Julep’s January 2017 box

Yep, I see in the future OR Julep sent out the boxes really, really fast

I wish I had switched out the polish, since I have many similar colors, but the face oil is a nice treat!

Have a safe and happy new year! Polish up for the festivities and I’ll see you in 2017!

Much Love,

Gloria!

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Black Dahlia Subscription for May, 2016

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I know I said I didn’t need more polish…but it’s Black Dahlia

I signed up for this a few months ago, and due to trying to save some money, and having so much polish I feel a little crazy about it, I haven’t gotten any in a while. I thought I should this month, since I haven’t been buying much at all the last 6-8 months, and I’m glad I did. The colors are gorgeous.

Platinum Evergreen

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Platinum Evergreen

This is an almost textured silvered celery polish with iridescent and silver micro glitter. It does have a mild scattered holo finish with green/gold/blue shifts. I didn’t find the holo impressive at all, but it’s a beautiful polish that even someone who has slightly conservative tastes would feel fairly comfortable wearing. I think it works well for summer or holiday looks. I can totally see wearing it plain for everyday or using it in nail art.

Plum Poppy and Wild Meadow

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Wild Meadow, Plum Poppy, Platinum Evergreen

Wild Meadow, Plum Poppy

Plum Poppy is described as a warm lavender crelly with turquoise, bright blue and violet flakies. It’s a bit opaque for the flakies to really come through brightly, but in direct sun you can see the blue ones come out.

Wild Meadow is a robin’s egg blue crelly with bright orange, white, yellow, and green matte glitter. I LOVE this one. It was my least favorite on opening the box. I put it on and thought wow! This is so fun! With two coats the color is opaque enough and the glitter/shapes come though nicely. I would wear this a lot through the summer, and I expect I’ll wish for another bottle before the season is over.

I hope you check them out and try out their subscription. It’s $20 a month, and for 3 hand-made, vegan, cruelty-free, 5-free polishes it’s not a bad price.

http://blackdahlialacquer.com/monthly-polish-subscription/

Check out my YouTube channel for videos, too!

https://www.youtube.com/user/cheapyummyshiny

Much Love,

Gloria

Enchanted Polish Dupes swatch

It’s been my unicorn…gimme a Dime Piece

I know it’s not the hardest one to get, but I could never get it. I finally added Dime Piece to my collection. Here’s a look at some of the polishes I collected over the years, trying to assuage my D.P. obsession.

http://www.enchantedpolish.com/product/dime-piece
Vacation on Mars

Kismet


It looks like Cult Cosmetics and Above the Curve no longer sell, but you should be able to find them for sale online.

Thanks for watching!

Much Love,

Gloria!

Birchbox points haul

Once again, showing off the stuff I got for my points from Birchbox. I love this subscription, and don’t believe it’s not worth it. Take the 30 seconds per item you get to review them for 10 points each review from your box plus one point per dollar spent on your full-sized orders, and every 100 points means $10 off a  purchase.

Love!

Try out Birchbox

find me on Instagram at GloriaChapa1.

Much Love,

Gloria