a geeky nail artist with a crafting streak and an obsession with all things beauty

Month: March 2016

Color Club Over the Moon

Good morning lovelies!I swear the minute I decided to swatch something holographic, clouds rolled in and it started raining. This always seems to happen to me….These are actually day 3 pics, I gave up on trying to take pics with real sunlight, I did my […]

Mad Man in a Box

Good morning lovelies!This is officially my favorite stamping plate of all time, it’s got Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Sherlock, and even a bonus Serenity ship!I’ve done a mani showcasing the HP stamps, now it’s time for a Doctor Who collection!These started with Polish Me Silly Love […]

Shifty shimmers

Hello lovelies!

I felt like going with something simple and glittery; this lush combo is Polish Me Silly Love the Hue & China Glaze Luxe & Lush.
This has become my go to glitter topper, the shredded iridescent flakie glitter looks great over any color, and looks even more amazing matte, I recently did a matte look with this polish, keep an eye out for it!
The shredded glitter does tend to stick up a bit, but a coat of topcoat smoothed everything out nicely. Watching it reflect different colors throughout the day is entertaining, and having it layered over a duochrome is even better!

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Sunday Swatches: Polish Me Silly Love the Hue

Good morning lovelies!This is another case of why on earth haven’t I swatched this yet? Duochrome is one of my favorite polish finishes, and Polish Me Silly Love the Hue is a gorgeous one! It has a strong royal purple to midnight blue shift, I tried […]

The number #1 BB cream for under five bucks!

Good morning lovelies!I’ve come to have a new appreciation of BB creams, I love that it can look like I actually spent time putting on foundation when in reality it takes me about 20 seconds to smear it on with my fingers, and I’m out […]

Maybelline Color Show Gilded Rose

Good morning lovelies!

I hadn’t prowled the drugstore makeup section in quite a while, I was looking over Maybelline’s new lip stains when I happened upon this little beauty from an old Color Show collection, this is Maybelline Color Show Gilded Rose!
It’s a clear based glitter topper, with golden and metallic pink multisized glitters. This is two coats over a base of Wet n Wild Yo Soy (which I also just picked up), this is such a dense glitter, I love it!
This mani wore surprisingly well, I think I had these on a week with no chips or tipwear.

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Coty Airspun Powder Review

Good morning lovelies!I’ve been using this awesome powder for a couple years, and it’s by far the best I’ve ever used, and cheap to boot!It’s Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder in Translucent, I picked mine up from Walmart, I think it was around six bucks?It […]

Late night posts: rosewater toner

Good evening lovelies!I’m a lil’ late on writing up this review, so here’s a quick run down on this lovely rosewater.I’ve been lazy in my skincare routine lately, I’ve been just washing my face with a charcoal bar soap and then moisturizing with jojoba oil […]

How to get birthday beauty freebies

Good morning lovelies!

I’m pretty sure most of you already know of the Ultamate and Sephora Beauty Insider programs, but I wanted to show the gifts they have running this spring! 

Ulta is giving away a mini Benefit Roller Lash Mascara,
and Sephora actually had two choices this year, I picked the  Fresh’s Soy Face Cleanser & Rose Face Mask.
The other option was a Marc Jacobs lipstick/eyeliner duo. I’m glad I went with the skin care set, the rose face mask is super lush, and smells amazing, just like fresh rose petals. If you’re not signed up to these programs, you really should, I’ve gotten some great freebies just from these two, like a full size Calvin Klein mascara.

Sally Beauty also has a pretty good rewards program, I haven’t signed up because I don’t shop much at the store, but they have a 10$ coupon that’s sent out on your birthday, which is pretty swell.

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Sunday Swatches: Starrily Gumballs

Good morning lovelies!I’ve swatched this once before last year over a black base, so I figured it was time to try it out over a light polish! This is Starrily Gumballs over three coats of Pure Ice Shell Pink. It’s a mixture of multicolor circle and square glitters […]

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