Friday, August 1, 2014

Barielle Perfect Mani Review and GIVEAWAY!!!

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TGIF Dolls!!!! Wow what a week!!!! I am now 1 and 1/2 wks away from my due date and the excitement is KILLING me!!!! I am starting to get a little nervous about labor, but then again I know it will be worth it!!! But just a heads up I probably won't be around as much over the next two months, but I will do my best:)  On to the Nails!!! Today I have the ingredients for the perfect mani, and the best part is you have a chance to win everything I used!!!!

Here are my nails before the start of this mani... I know they don't look that bad right but then again I make it a ritual to do a mani every week!!!
Here are my nails after the Extra Gentle Cuticle Minimizer and Intensive Nail Renewal Oil.  The Cuticle minimizer is really gentle, and not harsh at all:) I have really sensitive skin and I Love that this stuff didn't irritate at all!!! After a good hand washing I used the nail oil and it is awesome!!! the Pic is an elapsed time of about 15 min and massage in!!! With any cuticle or nail oil it is important to give the product time to soak in and do it's job!!! 
Now on to the actual polish!!! My perfect mani is a classic french tip:) I think I am so partial to this look because it is classic for any age, occasion, and outfit i.e. perfect!!!! I started with a base of the Nail Rebuilding Protien and then broke out the French mani kit:) This 3 piece kit has easy to use little guides, a white tip color, a sheer pink nail color and a top coat!!!


I Just Love how easy this kit was to use:) I followed with a quick coat of the Mani Extender and after that was good and dry a good lather up of the hand cream!!! The whole mani only took about 1hr:) and that includes the nail oil soak time and dry time!!!  Now here is your chance to win all the product listed below!!! Barielle Extra Gentle Cuticle Minimizer, Intensive Nail Renewal Oil, Nail Rebuilding Protien, Natural French Manicure Kit, Ultra Speed Dry Manicure Extender and Professional Protective Hand Cream!!!


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Good Luck!!!!

♥ Melissa

*Press Sample: Some of the products in this post were sent to me for review. I was not paid for my review of this product and all opinions are my own*

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Pretty & Polished Awesome Sauce!!!

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Finally the weekend!!!! Oh how I love the lazy Saturday morning!!! But what I Love more than Saturday mornings is New Nail Polish!!! Today is no exception:) I have for you 4 polishes from Pretty & Polished!!! 
The first 2 are from the Summer Fun FX Collection and the second 2 are from the Guardians of the Galaxy Collection:)

First up is Chrome is where the Heart is:) A beautiful Multichrome that goes from a deep plum to red to blue!!! I Love this color it is just gorgeous!!!! Here is 2 coats with a coat of SV:)



Next up is Thermal Remedy:) Now this is my first ever thermal polish, so I really didn't know what to expect. But now I can say that thermal polishes are freaking awesome!!!!  This beauty is white when warm and orange when cold!!! Here is 3 coats and a coat of SV:)


Plant we all just get Along is next:) This baby is beautiful brown shimmer with green flakes:) This polish dries to a nice matte finish but I Love the way it looks with a top coat:) Very earthy and will be absolutely perfect for fall!!! Here is 3 coats and a coat of SV:) 


In the Black Holes of Sirius Major is the last beauty I have for you today:) This polish is a White crelly base jam packed with red, blue, yellow and black glitter!!! This polish is so fun!!! Here is 2 coats and a coat of SV:)


So do you Love these polishes Like I do!!!! You can grab these polishes and many more from http://www.shopprettyandpolished.com/ :)  And don't forget to check out their bath and body care line too!!!!

 
♥ Melissa

*Press Sample: Some of the products in this post were sent to me for review. I was not paid for my review of this product and all opinions are my own*

Monday, July 14, 2014

Barielle Keys Collection with Giveaway!!!

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Oh Monday, are you really back again??? Well if your Monday has been anything like mine I have some good news for you:) I have 6 fabulous polishes from Barielle to share with you today, and a set to giveaway too!!! And just a FYI the formula on these polishes is superb, they are 5 free and pregnancy SAFE!!!!

 First up is Hawaiian Sunset a breathtaking fiery orange with a gorgeous gold shimmer!!!  This polish is STUNNING!!!! Here is 2 coats and a coat of SV:) 


 Barefoot in Bermuda is a gorgeous creamy Hot Pink almost Berry like!!!! Perfect for the Summer and Fall!!!! Here is 2 coats and a coat of SV!!!


 Panama Pina Colada is a creamy yellow!!! This polish is like Sunshine on your tips!!! What a way to brighten your day!!! Here is 2 coats and a coat of SV:)


 Topless in St Tropez is a light but bright pink with a slight Coral hint and a gorgeous shimmer!!! This is pink perfection:) Here is 2 coats with a coat of SV!!!


 Miami Heat is a seriously red hot, Red Jelly!!! This polish is smoking!!!! Here is 3 coats with a coat of SV!!!


