Thursday, July 31, 2014

Azure Naturals Ultimate Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Serum Review + GIVEAWAY!

Tonight I am bringing you a review PLUS a giveaway of Azure Natural's Anti-Wrinkle cream. I'm going to follow this with ANOTHER review from the company, plus another giveaway! YAY dual giveaways!!
I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to try their Retinol Anti-Aging serum via Tomoson, and I'm very glad I got to, because I LOVE it. Let's start with a picture.

*Photo Courtesy of Azure Naturals*

To start, this is the very first Retinol serum I've ever used. I've tried a BUNCH of other serums lately, but this is the first retinol one. It's definitely different than the other serums I've tried out, in that it actually kind of burns my skin a little when I first put it on, if I've just washed or heavily exfoliated my skin. I noticed that if I use the vitamin C serum first, it doesn't really burn. It's mild though, and it could just be my wacked out skin.

I really like this serum. I don't think I've been using it quite long enough to see any real reduction in any wrinkles, however, the added hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E have been leaving my face super moisturized, even in the summer heat where I'm usually peeling. The vitamin A (retinol) seems to make my skin look alot healthier than it previously did. My skin always had little reddish patches and looked kind of weird, but it definitely looks more like its younger self. I highly, highly recommend this serum for anyone looking for a better skintone overall. 

Another thing I noticed, is that my existing acne seemed to clear up really really fast with this product. 
If you're interested in learning more or purchasing this product, please visit them on AMAZON HERE.
There's two different sizes to choose from!

AND here is the giveaway!
Unfortunately open to US ONLY at this time. It was actually supposed to have started last night, but that's my bad. :(  I couldn't get it to set up right!!!

Good luck!!!!! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

More reviews later this evening when I get done moving!!
Xx Ashley C.
  I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Ipsy July 2014 Unboxing & Review!

Time to take a super quick break from my Tomoson reviews for a minute and bring you my July Ipsy bag before July is over!!! I think this month was a pretty decent Ipsy month, at least decent enough to keep my subscribed!! :)
For those of you who don't already know, Ipsy is a month subscription program that brings you a bag full of makeup goodies for only $10 a month. They can be full or deluxe sized, and are usually a mixture of both! I've been subscribed over a year, and probably won't unsubscribe for a very long time. lol If you'd like to learn more or sign up please use my referral link HERE!

The theme this month was Sensationally Sunkissed and here is what I received!

Everything this month was a little bit small.. Especially the teeny tiny eyeliner. But the bag this month was actually kind of huge for a change. A great new lipgloss bag for my purse!

Another view of when I first opened my bag!
Bare Minerals BB Advanced 5 in 1 Cream Eyeshadow in Divine Wine .03 oz. 
 TINY Sample Value:  $5.40
I really hate cream eyeshadow, yet for some reason I receive it repeatedly. This color is kind of like cement, yet kind of purple. It seems like it would last a really long time, but is definitely too much for me. Cream eyeshadow just has too much potential for creasing for me to even deal with. I love Bare Minerals as a brand, but this just isn't my style at all.

Lord & Berry Black Silk Mini Kajal Kohl Liner
Mini Liner Value: $5 (Est.)
Typically I really hate Kohl liner, but I actually really like this one, even though it's really tiny. It's a good size to carry in my purse for emergency liner. It's a little smudgy but I guess that is how all Kajal liner is. It goes on really black and smooth though, It's pretty nice.

Clear Clinic Labs Vanished Clear Spot Treatment
Sample Value $9.33
I really like this sample. It arrived just in time for a massive breakout too, which was really helpful. This stuff pretty much burns like fire, but it works. It dried up all of my acne within two days.  I really like it alot, and if it weren't so expensive I'd probably buy a full bottle. But I think I'll stick to Murad.

