Name A Star Personalized Gift Review & Giveaway

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I’m always looking for fun and new ideas as gifts, or even as an add on to a larger gift.  I was given the opportunity to receive a Name A Star Personalized Gift, and I thought it was a nice and unique idea.

What is Name A Star?  It’s an opportunity to name a star (I’m sure you figured that out…) and you receive a certificate with the name you chose, the co-ordinates to locate the star AND instructions on how to view the star with Google Earth… where the recipient of the gift (or yourself) will see a personalized message left by you!

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Here is what the certificate I received looks like.  I had a star named after my son (his last name is on the certificate, but I took it out for this post) and I received this around his birthday… so when we view the star on Google Earth – it says “Happy 8th Birthday Jacob!”

When I showed Jacob the certificate and the message, he LOVED it!  A few of the moms at his birthday party wanted information for their kids and friends as well.

It’s only $12.99 for this, which isn’t too bad and it’s a fun gift idea – especially for an 8 year old who is getting to space related things.  He thought having a star named after him was awesome!

For $12.99 you get:

A Star Certificate in the name of your choice

View your star on Google Earth

Leave a personalized message

Entry into the star registry

Instructions on how to view your star

And you’ll receive it within 48 hours of purchase

Sound like something you’d be interested in?  Check out the Name A Star Website.

Want to win the opportunity to Name A Star?  Enter below!  3 Winners will be selected.

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Mentality Glass Fleck Jellies Collection Swatches & Review

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I told you I would have more Mentality Nail Polish to show you this week, and I wasn’t kidding!  Today I have the Mentality Glass Fleck Jellies to show you.

Mentality Glass Fleck Jellies COllage

This is a set of 9 vibrantly colored jelly bases jam packed with gorgeous silver glass flecks for a slightly textured, shimmery glow.  There are only 8 in this post right now… but I will have the 9th one up shortly.

Nichole

Nichole

Nichole is a jelly base packed with silver glass flecks.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Nichole Side

Nichole CU

Whitney

Whitney

Whitney is a soft green jelly base with a ton of silver glass flecks throughout.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Whitney side

Whitney CU

Charlotte

Charlotte

Charlotte is an aqua jelly base with silver glass flecks throughout.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Charlotte side

Charlotte CU

Theia

Theia

Theia is a vibrant blue jelly with silver glass flecks throughout.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Theia side

Theia CU

Anne

Anne

Anne is a blue toned purple jelly with silver glass flecks.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Anne Side

Anne CU

Alysha

Alysha full

Alysha is a bright red toned pink full of silver glass flecks.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Alysha

Alysha CU

Destany

Destany

Destany is a soft pink toned orange jelly base with silver glass flecks mixed in.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Destany side

Destany CU

Jeanette

Jeanette

Jeanette is a light coral jelly base with tons of silver glass flecks within it.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Jeanette Side

Jeanette CU

Overview

The opacity and easy application of these glass fleck bombs was a lot easier than I thought it would be.  These aren’t a super “squishy” looking set of jellies, but they are definitely jelly finish.  They all have a very light texture to them and dazzle in the sunlight.  This set is definitely unique to my collection.

Price: $6.75 Each

Where to Buy: Mentality Nail Polish Website

International Distributors:  Sally Magpies and Edgy Polish

Mentality Nail Polishes are 3 Free formula and each bottle has 2 stainless steel mixing balls.

Make sure you check out Mentality Nail Polish on Facebook HERE for updates as well as more swatches!

Want to see more of my Mentality swatches?  Check out the Mentality section on my Swatch Gallery!

PopSugar NOW On TV! Watch On TVGN

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PopSugar NOW is officially on TV!  You can tune in to watch celebrity news, gossip and fashion instead of reading about it online on the PopSugar website!  After work my eyes are tired and I just want to relax, so being able to watch PopSugar NOW on TVGN is a great feature for people like me.

You can get your celebrity fix by tuning in weeknights at 6pm (5 Central) on TVGN!

I know I’ll be watching at night while I work on blog posts or while I relax and paint my nails, hope you’ll tune in as well!

The following FTC disclosure: “Disclosure: This post was sponsored by POPSUGAR. While I was compensated to write a post about POPSUGAR NOW, all opinions are my own.

JOSS FX Affinite Holographic Nail Lacquer Swatches & Review

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Have you checked out the Color4Nails website before?  They carry a nice assortment of indie polishes from around the world and make it easy to order some of your favorites in one spot!

One amazing brand Color4Nails  carries is JOSS Lacquer.  I have used JOSS Lacquer before, so I knew I loved the brand.  They have amazing holographic shades in both scattered as well as linear that apply amazingly well.

The first 2 shades I’ll be showing you tonight are not yet carried on the Color4Nails website – so if you like them, make sure you let Color4Nails know (either on her Facebook Page or in the comments below!) so she can make the decision on carrying them or not.

