Orly La La Land Selections

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I have a couple polishes from the Orly La La Land collection. I have shown the rest of the collection in various nail art posts this past month. Today, I’m going to show you Orly Cool in California which is a pinky coral color.

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Orly Anything Goes is a glitter topper. It has fine microshimmer and then circle and star glitters. I had to fish a bit to get the big glitters out. You can even see on my pinkie, I only managed to get two glitters. Oh well! It’s a good thing I adore star glitters!orly-anything-goes orly-anything-goes-swatch

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Glitter Glitter!

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Good morning and happy Monday! Today I have some glitter french tips. I started with Omega Bella which was originally sent to me as a press sample. Then, I sponged on OPI Ce-less-tial Is More to the tips.

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In other news, I made a quick video showing how I line my lips when I’m wearing LipSense. You can watch it here:

SeneGence Sunday Update + Why is the SeneGence Site So Slow??

Happy Sunday y’all! I’m feeling really emotional about Senegence lately. There are 12 women who are on my team now. There are TWELVE people who have decided they want to by on MY team. That is such an honor; I can’t even put it into words. I feel a lot of responsibility to them – to make sure they succeed. If they make more money than me and recruit more people than me, then I know I will have done my job! :D :D

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In other Senegence news, senegence.com has been excruciatingly slow. Why? Because SO MANY people are logging on ALL THE TIME. This business is going through a huge growth spurt. And the other crazy part? It’s still a little, baby business compared to other direct sales companies! That is just bonkers.

Do you ever wish that you could have bought stock in Apple when Steve Jobs was still playing in his parents’ garage? Or Microsoft when Bill Gates was also in his parents’ garage?? Well, Joni (the inventor of LipSense) isn’t in her parents’ garage, but the business is certainly not as big as it’s going to be! We’re just getting started. That’s how I feel about getting into the LipSense business right now.

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I have a degree in business and economics. My day job is all about data, data, data. So, that’s how I view the world. Through an analytical, data-driven lense. Right now, we have a business that can barely keep up with its growth. And you know what? That is every business’s dream! To be SO popular and SO in demand that you’re constantly sold out of products. That as soon as you restock something, it’s gone in days, if not hours or minutes.

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So that’s why the site is slow! Their servers can’t handle all the people logging on to buy stuff! :O :O :O (Obviously, they are getting bigger computers!)

Red and Black Nail Art

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Good morning and happy Friday!! I started this mani with Sally Hansen Red-ience which was sent to me as a press sample. I used Konad Black to stamp this design from It Girl Plate IG116

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In other news…If you’re local to the Seattle-Tacoma area, I’m looking for people to try LipSense for the first time. No pressure, I’m not going to ask you to buy it. I’m just looking for people who are willing to let me film their reactions. I’ll even buy the coffee! Hit me up if you’re interested.

Three Ways To Get Back Into Fitness As A Busy Mom

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Three Ways To Get Back Into Fitness As A Busy Mom

Having children is a transformative experience. It shifts a woman’s  priorities and purpose in life. It also changes her body. It can be hard for a mom to feel like the woman she once was when she has children clinging to her new love handles and is forced to buy a bra that’s sized somewhere in the middle of the alphabet.

A busy mom shouldn’t have to worry about her weight. She probably doesn’t have much time to concern herself with it anyway. However, she starts to notice the decline in her fitness level when she gets tired chasing her toddler around the playground or falls into a slump around the middle of the day.

It’s not that easy to get to the gym or even take a walk when the kids are around, however. Nonetheless, it is possible to start a fitness routine amid the chaos of motherhood with these easy steps.

1. Don’t go for the gold.

Some women feel like they just don’t have the time to work out. That’s true if they’re striving to do an hour-long exercise routine. If they start working out in small increments of time, they’ll be more likely to fit it into their schedules.

Doing sets of squats with the baby or watching a 10-minute yoga video on YouTube is easier than heading to the gym for a class. Getting in the habit of doing a little bit every day will likely encourage a woman to want to do more.

2. Dress the part.

There are usually at least a few moms who wear gym clothes to drop off their kids at school. They may not be going to the gym immediately, but they have the right idea. It’s easier for a mom to work in those quick exercise sessions throughout the day when she doesn’t have to change her clothes first.

Wearing clothing that’s functional and fashionable, like the “athleisure” options available at Fabletics, can simplify the transition from grocery shopping to jogging in the park.

3. Remember the rewards.

Mothers are often hard on themselves. It’s easy to succumb to guilt for not doing enough for the kids or not losing the baby weight quickly. Someone who’s just getting into fitness should focus on the small wins and pat herself on the back.

Instead of rewarding herself with a glass of wine, a mom can stick to her fitness goals by revamping her workout gear. The Josie Sweater can be thrown on after a workout to make any mom feel stylish. A new pair of the perfect leggings can make a mom feel luxurious and ridiculously comfortable at the same time.

Mothers who want to get a little more active don’t have to become marathon runners. A little time, some motivating workout clothing and rewards provide the incentive to get healthy so moms can keep up with their kids.

This post was brought to you by Fabletics.

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!