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Limited Edition Glitter by Sinful Colors

Today while at Target I stumbled across three Limited Edition Sinful Colors Glitters!! I purchased them for $1.99 each.


The names are adorable: Listed left to right: Thats Elfed Up!, Sleigh My Name (Coffee shops do this often) and Santa Claws. Sinful Colors Glitter polishes are always on point and the right price which is why they are one of my favorite.


For the swatches I brushed on the first coat and sponged on the second, all have a top coat.


Santa Claws is a gold shimmer base with mixed sizes of hex glitter in both red and white.

Sleigh My Name is holographic base with mixed gold hex glitter and white stars, you will need to dig for the stars.

That’s Elfed Up! is a clear base with larger red and off white hex glitter with smaller round white and green glitter.

If you see these purchase them for yourself and to gift!

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Hard Candy Holiday 2014 sets

While at Walmart I noticed Hard Candy had a nice mix of nail polish sets out for the Holiday season! They also have a few makeup sets, I found them in Holiday section.

Each set has a $1.00 off coupon ( inside) off your next Hard Candy purchase. The sets range in price from $9.88 to $19.88.

Sorry the photos aren’t the best, between the lights and reflective packaging I had some issues.

There are three Ombré Color Waves that retail for $4.88.


Ultimate Nail Art Kit.
The next three photos show the shades available in a cube of 24 mini polishes! This retailed for $14.88



Nail Art Kit.

Total Eye Kit in two shades with eight eyeliners the kit on the right has glitter eyeliners. Retails for $9.88.

A four pack of Baked Eye Shadow, three to choose from. Retail for $9.88.

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Essie winter 2014 trend collection

While at Walgreens today I spotted the Essie 2014 Holiday nail polish collection, this collection is called winter 2014 trend collection with the theme ” when I jiggle hi jiggle low I kick off my heels!”

This blog post is to give followers a heads up on the Essie winter trend, for those who read my blog and follow my social media you know I do not blog about or use Essie, I own eight Essie polish shades, I’m not a fan of the Essie formula therefore I tend to stay away from them and would rather spend the money on Orly, OPI or Zoya.

This collection has four shades: tuck it in my tux, jiggle hi, jiggle low, double breasted jacket, and jump in my jumpsuit.

Tuck it in my tux- a sheer in a cream color.

Jiggle hi, jiggle low- metallic silver.

Double breasted jacket-cream red.

Jump in my jumpsuit-dark red.

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2014 Snowman Polishes

Recently I took a trip to New England and of course while there I had to check out a Rite Aid where I found some cute Holiday Polishes in Snowman form.

Each bottle retails for $4.99 the shades range from solid cream shades in blue, mint, pink to shades with shimmer and then glitter packed shades!

I purchased one bottle of glitter, it has small green and red hex glitter with large white hex glitter. The polish goes on smooth and the swatch has two light coats.

Fellow blogger Nouveau Cheap made a post here on her find be sure to check it out!



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Holiday Nails-Christmas Tree!

With the holiday season upon us I decided to add a little holiday spirit to my nails! This is a simple Christmas tree look which can be done in all colors with different types of decorations.

For this look I used NYC In a New York Minute MoMA and High Line Green (both press samples), star shaped nail rhinestones and nail tape. I kept the look simple but could have added “bulbs” using a toothpick or dotting tools.

To get the look:

1. Paint the nails a base color of choice, I used NYC MoMa.
2. Take the nail art tape and create a triangle on the nail. (I do one nail at a time.)

3. Take two more pieces of nail tape and place them diagonally inside the triangle.

4. Using a color of your choice, I used NYC High Line Green, paint inside the triangle tape.
5. Take the tape off right after you painted the nail.
6. Add a quick dry top coat I used NYC In a New York Minute (press sample)
7. Place the star rhinestone on the top of the tree.

A few tips:
1. Use a fast drying nail color or top coat when using nail art tape; it speeds up the nail art process.

2. When adding rhinestones to your nails you can either place the quick top dry coat to one nail at a time then place the rhinestone on the nail, or use a toothpick or dotting tool to dot on some quick drying top coat where you will be placing the rhinestone.

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Orly Perfect Pair Duo Kit!

While at my local Marshals today I found several sets from Orly called Perfect Pair Nail Lacquer Duo Kit. Each set has two full size bottles and sold for $5.99 per set. Some sets were creams, others duochrome, and some glitter.

I purchased three sets; two of the sets are from the FX Collection; and then a random set with glitter.

The colors which came in the collections I purchased are: Rock the world, Rococo A Go Go, Rock-It (all three are from the Mineral FX 2011 Collection), Its Not Rocket Science (from Cosmic FX Fall 2010 Collection), Can’t be Tamed (Flash Glam FX 2012 Collection), After Party (Feel the Vibe 2012 Collection).

