Author: Cynthia

Zoya Calm Collection Spring 2020

Zoya Calm Collection Spring 2020

Hey there! How was your weekend? I didn’t do much except a bunch of laundry–which I love doing! I don’t know what it is about doing laundry that I enjoy so much. I can imagine that I might not like it as much if I had to do it for a bunch of people, but I thoroughly enjoy folding and putting away piles of warm clean clothes. Ok, I’m a weirdo. Normally I’m more of a Summer/Fall nail polish collection lover, but when I got the Zoya Calm Collection shades for Spring 2020, I thought they look particularly delicate and feminine so I figured I might end up liking them. Let’s take a look at my swatches below and then I’ll let you know what I think about the collection. Continue reading “Zoya Calm Collection Spring 2020”

KBShimmer Let It Beetle – PPU & IPU February 2020

KBShimmer Let It Beetle – PPU & IPU February 2020

You’d think that due to the holiday today, I’d be enjoying having a day off to relax; alas, I came down with a nasty cold and have just been hiding out in my den of germs for the last 5 days. I’ve been living off a combination of Nyquil, Dayquil and Theraflu which pretty much knocks me out for hours at a time. I’m not complaining since I 100% need the rest. I’m glad that I got right on swatching these items as soon as I got them because I wouldn’t be getting it done now with the way I’m feeling. For today’s post, I have KBShimmer Let It Beetle and a new Freesia sugar scrub which will be available for PPU and IPU in February. Let’s take a look at my swatches below. Continue reading “KBShimmer Let It Beetle – PPU & IPU February 2020”

Zoya Sensual Collection Fall 2019

Zoya Sensual Collection Fall 2019

Well hello there Cynthia-come-lately! I have a story about why I’m so late to posting this collection. Back when I swatched it, I misplaced the SD card where I had saved the pictures. Then I moved and had zero hopes about finding the SD card until this past weekend when I randomly found it in a small bag in my polish box. Yes, you read that correctly…I have a polish box.  Since my move is only temporary, I could not cart all of my polish with me so I have a small shoebox with nail polish essentials. It feels weird not having all of my polish to go through when I want to do my nails, but this move has taught me a lot about wants vs. necessities. So for today’s post, I’m sharing the Zoya Sensual Collection which was their Fall release. I’m sure you’ve seen a million posts about this collection but humor me, ok? Let’s take a look at my swatches below. Continue reading “Zoya Sensual Collection Fall 2019”

Orosa Beauty Shiny & Bright Trio

Orosa Beauty Shiny & Bright Trio

Hey there and happy Monday! I hope that you had a nice weekend. Personally, I spent most of my time running errands and getting ready for the week. I definitely did not squeeze in as much exercise as I was hoping to. In case you don’t follow me on other social media sites, I am looking for people to friend on the Fitbit app so that it hopefully motivates me to get my steps in. If you’re active on the app and want to add me, you can find me using email cynthia_fitbit@outlook.com–I hope to connect with you there! Today I am sharing with you the Orosa Beauty Shiny & Bright Trio which was their Winter release. Let’s take a look at some swatches below. Continue reading “Orosa Beauty Shiny & Bright Trio”

A-England Tales From The Tower Collection

A-England Tales From The Tower Collection

Today I have another gorgeous collection to share with you, but before I get into all the swatches and whatnot, I was thinking about how it’s almost mid-January and my 8th year blogging anniversary came and went without a peep from me on my blog. Can you believe I’ve been at this for 8 years?! I know that every year I toy with the idea of closing down my blog, but it seems that this year I have decided to get back on track and revive this little hobby. I am not going to put pressure on myself and agonize when I don’t post as often as I think I should. I’m going to put the love back into actually writing–even though I feel like people just don’t want to read blogs anymore. Isn’t that sad? Anyway, I’ll talk more about my future blog plans another day. Now, let’s get on with the show and let’s take a look at my swatches of the A-England Tales From The Tower Collection. Continue reading “A-England Tales From The Tower Collection”

