Manicure Monday with Cult Cosmetics

We’re a little late with today’s Manicure Monday post, but it’s a good one! Last time we told you about Cult Cosmetics we talked about Black Box, their subscription service. This time we are sharing with you their brand new line of nail polish! I was so excited when I heard that they were coming out with their own nail polish! From what I have seen they only carry top quality polish and tools in their kits, so I couldn’t wait to see what they had come up with!

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Sorry about the polish on the bottles, my 3 year old thought they were pretty too :)

I received Joshua Tree, Hollywood Forever and their Botanical Base Coat. I LOVE  the base coat! I know, it is horrible when I say that I often don’t wear a base coat when I do my nails other than when I do gels. Most of them just peel right off my nails. As soon as I started painting with this base coat I knew it was different. I could tell immediately that my nails were stronger. The only issue I had with this base coat was that I got these little bumps in my manicure from it. I’m not sure where they came from but both times I used it they showed up. There are very few and the benefits outweighed the bumps, but it is very possible that it was just dust or something that my daughter shoved in there when I wasn’t looking.

My first manicure with this polish included the base coat and Joshua Tree. This is how it turned out:

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If you look closely you can kind of see the bumps I was talking about, but I was very impressed with Joshua Tree. I probably could have gotten away with just one coat, but I decided to keep it safe and add two coats. It turned out amazing and actually lasted quite sometime. I was very surprised with how strong my nails were using this polish! I don’t think I have ever had a product make my nails as strong as these do.

Next up I used the base coat, Hollywood Forever, and a black polish I had laying around (just to show you a little better).

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This has to be my favorite of the group! It reminds me of Flakies which is a polish that I never got a chance to get my grubby hands on! This is definitely a polish that I will be using a lot. It looks blue in the pictures but if you turn it to a different angle it changes colors. It lays pretty flat so you don’t have to worry about a texture feel, especially if you add a top coat. Hollywood Forever is now on my favorites list in my polish collection! I just hope they come out with similar colors in their collection!

You can find these and other amazing colors from Cult Cosmetics on their website here. Hopefully I will be able to share some more of these with you very soon!

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Manicure Monday with Elegant Touch Nails!

We’re back for another Manicure Monday with Elegant Touch Nails. We got some awesome products to share with you and today we are starting with their Envy Wraps Bling line.

Manicure Monday with Elegant Touch Nails

About Envy Wraps Bling

Elegant Touch are talking textures, and these new and tactile nail wraps offer a must-have and easy-to-apply manicure that lasts for up to 10 days.

These fashion-forward films will add some serious decoration as you drum your fingers!

Take a walk on the wild side, Elegant Touch Envy Wraps Bling in Gone Wild offers an on-trend zebra print with a decadent difference. Deck out your digits with this animalistic print for a truly tantalizing touch. Envy Wraps give every glam goddess the chance to adorn their nails with an eye catching manicure in minutes without the spills, smudges or drying time required for a salon-style treatment. Now with 3D texture, these Bling wraps are super glamorous, these easily applied talon treats are the perfect accessory for any outfit.

What I think

I was very impressed with this from the beginning. They looked really pretty and also came with sizes big enough to put on your toes! Of course for this review I decided to put them on my fingers!

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I loved how easy these were to apply and how great they looked on me. I even got compliments on them less than an hour after I had put them on!  The design itself is beautiful and it is not as textured as I had pictured from the description. Yes there is texture to them, but they are less than what you would feel if you had put on gems by hand. I do not normally like texture, but these have the perfect amount.

They have tons of other designs and they have ones without bling that are awesome looking! You can find these and other great Elegant Touch products on their website here. Be sure to subscribe to our Manicure Monday posts to see other great Elegant Touch Nail’s designs here!

**Disclaimer** I was in no way paid, or obligated to give a positive review, or a review at all for this company. If you would like to read my full disclaimer for reviews you can find it here.

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Manicure Monday with Revlon!

We’re back with more great nail designs this week and we are very excited that this week we get to create a Revlon Brilliant Strength manicure!

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I have fallen in love with this nail polish! I received Brilliant Strength Intrigue and Provoke to review for you guys. I am not sure if I prefer these colors over the other colors in the collection, but they are still very pretty and I was excited to test them out. What had me so excited about these products was that not only do they have built in strengthening, but they also have a built in base and top coat!

I was very surprised at how well this polish glided on and how vibrant the color was! I hate when I get a polish that needs at least three coats of color and a base and top coat. My nails end up feeling very bulky and take forever to dry! With two little toddlers it is very difficult to let my nails dry enough with so many coats and my manicure always gets ruined. I love that I only need two coats with this polish and that I don’t need to add all the extra polish just to keep it looking nice.

First up is Intrigue

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This polish almost had full coverage in one coat! I added the second coat just to be sure. I just love how smooth the color itself looks. It was definitely a nice change from other polish.

It took a while to decide what I wanted to do with these colors. I recently got new nail stamping plates (that I will review for you guys later) and I decided that this polish would be a perfect polish for my first stamped nail art run! It took a couple tries to get the image to transfer and you can tell when I started to get the hang of the darn thing, but this polish really helped make the process easy!