Hang Ten Dark Tanning Oil
Travel Size Value $3
This is probably a pretty decent product. I received a Hang Ten sunscreen last month. If I had gotten this last month I probably would have used it, since I went to the beach, but since I am back home, I don't really tan or go outside all that much now, so this is pretty useless to me.

Model's Own Nail Polish in Red Sea
FULL SIZE value $8.50
So I was super stoked about getting one of these polishes. This is a brand I've wanted to try for a very long time. Unfortunately it is gloop city and I really really hate it. Yuck.

So that's my July bag! Some hits, some misses, but hey, for $10 who really cares?
Again, like I said if you'd like to subscribe make sure and use my referral link located at the top of the post! !  

Until later, 
Xx Ashley C. 

Bellafab Skincare Matryxil 3000 Serum Review!

The next Tomoson review I have for you these evening is of Bellafab Skincare's Matrixyl 3000 serum. This is a super powerful serum, and is pretty different from many of the serums I've been testing out.
Here's my thoughts:
*Photo Courtesy of Bellafab*
I like the packaging on this item. It comes in a pretty large tube shaped bottle, and seems to hold a lot of product. You can't really tell by this photo, but you can see as you use it how much is left. It's the little things. The pump works really well also, and I definitely prefer a pump over a dropped anyday.

As for the product itself. I really like it. It's thick and creamy, like a moisturizer rather than a gel substance like many of the hyaluronic acid serums I've had the pleasure of trying out. What I like the most about it, is that it smells really nice, kind of like peppermint, and is super refreshing to use on your face in the morning! It's a little on the sticky side once dry, so I prefer to use a moisturizer over top of it after use. I haven't really noticed all that much improvement in my skin since starting use, but it claims to do alot of things. 
I think I'm going to try and use it solely as an under eyecream next, to see if it helps my dark circles and eyebags that I unfortunately have and want to get rid of. It's basically like all of the individual serums I've tried out combined into one awesome one, and they offer a 100% moneyback guarantee!! 

If you'd like to test out this product for yourself, you can purchase it on Amazon HERE for only $29.99!

Xx Ashley C.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

180 Cosmetics Pure Swiss Hyaluronic Acid Serum Review!

Hi readers!! Today I'm going to be posting a bunch of reviews because I'm kind of super behind on my Tomoson reviews and need to catch up!
A few months ago I was lucky enough to get the chance through Tomoson to try 180 Cosmetic's Pure Swiss Hyaluronic Acid + Peptides Serum. Here's my thoughts!

*Photo courtesy of Expederm*

The first thing I noticed about this product is the bottle. Unlike some of the other hyaluronic acid serums I've tried, it's in a really sleek, slim, glass bottle. I absolutely love it. It looks really nice on my shelf of serums and personally I think it's really classy and looks expensive. I did, however, think that it seemed a bit on the small side, but serious the tiniest bit of this product goes a LONG way on your face. You barely need any of it for it to do it's magic, which is wonderful because it will last me a very long time.

As for the serum itself, I've tried a bunch of these and this is definitely one of my very favorites. It leaves my skin feeling super moisturized, and I think it's the added peptides that really make a difference. I don't think I've been using it long enough to see a difference in my fine lines or wrinkles, but as for moisturizing, it definitely does the trick. I have absolutely no dry skin on my face whatsoever!

I highly, highly recommend this product to anyone who is looking for something that works like an expensive serum but isn't near the price. Currently, you can purchase it on the Expederm site for only $19.95 if you CLICK HERE! And this is a totally killer price. I'd definitely repurchase once I'm done.

Xx Ashley C.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, July 25, 2014

UNi 100% Argan Oil Review

This evening I have a quick, but unfortunately really late, review of a product called UNi Argan Oil. I thought I'd published it, but apparently not.

I've tried a few different argan oils lately through Tomoson, and this one definitely works really well. This product is excellent for deep treatments as well as a cuticle oil! And we all know my cuticles always need help. A little bit definitely goes a long way though,  the first time I used it my hair was super greasy. Lol live and learn! It's a super rich and moisturizing product, that's for sure!

