Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Nude Ombre with Urban Outfitters Afterhours

Hey guys! love doing Glitter Ombre and so this time I tried out a nice, nude version. I started with e.l.f. Desert Haze for the nude shade, using 3 coats. I added glitter with Urban Outfitters Afterhours, a nude and silver polish with a few flecks of orange. I applied from the bottom of my nail up, and voila! I'll always be a sucker for glitter :)

Carolyn xo

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Red + Silver Glitter Mani ft. Jenna Hipp Maraschino

Hey guys! Today I have a fun and really simple nail art look. I tried out Jenna Hipp Maraschino, a really nice cherry (duh) red. I used 2 coats of Maraschino to start and then added some sparkle! I used Pure Ice Kiss me Here for a full nail of glitter on my pinky and an ombre look on my pointer finger. I also used American Apparel Light Year for big glitter pieces on my ring finger. This look is really simple but looks nice!

Carolyn xo

Monday, July 7, 2014

My Take On: Jenna Hipp All About You

Hey guys-

Today I have a review + nail art using Jenna Hipp All About You. All About You is a rose gold polish that applies really nicely. One coat could be enough- although I used two. I then topped this off with a magenta stripe. I'm a sucker for rose gold and have worn this polish several times in the past month! It's great for work or for a wedding. Classy without being obnoxious!

Carolyn xo

Thursday, July 3, 2014

July 4th Nail Art with Salon Perfect Star Spangled and Paint The Town Red

Hey guys! Today I have a fun July 4th mani to share. I received a set of awesome patriotic polishes from Salon Perfect and I immediately went for Star-Spangled! It's a clear polish with silver micro glitter and big red, white, and blue stars. I wore it on top of Salon Perfect Paint the town Red. 

Have a safe and happy July 4th weekend!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

My Take On: The New Braiding Handbook

Hey everyone,

If you've been following my blog for a long time, you'll know I hardly ever post about my hair. That's because we have a love/hate relationship! My hair is naturally very curly and is dark brown. I've found it kinda boring. Then Pinterest came about and I thought wow! I can use all of these great ideas. Buuut...those tutorials usually don't work. Then I received The New Braiding Handbook by Abby Smith! In all seriousness, these have been the only hair tutorials that I've ever been successful at! The book features a ton of great ideas, both casual and messy to formal and elegant. So far I've tried 4-5 of them, and several styles I've worn again and again. I only have pictures a few that I've tried!

The book has been really helpful and I actually keep it in my bathroom so I can use it in the morning when I get ready! :)

Definitely check this book out if you are wanting to step up your braid game! http://www.twistmepretty.com

Carolyn xo

Disclosure: This book was provided to me to review, however all opinions are my own.

Black + Nude Glitter Ombre Nail Art

Hi everyone! Today I have a so-fun color combo. This ombre trend seems to be sticking around for a while, and I wanted to try out a fully glitter-ized version. I used started with e.l.f. Desert Haze for a nude base and Essie Licorice for a black base. Then I started my glitter ombre! I used China Glaze Champagne Kisses for my Nude Glitter. For the Black Glitter I used Urban Outfitters Black Glitter polish (no name!). The ombre turned out surprisingly well, and as both of these glitters are relatively chunky, I could touch up with no issue! I did have to use 2 coats of top coat to full seal these in.

Carolyn xo

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

My Take On: Jenna Hipp Fashionably Late

Hi everyone!

Today I have a great new Jenna Hipp polish for review. I am a sucker for fall colors so despite the warm weather I couldn't resist Fashionably Late- a deep navy with subtle sparkle. I'm really digging the Jenna Hipp collection and this polish is one of my favorites. I used two coats for these photos.

Carolyn xo