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SpaRitual Shoot For The Stars

SpaRitual Shoot For The Stars

SpaRitual Shoot For The Stars COVERWith a polish name like Shoot For The Stars one would think I’d be reviewing a blue or black polish. But no! Here we are with a purple polish.

While I think the name is a bit…odd I do love this polish. So I will forgive SpaRitual. This time.

Shoot For The Stars is a red based medium purple creme. The color is gorgeous and dare I say a (new) classic. This is one of those colors every brand does…

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Trick or Treat: Ghost Nail Art

Trick or Treat: Ghost Nail Art

Halloween Nails Ghost Nail ArtHalloween is a couple of weeks away which means it is totally acceptable to start wearing full blown Halloween nail art! I love Halloween so this excites me greatly. I already have a ginormous bowl of candy at my house waiting for trick or treaters (aka me).

I’m loving matte black polish so much I wanted to incorporate it into a Halloween manicure. I just did simple ghosts on two nails that way…

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OPI Brand New Skates

OPI Brand New Skates

OPI Brand New Skates COVERMeet one of my biggest nail polish regrets OF ALL TIME. Brand New Skates is from the 2008 OPI Holiday in Toyland collection and at that moment in time I was having a weird nail polish phase where I quit wearing dark polishes. I KNOW. I don’t know what I was thinking.

After years of sleepless nights and prayers to the nail polish gods this beauty arrived in my mailbox one day from none other than…

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Amour Whose Cider Are You On?

Amour Whose Cider Are You On?

Amour Whose CIder Are You On COVERLast weekend was the first ever Charlotte Cider Fest. Being the cider addict that I am of course I attended. It was a great event and a fun evening. And, to top it all off, I had the perfect polish to wear.

Quite awhile ago I ordered this polish from TransDesign. It’s part of their fall 2014 collection and I bought it entirely for the name. There were no swatches that I could find and the photo…

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OPI Bearest Of Them All

OPI Bearest Of Them All

OPI Bearest Of Them All COVERWhen OPI and Coca-Cola teamed up for an entire Coke product inspired collection I was SO EXCITED. Coca-Cola Red has become my go to red polish. Now the two brands have teamed up again to create the cutest holiday nail polish gift set ever. LIKE EVER. No, seriously. It’s adorable.

The set includes an OPI polish called Bearest of Them All as well as a plush Coca-Cola bear ornament (please note the…

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Pixi Matte Black

Pixi Matte Black COVERAll of a sudden matte black polish seems to be the hottest nail polish color of them all. So many brands are releasing matte black polishes right now so I was excited to try this polish from Pixi. I wasn’t sold on the trend in theory but once I got Matte Black on my nails I was hooked.

Matte Black is exactly that; a matte black nail polish. The finish of this polish isn’t completely flat (that’s…

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Perfect Pair: Barielle Moda Bleu & Deborah Lippmann Va Va Voom

Perfect Pair: Barielle Moda Bleu & Deborah Lippmann Va Va Voom

I heart Auburn manicureYou’d think by now I’d be tired of Deborah Lippmann Va Va Voom. I use it all the time. But, alas, I still love it as much as the first time I used it. Perhaps it’s true nail polish love!

Anyway. Last weekend when Auburn played LSU it was the annual All Auburn All Orange game. I didn’t go to the game but did attend the local Charlotte Auburn Club watch party. Since I was going to be wearing an…

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NYC New York Color NY Princess

NYC New York Color NY Princess

NYC New York Color NY Princess COVERIn an alternate universe where I am a princess I’d totally make this my official polish. Because, as a princess I could do such a thing. But alas, I am not a princess (for shame!) so I’ll just have to settle on wearing this gorgeous polish as much as possible.

NY Princess is from NYC’s Fashion Queen collection. I have 2 polishes from this collection (the other being Blue Majesty) and I have to…

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L’Oreal Extraordinaire Gel-Lacque System

L’Oreal Extraordinaire Gel-Lacque System

L'Oreal Extraordinaire Gel-Lacque System COVERThis review is definitely a long time overdue!

I picked up this base and top coat set the beginning of the year and while it took awhile the set has made its way into my regular nail routine.

The Gel-Lacque system is 3 steps. The Gel Primer, the Gel Color and the Gel Glaze. L’Oreal promises using this system will give you a finish that is not only high gloss but will protect the nail color from…

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OPI First Class Desires

OPI First Class Desires

OPI First Class Desires COVERIt’s funny that 2 months ago I wouldn’t have been caught dead wearing a shimmery nail polish. Over the last month or so I’ve made a complete 180 and now I can’t get enough glitter!

For Holiday 2014 OPI teamed up with Gwen Stefanito create a 12 polish collection. For the most part I’m not particularly enthusiastic about this collection. The holidays aren’t my thing anyway and most of the polishes…

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