Monday, December 23, 2013

Zoya Winter/Holiday 2013 "Zenith"

Merry Christmas Eve! Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday season, today I have Zoya's "Zenith" Collection for Winter/Holiday 2013, this sampler includes rich, icy, metallic, and holographic shades.  I enjoy how different and out of the box Zoya made this collection and couldn't wait to try these out. The holographic polishes are something new to me but I couldn't wait to try them out, as I had great luck with Zoya Aurora. I can't say that I have a favorite because I really enjoyed them all, they applied like a dream and give the perfect manicure, I felt like I was wearing jellybeans when I wore each one on a different finger! Pictures and swatches below, Enjoy!

Zoya Zenith Collection

Also check out my other posts on:
Zoya Naturel Collection
Zoya Fall 2013 Cashmeres
Zoya Fall 2013 Satins
Zoya Fall 2013 Pixie Dust

**This post includes my recommendation for a product that was sent to me for review. I was not paid to do this post and will not receive any money in return for your purchases. I really do enjoy Zoya as a brand and have no problem highly recommending their products. They have a wonderful PR department, customer service, & order processing time.**

Don't forget to Enter My Fall Wet n Wild Limited Edition Giveaway! It ends October 31st!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

November Favorites & Empties

Hello and Welcome to my monthly favorites and empties for November! I dug out a few old favorites this month and use up or said goodbye to a few newer favorites as they were empty.  On my face this month I've been cleaning with the Origins checks & balances, then applying Origins Vitazing all over, & finishing with my Bare Minerals original foundation in medium beige.  The blush I used throughout the month has been Nars Sin and I've been applying it to my cheeks using the Real Techniques stippling brush.  For my eyes I used the Coastal Scents medium shadow brush to apply both the Naked and Naked 2 palettes so that I could hold off my eagerness for Naked 3 (which will be here any day, look out for swatches and pictures).  My hair products included 3 products; Paul Mitchell skinny serum, Aussie 3 minute miracle, & the Macadamia healing oil treatment. What were your stand out favorites this month?

Favorites this month:
1 Origins Vitazing
2 Bare Minerals Original Foundation
3 Nars Sin Blush
4 Real Techniques Stippling Brush 
5 & 6 Urban Decay Naked & Naked 2 Palettes
7 Paul Mitchell Skinny Serum
8 Coastal Scents Medium Shadow Brush

Empties this month
Aussie 3 minute miracle (a repurchase over and over, favorite conditioner)
Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment (will repurchase, loved my hair after using this)

Thanks for checking out my faves!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

NYX Enchanted Kiss Butter Gloss Set and More!

I thought I'd share swatches of my from the NYX Enchanted Kiss Butter Gloss Set as well as the other 3 in my collection. Out of the 3 I owned previously Maple Blondie was my favorite and of the new shades I'm loving Apple Strudel. These feel great on my lips and last so I must say that I"m pretty pleased with them and you can't beat the price of $4.99. Ulta usually has a BOGO deal as well as the $3.50 off $10 coupon and I think they're a steal at that price! Enjoy!

Merengue, Creme Brulee, Apple Strudel

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

L'Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara

Hey Guys!

Long time no talk, today I have a review and pictures of the new L'Oreal Voluminous Butterfly mascara.  I picked this up at Target for just around $5.99, i'll link the coupons below that I used.  The brush on this mascara is amazingly different, one side is for applying product to the lashes and the other is for separating the lashes and keeping you clump free.  I've enjoyed using this mascara but can't be sure if it's as good as my current favorite: Maybelline Big Eyes Falsies, I rank that one pretty high so it would have to be down right amazing to take it's spot! Enjoy!

L'Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Zoya Naturel Collection

Good Monday morning Friends!

Hope everyone is starting their week on a bright note! Today I have the brand new Zoya Naturel collection pictures and swatches to share.  When I got the notification for this collection I was over the moon because I love to wear neutral shades all year round on my nails.  I have way more "Greige" polishes than one person should own but they always grab my attention so this collection is right up my alley.  Each of these were swatched with 2 coats, no base or top coat; they were opaque and dried very quickly.  I can't wait to wear each of these in manicures over the next few months as they are all so beautiful and different.  Each polish is $9 and you can grab them at, I've included the link below, I hope you guys love them just as much as I do. Enjoy!

Zoya Naturel Collection

My other Zoya Collection posts:
Zoya Cashmeres
Zoya Satins
Zoya Pixie Dusts
My Zoya Collection

**This post includes my recommendation for a product that was sent to me for review. I was not paid to do this post and will not receive any money in return for your purchases. I really do enjoy Zoya as a brand and have no problem highly recommending their products. They have a wonderful PR department, customer service, & order processing time.**

Thanks for checking out my blog!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Nail of the Day Essie "Sable Collar"

I'd like to share a Nail of the Day post since I haven't been too up to date with "Mani's of the month". Today I have Essie "Sable Collar", as soon as I saw this color I knew that I had to have it but wanted to get a good deal on it too! I waited for a CVS coupon and my ExtraBucks to combine for a pretty free deal for this and "Parka Perfect".  I wore this color for quite a few days out of the week and got a pretty good amount of compliments on it, it's almost a mink mauve/brown duochrome and I love it!