I hope you get a chance to purchase a few of these sets as gifts or to add them to your own collection!

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OPI Liquid Sand Gift Set!

While out shopping today I stopped at my local Marshalls & TJ Maxx to see if there were any new polish set, to my surprise I stumbled across a few OPI sets called There’s Nothing Like the Present, each set has two full size polishes for $7.99. I picked up three sets, two sets are Liquid Sand and one is a glitter set!

The two Liquid Sand sets came with: Can’t Let Go (purple), Get Your Number (blue); Stay the Night (dark red); and The Impossible (red with stars), these polishes are from a limited release of the Mariah Carey collection that came out in early 2013.

The glitter set came with Save Me (micro silver glitter with holographic bar glitter); and Metallic for Life (black base with silver hex glitter). These two polishes are from the early 2012 Nicki Minaj collection.

These sets are perfect to give as a gift or to purchase for your own collection, at $7.99 for two you can’t go wrong!

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Sally Hansen Holiday 2013 Bling in the New Year!

I purchased four new Complete Salon Manicure polishes from Sally Hansen; the four polishes are part of Sally Hansen’s Holiday 2013 Bling in the New Year Collection. Some of these polishes are reissues, the four I purchased are new, they are called Twinkle Toes-ty, 3, 2, 1derland, Midnight, Glitz and Fa-la-la-lavender. These were found at CVS and I was able to pick up four polishes for the price of two because Sally Hansen placed a coupon for buy one get one free on the display!

This review is on Twinkle Toes-ty and 3, 2,1derland. I used a base color under each swatch the name will be noted with the photo. When I posted the swatch for 3,2, 1derland on Instagram some thought it was a duplicate of Mermaids Tale, it is similar but different. You can see my review on Mermaids Tale here, the difference between these two polishes are that Mermaids Tale is a navy jelly base with more teal and less green glitter where 3,2,1derland is a clear base with green and teal multi-sized hex glitter that is more green than teal. These polishes have a wider brush which I am not a fan of.

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Twinkle Toes-ty- on a base from Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear called Red Carpet, the polish is a clear base with multi-sized gold holographic hex glitter. Each nail has three coats.

3,2,1derland- on a base from Sally Hansen lustre shine called Moonstone, I took one photo outside and one inside so you can see the difference, the ring finger has three coats and the other fingers are a sponge gradient.


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Sinful Colors Holiday 2013 Collection Tinsel N’ice

I purchased seven new holiday polishes from Sinful Colors; this collection is called Tinsel and N’ice and can be found in the Decorate Decadently display at Walgreens. You can see the new Mirror Metallic’s here, which is also part of this display! The seven polishes in the Tinsel N’ice collection are Silver Rainbows, Tinsel Town, Pink Icicles,Cold As Ice, Gold Tinsel, Tinsel and Shine, and Spiked Ice.

For the swatches I placed a Sinful Colors polish as the base, each color will be noted with the swatch. The Tinsel N’ice will be great for top coats, an accent nail or part of nail art. The formula is a thick clear base with different colored tinsel like bar glitter; the only two that will not resemble Tinsel are Cold As Ice and Spiked Ice.

For a comparison of other bar glitters which I have blogged about you can check out my review here for Sally Hansen and here Salon Perfect.

I can see this collection being used for everyday or other Holidays as well! I have a favorite in this collection it is Tinsel and Shine,  a bar glitter party on your nails and is perfect for any celebration nail design!

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Silver Rainbows-Pink, purple and green glitter bars over Envy

Tinsel Town-Aqua and purple bar glitter over Sweet Tooth

Pink Icicles-Pink, white and black bar glitter over Sugar and Spice, think Valintines Day nails!

Cold As Ice-White bar glitter over Endless Blue-this combo reminds me of rain or a hail storm!

Gold Tinsel-Gold and copper bar glitter over Sugar Sugar

Tinsel and Shine-Gold, Pink, blue, copper and purple bar glitter over Sail La Vie

Spiked Ice-Black bar glitter over Cool Gray

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New Mirror Metallic’s by Sinful Colors!

Today I purchased six new Metallic polishes from Walgreens. The six metallic’s came from an end cap display labeled Decorate Decadently. The six new metallic’s are called Red Eye, Triple Platinum, Pine Away, Purple Heart, Blue Steel and Gold Metal.

Like the other metallics from Sinful Colors these went on smooth, all swatches have two coats.

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Red Eye

Triple Platinum

Pine Away

Purple Heart

Blue Steel

Gold Metal

Painted nails are happy nails!