The packaging is pleasant. It comes in a smaller sized brown bottle with simple, yet classy writing on it. The dropper works well, since the bottle is smaller you can usually gauge how much you need but just one squeeze of the dropper.

The only problem I really have with UNi argan oil is that it kind of smells horrible. At first it I thought it was just me, but I asked my husband and he was like oh my god what is that. It does still perform really well though, so I'd suggest using it as a cuticle oil with lotion after to hide the scent, or as a deep treatment that you can wash out of your hair so it doesn't smell weird the rest of the day.

That begin said, do take into account that some 100% Argan oils can have a weird smell to them. Most I've tried are nutty smelling though. But you can try this one for yourself and see what you think!
I'd definitely repurchase, and if you like to learn more or purchase CLICK HERE!!!

My apologies for the late review!!!  I had written this up over two weeks ago.  :( More to come this evening!
Xx Ashley C.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

August 2014 Julep Maven Spoilers! The Wanderlust Collection!

SOOO I found some spoilers a day a head of time for Julep's August box and I am REALLY REALLY excited about it so I figured I'd share it with my readers too. This is the first box I've EVER been this excited about and I love every single color. I'm not thrilled about the beauty product this month, but that can be remedied and I'm sure some people will really love it.

If you don't already know what Julep is from all the press, my posts, or commercials on TV, it's a monthly nail polish subscription program with different style profiles you can pick from every month! The window opens on the 20th and you can either pick one of the set ones, or customize your box! You can get everything too, or only just polish. I've been subscribed for over a year now and LOVE it. Plus you can usually get your first box free with code FREEBOX, or head over to my Julep Steals & Deals page and there are more codes there! CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE OR SUB TODAY! It's only

So without further ado, Meet August 2014 Julep Wanderlust Collection!
If you don't want spoilers, don't keep reading by the way!! :)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Pure & Essential Minerals Organic Morocco Argan Oil Hair Treatment Review

My next review is of yet another product I received via Tomoson to try. This one is from Pure & Essential Minerals, which I got to try another product from not too long ago. The Dead Sea Mud mask I got to try was amazing. Unfortunately, however, this product was a serious miss for me.
*Photo courtesy of Pure & Essential Minerals*

I had a couple issues with this product, and I really did want to love it. It may be that my hair is so fried from being bleached so many times that it just didn't work for me. 
First of all the instructions say to leave it on as a conditioner or 5-15 minutes which is like a crazy long time for me. After not seeing any results from the 5 minute treatment, I tried for 20, and still nothing....
My other issue is that its kind of difficult to use while in the shower. You have to scoop it out of the container, and I think it would be much better if you could like... squeeze it out.. that way you don't get water all up in the container like I did. 
I had to use an insane amount of product to cover my entire hair, so this is probably the first thing I've reviewed that I've actually used all of only a month or so after receiving it.
Lastly, it has kind of a weird smell to it... It's really plain, and I like for my hair to smell amazing after a shower, not plain, so this just wasn't for me.

That being said, however, the other product I tried from this company was AMAZING, so this might work for you, just not me. If you'd like to find out more info on this or to purchase, CLICK HERE.

Until later,
Xx Ashley C.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Adovia Eye Cream & Mineral Lift Serum Reviews!!

My next review is of two products that I really really have fallen in love with. These are two more that I got  chance to try our courtesy of Tomoson!

Up first is an eye cream made by Adovia. About a month ago I got to test out some other products from Adovia that I LOVED, so I was super thrilled to be invited to try yet another one. Plus, I've been all over some eye creams lately, and have been trying to figure out which one is my favorite. I'm pretty sure this is the one!

