Butter London Stiletto Stick Hydrating Heel Balm Review and Photos

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Butter London Stiletto Stick Hydrating Heel Balm

Butter London Stiletto Stick Hydrating Heel Balm ($30) Stiletto Stick is a hydrating balm to soften and smooth your heels without leaving an oily feel on the skin. Dry, cracked areas will fade away, offering instant relief that keeps heels soft with continued use.

My Thoughts:

I’ll have to admit my first thought was “Did I just spend $30 for some feet balm?!” I was seriously contemplating about returning it, but I decided I should give it a try. Who knows. It might be a holy grail product. What attracted me to the Stiletto Stick is the packaging. I love the idea of the stick. It’s like a deodorant stick. You just twist the bottom to get more. I don’t have to touch my feet to rub on the balm. I just rub the balm directly to wherever I want it. No mess at all. My heels aren’t the prettiest. They take quite a beating from all the sandals and flip flip wearing I do so when I noticed how soft my feet felt after just one use, I was hooked. I apply the balm at night before I go to bed, and when I wake up, my feet are soft and smooth. The Stiletto Stick is very moisturizing, and doesn’t leave a greasy mess. I’m not sure how quickly the balm is absorbed, because I put it on before I climb into bed. I noticed a little goes a long way so $30 doesn’t sound so much anymore, because I can see the gigantic (almost 2 inches in diameter!) Stiletto Stick lasting almost forever.

See what Butter London Stiletto Stick looks like!

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Orly Nail Rescure Review and Photos

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Orly Nail Rescue

Orly Nail Rescue ($7.99) The Orly Nail Rescue Kit is a complete kit from Orly that includes three products to fix cracked, split or broken nails, so nails grow long and beautiful. A unique formula and easy application makes repair long-lasting and almost invisible!

 Kit includes nail repair brush on glue, nail repair powder and a mini-buffer.

My Thoughts:

Orly Nail Rescue is by far my favorite product of 2013 thus far. I cannot believe I have lived this long without. Orly Nail Rescue helps mend broken or chipped nails. No more sporting a band-aid over my broken nail until it grows out. No more cutting it super short. The repair kit comes with everything you need to fix your nail: glue, powder, and a buffer. It is very easy and quick too. All you do is brush on a little bit of glue over the chipped/broken part of your nail. Then, you dip your nail into the powder. Lastly, you wait for the glue to dry (depends on how much you layered on) and when it does, you buff it smooth so the glue is smooth and blends with your nail. Once you have the glue and powder all buffed out, you can’t even really tell your nail is broken. If  you paint nail polish over your broken, you really can’t notice your nail is broken at all. It’s amazing! The glue and powder holds up very well too! It held my nail together for almost 3 weeks before I noticed the glue starting to chip off a little bit. But that was okay, because by then my nail was ready to be clipped.

I simply cannot rave enough about the Orly Nail Rescue. It’s a gift from heaven I tell you! You can find it at Sally’s Beauty. I included a link above next to the listed cost.

Quick tip: don’t paint on too much glue because that means you have more to buff away once it dries. Just apply a thin layer of glue. If you feel it’s not thick enough, you can always layer another layer after it dries. Don’t be like me and pile on the glue all in one shot. Work in thin layers.

Check out photos of Orly Nail Rescue. Also, see before and after photos!

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Julep Maven Classic With A Twist: March 2013

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If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know that I recently signed up to be a Julep Maven. My Julep style is Classic With A Twist and this is what came in my March Maven box:

Rock Star Hand Creme

Julep Strawberry-Mint Lip Balm

2 nail colors: Simone and Debra

I love the lip balm. It smells delicious! It smells like sweet candy. I haven’t tried the hand creme yet so I can’t comment on that. Julep Simone is described as “Soft pastel lilac opalescent shimmer” and Julep Debra is described as “Smoky taupe crème.”

Check out more photos of the March 2013 Julep Maven Classic With A Twist box along with the swatches!

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Zoya PixieDust Special Texture Edition Review, Photos, and Swatches

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Zoya PixieDust Special Texture Edition ($54; $9 each) fused with magic and wonder! The latest “must-have” nail polish finish – textured, matte and sparkling! This newly developed formula is sure to captivate with a magical sparkle and sugary finish like no other. The color experts at Zoya have created six, long-wearing stunners for the introduction of this enchanting look.

My Thoughts:

I originally wasn’t interested in the  Zoya PixieDust collection because it reminded of glitter. However, after seeing swatches pop up on blogs and seeing how gorgeous and un-glitter like it was, I had to own it. Unlike glitter, the polish goes on so easily, just like regular nail polish. It goes on glossy and dries matte. In the photos below, you can see it drying; changing from glossy to matte. Also unlike glitter, the texture is different. It isn’t gritty and scratchy like how glitter can be. The Pixiedust polish feels bumpy, sort of how sandpaper feels bumpy but not as rough. The only thing the PixieDust shares with glitter is how it shined and sparkled. It’s suggested that you don’t use a base or top coat, but I decided to try it with a top coat just to see what it would look like. It looked amazing! The formula is a little bit on the sheer side but not a lot. You will need about 2-3 coats for full opacity. In the swatches below, I used 2 coats. I love all the shades, but my favorite shades from this collection are Dahlia (black) and Godiva (champagne). Overall, I love this collection. It’s unique and something I haven’t seen.

Check out swatches and more photos of the Zoya PixieDust Special Texture Edition Collection!

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Batiste Dry Shampoo Dark and Deep Brown Review

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Batiste Dry Shampoo Dark and Deep Brown ($8.99) Batiste Dark and Deep Brown banishes oily roots and boosts body giving dull, lifeless hair the make over it needs without any water. A hint of colour complements dark and deep brown hair tones and helps blend in root re-growth of coloured or tinted hair. A quick burst revitalizes hair leaving it feeling clean and fresh. No need to worry about skipping a shampoo.

My Thoughts:

I love the Batiste Dry Shampoo Dark and Deep Brown! I love it so much more than I love the Original Batiste. The dark and deep brown performs just as well as the original. It absorbed the oil in my hair and left my fair feeling soft. What makes me love the dark and deep brown more than the original is that it is dark and deep brown. The dry shampoo matches the color of my hair much better than the original. With the original, I had to make sure I didn’t spray too much and/or I brushed my hair really well to disperse the dry shampoo to get rid of the white cast. The dark and deep brown version I don’t have to worry as much. If you have dark colored hair, I would recommend the Dark and Deep Brown over the Original.

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