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  • Kiss Nails - Fanciful

    Beauty

    Fanciful Press-On Nails

    Last year Kiss sent me some products including some really pretty press-on nails. Since it was around the holidays I tried out the darker, more glitzy set and I left the lighter sparkly tip set for another time. I kept putting off trying out the set until this weekend. This light pink set with silver sparkly tips is called “Fanciful” and like last time I trimmed them back significantly because they were so long! Putting them on was easy again. It’s always trial and error to see which nails will fit which fingernail best. What was difficult this time around was getting the adhesive stickies to stick properly to my…

  • 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…

  • Kiss - Glam Fantasy Nails

    Beauty

    Kiss – Press On Nails

    It’s been a few years since I’ve had my nails professionally done. It’s a mix of not having time and not wanting to spend the money. So I have been painting my own nails for a while. However, if you’ve been following me for a while then you know my nail art skills have lots of room for improvement. So when I got a box of goodies sent to me from Influenster and Kiss, I was excited to see 2 packs of press-on-nails included. I was never one to get my nails done regularly at the salon but there was a stretch of time when I’d go a few times…

  • 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

    Beauty

    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!

  • Nails - Silver Rose

    Beauty

    Nails: Silver Roses

    It’s been a while since I’ve used my Flash Tattoo nail tattoos so when I was deciding what to do with my nails the other day I decided to do something with those. I wanted to paint my nails a nice, light, springy color since it’s officially spring, at least calendar wise if not weather wise, and because it’s Easter weekend. I decided to go with Essie’s “Perfect Posture”, a nice light periwinkle blue color. I thought a silver Flash Tattoo tattoo would look great against the shade and I went with silver roses on my ring fingers. The combination of the silver and periwinkle is perfect and the roses…

  • Christmas Ruffian nails

    Beauty

    Christmas Ruffian Nails

    Merry Christmas Eve! I can’t believe Christmas is actually here. It seems to have really crept up out of nowhere this year. My family and I are actually celebrating Christmas today because we’re flying out tomorrow morning for a family trip. I have a few posts scheduled to go up while I’m away and I will be starting some travel diary posts later on in the week while I’m gone. But, to see what I’m up to you can always check out my Instagram particularly my stories for live updates! I always try to do festive nails for Christmas and I’d been looking at ideas for a while. i wanted…

  • Fall Polka Dot Nails

    Beauty

    Fall Polka Dot Nails

    Last week I wanted to do something fall/Thanksgiving-y for my nails. I fully intended to try to do plaid nails using fall colors (brown, orange, red, white) but when I sat down to do my nails I really did not have the patience to try to draw straight lines on my nails. If you didn’t know, drawing straight lines on your nails is no easy task! So at the last minute I changed my mind and painted my nails brown and then used the other colors to do a polka dot look. The polished I used: (Brown) OPI – “That’s What Friends Are Thor” (White) OPI – “Alpine Snow” (Orange)…

  • Neutral Pink Nails

    Beauty

    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…

  • Deborah Lippmann - Cuticle Lab Kit

    Beauty

    Deborah Lippman – Cuticle Lab Set

    For my birthday in August, my bff got me a few goodies and this Deborah Lippman Cuticle Lab Set was one of them. I rarely ever go to get my nails done in a salon anymore. I actually can’t remember the last time I did. I don’t have anything against nail salons, I just don’t make the time to go and I’ve also been trying to get better at doing my own nails. Plus, when I do my own nails it saves me money which I’d prefer to put towards food, clothes, and other beauty items. Anyway, my friend knows I do my own nails so she got me this cuticle…