Thursday, October 19, 2017

13 Days of Halloween Nail Art: Zombie Graveyard

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As you can see by title, I am doing a Halloween Challenge that I created! I have wanted to do this for a loooong time on my blog, but time always passed me by. Well, with proper planning, and getting up all my press obligations earlier this month, I was able to secure 2 weeks for just Halloween! I started on Monday with Halloween colored manicures, and now, I'm here with more traditional manicures. Maybe you'll want to join me for a mani or two?


13 Days of Halloween Nail Art: Zombie Graveyard

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Halloween Nail Art: Halloween Stars and Stripes with Zoya

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I'm really digging my theme of purple, green, orange, and black this week. But today is the day before my big Halloween challenge, where I'll get to the more obvious Halloween manicures vs these pretty, but more subtle manicures. Today's manicure is inspired by a plate!

Halloween Stars and Stripes with Zoya

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Halloween Nail Art: Halloween Plaid with China Glaze

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Ok, so I didn't redo the leopard nails, but I did do some Halloween plaid. Squeee. I love how these colors came together. I stuck with a China Glaze theme for this manicure!

Halloween Plaid with China Glaze

Monday, October 16, 2017

Halloween Nail Art: Halloween Leopard Print with Jessica Cosmetics


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I am doing some epic Halloween manicures soon, but I'm doing some fun, cause I feel like it Halloween manicures right now! I had in my head to do some Halloween leopard, so that's what this is!

Halloween Leopard Print with Jessica Cosmetics

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Zoya Lipsticks for Fall/Winter 2017

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Hello Sunday! Although tomorrow is Monday, I'm cool with that, because I have some fabulous lipsticks to wear! And you can too! Zoya has been branching out with makeup the last two years and they make a great lipstick. They are my go-to for work and now, Zoya is giving some fun options, to wear outside of work!

Zoya Lipsticks for Fall/Winter  2017

Friday, October 13, 2017

Neon Rainbow Cat Katy Perry Nails

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I know that the title of this post sounds like a doozy, but it's literally what's on my nails, LOL. This past Wednesday, I randomly got the chance to go see Katy Perry, so why not? I don't really listen to her music anymore besides what's on the radio, but I really can't pass up theme nails and a concert.


Neon Rainbow Cat Katy Perry Nails


Thursday, October 12, 2017

NOTD: KBShimmer Pun-King Spice Latte and Girly Bits Holy Sh!tsnacks

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Just wanted to share a quick NOTD that I wore while my nails were growing out! I don't do glitter tips enough anymore, and this mani brings me back!

NOTD: KBShimmer Pun-King Spice Latte and Girly Bits Holy Shtsnacks

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

KBShimmer Fall 2017 Blogger Collaboration Collection, Swatches and Review

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Grab yourself a coffee, apple cider, hot cocoa, whatever you enjoy and sit back and enjoy my swatches and thoughts on the upcoming KBShimmer Fall 2017 collection. This one is special as it is a blogger collaboration! I was so honored to be a part of this collection. 12 different ladies, ideas, finishes, and we all came together for a fun and cohesive collection! So enjoy and let me know which ones you plan on grabbing this Friday, October 13!


KBShimmer Fall 2017 Blogger Collaboration Collection

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

China Glaze Accent Piece with Autumn Branches and Glitter

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My polish purchases these days just aren't what they used to be, haha. When I saw the China Glaze Street Regal for Fall 2017, I knew I needed to golden mustard color, no question. Then I received this glitters from Beauty Big Bang. My brain went off and said "Put these babies together somehow!" and I did!

China Glaze Accent Piece with Autumn Branches and Glitter

Monday, October 9, 2017

Gelish Matadora Collection Giveaway

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Don't forget to enter this awesome giveaway, for the Matadora Collection in Gelish! The giveaway ends Friday the 13th! Head to my post for full swatches and to enter! ENTER HERE!

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Alter Ego The Indie Shop Exclusives

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Happy Monday! There's so many awesome nail polish events around now, and with that, comes special exclusives for you! The Indie Shop is this Friday, the 13th. Spooky! So I've got two polishes from Alter Ego that you definitely want to pick up!

