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Leopard Nails with Deborah Lippmann Summer 2015

Deborah Lippmann Summer 2015 Nail Art via @alllacqueredup

Deborah Lippmann Leopard Nail Art

In general, I don’t wear prints. I’m basic in that way. Solids, especially black, make up my wardrobe. However, I make an exception for leopard print. It’s essentially a neutral. So, when I spotted these Superga slip-ons, I couldn’t resist. Then, my Deborah Lippmann Painted Desert samples arrived, and I couldn’t help but notice how well Terra Nova and Desert Moon matched my new sneaks. And so today’s Leopard Nail Art design was born.

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Top 10 Spring Break Beauty Products

By on April 7, 2015
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Top 10 Spring Break Beauty Products via @alllacqueredup

Top 10 Spring Break Beauty Products

My first real spring break was during my freshman year in college. My girlfriends and I hit the road for Daytona Beach and a week of crazy fun. We borrowed my mom’s station wagon, complete with rear under-floor seats (perfect for smuggling booze) and proceeded to break a gallon, yes gallon, of Everclear (aka grain alcohol) in the trunk. It smelled like a still, real subtle.

Now that I live with a CPA, spring break doesn’t start until after April 15th. It’s so close I can taste it. Counting down the days, you guys! So, it’s perfect timing that the Top 10 Tuesday gang is sharing their favorite Spring Break Beauty items this week.
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Makeup Wars: My Favorite Urban Decay Products

By on March 30, 2015
in Makeup Wars, Urban Decay with 10 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 »

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