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You can’t help but FALL in love with the Zoya Sensual collection!

Ready for Fall? Zoya Sensual includes 12 new fab shades for Fall 2019. Set B pictured on top, is a collection of deep jewel tones. Set A, below, includes nudes to a lovely cool jewel toned red. These are available in sets and individually now at Zoya.com.

Besides loving most of the shades in this collection for Fall 2019, I am most impressed with the fabulous formulas! While being extremely pigmented, each polish is not overly thick or hard to work with. They dry pretty fast for such pigmentation in my honest opinion. It leaves me really looking forward to the Winter collection. I have always been a big fan of most of Zoya polishes and have only encountered a few losers. We are taking hundreds of their polishes I have tried. Anyway, you can order these beauties now, see the swatches below. Sensual is luxurious and will surely get you ready for all things fall. From sensuous cashmere sweaters to hoodies and roasting marshmallows by the fire.

Zoya Sensual set A offer six lovely shades, which include neutral nudes, rosy tones and a jewel toned stunner. Every formula is perfect! The Sensual Sampler A contains 1 (one) bottle of the following shades for a total of 6 (full sized 0.5oz) bottles: Joss (ZP1001), Kinsley (ZP1002), Foster (ZP1003), Briar (ZP1004), Margaret (ZP1005), and Rashida (ZP1006).
Zoya Set B of the Fall 2019 collection, Sensual. Gorgeous! Every formula in all 12 shades are perfection. The Sensual Sampler B contains 1 (one) bottle of the following shades for a total of 6 (full sized 0.5oz) bottles: Etta (ZP1007), Ripley (ZP1008), Michaela (ZP1009), Vesper (ZP1010), Elliot (ZP1011), and Ashton (ZP1012).

Which are your favorites? I think it is a tossup between Rashida and Ripley for me. Every formula as I mentioned above is spot-on perfect. My fave set is Set B! How about you?

https://www.zoya.com/content/category/Splash_Page_Sensual.html

*Products were sent to me at no cost and all opinions are my own.

@zoyanailpolish #ZoyaSensual #ZoyaFall2019collection #ZoyaJoss #ZoyaKinsley #ZoyaFoster #ZoyaBriar #ZoyaMargaret #ZoyaRashida #ZoyaEtta #ZoyaRipley #ZoyaMichaela #ZoyaVesper #ZoyaElliot #ZoyaAshton #EveryDayZoya

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A few Born Pretty goodies, so bright!

I received a few cool items from Born Pretty Store. And you know summertime nails are always fun to brighten up your day! I got two Fluorescent Gels to try, and a super strong nail art magnet bar for Cat Eye polishes. Let’s take a quick look!

First the Born Pretty Fluorescent Gels from the Fluorescence Gel Polish Summer Series.

FLUORESCENT gel BP-fg06 “Obscurity” from the Born Pretty Fluorescent Gel Summer Series is a glowing peach, sure to brighten any nail on any complexion. Amazing formula. SKU #46678.
FLUORESCENT gel BP-fg11 FORGET ME is a glowing powder blue gel. SKU #46678 from the Born Pretty Fluorescent Gel Summer Series.
Born Pretty nail art magnet bar is super strong. It makes strong lines and super length makes it easy for the really long nails! Mine are summer length here 🙂 SKU #46125.

Here are the links to these fab Born Pretty items:

BORN PRETTY 6ml Fluorescence Gel Polish Summer Series Obscurity BP-FG06

BORN PRETTY 6ml Fluorescence Gel Polish Summer Series Forget Me BP-FG11

BORN PRETTY 1 Pc Magnetic Nail Art Tools 3D

Remember to use my 10% OFF Discount Code! PPL01 On a side note, if you live in the US, or actually anyplace far from the original location of the store, allow up to 3-4 weeks for delivery as your items come from Hong Kong/Singapore. Shipping is always FREE Worldwide, payment is via Paypal, Visa and MC. Check this store out for all your nail art, accessory needs including items like jewelry, polishes, cosmetics, phone accessories, manicure equipment and more.

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*Items were sent to me at no cost for my honest review.

Miscellaneous products, Product Reviews

Amazing 5-HTP Whole Food Griffonia Simplicifolia supplements

I was contacted via Instagram by NutraFitz Global Ambassador, Jeanette, aka Insta handle @themagnificentmom, to test an amazing supplement called 5-HTP Whole Food Griffonia Simplicifolia capsules. I researched it first as I don’t just take supplements willy nilly at my age. But I found the ingredients to be all natural and safe, and was delighted to give them a try.

