Thursday, November 20, 2014

SinfulColors Holiday 2014 Swatches

The colors in this collection all look stunning. As tempting as it was to opt for some of the colors that really scream "Christmas!" I chose shades that will work all year long. I love blues, silvers, reds, and golds for the holidays.

All photos in this post were taken indoors in natural indirect sunlight without flash. Colors are all shown at two coats without top coat.

Gilded: "A transparent shimmer with gold and red" - This description doesn't do this color justice, it is stunning! It starts with a sheer shimmery white base that is packed with tiny red glitter and golden flakies. Flakies! One coat is sheer enough for layering (and looks fabulous and oh so very Christmas-y over a good deep green). This color is absolutely gorgeous!




Ice Dream: "Cerulean glitter with a translucent silver base" - This is a lovely full coverage glitter. It is a clear base packed with silver microglitter and small bright blue glitter. Like "Gilded" one coat is just sheer enough to layer. At two coats, as you can see by the swatches, it is still a bit sheer. With four coats it is fully opaque on the nail. The density of the glitter makes this an ideal one to use for glitter gradients!





Twilight Twinkles: "Brilliant flakes of gold" - This one is stunning in its simplicity. It is a clear base with irregularly shaped/sized metallic gold flakes. You can brush this on normally for a very sheer coverage, or dab it on for more coverage. The shiny finish of this one is amazing and very gel-like.




Last but not least, Cinderella: "An illuminating pastel blue" - Possibly my favorite blue polish I have ever tried, this color is gorgeous! The formula was quite thick, I had to add a couple drops of thinner to make it an ideal consistency to work with. It is the perfect "baby blue" loaded with gold-pink micro flakies. Yep - more flakies in this collection! Y'all know how I love flakies!




I don't think I could pick just one favorite from these four shades. They are all fantastic.

The holiday 2014 collection from SinfulColors - a whopping 22 color collection! - is available exclusively at Walgreens for $1.99 each.

Don't forget to like SinfulColors on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/sinfulcolors and follow them on Twitter @ https://twitter.com/SinfulColors_NP to keep up to date on the latest colors and collections!




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).

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SinfulColors Holiday 2014 Collection Details



Get Ready to be Holi-dazzled 


SinfulColors Holiday 2014 

We're not just dreaming of a snow white Christmas - it includes a dash of silver, purple, green, a mélange of gorgeous blues, hints of gold and stunning glitter. These must-have holiday hues from SinfulColors are perfect stocking stuffers and are a sure-fire way to up your mistletoe appeal. Dreamy shades and illuminating textures mean there's something for everyone on the list this season. Hot metallics, flakes of dazzling glitter, sea shades swashed with silver, gushes of gold, opalescent twists in red and green and the most coveted shades of blue-from cerulean to indigo to cobalt. Add to the list a powerful purple, the snowiest white and the perfect reds which all create a collection designed to boost your holiday spirit. Make your holiday wishes come true with these 22 radiant shades from SinfulColors for Holiday 2014: 


HOLIDAY FAVES 



Gilded: A transparent shimmer with gold & red 

Ice Dream: Cerulean glitter with a translucent silver base 

Let's Talk: Royal purple Out of this World: Perfect silver with swirls of glimmer 

Pine Away: Metallic glittering tree green Red Eye: Metallic holiday red Snow Me White: The snowiest white Sugar Sugar: A candy cane, red-hot red 



BLUES & HINTS OF GOLD


All About You: A sheer shade glimmering with gold Cinderella: An illuminating pastel blue Endless Blue: A deep wave of cobalt Gold Medal: The perfect metallic gold 

Hottie: Clear azure blue twinkling with silver 

Ice Blue: Soft indigo exploding with silver sparkle 

Midnight Blue: The deepest blue indulgence 



DECKED WITH GLITTER FLAKES



Decadent: Dazzling red metallic flakes 

Galax-Sea: Magical green flakes Holiday Rebel: Green & red flakes laced with black 

Twilight Twinkles: Brilliant flakes of gold 

Unwrap Me: Decorative black & red flakes 



OPALESCENT TOPPERS


Bring It Sheer: Sheer icy green shimmer                                     

Outta Space: Sheer red shimmer 


PRICE/AVAILABILITY: $1.99 each exclusively at Walgreens for Holiday 2014 





Thursday, November 13, 2014

Get Ten Free Cards From Shutterfly

(I know this is not beauty related but wanted to share.)

Shutterfly is my go-to source for prints, photo books and cards. I am never disappointed in the quality, and their prices are extremely fair. I have several large format prints of some of my favorite photos around the house and they are absolutely perfect.

When it comes to the other photo gifts they offer I can’t say if they are the same quality as I haven’t tried them other than a photo mug a few years ago that I honestly was not happy with. The photo turned out beautifully, it just didn’t last being hand washed and after just a couple weeks the mug ended up broken anyway.

But again, for prints, books, and cards – I absolutely recommend Shutterfly!

If you are new to Shutterfly, use my referral link below to sign up and you will get ten free* cards:

http://invite-shutterfly.com/x/mXFRQp

* – You will still have to pay taxes and shipping but this is a small amount.

This is NOT a sponsored post in any way. I just know a lot of folks like to send photo cards for the holidays these days and when I saw the referral gift is ten free cards, I thought some folks could put that to good use. And in the interest of full disclosure as part of the referral program once you have used my referral link to sign up and you have placed an order, I get a free gift too. (So yes there is a slightly selfish ulterior motive to sharing this today. lol)


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Monday, November 10, 2014

10 Favorite Things

For the second installment in this series, let's talk eye shadow!

1. Urban Decay "Fluorescent"
2. Milani "Beach Sand"
3. Girlactik Beauty "Frenchie"
4. L'Oreal Infallible "Endless Pearl"
5. L'Oreal Infallible "Iced Latte"
6. L'Oreal Infallible "Perpetual Purple"
7. Lise Watier Ombre Souffle Supreme "Magie Blanche"
8. Maybelline Color Tattoo "Blue Paradise"
9. Maybelline Color Tattoo "Inked In Pink"
10. Maybelline Color Tattoo "Barely Branded"

Previous 10 Favorite Things posts:

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