Nail Art with Q-tips

| June 6, 2012 | 271 Comments

Sooooo remember when I did that post about moving? Yeah well, before and after said move, 6 out of 10 of my nails broke off. 6, y’all. And I mourned each lost. I love me some nail polish and took great pride in my long and pointy nails. But all things must come to an end and I’ve been learning how to love my nubs. Especially since I’ve learned how to make them all fancy using Q-tips Precision Tips.

Yeah noooo. My obsession with these Q-tips have yet to cease. But thanks for asking. If you are a no frills kind of gal when it comes to nail art, you’ll love this look. It’s simple, don’t require a Ph.D. and it takes very little time to do.

If you’ve got some nail jewels layin’ around and want to fancy up a bit using ‘em, Q-tips can help.

I’ve always struggled with applying these little jewels. Tweezers do a great job at picking them up but then I struggle with placing them on the nails. Orange wood sticks work OK but it takes forever getting the jewels to stick to them. Q-tips Precision Tips, however? They work wonderfully…

Simply wet the Q-tip with just a bit of water…

Pick up your jewel…

And slowly apply it to desired location.

The Q-tip leaves behind your jewel without any lint. Pretty cool, uh?

This is a sponsored post. Q-tips® product was  provided by Unilever, the makers of Q-tips®; my tips and usage suggestions are my own.

 

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  1. Shamara says:

    I love pointy q-tips. I’ve been hooked on them ever since i found a youtube vid on an easy french tip. So many great uses.

  2. Shamara says:

    What’s the first thing you’d buy if you won this gift card?- Would probably be the Urban decay Naked2 palette. But I need more eyeshadow like a new hole in my head so probably a nude lip colour or mascara. Yeah, they would be at the top of my list.

  3. Mora says:

    The first thing I would buy is the Ciate Caviar Manicure! lol =) gluck to meeee lol

    thanks for the giveaway Mrs. Clumps! oxox
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  4. Ashley says:

    more UD all nighter spray!

  5. Carolyn N. says:

    I’d probably spend it on some skin care product!

  6. Lunachique says:

    I would buy some base and top coat as I have neither. I would also get some Josie Maran Argan oil for my hair.

  7. beautyscraps says:

    I would buy the items sitting in my sephora.com shopping cart purgatory. I must save those pretty polishes and give them a good home :) There are quite a few nails inc polishes on clearance right now that I am finding hard to resist!
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  8. I am terrible at nail art, but this I could do!
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  9. Also, if I won, I would pick up Naked2 – been lusting after it!
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  10. ashley says:

    nice giveaway….i’d like to win so I could pick up my first illamasqua lippie

  11. Keyla says:

    OMG! naked2! XD

  12. Amy says:

    I love the turquoise gems with the yellow polish!

  13. Kristin T says:

    The first thing I would buy would either be a bright lip color because most of mine are simple and natural and I need something fun or possibly a palette!

  14. Icy says:

    Gotta give it a try.

  15. Mia says:

    The first thing you’d buy if you won this gift card is Make Up For Ever foundation.

  16. Diane Cristi says:

    The Naked 2!
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  17. F_Mlicious says:

    As a naturalista, I will use the giftcard to buy hair accessories, makeup, and jewelry…I think this will bring out my inner diva :)

  18. Alison says:

    Hmmm… a tough question, but I think I’d pick up the new Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Coral… it’s the only one I don’t have!


  19. Well, nailpolish! probably a nails, inc, since I don’t have any of those yet.

  20. Heather says:

    If I won I would definitely hit up Urban Decay’s stuff first. Love their Pocket Rocket Lip Glosses.
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  21. Priscilla P says:

    I would buy bare minerals foundation to wear for summer :)

  22. C Williams says:

    I would buy makeup.

