VV Friday Poll

Happy Friday!

I hope your week is winding down and you’re getting ready to have some fun or rest & relaxation.

Speaking of rest & relaxation this week’s theme is all about the bath/shower area. :)

Please join me for a few!

  1. How was your week?
    My week was ok, a bit slow and boring though. Still waiting for summer to hit the Bay Area. I have used my AC just twice, and that BUGS me because I like it hot!
  2. Do you ever take baths?
    I haven’t taken a bath since I got my hot tub 3 years ago. But before that I did occasionally take baths and would just read and relax.
  3. What’s on your nails?
    China Glaze Calcium Gel.
  4. How often do you shave?
    I am lazy and get up way too early to shave, so I usually shave on Saturdays and that’s it.
  5. Have you ever had your legs/armpits/or “Brazilian” area waxed? How was your experience?
    Nope! I have been curious but it seems like too much upkeep.
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Nuance by Salma Hayek: CVS Exclusive Body Collection Review

Nuance Salma Hayek

Did you know that Salma Hayek has a new beauty and cosmetics line out called Nuance which is exclusive to CVS? I sure didn’t until I saw her name on these pretty bottles.

I have always loved her in every movie she’s been in (hello Satanico Pandemonium in From Dusk Till Dawn and Caroline in Desperado), and I am really happy to see her branching out into the cosmetics world.

Nuance was inspired by her grandmother who was a cosmetologist. She combines some traditions from her family into modern formulations.

The three products I decided to try out are the Walnut Body Scrub, My Secret Super Moisturizing Body Cream and Dark Cacao & Coffee Firming Body Cream.

The line is cruelty-free as well.

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Q&A with VV

Welcome to another edition of Q&A!

Question: What is your favorite top coat?

Answer: My all-time favorite top coat is Nubar Diamont. If you have been reading my site for awhile you might remember this post. Things have changed since then though, they went back to the old, good formula.

First thing I love is that Nubar is cruelty-free and big-three free. Diamont is thick and super glossy, but not hard to work with. I don’t get any tip shrinkage (tip shrinkage is when you apply a top coat and the nail color on your nail tip shrinks back from the edge leaving a small white space as though you didn’t wrap the tips) and it’s dries SUPER fast. For me it’s the fastest quick-dry top coat there is. Another thing I love about it, which most people don’t talk about, is that it doesn’t show scratches on my nails as much as when I use Seche Vite or Poshe. Another bonus is it’s self-leveling meaning it smooths itself out and you won’t get a huge glob on one side of your nail if you apply too much (well you might if you apply WAY too much). Continue reading »

NARS Loves San Francisco Limited Edition Collection

NARS Loves San Francisco

It’s possible that I am a horrible person for showing you this. Horrible because this was a very limited edition collection, only 100 were available, and I jumped on it as soon as I heard about it.

It’s long-gone by now, but MAYBE one day the colors will come back as permanent colors. You never know…There was also a collection for New York, which contained a different set of colors.

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Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color Swatches, Photos, Review & Comparison

Urban Decay Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color

New for fall are the Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Colors.

These come in a fat pencil and five colors. The finish varies on them from opaque and creamy to sparkly and glittery. They all have a lipstick-like texture but are somewhat shiny like a gloss is.

I didn’t find that they were as glossy as they claimed to be except for one of them.

The pencils are nice, I do like how easy they are to apply however I have two problems with them. One is that they do get soft when warm, which can cause breaking (the tip of my Adrenaline broke off after I did my hand swatch). Also since you have to sharpen them you use them up quicker than a normal lipstick.

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