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Proactiv 3 Step Acne Treatment System Review

Posted on May 27, 2016 in Beauty, Reviews |

Proactiv 3 Step Acne Treatment System Review

According to the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 54% of women over the age of 25 have acne.  I’m here to say that, unfortunately, I think I’m one of those 54%!  I’ve never been really good at following a facial care routine, so I’m not sure if it’s actually acne or just dirty pores, but when I was given the chance by Facing Acne to try Proactiv, I jumped at it!  I had a friend in high school that used Proactiv right when it came out and raved about it, so I was excited to finally try it.

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MIA in 2016: An Update

Posted on Apr 4, 2016 in Career, Crafts, Manicures, Pets, Rambles |

MIA in 2016: An Update

I know, I’ve been missing in action on this blog.  I have not really been in a mood to talk, kinda.  But I will share my latest manicures with you, cause, they’re pretty great.  This is going to be a long post to catch up, so get ready to dig in!

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Julep Red & Gold Ombre Nail Art Tutorial

Posted on Dec 5, 2015 in Manicures |

Julep Red & Gold Ombre Nail Art Tutorial

If you’ve been following my blog for long enough, you’ll have noticed that I love nail art… but I’m no nail tech.  I do my best, but I usually have to simplify things.  That’s why I LOVE the look of the red & gold ombre nail art tutorial that Julep has shared.  It’s got holiday flare but it’s also elegant enough to really be worn year-round with the right outfit and attitude.

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Julep Matte Metallic Fall Manicure

Posted on Nov 14, 2015 in Manicures |

Julep Matte Metallic Fall Manicure

Having been a Julep Maven for almost two years now, I officially own 76 different Julep polishes.  That’s 24% of my entire collection (you can do the math).  So in the last few months, I’ve been really finicky with my Maven selections, opting for makeups or skipping boxes.  But when I saw the new Julep Matte Metallic collection, I couldn’t pick just one… so I splurged and upgraded my box to get all 5 colors.  Once I got them, I fell in love with them all over again and was immediately inspired with an idea.  So I did a fall manicure with some Bundle Monster stamping plates.

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Impromptu Halloween Manicure 2015

Posted on Nov 7, 2015 in Manicures |

Impromptu Halloween Manicure 2015

This is the first year in a long time that I didn’t dress up for Halloween.  I didn’t even decorate my house.  All of my energy was wrapped up in Disneyland.  Which is fine by me.  So the day of, Saturday, while I was waiting to hear from my friend Lorenza on when to come pick her up, I decided I had enough time to do something somewhat on-theme for a Halloween manicure.

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Lightning Bolt Manicure using NailVinyls

Posted on Jul 20, 2015 in Beauty, Manicures |

Lightning Bolt Manicure using NailVinyls

I am a bit of a hoarder of nail vinyls.  Even though I think I’ve figured out making my own for the most part with the Cricut, I have some that I purchased from NailVinyls™ and I don’t want to just blow through them.  So I tend to forget I have them.  I’ve been in a bit of a nail art rut lately while working on other projects and having some pain issues in my left thumb, so I decided I wanted something simple to do, yet fun, to shake things up a bit.

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