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My Quick Trip To Walmart For Schick® Hydro Silk® Razor

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. 

I recently made a quick trip to my local Walmart on a secret mission. Well, not quite so secret. The complete details will be revealed soon! All I can tell you is that I made a beeline to the health care section and picked up Schick® Hydro Silk® Razor.

Walmart Schick® Hydro Silk® Razor

I’m near a great Walmart and I’m there frequently picking up must have items for home. Lately I’ve been heading there to stock up for school time. It’s that back-to-school time of year when people from all ages are stocking up on essential items. For elementary aged kids that means glue, pencils, papers, and backpacks. It’s the same for those heading to college, but includes a few more must have personal care items.

Schick® Hydro Silk® Razor

Schick® Hydro Silk® Razor is one of those products that’s sure to be included in a going away or care package for someone heading off for their higher education.  It was easy to spot the selection of Schick® Razors and I found the Schick® Hydro Silk® Razor high up on the shelf of the razor section.

Schick® Hydro Silk® Razor at Walmart

Hair removal is oh, so important, and it’s important to use products that will get the job done right. I’ll never forget the first time I used something other than a standard razor. For the quality of the product you’re getting, the price is definitely right.

I’ll be back in a couple of days sharing more about Schick® Hydro Silk® Razor at Walmart and letting you know why I went to Walmart to pick this up. Stay tuned!

This is a sponsored post. 

Makeup Of The Day 146 With Mermaid Inspired Eyeshadow

Press Sample I Bought It

For today’s makeup inspiration, I got together with a group of my fellow beauty bloggers for a beautychallenge like no other – a mermaid challenge!

The Mermaid Challenge Makeup Inspiration

When I thought, what makes a mermaid? The answer was clear. Aqua and electric blue eyes and tons of glitter. And so it is!

Mermaid Eyeshadow Inspiration Featuring The Urban Decay Electric Palette

For more photos and product details, please read on!

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My Instagram Life, 8-30-2015

Welcome to this weekly visual diary of the week of Painted Ladies on Instagram in review, plus tidbits from behind the scenes!

A blast from the past! I found this gorgeous khaki limited edition MAC eyeshadow color in Saturnal when I was cleaning up.

MAC Saturnal Eyeshadow

I had Kevyn Aucoin on my mind – what an amazing talent he was and how he impacted the lives of so many! He’ll forever be my inspiration.

Kevyn Aucoin Making Faces

My biggest accomplishment of August 2015 was figuring out how to use Snapchat! You can find me and add me by my username, paintedladies9.

Snapchat Paintedladies9

KB Shimmer Urban Camo is definitely the coolest nail polish I own.

KB Shimmer Urban Camo

Like a boss.

Disneyland Astro Blasters

I am loving, LOVING the CoverFX Custom Infusion Drops. What a great idea!

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops

The reason my curls have been on point lately.

I Love Lulu

Makeup Geek Shimmermint is a must have light green. It’s all kinds of everything!

Makeup Geek Shimmermint

These Make Me Nails wraps are so much fun!

G. Hannelius Make Me Nails Garden Party

Really and seriously, the coolest makeup brush I own!

Etude 121 Foundation Brush

It’s hard to believe this sweet little grumpy baby turned 8!


I’ve been torn between the Too Faced Born This Way and Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation, so I crowd sourced for my final purchasing decision.


The most intense gel eyeliner you will ever use.

Inglot 77 Gel Liner

It’s all about that ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Avenue!

ColourPop Avenue

KB Shimmer! Yay! Here’s a look at the first two colors of my collection.

KB Shimmer Review

Yes, I am a total child of the 80s!

Evian Troop Beverly Hills

Here’s to a blessed week!

CoverFX, Wella, Colbert MD, and OPI

Here’s a weekly look back at what the members of the Beauty Blog Coalition have been covering in the beauty world!



Well Hello, Gorgeous! A Look At My Very First KB Shimmer Nail Polish Order

As I’m going over the list of beauty products I tried and reviewed in August, I had to call attention to the lovely KB Shimmer nail polish I received and have been wearing most of this month. On a side note, how is it almost September?!

