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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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Ulta Haul

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I haven’t really been in the shopping mood recently (I’ve only been to the mall like once in the past several weeks), but I was excited to go to Ulta with my mom and my sister Sunday. I picked up a few things that I’ve been wanting to try and other products that I have used up and wanted to replenish.

So I bought two Maybelline lipsticks from their Sensational Vivids line. Wild Rose (on the left) and On Fire Red (on the right) were my picks. I also picked up two of Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lip glosses in Snow Pink and Sugar Violet. I had Sugar Violet already but it’s practically gone now.

Of course, I had to pick up my favorite nail polish remover, which is made by Ulta. I am telling you, all you have to do is stick your nails in and they come out clean with very little work. Love this remover! And yes, I needed two!

All Maybelline and Revlon products were buy one, get one 50% off so I got a pretty good deal on these lippies. I also had a $3.50 off coupon, which always helps. There were a ton of things on sale, so you may want to check out your local Ulta stores when you get a chance.

I hope everyone is enjoying their week! 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…

All Products Mentioned:

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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Revlon’s Enamor: Perfect Bubble Gum Pink

One of my guilty pleasures is walking through CVS, Walmart, Target, or Walgreens off the late night looking at nail polish. CVS and Walgreens usually has the newest nail colors so I like to go in there to see what’s new.  It’s crazy, I know, but I can’t help what I like to do. Lol…Anywhoo, I was in CVS one night and I came across Revlon’s Enamor. Because it was kind of expensive, I decided to wait on buying it because I knew I could find it for cheaper somewhere else.

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After my run Sunday morning, I went to Ulta and they were having a sale on Revlon products (jackpot!), buy one get one 50% off. So I decided to pick up Enamor and Passionate Pink (which I swatched the other day and didn’t like).

Enamor is a part of Revlon’s new Brilliant Strength line and is the perfect bubble gum pink! I would say that it is comparable to Zoya’s Sweet so if you have that one you don’t really need to purchase this one. The formula is a little thin at first (very streaky), but in this swatch I used two coats and that was more than enough. The brush is interesting..It’s flat and squared at the tip, which makes it easier to paint your nails, provided that you have big nail beds like me. For those of you with smaller fingers/nail beds, you may find that the brush is a little big. Overall I think this nail polish is well worth the $6 I paid for it, and I will definitely be wearing it again.

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Have you all tried this Brilliant Strength line from Revlon yet? It’s supposed to be a base coat, nail color, and top coat all in one. However, because I am super impatient, I can’t roll without a fast drying top coat, but I suppose the concept is a nice one. Lol…

What are your favorite drug store nail polish brands? I would have to say Revlon, Essie, and Sally Hansen are my favorites. And how do you all feel about bubble gum pink nails in the summer? Or pink nails, period?

As always, I hope you all enjoyed this post. Talk to you soon! xx

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Spring/Summer Nail Polish Picks

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Here are swatches of some nail polishes that I think you all will enjoy this season. I pulled some of my favorite polishes at the moment, many of which are a part of Spring 2013 collections.

  • OPI – My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours
  • Essie – First Timer
  • Essie – In The Cab-ana
  • Zoya – Sweet
  • Essie – Mint Candy Apple
  • Zoya – Pippa
  • Color Club – Poptastic
  • China Glaze – Keep Calm, Paint On
  • Julep – Avery
  • Revlon – Blue Lagoon

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As you can see, blues and pinks are my weakness! And who doesn’t love pastels?! Remember that nail polish is just another accessory to add some color to your wardrobe so have fun with it! Don’t get so bogged down with trends. Do you! xx

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Bubble Gum Mani

I was in Ulta last week (the new one out in Gambrills, Maryland…better known as Crofton, MD) and I stumbled upon this Revlon color. Not only is it an adorable pink, but it smells like raspberries. I don’t know where I have been, but I didn’t even realize that Revlon had a line of scented nail polishes. How adorable?!

Check out the swatches of this creamy fuchsia pink polish below:

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Since I am a sucker for pink nail polish, I thought I would give Bubble Gum a go. The formula was great…Not too thick and not too thin. In the pictures above I used two coats and topped it off with Orly’s Second Dry top coat…Speaking of top coats, I am considering going back to Seche Vite’s Fast Drying Top Coat. Although I get annoyed with it because it gets really thick once you reach the bottom of the bottle, I find that it really makes your nails shine bright like a diamond (I know that was corny but whatevs). My nails look shiny in these pictures but looked a little dull in natural lighting…But I digress….

