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Tag Archives: Nail polish

New Release – OPI Brazil Collection

6 Feb

Tired of winter?  Yeah, us too.

OPI wants to cheer you up with their Brazil collection releasing now.  These colors remind of Carnival and Mardi Gras! So festive.

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Check out more here.  They also come in a set of minis.  ❤

Don’t these get you in the mood for Spring???

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Healthy Nails – growing long and strong!

3 Feb

Last year Kassi and I both had major nail drama.  In short, our nails were a disaster.  We wrote about it here and here.

Nailtiques fixed the peeling and breaking problem like a champion

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New problem? Dryness, especially in the cuticles.

Solution?  More Nailtiques, of course!

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So what’s different?  Switching from Formula 2 for brittle/peeling nails to Formula 1 to maintain a healthy nail.

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Adding?

Nailtiques Oil Therapy to apply to cuticles.  I’m sort of crazy about this scent.  It’s kind of citrusy and perfumey.  Likey.

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Nailtiques is available at Ulta, CVS, Walgreens.  We both really like it.  We have crazy strong nails, all thanks to these little vials.

Huzzah!

Anna

Ipsy November 2013 Glam Bag

3 Dec

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The November bag was filled with amazing and not so amazing items.

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The Fave: Baked shadow from BH Cosmetics in Aphrodite.

This is really close to MAC’s Cranberry.

I will post a review of the lipstick because it is frighteningly unflattering color. It is the shade of my flesh….so yeah. Why?

Pixi bronzer is a perfect shade for me. It’s great for contouring.

The lip crayon is ok. It is a red, but I’m not sure of the shade, still testing it out.

Starlooks eye liner in Topaz. It’s fun and sparkly.

Julep – Finally cancelled!

19 Nov

So, success?

To recap, I made the initial call to cancel my Julep Maven Monthly Subscription on Tuesday the 12th.  I received the confirmation of the cancel request on Tuesday, the 19th.

Perhaps I am jaded in our instant gratification lifestyle, but I think if a company is willing to take your money and subscribe you immediately it should be willing to let you go just as fast.

I was seriously worried that they wouldn’t accept my cancellation in time and I would be charged for another month.  That’s sort of a crazy fear, isn’t it?  I don’t think I should have to worry about something like that especially if I made the cancellation request in ample time before their billing date.

But, I was worried.  Especially since a girl on their Facebook page said she had been waiting for over a week for them to get back to her about her cancellation request.

I am not knocking Julep’s products. I’m not even dissatisfied with their service, I just didn’t want more nail polish and I wanted to try another beauty box.  Their boxes were always shipped timely, always packaged beautifully, and their product quality is great.

It’s just this cancellation thing that has me seriously upset.  Upset enough to complain about it on here, A LOT.  🙂 So thanks for listening!

I really hope Julep makes changes to how they handle cancellations.

~Anna

Nail Trend: OPI Ski Teal We Drop

12 Nov

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This color is perfect for fall – winter.  Wouldn’t it be super cute with a glittery contrast nail?!  Or you can add a matte top coat to it like Essie Matte About you!

Julep November 2013 Maven Box

8 Nov

Here is my latest Julep box.  I need to admit that as much as I enjoy Julep, I am considering cancelling the monthly subscription.   At this point I have more nail polish bottles than I can probably use in a life time.

I wish there was an option to temporarily suspend the service instead of opting to skip every month or cancelling.  I don’t receive the monthly email from Julep letting me know my box was ready and this is the time to place it on hold or send to someone one.  And I keep track of way too many things in my life to add one more thing I need to worry about…so yeah…I am cancel.  Let me know of other beauty boxes that are on the market.  I already get Ipsy and Kassi gets Birchbox.

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I love the color of that lip gloss!  Prefect berry for Fall/Winter.

~Anna

Nails – how to wear black nails at work

30 Oct

I have a corporate job with a crazy strict dress code.  Although I push the dress code A LOT (have you seen the color of my hair??  https://fairygodmotherbeautyblog.com/2013/10/26/annas-new-hair-red-with-black-streaks-take-2/

That said, I’m not down with completely being the weird chick at work.  Even though I wanted to wear black nails for a while, I didn’t feel brave enough to rock the boat more.

So, I self compromised with how I wore black nails.  Both of these are from Julep.

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The black is actually matte-ish, looks like latex.

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I feel accomplished.

~Anna

October must have – Matte Nail Polish.

22 Oct

It’s time to update your fall colors, especially with nails.  Using a matte top coat to change the texture of your current polish is an easy, and cheap, way to change up your manicure.

My favorite Matte top coat is Essie “Matte About You” – It’s $10 at Ulta.

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Look at how excellent black looks matte:

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and grey!

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Dark Blue.

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Or do a combo of Matte and Shiny

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October 2013 Ipsy Glam Bag

18 Oct

This feels like the best Glam Bag since I signed up.  It was bursting at the seams!

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What’s in my bag:

Sexy Hair Blow Dry Gel

Zoya Nail Polish – purple

Be Delectable Hand Cream in Strawberry and Cream (OMG this smells like Strawberry Mamba)

H2O Plus  Face Oasis Hydrating Treatment

Buxom Full-On™ Lip Polish in Dolly

~Anna

Fall Polish – Milani: Hipster Plum

16 Oct

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WANT!  What a lovely plum hue.  Perfect for fall.  It’s $3.49 at Drugstore.com