Month: June 2022


June 2022 Ipsy Bag – Show Your Colors

This month’s ipsy bag is a bit…meh. Except for that lemon zipper pull – I am OBSESSED.

I have been pampering my skin this year, so my product choice was Tatcha Indigo Night Cream. It’s THICK, but it’s not making me break out, so I like it. I think it would be better ion the winter than the summer, but since I opened it, I might as well use it.

Also in this month’s bag: Able Skincare Hyaluronic + Retinol Radical Youth Activator Serum (with a crisp cucumber scent, I LOVE this serum); Dr. Paw Paw Overnight Lip Mask (honestly, I haven’t tried it yet); Tarte Maneater Voluptuous Mascara (again, I have plenty of mascara, so I haven’t tried it yet); and Brow Atelier Groom & Sculpt Tinted Brow Gel in Chestnut (I don’t even have enough brows to groom or sculpt).

I am a bit disappointed with this month’s bag, but I’m CERTAIN that next month’s bag will be better.

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Snatched Strawberry

If I saw a strawberry this color, I sure wouldn’t eat it – it’s either not ripe yet or rotten!

In any case, this is Sinful Colors “Snatched Strawberry”. It’s another one of those smoothie textured polishes, except instead of black sprinkles, there are white sprinkles? What in the? Black sprinkles would actually make it look MORE like a strawberry? Have these people ever been to the produce section of a grocery store?

This is two coats of “Snatched Strawberry” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat. Since it’s a matte polish, I did not use a top coat…but I should have. This polish chipped very quickly!


Wild Green Arctic Fox

You know me, I’m a SUCKER for a 50% off sale…

Arctic Fox Hair Color for 50% off – that’s just $9.24! I loaded up…I got 5 shades: “Purple AF”, “Virgin Pink”, “Wrath”, “Aquamarine”, and “Ritual”. I am not sure what Lily and I will be doing with all these colors…you’ll just have to wait and see. I also grabbed a Punky Color Lightning Fast Bleach Kit for her, which came with a free brush and gloves.

I also purchased the Urban Decay Cosmetics Wild Greens Eyeshadow Palette ($22, down from $44). Green eyeshadow is hit or miss with my green eyes, but I figure it’s worth a shot at 50% off. I’ve used it a few times and I am liking the neutral peaches more than the greens.

This purchase was made back at the end of May – during Ulta’s Gorgeous Hair Event. I would’ve posted earlier, but there was a bizarre screw-up on my order…instead of my Wild Greens palette, I received a jar of It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream. Sure, the face cream is regularly $50, much more than the $22 I spent on the palette…but it’s the principle! I called Ulta Customer Care and they were quick to ship me out a palette AND a return label for the cream. I was kind of hoping they’d tell me to keep it, but I was a good girl and sent it right back…in a Sephora box.

Just $546 to Diamond in 2023!


Thinking of Fiona…

Thinking of Fiona…Shrek’s wife, not the other one!

How old is this polish? 10 years? 12 maybe? It’s OPI “Who the Shrek are You?” from their Shrek Forever After collection. My sister gave it to me when she worked at a fancy salon…the perfect Shrek skin green!

This is two coats of “Who the Shrek are You?” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat. I wanted some sparkle, so I used a combination of Sinful Colors “Call You Later” (green glitter) and Sinful Colors “Flame Game” (iridescent flakies) on my my accent nails. I topped those nails with Glisten & Glow Glitter Grabber and then ALL of my nails with Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

I could not stop staring at my nails – I LOVE this color.

I want another Shrek movie, dammit!



My nails needed a break!

After we returned from New York, I carefully trimmed each of my poor, neglected fingernails. Several of them were splitting and peeling – I was wondering if maybe the water was harder than I’m used to in Texas? Instead of subjecting them to another round of polish, I decided to try Sinful Colors “Glowin” 3-in-1 Treatment. A sheer wash of color to protect my nails and keep them shiny!

This is two coats of “Glowin” – no base coat, no top coat.


Strike A Pose

I wanted a neutral polish to wear on my trip to upstate New York, so I chose Sinful Colors “Strike A Pose”. This was a good choice – it matches any outfit and chips are hardly noticeable.

This is two coats of “Strike A Pose” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

“Strike A Pose” is from the Naughty Nudes Collection from several years ago. I cannot believe it took me three years to get naked with it!


Kiwi Lime

Did you miss me? More importantly…did you miss my NAILS?

I’ll admit, it was nice to have a break from beauty hoard-ing…but I’m excited to get back in the saddle and talk about nail polish. This particular polish was one I used a few weeks ago, before my pilgrimage to upstate New York.

Sinful Colors “Lime Light” is from Winnie Harlow’s new Fruity Blends Collection. It’s supposed to look like a smoothie – but who would put limes in a smoothie? Wouldn’t that curdle any dairy products in the smoothie??? And why not name the polish after a kiwi? This is exactly what the inside of a kiwi looks like – there are no black seeds in limes. In fact, limes don’t have seeds at all…

ANYWAY, this is two coats of “Lime Light” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat. No top coat, so I could experience the smoothie texture. I kind of wished I had tried at least one glossy nail, though – I’ll definitely try that next time.

On an unrelated note, I am playing around with the theme and fonts for the site – I’d welcome any feedback from out in the interwebs!