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Friday, June 7, 2013

Easy Patriotic Nails!

The 4th of July is just around the corner so I am starting in on the fun with my nails!
The goodies you will need.
Nail art tape.
Polish- Red (Jackie) White (Bunny) Blue (Ally) Glitter (America)
Star glitter (Used stars from America by Julep)
Top coat (Freedom)
Dotting tool
 Apply Jackie (red) to your index finger, Bunny (white) to middle and pinky fingers, Ally (blue) to thumb and ring fingers.
Apply a light coat of America (glitter polish) to your thumb starting at your base and ending in the middle, apply the same glitter over the white on your middle finger.
Apply a single star to the base of your ring finger, I fished out stars from America.
For the pinky nail
 Stripe your nails with your tape, you may need more or less stripes than me depending on the size of your nail.

Apply Jackie (red) to your nail over the tape and let dry for a minute or two. Take the tape off and you have red and white stripes!
Apply your top coat and you are done!

Check out my other 4th of July inspired nails!
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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Something Blue VoxBox soon to come... Updated!

It came!  Read my new post here!
I joined a couple weeks ago after someone posted about a box they had received in a facebook group and have been playing around with it ever since.
I received  an email about a week ago saying that I qualify for the June "Sunkissed VoxBox" and to fill out my shipping address and a short survey and that they will be emailing me soon after. Today, I got an email from them saying...
"Hi Elaine,
Thank you for taking the "Sunkissed VoxBox" survey, but boy, do we have a surprise for you! Your responses indicated that you're a match made in heaven for the "Something Blue VoxBox"!

Wedding season is upon us and we want to send our best wishes to the bride, the bridesmaids, and the guests, too! A member of Influenster Nation AND a member of the wedding? It's meant to be and we want to show our love with the "Something Blue VoxBox."

This box is all about getting from the altar to the reception without a hitch....but we won't give any more clues, because your VoxBox is already on its way!" 
And this badge popped up under my badges! 

I was so excited when I saw the email and even more excited when the cheat sheet under the information about my soon to be box. 
These lovely brands will be in the free VoxBox that I would be getting in 1-2 weeks!

I have not used the Kiss Nail Dress stickers but saw them at Target and they are cute. I love anything that has to do my nails, very excited to see what design comes! Update- Looks like they are eyelashes and not nail related!

I already use Dr. Scholl's and have been for years, whatever comes from them I know I will love. Update- Ball of foot slips will be coming, have yet to see anything other.

I have not used or heard of Luster NOW but I have never tried any teeth whiting products, I am surprisingly excited for this also though. I think I am excited for it because all the past brides I have known have had their teeth whited, it seems to be on the bride's check/to do list. I haven't felt like a bride yet but thinking about it helps me realizes that I am a bride. Update- Looks like a full size sample of toothpaste.

I wasn't sure what the brand My Trio Rings was and after looking it up and don't know what to expect, I can't see them sending out free diamonds or gold! I am a jewelry designer/goldsmith so I am a bit of a jewelry snob but I am very intrigued, who would say no to free jewelry?! Update- Looks like we will be getting a pamphlet... not sure how are are expected to review it or if their is a discount offered with. I have yet to see anything other then that posted for My Trio Rings.  I have this sweet engagement ring, already have my wedding band designed that an old co-worker/friend will be making for me in a few months & I have already taken care of my fiance's ring. If we need to buy to actually review it is not going to happen from me, it is not needed and their rings are clearly not my style.

Again, I have not tried or heard of the product Urgent Rx but after looking it up I am excited to try it, it seems to have good reviews. I am crossing my fingers I get to try the allergies packet since I do suffer from many allergies. If is works for me I can see this going in my bride's kit. Update- I have seen only headache, they may be sending them out random but again I have only seen headache ones from the boxes. I am still crossing my fingers this stuff works, it would be handy to have on hand for my big day.

