Thursday, September 5, 2013

Instagram Giveaway

Hi Everyone!
I'm doing a giveaway on my Instagram and wanted to give everyone the chance to enter.
Here is what you can win: Maybelline Baby Lips in Pink Shock, China Glaze Orange Cuticle Oil, Essie Butler Please, Fing'rs Nail Art Tattoos, Loose diamond shaped glitter pot, Maybelline Clearly Spotted, Sation Miss Pro-nup glitter polish, Revelon Girly, and Love & Beauty Dusty Blue.

Since this is an Instagram based giveaway, click here to see how to enter.
Giveaway ends Sept 15th, 11:59 pm central time.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Layla Polish and Caviar Beads

Hi Everyone!

Sorry, I haven't posted in a while. I started a new job and have been very busy. If you don't already, follow my Instagram @the_beauty_b where I update more frequently!

I recently won a giveaway from NailIt magazine, which was very exciting because I never win anything!
I received some prety Layla polishes and caviar beads

I used a hot pink Layla polish as my base (it didn't have a name) and the caviar beads on my ring finger. I did put topcoat on because I feel without topcoat they fall off by the end of the day. The beads lasted through the week with topcoat! For my middle finger I used a dotting tool to make the dots. For the stripes I used good 'ole scotch tape. Fairly simple manicure, but an impactful end result!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

China Glaze Swanky Silk

Hi Everyone!

Today I have a nail art look using China Glaze Swanky Silk which is a beautiful rose gold.

This mani was fairly simple; I used China Glaze Swanky Silk on each finger and China Glaze Razzle Me, Dazzle Me on my middle finger. I absolutely love this glitter! It's so unique and creates a cool look on the nail. For my black polish I used Sally Hansen Midnight in NY and striping tape to create the striped looks.

On my pinkie I have the 2mm gold square studs from the Born Pretty Store. I absolutely love these little studs and they are perfect for all kinds of nail art. If you haven't shopped here yet, I highly recommend it. They have tons of nail items at a great price. They were also generous enough to give my readers a 10% off coupon code. Use code TGL91 at check out to redeem!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Blue Nail Art

Hi Lovelies!
I was inspired to do a blue mani due to all the recent Spring rain we've been having here in Texas! Also, it happens to be Autism awareness month, so I've been seeing a lot of blue nails for Autism out there and thought I'd do one too!

Colors used were: Zoya Jo (medium blue), China Glaze Midnight Mission (dark blue), Essie Borrowed and Blue (light blue), and OPI Last Friday Night (glitter).
I really wanted to do a mix of designs here, so I thought ombre, striping, fishtail, and a glitter gradient would be fun! I have to say this is one of my favorite manis to date.

Let me know if anyone is interested in a post on a tutorial for any of the above techniques. I know there are probably a million out there already, but I'd be happy to post how I do it.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter Nails

Hi Everyone!
I know this is a day late, but I just had to share. Below are my nails I did for Easter.
I just loved how these turned out!

Colors used were Essie Neo Whimsical, Zoya Blu with Deborah Lippmann's Glitter in the Air on top, China Glaze Lemon Fizz, and Zoya Neely. I used a doting tool for the flowers, dots, and part of the chick. 

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Hope everyone had a great Easter!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Springtime Half Moon Mani

Spring has finally sprung and I couldn't be any happier. 
To celebrate I did the below half moon mani.

Polishes used for pastels were China Glaze Refresh Mint, OPI Pink Friday, China Glaze Lemon Fizz, and Zoya Kennedy. I topped it all off with OPI My Vampire is Buff. 

This turned out really great! A fairly simple, yet fresh spring mani.

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!

The below mani was made using Zoya Ivanka and Orly Luxe. Hope everyone had a fun day!!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Pastel Ombre

Hi Everyone!

Today I have for you a pastel ombré look I created using a variety of polishes.
This is my first time attempting ombré with a makeup sponge and it turned out pretty well!

I used OPI Alpine Snow as my white base. Then I sponged on the following colors from Charming Charlie: Lovely in Lilac, Such a doll, and Such a Peach for the pinkish  nail. Then used Charming Charlie What a Lime, as well as China Glaze Refresh Mint and OPI What's with the Cattitude for the greenish nail. I'm looking forward to trying another ombré!

Monday, February 25, 2013

OPI You're Such A Budapest

Hi Everyone!

Today I have for you You're Such a Budapest from the OPI Euro Centrale collection. This is my new favorite spring polish! At first I was unsure, but it is gorgeous on. It's a perfect spring lavender. It goes on a little thin, so you may need 3 coats depending on how thick your coats are. Is anyone else as in love with this as I am?

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Hi Everyone!

I know I have been gone for what seems like forever, but I am finally getting back to blogging!

I went ahead and created an Instagram account, which has been so much easier for me to keep up with. So follow me here or @the_beauty_b.

Stay tuned for exciting newness :)