this gift set. I think it would be perfect for anyone who loves nail art or even for someone who is just getting into it. It contains all the basics for anyone who uses nail polish. I think everyone needs a gorgeous glitter top coat in their collection along with a good top coat & mattifying top coat. So this set is really a must have. 


Top This! will be available October 2013, at Professional Salons and Spas across Canada.  
Top This! retails for $32.85. 
For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com.
 Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!



Swatches & Review of Visions Of Love & Kiss Me At Midnight from the Mariah Carey Holiday Collection

Hey guys! So today I have a really exciting PR Sample post to share with you! It's swatches of two of the lacquers from the 2013 Mariah Carey Holiday Collection !  So let's get started considering I know you're all super excited to see them! 
 
OPI Visions Of Love
OPI Visions Of Love 
OPI Visions Of Love
OPI Visions Of Love 
 Visions Of Love: This is a beautifully rich burgundy cream colour. It's a perfect deep red toned colour that would be fantastic for any occasion, even for casual wear. This is two coats & as you can see it is completely opaque. 

OPI Kiss Me At Midnight
OPI Kiss Me At Midnight 
OPI Kiss Me At Midnight
OPI Kiss Me At Midnight 
 Kiss Me At Midnight: This is a beautiful frosty blue texture polish with small hexagons running throughout it. All it needs is two coats to be completely opaque & it dries to the matte textured finish. 

OPI Kiss Me At Midnight
OPI Kiss Me At Midnight Top Coat
OPI Kiss Me At Midnight
OPI Kiss Me At Midnight Top Coat
 Top coated: This is Kiss Me At Midnight WITH top coat! Isn't it super gorgeous ?
OPI Kiss Me At Midnight  No Top Coat VS. Top Coat
In the picture above is showing OPI Kiss Me At Midnight with & without top coat beside each other. The one of the left without top coat & the one of the right is with top coat.
Overall Review
From these two lacquers I can tell OPI really wanted to impress all their fans this year! & This collection completely shows that. These two polishes both had the same amazing quality & formula I expect from OPI.

What are your thoughts on these two?
Do you prefer the texture with or without top coat?
Which ones from this collection will you be picking up?

Mariah Carey Holiday nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush 
for the ultimate in application. Liquid Sand nail lacquers should always be worn without top coat. 
Mariah Carey Holiday will be available October 2013, at professional salons and spas across 
Canada for $10.95 suggested retail for each nail lacquer. 

For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com.
 Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!


OPI Limited Edition MISS UNIVERSE Press Release

OPI Releases Limited Edition 
MISS UNIVERSE® 2013 Nail Lacquers

OPI announces the launch of three limited edition MISS UNIVERSE nail lacquers 


I'm Feeling Sashy is a beautiful dusky purple.

Miss You-niverse is a gorgeous deep black plum.

  Gown Needs a Crown is a textured matte platinum. Worn without top coat, This 
Gown Needs a Crown offers a new satin finish. Each bottle of this matte silver nail 
lacquer comes with a complementary bejeweled crown ring – the finishing touch for a
manicure worthy of Miss Universe. 

All three hues are inspired by the gorgeous, 
sophisticated women entering the 2013 MISS UNIVERSE®
competition, to be held November 9, 2013. 

“The women competing for the MISS UNIVERSE title are beautiful, intelligent 
and inspiring,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI co-founder and Artistic 
Director. “They are passionate ambassadors for many worthy causes, and through the
Miss Universe Organization, they help to empower other young ladies around the world.
“The three new shades in the MISS UNIVERSE promotion were created with 
these exceptional women in mind,” continues Weiss-Fischmann. “The colors are very 
glamorous – ideal for special occasions, a night on the town, or even being named the 
most beautiful woman in the world!” 

OPI was named the Miss Universe Organization’s official nail care sponsor for 
2013 at the MISS USA® pageant, a precursor to the MISS UNIVERSE®
competition. 

MISS UNIVERSE nail lacquers each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for 
the ultimate in application. This Gown Needs a Crown features a satin finish and 
should be worn without top coat for best results. These shades will be available October
2013, at Professional Salons and Spas for $10.95 CAN suggested retail for each nail 
lacquer. 

For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com.
 Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

Yesterdays Birthday Manicure !! (= Holographic Ombre !

Hey guys! If we're friends on my facebook page, you might have found out that yesterday was my birthday!
So in honor of me being 1 year older I really wanted to do a manicure I really enjoyed. However I didn't have time to do some cutesy nail art. & to be honest I think if I would have attempted to with what time I did have it would have been a mess. & Speaking of which I really want to do nail art at least twice a month. So if there is any type of nail art you'd like to see me try please let me know. (=

 So the polishes I used are (L-R):
 Jade Magia, Aurelia 126, Jade FascĂ­nio Violeta, Ludurana Supremo, Ludurana EsplĂȘndido

Thanks for checking out this manicure!! I hope everyone had an amazing weekend ! <3 

L.A. Girl Splatter Collection Swatches & Review

Hey guys! Today I have a really fantastic post to share with you! I was lucky enough to receive the whole collection as a PR sample to review & swatch. I will be sharing all eight polishes & they will be swatched on four different colours. This collection is a seriously gorgeous collection. All of the polish contain white hexagons & then a different coloured hexagons in a clear polish base, some of the hexagons are shiny & some are a bit on the matte side but not completely. So let's just get this started.

