Color Street Atlantis

Color Street Atlantis sold out almost immediately the first day it was released! Luckily, corporate has restocked it a few times so I could get my hands on a set (plus a backup set!!)
This design is reminiscent of mermaid nail art and it’s even more gorgeous in person. There is a lot of purple shift when you’re rolling your fingers around in the sun.

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I would highly recommend picking up this design. I believe it’s limited edition and it may be the most gorgeous Color Street design yet.color-street-atlantis-nail-art

Color Street Fairytale Forest

Good morning! Today, I am wearing Color Street Fairytale Forest! This is a beautiful, feminine look that kind of looks like a watermarble, but WAY less messy!

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Color Street nail wraps are made of 100% real polish. This makes them super easy to remove – without damaging your nails! Simply remove these with nail polish remover – the same way you’d remove any polish! Hooray!

Color Street At the Plaza

I had been putting off trying Color Street At the Plaza because sometimes the solid prints don’t work well with my super curved nails. But, I thought that I owed it to you to try it and besides, I freaking love rose gold in general.

Well, boy was I surprised at how great these looked! OMG! I wore these for much longer than I normally can stand wearing the same nail polish. This rose gold color is simply stunning in person. Additionally, it has a metallic finish and with traditional polish, all you get to see are nail ridges and brush strokes. Welp, not with a wrap! No ridges. No brush strokes. Just freaking gorgeous metallic rose gold.

I’ve actually bought another set of these already because I know I’m going to need to wear this again. I may just put one in every order going forward! LOL.

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Color Street El Dorado

Color Street El Dorado is a yellow gold glitter polish. It has holographic elements to it in the sun as well! This one is very thin….which is a really good thing! The thinner the wrap, the easier it is to apply on very curved nails like mine. :)

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Zoya Elements Collection

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Zoya sent me their new Elements Collection to swatch for you! This would more accurately be called the purple collection because every single color is purple. :P

I have many mixed feelings about this collection. I like the darker, vampy purples and the shimmer/glitter ones. However, most of them lean mauve and just simply look like old lady colors. There’s nothing wrong with old lady colors,¬† but they aren’t on trend or flattering to the eye.

I also had a lot of chipping issues with this collection. I tried four different basecoats as I was wearing these in real life. Regardless of basecoat, these polishes were chipping within 12 hours. I usually get 24-72 hours out of a manicure before my dogs and lifestyle cause some chips. Therefore, I was pretty disappointed even when using different basecoats – including Zoya’s own!

Let’s take a deeper look….

Zoya Leighton is a deep – almost black- purple. This is one of the more wearable colors for me, although it felt strange wearing such a dark color on a 90 degree day. LOL. I’ll usually reserve these deep colors for fall and winter.

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Zoya Gardner is definitely one of the more interesting colors in the collection and may even qualify as my favorite.

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Zoya Rumor is where we start getting into the overwhelmingly old-lady like colors. And I’m talking old ladies from the 90’s. :P

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Zoya Rachael is another vampy purple, just slightly lighter than the last vampy purple. You probably don’t need to own both.

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Zoya Maryann is a little better and more wearable, but the frosty finish kept nagging me as something an older lady would wear. Or man. I don’t judge.

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Zoya Maeve is about as middle-of-the-road purple you can get. It’s not dark. It’s not light. It’s a plain creme. Nothing to write home about but nothing wrong with it either.

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Zoya Ruthie is another old lady color! WTF! Am I being too harsh? I’d love to know someone else’s thoughts on these colors. Maybe I just have a stick up my butt.Zoya-ruthie zoya-ruthie-swatch

Zoya Donnie is a reasonably modern color but again doesn’t strike much joy or interest for me.

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Zoya Alyssa…yas. Another vampy purple that leans into an oxblood color. Probably one of the more interesting colors in the collection, but as you have probably surmised, that’s not saying much.

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Zoya Jenna…a meh bubble gum pink.

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Zoya Kendra…a BRAVE old lady color.

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Zoya Devin…ah! Finally something interesting! This one is a slate-gray-purple with a very interesting glitter/shimmer finish.zoya-devin zoya-devin-swatch

The Zoya Elements collection isn’t BAD. But it also isn’t good. I have seen Zoya put together much more interesting collections. Purple is one of my favorite colors, only second to pink. So I should have been inclined to love this collection. However, I found it repetitive and lacking inspiration. I feel aweful saying these things about Zoya because their collections are usually wonderful!

