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Last-Minute Beauty Gifts You Can Grab at JCPenney

By on December 22, 2015
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Last-Minute Beauty Gifts

Last-Minute Beauty Gifts

I’m a notorious last-minute shopper. I’ve been known to be out shopping while the boyfriend is at my parent’s house cooking Christmas Eve dinner. Procrastination holiday shopping is in my DNA. Considering the number of people I see scrambling through stores this week, I know I’m not alone.

Department stores are my one-stop salvation, especially JCPenneys with in-store Sephoras. We have a few in the Cleveland area and I stopped by the North Olmsted store after seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens (so amazing!) to grab a few gifts for my beauty-loving friends, and a treat for myself, of course! With styles so bright and gifts so right, JCPenney is where giving begins this holiday season.
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Best of 2015 – The Top 36 Nail Polishes of 2015

Best Nail Polish 2015

Best Nail Polishes of 2015

It’s hard to fathom that 2015 is coming to a close. This year has flown by and while I may not have blogged regularly the last half of this year (thanks, school!), I’ve still been playing with polish. These are the 36 colors that have made repeat performances on my nails. The ones that defined 2015 for me. The must-haves that will live on in my collection for many years to come. Enjoy!
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Jump Start Your Anti-Aging Routine with MitoQ!

By on December 20, 2015
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MitoQ Serum

MitoQ Serum

Confession, I did not take great care of my skin in my 20s. All right, twist my arm, not even into my early 30s. I know that makes me a bad beauty girl, but it’s the truth. So, now I find myself scrambling to undo all the damage tanning beds (I KNOW!), a lack of proper sunscreen/anti-aging products, and improper nutrition have had on my skin. I’m sure I’m not alone. Tell me I’m not alone!

That has led me down a path of trying any and every anti-aging product I can get my hands on to make a dent in the wrinkles popping up on my face and to prevent any further damage. Now, the path has led me to MitoQ serum, which I have been testing for the past five weeks.
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essie Starry Starry Night is BACK!! Get Ready for Retro Revival.

By on December 14, 2015
in Blue, Essie, News with 33 Comments
essie Retro Revival 35th Anniversary Collection

essie Retro Revival 35th Anniversary Collection

Amazing news, you guys! So good, I am giddy every time I think about it being true.

Let’s back up a sec. A few weeks ago I caught wind of essie releasing a collection to celebrate the iconic brand’s 35th Anniversary, Retro Revival. At the time, five past shades were named for resurrection. Then, during our last #NailGlossip chat (next one is this Sunday), Kellie Gonzo shared the rumor that Starry Starry Night(!!!) was the sixth mystery shade. I mean, could it really be true? That the sought-after shade was making a comeback? Well, late last week essie confirmed its revival to much fanfare.

If you aren’t familiar, keep reading to see why essie Starry Starry Night’s return has nail fanatics, worldwide, in a frenzy!
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Fri-Yay Nails – China Glaze Don’t Get Elfed Up

By on December 4, 2015
in Blue, China Glaze, Holiday 2015 with 13 Comments
China Glaze Holiday 2015 - Don't Get Elfed Up

China Glaze Holiday 2015 – Don’t Get Elfed Up

I can’t take it anymore, you guys. My nails have been naked for far too long, and while I’m in a better place with sight of bare nails, I NEED SOME COLOR. Especially since this is my last week of regular classes and I have a big speech to give tomorrow morning. I’m not the best public speaker, so I’m hoping that a festive manicure will give me confidence to get through it and ready for some weekend fun!

Choosing a color wasn’t hard. You know how I’ve been begging China Glaze to #BringBackGlassFleck, so when the Cheers! Holiday 2015 collection showed up, I immediately zeroed in on Don’t Get Elfed Up’s sparkly flecks. Could this be the glass-fleck I’ve been dreaming of?
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