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Sally Hansen Special Effects for Summer

pearl crush

When I first applied this polish I wasn’t too sure about the formula. It was more gel like than usual polish and took a bit of practice to not get too heavy of an application. The end result of Pearl Crush is beautiful. The  iridescent gel like color is a great neutral look and the crushed pearl adds a bit of sparkle.


This summer, it’s time to get cultured—with pearls, that is. Sally Hansen introduces Pearl Crush™; a collection of eight new Special Effect polishes that give nails an eye-catching, shimmery finish. Inspired by the season’s iridescent trend, the Pearl Crush™ polishes have a unique combination of pigments that interact with layers of large, faceted glitter particles. The resulting effect: a 3D crushed pearl look that plays off light, lending a lustrous, vibrant look to summer manicures. Choose a softer tone or go dark—either way; you’ll want to wear these precious “pearls” everywhere you go!

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SHADES: Oy-ster It Up!: Aw, shucks—this true white with faceted glitter catches the light beautifully, She Sells: Whether on the seashore or the city streets, this pale blush hue is pretty, pink perfection, Lady Crab: No need to pinch yourself—this dreamy hot pink really is as steamy as it gets!, Rainbow Fish: Casting off icy tones, this iridescent blue is quite the catch, Shell & Tell: The secret is out: A lovely lilac like this doesn’t come around every day, Mer-Mint: This splashy, soothing seafoam green is loaded with sea-inspired shimmer, Silver Scallop: Reflect on this modern take on metallics—a shape shifting silver that appears constantly in motion and Clam Digger: This lava-rock black stands out with flecks of phosphorescent-green glitter.

PRICE & AVAILABILITY: This limited-edition Pearl Crush™ collection, SRP $5.99, is available beginning June 2015 at chain drugstores and mass retailers nationwide.


I am kind of obsessed with Insta-Ombre. I thought it was just another sparkle polish but it really is a standout. And whether I choose to do two basic coats for the sparkle or the third tip coat for the ombre its a stunningly beautiful polish. And pretty easy to remove for a glitter polish.

Will definitely be adding more shades of this to my collection. The color I am wearing below is Layer on Lilac, love it!


It’s official: Ombré is the look of the decade. From runways to red carpets, from highlights to home decor, a gradated wash of color is perpetually on trend. Now, Sally Hansen makes it easy to create a sparkling ombré manicure with new Insta-Ombre™ Special Effect.

Available in eight high-impact glitter shades, this clever and innovative ombre-in-a-bottle makes it easy for women to achieve the look in just three simple steps. First, apply one coat to clean, dry nails. Next, apply a second coat from mid-nail to the tip. Finally, apply a third coat to only the nail tip. Voila: A radiant, wash of ombre color at your fingertips.

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SHADES: As the first and last word in nail color, Sally Hansen offers eight shades to match every mood: Copper Cap: Beige that grows into a warm, copper glow, Cobalt Coat: Blue, from barely-there to intense, Layer On Lilac: A cool-toned take on purple, Scarlet Spark: A true red that fades into a whisper, Gold Grade: Metallic glitter, from quiet to saturated, Fuchsia-Nista: A bright pink with the slightest hint of violet, Jade Fade: An enviable emerald hue, Grey-diant: A stunningly sparkled fade from light to black.

PRICE & AVAILABILITY: This limited-edition Insta-Ombre™ collection, SRP $5.99, is available beginning June 2015 at chain drugstores and mass retailers nationwide.

big peel off


Everyone wants a manicure that looks perfect, resists smudges, and removes easily. Traditionally, it hasn’t always been easy to achieve those desired results. Now, however, Sally Hansen introduces a nail essentials to simplify and improve the at-home manicure regimen: Big Peel Off Base CoatTM .

For nail-art aficionados, glitter girls, and anyone else who lives for regular manicures, Big Peel Off Base Coat changes everything. Nail polish remover can be harsh on nails, leaving them dry and brittle—and therefore, prone to breakage. Hard-to-remove special effects such as glitters, textures, and shimmers can damage nails further by scraping the nail surface and can be a time consuming removal process.