*Photo Courtesy of Adovia*

This is seriously a wonderful product. Well, basically everything from this line of skincare that I've tried so far has been wonderful. This reduces ALL puffiness and dark circles from my eyes no matter HOW tired I am. Seriously. I really like that it is scentless, which makes me feel safer about putting in around my eyes. I've been using it in conjunction with the other product that I'm about to talk about, and it has seriously done wonders for the skin around my eyes. I personally don't have any fine lines or wrinkles, so I can't speak for that, but I do know that or puffiness and dark circles, this is a WINNER!  Here's some photos of the actual product I received. 
*Note* For some reason my eye cream came like this... sort of like, half full and all to the side. In theory, I probably should have said something, but I already had to have a replacement of another item due to a faulty pump, and I didn't want to be a pain.
To add to that, everyone I've spoken to with Adovia & Cleopatra's Choice has been WONDERUL and super understanding. Seriously, I'm a sucker for excellent customer service, and that coupled with great products, will make me a lifelong customer.
Even though it looks kind of white in the container, it's definitely a clear gel when you put it on. I want to add that a little bit goes a LONG way, and this will probably last me forever even though it isn't really full.

The Verdict: This is a super great eye gel. I love it in so many different aspects. I almost forgot to mention that it, like most of Adovia's products, contains Dead Sea Salt. It also contains Vitamin C and Retinol. It absorbs super fast, which is great for using it daily under my makeup. It's also nongreasy!

Currently it is on sale on Amazon for only $29 so jump on over there by CLICKING HERE to snag this bad boy up before the promo is over!

Up next is Adovia's Mineral Lift serum. I absolutely love this stuff too! I've been using it as a moisturizer, rather than just a serum, and it makes my skin super soft. It's definitely another great product, and I highly highly recommend it! 
It's also non greasy, it comes out white but when you rub it in, it quickly turns into a clear liquid that absorbs super fast.

Here's the bottle I received. I've already used like half of it.
Anyway, this serum is packed with great ingredients for you skin such as Dead Sea Salt and Vitamin C. It's non oily, and can be used under makeup!

On Amazon right now it's on sale or only $50 so CLICK here to find out more or to purchase!!!

So that's it for my Adovia review right now. Hopefully I'll get to try more items later on, as I love this brand and everything I've tried!

Xx Ashley C.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Bedtime Bliss Sleep Mask Review!

I want to start out by saying, this is probably the most excited I've ever been to review something in the history of this blog. I was super thrilled when I got approved via Tomoson to review a Bedtime Bliss Sleep Mask! It's AMAZING!
Some of you may have noticed that I usually post my reviews pretty late at night. Well, the reason for this is, I have a serious case of insomnia, and this sometimes results in me not being able to get to sleep until daylight. Either that, or I actually try to sleep and just can't because my husband snores incredibly loud and must have the television on to fall asleep and it majorly distracts me. Well I've tried this baby out TWO nights in a row, and I'm pretty sure I'm going to be wearing it FOREVER. My husband is dying to try it to, but he will have to buy his own because I am in love.
Here's some info on what I received!

*Photo courtesy of Bedtime Bliss*
In the past, I've tried other sleep masks and they haven't worked. Most of them seem suffocating or are too tight and I get paranoid that I'm going to die in my sleep. Bedtime Bliss offers an awesome solution to this! You should be able to tell by the photo, that the part over your eyes is raised, this allows for eye movement, so it isn't suffocating at all! It's got an adjustable Velcro strap on the back as well, so it can fit any sized head which is awesome! It allows you to adjust it to a comfortable, yet secure tightness level, so that it doesn't come off while you're asleep!
*Photo Courtesy of Bedtime Bliss*
Here is what I received! One sleep mask, a set of ear plugs, and a carrying case! I love that it came with a carry case, because I lose basically everything ever, so now I will always be able to find my ear plugs when the Hubs is snoring his life away. 
As you can see, Ryan is equally as excited about the mask as I am.

