You can never go wrong with a pink nail polish. Especially with a name like “Make an Entrance.” China Glaze has pretty much taken over my nail life. We all need a little color in our lives.
Where are all my home shoppers at? Flip on the television and check out HSN and QVC for a few surprises. I just bought a pair of Levis Curve I.D. jeans on HSN, which I love! It was my first purchase with them, but with items like these, it won’t be my last. I’ve got my eye on these beauties below, especially that Nick Chavez set. I love that product!
Do you have any tips for us home shopping newbies?
Lane Bryant’s Cacique line, is more than just intimates. It’s now about beauty and body care. Available online today, Caciquebody is a new line designed to tone, smooth and revitalize a woman’s natural curves. Sounds great, right?
The new collection includes smoothing body lotion, hydrating body mist, and body butter. Available in scents Pinkberry, Citrusfresh, Waterblossoms, and Nightbloom. They also offer anti-chaffing cream, revitalizing leg cream, and shimmering body lotion.
Lane Bryant sent me the hydrating body mist Spray It Again and the smoothing body lotion Firm Believer in Pinkberry and I was pleasantly surprised. Pinkberry is a “romantic blend of cherry blossoms, raspberry, and peppercorn.” I was worried the scent might be too strong for me, but it actually wasn’t.
Firm Believer felt great as I slathered it on. It had a great consistency and wasn’t too thick. And because of the sculpting seaweed extract and antioxidant blend with a jolt of caffeine my legs really felt refreshed. It’s not every day a clothing company can pull off body care and now I’m super curious to try the other products.
I was kind of worried about this color. I thought it was a dark green, but it turns out it’s a lot lighter than I thought if would be. It probably has to do with it’s shimmer and light glitter base. Actually, it reminds me of a parrot. LOL. Maybe it’s the whole island theme. Oh, and I made sure to coat my nails with China Glaze’s No Chip Top Coat. It does wonders.
The color really is growing on me. It’s such a fun way to add some color into my life, which I always need. OK, now I’m thinking it’s a sour apple kind of color? What do you think?
Disclosure: The nail polish was gifted by China Glaze. The above is my true and honest opinion.
China Glaze’s Island Escape collection has been nothing but bright and fun colors! I really do love the one I’m wearing right now, 108 Degrees. It’s a bright berry color with specks of glitter in it. I’m always so impressed with China Glaze, the colors always last so long This is the third color I’ve worn in this collection and I think this is my favorite so far. There are still three colors left to go. Wonder which one I’ll wear next.
China Glaze’s “Island Escape” collection won’t be available until the beginning of next month, but I was lucky enough to get my hands on a set.
I’ve already worn the Blue Iguana (read the post here) and tonight I painted my nails with Electric Pineapple. That leaves four more to go.
Put your sunglasses on, because this color is pretty bright. Especially for me. Like I said before, I usually play it pretty safe. But, I’m turning over a new leaf and getting bold! Hear me roar (LOL)!
This nail lacquer reminds me of a muted neon green. Does that make sense? It’s definitely eye-catching and it reminds me of summer. Sitting on a beach…sipping a pina colada….feet in the sand…
Are you bold? Will you try China Glaze’s Electric Pineapple?
Disclaimer: I was NOT paid for this review. Although the item is gifted, the above is my true and honest opinion.
All right, let’s just get it out in the open. I’m going to come out and admit that my thighs do get chafed during the summer months. Whew! I feel a lot better now. And I know that most of you have issues with chafing (a.k.a. chub rub) as well. It’s normal, there’s no need to be embarrassed. Instead, why not find a solution, right?
We’ve all tried the products on the market. Raise your hand if you’ve used deodorant, powder, Vaseline, biker shorts, and even the stuff runners use to stop the chafing. It’s kind of like this endless cycle isn’t it. One thing doesn’t work and we just move on to the next.
I have good news for you, your search may have just ended. I was recently sent Skindura’s SecretShield to review. And instead of throwing on some shorts under my dress, I grabbed this instead.
