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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Camp China Glaze: The Great Outdoors

**press samples**

It's so easy to get caught up in our daily routines losing sight of what matters the most - Life itself! 
We learned to glorify the word "busy" and has become a norm.  We're never really busy for what we think we like to do.  If you're reading this, you are probably making use of your free time! you ROCK!  grab a friend, DO NOT call him/her to try to find a mutually convenient date and time, GRAB him/her.  If you don't the answer will be "yea, let's get together, I'll let you know when I'm available".

If I'm wrong, God bless you.  If you make that outing happen, make it as simple as possible, as in a walk in the park, a hike nearby.  Enjoy the great outdoors.  

I LOOOVEEE hiking! I wish I would be hiking right now, but I'm needy so I need a buddy and all my friends are always "too busy" ha! you see!? 

Luckily, China Glaze found a way to make it easy for us to enjoy the great outdoors and the things we like to do, you know, like painting our nails ^_^ (insert excited emoji here) 

The Great Outdoors collection encompasses vast tones and textures of the wilderness.  Nature-inspired shades inspire you to ground yourself, even if for a moment, and appreciate the treasures of the great outdoors that shimmer, sparkle and wow!  and here they are:

All the names are sure to nail a good adventure.

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Now take a closer individual look at the development of our evening after a nice hike: (hypothetically)
S’More Fun: (Adventurous lemon lime crème)
Picture this citrusy fun shade while holding a nice golden brown glass of something nice. (scotch? yes please!)
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My Lodge or Yours?: (Natural mauve crème)
Pick wisely...
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Take a Hike: (Rich mossy green crème)
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...because I will be...
Sleeping Under the Stars: (Dark blue with stardust shimmer)
the shimmery stardust is a sparkly dream
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If you're lucky, you'll get ...
Free Bear Hugs: (Deep black red crème)
However, this shade stained me so this is one bear I do not want to hug without a strong base coat.
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I rather .... (Check Out the Silver Fox): Metallic gunmetal gray
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or what ....Wood You Wanna?: (Rich brown burgundy metallic)
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Gone Glamping: (Gold to green duo chrome)
It's definitely a mix of the new and the old! the duo chrome and sheer-ness of this shade will have endless possibilities, my favorite!! 
layer it, over or under or wear it alone.
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Pondering: (Deep amethyst duo chrome)
....my nails look exactly like the bottle, however, this natural wonder is something the camera lense could not capture.
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...to...Change Your Altitude: (Pebble greige crème)
This swatch displays some of my findings along the trail with traces of Cabin Fever, a Pink to copper dup chrome
 as well as ... Let’s Dew It: Multi dimensional blue gray glitter
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Here's some #campChinaGlaze inspired outdoors mani! 
what's better than hiking? seeing bear cubs play ^_^ in a camo outfit so I wont be detected. (like that will ever happen) 
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China Glaze® The Great Outdoors is available at Ulta
and Sally Beauty Supply, as well as fine salons. MSRP $7.50 for individual 
For more information, please visit www.chinaglaze.com or follow China 
Glaze® on Facebook (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Instagram (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Twitter 
(@ChinaGlaze) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/chinaglaze).

What do you think?? which is your favorite? 
I hope to run into you on the social media trails :) 

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

OPI Venice Collection: Fall Winter 2015

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The Fall|Winter 2015 Venice Collection mini set is made up of 
A Great Opera-Tunity - A pale peach creme
Worth a Pretty Penne - A light copper tone shimmer
Amore at the Grand Canal - Bright red
My Gondola or Yours? - A charcoal gray 

And together:  From my home to yours, a creme-gradient-stamping mani.  My Gondola or Yours? is not a high pigment color for stamping but it gave my mani enough for added glam.

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Hope you like it! 

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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Starlooks Addicts: Resort Edition: August Looksbook

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Starlooks has launched a brand new Looksbook Membership.  I have been reviewing the custom Starbox for a few months and find that the Looksbook is slightly different.
The Looksbook set is a themed box of three products specifically chosen by Starlooks professionals and curated to enable you to create a complete look instead of a selection of random products.  They are fashion-forecasted, PRO quality, HD and photo-compatible AND a "book" (more like a pamphlet) with tips and tricks to achieve the theme look and come in a super cute magnetic closure box. 
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Every item fits nice and snug inside the box, but I wish it didn't.  So I could re-use it.  What keeps the products in place is stuck to the box and it seems like I need super human powers to take out.  (I'm not very strong to begin with).
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This month's Looksbook may be a little nostalgic for many as it gives us the last sweet taste of summer and includes an Aqua water eyeshadow, Tropic Ritz highlighter/blush duo and a Jet Set lipstick in perfect size which means that I will most likely see the end of the contents before its expiration date, also means less clutter in my makeup drawer and more room for new things ^_^ 

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The lipstick is actually a little more peachy than in the photo below, yet loveable. 
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Use the set together for a perfect look. 

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I absolutely love the theme, product quality and size.

Looksbook v. Starbox??

As you know, with the Starbox, you are able to pick the products you want for that month which comes pretty handy when you need something specific or when you don't want that extra red lipstick.  The Looksbook, comes with pre-selected products curated for a theme which is great.  I love surprises and it comes with a "book" to help me get the most out of my new goodies.
Both subscriptions are $12 with free shipping and both include gift cards.

You can't go wrong.
If you don't want to spend time making your picks and still want celeb-worthy sets, the Looksbook is for you!

PREVIEW AND SIGN UP “MONTH-TO-MONTH” HERE:subscriptions.starlooks.com

or Sign up for a 3, 6, or 12 month “pre-paid” LooksBook® Membership here: Starlooks.com (and get your FIRST MONTH FREE)!

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