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Nail Color for Fall 2013

12 Sep


If there is only one shade you add to your nail polish collection this season make it Essie’s Vested Interest.

The perfect mix between cool grey and ocean hues.

RRP $8


Nail COLORS of the moment: O.P.I’s Skyfall collection

19 Nov


Inspired by the latest installment of 007, James Bond, O.P.I gives us their latest fall/winter collection: Skyfall

Twelve shades are available from glistening GoldenEye to seductive jet black so picking a color will not be easy but there will definitely be a shade for every occasion this season!

  • To achieve the same look as actress Bérénice Marlohe in Skyfall (assuming you have long nails) use Skyfall on top and GoldenEye on the underside, or let me know your two shaded combination!

Currently available at ULTA, Smart Style, Regis Hairstylists, and select salons.

For more visit opi.com

Nails inspired by my baby boy ✓ August To-Do List

15 Aug

August T0-Do List

Task: Paint my nails in the color of my baby boys play mat (fun childlike colors for him to look at, just because)

A fun lovable “to-do” inspired by my baby boys play mat, pictured to the left with the chosen nail polishes.

Using a teal (Making Waves) by Sonia Kashuk, an icy blue (name unknown) by Collection 2000, an elephant grey (Groovy Grey) by GOSH, a coral (Tart Deco) by essie, and a deep orange (Bright Orange) by Max Factor I went to work while my baby slept.

The next morning his little face perked up at the sight of my nails and the color painted on however his playfulness could also have been the result of his good nights sleep, milk intake, or being my Little Buddha baby – frankly his happy gurgles could have absolutely nothing to do with me! But it’s nice to think I might have had something to do with it 🙂
Click here to see my August To-Do List

Ticked off so far: Paint My Nails A Neon Hue

Spoiled Neon “Tip Your Waitress” by Wet n Wild

15 Aug

Tip Your Waitress

August To-Do List

 I am getting my August to-do list ticked off and this is one to-do list that is not causing stress, in fact it is making me feel light on my feet and has me more than excited!

 Task: Paint my nails a neon hue

The only hard thing about this “to-do” was finding the neon shade I wanted! I decided to test out a brand I had never tried before so went to my local CVS and spotted Spoiled by Wet n Wild, exclusive to the store.

There were several neon hues and I settled on SO11 called Tip Your Waitress, a bright pink that part reminds me of my childhood Barbie and partly of a hot summer vacation!

Tip Your Waitress

  • One of the best neon hues I have ever worn and I have tested out a few including neon yellows, oranges and greens.
  • Fantastic for both finger nails and toe nails.
  • BARGAIN PRICE, $1.99!! 
  • I am actually still in shock over the $1.99 price tag, never have I found such good quality nail polish for such an amazing bargain price! This is definitely one brand I will be buying more of!

SPOILED by Wet n Wild

Exclusive to CVS stores across America, 72 shades are currently available. All colors are toluene, phthalate and form-aldehyde free. Follow @wetnwildbeauty or follow CVS Stores @CVS_Extra

Which will you wear this month?

To see more of my August To-Do List click here

Nail Color Of The Moment: essie NEONS!

9 Aug

There are just enough weeks left in summer to get your nails painted bright for the humid days ahead!

essie have made neon hues bolder and border-line chic with the following four shades in their current collection:



  • action

  • a vibrant summer orange which will look just as good in the office as it will when you arrive fashionably on time at those summer parties!
  • $8 RRP







  • bazooka

  • a bold deep orange perfect to wear when at your family BBQ and during your big work presentation!
  • $8 RRP







  • camera

  • a sexy pink neon that is ladylike enough to wear during the day and then have you turn into the fun beach girl for the summer!
  • $8 RRP







  • lights

  • a pink color bringing zing to your nails and giving you a brighter outlook on the day ahead while you dream of summer plans!
  • $8 RRP





Which color will have you thinking of summer?

For more visit essie.com

Nail Color Of The Moment: A Good Man-darin Is Hard To Find

15 Jul

A zesty red orange, hot for the summer!

A Good Man-darin Is Hard To Find, from the Hong Kong Collection



$5.11 on amazon.com

August “To Do” List

12 Jul

We all have “to do” lists but this summer why not give yourself a list with tasks under “beauty”, “me time”, and “indulgences” – make August 2012 a fabulous month about you!

My August To Do List

(don’t forget to share your lists with me, maybe I’ll add some of your “tasks” onto my list below!)

