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Rainbow Fish Nails a la Revlon’s Heavenly Glitter Topcoat

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Revlon’s Heavenly glitter topcoat over Wet n Wild’s Gray’s Anatomy

Please ignore my chronically dry cuticles and focus instead on my fancy fancy Rainbow Fish nails (like the children’s book? I don’t even know it just reminded me of it). Glitter polish is a pain but I just don’t care with this one – Revlon’s Heavenly. It’s translucent, rainbow holographic chunky glitter that takes on the color of the polish under it. I’ve done it with darker colors and creamy medium colors like lavender, but I really wanted to try it with an iridescent shade to see if it doubled up on the ethereal effect or if it was just too much.

Definitely be careful when adding multiple layers of Heavenly because it can come off lumpy (as you can see on my index finger). Lots of thin layers is best. Don’t get overzealous like I did. I just really love it.

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Revlon Stormy Pink Swatch & Review

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revlonstormypink3Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Stormy Pink // J. Crew Knit Sweater – Thrifted // Adjustable Gold Collar Necklace – DIY

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Fall and winter is when I put my burgundy, purple and deep red lipsticks into heavy rotation, but something got into me to buy this pink lipstick. Awhile back my friend Becca let me try her Nars Roman Holiday lipstick, and she said that Stormy Pink was a matter, more opaque dupe. It’s a great versatile shade that actually goes with my skin tone.

Lighter pinks look goofy on me most of the time, but since it’s cooler it works for me. I’ve been working it into my regular lipstick routine because it’s so much fun to have a pink that actually looks good. Even though it’s matte, the formula’s not very drying, and it goes smooth on my lips with minimal prep. If they’re chapped pretty bad, I have to exfoliate a bit, but usually a little lip balm or MAC Prep + Prime is enough.

For a matte shade, it doesn’t last as long as I’m used to. It doesn’t transfer much when I’m drinking out of cups and stuff, so I don’t know where it goes, but at least it fades even. It’s my first lighter matte shade, so that might attribute to it’s shorter wear time. Definitely bring it with you to reapply during the day.

I’m still getting used to the lighting in the new apartment, so sorry if I look a little blown out. I love the new place but I did not take into account that a tree would be blocking the window that I thought would get the best light. Oops! It’s a beautiful tree but it’s made taking non-grainy photos a challenge.

I’ve got a lot of posts lined up finally so I’ll be posting regularly for awhile. Hurray! Feels good to be back in blogging schedule.

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Floral Mani

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floralmani3Essie Red Nouveau // Revlon Bare Bones // love & beauty sky blue // Zoya Raven

I rarely do nail art anymore, but these blob flowers were really easy, and I got tons of compliments. I tested different color combinations on a spare sheet of paper till I found some that I liked. My advice would be to make sure all the little blobs are dry before putting on the top coat because it will smear like mine did. Sad face.

It’s a really easy alternative to the more meticulous nail art options out there. I want to try it again with some different color choices soon, but I’ll probably stick to straight one-color nails for a bit. Nail art can be fun, but I have a soft spot for no-nonsense plain manis.

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Tips Encouraged

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nudepinktip1Zoya’s Lara // Revlon’s Bare Bones // Deborah Lippmann’s Flat Top Matte Topcoat

These were my nails last week. I didn’t get a terribly straight line with the tips (I was using the Orly French Tip Guide Stickers), but from farther away they looked good. I got lots of compliments on them, but for some reason I didn’t really love the color combo once it was on my nails. I did something similar with the Bare Bones and a teal color, and I liked that better.

Sorry for the week or so of no posts. Work’s been busy and I’ve been doing a lot of catch-up at home so I’ve been slacking on setting them up even though I have a few old nail posts lying around. Things should pick up again after this week!

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Denim Darlin

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Denim Blazer – Target (clearance!) // Bee Pin – DIY // Black Maxi Skirt – Chicwish // Glasses – Derek Cardigan from Coastal.com // Lipstick – Revlon Balm Stain in Crush

I normally try to avoid impulse buys, but when I was in Target today, I finally found this denim blazer in my size on my lunch break. My the time I got home it was all I could think about. It’s super lightweight and I like that it’s not your every day denim jacket. I don’t regret it one bit because I have so many tee shirt/skirt combos and dresses that it will be perfect with this summer, and I can still wear it into fall.

Texas summer might be a little too spicy to wear it all the time, but with intense outdoor heat comes overly air conditioned buildings. There’s nothing like running around outside in short shorts and a tank top sweating to death only to run into a grocery store and freeze your buns off. It’s finally in the 80′s and above every day, so it’s only a matter of time until 99+ is totally normal. Oh boy.

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