18 April 2014

Create the perfect Wedding Look with butter LONDON Sweet Somethings (as seen at Monique Lhuillier)

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butter LONDON Sweet SomethingsJust in time for wedding season, butter LONDON has launched their new Bridal Set, Sweet Somethings.  The set includes four shades:

butter LONDON Sweet Somethings
 



This set was used backstage at Monique Lhuillier's bridal show.  Monique Lhuillier's collection was inspired by an ethereal daydream. Gowns took on a visionary fantasy through lace infused with delicate detailing, embroidery and intricate beading, all coming together to create a dreamy, alluring vision.  

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Katie Jane Hughes, butter LONDON Global Colour Ambassador, applied butter LONDON Nail 999 Rescue System base coat followed by butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Doily covering the entire nail. Katie finished the look with butter LONDON's Nail 999 Rescue System top coat. butter LONDON Backstage Basics Hydrating Balm and Signature Lotion were used to soften and hydrate the skin. 

I love how they used Doily without a base shade!  Most people would think could only be a glitter topper.  I can’t wait to see Doily in person!
butter LONDON Sweet Somethings

The 4 piece butter LONDON Sweet Somethings Fashion Size Set is available now at butterlondon.com for $35.00




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photo credits:  Bill Davila/startraksphoto.com



17 April 2014

mika for shu uemura nail stickers ♥ review + giveaway!

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mika for shu uemura nail stickers in Melting Sweet Dream Curiositymika for shu uemura nail stickers

Do you like nail stickers?  Then you will love the new limited edition Mika for Shu Nail Stickers from shu uemura!  These stickers are part of a larger collection created by renowned photographer and film director Mika Ninagawa.  This is actually Mika’s third collaboration with shu uemera!

There are two sets available, and each set comes with two designs.  01 is Forbidden Fruit and Singing Forest, 02 is Melting Sweet Dream and Curiosity.

mika for shu Forbidden Fruit Singing Forestmika for shu Melting Sweet Dream Curiosity nail stickers

Aren’t they gorgeous, even in the packaging?  These stickers were very easy to apply!  Each package comes with plenty of stickers to fit a variety of nail widths.  You could easily get two full manicures out of each package!

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I was drawn to the Melting Sweet Dream/Curiosity Set and applied  a mixture of both designs.  These nail stickers fit my nails better than any other nail stickers I have tried… but they still weren’t perfect.  I have very very curvy nail beds and I don’t think I will ever be able to wear nail stickers that don’t wrinkle on me!  If you have flat nails, average nails, or even slightly curvy nails, these will be perfect for you!

The mika for shu nail stickers retail for $22.00 each and can only be found on the shu website.

OR you could get them for FREE by entering my giveaway!  I’m giving away the Forbidden Fruit/Singing Forest set!  This is an INTERNATIONAL giveaway!  Please see full terms and conditions in the Rafflecopter Widget below.  If the widget doesn't load for you, click here.


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16 April 2014

Chrome Girl Bare Your Inner Chrome ♥ Swatches and Review

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Chrome Girl Bare Your Inner Chrome
Have you heard of Chrome Girl?  I hadn't, until recently, but now I’m glad I have!  Chrome Girl was started by Melissa Ravo & Jaime Boreanaz, two friends who loved to spend time together with their young girls, painting their nails.  When they realized the chemicals that were in most nail polishes, they decided that they needed to create a brand that was safer for both women and girls alike!  The two women and their husbands came together to create Chrome Girl in 2013.  Their product  is 5-free, which means it is produced without formaldehyde, DBP, toluene, fomaldehyde resin or camphor.

Fun Fact – Jaime Boreanaz is married to David Boreanaz, aka Angel, aka Booth

I was sent the Spring/Summer 2014 collection Bare Your Inner Chro
me, which consists of 5 crèmes and one shimmer.  All of the colors are inspired by the beach!

Chrome Girl Salty KissesBeach Girl Beach Undies

Chrome Girl Tan CheeksChrome Girl I Scream

Chrome Girl Makin' WavesChrome Girl Summer Storm

Overall, the formula on these polishes was fabulous.  Summer Storm, Makin’ Waves, Tan Cheeks and Salty Kisses were all smooth and extremely easy to apply.  Beach Undies was a little streaky and uneven, but self leveled after the second coat.  The only polish that I had trouble with was of course my favorite – I Scream.  It was streaky and uneven, even after three coats.  Instead of applying a fourth coat, I simply used a generous layer of Seche Vite and the result was wonderful!  In fact I wore it for 3 days with no chipping.

Overall, I really enjoyed the Bare Your Inner Chrome collection.  The mix of bright colors and cool tones is very “me” and I am glad it was my first introduction to Chrome Girl!

Chrome Girl polishes retail for $12.00 and can be found on their website.  They also offer Pina Colada nail polish remover wipes and melon scented cuticle oil!  Which shade is your favorite?
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