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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

GLAM POLISH - LE ALOPECIA AWARENESS




Hi beauties!!!!
Today I have a super duper special polish to show you guys. GLAM POLISH's new LE ALOPECIA AWARENESS shade called 'BAD HAIR DAY'

A navy blue scattered holographic with navy, ocean blue and silver ultra holographic micro glitter.



  
This polish was specially made to help raise funds and awareness for Alopecia Areata. It was named by Natalia Voss, a 13 year old girl with Alopecia Areata. Some days it can be very hard covering up patches of missing hair or even looking at your hair in the mirror when you have Alopecia Areata so this was the perfect name for the fundraising shade.

For the month of September GLAM Polish will be raising funds and awareness for Alopecia. All funds donated will go to Alopecia Areata Association of Australia Foundation Inc. to help fund wigs for children with Alopecia and aid in educating against bullying.

GLAM Polish will also be accepting donations to help buy wigs for kids from their GoFundMe fundraising page, all proceeds will go to the Alopecia Areata Association of Australia. To donate please visit:
 $7.00 AUD from each bottle of Bad Hair Day sold will be donated to the Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation Inc.
All funds donated via the Go Fund Me page go directly to the AAAF

This LE shade will be available Friday, September 4th @ 6pm EDT (USA) from www.glampolish.com.au with shipping to Australia, USA and France.
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If you buy this LE shade, please help spread the word by using the following social media tags if posting to INSTAGRAM; 
 @AAawareness #AlopeciaAwareness #AlopeciaAreataAwareness






Information and Facts About Alopecia

There are over half a million Australians and around 6.5 million americans living with Alopecia - a condition where people lose their hair from all areas of the body including the scalp, for which there is currently no known cure.

Approximately 60% of people diagnosed are under the age of 20, and for children especially, hair loss can have a negative impact on their self-esteem, which in many cases is linked to anxiety, depression, impaired academic performance and lack of social inclusion. To support children affected by the condition, Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation & Variety grants wigs - helping children gain their confidence and feel more comfortable amongst their peers.

* Alopecia (al-oh-PEE-shah) is a HAIRLOSS Condition, that can cause round patches of baldness, or total body hairless.

* There are 3 Main Types of Alopecia: Alopecia Areata - round patches / bald spots, Alopecia Totalis - complete Scalp baldness and Alopecia Universalis - total hair loss from body and scalp.

*Alopecia Areata is a believed to be a AUTOIMMUNE disease: the immune system mistakenly attacks the body (hair follicles) instead of defending it.

*Alopecia Areata affects MEN & WOMEN equally.  It can occur at ANY AGE, often begins during childhood or early teen years.  It does not discriminate on race.

*Alopecia is NOT Contagious.

Foundation Information.

Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation Inc. (AAAF), is established to be the national Australia body supporting research to find a cure or acceptable treatment for all forms of Alopecia Areata, support those with the disease and their families, and inform the public about all forms of Alopecia Areata.

Our Service philosophy is to give each person the best chance of managing their alopecia journey positively, the whole family and each individual needs to be supported to manage their unique experience. By reducing the financial and emotional stress and enabling children, young people, adults and their support networks to develop their strengths and skills, AAAF assists the whole family to achieve that positive journey.









Sunday, August 23, 2015

NEVERENDING FAIRYTALES

Hey peeps! Today's post is about Fairytale Finish's subscription box called NeverEnding Fairytale. NeverEnding Fairytales is a nail polish subscription service in which you can choose 1 bottle of nail polish for $9 or 2 bottles of nail polish for $16 shipped. Once signed up, you will automatically be charged every month after that on the same day of the month as your initial sign up. You may cancel or resubscribe at anytime.
 Scroll down on their home page and sign up today! There you will see an option for NeverEnding Fairytales (1) or (2) you will see a box under the title. Please enter your email and click subscribe. You will then be taken to a secure Paypal page where it will ask you for your payment. Its as easy as 1,2,3! 
August's package was inspired by  "Baked Goods"  This package comes with a 2 full size polishes and a couple products donated by a guest indie. This month is 2 polishes made by Fairytale Finish and  a mani soak and nail vinyls made by Lou It Yourself. Here are August's "Baked Goods" inspired polishes.
How pretty is the little paper bag with the ribbon? CUUUTEEEE

Triple Berry Tart
A super bright crelly, packed with colorful glitters. Amazing, buttery formula. Self levels great and it dries pretty fast. I do recommend that you set the bottle upside down for a bit before polishing your nails so you don't have to fish for glitters.
Choc Full O' Holo
Oh boy! This one was very much needed in my collection. Well, who doesn't need a chocolate holo in their lives? I know I do! This yummy chocolate holo was a dream to apply. Self levels amazingly as well and it dries fast. So sparkly!!!



