Literary Lacquers Swatches

I managed to steal a bunch of Literary Lacquers polishes in smackerlacquer‘s destash. I’d only tried a few of these polishes before and they were glitters in a jelly base. This was my first time trying any of her other formulas! All swatches are two coats.

Literary Lacquers Lestat is a lovely light purple holo.

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Literary Lacquers The Edge. This one is really close to Lestat but has a bit of a stronger holo effect.

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Literary Lacquers Annabel Lee is the only one out of the bunch I don’t like. The gray is a bit lifeless and dulls the glitters. It is also quite sheer. However, if it’s named after Edgar Allan Poe’s Annabel Lee, then perhaps that description is quite fitting and this is the perfect polish. Hmmm….

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Literary Lacquers Tia Wanna on top of a black creme. This is soooo super gorgeous. I think that when I wore it like this smackerlacquer regretted giving it to me. LOLOLOL. Well she’s not getting it back! :P

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Literary Lacquers Mysterious Irrevocable Sacred. This one is also like Lestat and The Edge. I’m not sure why smackerlacquer had so many purple LL’s to give away. Perhaps LL loves purple? Perhaps smackerlacquer hates purple? Maybe we’ll never know…

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Literary Lacquers Afterglow. I was surprised to like this one as much as I did. It’s very vibrant!literary-lacquer-afterglow literary-lacquers-afterglow-swatchSo there are my Literary Lacquers swatches! Which one do you like best?

Sally Hansen Toppers!

I can’t believe I sat on these polishes for so long. They have been sitting in my untrieds for weeks and weeks and I just kept passing them over. That was clearly a huge mistake.

Sally Hansen Flash-ionista on top of a black creme. How goddamn gorgeous is this polish?! I wore it for days. I didn’t want to take it off my nails. In fact, I cried a little inside when I removed it.  Who would have thought that such a mediocre looking polish would be such a stunner??? Diamond in the rough, I tell ya. Diamond in the rough.

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Sally Hansen Let’s Get Digital over a black creme. When this one turned out to be a RED shift I was like WHAT IN THE WHAT? It looks blue in the bottle! I almost didn’t even get this one because I thought it would be too close to Flash-ionista. Oh man. I would have been crying in my  Cheerio’s if I’d passed this one up.sally-hansen-let's-get-digital-swatch sally-hansen-let's-get-digital

These to are MUST HAVE. You can all obsess over indie polish toppers or whatever but we simply can’t ignore the gorgeousness that Sally Hansen has put in front of us with these polishes.

Now go to the store and get your own bottles cuz I ain’t sharin’.

Pink Flowers Nail Art

{Purchased by Me}

Hello, hello! How about a little nail art today? I feel like I haven’t shown you any nail art in forever!!! I’ve been SO busy with everything going on in my life that I’ve barely had time to make any nail art! But, I found this little gem in my drafts folder and thought “why not? Let’s give the people what they want!” (I’m assuming you want nail art. Hopefully you want nail art because that is what you’re getting today.)

I started with Orly Forget Me Not which is from the La La Land collection. This collection has a bit of a tricky formula, but if you think of it like a crelly, you will be a lot happier. :)

The stamping polish and plate are both from It Girl Nail Art: It Girl Coral and It Girl Plate IG305

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Well? How’d you like it? Tell me in the comments!

Sinful Colors Prosecco

I picked up Sinfun Colors Prosecco….FINALLY. This polish was heavily trending about a year ago….or was it two years ago??? Or three??? I don’t remember, but it was a long, long time ago.
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This polish is quite pretty and I can see why it was so popular. I’m glad to say I have it in my collection.sinful-colors-prosecco-swatch

Thanks for stopping by today for this short and sweet post! :)

Zoya Charming Collection

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Zoya sent me their Charming collection to swatch for you! I also have some nail art posts with some of these colors coming up…so make sure you’re following my on Facebook so you don’t miss it!

The Zoya Charming Collection consists of 6 spring shades with three cremes and 3 shimmers. All of my swatches are two coats.

Zoya Abby is a lavender creme

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Zoya Amira is a dusty blue shimmer

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Zoya Jordan is a baby pink creme.

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Zoya Lacey is a light green shimmerzoya-lacey zoya-lacey-swatch

Zoya Millie is a hot purple shimmerzoya-millie zoya-millie-swatch

Zoya Tina is a dark purple cremezoya-tina zoya-tina-swatch

LOTS of purples in this collection. Half of them are purples, in fact! I think that’s a little overboard on one color for a single collection…but they didn’t ask me, now did they? ;)

Various OPI Swatches

I bought a handful of OPI polishes from smackerlacquer when she was culling her collection.  Here are two of the ones I snagged!

OPI No More Mr. Night Sky is a very pretty dark gunmetal.

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OPI Is This Star Taken? is freaking hideous. Dear smackerlacquer, how dare you not warn me about the ugliness of this one? I will get you back. Some day. Some how. ;)

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This has holo bar glitters (looks great in the bottle) but once dried, you can barely see the glitters and it looks all lumpy and gross.

