Hi all! Treat yourself to a candy colored manicure, with Sally Hansen’s NEW Insta Dri x Jelly Belly collection. A sweet new twist on the classic Insta Dri formula, this collection transforms Jelly Belly’s wildly popular flavors into your favorite quick dry polish. These vibrant shades are the perfect way to welcome Spring. Perfect for the woman on the go- one stroke, one coat, and you’re ready to go in 60 seconds.
Here’s a close up of a couple of the shades. I believe they are Very Cherry and Bubble Gum:
This is the the full range of polish shades from this collection:
Very Cherry — Ripe and ravishing, this primary red cream shade is a classic take on a delicious cherry red
Bubble Gum — This party-perfect candy pink won’t burst your bubble
Tutti Fruitti — A confetti like polish adorned with multi colored sparkles will look good enough to eat (but it’s not!)
Buttered Popcorn — Watch a flick or take your tips out on the town in this pale yellow cream hue tinged with platinum sparkle
Blueberry — Sweet and juicy, this deep true blue makes a statement
Green Apple — Vibrantly verdant, this crisp light green hue delights
Berry Blue — Opt for a brighter take on a medium blue tint and be berry impressed
Island Punch — Relax beachside with a fruit-infused drink and this vivacious violet
Coconut– Creamy and dreamy, this pure white mod shade evokes coladas by the pool
Strawberry Cheesecake — Treat yourself to a pale pink polish punctuated with hot pink glitter
Peach — Fresh and fabulous, this hue features coral-colored sparkles for an iridescent effect
I haven’t tried these yet, but I’m hoping to get some to review for you. I think that Tutti Fruitti, Buttered Popcorn, Island Punch, Berry Blue and Peach sound amazing! But, I think they all would make gorgeous nail looks for spring!
Hi all! I hope you are doing well this Saturday and it’s not too cold where you are!
I was sent some beautiful nail polishes from Lauren B. and Morgan Taylor for my honest review.
I love polishing my nails holiday and season appropriate shades. The ones below are so fresh and pretty for Valentine’s Day, or any time!
The first polishes are from Lauren B. and are great choices for Valentines Day or any Date Night:
Lauren B. Beauty 33 Carats
Lauren B. Beauty Laurel Canyon Lover
Lauren B. Beauty LOVE
Lauren B. Beauty Rose Bowl
Lauren B. Beauty in “33 Carats”– ($19 USD) Sounds like a rock that Elizabeth Taylor might wear, and that’s what inspired this polish. Packed with ultra-fine flecks of silver glitter (in a range of sizes), it’s diamond-powder sparkly and festive without being gaudy.
Lauren B. Beauty in “Laurel Canyon Lover” —($18 USD) A perfect balance between true red and burgundy, this shade looks sexy, festive and modern all at once. The deeply pigmented formula levels out perfectly, leaving nails smooth and jewel-like.
Lauren B. Beauty in “LOVE.”–($18 USD) A cool, sheer petal pink, this loving shade gives you the look of immaculately manicured nails with an extra burst of glossiness.
Lauren B. Beauty in “Rose Bowl”–($18 USD) Less traditional than red but just as rich. This vibrant, purple-tinged pink has a hint of delicate silver shimmer, lending it cool, unexpected depth.
Young, Wild and Free-sia
Follow the Petals
Color goes full bloom with Morgan Taylor’s Spring collection The Color Of Petals Professional Nail Lacquer Collection! Inspired by the soft and subtle colors of your favorite flowers. This collection features a range of plush pastels in shades of pretty pinks, toned-down nudes, and pops of peach and purple to provide the perfect finishing touch to any colorful springtime look.
There are 5 shades available at Ulta — From left to right in the photo above are:
I Feel Flowerful — Light Nude Creme
Merci Bouquet — Lilac Creme
Young, Wild and Free-sia — Soft Peach Creme
Follow the Petals — Pink Pearl
Strike a Poise (not shown) — Blush Pink Creme
These are the Spring collection, but the shades are so fresh and beautiful, that they are perfect for Valentine’s Day, too!
I am also going to be posting these collections on my Instagram @fortyflirtyfab today and tomorrow. Check it out. I would love to have you follow me there and will follow you as well!
Do you like to do holiday specific manicures? Or what is your favorite nail polish shades for this time of year?
Hi All! Can you believe how close it is getting to Christmas? Are you going to hoiday parties? If so, some pretty new makeup might be fun for your Christmas and New Year’s parties!
