SuperChic Lacquer Shrinking Violet Swatch & Review

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It’s the final day of SuperChic Lacquer Week, and with it comes the final polish in the Gaslighted Collection!

Have you been keeping up with all the fabulous shades in this collection?  For a quick overview, you can check out the SuperChic Lacquer section of my Swatch Gallery.

Ready for the next shade?

Shrinking Violet

Shrinking Violet

Shrinking Violet is the 5th and final shade in the Gaslighted Collection!  Shrinking Violet is a pastel violet creme shade with intense aqua and pink shimmer.  So delicate looking and incredibly pretty (like every polish in this collection!).  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Shrinking Violet Side

Shrinking VIolet CU

Shrinking Violet will be available for purchase on February 13th for $10.00 on the SuperChic Lacquer Etsy Shop along with the other 4 polishes that make up the Gaslighted Collection.

Make sure you check out Wonder Beauty Products/ SuperChic Lacquer on Facebook!  She’s constantly running amazing giveaways for her polishes and debuting new shades and swatches of old favorites!

This concludes SuperChic Lacquer Week (sad, I know!) but I’m sure I will have her featured on the blog in the future!  In the meantime, you can view a few of the swatches I have of SuperChic Lacquer in the Swatch Gallery!

Hope you all enjoyed the Grunge Glam Collection as well as the Gaslighted Collection I had the pleasure of showing off this week!


Callio Fragrance Summer, Kiele and Belle Review & Giveaway

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Callio Fragrance is a new-to-me brand that graciously sent over 3 of their perfumes for me to review PLUS they offered a giveaway to one of my lucky readers!

Callio Fragrance

I went through the Callio Fragrance site and it took me forever to settle on 3 fragrances – they all sounded amazing!  After what had to be an hour, I finally settled on 3 (there are 7 total) – I picked Summer, Kiele and Belle.  Lets go through each scent description and then we’ll move onto the giveaway!



Summer was my favorite of the 3 scents.   Summer is described as a blend of freesia, peach and cantaloupe.  I agree with the description and you can detect all 3 of these scents in the perfume plus a very faint hint of musk.  It’s definitely an interesting mix of scents but they work well together and it definitely reminds me of Summer.  As far as wear time, I got about 4 hours of wear from Summer, after 4 hours I could still smell it, but it was incredibly faint.



Kiele is Callio Fragrances most popular scent, and I can definitely see why!  Kiele is described as a fragrance with notes of jasmine, gardenia and tuberose.  Much like Summer, I could definitely detect all 3 notes within Kiele and it’s a fresh and floral scent without being overpowering.   But you do need to be a floral lover to appreciate this perfume. I have a feeling this will be my Spring time scent!  Wear time on Kiele was 6.5 hours.  Again, like Summer – I could still slightly smell Kiele on me after the 6.5 hours, but so faint it would not have been detected by others.



Belle is described as a sheer blend of white musk and powder with a touch of peony.  This is definitely a soft powdery scent and when I first applied it that’s all I could really smell.  Once it dried down I picked up on the peony and the hint of musk.  A very delicate blend and the softest of the 3 – the powder and peony mix is really nice!  Wear time was 6 hours.


Overall I’m very happy with the selection I made!  All 3 fragrances are very different from each other so I got a nice variety to try out.  My favorite is definitely Summer – the mix of peach and cantaloupe was sweet and then the added freesia balanced it nicely.  Wear time was pretty good.  I put down the time where I could still smell it on me without lifting my wrist directly under my nose, but all 3 I could still smell on my wrist up to 8 hours after application.  As I said earlier, Callio Fragrance does have 7 scents available in their shop, and I know there are a couple more I am eyeing – Willow will definitely be mine soon as well as Tessa.

Price: $28.00 Each

Where To Buy: Callio Fragrance Website 

Callio Fragrance also has matching body lotions, soaps, and roll on perfume if you like to layer scents.  Looking for a cute gift?  Check out the Gift Set section on their site as well!

