Tuesday, February 24, 2015

SinfulColors Spring Fever Collection

Bid farewell to the winter blues!! It's time for rebirth, rejuvenation and freshness this spring.  Catch a little spring fever for Spring 2015 with
SinfulColors.  Bust out of your winter nail rut with a comprehensive collection of 24 bold, vibrant and unexpected shots of color that capture three major nails trends of the season.  Traditional, soft pastels get an invigorating update with creamy shimmer and glitter.  Mood boosting zesty oranges, bright yellows and greens invoke an energizing palette of citrus-inspired colors guaranteed to invigorate your spring awakening.  And calm blues, purples and teals are enhanced with iridescent toppers that make for a decorative and decadent take on classic shades.

Create your freshest mani ever with these 24 daring and exciting pigments for Spring 2015 from SinfulColors:

Cloud 9: Perfect orange
Cream Pink: Bubble gum pink
Energetic Red: A classic fire engine red
Feel The Vibe: A bright splash of juicy orange
Gold Medal: The perfect metallic gold
Innocent: Green apple
Let's Meet: Luxe lemon yellow
Let's Talk: Royal purple
Nail Junkie: Sparkle-infused aqua
Navy I Do: True navy blue
Sail La Vie: Cerulean sea blue
Savage: A matte turquoise that pops
Tempest: A subtly seductive purple
Thimbleberry: A crushing shade of coral
Why Not: A clear sky blue

Flight To See: Prismatic plum
Prized Plume: Iridescent peacock-feather blue
Sheer Flight: Bejeweled emerald

Horizon Shine: High-shine crimson red            
Ring The Belini: Metallic tangerine feather blue
Zest Of Times: Lustrous magenta

Flower Power: Baby pink speckled with white & fuchsia
Petal Be The Day: Royal blue and purple confetti
Standing Bloom Only: A creamy mango with magenta flecks

$1.99 at Walgreens and other mass retailers for Spring 2015

Which colors from this collection are you hoping to get your hands on?

Monday, February 16, 2015

A Little Update

I had every intention of posting a review of a little something I got from my mom and sister for Christmas, today.  I really did.  But then life happened.

One of my cats, Sydney,  suddenly became very ill over the weekend.  Today we got her to the vet to find out what was wrong.  After an examination there were a couple possibilities and the good news at that point was that there were no detectable tumors so it did not appear to be what we were expecting to hear (cancer). Some blood work was done and as we waited for the results I sat holding Sydney in my arms. She was bundled in a blanket because her temperature was very low.  When the vet came back - the results were that unfortunately it was the worst case scenario between the two most likely problems.  Her kidneys were failing.  She was only 7 years old.  The vet gave us our options and his honest opinion. Literally a week ago she seemed fine.  In a matter of just a couple days over the weekend she was hit hard with this.  The vet said even in a better overall condition the treatments to try to save her would likely not do anything but postpone the inevitable a little while.  Given that she was in such poor shape he felt she would not respond to treatment at all.

He asked if we wanted to discuss our options for a few minutes and I said yes.  Not because there was anything to think about - I just wanted to steal every last second with her as possible.

A little while later we signed the consent forms and said our final goodbye to our girl.  When asked if we wanted to be present I did not hesitate to say yes. I explained my thinking to the vet as "She's been there for us through so much, we can't abandon her now." He said no one had ever put it that way to him before and he liked that way of thinking.  I held Sydney's  head with one hand and rested my other hand on her little shoulder as he did what he had to do and,  just as I did with Jenna a couple years ago, I closed my eyes and silently told her I love her one last time. The vet's assistant cried along with us - she had totally fallen in love with Sydney instantly and was genuinely saddened by the situation.

I am now a bit concerned about our other cat Dusk.  He is an old dude at this point (he will be 15 soon) and is getting a bit frail and slowing down.  I worry about losing him to his grief over Sydney.  (It happens. My concern is not unfounded.) But I will cross that bridge when I get to it,  if necessary.

