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Treat Yo’ Self – Splurge-Worthy Valentine’s Day Beauty Indulgences

By on February 11, 2015
in Makeup, Nails Inc., Sponsored
Valentine's Day Beauty Gifts via @alllacqueredup

Valentine’s Day Beauty Gifts

Instead of making Valentine’s Day into some big deal, I prefer to think of it as a, “Treat Yo’ Self” moment, a la Parks and Recreation. I spoil myself with something I wouldn’t normally justify buying, instead of making the boyfriend run around looking for the perfect gift. Last year, I went a little overboard on chocolate-covered grapes and strawberries. Healthy eating be damned!

So, whether you are shopping for the beauty lover in your life or indulging in a treat for yourself, here are some items worth splurging on this V-Day.
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Valentine’s Day Nails – 4 Red Hot Manicure Ideas

By on February 10, 2015
in Essie, JINsoon, Milani, Nail Art, Red with 0 Comments
Valentine's Day Nail Art and Manicure Ideas via @alllacqueredup

Valentine’s Day Nail Art and Manicure Ideas

The countdown to Valentine’s Day has begun and, while I don’t really celebrate it, I like dressing up my nails for the occasion. Creating hearts was one of the first nail art techniques I mastered so I take advantage of any reason I can whip out that talent. And even if nail art isn’t your forté, I have some fun Valentine’s Day nails for you.
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L’Oréal Dark Sides of Grey Nail Swatches & Review

By on February 6, 2015
in Gray, L'Oreal Paris, Silver, Spring 2015 with 0 Comments
L'Oreal Dark Sides of Grey nail polish via @alllacqueredup

L’Oreal Dark Sides of Grey

Maybe it’s the Fifty Shades phenomenon, maybe it’s just that grey polish kicks ass. Either way, it’s a trending color right now and L’Oreal Paris has jumped on the bandwagon with the L’Oreal Dark Sides of Grey collection.

These eight, new, limited edition L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Nail shades are not just a celebration of the many shades of grey, they also show off a diverse array of finishes and textures. Everything from satin to shimmer to matte and texture. Check it!
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New Year, New Nails! Tips to Improve Your Naked Nails

Manicure Tips for Naked Nails via @alllacqueredup

New Year, New Nails!

The first #NailGlossip chat of the year focused on bad habits and solutions to help your nails look better in the coming year. The best place to start is by nailing down (pun totally intended) a set manicure routine and scheduling a regular nail date with yourself.

To inspire you, I’ve teamed up with Sally Hansen to share the manicure steps that rescue my genetically weak digits from looking a hot mess. Using these simple tips, you can proudly take your naked nails in public.
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Drugstore Brand Wars – My Favorite L’Oréal Products

Favorite Drugstore Beauty Products from L'Oreal Paris via @alllacqueredup

Drugstore Brand Wars – L’Oreal Paris

Last year, the Makeup Wars crew embarked on our first ever Brand Wars, with each of us declaring our love for a particular makeup brand and sharing our favorites. This time around, we are splitting Brand Wars up into Drugstore and Prestige editions and today we are sharing our drugstore favorites.

Looking through my beauty stash, particularly the cart I keep in my bathroom for everyday use, you will see a lot of products from L’Oréal Paris. I find them to be consistently good and made from quality ingredients, so it’s hard not to love them. Keep reading to see which L’Oréal items are tops on my list.
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