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. :)

Color Club Old Soul and Nail Hugs

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Today is a #lazybetty nail art style! I started with two coats of Color Club Old Soul which is a color changing polish. It changes from light peach to a nice pink.

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Here is what it looks like right after I dip my tips in ice water.color-club-old-soul-swatch

And then here’s what it looks like after my whole hand is in ice water. It was hard to get this photograph because it’s so hot here! My nails warmed up so quickly!color-club-old-soul-cold

Then, I put Nail Hugs (which is this weird sticker thing – but not a nail wrap) on top!nail-hugs-lace-design nail-hugs-review

I would have liked to see more of the pink when I was wearing this. I think I should save the rest of my color changing polishes for the winter so I can actually enjoy the changes! :)

Red and Black Nail Art

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Today’s mani starts with two coats of Sally Hansen Haute Springs which was sent to me as a press sample. Then, I used this stars design and some black stamping polish to create this look!

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Pepper Pot Polish Christmas A-Go-Go

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Today, I have some nail art to show you! I started with two coats of Pepper Pot Polish Christmas A-Go-Go. Then I used this star stamping design with black stamping polish to create this nail look.

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And here is Pepper Pot Polish Christmas A-Go-Go plain.pepper-pot-polish-christmas-a-go-go-swatch pepper-pot-polish-christmas-a-go-go

Sally Hansen Reflection Pool

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Today I just have a quick polish swatch for you! This is Sally Hansen Reflection Pool which was sent to me as a press sample. It’s a lovely duochrome polish that has green, purple, and blue shifts.

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Stamping on top of Color Street French Riviera

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As you know by now, I’ve been using a ton of Color Street nail wraps. Well, I wanted to see if I could actually do nail art on top of them. I picked Color Street French Riviera because it’s a lovely blue to silver glitter ombre. I thought it would look pretty underneath a black line stamping design.

I chose Cici&Sisi Plate 13 and Konad Black as my stamping supplies. The awesome thing about this technique is it really cuts down on the time it takes to do some nail art because you don’t have to wait for the base color to dry!! This is going to be a huge time saver for me, yet I still get to be creative and do my favorite nail art technique!! I used Seche Vite to seal in the nail art. It works well on the Color Street wraps as a base because they’re actually made of real polish so they don’t act weird under other nail polish stuff.

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Here is what Color Street French Riviera looked before I did nail art on top. It’s a lovely glitter look.color-street-nail-wraps-french-riviera color-street-french-riviera

Color Streetis buy 3 get 1 free!

Sky Organics Dead Sea Mud Mask Review

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Sky Organics sent me their Dead Sea Mud Mask to review for you! This face mask is sourced from the Dead Sea and promotes smooth, rich skin. The mask removes toxins, improves circulation, and features anti-aging properties.

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The Sky Organics Dead Sea Mud Mask contains Shea butter, sunflower oil, aloe vera, and a number of other organic oils. With their powers combined, these ingredients adopt a dense texture that can be applied to the skin. sky-organics-dead-sea-mud-mask-review

The mud mask also features vitamins and nutrients in high quantities.organic-mud-mask

My skin was noticeably softer after cleaning off the mud mask. I will work this into my regime at least once every couple weeks! Especially when it’s so hot and dry in this state this time of year!dead-sea-mud-mask-review

 

Bump It Off

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I got sent the Bump It Off to review for you! Being a beauty blogger, I obviously had to try this to clean my makeup brushes. Check out this video to see what I thought of the Bump it Off!

 

Color Street Southwest Dream

Today I’m going to show you Color Street Southwest Dream. This design is inspired by the turquoise jewelry that is common in the Southwest. The finish is a gorgeous shimmer. Normally, polishes with this vibrant of a teal color would stain my nails. I’m so glad I don’t have to worry about that with Color Street. I still have stains on my nails from polishes I used months ago! :Ocolor-street-Southwest-Dream

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Color Street is buy 3 get 1 free for all nail art and solid designs. If you have any questions about how easy these are to use, pop me a comment!

Color Street Crossroads

Today I’m going to show you Color Street Crossroads! Color Street can help you get a super-fast, gorgeous mani so you don’t feel like you’re spending all your free time at your nail art desk! Oh, and did I mention it’s pretty chip-resistant, too?!
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Color Street is made of real nail polish so it removes just as easily as nail polish. That way, you don’t feel like you’re ruining your nails when you want to change your mani!

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As a side note, you can pick up Nail Extend here.

Got a Case of the Sunday Blues?

At last count, there are a bajillion memes going around about the Sunday blues. Here are just a few examples!

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Why do we all get sadder as Sunday progresses through its day? Because Monday is tomorrow. That’s why! What if I told you there’s a better way?

If you’re interested in learning more, fill out this contact sheet and I’ll be in touch STAT!

Giant Nail Polish Destash!

It’s time for me to reduce my collection!!! I’m having a giant destash sale. All mystery bags are $30 but the value is waaaay over $30. Basically, anything you’ve seen on my blog is fair game to show up in a mystery package!!

There will be a mix of indie and mainstream brands. Brands might include Enchanted Polish, Glam Polish, Literary Lacquers, OPI, and more! :O :O

If you’re interested, simply click on this PayPal link here. Make sure your shipping address is correct on your paypal account before paying. That’s the address the shipping label will default to. :)

If that link doesn’t work for you or you don’t have paypal, send me a quick message and I’ll get you a personalized invoice!

