Thursday, March 21, 2019

Bee's Knees Polish Con NOLA Limited Edition Trio

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Unfortunately, Bee's Knees Lacquer will no longer be attending Polish Con NOLA but the great news is that this trio will be sold at the Ever After table and this special New Orleans Trio will be on the Fairy Site! And they will be the same price for both, so get excited! I love the inspiration and the color story of this trio. I even wore one for a manicure right away and can't wait to wear the rest.

Bee's Knees Polish Con NOLA Limited Edition Trio

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Alter Ego Enamels, Polish Con NOLA Polishes

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Lots of NOLA Polishes today from Alter Ego! We've got the Krewe Collection (these are groups who hosts the parades and each krewe represents different foundations, ethics, etc.), special editions, VIP, and more! I've identified each polish, so read carefully! There's lots of polishes, so I won't delay. Let's check them out and their super creative inspirations!

Alter Ego Enamels, Polish Con NOLA Polishes


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Blush Lacquers French Quarter Ombre Trio

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As much as I adore the Mardi Gras colors, Blush Lacquer's Ombre Trio takes a departure from the tradition and instead, gives this gorgeous gradient trio! I cannot wait until I gradient these three. They will be gorgeous! These three colors will be very limited edition, meaning after the event, no more stock will be made. These will be on the fairy site for a virtual price as well. This trio is inspired by NOLA's most famous streets!


Blush Lacquer French Quarter Ombre Trio

Monday, March 18, 2019

Turtle Tootsie Polish Con NOLA Polishes, Exclusives and LEs

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So today kicks off two weeks of Polish Con NOLA exclusives, limited editions, VIPs and more! Each day I'll be sharing polishes from many of the brands. The great thing is that many of these polishes will be available through the Fairy Site, which is a web site where you can order the polishes even if you can't make it to the event!

Turtle Tootsie has a Mardi Gras themed collection releasing, all in Mardi Gras colors! I shared a preview of this when I wore my Mardi Gras mani! I coudn't help myself and had to wear it right away!

Turtle Tootsie Nail Polish, Polish Con NOLA Polishes

Thursday, March 14, 2019

St Patrick's Day Art: Green Gradient with Gold Flakes

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I mentioned in my Pusheen art post that using one of the colors for art made me want to wear the color. Well that color was Girly Bits Let Love Grow! I wore it for 2 days as its own mani. I was pretty reckless, washing dishes without gloves, cooking, cleaning, so I did have some tip wear. I decided to do an extend a mani with a little 15 minute art!

St Patrick's Day Art: Green Gradient with Gold Flakes


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Damask Navy and Beige Stamping

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Hello there! I mentioned I haven't been much in the mood for art lately, unless it's a simple stamping look. I've been meaning to do a navy and neutral art combo lately and finally got to check it off my list! And well, I love the combo!

Damask Navy and Beige Stamping

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Pusheen Calendar Series: Mermaid Pusheen

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Pusheen is always a mermaid and for March, that's the theme. I haven't been much in the mood for art lately. I'm in such a funk. At least I'm doing one freehand a month with these Pusheen manis and I hope I get out of the funk soon. I've just been feeling white and pastel nails for me. Very clean and plain. In fact, after this art, I put one of the colors back on!

Pusheen Calendar Series: Mermaid Pusheen

Monday, March 11, 2019

Morgan Taylor Neon Blue Gradient

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Since today is my official first day of Spring Break, I figured I would share this festive gradient I wore a few weeks ago. We actually went down to Atlantic City and this was the manicure I wore. We love to trot down to AC for a day of gambling and salt water taffy and relaxing! So I wore this neon manicure when it was rainy and grey. Why not?!

Morgan Taylor Neon Blue Gradient

Friday, March 8, 2019

Alter Ego March CotM, 4 Leaf Clover

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Green is the theme of the month, and that's because St. Patrick's Day is coming up. Life is just too busy and I'm not sure I'll be able to get any art out. But that doesn't mean I won't be rocking green nails, and this one is a great option for a quick mani!

Alter Ego March CotM, 4 Leaf Clover

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Ethereal Lacquer Lunar Love, Girly Bits Cosmetics Exclusive

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If you haven't heard yet, Girly Bits is now carrying Ethereal Lacquer! Girly Bits is like one stop shopping. She carries many indies, nail care items, and nail art items in addition to her own brand! To commemorate this new brand at Girly Bits, Ethereal made an exclusive polish to the shop, and who doesn't love an exclusive!?

