Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Zoya Summer 2014 Magical Pixie - Press Release

More Zoya pixie polish perfection is headed your way! Available for pre-orders NOW on www.zoya.com !
  • Arlo: Violet Amethyst Magical Pixie
  • Ginni: Pink Tourmaline Magical Pixie
  • Bar: Nude Topaz Magical Pixie 

Zoya Summer 2014 Tickled and Bubbly Collection - Press Release

 Zoya's new Summer collection looks amazing as usual! Check out www.zoya.com to pre-order your collections now and for closer bottle shots!

Born Pretty Store - Glow in the Dark Nail Stickers Review

Today on the blog, I will be showing you some awesome glow in the dark nail stickers from the Born Pretty Store.

I have four different patterns of nail stickers, and they are all from the same brand Juyou. Because they are all from the same brand & are all the same quality, I'll be doing one review just to avoid sounding repetitive. I'd also like to keep some of these for later on in the year, as they're out of season (just imagine me walking around with Christmas nails in the middle of spring ahaha).

The patterns I picked out (in order displayed below) are YB-Q101, YB-Q099, YB-Q100, & #2.

So the pattern I decided to try on was the galaxy looking design (YB-Q101). There are enough sticker sizes to fit each of my nails, and still have leftovers if I want to do an accent nail or mix and match manicure in the future. I was surprised when I first applied these nail stickers because they were more sheer than I expected, but not so sheer that you can see your nail line. These stickers adhered very easily & lasted me about a week, and the glow is amazing (so much fun for the nights you can't sleep :p).

These Glow in the Dark Nail Stickers currently cost $2.99 with free shipping, but Daisy has provided me with a coupon for you guys to make the deal even sweeter! If you use the code "SKL91" during checkout you will receive an additional 10% off your purchase from the Born Pretty Store for all of your nail art needs.

Don't forget to stay in touch with the Born Pretty Store for more deals and updates!
Website: www.bornprettystore.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BornPrettyStore2010?fref=ts
Twitter: www.twitter.com/bornprettystore
Link to Glow in the Dark Nail Sticker YB-Q101: http://www.bornprettystore.com/14pcs-luminous-glow-dark-blue-nail-stickers-fantastic-waterfall-scenery-pattern-p-9842.html
Link to Glow in the Dark Nail Sticker YB-Q099: http://www.bornprettystore.com/14pcs-luminous-glow-dark-purple-nail-stickers-charming-cocoanut-trees-pattern-p-9841.html
Link to Glow in the Dark Nail Sticker YB-Q100: http://www.bornprettystore.com/14pcs-luminous-glow-dark-nail-stickers-pretty-natural-landscape-pattern-p-9840.html
Link to Glow in the Dark Nail Sticker #2: http://www.bornprettystore.com/14pcs-luminous-glow-dark-nail-stickers-delicate-christmas-ornaments-snowflakes-pattern-p-9839.html

Peace & Love,

*Product(s) sent for my honest review*

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Flat Iron Experts - Karmin G3 Salon Pro Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron Review

As  you can tell by the title, I'll be sharing my personal thoughts on the Karmin G3 Salon Pro Tourmaline Ceramic flat iron which can be found at Flat Iron Experts. This flat iron comes in 3 shades which are pink, black, and white (which is the colour I received). The product was shipped in less than a week, which is by far the fastest I've ever received a package for something of this size within Canada.

Let me just start off by saying how beautiful the packaging is! I really appreciate all the details put into the packaging of this product, and will definitely be keeping it. On the back of the packaging you get a brief description of the product, the list of product features, and a list of what is included in the package.

When you first open the packaging, you see the carrying bag which contains the flat iron (which is beautiful & great for traveling and storage), an instruction manual with tips on how to achieve straight, curly, and flipped hair with this iron, and a unique product registration code to verify the authenticity of your iron and begin your 3 year warranty (yes, 3 YEARS!!).

