Color Street Sakura Festival

I have another gorgeous Color Street manicure to show you today. The polka dots go well with my new branding! LOL. This mani is called Color Street Sakura Festival. After doing this mani, I still have four wraps left which means I can still use these as accent nails in other manicures or on my toes! :O All you have to do is store them in an airtight container to keep them from drying out.  color-street-sakura-festival color-street-sakura-festival2

What do you think of today’s Color Street manicure? All designs are buy 3 get 1 free so you can be set for the whole month or longer!

Feature Friday: The Perfect Shade of Concealer

Did you know that you can get the exact perfect shade of concealer with SeneGence? We have this sassy little product called the SeneGence White Highlighter/Concealer. What you do is mix a dab of the concealer with your foundation. This thickens it a touch and lightens it 1-2 shades for perfectly covering up those under eye circles and blemishes. Check out the video to see it in action! You can pick up yours at www.senegence.com/bettysbeauty

Makeup Drop Silicone Makeup Sponge Review

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I was sent this Makeup Drop Silicone Makeup Sponge to review for you! I decided to film my first time using it so you could get a genuine look at how this works. Check out the short video below to see what I thought!

Color Street Wraps VS Other Wraps

Today I’m going to show you a new Color Street Wraps design and I’m going to show you proof as to why I love them so much more than other wraps.

The application instructions for all brands are the same – Press on to the nail and file off the excess. It really can’t get much more simple than that. Some brands say you can get better results if you get the wraps warm first. Otherwise, the instructions are the same across the board….But the results of the different brands tell another story.

On the left is another brand of nail wraps. I’ve had a lot of practice with wraps and the one on the left is a pain in the ass. It doesn’t sit flat on my super curved nails. It puckers at the apex and at the edges. I can barely even wear them.

On the right are the Color Street Wraps in Mauna Loa. As you can see, there is NO pucker; it’s completely flat against my nail, even at the edges. I didn’t use a heating device or anything. No top coat or basecoat needed. It is so easy-peasy-mac-and-cheesy.

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Here are the Color Street Wraps from the usual angle. This design is super pretty. It looks like a glittery watermarble. This design is called Mauna Loa and you can find it at www.mycolorstreet.com/lazybetty.

These wraps are buy 3, get 1 free for all but the french tips. The french tips are buy 1 get 1 free!! :O color-street-mauna-loa-review color-street-mauna-loa

I can’t believe how quickly I can do a gorgeous manicure with these wraps. There is no headache and they last much longer than polish. Even when you play with doggies all day!color-street-review

And here is my husband shaming our puppy. His name is Doctor.

Color Street Brooklyn Beat

About a week ago, I posted that I was in love with Color Street nail wraps. I finally got my new distributor package in the mail and I’ve made a demo video for you!

But, first, let’s take a look at what OTHER nail wraps do on my super curved nails. The would pucker in the middle and peel at the edges. I’ve tried tons of different brands and different application techniques. I got lost in the dark side of the internet googling “How to troubleshoot nail wraps.”

As it turns out, my nails weren’t the problem, the wraps I was using were!

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When I first got Color Street nail wraps on my nails, it was like I finally found what I was looking for. This design is called Brooklyn Beat and you can check it out at www.mycolorstreet.com/lazybetty

Here is a demo video. I also explain a lot of cool features about the wraps so make sure to listen! :)

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Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Review

I got my hands on the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette about a month ago….and then I forgot to post about it! Oopsies! Hopefully, this is better late than never!

The shades are all very warm toned. (If you didn’t know that from the name, then….well…I don’t know what to tell you.)

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I did a couple eye looks with this. All of them were very red looking or brown-red looking. I actually kind of like it, but it’s not something I’m going to gravitate toward every day.urban-decay-naked-heat-palette-review

As usual, the formula was great. I’ve come to expect that from Urban Decay. If they slap “Naked” on the labelling, I’m going to buy it for sure.urban-decay-naked-heat-palette-reviews urban-decay-naked-heat

Have you tried this palette yet? What do you think?

Toppik Hair Building Shampoo Review

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I was sent some Toppik Hair Building Shampoo and Conditioner to review. I was pretty excited to get these because I have super thin hair and anything that’s going to make it bigger is a godsend. Unfortunately, I was disappointed with these. They made my hair really dry and brittle.

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I even tried mixing the conditioner with castor oil to help put some moisture in my hair, but it didn’t help. I used these for 3 showers before I couldn’t do it to my hair anymore.

