Category Archives: Nails

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Influenster Vox Box (#CSMTKO)

Woot! Woot!

Influenster Vox Box

Y’all know I love nail polish! So I was super excited when I received my Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Influenster Vox Box in the mail, especially since I’m on a “no-buy” diet until March. Check out the reveal here…

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Have you tried the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure polishes yet? Which shade should I try out first from the Influenster Vox Box? Have you signed up for Influenster yet?

Disclaimer: Influenster sent these products to me for free in exchange for my review but as always ALL opinion stated are my own.

 

 

 

 

Midweek Mani: Mint Candy Sparkle

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a manicure post of any kind. Like I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been super busy and overwhelmed with life so polishing my nails hasn’t been on my to-do list for a while. But any who I managed to squeeze in some me time and treated myself to a self-mani.

This manicure was inspired by a picture I saw on Instagram and for the life of me I can not remember who posted it. All I can remember is that I thought it was super cute and I wanted to recreate it…

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What do you think? I’m kinda digging the color combo…especially how the glitter pops on the charcoal grey polish. What color are you rocking on your nails this week?

Midweek Mani: Full Steam Ahead

This past weekend was bitter-sweet and extremely busy…I’ve been spending the past few days playing catch up just to do it all over again this weekend. School will be starting next week and yes I’m crunk about it but don’t tell my boys. With all the craziness going on I needed to take a moment to breathe. And what better way to relax than with a mani…

This week’s mani is special because the polish was gifted to my by a fellow vlogger, SweetOne1299. A few weeks ago, she posted pictures on Instagram of several great clearance cosmetic finds she scored from her local Walgreens. So I ran to my local Walgreens, within minutes of her post (it’s just that serious) and found the nothing! But SweetOne1299 came to my rescue…lol! She sent me a box of goodies! All I can say is her name definitely fits her…

Goodies from SweetOne1299

Goodies from SweetOne1299

 

Check out this week’s mani…

Full Steam Ahead

Full Steam Ahead

 

Full Steam Ahead by Essie

Full Steam Ahead by Essie

 

Full Steam Ahead

Full Steam Ahead

I’m not quite sure why this pastel purple shade is named Full Steam Ahead but I love it. What do you think? What’s your favorite shade by Essie? Have you found any great cosmetics on clearance lately?

 

 

 

 

 

Manicure Monday: So Cute Diamond Gold

It’s been a while since I did a Manicure Monday post…I’ve been so busy with my boys this summer that polishing my nails has been the last thing on my mind. And not to mention the past few times I’ve polished my nails they seem to chip on the first day and y’all know how annoying that can be. I’m not really sure what the deal is with that, so I’m on the hunt for a new base coat and top coat…suggestions please!!!

Today’s mani is pretty simple…I used an old fav, So Cute by Sheswai Lacquer. I’ve had this polish for quite some time, it’s a beautiful peach shade and with staying power. *crosses fingers for chip free nails*

Sheswai Lacquer

Sheswai Lacquer

Of course I had to add glitter…

Diamond Gold by Klean Color

Diamond Gold by Klean Color

So Cute Diamond Gold

So Cute Diamond Gold

What are you rocking on your nails this week? What base and top coat do you use? What are some of your tips for a lasting mani?

Just Another MANICure Monday: Dotted Nude

Yeah, I know I just posted about my weekend mani but it didn’t last very long after all the cleaning on Friday and Saturday, so you know I had to change it. Other than cleaning and running a few errands my weekend was pretty relaxing. The weekend highlight was the homemade salsa I whipped up for Cinco de Mayo. Of course, I found the recipe on my fav site Pinterest…it was quick, simple and delicious. Anywho, on to this week’s MANICure…

I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with my nails this week. I wasn’t feeling the glitter accent nail and I didn’t want to go with just a plain ol’ mani either. But it was kinda late so I had to do something simple, so I pulled out my trusty dotting tool. I decided to go with my fav nude, Sand Tropez by Essie. And I love how bright colors just pop against that shade so I got busy. Check out what I came up with.

 

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MANICure Monday is a weekly nail polish/mani link-up that is rotated between Lipgloss and Binky and LA Lynn’s. Head over to Lipgloss and Binky this week to see more fab mani’s.

 

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So what are ya’ll rocking on your nails this week? How was your weekend? Did you participate in any Cinco de Mayo celebrations?

Weekend Mani: Sparklicious Simone

I’m finally a cool kid! I’m a Julep Maven! I’ve been dying to try out this monthly subscription service for some time now and I finally, well randomly signed up. Be on the look out for a full review next week.

