Wishing you all a fun filled day - no matter what religion you practice, enjoy our Sunday!
As a child, Easter was always a fun Holiday for me... I enjoyed dying Easter eggs or decorating them with my siblings. I contemplated doing my nails in different shades for Easter this year, but decided I wanted to do something sweet and bright - but not crazy... so I opted for a 2 color look.
I love how simplistic they came out but still very cute and festive. And, I'm using a coral and white striped dress for Easter, so I thought this would offer a little pop to tie my outfit all together, without being too "color coordinated".
Wishing you all a fun filled day - no matter what religion you practice, enjoy our Sunday!
I got my order from Zoya a few days ago... so the day I received it, I had to use it. I pulled out a few of my favorite pastels and got to painting my nails. :D The goal for this look was to do a kind of Easter Inspired nail look. I didn't really feel yellows that day, so I thought the soft nude look of Godiva from Zoya would be a great accent nail, especially since it is textured.
From my thumb to my pinky: Zoya's Julie (thumb), A combination of Wet n Wild's Candy-licious & Avon's Cotton Candy (pointer finger), Sally Hansen's Mint Sorbet (middle finger), Zoya's Pixie Dust Godiva (ring finger) and Revlon's Lily (pinky).
Top Coat: Sally Hansen Super Shine Top Coat with Sally Hansen Dry Kwik.
So far... I am loving the colors I got from Zoya, I will touch base on that a little more in the future... but the Textured Pixie Dust polishes are super duper awesome. I know this picture is not the best... I took it with my cell phone - but I figured I would share my Nails for the Week anyway.
Have a Sparkling & Glitterful Week!
Milani does it again, with a new release just in time for the Spring and Summer months. This awesome new Limited Edition Collection of Nail Lacquers sports Bright, Vibrant
crème colors with a textured, matte finish. This collection will be available at Meijer, Walgreens, HEB, and Fred Meyer and will be hitting the majority of stores in March. The collection is also available on Milanicosmetics.com Each polish is just $4.99 which is not only affordable but gives you many options. There are 6 colors to chose from and what I love most is that it is made in the USA. The colors they have on the line are absolutely gorgeous and I love that they are not offering bright bold colors but that they do have a textured finish. Check out your local stores I mentioned above and get your set when it is released, or visit: www.milanicosmetics.com and stock up before Spring arrives.
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I am really proud to say that I haven't had the need to soften or remove blemishes from my Profile images lately and getting pictures up online have been awesome because I haven't had the need for much editing. While eliminating Foundation from my skin has definitely made a huge difference and a good skin care regimen - I think that the best thing that I could have done to my skin, hair and body was to add coconut oil to my normal routine.
I currently use Dr. Bonner's Virgin Unrefined and Organic Coconut Oil for my skin, hair and body to moisturize and so much more. This coconut oil has been a huge benefit and definitely has made a huge difference in how my skin feels and how good it has been looking lately.
As I explain in the video - Coconut Oil has a number of uses. It has a natural SPF which is definitely a great benefit for me since I live in a climate that is sun baked year long. It's a great moisturizer that does not clog pores or create blemishes or pimples (unless of course you are allergic so please check with your physician). I have been using it in place of my regular moisturizer (Tilth Beauty) and it has done wonders for my skin. I also use it as a body moisturizer which helps to keep my dry skin and eczema at bay. Since I color treat my hair very often - it also acts as a great moisturizer for my hair as well without the added acne or pimples I can get from other leave in hair oils like Moroccan Oil and Macadamia Oil, so I can use this overnight or all day long without worry of a bad breakout. Do you have dry cuticles - use this oil to moisturize that as well. And, don't forget the cooking benefits as well as the help with weight loss and cleaning out the toxins from your body.
