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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Collective Nail Polish Haul (With Swatches)

I've acquired several polishes over the past few weeks.
I work hard to catch them on sale.

Milani (Buy $10 worth, get $4 Bonus Bucks)

Techno Red (It looks more pink than red in real life. Gorgeous! Can't wait to put it on my toes Visible Nail Line still present after 3 coats)















Revlon (Rite Aid Buy 1 Get 1 50% off with $4 Up Rewards)

Gray Suede 705 (A interesting color, I thought to be sickly gray with the 1st coat, it improved with each additional coat. I ended up doing 3 to get it to look the way I wanted)
















Opulent Pink 904 Warm Baby Pink with subtle Gold Shimmer (Backup ...one of my faves)
















Posh Pink 912 (Slightly Frosty Bubble Gum Pink Visible Nail Line still present after 3 coats)
















No Shrinking Violet 790 (Slightly Frosty Dark Bluish Purple - Wow, opaque after just 1 coat)
















Sinful Colors (Walgreens $.99 each)


Soulmate











Rise & Shine





















Nirvana














Which of these shades do you think would best compliment your skintone?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Collective Earring Haul/REVIEWS (BeautyOnBlast101,Mrs.ConversationPiece,TheILLlines)

I have taken a serious break from makeup. I suppose as women, we go through different phases.
I have been hauling jewelry in the meantime.
First up are these lovely beauties I procured from Antoinette of
conversationpiece (via artfire).

Left to Right
Green Goddess ($5), Moroccan Mama ($5),
Miss Rosalie ($5), The original Woman ($5), Carribean Kiss ($8) *this pair was a gift.



They were neatly packaged and arrived in excellent condition. I ordered on July 2nd & received my earrings on July 21. Antoinette let me know she is working to improve shipping times. Antoinette has modified the backs. Instead of stainless steel backs, she is using silicone earring backs.
She also updated the layout of her website. It seems easier to navigate.
I have a couple more pairs of earrings from her site on my wish list.




Next, I purchased earrings for my Middle School daughter from beautyonblast101.com

Crystal Curved Heart Tip Post Earrings ($5/pair): (Blue, Clear)
Rhodium and ceramic plated 1/2" pair of curved heart earrings, sapphire/clear crystals.
Post backs. Lead and nickel safe.













My daughter's school requires that they wear uniforms. There are strict policies regarding jewelry.
The earrings cannot be hoop styles. Nor can they be larger than 1".
She had fun selecting two pairs. The earrings arrived wrapped in bubble wrap and in a cute hot pink poly envelope. Shipping time was 3 business days. I was impressed by the speed of Selima's shipping, as well as her personal handwritten note on my receipt. I am looking forward to purchasing other accessories from her site in the future.




















Lastly, I purchased 2 pair of Ice Cream Bamboo earrings
for my High School daughter from TheiLLLines
(via etsy).

Indoor Indirect Sunlight with Flash



No Flash



Her school requires that they wear uniforms, however, they are not as strict regarding accessories.
We decided to get the earrings in Orange and Navy. The microbeads are beautiful! The photos simply do not do them justice. I was impressed by the courtesy of the owner, Marcus Earl. He treated me like he truly valued my business. This seems to be a lost art. The pairs of earrings were individually wrapped and protected by bubble wrap inside of a bubble wrap mailer. The total with shipping cost was $15.99.
Shipping time was about 5 business days via 1st class mail. As a courtesy to me re: a Customer Service issue, Mr. Earl sent me a complimentary pair of the Ice Cream Bamboo earrings. I selected a green pair.
I am eager to purchase more of the Ice Cream Bamboo earrings as well as some of the Swarovskis at a future date. If you are interested in ordering anything from his site, he has generously provided a coupon code for your convenience. The code is "savvyshpr". It entitles you to 10% off of your order.

This is an honest review. I purchased all items unless otherwise noted.
I am not being compensated in exchange for a favorable review from the business owners.
My opinions are my own and genuine.

What about you? Have you purchased any jewelry lately?

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To date, I am NOT compensated for my use/review of products. I buy 99% of the products that I use. If I ever receive anything as a gift, I will state it in that specific post. I am NOT affilated with any fashion, cosmetics or hair company. I offer my sincere, unbiased opinion on how the products work for me. No warranties, expressed or implied are intended. Please use discretion in selecting products and suggestions at your own risk. I am not a professional. Unfavorable reviews are not malcious, nor are they intended to harm any company. Reviews are my own opinon. Information posted on this blog is for educational purposes.