Below are some choices that will help get you glam through to 2019:
Limited Edition Butterfly Bag – ($20 USD) A portion of the profits goes to SaveOurMonarchs, a grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to saving the embattled monarch butterflies. Original artwork by Gretchen Kelly designed exclusively for janeiredale. Featured butterflies, Monarchs and Swallowtails, are native to Jane‘s garden. Zip-close pure cotton canvas bag with wipe-clean vinyl liner.
Dance with Me Refillable Compact ($20 USD) Refillable rose gold compact embellished with elegant butterflies holds PurePressed® Base Mineral Foundation, Bronzer Refills, PureMatte® Finish Powder Refill or Beyond Matte® HD Matifying Powder. Elegant, mirrored, rose gold compact has a butterfly embellishment. Close with a satisfying snap, keeping makeup fresh & protected. Sleek, lightweight design is made of recyclable plastic. High-shine finish is fingerprint resistant. Perfect for on-the-go touch-ups.
Let’s Party Eye Shadow Kit – ($59 USD) — Five super-saturated, universally wearable PurePressed® Eye Shadows with just a playful touch of shimmer. Highly pigmented, long-lasting and crease resistant. Use wet or dry; apply colors alone, blended or layered.Botanical extracts soothe, protect and nurture skin. The shades are:
Spree – pale pink with subtle shimmer
Wing-ding – plum with subtle shimmer
Soiree – royal blue with subtle shimmer
Shindig – shimmery jade green
Hootenanny – shimmery chocolate brown
All of these gorgeous products and more can be purchased at janeiredale.com
Maybelline New York Burgundy Bar Eyeshadow Palette ($11.99) — Filled with ultra-shimmery shades of burgundy and gold, this palette will help you create a warm-toned smokey eye that is perfect your office holiday party, New Year’s Eve, and everything in between.
Maybelline New York Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter ($9.99) — Glitter and glow this holiday season with the go-to highlighter that will have you shining bright all night long! The Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter is available in four shades, offering a match for all skin tones. Shades include: Molten Gold, Molten Rose Gold, Molten Peach, and Molten Topaz
Maybelline New York Lip Studio Metallic Foil Liquid Lipstick ($8.99) — There’s no better time to rock a sparkly, metallic lip than the holidays! See here for a tutorial on how to apply this statement lipstick for the most festive pout at the party. Shades include: Luna, Zen, Calypso, Nemesis, Trident, and Vortex
Purchase at mass market retailers near you.
POP Beauty Topper Popper ($8 each) — Metallic top-coat to use over any lip colour, or use on bare lips for sheer gilded pout. No smudge, no budge to last throughout the day & night! Perfect for Parties, Red Popper is especially nice for Christmas! The shades from left to right are Cream Popper, Peach Popper, Copper Popper, Pink Popper, Red Popper and Violet Popper.
Complete Salon Manicure Ready in Reds Collection ($7.99 USD) — From cool, beautiful berry tones to a classic red, this collection will have you feeling festive throughout the holiday season.
Complete Salon Manicure Ready in Reds Collection shades include:
Red Handed: This lipstick-inspired red hue will be worth getting caught — it’s a full-on holiday hotness heist.
Red Zin: Toast the season in this rich, deep wine-inspired crimson polish with a cream finish.
Belle of the Ball: Be the fairest of them all at every fete in your holiday-party circuit in a sparkle-tinged mulberry tone.
Oh So Lava-ly: This majorly metallic take on burgundy is an eruption of elegance.
Cherry Delightful: Fall for a freshly picked Morello cherry-red polish with a glossy finish to dress up your holiday-party look.
Berry Fancy: A juicy take on this cranberry-hue will add an element of luxury to every ensemble.
Purchase at mass market retailers.
What makeup do you like to use for the holidays? I love all shimmers and glitters, so these products are perfect for me!
Hi all! I’m back with more gorgeous holiday gift ideas! Today I am focusing on sets of items that you can try out or give to a beauty fan!
Below is a variety of holiday gift sets from fragrance, to skincare to bath and body and nails:
LAVANILA The Healthy Fragrance Rollerball Trio: Find your favorite with this trio of hand-crafted, roller-ball fragrances. Each exquisite scent infuses organic sugar cane alcohol with a beautiful blend of pure essential oils for a luxurious experience that is gentle on sensitive skin. Wear individually or layer for a signature scent. Set includes 3 x 5ml roller-ball fragrances $20 ($45 value)
Pure Vanilla — The Perfect Vanilla: Warm Madagascar vanilla, sheer freesia and creamy tonka bean.
