Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Donut Digits

Inspiration: Donut Digits on page 47 of the January/February 2016 issue of Nail It!

Products: Trust Fund Beauty What's a Budget? and I'm Kinda a Big Deal, CoverGirl Star Wars: The Force Awakens Speed of Light, Rainbow Honey Interstellar Ice

Thoughts: I actually free-handed these donuts with the bottle brush.  I kinda surprised myself and love this fun look.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

In the Box: February 2016 Ipsy

Definitely a month for nail polishes! I also received nail polish in my Ipsy bag (clicking will take you through my referral link).Once again, Ipsy sent a bottle of Trust Fund Beauty polish.  I'm Kinda a Big Deal is a great pink with good coverage.

What other goodies did I get? Naked Cosmetics Mica Pigment in Sierra Nevada #2, Margaret Dobbs London Minature Crystal Nail File, Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Primer Oil, and Seraphine Botanicals Carrot + Rose Hydrating Cream.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Lunula Love

Inspiration: Lunula Love on page 46 of the January/February 2016 issue of Nail It!

Products: Madam Glam Original Sin, Art Club Nail Art Duo White

Thoughts: So I can't free hand hearts, not make small dots, but this is still a fun look for Valentine's Day.

In the Box: February 2016 Birchbox

It has seemed like forever since I have received any nail polish in my Birchbox (clicking will take you through my referral link).  Well, this month I received a mini. Birchbox is where I first discovered Color Club and fell in love with the brand.  This month, I received That's My Jam, a fun raspberry color.

What other goodies did I get?  ARROW BOOST Color Enhancing Lip Balm, Borghese Purification Clay Cleanser, Catherine Malandrino Romance de Provence, Corioliss Argan Conditioning Mask.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

In the Box: February 2016 Target Beauty Box

I love Target's Beauty Boxes which they seem to now be doing every month, although the price has gone up to a whopping $7.  I was super excited that February's include nail appliques from Incoco, who makes awesome ones.  The one I got is Brillant Bursts.

What other goodies did I get?  Soapbox Coconut Oil Shampoo and Coconut Oil Conditioner, Mayfair Soap Foundry Body Creme in Sea Lily Jasmine, Vera Wang Embrace Eau de Toilette, L'Oreal Boost It Air Blown Texture Mist, Skinfix Lip Repair Balm, a bath pouf, Laneige BB Cushio and Derma e Hydrating Night Cream.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Electric Halo

Inspiration: Electric Halo on page 46 of the January/February 2016 issue of Nail It!

Products: Julep Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat, Zoya Maya, Art Club Nail Art Duo Gold Glitter

Thoughts: Once again, I started with a good base of Oxygen since this was another negative space tutorial.  Since the hole reinforcers need to be removed while the polish is still wet, a good one-coat polish is definitely needed.  Unfortunately, Maya was not that, but I got the reinforcers up without too much damage.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

In the Box: FanMail Valentines & Galentines

I wrote a few months ago about FanMail, a woman-oriented geek box.  Well, once again, they included some nail goodies (I will be ecstatic if this twice a year nail-goodie thing continues).  The theme of their January box was Valentines & Galentines, and I guess everything adhered to that.  While it is not a beauty box, it did contain these awesome exclusive Nailed It! nail wraps in Sestrahood of the Traveling Genes from Espionage Cosmetics (a $10.00 value).

What other goodies did I get? Truthwitch Map Poster, Claire's Wedding Ring Necklace Set, Fandom Greeting Card Set, Princess Bride T-shirt, Red Witch sampler, and an ARC of A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab, which was only included in 40 boxes.  With so many exclusive items, it is hard to put a good value on the box, but I would say the items I liked (the nail wraps, the T-shirt, and the book), made it worth it (not sure how I would feel this month if I wasn't one of the lucky recipients of the book).