Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Morgan Taylor Platinum Holo Nail Art

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Once I received the other half of the Morgan Taylor Platinum Holos, I knew I wanted to do art with them! I attempted a super duper failed nail art a few days prior, so I had to set these down haha. So I finally came back to them and I went with simple stripes!

Morgan Taylor Platinum Holo Nail Art

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Jesse’s Girl Lipsticks and Glow Stix, Swatches and Review

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Good Morning! Today I have a huge post with the newest lipstick releases from Julie G! They have 12 new lipsticks and 8 new Glow Stix! There's definitely something for everyone with these releases, and I'm a huge lipstick fan!
Julie G Lipsticks and Glow Stix, Swatches and Review

Monday, April 16, 2018

Born Pretty Unicorn Chameleon Flakie Glitter Explosion

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Did you all have crazy rain storms today? We did and it came down hard! Anyway, I spent an hour on nail art last week. An hour. And guess what? I hated it. I didn't even take pictures of it because it made me rage. So I removed it immediately and noticed I didn't put away some glitters and flakes from Born Pretty yet and decided, LET'S THROW THEM ALL TOGETHER and that's how this mani came to be. 

Born Pretty Unicorn Chameleon Flakie Glitter Explosion

Friday, April 13, 2018

Beauty Big Bang Holos

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So I'm back today with more Beauty Big Bang polishes, that are totally normal smelling, LOL. I was actually sent four of these holos, but two were the same color. There's a student worker who asked me about whether or not I knew about holos and that she saw pics of it...so cute. So she received the extra blue holo! Hahaha! If you're looking for POP WOW HOLOGRAPHIC POLISH, these are for you!

Beauty Big Bang Holos

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Beauty Big Bang Thermal Polish

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It's almost the weekend. To be honest, that means nothing to me. I enjoy every day haha and lately, every day is me crying in a corner, grading papers. They might be tears of happiness, or confusion, or I don't know haha. So lately, my nails are like one color. EW. So I decided to use this new Beauty Big Bang thermal. I loved the mani but...

Beauty Big Bang Thermal Polish

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Dip Into Pretty, Swatches and Review


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 Happy Hump Day! Today I'm sharing a new-to-me brand, that specializes in pedicure separators and now have a new polish line! They even have adorable gift sets of coordinating polish colors and pedi separators. I have four of their new colors to share with you today, and I definitely think a large audience will enjoy these colors.

Dip Into Pretty, Swatches and Review

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Pastel Leopard Nail Art

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Hello All! I have a simple nail art for tonight. I love leopard nail art and doing it in unconventional colors is even more fun! I am just loving the Lechat English Rose collection so I continued to use it. I promise, I'll move on and try other colors hahaha.

Pastel Leopard Nail Art

Monday, April 9, 2018

Morgan Taylor Platinum Holos, Part 2

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Hello All! I was super excited when the second half of the Morgan Taylor Platinum Holos showed up last week! There was a super sunny day and I finally had a free moment, so I wanted to get these photos to you. I posted the first half HERE on February 19th. The other half took a while to get to me, but now I have a reunited family of gorgeous holos LOL.

Morgan Taylor Platinum Holos, Part 2

Friday, April 6, 2018

Girly Bits April COTM, Bouquet Corral and My Peony Has a First Name

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I'm back with more Girly Bits gorgeousness! I wanted to share the newest Colours of the Month duo, since you have a few more days with the special pricing! You are going to want these colors, so you may as well get them when you can get the special pricing. The springy duo is reminding me that it's almost here, despite the snow this week. Doesn't matter, cause with these on my nails, I feel good.


Girly Bits April COTM, Bouquet Corral and My Peony Has a First Name

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Girly Bits No Fawkes Given, Hella Handmade Creations

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Good evening! Are you ready to stroll into the weekend like I am? So if you haven't heard, Hella Holo Customs is now Hella Handmade Creations. This new concept will allow makers to choose a theme and make polishes, once a month, based of their theme. You can purchase the polishes through an open site, for one week, to anyone.

Girly Bits has chosen Harry Potter as her theme, and is starting off with a boom with a gorgeous red!

