Holiday Dotticure

Holiday dotticure featuring polishes by OPI, Sally Hansen, Zoya, Fingerpaints and Barielle

Are you ready for the holidays? My house is decorated, a lot of my shopping is already done, but for some reason I am just not in the holiday spirit this year. I decided to do a holiday mani to help get me in the mood. When it comes to Christmas, I prefer traditional colors. Naturally, my first holiday dotticure of the year needed to reflect that preference!  Continue reading

Sinful Colors Partial Winter 2015 Swatches and Review Part 2: The Toppers

Sinful Colors Holiday 2015

As mentioned in the first part of my review, part 2 is dedicated to 5 of the Finishing Touch toppers. I have five to show you today and two of them are brand new!

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Sinful Colors Partial Winter 2015 Swatches and Review Part 1: The Solids

Sinful Colors Holiday 2015

Hello again! Today I am posting part one of my swatches for the Sinful Colors Winter 2015. This collection has 25 polishes in it(26 if you find them at Walgreens). Completely UN-shockingly, most of them are re-promotes. By my count (please correct me if I am wrong) there are five new polishes this go-round and one of them is a Walgreens exclusive, so you’ll need a mule to get iti f you don’t have any Walgreens stores in your area. Let’s get started with part one!

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Butter London – Invite Only 6-Piece Set: Swatches and Review

Butter London - Invite Only 2015 Holiday Collection

I’m a big fan of Butter London – they are pretty much my favorite brand for polish! When I saw the Invite Only set at my local Ulta, I was immediately in love with the selection of colors and finishes. This review is brought to you by the enabling of my husband, who talked me into getting it!

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I Know What I Wore for Christmas Last Year… But I Can’t Show You.

Christmas a la Barielle

So, yeah. I spent a lot of time early in December, trying to decide what the crown jewel of my Christmas manicures would be. The special one I’d have on for Christmas day (yes, these are they types of thoughts that consume me, don’t judge!). Then there was the sickness. Which lead to the exhaustion. Which lead to me wearing a chipped manicure for almost 4 days (7 days total!). Sadly, it didn’t get any better.

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White and gold manicure with berries

Winter Berry nails featuring OPI - Don't Touch my Tutu

I participated in a Secret Santa with my ladies from the BHB and my amazing Santa got me a polish that had been on my wishlist for at least 6 months. It’s hardly shocking that it is like the first polish I tried out, right?

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Marsala Madness – Experiments in Frankenpolish

Marsala Inspired Frankenpolish mani

Pantone announced this years color of the year: Marsala. It’s a very earthy orangeish-reddish-brownish (rustish) color and personally, I love it. As soon as I saw the color, I knew I wanted polish just like it! I looked around a little bit, but didn’t see anything quite right so I decided to make my own using polishes currently sitting in my destash box!

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Catching up on my Christmas manis

OPI - My Vampire is Buff stamped with Essie - Good as Gold

December was a bit on the sucky side this year. I was sick for most of it and only had enough energy to deal with the holiday stuff going on, which didn’t leave nearly enough time for manicures and polish. I have several holiday manicures that I wanted to post and never did, so they all go here to help me catch up on my posting. I never even managed to find the energy to post these manis to IG, so I am putting them all together in one post.

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My True Love Creations Swatches, Reviews and Bonus Nail Art!

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Late last week, I got an envelope I had been expecting from Canada. Inside were 4 little bottles of love from My True Love Creations. All of these polishes are from her upcoming collection due to hit her store in January and I  do love them all! However, one in particular has found a place amongst my most favorite all-time polishes.

My True Love Creations Winter Collection
My True Love Creations Winter Collection

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