Spring 2017 – MAC Scrubtious

Some fun little lip scrub pots (definitely hitting the mainstream these days, by the way) are coming from MAC for Spring 2017. . .

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MAC image

The Scrumptious collection features five lip scrubs, each with a different (rather fabulously-vibrant!) hue and flavor. Per the Company:

“Pucker up to totally smooth lips with MAC Lip Scrubtious. This new sugar-based exfoliator gently buffs away dry and flaky skin with a formula enhanced by hydrating and nourishing conditioners leaving lips soft and oh-so smoothable.”

Now technically, a scrub is NOT hard to make on your own.  But…when they look this pretty (and with names representing flavors like that) it is kind of hard to resist.

These pots launch in March 2017, in the US and Internationally, and roll out to the rest of Europe later that month.

Flavors include:

  • Sweet Vanilla
  • Candied Nectar
  • Fruit of Passion
  • Summer Berry 
  • Sweet Brown Sugar

Um…  DELICIOUS!

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100 Layers Of Polish!?

Someone posted this 100 layer nail polish video the other day and I have to say. . .it was terribly entertaining.  I can’t say I watched it all the way through (I was doing other things as it played) but the parts that I did see had me chuckling for sure.  

Simply Nailogical has a sense of humor, and apparently is up for a challenge (who would do this, you ask?  Well, she got a ton of requests so consider it incredible customer service?!)

There are Golden Graham and pizza cameos, since basically this took the entire day, along with humorous interruptions and hard-to-follow phone calls. She’s also a cat lover, so felines make random appearances. . .as do strange, horrifying, Sci-fi-like voice-overs (short but no less weird!)

She delves well into the night (past midnight as it turns out) layering on every polish she has there at her salon. . .and at the end, she gives you the satisfaction of peeling it all off.  

So again, I didn’t necessarily sit and watch this through, but I laughed along with the commentary, and whatever portions I did see.  With the advent of YouTube you really can see everything…

Summer 2016 – Essie Bridal Collection

While I won’t be a bride this Summer…I will be come Autumn, though…so I thought it would be fun to share this new Bridal Collection from Essie for ladies who ARE getting married (or attending a wedding!) this Spring or Summer! 🙂

The Collection features six new shades, all delicate pastels – they are fresh, happy, and perfect for the Season (particularly, in my opinion, Springtime.)

The colors will retail for $8.00, and include:

  • Between The Seats – ivory
  • Groom Service – soft lavender
  • Passport To Happiness – a bright mint
  • Steal His Name – milky peach
  • Coming Together – light pink
  • Mrs Always-Right – cranberry terracotta

I like that they do offer a deeper “pastel” option for those who may not want to go too “sweet.”  The names, of course, are super cheeky and fun…  I kind of like the shimmer, Passport To Happiness mint myself…

As for me, though, even though it will be Autumn. . .three days from my FAVORITE day, Halloween!. . .AND despite my inherent vampiness. . .I will go with my usual glitter ombre.  It always looks so fun, reminds me of my ballroom days, and will definitely work with the gown!

Glitter Ombre

Glitter Ombre

 

Wild Iridescence

This acrylic set – KeeNail Nail Art Pre-design Fake Acrylic Nails – is probably one of the most beautiful I have seen – there’s something so ethereal about that glow, and I just don’t know any polish that can match the effect.

Glamorable Read it

Glamorable

The photo above was a viral post on Pinterest, no surprise, supporting just ow much other ladies love this look too!  These are as much a fashion statement, in my mind, as lucite heels! The 24 Nail Sets come in:

Amazon.com photo

Amazon.com photo

Amazon.com photo

Amazon.com photo

Amazon.com photo

Amazon.com photo

Amazon.com photo

Amazon.com photo

Per Amazon’s description – where you can buy all three colors:

KeeNail acrylic fake nail can lengthen short nails, strengthen nails, and make your fingers look longer and more slender. If you break an KeeNail acrylic nail you can almost always fix it yourself at home. The removal process is simple and straightforward when performed by a professional. The nails can be soaked rather than filed off. Acrylics are very strong. When done correctly and with proper nail care, they can last a long time and are very robust.

I kind of wish these would fit on top of my uv gel because they are positively divine and perfect to herald Spring.

Kinetics Solar Gel – Goldy and Jet Black

I passed by this review on ChicProfile and loved the look of these two polishes!  Off course I adore black but some don’t come out quite as beautifully as this one!  

