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Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel

revlon gel envy


When gel polish first hit the nail salons I was so excited. A manicure that lasted a week or more sounded amazing, well after trying several salons and types of gel polish I was always left a bit underwhelmed. The gel polish was significantly more money but the results were maybe 4 days of chip free wear versus the standard 2 to 3. I had all but given up until Jocelyn started raving about the new Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel. The price was right and she said her at home mani would last a week or more! I was sold.

Yesterday I hit Target and grabbed a Colorstay Gel Envy Polish and Top Coat. Last night I buffed my nails, wiped them down with rubbing alcohol to remove any oils and layered two coats of the color polish on. The formula is a bit lighter and more watery than usual nail polish. But I like it, I found I was able to more precisely apply it and not make a mess of my nail beds like I do with standard polish. After letting the color dry for a bit I added the Diamond Top Coat and proceeded to fall fast asleep.

I was sure I would wake up with a mess of nails printed from the sheets and blankets and all smudged. But when I checked my nail enamel was perfect. No chipping, smudging of any kind. And better yet they looked fantastic. Polish usually lasts me one day before I chip the heck out of. I have been on my computer most of the day, washing dishes and doing laundry and they are still going strong. This formula definitely seems to hold tight and be stronger than most. Can’t wait to see how many days this polish lasts, I will update you and be trying more colors!

revlon gel envy swatch

Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy Nail Enamel and Diamond Top Coat
Get 2 steps to total Gel Envy, now with new and improved ColorStay Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat™. Our toughest top coat yet, with exclusive Diamond Flex Technology™, is specifically designed to work with ColorStay Gel Envy Nail Enamel. Brush one of our 38 brilliant shades, with built in base coat, and then finish Diamond Top Coat for a salon-quality manicure that delivers shatter-proof strength, ding-resistant wear and diamond-like shine.

• New ColorStay Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat™ is the only top coat with Diamond Flex Technology™ and is our toughest top coat yet!
• Flawless, salon-quality color with life-resistant wear
• 38 vibrant, easy-to-remove shades


Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel is available for purchase at your local drugstore and mass retailer.

New! Limited Edition Mother’s Day Dove Products

mom and me

Above is a pic of me and my mom probably about 1983.  I love Dove products and what better way to celebrate the natural wonder that is Mother’s then these super cute Mother’s Day products.

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Dove has transformed its iconic Beauty Bar for the first time in nearly 60 years to celebrate the women in our lives. For a limited time, the words love, real, kind or care will be engraved into the Dove Beauty Bar so that you can honor a woman who has made an impact on your life. Additionally, Dove is launching limited edition packaging on select body wash, hair products and deodorant featuring inspirational quotes from real women.

We often underestimate the potential of our words to make a positive impression on the women in our lives. Dove invites women to exchange these words with a special woman in their life as an expression of the bond they share this May.


NEW Limited Edition Engraved White Beauty Bar

  • Only Dove uses the gentlest cleansers to reveal beautiful, radiant skin
  • Contains DEFI technology, a unique blend of cleansers and moisturizers and leaves skin soft and smooth – proving to be less irritating than soap
  • Replenishes nutrients lost during cleansing and helps skin to feel more firm and elastic compared to ordinary soap
  • Renowned for its signature ¼ moisturizing cream
  • Contains natural skin lipids that deposit onto skin
  • Leaves skin soft and smooth

6 bars / SRP $8.39; 8 bars / SRP $10.49; 14 bars / SRP $14.49 (at clubs); 16 bars / SRP $15.99 (at clubs)


NEW Limited Edition Deep Moisture Nourishing Body Wash 

  • Mild body wash formula has even more of the brand’s gentlest cleansers, Glycinate and DEFI, combined with NutriumMoisture™ technology
  • Improved later rinses cleanly and quickly
  • Provides softer, smoother skin after one shower
  • Ideal for dry skin

22 fl. oz. / SRP $6.99

*Also available: NEW Limited Edition Dove Sensitive Skin Nourishing Body Wash and NEW Limited Edition Dove go fresh Body Wash, Cool Moisture in Cool Moisture and Sensitive Skin



NEW Limited Edition Dove Daily Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner*

  • Contains Pro-Moisture Complex
  • Infused with a blend of essential amino acids naturally present in hair
  • Penetrated hair to help replenish lost proteins, depositing where hair is damaged most
  • Hair is silky to touch and easy to manage every day
  • Does not weigh hair down with excess residue
  • Provides up to 5x smoother* hair

12 fl. oz. / SRP $3.49 each; 25.4 fl. oz. / SRP $5.87 each

*Also available: NEW Limited Edition Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo & Conditioner

** Dove Daily Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner system vs. non-conditioning shampoo.

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NEW Limited Edition Dove Advanced Care Deodorant, Original Clean*

  • A light, clean fragrance
  • Offers 48-hour odor and wetness protection plus the added skin care benefits of NutriumMoisture™.
  • Provides softer, smoother skin in just three days

2.6 oz. / SRP $4.99 – $8.48

*Also available: NEW Limited Edition Dove Advanced Care Deodorant, Cool Essentials


You can purchase Dove products at your local drugstore or mass retailer, the limited edition Mother’s Day collection will be available in retail stores from April 10th to June 2016.

