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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Go Pink Wednesday # 5

Go Pink Wedensday
Today is the last Wednesday in October and final day of the Go Pink Wednesday event by fingerpaintingfingers in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Click to see all manis Week 1Week 2Week 3 and Week 4.  Through out the month I've read stories from the other bloggers and fans and sooo many survivors thanks to early detection.  Please, look into screening and listen to your body.  Be a pink ribbon.  Don't let the ribbon turn black once the battle is lost.  

On a happy note, I have been away all this week, but thank goodness for the ability to schedule a post.  I am packing and running around like a busy bee so please excuse the lack of effort for this mani.  Although I wanted to do a pink Halloween mani my timing just didnt work :(  but I think it's not too shabby! 

This is my first Orly that I  got for $0.50 on Copious.com.  When you sign up at copious.com you receive a sign up  bonus of $10.00  off a $50.00 purchase How enabling is that??  and often, Copious releases even more bonuses to spend as you may like, that's how I was able to get this gorgeous Orly.   I decided on this color since I, God willing, will be on vacation in Hawaii.   I should be there by the time this post publishes.  EEEEK!  and the name of this polish is Hawaiian Punch (how appropriate) :D 

Anyway, when you use my direct  invite http://copious.com/invites/5011a4f76058f1724f00a5d5, you earn an invitation bonus of $10.00 to use right away.   yeap! $10.00!!  (that's how I got this baby for 50 cents) GO NOW!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Halloween!!!!!!!!!!!! from the land of Aloha 

Embellished with Rainbow Honey A little Kindness 

and BM-321 image stamp. 

let me know your thoughts :) I love reading your comments and Feel free to post your pink manis on any of our pages or directly to Finger Painting Fingers' page. 
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Monday, October 29, 2012

ENTER TO WIN personalized story book

I See Me!
Hurricane Sandy has landed,,,, fallen trees, power outtages, luckily, except for my flight to Hawaii being cancelled, I have not been affected (yet) but dont let that stop you from entering amazing giveaways.  Look at what I found :) 

I See Me! is having an "ABC What Will You Be" photo contest. Simply upload a picture of your little one along with a caption 
"When I grow up, I want to be ___________." to their entry page http://woobox.com/una2sb and you could win a $100 visa gift card, 10 runners up will receive a copy of their new "A-B-C What I Can Be!" personalized story book. Now through November 2nd.

taking pics of your little ones is perfect for stormy weather...  =)  enter and share... Good luck!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

What's in the October Look Bag?

The Look Bag is a LUXURY beauty sample club.  You'll get a bunch of samples of luxury trendy products for only $12.95 per month.  Ships free and you are guaranteed AT LEAST 2 full size products and the company makes a charitable donation for EVERY bag sold.  What I also found neat about this membership is that you DONT have to wait until "they" decide to send you your bag, whether the beginning, middle or end of the month.  You'll get it every month on or about the same time you joined.  So if you join today October 25th, you'll get your bag in a few days and your next one on or about November 25th :D

 I received the October bag as part of a product review.  The bag included:

York rejuvenating sunscreen lip balm SPF 15
Stila Sajama Mineral Matte Eye Shadow (full size)
Freeman Beautiful Body Wash
Pixi lip and line primer (full size)
POP Beauty Nail Glam Nail Polish (full size)

All premium-luxury brands :) and THREEEE full size products :)  and comes in a beautiful bag.

Try them and if you love any products, you can purchase them at thelookstore.com for 10% discount off of all participating brands.

All of this for only $12.95 is not a bad deal and is less than the price of ONE single item.  I personally love the Pixi lip and line primer which retails for $18.00 HERE check it out for yourself.   Luckily if I want it again, I can get to the Lookstore and get 10% off =)  (SCORE!!!)

They're also on Facebook be sure to like their page HERE
and follow them on Twitter

Pet Bowl Mat: Review and Giveaway

I received this great Pet Bowl Mat for a product review by Envision Home you may remember them from the Dish Drying Mat review and giveaway we had some time ago.

The pet bowl mat is a lot like the dish drying mat in that is super absorbent, easy to clean, folds and stores easily and is highly durable.  Available in Regular and XL for small and big pets.

