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Essie Bell-Bottom Blues

Hey everyone! I recently bought this shade of polish from Ulta. It’s part of the fall 2015 collection, which is filled with several amazing shades that I want. And of course, after wearing my last look for three days, I decided to mix it up a bit and delve a little deeper into the realm of nail art. Continue reading

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CVS Mini Haul!

Hello everyone! So today, my sister moved back to her college and right before she left she handed me some coupons to CVS, some of which expired today. There were a $3 of a $15 purchase of lipstick, nail polish, foundation, and mascara, a $5 off beauty, and a $1 off coupon. And I walk in and Continue reading

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Essie Lilacism and Butter Violet’s Revenge

More nail polish reviews! And I managed to wear makeup today for the first time since Wednesday. Touching my cheek was painful from getting my wisdom teeth removed and my face is currently somehow super dry and gross and not at all what I want to put makeup on. But I did another very quick French mani the other day using new nail polish. And then promptly took a nap and messed up most of the nails on one hand. Continue reading

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Yet Another Haul!

Hey everyone! I got the Ulta circular last week and fell in love with pretty much everything. So of course I had to head over on Monday! I also had a $3.00 off a bottle of Essie polish that expires on Saturday, and a $3.00 off $15 in beauty products from Target (and needed long candle lighters), and as the two are in the same shopping center… The next day I went to the mall for a bit of back-to-school shopping. Continue reading

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Allure & Butter Arm Candy polish review

As I had my wisdom teeth pulled this morning, my cheeks are puffy and sore and I still have gauze in my mouth. So for the next couple days, at least, I’m not going to show any full-face makeup.

I bought the Allure & Butter Arm Candy nail set when I was in Ulta on Monday. It’s four polishes, each at half the size of a full bottle. The whole cost is $30.00, meaning it’s the same price as two full bottles.

I never tried Butter polishes before as they’re so expensive, and so I felt that this set justified the cost.

They’re very nice polishes. The four colors are So Major! (“Loden-green shimmer”), The Sweet Spot (“Dusty pink creme”), Violet’s Revenge (“Blue-purple creme”), and Front Row (“wine creme”). I was excited for all but The Sweet Spot, as I’m not much of a pink polish kind of girl, but I do like this shade of pink. 

  
I can’t really give a good review on the formula, as using a base coat always makes application much easier (I always found China Glaze to be watery and a kind of weird formula that also chipped easily, but a base coat made it seem like other formulas). Just from applying it seems like an easier formula to work with than a brand like Essie.

I painted my nails with The Sweet Spot and So Major! in a simple French manicure with a full ring finger in So Major! While the picture did turn So Major! into a really vivid green, it looks a bit more brown in real life, especially because it has these faint reddish sparkles as well as some green ones. I think it also is from the color combo. The Sweet Spot also appears a little darker than in the picture. 

 
I am definitely interested in buying another shade of Butter polish, though it will probably be in a shade I am head over heels for and not too soon. And speaking of nail polish shades I’m in love with, I love Essie’s fall collection and bought a shade earlier this week (I had a coupon).

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Whim Nail Polish

This is Whim polish in Do You Lilac Me? I’ve been on a quest to find the perfect light purple nail polish for a while now, and decided to try this one. It’s lighter in the bottle than on my fingers, though, and the color on me actually reminds me of the shade of plastic that all purple things for little girls seem to be. Like, a Barbie doll’s purple shoes would be this exact shade. This is not what I imagined my ideal purple would be. The picture looks a little blue-ish on my screen, but it’s actually an equal mix of blue and pink hues. More of one or the other will shine through based on lighting. Continue reading

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