L-R French Tip, He Loves Me, Blue-Ming & Where's The Soiree
L.A. Girl  Spatter
L.A. Girl  Spatter
Spatter: Spatter is such a gorgeous colour, I love the colour of the blue hexagons. They're just a stunning, I repeat stunning blue! I adore this polish. I really think these two colours really compliment each other very well. This is most definitely one of my favourite combinations. 
L.A. Girl Sparkle
L.A. Girl Sparkle
Sparkle: As you can probably see, Sparkle contains gold hexagons. This isn't my favourite one just because I am not a huge gold fan. However I really enjoy how this looks.
L.A. Girl Speckle
L.A. Girl Speckle
Speckle: Ugh, speckle... You are such a beautiful, beautiful polish. I cannot get over how gorgeous this polish is. I seriously cannot wait till Canada day rolls around so I can use this polish for a Canadian day manicure! 
L.A. Girl Splash
L.A. Girl Splash
Splash: Splash is just simply beautiful. The colour of this blue is just so pretty. It's like a sky blue almost but more lighter. I cannot even begin explain how much I adore this combination. It's simply lovely! 
L.A. Girl Splat
L.A. Girl Splat
Splat: This is another one of those polishes that I cannot wait till Canada Day for. It's so pretty. I really love the matte red hexagons. It's super gorgeous. 
L.A. Girl Sprinkle
L.A. Girl Sprinkle
Sprinkle: Sprinkle is just one of those polishes that every pink lover must have! This is just gorgeous. I think this combination will work amazingly over. It's really one of those polishes that when you wear it, girls will ask you what it's called. 
L.A. Girl Sputter
L.A. Girl Sputter
Sputter: Is my absolute favourite. It's seriously love this combination & it's just one of those polishes that I will always love. I just think it's perfect. 
L.A. Girl Spotted
L.A. Girl Spotted
Spotted: Spotted is one of those polishes that everyone will have a soft spot for. This is a must have for every collection. I think the black & white combination is classic. They will never ever go out of style.

OVERALL REVIEW
This collection would be a 9 out of 10 in my books. I really love most of them & for the ones I don't love I still like. I do wish they had a green in this collection & maybe an orange especially with it now being Fall & winter will be rolling around soon. So it would have been nice if they would have included those two colours. However other than that, they were all amazing. You didn't have to fish for the hexagons as long as you rolled it or stood it upside down a couple of minutes before you use it (because the glitter slightly settles).  So overall this collection is a seriously brilliant collection that I think everyone will love. This collection definitely has something for everyone!

So which ones do you favour? 


The Lady Bug (Nail Polish Holder) Review

Hey readers! I found one of the most coolest things while surfing facebook! It's "The Lady Bug" It's a new take on the nail polish holder. Now you're probably thinking "Yeah, so what? I've bought one from Ebay before & it sucked!" & All I can say to you is just wait till you see this! It is one of the best ones I've ever seen! & Now that I've seen it & used it, I'm so thankful that someone, somewhere made this. THANK YOU SO SO MUCH! So now that I've told you all & have gotten your hopes up, let's get on with the post.

So this is what the wonderful creation looks like in its packaging.

 & This is what it looks like out of the packaging. Sadly I was too impatient to wait & I took a picture right away instead of letting the sponginess return to its original shape. However I can assure you it's a diamond shape. & That's one of the best parts of this creation, is that the sponge will hold almost all of your bottles super snug.
This is what it looks like upside down. The two black spots on the outside allow it to stand tilted which is perfect for when the polish has a decent amount used & the middle one allows it to stand up for when you have a brand new bottle. Now the best part about the one in the middle is it doesn't keep it firmly in place. It allows it to rock a bit, for when you're dipping the brush back in the bottle. With that being said IT WILL NOT TIP OVER! (=

Here is me showing you just some of the different bottle shapes it'll hold. I didn't want to take pictures of every single bottle shape I own in it because then that might be a bit overwhelming however I can reassure you it fits about 95% of polish bottles. & The only ones it will not hold perfectly are my Brazilian Hits, Ludurana & Impala. So very slender small bottles it can't hold snug. Also Deborah Lippmann polishes don't fit either.

Now I know most of you have probably purchased this one or a similar one online, with the hopes that it would work perfectly. When in reality you receive it & it works terribly. When theres a nail polish in it, it loses its shape, which makes the base a weird shape & it just doesn't cut it one bit. So for your own good just toss that terrible thing out & get The Lady Bug!

OVERALL REVIEW
I love this thing. It's the best nail polish holder I have ever used. I've used a few of them & none have compared to how well this one works & looks. This one isn't just a plain nail polish holder it's also cute. & No one wants a plain looking nail polish holder. They're just boring & not fun. This one even has an awesome name that goes perfectly with its look!

So if you're interested in one check them out on facebook & check out their website (=
https://www.facebook.com/LadyBugNailPolishHolder

http://ladybugsales.com/

http://www.amazon.com/Lady-Spill-Proof-Polish-Holder/dp/B00BJKUFZK/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1379135543&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=Lady+Bug+Nail+polish