Ready for gorgeous eyes? Try Bodyography’s Crystal Glide Liquid Eyeshadow

Bodyography Crystal Glide Liquid Eyeshadows

Bodyography’s Crystal Glide Liquid Eyeshadows are party ready – sparkly for Halloween, mellow fall shades for Thanksgiving, and everything special for Christmas. These liquid shadows are long lasting beauties that are super simple to use. Wear them alone or pair with other shadows and you look effortlessly chic.

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Bodyography Crystal Glide Liquid Eyeshadows are available in 6 shades: Citrene (bright gold), Garnet (burgundy) , Moonstone(nude mauve), Rose Quartz (soft pink), Ruby (rose gold), and Smoky Topaz (deep bronze). Check Bodyography’s site to see swatches of these so you can really appreciate them. ($20 each)

Bodyography Moonstone

Bodyography Rose Quartz

Bodyography Smoky Topaz

I’ve long been a fan of this type of cream eyeshadows and admittedly have a pretty large collection of them. I love the versatility along with the ease of using a liquid/cream shadow. Bodyography says that these are infused with pure color pigments and crystal chrome pearls and they nailed that description down. These are like jewelry for my eyes. The sparkle is there, the glitter is embedded within and not visible all over my face.

These Crystal Glide Liquid Eyeshadows are the easiest cream shadows I’ve used. The wand allows me to cover my entire lid without getting the color where it’s unneeded. Whether I use this as an all over color or use it specifically in one area the wand gets the job done.

Bodyography wand

I use these, especially Moonstone, as my shadow base. I don’t need a primer with it because this acts as the primer. I’ll use a brush at times to smooth it but I don’t really need that. It’s an all-in-one product for me.

The three shades I have can be built up if you like. No matter how much you use though Bodyography Crystal Glide Liquid Eyeshadows feel weightless on your lids. You’re going to look vibrant and ready to take on the world with these beauties.  —  Marcia

Setting a goal for clear skin with the Derma-E Anti-Acne Set

So are you the type of person who loves watching Dr. Pimple Popper?  Or do the extraction scenes just completely gross you out?  I’m somewhere in the middle.  I find it fascinating, but the really huge cysts and things are too much and I can’t watch.  I am definitely not in the middle when it comes to acne on my own skin – I hate it.  I’ve heard a lot of raves for Derma-E’s Anti-Acne products, so I was happy to test them out, hoping to make sure I never ever need Dr. Pimple Popper.  My teenage daughter tested these along with me so I could see how it helped her skin as well as my own.

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Before we talk specific products, I think it’s important to get a little wonky – you should know the key ingredients and what they do.  All three products I have for review today feature the same important ingredients.  The biggie is Salicylic Acid, which you may know as beta hydroxy acid (BHA).  Salicylic Acid is actually one of the very best ingredients for anti-acne products.  It’s an awesome exfoliant, helping to shed dead skin in the same way our skin naturally did when we were young.  It doesn’t just work on the surface of skin; it exfoliates deep inside pores and is terrific for treating both blackheads and whiteheads.  Not only that, it also soothes irritation, evens out skin tone, and helps to hydrate skin.  It’s terrific.

Where tea tree oil comes from…

The next biggie is Tea Tree Oil, which is great for soothing skin.  It’s also an antioxidant so it fights free radicals.  Some people may be sensitive to it, however.  It has a distinctive scent that you either love or hate, and it has some potentially skin sensitizing components – linalool, limonene, and eucalyptol.  So YMMV with Tea Tree Oil – my skin responds very well to it, but yours may not.

Lavender Oil

Next up is Lavender Oil, which many swear by for keeping skin clear and bright.  However, it has some of the same potentially sensitizing components as Tea Tree Oil – linalool and linalyl acetate – so again, it may not agree with your skin.  However, Lavender Oil is usually only irritating if the concentration of the ingredient is high enough for you to be able to smell it, and none of the three Derma-E products reviewed today smell anything like lavender.

Chamomile

The final big ingredient in the Anti-Acne products is Chamomile.  Chamomile comes from the flower of the same name, and it has tons of antioxidants from the phenolic compounds, like lavonoids apigenin, quercetin, patuletin, and luteolin.  Chamomile is also extremely soothing to skin, the same way it’s soothing for your tummy when you drink it as a tea.  Just know that if you are allergic to daisies, you will probably be allergic to chamomile since it is in that flower family.  Otherwise, it is a truly terrific ingredient in skin care.

