Sweet Kisses Nail Art

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This evening’s mani is one of my favorites that I’ve done in a long time. Let’s just say that I’m pretty pleased with myself for choosing to matte this look.

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Here’s the look with a glossy topcoat. It’s pretty, but I definitely love it better matte. Which do you prefer?it-girl-kisses-plate

This mani starts with two coats of Orly Head in the Clouds from the La La Land collection. I used Konad Red to stamp this design from a wonderful plate designed by It Girl Nail Art.kisses-nail-art

Here is a swatch of Orly Head in the Clouds. Many people have reported issues with the La La Land collection. However, I did not experience those problems. Some have said they’re streaky and need 3-4 coats. This is 2 coats in these photos. I found that if I thought of it like a crelly instead of a thick cream that it helped me apply it well. orly-head-in-the-clouds-swatch orly-head-in-the-clouds

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Nude Lace Nail Art

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I’m still obsessed with It Girl’s new stamping plates. Today, I’m using It Girl Plate 306 to create a nude lace nail art look. I started with two coats of OPI Sweet Memories which is nearly identical to my natural nail’s look. Then, I used It Girl Alabaster white stamping polish to put on the lace design.

I really love how nice and delicate this turned out. Also, It Girl’s stamping polish is ah-maz-ing. Even with small, intricate patterns, you don’t lose any of the image during transfer. Also, it doesn’t stink to high heaven like other stamping polishes. I don’t know what witchcraft Nicole does to her stamping polishes, but it’s certainly working!

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Here is a swatch of OPI Sweet Memories. As you can see, it barely even looks like I have polish on at all. It’s the perfect color for nude and negative space nail art.opi-sweet-memories opi-sweet-memories-swatch

Let me know what you think of today’s look in the comments!

Kaleidoscope Stamping

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It Girl has released a new plate that looks like a Kaleidoscope Stamping Plate. It is plate IG202. For the base color, I used Pretty Serious Corvus Corax (press sample) which is a deep, deep blue jelly. For the stamping, I used Mundo de Unas Mexican Pink.

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Here is Pretty Serious Corvus Corax all by its glorious self.

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I know on Sundays I normally have an update on how my SeneGence adventure is going. However, I posted a fairly decent update about it yesterday! Admittedly, not a whole lost has changed in the last 24 hours…so I’m not going to have a full update about it today. :)

However, if you have any questions about what it’s like behind the scenes, ask them here!  Don’t forget to come hang out with me in my Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bettysbeautybazaar/

Knotty Hearts Nail Art

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Good morning, good morning!

I just saw what my first commission check from SeneGence is going to be. I am SO glad I signed up! I feel like I should give the whole check to Cassidy, who is the one who signed me up last October. (I’m not going to…but like…I feel like I should.)

My first check (for doing nearly nothing) from SeneGence is $577. That is on top of the profits I get from selling product!

If you have been on the fence about signing up to join my team, jump in! It’s only $55 to sign up which is the lowest entry barrier to starting your own business that I’ve ever heard of in the entire universe! (It cost me about $1,000 to start my dog training business! And that’s a very conservative estimate!)

I signed up on 10/27/2016 because I was kinda bored at work one day.Seriously. I can’t imagine what sort of butterfly effect caused that to happen, but I am SO, SO glad it did! There are only about 70,000 SeneGence distributors in the US. (Compare that to over 1,000,000 for Mary Kay and Avon…EACH.)

I know you’re ready to join me on this wild ride. And don’t worry, I’ll help you every step of the way! Go to senegence.com/bettysbeauty and click on “Sell Senegence” to get started. It will send me an email and then I’ll get in contact with you to get everything set up.

