Nail Polish of the Week – Essie Hide and Go Chic Review and Swatches

 

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This week’s nail polish is Essie’s Hide and Go Chic from Essie’s Spring 2014 collection.

Essie describes the color as a “covetable azure blue.” It’s a very pretty blue-green color. It applied well and was opaque after two coats of nail polish.

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You can find this nail polish and all of the past Nail Polishes of the week at my Nail Polish of the Week Luvocracy collection!

What nail polish are you wearing this week? Let me know in the comments!

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Nail Polish of the Week #10 – Beautifully Disney Nail Polish in Diva of the Deep

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Disney recently came out with a makeup line called Beautifully and I was able to get my hands on one of the nail polishes, a beautiful purple called Diva of the Deep!

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Purple is my favorite color and this purple is gorgeous! This polish was so easy to apply. I used two coats here, but it was opaque after one coat!

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If you’re in Disney anytime soon I definitely recommend picking up this nail polish.

What nail polish are you wearing this week? And would you try something from Disney’s makeup collection, Beautifully? Let me know in the comments!

My favorite Scrub! Goldfaden MD Doctor’s Scrub – Ruby Crystal Microderm Exfoliator- Review

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My favorite facial scrub at the moment is Doctor’s Scrub from Goldfaden MD. I had never heard of this brand or this scrub until I received a sample in the mail with some other products I ordered online. I think this is the first product I’ve ever been convinced to buy from one of those free samples. I tried it once and was blown away.

The description reads “Dr. Goldfaden’s coveted exfoliator contains powerful Ruby Crystals that provide immediate cell renewal by polishing away dead surface cells, leaving skin brighter, clearer and younger-looking. Formulated with line-filling Hyaluronic Acid, this product delivers long-lasting hydration while nourishing Seaweed and Organic Red Tea Extracts provide antioxidant protection. Daily use improves the appearance of fine lines, reduces pore size, and leaves behind healthy, radiant skin.”

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It’s a very fine scrub, so if you have very sensitive skin it may not be right for you, but if you don’t mind that type of scrub then I would definitely recommend it. I find with scrubs that just have a few beads or larger pieces that they don’t do much. I tend to get dry skin on my nose, as I use more drying products on my nose. Scrubs that aren’t as fine don’t seem to do anything to help remove dry/dead skin in that area, but this scrub does a great job at exfoliating. It leaves my skin feeling very soft and all of the dead skin is gone. I use it about 2 times a week depending on how my skin is doing. If you have dry or flaky skin that doesn’t seem to be helped by most exfoliators, I would definitely give this product a try.

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I only have two complaints about this scrub. One is the packaging. It’s a screw off cap and the product is in a tub. I don’t really mind the tub, although a squeeze tube would have been easier, but a screw off cap for this type of product is terrible. The jar can be difficult to open. Also, some of the scrub has ended up on the sides of the cap, which has made it even more difficult to open and close.

The other issue is the price. It is expensive at $75, a lot more money then I normally like to pay for this type of product. But, I have been using it for a while and a little product goes a long way. The jar isn’t huge, but I think you could make it last for quite a long time, especially if only using it 1-2 times a week in small amounts.

Also, you can definitely find a discount on this product! I picked this up from SkinStore.com. If you search around online you can almost always find a good coupon for this website. When I purchased this I had a 20% off coupon, and they actually have a 20% off coupon right now, S8U88LE8Y, which is good until 10/31. I found this code by searching on RetailMeNot.com. Retail Me Not also has an app, I’ve started getting into the habit of checking it before I buy anything and I’ve found some great coupons on there! SkinStore.com also has a high cash back percentage from Ebates, right now they have 12% cash back! So if you plan to buy anything from that site definitely make sure you use Ebates!

Overall, even though there are some issues with the packaging and it is quite expensive, I definitely think the product is worth it, especially if you can manage to find a coupon or discount.

 

How often do you exfoliate? What’s your favorite scrub (face, body, or both!)? Let me know in the comments!

Nail Polish of the Week #9 – Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Spanglemaker – Swatches and Review

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This week’s nail polish is Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics in Spanglemaker.

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It’s a beautiful silver that applied very easily and was opaque after two coats.

 

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What nail polish have you been wearing this week? Let me know in the comments!

Nail Polish No Buy Update – one week!

Nail Polish of the Week #8 – Topshop Tidal – Swatches and Review

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This week’s nail polish is Topshop’s Tidal.

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It is a very light blue that leans a bit gray. I don’t have any other nail polish that is similar to Tidal. When I picked this color up I thought it might be too white or too light, but on the nails I am absolutely loving it and it is very wearable.

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It is a bit of a thicker consistency, but it applied well and was opaque in two coats. I would definitely recommend this color!

What nail polish have you been wearing this week? Let me know in the comments!

Nail Polish No Buy Update – one week!

Nail Polish of the Week #7 – Topshop Eclipse – Swatches and Review

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This week’s nail polish is Topshop’s Eclipse.

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It’s a green blue metallic duochrome polish. It is gorgeous, I am obsessed with this color!

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It applied well and dried quickly. It was also opaque after two coats!

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So pretty!

What nail polish have you been wearing this week? What is your favorite kind of duochrome? Let me know in the comments!

Nail Polish No Buy Update – I broke my no buy! I might do a haul post with the nail polish I picked up though.

Nail Polish of the Week #6 – Topshop Moonshine

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This week’s nail polish is Topshop’s Moonshine. It’s a rose gold metallic polish. It’s a beautiful color and I really don’t have anything else in my nail polish collection that is very similar to it.

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Moonshine applied well. It was opaque after one coat, but I did two thin coats to make it look a bit more even. It is a metallic polish so it does have somewhat visible brushstrokes, but I find that happens with every metallic polish I try.

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What nail polish have you been wearing this week? Do you like metallic polishes? Let me know in the comments!

Nail Polish No Buy Update – 3 weeks since I last bought nail polish!