Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Rica - Be The Change

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     Hey, babes! I'm back with a great polish from Rica. Be The Change is for a great cause, and Ricarda filled me in on all the info. 

Be the Change, led by Norma Bowe, is a group that is involved in community service and activism. Every week they go out and help people in many different ways. They go feed the homeless, help impoverished families, help cosmetically improve hospice care places like Ronald McDonald houses, and so much more. I felt like I had to do something to help the organization succeed in its mission. I’ve decided, with Norma Bowe’s permission, to create a nail polish named “Be the Change”. 25% of the proceeds will go to the organization.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Lynnderella - Bridal Beach Party

     Hey, babes! This post is super special. The lovely Sara of Born for a Storm recently married a mega babe! To commemorate the glorious event, she treated herself to a Lynnderella custom. This just isn't any old Lynnderella. This is by far my favorite custom I've ever seen. You'll definitely want to check out more about the process in Sara's post found here

     This is a very picture heavy post so get ready!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Destination Duo ft. Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer & Digital Nails [November]

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    Good evening, loves! Yesterday's post was all about the Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Cyber Monday sale. If you missed it, definitely go take a look! 

     If you're a fan of blue, which I know many of you are, you need to see this month's Destination Duo. It was inspired by a Raphaelle's trip to Brussels Town Hall during her last visit to Belgium. Check out the inspiration picture here

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Saucy Siren, Siren Demands: Treat Yo Self, & Cyber Monday Sale Details

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      Huzzah! Julie of Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer is back with a great new Siren plus other surprises! Today, I'll share all the details of the Cyber Monday Sale (woo woo!) and the special limited edition gift with purchase. You won't want to miss this! 

     Keep on reading for all the details...

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

ellagee - Sparkling Gemstones Part Three

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     Today's post is going to be short and sweet. Ellagee has even more from the Sparkling Gemstones collection! Laura just keeps rolling them out. If you love blue polish, these are for you. Keep on reading for more info!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Zoya - Matte Velvet [Holiday 2015]

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     Well, Halloween is over and Christmas is in full force now, huh? I'm excited about Thanksgiving, but everything around me is screaming winter holiday. Luckily, it's nice and warm here in Pittsburgh. I don't want to see snowflakes any time soon. 

     One thing I actually love about this season is holiday collections! Zoya is back with a new Matte Velvet collection for the holiday season. These might be my favorite yet!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Magic 8 Box - Northern Lights [December 2015]

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      Hey, babes! I have a new indie box to share with you. Well, kind of new. The Beauty Quartet is no longer a thing. They decided to nix it since The BQB+4 was such a big hit. It's now the Magic 8 Box! Philly Loves Lacquer, Smokey Mountain Lacquers, My Indie Polish, and Rica will always be in the box and they'll have four guests. 

     This month's theme is Northern Lights. Not a typical winter theme, but I love it! Keep on reading for all the details...

Monday, November 2, 2015

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Third Annual Depression Awareness Fundraiser

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     I'm so honored to share this post with all of you. Julie of Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer is hosting her third annual Depression Awareness Fundraiser benefiting I Need A Lighthouse, Inc.  INAL is an amazing organization that works directly with people who suffer from depressive disorders as well as educates the family members of those individuals so that they can learn coping methods and help their loved ones. 
     To find out more about INAL, please visit their site found here

Check out the rest of the post for more details!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Franken French Tips - Halloween Nail Art

     If your nails aren't Halloween ready, I hope I can help! I threw this together at the last minute and I can't believe how cute it looks! It might look like it was hard to do, but it wasn't. You know how much I love easy nail art. 

     For more pictures and all the details, keep on reading!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel - Simple Halloween Nail Art

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     BOO! Gotcha! Yeah, I know. That was pretty lame, but Halloween is this weekend! Are you ready? 

     My dude and I had a great couples costume planned, but we couldn't find one of the key components and had to ditch the idea. I'm without a costume, but my nails will look awesome! I've reviewed a few of the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polishes before, but hadn't tried nail art. Keep on reading for my thoughts!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Destination Duo ft. Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer & The Polish Bar [October]

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     Here's post three of three for the day! I think this is it for the day. I guess it makes up for not posting on a regular schedule, but Julie of Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer is really making me work. 