KB Shimmer Nail Polish


KB Shimmer is known for a gorgeous selection of nail colors in a variety of textures. From holos, to creams, to mattes, to jellies and more, this nail brand offers over 90 beautiful nail colors with additional seasonal collections. They also offer a variety of nail accessories including soaps, scrubs, decals, cuticle oils, and implements.


KB Shimmer Swatches


My first order consisted of two colors – a duochrome and a holo. I love a good green nail polish and couldn’t resist Urban Camo.

KB Shimmer Urban Camo

This is the coolest nail polish I own! It looks like many different colors depending on the angle of your nails against the light. Sometimes its green, sometimes its gold, and sometimes it’s purple. I’m going to try this over black polish, per KB Shimmer’s recommendation.

KB Shimmer Urban Camo Duochrome

KB Shimmer Urban Camo Review

KB Shimmer Urban Camo Swatch

I also love a holo, so I had to have Whole Lava Lovin‘, which is a beautiful cherry red. Oh, how I love a holo! This one is super pretty, offering a fine glitter and tons of shine.

KB Shimmer Whole Lava Lovin'

Both nail colors are long wearing and lasted about 4 days before showing signs of wear. I had to apply 3 coats of each polish to get the full coverage I prefer. I’m especially impressed with Whole Lava Lovin, which is not only beautiful, but easy to remove. I’ve waged polish removing battles of epic proportions with holos in the past, but this was easy to remove with Zoya Remove Plus.

My Final Thoughts: My first KB Shimmer order was a big hit! I’m really loving the long wear time of the two colors I picked and will definitely be back for more. I’m currently taking all KM Shimmer color recommendations you have to offer!

Rating: A+

Price: $8.75

Availability: www.kbshimmer.com

Cruelty-free? KB Shimmer polishes are cruelty-free, vegan, and 4-free

Makeup Of The Day 145 With ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Avenue

Press Sample I Bought It

So remember when I first reviewed the ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip Colors? I was really disappointed with the wear time of the colors I purchased. And then I bought ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Avenue. It’s a huge improvement and stays on my lips a bit longer than the lighter colors I own. It might be a pigmentation issue? I’m not sure, but I do know that I’m crazy about this deep burgundy red.

Milani Dolci Paula's Choice The Nude Mattes ColourPop Avenue MOTD

For more photos and product details, please read on!

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Eye Lining Bliss Is Found In Inglot Cosmetics AMC Eyeliner Gel 77

Press Sample

In this edition of “Bloggers Enabling Other Bloggers”, may I present Inglot Cosmetics AMC Eyeliner Gel 77, perhaps the greatest gel eyeliner I’ve ever used.

Inglot Cosmetics AMC Eyeliner Gel 77 Review

While I’ve purchased and loved an Inglot Gel Eyeliner in the past, I didn’t think much of the liners until Julia Graf recently recommended Inglot Cosmetics AMC Eyeliner Gel 77. Of course I had to order the liner and eagerly anticipated it’s arrival. It was well worth the wait because it’s pretty fabulous.

Inglot Cosmetics AMC Eyeliner Gel 77 Swatch and Review

This is the most intensely black gel liner I’ve ever seen. It’s intense!

Swatch Inglot Cosmetics AMC Eyeliner Gel 77

The good news is that this liner glides on smoothly, dries quickly, and will not transfer, which is a good thing when you have slightly hooded eyelids like mine. To apply, I like to use a thin and straight liner brush like the e.l.f. Studio Angled Liner Brush ($3). I love using a bent brush that makes it easier to apply gel liner, which can be a scary proposition!

Eye makeup inspiration With Makeup Geek Shimmermint MAC Mystery and MAC White Frost

My only concern with Inglot is their lack of communication when it came to my order. I didn’t hear anything after getting my receipt. After an email to customer service I got a quick response, and I ended up receiving my order in a week’s time. This liner is also available via Beautylish and Macy’s.

My Final Thoughts: Inglot Cosmetics AMC Eyeliner Gel 77 is definitely worth picking up, especially if you’re looking for an intense black eyeliner. Need help applying liner? Check out my list of handy eyeliner hacks!

