Are You Ready for a SALE?

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

November 29th

Most SoFlaJo Polishes will be on sale at BLOW OUT prices you’ve never seen before. Clearing out old stock. Getting ready to add some new goodies. Many polishes will be discontinued and no longer available.

Get in on these deals ONE DAY ONLY. 50% Off normal pricing! No code needed.

*Limited availability on many items. Sale prices limited to stock on hand. No backorders.

*Not all products are on sale.

Small Business Saturday Price Blow Out!

Get Ready for

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

November 29th

Most SoFlaJo Polishes will be on sale at BLOW OUT prices you’ve never seen before. Clearing out old stock. Getting ready to add some new goodies. Many polishes will be discontinued and no longer available.

Get in on these deals ONE DAY ONLY. 50% Off normal pricing! No code needed.

Discontinued Nail Polish Mark Downs!

We’re discontinuing some of our nail polishes

and blowing them out the door with low low prices!

Head to our Shopping Pages for your own bottles of

Silverado

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Going Down

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Last to Leave

SoFlaJo Last to Leave 1

Black Beauty

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before they’re gone for good!

Happy Valentine’s Day with New SoFlaJo Nail Polish

Happy Valentine’s Day

Just Love Her is our newest nail polish collection. Three new shades to give or get!

Soflajo Goldstone 4 PointlessCafe

When I was a kid my dad and I would frequent farmers markets looking for treasures. I was always drawn to the vendors with the gems and rocks on their tables. When I made this lovely little polish it reminded me of Goldstone, which is still one of my favorites. This is a Limited Edition polish with approximately 18 bottles remaining as of 1/16/2014.

Soflajo Pink If You Love Me 1 SetInLacquer

A refreshing light pink holo with the tiniest bit of glitter that shows itself in brilliant sun that’s sure to make him wink if he loves you! Pink If You Love Me wears well without undies in two easy coats.

SoFlaJo Teal Me A Bedtime Story 2 NailsBeautiqued

Do you tuck your little ones into bed and read to or tell them a story? This fun glitter polish will remind you of that with its iridescent hexes, and holo silver stars and blue moons. The sheer teal base builds up in three easy coats. Also try wearing it over black for a lovely sparkle!

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Don’t know what to get someone for a special gift? Send them one of our gift cards and they can chose their own! SoFlaJo Gift Cards are a fun and easy way to send a gift. No more looking for the scissors. The tape. Or the wrapping paper the cat is sitting on!

Available for $10, $20, $30, $40, or $50

Domestic shipping is always $2, international shipping is $10, both flat rate regardless of order size.

Welcome to a New SoFlaJo

We’re all about beauty, health, and home

Although we are still under construction you will find some pretty impressive changes!

>Shopping is easier with our new cart system.

>We’ve added our new Halloween Collection – A Snake on the Hand is Worth Two on the Toes!

>And we’ve totally blown out our shipping charges! All U.S. orders pay a flat rate of just $2 per order!

>All International orders pay a flat rate of just $10 per order!

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On the links above enjoy the SoFlaJo Shop experience with over 50 of our brand nail polishes in stock. The Workouts link gives you unlimited access to free exercise videos. Our Blog link keeps you updated on all the current news from us! The Blogger News take you to reviews and swatches of our products.

More changes will be rolling out soon. But for now we are ready to start with these as our favorite season descends upon us!

Let us know how you think we’ve done!

Tweezerman Neons – It’s Always Summer in South Florida!

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I recently received this lovely set from Tweezerman to review. Now you may think that it being September this might be a little late for a neon, but since I live in South Florida, I’m a lover of bright and neon colors all year long!

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Their Neon Hot Filemates come in three gorgeous neon color combos – bright citrus in Upbeat Orange, pomegranates in Passionate Pink, and my favorite (as well as being the one I received) strawberries in Ravishing Red! The files have been improved to professional quality featuring 100/180 grit for filing natural nails and medium sanding of acrylics. And the Tweezerman Fresh and Fruity Mini Slant Tweezer is perfect to carry in even your smallest bag!

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These are both wonderful additions to the Tweezerman family and very user friendly! I love the case for my tweezers and the protective cover for the tips.

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I’ve found myself reaching into my bag for these tweezers more times than I realized I would use them! I like the length of the file. It will last a good long time till I need to replace it!

If you haven’t tried this brand yet, what are you waiting for?

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New SoFlaJo Wet Dreams Summer Nail Polish Collection

For The Halibut

A green/blue/gold shimmering polish. Sparkling on your fingertips yet easy to remove.

  

 

  

For The Halibut 15ml/.5oz $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

For The Halibut 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

Gulf Stream Dream

An ocean blue opaque full of holographic glitter. Sparkling on your fingertips yet easy to remove.