Anyway, SO the verdict on my Bedtime Bliss sleep mask and ear plugs, is that they are REALLY WONDERFUL! It blacks out like 99% of all light, and is not uncomfortable AT ALL, and the earplugs block out enough of my husbands snoring so that I can actually sleep and function the next day like a normal human being. I LOVE this thing and will definitely be purchasing a second set!

If you'd like to find out more info on the Bedtime Bliss sleep mask, please visit their website HERE.
You can also click THIS LINK to go to Amazon directly to purchase!

Xx Ashley C.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

HSI Professional Argan Oil Leave in Review

Okay one more post for tonight and I'm posting like two tomorrow!
I've been SUPER excited about this product for like almost a month now, and am THRILLED to be reviewing it. Through Tomoson, I got the chance to try out HSI Professional's Leave in Treatment with Argan oil! I THINK Ipsy sent out samples of this awhile back and I was bummed I didn't get to try it. If you're unfamiliar with it, its like an Argan oil, except it is for your hair and smells amazing. Here's what it looks like.
This stuff is seriously magic in a bottle. It keeps my dry, bleached, damaged hair frizz free in the Tennessee humidity ALL day long, plus like I said it smells amazing. It's an excellent heat protector for your hair too if you frequently straighten it like I do. I honestly don't think there's anything I DON'T like about it except that you have to pour it into your hand. I wish it had a pump or a dropper. Other than that though, this stuff is a miracle. It makes my hair so so soft and finally manageable, and if you have dry, frizzy, or damaged hair, I HIGHLY recommend it. 

The ingredients are as followed:
"Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Fragrance, D&C Red # 17, D&C Yellow #11, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal."

This product is designed to protect your hair from heat, while leaving it soft and shiny, and it does exactly this. It is SERIOUSLY amazing, and if you'd like to pick some up for yourself I have some coupon codes or you!

Visit HSI Professional's site BY CLICKING HERE, or click the corresponding coupon code link above!

Seriously this stuff is great and these coupons are KILLER! It's a must have, and I see myself using it for years!

xX Ashley C.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Bo-Po Brush on Peel off nail polish review!!

I'm super excited tonight to bring to you a review of a nail polish that is targeted towards kids! My daughter LOVES nail polish and is always excited to try out my colors, so she and I both are excited about this post!

A little background infomation on Bo-Po nail polish:
Created by Worx Toys, Bo-Po Brush on, Peel off nail polish brings us all back to our childhoods by providing a product that has hasn't been around in years: a nail polish that is totally able to peel right off without requiring any remover to take it off! 
When I saw this campaign on Tomoson, I knew immediately that I had to apply! My daughter is 6 years old, and she loves her nails painted just like mine, but she has this bad habit where she will get in the bathtub and peel every bit of it off. OR she will pick a really horrible glitter color that is impossible to take off and we will have to sit and scrub and scrub until we can finally get the stupid stuff off. 
Bo-Po polish provides a solution to this, in that she can seriously just paint them herself whenever she wants to, and when she gets tired of the color, she can peel it right off! The bottle is also SPILL PROOF! So she really can do it all by herself!
We tried it out tonight, and it's really really cool!!!
Unfortunately, one of the colors I received was dried up to the point where it was chunky and unusable, so I'm only able to review the yellow one.
Here are the two colors I received to review! The yellow is called "Day Camp" and the red is called "OMG!"
I think these are two cute names for a polish aimed towards children, and my daughter certainly likes them alot!
Now on to the actual polish!
We painted her nails with "Day Camp", and allowed them to dry. 
This is two coats, which led to full opacity. Pretty good for a kid's polish if you ask me!
Once they were dry, we decided to go ahead and test out how well they peel off for out review!
It's actually super easy to peel off, and required very little effort. Here's the start of a peel!
And nail polish begone! We decided to go ahead and peel off the whole hand since we were having so much fun!
So that's that! This product is super cool in my opinion. I wish we could have tried out the red, but I do like the yellow and will most likely be purchasing more for Adrienne in the very near future!
If you'd like to learn more about this product, here are some links and retailers where you can purchase it!
Thus far it comes in 10 colors! I'm probably going to try to collect them all!

