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10 April 2015

What’s In My Kate Spade Aurelia Court Jessmin?

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What's In My Bag - Kate Spade Jessmin

Yes, you are reading this right, I am posting to my poor neglected blog!  Today I am sharing a “what’s in my bag?” post with you as part of The Beauty Spotlight Team.  Each week the ladies from the BST are sharing the nitty gritty of the insides of their bags with you!  If you love these kinds of posts, make sure to check out these previous posts: 
What's In My Bag Kate Spade

Back to my bag!  I am currently carrying around my Kate Spade Aurelia Court Jessmin.  I wanted something lightweight and fun for Spring, so when this bag was returned BNWT at my store I snatched it up right away!  I knew it was fate, because I already owned Literary Pencil Pouch that matched perfectly!

What's In My Kate Spade Jessmin

In my bag I always have:  my Kate Spade pencil pouch (pens, phone charger, lipgloss, etc), my Kate Spade Wellesley (more on that below!), my wallet and sunglasses (I just switched back to these).  My iPhone 6 Plus fits perfectly in the inside phone pockets!

Inside my Kate Spade Wellesley

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I am really into planners lately!  Back in February I really fell out of love with blogging.  It felt like a full time job on top of my full time job!  My husband and I were not spending as much time together as I would have liked, because I was always in my room swatching, editing, writing, or trying to find more ways to promote and monetize this blog.  My depression went from bad to worse.  One day I decided to give myself a one month break and walk away. 

My Makeup Dashboard

Two things happened after I stopped blogging – I got bronchitis and I discovered the planner community.  To be honest, I am not sure which happened first!  My bronchitis was actually very bad and I have missed several days of work over the past two months.  When I did go to work, I didn’t wear makeup and I certainly didn’t do my nails.  Every time I think I am getting better, it knocks me on my ass again!  So I have had a lot of time to order stickers and make pretty dashboards for my planner.

My Planner Family

I am still conflicted on coming back to blogging.  If I do, it’s only going to be for fun.  I don’t want to worry about sponsored posts, page views, or blogging networks.  I am going to leave this blog up, and I am going to leave my Google Adsense on it, because TBH I need to pay off all the planners I have bought!

Planners and Polish

Last week I gave myself a manicure for the first time since February.  I even posted two NOTD’s on Instagram.  Does that mean I am back to blogging?  I am still undecided.  But atleast I feel good enough to care about what I look like again!

I am not sure how many of you are interested in the planner community.  If you have questions or want details about what I have shared today, leave them in the comments.  I may write another post.  I may just respond to your questions.  We’ll see.
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.

26 March 2015

Coming Soon: OPI Color Paints

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OPI Color Paints

Who's excited about these?  I am thinking they will be upgraded version of OPI Sheer Tints!

IDEA: Translucent colors to layer and blend for endless nail art looks

WHAT THEY ARE: A new line of blendable nail lacquers that let you create your own color masterpieces. This spring, the leading color experts at OPI have created a new way to get creative with nail art. The world’s number one salon brand introduces Color Paints Blendable Nail Lacquer, a line of ultra-luminous nail lacquers that let you layer and mix colors to create one-of-a-kind looks. Featuring semi-translucent, buildable lacquers, the collection invites you to let your imagination run wild. The unique silver base illuminates each subsequent layer with striking vivid color. Stripe, swoosh, or swirl on layers of eye-catching color to create your own signature style. With nine new shades, OPI Color Paints Blendable Nail Lacquer makes each nail a paintable mini canvas of creativity.

OPI Silver Canvas
Silver Canvas - A clean-slate silver to illuminate your masterpiece

OPI Primarily Yellow
Primarily Yellow - Paint some sunshine with this glowing yellow

OPI Chromatic Orange
Chromatic Orange - This freshly squeezed orange is awash with color

OPI Pen & Pink
Pen & Pink - I'm irresistibly drawn to this rosy pink

OPI Magenta Muse
Magenta Muse - This sultry red-violet is truly inspiring

OPI Purple Perspective
Purple Perspective - The depth of this purple is mesmerizing

OPI Indigo Motif
Indigo Motif - I have designs on this deep, midnight blue

OPI Turquoise Aesthetic
Turquoise Aesthetic - Beauty is in the eye of this deep aqua

OPI Landscape Artist
Landscape Artist - The lush, verdant green of wide-open vistas

OPI Color Paints will retail for $9.50 and will be available May 2015 at ULTA, ULTA.com, and select professional salons.
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.

16 March 2015

Coming Soon: China Glaze Electric Nights

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China Glaze Electric Nights

Summer Neons may be just what I need to pull this nail blogger who hasn’t worn nail polish in weeks out of her funk!

Love, laugh, dance and bring the good vibes to the ultimate non-stop party when China Glaze® launches Electric Nights, summer’s hottest day-glow nail lacquer collection. Inspired by the outrageously colorful fashion seen at electronic music festivals, Electric Nights features nine enhanced neon lacquers that illuminate under a black light and three first-of-its-kind splatter paint effect top coats. Mix and match them all to create a glowing, mashup manicure that won’t skip a beat.

Twelve bass-bumping, bold shades include:
China Glaze Violet-VibesViolet-Vibes: Ultra-violet purple crème

China Glaze Plur-PlePlur-Ple*: Vibrant blue-purple crème

China Glaze Glow with the FlowGlow with the Flow*: Ultra bright baby pink crème

China Glaze Red-y to RaveRed-y to Rave*: Unstoppable neon red crème

China Glaze Home Sweet House MusicHome Sweet House Music*: Neon orange crème

China Glaze Daisy Know My NameDaisy Know My Name?: Hi-light yellow crème

China Glaze DJ Blue My MindDJ Blue My Mind: Vivid blue crème

China Glaze UV Meant to BeUV Meant to Be: Tranquil baby blue crème

China Glaze Treble MakerTreble Maker: Glowing green crème

China Glaze Point Me to the PartyPoint Me to the Party: Neon green, orange, pink and blue matte multi-size glitter

China Glaze Let the Beat DropLet the Beat Drop: Hot orange and pink matte multi-size glitter
China Glaze Can I Get An Untz UntzCan I Get An Untz Untz: Cool neon blue and green matte multi-size glitter

China Glaze All About the Bass Paint Splatter Nail Art KitChina Glaze Good Vibes Only Paint Splatter Nail Art Kit
Electric Nights also includes nail art kits including the paint splatter kits All About The Base and Good Vibes Only which include everything you need to create a colour splash design, as well as Speaker Your Mind nail gem kit, and the adorable Baby Beats mini set of six shades.

China Glaze Speaker Your Mind Kit with Nail GemsCG_UCR_XXXXX_3PC_ROAD_TRIP_UPDATE

China Glaze® Electric Nights April 2015 at fine beauty supply stores and salons nationwide including Ulta and Sally Beauty Supply.
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.

28 February 2015

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

Have you ever wondered what Helen from Lola's Secret Beauty Blog carries around in her purse?  Well, The Beauty Spotlight Team wanted to know, so now everyone can see what she totes around each day. However, she found it extremely difficult to narrow down the selection to a single purse since she uses more than one each week. Knowing her as you do, can you guess what she ended up selecting? Let's find out!

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! 


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.