Color Street Vegas Vixen

I must say, the glitter designs from Color Street are turning out to be my favorites. That includes Color Street Vegas Vixen. This one is a gorgeous hot pink to silver gradient. I even wore this one on our trip to Vegas earlier this month! (Obviously! :P I had to!!)

How else can you get a perfectly even gradient with no mess, no cleanup, and no dry time? If you wanted, you could even stamp on top of this and give it your own personal pizazz. Color Street is really an awesome product!

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How to Remove Color Street Nail Wraps

I keep telling people how easy it is to remove Color Street nail wraps. In order to prove how easy it is, I made this little video! ;)

Color Street Harajuku Hearts

Today I’m going to show you Color Street Harajuku Hearts. This is a super girl design! The pink has a slight touch of shimmer to it when you see it in real life. Come join my private lazy nail art group to show off your manicures! (Regardless of whether they are Color Street or not!) Click here to join.

Also, don’t forget to enter my giant It Cosmetics giveaway. Click here to join.

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Color Street Lover’s Lane

Color Street Lover’s Lane is being retired!!! :O It will only be available as long as supplies last. This is too bad because I love this design. It’s simple, fun, and modern. If you like it, too, you better get a set or two for yourself! I have no idea how long these are going to last in inventory.

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Color Street Sunset Canyon

Right now, I’m wearing Color Street Sunset Canyon. As you may know, I’ve never really been able to master the art of the watermarble, so I was pretty excited when I saw this design. This is the first time I’ve ever been able to wear a perfect watermarble! LOL

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Color Street Sunset Canyon is available at www.mycolorstreet.com/lazybetty and all the designs are buy 3 get 1 free right now! :O

Espionage Cosmetics Wonder Gal

Today, I’m wearing Espionage Cosmetics Wonder Gal. I had a little trouble with these ones. They’re a bit thicker than Color Street so you can see there is some warping – especially with the solid gold one by my cuticle. Even though Color Street is a lot easier to apply and wear, I still buy and wear Espionage Cosmetics wraps because I lovelovelovelove their designs so much. About half of them are thin enough to conform to my nails – so once in a while it looks perfect, too! LOL.

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Sally Hansen Neutrals

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Sally Hansen sent me a couple neutral polishes to swatch and show you! These are both from the Color Therapy line which has argan oil infused in the products to help moisturize and nourish your nails.

Sally Hansen Chai on Life is a creamy nude with peach undertones.

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This is Sally Hansen Make my Clay. This is a really weird color. My father is a potter so I grew up around a TON of clay. (A TON.) And while this is a pretty color-accurate polish for its namesake, clay is kind of a weird color to wear on nails. This one has green undertones. It definitely looks like clay, but I don’t really like on my nails. LOLsally-hansen-make-my-clay-swatch sally-hansen-make-my-clay

Zoya Sophisticates Collection

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Zoya sent me their Sophisticates collection to show you! This is a set of cremes and metallics that will get you ready for fall. Hooray! FALL!!!

Zoya Joni

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Zoya Hadley

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Zoya Yvonne

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Zoya Gal

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Zoya Tabitha

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Zoya Padma

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Zoya Elaine

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Zoya Presley

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I tried that eyebrow stamp thing…

I couldn’t help myself. I had to try that crazy eyebrow stamp thing. I filmed what it looks like. My eyebrows aren’t perfect. I know that already, so no need to point it out. LOL. But overall, I liked the product.

Watch the video to find out more details about how the stamp works and what I think!

Color Street Casa Batllo

This mani is Color Street Casa Batllo. As soon as I put this one on, I knew it was going to be one of my all-time favorite designs. I wore this one for over a week – which is an eternity for me. I freaking love it.

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I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about how the removal process is with Color Street wraps. Since these wraps are made of real nail lacquer, the removal process is just like it is with traditional polish! :O :O In other words, all you need is cotton balls and polish remover. :)

I know that with other nail wraps, you need a hammer and a chisel to get them off. Don’t worry. That is completely not the case with Color Street! I plan on doing a video of it soon so I can prove how easy it is, but until then, don’t worry about destroying your nails with these. They last a long time but are also easy to remove! Win-win!color-street-nail-wraps-casa-battlo color-street-casa-battlo-nail-wraps

It Cosmetics Haul + GIANT GIVEAWAY. 11 WINNERS!