 

Gulf Stream Dream 15ml/.5oz $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

Gulf Stream Dream 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

I’m A Star-Fish

A yellowish-green polish full of heavy holographic glitter. This one will require your best top coat glitter tamer and a little soak to get it all off. Gorgeous and chunky!

 

 

I’m A Star-Fish 15ml/.5oz $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

I’m A Star-Fish 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

My Sign’s Aqua-rium

The color of a cool aqua pool with the little bit of sparkle when the sun glistens on it. This is a satin matte base full of shimmer. Top coat applied in last 3 pictures by Pointless Café.

  

 

My Sign’s Aqua-rium 15ml/.5oz $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

My Sign’s Aqua-rium 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

Salmon-Chanted Evening

Flashes from pink to green in a light holographic base.

 

 

Salmon-Chanted Evening 15ml/.5oz $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

Salmon-Chanted Evening 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

Shark Bite

Sparkling rose red polish. Easy to remove.

 

 

Shark Bite 15ml/.5oz $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

Shark Bite 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

 All SoFlaJo polishes are made from natural pigments and glitters with bases free of the chemicals Toluene, Formaldehyde and Dibutyl Phthalate and Formaldehyde Resin. SoFlaJo Polishes use stainless steel mixing balls (and always have).

Each bottle comes attractively packaged and protectively bubble wrapped.

Moving Sale eBay Auctions

You probably think I’ve run off with so few postings lately. Actually a LOT has just been happening. I’ll update you soon. Yes the SoFlaJo store has remained open and on schedule for all orders.

But up on eBay is yet another auction. This is a huge undertaking regarding moving and I’m still trying to thin out my stash now that the house is listed.

eBay Nail Polish Auction

Take a peak!!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Irish Lovers!

I am fighting a nasty little cold today. Thank you to my dear hubby for sharing! LOL The part that I like the least about it is that I decided not to go to the nursing home to visit Mom for their party today. I just don’t think it’s a great idea to expose her or anybody else.

But I made it to class Friday before I really started feeling bad. I thought I’d share a few crazy antics with you!

And the outfit and the mani up close. The nails are indie Chirality Nail Polish Katydid (2 coats) topped with Pure Ice Emerald Crush. I’ve had the combo on my nails (no base coat, but buffed nails, and my topcoat I get locally) since Thursday night. They are still doing really well!

 

And just a few that I liked I came across on the internet!

And don’t forget to check my SoFlaJo Facebook Page today for giveaways of SoFlajo full-sized bottles of Fields of Clover Nail Polish!

WIN ME!

The Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup 3/8/2013

New Revlon Moon Candy Nail Polish Review

Today I was snooping around Walgreens looking for any Sinful Colors I had missed a couple weeks ago when they were on sale for 99c each. This week they are 4/$5 with 1000 points back on a $5 purchase. But it looks like I either had everything they did or they didn’t get any new displays in, so I just kept shopping.

I walked past the Revlon display and saw all the Moon Candy which look like they might be on a permanent display. But something looked amiss. If you recall back in July 2012 when they were first issued I had purchased them and put up some of the first swatches here. At that time there were 8 in the collection, but there had always been mention of additional ones being released later in the year. However I never saw any fanfare from any other bloggers or in my nail polish groups, so I just assumed it never happened. But apparently it did, because this display had 10 polishes in it and 2 were definitely not ones I had gotten before. Oh how I loved my iPhone at that moment as I pulled it out and pulled up that original post to see which ones were added.

The two colors I didn’t have were Eclipse, a beautiful pink with purple flakies and a burgundy base.

And Meteor, a mint green with shamrock green and gold flakes and a dark olive drab base.

Both base formulas applied easily. I used 2 coats before applying a single coat of the flakies. Eclipse didn’t seem to pick up as much flakie as I’d like but the purple flakes are beautiful. On the other hand, Meteor soaked up loads of green and gold flakes. But I wanted to experiment as I had naked nails to play on. So I applied the burgundy base on my pinkie and middle fingers, and the green base on my ring and index fingers. I then applied Eclipse on my pinkie and ring fingers, and Meteor on my middle and index fingers.

And just for the heck of it I applied 2 coats of the dark green base to my thumb and applied 1 coat of Sinful Colors Green Ocean over it for comparison. I’ve heard a lot of people say Green Ocean is gloppy and icky. But I gotta tell you both of my bottles (which were received as gifts a year ago) apply just fine and are really dense! And BLUE! All my pictures are taken with my iPhone 4S and colors are only as accurate as it can capture. Also monitors might show colors in slightly different degrees.