The products I have for review today include the Acne Deep Pore Cleansing Wash, the Acne Blemish Control Treatment Serum, and the Acne Rebalancing Cream.  Together they are a great trio, but for maximum acne control I recommend this routine:

Morning, use an anti-acne cleanser, then a skin balancing toner – ideally, one that targets excess oil and pore size, then treatment serum, then moisturizer.

Night, use a separate makeup remover first, then anti-acne cleanser, then skin balancing toner, then treatment serum.

Derma-E Acne Deep Pore Cleansing Wash

Ok, on to the reviews!  The Acne Deep Pore Cleansing Wash ($15.50) is a cleanser that also exfoliates, removing dead skin, oil, and debris so it decongests pores.  There are a lot of anti-acne cleansers that do the job too well, stripping skin of its natural oils.  That can actually cause breakouts, so you want a cleanser that cleans but also keeps essential moisture in the skin.

The ingredients include:

Salicylic Acid: This tremendous skin exfoliator helps prevent clogged pores that can cause breakouts. The Acne Deep Pore Cleansing Wash contains 2% Salicylic Acid.
Tea Tree Oil: This therapeutic oil can help ease problems caused by a number of skin issues.
Lavender Oil: A rich oil that nurtures skin to help the complexion look clear and healthy.
Rosewood Oil: Balances skin to promote the appearance of healthy skin.
White Willow Bark Extract: Like Salicylic Acid, White Willow Bark exfoliates skin to keep it clear and help prevent blemishes.
Chamomile Flower Extract: This plant-based ingredient gently soothes skin.
The Acne Deep Pore Cleansing Wash is 100% vegan and cruelty-free, and does not contain parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, lanolin, gluten or GMOs.
Active Ingredient: Salicylic Acid 2%

The Acne Deep Pore Cleansing Wash is gentle enough for everyday use, and if you have really difficult acne you can use it up to three times a day.  My daughter found that this cleanser was great on its own because she doesn’t wear makeup.  (Can you believe I have a daughter who has NO interest in makeup??  Such irony.)  For me, however, double cleansing worked best so I removed my makeup first before using the cleanser.  I think double cleansing is always a great idea if you are prone to breakouts because it helps the anti-acne cleanser absorb better in the short time that it is actually on your skin.

Both my daughter and I found that this cleanser left skin feeling clean but moist.  It smells fresh, like tea tree oil.  This is a big plus, because it has salicylic acid and tea tree oil without the chemical smell that comes with many anti-acne cleansers.  I think it is especially good for those with acne prone yet sensitive skin because it doesn’t cause any peeling or redness.  The Acne Deep Pore Cleansing Wash is not really for treating extremely difficult cystic acne, but those who suffer with hormonal breakouts will have results with just the cleanser.

Derma-E Acne Blemish Control Treatment Serum

Any real anti-acne regimen needs a treatment serum, and Derma-E’s Acne Blemish Control Treatment Serum ($16.99) is a great option.  The ingredients are excellent for decongesting pores, so the serum not only treats current breakouts it also prevents new ones from forming.  Ingredients include:

Salicylic Acid: This acid is tremendous at exfoliating dead skin so it can’t clog pores and cause breakouts. The Acne Blemish Control Treatment contains 0.5% Salicylic Acid.
Anti-Blemish Complex: Our signature acne-fighting blend features Tea Tree Oil and Willow Bark Extract to help clear out pores, plus Lavender and Chamomile that help reduce redness so skin tone looks visibly improved.
Green Tea: An antioxidant source that can also prevent skin from the stresses caused by sun exposure and environmental pollutants.
Aloe Vera: This plant-sourced ingredient soothes skin irritation.
The Acne Blemish Control Treatment is 100% vegan and cruelty free, and does not contain parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, lanolin, gluten or GMOs.
Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid 0.5%

Start with applying the serum only at night so you can gauge your skin’s reaction.  If it doesn’t get too dry, you can add in mornings as well. This is a rather thick serum that takes a few minutes to sink in.  Don’t apply your moisturizer until after it is fully absorbed – otherwise the serum has a tendency to pill up.  The Acne Blemish Control Treatment Serum will take what looks like an eruption about to happen in the evening and make it disappear by morning. I love this for my adult acne, and my teenage daughter had fantastic results as well.  Also, it’s strong enough to treat cystic acne.

