Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Find Your Nail Polish "Treasures" Here

There are only a  few things in life I really am a hoarder of. One of them is nail polish. I have so many polishes, it's like my own personal mini-salon.
When it comes to purchases, those close to me know I am VERY loyal to where I shop. If I am happy with my sales and service, I will keep coming back and I will shout your name from the roof tops. One lady who definitely deserves a shout out is Lynn from Billy's Treasure Box on ebay.

Lynn sells OPI and China Glaze. I found her several years ago when I did a search for OPI's Lincoln Park After Dark. Nobody had it, and those who did were so overpriced.

Lynn's prices are very reasonable. In fact, right now she has free shipping on all orders.
She even turned me into a China Glaze lover. I was an OPI girl all the way. Lynn kept suggesting and suggesting I try it out. Finally, she "gifted" a color she knew I would like and she was right. I love it and I was hooked!

Lynn is always sneaking little goodies into my order (toe separators, buffers, emery boards)  All at no extra cost. I think she now knows my color preferences better than I do!

Also, every time I order, she is quick to e-mail me a thank you and ask how I am doing and what's new down in Florida. Lynn lives in California and we have never met in person but after all these years, she feels like an old friend.
I can ask her about colors and she will help me find the perfect shade or steer me away from one she knows is not my type.

She will ask how my cats are doing and I ask about hers.(Billy-as in Billy's Treasure Box)

She knows what colors I like best, but will also suggest shades she loves and thinks I will, too. I trust her on this ALL THE TIME.

One such shade is OPI's Charmed By A Snake from the India Collection. I was ordering Black Cherry Chutney and asked what else was new. She suggested this light gold with micro glitter. Well, I gave it a shot and I do love it. It looks great on a summer tan!

Charmed by a Snake:

Here is the link to her ebay store:


I think you will be pleased. Tell her Lisa sent you.

Trust me because "Redheads Know Best"


Monday, June 18, 2012


I had the luxury of receiving an advanced reader's copy (ARC)* of the hot new novel GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn to read and review for the AMAZON VINE program.
This review first appeared there.

How do you review a book such as this without giving too much away? Well, let's start with the basics.
It is the morning of Nick and Amy's 5th wedding anniversary. Nick gets up, and heads out to the bar he co-owns with his twin sister, Margo, known to everyone as "GO". Several hours later, Nick gets a call from his neighbor that his front door is open and his indoor cat is outside. Nick goes home to find Amy gone.. He sees what could be considered signs of a struggle and calls the police.
Now, with most stories of this type, the spouse is always the first suspect, so I expected at some point the investigation would turn to Nick. It did seem that everyone around him was fully supportive. Amy's parents, the police, his sister.  I found myself liking Nick in the beginning and hoped there was some other explanation for Amy's disappearance.

I immediately started speculating about how it would all turn out. Did Nick kill Amy? Was she even dead? Would it  turn out that someone else was involved? Would Amy  be found,and if so, how would it affect the relationship between her and Nick. Would I piece it all together and know who the real "villain" was? I thought so. I WAS WRONG. So very, very wrong.

I really should have known better. I have read Gillian Flynn's previous 2 novels and I know how dark they can be. But Gone Girl wasn't just dark. It was REALLY DARK. I mean REALLY, REALLY DARK. Some other words I would use to describe it are twisted, crazy and even scary.
The novel is told partly from Nick's point of view and also through Amy's diary entries, so you are aware of Nick's thoughts as well as get an idea of who Amy is. Nick is an admitted liar,Amy has some issues of her own and that is only the beginning.  It becomes clear this was not a perfect marriage-heck, not even a typical marriage. I am afraid to say  much more without spoiling it for those who have not read it. I don't mind spoilers at times, but I will say that if I knew anymore than I did about this novel before reading it, it would have completely ruined the experience. I don't think I would ever have guessed that half way through I would be throwing the book in the air and saying out loud "NO F-ing WAY".

 I will say Ms Flynn had me from casually reading a few pages a day to staying up all night trying to finish this book. If you are a fan of her work, you need to read this. If you are not, you will be after you do. I just can't wait to see what she has in store for us in the future.

 In my opinion, this is the MUST READ of the Summer.
 You can buy it on amazon.com here:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/030758836X/ref=cm_cr_thx_view


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Sunday, June 3, 2012


Recently, I had blogged about receiving the INFLUENSTER SPRING VOX BOX and listed all the products I received complimentary to test out and review. Today I am blogging about another of those products. SALLY HANSEN SALON EFFECTS REAL NAIL POLISH STRIPS.
Now I know some people have seen similar products like these, but believe me, these are so much different! First, they are made with real nail polish. This makes a huge difference because unlike a sticker, they do NOT peel off. In fact, they can last up to 10 days! They don't peel off like a sticker, you remove them with nail polish remover. Now I wasn't sure what to expect. They did appear like a sticker. I thought I would try them out for a week or so and then just peel them off. Well, no. Here is my experience. I chose the correct sizes for my nails and set them out. I followed all the instructions. You want to start with clean , dry nails. I pushed back my cuticles. I have tiny nail beds, so I wasn't even sure how these would look, but I liked the glitter shade they sent, so I wanted to see for myself. Applying was very easy. after pressing them onto the nail, you file off the excess and you are done! NO DRY TIME! Fast and easy. THAT I love! Here is what my finished nails looked like:
Now I was very happy with them, and even though I have shorter nails, I still liked it. I hate waiting for my nails to dry and this eliminates that entirely. They really do last long,too. Now, as for removal, I was sure I could just peel them off but again-NO. I had to use nail polish remover. That is how good these strips are! They will not peel or tear off. They come in 40 awesome styles. Some plain, some really cool glitter or designs. I am going to buy some for the Kiss and Motley Crue concert in July. There is a really cool "tattoo" style. These come at a suggested retail of $9.99 (less than a manicure in a salon) and are available at chain drug stores, food stores and mass market retailers. I urge you to check them out. For more information visit www.sallyhansen.com Trust me because REDHEADS KNOW BEST!