I wanted to share with you a non-beauty post today. I recently tried out Boticca for the first time and wanted to share my experience with you. Boticca is an online shop/market that houses lots of different independent designers of jewelry and other accessories. I love finding unique jewelry that not everyone I encounter will own. Yes I do like some popular pieces from places like Tiffany and Co, but it is more important for me to be different and unique.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Who doesn’t love FREE beauty loot? Mama Fashionista and Use Me! Products are giving away a styling product worth $25 to one lucky reader!
Looking for easy summer makeup? Retrodiva checks out the lastest fromAnastasia Beverly Hills: the See and Be Seen Kit. Find out which products she’s super crazy about.
Olympic Skater Nancy Kerrigan wore her designs at the Olympics, and so have a gazillion brides, but now
Vera Wang has created a brand new collection that we can all afford. It’s for your FACE, not your body.
Alison Blackman of the Advice Sisterstakes a first look at the Simply Vera by Vera Wang makeup collection.
Not sure how to use a palette full of polka dots? Brooke from BlushingNoir shows you how to use MAC Powder to the People from Beth Ditto from your eyes to your cheeks!
Jessika aka polish insomniac hates brown polish… until a new polish from the land down under changed her mind!
Miss L from Beauty by Miss L shows her favorite eye brush set and tells why she likes it.
Lola from Lola’s Secret Blog is embarrassed to confess that she was confounded by the Hakuhodo Mizubake Brush for the longest time- that is until she tried it for the first time. This may just be one of the greatest foundation and liquid blush brushes ever made!
The Body Shop launches a new and cruelty-free makeup line with Model/Activist Lily Cole. Pammy Blogs Beauty checks out this super cute collection!
Hot weather skin woes? BeautyTidbits has got you covered with tips to Summerize your Skincare.
Nothing goes together better during summer than a tan and bright colors. Curls N Pearls has you covered with perfect turquoise jewelry to sport this summer.
Grab a sneak peak of the latest Sigma Beauty Expert Brow Design Kit to be released on July 23rd!
Need tools for perfect brows? Head to Spontaneous Chick for the billion dollar brows giveaway.
Wendy from Painted Ladies reviews the Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer … in haiku.
Get your nails ready for summer! Take a look at Geniabeme’s summer inspired gradient nails!
As a devotee to dark statement lips, the Stepford Witch tries out Tom Ford Lipstick in Black Orchid.
See what Janelle from Glamorous Mama thinks of her first purchase from Jewelmint!
Gia of Bottles and Bottles of Polish shares her favorite lip products of all time- NARS, MAC, Aquafina and more!
Mina loves Pacifica Color Quench All Natural Moisture Lip Tint! Check out her review and swatches of the new shade Sugared Fig at Fabulous Awesomeness.
Looking for the quintessential bronzer? The Beauty Professor sings the praises (and provides plenty of swatches!) of Rouge Bunny Rouge Bronzing Glow Powder in Netherway Cove.
Ashley from Peek.Ponder.Publish shares a simple flower nail design created with a bobby pin! Check out this cute mani.
Do you remember the first time you purchased a nondrugstore polish? BeautyJudyshares her first OPI, Route Beer Float! Swatches and sentimentalism in this week’s “Stash Attack!”
Mama Fashionista- In the on going quest to perfect her skin care routine, Mama Fashionista discovered a match made in heaven: LUSH's Angels on Bare Skin and the Clarisonic Mia!
My Newest Addiction Beauty Blog- Laura reviewed and swatched the Romantic Eye Shadow Collection from Too Faced.
Ishah x Beauty-What's on Ishah x Beauty's menu? A Glitter Sandwich! Lovely layers of shimmer, glitter and flakies.
Lucy's Stash-Parrot nail art manicure - Scarlet Macaw in the jungle painted with acrylic colours.
Liquor, Lube and Lipstick- I See Rainbows Everywhere! - Would you go to work with bright eye makeup? I did!
Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom- Milani browns are in the spotlight.
Adore-a-Polish- A little Colorstay for your day with this Revlon Colorstay Top Coat review.
Captivating Claws- Shows you an amazing green sparkly Zoya gradient
Cosmetics Aficionado -This Minnie Mouse Manicure is not only super cute and super easy, but it is short nail friendly!
Phyrra -Phyrra is in love with the cult product inspired by beauty balm creams, Illamasqua Skin Base!
Dorothy's Little Wonderland - What I brought with me during my travel adventure.
Beauty Product Review- A shiny face isn't pretty, check out what makeup product I used to get rid of shiny face!
Tolmu Rull tells all -Have you ever bought anything big and been insanely happy about it? Tolmu Rull's biggest beauty buy ever comes from Poland and weighs 12,5 kgs!
Shades of Beauty, Inc.- Klout Perk...Essie Mojito Madness
Emily Hudspeth, hair design and makeup artist - BB Cream. I found my favorite one and I want to share!
The Stepford Witch- Who doesn't love makeup that's meant to make our beauty routine simpler? Now let's see if Speed Brow is the right eyebrow product for the job!
The Polished Zombie -No need to call a medic, It's Just A Flesh Wound.
