Friday, 29 August 2014

Makeup by One Direction Autographed Kit Giveaway

Hey guys!  Markwins International is celebrating the official release of the Makeup by One Direction The Looks Collection kits by having another giveaway!  The Makeup by One Direction tins are now available at Macy's and will be releasing to other stores soon as well.  International releases are still yet to be determined and it will be available worldwide.  These kits are limited edition, so they make a great collector's item as well as a functional makeup kit.

giveaway Swatch and Review Makeup by One Direction Markwin International Brandbacker The Looks Collection Hk Girl Right Now Midnight Memories Strong Half a Heart Don't Forget Where You Belong Little White Lies Little Black Dress Better Than Words Through the Dark Best Song Ever nail polish lipstick lipgloss eyeshadow palette mascara eye crayon
Makeup by One Direction - Midnight Memories Kit

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Makeup by One Direction - Midnight Memories Kit

Press Sample
Warning, photo heavy!

Hey guys!  I finally have my review post up for the Makeup by One Direction Midnight Memories kit from The Looks Collection.  This kit was provided to me for review through Brandbacker and sponsored by Markwin International.  There are three kits available, and Midnight Memories was the one I was hoping to get.  The kit has almost everything you need to create a look.  You just need your foundation/bb cream, whatever you choose to prep your colour canvas.  Each item is named for a song.

Right Now (nail polish) is described as a liquefied metallic steel which seems accurate to me.  I used three coats and one coat of HK Girl topcoat.  It is loaded with micro-shimmers that are hard to capture .  The formula is okay, it's a little bit streaky, but does build up to full opacity after the third coat.  It does dry shiny, but I experienced a few brushstrokes with the finish.  It was minimal, but topcoat really makes it glossy and brings out the shimmers a bit more.  Something to note is the square cap is the handle, so it can be a little bit awkward to hold.  The brush itself is flat and medium wide and spreads out nicely.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Girly Bits Press Release - Vegas Inspired Collection, Two Vegas LE Exclusives and Two Blogger Collaborations

Hey guys!  Today I have an awesome announcement for you.  Girly Bits is releasing some new shades and also bringing back an exclusive shade from the past!  You can read all about it from the official Press Release from Girly Bits Cosmetics below! 

Product Release date: Thursday, August 21st at 12noon EDT
Individual Product Price: $12.00 each
What Really Happened In Vegas Collection Price: $48.00 (set of 4) ~ SHOP EARLY AND SAVE $44.00 (set of 4) until Sunday August 31st at 3pm EDT

Girly Bits Cosmetics Announces The Release of a Vegas Inspired Collection, Two Vegas Limited Edition Exclusives and Two Blogger Collaborations

What Really Happened In Vegas Collection of 4 (Individual shade descriptions below.)
What Really Happened in Vegas is a collection of 4 polishes inspired by memorable things that happened while we were in Vegas this year for the Cosmoprof North America trade show. We had the pleasure of meeting many amazing bloggers and brands, and had the best time laughing, chatting about the ‘biz’ and forming amazing friendships. Of course when you gather a group of women, and add a glass or two of wine… well let’s just say there was a lot of silliness, some of which inspired the names for these 4 polishes.

girly-bits-cosmetics-too-hot-for-pants.jpgToo Hot For Pants
Too Hot For Pants is a glowy fuchsia-red jelly, loaded with red and fuchsia shimmer and holo micro glitter. Lit from within! Just like us while in Vegas.
I am Canadian. I am used to hot, humid, sticky summer weather. Vegas is a dry heat. But it is still HEAT. And it was definitely too hot for pants. Thank goodness for maxi dresses!

girly-bits-cosmetics-selfie-bomb.jpgSelfie Bomb
Selfie Bomb is a sparkly gold holo micro glitter shimmer combination accented with pink and lavender microglitter.
Selfie Bomb was inspired by a moment at the Sparkle & Wine event, when Linda from Nail Vinyls was attempting to take a picture of me and Missi from Different Dimension using her phone. Missi and I put on our best glam faces for Linda, as she raised her phone for the perfect shot. What she didn’t realise, is that she had flipped the camera app to take a selfie and basically selfie bombed our picture.

