It Cosmetics New Year, New Confidence In Your Skin

It Cosmetics New Year, New Confidence In Your Skin Collection

It Cosmetics New Year, New Confidence In Your Skin Collection is a four piece cruelty free skincare collection. This is a QVC Today’s Special Value, and it’s actually a first-ever skincare TSV! This will debut on QVC today, Saturday, January 14, 2017 at midnight (ET). It will be offered for one day only until 11:59 p.m. (PT) on Saturday.

It Cosmetics New Year, New Confidence In Your Skin Collection

Let’s start with the Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream. It Cosmetics advertises it as a solution for a smoother, brighter-looking eye area.  This comes in a 0.5 oz jar. That’s right, a jar. Insert a sad face here! I really am not a fan of skincare products in a jar, but I totally understand why this can’t be in a tube. It is way to thick.  When I wake up in the very early hours every morning (with dogs and children), I’m tired, and my eyes look very tired. So, I’m excited to give this a real trial. However, since I haven’t even used it for a full two weeks, I can’t say what the long-term results will be.

It Cosmetics New Year, New Confidence In Your Skin Collection

However, I do like the feeling of the cream under my eyes. It feels very cool when applied, and it definitely quickly smooths out the dry lines becuase it’s so moisturizing. It can be used both in the morning and at night, although I find I need it most in the morning. The cream has a pretty blue tint, and it’s infused with caffeine, vitamin C, collagen and peptides.  Due to it’s thickness, a little cream is all that is needed.

It Cosmetics New Year, New Confidence In Your Skin Collection

The next product in the It Cosmetics New Year, New Confidence In Your Skin Collection is Confidence in a Cream. This can be used on all skin types and can be used in the morning and evening. Unfortunately, while I love that this is in a big jar–I’m also sad that it’s housed in a jar. Make sure you wash your hands every time before you put your fingers into the jar.

It Cosmetics New Year, New Confidence In Your Skin Collection

I do love that Confidence in a Cream has a very smooth, creamy texture. When applied, I felt that it was incredibly moisturizing, and my skin looked great. It may or may not be an issue for you, but to my nose, there was a citrus scent to the Confidence in a Cream that I felt lingered on my skin.

It Cosmetics New Year, New Confidence In Your Skin Collection

New in this Collection is Confidence in a Compact with SPF 50+. This is the first time ever for an anti-aging solid serum foundation. This is advertised as a full-coverage foundation, and you choose your shade. There are seven shades from which to choose. Simply buff it onto your skin using the Heavenly Skin Skin-Smoothing Complexion Brush. Or, you can use the sponge that is included in the compact. I suppose that it depends on how heavy-handed you are, so I found that this Foundation could be applied with a sheer coverage, and then built up as you wish.

It Cosmetics New Year, New Confidence In Your Skin Collection

Again, this had the same citrus scent as the Confidence in a Cream, and that may or may not be an issue for you. I live in New England where one day it can be minus three degrees Fahrenheit, then later in the week, it can be a “balmy” forty degrees! Therefore, I’m not sure this is the best foundation for me. I feel that if I didn’t have dry skin issues it might have worked, and maybe I just need to spend more time applying a thicker layer of moisurizer beforehand. However, if this isn’t a problem for you, then this Foundation may be just what you’re looking for!

It Cosmetics New Year, New Confidence In Your Skin Collection

I love It Cosmetics brushes, and the new Heavenly Skin Skin-Smoothing Complexion Brush is another winner! This is a custom-cut brush head for an airbrushed look.

Heavenly Skin Skin-Smoothing Complexion Brush

QVC Item #A287731 is $79.96 (with free shipping and handling), and sold separately, it would price out to be $182.00. Let me know if you’re going to order this, and your thoughts.

It Cosmetics New Year, New Confidence In Your Skin Collection

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Ani Michele Golden Opportunity Nail Polish Review

Ani Michele Golden Opportunity

Ani Michele Golden Opportunity is another shade that I received from the new Metallic Nail Polish Collection. As the name implies, this is a gorgeous shimmery gold polish. It’s cruelty free, vegan, and also 7-Free of Chemicals. In addition, all of the ani Michele polishes are made in the United States. This shade doesn’t need anything added to have your nails look dazzling. However, I did want to share another shade, so I added a base color of Love Bug to the Ani Michele Golden Opportunity
nail art. 

ani Michele Golden Opportunity

Ani Michele Golden Opportunity

Ani Michele polish is 7-free of Chemicals. Do you know what that means? It means that the polish is free of the three common chemicals found in many nail polishes: Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde. In addition, it does not have four other chemicals: Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, TPHP and Xylene. Hence, the 7-free label. 
ani Michele Golden Opportunity

