Today I’m guest posting over at Lucy’s Stash (OMG cue fan girl moment). Lucie’s art blows my mind, and I’m so honored to make an appearance on her blog while she’s on vacation. Head on over to check out this abstract doodle nail art look!
I live in a landlocked state. I do get to enjoy the beauty of the mountains, certainly – and yes, there are lakes, and whatnot. But it’s really not the same as being near the ocean. One of the things I miss about living on the coast is, well, the coast! Growing up, we spent lazy summer days on the beach, sleeping on the sand, building and digging, and diving into the cold ocean. Sometimes, when I need to be magically transported to the beach, I do what I can – shorts, sunglasses, and bright summer nail art! Today’s nail art takes us to the beach with KBShimmer’s anniversary trio.
While I was in Vegas, I had the huge fortune to meet the Jesse of Jesse’s Girl (and his girl, too!). More than that, I was treated to the Cirque Du Soleil Michael Jackson show, along with several other nail bloggers. It was an incredible experience, and I so enjoyed the show. There was some serious pop-locking and moon walking, along with the regular Cirque shenanigans. You know what I mean – trampolines and flying moon singers and costumes and more! As much as Michael Jackson was known for rhinestones and glitter, I also think of velvet and satin fabrics when I think MJ. I did some simple MJ inspired (think Thriller!) nail art using the Jesse’s Girl Satin Finish polishes, with swatches and review below.
There are so many fantastic indie polishes that it’s almost hard to keep track! Luckily for me, Cosmoprof was a polish vortex – with mainstream brands displaying their products on the official Cosmoprof floor, and indie makers coming together to showcase products at a private party. Sparkle and Wine was hosted by KBShimmer and Girly Bits, and was a fantastic chance to mingle with other bloggers and indie makers! I received an amazing goody bag filled with samples, which I will be sharing with you over the next few weeks. The Sparkle and Wine image was created by Christy Rose, of KBShimmer.
Today’s post is a little different – it’s about the business side to beauty! The event of Cosmoprof isn’t just a giant show floor; it is that, and so much more! It’s also hosted by PBA, the Professional Beauty Association. That means that in addition to all of the products showcased at Cosmoprof, there are also tons of learning opportunities: classes and seminars, Beacon (which is for promising students), and the Business Forum. When I learned that Mark Cuban would be delivering the keynote address at the business forum, I knew I had to attend! I love watching Shark Tank, and I was really curious to learn what this business master and billionaire would say to a group of several hundred beauty professionals.
I just got back from Cosmoprof Las Vegas, and I had a really fabulous first time visiting! I have oodles to share with you – probably too much! So, I’m splitting everything up into several posts, for easy digestion. Today’s post will be a bit of a round up, and I’ll tell you about what the overall experience was like and about some of the major polish trends I observed. I also have some separate posts planned with polish news, coverage of the events I attended, as well as some information on how to survive Cosmoprof (if you decide to attend next year!). Plus, I received some exciting goodies, which will probably take me several months to finish blogging about!
I’ve heard such great things about Mint Polish, so of course I leapt at the opportunity to try them! Luckily for me (and you!) Gloss48 is now stocking these beauties. I really adore the packaging, and the shades I received are just drool-worthy and bright and perfect for summer! Plus – have you ever shopped at Gloss48? It’s a great way to discover new beauty brands! Read on for Mint Polish swatches and review.
Today I have a guest post for Nail Polish Society’s blogiversary celebration! I was inspired by one of her super awesome tutorials. Ch-ch-check it out!
It’s the last day of Digital Dozen week – and we have traveled quite the distance for countries and cultures! Earlier this year, I vacationed in Mexico, and we visited Tulum. It was absolutely gorgeous, though really hot! Today’s look is inspired by the Mayan ruins I saw; actually, the Mayan calendar.
All aboard! Our next destination on this whirlwind adventure is Jerusalem. We’ve already been to Thailand, Prague, and the Grand Canyon – we’re going far and wide, this week. I shouldn’t need to say this, but I will – this post is not political. There’s a lot going on in Israel these days, but this post is not about that. It’s about a beautiful place that I love to visit.