Well of course I couldn’t wait to try out my new polishes…in fact I tested them all as soon as I opened my box. Yep, I’m like a kid at Christmas, lol. I ended up going with the pinkish, lavender shade, Simone. And of course I had to add a little extra. Check it out…

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What are you rocking on your nails this weekend? Are you a Julep Maven?

Just Another MANICure Monday: Surrel Appeal

Well the weekend has officially come and gone….I spent most of my Saturday morning hitting up a few yard sales at some local churches in my area. And yes, I scored BIG. One of the churches has a semi-annual yard sale with “fill-a-bag” (a paper bag that is) with clothes only for $8. So you already know your girl was rolling and stuffing clothes in the bag to the max….lol. I spent the rest of my weekend Spring Cleaning. All I can say is that the weekend flew by and I still have tons of chores that I need to get done. Oh well the story of my life, I guess. But in the midst of everything, I did get a chance to do my nails.

I realized once I was done polishing my nails that this week’s polish choice was very similar to what I had on last week. Apparently I have a thing for hot pink/coral shades. However this week I decided to add an accent nail using my fav nude polish and a little glitter. I really like it so you’ll more than likely be seeing it again real soon. Check out this week’s MANICure and let me know what you think….

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Left to right:Essie in Sand Topaz, China Glaze in Surreal Appeal and Milani Nail Art Glitter polishes (silver & gold)

Left to right: Essie in Sand Tropez, China Glaze in Surreal Appeal and Milani Nail Art Glitter polishes (silver & gold)

China Glaze in Surreal Appeal

China Glaze in Surreal Appeal

My fav nude polish...Sand Topaz by Essie.

My fav nude polish…Sand Tropez by Essie.

So what do you think of the accent nail? I like the silver and gold contrast against the nude polish. Like I said you’ll probably be seeing it again soon…lol. To see even more cute MANICures check out Lipgloss & Binky, my girl MiMi is hosting this weeks Just Another MANICure Monday link-up.

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What are you rocking on your nails this week? What is your favorite China Glaze and/or Essie nail polish? How was your weekend?

Midweek Mani: Hazard

I was so busy playing catch up on washing clothes and cleaning up the house that I didn’t get a chance to do my regularly scheduled mani on Saturday night. We had just got back in town from out Spring Break vacation and you can only imagine the amount of laundry I had…Anyway, things have since slowed down.

Polishing my nails is so therapeutic for me. And a fresh mani makes me smile every time I catch a glimpse of my nails. The weather here in Georgia has been amazing this week, so of course that calls for a bright vibrant nail color. I kept things simple, no designs or glitter this week. The color alone is statement enough…I think.

Sinful Colors in Hazard

Sinful Colors in Hazard

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Hazard is one of my favorite shades by Sinful Colors. I’m sure you will be seeing it again…lol.

What’s your favorite Sinful Colors polish? What are you rocking on your nails this week? Do you find self mani’s to be therapeutic too? 

Just Another MANICure Monday: Spring Break Edition

Woot! It’s Spring Break! No early mornings and no homework for the next few days! I’m probably more excited than the kids…lol.

Well this year we decided to hit the road and take the kids on a mini vacation. And of course I had to makes run to Walmart to make sure we had all of our travel essentials. While walking the cosmetics isle I came upon this gorgeous teal blue color by Pure Ice. Since a fresh mani is a necessity while traveling (I’m sure the hubs would disagree), I couldn’t pass it up.

I am notorious for polishing my nails in the car especially on road trips. The hates it and swears its killing him & the boys. But who has time to squeeze in a mani when you have pack and besides it guarantees a fresh mani every time.

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To see more fab mani’s this week head over to my girl Mimi’s blog Lipgloss & Binky.

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Do you like Pure Ice nail polish? What are you rocking on your nails this week? Do you ever polish your nails in the car?

Midweek Mani Pastel Green & Dots

I was out-of-town this past weekend so I missed doing my “regular” MANICure Monday post. I polished my nails on Friday (not my normal self-mani day) and my nails ended up looking a mess by Sunday sooooo….I’ve been dying to trying out the new Nabi Cosmetics nail polish in Pastel Green that I posted about here and I decided to give myself a mid-week mani. Check it out…I think I’m in love with this color.  

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Nabi Cosmetics Nail Polish in Pastel Green

Nabi Cosmetics Nail Polish in Pastel Green

NYC in Lexington Yellow; China Glaze in Surreal Appeal; Spoiled by WnW in Correction Tape and my trust dotting tool.

NYC in Lexington Yellow; China Glaze in Surreal Appeal; Spoiled by WnW in Correction Tape and my trusty dotting tool.

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I must say that I am quite impressed with the Nabi Cosmetics Nail Polish. Not only do I love the color but the polish is thick and glides on great. This is definitely one of my favorite from the March My Shade of Brown Pillow Box.

What are you rocking on your nails this week?