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Pamper Her Sunday

November 2, 2014
Pink by Kiss Nail Strips

Fall back Yo!!!! I sure felt my extra hour this morning and woke with a purpose and mission to get everything around here done in a timely manner so I could take some time in the evening to properly plan out the upcoming week, and pamper myself a bit.
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5 Savvy Budget Beauty Buys for Spring

April 4, 2014
Essie Turquoise And Caicos
Hey! I’m away in Jacksonville, FL with my Sorors for the South Atlanta Regional Conference. While I’m enjoying myself in a sea of  pink and green one of my beautiful Sorors in another region is guest posting today. Show her some love!

I introduce to you Kim Jackson of Pish Posh Perfect!

If you’re like me, you’re ready to punch up your beauty routine with a fresh look and breakout color—after such a long and dreary winter. If you happen to also be minding your budget, don’t think that it has to cost and arm and a leg to refresh yourself and your beauty routine. You can spring into the new season with a few budget beauty buys that will not only cost you less, but show off your modern girl’s knack for combining a love of luxury with financial savvy.

Ardell ‘Curvey’ Eyelash Collection

Ardell Curvy Eyelashes

Have a special spring occasion that might cause you to give some extra eye-batting length to your lashes? At a little over $3, Ardell Eyelashes are a great way to dip your toe into the end of the longer lash pool, without the commitment of having lashes professionally applied. They’re super easy to do yourself, and even if you mess up, you won’t also be throwing away money at the same time. Get them now – $3.99 at Ulta.

M·A·C ‘Candy Yum Yum’ Lipstick

MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick

One of my favorite things about MAC Matte Lipsticks is that they are so richly pigmented that the color lasts ALL day long. You can literally go from a daytime romp to a night on the town with barely a reapplication in between, thanks to their ultra moisturizing formula. And what pops more on a spring day than the ultimate power pink?! Shop it now – $16 at Nordstrom.

Essie Nail Polish ‘Turquoise And Caicos’

Essie Turquoise And Caicos

Transport yourself to the islands with Essie Nails ‘Turquoise And Caicos’, a pastel Easter egg turquoise color that is perfect for channeling warmer weather. Pair it with orange, one of this season’s hottest colors, for a bold and on-trend color combination. Buy it – $8.50 at Kohl’s

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in ‘Tutti Frutti’

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter - Tutti Frutti

And speaking of the orange trend, go ahead and embrace it with gusto when you wear Revlon ColorBurst lip color in Tutti Frutti. Impossibly moisturizing, Revlon’s Lip Butter in this bright hue will make your lips both kissably soft and impossible to ignore. Shop Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter – $7.50 at Drugstore.com

Sephora Collection Sculpting Trio

Sephora Collection Bronzer

Nothing says ‘sun kissed’ better than an amazing bronzer, and Sephora makes several of my favorites. Their sculpting trio, allows a girl to embrace three sophisticated makeup trends at once with a combination luminizer, blush and bronzer, for the ultimate in contouring and sculpting—while still maintaining a natural look.  You’ll be absolutely radiant and flawless—as though you just “woke up like this”. Shop the collection – $21 at Sephora.

 

Kim Jackson is a Baltimore-based blogger, integrated marketing consultant and writer. She has written style and beauty posts for websites including Curly Nikki, the ‘Fro Fashion Week blog, Madame Noire and Carol’s Daughter’s Transitioning Movement. You can find her regularly writing tips for living a healthy, style-savvy and well-organized life at her site, Pish Posh Perfect

Beauty, MANICure MONDAY, Nail Polish

Just Another MANICure Monday

January 6, 2014

Hey!

This is the first link up of the new year and I promise stability and great things on Mondays in 2014. So make it your business to paint your nails on Sunday evenings while watching your shows and come link up with us on Mondays.

MANICure Monday is starting off the new year with a new hostess. I want to welcome Alisha from Coilylocks.com to the mix. She takes her nail art to another level and shares a love for nail art and polish like Efie and I do. She is going to be an awesome fit.

MANICure Monday Badge

I’m hosting this week. Linky will be open until Friday!

Seeing that I have tons of polish that I haven’t even touched I am making it my business to try the colors that I haven’t tried before. If I don’t like them they will be given away. Sad to say the color I used this week will be the first casualty.

I used Finger Paint color “Whose Hue” and my question is Whose idea was it to make this color. I don’t like it. I suppose it could be that it doesn’t look well on my skin color. It is a purplish color with a tad bit of sparkle.

Finger Paint Whose Hue

I couldn’t deal with the color by itself so I added a little metallic- Essie “Penny Talk” the gold did a little something but I don’t know how long this will last :-(

Essie Penny Talk

Looked a little something like this:

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Hope your digits came out better than mine. Let me see your MANICure!! Don’t forget to grab the link up button!

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Just Another MANICure Monday….on Wednesday

November 6, 2013
Wet and Wild Tickled Pink Nail Polish

Now that things are finally calming down I am ready to start linking back up and hosting MANICure Monday regularly. My fine co-hostess Efie has been holding it down in my absence and she is hosting this week so get over there and link up.

Oh…how I have missed polishing my nails. Seeing that I am still on cloud 1908 and will probably be for awhile don’t be surprised to see my nails in variations of pink and green. This week I went with the first pink I could get my hands on in my bin and wouldn’t you know the name of the color is “Tickled Pink” by Wet and Wild. How. Fitting!!

The coverage was decent for the lower priced line of Wet and Wild. I needed about 3 coats to get good coverage. I just painted them so I can’t talk to you about any chipping, however I did use my tried and true method to a longer lasting manicure.

Wet and Wild Tickled Pink Nail Polish

Look at my baby ivy in the background!

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Just Another MANICure Monday- Fall Nail Color Edition

July 22, 2013
L'Oreal L'Orange

It is my week to host the link up and truthfully my manicure is a mess. My nails look like all of the drama I’ve been going through with this house business. Need a description? They look like disappointment, mixed in with failed dreams and sheer aggravation. Trust me, I’ll spare you the visual. I tried though.

Anywhoooooooo.

I thought I would give you the scoop on some of the hottest new fall nail colors. Fall is just around the corner so grab these when you see them to make sure you stay on trend this fall!

China Glaze Rare and Radiant

China Glaze – Rare and Radiant

Essie Bordeaux

Essie – Bordeaux

Laura Mercier Cocoa Suede

Laura Mercier – Cocoa Suede

L'Oreal L'Orange

L’Oreal – L’Orange

Deborah Lippman Dark Side of the Moon

Deborah Lippman- Dark Side of the Moon

Link up and show off your MANICure. Can’t wait to see what you ladies came up with.