CND Holiday 2014 Gilded Dreams Collection

CND Holiday 2014 Gilded Dreams Collection

The new CND Holiday 2014 Gilded Dreams Collection features three new Vinylux and Shellac shades, an Additives Collection and a Scentsations Hand & Body Lotion Trio.

Jan Arnold calls this a “Marie Antionette meets Cinderella” collection and I agree with that statement. It’s very sparkly, glittery and feminine looking. You can mix the Additives with the Vinylux or Shellac to create various super shimmery looks, which I think is really cool. I haven’t yet played around with doing that yet, but I just might!

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My Favorite Creepy Book Picks!

Last year I wrote a post in October showing you my favorite creepy books that are perfect for the month of Halloween. These picks are still my favorite ones, so I thought I would re-post it for those who may have missed it. Enjoy!

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The month of October means Halloween, cooler weather and more darkness. And all that means it’s the perfect time to bust out with some creepy reading material, yes?

If you follow me on any of my various social media feeds, especially Goodreads, you know I am an avid reader. I have a very vast actual and virtual book collection and have a list a mile long of books I want to read.

Some of my favorite dark and creepy books are older, like Stephen King novels, but many are ones that have come out in recent years. I am finding ever since Gillian Flynn and Tana French came out, there is a whole new genre of disturbing novels by female writers. And I am loving this!

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Boscia Tsubaki Face Cleansing Review

Boscia Tsubaki

I’ve been having a love affair as of late with cleansing oils, so the last time I was at Sephora I decided to pick up the Boscia Tsubaki Cleansing Oil-Gel and the Tsubaki Oil-Infused Exfoliating Powder. And the fact that they were sold in the cutest boxes covered with pink flowers certainly didn’t deter me from wanting them.

So what the heck is Tsubaki oil? It’s Camellia oil, which is supposed to help firm hydrate and protect against free-radical damage. Both of these products are preservative-free, artificial fragrance and color-free, gluten-free and ethanol alcohol-free.

Boscia Tsubaki Cleansing Oil-Gel

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Contrary Polish Last Leaves: November 2014 A Box, Indied

Contrary Polish Last Leaves

Contrary Polish Last Leaves is a beautiful contribution to the theme “A Cornucopia of Color” for November’s A Box, Indied, which launches October 26th.

This polish screams AUTUMN to me and I like it that way. I am such a sucker for a great brown nail shade. I know there are so many people who dislike brown polish but I am convinced it’s because they haven’t found the best ones. This is one to keep in mind!

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Jordana Playful Pastels Swatches and Review

Jordana Playful Pastels

The Jordana Playful Pastels collection looks like it belongs in April, but in fact, it’s new for fall!

This is a limited edition collection featuring six pastel cremes. I actually think it’s kind of a nice refresher from all the dark, shimmery shades I’ve been seeing a lot of lately.

As far as formula, it kind of varied depending on the shade. Some of them were more like opaque cremes while a couple were on the more sheer, uneven side. Most of these were three coats over a ridge-filling base coat.

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