Ani Michele Golden Opportunity

In case you haven’t read any of my previous reviews, I’ll fill you in on some facts. Ani Sousamian is the founder and owner of ani Michele. Since early childhood, Ani has had a passion and infatuation for nail polish. I’m thankful that in addition to being cruelty free and vegan, each of the shades are either 5-free or 7-free of chemicals!  Ani wants her beautiful lacquer bottles to,“inspire, empower and compliment each women’s beauty and personality, inside and out.” Don’t you love what is on the back of the Ani Michele Golden Opportunity Nail Polish bottle? “Dream Big, Sparkle More, Shine Bright.” Everyone should appreciate that Ani’s belief in staying positive and hoping for the best is incorporated in her motto: “Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.”   

ani Michele Golden Opportunity

Ani Michele Golden Opportunity

Here’s another shot of the ani Michele Golden Opportunity, and Love Bug used as a base coat on the accent nail design. If you would like to order from the ani Michele website, Ani has offered a 15% off code to be used on all of your purchases. Just write the code, “Moxie” during checkout.

I most definitely recommend all of the ani Michele shades, and this is a golden opportunity for you to try an ani Michele polish!  (Get it?!)

Next week I will have another shade from the ani Michele Nail Polish Collection, so be sure to check back!

Get your own ani MICHELE nail lacquer on the website, and see the other fabulous shades that are available. Remember to use the code “Moxie” for your 15% off discount! 

ani Michele Golden Opportunity

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Metallic Nail Polish Collection from Ani Michele

Metallic Nail Polish Collection from Ani Michele

Ani Michele has a new Metallic Nail Polish Collection, and People’s Choice is one that I received. This is a perfect example of a true rose gold color. It is cruelty free, vegan, and also 7-Free of Chemicals. All of the Ani Michele polishes are made in the United States. I also wanted to do some nail art, so I decided to add a snowflake using another shade from the Metallic Nail Polish Collection: Wishing on a Star Sparkle. This is a beautiful shade of silver!

Metallic Nail Polish Collection

Ani Michele is also cruelty free, vegan, and 7-free of Chemicals. I’d like to take a moment to explain what 7-free means. Not only does the polish not have the three common chemicals found in many nail polishes: Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, but it also does not have four other chemicals: Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, TPHP and Xylene.  

Metallic Nail Polish Collection

So, who is the person behind ani Michele? Ani Sousamian is the founder and owner. Since early childhood, Ani has had a passion and infatuation for nail polish. The ani MICHELE lacquer is different from the “typical” polish you would purchase. The list of differences is large. It’s cruelty free, vegan, and made in the United States. Depending on the shade, it’s either five free of chemicals, or it’s seven free! Also, Ani wants her beautiful lacquer bottles to,“inspire, empower and compliment each women’s beauty and personality, inside and out.”

I also love that Ani believes in staying positive and hoping for the best. Her inspirational motto supports that:  

 

“Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.”

Metallic Nail Polish Collection

Metallic Nail Polish Collection

Metallic Nail Polish Collection

I think ani MICHELE polish is fantastic. It is fast drying, long lasting, and has a fabulous glossy sheen. Yes, you absolutely should add a top coat so the polish will last longer. However, both shades, People’s Choice and Wishing On a Star Sparkle, are beautiful without one. I like the look and feel of the glass bottle, and the brush is just the right width for painting my fingernails. Both of these shades from the Metaillic Nail Polish Collection are highly recommended!

Metallic Nail Polish Collection

Ani wants her ani MICHELE polish to be a reminder to live a positive karmic lifestyle, feel good about yourself, and make a positive impact on those around you.

Stay tuned for next Monday’s manicure, where I will share another shade from the Metallic Nail Polish Collection.

Get your own ani MICHELE nail lacquer on the website, and see the other fabulous shades that are available.

Metallic Nail Polish Collection from Ani Michele

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Christmas Nail Art Using Flourish From Inkk

 Christmas Nail Art Using Flourish From Inkk

Today’s maniure is Christmas Nail Art using one of the many beautiful shades of polish from Inkk: Flourish. Flourish is a gorgeous jewel toned green that works anytime, obviously not just during the Holiday season! This shade is part of the Inkk Collection Muse, and they’re all inspired by the Great Masterworks of Art.  If you haven’t checked out all of my previous reviews of Inkk Lacquers, you may start with the most recent, a Burberry Inspired Nail Art post. I know that not everyone celebrates Christmas, so I’ll have a different theme next week. For now, I’m trying to work on perfecting my stamping with this Christmas Nail Art:

 Christmas nail art

Christmas Nail Art

Inkk is vegan and cruelty free nail polish. The gorgeous bottles hold a very large amount of polish, 18ml. They are made in the USA, although the company is based in Canada. Hopefully, you’ve already purchased from Inkk, but if not, you should check out the website. You can make a custom nail lacquer ,and you can also purchase one, in addition to Flourish, from the House of Inkk Collection.

