Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Skincare Tip!


Good day guys and dolls!



Need an all natural face cleanser or  make up remover that is as gentle on your face as it is your pocketbook? Try coconut oil!


Coconut oil really is one of my favorite oils. With that being said, I had been hesitant to try it this way at first, especially since you are literally putting oil on your face. It seemed like I would be doing the opposite of what I was supposed to be doing. (Especially since my skin is prone to breakouts.) However, the one I had been using finally ran out and I kept putting off going to store. So I figured now's a good time as any. LOL


Any all natural, vegan, or organic brand should do.



Well, my laziness paid off! After the first use, I could immediately tell the difference. My skin was already feeling softer and there was no dryness or irritation at all! I've been using it for over a week now, and my breakouts have started to subside, my skin tone is evening out, and even my blemishes are starting to fade. I wish I would have done a picture series, but I'm not that brave yet to share my bare face to the world! O.O


Anywho, please keep in mind that all skin types are not the same. I would think that since it's natural, the worse it could do would be to leave your skin a little oily. Only you truely know if this is something that you could add to your beauty regimen or not. If you give it a try, I would love to hear your results!

Till next time!



P.S. The steps I followed to make this an effective cleanser for me is as follows:

  1. Take roughly a nickel sized amount of the coconut oil and apply it in circular motions around face,  neck, and eyes. (Taking extra care around eyes.)
  2. Take a towel/face cloth and wet it with warm water.
  3. "Wash" your face with said towel. (You may have to re-wet the towel again with warm water before the oil/makeup is removed to your liking.
  4. Optional. Splash your face with cooler water a few times to close pores and seal in the nourishing effects of the coconut oil.
  5. Pat dry.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Vapid. - Catch Me If You Can

 
Hello world! I'm back.
 
Well, technically, I wasn't supposed to be gone. LOL Especially that long. My apologies! Life got a little bumpy there for a minute and while I managed to work on about 5 drafts to post, for some reason I never got back around to actually posting them. So before I move forward, I will be posting these "lost files" first over the span of a week or so. That way I can avoid spamming anyone. :D
 
 
The lovely I chose to swatch today is Vapid's Catch Me If You Can. This polish has been described as a deep teal with holos. Application was super easy. Smooth as butter as usual with her polishes. No issues or any staining. I did a base coat, 3 coats of the polish (although 2 would have been fine,) and a top coat.
 
 
Inside Lighting
Outside Lighting
Bonus :) Some weird inside lighting that really picked up the magic

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Vapid. - Fall Collection!!!!

Good day to you all!

I'm so excited to write about my first collection that I have managed to snag. I purchased this collection on it's first launch, and it sold out within minutes! Vapid. has decided to re-launch these lovelies this weekend. So I figured I better get a move on reviewing them! LOL

Anywho, without further ado here is my review of Vapid.'s fall collection.

First up is Candied Apple Bobbing. This polish has been described as a candy red metallic polish, that also appears to be a deep shiny red, with metallic flakes to give off a sparkle, and a shimmer like none other. I couldn't have said it better myself. I think this shade of red would flatter any skin tone. I'm also thinking about snagging another bottle of this. Because she just became my go to red!



Candied Apple Bobbing

Candied Apple Bobbing



Next up is Pun'kin Tumble. This polish has been described as a  deep and dark  blood orange with shimmer. I would add that it has a metallic feel to it. 


Pun'kin Tumble



Pun'kin Tumble



Then we have Campire. I decided to use exactly what was said by Vapid. word for word. There is no way to summarize this color! LOL... "In the light it dances and shifts in color as the Ultra Chameleon Chrome Flakies show off thier best work in Copper-Red- Bronze shifts.  A mid-deep toned gray base holds the flame captive for us so that we can wear this on our fingers like a scout badge. There is also a flicker and a snap to this color, a healthy dose of Galaxy (hyper holographic) copper/gold Ultra Fine glitter dances with the flames to give the perfect look. The color changes in this polish are due to angles and lighting, the holographic elements will also be affected by light and will dance in even the lowest light scenarios". It really reminded me of a campfire. Any summary I came up with, did it no justice! I was not expecting to be as blown away as I was with it.


Campfire 



Campfire 


Finally we have Sweaters n' Denim. Which was definitely a crowd favorite, and I can see why! This polish has been described as a copper/nude when warm and denim blue with heavy copper shimmer when cool. This is a very responsive thermal and has a satin finish typical of thermals. 

