Friday, September 23, 2016

Fall Fun Series and Color Club

*nothing to disclose*

Hello! I am combining 2 topics into this post to catch up on the Fall Fun Series.  

The first was a fall music highlight. I wanted to highlight a fall polish that went along with the music theme. I chose Color Club We'll Never Be Royals from last year's Oil Slick collection.

This was an untried for me and I LOVE it! It's a multi chrome, so no surprise...but the formula was a winner too! I love the shift between magenta, royal purple, and brick red.
This is 2 coats, no streaks and well......

I have been loving that Mumford and Sons folk-type music. These songs feel pretty fall-like to me! I want to be on a walking through fallen leaves or snuggled up with a latte (oh that's always!). On repeat this week has been:
Mumford and Sons - Wilder Mind album 
Gregory Alan Isakov - Virginia May 
Head and the Heart - Lost in My Mind
Kings of Leon - Waste a Moment


- I gave my BBW Leaves candle a go this week. Great throw and not headache inducing. :) Yay!
- I still cannot stop melting my Everyday Luxe Azure Sands leftover wax - I never showed it so this is what it looks like.  I'm going to be seriously sad when it's gone!

- I also tried Phury from Ten Digit Creations. Great scent! Comparable to the scent when you walk into an A&F store. Has a medium throw.  I'm impressed with my first indie wax.

The second post was a fall craft. I have had zero time to be crafty other than this blog, so sadly I had no craft of my own. But my friend Amanda at Thrifty Polished crocheted these adorable pumpkin coffee cup cozies and sent us each one! I was SO excited when I opened my package and saw this since my love for coffee and pumpkin spice knows no bounds.

Her post is linked if you want the tutorial on how to make your own!  Amanda, will you please move to AZ so you can teach me to crochet, we can be BFFs, drink coffee and paint our nails?  :)

Phew! So, that's what I have been up to this week! I purchased the entire Color Club Oil Slick collection when I got We'll Never Be Royals, so now I'm off to try the rest of the shades. Hope you have a great 'officially fall' weekend!

~ Hayley ~

Monday, September 12, 2016

Fall Fun Series: Apples, Sweaters and Denim

Hi there! Today's post will be short and sweet because I don't have a big array of apple things to share....which is sad because I do like apple! I guess I just go full fledged pumpkin this time of year.
Alas, the theme today is apple and I want to give her the full respect she deserved before all the pumpkin spice crazies (me!!) had her take a back seat.

I'm sharing the apple scents that I have been loving, and a quick nail of the day before a proper review of this gorgeous polish.  I grabbed two new candles from Bath and Body Works last week including the one below, Leaves.
Leaves fragrance notes read: crisp red apple, golden nectar, and warm clove spice. It smells like a more mature version of apple cinnamon...without the gimmicky scent that some apple cinnamon candles have. I do smell clove as the spice that accompanies this.  I am excited to see how this one performs!  As you can see I have not tried it yet:

Next is my absolute favorite apple candle to date!  This is by Everyday Luxe, a brand exclusively found in TJMaxx and Marshalls to my knowledge.  I bought 2 of these candles last year and I am down to my last.  The name of this is Farmer's Market, but when I went to find new ones this year the scent is labeled as Harvest (it definitely smells the same) and I didn't see a Farmer's Market to compare.  I opted not to get this year's version because it smelled lighter so I'm hoping they will get a new batch in the coming weeks. I will edit this post on the definitive name because I know they are each different candles. If you're looking, for now go with the one that smells like cider.

They don't put fragrance notes on their candles, unfortunately.  If I had to describe it FM/ Harvest (??) is a warm and delicious apple cider with notes of pear and nectar.  It is very unique to anything in BBW right now and it's just heavenly! 10/10 recommend!
If you have seen Everyday Luxe anywhere else, please holla at ya girl!

Finally, what goes better with a romp in the apple orchard than wearing Sweaters and Denim in festive fall fashion?  I bought Vapid Sweaters and Denim early this year and just now getting around to trying it. This is my first thermal polish and my fist Vapid polish.  I am SO glad I grabbed it!  This is 3 very easy coats and is also a 10/10 recommend!

The quick picture I snapped of Sweaters and Denim is in its transition state - part a denim indigo color and part peachy copper shimmer. It's still really warm here, so I have to play around a bit to get a cold shot. The sun was setting when I ran outside to grab these pics. I was out picking apples all day after all! :)

I hope you check out my other friends participating in this series.

