Monday, July 29, 2013

Swatch and Review: Milani Retro Glam Collection

Happy Monday, everyone! Today, I have for you six AWESOME new limited edition shades from Milani, including a really fun glitter topper called Jewel FX. It's named the Retro Glam Collection and my favorite part is that they're all named after ice cream flavors!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Swatch and Review: Zoya Irresistible Day 3 - Bobbi

Hope you're all having a great weekend! The heatwave here in the Northeast has FINALLY broken, so we're all very excited in my house. I never thought I'd be so happy to work in an office building in my LIFE.

Next up in the Zoya Irresistible Week is Bobbi!

Bobbi is a magenta foil, with orange, gold, and silver shimmer. The above is with two coats.

I probably could have gotten away with just one coat, but I like to use two just for the sake of making things even.

What do you think of Bobbi?

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Swatch and Review: Zoya Irresistible Day 2 - Hazel

Happy Friday, everyone! Today, I have for you the second shade in the Zoya Irresistible Collection...

Zoya Hazel!

Zoya Hazel is a blue-green foil metallic, with ice blue and olive green undertones. The above is with two coats.

Hazel is definitely a cousin of Crystal and Fei Fei. It's pretty close to Fei Fei, but I think she's a little more golden than olive. Crystal is icier, with silver glitter in there.

So what do you think of Hazel? If you already own Crystal and/or Fei Fei, would you pick her up?

Disclaimer: The product(s) in this post were provided to me by the manufacturer or their PR company for consideration. For more information please visit my Disclaimer page.   

Monday, July 15, 2013

Swatch and Review: Zoya Irresistible Day 1 - Kerry

Happy Monday, everyone! For this week, I'm going to post a different shade from the second half of the Zoya Summer Collection. It's called Irresistible and consists of foil glitter shades.

Today's polish is Kerry, a light yellow gold foil metallic. She's like a beach blonde!


 Kerry is very delicate, but also packs a big punch in the glitter department.

Check out how much Kerry sparkles indoors!

Zoya Kerry is available with the rest of the Irresistible Collection at!

What do you think of Kerry?

Disclaimer: The product(s) in this post were provided to me by the manufacturer or their PR company for consideration. For more information please visit my Disclaimer page.   

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Introducing... Brynn!

Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope you've been enjoying your weekend!

Thank you so much for your support and interest as I awaited the arrival of my second puppy-in-training. The response to the Name That Puppy giveaway was overwhelming!

So, without further adieu, introducing... Brynn!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Pawalla June Box Review

Happy weekend, everyone!

Sticking with the dog-related theme over the past week, I thought it was only appropriate to post my first Pawalla review.

Pawalla is a pet subscription box that consists of all-natural or organic boutique pet brands. They offer two different sized boxes for both dogs and cats: the deluxe ($30) and the mini ($20). Both ship for free. Aside from receiving 3 more items in the deluxe box, you also receive premium wet food. So if you don't use wet food for your pet, the mini is perfect for you.

The great thing about Pawalla is that you fill out a pet profile about the lucky dog or cat receiving the Pawalla box so their Pet Nutritionist can select the foods, treats, and supplements that are best for them. Also, anything you receive in your Pawalla box can be purchased on the shop along, with tons of related products from the same boutique brands they trust.

The deluxe box I received for review was specially selected for Dakota, a six-year old chocolate labrador retriever.

Here is how the box looks when it arrives. It's so cute!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Name That Puppy Giveaway

Hello, everyone! I'm sorry I've continued to be somewhat off the grid the last few weeks. My new job has taken over my life and while I love it, blogging has been taking a backseat.

But in awesome news, a very special four-legged addition is on her way to my family next week and that means you have a chance to win TWO MYSTERY ILLAMASQUA POLISHES!

As you may remember, this contest last ran back in February 2012, when I received my first Seeing Eye puppy from the "P" litter, I ran a contest to guess her name. Seeing Eye Puppy #2, a female yellow lab from the "B" litter, will be arriving on 7/11.

For those of you who haven't been following me for long, I am a raiser for the Seeing Eye Inc. of Morristown, NJ, the oldest guide dog school in the United States. Read here about the beginning of my journey with Pebbles, a black lab who recently graduated the program.

Puppies are assigned to families and individuals, whom they live with for anywhere from a year to 16 months. As a raiser, I will be training the puppy in obedience, house manners, and general desensitization to various locations and circumstances.

On 7/11, I know that I will be receiving a female Yellow Lab, who will be joining my six-year-old Chocolate Lab, Dakota, however, I do not know her name. The Seeing Eye names all of their puppies by assigning a letter to each litter in order of birth from A-Z. This makes it easy to recognize siblings and in fact, my puppy's sibling will belong to another member of my school club. What I do know is that she is from the "B" litter, meaning her name will start with a B.

And this is where you all come in! From now until 12:01 EST on July 11th, take a guess through the entry in the Rafflecopter widget below as to what "B" name you think she'll have! Guess the right name and you'll be the winner! If there are multiple winners, I will randomly draw through

Happy Guessing!