Here are the products I used for this weeks manicure:

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Main Polish: Sephora by O.P.I in What A Broad

Nail Art: Kiss Nail Art Paint in Black & Silver Glitter

Top Coat: Seche Vite Dry Fast

I always start with a base and then I painted two coats of What A Broad on all nails.

This was one of my first attempts at using Art Paint. I don’t have a steady hand and in the past it has just been a disaster. The finished product isn’t very clean but it is a lot better than what I have done. I guess practice does make perfect ūüôā I then created some line art with black and silver glitter art paint. I sealed the look with my favorite fast top coat¬†– Seche Vite.

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I purchased some funky colors in the Kiss Nail Art Paint and can’t wait to try out some new designs.

While scrolling through my I-phone camera roll, I realized I never posted pictures of 1st (not very good) attempt at an Aztec accent nail. Even though it really isn’t that great, I wanted to share with you guys the steps I took. When I finished I realized all the things I could have done to make this look work better and definitely will be trying it out again in the near future.

First I painted 2 coats of white polish on my nails. The reason for the white first is because the main color I decided to use was yellow and it is not very bright and the white acts like a base for the yellow polish to really pop. Once dry, I applied 2 coats of my Sinful Yellow.

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I ran out of nail strip tape so I had to use regular scotch tape. I see a lot of other bloggers use scotch tape all the time and I don’t know how – I hated it! I guess once you use the nail strips you can’t go back ūüôā I cut out a triangle and positioned it to my liking on the ring finger. I then painted over my whole nail with two coats of my Sally Hansen pink.

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I then removed the tape once the nail was dry and added a diagonal accent to my pointer finger using the tape again and painted two coats of the Sally Hansen polish. I also did a French tip on my ring finger of grey.

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Here is the finished look:

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Ehhhh…. not my best at all but not a terrible 1st attempt. I will try again with less bright colors and stick to more bold lines using my nail polish art bottles. I assume that will give the Aztec print cleaner lines.

What do you think?

P.S — Don‚Äôt forget to enter my Beauty Giveaway¬†xoxo

For this weeks manicure I wanted something simple but chic.

I decided to go with one of my favorite reds and add a ring finger accent.

Main Polish: Main Polish: Sephora by O.P.I in And a Cherry on Top

Accent Design: Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips in Misbehaved

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I absolutely LOVE this red! It is such a pure color where as a lot of other reds have orange tones in them. I also am a big fan of the Sally Hanson Real Nail Polish Strips. They turn the most simple manicure into something fabulous. I love the fishnet stocking look of Misbehaved. Click HERE to see all the patterns they offer for these Polish Strips.

MJ Beauty

Sephora is welcoming a new beauty line today…not just any line, but one by Marc Jacobs.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty is a 120 piece, 16 product collection that also includes make-up brushes. I have yet to test out any of the products but I love the boldness of the colors for this collection and I expect them to be big sellers. I also love the detail of the packaging!

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Click HERE to view all the products on Sephora. Remember you can purchase his beauty line from any Sephora store or online as well as select Marc Jacobs stores.

Marc Jacobs Beauty will debut in Europe during 2014.

I understand the frustration of trying to get those waterproof mascaras¬†off your lashes at the end of a long day so¬†I wanted to share with you what I use. I have tried numerous brands, both drug store as well as a little more high-end¬†such as Lanc√īme and MAC and there is only one that I am super in LOVE with.

Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover from the Sephora Collection

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The photo on the left is how the remover looks on a daily basis when just left on a counter. You can see the separation of the oil/water ingredients. A lot of people would argue it is not good to use oil based products on your face but for this particular product РI would have to disagree. I have very sensitive skin as well as oily and have never had an issue with it. In fact; oil based removers are one of the only and most common things used to remove waterproof makeup products.  The photo on the right shows what it looks like after being shaken right before use.

A little goes a long way with this bottle. I just squirt a few drops on a cotton pad and gently wipe my eyelashes as well as my eyebrows. Waterproof mascaras¬†are my everyday go to so it’s nice not to have to scrub and damage my eyelashes to remove it anymore. The liquid is very delicate and does not irritate¬†the eyes. It also contains a complex rich in flavonoids and olive extracts that is said to strengthen lashes and Procapil which promotes lash growth.

With a retail of: $6 for a 1.69 oz bottle (perfect for traveling) and $9.50 for a 4.2 oz bottle, this product is a lot more affordable than some other brands and works incredible! If you would like more information on this product click HERE to view all the Q’s & A’s.