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NOTD – L’Oreal Neons Punchy Lychee Dotticure

L'Oreal Punchy Lychee Neons dotticure nail art via @AllLacqueredUp

L’Oreal Punchy Lychee and Rimmel BritPop

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This bright dotticure was inspired by the little girls who live on my street. A couple of them like to pop by when the boyfriend and I are dining on our deck and they’ve become fascinated with my nail polish room and constantly changing manicures. In fact, one held her arms out wide and declared, “Your obsession is this big,” when looking into my office. She’s totally right, ha!

Anyway, last night they came over and I invited them in to see all the Helmer drawers of color, swatch wheels and random nonsense in my room. And together, they decided that my nails needed polka dots in these two colors so I went with it. The 4-year-old who LOVES pink, as most little girls do, was adamant that this new L’Oreal Colour Riche shade go on my nails.

I used the L’Oreal Neons shade, Punchy Lychee, with Rimmel LONDON Salon Pro shade, BritPop, for the dots. And even though Punchy Lychee is more orange-coral than pink-coral, as the bottle color inferred, I love this combo and may need to consult with them from now on. I mean, I have the same taste in music as the 10-year-old, so, why not?

What’s on your nails today? Have you tried the L’Oreal Neons or new Rimmel Salon Pro formula?

Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for L’Oreal. I bought the Rimmel shade. For more info view my Disclosure Policy

Makeup Wars – Too Faced Cat Eyes Palette Tutorial

By on July 28, 2014
in Makeup, Makeup Wars, Too Faced with 19 Comments

Too Faced Cat Eyes Palette Tutorial

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love, love, love palettes. They’re probably my favorite makeup item to buy as I appreciate when brands take the guesswork out of creating a great eye look. The new Too Faced Cat Eyes Palette is an excellent example. Bringing together six silky shadows and three wet/dry shadows that can be used as liners, Too Faced combined three of my fave eye shades, purple, brown and navy, with mint and jet black to create one extremely versatile palette. In this week’s Makeup Wars, we are taking on the Cat Eyes Palette, with each member creating their own signature look. Continue Reading »

#ManiMonday – Blue Ombre Dotticure for a Visit to NYC

Ombré Dotticure Nail Art

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Happy #ManiMonday, all! I hope you had a wonderful weekend, celebrating the 4th if you live in the US. Just before the weekend’s festivities began, I flew off to NYC for an event and needed a nail art look that was easy but packed a lot of visual impact so I created this bold Blue Ombré Dotticure.
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Makeup Wars – My Best Black Eyeliners

Favorite Best Black Eyeliner or Eye Liner

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For the longest time, I avoided black eyeliner. I was convinced it was too harsh for me and I lived for my long discontinued MAC Graphic Brown Fluidline. But when my Graphic Brown supply finally ran out I forced myself to go out of my comfort zone and experiment with new products and colors.

I now embrace black liner and when I wear another color, it seems too subtle. Go figure, right? So, as part of the latest Makeup Wars, I’m sharing the best black eyeliners in my stash with you.
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Red, White & Blue 4th of July Nails with Salon Perfect

By on July 2, 2014
in Nail Art, Salon Perfect with 10 Comments

Salon Perfect Paint the Town Red, White and Blue

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My favorite holiday of the year is just a few days away and I can’t wait. I LOVE the 4th of July. A day filled with beautiful weather, food, fun and fireworks. What more can you ask for? And the fact that no one has to shop for presents in order to celebrate it, even better!

To get in the spirit, I turned to the Salon Perfect Paint The Town Red, White and Blue collection. 15 shades of red, white, blue, silver, gold and glitter. Add in the Independence Day-themed nail decal kits and striping tape kits and you have endless manicure possibilities.
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