ZOYA’S EARTH DAY Nail Polish Exchange!

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Even if you aren’t “into” Earth Day, you aren’t going to want to miss out on Zoya’s nail polish movement!

ZOYA has been the pioneer of toxin-free nail polish for years now and every season they release the most beautiful colors in the healthiest formula available on the market. With Zoya Nail Polish, you won’t have to compromise a healthier lifestyle for a fashionable one. You can go worry-free with a formula that is BIG5FREE**

This Earth Day, you can join smart, eco-chic women who are changing their world, one beautiful Zoya Nail Polish bottle at a time! Collect all your yucky, chemical filled nail polish bottles and EXCHANGE them for a bottle of ZOYA!

The Zoya Earth Day Nail Polish Exchange is BACK for 2014 where you can swap out old, unwanted color for the world’s healthiest and longest wearing natural nail polish formula on the market. Not only that, they will dispose of your old shades in an eco-friendly manner at no charge to you!

This offer is only good for 1 week – so hurry – Don’t Wait!
Valid 4/21/14 – 4/28/14 (11:59pm EST)

FOR COMPLETE PROGRAM DETAILS, PLEASE VISIT THE ZOYA BLOG or visit zoya.com

Totally Cool Nails – For Kids

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Every little princess loves nail polish and my 6 1/2 year old daughter is no exception. She absolutely LOVES polishing her nails. She always begs me to let her use my computer so she can get on Pinterest and check out fancy nail art.

Luckily, we found Totally Cool Nails: 50 Fun and Easy Nail Art Designs for Kids so we have step by step instructions complete with pictures of each step so we can recreate 50 different nail art designs any time we want!

Of course we decided to try out the easter-themed nails first! Aren’t they adorable?!

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First we started with 2 coats of Jamberry Nail Polish in “Hint of Mint”. Then we picked out the Stripe Rite nail art polish in the colors we would need.

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I was glad the instructions were simple and easy to follow because my pregnancy brain couldn’t handle anything too complex right now! The book clearly pictures the step by step progression for each nail design and I was able to (horribly!) paint little bunnies and carrots on my daughter’s microscopic finger nails.

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Even though my hands were not very steady and I made quite a mess, she was absolutely over the moon about her nails and was happy to show them off to all her friends.

I enjoyed it because it was a great mother/daughter activity for us. We can’t wait to try the ombre dot, splatter, cupcake, flip-flop, and union jack nails.

BUY IT: Get Totally Cool Nails on Amazon or in your local bookstore ($12)

I received the book mentioned above in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own and I did not receive compensation for this post. 

3 Non-Food Easter Gift Ideas For Kids

Looking for something to stuff the Easter baskets with that won’t give kids a sugar high and rot their teeth out? We’ve got a few ideas to help! You’re welcome.

Idea #1: BOOKS

First off, just out this month is Cynthia Bardes latest children’s book, Pansy in Paris: A Mystery at the Museum

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My kids (boy 3, girl 6) thoroughly enjoyed this book and asked me to read it again when it was over. It really is a cute story with delightful artwork. This is definitely one children’s book worth checking out. There are more books in the “Pansy” series as well that we can’t wait to read. Visit www.cynthiabardes.com or click here to read more about the author and her dog Pansy (a real-life poodle!).

BUY IT: Get Pansy In Paris on Amazon ($14.99)


 

Idea #2: NAIL POLISH

What little girl doesn’t love nail polish? I know my 6 1/2 year old daughter absolutely LOVES polishing her nails. She’s always begging to use the computer so she can get on Pinterest and check out fancy nail art. Luckily, we found Totally Cool Nails: 50 Fun and Easy Nail Art Designs for Kids

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Of course we decided to try out BUNNIES first! The instructions were simple and easy to follow and clear pictures showed the step by step progression to it’s completion. We were both very happy with the result and she got tons of compliments, of course!

I enjoyed it because it was a great mother/daughter activity for us. We can’t wait to try the ombre dot, splatter, cupcake, flip-flop, and union jack nails. This would be a great book for a sleepover too!

BUY IT: Get Totally Cool Nails on Amazon or in your local bookstore ($12)


 

Idea #3: MOVIES

I’m sure every kid on the planet already owns a copy of Frozen, so why not get them something a little different.

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Meet Iesodo, (YAY-sa-doe) a highly acclaimed Telly and Accolade Award winning series featuring a cast of animated birds who live in a Cypress Tree on the shores of Galilee.

As soon as I saw the cover of the DVD for this series, I immediately thought of Rio! My kids loved that movie so I knew they would be interested in Iesodo. The movie has cutting edge imagery that is somewhat unexpected for a Christian DVD series. Click here to read our review of the DVDs.

With each and every story in the series, Iesodo and his cute feathered friends “present the essence of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a winsome, compelling way” through music and adventure (MovieGuide.org).

BUY IT: Get Iesodo DVDs on Amazon ($14.99 each)

 

Nails INC “Leather Effect” Nail Polish in Noho Black

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Leather Effect Polish in “Noho” Black

When Ebates informed me I could get Double Cash Back at Sephora, I ran right over there to grab a bottle of nail polish that has been sitting in my shopping cart for a couple of months… Nails Inc Leather Effect Polish in “Noho”. Black was still full price at $11, but three other colors were on sale for only $7! I decided to get the black though and I’m glad I did.