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Overall, I loved this polish. I wish I could have tried some other colors but these were still great and the orange will be great for some Halloween designs later on this month!

You can find Revlon’s Brilliant Strength Nail Enamel on their website here, or you can find them a Revlon retailer near you!

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**Disclaimer** I was in no way paid, or obligated to give a positive review, or a review at all for this company. If you would like to read my full disclaimer for reviews you can find it here.

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Blue Scandal Review – Manicure Monday

It’s Monday again! Which means it’s time to show you my latest manicure! This time instead of one manicure, you get to see a whole collection that we got to review from Blue Scandal. While Blue Scandal may not make this polish they have amazing prices on many beauty products and sell this great NYX Love Is In The Air nail polish set for around $20!

I was so excited when the package showed up at the door! I have heard great things about NYX products, but had not tried them yet so I could not wait to start painting my nails! I immediately started painting and was very impressed with this polish! At first I was a little worried, I had to use 3 coats with the majority of colors and went on a little streaky. They dried extremely fast and the streaking went away as it was drying.

Another great thing about this polish is that it lasts a surprisingly long amount of time! I painted my nails in the after noon, did my dishes at home, cleaned the house where I worked and it wasn’t until I started using my steam machine that they started to chip. Normally regular nail polish only lasts about an hour before at least one of my nails decides to chip!

The only thing that I think I would change is that the brush of the bottles are a little funny and I think the main cause of the streaky-ness that I was experiencing. I do love that they come in smaller bottles in this set because you can try out all the colors and then buy bigger bottles of your favorites! I hate wasting money on things that I will never use, but luckily all the colors in this set are amazing so I will probably end up using all of them!

Meet the polish in this collection:

Muted Lavender

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Pastel Lavender

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Complex Purple

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Soft Pink

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Coral Sensation

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Sandals

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Paradise Nude

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Hot Blue

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Pistachio

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Teal 

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Surf

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Pastel Pistachio

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Perfect Gray

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Nude Peach

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French Pink

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Disco Inferno

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Pink Glitter

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Turquoise Glitter

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About Blue Scandal:

“A new breed of cosmetics, makeup tools and fragrances. We are here to bring to the public a new life style for the next generation. Our objective is to provide fun, savvy, chic, scrumptious, sweet,extra-ordinary, stupendous makeup tools and fragrances.

Please join our revolution and be part of new wave!!”

What I think:

I was in awe of all the wonderful products that they have! They have such a wide selection of everything from Frangrances, Makeup, and Nail Products that it was hard to narrow a wish list down. They carry so many great brands and you know that what you are getting is a great product!

Of course it wouldn’t be Manicure Monday without a great manicure!

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Not only are the products they sell absolutely amazing but so is there customer service! They shipped my set extremely fast and they wrapped the box very well, so I didn’t have to worry about the polish exploding and making a huge mess while in transit. I highly recommend Blue Scandal to anyone looking for great products at even better prices like their NYX HD Studio Foundation! You can find Blue Scandal on their website here.

**Disclaimer** I was in no way paid, or obligated to give a positive review, or a review at all for this company. If you would like to read my full disclaimer for reviews you can find it here.

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OMG Nail Strips Review- Manicure Monday

We have two new things to share with you today! One is that I decided to start up a Manicure Monday area for the blog and this is our first Manicure Monday post!  I have been super excited about doing my nails and how long they are getting  so I decided I would share my excitement with you! Our first manicure is brought to you by OMG Nail Strips!

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About OMG Nail Strips:

OMGNailStrips.com has one simple goal, bringing the latest styles and trends in nail art and making them into an easy to apply nail strip. Inspired by larger companies that charge customers $8-$20 per set and have a limited selection of designs, the creators of OMG Nail Polish Strips decided to create an affordable alternative to expensive these nail polish strips.  In addition to creating a higher quality product at a lower price we are also constantly updating our inventory and designs to meet the latest styles and trends in nail fashion.

What I thought:

These are the nail strips that I received. I was not all the fond of the color or design, especially compared to the absolutely adorable ones located on their site, but I decided to give it a go anyway.

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They did turn out pretty well. I did have an issue keeping the stripe straight but oh well. They were great for a quick and easy nail design! They stayed on for a couple of days, which was more than I had expected.

Here are some of my favorite sets from their website:

Love Nail Polish StripsPeacock Nail Polish Strips

Pink and Black Stars Nail Polish StripsPink Pollock Nail Polish Strips

Purple Crackle Nail Polish StripsPsychedelic Zebra Nail Polish Strips

I love how bright and fun the majority of the designs are and I hope to be able to share more of them with you next time. Stay tuned for more nail products and designs on our Manicure Monday section!

You can find these and other great nail polish strips on their website here.

**Disclaimer** I was in no way paid, or obligated to give a positive review, or a review at all for this company. If you would like to read my full disclaimer for reviews you can find it here.

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