Alter Ego The Indie Shop Exclusives

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Press Release: Zoya Party Girls for Winter/Holiday 2017

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Can you believe we are at winter collections?! I still have one more fall collection to show you! LOL. But Zoya is showing off their newest Party Girls collection, which you can pick up starting next week!


Press Release: Zoya Party Girls for Winter/Holiday 2017


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Jessica Cosmetics Phenom #Instastyle Mandala Nail Art

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Remember when everyone was going crazy over those intricate mandala stones, painted in rainbow colors? Well, I've taken that concept for a muted fall color palette, featuring the #Instastyle collection. Good news: it doesn't take that long to do a simple mandala-like manicure when you limit your color palette. Let's take a look!

Jessica Cosmetics Phenom #Instastyle Mandala Nail Art

Friday, October 6, 2017

Essie Treat Love & Color Swatches + Feather Gradient Art

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So I apparently entered a giveaway over at Cosmetic Sanctuary and I won this set of Essie Treat Love & Color polishes! These are supposed to be neutral polishes with lots of vitamins and oils to help with brittle nails. I don't know about that since my nails aren't really brittle, but I've been wearing the art I did with them for 6 days and my nails don't feel weak! LOL.

Essie Treat Love & Color Swatches

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Jessica Phenom #Instastyle Fall 2017 Collection, Swatches and Review

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I always look forward to Jessica Collections, especially the Phenoms. They always have wonderful cremes, and this #Instastyle collection is no different! I have straight swatches today but I'll be back with art this weekend!


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Halloween Nail Art: Spiderwebs with Morgan Taylor Matadora Collection

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I'm here with my first official Halloween look! I plan on having a ton of Halloween nail art all month, so I hope you're ready!! I wanted to use my favorite color from the Matadora collection to create a different palette of Halloween colors.

Halloween Nail Art: Spiderwebs with Morgan Taylor Matadora Collection

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Morgan Taylor Matadora Collection, Swatches and Review + Gelish Giveaway!

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I'm continuing Fall with more fall collections! I have to say, Morgan Taylor's Fall 2016 was one of my absolute favorites last fall. It's still one of my favorite collections! So I had super high expectations for this fall collection. So let's take a look.


Morgan Taylor Matadora Collection, Swatches and Review

Monday, October 2, 2017

Stella Chroma For Fawkes Sake, October Polish Pickup

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I shared with you some nail art yesterday that showed off this beauty! The theme for Polish Pickup in October is Mythical Creatures. I know Pam of Stella Chroma well, and I had a feeling it would be something from Harry Potter or Game of Thrones. She is a true fan! Well, she chose the Fawkes from Harry Potter to create this rich red shimmer!

Stella Chroma For Fawkes Sake, October Polish Pickup

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Beauty Big Bang Diamond Sequins over Stella Chroma For Fawkes Sake

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I'm welcoming October with a gorgeous red base and weirdly large sequins. This manicure is very costume-y and that's okay because Halloween is upon us! I get a very Harley Quinn feeling from this manicure, so let's get into it.

Beauty Big Bang Diamond Sequins over Stella Chroma For Fawkes Sake

Friday, September 29, 2017

Pusheen Calendar Series: September 2017 Pusheen Baker Nail Art

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This month was so busy on my blog (and so will next month) but I HAD to squeeze in Pusheen! This is my ninth calendar mani, and it's cute. I literally think I am getting better at drawing Pusheen on my nails. Not sure I should be bragging over that, LOL, but why not?!

Also, meet my shorties :( I feel like every two months, my middle nail breaks (always my middle nail) and I hate the way my nails look in photos when they are short. Stick with me until they grow out?!


Pusheen Calendar Series: September 2017 Pusheen Baker Nail Art

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Alter Ego Greta Gremlin, October Polish Pickup

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Fun fact: the inspiration behind this polish were what my nightmares were made out of. I literally didn't put the inspo pic in my post because the movie Gremlins haunted me and I couldn't sleep! Greta Gremlin, specifically, scared the bejeesus out of me. That being said, I love this polish and I'm just going to pretend it's called Mossy Leaf Pile.


