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Favorite Nail Polish for Fall 2013

Nail Polish Rack fall

Essie –  Brooch the Subject

Essie Brooch the Subject

Essie – Bangle Jangle

Essie Bangle Jangle

China Glaze – Purr-fect Plum

China Glaze Purr-fect Plum

China Glaze – Awakening

China Glaze Awakening

Essie – Power Clutch

Essie Power Clutch

Essie – Mink Muffs

Essie Mink Muffs

L’Oreal – Rainy Piccadilly

L'Oreal Rainy Piccadilly

Sinful Colors – Rich in Heart

Sinful Colors Rich in Heart

Essie – Armed and Ready

Essie Armed and Ready

China Glaze – I’m Not Lion

China Glaze I'm Not Lion

My favorite season is right around the corner and I can’t contain my excitement any longer so to celebrate I decided to put out my nail polish favorites a bit early this year. I’ve been seeing/hearing around the blogging and YouTube community that bright turquoise will be a big nail trend this year which I’m super excited about because I’ve been loving bright teal/turquoise this entire summer and I’m not ready to give it up yet! Essie In the Cab-Ana is a good choice as well as my overall summer 2013 favorite China Glaze Too Yacht To Handle.

What are your favorite polish picks for this fall? Leave them in a comment below!

Katie

(As always I have linked each image to a Google Image search of nail swatches of that shade.)

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Favorite Nail Polish for Summer 2013

summer

China Glaze – I’m with the Lifeguard

China Glaze I'm with the Lifeguard

Essie – In the Cab-ana

Essie In the Cab-ana

China Glaze – Sun of a Peach

(No fun border around this shade because I cannot for the life of me find a color that is remotely close to this amazing neon peach. It’s so bright and beautiful!)

China Glaze Sun of a Peach

China Glaze – Flip Flop Fantasy

China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy

Pop Beauty – Mint Magic

Pop Beauty Mint Magix

Sally Hansen – Pacific Blue

Hard As Nails Pacific Blue

Julie G – 9 to 5

Julie G 9 to 5

China Glaze – Too Yacht to Handle

China Glaze Too Yacht to Handle

Spoiled – Did I Dye it Too Blonde

Spoiled Did I Dye it Too Blonde

Funky Fingers – Kingston

Funky Fingers Kingston

As you can see I’m a bit of a neon girl! I love me some bright nails and may or may not be guilty of wearing them year round. What are some of your favorite nail polishes for summer? Leave them in a comment below!

Katie

P.S. All images are linked to a Google Images search which will give you a more accurate picture of the colors. My camera doesn’t like to capture the true beauty of neon polishes!

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Favorite Nail Polish for Spring 2013

Favorite Nail Polish for Spring

Essie – Blanc

Essie Blanc

Essie – We’re in it Together

Essie We're in it Together

OPI – If You Moust You Moust

OPI If You Moust You Moust

Essie – Tart Deco

Essie Tart Deco

Julie G – 9 to 5

Julie G 9 to 5

Sally Hansen – Mellow Yellow

Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow

Revlon – Minted

Revlon Minted

China Glaze – For Audrey

China Glaze For Audrey

China Glaze – Kinetic Candy

China Glaze Kinetic Candy

Essie – Borrowed and Blue

Essie Borrowed & Blue

Essie – Bikini So Teeny

Essie Bikini So Teeny

Essie – Play Date

Essie Play Date

Essie – Lilacism

Essie Lilacism

TOP COATS

OPI – Pirouette My Whistle

OPI Pirouette My Whistle

China Glaze – Fairy Dust

China Glaze Fairy Dust

Well there you have it! These are 15 of my favorite nail polishes for Spring! Keep in mind this is just what I have in my small? medium? large? collection so there are thousands of other choices out there! Speaking of, what are some of your favorite polishes for Spring? Leave them in a comment!

Happy Spring everyone!!!

– Katie

P.S. I’m not a good nail polish swatcher (if that’s a word) so I linked all the pictures to a google search of swatches.

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Nail of the Day: China Glaze – Glistening Snow

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Glistening Snow

Glistening Snow 1

Glistening Snow 2

Glistening Snow 3

I blurred the last picture so you could see the rainbow effect in the glitter. It’s prominent in person but hard to capture through the camera.

Happy Monday everyone!

– Katie

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Fall Nail Polish Picks 2012

It’s fall, it’s fall and I don’t care who knows it! Fall is my absolute favorite season and I’m so, so, so excited it’s that time of the year again! I decided that since I shared my summer nail polish picks I’d do the same for fall so let’s get started…

Bright

L to R: Essie – Bangle Jangle, Julie G – Julie’s Fave, Essie – Braziliant, Zoya – Arizona, Sinful Colors – Pull Over, Sinful Colors – Innocent, China Glaze – Flyin’ High and Essie – Mesmerized.

Red

L to R: Zoya – Maura, Essie – Escapades, Essie – Silken Cord and OPI – The Color of Minnie.

Purple, Magenta & Pink

L to R: Sinful Colors – Fig, OPI – Ate Berries in the Canaries, Essie – Super Bossa Nova, China Glaze – Strawberry Fields, Sinful Colors – Folly, Julep – Niecy, OPI – My Chihuahua Bites,  China Glaze – High Hopes and Sinful Colors – Timbleberry.