That all changes with the introduction of Big Peel Off Base CoatTM. This fast, convenient easy base coat makes it easy to remove glitters and other special effect polishes in a single step. Just paint on the base coat, which quickly dries to a transparent finish. Apply nail polish as usual and enjoy the manicure. When it’s time for a change, simply peel off the polish in one fluid movement. No scrubbing, soaking, or fussing—just a clean, healthy-looking nail.

PRICE & AVAILABILITY: Sally Hansen’s new Big Peel Off Base CoatTM , SRP $5.99 each, will be available in June 2015 at chain drugstores and mass retailers nationwide.


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.

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Their June Beauty Basket Giveaway includes products from Hawaiian Tropic, Simple, Essie, CoverGirl, Beyonce Fragrances and more! The Contest runs from now through 6/30/15, winners will be chosen on 7/5/2015 and notified by 7/15/2015.  Be sure to like the Free Beauty Events Facebook Page to enter to win prizes. 


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Protect Your Skin this Summer with Hawaiian Tropic!

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The 4th of July is just around the corner. Be prepared for the long weekend of sun and fun with the fantastic sunscreen line from Hawaiian Tropic. Here are a few of my favorite products to keep my kids and my skin protected all summer long.

HT island sport lotion

Perfect for summer activities like hiking, biking or playing sports. The Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport is a super light lotion that absorbs quickly and won’t leave a greasy residue. Best part is this formula is sweat resistant so it won’t run into your eyes when the temperature rises.

Hawaiian Tropic ® Island Sport® Lotion Sunscreen is our new line of high performance sunscreen with an oil-free, non-greasy formula that won’t clog pores. Offering UVA and UVB protection, this sunscreen lotion is fast-absorbing and sweat-resistant so it will stay in place and is water resistant up to 80 minutes.

ht island sport spray

The spray version of the Island Sport line this has the same great sweat resistant formula in the ease of a spray. I love the tropical scent and how quick and easy this makes sun protection. Great for on the go, I  keep one of these in my car and the kids sports guys. Love having quick sun protection for last minute adventures.

Hawaiian Tropic® Island Sport® Clear Spray Sunscreen provides high performance protection in a convenient application format, lightly misting the skin to create a smooth, breathable finish. Offering UVA and UVB protection, the sunscreen delivers a fast-absorbing and sweat resistant formula that will stay in place during outdoor activities, providing up to 80 minutes of water resistant protection.



One of my favorite from the line, The Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance Spray Sunscreen smells fantastic and works even better. My kids and I hit a water park on one of the hottest days of the summer so far. I applied a quick spray of Sheer Touch Radiance Clear every 1.5- 2 hours and we not only smelled great but all came home sunburn free! A definite summer must have. You can’t beat the quality for the price.

Hawaiian Tropic® Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance Clear Spray Sunscreen provides our innovative Ultra Radiance formula in a new, convenient clear spray format. Containing an exclusive blend of guava, papaya and plumeria extracts, this sunscreen leaves skin noticeably soft and luminous.

ht touch of color

For the days I want to lay out and get a bit of color while still protecting from potention sun damage this is my go to. The temporary hint of color is perfect for skin that has been in hiding all winter. It smells amazing and the spray is very fine and absorbs well without leaving any residue.

Hawaiian Tropic® Touch of Color Tinted Spray Lotion Sunscreen offers an indulgent sun protection experience that moisturizes the skin, while providing an instant touch of natural-looking color. Available in a convenient spray format, this lotion offers SPF protection, while caramel extracts and mica create a subtle, temporary sun-kissed glow that leaves a beautiful sheen on the skin.


You can pick up any of the Hawaiian Tropic Sunscreen Products at your local mass retialer or drugstore. Learn more about the line at

Jessica Alba’s Honest Company to launch beauty line Fall 2015

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Join us Fall 2015

The Instagram account for Honest Beauty launched and started teasing the new line a week ago, but yesterday the brand shared a sneak peek at the upcoming collection.

Can’t wait to check out this new line from Honest Beauty!

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honest_beautyAre you eager to become an #HonestBeauty? Take a first look at the development of our color collection.