Alter Ego Greta Gremlin, October Polish Pickup

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Alter Ego Greta Gremlin with Beauty Big Bang 3D Gold Stickers

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When I don't read descriptions of nail art stuff, I'm just silly. My brain saw these and read decals and not stickers. Stickers never work on me so meh, let's just discuss why. I'm going to show off the gorgeous base color tomorrow though, don't you worry. 


Alter Ego Greta Grelim with Beauty Big Bang 3D Gold Stickers

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Big T Ranch Holos, Swatches and Review

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Hi all! Today I have a new-to-me indie brand, Big T Ranch! They actually have been selling bath and body products since 2007 and started selling nail polish about 4 years ago! This is her new Holo collection, but I'm actually going to call them holo shimmer.


Big T Ranch Holos, Swatches and Review


Monday, September 25, 2017

Zoya Sophisticates Polka Dots and Stripes with Beauty Big Bang Nail Art Brushes

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Cheers to a new week! I'm starting off with a little art from the Zoya Sophisticates Collection. I saw a nail art on Chalkboard Nails' Instagram, and I used that as inspiration, but switched it up a little for my own little spin. Polka dots and stripes look so cute together. Who knew?


Zoya Sophisticates Polka Dots and Stripes with Beauty Big Bang Nail Art Brushes


Sunday, September 24, 2017

Born Pretty Mermaid Powder with Mermaid Stamping

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I know I don't normally post on the weekends like this, but I'm trying to get everything in before October so I can focus on nail art for me! Even though October is next week, I'm still melting in heat. I WANT BOOTS AND JEANS AND VEST WEATHER. Ok, I'll relax and instead share some mermaid powder with you!

Born Pretty Mermaid Powder with Mermaid Stamping

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Born Pretty Raging Fire with Paisley Stamping

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As I mentioned yesterday when I shared Raging Fire, the awesome flakie polish from Born Pretty, I would share it with some stamping! This is a large stamping plate from Born Pretty, with a lot of design options, so let's take a look!


Born Pretty Raging Fire with Paisley Stamping

Friday, September 22, 2017

Born Pretty Raging Fire

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Before you head off to enjoy your weekend, I wanted to show off a gorgeous NOTD that I wore last week. I'll share some stamping over it tomorrow, but it's just so pretty on its own. Are you getting slammed with heat? The boyfriend and I went down to San Gennaro Feast today since tomorrow is going to be like 88 and it gets so crowded. Tony Danza gave me an eggplant parm. It was yummy. I was sweating. Now I'm back in AC. lol.

Born Pretty Raging Fire


Thursday, September 21, 2017

KBShimmer Polish Con Exclusives: Bean There, Done That and The Age of Aquarium

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I'm back with more Polish Con exclusives! At the NY Polish Con, I was working at the KBShimmer table and it was so much fun to interact with other polish lovers! KBShimmer created two exclusive colors that were inspired by Chicago landmarks and they are gorgeous!

KBShimmer Polish Con Exclusives: Bean There, Done That and The Age of Aquarium

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Born Pretty Holographic Nail Studs with OPI This Isn't Greenland

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I like nail studs since they can be a quick addition to your manicure. The following manicure added about 15 minutes to do my entire mani, and for me, that's cool! I also paired it with one of the new OPI Fall colors, so let's get to it.

Born Pretty Holographic Nail Studs with OPI This Isn't Greenland

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Alter Ego Enamels Polish Con Exclusives: Hot Times in Old Town and Da Bears

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Polish Con Chicago is right around the corner, occurring this Saturday 9/23! I fully had plans to go but wanted to make a vacation out of it to see Chicago. Unfortunately, this week is a holiday, so I ended up having to skip! But I still want to share some exclusives in case you are going!

Alter Ego Polish Con Exclusives: Hot Times in Old Town and Da Bears

Monday, September 18, 2017

KBShimmer High-Rise to the Occasion, Ehmkay Nails Collaboration

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Today is a great day! It's my father's birthday and later, I'll celebrate with him! My father means the world to me and this year was a milestone for him for so many reasons. I'm so happy to celebrate with him later. It's why I also waited to reveal my collaboration shade with KBShimmer!! The Fall 2017 KBShimmer collection is a special one, and it features 12 bloggers! I was so honored when Christy asked me if I would be interested in this collaboration. Of course! I'm really bad at custom polishes. I just don't know what I want! But Christy nailed my inspiration and I can say, she perfectly brought a special moment to life! 

