This weekend the Sweeties Reviews Team asked the CT Blogging Community and friends to participate in a Margaritas and Manicures (#margaritasmanicures) Product Review and Party Event.
Products that were featured were SensatioNail, a gel nail polish kit,
Master of Mixes Margarita Mix (traditional and strawberry),
and L'Oreal of Paris Nail Polish Products
And, to top it off, the great folks at Jalapeno Heaven in Branford, CT sent over some delicious chips, salsa, guacamole, potato poppers, popper bites, and mini-chimichangas to go along with the Margaritas!
What a great time everyone had!
Let's start with the SensatioNail Starter Kit. The starter kit comes with the Pro 3060 LED lamp, gel cleaner, gel primer, color gel polish, and gel base and top coat. Everything you need to get started!
There's a multi-step process that must take place when using SensatioNail, just like when gel nail polish is applied in a salon. The drying, or "curing" process between steps is critical in order to obtain maximum results. The good news, the curing is quick, and only requires 30-60 seconds under the LED lamp, depending on which step you're on.
You MUST use the LED lamp to cure between each step.
The SensatioNail polish itself drys immediately upon application - it's truly AMAZING. Best of all - they have such a wide array of colors. I used color #71594 taupe tulips (shown below to the right). It truly is INVINCIBLE nail polish and should go two weeks without chipping when applied correctly.
It's a relatively easy process to do by yourself. Here, Hilary from My Own Blog Review applies a coat of polish. You can read Hilary's review, which includes directions (!!!) by clicking: HERE
We were lucky to have a designated (non-drinking!) bartender in Nicole from OberBargains preparing the frozen margaritas for the review crew.
This was my first time trying Master of Mixes Margarita Mix and I was pleasantly surprised!
I'm traditionally a purist and prefer my margaritas made from scratch with fresh lime juice, triple sec, and tequila. The taste from Master of Mixes is almost the same as from scratch, with an ever so slightly sweeter flavor. Nice -- and natural tasting! I will definitely use this mix for parties or when serving more than just a few people, as it is so much easier than squeezing all those limes (!!!) ... and the flavor is great!
Here's Wendy from Connecticut Bloggers and Sweeties Reviews, enjoying a much deserved mammoth margarita at our event!
Those who didn't use the gel nail polish used the L'Oreal of Paris Nail Polish and every participant completed a survey at the conclusion of the review and received a complimentary L'Oreal polish and professional emery board!
I loved the L'Oreal color I selected, #300, Walk on the Beach (seen above)! What can I say? I'm a beigey - beachy type of gal! It's a great neutral shade that I can wear every day, yet pretty enough that it will work for those special occasions!
All in all it was an informational and fun event!
Here's a link to the Sweeties Review Wrap Up on Margaritas and Manicures: Click HERE
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Have you tried any new nail products?
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Disclaimer: The products featured at this event were complimentary and provided by SensatioNail, L'Oreal, Master of Mixes, Jalapeno Heaven, and Sweeties Review. However, all opinions expressed are my own.