Monday, September 21, 2015

Belated Third Blogaversary Giveaway with Chaos & Crocodiles!

Hi lovelies! Even though I haven't been blogging much as of late, I had to keep with tradition and do a giveaway for a custom blogaversary polish!

This year I have teamed up with Chaos & Crocodiles and I have a beautiful mint green holographic nail polish called Third Time Is The Charm that two of you lucky beauties will win!

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Organic Beauty

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Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later.  I started as a beauty blogger, which evolved into a love (obsession) of nail polish - especially indie nail polish...and now I've fallen even farther down the rabbit hole, with a new passion - indie bath and body products. 

It started innocently enough...a friend invited me into a private Facebook group for indie bath and body products.  Once all the makers in the group started posting pictures of their products and sale codes, I was lured in.  One of the women in the group, Leandra, is the owner/creator of Organic Beauty Scrubs.  She asked if anyone wanted to test her products, so I readily volunteered my services.  I love being a tester in this group!!  LOL.

Leandra sent me a glycerin soap and a bath bomb to try.  Are they not adorable??

The box smelled amazing when I opened it!  I was so impressed!

First I tried the glycerin cupcake soap.  It smells delish...fruity and citrusy at the same time.  It lathered really well and did not leave any sticky/filmy residue on my skin.  I've been using it every day for about a week now and I have to say I really love this soap.  I don't think I can go back to store-bought soap now. 

Next I opened the adorable bath bomb in a scent called Cucumber.  It looked like a yummy scoop of vanilla ice-cream.  It was a very clean and uplifting scent.  I debated about breaking the bomb into pieces or crumbling it altogether to have it for more than one use, but then opted not to do that.  I wanted to test it in it's fully glory.  I took a nice hot, relaxing bath and dropped that bad boy in.  It fizzed and sizzled and made my bath water so silky and refreshing.  I soaked for about 20 minutes (because that's about all the time I can muster for me in this asylum I call home).  After my bath, my skin felt very soft and hydrated with no greasy or oily residue whatsoever.  This formulation bath bomb was very light but it lingered making my skin feel amazing with no need for lotion afterward. 

If you are not into taking baths, you can break the bath bomb into smaller pieces - or crumble it entirely - and make mani/pedi bombs with them instead.  All you have to do is drop some crumbles or pieces in a bowl of hot water and soak your hands and/or feet. There is no set amount of product that you need to use...use as much or as little as you like.  I promise you will not be disappointed!  It's the nicest treat you can do for yourself.   I highly recommend it!

If you would like to experience the amazing products in this post - and much more - please visit Leandra's site, Organic Beauty Scrubs, here.  In addition to beautiful and amazing homemade, organic, bath and body products, you will experience first rate customer service and lightning fast shipping as well.  You can enjoy a 15% discount on your entire order by using the code "Jini15".


Friday, February 6, 2015

Valentine's Giveaway featuring Anonymous Lacquer!

Hello loves! Today I have a sweet little giveaway for you, just in time for Valentine's Day!

This purple pretty is called Fangalicious 2.0, and the blue beauty is Looking Glass. Aren't they nice? Gotta love that glittery goodness.

The giveaway will be open internationally and it ends on Valentine's Day.
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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Best of 2014

I hope you had a wonderful 2014 and I wish you a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2015!

It's that time again... Time to post my favorites of 2014, which is going to include makeup, nail polish, and maybe even a recipe or two! LOL!

I'd love to hear your favorites as well, so feel free to post and let me know about your best products for 2014!

Without further ado... Here we go!

Favorite Shampoo - WEN Bamboo Green Tea Cleansing Conditioner

Favorite Hair Product - Crack Hair Cream

Favorite Hair Tool - InStyler Rotating Curling Iron

Favorite Thermal Protectant - Tigi S Factor

Favorite Hair Serum - Matrix Exquisite Oil

Favorite Drugstore Polish Brand - Sinful Colors

Favorite Salon Polish Brand - OPI

Favorite Indie Polish Brand - Elevation Polish

Favorite Indie Polish Color - Smitten Polish - In October We Wear Pink
(Photo by xoxojen)

Favorite Indie Polish Collection - The Secret Agent Collection by Chaos & Crocodiles