WHY. WHY OPI? Why do you keep making this gross AF glitters????opi-is-this-star-taken-swatch

It Girl Majestic Osprey

{Purchased by Me}

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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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.

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Swatches + Giveaway!

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Sally Hansen sent me four colors to show off to you! BUT they sent me 5 bottles! That means I have a duplicate and ergo, you get a giveaway!!

Sally Hansen Berry Smooth is a creamy, gorgeous pink.

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Sally Hansen Red-y to Glow is a creamy red.

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Sally Hansen Rosy Glow is a beautiful pink with a blue flame shift.

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Sally Hansen Red-iance is an orange-red cream.

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AND….now for the part you’ve all been waiting for…I am giving away a brand-new bottle of Rosy Glow!!!

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OPI Infinite Shine Swatches

{Purchased by Me}

I recently obtained 8 shades of the OPI Infinite Shine collection polishes. OPI is one of my favorite mainstream brands so I had pretty high hopes with these. Unfortunately, my hopes were shattered pretty damn quickly.

First of all, the Infinite Shine topcoat dulls the polishes out. I’m used to the glassy finish of Seche Vite and the “shine” from the Infinite Shine collection looks dull and lifeless.

Second, this polish chipped within hours on me. A normal polish formula looks fresh on me for 1-2 days. These didn’t even last as long as regular, less expensive, polish!

While the colors are nice, I will not be buying any more. In my opinion, they are a waste of money and I’m much better off buying the original OPI formula in the same colors.

OPI You Don’t Know Jacques!

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OPI Bubble Bath

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OPI Lincoln Park After Darkopi-lincoln-park-after-dark-swatch opi-lincoln-park-after-dark

OPI I’m Not Really a Waitress

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OPI Black Onyx

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Pepper Pot Polish Material Girl + Senegence Sunday Update

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Today’s mani is simple. I started with two coats of a Pretty Woman polish that I got from Ipsy. I don’t know the name of the color. I think it was on the box, but I threw the box away! Oops!! :\ Then, I topped it with Pepper Pot Polish Material Girl which has been sitting in my untried pile since November!! For shame! This is a gorgeous glitter topper with pink and black glitters.

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The effect this gives reminds me of candy. :) Like those candy eggs that are in the grocery store during Easter time? The ones that are like Whoppers. Does anyone know what I’m talking about? I love those damn eggs. LOL.pepper-pot-polish-material-girl

Senegence Sunday Update

It’s Sunday which means you get to hear about how my Senegence journey is going!! :) Since my last writing, I have recruited one more person to me team. She’s actually been my best customer and I thought she was insane for paying me retail this whole time! :) With SeneGence, you get a wholesale discount regardless of the size of your order. (With Mary Kay, it had to be at least $200 or something like that to get a discount at all!!) With SeneGence, you could literally buy one gloss and still get a 20% discount.

The company has been going through a lot of growing pains recently. They weren’t ready for the literal explosion of popularity these last 6 months!!! I’m thrilled I jumped on this bandwagon!

It’s still all a little surreal that I’m basically getting paid to take selfies and hang out on social media all day. SO WEIRD. And SO FUN. If it seems like I’m always trying to recruit people to join me, it’s because I am! This is too fun to NOT share with people! It also means I get to spend MORE time with this cute-AF little troublemaker.

It’s a good thing he’s cute! #doctorpupper #dog #dogs #dogtraining #dogsofinstagram #goldenretriever #puppy #puppies

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Did you know that out of every 10 people who try LipSense, EIGHT of them will buy it?! That’s how cool this shit is. People tell me that they don’t want to sign up because they aren’t salespeople. Well, ladies, neither am I! I am genuinely excited about this stuff and showing it to people is no different than me showing them me new, cool phone or a telling them about a great deal on a pair of jeans.

So, if you read all the way to the bottom and you’re still reading, then maybe it’s time you joined my team. :) Head to senegence.com/bettysbeauty and click on “Career Opportunities.” Then, send me a message and I’ll add you to all the top-secret groups! :)

If you’re not ready to dive in, at least come hang out with us in my VIP Facebook group, found here. See you there! KISSES!

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PS I’m having a giveaway for some IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact products. Head here to enter.

Glam Polish Swatches + A Sad SeneGence Story

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Today, I have a whole crapload of Glam Polishes to swatch for you. I bought these in a destash from smackerlacquer. Basically, I think she is crazy for getting rid of these but then again, I did sell her my Pipe Dream Polish Street Carnival Collection…so I’m not really sure who the crazy one is.

Glam Polish Experiment is now one of my favorite polishes of.all.time. I don’t know what the ‘experiment’ was, but it was a resounding success because this polish is one of the best things I’ve ever put on my nails ever. To quote Claire Fraser, “Jesus H. Roosevelt Christ.” I basically want this color on my nails at all times.

