Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wet N Wild Balm Stains Swatches

Okay, as promised here are the Balm Stain swatches. I actually did these swatches back in February but am just now getting them up...sorry!

Nudist Colony: An almost concealer colored tan/nude. 

  Pinky Promise: Shimmery/frosty light pink

A Stiff Pink: A bright cool tone pink. This one is pretty build-able and can be made rather bright.

Rico Mauve: A pinkish mauve. For me this is a "my lip but better color".

Red-dy or Not: A classic bight red

Lady and the Vamp: A lighter wine color. This one come out a lot lighter than it looks in the tube (at least on my lips)

Overall I really like these. My least favorites are Pinky Promise and Nudist Colony. I feel that Nudist Colony washes me out and Pinky Promise is too frosty for my liking. My Faves are probably Rico Mauve and Lady and the Vamp.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Influenster: The Annie's Homegrown Real Food Program Product Review

I was contacted by Influenster about trying a food product. I took a quiz and found out that I qualified for this trial offer. Influenster ended up sending me a coupon for a FREE family sized entree from Annie's Homegrown as part of their #RealFoodTastesBetter campaign. After consulting my family, we decided on the Annie's Family Sized Frozen Lasagna with Meat Sauce.

Here is what I got after redeeming our coupon at Target.

Review: I really liked that this product contained 100% real cheese, organic ingredients, and the pasta contains whole grains. It was nice to see so many healthy ingredients, particularly in an easy to make meal. Preparation was simple. The product just went in the oven for 65 minutes.

We also really liked the taste of this product. The noodles cooked perfectly and there seemed to be quite a bit of cheese. The only thing that could have made this meal more enjoyable would have been the addition of more sauce. As you can see from the picture above, sauce was a little sparse for this product.

All in all it was a good experience and I will probably try another product in the line in the near future. 

Thanks again Influenster and Annie's. 

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Talk Nerdy to Me...Super Nails Glitter Polish

So about a month ago I participated in and won a blog giveaway from Burning Moon. I saw that she was doing a giveaway on some cool indie glitter polish and had to sign up. My prize was 5 mini polishes from Super Nails. Super Nails, created by KC Mikses makes some pretty awesome glitter polish mostly inspired by comics, holidays, and food. As a bonus, her polish is also 5 Free! As a prego mamma staying away from those harmful chemicals is very important to me.

Here is my prize pack: The Batman and Villains Mini 5-Pack. All glitters are in a clear base. 

Batman: Black micro dot glitter with large black and yellow hexes.
Shown over Rimmel Sunny Days and on a bare nail

Robin: Mostly red and green hex glitters with some yellow hex glitters and some large black circles (not shown in swatches). 
Shown over Rimmel Sunny Days and on a bare nail

The Joker: Purple and green hexes and squares with a few white circles.
Shown over Zoya Trixie and on a bare nail

Poison Ivy: Micro holographic green glitter with medium sized red hexes and some large green hexes.
Shown over China Glaze Pelican Gray and on a bare nail

Harley Quinn: Red and black micro glitters with red and black diamonds
Shown over Zoya Trixie and on a bare nail

All of these polishes were easy to apply and had a great formula. I had no issues with glitter curling or sticking up. Glitters are pretty dense and did not require much fishing (some larger glitters may require some extra effort, i.e. the black circles in Robin).

Overall I really liked these glitters and will definitely be checking out the site for more glitters in the future. My favorites are Harley Quinn and Robin.  

If you would like to get your hands on any of these polishes or any others from Super Nails her shop can be found here. This pack retails at the Super Nails Etsy Shop for $17.95 or if you like a particular polish the minis run about $3.99 each or you can get a full sized bottle for $7.99