Tuesday, March 29, 2016

LevelUP Lacquer ~ April Multiplayer Box

                                                                        **Provided for review

          Hi Friends! Today I bring you a new monthly polish subscription box. I know your probably thinking, "another one?!". But I promise you this one is a little different and a super good deal! This box will offer 2 LevelUP Lacquers polishes, 1 Zoya polish, and extra nail goodies. The price will be $25 but I looked at the site last night and if you rush to it, it is available for $20 plus FREE SHIPPING!! So, the thing we notice thats different is the mainstream polish mixed with an indie polish box. I actually LOVE this idea. For the price you pay there will be a savings on all polishes and getting a Zoya for cheaper than normal is a good thing. Not to mention that they are not always easy for people to get. That being said, the price point is awesome! Here is the first Multiplayer Box!

          Zoya Mae ~ This is exactly what you would expect from Zoya. A perfect formula totally opaque in 2 smooth coats. A magenta polish that has a soft metallic finish and glass fleck. Perfect bright spring color!
Zoya Mae shown in 2 coats with HKGirl top coat.

Zoya Mae macro
LevelUP Lacquer ~ Bianca is a creamy white polish with scattered holo. I used 3 thin coats but 2 thicker coats would be fine. I could not for the life of me capture the holo but IRL its a stunner. A gorgeous base for any type of nail art or just a fresh white polished look
LUL Bianca shown in 3 thin coats with HKGirl top coat

LUL Bianca macro
LevelUP Lacquer ~ Nicollet is a glitter bomb in a clear base with a violet shimmer. I don't even know what to say about this one. It is such a beautiful mix of irredescent, pastel, and dark glitters. It really all fits so perfectly! It screams spring and gardens to me. I used 1 coat over Bianca.
LUL Nicollet shown in 1 coat over Bianca with a HKGirl top coat

LUL Nicollet macro
These Polishes, minus the Zoya, are only available in this limited edition Multiplayer Box so make sure you grab it while you can!! What one is your favorite?  Links below!
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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Coffee Break!

          Hey everyone! Today I have another win to show you! I don't know how I get so lucky!?!? This time it was all because of my name. Not Jenn, Caffeinated Cuticles!! It was a coffee themed giveaway in a Facebook fan group for Joy Lacquer. I know! I just won some other Joy Lacquer! Nuts right! Anywho, this is what I got :) Thanks again Joy <3

The polish is not a color I would purchase on my own. I started to fall in love with Caffeine Cure while swatching it though. It is such a smooth crelly polish. A beautiful dusty rosey nude color. It dries super shiny as well. Just all around perfection. My swatch is 2 coats with HKGirl.

I am obsessed with this brown gold and pink glitter polish and it just happen to match perfectly! If you would like to know what it is just ask. I don't believe its available anymore though :(
The scrub is unlike anything I have ever tried. It doesn't leave the oil film that most scrubs do. Don't get me wrong, I love how moisturizing the oils are in scrubs. But this is just... mmmmm. Its a whipped creamy formula with coffee grounds and sugar for exfoliation. Add a small amount to wet hands and scrub it all over. When you rinse, your hands will be super moisturized and fresh. But NOT oily or greasy in any which way. It is pretty amazing stuff. Here are the ingredients: raw organic sugar, glycerin, water, plant based surfactant, sorbitol, sweet almond oil, coconut oil, fresh ground coffee, vitamin E oil, squalene, stearic acid, preservative, fragrance, and fragrance oil carrier.

This was right after removing polish. you can see the dry cuticles and redness.

This was after using only the scrub. no lotions oils or butters were used. Can you see the difference :)
You already know how I feel about Joy's cuticle butter! If not, you can find that HERE. I will leave the links below! Make sure you stop by her shop and check it out!!
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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Essie ~ Starry Starry Night

          Hello! Today is just going to be a super quick post! If you are a frequent reader than you know I just received Essie Starry Starry Night from a friend on IG. I am so happy I have this! Our rent was just raised so I have to be very strict with spending. As soon as SSN was in my hand I was putting on base coat to wear it! SSN is a very dark blue jelly polish with tiny silver hex glitters. My birthstone is a sapphire (Sept. 1st) and this reminds me of that so much! Application was good and I could have left it at just one coat! Very pigmented jelly! For these pics I used 2 coats with my HKGirl. Check it out!

Do you have this? It wont be around forever and I know it is super popular so you better hurry if you don't! As always links below!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Creative Cuticles Nail Polish ~ Pinch Free Zone

          Hello people :) Yesterday in the mail was my 2nd prize from Kayla's month long giveaway! Creative Cuticles Nail Polish has officially been in business for 2 years! Which is great for the indie world. Kayla's polishes are always top notch! So, for this prize I won a full sized bottle of Pinch Free Zone, a 4 leaf clover charm and 2 pairs of hand made earrings. I am very sensitive to metals so I will be giving these to my daughters for their birthdays! They just happen to be March 4th and 10th. And even better they are milestone birthdays! Abigail will 13 (A TEENAGER :O), and Keira will be 10 (double digits)! Thank you so very much Kayla for adding to their special days <3 

          This mani I did includes PFZ and the clover charm. And just to make it all CCNP I paired it with Ooze On The Rocks. They are perfect together if you happen to own both! PFZ is a loaded glitter polish with 7 shades of green glitter! It has 5 shades of micro hexes and 2 shades of micro flakies in a green tinted base. The bright green glitters are my favorite. They add such a pop to the polish. For this mani I used 3 thin coats of PFZ on my pinky. I did glitter gradients on my index and middle. On my ring finger I also did a circular glitter gradient to highlight the charm. You cant tell though lol. It was hidden by the charm. I added a weird macro to show you the best I could! This is a St. Patrick's Day polish so I don't think it will be available forever. If you want it go get it asap!! To the pics!

Kayla also has this charm in her shop!!! How adorable is it?!?!

This is a weird angle but you can see the gradient better.

Here you can really see the different glitters and flakies.

This picture is more blue toned than in real life! This is 3 thin coats of PFZ by itself.
Will you be buying this St. Patty's Day polish? I will leave the links below to enable!! ;)
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