I had always been a slave of my floor (I have to say Maya, my oldest cat was too) we both, yes, WE BOTH, constantly cleaned the floor to keep it tighty, Maya just cleaned to keep her food in the same spot not all over the floor.  Although I had a plastic placemat under her bowls, the mess always went to the floor and I had to sometimes clean it with my nails ughhh! my poor manicure!! and never dream of a water fountain (too messy).

Those days are long gone!  now I have two cats, and a water fountain for them, sometimes they do spill the water, but I dont worry, this mat is super absorbent as previously stated, if food spills it stays in the mat and OFF the floor.

It's super cute too! not an eye sore as my plastic placemat.  Looks stylish and fits right in with any decor.  As for cleaning it, simply machine wash with like colors in cold water, tumble dry low (I hang to dry) and DONE!

Try it for your self.  Enter below to win one THREE winners will be selected.  US and Canada ONLY.

Better yet, dont leave it to chance... Buy yours HERE.

It's soo cool my baby even lays on it!  =) 

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Garden Botanika: Shadow Primer

<FONT color=#808F50>Bestseller </FONT>Shadow Primer

I received a shadow primer as part of a product review from Garden Botanika a brand new company (at least to me) that uses only the finest botanically based formulas as super environment friendly,  cruelty free ingredients and reusable and/or recyclable packaging.

I had never used a shadow primer... yes, I've used foundation primer but never shadow primer.  So this was a first.  I applied it using my ring finger on the entire lid and it's like foundation for the eyes it IMMEDIATELY brightened the eyes. A little goes a long way.

It makes shadow application smooth and the shadow colors more vibrant, also, am a shadow blender and noticed a great difference when blending because my lids are so smooth.  Keeps my shadow from creasing and lasts all day.  More importantly, it's moisturizing because it contains shea butter.  I must confess... I have used it without shadow (blushed face) just to "freshen-up" my face when I dont want to wear much makeup.

Shadow primer can be purchased HERE for only $13.00 (not bad at all)
Be sure to check out their Website and Like them on Facebook..

top shows with and bottom without.

OPI's First International Short Film

Instict of Color launches today... see it below

OPI Announces Brand’s First International Short Film

                OPI pays hommage to its Culture of Color with the international launch of its first branded film. Set to the French DJ band C2C’s “Down the Road,” the video features a surrealistic dance-off between four female dancers and a gorgeous Thoroughbred, as trained by equestrian stuntmaster Mario Luraschi.
                 Named after OPI’s classic black nail lacquer, Lady in Black (known as Black Onyx in North America) brought to the film a repetoire of moves including tap steps and dancing en pointe, while showcasing bestselling OPI colors on her hooves.
The film’s four featured lacquers – Pink-ing of YouRed My Fortune CookieNeed Sunglasses? and No Room for the Blues– each represent one style of dance and one overarching theme, illustrating OPI nail lacquer as a means of self-expression.
“I always say that nail lacquer can change your look – and your outlook,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP and Artistic Director. “Today, nail color can convey feelings and emotions, expressing on the outside what the wearer is feeling on the inside. In this short film, four women communicate through dance and color. With a trained Thoroughbred who could replicate the dancers’ moves with very little digital enhancement,  we were able to capture the unique, energetic and creative culture that epitomizes the OPIbrand.”
The video launches worldwide on October 24, 2012. Please visit OPI on YouTube to view!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Bundle Monster: Image Plates 2012 Collection

It's Halloween but this monster has nothing to do with it ;) it's Bundle Monster a site with amazing deals for home, beauty and personal care, an array of accessories and... ready for this.... IMAGE STAMPING PLATES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

You may already know that I am in total love with stamping.  Although, my favorites are still freehand designs, who has time for that???   I wish I did but the truth is that I dont! I do my nails way too late at night am too tired to concentrate and with minimal effort I can have beautiful designs stamped and with this gorgeous set who can resist.  

This is the Bundle Monster Image Plate 2012 Collection that I received as part of a product review.

I was told that the plates might take anywhere from 15 to 30 days to ship and ughhhhhhh!!!!!! because it ships from Hawaii (how lucky are they to work there) but I was pleasantly surprised to have gotten them in 5 days! Shipping is super fast (provided that there are no hiccups along the way).   Bundle Monster offers a great return policy so you are sure to be satisfied as well.  Even if an item is purchased as part of a bundle you can return it individually for replacement.  See it HERE

Here are some of the designs I have made with this set. 

