Sunday, March 29, 2015

3/23 - 3/27 In Case You Missed It! Weekly Recap

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MARCH 23RD - MARCH 27TH, 2015

MONDAY: Manic-ure Giveaways Monday, don't forget to check those back links!

TUESDAY:  Swatches of the fun, new collection from Barielle: Glitter Mania.

WEDNESDAY: #notmynailsbut, I review the items in the 2015 XO VoxBox from Influenster.


FRIDAY: Forget Me Not Friday - Happy birthday to me and all my March birthday friends! Swatched Julep's March Birthstone polish, Aretha.

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS: None - stay tuned!
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Friday, March 27, 2015


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Julep Aretha

HAPPY FRIDAY! Today I have Julep Aretha to share with you. Geeze, I haven't reviewed a Julep since last year... This is from the Julep 2014 Birthstone Collection. This is March's birthstone polish. Since my birthday is on Monday, I figured it was about time I pulled this one out :P Check out the swatches down below.

Julep Aretha over China Glaze Kinetic Candy
Julep Aretha over China Glaze Kinetic Candy
Julep Aretha over China Glaze Kinetic Candy

Aretha is a "multi-dimensional glitter top coat" inspired by the March birthstone, aquamarine. This polish is filled with iridescent (swoon) hex and square glitter filled with rainbow flashes. While this polish looks like it has a sheer blue base, that actually shows up as clear.

Not that big of a deal, but I'd expect it to be blue if it's representing aquamarine. You know?! At least it's good news to anyone who want/ed this polish, it's just an iridescent glitter topper haha... pretty darn easy to find.

I did 1 coat of Aretha over China Glaze Kinetic Candy. The formula was a little on the thick side, but was easy to spread over the nail with multiple brush strokes. I'll probably add a drop of thinner next time. Great dry time, no issue.

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$14 / $11.20 for Mavens

Where to Find: Website, Sephora, Nordstrom, QVC
Like I said, if you like this polish... you can probably find an available alternative without issue. I don't love it but I don't hate that I own it LOL. Just kind of sad that I spent $12 on it. Meh. You win some, you lose some.

I bought this myself. Is that good enough for you, Federal Trade Commission?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

INFLUENSTER: Spring 2015 XO VoxBox

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The Influenster XO VoxBox 2015

Today I have my review of the Influenster XO VoxBox. I did a first impressions unboxing on Saturday, which you can watch here! In this XO VoxBox you'll find items form Colgate's Optic White line, John Frieda's Frizz Ease Beyond Smooth line, Tide Pots + Febreze, Skinfix and Adore Me. Check them out after the jump!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

BARIELLE: Spring 2015 Glitter Mania Collection [Confetti, Orange Flame, Gemstones, Mermaid's Fin, & Pink Princess]

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Barielle Glitter Mania (L->R) Confetti, Orange Flame,
Gemstones, Mermaid's Fin, and Pink Princess

Hi friends! Today I have the brand new Barielle Glitter Mania Collection for Spring 2015. This collection is filled with glitter topper goodness. Barielle's color of the month for April is blue, I've been asked to swatch over blue Barielles. Just a heads up, there's a lot of blue in this post LOL! But check out these fun glitter toppers after the jump.

Monday, March 23, 2015

3/23 Manic-ure Giveaways Monday

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About MGM: These are the nail related giveaways I've collected over the past week from just about everywhere on the Internet! I strive to post new US/international giveaways, ones I haven't posted before, in each Monday post. Also, Don't forget to check the Master List or back links I provide at the end of each post!

To make sure your nail relatedgiveaway is on next week's giveaway list,
be sure to to email me before next Monday morning:
Good luck! :D

Sunday, March 22, 2015

3/16 - 3/21 In Case You Missed It! Weekly Recap

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MARCH 16TH - MARCH 21ST, 2015

MONDAY: Weekly Manic-ure Giveaways Monday post!

