19 July 2014

Nail Polish Canada Great Polish Giveaway of 2014

Hey guys!! I'm participating in the Nail Polish Canada Great Polish Giveaway of 2014, with help from NCLA, Cirque Colors, and Picture Polish!

For every blogger who participates, the polish they nominate will be added to the giveaway pile, up to 200 polishes!! And 1 person will win!! How amazing is that?! I'd freak out if I won.. haha!! The polish I nominated is Orly Gumdrop, a beautiful mint green creme. I picked this one because it's one of the first nail polishes I ever bought and it's one of my absolute favorites! I've had my current bottle for about 9 years! ;)

Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below! Liking me on Facebook and Twitter earns you extra entries!! :D Be sure to check out NPC's website to check out the other bloggers who are participating!! Good luck to you all!! :D

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Be sure to read the Terms and Conditions before entering! The giveaway is US and Canada only!

15 July 2014

Influenster TLC VoxBox Review

Provided for Review

Hey guys!! I was recently send the Influenster TLC (Tender Loving Care) VoxBox, which is great for moms on-the-go! I really love getting the VoxBoxes from Influenster and this was no exception! Keep reading for what I got and my opinion of everything!

  • Neosporin Neo to Go! | $4.97-7.50, prices may vary at different stores/locations - I'm a huge fan of Neosporin. Having two kids who are constantly tripping over their own two feet, we see a lot of boo boos! This is perfect for tucking away in your purse or diaper bag, or even stashing in your desk drawer for those pesky paper cuts!
  • Shell Fuel Rewards Network Card - I really need to start using this! The FRN program is a (free) loyalty program that helps save money on gas. Currently, new members can save 25 cents per gallon on the second fill and 3 cents per gallon after! I conveniently live down the street from a Shell station, so it would make sense to start using this since I get most of my gas there ;) And it's easy to use! Use swipe your card at the pump before you use your credit/debit card if you pay at the pump like I do!
  • Avon Anew Reversalist Express Wrinkle Smoother | $30 - I love Avon products.. I've loved them since I was a kid and my mom and grandma would order Avon. I was really excited about getting this product since I'm at the age where I'm starting to get fine lines and wrinkles, especially around the eye area. I've only used this a couple of times, so I haven't noticed any difference. This is supposed to "instantly" blur the look of wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. It's a cream-to-powder formula and does feel really silky.

    *If you're interested in checking out more Avon Anew products like this, be sure to check out AVON.com and use the code ANEW15 to receive 15% of your purchase of $50 or more! Code is valid until 8/1/14. (This is for direct delivery only!)
  • Puffs to Go: Puffs Plus Lotion | 49 cents per single pack, prices may vary at different stores/locations - With the cool weather hitting Illinois right now, these are perfect for tucking in purses, pockets, diaper bags, especially for me, since I seem to catch a cold whenever there is a dramatic temperature change. I love the Puffs Plus Lotion because it's soothing on your nose and doesn't feel like you're wiping or blowing your nose with sandpaper.. LOL.
  • Ivory Bar Soap | $3.99 for a 10-pack, prices may vary at different stores/locations - I'll be honest. I cannot stand bar soap. I don't like how dry and tight my skin feels after using bar soap, so I stick to shower gels. Ivory is 99.44% pure and contains no dyes or heavy perfumes. I probably won't use this in the shower, but since I'm a huge DIYer on cleaning products and whatnot, I'm going to search the interwebz for other uses! :)
  • Breyers Gelato Indulgences | $4.49-5.99, prices may vary at different stores/location - I've never heard of this before getting the TLC VoxBox. I'll have to look for these the next time I go grocery shopping. Currently, it looks like there are only 4 flavors.

Overall, this was another great box! Definitely a lot of stuff I'll be using! :D

*Products provided complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes

10 July 2014

Life in Lacquer July Nail Art Challenge AND Challenge Your Nail Art!

Hey guys!! I think I may have taken on a bit much with this, but I'm going to *try* to do two challenges this month!

Life in Lacquer is hosting the Life in Lacquer July Nail Art Challenge and I'm also participating in this month's Challenge Your Nail Art, with the theme being Embrace Your Geekness. Can you say that I totally geeked out when I saw what the prompts for today were for both challenges?! ;) I missed the first day on the Life in Lacquer Nail Art Challenge, but I did do the second one (with a blog post coming soon!) So now we're on the 10th, Film or TV Inspired.. scroll down for the CYNA themes!! Faaandom!!

Ahshjkghkdjhgjdkg.. that's how I pretty much was!! For those who know me, I am a huuuge Whovian/Doctor Who fan and I knew I wanted to do something themed around that. So what better way to represent Doctor Who than galazy nails and the TARDIS?! My freehand skills are non-existent, but I love how the TARDIS turned out!! :D

I used Milani Black Swift as my base color, sponged on Orly Gumdrop, Zoya Song, Audrina, and Purity, and added China Glaze Fairy Dust to the open black areas. I used white acrylic paint for the stars. I used acrylic paint for the TARDIS. My nail beds are so tiny I couldn't actually write Police Box on it :P

These nail art challenges are exactly what I needed to get back to blogging!! :D Until next time!! :D

Be sure to check out the other awesome nail art from a lot of talented people!!

02 July 2014

4th of July Nail Art

Press Sample

Hi guys!! I really wanted to get back into nail art since that's why I fell in love with nail polish to begin with, so here's something I did for the 4th of July!! :) I used Zoya Song as my base color on all nails, then using the plastic wrap technique, added random splotches to all my nails (except the ring finger) using Zoya Livingston, Purity, and Song. Almost looks like splatter nails! On my accent nail, I sponged on Shimmer Nichole. Not your typical 4th of July stuff, but I absolutely love it! ;)

I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday! I'll be enjoying a 3-day weekend and my daughter's birthday party on Sunday! Feel free to share your 4th of July nails on my Facebook page or tag me on IG @polishedandglittered or hashtag me with #polishedandglittered :D

Products in this post were provided for review. All opinions are my own. See disclosure.