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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Nail Polish Obsession Tag!!

The nail polish obsession tag is one that's been going around on YouTube for a while now, but since I don't film videos, I figured I could do the tag this way! And well let's face it, it's kind of the perfect tag for me to do!

Question 1: What's your favorite nail polish company?
Hands down Sinful Colors!

 Question 2: Glitter or no glitter?
Always glitter!! My favorite glitter polish at the moment is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Strobe Light.

Strobe Light
Question 3: OPI, China Glaze, or Essie?
Well, I suppose OPI, since that tends to be the brand that I pick when I actually go to get my nails done professionally. However, I don't actually own any shades by those brands.

Question 4: When do you change your nail polish?
This really depends. If I am in a nail polish craze, I will change it up to three times a week and there have been times that I've changed it daily. More often than not it's usually once a week.

Question 5: What's your favorite color on you nails?
Well I love any color, but if I had to pick, I think it would be Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Purple Potion or Sinful Colors Dream On.

Purple Potion

Dream On
Question 6: Darks or Brights?
I will wear either, it really just depends on my mood! I think my favorite dark would have to be Sinful Colors Rich in Heart or Sinful Colors Rain Storm and my favorite bright is a 4 way tie between Sinful Colors Dream On, Sinful Colors Love Nails, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Going Green, and Sally Hansen Insta Dry in Sonic Bloom!

Rich In Heart
Rain Storm
Love Nails
Going Green
Sonic Bloom
 Question 7: What are you wearing on your nails right this moment?
Sinful Colors in Beau Khaki!

Beau Khaki
 Question 8: Matte Nails: In or Out?
Well, I really don't like a matte finish, so for me it's an out, but it is definitely a personal preference.

Question 9: French Manicure?
Once in a while, but I definitely prefer a solid color!

Question 10: Favorite winter color?
Well, I don't stick to winter color, spring color, summer color, fall color rules. I honestly just wear whatever I'm in the mood to wear! And it varies from week to week. Sometimes I want a bright color and sometimes I want a dark color, it really just depends on my mood. So I honestly can't pick a favorite for the season. 

I hope you enjoyed reading this tag and if you want to fill in your own answers to the questions, then I tag everyone! You can respond in the comments, my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/KellysBeautifulDisaster?ref=hl , or my twitter @KellyO1982. You can also write a blog post or do a YouTube video and link it in the comments below!

Here are all the questions!
1. What's your favorite nail polish company?
2. Glitter or no glitter?
3. OPI, China Glaze, or Essie?
4. When do you change your nail polish?
5. What's your favorite color on your nails?
6. Darks or Brights?
7. What are you wearing on your nails right this moment?
8. Matte Nails--In or Out?
9. French Manicure?
10. Favorite Winter Color?

Monday, January 7, 2013

Cuticle Care

Good cuticle Care is so important for your nails! So question? Are your cuticles as troublesome as mine can be? Sometimes I swear it doesn't matter how well I take care of my nails, my cuticles hate me! I started using Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover a while back, whenever I give myself a full manicure. I find that it works really well to help soften my cuticles. It is really easy to use. All you have to do is squeeze it on to your cuticles and let it sit for about 15-20 seconds and then just use a cuticle pusher or an orange stick to gently push your cuticles back off of the nail bed. Make sure you don't leave this stuff on for longer than a minute, otherwise it might be irritating to your skin. Wash your hands as soon as you are done pushing your cuticles back to get off any excess remover. 
Cuticle Remover
While I find that this product works really well, it's definitely not a permanent solution, because my cuticles do not stay soft for long. In combination with that I use Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail and Cuticle Oil. I don't use it religiously, but when I do, it works! Vitamin E is loaded with antioxidants that actually help repair and prevent cell damage. It is super nourishing and moisturizing and because of it's healing agents works perfectly to repair damaged cuticles and skin and helps to prevent future damage. Studies have also shown that Vitamin E can help repair and reduce the effects of aging on the skin, so that's a bonus! 

Cuticle Oil

The last thing I use every time I give myself a full manicure and occasionally before I go to bed is Avon Moisture Therapy Hand Cream for extra dry skin. With this hand cream, a little goes a long way! It is probably the most moisturizing lotion for your hands that I have ever used! It can be a bit greasy, if you use too much, so I would start with a pea sized amount and if you find that you need more go from there. On an everyday basis, I use some other scented lotion that I have on hand. Currently that would be Bath & Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom, which is my favorite scent ever! It works to moisturize, but the Avon Moisture Therapy, works much better when my hands and cuticles are in need of a major moisture boost! 

Hand Lotion

I don't use these products on a daily basis, but when I do, they really work well for me. I highly recommend them all if you are looking to give your cuticles and hands some tlc! 

