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My Nail & Hand Care Favorites!

My good blogging buddy Kirby and I were recently talking about our doing posts on our favorite handcare products, so today I wanted to share some of my nail and hand care favorites, (and routine) with all of you today. These are all products I regularly use, (obviously not all at once!), and have purchased myself. 

This will be a picture heavy post, click below to read more.

Sparitual: Wander- Fall 2014 Preview

✯ PR Sample ✯

So... who is ready for fall? I know I am! (If I could hibernate during the summer I would, I'm so over summer humidity and heat!) :-p Today I have a sneak peek of colors from SpaRituals upcoming fall collection, Wander. These will be available for pre-order starting: August 1st.

All of these polishes have a satin matte finish, so you don't have to use a topcoat with them. But personally, I think the shimmer comes out better when you use a topcoat. (I used Seche Vite). It's your preference really. These polishes are quite pigmented, and go on smoothly. I only needed two coats for each color below.

Oasis: Really gorgeous deep dark navy blue. With topcoat the shimmer in this really comes out. I stamped with Messy Mansion stamp MM44 and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Silver Sweep.

Without Topcoat:

Starry Bright: Such a funny name for a rich brown with gold shimmer. It literally reminds me of coffee, or leaves in the fall. I used Messy Mansion stamp MM19, and Maybelline Bold Gold.

Without Topcoat:

Tapestry: Stunning warm red with shimmer that really pops once you add a topcoat. I also used Messy Mansion stamp plate MM44, and Maybelline Bold Gold. 

Without Topcoat:

More after the jump below...

Have a Happy 4th!

Have a Happy and safe 4th of July tomorrow! My husband and I will be heading up to my parents new place tomorrow (2 hours away), to celebrate.

This years 4th of July design, I created with OPI Solitare, Zoya Chyna & Liberty, and Painted Polish Drunk on Holo. I stamped with Konad white and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Brisk Blue. I used Winstonia Store stamp plates W107 & W110.

And... since this was stamped over texture, I decided to fairy dust & topcoat my design. Stamping over texture looks pretty, but it usually only lasts a day at the most.

Mwahahaha. If you haven't read The Mercurial Magpie's blog post on China Glaze Fairy Dust, you need to. I made the above graphic for her, in honor of how popular her catch phrase has become! ;-)

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Instagram Nails!

I have not scheduled any other posts this week... I know... I'm a bad blogger. I ended up spraining my middle finger the weekend before, and it's still bothering me. I have plenty of pictures taken, I just haven't gotten around to editing them.

Look... I'm a Cyborg...

There's also been a lot going on personally besides my finger... I had a co-worker pass away on the 28th (I worked with her for 6 years), my Mom is healing from kidney stone surgery, my cousin had a carbon monoxide scare at her job, my grandmother is in the hospital in ICU and is not doing well. And some other little personal issues, so I'm just feeling a bit burnt out. Could use your well wishes & prayers.

I do have super awesome pictures of all these mani's from my real camera, when I get around to editing them... but I thought I'd share them in their natural light Instagram shots for now. You can follow me on Instagram at @tunaynamahal82

I am wearing this mani this week! It's 2 coats of Royals by Bsquared Lacquer. Which is a blurple jelly with holo glitter, and I stamped with Emily De Molly plate EDM03. This plate is too awesome! I love it! I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Silver Sweep to stamp the design.

Another week I wore KB Shimmer The Grape Beyond, stamped with Sally Hansen Lively Lilac with EDM plate EDM05

And some pretty spring nails with Above The Curve: Peeps, Love, & Happiness. Stamped with EDM05, Konad white.

P.S. Here's the real camera version of the first photo! 

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Painted Polish: Custom Glitter Topper

Today I have a custom glitter topper from Painted Polish to share with you. Every month Painted Polish holds a contest on Instagram for a custom glitter topper. To enter you post a photo of your latest Painted Polish order. I was lucky enough to win the last contest. :-)

I mentioned to Lexi my favorite colors and that I like holo glitters, and said surprise me. I love how it turned out! There's purple, silver, aqua, blue, black glitter & holographic circles in my custom glitter topper. I decided to a glitter gradient with them over Sally Hansen Triple Shine: Vanity Flair & OPI Can't Find My Czechbook.

I also really love her new logo and bottles. The new bottle is larger and the brush is bigger and wider. It really picked up the glitter, and I didn't have to fish too much for the circle glitters.

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Sally Hansen Insta-Dri: Red-io Active

I've been looking for a good red stamping polish for awhile. Most of the red polishes I own, stamp pink instead of red. I belong to a stamping group on Facebook and was told Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Red-io Active is a good red polish to stamp with. I found it at CVS last Wednesday.

I wanted to test Red-io Active over a dark color, so I used it over Zoya Matte Velvet: Savita. I stamped with Winstonia Store 2nd Gen plate W203. No topcoat. 

