Springtime Tag!

Hi all! I thought I would do the very fun Springtime Tag I saw on Youtube recently through misshollyberries (watch her video here). I really like knowing how others answer these questions so please let me know some of your faves below!

  1. Spring means glowing skin. What do you do for healthy glowing skin?
    I am naturally very glowy (read: oily mess), but I have been loving the ELF Illuminating Palette lately! I really love the first and fourth shades, and I love that they are very subtle but beautiful highlights. I purchased mine at Target for $6.
  2. What is the first beauty thing you think of when the weather warms up?
    I’ve been really into highlighting (with concealers) and bronzing with cream bronzer – I feel like it’s changed my complexion!
  3. What is your favorite part of spring?
    Sigh… I honestly dislike Spring. I do love the rain, though, so maybe the stormy days.
  4. Do you do your hair differently in the spring?
    Yes! I will not dare to flat iron! It will become a hot mess really quickly haha. I wear it naturally curly, whereas in the Winter I did flar iton it once every couple of weeks.
  5. What clothing item are you most excited about wearing?
    Hmm… I am not a big fashion person, but I think skater dresses and skirts are really cute.
  6. What is your favorite springtime smell or fragrance?
    Prada Candy! And I love beachy scents in the Spring and Summer so sometimes I will use a sea salt spray in my hair.
  7. Favorite springtime lipstick color?
    I will never let go of my brown-y nudes! But I recently got the NYX High Voltage lipstick in Flutterkiss which is a lot lighter than my typical nudes and it’s very spring-y.
  8. Favorite springtime nail color?
    I have a few! China Glaze Secret Periwinkle, Essie Bikini So Teeny, Essie Go Ginza (love), Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet,Β  American Apparel Summer Peach, Essie Fiji (stuck with pretty much pastels here)
  9. What is spring like where you live?
    Really gross! I live in Florida and it’s unbearably hot as soon as “winter” ends. It’s already been in the 90s recently and I am slowly melting!

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Easter Mani #1

Hi all!

Today I am just going to be sharing my first Easter themed manicure of this year. Easter is in 4 days so I think I might squeeze one more mani in before it’s over.

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This year I decided to go a bit simpler than I typically do. I chose a light mint base (Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet), did simple white dots on one finger, and little carrots on another. For the dots and carrots I just used a dotting tool – you can use anything you have, a bobby pin, a toothpick, you name it!

There’s my little guinea pig, Benny! Carrots are his favourite snack so he did not hesitate to take a bite right out of my nail polish :’) I tried to fix it a bit in the 2nd picture.

Last year my Easter manicure was more intense and included 6 colours (plus black and white) and a cute baby chick. You can check it out here if you’d like.

Hope you are doing well! Please share your Easter manicure ideas with me!

-Stephanie

All About Polish Tag!

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Hi everyone!
I’ve recently been re-watching some older (2015) YouTube videos from my fave nail polish girls, and one I particularly loved was the “All About Polish” tag they came up with. I’ll link to all their videos below (: I decided to make their video collab into a blog post because the questions were so fun and I loved hearing everyone’s answers!

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NOTD: Deborah Lippmann Cleopatra in New York

Hi everyone,

I’ve been changing my nail polish a lot more recently, and my current mani is by far one the prettiest polishes I’ve ever owned! A couple of weeks ago I was able to snag Deborah Lippmann’s Cleopatra in New York on eBay for $5 (steal!). I have had this polish on my wishlist for years, because of the lovely Zenorah who I follow on Instagram (link), Snapchat, and YouTube (link).

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IPSY June 2015 Glam Bag First Impression/Review!

Hi guys!

It’s been a while – life has been so crazy. I will definitely start posting more now that school is easing up for the summer months πŸ™‚

When ipsy or myglam started a few years ago, I was one of the first people to sign up! However, I was disappointed and after a few months I cancelled my subscription. Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of buzz surrounding the new ipsy on Instagram and YouTube. It seemed like they had stepped their game up so I decided to give it another go. (click to enlarge!)

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To my surprise, I am in awe! This is my June glam bag – I seemed to be in the first batch of people to receive theirs in the mail so I wanted to share. I am very impressed – $10 for all of this! This month I got 2 high end products (IT Cosmetics and Smashbox) and 3 new things to try. I am already crazy over the cream eyeshadow and the nail polish (review coming soon) and not too crazy on the eye pads but I will try them. I’ll be traveling out of the country soon so this was perfect timing.

Contents of my bag (June 2015):

  • IT Cosmetics brow power universal eyebrow pencil
  • Aurora Gel Effect Nail Polish- shade: 4 Alarm Fire
  • Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer- 0.25 fl oz
  • Altchek MD Eye Gel Pads (2)
  • tre’StiQue Shadow Crayon – shade: Marimoto Pink Pearl
  • Cute makeup bag – I think it’s waterproof!

Do you subscibe to ipsy? What did you get this month and what were your thoughts? I am so curious πŸ™‚ I am actually excited about a subscription service for once. (I also got Birchbox for the first month and I am NOT impressed. If you want to see a review or what I got, let me know)

If you want to sign up for ipsy feel free to use my link: https://www.ipsy.com/new?refer=1km39

I saw what some of the other bags received and they were great products too. Very generously sized for samples – I don’t think you’d need more.

Hope you are all having a fun summer so far!

Easy Prom Nails for Every Dress (at home!) – DIY Prom Manicure

Hi guys –

Prom season is upon us! I can’t believe another school year has gone by, and that it’s now been FIVE years since I went to my senior prom… insane!

I did my nails the other day to try out a new polish I got, and I thought how pretty these nails would look for prom. They’re super easy, you only need 2 or 3 polishes, depending on which size glitter toppers you own.

I used purple polish and silver glitter, but you can definitely switch this up to match any dress, give a different pop of colour, or when it doubt, go with a nude nail polish for your base.

These are the nails I did:

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Polishes Used:

Essie Play Date (purple)
Sinful Colors Queen of Beauty (fine silver glitter)
L.A. Colors Art Deco Silver Glitter – this is a skinny nail art brush polish, I found at my local dollar store (chunky silver glitter)

Β For this look, all you need is:

  1. Any colour nail polish of your choice
  2. A fine glitter topper
  3. A chunky glitter topper

The technique:
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