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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Get to Know the 3 P's of Self-Tanning

Have you heard of the 3 P’s of Self Tanners? Yup, it’s a thing, well at least I’m making it a thing right now, so learn more about each below. And while the formulas are getting better these days, I really wish there was more progress when it came to that darn tanner smell! Yes, some are able to mask it better than others but it's still there. 

In the meantime, let's check out the 3 P's!


Primed - SKINNY TAN Tan & Tone Kit ($54.99 @ – if you are looking for the whole kit and caboodle, this might be your answer. This one includes an oil-free skin exfoliator, Pre-Tan Primer, so you get the smoothest application you can. And the 7-Day Tanner gives skin an instant bronze loo that develops into a tan shade in a few hours and sticks around for up to 7 days. And make sure you give a healthy helping of this on your backside as they didn’t put the name Skinny in the name for nothing.


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Monday, November 03, 2014

Why I Threw Out All My Nail Polish

Unless I get the most perfectly applied prep, an at-home manicure never lasts past 3 days without chipping or peeling off. It’s frustrating! That’s why I’ve thrown out all my regular polish and become a full-time gel-polish convert. When they first came out a few years ago, they were only available in salons (the CND brand). Then, brands started making at-home versions that included a lamp to cure the polish. Ok, getting better, but now we have a handful of brands that have gel polishes that don’t require a UV lamp to cure. Some need a topcoat, some do not , so I put an asterisk next to the ones below that require you to use more than one product, like a base coat/primer and/or top coat, with it.

Are you going to join the “throw-your-regular-polishes-out” movement?


1. SALLY HANSEN Miracle Gel Nail Color shown here in Throwing Shade - $9.99 @ and

2. *L’OREAL Extraordinaire Gel-Lacque 1-2-3 Nail Color shown here in Decadent Indulgence - $7.99 @ and

3. COVERGIRL XL Nail Gel shown here in Rotund Raspberry - $7.49 @ and

4. *CND Vinylux Weekly Polish shown here in Pretty Poison - $9.95 @ and

5. NAILS INC. LONDON Gel Effect Polish shown here in Kensington High Street - $14 @ and

6. *REVLON Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel shown here in Wild Card - $7.99 @ and

Friday, January 04, 2013

Which Nail Appliques Are Worth the Price Tag?

Nail Appliqués have never been hotter but don’t be deceived as not all are created equal. The market is pretty saturated with so many different styles that is easy to be won over by a design only to have it start peeling off within 12 hours of putting them on.

I’ve tried quite a few brands so do you want to see which ones survived the scrutiny? Click after the jump!


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Monday, November 12, 2012

Review - Sally Hansen Insta-Gel Strips

I think we’ve reach a plateau when it comes to the nail appliqués/gel manicures. And now a product that seems to combine them both – SALLY HANSEN Insta-Gel Strips Starter Kit. It combines the quickness of the nail appliqué with the curing of the LED lamp. So how did it fare? Click after the jump to find out!


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Saturday, January 07, 2012

Sally Hansen Little Details Point-Tip Tweezers

I have a hard time throwing out tweezers when they don’t work anymore. I just hold onto them hoping they will suddenly work but this doesn’t stop me from buying or acquiring more. My latest purchase is SALLY HANSEN Little Details Point-Tip Tweezers with Safety Cap


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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

This Week In Nails

This-Week-In-Nails-Butter-London-OPI-Essie Tips: OPI Nail Lacquer in Moon Over Mumbai ($7.50 @

Toes: BUTTER LONDON Nail Lacquer in Teddy Boy ($12 @

Tips and Toes: ESSIE First Base Base Coat ($8 @ and SALLY HANSEN Shea Butter Rapid Finish Nail Color Dryer ($5.99/2.1oz @


np – Samuel Barber’s Agnus Dei

Saturday, May 24, 2008

A Slab O' Butter

We talked about these that maxed out the Shea and these five below max out the butter.





  • CND CREATIVE NAIL SolarButter ($10.95/3.5oz @
  • SALLY HANSEN Shea Butter Hand & Body Butter Scrub ($6.99/3oz @
  • EMINENCE ORGANICS Mandarin Grapefruit Body Butter ($40/4.2oz @
  • PORTICO SPA Soothing Body Butter in Lavender-Citrus ($16/6oz @
  • LALICIOUS Lily Mango Body Butter ($24/7.3oz @



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