Tag Archives: Nail Polish

Deborah Lippmann – Blue Orchid

Hey dolls!!! Today, I have some swatches of one of my favorite colors at the moment from Deborah Lippmann’s Spring collection. When Sephora was having their 20% off friends and family promotion a little while ago, I took advantage and bought this beauty. Everyone knows Deborah Lippmann is expensive, but no one can deny the quality of her nail lacquers:

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Blue Orchid is a creamy pastel blue with grey undertones, but is probably a tiny bit more blue in person. I love it! You could actually get away with wearing just one coat, but I did two in these photos to make sure the color was even. You guys know I love my blue polishes and this is no exception. There is actually one other color I want from this collection, Flowers in Her Hair, but it seems as if I’m going to have to go on a bit of a search for it.

If you haven’t already seen it, be sure to check out Deborah Lippmann’s Summer collection here.

I hope you all enjoyed this post and I promise I will talk to you soon!! xx

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China Glaze: City of Flourish Collection

Hola!!!!!!! Today I have four colors from China Glaze’s new City of Flourish collection. Sally’s Beauty Supply had a sale on all their China Glaze polishes, buy one get one free, and you know I hopped all over that. I purchased four of the twelve colors available in this collection:

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Thistle Do Nicely (3 Coats/No Top Coat)

Thistle Do Nicely is a peachy/pink neon color. It’s probably my favorite color in the entire collection because it is super bright! Reminds me of China Glaze’s Flip Flop Fantasy.

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At Vase Value (3 Coats/No Top Coat)

At Vase Value is a gorgeous cream mint color. It’s very similar to China Glaze’s Re-Fresh Mint, but Re-Fresh Mint has more of a white undertone.

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Spring In My Step (3 Coats/No Top Coat)

Spring in my Step is the kind of nude I like to wear. It’s actually a little more pink in person and I love it!

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Peonies & Park Ave. (2 Coats/No Top Coat)

Peonies & Park Ave. is a traditional creamy pink. Not as bright as I thought it was going to be based on the swatches I had seen. I def could have left this one in the store…It’s not a bad color at all. I just feel like I have seen this pink many times before.

Overall, I like the colors I chose. One thing that I will tell you is that the formula on all of these polishes is STREAKY!! A lot of the colors required 3 coats for full opacity so keep that in mind when you are deciding whether or not to purchase. Be sure to check and see if Sally’s is still having a sale on this brand. If not, you can always purchase these on Head 2 Toe Beauty

I hope everyone is having a great week! xx

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Ulta Made Me Do It…

Every time I turn around Ulta is having a sale of some sort. 20% off, buy one/get one half off, $5.00 off your purchase, etc. Not to mention the fact that you can gain so many points and get money off your purchases as well.  Needless to say that I used this opportunity to pick up a few Sally Hansen nail polishes that were on my wish list:

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Blue My Mind (Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure)

Blue My Mind is absolutely gorgeous!!! It reminds me of China Glaze’s Frostbite, which is probably why it caught my eye. I am a sucker for blue nail polishes and this is no exception. The formula is amazing and the color payoff is wonderful. But that price! It retails for about $8, which is kind of expensive for a drugstore nail polish, but I think its well worth it.

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Dive In (Sally Hansen Triple Shine)

Dive In is much more subtle than I was expecting, but its a beautiful color nonetheless. The first coat was a bit thin and streaky, but I only needed two coats to achieve the look in the photo above. Sally Hansen has a lot of vibrant colors in this particular line so if you are in need of a super pigmented color, check it out!

Are you a fan of Sally Hansen nail polishes? Is there any particular line that you like? I looking forward to trying more colors!! I hope you all are enjoying your week!! xx

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Revlon Parfumerie: African Tea Rose

Revlon’s new Parfumerie nail polishes are adorable!! While I am not wild about this particular color (looks better here than it does in natural lighting), I have to say that the formulas and scents of these polishes are on point. Check out the swatches below:

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And how cute is this bottle?! Not to mention that my nails literally smelled like roses (not the stinky ones either). for an entire day. This is going to sound weird, but I could not stop smelling my nails when I was wearing this color…I love the scent! The thing is though, it smells like regular nail polish up until your nails dry. So don’t go smelling these in the drugstore…Lol

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If you’d like to try these nail polishes out, they are actually on sale at Ulta right now for buy one, get one 50% off. They have a wide range of colors that I’m sure will fit your taste, and they retail for $5.99 each. Have any of you gals tried this nail polish yet? If so, what did you think? Lately, I’ve been trying to get more into drugstore nail polishes since they are a lot more affordable.

Side Note: Is your week dragging as slowly as mine!? I am so ready for this holiday weekend! Talk to you all soon! xx

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Formula X

So today I have a few swatches for you guys from Sephora’s new Formula X nail polish line. So Sephora  decided to discontinue their Sephora by OPI line and replace it with Formula X. I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised. While I love the OPI brand, the Sephora by OPI polishes definitely left something to be desired in the creativity department. I have only two polishes from that line that I actually love (both are glitter top coats: Traffic Stopper Copper and I Found a Pot of Gold). The Formula X line, however, consists of tons of nail colors with a multitude of finishes/textures.

Here are a few swatches of my favorites so far:

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High Frequency with Drawn To You as an accent nail.

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These polishes are amaze balls {insert heart-eyed emoji)!!!!!!! The formulas aren’t too thin or too thick, and the colors are very pigmented. With these two colors I only needed one coat of nail polish.