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It Cosmetics sent me a huge, giant, ridiculous box of stuff to review for you! All of this came in a super giant box. To watch the live, blind unboxing watch this video:

It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cleanser:

What it does: cleanses skin (I would hope so…), increases hydration, sulfate-free, and decreases fine lines and wrinkles.

My thoughts: Totally holds up to the claims. This is an excellent cleanser. It removes my makeup well and doesn’t leave my poor, dry face feeling worn out and cracked.
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It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores

What it this collection does: Helps make pores disappear

My thoughts: This blush is freaking gorgeous. The shade I got is Sweet Cheeks. It is a beautiful pink with gold shimmer. I’ve been wearing this baby every day since I got it.

The translucent setting powder also ensures a very flawless finish. I’ve been using these powders on top of all my foundation – regardless of what brand I’m wearing that day.it-cosmetics-blush it-cosmetics-blush-review

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It Cosmetics Bye-Bye Breakout

What it does: This color-infused skincare cream is a drying lotion and concealer in one. The powder minimizes shine and works to improve the look of blemishes.

My thoughts: My skin is already prone to dryness so I have been using this as a spot treatment rather than full foundation. It definitely helps hide zits. Sometimes, concealer can highlight zits and make them look way worse. It’s products don’t do that! :) Hooray!

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It Cosmetics Bye-Bye Redness

What this collection does: This trio of cream, powder, and correcting cream reduces redness and is great for sensitive skin. The products soothe the skin and neutralize red coloring for a flawless finish.

My thoughts: Heck yes! I tend to get a little red-looking because my skin is so sensitive. If it’s mad at me, if lets me know. This product line helps by being kind and gentle to my face and it neutralizes any redness.

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It Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Foundation

What it does: Increases hydration, smooths skin, makes skin look and feel younger

My thoughts: Another excellent product! This is a lightweight foundation so I like using it when I don’t have a busy, busy day.

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It Brow Power Powder:

What it does: Fills in sparse brows without smudging

My thoughts: I’m not a huge fan of It’s brow products. I’ve tried very hard to love them, but I just don’t like the way my brows look with their “universal” shade. I’d love to see It cosmetics come out with a full range of brow shades so I can get something that’s just right for me. The clear pomade, though, does a great job!

it-cosmetics-brow-powderIt Cosmetics Perfect Lighting

What it does: increases hydration, improves brightness of skin, makes skin appear healthier

My thoughts: This is a great little concealer/highlighter pen. It’s lightweight and does not tend to crease under my eyes.

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It Cosmetics Superhero Liner

What it does: waterproof fine-liner pen that absorbs oil to ensure long lasting wear.

My thoughts: HELL TO THE YES. I love this pen. It is now my all-time favorite eyeliner. This and the Superhero mascara are my favorite It cosmetics products of all time. They make my lashes look lucious!  it-cosmetics-superhero-eyeliner

It Cosmetics Bye-Bye Under Eye Concealing Pot

What it does: Skin-smoothing, line-minimizing under eye concealer

My thoughts: This isn’t the unicorn concealer I was hoping it would be. I still can tell I’m trying to ‘cover something up’ under my eyes. However, I think it’s important to note that I have this struggle with everything I put under my eyes. :)

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Want to try some of these products yourself? Check out this super amazing giveaway that I’m having! There will be ELEVEN winners! ELEVEN!!!

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Color Street Moulin Rouge

Color Street Moulin Rouge is not going to make it to my favorites list, but it certainly is pretty. I’ve done a few long-style nail art similar to this because I like the lacey look. (Long-style as in I do the art myself and it’s not #cheaterstrips) I really like the look of black lace on red. I think it’s it’s kind of daring and sexy. I can’t quite put my finger on it (hahahahaha) as to why this wouldn’t be in my top 5 favorites. I think maybe it’s because I have so many Color Street designs that I love even MORE.

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Color Street Pacific Waters

Color Street Pacific Waters is a gorgeous glitter gradient. Gradients and glitters are super messy which is why I love Color Street so much. It makes it sooooo fricking easy.

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Color Street Walk of Fame

Today I’m going to show you Color Street Walk of Fame. This bad boy is a silver metallic base with a star design on top. I freaking love these ones. They are definitely a top contender for my favorite pattern.

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Get your Color Street nail wraps buy 3 get 1 free at Color Street

Color Street Ciao Milano

All right, all right, allright! Today I’m going to show you Color Street Ciao Milano! This is one of our french tips design….and the tips are metallic gold! So cool.

