Sally Hansen Mega Strength nail polishes Rise Up, Class Act, Wild Card POC swatches by Jackie

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Polishes used:
Sally Hansen Mega Strength Rise Up
Sally Hansen Mega Strength Class Act
Sally Hansen Mega Strength Wild Card

Hi everyone! Today we have the first of POC/WOC nail polish swatches from Jackie at If you haven’t checked out my post about this POC/WOC swatch project, please do so! If you’d like to see my swatches, you can do that as well. Wait until you see Class Act on Jackie, it’s giving me heart eyes over here. ❤

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Persons of Color/Women of Color swatch project

Earlier this week, I mentioned a project I’ve been working on and I’m excited to finally reveal it to you!

I have quite a few nail polishes that are press samples just sitting around and I’ve been ruminating on what to do with them – I mean sometimes they aren’t to my taste or what not. At the same time, I have been doing a lot of listening and reading from WOC/POC (Women of Color/Persons of Color) bloggers and the uphill battle many of them face. And I kept coming back to, what can I do – other than being aware?

I gave it some thought, and I could do something to promote POC bloggers and promote more diversity in nail polish swatches. I offered to send what I’ve been sent, or what I’ve bought, to POC/WOC micro bloggers. Now, let’s be clear, I don’t get sent a lot of press samples, and a lot of what I have in polishes, I buy myself. But if something is just going to sit around and not get used, why not spread the wealth (as it were), and promote POC bloggers at the same time? (Wow, I just used the word promote a lot there, I need a thesaurus or something. 😛 )

I sent out packages to 4 micro bloggers this time around:
Jackie at

Stefani at

Mora at

Melissa at

You’ll be seeing their swatches over the next few weeks, but I think you should go give them a follow now! All of them have been great to work with, they have wonderful nails and photos and should have more followers and fans.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polishes in Out of this Pearl, Mauve-oulous, Apollo You Anywhere, Can’t Beat Royalty, Wine Stock, Beet Pray Love

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Polishes used:
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Out of this Pearl
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Mauve-oulous
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Apollo You Anywhere
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Can’t Beat Royalty
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Wine Stock
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Beet, Pray, Love
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Matte Top Coat

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polishes in Out of this Pearl, Mauve-oulous, Apollo You Anywhere, Can’t Beat Royalty, Wine Stock, Beet Pray Love

As I said a couple of days ago, it’s Sally Hansen week! I don’t think these nail polishes are new, but the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Matte Top Coat is. Let’s check out the polishes with the new Matte Top Coat! Note on formula: all of these were fairly thin and I really had to be careful that it wouldn’t flood all over the place. But the matte top coat was easy to apply and didn’t cause me any trouble.

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Beauty Spotlight Team: Game of Thrones, Dewy Skin, BoxyLuxe Review, and more!

Seriously, so many on point links this week! You’ve got to check these out.


Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog loves refreshing warm weather skincare heroes, and just published a rave review of the Eleni & Chris Anti-Aging Face Mist and Anti-Aging Eye Gel, and these gems are absolute unmitigated perfection for the season.

So…what’s your zodiac sign? ? Classic pick-up line aside, if you’re a Fire Sign, you may just want to check out Babi of ColorSutraa’s post featuring the Zodiac Fire collection from Wet n Wild Beauty.

Blushing Noir has the entire Urban Decay Game of Thrones Collection reviewed on her blog! Check out the roundup & tutorial here so you can get ready for the release on April 14!

Perk up your spring with the FabFitFun Spring 2019 Subscription Box! Prime Beauty spills all the deets on this terrific box!

Are you looking for a wonderful warmer weather moisturizer? Beauty Info Zone has been on a roll using some products that include that description. One favorite is Cram Session by Higher Education. This vitamin infused skincare will help your skin’s report card receive an A.

Pammy Blogs Beauty explores the many uses of CBD with Flora + Bast’s amazing CBD facial serum and tincture.

Have you ever seen nail polishes at Hot Topic and wondered how they performed? Jessica at Be Happy and Buy Polish reviewed four this week and gives you her thoughts!

Get soft, dewy skin for spring! Erika at Notes from My Dressing Table shares her secret using COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence for a plumped up, glowing, more youthful looking complexion.

Never Say Die Beauty has been thrilled that her super-sensitive eyes aren’t irritated by RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum. And after a month of use, her lashes are softer, healthier and yes, longer too!

I bet you’ve heard of the Boxy Charm monthly beauty subscription box before. But have you heard of her sister called Boxy Luxe? Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom is sharing the contents of this amazing quarterly box that’s available to Boxy Charm subscribers.

Beauty Spotlight Team: Aging Your Skin Prematurely, Green eyeshadow from ColourPop, Moisturizing Liquid Lipstick

Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog highly recommends the Boxwalla April Green Beauty Box: Letters to Winter from Spring because it is an incredible value featuring two full-size eco-luxe cruelty-free skincare products ($160.00 value for only $49.95). It includes Malaya Organics Advanced Repair Mask and Flowerspice Modern Apothecary Soothe and Repair Daily Moisturiser, and both offer an incredible way to ring in the spring for your skin.

Never Say Die Beauty has discovered a game changing liquid matte lipstick that doesn’t dry out her already dry lips, and it may even give them a little plump too: City Lips Matte. Check it out!