Color Street Coral Bay

Color Street Coral Bay is a beautiful sand glitter that has a perfect gradient into a coral accent. I think this wrap is just stunning and I loved wearing it.

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Glitter Dipped Shades Are Here!

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In a surprise release last night, Color Street put six new glitter-dipped shades on the site! These gorgeous nail polish strips are a solid color topped with a complementary glitter gradient. I’m in love with all six of them! Which one is your favorite?

Mediterranean Lavender
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Paris Coutour

Cuban Summer
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Danube Cool
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Lisbon Nights
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Morgan Taylor Holo Collection

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Morgan Taylor sent me their holo collection to review for you. Of course on the very day I got these polishes in the mail, my pointer nail broke. #tragedy So, I hope you will forgive the ugly step-sister nail in these swatches!

Morgan Taylor Holo Lover

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Morgan Taylor Liquid Bling

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Morgan Taylor It’s Lit

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Morgan Taylor Diamonds in the Sky

This one is my favorite of the collection. The blue is just simply gorgeous!

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Morgan Taylor Glow All Out

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Morgan Taylor Disco Days

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These polishes are gorgeous, but did have a distinct smell. Disco Days was probably the least smelly. I’m not sure what was causing the smell but I would guess the pigments used since I don’t remember other Morgan Taylor polishes having a smell. The smell is like nail polish, but much stronger. Although, it’s not nearly as mad as Kleancolor which I can’t even use!

Zoya Jelly Trio

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Zoya sent me their new jelly polish trio to swatch and show you! Jelly polishes are typically sheer and looks a little “squishy” even when completely dry. The Zoya jellies are no exception and they are very gorgeous! The formula was nice and smooth.

Zoya Molly is a light raspberry. This is two coats. So, you can see that even though it’s a jelly, the color payoff is pretty darn good.

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Zoya Paris is a darker raspberry than Molly. These two are very similar and you probably don’t need both. I actually had to wear a different midi ring for Paris to ensure I didn’t mix up the pictures with those of Molly! This is also two coats.

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Zoya Alia needed three coats for me which was a little weird since it’s the darkest of the bunch. I prefer the other two colors, but Alia is gorgeous in its own right.

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Thanks again to Zoya for sending me their jelly trio! They are a lovely bunch of polishes!

New Summer Nail Art Designs!

Introducing the Seaside Dreams Collection!

Hello, Summer! Color Street‘s “Seaside Dreams” collection is here with 7 brand new shades inspired by your favorite parts of summer. Explore new nail looks that call to mind shore adventures, poolside relaxation, boardwalk confections, and tropical getaways. Scoop up your favorite nail looks before the sun sets on the summer season!

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Color Street Liberty Land

Color Street Liberty Land is from the new patriotic collection. I love this one because it reminds me of Wonder Woman nail art. And obviously Wonder Woman is amazing and wonderful and the best super hero ever.

If you want Color Street Liberty Land in time for the 4th of July, don’t delay on ordering! Shipping usually takes about a week. I got a ton of compliments when I wore this. It’s a real crowd pleaser. LOL.

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It Cosmetics Bye Bye Collection

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It Cosmetics sent me their Bye Bye Collection to show you! It Cosmetics is one of my all-time favorite brands. Their products are reliably high quality and the color payoff and staying power is always fantastic.

They sent me this adorable train case to go with the collection. I used this to haul all my makeup when my parents, boyfriend, and I all went to stay in Port Angeles last month! It was the perfect size to hold all my morning and night beauty routine products.

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This time, It Cosmetics sent me Bye Bye Lines, Bye Bye Under Eye, Bye Bye Red, Bronzer, Bye Bye Makeup remover wipes, and Bye Bye Pores finishing powder.it-cosmetics-bye-bye it-cosmetics-bye-bye-collection-review

This remover wipes did a fantastic job. I wear waterproof and long-wearing makeup so my makeup remover needs to go full Hulk on my face to get everything off. These remover wipes did a great job and I would definitely recommend them!it-cosmetics-bye-bye-review it-cosmetics-review

This entire collection is made of fine powder that makes my skin look fantastic. It somehow doesn’t settle into my creases/cracks/lines and stays right on top of my skin all day.