Q-Tip! I have been using Q-Tip brand stuff since before I can remember. I do not know what Q-Tip goodie will be sent in a bridal box but it will be very welcome! Update- Q-tips will becoming! I have a few boxes since we buy in bulk but these come in the handy travel size so I toss it in my purse. 

Update- I heard they send the boxes in waves so there may be differences in the boxes, these are updates from the first few people that have posted about their boxes. 

Anyway, very excited to get the box and see the goodies inside. This will be my first VoxBox which is given out to bloggers manly for reviews of the products. I will post a review here the goodies as soon as I get my box and link reviews on my profile.
If you're a member are you getting a VoxBox this coming month?
What are you getting?!
If not join me on Influenster to see if you qualify for a free VoxBox!
Send me a message on facebook with your email and I will send you an invite.
You can also see my full monthly subscription box list here 
and just discounts list here!

 It came!  Read my new post here!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Nail Fail Turned Pretty!

I saw this video and really wanted to try this look with my new Zoya "Blu" polish
from my May Ipsy bag.
Sadly, my nails did not come out the way her lovely nails did. 
Tried the toothpick trick but it looks like poop.
 Maybe I didn't wait long enough because I had to keep going over it, it kept smoothing out.
 I added crystals but it didn't help and once I added the top coat all the lines were gone!
 So I did this :)
 I applied two coats of Blu and added Camille by Julep to the base of my nails with a single crystal to each nail.
 I applied 1 coat of Julep's Freedom top coat to finish.
 I love the second thought look and think Blu and Camille together look like fairytale nails, it is so pretty! 
I will have to give the criss cross nails a second try though, I do like that look too. 

Have you tried it and have any tips to help me out? 
I did see a second way of trying this look with nail art tape. It looks... time consuming :p

Send this look some love on my Ipsy profile

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

20's trends with Julep!

My vintage inspired look with Claudette and Kathleen on my nails, Jet Black mascara for the lashes, and Lady in Red on my lips!
I also used  Pro Lesson Palette: Green Eyes & Yaby Concealer.

Send my look some love on my Ipsy profile!

My May Julep goodies!
This month with Julep I went with their new Modern Beauty Maven profile.
I received the Sugar Smooch Lip Scrub: This scrumptious blend of brown sugar, molasses, conditioning oils, vitamin E, and shea butter will leave your lips soft, smooth, and ready for color (or kisses) 
New York Jazz Lipstick Trio: Silky little lip colors inspired by the Roaring Twenties. Set Includes: Tea for Two - Nude shimmer lip sheer, Satin Doll - Poppy lip sheer, Lady in Red - Matte crimson lip color
American Beauty Volumizing Mascara: Jet black. Lash growth enhancement ingredients and micro-fiber applicator separates, conditions, and plumps individual lashes for a thick and gorgeous finish.

No new polish this month but the lipstick more than makes up for it! 
I used a my favorite red by Julep Claudette for my 20's inspired nails. A trend in the 20's was to just paint the middle of the nail a bright red. Gold was also a big hit color for 20's so I added Kathleen.
Here is a fast and easy tutorial.
 The colors used.
 Apply a coat or two of Kathleen
 Using scrapbook fancy scissors cut 10 pieces of tape for each hand.  
 Apply a coat or two of Claudette and wait until it is completely dry.
 Remove the tape, apply you top coat and you are done! 

You can find the goodies used by Julep on their site.
If you're a Maven what did you get?

Monday, April 22, 2013

The brights by Julep for Spring!

The 2013 April polish from Julep was all about color! 

They also had a cuticle pen and dry shampoo that I love! My cuticles look much better after two weeks of use and the pen still has a good bit in it. The dry shampoo is pretty nice too though I have never used another so I have nothing to compare it to. It adds a good amount of volume for the second day which I really like. I always wash my hair every or every other day so this is great for the next day if I have curls and don't feel like having to do my hair over. I think it is safe to say I will be buying more of each later.