OK but here’s the clincher. I didn’t buy the Revlons at Walgreen. They weren’t having any sales and I didn’t want to spend $10 on those little 1/4 oz bottles! So I stopped at CVS and not only did they also have the display, but when I scanned my Reward card I got a $3 coupon off $10 of Revlon products. But wait, there’s more! The Moon Candy are on Bogo 50% this week at CVS. But wait, there’s even more! There were $1 Revlon coupons on the front Revlon display so I grabbed 2 of them and used them as well, which got me one polish for free after all the discounts had been taken!

I’m just a sucker for flakies, holos and duos, and I rarely pass any of them. Although the Revlons aren’t as dense and the bottles aren’t anywhere near as large as most of my polishes, I’m still glad I’ve got them in my collection. And whenever I wear them I do get plenty of compliments. So if you’re looking to add to your Revlon Moon Candy collection and you have a CVS or a friend with one, get your hands on them before midnight Saturday!

Do you have any of these and how do you like them?

🙂

Jody

Beauty Blogazons Roundup 2/15

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Happy Valentine’s Day Loves!

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Happy Valentine’ Day all my loves! I haven’t done any freehand nail art in a loooong time obviously. Spent a little while last night on this watching TV. I used Bonita nail polish which I’ve never found anywhere but Ross. And the nail art polish from the drugstore. I have so many brands and colors I don’t remember now which this is other than a pearly white.

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Next up is VD pkgs for our girls – Samantha, Jess and Tina. Yep. Once they are adults and out on their own you gotta bribe em to come visit! Lol. The bags are filled with goodies from Ulta. The polish/lip gloss bags are from Ross as well. Never heard of the brand – Cranky Girlz – but it fits perfectly! Lmao

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This is my Mom’s VD bag I’ll take today to the nursing home. The fake roses will last so I chose them over real bc she has no way to take care of them. The bag is filled with Valentine socks, candy, slim Jim’s, and some other goodies. I’ll tie the balloons to her wheelchair.
The other bag is goodie bags she asked me to make to hand out at their party today. Pencils, stickers, candy, and a wand for everyone because we all need a little magic in our lives! 🙂

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And last but not least – Joe’s gift. He’s the avid Wizard of Oz collector! I was so happy my nail supply gave me a display, but of course I bought the polishes! The look on Joe’s face this morning when he came downstairs was priceless. He knew about the Collex bc we’ve discussed it since it was first promo’d.
And tonight we’ll be going out to dinner at Catfish Dewey’s for all U can eat Stone Crabs! We always go once a season and saved it for tonight this time! I can’t wait to make a total pig of myself on them!
Have a Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!
XO
Jody
Oops I have an update! Joe just surprised me with chocolates from Jimmie’s! Wow that’s so neat. They are a little chocolate shop and cafe here that makes their own chocolates. We’ve always meant to stop there and eat but never have. But now that I’ve FINALLY tasted their chocolates I’m gonna bug Joe to go there sometime and eat, too!

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And another update! Tina and baby Analina just stopped over to see Grandpa and Grandma.

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Fat Tuesday Fun! Mardi Gras Mani! :)

Let’s call this Fat Tuesday Fun

OR

Mardi Gras Mani! 🙂

No I’m not going to Mardi Gras but I love the celebration and the colors. I’ve been on Curacao to celebrate Carnival and in the Big Easy to celebrate Mardi Gras in previous years. But this year I’m just home in little ole’ Fort Lauderdale!

But alas, with Valentine’s Day in just two more days, this one will come off tomorrow! Sigh

Have a great day!

🙂

Jody

 

1st Donation to The Animal Center Newtown, CT

Thank you to everyone for the purchase of the first 10 bottles of Watch Over Me. Several were purchased as gifts for friends, including one I bought for my friend Silver that recently lost Rajah Kitty. Here is my first donation to The Animal Center in memory of Catherine Hubbard. I am donating $5 from each bottle. Please keep the orders coming so together we can do more!

And I wanted to share a lovely post from my friend Lois that should entice you to want this polish even more! Shades of Beauty, Inc.

XO

Jody

 

Last Order Date before Higher USPS Shipping Rates

IMPORTANT SHIPPING NOTICE

The US Post Office will have New HIGHER Shipping Rates Jan 27. I will be changing my shipping prices at that time as well. Orders placed by January 22nd will still be shipped at the current rate.

NEW YEAR – NEW LABELS!

I am in the process of changing my labels and will be discounting many of the current polishes in my etsy shop that have the old labels on them. Normally $10, the ones that I have left with old labels will be $7. Stock is limited on many of them, and not all of them are included. There are some mini sets included!

As always – Complete sets in mini and full size have discounted shipping prices.