Anyway….I know that you’re really here for the nail art. Today’s look starts with two coats of Glam Polish Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Then, I used It Girl Currant Stamping Polish to stamp this knotty hearts nail art design from It Girl Plate IG115

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Thanks for stopping by today! Don’t forget to come hang out with me in my Facebook group!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/bettysbeautybazaar/

Black and White Lace Nail Art

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I have some lacy nail art for you today! I started with two coats of Pretty Serious Araenae (Press Sample) which is a deep, deep dark purple jelly. I used It Girl White Stamping Polish and It Girl Plate IG306 to stamp the design on top.

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I am extremely impressed with the It Girl stamping polishes. They are as pigmented as Mundo de Unas, but without the smell. I need Nicole to make some in every single color in the entire color spectrum and in every finish!it-girl-stamping-polish

Here is a swatch of Pretty Serious Araenae without art on top. You can really see how dark and gorgeous it is!pretty-serious-araenae pretty-serious-araenae-swatch

Black Heart Nail Art

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I have another mani for you today using It Girl Plate IG115 which is her Valentine’s Day themed plate. I wanted to do something a little less foofy so I started with two coats of OPI I Drive a Supernova. Then, I used It Girl Obsidian black stamping polish and this slashed hearts design to create this black heart nail art look.

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Here’s a plain swatch of OPI I Drive a Supernova. It’s a pretty standard metallic silver polish.

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Thanks for stopping by again today! :) Leave a comment to tell me what you think of today’s nail art look.

Pink Holo Nail Art

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I have a wee bit of stamping on my nails to show you today. The base color is Glam Polish How to Marry a Millionaire. I posted a ton of Glam Polish swatches yesterday. You should check it out here.

For the stamping color, I used Mundo de Unas Turquoise and a design from a Cici & Sisi Stamping Plate.

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In other news…my work is closed today because it’s a snow day! Hooray! I hate the snow, but I will accept it if and only if it comes down in enough volume to close my work. FREE DAY! What should I do today? Paint my nails? Yes. Shower? We’ll see…

Valentine’s Day Nail Art

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day….I have some Valentine’s Day nail art to show you! The base color for this look is OPI One Chic Chick which is a really nice light yellow creme polish. I finally bought It Girl Coral stamping polish after lusting after it on susanannie‘s nails. I also bought It Girl Plate IG115 which is full of awesome Valentine’s day stamping images. Her shipping is quite fast so if you order soon, you should have it before the 14th.

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Here’s a plain swatch of OPI One Chic Chick. I rarely wear yellows and am usually repulsed by the color….but I gotta hand it to this one. I actually kinda like it, despite myself.opi-one-chic-chick-swatch opi-one-chic-chick

Green Stamping

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Today’s mani starts with Glam Polish Nobody Gets Left Behind or Forgotten. I really love the look of a two-tone mani so I decided to do a little green on green stamping. The stamping polish is Konad Green and the design is from a Cici&Sisi Stamping Plate.

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Dark Blue Jelly – Pretty Serious Chiroptera

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You might think that Pretty Serious Chiroptera (press sample) is black, but you’d be wrong. It’s really a dark, dark, dark blue/teal color. It’s also a jelly finish. :) Don’t believe me? Well, then you’ll just have to buy it and try it out for yourself. I used Konad White to stamp this swirly design from CiCi&SiSi Plate 02.

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Here’s a plain swatch of Pretty Serious Chiroptera. If you look with a keen eye, you can see that this polish is not, in fact, black.pretty-serious-chiroptera pretty-serious-chiroptera-swatch

Checkerboard Nail Art

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Good morning and happy Monday! I hope you are all doing well today. On Mondays, I usually wear black. You know…to mourn the weekend. So here’s a mani that fits with that motif.Glisten and Glow Mae from the December 2016 Holo Hookup box

I started with two coats of Glisten and Glow Mae from the December 2016 Holo Hookup box. I used Konad Black to stamp this checkboard-style design from an It Girl Nail Art Plate.

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Here is a plain swatch of Glisten and Glow Mae. Her holos are super vibrant and strong. glisten-and-glow-mae glisten-and-glow-mae-swatch

Blue and Purple Stamping

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I did this mani a while ago…before my poor little nails broke. The base color is Color Club Belly Flop. I used Konad Light Blue to stamp this image from It Girl Nail Art IG103.

