Essie Trophy Wife

Monday, April 24, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! I'm almost caught up with my schedule of posts for the blog which makes me happy. The weather has been a lot better during my days off from work so I was able to take some decent pictures for my blog posts. I have a polish swatch for today so let's see the color of it then.

Essie Trophy Wife is a deep teal pearl. The finish on this polish reminds me a bit of a metallic polish even though its said to have a pearl finish to it. The formula and application on this polish was okay for me. The first application I did was a little streaky but the second coat did smooth everything out. I did notice that this color does leave some brushstrokes on the nails but its not too noticeable in real life unless you look really closely. This is two coats.

Essie Trophy Wife
Essie Trophy Wife

I don't wear this color a lot but I still think its really nice. Its definitely a color that stands out when you have it on the nails too. What do you think?

Icing Glitter & Go

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Hi everyone! I'm going to be sharing a polish swatch today. I'm happy that I've been doing a lot more swatching since it makes me try out polishes that I haven't worn at all at least once on my nails. I haven't bought any new nail polish in a pretty long time so these posts shows me what I have in my collection too. Anyways, let's see the polish.

Icing Glitter & Go is a rosy pink micro glitter in a clear base. I'm not a huge fan of most micro glitter polishes so this one was just an okay polish for me. The formula was more clear base heavy compared to glitter so if you want a more full coverage look, I recommend sponging the glitter on. This is two coats over Misa Green With Envy with top coat.

Icing Glitter & Go
Icing Glitter & Go

Even though I didn't particularly love this polish, I'm sure this glitter would be appealing to other people out there. I do however like the shade of rosy pink the micro glitter is especially layered over the green. What do you think?

Nicole by OPI Such A Go-Glitter

Monday, April 17, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! I hope everyone had a nice Easter over the weekend. My family had a last minute dinner planned so it was nice catching up with them. Let's see what polish I'm sharing today then.

Nicole by OPI Such A Go-Glitter has a mix of a vibrant blue and silver holographic glitters in a clear base. I do tend to not like micro glitter polishes all that much but for this one I don't mind it. It is a little clear base heavy so if your looking for full coverage, I recommend sponging on the glitter. However, if your looking for a sparse glitter topper, then this one is it. I found the formula pretty good so I didn't have to use the dabbing method all that much to get an even amount of glitter on the nails. This is one coat over Sephora by OPI Havana Dreams with top coat.

Nicole by OPI Such A Go-Glitter
Nicole by OPI Such A Go-Glitter

Even though this glitter isn't a favorite of mine, it was still a pretty nice polish The addition of those silver holographic glitters was a nice touch with the vibrant blue glitters. Overall, a nice glitter polish that's great for layering over any base polish. What do you think?

Twinsie Tuesday: Inspired by a Movie

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Today's Twinsie Tuesday theme is inspired by a movie. I don't really watch much movies but since the Beauty and the Beast movie recently came out, I thought I would create a manicure inspired by that.

Beauty and the Beast Inspired Nail Art

I used American Apparel Sunshine State on my ring and middle nail. I stamped with American Apparel Downtown LA with stamping plate BM-H16 from Bundle Monster. For the rest of the nails, I used China Glaze Champagne Bubbles. Finished with KBShimmer Clearly On Top Quick Dry Top Coat.

Beauty and the Beast Inspired Nail Art
Beauty and the Beast Inspired Nail Art

I went pretty simple with the design for the theme. I mainly went with a yellow and red color scheme and stamped on a rose design since a rose plays a pretty important part in the story. What do you think?

Sephora by OPI Havana Dreams

Monday, April 10, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! I was able to get some blogging done on my days off from work but I'm still a little behind on where I want to be still. Hopefully, I can catch up on how far along to schedule my posts for by these next few weeks. Anyways, let's see which blue polish I'm sharing today.

Sephora by OPI Havana Dreams is a light pastel baby blue creme. This shade of blue is perfect to wear during the Spring time especially for Easter. Even though I really like the color, the formula left a lot to be desired. I found the formula thin and watery so it made application pretty difficult. I had to be extra careful when applying the color to prevent flooding on my cuticles. I also had to apply each coat pretty thickly to get an even coverage on the nails. This is three coats.