Derma-E Acne Rebalancing Cream

The final step in this Derma-E acne busting trio is the Acne Rebalancing Cream ($15.60).  This moisturizer is made to balance skin, so it moisturizes while also treating any existing breakouts and preventing new ones from forming.  The moisturizer is a gentle exfoliator, so it keeps pores from getting clogged. Ingredients include:

Salicylic Acid: This beta hydroxy acid powerfully but gently helps skin shed dead cells and soothes irritated skin.
White Willow Bark: A natural skin exfoliator retexturizes skin and clears away dead cells that cause breakouts.  Aloe Vera: This plant is renowned for its capability to soothe and calm skin, especially if it is red or inflamed.
Jojoba Seed Oil: Richly emollient, this oil calms skin and quenches dryness.
Panthenol (Provitamin B5): This water-soluble vitamin acts like a humectant, drawing moisture to the skin while conditioning the complexion for a smooth, vibrant-looking texture.
Lavender Oil: Lavender can help purify and moisturize skin.
Chamomile: Ease irritated, inflamed skin with this calming, antioxidant herb.
The Acne Rebalancing Cream is 100% vegan and cruelty-free, and does not contain parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, lanolin, gluten or GMOs.
Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid 0.53%

The Acne Rebalancing Cream is a thick cream that smells like tea tree oil. It applies beautifully, sinking into skin quickly.  It moisturizes while also mattifying skin, treating breakouts and preventing future ones.  I find that it is particularly effective when combined with the serum.  Makeup applies nicely over it – in fact, because the Acne Rebalancing Cream soaks up oil, it gives your skin a nice matte appearance. When you feel a breakout coming on, you can spot treat – put some of the serum on the area first, then follow with some of the Acne Rebalancing Cream.  It’s great for teenagers and for those with adult acne, and like the serum it treats cystic acne as well.

While the Derma-E Anti-Acne products are all reasonably priced, you can get the trio in a special edition kit that is truly affordable.  Right now on the Derma-E website, the $40 kit is on sale for just $24.  It’s a great way to see if this system works for you, and I think you will be impressed.  – Lisa

Acne Deep Pore Cleansing Wash Inactive Ingredients: Purified Water, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine (Coconut Derived), Cocamidopropylamine Oxide, PEG-150 Distearate, Polysorbate 20, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Glycerin (Vegetable Derived), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Aniba Rosodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Salix Alba (White Willow) Bark Extract, Organic Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Decyl Glucoside (Plant Derived), Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

Acne Blemish Control Treatment Serum Inactive Ingredients: Purified Water, Glycerin (Vegetable Derived), Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate (Sugar Starch), Salix Alba (White Willow) Bark Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium (Canadian Willowherb™) Extract, Aniba Rosodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Extract*, Caffeine, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Carrageenan (Seaweed Derived), Polysorbate 20, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

Acne Rebalancing Cream Inactive ingredients: Purified Water, Stearic Acid (Vegetable Derived), Cetyl Alcohol (Plant Derived), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Vegetable Derived), Glyceryl Stearate Citrate (Vegetable Derived), Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Glycerin (Vegetable Derived), Polysorbate 60, Salix Alba (White Willow) Bark Extract, Aniba Rosodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Organic Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Extract*, Allantoin, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 20, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil.

Alleven Instant Perfector Body Treatment Concealer

Alleven London Instant Perfector

I have tried plenty of concealers, but not many body concealers. A body concealer is different from the kind you use on your face since it’s thicker and should be water-resistant. It is used to cover up everything from stretch marks to bruises to tattoos.  Like facial concealers it should look natural, but it also needs to be more opaque and transfer resistant because it is usually covering up much darker issues than dark circles, and it also has to stand up to brushing against clothing. You can find it in many different forms – liquid like a foundation, or in stick form, and anything in between.
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Alleven London Instant Perfector

The Instant Perfector Body Treatment Concealer by Alleven London ($78) is a very interesting product. It differs from the typical body concealer in two ways:  1. it comes in a handy container that also includes a brush; and 2. it is not just a concealer – it’s also a treatment product.

