#Music of the Week - Damon and Elena - All I Need - Miss Mystic Falls

I figured it was more than appropriate since I've been obsessing with this music all week and I've been re-watching all the complete seasons of The Vampire Diaries

I've been seeing this series since it first came out and I have ALWAYS been on team Damon.
Well... well...

anyway... here it is! Happy Valentines Day


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Spotted: Lord & Berry at CVS!

Lord & Berry at CVS?!?! That's exactly what I said when I received this sighting from reader Jenny (@jennnyiam on Instagram) the other day. For those who haven't heard of Lord & Berry, it's a popular and affordable European beauty brand that, according to their Facebook page, is based just outside of Milan, Italy. Up until now, US fans could only get their products through ASOS, BeautyBar and

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The Vintage Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks Have Landed!

Do you remember back in September of 2013 when I told you that Revlon was bringing back five of its vintage Super Lustrous Lipstick shades in 2014? If you missed that post, here's a refresher (these shades were voted on by fans):




When I posted about this back in September, I was freaking out over the fact that Sandstorm was coming back (one of my faves from back in the day--I believe it was

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GOT Polish Challenge: Valentines - Lavender, white and MM31


Hello everyone!



For this Golden Oldie Thursday, I picked OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender. This OPI is a few years old, so no vintage polish today. Then I stamped with Konad SN White and the same stamping plate that you saw in my last blog post; MM31 from Messy Mansion:





As you see, this full nail image is also very detailed, and perfect for both tiny nails like mine and for those with long nails or large nail beds. I used the purple rectangular stamper again. I have very curved nails, and this time I tried to roll the stamper sideways. It stamped perfectly, but then I managed to get some white polish on the index nail! :-( I tried to remove it, but now that I look at the pictures, I see that there's still some left...

I've written about Lucky Lucky Lavender and showed lots of photos earlier here. I have no idea why it's currently my most viewed blog post.







Here are the Valentine's Day nails I've made so far:

Valentine's Day nails 1: Heart of a Vampire
Valentine's Day nails 2: Purple holo with red hearts
Valentine's Day nails 3: Black holo+ holo glitter+ black hearts
Valentine's Day nails 4: Black/ white rhinestone hearts+ 3 Halo Hues
Valentine's Day nails 5: Hearts with Sweet Dreams
Valentine's Day nails 6: Hearts with Gold and Raindrops
Valentine's Day nails 7: Black Hearts & Sparkling Venus
Valentine's Day nails 8: Love is Love - Pastel Rainbow Hearts

And below you can see which old nail polishes the other participants used for their Valentine's nail art.

Lani


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Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Day 13 - Hearts

 Hi guys, and welcome to day 13 of the NAGG challenge.  The prompt for today is hearts - very fitting since it's Valentine's Day tomorrow.  Luckily, for those of you who aren't too keen on the holiday, I won't be posting any other Valentine's mani's after today, although I do have 2 more polishes from Indy's Indies Valentine's collections to show you tomorrow.

Today's mani also features an Indy's Indies polish - My Heart Skips a Beat, which you can see swatches of here.  I used 1 coat of MHSAB over black on the pointer and pinky, and on the middle and ring finger, I used just the smaller glitters from MHSAB over Revlon - Cupid, and stamped the black hearts from MoYou Pro 09 with Konad Black.
I wasn't exactly wowed by this mani at first, but it did grow on me.  I had originally planned to do something a bit different with the pink base, but it didn't work out, so the stamping was a back-up option.  I will be having another go with a different mani at some point though, so I won't tell you what it was just yet.
I will be back tomorrow with 2 posts - some Indy's Indies swatches, and my Day 14 mani.
In the meantime, why not check out the other heart mani's in the thumbnails below :)


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Valentine's Day Drag Marble Nail Art Tutorial

I have a really quick Valentine's day nail art tutorial for you guys today. I wanted to use the drag marble technique for my own Valentine's day nail art and I decided to do a quick tutorial of this technique for you guys too. 


Drag marbling is really easy nail art technique and the main thing you need to remember is to have enough polish on your nail. If you have too little, it's really impossible to do the dragging easily and neatly. Also you need to do this one nail at a time, so that the polish doesn't dry before you do the marbling. Because I was doing this for Valentine's day I tried to do something that reminds a bit of hearts, but of course you can use this technique to do some other pattern too. I have done one Valentine's day manicure with this technique before, you can check it out here. I have also done some other drag marble manicures, for example this one and this one.

