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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?

Just Another MANICure Monday

WooHoo! I’m back as promised! Like I mentioned is yesterday’s post, I really missed y’all and it feels good to get back to blogging. And I even had a chance to give myself a little mani this weekend.

Earlier this week while on Pinterest (which I hope your following me), I came across a pin that mentioned using the Gelous Advanced Nail Gel Coat to help prolong your at home mani. Well I didn’t waste any time, I headed to Sally Beauty on Saturday and picked some up. I’ve been having a little Spring Fever lately so I had the hardest time deciding what shade to put on my nails….I wanted something bright but too out there (if you know what I mean). Anywho, I ended up chosing a purple hue by Wet’n Wild, nothing fancy and of course I used the Gelous as my top coat.

Through the Grapevine by Wet'n Wild

Through the Grapevine by Wet’n Wild

If you look closely you will see where I smudged my nails...that's what happens when you polish them before bed.

If you look closely you will see where I smudged my nails…that’s what happens when you polish them before bed.

Gelous Adavnced Nail Gel Coat

Gelous Advanced Nail Gel Coat

Well the verdict is still out on the Gelous but I will mention that it takes forever to dry. So make sure you have time if you decide to give it a try. And if you want to see more Manicure Monday looks, check out my girl MiMi of Lipgloss & Binky, this week’s host of Just Another NANICure Monday.

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What are you rocking on your nails this week?

Just Another MANICure Monday: Ebony Hates Chris and Plaid

Well it has been a minute since I did a MANICure Monday post…I haven’t really had the time to polish my nails and I haven’t been feeling too creative either. But I had a little extra time on my hands last night plus the Nakamichi Nail Foil Strips that I were in this months My Shade of Brown Pillow Box that I posted about here, so I decided to treat my self to a little mani. Check it out….

Nakamichi Nail Foil Strips

Nakamichi Nail Foil Strips

I used Ebony Hates Chris by Wet'n Wild

I used Ebony Hates Chris by Wet’n Wild

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Ebony Hates Chris and Plaid

Excuse my middle finger, it was late and didn’t get a chance to clean it up as much as I would like. I’ll be doing a review of the Nakamichi Nail Foil Strips soon.

You can join in the MANICure fun and see more fab manis by checking out Mimi from Lipgloss and Binky and Effie Lynn from LALynnsShoppe!

What are you rocking on your nails this week?

The Pillow Box – January 2013

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Yay! I finally received the first My Shade of Brown Pillow Box for 2013! And I’m excited to share with y’all what was inside. If you are not familiar with My Shade of Brown let me give you the scoop…they a monthly subscription service. Basically My Shade of Brown sends out 4 to 5 premium sized beauty samples each month enclosed in their signature Pillow Box. But what I love most is that their products are geared towards women of color and it’s affordable, just $10 a month. Take a look at few of my previous post here and here, it really is an amazing and affordable service. Check out what was included in this month’s box…

Nakamichi Nail Foil Strips

Nakamichi Nail Foil Strips

Nabi Cosmetics Lipstick in Red

Nabi Cosmetics Lipstick in Red

Nabi Cosmetics Lipstick in Red swatched.

Nabi Cosmetics Lipstick in Red swatched.

Nabi Cosmetics Eye Liner in Ocean Blue

Nabi Cosmetics Eye Liner in Ocean Blue

Nabi Cosmetics Eye Liner in Ocean Blue swatched.

Nabi Cosmetics Eye Liner in Ocean Blue swatched.

Black Opal Oil Free Moisturizer

Black Opal Oil Free Moisturizer

Y’all already know I’m over super crunk about the Nakamichi Nail Foil Strips…can you say Manicure Monday! And I absolutely love the Ocean Blue eye liner; the color blue is amazing against brown skin. I love blue eye liner because it’s a fun way add a pop of color to your everyday makeup look to spice things up. Make sure you’re following me on Instagram because I will definitely be posting a picture or two of me rocking the Nabi Cosmetic Eye Liner in Ocean Blue. I’m also excited to try out the Nabi Cosmetics Lipstick in Red…I have yet to master the Red lip but doesn’t stop me from practicing it, lol.

To find out more about the My Shade of Brown Pillow Box and how you can get one delivered to your door, make sure to check out their  website. And you can also follow them on , Twitter, Instagram and like them on FaceBook.

What are some of your favs from the January Pillow Box? Did you see anything you would like to try?

Just Another MANICure Monday: Christmas Edition

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I absolutely love everything about Christmas and I can’t wait until tomorrow! I swear I’m worse than my kiddos…looking up under the tree counting the presents. LOL

This week’s MANICure Monday is totally Christmas inspired and I think it may be my favorite mani to date. I used six different polishes (pictured below) to create this look: Pure Ice in Frosted Ice Platinum; Claire’s Polish in Chunky Silver; Jordana Nail Polish in Red Silk; Jordana Glitters Nail Polish in Red Flash; Milani Nail Art Polish in Art of Silver and L.A. Colors Art Deco in Red Glitter.

