Friday, December 21, 2012

I am still here.

I know i have been afk for some time now.

I have a whole lot on my plate right now,in a manner of speaking.

I am not sure when I will be back to blogging. I hope during early January, and if not, then late January or early February.

I have received some kind e-mails from you asking if I am okay,and yes, I am fine,just incredibly busy.

Thank you so much for your support and please,by all means stay tuned for more posting in the new year.

I wish you all a happy holiday season,and a happy new year as well.


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Zoya Lovely Spring 2013



Zoya Lovely
Beauty is a lovely state of mind

Lovely, just LOVELY!
Spring is awash in six soft and lovely new Zoya shades including three dewy metallics and three fresh blooms of cream. Poetic in nature, this collection is sure to capture the beauty of the season like no other....

ZOYA LOVELY – SPRING 2013
Piaf (ZP652) - Fresh Forsythia Yellow Metallic - Full Coverage (Originally designed for Fashion Designer Zang Toi)
GeiGei (ZP651) - Blushing Cherry Blossom Pink Metallic - Full Coverage (Originally designed for Zang Toi/SS13).
Julie (ZP650) - Soft Wisteria Purple Metallic - Full Coverage (Originally designed for Zang Toi/SS13).
Blu (ZP653) - Lucky Hyacinth Blue Cream - Full Coverage
Neely (ZP655) - Earliest Spring Green Cream - Full Coverage (Originally designed for Peter Som/SS13).
Jacqueline (ZP654) - Perfect Magnolia Nude Cream - Full Coverage (Originally designed for Peter Som/SS13)

Shipping January 01, 2013

Ultra long-wearing, nail lacquers by Zoya are BIG5FREE - all formulas are completely free of harmful industrial chemicals such as toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) that are known to cause cancer and birth defects.
Zoya Lovely $8 (US)
Follow the Zoya Nail Polish and Treatments Blog and stay tuned on Twitter (@Zoyanailpolish) and Facebook for release date updates.
Hashtags: #ZoyaLovely and #nailpolish.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Manicure Addict's Two Year Blogaversary Giveaway!

Just looky ! Looky at all the oodles and oodles of prizes that Katherine will be giving away for her 2 year blogaversary celebration!!! Isn't it amazing! Well if you don't believe me,go check it out here and enter!

There will be 5 prize packages,including Clarins 230,and a couple or three of Lynnderella nail polishes.
The giveaway is open to everyone,International readers are welcome,and will end November 25,2012.

Set In Lacquer and Cosmetic Sanctuary Holiday Giveaway!

Set in Lacquer and Cosmetic Sanctuary are hosting a holiday giveaway! This giveaway will feature lots and lots of prizes,and there will be more than 30 winners.More prizes will be added. The giveaway is open to US and international as well,and will end Nov 24th. So click here to be entered!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Nail of This Week Butter London Giveaway!

Chiro  of Nail of This Week will be giving away two Butter London Bluey nail polishes.There will be two winners.It is open internationally,and will close November 30th.. You can enter here




Thursday, November 1, 2012


The Golden Touch!

OPI Announces Striking New Limited Edition Bond-Inspired 18K Gold Leaf Top Coat   













OPI has crafted the perfect, decadent holiday treat - complete with a dash of luxury, a sprinkling of fashion, and touch of intrigue - to celebrate James Bond’s Golden Anniversary with the introduction of 18 karat gold leaf top coat The Man with the Golden Gun. This luminous, rich top coat adds an additional layer of chic gold leaf texture whether painted over completely dry OPI nail lacquer or directly to the nail itself.
Inspired by the world of 007, this stunning, real 18 karat gold top coat comes packaged in a special limited edition collectable gold bottle and makes the ultimate holiday gift.
 “For 50 years Bond beauties have graced the big screen with their dazzling looks and opulent style, and gold has always played a prominent role,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “Gold transcends time; from the first Bond film to the soon to be released – Skyfall – Bond Girls have adorned themselves with gold accessories from jewelry and heels to clutches. This top coat’s radiant hue and stunning 18 karat gold leaf texture and patterns take accessorizing this holiday season to new heights!”
As with all OPI nail lacquers, The Man with the Golden Gun contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application.


 OPI/Bond 18K Top Coat

This limited edition promotion will be available beginning October 2012 at professional salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for  $30.00 ($37.50 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer.
For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!