The Giveaway

Callio Fragrance have offered to give away 1 of the 3 scents I reviewed to one of my readers!  The winner will get to select whether they would like to receive Summer, Kiele or Belle.

Because of the delicate glass bottles, and the fact that shipping alcohol based products can be tricky, this giveaway will only be open to US residents.

Must be 18 years or older to enter, if under 18 – you must have consent from a parent or guardian.

Good luck and have fun!

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InstaNatural 100% Pure Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Review & Giveaway

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Insta Natural

Within the last several months I have become addicted to using Argan Oil.  I had been hearing about it for about a year, but finally tried it a few months ago and discovered what all the buzz was about!

Insta Natural dropper

InstaNatural 100% Pure Organic Moroccan Argan Oil comes in a nice royal blue bottle and has a dropper lid to easily dispense the argan oil.  If you haven’t used it before and try it out (which I recommend you do!) only start with 1-2 drops and add more (or less) as needed.  It is an oil, so if you apply to much too quickly, your hair and/or skin WILL appear oily.  If you build it up to the desired amount, you will get the positive effects of the argan oil without a greasy appearance.

InstaNatural provides an all natural 100% Pure Certified Organic Argan Oil. There are no chemicals or preservatives added to this product.  InstaNatural is also Cruelty Free (I know this is a huge bonus to a lot of people!)

What is Argan Oil?

Known as ‘Moroccon Gold’ by many, Insta Natural’s 100% Argan Oil is organically grown in Morocco. Rich in Vitamin and E, essential fatty acids and other anti-aging properties, Argan Oil can revitalize even the most damaged skin and hair. Its chemical makeup allows for easy absorption into the human skin, giving your skin, hair and body the external nutrition it needs to really glow.

What’s Special About InstaNatural Argan Oil?

InstaNatural 100% Pure Argan Oil is made ORGANICALLY, start to finish—meaning there is no interference of harmful chemicals in the pressing process, or in the distribution of the final product. Our Argan Oil is 100% Pure, and worth its weight in gold.

My Thoughts

InstaNatural Argan Oil works amazing in my hair!  I have thick hair that is straight in front and wavy/curly in the back.  Every morning I wash my hair as normal, apply 5-7 drops of InstaNatural 100% Argan Oil into my palm and then work it through my hair.  My hair feels softer, it helps smooth out some of the wave (I like wearing my hair straight instead of wavy), tames the frizzies and makes it look healthier!

Price:  $22.95 with Amazon Prime ($49.95 without) for a 4oz Bottle

Where To Buy: Amazon

Still unsure if it’s right for you?  Then try your luck at winning your own bottle!

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

LillyBit Around Town Cosmetic Case Review & Giveaway

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I have an insanely cute cosmetic clutch to show you tonight from LillyBit!  LillyBit is a company dedicated to bringing you stylish and functional on-the-go accessories, and they were generous enough to send me a clutch to review AND one to give away to one of my readers.

This post is going to be a little photo heavy.  I tried to get photos of all the features it has, so take a look and see why I love it so much!

LillyBit Around Town Cosmetic Case

Lilly Bit Clutch closed

Here is the LillyBit Cosmetic Case with the wristlet strap look.  It’s a soft and luxurious bag with a strong duo magnetic closure.  The strap is fun on this case, as it has a few things you can do with it!

Lilly Bit Strap and zipper pack

When you open the case up, you can see there are 2 metal snaps for the strap making it completely removable if you want a clutch look, or just remove the left snap to make it a shoulder bag.

Lilly Bit with Strap

How cute?!

Lilly Bit Emblem

The hardward on the bag is a cute metal emblem that says “LillyBit”

Ok back to the opened bag…

Lilly Bit Clutch

Here is the LillyBit Cosmetic Case in all of it’s opened glory.  On the left side of the bag there is a clear zippered compartment.  I liked using that compartment for blotting papers and tissues.  Hugging the left towards the center is the removable strap.  The center features a large carryall for bigger cosmetic items.  The right side of the clutch has a brush holder complete with 10 snug inserts for various sized brushes, and above it is a plastic protector so your brushes don’t get squished and misshapen.