I love the Color Street french manicures because I can finally get the tips even-looking. When I used to do it with scotch tape, they looked uneven all the time!
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Pixi by Petra Products Review

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Pixi by Petra sent me four products to show you! You can find Pixi in stores such as Target or online at Amazon.

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I was sent their Lip Exfoliating Treatment, clear setting powder, makeup fixing mist, and a lip/cheek stain.pixi-review

 

The lip exfoliator is very moisturizing. The product itself doesn’t actually have any grit to it. It’s more like a vaseline texture. It’s the packaging that does the exfoliating. As you can see in this picture, there are little “teeth” that massage your lips and slough away dead skin.pixi-lip-exfoliator

pixi-by-petraThe lip and checck stain is really light. It will give you a very natural look. pixi-lip-and-cheek-stain

The clear powder is actually the surprise favorite of these four. I use clear powder like this to help set my makeup around my eyes. This little powder poof is absolutely perfect for that!

The makeup fixing spray obviously doesn’t actually fix messed up makeup. What it does is re-hydrates dry skin so your makeup doesn’t look dry or powdery. Good to have on these hot summer days!!!

Thanks again to Pixi for sending these my way! I have more Pixi products to show you so make sure to stay tuned!

Ipsy August 2017

What’s in my August 2017 Ipsy Bag?? I don’t know! Let’s find out together!!

Feature Friday: SeneGence ShadowSense

Today I’m going to show you a super simple look that you can do with ShadowSense.

You can see what ShadowSense colors are available at www.senegence.com/bettysbeauty!

Color Street Safari Heat

I have one of my favorite Color Street designs to show you today! This one is Color Street Safari Heat! This is a hot pink design with black leopard print. This is hot.hot.hot.

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I got a million compliments on this design. Ok….maybe not a million….but a shitload. Definitely a shitload. Get yours at www.mycolorstreet.com/lazybetty so you can get compliments too.color-street-safari-heat

Did you know….I send out samples of Color Street wraps? Yup. Free samples of Color Street. :O CLICK HERE to request yours!

Color Street Hollywood Kiss

On this fine Monday morning, I’m wearing Color Street Hollywood Kiss! This is a hot pink french mani look. French manicures with Color Street are so freaking easy and I still can’t get over the fact that there is no dry time. This is the fastest french mani I’ve done in my entire freaking life. It might be the fastest ever in the history of mankind.

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Did you know there are at least two – maybe three – ways to save on Color Street orders? No need to look fabulous AND go broke. ;)

  1. You might already know this, but color street is buy 3 get 1 free. Even better than that, the french tips are buy 1 get 1 free! That’s some killer savings right there.
  2. Join the preferred client program. This is a monthly fix of Color Street wraps and will save you 10%. Preferred clients can log in to their account and adjust the items you want in your monthly Color Street box. Mix and match each month to ensure you get exactly what you want!
  3. Sign up as a distributor and get 25% off everything including buy 3 get 1 free deals! :O You can join my team by clicking here and choosing if you want the Deluxe Showcase Kit or the Basic Starter Kit. Not only will you be getting involved in a company that is hitting the ground running, but you will get private access to me. :) What does that mean?
    • I will teach you how to build an engaged, interested audience
    • I will teach you how to position yourself to stand out among other nail wrap distributors (including other Color Street distributors!)
    • You will get to join my exclusive Facebook group where I do direct training with only people on my team.
    • I will teach you the marketing secrets I’ve learned as I’ve built this business AND my other two businesses. (Let’s just say I’m obsessed with start-up businesses and I can’t wait to share my knowledge with you!)
    • Earn a few extra bucks a month for ‘fun money’ or turn this into a full-fledged business opportunity for yourself – the choice is yours! Either way, the above promises stand. :)

If you are interested in any of these ways to save, simply click the appropriate links and let’s get started! Or , if you have any questions at all, shoot me an email and I’ll get back to you in two shakes of my puppy’s tail! :)

Cheers,
Anne
www.lazybetty.com

Random Drugstore Stuff Review

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I’m not sure what to call this post….I got a box of random things in the mail to review from a PR firm so I’m going to put them all in one post. :) Each product doesn’t really merit it’s own full-blown review post so you get to see my thoughts on FOUR products today! :O

First up, we have some Scunci Mixed Metals bobby pins. These are pretty standard bobby pins. I don’t usually use bobby pins, but I have used these in this ridiculous heat wave to keep my hair up on off my neck and shoulders. They hold hair well and the metallic look is fun and modern.

