Thursday, September 24, 2015

Where has Manicurator been?

Hi everyone,

Perhaps you've noticed another prolonged absence of mine? It's hard for me to even write this...but I know I have so many posts I owe..ones that I've already swatched and photo'd months ago even, and many beauties waiting patiently. It is with heavy heart that I say I've been going through a tremendous amount of turmoil on the home front. I'm now in the middle of selling our much adored home (yes, the one we bought and I moved across the country for only a short year ago!). Prepping a house for sale and a move takes so much energy! Add to that the reasons why and it's a recipe for heartache. As soon as it sells I'll be heading back East to NY so that at least is a positive, though I hate change, and I truly came to like it out here in the PNW and wished with all my might to give my kids more stability than how it's all unfolding.

I hope you will all stick with me. I have a bunch I need to post as soon as I can eek out the time...and plan to jump right back into blogging once I'm settled on the East coast again.

Much love to you all. Heartfelt thanks to all who have been there for me online and in person through this chapter in my life. If there is one thing I've learned..it's that you never know the struggles behind someone's smile (or frown, or just generally distracted face ha)..and to give kindness whenever possible. It is always possible.

Love, Victoria

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Summer Vacation with U by Kotex Ultra Thin Pads 3D Capture Core & Xpress DRI - FREE SAMPLES

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Hey all! A non nails post this tonight sponsored by U by Kotex. Many of you know that I'm away from home for most of the summer! Well, I'm back in what will always be my true home N.Y.C. But...uh...it's challenging because most of my stuff is back in Washington. Having a period accident and ruining a fave outfit or fave undies while traveling with a limited amount of clothes would be extra bad! So I stay prepared with these which both have 3D Capture Core* plus Xpress DRI*
U by Kotex®  Security* Ultra Thin Pads
U by Kotex®  CleanWear®  Ultra Thin Pads
About Xpress DRI*:

U by Kotex® Ultra Thin pads with 3D Capture Core* and the Xpress DRI* cover offer crazy fast absorption to help stop leaks. Help you be an #UnderWarrior and #SaveTheUndies

Visit UbyKotex.com to get your FREE SAMPLE to take on your next summer adventure! 
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Friday, August 14, 2015

China Glaze Fall 2015 The Great Outdoors Press Release

Press release
BE ONE WITH NATURE

The Colour Adventure Continues with China Glaze® Fall Collection
#CGTheGreatOutdoors
#CampChinaGlaze
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Deadlines to meet. Trains to catch. Speeding cars. Loud sirens. In the hustle and bustle of today’s fast paced world, it is easy to lose sight of the true beauty that surrounds us. It can be a challenge to slow down and appreciate the wondrous world all around. This fall, China Glaze® encourages you to do just that with its The Great Outdoors collection. Continuing on its 2015 Colour Adventure, China Glaze® explores the vast tones and textures of the wilderness. These 12 new nature-inspired shades inspire you to ground yourself, even if for just a moment, and appreciate the treasures of the great outdoors that shimmer, sparkle and wow.

Unplug and reconnect with nature with The Great Outdoors shades:
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S’More Fun: Adventurous lemon lime crème
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Gone Glamping: Gold to green duo chrome
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Take a Hike: Rich mossy green crème  
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Let’s Dew It: Multi dimensional blue gray glitter
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Sleeping Under the Stars: Dark blue with stardust shimmer 
China-Glaze-Pondering
Pondering: Deep amethyst duo chrome
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Check Out the Silver Fox: Metallic gunmetal gray
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Change Your Altitude: Pebble greige crème 
China-Glaze-Wood-You-Wanna
Wood You Wanna?: Rich brown burgundy metallic
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My Lodge or Yours?: Natural mauve crème
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Cabin Fever: Pink to copper dup chrome
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Free Bear Hugs: Deep black red crème 
In addition to open stock colours, China Glaze®The Great Outdoors also includes two kits, the Wood You Wanna? 6-piece set and Happy Campers 6-piece Micro Mini Kit.
 China Glaze® is also offering a nail design kit, On the Hunt Camo Mani Design Kit, which includes three shades from the collection and a black Stripe Rite liner to create a camouflage nail design to make sure your nails do anything but blend in to the background.