     This month's duo is inspired by the Haunted Mansion at Disney World. BEGL and The Polish Bar really hit it out of the park! Just wait to see!

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Spooky Siren

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      So, remember when I said I was in for the long haul today? Here's post two of hopefully three. I say hopefully because I still have to make dinner. My dude will be home around 6:30 and is expecting my famous pumpkin and sausage soup. That's only 90 minutes from now. Let's get going! 

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Fragments and Chaos Collection

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     Hey, all! Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer is back with another collection. Fragments and Chaos is inspired by Studio Ghibli. 

    I spent all day yesterday swatching and editing a dozen polishes  so I'm going to try to keep this short and sweet. I have several other posts to get up! I'm in for the long haul today. 

Friday, October 16, 2015

American Horror Story Inspired Nail Art - Elizabeth the Countess

     If you're like me and everyone else, you're an American Horror Story fan. I've been watching the show for a few years, but season one's Murder House is still my favorite. The current season is only a few episodes in and it's absolutely disturbing. (Along with being a bit problematic, but I won't get into that.) 

     I was inspired by one of the main characters this season: Elizabeth the Countess. Keep reading for the details...

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

ellagee - Sparkling Gemstones Part Two

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   Hey, hey, hey! I've been sitting on these swatches for far too long. Two weeks to be exact. Between struggling with some personal issues and a laptop that's about to die on me at any moment, it's been hard to get the time to work on anything. Here's to brighter days (and brighter nails!) from here on out. 

     Laura of ellagee has been adding to the Sparkling Gemstones collection since my first post. This is five of the new ones, and I'll have a few more soon. Until then, enjoy!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Repeat Outfit Offender

   I don't know about you, but once I find an outfit a love, I'll wear it to death. Ain't no shame. I'm a repeat outfit offender.

     For the first time in years, I ventured into Torrid. I wasn't hopeful because I hadn't purchased anything in so long. Finding this outfit was incredible. I've been searching for the perfect black midi skirt for ages. AGES. I can't tell you how many times I've bought and returned black skirts from Asos. I thought I would do without forever. 

     For all the details, check out the rest of the post under the cut.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Sally Hansen - Miracle Gel Polish

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     Today, I have something a little different for you. Before this review, I had one gel manicure. It was about four years ago and didn't go too well. I think that was the fault of the nail tech. Since then, I haven't tried again...until now! 

     Sally Hansen Miracle Gel isn't your typical gel polish. You don't need a base coat or a special light. It's two coats, some top coat, and you're good to go! All three of these had great formula so I'll just cut to the chase. 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Measurable Difference Eyeshadow Giveaway


     Beauty and Skincare brand, Chrislie Formulations has asked me to participate in their Measurable Difference Eyeshadow Giveaway Contest!

     Are you a fan of makeup? How about affordable makeup? Above you'll find three different Measurable Difference Eyeshadow palettes. For a set of five coordinating shadows to create endless looks, how much would you spend? $50? $20? Nope! These babies retail for just $6.99 each. Amazing! 

      I've personally never tried this brand, but I can't wait to try! As a little perk for sharing this giveaway with all of you, I'll get one myself. I'm always down for a new shadow palette. Any of these would be great for a fall look. I'm particularly intrigued by the middle one. I haven't worn a bright yellow before! 

Measurable Difference is available in countries all around the world at retailers including stores like Nordstrom.com, Walgreens.com, Beauty.com, and Pharmasave in Canada, and other beauty supply stores around the world, as well as on www.lashem.com.

This post was sponsored by Brandbacker. 
All opinions are unbiased and were not influenced in any way.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Addicted to Holos - Indie Box October 2015

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     It's that time again! September is flying by and October is fast approaching. I've got the scoop on the upcoming Addicted to Holos box. This is the fifth collaboration from the group and I've got to hand it to them. It's better than ever! 

    You know what to do if you want to see all the details!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Summer's Not Over Yet Nail Art featuring Zoya Paradise Sun and Island Fun

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     We all know how much I love autumn, but summer isn't over yet! Over the last few months, I've been wearing the Zoya Paradise Sun and Island Fun collections over and over again. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you've probably seen me do a few quick posts about it. 