I was so surprised how easy it applied and how quickly it dried to a ripply “leather like” finish. I applied a second coat several hours later just to be sure I had good coverage.

I was unsure what my husband would think about black nails nails, nevermind with a weird finish to them. Surprisingly he thought it was really neat. He said it looked like “rhino lining” for your nails. LOL

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After 5 days, my nails were still in almost perfect condition. Rhino Lining indeed! I touched up the edges of 2 nails and they lasted for 3 more days before completely chipping and cracking. I did NOT use a top coat after reading several other famous ‘nail bloggers’ reviews of this particular polish. I was surprised that some other ladies said it didn’t wear well. I got over a week of wear out of just two coats and a tiny touch up. I was super impressed at the staying power of this nail polish, plus it just looked infinitely cool. The long lasting nature COULD have been because I used Nails Inc Caviar Basecoat ($10). It’s one of my favorite basecoats and it seems to work the best of all the ones I’ve tried.

Overall, I would definitely recommend giving this Leather Effect nail polish a try because the finish really does look like leather and it stays on quite well.

What do you think of the leather-look? Think it’s worth a shot?

Del Sol Color Changing Nail Polish, Tees and More!

 

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Disclaimer: The Fashionable Housewife received the following product in exchange for writing a review. While we consider it a privilege to receive free products to review, our reviews are our honest opinion and thoughts of the product.

I was fortunate to be able to review 2 Del Sol Products.  Del Sol Stores are found primary on Caribbean Islands and US coasts, however have started popping up in popular vacation destinations around the world.  If you have gone on a cruise ship, you probably know of Del Sol.

Founded in Utah in 1994, Del Sol opened their first cruise port shop in St. Thomas in 1997.  Del Sol is the world leading brand in color-changing items.  Del Sol is also “the number one promoted merchant onboard Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Princess, Disney, Celebrity, and Norwegian Cruise Lines.”

Del Sol has a very unique product line.  Each of their products change colors in the sun.  For example, indoors your nail polish will be pink; outdoors it will change to purple.  So, make sure you like both colors.  T-Shirts indoors are black and white, however when you step outside on a sunny day your shirt will magically transform into beautiful vibrant colors.

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Not into t-shirts or nail polish?  No Worries!  Del sol has a huge variety of color changing products for everyone!   Including hair accessories, sunglasses, necklaces, sandals, tote bags, and so much more!

Del Sol uses a proprietary technology call Spectrachrome.   Basically with organic dyes, Spectrachrome crystals activate when you get out into the sun.  When you get outside it generally take about 30 seconds to completely transform the color.

Can I wash it?  YES! You can wash Del Sol products with your regular wash.  Del Sol mentioned not to use any bleach, as it will ruin the color changing ability.

I really enjoyed reviewing the “Foxy” Nail Polish and the “Lady Pirate” women’s T-Shirt.   They are lots of fun and fantastic gifts for family & friends.    Check out my pictures on Out and About Cruise Planner’s Facebook site!

Next time you head to an island or hop on a cruise ship take a few minutes and go to the nearest Del Sol Store.  Not planning a trip soon?  Check out their website at delsol.com

LUXECOAT Monthly Nail Care Membership Program

I just found out about this new monthly nail care membership service called LUXECOAT and wanted to share in case any of you lovely ladies were interested!

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Members receive everything they need to create a spa-quality manicure and pedicure. In your monthly box is three vegan nail-polishes reflecting the hottest colors of that month along with all the tools and products you need to have perfect nails.

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Watch the video:

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In honor of their launch, LUXECOAT is running a two week contest on Instagram, inviting fans to post photos of their best, most unique manicures or pedicures with the Hashtag #LuxeCoatStyle for a chance to win! 50 lucky ladies will be selected at random to win three polishes of their choice!!! Don’t forget that contestants must follow @Luxecoat on Instagram to be eligible.

Enter To Win Dermelect ME Fearless Beauty Nail Polish Collection

Dermelect Me Fearless Beauty Polish Collection

In celebration of the Summer 2013 launch of the Dermelect Cosmeceuticals ME Fearless Beauty Collection, Dermelect and beauty blogger Karie Frost of Fear No Beauty (who created the Fearless Beauty Collection!) are kicking off Manicure Monday Mania TODAY. So excited!

Every Monday from now (April 22) through May 12, Karie Frost will be hosting a contest on her blog, FearNoBeauty.com where you can enter for a chance to win the Fearless Beauty Collection and other Dermelect beauty products by showing off your nail art skills!

Here’s how to participate:

Step 1: Go to FearNoBeauty.com and like Frost’s Facebook page (mandatory for participation). Click here to enter!

Step 2: Frost will post a new nail art look each week in which readers are encouraged to re-create the look and post a picture on her Facebook/Twitter page.

Out of those who post, one winner will be chosen per giveaway to receive the 4 colors in the Fearless Beauty Collection as well as another product. Karie Frost will announce each winner on her blog so be sure to check back often!

Promotion Period: Beginning midnight Monday April 22, 2013 and ending 11:59pm Sunday May 5, 2013

If you want to purchase the Fearless Beauty collection right now, use coupon code FEARLESS for 20% off your order on dermelect.com. (This offer code works April 22, 2013 through May 20, 2013.)