Girly Bits No Fawkes Given, Hella Handmade Creations


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Born Pretty Cat Plate over Holo Rainbow Smoosh Mani

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Cats and rainbows. To me, that's always a sensible combination. I've had this stamping plate for a while and was finally excited to get a moment to finally use it! I love these ridiculous plates! They are low cost, so even if you won't reach for it everyday, you are getting your money's worth. These are just so cute!

Born Pretty Cat Plate over Holo Rainbow Smoosh Mani

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

6 Harts Heart of the Milky Way, April 2018 Polish Pickup

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I have one more Polish Pickup to share before it goes live this Friday. I am really surprised with how fun the makers got with this theme. I fully expected a bunch of blurples, and I don't think I've seen any, or very few. 6 Harts went totally outside the spectrum, giving a vintage and dainty look. Dusty colors are my jam, so let's get to it!

6 Harts Heart of the Milky Way, April 2018 Polish Pickup

Monday, April 2, 2018

Easter Pastel Stripes Nail Art

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Good evening! I actually did these nails on Saturday and fully intended on posting them, but decided I needed the weekend off. I'm actually still wearing these! I was actually incredibly fickle on what I wanted to wear on my nails and so I went with an easy go to. Is it my best art ever? Nope. Do I like them? Yea, sure. Are my nails too long? Maybe. I have already filed them down like 6 days ago, and then are just growing like mad. When they break, I'll be sure to complain on here lol.

Easter Pastel Stripes Nail Art

Friday, March 30, 2018

Stella Chroma SPACEBALLS: The Sugar Scrub in Cucumber Mint

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Hi all! It's time for this month's review of the newest Stella Chroma PPU Sugar Scrub. If you missed my polish review, here's May the Schwarz Be With You! This month's featured scent is Cucumber Mint. This may seem like an odd combination, but I've has cucumber mint water many times! It's so good. I was so excited to get this and smell it!

Stella Chroma SPACEBALLS: The Sugar Scrub in Cucumber Mint

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Girly Bits Felt With the Heart, April 2018 Polish Pickup

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Good morning! Today is a special day for me and my boyfriend. We met a decade ago. WHOA! So I love that I somehow managed to post a polish called Felt with the Heart on this day, because I have all the feels right now! This Girly Bits polish is part of the Polish Pickup. Each month, more and more makers are contributing super special one-off polishes, available only for a three day period. This one has a cap, so you'll want to add it to your wishlist ASAP!

Girly Bits Felt With the Heart, April 2018 Polish Pickup

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Stella Chroma May the Schwartz Be With You, April 2018 Polish Pickup

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I am super excited about today's polish, because it's inspired by a movie that I've seen too many times to count. And it's funny, because I didn't understand many of the references, since I hadn't seen a Star Wars until recently. But I still laughed as a kid, and still do now. Space Balls just holds a special place in my childhood, and I was super excited when Stella Chroma chose this as her inspiration.

Stella Chroma May the Schwartz Be With You, April 2018 Polish Pickup

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Pusheen 2018 Calendar Series Mythical Pusheen Nail Art with Born Pretty Unicorn Glitter

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Good morning! I had to squeeze in Pusheen this month! Each month, I say I want to take a few weeks off from the blog, and I never get a chance. Especially now, since I am drowning in grading!! It's already past midterms. Where is the time going?! Anywho, mythical Pusheens run March and I had some fun glitters, so let's get to it!
Pusheen 2018 Calendar Series Mythical Pusheen Nail Art with Born Pretty Unicorn Glitter

Monday, March 26, 2018

Alter Ego Altarf aka Beta Cancri, April 2018 Polish Pickup

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This month, Cynthia of Alter Ego went way out of the box, and I loooove it. This might be one of my favorite Alter Egos! She was inspired by his astrology sign, Cancer, for this polish, and it just came out so cool. Now I want one for Gemini! Remember, this special polish is only available through PPU so you don't want to forget to put it in your phone reminders.

Alter Ego Altarf aka Beta Cancri

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Born Pretty Unicorn Flakes over Pastel Gradient

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I have more unicorn flakes today! If you remember, or need a refresher, I posted color #5 HERE. I was so hyped up over them! I still am. I definitely need to place an order for the other 4 colors, but these flakes have everything!