Burlington Coat Factory
Bed Bath & Beyond 
Learning Express
Bealls Florida Dept Stores
The Johnson Smith Company

Also, Please check out the following links to state up to state with Worx Toys and this awesome polish!

NOW for the good stuff! I'm having FLASH GIVEAWAY for you or you children to have their very own opportunity to test out this amazing polish! It will end at 5 PM est tomorrow so you need to enter quick!!
This is unfortunately open to US only at this time! GOOD LUCK! I'll be contacting the winners right after it ends too, so be on the lookout!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
GOOD LUCK! & Thanks for reading!
xX Ashley C. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Easy Nails for the 4th of July!

I totally meant to post this BEFORE the 4th, but apparently my body decided to sleep through it. ANYWAY here are my holiday nails! They were super easy to do, and I think they're pretty cute myself!
The colors I used for this mani are:
Vapid Lacquer Quick Dry Topcoat

Click on any of the links above for more info or to purchase! Zoya Libery is part of their Pixie Dust line, and Cosmo is a Magical Pixie! I love them both!
For this essentially I painted my accent nails with America. I had to fish out stars but it was worth it. It's a really neat color even though I only use it like once or twice a year. A must have.
I painted the rest of my nails with Liberty then used a makeup sponge for the gradient effect with cosmo. Super easy right?!

Until later,
xX Ashley C.

Day by Day Beauty Vitamin C Serum Review!!

Today I bring you another wonderful review of a great Vitamin C Serum I got the chance to try via Tomoson. This one is definitely one of my favorites, and I know I say that alot but I'm serious.
Here's a picture of the serum so you can see the description and ingredients
On to the review! Honestly, my favorite feature about this serum is that it comes with a pump lid. It makes it insanely easy to use and get the correct amount of product out. Most of the vitamin C serums I've tried lately have dropper lids, and this one is WAY better. I also really like the blue bottle because it protects the product from light, but you can still see how much is left! The label is simple, yet classy, and I really like it alot.
As for the product itself, in my opinion, it is excellent! I use about 4 pumps to cover my face and neck once a day, and have seen some super results. My skin is obviously tighter, and once the product dries you can actually feel that it is working. I prefer serums that you can feel working, so this puts this right at the top of my list.
It's a clear liquid, and has basically no scent. It has made all of my acne disappear too, which is a great added bonus! The product itself has Vitamin E and hyaluronic acid serum in it as well, which is another added bonus! It's also cruelty free and made in the USA!
To sum up, the main things I've noticed so far from using Day by Day's Vitamin C serum for a month, are brighter skin, reduced acne, tighter skin, smaller pores, and no dry skin at all.
Last, but certainly not least, they have GREAT customer service, which will make me a lifetime customer! I highly, highly recommend this product, and if you'd like to find out more, or purchase CLICK HERE! You can pick up a bottle right now on Amazon for only $18.50!

More posts later this evening!
xX Ashley C.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Vapid Lacquer Swatches & Review!!!

Hello all!!! Today I decided to bring back the polish posts! I've had SO many sponsored posts to do lately, that honestly, I haven't had time to do much else, but I've been DYING to show you these colors I received from Smelly Goods & Pretties!!! She makes an indie brand of polish called Vapid Lacquer, and they are SO SO wonderful! 
Months and months ago, when Glambox was still around, I received a color called hypomaniac, and looked at her site to find out more. WELL, what I found was like a million AMAZING holos, and I knew from that point on that I would need to have ALL OF THEM!
So far, I have three of them, and now I'm going to share their greatness with you! 
I'm not the best swatcher by any means, as I'm pretty new at this, and VERY new at swatching acrylics, but you should definitely get the point!

