Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Alter Ego December CoTM & Snow Soap


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Happy Wednesday. I can't believe December is basically halfway through. It's like, just slow down! I'm also basically done with my semester. I give a final to my students tomorrowand I am so going to miss them! I have one more final next week and all done. It will give me time to catch up on some nail art before next semester starts. I have two new offerings from Alter Ego and if these don't give you winter vibes, then I don't know what winter is to you!

Alter Ego December CoTM & Snow Soap

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Christmas Gift Wrap Nails

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I had a stroke of genius over the last few months and I've been writing down so many holiday manicures to do but man, it's not going to fit into my schedule. For example, the manicure I did today is sooooo cute, I won't take it off for a few days! Anyway, I received 3 new Christmas/winter plates and a stamping polish from Beauty Big Bang and I'm starting with one of the plates and the polish!


Christmas Gift Wrap Nails

Monday, December 10, 2018

Alter Ego Top This, Toppers Collection

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I feel like it's time for the flakies to shine. They've come back for their moment! Alter Ego has released a new collection of five toppers. I actually already previewed one in last week's Chanukah Dreidel nail art! This collection is a nice variety of colors so let's check out all those shifts!

Alter Ego Top This, Toppers Collection


Saturday, December 8, 2018

Hanukkah Dreidel Nail Art, Take Two!

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Tonight is the last night of Hanukkah! I did this manicure on Sunday December 2 for the first night. I just took pictures of it today, Sunday, December 9th. I shared the initial manicure HERE. Well, I went to take it off and my dreidel nails were still looking perfect! My gradient nails though were a chippy mess LOL. So I decided to get extra mileage and just change up my outside nails. I did the same exact color palette and I think it came out cute. I can't believe I wore the same manicure for all of Hanukkah!

Hanukkah Dreidel Nail Art, Take Two!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Jessica Phenom Glam Wear Holiday 2018 Trio

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More Jessica! This time, it's the holiday trio from Jessica Phenom. Phenom is another line of nail polishes that have a gel-like system. The polishes are supposed to last 10 days with their base and top coat, but no light is needed. I haven't worn a nail polish for over 7 days in years and 7 days is rare. These do last on me, but I can't confirm 10 days. Now, let's get back to Glam Wear! This collection is a different finish from their regular line. These shimmers are more vibrant with a bit of shift, so let's check them out.

Jessica Phenom Glam Wear Holiday 2018 Trio

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Holiday Mint Swirls with Girly Bits

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I'm not sure what makes those round peppermints represent the holiday. I totally see them year round at restaurants but I guess the minty flavor reminds people of candy canes and then the holidays! So I had it in my head to do green and red versions with the Girly Bits December CotM. And good news, through today, the duo is on sale for $30 CAD!

Holiday Mint Swirls with Girly Bits

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Jessica Cosmetics Holiday Glam 2018 Trio

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Oh hey there! Happy Hump Day! I'm back with more holiday collections and this time, this is a nice little trio from Jessica Cosmetics. These include three rich shimmers that are reflective. They are sparkly without being glittery, so that definitely fits with the holiday glam theme of this trio!

Jessica Cosmetics Holiday Glam 2018 Trio

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Hanukkah Dreidel Nail Art with Morgan Taylor

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Hi all! Happy Chanukah (or Hanukkah, which is the Americanized way of spelling). If you didn't know, it began Sunday night and I was rocking these nails. I actually did them and then not even an hour later was making latkes. Can you believe I didn't ruin them!? I was super excited that Morgan Taylor's new Forever Fabulous collection had some blues and silvers. There's always reds and greens for Christmas, but yay for other colors!

Hanukkah Dreidel Nail Art with Morgan Taylor


Monday, December 3, 2018

Girly Bits December CotM: Sleigh My Name, Sleigh My Name & All I Want Fir Christmas Is You

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Oh hey, Happy December! I'm kicking off the month with Girly Bits December 2018 Colors of the Month! She went with classic Christmas colors. Of course, if you don't celebrate Christmas, this is still a gorgeous red and green! I'm glad I got these up today, because there's a discount on the duo until December 10, but these will be available through January 1!

Girly Bits December CotM: Sleigh My Name, Sleigh My Name & All I Want Fir Christmas Is You

Friday, November 30, 2018

Girly Bits Concert Series: Run Into the Storm & No More Tears

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Before I move into holiday art, I want to share two more Girly Bits polishes that released a few weeks ago. These a permanent releases, so yay! Girly Bits really had a ton releases this month. She had a lot of creative juices and it's been fun playing with her polishes this month! The Concert Series is an ongoing series which she adds to throughout the year. So to round out 2018, here's the last two!

