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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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!)

ipsy june 2015

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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!

Unfavourite/Nail Polish Regret: Essie Cashmere Matte (Just Stitched)

Hi guys!

It’s been a while – I didn’t expect how crazy the end of the first year in grad school would be! But, the end is near.

Today I am showing my first nail polish ‘unfavourite’ and regret in a while – and it’s Essie’s Cashmere Matte in Just Stitched.

Now, I know 99.9% of people loathe these… but for some reason I thought I could make it work. You might have seen when I hauled it on instagram a couple of days ago (@kisslantavegas) – well, it went right back the next day. Continue reading

Glitter Mani + NEW Peel Off Base Coat

Hi everyone!

Today I am just sharing the latest mani I did. No nail art to show this time – life has been so hectic! To be honest, I am not a huge fan of this manicure. I did want to share it, though, because I tried a peel off base coat for the first time: NYCโ€™s Strip Me Off. This base coat retails for $1.72 or $1.99, but my CVS had a $1 off coupon on the display.

For this, I followed the instructions on NYCโ€™s website.

NYCIt went on kind of like a watered down glue, but dried to a clear matte-like finish.

When itโ€™s time to take this manicure off, Iโ€™ll try peeling it off and post an update. I sure hope it worksโ€ฆ because this nail polish was NOT opaque. Continue reading