First up, is a fantastic color called Catch Me If You Can. 
This one is an awesome teal polish that has TONS of linear holo. This picture seriously doesn't do it justice. The formula is awesome too. Not streaky at all which is always a bonus, and I'm pretty sure I used two coats here and got full coverage.
Here's a sunlight picture, but it still doesn't do it justice. I LOVE this color. It's so hard to capture how awesome it is with a cellphone camera. If you want to buy it CLICK HERE!

Next is Grapestomp. Out of the original two I purchased, I was the most excited for this one. It's seriously SO SO pretty and has SO MUCH FREAKING HOLO!!!!! I love purple polish, and this is essentially perfect. It's a jelly, so I used like 3 or 4 coats because I like to over compensate but whatever. :P I had a teensy issue with this staining the crap out of my acrylic nails though... but on natural nails. It's a total must have.
This was before I made the mistake of putting on acrylics...
ANND after. For the record, I took this picture at night, with my phone, and there is still THAT much holo. If you want to purchase this bad boy, CLICK HERE!

NEEEXT is Twerk-uoise, which I was lucky enough to receive after my staining incident. I picked this one, because it's just plain pretty, and figured I'd try out something lighter. ANNND swatch!
Just ignore how awful my acrylics look and focus on the polish. It's sooo pretty. This is like three coats, but you could easily get away with two. Again, AMAZING formula, LOTS of holo that you can't see in this picture, and I LOVE IT!  CLICK HERE to buy IT!

I ALSO want to comment on the fact that I got to test out Vapid Lacquer's topcoat, and it is equal to, IF NOT better than HK Girl, which I have been using for months now. So if you're unhappy with your current topcoat, seriously give it a try. It's awesome, dries super fast, doesn't smudge, and is only $6.99! CLICK HERE to buy it! It totally smooths out the polish, seriously.

So there's my thoughts on what I have so far from Vapid Lacquer. Seriously, awesome indie polishes right here. I definitely plan on getting ALOOOT more of them, if not ALL of them. PLUS there's a white holo that is calling my name.

Until next time,
Xx Ashley C.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Argan Alchemy Argan Oil Review!

So today I bring to you a review of an awesome argan oil that I've been testing out or awhile now. It's from Argan Alchemy and it is EXCELLENT! Last night I did a deep treatment on my hair and it feels amazing.
The best part about this argan oil, is that is it 100% pure, cold pressed and imported from Morocco! It's also 100% ORGANIC and you can tell! It has a kind of... nutty smell to it, but it isn't unpleasant. A little also goes a LONG way. Up until last night, I'd only used it to add shine to my hair, but after the deep treatment I did, my hair feels AMAZING. I basically soaked my hair in it, and left it on all night, then washed it out. My hair is so so so soft now, and usually when it's wet it feels like stringy, stretchy, and awful. It finally feels like hair again and not a fried out mess. I'd recommend this product to ANYONE with damaged hair. It is excellent. 
For those of you who don't know all that much about argan oil, you can use it for all sorts of things from a hair moisturizer, to hand and nail care, to a face moisturizer. You can also use it on stretch marks and it's supposed to help reduce those as well. Argan oil is great for inflammation, and can be used on acne, eczema, and even psoriasis to calm the skin. This product is definitely a good example of a product that is well made, as it has no additives what so ever, just pure 100% argan oil. 
Best Part: Argan Alchemy comes with a 100% money back guarantee. If you aren't satisfied after 30 days, you can return the product.
If you'd like to find out more information about this product or purchase, you can CLICK HERE
AND I have a coupon code for you so you can receive $5 off your purchase at Amazon!
The code is GLFV45YX  Just enter it at checkout! 

Until next time, Xx Ashley C.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Ipsy June 2014 Unboxing & Review!