The container is pretty cool. It is a very nice brush that is quite dense. You press the button at the bottom of the tube and the concealer comes out within the brush. The brush is great for application, although if you are covering a small area on your body one plump of the container may push out too much concealer for the job. Usually though body imperfections are a little larger.
The concealer comes in five different shades:  Pearl, Ivory, Sand, Amber, and Onyx. I have Ivory – but don’t let that name fool you! The color is anything but ivory. It’s actually a medium shade, even a little too dark for my NW23 skin. Alleven is really about evening out skin tone and giving a faux-tan like effect, so all of their colors seem to run rather dark. The lightest shade is the Pearl shade but I am not sure if it would work for those of you with very pale skin.
The Instant Perfector gives medium coverage, but it is buildable. It has high definition pigments that are coated with lecithin, which makes it cling better to skin. The finish is satin, not matte – it’s meant to reflect light and look very smooth. This isn’t a body concealer that will work for very dark areas like tattoos. It’s more for things like stretch marks and varicose veins. I covered up a beauty mark that is pretty dark to give an example of coverage. I don’t have any tattoos so this was the best I had to work with!  As you can see, it almost covers the beauty mark. The Ivory shade isn’t an exact match for my skin, but if I paired it with the Colour Shield which I reviewed HERE, I think it will be a good match.

In addition to covering up anything you just don’t want showing, the Instant Perfector is also a treatment for skin.

The composition is enriched with a Botanical Complex of Rabdosia Rubescens and Siegesbeckia Orientalis which protects and repairs the skin’s three visible chromophores (melanin, haemoglobin and collagen) to help unify skin tone and provide radiance and luminosity from within. It also concentrates the protecting power of the Coral Algae and Diatom Clay to help protect the skin from oxidation induced by sun radiation (IR, Visible, and ultraviolet).

So it not only covers up areas to blend everything into an even skin tone, it also works on evening out tone and creating younger looking skin over time. Who doesn’t love a multitasker?

I think a body concealer is a great product to have on hand. You never know when you will have a bruise or some veins you want to cover, whether it’s for a special occasion or for every day. You can find the Alleven London Instant Perfector online at www.alleven.com and at Cult Beauty.  – Lisa

Howl-O-Ween Blog Hop – what can you win in this giveaway?

It’s that time again – time for a great blog hop. Beauty Info Zone thanks The Mommy Island and The Kids Did It for setting this up. It’s a great time to win with all the holidays we have coming up. This time around Beauty Info Zone will be giving away a $40 Amazon e gift card ($40 in US dollars) to a subscriber from the US or Canada.

Hop dates – October 8 at 12:00 pm ET thru October 22 at 11:59 pm ET

Each blog participating has their own prize that they are responsible for and their own rules. Ours are pretty simple: be an email subscriber and comment. The rest of the entries are extras that can give you more chances.

$40 US e giftcard prize – Happy Howl-O-Ween

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Visit Fashion Flash to see what we’re all about

This week it’s Beauty Info Zone’s turn to be the hostess for Fashion Flash, our e-magazine for women over 40. I’ve been thinking about the name of our group (Fashion Flash) and wondering if readers are too. We aren’t really a fashion group although we are lucky enough to have a few bloggers who right about fashion. We are actually an everything group – a group for those who travel, a group for lifestyle posts, a group for healthy living, as well as beauty articles. We want to round out your world and help you discover the best you with the posts we share. So have a seat and start reading all our wonderful articles.
Hello I’m 50ish 60ish is sharing her Halloween decor and fall table with us. Great ideas for all of us thanks to Robin.
Glamour Granny Travels has a post that I can really resonate with, How You Can Spoil Your Grandkids in Florida. Inka must known that I have family that just moved there and that I would love to bring my grandkids there too. I’m sure it will resonate with you too.
Angie at Your True Self Blog has classic fall outfit ideas to help you get out the door quickly with style.  Classic means classy, so age doesn’t matter.  And what’s old is new, so you’ll find lots that’s trending in “How to Get Classy Quick in the Fall.”
We all need to start making better food choices and Moving Free with Mirabai is helping this with her post about reading food labels.
Barbara Hannah Grufferman — author of the award-winning “Love Your Age: The Small-Step Solution to a Better, Longer, Happier Life” and positive aging guru — is in deep training for her 7th NYC Marathon, all since turning 50. Here’s why she thinks everyone should put running in the NYC Marathon on their bucket list! 

Speaking of food, Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty explores the question “Can apples prevent aging?”

 

If you’re looking for an affordable, cruelty-free mascara that provides amazing length and volume, Allison from Never Say Die Beauty suggests checking out her fabulous drugstore find.
Prime Beauty loves the Lucky Chick line of lip lacquers and matte lipsticks but even more impressive is that every product is housesd in an orginal artist’s work!

