Essie Go Ginza – A One Coat Wonder

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Nails on mug

Spring time is finally here, y’all! I know, I know… it seems hard to tell if Mother Nature got the memo considering this cold weather all of a sudden, or maybe Winter wasn’t going out quietly. To get those Spring vibes going again, especially with Easter being today, I decided to rock some pastel polish this week to celebrate my second favorite season. Bonus: I’m finally getting to try out a color I’ve had for a minute but didn’t wear because it didn’t match my mood.

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Zoya Whispers nail polish collection

Zoya Whispers Collection

Ohmigoodness, Zoya. I feel like it has been foreeeeever since I’ve played around with some of their polishes. I got the Whispers collection to review and I was more than excited about it. I love how Zoya has these Transitional nail polish collections. Granted you can wear WHATEVER color you want but for those true nail polish aficionados than want something special in Fall/Winter shades and Spring shades, a collection like Whispers is IT.

Zoya Cala

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My Top 5 Favorite Beauty Tools

Beauty Tools

Tools of the trade, baby. All of us beauty lovin’ guys and gals have them. I actually have A LOT but have managed to list just 5. These are the tools that I simply can’t live without. 

Dem tweezahs!  

Yooooo, where would I be without tweezers? I would be a hot mess. I’d be a confident hot mess, but a hot mess nonetheless. Tweezers are everything for a girl like me who naturally grows bushy brows and a beard. Okay, it’s not a full blown beard but if I didn’t tweeze it, I could probably beat a 13-year old boy in a ‘stache race. It’s sad. And I hate it. But tweezers make my life fuller, richer and I feel so much more confident owning several of ’em. 

Liquid Pump Dispenser 

Okay, it’s not that big of a deal. Just kidding, it is. I looooove these pump dispensers. I still use that fantastic (but over priced) nail polish remover that is Zoya Remove + and that was when I was first introduced to that kind of bottle. Now I’ve got a dozen of them all over the house. It’s not a “tool” per se but I find them so incredibly useful for toner, alcohol and even vinegar for spot cleaning in the kitchen. Technically, vinegar could be considered a tool, too but I’ll save that for another day. 

simplehuman mirror 

It’s funny what happens when you look at your face through a well lit mirror. I don’t care how beautiful you think you are (and you ARE beautiful, babe), you may gasp in horror. You SEE things when you look at yourself through one of those mirrors. Pores look like boulders and you’re never really prepared for this kind of thing. Even still, I love my simplehuman Mirror. It is absolutely wonderful. I’ve stared at my mug for hours just plucking and analyzing and really it’s one of the best beauty tools out there. 

Acrylic containers

I rock the minimalist look when it comes to storage. While I love bright and bold colors, I tend to let the cosmetics do the talking and store them in clear acrylic containers. Oh, how I love these. Stores like The Container Store carry them in soooo many different sizes and I love that they can make your space look clean and sophisticated. I love this set, too! 

Clarisonic  Mia

Obviously, right? I’ve been bragging about this thing for almost 5 years now. And here’s why. But also, here’s another reason. I have GOT to get my hands on that baby.

What beauty tools rock your world? 

 

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Zoya Flair collection

Zoya Flair

It’s finally starting to feel like Fall around here. I showcased the first part of Zoya’s Fall collection (the lovely Focus) and now I’m back to share off Flair. I got a press sample of these months back and now that the weather has been feeling all Fall-like, these could not have been swatched at a better time. 

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Zoya Focus Nail Polish collection

Zoya Focus Nail Polish Collection

Fall is right around the corner and yours truly couldn’t be more excited. I always look forward to Summer until well, it gets here. Summer in Florida is like…not pleasant. Not even a little bit. I welcome the cooler breezes and lower AC bills. I welcome the changing of leaves and prepping for the holidays. Fall nail polish collections? LOVE THEM! They’re pretty typical for the most part but I love the richer shades. Zoya Focus is part I of Zoya’s Fall collection. Stay tuned for Flair!

Zoya Hannah

Hannah is a red that while lovely, I feel has been done before. That doesn’t mean I love it any less. It’s a classic red and it’s one of those reds that I couldn’t wear as a child. Take that, mama!

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SpaRitual GOLD Flexible Color – It actually lasts and lasts!

A few weeks ago I received SpaRitual GOLD Flexible Color nail polishes and girl, I was intrigued. First of all, these aren’t like gel polishes. You know, everyone is on the gel nail polish kick but there’s something special about these polishes. This two-step system launched on July 1st and I’m really excited that I got to experience them so soon. I’m not kidding when I tell you that they are really fan-freaking-tastic.

SpaRitual GOLD

And yeah, I know…I say that about a lot of nail polishes but while others are cracking and chipping on you in a matter of hours, SpaRitual GOLD lasts. And lasts. And lasts.

SpaRitual GOLD promises…

-longer wear
-easy on application and easy off removal
-smudge repairing technology
-dries in under 8 minutes
-high shine
-self-leveling and correcting

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What polish are you rocking on the nails and toes?

FOREO Issa packaging

Hey y’all! Happy Weekend from me and my Lipstick League sisters. Today we’re talking about nail  polish! But before that, check out these hot posts circulating interweb. 

Nouveau Cheap – A popular German drugstore beauty brand that’s almost impossible to get here in the US is now available at Ulta. Any guesses about which brand I’m talking about? Click here to end the suspense.

Prime Beauty – saddles up to the bar–the Buxom Eyeshadow Bar! With 40 eyeshadows to choose from, it’s easy to create your own custom palette. Check out the palette Prime Beauty created and see the pre-filled selection too!

Phyrra – Want unique, attention-grabbing nails? You NEED to check out my Beginner’s Guide to Indie Nail Polish!

Beautygeeks – The extensive range of bronzer options we have now really makes it easy to choose the right one, doesn’t it? Ha ha ha! Clever Guerlain offers help via a quick Terracotta Consultation online exercise to ensure you find exactly what you like. Plus Beautygeeks is giving three beautiful Guerlain Terracotta bronzers away in the winners’ perfect shades and finishes — US readers are eligible!

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