Wednesday, August 10, 2016

ellagee - The Business Bitch Collection

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    Hey, babes! This has been a long time coming, right? I've really missed sharing posts, but I've needed to focus on myself for the last few months. Things are finally looking up and I hope they'll stay that way. I really need to land a job soon. Job hunting is stressful and gets me down. 

    Anyway, Laura of ellagee recently released a new collection inspired by Kelly Kapoor of my favorite show, The Office. The Business Bitch collection consists of four wear to work shades that are perfect for any office. Keep on reading!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Philly Loves Lacquer - The Bright Stuff, Baby! Collection [Summer 2016]

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     If you follow me on Snapchat (ashley.eileen), you got to see a sneak peek at this collection when I was swatching it. You all know how much I love neons! This collection hits it out of the park for me. It's inspired by 90s boy bands. Esther, the brains behind PhLL, actually had a naming contest in the Philly Loves Lacquer Collective Facebook group. My name for the yellow one won! 

     Keep on reading for all the details!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Manna's Majestic Masterpiece

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    Good afternoon! If you've read over my last few posts, you know all about the Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer restock happening TODAY. This pretty little thing will also be available. 

     Manna's Majestic Masterpiece was created for the April 2016 Color Box with inspiration from Manna of Manna's Manis. Keep on reading for all the details!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Moon Glow [plus Nail Stamping]

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     Hey, babes! I had a fantastic weekend out of town for the first time in months. I'm feeling a bit tired from all the excitement, but I'm ready to get down to business. 

     Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer is releasing another Destination Duo this month. Actually, it's a trio. I have Moon Glow to share with all of you and I did a bit of nail art! Keep on reading for the details. 

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Siren's May Bouquet

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     Hey, babes! I've got a late night (early morning) post to share. It's 2 in the morning and I can't sleep. It's been a bit of a crazy start to the weekend. Last night, I met KimChi from season 8 of Drag Race! You can see pictures of the night on my Instagram at @ashleyeileen_ . 

    Enough about me. Let's get this show on the road! 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Rica - Down the Shore Collection

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     Good morning! Pittsburgh is heating up and I hate it. I'm not built for temps over 75 or sweating. The only good thing about this weather is incoming neons! I can't get enough of them. 

     Speaking of neons, Rica just released a six piece set of neons based on her love of her summer travels. She knocked it out of the park with creamy neons. Check out my swatches under the cut! 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Zoya - Seashells PixieDust Collection [Summer 2016]

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    Hey, hey, hey! I finally have time to sit down and type out this post. Every time I tried to get to work, something came up. This week has been a bit of a rollercoaster. 

    Without further adieu, here's the return of the Zoya PixieDusts! If you aren't familiar if them, they're a textured polish. I didn't top coat them for my review, but you can do so if you want them smooth and glossy. Just know you might need two coats of top coat to smooth it over. 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Zoya - Sunsets Collection Nail Art [Stamping]

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    Did you see yesterday's post about the Sunsets collection? If so, you can check it out here. It's a set of six one coat cremes that have a flawless application. 

     I had to test them out to see if they would stamp. Good news: they do! I did a quick nail art look and wanted to share it with all of you. 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Zoya - Sunsets Collection [Summer 2016]

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    Good afternoon, babes! I got a lovely package from Zoya today and I couldn't wait to crack it open. As soon as I heard about the Sunsets collection, I knew I'd fall in love. This collection is six bright ONE COAT cremes. Yes! One coat wonders. Can you believe it? 

     This post is going to be short and sweet; there's not much to talk about because they're all amazing without any application issues. Stay tuned for a nail art post tomorrow! 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Barielle - In The Nick of Time & Cream 'N Sugar [Prosina Nail Color]

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     So, you might be asking yourself, "What's Prosina?" Barielle created Prosina, a patented and highly specialized type of  keratin that strengthens, conditions, and protects the nail. It's a unique poly-peptide formulation repairs and fortifies weak, thin, and brittle nails. As always, Barielle is 5 free! 

    Long story short, this polish is like food for your nails. Keep on reading for my review of these two shades...

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Witch Baby Soap - Fairy Milk Bath Potion

     Hey, babes! Have you heard of Witch Baby yet? I've been a fan for a little over a year now, but just recently dove into the bath products. Since moving into a new place, I've been taking baths about twice a week to relax and unwind. This is my first bath potion so I had to document my experience.