Girly Bits Concert Series: Run Into the Storm & No More Tears

Thursday, November 29, 2018

December 2018 Polish Pickup Offerings

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Polish Pickup is changing it up a little this month. Instead of the normal pre-order, every polish will be capped and ready to ship so that you can get your orders in time for the holidays. So please pay attention to the caps as some are very small!  I have four polishes and a sugar scrub this month. Some makers took off this month and I totally get why! Enjoy the holidays and enjoy these polishes!


December 2018 Polish Pickup Offerings


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Morgan Taylor Forever Fabulous, Holiday 2018

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I told you I would be back with more holiday collections and today's is super cool. Morgan Taylor is working with the estate of Marilyn Monroe and created this 12 piece collection inspired by her! There's also adorable gift sets. If you love Marilyn Monroe, you'll love these colors, which are available now.

Morgan Taylor Forever Fabulous Holiday 2018


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Pusheen Calender Series: Sleepytime Pusheen

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Two Pusheens in one month? That could never make me sad haha.  I can't believe we are on the eleventh Pusheen mani! Next month is the last and where does time go? I realize time is the same, but each year seems to go by faster and faster, amiright?!

Pusheen Calender Series: Sleepytime Pusheen


Monday, November 26, 2018

Zoya Holiday 2018: Julibee Swatches and Review

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Happy Monday after Thanksgiving. I feel like I'm still full. I cooked everything but the turkey, but honestly, it was like I cooked for 40 haha. Then there's Friday--I don't ever go out for morning shopping. I usually go out around 1pm and find they have the same deals that people did at 4am, so yea. Anyway, I feel like it's officially holiday season so I'll have a bunch of holiday collections. Let's start with Zoya Jubilee!
Zoya Holiday 2018: Julibee Swatches and Review

Friday, November 23, 2018

Girly Bits Frosted Flakes Trio

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Happy Black Friday! Are you shopping away? I do not go out to stores whatsoever. I just don't deal with that. I'll just click away and buy what I want from my very safe home haha. I have a new trio from Girly Bits that is available for only one more week! This month has been a month of Girly Bits. So many fantastic releases. Well, if you're already shopping for Black Friday, then click away and grab this awesome trio! This is available to Undies for Indies group members and anyone can join!

Girly Bits Frosted Flakes Trio




Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Leafy Thanksgiving Nail Art

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HI all! Just a quick post to share my current manicure! I've been cooking all day and then went, ummm, I never took pictures of my manicure. So here we are, after hours of cooking and handwashing, and I'm taking pictures of this art! Hey, it held up well!

Leafy Thanksgiving Nail Art

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Born Pretty Woodland Creature Stamping with Girly Bits

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Good morning! Hope you had a lovely weekend! I'm back with a cute plate that I received from Born Pretty. When I saw the mix of whimsical animals with accessories and flowery wreathes, I was like NEED. This is soooo cute! I held off using it for a while just because I was so backlogged with swatches, but I'm so glad I waited for the Girly Bits cremes to use them!

Born Pretty Woodland Creature Stamping with Girly Bits


Monday, November 19, 2018

Stella Chroma Body Care & BLACK FRIDAY Deals

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In addition to all the amazing polishes Stella Chroma will release (and you can check out those swatches HERE), she will be releasing a few new body care products, in addition to the ones she already carries! I have a review of all things body care on my blog today! So sit back and make a list, because you'll love what she has to offer! I have the Black Friday promos at the end of the post and don't forget you can use my non-affiliate code EHMKAY for 15% off.

Stella Chroma Body Care & BLACK FRIDAY Deals

Friday, November 16, 2018

Stella Chroma Holiday Offerings & BLACK FRIDAY Deals!

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Oh my! Can you believe Black Friday is a week away?! I don't normally partake in the physical sales, but I do online! I'm just not one for shopping at 4am haha. Well Stella Chroma will be releasing three new mini collections on Black Friday. Instead of 3 separate posts, I figured I would give you all the information in one post because you're going to want these! One collection is limited and the other two have a special discount for a limited time, so don't delay next week! In addition, there will be new bath and body products, which I'll share in another post. And don’t forget, you can use EHMKAY for 15% off. 

