Springy Negative Space Manicure

Hello Everyone! Hope you are all having an awesome monday! This is my seconds attempt at negative space mani, the first one can be seen here.

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I uses chevron vinyls to make the X and then used a makeup sponge to create the gradient then remove the vinyls and voilà. I must have taken a hundred pictures and it still doesn’t look like it does in real life, it did pick up some if the polishes iridescence though.

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Polishes used Zoya Jace, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Sun Spots, Royal Hue & Total Flirt. The decals were bought off Ebay.

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I did a different design on my right hand, since I was having trouble getting a symmetrical X design and I actually think I like this design better.

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Thanks For Reading!

-Kerri

 

Jefree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks

Hello Everyone! I really was over the liquid lipstick trend, I wasn’t going to do it again…nope…hmm hmm no ma’am not one more liquid lipstick, what did I do?

*Sigh* I kept getting tempted each time I saw it and I bought more liquid lipsticks and you know what I’m glad I did. Everyone was giving it rave reviews, which tempted but still made me skeptical. I’ve tried a lot of these liquid lipsticks and for one reason or the other they’ve never been worn twice, They’re all sitting in a box somewhere.

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I managed to get my mitts on two of the more wearable everyday colors, but if you want to rock neon purple lips everyday, go ahead and do you. I got Dominatrix and Androgyny.

The formula isn’t too wet, is very pigmented and goes on like butter. The application and look of the lipstick is always helped if you exfoliate your lips the night before and use lip balm. There is a smell, it’s kind of chemically/plasticy, even being smell sensitive it doesn’t bother me and once it drys on the lips I don’t smell it anymore.

Dominatrix is a lovely chocolate brown.

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Androgyny which always seems to be sold out, is described a mauve plum, that color in my opinion it depends on which light you’re in, sometimes it looks darker other times like a pale pink.

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I really like these, and would purchase more. These are the most comfortable long wearing liquid lipsticks i’ve ever tried, they don’t over dry my lips and don’t cake up when I reapply after eating.

Thanks for reading!

-Kerri

Disclaimer: I was not sent these lipsticks to review and they were purchased with my own money.

Happy Easter!

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Hello Everyone! Hope you’re having an awesome Easter weekend, I myself had a intensely irritating week add to that skin is doing it’s own thing and no amount of cuticle oil keeps the cuticle on my thumb from painfully splitting. So here’s to hoping for better next week.

Needing something fresh and springy, I decided on this Easter colors abstract watermarble.

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​Polishes used OPI Alpine Snow (base), Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Sun Spots, Social Butterfly, Royal Hue & Wing It & La Colors Gold stripper.

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After I did the marble it looked like something was missing so I added a few lined of a La Colors Gold stripper.

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Thank you for reading?

– Kerri

 

St Patrick’s Day Clover

Hello Everyone! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This year I went with something a lot less dramatic than last years mani even though it was definitely more fun.

It started out like this.

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and I didn’t quite like it for some reason, so it ended up like this.

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For this mani I did base using Zoya Shawn and on top of that I applied OPI’s The Man With The Golden Gun.  For the watermarble I wanted a marble small enough to fit a little over half the nail and not hide the nail color under it. So I filled up most of the outer rings with Pipedream Polish Clearwater and then added the other four drops of polish to form the petals.

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Polishes used Zoya Shawn (Base), Zoya Hunter & Jace (Watermarble), Zoya Goldie, Pipedream Polish Clearwater, OPI The Man With The Golden Gun.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day, don’t drink suspicious green beer and don’t go home with Leprechauns but have fun anyway.

Thanks for reading!

-Kerri

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Makeup Stick

Hello Everyone! I know it’s always fun to try new foundations except when you don’t get the desired results. I know a lot of people love and swear by the Lancome Teint Idole liquid foundation, but I did a test application and it wasn’t for me. I’m not sure if it was because it was the height of summer and I was darker but my closest shade match just made me look pale.

But this makeup stick has turned into a love.

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This is said to be a 24-hour wear weightless texture foundation stick that provides high coverage in a matte finish, with broad spectrum SPF 21 sunscreen. Also said to be:

  • Oil free,
  • Fragrance free,
  • Transfer-resistant,
  • Smudge-resistant
  • Non-comedogenic (causes blackheads by blocking the pores of the skin.)