Watch Over Me – A Very Special Nail Polish for a Very Special Little Girl – Catherine Hubbard of Newtown, CT

Watch Over Me is a warm olive green polish with a golden glow that shimmers in the light. I created this polish as a tribute to Catherine Hubbard from Newtown, CT, a sweet little red-haired girl with a love for animals who was just 6 years old when she was killed during the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. She dreamed of opening her own animal shelter and her parents have asked for donations to be made in her memory to The Newtown Animal Center. I will donate 100% of the profits from the sale of every bottle of this polish to them in her memory. Bottles are available in full size only. Thank you for your donations.


WATCH OVER ME 15ml $10.00 each BUY NOW

Bases Tinted with Natural Pigments and Micas

All Natural Micro-Glitters

All SoFlaJo polishes are made from natural pigments and glitters with bases free of the chemicals Toluene, Formaldehyde and Dibutyl Phthalate and Formaldehyde Resin. SoFlaJo Polishes use stainless steel mixing balls (and always have).

Each bottle comes attractively packaged and protectively bubble wrapped.

Matte Love Nail Polish Collection

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7 Shimmer Mattes to Wear Alone or Topcoat

THE BRIGHTS

 

White Sensation is a shimmery white matte. Non-streaky, try this one for stamping on! It’s also my pick for the perfect wedding polish!

White Sensation 15ml $10.00 each BUY NOW

White Sensation 5ml $5.00 each BUY NOW

 

Going Down is a bold shimmery yellow matte. This color reminds me of that famous big yellow bird on TV!

GOING DOWN 15ml $10.00 each BUY NOW

GOING DOWN 5ml $5.00 each BUY NOW

 

Pink It Up! is a brilliant pink shimmer matte. Not quite neon, not quote bubblegum, this one is for every pink lover!

PINK IT UP! 15ml $10.00 each BUY NOW

PINK IT UP! 5ml $5.00 each BUY NOW

 

Involved is a true purple matte full of shimmering gold flash! The perfect color match for a sophisticated evening out.

INVOLVED 15ml $10.00 each BUY NOW

INVOLVED 5ml $5.00 each BUY NOW

 

THE BLACKS

 

Black Dagger is a low sheen black matte. This one goes with everything!

BLACK DAGGER 15ml $10.00 each BUY NOW

BLACK DAGGER 5ml $5.00 each BUY NOW

 

Silverado is a shimmer matte filled with holo glitter that leans toward charcoal.

SILVERADO 15ml $10.00 each BUY NOW

SILVERADO 5ml $5.00 each BUY NOW

 

Black Beauty is a black shimmer holo matte. Unusual and unique, topcoat this one for a full blown splash of color.

BLACK BEAUTY 15ml $10.00 each BUY NOW

BLACK BEAUTY 5ml $5.00 each BUY NOW

MATTE LOVE MINI SET 5ml each $35.00 each BUY NOW with Discounted Shipping

Bases Tinted with Natural Pigments and Micas

All Natural Micro-Glitters

All SoFlaJo polishes are made from natural pigments and glitters with bases free of the chemicals Toluene, Formaldehyde and Dibutyl Phthalate and Formaldehyde Resin. SoFlaJo Polishes use stainless steel mixing balls (and always have).

Each bottle comes attractively packaged and protectively bubble wrapped.

New Year – New Labels – Old Label SoFlaJo Polish ON SALE!

NEW YEAR – NEW LABELS!

I am in the process of changing my labels and will be discounting many of the current polishes in my shop that have the old labels on them. Normally $10, the ones that I have left with old labels will be $7. Stock is limited on many of them, and not all of them are included. There are some mini sets included!

PLEASE feel free to post on your Facebook and Blogs! Thanks!

CLICK HERE for SoFlaJo Etsy Shop

Please note these prices apply ONLY to my Etsy site this time.

🙂
Jody

Share Your Best Holiday Memories in this SoFlaJo Giveaway

These last several days I’ve been having giveaways on my FACEBOOK page and Twitter. The winners receive a full size polish from my SoFlaJo Party Time collection.

This is our oldest granddaughter’s first time with Santa! Tell me YOUR funniest Holiday memory. The one with the most likes will win a full size bottle of SoFlaJo Ballroom Nail Polish. Open domestic and international. You have till 6pm est Monday Christmas Eve!

THE ONLY COMMENTS THAT WILL COUNT IN THIS GIVEAWAY – MUST BE ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE. And the stories are amazing, heartwarming, and funny!

🙂
Jody

Oh My! December GlossyBox Review! (And it’s a GOOD one Mr. Grinch!)