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Lisa from Beauty Info Zone has found a new towel that for drying hair and she’s in love with it. You are going to need this too once you see it.

October #giveaways anyone?? See the Sunday Scoop for that!

Lots of giveaways this week though not much in the way of beauty. I hope you’re successful in the giveaways you choose to enter. I haven’t had much luck lately, in fact not in over a year, but sometimes something good happens and glee returns. Have a great week.  —  Marcia

 

BEAUTY INFO ZONE CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

10/10  SURPRISE $25 E GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY  –  1 winner, US/Can

10/18  ARM & HAMMER ATHLETE’S FOOT SPRAY  –  2 winners, US

new giveaway starting on 10/8

Winner’s circle: Congratulations to Emma S on winning the latest subscription product giveaway.

BEAUTY IN GIVEAWAYS

10/7  My Beauty Bunny  –  cruelty free beauty products from Earth Harbor, Agave Oil, C2O Coconut Water, $100 gift card to Tiare Opatitifa, Ziavic Beauty. US

10/8  Soleil Toujours  –  year’s worth of One Year Supply of Extreme UV Mineral Face Sunscreen, US

10/9  Jan Marini  –  Hand Cream, US

10/11  Vogue Faux Real  –  September Glam Bag & my Allure Beauty Box subscriptions full of beauty goodies including makeup, skincare and hair care. PLUS there will be a few extra beauty goodies that I’ve added, as well as a $25 Target gift card and a western bracelet and earrings from Paparazzi. US

10/13  Sensible Stylista  –  2 win, $50 to Ceramiracle Skincare, WW

PRODUCTS

10/7  Leite’s Culinaria  –   All Clad Kitchen Scale, US/Can

10/7  Primal Kitchen  –  Cuisinart Stand Mixer and Spiralizer, US

10/7  Tuck  –  Casper Essential Mattress, US

10/7  Fstoppers  –  Fujifilm camera, worth $1,299. US

10/7  iMore  –  Win an iPhone 11 and DualPro Platinum Package From Incipio! US

10/7  HOBOT  –  HOBOT robot vacuum and mop

10/7  Utama Spice  –  Essential Oils Mega pack10 bottles of Utama Spice 100% pure essential oils. US

10/7  Clane World  –  win a Kindle Paperwhite from Case Lane, WW

10/7  Thrifty Jinxy  –  Downton Abbey Prize Pack:1 themed umbrella,1 themed weekender bag,1 tin of mints, US

10/7  SaraLee’s Deals  –  Get Extra Clean Showerhead, US

10/8  Mrs. T’s Pierogies  –  16 winners for pierogy coupons and cooking prizes plus, US

10/8  Leite’s Culinaria  –  All Clad Lasagna Pan, US/Can

10/8  Steamy Kitchen  –  Apple iPad, US/Can

10/8  Supcase  –  Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max with a case, US

10/8  iBlason  –  an iPhone 11 Pro Max and three phone cases by i-Blason, worth $1,200. US

10/9  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Cuisinart Smartstick Hand Blender, US/Can

10/9  Steamy Kitchen  –  Cuisinart 3-in-1 Stainless Gas Grill, US/Can

10/9  Hamilton Beach  –  2 win, Digital Air Fryers, US

10/9  How to Fire  –  Samsung Chromebook 3, US

10/10  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Rachel Ray Skillet Twin Pack, US/Can

10/10  Tuck  –  Yogabed Mattress, US

10/10  Miss Molly Says  –  pick up to $100 worth of products from Velvet Caviar for their phone, US

10/11  ABCD Diaries  –  itSpray Travel Pack, US

10/11  DealMaxx  –  Cuisinart Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Ice Cream Maker, US

10/11  Bright Cellars  –  $250 to Sole Society, $200 gift card from Hinted, $250 towards Purlisse Beauty, $200 to Mignonne Gavigan, a $200 VISA gift card from Katie Couric Media, and a 3-month artisanal cheese subscription from Bright Cellars. US

10/12  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Dash Compact Air Fryer, US/Can

10/12  Mail 4 Rosey  –  Halloween Costume up to $60, US

10/12  Miss Molly Says  –  one winner for a Polaroid POP Instant Printer AND one  reader will win a Polaroid Mint Camera + Printer! US