     Keep on reading for all the good stuff!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Destination Duo ft. Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer & Superficially Colorful Lacquer [April 2016]

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     This month's Destination Duo is taking us on a trip to Morocco! Jin of Superficially Colorful Lacquer took this photo of a traditional water seller in the main square of Marrakesh, Morocco. She gave me a little backstory to share: "Once upon a time, they actually were the water sellers, a bright and colorful offer of water, shade, and rest for the ones crossing the desert. Today however, no one uses their water anymore, and they make a fine living out of being paid for taking their pictures... They do carry a glorious past in their gorgeous outfit."

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Lilly of my Dreams [PCOS Awareness]

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     Julie of BEGL has created this polish for a special cause. Here's what she had to say: "100% of the money made from Lilly of My Dreams will be donated to the PCOS Awareness Association.  It was created in honor of the miracle baby of one of my very good friends and admins of the BEGLove group.  She suffers from PCOS and was told she might not be able to conceive.  Her baby, Lillian, truly is a dream come true, so we wanted to celebrate her impending arrival into the world!"

     Keep on reading for more info!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Siren's Vamp Chic Spring

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     It wouldn't be a BEGL release without a new Siren, right? This is probably one of my favorite Sirens so far. I can't help but get excited about a sparkly purple holo. 

     This couldn't have come at a better time. The mix of purple and gold gives me serious Prince vibes. 

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Foux du Fafa Collection

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     It's not Wednesday, but it's time to put on your business socks so we can get down to business time. Ooo! 

     I've been a Flight of the Conchords fan for a long time now. Jemaine is such a babely babe man. Mmm-mmm. Anyway, Julie wanted to do something different this spring and made a great FotC inspired collection of one coat cremes that work for stamping and water marbling. Get ready for Foux du Fafa!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Zoya - Petals Collection [Spring 2016]

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     Have you seen the newest Zoya collection yet? If you're looking for the perfect spring shades, you're in luck. I've got all the details for you. Just keep on reading!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Face of the Day ft. Rimmel London Sculpting and Highlighting Kit by Kate Moss

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     Good morning! I don't do makeup posts often enough. Today, I finally did it after far too long. 

     Rimmel London recently sent me their very first sculpting and highlighting kits. Contouring is huge right now and I'm sure you've seen it all over the place. To be honest, I don't really do much of it so I was excited to have a reason to try it out. 

     Keep on reading for my full review, plus all the products I used for this look.

Friday, April 8, 2016

ellagee - Game of Theories Collection

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     Any Game of Thrones fans in the house? Laura of ellagee is a big fan and made this holographic quartet inspired by fan theories. Personally, I just can't get into the series. I've tried a few times,but couldn't stick with it. I wish I could. I love the whole idea of the show. If you have any tips for getting into it, please let me know. It obviously gets better, but when?

     Enough about me. Let's get on with the show!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Baby Foot - Original Exfoliant Foot Peel [Review & Results]

     Hey all! If you follow me on Facebook, you might have seen me post about trying Baby Foot for the first time. So many of you were interested in it that I captured my journey on Snapchat. I didn't take proper pictures, but I saved all my Snaps. I'm a little hesitant to post this since feet are an issue for some. If you want see some gross foot peeling pictures, keep on reading. 

If you have an aversion to feet, do not continue reading this post. 

WARNING: Foot Pictures Below

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Addicted to Holos - Indie Box April 2016

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     Woo woo! Addicted to Holos is back again! Around these parts, you should be pretty familiar with this fabulous bi-monthly indie box. This month's collection includes Philly Loves Lacquer, The Polish Bar, and Sweet Heart Polish plus special guest Paint Box Polish! 

     I have so many pictures to share this time around. Keep on reading for the good stuff and all the details!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Destination Duo ft. Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer & Sweet Heart Polish [March 2016]

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     Julie of Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer teamed up with Cassandra of Sweet Heart Polish for this month's Destination Duo. I love this set and the inspiration! It was inspired by a photo Julie took at Epcot at Walt Disney World. You can check it out here

     For all the details, you know what to do!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Siren Walks in Sunshine

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    Hey, babes! I hope everyone is enjoying spring so far. Pittsburgh can't make up its mind when it comes to the weather. It's been all over the place with lows in the 20s and highs in the 70s. I'm not a fan. At all. 

     However, I am a fan of new BEGLS! I have the latest Siren to share with all of you and it's a good one. Keep on reading for the details!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

KBShimmer - Things That Make You Go Bloom & Clearly On Top

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     I'm really excited to share my very first KBShimmer review! As soon as I got this baby in the mail, I was in love. Spring is finally here and this is perfect for the season. 

