Matte Stamping Nail Art

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Hello! Hello! Today’s mani uses Omega Pebbles as stamping polish. Out of the 5 I was sent, this one is probably the best stamper of the bunch. The base color is Omega Pacific Blue and the design is from It Girl Plate IG116.

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Do you like it better glossy or matte??

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Thanks for stopping by today! Leave me a comment so I’ll have something to read when I’m bored at work later. 😂

Red and Mint Stamping

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Good morning! Today’s mani starts with Omega Airey Fairy and then is stamped with Omega Too Hot to Trot! I’ve found that the Omega polishes I received as a sample all stamp quite nicely. :) This design is from It Girl Plate 116.it-girl-plate116 omega-nail-polish-stamping

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How a Pin on Pinterest Changed My Life

Today, I’m going to share a little story with you. :) It’s about how a pin on Pinterest slowly changed my life!

Get more info HERE.

Or, dive right in HERE.

 

Sinful Colors Kiss Goodnight Nail Art

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Sinful Colors Kiss Goodnight was sent to me in the Influenster Fierce Vox Box, free of charge. This SinfulColors is part of the Kandee Johnson collection. She was one of the very first beauty bloggers I ever followed so I’m really happy to have one of her polishes in my collection!

 

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For the nail art, I used It Girl Amethyst stamping polish with It Girl Plate IG116. If you haven’t tried It Girl yet, you really should. Nicole is absolutely the best.

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Rebrand!

I’m going through a little bit of a rebrand. You may have noticed the graphics on the site changed. (Or maybe you didn’t. I dunno. LOL)

I don’t know if you all knew this, but I’m super lazy. My #1 goal in life is to not be working hard. That means, I find the easiest and most efficient way to do things. Seems to work out pretty well for me. ;)

I’m always telling people that things don’t have to be hard if you have the right tools and knowledge. That’s what I’m here to provide. :)

So, please bear with me as things get tinkered with!

It Girl Majestic Osprey

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I purchased It Girl Majestic Osprey a couple weeks ago and it was one of the better decisions I’ve made in my life. This is a dark blue jelly with neon green glitters. I did three coats.

Doesn’t this remind you of Seahawks colors?!?! This polish is going to be front and center in my collection come football season! (We just have to get through this pesky summer first…)

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Wine French Tips + My Dog’s Birthday Special!

Today’s mani starts with two coats of OPI Sweet Memories which is pretty close to being an exact match to my natural nail. Once dry, I taped off the tips and used OPI Alpine Snow to make it a french mani. I had these wine glass vinyls for years and years. I think they are from Polished Vino, but I can’t really remember!

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My dog, Kirby, is turning 8 on Friday the 17th! To celebrate, I’m having a special all week. Every SeneGence / LipSense purchase will have a free gift included! What is the free gift? Only Kirby knows!! See what I have in stock and ready to ship at bettysbeautybazaar.com.

If you’re finally ready to join my team (Kirby would love that!) head over to Senegence.com/bettysbeauty and click on “Career Opportunity.”

Dermelect Spring Collection Selections and Nail Art

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Dermelect sent me two of their polishes from their spring collection. Dermelect is a peptide infused, anti-aging nail polish. Both of these colors were opaque in two coats. Keep scrolling to see the nail art I did with the two of them together!

Dermelect Coat D’Amour is a gorgeous pink creme.

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Dermelect Mani-Festo is a dusty teal.dermelect-mani-festo dermelect-mani-festo-swatch

And here’s a little nail art I did with the two of them together. I used striping tape (which you can find wicked cheap on Amazon) to do this look. Make sure your base color is completely dry before attempting any striping tape nail art. :) dermelect-nail-art striping-tape-nail-art

Omega Nail Polish Swatches

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Omega Labs USA sent me their spring polishes to swatch and review for you! You can find Omega Labs here on Instagram.

First up, I have Omega Pebbles. This is a light mauve cream. This is a one-coater! In fact, most of them are. If you make sure you’re following me on your favorite RSS feed, then you won’t miss any of the stamping nail art I did with any of these. :) :)

Pebbles dries a lot differently than it looks in the bottle. It looks like a nude in the bottle, but came out looking like a mauve on my fingers.

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Omega Pacific Blue is a super gorgeous medium blue. This one is really, really pretty and also just one coat!omega-pacific-blue omega-pacific-blue-swatch

Omega Peek-a-Boo is a light peach. I ended up doing two coats with this one, but you could actually just do one. In fact, I stamped with this one and it looked great!

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Omega Bella is, obviously, my favorite. This hot pink is so stunning!

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Omega Airy Fairy is somewhere in between a mint and a seafoam color. It’s a perfect shade for Spring!

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Omega Too Hot to Trot is the only one that’s not a one-coater. This orange-red has a bit of a jelly finish to it so I did two coats. (Which is really great considering most jelly polishes need at least three.)omega-too-hot-to-trot omega-too-hot-to-trot-swatch

I was highly impressed with this brand. I had never heard of them before until just recently when they contacted me for a review. They are definitely worth checking out. You can find out more information here.

SeneGence Sunday Update

Hi there, beautiful! I am SO pumped about Senegence this week. I now have 9 people on my team (who wants to be #10???) and we are KILLING it. Last month, our group sales volume was over $10,000!!! That is so much lipstick! And we’ve barely tapped the market! My gracious, it’s incredible.

