Monday, September 30, 2013

Breast Cancer Awareness Manicure

I hope you are enjoying your Monday! I know its not quite October yet, but Ulta started their Donate with a Kiss yesterday. And I needed a manicure for the occasion. 

I used OPI Strawberry Margarita, Color Club Blushing Rose, and stamping plate BM-321. The plate makes it easy to create awareness manicures in every color.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Diamond Candles Giveaway Winner

Drum roll please... :P

Skye Kiloh you are my Diamond Candles Giveaway Winner!

Thank you to everyone who checked out my review and entered. I have so many new posts in the works, as well as a Barielle giveaway for sometime next month.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Barielle Well Fall Sweepstakes

I have an awesome giveaway to share with you!

A total of eleven winners! Ten winners will receive a set of Barielle products worth nearly $100. They are amazing items! Two Fall packs of Barielle shades (Nude & Naughty and Sophisticated Lady), Nail Rebuilding Protein Base, Nail Strengthening Cream, and No Chip Speed Dry Topcoat. One grand prize winner will receive the set, plus a Cole Haan tote bag. Barielle always has amazing prizes!

The sweepstakes starts runs from September 12, 2013 through June 30, 2013. You must reside in the United States and be over thirteen years of age to enter. Remember to "like" their Facebook page and click here.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Diamond Candles Review

I'm a girly girly at heart. Obviously, I love nail polish. But I also love hair, makeup, jewelry, candles, art, decor... basically anything feminine. So when I was approached about reviewing a Diamond Candle, I jumped at the chance. I had been staring at them for weeks.

When my candle arrived, I could smell the deliciousness from the moment I opened the box. It was safely nestled to ensure it arrived intact.

The candle is enormous at 21 ounces and the outside is precious. Each scent has a different label. Gingerbread Latte has a cute little gingerbread man taking a dip in a nice warm latte.

Diamond Candles are a unique product. Each candle comes with a ring hidden inside. The ring is worth between $10 and $5,000. You can either burn your candle and wait for the surprise, or dig ahead and fish it out yourself. You can see where my ring is positioned within the candle.

Their candles are all natural soy from US soy beans. Definitely a good option is you love all natural products.

I wish I could send the smell of this candle throw the computer! It is amazing! Diamond Candles describes it as "Ever wondered what it would be like to sit in a hot tub of overpriced fancy latte coffee drinks? This sweet gingerbread and coffee-inspired indulgence will make you want to grab your keys and drive on down to the local coffee shop." It really does smell like what I imagined when I read this. The smell fills the whole room. Its even lovely when not lit. 

How beautiful is this ring?! I am unsure how much is it worth, but regardless, it is a gorgeous ring. The sizes vary. I would guess this is about a size seven. Its a little tight on my left ring finger which measures seven point five.

Overall, Diamond Candles are well worth purchasing. You get an amazing all natural soy candle to bring wonderful scents into your home. Plus the bonus of a surprise ring inside. I was honestly skeptical about purchasing a candle online since you cannot smell it beforehand, but all my doubts have melted away.

Each candle retails for $24.95 at Diamond Candles.

If you are interested in trying a Diamond Candle, check out my giveaway.

Diamond Candle Giveaway

I hope you are enjoying your Wednesday! I had this giveaway up before, but I think Blogger ate it. The post isn't there anymore and it got zero entries, so... I'm going to assume Blogger ate it.

Diamond Candles and I are giving away a beautiful candle to one lucky person! Their candles are amazing! Seriously. I'll have a review up on my own personal candle later today.

Diamond Candles are all natural soy candles with a little surprise inside. Within each candle hides a beautiful ring. The rings are valued between $10 and $5,000. They literally combined three of my favorite things all in one. Candles, surprises, and jewelry.

The candles come in a variety of scents and retail for $24.95 each. I'll link my review once its up. Now on to the fun part. All you have to do is fill in the entries below and you could win a Diamond Candle of your choice.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

You can follow my blog via GFC or Bloglovin', just leave the info within the entry. Good luck!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Where I have been this year

This year has been tough. We buried my grandma on New Years Day. That was incredibly hard for all of us. We were very close, and I miss her everyday. I could not seem to get back into life. Things I loved lost my interest. I was lost.

Not too long after that, we had to put our nine year old dog DeeDee to sleep. Her organs were shutting down and letting her go was the best thing for her. Pets are like family. It was heartbreaking to watch her slowly slip away.

The year seemed to get better for a small amount of time. My brother got married; I started dating. But 2013 was not done throwing curve balls. In late August, my aunt contacted my dad. My aunt is not a nice person. She put my grandma in a nursing home far from us and would not allow us contact. She had power of attorney, so it was within her ability to do so. On the phone she told my dad that his mother passed away last month. Sadly, it was true. After some searching online, he found the obituary. My grandmother, my last living grandparent, had passed. I didn't get to attend her funeral or have a proper goodbye. My aunt denied us that. As you can imagine, I've been deeply grieving. This year has been hard on me and the rest of my family.

So things have taken a back seat to my feelings. I've neglected my blog. I'm going to make a serious effect to get back into the swing of posting. I think it will help. I've got a pile of things to review and so many new polishes to share.