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24 February 2015

3 Blinged-out Gift Ideas

Thank you to Vaseline for sponsoring this post!


3 Blinged out gift ideas featuring Vaseline Rosy Lips

Whether it’s Valentine’s Day or just because, every women loves a bit of bling!  Here are three great gift ideas to add sparkle to someone’s life!

Blinged out nail polish

1.  Blinged out nail polish – Whether you do it yourself, or pick up a bottle that’s already been bejeweled, what woman would say no to nail polish?

Personalized planner

2.  Personalize an inexpensive binder, just for her – Expensive planners may be all the rage, but paper planners can be just as fun!  Add some adhesive rhinestones for a fun, glamorous look!

Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips

3.  Rosy Lips – Gift her the gift of moisturized lips!  The dry winter that the entire nation is facing has left us all with dry lips.  By giving her Vaseline® Lip Therapy® Rosy Lips you are giving her the gift of moisturized and soft rose-tinted lips. The scent is divine – rose with a hint of vanilla and berry.  I actually look forward to applying it! 

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You can make the gift extra special by giving her the blinged out version - the Bejeweled Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lip Jar!  This limited edition packaging will make her jaw drop when she spies the jar adorned with fine European crystals and a heart on the lid!  The regular version is available for $2.29 at food, drug, and mass retailers, nationwide and the Bejeweled Version is $45 and is available at Kitson and ShopKitson.com.

Which of these gifts would you love to receive?
Disclosures: Vaseline sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.


About Vaseline
Vaseline is the original skin care expert. Founded in 1870, Vaseline has been safely helping skin heal for over 140 years. Throughout their history, Vaseline has been at the forefront of innovation in skincare and is excited to share its latest product with you. Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips is a sheer rose-tinted lip moisturizer that deeply moisturizes dry lips to instantly leave them soft and beautiful. For more information, visit http://goo.gl/yKotm5.

23 February 2015

Beauty Spotlight Team

Nothing to Disclose

Thanks to all of our readers for entering our Beauty Spotlight Team giveaway. We have chosen a winner and are waiting for a response from her. We hope that you'll continue following us now that you've found some new ways to do so. The Beauty Spotlight Team is proud to be working together with a diverse group of bloggers. We're sure there will always be posts you'll enjoy.

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19 February 2015

Spotted at NYFW: Deborah Lippmann for Kate Spade


You may have noticed I have been quiet around the blogosphere lately.  I am taking a mental break from blogging and all of the responsibilities that come along with it.  However, I do love me some Deborah Lippmann, and since Kate Spade is my latest obsession, I thought I would share this press release from NYFW!

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Inspiration: “The ever-stylish Kate Spade girl setting out on a gorgeous brisk walk destined for a cozy place set the tone for the collection this season. To capture the essence of this scenic beauty, I layered two shades to create a deep warm red that enhances the overall styling. It’s not too red and not too brown, but the perfect scintillating color that you can’t say no to, just like a red velvet cupcake.” — Lead Manicurist Deborah Lippmann, Founder and Creative Director
Deborah Lippmann Knock On WoodDeborah Lippmann My Old Flame

Get The Nail Look:


Step 1: Deborah contoured natural nails into a short, rounded shape using her Smooth Operator 4-Way Nail Buffer.
Step 2: To prep the nail plate, she exfoliated the cuticle using her signature Cuticle Remover and then cleansed the nails with her 2-Second Nail Primer prior to base coat application.
Step 3: For the base, Deborah applied a coat of the NEW All About That Base CC base coat to create a smooth, matte surface.
Step 4: Deborah applied one coat of Knock On Wood (Barneys NY Exclusive Collection), a warm brown crème. Then, she layered over top of it one coat of My Old Flame, a classic true red, waiting 2 minutes between each coat.
Step 5: After waiting 2 minutes to dry, one coat of Gel Lab Top Coat was applied to seal the nails and prevent chipping. The NEW The Wait Is Over quick dry drops were added as a finishing touch to ensure faster drying time and a flawless finish.
Step 6: Hands and cuticles were massaged with Rich Girl SPF 25 Hand Cream and The Cure nourishing cuticle repair cream, respectively, for complete hydration.  

Disclosures: polish insomniac at times reviews products provided by a representative of the company. When we do so, we specifically state so. We also use affiliate links. For more, please see the disclosure page.







13 February 2015

Beauty Spotlight: What's in Christine's Bag?

What's in Christine's Bag?

15 Minute Beauty (aka Christine) is not a low maintenance girl!  She tends to spend way too much time on her makeup and carries around up to 20 lippies at any given time.  But, chances are that you weren't expecting her to have this in her purse...


Disclosures: polish insomniac at times reviews products provided by a representative of the company. When we do so, we specifically state so. We also use affiliate links. For more, please see the disclosure page.

12 February 2015

Throwback Thursday: OPI Peel Me A Gobi Grape


OPI Peel Me A Gobi Grape

OPI Peel Me a Gobi Grape is a gorgeous red tone shimmer that flashes bronze and orange. It was released as part of the 1998 Painted Desert Collection. 

OPI Peel Me A Gobi Grape

OPI Peel Me A Gobi Grape

OPI Peel Me A Gobi Grape

OPI Peel Me A Gobi Grape

OPI Peel Me A Gobi Grape

Disclosures: polish insomniac at times reviews products provided by a representative of the company. When we do so, we specifically state so. We also use affiliate links. For more, please see the disclosure page.