Desert Sunset

Desert Sunset

Desert Sun is a medium bronze jelly base with scattered holo throughout.  This is a slightly textured polish that can be smoothed out in 2 coats of top coat.  Look at the holo sparkle in it!  I didn’t even need a lamp to show it off.  I used 2 coats for this photo and 1 coat of top coat

Desert Sunset side

Desert Sunset CU

In A Violet Haze

In A Violet Haze

In A Violet Haze is a silvery white with a violet shimmer and holographic micro glitter scattered throughout.  I used 2 coats for this.  Like Desert Sunset, this has a mild texture and needs 2 coats of top coat to smooth over.  Also like Desert Sunset – the holographic glittered needed no help sparkling through!

In A Violet Haze Side

In A Violet Haze CU

Now we’re going to move onto shades that Color4Nails currently has in stock!  Again, if you like the 2 above and want to see more of them and colors like them – let her know!

Sudden Impulse

Sudden Impulse Full

Sudden Impulse is a reddish coral linear holographic polish with a jelly like finish.  Although it’s jelly like, Sudden Impulse is completely opaque in just 2 coats.

Sudden Impulse

Sudden Impulse AL

Sudden Impulse CU AL

Caribbean Holiday

Caribbean Holiday full

Caribbean Holiday is a STUNNING vibrant aqua blue linear holographic.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Caribbean Holiday

Caribbean Holiday AL

Alternate Dimension

Alternate Dimension

Alternate Dimension is a orangey coral jelly linear holographic.  Much like Sudden Impulse, this had GREAT opacity and I had full coverage in 2 coats.

Alternate Dimension CU

Alternate Dimension AL

Alternate Dimension CU AL

Flamingo Dancer

Flamingo Dancer

Flamingo Dancer is my #1 of the group.  This is a beautiful, rich rose pink metallic finish linear holographic.  The finish on it is completely like a standard metallic.  You need to make sure the first coat is dry before you apply the second or you may have slight dragging of the first coat.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Flamingo Dancer CU

Flamingo Dancer AL

Flash Diamond

Flash Diamond

Flash Diamond is a metallic silver linear holographic polish.  I used 2 coats for this photo, and like Flamingo Dancer – make sure the first coat is dry before applying the second to avoid dragging.

Flash Diamond CU

Flash Diamon AL

Overview

All of the JOSS FX Affinite shades have an amazing holographic quality to them regardless of whether they are linear or scattered.  I love the range of finishes on them as well, they go from lightly textured to jelly to metallic – yet no matter what the finish they are amazing.

Price: $9.00 each

Where To Buy:  Color4Nails Website

At the moment Color4Nails does not have Desert Sun or In A Violet Haze in stock, but if you want to have them available, remember to comment to this post or leave her a quick message on Facebook to let her know YOU WANT THEM!

Make sure to visit Color4Nails on Facebook for more swatches, reviews and stocking information for the amazing assortment of polishes she stocks!

What did you think?  Are you LOVING the JOSS FX Affinite Holographics?

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Milani Limited Edition Coming Up Roses Collection Powder Blush Swatches and Review

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Milani has released another Limited Edition Coming Up Roses powder blush collection.  Last years 4 piece limited edition collection sold out super fast, so I was excited to see they did another set, but this time they went bold and bright with the colors.

Group Blue

I remember loving the Coming Up Roses set Milani released last year and had very high hopes for this years collection, unfortunately, I wasn’t completely impressed with them.  Overall, I love Milani as a brand and have very few, if any issues with their products – but these blushes didn’t impress me like the last collection did.

All 4 powder blushes are described as petal soft, finely milled and rose colored pigments (to go with the theme).

Let’s take a look.

Coral Cove

Coral Cove

Coral Cove is a matte bright orange coral.  The color?  Gorgeous.  The application?  Slightly chalky.  It was workable, but I had to apply it with a light hand, and then use a fluffy powder brush to swipe over the application area to dust off excess.

Coral Cove Swatch

Lady Rouge

Lady Rouge

Lady Rouge is a hot pink toned red matte shade.  This one was different from the other 3 blushes.  It was harder to work with and I could barely get any color with it.  Instead of feeling powdery to the touch, it actually felt harder than usual.  Bad batch?  I don’t know.  It was definitely not in line with the other blushes.

Lady Rouge Swatch

Love Potion

Love Potion

Love Potion is a deep rose matte blush.  This one actually gave me the best pigmentation for the least amount of work.  It blended easier and had the finely milled feeling I remember the last collection having.

Love Potion Swatch

Tea Rose

Tea Rose

Tea Rose is probably the “safest” blush in the collection.  This is a light rose matte shade.  Pigmentation is decent, but still a little on the chalky side.

Tea Rose Swatch

Overview

While I generally love the products Milani puts out, and I really loved last years Coming Up Roses Limited Edition collection, this one didn’t seem to be as good as the original 4 piece set.  The colors were nice and they are usable – but you need to be careful while applying.  If you have dryer skin, be careful with it.  Matte shades tend to cling to dry spots and can accentuate the dryness.  Do I like this years Coming Up Roses collection?  Yes.  Do I love it?  No.  The packaging and presentation is beautiful and I love the rose pattern.  Almost to pretty to use!

Price: $7.99

Availability:  You can find these in select Walgreens stores as well as on the Milani Website

So what do you think?  Will you be picking these up?

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