Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Country Girls Love to Look Pretty Too!

My friend Stephie Dauphinais over at Country Girls Love To Look Pretty Too has a pretty awesome blog, she is on wordpress, so sign in to wordpress to follow her. :) You can also follow her on facebook here  CGLTLPT FB Fan Page. There are awesome nail swatches and a great way to keep up with giveaways. 

As Always Much Love, 

<3 Holly


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Review: Venus & Olay Razor


Venus & Olay Razor

For the first time ever, Gillette Venus, a global leader in female shaving, and Olay, a global leader in skincare, are coming together to deliver a gold standard in shaving with the new Gillette Venus & Olay razor. Venus’ best shaving technology works with Olay Moisture Bars, offering women best-of-both-worlds shaving and skin expertise. Olay Moisture Bars help lock-in moisture to your skin for less dryness, and with every smoothing stroke, Venus’ five blades shave you close.

Product Details
  • Venus’ five-bladed razors shave you close and adjust to women’s curves for a smooth and comfortable shave, even over tricky shaving areas like knees and ankles.
  • Olay Moisture Bars contain skin-enhancing elements found in Olay products: Petrolatum helps lock in skin’s moisture for less dryness and Glycerin helps offer that goddess glow! Just wet the razor to release a light lather – no separate shave cream required.
  • As with most Venus razors, new Venus & Olay also features a rounded, pivoting head designed for women’s curves, and a soft-grip ergonomic handle for confident control, even in wet and soapy environment

Where to Buy
A refillable Venus & Olay with one replacement cartridge sells for approximately $8.99-$10.99. Packages of three replacement cartridges are available for about $14.99 - $19.49.
Venus & Olay will be available starting March 15, 2012 at food, drug, convenience and mass merchandise stores throughout the United States.  


Review: I received this 5 blade Gillette Venus and Olay razor from Influenster's VoxBox. So, I let my legs grow out for two weeks, which was pretty nasty, but I really wanted to test this thing out. This razor is AMAZING!!! (No pictures of my legs sorry.) I love the five blades. It is super smooth, I didn't even feel it on my legs. In less than 5 minutes all my hair was gone. I didn't nick or cut my legs like I usually do and the little things on the ends lather. I love this razor, it has now replaced my Shick Quattro. I just wouldn't use this to shave your private areas. It is not designed for that. 


Visit Gillette @ www.gillettevenus.com
or Follow them on Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/GilletteVenus

As Always Much Love, 

<3 Holly

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Yay, it's St. Patrick's day, and you can't pinch me I am wearing green on my fingers! Today my mani is green, brought to you by Sinful Colors. They had an awesome display at Walgreens for St. Patrick's day with two colors, Irish Green and Green Ocean. I guess Green Ocean was hard to find because Sinful had stopped making it and they re-released it for this holiday. You better head to your nearest Walgreens before they sell out, because this color is amazing. Green Ocean is a green iridescent flakie in a green jelly base. It is a little thick, but I was able to work with it. Irish green is a little neon but not all the way, and looked a little teal after I put a coat of Green Ocean over it. It applied nicely, and was perfectly opaque in 2 coats. I am definitely in love with these color. My boyfriend LOVED this mani. LOL. He was like oooooooh. So, I guess that is a second thumbs up. Sinful Colors is quickly becoming one of my favorite brands. They are coming out with some exciting colors. 

(Left: Green Ocean, Right: Irish Green)
(2 Coats of Irish Green with 1 Coat of Green Ocean Over)
(Irish Green 198)

As Always Much Love, and Be SAFE DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE!!!

<3 Holly

Zoya Beach and Surf: Summer 2012


New nail color - coming soon to a salon near you and Zoya.com!
Summer 2012 is going to be a super stylish season for nails with the latest offering of nail polish collections, Beach and Surf, from the new color of fashion, Zoya! This new splash of color, designed by the Zoya color experts, is kissed by sea and sand translating beautifully onto the nail in the famous, full-coverage Zoya formula.
Dive into the creamy shades of the Zoya Beach Collection or the shimmering sea foils of the Zoya Surf Collection. The choice is yours – this color palette is sure to be a splash!

Zoya BEACH Collection
  • Reagan (ZP614) - deep cerise pink cream
  • Lara (ZP615) - vivid cerise pink cream
  • Shelby (ZP616) - soft pinky pink cream
  • Arizona (ZP617) - soft coral orange cream
  • Tracie (ZP618) - sea grass metallic
  • Wednesday (ZP619) - soft aqua cream
Zoya SURF Collection
  • Rory (ZP620) - lotus pink foil metallic
  • Carly (ZP621) - thalia purple foil metallic
  • Kimber (ZP622) - magenta pink foil metallic
  • Myrta (ZP623) - coral orange foil metallic
  • Meg (ZP624) - mermaid green foil metallic
  • Zuza (ZP625) - aquamarine foil metallic
Zoya is the new color of fashion... 
The Zoya BEACH and SURF collection was designed and inspired by resort runways and tropical get-a-ways.
Ultra long-wearing, glossy nail lacquers by Zoya are free of harmful industrial chemicals like toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, resin, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) that are known to cause cancer and birth defects.
Find Zoya BEACH and SURF as well as over 300 other ultra high-fashion Zoya shades at www.zoya.com
As always, each and every Zoya color is made for women so we name them after women.

