Neutral Stamping Nail Art

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Happy first day of December! I can’t believe that this year has flown by so quickly. Today’s mani starts with two coats of China Glaze Sand in my Mistletoes which is from the Seas and Greetings Collection. The stamping polish is an It Girl Prototype, but she has them for sale now! (Don’t miss out on these. Nicole spends a crapload of time making sure her products are top-notch.) The image is from It Girl Plate IG 101.

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Other things that are going on…I’m having a December Promo for my LipSense business. 10% of all orders will be donated to the Pierce County Humane Society. Not only will you look good, but you’ll feel good doing it. :) You can order LipSense from me here.

Never heard of LipSense? Here is my review so you can see how cramazing it is. (That’s crazy-amazing.)

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December LipSense Promo

For the entire month of December, 10% of all orders will be donated to the Pierce County Humane Society. Click here to order. This means 10% of revenue not of profit!!! The donation will be made within the first week of January, once December revenue has been finalized and totaled.

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SeneGence cosmetics make excellent stocking stuffers for women of all ages!

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Not sure what you should get? Shoot me an email at bettysbeautybombs at gmail dot com and I’d be happy to help you pick something!

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White Winter Nail Art

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It is a cold day in the Pacific Northwest! Here is a cold mani to go along with it. :) I used Celestial Unicorn on the Rocks, Konad White, and a design from It Girl Nail Art IG201.

You can see that my ring finger has a sad nail break. I’m going to pretend like this is an ‘accent shape.’ We’ve all had accent nails, so why not an accent shape? This is going to be a new trend; I can feel it. Just don’t forget you heard it here first, folks!

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Here is a plain swatch of Unicorn on the Rocks. I wish it had a stronger holo effect.

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For Cyber Monday today, I’m offering free shipping on all LipSense orders. LipSense starter kits make a wonderful gift or stocking stuffer. If you know anyone who likes cosmetics, get them one of these kits. Most people haven’t heard of LipSense yet so it will be something unique to add to their makeup arsenal.

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Sally Hansen Color Therapy

INTRODUCING COLOR THERAPY FROM SALLY HANSEN: THE ADVANCED NEW NAIL POLISH THAT COMBINES COLOR AND CARE

Finally, gorgeous “Color That Cares While You Wear.” The first Sally Hansen nail polish that uniquely blends saturated color and nourishing argan oil in 38 stunning shades created in partnership with Global Color Ambassador, Madeline Poole.

Sally Hansen continues to lead in innovation by introducing its new Color Therapy products:  a nail polish, top coat, and nail & cuticle oil, inspired by women’s desire to wear beautiful color while simultaneously caring for their nails. Sally Hansen’s Color Therapy nail polish contains a patented micro-delivery system that delivers an argan oil-enriched formula,  resulting in intensive nourishment and instant moisture for healthier-looking nails. The Color Therapy nail polish needs no base coat so the oil complex can directly contact the bare nail. 9 out of 10 women experienced a noticeable improvement in their natural nails after wearing the Color Therapy nail polish. Vibrant tones, available in three magnificent palettes, glide on for a radiant, shiny finish with up to 10 days of fade-proof, chip-resistant wear. The Color Therapy nail polish provides the ultimate color that cares while you wear, with everything needed to restore nails without sacrificing luminous color.

Complete your manicure with the Color Therapy top coat and nail & cuticle oil, both formulated with the same argan oil contained in the nail polish. The top coat provides an ultra-glossy finish for extended wear, and the nail & cuticle oil, the ultimate in nail therapy, instantly makes nails and cuticles look healthier, restored, and rejuvenated.

 The Ingredient Story

Color Therapy blends a complex of natural argan, acai, and evening primrose oil to condition weak, dry nails. Argan oil contains high levels of unsaturated fatty acids, as well as vitamin E, an antioxidant vital for healthy skin and nails. Acai berry oil is rich in omega-3, 6, and 9 essential fatty acids that are valued for nutrition and conditioning in skin and hair care. Evening primrose oil features essential fatty acids that are known to help reinforce hair strength.

The Nail Polish Colors

From the colorful world of Madeline Poole comes a spectrum of 38 pigment-rich shades inspired by luxurious tones.

