Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ornamental Glow

Nothing to Disclose

Happy Thursday! It's hard to believe it's only one week until Christmas! I am more behind this year than I have ever been. I will be finishing up my shopping this weekend, and there are still a few decorations I haven't put up yet! I am usually pretty early and on top of everything so it's driving me crazy to feel like I'm behind. But it will all get done, right?! 

And because I've been so busy, I haven't had much time for blogging or nail art, which makes me sad. I have so many ideas floating around in my head but haven't had time to sit down and execute them. BUT, I did have a little bit of time (late on Saturday night) to try a radial gradient. Well, try again. This was my 3rd attempt at a radial gradient and the first one I've been happy with!

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

6 Harts Polish: Montana Sunrise and Rio Helado (and Healing Calendula Cuticle Oil) - Swatches and Review

Press Sample
(Cuticle Oil purchased by me)

Hello lovelies! I have a couple of gorgeous polishes from 6 Harts Polish to show you today, as well as a quick review of her cuticle oil. 

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Mystical Winter Frost... or Expecto Patronum?

Nothing to Disclose

Happy Friday! I hope you have had a great week! My apologies for it being so long since my last post. December is so busy! I did find time to do some winter nail art on Wednesday, and I am so excited to share it with you!

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Elevation Polish: Darkness Collection Plus The Kek and Yeti was a Shadow 2 (LE) - Swatches and Review

Press Sample

Happy Friday! Today I have the new polishes from Elevation for December! These will launch December 7th at 9 PM CST (10 EST). The polishes releasing this month include the four polishes that make up the Darkness Collection, The Kek (Kekekabic) and a limitied edition, only available during December, Yeti was a Shadow 2. 

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Northern Star Polish: The Vampire Collection - Swatches and Review

Press Sample

Good evening! It's a cool and rainy evening here which makes me a happy gal! I have a gorgeous collection from Northern Star Polish to show you tonight. This collection is "inspired by the nebulous world of the vampire."

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Paint Box Polish: Dragons Are a Girl's Best Friend Collection - Swatches and Review

Press Sample

Good evening! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a good Monday (or as good as a Monday can be). Today I have a brand new bevy of beauties from Paint Box Polish to show you! This collection launched on Black Friday and are available now! 

The Dragons Are a Girl's Best Friend Collection is made up of four polishes, all with different finishes, inspired by some of our favorite dragons!

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Sparkly Holiday Gradient featuring Q-tips Precision Tips


Hello lovelies! Now that Thanksgiving is over here in the US, it is officially time for me to start creating Christmas manis! When I was asked to participate in the #beautyQtips Holiday Glam Campaign I was very excited to share how Q-tips Precision Tips can help everyone create a gorgeous manicure for the holidays or any time of the year! 

I really enjoyed using the Q-tips Precision Tips to clean up this gradient. They were soft and gentle on my skin and the stick was flexible, yet strong enough to do a great job.  The precision tip worked really well to clean up without ruining my manicure. 

I had never used the Q-tips Precision Tips for cleanup before so I decided to put them to the best test I could think of - a vampy red and glitter gradient.  I started off with a base of vampy red. Once it was dry I used a makeup sponge to create the gradient (see image below).

After creating the gradient I was left with the mess below. If you have ever cleaned up red and/or glitter, you know this is not an easy task! So let's see how well the Precision Tips worked!

I used the Precision Tips dipped in pure acetone for the cleanup. After I was done cleaning up I used the Precision Tips again, this time to apply a thick hand cream to my skin and cuticles to replace the moisture I lost using the acetone.

I am happy with the results below! I will definitely be using Q-tips Precision Tips for more manicures. And, after looking at @qtips on Instagram, I will also use them to create fun eye makeup and lipstick looks!

If you would like to re-create this look using Q-tips Precision Tips, I used NCLA Rodeo Drive Royalty as my base and Darling Diva Polish FFF for the silver. 

Do you use Q-tips as part of your beauty routine? If not, I suggest you try out the Precision Tips. I will definitely continue using them! Make sure to check out Q-tips on Instagram for even more holiday glam looks!

Thanks for reading and happy polishing!

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Q-tips. All opinions are my own. 


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