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Blue Arrow Nail Art

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I just found this draft post! It’s been sitting there, being ignored for months!!! Sorry blue nail art! I completely forgot about you. LOL. This mani used China Glaze Good Tide-ings which is from China Glaze’s 2016 holiday collection and was sent to me as a press sample.

The stamping polish is It Girl Sapphire and the plate is It Girl Plate IG 111. Make sure you check out Nicole’s It Girl Etsy shop this week. She’s restocking some plates and rumor has it that there might be some new ones in there, too! :O :O :O I’m really in the mood for some new stamping plates so I can’t wait!!!

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I’ve started to get back into making YouTube videos and I would be honored if you’d follow me over there. I’m still working on getting better lighting and what not, but it would be fun to have you along for the journey! Here’s the link to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVshPV-x_xgpRcK2SSVud8g

Pretty Serious Mad Skill of Cloverton

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Hello, hello! Today’s mani starts with a gorgeous concoction from Pretty Serious. This pink duochrome is Pretty Serious Mad Skill of Cloverton and I freaking love it. I almost didn’t even put a design on top of it because the polish itself is a work of art.

But…I did put nail art on top. LOL. I used It Girl Plate 302 and Mundo de Unas Red Wine to create the below look.

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At the request of one of my downlines, I made a video showing all the Senegence makeup products I use on a daily basis. I’m certainly no makeup artist, but here’s my usual routine.

Leopard Print Nail Stamping

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In the mood for some silly nail art? Well, you’ve come to the right place. LOL Today’s mani starts with OPI I Believe in Manicures. (I actually hate the formula for this polish. You can read about that here.) For the stamping polish, I used Mundo de Unas Iris and the leopard print is from an It Girl Stamping Plate.

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In case any of you are still wondering about my ring finger… If I’m feeling sassy, I tell people it’s my signature look and/or it’s an ‘accent shape.’ But really, I just broke the corner off and I’m waiting for it to grow out. :P

Plaid Nail Art Stamping

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Good morning! Today’s mani starts with two coats of Pretty Serious Love Bite which is a super dark oxblood jelly polish. I used an It Girl Stamping Plate and It Girl Stamping Polish to create this plaid nail art design.

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Pretty Serious Love Bite did not look this patchy in real life. In fact, when I went to edit the photos a few days later, I was shocked at these close ups! The bright light shining right on the polish is really exaggerating the patchiness and I promise you, it looks even in real life.pretty-serious-love-bite pretty-serious-love-bite-swatch

Red and Blue Nail Art

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Good morning! Is it cold enough out there for you?? Brrr!! Today, I have nail art using OPI Got the Mean Reds which is from the Breakfast at Tiffany’s collection. I used Konad Blue and a design from It Girl Stamping Plate to create this look.

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Black and Holo Nail Art

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I just got my January Holo Hookup box in the mail today, so I guess I better finally post this nail art from the December box. LOL. #slacker Darling Diva Polish Vivien

The base color for this mani Darling Diva Polish Vivien and it is THE reason why I ordered the December Holo Hookup. I’m happy to report that my expectations met reality and I lovelovelove this polish.

I used Konad Black as my stamping polish and a design from an It Girl Stamping Plate (which was given to me by the wonderful Nicole as a press sample.)

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Here’s the holo goodness that is Darling Diva Polish Vivien.darling-diva-polish-vivien-swatch darling-diva-polish-vivien

Snowflake Nail Art

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Christmas is over, but winter is not! So here is a little snowflake nail art for you today. I started with two coats of OPI Fire Escape Rendezvous (which is one of the more terrible polishes in the Breakfast at Tiffany’s collection. See my full review here.) Luckily, once it was stamped, you can’t really see the awefullness that is this chunky glitter polish. For stamping, I used Mundo de Unas White. The snowflakes are from It Girl plate IG114.