Sephora by OPI Havana Dreams
Sephora by OPI Havana Dreams

This was another blue shade I liked but sadly, the thin formula disappointed me. I don't wear this polish all that often since I have to be extra careful when applying the color too. What do you think?

March 2017 Product Empties

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Here's my product empties for March. I was able to finish a pretty good amount of products too which always makes me happy to see. Let's hear my thoughts on them then.

March 2017 Product Empties

1. The Face Shop Mango Seed Lip Care
This was my daytime lip balm and I quite liked it. It had a nice smell to it and it was also tinted too. Since it was tinted, it gave my lips a little bit of color which I liked since it made me look more awake. The consistency was just right with it and it moisturized my lips pretty well before I had to reapply. This would be something I would repurchase again too.

2. Secret Nature From Jeju Peeling Gel
This is my second peeling type product that I've tried out and it was alright. I liked the first one I used a lot more than this one First, I didn't like the smell on this product at all. It had a herbal medicine smell to it which I wasn't a fan of. The peeling gel was a lot more of a liquid than I expected so sometimes it leaked from the bottle when I had it standing up.

3. Dove Go Sleeveless Deodrant
I got this travel sized deodorant from a sample service and it was nice. I wasn't able to finish it all up before it expired though but I did really enjoy the smell on it. I did notice that the deodorant did leave white marks on my clothes if I perspired a lot so this probably won't be something I would buy myself.

4. Derma House Aloe Vera Moisture Mist
This is a facial mist and I really liked it. It had a nice refreshing scent to it and it was a nice skin pick me up when I felt my face getting dry or I wanted to give my skin a cooling sensation if I felt a little hot. This bottle lasted me quite a while too.

5. A.H.C Whitening Special Gen Cream
This is a concentrated whitening cream that's suppose to help lighten dark skin and maintain water balance. I've used this cream on dark spots on my face and I did notice it lightening up a bit after a few weeks of using it. It was moisturizing on the spots I applied on my skin . This would be something I would purchase in full size too.

6. Listerine Total Care Zero
I've emptied a couple of this mouth wash already and its definitely my favorite mouth wash I have tried so far. I like it so much that I've bought a couple of bottles of it when it was on sale too.

That's all for my product empties for March. Let me know if you've tried any of the products I've mentioned and whether you liked them too.

Edén's Semilla Hyaluronic Acid Serum and Vitamin C Serum Review

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Hi everyone! I was recently contacted by Edén's Semilla asking if I wanted to try out two of their new serums they released. Since I'm really into skincare right now, I said yes since I'm always interested in trying out new products. The two products I will be reviewing for you all today is the Edén's Semilla Hyaluronic Acid Serum and the Edén's Semilla Vitamin C Serum.

Edén's Semilla Hyaluronic Acid Serum and Vitamin C Serum Review

Description
Edén's Semilla Hyaluronic Acid Serum helps to lock in moisture for healthier looking skin. Maximum hydration combined with clinically proven anti-aging ingredients to rejuvenate tired skin. An effective moisturizer for a fuller, rounder complexion that targets dry skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. Active ingredients are Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Retinol, Aloe Vera, and Shea Extract. Click here for more information.

Edén's Semilla Vitamin C Serum has an advanced anti-aging formula for healthier looking skin. Contains a powerful blend of natural ingredients clinically proven to rejuvenate aging skin. Replenishes lost moisture, promotes the bodies natural response and provides an effective boost to the skins defenses. Firmer, softer, more radiant looking skin. Active ingredients are Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Retinol, Vitamin E, Ferulic Acid, Rosehip and Jojoba Oil. Click here for more information.

Where to Buy
Edén's Semilla's products can be purchased directly at their website here or through their Amazon.ca storefront here. Edén's Semilla Hyaluronic Acid Serum cost $26 for a 30ml bottle and Edén's Semilla Vitamin C Serum costs $15 for a 15ml bottle.

Packaging
Both of the serums came packaged in their own outer cardboard box. I like that they were both shrink wrapped which lets me know that I will be the first person to open and take the product out. On the outer cardboard box, there both identified with different colors and lists all the necessary information you might need to know about the product.