Rating: A+

Price: $14

Availability: Inglotusa.com 

Cruelty-free? Yes


Giving Your Smile A Makeover Is Easy With The Colgate® Optic White® Toothbrush + Whitening Pen

With the Colgate® Optic White® Toothbrush + Whitening Pen, giving your smile a makeover is easier than you’d think. In fact, it just takes two quick steps that get you results in two days. All you do is “BRUSH.WHITEN.GO.®” twice a day. Literally!

Colgate® Optic White® Toothbrush + Whitening Pen

Now that Summer is over, I am getting my act together again. Not that anything in my typical routine went wildly awry, but I’m always a little more busy during the Summer months and find some of the self-care things I do get left on the back burner. Fall is the time of the year I spend doing deep conditioning hair treatments, nourishing skin masks, and making sure my smile is in top notch condition is a big part of my Summer beauty recovery list.

Colgate® Optic White® Toothbrush + Whitening Pen Review 2


This year I’ve just started using the Colgate® Optic White® Toothbrush + Whitening Pen, which is definitely the most convenient tooth whitening system I’ve ever used. Acutally, it’s genius! The team that came up with this product was really smart, because the whitener is designed in a way that it’s automatically part of your daily brushing routine. It fits perfectly into the base of the brush. 

Colgate® Optic White® Toothbrush + Whitening Pen Review 7


The toothbrush itself is sturdy and has lots of useful features, including a thumb grip.

Colgate® Optic White® Toothbrush + Whitening Pen Review 3

The head of the brush is fitted with a plastic scrub to clean your tongue.

Colgate® Optic White® Toothbrush + Whitening Pen Review 5

And let’s talk about those bristles! Aren’t they something? They’re designed with polishing bristles and stain removers to thoroughly cleanse your teeth and remove surface stains.

Colgate® Optic White® Toothbrush + Whitening Pen Review 4

I like the way this brush is gentle, yet effective, and I love that I can whiten my teeth with ease. I just detach the whitening gel, turn the base to get the gel, apply directly to my teeth, and go on my way. That’s it! No need to rinse and the formula does not irritate my teeth.

Colgate® Optic White® Toothbrush + Whitening Pen Review 6

I’ll be using the Colgate® Optic White® Toothbrush + Whitening Pen faithfully over the next few weeks, then I’m coming back to share my results with you all.

In the meanwhile, I have a giveaway to share! Two readers will have the opportunity to win the entire Colgate® Optic White® Regimen, which includes the Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Whitening Pen, Colgate Optic White Express White Toothpaste and Colgate Optic White WhiteSeal Mouthwash. This is open to residents of the USA and will end on 9/15/15 at 11:59 pm. To enter, fill out the Gleam widget below.

Colgate® Optic White® Toothbrush + Whitening Pen

How does the Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Whitening pen fit into your daily beauty routine? Share your experience here and check out what other products Colgate Optic White has to offer!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

You Gotta Try The Etude House My Beauty Tool Secret Brush 121 Skin

I Bought It

Etude House My Beauty Tool Secret Brush 121 Skin is pretty much the coolest makeup brush I have ever used.

Etude House My Beauty Tool Secret Brush 121 Skin Review

These kinds of brushes aren’t new, but when I spotted this brush on Musings of a Muse (bloggers enabling bloggers is a real thing), I knew I had to get my hands on my very own.

Etude House My Beauty Tool Secret Brush 121 Skin

You can purchase this brush from Etude directly, or via eBay, where you’ll save a few bucks with free shipping. The brush I purchased was sent from South Korea and took a couple of weeks to arrive.

Review of Etude House My Beauty Tool Secret Brush 121 Skin

The Etude House My Beauty Tool Secret Brush 121 Skin has a plastic handle and interchangeable head. The handle feels a bit flimsy, like I’ll possibly snap it in half at some point. Because of the price, I don’t mind so much, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it happens at some point.

Etude House My Beauty Tool Secret Brush 121 Skin Interchangeable Heads


To apply foundation, you use the brush to spread foundation over your skin, and then finish by changing the brush to the sponge and tapping your face with the sponge. The brush is soft and densely packed.