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I know the holidays are a wonderful time for some and a terrible time for others. I hope that all of you can enjoy what’s good about them and forget what’s bad. And, don’t worry, the Valentine’s Day candy will be out any minute now.snowflake-stamping-nail-art

Penguin Nail Art

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Happy first day of winter! To celebrate, I have a penguin nail art look for you. I used Pretty Serious Disc of the Heavens which was originally sent to me as a press sample. The stamping polish is MoYou Stamping Polish in Blue. I can’t remember when or where I got this polish! My memory is failing me in my old age. The adorable penguins are from It Girl Plate IG 113.

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Christmas Present Nail Art

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Since I spent a good amount of time wrapping presents this past weekend, I thought this many was fitting for today. :) I start with two coats of Pretty Serious Chariots of the Red Sea which is a beautiful crelly red with sparkly shimmers.

For the nail art, I used Konad Black and It Girl Plate IG 113.

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Thanks for stopping by today! I know this time of year is super, super busy!!

Argyle Nail Art

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Today’s mani starts with two coats of Different Dimensions Audrey which is from the most recent Holo Hookup box. This polish is what prompted me to buy the box, in fact. I bright pink holo? Yes, please! Keep scrolling down to see the argyle nail art I did on top of this.

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I love argyle patterns and I thought it would look really nice on top of this bright pink. I grabbed It Girl Plate IG104 and Mundo de Unas White for this creation.

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I’m going to have to toot my own horn here for a second. Even though this mani is not perfect, I’m pretty impressed that I got each nail’s image straight. And not just on my four ‘model’ fingers! All 10 fingers have a straight argyle design. With minimal to no smudging! Whaaaa????argyle-nail-art

Have I told you lately that I appreciate you? If you scrolled all the way down to the bottom of this post, then you’re awesome.

Christmas Tree Nail Art

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Today’s mani starts with lots and lots of green polishes. :) I started with two coats of Pretty Serious Enchanting Evergreen which is from the Ghosts of Christmas Past collection and was sent to me as a press sample. Then, to make it more duo-chrome-like I layered Pretty Serious Mojito on top. Finally, I used Mundo de Unas Lime to stamp the Christmas Trees design from It Girl Fashion Plate IG113.

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Swirly Blue and White Nail Art

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Today’s mani is some blue and white nail art. I started with two coats of Pepper Pot Polish Friends with Penalities which is a new-to-me brand. This brand is local to me so I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to try it! I’m such a slacker!!! The formula was smooth and the names are awesome. In fact, I bought this blue simply for the hilarious name.

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I used Mundo de Unas as my stamping polish and It Girl Nail Art Plate IG303 which is a new addition to Nicole’s stamping plate offerings.it-girl-nail-art-stamping blue-and-white-nail-art

Pink and Blue Stamped Nail Art

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Today, I’ll be straying away from holiday nail art in order to show off one of my favorite color combinations – pink and blue! The pink is China Glaze Eat, Pink, Be Merry from the Seas and Greetings collection (which was originally sent to me as a press sample). The stamping polish is Mundo de Unas Turquoise and the design is from It Girl plate IG101.

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I’m so happy that my nails are finally starting to grow out from the super bad break I had last August/September! (All my nails turned to nubs!!)pink-and-blue-nail-art

In other news, I have subscribed to a meal service called Munchery. (That’s my personal invite link.) I like this a lot better than services like Blue Apron because with Munchery, the food actually comes prepared! I seriously loathe cooking.

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With the other services, you still had to chop shit. And measure shit. I can’t handle it. I hate it so much. So, I decided to have my food brought to me! LOL. Munchery drops off prepared food between 3pm and 5pm and all I have to do is heat it up! It’s chef-prepared and never frozen and tastes delicious.

The added bonus is that you can order all the way up to 1pm that same day for dinner that night. So you don’t even have to really plan ahead! Munchery is my dream come true.