Friday, August 31, 2012

Julep Sandra Swatch

Here is a swatch of Julep Sandra. She is a fun dark pink with a little shimmer. Here's without flash and then with flash.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sally Hansen the Real Teal and Andrea's Choice Circus Somersault French

Here's a fun and colorful french mani! I used to come up with the polishes. :)

I used Sally Hansen the Real Teal and Andrea's Choice Circus Somersault. Oh, and a little scotch tape. :)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Unnamed LA Colors Swatch - Puke Green

I got this little bottle in the multi-pack of unnamed LA Colors. It is GROSS. I will never insult my fingers by putting this color on them ever again! It looks like someone ate pea soup and then threw it up on my fingers. I removed this immediately!! 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Unnamed LA Colors Swatch - Red

I got this little guy in a multi-pack of unnamed LA Colors. This is a very close dupe for Sally Hansen Heart to Heart and Julep January. I needed three coats.

Friday, August 24, 2012

China Glaze Want My Bawdy

Here is the final swatch for the China Glaze Bohemian collection. This is Want My Bawdy. It's a deep purple that shifts to cobalt.  It's gorgeous! I am in love with this entire line and I know I will be consistently reaching for one of these bottles for future manis.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

China Glaze Deviantly Daring

Here is another swatch from the China Glaze Bohemian Collection. This one is Deviantly Daring. It's blue, turquoise, with some purples. Beautiful! 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

China Glaze No Plain Jane

This little gem is from the new China Glaze Bohemian Collection. This is No Plain Jane. I've said before that this collection is hard to photograph and that is true of this one. It has golds, purples, browns, and greens all hidden somewhere in it.  

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Andrea's Choice Circus Ringmaster Swatch

Holy hot neon Batman! This girl is NEON Pink. I mean HOT HOT NEON.
Almost hurts my eyes to look at it in real life! Woah!
But I kinda like it :p

Monday, August 20, 2012

China Glaze Rare and Radiant Swatch

Here's another swatch from the China Glaze Bohemian Collection. This one if Rare & Radiant. It's a green that shifts to gold and once in a while I catch a glimpse of blue. 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

August 2012 Birchbox Worst Birchbox Ever

In my opinion, this is the worst Birchbox I have received so far. Perhaps I'm tainted because MyGlam has been so amazing lately but in this month's Birchbox I feel like I paid $10 for a razor that I could have bought outright at the grocery store for half or less. I feel that if I receive items in a paid subscription service that I could (and have!) received elsewhere for free that something is terribly wrong. The razor and the shave cream this month are the only things I couldn't have gotten for free. Which isn't really true either because I've gotten razors for free from Influenster. Sigh. Oh Birchbox! How you disappoint me!!

Viva La Juicy Perfume Sample. Ugh. I can get three perfume samples just like this every time I purchase from So why am I paying for one???

Yu-Be Moisturizer. I've had at least two other tubes of this in the past. I honestly don't remember which box or company I got them from. But I'm over it. It's not that great and I'm sick of seeing it in my boxes.

Whish Shave Cream. I'll admit--this smells good. This is one of the two samples where I feel like it belongs in a monthly subscription box.

Stila Foundation and Concealer samples. I have received more generous samples than this for freefrom Sephora. So I'm asking myself AGAIN...Why am I paying for this?

And...a razor? WTF, Birchbox? Are you serious? What happened to the high end, luxury sized samples? In each box, we usually get a full sized item and this month's is...a razor? Super disappointed.

I used to love Birchbox and looked forward to it every month. Now I feel like I'm just annoyed. I'm not sure if I'm going to quit yet. Maybe I'll give them another month or two. The August box was definitely a waste of money.

Friday, August 17, 2012

China Glaze Unpredictable Swatch

I am in love with the China Glaze Bohemian Collection. Each color is gorgeous! This is Unpredictable. It goes from green to gold to blue. It's memorizing! But...also really hard to capture on camera. Here's my best effort. :)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

MyGlam Bag August 2012

Once again, the My Glam girls put together an awesome bag! My only complaint is that the top of my lipgloss is broken, rendering it unusable. :( It makes me incredibly sad. I have an email out to customer service to see if they will replace it.

Circus by Andrea's Choice in Ringmaster. Some people were annoyed that MyGlam sent polish out two months in a row--and the same brand at that. However, I LOOOVE polish (if you hadn't noticed) so I was thrilled! Especially since these bottles are huge!

Demeter Dragon Fruit Roll On Perfume. This smells fantastic. Normally I hate getting perfume samples in these bags, but this thing smells so wonderful that I'm actually very happy!

Salty Cosmetics Loose Mineral Shadow in Glama-Zoid. This is going to be a great highlighting shade! It's not nearly as purple as it looks in the photo. It's pearlescent and only  needs a light touch to get a great effect.

Eclos serum and cream. I have never tried this brand, but a lot of people were thrilled it was in this month's bag so I have high hopes.

Custom MyGlam lipgloss! I was super excited about this. Then, I go to swatch it for you and the entire top comes off! Gloss spilled out the sides! I am very bummed about this especially since the color is great and the gloss smells wonderful! Lots of sad faces. :(  :(  :(   I have emailed customer service to see if they will send me a replacement, so fingers crossed!

Sad, broken tube. *TEARS*

My Glam is absolutely my favorite monthly sampling company out there. They always rock my world. Hopefully they will rock it even harder by sending me a replacement gloss!