Pretty Holiday Nails

It is officially the holiday season, and I am all about the holiday sparkly nails. I have picked out a silver, gold, red, and of course, a winter white!

Here they are!

Look at this sparkly red! This is new from Essie Winter 2020. The color is In A Gingersnap, and it is the most metallic cherry red with gold pearl . It is stunning!

I LOVE silver nails, and this color is the sparkliest silver I own. The color is Julep Missy and I have purchased this so many times! So pretty for the holidays.

If we have silver we have to have a gold! This is is a metallic gold, Essie’s Daring Damsel. This is such a pretty color while still being pretty neutral. It will go with anything!

Lastly, a white, but not any white! This color is Essie Sweet Soufflé, a creamy white with a gold-orange shift. This color is so fun snd so pretty and chic for the holidays!

I hope you liked my holiday nail picks! What colors do you like to wear on your nails for the holidays?

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The Miracle $5 Hair Mask

Welp, I have to confess, I have not had a haircut in about a year. Over a year. I was trying to grow out my hair (it is SO LONG), and then with the whole COVID thing…I just haven’t gotten around to it. Maybe I will be able to get one soon, but for now, I’m just gonna hide my split ends the best I can!

I found this mask, and it is a game changer!

This is the Maui Moisture Heal and Hydrate Hair Mask. I picked this up for $5.32 at my local Wal-Mart.

This mask comes in a 12 oz tub, and has really good ingredients like shea butter, aloe, coconut oil, and macadamia oil. It is vegan, paraben free, and sulfate free.

The consistency light and fluffy, like whipped cream!

It is supposed to heal and hydrate hair, and that is just what I need for the dry ends of my hair!

I use this mask about twice a week, I apply it to dry hair (from about my ears down). I really saturate the ends with it, pull it up into a bun (gets a lil messy) and let it sit in my hair as long as I can. 4-5 hours usually.

After that, I shampoo and condition as normal, and my hair is so soft. Not to mention, the smell of this product lingers. It is like a coconut pineapple paradise. You have to smell it!

Although the product doesn’t take away the split ends, it does make my hair appear smoother, shinier, and just a lot softer.

If you have dry hair like I do, I really recommend this mask! It is affordable, and it really works!

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The Best Drugstore Makeup

I really tried to narrow this down to TOP 5, but I couldn’t! These 6 are my all-time favorite AFFORDABLE makeup products. There is really no need to spend a ton of money on makeup when there are such great options at the drugstore.

Here they are!

This L’Oréal Infallible Pro Glow Foundation is one of my top foundations of all time. It provides a solid medium coverage (but is buildable) and gives such a NATURAL look. The finish is dewy and skin like. I also really like the packaging, you don’t have to worry about the plastic squeeze tube breaking or anything in your makeup bag. I wear the shade 201 Classic Ivory.

Next up is the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer. This concealer has been around forever, and it never fails me. I wear the shade Fair. This concealer is a liquid with a doe foot applicator. It comes in a ton of shades and covers my dark circles without being drying. It hydrates my under eyes and doesn’t crease. Love it!

A fairly new product that made the list is the Covergirl Clean Fresh Pressed Powder. I have the shade Fair. First off, the pink packaging is so cute, it reminds me of Too Faced. The powder inside is so soft and smooth, and my pores disappear when I apply this. It keeps my face shine free and actually could be used as a powder foundation because of the coverage it gives. I would take this over any of my high end powders!

A product I have talked about nonstop is the L’Oréal Lash Paradise Mascara. This is my favorite drugstore mascara of all time. It is very comparable to the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (even the packaging is similar). I actually prefer this over that mascara though.

It lengthens the lashes like you wouldn’t believe! It is super black and holds the curl all day. The only con is that it dries out pretty quickly, within about 2 months. I think it is still worth it, though!

For years I was obsessed with the Urban Decay 24/7 pencils, until I discovered these Maybelline Tattoo Studio Gel Pencil Liners. This is in the dark brown color, Bold Brown. This blows my UD Demolition liner out of the water in lasting power and in color. It’s also about half the price!

Lastly, the NYX Butter Glosses. These glosses are a cult fave, and everyone loves them! They are smooth and non-sticky, and come in a TON of colors. This color is Vanilla Cream Pie, a gorgeous sheer bright pink. I LOVE the shade. They also smell like vanilla.

Here’s a swatch.

So, that’s it for my drugstore favorites! It was hard to pick only 6, but these products never fail me, and I love how they are available everywhere.

What are your favorite drugstore products that I should try? Let me know in the comments!

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The Sheer Pink Nail

Pink is my favorite color to wear on my nails, so I had really been wanting to try the pink sheer nails that I’ve been seeing online lately. Sheer nails are by no means something new, but if done right, they can be really chic and pretty!

They’re kind of like the no-makeup-makeup look, but for your nails! No-polish-polish?

This is theeee best color for it.

Essie Gel Couture in Sheer Fantasy. A very light cream baby pink.

I used three coats of this, and I think it is so gorgeous. You get the look of a naked nail, but just a better version of it.

The best part is, if it chips, you can hardly notice! I’ve had this manicure on for 5 days now, and not a single chip. This Essie Gel Couture polish is so good.

It kind of reminds me of a French manicure, which I think is very on trend at the moment!

Do you like sheer nails?

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Sephora HAUL

It’s FRIDAY!!! I never looked forward to Friday as much as I do now that I am in charge of homeschooling my girls!

Let’s celebrate with a haul. I picked up a few things from Sephora and thought it would be fun to share! There is a sale coming up, so maybe this will give you some ideas!

I picked up a few haircare items, this Hair Primer from Sephora Collection called to me, it says it protects against heat, detangles, and nourishes hair. It’s in a pretty big bottle, and was only $12. I will try this on my girls’ hair and also my hair!

Next is the Ouai Leave in Conditioner. I just talked about this in my empties, I used up the mini bottle so I purchased the big size. I LOVE the smell of Ouai products. A lot of people (I mean a lot) say that they don’t like the smell in the reviews, but I think it smells so good. It is very perfume-y. This product makes my hair so soft and helps detangle.

Next up are two glosses. I love the Marc Jacobs glosses, this color is Sugar High and is a rosy color with some sheen. I love the formula of these because they aren’t sticky and actually last.

I had never tried the Sephora Glossed glosses before, but I saw this metallic cranberry color in Witty, and thought it would be so perfect for the holidays!

This Laneige Lip Mask has been on my list for a long time, and I finally pulled the trigger. It is expensive, but it comes with a ton of product and has amazing reviews! I get really dry lips, so hopefully it helps with that. It smells like gummy bears!

Lastly this liquid NARS blush in Torrid. This is a peachy pink with a metallic gold sheen that I thought would be so pretty. I love liquid and cream blushes because I feel like they last longer than powder.

So, that’s what I picked up! Have you tried any of these?

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