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I Love Nail Polish

I recently bought several polishes from ILNP brand.  I decided that I wanted to review them for you all.  These are mostly from the spring 2015 line.

Thappily ever afterhis is Happily Ever After.  Just look at it!  It is a lilac holographic with a ton of silver flakies.  It is to die for!  Every time I take this off I want to put it back on!  It is so shiny that it is opaque in two coats.  The application is really smooth.  The formula is perfect, not to thick and not too thin.  I may need to purchase a back up bottle.

 

 

 

fame-3

Fame is similar to Happily Ever After.  It is a light gold holographic polish with a ton of gold and silver flakies in it.  Opaque in two coats, this polish is to die for!  The application is so smooth that you wouldn’t think it had flakies in it and the formula is that same as Happily Ever After.  Beautiful polish.  I am in love with this, another one I may have to back up!

 

hush hHush (H) effortlessly shifts through spectacularly vivid hues of teal, blue, violet, orange, and red depending on the lighting you’re in.  It is opaque in three coats and it just stunning.  I typically follow the trend of the seasons but this is beautiful enough for all year wear.

 

mega s

Mega S is the MEGA (S) is the brightest, most intense pure holographic nail polish that I now own.  It is so stunning, and in the sunlight, if could stop traffic!  It is opaque in two-three coats depending on your application.  The formula is spot on.  A little on the thin side, but not hard to work with.  This came just in time.  I was actually going to wear Butter London’s Dodgy Barnett the day this arrived, but my bottle was apparently empty…. such great timing!

 

black orchidBlack orchid is probably their most notorious polish out there!  Black Orchid is an absolutely gorgeous deep burgundy / purple holographic polish.  Opaque in two coats with a perfect formula.  This polish is the bee’s knees!  It is so rich and vampy.  The holo properties are just stunning!  You need this in your life!  This polish came out in the Fall 2014 collection.

 

 

ILNPChampagneBlush

The lovely Champagne Blush is a sophisticated vintage pink holographic polish enveloped by a wonderfully crisp gold hue.  It kind of that grandma pink color, but I don’t care, it is beautiful!  It is the perfect natural pink color for my skin tone.  I daylight the holo in it is spectacular.  Opaque in two coats and the formula is perfect.  Not to think or thin.  I love this polish.

 

 

Overall I am extremely happy with these polishes.  They are the first of the ILNP Brand that I own.  Thank you jessface90 for inspiring this purchase.  These are just spectacular polishes.  Each one of them is unique.  I don’t have anything in my collection like them.  I love them.  I will continue to purchase from ILNP.  These polishes run around the $10.00 mark.  Shipping is fast and easy.  the packaging is fun and they are well packed!  The bottles are simple but sophisticated.  You can purchase these and many more from their website ILNP.

Note:  These photos were taken from ILNP site, as it seems that every time I go to upload my own photos they seem to disappear.

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March Favorites

Its that time again, another month gone by and I am once again facing my beauty items trying to figure out what are my latest favorites.  So let’s get started!

Powered Countour Cleansing System BlueMy skincare routine hasn’t really changed.  I am washing my face with Olay Va-Va Vivid Cleanser set.  I love this thing.  It is like a clarisonic, but more budget friendly.  I am not really a fan of the cleanser that comes with it because it dries my skin out, but the brush is amazing and it can be used with any facial cleanser.Youth Code™ Serum Intense - Treatments

I am still using the Loreal Youth Code Serum Intense.  I love this stuff.  My skin feels smoother and softer, but firmer and it helps keep the fine lines and wrinkles at bay.  This is usually followed by the Olay Fresh effects Dew Over moisturizing gel and the bright and shine eye cream.  Yep, no change there.

 

I am also trying to do a facial mask about once a week.  This past month I have really been into the Freeman’s Charcoal and Black Sugar and the Avocado and Oatmeal masks

 

 

 

Foundation hasn’t changed.  I am still loving the Maybelline Fit me Dewy and Smooth In 120 Classic Ivory.   Medium coverage, and light weight.  I actually find that I forget that I’m wearing it.  My blush and finishing powder also hasn’t changed since last month.

