#ManicureMonday

I felt this was the perfect color for this week. Taupe is severely underrated in the manicure department so I wanted to represent. I really like this polish that I got on sale (because that is how I get most of my beauty products nowadays) I am in dire need to going for a real manicure to get a handle on these cuticles but I have yet to find a reasonably priced place. I guess I got a little spoiled with my $12 manicures at my old place. 

I am keeping my eyes open. This polish needs two coats to really shine, but it works amazingly. It has yet to chip which is important. The brush is wide which works better for me as I don’t mess up as much (I really suck at putting on polish) and I can get the corners of my nails better. Plus Cruelty free!!!!

#ManicureMonday

The other day I went to the dollar store and found some great beauty finds! L.A Color is a brand I’ve always liked and it is affordable too! 

I got three of their Color Craze polishes. This one is a metallic purple called Cyber Grape. I noticed quite quickly that it’s very thin so you need to apply a couple of coats to get it opaque. You will also need a top and bottom coat, I forgot to apply a top coat and it chipped pretty quickly. 

For 99 cents though it was a good buy. 

Beauty: Julie Nail Polish

Golden Sunset

I was looking for a nail polish that was appropriate for fall but still reminded me of the sunshine of summer. I think I found the perfect shade in JulieG Golden Sunset. This is actually from the brand Jesse’s Girl which they recently started stocking at my nearest Rite Aid. 

While I thought the color would have a more gold bronze tone to it, on my nail it actually reminded me of Rose Gold, which is not a bad thing at all. The polish is a little thin but I found if I layered it too much it chips a little too easy. 

I think I would like to layer this over another color, a brown or even a orange it could go well.

#ManicureMonday Aurora Gel Effect

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Since it’s getting closer to Christmas I wanted to wear red nail polish. I only really have 2 red polishes something that I need to rectify and soon. I picked the Aurora Gel Effect in Flaming Red because I want to see if it was really close to Gel. It’s an orangey red that stands out. It doesn’t require a UV light which is great. The polish is thinner than I thought it would be. I was hoping that the polish would only require one coat, but you need at least 2 to thoroughly coat your nails. It was a bit streaky, probably because of the thinness of it. It did, however, last a long time and didn’t start to chip until the 5th day of wear. While it isn’t as good as having gel done in the salon, it is a close second. I’ll definitely check out the different colors, but Vampire Red has really caught my eye. Plus at $7 it’s not a break the bank situation.

New Year Drug Store Haul!

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So New Year, why not start it off right with a little something for myself? They had so many discounts at my CVS that I couldn’t help but buy up!

I definitely had to get some of the star wars collection from Covergirl since I am such a fan, and yes I know I technically purchased two of the same mascara (one is waterproof!!!!) but I really don’t care.

I also want to start doing my nails more so I bought some much needed products from ORLY.

Also this is the only drugstore in my area that carries MUA cosmetics. I can’t usually find MUA anywhere so when I saw that set on sale I snatched it up!

xo,

Kimberly-3