  23. Olivia says:

    That is such a great idea! I’m definitely going to try it! The first thing I’d get with a gift card is a YSL lipstick or the glossy balm stain- I’ve always wanted to try YSL but the price always turns me away!
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  24. *°•ƸӜƷ Louis ƸӜƷ•°* says:

    I love the Sephora nail polish (my favorite shade is Catwalk Icon)

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  25. danielle says:

    gotta love them q-tips

  26. danielle says:

    oh also i would buy OPI

  27. Priya says:

    I’ve been dying to buy the Makeup Forever HD foundation and this would be perfect to cover that and treat myself!!! Thanks for this opportunity :)

  28. Alia says:

    What’s the first thing I’d buy? You know what? I’ve been sleeping on Sephora brand products, so I’d clean up in that area. They have everything you need to do a full face, so I’d try as much as I could starting with foundation.
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  29. Tai says:

    The VERY first thing I would buy is a replacement Clarisonic Mia deep cleansing brush!

  30. Enjoli says:

    Thanks for the tip! I have to try this. Did you apply top coat over the gems after you added them? Thanks!

  31. Enjoli says:

    (this goes with the first post. Sent it by accident before I finished) If I won a gift card, I think I would get a pedicure set. I am so in need of a pedi but I prefer to do it myself.

  32. Lavendar says:

    The first thing I would buy is the Sephora brand Crystal Gloss in Tangerine, and I’d find a few more colors. I love that gloss!

  33. Shade' says:

    I love to use q-tips for cleaning up my nail polish. If I won I would finally by Makeup forever HD foundation.
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  34. Johanna says:

    I would buy a ysl eye palette I’ve been eyeing :)

  35. Amber Joy says:

    The 1st thing I’d buy would probably be some sort of coral blush. I’m missing a good one in my collection right now.
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  36. Kathy H. says:

    The first thing would probably be a foundation, I keep going back and forth on shelling out the cash on a a more expensive foundation.

  37. Janda says:

    YES! Q-Tips are awesome!!! :)

  38. tiffany says:

    i love sephora!

  39. tiffany says:

    i would buy a new eyeshadow palette

  40. Dimitrea says:

    I would use the card to purchase my favorite skincare product: Dr. Dennis Gross Extra Strength Alpha Beta Peel. I love this peel!

  41. SadeNioka says:

    I would purchase Makeup Forever HD Foundation!!

  42. Mikki says:

    I would buy some more lipgloss

  43. Katherine D says:

    fiberwig mascara

  44. Monzi says:

    I’d buy some basics I’ve been needing like a good primer, powder and setting spray

  45. Joanna says:

    Naked Palette

  46. Anjali says:

    haha too many options to choose from – but I think I’d go for the UD naked palette :)

  47. Nancy says:

    Lip glosses :)

  48. Nausheen says:

    if I won the gift card, the first thing I would buy would be the new Clinique Color in Bloom set or a bottle Pink Sugar perfume


  49. I honestly would purchase the naked 2 palette Ive been wanting it BADLY!!
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  50. Alice says:

    New concealer! I’ve had my eye on the balm’s time bomb (if I can ever find it in stores because their shade selection is lacking) and cover FX’s Camouflage Concealer.

    Alice
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  51. Victoria says:

    Well, I had a small issue with the Rafflecopter because I couldn’t seem to type an answer to the question in it…so I’ll just leave my comment here. :) If I won the $50, I’d purchase the new(er) Too Faced mascara.

  52. Lisa says:

    The first thing I would do is buy something for you, since you made it possible to acquire said card. Then probably blow it all on skin care products.

  53. Lisa G says:

    I would buy some Illamasqua nail polish that I have been lusting over…I have been on a Huge nail polish kick lately. What I really need is better storage for all of my lovely polishes.

  54. Calli says:

    I would buy some butter london polish, I’ve never tried it because of the price!

  55. M.J. Moore says:

    First thing? My head would be spinning with all the possibilities! I really want some new eye shadow, though. And some Caudalie skin care.

  56. Deja says:

    Buy some pricey polish of course!

  57. Jo says:

    Urban Decay Naked Palette or a fragrance by Fresh!

  58. Rachael says:

    I want to say I would buy Nails Inc Baker Street but it would be hard to decide between that and Juicy Couture’s Just Juicy!

  59. Sophie says:

    The first thing I’d buy would be Boscia Super Cool De-Puffing Eye Balm. It’s been on my mental wish list for ages! And THANKS for the Giveaway!