     I ended up with a few more pictures than usual, but I'm sure no one will mind. Keep on reading for all the good stuff!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

ellagee - Three Years of Sparkle Collection

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      Wow. Wow. Wow! This post is going to be a doozy. ellagee is celebrating three years and had the best idea for a celebration collection. Laura got together with her favorite bloggers and asked us to send her our idea of a dream polish. With that, Three Years of Sparkle was born. I've been sitting on these swatches, just itching to share them with you! 

     Keep on reading for all the details and how to enter my giveaway for a duo from ellagee!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Philly Loves Lacquer - Gilded Shamrock & Fearbhirigh

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    Hey, babes! Happy Leap Year! This post might look a little familiar if you've been following me for awhile. Philly Loves Lacquer is releasing two polishes from last year's St. Patrick's Day Trio this year! I'm recycling my original post Hope you don't mind.

    Watch out for a PROMO CODE at the end of the post!


Saturday, February 27, 2016

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Hella Holo Customs

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     I hope you aren't tired of all these back to back BEGL posts. This one is extra special. This month, Julie specially made a trio of custom holographics for a private Facebook Group: Hella Holo Customs. I'll give you all the details at the end of the post on how you can get these babies! 

Friday, February 26, 2016

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Blue-Blooded Brownstone

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     Oh, look! Another BEGL! I'll never tire of them. Today's post is all about half of the most recent Destination Duo. This one is inspired by Beacon Hill and also includes a polish from Ever After. 

    I couldn't decide one which pictures to include, so be warned! There are a lot of them after the jump. 

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Destination Duo ft. Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer and Alter Ego [North Georgia Sunset]

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       Hey, babes! This post is a long time coming. This was actually the last review I did at my old place. I wanted to post it before the move, but my dude packed away my office before I could get to it. Well, now I'm finally settled in and ready to get this show on the road! 

     Julie of Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer teamed up with Alter Ego for the North Georgia Sunset duo and it's a great one! I've really missed seeing Julie's glitter toppers. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Siren's Lament

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     Hey, hey, hey! I'm blogging from my new digs and I couldn't be happier! This move has taken a lot out of me; I'm so ready to move forward. It'll take some time to get everything in just the right place, but it's coming together nicely. 

    What better way to come back than with a BEGL post? And a Siren at that! This is pretty much my dream polish. When I first saw it, I was stunned. Julie worked her magic again!

Friday, January 29, 2016

ellagee - Valentine Glitz

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     Love is in the air! Or so they say. Honestly, props to all of you in the dating pool. I wouldn't know where to begin if I were looking for a partner. My dude and I have been together for almost nine years. (Our anniversary is February 1st!) 

     Whether you're taken or single, ellagee has you covered with the Valentine Glitz duo. If you're a fan of glitter, you'll definitely fall in love. 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Snowbunny Siren

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     Hey, babes! I hope you're enjoying Snowzilla 2016! Pittsburgh is under a good bit of snow so I'm staying in and keeping warm. I've got a huge crockpot full of chili going for dinner today and cups upon cups of hot tea. To deal with the boredom of staying in, I decided to do some swatching and even some nail art to boot! Keep on reading for all the info...

Friday, January 22, 2016

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Innocence in the Moment Collection

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     Hello, hello! This post is going to blow your socks off. I promise! While everyone on the East Coast is preparing for a blizzard, I'm over here editing pictures and watching True Blood. Trust me. This is a lot more fun than trying to go to the grocery store. If I'm snowed in, I have plenty of polishes to swatch. 

    Enough with the chit chat. Check out all the good stuff after the jump.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Siren's Midnight Glitz

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     As I said in my last post, I'd have a lot more BEGLs to follow. This is another limited edition Siren for all of you. I couldn't decided on just a few pictures, so you'll have lots of look at in this post. You know the drill! 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Sugar Plum Siren

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     Hey, babes! I'll be posting quite a bit this week since Julie of Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer sent a ton of new polishes my way. (AWESOME, right?) As with most people, things get super hectic around the holidays. Don't let the name of this one throw you off. It was set for December release, but it's perfect for winter and spring. Keep on reading for all the information! 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

ellagee - Color of the Year 2016

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     If you haven't heard, Pantone released TWO colors of the year! I find it a little odd, but it's nice to have options. Ellagee is releasing a duo of soft shimmery crellies that are perfect for any season. For the full review, keep on reading!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Zoya - Whispers Collection

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     Hey, all! I hope everyone had a great New Year's! I'm back with a great collection of cremes from Zoya. Who does cremes better than Zoya? No one seems like the best answer. 

     Since Zoya cremes are always great, I'll keep this short and sweet. Each swatch is two coats with one coat of Zoya Armor. No need to keep saying how great the formula is for these. Let's get on with the swatches!

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