Thursday, January 29, 2015

Barielle Gentle Breeze for Spring 2015

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Barielle presents the "Gentle Breeze collection, which reflects the soft, gentle, eclectic hues this most welcome and delightful season". I don't know about you, but I'm ready for spring! Bring on the brights and warmth! LOL

Heaven Sent is a soft aquamarine, aka the perfect mint blue color! This was 2 coats. This was one of my favorites!


Champagne Bubbles is described as a tangerine creme but my immediate thought when I was applying it was "peanut butter". I used three thin coats.



Pink Parasol is a soft strawberry pink, or a perfect bubblegum pink. This was 3 thin coats.


Gray Sky is a greige frost. I used 2 coats here.



Under The Sea is a scuba blue shimmer and it should be no surprise that I love this color! It covered in two easy coats. You might want to double up on base coat for this color, as it will stain a bit!



I will say the formula on all of these was about perfect, I did very very very minimal cleanup for all of the swatches.

What do you think of these colors? Do they say "spring" to you??

You can purchase Barielle nail polish at www.barielle.com.
Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

SinfulColors Flirt With Hearts 2015

 Hey guys!

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SinfulColors Flirt With Hearts collection is amorously appropriate for the biggest date night of the year or anytime you want to add a touch of flirty fun to your manicure.

24/7, a bright pink. I used 2 coats for this, but I would suggest waiting a bit before applying the second coat. This is a bright, but muted pink, if that makes sense!! It's not neon but it's brighter than it looks in the bottle.



GoGo Girl, a sleek candy apple red and a jelly! I used two coats, then I added a coat of Pinky Glitter and another coat of GoGo Girl to make a jelly sandwich.

It wasn't very visible in pictures, but more so in real life!



Daredevil, a neon pink with some blue shimmer. This was 3 thin coats.


Pinky Glitter, bright pink with a splash of sparkle. I layered one coat over 24/7 and GoGo Girl. You can see how it looks different over each polish. A great glitter to have in any collection!



You can find these polishes and more SinfulColors at Walgreens, Rite Aid and other mass retailers, retailing for $1.99.

I purchased Love Sprinkles, the newly released glitter polish from SinfulColors and layered one coat over Daredevil. I did have to fish out the hearts but it wasn't difficult.


Don't forget to follow SinfulColors on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday: Recreate a Celebrity Manicure

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Today's Twinsie Tuesday Prompt was Recreate a manicure inspired by a celebrity. To be really honest..... I think most celebrity manicures are either dreadfully boring or completely bizarre. So I kind of made up what I thought I would like to see a celebrity wear as a manicure. Whoops. Don't kick me out, lol!


I started with 3 coats of Nicole by OPI Feeling Very Cherry. Yes, three coats. It was still a bit patchy after 2 coats. Not cool, bro.


Then I added 3 coats of NOPI Southern Charm from the Carrie Underwood collection. This was sheer but understandable so, as it is a nude.

Then I topped it off with a coat of Lips Are Dripping Honey, also from the Carrie Underwood Collection.

I quite liked this look, actually. It was different for me, I think. What do you think? Do you think this looks 'celebrity' enough?

Don't forget to check out the rest of the Twinsies celebrity inspired manicures!


Savannah at Addicted to Polish
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amanda at Amandalandish
Alaina at The Little Canvas

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Monday, January 26, 2015

Epic Treat Yo Self Giveaway and Raffle Starts Now!

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Most of you know that @fashionfooting and @amanda_npe are basically the best besties ever but don't get to visit much, so we got creative and decided to host a raffle with the proceeds going towards a plane ticket for Amanda Z to visit Amanda A in Michigan (and some will also go to charity too because we are giving like that). We have some amazing sponsors lined up so the winner can receive a prize in the mail from us AND a shopping spree from some of our favorite stores as well. 