  60. Marian says:

    I would buy some product from Nars, probably a blush or tinted moisturizer.

  61. Joseph G. says:

    I would buy a pedicure set :). And buy my mom a nice bath set :).

  62. Kate says:

    Me!!! I NEED a Sephora trip! And, I never thought of using the q-tip for nail art! Ooo!
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  63. Tam says:

    I would use my gift card toward purchasing Kate Somerville Exfolikate in a full size. Love that stuff.

  64. Ro says:

    I’d probably go buy the dark spot corrector from Peter Thomas Roth, I’m sort of obsessed with that line.
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  65. Tracy says:

    I would buy UD Naked 2 Palette. Love neutral eyes!!


  66. Love the yellow and blue combo. I used to be a fan of blinging Tshirts and would always have a hard time picking up the gems. I’ll be using Qtips from now on.

    I would put it towards purchasing a Clarisonic

  67. Jaleesa P. says:

    I would buy the Pantone palette and some Makeup Forever goodies.


  68. The first thing I would by are some urban decay shadows. I’m in need!

  69. Valerie James says:

    I’m not sure I would be able to decide which one, but definitely one of the Kat Von D eyeshadow palettes.

  70. Allyson says:

    I love doing my manicures. I haven’t had a problem using DIY tools around the house to make designs.

  71. Allyson says:

    Oh yeah if I won, I’d overdose on buying nail polish at sephora. along with some urban decay

  72. Blair says:

    simple and cute

  73. Nyesha B. says:

    If I win the $50 gift card I would gift my wonderful mom to some Dior show mascara she loves it. Thanks for allowing me to enter.
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  74. Miranda says:

    I would pick up a BB Cream first!!

  75. Hazel says:

    would def buy moisturizer, perfume, or a makeup palette!

  76. Rai says:

    The first thing I would buy with the gift card is a NARS blush.
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  77. Maddie says:

    I’ll have to try this, nail art is kinda my thing!

  78. Maddie says:

    The first thing I would do is buy myself some new Tarte stuff! I’ve fallen in love with all things Tarte.

  79. Clara N. says:

    I would buy some Urban Decay products :D

  80. Harshleen says:

    The first thing I would buy is Nars radiant tinted moisturizer!
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  81. Allix says:

    I would buy MASCARA ;D and lip stick!

  82. Shan says:

    I love the nails B. I must give that a try. I’m still playing with Konad designs. Must add jewels to my looks.

  83. Kristi says:

    Love Sephora! Goot Luck everyone!

  84. Heather says:

    I would buy the Lorac Unzipped palette. It’s been on my “list” for the longest time.

  85. Megan says:

    If I win a gift card, I will buy my bestie the Lorac mascara you reviewed recently. She has the worst time finding a good mascara!

  86. Heather says:

    I would buy the Naked 2 palette because I have an absolute ton of neutral palettes and shadows but I would absolutly love some cool toned shades.

  87. samantha m says:

    would buy Nails inc items

  88. Jessie C. says:

    NARS blushes.

  89. Keisha Reed says:

    I would buy brushes!
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  90. Annie says:

    I’d probably get the Naked pallet because I’ve never bought anything (that’s right, nothing) from Sephora and i’ve heard a lot of people rave about it.

  91. Elizabeth Hager says:

    I would buy more makeup or skincare

  92. NiCole says:

    If I were to win the Sephora gift card I would make a beeline for the mascaras!

  93. Suzanna says:

    I’m saving up to buy a Clarasonic brush cleanser, my piggy bank is almost full :)

  94. Alexandra says:

    I have always used q-tips for doing my nails! I like dipping them in nail polish remover and cleaning up the cuticles after I paint my nails! :) Thanks for doing the giveaway Brittany! I would buy some pretty summer eyeshadow and of course a snazzy mascara!

  95. T.R. says:

    First thing I would buy would be the UD Naked 2 Palette.

  96. Laura Milan says:

    I would buy Illamasqua nail polish in “Load”! I’ve been wanting it for forever.

