Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Review: Sally Hansen Salon Effects


Hey everyone!
Another review here!!
This time it is Sally Hansen Salon Effects, and I know that there has been a lot of love/hate relationships with sticker/nail strip type manicures. But I wanted to share since I was sent it to review via Influenster. I love the concept, the excution however was not quite up to par with what I had hoped for. I have very slender nails, and the fact that the strips either completely covered both my nails or cuticles or bared covered half my nail was not a fun compromise. I felt that there were not enough choices in size for those of use with "smaller" nails.
I did however like the convenience of not having to wait for my nails to dry. Not have to wait till the NEXT day to stamp a zebra print design over my nails. Spend and  hour+ on my nails going through the various phases of base coat...wait....color...wait....color...wait....color..wait...top coat..wait forever just in case. I like the ease of use despite the fact that I messed up a few strips in the process. I would recommend this product but I think that it has a definite learning curve to it. And for me it seems to be a fairly steep one. I think that results will vary depending on the condition that your nails are currently in. All in all it is a fairly good product. 

As per Influenster:

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips

Don't Get Stuck With a Sticker!

Nothing feels or wears like real nail polish. Now Sally makes it easy to get Salon Effects anytime, any place using real nail polish – with no dry time! Don’t settle for plastic imitations that peel off. We’re the real thing. Just peel, apply & file! Learn more at www.sallyhansen.com


  • No dry time
  • Lasts up to 10 days
  • Removes easily with nail polish remover
  • 40 must-have styles


Where to Buy

Available at chain drug stores, food stores and mass merchandisers nationally.
Suggested Retail Price: $9.99


What the package includes...

the different sizes of strips that are included in the pack.. to think that I needed most of mine to be between the sizes of the 5 before the last one to the right (not including my thumb of course!)

 
The strip engulfing my nail/cuticles...

Good thing it cleans up well!

Obvious gapping where the strip wasn't wide enough



Thanks for reading,
I hope this illustrated approach sits well with you guys, in this case I feel that pictures do speak for all the thousands of words I could write. 


Until Next time,
GLITTERPUKEEE!!!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

SHEERCOVER CONCEALER REVIEW

My Sheer Cover Concealer Experience :) 





My Sheer Cover concealer came in Light medium and has been nothing but easy to use. I love that it has buildable coverage and never looks cakey. It also does not pull a disappearing act mid day which I love. So many of my concealers tend to run away mid day because of my teen-age skin that has a tendency to be a bit oilier than the adult skin most concealers are formulated for. I love the duo color that are MEANT to be mixed together to achieve the perfect match for your skin tone as well as adjust as the seasons change.  The consistency is great. It glides on effortlessly,  and does not make the uneven skin texture on my under eyes as obvious as some other concealers do as they wear. I would defintetly recommend this to anyone who has any sort of skin problems including sensitive skin. I am hesitant however to pitch this product due to relatively high cost. But I do enjoy the product, so if you have the money to spend go for it :) 


As per the Influenster review page:

Sheer Cover Duo Concealer

Sheer Cover® Concealer is perfect for all skin types and tones.  Our concealer is a customer favorite offering a custom blend for the various shades on your face and covers up imperfections.  It not only covers up the look of dark circles, blemishes, redness and age spots, it also moisturizes with Jojoba and Allantoin.

It instantly conceals blemishes, dark spots, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone – we’ve got life’s little imperfections covered!

KEY BENEFITS:
Instantly covers skin imperfections for a flawless, natural look
Variable coverage – sheer and creamy perfect for under eye circles or more opaque for blemishes, dark spots and hyperpigmentation
Easy application  – glides on, won’t pull or tug at fragile skin
Enriched with natural, moisturizing Jojoba to help nourish and restore the skins’ natural moisture balance
Allantoin helps calm and soothe sensitive, irritated skin
Provides antioxidant protection from free-radical scavengers
Dermatologist-tested

HOW TO USE:
Using fingertips, concealer brush or a cosmetic sponge dab a small amount of concealer on area to be covered. Blend well. Start sheer, adding layers to increase coverage. Wear alone, under or over makeup. Let dry before applying makeup.


Where to Buy:

Customers can visit www.SheerCover.com or call 1-877-489-2035 to purchase Sheer Cover.
$29.95 for the concealer (non-member price) and $29.95 for the introductory system, which also includes the Duo Concealer.

