Gradient/Ombre Nail Tutorial

Gradient/Ombre Nail Tutorial

Tutorials and Tips, Videos
Hey everyone, I decided to go a bit of a different route this time and give you guys a nail tutorial. I used to be really into nail art, but over time I've had less and less time to spend on it. I thought it would be fun for me to go back to something I used to love so much, and put together a tutorial for one of my favorite techniques: ombre nails! All you need is some nail polish and an eyeshadow applicator (the cheap sponge kind). You can either search your stash for one that came with a drugstore palette, or buy a pack at the drugstore for super cheap. If you're a visual learner, check out my video to see me do this technique. Otherwise, scroll…
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Sephora VIB Haul 2014

Sephora VIB Haul 2014

Beauty hauls, Videos
Earlier this month was my favorite makeup holiday of the year: Sephora's annual 20% off VIB sale. I take this shopping trip very seriously. I went armed with multiple lists and a friend. And when a few things I wanted weren't in stock, I went online and ordered more the next morning. However, you've probably noticed that this post is going up pretty late, considering how it's been about three weeks since the sale. I didn't actually get my package until a week and a half after I placed my order because Sephora was backed up, but they were really great about the delay and gave me 250 points. After that, I went through two attempts to film the haul and had to edit the video on top of finishing my first…
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Fall Nails

Fall Nails

Fall, Nails, Product reviews, Seasonal
Hey, all! I'm going to close out what turned into a fall mini-series, with what got me interested in beauty in the first place: nail polish! I love how great I feel when I have freshly-painted nails. It can make something a mundane as holding a pen feel more exciting. I love digging out my fall colors because it gets me so inspired and excited for fall weather and outfits! Hopefully this will give you a little inspiration, too :) Fall Colors with a Cream Finish Cooler weather doesn't mean you have to suck the color out of everything! Fall is the most colorful time of year, and you can draw from those colors to bring some life to your nails. https://flic.kr/p/qb5idL Colors shown: Revlon Top Speed in Vintage -…
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Summer Nail Colors

Summer Nail Colors

Nails, Product reviews, Seasonal, Summer
Happy Sunday! For my second Sunday Spotlight, I thought I'd focus on summer nail colors. I know everyone's wondering where the summer went and starting to gear up for fall, but if that's making you sad, let me remind you that fall doesn't technically start until the end of September. So go on ahead and treat yourself to a bright and summery manicure---you have time! Now let's talk COLOR! I've picked out my favorite summer colors from what I have with me right now: https://flic.kr/p/qb5qrU From left to right: 1 Revlon nail polish in Revlon Red (680) - A beautiful, bright cherry red. It's that classic red that looks great all year long. It goes on very opaque, so you only need one or two coats. 2 Hot Topic nail…
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