Happy New Year all! I can’t believe it’s 2018! Where did 2017 go??

So another year has come and gone, and once more we are left to decide how we want the upcoming year to proceed. Everyone is making new resolutions, and hopefully a lot of them are kept. My main resolution this year is to take things easier on myself, and to make more time for me. My secondary resolution is to get my candle business up and running, even if I just make a handful of sales this year.

2017 wasn’t a great year for me, for a few different reasons. I was feeling really stressed most of the year, and so it not only put a strain on me mentally and physically, it also put a huge strain on my relationship with Zach. We argued a lot, I felt depressed a lot and had some huge issues with anxiety attacks. But I know that 2018 is going to be different. I’m going to make it different. I am going to kick this year’s butt. In a way, I’m getting revenge for the sad, depressed, anxious person I was most of last year. That being said, here’s this week’s quote –

That’s right. Success is the best form of revenge you can ever get. It’s showing the world and yourself that you *can* succeed. People (yourself included) may have doubted you, put you down, told you you weren’t good enough or that you could never reach your goals. But there’s nothing sweeter and better tasting than the satisfaction of knowing you’ve just proved everyone wrong about you.

So let’s go into this year with the mindset that everything will be fine. You will succeed. You will reach those goals and keep those resolutions.

Things will be better this year. I just know it.



Bloody Nails

You guys know I couldn’t let all of October slip away from me without doing some Halloween nail art right? Last year I put together 4 Cute & Easy Halloween Nail Art Looks, and included in that list was also a set of bloody nails that I free-handed.

Today, however, I am redoing those bloody nails in a darker and even easier way! Welcome to the world of nail decals. Where free-handing is rarely required and sticker lovers are happy and peel porn is a daily pleasure. I used some dripping nail decals from Whats Up Nails (I’ll link them below) to create this easy Halloween design.

Bloody Nails

Products Used

  1. LBD by Live Love Polish
  2. Boss Lady by Formula X
  3. Dripping Stencils from Whats Up Nails
  4. Orly Sec N Dry Quick Dry Top Coat

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This was really super duper easy, I laid down 2 coats of LBD (which honestly, I didn’t reallly need because GUYS THIS IS A 1 COATER BLACK POLISH AND I LOVE IT) but it’s out of habit and I feel kinda naked without doing 2 coats. ANYWAYS.

After doing 2 layers of LBD, I applied a coat of my Orly Sec N Dry top coat to protect it from the nail decals. Once the top coat is dry and the decals are applied I carefully put down a generous coat of Boss Lady (you can use any red, either a bright red or an oxblood red – I didn’t link to where you can buy Boss Lady for yourself simply because it appears as though Sephora may be discontinuing Formula X polishes???) one nail at a time & carefully peeling off the nail decal after each application of Boss Lady. This way there is never a chance for the polish to dry enough for the decals to stick and peel off your hard work. We wouldn’t want that now would we.

After your red polish of choice has dried down completely, top off with another layer or two of your glossy top coat and voila! Bloody, dripping nails are complete. I hope you liked this quick little nail design, I had fun creating it and I’ll have fun wearing it too!

Have a great day!



Do It Anyways

There are times when it feel as though the entire world is pushing against you. Like everyone is telling you no, or that you can’t do something. As though you’re incapable. But I’m here to tell you that you ARE. You ARE capable. You CAN do it.

You can do whatever you set your mind to, and you should. Especially if it seems as though the world just keeps kicking you down. If you are trying to go after a dream, a passion, a life goal, and those bumps in the road may make it hard and may make you feel like you can’t reach your goal. But you’ve just got to keep pushing forward.

GET READY WITH ME | Natural Every Day Look

HAPPY FRIDAY YA’LL!!! I’m actually getting more and more excited over coming out with new YouTube videos…even though it’s a ridiculously huge pain in the butt to film, then edit, then upload, then still make sure everything is perfect like, a gazillion times.

But somehow I feel like it’s helping me truly find myself and my personality is slowly starting to blossom and come through. (aka – slowly but surely my camera awkwardness is fading away).