  97. aileen says:

    I would probably buy the tarte lights camera lashes mascara…i love that thing =)

  98. Dee says:

    I would buy a new bare minerals foundation :)


  99. I love your Q-tip posts!!! They are such a common household item, so it’s great to see other uses I can incorporate them into! Thanks for the chance to win! If I won I would have to check off a NARS item off my list! My friends got me addicted to the brand, and as a housewife, they are hard for me to just go and buy a $30 blush but man I love them!!
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  100. TraciB says:

    That’s a GREAT tip B! Thanks.

  101. Daintynymph says:

    I’d probably get some fancy eyeliners. I’ve got a Stila liquid pen eyeliner and I LOVE it, but am way too cheap to buy more on my own.

  102. Lisa Brown says:

    I would buy the Naked Palette.

  103. Aisha L says:

    The 1st thing I’d buy is The New Black Typography 4-Piece Nail Polish Set!! Looks like fun!

  104. LaNeshe says:

    If I win, I’ll definitely be trying out some eye shadow primer!
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  105. Darlene says:

    I like pointy qtips but have a hard time finding them sometimes.

    • Darlene says:

      Adding to my post to say if I won the gift card I would use it towards the purchase of a Clairsonic Mia.

  106. Shannon says:

    I would buy either Nars blushes, especially exhibit a or something from Illamsqua. I haven’t tried any of their products yet, but I have been hearing raves about how pigmented their shadows and blushes are!!

  107. Jennifer Ryder says:

    I would buy Supergoop sunscreen. We never seem to have enough around my house, and we all use different SPFs.
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  108. Christina says:

    I’d get some better brushes! My cheapie ones are not doing me much good.

  109. marta says:

    Great giveaway :-)
    First thing will be some make up forever makeup.

  110. Jill says:

    guerlain meteorites! i’ve been dying to try them, but can’t justify the price. oh and i need a new fairydrops mascara!


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  113. Nan says:

    I’d stock up (well, buy one jar, hah!) on moisturizer!

  114. ktsmurf says:

    the first thing I’d buy would be a nice new coral lip stain. then some new eyeshadow or nailpolish.

  115. S Carter says:

    There is a stila eyeliner that I have been coveting. Plus any pretty polish I can find, Im a junkie!

  116. Constance says:

    Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Cream in White Russian


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  118. Mariam says:

    I’m going for a new cleanser for the summertime.

  119. Jana says:

    I’ve never tried snazzy nail art like this because I feel like I’m just too clumsy, but this looks easy enough! Might have to try it out :)

  120. Jaime James says:

    What’s the first thing you’d buy if you won this gift card? – Concealer!!

  121. Sammee says:

    The first thing I would buy would probably be some new NYX stuff (can never have too much!) or one of the many Too Faced palettes I’ve been eying.
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  122. Josefina Silva says:

    Nail polish! I don’t wear much make-up and always walk-in and look at their polishes then walk out cuz I can’t bring myself to pay their price tag for some of them!

  123. MissPretty says:

    if i won i would buy some makeup forever concealer :0)
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  124. Sejal says:

    i’d buy a new foundation :]

  125. Twana says:

    Q-tips are a staple in my house! Makeup…nails…u name it!

    • Twana says:

      If I won the gift card I would use it toward a fragrance purchase of J’adore….my favorite!

  126. Samantha says:

    I love pointed qtips to make a nice clean line on the outer corner of my shadow

  127. Jaida says:

    I would probably try some Urban Decay or NARS products from Sephora because I’ve been wanting to try them for the longest! And more stuff from The Body Shop! :)
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  128. Liz says:

    My first purchase would be the new Hourglass foundation for oily skin. Either that or one of their eye shadow duos. So pretty!
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  129. Aliyah says:

    I would either get some nail polish or hair products. I have too much makeup for someone who doesn’t wear more than bronzer most days.

  130. Schnelle says:

    I’d buy tinted moisturizer!
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  131. Kristy Babcock says:

    A good summer foundation! I’d go in and ask about what works well for oily skin that wont slide right off my face in the summer. Thank you.

  132. Adell says:

    The first thing I’d buy would likely be a new face cream w/spf & lipgloss

  133. Melissa Panchoo says:

    ALL OF THE LIP BALM!!!!

