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The Bionic Beauty blog finds free samples of beauty and cosmetics products - Get free samples of John Frieda hair care shampoo and conditioner, Burts Bees body lotion, and Orly nail polishHappy Harry Potter day y’all! (Can you tell that I’m an obsessive HP fangirl???) I’ve been hunting high and low for the latest and greatest in beauty freebies… and here are the kickin’ results!

All you lucky ladies living in Kroger store states can score a free sample of John Frieda Luxurious Volume hair care.  Residents of the following states qualify: AL, AR, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MI, MS, MO, NC, OH, SC, TN, TX, VA, and WV only.

Burts Bees now has a line of body lotions! And you can grab a free lotion sample if you act quickly!
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It’s always fun for me to look at other people’s Top-Rated or Best-of lists whether they are beauty related or not. Maybe it’s one of my odd quirks, but I enjoy comparing what I think should have made the list, and what items make me go “hmmm”. Total Beauty recently indulged my quirkiness by releasing their “Top-Rated Nail Polish” list…

TotalBeauty.com
Top-Rated Nail Polishes

Total Beauty readers’ ratings make up this list of top-rated nail lacquers.

Top-Rated Nail Polishes

This is a TotalBeauty.com nails article

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I really have to disagree with some of their mentions. I like most all nail polish brands well-enough, especially if they have a unique color. However, Revlon coming in at seven was just bizarre to me. I always want to love their polish but every bottle I buy is too thick, and takes forever to dry… and yes, even if I apply a fast-dry topcoat it still takes forever and a day. I have tried thinning it too, but I really think nail polish formulas should come out ready-to-apply. I shouldn’t have to fiddle with a formula to make it work.
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Nail Swatches: Orly’s Prepster Collection

by Bionic Beauty on 25.Jul.2009 · 14 comments

This Orly collection appeared in early Spring 2009, but I just got the chance to pick it all up. While some colors are stands outs, others are just so-so. I guess it all depends on what you like. So on with the swatches!

Orly's Prepster Collection nail polish swatch in Cashmere Cardigan

Orly's Cashmere Cardigan

Cashmere Cardigan is coollllllll… It’s a truly unique periwinkle blue. Love it! It applied like a dream, wore very well and didn’t chip or peel for three days.

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Harry Potter Manicure and Pedicure

by Bionic Beauty on 14.Jul.2009 · 21 comments

Happy Harry Potter day everyone! If you’re not into the whole Potter-universe, I’ll apologize for my following article in advance. I’m a bit of a Harry fan-girl.

So in honor of me and the Bionic friends heading to a midnight showing tonight, I’ve done a full Harry Potter themed manicure and pedicure.

First, the “Dumbledore’s Army” pedicure…

Dumbledore's Army logo nail polish pedicure

Harry Potter - Dumbledore's Army pedicure

I used Sinful Colors nail polish in Rich in Heart (and it runs only about $2.50 at Walgreens stores!). It’s a black toned red and one of my favorites. To add a “magical effect”, I used Orly’s Love Each Other polish. It’s basically a clear coat with really tiny purple shimmer.

I drew on the Dumbledore’s Army logo using Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in Silver. Then followed with a top coat of Seche Vite since the Sally Hansen pens wear off really easily without a big, thick top coat.

Next up, my fingers…
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