 

 Christmas Nail Art

I wanted to wear my Christmas Nail Art manicure for more than a few days, so in the photos I have used two coats of Flourish, and a top coat on all of my nails. However, I do want to mention that Inkk Nail Lacquers are very glossy prior to using a top coat.

Last week, I included a quote about using the best technique to make sure you have a beautiful looking manicure for more than just a day or two. After each layer, before you add a top coat, make sure that each and every layer is dry!

 

Christmas Nail Art

Christmas Nail Art

Do you have any questions about Inkk that I haven’t answered in any of my previous reviews? If so, you can either leave it after the post, or ask your questions directly to Inkk on Facebook or Twitter. Ashley Morgan is the Creator and President of Inkk.
Disclosure: I received Flourish for possible review. All of the various links are for your convenience only. I do not profit from any purchase you make!

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Burberry Inspired Nail Art Using Inkk Nail Lacquers

Burberry Inspired Nail Art Using Inkk Nail Lacquers

Today’s Monday manicure is a Burberry Inspired Nail Art using Inkk Nail Lacquers. I like the Burberry print, but would never purchase from the company. They are not cruelty free as they sell their beauty products in China! In addition, they use real fur, etc.. Fortunately, you can do your own Burberry Inspired Nail Art using Inkk Nail Lacquers! Inkk is cruelty free, vegan, and five-free (of harmful chemicals). And, seriously, the Inkk Nail Lacquers are dirt cheap compared to anything that you might be (sadly) tempted to purchase from Burberry!

burberry inspired nail art

The gorgeous, large bottles hold 18ml of polish, and are made in the USA. Go to the Inkk website and you will see that you can make a custom nail lacquer. In addition, you can purchase one from the House of Inkk Collection. The two shades used in the Burberry Inspired Nail Art are Francesca, and another that I previously reviewed, Snow Shadow. Snow Shadow is from House of Inkk’s Winter Arctic Collection. The Winter Arctic Collection is limited edition, so it’s only available until December 16th, or until supplies last. 

burberry inspired nail art

Burberry Inspired Nail Art

Please note that I only used a top coat on my one nail (ring finger) for the Burberry Inspired Nail Art. My other nails are without a top coat, and you can see just how glossy the Inkk Francesca is! No matter what the conditions, the polish is gorgeous and easy to apply.  Yes, I did apply a top coat after the photos, so I would have so many more days without having to touch up my nails!

Here’s some good advice to remember whether you’re doing the Burberry Inspired Nail Art, or simply applying Inkk Polish. It’s from Harper’s Bazaar, 2015: “The main culprit behind chips and peels,” according to manicurist Deborah Lippmann, “is rushed, heavy-handed application. You absolutely must let each layer—base coat, first polish application, second polish application and top coat—dry completely before doing the next,” she says. “The solvents in the polish need no less than two minutes to evaporate and if you actually watch the nail for that period,” explains Lippmann, “you’ll see it go from having a really wet look to a dried-down, glassy look that means the solvents are gone. When you paint on your next coat before the layer before is fully dry, you get peeling in sheets,” she says. Part two of the problem is too-thick application: “You want each layer to be very thin—it’s okay if the first coat is streaky, you’ll cover that the next time.” 
So, I have to just add that my experience with Inkk Nail Lacquers is that the first coat is never streaky. Ever.

 Burberry Inspired Nail Art

Burberry Inspired Nail Art

Burberry Inspired Nail Art

For the photo above, I wrapped my black scarf around my fingers, because with the temperature outside reading 22°F, I decided to take this inside and simulate real life conditions!
If you haven’t tried any of the Inkk Lacquers, now is the time! The Winter Arctic Collection is discounted, and is limited edition.

 

Use this link for a mobile app to create custom Inkk Nail lacquers using a color spectrum or from a picture.

Disclosure: I received the Inkk Nail Lacquers for possible review from Ashley Morgan, the Creator and President of Inkk. All of the various links are for your convenience only. I do not profit from any purchase you make!

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