Thursday, December 13, 2012

Ferrero Rocher Holiday Treat!!!!!

Today's post is going to be a bit different. I am sure you remember my posts about Influenster a while back. Well I was chosen to test and review a holiday treat!
I was so excited when I got the email letting me know my treat was on it's way, but when I opened up the box and saw what it is- I almost fell over!!!!!! MY FAVORITE TREAT EVER!!!!!!

This beautiful gold box included 18 tasty chocolates by Ferrero Rocher!!!! If you have never had these, you have GOT to go get some! They are at almost every drug store and grocery store I have ever been to, as well as gas stations! I couldn't take pictures fast enough, I was so ready to eat these!!!

The packaging on these chocolates is beautiful. It looks so fancy!!!!

So I was nice enough to share these with my boyfriend (He is lucky ;-)  ) and we BOTH agreed that these were extra special!!! I think it was because they were a gift!!!!! :-P

If you have never had one of these, I will explain a little about it. Starting from the outside and working in, the outside is a chocolate covering with finely chopped hazelnuts sprinkled on the outside. Something about their chocolate is SO creamy. More than normal chocolate, which is what I absolutely LOVE about it. Inside that layer of chocolate is a wafer crisp. Inside the wafer crisp is the best in my opinion!!! Inside of that is a SUPER creamy chocolaty cream and with a whole hazelnut in the middle. OH MY!!!!!!! Delicious. Melt in your mouth delicious. It really feels like those chocolate commercials when you bite into it and everything goes in slow motion lol


Visit their website and check out more about it - Ferrero Rocher  !!!


Friday, December 7, 2012

Wonder Beauty Review! (PICTURE HEAVY)

IT'S ALMOST CHRISTMAS!!!!! This is my absolute FAVORITE time of the year!!!!!Everything is so beautiful, smells wonderful, people are happy and of course- CHRISTMAS NAIL POLISHES!!!! :-)

I was contacted by Jen from Wonder Beauty Products about doing a review for some holiday polishes. She sent me 4 polishes - Winter Wisp, Cherries Jubilee, Strawberry Shortcake and Candy Cane Lane!

I love how she personally writes the names on the labels!! So cute!!!

First is Winter Wisp. This is a light lavender-green color shifting base with bits of light pink glitter shreds. This polish definitely looks like winter! The shreds of glitter remind me of icicles. I used 2 coats of Winter Wisp. The formula was very smooth, and the glitter was fairly easy to place on the nail. It was not hard to remove as well, which is GREAT!!

Cherries Jubilee is exactly what the name is. It reminds me SO much of the tasty treat!!!! This was my favorite out of the 4. It went on great with 2 coats. This polish is a slightly red jelly base PACKED with silver, white translucent, and red glitters. It is absolutely gorgeous. The formula was great, and was completely smooth with a generous top coat. It was a bit tougher to take off, but not bad at all considering how sparkly it is!!!

Is your mouth watering yet? Strawberry Shortcake!!! This polish is so fun! It is a light peach/pink base with small neon glitters everywhere! It has larger fuchsia and white glitters scattered throughout. This polish was opaque with 3 coats. The name fits it PERFECTLY!!!!!! This polish was very easy to remove.

And last but not least!!!

Candy Cane Lane! This is a silvery shimmer base with TONS of red, gold and white glitters (I even saw a few holographic glitters in there!!!) of all sizes and shapes! This polish took a bit of skill to get it positioned on the nail. It wasn't too bad though! A bit of rolling before each nail helped out a LOT! This polish was so pretty! I had such a hard time deciding what to layer it over, but in the end I decided over Zoya Veruschka and Zoya Posh.
Layered over Black

Layered over Zoya Veruschka 

Layered over Zoya Posh

So which is your favorite? Mine has got to be Cherries Jubilee! 

Head over to Wonder Beauty Products on Etsy and look at all she has in her shop!!


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Lavish Lacquer OPENING!!!

Hello :-)

So here is the BIG NEWS I have been hinting at for the past while! I AM OPENING AN ETSY STORE SELLING MY OWN NAIL POLISH CREATIONS!!!!!!! I started making polish as a hobby, but decided soon after that I wanted this to be my career. I thought about it for a long while. Didn't know what the right decision was. I prayed that God would send me in the right direction. People kept asking me where they could buy things I was making, and I finally decided it was time!

