Fan Art Fridays: Kylie Jenner

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I got some amazing news this week from Influenster about a new sponsored post!

No, it’s not the Kylie Jenner lip kits, but it’s just as exciting: I’m getting the chance to review Kylie Jenner’s Sinful Colors nail polish collection called Trend Matters!

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In honor of this, I’m dedicating this week’s Fan Art Fridays to Kylie. Yashinss on Instagram drew her with a crown and extra volumized lashes, which I love.

I cannot wait to get my box full of her nail polish!

View the original fan art here.

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Influenster #SpiceVoxBox Review

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*I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

I got sent another Voxbox by Influenster this month, and I’m finally getting the chance to review the items I received!

The box contained Botanics Organic Hydrating Day Cream, Foot Petals Killer Kushionz, Sinful Colors nail polish in the shade Mirror Mirror, Sinful Shine top coat, Good Health Veggie Stix, SoapBox Shampoo & Conditioner, two Yogi Teas in the flavors Vanilla Spice and Sweet Tangerine, and Not Your Mother’s Whip It Up Cream Styling Mousse.

My mother has already claimed ownership of the Soapbox Shampoo & Conditioner and the Botanics Organic Hydrating Day Cream because I don’t plan on using them.

And now for the review:

1. Botanics Organic Hydrating Day Cream. I love the way this smells. It’s got rose hip, jojoba oil and cocoa butter in it, and the rose hip makes the whole thing smell like pure rose extract. I’m not complaining. It’s lovely. But I already wear a fade cream for my spots so as I said before my mom is keeping it.

2. Foot Petals Killer Kushionz. So I was kind of bummed that I didn’t get the Give ’em the Boot Foot Petals cushion because it’s winter now and I wanted to wear them with my boots but I guess I’ll just stick them in my pumps and wait to wear them to a special occasion or something. They feel quite cushiony, so I expect them to work well in terms of foot comfort.

3. Sinful Colors Mirror Mirror, and Sinful Shine top coat. Okay, so you all probably already know how much I love Sinful Colors nail polish, and they sent me the top coat for this color as well so I was tres happy. Mirror Mirror kind of looks like a crime scene happened on my nails though. It’s an interesting look, and the top coat shine is superb!

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Sinful Colors shade Mirror Mirror with Sinful Shine top coat

4. Good Health Veggie Sticks. I’ve been obsessed with Good Health’s veggie snacks since the winter of last year. I was so upset when I opened the Spice Voxbox to find that the bag had popped open 😦 It was only a few sticks that fell out though, so I can still enjoy the rest of the bag.

5. SoapBox Shampoo & Conditioner. This shampoo and conditioner comes in the scent coconut and shea butter―two scents I absolutely adore. I don’t think I’ll be switching from my Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner any time soon though, but I do admire that these are sulfur free. My mom is going to have a field day with these.

6. Yogi Tea, Vanilla Spice and Sweet Tangerine. I’ve tried samples of Yogi Tea in the past and I didn’t like them. The flavors I had before were Roasted Dandelion Spice and Raspberry Ginger, so there’s hope that the new flavors I received in this box taste better.

7. Not Your Mother’s Whip It Up Cream Styling Mousse. I might be dreaming but I think this smells like cake icing and whipped cream. Should I be concerned?

My faves in this box are definitely the Sinful Colors nail polish and the Good Health Veggie Sticks. And you already know my mother’s faves…and she’s dancing off to her room with them…so now it’s time to go enjoy this Spice Voxbox!

Influenster #SunshineVoxbox Review

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A couple of weeks ago I received an Influenster Sunshine Voxbox in the mail. I’ve finally found the time to write a review of the products I got!

The box came with Vaseline Contiuous Spray in the scent Aloe Smooth, Infusium 23 Leave-in Smoothing Creme, Sinful Colors nail polish in the shade Oceanside, Dickinson’s Cleansing Cloths, and Blue Diamond Almonds in the flavor Sriracha.

Here we go!

