Some of these products were sent to me to review and this post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive compensation. The Essie Gel Couture line is legit amazing, though. As always, all opinions are my own.
Happy Mani Monday! This year I’ll be recapping each week’s mani here on the blog with a roundup on the last Monday of every month… That’s the plan, anyway. First up, my five manicures from January. Each of these manicures starts with OPI Nail Envy base coat and is topped with HK Glisten & Glow top coat.
We spent yesterday morning at the CVS MinuteClinic because Pete has been super sick. He left with antibiotics and I left with a few new beauty products to try and some inspiration for this post. Hopefully you’re all way more prepared for Christmas than I am… but, just in case you aren’t, here’s a little help for the beauty lover in your life. These are some of my favorite drugstore products and everything is under $20!
1. L’OREAL COLOUR RICHE LA PALETTE NUDE 2
2. PURE CLAY MASK
3. ESSIE GEL COUTURE NAIL POLISH
4. PHYSICIANS FORMULA BRONZER, BLUSH & EYESHADOW
5. L’OREAL PARIS COLOUR RICHE COLLECTION LIP COLOR
6. OGX RENEWING ARGAN OIL OF MOROCCO VOLUMINOUS MOUSSE
7. VOLUMINOUS MASCARA (used this on my wedding day!)
8. NEUTROGENA HYDRO BOOST GEL-CREAM
9. OPI NAIL ENVY
If your shopping list still looks anything like mine, hit your local drugstore, grab some of these and call it a day. Or, pick up a few for yourself, grab a glass of wine and Amazon Prime the rest! Happy Shopping! xoxo
I recently had the pleasure of doing a mani swap with the very talented @judyrox on Instagram. She re-created my Kate Spade inspired toucan so I figured that would be the perfect opportunity to share with you guys one of my favorite pre-blog manis! I was inspired by this Kate Spade bag and knew I had to wear it on my nails as soon as I saw it:
I used OPI “My Vampire Is Buff” for the base with OPI “Alpine Snow” for the polka dots. The toucan was done in OPI “Black Onyx” and the color details were all done in acrylic paint. I used Glisten & Glow HK Girl topcoat to top it off! This is one of my favorite manis and I love it even more because OPI featured it on their Instagram page!
Onto the new mani… I chose this design by @judyrox
on Instagram and absolutely love how it turned out! I used Cult Cosmetics
“Laguna” as the base and accented with Bri
“Midnight”. The floral design was all done with black and white acrylic paint and topped with Glisten & Glow
HK Girl topcoat.
So what do you guys think? Do you want to see more #tbt posts here? Let me know!