Favorite Cuticle Remover - Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover

Favorite Cuticle Balm - Sunny's Miracle Balm
(Photo by Cosmetic Sanctuary)

Favorite Cuticle Oil - Sunny's Intensive Cuticle Oil
(Photo by Cosmetic Sanctuary)

Favorite Topcoat - Ain't Nobody Got Time For That by Digital Nails

Favorite Basecoat - Poshé Nail Strengthening Basecoat

Favorite Polish Remover - Zoya Remove+

Favorite Hand Scrub - Sunny's Hand Sugar Scrub
(Photo by Cosmetic Sanctuary)

Favorite Hand Cream - Sunny's Hand Cream
(Photo by Cosmetic Sanctuary)

Favorite Body Wash - Nivea Creme Soft

Favorite Body Wash - Tone Petal Soft Pink Peony & Rose Oil

Favorite Indie Skincare Brand - Sunny's Body Products
(Photo by Cosmetic Sanctuary)

Favorite Makeup Remover - Ponds Deep Cleanser & Makeup Remover

Favorite Facial Cleanser - Alpha Hydrox Foaming Facial Cleanser

Favorite Lip Balm - Sunny's Lip Saver
(Photo by Cosmetic Sanctuary)

Favorite Foundation - IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation

Favorite Concealer - Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer

Favorite Primer - M. Asam Perfect Teint

Favorite Eye Primer - MAC Paint Pot in Painterly

Favorite Mascara - Estee Lauder More Than Mascara

Favorite Eyeshadows - MAC Crystal Avalanche, Wedge, & Soft Brown (Crystal Avalanche not shown)
(Photo by Vampy Varnish)

Favorite Eyeliner - Lancome Gel Eyeliner in Brun

Favorite Blush - Tarte Amazonian Clay Powder Blush in Natural Beauty

Favorite Bronzer - Benefit Dallas

Favorite Lip Color - Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Red


There you have it folks, all my faves of 2014! Hope you enjoyed this list!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Beauty Blogazons $350 Visa Gift Card Holiday Giveaway!

Another holiday season, another Beauty Blogazons giveaway! Wouldn't it be nice to win a $350 Visa gift card to finish up your holiday shopping? Would you get me something if you win? ;)

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Help for Winter Dry Hands & Lips


The change of weather has really taken a toll on my hands and nails - not to mention having a new kitten who is scratching, biting and shredding my poor hands. 

My friend, Anne, recommended that I try hand/nail products by Sunny's Body Products (formerly 365 Days of Color).  She has sugar hand scrubs, solid moisturizers, cuticle balms and oils and her lip balms are da bomb!  There are literally 100's of scents to choose from and everything is packaged in the most adorable prints. Her site is set up so that you can pick your own scent(s), or customize a kit,

She also offers seasonal "boxes" which are truly a work of art.  I am totally addicted to them. 

My cuticles were so dry, rough and disgusting from changing my nail polish so often and having to use pure Acetone to get the glitter off.  Sunny's products are truly life altering/game changing products folks!!  I feel a need to mention (at this point) that this is not a paid endorsement and that the products I am describing in this post were all paid for by me. 

I bought 2 of her Halloween boxes because the scents she chose for that box were amazing and I was lucky enough to receive a 3rd box as a gift in a Halloween Swap.  Each box usually comes with 6 products and some candy all themed out for that season. 

The Winter boxes will be releasing on November 21, 2014 and Sunny is introducing a new "body" product; Body Balm!!  I cannot wait to try it...I am so excited for its release. 

I'll let you in on a little secret...but don't tell anyone...she is also working on a body spray! 

The Winter Box may also be purchased without the body product so you will only get the hand/nail and lip products.   The box with the two new body products has 8 products total and the box without the body products has 6 products total.  You cannot go wrong either way!

Sunny's Body Products, Exclusive Christmas Box
Photo Courtesy of Lisa from The Cosmetics Sanctuary

If you decide to try any of Sunny's Body Products, please come back and let me know what you think. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Blogazons Sephora Giveaway!

Hello beauties! The Blogazons are pleased to present to you another fabulous giveaway! 
Up for grabs is a $200 Sephora gift card which you can use to buy yourself some fantastic treats for the holiday season!

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