     Today, I decided to give summer nail art one last go before the weather turns. Keep on reading for all the details. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Ellagee - I Can Hear The Colors & Every Star That Ever Was

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     Any Doctor Who fans out there? Of course! Why is that even a question? Laura of ellagee is adding two new polishes to her Doctor Who collection just in time for the season 10 premiere and Halloween! 

     I can't wait to share all the fabulous pictures I got of this duo. It even inspired me to some nail art. Keep on reading!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Beauty Quartet Box - Trick or Treat! [October 2015]

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     Boo! Are you all ready for Halloween? I know I am! It's still summer and over 90° here in Pittsburgh, but a girl can dream of autumn. It really can't come soon enough. When I opened up this package, I was giddy! Halloween is my favorite time of the year and this special Beauty Quartet Box hit it out of the park. 

     It's the one year anniversary of the first BQB so Esther of Philly Loves Lacquer and Kim of Smokey Mountain Lacquer went all out with this eight piece limited edition box. You don't want to miss this post!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Siren's Mint Smash

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     Hey, hey, hey! As you know from last night's post, Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer is releasing a neon collection at 3:30 PM EST today, but that's not all! This gorgeous polish is also included. This is a limited edition polish so you won't want to wait around too long! 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Leave the Sun Behind Me Collection

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   Hey, babes! I'm hoping this will be the first of many posts. I've been on a rollercoaster lately. I don't want to go into detail because I've been crying a lot lately and don't feel like bringing it all up. 

     Finding the package with these pretty babies totally made my day. Julie of Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer had been talking these up for a bit and they are way better than I ever imagined. This is a super big post so be prepared!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Addicted to Holos - Indie Box August 2015

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     Hey, babes! Long time, no see! I'm so sorry for my absence. I've been going through a lot at work, but it's all coming to a close soon. I'm hoping to do a life update soon. Anyway... I was in Denver, Colorado for two weeks and returned home to this beautiful box! This month's Addicted to Holos is jam packed of good stuff. 

     Don't miss out on all the pictures and full review after the jump!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Siren's Summer Vacation

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          A summer vacation sounds fantastic, doesn't it? I won't be able to get away until the fall, but a girl can dream. The newest Siren from Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer will surely get you ready for vacation. For all the details, keep on reading!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Addicted to Holos - Indie Box June 2015

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     Long time, no see! I could tell you about my recent stress and problems, but I'll spare you all the details. Sometimes life happen and throws you for a loop. I'm in one now, but I've missed you all and blogging so much! 

     So, the Addicted to Holos box is back again. This one has some of my favorites so far. Each box just keeps getting better! This one is available for preorder soon so let's not delay. Keep on reading for lots of shots of each polish!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Queen Lime Rose Zinnia & Kaffir Lily

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Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Queen Lime Rose Zinnia & Kaffir Lily

     Tweet tweet! Easter is right around the corner and that means all things spring! Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer recently participated in Ellagee's giant Easter indie box. These are the beauties she made for it! I'm still in awe of them. I've been wearing Queen Lime Rose Zinnia for a few days and I absolutely love it. 

    Keep on reading for all the juicy details!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Luck o' the Siren & Siren's Lucky Shamrock Mini Duo

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     Okay. So, I'm not super late on a St. Patrick's Day post. You can blame this on the lovely Julie of Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer. It's fine, though! I'll let this one slide. These polishes aren't just for March. They're universally pretty. 

     Keep on reading for all the details...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Milani - Rose Powder Blushes [Spring 2015]

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     Hey, babes! I'm still sending out spring vibes, but Mother Nature is being downright rude. I've been getting together spring outfits and spent an afternoon getting a pedicure. Last night, I was at the grocery store when it started snowing. SNOWING. Ugh. I'm so over this. So, so over it. 

     Anyway, these three beautiful rose blushes from Milani are sure to bring a bit of spring into life. I have a quick review under the cut! 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Sirène Fatale

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     Hey, babes! I've had the week from hell and really needed a pick me up. Luckily, I woke up to find this baby in my mailbox. I knew Julie was sending me review mail, but I had no idea I'd be getting this gorgeous polish today. Although it's perfect on its own, I decided to actually do some nail art for the first time in ages. I hope you're digging it as much as I am! 

