Wednesday, January 18, 2017

CND Vinylux Mint Convertible

how's the weather where you guys are? here it's still crazy... going up and down in temperature all the time. it's made my allergies kick off majorly. luckily, i'm the only one in the family that it's happened to so far, so hopefully Mr. Pawlish and Mama Pawlish will be spared!

today we are checking out CND Vinylux in Mint Convertible! as you might guess, it's a mint green creme with a slightly warm undertone out in the sun. the bottle i got on clearance was quite clumpy and difficult to work with... i suspect the cap wasn't put back on securely at some point, so i'm not going to make judgements about it. i did use two coats for full opacity. and definitely finish off with CND Vinylux Weekly Top Coat!

two coats Mint Covertible, one coat Weekly Top Coat.

you can check out CND products on their WEBSITE. i will probably be buying their Vinylux line from Ulta and, where they retail for $10.50.

Happy Thursday! Ria :)

Monday, January 9, 2017

CND Vinylux Azure Wish

today was another day that didn't climb out the 20sF... but it's supposed to start warming up tomorrow. sadly, it will also start raining... but i'll take it over snow! hopefully, the rain will wash the remaining snow away and we'll be done with it. my friends in Virginia got like 8" of snow... can't tell y'all how happy i am to have missed out on that! :D

i'm currently testing out the CND Vinylux line. i got some of their polishes and the matching Weekly Top Coat at TJ Maxx and on clearance at Ulta... they are super spendy ($10.50) at full price!

CND Vinylux Azure Wish is a muted sky blue with an ultra hidden pearl shimmer. upon super close examination you can see it, but mostly it just looks like a creme. the pearl shimmer does make it catch the light more, though! i used two coats... but depending on how you apply one may be all you need. the formula is thick which makes it slightly hard to work with... but it's quite self-leveling and doesn't give you all those nasty bumps and bubbles that some thick polishes do. the only flaw i saw is a tiny little popped bubble or two which looks like a little hole! i think the Weekly Top Coat definitely is necessary to help it dry and give it the almost flawless finish it has.

two coats Azure Wish, one coat Weekly Top Coat.

you can check out CND products on their WEBSITE. i will probably be buying their Vinylux line from Ulta and, where they retail for $10.50... but i will definitely be checking for them on the clearance rack!

Happy Monday! Ria :)

Friday, January 6, 2017

Nail Polish Clearance at Ulta!

 hey, remember me? i'm still around :) still working through things, still trying to sort myself out. clearly, i'm not there yet... but i'm still trying. and that's all that counts. if you're struggling, too... remember, we're both out here still trying together :)

i wanted to jump on here and tell you about some STEALS on clearance nail polish at Ulta! they have some really spendy brands marked down to only $2.97... crazy. i was really excited about the Orly Epix (which retail for $12!)... turns out they are fantastic and i love them and i PLAN to review them soon. fingers crossed. sorry i didn't take a picture of the display, but i think there was a little something from most of the brands Ulta carries!

here's what i grabbed... ALL of these were marked down to $2.97 a piece. and Jassie photobombed <33333

hope you guys are well and 2017 is lining up to be a fantastic year!

Happy Friday! Ria :)