Ethereal Lacquer Lunar Love

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Alter Ego Moonlit Waves and Mother of Pearl, Custom Polishes

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Hi all! So it's time for you to act on these polishes if you love them. They are group customs and only available until tomorrow, March 7th. I've linked the groups before each swatch. One is for a white polish group and the other is for a black polish group. They both have complex shimmers and are so pretty!

Alter Ego Moonlit Waves and Mother of Pearl, Custom Polishes

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Mardi Gras Nail Art


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I cannot believe today is Fat Tuesday, the end of Mardi Gras! I love Louisiana and I was able to go to Mardi Gras in 2011. I believe it's time I go again! Well it hit me yesterday that today was Mardi Gras and I was so sad I didn't do any nail art. Luckily, I was swatching polishes for Polish Con, which happens to be in NOLA on August 6th. I ended on swatching some very Mardi Gras-themed Turtle Tootsies and decided to mix a bunch together to make a fun skittle manicure.

Mardi Gras Nail Art

Monday, March 4, 2019

Girly Bits March 2019 CoTM: Cyan-tifically Proven & Things Get Better With Sage

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It's March so that means it's time to share the newest Girly Bits Colour of the Month duo! I needed to take a few days off from the blog for my sanity. I'm going to try and do this more often. 3 days off isn't so bad. But I wanted to share these now since they are still on sale with the early bird discount through March 10.

Girly Bits March 2019 CoTM: Cyan-tifically Proven & Things Get Better With Sage


Thursday, February 28, 2019

Zoya Innocence Smoosh and Stamp Nail Art

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Good evening! I shared the Zoya Innocence Collection yesterday, so today I wanted to share some art I did. I would categorize this as an art fail. Lately, I feel like I've lost my mojo with art and just need to reboot. Anyway, I had tried to do a dry marble and it turned into a smoosh mani out of frustration.

Zoya Innocence Smoosh and Stamp Nail Art

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Zoya Spring 2019: Innocence Collection

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Zoya has a new spring collection out and it's called Innocence. I don't know why it's called that but there's 4 cremes, a slight shimmer, and a polish I can't really describe. These 6 colors are available now and you may have already grabbed them with all the awesome promos they have had recently! And I just scooped out on their site a new sugar scrub deal. I love sugar scrubs.

Zoya Spring 2019: Innocence Collection

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

March 2019 Indie Pickup Offerings: Album Covers

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I shared the Polish Pickup offerings yesterday and today I have a few Indie Pickup/non-polish items! Indie Pickup is now at the same time as Polish Pickup so it makes for easy shopping. Tonight I have two scrubs and a wax melt, so let's get to it.

March 2019 Indie Pickup Offerings: Album Covers

Monday, February 25, 2019

March 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings: Album Covers

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Polish Pickup comes back this Friday, March 1st and this month's theme is Album Covers! I don't even look at album covers anymore which is sad because the art used to be so amazing. Remember epic music videos growing up? So different these days haha. Well, I think makers had a lot of fun with this: so many finishes and colors. YES!

March 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings: Album Covers

Friday, February 22, 2019

KBShimmer Vegan Clean Up Brush

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Happy Friday! Any fun plans this weekend? After two weekends of being sick, I'm ready to go out and do something fun but of course, the weekend calls for two days of rain. I'm thinking it'll be a great time to see some new exhibits at the MOMA! Speaking of art, as you know I love to do nail art, so this clean up brush from KBShimmer is a great addition to my nail art tools.

KBShimmer Vegan Clean Up Brush

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Morgan Taylor The Color of Petals Striped Nail Art

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Hello everyone! I knew this week was going to be a doozy and I wouldn't have a chance to do my nails until Friday (maybe--because I'm getting a big batch of papers to grade today!). So I wanted to put on some nail art that I could wear all week. I shared individual swatches of the Morgan Taylor The Color of Petals collection yesterday, and today I'm sharing the art!

Morgan Taylor The Color of Petals Striped Nail Art


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Morgan Taylor Spring 2019: The Color of Petals, Swatches and Review

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It's time to start showing off spring collections! Yes, it's February and cold, but these brighter colors will have you prepping for flowers and picnics! The Color of Petals collection has 6 colors, but I only received 5, and my press sample information says 5. I do see six colors on the website, but only 5 are available to buy, so there must be a production slow down on that sixth color! So I'm sharing the 5 available to purchase now!