Rich Tones: Bold deep tones with a brilliant impact 

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  • Ohm My Magenta Say “namaste” to this magnificent reddish-purple
  • Unwine’d Escape with a beautiful robust bordeaux
  • Slicks And Stones A lustrous crystalized purple
  • Shea Dream Enrich and nourish in a metallic buttercream hue
  • Red-iance Energize with this cherry red
  • Haute Springs Clear your head with a restorative red
  • Red-y To Glow Harness a zen attitude with a medium cerise tint
  • Exotic Acai Cleanse your color palette with this plum tone
  • Indiglow Shimmer with an electric metallic violet
  • Good As Blue Refresh with this daring navy
  • Soothing Sapphire Reflect and restore in a saturated blue jewel tone
  • Ja-Cozy Melt away in the aquatic tones of cobalt blue
  • Reflection Pool Go with the flow in a metallic aquamarine
  • Teal Good A vibrant cerulean lifts the spirits
  • Cool Cucumber A deep refreshing garden green
  • Bamboost An uplifting yet tranquil muted green

Pinks/Corals: Deep and understated pink tones for the perfect pop of color

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  • Aura’nt You Relaxed? Invigorate your senses with vibrant coral
  • Pampered in Pink Revitalize with this punchy pink
  • Soak At Sunset A rose gold tinged with tangerine
  • Rosy Quartz A crystallized classic pale pink
  • Sheer Nirvana A marvelous marshmallow with hint of muted lilac
  • Primrose And Proper A delicate medium pink hue
  • Rosy Glow This beautiful begonia pink replenishes and restores
  • Berry Smooth A bright electric pink berry
  • Mauve Mantra Conjure calm with this carnation tint
  • Robes and Rosé A metallic and bubbly fuchsia
  • Couple’s Massage Unwind with this shimmery pastel peach

Nudes: Elegant and daring neutrals for the perfect polished finish

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  • Steely Serene Get centered in a gorgeous greige
  • Powder Room A ladylike pearlescent blushed nude
  • Chai On Life A warm calming taupe
  • Well, Well, Well Keep it clean in this milky hue
  • Make My Clay Submit to serenity in this earthy putty shade
  • Therapewter Meditate in a deep charcoal metallic
  • Haute Stone Relax and revive the senses with this deep clay
  • Mud Mask Melt away stress with this earthy mocha brown
  • Glow With The Flow A luminous and naturally radiant pale bronze shimmer
  • Blushed Petal Breathe it out in a botanical blush tone
  • Re-Nude Take some me time with this peach-tinged taupe

 The Treatment

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The Color Therapy top coat provides a shiny finish and helps extend wear by sealing nail color and helping to prevent fading.

 Nail & Cuticle Oil

The Color Therapy nail & cuticle oil nourishes the nails and surrounding area, resulting in instantly healthier looking nails and cuticles while restoring and rejuvenating.

Price & Availability: The New Sally Hansen Color Therapy range is expected to hit shelves in December 2016. Suggested retail price for each product is $8.99.

 

 

 

Nail Polish Nail Art

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Good morning and happy Monday for what promises to be a quick work week! Today, I’m wearing China Glaze Seas and Greetings which is from its namesake collection. The Seas and Greetings collection was sent to me as a press sample a few weeks ago.

I used an It Girl Prototype stamping polish, which, by the way, is awesome. If you like stamping in any way, then you’ll want to check out Nicole’s stamping polishes.

For the design, I used one of my favorite plates, It Girl Plate IG112. Who doesn’t need nail polish bottles on their nail polish?!

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Also, you’re invited to my Small Business Saturday event! Click here to find the Facebook event.

Purple Nail Art Stamping

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Happy Friday! It’s getting super chilly in the NorthWest. Due to the crisp air, I thought some nail art China Glaze Snow Way would be the way to go! :) Snow Way is from the China Glaze Seas and Greetings collection. I stamped using It Girl Amethyst and got the design from It Girl Plate IG108.

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On small business Saturday, I’m having an online pop-up shop for my new LipSense business. Join the event here! There will be a product giveaway at the end of the day, so that’s definitely one reason to join! :)

Green Paisley Nail Art

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Happy (?) Monday! As you saw last week, I got the China Glaze Seas and Greetings collection. Today, I have some nail art featuring China Glaze Warm Wishes from that collection. The green stamping polish is an It Girl Prototype stamping polish. Spoiler alert: It works really great and I love Nicole’s stamping polishes. The design is from It Girl Stamping Plate IG 201, which was also given to me as a sample.

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I have a giveaway going on right now! Don’t forget to enter by clicking here. Also, I’m going to be having some live sales on my Facebook page this week so make sure to follow me over there so you don’t miss out! Follow on Facebook here.

China Glaze Seas and Greetings Collection

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China Glaze sent me their holiday collection which is cleverly called Seas and Greetings. This is a fun twist on a holiday collection! It is full of ocean-themed colors, but also has a few classic holiday colors that are a must this time of year. The 12-piece collection also has a really nice variety of finishes, making it a really lovely collection for the holidays.

China Glaze Sand in my Mistletoes is a nice nude peachy creme.

