Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Pineapple Nail Art with OPI Juice Bar Hopping

Hey guys! As we get ready for the holidays and when the winter is chilly, I like to throw in some festive tropical looks too! I used a ton of polish for this. The orange base is OPI Juice Bar Hopping. I then added pineapples in Pure Ice Show Stopper, and used FingerPaints Golden Glaze for the stripes. I finished the look off with China Glaze Running in Circles for the green tops! This look is perfect for fingers or toes on any tropical vacation.

Carolyn xo 

My Take On: FingerPaints Impressionist Red

Hey guys! Today I'm trying FingerPaints Impressionist Red. It's a nice even red creme polish. Not too light and not too dark. I applied 3 coats of it with Essie top coat! Red is always classic and you can never have too many!

Carolyn xo

Friday, December 19, 2014

FingerPaints Purple Palette Half Moon Mani

Hey everyone! Today I have a fun purple look with some glitter to add to it! I started with China Glaze What A Pansy, a light lilac purple. I used hold punch reinforcers to create the shape and then added FingerPaints Purple Palette on top! It took about 4 coats to get complete coverage. I peeled off the stickers after it dried, and used two coats of top coat.

Carolyn xo

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Butter London Pillar Box Red + Gold Foil

Hey guys! Today I have a fun winter mani to share. I started with Butter London Pillar Box Red. It's a deep red, perfect for the holidays! I then used Color Club Gold Foil on top. I applied it in a random pattern to appear more like gold leaf. I love the way this turned out and I think it's great for the holidays!

Carolyn xo

Friday, December 12, 2014

My Take On: Jenna Hipp Up Til The Sun

Hey guys! Today I have a bright fun color to share on this dreary day. Jenna Hipp Up Til the Sun is a vibrant hot pink- but more on the fuschia side rather than highlighter level hot pink. Like most of her polishes, I only needed two coats for full coverage. In these photos, I've used three coats. It's really fun and bright but not too overpowering. Great to wear on your toes if you're heading anywhere tropical this winter!

Carolyn xo

Thursday, December 11, 2014

My Take On: Spa Sonic Face & Body Polisher

Earlier this month I tried out the Spa Sonic Face & Body Polisher. It comes in so many bright fun colors and designs, I tried the Tangerine color. It's a really compact size so it's easy to travel with and store. I also love the different options for polishers. It's super easy to use and I really felt a different on my face after using it.

Carolyn xo

Monday, November 24, 2014

My Take On: FingerPaints Springtime Bloom + A Pink of Pixie

Hi everyone! Today I have another fun FingerPaints review. I started with Springtime Bloom, a light pink creme polish. I used two costs. Then I added A Pink of Pixie- a clear polish with silver and pink glitter shapes. I really love this glitter topcoat. Pinks like this are fun for any season!!

Carolyn xo

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

FingerPaints Dream I Can Fly + Crystal Springs

Hi everyone! Today I have a very sparkly review for you. I started with FingerPaints Dream I Can Fly. DICF is a bright aqua creme polish. I used three coats with this polish. Then I added 3 coats of Crystal Springs. Crystal Springs is a clear polish with aqua glitter and silver chunky glitter. These two match perfectly! Love the subtle sparkle that adds a touch of fun, would be perfect for an accent nail.

Carolyn xo

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

My Take On: Korres Black Pine Firming, Lifting & Antiwrinkle Night Cream

Hi everyone- today I have a fun review to share. I was able to try out Korres Black Pine Firming, Lifting & Antiwrinkle Night Cream. Korres uses Black Pine trees- which have survived the harshest conditions while continually improving their defense systems, being essentially ageless.

This cream is so smooth and soft, I wanted to put it on my hands :). After washing my face, I put the cream out and definitely felt more moisturized. The cream has eight unique extracts to provide instant lifting. I could feel the difference after just a few days.

Carolyn xo

Monday, November 10, 2014

My Take On: Jenna Hipp Wine Me, Dine Me

Hi everyone! Today I have a review of Jenna Hipp Wine Me, Dine Me. This polish is great for fall/winter- it's a deep grape purple shade. One coat could even be enough, but I used three. I swear, dark purple is becoming a winter neutral these days! Application was great with this too!

Carolyn xo

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Pink + Glitter Half Moon Mani

Hey guys! Have some fun nail art to share today. Normally I'd say this is a little too summery for October, but it was 85 today! I started with China Glaze Peonies & Park Ave, a bright pink creme polish. Then I added China Glaze I'm a Go Glitter, a clear polish with pink, teal and lime green glitter. I created a Half Moon mani by layering the glitter polish on carefully. Normally I use the hole punch reinforcers but this time just freehanded it!

Carolyn xo

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

My Take On: Pur Minerals Makeup

Hey everyone! Today I have a fun makeup review for you. I was provided three items from Pur Minerals to review and I was so excited to try them! I'm always looking for new makeup solutions for my skin.

First, I tried their 4-in-1 Liquid foundation!  Love that it has SPF (a must-have for me!) and it promises 14-hour wear, great for heading to work all day and then having a night out without having to worry about it wearing off. It was so smooth to put on, and the color blended into my skin really nicely.

 Next, I tried their CC Cream. I've recently tried several CC creams and this one felt sooo good on my skin! With an SPF of 40, this is great to wear every day, even when I don't feel like putting on a full face of makeup.

Lastly, I was able to try their 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Powder. Powder is a key in my makeup routine to keep my face looking fresh all day. This powder had the perfect balance between smoothness and coverage.

Overall I loved these products and would definitely recommend them!

Carolyn xo

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

My Take On: ICU Eyewear Sunglasses!

Just because it's fall doesn't mean you can't look fabulous in sunglasses! ICU Eyewear offers tons of adorable styles at great prices. I was able to sample two pairs from them and love them both. They're sturdy and they definitely block the sun. Perfect for a casual day in the park or pairing with a great dress and coat.

Tortoise Cat Eye Sunglasses

Blue Modern Cat Eye Metallic Temple Sunglasses

Carolyn xo

Monday, October 13, 2014

My Take On: FingerPaints Monet Money

Hey guys! Today I have a review of FingerPaints Monet Money. This polish is a deep hunter green creme. I'm becoming a bit of a green lover recently and this color is great for fall and winter. It applies really nicely, only needing two coats in this case.

Carolyn xo

Friday, October 3, 2014

My Take On: Salon Perfect Touchy Feely

Hey everyone! Today I have a review of Salon Perfect Touchy Feely. Touchy Feely is a black and white microglitter polish with a clear base. I love this style of polish because you can style subtlety with just one coat, or layer it on (like I have here!).

Carolyn xo