Morgan Taylor Spring 2019: The Color of Petals, Swatches and Review

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Alter Ego Under Cover 2.0 Whipped Butter

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Today I'm sharing a reformulated whipped body butter from Alter Ego. This is a luxurious body butter and if you're dry, this is something you'll definitely want to check out! This product will only be available during cooler months, so you'll want to grab this before it gets warm.

Alter Ego Under Cover 2.0 Whipped Butter

Monday, February 18, 2019

Valentine's Gradient with GB February CotM

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Happy Monday! Do you have the day off today? I don't teach Mondays this semester so I'm always "off" lol but I'm always grading so just kidding. Anyway, I mentioned when I posted the Girly Bits February Cotm earlier this month that these would make a great gradient! I wore this for a full week AND I took pictures of this manicure after 6 days. So let's check it out

Valentine's Gradient with GB February CotM

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Valentine's Day Nails with Jessica Cosmetics


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I posted the Jessica Cosmetics Holiday Glam Trio back in December and I knew I wanted to return to the colors later on. I had originally intended to do a few Valentine's Day looks, but alas, I was (and am) still recovering from whatever awful winter sickness I have. I did manage to get myself to do this simple gradient that I really wanted to do! I don't know why, but I was craving a gradient between these two colors once I saw it. It's my current mani too!

Valentine's Day Nails with Jessica Cosmetics

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Love Constellation Nail Art


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Well hello there! I took a few days off from the blog somewhat unintentionally. I had so much cute Valentine's Day art I wanted to do, but I've been horribly sick since last Tuesday. I started to feel it come about but tried to pump myself with immunity boosters and such, but I succumbed to sickness. That means I've been wearing the same manicure for over a week, and nails just weren't a priority. Whomp. I feel like as far as holiday nail art, after Valentine's Day, I don't do too much! But anyway, here's one I've wanted to do and it was so simple.

Love Constellation Nail Art

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con Group B

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April 6th may seem far away, but it's right around the corner to Polish Con in New Orleans! I shared with your Road to Polish Con Group A last month, and now it's time for Group B! If you missed out on Group A, you can still buy the entire catalog if you want! All 25 colors! But if you can't swing that, check out these 12 that feature a gorgeous mix of finishes that are all inspired by New Orleans! Head to the end of my post for where to order and how you can attend this event!

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con Group B

Friday, February 8, 2019

Humboldt Soap Co. Body Mousse

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Last month I shared with you my review of Humboldt Soap Company's Cremeplexion, a whipped facial moisturizer. I am still using it daily and my skin is loving it. We experienced that polar vortex and that worked well and my body was in desperate need of more moisture. In comes the new body mousse! Same fabulous whipped texture, but in scented all over lotion.

Humboldt Soap Co. Body Mousse

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Love Letter Valentine's Day Nail Art

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What's a little grade school love like love notes and doodles? I don't doodle on notebooks these days, mostly because I'm on the teaching end of the classroom LOL, but I still like to sketch every now and then. As a student though, I definitely could get lost in fun doodles, and so that's what I have today!

Love Letter Valentine's Day Nail Art

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Alter Ego Beating Heart, February CotM

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Another color of the month! It seems more and more makers are created colors of the months so they have a nice creative outlet. Unlike other brand's, Alter Ego's is available until sold out. This month is a super bright neon red-orange! Let's get to it!

Alter Ego Beating Heart, February CotM

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Pusheen Calendar Series: Pusheen In Love

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I turned the calendar and noticed Pusheen was in love so I stepped it up and did my Pusheen manicure early this month! I swatched Night Owl's creme of the month last week (and posted it yesterday) so I wanted to put it back on. It was the perfect pastel for this Valentine's Day Pusheen!

Pusheen Calendar Series: Pusheen In Love

Monday, February 4, 2019

Night Owl Lacquer Love Yourself, February COTM

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Today I have an NOTD featuring the Night Owl Lacquer creme of the month! Not sure where I've been, but I just discovered this brand does a creme of the month, but they aren't limited! Yay! It's so stressful to miss out on all these limited monthlies. For February, the month of love (or I'm calling it that for Valentine's Day), there's a great pink! Let's get to it.


Night Owl Lacquer Love Yourself, February COTM


Friday, February 1, 2019

Girly Bits February 2019 CotM, Steel My Heart & Budding Romance

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When I see this duo, I sort of think of a pro/anti Valentine's Day duo! LOL. I don't sway either way for the "holiday." I like a cute card, a home cooked meal, and that's all. There's nothing worse than paying for a pricey prix-fixed dinner (which most of the time, I can't eat as a vegetarian), and then being rushed out. But I like flowers and a card LOL. So basically, I need to gradient these colors and be a bit of both pro and anti-Valentine.

