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What Are Your Sanity Savers? – Beauty Article

May 19th, 2020 by Karen Leave a Comment Painting paws keeps me sane. I’m wearing Essie Spool Me Over (left) and At the Barre (right). List the things that are preventing you from standing in your front yard and screaming up into the sky for hours on end while sheltering-in-place! My sanity savers, in no particular order: Painting my nails (I’m all about #MismatchedMani life right now) Honestly… Carbs. I was eating “lower carb-ish” before the pandemic hit but now…

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More #MismatchedManis: Essie Gels Coutures and Sally Hansen Miracle Gels in Blues and Brights – Beauty Article

May 18th, 2020 by Karen Leave a Comment Sally Hansen Miracle Gels in Fish-Teal Braid and Mintage Mismatched manis should come with a warning: once you start, ya can’t stop. At least that’s been the case on my end of the keyboard! I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to go back to wearing a single color on both hands ever again. 🙂 Sally Hasen Miracle Gel in Apollo You Anywhere and Lemon Heaven Essie Gel Couture in Beau-tie…

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Saturday Surfing, February 8th, 2020 – Beauty Article

Essie Expressie Nail Polish in Second Hand, First Love Welcome to the weekend, my friend! Time to rest and recharge your batteries (hopefully!). For me, that means painting my paws, because when my paws are painted, the stars are in alignment. Mercury avoids retrograde. Pluto becomes a planet again… I feel so naked these days because we can’t wear nail polish to work at the bakery for food handling reasons. So the first thing I like to do on my…

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3 Tips to Keep Your Manicure Chip-Free and Fabulous – Beauty Article

Just say no to chips. Back in 2008, The New York Times tried to make chipped nails a thing. Yeah…I’m not about that life. I’m all for purposefully messy hair (fun buns 4 life!), but a messy mani gets a HARD PASS. I’ll take my manicures neat and tidy, thank you very much, with a side of “no chips on tips, please.” There are a couple things that make it easier to live a chip-free nail life, like 1) finding…

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Unsung Makeup Heroes: Essie Angora Cardi – Beauty Article

Is it sweater weather yet? What’s an unsung hero in beauty-speak? For me, it’s an oftentimes underrated makeup (or polish!) morsel, a permanent collection product that scoots under the radar of many makeup lovers but regularly rocks my world. My long-running Unsung Heroes series features some of my favorites. (Not so) Deep thoughts: do you suppose Cardi B ever wears Essie Angora Cardi? HMMM… I wonder! If anybody could actually point me in the direction of a chunky, cozy cardigan…

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Unsung Makeup Heroes: Essie Gel Couture Top Coat – Beauty Article

When you love something so much that you have THREE BOTTLES OF IT… What’s an unsung makeup hero? For me, it’s an oftentimes underrated makeup morsel, a permanent collection product that scoots under the radar screen of many makeup lovers but regularly rocks my world. The long-running Unsung Heroes series features some of my favorites. Nobody puts baby in the corner, and nobody puts bullsh*t top coats on my nails. I’ve had the time of my life! Like the ladies…

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Unsung Makeup Heroes: Essie Clothing Optional – Beauty Article

I may or may not be wearing pants. What’s an unsung hero in beauty-speak? For me, it’s an oftentimes underrated makeup (or polish!) morsel, a permanent collection product that scoots under the radar of many makeup lovers but regularly rocks my world. My long-running Unsung Heroes series features some of my favorites. It’s that time of year again! (At least here in the Bay Area.). Around the end of August and into early September, the weather here is cray. One…

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The Need for Speed – Makeup and Beauty Blog – Beauty Article

MWHAHAHAHAHA Never have I seen a truer statement than the one emblazoned on this tin I saw at CVS the other day. Twenty-five black hair ties just waiting to get lost. Don’t worry; they’ll disappear before you know it. Props to the person who thought of this, because you and I both know that it’s only a matter of time before those ties disappear into that household wormhole that swallows all of the black hair ties in the world and…

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