How to Fix LipSense Waterline Wear

As we all know, LipSense is basically the best lipcolor ever invented in the history of womankind. However, throughout the day, you might experience some wear on the waterline. In this video, I’ll show you how to fix your waterline so the wear and tear isn’t noticeable anymore! Enjoy! :)

Color Street Florentine Mosaic

Good evening, y’all! Tonight I’m going to wear Color Street Florentine Mosaic. I’ve had me eye on this design for a few weeks but I was waiting for a special occasion! Well, today is my husband’s birthday and we’re having a big get-together tomorrow. I figured it was finally the time to pull out these bad boys!

These are glitter nail wraps from Color Street which are buy 3 get 1 free! :O

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Let’s hear your thoughts. Pop me a comment in the old comment section!

Color Street City of Love

Today I’m going to show you Color Street City of Love! This is one of the french manicure designs offered by Color Street. These are actually buy 1 get 1 free so it’s a fabulous deal.

You start off my doing the tips and filing off the excess. Then, you put the full nail clear strips on top. These would look a lot better if my nails weren’t stained. LOL. But, I think you’ll get the idea!

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I’ve been getting asked a lot how to join Color Street. It’s actually super easy! Simply go to www.mycolorstreet.com/lazybetty and click the button in the upper left-hand corner that says “Join.”

The commission structure can be a bit confusing for this company. There is a biannual minimum order of $300. You could stay active by ordering $0 for 5 months in a row and then putting in a $300 order in the sixth month.

The Commission is actually paid weekly! Every Thursday, they deposit the 25% commission directly into your checking account. This is the base commission. You can earn bonus commissions by selling more. For example, if you sell $600 in one calendar month, you get a bonus 3% commission at the end of the month. So for that month, your actual commission would be 28%.

Your personalized Color Street site is $10/month. If someone orders off the site, Color Street takes care of all the shipping and you just get a magical deposit into your account the following Thursday. Then, the person is added into your contacts list in your account so that you can follow up with them. (That way, it’s not some sort of mystery person and you can provide personalized customer service to them.)

Let me know if you have any questions about joining Color Street. It would be fabulous to have you on the team. We only launched on June 12th of this year! So it’s going to be a hot market!

SeneGence Sunday: Is direct sales all just a scam?

Good morning! It’s been a while since I’ve written an update on my SeneGence business. The company won’t let us share our income publicly anymore so that kind of put a damper on these posts. LOL.

As you may know, I also started selling Color Street earlier this month. I was (and still am!) looking for bloggers who hate nail wraps but would be willing to try Color Street. (If you’re one of those people, let me know!) During my internet research, I got sucked down into a vortex of some really intense articles slamming direct sales companies.

One article in particular accused direct sales companies of intentionally “preying” on stay at home moms and “suckering” them into dreams of riches. Well, here’s the thing. Most direct sales companies aren’t “preying” on anyone. And, we’re also not trying to sucker anyone into doing anything. As it turns out, people have free will and are able to make their own grown-up decisions.

Let’s take a look at some of the facts of direct sales:

It’s a legal business model.

Back in the day, there were absolutely pyramid schemes and scams. That’s why there are SO many laws governing what direct sales companies can do. There is also a national association that regulates direct sales companies to ensure they are legit.

No income promises; no hype

There is a reason SeneGence won’t let us share what kind of money we’re making. Because we don’t want to dazzle people with riches and have the illusion of ‘get rich quick.’ Direct sales is a simple concept, but it is hard work and money doesn’t just come in magically. If you’re looking at a direct sales company, make sure you’re looking at the quality of the product and not getting swayed by any income promises.

own your own business

The beauty of direct sales is that you get to own your own business, set your own ours, and be in business for yourself, but not BY yourself. The host company does all the heavy lifting while the direct sellers get to do the fun parts – marketing and interacting with people. Many of you know that I also own a dog training business. I have no ‘host’ company there; it’s all me. And while that is rewarding, it’s also a shitload more work than having a host company. Direct sales is kind of the best of both worlds.

No nepotism, favoritism

And finally, my absolute favorite part of direct sales is that it does not matter what your background, education, or skill level is. You get paid for how hard you work. Period. You will never be sitting in a cubicle wondering why the person across from you gets paid more when they are an idiot and you work harder and better than them.

This is what attracted me to direct sales in the first place! I wanted something where my success was in direct relation to my effort. Traditional jobs can have that, but there are ceilings, caps, and politics to deal with. If you work hard and provide good service to your customers, you are going to be successful. I find direct sales more rewarding intrinsically than a traditional job for this reason.

Your business goes where you go

There is a reason a lot of military people like to join direct sales. Their business moves with them when they get restationed. This means they don’t have to job search over and over again every time a spouse moves. There isn’t another business model that allows for that kind of location flexibility.

So, is direct sales a scam?

No, it’s not. There are some less-than-ethical distributors in every company who might prey on unsuspecting people, but that is not the rule nor the norm. Direct sales is a non-traditional business model that removes politics and rewards effort. Average people with above average ambition can achieve an above average lifestyle without having to wait for “open positions” or for anyone in the company to retire.

If you’ve thought about joining direct sales, but you’re wary about it for any reason, let’s chat! Even if you’re not interested in joining one of my teams, I still love to talk about this business model. I was a business and economics major in college so all of the inner workings of these businesses fascinate me.

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.