I have also gone a little wild with making YouTube Videos. If you’re not following me over there, you’re missing some pretty good stuff! (And by “good” I mean “me making a fool of myself.”) Here’s a link to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/annemarielsmith

My two videos from this week are:

Before and after using the Senegence Tinted Moisturizer and Foundation. This one is quick and there is a side-by-side before and after at the end!

My other recent video is some FAQ’s about being a distributor. I’ve been talking to many of you about what it all entails. Most people are interested in the “what does it cost??” category of questions. I answer all those common, burning questions in this video.

Do you still have questions after watching the video? Please let me know! It’s so fun to talk about this stuff!!!

Don’t forget, I have multiple giveaways going on right now!!! There’s a nail polish one here and a cosmetics one here!

Click here to join my team and get this party STARTED!

Metallic Stamping

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Today’s mani starts with two coats of Orly Big City Dreams which is from the La La Land collection. I used Mundo de Unas Metallic Purple to stamp these fun kaleidoscope style images from an It Girl Stamping Plate.

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Here is a plain swatch of Big City Dreams. Some bloggers had issues with this collection being a little patchy. I found that if I thought about it like it was a crelly and not a creme, then I had a decent time applying it.orly-big-city-dreams-swatch orly-big-city-dreams

Today we’re getting our taxes done and I’m soooo scared. This is the first year where I’ll have to do taxes for my businesses (yes, plural!!) including self-employment stuff AND my day job stuff. The pile of paperwork is MASSIVE. And I’m sure I’m going to owe a lot. I’ve never owed before! I’ve always gotten at least a little something back!!!!! This is super stressing me out. No wonder people just pay someone to take care of all of this stuff. Taxes are, so far, the worst part about being a business owner!

Pixi Skincare Review

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Pixi sent me some of their favorite skincare items to review for you! Pixi is available in stores at Target or online at Amazon. I received their Beauty Sleep Cream, Glowtion Day Dew, Glow Mist, and Eye Elixer.

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There is a generous amount of product in each of the bottles. I’ve been using these for about two months now – every day and night – and I still have lots of product left. It’s definitely a good value!pixie-skintreats-review

The Glowtion Day Dew has a tiny bit of pearlescent sheen to it. This gives your skin a very nice dewey look.

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The Beauty Sleep Cream is a nice, thick evening cream that leaves my skin feel super moisturized.pixi-beauty-sleep-cream

At first I liked the eye elixer. It comes with an applicator that is a metal roller ball. But, after continued use, I don’t like the applicator at all. It’s impossible to control how much product is coming out and if not enough is coming out, then the roller ball tugs on my eye a little bit. I wish it was in a regular little tub like other eye creams.

The Glow Mist is a good product, but I don’t really use things like that. I’ve never really noticed or felt a difference with them.

Thanks again to Pixi for sending these my way! I hope you will check out these and their other skincare offerings!

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Swatches + Giveaway!

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Sally Hansen sent me four colors to show off to you! BUT they sent me 5 bottles! That means I have a duplicate and ergo, you get a giveaway!!

Sally Hansen Berry Smooth is a creamy, gorgeous pink.

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Sally Hansen Red-y to Glow is a creamy red.

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Sally Hansen Rosy Glow is a beautiful pink with a blue flame shift.

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Sally Hansen Red-iance is an orange-red cream.

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AND….now for the part you’ve all been waiting for…I am giving away a brand-new bottle of Rosy Glow!!!

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Glitter Tips! + Senegence Sunday Update

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Good morning and happy Sunday! I have a simple mani today, but it’s one of my favorite easy looks. I started with two coats of Orly As Seen on TV which is from the La La Land collection. Some people had trouble with this collection being streaky or patchy. I didn’t really experience that. I thought of them as crellies and that helped alter my application. You want to use slightly thicker coats than usual and make sure you’re gliding the brush over your nail and not pressing it down at all. and Orly Explosion of Fun

For the glitter tips, I used Orly Explosion of Fun.

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Speaking of explosions of fun, that’s what’s happening on my SeneGence journey. I got my first commission check in the mail last week. It was three figures! (Apparently, we’re not allowed to say exact amounts. Boo.) Next month’s check is already shaping up to be 4 figures – nearly double what this month’s check was!

On top of that, because it’s not just about the money, I am having so much fun meeting new people and sharing LipSense with them. Everyone is always so amazed by it! I feel like a magician with a really cool trick that is a huge crowd pleaser!

Here is a complication video of my magic trick. :)

Now that you’ve been amazed, here are some links:

To shop lipsense: bettysbeautybazaar.com

To sell lipsense: senegence.com/bettysbeauty

Sally Hansen Moisture Rehab Review

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Sally Hansen sent me Sally Hansen Moisture Rehab to review for you! This is an intense serum meant to be worn over night on your nails and cuticles. Proper moisture is critical to nail health – especially if you’re trying to grow them out. (Water does not actually moisturize your nails. I’m talking about nail oil as a moisturizer.)

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What I like about this serum is that it’s thicker than a regular oil. That means it’s not dripping everywhere when I put it on. It stays on the spot in. I can feel it working as it relieves my dry cuticles – especially this time of year when it’s so cold.sally-hansen-moisture-rehab-review

I’ve been keeping the bottle on my nightstand and applying it all over my tips before sleeping. It soaks in quickly so I don’t get oil on my sheets. Hooray!sally-hansen-cuticle-care

I would recommend picking up Sally Hansen Moisture Rehab next time you’re in your drugstore’s polish aisle. It’s very affordable and should be available anywhere Sally Hansen is sold.