Now, I will be honest and tell you that I was hesitant at first. It claims it’s “100% veggie derived formula creates a breathable barrier on skin. Waterproof and sweatproof yet it allows your skin to perspire. Stands up to hot, dry, humid, and cold conditions. Won’t evaporate, like products made from mineral oil, lanolin, water, or alcohol. Fragrance free, no artificial colors, and non staining. Silky formula glides on and stays put.“
I was going to an outdoor event where I would be doing a lot of walking. I put this on the inner part of my thighs and headed out. It was correct when it say’s it allows your skin to perspire, because I did. I was so worried I would sweat it off.
After 4 hours of wearing it there was no chafing. None at all. Yay!! It didn’t leave behind any stains or residue either. And I’m so happy it didn’t irritate my skin. It is fragrance free, which I really appreciate. The price is very reasonable. For only $10, you get a 1oz. balm, which seems like it would last a few months. Check out their Etsy page for more products and especially for their awesome SecretShield.
I’m definitely looking forward to my chafe-free summer. Are you?
*Disclaimer: I was NOT compensated for this review. Although the item was gifted, the above is my true and honest opinion.
Looking for a bold nail color? You know, something that will make those nails pop?
Just so you know, I usually play it safe when it comes to nail color, but now I’m all about stepping out of my nail comfort zone.
If you’re not afraid of bold colors, then you should definitely try China Glaze’s Summer 2011 Collection “Island Escape.” This collection features a shimmering bold blue named Blue Iguana.
I wore this color yesterday and I got so many compliments I couldn’t stop looking at my nails. Do you ever do that? LOL!
The collection also features:
- Papaya Punch: Crème based vivid orange.
- 108 Degrees: Flirtatious berry pink with specks of micro glitter.
- Senorita Bonita: Passionate purple shimmer with pink micro glitter.
- Cha Cha Cha: Vivacious shimmer green.
- Electric Pineapple: High intensity crème based lime green.
Take a look at the China Glaze tutorial featuring the Island Escape collection.
Are you on the quest to find that softer and beautiful looking skin for those flirty spring dresses? Yes, it’s time to start thinking about that.
Don’t worry, Dove’s VisibleCare Body Wash has got you covered…literally, in the shower that is. They promise beautiful looking skin in one week! You know I had to try this out!
I am currently using the “Softening” body wash and it smells great, without being too fragrant. I love how it lathers up and it even feels silky on the skin when your washing your body. That’s always important to me with a body wash.
I can definitely feel the difference in my skin, it’s a loft softer to the touch. And my skin has a slight glow to it. It has to be their unique formula of NutriumMoisture™. It contains skin-natural building blocks to help improve your skin’s look over time.
Dove wants you to have radiant skin too , that’s why they’re giving away one bottle of their VisibleCare Body Wash to a Curves and Chaos reader!
To Enter: You must be following me via Google Connect and leave a comment below telling me what your favorite Dove product is. Make sure you include a valid email address or Twitter I.D.
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Rules: U.S. residents only, you must be 18 years or older, only one entry per person (unless using the 2 extra entries). Giveaway ends on April 18, 2011. Winner will be chosen using Random.org.
MAKE UP FOR EVER, a Paris-based make up brand, has just launched it’s first ever unretouched print and online ad campaign. That means the models haven’t been digitally altered. It was even certified by a notary public. According to the brand, the ad is set to highlight the brand’s HD Invisible Cover Foundation which provides a photo ready finish after every application. The campaign will appear this spring in issues of select national magazines.
What do you think? Will this type of add persuade you to buy this brand?
**Available in 26 shades to match all skin tones, MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation provides oil-free, medium-to-full-coverage that creates a soft-focus effect to soften lines and blur imperfections. It retails for $40. Visit Sephora.com for additional information.
China Glaze, one of my favorite nail lacquers, has this amazing new collection called Crackle Glaze. And if you haven’t heard, all the beauty bloggers are loving this nail trend! When applied over your favorite China Glaze nail lacquer, any of these six colors (Lightning Bolt, Crackled Concrete, Black Mesh, Crushed Candy, Broken Hearted, and Faultline) will give your nails a crackled effect. Watch the video below for all the details!
On April 10, 2011, Kurvee-The Premiere Shopping and Beauty Experience for Kurvee Fashionistas will bring you shopping, beauty treatments and more! Tickets are only $8.00 and proceeds will benefit Pushing Pedals, an organization committed to working with at risk women and teens to help build self esteem and empowerment through makeup. So, what are you waiting for? Buy your tickets today!