10/12  Tuck  –  Parachute Mattress, US

10/12  Cyborg  –  Apple Airpods. US/Can

10/13  Recipe Lion  –  Swiss Diamond XD 8″ Nonstick Fry Pan, US/Can

10/13  Recipe Lion  –  CDN ProAccurate Rotating Thermometer, US/Can

10/13  Copy Cat Recipes  –   One (1) VitaClay Digital Express, one (1) 6 ” Bamboo Steamer Basket + Cover, and one (1) Color Recipe Book., US/Can

10/13  Slow Cooker Recipes  –  Cuisinart Food Spiralizer,  US/Can

10/13  Best Dessert Recipes  –  Farberware Rose Gold 4-PC Bakeware Set, US/Can

10/13  Southern Mom Loves  –  SimplyEarth Essential Oil Recipe Box, US/Can

10/13  Miss Molly Says  –  $100 in Lilybee Wrap, US

10/13  Kudosz  –  Twix Halloween Pumpkin Delight Gift Basket, US

MONEY

10/6  ||  Me and My Inklings, $50 Starbucks  ||  Sweepstakes Fanatic, $1000 visa and 10 winners will each get a $100 O’Reilly Auto Parts gift card! US  ||  Theresa’s Mixed Nuts, $25 Visa and Entenmann’s coupons, US  ||  Savvy Mamma’s Life, $25 Visa and Entenmann’s coupons, US  ||

10/7  ||  Savings.com, 5 winners, $500 Macy’s, US  ||  Mama’s Mission, copy of The Fire Keeper, a $50 Visa gift card and Fire Keeper branded baseball cap & bumper sticker. US  ||  Todd and Erin, $100 Walmart, US/Can  ||  Theresa’s Mixed Nuts, $20 Amazon, US/Can  ||  Kat Balogger, $25 Visa and Entenmann’s coupons, US  ||

10/8  ||  Nerdy After Thirty, Saint Keanu Reeves Candle, Insp Sticker, Assortment of Canadian Snacks and Goodies, and $25 Amazon GC, US/Can  ||  Obviously Marvelous, a copy of The Fire Keeper, a branded baseball cap, a bumper sticker and a $50 Visa gift card; US  ||  Beauty Brite, $200 Nordstrom, US  ||

10/9  ||  The Beat, $200 Best Buy gc, US/Can  ||  The Happy Fammily, $50 paypal, WW  ||  Money With A Purpose, $100 Bed Bath and Beyond gc, WW  ||  Mom Generations, $50 Loft gc, US  ||  Literary Gold, $25 Amazon gift card + a copy of book 1, Cherished Wings, US  ||  Literary Gold, $20 Amazon gift card + signed copy of Chasing Beverly, US  ||

10/11  ||  Moody As A Mother, Westwood Falls Sola Flower Heart Board + $25 Amazon Gift Card, US  ||

10/13  ||  Kudosz, $200 Amazon, US  ||  Gay NYC Dad, $25 Barnes & Noble gc, US  ||

 ||  Daily thru 10/19  –  Poppy Sweeps, $50 Amazon, US  ||

Beach Ready Bleached Neons with the Seas the Day Collection from KBShimmer!

We know, we know…we are very late to the party with this review! However, this review is actually coming to you thanks to a nail polish miracle. The box of polishes that was sent to me was lost in the mail for over two months – and then it magically arrived on my doorstep! Marcia and I thanked the nail polish gods and dove into KBShimmer’s 2019 summer collection, Seas the Day.  The collection of seven neon cream nail polishes and three multichrome flakie toppers is still available and the shades are perfect for a tropical getaway or for bringing some summer sunshine into your life.

Your suitcase is packed, your flip flops are ready, and the ocean is calling your name: it’s time for vacation! Join KBShimmer on a tropical journey, where the drinks are chilled, the sun is warm, and bathing suits and shorts are the only attire!  This collection, inspired by warm-weather destinations, features seven sun bleached cream polishes in tropical hues. These bright polishes can be accented with one of three bold and bright multichrome flakie toppers for truly beach-ready nails! So, slow down and join us in celebrating the sunny tropics!

We don’t have the multichrome flakie toppers or the lemon yellow cream Sand by Me, also available in the Seas the Day Collection, but we split the other six sun bleached cream polishes and each think our selections are the best. Read on to see who nabbed your favorite!

