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Wild Orchid Mani


I’m loving this ladylike and saturated color! This Wild Orchid shade from H&M is a good summer and spring color. The polish goes on opaque and the finish is very glossy without chipping immediately (unlike a lot of OPI ones I’ve tried). The bottle itself is tiny, however the beautiful roses all around the cap makes up for it ;). I would say this is a rich, feminine magenta. It also goes along with Patone’s color of the year: Orchid. It is a redder orchid rather than Patone’s more purply one.

I like that the bottle is so small because it gives me more chances to try new, wild colors without keeping this one in the dust for so long. It gives me great pleasure to use up an entire beauty product. I rarely do because of the breadth of my collection, but it is a satisfying moment!


Rose Box – Tuesday Night Crafting!


I took an old, unused cardholder and jazzed it up! I painted the exterior and interior with a neutral taupe and lined the inside with a dark brown. Acrylic paints go so smoothly over wood surfaces. After waiting for it to dry, I applied my special Urban Decay rose stencil, swiped it with glue and poured a copious amount of purple glitter! I used a fan brush to sweep the extra off and unstuck the sticker template. There you have it–a refurbished jewelry box, gift box, business card holder or playing cardholder!

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Mermaid Blush


I used two coats to achieve this “mermaid blush.” First coat is a seafoam metallic shimmer H&M polish. The bottle is all frosted glass and the quality is great! The topcoat is also an H&M shade┬áin a clear glittertastic frenzy! I rarely use a clear topcoat to seal in the color because I’m always so anxious to try out different colors, haha! It actually makes me anxious if my nail polish lasts too long and I have to stare at the same shade/design for over two weeks. You won’t catch me paying to get a gel mani–that stuff doesn’t even come off without a professional process! Besides, the UV lamp literally tans your fingers and getting them once a month, every month, all the time will give you skin cancer.

So on that note, be healthy, ladies, and don’t over do the shellac manis! Invest in a variety of great colors and different brands and unleash your creativity!