Popular Nail Apps in New Designs!
OPI Releases NEW! Pure Lacquer Nail App with Designs Inspired by Skyfall


OPI adds four new, limited-edition designs to the Pure Lacquer Nail App collection, which offers instant, easy-to-apply nail designs. The precut nail strips are made of 100% real nail lacquer and provide a high-shine finish, long-lasting wear, and zero drying time. The new designs inspired by Skyfall include


Nice Tux (silver and black glitter zig zag stripe)





Positively Shocking (glittery gold)

Floating Dragon (bright red crème with black dragon print)

Shaken Not Stirred (silver with martini glass print)






 “We are pleased to expand our Pure Lacquer Nail App offerings with designs inspired by OPI’s thrilling partnership with EON Productions and Skyfall,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “The popularity of nail design is booming with both the everyday woman and nail professionals. Pure Lacquer Nail Appsprovide women with quick, easy and unique nail looks, offering long-lasting designs that could not be created by hand.”


To apply, peel off plastic cover and place Nail Apps on nails, while smoothing down all edges. Each pack contains 16 strips to ensure perfect sizing for all finger and toe nails. File the nail edge to remove any strip excess. Pure Lacquer Nail Apps already contain a base coat and top coat; do not use regular base or top coat with the strips. Simply remove with an acetone polish remover. For longer wear (about two weeks), have a manicurist cure the nail strips with OPI’s GelColor Top Coat.



OPI/Skyfall Pure Lacquer Nail Apps

As with all OPI nail lacquers, Pure Lacquer Nail Apps inspired by Skyfall contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. This limited edition promotion will be available beginning October 2012 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for the suggested retail price of $11.95  suggested retail for each set.
For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!
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Lacquer with Magnetic Appeal!

OPI Launches Magnetic Holiday Lacquers Inspired by Skyfall and the James Bond Legacy



OPI celebrates the 50th anniversary of James Bond with the release of three, new magnetic lacquers inspired by the upcoming film Skyfall – the first magnetized colors from OPI. The three hues, gunmetal gray, gold shimmer and rich burgundy, each come with its own unique, specially-designed magnetizer to create striped, diamond or wavy patterns, respectively. 
 “For the first time OPI is launching magnetized lacquers in honor of our exciting partnership with EON Productions,” said Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “Nail design is here to stay, and these limited-edition shades offer a fun, easy way to experiment with lacquer. There are no limits when it comes to having unique, eye-catching nails.”
The three Skyfall Magnetic Lacquer Packs include:







Is That Silva?
Don’t mistake this gunmetal gray for anything else.
A diagonally striped pattern appears with this lacquer.



Bond…James Bond
Be spied in this elegant gold shimmer.
A diamond pattern forms over this shade.





Morning, Moneypenny
You secretly desire this heart-throbbing burgundy.
This lacquer has a dreamy, wave-like pattern.



OPI/Skyfall Magnetic Lacquer Packs

To use, prep nails like normal, followed by Base Coat and one layer of the magnetic lacquer. Then, apply a second coat of lacquer to the first nail; while still wet, position the finger onto the base of magnetizer placing it down. Press the top down so the magnet rests on the finger above the nail without touching the lacquer. Magnetize for about five seconds for the design to fully develop. Continue this process until all nails are painted and magnetized. Apply Top Coat once nails are dry.


As with all OPI nail lacquers, these magnetic shades inspired by Skyfall contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application.
This limited edition promotion will be available beginning October 2012 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $17.50 ($21.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer pack, including the magnet.
For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!
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Deck the Halls with Gorgeous Colors!

OPI Releases Two New Limited Edition Mini Lacquer Sets for Holiday 2012



OPI celebrates this holiday season with two new mini lacquer sets, the perfect stocking stuffers. Bond-ettes features four shimmery shades from the new limited edition Skyfall lacquers, inspired by the latest installment in the James Bond series. The Top Ten mini kit showcases ten miniature bottles of OPI’s most popular reds, sheers, neutrals and more.
  “This holiday season, it’s all about variety! OPI offers a wide array of colors in glamorous, elegant hues to wear for every festive occasion,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “Bond-ettes offers four of the hottest colors from the new Skyfall collection, while The Top Ten mini kit features many of OPI’s greatest hits from over the years. These sets offer new and classic favorites in a variety of shades, making perfect stocking stuffers for all the special women in your lives: mothers, daughters, sisters, friends—and don’t forget about yourself.”
The Bond-ettes mini set features a spectrum of light to dark shimmers: GoldenEyeThe Spy Who Loved MeLive and Let Die, and The World is Not EnoughThe Top Ten Mini Kitincludes some of OPI’s most well-known colors: Alpine SnowBubble BathTickle My France-yKiss Me On My TulipsRed Lights Ahead…Where?Big Apple RedI’m Not Really a WaitressYou Don’t Know Jacques!Vampsterdam, and Lincoln Park After Dark.











