Friday, January 23, 2015

Reese’s Spreads



(Reese’s Spreads was sent complimentary by Influenster for testing purposes)
I received a Reese’s Spreads VoxBox from Influenster to review.  Inside there was a jar of Reese’s new peanut butter chocolate spread.  I love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups so I was very excited to try out this new spread.
Let me start out by saying my whole family was excited to try out this product.  I was barely able to take pictures for my blog before my family was digging in to try the Reese’s Spreads.  We all tried it and we all loved it!  This spread is like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in a jar.  If you love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups this spread is for you.  You can add that delicious flavor to so many different things.  We already finished off our jar of Reese’s Spreads.  We ate most of it either on animal crackers or toast.  My favorite way to eat it was on toast with my morning coffee.
The Reese’s Spreads has a mostly smooth consistency with a bit of texture to it.  It tastes like peanut butter and chocolate just like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.  Some recommended pairings for this spread include: pretzels, fruit, pita chips, banana chips, vanilla wafers, and bacon.  
You can use this spread in recipes as well.  I found a few that I definitely want to try and have them on a Pinterest board.  You can check out my board here.  As soon as my family and I finished our Reese’s Spreads, they were already asking me to buy another jar.  This is something we will definitely be buying and using again.  The Reese’s Spreads come in 13oz. jars and sell for $3.89.  You can find them at food, mass, convenience, and drug stores nationwide.              
(Reese’s Spreads was sent complimentary by Influenster for testing purposes)

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Gleaming Gold with Black Swirls


Today I have one of my favorite manicures.  I started with a base coat and followed that with Avon’s Gleaming Gold nail polish.  When dry, I stamped on the lovely swirl-esque design on Bundle Monster plate BM-314 with the black Salon Express Nail Art Paint.  I finished it all off with N.Y.C.’s Grand Central Station.  
I love the gold with the black and the delicate look of the design.  I got a lot of compliments on these nails.  This is something I would wear again and again.    

Friday, December 12, 2014

Giveaway from Kaki at GlitterObsession.com and Leah Ann at llarowe.com

Kaki at Glitter Obsession had a giveaway and I was one of the winners.  The prize was a gift certificate from Kaki and Leah Ann for llarowe.com.  There were so many pretty polishes, it was hard to choose.  I ended up picking Hits Hefesto.  

Hefesto is a holographic top coat.  I am excited to use this pretty polish.  Kaki and Leah Ann are both very sweet.  Thank you both for the giveaway!  You can see Kaki’s blog here and visit Leah Ann’s shop here. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Cherry Pie Pictorial


Today I have a pictorial for the last design I showed.  I changed up how I created these nails from the original tutorial I had seen.  This is how I achieved this look.
  • I started with my base coat (L.A. Colors base coat-top coat) and let it dry.
  • I painted on my red polish (Sinful Colors Sugar Sugar) and let that dry.
  • I placed a few drops of my beige color (Mark Stay Neutral) on my Salon Express stamping plate holder.
  • I dipped a small dotting tool into Mark Stay Neutral and painted diagonal lines across my nails in one direction followed by diagonal lines in the opposite direction.  This was to mimic the look of a lattice style pie crust. 
  • When my lines were dry I added my top coat (N.Y.C.’s Grand Central Station) to protect my design.
 
This was a fun look to wear.  I love sweets and liked having cherry pies on my nails.  I hope you all have happy and safe holidays!    

Monday, November 24, 2014

Cherry Pie Nails


Today I have some adorable cherry pie inspired nails.  I had seen a tutorial for this look on the Refinery29 website and thought they would be perfect for Thanksgiving.  I changed up my version a bit and this is what I came up with.
I used L.A. Colors base coat-top coat followed by Sinful Colors Sugar Sugar.  My beige color is Mark Stay Neutral.  I finished my look with N.Y.C.’s Grand Central Station.        

These nails are too cute.  I think they are a nice design to wear for the holidays.  They are different yet still festive. 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Matte Purple with White Ghosts Nails



Happy Halloween
Here are some super cute Halloween nails.  I started with a base coat followed by a few coats of Avon’s Violetta.  Violetta is a deep purple matte nail polish. 
When this was dry, I stamped on some ghosts using Salon Express Nail Art Paint in Snow White and Bundle Monster plate BM-223.  I stamped the ghosts in a bottom top pattern to mimic the ghosts floating.  I added Hard Candy’s Matte-ly In Love top coat because I wanted to keep the matte finish of Avon’s Violetta nail polish.    
I think the purple with white ghosts are perfect for Halloween.  My only complaint is Avon’s Violetta started to chip somewhat quickly.  The last time I used Violetta it did not chip on me like it did this time.  I think this is because I added L.A. Colors Sassy Sparkle (BCC557) on top (which turned the matte finish glossy).  You can see that manicure here. 
To keep my ghostly manicure on my nails longer, I added Essence Nail Art Special Effect in It’s Purplicious.  It’s Purplicious is an awesome glitter polish with dark and light purple square glitters and smaller round micro glitter suspended in a clear base.  I got this polish from the lovely Ana of FairyAna.  You can see the other polishes I got in this swap here.  I did not take pictures with the glitter polish, but it did help extend the life of this manicure.  What are your tips and tricks to extending the life of your manicures?                       
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