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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Cotton Candy Yum Yum

Just a quick post to show everyone I'm still alive and painting my nails. Things have been busy around here but I hope to play some catch up and not neglect the blog. Stay tuned!

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Friday, May 10, 2013


I'm very excited to share with you a nail art kit I ordered off This amazing little kit had a long journey from Korea, but it was totally worth the wait!
Photo Credit: eBay
The brand is called The Face Shop. They are based in Korea and have a large nail polish line. However you can't buy from their site if you live in the United States like I do. No need to worry or be sad. This is where and +eBay come in handy. 

I loved this kit just from the few pictures I saw online and had to have it. This awesome little kit allows you to create the plaid print seen on the box using the three nail polishes pictured below:

 Included on the back are step by step picture instructions:

Photo Credit: Amazon
Exciting right? So adorable, and here are my results:

This kit really delivers! It's easy to use and gives fantastic results. I practiced the design on paper before starting and would suggest layering this print over a white base polish to really make these colors pop. The white polish used as accents to the design is not included in the kit.

What does everyone think? Is this a must own product? Would you wait three weeks for this like I did?

Polish Information Brand: The Face Shop
Colors: RD301, YL702 and Bl602
Price: $9.99
Where to Buy: Amazon or eBay
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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Julep - Clara

I have a beautiful color to share with you today. It's from Julep's May Maven box.

Clara is is a beautiful soft peach creme. Easy to apply and completely opaque in just two coats.

I really liked Clara much more than I thought I would. So soft and delicate. A perfect color for Spring! I see me wearing this often and would look adorable on my toes.

Polish Information Brand: Julep
Color: Clara
Price: $14.00
Price as A Julep Maven: $11.20
Sign Up to Become a Maven: Here
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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Julep May Maven Box

I love at the beginning of each month I know a sweet little surprise is waiting for me in my mail box. I always check out what +Julep Maven will be sending for the month and if I want to change my maven style, but I'm always pleasantly surprised by the little extras. This months packaging was stunning. So chic and elegant looking. I wish all packages looked as lovely as my maven boxes do.


This is my what was in my It Girl Maven box. With pretty tissue paper and burgundy paper filler, this box felt extra special. Plus some adorable flower hair clips.

Coco, a beautiful and rich oxblood creme. Clara, a delicate peach creme and Paris a show stopping holographic glitter topper.

This months box has such a luxe feel to it and is definitely my favorite box so far. I can not wait to swatch these for you!

Maven Sign Up: Join Here
First Box Free with Coupon Code: FREEBOX
Price Per Month: $19.99
Styles Change, and So Can You: Try a new style, send your box to a friend or skip the month (and the bill)
Cancellation Fees?: Nope!
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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Then and Now Nail Art

A few weeks back I saw some really neat posts pop up about fellow nail bloggers sharing their "Then and Now" nail art. Such a simple idea, yet really shows yourself, and other people, how far you have come with your nail art and photography. So I searched through some of my old nail art pictures and found a manicure I thought would be perfect for this then and now theme.

Below is a manicure, that at the time, I thought was one of my best. I had just started nail art and branching out with different designs. With fun blue and white stripes and beautiful flowers, how could people not love this? Wow, was I a silly girl.

Check out those amazing photography skills I possessed back then. ;) The even crazier thing is that I posted this on my tumblr on September 17th, 2011 and wondered why no one re-posted it. Baha hahahaha!


So much better! Amazing what good lighting, angles and focus can do! I can hardly believe I used the same Orly Gumdrop polish for both manicures. Sometimes when I do my nails I feel like I'm not going to be as good as the more popular nail art bloggers. However seeing this, I feel like I have come a long way, and look forward to seeing my skills grow even more.

Sinful Colors: Snow Me White
Julep: Mackenzie
Princessa Nail Color: Unnamed Dark Green
Pure Ice: Gossip!
Sinful Colors: Cotton Candy

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Gray and Pink Flowers

Happy May everyone. Spring has hit California and I created this manicure to embrace the warm weather and pretty flowers.

Okay so maybe this manicure looks a little more like squishy starfish than flowers, but overall its a fun and happy manicure. My goal for May is to try to do more nail art that and really improve and steady my hand with nail art.

POLISH INFORMATION Sinful Colors: Jungle Trail
Sinful Colors: Seaweed
Sinful Colors: Snow Me White
O.P.I.: Feelin' Hot-Hot-Hot!
Color Club: She's So Glam
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