Friday, July 21, 2017

Lechat Dare to Wear Metallux Collection, Swatches and Review


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As promised, I'm back with 3 of the Metallux collection! This collection released in June and contains 6 multichrome shifting polishes. I feel like this is the summer of multichrome. I've been featuring so much of it! These have great shifts in 2 coats, so let's check them out!


Lechat Dare to Wear Metallux Collection, Swatches and Review

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Born Pretty Cat Plate: Reverse Stamping Decals

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Today I have a cute plate from Born Pretty! I adore cat images and this plate cracks me up! It reminds me of that image that went viral of all the penguins and there was one panda (or something like that). Well, this is the same! It's a bunch of cats with a random bear and dog lol. I don't know why, but this image cracks me up!

Born Pretty Cat Plate: Reverse Stamping Decals

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Lechat Dare to Wear Mood Polishes, Swatches and Review

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Happy Wednesday! I recently received a sampling of some Dare to Wear polishes from Lechat. First, I'm showing off 3 MOOD polishes! I've been wanting to try these for a long time, but had no idea where to buy them. Well, guess what?! They just opened up their site for e-commerce and you can browse the huge collection of colors. The MOOD polishes have 48 colors! I have three cremes, but they have glitters, shimmers, and cremes!


Lechat Dare to Wear Mood Polishes, Swatches and Review

Monday, July 17, 2017

Blush Lacquer The Golden Hour with Floral Stamping and Beauty Big Bang Multichrome Gems

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Oh hello! So I just found out I'm going on vacation! It was in the works but officially booked AND pushed up to July 25! So I'm trying to schedule some posts, but if you see a more quiet blog in August, that's why! I'll be on the road for 2 weeks traveling and decided not to bring any laptops/tablets. Anyway, today I have a pretty manicure with multichrome everything, so let's get to it.

Blush Lacquer The Golden Hour with Floral Stamping and Beauty Big Bang Multichrome Gems

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Beauty Big Bang Holographic Multichrome Loose Powder

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Good Morning! All the rage in the nail world are these loose powders. I had so much luck with the loose flakies from Beauty Big Bang, that my next order, I went with holographic powder. Since I don't really use gel (despire having two lamps, and about 75 gel polishes LOL), I tested this with regular polish. Well, I have more to learn, so I figured I would share my experience with you!


Beauty Big Bang Holographic Multichrome Loose Powder

Friday, July 14, 2017

Stella Chroma Amortentia and Draught of Peace, Swatches and Review

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Today, you are in for a treat. Multichromes are all the rage right now. If you remember back in October, a tiny group called Multichrome Madness formed, and Paint Box Polish was the first to make a custom. Well, Paint Box Polish is now Stella Chroma and she's re-releasing the coveted Amortentia, along with a gorgeous new release! These are available only through July! If you like multichromes and exclusive polishes, you will want to join the group HERE.

Stella Chroma Amortentia and Draught of Peace


Press Release: KBShimmer Summer Vacation

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Oh Hello! I'm here to share the highly anticipated Summer Vacation collection from KBShimmer! If you remember the Polish Con exclusive, We Make Your Dreams Come Blue, you know everyone freaked over the awesome finish! Now we get an entire collection of this finish!!






Thursday, July 13, 2017

Color Clutch Nail Polish Storage Organizer

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If you are a nail polish addict, storage solutions can be tricky! While I have my IKEA Helmers for my main storage, I actually take nail polish to friends and family to do their nails. I usually toss it all in a makeup bag, but now, I can be much safer with Color Clutch! 

Color Clutch Nail Polish Storage Organizer

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Beauty Big Bang Gold Leaf with KBShimmer Take Back Ctrl

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Do you ever have accidental manicures that you become so obsessed with? I loooooooooove this manicure! Something between the base color, the sparkle, I love it!!

Beauty Big Bang Gold Leaf with KBShimmer Take Back Ctrl

Monday, July 10, 2017

Jessica Phenom Dancing Queens, Swatches and Review

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Hello to a brand new week! I'm kind of in shock that it's basically mid July already. Summer is basically over haha. Okay, I'll slow down! Jessica Cosmetics has a Phenom collection, which I've shown before. Phenom is like gel without the curing. It's supposed to last for 14 days! Now, I can't remember the last time I wore a manicure more than 7 days, but this polish definitely lasts on my nails!

