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NoTS Noble Through Skin 28 Remedy Intensive Serum First Look!

Hello there!

Today I have a first look post at an item I received for free, to review, from - check out the site and sign up, too!

I was sent the NoTS Noble Through Skin 28 Remedy Intensive Serum. It is a KBeauty product but came with plenty of English on the label, so no worries about improper usage.

I had not heard of NoTS before receiving this product. I love trying new stuff!

Here is the bottle itself. It is full size and comes with 1.2fl oz of product. It retails for $48 on Amazon.

I love the touch of a luxe serum! It is clear and applies so smoothly! There is no scent that I could discern, which is always a plus.

It applies like a typical serum, super smooth to the touch. It does try slightly tacky, but has no issues when you apply your moisturizer after.

That is it for now. I plan to revamp my skincare for the next month to incorporate this product and I will let you know how it goes!

Thank you to for the chance to review this product!!


Mani Round Up: August 29, 2017

Wow! It is the last Tuesday in August already. Do the months fly by the older you get? It really seems like it.

Let me show you what I wore on my nails last week.

Zoya Yvonne: Told you I love this one! After my Zoya swatch session, I decided to wear one for, you know, a day or so. I picked Yvonne, which is out of my usual wheelhouse, but I love it. This beauty is opaque in one coat, dry time is immediate, and the color is phenomenal. Win! 

J Nail Lacquer Rose Purple: I had not touched this polish in years, as evidenced by the gallon or so of thinner that I had to add to it! After making it usable, it was much better. This is two coats and topcoat.

Illamasqua Purity: You've seen it, you know I love it! Illamasqua Purity is my jam!

Glam Polish Tiny Dancer over Illamasqua Purity: Flakkies are perfect when you want a subtle and easy to removal sparkle to your nails! Tiny Dancer is fine by itself in 3 coats, but just one coat of Purity was perfect for that extra little somethinsomethin.


Zoya Sophisticates

The Zoya Sophisticates collection is here! There are two "pearl" shades, two "metallic" shades, and 8 creme shades. Let me show you each one! I am going to lift the description from the site, LOL. #lazyblogger

But first, group shot:

Zoya McKenna: "refined pearl in a soft almond" is the description of this polish. It does have a "pearl" like finish to it, but it is very subtle. Watch those brush strokes though, they can show if you're not careful.

Zoya Tabitha: this is the other "pearl" polish but in a hunter green. I actually liked this shade more than I thought I would! The pearl finish makes it quite unique...but, oh boy, those brush strokes! Two coats shown here.

Zoya Gal: No doubt, this baby is named after Gal Gadot, aka Wonderwoman! I wish they had given her a more powerful color, because this one is lame-o. Zoya describes this as a "smokey, iridescent, peridot gold metallic." Ugly, LOL. My camera didn't like it and…

Mani Round Up: August 22, 2017

Hello! Tuesday is here and that means it is time for this week's mani round up, where I show you the polishes I wore over the past week. I will tell you a little about each one, too, varying from how much I like or dislike it to why I chose that color. I hope you enjoy each week's posts like I do!

This past week I was all over the place with colors and finishes.

Color Club Poetic Hues featuring Roman Reigns: Though I share quite a lot on FB and here on my blog, one thing that you might not know is that I am a HUGE WWE fan!! I have been since I was a little girl, LOL. Mondays and Tuesdays are specifically for watching wrestling and doing my nails. I forgot to take proper pics of PH, probably because I have worn it so many times (that I had to add some thinner to it), so I took some the next day and decided to throw in my Roman POP figurine. :) Isn't he cute!?

Nire's Desire American Muscle: I am such a huge Nire's Desire fan! I love every color I have from Erin, but Am…

Topcoat Review: CND Vinylux Weekly Topcoat

Today I have a slightly atypical post for you - a review on a topcoat! (PS: I received it in a Goodie Bag at a Nail Polish Convention that I attended. Not a review for the company, just my experience in this post.)

Here is the subject in question:

Admission: I have had this bottle, untouched, for at least a year. I am a polish blogger - when do I want a WEEK's worth of wear when I re-do my nails multiple times per week?

The answer is when I take the time to do an awesome, intricate mani that came out (almost) as well as I had hoped!

I did this mani for Mother's Day, but had to do it a few days before. I was shocked that I actually liked it and wanted it to stay intact, so I thought it was a perfect time to try out my CND Vinylux Weekly Topcoat.

Well. Not only did this not hold up for a week, it didn't make it for four HOURS before it chipped, massively, on my cinderella hand. Seriously! I waited plenty of time for it to dry and I was literally only doing normal things, lik…

Mani Round Up: August 15, 2017

I was a bad blogger last week! I was so busy (doing what, I don't even know) that I kept the SAME color on my nails for like 3 days. I am shaking my head in shame.

Needless to say, this week's post is slightly lame.

OPI You're Such a Budapest: This is the polish that I kept on for eternity. I adore this color as  it is bright, punchy, cheerful, and has the most charming subtle shimmer. It also wears incredibly well, as you know one single chip would've made me immediately slam on the life brakes and re-do my mani. This is three coats - two would've been OK but I am an over-achiever - with HK Girl topcoat.

Glisten & Glow Ridge Relief: Coming soon to the Glisten & Glow website near you! I was one of the firs to be able to test this out (squee!) and I love it! I've said it before - a ridge filling polish is like the primer of your makeup, it smooths and perfects the surface before application. If you have ridges in your nails, this will be your new holy grai…

Etude House Tint My Brows Gel Review

This is a longer than usual review, but if you're looking for an inexpensive brow tint, as well as loads of funny faces and gross eyebrow hangy pieces, this should be a decent read!

I hate my quasimoda eyebrows. I am a 80's baby, which means I was a teen in the 90's era of overplucking the absolute life out of your brows. That trend, combined with an eyebrow ring scar on my left brow (again, I blame the 90's) and a childhood scar on my right brow that causes an exaggerated arch, I am constantly on the hunt for helpful, yet inexpensive, brow products.

As you may also know, I am way into the world of KBeauty skincare and loving it. My skin hasn't looked better in pretty much EVER. When I saw the ETude House Tint My Brows Gel for under $5 shipped, I decided to give it a try.

Here is the package. I didn't take pics of the instructions, but the English instructions were there, well written, extensive, and super helpful. Good start!

This is the stuff! It's goopy,…