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Cagedbird Nail Lacquer Review

Sunday, April 28, 2013 0

Sarah of Cagedbird Nail Lacquer sent me two mini polishes to review on my blog.

Today, let's learn about Cagedbird Nail lacquer:

 cagedbird nail lacquer is:
handcrafted in the usa
cruelty free
big 4-free (no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene or dibutyl phthalate)
made with ♥

You can purchase the polishes here: http://cagedbirdnl.etsy.com 
mini bottles(5ml) retail for $5 and the full bottles(15ml) retail for $10. 

You can learn about Cagedbird nail lacquer here: https://www.facebook.com/cagedbirdnaillacquer
 Cagedbird nail lacquer packages all her bottles with a small bow she hand ties and a cagedbird label.  

The first polish is Miss Mouse.  Miss Mouse is an adorable clear polish filled with large black hex glitter, medium and small sized white hex glitter, medium and small red hex glitter

In these pictures I used only 1 coat over a pale yellow based.

**Note: I had some issues with the large black hex glitter curling. After talking to Sarah, she told me that it is due to a bad batch of glitter reacting to the new polish base. The previous batches did not have curling.  But NOT TO WORRY!!! Sarah has already started to go back to her old polish base and has fixed the issue with Miss Mouse :)

The next polish I have is Equinox

To tell you the truth, when I first took Equinox out of the box I wasn't super impressed. A copper polish...ok.  But after I actually took some time to look at it I realized it is much more than just a copper polish.  It has tiny particles of gold in it giving it a gold shimmer.  It also has different tiny colors of copper in it giving the copper color more dimension.  I had a lot of difficulty capturing the different dimensions in the polish.

I used two coats in these pictures

 If you look closely you can see the glass copper flecks in this picture

I took this picture in natural sunlight. You can see the flecks of gold shimmer in the polish in this picture.

Design Glassware by Mont Bleu Review

Thursday, April 25, 2013 2

Design Glassware by Mont Bleu sent me some goodies to review a few weeks ago, here they are:

The large glass file sent to me is about 5.32 inches long and once again very sturdy.  It comes with a black cover like the small one.  This file  retails for about 10 Euros. PThe crystals are glued on very well and I am certain none of them will fall off.

The mini portable glass file sent to me is about 3.5 inches long and very sturdy.  I really like the soft cover that comes with it because I can throw it in my bag and it wont file down the other stuff in my bag e.g my phone.  This file  retails for about 8 Euros. 

I was sent blue tweezers with crystals on one side.  I really like the crystal detail, it makes the tweezers super cute. I am going to use the tweezers for gluing crystal on my nails. I feel that the tips of the tweezers aren't sharp enough to pluck my fine eyebrow hairs.


My favorite item that was sent to me was the Callus remover.  Design Glassware by Mont Bleu
describes the Callus remover as a: "Scraper foot file for removing callus (hard skin) from heels - great alternative for taking care of your feet. Red color."  16 Euros. I think this callus remover is worth the money. it is the best file ever.

Lastly I was sent Austrian Crystal Earrings 8 Euros.  These are very pretty multi-chrome earrings, it takes on a different color at different angles.  The problem I had with the earrings was that I couldn't wear them very long.  I have very sensitive ears so I am thinking that was why after a few days the earrings irritated my ears. I am glad that I can wear the earrings for a day or two so I'm still happy with them.

Mother's Day is around the corner and eos has the perfect sweet gift idea!

Thursday, April 18, 2013 0

Mother's Day is on May 12, why not get Mom a practical gift this year?  Evolution of Smooth has a few products out that Mom would definitely enjoy:

  • The shave cream - a 24Hrs moisturizing shave cream to keep her legs hydrated and smooth 
  • The hand lotion in Berry Blossom - easy to find in a handbag and perfect to keep her hands soft all day long
  • The iconic lip balm in Pomegranate - a delicious lip balm with a new scent to keep her lips soft 
EOS products are:
• Dermatologist tested & hypoallergenic
• Paraben-free formula
• Not tested on animals
• No animal by-products

Major Retailers Include:
• Rexall
• London Drug
• Loblaw’s
• Jean Coutu
• Uniprix

Fantastic Groupon deal!! JulieG Frosted Gumdrops Nail Polish set for $12.99

Thursday, April 11, 2013 1

JulieG Frosted Gumdrops Nail Polishes

JulieG's collection of snappy nail polishes can add an element of delicious-looking texture. Once dry, the polish's glittery finish is reminiscent of sugarcoated gumdrop candy. Opt for a single color on hands and feet or create a rainbow-like effect using multiple colors for one manicure.
  • Six-pack of glittery nail polishes by JulieG
  • Textured finish reminiscent of gumdrop candy
  • Apply one or two coats
  • Textured effect looks best without topcoat
  • Long-wear formula
  • Click here to view a list of ingredients

The Deal

  • $12.99 for a six-pack of full-size JulieG Frosted Gumdrops textured nail polishes ($23.94 list price)
  • Includes the following colors: blueberry fizz blue, crushed candy purple, rock candy green, tangerine dream orange, sugar rush burnt orange, and hot cinnamon red
 USA only

OPI Oz The Great and Powerful Swatches

Monday, April 1, 2013 1

Today I have 4 polishes from the OPI Oz The Great and Powerful collection.  This collection is part of the annual OPI Soft Shades collection 

The first polish is Don't Burst My Bubble.
This is a soft pink/ white jelly polish that is quite sheer. In my pictures I used two coats.  

Right after I put on Don't Burst My Bubble I knew that  I had to put on Which is Witch?
Which is Witch? is a top coat full of random holographic glitter. We have hex glitter, bar glitter, micro glitter....a mix of everything.  I used one coat in my pictures.  this would be my favorite polish from the entire collection

Next I have What Wizardry Is This? This is a Liquid Sand polish that is a copper gold brown shade. I loved this polish, the copper color made it look very unique and different to me. I used 2 coats in my pictures

Next I have When Monkeys Fly! This is a nother clear top coat polish that I layered on top Don't Burst My Bubble.  This polish if made up of giant gold holographic hexagon glitter and small holographic glitter.  There have been a lot of issues about the formula for this polish.  Many people have had curling glitter issues.  I didn't have really bad curling glitter issues but the glitter wasn't 100% flat.  I wasn't a fan of this polish and kind of just slapped it on. 


OPI has  addressed this issue on their Facebook page, if you are unhappy with your bottle please follow the instructions on their Facebook page

the products in this post were provided to me for review.  Please see my Disclosure page for more information 

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