Edén's Semilla Hyaluronic Acid Serum and Vitamin C Serum Review

When you open the box, the serums are packaged in a glass bottle with a dropper applicator to them. The dropper on both serums are bigger than what I've used or seen before too. Since the serums are on the thicker gel side, the openings on both of the droppers are wider so your able to get the product out easier I assume. What's neat about them is that the cap on the bottles have a lock to them. You have to press down and twist to open them which makes it a little more secure when your traveling with them. I received the Hyaluronic Acid Serum in the 30ml size and the Vitamin C Serum in the 15ml size. I like that they offer different sizes to their serums since it allows you choose a smaller size if your not ready to comment to a full size of it.

Edén's Semilla Hyaluronic Acid Serum and Vitamin C Serum Review
Edén's Semilla Hyaluronic Acid Serum and Vitamin C Serum Review
Edén's Semilla Hyaluronic Acid Serum and Vitamin C Serum Review
Edén's Semilla Hyaluronic Acid Serum and Vitamin C Serum Review

Texture and Scent
For the Hyaluronic Acid Serum, I didn't notice much of a scent on it but the Vitamin C Serum had a faint citrus scent on it. The texture for both of the serums was a thick gel like consistency. Both of the serums are mostly clear but I did notice the Vitamin C Serum had a very faint tinge to it. They both felt very cooling when applied to the skin. Even more so if you store them in the refrigerator.

Edén's Semilla Hyaluronic Acid Serum and Vitamin C Serum Review

How to Use
Hyaluronic Acid Serum: For best results, apply to damp or dry skin. Allow to absorb before application of moisturizer or other facial treatments.
Vitamin C Serum: Apply a small amount to facial area and gently massage. Allow to fully absorb before application of other facial treatments.

My Review
I've been using both the Edén's Semilla Hyaluronic Acid Serum and the Edén's Semilla Vitamin C Serum for about two months now and I can say I really enjoy them. I'm especially a fan of the Hyaluronic Acid Serum since I do have dry skin and I really felt like this serum gave my skin an added boost of moisture whenever I used it. I felt like my skin had an extra glow to it when I had this serum on. On the other hand, the Vitamin C Serum was also pretty hydrating and I felt whenever I applied that one, my face looked extra awake and brighter. There nice natural and organic serums to add into your skincare routine and I think they work really well too. I like that there so affordable and that there's various sizes for you choose from if your not ready to commit to the full size of it. I also felt like my skin didn't break out as much when I started using these two serums. I usually get the occasional pimple around either my chin or middle of my eyebrow area but I noticed that it rarely happened and if it did, it was much smaller than it used to be.

Final Thoughts
Overall, I recommend both the Edén's Semilla Hyaluronic Acid Serum and Edén's Semilla Vitamin C Serum  if your in the market for new natural and organic serums. I still have a bunch of skincare products to finish up at the moment but I'm going to be savoring both of these serums until I finish them up. Once I've emptied all the other skincare products I have, I'm definitely going to repurchase these and maybe try out some of their natural facial oils they offer too. Both serums are definitely ones I can see myself using over and over again. So check out Edén's Semilla by their website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

*This post was sponsored by Edén's Semilla. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*

Blue Texture and Silver White Stars Stamping

Monday, April 3, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! The weather where I live has been all over the place. Some days, its really nice out and then the next day, its cold and raining. I've been a bit behind on my blog posts too since when I have days off from work, its usually raining outside which doesn't make for great lighting to take pictures of my nails. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this week's weather for when I don't have work is at least decent. Anyways, let's see the nail art.

Blue Texture and Silver White Stars Stamping

First, I used MisQs GR001 on the ring and middle nail. Next, I stamped with M Polish Snowberry with stamping plate BP-64 from Born Pretty Store. Use coupon code YCL91 for 10% off your order. For the rest of the nails, I used Julie G Rock Candy. Finished with KBShimmer Clearly On Top Quick Dry Top Coat.

Blue Texture and Silver White Stars Stamping
Blue Texture and Silver White Stars Stamping

The stamping didn't turn out as clean as I wanted it to and that was my fault. Its been a while since I've stamped so I was a little rusty at it. I don't usually top coat texture polishes but I did it here and I thought it looks good. What do you think?

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