It has been a long and difficult weekend particularly today.  I abandoned my daily workout and calorie limit in favor of drowning my sorrows with far too much pizza and a couple donuts.  I will get back to it tomorrow (well I will try very hard anyway) but for tonight I need to wallow.  There are just some situations in life when emotional eating is the only option and for me this is one of them.

I miss my kitty girl already.  :( 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Pure Ice New Year New Hue Swatches

This collection is mostly glitters - y'all know how I love glitter!
Left to right: Rosy Glow, Purple Haze, Blue Hue, What's The Splatter, Flawless, Poppin' Bottles, Doll Face

All photos in this post were taken indoors close to a window with natural overcast light and no flash.  All colors are shown at two coats. The ring finger in all swatches has a coat of the Frost Finish Matte Top Coat. 

Rosy Glow is a sheer pink jelly with iridescent glitter. The formula is perfect. It has just the right amount of color and glitter. This would be a fun color to use for jelly sandwich manicures!

Purple Haze is the violet sister to Rosy Glow in all aspects.

 Blue Hue rounds out the jellies in this collection - same qualities as Rosy Glow and Purple Haze but in a pretty blue!

 What's The Splatter is a fun clear polish with black and white hex glitters in varying sizes. There is also holographic microglitter, which is very subtle and was hard to pick up on camera. The glitter disperses pretty evenly on the nails, with the larger pieces being a bit more sparse of course. Excellent for layering!

Flawless is a perfect light gold metallic polish. Absolutely perfect!

 Poppin' Bottles is a unique color. It is a sheer pearly silver with two sizes of small silver glitter, and packed with golden shimmer for a warm glowy look. Possibly my favorite shade from this collection! It looks lovely on its own but is sheer enough it would be ideal for layering.

 Doll Face is aptly described as "soft peach creme". This one gave me some slight streaking issues but nothing too problematic.

 Frost Finish Matte Top Coat is a good consistency and it dries quickly to give colors a satiny matte finish.

 Overall I think this is a really fun collection, particularly for fans of glitter.

 Pure Ice is available at Wal Mart for $1.97 each.

 The product(s) featured in this post were sent to me for review. All opinions are my own based on my experience using the product(s).

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Pure Ice - New Year, New Hue Collection Details

PURE ICE ™ is excited to introduce its collection – New Year, New Hue. Boasting eight new shades, which includes three color tints, and a matte top coat, this collection is sure to add a little bit of grit, and lots of glam to your nail collection. The collection gives the Pure Ice™ girl a selection of colors that allows her to play with color and texture to create looks straight off the runway – the ultimate way to get the look with the swipe of a brush. Whether it’s feminine & sweet, ultra glam, or rocker chic, the New Year, New Hue collection has an offering of shades to achieve any mood.  

The New Year, New Hue collection includes:

Doll Face – a soft crème peach  

Flawless – a frosted light gold with a metallic finish

Poppin’ Bottles – silver pearl with silver hex glitter and a gold iridescent finish

What’s the Splatter – clear with white and black hex glitter

Blue Hue – blue glitter hint

Pure Haze – purple glitter hint

Rosy Glow – pink glitter hint

Frost Finish – mattifying top coat

Pricing and Availability: The PURE ICE™ New Year, New Hue collection retails for $1.97 each at Walmart locations nationwide and Walmart.com

ABOUT PURE ICE PURE ICE, sold exclusively at Walmart locations and boasting as the retailer’s best-selling value nail polish for over 25 years, is a salon-inspired long-wear nail formula available in over 96 stunning and on-trend shades .The shade library contains a striking variety of colors and finishes – from iridescent pearls to bright creams, holographic and chunky glitters to mirror-like metallics; every shade is beautiful and unique.  Pure Ice nail enamels are free of formaldehyde, toluene and DBP. Each bottle is elegant and streamlined in design, with bilingual packaging that is compliant across markets in the US, EU and Canada.