12/16/14

Pastel Christmas Nails using China Glaze from Live Love Polish

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I'm sure you all have seen a bazillion red and gold nail designs (I will be bringing you one later this week) so I decided to switch it up and do a pastel themed design. Live Love Polish sent me two great China Glaze colors. Did you know they are a authorized seller of China Glaze!? That means they get their polish directly from China Glaze, you know it's real, not expired and you get to shop from a great online retailer!

For this design I used China Glaze White On, Peachy Keen, Re-Fresh Mint and Fairy Dust. I used my new favorite plate MoYou Festive Plate 6. I can't draw a snowflake to save my life, I am so thankful for that plate! 




What do you think of my pastel Christmas nails? I really love the orange snowflakes!


12/8/14

Christmas Nail Art with OPI Holiday 2014


My husband said these nails reminded him of Christmas wrapping paper! I wasn't going for anything specific with this look, just fun and festive but they do remind me of wrapping paper. My favorite nail is my pointer, I love the glitter, green and gold! 

For this look I used 
OPI - What's Your Point-settia? ,Christmas Gone Plaid, Rollin' In Cashmere, Snow Globetrotter




I tried a white background for the pictures today, do you all like black or white? I can't decide! 


12/5/14

Salon Perfect Lashes, Lash Adhesive, and Brow Defining Kit Review

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This post is a bit different from the normal nail polish, you are going to see my eyes! I've never done a post like this so please let me know what you think. If it's something you like I can start to add a little variety to the blog. 

This was my first experience using false eyelashes. I'm a mascara junkie so I usually just layer on tons of mascara to get a bold eye look. But after using these I think for a special occasion or night out I will use these. It took me a couple tries to get them right but after some trial and error I had it down. One thing I thought helped them blend with my regular lashes was one thin coat of mascara. I used Bobby Brown Smoky Eye Mascara on all the lashes after I had them applied. 

One thing that helped immensely was eyelash adhesive. Salon Perfect sent me their Lash Adhesive in dark. It helped the lashes stick to my eyelid and also looked a bit like eyeliner. It came right off with my makeup removing wipes. 









They also sent me their Pro Lash Applicator. This little tool was a life saver,  I used it to adhere the lash to my eyelid. I took the curved side after I had placed the strip on my eye and gently pressed my real lash and fake lashes together. 


Salon Perfect Perfectly Natural # 53. These ones are nice if your going for a subtle, natural look. They didn't look fake, they just added a little extra length and fullness to my natural lashes. 





Perfectly Natural #110 are bit more dramatic then #53 but still a nice natural look. They were my favorite for a nice daytime look with a bit of omph. 





Perfectly Glamorous #105 was hands down my favorite look. I am a huge fan of big, full and long eyelashes and these fit the bill. They are so fun, I know I'm going to wear these as soon as I have a reason to rock some glamorous eyelashes! 






Perfectly Glamorous Demi Wispies were a fun look too. They are nice and full at the corners. They have a more natural glamorous look and they give the lashes a pretty full look. 





And don't forget about your eyebrows now that you have those beautiful lashes! I used the Salon Perfect Brow Defining Kit on my brows for all the pictures. I've been using the kit for over a week and I'm impressed. I was using Anastasia Brow Powder in the darkest brown but I must say this is really comparable. I use the darkest color with this kit too and then I've been using the nude color eyeshadow under  my brow bone to highlight and lift my eye. The kit comes with a wax pencil, three colors of powder, a grooming brush, and angled brow brush.




Left to right - lightest brow color, medium brow color , darkest brow color and eyeshadow

With Salon Perfect you are ready to rock your best eye look for this upcoming holiday party season! If you've never given false eyelashes you should give them a try, they are flirty and fun!

Salon Perfect is available at your local Walmart.



12/2/14

Live Love Polish - Seche Vite Top Coat and Polish Review

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Live Love Polish

Hello friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. My sister was in town for the week, we only get to see her once a year and I got to spend lots of time with her. It was a ton of fun, I even did some Black Friday shopping and got lots of great deals, unfortunately my nails didn't fair so well. I decided to try a nice short length. I'm actually loving them short!

I received my choice of Seche Color and Seche Vite top coat from Live Love Polish. Have you heard of them yet? They are a newer website but they have lots of indies and mainsteam brands too. They are the only place I've seen the Seche colors. I picked Contemporary, a purple leaning grey. And of course I used my favorite top coat Seche Vite . If you ever wonder what top coat I use on 90% of my posts it is this one. I remember the first bottle I bought, I was so excited and it lived up to it's glossy hype. The nice think to about Live Love Polish is they have the refill kits and Seche Vite thinner on their website too.


If your looking for some fun polishes or just looking to grab a nail bloggers favorite top coat head over to Live Love Polish! They have free shipping to for any purchase over $20, which is easy to do for any nail polish lover.


11/30/14

Zoya Cyber Monday Mystery!




The best thing about a surprise is the anticipation that builds when you don’t know what it is – right? Ahhh… That wonderful feeling of knowing you have a something really special coming your way and the excitement that builds as the contents are finally revealed.

On Cyber Monday 12/01/14 (12:01 am – 11:59 pm EST), Zoya captures that special feeling with THE ZOYA CYBER MONDAY MYSTERY *This special mystery grouping of items, from your friends at Zoya Nail Polish, is just $15 (plus FREE SHIPPING). We can’t tell you what it is except to say that when you see it your will say “Wow, that was one heck of a deal!” - Zoya guarantees it.
All we can say is that it is a bag and box in a box - we promise you won’t get any socks and we won’t send you a fox (no matter what he says)!
Purchasing Information:
$15 (US) includes free shipping.
Exclusively on Zoya.com

Zoya isn't releasing this link untill Monday but I have it for you now! 
LINK TO CYBER MYSTERY ITEM: 


Want to shake the box and figure out what it is? Contents of the Zoya Cyber Monday Mystery will be revealed on Tuesday (12/02/14). Or you can wait until it arrives (if you can stand the anticipation).
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Valid online at www.zoya.com 12/01/14 (12:01am EST) - 12/01/14 (11:59pm EST). US Only. Not valid in conjunction with other coupons, codes or promotions. Art of Beauty is not responsible for incorrect addresses, credit card entry errors, web related issues or any errors associated with declined credit cards. Returns or exchanges of promotional items not permitted. Code must be entered at time of purchase. One code per account - code cannot be reinstated for canceled orders

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