Friday, January 8, 2016

The Perfect Holiday Red Gel Polish - Gelish Good Gossip

So before Christmas, I wanted to do a really cool nail art manicure, using Gelish Good Gossip as the base.  I applied the base and a coat of polish, then another....I looked at my nails and said "oh my gosh what a beautiful color!" and ditched the nail art ideas and wore this delicious red instead.

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I wasn't prepared for the terrifically holo scattered red lights inside.  The polish gives the look of layer after layer of shiny red Christmas lights.  It's so much more beautiful in person than pictures.

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I hoped showing it under different lights could bring out the glowing effect of the red specks inside.  They just glow like Christmas lights.  It's a bright and beautiful color.

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It's just crazy pretty and sparkly without glitter no matter how you look at it.  This is two coats of Good Gossip and applied using the Gelish lamp and treatment system.  I LOVED wearing this!!

Gelish Mini's can be purchased at Sally Beauty Supply for $12.99 each, and the cost is a little cheaper if you are a beauty club member.  I loved wearing this as you might have seen on my social media.  Gelish just never fails me.  I wore this for 12 days when I got really ancy for a color change.

Did you have special Christmas or other holiday makeup or manicures?  Feel free to share what you did below.  Do you do gel polish at home?

Monday, January 4, 2016

Now at Ulta Beauty, Tartan + Twine Plaid Brinton Alley Beauty Organizer Makeup Bag.


Today I want to show you a cute Tartan + Twine cosmetic bag to organize your latest purchases and gifts from the holidays. You can find it in store at Ulta Beauty where I just saw it on sale for $16.99.   It's the cutest plaid, a great size with lots of places to store stuff  and I know you need it!!

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This bag is the perfect size to use as a clutch purse.  It will hold your day's makeup, your cell phone and your wallet, or if you use a large purse, you can slide this bag right in it.  It is a very sturdy woven nylon in red, white, blue and black.   It measures 8.5" long, 6" high and 2" in depth.  You can see it has the Tartan + Twine gold bar log on the front, which matches the zipper handles on the outside.

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Cute, right?  But wait until you see the inside!!  The bag packs a bang for the buck!!!  It has two removeable pouches on the inside, a zippered pouch on one end and a sectioned holder for brushes, pencil liners or mascaras on the other end.

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As much as I love the plaid on the outside, the inside is "all that" and so much more!!!  The inner removeable pouches snap into the bag with ease and can be removed just as well.  They measure 7" long by 5" high each.  Great sizes to remove and carry around with you if you don't want to take the whole bag.

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I have put my Beauty Junkees kabuki brushes in the slotted end of the bag so you can see that there are two levels of slotted pouches.

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The inside is a beautiful crimson.

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The bag easily doubles as a clutch purse, if you want to run around with it.

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This is a sweet bag.  You'll want to go to Ulta as soon as you can to look at it.  It's going to be so sturdy...you can just tell by the feel of it.  It has a lot of attention to detail and is put together well.  And it's CUTE!!!  I LOVE the plaid!!!

It truly will hold and organize many of your new products.  What do you think?  Could you see this in your purse or on your vanity?  What would you store in it?  Specific products or the day's makeup for touch ups?  I hope you all have had a great holiday season!  Here's to the New Year!

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