1. Vaseline Continuous Spray, Aloe Smooth. I’m actually quite fond of continuous sprays. I’ve been using the one from St. Ives in the Oatmeal Shea Butter scent for a couple of weeks now, and I must say that this Vaseline Continuous Spray smells a million times more soothing! It smooths on just as I hoped it would, and the bottle says it helps heal dry skin so this is a win for me! If you haven’t tried any continuous sprays yet, you should definitely consider this one. They’re super quick to use, especially if you’re rushing to get ready in the morning!

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Yes, that’s my ugly toe.

2. Infusium 23 Leave-in Smoothing Creme. I haven’t tried this on my hair yet (because I’m really picky about what I put in my hair) but I did smell it and I’m not too happy with the way it smells. It’s an avocado and olive oil scent, but it just smells like medicine. I love avocado just as much as the next person, but this doesn’t actually smell very pleasant. I’m so used to using Herbal Essences that I’ve been spoiled into believing that all hair products smell like fruit. Oh, well. Maybe it works better than it smells. Avocado isupposed to be good for your hair.

3. Sinful Colors, Oceanside. I’ve loved Sinful Colors for a very long time. It’s very cheap and it lasts if you put enough coats on and add a top coat. This color isn’t really something I’d wear in the summer, but I do like it. It’s a nice deep blue, and the color is true to how it looks from outside of the bottle. I recommend two coats of this one.

4. Dickinson’s Cleansing Cloths. So I kind of knew I wouldn’t like the scent of these before I even opened them. Witch hazel shouldn’t be the primary scent of these. Please, please add rose extract or something to these. They cleaned my face well, though.

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Dickinson’s does the job. I think I can bear the smell of witch hazel for 24 more cloths…

5. Blue Diamond Almonds, Sriracha. I’m not a fan of pepperish foods. As soon as I cut the bag open, I smelled the sriracha. I was scared, yo. But it actually wasn’t too bad. It tastes like cheddar, oddly, with a light dash of pepper. I could grow to like these.

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One at a time, and you won’t feel the sriracha!

Overall I think I enjoyed the Vaseline Continuous Spray and the Sinful Colors nail polish the most. Time to kick back and enjoy my Sunshine Voxbox!

 

 

Meet 10 & 10 Nail Lacquer Mixologists Tearra & Lorryn

Wouldn’t it be awesome to have all the nail polish you could want at your fingertips? Allow me to introduce you to Tearra and Lorryn Moore, two ladies who are lucky enough to have that luxury.

These two female entrepreneurs mix their own nail polish. How cool is that!

Sisters Tearra, 28, and Lorryn, 23, are the proud owners of 10 & 10 Nail Lacquer. Born and raised in Queens, NY, the two take pride in their work as female entrepreneurs. When they’re not too busy with nail polish, Tearra is helping the city of New York as an investigator and Lorryn is working at a craft store.

Tearra and Lorryn were nice enough to let me ask them a few questions about 10 & 10 Lacquer and their love for all things manicured.

Me: What made you decide to start a nail polish line?

Tearra: As children, we were always interested in painting our nails. We did, and we still do, nail designs, and we loved the variety of colors. But changing your nail polish everyday and wanting new colors can be pretty costly, so we decided to start making our own. We can always create new colors and include whatever we want, like scents to polish, color changing polishes, glitters and more!

Lorryn: Like Tearra said, we wanted more control of colors. We also just wanted to find a way turn our hobby into something bigger.

Me: What’s your favorite nail polish color from your line?

Tearra: My favorite is “Black Roses” from the First Love collection. It’s a really deep red with loads of glitter. It definitely has great sparkle.

Lorryn: My favorite color is “Frosted Blueberry” from the Autumn Harvest collection. I think its a color I can use year round and it looks good with all our current glitter toppers.

Lorryn Moore (left) and Tearra Moore (right) mix their own nail polish

Lorryn Moore (left) and Tearra Moore (right) turned their love for nail polish into their own company, 10 & 10 Nail Lacquer.