 OPI Holiday 2012 Mini Lacquer Sets

As with all OPI nail lacquers, both The Top Ten and Bond-ettes mini lacquer sets contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde.
These limited edition sets will be available beginning October 2012 at professional salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA. Bond-ettes will be sold for $12.50 ($14.95 CAN) suggested retail, and The Top Ten mini kit will be sold for $24.95 ($29.95 CAN) suggested retail.
For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

             
                                   
                                Hydrate Skin this Holiday Season!


OPI Introduces Holiday Avojuice Skin Quenchers Hand & Body Lotions in Vanilla Snowflake and NEW Peppermint Shimmer


This holiday season, OPI releases Avojuice Skin Quenchers Hand & Body Lotion in two limited edition scents, Vanilla Snowflake (a blissful blend of sweet vanilla and buttercream) and new Peppermint Shimmer (a soft peppermint aroma with a kiss of shimmer). These lotions are a festive way to keep skin hydrated and healthy during the season’s unforgiving cold weather with smooth, rich and moisturizing formulas.
Holiday stress and winter chill can make skin dull and lifeless, but saturating hands and body with the aloe and avocado extracts in Peppermint Shimmer and Vanilla Snowflake can rejuvenate and reinvigorate dry skin, making it feel moist and silky smooth.
“Though the holidays are a festive and joyous time, the winter cold can be harsh on skin,” said Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “Peppermint Shimmer and Vanilla Snowflake are both delicious fragrances, but they are also designed to completely moisturize skin, leaving hands and body feeling soft and replenished.”
In addition to the regular bottle, both Avojuice lotions will be available in miniature sizes, perfect for stashing in the car, carrying in a purse, or giving as a stocking-stuffer.











OPI Avojuice/Holiday 2012


New OPI Avojuice Skin Quenchers Hand & Body Lotion in Peppermint Shimmer and Vanilla Snowflake will be available beginning November 2012 at Professional Salons, including Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, Ulta, Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Dillard’s, and JCPenney, for the suggested retail price of $1.95 ($2.50 CAN) for each 1 fl oz and $7.95 ($9.95 CAN) for each 6.6 fl oz.
For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Go Pink for October --- Breast Cancer Awareness!

Hello ladies,

Well, today is our last Pink Wednesday manicure for BCA. I've really enjoyed sharing my pink manis with all of you, and hope that on this day you are having a Happy Halloween!

I've decided to end off the month with some pink sparkle a la ColorClub Candy Cane from the Holiday Beyond the Mistletoe collection 2011.

Here is my manicure for BCA!


This is about three coats. It's a sheer formula,and didn't take too long to dry. This photo was taken with flash and artificial light in my lightbox.


This is the same glitter,but without artificial light and lower flash,in the lightbox as well.

Thanks for reading.


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Glitzology Beauty Indie Swatches and Review!

Hello again,ladies!

My name is Thalie,and I am a glitta-holic :-)

Last week I had the extreme pleasure of connecting with Stacy Boyd, the owner of GlitzologyBeauty, a new Indie nail polish company. Stacy recently opened her shop on Etsy, and proudly sent me a few of her concoctions for review. I also received a sample of some cuticle balm.

I did use the cuticle balm once. It smells so nice. I was told that it is cupcake-scented, however, I could only smell butter or butterscotch? Well,anyhoo, it smells really nice,and it is a great way to keep your cuticles softened thru the dry winter months!

As you can see,from the photo above,everything arrived to me, safely bubble-wrapped and taped tightly. Everything arrived intact.Shipping was super quick!

First,let's take a gander at the bottle shots:

Bad Things
A polish inspired by the HBO TV show "True Blood"

Sock Monkey
A polish inspired by the homemade sock monkey dolls.



Neapolitan
A polish inspired by  Neapolitan ice cream!



Spook-tacular
This one screams Halloween!

Okay,so on to the swatches!

First up I have:

SPOOK-TACULAR!

Stacy suggests you layer this one over a neon orange base. I applied three layers so you could see the true base color.
Spook-tacular is an orange jelly base jam packed with matte black and white glitters in different sizes,including hex,bars,and squares.

The application here shows three carefully applied coats. I say carefully,because when it comes to glitters like this one, I find it best to lay the brush down on the nail,let it sit for a couple of seconds,allowing the glitters to adhere to the nail,then finish the first coat,let dry,and move on to the second and third. By the third coat,all I had to do was dabble a few glitters over bald spots,as each layer added more glitter.