  134. Ann says:

    I’d buy a SL lipstick! or just about anything, sigh…

  135. April says:

    Hi Brittany, I found your blog through Phyrra’s blog. I’m in (West) Central FL too. I don’t blog but I love to read beauty blogs! Love the idea of the Qtips, sounds easier than trying with tweezers or something. I’ll have to look for pointy Qtips at Ulta, Sally’s, or Sephora!

  136. April says:

    Oops, pls delete my previous comment. I meant to add what the 1st thing would be that I’d buy from Sephora if I won! I think some yummy philosophy Caribbean shower gel. Or NARS makeup.

    Anyway, hi Brittany! I found your blog through Phyrra’s blog. I’m in (West) Central FL too. I don’t blog but I love to read beauty blogs! Love the idea of the Qtips, sounds easier than trying with tweezers or something.

  137. Patreace Miller says:

    The first thing I would buy with the gift card is some new eye liner pencils. I love to have bright eye liners, its the best when Im in a rush!!!

  138. Faith says:

    The first thing I would do with my Sephora gift card is buy some lip products. I always want to try lip colors but I’m hesitant that I’ll buy and won’t like it on me. With a gift card I can try a few and see what ones I like.

  139. Lemony Licks says:

    I actually just use a toothpick, those with a flat-tipped head. They are great for separating the stones too, if you pour them onto a surface.

  140. Desiree says:

    I would probably buy some TFSI and maybe something from Tokidoki. I’ve always wanted to try them!

  141. Jessica says:

    I would buy the Naked palette! The first one, not the second one :)

  142. Nicole says:

    Too many choices, prob a Tarte or B.E. set

  143. Kristi says:

    Either Peter Thomas 10% Glycolic Acid Hydrating Gel or REN Pore Minimising Detox Mask & an Illamasqua blush in Hussy.

  144. Suzy says:

    I’d buy anything my little heart desires.

  145. Melody says:

    I absolutely love the Q-tips precision tips for all sorts of nail-related details. The pointy tip is so perfect for getting in close to clean up polish!

  146. Susan Gosman says:

    Perfume! Summer is here and I am in the mood for a new fragrance.

  147. laura says:

    what a fabulous idea! thank you for sharing this tip!!

  148. Ayamae says:

    I’d get some things for my Dad, he forgot the 3oz rule for getting through airport security and ran into misfortune. Or at least his items did.

  149. AJ says:

    That Lancome Teint Idole foundation!!! and some Sephora lip gloss!!

  150. MathProf says:

    I’d get some summer hair stuff with SPF. I have demi-permanent color (minimal lift, mostly just color) over my grey and want to keep it from turning brassy as long as I can!!

    (Thank you for the chance to win a Sephora gift card!!)

  151. Krystle says:

    Will definitely be trying this!

  152. lesleyk says:

    Tarina Tarantino Neapolitan Lane blush and some Illamasqua polishes

  153. Kori says:

    I would buy some of the MUFE HD foundation b/c that stuff is amazing! :)

  154. T says:

    The Pretty Committee kit from Benefit!! <3 or… NARS Sin blush.

  155. Anna says:

    I am in 7th grade and next year, 8th grade, I will start wearing makeup for the first time! The first thing I would buy from Sephora would probably be a great mascara (I would research a ton to find the best one I can get!) and some light gold eyeshadow (: It’d be amazing to win!

  156. Aivrie says:

    I’d buy some more Urban Decay liners, probably. :3

  157. Lisa says:

    I would buy a few more Tarte LipSurgence sticks! I love them and use them all the time lately.

  158. Danie says:

    I’m am dyyying to have Too Faced’s Better Than False Lashes set! Dying. Yes.

  159. Deanna G. says:

    Perfume! :)

  160. Ollie says:

    If I won the gift card I would buy the boscia black mask that looks like rubber and peels like a bandage on the face, I have oily skin full of stubborn blackheads :x

    <3

  161. Kim D. says:

    I would get the Clarisonic Mia. Thank you for the giveaway!


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  163. Audrey H. says:

    I think Id buy a couple of Tarte Amazonian blushes, they look so pretty. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  164. Rachelle Lyn says:

    I’d purchase some new skincare items since I’m in the market for something new.

