April 9, 2014






Hey everyone! Today I have a review of a great new cuticle oil that I highly recommend from ellagee. This past winter was really rough on my hands. It was incredibly cold, I was moving and doing so much with my hands, and had been sick for a while. This resulted in very dry nails, peelies and major breaks. My only saving grace has been this cuticle oil.

Ellagee Cuticle Oil is available is two scents, Nature's Bouquet and Orange Blossom Special. I used Orange Blossom Special which is a combination of orange oil, honeysuckle oil, and tea tree oil. The scent is delicate and smells of oranges and honey but doesn't linger very long. The consistency is a bit thick but very moisturizing and absorbs quickly into the skin.


Here are my nails. Dry, damaged, uneven, overgrown cuticles, and so yellow.  I decided to buff my nails and give them a nice oiling with the ellagee cuticle oil.

These are my nails after filing, trimming my cuticles, buffing and oiling my nails liberally and placing latex free gloves on my hands for 20 minutes. My nails look and feel so much healthier, whiter, and strong. 

This cuticle oil is definitely a keeper. A little goes a VERY long way as I have been using this oil for the past two months and have barely made a dent. You can purchase this cuticle oil online at ellagee.com and you can check out her gorgeous nail polish as well and keep up to date with ellagee on Facebook.

What is your favorite cuticle oil? Let me know in the comments and thanks for stopping by. 




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March 3, 2014

I cannot believe it's March already! This month really went by quickly and I haven't been painting my nails much lately as I have a major project i'm working on. But with the weather warming up and the sun shining bright i'm ready for all of the new bright spring shades. Below is a collage of my favorite manicures from the month of February.
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Which is your favorite? It's hard for me to choose. Let me know in the comments and thanks for stopping by.
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February 21, 2014

Happy Friday! I have been busy with finals this week and can't wait for a little break academically. I actually had an array of plans for today but the weather outside is so yucky (after three days of amazing weather) so I plan on finishing up my final paper and watching a movie.

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Do you see this? This folks is love in a bottle. 
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Moment of Impact is a purple holographic linear polish with lots of blue shimmer/flecks. The formula was great and opaque in two coats with base coat and top coat. 
 
Also during unpacking and resorting (and still unpacking polish) and buying two new melmers I decided it was time to purge. So if you're looking to test drive some new brands an shades please check out my blog sale on storenvy: http://vickermania.storenvy.com/
 
Let me know what your plans are for the weekend and thanks for stopping by!
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February 19, 2014

Happy Hump Day! I have had naked nails going on day three now and I don't know if i'm more amazed that I feel uninspired to paint my digits or the fact that they haven't broken a single nail (I think I have Duri Rejuvacote to that for that). But to help you through the week I haz a spam for you!

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I forgot how much I love Muffins! See you next time!
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February 17, 2014

Happy Monday everyone! Is everyone thawed out yet? We got freezing rain last week which pretty much prompted the complete shut down of South Carolina due to power outages, down trees and down power lines. And I know it was way worse in other parts of the country and ruined many Valentine's Day plans so that's a bummer too.
My Valentine's Day was very laid back. Had a late dinner and watched bad movies with my fiance. 
Today I have swatches of Blood of the Mountain by Pahlish. 
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Blood of the Mountain is described as a Garnet red holographic with gold and pink metallic microflakes. The formula was great in two coats and it is a STUNNER in any lighting. These photos were taken outside in direct sunlight but in low lighting the gold microflakes are so vivid and makes for a royal looking manicure. These swatches are two coats with top coat.
 
So what did you end up doing on Valentine's Day? Were you snowed/iced in? Let me know in the comments and thanks for stopping by.

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