China Glaze® The Great Outdoors will be available in August 2015 at Ulta and Sally Beauty Supply, as well as fine salons.  MSRP $7.50 for individual shades. 

For more information, please visit http://www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze® on Facebook (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Instagram (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Twitter (@ChinaGlaze) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/chinaglaze).

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Dior Vernis Tie Dye Collection Summer 2015 - Top Coat, Sunkissed 239, Sunwashed 319

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Ah Summer and DIOR, a combination I'm never disappointed with! Thrilled to show you these sun-drenched shades and how I used Dior Top Coat Tie Dye in two different ways. I am also giving my thoughts on the (Limited Edition red) Creme Abricot Nail Cream and Dior Abricot Top Coat.
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Zoya Paradise Sun Summer 2015 Herringbone Nail Art

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Hello! My previous post was the creme half of the Zoya Summer 2015 shades and now I'll show you the stunning shimmers! I love being able to use an entire collection in a nail design! You get to see what is available from the release and how they look together. I've also discovered lots of color combos that you would not normally put together but they look amazing once you do!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Zoya Island Fun Summer 2015 Reverse Stamp Floral Nail Art

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Hi everyone! Eek it's already August and I haven't a single post yet! Well, this one has been done for a long time, in my folder waiting patiently but as you may know if you follow my Instagram that I've been in NYC visiting with family for the last 3 weeks so it's more of a challenge to get online and blog. 
The Fall Zoyas are ON THEIR WAY so I knew I had to show these while it was still summer, am I right? 
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NUK Pacifier Coupon

Sponsored post by Lunchbox

Hey Mammas, Grandmas, Aunts, Sisters, Friends and everyone else I left out! Is there a baby in your life or one on the way? I know when my twins were babies I tried so so many different pacifier brands with many of them not working at all for my little ones. Do you know what features to look for in a pacifier? I remember when we got a winner and the fit was right, the soothing it offered the baby(ies) and therefore the exhausted parents was priceless! 
For the first time in 55 years, NUK® is changing all nipples to now feature the most advanced nipple that naturally fits baby’s mouth for healthy oral development! 
The NUK pacifier features and benefits: 
  • True orthodontic shape nipple – naturally fits in baby’s mouth
  • Integrated channels – less palate pressure
  • Scoop nipple cavity – maximizes tongue movement
  • Same heart-shaped shield – prevents irritation
  • Thin neck – less jaw pressure
  • Made in the USA
  • BPA free

  • I'm pleased to be able to offer this non-nail related offer and coupon to my readers who may be interested! Sincerely hope it's helpful!
    Download a coupon for $1 off NUK pacifiers at Walmart when you take the Pacifier ABC’s Quiz. Just click the image or any of the links within post.

    OPI Venice Collection Fall 2015 Press Release

    Press release
    ESCAPE TO ITALY
    WITH THE NEW VENICE COLLECTION BY OPI 
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     THINK: Romantic color inspired by Baroque period decadence
    WHAT THEY ARE: All new lacquers and gels that pay homage to one of the world’s most beautiful cities. The leading nail professional and color experts at OPI have created a collection this Fall/Winter 2015 that captures the essence of one of Europe’s most romantic ancient capitals. A city of opulent pleasures, lavish artwork, and breathtaking Baroque architecture, for centuries Venice has inspired artists and composers to create works of timeless beauty. The world’s number one salon brand has created its own tribute to the famed “Queen of the Adriatic” with the all new Venice Collection. Featuring 15 new lacquer shades with matching GelColor to evoke the sumptuous elegance and grandiose splendor of the floating city, the OPI Venice Collection brings the alluring spirit of Venice to life anywhere.
    OPI Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador Suzi Weiss-Fischmann explains, “Dreaming of Venice calls to mind people- watching in the piazza, sipping champagne in a gondola, or enjoying a gelato in an outdoor café as you stroll and float through this extraordinary city. So we created a collection of romantic reds, decadent blues, striking corals, dreamy pastels, elegant nudes, dramatic darks, and luxurious metallics that celebrate this vision of over-the-top indulgence.” This bold and elegant collection will introduce 12 new shades to the permanent OPI color family, and three limited edition offerings to ignite and renew your passion for color with a touch of Italian seduction. 

