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Gradient Snakeskin Nail Art

By on October 13, 2015
in Nail Art, OPI with 5 Comments
Gradient Snakeskin Nail Art

Gradient Snakeskin Nail Art

Hi all! So, I’m a pretty amateur stamper, but I recently visited Andrea from Chickettes at her new salon gig, and she inspired me to dig out my plates and play. She recommended a new stamper, and I’ve been having a lot of fun. Anyway, I recently picked up a new pair of Superga’s (one of my fave sneaker brands) and they inspired today’s nail art look.
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Essie Fall 2015 Collection Nail Art & Preview

By on August 24, 2015
in Essie, Fall 2015, Nail Art, Sponsored with 20 Comments
Essie Fall 2015 - Leggy Legend

Essie Fall 2015 – Leggy Legend

The Essie Fall 2015 collection officially launches September 1st, but it was previewed last week at the InStyle #SummerSocial, and I have a look at the color palette plus some chic, easy nail art for you to try. Check it out!
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Makeup Wars – Best Frizz Control Products

By on June 8, 2015
in Hair Care, Makeup Wars with 24 Comments
Best Frizz Fighters via @alllacqueredup

Best Frizz Fighters

I make no apologies for how much I love my hair and that I take pride in maintaining its appearance. I mean, I have bins and bins of products taking over my linen closet. Though frizz is the bane of my hair’s existence. Having coarse, super thick, crazy wavy hair means it sucks up any moisture it can find, so when I wake up and can taste the humidity in the air, it’s game on.

I don’t remember ever having to deal with frizz as a kid, but at some point everything changed, and I spent my 20s experimenting with different cocktails of products. So over the years, I have tried every frizz control product I could get my hands on to combat those awful little hairs from popping up, and I’m sharing my holy grail items below.
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3 OPI Color Paints Nail Art Ideas

By on June 2, 2015
in Nail Art, OPI, Summer 2015 with 30 Comments
OPI Color Paints Nail Art via @alllacqueredup

OPI Color Paints Nail Art

I’ve been having so much fun playing with the new OPI Color Paints (link full review) that I haven’t wanted to wear anything else on my nails. And I haven’t! As a reminder, Color Paints are sheer, blendable nail color that are built for layering and nail art. Now, even if you feel too busy to apply anything beyond a solid color (me most days), they’re a lot like Pringles; once you pop, you can’t stop. Swear!

Today, I have a three nail art ideas for you that range from easy to advanced. I even tackled my old nemesis, the dreaded water marble. Though thanks to my new favorite nail art tool, I am finally over my aversion to water marbling. Check it all out below!
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Makeup Wars – My Favorite Clump Free Mascaras

Best Clump-Free Mascaras via @alllacqueredup

Makeup Wars – Favorite Mascaras

I was not blessed with long, luscious lashes, so when it comes to mascara I need all the help I can get. They’re also stick-straight, lucky me, which means I need a mascara that not only lengthens and defines but also holds a curl. That’s a pretty tall task for one product, but I’ve found four go-to’s that are up for the job. If you’re looking for a clump free mascara that you can swipe on and jam, I’ve got you covered.
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