Jessica Phenom Dancing Queens, Swatches and Review

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Beauty Big Bang Dried Flowers with Purple Polka Dot Nail Art

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Happy Saturday! Today is particularly happy because it's my niece's first birthday!! I'm totally confused where time goes! To celebrate her birthday, I'm rocking these nails! Her bedroom is purple and apparently the cupcake frosting will be purple, so I followed suit! I received these dried flowers from Beauty Big Bang, and thought it would be a great addition!

Beauty Big Bang Dried Flowers with Purple Polka Dot Nail Art

Friday, July 7, 2017

Girly Bits CotM: What the Hell Was I Thinking? and Let's Do This Again!

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I'm here today with the June CotM from Girly Bits. No, I'm not late posting, because these pretties will be available for all of July. I actually love the CotM! I look forward each month to see what Pam will come up with and the punny names she always has! This one was inspired by her Indie Expo event! She put so much work into it, and I hope to go next year!

Girly Bits CotM: What the Hell Was I Thinking? and Let's Do This Again!


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Colors By Llarowe July PoTM: Rebellion

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I have the Colors by Llarowe July PoTM, which will be available on July 10th for a 24 hour period. Rebellion is a great festive red jelly to welcome July and summer! I love red pedicures and I can see this on my toes ASAP!

Colors By Llarowe July PoTM: Rebellion

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Beauty Big Bang Neon Glitter Placement

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Are you recovered from yesterday or your long weekend? Today, I'm playing around with neon glitters from Beauty Big Bang. Beauty Big Bang is an online beauty shop that has tons of makeup and nail accessories. The best news is that this is my second order, and it arrived in 2 weeks! I love that it's so much quicker than other stores!

Beauty Big Bang Neon Glitter Placement


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Fourth of July Nail Art: 3D Stamped Stars

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Happy Fourth of July! Today marks our country's independence so you've probably been seeing a lot of red, white, and blue manicures! I usually try to do a few nail arts but this time, it's just the one. I did these last night and I'm wearing them right now! I love when I'm actually blogging a manicure I'm wearing. 
Fourth of July Nail Art: 3D Stamped Stars

Monday, July 3, 2017

Stella Chroma Blackberry Mint Moscow Mule

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I am loving the Polish Pickup theme for this month! Cocktails and Mocktails leads itself for so much inspiration! I love Moscow Mules, but I've never had a blackberry one! I love that Stella Chroma took her inspiration from it. This is one amazing polish. You DON'T want to miss it. I mean it.

Stella Chroma Blackberry Mint Moscow Mule

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Polish Pickup: Alter Ego Silver Cocktail

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Hi All! Let's give a giant hello to July! Today I'm sharing Alter Ego's contribution to The Polish Pickup which has a theme of Cocktails and Mocktails! I swatched this before my nail break, hence why my nails are so long! Which nail length do you prefer?!

Polish Pickup: Alter Ego Silver Cocktail

Friday, June 30, 2017

Despicable Me 3 Minion Nail Art

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Happy Friday! Today, Despicable Me 3 is released so of course, I had to do some festive nail art! I adore this movie franchise and minions are pretty cute! I love Agnes though. Ok, on to the nails!

Despicable Me 3 Minion Nail Art

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Pusheen Calendar Series: June 2017 Chef Pusheen Nail Art

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Wow, we are halfway through 2017! Pusheen manicure reminds me of the months passing by and whattttt?! This month, Chef Pusheen gives us an important lesson on cooking.

Pusheen Calendar Series: June 2017 Chef Pusheen Nail Art

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Random NOTD's

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Back in 2012 when I first started blogging, there weren't that many indies, and there really wasn't a thing such a press samples unless you worked with a few of the major brands. We would post our NOTDs (Nails of the Day) and whatever art we did rather than swatches. So I figured I would show you what I've been wearing in between swatch fests and bring back the good ol' NOTD!