      Stay tuned for lots of pictures of this look....

Friday, March 20, 2015

Addicted to Holos - Indie Box April 2015

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     Happy Spring! Remember how I was so excited for spring to finally bring the sun and warmer weather? Well, Mother Nature did me wrong. So, so wrong. I woke up to snow! Big fluffy snowflakes all over the place. I really didn't want to have to deal with that so here I am. Snuggled up on the couch with Winslow and catching up on my weekly shows. 

     At least I'm being somewhat productive, right? I received the newest AtH box yesterday and had to dive right in. Keep on reading for all the juicy details! 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Polish Bar - Spring 2015 Collection

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     Shh... Can you hear that? Birds are actually chirping now! The sun is still shining at 7:30 in the evening! Spring is on its way! I can barely hide my excitement. I'm so ready for this. I got my haircut, some new spring lipsticks, and bought some new clothes. Warm weather, here I come! 

     Now, we can't forget spring nails, right? The Polish Bar is releasing this super pretty six piece collection just in time for spring. Keep on reading for all the details!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Lush Cosmetics - Self Preserving Mask of Magnaminty

Lush Cosmetics - Self Preserving Mask of Magnaminty

     It's the freakin' weekend! I had a great day visiting my family and spending all my time snuggled up to my baby niece. It was nice to see them, but it took a lot out of me. I'm dead tired now and really need to unwind for the day. 

     These photos were taken a few weeks ago, but I'm currently writing this post while I wait for this mask to dry. If you want all the details, keep on reading!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Color4Nails - Crystalline Nail Veil

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     So, I'm a bit behind on the heart motif. I did this nail art look back in February. Pretty close to Valentine's Day, actually. Imagine that. 

     Anyway, Color4Nails sent me the new Crystalline Nail Veil for review. It's a liquid latex veil you paint on before your nail art to save you the hassle of tons of cleanup. 

     For all the details on this look, keep reading. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Beauty Quartet Box - Out with the Cold, In with the Hue [April 2015]

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    Hey, babes! I can't believe it's been so long. I have lots of material to share with you, but the universe is against me. I'm serious here. I finally got a new computer so I'm good to go now, but it was rough without one for over a week! 

     I'm so excited to share the Beauty Quartet Box with you! This is my first and I couldn't be more pleased. The BQB includes Philly Loves Lacquer, Smokey Mountain Lacquers, Digital Nails, and special guest Rica. It's four full size polishes and four extras. You don't want to miss out on this! 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Philly Loves Lacquer - St. Patrick's Day Trio

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     Do you love green polish? I do! Philly Loves Lacquer is releasing this perfect little trio just in time for St. Patrick's Day. As soon as I opened up my swatch package, I fell in love. You don't want to miss out on this post! Keep reading for all the details...

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Rica - This Heart of Mine

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      Did you know February is American Heart Month? Rica created this gorgeous polish to benefit The American Heart Association. 

From Rica:
  This Heart Of Mine is for a very special cause. February is American Heart Month. This cause is very important and dear to me. A very good longtime friend of mine has the Long Q T syndrome and it affects her heart. Please take a moment to visit www.heart.org to learn about heart risks and stroke. Find out how you can stay heart healthy!

Friday, February 13, 2015

ellagee - Lickety Split & Gradient Tutorial

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     Hey, babes! I'm really trying to channel some spring vibes today. It's currently below freezing in Pittsburgh with no sign of warming up. For me, nothing is more spring than pastels. I'm sure you all saw my review of the Zoya Delight collection, right? I used three shades for today's look. It was super simple and clean up was a breeze thanks to Ellagee's Lickety Split. Keep on reading for a full review and tutorial for this look!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Crooked Hearts Collection

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     Oh, man. This flu is no joke. It almost kept me from trying out this gorgeous new collection from Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer. Crooked Hearts is the perfect unconventional Valentine's Day collection. As you can see, there's no pink frilly polishes with heart glitter. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it's not for everyone. I'm all about this collection, though! 

