Thursday, April 10, 2014

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick

Hey everyone I wanted to tell you about the Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick that I recently received in a Voxbox compliments of Influenster. 
The shade I was sent was called as you want Victoria. I was really impressed with the high saturation of color and also the vibrancy. It also packed a moisturizing punch to my pout and helped keep my lips moisturized. The only thing I did not care for was the scent of the lipstick. It is some what perfumy and I kept tasting it. Other than that, overall this is a great product. I saw this at Ulta and it retailed for $6.99 which is a great value. It also comes is a wide variety of shades. 

Monday, September 30, 2013

ZonePerfect® Greek Yogurt Bars

I know that I haven't posted in a while, sorry I've been super busy. I just wanted to do a quick review, recently I received The Good Life Vox box complimentary from Influenster. The box included items to make your life better. One of the things included in the box was Zone Perfect Greek Yogurt bar.

I tried the bar in the morning for breakfast. The flavor was really good. The yogurt coating was creamy and sweet. Once you bite into it then you get the flavor of the berries. It does have a great berry flavor. It kept me full until lunch which was great. The only thing I did not like about the bar was the texture. It had a very grainy texture which was not too great. Compared to other protein bars I have tried this one did have a much better flavor. When shopping for protein bars in the future I would definitely try some of the other Zone Perfect Greek Yogurt Bar flavors.

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<3 Pinky

Monday, July 29, 2013

Yummy Creations

Hello all!!! It has been a while since my last post but I've been so busy I haven't had a chance to sit down. Since I had some free time I wanted to share yet another one of my obsessions....  Baking!!! I love baking sweet creations of all kinds, from kids birthday cakes to X-rated bachelorette cakes, I love making them all. It is so much fun to start with a vision and just work and see the whole thing just come to life. So here are some photos of cakes I've made over the years. Enjoy!!

First up is a San Francisco 49ers cake. This was one of the first cakes I made using fondant. I love to using fondant it reminds me of playing with Play-Doh.

Baby Cakes
This was for a baby shower, for a boy of course.

This one was for a welcome to the world under the sea themed party for a baby girl. 

Birthday Cakes

I hoped you enjoyed looking at my cakes as I enjoyed making them. So what are some of your hobbies? Do you enjoy baking too? Reply in comments below.
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<3 Pinky

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sweet as Sugar

When shopping for polish and viewing various nail polish blogs I've noticed a trend recently. More and more polish companies are releasing textured polishes. Like the Julie G frosted gum drops collection these polishes have a totally different feel to them compared to the ultra shiny smooth feel of regular polish. I recently picked up Sally Hansen's Sugar Coat polish and fell in love. These polishes have a matte finish and have a super fast drying time with a sugary texture.

The sugar coat collection is made up of eight polishes, I ended up purchasing half of the collection. I did swatches of the four colors I purchased. I wanted to get a close up of the swatches to show the texture. The texture is almost like stucco but not at all scratchy. 
Sweetie is a buttery yellow

Sour Apple is a minty green
Cotton Candies is a hot pink
Lick-O-Rich is a deep black
I purchased these at Rite Aid for about $5.99 each. I believe you can also find them at Target, you can check online to see if your local Target carries them. I absolutely adore these Sugar Coats. I will be purchasing the rest of the collection soon. I do say that Sally Hansen Sugar Coats get a pretty polished thumbs up from me.

Sugar Coat in Sour Apple Accent nail Jesse's Girl High Intensity polish in Carolina Beach
What do you think? Have you tried Sugar Coats? Or do you have a textured polish you are loving? Tell me what you think in the comments below.

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<3 Pinky

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Hold my polish

On my never ending quest to find new polish and polish related products. I found this little item on Ebay a couple of weeks ago. 

Polish Holder
So what is a polish holder you ask? It is the perfect companion when painting nails. At times when painting my nails I don't always want to sit at a table this is when this little helper comes in handy. It helps to keeps your polish from falling over due to it's wide base.  It also helped out when using polish that is on running low in the bottle. When the polish is placed in the holder you can tilt it ever so slightly forward. 

I wanted to see if it would work with all of my polishes. At first I was skeptical and thought that it was only going to work with smaller polish bottles. As you can see from the pictures above that is not the case. It of course worked with the smaller bottles and also the larger ones like China Glaze. It even worked with the square NYX bottles. The polish holder is made from rubbery like plastic. I believe that it may come in more colors but I had to have the pink one of course. I purchased this from Ebay for a whopping 99 cents with free shipping. I can't remember exactly how long the shipping time was but it seemed rather quick. I've included a link to the Ebay seller's shop that I purchased this from.

This handy polish holder gets a pretty polished thumbs up. Even though I may not use it every time I paint my nails it does come in handy. 

 Do you think this is a handy tool or something that will end up collecting dust? Tell what you think in the comment section below.

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<3 Pinky 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Food for cuticles

I wanted to share this awesome product I found Orly Cuticle Therapy Creme. I found this at Sally's Beauty Supply of course.

I purchased this 2oz jar for $5.99 which was a deal since it retails for over $8 regularly. There is a lot of product in the jar and a little does go a long way. It is a very thick crème with a velvety smooth consistency.

I fell in love after the first application. It has great moisturizing power with out leaving a greasy feeling at all. I typically use pure acetone to remove my polish and clean up my cuticles. The upside is it works really quickly, the downside is it dries my cuticles out. Below is my before picture showing my dry cuticles. Not a good look.


I then applied a small amount of the Orly cuticle therapy crème and rubbed in. You can see the difference immediately.

The only downside to the product is the "mature" smell. It smells like something that you may find on your grandma's nightstand. It is not an overwhelming smell and after a couple of uses you'll hardly notice it. I give Orly Cuticle Therapy Crème a pretty polished thumbs up. Give it a try when you get a chance.

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<3 Pinky

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Claw!!!

On one of my last nail polish shopping trips my friend Lo (ig@Bruisedupdollie) purchased this little piece of awesomeness. This is the ASP Manicure Saver Cotton Claw
A product thumbnail of ASP Manicure Saver Cotton Claw
ASP Manicure Saver Cotton Claw
We've all run into this situation. You have a lovely manicure and you've picked the perfect outfit and some cute open toed shoes. That's when you notice *gasp* you are in need of a pedicure like yesterday. What is a girl to do? You can't possibly take off your toe nail polish and risk ruining your mani. That's where the cotton claw comes to the rescue. You can use the claw to pick up a cotton ball, dip in some acetone and say bye-bye to that old polish. While keeping your fabulous mani in tact.

This retails at Sally's Beauty Supply for $3-4. The ASP Manicure Saver Cotton Claw gets a pretty polished thumbs up! Be sure to follow fellow polish addict ig@bruisedupdollie she does some super cute nails and is just all together awesome.  

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<3 Pinky