Friday, February 14, 2020

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Lucky Charms Feb. 2020 Swatches and Reviews

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Hi guys! Long time no see! 😉 Can you believe that St. Patrick's Day is coming up? How is it mid-February already? It's amazing how time flies as you get older. Pretty Beautiful Unlimited has a brand new St. Patrick's Day Trio with a glitter crelly, flakie metallic, and a holo multichrome. I'm loving that Virginia works with a wide variety of finishes.

These are available right now for $11 each (except for Kiss Me which is $10), or get the whole set for the discounted price of $29. Don't forget, there's a 20% off sale going on now on new releases ending at 11:59PM on 2/16. Use code: FEBNR20 at check out. Shall we get a closer look at all these pretties?

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited February 2020 Items of the Month Swatches and Reviews

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Hi guys! Happy Valentine's Day! We just got back from IHOP where we had the worst service ever. Blergh. We're seriously considering Denny's next year 😂 This is the first of 2 posts for some items from Pretty Beautiful Unlimited. Each month Virginia has a monthly customizable "box" including polish, wax, and nail care items. You can purchase everything or just one item, it's up to you. This month contains 1 polish, two 2 oz wax scent shots, and 3 cuticle oils. 

These are all available now and there's a 20% off sale going on now on new releases ending at 11:59PM on 2/16. Use code: FEBNR20 at check out. Shall we get a closer look at all these products?


Thursday, February 13, 2020

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Show Me Your Beads Quad Feb. 2020 Swatches and Reviews

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Hi guys! Work has been insanely busy this week, so I'm really looking forward to the weekend. Oh, and Happy Valentine's Day tomorrow! My husband and I always go to IHOP for our Valentine's dinner because it's super low key and there's never a wait. It's basically a joke between us. Tonight I have the first of several posts to share from Pretty Beautiful Unlimited. Up first is a quad inspired by Mardi Gras which happens to fall on Tuesday, February 25th this year. This set is full of glitter, flakes, and magnetics...so a little of everything! These will release tomorrow (Valentine's Day) and each one will retail for $11 except for Beads and Floats which will be $10. And for an even better deal, you can purchase all 4 for just $38 for a savings of $5. 

Good news, there's also a sale starting tomorrow. There will also be a 20% off sale on new releases starting at midnight on 2/14 and ending at 11:59PM on 2/16. Use code: FEBNR20 at check out. Shall we get a closer look at these beauties?

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Polish Pickup February 2020 Flora and Fauna: Noodles Nail Polish Feathered Flight

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Hi guys! I'm back with this month's Noodles Nail Polish Polish Pickup shade. The inspiration for this month is Flora and Fauna, and my wishlist is a mile long. New to PPU? If so, here's how it works:

Definitely join the Polish Pickup Facebook Group. You don't necessarily need to actively participate in the group, but it will give you a look at the polishes that will be available in the coming month. PPU themes are chosen by the people, often a few months in advance (brands need time to find their inspiration and test their polish). Any indie brand that has been around for at least a year can participate and each has their own specific inspiration picture and polish for that month. All you need to do is go to the Polish Pickup site during the pre-order window (the first Friday-Monday of the month) to make all of your purchases of these exclusive polishes. There's no need to pay for multiple shipping charges; since this is a pre-order, all polishes get sent to Polish Pickup and they send you the polishes you ordered. Yup, it's that simple. Oh, and shipping is a flat-rate of $3 to the US ($5 for Canada and more for international). Recently they also opened a UK site which you can find here. Since all orders are pre-orders, shipping will take place about 3 weeks after the end of the pre-order.

PPU starts Friday, February 7th at 11:00 AM ET and ends on Monday, February 10th at 11:59 PM (but if a polish has a cap and sells out before the end of the pre-order, it's gone, unless you get lucky and the cap gets raised...which is rare) on the PPU website.

The website is currently open for wishlisting, so go check out this month's offerings STAT. Time for swatches!







Noodles Nail Polish Feathered Flight (3 coats)
Price: $11.50
Cap: US 150/UK 20
Inspiration: A photo of the sun shining through a hummingbird's wings at dusk (see collage above)


OMG, look at those flakes! Feathered Flight is a dark grey crelly base with rainbow iridescent flakes, violet/red/purple/orange color-shifting flakes, copper holo glitters, and a slight scattered holo finish. This one feels like it was made for me. I mean, it's grey with tons of flakes! I ended up using 3 thin coats for my photos, and it applied easily like all my Noodles. It does dry with some texture, so either use a thick topcoat, or perhaps 2 coats of a thin one. 

Don't delay on picking this one up, because it has a low cap. Don't forget, you can make multiple orders and they will refund the overage. The website is open right now for wish listing, so make sure to check it out and get your orders in early. What do you think? Which ones are you picking up? 

*These polishes were provided by the company or PR representative. All reviews are based solely on my opinion. For more information, please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the site*

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Noodles Nail Polish Winter and Valentine's Day 2020 Collection Swatches and Reviews

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Hi guys! I know, I've been lacking in posts lately. I've been traveling most weekends with pen shows starting back up for my job, as well as having some unexpected things come up. For example, back in November, my dad had lung surgery where they found that he had lung cancer. They think they removed it all, but they still wanted to do chemo just in case. So basically he's been recovering from surgery as well as having chemo, so I've been trying to visit them as much as possible. Unfortunately they live over 5 hours away. I know I haven't mentioned it here, but thought it was a good time given my absence. Good news is that he only has one more treatment in a few weeks and should have a full recovery! I know he reads my blog, so I'm sure he'd love to see some well wishes for him if you have a minute to comment. :-)

On a much lighter note, tonight I have the Noodles Nail Polish 6-piece Winter Collection as well as a Valentine's Day Duo to share with you tonight. They will all be $9.50 each except for Skis & Slopes and The Alps which will be $10. I will make sure to mention it below as a little reminder. Both sets release tomorrow (Jan. 31st) at 5 PM EST in the Noodles website. I hope you're a fan of crellies and toppers, because I've got a ton of beautiful ones to share with you tonight. This is going to be an extremely pic-heavy post, so we should get going to swatches, otherwise we'll be here all night.