So I’m finally getting around to trying some of the new nail polishes I’ve received.

For this weeks manicure I am using Wet n Wild MegaLast in I Need a Refresh-Mint. At first glance I was a little iffy about the shade of blue’ish mint green in the bottle but I decided to give it a shot and OMG what a color!!!! The formula is top-notch & I can always appreciate polishes that don’t chip easily. The color is very pigmented and I really only needed 1 coat to cover the whole nail but added the 2 for that extra POP. Besides loving the actually shade of this polish, I really love the shape of the brush which Wet n Wild calls their Manicure pro brush. These retail for under $2. That price is a steal for the quality.

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When trying to jazz up an outfit, accessories are a MUST.

That is why I want to introduce you guys to Majestical Jewelry.

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Majestical Jewelry was started by a small group of jewelry-addicts in Charleston, SC. They wanted to offer high fashion & high quality items at an affordable price. They love bold statement pieces as well as designer inspired jewelry.

Here are a few of my favorite items from their site:

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1. Kiawah Island Crystal Statement Necklace $35

2. Mint Bib Set $24

3. Get Cut Out Necklace $14.99

4. Drops Of Nature Necklace $33

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1. Multi-Colored Jeweled Leaf Drop Earrings $25

2. Timeless Sparkle Studs $19

3. Smoky Crystal Cuff $25

4. Deco Disks Bracelet $28

Not only does Majestical offer Fashion Jewelry but they also carry jewelry in gemstones, pearls and silver as well as charms.

I want to thank my friends over at Majestical Jewelry for sending me this super cute crescent moon bracelet! Make sure to visit their website and use promo code:

15DOLLARSOFF for $15 off your purchase of $55 or more.

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BUT most of all, I want to thank them for hosting a Giveaway for the readers of Pearls & Paris! The giveaway is for a $20 giftcard to www.MajesticalJewelry.com so that you can purchase an item of your choice!

The Rules

1. You have to be a US resident.

2. You must be following my blog.

3. You must comment below to enter &  let me know which Social Media site(s) you follow Pearls & Paris on & your handle. You will receive 1 entry for each site (WP, IG & Twitter)

Twitter: @pearlsNparis_xo and/or Instagram: pearls_and_paris

This giveaway will last 2 weeks, ending on April 14th & the winner will be randomly selected.

GOOD LUCK!

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Pantone has announced their pick for Color of the Year -2014-

Radiant Orchid!

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Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is  an expressive, creative and embracing purple—one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony  of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health.

I’m sure some may associate this color with Barney but I absolutely LOVEEE it! It’s a perfect accent color that can blend well with all skin tones.

Here are some trends in Radiant Orchid:

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PC: Frillseeker

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PC: Become Gorgeous

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How do you feel about this color?

Click HERE to check out Sephoras Pinterest board on the Pantone Color of the Year!

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Faux Fur Vest, Motto Leggings & Black long sleeve from Dots

Bag from Michael Kors

A few months ago I purchased the Kat Von D Spellbinding Lipstick Set through Sephora online. It was a MUST HAVE for me because it allowed me to test out 10 different shades of lipstick. Even though the lipsticks are tiny, you will get a lot of wear from just 1 tube and they are the perfect size to throw in your clutch for a night out.

Here’s a look at the packaging and the products:

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Here is each colored swatched — Top: no flash // Bottom: with flash

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Colors from Left to Right:

Backstage Bambi, Lovecraft, Thin Lizzy, Underage Red, Ritual,

Mau5, A Go-Go, l.u.v, Bachelorette, & Vampira

I haven’t been able to test out every color but so far I absolutely love them! They are so pigmented and are long-lasting while leaving your lips moisturized. I love the versatility of the colors as well. This set includes neutral tones like Lovecraft and Ritual to colors that POP and are sure to stand out like Vampira, l.u.v and A Go-Go.

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Color: A-Go-Go

Needless to say… Orange is not my color. Some woman can really pull this color off though and for those who can it is fabulous!

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Color: Vampira

Vamperia is such a great deep color – perfect for Fall & Winter.

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Color: Underage Red

This is such a great red that looks perfect year round.

This set is SOLD OUT on Sephora 🙁 but with a little google search I saw there was a few listed on EBay & Amazon but at a higher mark up. Some of the colors are available in full size tubes HERE.

What do you think about this kit?