Color Street Wisteria Lane

Color Street Wisteria Lane is from the new spring collection. This wrap is a gorgeous red glitter polish topped with black polka dots. This one fits my blog branding perfectly. LOL

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Color Street American Cheer

Color Street American Cheer is from the newest seasonal collection from Color Street! This new collection features four new designs – two glitters and two nail art – that are perfect for summer barbecues and fireworks!

American Cheer is a red polish with red, white, and blue glitter of all shapes. My coworker tried Color Street for the first time yesterday and she was going on and on about how easy it is! If you haven’t tried it yet, I promise you will love how simple and easy the application process is. If you’ve had a bad experience with other brands’ nail wraps, give Color Street a try!

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Zoya Sunshine Swatches

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This post is a long time coming! Last month, I got the Zoya Sunshine collection sent to me as a press sample from Zoya. This is a collection of lovely creams and two glitter toppers. The glitter toppers are totally my favorite. They can change up the look of any of the polishes!

Zoya Missy

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Zoya Karen

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Zoya Ellie

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Zoya Saldana on top of Ellie

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Zoya Marigold

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Zoya Minnie

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Zoya Nahla

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Zoya Sandy

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Zoya Jack

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Zoya Virginia

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Color Street Amazonia

Color Street Amazonia is new this spring! This is a beautiful glitter snakeskin print. The glitter nail art are always my favorite designs from Color Street. They just seem to be the wraps that adhere to my nail the best and the easiest. For some reason, I have a hard time with the solid colors. Probably due to my sharp c-curve. But the glitter wraps? They go on smooth as butter!

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Color Street wraps are currently buy 3 get 1 free for all designs except french. French have an even better deal! Buy 1 get 1 free! Check out the designs at www.mycolorstreet.com/lazybettycolor-street-amazonia-nail-wraps

Pixi Eyeliner and Mascara Review

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Pixi sent me a collection of eyeliners and mascara to review for you! Pixi is available in drugstores and online (such as on Amazon.) I like the variety of colors they sent me. It’s been a while since I’ve worn not black eyeliner so I was excited to experiment with these shade!

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The color payoff is very good. I barely had to press at all to get vibrant, colorful lines. I was also impressed with the staying power. Not only was it harder to smudge, but it didn’t “travel” under my eye throughout the day.pixi-eye-liner-swatches

In this photo, I am wearing the metallic gilded eyeliner, the black eyeliner, the mascara primer, and the mascara. I’m also wearing eyeshadows from a shadow palette Pixi sent me previously.

I’m very happy with these products. It’s nice to be able to find an affordable product that is excellent quality. Since my divorce, I can’t splurge at Sephora like I used to, so I’ve been reaching for my Pixi stuff over and over again.

Thanks again to Pixi for sending this collection my way! I definitely recommend it!

Color Street Blue Lagoon

Color Street Blue Lagoon is new in the spring collection this season. This is a very simple wrap and I freaking love it. It’s clear polish with aqua microglitters. I put this on top of my bare nail, but you could put it on top of black polish or a black wrap and it would look frickin’ amazin’.

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Color Street Capital Hill

From the new Spring Collection, I bring you….Color Street Capital Hill!!

This is a gray polish with pink glitters. The pink glitters are micro and medium hexagons. This wrap reminds me of the cherry blossoms in Washington DC when the petals start falling off and landing on the pavement. I absolutely love cherry blossom trees. I used to have one in my backyard, but it died. (Cue sad violins here.)

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To get your very own set of Color Street Capital Hill, head over to www.mycolorstreet.com/lazybetty

Color Street Tempe Vibes

Woah! It’s been a couple minutes since I posted, eh? Oops! Don’t worry, though! I haven’t forgotten about you! :P

Today, I’m wearing Color Street Tempe Vibes. This is a gold glitter wrap with Arizona-themed black pattern on it. I’m still flabbergasted at how easy these are to apply and remove. I did my nails last night while watching DeathNote on the couch with my boyfriend. SO fricking easy that it’s ridiculous!

