Thursday, August 28, 2014

August 2014 Julep Maven Unboxing Video, Review with Swatches and Dupes!

It is Julep time and this month I went for the It Girl box with the 3 year anniversary box.

What came in this box-
Joyce Lava red shimmer
 Kirti Persimmon iridescent shimmer
 Tammi Lemongrass green shimmer
Queen Anne Lilac confetti microglitter
 Ta Da! Quick Dry Drops
 Mighty Nail & Cuticle Serum
 Cleanup Tool
 Swatch of Queen Anne
 Swatch of Joyce
 Swatch of Tammi
 Swatch of Kirti
Watch the unboxing for see dupes and more!

If you too are a maven what did you get?
What did you like the best and how did you feel about the anniversary color?
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Monday, August 25, 2014

Ipsy September 2014 Glam Bag Sneak Peeks and Spoilers!

Ipsy sneak peeks have started by email this month and I have 2!
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Social Saturday- 48 hours in Vegas

 Happy weekend everyone!
I don't really know where to start to I'll just jump into it, I went to Vegas this week!
The Magic show ( Magic Market Week) was in Vegas this last week so I headed up to meet up with a few people and had some fun... a little more fun then work but oh well, it is Vegas.
 I drove up with my fiance and we stayed at the Luxor, it was my first time staying there. The elevators were a trip and we had a hot tub on the side of our bed! Sadly I did not have time to use the hot tub since we where only there for a night but it was there!
We hit up a buffet, Magic, Moda, Bodies, and lost a little money.

 On our way out we got some Starbucks and for the first time ever my name was spelt correctly! I guess this will be my 'what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas' thing.

 Back at home I  had been working on a few sterling silver and pure silver designs for the shop I run to go along with the new Bohemian Chic Collection and these are a few of the designs. Above with my badge for the Magic you can see another, it is my "WTF" pendant with pave diamonds set in silver. WTF with diamond, WTF right? There is also a "bitch" and "fart" pendant with diamond coming soon. There needs to be some shiny things for us odd balls too.
 That was a little of my week, how was yours?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

July 2014 Ipsy Glam Bag Review with Unboxing Video and Swatches

 Ipsy time! 

What I got- 
 Whet polish swatches, 3 coats.
 Lip stain swatch.
Watch my video for more!
Overall I was very happy with July's bag, only one miss in the bag. The winner is the polish because I am an addict and second is Get Layered, I really loved it.
How did you like your bag this month? 
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Social Saturday- Magic, Large Wieners and Last Minute Reservations

Social Saturday is on Sunday today, I wrote this yesterday and forgot to publish it!

The work week is almost over for me and I am starting to enter vacation mode... although my vacation is a actually a work trip I am claiming vacation.
This week started with my fiance and I going to the OC Fair on the last day of the fair. It was very crowded as always but the sun was out, the food was good (pricy as fuck though) and we found this large wiener that please Rob and I to no end!
I have been working on a new collection for the shop and I guess my partner has been waiting to add a like collection to the shop so we got that started this week.
 I am so excited to be working with diamonds again!
 I am going to the Magic Fashion convention in Vegas next week so I've just been trying to get everything done before I leave, and there is so much to get done but luckily getting my hotel room is finally done! I was scared waiting last minute to get my hotel room would have me need to cancel but didn't hurt me at all, got the same room from the Luxor I was planning on getting last month so I win.I am a last minute person for a lot of things but not when it comes to planing a trip and having to wait less than a week before I headed there was killing me.

Hope you are having a great weekend!
If you are going to the Magic show let me know, maybe we could meet up!

Monday, August 11, 2014

August Giveaway- Sonia Kashuk® Limited Edition 15pc Mini Nail Colour Set & Evil Eye Necklace

Finally, it is up and I have 2 giveaways this month! The first is the August giveaway with a prize by Sonia Kashuk since I am a huge fan of the brand's makeup brushes and have been using them for nearly 10 years. I have recently become obsessed with the polish and bought the lovely 15 piece set for myself then went a couple days later to pick up a set for one of you! The second is a baubles giveaway from Baubles! There are two widgets for entering for each prize so make sure you enter in both!

What you could win-
Sonia Kashuk® Limited Edition 15pc Mini Nail Colour Set
Painting the Town for 15 Years 
Celebrating 15 years of color and creation, the 15 Piece Mini Nail Colour Set features a lacquer for any occasion. Shades range from neutral pinks, vibrant corals and reds to rich jewel tones for a complete color wardrobe from season to season in Sonias sophisticated cream formula. The award-winning, 3-free polish glides on smoothly and evenly and dries quickly to a high-shine, chip-resistant finish.
Evil Eye Enamel and Crystal Necklace from Baubles Jewelry
 Evil eye necklace features Light Blue enamel, crystals and either silver or gold plated chain.
The necklace measures 16" plus extension chain. Winner can pick either silver or gold tone.

Giveaway information and rules-
This giveaway will run from August 11th- August 26th 2014 at midnight. The winners will be emailed by me to get your shipping information and prize pick. Your info will not be shared or used for any reason other than to contact you & to mail the product to you if you win. The winner's first name with last name initial will be announced on the giveaway blog post and other social medias. The prizes were purchased by me and will be shipped by me.
The winners will be picked at random and all entries will be checked before contacting, any false or incomplete entries will disqualify the winner and another will be picked at random until a winner with all entries complete is found. If you have any questions or need help with an entry please feel free to send me a message on my facebook page before submitting an incomplete entry.
These giveaways are open internationally. 
August Giveaway
  Baubles Jewelry Giveaway
  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck! 

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Social Saturday- Let's get this thing started.

So, I rarely post about personal things other than big events in my life like when I moved to a new state and when I got engaged but I want to start sharing the little things and see how things go... since I rarely even blog at all now. Every Saturday I am going to share a little of my week and I'd love to hear a little about yours too.

I have been working so much lately (good thing) that when I get home I avoid my computer like a plaque. My unboxings have been posted a full month after getting them, August's giveaway won't be up till tomorrow and I was trying to get that posted on the 1st of every month. A big shocker to me, I have not had time to do my nails more then once a week... when I do it is a solid color with no nail art!
 Oh me, oh my!

I started to work at the boutique Baubles Jewelry after 4 years of being away. The shop was actually where I had my first job 12 years ago... back when it was call Mood Swings and had vintage clothing and jewelry. It was kind of on it's last legs being open only 3 days a week so I stepped up, opened up two more days and left Mondays for me to do repairs and work on custom orders.
On the plus side when I do have a day (yes, just one!) I spend it wisely. I have been exploring my hometown and seeing all the new businesses and things that are here since I left a few years ago and checking out the few gems I loved that are still here like the pirate shop in Shoreline Village and Kings on Pine where you can find the best clam chowder in town!
 So that is a little catching up to start off my Social Saturdays. This week has been very busy, we added a lot of new inventory to the shop and tomorrow is my ma's birthday. I am very happy to have the work week be up, I love my job but I also love sleep. In less than an hour I will be closing up shop, checking out the art walk then heading to Shoreline and grabbing some pizza!

I will talk to you all later tomorrow when I post my giveaway... most likely late evening!
I hope you had a great week and are enjoying your weekend!