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Review: Nail Wraps From NCLA

I was recently contacted by the lovely Tiffany over at Nail Polish Canada and asked if I would like to review some Nail Wraps by NCLA.

NCLA is a fashion forward, luxury line available in high-end retail outlets and boutiques and retail for $16 each.

I received Leather and Lace and Brillapalooza. Included in the package with the nail wraps was a nail file; which I should add was a nice surprise.

Nail Wrap Package

This was my first time using Nail Wraps and I was surprised at how quick and easy the application process was. I’ve always been a little skeptical with wraps, but I was pleasantly surprised.

I choose to place my nail wrap over top a colour polish because I don’t usually wear bare nails. I was a little skeptical at first if the wrap would stick to the actual polish but so far so good! I’m on day 3 of wearing them and they haven’t lifted or peeled off. I did apply a top coat over the nail wrap’s per the instruction to seal it on and add shine.

Nail Wrap

I think these nail wraps are a great addition to any manicure. It’s a great way to dress it up or create a new look.

Influenster – L’Oreal Mystery Box Reveal “Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser”

So I posted about receiving an Influenster L’Oreal Canada Mystery VoxBox and well the reveal has happened!

Influenster Mystery Box Reveal

I received FULL sized products of *NEW* Garner Fructis Damage Eraser.

  • Shampoo – Reconstructs and preserves strengths for strong hair that looks rejuvenated
  • Conditioner – Reconstructs and preserves strength for strong hair that looks rejuvenated
  • Split Ends Bandage Serum – Each drop helps to prevent split ends and reconstruct and preserves hair strengths
  • Strength Reconstructing Butter – Rich, indulgent butter is designed to intensely reconstruct hairs strength for strong, rejuvenated and shiny looking hair.


I was not expecting nor have I ever used hair butter so I was pretty surprised and loved being able to try it out.

The first thing I noticed about the products is the smell. Oh wow, do they ever smell good. Like really good. The samples smelt good but I seriously can not stop smelling the butter. It’s to die for. Someone needs to make a candle in this scent.

You must be wondering how the product delivered? Did it repair my damaged hair? Well I only used it for a week so I can’t be 100% sure that it did, but I did notice that my hair was shiner and slightly stronger. I straighten my hair constantly so it was nice to see that it didn’t look as abused as it has in the past.

Now that I have the full size products I will continue to use them. Hopefully I notice a difference. The samples came at a great time because I was just about to start a new bottle of shampoo. I usually mix it up and just get what ever is on sale or what I can get for next to nothing with coupons so I can’t wait to use this product more and not have to use anything from my stock pile for the next few months.

If you would like an invitation to become an Influenster just let me know. (must be Canadian)

I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Influenster – L’Oreal Canada Mystery VoxBox

Today I received my Influenster L’Oreal Canada Mystery VoxBox. I didn’t think I would be receiving this box because when I did the survey a few days ago it said I wasn’t eligible. So surprise surprise!

L'Oreal Myster Influenster VoxBox

Inside were 3 sample sized L’Oreal hair care products. 1 shampoo, 1 conditioner & 1 Split End Serum.

The awesome thing about this VoxBox is that in 1 week I will be receiving another box which will reveal the mystery brand of the full product line! I can’t wait to start using these products and do a review on them.

Review of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure #CSMTKO

A few days ago I received an email letting me know that I would be receiving the Sally Hansen #CSMTKO VoxBox to review. I was pretty excited about this because I haven’t purchased this brand of Sally Hansen nail polish. I’m not really sure of the retail price per bottle but I received 3 bottles to try out.

The colours I received are: Jaded, Pat on the Black and Red my Lips.
Sally Hansen Polish

Let me start out this review with the packaging, which I was not really impressed with. The nail polish bottle’s were just sitting inside some bubble wrap in a box. Jaded had leaked and froze to the bottle. Thankfully they were not cracked.

Package

I decided to use Jaded first. I’m not really a fan of the colour, nor am I am fan of how many coats I needed to use in order to have the colour look right.

This is after 1 coat: Not impressed.
1 Coat

This is after 2 coats: still not impressed.
2 Coat

This is after 3 coats: almost there.
3 Coat

This is after 4 coats: I’m finally happy with this colour.
4 Coat

Total drying time was about an hr. I like to wait 10-15 mins between each coat so that it doesn’t smudge, especially if I’m doing multiple coats.

This is Red my Lips after 2 coats. I love it. Excuse the mess, I tried to clean it up as best I could without smudging it. The 2 coats were dry within half an hr and have a nice glossy shine.
Red my Lips

This is Pat on the Black, after 2 coats. I will probably do a third coat just to fix up the slight discolouration on my pinky finger.
Pat on the Black 2 coats

It’s more of a dark purple colour and has a very nice shine to it. I’m planning on leaving this colour on to see how it holds up over a few days wear. 1 of the benefits to the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure is that it is chip resistant, so only time will tell.

These products were received for testing purposes from Influenster.

The Sunshine Award

Sunshine award copy

Christine tagged me for the Sunshine Award. The image was taken from Liz.

RULES

You have to post a picture of the Sunshine award in the blog post.
Post 11 random facts about yourself.
Answer the 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
Nominate 11 wonderful bloggers.
Write 11 questions for them to answer.
Also let the bloggers you nominated know you have nominated them.

11 Random Facts about me!

  • I own 100+ bottles of nail polish
  • My nails are always painted and stained orange
  • I cut my hair and then immediately regret it, but I do it every year
  • I have 2 tattoos
  • I haven’t had a second date in 4 years
  • I’m super jealous of a lot of people for different reasons
  • I’m addicted to TV. I PVR at least 2 shows a night
  • I work from home & in a school
  • I have a very hard time trusting anyone
  • I can’t lie
  • I am the nicest person you will EVER meet


Questions Asked
How long have you been blogging?
Since grade 9. Many, many years ago.
If you weren’t blogging you would be
bored?
What is your favorite animal and why?
I want a dog, but I don’t think I have a fav.
What do you love most about the internet?
I’ve met a TON of amazing individuals because of it.
If you could be anything you wanted to be, what would you choose?
A mom.
How old were you when you got your first computer?
I purchased my own laptop when I was 16.
What is your favorite color?
Purple and Green
What is your second favorite hobby outside of blogging?
Watching tv or reading
If the zombie apocalypse hit, how long do you think you’d survive?
I’d kill myself.
Where do you live (country or state)?
Ontario, Canada
Where is one place you want to visit before you die?
Italy

Tagged! (the other 4 bloggers I was going to tag have let their domains expire. how sad)
Leanne @ Fresh-Season
Nancy @ Spiffykerms
Stephanie @ take-hart
Erin @ Butter and Whisky
Jen @ Jen Blogs
Ashli @ Manic Cupcake
Stephanie @ stephinexo

Questions to answer:
1) why did you start blogging?
2) What does your weekend usually look like?
3) How do you keep fit?
4) What is your guilty pleasure?
5) Are you working your dream job? if not what is it?
6) What did you want to be when you grew up?
7) Did you attend university or college? what degree/diploma do you have?
8) What time do you wake up in the morning?
9) what do you eat for breakfast?
10) Fav vacation spot?
11) Celeb crush?

  
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