Wednesday, April 23, 2014

What's in my April Birchbox?

Birchbox time!  The theme for this month's Birchbox is "Rainy Days".  At this point, I would be happy to have rain because it would mean that it's not snowing.  But, I still prefer sunshine for sure ;)

The first thing that I see (of course) is the Color Club nail polish.  Anything related to a nails will always get my attention.  It's a really pretty rosy-gold which I'm sure I'm going to love since I'm a sucker for rose gold.

The second thing that I notice is the Maple Pumpkin Seed bar.  Maybe it's just me, but I wish they would stop sending me food items.  I don't order beauty boxes for snacks.  It says that it's gluten free, so I'll probably ask my gluten free friend if she wants it... if she doesn't, it's hitting the trash.  Bummer... (PS, I just logged in and changed my preferences. Hopefully that will stop the snacks.)

The derma e night cream (which no one can ever have enough of in my opinion) smells AWESOME!  I could eat it... it smells that good.

The most fun thing in this box is the Cynthia Rowley eyeliner.  I'm an eyeliner nut, so I'm giddy to give this bold silver a try!

Of course there are other things in the box, too.  Here's a complete list.
  • Color Club -Gold Struck Polish
  • Cynthia Rowley Beauty -Silver Eyeliner
  • derma e -Hydrating Night Creme
  • Gilchrist & Soames -Spa Therapy Body Wash
  • KIND Snacks -Healthy Grains Bar

I would LOVE to know what YOU got! 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Ruffian Fox Hunt Swatch

I have a new brand to show you today... or at least a brand that I've never tried before!  This is a gorgeous tomato red/orange from Ruffian called Fox Hunt.

I used two coats of this lovely, shiny, juicy orange.  If you're looking for an orange that's sophisticated, this could be your color.  I got it in a Birchbox a few months back.  I may have to try another color from this brand soon ;)

Sunday, April 20, 2014

And the winners are...!

I'd like to say a big "THANK YOU" to everyone who participated in my 2nd Blogaversary Giveaway! The people who entered to win and the people/companies who generously sponsored prizes... I can't thank you enough!

I have contacted the winners and their prizes are on the way.  Stay tuned for the next giveaway ;)

Friday, April 18, 2014

China Glaze Prism Swatch

Today's one of those, "I can't believe I never swatched this!" kind of days... This is one heavy handed coat of China Glaze Prism from their prismatic collection back in 2012.  It's a gray toned lilac base with tons of glitter.  Like toooooooons... total glitter bomb.  If you wear more layers it's just insane amounts of glitter, which is why I went with only one.  It dries faster that way ;)

Anyway, it's such a fun polish and going into a long weekend it was speaking to me.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The birds are singing!

I keep trying to convince myself that spring will actually get here.  So, when I broke my damn nail (can you tell I'm annoyed?) I decided to do some simple stamping to cheer me up.

I've done a number of reviews for Barielle recently and I have gushed about their creamy polish and wondering if it can stamp.  The answer... Oh yes!  It can!  It's awesome!

I painted my two accent nails with Sally Hansen White On.  Then I used my Pueen 47 plate to add some musical notes and a little bird with my Barielle Designer's Shoe.  I'm super impressed with how well this polish stamped and of course the images are cute and make me smile :)