NutraFitz 5-HTP 100 mg Whole Food Griffonia Simplicifolia supplements support well-being, good sleep, Vitamin B6 for Serotonin Conversion, help manage appetite and is formulated for Enhanced Absorption. I take one per day.

I take only one in the morning and it is all that is required. I have been sleeping great! And let me tell you, part of the reason why I have been a bit AWOL on my blog the past couple of months is due to a few injuries from the intense work I have been doing in the garden and yard since spring. Before the 5-HTP, although I was exhausted from the daily workout provided by my yard revamp (still more to do), I couldn’t get my legs to settle down. And with the supplements, I have nearly endless energy. Enough even with the Texas heat that my husband has to call me inside! That is awesome! I highly recommend this product.

NutraFitz 5-HTP 100 mg Whole Food Griffonia Simplicifolia supplements support well-being, good sleep, Vitamin B6 for Serotonin Conversion, help manage appetite and is formulated for Enhanced Absorption. You can take one cap either at bedtime or in the morning. I take mine in the morning before breakfast.

Here is what NutraFitz has to say about their 5-HTP supplement (120 capsules/1 per day!:

“As with any supplement, in order to achieve maximum benefits of a 5-HTP supplement it is important to start with a high-quality supplement.
Our unique formula begins with a pure and concentrated organic Griffonia simplicifolia extract at 98% (most on the market are 95% or less and NOT organic). We added organic sunflower lecithin oil to enhance absorption, and we include the quality form of B6 (p5p) which will give you better conversion to serotonin. All of this creates better absorption providing you with stronger effects from your supplement.
5-HTP converts directly into serotonin in your brain. Serotonin is your brains ‘happiness’ hormone and is key for mood support. Other important roles include better sleep, appetite, memory, learning, temperature regulation, sexual behavior, cardiovascular function, muscle contraction, and endocrine regulation. Another reason 5-HTP is so beneficial for sleep and mood is because once it is ingested, serotonin also gets converted into another important “master” chemical – melatonin. Melatonin is your body’s natural sleep hormone and it’s responsible for maintaining healthy sleeping patterns. Many people also use 5-HTP for weight loss because it helps reduce your appetite.
Serotonin production declines with age, and at any age its abundance can be compromised further by stress. Low levels of serotonin are most commonly manifested by depressed mood, anxiety, and insomnia. They can also lead to various other complaints and disorders, diminishing one’s quality of life. Dietary supplementation can help boost levels of 5 HTP and therefore serotonin and melatonin production, enabling you to live a better quality of life.”

Links to where you can purchase NutraFitz 5-HTP supplements.
At NutraFitz:

5-HTP 100mg Whole Food Griffonia Simplicifolia

At Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/5HTP-100mg-Supplement-Organic-Whole/dp/B07PGQD1FB/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=nutrafitz+5-HTP&qid=1561140922&s=gateway&sr=8-3

** This product for sent to me at no cost for review and testing purposes, all opinions are my own.

Miscellaneous products, Product Reviews

Yeouth Neck Firming Cream with Green Tea, Argireline & Vitamin C

I am loving these Yeouth skincare products, especially since it is now summer and I am in Texas! My skin needs all the help it can get. I am happy to say these Yeouth products are amazing!

I was contacted by Sabrina, a YEOUTH Global Ambassador via Instagram @yeouthskincare to test and review another one of their skin care products. Neck Firming Cream with Green Tea, Argireline and Vitamin C

Yeouth Neck Firming Cream is a silky cream, not heavy or greasy, soaks into your skin and has a very mild, pleasant natural scent. No artificial perfumes here! I use it morning and night.

I noticed right away that applying this cream over slightly damp skin, you need such a tiny amount. And some of the effects are immediately noticeable. It goes on very smooth, very slight natural scent and no added perfumes. I love that it is all natural. I have noticed in the short time I have used it a lot of crepeyness is diminishing, however it is to be expected the firming effects will take a bit longer. I use a slight spritz of water mixed with witch hazel on my skin first.

Yeouth Neck Firming Cream comes in a generous 2 fl. oz. jar, and it takes such a tiny amount smoothed over your dampened skin to feel the full effects. A little goes a long way.
Yeouth Neck Firming Cream helps lift, tone and firm loose sagging skin while blocking free radical damage.