    OPI-Venice-Collection-Fall-2015

    The Complete Venice Collection Includes:
    • Venice by OPI Nail Lacquers ($4.75 salon, $9.50 retail) ($5.95 CAN salon, $11.50 CAN retail):  
      Enjoy 15 shades
      of on-trend color that puts Venice at your fingertips. Available as part of the permanent OPI color offerings in lush melon A Great Opera-tunity, persimmon crème It’s a Piazza Cake, shimmery copper Worth a Pretty Penne, coffee cream Tiramisu for Two, ravishing red Amore at the Grand Canal, red shimmer Gimme a Lido Kiss, opaque crème Be There in a Prosecco, pale gray I Cannoli Wear OPI, icy-sweet Gelato on My Mind, pastel lilac Purple Palazzo Pants, bold eggplant O Suzi Mio, luscious black My Gondola or Yours?. Catch these three LIMITED EDITION shades of bold aquamarine Venice the Party?, glittering gold Baroque...But Still Shopping, and deep navy St. Mark’s the Spot

    • Venice by OPI GelColors (salon price $15.99): Enjoy the same 15 Venice Collection lacquer colors in long wearing, durable OPI GelColor: A Great Opera-tunity, It’s a Piazza Cake, Worth a Pretty Penne, Tiramisu for Two, Amore at the Grand Canal, Gimme a Lido Kiss, Be There in a Prosecco, I Cannoli Wear OPI, Gelato on My Mind, Purple Palazzo Pants, O Suzi Mio, My Gondola or Yours?, and the LIMITED EDITION shades of Venice the Party?, Baroque...But Still Shopping, and St. Mark’s the Spot

      WHERE TO FIND THEM: Discover the collection beginning August 2015 at Ulta, Ulta.com and professional salons. 

      ABOUT OPI
      As the number one salon brand worldwide, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formulas, fashionable colors, and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip- resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI Nail Lacquer is available in more than 200 shades. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWideTM Brush for the ultimate application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items including OPI GelColor, which is available in more than 150 shades that match the iconic OPI colors that are known and loved, nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics. OPI is guaranteed only when purchased through authorized professional beauty outlets and prestige stores, not from a drugstore, supermarket, or mass outlet, or other unauthorized source. To learn more about OPI visit www.OPI.com.

    Monday, July 27, 2015

    PiCture pOlish Nail Art Quarterly #1 - Flower Power Freehand Flower Nail Art

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    Hello and happy Monday! I'm excited to be sharing my creation for piCture pOlish's new Nail Art Quarterly. piCture pOlish has always been a brand that encourages and supports not just the blogging community but the nail art component and I am grateful for that. I have discovered many amazing talented ladies through piCture pOlish! 
    SO the theme given to us participating this time was "Flower Power" and the catch...it must use no more than 3 PP shades (no other brands/shades but white or black allowed for accent) AND it must be freehand! Well that is a challenge! Take a look what I created!
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    Monday, July 20, 2015

    PAINT ALL THE NAILS Does Floral with Jin Soon Tila March Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