Rainbow Honey ONI and BM-305


October is not only celebrated because of Halloween but also because of Breast Cancer Awareness Month so in honor of this cause BM-321

This nail plate set comes with 25 plates featuring 6 designs on each plate equaling a total of 150 designs for only $21.99. Don't get intimidated by stamping it's done by professionals but also by nail enthusiasts like ourselves. This set makes a great gift too. 

The images are very easy to transfer and you are sure to find one for EVERY occasion.  No more wondering and pondering what to do on your nails ... well, never mind that.. there are so many choices.. good luck picking a favorite.

PLATE SPECS: Plate Dimension: 5.5cm in Diameter. Make and Finish: Made of Stainless Steel and has a shiny, glossy finish with a "Bundle Monster" paper backing and come in a distinctive case.  Does not take up too much room in your nail art supply bag or box.  Easy to clean and store.  

Be sure to check out their site and follow Bundle Monster through their social media platforms.  I personally love their Facebook page.  They have tons of pictures from fans and customers great source for ideas and inspiration. 

Website: www.bundlemonster.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bundlemonster
Twitter: www.twitter.com/bundlemonster
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/bundlemonster

Go Pink Wednesday: #4

Go Pink Wedensday
Today is the fourth Wednesday in October, and fourth day of the Go Pink Wednesday event by fingerpaintingfingers in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Click to see all manis Week 1Week 2Week 3. There has been an amazing turn out with over 50 bloggers participating to honor this amazing cause.

Breast cancer affects waaaaaaaay more women than men!! PLEASE! get yourself checked out! look for signs of abnormality and more importantly, LISTEN TO YOUR BODY! 

For the background color I used Misa Nail Lacquer Hotter Pink

Decorated with BM-317 and the touch of bling with Rainbow Honey A Little Kindness. 

let me know your thoughts :) I love reading your comments and Feel free to post your pink manis on any of our pages or directly to Finger Painting Fingers' page. 
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Indie Invasion: Vivid Lacquer

Brand new Indie Invasion (for this blog) !! :) 
As part of a product review, I received these three babies from Vivid Lacquer.   

from left to right:  Autumn Harvest, Have Fun Storming the Castle and Sketchbook.
ANNNNNNNND I love her logo "" so classy and sassy.
You are going to love these! 

Sketchbook was the perfect additive to a french manicure.  For years, all I ever did to my nails was this plain, good 'ol french tip, not that is perfect but I've gotten a lot of practice, until I discovered the  addictive world of nail polish of EVERY color.  

gorgeous over the white.. but I wanted the tip to stand out so I simply re-painted the white tip for this look. 
I got a lot of compliments with this mani and who doesnt love compliments??

Sadly you can't appreciate the shimmer from the tiny glitter (pixiedust) that makes a part of this gorgeous polish. 

Next up is Autumn Harvest.  Believe it or not, my background color is simply my base coat.  

Autumn Harvest is another celebration of color... It just seems like  fall party with its bright colors at its best like the picture below I pulled off the net.   A combination of colors and shapes for a perfect harvest of wonder.

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I wanted to go with a stripe of colors and stamping on the other side.  But I was so happy with the achieved design that I decided to leave it as is.  

Lastly, Have Fun Storming the Castle.  This is a beautiful blue with black and different shades of blue glitter and hexes, as well as silver (what I call pixie dust)

here;s over white and naked on thumb. 

Look at that beautiful sparkle <3 

Although my favorite is Autumn Harvest I got way too many compliments on Sketchbook =) 

Vivid Lacquer also makes image plates for stamping and can be found HERE.  Be sure to check out her store for more great items and like her page on Facebook.

What do you think?? I love reading your comments!  which one would you say is your favorite???

Thursday, October 18, 2012


UGHHH! Facebook makes it very hard for page admins to continue having fun.  It wants us to pay to promote our updates, pictures an other posts.  If we don't pay ($$) for it then less than 10% of the fans will get to see posts.. you'll miss a
ll games and fun and giveaways.  I wish I could pay but I just cannot afford to pay money every time I post on Facebook just to make sure you get to see my updates.  There are ways though for you to be able to see your favorite pages' posts on your newsfeed... Either "like", "comment", &"share" their content or

1) Make sure you are the fan page from your computer (it won't work from your mobile)

2) On the right hand side of the page next to the "like" button there is a drop down "gear" box.