My company name is Lavish Lacquer and I am going to begin selling my polishes in an Etsy Shop.
I am beginning my business with a collection of 5 colors called The Polished Universe Collection! The colors in this collection are as follows - Life on Mars, Neptune's Rings, Along the Milky Way, Starlight Galaxy and Alien Party! . I am going to open my shop at 12:00 pm Central Time. I wanted to post swatches here first!!!!!

Lavish Lacquers - Starlight Galaxy
Lavish Lacquers - Neptune's Rings
Lavish Lacquers - Life on Mars
Lavish Lacquers - Along the Milky Way
Lavish Lacquers - Alien Party!

So there they are!!!!! To be released at 12:00 pm Central Time! That is 5 hours from now!
PLEASE head on over to Lavish Lacquer on Etsy at 12:00pm and get your favorite colors! Or you can get them ALL!!!

What is your favorite? Please let me know what kind of colors YOU would like to see be released next! 

-Brittany <3

Monday, November 5, 2012

NYC New York Color® IndividualEyes Custom Compact

For the next few posts, I am going to talk about a few of the things I received in my Influenster Beauty Blogger VoxBox. 

Today I am going to dedicate my post to NYC New York Color® IndividualEyes Custom Compact. I received the in 0156-08 Dark Shadows Compact. 

So I admit- I don't wear makeup very often. But that doesn't mean I don't absolutely love it! And more than anything, I love to try new products, and new applications. 

So this compact comes with 4 Eyeshadow colors, a primer and an illuminator.

My first discovery, is it applies much better with a brush. The primer was pretty good for a quick use, but it isn't the best I have used before. What I love about this compact, is that it has everything to create a nice smokey eye look. The colors were very pigmented, and lasted the entire night.

The price of these are all around $5.00. This is a GREAT price for all that you get.

I am definitely going to get some more of these compacts, in different colors!

Have you ever used this? What compact did you get? What are your thoughts?


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Fall Scents!!!!!

So today I am going to post something a little different. So as you probably know, I recently participated in the Influenster Beauty Blogger VoxBox. In this, I received a Bath & Body Works candle in the White Barn Nutmeg & Spice scent.

I immediately lit my candle, and within 30 minutes, the lovely smell had filled the 3 largest rooms in my home. I was so happy! Fall is my absolute favorite season.
The greatest thing about this candle, is you can burn it until the wax melts, blow it out, and the smell stays for hours! This is a great way to extend the life of your candle.

After using my mini candle, I HAD to go get more. I had a coupon for 50% off of Bath & Body Works 3-wick candles up to FIVE! So guess how many I purchased? :-)

I got 2 White Barn Nutmeg & Spice, 2 Spiced Apple Toddy and one Cinnamon & Clove. The Spiced Apple Toddy was an absolute DREAM! It reminds me SO much of a cinnamon apple pie baking! It is absolutely amazing! I am SO glad I got 2!!!

So what are your favorite Bath & Body Works candles? What is your favorite fall scent?
Thank you all for reading!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Beauty Blogger VoxBox!!!

I am very excited about today's post! Thursday I got my Influenster Beauty Blogger VoxBox in the mail! Since then I have been trying everything out! 

The items included in my VoxBox were as follows

-NYC New York Color® IndividualEyes Custom Compact in 0156-08 Dark Shadows

-Kiss® Ever Pro Lashes Starter Kit

-Bath & Body Works® Mini Candle in White Barn Nutmeg & Spice

-Goody® Simple Styles Spin Pin

-EBOOST® in Orange Flavor

-Not Your Mother's®  Smooth Moves™ Frizz Control Hair Cream

The first thing I noticed when I opened up the box, was the fabulous smell!!!! This was coming from the White Barn Nutmeg & Spice candle. I lit it, and it was even more fabulous! This is a PERFECT fall scent, and I WILL be going to purchase a large one very soon! 

So I will admit- I don't wear makeup too often. I have a lot of it, but just don't wear it too often. 
 NYC New York Color® IndividualEyes Custom Compact was surprisingly fantastic! The price of this compact is around 5$. For that price, it is AMAZING! It includes a primer, an illuminator, and 4 eyeshadow colors. The colors are very pigmented, and lasted all day. 