This month I have TWO GlossyBoxes to review! This beauty box subscription service doesn’t put a limit on how many boxes you can purchase and I think that’s fabulous. Even though I only have one subscription, they offered a code for a discounted box this month so I bought a second one because I am so happy with the previous boxes I’ve received. Oh boy, I can tell you this month was NO exception, and I am really glad I sprang for a few extra bucks and got the second box!

So here is what I got in the boxes! They were wrapped in lovely tissue paper with a bow as the box normally is. Candy Canes, Gingerbread Figures, and other holiday designs adorned it and tied with a red ribbon. Four full size products, two sample size, and a lovely piece of jewelry were included. Both boxes contained a necklace but I’ve talked to others that have received other jewelry like stack rings.

The first full size item is an after-bath and shower moisturizer in a blend of essential and all-natural oils – Madurai Jasmine & Mogra by Forest Essentials Luxurious Ayurveda. As you know, I live in South Florida, and the scent of Jasmine wafts in our air several times a year. I absolutely love that fragrance. This blend is reminiscent of it and it’s fabulous. I use a lot of lotion and moisturizer on my face and body already, so this will be put to good use, and since I got TWO of them in my multiple boxes – ooooooo yeah!

 

I got a “full size” (5.5 oz, enough for one use) Heartland Fragrance Co. bath salts. White Ginger in one box, White Tea in the other. These are made with 100% natural epsom salts with fragrance added (so even though they advertise they are a healing aromatherapy salt, I would have preferred to see them use natural or essential oils as well, instead of fragrance).

Pleats Please is a sample size Eau de Toilette by Issey Miyake. This is a USA Online Exclusive Launch. Yay! It really smells wonderful and I like that it’s in a little spray bottle. The other sample size is Wella Velvet Amplifier. Known for their hair care products, I’m excited to try this. It is a concentrated serum which is supposed to improve manageability and control for responsive styling.

The other full size is a Lipstick Luxe in m.powerment petal by mark. It’s a limited edition creamy rose lipstick that is luminous and hydrating according to their information. Although it was “developed to raise awareness for a powerful women’s cause”, I’m gonna have to look online to find which one, and it’s not really my color.

OK now we’re down to the last two items in the boxes! The ZOYA nail polish, and the jewelry! I got two different Zoya’s, and two different necklaces! That’s exciting because I’ve ordered duplicate boxes from other companies previously and they were identical. Uhhhh boring! When a buyer purchases more than one don’t you think they want a variety since they know you are sending more than one mix?!

So I got Storm in one box and Electra in the other. I haven’t purchased any Zoya in awhile and I didn’t have either of these. OMG can I just say I am thrilled with BOTH of them?! The necklaces are by Jewelmint and “inspired by the runway, vintage jewelry and on-trend celebrity style”. I am very happy with the two pieces I got. One is a silver and goldtone double chain with beads and decorative “plates”. The other is actually a necklace with a pinback that can be worn two different ways. The heart is adorned with red stones with two hummingbirds atop it. I really like both of the pieces a lot! Ok but STOP right there. The above link to Jewelmint will take you to their FAQ page. Yes, they are a monthly membership service that you will have to reply to if you want to skip your monthly item. I am NOT a member and that is NOT a referral link!

OK now you see why I was so pleased with both of my boxes this month. If you’d like to get in on the action, just click on my referral link in the sidebar or here to GlossyBox if you’d like. They have One Month or more subscriptions, and of course the longer you subscribe for, the more the price is reduced. I hope you will like the service as much as I do if you do decide to purchase it.

🙂
Jody

Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup 12/21

Nails for Newtown

I am so saddened and sickened by the events which took place Friday in Newtown, Connecticut. My heart goes out to all the families and all their friends. I hope that someday they can put their lives back together.

White manis in honor of Peace, Non-Violence and Remembrance of the Innocent



Holly Jolly Holiday Advent Giveaway – reveal day 11

I’m really excited to be participating in a fun Holly Jolly Holiday Advent Giveaway with other bloggers and friends. It started December 5th! You can win some really great gifts and follow some really great blogs and facebook pages by signing up! So here goes…

Today’s reveal is *drum roll please* Ta Da –

All 7 polishes from the SoFlaJo Party Time Collection. These include the scattered holographic Hidden Gem. Holographic glittered Ice Dancer. Three mattes – Red Carpet, Blue-Ray, and Last to Leave. And the holiday glitter Yule Tidings.

You can also follow the calendar if you can’t wait to see who will reveal the next treat on the calendar!