Green, Blue & Gray

L to R: Essie – Stylenomics, Essie – Power Clutch, Revlon Colorstay – Spanish Moss, China Glaze – Exotic Encounters, Sinful Colors – Rain Storm, L.A. Girl – Idol, Revlon Colorstay – Blue Slate, China Glaze – Concrete Catwalk, China Glaze – Pelican Gray and Essence Colour & Go – Grey-t to be Here.

Duo Chrome

L to R: Sinful Colors – Gorgeous, Spoiled – Paying with Platinum and Sinful Colors – Bali Mist.

Metallic

L to R: Hard Candy – Beetle, Sinful Colors – Dancing Nails, Essie – Antique Rose, Essie – Penny Talk, Essie – Good as Gold, Revlon – Steel-Her Heart and Essie – Over the Edge.

Magnetic

L to R: Sally Hansen Magnetic – Polar Purple, Magnetic Force by Color Club – Black Steel and Sally Hansen Magnetic – Ionic Indigo.

Nude & Neutral

L to R: Sinful Colors – Zincing of You, Essie – Mink Muffs, Sinful Colors – Nirvana, Essie – Brooch the Subject and Essie – Sand Tropez.

Halloween

Top L to R: L.A. Girl Rock Star – Groupie, Sinful Colors – Snow Me White, Sinful Colors – Secret Admirer, Essie – Blanc, Revlon Colorstay – Marmalade, China Glaze – Grape Pop and Sinful Colors – Black on Black.

Bottom L to R: OPI – White Shatter, OPI – Silver Shatter and OPI – Black Shatter.

Thanksgiving

L to R: China Glaze – Desert Sun, China Glaze – Awakening, China Glaze – Purr-fect Plum and China Glaze – I’m Not Lion.

Top Coats

L to R: Sephora by OPI – Only Gold for Me, Essie Luxeffects – Shine of the Times, Essie – Matte About You and Sephora by OPI – Traffic Stopper Copper.

Of course there are PLENTY of other colors that would go perfectly but these are the polishes I currently have in my collection. Anyways, I hope this post was helpful and gives you an idea of some polishes to pick up for this fall season!

What are some of your favorite nail polishes for fall? Leave them in a comment below!

Happy fall everyone!

– Katie

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July 2012 Favorites!

June was my first ever favorites post and being done so spur the moment I was forced to try and remember all of the things I had been loving the previous month. This month however, I made sure to pay attention and write down all the things I had been gravitating towards and obsessing over. Well, here’s my July Favorites…

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
MAC Fix +
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

I’ve been doing my makeup quite a bit this month and the main reason is because I found a face routine that takes less than 5 minutes. A full makeup routine in under 10 minutes (adding bronzer, blush, mascara and a lip product). I start by using the Maybelline concealer to cover any redness, blemishes and my under eye circles. Next, I spray my entire face with MAC fix + and follow that by applying MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural with a fluffy brush. This gives the perfect amount of coverage for summer. Although, for me it’s also enough coverage for everyday and I plan on doing this when schools starts back up since it’s so quick and easy.

Wet N Wild Blush in Pearlescent Pink

I’ve been reaching for Wet n Wild blush in Pearlescent Pink more times than not this month. It’s a great basic pink with a light shimmer to it. I’ve seen a few people compare Pearlescent Pink to Nars blush in Orgasm. While they do look similar in the pan they don’t apply as complete dupes on my skin. I find that Orgasm is more sheer when applied and Pearlescent Pink is more opaque.

Sonia Kashuk Eye on Color Palette

Whenever I wanted to spice up my makeup this month I added some eye shadow. I found myself grabbing for this Sonia Kashuk 12 eye shadow palette in Eye on Color and constantly using the 4 shades within the highlighted square. I liked and used these shades so much that I went on a hunt to find higher end dupes. I was between a few different brands but ended up purchasing Urban Decay shadows in X, Smog and Freelove. They’re not exact dupes but I like those three shades even better!

L’Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Lipstick

I purchased one shade of the L’Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Lipstick on a whim because the hot pink on the packaging caught my eye. Boy am I glad I did! This just took Revlon Lipbutter’s spot as my favorite drugstore lipstick. They’re actually very similar to the Lipbutters because they’re extremely moisturizing and apply sheer but have no problem building up color. The only difference is the Colour Riche Caresse Lipsticks go on much smoother than the Lipbutters and that’s saying a lot being that their name is Lipbutter. I have this lipstick in three shades: Blushing Sequin (hot pink), Cotton Pink (light, Barbie pink) and my favorite of the three, Sunset Angora (coral).

(I’ve also been wear Baby Lips in Pink Punch a bunch this past month)

Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser

Let me first say I am not a face wash girl. I’m good with just a plain ol’ bar of soap to wash my face but I decided to give this Cetaphil cleanser a try after seeing a YouTube “beauty guru” talk about how it did wonders for her skin. Since seeing that video earlier this month I have been washing my face with this cleanser morning and night. I don’t think I’ve used it long enough to say whether or not it truly works for me since I did have a few small breakouts throughout the month but I’m definitely liking it so far.

