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Shimmer Polish Strength

Hey guys! How are y’all doing? I hope good. I have 2 days of work left for this year and I’m looking forward to it a lot. I can’t wait to sleep in on the first day I’m off. My sleeping pattern has been messed up lately. I’m looking forward to making my last ULTA order for the year tonight (yeah, right!) and I’m ashamed to say that I recently hit Platinum there. Today’s post is on my lats Shimmer Polish shade on hand. Here’s Shimmer Polish Strength.

Shimmer Polish Strength

This glittery shade is pretty with a twist. It is described as “teal & silver with hearts” according to the creator. The hearts definitely caught my attention with this shade. I am not a huge fan of non-regular shaped glitter shades usually, but I’ve made a few exceptions in the past. Each sale of this shade yields a donation to charity for PCOS. 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. I did have to pat the heart piece where I wanted to though. There is a tiny bit of evaporation, but it didn’t affect application at all. Formula is nice and applies beautifully. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Shimmer Polish Strength (in shade)

Shimmer Polish Strength (lighting changed)

Shimmer Polish Strength (direct sunlight)

Shimmer Polish Strength (close-up)

Shimmer Polish Strength (lighting changed again)

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.*


Nicole by OPI Stars At Night

Hey guys! How has your week been so far? I hope it’s flying by fast for y’all. 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 Stars At Night.

Nicole by Stars At Night

Stars At Night is made up of silver and holographic bar or tinsel glitter in clear base. The glitter payoff is pretty awesome and it looks great on lots of base colors. I’m not a huge fan of bar or tinsel glitter in general but I love this one. It’s from the Selena Gomez Collection. I had to blur part of my palm out because of an unsightly bruise that’s healing. Formula is a little bit thicker than other Nicole by OPI shades I’ve used but it applied beautifully. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Nicole by OPI Stars At Night (in shade)

Nicole by OPI Stars At Night (direct sunlight)

Nicole by OPI Stars At Night (close-up)

I can’t thank her enough for sending this over! It was on my lemming list!


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.*


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)


ipsy November 2014 Glam Bag

Hey guys! It’s getting colder every single day. For my sanity, the tree is up and half of the presents are all wrapped and stuck under the tree. Yes, a reindeer died cause of that but guess what? I won’t have time to put up the tree after Thanksgiving. I just wanted it out of the way. I’m waiting for more stuff to come in to wrap them up when I stumbled upon another problem — I ran out of wrapping paper. Oh! How did this ever happen?! I have hundreds of ribbons and bows but no wrapping paper. I’m guessing I didn’t see it as a high priority item when I shopped from the after Christmas sales last year and I should’ve. Lesson learned. So with that happening, I had time in my hands to take a few pictures of what I got in my ipsy November 2014 Glam Bag.

ipsy November 2014 Glam Bag

The first item that caught my eye is the Elizabeth Mott you’re so FINE Eyeliner. The shade I got is Glitterati. The packaging caught my eye and while I’m eager to try this out, I have many products already in this category so I’ll toss this as an add-on to a Christmas gift for one of my nieces. Next item up is the TEMPTU S/B Highlighter. The packaging makes me think of baby milk bottles — it’s so cute! The shade I got is Pink Pearl. I have used highlighters before just to see how it works and I’ll be sure to try this one out. Then we have L.A. Colors Chunky Lip Pencil. The shade I got is Wine. I saw this and immediately thought of my niece that loves lip products, so I’ll be saving this one up for her. The consistency is said to be between a lipstick and a lip gloss, which reminds me of the Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain. I wasn’t too happy when I saw that I got the Demeter Pixie Dust Roll On Perfume Oil. While I loved some of their scents, they usually give me a headache shortly after application. I’ll save this one up for an extra in a gift or something. The last item in my bag is my favorite out of everything I got this month. I got the Nicole by OPI Nail Polish in Guys & Galaxies, which is an ipsy exclusive shade. I love this shade! It’s glitter and very pretty. The bag this month is a cute silver glitter zip top made by clothing and accessories brand Forever21 for ipsy. Material is like a plastic coated type where liquids roll of easily — a bonus feature to me.

Elizabeth Mott you’re so FINE Eyeliner

TEMPTU S/B Highlighter

L.A. Colors Chunky Lip Pencil

Demeter Pixie Dust Roll On Perfume Oil

Nicole by OPI Nail Polish

While this bag has been the most disappointing one in months I’m still a huge fan of ipsy. I mean, I did like some of the products I got and it’s just a matter of what I can use more sometimes. This month’s offering just doesn’t apply to me as much, but with such great bags for months now….I can’t really get mad at ipsy for missing the mark in terms of personalization with this one. I can’t wait now for next month’s bag!