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Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Hello, my Pretties!

Back on November 9, 2012, I received an email asking if I would like to review some products for a company.  I had never heard of this company before so I clicked on the link to their website.  The company was  They specialize in nail polish and fashion jewelry.  My blog is more of a beauty blog and not so much of a fashion blog so I opted to try the nail polishes. If all goes well, I won't shut the door on trying out their line of fashion jewelry.

**On a side note, I noticed that cosmetics have been added to the site!  Eeeep!**


At first, this was all smooth sailing.  I got the invitation email on November. 9th.  I accepted the terms that same day so they told me to choose 12 nail polishes from their website to review. TWELVE! I was in awe!  I expected to be given maybe two nail polishes to review.  I thought 12 was awfully generous.  On November 13th, I sent in my 12 picks.  It was so hard to choose only 12 since they offer a wide array of nail polishes on their site.  Granted, they only offer three brands:  Kleancolor, Nabi, and Santee, but the color choices are abundant.  And later that day, my package was shipped out.  Talk about fast service!

Six days later, on November 19th, my promo package arrived.  I was walking up to my front door when I saw the package sitting on my step.  As I got closer, the smell of nail polish was present.  Oh no!  I quickly checked and yes, my polishes were damaged.  A couple were broken.  I was so disappointed.

I quickly emailed the company and offered to send them photos of the damages and they agreed that would be best.

Upon opening box. 

After taking off the protective plastic.

This sheet of plastic is not sufficient protection for glass bottles.

Two bottles stuck together with spilled nail polish.

One bottle complete shattered.


So, as you can see by the photos, I had a mess on my hands.  Even though these were sent to me FREE for review purposes, the fact of the matter is that they were for review so this looks bad on the company.  I have always promised to report the good, the bad, and the ugly.  No matter what.

I sent the photos of the damaged polishes on November 19th.  Between the 19th and the 30th, I sent several emails asking if they had received the photos in the first place since I had not received any sort of acknowledgement.  No response.  I sent the photos again.  No response.  I was becoming very uneasy about the whole thing.  I was more disappointed than anything.  If did not respond, I was going to do the review anyway.  It was only fair.

But they did respond finally on November 30th, I suppose after the Thanksgiving holidays.  They informed me that authorization had be granted to send me out another promo package.  Yay!  I would have been satisfied just receiving a replacement for the nail polishes that were broken or fused together.  The others could have been cleaned but that would have been an exhausting and tedious task.  They were coated in glitter and we all know how hard glitter is to remove!

On December 5th, my new package was sent out.

On December 11th, my new package arrived!

I was thrilled with the packaging!  Such an improvement!!  All nail polishes were securely wrapped up in tape and bubble wrap.  Now that's more like it.  I quickly emailed and let them know that my package had arrive and was in pristine condition.

It was a terrible mishap that the first package was damaged.  It was unfortunate that it was very hard to get a hold of them when I was trying to get the situation under control.  But totally redeemed themselves by sending me a brand new promo package in its entirety and completely changed their packaging to ensure that I would not be disappointed again.  Bravo,!  And thank you!

So, now that the bad and the ugly have been discussed, let's get to the good.  Nail polish swatches anyone??

Kleancolor Nail Lacquer
0.5 fl. oz.
$3.00 for a 1/2 dozen pack (same shade)

I am a huge fan of Kleancolor.  I have several of my own Kleancolor Nail Lacquers that I have purchased on my own.  I thought this was a great opportunity to add to my collection.

Kleancolor 134 Holo Pink

I loved Holo Pink!  Such a pretty pink shade that looks like sugar.

Kleancolor 176 Diamond Red

While I'm not a huge fan of glitter nail polishes because they are a pain in the apples to remove, I noticed that I chose a lot of glitters!  I can't help it, they are so pretty!

Diamond Red is another pretty glitter.  It is quite sheer with one coat but a second coat fixes that right up.  My nails look like Dorothy's ruby slippers.

Kleancolor 200 Shooting Star

And what is this?  Another glitter??  Haha.  But look at this one.  It's so cute.  Red, blue, and gold glitters make this polish adorable and a great top coat over another solid nail polish.  I thought about using this over a green nail polish for Christmas since the colors remind me of Christmas lights.

Kleancolor 226 Story of My Heart

And there was no way I could resist this nail polish on name alone.  Story of My Heart.  It's lovely.  And so is the color.  It's a very pale pink with iridescent shimmers.  It is sweet, feminine, and so delicate looking.

