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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!

Nina Ultra Pro Flamenco

Time is flying by really fast. I’m glad I got the tree up when I did because my assumption that I won’t have time to do it after Thanksgiving is spot on. I’m almost completely done with gift wrapping as well. Today I have another shade from a few years ago. Here’s Nina Ultra Pro Flamenco.

Nina Ultra Pro Flamenco

Flamenco is a very pretty dusty pink creme shade. This is from the Sultry Samba Collection just like the other Nina Ultra Pro shades I’ve been posting recently. Just like the others, I have no idea how many coats this is or even how the formula is since I took this years ago.

Nina Ultra Pro Flamenco (in shade)

Nina Ultra Pro Flamenco (lighting changed)

Nina Ultra Pro Flamenco (direct sunlight)

Nina Ultra Pro Flamenco (close-up)

This is probably my favorite shade from the entire collection. My favorite is usually the red in the collection, but Tango wasn’t the bold kind of red I usually like.

Rejuveniqe Oil Intensive

Hey guys! Today’s blog post is on something I got from iFabbo a few weeks back. I was excited to have the opportunity to try it since I have long hair and this is what I’ll be using it for the most. Here’s my take on Rejuveniqe Oil Intensive.

Rejuveniqe Oil Intensive

This luscious product comes in a twist open dropper top to dispense the oil. The finish of the container it comes in is mirror like. This is described online with the following: “Nourish and energize the scalp with an invigorating blend of 11+ unique molecular ingredients –including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, beta-carotene and omega-3 fatty acids – that mimic the body’s natural oils! The proprietary formula reduces hair thinning, prevents oxidative stress and adds incredible volume, repairing the hair with instantly visible, long-lasting shine without the damaging effects of silicone.”

Directions provided are as follows: “Rejuveniqe™ Oil Intensive is so pure and versatile, that it can be used in multiple ways to improve skin and hair. HAIR: Pre-shampoo treatment: Apply a generous amount to dry or damp hair and scalp. Leave on for 15 minutes; rinse thoroughly. Shampoo and condition (optional) as usual. Intensive hydrating treatment: Apply a generous amount to damp hair and scalp. Place a warm moist towel around the head and leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly; shampoo and condition (optional). Leave-in finishing treatment: Apply a small amount to hair, concentrating on the ends. Style as usual. Anti-frizz treatment: Rub a small amount between hands and apply to hair, concentrating on the ends. Style as usual. Suggestion: Mix a pea size amount with conditioner or masque for added nutrition, protection and shine. BODY: Facial moisturizer: Apply morning and evening to face, neck and décolleté prior to moisturizer, concentrating on problem areas such as fine lines and wrinkles for instant hydration, protection, and improved texture and tone. Suggestion: Great for all areas of the body that are prone to dryness such as cuticles, nails, elbows, knees, and heels.”

What I love about this product? It actually works. My long hair tends to tangle near the ends so I would take 3-5 drops of this and apply it there. I evenly distribute it with my comb by brushing it out a few times. The scent is really light and is what I expect from an oil product in general. It isn’t noticeable after a good brushing. The packaging gives the feel of luxe really. I appreciate that it comes with a dropper to dispense the product as I’ve tried other hair oils and in my opinion this is the way to go. Other packaging have just been too messy in my opinion (not to mention the amount of product wasted). Most noticeable difference after use is that it adds a little bit more shine to my hair. I do get less tangles as well when using this and the best time for me to apply it is when my hair has been towel dried and is still damp. It’s just easier to distribute it evenly (at least that’s what I think) than with dry hair.

What I don’t like about this product? While it does do what it claims to do, I find the price a little hard to swallow. $99 for 30 ml / 1 fl oz? I have used other hair treatment products that works just as well for a fraction of that price. This is definitely something I would not use as a pre-shampoo treatment as it’s just wasteful in my opinion. So if you do get it, use it where it counts the most for you to get the most bang for your buck. If you’re a VIP customer on their site, you can get this for a cheaper price of $84.

This item retails for $99 on their website and it goes down to $84 if you’re a VIP customer. Also, check out other products they have on their site. If this particular product doesn’t catch your attention, maybe they have something else more suitable for you.

*Products featured here are complimentary to test through iFabbo’s program. #Rejuveniqe*

Figs & Rouge Hand Cream

Hey guys! How y’all been doing?! How was your Thanksgiving? I hope it’s just as good as mine (if not better!). There were lots of food to eat and good company to spend it with as well. I did partake in some of the shopping madness, but all online! It’s so much easier. Unfortunately though, some items from my ULTA order may actually never arrive cause they’re possibly out of stock I was told. They can’t seem to give me a clear answer really as when I called on Saturday after receiving an email, I was told that 2 items are out of stock. I got a shipping confirmation email yesterday for one of my orders and not all items in that order are shipped out so I called them again. I wanted to find out which Philosophy shower gels are not coming so I can place an order directly from the manufacturer’s site. All they’re able to tell me is that it’s in process and it doesn’t mean that it’s out of stock. I’ll be disappointed if it did indeed goes out of stock when it’s time to ship my order because I called them twice about it to make sure (and both times I got different answers!). Now I wish I made an extra order on Philosophy’s site just to make sure I got everything I wanted at least. But oh well, that’s life I suppose. I’ll be contacting ULTA still if the outcome comes to that to let them know that this frustrates their customers (hopefully they’ll listen!). Anyway, today’s post is on something I got in an earlier ipsy Glam Bag (ipsy October 2014 Glam Bag). Here’s Figs & Rouge Hand Cream.

Figs & Rouge Hand Cream

What I love about this product? The scent is pretty light for a hand cream. It faintly smells of mango really. It brings a lot of moisture to the skin immediately with the relatively thin formula for a hand cream. It absorbs fast into the skin and dries pretty quick. It does boast of “a unique Non-Greasy concentrated formula for smooth, softer hands & cuticles” according to the print on the back of the tube. The tube is very colorful and attractive — it makes me think of candy or carnivals. I adore their packaging. It’s very eye-catching and pretty (almost cutesy). It is made out of pure and natural ingredients, which is a plus for those in the market for these type of products.

What I don’t like about this product? Aside from the formula being quite thin for a hand cream (it’s more of a hand lotion really) — the availability. This product is from the UK and not as accessible or widely distributed as other popular brands of the same type of product.

This item is available on their online store here as well as at other online retailers such as feelunique.com.

Nina Ultra Pro Bossa Nova

Hope y’all had some great food yesterday for Thanksgiving! It has been a great year and I’m thankful for a lot of things. I have already started a little bit of this Thanksgiving sale craze last night and will be continuing a little bit today. Today I have another oldie but a goodie from Nina Ultra Pro. Y’all know by now that I found these pictures when going through an old folder in my photo account online. Here’s Nina Ultra Pro Bossa Nova.

Nina Ultra Pro Bossa Nova

Bossa Nova is a pretty bright dusty blue creme shade. It sounds kinda confusing cause bright and dusty can be seen as negating each other but it’s really not. Again, I have no idea how many coats this is or evem how the formula even is being that I took this years ago.

Nina Ultra Pro Bossa Nova (direct sunlight)

Nina Ultra Pro Bossa Nova (close-up)

Nina Ultra Pro Bossa Nova (even closer)

I’m pretty sure this was the shade that caught my eye in the store and I ended up leaving with the entire collection. Sounds familiar?

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