Thursday, July 30, 2015

FingerPaints Once In A Wild... Exotic Emerald

Mr. Pawlish and i headed over to the barn this morning, i rode for a little while bareback... but i decided to hop off because she was getting stupid. a dump truck arrived and of course she acted like she'd never seen one before! what a goober.

today is the last of the FingerPaints Once In A Wild collection, Exotic Emerald! (it's a press sample, kindly provided to me for review). this one also happens to be my favorite :D it's a super dark green base that looks pretty black with turquoise shimmers... it's GORGEOUS! two coats easily gives you full opacity... it's not difficult to apply at all. you can leave this one with it's semi-matte finish, but i think it looks it's absolute best with a high shine topcoat! i used two coats of topcoat to make sure the finished mani was super smooth and glossy.

two coats Exotic Emerald, one coat Salon Perfect Crystal Clear Top Coat. (both are press samples).




it's crazy reflective with two coats of topcoat :D

FingerPaints polishes are sold exclusively at Sally Beauty Supply and their website www.SallyBeauty.com!

i hope you've enjoyed this look at the Once In A Wild collection. i have to say, FingerPaints is consistently hitting it out of the park... if you've never tried their polishes, i highly recommend them! Ria :)


:: these products were provided to me for review. these are my honest opinions. ::

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

FingerPaints Once In A Wild... Amazon Sky

i'm watching The Real Housewives of Orange County while i write this post... man, those girls are crazy! i totally love these shows, i love watching people who's life drama far exceeds my own ;) August is shaping up to be a super stressful month... glad i have my Housewives!

Amazon Sky is today's FingerPaints Once In A Wild collection polish! (it's a press sample, kindly provided with me for review). i've never been to the Amazon, so i have no idea what the sky looks like... but this polish is gorgeous nonetheless! it's an ultra-shimmery saturated warm blue... as you guys probably know, i can never get enough blues :D the formula for this one is fantastic, two easy coats for full opacity... i was concerned because some of these types of polishes have less than stellar formula, but this one is so easy to apply! you can leave it at the matte sandpapery type finish it dries down to, but i prefer this one with topcoat... it just comes alive :)

two coats Amazon Sky, one coat Salon Perfect Crystal Clear Top Coat. (both are press samples).




FingerPaints polishes are sold exclusively at Sally Beauty Supply and their website www.SallyBeauty.com!

seriously... how awesome is this blue?! Happy Wednesday! Ria :)


:: these products were provided to me for review. these are my honest opinions. ::

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

FingerPaints Once In A Wild... Once In A Wild

whew, am i exhausted! i had a jumping lesson this afternoon and man was it HOT! both Echo and i were completely drenched in sweat and wiped out... but it was a great lesson :) totally worth the hard work!

today's FingerPaints Once In A Wild polish is actually named for the collection... it's Once In A Wild! (it's a press sample, kindly provided to me for review). this polish is a warm, dusty purple that is full of sparkle. it dries down to an awesome matte finish which is a bit textured from the sparkles in it. it reminds me a lot of sandpaper! you can put topcoat over it, which i did on the other two that are coming up next with a similar dry down... however, i just loved this one as a sparkly matte! it's super easy to apply and opaque in two coats... really just a great polish :)

two coats Once In A Wild.




FingerPaints polishes are sold exclusively at Sally Beauty Supply and their website www.SallyBeauty.com!

hope you all are having fantastic weeks! i'm really enjoying having Mr. Pawlish home for his week off!! Ria :)


:: these products were provided to me for review. these are my honest opinions. ::

Monday, July 27, 2015

FingerPaints Once In A Wild... Amethyst Accent

well, it's been a while! super sorry i've been AWOL again... sometimes i just can't seem to get myself together. Mr. Pawlish is on leave this week, and Mama Pawlish is going to be gone visiting a friend, so it will be a bit of a change up at home :)

today i have Amethyst Accent from FingerPaints Once In A Wild collection to share with you all! (it's a press sample, kindly provided to me for review). this polish is an ultra shimmery purple... not quite a foil, but similar! it looks like a warmer purple in some lights, and a more grape cooler purple in others. Amethyst is a great name for it because it comes in so many colors! there is a bit of gold you can see in the bottle, but it's really not visible on the nail. (bummer!) it's easy to work with and opaque in two coats... you will want to use a shiny topcoat to really bring out the sparklies!

two coats Amethyst, one coat Salon Perfect Crystal Clear Top Coat. (both are press samples).





