Friday, June 2, 2017

Deal Alert: Get Essie Nail Polish for $2!

Who is the Boss / Source 

Magnetic Collection / Source

Bell Bottom Blues / Source

Essie nail polish for $2!?  Yes, sign me up!!

I am so excited to share this deal with you!  This site also has lots of other makeup/beauty steals and their customer service is great!  

I ordered with them the first time a few months ago and had one item come broken (it was a small speaker in a set and I am sure it got to them broken too) and they were great about it.

They also offer free shipping when your purchase is over $25 and I have a $2 off for anyone who wants to get some awesome stuff!  You can use my referral link and get your $2 off and then share with friends and get another $2 off too.

If you are sitting there thinking, "okay, Jessica, give me the link already!  I'm in!"  Here it is :)  Just click here and you can get going.  They have so many other amazing things too!  

All nail swatches are from the amazing :)

Thanks so much for reading!  Happy Shopping!
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Thursday, June 1, 2017

D.I.Y. Shellac / Gel Nails Hack!

Sorry for my super long absence!  But I am back at it today with an amazing hack for you :)  I am so bad with my nails, my polish always chips off in the first day or 2.

If you are like me and you love having your nails painted but hate how quickly they chip then you have got to try this!

This doesn't take too long, the trick is thin layers and painting all nails with each coat then waiting a few minutes and doing all nails with the next coat.

Ready for the steps?

1 coat of base coat (I use Seche Vite)
1 coat of color
1 coat of Gelous
1 coat of color
1 coat of Gelous
1 coat Seche Vite Top Coat

I got all of my stuff from Sally Beauty Supply to do this and it has lasted me quite a while!  I use any color that I want to with the base, gel and top coat and it works so much better than regular polish and top coat. :)
P.S.  Check out my Posh blog for a super easy one step pedicure!!  Seriously this is the ultimate lazy girl summer hack!
P.P.S. Taking foot photos is so awkward!!  Sorry if these pics are super weird I just couldn't figure out how to take good ones.
Thanks so much for reading!!
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Friday, November 4, 2016

9 Tips to Banish Cake Face!

After a very rough month or so health wise and sleep wise, my face is in rough shape.  I did not wash and moisturize twice a day like I should have while I was sick and my skin shows it.  When your skin is dry, uneven, and full of dead skin layers, cake face is so hard to avoid!

Luckily I found a scrub and a face oil that really help! I can now actually salvage my poor skin and have my foundation apply smoothly without the dreaded cake face look.

Since I have been struggling with this and researching tips and tricks I thought I would make a post with all of the useful tips and tricks out there.  There are so many things you can do to help avoid cake face:

1. exfoliate (2-3 x's a week)
2. moisturize (2-3 x's a day)
3. add some oil to your foundation before applying (see demonstration here)
bonus tip: if you have dry skin or lots of texture to your skin avoid watery, or very thin liquid foundations. You can even put your skin type into Sephora's website and see recommendations for foundation based on your skin type)
4. apply foundation with a beauty blender or soft foundation brush
5. try to stipple (push foundation straight into your skin) instead of rubbing the foundation around your face
6. use downward strokes when applying foundation (peach fuzz generally grows downwards on your face and you want it to lay smooth and flat not stand it up)
7. make sure your foundation is completely dry before adding any finishing powder
8. press instead of rubbing powder in
9. use a glycerin, moisturizing setting spray

Thanks for reading!!  Sorry there are no pictures in this post, my camera lens is not able to pick up cakey vs. smooth makeup difference :(

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