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UnBoxing the London Collection: Square Hue 1.13

I must say, Square Hue was lightening fast with this month’s shipment. Despite postal closures for Christmas and  New Year’s Day my box arrived on New Year’s Eve and the colors really took me by surprise. I expected deep colors for the season, but the box seems like a winter version of the fourth of July: deep blue, deep red, and a snow white.

As always the colors gave me something new to think about and obese over.

Lets start with my favorite: West End

This blue is the midnight-esque color people dream about. What some may call blue-black, this polish has so much dimension it defies typical boring dark colors.

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This blue is like ink. Though it goes on a bit translucent by the second coat this shimmer, as Square Hue calls it, gave full and ample coverage. I really like the reflective nature of this color. The paired with the deep saturation of the blue gives a little something special when considering all the flat, dark colors out there this winter.

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A red that also in keeps with deep theme in a different way is Buckingham, a high gloss creme.

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I tried out this red on my thumb nail and much like the blue it required two coats. Unlike the other high gloss creme red from last month New York collection, this red isn’t trying to bright.

IMAG1129This red is more mute, but bold enough because it is so rich to stand alone in a plain manicure or be a good base for some nail art.

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And finally the shocker of the box: the white Westminster. I don’t know why, but I didn’t anticipate a white, though it is the perfect representation of snow.  I will add this pearl white creme to my collection of white, but because of my sloppy polishing and my skin tone, I doubt I will rock an all white manicure.

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Rescue Beauty Lounge Pink & Purple in review

[Product Name]: Rescue Beauty Lounge 

[Product Price]: 18.00-20.00 per bottle

[Product Size]: .50 oz

Normally I would shy away from such a high price tag for nail polish, but during the annual november sale I was able to pick up try the line  at 50% off. The website was down with heavy traffic, but when I was finally able to log on i picked up two colors.

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KaayliNails Review, coupon codes, and GIVEAWAY!!

[Product Name]: Kaayli Nails

[Product Price]: 1 for $4.50  or 3 for $10.50

[Product Size]: They are mini bottles: 5mL

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Allow me to introduce

The Sunset Trio 

Beauty 1: Crimsimmion

Described as” a unique red with undertones of deep gold,” this crimson packs a punch.

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This satin like red is full coverage in just one glide. In the picture left my pinky nail has just one coat of polish! This thick polish is full of shimmer that provides a real depth when applied. This creamy polish seeps in and stays in. One coat lasted me about three days.

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Beauty Number 2: Beachy

Described as”a beautiful, shimmery light gold with pale green undertones,” this is more a translucent gold. Expect to need 3 coats for full coverage. However even with three coats there is still maintains a certain level of  reflectiveness .

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Beauty Number 3: Pure Gold

The name says it all! This Pure Gold is “a beautiful, shimmery light gold.” This is an opaque gold that gives great coverage. The gold is a yellow gold, not copper gold, not bronze gold, a pure yellow gold. I love this gold. IMAG1095 IMAG1091

Ready to try the shades for yourself? Courtesy of the owner herself enjoy a special 10% off coupon code: HERHIM10. This code does not have a minimum purchase!

 You can also enter to win your own trio!

From 12/21-12/31 leave a comment on the blog with information about which colors you like best from the store. A comment will be selected at random and the store owner contact you about shipping your very own color collection!

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UnBoxing the Passport New York Collection Square Hue 12.13

Square Hue seems to be getting faster and faster as they grow. Not only have I been seeing their ads pop-up as a troll beauty blogs, but my box also made it here in record time. Arriving on December 3rd, a short four days after shipment, my winter loves are here. Lets meet the colors! Fifth Ave -High Gloss Creme A shiny new red is always in season. IMAG0994This red goes on flat and gives good coverage in just a few quick strokes. But make no mistake; this red isn’t winter time dull. It is vibrant  red that will stand out against the drab colors of winter ( well drab in the north anyway). The red like all red may run when removing, so be prepared with acetone to remove this one or get ready to rub, rub, rub. IMAG1001 Continue reading

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BellaMantra: Cute headband Headquaters Review

[Name]: BellaMantra Cute Metal Headbands and accessories

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[Product Price]: $18.00-25.00

[Product Claims/Information]:A great addition to any accessory collection and perfect for gifting!

The cutest brass stamping professionally plated in a silver ox finish and securely adhered to a 3mm (1/8″) silver plated metal headband with bent ends for comfort. The dragonfly measure approximately 2 1/4″ x 1/2″ (57mm x 13mm) and is formed to fit the curvature of the band which is flexible and very comfortable to wear!

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The headbands are adorable! The headbands are teeth free so they glide on smoothly with no snags. The bend at the ends give the headbands a snug fit that makes the hair toy feel secured and well fit. You can also tell the headbands are well made as they revert to original shape after you take them off.

The headbands are also very well made. The quality is expressed in the regal appearance of the  headbands. The detail on the feather and dragon fly I bought is very intricate. No one will confuse this for a Target purchase. Overall I love the touch of class and fun expression that came in this  small package.

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[Shopping Experience]: The greatest! Now 25.00 dollars is a bit much for a headband, so I wrote the owner Jen, the owner, and asked her about discounts. She readily told me that she offers new customers a 10% coupon and would extended that offer to me! With my coupon code issued I purchased two items which arrived in about 4 days! I would definitely repurchase!

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