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Fall Favorites

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These are a few of my favorites things…

Michael Kors Selena Satchel: I bought this bag during the Bloomingdale’s family and friends discount sale, and I have been wearing it every since. I love that it is structured and can stand alone no matter how you pack your items into it. I also love the gold hardware since I have been wearing gold a lot lately.

Alice and Olivia Starbucks Mug/Lipton Green Teas: Who doesn’t want to drink their tea out of an adorable cup?! I purchased this cup at Starbucks not too long ago and I am so in love with it. I am also addicted to these Lipton green teas, which I have been drinking out of my mug. I drink green tea EVERY SINGLE DAY now! Every since I went to Teavana and tasted their amazing tea blends, I had to find something comparable. Red Goji Raspberry (Wegmans) and Purple Acai Blueberry (Wegmans/Walmart) are my favorites.

Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Body Mist: This body mist is so light and fresh. I smelled the perfume and instantly fell in love, but I didn’t want to pay $55 for it. So I bought the smaller size to see how it worked with my body chemistry. Now I carry it in my bag and spray it whenever I feel  the urge to…Go smell it when you have some free time…

Favorite Nail Polishes at the Moment: Orly’s Pretty Ugly, Zoya’s Raven, and Formula X’s Zing. The clear nail polish is my new base coat…Rejuvacote is a nail strengthener that I had heard a lot of great things about. I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and I definitely like the results. Even though my nails still have the tendency to break, its only a chip here and there. They are much stronger than they have been.

The Art of War for Writers and Bird by Bird: I’ve had these books forever, but I have recently been rereading them to get some literary inspiration. I am working on developing a book idea I have and these books are helping me quite a bit. One thing I have learned from them is that you must write every day and at the same time every day. It’s also helpful if you to pretend that there is an imaginary gun to your head so that you don’t get up before you’re supposed to (only other writers/inspiring writings will understand that). LOL…Anne Lamott talks a lot about how you must quiet all the distractions (internally and externally) so that you can get to magic…the writing! I know this all sounds crazy, but I am learning that writing has to become a habit. I’m still working on that…

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Pot of Gold…

I Found a Pot of Gold is a gorgeous glitter from Sephora’s OPI line. I don’t know how I had missed this, but recently I was in the process of picking up another bottle Traffic Stopper Copper (which I have used to death and my bottle is almost empty) when I stumbled upon this gem. I normally don’t care for gold glitters, but this one is amazing!! Yes, I know, I know, I say that about all the polishes I post on here (LOL), but it really is…It makes me feel like I have diamonds on my nail beds. It consists of small gold glitters and chunky diamond shaped holographic glitters, which are so sporadic one may or may not land on each finger nail. Nonetheless this color would look gorge on any skin tone!!

Check out the swatches below and see for yourself:

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I used one coat of Revlon’s Runway Pearl and two coats of I Found a Pot of Gold on top…LOVE!!! XOXO

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Caviar Manicure

The Caviar Manicure seems to be all the rage right now. In case you don’t know what that is, it’s a three dimensional nail design that literally looks like you have caviar on your nails. It was created by a UK based nail polish line, Ciate, and they just recently released the Caviar Manicure Kits, which are being sold in Sephora retail stores for $25 each. Although I don’t plan on trying it (don’t think it’s my cup of tea), I have to admit that the design and the concept is kind of hot. The kits come in black, multi-color, and white micro-beads:

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As with most nail trends, there are gurus who find ways to get high-end looks for less…I found this Youtube video by MissJenFabulous. Apparently, you can purchase microbeads from any craft store like Michaels or Hobby Lobby for a fraction of the price, and save yourself a whole heap of change…

Check out the Youtube video here:

Will you be trying out Caviar nails?? XOXO

Image Credits: http://www.ciate.co.uk

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Sephora by OPI Collabs with Betsey Johnson

So the word on the street is that one of my fav designers, Betsey Johnson, has collaborated with Sephora’s OPI nail polish line to design her own collection. The colors are gorge and oh so Betsey! The collection is scheduled to be released at Sephora retail stores in March 2012.

The collection will consist  of seven nail polishes and three strip nail designs…and for those of you who already own a lot of polish, there will be a mini set available for purchase as well. Check out the collection below:

Left to Right starting at the top: Alley Cat, XOX Betsey, Sparkling Personality, Pushing Your Luck, Cart Wheels on the Catwalk, and It's My Pink

Even though these colors are nothing I haven’t seen before, I am def feeling Alley Cat, Pushing Your Luck (wondering if it’s a nice red), Cart Wheels on the Catwalk and It’s My Pink. I will probably cop two or three colors from this collection depending on how the swatches look…What do you all think about this collection???

