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SinfulColors Solar Flux

SinfulColors Solar Flux coverYou know the saying “the grass is always greener”? Well, I have that problem with yellow polishes. I am fully aware the vast majority of yellow anything, not just polish, looks bad on me. Yet here I am with yet another yellow polish despite the fact that so many colors do look good on me! I can’t help it. It’s a problem.

Solar Flux is from the Summer 2014 SinfulColors Silk + Satin collection. The…

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NYC - Sweet Melon

NYC – Sweet Melon

NYC - Sweet Melon Can you believe it? This is my very first NYC polish! Alli is a big NYC fan, so was really excited to give them a try.

Sweet Melon is from NYC’s Brazil inspired City Samba Collection. Yes, the very same collection that has a perfect dupe for Pacific Blue. Go and see for yourself! Alli reviewed Ocean Bluea few days ago – complete with comparisons. If OPI hadn’t already done a Brazil collection,…

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Perfect Pair: Barielle Panama Pina Colada and Sally Hansen Liquid Gold

Perfect Pair: Barielle Panama Pina Colada and Sally Hansen Liquid Gold

Perfect Pair Barielle Panama Pina Colada and Sally Hansen Liquid GoldSometimes I just can’t help myself. This manicure is all wrong for my skintone but I just love it.

I was wearing Barielle Panama Pina Collada which I adore but wanted to add something to spice it up a bit. Until this manicure I hadn’t used Sally Hansen Liquid Gold but had been dying to try it.

At first I was just going to do a standard French manicure but then I decided to make it a bit more…

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Essie Marshmallow

Essie Marshmallow coverThis is a polish I never thought would land in my collection. But after falling head over heels in love with Funky Fingers Jaw Breaker I realized there was a reason this polish comes with so much buzz. And when I acquired FingerPaints Red, White & Hue I knew it was finally time to order Marshmallow.

Obviously I ordered Marshmallow for one reason; to do jelly sandwiches. But, I did want to try it…

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Barielle Miami Heat

Barielle Miami Heat CoverIt’s hard for me to believe I haven’t done a post on Miami Heat yet! It’s constantly been on my nails recently. I used it in my American flag nails as well as my nautical manicure. Miami Heat has definitely turned into my go to red this summer!

Interestingly enough, Barielle describes Miami Heat as a sheer jelly red. This polish is no where NEAR sheer. A more accurate description of Miami heat is…

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NYC Ocean Blue

NYC New York Color Ocean BlueHello gorgeous!

I’m having so much fun with the NYC New York Color City Samba collection. The colors are bright and perfect for summer. NYC sent me the collection to review but when I spotted the collection display at (the super fancy) Rite Aid I noticed there was one polish I didn’t have. It was Ocean Blue. Well, am I glad I picked it up!

Ocean Blue is a bright, medium blue creme. It’s exactly…

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Sally Hansen Color Foil Purple Alloy

Sally Hansen Color Foil Purple Alloy

Sally Hansen Color Foil Purple Alloy coverThe Sally Hansen Color Foil collection is winning me over!

The first polish I tried from this collection, Sterling Silver, was awesome but it was very similar to other polishes I already had in my collection. I was a bit skeptical about using a polish with a metallic finish in a color that isn’t normally a metal but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised!

Purple Alloy is a medium purple with a…

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Nail Art: Eiffel Tower and French Flag Bastille Day Manicure

Nail Art: Eiffel Tower and French Flag Bastille Day Manicure

Bastille Day Nail Art CoverMy nails have been taking a trip around the world. Within a week I’ve done posts on American flag nails, German flag nails and now French flag nails! But today is Bastille Day and in keeping with the tradition I had to do a Bastille Day manicure!

This year I did a simple manicure with French flag and Eiffel Tower accent nails.

I started off with a base of Sally Hansen Sterling Silverinstead of…

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Julep - Tamara

Julep – Tamara

Julep - Tamara CollageIt’s been a while since I’ve gotten a Julep box. However, I just couldn’t find it in myself to check the “skip this month” box. I am so in love with the scent of the Julep’s Beach Tonic Dry Body Oil, that I couldn’t pass up the Bare Body Milk– same scent! Heavenly, seriously. While I love the Poolside theme for July 2014, it took a while to choose my colors. I knew Alli would want Dawn (you know…

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Nail Art: German Flag Manicure

Nail Art: German Flag Manicure

Germany World Cup ManicureToday is the final of the World Cup! It’s an exciting day just because of that but even more exciting is Germany is in the final. During the 2006 World Cup I was in Germany and I totally caught soccer fever. Ever since I’ve always cheered on Germany so hopefully they can pull off a win today!

I’m going out to a local bar to watch the game with some friends so, of course, I needed a perfect…

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