OK so now you’ve seen today’s prize, and the sneaky peeky of the calendar so that you know who’s next, you probably want to know how to play, right? OK, here it is. You are eligible to win any of the prizes by following the sign-up process below. This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only. And here is the sign-up –

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Tweezerman & Cynthia Rowley

I’ve been seeing nail polishes and nail treatments by Cynthia Rowley in many of the better department stores lately. And now she’s joined forces with brand icon Tweezerman, with the Cynthia Rowley Limited Edition Designer Series collection, exclusively at Sephora.

Tweezerman was kind enough to send me two of the new items and I’m really excited to be able to share them with you. I know you’ve seen me post about Tweezerman before and their fine line of eye beauty products. They also have a manicure line which you may not be aware of. So I’m going to talk to you not only about the new slant tweezer I was sent, but also about the double-sided file (Filemate), both from the new Cynthia Rowley line.

I love the feel of this tweezer and I’m one of those that keeps things like scissors, files, AND tweezers, in all rooms of the house. I have used them for stray hairs, removing splinters, tweezing my brow, (and maybe one you don’t want to admit to – the occasional picking of a flea or tick off my kitty, or maybe your dog). This slant design is easy to use and the colors are beautiful, so this one may be kept in my bathroom cabinet! 🙂 I received the cobalt blue and I love the design mixed with the green, white and black. It is also available in a light blue.

The double-sided Filemate comes in a similar pattern to the file I received, but in multiple shades of pinks, white and cobalt blue. The small size snuggles in it’s own slim case to keep it clean and protected, and fits comfortably in a pocket or purse.

These are really fun and functional products Tweezerman and Cynthia Rowley have come up with. I would recommend picking them up for yourself, or as stocking stuffers. Yeah, I think I know what my girls might be getting this year. And I’ve got a nice little Sephora gift card just burning a hole in my pocket!

🙂

These products were sent to my by Tweezerman for my honest and impartial review.

November GlossyBox Reveal

I have been so very happy with the subscription box service GlossyBox! I joined them in August when a friend posted a 3-month discount link to them. I was a little on the fence because I’ve seen the contents of some of the other subscription boxes people get from other sources. But I figured 3-months was worth a shot.

WOW – am I ever glad I joined. I just ordered another 3-months with them and this is the box I received this week!

First off they send a mini magazine every month with the products that are included as well as many other trending cosmetic and beauty products. Everything that I’ve gotten has been either full-size or a VERY generous sample size (not little packets, but samples that you can get many uses out of).

This month was a full size Illamasqua Make-up Pencil. The color is Spell and it’s a beautiful pink/coral/red that can be used on the lips or eyes. I’m really big on wearing pink on my eyelids and have several pink eyeliners already, so this is one more to add to that arsenal! It glides on smoothly and really makes a pop on the eyes which for me is a fun way to wear it to work with the next item. I like it! This product is made in the UK.

Kryolan for Glossybox blusher in Glossy Rosewood is also a multi-purpose cosmetic that can be worn on eyes, lips, and cheeks. Again it’s another pink shade, so this one too, will go on my lids. I’ve worn pink and charcoal on my eyes for years. It’s flattering and fun! I like that its matte. I used this with The Balm Matt Batali eye shadow I got in my Ipsy/MyGlam bag a couple months ago. These two are a great combo for me for work. This product is made in Germany.

The last full size item is Incoco Nail Polish Appliques. These real nail polish strips contain, basecoat, color coat, and topcoat in one strip. What a time saver! And they are 3-free – no dbp, toluene, or formaldehyde! The color is Sinderella and another perfect reddish shade I will wear. I’ve never worn nail strips, so I’m pretty excited to try these. They look like they are full enough for anybody’s nail, and since mine are wide and long I think these will work perfectly. 16 double-ended strips are included in each package. This product is also made in Germany.

The Nu-Me Arganics Argan Oil is 10ml and comes in a dark colored bottle with a dropper. I’m already a user of Argan oil so I’m looking forward to trying this brand. This product is made in the USA.

The last item is a “sample” size Skin & Co. Truffle Serum in a .5oz tube. This Hydro-Toning Day Face Serum is non-greasy and soaks rapidly into my face. I like the feel of this one and I like the fragrance which is light coconut (which is one of the extract ingredients). I don’t always like the way serums look or feel on my face but having used it once, I can say that I do like its texture. This product is made in Italy.

Also included are generous discount certificates for Nu-Me and Skin & Co.

If you’re on the fence about this box, you can also try just a one-month subscription. Or if you really want to save, go for the 12-months! That’s what I will be doing when this one expires! There is a link over there —–>; that will take you directly to the site, or you can click here.

Give it a try and let me know what you think. Or if you already subscribe, please let me know how you like the service!

NEW Nail Polish & Makeup GrAB bAg SaLe!