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    Hello loves! Proud to share with you a floral freehand nail art design I created to showcase this gorgeous Jin Soon Tila March collection. After I made it I realized it was the perfect manicure to link up with my lovely and talented girls in one of my fb Nail Groups: PAINT ALL THE NAILS! Yay! I've been diligently practicing and trying to improve upon both my florals, and freehand skills and I'm pleased with how this turned out. 
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    Saturday, July 18, 2015

    OPI Color Paints Nail Art

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    Hi! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! I've been a busy one for sure! Getting ready and packing for an epic trip to NYC! My boys and I arrived in New York this week and will be spending the rest of the summer here! THAT'S A LOT OF PACKING. I've also swatched up a storm so I have good stuff to post while I'm here, hopefully I'll find the time to get it all up :D
    Here's a quick look at the design I created using the fab OPI Color Paints!
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     As you may have seen these 8 shades are sold with a silver chrome "base" shade that really make them pop! Check out http://opi.com/colorpaints to see their how to videos and all about the shades!
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     I used all the shades here over the silver base, and these are really super easy to use and work with. They aren't sticky or thick the way the OPI Sheer Tints were. I really had no plan for this manicure except to show off how easy they are to use and how the colors combine to create an artsy mani!

    What do you think? Do you have some (all) of these already?

    OPI Color Paints are available at ULTA, ULTA.com, and select professional salons. 
     
     
    All the best, 
    Victoria 
     
    *Product(s) provided for unbiased review consideration.

    Thursday, July 9, 2015

    OPI Brights Summer 2015 Collection Reverse Stamp Nail Art

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    Summer is in full swing out here in the Pacific North West (still feels weird for this NYC girl to say I live in the PNW!) In fact it is a super hot one over here and I was drawn to these OPI Bright shades! If you follow my Instagram you may have already seen me post my nails up on Mt Rainier! :D
    OPI-Brights-Summer-2015-Reverse-Stamp-Flower-Nail-Art

    Saturday, July 4, 2015

    Glam Polish GleeK Collection Swatch and Review Plus Spiral Nail Art

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    Hi everyone! Sorry for the radio silence over here! I've had out of town family staying with me, and that's a sure way to get you off your schedule, right? So I'll be playing catch up for a bit. Today I have the newly released (as of yesterday!) Glam Polish GleeK Collection plus a quick nail art design at the end of the post!
    GleeK Collection - Nine Gleeful brights paying tribute to some of favorite musical numbers from the six awesome seasons of Glee!
    I am never disappointed with the quality of Glam Polish. *ALL swatches are two perfect coats!*
     I received 5 out of this collection of 9 shades:
    River Deep, Mountain High - Strawberry pink holo with ultra holo glitter.

    Bohemian Rhapsody - Orchid holo with ultra holo glitter.

    RESPECT - Amethyst holo with ultra holo glitter.

    Rehab - Aqua Holo with ultra holo glitter.

    Girl on Fire - Salmon holo with gold & pink glass flecks.

    Take on Me - Blush holo with pink glass flecks & shimmer.

    True Colors - Lavender holo with violet glass flecks & shimmer.

    Firework - Jade holo with green & blue glass flecks.

    Take a Bow - Cornflower Blue holo with pink glass flecks.
    Girl on Fire - Salmon holo with gold & pink glass flecks.

    Sunday, June 21, 2015

    Erin Condren Life Planner Quatrefoil Nail Art plus GIVEAWAY

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    Hello and happyyyyy weekend! I'm super excited about today's post which involves three things I love: nail art, my Erin Condren Planner and a GIVEAWAY!
     I'm not going to go into a detailed review of the planner, there are hundreds of amazing You Tube videos you can find for those! I am just going to show you the pretty amazing (if I do say so!) manicure I created to show my love for my cover and planner!

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    Rescue Beauty The Bloggers 3.0 Collection Swatch and Review

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    It is with excited pride that I am able to bring to you today's post!! A collection that I have been anticipating for a year now! The Rescue Beauty Bloggers 3.0 Collection that includes MY shade!!
     It is safe to say that I am enamored with this ENTIRE collection! Check out Ji's blog post which details everyone's inspiration.