This swatch does not really do the polish justice,IRL, it looks pretty darn cool on the nail!


Next up for review is:

Neapolitan!

I too have an insane love for sweets,especially chocolate,and ice cream. I  chose to layer three coats of   Neapolitan over  two coats of  OPI Don't Touch My Tutu.

Neapolitan consists of dark rose,pink,brown,and white glitters,along with brown and pink glitter hexes, and white matte hexes and bars in a clear base.

Neapolitan was a bit difficult to apply. The formula was goopy and thick, however, this is common with indie polishes, so if you take a liking to this one, I would suggest adding a bit of thinner.



Our third polish in this group is:
Sock Monkey!

I am so in love with this polish! When I saw it on the website, I thought it looked interesting,but I didn't expect for it to be love at first sight on my nail!
 If I could wear it every day for the rest of my life,I would!
Here,I am wearing two coats. Sock Monkey is a mixture of  brown glitters and hexes, tan hexes,white satin hexes,and red hexes and squares, and a little bit of golden mica for shimmer.

The application on Sock Monkey was very easy. It glided onto my nail in two easy coats,and I had no problems at all with the formula.



Last in our review of Glitzology is Bad Things.

Bad Things features a very deep burgundy/red jelly base, with silver holographic glitter and squares,black matte glitter,and red hearts,hexes,and shreds.

Pretty 


I am wearing three coats for opaque coverage. Bad Things was also easy to apply. It built up to opacity in three easy coats of gorgeous red jelly goodness!

 I honestly am not sure what attracted me to this polish. I knew that I love a good red/burgundy jelly. I also love tinted jellies with glitter in them. I have seen the show "True Blood" maybe once or twice. So from some of the gory scenes of that show,I would say this polish is a very good artistic impression of 'Bad Things" In my opinion it's also a great impression of some of the colorful characters portrayed in that show.


So what do you ladies think of the latest addition to the Indie polish lineup?

These are just four of Stacy's beautiful creations.
GlitzologyBeauty polishes are 3-Free,and Stacy does ship them to the US,Canada,and Worldwide.

In addition Stacy recently announced on Facebook that all full-size polishes are only $5 a bottle. This sale will last until Thurday at noon,so ladies hurry over and order at  GlitzologyBeauty on Etsy

You can also like Glitzology on Facebook



Polish in this post was kindly provided to me free of charge for my honest review. All opinions are my own.Please see my disclosure tab for more information.








Monday, October 29, 2012

The Yokai Collection Giveaway!

In celebration of 6000 FB Likes, Rainbow Honey will be giving away three sets of the Limited Edition Yokai Collection.This giveaway will end Oct.31st so hurry up and enter here!


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Revlon Lip Butters from Jen!

I just got back from my mailbox,lol! I actually have been home all day,puttering around the house, taking care of stuff,and tweeting the giveaways,entering giveaways, just hanging out on FB,etc.etc.etc.

So anyway, here is my latest nail mail,well not nail mail but mail nonetheless...It's from Jen over at My Nail Polish Obsession

here they are,I took photos of them. The one on the left is Tutti Frutti,and the one on the right is Berry Smoothie.

I've heard these are somewhat sheer,I've never tried them, as I don't buy a whole lot of makeup,mostly because I have already too much lip gloss. I love sheer lippies though.

Anyway, that's a short story for today.

I have other nail mail I haven't posted yet. I received a whole lot of packages recently,and haven't gotten around to sorting thru it all.

Take care everyone.Have a happy safe Halloween weekend.


Friday, October 26, 2012

@NYMBrands Kinky Moves Curl Defining Hair Cream

Which Not Your Mother's hair  cream did I find in my Influenster Beauty Blogger's VoxBox?

Kinky Moves, the curl defining cream that eliminates frizz to show your true locks.

This hair product is probably not something I would have tried right off of the shelf,while shopping. I have to say though,it exceeds my expectations when it comes to reviving my lifeless dry, frizzy,coarse,thick hair. There is some curl, but living where I do, the humidity brings out the worst in my hair.

I used this cream according to the directions on the tube.
1) Wash and towel dry hair.
2) Apply to hair and saturate locks.
3) Distribute evenly from root to tip.
4) Scrunch curls,and style as desired.
5) Blow dry upside down, or air dry to reveal smooth,long lasting curls,all day long.