Just a Small Display of Items in Grab Bags

Hey I’m offering Grab Bags that include all NEW items. These will include:

4 Full Size Polishes

PLUS 1 SoFlaJo mini

AND 1 Beauty Care or Hair item

ALL NEW AND UNUSED!

$25 shipping included, US only.

(International please contact me for shipping charge difference.)

Please contact me here to purchase your bag!

🙂

Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup 11/23/2012

Final Hours of CyberMonday Free Shipping

Holiday Nail Polish Sale!

FREE SHIPPING with a minimum $20.00 purchase and must be purchased from this site (etsy sales are not included in this sale). ALL collections are included as long as the purchase total is $20.00. This sale is open to both domestic and international customers and ends at Midnight Tonight!

Welcome to the SoFlaJo shopping experience!

Click on the Shopping tab above and the drop down menu will take you to all the different collections and goodies! Or click on any link below! Happy Shopping!

Year of the Dragon Nail Polish Collection

Happy Hour Nail Polish Collection

Life’s a Beach Nail Polish Collection

Terrified Nail Polish Collection

Party Time Nail Polish Collection

I am an indie polish maker who has been making personal care items since the 1980s. Originally opened in a small storefront in Michigan, upon moving to Florida I lived on a sailboat for a dozen years and pursued other endeavors. However I am returning to my “roots” and will be releasing original creations and time-tested favorites once again.

SoFlaJo Holiday Nail Polish Sale!

Holiday Nail Polish Sale!

FREE SHIPPING with a minimum $20.00 purchase and must be purchased from this site (etsy sales are not included in this sale). ALL collections are included as long as the purchase total is $20.00. This sale is open to both domestic and international customers and ends at midnight Monday 11/26.

Welcome to the SoFlaJo shopping experience!

Click on the Shopping tab above and the drop down menu will take you to all the different collections and goodies! Or click on any link below! Happy Shopping!

Year of the Dragon Nail Polish Collection

Happy Hour Nail Polish Collection

Life’s a Beach Nail Polish Collection

Terrified Nail Polish Collection

Party Time Nail Polish Collection

I am an indie polish maker who has been making personal care items since the 1980s. Originally opened in a small storefront in Michigan, upon moving to Florida I lived on a sailboat for a dozen years and pursued other endeavors. However I am returning to my “roots” and will be releasing original creations and time-tested favorites once again.

Thankfully, Everybody LOVES Nail Polish!

  

If you’ve been following my blog you know that my mom used to live with us. We did a lot of things together and we had a lot of fun. Last April she had a stroke, and although it didn’t end her ability to speak, it seriously hampered her ability to care for herself. After her stint in rehab was over, and because of her advanced age, we thought it was better for her to stay at the rehab and nursing home. They do an awesome job and I’m sure  you’ve seen my pix and videos of her on the SoFlaJo facebook page. She is in better care than I could give her at home, and she is able to socialize in a better setting as well.

   

So on to the reason for this post! Tuesdays at the nursing home are manicure days! A gal who has come to be a dear friend, and who LOVES her own nails looking blingy, is the one that does the manicures. There is no extra charge for it, it is one of the social events on their very booked social calendar for the residents! The residents gather in one of the designated rooms and it’s like a coffee clache with all of them there! I have had so much fun when I’ve been able to attend. Elainey also will go around to the individual resident’s rooms if they are not capable of coming to the mani gathering.

I asked the Activities Director, Nicole, if I could donate some polishes and maybe makeup. She said “Oh Yes, but the makeup has to be new, not so with the polish.” Aha – did I find a great way to get rid of polishes I either don’t like or didn’t want anymore and didn’t think they were ones anyone would want to swap. BUT, I also gathered together some of my unused makeup and hair supplies because Nicole makes “goodie bags” for the residents for special occasions like birthdays and holidays since many of them don’t have any visitors. And that really makes me sad. I’ve done my best to learn the names of many of the residents, at least the ones who are out socializing. And I can confirm that I don’t see some of them ever have a visitor.

A Nail Polish & Goodie Bag donation I made to the nursing home.

So, during this month of November when we should all be thankful for something, I’m thankful that Mom is still with us and that she is receiving such good care. Maybe you would like to take some time out of your schedule and pop in on a local nursing home with a bag of nail polish and makeup (and I’m sure you’re gonna tell me you’re very busy), but think what it would be like to be all alone with no visitors that come to see you. And not all of the residents are elderly. Many have had accidents or illnesses that have placed them in continued care.

If you are interested in just sending off a care package to my mom’s facility, please feel free to send it to:

Broward Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Attn: Nicole, 1330 South Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Remember to be Thankful this month. And Happy Thanksgiving!

