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22 October 2014

Jolene Creme Bleach – Not Just for Facial Hair! #GoConfidently

#GoConfidently with Jolen
I think it would be very hard to find someone who hasn't used Jolen Creme Bleach at some point in your life. The little white container with the instantly recognizable green font was always in my mother's bathroom. I distinctly remember watching in awe as my mother carefully mixed the formula together, as if it was a magical potion! It was the fact that she was so careful with it that lead me to trying it out on my own one afternoon in middle school when I was home alone. What did I bleach, you ask? Not my upper lip, not my eyebrows. No, this "tween" was overwhelming embarrassed by what she felt was an over abundance of arm hair! That's what I get for being on the swim team, surrounded by tan blonde haired girls whose hair matched their skin tone perfectly! I remember being so proud of myself and my newly light blonde arm hair… until my mom came home and found I had used the whole container plus made a mess of our bathroom!
It's easy to see why Jolen is the number one selling bleach brand in the World:
  • Jolen Creme Bleach is gentle to skin and leaves it soft and smooth.
  • Easy to use at home, Jolen Creme Bleach takes just 10 minutes for results that last up to four weeks.
  • Jolen Creme Bleach comes in an original formula as well as a sensitive formula with Aloe Vera, which is ideal for use on sensitive, more delicate skin.
  • Many women worldwide use Jolen Creme Bleach to lighten eyebrows to match a new hair color and to streak their hair to keep a sun-kissed look.
  • Jolen Creme Bleach formulas can be found in stores nationwide, including CVS, Harmon, Rite Aid, ULTA, Walgreens and Walmart, as well as online.
Now through November 14, 2014 join Jolen on Facebook and enter to win the Jolen 50th Giveaway! The Jolen 50th Giveaway will have more than 50 winners! The prizes includes a chance to win $50 gift cards to Jolen retailers, as well as Jolen Creme Bleach product.

To enter, LIKE Jolen's new Facebook page at www.facebook.com/JolenBeauty for glam, giveaways and beauty tricks from celebrity makeup artists! Click here to enter the giveaway!

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This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. I received both Jolen Creme Bleach formulas and a Conair 3X/1X Illuminated LED Mirror for my own personal use. All opinions, text and experiences are my own.

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21 October 2014

Top 10 Non-Black Liners

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Top 10 Non-Black Liners - Mally Beauty, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Tarina Tarantino and more!

When the beauty bloggers behind Top Ten Tuesday were coming up with possible topics, I jumped for joy when someone said “alternatives to black eyeliner.  It just so happens that within the past year I have discovered not one but two brands that I lurve for colored eyeliners – Mally Beauty and Marc Jacobs.  I pulled all my favorites together, plus a few from Tarina Tarantino and one (sadly limited edition) from MAC to share with you today!

Top 10 Non-Black Liners - Colorful liners from  Mally Beauty, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Tarina Tarantino and MAC

  1. Tarina Tarantino Eye Dream Hyperliner in Ultraviolet
  2. Mally Beauty Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner in Cobalt
  3. Mally Beauty Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner in Deep Violet*
  4. Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Th(ink)
  5. Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Ody(sea)
  6. Tarina Tarantino Eye Dream Hyperliner in Spark of Envy
  7. Mally Beauty Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner in Caribbean Sea*
  8. Mally Beauty Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner in Pink Champagne*
  9. Mally Beauty Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner in Golden*
  10. MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Gilded White ( MAC Surf Baby Collection)
Check out even more swatches of the Mally liners here!

I have raved about the black (and brown!) versions of the Mally and Marc Jacobs liners in a past Top Ten Tuesday post.  They are just amazing!  If you haven’t tried the Marc Jacobs liners yet, I highly suggest picking up this set from Sephora.

What are your favorite non-black eyeliners?

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.
*provided for review

20 October 2014

Halloween Nail Art with BM-H07 and Sally Hansen Scaredy Matte

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Halloween Nail Art with BM-H07 and Sally Hansen Scaredy Matte

It’s October 20th and this is my first Halloween manicure of the year.  I don’t know whether to be ashamed, or impressed with myself that I somehow squeezed it in!  For this look I used China Glaze Mind The Gap for a base, the BundleMonster BM-H07 plate and Sally Hansen Scaredy Matte for the stamping.

Halloween Nail Art with BM-H07 and Sally Hansen Scaredy Matte Halloween Nail Art with BM-H07 and Sally Hansen Scaredy Matte

Of course, I wanted to see what it looked like with a top coat too.  I think I like it better matte, but the top coat brings out the shimmer in Mind the Gap.

Halloween Nail Art with BM-H07 and Sally Hansen Scaredy Matte Halloween Nail Art with BM-H07 and Sally Hansen Scaredy Matte (with topcoat)

You can purchase BundleMonster BM-H07 from Nail Polish Canada.  I am not sure if Sally Hansen Scaredy-Matte is limited edition, but look for it in their Halloween displays at your local drugstore!
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.