Polished: OPI Thanks a Windmillion

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I’m not very good at subtle nail polish. I never get a french manicure – too stuffy for me – and I never really got into the habit of using pale pink or nude polish. My nails are either bare, sporting a coat of clear polish, or covered in a great color. I think of nail polish as an accessory – why be boring?!

My allegiance to bright polishes was swayed when I tried Thanks a Windmillion from OPI’s Holland collection. This pale sage green is gorgeous, and looks extra interesting when paired with a matte top coat. I wore this religiously all spring, and am looking forward to bringing it back in the fall to contrast all of my go-to dark colors.

Take The Eucerin Skin First Pledge!

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This past Spring, I embarked on the 2012 Eucerin Healthy Skin Challenge. To kick off this partnership, I met with dermatologists from the Eucerin Skin First Council to develop my own personal skincare regimen (stay tuned for more progress updates and fabulous giveaways). But in the meantime, I want to encourage you to join me in taking the Eucerin Skin First Pledge:

checkBullet Take The Eucerin Skin First Pledge!I pledge to protect and defend my skin as it does me.

checkBullet Take The Eucerin Skin First Pledge!I pledge to make skincare a priority for me, my family, and my friends.

checkBullet Take The Eucerin Skin First Pledge!I pledge to treat my skincare more like healthcare.

Make a commitment to the health of your skin by taking the pledge and Eucerin will send you a free sample of Eucerin Daily Replenishing Lotion!

By pledging to put the health of your skin first every day, we make skincare a priority for our family, friends and ourselves. And when our skin is healthy, we feel confident, and it shows.

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Eucerin, however, all opinions expressed are my own.

SensatioNail Invincible Gel Polish Giveaway!

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You know the old saying that when you love something, you should set it free? Well, I’m no fool. When I find something I adore and can’t live without, I don’t part with it. I get the hook up for my friends, so they can share my joy.

This week, I’m partnering with Nailene and giving THREE lucky ladies the opportunity to try (and fall in love with) SensatioNail Invincible Gel Polish, which I raved about last week. Side note: it’s been a week and my mani looks exactly the same as day 1 – no chips and still high watt shine. (more…)

Tone Turns It Up with Kellie Pickler and a Giveaway!

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You know I love a good giveaway and I know you love ‘em too – which is why I wanted to share this too-good-to-miss contest that ends tomorrow. Perhaps, one of my girls can get seriously spoiled pretty.

This summer marks the arrival of Tone® Fruit Peel Body Wash with Alpha-Hydroxy Fruit Acids ($3.99), which combines a blend of citrus, kiwi and apple essences to gently wash away dull skin and bring out a natural glow. To celebrate their latest launch, Tone has partnered with country singer/songwriter and American Idol alum Kellie Pickler. The Tone Turn it Up! series provides exclusive access to Kellie while on tour for her current album 100 Proof, and also invites fans to keep up with her via Facebook through personal blog posts and a live Facebook chat.

tone turn it up Tone Turns It Up with Kellie Pickler and a Giveaway!

The culmination of the Tone Turn it Up! series is a ridiculously amazing giveaway in which one lucky grand prize winner will receive:

  • Roundtrip airfare for two to Nashville, Tennessee
  • Two nights’ hotel accommodations
  • Two salon gift certificates
  • Two $200 boutique gift cards
  • A private meet-and-greet session with Kellie Pickler before her concert
  • Two concert tickets for the Kellie Pickler performance on September 18, 2012
  • Limousine service to and from the concert
  • $1,000 in spending money

To enter, simply visit the Tone Turn it Up! Facebook page, hit “Like,” and complete the entry form (which takes all of 30 seconds). Then be sure to share the contest with your nearest and dearest – so that if you don’t win but they do, they’ll take you!

Remember, the giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on July 12, 2012. Bonne chance, beauties!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Tone, however, all opinions expressed are my own.

LUSH Launches Color Cosmetics!

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Next week, LUSH launches its first color collection, Emotional Brilliance.

This line consists of 13 liquid lip colors ($22.95), 11 liquid eyeliners ($22.95) and 6 cream eyeshadows ($22.95) and is less about wearing makeup that’s in-season or on-trend and more about wearing colors that shape your mood. (more…)

Moroccanoil Body Collection

moroccanoil body collection Moroccanoil Body CollectionYou know that…

OMFG, I can’t live without it!
How did I ever survive before this?
This is the answer to my prayers!
Was someone reading my mind?
Why didn’t I think of this?
Where do I get more?

…feeling you got the first time you tried Moroccanoil? Well, if you don’t know what I’m talking about, you need to go read this post and then get yourself a bottle. But if you’re familiar with the miracle elixir that is Moroccanoil, you’re going to love my latest discoveries.

So a few weeks ago, a surprise package from the Moroccanoil geniuses showed up on my doorstep. Waiting for me inside was their new bath and body collection, which includes Body Buff, Intense Hydrating Treatment, Hand Cream, Cleansing Bar and Body Souffle.

I must admit, even though I’ve been a Moroccanoil nut since 2008 (I own almost every single hair product), it never occurred to me that they would or should venture into body care. Their products are so amazing and transformative for hair that I figured they’d just concentrate on that. But if they limited themselves to my myopic thinking, the world would be missing out on some seriously Holy Grail body products. (more…)

SensatioNail Invincible Gel Polish Starter Kit Review

sensationail invincible gel polish starter kit SensatioNail Invincible Gel Polish Starter Kit ReviewAs a busy mom who loves the look of fresh nail polish, but has neither the time for regular salon visits nor the time to invest in an at-home mani, I was very excited by the idea of a DIY gel manicure kit. So when Nailene offered me their SensatioNail Invincible Gel Polish Starter Kit to try, I jumped at the opportunity.

Yesterday, I tested the system – with gorgeous results. In less time than it typically takes for me to paint my nails and wait for them to dry, I gave myself a SensatioNail manicure and pedicure with mirror-like shine that promises to last 2 weeks with no chipping. (more…)

Polished: Purple Posy by Sally Hansen

sally hansen Prabal Gurung nail polish Polished: Purple Posy by Sally HansenDesigner Prabal Gurung collaborated with Sally Hansen to create three nail polish colors this spring, and Purple Posy was one of them. This color is a violet creme color, and it is unlike anything I have seen around. I had to have it!

I must admit that I was skeptical, because Sally Hansen products don’t always have the best staying power. I took a risk because it is a fresh color, and I adore Prabal Gurung’s designs – he can do no wrong! (more…)

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