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Saturday, December 17, 2011

My first Christmas Mani!

Good morning! Today I have my first Christmas manicure! I have to say that I am left handed, therefore I was only able to do pretty nail art on my right hand. I avoided my left hand all together and painted it the pretty sparkley red color. For the red, I used 2 coats of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polish in Whirlwind White. This polish was amazingly easy to apply and was fully opaque in 2 even coats. It dried very quickly (just as the name says it does) and I got this polish for for $1.37 from CVS on clearance...I'm in love! Then I used 1 thin coat of Nicole by OPI in Orna-Ment for Eachother. When that was dry I applied two more thin coats of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Red Carpet. Red Carpet was easy to apply, particularly for a glitter. I had no issues. For the Christmas tree, I used my Orly nail dotter with Revlon Emerald City and Ulta salon formula polish in Brownette for the ornament at the top. I used Sally Hansen  Red Carpet for my candy cane and dotted it on carefully with my Orly dotter tool...I love that thing!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Bloom Social Beauty Store

Good morning, Lovelies! This morning I will show you my order from Bloom is a social beauty site that I discovered through another blog when they had a Living Social deal for a gift voucher. I love that I can read other reviews and ratings and see other women's beauty cabinets (their favorite products) before making a purchase. My order came in a gorgeous black box with pink tissue and a hand written thank-you. I'm such a sucker for good customer service. It really made me feel like they appreciated my order.
 I used my gift voucher to purchase nail polish (of course) that I normally wouldn't buy because of the cost. I decided to try 3 different brands. I got Pop Beauty's nail glam in Aquatic Glitz; I was drawn to this color because of it's light bluish green color and holographic glitter bomb-ness! Megan Miller Collection polish in Latte...the perfect nude and quite possibly the prettiest bottle of nail polish my eyes have ever seen. I also got a Priti Polish in Voodoo Pelargonium, a deep wine berry red. I also decided to try a new nail polish remover, so I purchased Babor Nail Color Remover in the 100ml bottle.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

CVS Beauty Sale-Haul

Good morning! I visited the CVS Beauty Clearance event and .... got a few polishes...ahem.. got 21 new polishes! I plan on giving quite a few as gifts for Christmas however. I had them out on the table after I got home from shopping and my boyfriend didn't even notice that they were all new (that's when you know you have a problem). The amazing part about the clearance was that everything was 75% off, and I used $5.00 in Extra Bucks and a $4.00 off coupon CVS sent me on my transaction. I spent $18 for 21 polishes! I think I got a pretty amazing deal. Here's pictures...and I will try to get swatching just as soon as I can! Any requests? Please let me know.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Finger Paints Special Effects

I just got this in my inbox...cannot wait to get these! It looks like they will be available in January from Sally Beauty Supply stores.