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Weigh-In Wednesday: April 4th, 2018

Howdy! One week ago, I confessed that I’d rejoined Weight Watchers. I’ve now been following the program for a week. Except for last Friday-Sunday when I completely fell off the wagon. LOL. The good news is that I still lost 1.5 lbs this week. I am now at the bottom of the range of those two pounds I’ve been cycling for all of 2018. That means that, if I’m a good girl, next week I’ll be able to report a loss that actually means something!

Here are my FitBit stats for the week. You can see I was good Monday through Thursday and then got a wee bit lazy on the weekend. I’ll see if I can slowly start to do better on the weekends even though they are filled with fun and games.

Here’s my usual side-by-side shot! I need to figure out some better lighting for my quick morning picture. But, at least you can get an idea of my silhouette.

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I’m also looking for suggestions on songs that make you wanna move your booty. For example, some songs on my current playlist are:
Meghan Trainor, Me Too
50 Cent, Shake That Ass
Tape Five, Dixie Biscuits
Beyonce, Single Ladies
Ke$ha, Warrior

If you know of any songs in that vein, with a good beat, that make you wanna move and groove, please let me know!

Toilies Review

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Toilies sent me some of their toilies personal air fresheners to review for you!

Picture this: You wake up, brush your teeth, and have a cup of coffee. Since you drink your coffee black and strong, it does its job quickly. You quietly listen to see if your boyfriend, still asleep upstairs, is stirring. Determining it’s probably safe for a quick trip to the bathroom, you scoot on over there and begin making preparations.

You’re about to sit down, and you hear the telltale creak of the steps. Shit. He’s awake. And he’s coming downstairs. NOW. Unfortunately, your body was already told it was going to get to poop. Now what?

Enter Toilies! I ripped one of these bad boys open and threw it in the toilet and plunked down. This was very risky because I hadn’t tested them yet! Would it work? Would I scare my boyfriend away with an evil “last night’s Mexican food” stench? Would that weird little doily looking thing really help???

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I am happy to report that Toilies worked amazingly well. I was able to take a dump incognito¬† literally right before my boyfriend entered the bathroom. Honestly, I’ve never felt more relieved in my life.

Also, I hope he doesn’t read this.

Cheers!

Thanks to Toilies for sending these my way and saving my morning! They are available at Toilies.com!

Weigh-In Wednesday: March 28, 2018

Well, I finally caved! I rejoined Weight Watchers. I joined a week ago today, but really only started doing it on Monday. It’s going to be a bit of an adjustment, especially since my boyfriend and I eat out a lot. But, WW has worked for me in the past, so hopefully it will work again. The scale has been pretty happy the last two days! :P

I’m still toying with the same two pounds from my “low” since really trying to lose weight in October. However, I think joining WW will jump start my weight loss again and I should be able to break through this plateau.

I’ve also been trying harder to reach 10,000 steps per day. Back when I was super thin and healthy, I was walking 3-5 miles in the morning every day. I could almost eat whatever I wanted since I was exercising so much. However, I had to get up at 3:50am in order to do that. I’ve been trying to get up earlier to get back into that habit, but my body is refusing!!! I am such a heavy sleeper; I can sleep through nearly anything. I have three alarms. One of those alarms is my cell phone with 5 alarms set in the morning, all with different sounds. The other two are physical alarm clocks. I also have TWO lamps on timers that turn the lights on to help wake my ass up. And I STILL SLEEP IN. WTF. I may never be able to get back into that morning walking routine!

If you’re reading this and you’re on Weight Watchers, how do you like the new Freestyle plan? Have you found success with it? Any tips or tricks you can share?

Some of my favorite weight-related memes:

 

Color Street Southern Belle

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Color Street Southern Belle is from the Limited Edition Valentine’s Day collection. Once again, I’m a wee bit late showing this to you….but at least you can see the gorgeous offerings Color Street has! The spring collection just got released and I pretty much want every single set. The designs and solids are gorgeous! Check out the new collection at www.mycolorstreet.com/lazybetty

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Color Street Belgian Delight

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Color Street Belgian Delight is from the Limited Edition Valentine’s Day Collection. I don’t think there are any more of these on the site, but it couldn’t hurt checking! I know I’m pretty late posting this, but didn’t want to deprive you of seeing it. :) It’s a pretty gorgeous design!

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