BEACH and SURF by Zoya Nail Polish - 12 new colors:
Available April 1, 2012 (USA)

www.zoya.com

Sug. Retail $8.00 per 0.5 fl.oz. bottle (US).




As Always Much Love,

<3 Holly

Friday, March 16, 2012

Review: Kiss Nail Dress in Sexy

Kiss Nail Dress

Fashion That Sticks
Introducing Kiss Nail Dress, ultimate nail fashion for tips and toes! Just peel, apply, and shape for a manicure that lasts up to 10 days. On in minutes, off in seconds without remover. Nail Dress is available in 18 different styles, many of them featuring 3-dimensional jeweled designs. Check out Peplum, a deep black with multi-colored gems for a pop of color, or Babydoll, for a golden and glamorous jeweled look. Skip the topcoat, Nail Dress has it built in.

With 28 strips in each package, you can cut up your extras to create designs that can be used on top of polished or artificial nails. Nail Dress doesn’t dry out the way other polish strips can, so you can save them to use on your next DIY mani. A nail design booklet is included in each package, just in case you need a little inspiration.

And don’t forget about your feet! Nail Dress looks awesome on toes, too – just use the square side of the sticker for a perfect fit.

Where to Buy
Nail Dress’ suggested retail is $6.99 and is available in all major drug chains and mass retailers like WalMart, CVS and Walgreens.

Visit KissNailDress.com to learn more!


(Kiss Nail Strips in Sexy, a Leopard/Cheetah print)

I got these for Review in my Love VoxBox from Influenster.com, and decided to try them on today. First you need to make sure your nails are clean. Use nail polish remover or alcohol. Then file your nails so they are smooth. Then open up the strips. It is that easy. Match the strips up to the size of your finger nail and match the rounded end to your cuticle. 

You will get some wrinkling, so just gently stretch out the strip. Pull on the end to get out any wrinkles. The strip will give and smooth out. If you don't have long nails, I have short ones, you will have a lot of strip left over. Use scissors to cut off the super excess. Then fold over and bend under the nail, and use the file that comes with the strips and file off the excess. And POW, you're done. On to the next nail. 

To do all 10 nails it took me about 25 mins, I went really slowly. I got minor wrinkling, because I was watching Harry Potter and got distracted at some points. The only problem I have is the my tips feel rough. If there was a way to make them feel smooth that would be cool. I think the design is flipping awesome and think these look really cool. I can't stop looking at my nails. These strips were super easy to use and peel off. I can't wait to use them in nail art like the booklet inside the package shows. These were way better than the cheap tin foil ones I got for free from some site that shall remain nameless. 

Anywho, below are pictures of the finished product! 
(You can see minor wrinkling on my ring finger)




Thanks for reading and As Always Much Love, 

<3 Holly

Thursday, March 08, 2012

My Influenster Love VoxBox!!!

 "Enclosed is your Love VoxBox of fun products (a few to get you date ready and some you can share with your sweetie!)" Well, today I got home and on my door step was my Love VoxBox that I was lucky to receive from Influenster.com. It was full of awesome products for me to review and test. I opened it right away and was excited by what I saw. There was a box of tea from Stash, a bar of chocolate from Ghirardelli, a razor from Gillette, sugar from Truvia, and nail strips by Kiss.

What is Influenster?
A Community of trendsetters invited to share their lifestyles and show their influence to qualify for personalized product shipments, special rewards and exclusive deals from the brands they love. Members love testing the latest products, giving insightful feedback, and spreading the word on their favorite finds!
 Truvia Natural Sweetener $3.99 for 40 packets. "Truvia natural sweetener is refreshingly uncomplicated. Made from the best tasting part of the Stevia plant. Sprinkle this no-calorie sweetener on your grapefruit. Spoon it in your coffee. it won't end up on your conscience or your thighs."

Opinion: I put this into my cup of tea, and it tastes pretty good. I am strictly a honey girl but this stuff is pretty tasty and no-cal. The sample came with a $.75 cent off coupon, which I like a lot. Will definitely use.
Stash tea Herbal Tea Sampler is $3.50 for 18 bags. "This sampler features some of Stash Tea's most popular herbal teas. All are naturally caffeine free and made from 100% natural ingredients. Steep for 3-5 minutes at 190-209 degrees, and enjoy."

Opinion: Each box has two bags each of nine flavors. Right now I have a cup of peppermint. I love peppermint tea and this is pretty good. Perfect for a cold evening like this one, even better right before bed. I definitely recommend this. There are some fruity flavors and minty flavors. A huge variety, I am sure there is something for everyone and this box is perfect for sharing. 
 Kiss Nail Dress- Fashion That Sticks for $6.99 a set. "Introducing Kiss Nail Dress, the ultimate nail fashion for tips and toes! ust peel, apply and shape for a manicure that lasts up to 10 days. Available in 18 different styles!"