Amanda at ThriftyPolished
Jessica at The Meltdown Blog
Lauren at LoloLovesScents
Liz at Furianne
Sandra at Finger Candy
Stephanie at Imperfectly Painted
Sunnee at Our Sunny Life

Vapid will be having a restock and new fall polish release at the end of the month. I imagine Sweaters and Denim will make a return at some point too. What shades and scents are you loving this fall?

~ Hayley ~

Monday, September 5, 2016

Fall Fun Series

Hello there friends! It's been a bit since I have posted but I joined some friends in a fall tag - so I'll be much more consistent!  This will be a new post series that myself, and a bunch of old and new blogging friends will be engaging in this autumn season.  We will be covering fall wax melts, candles, polishes, and more. If you are a blogger and would like to join please let us know and we will send you a schedule of posts. I will still be incorporating polishes, but I thought this would be a fun way to get into the festivities of the best season!  

Please welcome the following bloggers and check out their posts as well which will generally post on Monday and Friday starting September and ending the day after Thanksgiving.  I'm not going to be able to do all of these, but will do all the ones I can do!

Amanda at ThriftyPolished
Hayley at Polished at Heart
Jessica at The Meltdown Blog
Lauren at LoloLovesScents
Liz at Furianne
Sandra at Finger Candy
Stephanie at Imperfectly Painted
Sunnee at Our Sunny Life

To kick off the first post we will do a Fall Tag!

1. What is your favorite thing about fall?
Cooler weather so I can wear boots, scarves and other fall fashion.  Copper colored polishes.  I wouldn't be honest if I didn't say PSLs too. 

2. Do you get fall colors where you live?
Unfortunately, only in the mountains here in AZ. I am from Pittsburgh so I grew up with the most beautiful fall foliage....I miss it so much!

3. Favorite fall scent (wax, or anything)?
I love the smell of wood fire in the air at night! For candles, I have some very specifics I recommend if you can find them: 
- Tailgate by Bath and Body Works - they discontinued it but was amazing!  
- Also, I adore the Farmer's Market (apple cider scent) candle by Everyday Luxe - the best fall apple scent EVER!

4. Favorite fall food or drink?
Pumpkin everything! Pies, PSLs, etc... Does Halloween candy count too?

5. Football.....yay or nay?
Huge YAY! 1000% 

6. Do you rake, jump in, or burn piles of leaves?
Not applicable in Arizona :(

7. Haunted house or corn maze?
Corn Maze

8. Have you ever gone on a hayride?

9. Cider or hot chocolate?
PSL! Between these...probably cider

10. Carve a pumpkin or eat pumpkin pie?
Eat pumpkin pie. I'd rather just design the pumpkin.

11. Do you dress up for Halloween?
Yes! If I could still Trick or Treat I honestly would.

12. Candy corn.....yay or nay?
Disgusting. No.

13. Favorite Halloween movie?
It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.  It's the only one I bother to watch in between football days.

14. Scariest movie?
Hmm not a big fan. I know there is another Blair Witch coming out and I remember that was the ish when I was a teenager and it freaked me out.

15. Halloween or Thanksgiving?
Halloween since family is across the country. But the past two years we have done a Friendsgiving and that is super fun.

16. Do you watch the Macy's parade?
Usually some of it.

17. Apple pie or pumpkin pie?
Pumpkin pie

18. White or dark meat?
White meat

19. Jellied or real cranberry sauce?
Jellied but I'll take either.

20. Will you host or travel for Thanksgiving this year?
Plan is to travel this year.

How about you? I would love to hear some of your fall tag answers! Our next post will feature some fall scents / first fall sightings in a store and I'll be back with a pretty polish too! Happy Fall, y'all!


Monday, August 8, 2016

Ever After polish: Mermaid Princess

Hello sweet friends!  Many months ago I mentioned I was going to post the other half of this Ever After Polish duo that is the companion polish to Let's Eat Cake! and finally I am!
This pretty blue holo polish is called Mermaid Princess.

Swatches are 2 easy coats of Mermaid Princess. It's an ultramarine blue holo polish with sparse blue microflakes.  The formula was absolutely a dream, I adored how easy this was to work with.  I topped Mermaid Princess with one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top.
I loved the other polish in this duo too, so it's hard to pick a favorite but this might have a slight edge.

Aside from all the pretty polishes, I highly recommend their cuticle crelly (it's a cream and oil mashup).  Miranda creates some amazing scents and rotates them all the time. The cuticle crelly soaks in quickly without any greasy feeling and my cuticles feel great!  My personal favorite scent is Pink's amazing!  I have a crelly at home and at work, and a few friends loving them too.  You will not be disappointed if you add one to your polish purchase!

You can find Ever After Polish here:

Ever After has a fan group too, so if you're interested in joining just let me know below.  Thanks for stopping by!

~ Hayley ~