Monday, April 23, 2018

Sally Hansen Summer Solstice Miracle Gel Collection Swatches

Hey all!

Sally Hansen presents their latest launch in their "Travel Stories" series and I have two to show you!

There are 8 summer shades in the Sally Hansen Summer Solstice Collection. 

Golden Glow
"Extend your summer glow with a metallic gold."
There's some pink in here, hopefully you can see it in my swatch.

Sea Gals
"Make it a magical mermaid moment in this shimmery aqua blue"
This is a pretty icy blue that'll look great at the beach!

I do not have the rest to swatch, but I'll list them for you!

After Altar Take it to the dancefloor post-vows in a soft & subtle light nude.

Forever Together It’s fate! Raise a glass to a go-with-anything dusty purple.

 I Lava You Whisper sweet nothings donning a perfectly pearly pink (available in a duo pack with Miracle Gel Top Coat). 

Just Wanna Have Sun Enjoy bright, sunny days in a red-orange tint that evokes a tropical sunset (available in a duo pack with Miracle Gel Top Coat). 

 Koi Coral Spend days snorkeling in a cool coral shade.

Ocean Daze Pick a marital-minded mint crème shade for your seaside escape.

With Sally Hansen Miracle Gel®, you’re just 2 simple steps away from a gel-like manicure that removes easily with regular nail polish remover:
1.     Apply two thin coats of Miracle Gel color to clean, bare nails.
2.     Apply one coat of Miracle Gel Top Coat to activate curing.

The Miracle Gel Top Coat must be used in tandem with Miracle Gel color for a high-gloss, mirror shine manicure that is more durable than traditional nail polish. No U.V. lamp needed!

 The new, limited-edition “Summer Solstice” collection will be 
available in May 2018 at Walgreens. Sally Hansen Miracle 

Gel® and Miracle Gel Top Coat will retail for $9.99 each. 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Pink Gellac Starter Kit Review

Hey everyone!  I have a, new to me, gel polish system to show you today!  

Pink Gellac sent me their Gel Polish Starter Kit to try.  The kit came with everything you need to apply a flawless gel polish manicure.

Included in the kit:
Base Coat
1 Gel Polish Colour
Ultra Shine Top Coat
10 Remover Pockets
LED Lamp
Nail  File
Orange Woodstick
10 Cleaner Pockets

The shade included in my kit was Pink Gellac 182 Dynamic Pink

I did a full Manicure using the whole system and it wore very well.  I did make sure to prep my nails well before applying.  If you are new to gel, and are unsure how to prep, the  Pink Gellac Starter Kit does have a comprehensive manual to guide you through the process.

Removal was easy.  I buff off the top coat and then soak with the included remover pockets.  By the way, I really love the ease of wrapping up the nail with the remover pockets.  Again, if you're new to gel, the manual will guide you through.

You can order the Pink Gellac Starter Kit at  I visited the website at the time I made this post and it's listed at $49.50, which is a fantastic deal considering it includes every single thing you need to do a gel manicure.  

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed my review!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Jesse's Girl Lipstick Swatches

Hey!!!  I hope you have had time to read my Jesse's Girl Glow Stix review.  When I received the PR package for the Glow Stix, Jesse's Girl also included a lot of their lipsticks!

I did a quick swatch of all the shades for you.

The formulas are creamy, some are matte, but all wear comfortably.  These are great lipsticks and they come in several shades.

They will look amazing with Jesse's Glow Stix as a topper!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Jesse's Girl Glow Stix Holographic Lip Gloss Swatch and Review

I am a huge fan of holographic anything, so I was excited to be asked to try out Jesse's Girl Glow Stix Holographic Lip Gloss.

These glosses have liquid crystal technology and holographic effects that make them look magical!

I did not know holographic lip gloss actually existed.  When I opened the package my daughter and I both were like, whoooaaaa.  The really do look like they're glowing in the bottle.

As you can see from my swatches, some are more pigmented than others.  There's a Glow Stix for any occasion.

From Top to Bottom:
Red Dawn

These can be worn alone or over one of your favorite lip colors as a base.  The new sleek packaging contains over twice the previous volume of the original packaging.  

Jesse's Girl Glow Stix line retails for $9.95 each.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Hard Candy Plumping Serum Swatch and Review

Hard Candy has launched a new lip gloss line for Spring 2018!

Hard Candy Plumping Serum is a volumizing lip gloss that comes in a 24 shade range.  I have seven to show you!

Press Sample

Hard Candy Plumping Serum is super shiny, volumizing, hydrating lip gloss that is formulated with Hard Candy's exclusive Plumping Serum System.  Formulated to deliver hyaluronic acid to plump skin and quickly minimize the appearance of fine lines while fruit extracts add hydrating volume.  

Top to Bottom:
Sugar Sugar
Barely There
First Kiss
Dirty Mind
Skin Deep
Max Pout

All of the glosses have that ticklish feeling as the hyaluronic acid works to plump your lips.  It's not super intense, just a slight tingle.  I did notice a fullness to my lips about 10 minutes after I applied the gloss shade.  In my opinion, these are great lip glosses and I prefer to use them on their own.

Let's talk about the Max Pout Serum Shade.  It is way more intense than the tinted glosses.  If you're looking to plump your lips before applying you favorite lip stick, this is the one you want.  Apply this ONLY to your lips, let it sit for about five minutes, then blot it off and apply your lipstick.  It will sting for a little bit as it works, but it's worth the payoff of a plump pout.

Hard Candy Plumping Serum is available at Walmart and are $6 each.  There's a shade for everyone!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Zoya Naked Manicure Hydrate and Heal System

Winter is, hopefully, over and it's time to repair the damage to dry winter skin.

Zoya has formulated a system to improve dry hands and body with the Zoya Hydrate and Heal System.

The idea is to spray your hands with the mist, massage into hands and/or body, and follow with the lotion.

I have tried this system and do enjoy the formulas of the spray and lotion.  The scents are very light and pleasant.  I tend to use whatever lotion that's on sale at the grocery, and I can definately tell Zoya s lotion is a lot better than what I have been using.  Just using it one time improved my dryness, where I usually have to reapply my other lotion a few times to see improvement.  This is my first experience with a spray before lotion, and it's a great combination.

The Zoya Hydrate and Heal System is really fantastic.  

The polishes I used in my picture are Zoya Lux and Jordan....speaking of, I did this mani using Jordan and I don't ever want to take it off!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Zoya Thrive Collection Spring 2018

Hey everyone!

Are you excited for spring?  I know I am.  Schools were just called out for snow, again, and the snow day excitement has worn off.  So, c'mon spring!

I have the Zoya Thrive Collection for Spring 2018 to show you today!  It's just what I needed to put me in a spring mood.

All of my swatches are shown in two easy coats.  I did not have any problems with formula or application.








I'm sure you can guess which one are my favorites: Haruko and Brandi!  I'm really liking that Zoya is adding shimmer top coats in their collections.  If you don't have Leisel or Leia in your topcoat collections, you really need them!

The Zoya Thrive Collection can be purchased through

ZOYA.COM $10 ea.(US)


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