Middle Aged Beauty Queen

(The items featured in this post were sent to me for review. I was not asked to write about them, nor was I asked to send them a “preview” copy. All opinions are my own.)

Pacifica is a newer line of nail polish that interested me because not only is it 3 free, nor 4 free but it is 7 free, 100% Vegan AND CRUELTY FREE. The latter being the most important, for me anyway.

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Fantasea is this gorgeous blue that has a very subtle shimmer. It shows on the nail in the right light but to be fair it is also very subtle in the bottle. The formula was great, I liked the brush. Full coverage with 1 coat would have been easy-peasy, but you know me, I always do 2 coats. This picture has no top coat. Wear time was pretty normal, no chips and very little tip wear. I was impressed with that because I actually wore this one for almost a week. What!? Yes, you read right I wore a polish for almost a week! Ha! ๐Ÿ˜˜

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This is Fantasea with a matte top coat from Pacifica. Again the top coat is 7 free and , 100% Vegan and CRUELTY FREE.
I liked the look of the matte top coat. I have been using quite a bit. Here are a couple more “matte” looks:

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As you can see this matte top coat from Pacifica gives just what is promised, a matte look. I like it on the darker polishes as well as the brighter ones.
Look for this brand when shopping, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. In fact I bet you’d be pleased and I love the 7 free, vegan CRUELTY FREE aspect of any cosmetic company, not just this one.

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Fantasea, one more look! See, this is why I wore for almost a week, such a pretty color.

(The items featured in this post were sent to me for review. I was not asked to write about them, nor was I asked to send them a “preview” copy. All opinions are my own.)

๐Ÿ’… As always, thanks for stopping by!

(This bottle was sent to me by a PR firm for my review. I was not asked to specifically write about these. All opinions are my own)

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As always, the photos from my iPad do not do justice to these gorgeous, and I do mean gorgeous polishes. New for Fall 2014 from Deborah Lippmann these polishes all have a great new finish called luxe chrome. I have never seen anything like it and I’d bet a nickel neither have you. I love this finish and with a metallic polish yet!

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Take the A Train is a gray-ish silver with the luxe chrome finish. Usually with a metallic or silver, gold, or any other metallic color it can be like trying to paint chewing gum onto your nails. Needless to say, Deborah Lippmann has a winner with this formula.

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The polish goes on smooth with complete coverage in one coat. I was tempted to leave it at that because of other experiences with the metallic finish and the crappy results from doing a 2nd coat, but I did apply a 2nd coat with no problems. The polish dries fairly fast and looks beautiful. My nails are smooth as glass, I couldn’t be happier. This color is unique as it changes with the light, it’s mostly silver but can be lilac, or a gray-ish blue.

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I’ve already added Harlem Nocturne as an accent but I will do a full manicure, along with the Lull-a-Bye-Broadway (the prettiest rosรฉ gold ever) and I’ll let you know what I think of those. I have a feeling I will love them just as much as Take the A Train.

Final Thoughts: on the Deborah Lippmann New York Marquee Fall 2014 Collection is a win, is a win, is a win! You guys know me well enough that I’m not just saying that. This formula is truly different from any other metallic formula I’ve tried. I’m sure you will like it and I hope you will give it a try.
Deborah Lippmann can be found at Deborah Lippmann’s website and at Nordstrom and Sephora along with the usual sites like Amazon. Retail price is $20 but look for sales at Nordstrom’s and Sephora. I know it’s a lot of money but this particular collection is well worth it.

(This bottle was sent to me by a PR firm for my review. I was not asked to specifically write about these. All opinions are my own)

๐Ÿ’…As always, thanks for stopping by!

(The polish featured in this post was sent to me for review by a PR firm. I was not asked, nor instructed in any way as to what to do with these samples. All opinions are my own.)

Yes, butter LONDON will be featured on HAUTELOOK ( http://www.hautelook.com/short/3Bg7v ) this Monday, tomorrow, beginning at 8am PST. If you are not familiar with HAUTELOOK (http://www.haute-look.com/short/3Bg7v ) it is a NORDSTROM company which in itself tells you they have the best quality items, service like no other with great sales. Please check them out, not just for beauty items, although they have plenty of beauty brands to chose from but HAUTELOOK ( http://www.hautelook.com/short/3Bg7v ) has something for the entire family.
But, let’s back to what we care about: nail polish! And especially butter LONDON.

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Queen Vic from butter LONDON is a def must have. It is a blue based maroon with just a hint of orchid. I have a hard time with maroon polish as mostly they turn to a rusty color but Queen Vic most def does not.

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The formula for Queen Vic from butter LONDON is perfect. Like most quality polish complete coverage is achieved with 1 coat but a second coat makes it all the better. Whether you chose one or two coats, butter LONDON polish dries like glass. I wouldn’t say this formula wears like iron, but it has a longer wear time, as far as tip wear that is, than most. As you all know I don’t wear my polish long enough to determine chip wear These pictures are with 2 coats and I used the butter LONDON PD Quick Dry top coat.