girly-bits-cosmetics-protect-your-girly-bits.jpgProtect Your Girly Bits
Protect Your Girly Bits is a purple scattered holographic polish, accented with flashes of red micro glitter.
Since we were co-hosting an event at Mandalay Bay, we had a fair amount of polish there with us, and between shopping and receiving samples we somehow end up leaving with more than we came with. I did bring a fair amount of packing materials with me but I ran out, so I had to do some creative packing to be able to ship everything home. I just happened to have some… umm…left over feminine hygiene products with me that I no longer needed, and no room in my suitcase to bring home any way. Thank you Always®, for being the perfect size to wrap around a bottle of polish and protect my Girly Bits!!

girly-bits-cosmetics-accidental-ppv.jpgAccidental PPV
Accidental Pay Per View is a silver holographic polish, accented with glowy blue shimmer and a subtle turquoise flash.
Three polish makers, who shall remain unnamed to protect the innocent, were sharing a room while in Vegas and one evening among wine and pedicures on tired feet, they were channel surfing for something fun to watch. Somehow, they accidentally clicked on a pay per view channel and next thing you know they had subscribed to watch a movie. Not so bad, except the type of movie they accidentally ordered is not exactly the type of movie you want showing up on your hotel bill. Ooops! XXX

girly-bits-cosmetics-what-happens-in-vegas-ends-up-on-instagram.jpgWhat Happens In Vegas...Ends Up On Instagram
 What Happens in Vegas….Ends up on Instagram is a bright raspberry-fuchsia scattered holographic polish, with flashes of glowy purple micro glitter, and bright pink micro glitter. Very flashy and blingy, just like Vegas.
WHIVEUOIG was created exclusively for Sparkle & Wine - a blogger/brand/stockist event co-hosted by Girly Bits and KBShimmer at Mandalay Bay while we were attending Cosmoprof North America in Las Vegas this year. It will be available for a limited time ONLY (Aug 21-31)

We are also re-launching last year’s exclusive Cosmoprof NA polish for a limited time. (Aug21-31)

girly-bits-cosmetics-what-happens-in-vegas-ends-up-on-facebook.jpgWhat Happens In Vegas...Ends Up On Facebook (Relaunch)
What Happens in Vegas…Ends up on Facebook is a medium plummy holographic polish, with flashes of glowy purple microglitter.
WHIVEUOFB was created exclusively for bloggers we met while attending Cosmoprof North America in 2013. It was released in limited quantity, and quickly sold out. We are bringing it back for a limited time ONLY (Aug 21-31)

girly-bits-cosmetics-seriously-sassy.jpgSeriously Sassy
Seriously Sassy is a collaboration polish with Sassy Shelly, for her 2 year blog anniversary.
It is a royal purple jelly, with blue to purple colour shifting glitter.

girly-bits-cosmetics-mint-al-precision-polished-to-precision.jpgMint-al Precision
 Mint-al Precision is a collaboration polish with Polished To Precision for her 1 year blog anniversary.
It is an aqua-mint shimmer, loaded with green and blue shifting flakes.



Girly Bits Cosmetics is a Canadian company that has been handcrafting quality nail polish since 2011 in a dazzling array of colours and finishes. As a brand dedicated to providing cruelty free, on-trend and unique products, Girly Bits Cosmetics is well known for outstanding customer service, charitable donations and custom nail polishes dedicated to lost loved ones. Available at 9 on-line retailers around the globe, and a growing number of brick and mortar stores, you can be sure to easily find the season’s hottest new shades, as well as timeless customer favourites.
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 This definitely has to be the most hilarious press release I've ever seen.  The inspirations for the new Vegas release polish names are priceless!  My personal favourite inspiration is Protect Your Girly Bits.  I am looking forward to this release and already know which ones I am looking for.  Out of all of these, my top two gotta haves are Too Hot for Pants and Sassy Shelly.  Will you be stalking the Girly Bits shop for any of these?  Let me know in the comments below!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Orly - Purple Crush

Hey guys!  Today's polish is Orly Purple Crush.  I picked this up at a BOGO Orly offer from Sally Beauty a little while back.  I bought the Orly Nail Rescue kit and figured I'd take advantage of the BOGO and get a new polish.

Swatch and Review Orly Purple Crush Jelly Crelly Creme HK Girl
Orly - Purple Crush

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Girly Bits - Supersonic

Hey guys! Today's polish is Girly Bits Supersonic from the 80's Girl Band collection to show you.  The description in italics below is directly from the maker. 

Swatch and Review Girly Bits 80's Girl Band Collection Supersonic HK Girl
Girly Bits - Supersonic
Supersonic is a neon lemon-lime jelly with golden and blue shimmer, and tiny blue flecks.