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I’m trying to channel my girl Tori of Glasses & Glitter in this picture.

This week’s Just Another MANICure Monday is being hosted Effie Lynn of LA Lynn’s, definitely head over there and check out all the super cute mani’s happening over there. I’ve been finding so much nailspiration from this weekly blog hop and it’s so much fun seeing what everyone comes up with each week. I’m so glad that Effie Lynn and Mimi of Lipgloss & Binky decided to team up!

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Just Another MANICure Monday: Matte me Crazy with Glitter

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I hope that everyone had an awesome weekend. As for me, I didn’t get into much; the highlight of my weekend was Saturday, I spent the majority of the day relaxing in my PJ’s…feel free to judge as you please. LOL 

So with all the free time lounging around I brainstormed a few mani ideas and decided to try out my NYC matte top coat again. This week’s mani is totally inspired by Mimi of Lipgloss and Binky, who also co-host Just Another MANICure Monday with Effie Lynn of LA Lynns. If you’re wondering what Just Another MANICure Monday is, I posted about it here and here. I’ve been having so much fun participating! Well, a few weeks ago Mimi used the NYC matte top coat over polished nails with glitter for her mani…the results were too cute and I decided to give it a try. 

 

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What I used: Sally Hansen Ring-a-Ding; Sally Hansen *can’t find the name*; NYC Matte me Crazy Top Coat

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I’m not sure if you see the way the glitter just pops against the matte polish but I love the effects, even the hubs thought is was pretty cool. So this look is definitely one I will be keeping in the rotation. And if you still haven’t tried matte polish then you should; the NYC brand top coat is less than $3 bucks and worth every penny. Mimi is the hostess for Just Another MANICure Monday this week, so head over to her blog for more nail inspiration!

Have you tried anything new on your nails lately?

Blogger Box Swap Party

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About a month ago my girl Mo of Curls and Mo tagged me in a tweet about a Blogger Box Swap Party sign up happening over on Keep Sitting Pretty and Melissa Chanel. After clicking the link, I thought “wow what a fun way to mix & mingle with other bloggers and score some cool stuff too!” So I immediately signed up! A few weeks later I got an email from Melissa of Melissa Channel stating that I was chosen as one of the bloggers…I was super excited! This was going to be my first Blogger Box Swap and I couldn’t wait to find out who I was paired up with.

Well about week after receiving my confirmation email, I received an email from Kelly of Keep Sitting Pretty with my Blogger Box Swap buddy’s information. And guess who I paired with??? My girl Mo…I laughed because the entire time I was thinking who coincidental and funny it would be if we had gotten paired up. One, we already know each other via social media and emails. Two, we have been working together for several months as natural hair staff writers for Longing4Length. And three, I like to think of her as one of my virtual BFF’s (if there is even such a term) because she has been super supportive since we virtually met months ago through Bloggers Like Me. Needless to say I was thrilled to be paired with Mo! I immediately started working on her box and you can check out what I sent her here.

I was so excited when I my box from Mo came in the mail, y’all know I opened it immediately! She sent me some awesome goodies…see for yourself.

Can you say MANICure Monday...Mo good looking out!

Can you say MANICure Monday…Mo good looking out!

NYC Black Eyeliner Pencil

NYC Black Eyeliner Pencil

Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Body Scrub

Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Body Scrub

Shea Moisture Lavender & Wild

Shea Moisture Lavender & Wild Orchid Body Scrub

I love all of the goodies that Mo sent. But if you have been following my blog for a while then you know how much I love Shea Moisture products and I have been dying to try out their body scrubs…so those would have to be my favs!

I would like to thank Kelly and Melissa for hosting such an awesome Blogger Box Swap Party. I had so much fun participating. And thanks Mo for sending me all the great goodies; I can’t wait to try them all out!

Have you tried any of the products in the box I got from Mo?

Just Another MANICure Monday: KISS’n Sonia

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I sure hope y’all had a fantastic weekend! I didn’t do too much, which is exactly what I had planned especially after such a busy week.

On last Monday, I shared with you my first Just Another MANICure Monday blog hop post and I had so much fun that I decided to do it again this week. I absolutely loved all the mani submissions for last week; they gave me so much inspiration that I kept brainstorming ideas for my nails even though I had a million other things I needed to be doing…smh!

This time around I used the KISS Nail Dress in Shrug. and paired it with one of my favorite polishes by Sonia Kashuk…I like to call this mani KISS’n Sonia. I was inspired by one of the co-host, Effie Lynn of LA Lynn’s, she posted a mani using the KISS Nail Dress a few week ago. This week MiMi of Lipgloss & Binky is hosting Just Another MANICure Monday on her blog, be sure to check it out!

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Used to create KISS’n Sonia

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KISS’n Sonia Right Hand

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KISS’n Sonia thumb design (attempt)

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One of my fav Sonia Kashuk polishes…I don’t have a name for it though. 😦

What are you rocking on your nails this week?