  165. Angie says:

    I’d buy some new Stila lipgloss…it’s my favorite!

  166. JanT. says:

    I would buy a huge vat of Philosphy’s cleaner!

  167. Justine says:

    I’d put it towards ExfoliKate, one of my skincare staples.

  168. mary clay says:

    since i just cleaned out all my old makeup, i need eye shadow! i’m thinking about UD naked pallette 2.

  169. Karen H says:

    Used these for a while and loved them. Need to get more, would work great with my Konad kit. Thanks for the reminder,

  170. Mayuri Karela says:

    i would buy some lorac as its not available in UK :)

  171. Amy says:

    I would buy tarte’s amazonian clay foundation, I’m in need of foundation right now and I’ve heard good things about this one!

  172. Emilee says:

    The first thing I’d buy with a sephora gift card is… probably more nail polish! Or stock up on clinique… or some new make up brushes. I have a bit of a make up problem lol.

  173. Kathy says:

    This is such a neat trick!

  174. Kathy says:

    I would go out and buy myself the NAKED2 palette!

  175. Xero says:

    You know, I don’t know. I’d probably go for a blush, like Tarte Exposed or theBalm Frat Boy, then tell myself I don’t need any more blush, and then I’d look for a coral lipstick but not know where to start. I guess I’d have to do a lot of research to make the most of my money, since I’ve neve actually bought anything from Sephora and I’m not familiar with expensive brands.
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  176. Yesenia G says:

    The first thing I would buy with the giftcard would a YSL lipstick. :) I want to splurge & get one for my lipstick collection.

  177. Marianne Mojica says:

    If I won a giftcard, I would purchase Caldalie radiance serum. The biggest bottle of it possible!

  178. Mamavalveeta03 says:

    This is tough: Probably one of the new gift makeup sets by Josie Maran or else the newest Chloe fragrance (the one that is green). Love both of them!

  179. Libby says:

    The first thing I’d buy if I won would be some more Caudalie skincare, namely their new vinosource s.o.s serum!

  180. Raven says:

    If I won a gift card the first thing I’d buy would be the TokyoMilk Dark perfume in Tainted Love. I’ve been dying to pick one of those up!

  181. drew says:

    the naked palette

  182. Lisa V. says:

    I would buy skincare items for my mother since her birthday is coming up and she loves trying out new skincare products. I usually don’t have enough to splurge on expensive gifts for her, but this would be perfect!

  183. Londie says:

    The first thing I would buy would be a Nars blush or a MUF eyeshadow palette :)

  184. Abby says:

    I would buy, no question, The Black Knight by Butter London. I have been pining for this polish for months and months but can never bring myself to pay $14 for it. I love it.

  185. Maggie says:

    This is tough. I would probably grab a UD Naked 1 or 2 palette for a good friend of mine who has been wanting one. And of course, add some skincare products to the cart as well. =)

  186. Genevieve says:

    I’d spend it on shine-control products.
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  187. Melisa Edwards says:

    I would buy a Nars blush


  188. Hello,

    I ADORE the turquoise gems with the yellow polish

    Thanks for this giveaway
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  189. Josie says:

    I would get the Shiseido urban protection sunscreen :)

  190. Emily says:

    I really want the Smashbox Shades of Fame Palette.

  191. Melisa W. says:

    I would buy a clarisonic mia since i’ve been wanting one for ages.


  192. The first thing I would buy is the Love Sweet Love perfume :)
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  193. Charlotte says:

    Yay for Q-tips! Simple is always best. If you pull the fluff off they do great dots too. Use the pointy end, dip in two contrasting colors of acrylic craft paint and you can make gorgeous petals and leaves for flowers, swirl in a circle and you have a rose. Let dry and put on some top coat.

    Definitely the Naked palette.

  194. Wendy A. says:

    MUFE aqua cream in #20 (blue) and an Edward Bess lipgloss because I hear they are amazing but I can’t deal with the 30 dlls pricetag I also have been dying for Ellis Faas Milky eyes but again just looking at the pricetag hurts-a lot!
    Have a nice day ladies!