New! Miss Spa Bee Venom Plumping Mask

bee venom mask packaging

The latest craze in beauty is bee venom, and Miss Spa has created a fantastic Bee Venom Plumping mask that’s affordable even for the beauty on a budget. The Miss Spa mask contains bee venom to firm and smooth your skin and Propolis Extract a substance harvested by bees that contains anti-oxidants and antiseptic. The mask is also comprised of aloe and honey extract to leave your face feeling refreshed and hydrated. I love sheets masks they are easy to use and I love the no mess clean up. The Miss Spa Bee Venom mask makes at home spa time a breeze just unfold, remove the paper backing and apply to clean dry skin. Let the mask do its magic for 20 minutes then remove and pat the remaining product into your skin.

bee venom mask

I have very sensitive skin so I wondered if the bee venom would aggravate my skin or burn. But from the time of application to removal no stinging or burning. And the mask material is so light once I smoothed it on I could barely tell it was there. So as for the 20 minutes that didn’t quite happen. I put on my mask and climbed into bed to binge watch another episode of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, when lo and behold Netflix is not working. Argh!!! So frustrating and local tv won’t work its all crime dramas and hospital soap operas. Anyway I may have dozed off and by dozed off I mean fall asleep for the night. At some point in the night I woke up and realized the mask was still on and pulled it off then rolled back into my pillow pit and went back to sleep. So I can’t speak to the immediate results after removing the mask but this morning my skin felt hydrated and I could definitely see a bit of lift along my jaw and cheek line. Overall I think this is a great mask, it was easy to wear not too goopy or slippery and felt amazing. I will definitely be getting more to use in teh future.

Miss Spa Launches Bee Venom Plumping & Firming Silk Sheet Mask
Enhances skin texture and elasticity to increase the look of smoothness with bee venom and royal jelly protein

Miss Spa Bee Venom Plumping and Firming Facial Mask ($7.99) is an advanced performance gel silk sheet mask combining bee venom with 3D express lifting effect technology. Wrinkles appear visibly smoother and skin feels firmer for the appearance of a more lifted facial contour. Infused with powerful ingredients from the hive, this natural silk mask pampers skin as it locks in the age defying formula to target loss of skin firmness. Royal Jelly Protein and bee venom cleverly work together to help improve skin texture and create a plumping effect, while honey extract and aloe deeply nourish and moisturize. Skin is left looking and feeling firmer, smoother and lifted for a more youthful appearance.

Key Benefits and Ingredients:
Bee Venom: controls the facial muscles, increases blood circulation gently plumping out and firming the skin, and fills and smooths fine lines and wrinkles
Propolis Extract: a resinous substance harvested by bees on flower buds that is a great skin healer, anti-oxidant and antiseptic
One application: .88 oz / 25g
Cost: $7.99
Where to Buy:


About Miss Spa®
Miss Spa® utilizes one of the hottest, fastest growing delivery systems in skin care today: facial sheet masks.Their Korean formulated treatments are affordable (starting at $3.99) and deliver quick, professional results in the convenience of your own home. Each product isfree of sulfates, parabens, fragrances & artificial dyes and never tested on animals. The line covers a wide range of treatments for the face, eyes, lips, chin, forehead, fingers, hands and feet. Treatments include anti-aging, exfoliating, hydrating, brightening, toning, nourishing, restore and revitalize.
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Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Stila Perfecting Concealer

stila concealer

One of the best concealers out there! Stila’s Perfecting Concealer is a thick, cream formula that covers blemishes and dark circles without getting cakey or looking made up. You can see the swatch below how great this spreads out. I like to put a little dot on the back of my hand then dab it a bit to warm it up then gently press into the desired spot.

After it dries my skin feels soft and smooth, you just need a small dot to get blemishes and your under eye area. And this concealer keeps working hard all day, just set it with a bit of powder and you will be looking your best until you wash it off.

Stila concealer swatches

Stila Perfecting Concealer
This creamy, easy-to-blend concealer provides the full coverage and semi-matte finish that’s ideal for hiding under eye circles, scars, redness, and other imperfections.

Eleven shades so there is a shade that complements every skin tone.

Stila concealer is available for purchase online at

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