Friday, September 19, 2014

Cirque Kontiki Collection


Good afternoon!

Three posts in three consecutive days? Ladies and gents, I do declare that I feel like I have my blogging mojo back! 

Today I'm showcasing a limited edition trio of polishes from one of my favorite brands, Cirque Colors. I always really enjoy Cirque's collections because they are well thought out and always cohesive. The Kontiki Collection features three shades that are loaded with color shifting shimmer and micro glitter.



 Dear Dahlia. A bright vivid magenta pink loaded with small micro glitter and shimmer that shifts from predominately green but also looks gold and blue.


 Midsummer Night. A deep ultramarine blue verging on indigo with micro glitter and beautiful colorshifting shimmer that looks red/gold/green.


Thicker Than Water. A teal color loaded with color shifting pigment and a touch of micro glitter that looks gold/copper/green.

I used three coats of each color. I would describe the finish as not entirely jelly nor is it wholly creme either; it skirts the boundary in between. They are just translucent enough to really show off the color shifting shimmer but without prominent nail lines. They applied nicely and leveled well too.

Usually when describing a collection, I can single out a clear favorite color. With the Cirque Kontiki Collection, this is not the case. Each vibrant color is paired so well with contrasting shimmer that I honestly can't decide which one I like the best.

The Kontiki Collection is limited edition, so be sure to pick it up soon if they catch your eye! Each shade is $13 and can be purchased here.

If you had to pick a favorite, which one is it? Or are you like me, loving all three?

Products featured were press samples. For additional information, please refer to my Disclosure Policy. 
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Glossybox September x Harper's BAZAAR


Good morning!

As promised, today I'm unveiling the September Glossybox, curated by Joyann King from Harper's Bazaar. This my friends, is a fantastic box and definitely worthy of two (manicured) thumbs up.


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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Shades from Glam Polish Cast A Spell II Collection



Good evening!

Tonight I have some sparkling beauties to show you all. I've mentioned time and time again that my favorite season for makeup and polish collections is fall, in my mind you just can't beat rich autumn colors and quirky Halloween combinations. Today's post is all about Glam Polish's Cast A Spell II Collection, of which I have six delectable shades to show you. 

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Glossybox September Sneak Peek - OCC Lip Tar


Good evening!

I just received my September Glossybox (which I'll unveil pretty soon) and I've gotta say, this month's box is pretty fantastic. Curated by Harper's BAZAAR, one of the items in this box is a Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar.



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Thursday, September 11, 2014

How I Wash My Brushes - An Overly Detailed Account

 Hi friends!

Before I talk about brush care today, I thought I'd just have a bit of a heart-to-heart with you guys. My heart hasn't been in blogging recently, for the first time in years I have writer's block (though calling my blogging "writing" is a bit of a stretch as it's mostly me just throwing jumbled up thoughts on products at you, dear reader) and the whole not having great internet thing wasn't conducive to active blogging. Truth is, I've also been pretty preoccupied with fertility.

Morgan and I have been trying for a while now, and I've known pretty much since I was diagnosed with PCOS a few years ago (got a great look at my ovaries, ack) that we wouldn't likely conceive without medical assistance of some sort. Now that we've settled down in our first house, I feel almost an urgency to fill up all these quiet, empty bedrooms (don't worry, polish and makeup still get their own room) so expanding our family has been our top priority.


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