Get Your Nails Halloween Ready With China Glaze Monsters Ball!

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This October, you’re invited to celebrate with the ghosts and ghouls at the darkly decadent Monsters Ball, hosted by China Glaze®. Attended by spooky sparkles and tantalizing textures, you’re sure to have a hauntingly good time with this limited edition six-piece collection shrouded in mystery and dripping with lavish color.

Dance the night away in six colors and finishes perfect for All Hallows Eve (from left to right in photo, starting with top row):

• Fang-Tastic: Mysteriously mixed up green, blue and magenta glitter

• Bump In The Night: Hair-raising black texture

• Ghoulish Glow: Glow-in-the-Dark top coat

• Boo-Gie Down: Multi-sized orange, black and white glitter

• Howl You Doin’: Shadowy purple glitter

• Bat My Eyes: Ominous gold glitter

Ideal for creating holiday manicures that are a true work of art, the China Glaze® Monsters Ball display features artwork by renowned artist Abigail Larson, best known for her illustrations inspired by the various things that go bump in the night.

China Glaze® Monsters Ball is available in October 2013 at fine salons and beauty supply stores.

China Glaze® is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.

China Glaze® nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, please visit www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Facebook (@ChinaGlaze), Twitter (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Instagram (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Pinterest (pinterest.com/chinaglaze) and YouTube (youtube.com/chinaglazeofficial).

Top Five ‘Mammoth Mom Myths’ Revealed — Plus a Fab Skin Care Giveaway!

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Below is a fun article on what NOT to get your mom for Mother’s Day!  Keep reading because at the end, I will be announcing a fab Sea Buckthorn giveaway!!!

Reduce your risk of missing the mark this Mother’s Day by avoiding these popular beliefs or “Mammoth Mom Myths”:

5.  Moms LOVE to spend their free time cleaning! A new mop, dish scrubber or toilet brush will  make her feel more loved and needed and oh-so-special.

4.  What all mothers REALLY want is to cater to their families 24/7, so give her that honor by wrapping up a brand new serving tray set complete with pre-made hors d’oeuvres to feed everyone in the family (make sure it’s got lots of Dad’s favorite snacks—Mom LOVES to please her man)!

3.  Two words: Mom Jeans! That’s right—the kind that really emphasize the backside with HUGE pockets! Moms LOVE to look like their own mothers and can’t wait to ‘fill their mothers’ jeans.’ Make sure you sneak in her closet and find her pants size, and then go up a size or two to give her plenty of growing room—you know, the way she would always buy your shoes a little bigger.  She’ll appreciate how thoughtful you were to actually investigate her current size and to anticipate her growing assets to boot!

2.  Nothing shows how much you care like a brand new shiny cemetery plot! Wrap up her final resting place with a bright pink bow! Then surprise her with a Sunday drive and tell her you’re taking her to her brand new home! When she sees that plot of land that you painstakingly picked out just for her, she’ll cry real tears of joy. It’ll also fill her heart with pride that you’ve become such an excellent planner and that you’ve taken care of all the details so she can move onto the next life without a hitch!

And the number one mammoth mom myth to avoid…

  1. “Surprise, Mom! We’re moving back in!” What would make a mother happier than to have ALL of her grown children move back home? And of course, you’ve got a spouse and kids of your own now—with ALL of her kids and grandkids back under her roof, a minute won’t go by without her getting to be a mother! She can re-mother you, mother-in-law your spouse, grand-mother your kids, and EVEN dog-mother your pets! WOW! This Mother’s Day will be epic!

YIKES! Make it STOP! Reboot! Put on the brakes! So what DOES Mom really want? Something pure – something personal – something pampering. She wants SeabuckWonders! Give her serenity, health and beauty in a bottle with SeabuckWonders’ personal care product line. These natural, non-GMO, cruelty-free, organic products are packed with a high concentration of sea buckthorn oil for maximum results. That means healthier, softer and more beautiful skin for Mom and for all those who add these products to their daily routine. Kick it up a notch by adding in some of SeabuckWonders’ supplements like the Sea Buckthorn Berry and Seed Oils and Omega-7 Complete. Among others, the respected Dr. Mehemet Oz of “The Dr. Oz Show” has been praising sea buckthorn oils and liquid supplements for their profound balancing, soothing and rejuvenating properties. This cherished “super fruit” is rich in antioxidants, essential amino acids, vitamin E, the rare Omega 7, and 190 other bioactive nutrients. (Plus, Moms think Dr. Oz is HOT!) You can find all of SeabuckWonders’ amazing products at www.seabuckwonders.com. Purchase online or find a store in your area, and make Mom happy this Mother’s Day. She deserves it!

