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Friday, December 26, 2014

Sherpa® Metropolitan Tote™ Pet Carrier

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The holidays is a very common time to travel with family and friends and furry family and furry friends unfortunately, it is not as easy as saying to someone "get in the car".  I have not seen too many pets that enjoy jumping into their carrier and cats, well... catch them if you can and they see how easy it is to get them in... NOT! 

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This is the Sherpa® Metropolitan Tote™ features adjustable hand carry straps, locking zippers, adjustable shoulder strap, machine washable faux lambskin liner, pebbled faux leather trim, large zippered accessory pocket, three mesh panels for ventilation, extra wide hinged top entry and mesh sunroof/headhole with locking clips for added security.

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This particular carrier is a very stylish one,  I love the gold accent and classy trim.

Now, I can't really test this for comfort but I have hired the best for the job.  I left the carrier on the floor and within seconds.  It was being inspected by Milo and tested by Maya.  She loved it so much she decided to groom while still inside

So it's very easy for them to get in and out or jump out in style.

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It opens up to comfortably carry your baby and closes thin for easy storing.

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Available in black or navy.
 Its best feature in my opinion is the wide hinged top entry.  If you have ever tried to get a cat into a carrier, you will appreciate this as well...

For more info and more carriers, visit the  Sherpa® website.

Carry them with love and safely in style.

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

goDog™ Bedzzz™

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goDog™is a fun lovin' brand from Quaker Pet Group featuring toys for dogs of all breeds and sizes. A wide array of goDog toys are available with tough Chew Guard™ technology. Chew Guard offers added durability to help toys stand up to tough chewers. goDog toys are bright and colorful! 

goDog also wanted us to try and tell you about their line of goDog Bedzzz.  They are durable beds built for naughty nibbling nappers.  Made with a durable mesh liner and double stitched seems to avoid frequent bed replacement.  They have 6 sizes for any breed and come in neutral colors to suit any home decor and avoid the pet-owned eye sores.

Meet Starburst (Beagle) and Chase (Golden Retriever) two months apart in age and inseparable since they were brought home.  However, they are now grown and have developed their very own personalities and of course, accompanied by the characteristics of their breeds.  

Something has definitely gown haywire (so to speak) with Starburst, he pulls when you walk, he barks, he cannot stand other dogs (other than Chase), he's very moody, he talks back (dog owners know what I mean) and NO toy NOR bed can withstand and survive one day or one playing session without being destroyed to pieces.  When he was a puppy, not a lot of furniture survived either.

He does better now.  We found ONE bed that made the cut and he stills likes it and takes good care of it, including not letting Chase on it.  Should Chase even attempt and ohhh boy!!! it's ON!!!! (it's fun to watch).  I still dont get why Chase would want to lay on it as Chase is now twice the size of Starburst.  

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but thanks to goDog Bedzzz Chase has now his very own large bed but look!!!!! Starburst has found his way to it and although Chase is not very happy about it....

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He tries to "talk" Starburst out of his bed as you can see....

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He is not having it. 
He likes it and has not chewed on it to shred it.  Chase has finally given up....

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and became the better "dog" and shares.. the bed is big enough for the two of them to nap

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or for one when the other one is out and about. 

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Surprise your pet and give it the gift of a good nap.

For more info visit their site: http://www.godogfun.com/

The bed is cozy, quilted and easy to clean.  Whether they shed and  I just want to remove hairs or wash the whole thing.  It folds easily for the rare occasion I need to put it away and most importantly, it is comfy for them and they love it.   Although it was supposed to be just for Chase.  Starburst is slowly but surely abandoning his prior bed which works for me because it was like a giant pillow, very inconvenient to have laying around the house.

Thank you goDog Bedzzz.!

Woof woof

see you next time.

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Gift idea and stocking stuffer

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 photo IMG_6717_zps764958bd.jpg I have had the privilege of reviewing this yummy kitty soap from Creations By Lynda made of an oatmeal base and smells like a Christmas tree, but it is not only meant for the cat-Christmas tree lover.  Soaps can be made of different bases, oatmeal, shea butter, aloe vera or cocoa butter and you can choose your scent from a wide variety and of course different soap shapes.