Here are the deets directly from the Yeouth website describing their Neck Firming Cream:

““This powerful multitasking age-defying neck firming cream is formulated to help target and improve the appearance of the delicate skin of the neck and dècolletè, helping it to regain its suppleness. The neck, dècolletè, and jawline areas appear firmed and re-defined as skin regains a smoother, more lifted appearance.


• Green Tea contains very strong, natural antioxidants called polyphenols that neutralize damaging free radicals, which can cause significant damage to the skin and accelerate the aging process. Green tea’s antioxidant property is key to its skin-protective and repairing qualities.

• Argireline is made up of peptides, which are chains of amino acids that can affect how cells in the body work. When Argireline is applied to the skin, it is absorbed into the body and the cream’s chemical composition causes the facial muscles to contract with less force. This diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and can smooth out fine lines that appear with aging.

• Vitamin C is rich with powerful antioxidants that has limitless benefits. YEOUTH used Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, a stable, oil-soluble form of Vitamin C that is very helpful for anti-oxidation and collagen synthesis. When topically applied, Vitamin C provides a skin-rejuvenating effect by improving collagen synthesis in the skin that slows down with aging, as well as limiting skin damage from free radicals.
What it does:
• This intensely hydrating formula assists over time with promoting collagen production and skin elasticity while reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging
• Boosts skin hydration, firmness, and elasticity, great for aged and sun-damaged skin
• Minimizes the look of vertical lines on the delicate skin on the neck and decollete
• Helps reduce the signs of UV damage to restore an even skintone.

How it’s made:
• MADE IN THE USA
• Paraben Free
• Sulfate Free
• Phthalates Free
• Fragrance Free
• GMO Free
• Triclosan Free”

At Walmart.com

https://www.walmart.com/ip/C-GUARANTEED-Wrinkle-Cream-Vitamin-Moisturizer-Crepe-Firming-Helps-Aging-Tightener-Neck-Tea-Repair-Anti-Chin-Tightening-Double-Turkey-YEOUTH-Skin-Gre/216465269?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=6454&adid=22222222227115567946&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=233939335361&wl4=pla-385842991561&wl5=1026831&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=115056885

On the Yeouth site:
Neck Firming Cream with Green Tea, Argireline, Vitamin C

Give it a try and remember, you’re never too young to keep your skin looking that way! Would you like a 20% off coupon code? Sure you would! Use my promo code SOCIAL20 for 20% off your first order.

Yeouth also has Essential Oils, Vitamins, Cleansers, Toners and more!

Instagram: @yeouthskincare
Web site: Yeouth.com
Facebook: https:www.facebook.com/yeouth

Read more about the company here:
https://yeouth.com/pages/about-us

** This product for sent to me at no cost for review and testing purposes, all opinions are my own.

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Born Pretty and Nicole Diary summertime goodies

It has been awhile since I last posted goodies from Born Pretty Store and I have had these items on my nail station for a bit. I have been knee deep in spring and summer gardening, and along with that and swollen knuckles set me back! But here we are, trying to get caught up! I have had to take my nail length down a bit, but no worries. Come fall I will let them grow out. Digging in dirt can be brutal on your nails! So let’s get started! Be sure to check out the links to these items below.

BP-WN05 Dark Armor stamping polish White Night series #42857 is a perfect red.

BP-BW03 Ingalla Stamping polish Beach Walk Series #42858 is a ocean blue.

Born Pretty Holographic stamper is as pretty as it is functional. #45934
Born Pretty Chameleon Stainless Steel Scissors are nice and sharp! #46530 Select #2
Born Pretty poly extension gel BP-02 #44493 is a pretty semi sheer pale pink. Strong and easy to work with.
Born Pretty plate Spring Garden L007 offers lots of options.
Nicole Diary rectangle plate #076 #46143 abstract designs!
NICOLE DIARY Nail Art Stamping Plates Geometric Image Round Stainless Steel Stamp Template 095
# 46449 is trippy!
NICOLE DIARY Round Stamping Plates Stainless Steel Nail Art Designs Stamp Image Stencil 094 # 46448 is full of super simple designs.
NICOLE DIARY Square Nail Art Stamping Plates Stainless Steel Flower Image Stamp Template 092 # 46446 has lovely swags!
NICOLE DIARY Nail Art Stamping Plates Square Stainless Steel Nail Art Stamp Image Template 093
# 46447 for a delicate effect.
Nicole Diary round #070 kitties stamping plate for the cat enthusiasts out there! #45143