Pink Fresh Vanillas Dream On Body Mist

This spray was a $4.50 impulse buy at the Victoria Secret Semi Annual sale back in June (I think?) and it actually paid off because I loveee this scent! I have been grabbing for it almost every single day this summer. During the summer I usually prefer to wear body sprays/mists daily because they’re less intense unless I’m going out then I’ll wear a summery scented perfume instead.

Sally Hansen Nail Color in Pacific Blue

Ladies and gentlemen, I have a new favorite polish! I still love my China Glaze Below Deck but Pacific Blue definitely takes the cake! I had been drooling over this color for weeks since seeing everyone posting pictures wearing it on Instagram but I could never find it anywhere. I had been checking every single store I went in for a weeks and thankfully I finally got my hands on it. Let me tell you, it was 100% worth the wait and all the searching! I’m actually painting it on my nails while typing out this post. I’m not even going to go into explaining Pacific Blue’s wonderfulness. Here’s the Google link to swatches of the color so you can see for yourself.

(I finally found it at one of my local Walgreens despite other Walgreens in the area not having it)

Garden Veggie Straws

My favorite snack of the month was hands down Veggie Straws. And yes, I know they don’t have any type of nutritional value… although I wish they did! I’ve been buying a GIGANTIC bag of these from Costco but I’ve seen the normal size bag at Trader Joes and a few other stores that carry groceries as well (in case you haven’t tried them and would like to).

Rascal Flatts Changed

My mom and I went to our 5th annual Rascal Flatts concert together this past Saturday so basically this entire month I’ve been listening to their newest CD ‘Changed’ to prepare for the concert. Whether you’re a country lover or not I’d highly suggest you check out this album, as well as any other Rascal Flatts music. I think they create songs and albums that can be related to and liked by music lovers of all genres.

Favorite TV Shows of the Month

I’ve been loving four specific tv shows this month: Pretty Little Liars, True Blood, Breaking Bad and of course I had to give Beverly Hills Nannies a little shout out. I’ve also been catching up on a ton of DVRed shows but I only wanted to include shows I’ve loved this month that are currently in season.

London 2012 Olympics

Oh! And I’ve also been watching the Olympics since they started. So far I’ve been keeping up with diving, swimming and my favorite, gymnastics. I plan on watching the track and field events as well. Go USA!

Well, that’s it for my July favorites! What about you? If you have any favorites you’d like to share leave a comment. I’d love to hear about your must haves for July.

Thanks for reading! Happy Hump Day!

– Katie

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Sinful Colors Nail Polish Overview and Sale

*CUE INFOMERCIAL VOICE*

Ladies, do you like nail polish? Do you like affordable yet good quality products? Do you like sales?

If you answered yes to the above questions then I have just the thing for you! Sinful Colors Professional nail enamel is a quality, yet affordable nail polish brand AND at only $1.99 each they are a complete steal!

I’ve been using Sinful Colors polish for a few years now and I have to say I loveee them! As with every brand the formula will vary a bit from color to color but all-in-all Sinful Colors does not disappoint! I like using the different colors by themselves, as well as for dotting and/or other nail art. I prefer using Sinful Colors polish for nail art as opposed to my higher end brands since they’re so cheap. I’m able to use them without being stingy and can afford to replace any colors if and when I run out.

If you haven’t tried any Sinful Colors polishes yet I highly suggest you give a few a chance and right now is the perfect opportunity to do so. I’ve seen Sinful Colors polish sold in stores at Walgreens, Target and Meijer (as well as several online retailers) for $1.99 each. However, lucky for all of us polish lovers Walgreens currently has them at a stock up price of only 99 cents each! Yes, 99 cents! So what do you have to lose? Take a couple bucks, head down to Walgreens and pick up a few colors to try. If you happen to not like them for some reason just take them back with your receipt and Walgreens will most likely give you a refund.

Anywho… here are my picks from the 99 cents sale!

I tried not to go too, too crazy since I had already gotten a bunch of
polish last week but I had been waiting for this sale for around
3 months so I wanted to at least get a few.
(I believe this sale only comes every 12 weeks.)

 

Colors L to R: Secret Admirer, Gorgeous, Bali Mist, Cinderella, Rise and Shine, Innocent, Folly and Rain Storm.

Below are the Sinful Colors polishes I already had in my collection.

 

Colors L to R: Black on Black, Snow Me White, Cream Pink (one of my favorites!), Pink, Nirvana, Thimbleberry, Aquamarine, Pull Over and 24/7.

I have linked all the names to a Google Image search of swatches so
you can see what the colors look like on.

Again, if you haven’t gotten a chance to try out Sinful Colors polishes yet, I suggest you run out while the sale is going on at Walgreens and pick up a few colors. But you’ve got to hurry! The sale is only going on until Saturday the 28th and probably won’t be back for another 12 weeks!

What is your experience with Sinful Colors polish? Love it? Hate it? Let me know either way! And if you love it, what are some of your favorite shades? Leave a comment below so I can pick them up during the sale!

– Katie

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