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Young Nails Sculpted Gel Nails

I did these nails for my sister the day before Thanksgiving. She came to town with her cute kids and crashed at our house. I did her little girls nails for her birthday and then decided I’d better practice sculpting a full set since I’m going back to the salon. 

I don’t do a lot of hard gel at home, mostly gel polish on natural nails. But I know I’ll get a lot of hard gel clients when I go back to work. Hard gel is so much more durable than ...

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Orly GelFX Review–Rage

I am in love with Orly GelFX! I’ve only tried two colors but both have cured better than most other brands and they seem to hold up better as well.

This is Orly Rage, a gorgeous Rose Gold Metallic Shimmer. It covered opaquely in two coats but I like to do three for good measure. I did a nude color on my ring finger with an IKAT type triangle nailart design in Rage.

I haven’t tried their base and top coat yet but that will be next on my list. I love …

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50 Shades of Grey Nails and Nailart

Yes, I’ve read the books. I’m not ashamed. I liked them too! By the third one I was skipping past all the naughty parts because I reached a point where I was more interested in the story, which didn’t reel me in like a really well written book does but I thought it was entertaining! And I think it would be fun to do a themed mani so I put together a few ideas for you…

I love this collection from OPI–a few grey’s, a sparkly grey, and of course a …

so much thanks!

Thank you!

I love New Years! I usually don’t set resolutions but this year I did…and one of them is to put some work into my blog! Because I have been slightly absent lately in case you didn’t notice! Honestly, I’m thrilled I remembered my login information!

On top of updating my blog, my other resolutions are to drink more water, sign my 8 year old up for music lessons, and train for a half marathon. What about you? Do you believe in resolutions? If so, what do you want to accomplish this …

Orly GelFX Liquid Vinyl with edgy fall nail art

Orly GelFX Liquid Vinyl with Edgy Fall Nailart

I popped into Sally Beauty the other day while my son and niece were running around the Halloween store next door and was DELIGHTED to find they are now selling Orly GelFX! I’ve been wanting to try this product forever but just hadn’t gotten around to ordering any AND the price is amazing–$8.00ish with a PROCard!

Just a little info, Sally seems to carry the largest selection of gel polish out of all the beauty suppliers in town and has the largest nail art section too. I saw China Glaze Gelaze, …


Fall Polish Collections–OPI, China Glaze, Essie

I don’t want summer to end, but I always eagerly anticipate Fall’s arrival. It’s such a magical time of year, especially in St. George.

I am loving the Fall Polish Collections I’ve seen so far and thought I would share my favorites…OPI, China Glaze, and Essie. I love fall fashions and I cannot wait to match my favorite nail color to my favorite scarf and boots!

OPI Nordic Collection

New OPI Polish Nordic Fall Collection 2014 (12)

China Glaze Autumn Nights

China Glaze AUTUMN NIGHTS 12 Pieces Collection

Essie Dress To Kilt

Essie Fall 2014 …

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Baby Love!

My beautiful baby Oliver is now six weeks old so I suppose my maternity leave is over…time to get back to blogging!

Here is my sweet boy at six weeks…smiling and laughing all day long! :)

I’ve actually sat down to write an update several times in the last six weeks and each time I do a tiny human being needs me NOW. As a matter of fact, he is calling my name this very instant…

Six Hours Later…

I’m back and hopefully can finish this post!

Everything is going great with our …

lucky labor nails

Lucky Labor Nails at 40 Weeks!

I can’t wait to meet this little boy!

But I’m afraid it probably won’t be in the very near future…

Here I am in all my pregnancy glory :)

Tomorrow is my due date and I’m still very much pregnant. That’s ok I guess my little baby just isn’t quite ready to meet us yet. However, this weekend would be a great weekend for him to decide to come! I am doing everything I can to induce labor on my own…well, everything except castor oil. I did that with my first …

5 pro tips for easy nail art

5 Pro Tips For Easy Nail Art

I went in to Paul Mitchell the School for a pedicure Thursday night…a MUCH needed pedicure…and got to visit with my friend Ashley. It was soooo much fun! I could talk to her for hours! Ashley’s attending the full Cosmetology Program so when she is graduated she will be licensed in hair, nails, and skin. It’s a long road, especially for a mom with three kids, but I’m really excited for her and know she will be amazing!

Ashley loves doing nails and she’s really good at it. The problem …


Gelish Colors of Paradise Collection Available Here!

These colors are amazing! The blue and purple are probably the funnest shades I’ve seen yet from the color scheme! The other colors are super bright and neon and perfect for summer! Gelish recommends putting an Artic Freeze base coat under the colors to enhance the brightness and coverage which I believe is a great idea…I do this frequently and it’s worth the extra time and energy.

