October Favorites

Hey there! I hope you all had a great Halloween. I dressed up as a flapper, and if I say so myself I think it turned out amazing! Check out my Instagram for photos! What did you dress up as this year, or did you do something else fun?

Anyway, I have some products I’ve been loving this month that I can’t wait to share with you! Scroll down to see!

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I love statement items during fall, like this phone case and this chunky necklace from Forever21. This phone case is actually something I designed as part of a collaboration and giveaway with CaseApp. If you’re interested, pop on over and read about it, or join the giveaway here! I’m giving away a $40 coupon to design your own custom phone or computer case.

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It’s so important to stay hydrated as the weather gets colder, and these two products are my most used currently! This Burt’s Bees chapstick in Mango is delicious smelling, and the Jersey Shore Sun lip conditioner with Vanilla Coconut Cream is just divine! Both keep my lips hydrated all day. The Jersey Shore Sun product is my favorite though, because it’s all organic!

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Speaking of hydration, I’m sure everyone’s hair is needing some love right now as the temperatures change. This Organix Argan Oil hair mask is doing wonders for mine! It claims to be an intense moisturizing treatment, and I would say that’s very accurate! Using this once a week is keeping my hair soft and healthy.

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I love red for fall, especially lips and nails! This Forever21 polish in Sangria is the perfect shade! You get what you pay for with Forever21, but I find this lasts a surprisingly long time.

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What are you loving this October? Are you currently using any of these products? Let me know in the comments, and don’t forget to stop by the giveaway for a chance to win a $40 coupon to CaseApp! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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All opinions are my own; this is not a sponsored post.

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What’s In My September Ipsy Bag?

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Hello everyone! I hope your week is going well so far. Today I want to share with you what I received in my September Ipsy Bag! I keep falling more and more in love with my Ipsy subscription each time I receive a bag. This month’s theme was Face Fashion, and the photo insert featured natural and golden bronzed looks. I love the bag that everything came it, the textured surface is so pretty and I love the color! It’s perfect for fall.

Let’s take a look at what I received!

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Formula X nail polish in Obsessed. This is a dark burgundy shade that’s perfect for fall! I received a Formula X nail polish in a previous Ipsy bag, and the color and quality were amazing! You can check out my review of it here. I like this merlot color even better than the previous peachy shade!

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Next up, the Clarisea Sea Salt Solutions Rapid Detox Charcoal Face Exfoliant. That’s a crazy long way to basically say it’s a charcoal face scrub haha. I can’t wait to test this out!

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This is the Ultra Repair Cream from First Aid Beauty! I’ve never tried anything from this brand, but I’ve heard really good things about them. Since I have dry skin, this is a perfect product for me to test. I can’t wait to review it for you guys!

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This Trestique Matte Lip Crayon in Nantucket Nude is one of my favorite things in this bag. The shade is a perfect “my lips but better” color, and even though it’s matte, it’s not too drying.

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And last but not least, this NYX eyeshadow trio! The color palette is designed through Ipsy to match the September theme, so I couldn’t find it to link it. I love the shades though, they’re amazing and extremely pigmented!

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From left to right: NYX eyeshadows 1, 2, and 3, and Trestique Matte Lip Crayon in Nantucket Nude

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Make Your Own Ipsy Bag; Formula X Nail Polish in Obsessed, full size $10.50,  Ultra Repair Cream, 2 oz for $12.00, Trestique Matte Lip Crayon in Nantucket Nude, full size $28.00, Clarisea Charcoal Exfoliant, 4 oz for $18.00

Have you tried any of these products? How do you feel about Ipsy? Do you subscribe? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for stopping by!

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All opinions are my own; this is not a sponsored post.

If you enjoyed this post, you may also enjoy OZ Naturals Face Mask Review or Clarifying Cucumber Face Mask Review 

Try This At Home- Negative Space Nails

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Today I have something simple and fun to share with you! I received this Formula X nail polish in my last Ipsy bag (I’m so obsessed with Ipsy. So. Obsessed.) and I’ve been searching for the perfect way to wear it ever since! It’s a wonderful coral pink shade, perfect for summer! I decided to use it to create an interesting negative space nail design. I’ve been seeing lots of great negative space nails lately, and I think it’s such a cool and laid-back way to wear nail polish for summer. It’s very easy to do, and super easy to customize to your personal style. Here’s how!