Links to these fabulous items!

https://www.bornprettystore.com/born-pretty-nail-stamper-rainbow-handle-holographic-clear-nail-stamper-nail-stamping-nail-p-45934.html

https://www.bornprettystore.com/born-pretty-nail-tool-nipper-nail-cuticle-scissor-remover-pusher-holographic-stamper-p-46530.html #2 scissors

https://www.bornprettystore.com/born-pretty-20ml-poly-extension-crystal-building-nail-finger-extension-nail-manicure-p-44493.html BP-02

https://www.bornprettystore.com/nicole-diary-nail-stamping-plates-stainless-steel-cute-animal-nail-stamp-image-plate-p-45953.html Nicole Diary round plate 070

https://www.bornprettystore.com/nicole-diary-nail-stamping-plates-rectangle-nail-stamp-image-template-stencil-design-p-46143.html
Nicole Diary Rectangle Plate Design 076

https://www.bornprettystore.com/born-pretty-stamping-plates-rectangle-rose-lily-image-nail-template-spring-garden-l007-p-46111.html #L007 Spring Garden

BP-BW03 Ingalla Stamping polish Beach Walk Series
https://www.bornprettystore.com/born-pretty-stamping-polish-light-blue-beach-walking-series-stamping-nail-p-42858.html

BP-WN05 Dark Armor stamping polish White Night series
https://www.bornprettystore.com/born-pretty-stamping-polish-white-night-series-stamping-nail-p-42857.html

NICOLE DIARY Square Nail Art Stamping Plates Stainless Steel Flower Image Stamp Template 092
# 46446
https://www.bornprettystore.com/nicole-diary-square-nail-stamping-plates-stainless-steel-flower-image-stamp-template-p-46446.html

NICOLE DIARY Nail Art Stamping Plates Square Stainless Steel Nail Art Stamp Image Template 093
# 46447
https://www.bornprettystore.com/nicole-diary-nail-stamping-plates-square-stainless-steel-nail-stamp-image-template-p-46447.html

NICOLE DIARY Round Stamping Plates Stainless Steel Nail Art Designs Stamp Image Stencil 094
# 46448
https://www.bornprettystore.com/nicole-diary-round-stamping-plates-stainless-steel-nail-designs-stamp-image-stencil-p-46448.html

NICOLE DIARY Nail Stamping Plates Stainless Steel Cute Animal Cat Nail Art Stamp Image Plate 070
# 45953
https://www.bornprettystore.com/nicole-diary-nail-stamping-plates-stainless-steel-cute-animal-nail-stamp-image-plate-p-45953.html

NICOLE DIARY Nail Art Stamping Plates Geometric Image Round Stainless Steel Stamp Template 095
# 46449
https://www.bornprettystore.com/nicole-diary-nail-stamping-plates-geometric-image-round-stainless-steel-stamp-template-p-46449.html

Remember to use my 10% OFF Discount Code! PPL01 On a side note, if you live in the US, or actually anyplace far from the original location of the store, allow up to 3-4 weeks for delivery as your items come from Hong Kong/Singapore. Shipping is always FREE Worldwide, payment is via Paypal, Visa and MC. Check this store out for all your nail art, accessory needs including items like jewelry, polishes, cosmetics, phone accessories, manicure equipment and more.

PPL91
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#BornPrettyNailArt @Bornprettynailart @bornprettygelstampingpolish #bornprettynail #bornprettystore #bornprettygelpolish #bornprettystampingplates #bornprettythermalgel #MyDiscountCodeIsPPL01 #BPnailart #BPStampingPolish #BornPrettystoreNicoleDiary #NicoleDiaryStampingplates #BornPrettyPolyExtensionGel #BornPretty

*Items were sent to me at no cost for my honest review.

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Zoya Barefoot collection for all 10 digits!

Ok, so you may have noticed I have been a bit AWOL since Spring. I have a really good excuse. Well, a couple of them. A few injuries and hand swelling from gardening…and gardening! 😉 We built a raised bed garden deck and I have been gardening veggies. Along with that I have done some MAJOR tree pruning, and removing yards and yards of evil lava rock from our flowerbeds to replace with mulch. Ergo, swollen knuckles. No, freakishly swollen knuckles! So with the busyness of that and swollen hands. I have had to pick and choose the days I have swatched and photographed. But I am getting so behind, so here we go, getting caught up! So sorry, life happens. 🙂 You may notice the shorter nails as well, it’s either shorten then for summer or suffer even more injuries. So until fall, they will remain shorter. But enough of all that. Let’s look at the lovely Barefoot collection by Zoya!