Now, on to the iron! On the top and sides of the iron you see the company's logo (Don't mind the rubbed off logo on the sides). The on/off switch and temperature control are all in one switch. The temperature of this iron ranges from 248°F to 460°F, which is more than hot enough for any hair type. When you switch the iron you will see a flashing red light, and when it reaches the desired temperature the flashing will stop & the light will stabilize. I kid you not, in less than 10 seconds the iron is already hot, and in less than 30 seconds it is ready for use. This iron also has a 2.5 meter swivel cord to prevent tangling, and is dual voltage; meaning it can be used in every country!

To test this iron, I decided to straighten my Rosa Hair Products Brazilian Virgin Curly hair. Prior to straightening this hair with the Karmin G3 Salon Pro flat iron, my hair was blow-dried and curled with flexi rods. The before pictures are with my hair brushed out using a large paddle brush. 

Here are my results after using the flat iron (with the assistance of a heat protectant). I could see a significant difference in how straight my hair got in comparison to the last time I straightened it (which can be seen here). I can see that the hair does not look as "poofy" as it did when I last straightened it, and there were no kinks! 

24 hours later
24 hours later
I also received the White Sands Stuck Up Mega Hold Styling Spray. Since I already straightened my hair, I wanted to avoid putting more heat on my hair or teasing it, so I busted out my good old practice mannequin. I started out with the concept of doing an updo on short hair, but then it became... eh. I teased the middle section of the hair, then smoothed out the outer sides before securing it with the hairspray and bobby pins. At first when sprayed, the hair may appear somewhat shiny, but it fades after a few minutes. The hair is firm after it is sprayed, but not hard and crunchy like some other sprays I've used. Also, when I brushed the hair out after, there was no flakes or residue left on the hair which I greatly appreciate!

 I highly recommend this flat iron to people of all hair types! My hair is naturally very course in texture, and it was able to get my hair pin straight to match the texture of my extensions. Not to mention that this Rosa Hair Products hair I currently have installed is curly, but no kinks whatsoever was left even after being curled with flexi rods. I'd also recommend this hairspray to anyone in search of a good brand that will get the job done, without flaking up afterwards. The Karmin G3 Salon Pro Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron can be purchased for $159.99 Canadian, and the White Sands Stuck Up Mega Hold Styling Spray can be purchased for $19.99 Canadian. Shipping is free on all orders to the US and Canada over $50. Also, if you make your purchase in the month of April you will receive 20% off all orders over $100!

Flat Iron Experts Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flatironexpert?ref=ts&fref=ts
Flat Iron Experts Website: http://www.flatironexperts.com/
Link to Karmin G3 Salon Pro (White) : http://www.flatironexperts.com/Karmin-G3-Salon-Pro-White-Tourmaline-Ceramic-p/kmg3pro-wh.htm
Link to White Sands Stuck Up Mega Hold Styling Spray: http://www.flatironexperts.com/White-Sands-Stuck-Up-Mega-Hold-Hairspray-284g-p/wsstuckup.htm

Peace & Love,

*Product(s) sent for my honest review*

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Jordane Cosmetics - S&R Series Eyeshadow Palette Swatches & Review

Hello guys! Today I will quickly be showing you the Jordane S&R Series eyeshadow palette and a quick little neutral eye look that I tried out.

The S&R palette is mainly has mainly neutral colors that would look gorgeous on all skin tones, along with some other deep metallics that are sure to make your eye's pop! I'm nowhere near an expert when it comes to makeup, but these are pretty darn good quality in my opinion.

Majority of the eye shadows are super pigmented as seen below, especially the matte ones! These also feel really smooth, & did not crease with an entire day's wear.

I used the metallic gold, along with two of the brown shadows (mixed with a hint of black) to create this "look".

I absolutely love this palette & can't wait to try out more looks with this palette. I myself am super stoked to see what other products from this company are like! I hope I introduced some of you guys to an amazing company, and if you like what you see, feel free to check out their site & social networking sites to see how you could go about getting your hands on their products!


Peace & Love,