Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Mani Round Up: May 22, 2018

Get ready for my lamest Mani Round Up to date! Apparently it was a busy week, LOL, and I only did my nails TWICE. With two Zoya colors.  Let's take a quick look anyway, shall we?


Zoya Aurora: My nail friend Sam recently posted a mani using Aurora and I had been meaning to use it ever since! I did three coats, and I was surprised by how streaky the first coat was, to be honest. My bottle is a few years old now, so maybe that has something to do with it? Regardless, it is gorgeous!


Zoya Perrie: I actually had to force myself to take Aurora off and put on Perrie in two perfect coats. Thanks to OPI Nail Envy base and Glisten & Glow topcoat as the topper, manis last forever with such minimal tip wear. I did two coats of Perrie here - this is a BEFORE WORK mani, but thanks to Jill's miracle topcoat, I was out the door in ten mins, smudge free.

So, that's literally it...


Sunday, May 20, 2018

Mask(s) of the Week: Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-Off Treatment & Manefit Honey Nutrition & Vitalizing Sheet Mask

Wowza at the title of this post! LOL.

I recently learned in my KB Facebook group that charcoal products help pores to look smaller, so I did a double mask using my Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-Off Treatment first and then followed up with a dose of honey hydration.


I couldn't help but make a silly face with grey charcoal all over my face! This product is just lovely - it is the standard charcoal but it isnt drying at all. It is a white and black swirl that combines to a gray. It does dry, but not tightly on the face, and then you wash it off after 20 mins to reveal glowing skin!


I finished with the wash-off mask and then did my toner, essence, serum, and emulsion before applying a sheet mask. The Manefit Honey Nutrition & Vitalizing Sheet Mask is one of my favorites, you've seen it before.


What an excellent combo! I would use these two again. My pores looks definitively smaller!


Thursday, May 17, 2018

American Made Creations: Cuticle Souffle, Scented Sachets, and Nail Decals!

Soo excited to share!

I have shared American Made Creations nail decals on this blog a million times over - including HERE and HERE, but I have some serious news!

American Made Creations has a new sub-biz called American Made Wax Co.!! Shanel and Scott will be creating cuticle products, including this amazing Cuticle Souffle that I got to sample, scent sachets that I purchased one of and LOVE, wax tarts, and more!


I was sent two Cuticle Souffle samples in the scents Tropical Spring and Sea Salt & Yuzu.



This is SO creamy! It is lightweight and absorbs so very well. The scent is powerful but not overwhelming at all.


It is NOT an oil, thankfully, as oils get messy and everywhere, and many take forever to absorb. This is more of a lightweight hand lotion. I actually used it on my hands and feet and toes, too.


I initially made a purchase of the scent sachet. SMELL O VISION neeeeeded!!!!!!!!!!! The Wild Taffy Crush is like a starburst, mixed with lemon, mixed with sweetness. If it had a color it would be pink. 


Don't forget, my original love for American Made Creations started with nail decals!! Shanel will make you CUSTOM decals to your shape and color specifications, she is awesome and helpful.




She also threw in the cutest little buttons! :)

All of nail gals need serious cuticle help. There is nothing grosser than a nail blogger - or anyone, really - with gnarly hands. The Cuticle Souffle is ideal for summer - lightweight, great scent, and super moisturizing!

Shanel and Scott will be releasing their summer products soon, with Harry Potter as a theme!

To find American Made Wax Co., click HERE.

Follow AMC on Facebook HERE!


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Mani Round Up: May 15, 2018

Mid-May!! Can you believe it? It's still freezing in CT, so there's that.


Zoya Abby: Gorgeous and perfectly opaque in two coats, I am bringing spring to my nails even if Mother Nature isn't bringing Spring to CT.


Zoya Brighton: This was the only new shade in the otherwise re-released Bridal Collection. This is three thin coats, no undies needed, and SO sparkly!


Zoya Bela over Zoya Snow White: Bela is SHEEEEEEEEER so it does need undies (or not, if you don't have perma-stained nails like me), so I did two coats over Snow White. Nice!


Fresh Paint Passion Fruit: This brand comes from 5Below and it is awesomesauce! Seriously! It is like 3/$5, but don't let that fool you. This is creamy and perfect in two coats.


Sunday, May 13, 2018

Mask of the Week: ElishaCoy Brightening Ampoule Solution Mask


I am in looove with this mask!

If you want a product with instant looking results, this is it!



Did you get the sense that I loved this!?  I picked this up at CVS for like $3, more than I usually spend on a sheet mask but sometimes I get caught up in the KBeauty at the Drugstore excitement!


The mask smells like a very light floral, just clean, nothing strong at all. It fits like a glove. There was enough essence to rub on my arms and legs. It didn't dry out at all.

Thirty mins later, I removed it to reveal the most even toned, bright, zero redness, plump, firm, soft skin EVER! I need to buy this in bulk ten times over!


Thursday, May 10, 2018

April 2018: Empties & Tossed Report

It was a slow month for me! I had no Flops and only a few empties to report about, too.

This month I finished 9 full sized items:



My favorite item from the Empties are my Holy Grail Formula 10.0.6 Wipe Your Face Off Wipes, which I always have on hand. The Bath & Body Works Sparkling Limoncello Nourishing Hand Cream smells SO good! It saturates the skin with the finest scent! The other item, that tiny little bottle of Murad Multi-Vitamin Infusion Oil, is amazing, but I can't afford the full-size at $72! This little sample went on my arms and smoothed my skin in the best way.


My three packets are so lame, haha. You already know I am obsessed with the super pricey Sulwhasoo Radiance Energy Mask and the other item, the Moistfull Collagen Essence, was a oops purchase.


This month, old items are getting tossed! The LUSH Deep Sleep Shower Jelly and the AvoShower Shower Jelly are old, broken down into slushie consistency, and just need to do. The Ahava Hydration Cream Mask is something I opened, used, and forgot to finish, so now it needs to go. Too Face Melted Chihuahua has the worst name and I dislike the color. It was an old swapped sample, so it's getting tossed, too.

Month of April:
Totals: 9 items / 3 packets
5 items thrown out

Empties Report Year to Date: 73 items / 50 packets
Thrown out Year to Date: 74 items 

Did you finish anything this month? Would you repurchase?

Let me know in the comments!


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Mani Round Up: May 8, 2018

Mid May! Still working with the new Zoya collection.


Zoya Missie: Winner, winner! Two coats, perfect formula, quick dry time, great color. Awesome.


Zoya Jack: Bravo to Zoya for including a neutral in a summer collection! This is a very warm almond color that will compliment quite a few skin tones. This is also your perfect Zoya formula, two coats and done.


Zoya Nahla over Zoya Jack: It seems like 1x per week, I want to do my nails without doing them. This week I layered two coats of Nahla over Jack. I wanted something sparkly on my nails to go see Avengers 3, so this is what I chose. I don't actually like the rando bigger glitters tossed in, I would prefer a uniform size of glitter, but those bigger pieces do grab the sun and light nicely. It works! Did you see the movie? Did you like it?!


Mani Round Up: May 22, 2018

Get ready for my lamest Mani Round Up to date! Apparently it was a busy week, LOL, and I only did my nails TWICE. With two Zoya colors.  Let...