I received this product Via the Spring Beauty Influenster Vox Box.
I was sent it to review but all opinions that are presented are my own (other than what is directly taken from the site). If you have any questions about the product feel free to contact me at GlitterPukee@gmail.com
Please do not spam me with robots or.. well spam. 


Thanks for reading :D
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Until Next Time
GLITTERPUKEE :DD

Review: Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair

Hey everyone,
I am part of a club of sorts called Vogue Influencers, through it I have been given the opportunities to review many different items that as a blogger I do not currently have stats good enough to contact the companies to review them.  Anyone can join.. so if you are interested go ahead on to *influencerlink*
and join :)
Any who,
this product is supposed to help repair damaged hair. What the site doesn't tell you is that it is scented  kind of like citronella. Not in a bad way, but if you do not like the scent of citronella you might want to reconsider your purchase of this product.






All in all it has a great feel to it. My hair frizzes up horribly the day after I wash it but with this product I was able to jump directly to *second day hair* which for me is when my hair starts to behave. I love the short length of my hair that at the moment allows me to wash and go. But sometimes that means that I don't take the time to properly style it. Not having to worry  about it is nice :) 


Here is what their site says about the product::


Our daily leave-in treatment instantly repairs damaged hair by 26%*, helps protect from heat styling and detangles to help prevent further damage.

  • Certified organically-derived quinoa protein penetrates hair to instantly repair damage and strengthen from the inside out.
  • Wheat protein helps protect from heat styling—such as blow-drying and ironing.
  • Soy-derived oil detangles to help prevent further damage and breakage.
  • Certified organic essential oils including bergamot, mandarin and ylang ylang provide an uplifting aroma.
Pro tips from Antoinette Beenders, Aveda's global creative director and award-winning stylist:
  • Application is key. Use an amount about the size of a quarter for medium-length hair. Work it in your hands and apply it through damp hair.
  • To maximize results, focus on the most damaged areas and distribute the leave-in treatment evenly.
  • Don't rinse—because Daily Hair Repair is a leave-in treatment. It will give you a healthy foundation to style and finish with your favorite Aveda products.


For the most part I agree with these claims and I love the results so far. I will be posting updates as I use the product more.

I did receive this product for reviewing purposes however, all opinions represented are my own. I enjoyed reviewing this product and I promise to always mention whether or not I received this product for the basis of review.



Until Next Time,
GLITTERPUKEE :D

Monday, May 28, 2012

GiantMicrobegiveaway :D (not mine!)

http://ourvirginiahome.com/2012/05/giantmicrobes-mrsa/#comment-4263
I am totally in love with these silly giant microbe dolls that OurVirginiaHome is giving away at the moment. GO check out their giveaway now :) 

Butter London Knees up Mani

Hey everyone,
I am going to be trying out a new way of blogging for a bit. I am using the Blogger Android app. Let me know if you guys like this way better or not. I am still not yet sure but it definitely gives me more freedom to write when I want where I want without being dependent on my Laptop. I am a bit confused as to how to add photos tho.. so I may or may not have to wait until I get home for that :/

Ok, so onto the show ;D



Butter London is B3Free runs for around 10 to 15 dollars and as far as I know has respectable wear time and great coverage/formula.
Knees up applied evenly and had amazing opacity for such a thin formula.  

It is a gorgeous mid toned shimmery red. For my first Butter London it definitely has got me sold.



















 









The end result was this mani :D I started to get tip wear and a friend had made a comment that I never do designs so this is what I came up with! The glitter is from WNW Halloween and the hearts are nail design hearts I found earlier this year. 









 So that is that. Hope you all enjoyed this lovely bunch of GlitterPukee :D 
SO until next time, As it shall be very soon
GLITTERPUKEEE :D!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

AN ENORMOUS THANKYOU; Updates.. Business as usual

Hey everyone just a few business things... Please, if you follow with google friend connect go
ahead and follow on FeedBurner :) the place to enter your email is near the bottom right of my
blog as you scroll down to read my posts. Please do follow via FeedBurner? It would mean a
lot to me and it would be a lot easier for you to keep up to date. I believe I have control over
 how often it sends out emails, I will only send out emails if I have something big to announce
ie. Big giveaway (only my own.. I will not promote other peoples giveaways in your inbox),
potential opportunities, results of giveaways etc.

AND A HUGE THANKYOU FOR 101++++ FOLLOWERS/LIKERS :DDDDD
it is kinda of a big deal (cue huge milestone)


 
I meant it.. it is a HUGE milestone XD

Don't forget that I will be hosting my 200+ follower giveaway very soon..invite your friends..
 It only 90 people so if everyone currently following glitterpukee gets one person to follow this
week we will be there by the end of this week!!!
My current giveaway will be closed at the end of this month! Check it out *here*!!!