I was in the middle of packing for my recent move when it came so I didn't have much time to play with it but I was able to squeeze in 2 manicures before packing my box away :)
I was dying to use their rock candy jelly polish since it was added to Sephora... but I wanted to get it from Julep. I get member points when I buy from Sephora but I get member points and a discount when I buy from Julep so I just wanted till it was added to a box. 
I wanted to use all of the colors in the box as soon as I opened it, I upgraded so I have all these great colors! I love yellow polish with my skin tone so when I saw Abbie I was instantly in love. I thought a french tip with Abbie and Candy would look nice and I was right.
I added some light purple crystals to add a little pop to them.
For this look you will need nail art tape, Julep Candy, Abbie, Freedom top coat & crystals.
First, prep for your manicure, to make it last longer. Remove your old polish, if any, and soak your hands in warm water for a few minutes. Trim your nails and push back your cuticles. Do not use lotions or oils on your hands, it may make the dry time longer.

Apply 2-3 coats of Candy or another jelly color. I have 2 coats of Candy.
Make and x with your tape near the tip of you nails so you have the small triangle on the whites of you nails. Apply a coat or two of Abbie or another color if you wish.

After it is completely dry removed the tape. Finish the rest of you nails and add the crystals to the center of you x. You can see how I apply my crystals if needed on this nail tutorial.

Apply a thick coat of your freedom top coat and you are done!

Enjoy your lovely bright nails!

I don't know why my thumb nail corners looks so round... Anyway, here is a close up!

I also got to play with Avery from my Classic with a twist Maven profile. Since is a bright color I used my base coat to help staining of my nails if there was any... when I took off the pink there was no staining thankfully.
I wanted very spring time nails with this pink so I went with light flower to make the pink of Avery pop! 
This is such a lovely pink that my fiance who is known for hating pink loved it, he kept complimenting on how nice the color looked on me.
I think it is safe to say I love the brights from Julep this month and can't wait to play with the rest of colors.
You can find the polish, base and top coat by Julep on their site.
Let me know what style you are!
I'm a classic with a twist :) 
Check out my last spring tutorial with Julep!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Spring Dried Flower Burst Nail Tutorial

Spring flower nail tutorial with real flowers! 
 I saw these flowers a few times before buying them. Finally, I decided I had to give them a try and I am so happy I did! I loved how they turned out and were easier to use then I thought. I am
You will need a base coat, feature polish, top coat, dried flowers, nail scissors, dotting tool & tweezers.
A base coat is not needed, I use it because it limits the the stain on my nails when using bright colors and the flowers have a good bit of dye in the. You also don't need tweezers but it does make things slightly easier.

First, prep for your manicure, to make it last longer. Remove your old polish, if any, and soak your hands in warm water for a few minutes. Trim your nails and push back your cuticles but don't cut them. Do not use lotions or oils on your hands before you start, it may make the dry time longer.
The goods by Julep I used.
I used just one bundle for both hands.
Start by applying a coat of your base color, give it a minute or two to dry.
Apply a coat or two of the feature color.
I let it dry for about 2 minutes, I also ran cold water over my nails to help it dry faster.
I used my Rimmel top coat as a glue for the flowers.
Apply a thin coat of the top coat you are using as glue and place the flowers on your nails the way you want the to lay. Until you are happy try not to press down to hard. The tweezers will come in handy with this part.
Using your scissors cut the flowers near the base of the bundle. 
There is one stem that lost a flower when I cut the rest on my nail from the bundle. 
You can use your dotting tool to pick up any flowers that fall to apply on empty stems.
 Dip your dotting tool in a little polish and pick up a flower.
Apply a little more clear top coat for glue if needed by the empty stem and apply the pick up flower.
Apply as many or as few as you want to you nails, I did little burst of flowers on my nails.
Give your nails a minute to dry then apply your polish.
Using Julep's Freedom top coat dab over the flower so you don't have air bubbles and to cover the whole flower and so you don't move the flowers. Apply a thin or thick if needed coat to smooth things out.
Let dry for five minutes and you are done!
Enjoy your pretty spring nails!

You can find the polish, base and top coat by Julep on their site.
Let me know what style you are!
I'm a classic with a twist :)

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