Born Pretty Unicorn Flakes over Pastel Gradient

Friday, March 23, 2018

Stella Chroma Cores

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Hi all! It's Friday!! Stella Chroma rebranded just under a year ago, so she sent along a few polishes to swatch and also, to walk down memory lane. I pull out Stella Chromas all the time, but that's because I'm constantly doing art. Some only look at the new and we forgot to look at the history of these creators! So I have three to share with you today.

Stella Chroma Cores

Thursday, March 22, 2018

KBShimmer Hubble'd Together, April 2018 Polish Pickup

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Polish Pickup has a space theme for April. Blarghhhh, I was like will there be a million purples and navy blues. Boring. But I'm loving where everyone is going with their inspiration. Not darker colors here! KBShimmer has done it again with a super special PPU color!

KBShimmer Hubble'd Together, April 2018 Polish Pickup

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Lechat Dare to Wear English Rose Spring 2018, Swatches and Review

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Every now and then, I get a collection that I just can't stop using. English Rose is one of those. I have used this collection in at least 5 manicures. The colors call to me and they are amazing with art. Remember my unicorn nails last week? Well, that was with this collection! I've also used it for gradients, bases for other art, and even just a plain mani! For the price point, you all need to grab this collection, but I love it!

Lechat Dare to Wear English Rose Spring 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Revisiting KBShimmer Cores

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As you must know by now, KBShimmer has a new look! I selected a few core colors to revisit and swatch, and so you get the benefit of seeing them. Sometimes, we get so focused on the new, we forget the awesome catalog of core colors. So I chose some I had wanted for a while, and I'm so glad I got to test it out!
Revisiting KBShimmer Cores

Monday, March 19, 2018

Morgan Taylor Royal Temptations, Swatches and Review

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Spring Break is officially over, so it's like a case of the Mondays times 100. Because of the 2 snow days before break, I've been off extra long. While this may sound fun, I go back to class tomorrow and receive no less than 103 papers. Multiple that by 4-6 pages. My eyes will fall out. Anyway, if you have a case of the Mondays, then let's lighten up your day with a new spring collection from Morgan Taylor. I actually love pastel cremes. It's basic, but then I guess I am. Royal Temptations has cremes, shimmers, metallics, and glitter. Something for everyone. YAY.

Morgan Taylor Royal Temptations, Swatches and Review

Friday, March 16, 2018

Stella Chroma Hella Handmade Creations, Swatches and Review

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I'm so excited to share Stella Chroma's current customs with Hella Handmade Creations. She has created exclusive polishes for those of you who are members in the group. And guess what, anyone can join the group! You'll want to since these polishes are only available through the end of March!


Stella Chroma Hella Handmade Creations, Swatches and Review


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Zoya Thrive Flower Nail Art

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Just a quick, little art today. Last year, I did this same look with the Zoya Spring 2017 collection and I felt like doing it again. I'm enjoying my week off for spring break. Originally, I planned to have lots to grade, but because there was a snow day before break, I couldn't give my midterm. That means, next week, I'll have 100s of papers to grade. YAY. So I'm enjoying the calm before the storm.

Zoya Thrive Flower Nail Art

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Girly Bits March Colours of the Month: 29 & Holding and I Shift You Not

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I'm excited to share these two gorgeous polishes from Girly Bits today. The March Colors of the Month might be my favorites in recent month, of course, there's also April. I really love that there's also inspiration boards with the colors now. You should head to the Girly Bits Lovers Facebook group to see it. I won't delay, since these are so gorgeous.

Girly Bits March Colours of the Month: 29 & Holding and I Shift You Not



Tuesday, March 13, 2018

KBShimmer Launch Party Collection, Swatches and Review

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Get ready for a long post! It's currently snowing right now, and it will probably be the last snow of the season. So I'm snuggling in and typing up this huge post for you. KBShimmer recently shared that they updated their look! With the re-brand comes the Launch Party collection, a set of 8 multichrome magnetic polishes and a holographic top coat. Ok, grab your coffee and let's get to it!


KBShimmer Launch Party Collection, Swatches and Review


Monday, March 12, 2018

Born Pretty Duochrome Stamping Nail Polish

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I received a huge package from Born Pretty, so I hope you don't mind me sharing a ton of products. I chose this duochrome stamping polish. I loved the idea of a shifting stamping polish, so I wanted to give it a try!

