Monday, February 20, 2012

Nail Polish Tag

I finally got around to answering this tag! I was tagged by Miss Dre from So She Writes.


  • Answer 10 Questions
  • Pass this to 5 other bloggers
  • Make sure the bloggers know you have tagged them by sending a comment on their blog!

Question 1- How many nail polishes do you have?
I have around 200 nail polishes ;x

Question 2What is your favorite Brand of nail polish?
I would have to say China Glaze.

Question 3- Do you like crackle polish or do you hate it?
It can look pretty cool with the right color combination. I have 3 crackle nail polishes. 

Question 4What brand was your first nail polish? 
It was probably Sally Hansen or Maybelline. My mom used to buy all the nail polish but when I started getting into nail polish it was probably Sinful Colors.

Question 5If you are going to have a nail polish line what would you call it? 

Hmm.. I don't know!

Question 6What Nail polish color doesnt compliment you? 

Yellow (unless it is pastel) and probably dark brown.

Question 7What nail polish color compliments you? 

Pretty much any pastel.

Question 8Name two of your best nail art finds.
Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure and Milani Jewel FX Gems when it first came out and I went searching everywhere for it lol.

Question 9What was the best nail polish gift you have received? 

Boyfriend found Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure online for me and bought it!  :) 

Question 10Make a speech thanking the blogger who tagged you! 

I want to thank Miss Dre from So She Writes. You all should definitely check out her blog - she blogs about fashion, beauty and music among other things!

I am tagging:

Thursday, February 16, 2012 SIGN UP CODE WORTH 110 SB (plus Birthday Celebration News!)

If you got through reading the post below and you decided you want to sign up for, I have a Swag Bucks sign up code for new registrants, worth 110 Swag Bucks! Enter the promotional code: BIRTHDAYBASH12

With that code you will get a 110 Swag Bucks bonus on top of the 30 you normally get for signing up! So you will be starting off your swaggin' with 140 Swag Bucks!

After signing up, head on over to the Birthday Bash RSVP Page, where you can join a team and compete to see which team will earn the most Swag Bucks! You will also be entered to win one of (4) $1000 giveaways! Refresher

Search & Win

Since it has been a while since I last posted about and now that I have a bunch of new readers here (HI NEW READERS!), I want to re-introduce to you all!

For those of you that don't know, is a search and win website in which you earn Swag Bucks that can be redeemed for some pretty cool prizes (keep reading if you want to know what prizes I have redeemed for).

There are many ways to earn on Here is a breakdown of what I usually do:

  • Search: Use the search bar to search for items as you normally would on other search engines, such as Google and Yahoo. You can earn up to 4-5 search wins a day. They search wins are various amounts of Swag Bucks. 
  • Special Offers: Many companies offer Swag Bucks in return for signing up for newsletters, watching videos, playing games, etc. Here is where it may be useful to "Like" the SwagBucks Facebook page, to find out what offers are legit and crediting for other members. You may also want to have a separate spam email address for these special offers because you will receive a ton of emails for some of these companies. 
  • Trusted Surveys: This is where I earn most of my Swag Bucks. I try to do AT LEAST one survey a day. You may not always qualify for the surveys and it can be frustrating, but keep at it! When you do complete a survey, it really pays off!
  • SwagBucks TV: Watch videos. There are tons to choose from! For every 10 videos, you earn 3 Swag Bucks. You can earn up to 150 Swag Bucks a day from SBTV.
  • SBTV Mobile: If you have an Android smartphone, download the SBTV Mobile app. You can watch videos from your phone and earn up to 50 Swag Bucks a day.
  • Swag Codes: A swag code is released about once a day. The best way to find out if there is a swag code out is to watch the Facebook page and see when everyone is saying "Thanks for the code" on the Wall. If you have downloaded the SwagBucks widget, you can click on "Swag Codes" to find a clue to where you can find the code. Do not ever tell anyone a code, post in on Facebook, etc. because your account will be taken away!
  • Invite and Earn: Refer your friends and family to sign up with your referral link and earn Swag Bucks every time they get a search win (up to 1000 total Swag Bucks).
While those are the main ways I earn Swag Bucks, there are many others! You can complete tasks, print and redeem coupons, trade in items and much more.

If you have made it this far, congrats! I know that was a lot to read!

Now, I will tell you about what I have redeemed my Swag Bucks for. Every month I redeem my Swag Bucks for Five $5 Gift Cards. (You can only redeem 5 of one kind of prize each month and 2 a day, maximum.)

Here is the breakdown:
450 Swag Bucks each  multiplied by 5 gift cards = 2250 Swag Bucks

After I have redeemed for my five $5 gift cards, I start saving up for next month's five and for PayPal gift cards after that, which are 700 Swag Bucks each for a $5 PayPal gift card.