I hope this tutorial was helpful, though looking at these pictures I should have chosen some other colors so that you could see them better. But I hope you can still see something from this too. I'll show you the whole manicure that I did for Valentine's day tomorrow.

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Tänään vuorossa pikainen kuivamarmorointitutoriaali ystävänpäivää silmälläpitäen. Kuivamarmoroinnilla on todella helppo tehdä kivoja koristeluita ja esimerkiksi juuri tuollaiset sydämentapaiset saa tehtyä varsin helposti ja nopeasti. Tärkeää tässä on lähinnä se, että kynnellä on tarpeeksi lakkaa, jotta kuivamarmorointi onnistuu. Jos lakkaa on liian ohut kerros, kerkiää se kuivamaan ja silloin marmorointia on mahdoton tehdä.

Varsinaisen ystävänpäivämanikyyrini esittelen teille sitten huomenna. Jos itse tutoriaalissa on jotakin epäselvää tai kysyttävää, niin kysykää ihmeessä! 

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Coming Soon: The Softlips CUBE (three flavors)


Huge thanks to reader Alondra for this one! Alondra spotted a brand new Softlips lip balm collection online and was nice enough to give us the heads-up about it! Coming soon to a drugstore near you, meet the new Softlips CUBE:




 image source: mentholatum.com 

NEW Softlips CUBE Lip Protectant SPF15 in Fresh Mint

(retail: $4.99 each, 0.23 oz)



Keep reading to see the other flavors, and for

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Mollon Pro UV Color - Chatoiement Brun - Valentines Day #8

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Mollon Pro Hybrid Shine UV Color - Chatoiement Brun #52


Well, Valentines Day is tomorrow and that means I only have this one and another valentines day suggestion for you, tomorrow! rsrsrs Today I have a golden and red idea with Mollon Pro and Nail Pattern Boldness Indie Polish

Hello! O dia de S. Valentim é já amanhã e isso significa que já só têm que ver mais uma sugestão ( amanhã) para uhas de s.valentim. A sugestão do dia é dourada e vermelha e combina um verniz gel ( verniz soak off) com um verniz Indie ( verniz artesanal) da marca Nail Pattern Boldness


*brand info by the end of the post*
Don't Forget to enter the valentines day giveaway here




Chatoiement Brun #52


  • For this nailart I used Mollon Pro #52 from the UV line. You can see how to apply here. 3 Thin coats, cured for 1 min each, on LED light. 
  • Nail Pattern Boldness - Ninja Babe. You can see the original blog post here



  • Como aplicar e remover verniz gel, podem ver aqui o tutorial Mollon Pro.







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*the products on this post were sent by the brand for an honest review, all opinions are my own*

Ends later tonight, don't forget to enter http://goo.gl/gtEKzC



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Review & Swatches: Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polishes in Magic Stardust and Mintilicious


Purchased by Me 
The newly-relaunched Rimmel 60 Seconds nail polish line debuted at the beginning of 2013 with a display that looks like this. I say this is a newly-relaunched line because I'm sure a lot of you remember the original 60 Second polishes from back in the day with bottles that looked like this.

Anyway, I have yet to spot these in a permanent display in my area (only this type of

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New bath and body products from Method, South of France and Caress

I've got some fun new products to share with my fellow bath and body product lovers today! First up, two lovely readers shared pics of the new Caress body washes. Reader @Raginrah on Twitter spotted these at Walmart this week and shared this pic:




image credit: @Raginrah for Nouveau Cheap

NEW Caress Body Washes in Juicy Escape and Emerald Rush

(retail: around $4 each, 18 oz)





The scent

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25% off select EcoTools brushes plus free shipping on orders of $35 or more

Attention EcoTools fans! Now through February 21st, receive 25% off select EcoTools products:




Plus free shipping on orders of $35 or more, no code required





On the EcoTools website, enter code VDAY14 at checkout to get 25% off all of the products listed on this page. Here's a look at what's included in this sale:









If you haven't found the new Skin Perfecting Brush (for BB/CC cream

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Spotted: Sally Hansen Spring 2014 Limited Edition Complete Salon Manicure Color Vibrations Pastels On Point Collection

Amanda of Pretty Girl Science is on a serious roll today! In addition to the new Xtreme Wear Glitter Mania Collection, she also spotted the brand new Sally Hansen Limited Edition Complete Salon Manicure Color Vibrations Pastels On Point Collection (longest name ever) and was nice enough to share lots of pics with us. Take a look!

