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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. 

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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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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Summer Nail Inspiration!!!!

2 Jun

I’m guilty of “pinning” again! At least my hour long Pinterest surf session was worthwhile- I collected some of my favorite Summer nail inspiration and am so excited to share it with you guys:) Cheers to Summer and cute manis!!!!

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Valentine’s Day Nail Inspiration ’14!

30 Jan

It’s almost that time of year again!!! Valentine’s Day is in two weeks and all of you nail art lovers need to decide what you’ll do this year for the day of love! Last year I shared some Valentine’s Day nail inspiration and it got so much traffic, so I’m doing it again this year! These are some of my favorites that I came across on Pinterest! So many cute ideas!

Click HERE for a quick and easy way to create a heart on your nails!

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Color Of The Year!!!!

1 Jan

Happy New Year!!!!!! 2013 was a phenomenal year! Before I get too into this post, I would first like to say thank you to everyone that has supported this blog of mine since the beginning. If you’re new to it, I also want to thank you for stopping by! I am so grateful to you all!!! XO- Journey

Every year Pantone also known as the authority on color announces the “color of the year” and this year it’s a lovely purplish/fuschia hue they call Radiant Orchid.

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As with any trend, a great way to get involved is to start with makeup.  Everyone can afford a lipstick or a nail polish and it’s not as risky as wearing a dress or a coat in that hue if you’re not that into color. Below are some fun makeup products to shop that will get you right into this trend!

Side note: This color is flattering on all skin tones!

My favorite lipstick $4.99 I can’t get enough of this lipstick!

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Eyeliner $19 I own so many of these Urban Decay 24/7 eye liners and they are some of the BEST on the market. They really do last 24 hours and are highly pigmented.

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Shadow pot$19 While we’re on the subject of pigment, Urban Decay has the most pigmented shadows EVER! They are by far my favorite eyeshadow brand!

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Shadow palette$8 Affordable alternative. NYX products provide great bang for your buck! I love their shadows and REALLY love all of their lip products!

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Nail Polish$8   Not into”color” on your face? Rock it on your nails!!!!!

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