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My best friend gave me a coupon to try Sally Hansen’s Salon Effects nail stickers.  I absolutely LOVE them.  I (of course) got the pink zebra print ones that I showed you in my retail therapy haul.  The instructions were a little confusing, but once I figured it out, it was soooo easy.  I do have a few nails that don’t look too great because I was learning while going, but I think from now on, I’ll be able to put them on good.  You get 16 stickers that are all different sizes, a double ended cuticle stick and a mini nail file.  You take the stickers and before you take the protective clear strip off and the backing, you line the sticker up to your nail and pick the most accurate.  The you peel off the clear strip from the front and the backing.  Be careful when you do this because this will leave you with a pretty flimsy sticker.  Holding the sticker in the middle, line it up to your cuticle first.  Then you take the flat end of the cuticle stick and press the sticker on to your nail.  Make sure you fold it over the end of your nail to create a seal, then you just file away the excess.  Its super easy once you get the hang of it.  Folding it over the edge of the nail is key.  I messed up and didn’t do that with some of mine and the edges are rubbing down and chipping.  The ones I did right look great!  These are supposed to last up to 10 days (when you do them right).  My best friend suggested that they are great for nurses/doctors and people who have to wash their hands pretty often.  I’d also say that would include food service and child care.  If you have to wash your hands or apply hand sanitizer often, these would be great for you.  I have showered with them on and gone about my day like normal and they haven’t budged.  Also, if you don’t have a lot of time, having 10 days before you have to change your nail polish would be helpful.  I was a little bummed about the price.  At Wal-mart, they are around $8.60; pretty pricey.  You do get 16 stickers, but you only use 10 and then you’re left with ones that don’t fit.  I’m going to try to maybe cut them to fit my nail.  There is a good amount of waste with this product also.  Each sticker is twice the size it needs to be, so you’re throwing away the protective plastic, the paper backing and half the sticker.  I will most likely try these again, but probably not right away.  Here is a picture of my nails:

I do love the way they look minus the few spots where I didn’t get it to fit right.  Let me know if you’ve tried these and what you think!

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Alright, only 3 people left comments and entered to win, so they’re all three getting the freebies!  My two cousins, Danielle and Brianne and my best friend, Jessica, will all receive the mascara and free sample.  I’ll contact you ladies soon to get you your goodies.

This week, I have 2 more to give away!  You’ll receive the same thing.  The Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara and the Olay deluxe sample and coupon.

This time, leave a comment on this post only with your favorite makeup product.  I’ll randomly pick 2 of the comments next Friday and announce those winners then.  You must be an email subscriber to enter, so if you’re not already subscribed, do so now and leave your comment!  Please only leave one comment per person.  Good luck!

I simply do not have the time this week for Watch it Wednesday or Thrifty Thursday. Instead of that, I have a couple of hauls for you. The first I’ve been dying to share. I got the Naked and Naked 2 palettes! With that haul I got some NYX jumbo pencils, some glitter liners, Too Faced Shadow Insurance and a couple other things pictured and swatched. A few weeks ago, Hautelook had Urban Decay so I got a gel liner compact, a lash kit and the Book of Shadows. I can’t wait to try them out. The book came with primer, liquid liner, a mascara and a mini speaker with cables for iPhone and USB. That’s kind of awesome. Hope you enjoy. I will share who won Free Friday tomorrow so don’t forget to check it out! I’ll be out of town this weekend so I won’t have any posts up till next week. 🙂

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I had a pretty stressful day today. I had an interview and didn’t get the job and I had some things going on personally. To top it off, my boo is stuck at work all night after I decided to skip church and stay home and relax. What makes girls feel better when they’re down?? Shopping! I had to pick up some prescriptions at Wal-Mart so I thought I’d cheer myself up in the makeup section. I thought I’d give the 24 Hour Color Tattoo by Maybelline another try so I picked up bold gold. When I swatched it on my hand, right away I liked it better than the purple one I tried. I’m excited to try it on my eyes. A brand called Love My Eyes was on sale so I got a white glitter eye liner pencil. It is pretty creamy and has a nice glitter pay off. Wet n wild has a jumbo pencil called Idol Eyes. They look really pretty so I got the green pencil called envy. It has a gorgeous shine. I wanted to try some lip color so I picked up a Maybelline super stay stain gloss. I can’t read the color on the bottom but it is a bold red. Bon Bons had a stackable shadow set on sale so I grabbed the one in Magic which is a nuetral palette. Lastly, my BFF gave me a coupon for the Sally Hansen salon effects nail polish stickers. I haven’t tried them yet but I’m super excited to. Of course I got the pink zebra print one called animal instinct. I’m pretty excited to try all of these products! So far the swatches look great. I’ll keep you posted on when I get to try them.

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I had been toying with the idea of signing up for Birchbox for a long time so I started doing some research. From what other bloggers are saying, Birchbox has slacked off on the samples. While researching, I came across the MyGlam bag site. It was created and is endorsed by beauty bloggers such as Michelle Phan and Jessica Harlow. It is the same concept as Birchbox. For $10 a month, you get a pink shimmery envelope filled with a makeup bag of goodies. It should be no shock that my favorite color is pink, so when I came home today and saw the pink envelope on my coffee table, I was so excited! Each glam bag comes with several deluxe samples and possibly a full size product. They also give you cards that explain each thing. I didn’t sign up in time for January but they sent out a super cute makeup bag full of samples as well as a full size face mask. This month, the bag is hot pink with little black hearts and was filled with awesomeness. I got a pretty big sample of X Out Shine Control, a full size NYX Roll on Shimmer in pink (swatched below), Premier Dead Sea Cinderella mask samples, Freeman Facial Mask Sachets and a $100 gift certificate for NuMe hair tools. It also came with a bonus box of Ghirardelli chocolates. All in all, I’d say this is the best way I’ve spent $10 in a long time. I’m super happy with this purchase and highly recommend it. I will update each month when I get my bag but as of right now, I’m sold on MyGlam bag! Hope this post is helpful!

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I finally got around to trying my Milani Runway Eyes palette. This look turned out a little darker than I like but I think it looks ok. I used my regular face stuff. I was able to use every color in this palette. The neutral color on the lids, the darker black and silver in the outer v and crease, the purple color in the crease, the white in the tear ducts and under the brow and the blue along the bottom lashline. I hope you like this look! Don’t forget to check out the Free Friday post!

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I know I’m a day late but that’s still what I’m calling this post. Haha. I have a ton of these to give away. What you get: unopened Covergirl Lash Blast Volume mascara in very black and a deluxe sample of Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex plus a coupon for $3 off a full size bottle. I have several of these to give away so pay attention. You MUST be an email subscriber to this blog in order to win. For the first round, I’ll be picking 2 winners. For this round, you must leave a comment below with an idea you’d like to see on the blog. Please keep it makeup or nail related and please keep it practical and affordable. Next Friday I’ll pick my 2 favorite ideas plus put up another round of giveaways. You can only win once. You’ll get your prize via mail so the winners will get an email from me. Good luck!

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