Born Pretty Duochrome Stamping Nail Polish

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Born Pretty Rainbow Gradient Decals

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More neon and rainbow! I prefer water decals for art, and I loved these fun designs. I gravitated toward to rainbow roses, so I was excited when these arrived!


Born Pretty Rainbow Gradient Decals

Friday, March 9, 2018

Born Pretty Double Ended Stamper

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Why has this product not existed (at least to me) for a long time? If you enjoy stamping, or are more comfortable creating decals/reverse stamping on the stamper (like I do), then this is for you. It's like two stampers in one, and why not?!


Born Pretty Double Ended Stamper

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Zoya Thrive Collection, Swatches and Review

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And I'm back with another Zoya collection! Between the awful weather on the weekends and two days off from work because of snow storms, I finally got to play around with some Zoyas! I am still way behind but am slowly catching up. I have more spring to show you! I will definitely be back with more from Thrive, since I really love this collection. I have an art in mind. 

Zoya Thrive Collection, Swatches and Review

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Unicorn Nail Art with Lechat English Rose Collection

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Hi there! So unicorn cakes are all the rage and when The Ides of Polish posted the cutest unicorn mani, I knew I had to re-create it. Then the Lechat Dare to Wear English Rose collection arrived and I was like whoa, this is my unicorn mani!! I loved Kim's use of dotticure flowers, so I went with her theme. Blargh, these are cute.

Unicorn Nail Art with Lechat English Rose Collection

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Born Pretty Thermal, UV Reactive Nail Polish

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So, have you ever ordered something and just not paid attention? Or forgot what you ordered? Sometimes Born Pretty orders get to me in two weeks. Sometimes six weeks. This was a longer wait time, and well, I remembered this was a thermal, then my mouth dropped!

Born Pretty Thermal, UV Reactive Nail Polish

Monday, March 5, 2018

Zoya Bridal Bliss Collection, Swatches and Review

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I know, it's about time. Isn't Bridal season starting soon anyway? So I'm not so late. I shared my take on a French gradient last week, and today I'm here with swatches of the collection! These are all delicate and classic colors, definitely ones someone might want to wear on her wedding day. This a curated collection, so these are existing colors, with one new and very special color!

Zoya Bridal Bliss Collection, Swatches and Review

Friday, March 2, 2018

Girly Bits As You Wish, March 2018 Polish Pickup

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Today is the day! Polish Pickup is book themed this month, and makers have been so creative with their inspirations and offerings. Girly Bits was inspired by The Princess Bride and the colors remind me of old Renaissance paintings haha. Let's get to it.

Girly Bits As You Wish, March 2018 Polish Pickup

Thursday, March 1, 2018

6 Harts Watch Her Fly, March 2018 Polish Pickup

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Just one more day until Polish Pickup. I hope you have your wishlists ready and have this gorgeous lady on it. 6 Harts has been killing it lately with her creations for Polish Pickup and this month is really no different!

6 Harts Watch Her Fly, March 2018 Polish Pickup


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

KBShimmer If You Want My Bodice, March 2018 Polish Pickup

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More PPU! Each month, I get more and more impressed with the offerings from brands and what they do with their themes. Books was a fun theme and some went totally different. KBShimmer chose this romance novel that I've never heard of, but hey, it's got love and rainbows and unicorns.

KBShimmer If You Want My Bodice, March 2018 Polish Pickup

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Zoya Bridal Bliss French Gradient

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Today I have my first of probably many looks from the Zoya Bridal Bliss collection. It's a set of 12 curated shades from Zoya, incuding one brand new neutral holo! I had an event last week, where I was part of a panel lecture on trauma (what I study in literature). One of my students told me that she always notices my nails since I speak with my hands. Well, I didn't want to be in front of intellectuals who were all way older with ridiculous nail art. So I pulled out the Zoya Bridal Bliss collection (finally), and did some classy art!

Zoya Bridal Bliss French Gradient

Monday, February 26, 2018

Stella Chroma Let Me Show You, March 2018 Polish Pickup

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Le sigh. I sigh because I cannot handle the beauty of this polish. Stella Chroma's Let Me Show You is a dream come true. If you're a Harry Potter fan, a pretty polish fan, and love exclusives, you need this. Sometimes I feel jaded in the nail polish world. I have so much. Then something like this comes around and my heart goes pitter patter!