  195. Melissa R says:

    I would probably buy a new palette not sure which one because I want so many but I would have a blast finding one!

  196. Vi says:

    I would buy the Naked 1 palette because I’ve recently lost it and it feels like a part of me died :(

  197. Anne says:

    I would get some Tarte products. There is a set with clutch on Sephora right now for less than $50!

  198. Aud W says:

    I’d buy the Naked 2 palette! I thought for sure I didn’t need it, cause I love my Naked palette…but I went to Sephora and tested it…and had trouble walking away…so nice!

  199. Genny says:

    If I won a Sephora gift card, I would be like a kid in a candy store! It’s very warm here today and I’m thinking of sultry summer nights. I definitely need some bronzer. I’m interested in trying the one from Too Faced. I would also love to get the Pacifica Tahitian Gardenia rollerball perfume. Thanks for the giveaway!

  200. Chanelle (C.M.) says:

    I would try out nails inc!

  201. Ciambella says:

    The first thing I’d buy if I won a card is the new Illamasqua blushes from the Naked Strangers collection! They look like the perfect nudes for me!

  202. Irina says:

    I would get a new Dior lipstick!


  203. Illamasqua Baptiste nail polish! I’ve wanted it forever!
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  204. Heather C. says:

    This first thing I would buy would have to be some new mascara, but which one is the real question!

  205. suzanne says:

    I would get some new frangances, all the ones ive had are discontinued!

  206. Cristina says:

    Fabulous Idea! Love it! The Q-tips make it so easy to apply nail art!
    If I won the giveaway I would buy some skincare products I’ve had my eye on for quite some time!

  207. Stephanie says:

    I’d finally buy a nice big Sephora train case to store my growing makeup collection.

  208. Tammy says:

    The first thing I would buy is some philosophy shower gels :-)

  209. Hannah S says:

    I would definitely purchase the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette!

  210. Ceece says:

    I’d buy my husband the expensive shave stuff he likes there but won’t spend money on and ship it to him! He’s currently deployed to Afghanistan.

  211. DP says:

    I’d purchase a decent concealer! My heredity dark circles eat up everything I’ve tried.

  212. April says:

    I would have to get either the TARINA TARANTINO Dollskin Cheek Palette or the Laura Mercier Laura’s Secrets Volume 4 The Illuminated Golden Glow…tough choices! :))

  213. Cindy says:

    I would buy the new Lancome foundation that I’ve been wanting for a while now! >.<

  214. SusieL says:

    I’d buy the Buxom mascara I’ve been using – I love it but otherwise I’d replace it with something from the drugstore. After that, who knows!

  215. glamazini says:

    You would think the Q tip could leave behind fuzz in the polish but I see you got that covered by wetting it. Smart! Thanks for sharing since I suck at nail art.
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  216. Vanessa says:

    If I wont this gift card, I’d go ahead and buy the Urban Decay Naked Palette. Been wanting to splurge on it, but haven’t made the plunge yet. I don’t know why, but if I won, I’d definitely buy it! :) Plus it’s my birthday this month so that would be nice to be able to buy myself a little present hehe!

  217. JoAnn says:

    The first thing I’d buy would be the Naked 2 Palette (:

  218. Karen says:

    I would probably buy the Naked 2 Palette

  219. Tracy says:

    I would buy something amazing to wow everyone at the upcoming wedding I am attending. I have been in mourning of my son and my mother who passed away a year from each other. My son was only 15 days old and my mother was my best friend. People have not seen me out in this type of setting in a long time so I wanna show everyone that I am finally starting to get myself back together and what a way to do that then by showing them that I can still look amazing even when it has been sometime since I have been seen as such.

  220. Jennifer says:

    Tarte Amazonian blush!

  221. Ann C says:

    I want to get some of the new gelshine nail polishes! I already have the light and I love doing it myself. I also want to try out there gel removal system. It looks easier than the foil method I currently use.

  222. MelodyJ says:

    I would get Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie Scrub.

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  223. Virginia says:

    I would buy an urban decay 24/7 liner. I’ve heard they’re amazing!

  224. Amanda says:

    I’d by some Illamasqua polish and makeup!

