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 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
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

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!
Prep Time: 15 min. | Total Time: 59 min. plus refrigerating | Makes: 12 servings


  • 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


  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

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!

 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.
 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.
A cool spring or summer look and really easy to make!'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.

•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.

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.
 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! 
 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.
 Each one of these are more stunning than the next!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Press release


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

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Elevation Polish Street Graffiti Collection + When The Cherry Met The Spoon Swatch and Review

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Hi all! I'm so pleased to be showing you my first Elevation Polish swatches! The Street Graffiti Collection inspired by the urban street graffiti of a few major cities, along with When the Cherry Met the Spoon (a non-collection core shade) will be released in early June (details at end of post.) So feast your eyes on these!