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  • Sinful Colors - Sinful Nudes

    Beauty

    Sinful Colors – Sinful Nudes Nail Polish

    You may remember back before Halloween Sinful Colors was kind enough to send me a big PR package with some decorative goodies as well as a bunch of polishes from their Conjured Color line. Well they recently sent me polishes from their upcoming line – Sinful Nudes! I was so excited to receive these nail polishes because I had no idea they were sending them to me. It was a pretty exciting surprise to receive! The shades all range from pinky, champagne polishes to dark browns. So far I have tried one of the shades with is a pink toned gold with a shimmery effect. It’s called “Tease”. I think…

  • Sinful Colors - Conjured Color

    Beauty

    Sinful Colors – Conjured Color

    If you’ve been following me for a while then you know I typically paint my own nails. It’s not that I don’t like going to the nail salon, but I don’t usually have the time and I’d rather save the money. So unless I’m treating myself to a mani/pedi or have somewhere special to go where I’d like to get my nails professionally done – I’ll do them myself. In fact this past summer when I had a marathon of weddings to go to within 1 month, I just did my own nails each time. Now, even though I do my own nails I am by no means an expert…

  • Essie - A Cut Above + Eternal Optimist

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    Fall Transition Nails: A Cut Above + Eternal Optimist

    I did my nails last night while watching Dirty Dancing and I loved the colors so much I thought I’d share! I painted my nails with Essie’s “Eternal Optimist” which is a beautiful pink rose color. On my ring fingers I topped “Eternal Optimist” with “A Cut Above”, a pretty rosy pink glitter, for accent nails. I think these colors are the perfect fall transition nail colors. They are rosier and more muted than the fun, bright summer colors, but aren’t your typical dark winter colors. The perfect in-between shades! Essie polishes never disappoint me and I’m seriously loving these colors!

  • Neutral Pink Nails

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    Nails: Strobe Light + Sugar Coat

    Over the weekend I wanted to do my nails and do something neutral but also a little sparkly since we’ve sort of officially entered the holiday season now. I decided to paint my nails using Wet n Wild’s “Sugar Coat” because I hadn’t used it in a long time. I also hadn’t used my Sally Hansen “Strobe Light” in a while and I thought the two polishes would go great together. Don’t mind my cuticles – I didn’t have time to take care of them before painting my nails that day! I forgot how thin “Sugar Coat” is and I had to do 3 coats to just make it that opaque…

  • Fringe Factor + Old Park Lane

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    Nails: Fringe Factor

    Last month was my birthday and my best friend got me a few nail things since she knows I like to do my own nails. I haven’t gotten a professional manicure in a while, not because I don’t like them, but because I’m trying to get better at doing my own nails. Plus I have a bunch of polishes that need to be used and it doesn’t hurt that I’m saving some money by doing my own nails. She got me a cuticle set and polishes amongst other things. I’ll be talking about the cuticle set in a post of its own sometime this fall after I’ve used it a…

  • Black & Purple X Nails

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    Black & Purple X Nails

    The other night I did my nails as my way of decompressing and relaxing for the night. I decided I wanted to play around with my nail striping tape some more. Originally, I wanted to do a double v with the tape, but I was getting frustrated with trying to place the tape in the v-shape and getting the tape angled correctly. So I gave up on that (for now, I’ll try again another time!) and just made x’s with the tape I had already cut out for the v’s. I painted my thumbs and pinkies black using “Knockout” from Revlon. I painted my pointer, middle, and ring fingers purple with…

  • snowman-winter-nails

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    Snowman Winter Nails

    This post ended up being perfectly timed. I painted my nails a few nights ago and I was thinking that when I posted the pictures on here I would write about how much I wanted a snow day especially since other than a few dustings and an inch here and there we hadn’t had any real snow this year. Well my wish came true because we have a snow day today! It’s crazy because just yesterday it was 60 degrees and felt like spring. It was a beautiful day. Now we’re back to winter and we’re supposed to get 10-15 inches of snow today! Anyway, back to my nails. I…

  • essie-sunday-funday-t-nail-stamp

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    Nail Stamping: Geometric T’s & Crosses

    You may have seen a glimpse of my nails in yesterday’s Rocksbox post so I’m here today to give you some more details on it! Over the weekend, I painted my nails with Essie’s Sunday Funday polish a bright coral color. I wanted to break out my nail stamping plates again and try out another pattern. Click here for a look at my first attempt using the stamping kit. I chose to use a white polish (OPI’s Alpine Snow) and a geometric T and cross pattern. Top: Nordstrom Rack | Sunglasses: Quay Australia The stamp didn’t come out as crisp and clean as I had hoped but it could’ve been the polish…

  • Turquoise Nail Art Pen & Lillian Eve Nail Polish

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    Turquoise Heart Nails

    Happy Thursday! We’re almost at the weekend. It’s been a crazy busy week at work with no time to breathe basically. It didn’t help that on Tuesday, I got stuck at work because my car wouldn’t start! So thankful for AAA Roadside Assistance for getting my car fixed up. I got home about an hour and a half later than usual, but I guess it could’ve been worse. By the way, thanks for all the support I got from yesterday’s post about my YouTube channel! If you haven’t yet, please check it out – I would be so grateful! I have a quick post for you today. I did a simple…

  • Beauty

    Rediscovered: Crackle Nails

    A few weeks ago, I was going through my nail polish and decided to use my Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat because I hadn’t used it in ages. I’m not even sure if it’s still available to buy, but it creates a cool effect on the nails. First, you paint your nails with another polish. Once that dries, you put the Crackle Overcoat on. It’s pretty cool to watch because as you paint it on you can see it cracking and shrinking to form this cracked design on your nails. It’s not exactly a polished look (see what I did there? 😉 ) but it is something different and a little…