You’ll Need:

  • Nail polish of your choice
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Any top coat

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I cut my tape into a wave shape and applied it to the top half of my nails, then simply painted over it and removed it, leaving my nails half coral and half bare for my take on the negative space nail trends I’ve been seeing all over lately! I think that this is such a unique way to show your personality, and if you mess up a little, no one will know it wasn’t on purpose! You can cut your tape into any shape you would like in order to put your own spin on this look! I’ve seen some very cool geometric ways of rocking this nail trend.

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As for the Formula X nail polish itself, I was extremely impressed! It dries very quickly, and it only took me one coat to reach this level of pigmentation. It’s also a perfect color for summer! I’m very happy with this product and with how my nails turned out!

What do you think? Have you tried negative space nails? What’s your favorite summer trend? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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Try This At Home- Nautical-Inspired Nail Art

Today I wanted to share with you a fun spring nail art design! Most often, we lean towards the florals for spring right away. Here’s an idea that incorporates spring trends without a floral in sight! I used mint and a silvery-grey color, but you can use any two colors as long as one is light and one is dark. Let’s get started!

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You’ll need a bobby pin or small paintbrush, one light color of nail polish, and one dark color. I recommend trimming your nails to uniform shapes before beginning! I used Black Poppy nail polish in grey and Sally Hansen in Green Tea. The green tea polish is a lovely mint shade that I just adore. It dries very quickly, applies smoothly in just one coat, and lasts about a week! It’s one of my very favorites. The Black Poppy polish is one that I’ve had for a couple years, and unfortunately the line has now been discontinued 😦

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Start with your nails clean and dry. Apply the Sally Hansen Green Tea polish to all nails and allow to dry completely before proceeding.
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On your ring finger, place 3 dots of the grey polish in a triangle with the end of the bobby pin-it’s great for making polka dots!

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Using the bobby pin, connect from the left dot to the right dot in a U shape. Add a line going up from the middle dot, and then add a small circle on top of it. Finish off the anchor by making the left and right dots into little triangles. Voila!

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Add a large stripe down the middle of each nail, with a smaller stripe on either side. Congratulations! You’re all done! You are now sporting some of spring’s biggest trends on your nails-pastels, nautical themes, and stripes!

If you prefer, you can add a top coat, but I didn’t bother. Don’t forget to take a picture of your nails when you’re done! If you post it to Instagram, feel free to tag me! 🙂 Link below.

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Product Information: Sally Hansen Green Tea Polish: Amazon Black Poppy Polish: No Longer Available

What do you think? How do you like to wear spring’s trends on your nails? Do you like nautical designs? Let me know in the comments! Check out another easy nail tutorial here! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Love Kiki

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Try This At Home- Gold and White Triangle Nail Art!

Happy Friday, everyone! In honor of my favorite day of the week, here’s a fun and super easy nail art project to try this weekend! All you’ll need are two different colors of nail polish and some Scotch tape. I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Go For Gold and Kiss Nail Art Paint series in White, but any two colors will work! You can find the ones I used here and here. I love the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes because they’re crazy pigmented, and they really do dry very quickly! They’re definitely worth testing out.

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Step 1: Paint your nails with a base coat. I chose gold for my base coat, and I did two layers of it on each nail. Allow your chosen base coat to completely dry before moving on to the next step!nails2

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Step 2: Once your base coat has dried, take two pieces of the Scotch tape. (Masking or painter’s tape works just as well!) Use it to create a triangle shape starting at the base of your nail and tapering toward the edge. Make sure to stick the tape down firmly!nails7

Step 3: Fill the triangle in with your other color that you’ve chosen. I had to put a couple coats on, but that may have just because I was using white 🙂

Step 4: Repeat on the other hand! And that’s it! Super simple, and super cute! You may want to finish it off with a top coat to make it last longer, but I didn’t bother haha.nails8 nails9The finished product! What do you think? Any simple nail art you like to do? Let me know in the comments! Happy Friday!

Love Kiki

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