Friday, April 17, 2015

Live Love Polish - Floss Gloss Circular Gradient Glitter Easter Nail Art

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Hello all! I received these amazing Floss Gloss shades from Live Love Polish
some time ago and created two designs that I just wasn't happy with. It took all this time until it hit me and I knew I wanted to create an Easter egg inspired manicure using them! This is what I wore for my Easter mani and loved it! I've been back in NY the last week with my little guys, visiting with family and friends but I'm back in Washington now, unpacking and getting back to the blog!


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Delush Spring To Conclusions Collection Swatch and Review

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Hello all! Spring has sprung in the great Northwest and it's peeking its tentative head out on our visit back home in NYC!! Yes, I'm posting on vacation!
 I have the gorgeous Spring collection from Delush that having been waiting patiently to be shown off! This was my first experience with the brand and I can tell you I'm super impressed, right down to the thoughtful packaging! These shades are absolutely delightful representations of SPRING!
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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Poise Thin Shape Pads - Free Sample - So You Can Recycle Your Period Pad


Hi everyone! A non-nail related post today. I was asked to bring awareness to an issue many women will face in their lifetime. Unfortunately my experience with LBL (light bladder leakage) is a sad one, as contrasted with LBL due to a happy occasion like pregnancy or childbirth. My mom became sick some 15 yrs ago and required extended hospitalizations. She never really recovered from it and needed products to deal with LBL. At that time we used what we thought would work best: sanitary pads! Of course now we know there's a better product for the job! I'm happy to be able to offer you a free sample of Poise Thin-Shape Pads!

Women deserve the best options for managing LBL so Poise brand has introduced new Poise Thin-Shape pads, which are up to 40% thinner than original Poise brand pads and are made specifically for bladder leaks with the trusted absorbency of Poise brand. 

Designed to move with your body, new Poise Thin-Shape pads feature Super Absorbent Material (SAM) and a Thin-Flex design for extraordinary protection that’s still 3x drier than period pads† to help you take care of leaks with confidence.

• One in three women experience Light Bladder Leakage (LBL) – little leaks that can be triggered by everyday occurrences like coughing, sneezing, laughing and exercise.
• Weak pelvic floor muscles, pregnancy, childbirth and weight gain are just a few LBL contributors.

Just as no two women are alike, there's no single reason that LBL happens. Some of the most common things that lead to uninvited leaks include:
• Physical changes from childbirth, pregnancy, hysterectomy or menopause
• Being overweight
• Complications from surgery, stroke, or chronic diseases like diabetes, multiple sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson's disease
• Bladder or urinary tract infections
• Bladder irritants (certain foods and beverages)

Women deserve the best options for managing LBL. Whether you leak a little when you laugh, or sometimes have a sudden urge to go, Poise gives you one less thing to worry about any time of day or night. Our pads and liners are specifically designed for LBL, which makes them an easy choice for the 1 in 3 women with light bladder leaks.

Stay fresh and confident with Poise® pads and liners. They're designed specifically for Light Bladder Leakage (LBL), which make them an easy choice for the 1 in 3 women who experiences LBL.

Designed to move with your body, new Poise Thin-Shape pads feature Super Absorbent Material (SAM) and a Thin-Flex design for extraordinary protection that’s still 3x drier than period pads to help you take care of leaks with confidence.

This is how I decided to #RecycleYourPeriodPad! For dabbing and cleaning my nail art brushes of course!!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Glam Polish LE Masters of Illusion Collection Swatch, Review Negative Space Nail Art

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Hi all! I'm excited to bring you more Glam Polish today! I always look forward to my Glam swatches because the formula never disappoints and I love seeing what Rachel dreams up next! This month we have shades from the Limited Edition Masters of Illusion Collection, nine amazing special effect shades with stunning mixes of flakies, holo, microflakies and color shifting glass flecks. I have one of the color shifting shades and the 3 sparkling shades to show you today.
 Glam Polish Deceptive Practice - Holographic base with ultra holo glitter, copper/green flakies, iridescent color shifting glass flecks and shimmer.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Cirque Colors x Nordstrom Magic Hour Pop-In Curated by Olivia Kim

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It's my pleasure to present to you Cirque Colors exclusive to Nordstrom collection. Created for their Pop-In shop series, this "Magic Hour" Pop-In is curated by Olivia Kim, director of creative projects and Opening Ceremony veteran. Introducing seven exclusive shades inspired by lights, music and the warmer months ahead. Go bold with one of our UV reactive holographics or embellish any nail look with one of our festival-inspired glitters.

 Cirque Colors (from left to right) FLASH, Sun Dog, PLUR, Twilight, Phosphors, Electric Sky, Discotheque

Monday, March 23, 2015

Rescue Beauty Lounge Je t'aime! Je t'aime! Collection Swatch and Review

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Hello everyone!! Thrilled to share with you part one of the unveiling of the next RBL collection!

Rescue Beauty Lounge Launches Je t’aime! Je t’aime!
Ji Baek’s newest spring collection—Je t’aime! Je t’aime! —is inspired by her love of
Parisian farmer’s markets. Who can resist the refreshing banter between sweet-talking
vendors? Living in Paris has inspired Baek’s aesthetic and color palette. Je t’aime! Je
t’aime! is her take on French culture. Read her full blog post for more behind the inspiration.

Introducing: Je t’aime! Je’ t’aime!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

China Glaze Road Trip Spring 2015 Freehand Tulip Nail Art

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Hello and Happy Spring!! In honor of the first day of Spring being yesterday, I created this freehand tulip flower nail art!! I know every year the first tulip sightings are always a joy to see! You can check out the press release for this collection and see just why I was so excited to receive these. Each one is just perfect! I used all but one for this design - and I included that swatch at the end ;) 
 I promised myself I'd work on my freehand flowers this year. So here's another go at it!

Femme Fatale Swatches and Reviews

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Hi there! I've got swatches of Femme Fatale today! This was my first experience with the brand. 
"Established in 2011 Femme Fatale is the leading Australian online boutique for handmade cosmetics & lacquer, plus additional beauty care items produced by small-scale businesses. We stock over 40 unique & vibrant artisan brands from around the world, with new products arriving each week"
I was sure looking forward to this brand!
The first is a trio created for Valentine's 2015 but of course can be worn all year!
 Femme Fatale Fool's Paradise - bronz-y gold shimmer and flakes with silver holo glitter. I layered one coat over KBShimmer Eyes White Open.