Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Glisten & Glow ~ Hand + Nail Nutrition

                                                                     *Provided for review

Good morning!! Just when I thought I had found my holy grail skin ritual, I get a message from Jill.  I was super excited to be chosen from so many talented, beautiful ladies in the nail community. I was also freaking out a little because I love her stuff! I have used Glisten & Glow top coat for years. It is basically the only top coat I use unless I say otherwise. It just CANNOT be beat. I have also used other products from G&G that have always been amazing. This new Hand + Nail Nutrition is no different. 

Hand + Nail Nutrition is one of those amazing "you have to try for yourself" products. It is unlike anything I have tried before. The formula is very thin. It only takes a tiny bit for both hands to be fully covered. H+NN is super packed with wonderful ingredients that deeply hydrate and protect your skin. I don't drink nearly enough water and usually it shows. With this, my hands looked fresh and totally quenched. It actually helped smooth my nails a little. I have some crazy bumps and ridges and this seems to have evened that out a little. See for yourself...

Keep in mind that this was Thanksgiving weekend as well, I did so much cooking and so many dishes. I didn't change a thing in my normal daily schedule. I also swatched and used acetone like crazy! H+NN works even better when paired with the G&G cuticle oil. I would use the H+NN first and let it soak in for maybe a minute or two. I then added a good coating of the cuticle oil and rubbed that in. I did this 3-5 times a day when I had a free few minutes, not until bed on Thanksgiving. So now that you have seen the proof, lets get to the deets!

The Hand + Nail Nutrition is available now HERE. There are 2 sizes and 2 scents. The sizes are .5 oz. for $6.50 and 2 oz. for $14.00. The scents offered are Unscented and their signature scent, Sangria White Peach. I will leave an ingredients list below for anyone who cares to check it out!! So what are you waiting for? I treat my hands awfully and they look great right now because of this miracle in a jar! Go give it a try and come back and tell me what you think!! Have a great day friendos!!

**Ingredients: water, vitamin e oil, jojoba oil, aloe barbadenis, rosehip oil, vitamin a, kelp extract, neem oil, vegetable glycerin, castor oil, wheat germ oil, keratin complex, panthenol, oat protein, coconut oil, beeswax, steric acid, emulsifying wax, SDC, MSM, citric acid, potassium, and fragrance (or not).

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

LevelUP Lacquer ~ Holiday 2017

                                                                       *These polishes were provided for review

Yay! It's my Friday!! Which I will use to work because it is a super busy week! On Thanksgiving, I am making the whole shebang at my house. Then, we are transporting said feast to my mother in laws house. AND SHE DOESN'T KNOW! All the kids are grown and have other plans and my father in law will be hunting. She thinks she will be all alone on Thanksgiving. We just don't do that in this family so we are bringing Thanksgiving to her. We may make her cry... for all the right reasons ❤💗 While on the topic of food, let's talk polish. Make sense, right?!

LevelUP Lacquer has a 5 piece Holiday collection and each polish is inspired by something off of the Holiday menu! Each polish will be $8.50 + shipping. For the holiday sale, you will be able to get 25% off of these babies. Let's check them out!

Candy Canes is practically edible! (PLEASE DON'T EAT THE POLISH)!
It really looks just like a candy cane! It is a white crelly/crème base with small and medium red hex glitters and a red flash. I used 3 thin coats plus top coat, but 2 thicker coats will work if you prefer.

The second polish is Strawberry Champagne. This one is a pinky, foily, gold with red and gold micro flakies! This is the perfect polish for someone who likes nude polish. It has just enough flash to make a statement but it's totally wearable in a meeting! I used 2 coats plus top coat.

Sugared Gumdrops is a glitter polish that is mostly opaque in 3 coats! If you use a sponge to apply your glitter this will be full coverage. I brushed on each layer to keep the squish! SG is a clear base with mini silver flakies ,and medium green and lime transparent glitters. Pretty sure I see mini holo flakies as well!! SG in 3 coats plus top coat.

Hot Chocolate; this is a staple for the holiday season! I like to use my homemade marshmallows when I have a mug. Sooooo yummy!! This polish has a creamy chocolate colored base with subtle shimmer, white hex and square glitters. For this one I used 3 thin coats plus top coat but 2 thicker coats will also work just fine!

My favorite one in this set is Cranberry Sauce! She is a stunning cranberry colored linear holo with color shifting iridescent glitters. Everyone should have this polish. It captures cranberry sauce(the food) so very well! I used 2 smooth coats with top coat.

Don't forget, These polishes will be available on Black Friday!! I hope you love these as much as I do ❤  Have a great day 😊 

LevelUP Lacquer Holiday 2017 Swatches + Bonus Swatch!!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Holiday Ruffian Mani!

Quick nail art tutorial using NO TOOLS!! Thanks for checking it out :)