     All swatches are with Rescue Beauty Base and Top Coat.
     Rescue Beauty Lounge Refined and Polished a stunning mix of coral and blue glitters. Perfect formula, 2 coats.
    Rescue Beauty Lounge Peachypolish.com gorgeous shimmery shade of berry. ONE coat.
     Rescue Beauty Lounge Makeupwithdrawal blurple jelly with stunning microglitters. Two coats here. This is more amazing in person! Flashes of glitter abound!
     Rescue Beauty Lounge Morning Light demure greyed out periwinkle with golden shimmer. I used 3 coats.
    Rescue Beauty Lounge Manicurator My own shade! A creamy aqua with flashes of blue shimmer. LOVE. I have 3 coats on here but you can get away with 2 careful coats.

    Don’t forget to check out swatches of this collection from the other fabulous ladies!

    Rescue Beauty Lounge The Bloggers 3.0 Collection are $20 and can be purchased at https://www.rescuebeauty.com/
    The 48 hr Pre-Order Starts this upcoming Monday 6/22/2015 and ends on 6/24/2015

    Saturday, June 13, 2015

    FREE “Kick Off Your Summer” cookbook from Kraft

    Sponsored
    Yay it's finally feeling like summer!! I've been making an effort to spend more time in the kitchen! I know, that may sound weird..but I'm not generally fond of cooking and it's a goal of mine to get better at it and bring my family to the table for more home cooked meals. Which brings me to this wonderful opportunity! I was asked to spread the word to let Kraft help you plan the perfect celebration with the FREE “Kick Off Your Summer” cookbook! #CookingUpSummer #Kraft

    In this cookbook, you’ll find delicious recipes and tips for your picnics, cook-offs, parties and more so you can be known as the “Official Cook of the Summer!”
    Click on the photo, look around, and download the FREE Kraft “Kick-Off Your Summer” cookbook if it's something you think would be helpful for you!

    I can't wait to try this recipe shown in my sidebar photo!
    The PHILADELPHIA Fruit Pizza
    Prep Time: 15 min. | Total Time: 59 min. plus refrigerating | Makes: 12 servings

    WHAT YOU NEED:

    • 1 pkg. (16.5 oz. each) refrigerated sliceable cookies, sliced
    • 1 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
    • 4 cups assorted fresh fruit (kiwi and strawberry slices, red & black raspberries, drained canned mandarin oranges)
    • 1/4 cup apricot preserves, pressed through sieve to remove lumps
    • 1 Tbsp. water

    MAKE IT:

    1. HEAT oven to 375°F
    2. LINE 12-inch pizza pan with foil; spray with cooking spray. Arrange cookie dough slices in single layer in prepared pan; press together to completely cover bottom of pan. Bake 14 min.; cool completely.
    3. INVERT onto plate; carefully remove foil. Turn crust over; place on plate.
    4. BEAT cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with mixer until blended; spread onto crust. Top with fruit.
    5. MIX preserves and water; brush onto fruit. Refrigerate 2 hours.
    Really hope this is something that you will enjoy like I am. First up though, I'll be making the
    Mini Memphis-Style BBQ Burgers 
    What will you make first? 

    Sponsored post by Lunchbox.

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

    Sponsored
    Hello! Once again, I've been 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
    This time my #RecycleYourPeriodPad was to use them to try out a new nail art technique!
    I created this look with the 7 shades of the Color Club Poptastic Pastel Neon collection and an old period pad!
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     The purple around the nail is latex body paint I got from amazon and put into empty nail polish bottle. It works to protect the skin during messy manicures and peels right off (In case you didn't know about this awesome nail art trick yet!) After I painted my base color, I simply painted a shade at a time onto the pad being recycled and dabbed it onto dry nail.
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     Perhaps I should have used a different set of contrasting colors, but I do like the way this turned out. The pad pattern gave it a nice snakeskin effect that is hard to see from the photos.
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    A cool spring or summer look and really easy to make! Now...here's what you should be using for LBL!

