Friday, December 31, 2010


This is brilliant!

Humperdinks Dilemma Doorstop | Available at


I've seen this little guy for such a long time!  I recently saw him for sale on a site and his purchase price was 34.95 AUD.  Way more than I wanted to spend.

Well I went to Hugh Thomas' Coroflot's portfolio and saw he had Humperdinks Dilemma for sale as well!

These images are from Hugh Thomas' porfolio page:

Right now he is only 15.00 AUD on

Sunday, December 19, 2010

And The Winner Is...


Congratulations Jessica @ Jessica v. Polish!!  Her newsletter entry was the winning selection. I would like to thank Stride Everyday for offering to send Jessica her selected product.
I'd love to see some swatches soon!  :oP

Thanks to all of you for entering, and I hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas!

Take care everyone!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

One more Day to enter!!

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to let you know that the giveaway will close tomorrow, and I will announce the winner.

If you've been waiting to enter, now is your chance to go for it.  XD

Good luck to those of you who have already entered!!

Take care!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

MAC's "Bad Fairy" vs Accessorize's "Pink Spice"

We all know about the quickly sold out Bad Fairy by MAC, and when images of Accessorize's new line started surfacing there was plenty of talk.

Needless to say I wanted to find out if Pink Spice was indeed a dupe for Bad Fairy.
These two could easily be dupes, but I may be splitting hairs by saying I do see some extremely slight differences that my camera cannot pick up.

In the bottles, Bad Fairy obviously has larger foil flecks whilst Pink Spice has a much smoother appearance.

But on the nails...

I can hardly tell a difference.  In some lights I can see just the slightest difference, but I have to look very closely.  Bad Fairy seems to have just a smidge more of the burgundy color, and the copper flash is sometimes stronger than in Pink Spice.

Can any of you tell me which nails have Pink Spice and which ones have Bad Fairy?  After some guesses from you all, I'll let you know in the comments which one is which.  :oP

These could easily be dupes depending on the batch.

Application wise, I found Pink Spice dries more quickly and my Bad Fairy had a Crummy brush like many others.

If you missed out on Bad Fairy I definitely think Pink Spice is a fabulous alternative.

You can enter My Christmas giveaway with Stride Panties for a chance to win Accessorize's Pink Spice
You can order it from Accessorize
Here is the direct link:  Illusion Pink Spice Nail Polish

Per request, coming soon is a review on Paul and Joe's Cat lipstick from the Clair de Lune | Sparkles Collection: Autumn 2010
Also Viva La Nails!
Take care everyone!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Perioral dermatitis


I went to the dermatologist today. I've been diagnosed with dermatitis on my scalp which has been a battle for quite some time now but I really needed something better to control the irritation.  I also got fed up with bumps on my chin and above my lip.  The bumps have been leaving red dots all over my chin and upper lip.  I've even had a few cysts.  :o(

I found out that it isn't acne, but perioral dermatitis.  He prescribed Metronidazole for the acne-like bumps.

If any of you are suffering from acne-like bumps around the mouth area I highly encourage you to see a dermatologist.

I sure hope it at least helps!
I wanted to review Inglot's AMC Lipgloss, but I don't want to scare anyone.  I'll try to do a review and maybe it will be a before and after the treatment.

Monday, December 6, 2010

****CLOSED**** Merry Christmas Everyone!! | Stride and Fun Stuff Giveaway

This giveaway has now ended.  Thanks for entering everyone!!!!
Howdy Howdy!!

I have a giveaway for all my lovely followers!  I want to thank you so much for supporting by blog, and I hope to get back into the swing of things.  I certainly know I'm missing out on a lot of fabulous giveaways.  Booooo...

Anyway...Drumroll please!
Here is your chance to win a free STRIDE Everyday panty of your choice!!!!

To Enter:
First, you must visit Stride Everyday to select which panty you would like.

Then, comment on this post with your selection and leave your email address in case you win.  ;o)

You can gain additional entries by doing the following:
Mention this giveaway on your blog
Tweet about this giveaway
Please leave a link in your comment so I may count them as additional entries.
This giveaway is available to all of you.
The panty will be sent to you from STRIDE Everyday, and the additional items will be shipped from me.
The winner will be drawn December 19, 2010 so hopefully the winner can receive their goodies that week.  XD
 Now for the additional goodies...
I've been collecting items for quite a while now.  :oP
 Yay!  Christmas Tree!!