**seen here in shrink wrap** 
**smells delicious through the wrap**

Leaves your skin smelling delicious but more importantly feeling renewed and refreshed.

Retails for only $5.50 and you will sure be a gift with this custom made yummy-rich treat for anyone on your list.

Be sure to check out Lynda's website for more on soaps, candles, cuticle oils and of course, nail polish.
Lynda's nail polish is featured on this blog regularly so stay alert for upcoming posts

Also, Like Lynda on Facebook for reviews, swatches, product launches and PROMOS!

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Indie Invasion: Ellagee LE Winter Magic Collection

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Guess what's in the pretty toole bags ^_^ it's winter magic.

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Six LE (limited edition) polishes made of novelty glitters available only through 12/31/2014 and you, my fellow nail polish addict/indie supporter will want to have them.

Check them out and note the middle shot... .SPARKLES!!!! and they all come decorated with a removable crystal ring that you can borrow from the caps and a bag of nail art goodies and rhinestone rings, for your bottles, even though my bottles let me borrow them.

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Let's take a closer look.  To me, glitters compliment any color but potential is truly seen over black and white and being a holiday collection I chose NYC Crown Gold for tip effect. 

This is Chanukah Gifts 
" clear base with tiny bright blue metallic glitter with silver holo squares and triangles and gold holo dots to represent the traditional dreidels and gelt and comes with a small bag of silver holo bows for nail art."

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Look at Snowy Snowy Night
a clear base with rainbow iridescent glitters and silver holo stars and snowflakes in a mix of blue glitters and comes with a small bag of silver holo penguins for nail art"

Being a fan of blue, this really took my breath away... I would let it snow.

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This is Christmas Time in the City
a clear base with red and green glitters in various shapes and sizes and silver holo dots and bells and comes with a small bag of Christmas tree glitter for nail art"

Having visited one of the most beautiful cities in the winter, Medellin Colombia and NYC, of course, this is a true telling of Christmas Time in the City.

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Mele Kalikimaka, one of my favorite phrases, it means "Merry Christmas" in Hawaii.  Another beautiful place for the holidays, this took me back to gorgeous sunsets while at the Luau during my last stay there.

" a clear base with an island flavored mix of turquoise, emerald, and red holo glitters with silver holo dolphins and comes with a small bag of silver holo flowers for nail art."

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Baby It's Cold Outside... This one is perfect winter mood, I love the cuddly baby blue tint and snow flakes.

"a shimmery sheer base with white, pink, blue, and irridescent glitters in various shapes and sizes and pink and white snowflakes. Inspired by the frosty windowpanes after a snowfall. Each bottle is decorated with a removable sparkling crystal ring on the cap and comes with a small bag of larger white snowflakes for nail art. "

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and lastly, Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
'nuff said! This is the most magical of all

" a clear base with a mix of white, frost white, and iridescent glitters with just a bit of black dots and orange triangles and comes with a small bag of white snowmen for nail art."

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They have all passed my black/white/gold test and can definitely highlight any other color "undies" you may want to apply over.
Show it off alone or stamp over it.

They are seen here in one and two coats all topped with Ellagee's Glass, a fast drying top coat.  The special glitters, like the stars seen below or the dolphins on Mele Kalikimaka do not have to be fished.  They are evenly distributed on the polish so you dont have to saturate your nails to get a dolphin or two.  They are glitter polishes, so consider glitter removal techniques and they are simply gorgeous! <3

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I was playing with my polishes over post it notes and really liked this coat of Christmas Time in the City.  If you like it too yaay... if not, keep scrolling... I promise it gets better :)

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This is Mele Kalikimaka over Pennywise, a cooper metallic, can't say was my first choice for a combination but I just wanted to really take it back to Hawaii and these colors simply matched the Honolulu ambience (in my head) during the holiday season ^_^ dolphins included.