  225. CrissyK says:

    The first thing I would buy is some skincare from the brand Caudalie, I’m pregnant and my skin is totally going crazy with acne, clogged pores and discoloration.

  226. Emily K. says:

    I’ve never thought about doing that! Love that nail polish color, btw. I need a new mascara, so that would probably be the first thing I get

  227. Catherine says:

    If I win this gift card, I’m getting the Naked 2 palette! Oh BTW Super cute nail art!
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  228. devonna says:

    I would get some of the new Nails Inc. products and some Betsey Johnson.

  229. Melanie says:

    I’d get the Naked palette!

  230. Sarah W says:

    The first thing I would buy is a few tubes of my favorite lipstick from Bite.

  231. hh says:

    OPI Just Spotted the Lizard polish and Too Faced Better Than False Lashes mascara!

  232. Stephanie says:

    What a great Idea! Definitely giving it a try!

  233. Stephanie says:

    What’s the first thing you’d buy if you won this gift card?

    Naked 2 pallet!!!

  234. maguire says:

    thanks for having this giveaway! :)

  235. maguire says:

    i would probably get a nice foundation, like mufe hd!

  236. Sarah says:

    I will use it to buy some of the Benefit sets or a new Buxom blush!

  237. Sarah says:

    I want to get the Stila In The Light Palette. It looks good for daily use.

  238. HautePJ says:

    If I won the Sephora gift card, I would pick up some of the new Clinique Chubby Lip Pencil or wait until the new Benefit lipglosses are available!

  239. Crystal C says:

    I’d love to try caviar nails, but they’re so expensive. That would probably be the first thing that I buy.

  240. Titi says:

    I would buy the blush duo from the sephora and pantone universe collabo.

  241. Ais says:

    Your nails aren’t all that short, mine don’t even reach the end of my fingers. I wish I had the patience to paint them and make them look pretty, but I always break them when they are long and bite them when I’m nervous.

    Anyway, they look great!

  242. Kirsten says:

    The first thing I would buy would be a new Jack Black lip balm because I can never have enough.

  243. Alyson says:

    I would buy some OPI Trend Tips. Im dying to try those!

  244. jeccica simpson says:

    I would purchase some self tanning products for the summer, I love Sephora!!

  245. Phyrra says:

    So awesome! I MUST find the pointy q-tips!
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  246. Phyrra says:

    Oh! the first thing I’d buy would be Illamasqua Skin Base in 1 for mixing.
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  247. Tina says:

    The first thing I would buy is the fragrance Shower Fresh Clean. I love smelling summer fresh

  248. Stephanie says:

    I would buy some new nail polish!!
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  249. Merli Estime says:

    I would first purchase some lancome mascara

  250. Brooke says:

    I would buy the Pacifica Blood Orange set and a few bright summery polishes!!

  251. Deirdre says:

    I am in need of some new under-eye concealer. Hey, with a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old, sleep is limited in this house! XO


  252. Thanks for sharing this! I love putting jewels on my nails, but they come off so easily, even after 2 coats of topcoat! But thanks for the tip :)
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  253. The first thing I would buy is a new pink Sephora makeup train case! I really, really need one to keep my makeup organized and in one place. Plus, it’s on sale for $59!!!
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  254. Tomi says:

    The FIRST thing I’d buy is LIP GLOSS and although I haven’t narrowed it down to which yet, I am so hoping to win and spend a day just glossing it up. *-*
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  255. Patricia says:

    I would buy my mom a perfume, she loves perfumes & collect the bottles :)

  256. Kandice says:

    The first thing I would buy is the Naked2 Palette from Urban Decay. I’ve been wanting it for awhile but havent had the funds to splurge!

  257. Charity S says:

    I would buy some great mascara!

  258. Sally Lewis says:

    I would buy Make Up! Can’t say what, but I sure would have fun shopping for free!!! They have so many products I want to try.

  259. Toby says:

    Tarte Exposed — I’m in need of a good nude blush!

  260. Sara says:

    I would purchase nail polish! I am so addicted to nail polish and Sephora has a GREAT selection!
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  261. I would buy anything Bare Minerals! I love their entire line.

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