Lilly Bit Brush Pocket

Here is a closer look at the right side (the brush holder!).  You can see the light reflecting off of the plastic protective piece on top.  Below is the brush pocket.

Brush Straps

Inside the lower pocket are the brush compartments to securely carry the basics!  These are nice and thick and have various sizes so you can carry anything from a fluffy all over face brush down to an itty bitty eyeliner or lip brush.

Lilly Bit Inner Pouch Closed

The center compartment is rather large and allows for carrying various makeup items.

Lilly Bit Inner Pouch with TSA approved

When you open up the silver center case it  reveals a compartment with 2 clear TSA approved zippered pouches.  These pouches are perfect for containers with liquid or smaller items you don’t want rolling around with larger items.  These smaller pouches are also perfect to put the “every day necessities” in so when you want you can just grab a smaller bag and go (if you don’t want to bring the whole clutch!)

TSA approved pouches

Both TSA Approved pouches are clear with pink trim at the top and cute silver tassled zippers!

Lilly Bit Inner Makeup Pouch

Here is the inside of the center compartment.  It’s actually really roomy and can hold a lot of items from powders to foundation to lipstick to various palettes!

 Whew!  That was a lot of detail for the inside!  But wait… there’s one more thing!

Lilly Bit back pocket

If you close the bag and flip it over… there is another small zippered compartment.  This is good for cell phones, some cash/cards or more small makeup items!

This is seriously the ULTIMATE beauty organizer!  I love it and will be using it constantly!


This is the handiest “on the go” cosmetic clutch I have ever come across!  It has a ton of compartments, protects your brushes and has various ways to carry it around to fit your style!  The material is study and plush and is very well made!

LillyBit also makes cute Uptown Diaper Clutches also so you can carry your baby items in style!

Price: $44.00

Where to Buy: LillyBit Website

Visit the LillyBit Social Media Sites: Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest

One more look at the LillyBit Cosmetic Case

Lilly Bit Clutch closed

Now you’ve seen mine… do you want to try your luck at winning one?!

The Giveaway 

Rules are simple!  Must be 18 years or older to enter, or have a parent or guardians consent if under 18

Must complete all tasks to qualify.

Prize is a LillyBit Around Town Cosmetic Case

Have fun and GOOD LUCK!

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SuperChic Lacquer Lost My Melon Swatch & Review

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Ready for Day 5 of SuperChic Lacquer Week?  So sad it’s almost over – but VERY happy to show you today’s polish from the Gaslighted Collection!

If you just started in on SuperChic Lacquer week, make sure you go back to check out Coming Unblued, Figmint of My Reality and Fuchsure Drive Me Insane!  The Gaslighted Collection is full of stunning shimmer packed shades that will WOW you!

Lost My Melon

Lost My Melon

Lost My Melon is an almost pastel coral base with intense violet and pink shimmer within it.  I used 2 coats for this photo.  There is a serious wow factor to this polish.  I captured some of the shimmer, but in person there is so much more that a camera simply couldn’t handle.

Lost My Melon side

Lost My Melon CU

Lost My Melon will be available for purchase on February 13th for $10.00 on theSuperChic Lacquer Etsy Shop

Make sure you check out Wonder Beauty Products/ SuperChic Lacquer on Facebook!  She’s constantly running amazing giveaways for her polishes and debuting new shades and swatches of old favorites!

I only have ONE MORE reveal for the Gaslighted Collection left (nooo!) but I’m sure I will have more SuperChic Lacquer on the blog in the future.  If you haven’t tried this brand yet, you need to – and this collection is an amazing one to start with.

Check back tomorrow for the final reveal of the Gaslighted Collection!


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