This is what pretty penny will get you these days….

Whoa….that was so fast! I ordered this on Tuesday and the box arrived on Friday!

Here are the colors I was sent with my BoHo Glam Subscription for JUST A PRETTY PENNY!  (REMEMBER TO USE THE CODE MARCHINTRO)

PORTIA

PORTIA

ALICIA

ALICIA

MY PROFESSIONAL PRODUCT WHORE OPINION:

As I mentioned in my original Julep post, I took the style test and was defined as BoHo Glam–the truth is I took the test until I got the colors I wanted:)  AND with the MARCHINTO code, I got both polishes and the hand scrub for $.01!!!

I LOVE THE COLORS!  I am so into the coral and teal craze right now!!!

While I love the colors, I wasn’t super impressed with the formula.  The Alicia color was REALLY thick–like paint and already chipped in two places (in less than 3 hours.)  It was also hard to move around my nail.

The Portia color was great, I like all the sparkle/glitter.  Though, I was disappointed that the color wasn’t more intense.

Overall, I don’t love them enough to keep them.  I sent a friend home with them yesterday.  I will keep the subscription for another month.  I did some research and I can change my “style” every month 🙂  I love nail polish and am hopeful that maybe a different color will have a better formula.

In other news:

I am still using the Vag Cream on my face, and I maintain that it is the new miracle product I had been looking for:)

My SHH and I spent the weekend in San Diego.  We had SUCH a great weekend.  Here is a family picture taken at Coronado Beach with my new hat:)  (if you remember from a previous post, I am avoiding sunscreen on my face right now and have purchased a few new hats)

Remember this??

Remember this post?  I need this like I need air!

WOO HOO, its finally here!

IT’S FINALLY HERE!

It is so much thicker than I thought it would be!

I am surprised that I don’t love it as much as I thought….ESPECIALLY considering the lengths I went to to pre-order.  I’m going to give it a few more days to see how I feel about it.  It doesn’t fit in my purse, but I love everything else about it.  It came with two fillable Laura compacts (one for eye and a bigger one for cheeks and glosses).

In other news:

SHH and I are headed way down south to San Diego for a visit to my favorite blog supporter!  We are even bringing Willie Nelson:)  I love beaches, room service, road trips and friends so this is bound to be epic…epic trip needs epic toes.

I really wish you could see these in person.  I tried taking this pic from every direction, but the high gloss finish on my big toes makes it nearly impossible to see how awesome the glitter /sparkle is.  Thank you Sephora by OPI for these fab colors. (Stay tuned for the names)

Facial Update:

I am amazed at how well I cleared up.   AMAZED-say what you will about vag cream and laxatives smeared on my face, the results are legit.  Now to deal with sun damage and scarring.  Does anyone have any insight on this?

Shellac Experiment! Day 2 Gel Vs Shellac

What’s the difference between Gel and Shellac???

Gel nails are artificial nails that look extremely realistic . They are thin, flexible, non-yellowing and non porous. Gel nails give  customers a natural look and give them durability equally like acrylic nails. They also feel lighter then Acrylic nails.I’ve had Acrylic nails in the past and much prefer gel to Acrylic.  Gel nails are more pricey then acrylic, but about the same as Shellac.  For you ladies that like to have patterns-Gel Nails DO allow for this.  SHELLAC’d nails DO NOT.

Images from: Here

“Gel nails are applied as a thin layer of gel over the natural nail, with a tip or as a sculptured nail. Sculptured gel nails use a form under the natural nail over which the gel is placed. The gel layer is cured and becomes hard under an ultraviolet light. Usually four or more layers of gel are applied and cured under the light. Removal s a little longer than acrylic removal as gel must be filed off, acetone and polish remover have no effect on gel. Gel nails are more flexible when compared to acrylic nails, this gives a more natural feel as well as a more natural look.

Gel nails are very durable, perfect for the client who works with their hands, cleans often or works outside! Gel is not porous which means that bacteria cannot enter the nail and nail infections under the gel is very uncommon. Since gel is unaffected by acetone, you can paint your gel nails with a regular polish if you so desire for a special occasion!!”  –Turning Heads

 Nailgasam….for real.  They’re so CoCo Chanel

“Shellac, also known as a soak-off gel, is a gel polish hybrid. It is applied like polish with a base coat, two coats of polish and a top coat. Between each coat of polish, the nails are cured under a UV light. This hardens the polish so it is instantly dry after your manicure. Shellac has properties of gel, but no filing is needed and therefore no nail damage is associated with soak-off gels. Shellac polish has a high-gloss shine and it is self-leveling so no ridges and imperfections are visible in the nail when using darker, more vibrant colors. A Shellac manicure will last up to two weeks without lifting, chipping or losing its shine. One of the most amazing innovations in nails recently, Shellac is also available for toes, and since it is dry instantly, no flip flops are needed! Perfect for winter pedicures!”

Shellac Experiment Day 2-Still Perfect

My Professional Product Whore Opinion:

Stay tuned.  So far, so good.  Day two and not a chip or smudge or crack THAT said, someone I work with JUST said: “It looks like you made a mistake since they aren’t all the same color.”  I suppose this is true to the untrained Pinterest eye….I decided not to fill him in on the multicolored nail rage:)

Shellac Experiment! Day 1

What is Shellac?

“Better science makes better products.  The patent-pending formulation of solvents, momomers and polymers is why Shellac goes on like polish, wears like gel and removes in minutes.  Plus, it’s hypo-allergenic and contains no formaldehyde, toluene or DBP.  14 day wear, zero dry time and no chips or smudging?”

“Shellac is a Power Polish that has changed the natural nail industry.  You can rely on it to give an amazing 14 day wear with proper home care. There are classes available around the world to perfect application technique and even add some artistic elements. However, sometimes a perfect application can be made more difficult if the Shellac has not been taken care of in the salon. ”  -Info from CND :  Here

Plus

Equals


I decided to go with a funky candy themed polish:)  I LOVE THEM TODAY, we will see how much I like them in 14 days!

SHH says I am shamelessly posting a pic of my ring, truth is I am right handed and couldn’t get a clear pic of my right hand.

My Professional Product Whore Opinion:

3 weeks ago I went in and got Shellac’d.  I went with clear, I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVED it.  It lasted SO SO SO long and was great that I had to do absolutely no maintenance in the mean time.  AND THEY WERE SO SHINY!  So in honor of birthday month I went with a fun melony/teal combo.  I love it now…we will see how long it takes to drive me nuts:)

The thing I love most about Shellac is that it makes my nails extremely strong and I never have to mess with them!  Worth every penny to me:)

Stand by for the 14 day test…we will see how well they hold up in color.