I think if you’re prone to oily hair, then Toppik shampoo and conditioner might work really well for you. In fact, I’m going to give these to my dear friend Chelsea over at smackerlacquer for her to try out. She might review, but she might not. Only time will tell…

Even though these didn’t work out for me, I appreciate Toppik sending them my way!

Purple Nail Art Stamping

{Press Sample}{Purchased by Me}

Where are my purple lovers?!?!? This mani is for you!! It starts with two coats of China Glaze Summer Reign. Then, I used It Girl Wisteria and It Girl Plate IG117 for the stamping design.

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You know what’s fun? Hanging out in my Facebook group. Why? Because it’s not a one-way conversation. Come join us and get in on the beauty conversations! :) Find it HERE.

How to Get that Damn LipSense Off

I keep seeing reviews on major websites (eg Allure and the Today Show) reviewing LipSense. They have been giving us great reviews, with one problem. Everyone complains about how hard it is to get off. In response, I have made this very helpful video showing you how to get that damn lipsense off!

Hope you enjoyed it! To get LipSense, all you gots to do is head over to Senegence.com/Bettysbeauty.

Pretty Serious Swatches

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Pretty Serious sent me quite a few lovely polishes to show you!

Pretty Serious Cherry Bomb is a bright pink with golden shimmers. The shimmers are so fine that my camera washed them out a bit. This polish is 1,000x more gorgeous in person.

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Pretty Serious Stupid Cupid is a seafoam green creme.

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Pretty Serious Misty is a light, dusty green creme.pretty-serious-misty-swatch pretty-serious-misty

Pretty Serious Heartbreaker is a shimmery purple.pretty-serious-heartbreaker-swatch pretty-serious-heartbreaker

Pretty Serious Petrichor. Petrichor is a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather. Fun fact: the world always smells like that, but water makes scents more pungent. It’s why dogs exhale snot balls onto things and then quickly inhale it back in. It’s one of the many ways they smell so well. Trap those scent particles in! This is also why it’s a terrible idea to fart in the shower. #science

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Pretty Serious Precipitation. Obviously, I love this one because it’s named after my favorite weather. :) I do have to tell you that it stained my nails, though. So you’ll want to have a good nail bleach scrub handy when you remove this one. Or, just cover up those stains with more polish like I do!pretty-serious-precipitation pretty-serious-precipitation-swatch

Pretty Serious Overcast. Is it shallow to just love something because of its name? Because this color could have looked like dog diarrhea (too vivid an image?) and I still would love it because overcast days are the best days. Get outta here, sun!

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Pretty Serious Cloudburst. This is a lovely calm green. pretty-serious-cloudburst pretty-serious-cloudburst-swatch

Pretty Serious Pluviophile. I did not know what a Pluviophile was, so thank god for Google, amiright? It’s a lover of rain; someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days.

OMG YOU GUYS. THERE IS FINALLY A NAME FOR WHAT I AM.

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Yours in love,

A die-hard pluviophile.

 

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Mermaid Nail Art

{Press Sample}{Purchased by Me}

Who doesn’t love a mermaid-inspired look? I started with two coats of Zoya Winnie which was originally sent to me as a press sample. Then, I used It Girl Emerald and It Girl IG119 to make the mermaid fin design.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s Mermaid Nail Art look!

I have resolved to start going live more often in my Facebook group (found HERE) and since I’m pretty shameless, who knows what sort of antics I’ll get up to! :) Additionally, I’ll probably try whatever people ask me to try (you know…short of breaking the law) so feel free to come on over, hang out, and watch me make a complete moron of myself!

Sleep Styler Review

In classic #lazybetty style, I’m always on the lookout for ways to make my life easier and more efficient. So when I saw my sister post about the Sleep Styler after seeing it on Shark Tank, I knew I had to try it. Here is my video review (spanning two days) of what I think.

In short, I actually really like it and would recommend it – especially if you’re a lazy mofo like me.

My sister called and was mad that the first half of the review didn’t show with my hair completely dry. SO, the takeaway from that part is I think it would have looked even better if it was dry. It looked decent and I’m for sure going to keep using these!

Thanks for reading my Sleep Styler Review! Have you tried these yet? What do you think?

Color Street Nail Wraps Review + Free sample for YOU!

