Category: Nails


November 2022 Glam Bag X – Becky G

Sure, I’ve heard of Becky G…DISGUSTANG!

I kid, I kid…I know she is a music person of some sort. She’s the curator for this quarter’s Glam Bag X.

I am on the fence about my product choices this month. I really like the nail polish set that I picked – Lights Lacquer Nail Duo in “Mila” and “I’ll Be Home”. This brand is new to me – it’s from a YouTuber named Kathleenlights. The lippie I picked it mid – Kenia Ontiveros Beauty Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in “Pink Vibes”…but the lipstick isn’t pink – it’s more of a terra cotta? I haven’t had a chance to try the Balance Me Tri-Molecular Hyaluronic Serum yet.

So. Too Faced has been on my “no buy” list since the brand was outed as SUPER TRANSPHOBIC, not to mention RACIST. I just don’t feel the need to give them my money…so I was super disappointed to receive the Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette instead of one of the Tresluce Beauty palettes. Oh well. I’ve been using it this week, and it’s fine I guess…but only two of the shades are peach? The shades in this palette are super confusing to me – why so much purple? The peachy scent is nice, at least.

Also in this quarter’s Glam Bag X: F.A.R.A.H. The Skin Retreat Set (looks like magic wands for my face – I haven’t played with them yet); Herbivore Botanicals Pink Cloud Soft Moisture Cream (this one has a slightly dank odor – like mushrooms or something?); Kate Somerville DeliKate Soothing Cleanser (it’s VERY creamy); and Milk Makeup Rise Lifting & Lengthening Mascara (my daughter tried to steal it, but I wouldn’t let her have it).

A great bag this quarter and I’ll use at least 75% of it!

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Thanksgiving Skittles

Today, I am thankful for several hundred bottles of Julep nail polish, which allowed me to pick the perfect shades for a Thanksgiving Skittles Mani. (A Skittles Mani is simply a different shade on each nail, so that it appears that you are holding a handful of Skittles.)

I started with Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and then two coats of each, starting with my thumb: Julep “Maryam”, Julep “Mercedes”; Julep “Zoe”, Julep “Tatiana”, and Julep “Dahlia”. I finished with Glisten & Glow Top Coat…don’t you love it? (BTW, Glisten & Glow is having a 35% off Black Friday Sale – I’ve already placed an order.)

I initially was going for Fall Cremes, but I came across “Dahlia” and “Tatiana” and HAD to use them. I did set aside some other possible Skittles combos, so keep an eye out!


Sour Melon Crush

“Sour Melon Crush” would make a disgusting candy…but it makes a delicious nail polish.

Yup, this is Sinful Colors “Sour Melon Crush”, from last year’s Confection Crush Collection. It’s another one of those gumdrop textured polishes.

I did two coats of “Sour Melon Crush” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat. No top coat.


Cloud 9

I could’ve SWORN that I’ve worn Sinful Colors “Cloud 9” before…but a thorough searching on the site tells me that I have not posted about it since purchasing for Lily in 2016. The bottle is only 2/3 full, so SOMEONE has been wearing it…

This is two coats of “Cloud 9” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Top Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

Such a great Autumn/Turkey Day color!


Mantis Nails

This is the last set of Halloween Nails…I promise!

I did these nails to match my Halloween costume – I was a scary Praying Mantis!

I started with Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and two coats of Sinful Colors “Bite”. There’s a slight texture, which is why I picked it. I topped it with Zoya Leopard Spot Topper, and then Glisten & Glow Top Coat to make it shiny.

I really liked these nails.


DNKN Nails

I didn’t pack any nail stuff when I went to New York…I thought my Color Street would last…but after about nine days, I couldn’t take it anymore. I had to dig into my sister’s nail stash for a nail fix.

This is two coats of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri “Peppy Le Fuchsia” with L.A. Colors “Fancy Pants” on my accent nail. No base coat, because she didn’t have one handy…but she did have a top coat! For the top coat, I used Nail-Aid Quick Dry Glass Shine Top Coat. I’ve never heard of Nail-Aid, but it was a decent top coat…although not quite as quick to dry as my Glisten & Glow…

I was excited to find that my nails matched my Dunkin Donuts cup…I am OBSESSED with the Peanut Butter Cup Macchiato.


Do Your Fang

I did all these cool Halloween Nails…but I was too busy in New York to post much…so you will be getting spooky nails WELL into November – deal with it.

I splurged on Color Street Nail Decals this Halloween – they had lots of pretty designs this year!

This is Color Street “Do Your Fang”, which is a combination of black to red sparkle ombre and bats!

And yes, I did buy some of those “Adult Happy Meals” from McDonald’s…it was not my proudest post-Colonoscopy meal, but it’s where my husband took me.


Spooky Skylla

Did you miss me?

More importantly, did you miss MY NAILS?

My dad died last week, so I’ve been a bit out of pocket…I’ve been in Upstate New York for the last week or so, dealing with cremation arrangements, hanging with my sister’s family, doing HORRIFIC Marketing homework…but I’m finally back in my “Beauty Hoard” headspace.

Julep Boho Glam “Skylla” has just been chilling in my untried basket since…oh, 2016? “Skylla” is a black coffee ghost shimmer. It does quite resemble wet coffee grounds?

This is two coats of “Skylla” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat. I added some fun spooky decals from Julep and topped with Glisten & Glow Glitter Grabber and Glisten & Glow Top Coat. Glitter Grabber really kept the decals from lifting and peeling – it’s a must when using decals!


Sweet Tooth

It’s spooky season! And spooky season means spooky nails!

Candy corn isn’t exactly spooky…but it is definitely October-y.

This is Color Street “Sweet Tooth”. This is one of the best Color Street applications I’ve done, if I do say so myself…and I do.

Not to brag, but I had no less than FIVE nurses compliment my nails when I went in for a colonoscopy on Wednesday. One of them was a dude…just saying. (If you are in the “45 and over” boat like me, go get your pooper checked! Please and thank you!)

I also want to point out the glittery avocado charm I am holding – I am OBSESSED with it. Many thanks to my LaLa and my Lisa for picking it out for me! I may have to pull out “Let’s Guac and Roll” again…


Plain Blackcherry

Remember “Blackcherry”? Not to be confused with Buckcherry, one of the shittiest band to ever exist. I fucking HATE the song “Crazy Bitch” – it’s so misogynistic and cringey.

Sinful Colors “Blackcherry” has been sitting on my coffee table patiently for nearly a WHOLE YEAR, waiting for me to wear it again. So patient – thank you, “Blackcherry”.

This is two coats of “Blackcherry” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat. Isn’t it gorgeous with a shiny top coat? I could get lost in that shimmer…