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Now, while I’m not gushing and freaking out about the rest of these polishes, they are ALL gorgeous and I’m thrilled to have them in my collection. The Glam Polish formula is a little bit thick but I don’t mind that at all. All of these are two coats.

Glam Polish Evil Genius

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Glam Polish Cutie Pox

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Glam Polish Nobody Gets Left Behind or Forgotten

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Glam Polish Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

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I don’t know how I went so long without obsessing over Glam Polish. These are freaking gorgeous. Must.wear.more.Glam.Polish.

In other news…it’s Sunday so it’s time for another Senegence Sunday update!

Senegence Uplines – And How to Pick One

Let’s get one thing straight. You should obviously pick me as your upline when you decide to join me and sell SeneGence. Not just because I’m a greedy little bitch (which is true), but also because I’m supportive and will actually help you and be there for you.

Let me tell you a little story… A customer (we’ll call her Sally) contacted me via my Facebook page to purchase some LipSense. She was looking for a red to wear to her wedding. (Congratulations, Sally!) We arranged a time to meet up and she ended up purchasing LipSense Blu-Red.

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It looked gorgeous on her! Fast forward about two weeks. I shoot Sally a message to see how she’s liking it. Turns out, she decided to sell SeneGence and signed up under someone else. (My heart shed a little tear that she didn’t pick me, but I put on my big girl panties and got over it.)

Turns out, her upline has not helped her AT ALL. When Sally asks for help, her upline basically just says, “keep trying.” Well, gee. Thanks. That’s so freaking helpful.

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I was able to give Sally a couple tips that actually mean something. Real to-do items. I also helped guide her through the back office (what us Senesisters call our secret website) to find contact information for more girls that could help her. Her upline didn’t even help her figure out how to use the distributor website! I’m actually kinda mad about it. Why? Because uplines receive commissions on the purchases of their downlines. That means an upline has EVERY MOTIVE to help their downlines out. Not helping your downline is just sheer laziness.

Anyway….I’ll try and stop ranting now. Be careful when you pick an upline. And pick me. LOL. I will help you. I have a background in social media marketing, I am tech saavy, and I’m basically available 99% of the time to answer your questions.

Now that I’ve convinced you to sign up, head to Senegence.com/bettysbeauty and click the “Sell Senegence” tab. I will get an email when you sign up and then we’ll dive right in to help you succeed!! (Do NOT buy one of the demo kits when you sign up. Just do the $55. I’ll explain why once we get chatting.)

Holo Hookup

{Purchased By Me}

I have a mish-mash of polishes to show you today. All of these holos are from the Holo Hookup box. Some are from the December box and some are from the January box.

Cupcake Polish Grace

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Colores de Carol The Extra Mile – This one is from the January box and the reason why I caved and got the box to begin with. It totally held up to my expectations in person. This is my first Colores de Carol polish, but it certainly won’t be my last!

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Cupcake Polish Happiness

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Different Dimensions Simplify

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Glisten and Glow Love

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All of the polishes were two coats and each one has a really nice, strong holo.

Zoya Pixie Dust Swatches + Senegence Sunday Update

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I have four Zoya Pixie Dust polishes to show you today. These are from the holiday 2016 collection. At that time, I was so busy and hardly blogging at all so I had Zoya send the samples to my dear blogger friend, smackerlacquer. Well, she made the collection look so beautiful that I stole the polishes back, LOL. (Sharing is caring, right?)

As you may know by now, I’ve been having trouble with some nail breakages but they’re almost all fixed now. So, just bear with me a little longer on some of these wonky shapes.

All swatches are two coats and no topcoat. They are all dried to a matte, texture finish.

Zoya Waverly

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Zoya Elphie

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Zoya Lorna

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Zoya Alice

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I know not everybody likes texture polishes, but I’m a huge fan and I think all four of these are freaking gorgeous.

Senegence Sunday Update

Since it’s Sunday, it’s also time for a Sengence update! In the past week, I recruited one more person to join our amazing team. Welcome, Melinda H.! If you want to join our amazingly successful team, simply go to Senegence.com/BettysBeauty and click on “Sell Senegence.”

To buy the most incredible lip color in the world, visit BettysBeautybettysbeautybazaar.com

In the past week, I had my 3-month anniversary with Senegence. I am pleased to say that I hit all the fast start goals and received $1,200 in free products from Senegence. :D

In this past week, I sold another $500 in products making my total sales reach $5,500 in just 3 months. As side income, that’s not to freaking shabby. I’m excited to be able to buy my husband a Nintendo Switch when it comes out in March. That’s one thing I definitely want to do with my extra money. I’m also looking at getting a Windows Surface Tablet/Laptop with some of my new, extra money. Because I’m getting paid to play with makeup. WTF. Is this even real?

Fellow bloggers!!! Jump on this crazy train with me. I’ve had 0 in-person parties. These sales are all from the comfort of my own home and my LuLaRoe Leggings. (Damnit, Malisa for getting me hooked!)

#lazyaf #showmethemoney