Monday, February 29, 2016

Enchanted Polish - Holiday 2015


I'm not really a collector. And Enchanted Polish is one of those brands that people REALLY collect. For example, we had Awesomeness and sold it. NBD. It's one of those super HTF rare polishes but if I don't love how something looks on my nails... I sell it. Buhbye.

Holiday 2015 is a jelly vampy holo that looks like juicy nail goodness and I liked it a lot. But, I've become very unattached to polish lately. If I don't love it or foresee myself wearing it again, I sell it. So, I actually gave this away to a nail pal. I am sure she will love it. 

I am wearing 2 coats and top coat. Great application and wear. 

Friday, February 19, 2016

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Saucy Siren


Cranberry Sauce. That's what this Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer perfectly captures. Amirite? 


I absolutely love this beautiful jelly red with flakie glitter and iridescent accents. It's so perfect and makes me happy. I am wearing two coats plus top coat. This polish wore so well on me and I am going to wear it over and over again. LOVE!


You can purchase these Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer here. Follow Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer on Instagram and like them on Facebook

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Epic Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Haul + BEGL Plum Tired of the Cold


I love me some Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer. It's the brand of which I own the most polishes in my too-big collection. I just can't find a nail polish brand (indie or not) that lasts like BEGL does. I barely get tip wear which makes me the happiest camper who ever camped. 

So, how about a vintage BEGL which is circa 2013. Plum Tired of the Cold is a beautiful shimmer and glitter combo which I layered over Deborah Lippmann Dark Side of the Moon. Plum Tired of the Cold has red, black and gold holo glitters in various shapes and sizes. This is such a unique polish and I definitely have nothing like it in my stash. Love it! 

P.S. the Deborah Lippmann stained like a mother so avoid that polish like the dickens. 


You can purchase these Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer here. Follow Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer on Instagram and like them on Facebook. Plum Tired of the Cold is super old and can only be found through nail polish friends or blog sales if you're lucky. 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Demeter Foolproof Fragrance Blending - #CBBFOOLPROOFBLEND



In my day-to-day life I enjoy smelling like the foods I eat. Or maybe I should say the desserts I eat. I love to eat macaroni and cheese but don't know that I'd want to smell like it, TBH. Anyway, I'm excited to share some delectable scents that smell very much like some of my favorite desserts or gourmand scents as the scent-connoisseurs like to say. 

Demeter Fragrance Library has launched a new scent system, if you will:
the Demeter Foolproof Blending Library.

How is it foolproof, you ask? Well, it's foolproof because Demeter offers a Duo or Trio of scents which will absolutely totally always smell great when combined. No matter what proportion or combination. See... foolproof!



Foolproof Blending Duo
Two fragrances that can be combined or blended together in any combination or proportion. Simple, subtle blends for everyday. 
The Duo we chose included Jasmine and Lavender.


Foolproof Blending Trio
Three fragrances from a single fragrance category that can be combined or blended together in any combination or proportion. These blends are more complex than the Duos, but still linear and appropriate any day, any time.
The Trio we chose included Hawaiian Vanilla, Gingerbread and Angel Food.
AKA gourmand scent paradise.


In our experience working with these Foolproof Blending Sets, it's much easier and less messy to just spray the scents in whichever combination you desire directly onto the skin, i.e. two spritzes of Hawaiian Vanilla and one spritz of Gingerbread for a warm and sweet but spicy scent all day long. Although you can create a custom scent with the empty bottle provided, the droppers were very flimsy and several broke while trying to transfer the scents to their new bottle. Moreover, once you mix the scents in the new bottle, there's less opportunity to mix it up on a regular basis. But, again, that's just our personal experience. We don't like to commit to any scent for too long so we prefer spritzing as we go. However, it's great to have the option to mix your own bottle if you find your perfect holy grail combo that you want to wear forever and ever.




Provided for review by Demeter Fragrance Library due to our membership in Canadian Beauty Bloggers in exchange for our honest opinion.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Fiendish Fancies - Tainted Love Collection

Okay, so, Fiendish Fancies has released not one but TWO Valentine's Day Collections. The other day we share the Love Bites Collection (which I might consider more of an anti-Valentine's Day collection). Now, today we have the Tainted Love Collection which is sweet and bright and inspired by the depths of obsession. How romantic! 