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LISA’S TRIO OF DELIGHTS

Normally, I am more of a shimmer/holo girl but these bleached out neon creams are so gorgeous I know I will reach for them over and over. The pigment is so rich, and the shades are so pretty – you can’t go wrong with any of them! I have Guava Nice Day, Lime All Right, and Pink or Swim – a trio of feminine and fun polishes that I can wear alone or bling out with a clear shimmery topper.

One reason I usually don’t do cream nail polishes is I find them difficult to apply. The formula is typically much thicker than a shimmer or holo shade, and somehow whenever I polish my own nails they end up looking too thick and somehow lumpy. As I played with these shades I finally realized that two super thin coats is the way to go for the best application. I like the polishes even better with a shiny topcoat. Oh – and this formula also takes longer to dry, so be careful since nicking that perfect manicure is easy to do, even after 30 minutes of dry time.

Guava Nice Day is the one of my three that I was initially most attracted to – I never go for straight peach, but this faded neon coral cream is lovely since it also has a shot of pink to it.  

I think it’s the perfect polish for a tropical getaway, especially for a pedicure. Guava Nice Day is similar to Marcia’s Papaya Don’t Preach, but the Guava is a peachy/pink whereas the Papaya is pure peach. Here is a comparison chart from the KBShimmer website:

Swatches from the KBShimmer website kbshimmer.com

Lime All Right is so fun! A pale green cream, I think it’s the most ‘neon’ of the shades I chose. This is another wonderful pedicure shade, although I have it earmarked for March since it’s going to be my St. Patrick’s Day mani.

Here is a comparison swatch pic from the KBShimmer website.  You can see that Lime All Right has that neon touch, and yet it’s also a soft, dreamy green – very unique. (Check out Sand By Me, the other neon cream that is available in the Seas the Day collection!).

Swatches from the KBShimmer website kbshimmer.com

Even though I picked Guava Nice Day first, I had a feeling that Pink or Swim would turn out to be my favorite of the three, and it definitely is. I am a total sucker for pink polishes and this faded pink neon is gorgeous.

I love how Pink or Swim is a bright pink…and yet it’s also somehow faded and comfy, like an old pair of jeans. I don’t care what season it is, I am wearing this fantastic shade year round!

MARCIA’S TRIO OF DELIGHTS

KBSHIMMER Harbor A Crush, Bored Shorts, Papaya Don’t Preach

KBShimmer’s Seas The Day collection is a delightful one no matter what season you choose to wear them in. The last three weeks my nails have been adorned with Harbor A Crush, Bored Shorts, and Papaya Don’t Preach as I was enjoying the end of summer and deciding what to wear for my winter Florida vacation. I’ve settled on Bored Shorts for then but also recommending all three of these.

Papaya Don’t Preach was the first one I wanted to wear. I don’t usually wear this color family on my nails since I have so much redness on my hands but this was so pretty and got me in the mood for Halloween. “A juicy papaya’s bright orange colored flesh inspired Papaya Don’t Preach: a bright orange cream that’s best in 2 coats.” I didn’t find it to be that bright but I did notice the neon in the color and just wished I did nail art.

KBShimmer Papaya Don’t Preach

KBShimmer Papaya Don’t Preach

Harbor A Crush is a great summer or water vacation nail polish. “Harbor A Crush is a soft blue cream inspired by ocean blue waters. Beach-ready in two coats, this sun washed azure shade is a summer must-have!” It reminds me of a Tiffany Blue shade with just that hint of turquoise to it. This is the one my manicurist liked best.

KB Shimmer Harbor A Crush

KB Shimmer Harbor A Crush

Bored Shorts is my pick of this trio. I loved wearing this one the most. The cool orchid pink looks good on my cool toned skin. “Bored Shorts is a faded orchid purple that leans pink.” In some lights you can definitely see that there’s a neon tint but in regular light it doesn’t feel that way. Bored Shorts looked pink in some lights but my favorite times were when I noticed the orchid more.

KBShimmer Bored Shorts

I wear all polishes for a week at a time and as always with KBShimmer I don’t get chips or fading. With these type of colors fading would be possible for other brands but with KBShimmer the polishes are so saturated with pigment that they stay true the entire time.

Thankfully, it isn’t too late for the Seas the Day party so get your neon on while you still can! You can find this collection and a fabulous array of other gorgeous shades online at www.kbshimmer.com.