KBShimmer High-Rise to the Occasion, Ehmkay Nails Collaboration

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Born Pretty Mood Changing Nail Polish

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It's the end of another weekend and I have a little NOTD to share with you! It seems that thermal (or "mood") polishes are coming back something fierce! They've been popping up everywhere. I have one from Born Pretty today. Green is one of my favorite colors and so, that's what I've got.


Born Pretty Mood Changing Nail Polish

Friday, September 15, 2017

Alter Ego Princess Rose, Holomaniacs Custom

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Friday calls for a purple holo, I think! I think all the Holo-Maniacs customs that I have swatched have been variations of purple holos! That's what the crowd wants, and that's what they are going to get! Well, all of them have been very different, and this one is not exception! Alter Ego Princess Rose is definitely for any purple lover!

Alter Ego Princess Rose, Holomaniacs Custom


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Zoya Sophisticates Comparisons

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You knew it was coming! I had to pull out some oldie core Zoyas and do a massive comparison post to show you what's truly new and what might be too close for comfort. I won't lie; I feel like I hoard all the Zoyas just for these comparison posts! But I hope my lack of space makes it worth it to you!

Zoya Sophisticates Comparisons

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Zoya Sophisticates for Fall 2017, Swatches and Review

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Good Morning! It's Hump Day and what better than to look at Zoya's new collection? This 12 piece fall collection has cremes and shimmers and some super gorgeous dusty colors! I'm showing you the whole collection at once, so sit back and relax!

Zoya Sophisticates for Fall 2017, Swatches and Review

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Born Pretty Floral Plaid Stamping with Lechat Dare to Wear Modern Muse Collection

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I am so in love with the Modern Muse collection! I obviously love to do nail art and cremes are the best for art, in my opinion. The art comes out so crisp! I knew the colors would mesh with the image on a plate from Born Pretty. I loved Felicity, and I really wanted to showcase the color in my art!

Born Pretty Floral Plaid Stamping with Lechat Dare to Wear Modern Muse Collection


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Girly Bits Butterbeer Latte and Painted Polish Diving for Doubloons

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Goodbye weekend. You went by too soon. When I saw Butterbeer Latte, I knew I had to put it on right away. I also had a new Painted Polish and I realized they coordinated, so why not! Before I move on, Butterbeer Latte is on early bird special just through tonight, so go and grab it. Check out my swatches HERE.

Girly Bits Butterbeer Latte and Painted Polish Diving for Doubloons

Friday, September 8, 2017

Lechat Dare to Wear Modern Muse Fall 2017 Collection, Swatches and Review

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I'm rounding out the week with a fabulous fall collection. I only just started working with Lechat Dare to Wear, and I'm so happy they have an online store now so I can purchase more cremes! The Exposed collection was 6 bubbly neutrals and the Modern Muse collection is a great mix of darks but also leafy colors for autumn!

Lechat Dare to Wear Modern Muse Fall 2017 Collection, Swatches and Review

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Homer Simpson Donut Nail Art

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Happy Thursday! Today is a special Thursday because it's my lovely boyfriend's birthday! I have a tradition of baking him something special every year even though he's a plain cake kind of guy. Well, I baked him a "plain" Funfetti cake, but I'm decorating it by painting Homer Simpson on it! I have to finish decorating it, so hopefully it's not a fail.


Homer Simpson Donut Nail Art

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Girly Bits September CotM: Butterbeer Latte and Meteor Shower


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Good evening! Today's a later post because I'm now back to my teaching schedule. If I don't get my posts up the night before, it seems to get delayed. Well, I wanted to share the Girly Bits CotM while you could still get the discount. One of these might be my favorite polishes of the year! Obsessed! Ok, details below. 