There are many other uses besides those that I mention in my video and in this post - many have used this for a number of benefits to help with health and skincare. As I mentioned in my video - Coconut Oil is a natural SPF. It works to prevent skin damage because of the natural constituents in the oil - which include antioxidants that help to protect your skin against those nasty free radicals which can indeed be caused by excess sun exposure. I also mentioned in the video that I ingest the coconut oil - yes, I did say that... lol It took me a few tries before I got used to the texture of it in my mouth, but trust me - it really does a body good. It helps to remove those toxins that are in your body and flush it out. It has even assisted many with weight loss which is one of the reasons I have also decided to ingest and see if it works. I'll definitely update more about the weight thing in another post. There is a lot of research that can be done with regards to coconut oil. It has said to clear up Yeast Infections, Thyroid problems and so much more. While I am not a doctor or health practitioner in any way - I really do think you should do the research yourself and see if you want to give it a try. Google: Benefits of Coconut oil and take the time to read up on it yourself. I think you will really be interested in what the sites have to say. It has certainly changed my way of life and how I do things and my skin has never been so soft.
I hope this little information on the product has helped and gave you some ideas. Remember, I'm no doctor... so what ever you decide, please check with your doctor first - I'm not liable for anything you do or did.
I have been reading blogs about the Jelly Sandwich technique Manicure and I have really been interested in trying it out myself. I don't have polishes that are "like jelly" so I used what I had on hand and figured I would use the technique as an inspiration. I used several layers and rushed through it since I'm the only one home with the boys and wanted to get it done - but I think that it came out really cute. :)
Essie - Set in Stones
Essie - A Cut Above
China Glaze - Ooh La La Peach
ELF - Fairy
Sally Hansen - Super Shine Top Coat
Sally Hansen - Dry Kwik Nail dryer
I really don't have very many milky nail polish shades. But I thought that my China Glaze Ooh La La Peach would go over the glitter really nicely and add a nice effect while the glitter still peaked through. I figured I would use ELF's Fairy - not only because I just love it but I thought it would add to the effect of the look as well.
The cool thing about this nail polish combination is that it looks silver in one direction and light and then if I turn it another way or have it in another light - it looks peachy gold. I know a lot of it has to do with ELF's Fairy which is why I love this polish so much.
While it is not exactly like the Jelly Sandwich technique - I think I put a little twist on it and made it more me. As I am typing this and my nails are drying, I'm staring at it and I really like it - I'm gonna be on the hunt for more milky type polishes or similar and do my nails like this more often. I like that it has a classy look to them, it still sparkles but in a different way - which makes it a lot more mature looking I think. I have some ideas in my mind on how I want to make my nails next... so stay tuned.
I haven't painted my nails in what seems to be forever. I kind of gave up on painting them because when I use gloves to makeup Pigments and process orders the gloves tend to increase the chipping of the nail polish on my nails and my nicely painted and manicured nails do not normally last but for a day or so. But since I'm taking a break this month (December) and won't be processing much orders, I decided I could play with my abandoned nail polish. My nail polish collection is definitely happy that I'm using them again. :)
For today's nails I decided I wanted to use a soft peach color because it was not only wearable but still had a great festive look for the Holidays. It is also very easy to pair with any outfit combination. I went with one of my favorite China Glaze polishes (one of many) called Ooh La La Peach. To add a little sparkle - I added Wet n Wild's Fergie collection nail polish in Flossy Flossy which I absolutely love. And, since I wanted a little more glitz and sparkle - I decided to add the newest member of my nail polish collection... Millionaire by Nailtini. I took that polish and did a slanted strip across the nails so that the Flossy Flossy polish would still peak through. I love how it came out - simple but still festive. I decided to take photos of each step and posted them on my instagram - I have also posted that photo here.
Above are the colors I chose. Left to Right: Wet n Wild's Fergie Collection - Flossy Flossy, Nailtini's Millionaire and China Glazes Ooh La La Peach.