Nabi Nail Lacquer
0.53 fl. oz.
$3.00 for a 1/2 dozen pack (same shade)

Off the three nail polish brands offers, I have only tried Kleancolor.  I've heard of Nabi but this was a new one for me.  Here are the shades I chose.

Nabi 17 Sand

Sand is a perfect nude shade.  I have really been into nudes lately.  Especially on nails.  I love how this nude is not too pink or too brown.  It's a nice creme finish which is my favorite.

Nabi 94 Ace

Ace is a fun hot pink creme.  It's pretty opaque with one coat which is awesome but two coats really makes it say BAM!  It's such a girly fun color.

Nabi 100 Cinnamon

Of all the nail polishes I picked, this one is the only one with a chrome like finish.  These finishes tend to be difficult.  They are usually streaky.  As you can see from the photo, this one is no different.  Streaky yes, horrible no.  It's a really pretty mauve like shade and applies perfectly opaque in ONE coat.

Nabi 101 Brownsville

I'll admit that I only picked this nail polish because of the name.  Brownsville is a city about an hour from where I live here in Texas.  It is where we have our local zoo and therefore, somewhere we visit often as a family.  Haha. But the color is nice.  It's a mulberry pink creme.  Nothing brown about "brown"sville.

Santee Nail Polish
0.53 fl. oz.
$3.00 for a 1/2 dozen pack (same shade)

Santee is also another nail polish brand that I have heard of but have never tried.  I'm so happy I got these.  I should have gotten more!

Santee 19 Cute Me

Cute Me got hand picked by me because the name was too cute not to.  Haha.  This is another multicolored glitter in a clear base like Kleancolor's Shooting Star.  Another great top coat over an opaque polish.

Santee 28 Ocean Fantasy

Oh my wow, I so adore this color!  This might be my most favorite color I picked.  I love turquoise shades.  This is a slightly shimmery shade.  It's gorgeous.  Perfect shade for summer!  One coat was almost totally opaque and that's good.

Santee 40 Frosty Grey

When I saw this nail polish in person, I was struck with a case of the blahs.  It was just OK.  Nothing exciting.  Besides, I thought I had one very similar to it.  When I applied the first coat, I was even less enchanted.  So sheer.  But after the second coat, I was won over!  The color is awesome!  It's grey but with a lot of purple in it.  It's a creme finish too.  Winning!

Santee 59 My First Kiss

And I might have saved the best for last.  I adore pink.  I adore hot pink.  I adore this Hi-Liter shade of hot pink.  It's fabulous!  One coat of this one was pretty opaque too.  I love that!  Yup.  This one is my favorite.

Over all, my experience with My Wholesale Fashion was very good.  Despite the hiccups we had in the beginning, I am delighted that they were willing to work with me and righted the wrong.  It took longer than I had anticipated but it's understandable.

If you would like to check out's website, please visit

And just to give you more of an idea of what is, here is what they had to say in their ABOUT US section of the website:

"We are a accessories and fashion accessories wholesale distributor from Los Angeles, CA. We always carry top quality fashion accessories from hundreds of  manufacturers and importers. We are strictly wholesale and sell in bulk to both retailers and the public. We acquire large quantities of fashion accessories, so that we can offer this merchandise to our customers at wholesale prices. We bring you an amazing assortment of products in various styles. Thank you for shopping with and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions."

I want to thank and their reps for giving me this opportunity.  It has been a pleasure.

♥♥ All products mentioned in this blog post were sent to me free of charge for review purposes by or it's PR.  These are my own and honest opinions.  ♥♥

Monday, January 7, 2013

Contest Entry: Susielicious Super Cute Look Contest

Hello, my Pretties!

A couple of days ago I decided to take a leap and enter my very first makeup contest!  Yay!  I'm excited to have entered.  I guess this is part of my New Year's resolutions--to do more with my life.  Haha.

Of course I entered with high hopes and when I submitted my entry, the other contest entries hadn't been posted.  Now that they are visible, I'm blown out of the water!  Haha.  Some of the looks are amazing!  It is a LIKES contest which means you need to go to Susielicious' page and look through the contest album and vote by clicking like on your favorite look.

This is the look that I submitted.

I totally went outside my comfort zone here in sporting some hot pink brows.  This was my first time trying the colored brow trend.  I actually liked it!  Haha.

So, if you like my entry, please visit Susielicious Page and visit her Contest!!! Ends Feb. 2013 Album.  Here you will see all 20 entries.  Give a thumbs up to your favorite look.  If you 'like' mine, THANK YOU!

