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 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!

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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?

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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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