  • To participate, donate any amount to az270890@yahoo.com and each $1 increment will count as one raffle ticket. ($1=1 ticket, $5=5 tickets, etc.) Must be sent as a gift to family/friend for your entry to count. Otherwise, your donation will be refunded with a message to send it this way. There is no limit on the tickets you can buy.
  • Amanda will write the names down and have an assistant draw the winner on February 18. 
  • Following the sponsors is not mandatory but highly encouraged because they are awesome and generous and also so you can start making a wish list for when you win! 
  • Every day we will post more information on each prize, but this is the prize pack: $115 in gift certificates from @oohlalacquer @whimsicalcolor @cameocolourslacquers @sweet_heart_polish, two polishes of your choice from @prettyandpolishedllc, a prize from @northernstarpolish including 4 polishes and 2 scented cuticle oils, and packages of polishes from both Amanda's.

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I'm kinda jealous that I can't win this!! But I'm so glad that one of you can!! Good luck!! 

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Friday, January 23, 2015

Rimmel Mind The Gap, Victoria

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Today's polish is brought to you by Rimmel, via Walgreens, and then my wallet, ha. I saw a new Rimmel display a few weeks back and this periwinkle blue color just called out to me!

Mind The Gap, Victoria is a periwinkle blue creme polish and isn't it just so springy?? I love it! I used 2 coats.


I don't usually talk about wear time with polish because every polish is different on every person but this wore really well on me and usually polishes chip on me within a day. I wore this for 4 days with minimal chips! Color me impressed!!

Are you ready for spring colors??

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

NYC Smooth Skin Perfecting Primer Review

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The NYC Smooth Skin Perfecting Primer claims to even skin tone and minimize pores and lines while giving a luminous, natural complexion all day long.


At first glance, I thought this had straight up shimmer in it and I thought "nope, do not want this on my face!" so I tested it on my hand and was pleased to discover that even though it is a bit shimmery, it does leave a luminous finish on the skin and doesn't look like glitter.

The primer applies similar to a lotion, it does not have that silicone or powdery feel that some primers do. It definitely leaves a sheen to the face, but it is very minimal and looks natural and not like "whoa, her face is oily".



You can see the bottom half of my hand is more luminous than the top half. I did wear this for a whole day and didn't look shiny or greasy by the end of the day, which is always my greatest fear, lol!

What do you think? Have you tried this NYC Primer yet??

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday: Fandom

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Today's Twinsie Tuesday prompt is Fandom! I was kind of excited about this because I love fandom in general and when I think of fandom, I think super heroes. I love super heroes. Really, who doesn't love super heroes?? And if you are that person that doesn't... well, I just feel bad for you, lol!

So for this fandom post, I thought it was the perfect time to bring out my Fangirl Polishes that are based on the CW channel Arrow and Flash tv shows! This was the holiday trio that she released right around the time the CW showed the Flash and Arrow crossover episodes (which are also my favorite. Crossover episodes of any kind are my favorite!). I literally watched each episode 4 times the week they premiered.



I used two coats of Arrow on all my nails. Actually, it was three but that was because I did the base coat one night and touched it up the next night when I did the vinyls and glitter.

Then I used some lightning bolt vinyls that I won from Saira's giveaway a few months back. I'm not sure where the vinyls are from, sorry! And then applied two coats of Flash and promptly removed the nail vinyl.

I added two coats of Robin Laid An Egg which is a red, green, and gold glitter on the index and ring fingers. This polish is sold out and was LE, so it won't be back. Whoops.

To finish, I topped it off with my favorite HK Girl Top Coat. Anddddd I really love this. I showed my husband and he was like "cool". To which I replied "IT REPRESENTS THE CROSSOVER EPISODES!!" And then he told me I was a nerd. Whatever :-p I was clearly much more excited about this that he was, lol!!!

Be sure to check out the other Twinsies Fandom Manicures!


Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Savannah at Addicted to Polish



Talk to you soon!
Amanda