I am wearing three thin coats in all my pictures (except where noted) plus top coat, except for the matte shades which are without top coat. I love all of these but I would have to say that Here I Was Born is my favorite because it's such a unique shade of lilac! But, Silencio is a close second because it really is like a pink tulip petal plus the matte finish is perfect. 


Here I Was Born - Pearlescent Lilac inspired by preoccupation with the past, and passionate enchantment. 


He Really Did Love Me - Dusky Wisteria Mauve Shimmer inspired by the high fashion and compulsive obsession. 


I Like Weird - Matte Orchid Wine inspired by preoccupation with pretty parts.


Silencio - Matte Tulip Pink inspired by infatuation with mysterious starlets.


I Won’t Let Anyone Come Between Us Anymore - Frosted Carnation Red inspired by the relentless pursuit of repressed love.


Number One Fan - Bright Forget-me-not Blue with a subtle pearl sheen. Inspired by the misery of rainy-day blues and obsessed fans. Opaque 2 coats. 
(Note from Maker: Number One Fan can cause staining. Recommend use of a base coat to minimize nail staining. Apply petroleum jelly to cuticles prior to removal to prevent skin staining, or use a commercial preparation / cuticle remover to remove any remaining color)

These polishes are now available in the Fiendish Fancies shop as individual bottles or a set
UNTIL FEBRUARY 14, 2016: Get a free bottle of our Hot Rod red crème (She’s Real Sensitive) with the purchase of the Tainted Love collection. (5 ml or 15 ml, based on your purchase.) 


You can follow Fiendish Fancies on Facebook and Instagram for updates and more swatches. 
*Products were provided for our honest review.*

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Lynnderella Waking Beauty + Contrary Polish Magical Manatee


I don't know if I need to say anything. I think I will just let the pictures do the talking. 


How insanely beautiful is this combination? 
(3 coats Contrary Polish Magical Manatee + 1 coat Lynnderella Waking Beauty + QDTC)

Monday, February 1, 2016

Fiendish Fancies - Love Bites Collection

The Love Bites Collection is inspired by Immortal Love. How romantic! These polishes might fall under the Anti-Valentine's Day aesthetic but they are all so gorgeous, it's hard to choose my favorite.
I am wearing 3 coats in all photographs plus top coat. These polish are so smooth with a fast-drying formula. I am, yet again, amazed by how wonderful Fiendish Fancies polishes are in terms of beauty and performance. If you haven't tried any, the time is now! I think this might be my favorite collection to date!

(I also apologize in advance for my cut up fingers - I keep forgetting to wear gloves outside)


This is Your Wilderness - Black Jelly Galaxy with dense gold and amber rainbow sparkle. Inspired by the reflection of golden light on alabaster skin.


Love Holds You To Me - Black Jelly Galaxy with dense green and teal rainbow sparkle. Inspired by the anguish and envy of a child who’ll never grow up.


It’ll Be You And Me - Black Jelly Galaxy with dense pink and berry rainbow sparkle and blue flash. Inspired by the love for a girl who’s not a girl.


Love Confounded Her - Black Jelly Galaxy with dense red rainbow sparkle. Inspired by a mother’s immortal love.


Forever and Ever - Black Jelly Galaxy with dense blue and teal rainbow sparkle. Inspired by the fleeting companionship of an immortal temptress.


The Night, It's Deafening. - Black Jelly Galaxy with dense purple rainbow sparkle with pink and blue flash. Inspired by indigo twilights and the power of love defying familial bonds.

These polishes are now available in the Fiendish Fancies shop as individual bottles or a set
UNTIL FEBRUARY 14, 2016: Get a free bottle of our Hot Rod red crème (She’s Real Sensitive) with the purchase of the Tainted Love collection. (5 ml or 15 ml, based on your purchase.) 


You can follow Fiendish Fancies on Facebook and Instagram for updates and more swatches. 
*Products were provided for our honest review.*