Wish me luck!

P.S. My eye look was created using my BH Cosmetics 120 Eyeshadow Palette 2nd Edition.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

LFI: Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed

Hello, my Pretties!

I have a super quick post for you today.  This is a Look For Inspiration post.

Have you ever heard the saying, "bright eyed and bushy tailed" before?  I think it means that you wake up in a really good mood or something like that.  Haha.  Ready to take on the day attitude!

Well, I haven't been feeling that "I can conquer anything" spirit lately but fun and bright makeup sure does help improve my mood.  The magic of makeup.

I did this look using only eyeshadows out of my BH Cosmetics 120 Eyeshadow Palette 2nd Edition.  I adore that palette.  I use it a lot.  A lot!

So that's it for today.  I just wanted to share this fun look with you lovelies.  I think it turned out quite well.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

My Pretty Little Addiction Cosmetics: First 10 Looks

Hello, my Pretties!

I know I haven't been posting as much as I would like, or as much as some of you might like, and when I do post, it is usually about My Pretty Little Addiction Cosmetics.

I did nab a promoter spot with them in October and ever since then, MPLA has been a huge part of my beauty world.  I have been so in awe of the MPLA products and therefore I'm thrilled to be a part of this team.

On the days that I do my makeup, I tend to reach over to my little plastic box where I keep all of my MPLA products.  There are so many colors already available for purchase so you can never run out of ideas!

I originally meant to post each look on here individually but you know me.  Big time procrastinator!  The looks just kept piling up and so I decided one big blog post would have to do.  So let me show you what MPLA is all about and showcase for you my first 10 looks I did using their products.

MPLA Look 1

Moon Essence on the inner half of my lid.  Starlight Maiden on the outer half of my lid.  Waking Dawn in my crease.  After Dark as my eyeliner.

Swatches for Look 1.
Moon Essence
Starlight Maiden
Waking Dawn
After Dark

MPLA Look 2

Fierce Dutchess on my lid.  Dirty Gold in my crease.  Smurfberry Dust on my outer V.  Sugilite along my lower lash line.

Swatches for Look 2.

MPLA Look 3

Starlight Maiden on my lid.  Autumn Sunset in my crease.  Royal Maiden along my lower lash line.

Swatches for Look 3.

MPLA Look 4

Fierce Mamma on my lid.  Sugilite in my crease.  Ice Kween along my lower lash line.  Fierce Dutchess in my outer V.  Royal Maiden as my eyeliner.

Swatches for Look 4.

MPLA Look 5

Celestial Peach on my lid.  Sodalite Sea in my crease.  Moon Essence as my brow high light.  Playing Koi along my lower lash line.

Swatches for Look 5.

MPLA Look 6

Moon Essence in my tear duct area and as my brow high light.  After Dark in my crease.  Dirty Gold on my lid.

Swatches for Look 6.

MPLA Look 7

Sinful Orchid on the outer half of my lid.  Kandilicious on the inner half of my lid and mixed with Vaseline on my lips.  Scarlett Dream in my crease.  Fierce Mamma along my lower lash line.

Swatches for Look 7.

MPLA Look 8

Playing Koi on my lid.  Moon Essence on the center of my lid.  Sugilite in my crease.  Starlight Maiden in my tear duct area.  Royal Maiden along my lower lash line.  Scarlett Dream mixed with Vaseline on my lips.

Swatches for Look 8.

MPLA Look 9

After Dark on my lids.  Autumn Sunset in my crease and over my generic red lipstick.  Moon Essence as my brow high light.  Scarlett Dream along my lower lash line.

Swatches for Look 9.

MPLA Look 10

Starlight Maiden in my inner corner.  Fierce Dutchess on my lid.  Fierce Mamma in my crease.  Ice Kween on half of my lower lash line.  Smurfberry Dust on the other half of my lower lash line.  Celestial Peach as blush on my cheeks.  Scarlett Dream mixed with Vaseline on my lips.

Swatches for Look 10.

I will just stick to posting these first 10 for now.  I have many more to show you!  Which one is your favorite??

Don't forget to check out My Pretty Little Addiction Cosmetics on:

I also try to post as many MPLA looks on my Facebook fan page so go LIKE it!  Click HERE.

I will get back to posting looks using my other makeup besides MPLA but like I mentioned, MPLA is a big part of my makeup life right now and I use it because I love it.

♥♥ All products in this blog post were sent to me free of charge for being a promoter for My Pretty Little Addiction Cosmetics.  These are my own and honest opinions. ♥♥