LOL!!!  I think I’d ground my kids if they got me mom jeans!

Sea Buckthorn Natural Skin Care Program
Sea Buckthorn Natural Skin Care Program

GIVEAWAY!!

I am giving away the Seabuck Wonders Sea Buckthorn Natural Skin Care Program (above, $73.84 USD) — Everything you need for great skin naturally. A complete skin care program that takes you from morning to night, leaving you with clear, smooth, beautiful skin.

Contains 1 bottle each:

  • Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion
  • Sea Buckthorn Facial Cream
  • Sea Buckthorn Facial Cleanser
  • Sea Buckthorn Hydrating Serum

To win, leave a comment letting me know that you need a new natural skin care regimen and would love to try Seabuck Wonders.  If you let me know that you posted this contest info on Twitter and included @fortyflirtyfab in your tweet, you get a second entry.  Yay!  I will choose a winner in two weeks, on Friday April 26th.

For another way to win, enter Seabuck Wonder’s “Tasteless Mother’s Day Gift” Contest on their facebook page with the following link: https://www.facebook.com/SeabuckWonders.

Sparkly Holiday Nail Polishes to Give and to Enjoy!

I love sparkle nail polish for the holidays.  And with all the cool glitter polishes out these days, you can really get a unique and festive look!

Here are some fun ones to buy for yourself or to give as gifts.  They also make great stocking stuffer.

China Glaze Holiday Joy Nail Polish Collection Holiday Winter 2012

The holiday season: it is truly the most wonderful time of the year – for nails! From gorgeous glitters to rich crèmes, ‘tis the season to add sparkle and shine to any manicure and pedicure.

Celebrate the season in colour with the new China Glaze® Holiday Joy collection!

Bringing tidings of good cheer, the China Glaze® Holiday Joy collection features 12 merry crèmes, glitters and shimmers including:

Glistening Snow – Fine diamond-like silver glitter

Champagne Kisses – Bubbly rose gold glitter

Angel Wings – Delicate gold dust glitter

Winter Holly – Gold-flecked dazzling green glitter

Glitter All The Way – Exciting multi-color glitter

Pizzazz – Twinkling multi-dimensional glitter blend

Blue Bells Ring – Icy blue shimmer

Pure Joy – Fiery red glitter with gold particles

Red Satin – Silky blue-based red crème

With Love – Classic red crème with a hint of orange undertones

Merry Berry – Rich berry red crème

Cranberry Splash – Ruby red shimmer

Each polish retails for approximately $7.50. For more information, please visit www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze  on Facebook (@ChinaGlaze), Twitter (@ChinaGlazeOfficial) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/chinaglaze).

NCLA THE GLITZ ($39 USD) lacquer set contains ‘Hollywood Hills Hot Number’, a large flake silver/ multi color infusion glitter and ‘Miss Sunset Strip’ a large flake purple glitter. In addition each set will contain a super exclusive special edition rose gold large flake glitter like never seen before.  The glitter particles in ‘High Above The City Lights’ are reminiscent of beautiful shards of rose gold metal – way ahead of the curve, a completely unique take on the glitter world!

All colors have a clear base and can be worn alone or over any color for full style points. Available at www.shopncla.com

Nails Inc The Fashionistas

Nails Inc The Fashionistas — Three mini special effects polishes add glitter, mirror shine or metallic for a show stopping look. These shades offer fantastic coverage, and will make your nails the talk of the holiday party. Shades include:

•      Abbey Road – full coverage holographic shimmer

•      Royal Opera Arcade – Amethyst nail jewelry

•      Stratford –rose gold mirror metallic

Price: $16.50, Available at Sephora inside JCPenney

L’Oréal Paris “Diamonds” Holiday Cosmetics Collection

L’Oréal Paris “Diamonds” Holiday Cosmetics Collection — Celebrate your worth with brilliance this holiday season. In honor of the brand’s iconic tagline, “Because You’re Worth It,” L’Oréal Paris introduces Diamonds, a limited-edition cosmetics collection with dazzling beauty essentials for eyes, lips and nails. Perfect for holiday party primping, the products in the line fall within three inspiring color schemes:

•      Love Diamond

•      True Diamond

•      Midnight Diamond.