All of the items the winner will be receiving, and I'll be adding extras in the box.  :oP
  •  Your Choice of Everyday Panty!!!!
  • Strawberry Kiwi Cuticle Oil
  • OPI Summer Flutter Minis
  • Borghese Minis
  • Sandy Nail File
  • Bonbon Mini Gloss
  • Travel Size Berry Vanilla & Coconut Vanilla BBW Lotions
  • The Body Shop Cranberry Joy Body Butter
  • Sula Paint and Peel Polishes
  • Man Glaze | Matte is Murder
  • Beach Black | Dickweed
  • Milani | Dress Maker
  • $OPI | Full Moon
  • Set of Island Girl Mood Polises
  • Accessorize | Pink Spice (Similar to MAC's Bad Fairy)
  • Mini Orly | Velvet Rope
  • Some Body Shop Samples
  • Body Shop Gift tin with Hand Care Items inside
  • Body Shop Shower Pouf
  • Wooden Cuticle Sticks
  • Sheet of Nail Stickers and Jewels
  • Nfu Oh Layering Polishes
  • Nfu Oh Metallic Polishes
  • Nfu Oh Cuticle Remover
  • Nfu Oh Aqua Base
  • Nfu Oh Holos
  • Essie Fall Minis
  • Lip Smackers Coconut Julius Gloss
  • Urban Decay | Gimlet
  • MAC | Marine Life Highlighting Powder
Some items not photographed
  • RBL | Scrangie 
  • Del Sol | Island Fever 
  • Lush | Lemony Flutter
  • Speck iPhone4 Case
  • The other Nfu Oh Holos (The winner will receive all six colors)
  • Inglot | AMC Lipgloss #542
  • Fruits and Passion Reusable Shopping Bag

Good Luck Everyone!!!!  Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Get ready for some upcoming reviews!  XD 

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Stride Everyday Panties | Review

Hi everyone!

I was contacted quite a few months ago to try out Stride Everyday panties when I first looked them up I was curious as to how these could benefit me. After looking further into their product line, I realized I could try them out during that time of the month when I go running! How more pantliners! They offered to send me a pair to try, and I agreed.

I requested the sport bikini in a size small. They sent me the black print which is very cute and the style fit me perfectly. Eric even complimented me while I was trying them on and checking them out. Funny yet true. I then wore them out for a test run and running + hot Texas heat = lots of sweat, but what I found out is that the panties work very well for wicking away moisture and you can easily run around without having that unsightly crotch sweat. I know that might paint a vivid picture, but sweaty bodies aren't always sexy.
My favorite part about the sport bikini was its ability to keep in place. I did not have a problem with them trying to ride up while running.

The Sport Bikini stays put, fitting smoothly and securely.
• lower sporty profile for active wear
• soft fabric and clean finishing so you hardly know you’re wearing them
Nylon 90%, Spandex 10%

The colors that this particular style comes in are:
Black, Nude, Black and White Floral, Cherry Floral and Violet Floral.

There are five different styles altogether:
Seamless, Mid Rise Brief, Lacy Thong, Sport Bikini and the only one not shown is the French Cut (High Rise)

Stride Everyday uses OQUOS™ Technology.

Founder and President
Wendy Spencer
Stride Everyday was founded by Wendy Spencer as a result of her own frustrations trying to find an economical alternative to pantyliners. Stress incontinence can happen to many women of all ages, and these panties were invented to help with light flows.

"Wendy and her team worked with a strong R&D partner to design the patented fabric technology and permanently built it into the panty’s gusset. The patented technology is revolutionary in its super-absorbent ability to wick moisture from the top layer, absorb and you and your clothes stay dry."

STRIDE Everyday panties are available at their shop with a price range of $14.99 to $24.99.
Right now you can use coupon code STRIDE971 to get 20% off of any purchase until December 31st, and their site shows another coupon code good until tomorrow.
Check it our here.

For more information or to purchase STRIDE Everyday Panties, please visit

Get ready for my next post to win a panty of your choice courtesy of STRIDE Everyday along with some fun goodies for Christmas!

Have a fab week! XD