Thursday, May 29, 2014

End of May Sale!


A quick note about what is going on in my shop this weekend!

I am holding a quick little "End of May" sale! You can save 25% off everything in my shop by using the coupon code "ENDOFMAY" during checkout! This coupon applies to everything between May 29th (today) through Saturday (May 31st!)

Link to my shop: here

Let me know if you have any questions or custom polish requests! I know weddings are coming up, so let me know if I can work on a special order for you! :)

Thanks a million, everybody!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Manicure Monday - Cutting Edge - 5/26/14

It is finally Summer! No more college classes, homework and deadlines... June is coming around the corner, and the warm days are here to stay!

Memorial Day is not just another day off of work. Memorial Day is a special day to decorate the graves of loved ones and to remember and thank the brave men and women who died while serving in the country's armed forces. Memorial Day is for spending with your friends and family who surround you, and make new memories while enjoying the new Summer's heat after a long, cold Winter.

Memorial Day also marks the first day of Summer in my town, when tourists start coming to the area to enjoy their vacations. Stores are no longer closed on Sundays, and hours are extended into the evening. During the Winter and Spring months, the town seems empty. Memorial Day brings in the town's annual events and festivals, attracts the Summer residents back to their vacation homes, and livens up the town with tourism and jump starts the local economy.

This inspired me to jump start the local indie-polish economy by supporting and promoting nail polish makers. It's not much, but I hope it can introduce you to some new companies you may not ave heard of before. Check out their stores and find very unique colors and glittering combinations.

I would like to begin my own version of "Manicure Monday", where I will write about some special nail polishes that I have bought from indie companies around the polish community. I have continued to grow my indie polish collection over the last few months with this project in mind.

Today I am wearing a polish called "Deep Love", by Cutting Edge Polish. The owner of this company is Sara, who tells us in her Etsy Shop About section that she is a mother of 5, and: "with my love of polish I am trying to make awareness about self harming, and I will be working on a line of polish directed at getting help for people who self harm."

"Deep Love" by Cutting Edge Nails
"Deep Love" is a black jelly packed full of neon pink squares, silver hearts and silver holographic microglitters. I applied one thin coat over Pure Ice: Black Rage.

"Deep Love" was very easy to apply, and the glitters came right out onto the brush with zero fishing.

Flash Photo to see the holographic nature of the polish!
Along with her beautiful hand blended nail polishes, she also sells Nail Art Tools and Nail Decals in her Etsy shop. According to the shop front page, Cutting Edge Polish is based out of Bernardston, Massachusetts. Shipping is available only to United States addresses.

Her social media links include:


I have bought several of Sara's polishes, so you will see another post on my blog in the future reviewing the rest of them!

Thank you so much! I hope you enjoyed reading my review! Visit her shop and comment on this blog post what your favorite Cutting Edge Polish is!

*This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. The products mentioned have been purchased with my own money.*

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Rainbow Honey: May Mystery Monthly Subscription Bag - mini

Here is a cool new Monthly Subscription Box that I found last month via Ipsy! It is from Rainbow Honey. If you are unfamiliar with this brand, this is what they say about themselves: "Our products are designed and made in the US at the Rainbow Honey Lab in Clifton, New Jersey. Always free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, and Dibutyl Phthalate (the “big 3”), 100% vegan and cruelty free."

You can order the monthly subscription in a mini or a full size. I subscribed to the mini size. I was unsure at first if that meant that I would receive less items, or if it would be smaller portions. However, to answer that question: I received all the same items as the full size subscribers but in smaller portions. 

I received the May Mystery Bag today! I just had to get this post up ASAP when I saw all the little goodies I received:

In the May bag, I got:
  • 'Waves' (5mL) Nail Polish: "From our upcoming collection, this glass-flecked shimmer sparkles in turquoise and gold!"
  • 'Petit Four' (5mL) Nail Polish: "Dee's hard at work on a collection of confections, so let us know what you think of this one!"
  • 'Neon Blossom' (5mL) Nail Polish: "Summer Blossom's 2014 incarnation brings us flowers and glitter in eye-popping hues!"
  • Lip Balm (.15oz.) in 'Enter Lime': "Our nourishing lip balm in an effervescently sweet limeade flavor!"
  • Perfume Rollerball (2mL) in 'Summer Juice': "The long awaited return of our Summer Juice scent, in perfume for the first time!"
  • Shea Butter Soap (14 grams) in 'Summer Juice': "If you love this scent as much as we do, you'll love this handcrafted moisturizing soap!"
 First, I gave the nail polishes a try... duh. Teehee!

Right to left: 'Neon Blossom' on top of pink & yellow, and 'Wave'
I applied two coats of the 'Neon Blossom' on both fingers, with only some fishing for the flower and heart shaped glitters. The shimmering base is beautiful and covers the nail nicely after placing the glitters. I was so happy to see the pop of neon color of this polish when I opened the package for the first time!

I applied two coats of 'Wave' on the last two fingers. I LOVE the formula for 'Wave', it is sheer for the first coat, but quickly became opaque in the second coat. It is so wonderful and sparkly with micro flakies, with a blue-green and gold duochrome nature.

Index Finger Undie:
C454D Lavender Creme by Wet n Wild Wild Shine

Middle Finger Undie:
Neon Caution by Studio M. (Meijer Brand sold in Midwest)

'Petit Four'
I applied three coats of 'Petit Four' on my thumb. I enjoyed the creme with the neon glitters, and minimal fishing was needed, however (in my opinion) the formula was a bit thin for my liking. It was packed full of nice little green, orange, bright pink, and coral hexes, circles and square glitters of all sorts of sizes. An adorable yellow (leaning to the pastel shade) shimmering creme, a sure pick for Summer!

I went back and applied 'Wave' to all of my fingers because it was my favorite. I also played around with some decals that I got from Disturbed Potions (review in the future) about a week ago, to make my own little "wave" on my accent finger, using "LTR" by Super Nails

I used my own "LTR" (Super Nails) and 'Wave'
Don't you just love this shade! Can't stop staring at my nails!

I tried the lip balm out, and it had a very slight scent of lime and then something else. There was a different smell to it, and to be honest, I didn't really like it. Not sure what it was, but other than the odd smell, the balm wore nicely. It lasted a long time, and my lips feel smooth after applying it just one time. 

I can't wait to use the soap. It is the same scent as the fragrance rollerball, and I LOVE it. It is called "Summer Juice," so I tried to decipher what it could be. I decided that it might be PiƱa Colada, (because it smells like a combination of pineapple, coconut and lime.) A real bright, fruity smell! Only time will tell to what the scent is exactly, as other bloggers post what they think it smells like, or if Rainbow Honey tells us when they launch the scent on their website.

I paid $12.95 total ($10 + $2.95 to ship) for the 6 items, and I say it was totally worth it! They send new and upcoming items, instead of dumping old and clearance items into their subscription mystery bags. Click this link to subscribe for next month's bag! Or if you want to get your hands on the same exact products for May, click on this link!

Here are Rainbow Honey's other social media links:

Thank you so much! I hope you enjoyed reading my review! Let me know what you think!

*This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. The products mentioned have been purchased with my own money, as part of a monthly subscription box.*