Manicure Monday with Super Cute in Pink by O.P.I.

I’m still all about pink nail polish and this week’s Mani Monday is no different as I’m featuring O.P.I.’s Super Cute in Pink. This little lovely is from the Hello Kitty collection and is a bright pink with fuchsia undertones.

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Basecoat: Seche Clear. Color: 3 coats of Super Cute in Pink by O.P.I. Topcoat: Seche Vite Dry Fast.

Let me start by saying that I absolute LOVE this color. I got this for a pedicure a couple of months ago and recently scored a bottle at my local Marshall’s for $3.99! I applied 3 thin coats to achieve the level of opacity that I wanted as this is polish is kind of sheer. This has a great formula, applies evenly and dries and sets quickly in between coats. I highly recommend picking up Super Cute in Pink because it is a gorgeous color, is great for summer and looks amazing with a tan!

What are you wearing on your nails this week?

Manicure Monday with Bahama Mama by Essie

Happy Mani Monday! Today I’m featuring Bahama Mama by Essie, which is described as a warm, rich plum purple shade.

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Basecoat: Seche Clear. Color: 2 coats of Bahama Mama by Essie. Topcoat: Seche Vite Dry Fast.

While Bahama Mama is a summery name, this is actually a deeper and darker color. I think that this is such a classic and works great for any season. This is really pigmented and I was able to achieve opaqueness in 2 coats. Be sure to use a basecoat with this polish because it has the potential to stain your nails!

What are you wearing on your nails this week?

L’Oreal Infalliable Amber Rush Eyeshadow

There are some beauty items from the drugstore that have a cult following and are total icons in makeup collections everywhere. The L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadow in the shade Amber Rush is most definitely one of those items. I first bought this a few years back and recently repurchased it because it is amazing on so many levels.

There are a lot of factors regarding why this is such a great eyeshadow and I’m going to cover them all in this post.

  • Formula: The formula for Amber Rush is amazing. It is very smooth, easy to blend and there is absolutely no micro glitter fallout, which is fantastic.
  • Pigmentation: This is highly pigmented and a little bit goes a long way. Amber Rush provides a lot of color and sheen.
  • Wearability: This is a versatile color and can be worn alone for a simple look or incorporated into a more complex eye look.
  • Affordability: These are very affordable and range from $6.99-$7.99 depending on the store. Keep in mind you get a ton of product.

Overall the quality of this shadow is amazing and the color reminds me of Trick from Urban Decay’s Naked 2 palette, but I think that the formula for Amber Rush is better. Do you own or want to try this drugstore staple? Let me know in the comments!

Manicure Monday with Bachelorette Bash by Essie

Another new week brings another new manicure and today I’m featuring Bachelorette Bash by Essie, which is described as a creamy, juicy fuchsia.

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Basecoat: Seche Clear. Color: 2 coats of Bachelorette Bash by Essie. Topcoat: Seche Vite Dry Fast.

I’ve been so obsessed with berries and pinks lately and Bachelorette Bash is ALL OF THE YES! The formula is amazing and is extremely pigmented and even with just 1 coat and is absolute perfection with 2. This is a great summer color and you definitely need it in your life!

What are you wearing on your nails this week?

Perennial Picks Skincare Discovery Kit by Farmacy

I was recently sent the Perennial Picks Skincare Discovery Kit by Farmacy via BrandBacker in exchange for an honest review. Farmacy is a brand that I’ve wanted to try for some time, so I’m really excited to team up with them for this opportunity. Unique farm-grown botanicals define Farmacy beauty, which fuses age-old wisdom with cutting-edge technologies to create irritant-free bioactive formulations for fresh, radiant skin. This regimen includes: New Day Gentle Exfoliating Grains, Invincible Root Cell Anti Aging Serum, Rise ‘N Shine Daily Moisture Lock and Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm.

