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DIY Nail Decals Tutorial – Winter Wonderland Snowflakes

By on December 23, 2014
in Nail Art, Sally Hansen with 16 Comments
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DIY Nail Decals Tutorial

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It’s a beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight, walking in a winter wonderland. Living in Ohio, I have a love/hate relationship with snow. For the most part, I appreciate the beauty of it and, given my hair’s hatred of humidity, I welcome the cool, crisp air. Granted, I’m fortunate to work from home so I’m not scraping ice off my car or shoveling my driveway on the daily.

Giving a nod to our current state of wintry bliss, I DIY’d a snowflake nail decal for a Winter Wonderland Manicure. When it comes to nail art, straight lines are easy-ish but, on a curved nail, a pattern like a snowflake can be a challenge to get even.

That’s why I like creating my own decals off the nail. I can perfect the pattern by having both hands free to steady the background and brush. Plus, I have a trick that takes the guesswork out of freehand nail art. Keep reading to see how I created this fun and simple look.
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Season of Giving Giveaways – Zoya ALU Favorites Gift Set

By on December 19, 2014
in Giveaway, Zoya with 302 Comments
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Season of Giving Giveaways – Day 8

TGIF friends! Anything fun planned for the weekend? We have an annual holiday party and gift exchange on Saturday and I’m hoping to test our a new cookie recipe. I’ve been baking quite a bit lately and the boyfriend’s co-workers have been reaping the rewards, instead of my thighs.

It’s the last day for the Season of Giving Giveaways and it’s a big one! My friends at Zoya allowed me to curate a gift set containing TWELVE Zoya nail polish shades. And they’re throwing in a Zoya Color Lock System and gift box. The best part, THREE of you will win!

It was hard for me to narrow down my fave Zoya shades to just twelve but it’s a good mix of new and old favorites. In the box: Zoya Sooki, India, Julieanne, Charla, Ivanka, Crystal, Trixie, Yuna, Raven, Remy, Song, Jo.

All giveaways will be open for 48 hours. This giveaway is for US residents only.

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Zoya All Lacquered Up Favorites Giveaway

Good luck!

Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for Zoya. No compensation was received for this giveaway. For more info view my Disclosure Policy

Season of Giving Giveaways – JINsoon Fall 2014 Collection

By on December 18, 2014
in Giveaway, JINsoon with 201 Comments
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Season of Giving Giveaways – Day 7

It’s not over, you guys! The  Season of Giving Giveaways continue on this Throwback Thursday. Let’s throw it back to Fall and a collection that contains two of my fave nail polish colors of 2014.

I have a set of the JINsoon Fall 2014 collection nail polishes for you. If you haven’t tried JINsoon, then you just don’t know. It’s one of my top brands for a reason and one of you will get to find out why. This giveaway includes JINsoon Farrago, Heirloom, Melange, Nocturne and Pastiche.

All giveaways will be open for 48 hours. This giveaway is for US residents only.

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JINsoon Fall 2014 Collection Giveaway

Good luck!

Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for JINsoon. No compensation was received for this giveaway. For more info view my Disclosure Policy

Season of Giving Giveaways – China Glaze Lights In A Tangle Giveaway

By on December 17, 2014
in China Glaze, Giveaway with 174 Comments
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Season of Giving Giveaways – Day 6

Happy Hanukkah to all my Jewish friends out there. For all the Christmas celebrating folks out there, it’s just one week away, are you ready? Well the holiday spirit is still going strong here as we continue the Season of Giving Giveaways!

The third and final giveaway from the good people at China Glaze starts today and it’s high on sparkle. I have FIVE of the China Glaze Lights in a Tangle Gift Sets for all of you. It includes China Glaze Twinkle collection shades, De-Light, Define Good and Pine-ing for Glitter along with Snow and nail art design thread. So if you wanted to get your hands on one of my fave glitter top coats for the holidays, this is your chance.

All giveaways will be open for 48 hours. This giveaway is for US residents only.

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China Glaze Lights In A Tangle Giveaway

Good luck!

Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for China Glaze. No compensation was received for this giveaway. For more info view my Disclosure Policy

OPI Fifty Shades of Grey Swatches & Review

By on December 17, 2014
in Gray, OPI, Red with 33 Comments
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OPI Fifty Shades of Grey

Flash back to Spring 2012. I’m listening to Jennifer Hutt on Sirius XM Stars as she spends an entire hour asking people to call in if they’ve read some book called Fifty Shades of Grey. Apparently all the mom’s in her Jersey suburb were reading the Twilight fan fiction and calling it “mommy porn.”

Six months later everyone and their mother was talking about it so, of course, I gave in and read the first book. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that the writing is awful. AW-FUL! Regardless, come February, the X-rated phenomenon will come to the big screen and OPI has partnered with the film to bring us six inspired shades.

I’ve long been a fan of grey polish, even after it was bastardized into griege and griolet, and happily welcome new versions into my collection. So, even if I’m not jazzed about the movie, I’m all in on the OPI Fifty Shades of Grey collection.
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