Stella Chroma Holiday Offerings


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Beryl Crystal Nail Art for 38th Anniversary

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I started this little thing of doing nail art to match my parent's wedding anniversary. It's silly, but I don't know, I just love it! Plus, I learn about new things. As they celebrate 38 years together today, I found out the traditional gift is Beryl. What in the world is that?! Well, it's actually a beautiful stone, which is said to "increase and preserve married love." Well, I didn't buy them any beryl (they really don't want gifts these days haha), but I did put Beryl on my nails!

Beryl Crystal Nail Art for 38th Anniversary

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

JReine Girly Bits Exclusive: Bits of Reinebows

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Girly Bits is becoming such a major stockist! If you didn't know, Girly Bits stocks a bunch of amazing indies, so it's really one stop shopping. Recently, she started carrying JReine and with that, comes one exclusive polish, Bits of Reinebows! There's also so many new releases, that you can just throw this in your cart!

JReine Girly Bits Exclusive: Bits of Reinebows

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

KBShimmer Winter 2018 Collection, Swatches and Review


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Oh hello! It's totally holiday time, even if you don't want to admit it! KBShimmer is about to drop a new winter collection on Thursday, November 15. There's some early Black Friday deals, and you will want to grab this collection up! Holos, crellies, magnetics, and flakies. What's not to like?! Grab your coffee and relax as you add up your wish list!

KBShimmer Winter 2018 Collection, Swatches and Review



Monday, November 12, 2018

Alter Ego Indie Pickup and November CotM

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I'm sharing two items in one post tonight. With all the special items per month, I run out of time! Indie Pickup continues next week and Alter Ego has a new color of the month, so let's take a look at these new products!

Alter Ego Open Arms

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Girly Bits Unicorn Pee Collection

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Hi all! This is going to be quickly written because this Unicorn Pee collection debuted earlier today and immediately sold out. There will be one more restock TONIGHT 9pm Eastern and polishes will go quickly. If you missed out on polishes this morning, Girly Bits will be combining shipping. These feature a variety of unicorn pee pigments and each polish cost will vary, so please check the Girly Bits site! I'll be updating this post but I wanted to get you the pictures!

Girly Bits Unicorn Pee Collection



Friday, November 9, 2018

Girly Bits Priori Incantatum, November HHC

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Girly Bits has been making my life soooo hard. She sent over a bunch of new polishes and I've been wearing wayyy too many of them. I just can't even swatch them! I must wear them! You might recognize this polish from this nail art from almost a month ago! I couldn't tell you about this polish then, but here ya go! I wore it on its own for a few days before doing nail art. Sigh, I love this!

Girly Bits Priori Incantatum, November HHC

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Girly Bits Fall Cremes for 2018

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If you love nail art, then you love creme polishes! They create crisp looks without being distracting. I also love and only wear cremes on my toes! It's rare I use anything else. I also just love cremes. Girly Bits does it sooo right! First, there was the Warrior Goddess collection, and then there was the Fall 2017 Cremes. They blew my mind and a simple search on my blog will show you how much I use them! Now Girly Bits is back with Fall 2018 cremes, and I am ready to go! I showed you one art yesterday, and trust me, I'll have more!

Girly Bits Fall Cremes for 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Pusheen Calendar Series: Chef Pusheen Makes Pizza

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Hi all! So I didn't want to skip October's Pusheen calendar! Because I was doing my Halloween art, I figured I would do a Pusheen look. To my surprise, October's Pusheen had NOTHING to do with autumn or Halloween! So I decided to push it back. I'm okay with that, since the new Girly Bits cremes arrived and they are PERFECT for art! It's way more fun to do art when the polishes are all one coaters!

Pusheen Calendar Series: Chef Pusheen Makes Pizza

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Fiendish Fancies Multichrome Madness Duo

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Today I have a great multichrome duo from Fiendish Fancies! If you like multichromes, then I suggest you check out the Facebook group Multichrome Madness. They have custom polishes each month and share a love of all things multichrome. Ok, let's get to these!

Fiendish Fancies Multichrome Madness Duo


Monday, November 5, 2018

Night Owl Holo Love, November Holomaniacs

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Happy Monday to you all! Today I'm sharing a group exclusive from Night Owl Lacquer. This is part of the Holomaniacs group, where they focus on holo customs from different makers each month. Well, Holo Love definitely has the holo in it and I love the extra components in it. This is available from November 9th-December 9th, so let's get to the details.