I then moved on to Kiss® Ever Pro Lashes Starter Kit. I tried and tried, but couldn't for the life of me get them on. They are reusable, so I am going to keep trying!

I used Not Your Mother's®  Smooth Moves™ Frizz Control Hair Cream, and was SO happy with the outcome. The first time I used it, I used a bit too much (VERY easy to do... a little bit goes a long way!) and had some product feel in my hair. After flat ironing my hair, that feel went away. 
This cut the time I needed to flat iron my hair in half, if not more. I WILL be buying a full size bottle of this!!

I absolutely loved my VoxBox! I love to try new things, especially when I find things that I will use again! I encourage you all to go to Influenster and check it out. You can request an invite, and join the site. It is a great way to find new products, and to read reviews on them! 

Until next time :-)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Vivid Lacquer Autumn Harvest (Pic Heavy)

Today I am going to show you all a PERFECT fall polish! This polish should be beside the definition of Fall in the dictionary (too cheesy ? :-)  )

I layered this polish over Julep Viola. Viola is a deep wine purple color. It is a mix between a jelly and a cream finish, in my opinion. This polish is absolutely GORGEOUS in the bottle. Once on the nail, it it a bit darker than it looks in the bottle. It almost appears black on the nail, unless in the perfect lighting. This color is great for the fall/winter season.

This is 2 coats of Julep Viola.

Autumn Harvest is absolutely breathtaking. This has all the great colors fall brings! The base is clear, and it has small purple, orange, yellow, red and rose color hex glitters, large rose color hex glitter, large rose color square glitters, small red and rose color square glitters, AND it has micro purple, red and rose color glitter! The great thing about this polish, is it really isn't that hard to get the glitter to lay flat on your nails. The formula is great, and it doesn't take too long for dry time. 

1, 2 and 3 coats

R- 1 Coat over black   L- 1 Coat over white

I wanted to include a picture of each nail, to show all of the glitters, and how well they all go together!

So what do you think? This is the last of my Vivid Lacquer review. *sad face* I absolutely loved her polishes! They all are so versatile, and can be worn over SO many polishes!!! 

So I have exciting news! I was chosen by Influenster to receive a Beauty Blogger VoxBox! I got my box today, and plan on doing my posts VERY soon! I also have some other polishes coming to me for review!

ALSO! I am releasing my OWN polishes on Etsy soon :-) I have some LOVELY bloggers doing reviews for me, and will be opening my store as soon as I can get everything ready to go! I am so very excited!  

Stay Tuned!!!!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Influenster Relaunch!!!

If you haven't heard about Influenster yet, you will very soon :-)

They have just relaunched the site, and it is SUPER easy to use! The new layout requires an invite to join. Head on over and request an invite. You won't regret it!

So now to tell you a little bit about what it is all about! Influenster is a place for trendsetters to get together who like to try new things, and tell people how they like them. This isn't just for bloggers, but for all of social media. You have the option of earning badges by completing surveys, writing reviews, creating videos, and engaging in other social media. Depending on what expert and lifestyle badges you unlock, you can get exclusive discounts on products and services!

Head on over now to learn more about what all this is about by clicking here.

I will be receiving my first VoxBox in the next week. This is a box filled with different products to review, sent right to your doorstep! I will be posting my review as soon as I get my box, and have a chance to try everything! I am so excited!!!

Stay tuned for my VoxBox opening!!!!!


Vivid Lacquer Your Princess is In Another Castle Review

Today I am doing my second review from Vivid Lacquer! This is 2 coats of Your Princess is In Another Castle. I thought about doing 3 coats, but I liked it SO much at 2 coats! This is a pink jelly polish with lots of  micro pink glitter/shimmer/flakes. It also has larger hex pink and black glitters. 

I absolutely loved this polish, then when I went outside- BAM!!!!!!! 

Holo!! This was a surprise! I didn't notice them as I was polishing my nails, but it was extremely visible outside in the sunlight. This polish is beautiful!

Left- 2 coats over black    Right- 2 coats over white
L-R 1, 2 and 3 coats

The formula was a tad bit thick, but not at all hard to work with. It looks absolutely beautiful on it's own, but could go over any color to add shimmer to it.

Stay tuned for Autumn Harvest :-)