Girly Bits February 2019 CotM

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Nesting Penguins Nail Art

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So my man gives me a suggestion for nail art, I'm going to do it! Have you ever heard of nesting dolls, where smaller dolls reside in each doll? They are most popular in countries like Russia! My mom had bought one when she went to Russia last year and shared one with me. So my darling said "hey, do nesting penguins!" And I was like YES.

Nesting Penguins Nail Art

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

February 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings: Iconic Duos

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Another month, another Polish Pickup. This one seems to have come so quickly because February 1st is also the first Friday of the month! This month is Iconic Duos and what's fun is some makers paired up, some did coordinating PPU and IPU products, and so this one is so fun!

February 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings: Iconic Duos

Monday, January 28, 2019

Hot Cocoa Bear with Plaid Nail Art

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Is it weird that I feel like "winter" nail art stops in January? WHY? Because I will be freezing in February and March, as it will still be winter weather. So I'm doing some nail arts that are on my to-want-to-do lists and I hope you don't mind. Although I already reviewed this plate, there were a few images I really wanted to wear, so I'm back with another look!

Hot Cocoa Bear with Plaid Nail Art

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Born Pretty Red Glitter Peel Off Polish in North Part

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Hey there! Today I have a short and sweet post with a new series of nail polishes from Born Pretty! They released a huge load of peel off polishes, which seems to be the new trend! I'm seeing a lot of brands releasing sparkly polishes that are peelable, so removal isn't as frustrating. Today, I'm sharing a 6ml bottle of polish called North Part!

Born Pretty Red Glitter Peel Off Polish in North Part

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Pusheen Calendar Series: Happy New Year Pusheen

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Pusheen is back and ready to enter the new year! How has 2019 been for you so far? I'd say it's been fine. I've seen some out-of-town friends, celebrated a few birthdays, had a few work events, and classes started this week! So I guess a busy January?! Well, Pusheen is still in party mode...can I join?

Pusheen Calendar Series: Happy New Year Pusheen

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Lechat Hush Hush with Illuminate Tips

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When the Lechat Veiled Secrets collection arrived, I didn't have time to swatch it, but I did immediately put on Hush Hush as my manicure! I'm loving this collection! I posted the full swatches HERE and collection nail art HERE. Something about Hush Hush is just my jam! The dustiness, the shade of purple. YAY. And I've been digging glitter gradients lately. The punch of sparkle but not annoying removal.

Lechat Hush Hush with Illuminate Tips

Monday, January 21, 2019

Winter Outer Space Nail Art

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When I saw this plate, all I could see was the polar bear astronaut. Isn't that ridiculous and awesome? I also thought of Perseids from the Stella Chroma Fall Mattes. When I reviewed this polish, I mentioned it was the perfect galaxy polish, and I didn't lie. This manicure was easy and seamless and packs a punch!

Winter Outer Space Nail Art

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Girly Bits I Must Not Tell Lies, January HHC

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I know I'm down to the wire with this polish! Luckily, you still have two more days to grab this exclusive from Girly Bits, available at Hella Handmade Creations. It's a real beaut. Who knew that a holo could be so squishy and juicy? Well, this one is so pretty and you'll regret missing it.

Girly Bits I Must Not Tell Lies, January HHC

Friday, January 18, 2019

Winter Wonderland Art with Lechat Veiled Secrets

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I like to mix things up every now and again. So why not create a winter wonderland in purple?! I had been wanting to use this image from a Born Pretty plate I reviewed last month. A sledding polar bear?! Then I was really vibing the Veiled Secrets collection. The tones were soft and calming and reminded me of fresh snowfall, so purple winter wonderland!

Winter Wonderland Art with Lechat Veiled Secrets

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Lechat Dare to Wear Veiled Secrets Collection

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Hi all! First off, Happy Birthday to my dear mom today! We are going out to dinner tonight, so I'm excited to see her! I've featured my mom on the blog before, because she loves when I do her nails and she loves dip powder! In fact, I showed her the colors of the Lechat Veiled Secrets collection, and she's so excited for my to dip her nails. Anyway, yet another post office mess with this package. It arrived at my post office December 3...and I got a final notice to get it on December 30. Uuuhhhh, what?! So glad though that I finally am able to share these with you, so let's get to it!

