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Born and raised in Lima Peru, moved to the U.S. about 14 years ago. Living in KC! If you are a company and would like me to review your product/service, please contact me at fiorellascloset@gmail.com I am fully bilingual and can write reviews in Spanish as well :)

Saturday, June 30, 2012

OPI Vintage Minnie Collection

I saw this collection and I had to have it!!! I love OPI mini bottles by the way, why? because they are a cheaper alternative to try more colors and because I have yet to finish a bottle of nail polish EVER!!! 

I bought the full size bottle of "Nothin' Mousie 'bout it" which is a pink glitter with pink hearts!!! OMG sooo cute!!! There are PLENTY of hearts in the bottle, a it hard to grab at first but once you get it going it's not hard at all.

The MINIS pack contains:
I'm All Ears (dark pink with shimmer)
If you moust you moust (light pink, think Barbie color)
The Color of Minnie (red)







I wanted to see what "Nothin' Mousie 'bout it" would look like over different colors, on the left I swatched by itself, middle is over white and right is over black (black and white are OPI's minis from their Halloween pack).



I love this collection and can't wait to wear it!!! Do you like it?

Fiorella :)

Julep Maven July It Girl Box (the good, the not so good and some comparisons)


Well hello all, after lots of anticipation I got my Julep Maven July It Girl Box today! (yes on a Saturday) :) I am happy with the shipment speed, I am in KC and got my shipment notice on the 27th so 3 days looks great to me. 

Now the box itself was complimentary this month, I earned a free month award thanks to my referrals and that was awesome! All Mavens who didn't skip got a free sparkly polish, either America or O'Canada based on your shipping address, I added O' Canada which should arrive in a couple of days so I paid $4.99 only for the add on. 

If you are thinking about becoming a Maven here is my link HTTP://JULEP.COM/?R=20716829 use "PENNYINTRO" or "COLOR2012" to get your intro box for $0.01, keep your account active for at least 30 days (you can skip the next box if you need to). Let me know you used my link and I might just send you a little "thank you" surprise ;)

Overall I would say this box was good except for Daphne, the color is definitely darker than I expected (and apparently I am not alone, check Julep's Facebook page for others commenting the same). http://www.facebook.com/julep 

This is what I saw when opening the box, which by the way was smaller and rectangular this month, which is great because now it fits inside my mailbox (I live in an apartment complex and when the box is too big they leave it at the office but it is usually closed by the time I get home so I have to wait an extra day to get it).

Look: 





Mila, Kate, America & Daphne


Daphne, Kate, Mila & America




Kate is lovely, Julep described it as a Soft white pearl, it is very opaque which is awesome and hard to find on white polish and you can see the pearl-y finish. I was a bit scared it would be too close to Juliette (which I just got in my mystery box) but thankfully it's way different and I like it better (still debating if I will ever use Juliette).


Kate


Kate vs. Juliette (3 coats)

Meet Mila, I wasn't sure if I would like it as I already have OPI's Rainbow Connection from The Muppets Collection so I did a little comparison and I like Mila because even though the glitter colors are very similar, Mila is all small glitter which will be perfect for tips :)







And I saved Daphne for last... Julep described it as "Fresh seafoam green creme", I already have OPI's Mermaid Tears from the Pirate of the Caribbean collection, and based on the swatches Julep advertised on the blog, I think most of us Mavens were expecting a FRESH SEAFOAM GREEN, I was definitely expecting something lighter and more pastel than Mermaid Tears and definitely lighter and more pastel than what came in the box labeled as Daphne...


Daphne (left), Mermaid Tears (right)


Daphne (left), Mermaid Tears (right)





These are the pictures from Julep's Facebook page and Blog... Can you see why people might feel confused or let down about Daphne?   



What did you get? What do you think?

If you are thinking about becoming a Maven here is my link HTTP://JULEP.COM/?R=20716829 use "PENNYINTRO" or "COLOR2012" to get your intro box for $0.01, keep your account active for at least 30 days (you can skip the next box if you need to). Let me know you used my link (leave me a comment below saying so) and I might just send you a little "thank you" surprise ;)

Fiorella :)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Color Club Mighty Brights NEON OMG!!!