Night Owl Holo Love, November Holomaniacs

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Born Pretty Cat Decals

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Do you ever have a day where you are just like no? I thought we were finally in autumn, and then comes a 70 degree day with 93% humidity. This basically resulted in the major mess up you see below. I loved these decals and since I do want to wear them again, I didn't want to keep messing them up royally. Whomp. Anyway, I still wanted to share these!

Born Pretty Cat Decals

Friday, November 2, 2018

Girly Bits November CotM, Winter Whiplash & Turning A New Leaf

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It's Colors of the Month time!! I love that Girly Bits does this, because it's a nice way to see new polishes without having to always invest in an entire collection. It's also nice and fresh to see what makers are working on. Well, I have to say, one of these polishes (I bet you can guess) has quickly reached one of my favorites of 2018. Acccckkkk, let's just get to it!

Girly Bits November CotM, Winter Whiplash & Turning A New Leaf

Thursday, November 1, 2018

November 2018 Polish Pickup Offerings

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Hello all! So tomorrow is November's kickoff to Polish Pickup. Because of my 13 Days of Halloween nail art, which ended yesterday (tear...I can't wait until next October), I didn't get a chance to post the PPU polishes. I've decided from now on, I'll be posting them all at once. I think I'll be doing this from now on. It'll be easier for you to add them all to your wish list at once too! LOL.




Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Halloween 2018 Recap

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Before my favorite holiday is over, I wanted to share a recap of all the looks I did. I didn't do as many Halloween manicures as I had hoped, but I also wore these arts for way longer than I had intended. That's okay! I really digged what I wore. So let's take a look at my 13 looks!





13 Days of Halloween: Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas Nail Art

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It's my last Halloween art! I'll do a recap later today, but I wanted to share my art for today. Instead of a Halloween look with a pumpkin, I decided to match my costume! Because it's a Wednesday and I have to go to work, I found a work-appropriate dress that doubles as a costume! Then when I get home later, I can add fun makeup and take this baby out! So who am I? Sally from A Nightmare Before Christmas.

13 Days of Halloween: Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas Nail Art


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

13 Days of Halloween: Black Cat in a Pumpkin

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So for today, I went with total cute! I actually screenshot this adorable pattern from Em and Sprout on Instagram. If you aren't following her, you probably will now! She makes adorable patterns, clothing, and jewelry! This pattern was posted during Halloween 2017 season. Now, I think I was tired and it didn't come out as cute as the pattern, but I wanted to share it!

13 Days of Halloween: Black Cat in a Pumpkin

Monday, October 29, 2018

13 Days of Halloween: My Past Favorites

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Hope your Monday is going well! Today, I wanted to share a recap of some of my favorite past looks. I really wanted to recreate these, I just had a hunk of a time trying to get time to be on my side! This is like the clip show of blogging. Honestly, these were too good not to share!

13 Days of Halloween: My Past Favorites

13 Days of Halloween: Pumpkin Take 2

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Happy Monday. I finally got around to some swatching and have come to the realization I might only get 12 days of Halloween! I'll see if I can swatch an art, which I hate doing. Doing 13 days of art (2 weeks), means that I haven't swatched and it's piling up! I've also come to the realization that I have to chop my nails off. I really hate typing with my long nails haha. Like, it's actually annoying me. I might even chop them off today.

13 Days of Halloween: Pumpkin Take 2

Friday, October 26, 2018

Red Dead Redemption II Nail Art

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Today, I'm taking a little break from Halloween looks to share my nail art for Red Dead Redemption II. I'm not a video game player at all, but I thoroughly enjoy watching certain games! One of those games is Red Dead Redemption. It's a Western Cowboy type game, but it's sooo much more than that. It's a timepiece. My darling says it's a combination of spaghetti western-inspired films and Pulp Fiction. It's really just so cool! It came out in 2010 and today, the sequel comes out! While he hasn't picked this up yet today, I will probably force him just so I can watch! He hasn't played video games in ages but I told him he has to get this (and he agrees!)

Red Dead Redemption II Nail Art


Thursday, October 25, 2018

13 Days of Halloween: Candy Corn Nail Art

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It's not Halloween if you don't have candy corn nails! I really wanted to do PLAIN old candy corn nails since I currently have almond-ish nails. My nails look like candy! I really wanted a classic look, so a little gradient with some glitter is all I needed for today!