I’ve secretly been dabbling in the world of nail wraps lately. Running multiple businesses in addition to my full-time day job has left me without a lot of time left over at the end of each day. Every nail wrap brand I’ve tried hasn’t been quite right. The main problems I’ve encountered are:

  • Weird crinkling of the wrap on the sides due to my strong curve in my nails
  • Damaged nails after removal
  • Not lying flat, so they barely last a day or two
  • Losing nail length during the ‘filing off the excess’ step

When I heard of a brand new company called Color Street, I was a little skeptical but I decided to buy one wrap just to see if it was any better than the others. I waited patiently for my pink wraps to arrive and when they did, I set them aside for about a week. LOL. Clearly, I was not too excited about yet another nail wrap.

Well….when I finally did decide to try them…holy shitballz, Batman! These are the BEST nail wraps I’ve tried in my life!

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Since Color Street is made with real nail lacquer, they are really thin. This means that they actually LAY FLAT on my nails. Hallelujah!

Since Color Street is made with real nail lacquer, filing off the excess is super quick and easy. No more harsh nail files! I filed the excess off with my fine-grain glass file!!! This means I won’t lose length on my nails anymore when I wear wraps! With other wraps, I have to file so hard that I file my nail too. Not with these! Huzzah!

Color Street is made with real nail lacquer, they can be removed with your favorite nail polish remover! This means that you don’t need to spend forever slowly removing wraps or, if you’re in a rush, losing the top layers of your nail by peeling it off. (Seriously. Other wraps are a goddamn pain in the ass to remove.)color-street-nail-wraps-review color-street-nail-wraps-reviews Color-street-review

These are the most incredible nail wraps I’ve ever tried. That’s why….GULP….please don’t shoot me….I’ve started selling them. I know, I know. I don’t have time for this! But I couldn’t not sell them! They are too amazing!

I’m waiting for my new distributor packet to arrive, but in the meantime, I am giving away free samples! Free! Why? Because I know you’re going to love these wraps as much as I do. Just click here to be sent a free sample!

Or, if you just want to try a whole set yourself, check out the site here.

Color Club Shine Theory

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I haven’t gotten much into the thermal polish world but I decided to dive in and buy the mood-changing collection. Tonight I have for you Color Club Shine Theory including nail art and video! :O :O (OMG. It’s almost like I’m trying or something. gross.)

Shine Theory is NEON yellow when warm and a lovely light blue when cold.

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I grabbed It Girl Pomelo Stamping Polish because it matched warm Shine Theory fairly closely.  Then, I used a wavy design from It Girl Plate IG120 to stamp.it-girl-plateig120

Then, when my nails get cold, the design shows up! :) :) :Othermal-nail-polish color-club-thermal-polish

Vintage Cosmetic Company Review

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The Vintage Cosmetic Company sent me a lovely set of their makeup tools to review for you! This company just premiered in the United States and can be found at Ulta or on their website, here.

They sent me an Eyelash Curler, a Blemish Remover, Tweezers, a Mini Manicure Kit, and a Blending Sponge. All of the products come in this cute, vintage-looking packaging and the metal is a rose-gold, when applicable.

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The blemish remover is double-ended so there are two sides to it – perfect for getting the right size for your zits! :Dvintage-cosmetic-company-blemish-wand

The blending sponge is latex free and infused with vitamin E. It is super thick which means the foundation sits on top of the sponge rather than soaking in. I found this to be really nice, especially since I’ve been using hecka expensive foundation lately. (But so, so worth it!)vintage-cosmetic-company-blending-sponge

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The eyelash curler is a gorgeous rose gold. It’s lightweight which was a change for me compared to my previous curler which is more heavy-duty. This one curled my lashes just as well, though, and even comes with a few replacement heads for the rubber part!  vintage-cosmetic-company-eyelash-curler

Would you believe me if I told you that I’ve never carried around an emergency nail kit??? Yep, that’s right. I’m that girl who goes around desperately asking coworkers for tools when a nail breaks. You’d think I would have learned my lesson by now, but I haven’t. Therefore, I’m extremely grateful for this! :) Especially since the cuticle pusher is one of my favorite I’ve ever tried! vintage-cosmetic-company-manicure-purse

Tweezers! Every girl needs tweezers. Heck, even every guy. My husband is stealing mine all the time! These are nice and sharp so you can get those ultra fine, pesky hairs. You know the ones.vintage-cosmetic-company-tweezers

Thanks again to the Vintage Cosmetic Company for sending these fun items my way! Make sure you look for them next time you’re in Ulta! Or, if you can’t wait that long, head over to their website here!