I will be doing more reviews and more polish posts more often in the near future!! I finish up
 my classes in the beginning of June so my posts *should* be more frequent over the summer.
Thank you all for more than 100 followers and likers on facebook. If you have not yet liked
 my page do so here!


That is just about it. I will being doing more of everything in the near future and I hope you are
 all planning on coming along for the journey.


Thanks for everything;
and until next time
GLITTERPUKEEE!!!

<3

Monday, May 21, 2012

Review: Bath and Body works Fine Fragrance Mist

Hello everyone, 
No need to talk about how tempted I was just now to be VERY southern and say "Howdy' Ya'll" 
XD Anyhow! I recently was selected to receive the Influenster Beauty Vox Box for May. It included a full sized Bath and Body Works Fine Fragance Mist in Twilight Woods.
Now, hear me out B&BW's lovers... I love and own enough B&B! product to restock a small stores.. I wish I was kidding. 

But honestly I am not loving most of their new super perfumey scents that have been released recently. I kind of miss the overly sweet single(ish) notes of the old B&BW lines. 
Anywhoooo, My point is that in my mind, I got very lucky, I am going to include the note analysis just in ccase any perfume heads get around to my blog. (FYI I AM A MAJOR PERFUME HEAD!!)

Introducing our NEW Fine Fragrance Mist. Our beautiful, sophisticated new bottle features a Fine Fragrance pump for a more delicate mist and improved coverage control. Lavishly spritz on your body to lightly scent your skin with our exclusive Twilight Woods, a hypnotic fragrance inspired by a romantic walk in enchanted woods.
  • Top Notes: Juicy Berry, Sparkling Mandarin, hint of Coconut
  • Mid Notes: Creamy Frangipani, Soft Mimosa, Wet Honeysuckle, Wild Freesia, Apricot Nectar
  • Dry Notes: Oud Wood, Musk, Orris, Vanilla Milk, Warm Woods
  • Aloe conditions and nourishes skin

    I personally love that B&BW has created this new product. It has the staying power of a normal perfume but the application of an oldstyle perfume spray. You know the ones with the squishy air bladder at the end of a tube? Superfine mist that gently envelopes you. But I want to sayt hat when applying one should er on the side of caution. It is not a body splash! It is much stronger and essentially an Eau de Cologne. Probably has a lower percentage of perfume oil but it really is like spraying on an airy version of the Eau de Perfume.

    (http://www.bathandbodyworks.com)  you can find the product on this site :)
    So, that was a bit long winded.. but I love perfume and really wanted to share this awesome new product with you guys. :)
    thanks for reading.. hope this review was helpful!
    And until next time
    GLITTERPUKEE!!! XD





    Disclosure: I was sent this product to review through the influenster program.  http://www.influenster.com/ anyone can join so test your lucka nd try it out!. All images were taken directly from the official B&BW site. I did not edit them in anyway and are in no way my own. All opinions are mine and mine alone. I was not compensated in any way for my review except for being supplied with said product. 



Monday, May 14, 2012

Joe fresh twilight

                                  This is the lovely polish Joe Fresh Twilight. As far as I know it is not inspired by the hit teen series by Meyer but hey, I might be wrong. Anyhow. This is a multi-chrome reflecting flakie. It displays this deep orangey yellow color as well as a bright lemony lime green and at the very edges a deep wonderful turquoise blue. The polish base is a smokey grey jelly polish. It applies crazy smooth and I am sue I could have acheived much more depth by not only A, not layering it over a black creme polish (pictured here I am wearing it over SC black to black) and B, applying more than one layer of the polish. Whether it be over a black (or any solid colored base for that matter) another coat would indefinitely given me some more depth to the color. This polish has great wear time, it lasted with Revlon colorstay Tc and Bc for about 5 days with minimal tip wear. This is awesome because I tend to destroy manis quite quickly. Just a few days in I will have horrendous tip wear and chipping! 
         Overall this is a great polish, didn't smell horrid, was easy to apply and is an amazing color!
PHOTO BOMB AHEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!

































The number of photos makes me think of "why are you so obsessed with me?" But Twilight... you are such a beautiful color! I could not help but to attempt to capture that beauty with my camera! Despite not having the best of the best I was diligent in my attempts to capture you in all your glory as a digital image. 