This cream has a really light consistency. It's not greasy. I only needed a little more than a dime size amount to distribute through my hair. And if that isn't all the fragrance is so natural. This hair product has no alcohol-y smell to it. It has the natural scent of jasmine,and is infused with natural grape seed to add extra bounce.

Here is a before photo:

This is my hair in the morning.

This is my hair after I washed it,applied the product,and let it air dry. The photo is a little fuzzy,but you can tell that there is some curl there,that wasn't there before.

I normally use another brand of de-frizzing product whose name I won't mention.It's an high-end name brand cream,and has a greasy feel to it. It also smells yucky.I've felt self-conscious of the odor, wondering wether people around me can smell my hair product. Really, that's not what a woman wants to be concerned about when she goes out in public.

Anyway, I am really glad I have had a chance to try this product. Not Your Mother's Kinky Moves curl defining hair cream,will be what I pick up next time I am shopping for my hair products. I absolutely love it.Love the cream,love the scent,and especially love what it does for my hair!


Not Your Mother's products are available at  CVS Pharmacy stores, WalMart locations,and Ulta Beauty stores nationwide, or visit nymbrands.com for more information.

Inflluenster provided this prduct free for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.






Wednesday, October 24, 2012

@BerrysCreations Indie swatches and reviews!

Ok, so, hi again!

First of all I want to thank the lovely and crafty Laura of BerrysCreations on Etsy for being kind enough to send me a couple of her nail polishes for review,and some other exciting goodies!

Pictured are Gold Glam and Silver Baby,which are available as a duo at Laura's shop on Etsy. She also included a Glitter Helper, which is a base for making your own glitter nail polish,or to add an extra lift to a glitter polish that might have lost it's oomph.

Now for some swatches!

This is Silver Baby. It is small silver and holographic glitter in a clear base. I am showing it here,at two coats. It can be built up to opacity at three coats.

Here is Silver Baby at three coats,taken outdoors in the shade. I had a bit of trouble capturing the true color,because the holographic glitter was blinding :-)

Next up:


Gold Glam! Here it is at three coats. This one is small golden glitter and holographic glitter in a clear base. I like this one alot!

Along with the polishes Laura also sent me these:

A trio of microbeads which you can find here!

When I saw the microbeads, I immediately thought FISH EGG MANI! 


I had so much fun creating this manicure! 


There are a few other things Laura included in my package. I will show you.



Alot of assorted sampler glitters that she includes with every order.You can also find them in full size here!


Laura has just launched her facebook page LIKE Berry's Creations
She also has a twitter @BerrysCreations

As a little treat for my readers, Laura has included a coupon code: GLAZEDTALONS for you to use for 10% off of anything you buy from her Etsy store. She also wanted me to let you know,that she is getting ready to add some gift sets for the upcoming holidays. So check out her Etsy store, she has alot of pretty custom made nail polish,as well as the microbeads,and glitter.




Items in this post were provide for review and my honest opinion. Please see my discosure policy for more information.

Go Pink for October


Hello,and good evening to you all! 

Time for another pink manicure for Breast Cancer Awareness month! 

Here is a lovely polish from the OPI Burlesque collection. 

The polish is called Let Me Entertain You,and it is a gorgeous fuschia pink with glass fleck shimmer. I used two coats for this manicure. 


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

@Influenster Beauty Bloggers VoxBox 2012 Unboxing!


I recently found out I was chosen to receive the Beauty Bloggers VoxBox from Influenster. So a few days after I was notified,I was suprised to find this on my doorstep!


In the top right corner is the NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Custom Compact.
On the left is a Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin,something I am really looking forward to trying out,since I like to put my hair up,especially when I want it out of my way, like when I am preparing dinner. Or in the summer when it's way too hot for long hair.
Below the Eye shadow pallette is a $10 Gift Certificate to Bath & Body Works! How exciting is that!

Moving right along clockwise from  the top left  is a package of Kiss Ever Pro Lashes Starter Kit. This will be fun to play with too :-) Next is Boots No. 7 Beautiful Skin Hypoallergenic Cleanser, a Bath & Body Works candle that smells delicious! Then there's also Boots No. 7 nighttime moisturizer. The last item I see here is a the tube of Not Your Mother's Kinky Moves Curl Defining Hair Cream.I've already tried it once,and it is so nice!

Not pictured is the EBOOST Effervescent Powdered drink in Orange flavor. I am pretty sure it's just flavored water,even though it says it has vitamins in it.

And that's my Beauty Bloggers VoxBox for now.

I will be posting separate reviews of the individual items in the box.

Thank you,Influenster!


Items in this post were provided by Influenster for my honest reviews and opinions.