I get asked this question on a daily basis, whether my nails are painted or not... and I have just a few things I can say that help to keep my nails long and neat. First, I drink a lot of water (in fact, I'm proud to say that I haven't touched soda in over a month, I'll touch base on that in a later post), I take a daily vitamin and I use Crystal Nail Files to manicure my nails. I am a huge believer of Crystal Nail Files. I started using Crystal Files when I became pregnant with my first son - who is now 8 years old. During my pregnancy, my nails became so brittle and weak because I was very sick during my pregnancy and therefore, my nails took its toll. I have always had very strong and beautiful nails so I freaked out and wasn't sure what to do. Even with my daily prenatal vitamins, my nails had grown well - but was still really weak and brittle. I went to my local beauty supply store and the gal there told me that she had experienced the same problem while pregnant with her son the year before. She started using a Crystal Nail File and it really helped. It seemed like her nails were not ripping as much and they grew out nicely. I was pretty hesitant at first, because the files that they sold in the Beauty Supply were $16.00 each. I almost fell over when I heard the price, but since I was so bummed about my nails, I figured I would try it out.
The File was really cool - it was had a purple gradient effect to it and I loved that it had it's own sleeve to keep it protected. I still carry around my files now - because they are the only ones I use. I have purchased them in the Large size and small and I love that when I use them on my nails, my nails don't feel like they are sharp and have large ridges like a regular emery board can do. The price point can range from $4.00 - $20.00 depending on where you go to purchase them. Be sure that you ask that they are indeed Crystal Files. There is an awesome company that offers Czech Glass Nail Files at a pretty awesome price point and it is a great site to look into if you own a Salon or are interested in purchasing them wholesale. What I love is that this company also offers a wide range of designs, decorations and colors so that you can purchase your favorite. These files are not just a nail tool or file, but an essential part of your nail arsenal and definitely an awesome gift. Holidays are just around the corner and these awesome files would make anyone happy to receive them.
Now - each person and body reacts differently to the vitamins you take in, the type of food you eat and of course, what type of tools you use on your nails. Acrylic or gel nails can often damage the nail bed and a file may not necessarily fix the problem of brittle nails. Check out your Sally Hansen section in your local Drug Store because they offer a plethora of Nail Growing Serums and Top Coats that can help to strengthen your nails. I love Sally Hansen. And, don't forget... Water is important and essential for your body - so be sure to consume the proper daily amount needed. I'm sure it will help your nails out a little bit too.
Hope this was some sort of help for you.
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This month's Julep Maven box was pretty cool. Though I do mention in my video that I will be cancelling my Maven Membership soon... I am still pretty stoked at the goodies I got this month.
I received Julep's Magnetic Nail Polish which is a beautiful plum/purple with Silver Metallic called Kylie, a gorgeous Golden Yellow polish in Nessa, a beautiful orange in Ashley and a Sample packet of Julep's "The Best Pedi Creme Ever!"
As I use these products I'll be sure to do a review on them. If you are interested in trying out the Julep Maven program - you should definitely check it out. The are always offering some great specials for the first month and right now you can get a box for just a Penny. You can cancel at any time and shipping is always free. For just $19.99 a month - it is definitely worth it... especially since each polish is about $14.00 a piece. You can check out what Julep has to offer by clicking on this link: http://julep.com/?r=14740439
I'll definitely keep you updated if I decide to cancel. I have built quite a collection of these gorgeous beauties... and though the company is awesome - some of their polishes are truly hit or miss with me. So I am not sure if I want to continue with the membership. I'll surely keep you posted. Check out the video below where I show you each color on camera. ;)
This month's Julep Maven box was such a cute little package to open. Though I didn't take any photos of it when I first opened it - I was very impressed and loved how they had Easter grass in it and chocolate Easter eggs to celebrate this month's Holiday. The colors that they sent me this month were also very cute in that they were very Spring colored lacquers. The colors I received this month are Penelope (which is a baby pink, it looks sheer but also has a dusty rose kind of finish look to them), Niecy, (which is a hot pink type of color) and Jessica (which is a soft baby blue with gray undertones). Also in my box as mentioned earlier were a handful of chocolate eggs with metallic wrapping (so festive) and Toe separators. All in all - considering that each Julep polish ranges from about $12 - $16... and my Julep Maven box being only $19.99 each month - I really do consider it to be a steal. I have done several videos of past Julep Maven Boxes... so if you want to check those out - they can be found on my YouTube channel. ;) I really think it is an awesome steal to try out - at least for a month. Please let me now if you have any questions.