Lechat Dare to Wear Veiled Secrets Collection

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Fandom Flakies January 2019, Scrubs

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So many great releases! The Fandom Flakies box is available NOW until January 18th so don't delay! This month, Girly Bits is the guest maker and the theme is the television show Scrubs. USPS held my package with the Night Owl and Bee's Knees captive, I didn't get a chance to get sun shots of the Bee's Knees and Night Owl, but they are so beautiful, they don't need it! I really wanted to get these to you before the pre-order is over, so let's get to it!

Fandom Flakies January 2019, Scrubs

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con Group A, Part 2

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I'm back with Part 2 of Group A of Road to Polish Con! You can see yesterday's post HERE with an additional 7 colors! So you'll have a chance to grab all 13 colors (there will even be a bundle option) on January 18th, even if you can't attend the event! Polish Con will be held on April 6, 2019 in Kenner, Louisiana. Each polish is inspired by New Orleans and its surroundings. It's such a fun concept! So check out the rest of this Group A and get ready to purchase them on the 18th!

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con Group A,

Monday, January 14, 2019

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con Group A, Part 1

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Grab yourself a drink, a snack and something to write down all the polishes you will want in today and tomorrow's post. Polish Con will be in New Orleans April 6, 2019. Road to Polish Con took a little break and now it's back and better than ever.  Instead of one to two polishes each week, the attendees at Polish Con will be represented in two groups. Group A will be available from 1/19-2/3 and Group B will be 2/22-3/10.  Because the polishes are so dimensional, I've broken up Group A into two posts! These polishes are available to anyone, whether or not you can attend the Con!

I have to say, I love New Orleans, so the inspirations excite me! I went to Mardi Gras (actually, for an academic conference LOL) in 2011 and I love the city! I love the small city feel, the culture, and seriously would consider living there. 

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con Group A



Friday, January 11, 2019

Beauty Big Bang Cat Dog Plate

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I feel like I need to own all the cat stamping plates. They are just so ridiculous and that's my style. Gimme the kitties. So when I saw this plate on Beauty Big Bang, which also features adorable dogs, I was like mine. MINE MINE MINE.

Beauty Big Bang Cat Dog Plate

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Girly Bits Oh Baby Baby Trio, Swatches and Review

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Pam of Girly Bits is expecting not one, but two grandbabies! One was actually born a few days ago, even though she was due yesterday (the release of this trio!). The other is due in February. How exciting?! To commemorate this event, she created a lovely trio of thermals. I love thermals but I feel like I'm never an even temperature. I'm either cold or hot, so natural transitions are difficult for me. Either way, I hope you appreciate my attempt to show these off!

Girly Bits Oh Baby Baby Trio, Swatches and Review

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Alter Ego January CoTM: Life's A Beach

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Although it's been in the 40s here (which is warm for this time of year), I still dream of a getaway to a beach! That's the exact inspiration for Alter Ego's January CotM! She's always thinking outside of the box when it comes to inspirations. So while you are home in the cold, you can put on a warm polish to remind you summer isn't too far away!

Alter Ego January CoTM: Life's A Beach

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Humboldt Soap Company: Cremeplexion Facial Moisturizer

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I love to read a variety of beauty blogs to hear about new-to-me companies, new products, and so much more. I say I'm a beauty blogger, but this blog is 85% nails, and I really want to vary that up this year. I was reading Never Say Die Beauty and she posted about Cremeplexion, a facial moisturizer. I made a comment on the post (you can scroll down and see!) and the owner offered to send me a sample. WOW. When I e-mailed her and mentioned I would post the sample on my blog, she said she would send a full size. Talk about being proactive as an owner of a company! I don't think anyone has every offered me a free sample, no questions asked, based on a comment on a blog post. If this isn't telling you good things already, let's get to the product.

Humboldt Soap Company: Cremeplexion Facial Moisturizer

Monday, January 7, 2019

Girly Bits January 2019 CoTM: Red Velvet and After Midnight

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The start of January means a new Colours of the Month from Girly Bits. And since this are on sale during the Early Bird special through the 10th of January, I wanted to make sure you score this deal! While these colors may not scream January (actually, what colors DO scream January?!), I love this duo. They are rich, dimensional, and awesome.

Girly Bits January 2019 CoTM

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Alter Ego Bath Bomb with Light

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Listen, I've been sick for like two weeks. So when I found out IPU and PPU would be combined into one weekend, I swore I read it wasn't starting until February. WRONG. And for that, I dearly apologize to Cynthia of Alter Ego. BUT, you still have until tomorrow 1/7 to grab this! And Polish Pickup does combine shipping if you do multiple orders.

Alter Ego Bath Bomb with Light