Color Street Nail Wraps Review + Free sample for YOU!

I’ve secretly been dabbling in the world of nail wraps lately. Running multiple businesses in addition to my full-time day job has left me without a lot of time left over at the end of each day. Every nail wrap brand I’ve tried hasn’t been quite right. The main problems I’ve encountered are:

  • Weird crinkling of the wrap on the sides due to my strong curve in my nails
  • Damaged nails after removal
  • Not lying flat, so they barely last a day or two
  • Losing nail length during the ‘filing off the excess’ step

When I heard of a brand new company called Color Street, I was a little skeptical but I decided to buy one wrap just to see if it was any better than the others. I waited patiently for my pink wraps to arrive and when they did, I set them aside for about a week. LOL. Clearly, I was not too excited about yet another nail wrap.

Well….when I finally did decide to try them…holy shitballz, Batman! These are the BEST nail wraps I’ve tried in my life!

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Since Color Street is made with real nail lacquer, they are really thin. This means that they actually LAY FLAT on my nails. Hallelujah!

Since Color Street is made with real nail lacquer, filing off the excess is super quick and easy. No more harsh nail files! I filed the excess off with my fine-grain glass file!!! This means I won’t lose length on my nails anymore when I wear wraps! With other wraps, I have to file so hard that I file my nail too. Not with these! Huzzah!

Color Street is made with real nail lacquer, they can be removed with your favorite nail polish remover! This means that you don’t need to spend forever slowly removing wraps or, if you’re in a rush, losing the top layers of your nail by peeling it off. (Seriously. Other wraps are a goddamn pain in the ass to remove.)color-street-nail-wraps-review color-street-nail-wraps-reviews Color-street-review

These are the most incredible nail wraps I’ve ever tried. That’s why….GULP….please don’t shoot me….I’ve started selling them. I know, I know. I don’t have time for this! But I couldn’t not sell them! They are too amazing!

I’m waiting for my new distributor packet to arrive, but in the meantime, I am giving away free samples! Free! Why? Because I know you’re going to love these wraps as much as I do. Just click here to be sent a free sample!

Or, if you just want to try a whole set yourself, check out the site here.

Zoya Wanderlust 2017

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Today I’m going to show you the Zoya Wanderlust collection. This is a collection of 12 polishes with creme and shimmer finishes. While the colors in this collection are pretty (except for the greens…) you really don’t need to buy all 12. There are a lot of very, very similar colors in this collection. It’s basically a collection of mostly pink with a couple greens thrown in. Sorry, Zoya! This isn’t your best work. L\

Zoya Journey

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Zoya Scout (I seriously hate this color. The formula was nice, but I can’t get over how much I hate this green.)zoya-scout-swatch zoya-scout

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Zoya Winnie

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Zoya River. This is probably the standout in the collection. It’s a gorgeous shimmery blue that isn’t like any of the other colors in the collection!

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Zoya Estyzoya-esty zoya-esty-swatch

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Zoya Sawyer

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Zoya Arbor…not as bad as Scout but definitely not a cute look for me.zoya-arbor zoya-arbor-swatch

Zoya Mandy

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Zoya Corazoya-cora zoya-cora-swatch

Zoya Byrdie

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Byrdie is probably my favorite besides River, despite the stupid name. (Oh man. I’m being really hard on Zoya today!)

China Glaze Summer Reign

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China Glaze sent me their Summer Reign collection to show off to you! Make sure you’re subscribed to me via Bloglovin, Facebook, or whatever platform blows your skirt up, because I have A LOT of nail art coming up using this collection as a base.

The China Glaze Summer Reign collection is 12 polishes with a ton of variety in the collection. This is a well-thought out collection and I could make a case for owning each one of the polishes!

Most of the shades in this collection are neon. The ones that aren’t full-on neon are vibrant and rich. There is a good mix of creams, metallics, and shimmers.

China Glaze Sunset Seeker

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China Glaze Rose My Namechina-glaze-rose-my-name-swatch china-glaze-rose-my-name

China Glaze All Glamed Up

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China Glaze Sultry Solstice

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China Glaze Simply Fa-Blue-Less. This one is actually more like a jelly than a cream. It’s been ages since a mainstream line put out a jelly polish so I’m pretty excited about this one.

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China Glaze Sun-Set the Mood

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China Glaze Emerald Bae. I had a little trouble with this one’s formula, as you can see. It was just too thick to get on evenly and it was difficult to mix properly. This is too bad because this green is super vibrant.china-glaze-emerald-bae china-glaze-emerald-bae-swatch

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China Glaze I Truly Azure You. This is my personal favorite in the collection. It’s a stunning blue. I couldn’t even do nail art on top of this one because I didn’t want to cover one molecule of its glory.

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China Glaze Flame-Boyant

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China Glaze High Standardschina-glaze-high-standards-swatch china-glaze-high-standards

China Glaze Chroma Coolchina-glaze-chroma-cool china-glaze-chroma-cool-swatch

What is your favorite from the China Glaze Summer Reign collection?

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 Arousalliterary-lacquers-arousal-swatch literary-lacquers-arousal

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

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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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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

{Purchased by Me}

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

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

It Girl Jelly Polish

Nicole, from it Girl Nail Art, made this gorgeous teal It Girl Jelly Polish as a gift for me for Christmas. I’m not sure how she knew that I love teal polish. Maybe she’s just really perceptive like that???