🙂

Jody

Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup 11/16/2012

Party Time Nail Polish Collection

SoFlaJo Party Time Nail Polish Collection

**Apply Top Coat to our Glitter Finish Polishes to smooth any slightly rough edges**

Ice Dancer – I love the sparkle and glitz of the costumes and the fancy footwork of Ice Dancers. When designing this holographic glitter mix of blues, silvers and browns in a blue base, I wanted a “topper” that could be worn alone with opacity in 2-3 coats or dress up favorite undies with its shimmer.

Watch Ice Dancer Polish Glisten on YouTube

      
ICE DANCER .5oz/15ml $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

ICE DANCER 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

Hidden Gem – We’re rocking this party! I find fascinating rocks on my walks and break them open at home to reveal glittering treasures inside. Hidden Gem is a steely blue teal polish with flashes of green and blue flecks and rainbows of scattered holo. Opacity is reached in two coats.

      


HIDDEN GEM .5oz/15ml $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

HIDDEN GEM 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

Ballroom – Our Ballroom is grand sized with opulent decorations in reds and golds. On the nail this polish glistens with flecks of red. Now turn your hand to reveal a golden glow. Opacity is reached in two coats.

Watch Ballroom Polish change colors on YouTube

      
BALLROOM .5oz/15ml $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

BALLROOM 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

Yule Tidings – Joe and I want to wish everyone Yule Tidings during this season of parties & merriment. This polish is a micro glitter mix of red, green and holographic glitters, and a few hexes and stars to remind you of a twinkling tree, sitting in a green base. Worn alone will require 2-3 coats for near opacity. As a topper it adds holiday sparkle to pale green or other undies.

      
YULE TIDINGS .5oz/15ml $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

YULE TIDINGS 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

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**Apply Top Coat to our Matte Finished Polishes to bring out sparkle and shimmer hidden within**

Red Carpet – Walk the Red Carpet at this party. This beautiful red matte polish I created will remind you of that experience every time you wear it. Opacity is reached in two coats.

     
RED CARPET .5oz/15ml $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

RED CARPET 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

Blue-Ray – Blue-Ray is a bright blue matte polish that brings technicolor to your nails with hints of purple. Opacity is reached in two coats.

    


BLUE-RAY .5oz/15ml $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

BLUE-RAY 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

Last to Leave – Everybody knows those people that are the Last to Leave the party. This green matte polish is dedicated to the last one out the door when the party’s over. Oh yeah, please turn out the lights! Opacity is reached in two coats.

      
LAST TO LEAVE .5oz/15ml $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

LAST TO LEAVE 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

Full Sets of Regular Size and Minis available with Discounted Shipping!

PARTY TIME FULL SIZE SET .5oz/15ml each $70.00 Click to BUY NOW Shipping Discount Applied
PARTY TIME COLLECTION MINI SET 5ml each $35.00 Click to BUY NOW Shipping Discount Applied

All SoFlaJo polishes are made from natural pigments and glitters with bases free of the chemicals Toluene, Formaldehyde Resin and Dibutyl Phthalate and Formaldehyde. All SoFlaJo polishes contain stainless steel mixing balls (and always have).

Each bottle comes attractively packaged and protectively bubble wrapped

Hallloween Swaps!

ATTN: PICTURE HEAVY

I’ve got to tell you, as if you didn’t already know,

I LOVE Halloween!

Last year I did a couple of Halloween swaps that were so much fun, so I was pretty excited to be involved in FOUR this year! And I got some really great stuff!

From my friend Rachel at Glam Polish in Australia (click her for her blog link btw) I got beautiful Ozotics, Vegemite (which I LOVE thanks to her always sending it to me), a boomerang, a couple of Koala bears, unshelled macadamia nuts (I’ve never seen them that way before) and a Picture Polish Dorothy for my hubby Joe (who collects anything Wizard of Oz)!

 

She also sent me one of her own handmade polishes! And it is beautiful!

My next swap was with my friend Nikki. She and I go back awhile and she lives near where I used to in Michigan. She is a huge penguin fanatic. Just look at this cute package!

 

She sent me two Sephora OPI polishes I’d been after as well as the darling black and orange Ty kitty. Also lots of goodies to use in my Halloween party theme!

I swapped as well with a fellow polish maker Kirsten from All That Glitters who sent me four of her fabulous polishes and a Starbucks gift card!

  

 

And here’s a really quick and uncleaned up mani because I wanted to see what my favorite one would look like on – Witch Craft!

I also did a Secret Halloween swap. From a nice gal named Andrea I got more polishes – China Glaze and my first Miso – and beauty goodies!

I’m already involved in two Secret Santa swaps as well as two other Christmas swaps. I am looking forward to sharing all those goodies with you next month, too!

🙂

Jody