 Paradise in the Tropics is a creamy fuchsia:) This beauty is just slightly darker than Barefoot in Bermuda  with a little more berry... but just gorgeous!!! Here is 2 coats with a coat of SV:)


I Love this entire collection!!!! It is definitely perfect for the summer!!! You can grab all of these polishes from www.Barielle.com for $8 each:) Or you can Enter to Win Below:) This giveaway is Open to US residents 18 yrs and older. Please read the terms and conditions before you enter!!!  Good Luck!!!!


♥ Melissa

*Press Sample: Some of the products in this post were sent to me for review. I was not paid for my review of this product and all opinions are my own*

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Barielle saved my Nails!!!

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Happy Friday Eve!!!! I am soo ready for the weekend, I know you ladies probably are too!!!!  And Holy Cow the countdown to delivery day is approaching swiftly, only 4wks 6days to go!!!! I am getting really excited to meet my little princess but sooo not looking forward to the actual L & D part of it all:/ Now on to the fun stuff:) I have 4 fabulous products by Barielle to show you:) I had never tried Barielle products before, mostly because I haven't really ever seen them in stores, except the nail treatments at Sally's:( But when the opportunity to do a review for them came up I jumped on it!!!

The treatments I tried out freaking ROCK!!!! First is the 60 second Mani Pedi Cure treatment ($25) :) This stuff is AMAZING!!! A oil based salt scrub that literally works miracles on your hands and feet!!! and It smells like oranges:) I used it on my hands as soon as it came in the mail and then proceeded to do my feet, my hubby's hands and feet and then I called one of my friends to come try it because I was that impressed!!!!
The next product I tried out was the Nail Strengthener Cream ($17) now I have been using this 2 times a day for the last 2 weeks and I can say I was really sceptical at first... I have never found a topical solution to Splitting nails, Brittle/Ridged nails, Breaking nails, or Soft nails. However I am super impressed with the change in my nails. I have been spending an OBSCENE amount of time in the pool lately and we all know what that can do to your nails, peeling and splitting and breaking like CRAZY:( But I can say I have seen some definite improvement since I started using it!!!!
The next two products I tried out are both base coats:) I used the Growth Activator for Natural Nails ($16) on my toenails!!! After all that time in the pool all of my poor little toenails looked terrible so I cut them all down:( but I can say I have seen significant growth on my piggies since I started using the Growth Activator. They are not quite where they were before I cut them all back but they are getting close:) And we all know how hard it can be to grow your toenails!!!
Now the Nail Rebuilding Protein ($17.50) I used on my fingernails is FREAKING AMAZING!!! I think this along with the nail strengthener cream have literally saved my nails!!! I can't sing enough praises for the combination of these two products!!! I can definitely see a visible difference in my nails and the strenght of them, Super happy girl!!!!
Do you have problem nails too??? I think we all have something about our nails that we don't like or that drive us crazy!!! But I can say that with the quality and results I have seen with these products Barielle will definitely be the first place I go when a problem comes up!!!  


♥ Melissa

*Press Sample: Some of the products in this post were sent to me for review. I was not paid for my review of this product and all opinions are my own*

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Paint the Town Red, White and Blue

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Happy Hump Day!!!! Wow I can't Believe it is already July, and I only have 6 weeks left until my Due Date:) Where is the time going??? So Friday is July 4th, here in America  it is all about the Red, White and Blue:) So in celebration Salon Perfect has the collection for you Paint the Town Red, White and Blue!!!

Paint the Town Red is up first:) This polish is a classic Fire Engine Red beauty:) I would say this polish is definitely a crelly but shows minimal nail line after the second coat:)


Star Spangled is a fun and festive top coat that has red, white and blue star in a clear base sprinkled with silver holo glitter:) This application takes placement and the dabbing method, but look at the results:)


Blue Ribbon is such a beautiful almost neon cobalt blue:) This polish really glows in real life!!!  My only complaint is this polish stinks... the actual smell of it:(  But It is sooo pretty I really didn't mind that much!!! Here is 2 coats and a coat of SV:)


Grande Finale is a bar glitter topper:) This baby has red, blue, and holo silver bar glitter. Application was a little tricky with this one and considering I'm not a huge fan of bar glitter not my favorite of the bunch but is still gorgeous!!!


Wild Blue Yonder is a perfect medium blue with a hidden shimmer:) This color is a summer sky or a perfect pool blue, and completely gorgeous!!! Here is 2 coats and a coat of SV:)


Boom, Boom, Boom is my favorite topcoat:) It is a menagerie of Red, Blue and White Matte Glitters:) This is like sprinkles on ice cream it just makes it better!!!!


Twinkle, Twinkle is a silver foil beauty:) This baby shines and shines and shines!!! Here is 2 coats with a coat of SV.


This collection also has a ton of extras, such as stripers, decals and such but what I Love most about Salon Perfect is you can run to Walmart and grab it all!!! and It won't cost you and arm and a leg:)  Polish, pens and tools retail for $3.98 each and the Nail Art Liners, Decals and Striping Tape retail for $1.98 each. 

♥ Melissa

*Press Sample: Some of the products in this post were sent to me for review. I was not paid for my review of this product and all opinions are my own*