Friday, October 24, 2014

Costume SuperCenter - Leg Avenue Women's Plus Size Tulle Petticoat

Halloween is right around the corner!

Costume SuperCenter offers over 8,000 different costumes and accessories in the latest styles and from the hottest licenses including Disney, Marvel, Nickelodeon, Barbie, Star Wars, Superman, Universal, Playboy, and so many others. In addition to a huge selection of full costumes, Costume SuperCenter also has all sorts of accessories to really bring your costume together.
I have been wanting a petticoat to go under the cute costumes I already own for quite a while so when Costume SuperCenter offered to send me a product to review I was excited to see this White Tulle Layered Plus Size Petticoat from Leg Avenue on their website. 
The petticoat instant puffs to life as soon as you take it out of the package. It's made of 100% nylon and is super fluffy which is exactly what I wanted to give my skirts lots of poof.
The elastic waist band is super stretchy and comfortable. This should fit any plus size gal from a 1X-3X quite comfortably. Why would a girl who's already curvy want to wear a petticoat? Check out this fun post from the adorable XOJane, 8 Reasons to Wear a Petticoat (Even If You're Curvy).
I took this shot from underneath using my hand as a reference to show you how awesomely fluffy this petticoat is. I just love it and couldn't have asked for anything better!
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Firmoo Prescription Sunglasses - Review

 
 Firmoo offers a wide range of glasses for both men and women. They have prescription and non-prescription glasses available as well as sunglasses. Even if you don't necessarily need glasses but want to be a part of the popular glasses trend, you are in luck. They even have an entire section dedicated to nerd & fashion glasses which are available in prescription or non prescription.

Way back in February of last year I reviewed a pair of nerdy computer glasses from Firmoo. A few months ago, they offered to send me a pair of sunglasses to try out as well.
I went with this unisex pair I really liked the style of on the website. I really love the gold accents on the sides. These glasses are available in Burgundy (pictured) or Black. You are able to choose prescription or non-prescription as well as how dark you would like the tint.
I added my prescription which was super easy to do and selected the darkest tint available.
My sunglasses arrived safely in this really nice hard shell case. They also included a soft drawstring case, cleaning cloth, and repair kit.
 They are a bit big on me but everything is nice and clear from my side of the lens. Yes, I am wearing them in the house for the pic. And yes, I'm without makeup. Everyone has these days, right?
Firmoo is offering all new customers a FREE pair of glasses with their 'First Pair Free' program. How cool is that?

"Firmoo has launched a First Pair Free Program to people  worldwide. You will absolutely fall in love with the excellent quality, affordable prices, fashionable designs, fast delivery and the good service after trying them with paying shipping only! You even can get a refund/exchange if you are not satisfied with them. It's totally Risk free, so why not have a try?" 

Any questions you might have can probably be answered at their help center.

 Disclosure: The owner of this blog is compensated with free products and services to provide a review of. Even though I receive compensation for posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those products or services. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.Any paid advertising will be identified as such.

Zoya - Pixie Dusts - Tomoko, Carter, & Arabella

Like I said in yesterday's post... I've really been feeling the Zoya's lately. Quite literally since these are Pixie Dusts! lol

I did this mani last Thursday and kept it on until late Monday night. I didn't want to take it off it came out so pretty. I kept thinking I would get sick of it and add top coat but I didn't even do that. I went into the mani with no real idea of what I wanted to do aside from using those three colors. I just got 'Tomoko' in a recent promo and hadn't used 'Carter' or 'Arabella' in a while. Usually when I'm not getting any artsy inclinations right away I just break out the dotting tools and striping tape. Two of the cheapest and easiest nail art tools you can get in my opinion.

I started this mani with 2 coats of 'Tomoko' and let it fully dry. Working with one nail at a time, I laid striping tape across the nail and painted under it with 2 coats of  'Carter'. Be sure to remove your tape while the second coat of polish is still wet to prevent it from pulling up. Using a dotting tool I made three dots across each nail with 'Arabella' using the purple line as a guide.
'Arabella' is a rich fuchsia pink in a matte, textured, sparkling finish.
'Carter' is a royal purple with magenta sparkle in a matte, textured finish.
'Tomoko' is a romantic champagne silver in a matte, textured, sparkling, metallic finish.
          (This product was not sent to me by it's maker, brand, or a sponsor to review.I purchased this product myself or acquired it on my own.As always,the views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Zoya - Magical Pixie Dusts - Cosmo & Vega

I've been really into my Zoya's lately and I recently received these two in a swap. Thanks Brenda!
'Cosmo' and 'Vega' are my first two Magical Pixie Dusts which have larger pieces of iridescent hex glitter in addition to the awesome micro glitter you find in regular Pixie Dusts. They have much more depth and texture than regular Pixie Dusts. Photos really don't do them justice. They are absolutely stunning in person!

