Inspired By....Sally Hansen for Stella McCartney Summer 2015 Fashion Show

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YAY for Friday!!!

Hi everyone!  I hope that your week went well.  I am glad that my week is over as hockey season starts tomorrow and I can't wait to go to the first game (local college team)! Anyone else a hockey fan?

Todays post is something a bit different for me.  I actually attempted to recreate a look.  Thankfully this is the easiest look to recreate known to man LOL.

Madeline Poole is a manicurist and Global Color Ambassador for Sally Hansen  (read more about her here:   For the Summer 2015 show for Stella McCartney she created a look featuring a matte nude manicure.

In order to achieve this look she used Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Almost Almond and topped it with Big Matte Topcoat also from Sally Hansen.


In order to recreate this nude look I started out with three thin coats of Almost Almond. Almost Almond is a light light shimmery tan polish.  Once that was dry I used one coat of Big Matte Topcoat and the manicure was done.  The directions on the topcoat do say to wait until you color is dry and also to use one coat.  

This look is actually very pretty and I like it a lot.  I was afraid the color was going to just look like my skin and leave me with strange looking fingers.  To me there is enough contrast to where is turns out to be a nice dainty look.  

What do you think, would you rock the matte nude manicure??

****Products sent for review, all opinions are 100% my own****

Super Late Ipsy September 2014

HI there!!

I am here with an extra late Ipsy bag review.  I already have my October bag!!
But I just wanted to share it, I love seeing what other people get.

Septembers bag was really cute! More of a square gunmetal colored bag with studs on it.  I also received a total of five products!  

First I received a generous sized sample of Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! hair mask.  I love that I can get multiple uses out of it.  I try to use a mask on my hair a couple times a week so this will get used soon!

This is a deluxe sized sample of Leeanni Eco 3 in 1 Revolution Light.  It's a toner, a serum, and moisturizer one. Which is nice if you want to cut down the steps in your facial routine.  I haven't tried this one yet.

You can see that it's a pretty thin formula.

I also got a dual ended brush from Crown Brush.  It's a shadow brush and a crease brush.  Maybe I have unusually small eyes because I felt this brush was a bit too big for me.

I also received a full size lipstick from Hikari.  The shade I received was called Cabernet, which was the perfect name because it was a nice deep wine color.

I quite like it!

It looks redder in this picture here. But it's wine colored.   I have been trying to step out of my comfort zone with lip colors lately and this is helping.

My last item was a Pacifica eyeliner in the shade Fringe.  A nice plain brown.  I have enough eyeliner to last me for a long long time thanks to these subscription services.

That wraps up my Ipsy bag for September.  What was your favorite item?
Or if you get Ipsy bags, what did you get??