Essie After School Boy Blazer

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Essie After School Boy Blazer is a deep navy blue, almost black polish. This is probably my favorite navy blue color right now, if not of all time. I love that it is almost black!

This is from Essie’s fall collection, and it is just perfect for the season. I can think of a couple navy shades that I like, but there’s just something about the glossiness and richness about this one that makes me swoon. Plus, the name is just too cute! My nails are way short right now, but they’re still longer than when I used to bite them anyway! 🙂

Did you pick up any of the fall Essie polishes? What colors do you like to wear in the fall?

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Weekend Polish/Nail Art Haul

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Hello! I picked up a few nail related things this weekend and thought I would share. It has been awhile since I’ve looked at any new polish in the drugstore, and there were a few things that caught my eye! Let’s start with the polish!

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Sinful Colors Cold As Ice– This is a pure white bar glitter. WHITE!!! I love white polish and I just had to get this. I think this is going to be fun to layer over so many different colors!

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Sinful Colors Tinsel & Shine– This is another bar glitter, but darker and multi-colored. This really sparkles and will look gorgeous over black, burgundy, or dark blue.

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Sinful Colors Got A Blush On You– This shade is part of the textured Sinful Colors line, Crystal Crushes. Because of that, it’s $3 instead of $2. These were on sale for a little less than that at Walgreens when I purchased them.

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Sinful Colors Treasure Chest– Another textured polish here; this is the first one that I saw in a photo on Instagram and HAD to have it. It’s turquoise with some gold. I can’t wait to see how these compare to Liquid Sand and the Zoya Pixie Dust textured polishes.

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The last nail polish I picked up is this “Magic Top Coat”, which is a limited edition L’Oreal polish called The Holographic. Every time I saw the display with these top coats, this one was always sold out. Finally, I got my hands on it! Sparkly toppers seem to be a huge deal right now.

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The last things I got are from the Dollar Tree. First, Dashing Diva Color FX polish strips, which I believe are a salon/professional product. I did find them on Amazon for $8, but haven’t seen them anywhere else. Since they were only $1 I got three different shades: Ooh-La-Lita (hot red pink), Entre Nous (teal green), and Afterglow (baby pink). I also spotted two Revlon nail art stencils there, and got the cherry blossoms one and the other one is just stars. The Dollar Tree also had several Milani and Sinful Colors polishes there, and even had the Sally Hansen magnetic polishes if that is something your heart desires!

What polishes have you picked up recently?

 

 

China Glaze Keep Calm, Paint On

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Keep Calm, Paint On is another polish from the China Glaze Avant Garden collection. It is a light mint shade with a subtle pearl finish and pearl shimmer. The shimmer is really hard to pick up on camera, which you can see if you search this shade in Google images!

Though I have a million and one mint colors, I surprisingly do not have anything quite like this one. This seems to be a true seafoam color, and the shimmer is to die for. The formula is good too. No streaking and opaque in two coats.

I love this shade! What are your favorite mint polishes?

Layla Ceramic Effect Number 53

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Layla nail polish is a brand from Milan, Italy. You can find it in the US at retailers like Ulta and Zappos. I fell in love with Number 53 because it is a red jelly with flakies! The flakies are kind of a golden orange shade, but they don’t have a ton of color shifting to them. I don’t care because this polish is seriously gorgeous.

Since it is a little sheer, I layered it over OPI Vodka and Caviar. I actually painted my nails like this to go and see Wizard of Oz in 3-D last month, so this is an older manicure! I do have a couple other bottles from the Layla line and really like them! I did find that this took awhile to dry, so be careful in that regard.

I definitely recommend this color because it is so beautiful and looks so amazing in the sun!

ELF Nourishing Cuticle Pen Review

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The ELF Nourishing Cuticle pen promises cuticle relief from avocado and almond oils. At just $1, is it worth a try?

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The Nourishing Cuticle Pen moisturizes cuticles effectively and the quick dry formula allows for a no mess application. Fortified with Vitamins E, A, C, Pro-Vitamin B5 and Aloe, this fast-acting complex deeply hydrates, nourishes and seals in moisture. The key ingredients Avocado and Almond Oils help to condition nails and cuticles for improved appearance. The result is softer, easy to manage cuticles and healthy hydrated nails.

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Basically, this is designed like a felt tip marker. The design is incredibly handy, and the product itself is very lightweight. As far as performance goes, I like keeping this in my purse for when I want to quickly touch up my cuticles. Now that it’s getting colder, my hands are more dry and need even more care than usual. I don’t like to carry something messy like a bottle of cuticle oil in my purse. The ELF pen dispenses the perfect amount to apply and go until I can get home to a heavy duty oil. It definitely makes me feel less self-conscious about my dry cuticles to apply this pen, and it helps me avoid the urge to pick at them.

You do need to be careful with the tip; I pushed mine in upon first use and it went right down inside of the tube. I pulled it out with tweezers and haven’t had any problems since.

This pen is only $1 and definitely worth it if you need a quick nail touch up while you’re out and about.

Hard Candy Sweet Tart

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Hello! Long time no see! I know it drives my mom crazy when blogs don’t update, so I figured I better get a post up before I get scolded. 😉 Anyway, I was actually out of town for nearly two weeks, and since I’ve been back I have been really busy.

I have a really pretty Hard Candy topper today, and it is a new polish in the line: Sweet Tart. This is a flurry of pink-tinged white hex glitter, white bar glitter, and black bar glitter. I usually hate bar glitter, but when it’s small I don’t mind. I guess “confetti” would be a better term since these aren’t really glittery.

I layered it over Essie Mint Candy Apple and loved the result. I am just a sucker for white glitter type polishes and knew I would love Sweet Tart!

MAC Impassioned

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Impassioned is a color from MAC’s permanent polish line that was repromoted in the recent Indulge collection. Described as a “bright warm pink”, it’s a little more red than that; however, it is still pink if that makes sense. This polish is REALLY difficult to describe! I don’t have anything quite like it.

The shade is definitely warm toned; it also borders on looking neon. I did need three coats for opacity, but I find that MAC’s formula wears really well on my nails. It looks a lot more red in the photos than it does in real life. If I had to compare it to something, I would say it is a pinker version of OPI Cajun Shrimp!