Monday, July 29, 2013

July Birchbox

 It's Birchbox time again!  I got some good products this month, including nail polish!  If you're wondering what a Birchbox is, or if you want to see previous Birchbox posts, click HERE.

Caudalie Divine Legs:
This lotion is tinted, and adds color to your legs.  It goes on really dark, but blends in pretty well.  It was a bit orange-y for my skin tone, though.  The next day when I showered my shower turned brown/orange from this stuff, so I would avoid using it if you're headed to the beach or pool!
(Full size - $38)

ModelCo Party Proof Lipstick:
I love that ModelCo always sends full size products!  I love their mascara, and although I don't wear lipstick, I can see that this is a quality product.  I tried it out around the house, and it didn't dry out my lips.  It stayed on pretty well too.  The color was a bit too bright for me to wear even on a special occasion, so I ended up giving this one away.
(Full Size - $19)

Dr. Jart + Ceramidin Cream:
Having fallen in love with Dr. Jart+ BB Cream, I was excited to get another sample from this brand.  This cream does make my skin softer, and it's not heavy or greasy.  I haven't noticed any long lasting effects, but I do like the way it makes my skin feel.
(Full Size - $48)

Birchbox Bobby Pins:
The patterns on these bobby pins are super cute.  They are a bit big for my preferences, but I'm sure I'll use them anyway! 
(Full Size - $5 Set of Six)

Birchbox + Color Club Wanderlust Collection:
Nail polish!!!!!  
(Full Size - $8)

This color is called London Calling.  Holy moly, this is a bright color! The colors in this collection are referred to as "neon pastels", which is totally accurate.  This polish applied easily in two coats.  Since it's so bright, I decided to tone it down with a little nail art.  I paired it here with OPI's Eurso-Euro.

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Beachy Nails

Kate's Nails 

This week, I spent a few days in Rhode Island for my family's annual vacation.  Here are the nails I wore for most of the trip.  They were inspired by THESE awesome nails by Chalkboard Nails.  They are such a cute design, and I enjoyed doing my own version!

Polishes Used:
Zoya Godiva
Sally Hansen Pacific Blue
Zoya Blu
Sally Hansen Sun Kissed
Julep Teri

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

July 4th Bunting

Cara's Nails

Take two on the July 4th nails. I couldn't help myself! Happy July 4th to everyone!!

Polishes  used:
China Glaze White on White
China Glaze Salsa 
Butter London Blagger

July 4th Sparklers

Cara's nails

Happy 4th of July!! This manicure is honoring one of my favorite aspects of the July 4th holiday. Sparklers!!!! Hope everyone has an enjoyable holiday!

Black base coat is Essence Black is Back
Sparklers and flag colors are China Glaze White on White, Sally Hansen Rapid Red, Pacific Blue, and Celeb City.

Happy 4th of July!!

Kate's Nails 
It's almost July 4th!  We hope that everyone has a safe, healthy, and happy holiday!  
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Happy Independence Day!!!

Polishes Used:
Revlon Cherry
Milani White On The Spot
Ulta Joined at the Hippo

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Zoya Wood Grain

Cara's Nails

Between the Pixie Dust, Lovely, and Stunning collections, Zoya has produced some of my most favorite colors this year. I can't get enough of them! The only problem is waiting for my local Ulta to finally have them in stock!! This wood grain manicure was created using two of my Zoya greens. The base color is Josie from the Stunning summer collection. This is a great, pure grass green. Goes on nicely in two coats. The wood grain is Neely from the Lovely spring collection. This has to be my favorite minty green. I've used it a lot in previous entries.