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China Glaze Let’s Shell-ebrate is a golden glitter with larger purple glitters. (This reminds me of the UW colors so Husky fans should be on the lookout for this one!) This is just two coats. It could also be a cool topper color so play around with this one!

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China Glaze Eat, Pink, Be Merry is a gorgeous light pink.

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China Glaze Partridge in a Palm Tree is a matte mint green. I had some issues with this cracking as it dried. I tried to do thin coats and let it dry in between, but there are still some visible cracks, which is disappointing.

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China Glaze Tis the Sea-Sun is an orange-red creme.china-glaze-tis-the-sea-sun-swatch china-glaze-tis-the-sea-sun

China Glaze Seas and Greetings is a really cool purple with a slight golden shift to it.

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China Glaze Warm Wishes is a nice coral creme.

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China Glaze Good Tide-ings is a periwinkle creme.

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China Glaze Snow Way! is a pearlescent white. If you liked Pearl Jammin’ from the Rebel Collection, then you’re also going to really like this. If you see it, buy it! Pearl Jammin’ was nearly impossible to find and quickly became a collector’s polish.

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China Glaze The More the Berrier is a classic holiday color. It’s a pink-toned red with a metallic finish.

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China Glaze Joy to the Waves is a beautiful duochrome blue. It has a green shift that is so stunning!

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China Glaze Twinkle Twinkle Little Starfish is a lovely golden green glitter topper. You can see how much it changes Joy to the Starfish, which is what I have it layered on top of.china-glaze-twinkle-twinkle-little-starfish cchina-glaze-twinkle-twinkle-little-starfish-swatch

This is a great collection and I really like how it’s an unpredictable holiday collection. I wish I could have gotten the matte one to work, but maybe I was just being an idiot.

It Cosmetics Foundation Brush Review

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The wonderful It Cosmetics sent me their limited-edition Love is the Foundation Brush. This is a gorgeous brush with a metallic pink handle and the brush is shaped into a heart.

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The bristles are super soft and feel really nice on my face. I decided to use this for my loose powder since I have another It Cosmetics brush that I use for liquid foundation and another one I use for contouring. However, you could use this one for any brush need you have. Well…probably not for eyeshadow. Unless you have gigantic eyelids.it-cosmetics-brush-reviews

Here’s a photo of me in my actual bathroom, doing my actual makeup, using the actual brush. I probably should have closed the cupboards behind me when I took the pictures…but this is real life. LOL. My cupboards are open when I’m preening!

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As usual, I would highly recommend this brush, along with anything else from the It Cosmetics line! This brand is really great quality.

Today, I’m wearing on my face the following:
Naked 3 Eyeshadow
Tarte Brow Powder
Tarte Foundation and Loose Powder
Bella Highlighter
It Cosmetics Contouring Pallette
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
MakeUp Forever Black Eyeliner Pencil
Benefit Mascara They’re Real
LipSense Sheer Berry

Shout out to my friend Emily – See? This isn’t THAT many products!! :P

TARDIS Nail Art

This nail art has been sitting in my “need to edit” electronic pile for quite some time. It’s been SO long, in fact, that I can barely recall what I used. Hopefully, you’ll just appreciate the nail art and not worry too much about what I used!

This is a standard galaxy mani. I made stamping decals to have the TARDIS and the Cyberman in the nail art. The one thing I can tell you is that the TARDIS was made using Pretty Serious Type 40. (If you know why that’s an important reference, you’re my new best friend.)

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LipSense Starter Kit Giveaway

You’ve probably heard me rave about LipSense on pretty much all of my social media platforms. Well…how would you like to win a starter kit for yourself???

The starter kit is normally $55, but you can win one by completing the tasks and quests set out below. The starter kit comes with a lip color of your choice, a Glossy Gloss, and an Oops! Remover. (See shades here.)

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LipSense Review

A friend of mine recently invited me to an online LipSense Facebook Party. I’m obsessed with all things makeup so obviously, I agreed to join. The claims of LipSense is that it’s super-duper long-wearing, smudge-proof, transfer-proof, and water-proof. I was a bit skeptical of these claims, as I’m sure you can imagine. I’ve tried my fair share of long-wearing and/or stain style lip products. Most of them either don’t live up to the claims or dry my lips out so badly that I can’t stand wearing them.

Still looking for the perfect long-wearing lip color, I decided to dive in and try out LipSense. I read a number of reviews before purchasing and spoke with some fellow beauty bloggers who had tried LipSense before.

Spoiler Alert: LipSense lives up to its claims!