Today I’m doing a quick get ready with me type of video, going over how I’ll usually do my makeup if I want something fairly fast, simple and natural looking. All of the items I used are mentioned at some point in the video, as well as being listed in the description box on YouTube.

Check it out!

I hope you enjoyed this installment of my adventures on YouTube! What kind of videos would you want to see me do? Let me know in the comments! (either here or on the video!).

If you liked the video please subscribe and like the video! ❤

Have a great weekend loves!


Polish For A Cure Swatches & First Impressions

I know, I know. I’m a little tiny bit late to the show on these beauties, but my schedule absolutely has NOT allowed any time for swatching. So here, today, right now, I am sharing with you my thoughts and first impressions on Live Love Polish’s Polish For A Cure Collection for October (aka Breast Cancer Awareness Month!). For a limited time (in fact, I think they JUST did a final restock today *gasp*) Live Love Polish is selling these polishes on their site, and $1 from every polish bought is donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation! How awesome is that??

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*and cue disclaimer…I bought all of these myself, this is NOT a sponsored post! all thoughts and opinions are 100% real and my own 🙂 *

Now time for the swatching! I was even able to record the swatches today! Yipeeee!


Hope is a super pretty light pink with subtle scattered holographic shimmer.

Her application is really nice! 100% opaque in 2 coats, which is what I like and need in my nail polish.

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Above: Hope under daylight bulbs. The holo shimmer is definitely more pronounced in the bottle, but the shimmer is definitely still there on the nails!

Below: Hope under natural light. Even without direct lighting, she’s still a really cute baby pink! ❤

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Overall? Great formula, easy and smooth application. Decent dry time. Hope is great for Spring or early Summer.

Fight Like A Girl

Fight Like A Girl is what Live Love Polish is describing as a “medium pink”, which for this collection definitely holds true. Fight Like A Girl isn’t as bright as Warrior, but has more holo than Hope does for sho!

Yay for another 2 coater! This one reminds me a lot of ‘Menchie The Cat‘ from Starrily.

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Above: under daylight bulbs. Holy cow look at that holo shift! I can’t wait to wear this one soon!

Below: natural light. Not as glowy, but even with just the natural lighting you can clearly see the rainbows! *insert heart eyes here*

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My thoughts are ranging from “OMG GIMME MORE” to “ooooooooooooooo this is prettyyyyyy” #zombieface

Fight Like A Girl has me absolutely mesmerized. (and is also appropriate for ALL YEAR)


Lastly, but not leastly, my favorite of the bunch…. Warrior. She’s a gorgeous super holo fuchsia (or raspberry as the site says) polish. *drools*

Opaque in 2 coats – what were you expecting this one to fail? lol. How about “Exceeds Expectations”. I had a super real moment when applying Warrior where my eyes almost fell straight out of my head because the goo-goo eyes were MASSIVE. Why is holo so mesmerizing and relaxing at the same time?

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Above: daylight bulbs! do I really need to say anything? nah….I’ll let the pic speak for itself (even though absolutely none of these do any of the polishes any justice).

Below: natural light – somehow Warrior’s holo is more subdued under natural light (indirect, mind you, I’m sure under direct sun you go blind) than Fight Like A Girl. Nonetheless, uber pretty and I’m in L.O.V.E.

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Warrior….well again, is my favorite. You can definitely count on seeing this in the future. I would recommend wearing this for any time of the year, especially if you’re feeling “extra”.  🙂

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Final Thoughts

Considering Live Love Polish JUST started making their own polishes (after hosting a shop that sells other indie brands) I’m blown away by the quality of all three of these gorgeous polishes. The colors are amazing and so is the cause.

These babies go for $16 USD a piece, or $39 for the set of 3. Again, these are limited edition so I don’t know how much longer they’ll be available. I’d imagine that they will probably discontinue them by the end of October. Maybe they’ll bring them back next year?

Overall, if you love pink, holographic anything and you love supporting a good cause, these are definitely worth the buy.

What do you guys think? What kind of nail art would you want to see these in? Have you tried them? Let me know your thoughts down below!!!