Gelish Colors of Paradise Collection

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Here is an article with wonderful pictures on all …

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My Mothers Day Nails

Mother’s Day is right up there at the top of my favorite holidays. Not because it’s a day where I get spoiled, but it’s a day that reminds me of the best thing that’s ever happened to me. I’ll never, ever forget the first time I laid eyes on my son…I know it’s super cliched…but it was the best day of my life. Becoming a mother. I never knew I would love it so much.

Now we have another little boy about to join our family and I can’t be more …

cinco de mayo manicure

Cinco de Mayo Nails!

I have to be completely honest…I Googled Cinco de Mayo because I wasn’t quite sure if it was definitely Mexico’s Independence Day or not. Here is the definition Wikipedia so kindly generated…

“Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated in the United States[1] and in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El DΓ­a de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla).
It originated with Mexican-American communities in the American West …

Neon summer

Neon Summer!

I seriously never thought the “Neon 90’s” would ever come back in style…but I was oh so wrong! They are back and better than ever! I LOVE all the neon color schemes going on these days. It’s perfectly acceptable to sport bright neons in your outfits, nails, makeup…I’ve even seen some really cute home decor neon themes!

Here’s to a bright, fun, neon summer! Enjoy!

Little Bits of NEON by OPI

Essie 2014 Neon Set

China Glaze Gelaze Neon Gel Polish

China Glaze Gelaze offers so many amazing neon colors to choose from!

Gelish All About …

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Why I Love My Totally Imperfect Mom Hands

I’ve been slightly un-inspired in the nail department lately. I look at my hands and nails and think, “I should do some fun nail art or swatch some polishes I haven’t swatched yet…” and then I proceed to find a closet that needs to be organized. Or I take a nap instead. Today as I was scrubbing the dirty walls in my sons bedroom I looked at my nails and realized, I don’t always have to write about perfect, cute stuff. It’s ok to embrace imperfections. I totally, honestly believe …

5 great mom swim suits perfect for breastfeeding and playing with kids

My 5 Favorite Mom Swimsuits (and of course polishes to match!)

I love internet swimsuit shopping! I could browse Victoria’s Secret and Orchid Boutique Bikini for hours…which is so weird because wearing a swimsuit is not one of my favorite things to do. This summer is going to be especially interesting with a post baby body but I am going to try to have as much fun in my suit as possible and it’s always helpful if I’m wearing an utterly adorable suit. Click on pics for information on how to buy any of these suits or polishes!

1. Becca by …

peacock nails

I am in love with this look!

Well it turns out the peacock water transfer nail tattoos are really popular! I’ve been doing them a lot lately and so far mainly with a coral/pink color. Which I love!

I should clarify what I mean by “doing them a lot” because that could be misleading. I think I might have six regular “clients” that I do steadily. I wish I could work more but right now my life doesn’t really allow for that. I need to do a contest for more nail giveaways so that I can meet more …

red hot rio gel polish review

OPI GelColor Red Hot Rio Review

Hi everyone!

I’ve been MIA the last few days and I apologize. My server was down for a few days and then it has just been CRAZY with a capital C! I always love this time of year when school is starting to wind down though and summer is on the way. The weather is starting to turn amazing and there are flowers blooming everywhere and the sun is higher in the sky…

Also, I am at 36 weeks now with my pregnancy which is insane! I had a OB appointment today …

Easter nail art with gel polish

“The Grace” Easter Mani!

My New Nail Girl!

Yesterday was a super fun day for me! Not only did I get to do one of my favorite people’s nails, I also got to do her adorable daughter’s nails too! And not to brag or boast, but I am officially her new nail girl…don’t be too jealous. :)))))

I’ve written about April before who is seriously one of the coolest people ever and I’ve told her to bring Grace, her 10 year old (almost 11!) daughter with her but it’s just never worked out in the past. …


My Obsession With Mirabella Skin Tint Creme

I’m Obsessed!

I’ve written about this product before but I love it so much I figured I would tell you again…this time with before and after pics just so you can witness the miracle firsthand.

Here I am in all my un-made up glory…no makeup whatsoever except my lash extensions…

As you can see my skin has a ton of red in it. I think it is possibly slightly sun damaged. I always exfoliate my skin really well with either brown sugar or baking soda and then apply a tiny …

soccer nails, soccer mom

Soccer Nails

I don’t know if I ever mentioned but we signed my son up for city league soccer this year. He LOVES kicking the balls at recess and will go out after school for hours in the backyard kicking against the house so we thought maybe soccer would be a good fit for him. And it has been such a great experience for him! Not always happy but I think it’s taught him a lot about himself and working on a team. He takes it pretty hard when his team loses, …

Easter Basket Ideas for girls

Easter Basket Ideas

Can you believe Easter is only 12 days away! I remember going through my son’s calender back at the first of the year and marking off all his vacation days and thinking, “Easter Break is so far away!” I had just found out I was pregnant. Once we reached Easter I knew the baby was just right around the corner. This year has flown by!

How do you celebrate Easter? Do you have some fun plans in the making? We are going to go to my little sister’s house in Pioche …

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