Wednesday, December 11, 2013

ipsy - December 2013

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December's ipsy bag was a mix of good and bad. I've loved ipsy this year, but wish they had ended 2013 on a better note! 

Click below to see this month's ipsy bag!

Monday, December 9, 2013

NOTD - Blue Christmas Snowflakes

Every year, I look forward to creating some pretty Christmas nails. This year, I decided to go with a twinkling snowflake design. Hope you like!

This was before I cleaned up my nails, unfortunately!

What I used:
Seche Clear (base coat)
Seche Vite (top coat)
Wet n Wild "French White"
L'Oreal "Not a Cloud in Sight"
Zoya "Neve"
Wet n Wild "Bling It On!"
Confetti "Ice Ice Baby"
H&M "Blue"
H&M Blue Glitter

Did you paint your nails a funky Christmas design this year? I'd love to see! Share in the comments!


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Maybelline Fall 2013 Lipsticks

Out of the four limited edition Fall 2013 lipsticks released by Maybelline, I picked up only two: "Violet Intrigue" and "Lavender Voltage." I was very conflicted by the swatches I'd seen online. It seemed like the lipsticks would either be a hit or a big miss.

I'm glad I took the chance on these. They are a lot more flattering than I thought they'd be.

Click below to see the swatches!

Monday, November 25, 2013

NOTD - Sugar Skull Phalanges

What I used:
Seche Clear (base coat)
Seche Vite (top coat)
Deborah Lippmann "Mermaid's Dream"
Acrylic paint for the Sugar Skull

I painted this nail design last month before Halloween. I had anticipated taking some more pictures of my nails, so this is a shot before the cleanup step. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to take another picture and the acrylic paint began chipping off hours later. 

I love how it turned out, just wish it had lasted a bit longer!!


Friday, November 22, 2013

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Trip to Wisconsin - Part Two!

Click {here} if you haven't read Part 1!

Trip to Wisconsin - Part One

Last month, my sister bought my husband, Sam, and I a getaway trip to Wisconsin. We stayed in a cabin named "Rustic Retreat." The main draw for this cabin was its distance from reality and no cell service.

No cell service!

Click below for LOADS of pictures!!

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