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Fall Favorite: Deep Red Nails

2 Oct

When I think of Fall beauty favorites, I always think of deep colors and jewel tones.  I love a good rich nail color and there is no better time to rock it than during Fall and Winter. Below I’ve linked my favorite Fall shade of red, called Raven Red. It’s very red while being deep enough that it has burgundy hues to it in certain lighting. Also- it’s under $5!

 

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Sheer Perfection!

18 Jul

Let me start by saying that I love all things pink.  I love any and every shade of the pretty color but I’m partial to blush.  Blush pink is so soft and feminine, looks great on all skin tones, and goes with everything…..which led me to a year-long search for the prettiest sheer pink nail polishes. By sheer I mean that they’re almost like a clear polish with a slight pink tint to them.

 

I’ve tried so many pinks along the way and have narrowed it down to my favorite 3 that I’m going to share with you today.  The colors below are perfect for year round wear, but I especially love wearing them in the Summer. Also these beautiful understated hues are perfect for your wedding day.

Starting with the sheerest of them all,  Essie Sugar Daddy is like your nails, only better. This color looks like you have really healthy nails- think nude with a hint of pink.

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Next up, a slightly pinker -but still not too pink color is Essie Mademoiselle. It is sheer just like Sugar daddy but can build (2-3 coats) to a pretty milky pink.

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Lastly, this super shiny pink(slightly more pink than the others)  is OPI Passion. This color is similar to the others and can be built up just like mademoiselle can be. It’s the shiniest and longest wearing of the three as well.

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Note: All three colors can be built up but remain sheer. 

My Favorite Everyday Nail Color!

12 Jul

I’ve found the perfect year round everyday nail color. It’s a pinkish clear hue by Essie called Sugar Daddy. I LOVE this color. It’s almost clear but very light pink at the same time. It basically goes with everything and makes your nails look super healthy. I’m on my 2nd bottle and I never go through nail polish that fast. I was explaining it to a friend as the perfect color for everyone, from the color enthusiasts to the non polish wearing. It compliments all skin tones as well. I recommend you pick a bottle up to add to your collection!

 

Essie sugar daddy $9

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Valentine’s Day Nail inspiration!

28 Jan

Valentine’s Day 2016 is right around the corner and I’ve searched Pinterest for some super cute nail inspiration to share with you guys. I’ve also linked my ‘How to paint a heart on your nails‘ post as well, which is actually quite easy, even if your’e not artistic whatsoever. Tag me in your Instagram pics so I can see your cute ideas:)

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Last Minute Holiday Nail Inspo!

21 Dec

Happy Holidays everyone.  I hope you’re enjoying these last few days before Christmas and getting all of your last minute shopping done. If you’re late on your holiday mani, don’t you worry, I have some Pinspiration for you. Holiday manis are super fun and festive and there were so many cute ideas on Pinterest this year. I narrowed it down to my favorites below to share with you. Cheers!

 

My Favorite Nail Color Right Now!

15 Apr

I can’t get enough of Bitter Buddhist, a milky greyish green shade from Smith & Cult.  I first spotted this shade on Eva Chen when I saw this picture on her Instagram and I went on a HUNT for it. S& Cult    I received it recently and LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! It is different from any green I’ve seen and is perfect for Spring and Summer. I will be living in this color!!!!! Shop this gorgeous green below.

Smith & Cult ‘Bitter Buddhist’ $18

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I also came across this dupe at Ulta for $8 if you’re on a budget. I swatched it at the store and it’s totally the same.

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Valentine’s Nail Inspiration (III)

9 Feb

As promised here is some Valentine’s Day nail inspiration from my Pinterest ride last night! I’ve also included an oldie but goodie post showing just how easy it is to draw a heart on your own nails. Check it out HERE. So many cute ideas! What will you do?!

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Holiday Nail Inspiration!

8 Dec

Happy Holidays !!!! I’ve been getting quite a few of you asking when my holiday nail “Pinspiration” post was coming. Without further ado………..Holiday nail inspiration!!!!

I love checking out Pinterest for inspiration when it comes to any and everything, but I especially love makeup and beauty inspiration and I enjoy sharing all my favorites with you guys! Cheers!

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Remove Stubborn Glitter Polish With Ease!

22 Jul

Do you have a love hate relationship with glitter nail polish? I know I do- I love the pretty sparkles but HATE trying to remove it! Glitter polish removal has always been such a pain, it is time-consuming and frustrating to say the least. Well there are a couple of options for you when it comes to quick and easy removal of glitter polish.. One is an inexpensive DIY that you can whip up at home and the other is available HERE for $9.

OPI Peelable Base Coat is ready to go and bottled up for you. Just apply and let dry before using your favorite glitter polishes. When you feel like changing your polish, simply peel it off.

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DIY Peelable base coat. This recipe literally involves TWO ingrediants- Elmer’s Glue and Water. It is VERY EASY and inexpensive!!!!  Click HERE for the step by step instructions.

Empty Polish bottles are available at beauty supply stores or you can rinse an old bottle out with acetone polish remover. Be sure to use cotton ball/ Q-tips to cleans the existing color off of the brush and bottle around the seal.

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Instagram Roundup!

23 Jun

Hello hello, I’m here with an another Instagram roundup. I know it’s been a while but I was on vacation which was amazing. Some of these pics were taken in Portland and Seattle, both of which I visited for the first time. We flew into Portland and took a road trip (3 hours) to Seattle during our stay. Oregon and Washington are so beautiful and green-  there were endless trees!  The people were very nice and the food was top-notch as well! I will definitely be going back! Anyhow, check these pics out and follow me on Instagram @yourstylejourney if you want to see more.

XO, Journey

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