Monday, April 19, 2021

Nailtopia Be More Pacific & So Fresh, So Clean

Hey everyone!

Hope you had a nice weekend. We started looking at houses the last two weekends, which is totally exhausting and honestly not fun especially in this market. Hoping things get less crazy in the next few months!

I recently received two polishes from Nailtopia as a part of their Nailtopia Maven program. Their polishes retail for $10 and you can find them at Ulta

Be More Pacific is a light ocean blue creme and So Fresh, So Clean is a classic white creme. I used them both do so some nail art, which I haven't done in a looong time. Usually I'm so busy I just try to get my nails done as quickly as possible! I'm a little bit rusty, but the design is cute and the formula on both polishes were nice to work with. So Fresh, So Clean was especially impressive because usually white is tricky to work with but this one was an easy two-coater. 

Have a great week!



Thursday, April 8, 2021

Orly Day Trippin' - Spring 2021

Hey everyone! It's been a minute. My nails have been in rough shape and constantly breaking because of all the hand washing. Ugh. With a lot of cuticle oil and hand cream I've managed to grow them back out so I'm back to share a great collection for spring!

About a month ago I saw the spring 2021 Day Trippin' collection Orly released and I loved every single shade. It's a really unique group of colors and unlike any collection I've seen a brand put out for spring. 

This six-shade collection is filled with 70's inspired saffron, terracotta, and turquoise cremes and has a vintage vibe. The set retails for $57, linked here, or you can buy the polishes individually for $9.50 a piece. The colors in the collection are:

  • Can You Dig It? - terracotta creme
  • Kitsch You Later - warm orange creme
  • Here Comes the Sun - saffron yellow creme
  • Happy Camper - pastel turquoise creme
  • Let the Good Times Roll - teal grey creme
  • Feeling Foxy - deep plum creme
I couldn't pick just one of these to try, so I tried the first five shades for a skittles mani. I used two coats for each and thought the formula was great. 

Which color is your favorite? I love them all, but Here Comes the Sun is my top pick. Hope you have a great weekend!


Monday, March 8, 2021

Nailtopia Think Pink

Hey everyone! Hope you had a nice weekend. We took a fun little trip to the mall on Saturday so I could visit the Louis Vuitton store. I've been eyeing the Neverfull MM in Damier Ebene for years but have never actually tried it on. I recently turned 30 and decided it's a good time to treat myself, especially since the price of this bag will just keep going up. I was a bit intimidated to go in the store, but I had the best experience! The SA I worked with was super nice and didn't rush me at all. They didn't have the exact bag I wanted, so I made an appointment to go back and get it next weekend. 

Anyway, today's post is not about luxury bags! I do have a beautiful nail polish to share with you that I recently received from Nailtopia Beauty as a member of their Nailtopia Maven program. Think Pink is a bubblegum pink creme with a really nice formula that applied easily in two coats. Sometimes I find with this shade of pink it dries down a bit matte, but this stayed pretty shiny. Of course I always use a top coat, but I thought it was worth noting. You can find this fun pink polish at Ulta for $10.

Have a great week!



Sunday, February 28, 2021

ILNP Pool Party

Hey everyone! Hope you had a nice weekend. It was kinda rainy and cloudy here so we mostly stayed in, but I'm excited to see in the forecast that it's going to start warming up a bit.

Since tomorrow is the first day of March I thought I'd grab a bright, pretty polish that I haven't worn yet from an ILNP order I placed a few months ago. Pool Party is described as a vivid blue jelly with an intense pink center. It has some gorgeous holo color shifting sparkle and an iridescent shimmer - seriously stunning in the sun! I can't wait to wear this in the summer.

That's all for this short and sweet post. Hope you have a great week!



Sunday, February 21, 2021

Cool Toned Skittle Mani

Hey everyone! Hope you're having a nice weekend. It was a bit warmer on Saturday (in the 40s) so we took a walk and it felt really good to get some sun and fresh air. I've enjoyed the snow but I'm definitely getting ready for warmer weather.

I just wanted to share a quick skittle mani with you. This has become my favorite go to look when I'm feeling indecisive, which is pretty much always haha. I love that I get to use a bunch of colors and it always looks cute. Today I grabbed a few cool toned OPI creme polishes. 

From left to right: Things I've Seen in Abet-green, Kanpai OPI!, Don't Bossa Nova Me Around, Good Girls Gone Plaid

Have a great week and stay warm!



Monday, February 1, 2021

Nails Inc. Relationship Status: Blushing Nail Polish Set

Hey everyone! Long time no see. I took a bit of a break from blogging, but I'm back and finally on a new MacBook Air! My 10+ year old MacBook Pro was barely hanging on and it made it difficult to blog. Hoping to get back to posting more often.

Today I'm sharing a set of nail polish I recently ordered from Sephora. Valentine's Day is coming up and although I don't really care much about it, I do love the colors. Give me pinks and reds any day. I saw this pretty set from Nails Inc. and the price was so good I couldn't pass it up!

The Relationship Status: Blushing Nail Polish Set retails for $22 and comes with four full size polishes.
Victoria Embankment - light pink
Dover Street - rouge pink
St. Christopher's Place - neon pink
The Strand - berry 

I used two coats of each polish to achieve full opacity. My favorite thing about Nails Inc. polishes, aside from the amazing formula, is the wide brush. It hugs my nail perfectly and I only need a couple of quick strokes to cover the whole nail. These colors work together perfectly to create an ombré look, but I know I'll be wearing each color individually as well.

Have a great week and stay safe during the winter storm!


Sunday, November 29, 2020

Nailtopia Blue-tiful Daze Holiday Kit

Hey everyone! Hope you had a safe and nice Thanksgiving. We stayed home and had a little Thanksgiving for the two of us. I made a mini charcuterie board for lunch (yum!) and then for dinner we had sweet potato casserole, cornbread stuffing, and chicken marsala since we don't like turkey. I've definitely enjoyed having the four day weekend to recover from a super busy couple weeks at work.

Today I'm sharing with you a cute little holiday nail polish kit from Nailtopia, which would make a great gift this season. There are two kits available in red and blue, and you can find them both at Ulta for $14.99 ($25 value!) I received the Blue-tiful Daze Holiday Kit from Nailtopia Beauty as a member of their Nailtopia Maven Program.

The Blue-tiful Daze Holiday Kit includes three 0.17 oz mini nail polishes:
  • Hula Girl - sky blue creme
  • Blue-tiful Daze - blue and silver glitter
  • Ride the Wave - royal blue shimmer

The kit itself is encased in a BIODEGRADABLE, reusable bag made 100% from recycled materials! Perfect for storing lip balm, gloss, concealer, and other little items for on the go. The new white caps on the bottle are also recyclable. These polishes are 100% vegan, cruelty free, non-toxic, and all free.

Another really cool thing I want to note is that Blue-tiful Daze is the first ever biodegradable, bio-sourced glitter, which is derived from cotton. These glitter particles dissipate naturally back into nature to reduce waste, whereas most nail lacquer glitters contain tiny bits of plastic that never fully break down. This glitter also requires NO extra soaking to remove!

All three polishes were easy to apply - even the glitter was opaque in two coats! It's nice to see a company come out with a nail polish set that those of us who celebrate Hanukkah can use :)

Hope you have a great week!