Tuesday, June 27, 2017

KBShimmer All the Bright Moves Smoosh Manicure with Stamping

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Hi All! Do you ever have a manicure in mind that you want to do but keep forgetting?! I originally planned these for my birthday nails 3 weeks ago, but decided on Tie Dye! I finally got a chance to do these and eeee, I love them! I wore them to a Third Eye Blind last Friday and loved it. By the way, Third Eye Blind just started their summer tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album and it was amazing! I highly suggest going!

KBShimmer All the Bright Moves Smoosh Manicure with Stamping

Monday, June 26, 2017

Stella Chroma Premier Collection

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Happy Monday! Today's post is very special! Paint Box Polish completely re-branded, but her polish is the same amazing formula and finishes. This premier collection is a trio with amazing formulas and I think it's a perfect way to kick off this re-branding! I have news of a giveaway, a coupon, and swatches of this gorgeous trio!

Stella Chroma Premier Collection

Friday, June 23, 2017

Literary Lacquers The Happy Prince, Feather Family, and more!

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As promised, I have three more polishes from Literary Lacquers. These are both returning polishes and special polishes that will return when Literary Lacquers re-opens today! So keep reading for all the details!

Literary Lacquers The Happy Prince, Feather Family, and Orgasm

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Literary Lacquers The Ocean at the End of the Lane Trio

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Hello! I had a busy day today so I apologize for the late night post! I wanted to share the new Literary Lacquers trio that will be part of the brand's Grand Re-Opening. I'm kind of disappointed in myself that I haven't tried Literary Lacquers until now. I mean....I have two degrees in Literature and teach it. Shame on me! Well this trio is inspired by Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane. I actually have this book waiting on my bookshelf! I absolutely loved reading Coraline  and listening to him speak, so I don't know what I'm waiting for!


Literary Lacquers The Ocean at the End of the Lane Trio

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Zoya Wanderlust Comparisons

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Before I stash away the Zoya Wanderlust collection and focus on other summer collections, I wanted to share a few comparisons in this heavy pink collection. When Zoya releases so many colors, it's easy to say hmmmm, isn't that like this one? Well, I've done what I think are the closest colors so let's see who is a dupe!

Zoya Wanderlust Comparisons

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Simple Sugars Lemonade Sugar Scrub

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Good evening! Tonight I'm sharing a scrub from Simple Sugars! I actually finished a jar of this scrub and now I'm on my second jar, so this is a testament to how long I've used the product and I'm going to explain how I used it now!

Simple Sugars Lemonade Sugar Scrub

Monday, June 19, 2017

Stamping with Jessica Cosmetics Prime Collection

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Hi All! I had a feeling when I swatched Jessica Cosmetics Prime Collection HERE that they would stamp. I was particularly excited for the yellow and green polishes! Well, I tested them out so let's see. 

Stamping with Jessica Cosmetics Prime Collection

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Father's Day Nail Art

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Happy Sunday! Today in America, is Father's Day! I did a MOM mani for Mother's Day, so I had to do one for DAD! My dad absolutely loves the color orange, so this is my little tribute to him!

Father's Day Nail Art

Friday, June 16, 2017

Target June 2017 Beauty Boxes

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Here's something a little different! I do enjoy a sub box every now and then but don't really like committing every month. I end up hoarding samples and toss them. I like Target boxes because I can see what's in them and pick and choose. I've skipped them for a while now, but grabbed June's boxes. Remember when these used to be free but then only included samples and coupons?! While these may not be available anymore, I thought I would share since every month, there's a new box (usually first Monday of each month).


Target June 2017 Beauty Boxes

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Zoya Wanderlust Collection, Line and Stripes Nail Art

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It's officially mid-June and I'm confused where time is going! I showed you swatches of the Zoya Wanderlust collection yesterday, so now I want to share some super easy nail art I did with them! I actually LOVE the end results of these!

Zoya Wanderlust Collection, Line and Stripes Nail Art

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Zoya Wanderlust for Summer 2017, Swatches and Review

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Another summer collection coming at you! These 12 piece collections mean you need to grab some coffee and take a seat while you scroll the pretties! Zoya has been really knocking it out of the park with their formulas lately, especially cremes. I use their cremes for nail art a lot, so if you're a creme lover, check this out!

