Friday, November 28, 2014

smART Nails Stencils Review + A Giveaway!

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I am just sort of getting into nail vinyls and such, since I can't stamp to save my life and when I was contacted my smART Nails to review their product, it sounded like something that even a simple nail arter like myself could handle!

smART Nail Stencils are just that: nail stencils. They are adhesive on the back so you lay the adhesive side against your dry nail and use the stencil like you would any other craft stencil. Then remove and you're good to go!

I was generously provided with 8 stencil sets to review. I'm not going to show you all 8 because that would be a lot of pictures, lol, but I will show you my favorite stencil :-)

The set I will show you is P014 - Flower. The stencils come in a cellophane package and in that is a cardboard booklet.

Guys. I cannot even explain how easy this was!! I literally peeled the stencil off the sheet, and plopped it on my nail. Painted the color I wanted to use and peeled it off. That's it. I did use the same stencil for all of the flowers you see below so they are definitely not a one time use deal! Obviously, the adhesive wasn't quite as strong towards the last few flowers but it still worked well enough that it didn't smear the polish.

Twitter: @smart_nails

smART Nails was also kind enough to provide a giveaway for my lovely readers! This giveaway is open to USA, Canada, The UK and Australia only.

- All you have to do is comment on this post with the 5 smART Nail designs that you like most (the entire product line is here), mentioning the catalog number or the designs name.
- If you are selected a winner, you will get the 5 stencils you commented as your choice!
- You must also Like the smART Nails Facebook page via the Rafflecopter giveaway below.

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Be sure to check out smART Nail on all of their social media platforms:
Twitter: @smart_nails

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

SinfulColors Holi-Dazzled

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SinfulColors is bringing you 22 radiant shades for Holiday 2014!

From the Decked With Glitter Flakes, I have SinfulColors Decadent, a red metallic flake glitter, over Julep Zelda. Easy application and one coat.

From the Blues and Hints of Gold section, I have 3 polishes.

The first is Ice Blue, which is an indigo shade of blue and quite sheer. This was 4 coats.

I added All About You, a sheer shimmering gold over Ice Blue. Love this combination!

Midnight Blue is more of a cobalt blue, but still completely gorgeous and my kind of color. This was two easy coats. 

I added one coat of All About You over Midnight Blue and I like this even more than I do the Ice Blue and All About You combination! It looks so different over the darker color.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Gabriel Cosmetics Brooke Anderson Collection Swatches

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Today I have 2 polishes from the Gabriel Cosmetics Brooke Anderson collaboration to share with you!

"Gabriel Cosmetics is doing a nail collaboration with a celebrity, Brooke Anderson. Gabriel Cosmetics is headed down South just in time for fall with Brooke Anderson by Gabriel Cosmetics Nail Collection! The collection of SIX “5-Free” Limited Edition shades are a wink and a curtsey to the Entertainment Tonight Host’s Southern Georgia roots infusing beloved Southern expressions from classic films like Gone with the Wind and everyday Southern terminology into a collection fit for a Southern Belle."

The polishes I have today are I Do Declare and Southern Belle. Let's get to it, shall we? 

I Do Declare is a graphite polish with silver glitter mixed throughout. I used two coats and had no trouble with application. 

Southern Belle is a berry colored creme. This is a really beautiful plumy color, it pulls a bit more purple in person than my camera is picking up. I used three coats for this shade, as it was a little bit patchy after two.

These are lovely fall colors and the other polishes in the collection look beautiful, as well!

You can purchase Gabriel Cosmetics at and the polishes retail individually for $8.50.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Influenster Hub

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Over the last few years of blogging, I've gotten some great VoxBoxes from Influenster and been able to try some things that I wouldn't normally try!

Recently, Influenster upgraded their site and made it easier to search for things and added The Hub, which is exactly that: a hub for findings info on all things beauty, fashion, lifestyle, entertainment and food related!

There are tips, recipes, reviews, and loads more information that can be gleaned from The Hub; there's even a Word of the Day tile. Today's word is:


1. A person who entertains (as by playing music) in public places.
“In addition to his part-time job working in the university library, Jason also made a little extra money on the side with his grandfather's accordion as a busker.”

I don't know about you, but I did not know that. And let's be honest, we all need to improve our vocabulary in this age of shortening words and making up new words.

On the Food tab, there are healthy snack ideas, wine guides, dessert ideas and so much more!

Since one of my loves is obviously beauty, I was really enjoying reading some of the posts on that tab. 9 Ways To Avoid Breakouts was interesting, as that is my primary skin concern.

I would love to go over everything that is listed on The Hub but there simply isn't enough time to type it all up, lol!

