Swatches! OFRA lipliner and MDM flow Greater Than Volumizing Mascara

Remember to join the May Boxycharm giveaway by the end of the day Saturday!

 

It’s for US and Canada shipping, only, but you get May’s Boxycharm all randomly selected by Rafflecopter. Enter here.

And wow, I had a cold when I recorded this early in the week. I had no idea and wondered why I looked a bit rough. Extra makeup!

Much Love,

Gloria

 

 

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NOTD Julep Jelly Sandwich with Poppy and Crystal

 

Julep Poppy and Crystal Jelly Sandwich

Julep Poppy and Crystal Jelly Sandwich

I started playing with jellies recently, having not been a fan before.

I’m kind of digging the hard candy quality of the polishes, though. Plus, jelly sandwiches are fun! Today I used Julep Poppy and Crystal.

Julep Poppy and Crystal Jelly Sandwich in sunlight

Julep Poppy and Crystal Jelly Sandwich in sunlight

Julep Poppy and Crystal Jelly Sandwich

Julep Poppy and Crystal Jelly Sandwich

Julep Poppy and Crystal Jelly Sandwich in sunlight

Julep Poppy and Crystal Jelly Sandwich in sunlight

Poppy goes on very nicely for a jelly, although that first coat will always look a bit streaky. Crystal, as all large glitter/object polishes takes a little work to get the pieces on your nails. I’ve never liked it as a topper because it gets caught on everything, but it’s great in a jelly sandwich mani. I can still feel the corners a little, but it’s got a couple of layers on top, so it’s all good.

Meanwhile, a reminder about my Boxycharm giveaway.

boxycharm giveaway

 

This is my spare one from May.

Boxycharm May 2015 giveaway so click here and enter the giveaway

The box I’m giving away is from this blog post. You have until end of the day August 2nd to enter.

This is for the US and Canada only. International shipping makes it a little prohibitive.

Share the giveaway, don’t be greedy! Thanks!

Much Love,

Gloria

 

 

Julep rethink your shower plus a Boxycharm giveaway!

Yes, it’s finally time to give away that May Boxycharm box!

Boxycharm May 2015 giveaway so click here and enter the giveaway

The box I’m giving away is from this blog post.

{**edit**} This is for the US and Canada only. International shipping makes it a little prohibitive. I apologize for not clarifying this, but it’s the first giveaway I’ve done in a very long time, so I forgot!

I misspoke myself, so please comment on the rafflecopter giveaway link up there instead. You have until the end of the day August 2nd. Good luck!

You might also notice that Bun-Bun hanging at the top right. I got it at Pete Abram’s epic Halloween party where I had to play Basphomy and apparently, I was scary. I’ve never had so much fun not talking to anyone at the party. Plus, I had to sing a Basphomy version of Sound of Music, and it resulted in some major shade throwing to the person who took a joke further than I wanted. 😉

Much Love,

Gloria

NOTD Enchanted Polish Entwined and Desert Sunset

Enchanted Polish Entwined and Desert Sunset

Enchanted Polish Entwined and Desert Sunset

I love Enchanted Polish, and this summer’s colors are gorgeous.

These two are Desert Sunset, a pink coral scattered holograhic with gold and blue flecks and Entwined which is a collaboration with Dorra @didoline, didolines-nails.com.

EP Entwined Desert Sunset2

Enchanted Polish Desert Sunset and Entwined

Enchanted Polish Desert Sunset and Entwined

Entwined has an interesting finish. It’s  almost hazy, maybe a bit pearl, but the holographic is also strong with orange, gold and blue flecks. The formula was a little difficult on the first coat. If I went over where I had already applied with another brush stroke, it pulled the polish off, however, on the second coat, it gave full coverage with no trouble. These are gorgeous shades alone or as accents, so I’ll be hoarding these after this!

I would love to hear from you, so let me know what you think!

Much Love,

Gloria

Enchanted Polish Daydream and House of the Rising Sun NOTD

I love Enchanted Polish, and this sky blue and fiery yellow are gorgeous together. 

EP Daydream House of the Rising sun

EP Daydream House of the Rising sun.2 Enchanted Polish Daydream with House of the Rising Sun accent nails under artificial light

Enchanted Polish Daydream with House of the Rising Sun accent nails

Enchanted Polish Daydream with House of the Rising Sun accent nails in sunlight

Daydream is an aqua holographic and House of the Rising Sun is described as a sunflower shimmer holographic. Both are more scattered but in the sun are particularly gorgeous with flecks of blue and red and green. The formula is nice, even and gives good coverage with two coats. As usual, EP doesn’t fail to impress, so get them if you can!

Much Love,

Gloria

Birchbox July 2015 with add-on sunglasses

First, I went to the Cloisters yesterday, finally, and saw…The Last Unicorn (okay The Unicorn in Captivity, but you know!)

The Unicorn in Captivity

The Unicorn in Captivity

You can’t see the unicorn is bleeding in a few places when you usually see the photos of the tapestry, but I have to say, I’m glad there weren’t really any unicorns, because humans would have NOT BEEN NICE. All of the unicorns in the collection were being hunted, attacked by dogs, being speared, etc, etc. The museum is built out of parts and art from churches around the world and from different times. It felt like I was worshiping through Time and Space. Meanwhile:

I love my Birchboxes!

Here’s me trying Benefit They’re Real! Push-Up Liner

I really love this month’s box. I can see me using everything, but maybe not the liner. I’ll try it again this week, but I found it very difficult to apply, for a gel. Lots of tugging on delicate eyelid skin, which gives you that droopy, saggy eye look NO ONE wants. Ladies, if you apply your eyeshadow with your finger every day, keep in mind how much  you’re pulling at your skin.

Here’s a list of the products, plus a link to Birchbox if you’d like to try it out:

Atelier Cologne Pomélo Paradis Cologne Absolue

Benefit They’re Real! Push-Up Liner

Jouer Daily Clarifying Treatment Oil

stila look at me liquid lipstick trio – in Beso

RUSK® Heatshift™ Re-Styling Cream

R+Co ATLANTIS Moisturizing Shampoo

The SunSki sunglasses I got as part of my Birchbox Choice for $20 aren’t up on the site, but I linked to the main company.

As usual, Birchbox gave me a great lineup of products to try out, and I think my must-haves are the cologne, the lipstick and maybe the liner, if I can make it work without trouble on Monday! I’ll let you know! I already have the sunglasses, and they are great! I went running in them, and not one slip. I went sightseeing around The Cloisters yesterday and they stayed put and looked stylish. Love them!

Much Love,

Gloria