If you’re sick of this:

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Or your significant other not kissing you when you have lip product on…

Or your lipstick being gone just a few hours after application…

Or whenever you kiss your dogs, lipstick ends up on their heads…

Or when you eat, you get that weird line of lipstick on your chin…

Then you need LipSense. Here I am wearing Sheer Berry with the Glossy Gloss. It looks like it’s going to go everywhere, right? Like if I make out with my husband, we’re going to both have lipgloss all over our faces, right? (Well…we’re not THAT messy of kissers….)lipsense_reviews

Here is a video I posted of me rubbing my lips after applying LipSense.

When I showed my husband, he cracked me up because his response was also, verbatim, “What is this sorcery?” I am so impressed with this product that I decided to become an independent distributor. You can check out all the shades available and ordering info here: LipSense

I’m not going to shove this down your throats on my blog and if you’re an IRL friend, I swear I won’t talk about it unless you ask. If anyone wants to get some free products, all you have to do is host an online party and that’s all I’m going to say on the matter. :) Email me at bettysbeautybombs at gmail dot com if you’re interested.

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Where Has Betty Been?

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I can’t believe it’s been over a month since I’ve posted! Life has been crazy busy. I started my own local dog training business and adopted a puppy. Puppies are not conducive to painting nails! I also had a really bad break on ALL of my nails. It was a freak accident when I was turning my steering wheel…but it was really kind of depressing! It pushed me into a funk of not wanting to paint my nails.

I dug this mani out of the vault so that you know I’m still alive. LOL. If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or Twitter, you’ve still been getting updates at least!

This mani starts with two coats of Pretty Serious Free Sample. I used It Girl Emerald stamping polish and It Girl Plate IG111 to create the design.

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It Cosmetics Color Infused Skincare Review

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It Cosmetics sent me their Color Infused Skincare to review for you. These products are now available at Sephora! This set contains their very popular “Bye Bye” collection, which is comprised of products such as Bye Bye Undereye and Bye Bye Lines.

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On the left is Bye Bye Makeup. This is a cream you put on your face and then leave for about a minute. It dissolves the makeup off and comes away clean when you wash your face. I have been loving this stuff!!! Usually, I still look like a rabid raccoon after I wash my face, but this gets off a ton of makeup.

In the back is Bye Bye Lines. Right now, I’m lucky enough to not have wrinkles, but there is one important thing for you to know about this product. It is not drying. Most anti-wrinkle serums I’ve tried make my face feel like the Sahara Desert. This one actually moisturizes! It’s well worth a try.

In the from is Bye Bye Undereye. This is a very nice, cooling, and moisturizing under eye cream.

On the right is the Anti-Aging Armour. This is a face lotion with a bit of a tint to it. it-cosmetics-bye-bye

On the left, the Heavenly Skin brush is shown. This brush really is heavenly!! I’ve been using it to apply the It Cosmetics CC Cream and it gives a gorgeous application.

Next, is the Undereye Illuminator. I like this better for my dark circles than their regular concealor because this does brighten it up a lot more, rather than just hiding my dark circles.

Bye Bye Pores is a buttery smooth primer. A little of this goes a long way. I start with a dab on each cheek and just blend it out over my nose, face, and forehead. It gives a very smooth canvas for applying CC Cream and/or foundation.

The Je Ne Sais Quois lip balm is the only product in this collection that I’m not totally in love with. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great balm, but I don’t see/feel anything that makes it standout amongst other balms. it-cosmetics-bye-bye-review

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I included this silly picture of me at the hair salon because this is what my face looked like after hours and hours of teaching dog classes and sitting in a hot salon for an hour. These It Cosmetics products really hold up. I don’t feel like I need to touch up throughout the day – even on my most hectic, go-go-go days.

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Sephora Play September 2016

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Today I have the September Sephora Play box to show you. This month there are 6 mini products for me to try out!

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This is a sample of Tory Burch Jolie Fleur Verte which is a light scent mix of lily of the valley, mandarin, neroli oil, and jasmine.

This does smell a little too flowery for me…even though it’s supposed to be light. I prefer a vanilla-based perfume. (Because obviously I want to smell like cake all the time.)

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Dr. Jart+ Water Drop Hydrating Moisturizer. This does a great job of hydrating my skin. I’ve been testing some wrinkle cream lately, which can really dry out my skin. I put this on top and I feel nice and moisturized again!

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Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper. This is my favorite liner of all time. I actually use it nearly every day. It makes it so easy to make winged liner!

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Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Night Cap Overnight Perfector. Apparently, you’re supposed to put this on damp or dry hair before you go to bed at night and then wake up with beautiful hair. I’m skeptical, but we’ll see…

I haven’t noticed much of a difference with this. My hair always needs to be re-done in the morning. living-proof-overnight-protector

Anastasia Clear Brow Gel is pretty famous for its awesomeness.

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Sephora Collection Rouge Shine Lipstick in Love Spell. This pink is a little too light for me. I think I look best in berry tones.

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