Simple Gold Polka Dots and Glitter Manicure

Simple Gold Polka Dots and Glitter Manicure 2

I haven’t experimented much with polka dots, so I thought I’d give it a shot. I love the classic look of uniform dots, and I have seen a lot of cute manis lately with metallic dots on white.  I used a combination of different SOG brands for this mani.  The green polish is Ink Wasabi,(…)

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CND Shellac Hotski to Tchotchke

CND Shellac Hotski to Tchotchke 12

I finally tried CND Shellac gel polish for the first time. I chose this bright teal blue color from the lot that I recently purchased called Hotski to Tchotchke. Teal is my favorite color so naturally I was drawn to it and had to try it before all the others.

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Gelish Under Her Spell Collection Fall 2013

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Update: My swatches and review of the Under Her Spell collection are now available here. ### Gelish MINI® Introduces Six New Shades Inspired by Femme Fatale Fashion SEDUCTIVE AND FEMININE HUES DEFINE THE FALL SEASON BREA, Calif. – (July 2013) – Sparked by the feminine textures of lace and tulle, along with fabrics such as(…)

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Nail Art with Feather Water Decals from the Born Pretty Store

Nail Art with Feather Water Decals from the Born Pretty Store 5

I’m always looking for nail art decorations that will work well with gel polish and I have another one to share with you today.  The Born Pretty Store sent me these feather water decals to try.  The set comes with 11 different feather designs, and I chose to use the pink and purple ones to(…)

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Ink Mauvelous Swatch & SOG Haul!

Ink Mauvelous Swatch & SOG Haul! 4

This is Ink Mauvelous #44. The color surprised me because it looks nothing like the label on the bottle. I thought it would be more of a purple shade, but it’s a mauvy pink.

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Gelish Reserve Swatch

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This is Gelish Reserve, a frosty neutral color. One of my besties says this is her favorite Gelish color. […]

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Kate Bryan’s Weekend Wear Look with Almay Cosmetics

Kate Bryan’s Weekend Wear Look with Almay Cosmetics 0


I was delighted to be asked by BlogHer to share this Almay-sponsored video series, “Different Occasions. Different Looks. Always Pretty.” In this video, find out how you can get Kate’s Weekend Wear Look!

This look is very natural and also quick and easy to achieve. This video pretty much sums up my every-day makeup routine. I like to keep it simple most days, and I never leave the house without blush and mascara! The Almay CC cream is intriguing. I will have to check it out since I like to wear a very lightweight foundation.

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