I’ve gotten so used to doing my own manicures at home that I only visit a nail salon when I need a pedicure as well as every other month to get a professional cuticle clean up. This past weekend I decided to treat myself to a manicure and pedicure and therefore had an array of colors to choose from. I spotted this beautiful Pinky Coral color that had a slight hint of orange and I fell in love.


Main Polish: Essie in Cute As A Button



What do you think of this color?

Essie Polishes are $8 each and since I think this is pretty pricey for a nail polish I went in search for a dupe at a more affordable price and I found one that is prettttty close!


Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in Coral Reef

Retailing at $2.99, this is a much affordable option.


Sephora has always been my GO TO store when it comes to makeup due to the variety of products and brands they carry. They have an awesome Beauty Insider program as well! Basically, you get 1 point for every dollar you spend in the store which then can be redeemed for special reward gifts. You have your option of 100 point and 500 point gifts and they occasionally throw in a special 250 point gift. I don’t use my points often as I rather save them up until they offer something I love…. and they finally have!

The Summer Lovin’ Set

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The Summer Lovin’ set is a 500 point reward and includes the following:

Ultra Shine Lip Gloss #11 Shiny Pin-up Pink (0.1 oz)
Outrageous Volume Mascara – Ultra Black (0.06 oz)
Tinted Self-Tanning Body Mist (1.5 oz)
Instant Moisturizer (0.5 oz)

All these products are the Sephora brand and since this kit included some of my favorite items – I had to pick it up! The lip gloss is very long-lasting and actually very pigmented and the instant moisturizer is one of my favorites to date. A little goes a long way and I think that’s important in a face moisturizer. The mascara in this kit is not one of my favorites, mainly because I am not a big fan of that type of brush but I will be giving it a few tries before disregarding. The self-tanning body mist has excellent reviews on the Sephora website and when my tan starts to fade, I will definitely be testing it out.

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Do you shop at Sephora and belong to the Beauty Insider program? What have been some of your favorite rewards?


happy april

Wishing all you Bloggers & Blog Readers a very happy April!

Cheers to health, love, happiness & NO MORE snow 🙂

May April be the most productive month yet.