700 Swag Bucks each multiplied by 5 gift cards = 3500 Swag Bucks

So far since I have been using Swag Bucks (since November 2010), I have earned $285 in gift cards.

If you have any questions, please ask me and I will help you the best that I can! Be on the look out for my next post, where I will have a sign up bonus for new registrants and Swag Bucks birthday news!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I Told You So...

Didn't I tell you in my last post that I would probably be covering the rest of my nails in Milani Jewel FX in Red? Well... there it is!


the end.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day Mani feat. Milani Jewel FX in Red

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone, whether you are celebrating it or not! I hope you all enjoy your days!

I finally got around to painting my nails last night :) They are super short so I haven't really been in the mood to do anything with them :(  I went to CVS yesterday and saw this new Milani Jewel FX in Red. I have been drooling over it on the Milani website for weeks, so as soon as I saw it I picked it up and ran to the register!

As a base I used that cute little nail polish shaped as a boot (look down there!). It is from a brand called Midie and it is in the shade #314. Then I stamped some hearts using China Glaze Icicle. On the accent nail, I used Milani Jewel FX in Red. 

Honestly, I will probably be covering over all the other nails with the Milani polish haha. I love it so much!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Jack Black Intensive Therapy Lip Balm Review

I recently made an order on with a gift card that was provided to me from them. Two of the items I ordered were Jack Black Intensive Therapy Lip Balm in Vanilla & Lavender and Grapefruit & Ginger.

Here are the descriptions from

  • "Leave the dryness behind with Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 - Vanilla & Lavender. Enriched with superior skin conditioners and antioxidants, this emollient balm soothes and relieves dry, chapped, irritated lips. Unlike waxy sticks, it penetrates quickly to provide instant relief. Offers broad-spectrum sun protection with an SPF of 25; also guards against windburn and temperature extremes. Contains Vanilla and Lavender to soothe and heal. Fragrance-free. Colorant-free. Dermatologist tested."
  • " Enriched with superior skin conditioners and antioxidants, this Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 - Grapefruit & Ginger soothes and relieves dry, chapped, irritated lips. Unlike waxy sticks, it penetrates quickly to provide instant relief. Offers broad-spectrum sun protection with an SPF of 25; also guards against windburn and temperature extremes. Contains Grapefruit and Ginger for a fresh, tangy citrus flavor. Fragrance-free. Colorant-free. Dermatologist tested."

After reading some great reviews about these lip balms all over the internet, I knew I had to order these and try them out. If there is one "beauty" product I could not live without, it would definitely be lip balm. It is a necessity in terms of my daily life!

Price: $7.50 USD
Size: .25 oz

Scent: Jack Black Intensive Therapy Lip Balm in Vanilla & Lavender has a stronger lavender presence than vanilla. Jack Black Intensive Therapy Lip Balm in Grapefruit and Ginger has a stronger grapefruit presence than ginger. Both lip balm scents are not over powering. They are actually quite pleasant!

Flavor: None that I can detect.

Conclusion: These lip balms are super moisturizing and are definitely on my repurchase list. They are more on the vaseline like consistency but not as greasy. These also do not leave my lips feeling waxy, as many lip balms tend to do. I notice that these have long lasting moisturizing effects and it is doing wonders for me, especially since it is the winter and my lips tend to get dry more often. I kept the Grapefruit and Ginger lip balm for myself and gave the Vanilla and Lavender to my boyfriend, who is another lover of lip balms and can't stop raving about it!

Jack Black Intensive Therapy Lip Balm also comes in Black Tea & Blackberry, Lemon and Mint & Shea Butter.

*Items were purchased using a gift card provided by All opinions are my OWN and are HONEST!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Animal Print..but not really.

It has been a while since I have posted anything nail related, huh? I was going for some kind of animal spots. I didn't turn out the way I imagined it in my head but I still kind of like it!

I used Zoya Avery as a base. For the spots, I used Milani Brown-a-licious. For the outline of the spots, I mixed Love & Beauty Almond and Milani Brown-a-licious.

Winner of Mystery Box Giveaway

Thank you to all who entered and welcome to all the new followers here on TheVEROblog. I hope you all stick around because I have great things planned for this blog.

and the winner is...

Friday, February 3, 2012

Zoya Feel Collection

Left to Right: Avery, Kennedy, Kendal, Megan, Kristin, Carey

This is definitely long overdue guys. I know, but better late than never right? The picture above is super grainy, but it was the only way I could get the colors to be somewhat accurate. For more pictures, you can go directly to the Zoya Feel Collection here.

These are all neutral creams and for the most part I like them. As with all creams, the formula can be a little thick but not to the point where you cannot work with it!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Apothica Valentine's Glamour Giveaway!

Apothica is having a Valentine's Glamour Giveaway on their Facebook page! You can enter to win a bundle worth $150! If you enter, let them know on their Facebook wall that TheVEROblog sent you! :)