Sally Hansen Pacific Blue | Oldie But Goodie

Hello! Do you have nail colors in your collection that you just can’t get rid of no matter how old they are? I have quite a few…but my oldest one is the original (they have since reformulated it) Sally Hansen Pacific Blue.

I bought this color in 2011. 9 years ago, before I was a MOM!

I can’t bring myself to get rid of it- one, because it’s gorgeous, and two, it is still so smooth and not dried out AT ALL!

I mean, look at it. The creamiest bright royal blue. There’s no other blue like it! Love the brush on this collection, it is thicker than normal and goes opaque in just two coats.

They did reformulate this polish, I haven’t tried out the new(ish) one, but it’s probably really close to the same color- it looks a tad darker, but still so pretty. Get it here for less than $5!

What is the oldest color you have in your collection?

Have a good weekend!

xx

July Faves

Hello! I’ve got some new faves to share! I can’t believe it is the end of July – and life still isn’t back to normal…but at least we have some cool products to distract us with…?

Ok, here they are!

First off, this amazing all-in-one palette! This is the Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette in Gorgeous Glowing Beauty. This palette has three eye colors, a bronzer, two blush colors, and a highlight. This has everything you need to get the prettiest glow. Charlotte Tilbury’s products never disappoint.

A few more makeup products – this Pacifica lip gloss in Beach Kiss. This is the prettiest rose gold gloss that is so shimmery! It’s not sticky and it lasts. Love the color!

This brown gel pencil eyeliner from Maybelline is so smooth and STAYS. I love this even more than my beloved UD Demolition pencil. I use this on my lashline and tight line, and it just looks more natural and softer than using a black liner. It is actually really difficult to remove, but makeup remover takes it off. Love it.

Here are some swatches:

You know I had to include a nail color!

This is Essie Model Citizen, the perfect hot pink creme color! So summery and pretty! Love the Gel Couture line. Opaque in just two coats.

Next, a jewelry cleaner, because this thing is SO COOL. It’s like one of those twist up brush tip lip glosses. You twist it up, wet it, and brush it all over your jewelry. I use this on my wedding ring and it makes it look like when the jeweler cleans it!

Lastly, a bubble bath, because we all need some SELF-CARE.

I love this Dr. Teals Foaming Bath, but had never tried this scent. It smells sweet with the almond oil and is so moisturizing. It also makes a ton of bubbles!

So, that is it for the faves! What have you been loving this month?

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Summer Beauty Must Haves

Well, it’s 104 degrees here in south Texas as I write this post, so I would say it is sweet sweet summertime! Summer is my absolute favorite, I love the swimming, playing outside, and I’m always down for a good ol’ barbecue.

I don’t like to wear a ton of makeup in the summer; just something light because it is so hot out. I feel like a pretty face in the summertime is all about the skin, and having that dewy fresh complexion. Most of these faves are for your face!

I like to use a tinted moisturizer type product in the summer, this one by Bare Minerals goes on super easy and smooth, has SPF 30, and provides a light coverage.

For my cheeks, I love a good glow! This is my favorite highlight of all time, the Laura Geller Gilded Honey. The color is a gold champagne and gives the prettiest sheen!

Here’s a swatch:

For my nails, it’s gotta be Bikini So Teeny by Essie! A summer staple. The perfect purpley-blue periwinkle cream.

Can’t forget about gloss! This is the Liptuitive Glow Gloss by Becca. This gloss looks kind of blue in the tube, and it has iridescent shimmer, but on the lips it turns the prettiest natural shade of pink with a subtle shimmer. The formula of this gloss is so smooth, almost like an oil. It’s not sticky and it lasts!

I love a beachy wave, especially for summer! This Sephora Texture Spray gives a light matte hold to the hair, and adds volume. I love to curl my hair and then spray some of this in and scrunch. Perfect beach waves errtime.

My favorite tanning product EVER is this Loving Tan 2 Hr Express in the dark color. I apply this with a tanning mitt and it never streaks or looks orange on me. I love how it develops in only two hours!

I can’t live without this Caudalie Beauty Elixir. This is a toning spray that smells like a spa and feels cool and minty when you spray it on. Sometimes when I start spraying it, I can’t stop!

My last fave is this Sol De Janiero Brazilian Bum Bum Cream. This is a really popular product in the summer, for its smell alone. It is very strong, and very vanilla coconut. It smells like a tropical vacation. I usually don’t like scented lotion, but this is so good for going to the pool or beach. It is a really thick body cream that really moisturizes.

That is it for my summer faves!

What have you been loving this summer?

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xx amy

Hot PINK Nails For Summer

Hello! Nothing says summer like a bright nail color! I love to use hot pink on my nails and toes in the summertime! It is so fun and really brings out a tan.

My favorite recently has been this creamy hot pink color, Essie Gel Couture in Model Citizen.

I use two coats of this polish for an almost opaque finish. It goes on super smooth and evenly. I love the brush tip on this polish collection, it is flat and wider so just a few strokes covers the whole nail.

Here’s a pic outdoors. This may be my favorite pink EVER!

The Gel Couture line is really nice, it doesn’t chip and lasts for DAYS.

What’s your favorite pink polish?

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xx

The Perfect Summery Rose Gold Nail

Hello! I love a fresh manicure, and like to switch up my nail color a few times a week. Now that it is almost summer, I have been loving hot pinks and bright colors, and especially this ROSE GOLD.

This is OPI Cozu-Melted In the Sun.

This color is STUNNING in person and I always get compliments. It reminds me of the NARS Orgasm blush, but in NAIL form!

It is this super shimmery metallic rose gold color that just makes me look tan and ready for the beach!

I used two coats and it’s fully opaque. OPI has such a good formula and it lasts almost a week without chipping.

Here it is outside in the sun.

What colors have you been loving on your nails?

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