Friday, June 27, 2014

Smitten Polish Summer Collection 2014

Hello Lovelies!! I have a gorgeous collection to show you this evening from Smitten Polish. Noelie has outdone herself with her Smitten Summer Collection. I normally have a favorite, but this collection is AMAZING! I couldn't pick a favorite, but I do have my top 3 choices, which I will list at the end of this post. Let's move on to the photo's. There are 8 polishes in the Summer Collection, waiting for your nails and toes. A few of these are total beach colors!!

First up is This is My Tiara and it is a stunner!! So much sparkle, that my camera was unable to capture.  I do not have anything like this in my collection and it does sparkle just like a beautiful Tiara!

Jellyfish Rave is a beautiful purple that is loaded with so much sparkle and when the sun hit my nails, there was a sparkle party on my nails! 

Girl Sprouts is another stunner.  This beautiful shade of green, in real life is more neon, jammed packed with beautiful sparkle.  None of my camera's were able to capture the true beauty sparkle.

Safety Dance immediately reminded me of a tropical beach vacation color.  This is a beautiful neon Orange that says "LOOK at me!" I have been wearing this on my toes, imaging my toes in the sand and a cold drink in hand!!

Nuclear Sunshine is a gorgeous neon yellow that is also jam packed with sparkle.  This is my first yellow polish in my collection and I could not stop stating at it!! Depending on how the light or sun hits on it, it goes from a delicate yellow to a BAM sparkle bomb!!

Seahorse Rodeo is a beautiful teal-blue color that sparkles and shines like a big rainbow in the sky.  You may be asking why does she keep using the word "sparkle", all of these polishes are loaded with tantalizing sparkles!! 
Her Name Was Rose is an Oh My Gosh color!! My first thought reminded me of Dorothy's shoes in the Wizard of Oz, but in a Red-Rose color.  This too is not like anything I have in my collection, its gorgeous! 
The Oncoming Storm is a stunningly beautiful royal blue color that is also loaded with sparkle sparkle sparkle!! This is a must have if you love Blue polishes.  I wish my cameras would have been able to capture the true beauty of this collection.  The sparkle is mesmerizing! 
The Summer Collection will be available for Pre-Order this Sunday June 29th at 2p central at  All of the polishes are beautiful and are a definite must have for the summer!  My top 3 favorites are This is My Tiara, Her Name Was Rose and The Oncoming Storm  I want to find a swim suit to match every polish! The formula on all of them are flawless, a few just one coaters.    Which ones are your favorites? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this collection.  Until next time, Keep looking up because that's where it all is!
XOXO Shea 

Saturday, June 7, 2014

DIY Age-Reversing Red Wine Mask - Wine, good for your skin???

Hello Lovelies and Happy Saturday!! 

You are probably wondering if I am drinking wine right now, with the title of this blog post!! I decided to make use of my insomnia one night and started searching for home remedies for facial masks and facial cleansers.  I recently started using handmade soap ( cold process) and have become more aware of the ingredients found in store bought soaps and face cleansers.  I not only found that the handmade soaps had all natural ingredients, but it left my skin clean, very clean and soft.  I have used liquid body wash for so many years, that I had forgotten that companies still made bar soap.  I have stopped purchasing commercial brand soaps and now only buy from Indie makers.  In my quest for finding a DIY face mask, I was surprised to find so many recipes out there.  I guess I have been living under a rock all these years!  LOL The first result that came up was DIY Age-Reversing Red Wine Mask.  I thought, its late and I must be reading this wrong. I clicked on the link and found this was a very effective home remedy face mask and it was just 3 simple ingredients!! A face mask that was inexpensive AND used wine?  Talk about a Win-Win! Below are a few I found and of course, before applying remove all make up, cleanse your face and dry.

Age-Reversing Red Wine Mask from Recipe for Radiance
Ingredients needed:
1 Egg
1 Egg Yolk
3 Tablespoons Red Wine
Whisk all the ingredients together until well combined. Using a pastry brush or a paint brush, apply a thin layer to your face, neck and décolleté, avoiding your eye area.  Leave on for 10 minutes, or until completely dry, then remove with warm water and a wash cloth.
In much the same way as red wine is anti-aging from the inside out, the antioxidants in red wine (including resveratrol) make it a great anti-aging skincare treatment when applied topically. Mixed with egg whites to tighten fine lines and retinol-rich egg yolks, this mask takes happy hour to a new level. ** information take from the following LINK **

There are several other links out there with Red Wine recipes.  I found these to be the top 3 in my search results.

1. This is a great You Tube tutorial, click HERE to view.
2. offers a recipe as well, click HERE to view.
3. The Crazy Coupon Lady has 3 easy DIY, click HERE to view.

Finding that is doesn't cost and arm and a leg to give yourself "spa" like treatments at home is fabulous!  Now that I have added this to my weekly beauty regimen, my next quest is DIY Facial Mud Mask.  What do you think?  Will you give it a try? I found that doing this mask in the evening, while drinking a glass of wine, is very relaxing and a great way to unwind from a busy day.  I hope you enjoyed this quick post.  I would love to hear your thoughts or if you have any home remedies to share.  Until next time, Keep looking up because that's where it all is!

XOXO Shea 


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Smitten Polish - Frangipani

Hello Lovelies!! It has been a few weeks since my last blog post and I am finally feeling a bit better.  Since I am unable to sleep, I thought it to be the perfect time to show y'all one my new favorite polishes!! Noelie never disappoints with her creations and Frangipani has to be one of the most beautiful shades of Pink I have owned.  The formula is flawless and goes on like a dream!{{ Please pardon my nubs, I had 2 bad breaks in one day and had to file them waaaaaaay down }}

Frangipani is a cool-toned soft pink creamy holographic polish that is opaque in two coats.  I absolutely love this shade of pink, I didn't have anything like it in my polish collection.  Frangipani is a polish that looks good on any length and shape of nails.  It even looks fabulous on my new nubbins!!  Let's take a look at the photos.  These were all taken in direct sunshine outside.  I used Glisten & Glow Stuck on Blue base coat, 2 thin coats of Frangipani and finished with HK Girl Top Coat.


Isn't this just a beautiful color?!?! I love that its a color that looks good on any length of nails.  I did wear this mani for 5 days with out any chipping or peeling.  This is currently sold out, but I do think it may be restocked at some point.  You can find Smitten Polish on her BigCartel shop by CLICKING HERE.  Be sure to follow her on Facebook and Instagram for updates on up coming restocks and sneak peaks of new colors too.  What do you think?  Gorgeous color, isn't it!! I have a nice size collection of Smitten Polishes, it is one of my favorite Indie brands.  Noelie is so very talented and she interacts with the members of her Fan Page group, which is awesome!  That is all I have for this evening.  I hope to be able to start blogging on a regular basis soon.  A few more tests need to be done for my heart, and I'm praying for an effective treatment.  Until next time, keep looking up, because that's where it all is.......