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Labor Day Weekend Manicure Woes

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in Manicures | 0 comments

Labor Day Weekend Manicure Woes

Not all manicures are winners.   I’m guessing that most of the stuff you might read about nail art just show you the winners.  But this is a tale of unrequited love.  I love what some nail artists I follow on Instagram have done with individually placing large glitter pieces in their nail art.  I love the idea of individual glitter, and I really love the price since I’ve acquired all of my little pots of glitter at Daiso Japan for $1.50 for a 3-pack. It does not love me.

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Sponsor Me to Attend BlogHer PRO 14

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Career, Conferences & Networking | 0 comments

Sponsor Me to Attend BlogHer PRO 14

BlogHer just announced their next conference, BlogHer PRO ’14.  It will take place December 3 & 4 in Redwood City.  I had a good time attending BlogHer ’14 down in San Jose, but I was left wanting more take-home, actionable items that I could use to build my blog.  This conference seems to focus more on that aspect of blogging.  Most notably, it promises that I will walk away with a new, professional media kit.  This is something I know I need, and would love to have.

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New York Skyline Manicure for #ASE14

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Manicures | 1 comment

New York Skyline Manicure for #ASE14

A few weeks ago I made my triumphant return to New York City to attend and speak at Affiliate Summit East 2014.  Since I’ve been blogging about my nails for a little over a year now, and of course sharing all of those posts to Facebook, a lot of my industry colleagues have taken notice that I have a penchant for nail art and started asking me how I was going to do my nails.

Challenge: Accepted!

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A TrishaLyn.com Redesign! Yay!

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Rambles | 0 comments

A TrishaLyn.com Redesign! Yay!

Things look different around here at TrishaLyn.com (unless you’re reading this through a feed reader, then things are pretty much the same…)!  I finally found a new theme from the fine folks at Elegant Themes that I’m happy with.  It’s simple, but I like the top navigation and right hand sidebar WAY better than everything being on the left.  I don’t know, it just seems more classic this way!

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ColorFoil Chrome Polka Dots

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Manicures | 0 comments

ColorFoil Chrome Polka Dots

I looked far & wide for these damn things!  Seriously, years ago, maybe when I was still in college (yikes), Sally Hansen came out with what they called Chrome Nail Makeup.  I still have a few bottles as I love the high-metallic finish.  I wish they were even MORE metallic and reflective, like those pins you see floating around of mirror-finish nails, but alas, I don’t think that’s possible short of electroplating my nails.  When I saw that Sally Hansen had resurrected this trend this summer, I was so excited!  However, apparently I was not yet excited enough to run to the store for them.

This became a problem.

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Julep Three Wishes Collection

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Manicures | 2 comments

Julep Three Wishes Collection

For my June 2014 Julep Maven Box, I opted in for the Julep Three Wishes Collection.  I loved the colors when viewing them online, and I was even happier with them in person.  The three I opted for as an It Girl were Julep Savoy (an antique gold chrome), Julep Phia (an orchid iridescent chrome), and Julep Jennine (a full-coverage borealis blue stardust).  The Stardust polishes are Julep’s answer to the textured polish craze, providing a matte glitter that gives just enough sparkle.

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