Me: Describe what it feels like to finish applying a fresh coat of 10 & 10 nail polish to your nails.

Tearra: It feels amazing. Especially knowing that this is something we created.

Lorryn: Every time I finish painting my nails with a fresh coat of 10 & 10 nail polish I find every reason to show off my nails. I’m always pretty excited. Like Tearra said, It feels great knowing its something we created.

Me: Name a celebrity you’d love to wear your nail polish and which color could you see them wearing?

Tearra & Lorryn: BEYONCÉ!!

Tearra: Beyoncé has worn a variety of colors on her nails, but I would style her nails with “Butternut Squash” from the Autumn Harvest collection. The color would go beautifully with her complexion.

Lorryn: I think Beyoncé would wear “Rum Punch” from our Summer Social collection. It’s a fierce orange color with gold glitters throughout.

Me: How do you feel about award show mani cams? If you watch award shows, which celebrity fingers are you always excited to see walk the mani cam red carpet?

Tearra: I think its real cool that they pay attention to the nails of the stars. It’s always about what what the artist is wearing or what shoes they have on, so focusing on the nails makes me feel that more important. I always get excited to see what nail art Zooey Deschanel will have on her fingers.

Lorryn: I think the mani cam is fun. It’s nice seeing what nail art colors [celebrities] are wearing. I don’t really watch award shows often, but I’ve seen recaps on blogs. One of my favorite mani’s are from Janelle Monae. I know she pretty much exclusively wears black and white but I’ve seen her wear some reds. I think she’d love our “Red Delicious.”

Me: Your resolution for 2015 is to expand to the states you’ve never shipped polish to. I know it’s only February, but how is the resolution coming along?

Tearra: It’s going great. Even getting our name out there, and people checking out of site from other states is a big deal. We have had people from all over the world, like Pakistan, and the UK contact us. Unfortunately, at this time we do not ship internationally, but they know we exist!

Lorryn: Its going well! We actually got a great response from our announcement on Instagram, and already made some sales to new states.

Me: What does being a female entrepreneur mean to you?

Tearra: Females have come a long way in life. In the earlier times, women were housewives, who simply cooked, cleaned, and took care of the children, while the men or the “providers” were the workers and entrepreneurs. Not only are we women that have built something we know will be great, but we are young. As young female entrepreneurs with a positive, focused outlook on the future, we are destined for success.

Lorryn: Being a female entrepreneur means working together with a lot of other female entrepreneurs. There aren’t many of us and its important that we stick together and encourage each other. We go to a lot of women in business mixers, and we find the energy to be uplifting.

Me: What is your favorite fashion/beauty quote?

Tearra: “Girls do not dress for boys. They dress for themselves and, of course, each other.  If girls dressed for boys, they’d just walk around naked at all times.” – Betsey Johnson

Lorryn: “Make-up can only make you look pretty on the outside but it doesn’t help if you’re ugly on the inside. Unless you eat the make-up.” – Audrey Hepburn

Check out 10 & 10 Lacquer on Storenvy, and follow them on Instagram!

Maria Nichol’s Gift Box from Across the Pond

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Back in 2013 when I first started my blog, I met British fashion and entertainment blogger Maria Nichol. Since then, we’ve become buddies, and even though I never met her in person, I think she’s super cool!

We decided to do a gift swap this year. I sent my box to her in October for her birthday, and she sent mine in time for Christmas!

She took the time to write a little note to put in the box before sending:

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The box came with some awesome goodies, including Cadbury milk chocolate, temporary tattoos, eyeshadow, cupcake mittens, fake nails and so much more!

Here are my three favorite things from Maria’s box:

1. Dancing Queen

She’s got some serious hip action going on there!

2. Posh Polish

Super excited to wear this for the holidays!

3. British Telephone Booth

I’ve always wanted one of these. I keep it on top of my nightstand next to my bed.

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Thanks so much for the awesome gift box Maria!

Check out Maria’s blogs:

What the Faux Pas

Heart of Glass Music

Too Sassy for You