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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

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


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 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!