Hope ya'll enjoyed this post :)
Thanks for reading.. and ...
Until next time...
GLITTERPUKEE :D

Sunday, May 13, 2012

SkinCareGoals

(all opinions presented below are mine and only mine. No one else is allowed to claim 'em or else I will be very upset!!)
                            So, many of you will not know this (because for the time being I have been focusing on the world of polish) but I am current headed in the direction towards a career in Dermatology.
Dermatology is the study of skin as well as an M.D. I personally have an obsession with skin care products that only my obsession with polish get anywhere close to. 
                      Why did I tell you this? Because today I am going to be talking about my personal skincare goals.. It is a bit like a New Years resolution and a lot like a major lemming (polish speak for something you really really want!).
Anyhow I am going to share with you all how I go about my skin routine. Personal resolutions that I plan on going through with and a few other thingamjigers :D




So, first up. What kind of skin do I have? 
I have combination skin that leans more oily in the summer and closer to whatever "normal" is all other times. I am quite fair despite living in Florida, the sunshine state, and have a wonder relationship with hats, sunglasses and sunscreen. I will admit, I am the one who is codependent in this case. 


  (Image from elf site)
Anyhow, everyday I do my best to wear some kind of sun protection. I like ELFs SPF45 Face powder for on the run SPF because all I have to do is swirl a kabuki in the powder and go! For the  future I shall be more diligent about this.. Summer is coming and where I live the motto tends to be the less clothing the better. 


Another thing I would like to do is regularly do resurfacing treatments every other month. This may seem a bit ridiculous for a younger woman but it is a great idea for anyone unless you have cystic acne or extremely sensitive skin. I am not going to be going to a Derm's office for this and do not plan on such. Quite simply I mean that I will be doing either a Micro Dermbrasion or a peel. Nothing too fancy just something to make sure that my skin doesn't get to the point where dead skin is the cause of pimply thing coming up. 


  (Image from sheblogs.org)
More things to keep up with! I want to get into the BB cream trend. BB stands for either Beauty Balm or Blemish Balm. Either way they are fancy tinted moisturizers with added benefits. I might try the one from  Jessner   this skin peel is something I recently learned about :) The  hope is that it will not irritate my sensitive skin. 


Phew! This is a lengthy blog post (in comparison to the usual!) and I hope you were able to stick with me through this.


Thats about all!! Let me know if you have any skin care questions for I am more than happy to help. :)
Until next time!
GLITTERPUKEE :DD

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Nerd Lacquer GORAMMIT

          So this is my second ever Indie post.. and my first time wearing an indie glitter polish. I must say that I loved it! Gorramit is gorgeous! All of my friends who try to keep up with me and my polish obsession thought it was CG Hunger Games Electrify over a yellow cream... the right colors of glitter but not quite the variety! Anyhow, I love this polish; I was able to get full opacity in two coats. The glitter did not get chunky what so ever when I did a third as a test. I love that the application is very smooth, the glitter spreads across the nail fairly evenly, no dab and spread technique necessary! It wears very well.. I did however wear it with both the base coat and top coat from Revlon's Colorstay collection (which I love and will be reviewing both halves very soon!) This thankfully was not a hungry glitter, the Revlon TC is not very thick so it does not do well by the way of smoothing out gritty glitters. (SN gritty glitters make me twitch, it was one of the few reasons I like SV (seche vite) better than Revlon TC with Zoya Hurry up drops. )
            Anyhow, I really loved this color. ,It is beautiful, applies wonderfully and even more so wore well even with the horrors my nails are faced by on a daily basis!
    More often than not my Harry Potter buddies said that I was representing Gryfindor *gasp* because they say I am from Hufflepuff, they call me the Honey Badger because I have a generally unparalleled sense for finding amazing deals in our group of friends >..< and now you all know why I am a Hufflepuff. 
         But~~~~ on to the photos! This is VERY PICTURE HEAVY! I had a bit too much fun on this one. Oh well, enjoy! (I tried really hard not to make a mess of my cuticles this time around.. but I did take these photos before the discussion about my lack of clean up, I APOLOGIZE PROFUSELY FOR THAT!






One thin coat on all nails... natural-ish lighting

One coat, LED spotlight


One Thick coat on thumb

one thin coat


Two coats






I hope my sillyness does not go unappreciated!
thanks for reading <3
If you see any polish that I mention or do not post swatches of and you would like to see them let me know? I would be more than happy to do reader requested posts :D

Thanks again for reading and following :D
Until next time! GLITTERPUKEEE!!!!!