Girly Bits September CotM: Butterbeer Latte and Meteor Shower


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

KBShimmer Unicorn Pee Collection, Swatches and Review

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Hello there!! Did you enjoy the long weekend? I hope you did! If you have been living under a rock, then you may have missed that KBShimmer released a limited edition Unicorn Pee collection! I posted swatches in the KBShimmer Facebook group, so make sure you join! If you love the discontinued pigment which shifts from red to gold to green, then you want to snatch these up. 


KBShimmer Unicorn Pee Collection, Swatches and Review

Monday, September 4, 2017

KBShimmer Neon Leopard Print Nail Art

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I've said it before and I'll say it again. I don't like anything leopard print except nails! It's sort of like gold. Don't like gold jewelry but I love gold nails! When The Daily Nail posted a neon leopard manicure on Instagram, I commented how I needed to do it! I've done neon leopard HERE before, but I need to do it MORE!


KBShimmer Neon Leopard Print Nail Art

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Press Release: Polish Con


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 The Polish Convention Returns To Chicago

 Polish Con to be held September 23rd, 2017 at Navy Pier, Festival Hall in Chicago, IL
After a successful event in New York, The Polish Convention, an event celebrating and exclusively featuring indie nail polish brands, is returning to its hometown of Chicago, IL. This bi-annual event hosted by Ever After Polish and Great Lakes Lacquer takes place September 23rd at Navy Pier, Festival Hall in Chicago, IL. Navy Pier, Festival Hall is the largest locale for Polish Con so far, and will be filled with over 30 local and international vendors helping attendees celebrate their love for nail polish, and nail polish accessories through shopping, live demos, tutorial tables, and meet and greets with their favorite brand owners and creators. 





Saturday, September 2, 2017

Press Release: Zoya x Henri Bendel LE Set


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Just wanted to share a quick press release! If you love Zoya, you don't want to miss out on this LE set! This is only available at Henri Bendel, so read the rest of the post for details!


Friday, September 1, 2017

Back to School Paper Nail Art

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Monday is Labor Day which means most schools in my area start school on Tuesday. Even though I began this past week (I'm in high ed), I'm still freshly in the back-to-school mood. What's fun about the class I teach in the fall is that I teach an 8:30am (first one of the day) class on Monday to first years. That means I was the students' first college class ever. I take more pride in that than I should 😂😂😂 Anyway, I wore these nails to welcome them to college.

Back to School Paper Nail Art


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Stella Chroma Fireside Light, September Polish Pickup

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Oh hello last day of August! September is tomorrow which means I'm fully into autumn looks! Halloween will be soon and YESSSS. September brings us an autumn-themed Polish Pickup and I'm seriously contemplating buying one of each LOL. I can't do that (if anything, for lack of space!), but Stella Chroma's contribution is one you don't want to miss.

Stella Chroma Fireside Light

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Alter Ego Rime Time, September Polish Pick Up

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I'm very excited for Polish Pickup for September. A fall theme means beautiful jewel tones! But Alter Ego went in a different direction, which I love! I'll tell you about her inspiration in the post!

Alter Ego Rime Time, September Polish Pick Up

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Julie G Bohemian Dreams Collection Nail Art

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You knew I had to do nail art with a collection of dusty cremes that can be opaque in one coat?! I saw a manicure from MelyNe Nail Art on Instagram and I loved the look of it, despite being so simple! I knew I wanted to re-create it, but I kept running out of time. The Julie G Bohemian collection was perfect for it!
Julie G Bohemian Collection Nail Art

Monday, August 28, 2017

Julie G Bohemian Dreams Collection, Swatches and Review

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Happy First Day of My Semester! I realize you may not be a teacher or kids, but today officially kicks off my 8th (whhaaaaat?!) year of teaching! I'm kicking it off with some delicious cremes that can easily be one coaters, so let's get to it.


Julie G Bohemiam Collection, Swatches and Review

Friday, August 25, 2017

Stella Chroma Aurora Stella-ealis Galaxy Nail Art

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When I posted swatches of  Aurora Stella-ealis, I mentioned it was a perfect galaxy mani base. Well, I got to do some nail art because it's so awesome. This polish is a special polish available only until 8/30, so grab it now!!

Stella Chroma Aurora Stella-ealis Galaxy Nail Art