FingerPaints polishes are sold exclusively at Sally Beauty Supply and their website www.SallyBeauty.com!

this swatch photo is on my right hand... i'm trying out using both hands for swatching! the most difficult part is proving to be getting the camera angle right... bear with me while i get it figured out! Ria :)


:: these products were provided to me for review. these are my honest opinions. ::

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

FingerPaints Once In A Wild... Vermillion $ Painting

yesterday didn't play out at all how i thought it would... Mama Pawlish and i went to lunch at Chickfila and i was supposed to have a jump lesson in the afternoon... but my friend i jump with wasn't feeling well, so we ended up rescheduling for Friday. since i had the afternoon free, i went to look a car that might work for Mr. Pawlish. that one wasn't the one... but i do think a Mazda3 is the way to go. of course, my last two cars have been 3s, so i may be biased!

today's polish is Vermillion $ Painting from FingerPaints Once In A Wild collection! (it's a press sample, kindly provided to me for review). it's an ultra shimmery red with golden microglitter... i wasn't going to wear this as a full manicure, but once i got it on my swatch fingers, it was so beautiful that i just had to wear it full on! it's got a strong orange undertone that makes a great summer red as opposed to those ultra cool toned Christmas reds. it has a medium opacity which looks good at two coats, but i do prefer the full coverage of three! definitely use topcoat to bring out all the sparkle :)

two coats Vermillion $ Painting, one coat Salon Perfect Crystal Clear Top Coat. (both are press samples).





the picture just isn't doing justice to the sparkles... outside it shimmers like CRAZY! i don't really get the name though... any guesses??

FingerPaints polishes are sold exclusively at Sally Beauty Supply and their website www.SallyBeauty.com!

hope car shopping goes well tomorrow... we've got an appointment to see a car! anything fun going on with you guys? Ria :)


:: these products were provided to me for review. these are my honest opinions. ::

Monday, July 13, 2015

FingerPaints Once In A Wild... Titian Tint

whew... Saturday was crazy! Mr. Pawlish and i headed over to Delaware to visit his family... but first, Mr. Pawlish locked his keys in the car at a gas station a mile or so from our house. since the spare key was in my purse in the car... we had to call USAA to come unlock it. so, over an hour later, we were finally on our way. the car started acting a little funny over a bridge, but since it started when i used the FM transmitter and stopped when i took it out, it seemed like the frequency somehow affected the car and we pressed on. sadly... it was the transmission and it started acting up again in Delaware. so after visiting, we limped the car back home to Maryland, and i took it in to the mechanic today. he confirmed the transmission is toast and that fixing it would be more than the car is even worth... so, car shopping on Thursday! thankful to God that we made it home safely :)

today we are kicking off FingerPaints Once In A Wild collection reviews! like most polishes, the press release pictures don't even begin to capture how gorgeous these are in person :D we're starting out with Titian Tint, a rosy golden light bronze chrome... yep, it's just that dimensional! (it's a press sample, kindly provided to me for review). it goes on like a dream... you could easily use just one coat, but i still prefer two... probably just my OCD ;) to bring out all the sparkle and lock in your manicure, make sure to use topcoat!

two coats Titian Tint, one coat Salon Perfect Crystal Clear Top Coat. (both are press samples).




FingerPaints polishes are sold exclusively at Sally Beauty Supply and their website www.SallyBeauty.com!

we are going to traveling again this weekend, this time to see my Nonna in Virginia. i sincerely hope it is a far less eventful trip! how was your weekend? Ria :)


:: these products were provided to me for review. these are my honest opinions. ::

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Sale Alert! :: Laura Geller Beauty on Hautelook

sorry i've been MIA... i haven't been feeling very well and since Mr. Pawlish had a four day weekend, i took the time to just spend relaxing with him :) i wanted to pop on here and tell you all that Laura Geller Beauty is on Hautelook (www.hautelook.com) with some amazing deals! you can check out www.LauraGeller.com, too :)

there is a 12 item limit and Hautelook gives you only 15 minutes to have an item in your cart... after that it must be added again! if the item looks to be sold out but someone still has it in their cart, it goes on hold and you can keep checking back to see if it's available again... but once it's sold out, it's gone for good. the whole thing is a bit nerve wracking to me... but quite exciting at the same time :D the event started this morning so a few things have sold out, but there are plenty of awesome products left! the sale ends Saturday at 8AM Pacific Time, but it's one of those things you'll want to jump on because there are limited quantities!

it's free to join Hautelook, and it's a Nordstrom company. it takes a few weeks for things to ship... but i think it's worth it for the prices! this is my first time actually placing an order, so we'll see how it goes. let me know if you guys order anything and what you get! Happy Wednesday! Ria :)

here are the things i ordered that are still available!