Image Credits: InStyle

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Merry Christmas/OOTD

I just wanted to wish you all very Blessed and Merry Christmas!! I hope you all enjoy spending quality time with your loved ones today!! I will be heading over to my parents’ house in a few, but I wanted to show you all my outfit for today:

Blazer - Nordies BP, Sequined Tank - F21, Black Skinnies - Nordies BP, Scarf - Asos, Belt - Michael Kors, Boots - Steve Madden

Timepiece - Michael Kors, Sephora Polish - Traffic Stopper Copper, Misa Nail Polish - Whimsical Wish, Perfume - Gucci Guilty, Earrings - 4NXChange

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October/November Favorites

Here are a few of my favorite things from October/November:

  • Make-Up Forever Lipgloss in S26 (Sephora) – This is my second time purchasing this lipgloss and once again I’ve almost used it all up!! It is very pigmented but very light. You do have to reapply it quite frequently, but I really love the color!
  • Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Candy Apple (035) and Lollipop (075) (Target) – Loves these lip butters!! The color pay off is really nice and they are not drying like lipsticks. Its almost as if they are a lipstick and lipgloss all in one.
  • China Glaze’s Pink Voltage Nail Polish (Sally’s Beauty Supply) – Hands down this is the best barbie pink on there…this is my second bottle!
  • Sephora by OPI’s Traffic Stopper Copper (Sephora) – I know that my followers on twitter and instagram are sick of me talking about this nail polish! Lol…I love it so much! And it goes perfectly with nude colors! It’s eye-catching without being too over the top.
  • Essie’s A Cut Above (Ebay) – This polish is from Essie’s latest Luxeffects collection, and it is very similar to Traffic Stopper Copper…and I am loving it! Again, I like to wear this one with nude pinks and very light beiges.
  • Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat (Target) – I’ve been using Seche Vite as my top coat for a year now, but my polish never lasts. However, I decided to try Revlon’s top coat, and it is just as good, if not better than Seche Vite. My polish lasts at least a day or two longer than it did with the Seche Vite, but it does not dry as fast so be sure to check it and make sure that it’s dry before you begin another task!
  • One Minute Manicure (Random Beauty Supply Store) – I purchased this exfoliant scrub from a beauty supply store that was going out of business. It was literally only $1.50 so I figured that I would try it out, and it is the bomb.com! When I do my at home manicures I use this to get any excess skin that I may have missed. It makes my hands feel incredibly soft.
  • Sephora Lipgloss in Candy Necklace (Sephora) – Like Make Up Forever lipgloss, this one is very light, but the color is so beautiful. Again, you will have to reapply it often as it is not thick at all.

I hope this is somewhat helpful to you all…these are things I have been using lately and plan to continue using in the near future. If you should have any questions or want to see any swatches of the lip and nail products, feel free to let me know.

I hope everyone has a blessed week! XOXO

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Another Nail Polish Haul

Hey Ladies!

I decided to try something different with this nail polish haul. I made a video instead of making you read all of my rambling…I hope you all enjoy it…It took me forever just to record and upload and I didn’t even do any editing…Whew!

Here are some pictures as well as the names of the polishes I mentioned:

Colors Names (From Left to Right):

  1. Traffic-Stopper Copper (Sephora by OPI)
  2. Atlantis (China Glaze)
  3. Beyond the Mistletoe (Color Club)
  4. Wish Upon a Rock-Star (Color Club)
  5. Beyond Infinity (Misa)
  6. School of Hard Rocks (Essie)
  7. Masquerading (Color Club)
  8. Quirky Smile (Misa)
  9. New Bohemian (Color Club)
  10. Wild About Shimmer (Sephora by OPI)

All of these polishes are available at Head2ToeBeauty (except for the Sephora polishes, of course).

Fall Nails

I combed through my nail polish collection to see if I had the essential colors for Fall, and I do! Rusts/coppers, nudes, blues, greens, reds/corals and gunmetals are all in this fall. I’ve swatched all of the colors you will need, and even added some colors to keep things interesting. Personally, I can’t walk around with dark colors on my hands for several months (so depressing!) so I had to throw some wildcards into the mix.

Starting at the top with the black, I will list the colors and brands clockwise:

  1. Liquid Leather – China Glaze
  2. Revvvolution – Color Club
  3. Gunmetal – Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear
  4. Pink (It’s actually a peach color)- Love and Beauty
  5. Hi Def – Sephora
  6. Monsooner or Later – OPI
  7. Hot Magenta – Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear
  8. Purple Panic – China Glaze
  9. Let’s Talk – Sinful Colors
  10. Yoga-Ta Get This Blue – OPI
  11. Frostbite – China Glaze
  12. Blue It – Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear
  13. Ocean View – Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear
  14. Read My Palm – Sephora
  15. The Real Teal – Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear
  16. Dance Teal Dawn – Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear
  17. Emerald City – Revlon
  18. Teal We Meet Again – Sephora