Vanilla Grapefruit — Sparkling Citrus: Juicy pink grapefruit, fresh lime, cedar wood and Madagascar vanilla.
Zoella Beauty Cosmos Fragrance Collection
Zoella Beauty Scents of Wonder Rollerball Trio
Zoella Beauty Cosmos Fragrance Collection ($16.50 USD) — Discover a scent that’s out of this world with the Zoella Cosmos Fragrance Collection. Cosmos features crisp, uplifting notes of mint blended with delicious red fruits to create a very special limited edition fragrance and body lotion. This set includes:
Cosmos Fragrance (1.5 oz)
Cosmos Lotion (4.4 oz)
Zoella Beauty Scents of Wonder Rollerball Trio ($12.95 USD) — Discover these fragranced wonders in the Zoella Scents of Wonder Rollerball Trio. This trio of rollerballs are the perfect partners for your handbag. This trio includes:
Sweet Inspiration Rollerball (0.3 oz)
Gelat’eau Rollerball (0.3 oz)
Botanic’eau Rollerball (0.3 oz)
Purchase at Ulta.com
Morgan Taylor React Trio With Bag
Morgan Taylor Classic MiniI 4 Pack
Morgan Taylor Lacquer has come out with the Forever Fabulous Marilyn Monroe” Holiday/Winter 2018 Collection. The collection is beautiful! You can purchase 16 new individual shades of polish inspired by Marilyn Monroe, or there are some fun bundles like the ones above.
REACT TRIO WITH BAG — Includes 15ml bottles of REACT Base Coat, REACT Top Coat,
Wish Upon A Starlet polish, and a Marilyn Monroe makup bag
CLASSIC MINI 4 PACK — Includes 5ml bottles of She’s A Natural, Hollywood’s Sweetheart,
A Kiss From Marilyn, and The Camera Loves Me.
Colorescience Sunforgettable Holiday Duo ($45 USD) — This holiday duo features our Mini Colorescience® Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50 and Mini Lip Shine SPF 35, in an exclusive scarlet shade.
ONEOSEVEN Gift Set ($79 USD) — A limited edition gift set containing the brand’s newly launched 107 line containing all the essentials for glowing, refreshed skin. Rose Vinegar Water can be used as a makeup setting spray or as a midday refresher that calms and hydrates. An Oil-in-Gel Cleanser with a dual action formula containing Jojoba Seed Oil in a gel base that emulsifies with water to provide a gentle yet deep clean. And finally, an illuminator with 14 different natural oils and amino acids to provide a healthy, soft luminous glow. Plus, all products come in a complimentary branded tote bag!
Purchase at GothamGrove.com
Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Do you buy beauty gifts? I give beauty products to my friends and family, and I have a stockpile for them, but it’s fun to buy these amazing sets!
Hi all! I hope you are having a great weekend so far! I’m reviewing some fun Sally Hansen polishes that I received for my honest review.
I went a while this summer without wearing polish and not really taking care of my nails. So I’ve been trying to keep my nails polished and looking good for fall!
Nude nails are definitely an accessory that enhances your complexion but finding the perfect shade can be overwhelming. Sally Hansen has introduced Color Therapy Modern Neutrals, a collection that offers deep jewel hues and flesh tones. The line consist of 6 hues in varying finishes that also help to restore nails without sacrificing luminous color.
The shades from left to right are:
Dusty Plum — Mauve
Pink and Harmony — Iridescent medium pink
Falling Deep — Crimson shimmer
Bronze Reflection — Multi-faceted copper shimmer
Cashmere Calm — Warm buff nude
Diffused Light — Rich cream
I love these different shades of neutral polishes! I love all of these for the fall and winter. The Color Therapy line is so nice. They are great on the nails, and they last a while without chipping.
These can be purchased at mass market retailers.
Sally Hansen says it’s time to liven up those manis with the latest installment to their Miracle Gel lineup featuring the NEW Miracle Gel Color Whirl! It’s an overcoat that creates a marble effect over any Miracle Gel polish, so you’ll still get the great chip resistant gel-like wear you expect, but now with a mesmerizing design!
This innovative formula works with all your favorite classic Miracle Gel shades, or any on-trend seasonal colors to give you a new eye-catching look every time! Miracle Gel Color Whirl is available in two color-transforming “overcoats”, Steam Punk and Marble-ous, that work with the Miracle Gel 2-step system giving you a new salon-inspired look in just one swipe, right in the comfort of your own home!