I got a ton of compliments on this polish when I wore it. Nearly every woman I worked with wanted to know where I got it. Nice job, Nicole! :)

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And now I’m going to completely diverge from anything nail polish or makeup related…

Did you know that women got the right to vote in 1920? It’s been 97 years since our foremothers fought for that right and won.

Even though it’s 97 years later, men are still taking away our rights and that has never been more clear than in the last 5 days. I urge you to call your representatives. You can find out who your reps are here: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

If at all possible, call them rather than email. It’s a lot harder to ignore a constituent on the phone than it is to ignore an email. If your representatives aren’t representing what you want, you need to tell them. They (‘they’ being mostly white, upper-class, males) are making decisions about parts of our bodies that can not vote. Therefore, we need to make sure they know that our vote will be lost if they don’t listen to us.

Millions of women have marched across this country the last few days. I wish I could have been one of them. Don’t let our voices end there. Call your representatives and make sure they know who you are and what you want. Your voice matters.

Zoya Naturel Collection Part 3

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Zoya has sent me the third iteration of their Naturel collection. The naturel collections are a series of nude-toned creme polishes. As usual, they have a great formula and are opaque in only one or two coats.

Zoya Debbie

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Zoya Jill

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Zoya Tatum

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A lot of these colors are pretty similar but there are clearly three dark purpley-browns and three light nudes. This is a great collection for people to try and find their perfect nude because there will be at least one color in this collection that will look great on any skin tone.

Thanks for stopping by today!

OPI Breakfast at Tiffany’s Collection

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Today I have the  OPI Breakfast at Tiffany’s Collection to show you. There are some great hits and some aweful misses in this collection. It certainly was an emotional roller coaster ride to swatch. LOL.

OPI Apartment for Two is a lovely bright pink. I love this color. However, if you have the pink from the Mustang Collection, the Gwen Stefani Collection, or the Sally Beauty Anniversary Collection, then you don’t need this one. Because they’re all the same. :) Gorgeous, but the same.

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OPI Black Dress Not Optional is a great black with a subtle metallic sheen.opi-black-dress-not-optional-swatch opi-black-dress-not-optional

OPI Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a matte white pearl. This one is gorgeous and I’m happy to say that I don’t already have something like this in my collection.

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OPI Can’t Read Without My Lipstick is an oxblood creme. This is a pretty color and a good formula, but nothing exceptional or new. (sorry, OPI. Lately, I’ve been feeling like you’re out of ideas.)

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OPI Champagne for Breakfast is a super gorgeous microglitter holo. I have it on my tips here over Apartment for Two.

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OPI Sunrise…Bedtime is  pink microglitter holo polish. Another beautiful one. I have it here over Black Dress Not Optional.

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OPI Fire Escape Rendezvous is one of the disasters of the collection. It is a metallic red (which is pretty) but it has these weird, chunky glitters. Why does OPI feel the need to have the ugliest glitters ever made. LOL.

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 OPI Five-and-Dime is a light metallic silver.

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OPI Meet My “Decorator” is an orange-red. This one had a fabulous formula.

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OPI I Believe in Manicures is a light blue and the formula was TERRIBLE. It was goopy but sheer at the same time. You can see in these atricious photos that I had nothing but problems trying to get this even. I do not recommend this one at all. I’d rather wear Fire Escape Rendezvous. LOLopi-i-believe-in-manicures-swatch opi-i-believe-in-manicures

OPI Rich and Brazilian is a dark purple with tiny multi-colored glitters.

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OPI Got the Mean Reds is a classic red. This one had a super smooth formula. However, OPI puts a classic red in *every* collection they do. So, not sure if you really need to get this one, either.opi-got-the-mean-reds opi-got-the-mean-reds-swatch

Despite my Criticism of the OPI Breakfast at Tiffany’s collection, OPI is still one of my favorite mainstream brands. The formula is usually fabulous even if their colors have been leaving originality and newness to the side.

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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Sally Hansen Color Therapy Swatches

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Sally Hansen Color Therapy is a new formula of polish recently created by Sally Hansen. I published the press release for it when I got word back in November. You can read the details here. Sally Hansen sent me 6 colors from their new collection as well as the Color Therapy top coat.

Sally Hansen Ja-Cozy is a solid, blue creme.

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Sally Hansen Bamboost is a creamy army green.sally-hansen-bamboost-swatch sally-hansen-bamboost

Sally Hansen Robes and Rose is a shimmery pink and is one of my favorites in the collection. This is totally my color!

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Sally Hansen Mauve Mantra is a light pink with gold iridescent shimmer. This is another one of my favorite colors! sally-hansen-mauve-mantra-swatch sally-hansen-mauve-mantra

Sally Hansen Unwine’d is an oxblood creme.

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Sally Hansen Therapewter is a green-tinted silver metallic polish.sally-hansen-therapewter-swatch sally-hansen-therapewter

The wear time on these is comparable to other Sally Hansen polishes. The top coat took a little longer than my usual to dry, but that is to be expected since my usual is Seche Vite.

You’re supposed to wear these without a basecoat, per the instructions on the back. I couldn’t bring myself to do that with the darker colors. I did go commando with the light colors. I did not notice a difference in wear time with or without topcoat.

Sally Hansen Color Therapy should be available in retail stores nationwide. You can also find it on Amazon, here.

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.