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Gold and Blackened Blue Sapphire Nails

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After I had received my Zoya order in the mail, I wanted to break in my new polishes badly.  I decided to try Imogen, Dream and Severine first.  For a base, I applied my Rainbow Honey’s All Your Base on all my nails first.  On my ring finger nails I used Dream (the sapphire blue) and then over that I applied Imogen (the black holographic sparkle Pixie Dust).  I painted my other finger nails with the smooth looking gold polish, Severine, and finished them off with a New York Color’s clear top coat.  I really liked how each of polishes looked on my nails alone, however I don’t know if I liked my Dream and Imogen combo with the gold.  It was fun experimenting, though.

What new polishes have you tried lately? What do you think of them? Please feel free to comment below!

❤ Beth.

FTC: I AM NOT BEING PAID BY ZOYA FOR THIS BLOG POST. ALL THOUGHT ARE MY OWN UNBIASED AND I GIVE MY HONEST OPINON.

Zoya Nail Polish Haul

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Yesterday, finally an order of mine from Zoya arrived in the mail.  I saw a sale back in January, I believe it was, for three for free ( I just had to pay for shipping), and an exclusive, mystery mini trio set, which was also free.  It sounded like such a great deal, that I did cave and made an order on their website.

When I opened up my surprise trio, I was overwhelmed by the adorable little bottles. They are just darling!  And the three full sized polishes I had selected look so beautiful; I am excited to try them on soon!!

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Zoya Mini in “Severine”

      This gold looks exciting! I think I may want to try this out first!!

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Zoya Mini in “Anais”

  This black seems to have the faintest hint of shimmer to it.  I am wondering how it will look under some of my Rainbow Honey glitter polishes.

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Zoya Mini in “Charlott”

  This looks like a cream, off white to me.  I don’t usually wear white polish, but I would like to see what I can do with it, and break out of my comfort zone.

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Zoya Full Sized “India”

I have been really interested in trying more red nail polishes with lots of shimmer.  This red with coppery gold shimmer looked so pretty on the website, that I just had to order it.

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Zoya Full Sized “Dream”

  Back in highschool, I loved wearing a sapphire, royal blue nail polish, especially on my toe nails.  I have been wanting to try this kind of nail polish again.

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 Zoya Full Sized PixieDust in “Imogen”

  I don’t normally wear much black nail polishes, but the sparkles against the dark shade really fascinated me.  It looks stunning in person!

Have you tried any of these polishes? What do you think of them? What are your favorite nail polishes to wear? Please feel free to comment below!!

❤ Beth.

FTC: I AM NOT BEING PAID BY SAID THE SAID COMPANIES FOR THIS POST AND I GIVE MY HONEST OPINION.

Colour Pop Haul – Not A Box of Chocolates Holiday Set

colourpop 3 Since this past summer, I have been most curious about the Colour Pop shadows upon first hearing about them on youtube.  Since then, my friend Honey from youtube, has done various posts about them, showcasing beautiful swatches and her thoughts.  The shades look gorgeous in her photos, and the soft creamy, texture she raved about had me very intrigued.

   A few weeks ago, a fellow youtuber, Mandy and I were discussing this brand.  She followed up our conversation and provided me a link, depicting some new holiday collections that were recently released.  One of the collections caught my eye, Not A Box of Chocolates, and I decided to purchase them.  colourpop 4

  For those who are reading this and do not already know, Colour Pop is a cosmetics company located here in the United States, their shadows are five dollars each (as are their lippie stixs and pencils), and animal cruelty free. Their products are sold on their website.

To watch my youtube video for this haul, click on the video below.  I will also be providing pictures of the shadows and swatches underneath the clip.

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On the top row left to right: Doe-A-Deer, Drift, and Tinsel. On the Bottom row left to right: Partridge, Sleigh and Halo

Top left to right – Halo, Sleigh, and Tinsel Bottom left to right – Partridge, Drift, Doe-A-Deer

 

The texture of these shadows are so soft!! I am truly looking forward to playing with these shadows as well as others from a second order, I made not too long after this one.  This set is limited edition, so if any of my readers want to purchase it, at some point it will no longer be sold.

Have you tried Colour Pop? If so what are your favorite products from them? If not, what new products have you purchased or interested in?

❤ Beth.

FTC: I PURCHASED THESE ITEMS WITH MY OWN MONEY. THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED POST. WHILE I DO GET A DISCOUNT OFF PURCHASES FROM PEOPLE THAT MENTION MY NAME AS A REFERENCE, I STILL GIVE MY HONEST OPINION.

NOTE TO READER: THIS IS NOT A REVIEW.

My April 2014 Ipsy (My Glam) Bag Reveal – Beauty Rocks

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Truth be told, I’m not too thrilled this month’s Ipsy bag design.  It isn’t exactly something I would be carrying my cosmetics around, however I do plan to throw my mp3 player and earbuds in it when I got out and about my day.  I was excited when I saw the sneak peeks for the items featured for this month’s theme.  To see my open reveal on youtube follow this link: http://youtu.be/c_P0FtwUcVs

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Ipsy’s subject matter for this month is all about releasing your inner rocker chic!  Hence, the musical theme for this bag design.

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I absolute love Elizabeth Mott’s mascara I was sent in a previous Ipsy bag; so I am quite curious how I will like this pretty, shimmery, taupe shadow (Champagne).  This is sold on Elizabeth Mott’s website for $12.99 per 2 g. eye shadow single (considering I paid ten dollars for my Ipsy subscription this month, that one product alone exceeds what I spent!).

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When I saw in my “glam room” on Ipsy’s website that I would be receiving the Demeter Jasmine fragrance roll on oil, I was a bit disappointed. Last summer I was sent a Sea Salt roll on of theirs.  It was okay, but I didn’t wear it too much and as a result I gave it away.  When I tried the Jasmine fragrance oil today, I was pleasantly surprised that I liked the scent.  This .29 fl oz perfume oil roll on is sold on Demeter Fragrance’s website for ten dollars.

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For those of you who have been watching my makeup tutorials on youtube, you may have noticed I frequently use the Urban Decay 24/7 dual ended eyeliner in Crave and Venus.  I also have another 24/7 eyeliner in Rockstar which came with my Glinda palette.  These products are all awesome recommendations from my friend Honey on youtube.  I truly enjoy using these eyeliners.

I was sent the 24/7 Black Velvet travel sized eyeliner in this month’s bag.  In a full size, this product can be found online and in-store at Sephora and Ulta (and also on Urban Decay’s Website) for twenty dollars.

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I currently own three of Mary Kay’s lipsticks.  Until now, I had yet to try a lip gloss of theirs.  In this month’s bag, I received their Jelly lip gloss in the shade Berry Me (.32 fl oz).  This jelly lip gloss can be found on their website for ten dollars.

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The last item in my bag I was sent, was the Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant (.25 oz).  This product can be found on Dr. Brandt Skincare’s website for $78 per two ounces.

What are you getting in your Ipsy bag this month? Which products are you excited most to try? Have you tried any of these products already? And if so, what do you think of their performance?  I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Or maybe you haven’t signed up yet? You receive any where from four to five beauty products each month delivered to your door, for just $10.  Check it out here: http://www.ipsy.com/r/1rva

❤ Beth

FTC:  I AM NOT BEING PAID BY ANY OF THE SAID COMPANIES FOR THIS BLOG POST AND VIDEO. I DO RECEIVE POINTS FOR ADDITIONAL FREE PRODUCT(S) FROM IPSY FOR REFERRALS USING MY LINK.  HOWEVER,  ALL THOUGHTS ARE MY OWN UNBIASED.