Zoya Wanderlust for Summer 2017


Monday, June 12, 2017

5th Blogging Anniversary: Neon Tie Dye Birthday Nail Art

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Whoa whoa whoa. Calm your horses. It's my fifth blogging birthday, so I appreciate the balloons and confetti, but save some for next year :-P. Ok all, seriously. I can't bellieve it's been five years since I started this little blog! My first post was my birthday manicure and I've been keeping that tradition ever since! My birthday was 6 days ago, but it's a nice tradition. As usual, I was in a neon mood, so I went with tie dye!

5th Blogging Anniversary: Neon Tie Dye Birthday Nail Art

Friday, June 9, 2017

Zoya Summer 2017 Lipsticks: Kay, Kitty, and Kirby

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It's Friday and I'm off to vacation to celebrate my best friend's upcoming wedding and also, my birthday, AND her birthday! So it's going to be a lot of fun at once! I really have enjoyed Zoya lipsticks and they have released three new colors for the summer! 

Zoya Summer 2017 Lipsticks: Kay, Kitty, and Kirby


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Jessica Cosmetics Prime Collection, Swatches and Review

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I have more summer collections to share with you! This time, it's the Jessica Prime Collection which consists of 6 opaque cremes that are bright and wearable. These have amazing formulas and all self-level, and includes probably the best yellow formula I've encountered!

Jessica Cosmetics Prime Collection, Swatches and Review

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Inspired by a Tissue Box? Abstract Dots and Floral Nail Art with KBShimmer

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I took yesterday off as I was enjoying my birthday! My boyfriend surprised me with a mini trip to Atlantic City. We couldn't go far as I have another trip in just a few days (ack on Friday!). I'm actually still in Atlantic City, and wore this mani last week. So I think it's official--this might be the weirdest place I've found nail art inspiration: a tissue box!

Abstract Dots and Floral Nail Art with KBShimmer

Monday, June 5, 2017

China Glaze Summer Reign Collection, Swatches and Review

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Oh hello Monday! I'm not sad about that. It's the first week of June, which means, my birthday. Actually, it's tomorrow, and I'm on my way to a mini vacation (followed my an actual vacation at the end of the week!). To kick off my week, I've got a huge post for you! I showed you some nail art with four of the Summer Reign colors HERE, and I'll be back with more art hopefully this month, if not July.  But I wanted to share swatches of these colors, so you can get them and rock them for summer! These aren't your typical neons, so take a seat and read on!

China Glaze Summer Reign Collection, Swatches and Review

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Fair Maiden Hemera


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Hello Weekend! I hope you're enjoying yourselves! It's the weekend before my birthday and if the weather holds out, I'll be going away, so I'm going to get some stuff done this weekend! I'm sharing one of my purchases from Polish Con. I went to the event wanting this polish and I'm so glad they brought it with them! I love shimmer with UCC flakes!

Fair Maiden Hemera

Friday, June 2, 2017

Jessica Cosmetics Neon Prime Collection Dotticure

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 It's Friday! I'm kicking off the weekend with a manicure I wore all last week. Like actually all week. So I have a nice little wear test to share too. I was going to the Bronx Zoo and was thinking about caterpillars and butterflies. Yup, that was my inspo LOL. 


Jessica Cosmetics Neon Prime Collection Dotticure

Thursday, June 1, 2017

KBShimmer Holo-maniacs Custom: Holo Can You Go?

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It's June! June means my birthday is right around the corner (6 days) and well, it also means I'm full blown in neon and rainbow mode! To kick off June, I have a special custom polish for the Holo-maniacs group. This blurple holo is only available for the month of June and only if you're a member of the group.


KBShimmer Holo-maniacs Custom: Holo Can You Go?

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Pusheen Calendar Series: May 2017 Pusheen Cat Cafe Nail Art

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Hi all! I'm squeezing in my May monthly Pusheen manicure before we move on to June! This one is so busy and cute, that it was actually more difficult! I've been having fun with these and I'm kind of proud of myself that I've been keeping this up! HAHA.