My eye makeup changes almost daily, but this month, since we are finally in spring I have really been reaching for the Too Faced A La Mode pallet.  Funny thing is that I saw this pallet and I bought it because I really really liked it and I had never tried their shadows before, so I thought that this would be a good one to start with (this came out before the Chocolate Bar Pallet)  and it got great reviews.  I got it and maybe used it five times and quit.  But recently I have really been into it.  It has great colors for that end of winter, beginning of spring look.  And they are gorgeous colors!  Mascara and Eye liner haven’t changed.

Nail Polish is where its at this month.  I am in love with my Colores De Carol polishes, like madly in love with them.

Favorite band of the month:  If you caught my post the other day about a local band then you can guess where this is headed.  Favorite band this month is The New Translation.

Favorite Book:  Alice in deadland, and that is really only because its the only book that I read this month…sad, I know.  I need to work on that!

So that is it for my monthly favorites!  What are you loving for the month of March?

Video

The New Translation

Okay so remember when I was out that entire week from being sick?  Remember I said that I went through my music library in search of better things for my iPod? Well I came across this little gem of a CD and immediately knew I needed to listen to it.  You can find them on iTunes, just search the band’s name.

This is a group of boys that I grew up with.  I don’t think the band is together anymore because we all grew up and had to get adult jobs, but nonetheless they were huge where I am from. Kind of like Story of the Year which I am sure most of you have heard of, they are also from the stl area.  any way I digress.  They were an amazing band and they really had a great thing going!  I can remember going to many of their concerts.  They are just great.  So when I came across my copy of their album shift, I immediately put it on my iPod and put the CD in my car.  I have not stopped listening to it since.  Seriously.  Not that I didn’t already know their songs by heart, but I love it.  With the weather being as nice as it has been, it’s been a roll down the windows and crank up the volume mode with this one.  So below is two of their songs and a little meet the band video I found while searching for their songs.  Please enjoy!  Let me know what you thing about them!

Fall From Grace

Blank Stares

Meet The New Translation

#BringBackEleventhGorgeous

So this really agrivates me these girls are so amazing and deserve all the support they can get.  I am a youtube junky, I am just putting it out there.  I learn about everything on youtube, and these girls opened my eyes up about makeup.  I am frustrated for them just watching this.  If you don’t know who they are they are sisters (not twins) that have been on youtube for five years or so now, talking about fashion and showing girls how to and how not to wear their makeup, hairstyles and so much more.  These girls truely bring light into my day.  Below is the video where they talk about what is going on with them and their main channel.  Please support them if you agree with them.  I do and I am usually not the kind of person to show pull towards to anyone because I want to remain neutral on here, but it is kinda sad.  When you think about all the things that they are saying it really prohibits me from starting my own channel for this blog because of the stuff that they are going through.

Tracy and Stephanie you have my support!

Just another day in paradise?

Yes, before you ask, I am still sick and still miserable but not as bad as Tuesday.  Tuesday was miserable.  I still somehow managed to work my full 15 hour day.  So yay me I guess.  I have also been playing around with my curling iron.  Its been so long since I actually used one that I forgot how to use it and how to make my curls stay for more that 10 minutes because you know, it would be me without some sort of issue arising.  So after 6 days of playing with it and countless YouTube videos, I have finally figured out how to make it stay curly.  I have tried so many different ways, pin curl, bobby pinning them in place after I curl them, holding them until they cool, using hairspray before and after, using second and third day hair.  You name it I tried it.  So then after being back on YouTube for the billionth time for tutorials I found this one and omg did it work.  Now obviously it wont work for everyone but this is just want works for me and to be honest my curls look so much better than the girl in the video, which I will insert here.

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So as I was saying now that I have that figured out I can now work on getting my hair done faster.  It usually takes me about 10 minutes to straighten my hair, but that is because I have a lot of it, when it was shorter it was less than five minutes.  I know that curling my hair takes longer because its more involved, but it shouldn’t really be taking the 35 minutes that it is.  So hopefully with more practice it will get easier and faster.

The weather is changing and to me it’s for the better.  I love the fall and winter, but I also prefer being cold than hot.  And it looks like we might be getting snow over the weekend!  Possible up to an inch according to the local weather man.

So here is to another long and busy day filled with great people, work and the money that I am making but will never see!