Quick Review ~ Sephora Formula X Base Coat

IMG_20140421_182743_732-1Hi Loves!  I’ve been searching for a decent top coat for quite a while and have found one that I’m really enjoying.  This is from the new line Sephora brought in last fall in the Formula X Line. Continue reading


Weekend Mani ~ Sephora by OPI ~ Meet for Drinks


Its time for a weekend mani!  I’ve missed doing these because I find doing my nails to be a sort of relaxing process!  I took the past week off because I’m still trying to get rid of a little staining on my nails.  I have been drooling over all of the fall colors I’m seeing in the magazines and online so thought it’s time for my first “fall” mani!  This color is Sephora by OPI’s Meet for Drinks and unfortunately it’s no longer available so I can’t provide you with Sephora’s description.  However I’d say its a vampy dark red with a touch of burgundy to it.  I can’t stop staring at my nails – I saw on instagram after posting that someone used a gold glitter on accent nails and it looked amazing.  I might have to buy some in the future and try that.  I also see that matte nails are coming back so might try that with this color as well.

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Weekend Mani/Pedi ~ Using Sephora by OPI



This week was my birthday (I hit the big 3-0!) and I was going out to celebrate with friends over the weekend.  I chose to share my mani & pedi this week since I re-did them both before the celebrating started!  On my tootsies is Sephora by OPI in “Teal We Meet Again” (bottom coat) and then I topped it with “I’m So Sari!”.  I liked how the bigger glitter picked up the light and wanted to do something fun on my toes.

On my nails I went back to Sephora by OPI in “Henna-thing Is Possible” – I love this color its the perfect magenta color for me!

*Ignore the chips, I guess I didn’t get a good amount of top coat on!  🙂

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Weekend DIY Mani – Using Sephora by OPI


IMG_20130707_113700_371Weekend Mani Time!!!  I love doing my nails and am fairly fortunate that I’m able to grow them or keep them short.  This weekend’s mani features two of my new polishes from Sephora’s half off sale!  I think summer is the perfect time of year to play around with colors that you wouldn’t normally wear.  I think this color could also be pretty in fall and winter as well.

1-Teal We Meet Again

2-Accent Nail (base of teal we meet again) ombre style with I’m So Sari


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Nail Polish Haul!! {obsessed!?!}

I have loved nail polish for as long as I remember.  Growing up I think I was drawn to it because it was “sort-of” makeup that my mom let me have and if nothing else let me experiment with.  Do you remember those crazy early ’00’s post grunge colors like black, dark green, navy blue, yellow, etc.  I had a ton of them.  Then I went to college and scaled back my obsession until a couple of years ago when it started to grow again.  Growing up I was focused on whatever I could find that was cheap (I had to spend my own hard earned money on it!!).  Now I have started to favor brands like Zoya, OPI, and Orly.

Here is my latest haul from Sephora and their summer sale where polishes are half off!  I had to stop myself from buying a lot more but here’s what I purchased!  They are fairly true to color in the picture.  Starting top to bottom (also on the nail wheel) they are:


1. Arm Candy (I feel like this is more bubblegum/hot pink

2. Henna-thing is Possible (LOVE vibrant jewel tone colors on my fair skin!!)

3. Curve-aceous (I also have a weakness for what I feel is the “perfect” red)

4. Teal We Meet Again (A little crazy for me but I cannot wait to put this on my toes!)

5. I’m So Sari (Wouldn’t this pair nicely with “Teal We Meet Again” – I’m thinking as a tip or as an accent nail!)


Do you have any beauty obsessions?  I’d love to hear what your weakness is when it goes on sale!

Next post will be on organizing jewelry in an *inexpensive* and visual way!

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