Back to Revlon’s Bubble Gum…You can find this puppy in any local drugstore that sells Revlon products for anywhere between $4-$6.

Are you guys a sucker for pink nails too? I was just telling one of my friends last night that I have a wide range of blues, pinks and greens, from the lightest to the darkest, in my nail polish collection. Lol…

BTW I picked up a few colors from China Glaze’s Avant Garden collection…Would you guys like me to swatch them all at the same time or in separate posts? Let me know! xx

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Nail Polish Haul (Part Two)

Here is the second part of my nail polish haul. I hope I don’t wear you all out with all the colors! Lol…Check the video out below:

Here are the swatches for each color mentioned in the video:

From left to right:

  1. Sally Hansen’s Indi-Go Blue (Ulta).
  2. Revlon’s Posh (Target).
  3. American Apparel’s Neon Blue (American Apparel).
  4. Loreal’s The Mystic’s Fortune (Ulta).
  5. Maybelline’s Navy Narcissist (Target).
  6. China Glaze’s Sexy In The City (Ulta).
  7. China Glaze’s Innocence (Ulta).
  8. Essie’s Butler Please (Target).
  9. Essie’s Where’s My Chauffeur (Target).

I hope you all enjoyed this post!!! Talk to you soon! XOXO

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Try This Trend: Half Moon Manicure

I have been wanting to try this trend for quite some time now. I’m sure you’ve seen it a million times, but I had to do my own version of the half moon mani. It was pretty easy, but it definitely takes a considerable about of time, as you have to wait for your base color to dry before you apply the reinforcements to the nail. And yes, I used hole reinforcement stickers (normally used for the purpose of reinforcing rips in holed notebook paper) to get the half moon look at the bottom of my nail.

Check out the swatches below:

For my base color I used Revlon’s Gold Coin, and China Glaze’s Liquid Leather as the main color. I put two coats of Out the Door fast drying Top Coat on my nails as well to add some shine and to smooth the line between the black and the gold.

My right hand didn’t turn out as well as my left hand showed here, but not bad at all for my first time. I think I will be revisiting this mani again and again especially for occasions when I am going out! I am going to try some various color combinations as well…I’ll keep you all posted on my progress!

Have you tried the half moon mani yet? If so, how did you like it? Did you do it yourself?

I’m on serious crunch time right now with my thesis, which I am trying to finish by Monday.  I hope everyone has a blessed weekend and I will talk to you sometime next week! xx

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Fall Lipsticks

Last night I was up until the wee hours of the morning watching Youtube videos (there is a wealth of knowledge online!), and I came across this video by Lip_sh0ck . This chick is truly talented at both beating her face and putting amazing videos together. Check out here latest video on her favorite Fall/Winter Lipsticks:

Honeslty, I don’t really change my make-up based on seasons, but I still found this video to be useful. As a brown girl it is sometimes hard to find lipsticks that go well with your complexion without spending an arm and a leg on them. I am definitely going to pick up the Revlon Mauvy Night and Violet Frenzy. I am a sucker for any color in the fuschia family! That red Tarte lipstick is also calling my name. I’ve been wearing the heck out of my Mac Ruby Woo lipstick, but since it’s matte, I may need to pick up a glossy red. What do you think? What lip colors are you rocking this fall?

Here is another one of her videos, which is a tutorial on how to achieve a beautiful fall make-up look…I love the lipcolor she chose for this one as well (Mac’s Rebel lipstick). The nude lip option is also very pretty (Mac’s Cherish):

Talk to you all soon! xx

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Fall 2012: Kel’s Nail Polish Picks

Ladies!! I hope your are ready to paint your tips!! Here are my 10 picks for nail colors for Fall 2012. Watch my video below to see what colors I’ve chosen:

Here is a list of the colors I’ve included:

  • Maybelline Color Show: Twilight Rays (Target)
  • Zoya: Natty (Gift)
  • Essie: Dive Bar (Ulta)
  • Deborah Lippmann: Dancing In The Dark (Nordstrom)
  • Nails Inc.: Belgrave Place (Sephora.com)
  • China Glaze: Want My Bawdy (Head2toebeauty.com)
  • Color Club: Cold Metal (Head2toebeauty.com)
  • Revlon: Fearless (Ulta)
  • Julep: Piper (Julep, Sign up to be a member here)
  • Zoya: Lara (Gift)

I hope you all enjoyed this post! XOXO

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