I recommend you head on over to Influenster and check out The Hub for yourself! Learn something new and have a great day! :-)

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Monday, November 17, 2014

e.l.f. Sale!

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I wanted to let you about an e.l.f. promo that's coming up! It's a great time to stock up on some favorites and you will get a mystery bag with any purchase over $20!!

Two Days Only! Get a Free Mystery Bag of Products with Any Purchase of $20 or more! Enter code MYSTERY at checkout. Offer valid 11/17 - 11/18/14.

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Bestie Twin Nails with The Little Canvas - Round 6!

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It's time for another round of BTN with Alaina from The Little Canvas! Are you guys enjoying these posts?? I sure am! It's giving me something to do on my nails other than plain polish and glitter, as I am not always the most creative, lol!

This time, we chose this picture (i linked to the original poster) that I saw Nicole by OPI repost and we both immediately said "yes!! Let's do this!"

I used OPI's My Boyfriend Scales Walls (are you surprised? Seriously, people. It's the only white I use!) and Literary Lacquers Luggage for Your Journey. Then I added Zoya Maria Louisa on my ring finger. I. LOVE. This!! This is probably my favorite BTN we've done and one of my favorite manicures of the year! Love love love. I used striping tape the the lines because momma ain't got time for painstakingly

Ack! Do you love this?! I do!! Now go check out Alaina's manicure because hers is even more awesome :-)

Do you guys have any requests for future Bestie Twin Nail posts?? Let us know and we will try to oblige!

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Free 6 Piece Julep Gift with Purchase!

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The Holiday Glam Set includes: Sweep Eyeshadow, Eyeshadow brush, Charming Lip Gloss, Ava polish, De Ann polish, Gunmetal Sequin Clutch
Offer expires 11/24/2014 at 11:59pm PT, or while supplies last. Promotional code SHINETIME must be entered at checkout. To receive free gift, add a Shine Time Gift set to shopping bag in addition to $35.00+ of other products. Offer may not be combined with any other promotional code. Orders placed for the Monthly Maven Reveal (e.g. monthly Maven Boxes, Upgrade Boxes, and add-ons) are not eligible. No exchanges or returns on free gift. No adjustments on previous purchases. Taxes vary by location.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

4 Piece Jingle Bells Themed Set!

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4-Piece Jingle Bells Welcome Gift Free for New Maven Subscribers 
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Are your nails ready for the holidays? The new Jingle Bells Welcome Gift from Julep Maven (a $58 value) has you covered - a bit of shine, a bit of sparkle and a top-rated beauty product as a bonus guarantees that you will be ready! Then as a Julep Maven subscriber, you get first access to trend setting colors and top-rated beauty products every month in addition to plenty more perks!
  • Julep Maven is the only customizable box of full-size, limited-run nail colors and beauty innovations. That means no surprises, no dupes or colors you don't like. You can see what is in your box each month and have the option of swapping out colors/products you already have or don't want.
  • Julep Maven is affordable. You get over $40 of full-size products in every box for just $24.99 per month.
  • Mavens get benefits all month long at Julep - like 20% off, free shipping, early access to secret sales and more - imagine what you can save on your holiday shopping!
  • A Maven subscription is also a great gift for the nail polish and beauty product lover in your life.
Become a Maven today, use the code TREAT to get your own 4-Piece Jingle Bells Themed Gift for New Maven Subscribers  .

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Glitter Topper Spam!

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Here's a tiny spam post for you as I work like a crazy person to get posts ready for this week!! :-)

Starrily 2015, this is one coat over GlitterDaze Rolling In The Bay. 

KBShimmer Sand In My Stocking, created by Jen The Polishaholic over Revlon Midnight.
 I also included what is probably my favorite macro ever of life! <3

What are some of your favorite glitter toppers?

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Barielle Jetsetter for Fall 2014

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I have another Fall collection from Barielle today. I believe this is the second or technically third, since the previous collection I reviewed had two parts.

Jetsetter embraces the cool tones that are perfect for this time of year.

Kiss Me Kate, 3 coats. This looks more pink in the bottle but on me, it was a perfect 'mannequin hands' shade.

Autumn in Seoul is a gorgeous coppery bronze. This had very good coverage and was 2 coats.

Irish Eyes is a medium green creme. I used 2 coats.

Rain in Spain is a light periwinkle color. 2 coats.

Gondola Ride was a little bit thin and patchy after two coats, so I did three.

Midnight in Paris was perfect and only one coat!

Overall, these were really great formulas, with the exception being Gondola Ride and that was only a little patchy. These aren't typically fall colors with the periwinkle and nude but I really like that these aren't blatantly "fall" colors!

You can purchase Barielle here.

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