Thursday, August 21, 2014

Adovia day cream review

Hello Lovelies!

I have a review for you today, this is Adovia's moisturizing day cream.


The packaging says it has dead sea minerals, aloe vera, chamomile, and that all skin types can use it. It comes in a super thick glass jar, and the cream itself is very thick, almost like a mouse. I've used it for a couple days, morning and night, and it's very moisturizing and not greasy at all, it also soaks in pretty fast. 



The one and only thing I don't like about it is the scent, it smells very strongly of soap. The scent goes away after a while, but I have a weird pet peeve about it; you know how authors love to include in the descriptions of their male characters that they smell of ivory soap? I've always hated strong soapy smells, and I mentally just want to smack these authors like "Yes we know they bathe like human beings, could we be a bit more creative?". Anyways, besides that I really like this cream, and I see myself continuing to use it.


Thanks for reading!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Finger Paints Tails of Love swatches and review

Hello Lovelies!

I went into Sally's a couple days ago because I heard they were having an awesome clearance sale, sadly it was only on the weekend, but I did pick up this pretty polish! This is Finger Paints Tails of Love, I actually didn't know it was a texture polish when I first got it, I just saw the color and went "I need that"!



This is two coats of Tails of Love, it's from the 2014 Enchanted Mermaid collection. The color really reminds me of Wet n Wild's bijou blue, I used it as a base in this mani. I really like the fish scale feel to these, with full blown texture polish I always feel like they're going to catch on things, but since these are only a little bit rough I can deal with it.
I've read a ton of bad reviews of these polishes, and how their application was terrible, but I had no problems whatsoever. It took a while to dry all the way, but was dry enough to touch after five minutes.
I probably won't get any of the other polishes in the Enchanted Mermaid collection, I mostly got this because I thought the blue was really pretty and didn't look similar to any other polishes I'd seen before.





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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Weekly Wrap Up

Hello Lovelies!

Here's what I've been doing lately:

Watching: Sailor Moon, Paranoia Agent, Chopped, DMMD,
Listening to: Goodbye Stranger by Supertramp (supernatural playlist :)
Playing: around at the fair,
Wearing: converse and my hetalia t-shirts,
Eating: lays potato chips,
Drinking: sprite as usual,
Reading: Reckless by Cornelia Funke,
Blogs I've been reading: Dotty About Nails, Besitos de la suerte (Lucky Kisses), Rae Gun Ramblings,
Liking: modern Hp headcannons,
Buying: my first Finger Paints polish,
Finding: a new clip of season 8 of DW,

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Fun fair nails

Hello Lovelies!

My aunt had free tickets to the county fair so I had to do some nails for the trip!


I didn't see all of these games so I wasn't able to get pics with them, but I got some nice shots in spite of that! I have goldfish on my index for the penny tossing game, ducks on my middle for the shooting games, coke bottles with tossing rings on my ring finger, the strength tester on my pinkie, and a dunk tank on my thumb!



My dunk tank didn't come out quite like I hoped, I think adding the cage around my stick figure muddled it up.




Found this cutie in one of the huge barns, rabbits are surprisingly hard to get non-blurry pictures of, haha.





Even though it was pretty warm, there were some gorgeous clouds drifting over the fair grounds and I was able to take these for my sky pic blog.







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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Feliciano and Romano

Hello Lovelies!

I've been wanting to use the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Colosseum stamp from W114 for a while, last time I used that plate they stamped ok, but I wasn't totally satisfied with it. The only way I could think of to use both of these stamps at the same time was to do some Italy nails! Italy from Hetalia that is.



I freehanded North Italy holding a piece of pizza on my index finger, South Italy holding a tomato on my middle, stamped on my ring and pinkie, and freehanded the Hetalia logo which is just the outline of the country with the words Hetalia over it in kanji. I was really proud of my Italy outline but the kanji ended up covering most of it, haha.



I started with a base of e.l.f Desert Haze for all my nails except my thumb, it's a lovely creme nude taupe that's totally opaque in two coats. This is the first time I've used this polish and I really love it, I think it'll be a great base for nail art since the color won't distract from whatever design you're creating on top of it.



Polishes I used:

Wet n Wild Wild Shine Clear Nail Protector and French White Creme,
Color Mates Nail Art Black and Cocoa,
Wet n Wild Fergie Ferga-colada,
China Glaze Def-defying,
Jesse's Girl Center Stage and Running Wild,
NYC In a New York Color Minute Sidewalkers,
Ulta Let The Flames Begin,
Wet n Wild Megalast Sugar Coat,
Essence Colour & Go Peach and Cream,
Lotus Herbals Colour Dew Gold Mist,
Petites color fever Seashell,
Sephora by OPI G-listen to Your Heart,
Elle 18 Nail Pops 19,
white acrylic paint,
a dotting tool,
and a striping brush.

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Bollywood nails with China Glaze seashell

Hello Lovelies!

This week's theme in Adventures in Stamping is Bollywood! After seeing how elaborate the costumes in Bollywood movies are I knew I needed to up my stamping game! I've been dying to use the stamp on my thumb for ages, and I finally had the right nail shape to squeeze it on! I started by creating a gradient for my base, the first polish I used was China Glaze seashell, I actually recently got that in the mail because I won Makeup With a Heart's giveaway a couple weeks ago!


Seashell is a creamy peach pink and I only had to use two coats, I was surprised that I was able to only do two coats and not have my nail line show at all. For the other polishes in my gradient, I used Wet n Wild Megalast Candy-licious and NYC in a new york color minute Heat Wave.


I had to get a bit creative with my stamping, I ran out of my usual black polish so I ended up using a nail art striper, but it all worked out! All the stamping was done with Color Mates Nail Art Black and Pueen plates 70 and 56. After topcoating I used a singe piece of glitter to make a bindi on the woman's forehead.


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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Weekly Wrap Up

Hello Lovelies!

Here's what I've been doing lately:

Watching: Sailor Moon, Another, Anohana, DMMD, Diabolik Lovers,
Listening to: Monsters by Lenka,
Reading: Reckless by Cornelia Funke,
Finding: this WTNV headcannon,
Wanting: Ghibli to keep making movies!,
Liking: this impromptu Quidditch match,
Blogs I've been reading: A Beautiful Mess, P.S. I made this, Flight of Whimsy,
Eating: chex mix,
Drinking: water,
Wearing: my thumb rings for the first time in forever,
Excited about: this new nail art competition tv show.

Thanks for reading!