A-England Poe’s Tale Collection

A-England Poe’s Tale Collection

One of my first loves has always been literature. At a certain point, I was convinced that I would pursue the life of academia and would eventually become a literature professor focusing on Elizabethan-era literature. Things didn’t quite turn out that way. I feel that for a while, I lost my passion for most of the things that had shaped me as an adult but I’m glad to say that I’m finding my way back. Making time for reading has been difficult, but I have come to realize that you have to force yourself to make the time for the things that are important to you. Now, the reason why I’m talking about my love for literature is because I have a beautiful collection to share with you today. A-England Poe’s Tale Collection made me think of the first time I read The Raven and how my love for Poe’s work spiraled from there. Let’s take a look at my swatches below. Continue reading “A-England Poe’s Tale Collection”

KBShimmer White Here White Now & Total Eclipse

KBShimmer White Here White Now & Total Eclipse

Hey there! I hope your Monday is going well. I’m here chugging along trying to make some meaningful changes in my life. I’ve started keeping a planner to help me do a few things: track my diet, my exercise and my blogging. While I’m not making blogging a strict activity, there are a lot of things that I want to do to help me recapture the joy I used to get out of this hobby which will hopefully include eventually doing swatch videos.  I’ve made some serious efforts in regards to exercising more and I’m already seeing some results which is super encouraging. Anywho, today I have two staples polishes to share with you: KBShimmer White Here White Now and Total Eclipse. For anyone that loves to do nail art, having a good white and black polish is a must so I have these two great options to share with you. Continue reading “KBShimmer White Here White Now & Total Eclipse”

KBShimmer I Need Space – PPU & IPU January 2020

KBShimmer I Need Space – PPU & IPU January 2020

Well, it seems like a hot minute since I posted but it hasn’t been that long. I think that all the rush of the Christmas holiday just caught up to me and stuff just fell by the wayside. It also did not help that my nails kept breaking and I had to just buckle down and swatch with shorties.  Since my move, I am still working on trying to get my perfect set up for swatching and taking pics so please cut me some slack.  Since this Friday is the first Friday of the month, Polish Pick Up will be wowing us with tons of pretties. Today I have KBShimmer I Need Space to share with you as well as another glorious sugar scrub. Let’s take a look at my swatches below. Continue reading “KBShimmer I Need Space – PPU & IPU January 2020”

Prism Polish UK Prism-versary 2.0 Trio

Prism Polish UK Prism-versary 2.0 Trio

Hey guys! Yeah, I’ve been out of it for a bit, it seems. After (during) my move, I got super sick and I’m just barely getting through it. I’m kind of having a hellavu time getting used to my temporary gigs, but I am definitely not complaining since I do have a roof over my head and place to work and…you know, live. I know it’s just for a few months so I know time flies by so I’ll be in my brand spanking newly remodeled place in no time. At first I thought that it was going to be hard to keep blogging through this rough patch, but I figured that I should continue to do the things I enjoy so when there’s a will, there’s a way. I had these swatches ready to go right before my move but then ended up getting side tracked so it’s taken me a bit to get them to you. Today I have the Prism Polish UK Prism-versary 2.0 Trio to share with you so let’s take a look at my swatches! Continue reading “Prism Polish UK Prism-versary 2.0 Trio”

KBShimmer Un-brrr-lievable – PPU & IPU December 2019

KBShimmer Un-brrr-lievable – PPU & IPU December 2019

Hi all and Happy December! I hope that you all had a lovely Thanksgiving and that you survived Black Friday/Cyber Monday relatively unscathed. I had one helluva a weekend! I finally moved out of the place I had called home for eons and parted ways with my baby brother (who is 29!). He has been living with me pretty much since he was 18 so I can imagine that it will be a huge adjustment for him. On my end, as much as I love him, I was ready to push him (violently) out of the nest. My current living situation is complicated to say the least and it will be around 4-6 months before I can move in to my new permanent place. Trust me, it’s more messy than you can even begin to imagine. To top it all off, I got sick in the middle of all of this and now I’m a snot-filled mess with a cough that doesn’t let me sleep. As always, the timing is impeccably putrid. Since I don’t have much good news today, I’m just going to get to it and share my swatches of KBShimmer Un-brrr-lievable which is this month’s PPU offering. Let’s take a look! Continue reading “KBShimmer Un-brrr-lievable – PPU & IPU December 2019”