Each offers exclusive shades of L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail polish.  The shades are:

So Chill — Soft pink with silver micro glitter

Sparkilicious — Silver glitter

Lifetime Love — Cherry red with red micro glitter

Fancy Me — Red and gold glitter

Drop Dead Gorgeous — Black with blue micro gliter

The Bigger the Better — Clear with black and silver glitter

Price:$5.99, available for individual purchase at drugstores nationwide (beginning in November 2012 and until supplies last).

Enjoy!

China Glaze On Safari Fall 2012

China Glaze nail lacquer invites you to take an exotic expedition with its Fall 2012 collection, On Safari.  Be captivated by the earthy tones, rich plums and celestial sparkles that make up this adventurous assortment of polishes. The China Glaze® On Safari features 10 rich crèmes and two glitters including:

  • Kalahari Kiss: Light sand brown
  • I’m Not Lion: Glistening gold and multi-color glitter
  • Call of the Wild: Beautiful chocolate brown-dark cherry blend
  • Adventure Red-y: Vivid red
  • Desert Sun: Delicious caramel
  • I Herd That: Brilliant copper glitter
  • Man Hunt: Bold cobalt blue
  • Exotic Encounters: Lush green crème with blue undertones
  • Elephant Walk: Cool graphite grey
  • Jungle Queen: Smoky violet
  • Purr-fect Plum: Bold burgundy
  • Prey Tell: Daringly dark red

On Safari is also available in:

  • 6-piece “Native” Collection: Man Hunt, Exotic Encounters, Elephant Walk, Jungle Queen, Purr-fect Plum and Prey Tell
  • 6-piece “Tourist” Collection: Kalahari Kiss, I’m Not Lion, Call of the Wild, Adventure Red-y, Desert Sun and I Herd That
  • 12-piece counter display

The China Glaze® On Safari collection will be available at fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide in July 2012.  Individual polishes retail for $7 USD; the 6-piece sets retail for $42 USD.

China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde. China Glaze nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, visit: http://www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Facebook and Twitter: http://twitter.com/ChinaGlaze

Glamour + Birchbox = Awesome Products To Sample!

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To celebrate their “Five Senses of Summer” July issue (on stands now), Glamour has partnered with Birchbox to stimulate the senses of beauty junkies everywhere.

If you haven’t heard of Birchbox, it is a deluxe sampling program that you can have shipped to your house monthly for just $10 per month!

Curated by Glamour’s beauty editors, the July box features treats from the following brands, among others:

See It: stila and Color Club to showcase the latest cosmetics trends

Hear It: Custom designed headphones and a Glamour edited “prettifying” playlist on Spotify – plus a month of free premium service on Spotify in every box

Feel It: AHAVA and Alterna® for skin and hair that feels silky smooth

Smell It: Oscar de la Renta fragrance to keep you uplifted

Taste It: LÄRABAR and Tea Forté for your snack cravings

You can shop full size Glamour picks and sign up now to get the Glamour box (while supplies last) at Birchbox.com.

You can also follow @birchbox and @glamourmag for brand updates on Twitter.

I may be receiving a Glamour Birchbox and when I do, I will review it on my blog.

Enjoy!

Beauty.com And Erin Fetherston Gift With Purchase

Touting celebrity fans including Zooey Deschanel, Rachel Bilson and Jessica Biel,Erin Fetherston is enjoying rave reviews for her latest ERIN by Erin Fetherston collections.

Currently, Beauty.com is thrilled to announce that Erin Fetherston is the newest collaborator in the beauty retailer’s designer bag series. Available atwww.beauty.com/erinfetherston with any Beauty.com purchase of $100 or more, customers will receive a vintage-inspired train case filled with a dozen prestige beauty samples and a $10 Beauty.com gift card –an exclusive gift valued at $130.

“For my exclusive makeup bag for Beauty.com, I was inspired by the nostalgia of travel and vintage luggage,” said Fetherston. “I love the contrast of the structured shape to the whimsical and fun butterfly print lining. It adds a touch of glamour to your everyday routine.”

The covetable case opens to reveal a touch-up mirror, elasticized side pockets and butterfly print lining fresh from theERIN by Erin Fetherston Spring/Summer 2012 collection. An exterior top handle, sturdy corner hardware and magnetic flap closure allow thepetite pink trunk to double as a travel-savvy keepsake.