What red polishes do you stamp with?

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Winner Announced: Sally Hansen Salon Effects

Congratulations to.... Ashlee Stone!

You won all 4 Sally Hansen Salon Effect Designs!

You have 48 hours to respond to the email I sent to claim your prize!

Thank you to everyone who participated!

I have two more giveaway's coming soon so keep an eye out for them!

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Zoya: Savita Matte Velvet

I'm so excited I was able to get a hold of Zoya Savita. It's one of the discontinued Matte Velvet's. I pretty much needed it after seeing a post on Painted Nubb's. Luckily after a few weeks I found it on eBay for $11 + free shipping. (Some of the sellers want to charge $20+). Savita is a royal purple matte polish. It's gorgeous! It came packaged in a cute little black velvet Zoya box.

I also stamped with Sally Hansen in Silver Sweep with Messy Mansion MM20. 

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Valentine's Day Nails: Design 4

✯ PR Samples Mentioned ✯

Happy Friday! Today's Valentine's Day design features Sally Hansen Triple Shine in Red Snapper (press sample) and China Glaze Fairy Dust. I stamped with Konad Special White polish and used Winstonia Store 1st Gen W105 and 2nd Gen W207 plates.

♥ Valentine's Day Nails 

• Design 1
• Design 2
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Valentine's Day Nails: Design 3

It's another Friday and I've got another Valentine's Day manicure to share. I used Zoya Miranda this time and blinged out my ring finger with rhinestone's from Sally Hansen's nail art line. It's something a little different than I would normally do. If I had glitter I would have too since the rhinestones are a little larger. I stamped with Winstonia Store 2nd Gen plate W207 with Konad Special White polish.

♥ Valentine's Day Nails 

• Design 1
• Design 2
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Valentine's Nails: Design 2

Every Friday until Valentine's Day I will be featuring a different Valentine's Day design! Today I used Sally Hansen Triple Shine in Vanity Flare and stamped with Essence Hello Marshmallow & Konad Special White Polish. I used Winstonia Store 1st Gen W102.

♥ Valentine's Day Nails 
• Design 1
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Sally Hansen Salon Effects Giveaway!

✯ PR Samples Mentioned ✯

I have a giveaway to share with you all today! And... it's open Internationally!

Last month Sally Hansen sent me some of their polishes to review. Included was the Salon Effect strips. I was sent three different designs to review. They generously sent duplicates of the designs and today I'm sharing them with one lucky winner! I'm also throwing in a limited edition Halloween design that I purchased myself awhile ago.

(To share this giveaway image on Instagram, right click & save). 

The Prizes Are:

Sally Hansen Salon Effects are real nail polish strips that you apply. They last up to 10 days. (If you use a clear topcoat you can get almost 2 weeks wear out of them).

The only mandatory entry is your email address. There are lot's of ways to gain more entries. The contest is open internationally, though you must be 18 or have a parent's permission to enter. I am not responsible for lost or damaged prize packages.

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This contest will run until February 14th, 2014, 12:00am EST.

P.S. If you're having trouble entering by Rafflecoptor Form, click here to email me your answers and I will input them into the form myself.

Please make sure you're sharing the image below on Instagram for the extra entry! ;-)
(To share this giveaway image on Instagram, right click & save). 

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Sally Hansen: Complete Salon Manicure

✯ PR Sample ✯

Today I have some Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure colors that were sent to me for review by Influenster. I was sent three different colors: Red My Lips, Pat on the Black and Jaded. I own a lot of different Sally Hansen nail polishes but this is the first time I've tried the Complete Salon Manicure line.

Red My Lips is a gorgeous bright red color. Formula was just right. Not too thin and not too thick. For real life you could get away with just two coats. Under the bright lights in my lightbox I needed 3 coats. You don't really need a topcoat because it's glossy on it's on, but because I stamped I used HK Girl Fast Dry topcoat and stamped with Winstonia Store 2nd Gen plate W207.

Pat on the Black is a deep dark purple color. I don't own any purples this color. Another great formula. You could definitely do two coats and be opaque, but for pictures I did 3 coats, plus HK Girl Fast Dry topcoat. I stamped with Winstonia Store 2nd Gen plate W203.

Jaded is pretty aqua green color that reminds me of China Glaze For Audrey. I did not like the formula on this one. It was way too thin. I needed 4 thin coats to get it opaque. I tried doing thicker coats but it would just bubble on me. You have to be careful because as I was applying coats, the coat underneath would drag and streak. HK Girl Fast Dry topcoat and Winstonia Store 2nd Gen plate W201.

In each Complete Salon Manicure bottle you get:

• Base Coat
• Strengthener
• Growth Treatment
• Color
• Top Coat
• Chip-Resistant
• Gel Shine

Have you tried any of the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure polishes? What did you think of them? 

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