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Queen Vic with Lovely Jubbly is a perfect pairing. I love wearing these 2 together.

I am featuring Queen Vic today because that is what I happen to be wearing, but don’t get me wrong, butter LONDON has so many classic colors and unique colors all their own. Please scroll past the end of the post for some of my favorites. I even have a list of which ones I’d love to have (the only other brand I have a wish list for is CHANEL, surprise, surprise!)
This is my butter LONDON list (Jilly and Drew hint, hint, hint….)
Bobby dazzler – love, love love
British racing green
Trollope
Poole
Stroppy
Jaded jack
Giddy kipper
Cotton buds
Cor climes
Cheeky chops

I, for one am hoping one or more of these will be on HAUTELOOK site. I hope you get a chance to check out HAUTELOOK ( http://www.hautelook.com/short/3Bg7v ) tomorrow, and check early as things tend to sell out fast. Please let me know if you got any of their great bargains.

(The polish featured in this post was sent to me for review by a PR firm. I was not asked, nor instructed in any way as to what to do with these samples. All opinions are my own.)

๐Ÿ’…As always, thanks for stopping by!

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(This bottle was sent to me by a PR firm for my review. I was not asked to write about it, I was not asked to submit any reviews prior to publishing. All opinions are my own.)

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Black Onyx from the Satin Glam line of Sally Hansen is the perfect pick for today, Black Friday.

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Today is my first day wearing this and I must admit this is a bit of a high maintenance polish, as far as application is concerned. If you can achieve full coverage with one coat then do that. I tried my usual 2 thin coats but learned to apply a coat of polish, let it dry thoroughly before applying the next coat. This worked great.

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I did not use a top coat because I like the satin finish. You could use a matte top coat but that would still compromise the satin finish, in my opinion.

I received lots of compliments on my nails today, everyone asked where I got it. As you know Sally Hansen is a brand that is widely available. Try the Satin Glam line, I think you will like it, I know I do!

Join me on www.twitter.com/JudiT4029 as I am going start posting my Nail of the Day (NOTD) and I would love for you to post yours as well. I think it will be fun to see what every one is wearing. I know I love seeing that, maybe you will too?

(This bottle was sent to me by a PR firm for my review. I was not asked to write about it, I was not asked to submit any reviews prior to publishing. All opinions are my own.)

๐Ÿ’…As always, thanks for stopping by!

As most of you know my beautiful Mom passed away in July of 2013. Some days it seems like a lifetime ago and then days Ike today it seems like last week.
One of my favorite times with her was giving her manicures. I did this once a week as she had the fastest growing fingernails of anyone I ever saw. She always had the most beautiful nails. After her seizures she just wanted them cut back with a no muss, no fuss approach so that is what I did. I would brings several bottles of nail polish for her to pick out and she always liked the brightest colors. I think it was because she had glaucoma and. macular-degeneration, so the bright colors were easiest for her to see .
Here are are her favorites:

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Barry M Bright Pink was one of her favorites. She often remarked on how well it lasted. Her most favorite color was purple.

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She especially liked the Catrice brand out of Germany, which is a great polish and if you have a chance to pick so up I hope you do. Mom’s favorite was “Heavy Metallilac” and “Even More Heavy Metalilac”, which are both a gorgeouse purple duo-chrome. Thank you to my friend Carla for sending these to me. I also love Heavy Metalilac but can’t quite bring myself to wear it just yet. Soon…

Since the nut doesn’t far too far away from the tree, she also loved her some CHANEL polish…

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The other thing my Mom loved was her kids and Grandkids. She wore this one for her great-granddaughter Audrey. She would often times ask me to bring this one for her. More for the name than the color. As you probably know this is called “For Audrey” from China Glaze. This was made to be the exact color of a Tiffany’s box.

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Although Mom wasn’t there for Jilly’s wedding, she was in spirit. She helped Jilly decide which polish to wear. Not only did Jilly wear this polish but she had all her bridal wear it as well. I think it was a great choice.

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(This item was sent to me for review. It comes in a kit, the lipstick and a mini size of the polish. I was not asked to write about it. All opinions are my own.)
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SexyBack from Deborah Lippmann is a pretty, shiny pink almost red color. I like this color a lot, it must have some blue undertones to it because I think it looks great with my skin tone.

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Deborah Lipmann’s Lipstick in SexyBack. This also is a bright, pretty pink lipstick. The lipstick doesn’t lean to the red as the nail polish does.
It goes on smooth, has a nice slip to it, feels great and has an expected staying power.

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This is my NAIL OF THE DAY. What’s yours?

(This item was sent to me for review. It comes in a kit, the lipstick and a mini size of the polish. I was not asked to write about it. All opinions are my own.)

๐Ÿ’… As always, thanks for stopping by.

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