Mani Swap with Beauty’s Beauty Bombs!

China Glaze Can I Get An Untz Untz Nail Art 2Mani swap!

For my mani swap with Betty’s Beauty Bombs I decided to not only swap her mani, but also her post. We’re teaming up for an epic Cupcake Polish Unicorn Collection Giveaway so be sure to check out her blog and her mani swap post.

If I were to have let the planning up to my husband, I would have ended up with a Catalina Wine Mixer mock-up. Full tilt.

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Instead, I planned a paddleboat trip on the Mississippi and it was hot and muggy and miserable.

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(That’s me doing my best to be in control of Wyatt.)

There’s buckets of water and ice and cold towels just off camera. It was something like the hottest day of the entire year that day. We were excited about our venue which was a paddleboat on the Mississippi, and we made a big deal to scoot everyone onto the boat because “the boat has A/C!” (also, Wyatt is going for “old timey” no smile look)

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The boat was roasting and the air conditioning was limited to what amounted to a couple of rinky-dink ancient looking window units attached to the ceiling. Way worse than outside. Our bad. The galley was the holding area for the aisle, so I was knocking back a drink or two with my dad and walked down the aisle barefoot. Wyatt waited patiently for me. Not worried or nervous at all.

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And during our vows, my husband was dripping sweat down his chin. (those are the air conditioning units. Ugly and in all of the pictures of our vows, oh well, can’t think everything through)

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Once we got underway the breeze and the evening cool down was all quite pleasant. Except we opened all the windows to help with the suffocation indoors and we let in a gajiligigohglglkjgllion bugs. I guess we weren’t supposed to open the windows because that’s what happens when there is one single beacon of light in a large area of river and wooded banks.

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Anyway, Betty’s Beauty Bombs did a lovely blue gradient and since it’s nearly St. Patrick’s Day I thought I’d do it up in several shades of green.

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This is some random white polish, China Glaze S’More Fun, China Glaze Treble Maker, and the glitter topper is China Glaze Can I Get an Untz Untz. My only complaint is that Untz Untz left a sizable amount of bubble behind, but that is due to me smashing the glitters around on my silicone mat to get rid of the random purple glitters that are in there.

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And since this is also ever so St. Patrick’s Day-ey I have a great link-up below where you can see more festive manis.


Sally Hansen Pearl Crush and Insta-Ombre Review

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I have a love-hate relationship with Sally Hansen’s trendy releases. By trendy I am referring to the Velvet Texture and Luxe Lace and now the Insta-Ombre and Pearl Crush collections.  I know that some collections have become cult classics like the Foil Nail collection, but more often than not I am excited to bring home the polish and then am disappointed once I try it. Once again, I was really excited about Pearl Crush and even more excited about the Insta-Ombre with it’s promise of easy glitter gradients.  We’ll see how they actually worked out for me.  View Full Post