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New Day Gentle Exfoliating Grains

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This is such an interesting product because it is a powder, but once water is added it transforms into a foaming cleanser that gently exfoliates. This contains unique grains to cleanse, exfoliate, and clarify in one step for fresh, clear skin. Natural cranberry seeds provide a deep clean to lift away surface debris and promote skin clarity, while rice bran powder loosens dry skin cells and absorbs excess oils and surface impurities. A complex of white willow bark, carrot, green tea, and marshmallow soothe, protect, and calm the skin. This cleanser is gentle enough to use twice a day and it works very well to clean and balance the skin to prepare it for the rest of the regimen.

Invincible Root Cell Anti Aging Serum

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I love a good serum and this is an anti aging one that aids in creating an even, glowing complexion. First, I love the design of the bottle and dispenser because it has a button on the top that makes getting just the right amount of product super easy. Invincible is great to use twice a day before applying either the Rise ‘N Shine Daily Moisture Lock or the Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm. This contains Hyrauluonic Acid, which is one of my absolute favorite ingredients. This serum is lightweight, absorbs quickly, is gentle, and works to bring out the best in your skin.

Rise ‘N Shine Daily Moisture Lock

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Next up is Rise ‘N Shine and this cream smooths the skin, helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and delivers a renewed sense of firmness and elasticity. I always get nervous trying new moisturizers because I never know how my skin will react, but I am happy to report that this is am amazing product that is lightweight, balancing, moisturizing and didn’t cause me to break out. Seriously, not one single blemish. WIN! This also wears wonderfully under my makeup and never gets oily.

Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm

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Last, but not least is the Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm, which was the product I was most excited about. I’ve never tried a balm before, so this was a little unfamiliar, but I dove right in. I was worried that this would be greasy, but to my surprise it absorbed quickly, was soothing, and was not oily or greasy at all. When I wake up in the morning after using this my skin feels amazing, soft, balanced, and this really helps to shrink pores and make them less visible. I love using this instead of a heavy moisturizer at night.

This is a fantastic regimen and I highly recommend testing out the Perennial Picks Skincare Discovery Kit for yourself. I also highly recommend Rise ‘N Shine and Sleep tight. Farmacy is powered By Echinacea GreenEnvy™. A unique patent-protected variant of Echinacea Purpurea, GreenEnvy™ contains the highest known concentration of the phytochemical Cichoric Acid, a potent natural antioxidant which helps protect and firm the skin by inhibiting the enzymes that break down collagen. Cichoric Acid also normalizes the skin pigmentation process to promote a more evenly toned complexion. All products are formulated with naturally derived ingredients, are free of formaldehyde and artificial coloring and are not tested on animals.

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Manicure Monday with Strut Your Stuff by Essie

I hope that you had a safe and happy 4th of July! For today’s mani Monday I am featuring Strut Your Stuff by Essie, which is described as a compelling cobalt aqua.

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Basecoat: Seche Clear. Color: 2 coats of Strut Your Stuff by Essie. Topcoat: Seche Vite Dry Fast.

If you love the color blue and want to add some brightness to your summer, then this nail polish is for you. This has a fantastic formula that is creamy, pigmented, applies evenly and is opaque in 2 coats. I think that Essie makes the best blue hues and Strut Your Stuff is all kinds of fabulousness! Highly recommend!

What are you wearing on your nails this week?

Red White and Blue!

Happy July 1st! Since the 4th of July is fast approaching I want to share my top red, white and blue nail polish picks with you.

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Russian Roulette by Essie

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This is my all time favorite red because it is so classic. Russian Roulette is a quintessential shade that every nail polish lover should have in their collection.

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Private Weekend by Essie

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This is a beautiful white shade with a subtle hint of shimmer. I love Private weekend because the formula is one of the best and it creates a fresh look for summer.

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Aruba Blue by Essie

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This is one of the prettiest blues because the shimmer gives it a lot of dimension – a summer staple for sure!

I hope that you are having a fantastic start to July and have a happy and safe 4th!