The Beauty Delicacy - Go Pastelle this Summer.
Beauty by Miss L -Do you want to know what was in this month´s Estonian monthly subscription box called Glambox?
Friday, June 29, 2012
I recently did a post on the Zoya Beach & Surf Collection polishes that I own and I am happy to be able to give one lucky winner two of the polishes from the collection: Tracie and Myrta. Tracie is a beautiful pale grassy green with a silver frost and Myrta is an orange coral with a gold and silver metallic shimmer.
I hope you are as excited about this giveaway as I am! I just want to say thank you to those of you that have followed me since the beginning and also thank you to those of you that just started following. I cannot express the way you all make me feel. I love being able to give back to you guys and was recently approached with a wonderful giveaway opportunity!
Thanks to Verve 360 Pittsburgh hair salons for providing the wonder Zoya polishes! When the winner is chosen I will e-mail you and get your address information so that they can mail you the prize. US only.
Thank you all!
Thank you all!
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
I wanted to share with you a polish that I have had for months (maybe a year) and never worn. Scherer Chameleon polish in Heat was a gift from a friend and although it is pretty I never reached for it. I was organizing my polishes the other day and when I stumbled across it, I decided I needed to change my mani anyway. :)
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
It is a particularly miserable rainy hazy day and I decided to polish my nails with the most upbeat color in the Beach & Surf collection: Kimber. I mentioned before that it reminds me of Jem and the Holograms (my all time favorite cartoon EVER) because it matches the haircolor of it's namesake.
Anyway, due to the rain the first picture is a bit hazy so I took a couple more to try to represent it as true as possible.
The picture above is with a flash. It shows the hot pink/fuchsia tones to the polish. It also has a gold shimmer to it but it isn't really picking up too well. The picture below is without flash and it looks similar but I feel it shows how the color leans a bit red.
Very simple mani. This is the beautiful Zoya Zuza. I was expecting it to be a touch more turquoise/blue but it really looks more greenish teal.
I kept the 2nd photo because I love the fact that the palm tree in my front yard is casting its awesome shadow in the background. :)
Sunday, June 24, 2012
The Beauty Blog Coalition members may not all be American, but we do love to celebrate all holidays with our friends, so we bring you the 4th of July Competition, with not one but two $300 USD Visa gift cards! All terms and conditions may be found at the bottom of the Rafflecopter widget. Please allow the widget to load in full. Competition ends 5 July 2012. You may enter on any of the blogs below - Rafflecopter won't allow you enter twice. You may tweet about the giveaway (the last option in the Rafflecopter) every day for extra entries!
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Saturday, June 23, 2012
Pink Sparklz- On Wednesday's we wear pink! Pink NOTD! Sinful Colors & O.P.I.
Mama Fashionista- Allow Mama Fashionista to introduce you to Evie Evan and the last concealer you will ever need (it's HG status)!
Ishah x Beauty- It's Girl's Night at Ishah x Beauty! Check out some good eats, drinks and my FOTD.
Phyrra- Wanna steal the spotlight? Phyrra tells you to break out the Anastasia See and Be Seen Kit.
Midnight Manicures- Water Marbling with Patricia, see this nail art technique at it's best.
Beauty Product Review- Discover the mask that has completely changed my complexion and made every night a spa night!
Cosmetics Aficionado- Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Creme Lipstick in Ballet might be your perfect Barbie pink.
Creatively Yours by Ro- Smooth out your edges with Carols Daughter Macadamia Hold & Control Smoother
Adore-a-polish- Get scrubalicious with this yummy grapefruit sugar scrub from Qtica.
Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom- Check out four lovely Zoya shades at Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom
Sincerely Stephanie- Looking for an easy way to do nail art? Check out how you can create art using your own fingerprints!
Shades of Beauty, Inc. It Works! BZZAGENT REVIEW: Smooth 'n Shine® Keratin Power Semi-Permanent Hair Tamer
Mani Curiously- The First 50 Giveaway Celebration! Come celebrate Dom & E's first follower milestone with this great giveaway!
Laura from My Newest Addiction Beauty Blog checked out the Hey, Sailor! collection from MAC and shared her review on the limited edition Fleet Fast blush!
Beyond Beauty Lounge- Easy Ombre with The New Black
The Beauty Delicacy- The sweetest shade of red gloss perfect for Summer
Beauty by Miss L- Check out Miss L´s bright summer eye makeup look
Emily Hudspeth, hair design & makeup artist- The Big Reveal is here! Part 3 or the "After" of the makeover series for this soon to be new mom, is on the blog. Next up, the makeup lesson.
Liquor, Lube and Lipstick- My latest hair adventure, combining my two favorite loves, neons and ombré hair.
Cosmetically Challenged- Cosmetically Challenged shows you what Orange Neon nail polish is all about with Sations "One & Only Orange" from the California Gleamin' Collection
Nails Beautiqued- It's summertime! Want some nailart ideas? How about some Wispy Flowers.
Dorothy's little wonderland- What should I do if I would like to change the skincare routine. Tips and tricks to minimize the irritations