Pusheen Calendar Series: May 2017 Pusheen Cat Cafe Nail Art

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Alter Ego Enamels Fantasmic Flakies Custom: Abie's Irish Rose

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I'm back with another Fantasmic Flakies custom. These polishes are only available if you are a member of the group (head to the end of my post). Alter Ego is one of the featuring brands this month, so let's see her contribution.
Alter Ego Enamels Fantasmic Flakies Custom: Abie's Irish Rose

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day Veteran Poppies Nail Art

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Today is Memorial Day, and while you may be enjoying it with the beach and a BBQ (I'm sure I'll partake in the latter), I like to remember the service of veterans and those who have fallen. I have done this manicure before, but I like to redo it every year. Every year, I buy poppies from local veterans, so if you see the "Buddy Poppy" around your town, please donate $1 and wear it proudly! I have one of my work purse year round.


Memorial Day Veteran Poppies Nail Art

Friday, May 26, 2017

Alter Ego Enamels Courtney's Frogspawn Coral

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This month's Polish Pickup theme is Under the Sea! Alter Ego was inspired by a fellow maker's coral and the outcome is this glittery and shimmery top coat. Alter Ego is one of many makers in the Polish Pickup this month, where you get to curate your own box of exclusive polishes!


Alter Ego Enamels Courtney's Frogspawn Coral

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Beauty Big Bang Laser Striped Holo Sequins

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Hello Thursday! How has your week been!? I spent all day at the Bronx Zoo yesterday and forgot how fun the zoo can be! It is such a large zoo though, that I missed a ton of cool animals. Next time! Anyway, I'm back with my last Beauty Big Bang nail art item, and this time, it's holo striped sequins!

Beauty Big Bang Laser Striped Holo Sequins

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Tru Bee Cuticle Balm

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So this is a sort of press sample. Shannon at Pahlish gave me this at Polish Con to try out. She is supporting this local brand, which I think is awesome. I previewed it here in my Polish Con coverage, but now, I'm giving you a full review! As someone who has to take care of her nails, cuticle care is really important so I was happy to try this out.

Tru Bee Cuticle Balm

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Girly Bits Sequins and Satin Pants and Zoya Wanderlust Rainbow Skittle Manicure

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I had the new Girly Bits collection out while I was swatching them and the new Zoya collection, and noticed the colors paired really well together. As I finished swatching the GBs, I decided on a rainbow skittle manicure to be my manicure for the next few days!

Girly Bits Sequins and Satin Pants and Zoya Wanderlust Rainbow Skittle Manicure

Monday, May 22, 2017

Girly Bits Sequins & Satin Pants, Swatches and Review

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What better way to end your Monday than with rainbow sparkly glitter? In this world, we could use some rainbows. The new Girly Bits collection is 7 glittery, but smooth, microglitters with a special polish only available if you purchase the whole collection.



Friday, May 19, 2017

Beauty Big Bang Mermaid Sequins over Morgan Taylor Best Face Forward

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 I'm back with another Beauty Big Bang product! This time, I'm playing with these shifty sequins! I was swatching the newest Morgan Taylor collection and realized Best Face Forward would make the perfect base!
Beauty Big Bang Mermaid Sequins over Morgan Taylor Best Face Forward

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Morgan Taylor Selfie Summer 2017 Collection, Swatches and Review

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Good morning! The weather went from kind of chilly and 50 on Sunday to  95 yesterday and today. To say NYC is unprepared is an understatement haha. I've been playing with the summer collection from Morgan Taylor for a few weeks with my reverse stamping and my gradient dry brush nail art, so now I've got my full review of these colors.

Morgan Taylor Selfie Summer 2017 Collection, Swatches and Review

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Girly Bits May CoTM: Because I Said So and Shake What Ya Mama Gave Ya

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Good evening! Sorry for the late night post! I really wanted to share this duo from Girly Bits! Although a bit later this month, the May CoTM debuted a few days ago and the special pricing is through May 25th. These were inspired by Mother's Day and a big LOL to the names!


Girly Bits May CoTM: Because I Said So and Shake What Ya Mama Gave Ya