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Experimenting with Peel-Off Base Coat

Posted on Sep 25, 2017 in Beauty, Manicures | 23 comments

Experimenting with Peel-Off Base Coat

I’ve seen peel-off base coats in the past, but never pulled the trigger on buying one.  I’ve been watching more videos by Cristine of Simply Nailogical and she loves her peel-off base coat so she can switch up her manicure super often without killing her nails.  After seeing her use it under gel polish and her Best Peel-Off Base Coat video, I decided to pull the trigger and order her favorite – √úNT Ready for Takeoff Peelable Base Coat – and do my own experiments.

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Bark at the Park 2017 Oakland Athletics Manicure

Posted on Aug 7, 2017 in Beauty, Manicures |

Bark at the Park 2017 Oakland Athletics Manicure

It’s that time for my annual Oakland Athletics themed manicure!  This year, the first game I’ve gone to all season is my first Bark at the Park game with Pixel!  We went with my best friend Rachel and her pup Appa and had a great time.  Of course, I made them both cute baseball green & gold tutus and made Pixel & myself some matching bling, but I was torn when it came to my nails.  Dog themed or Oakland Athletic’s themed?  As the little girl in the taco shell commercials says, porque no los dos?

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Win Julep Kerry for a Perfect Fall Manicure

Posted on Nov 7, 2016 in Beauty, Contests, Manicures | 1 comment

Win Julep Kerry for a Perfect Fall Manicure

Once again, my mistake is someone else’s gain.  The fatal downfall to having 347 different bottles of nail polish is that on occasion, I get a duplicate.  Not just a similar polish, but the exact same one.  In this case, I opted in for the Pumpkin Spice Mystery Polish in my November Julep Maven Box and ended up with a second bottle of Julep Kerry.  So let’s have a giveaway!

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Halloween Manicure Roundup 2016

Posted on Oct 30, 2016 in Manicures |

Halloween Manicure Roundup 2016

Halloween manicure time!  After having taken quite the break from doing my nails, I jumped in full force this month with three different Halloween themed manicures.  They range from basic to somewhat advanced, but all are spooky fun!

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Oakland Athletics Manicure 2016 Edition

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 in Beauty, Manicures |

Oakland Athletics Manicure 2016 Edition

If you’ve been following me for a few years, you’ve seen I’ve done an Oakland Athletics themed manicure for my first game every season.  This year’s first game manicure has come later than the others considering I’ve been unemployed.  However, thanks to Lorenza’s ticket deal booklets and Free Parking Tuesday, I went to my first game last night for the 2016 season!

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Two Manicures in One Bottle: Color Changing Nail Polish

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 in Beauty, Manicures |

Two Manicures in One Bottle: Color Changing Nail Polish

A few years ago, on a cruise out of Tampa, I discovered color changing nail polish from Del Sol.  As I’d never seen it anywhere else, I assumed that the only company that made UV light activated color changing nail polish was Del Sol.  A few months ago, while at a casual oogling trip to my local beauty supply store, I discovered another color changing nail polish by Ruby Wing, so I picked it up.  But with 300+ nail polishes, it got filed into a drawer and kinda forgotten about.

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