The Versatile Blogger Award!

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Hey guys! So I know I’ve been M.I.A for a while. After IMATS, I pretty much went into finals mode. I finally finished them but now I’m going on a trip to New York! So stay tuned for my NYC posts! But today! I was tagged for the Versatile Blogger Award by Stash Matters . First of all, thank you so much for tagging me! She’s going on a no buy rule for 2015 which is unheard of for a shopaholic like me. Nonetheless, she has an IMPRESSIVE make up stash. She posts reviews and blogs about the beauty products from her stash without adding to it. So make sure you go check her out 🙂

Rules:
-Be sure to thank the person that awarded you.
-Include a link to their blog in your posts.
-Select 15 bloggers that you have recently discovered or already follow.
-Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award!
-Then! Tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself!

The Nominees (A lot of people have gotten this award already, so if you’ve already gotten it, then it’s up to you if you want to tell me 7 things about yourself.)
Whazzup Wasabi
Miss White’s MakeUp Desk
Curly Spring Blossom
Anything Under the Sun
Always, Bree
Bflyrenee
Exceptionally Ordinary
Ymorebeauty
Style Domination
Beauty by Burdess
Queen Denise
Sarah Loves Makeup
Hello Kaily
Playing Dress Up
Living Disrobed

1. I love playing video games! I play both console and pc games especially the online ones. I play wide range of games from steam games, blizzard, moba, mmo, etc.

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2. I hate the heat! Summer is actually my least favorite season of the year.
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3. But I love the fall season! I love everything about it. The weather, the fashion, makeup trends, vampy matte lips and the anticipation of the holidays!
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4. I’m a big Charmed fanatic! I’ve re-watched all 8 seasons probably more than a dozen times already.
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5. My favorite guilty pleasure dessert are cocoa kisses.
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6. I’m a scarf hoarder! Seriously, I have a problem with scarves.
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7. I can’t ride a bike. I was traumatized when I got my foot caught on a bicycle wheel when I was a kid. I never tried to learn to ride a bike after that.

Thanks for reading! Hope you guys enjoyed! Have a beautiful day!

As always,
Nicole ❤

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Huge Nail Haul! Julie G and Color Club Nail Polish

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Hey guys! So lately, I’ve really been into nails. Especially when I discovered the Julie G nail polish brand. I just went crazy after that and bought a bunch of new nail polishes from her line. I also discovered Color Club. They offer neon pastels which pretty much threw me in a loop because I mean come on: Pastel Neons? What?! So I had to try them for myself. Anyways, enjoy the haul!

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Just a note. These are actually more pastel than they look.

From the permanent collection 1

*Rio De Janeiro is from the Cruise Collection NOT from the permanent line. I just accidentally took it with these.

from the permanent collection 2

Some of these are from the Frosted Gum Drops Collection but those are now showing up in their core collection.

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Lovely duo!

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Alright that’s pretty much it! I hope you guys enjoyed it! Which one was your favorite? Have you tried Julie G nail polishes or Color Club? What did you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

As always,
Nicole ❤

Nails of the Month May 2015

Hey guys! So I’ve had a crazy week, thus my lack of presence in the wordpress community but my schedule should be freeing up soon, so I hope to catch up with everyone soon. I am excited to see what you guys have been up to and have been posting. But for today, I decided to start a new monthly “series” for my blog. It’s called Nails of the Month. Pretty much, I show you guys what my nails looked like throughout the month and the nail polishes I’ve used. So here is the first Nails of the Month post for May 2015. Enjoy!

Chinchilly

First up is Chinchilly by Essie. I LOVE the color. It reminds me of mocha and coffee. But I don’t like the formulation itself. This is the first Essie nail polish I’ve ever tried and honestly, I’m not impressed. This chipped on me after 3 days. I did about 2 coats and I was impressed at the pigmentation. However, the lasting power was weak and to me, that’s pretty much a fail. I have naturally big nails which means that I have to use a lot of the product to even do 2 coats, so if I am paying $8 for a nail polish, I would want it to last. In this case, unfortunately it didn’t. By the end of the week, the nail polish has almost completely chipped away. The application was okay for me. It was streaky in the first coat and opaque but after the second coating, everything evened out.

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I recently got into Julie G nail polishes. I’ve been hearing about them and finally got to try them when I got one from my Ipsy bag. I was pretty much hooked on these Julie G nail polishes after trying Damsel. This one here is Sweet Tooth from her Summer Collection for 2015. I love the color! I think it’s fun, bright and a perfect summer color. It’s also a great color if you have a nice tan. I am so impressed by the quality of these. This chipped on me after 7 days! And it was only on one nail and that might be because I hit that nail on the door by accident. I took it off after a week and a half and it was still going strong but I wanted to try out other nail polishes. These were half the price of Essie polishes. They have less product but they’re super pigmented. I did 2 coats with this color but I probably could have done one thick coat for each nail and it would still look good.

color club pastel pink and lavander

These are by Color Club. This nail polish brand is also new to me. I still have them on. I will be taking them out soon. They’ve started to chip but not significantly. The first chip was after 5 days but then the next noticeable chip was 2 days after that. I still don’t know how I feel about these. They’re about the price of Essie polishes but I had difficulty applying them. The first coat was opaque which is predictable considering how light of a color these are. They weren’t streaky but I did have to do 3 coats for these. The weird part about the application was after the first coat, I had an even harder time applying them because they got a little clumpy and it got harder to evenly spread the color out. I do love the colors though! I think they did a fantastic job creating pastels that show up very vibrant.

Anyways! That’s it for what I had on my nails for May 2015. I hope you guys enjoyed this!

Thanks for reading!

Until next time!

As Always,
Nicole ❤