I bought this 4 pack a couple of days ago and homework has kept me busy but finally I had a chance to take some pictures and do some swatches!!! The colors are gorgeous!!! The pictures show the results with  two coats, I guess you could do 3 if you want them more saturated/opaque or use a white base. I will probably try a white base when I actually use them on my nails but I wanted to see what they would look like without a base first!

I have been looking for true neon colors for a while and when I saw this set I had to get it!!! Too bad it didn't come a yellow (oh well another reason to keep looking), and as far as the brand, I don't know much about Color Club, I got one of their polishes in my first Birchbox (which I haven't worn, just swatched) but it looks like the polishes have average consistency and the application was smooth. The colors dry to a matte/satin finish which is pretty but if you like gloss a top coat will do the trick :)

I have no idea how old this collection is, is probably not new new, but the polishes are in perfect condition (not old/gross/sticky). I actually bought this set at Burlington (the price was a ridiculous deal) and neither the bottles or the package have the color names on the polishes. I checked the brand's website but no luck, based on what I have seen from other blogs the names might be as follows:

Pink: Pink Lust?
OrangeAmp'd Up?
Purple: Power Play?
Green: Limelight?

What do you think?

With flash

No flash

One coat/no base/no flash
Two coats/no base/no flash

Two coats/no base/with flash


Two coats/no base/no flash

Two coats/no base/with flash
Two coats/no base/no flash

Two coats/no base/with flash

I did my mani with the green and pink from this collection and put "Nothin' Mousie 'bout it" from the OPI's Vintage Minnie Collection on the accent nail :)




Do you like it?

Fiorella :)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Julep Maven July Box FREE Sparkles!!! awww!!!


Are you a Julep Maven yet? Hurry up!
"
 rumor on the street this month is that a free color will be included in each style profile. Well it's not just a free color, it's America The Beautiful or O Canada! Depending on your shipping address, you will be receiving either of these gorgeous glitters in your July box (so don't skip!)." (from Julep Nail Parlor's Facebook Page)

Be nice and use my link (every two people who sign up under it they give you a free month) and you can skip the month if you don't like what you see... You get a preview email and can think about it from the 20th to the 24th... They bill you on the 27th... FREE Shipping $19.99 a month ... I'm loving it!


If you are thinking about becoming a Maven here is my link HTTP://JULEP.COM/?R=20716829 use "PENNYINTRO" or "COLOR2012" to get your intro box for $0.01, keep your account active for at least 30 days (you can skip the next box if you need to). Let me know you used my link (leave me a comment below saying so) and I might just send you a little "thank you" surprise ;)

Are you obsessed yet?  

Fiorella :)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Julep June Mystery Box!

Finally! actually I got it pretty fast, ordered Thursday and got it today (Monday). This is my first Julep mystery box, of course I was hoping to get the big one and/or bright summery colors but I am liking what I got; not sure if I will use them all or some will end up as presents (which wouldn't be a terrible thing).


My Julep June Mystery Box came with:


- Regular Julep Nail File
- Julep Daylight Defense SPF 15 Lip Balm
- Julep Nail Therapy
- Juliette (soft white creme)
- Pippa (natural creme)
- Jodie (Deep rose with a golden shimmer)







    • Did you order one? What did you get?
    • If you are thinking about becoming a Maven here is my link HTTP://JULEP.COM/?R=20716829 use "PENNYINTRO" or "COLOR2012" to get your intro box for $0.01, keep your account active for at least 30 days (you can skip the next box if you need to). Let me know you used my link (leave me a comment below saying so) and I might just send you a little "thank you" surprise ;)
  • Fiorella :)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

June 2012 Birchbox!!!

I am pretty happy with my Birchbox this month :) What did you get?



https://www.birchbox.com/?raf=knp4h DO IT! :) $10.00 a month, give yourself a little gift :) 


Fiorella :)

Nail polishes... random :)



Not the best pic but if your heart smiles when you see this post then I have done my job! :)


Well hello, I decided I would post some pics I found on my phone from different polishes I have played with :)




I found SINFUL COLORS at Walgreens $0.99 each, not bad for glitters!!! :)






These are the colors I used for St. Patrick's Day



Trying out a new brand!





Matches my water bottle!!!



OPI Spakles from the Muppets Collection!





Fiorella :)