I love these polishes so much, I have purchased 9 colors since they came out in October. There are more that I want to try but because I already have so many color so I will try to refrain. Lol…I’ll be sure to swatch the rest for you all, but I think you’ll love them as much as I do.

You can purchase Formula X polishes in any Sephora store, as well as on their website: www.sephora.com. The price point is from $10-$12.50. Luckily, I was able to purchase most of mine during the VIB 20% off sale.

Have you guys tried these polishes yet? If so, I am curious to know what you think about them.

I hope everyone is having a blessed week…I’m soooo looking forward to Thanksgiving! Talk to you soon. xx

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French-Mint Mani

I know that it’s fall and I should be breaking out my darker nail colors…but I don’t want to! Well, at least not every single day. My nails are very short right now, and one way to make your nails looks a bit longer is to give yourself a french manicure.

But people are switching things up nowadays. Traditional white tips are out…I’ve seen a multitude of french manicures with colored tips on various blogs/magazines. For example, tuxedo french manicures (black base with white tips/white base with black tips/glossy black base with matte black tips) seem to be really popular at the moment. But I thought I would try a more subtle look because some of those tuxedo manicures are a little over the top.

In these swatches I decided to use Essie’s Mint Candy Apple nail polish, which has been sitting on my desk for months now:

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This is a cool way to add a bright color to your nails without going overboard. It’s fun but still looks conservative. What do you guys think? Would you give this a try?

I hope you all have a blessed week! xx

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Half Moon

So I decided to try my hand at a half moon manicure since all the nail salons I called last week couldn’t guarantee me that they had a nail tech that could reproduce the look. In the photos below I used  Revlon’s Bubble Gum and OPI’s My Boyfriend Scales Walls. This manicure is a little more difficult than one might think. Check out the images below and let me know what you all think about my skills (or lack thereof…Lol):

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Julep – Audrey

Instead of buying a bunch of new polish, I decided to go through all the polish I have and force myself to wear them. In the midst of organizing the polish that I have and figuring out how to display them in such a way that I can see all the colors, I found Julep’s Audrey. I have had this polish for months, and I remember trying it on, but I don’t recall ever actually wearing it. So I decided to paint my nails with it last night:

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Can I just say the shimmer is this color is amazing, and the pictures really don’t do it justice. Audrey is a pale pink polish with a gorgeous silver shimmer. I believe I got this color in a Julep mystery box. Nonetheless, if you are looking for a low key neutral color, and can still get your hands on this one, you may want to cop it. It’s a nice twist on the traditional pinky nude polish that I am used to seeing. It’s a bit sheer so you will need at least three coats. You can find it on sale here.

I hope you all enjoyed this post! xx

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Butler London: Keks

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Every since I saw this color on @Thatsheart’s Instagram page I have been dying to get my hands on this color. One of my best girlfriends (thanks Tameka!) actually bought it for me from Nordstrom yesterday, and I couldn’t wait to swatch it for you guys today.

I’ll keep this post short and sweet…If you like blue nail polish like I do you will love Keks. It’s vibrant and super pigmented, which means that you could get away with wearing just one coat. In these pictures I am wearing two coats along with Sech Vite’s Dry Fast Top Coat. Keks should be available anywhere Butter London polishes are sold, and it retails for $15. You can purchase it online here.

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I hope you all enjoyed this post…Talk to you soon!! xx

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Nordy Girl Favorites

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I have a bunch of beauty products and one accessory to tell you guys about today…

Nail Products

I previously tried samples of Bubble White, and finally decided to get the jar so that I could soak my nails on a more frequent basis. I love this stuff because it is a quick and easy way to prep your nails for an at home manicure. Bubble White cleans your nails and softens your cuticles, and it literally works in 5 minutes. Amazeballs! As for the hand cream…I was previously stuck on Soap & Glory’s Hand Food, which I still love, but I didn’t realize that Silk Elements sold a hand cream that is comparable and much more affordable. What I love about this particular hand cream is that it smells amazing and moisturizes my hands without making them feel greasy. And for a little over $3…Yes, I’ll take that! Lol…

Make Up

Lately, my make up has been super easy going: Brows.Mascara.Lip Gloss. These glosses from Sephora and Revlon have been giving me that super shiny look that I love. Unlike mac lip glosses, they are light…No crazy thinkness here, but a lot of shine, which is exactly what I need. And for my lashes I’ve been obsessed with this Lash Potion from Revlon. OMG yall!! The volume and length that I get from this mascara is unreal. I use at least 3 coats when putting on my make up. Lol…

Nail Polish

Pastels and bright pinks!! I’ve finally ventured away from blue (cream) nail polish, ladies…I thought I would try something a little different from what I usually wear. These three polishes are jellies, meaning that they are a bit on the sheer side but are buildable, and can easily be layered with glitter nail polish. Ever heard of a “jelly sandwich”? Well, that is when you put a layer of glitter in between two coats of jelly nail polish (I’ll be sure to post an example of one this week)…Well, these polishes are perfect for that sort of thing. Here are swatches of each:

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Gargantuan Green Grape (L), Don’t Touch My Tutu (M), and You Drive Me Coconuts (R).

Accessory

Finally, I have been dying to tell you all about this eye glass case from Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale. This is the only thing I bought from the sale and I am so in love with it. I swear I would probably buy anything that has “Nordy Girl” on it for the phrase alone. All I can say is this case is sooooo me…Period…

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I hope you all enjoyed this post…If you’ve tried any of these items, let me know what you think of them. Talk to you all soon! xx

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