Saturday, June 29, 2013

Google Friend Connect Reminder

Good early morning, darling readers!  This is just a quick reminder that Google Friend Connect is supposed to be going away as of July 1, 2013.  If you aren't already subscribed another way, please either sign-up to continue reading my blog via e-mail or through Bloglovin' below. Thank you! Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

June Ipsy has arrived!

Good afternoon, my darling readers!  How is everyone this HOT afternoon?  I hope y'all are able to keep yourselves cooled off.  My a/c isn't working so it's hot, HOT, HOT here!  And the heat has made my pain levels go a little off the rails the past few days so I've been behind in getting things done.  To the winner of my give-away, I do apologize, your prize package will be going out with the mail first thing in the morning and I'll e-mail the tracking number to you!  Now let's get on with why we're all it's not nails, but make-up!  That's color too, right?  *grin*

I received my Ipsy glam bag last week and let me tell you, I am so in love with the bag itself!  Anything cheetah print is just too cute, in my opinion.  Even though I don't wear it myself, I think it's just too adorable on those who can and do wear it.  I might be able to wear it, in all honesty, I've never really tried before.  Most of y'all have probably already seen what other bloggers who belong to Ipsy have already posted, but let's take a look at what I received this month, shall we?

I always love seeing this pink bubble mailer in my mailbox.  I always know it's Ipsy time!

The theme for June is "On The Wild Side".  On the back of this card is discount offers from all the companies that had products in the bag this month.  Not everyone received an item from each company but it's nice they offer a discount to every member any way.

Isn't it adorable?  I forgot to get a shot of the inside of the bag, but it's the same color as the zipper, a neon green, which for some reason looks yellow.  Forgive my camera please.

And now for the items I received: Cailin Line-Fix Gel Eyeliner in Purple, Chella Ivory Lace Highligher Pencil, J.Cat Sparkling Cream Palette in Volta, NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Glow, and Starlooks Liplining Pencil in Bare.

The cost break-down:
Cailin Line-Fix Gel Eyeliner          $21.00
Chella Highligher Pencil                $18.00
J. Cat Sparking Cream Palette     $  4.49
NYX Rouge Cream Blush           $  6.00
Starlooks Liplining Pencil             $12.00
                              Total Value  $ 61.49

All of my items were full size, except the Chella Highligher Pencil, which was a deluxe size.  I did list it at a full-size price in the break down as they didn't have a size listed on their full sized one on their website and the one I received has a different cap and does look smaller.

For those not familiar, Ipsy is a monthly subscription service you can sign up for that cost $10 a month.  You can take a quiz to find your own beauty profile and they base the product that is in your bag to your profile.  It may take a month or two for it to become a bit more custom to you, but they will get it eventually. :)  They also started something brand new in the month of June and that is the ability to leave feedback on what you receive in your bags and you can rate it from Yes, I'd love to receive it again! to No, I never want to get that again! which I think is awesome.  Sometime there is a wait list, so if you want to sign up, I wouldn't wait.  And if you'd like to help a gal out, here is my handy dandy referral link.  If two people sign up, I may get a little extra something in my next bag!

As always, thank you all for spending a few moments of your day with me and please, stay cool, we don't want any of you getting heat stroke!  Huggles!

Monday, June 17, 2013

We Have A Winner!

Good early, early Monday morning or late, late Sunday evening (depending on where yiou are) y'all!  I just wanted to do a quick post to let y'all know:


In the May NAS Kit Give-Away.  I would like to be the first to say Congrats to ERIN O!  Erin has been e-mailed and has 48 hours to respond or another winner will be drawn.  I also wanted to say Thank You to everyone who entered.  

Over the last few days I've been playing around with my kit and I will start posting the results I got with it over the next couple of days so please be on the lookout for those.

Again, congrats to Erin!

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

May NAS Kit and A Give-Away!

Good morning my darling readers!  I hope this early Tuesday morning is finding you well.  I'm up early because hubby is on the early shift starting today.  Sometimes working swing shift work completely sucks, but he's been doing it nearly 23 years now.  Day shift just happens to be the shift we least like since we're both more night owls than early risers.  He works in a glass factory that makes drinking glasses, bake wear, and the like.  The machine he runs usually produces mixing bowls, baking dishes, lids, and things like that.  Our youngest child also now also works there and just became a journeyman machine operator last year after completing his 4 year apprentice program.  We're very proud of him for his accomplishment as in this day and age, most people are lucky to have a job let alone one that pays fairly well and offers benefits.  I count ourselves very blessed at the moment and we keep our fingers crossed both will stay gainfully employed for some time to come.  And now onto what y'all are here for, nail stuff!  :0)

Most everyone who is a member of Nail Art Society has received their May kits and posted and ooohh and ahh'ed about them, well, except me (there may be a few others as well and I'm sorry for your delay too and hope you got the same fabulous customer service I've received!).  I got a tracking number and waited.  Tracked the package, but it had no activity.  A few days later, I was e-mailed a different tracking number, so I figured the first one either hadn't gone out or something happened to it, so I started tracking the second package.  Out from California it went and I thought eastward it would come.  The next destination it hit was Seattle Washington.  I thought, okay, it's taking the scenic route.  By the time it was all said and done, it was delivered to an address in Juneau Alaska.  That's a long way from the southeastern part of central Ohio, right?  So over Memorial Day week-end, I e-mailed customer service and CC'd Tia (the owner of NAS) to let them know about the mix-up (I'd either been e-mailed a wrong DC number or the package mailed to the wrong location) and I got a response from Tia herself, which I really didn't expect.

To make a long story short, Tia apologized for the error and said because of the inconvenience that she would send me 2 kits.  The level of customer service I received, well, I can't say enough about it because Tia went above and beyond anything I expected.  I thought maybe I might get a nice, form e-mail to say thank you for letting us know of  the error and we'll get your kit to you as soon as we can and that would be the end of it.  I never expected a 2nd kit, nor it to be mailed to me via priority mail.  Because of her generosity, I have decided to spread the love and share the 2nd kit with one of y'all!  If you haven't seen what is included in this kit yet, prepare yourself, I think it is the best one they've put together yet!

More after the jump.

Sunday, June 2, 2013


I was going to post a give-away, starting last night, but it seems as if the hard drive in my desktop computer had decided to bite the dust.  Soooo it will be a couple more days before I can get this give-away started while I retake and edit photos. Please bear with me in the meanwhile.  Thanks!