Etude House My Beauty Tool Secret Brush 121 Skin Brush

I use the brush by applying foundation on selected areas of my face and then blending out, brushing in one direction.

Applying Foundation With The Etude House My Beauty Tool Secret Brush 121 Skin Brush

The brush is really easy to use and I’m really impressed by the finish it lends to my skin. It’s easy to wash the brush and sponge, just use a mild shampoo as you would with your other brushes and let them dry.

Etude House My Beauty Tool Secret Brush 121 Skin Sponge

To use the sponge, simply dab it over your skin after using the brush to make sure all of your foundation is blended well.

Applying Foundation With The Etude House My Beauty Tool Secret Brush 121 Skin Sponge

Once all is said and done, you’ll notice a difference, as well.

Etude House My Beauty Tool Secret Brush 121 Skin Finish

The foundation is well blended and looks oh, so smooth on my skin. This is from a post earlier this week, but it’s the pinnacle of hair and foundation happiness. After what seems like a super busy, rushed Summer, I am oh, so thankful for those kinds of days!

I Love Lulu Naturally Curly Hair Care Review www.painted-ladies.com
On a side note, I’ve been using the brand new Too Faced Born This Way foundation and I’m totally head over heels. It’s pretty amazing and I’ll have a full review soon!

My Final Thoughts: Etude House My Beauty Tool Secret Brush 121 Skin is definitely one of the coolest makeup brushes in my makeup arsenal. I’m really impressed with the price and the smooth finish it gives my foundation. I’m officially hooked on these types of brushes and really want to add more to my collection!

Etude House My Beauty Tool Secret Brush 121 Skin www.painted-ladies.com

Rating: A+

Price: $14 – $17

Availability: Etude House, eBay

Cute Nail Wraps From Make Me Nails

Press Sample

When it comes to nail wraps, I am partial to the Garden Party design from Make Me Nails for three simple reasons.

Make Me Nails Garden Party Review

1. It’s super cute. Flowers! Chevrons! Adorable!

2. These wraps are easy to apply.

3. They are easy to remove.

The cuteness factor of this design is off the charts!

Make Me Nails Packaging

Packaging Make Me Nails

Make Me Nails are the creation of  television star and social media influencer G Hannelius and content creator Lauren Jones. The two have paired with Minx, the company that got the nail wrap party started several years ago. It was a great collaboration that created not only a line of pre-made nail wraps, but also cutomizeable nail wraps you can great with your own photos by downloading an app to your smart phone. Pretty smart idea!

Review Make Me Nails

There are 5 pre-made nail designs that arrive in a compact package with the nail wraps, a fine grit file, and alcohol wipes to prep your nails before application. You can use these nail wraps on your fingers and toes.

To apply the wraps, I make sure to get my scary cuticles out of the way before hand with a manicure. I then line my nails up with the wraps to size them and carefully remove. The rounded side is what you place closest to your cuticles.

Make Me Nails Application 2

Before removing and applying the wraps, you warm up the wrap between your hands or with a hair dryer. Simply place on your nails and remove and adjust as needed. Firmly press the wraps on your nails to get any air bubbles out. Bend the wrap around the edge of your nail and file the excess in a downward motion.

Make Me Nails Application

Make Me Nails Application 3

And that’s it! It’s so simple and convenient. Nail wraps are so easy and are a great way to get your need for nail art on without actually doing nail art.  To remove simply peel away when you’re done. I’m saving the extra nail wraps for a future project – I’ve seen ideas on how to use extra nail wraps on Pinterest.

Make Me Nails Garden Party

My only problem with nail wraps n general is that I have a hard time getting the edges to look and feel nice. I’ve gotten better over time, but I’m always feeling a raggedy edge somewhere. Practice makes perfect!

My Final Thoughts: For cute nail wraps that are easy to apply and remove and have cute patterns, check out Make Me Nails. Also, for completely custom nail wraps, download the Make Me Nails app!

Rating: B+

Price: $12

Availability: www.makemenails.com