You're Flirty for a First Timer, said Essie.

Fresh. Fun. Fabulous. Try something totally unexpected like this adorable newbie green nail lacquer and you'll want to do it again and again.

How awesome is this minty green? It's just screaming to be paired with a pair of navy sailor pants and a white shirt with a pop of yellow from your choice in shoe.

The second I saw this in CVS, I had to have it. I haven't purchased Essie in a few months so this was a nice treat and  fun switch up. And I didn't purchase it alone: Come Here! came with us.

I started with Nail Foundation and added 2 coats of First Timer, with 2 minutes between coat 1 and 2. The finish is creamy and even without streaking and completely opaque. it dried quickly and evenly and I topped it with Hardware ensuring a shiny, protective top seal.

First Timer wore well for a 3-Free polish. It lasted 2.5 days before it showed a small chip. This is a gorgeous shade and I am glad that I was able to add it to my collection. Have you purchased First Timer? I rate this nail colour, from the 2013 Resort collection 4.5 out of 5 stars.
xoxo
•Nancy-Lee
 

OMega Body Buff by Mama Mio is OMazing!

OMega Body Buff uses micro-ground pumice grains in a creamy Sweet Almond Oil moisturizing base. The micro-ground pumice grains are perfectly round and very plentiful, so you can quickly exfoliate on a weekly basis without it feeling like a drama or a drag.

One of the creamiest exfoliators that I have ever used, Mama Mio's OMega is the only body exfoliator that is gentle enough to use on moist facial skin, too! The OMega difference: You apply this product to dry skin and then rinse off. I have added it to my Freeman anti-stress dead sea mineral treatments: as I wait for the masque to dry I apply OMega, after about 10 minutes I step into the shower and rinse it all off, revealing the soft, smooth and bright skin.


OMega goes beyond simple exfoliation, it is serious about taking care of your skin. Packed full of Sweet Almond Oil, Aloe Vera, Chamomile and Vitamin E these ingredients increases cell regeneration, improves strength and elasticity and make my skin super soft.

Retailing for $35 for a 5.1 oz tube, this 2oz travel size was part of my CEW Swag Bag from 2012. I rate OMega a coveted 5 out of 5 stars and it has opened the door to my fascination with Mama Mio and I have already purchased 2 more items!
xoxo
•Nancy-Lee


Turn on Stila's Chandelier and Come Here! exclaimed Essie.

I am having so much fun with nautical this year and all the shades that are generally associated with Spring time, like coral and poppy. Come here! is outrageously outspoken, this nearly neon coral nail polish makes it perfectly clear: nobody does it better. I start with Nailtiques Formula2 as my base coat and apply 2 coats of Come here! waiting 2 minutes between coats. I spice this look up with the addition of Chandelier by Stila Cosmetics on my ring finger. It's such a glam accent. Identified as having a clear base with a strong silver presence and polychromatic assortment of glitter, 3 coats complete the opaque look I am going for. I apply this over Nailtiques alone, not on top of Come Here! I want a pure look not a top coat effect. I adore this look, the creamy and the shiny work so well together. xoxo Nancy-Lee

 

Keeping Blonde with Kérastase Résistance Force Architecte

As I write this post, I have gone platinum. It was a 7.5 hour long, very expensive process. And it doesn't end when I walk out the salon door. Specialized upkeep for my intensely processed hair starts with ELIXIR ULTIME, a versatile nourishing oil that provides ultimate shine, softness and nourishment for all hair types - especially mine: a quad bleached platinum 'do. This isn't your typical styling oil. I use it as a pre-cleanse treatment: Apply to brushed hair and rinse out before applying shampoo to remove impurities. For all hair types, this treatment is designed to add softness and strength while smoothing my hair as it Promotes cellular renewal with its anti-oxidant active ingredients blend of four precious scented oils.
A 2012 Best of Beauty Allure Award Winner. 50ML $25.00


The key technology is the OLEO-COMPLEXE:
Maize Oil: Delivers emollient and anti-oxidant active ingredients for ultimate shine 
Pracaxi Oil: Brings shine, nourishment and deep conditioning to the hair 
Camellia Oil: Helps smooth the hair fiber, resulting in incredible shine 
Argan Oil: Helps restore strength to the hair and protects it from external aggressors.

Shampoo, conditioner and pre-cleanse oil.

I have a lot of hair, so I make several 'parts' and apply a few drops per part and massage into my scalp. I let set a few minutes and step into the shower, rinse and shampoo as normal. The oil is lightweight and very lightly scented. It rinses and shampoos out completely - I have never felt like I have an oily scalp after using this as a pre-cleanse treatment and it does not cause me to break out.

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