NOTE: To see the Sally Hansen Spring 2014 Limited Edition

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Spotted: Sally Hansen Limited Edition Spring 2014 Xtreme Wear Color Vibrations Glitter Mania Collection

So my pal Amanda (one half of the lovely team behind the polish blog Pretty Girl Science) shared some pics today of the brand new Sally Hansen Spring 2014 Limited Edition Xtreme Wears (thanks so much, Amanda!). I have to say, Sally Hansen really seems take it to another level when it comes to glitters in the Xtreme Wear line. I've been super impressed with several of their recent Xtreme Wear

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KBShimmer Winter 2013 Collection Swatches


Today I have my picks from the KBShimmer winter 2013 collection to share with you guys. KBShimmer is really one of my favourite brands and I thought this winter collection was pretty awesome. I ended up buying total of six polishes from the collection and I'm gonna show five of those to you today. I have quite a lot of pictures to share with you guys as these pretty polishes really deserve more than just one picture.



Green Hex and Glam is a green jelly with holographic hex glitter in various sizes. I just love love love KBShimmer I Got A Crush On Blue and since this is pretty much the green version of that same polish, I had high expectations for this one. Unfortunately, this didn't work for me in green like the blue one did. It's unquestionably a gorgeous polish and if you like green, I'm sure you'll love this one. I think I'm going to stick with my beloved blue one.

I used three coats here with base and top coat. This is a bit sheer because of the jelly base, but you can still easily build it up for full opacity. The formula was nice and easy to work with, though like with all large glitters, you'll need to fish a bit for those biggest ones.

I also wanted to see how Green Hex and Glam would look matte, so I applied a coat of matte top coat over it:
 I prefer the shiny version, but it did look quite interesting matte too.


Maybe Navy is a shimmering navy blue. Those shimmer flakes shine also in purple and in some lights pink. This reminds me a bit of KBShimmer fall collection polish called Teal Another Tail as there's maybe something similar in these two and that subtle duochrome effect they have. This has a great formula, I used two easy coats here, no base or top coat.



Myth You Lots is a really interesting one as it is a holographic multichrome. Unfortunately I didn't have any sunlight available to really capture the holo effect, but you can still see it a bit here too. Just keep in mind that it really is much stronger in real life. The multichrome shifts between purple, blue, red and more. It's really one of those polishes that you have to see your self! I used three easy coats here, no base or top coat. This one can also be layered over black or some other colors, I think I'll need to try that out next.






Snow Flaking Way was one of the two polishes from this collection that first seemed impossible to get as it was always sold out immediately. I finally managed to get it and I'm really glad I did. I was a bit worried that this wouldn't work for me as my nails are quite curved and those snowflake glitters are quite big, but it worked just fine. I used three coats here with a coat of Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food (to even out those flakes) and a coat of top coat. Those snowflakes are quite large ones, so you'll need to fish for them a bit, but there's plenty of them in the bottle, so it's not impossible to get them on your nails. It also helps to turn the bottle upside down for a while before applying the polish.




I'm a big fan of circle glitter, so Will Yule Marry Me? seemed like a really interesting and unique polish to me. It's a really dusty navy blue with silver and holographic hex and circle glitter. It dries a tad darker on nail than it is in the bottle. I wish this would have been more towards a blue navy than what it is, as to me it looks pretty much like a dark grey one instead of the navy. Also, I would have probably liked it more if it wouldn't dry as dark as it does. It's still a really pretty one, but it wasn't my favourite. The formula with this one was pretty nice though I struggled a bit to get those little bit bigger circle glitters on nail. I used two coats here, no base or top coat.
My favourites from these were Myth You Lots and Snow Flaking Way, but the other three are also quite interesting and unique polishes too. There are actually quite many more unique ones in the KBShimmer winter collection! However, like I said in the beginning of this post, I got six polishes from this collection and to me the real star of the collection is the oh-so-gorgeous topper I Only Have Ice For You. I have used that one for quite many manicures already, for example here and here.