3) Click on that drop down box & click on the "add to interest list"!

and do this for ALL the pages you love and follow and
Thank you so much for your continued support! ♥
Also subscribe to blogs, so you really dont miss anything at all!!!!!!



Mineral Hygienics Makeup: Review and Tips

#1 rated Mineral Makeup Mineral Hygienics sent me samples of their amazing product as part of a product review and I am positive you're going to love it too. 

I reviewed 2 shades of Foundation (medium and light).  They have 14 available colors, you are sure to find your match and offer 100% color match guarantee and 100% money back guarantee.   Anyway with 14 shades available you are sure to find the right one but how do you choose??  They can help you too! just click HERE.

Also reviewed finishing powder (available in silk translucent or matte)  a bronzer (cool kiss) and a Kabuki Brush.  

Besides being beautifully packaged.  It works beautifully too!!!!! 
it is made with only 4 ingredients, which means 0% oils, talc, fragrances, bismuth, synthetics, fillers, parabens or BHT (which I dont know what it is but it sounds bad).

easy to get to, containers dispose the right amount, I had a hard time getting this much out for the pic but went back inside easy.  I hate it when your makeup is spilled because of faulty containers.  This one checks ;) 

This is my skin approaching its worst days of the month (if you know what I mean)


and this is after application of the sheer mineral foundation.  A mix of light and medium shades. 

After one layer
Application with the brush is flawless.   To apply begin by buffing in a circular motion around the perimeter of your face and work your way towards the center ending with your cheeks and chin.   Blend blend blend!!! and re-apply for more layers as needed depending on the coverage you want and for special occasions or an added glow use the silk translucent ., I think of it as the "top coat" for the face (my nail polish loving friends will understand ;) 

On a regular day, my skin doesn't have the undesirable bumps or uneven tones as it does above but I wanted you to see my skin at its worse.  I liked it very much because it doesn't clog your pores, skin is vibrant it simply works as it says it will, leaves my skin feeling and looking youthful, not flaky and dry, so good, I really feel I could sleep with it on, in fact I have and my skin doesn't feel as if it was stuck to the bones.   I also love the healthy glow from the light bouncing off my face. =) 

Keep in mind that it takes a few seconds, sometimes minutes, for minerals to warm up in your skin so a little goes a long way.  

You can buy a mini starter kit for $29.99
For more product info visit mineralhygienics.com and for tips click on "Tips and Tricks"

Be sure to like them on Facebook for special offers and updates.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Kor Water Vessel : Review and Giveaway

KOR Aura (750 mL)

As you know, am a very outdoorsy person.  I love hiking, biking. walking, (not running), riding (my vespa-wanna be scooter), etc.  It is imperative that we stay hydrated during any physical activity.  But you also want to do this in style.  Help keep water bottles away from landfills by using a reusable vessel.

I received the Kor Aura water vessel as part of a product review and I love it.  It comes in different colors, holds 750 ml (500ml also available).  Features ergonomic design for easy grabbing and my favorite feature is its hygienic spout.  It is a wide spout of the perfect size so water splashing all over yourself but it is also covered at all times so that if you're running with it, dirt and dust don't get to your spout and into your body (yuck).

Kor Vessels are super chic. They're inviting to drink from.  Handle easy to grab and go, the rim is slightly curved so your lips rest on it comfortably.  Fits perfectly in my car's cup holder (major brownie points for that).  Easy cleaning, simply open and wash (major major brownie points for that) most reusable bottles with time start showing some grime around the spout and it's hard to get to that when cleaning.  (my bike's bottle did that I had to throw it away it grossed me out).

BTW: I love their logo. 

Kor is a member of 1% for the Planet which is "a growing global movement of more than 1000 companies that donate 1% of their sales to a network of more than 3000 approved environmental organizations worldwide"  

It's durable, dishwasher safe, made with Eastman Tritan (vessel body), polypropylene (cap) and food grade silicone (seals)  Visit their site to see all vessels and to get your own, or you can enter below to win your very own (US ONLY) which retails for $14.99. 
When you purchase a vessel, it is $4.99 flat rate shipping and free shipping on order of $50.00 or more.

Ocean Protection - Container Recycling - Watershed Protection - and Global Water Crisis.
Learn more about Thirst for Giving.  www.korwater.com/tfg
By purchasing any KOR vessels, you help raise funds and awareness for critical water related causes. Join their mission to protect and celebrate water.

KOR also offers clothing and accessories

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