A lovely pinky nude creme called Joey paired with shimmery tomato shade Marcy from the Zoya Barefoot collection.
Here is a set of shades made for each other for a more neutral look using two of the Zoya Barefoot collection. The cool medium creme is Tessa and metallic shimmer nude called Keira.
Gorgeous on your toes as well, I love this combo using metallic rosy shade of Robby, and creme deep mauve of Liza, from the Zoya Barefoot collection.
I love this cool combo from the Zoya Barefoot collection using deep blue creme, Walker; sky blue creme. Eleni, and silver sparkles with white shards topper, Dallas.
From Zoya Barefoot collection, here is a buttery yellow creme, Bee in 2 coats.

Zoya Barefoot collection Set A from left: Joey, Tessa, Keira, Marcy, Liza and Robbie.

Here is Set B from the Zoya Barefoot collection. From left: Dacey, Rie, Walker, Eleni, Bee and Dallas. These can be purchased in sets or individually.

Which are your favorites? I think Dallas is a lovely topper for any of the shades. Eleni is one of my favorite cremes, and Robbie won me over immediately!

*Products were sent to me at no cost and all opinions are my own.

@zoyanailpolish #ZoyaBarefoot #ZoyaTessa #ZoyaKeira #ZoyaMarcy #ZoyaJoey #ZoyaLiza #ZoyaRobbie #ZoyaDacey #ZoyaRie #ZoyaWalker #ZoyaEleni #ZoyaBee #ZoyaDallas #EveryDayZoya

Miscellaneous products, Product Reviews

YEOUTH Vitamin C&E Serum-Hyaluronic Acid, Love it!

I was contacted by Sabrina, a YEOUTH Global Ambassador via Instagram @yeouthskincare to test and review one of their skin care products. Now I love Hyaluronic acid serums and I was more than happy to give it a shot. As with all serums like this, they take time and assist your skin to build up healthy cells. I got my bottle in mid April and started using it right away. It’s a very light serum, applied to damp skin. After cleansing, I mist on straight aloe juice then apply the tiniest dot of this serum to my face, neck, chest and tops of my hands. Then follow up with sunscreen before going outside.

I have indeed noticed a softening and slight plumping on my face. I think my neck and arms will take a bit more work as I have sadly neglected them with too much sun exposure and not enough protection. My bad! Oh, and I LOVE that it is fragrance free! This serum applies like silk. Their products are satisfaction guaranteed, inexpensive and the company is very transparent in their production practices. Nice!

According to a 2018 Tweet by #Yeouth, “Animals don’t have to suffer for us to attain good looks. In support of #crueltyfree cosmetics, All Yeouth products are at 20% OFF from July 30 to August 5. Say no to animal testing by choosing cruelty-free beauty products…” This is a huge PLUS in my book in regards to skin care products. Well done Youth! My Hermione approves!

According to Yeouth, Here are the key functions of what goes into the Vitamin C&E Serum with Hyaluronic Acid:

•Vitamin C – a nutrient that is vital to skin health, Vitamin C effectively protects the skin from free radicals, reviving aged and sun-damaged skin.

•Hyaluronic Acid – nourishes your skin with spring water-like hydration, keeping skin plump and smooth through its ability to bind and hold moisture in the skin’s cells.

•Vitamin E – acting as your skin’s shield from harmful UV rays, natural Vitamin E works hard to even skin tone and build a protective barrier for your skin.”

MADE IN THE USA
•Paraben Free
•Sulfate Free
•Phthalates Free
•Fragrance Free
•GMO Free
•Triclosan Free

Give it a try and remember, you’re never to young to keep your skin that way! Would you like a 20% off coupon code? Sure you would! Use my promo code SOCIAL20 for 20% off your first order.

Find the Yeouth Vitamin C&E Serum here: https://yeouth.com/collections/serums/products/vitamin-c-and-e-serum-with-hyaluronic-acid-dp-b01a95400g

Yeouth also has Essential Oils, Vitamins, Cleansers, Toners and more!

Instagram: @yeouthskincare
Web site: Yeouth.com
Facebook: https:www.facebook.com/yeouth

Read more about the company here:
https://yeouth.com/pages/about-us

** This product for sent to me at no cost for review and testing purposes, all opinions are my own.