I received these to test and I find them so interesting. I first applied them like normal nail polish and swiped the brush over my whole nail. It didn’t really work. The polish broke up a little bit but not enough to look marbled. So then I read the instructions and you are supposed to wipe off the excess polish and drag it over the nail in short strokes. That worked. The polish broke up to look more spotty. It’s actually pretty fun to use. I love using the lighter color Marble-ous over a light shade for a cool textured look. The black looks really cool over red!
These are also available at mass market retailers.
Do you wear nail polish? What colors do you like to wear in the fall?
Hi all! Fall is just around the corner and I’m starting to do my fall makeup reviews. I’m so excited because this is one of my favorite times of year!
Below are new fall products that I have been sent for my honest review:
Just launched is jane iredale’s NEW Triple Luxe Long Lasting Naturally Moist Lipsticks ($35 each). there are 15 fresh “power colors” in a breakthrough luxury, clean formula. From electric pink (Natalie) to fine wine (Ella) to bold red (Gwen) to made-for-you nudes (Gabby, Molly, Sharon, Tricia), each lip-loving shade uses antioxidant-rich Moringa Oil to soothe and nourish, plus Tahitian Vanilla and Blackberry for subtly sweet, natural flavor.
I love how these feel on. They are hydrating but feel really light on. I do have to layer them to get an opaque look. I have these in Jackie (peachy pink), Rose (light merlot) and Ella (deep rose brown). I love nude and lighter colors and Jackie is so pretty on! I will wear the other two in the fall when I deepen my lip color.
Morgan Taylor Lacquer has just launched their African Safari collection for Fall 2018. Inspired by the sweeping landscape of a safari, the Fall collection embodies the rich earth tones of this destination. Brilliant pearls of sapphire, pewter, and garnet compliment saturated crèmes giving the entire collection the uninhibited feeling that anything can happen under the starry skies of the Serengeti. Here are the shades:
· Are You Lion to Me? – Pewter Shimmer
· Off The Grid – Black Brown Crème
· No Cell? Oh Well! – Sapphire Blue Pearl
· Wanna Share a Tent? – Garnet Red Pearl
· No Sudden Mauves – Rose Mauve Pearl
· Neutral by Nature – Warm Nude Crème
These are all gorgeous for fall! I find that Morgan Taylor Lacquers apply easily and stays on for days! I love deeper polishes going into the cooler seasons and am exited to have these shades to play with!
I just received these these gorgeous Hard Candy eye shadow palettes and have been testing them out. The shadows are nice, but they do take some building up to get pigment. When I do build them up, they look so pretty all day! And there is little kick up in the pan or fall out on the eyes!
I am really looking forward to fall, but it’s still summer! And while the weather is still warm and the sun is shining, I want to wear bright colors!
Below are my picks for the end of summer. I received samples for my honest review of everything except for the Maybelline Soda Pop palette:
Maybelline New York Soda Pop Eyeshadow Palette ($13.99 USD) — I don’t have this yet, but I do want to get it because I think the shades are gorgeous! Here’s the info:
Use the NEW Maybelline New York Soda Pop Eyeshadow Palette to take nudes to a new level. Wearable neutrals meet bold pops of color – encompassing the hottest color trends in one convenient palette! Curated with 12 super creamy shades that pack a strong pigment punch, this palette offers intense color payoff in just one swipe. The best part? The palette is enriched with a cherry-cola scent that is sure to quench your color thirst. Soda Pop Eyeshadow Palette offers everything you need to create your soda-inspired look that POPS!
Wunder2 Wunderkiss Gloss Lip Liner ($11.95 USD) — This liner is created to be used with lip gloss! The liner is very smooth and easy to use. The claim is that it can be used to create a beautiful, long-lasting lip contour that keeps your lip gloss in place. I find that it does just that. My gloss looks fresh for longer. Available in 3 shades — Nude, Rose and Berry. I love the Nude, but the Rose is so pretty, too! The Berry is a little dark for me, but I might try it in the fall.
Purchase at www.wunder2.com
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Sunset Splash Collection
I have been loving these Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Sunset Splash Collection for my end of summer nails looks. Give your nails a gradient summer splash with the “Sunset Splash” collection which features 6 shades. From glamorous sunset sky to glitter gradients this collection definitely has you covered. I love doing an ombre look with these or I use a cream like Smartease and add a shimmer or glitter accent like Metro Midnight. Plus since I use these with their gel top coat, they stay looking amazing for about a week!
What products are you loving now? Are you still wearing summer products or are you all about fall?