Kathleen McNeill, President of Beauty.com, said, “After working with Erin for her Spring 2012 presentation, we are thrilled to be able to offer our customers a collectible featuring her fun and feminine aesthetic. It’s a handy piece for keepsakes or to offer as a gift, and the collection of samples allows customers toexperiment with some great new products as they plan to refresh their beauty wardrobes for spring.”

Each train case arrives filled with samples from some of the top brands in prestige beauty:

1.      bareMinerals® Pretty Amazing® Lipcolor, Bravado

2.      Stila® FULL SIZE Eye Shadow Compact, Cloud

3.      Supersmile® Whitening Introductory Kit

4.      Murad® Acne Clarifying Mask

5.      Smashbox® Photo Finish® Hydrating Foundation Primer

6.      Boscia® Oil-Free Nightly Hydration

7.      Jane Iredale® Tantasia® Self Tanner

8.      Alterna® BAMBOO Boho Waves Tousled Texture Mist

9.      Traditions by Nick Chavez® Yucca Root Shampooing Cream

10.  Bulgari® Refreshing Towel

11.  Too Faced® Tinted Beauty Balm

12.  ~H20+™ Face Oasis™ Hydrating Treatment

13.  $10 Beauty.com Gift Card

Visit the Beauty.com Video Library for a backstage look at Erin Fetherston’s colorful and mod-inspired Spring/Summer 2012 collection. For more on the latest happenings from Fashion Week and beyond, theBeauty.com trends page offers shoppers an in-depth review of what’s new and exciting in the world of beauty.

About Beauty.com – The World of Beauty Online®:

Beauty.com is a leading online destination for prestige beauty products. The web store provides a highly personalized shopping experience and offers more than 350 brands from widely recognized to niche, hard-to-find products.

Site-wide gifts with purchase are just one of the many perks available to Beauty.com customers.Other Beauty.com benefits include Everyday Free Shipping, 5% back on every purchase with drugstore.com dollars™, 100% color guarantee on eligible products, and a shared online shopping cart with the Beauty.com partner site, drugstore.com. Beauty fans can also get the latest tips, trends, and promotions sent directly to their email by signing up for the free weekly Beauty Bulletin. For social media exclusives, be sure to ‘like’Beauty.com on Facebook™ and follow@beautydotcomon Twitter™.

What I think:  Super-cute train case! I love the butterfly lining with the mirror and the cute little inner side pockets.  Adorable!  I may review some of the samples separately, but I have been using the Stila Cloud shadow for a few days and I love the shimmering neutral color.  So pretty!

Enjoy!

Don’t Forget to Enter my EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone Giveaway!

EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone – 5 Piece Brush and Case Set

Hi All — Don’t forget to enter my fab giveaway! I am giving away this awesome brush and makeup case set by EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone ($15.99 USD). These brushes are earth friendly, so soft and apply makeup like a dream. I have used many EcoTools brushes and love them all. Environmentally minded Alicia Silverstone designed the set. The details are:

CASE

BRUSHES

  • Highly sustainable bamboo handles.
  • 100% cruelty-free, soft taklon bristles.
  • Recycled aluminum ferrules.

PACKAGING

  • Box is made from 30% post-consumer recycled content and printed with non-toxic inks.

This limited edition EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone Brush Set and Case includes a Finishing Brush, Blush Brush, Angled Eye Shadow Brush, Lash & Brow Groomer and Brush Case.  All the tools you need to create Alicia’s natural look!

Contest is open to United States and Canadian residents. To win, leave a comment on my blog. For extra entries follow me on Twitter @fortyflirtyfab and/or subscribe to my blog at the right side of my site’s home page. I will draw the winner on Friday, March 18, 2011. Good luck!

China Glaze Crackle — The Hot New Nail Trend de Jour!

China Glaze Crackle

Looking for the hot new nail trend for 2011? Two-toned nails with a “crackled” top coat, is the it thing right now.  And you can do it yourself with China Glaze Crackle polish (8.00 USD)! China Glaze brings a whole new level to the game with “Crackle” polish! Create endless edgy looks and make a statement with fun, fearless, color. Everyone has asked for it, and now China Glaze is giving it to them! The six different Crackle colors include:
 
Lightning Bolt – White Crackle
Black Mesh – Black Crackle
Broken Hearted – Pink Crackle
Cracked Concrete – Grey Crackle
Fault Line – Purple Crackle
Crushed Candy – Teal Crackle
 
An innovative technology allows you to play with a wide array of color combinations and achieve an edgy, new wave look. This unique formula was developed to give your nails a “crackled” design over traditional nail color. Contrasting colors are used one over another to achieve a deconstructed shatter look that takes place right before your eyes. Instant art for your nails!
 