Next month's box will be "Birthday Extravaganza". Amanda, Fairytale Finish's owner will be turning 27, and it will also be the brand's 1st year anniversary!!!!
Everyone will get their package shipped at the very same time to avoid spoiler alerts and unnecessary waiting. This particular month will ship by 9/7! If you are planning to cancel, Amanda asks that you do so by 9/5 so that she doesn't send out a package you didn't want to receive.
Amanda is such a sweetie, she will not hesitate to answer any questions you may have. These polishes are amazing, the colors are to die for! You will not be disappointed. I strongly recommend Fairytale Finish!

Shop Fairytale Finish HERE
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Shop Lou It Yourself HERE

Thursday, August 20, 2015

GIRLY BITS - WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN VEGAS

Today I have an awesome, sparkly collection from Girly bits for you guys. If you couldn't already tell from  the collection's name, this collection was inspired by Vegas!
Soooo here they are!
First up is The Shaft
2 coats plus topcoat

" If you have ever stayed at the Luxor in the pyramid, you have most likely ridden the elevator. That is one of the oddest feeling elevators I have ever been on. It goes up and down on the diagonal, since it’s in an actual pyramid shaped building. Elevators can feel weird in the belly to begin with, but add a sideways motion to it and it really sends you for a trip. Several of my friends happened to be in the elevator with a lovely elderly couple, and they had to use everything they had to contain themselves when they overheard the man say to his wife “Can you feel it Margaret? Can you feel it going sideways? The shaft is going sideways”





Downtown Funk
2 coats plus topcoat

"The second of two off site Indie related events in Vegas brought Indies, Bloggers, and Stockists together to Ooohh and Ahhh over all the gorgeous products displayed beautifully (and creatively!) by various brands. It was held at a slightly off-strip boutique hotel which was beautiful, and comfortable, and a handful of brands called it home for the week as well. While I am sure the rooms were *ahem* ‘clean’ some of them did possess a certain questionable aroma, which definitely makes you wonder what kind of debauchery had taken place previously."





Blue Ribbon Cankles

2 coats plus topcoat

"Travelling + heat +  less than comfy shoes + being over tired + a drink or two can certainly do a job on the feet as far as water retention goes. Let me tell you, we had some prize winning cankles happening. I am pretty sure there was not one of us who had anything less than an honourable mention. Once those shoes came off, there were NOT going back on willingly."







Up All Night To Get Lucky

2 coats plus topcoat


"After lounging by the pool at the hotel of Downtown Funk till the wee hours of the morning we needed to get some food in our bellies. Directly across the street from the hotel was an all-night eatery called Mr. Lucky’s, so few of us (including my trooper of a husband) headed over there for late night nibbles and pancakes. At 4:30 am we decided we had better head back to our rooms since we still had a long day ahead of us."







It Was The Fireball

2 coats plus topcoat
"Preparing for, attending and/or displaying at two events that are across the country for most, where we wanted everything to be perfect can certainly create a lot of stress. It’s difficult to plan an event, or a table scape for showcasing your products in a space you have never seen. You plan for months. You mock-up your display, and change your mind a million times. You double and triple and quadruple check the list of supplies you need and try and anticipate hiccups. You pack the majority of the product and display items and ship them to the hotel ahead of time, and pray they arrive on time and in one piece. You hope you didn’t leave too much to have to take with you on the plane, and you REALLY hope the TSA doesn’t blink at 50 pounds of nail polish in your suitcase.  You scramble around once in Vegas to try and pick up any last minute needs, and then mock up your display in your hotel room ONE more time, just in case. Of course there were items and products that were forgotten at home, or left at your hotel, but you pull yourself together and proudly display your products and are in awe at the beauty of all the other displays and products there.  The gifting suite is seriously buzzing with ooohs and Ahhhs, and hugs and laughter, and LOTS of selfies. The Indie events are by far my favourite part of the entire weekend, even with all the stress. Once the evening winds down everyone relaxes a bit and we kick off our shoes and just chill with each other enjoying the space, the food, the drinks, the new friends, the reunions with old friends,  and the success of the evening. Did I mention that we enjoy the drinks? Someone, who shall remain un-named, happened to have a glittery holo flask of Fireball in her purse. And someone else who shall also remain un-named happened to taste it. Several times. The aforementioned person kept us quite entertained, and we will just blame it on the Fireball."