I got it mainly because I have been itching to finally own a thermal, but didn't really care for the colors. (I didn't think they would flatter me.) However, that thought quickly ran out the door when I finished polishing my nails. Each turn of the color looked amazing next to my skin tone. I have no idea what kind of magic she puts in her bottles, but she is quickly becoming one of my fav makers!

Sweaters n' Denim


Warm Tone - Sweaters n' Denim


Cold - Sweaters n' Denim



For each swatch I did a base coat of OPI Start to Finish, 3 coats of the polish (although opacity could be achieved in 2 coats depending upon the thickness of said coat), and a top coat of Seche Vite.

There were no application or staining issues whatsoever. Each polish applied smooth like butter. Drying times were quicker than average.

Candied Apple Bobbing will be available for $10, Pun'kin Tumble for $9.50, Campfire for $12, and Sweaters n' Denim for $11 on 11-07-15 at 12PM CST on Vapid.'s website.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer - Finally, It Happened

Good day!
 
Today's swatch is Finally, It Happened, by OPNL. This color has been described as a hot pink scattered holo shimmer with duochrome blue to magenta microflakes. I couldn't agree more. (However my camera failed to capture some of that magic.) Also, in some lights it looks more like a creamy or muted pink than a hot pink.
 
I used a base coat, 3 coats of the polish, and a top coat.
 

Inside Light 

Inside Light
 

Magnetic Polish Accent Nail

Inside Light
Outside Light
Outside Light
 
No application problems whatsoever. The magnetic polish was cool, but I probably need a few more practice rounds to get effects to stand out more.
 
Finally, It Happened is currently unavailable.  

Monday, November 2, 2015

Bear Pawlish - Verklempt

Good Day!

Today's swatch is Verclempt by Bear Pawlish. The maker describes this polish as a rich grapey plum pearlescent base packed with scattered and linear holo and just a light dusting on small glitter to give it some extra wow.   I agree with the description. However, my camera did quite capture all of the different types of glittering action.

I used a base coat, 3 coats of the polish, and a top coat.


Inside Lighting




Inside Lighting
 



Outside Lighting


Application hit a few snags along the way. It was thick, but not too thick to where I couldn't apply it. It did end up uneven in some spots because of that though. Overall,  I enjoyed this color and the layered looked to the glitter.

Verklempt is currently on sale for $10 at Bear Pawlish's website.
 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Nail Mail!!!

I'm so excited to finally get my hands on Vapid's fall line collection! Even with a few hiccups during checkout, I still managed to grab the whole collection! I can't wait to start swatching and reviewing these beauties for y'all!



L-R Sweaters and Denim, Candid Apple Bobbing, Pun'kin Tumble, & Campfire. 

This collection will be restocked some time in November. Hopefully I'll have my swatches out before then to help you decide. :)

Which reminds me. Apologies for the lack of blog related posts. I work full time with a part time job. And now I'm in the process of starting up a small business with my sister. She'll be bringing the fashion and accessories and I'll be bringing the natural skin and hair care products. :D Can't wait to write a post about that. But anywho. Thanks for hanging in there with me!

Till next time !

Friday, October 9, 2015

Different Dimension- Tulips Are Better Than One and Quasar





Good Day!

Today's swatch is a combo pack!  Tulips Are Better Than One and Quasar. Granted, they didn't match as well as I thought they would have when I compared the bottles. But overall I think they still paired together fairly nicely.

 Tulips is described as a purple shimmer polish that appears to have a duo chrome effect to teal/aqua/pink. Opaque in two to three coats. Also looks great layered over black! I haven't had a chance to layer it over black yet. But other than that, I completely agree with how it has been described.

Quasar is described as a pink toned lavender intense holographic polish with added microglitters. Opaque in two to three coats. Completely agree with that as well.

I used a base coat, 3 coats of the polish, and a top coat.


Inside Light



Inside Light




Outside Light




Outside Light


I had a few layering issues at the beginning with Tulips, but it began to even out with the second coat and by the third coat it was fine. I had no application issues with Quasar. Drying times were normal. Lovely colors, I could see wearing these year round, together, or separate.

Both polishes are currently available on Different Dimension's website. Tulips Are Better Than One is listed for $10 and Quasar is listed for $12.