Stella Chroma Let Me Show You, March 2018 Polish Pickup

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Born Pretty Nail Sequins



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I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Although mine was filled with so much rain, it was still a great time. Today, we went down to Union Square and did some shopping and eating. It was wet, but at least the rain let up for a little bit! Anywho, I am so behind on sharing lots of Born Pretty goodies, so let's take a look at these nail sequins!


Born Pretty Nail Sequins

Friday, February 23, 2018

Alter Ego Midsummer Night's Dream, March 2018 Polish Pickup

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It's Polish Pickup time! After many months of voting, the theme is finally books. As an English professor, I'm down with this theme. Although, it's not really inspired by classics, so honestly, I haven't heard of many of the books. But Alter Ego was inspired by Shakespeare! I have read so much Shakespeare in my time, as it's important in the canon of literature. A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of Shakespeare's most revered comedies, so let's get to it!


Alter Ego Midsummer Night's Dream, March Polish Pickup




Thursday, February 22, 2018

Jessica La Vie En Rose Ombre Waves Nail Art

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I shared this collection last week and promised you art. I saw THIS art from So Hot Right Nail on Instagram and it was so simple but striking. When I got the Jessica collection, I knew I wanted to re-create it! And now that I've done it, I want to do it all the time. It's so simple but so beautiful.

Jessica La Vie En Rose Ombre Waves Nail Art


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Lechat Dare to Wear Spectra Holo Collection, Swatches and Review

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Oh you're going to want to take a sit, grab a snack, and fully enjoy a collection of 12 brand new holos from Lechat Dare to Wear. I didn't even know Lechat came out with holos and was fully expecting their gorgeous spring creme collection to arrive. When these arrived in it, I was so giddy that I previewed them on my Instagram. These are intensely holo with such unique colors!


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Beauty Big Bang Blue Stamping Polish with Stella Chroma Reflections

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I love when I get to test stamping polishes! Usually, I search my stash and just hope for the best with a normal polish. I forget how much easier it is to stamp when you have a stamping polish LOL. I especially love when stamping polishes make me look like a pro. Enter Beauty Big Bang stamping polishes!

Beauty Big Bang Blue Stamping Polish with Stella Chroma Reflections

Monday, February 19, 2018

Morgan Taylor Platinum Collection, Partial Review

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Even though mainstream polishes are the original OG holos, indies have taken over for the last 5-6 years. It seems mainstream is getting the hint and bringing it back with some new holos! I have three of the six new holos from Morgan Taylor. These are the new Platinum holos and they glow! They are considered holographic shimmers so they have a nice holo flame but also a glowy shimmer.

Morgan Taylor Platinum Collection, Partial Review

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Pusheen 2018 Calendar Series, Birthday Pusheen Nail Art

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So the more you know, right? I flipped to February and fully expected to do a Valentine's filled Pusheen. Who knew it was Pusheen's birthday?! That was the inspiration for this month's Pusheen manicure of the month! And it just so happens that TODAY is her birthday (although Pusheen will always be a male to me).

Pusheen 2018 Calendar Series, Birthday Pusheen Nail Art

Friday, February 16, 2018

Jessica Cosmetics Spring 2018 Collection, La Vie en Rose

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Good evening, all! I have a really soothing collection from Jessica tonight. I love creme collections and I have beautiful art in mind for this collection, I just need time. Right now, I feel totally overwhelmed with life and blog balancing, and I'm trying! I'm just behind but I have so many gorgeous spring collections to show you! Let's get to this one right away!

Jessica Cosmetics Spring 2018 Collection, La Vie en Rose

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Stella Chroma Reflections, Fantasmic Flakies Custom

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Good morning! Hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day yesterday! I want to share a very special polish that will only be available through the end of February so you don't want to miss out! It's probably up there as my dream polish!
Stella Chroma Reflections, Fantasmic Flakies Custom

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Mardi Gras Nail Art with Girly Bits

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It's Fat Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday, or Mardi Gras as most people know it. I love Louisiana and its culture. When I visited, I could totally see myself living there. This year, Mardi Gras came too quickly so sadly, I only had time for one measly little manicure. And even that, after reading and commenting on 200+ pages of paper this weekend, I just felt tired and exhausted. This is all I could do last night.

Mardi Gras Nail Art with Girly Bits