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Shimmer Polish Mary

Happy Thanksgiving y’all! I had a great Thanksgiving with my husband’s side of the family and I am stuffed to the brim! I also managed to do some online shopping with Black Friday deals that went live early. I’ll keep this post short and sweet as I have to check out a couple more deals online. Here’s Shimmer Polish Mary.

Shimmer Polish Mary

This shade is packed with glittery goodness. It is described as “red, silver & black” according to the creator. That is a pretty spot on description for this shade really. I like red glitter shades like this because it’s not a safe color combo per se with silver and black. It’s kinda unique really. Just like other Shimmer Polish shades I’ve used and reviewed, glitter pieces are abundant and no sinking glitter at all even though I’ve had this bottle for more than a year. Formula is nice and applies beautifully. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Shimmer Polish Mary (in shade)

Shimmer Polish Mary (direct sunlight)

Shimmer Polish Mary (close-up)

Shimmer Polish Mary (angle changed)

Shimmer Polish Mary (lighting changed)

Shimmer Polish retails for $12 each and you can purchase them on the website or through their Etsy store. If none of the shades are quite right, you can request a custom polish to be made in any name you want for $15 each.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Nina Ultra Pro Tango

Here’s another oldie but a goodie from Nina Ultra Pro. As mentioned in my earlier post here for another shade from the same collection, I found these pictures when going through an old folder in my photo account online. Here’s Nina Ultra Pro Tango.

Nina Ultra Pro Tango

This reddish creme shade looks so shiny! I have no idea how many coats this is or what the formula’s like since I took this a long time ago (and I still haven’t located this in my stash).

Nina Ultra Pro Tango (direct sunlight)

Nina Ultra Pro Tango (close-up)

I think the color for this one is pretty accurate since it seems to be red still in the direct sunlight shot. The direct sunlight shots have always been the most accurate when it comes to color in my experience.


Nicole by OPI The Gold Shoulder

Hey guys! How has your weekend been? Are y’all ready for Thanksgiving and all the sales surrounding that? I’m not going to stress over the sales at all this year. I haven’t really in the past few years. I just do some light shopping online cause I’m pretty much done with what I need to get for gifts by now. I’m looking forward to the food more really. We’re deep frying some chickens while my SIL will be roasting the turkey. I’m going to probably bake some Nutella cupcakes and help my husband with the homemade apple pie. Today’s post is on another shade that the sweet Polish Insomniac sent me for a giveaway replacement package (read about it here). Here’s Nicole by OPI The Gold Shoulder.

Nicole by OPI The Gold Shoulder

If I remember this right it’s a Walmart exclusive shade. This shade is packed with gold glitter in silvery gold shimmer. The gold glitter bits is more sparse but it’s definitely there. Formula is a little bit watery but applied beautifully. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Nicole by OPI The Gold Shoulder (in shade)

Nicole by OPI The Gold Shoulder (direct sunlight)

Nicole by OPI The Gold Shoulder (close-up)


ULTA free shipping on any order plus $5 off $10

This deal can’t get any better! Hurry over before today ends for free shipping on any ULTA order and they also have a $5 off $10 code going on right now (208236)! If you know me well, I love maximizing my deals so I know my best bet would be to get something that hits exactly or a little over $10 for 50% or almost 50% off. To maximize this deal even more? Purchase items with ongoing deals or markdowns and that will be more than 50% off saving now off retail price instantly when you order! Here are some scenarios I came up with below.

ULTA free shipping on any order plus $5 off $10 Sample Order #1

ULTA is running a $3 on some travel size items for the hair and these retail for $6 or $7 for most items in this list. That’s already at least 50% off retail. I grabbed 3 items from the Sexy Hair line bringing the total to $9 and I picked up a nail smoothing block for $1 to make the total $10. I added the fragrance sampler during checkout and used the $5 off $10 coupon. The total including tax to my state is $5.43. Not bad!

ULTA free shipping on any order plus $5 off $10 Sample Order #2

c.booth items on the ULTA site are 50% off again! Wowee! What a deal! I had a problem with supply being available in my local ULTA store when they had this sale last time, so this is even better for me. I took 2 c.booth items that are regularly $9.99 and added them into my cart. Being they’re 50% off, they show up as $5 each. I added the fragrance sampler during checkout and used the $5 off $10 coupon again. The total including tax to my state is $5.43 again. Before tax, that makes each c.booth item $2.50 — a killer deal at 75% off original retail price!

ULTA free shipping on any order plus $5 off $10 Sample Order #3

Another c.booth order but this time the products I added were $7.99 original price for a $4 sale price. I have $8 in the cart so I needed at least $2 to be able to use the $5 off $10 coupon code. I happen to stumble upon a Physicians Formula item and noticed the ridiculously low price. Is this as mistake? I entered the brand under search and see that a decent amount of their items are marked wayyy down. I added this shadow quad for $2.79 and that brings the total to $10.17. The total including tax to my state is $6.28 after adding the fragrance sampler and using the coupon code.

You can use various cashback sites to make this an even sweeter deal. I know that eBates has it but if you have a Discover card…..you are about to save even more! ULTA purchases through the Discover Deals link is giving 15% cash back now. 15%! And on top of that, this quarter’s 5% cashback is on any online purchase! 15% plus 5% on top of what you already save in the ULTA order alone.

ULTA Discover Cashback Bonus

What are you guys waiting for?! This deal is simply too good to pass up! Go! :)


Nina Ultra Pro Salsa

This is an oldie but a goodie. I found these pictures when going through an old folder in my photo account online. I got 2 sets of some shades from the Nina Ultra Pro Sultry Samba Collection a few years ago and I remember selling one set off to a nice reader. I’m not sure where mine is right now cause I can’t seem to locate it. This calls for going through my collection sometime over the holidays I suppose. Here’s Nina Ultra Pro Salsa.

Nina Ultra Pro Salsa

Nina Ultra Pro Salsa (lighting changed)

I like this green a lot even when it’s not a glitter, holo or shimmer. I tend to shy away from cremes so I’m not sure what possessed me to get this, but I’m sure glad I did! It looks so squishy that it makes me think of jelly shades. I have no idea how many coats this is unfortunately since I took this a long time ago.

Nina Ultra Pro Salsa (in shade)

Nina Ultra Pro Salsa (direct sunlight)

Nina Ultra Pro Salsa (close-up)

Excuse the poor state of my cuticles in those shots. I believe this was just about when I started my blog. It actually looks kind of weird to me now since I hold the bottle very differently as well since the angle looks very different.