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.
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 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.*
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!