Which one was your favourite polish from the entire collection?

If you live in the US you can pick these up at KBShimmer.com, if not, then you'll need to do as I do and buy yours from Harlow & Co. I have bought all these polishes myself and I don't gain anything if you use the links, their here just to help you guys.

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Tänään esittelyssä minun valintani KBShimmerin 2013 talvikokoelmasta. KBShimmer on yksi suosikkimerkeistäni ja tämä talvikokoelma oli mielestäni varsin onnistunut, joten päädyin ostamaan jopa kuusi lakkaa tästä kokoelmasta. Suosikeiksi viidestä tässä esitellystä nousivat Myth You Lots ja Snow Flaking Way. Tosin ehdoton suosikkini tästä talvikokoelmasta on upean kaunis topperi I Only Have Ice For You, jota olenkin käyttänyt jo useammassa lakkauksessa, esim. täällä ja täällä.

Mikä tämän talvikokoelman lakoista oli teidän suosikkinne?

KBShimmereitä voi tilata Harlow&Co:lta, josta itsekin omat KBShimmer lakkani aina hankin.

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Interactive Sightings Map: Maybelline Spring 2014 Limited Edition Dare To Go Nude Collection




image credit: Cupcakecore for Nouveau Cheap

Maybelline Spring 2014 Limited Edition Dare To Go Nude Collection

(click here for more pics of the products in this display; click here for reader swatches)




NOTE: You can access this map at any time by clicking the "Interactive Sightings Map" link on the top menu bar of this blog.


A huge thank-you in advance to everyone who takes the time to

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The Wednesday Question




How much do shade names influence your beauty purchases?



I'll admit it. Shade names can influence my purchasing. I try not to let that influence me, but if the name is particularly cute, catchy, funny or means something to me on a personal level, sometimes I can't resist. Many years ago I bought OPI My Auntie Drinks Chianti not only because I loved the color, but because I thought the name

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Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Day 12 - Camouflage

Hi guys, and welcome to Day 12 of the NAGG challenge!  I can't believe we're nearly half way through already :)  Today's prompt is camouflage, and this is a style of nail art I hadn't gotten around to trying before this mani.  I kept meaning to, but there's always so many other things I want to try, and I never seem to keep track of them all.  Anybody else get like that?

So, I decided to got with what is probably one of my favourite colour schemes ever, neon pink + purple, and black.  :)  The purple is Color Club - Mrs Robinson, the pink is BYS - Pink Panic, and the black is Sinful Colors - Black on Black.
My skin is looking a little odd in these photos, so sorry about that, but my camera seems to be allergic to Mrs Robinson, so I had to make a lot of adjustments to get a more colour accurate shot.
I think I still need to work on my camo nail art, maybe try a dotting tool instead of a brush next time, but I still liked this mani, especially the matte version.  I can't resist a matte neon!
That's all from me today, but don't forget to check out the other camo mani's for today, and I will see you tomorrow gorgeous people :D



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Valentines Day #7 Nailart - Purple Professional

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Oops I did it again?


Hello lovelies, how are you? Countdown to Valentines Day is up ! Here is another Valentines Day suggestion for Friday! This year you can't complain I haven't tried to help you out with what to do for valentines day, right? 

Cucu! A contagem decrescente para o dia dos namorados já começou. Hoje trago-vos mais uma Ideia de nail art para  fazer ! Este ano não se podem queixar que eu não vos ajudei com ideias do que fazer para os dia dos namorados. 


*brand info by the end of the post*
Don't Forget to enter the valentines day giveaway here

Valentines Day #7 Nailart  - Purple Professional 


For this nailart I used : 

  •  as a base color Purple Professional 36 (purple - review here) and Purple Professional 49 ( light/nude pink - review here).
  • Purple Professional 72 ( iridescent glitter - review here) 
  • Stamping plates BM-H17 e m92 ( see them by the end of the post) 
  • Stamping was done with Purple Professional #36 and MASH Stamping Polish Deep in Merlot. 









*the products on this post were sent by the brand for an honest review, all opinions are my own*


PURPLE PROFESSIONAL INFO: 

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