  • Paint my nails a neon hue
  • Get a pedicure
  • Get either a shellac or gel manicure
  • Buy a new shade of lipstick
  • Take my mum out for a picnic
  • Get a facial, either professional or by my mum
  • Have a movie day and/or night
  • Get my dad to take me out shopping!
  • Play soccer with my brother or learn a new sport
  • Throw a party for no apparent reason but have a theme!
  • Paint my nails in the color of my baby boys play mat (fun childlike colors for him to look at, just because)
  • Take fun family photos with my baby boy (with props!)
  • Learn a new play/learning activity to do with my baby boy who turns 6 months in August!!
  • Give my great-aunt a hand massage/facial with me as a girly pampering day
  • Watch trash TV
  • Make and apply a homemade beauty mask

I’ll be crossing the above tasks off as I complete them as well as adding photos of some so keep checking back for updates! Have a fabulous summer Good Girls and Boys!!

Nail Color Of The Moment: beach bum blu

29 Jun

Perfect for the summer, a sea blue with a hint of pearl…

essie’s beach bum blu, $8

DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde Free

For more visit www.essie.com

DIY Manicures by the Stylish Housewife

7 Dec

Contemporary Christmas

 With a season of parties and holiday festivities surrounding us this month you may want to pay extra attention to your nails, though with such busy schedules during December it can be difficult to get that extra time to treat yourself. Which is why pampering yourself at home could be the answer and thanks to the Stylish Housewife DIY manicures just became a little easier…

  Here we highlight three manicures the Stylish Housewife gives us step-by-step instructions on how to achieve.

Manicure Must-Haves

  • Sally Hansen miracle cure or essie’s “Feed Me” for the base coat
  • OPI top coat
  • Nail Brush
  • Cuticle Cutters
  • Nail Clippers
  • OPI rapid dry spray
  • Nail file
  • Nail polish remover, the Stylish Housewife recommends Butter London’s nail lacquer remover
  • essie corrector pen, must-have for nail stamp manicures

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTMAS, this manicure is fabulous for the Christmas season when you want festivity but not a too obvious design.

  1. Remove nail polish before showering, then use a nail brush to scrub nails so cuticles are clean and soft. Push the cuticles back with the cutters and then pull them back to cut them.
  2. Cut nails with a slight point to them and file into shape.
  3. Paint on base coat.
  4. Paint on two coats of base color, waiting a few minutes between coats to ensure coats have dried. For the above manicure essie “sew psyched” shade has been used. Start in the middle of your nail with the first stroke and then do the sides. DO NOT paint the cuticle area!
  5. Follow with OPI top coat.
  6. Spray on OPI’s rapid dry spray.
  7. To achieve the nail art images shown in dusky gold you need the Konad Nail Art Stamping Kit and you are set!

More Info

California Love




CALIFORNIA LOVE, a simple manicure with just enough shine for the holidays!

  1. Follow steps one to three as above.
  2. Using essie’s “French Affair” on all nails except the ring finger and Revlon’s “Silver Dollar” on my ring finger nail this is an easy manicure to achieve.
  3. Use the Konad Stamp Kit to paint on the palm tree and then paint on a fast dry top coat for a shiny quick finish.

More Info

Party Time Mani


PARTY TIME MANI, when you need a quick manicure for a night out this versatile design could not be better. Use any color on the base you desire but the one shown here is fantastic for a fresh party look.

  1. Follow steps one to three as above.
  2. Using two layers of Cult Nails “Devious Nature” as the base color and one layer of Wet N Wild “Party of Five Glitters” over the top get a quick party look with minimal fuss!
  3. Follow with OPI top coat.
  4. Spray on OPI’s rapid dry spray.

More Info

It really is that simple to achieve fabulous manicures at home without the salon price!

For more DIY manicure ideas visit the Stylish Housewife’s blog or let me know your favorite manicure design ideas… SFparmie@gmail.com

Beauty Gifts Under $7

23 Nov

This season budget shopping for Christmas gifts just got a lot easier with help from Payless Shoe Source, their collection of beauty products are perfect for stocking gifts and many are under $7!

Choose from nail polish, lip glosses, and eye liners in fabulous shades.

Top Payless beauty picks currently in-stores:

  • SXY by Unforgettable Moments™ Light Up Lip Gloss, $6.99

Stunning holiday shades to choose from like Tropical Tease and TGIF make these light up lip glosses fabulous to keep in your clutch this season.

  • SXY by Unforgettable Moments™ Emerald/Daring Jade and Bright Ivory/Ebony Fat Eye Liner, $3.99

With two colors to choose from and a convenient sharpener attached the SXY by Unforgettable Moments™ eye liners will become a much loved beauty item!

  • Brash™ by Payless® Pink Lace Lip Stain, $4.99
  • Brash™ by Payless® Raspberry Sorbet Lip Syrup, $2.99
  • Brash™ by Payless® Metal Orchid Nail Polish, $2.99

Brash™ by Payless® may have been marketed as the new teen cosmetics collection however there are plenty of shades and choices for the adult market too. The lip stain in particular will have your lips looking juicier in seconds!

Find your nearest Payless Shoe Source store here

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