Sorry I'm a little late with this post! I got my bag right before I left town and have had so many Tomoson reviews to do, I honestly didn't really have time to do anything else! Today I'm bringing you my June Ipsy bag! WHICH by the way, is AWESOME and for the first time in a WHILE I love every single thing in it!

For those of you who aren't subscribed to Ipsy already, here's a little info about it. For only $10 a month, you get a cute little bag packed full of makeup/skincare/haircare goodies valued usually up to $100. It's a killer deal and sometimes you even get full size products! I've found SO many different items and brands that I would have never tried myself through Ipsy. I've been subscribed a little over a year now and I LOVE IT!
If you'd like to find out more, or even subscribe yourself CLICK HERE! I'll post another link at the end of the review!

This month's theme was Pretty in Paradise. I really love what I received, especially because I just got back from the beach and all of the items came in really handy for me. Especially the beach waves spray, which is my favorite thing ever.
I apologize in advance that I didn't take photos of my bag when I received it. I'm going to try to pull together the best pics that I can!
Here's a picture of the bag this month! Isn't it so cute!?! I love it. Spoilers after this:

Premier Dead Sea Eye Duet Review!

Today I'm bringing you a review of an AMAZING product that I got the chance to test out via Tomoson. This stuff is seriously the bomb, and I am SO glad it got sent to me even though I'm super late posting my review up. I LOVE eye serums, and this is probably one of the best kits I've ever gotten the chance to try out. I feel like I've heard of this brand and possibly own a hand kit from one of those kiosks in the mall... I'll have to look around though but I remember it being really awesome too. Here's a picture of what I received!
Photo courtesy of Premier Dead Sea

First of all, I want to say how adorable this box is! Apparently it's limited edition, and I know I will absolutely be reusing it when I'm done. The amount of product I received is also amazing! Both containers are MASSIVE!!!! PLUS a you only need like the tiniest bit of the serum for both eyes, so this stuff is going to last me basically forever! The cream is pretty big too.. Here's a picture of the actual kit I received:
My Kit! See what a great box?!
Here's the Serum! I love the color of the bottle, and it's pretty big!
Okay so first off, this serum is wonderful. It's clear, but thick enough so that it's not runny, and when you rub it in is leaves your skin silky smooth. I can already see that my eyes are looking better, and I'm tired quite often, so this is exactly what I needed. The only complaint I have is that you have to be really careful with the pump, otherwise you will squeeze out way more than you need and totally waste it, but otherwise it's perfect. Here's what the actual serum looks like:
See, it's completely clear, and you can tell that it isn't dripping at all.

The eye cream is a little different, but also great. It is a white, creamy consistency like most other eyecreams and you don't really need much for full coverage. It's lightly scented, but not overly heavy and goes away basically immediately. I wish I had a moisturizer from this brand too, because I feel like my face would look like that of a 15 year old; These together make me feel younger, my skin is soft and not peeling, and the skin around my eyes feels tighter.
I've been using these both for over a month, and this is all that is gone. 
An added bonus, is that they work GREAT under makeup, and once completely dry I can apply my concealer and eyeshadow primer with no issues with them rubbing off. That, combined with actual results make this one of my favorite Eye kits EVER! If you ever get the chance to purchase one of these, DEFINITELY DO! I love it! 

For more information, you can click HERE to visit their website and check them out. They have all kinds of products from this eye kit, to hand kits, to masks, to body care. They're a great brand and I've had an awesome time working with them! They also shipped my kit super quickly, which is yet another added bonus. I believe the limited edition kit with both items is $599.99 which is kind of pricey, but they have some promotions going on right now, as well as a club! You can also purchase them separately. If I had to pick between the two, I'd definitely pick the serum. I seriously can't live without it! I heard through the grapevine that if you find them in malls, you can catch a deal, so be on the lookout!

I hope you guys enjoyed this review! I know I enjoyed trying out the product! 
More reviews to come very shortly, maybe even tonight depending on how late I feel like staying up!

Xx Ashley C.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.