13 Days of Halloween: Candy Corn Nail Art


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

13 Days of Halloween: Halloween Galaxy

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Again, I'm checking off a list of manicures I had wanted to do last year and got around to this year. My 13 Days of Halloween have so far been sort of obscure and more festive looks without being in your face. I'm digging the different type of art, but I do love how this came out!


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

13 Days of Halloween: Beetlejuice

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So this was on my list last Halloween! I wanted to do some Beetlejuice-inspired nail art! I had grandiose plans and just no time. I originally wanted to do a sandworm on the middle nails. Next year, I guess! Ok, so this nail art is more obscure! I feel like if I met the man (should I avoid typing his name three times?!), he would totally love my nails!

13 Days of Halloween: Beetlejuice

Monday, October 22, 2018

13 Days of Halloween: Halloween Plaid

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Good evening! Sorry for the late-night post but I'm continuing my 13 Days of Halloween nail art! I feel like I'm going in an entirely different direction this Halloween, taking classic arts and turning them into Halloween colors. Well I continued that tonight with some Halloween plaid!

13 Days of Halloween: Halloween Plaid
 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

13 Days of Halloween: Glow-in-the-Dark Ghosts

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Does anyone remember the excitement around Wet N Wild Tombstone polishes?! Because I would buy them every year! I haven't seen them the last few years. Have you? I'm wondering if I'm just missing them! Anyway, before indies, this and the pumpkin polishes were the most exciting Halloween polishes, so I had to pull one out. It was my first Glow-in-the-Dark polish and I'm excited to say that like 8 years later, this one still super glows!!


13 Days of Halloween: Glow-in-the-Dark Ghosts

Friday, October 19, 2018

13 Days of Halloween: Halloween Leopard

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I actually did Halloween Leopard last year but wasn't too thrilled with it, so I wanted a second chance! I think this year is still festive. It's fun to do Halloween manis without overtly always doing pumpkins and ghosts, so I think this is for people who want something a little more subtle.

13 Days of Halloween: Halloween Leopard

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

13 Days of Halloween: Pumpkin Stamping

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It's not Halloween without some pumpkins, and why not some pastel pumpkins?! I'm sure I'll be back with another pumpkin nail art, but I wanted to give this Born Pretty Stamping Polish called Pumpkin Fairy (how appropriate!) some love!

13 Days of Halloween: Pumpkin Stamping


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

13 Days of Halloween: Halloween Ikat

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I'm using my Halloween challenge to do some nail art I had wanted to do for a long time. Last year, I had Halloween Ikat on my to-do list but never got around to it. So I finally did it today! I didn't think I really liked how this came out, but then time made me wear it for 5 full days and I had tons of people grabbing my hands, telling me how much they loved it. Isn't that how it always goes?!

13 Days of Halloween: Halloween Ikat

Monday, October 15, 2018

13 Days of Halloween: Blood Drips

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Hey all! So I decided to try to do the 13 Days of Halloween, which I actually did last year. You can check out my recap of my Halloween looks HERE, and I'm excited to do it again. Instead of doing 13 straight days, I'm doing 13 days of nail art over the next few weeks. I'm also being a little bit laid back, and instead of a schedule, I'm just doing whatever Halloween manicures I feel like!

13 Days of Halloween: Blood Drips

Alter Ego My Own Worst Enemy Soap and People & Pet Potion

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This past week was a whole lot of Alter Ego! I hope you don't mind. This time it's a soap and lotion  bar/cuticle balm! I meant to post this on Friday but I really needed a few days off from blogging. Life seems to be a bit overwhelming so I just needed a short break!

Alter Ego My Own Worst Enemy Soap and People & Pet Potion

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Girly Bits October CotM, Red Sky at Night & Aurora Twilight

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October. One of my favorite months. I love Halloween, autumn, riding boots, flannel. YES. So I have the Girly Bits Colours of the Month today! At first, I was like hmmmm, what makes these good for October. Well, tune into my art next week! You'll be like yes, it makes so much sense! This duo is awesome, so check out more photos below.

Girly Bits October CotM, Red Sky at Night & Aurora Twilight


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Alter Ego Falling Leaves Harvest Colors, Fall 2018

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Autumn collections tend to be my favorite, when they are done right. Don't give me 20 vampy colors. Give me inspiration from nature and the beautiful surroundings of life. I love being outside in the autumn and I love looking at the beautiful trees in my area. Cynthia's newest collection has me getting all the leafy feels, and it's exactly what I want!

Alter Ego Falling Leaves Harvest Colors, Fall 2018