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Lastly, here's what I am wearing RIGHT NOW!! ^_^
I built a snow man using Panther from Color Me Monthly and Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

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Here's a shot of all the nail art goodies included with each polish to celebrate the season.

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Pre-order will commence on November 1st. and shipping will start on November 10th
so be there or be squared because the shop will be closed from December 1st to the 18th. and you'd want to get them before then and remember they will only be available up until December 31st.  ;)

Ellagee is unique handcrafted polish and is big 3-free
Each polish can be purchased HERE for $9.50 or you can get the set of 6 pretties for $45.

Be sure to like Ellagee on Facebook for more info on releases, swatches and promos.


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Monday, October 27, 2014

Indie Invasion: Creations by Lynda - Yule Be Festive Collection

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Time really flies, not too long ago we were anxiously awaiting the release of spring polish collections and now we're ready to talk winter and holidays ^_^

Inspired by Christmas, Yule and New Year's, Creations By Lynda brings us four winter/holiday polishes to be released this November 3rd.

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Let's take a closer look.  

First up is Winter Bells.  A holographic silvery gray with blue tint.  Seen here in two coats.  Brush strokes were visible with the first coat and disappeared with the second.  I did not use top coat and every time I looked at my nails it reminded me of Elsa from Frozen.  My mani looked like Elsa's kiss. 

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2 days after applying, I wanted a refreshed manicure but was still enjoying my color so I decided to add some rhinestones from PixelPiece store and round stamps and taa-daaa! new mani!

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Glowing Yule Log is a holographic antique gold shade seen here in two coats.  I was careful when applying watching for brush strokes.  Holographic effect was appreciated indoors and outdoors.  My hands were simply glowing.  I think this color would really compliment any skin tone.  

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Again, a refreshed mani.  :) 

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So far, you can really tell I am really enjoying this collection.  Take it from a gal that cannot wait to get home after work to do her nails every day using a different polish.  I have been wearing these colors for a few days each .. that's a record!!!

Up next is Sizzling Snow.  This is a glitter polish packed with various silver holographic glitter and pigment it just sparkles.... will make snow sizzle ^_^
Seen here over Glowing Yule Log and black

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and in this sparkly glowing bling mani using the three babies described above. 
I wore this for a Moroccan party at a place called Aladdin and trust me, Princess Jasmine had nothing on me ;) 

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Lastly is Merry Glitzmas.  Another glitter polish with various red, green and gold glitter as well as holographic pigment for the added sparkle.  Seen here over black and red.  Ready for holiday festivities and glam.

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What a fabulous collection to take through the holidays... Get your very own.  They will be released November 3rd. each one is priced at $10 (I know it's a little higher than normal but this is due to the holographic pigments) support indie makers.

All of these pretties are “5 Free” which mean they do not contain Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toulene, Dibutyl Phtalate (DBP) or Camphor.  All products are made by hand in a smoke free environment.  Lynda does not test on animals and does not knowingly uses anything in her creations that is tested on animals.  Perfect formula and quick to dry.

Creations by Lynda does not only consist of nail polish.  She also makes soap, soy candles, cuticle oil and more.
PLUUUS Lynda is super cool and also loves cats :) 
Stop by her shop
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Sunday, October 26, 2014

LOTD: falsies. yay or nay??

I like falsies but I had never been brave enough to wear them to an important event until this week... 

I wanted to go for something different and I did... I had to tell my mom to keep an eye on them though because I was worried they would hang from the side of my eye and i wouldnt see it and of course, make a fool of myself with a major makeup/falsie fail.   To think that it was my shoe strap that broke off and no problem with the falsies, but that's another story for another day.


In case you are wondering, I am wearing compact powder Naileen #2, Mineral Hygienics glow bronzer, colors from a Starlooks palette and black shimmery eyeshadow from victoria secret.  Falsies are from Kiss and mac lip gloss (only have one application left, if that,...sad)

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