Laura Geller Beauty
Sugared Baked Pearl Eyeshadow - Upper East Side Purple
Color: No Color Size: OS Quantity: 1
$9.00
Non-Returnable

Laura Geller Beauty
Sugared Baked Pearl Eyeshadow - Tribeca Blue
Color: No Color Size: OS Quantity: 1
$9.00
Non-Returnable


Laura Geller Beauty
Sugared Baked Pearl Eyeshadow - Soho Pink
Color: No Color Size: OS Quantity: 1
$9.00
Non-Returnable

Laura Geller Beauty
Eye Rimz Baked Wet-Dry Eye Accents - Potion
Color: No Color Size: OS Quantity: 1
$10.00
Non-Returnable

Laura Geller Beauty
Eye Rimz Baked Wet-Dry Eye Accents - Enchanted Forest
Color: No Color Size: OS Quantity: 1
$10.00
Non-Returnable

Laura Geller Beauty
Eye Rimz Baked Wet-Dry Eye Accents - Crystal Cobalt
Color: No Color Size: OS Quantity: 1
$10.00
Non-Returnable

Laura Geller Beauty
Baked Flambe Eyeshadow Eye Color Duo with Mini Double Ended Shadow-Liner Brush - Toasted Almond
Color: No Color Size: OS Quantity: 1
$14.00
Non-Returnable

Laura Geller Beauty
Baked Flambe Eyeshadow Eye Color Duo with Mini Double Ended Shadow-Liner Brush - Pistachio Creme
Color: No Color Size: OS Quantity: 1
$14.00
Non-Returnable

Laura Geller Beauty
Baked Flambe Blush Retractable Blush Brush - Sugar Plum
Color: No Color Size: OS Quantity: 1
$15.00
Non-Returnable

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Butter London Patent Shine 10X Chat Up

went on a trail ride today! i love trail riding, it's pretty awesome to be able to wander the woods on horseback :) there was a gorgeous heron sitting on a rock in the pond... it was pretty awesome to see it. i've only seen one a few times before, and not since i lived in Virginia, so i was really excited!

today i have Chat Up from the new Butter London Patent Shine 10X line to share with you all! Butter London is one of my fave brands, so of course i had to get one from the new line to try out for myself. they are even more spendy than normal Butter polishes which retail at $15... the Patent Shine 10X line goes for $18. i think this is the most i've ever paid for a polish O.o

the 10X comes from the ten benefits the polishes have... this list is straight from Butter London!

10 Benefits:
  • Up to 10 day wear
  • Chip resistant
  • Full colour coverage
  • Gel-like cushion finish and shine
  • Fade-resistant
  • Protect
  • Smooth
  • Strengthen
  • Brighten
  • 7 Free - Butter London does not add formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, DBP, camphor, xylene, or ethyl tosalimide to its nail product formula

Chat Up is a green-toned blue creme that is super pigmented. completely opaque at one coat, and with two coats finished with top coat, it absolutely had the look of a gel! it did chip on me... but i do work with my hands a lot and my nails are so peely. very few polishes last more than a day or two without at least a little chipping.

two coats Chat Up, one coat Salon Perfect Crystal Clear Top Coat. (topcoat is a press sample).




have you tried the Patent Shine 10X line? what did you think? i really like the look of them... wish they were a bit cheaper, though!

as you can see, i had to do a big chop on my nails... they were completely falling apart. i had to do some major scrubbing on Echo where she has some bacterial infection issues, and that did them in! i will probably be keeping them fairly short until it clears up... but i really miss having claws.

Happy Wednesday! Ria :)


:: the Salon Perfect product is a press sample provided to me for review. these are my honest opinions. ::