Kinetics Jet Black has a gorgeous, glossy opacity and is a true, non-blue black.  L ❤ VE.  It’s inky and divine on its own, though (as ChicProfile shows) it can also be fun with a glittering topcoat.

I happen to love Goldy because it really concentrated – there is nothing more annoying than buying a glitter lacquer that has nary a speck on the brush when you go to use it! (I’m exaggerating, but you know what I mean – some “glitters” are totally watered down, making for a very sparse coat…or a multitude of them in effort to get the effect!)  Goldy is nicely packed with a solid dose of large hexagonal glitter, and teeny, tiny spots.  

On the two polishes are beautiful.  A little bit punk, definitely fashion forward, and fun for winter!

Glitter UV Gel

I’ve done UV Gel for years…ever since my competitive Ballroom dance days.  Most of the ladies do a wide French but I alway stuck to my degrade glitter – it was different, still maintained the look of long “lines,” and just made me happy!  It may be the girliest thing about me, matter of fact…

I moved about two months ago and I was worried about finding a replacement for the woman I went to – she knew exactly what I needed done, and exactly how I wanted it.  But thanks to Google – there is always Google! – I located a few places and found the perfect one!  

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I wasn’t going to wither and keel over if I could have them done – it isn’t the end all be all by any stretch! But  little comforts or treats that we have for ourselves keep us in a routine, and give us some kind of control.  

Leaving one place and starting over can feel overwhelming – something as small as getting your Gel redone, or having your haircut can be a stressor!  Might sound silly to some, but when you think about it, those little things are like reference points – they’re things you look forward to in order to unwind and treat yourself!

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The great news is, there is always someone else out there, and they are often close by.  Read reviews and do your due diligence, but know that it really isn’t a big deal…and you will find your  groove soon enough! 🙂

MAC Dark Desires

This Collection has gotten lost of coverage already, but it is available beginning today if you are interested in snagging any of the items!  As far as I’m concerned, the inky, vamptastic, night-crawler coloring is DIVINE! ❤ So says the Goth in me!

Per the site:

Bathed in black, fuelled by desire, rich colours simmer in their darkest tones. As night falls, sinfully succulent lips, sultry stares and ebonized nails emerge from the evening’s depths. Uncover the shameless indulgence of Into The Well Eye Shadow’s pure matte pigments – a pressed powder eye shadow/eye liner that’s as sensuous as velvet. An indentation in the middle of the pan can hold a drop or two of water, creating an inky shade lasting well into the morning hours. Bad never felt so good.

How do you not love that?!  Soooo Edgar Allen Poe and late October… ❤

The Collection includes the following (thanks to ChicProfile for the full list):

Lipstick

  • Black Knight – Black with Red & Gold Pearl (Cremesheen)
  • Boyfriend Stealer – Blackened Plum (Cremesheen)
  • Heavy Petting – Burgundy (Cremesheen)
  • Ring My Bell – Pale Cool Neutral (Glaze)
MAC Cosmetics Dark Desires 2015

MAC Cosmetics Dark Desires 2015

Studio Nail Lacquer

  • 6 Inch Stilettos – Blackened blue
  • Unzipped – Blackened green
MAC Cosmetics Dark Desires 2015

MAC Cosmetics Dark Desires 2015

Studio Eye Gloss

  • Pearl Varnish – White Gloss with pearl
  • Spank Me – Black with multi color glitter
  • Erogenous Zone – Violet with multi color glitter
MAC Cosmetics Dark Desires 2015

MAC Cosmetics Dark Desires 2015

Fluidline

  • Blitz & Glitz

Brush

  • 246 Synthetic Fluffy Eye Brush

Kohl Power Eye Pencil

  • Mystery
  • Raven
  • Orpheus
  • Feline (Repromote)

Into the Well Eye Shadow

  • Think Kink – Greyed Silver White
  • What’s Your Fantasy – Black with heavy multicolored pearl
  • Switch Me On – Dark Navy
  • Dark Desires – Blackened Eggplant
  • Beg For It – Black
  • Midnight Tryst – Chocolate Brown
MAC Cosmetics Dark Desires 2015

MAC Cosmetics Dark Desires 2015

MAC Cosmetics Dark Desires 2015

MAC Cosmetics Dark Desires 2015

Definitely not for the light…nor faint of…heart…