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I’m sorry to say that I ended up being allergic to this Malin+Goet body lotion. I got a rash all over my body. GROSS. and ITCHY. :( I have extra sensitive skin so that won’t happen to everyone, but it’s definitely something you should know.

I also didn’t care for the smell. It smelled…like dirt? I’m not sure how else to describe it. Kind of like how Tom’s of Maine products smell. (Which are also not my ucp of tea.)malin+goet-review

Now THIS. THIS PRODUCT SAVED ME. The Philip B. Thermal Protection spray can be applied to wet or dry hair. I started using this after I started getting a ton of breakage with my hair. My hairdresser was even concerned about how much breakage was happening. I started using this and we’re both very impressed. I actually went and got my hair dyed today and she commented that my hair seemed a lot healthier. We didn’t even need to do a trim for split ends! I think this Philip B. Thermal Protection spray made a big difference.

I use it before I style my hair with heat, but I also use it if I know I’m going to be spending time outside on any given day. Gotta protect those locks from the sun, too!philip-b-thermal-protection-spray-review

Lastly, I received this Conair Profession Salon Results Boar’s Bristles brush. In my experience, these brushes need a little bit of ‘working in.’ Usually, they are pretty stiff right out of the packaging. This brush is the same way, but I can tell it’s breaking in and that I’ll get a ton of use out of it. Quality hair brushes last ages. I still have one that I stole from my mom when I went to college in 2002. (Oops! Sorry mom! But I’m not actually sorry. It’s an excellent brush.)

This brush might be an heirloom for my non-existent daughter someday!

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This Nail Art Hack is Going to Change Stamping Forever

OMG. I am so excited about this. One of my Facebook fans had the idea of stamping on top of Color Street nail wraps before you put them on your nails. (I tried stamping the traditional way in this post.) If stamping on top of the wraps before putting them on your nails works…then you will NEVER HAVE TO CLEAN UP AGAIN.

That’s right. You heard me. All those “cleanup shamers” in the polish groups who criticize your accuracy….well…this solves all of that!

For this mani, I used Color Street Vienna Snow because I am in the mood for some black and white nails!

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Here’s video proof that this is how I did this mani!

The french mani wraps have CLEAR WRAPS. That means you can stamp like this on top of ANY COLOR IN YOUR COLLECTION.

THIS IS HUGE YOU GUYS. HUGE.

and the french mani wraps are buy 1 get 1 free. :O :O

Get them at www.mycolorstreet.com/lazybetty

 

Color Street Park Slope Party

As a reward for wearing Rose Path yesterday, I let myself grab Color Street Park Slope Party as a reward. color-street-nail-wraps-review color-street-nail-wraps-park-slope-party

 

Color Street Rose Path – Help this mani!

I decided to try one of the Color Street patterns that I thought was a little too ‘grandma’ for my taste. Today, that design is Rose Path.

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The metallic accents liven this up a bit and gives it a youthful flair, but I still think those flowers look like my grandmother’s couch. I like that there are solid silver metallic wraps in this pack to break up the roses.color-street-nail-wraps-rose-path

Ah shit. I just had the coolest idea. I should have stamped some skulls and crossbones on the solid silver ones. That nail art would have been a cool juxtaposition between grandmas and punk.

I guess I better order another set! LOL.

What would YOU do on the solid silver nails to youthen this up a bit??
(Yes, youthen is a word. I just made it one.)

If you order this set and do an awesome manicure with it, make sure to come show it off in my private Facebook group! :D

Click here to order this nail wraps set.

Color Street Alpine Freeze

Today, I’m going to show you Color Street Alpine Freeze. This is a silver glitter with art-deco purple and black lines. This is something I probably could have made with striping tape, but it would have taken 4-evah. color-street-alpine-freeze

Since this is glitter, it removes the same way glitter nail polish does. (Which makes sense because Color Street is made with real nail lacquer and not like plastic or something like other nail wraps.) Anyway…here’s the technique I use to remove nail polish. (Click here.)color-street-nail-wraps

Color street is buy 3 get 1 free. Most people can get two manicures out of one set of strips. Each set comes with 16 nails but if your nails are short enough then you can use one strip with two nails. My nails are short enough to do this and my nails wouldn’t be considered “short.” color-street-nail-wraps-alpine-freeze

The longest I’ve worn a set of these Color Street nail wraps is a full week. They actually still looked great by the end of the week, but I wanted to sport a new mani. :)