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Makeup Wars: My Favorite Urban Decay Products

By on March 30, 2015
in Makeup Wars, Urban Decay with 8 Comments
Favorite Urban Decay Makeup Products via @alllacqueredup

Makeup Wars: Favorite Mid-High End Brand – Urban Decay

This week, the Makeup Wars gang are battling out over our favorite Mid-High End Makeup brands. We’re standing our ground for the brand of choice, to prove why it’s worthy of our love. One of the first non-drugstore brands I discovered was Urban Decay. I received a shadow in a Makeup Alley swap and it was game on. The edgy color palette and iconic packaging drew me in, but when they introduced the first Naked palette, my neutral-loving self was smitten for life.
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Essie Spring 2015 Nail Art featuring Flowerista & Garden Variety

By on March 20, 2015
in Essie, Nail Art, Spring 2015 with 0 Comments
Essie Spring 2015 Nail Art via @alllacqueredup

Essie Spring 2015 Nail Art

Happy first day of Spring!! The days are getting longer, warm weather is just around the corner, and I’m kicking off the weekend with bright spring nails. Can it get any better? I mentioned in my Essie Spring 2015 review that Garden Variety and Flowerista were made to be worn together, so I used them for a scalloped nail art look.
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Hand Cream Hack – The Trick to Up Your Hand Care Game

Hand Care Tip via @alllacqueredup

Hand Cream Application Tip

I’m kind of a hand cream freak. I have bottles spread all over the house and in every one of my bags. I refuse to be the victim of that whole “your hands show your age” nonsense. One way I battle time marching over my hands is how I apply my lotion. I never thought my technique was that different until I noticed people looking. It’s one of those things that doesn’t come naturally, but when you see it, you’re all, “Duh, why didn’t I think of that?” Continue Reading »

Spring 2015 Nail Trend – Graphic Black & White Nail Art Tutorial

Spring Nail Art Trend and Tutorial via @alllacqueredup

Spring Nail Trend and Nail Art Tutorial

As much as I love color, a clean black and white print is effortlessly chic. Simple, sophisticated nail art dominated the Spring 2015 runways. Subtle black and white looks, created by Deborah Lippmann and Jin Soon Choi made quite a splash.

Today, I sharing an easy nail art tutorial, inspired by a NYFW SS15 design, to help get your nails on trend.
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Winterize Your Hands & Nails – Cold Weather Hand Care Tips

Winter Hand & Nail Care via @alllacqueredup

Winter Hand & Nail Care

If you live in a cold, dry climate, you winterize your home, car and more than likely your skin care routine but what about your hands? Given the below-freezing windchill temps that typically plague Cleveland, I’ve become acutely observant of the state of my hands and nails during the winter.

Unless you wear gloves 24/7, your hands get almost as much air exposure as your face. And given the other downsides of winter, no one wants to add dry, chapped skin or brittle, peeling nails to that list. It’s time to rescue your hands from the effects of the frozen tundra and get your winter hand care routine on point, yes on point (I can’t with “on fleek”).

I’ve teamed up with Sally Hansen to share my favorite cold weather hand care tips with you.
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