Opinion: I have yet to use these, but they are sassy, and I am definitely excited to. I will put them on this weekend. I have never used them before and I have some others I need to review. I need to step it up!
Gillette Venus & Olay Razor is anywhere from $8.99 to $10.99. "Gillette Venus & Olay are coming together to deliver a gold standard in shaving with the new Gillette Venus & Olay razor! Olay Moisture Bars help lock in moisture to your skin, while Venus' five blades shave you close."

Opinion: I just shaved my legs today, so I can't use it yet, but I am super excited to use this. I love Olay and Venus, and putting them together, how can that be bad? I have yet to use a five blade razor, so I am also excited about that too. Fancy! :-)
Ghirardelli Gourmet Milk Creamy Devotion Bar is $2.99. "The decadently rich and creamy 32% cacao milk chocolate in Creamy Devotion delivers an epicurean (had to look that up, means Devoted to the pursuit of sensual pleasure, especially to the enjoyment of good food and comfort) chocolate experience. Experience a moment of timeless pleasure with all natural Ghirardelli Gourmet Milk chocolate."

Opinion: This is DELICIOUS!!! I love me some Ghirardelli!!! This is some of the best chocolate out there. I do prefer dark chocolate, but I will never turn down milk chocolate. Nom nom nom, I don't even want to share this. Their white chocolate is pretty delish too! I will definitely be using that $1 off coupon!

Anywho, this is my awesome VoxBox from Influenster. Head over to their website for a chance to review products for yourself. The more active you are the better chance you have to get a box. As Always Much Love, 

<3 Holly!!!


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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Rice, It's what's for dinner?

So, I have something amazing to tell my readers. Some of you might already know this, some of you might not. I certainly did not, and when I heard it, it sounded insane. Three days ago, my boyfriend was chasing me around the apartment tickling me and we somehow ended up in the bathroom, and my phone ended up in the toilet. (Lol, yes the toilet was flushed) He tried saving it, tried getting the water out, blowing on it, but nothing would work. My phone was completely dead. We saw an article on the net that said to put it in rice, but I saw that it said to do it right away and we didn't have any so I gave up. The next day I told everyone on Facebook what happened and nearly everyone said put it in rice. I really thought they were insane. I mean, really?! Rice?! I had no faith in this. So when I got home my sister said it wouldn't hurt anything to do it. So I did.

I left my cell phone and battery, I took them apart, in a zip lock full of rice for about a day and a half. Well, I got curious, and full of doubt just went over to check on it. IT TURNED ON!!! It actually works!!! So, I am giving the "rice method" my stamp of approval. Now my phone is older an LG EnV2...its a Flip phone...I dont know what this does with smart phones. My phone just looks sturdier. I've dropped it, stepped on it, thrown it by accident. It is pretty tough. Anywho, if you didn't know about this, it is good to know! I never thought I would ever drop my phone in water. I have had cell phones for 10 years and never once submerged one in water.

and just for fun....The Plushie I made for my BF for Valentine's Day. :)



As Always Much Love, 

<3 Holly

Friday, March 02, 2012

I'm a Glammie! February Glam Bag

February's Glam bag: with a cute hot pink bag with tiny print black hearts, NYX Roll On Shimmer, X Out Shine Control, Nu-Me 100 dollar gift certificate, Freeman Facial Mask Sachet, Premier Dead Sea Cinderella Mask, and as a gift 2 Ghirardelli Chocolates.

NYX Roll On Shimmer in Light Blue. NYX's brand new, intensely rich, shimmering powder that can be applied to the eyes, face, and body. (Swatched below.) (I think this blue is beautiful, tho I have never used a blue eyeshadow, it is still pretty. I will see if I can make a nail polish with this.)
(NYX Roll On Shimmer in Light Blue)

X Out Shine Control. Stay flawless and shine free with this oil-free moisturizer with a mattifying complex. (I thought this was pretty good. Will definitely use.)

Premier Dead Sea Cinderella Mask. Luxury skincare rich in life-enhancing minerals from the Dead Sea waters. (Too expensive for me and I am not sure if it did much...it was only one use.) 

Freeman Facial Mask in Goji Berry, sachet $1.23. Turn your date night prep-time into a soothing spa experience with easy-to-use skin-perfecting masks. (I have not used this.) 

Nu-Me Professional Styling tools-$100 Gift Card. (I was pretty pissed about this. This is absolutely worthless. I don't want or use hair styling tools. If I did I wouldn't buy one that costs $200. The $100 G.C. is a joke. Everything on the site is EXPENSIVE!!! Basically MyGlam gave us a piece of paper for ten dollars. Seriously, MyGlam don't pull this sh!t again. It is sh!t like this that made me leave Birchbox.)
As a nice little gift and surprise for Valentine's Day, MyGlam threw in 2 Ghirardelli chocolates. One in milk and one in dark. Those were pretty good. Overall, this month kinda sucked. I pretty much only liked the NYX roller and the chocolate. Tho, I can go to the market and buy the chocolate and for less than $10. So, overall meh. Oh yeah, the bag was pretty cute. I will give them a couple more months. I am hoping this gift card thing was a fluke. Anywho, As Always Much Love, 

<3 Holly