Thursday, May 30, 2013

Influenster Spring Fever Vox Box

Hello Everyone

I qualified to receive the Spring Fever Influenster VoxBox. You can watch the video below to see what they sent in my box. Also please remember that you can sign up for free, and that's all you need to have numerous opportunities to receive free goods.

Here is the link to sign up for Influenster.

Thanks for watching!!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Sally Hansen Sugar Coat Polish Review -NOTW

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There are two new textured polishes on the market from Sally Hansen.

The fuzzy coat polish is nearly identical to the Nails Inc "Feather" polishes. Both Sally and Nails Inc offer the fuzzy or feather polishes in a variety of colors, but I will get to that in a future post because today is all about the sugar coat.
This sugar coat line is available in 8 colors : mint green , blue, purple, pink, red, black, off white and yellow. The blue color is named Razzelberry and it is shown in the picture below.

Another pic

In my opinion, this polish requires two coats because one coat looks grainy and streaky as shown below

Here is a close up picture of the texture (2 coats applied on each nail)

As you can see the texture looks pretty bumpy.
The removal process is not bad, perhaps a little more work is involved in removing it than you would experience with a non textured polish, but it wasn't horrible. On a scale of 1-10  where 1 is not very difficult and 10 represents great difficulty, I would rate this polish at a level 4 or 5.
When this sugar coat polish is  compared to the Pixi Dust collection from Zoya this textured polish isn't as beautiful, but it is certainly a fun polish to rock and the fact that it takes less work to remove than Zoya or some of the other textured polishes, makes it a winner for me.

I have worn this polish for two days now and it has not chipped. I did not apply a top coat.
Price: $7.99 but at Duane Reade I pulled a $2.00 off coupon so please look for that too. It looks like Target will sell this polish for $6.99 and if you couple that with the $2.00 coupon you're in business.
Would you rock a sugar coat polish?

Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

RiRi Woo vs. Ruby Woo, WNTW and More

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Below is my on camera swatche for Ruby Woo, a Mac classic, and RiRi Woo, a " new" Mac color and finish. I also included other new items that I picked up recently.


 Here is a pic of Ruby Woo on the left and RiRi Woo on the right. What do you think?

Monday, May 6, 2013

Knowledge is Power

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There are few things worse than feeling powerless in a situation. We have self defense classes, empowerment seminars, self-help books and other resources designed to help us to become more  informed on a range of topics. Knowledge gives us an advantage, because it is less likely that we can be easily misguided by anyone if we have a true understanding of the topic at hand.  If we are not armed with knowledge we end up deferring to the opinions, suggestions or decisions of those who are considered to have a better understanding of the subject. One area that is at times overlooked by women is the auto care industry.
You stand with the mechanic and if you don't really understand the inner workings of your car you may end up agreeing to all sorts of "seemingly necessary" adjustments to your vehicle. There are many honest mechanics out there but there are also unscrupulous mechanics who want to suck as many dollars out of your wallet as possible. I was intrigued when asked to read the ebook Fearless Auto Care : A Guide To What Women Should Know About Their Cars" because learning more about cars has been on my to do list for a very long time. After checking out this book I walked away with many priceless gems, but I think this book can help everyone to do two things. First you will learn to speak intelligently about your vehicle to anyone including your mechanic. Secondly you will  be able to understand the early warning signs that your car may be in trouble.

I picked up so many points from this book, for example, I had no idea that going to a mechanic's shop and asking for a "tune up" could mean different things at different auto shops!  What I appreciated most is that this book doesn't hand all of the answers to you on platter because there are some variations between  vehicles. You are instead encouraged to get certain pieces of information from your car manual, this will allow you to tailor the information to the specific needs of your car. This book even included a few pictures that were used to explain the mysteries under the hood. I honestly could have been helped with even more pictures, but maybe that will appear in book #2 :-).
From shocks and struts to worn tires, this book is a road map to understanding your car. I would suggest that everyone not familiar with how vehicles work, read this book. I've never been so eager to engage someone in an auto conversation, but when my next encounter happens, I'll be ready.

If you're interested in purchasing this book you can  do so by clicking here  .
The ebook will cost you $5.00 and the printed edition costs $9.97.

I'm curious, have you ever found yourself at the mercy of your mechanic without knowing whether or not you were being swindled?
Thanks for reading.

About the author:
Donna McCord is the co-owner of Dean's Automotive in Mountain View, CA. Her book, Fearless Auto Care  aims to help women know what services their vehicle needs and how to get the work done from a reliable auto  repair facility."