LynB Designs: Wish Granting Factory.

*I used a blogger discount to purchase.

Wish Granting Factory is from LynB Desgins new 'The Fault in our Stars' Collection. (If you haven't read the book, you need to read it!)

This color is so fall appropriate, I love it! It has a mauve wine colored base, with gold shimmer, and holographic gold glitter. (For some reason it also reminds me of a peanut butter & jelly sandwich haha! I think Painted Nubbs said the same thing when she reviewed it.) Formula has a nice consistency, not runny at all. Two coats and opaque. I used KB Shimmer Clearly on Top, fast dry topcoat. Would really love to do some fall stamping over this color sometime. (I just ordered some holiday stamping plates from Bundle Monster!)

(Just realized, this color is sort of similar to Zoya Faye. But much sparklier!)
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Zoya Swatches & Giveaway! [OVER]

A funny thing happened when I placed my most recent Zoya order for Zara, Godiva, and Ling. I ended up getting a duplicate package in the mail a week later. I contacted Zoya about the issue because I didn't want to accidentally get charged twice for two orders. They were super nice about it, and told me I could keep the extra polishes. But... since I already own these colors, I wanted to instead share Zoya's kindness with my readers! 

Use this giveaway image on Instagram, see Rafflecopter form for more info.

Click below to read more, and enter the giveaway!

Chaos & Crocodiles: Secret Agent Coll. + Operation Vegas

Whoo hoo! I have been wanting this collection for so so long. The last time there was a restock, I sat with the page ready until the store went live- refreshed- add to cart... sold out... WTF? I was pissed! (Okay, there may have also been some crying involved, lol!) So, I am very glad Sarey from Chaos & Crocodiles decided to do a pre-order instead, because of the demand. This was my splurge to myself- belated birthday gift. I pre-ordered this at the end of August.

I ordered the 'Secret Agent Collection', and 
the limited edition 'Operation Vegas'.
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Press Release: Zoya Matte Velvets

✯ Press Release ✯


All of the color, none of the shine! Meet your perfect matte with MATTE VELVET, Zoya’s exclusive shine-free formula. Choose from six best-selling matte nail polish shades with a luxurious crushed velvet finish and subtle shimmer.

Right on trend, these exclusive shades are being reintroduced for a limited time only!

ZP499 - DOVIMA: Shimmering Black MatteVelvet*.
ZP500 - POSH: Shimmering Crimson MatteVelvet*.
ZP505 - HARLOW: Shimmering Wine MatteVelvet*.
ZP504 - SAVITA: Shimmering Plum MatteVelvet*.
ZP506 - VERUSCHKA: Shimmering Evergreen MatteVelvet*.
ZP498 - LOREDANA: Shimmering Gunmetal Gray MatteVelvet*.

*MATTEVELVET nail color by Zoya is not intended to be worn with a base coat, top coat or speed dryer of any kind. Due to the unique matte formulation, color is not as long-wearing as traditional nail color. A completely clean, dry nail surface yields the best results for matte nail color wear.

$9 (US) Zoya MATTEVELVET* colors are available exclusively on and in ULTA beauty stores (ask for them). 
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My Addiction with Fortune Cookie Soap

*Disclaimer: Due to FCS moving to a new warehouse,  and not having the amount of staff for demand, their shipping  has been taking 2+ weeks. Just wanted my readers to be aware. 

My addiction to Fortune Cookie Soap, is actually a pretty old one. (I gave away a FCS giftcard on this blog back in the day. I may have to do that again sometime *wink*). And yes, true to their name they actually have soap shaped like fortune cookies, and you get a "fortune" in your cookie too. :-p

For my birthday in September, my cousin down in Georgia sent me some Fortune Cookie Soap goodies. I had forgotten how much I loved them. I placed an order myself shortly after. My cousin sent me soap, and a gift set of their little whipped cream body lotions. Butterbeer and Polyjuice Potion (Yay, Harry Potter!) are my favorite. I'm obsessed with those scents!

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Nires Desire: Jezebel & Anam Cara.

I actually picked up these polishes quite a few months ago. Bad me... they were in my untrieds pile. Nire's Desire, Jezebel and Anam Cara.

Anam Cara, is a bright purple (sometimes blurple), with green shimmer. Opaque in two coats. Really nice smooth formula. Accent nail is stamped with Konad White, and Born Pretty Store stamp plate: QA76. Seche Vite topcoat.