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Haute Rebel

Sinful Colors' newest collection is called Haute Rebel and it is beautiful! So I clearly love nail polish and it is no secret that one of my favorite brands is the Sinful Colors line. You can find it and any Walgreen's location. If you like colors that have a grey undertone, then this is the collection for you! A while back, sometime before the holiday madness started, I was at Walgreen's perusing the nail polish section as I often do, and I came across this smoky blue grey shade and I had to have it! It was Sinful Colors Rain Storm. I put it on immediately after I got home and I loved it so much that I had to go back and buy two more bottles because this was a color that two of my fellow nail polish junkies at work needed to have! The formula is amazing! Two coats was perfect and it has a perfect creme finish! Unfortunately, I never took a picture of it while I was wearing it, but I do have a picture of the polish in the bottle to show you. The next time I wear it, I will take a picture to add this blog. 
My flash makes it look a lot brighter than it actually is. It is a much more muted or toned down blue.
Skip ahead to a few days ago. I was at my local Walgreen's and I saw that Sinful Colors had actually released an entire line of these grey under-toned colors. I was looking at all of them and fell in love with them all. I decided to only buy one shade at the time and I settled on Beau Khaki. It is a gorgeous green, and I don't have a green like this one in my collection. I put in on and I was not disappointed! I applied two coats, but honestly one would have been enough. The best way to describe the shade of green, is that it is sort of a deep sage color or maybe a light army green color. And it also had that same perfect creme finish that Rain Storm had. 

Once again the flash brightened it up a little. The way it is showing here is almost right, but still just a little too bright.
Normally I will only get one or two colors from any given collection, because buying a whole collection can get pricey, but I loved these two shades so much, that I will definitely be purchasing the entire collection! At $1.99 a bottle, it's a total steal! And the quality is amazing! The entire collection consists of 8 shades: Rain Storm, Beau Khaki,  Cool Grey, Inkwell, Mesmerize, Mauve, Ardoise and Smokin. I cannot wait to add these to my ever growing nail polish collection and as soon as I do I will add pictures of them to this blog or I will write a separate review on them!     

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Holiday Nail

I love a pretty holiday nail manicure! And who's obsessed with nail polish? Me! Who just realized they haven't done a nail polish blog in like a million years? Um, well that would be me again! So I just picked up a few Sinful Color polishes. And they are beautiful! The two I will be showing are perfect for a holiday look or for whenever if you like! The first one is Sugar Sugar, a really pretty red shimmery shade. The second is All About You, a gold glitter polish. But this gold glittler has some red glitters in it too, making it a perfect glitter to paint on top of Sugar Sugar! First, I applied a base coat, using Sally Hansen's Hard As Nails Strengthener. Then I applied two coats of Sugar Sugar. Then I applied a thin coat of All About You over each nail and added an extra coat to my ring fingers for an accent nail. Then I applied Sally Hansen's Insta Dry in Clearly Quick as a top coat.

Sinful Colors Sugar Sugar and All About You
Sinful Colors Sugar Sugar and All About You Swatch

Happy Painting everyone!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year 2013 everyone! I hope everyone had a safe and Happy New Year! My New Year's Eve was spent at home relaxing with my love! Just because I stayed home, doesn't mean I didn't get all dolled up! So I decided to dive into my e.l.f. Silver Studio Box 100 palette to create a pretty silvery gray, smoky eye look.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Eye-shadow look

e.l.f. cosmetics eye-shadow palette
I started out by priming my eye with Urban Decay Primer potion in Sin. All of the eye shadow colors I used are from the very last column to the right(the grays and blacks) Using a flat shader brush I took the 4th color from the bottom and applied it just on the lid of my eye. This is a really pretty deep gray color, with a little shimmer. Then I took my Soho Round Smudge Brush and and applied the 3rd color from the bottom to my crease. This is just a really pretty charcoal gray color. I made sure to really blend out the edges so there were no harsh lines. Then using a small domed crease brush, I applied the very bottom color to my outer corner, just to deepen it a little, for more dimension. That color is a shimmery black. Then I took the third color from the top and applied it, with the same flat shader brush I used at the beginning, just to center of my lid. It's a light shimmery silver color. Then using my Sephora small flat smudge brush, I applied the same gray that I used in the crease under my eye. I didn't use a highlight color. Instead I used my Covergirl face powder under my brow bone to help blend out the edges of the eyeshadow and soften the look up. Then I curled my lashes and applied two coats of Covergirl's Lash Blast Mascara in Very Black. Then I applied Covergirls Perfect Point Plus eye liner in charcoal to my top lash line. I love the perfect point eyeliner pencils! They apply so smoothly and evenly! Then I smudged it a little, just to soften it, with the same Sephora smudge brush I used for under my eye. I also used the eyeliner to tightline my eye becasue I think it helps to make your lashs look fuller! And who doens't want full looking lashes? Just saying.  I also used a tinny bit of Nars Albatross on my inner corner, just to help brighten it up a little!

Well that's about it! So I hope everyone had a fabulous 2012 and has an even better 2013!