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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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Sugar Fix: The Texturized Manicure

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Everyone seems to be going crazy over these texturized manicures so I thought I would see what all the hype was about. I purchased Sally Hansen’s Sugar Coat in Sugar Fix (white) and tried my hand at this manicure. I think the look is cute if you want to try something different. I would probably wear these if I was going to a fun fashionable event or if I just felt like switching my nail polish game up a bit, but I doubt that I would wear something like this on a daily basis. I also should have chosen a different color (blue, green, coral, something…) as opposed to white. Sometimes white nail polish can look very harsh on darker complexions:

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In these swatches I only used one coat and the nail polish dried pretty quickly. You do not need a top coat (obviously), and the color comes off very easily with regular nail polish remover. No excessive scrubbing needed! Be sure to only apply one coat for this look. Even though the instructions state that you should apply two thin coats, if you apply two, the nail polish will not dry to look like these swatches, it will look clumpy…at least, that was my experience.

Overall, I think the texturized look is a cool concept, but  I don’t think this look is something I would wear often. First, I don’t really care for matte nails. I’m old school, I like my nails to shine bright! Because of the fact that this particular nail polish is textured, white and matte, it makes your hands look a bit dry even if they aren’t, which is a major problem for me!

Be sure to check out other texture mani option from brands such as OPI (Liquid Sand), Zoya (Pixie Dust), China Glaze (Texture), Milani (Texture), etc. Although I don’t LOVE this mani I do like it. I also want to try to Zoya Pixie Dust because those are infused with a bit of glitter, which may add some pizazz.

Have any of you tried any of the texturized manicures? If so, let me know your thoughts…

I hope you all enjoyed this post and are having a great week…BTW: 3 more days until the weekend! WhooHoo! xx

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Sally Hansen – Coral Reef

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Since Spring insists on being fashionably late, I thought I would break out some Spring nail polishes to help me cope with that fact that its almost April and we are still dealing with 35 degree weather here in DC/Maryland. Whatevs…Anywhoo, I wanted to share this gorgeous Sally Hansen Extreme Wear nail polish with you guys.

The first thing I love about this color is the fact that it is super affordable and retails for $2-$3 per bottle. The second thing I love about the color is that it is rich in consistency and has amazing color payoff. In the images above I used two coats but could have easily used just one to achieve this look. This bright coral pink will def grab folks’ attention this Spring.

As a bonus I thought I would add an accent to my ring and pinky fingers. I used American Apparel’s Meteor Shower, which is actually a really cool top coat. The gold flakes look like sharred confetti. Don’t sleep on American Apparel folks! It’s another affordable nail polish brand that goes for about $6 per bottle ($5 if you buy 3).

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

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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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Organized Beauty: Nail Polish

My entire nail polish collection...OMG...Don't Judge Me!

It’s the a new year and a new beginning! It’s time to get organized!! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to store my make-up and nail polishes because they seem to be all over the place! All over the bathroom counters, my dresser, every freakin’ where!

A few weeks ago I was out with my girlfriend, Manda (Hey Mandy!) and we found these nail polish racks in the Container Store. They were only $5.99 each and I thought that was a great price. However, there is a drawback! Not all types of polishes fit into these racks. Here’s a list of polishes that I know can fit:

  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear
  • Misa
  • Color Club
  • Ulta
  • Essie
  • Deborah Lippmann
  • Milani
  • Love and Beauty (Forever 21)
  • Sally Hansen Hard As Nails
  • Nails Inc.
  • NailTek

While I will still need to purchase a wall rack for the rest of my polishes (i.e. China Glaze, OPI, Sephora by OPI, Revlon, Finger Paints, Orly, etc.), which I plan to install in my bathroom, I think these racks are awesome! They can easily be used to add some flavor to your decor, or can simply be stored on your dresser or countertop to keep everything organized. Here is how I display mine on my mantel:

You can purchase these racks here.

As for the rest of my polishes I have them stored in a plastic bin in my bathroom along with my other manicure essentials:

I hope this gives you some ideas regarding how to get organized. In one of my upcoming posts I will discuss how I organized my make-up within the same storage bin. Talk to you all soon! Smooches! XOXO

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