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Gelish Gel Polish Swatch in Sugar Daddy.

Gelish Nail Polish Swatch in Sugar Daddy

Gelish Nail Polish In Sugar Daddy

Today is a simple post. I have swatches of Gelish Sugar Daddy. This is part of the Nail Harmony Gelish line at Sally Beauty Supply. This polish requires the gelish system and UV light which can be purchased at the same store. I love these at home gel manicures and I get a full two weeks of wear (without chipping!) from them! This color in particular is limited edition and part of the Candyland collection. Read on for more pictures….

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KISS Nail Dress Review, Pictures, and Swatches.

KISS nail dress Packaging Picture

KISS Nail Dress Packaging

The nail applique trend is pretty big right now; rightly so, the appliques are probably the easiest way to get great looking nails effortlessly. Before trying this product, the only experience I had with these were via the Sally Hansen nail polish strips. The two products are similar but definitely not the same. I received this product via the Influenster Voxbox although I do have other designs I purchased on my own. The following is a review of these strips…..

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Gel Manicure at Home with Gelish! Featuring the color Night Reflection.

Gelish Nail Polish In Night Relection, Swatch

Gelish Nail Polish Swatch in Night Reflection

Gel nails. They are huge right now. Among the claims sported by gel manicure companies are such statements as: no chipping, no peeling, 3 weeks wear, no fading. This is everyone’s dream right? Up until recently, you had to get yourself to a salon to get one of these manicures as well as pay around 25-35 a pop. Being one of those who doesn’t go to the salon, ever, I bought the Gelish kit when it was released at Sally Beauty Supply. I’d been sitting on the kit until today as I thought the manicure would take forever. However, I discovered that this manicure isn’t as complicated as I once thought. Read on for more!

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Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Celeb City with Sally Hansen Gem Crush in Razzle Dazzler Swatches and Pictures

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Celeb City and Sally Hansen Gem Crush in Razzle Dazzler

Sally Hansen Gem Crush Glitter Polish in Razzle Dazzler to right and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Celeb City on left

I have a bling-tastic manicure for y’all today! I just bought Sally Hansen Xtreme wear in Celeb City on a great CVS sale. This polish is so pretty – it is a true silver foil polish that looks both bright, metallic, and shiny on the nails! Love! I went to paint my nails with this color last night and realized a colorful glitter with silver accents would look fab on top of the foil. So, I chose one of the new polishes from the Sally Hansen Gem Crush line in Razzle Dazzler. I love this manicure so much and it’s perfect if you want a sparkly, glittery, blingy manicure! Read on for more pics…..

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Zoya Kristen and Jesse’s Girl Stiletto Swatches

Zoya Kristen and Jesse's Girl Stiletto

Zoya Kristen and Jesse’s Girl Stiletto

For you today I have a swatch of Zoya’s ‘Kristen’ (I got it in my birchbox this month) and Jesse’s Girl in ‘stiletto’ from the JulieG Collection for rite aid. Read on for more….

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Revlon Ocean Breeze and Ulta Pinata-Yada-Yada Swatch

Revlon Ocean Breeze and Ulta pinata-yada-yada swatches

Revlon Ocean Breeze and Ulta Pinata-yada-yada on index finger

Today’s nail combo features a polish from Revlon’s scented nail polish line. It is a turquoise duochrome named, ‘ocean breeze.’ I have an accent nail on my index finger and that is Ulta’s Pinata-yada-yada. Read on for information on the polish and more pictures!

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China Glaze Midtown Magic Swatch, From Metro Collection Fall 2011

China Glaze Midtown Magic Bottle

China Glaze Midtown Magic Bottle

This nail polish swatch is from the new Fall 2011 Metro Collection. I looked at the colors both online and in person before purchasing. I knew, from my research and from eyeing in person, that Midtown Magic was the shade that I needed! It’s a beautiful brown with a golden shimmer/glitter. It…..is…..beautiful! I don’t know if my pictures will pick up the true beauty of it, but I try. 🙂 The formula is fab just like all China Glaze. If you’re a fan of dark, vampy, polishes, I definitely recommend this one! Read on for more pics…..

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Sinful Colors Forget Now Swatches

Sinful Colors Forget Now Bottle

Sinful Colors ‘Forget Now’ Bottle

With this nail swatch, I’m formatting the post a bit differently – i.e. no slideshow. Let me know which you like best. So, I went to Walgreens this week since they had a coupon for 3 sinful colors nail polishes for 4 dollars. This made each polish about 1.33 which isn’t bad considering they are normally 1.99. Either way, these polishes are cheap and GOOD, which is why they are tending to dominate my collection at this point. This color, ‘Forget Now’, was part of a special display but I believe it’s part of the permanent line. It caught my eye with its sparkly blue-based pink color. I have to say that I LOVE this color. It is so vibrant and beautiful not to mention that it looks great on my skin. I will definitely be wearing this a lot. The pictures here were all taken in natural light and I applied three coats of the polish to get the opacity I wanted. Read on for pictures and swatches…..

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My Favorite Nail Tool: ELF Nourishing Cuticle Pen

ELF Nourishing Cuticle Pen

ELF Nourishing Cuticle Pen Packaging

This is going to be a short and sweet review, not a lot of pictures or swatches here but I want to rave about a product I’ve fallen in love with! I manicure may nails quite often since I never get them done in a salon. I paint them a few times a week and I like my cuticles to be both conditioned and pushed back. Previous to finding this little nifty pen here, I was using a cuticle remover and pusher. This worked well but it took two minutes to let the cuticle remover work and then I had to clean up the cuticles and wash my hands. This little baby took care of all that for me. I keep this on my nightstand and just pick it up before I start painting. I push my cuticles back with it and it works for that purpose as well as nourishes my cuticles so they don’t look scragly.

I love this so much for a few reasons. 1. It’s super cheap at 1 dollar from my target. 2. It’s handy and the packaging is great – tight fitting cap on a small, easy to hold pen. 3. It gets the job done quickly and well.

I think that’s just about all I can say about it – it works, I love it, and would reccomend it to anyone who does their nails DIY style like me.

ELF Cuticle Pen tip

Tip of the pen for pushing cuticles.

Wet N Wild Fast Dry Nail Color in Fuchsia Rama Swatch and Review

I often go with my favorite nail polish colors over and over again: blue, purple, black, teals, and other deep dark colors. I wanted to change it up a bit today and decided to wear Wet N Wild’s ‘Fuchsia Rama’ from their Fast Dry collection. Click on for the slideshow….. Read on for the Review….

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