Have you been eyeing the new all green Just My Luck eyeshadow palette by ColourPop Cosmetics? Jen from Laugh, Love, Contourpicked it up and has a couple looks and her thoughts about the shadows on her blog now. Check it out to see if this is a palette that should be purchased or skipped!

Pixi Beauty has the perfect spring color for your cheeks. Beauty Info Zone has fallen for the two PixiGlow Cakes and can’t get enough of them. Is it okay to redo your makeup several times a day because you’ll want to with these.

Spring has finally sprung in Be Happy and Buy Polish Jessica’s part of Montana, and she celebrated with a bright spring smooshy manicure – and she’s linked the tutorial she used so you can learn too!

Looking for a liquid lipstick that brings excellent pigment but still moisturizes? Prime Beauty suggests Osmosis +Colour Lip Intensives!

This week on the blog, Babi AKA ColorSutraa is exploring some bold, new eye makeup shades from NYX Cosmetics! Check it out!

Did you know that you may be doing things in your daily life that are affecting the aging of your skin? Check out this post on The Makeup Obsessed Mom blog to see what they are.

Erika at Notes from My Dressing Table thinks that the COSRX Advanced 96 Snail Mucin Power Essence is skin care that might just blow your mind. It’s kind of blowing hers! Come find out why.

Beauty Spotlight Team: Nail Serum, Microfiber Makeup Sponges, Sheet Mask reviews, and more!

Phew, what a weekend! I’m glad I have time to sit down and enjoy reading this week’s links from the Beauty Spotlight Team. I’m definitely looking forward to reading Allison’s blog about Bitter Gold, since I have several nail biters in my household. 

Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog is absolutely smitten with Alima Pure Velvet Lipsticks in Olivia and Lucy! They are healthy eco-luxe lipsticks filled with good-for-you ingredients, but unlike many natural lipsticks, these boast vibrant long-lasting colors that are highly saturated and utterly swoon-worthy. The semi-matte finish has a light sheen, and the formula isn’t in the least bit drying.

Skin need a little boost? Come join Prime Beauty for a girls night in with the I Dew Ice Cream Collection of face masks!

It’s been a rough week for Jessica at Be Happy and Buy Polish, as she commemorated the anniversary of her mom’s death. But a gorgeous thermal polish that shares the same name as her mom helped cheer her up. Check out Heather’s Hues Lucy over at Jessica’s blog!

If your nails need some extra help or if you or someone you care about is a nail biter, Allison from Never Says Die Beauty says you need to know about easy to use, affordable and effective Bitter Gold by Amanda Nail Serum!

Marcia from Beauty Info Zone has lips that need extra help. That’s why she’s sharing why L is for lips.

Pammy Blogs Beauty loves that L’Occitane is supporting women through their sale of the Limited Edition Solidarity Balm.

Erika at Notes from My Dressing Table took a couple of the Juno & Co. Velvet Microfiber Makeup Application Sponges for a test drive. Did she love them or leave them?

Are you still deciding on a nail art look for St. Patrick’s Day? Is a true green not quite your thing? Jen from Laugh, Love Contour has created an easy look that suits the holiday for those that aren’t fans of traditional green nail polish. Be sure to check it out!

Join Polarbelle for her Jan/Feb exceptional Favorites and Fails that have been discovered while traversing the beauty space. Those fails caused a bit of drama!!

Have you tried Korean sheet masks yet? They now have a very affordable subscription box for under $10. Check it out on The Makeup Obsessed Mom.

Beauty Spotlight Team: CBD beauty products, sexy eyeshadow quads, Project Pan Challenge and more!

I’m a tad late getting this post up, but better late than never! Seriously so many great reviews this past week from the Beauty Spotlight Team members. Have I said how proud I am to be among such amazing bloggers? What are you going to read first? 

If you are seeking to nourish and hydrate the delicate skin around your eyes, and want to plump fine lines, and diminish dark circles and puffiness, then Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog highly recommends Colbert MD Uplift Eye Serum! Plus it is available at Barneys New York, in case you are shopping their LOVE YOURSELF beauty event!

If you love eyeshadow it’s time to learn about a new brand Clove + Hallow and see the great palette that Beauty Info Zone has shared.

Are you over Winter weather like Pammy Blogs Beauty? Find out how she helps get over her Winter-dry skin with some new releases from the Neutrogena HydroBoost line!

Prime Beauty is channeling her inner sex kitten with the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Quad! It’s the perfect mix of feminine and sophisticated!

Want to plump your lips without irritation? Checkout Never Say Die Beauty‘s review and swatch of the new look for clear, sheer and opaque City Lips Plumping Lip Gloss.

By now I’m sure you’ve heard of beauty products containing CBD. You can read about the science behind it all on The Makeup Obsessed Mom’s blog.

ColorSutraa says I “heart” lipstick. On her blog are her new lippie discoveries from NYX Professional Makeup. She promises you there is a shade you are sure to “heart” too.

Have you joined the Project Pan Challenge this year or have your own product purging goals? Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour is doing a combination of the two and has already hit over a third of her goal for the year! Check out her latest post featuring her February empties and purged products to see what she has finished up and how she is purging products from her life.

Anyone else in the midst of winter doldrums and in need of spring already? Jessica of Be Happy and Buy Polish has Sinful Colors nail polishes that will definitely get you ready for warmer weather. The Sinful Mattes line has some gorgeous colors that will compliment any spring outfit!

Let Erika at Notes from My Dressing Table tell you why she loves, loves, loves her AQUIS Hair Drying Turban and why she thinks that you would love it too.