Jezebel is a deep reddish pink, holographic polish. This is pretty much a one coater formula, though you can do two coats if you want. Applies very smoothly. Accent nail is stamped with Konad White, and Born Pretty Store stamp plate: QA76. I used Seche Vite topcoat.

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Oyster Books: App Review

Note: Oyster Books service is being discontinued January 2016. They are no longer accepting new subscribers. And all service will cease come January. Unfortunately this means I will have to find another e-book subscription service. I've absolutely loved the year and a half I've been subscribed to Oyster, I used it more than Netflix. I'm voracious reader. I go through 3+ books a week. I will be trying out Scribd's e-book service soon, and I'll let you all know how that is.

After my disappointing 30 day trial with Kindle Unlimited (I found it too limited). I decided to try Oyster Books. You also get a free 30 day trial, but the difference is Oyster has A LOT of books. And A LOT of popular titles to choose from. It's like the "Netflix" of books, literally. Also, if any of your friends sign up with your link, you both get a $15 credit, which they will deduct from each month, instead of charging your credit card. Normally it's $9.99 a month, which is not bad considering you can read any book, anytime.

Also, what's great is once you've already downloaded a book on Oyster Books, even if you're not connected to the internet, you can still read it. You only have to be connected to the internet to browse for books, and download. You read the books within the Oyster App. It still lets you change the font, font size, and background color. It automatically remembers where in the book you left off.

Use my Link HERE to sign up for your free 30 day trial, 
and both of us will get a $15 credit towards another free month! 

There a ton of different genres to choose from.
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Polish Me Silly: Paradise

I have a HUGE weakness for anything multi chrome. I saw a photo of 'Paradise' on Polish Me Silly's Instagram... and I needed it. :) (My wallet hates Instagram!)

Paradise was a limited edition color from Polish Me Silly's new Mega Multichrome Collection. Unfortunately, I'm not seeing it in stock at their Etsy shop, and I'm not sure if it will be re-stocked. So please don't hurt me for sharing this gorgeous color with all of you! :-p

Paradise shifts from Purple, Pink, Blue, Aqua, Red, Yellow. Ack... I love it! The color shift is really strong too. In normal light you mostly see the Pink, Purple, Aqua. No undies needed for this polish either. 3 coats and you are good to go. I used Seche Vite topcoat.

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Literary Lacquers: Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster

I've been in love with Literary Lacquers Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster (that's a tongue twister, huh?), ever since I saw The Mercurial Magpie swatch it last year. It's been on my lemming list for awhile, and I finally got around to purchasing it.

Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is a gorgeous turquoise green linear holographic polish, with little holographic glitters, that make it look like it's twinkling. This is 2 coats, plus Seche Vite. Formula was nice and thin, applies smoothly, and dries pretty fast too.

Do you know what really it reminds me of though? Something from my childhood! Anyone remember the sparkling star shaped Colgate Junior toothpaste?! I always wondered how the heck that toothpaste sparkled! :-p

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Nautical Nails with Zoya Ryan

✯ PR Sample's Mentioned ✯

When I reviewed the Zoya Entice Collection, my first thought of Zoya Ryan was... I want to do nautical nails! It's just the perfect deep dark navy blue. But sadly... I didn't have any stamp plates like that.

A few weeks ago, I recently placed an order to the Born Pretty Store for some nail stickers, brushes, stamp plates, etc. (You'll be seeing those other goodies soon!) QA5 was one of the plates I ordered, because it has anchors, and a pirate theme. I'm really happy with the BPS stamp plates. I reviewed one they sent me, and I purchased three myself this time. The etching is good and they stamp perfect.

I used 2 coats of Zoya Ryan (press sample), and Zoya Tomoko PixieDust on my pinky. I stamped with Konad White, and topped everything off with Seche Vite topcoat. The stripes on my pinky were done with striping tape.

Always free worldwide shipping!
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SpaRitual: Arroyo

As you know a few months ago SpaRitual sent me a few colors from their Fall Collection, Wander. (I reviewed those here). I fell in love with Arroyo from that collection, after seeing it on Instagram. And, I was lucky enough to find it on eBay. It's a gorgeous dusty pink with gold shimmer. It's supposed to dry with sort of a matte finish, but I prefer it better with a topcoat because the shimmer pops. This is two coats, plus Seche Vite topcoat.

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