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I have oily/dry combination skin type, it applies smoothly, wasn’t streaky, feels very lightweight. One thing was watching out for is if the foundation separated on the oily parts (particularly my t-zone) of my skin, it never did. I did wear this with and without powder, I used Mac Mineralize in Dark Tan, it performed well either way, just a little blotting and I was good to go.

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On price point, i’m on the fence, on one hand it’s $42 for 0.31 oz of product, even Make-Up Forever is 0.44 oz of product for $43, which isn’t all that much better, but it’s still more product. On the other hand a I little product can go a long way if like me you’re just evening out your skin tone, this foundation may last you a while because it is so highly pigmented.

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I swatched my shade 500 Suede (W), it blends right in. Would I repurchase it? yes. I like that it’s portable, so easy to throw in my bag and lightweight with good coverage.

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Ignore the background and tired face, I was having horrible allergies. (>.<)

Thanks for reading!

-Kerri

 

 

Happy Jamaica Day 2016

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Hello Everyone! Happy Jamaica Day! Don’t worry if you’re not Jamaican you can celebrate anyway, have some Jamaican food and blast some reggae it’s all good.

Jamaica Day is a part of the Culture in Education Program, run by the Ministry of Education and is celebrated in schools across the country. Normally it’s celebrated on the on the last Friday in February, but because of this years general election it’s being held today.

Each year focuses in a different part of our culture this year it’s creative industries such as theater, music, art, design, writers and of course food.

My creation of choice tada…..

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Polishes used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Lemon Zest, Going Green, Heritage Red & Black Out.

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Thanks for reading!

-Kerri

 

Purple Haze Gradient Manicure

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Hello Everyone! I previously did a similar manicure in blue and I always wanted to recreate it since there was something about it I loved so much, but I chose different colors which I happen to like so tada ……..

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It’s a purple gradient manicure, embellished with decals I got from Born Pretty Store and rhinestones from ebay. Though I still think this was cute, I preferred the blue, just give me blue any shade of blue will do. I literally have to stop myself from reaching for blue shade or all I would have are blue polishes and post blue manicures.

So what’s your favorite go to manicure color?

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Polishes used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Femme Feather, Orchid Around, Wing It, Painted Lady, China Glaze Fairy Dust.

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Thanks for reading and Happy Friday!

– Kerri

 

Blue Green Abstract Watermarble

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Hello Everyone, This mani was done before my little break, I wasn’t sure what about I didn’t quite like, then I realized the color choices I made just weren’t as vibrant as I’d like. Honestly to me it looked a little depressing.

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Polishes used Sally Hansen Bare Hug (base), Green Thumb, Funky Flare, Dabbler

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And of course then this happened, it bent at work and both edges broke, I attempted to patch it but the next day it just ripped off when I was lifting a text book.

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As you can see after two and a half months its all grown out.

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Thanks for reading!

-Kerri

Anti Valentines Day Nails

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Hello Everyone, So I took an impromptu blog break and it got really hard to get back into blogging. Though we are in the second month happy new year anyway. I still don’t celebrate valentines but if you do more power to you.

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I did a simple gradient for pointer and pinky using Zoya Genesis (base), Piaf, Blair, Jem and accented that with a circle charm and pearl rhinestone.

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The middle fingers are valentines nail vinyl samples I got from Whats Up Nails, Zoya Genesis is the base and sponged on to is Zoya Storm & Payton. For battered and bruised hearts (if a bit sparkly).

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Polishes used Zoya Genesis (base), Piaf, Blair, Jem, Storm & Payton.

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For the right hand I messed up so I did a switch and used decals.

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This is a link to 2014’s mani.

Thanks for reading!

– Kerri

PS. I found this funny doodle by @ritualbydesign on Instagram that perfectly sums most people most people on valentines day.

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Purple and Yellow Watermarble

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Hello Everyone! Are skulls only for halloween? Umm no, no they’re not. This wavy watermarble started out as an idea that didn’t quite work out because some of the other colors bled too much……you’ll see what I mean.

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On the pointer and middle fingers you can see some bleeding of the purple polish, there are ways to minimize this from happening. Let the polish spread as much as possible when dropped on the water or adding fewer polish drops. And sometimes nothing helps so just rock it anyway

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Polishes used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Sun Spots (base), Painted Lady, 3D Crystal Skull PE-29 Sticker bought on Amazon

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Wavy watermarble pattern.

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Thanks for reading!

– Kerri