For the above mani I started with one coat of Sally Hansen's 'Celeb City'. When dry, I used striping tape across the center of each nail and applied 'Cosmo' and 'Vega' to each side. Be sure to remove your striping tape while the polish is still wet. This will help prevent pulling up any polish that has started to dry. It's helpful to work nail by nail. I sealed the nails with Seche Vite but they looked great without it too. One of the things I love most about Pixie Dusts is their versatility.
'Cosmo' is a silver crystal sparkle and 'Vega' is a blue opal sparkle.
     (This product was not sent to me by it's maker, brand, or a sponsor to review.I purchased this product myself or acquired it on my own.As always,the views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Zoya Reece + Glitter Overload (My DIY polish featuring Fantasy Makers Confetti)

I've been so busy lately I haven't even had time to share my last two mani's!

This is Zoya 'Reece' with my 'Glitter Overload' creation on the accent.
'Reece' is sooooo pretty! Aside from my Pixie Dusts, this is my favorite Zoya I own. I had this mani on last week and looking at it now makes me want to use it again already. I love how it looks creamy yet shimmery at the same time. If I didn't know this was a single color I would definitely guess it was a gold shimmer layered on top of a magenta cream. This is a shade I will wear year round. I can see it looking good in literally every season.

On my accent nail I have my creation I call 'Glitter Overload' that I made using Fantasy Makers Confetti. You can see how I made that in, THIS POST. I have it layered over Sally Hansen 'Celeb City'.

I'll be back soon to share my current mani which includes 2 of Zoya's Magical Pixie Dusts.
     (This product was not sent to me by it's maker, brand, or a sponsor to review.I purchased this product myself or acquired it on my own.As always,the views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fantasy Makers Confetti 'Glitz' - DIY 'Glitter Overload' Polish

So, you've heard about this coveted little bottle of glitter that all the nail junkies are searching for, right?

It's the vial bottle on the right side of the pic below. From what I have heard, this is not a brand new item since it was available this time last year as well but it is a seasonal item you will only find with the Halloween stuff. The Fantasy Makers line is made by Wet n Wild so they are reasonably priced around $3 a bottle and can be found in Halloween displays with glitter sprays, eye shadows, etc. I've heard reports of girls finding these displays in both cosmetics and seasonal departments of Rite Aid, Walgreens, & Kmart. It would seem that there are only a few bottles on each display per store so they are proving hard to find for many including myself. I checked all the stores around me with no luck so I did some swapping with another polish-aholic for my bottle.
Okay, so once you go to the ends of the earth and you finally have yourself a bottle, what can you do with it?

You can just sprinkle it right over wet polish after you've painted your nails. My husband tends to complain when I get glitter everywhere so I decided to mix mine into a polish. This glitter is solvent resistant so that means it won't change shape or color when added to polish and it won't turn your polish colors either. Mixing with clear or top coat is totally an option but keep in mind that the glitter will sink in those unless you add a suspension base. Suspension base is what keeps glitter floating so perfectly throughout glitter polish. I wasn't entirely sure where to purchase suspension base and I didn't want to wait for an online order to arrive so I went the easier route. Polish with glitter already in it will already have suspension base in it too.

You can use any brand or color of glitter polish you like. I chose a glitter polish that was as similar to the loose glitter as I could find. Color Mates 'Mirror Mirror' is a silver holographic glitter in a clear base so it worked perfectly. You can find it at Dollar Tree for $1 but probably not at the one near me because I grabbed all 3 bottles they had. lol!
 I added about 1/4 of the bottle of loose glitter to Mirror Mirror along with a few stainless steel mixing balls to help it distribute. It was a bit thick after mixing so I added 3 drops of thinner (Seche Restore) and that did the job. You can always add more or less of the glitter depending on your preference. I was aiming for something that would give me full coverage in 2 coats.
 It feels like any other glitter heavy polish on the nail, kind of sandy. If you have used Zoya Pixie Dusts or OPI Liquid Sands it is quite similar to those. If you aren't a fan of the texture you can easily add one or two coats of a thick top coat like Seche Vite to smooth it right out.

In all photos above I have 2 coats of 'Glitter Overload' on the left nail and 2 coats of 'Glitter Overload' over 1 coat of Sally Hansen 'Celeb City' on the right nail.

Want to see this in a manicure? I just used it as an accent nail and got quite a few compliments!
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     (This product was not sent to me by it's maker, brand, or a sponsor to review.I purchased this product myself or acquired it on my own.As always,the views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.)

Zoya - Aurora + Glitter Overload (My DIY polish featuring Fantasy Makers Confetti)

Today I'm wearing one of my new Zoya polishes I purchased in one of their recent promo's as well as the glitter polish I made using the super popular, Fantasy Makers Confetti.

I used 2 coats of Zoya 'Aurora' on each nail except the accent and topped them with Seche Vite. I can't believe how smooth 'Aurora' is even without top coat. With all that glitter I expected to feel some of it but you don't at all. Even my hubby commented on how smooth they felt.
'Aurora' is a full coverage, medium sugarplum purple flecked with a high concentration of micro fine diamond holographic glitter that gives off a rainbow sparkle.

For the accent nail, I used 1 coat of Sally Hansen 'Celeb City' under 1 coat the polish I mixed up (using Fantasy Makers Confetti) that I call 'Glitter Overload'. I topped the nail with Seche Vite.

Want to know how I made 'Glitter Overload'? Just check out THIS post!
     (This product was not sent to me by it's maker, brand, or a sponsor to review.I purchased this product myself or acquired it on my own.As always,the views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.)