How do you do it? It’s easy! Apply your favorite China Glaze glitter, shimmer or crème. Depending on the color you are using, apply either one or two coats for full coverage. When the colored enamel is dry, brush on a thin layer of the Crackle color. Allow the Crackle to work its magic during dry time. After approximately 5 minutes when the crackled design has completely formed, apply a top coat to seal the design for prolonged wear.

I applied China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint (a soft mint green from the Up and Away collection), let it dry completely, and applied Cracked Concrete over it. It works almost like magic as it shatters apart right before your eyes! Once that dried, I applied a top coat to seal the look. It lasted almost a week! Remember to apply a thin coat so it cracks apart easier. This is a really cool look, not too office friendly (unless you work at a casual office like I do), but perfect for night out! 
 
China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.
 
China Glaze nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, visit: www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ChinaGlaze

Announcing EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone Giveaway!

EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone - 5 Piece Brush and Case Set

Hi All — I am giving away this awesome brush and makeup case set by EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone ($15.99 USD). These brushes are earth friendly, so soft and apply makeup like a dream. I have used many EcoTools brushes and love them all. Environmentally minded Alicia Silverstone designed the set. The details are: 

CASE
  • Case is made with natural hemp material.
  • Lining is made with recycled plastic (PET).
  • Floral design is printed with non-toxic inks.

BRUSHES

  • Highly sustainable bamboo handles.
  • 100% cruelty-free, soft taklon bristles.
  • Recycled aluminum ferrules.

PACKAGING

  • Box is made from 30% post-consumer recycled content and printed with non-toxic inks.

This limited edition EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone Brush Set and Case includes a Finishing Brush, Blush Brush, Angled Eye Shadow Brush, Lash & Brow Groomer and Brush Case.  All the tools you need to create Alicia’s natural look!

To win, leave a comment on my blog. For extra entries follow me on Twitter @fortyflirtyfab and/or subscribe to my blog at the right side of my site’s home page. I will draw the winner on Friday, March 18, 2011. Good luck!

Don’t Forget To Enter My Go SMiLE Giveaway!

Hi All! I announced this amazing giveaway valued at $150.00 on Monday February 21st and have not received many entries.  Just leave a comment telling me that you want to enter on any of my blog posts. Good Luck! The products are:

1.      NEW Speed Whitening System ($99.00 USD): Speed Whitening System is the latest GO SMiLE home teeth whitening innovation – a two-step “prime-and-whiten” application that cuts whitening time in half!  The secret is our exclusive patent-pending Pre-Whitening Gel – a clear, flavorless first coat that accelerates the release of stain-fighting oxygen ions in our patented whitening ampoules, while virtually eliminating tooth sensitivity. This dual-action system is clinically proven to whiten up to 8 shades in 4 days!
2.      NEW Green Apple Luxury Toothpaste ($16.00 USD): GO SMiLE Green Apple Luxury Toothpaste is a delicious way to keep your teeth white and healthy. A luscious twist on your everyday ritual, Green Apple Toothpaste will invigorate your day with refreshing flavor. With whitening and cavity protection, plus a delicious aromatherapy blend, it’s specially formulated to keep teeth bright and give your smile a refreshing sensory experience!
3.      Touch Up® Ampoules in Green Apple ($35.00 USD for 30): Once you’ve whitened your teeth, use smile perfecting Touch Up ampoules to help polish teeth and keep them white. Just Flip, Pop, Touch Up™ after eating and drinking to help keep stains from setting on teeth. These portable, single-dose ampoules work like a mid-day brush, specifically targeting the bacteria that cause bad breath and refreshing the entire mouth, no sink required.

I have been using all of these products and really love them. The Speed Whitening System was easy to use, tastes good (not bleachy) and didn’t irritate my teeth and gums. It really whitened, too. The Green Apple toothpaste is pretty yummy and keeps teeth white. The Touch Up ampoules are fun to use and great for after lunch, at work or at any time! You can purchase these at www.gosmile.com.

To win ALL THREE of these products worth a combined value of $150.00 leave a comment on my blog telling me that you would love to try GO SMiLE. For an extra entry, like GO SMiLE on Facebook or follow them on Twitter, then email me at lorena.emerson@gmail.com to let me know. I will be drawing a winner on Friday, March 4, 2011. Good Luck!