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Summer 2014

OPI Mustang Collection Swatches & Review

By on July 30, 2014
in Blue, Gold, OPI, Orange, Pink, Summer 2014, White with 17 Comments
OPI Mustang Swatches and Review via @AllLacqueredUp

OPI Mustang

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I grew up spending many a night in car lots with my parents on our way home from eating out. My dad loved wandering through the rows of cars, with no pressure from salesmen, to check out the latest releases. And even though he has to own a van for work, the man loves American muscle cars. He used to fix up and drag race them before I was born.

I guess it’s no surprise that my first serious boyfriend was also into muscle cars, specifically the Ford Mustang (he owned a ’87 Fastback). Thanks to him and my dad, I know way more about the car than I should. For that reason, I was excited to see what the OPI Mustang collaboration, celebrating the Mustang’s 50th Anniversary, would bring us.
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The 17 Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2014 Beauty Exclusives and GWP Deals

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2014 Beauty Exclusives GWP

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It’s that oh so joyous time of year again. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, chock full of Beauty Exclusives and fantastic Gifts With Purchase. As much as I love the Anniversary Sale, the list of deals, limited edition products and gifts with purchase is exhausting so I’m breaking down my favorites from the sale. Everything from exclusive nail colors to deeply discounted products and GWP worth shopping for.
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#ManiMonday – Cerulean Garden with Nails Inc Floral Glitter

Nails Inc Floral Richmond Gardens for #ManiMonday

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We live in a pretty active neighborhood. Unless it’s raining or snowing there are always people outside and, lately, they’ve been tackling yard work. Now, I have the blackest of thumbs and the boyfriend can do general cleanup but he’s not going to be starring on HGTV anytime soon. Regardless, I do love see all the flowers popping up around us and it inspired today’s Mani Monday featuring the new Nails Inc Floral glitters.
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FingerPaints Poolside Paradise for Summer 2014

FingerPaints Poolside Paradise - Summer-2014

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Get ready to taste the rainbow with the Skittles-worthy FingerPaints Poolside Paradise collection. Six rich, sparking foils in ROYGBIV-ready shades.
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Essie Summer 2014 – Striped Gradient Nail Art Tutorial

By on June 19, 2014
in Essie, Nail Art, Summer 2014 with 5 Comments

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When I posted my #ManiMonday nail art featuring shades from the Essie Summer 2014 collection, a reader suggested I make a video to show how I created the look. Done! And if you can’t see the video above on your device CLICK HERE.

Is this a technique you would try at home? If you recreate this look, tag me on Instagram or Twitter. I’d love to see your take on it!

Essie Summer 2014 is available now at salons and mass retailers nationwide and online at Kohls.com and Nordstrom.com.

Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for Essie. Affiliate links appear in this post. When you purchase through an affiliate link, you help support this site. For more info view my Disclosure Policy
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