Essie "Sable Collar"

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Se7ven Midnight Lace Synthetic Brush Set

My only "Black Friday" purchase was from Sedona Lace; each year they have a 50% off sale on their brushes for this day.  I missed the sale last year and kicked myself over and over because of it so I made sure I was ready this year.  These brushes usually retail for $59.95 so with the 50% off and additional $5 they were a steal.  So far I'm in love with this set and they are definitely on par with my Sigma Sigmax face brushes when it comes to quality and softness.  I'll update if anything changes with these brushes but I don't see anything in the future other than me loving them!

Sedona Lace Se7ven Midnight Lace Synthetic Brush Set

872 - Synthetic Small Flat Top
312 - Synthetic Small Round
773 - Synthetic Small Angle
224 - Synthetic Small Tapered
847 - Synthetic Small Round Flat
217 - Synthetic Small Round Dome
618 - Synthetic Small Angled Flat

Thanks for joining me for this post!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Color

Happy Friday!

Today I'd like to share my newest favorite lip product; the Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Colors.  If you were to ask me what is my most forgotten beauty product I would have to say lip products.  I've only recently become interested in lip products and am really only comfortable with nudes.  I have a few pink and reds here and there but nothing too bright or crazy for me.  I started with one of these shades and really enjoyed how long it lasted and how muted the color was.  I went on the hunt for swatches and deals and came up with 4 more to add to my collection.  Here are my swatches and pictures below, Enjoy!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Ipsy Bag December 2013 "Celebration"

Hi friends,

Today I'm sharing my Ipsy bag for December 2013, I honestly can say this is the bag that I'm least excited about.  I hope these products do something amazing because right now I'm seeing way too many neutrals and nothing really stands out. I will try everything and hopefully something will pop up in a future favorites post. Enjoy!

My bag this month:
POP Beauty Bright Up Your Life Eyeshadow Trio "Naturally Bare"
Be a Bombshell The One Stick "Girl Crush"
Nicka K New York
NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick "Celene"
Andrea Strip Lash

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Super Deal on Macadamia and It's a 10 products at!

Hey guys!

I just wanted to hop on real quick to share a deal with you that I noticed this morning! I've posted the links, screenshots, and deal info below, Enjoy!

Target is having a great sale on Select Professional Hair Brands.

I saw the "It's a 10" and Macadamia brand on sale, plus Buy One Get One Free! Free shipping and 5% additional off with the REDCard of course.

You can get 2 of the 8.5oz Macadamia Deep Mask for just $17.49, Normal price is $29.99 each savings of $42.49!

Also you can get 2 of the It'sa10  4 oz Leave in Conditioners for just $11.39, Normal price on these are $17.99 each, savings of $24.59!

"It's a 10" Leave In Conditioner
Macadamia Deep Mask

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

My November Beauty Haul

Hi friends,

I went on vacation for the week of Thanksgiving and picked up a few items, I didn't allow myself to go completely crazy but I grabbed a few things I'd been lusting after.  I will have swatches and reviews of these products in the next couple of weeks as well as pictures of the brand spanking new Zoya collection for Spring 2014 so stay tuned! Enjoy!

The first thing I picked up was the Zoya Remove+ since my local Ulta doesn't seem to want to restock this for me, I've done a post on my Nail Must Haves and included this in it.

I've been looking for a fan brush to apply my highlighter since I don't own one but have had trouble with the $14 price tag that most of them have.  I saw someone on YouTube recommend the EcoTools as a much cheaper and comparable alternative to the high end and I've loved it the couple of times I've used it. 
Next I started collecting shades of my new favorite lip product; the Maybelline Color Elixirs, I love the color selection and the staying power these have.
On my trip I picked up 2 new nail polishes from Essie's 2013 Winter collection; Sable Collar and Parka Perfect
While at Ulta I was having trouble choosing shades out of the NYX Butter Glosses when caught a glimpse of the Enchanted Kiss Butter Gloss Set. I will have swatches of each of my Butter Glosses when I post the review.
On Black Friday Sedona Lace had their awesome 50% off sale as well as a $5 coupon so I took advantage since I'd been waiting since last year's sale; I got the Se7ven Midnight Lace Synthetic Brush set but haven't had the chance to use it yet.
After much YouTube buzz about the Physician's Formula Glow Pearls, I thought I'd give it a try.  It's a drugstore highlighter I've wanted to try this out for a while and I'm glad I bit the bullet because it's just perfect.
 Lastly I have this mascara that I bought on Vacation and I've been enjoying it, it's the L'Oreal Voluminous Butterfly and I'll have the full review up later this week!

Products in this haul:
EcoTools Deluxe Fan Brush
Maybelline Color Elixirs
Zoya Remove+
Essie Winter 2013
NYX Enchanted Kiss Butter Gloss Set
Sedona Lace Se7ven Midnight Lace Synthetic Brush Set
Physician's Formula Powder Palette Mineral Glow Pearls
L'Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara

Did you guys catch any Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals??