A night of girlish manis and … manly pedi’s?!

I told one of my BFs I’d paint her little girls’ nails for them the day before the eldest’s birthday party. So Friday I brought over about seven or eight bottles of my most girly nail polishes, my nail art lacquers, dotting tool, cuticle cream, OPI Top Coat and a few other tools and went …

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The makeup gift that keeps on giving

Women who love makeup have got to be the easiest people to buy presents for. It didn’t surprise me that for Christmas, my mom gave me this awesome multiple piece bareMinerals set that came in a keepsake box. It had a little bit of everything – brushes, Mineral Veil, eye colors, liner, blush and lip …

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Thursday poll 7/23 and Pro Pedi!

I love a good pedicure, but I don’t go very often. I do my own crafty things with nail art and I have a ton of nail polish to work with. I am also extremely ticklish on the bottom of my feet! 🙂 Once a year, I splurge and get my feet done. This week …

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Too Faced Fall: Metal-Eyed and Living in Sin

I went to pick up some nail polish remover from Ulta but of course, I can’t go into a makeup store and not look at the makeup! I found a whole array of new Too Faced products. I’m not sure if they’re fall or late summer or just new products, especially since the only thing …

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Swatches: China Glaze Retro Diva preview

With its Retro Diva collection, China Glaze is putting a twist on its tagline – from “Live in Colour” to “Relive in Colour.” Although I’ve heard that it seems to be a 70s-themed collection, it took me back to the 80s as well (you’ll see what I mean!). Some of the names – like Cruisin’ and Free Love – …

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5 & 10 Finds

This past weekend, my boyfriend and I drove out to Jim Thorpe, PA, to celebrate our two-year dating anniversary with a weekend getaway in the mountains. The trip was amazing and rejuvenating. I learned a lot about a little town, dipped my hand into the cold, rushing water of the Lehigh River, climbed into an …

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If you like it, others might too!

I thought it might be nice to include some of what you said were your favorite nail polishes, and link them to a site where you can see them and possibly buy them if you fall in love with them, too 🙂 Daniele said that Essie Sugar Daddy is her “go-to color.” I can see …

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Thursday Poll 7/16 and Watermelon mani!

Happy Thursday! I thought I’d start off the Thursday poll post with Nail of the Day (NOTD) photos: China Glaze Watermelon Rind and Claire’s Glitzy make a yummy mani 🙂 I did my ring fingers first with the design, and showed them to my boyfriend. I asked him what they reminded him of and he …

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To matte or not to matte? Here is a comparison!

I decided I had to try the matte nail polish craze. My nails with Essie’s Chubby Cheeks (from their Summer 2009 collection) with two coats, in the sun: It’s a great summer color! Now, here it is with Essie’s Matte About You matte finisher. You use one coat in place of a top coat: You …

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Vibrating mascara goes drug-store brand

I saw an ad for Maybelline’s Pulse Perfection by Define-A-Lash as I flipped through my August issue of Allure. I’d seen advertisements for products like Oscillation by Lancome, and Estee Lauder’s Turbo Lash. But I didn’t buy into it because I don’t see spending $32/$35 for mascara that’s supposed to only be used for three …

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