Sunday, December 16, 2012

Goodies from Ladysugarsheen

Fellow blogger friend Whitney and I exchanged holiday goodies. I love trying new brands and items, so I was happy to see quite a few products in my box that I have never used.

Whitney was kind enough to send me:
Rimmel Extra Wow lash mascara
Revlon ColorStay sultry smoke 12 hour eye shadow
Almay smart shade blush in pink
Sally Hansen salon effects polish in girl power
Vaseline lip therapy
Boscia pink peppermint blotting linens

Wet n Wild eyeliners in turquoise, sky blue and purple
Wet n Wild lipliner in red
Wet n Wild lipstick in dark pink frost and red
Ybf plum noir eye liner
iGo Kiwi scented nail polish remover
Carmex lime twist
Kiss flat nail stickers
Revlon perle eyeshadow in violet starlet

I can't wait to use to Boscia blotting linens since I have a tendency for oily skin.  I have already started using the Vaseline lip therapy and I enjoy it.  It's perfect for these December cold, I often end up with dry and chapped lips.  With Vaseline lip therapy it keeps my lips nicely moisturized.

Thank you, Whitney.  I love my goodies!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays! 

I am extremely fortunate to have a home, family, friends and a job.  There are many people in our country, state and even neighborhood that have all three of these things.  It's important to appreciate these little things that we often take for granted (over said..I know!)  I have in the past complained about jobs and often complained about family...but these things matter!  Family is what you make it...even if they are a pain in your butt 24/7.  Appreciate these things.  Appreciate your little furry friends and family.
Given that my old kitty, Spotty has been having a miserable for a few months...I have really come to reflect on how much I care for him.  I am learning not to take each day for granted.
I also want to take the time to thank any readers I may have. It's not all about the quantity but also the quality of readers.
Thank you for putting up with my ramblings!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

OPI Purchase: Skyfall Collection Polishes

It's been awhile since I have stepped inside my previously local Ulta...but my $5 off coupon was too tempting to resist.  I fell for OPI's new Skyfall collection and purchased 2 polishes and got one free, and even had $5 off applied my total.

My photos are not the best but I purchased 2 polishes from the Skyfall collection: On her majesty's secret service and golden eye.  My free polish was part of the Ulta exclusive holiday collection: A gift card for everyone
photo taken from here
As you might assume, Golden Eye is a gold shimmery polish.  It's fairly opaque so 2 coats will give you a great solid color.
photo taken from here

On her majesty's secret service is a beautiful gray, pewter shimmery blue toned polish.  It's very unique and I can't wait to rock this polish.

I really wanted to purchase The world is not enough not only did it look really pretty but it is also a song by Garbage done for the The World Is Not Enough Bond movie.

Currently, I am wearing Golden eye.  It's such a bright golden color.  It really catches your eye.  I think this will be a great holiday polish, especially if it is paired with another holiday color.

My swatches are pretty pathetic but hopefully they help paint a picture of what the polishes look like.

The Ulta holiday exclusive polish Gift cards for everyone is a deep dark plum color with speckles of lighter purple. 

I gave away my favorite purple polish to my sister, so I have been looking for a replacement.  I have a feeling Gift cards for everyone might just be it.

What is your favorite new OPI collection?