TUESDAY:  Loving the Color Club Poptastic Pastel Neon Collection: SO pretty!


THURSDAY: Color Club Ticket to Paradise Mini Set, interesting set of polishes.

FRIDAY: Forget Me Not Friday, throwback to Fall 2012 with Estee Lauder Fiery Hot!

SATURDAY: YouTube unboxing of the Influenster XO VoxBox. Random mix of products non-polish related.

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS: None - stay tuned!
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Saturday, March 21, 2015

INFLUENSTER: XO VoxBox First Impressions

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If you prefer to watch the video on YouTube, click here!

Full blog review coming soon!

Items in the XO VoxBox:
- Adore Me Lingerie Subscription Service
- Tide Pods with Febreze
- Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Built-in Whitening Pen
- Colgate Optic White Express White Toothpaste
- John Frieda Frizz Ease Beyond Smooth Collection

Have a great weekend,
These items were sent for review. My opinions of the brand are my own and are not influenced in any way. Please read the disclaimer tab for more information about my reviews.

Friday, March 20, 2015

FORGET ME NOT FRIDAY: Estee Lauder - Fiery Hot

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Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Fiery Hot

IT'S FRIDAY! The polish I have to share with you is Estee Lauder Pure Color in Fiery Hot. I received this as a birthday gift back in 2013 LOL So, my birthday being next week - I figured I'd swatch it finally? I've never tried Estee polishes, or any products for that matter, so I'm excited to see what my sister picked out for me!

Estee Lauder Fiery Hot
Estee Lauder Fiery Hot
Estee Lauder Fiery Hot

Fiery hot is a brick red base with magenta and gold micro-flakies all up in it. Oh my my my, look at that macro. Those flakies are on point. To be honest, I entirely forgot what this polish looked like until I took it out of the box again yesterday. I'm quite impressed with how gorgeous this is!

I did 3 coats of Fiery Hot. The application was smooth, easy to work with and easy to build up. For a $20+ polish, this had a $20+ quality formula IMHO. The dry time was great. I am happy to report the dry time was quick! Great color, formula, and dry time? Way to go, Estee!

POLISH INFORMATIONBrand: Estee Lauder - Pure Color
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Price: $21 MSRP
Where to Find: Website, Product Locator

So this is a polish that was released in the Fall of 2012. The info above is for Estee Lauder polish in general. However - there are a few bottles of Fiery Hot in a travel size for like $10 on eBay or $30+ on Amazon if you have to have it :]

I was pretty impressed with this polish. I'm always iffy on high-end polish but this one turned out well. Not sure if I'd dish out the $20/bottle but I will definitely keep Estee in mind while polish shopping.

Have a great afternoon!

This was a gift. Sometimes, people like me. Is that good enough for you, Federal Trade Commission?

Thursday, March 19, 2015

COLOR CLUB: Ticket to Paradise Collection Mini Set [Frozen Daiquiri, Tiny Umbrella, Sea-ing Blue, & The Islands]

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Color Club Ticket to Paradise Collection Mini Set

Hope you're not tired of Color Club haha, I have the Ticket to Paradise Mini Kit to share with you today. In this mini kit you'll find 4 of the 7 colors in the collection. Let me show you these adorable mini Color Club bottles after the jump!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

COLOR CLUB: Poptastic Pastel Neon Collection [Feathered Hair Out to There, Hot-Hot-Hot Pants, Disco's Not Dead, Under the Blacklight, Til the Record Stops, Meet Me at the Rink, & Diggin' the Dancing Queen],

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Color Club Poptastic Pastel Neon Collection

Sooooooo - Today is St. Patty's Day... and I told my self I'd do a themed mani for that day... problemo is, I never know what day St. Patty's Day is actually on LOL So that never happened! BUT today I have the brand spankin' new Color Club Poptastic Pastel Neon Collection to share. While they're gorgeous and awesome, fair warning - they're not flattering to my current skin status. But whatever, I still can't wait to share them with you!