    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.

    WHAT IS LBL?
    •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.

    WHAT CAUSES LBL?
    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)

    HOW CAN I BEST MANAGE MY LBL?
    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.

    FIND YOUR PERFECT PRODUCT
    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.

    POISE THIN SHAPE PADS
    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.

    Monday, June 8, 2015

    Cirque Colors X Nordstrom Pop In Poolside Collection Pool and Gradient Nail Art

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    Hi! So I'm back with Poolside Nail Art!! Did you catch my post yesterday introducing this gorgeous collection with plenty of individual swatches? Here's my inspired nail art for this collection. Three different designs but first up: POOLSIDE of course.
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     Tell me the truth, does it make you think of a pool?

    Sunday, June 7, 2015

    Cirque Colors X Nordstrom Pop In Poolside Collection Swatch and Review

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    Hello nail polish lovers! I have such a gorgeous treat today! Proud to be able to show you the third Cirque Colors - Nordstrom Pop In collaboration! These are Nordstrom exclusive and very Limited Edition so if you love them grab them fast before they are gone! 
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     I'm crazy about each and every one of these! Keep reading for individual swatches, my thoughts on each and next post is devoted to Poolside NAIL ART :D

    Friday, June 5, 2015

    Glam Polish Knockout Collection Part 2 - Swatch and Review

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    Greetings all! I've got some individual swatches to show you from Glam Polish Knockout Collection Part 2. I received 5 out of the 9 new shades and put them all into a blingy herringbone design!You can also see the swatch of the beautiful lavender ultra holo WHOOSH! in that post. All the shades from the Knockout collection have a strong holo effect or ultra holo glitter finish.
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     Each one of these are more stunning than the next!

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    INTRODUCING THE NEW NAIL ENVY STRENGTH IN COLOR COLLECTION PRESS RELEASE

    Press release

    INTRODUCING THE NEW NAIL ENVY
    STRENGTH IN COLOR COLLECTION


    IDEA: Strengthening treatment plus coveted color in one

    WHAT IT IS: The fortifying power of OPI’s Original Nail Envy Nail Strengthener combined with softly tinted color in four must-have OPI shades. Now, the trusted formula you love—from the world’s number one salon brand, OPI—has added delicate, feminine color for the very first time. Infused with hydrolyzed wheat protein and calcium, the new Nail Envy Strength in Color Collection delivers maximum strengthening aid to transform weak, damaged nails into longer, stronger, harder nails shining with bold, true-to-bottle color.

    Inspired by of-the-moment creamsicle hued and pink quartz spring runway looks, this first-of-its-kind collection includes classic OPI favorite shades like Hawaiian Orchid, Samoan Sand, and Bubble Bath, plus a Nail Envy-only exclusive offering, Pink to Envy. Simply apply this innovative two-in-one nail strengthener plus color lacquer directly onto nails to add some much needed muscle to your manicure. 

    The NEW Nail Envy Nail Strengthener Collection Includes:
        •    Hawaiian Orchid: A tropical pink with hints of light purple
        •    Samoan Sand: A warm beige-pink
        •    Bubble Bath: A sweet candy pink
        •    Pink to Envy: A Nail Envy exclusive shade in sheer light pink
     






    As the number one salon brand worldwide, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formulas, fashionable colors, and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI Nail Lacquer is available in more than 200 shades. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items including OPI GelColor, which is available in more than 150 shades that match the iconic OPI colors that are known and loved, nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics. OPI is guaranteed only when purchased through authorized professional beauty outlets and prestige stores, not from a drugstore, supermarket, or mass outlet, or other unauthorized source. To learn more about OPI visit www.OPI.com.