     If you need any of these in your life, keep reading! I've got all the pre-order info under the cut. 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Siren Sweetheart

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     Hey, babes! I'm just popping in for a quick post and to let you all know I'm still alive. I've been stuck at home with the flu this week and now I have cabin fever. My dude and I haven't really done much of anything aside from watching a few seasons of The Office and playing Dominion a couple 100 times. I'm surprised we haven't murdered each other yet. Here's to hoping we recover soon!

     Well, let's get to why you're here. Another BEGL Siren!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Addicted to Holos - Indie Box February 2014

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Addicted to Holos - Indie Box February 2014

     My, oh, my! Have I got a killer post for you today! Addicted to Holos is a brand new bi-monthly indie box focused solely on, you guessed it, holos! Five awesome brands are coming together to bring you a collection of limited edition holographic polishes that you can only get in this box so get them while you can. 

     Keep reading for all the details about how you can get in on these, too!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Zoya - Delight Collection Spring 2015

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Zoya - Delight Collection Spring 2015

     Who's ready for spring? After all this snow we've had in Pittsburgh, it's great to know there's light in the future. Zoya's newest collection is the perfect pick-me-up! 

    Delight is a six piece collection with three cremes and three shimmers in spring pastels. You need to see these babies in detail. Keep on reading for more...

ellagee - Faerie Princess Collection

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ellagee - Faerie Princess Collection

     Hey, babes! Is everyone tired of the snow yet? If you haven't had any this week, consider yourself lucky.

     Today, I'm sharing ellagee's newest upcoming release: Faerie Princess Collection. This six piece collection is full of sheer pastel holo flakies that will give your nails extra sparkle during this dreary time of year. They can worn alone or over cremes to transform any polish. 

     Please excuse me if these pictures aren't up to par with my usual work. I lost of macro lens and had to order a new one. Plus, I'm still trying to figure out my new camera. Bear with me here!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Lush Cosmetics - Oatifix Fresh Face Mask

     Hey, babes! If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you've seen my many,  many Lush posts. Ever since my first trip to Lush Cosmetics last Valentine's Day, I've been hooked. My whole bath and body routine is from Lush. I'm always being asked to do reviews so I figured I'd oblige! 

     This winter has done a number on my skin. I needed something moisturizing and one of the sales reps recommended Oatifix Fresh Face Mask. This is my first time using this mask so you'll find all the details under the cut!

Friday, January 16, 2015

What's New with Plump and Polished?

     Hey, babes! I've decided to do something a new here on old Plump and Polished. Every so often, I'll be sharing a little bit about my life. I never intended for this to be only nail related posts. I know that's why most of you follow me and I greatly appreciate that, but I'm into so much more than that. Before I start to really get into this, please realize that I'm not a professional writer, and haven't really written much since college. I'm doing this for me (and any of you who actually read this.)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Live Love Polish: Seche Risque & Seche Vite

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     Hey, babes! I was recently contacted by Live Love Polish. If you aren't familiar, Live Love Polish is an online store devoted to nails and an officially authorized retailer for all brands sold on in their store, including Seche, China Glaze, Models Own, Color Club, and more. There's a huge selection of cruelty free brands on the site! Today, I have a polish and top coat from Seche. Keep on reading for the details!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Spark in the Dark Collection

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     Hey, babes! Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer has a huge launch today! Spark in the Dark Collection is a seven piece collection plus a bonus polish for purchasing the whole set. I've got all the deets so you won't want to miss out!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Rica - Heal + Fortify Cuticle Oil

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     Hey, babes! Have your hands taken a beating from the bitter cold of winter? Are you constantly washing your hands? Are your cuticles looking a little rough? If so, this post will be a life saver for you! 

     Rica recently released a new product and it's awesome! Heal + Fortify is what I find to be the perfect cuticle oil. She spent months researching ingredients and has made a stellar product. You really don't want to miss out on this review. 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Sirens are Made for Water, Not Snow

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     She's alive! She's alive! 

     That's right, folks. I'm back in action. The holiday season took nearly everything I had, but I'm here again. I don't want to bore you with all the personal details that are...well, boring. As you can see, I'm still a comedienne. 

     The lovely Julie of BEGL has got some incredible polishes set to release this coming Monday. Today's all about the newest in the Siren Series. You don't want to miss this one! 

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