 "What Really Happened In Vegas" Collection will be launching at www.girlybitscosmetics.com on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 3:00PM EDT. 
For a limited time, order all five of the 2015 additions and save $1.00 off each bottle. (Limited Time Launch Price $60.00 CAD)

Friday, August 14, 2015

A BOX INDIED - SEPTEMBER

Today I bring you 2 of the 5 polishes that'll be included in the September box. This box's theme is Backwards. Each maker was supposed to create something they don't usually do. Brands included are; Serum No5, Girly Bits, Hare, Black Cat Lacquer, and Crowstoes. I will be showing you Hare, and Girly Bits.

First up is Girly Bits Bass Ackwards 

COLD


Bass Ackwards is a thermal, goes from neon orange when cold to neon pink when hot! 
TRANSITION
Love this color combination A LOT!
HOT
Amazing formula as all Girly Bits! It went on like butter, I did 2 coats plus topcoat.

Hare Polish Inverse Universe
INDOORS

SUN

This polish is just beautiful!!!!! So much depth <3 Super easy application, it doesn't dry bumpy, and is just the perfect combination of micro flakes and holographic dust! Just 2 coats plus topcoat.

A Box Indied September box will be available via www.llarowe.com for $50+shipping on August 26th. "Bass Ackwards", "Inverse Universe" and the other products included are exclusive to this box and will not be sold elsewhere. There is a limited number of boxes available, so please keep that in mind!


POTION POLISH - FALL FOR ME

Today's post screams FALL! Potion Polish's newest collection called FALL FOR ME. This collection consists of 9 beautiful, sparkly shades inspired by you guessed it, FALL =D..... Here are the swatches, I hope you guys enjoy!

 First up is,



Sweater Weather is Better Weather 
Teal linear holographic with copper holographic hex glitters for a truly unique look.
2 coats + topcoat


Twilight Bonfire 
Royal purple linear holographic sprinkled with gold holo hex glitters and gold holographic dust.
2 coats + topcoat






Pumpkin All the Things!
Smoldering orange linear holographic.
2 coats + topcoat

Summer's Last Rose 
Deep rosy pink linear holographic with added holographic flakes.

2 coats + topcoat



Marvelous Maple 
A luxurious gold linear holographic with gold holographic glitters and gold micro flakies.

2 coats + topcoat


October Midnight 
Deep blue jelly filled with holographic flakes and a delicate sprinkle of holographic dust.

2 coats + topcoat





Rainy Day on the Couch
Charcoal grey crelly with navy and sky blue holographic glitter and a pink to blue shifting shimmer.

2 coats + topcoat




Cranberry Fizzy 
Rich berry red jelly packed with copper, gold and red holographic glitters and a dash of gold flakes.

2 coats + topcoat





Teal the Leaves Fall
Deep teal jelly stuffed with iridescent flakes that flash gold, green and blue.

2 coats + topcoat


It was  a super fun collection to swatch, the formula in all of them is amazing, some may need 3 coats if you don't like the VNL but it doesn't bother me so I just did 2.  I was really impressed with this fairly new indie , I give it 2 thumbs up! Courtney is super sweet, I'm sure your experience buying from her will be nothing but a pleasant one. 

This collection will be available for purchase  August 21 at 12pm EST!


Friday, August 7, 2015

PRETTY & POLISHED - THE COLOR PURPLE



Hey guys! Today's post is all about the color PURPLE! (If it isn't obvious LOL)
Pretty & Polished's newest collection of 5 shades called 'The Color Purple'
I really enjoyed swatching these so I hope you like them!  
  
                                                                                                         

TRANSITION







My Favorite Blurple (thermal)
 A Blurple to Blue color changing thermal polish with special blue/purple flakes.


COLD




HOT


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               























2 coats without topcoat




              The Grape Flake
    A bright pure crelly packed with                     multicolored flakes.
     

with topcoat

                                     



                                                                                                             
                                                                          
                   
2 coats plus topcoat
                                              I'll Be Your Huckleberry

A deep purple holographic with micro multicolored flakes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    
2 coats plus topcoat
                                                                                                              

This Is My Jam                          A deep dark purple jelly              loaded with metallic glitters               inspired by berries.                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                 


                                                                                     

Violet Femmes
 A sparkly holographic full coverage glitter.                          

                     
                                                                                                                            
                                                   



This collection will be available for purchase August 14 at 12pm EST

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