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Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Color

miracle gel polish

Sally Hansen has upped the at home gel polish game. Now you can get a great at home gel polish manicure without and special lights or curing with the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Color line. With 48 shades you are sure to find a few you love. And the polish is easy to use just two coats of the Miracle Gel Color then apply one coat of Miracle Gel topcoat and let natural light do the curing for you.

First thing I noticed with this polish were the brushes. I likes the wide flat shape, made application much easier and much less messy which is great because I usually end up painting my whole finger.  I found the coats of gel color dried fairly fast and I was able to move on to the gel topcoat. My nails notoriously slough any polish within 24 hours. I even had problems with salon gel manicures chipping in the first day. I applied this on Friday morning and it last me through the weekend. I didn’t get a week or two of color but I did get several days which is much better than usual for me. And as my nails chip easily I am guessing this would last a week or more for most users. I worried how hard it would be to take off but it came off just like regular polish, no soaking or scrubbing needed.

I will definitely be grabbing more colors I think this polish would work great for a pedicure. And on top of the fact it gives me a few more days wear, I love how clean and easy it was to apply.

miracle gel swatch

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Color $5.99

The ONLY TRUE 2-STEP GEL MANICURE with no light needed. Over 45 shades that wow! And it’s only from Sally Hansen. Leading the revolution in gel technology.

Find your match. Take the quiz to find your shade!

Step 1: Apply 2 coats of Miracle Gel™ Color

Step 2: Apply 1 coat of Miracle Gel™ Top Coat

OMGel! Let natural light do the rest!


Available at your local drugstore or mass retailer, to learn more or purchase online check out


Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.

Emily Liebert Collaborates w/ITCosmetics

Bestselling author Emily Liebert Collaborates with ITCosmetics on Exclusive Set of Products Tied to New Book Release


Bestselling author Emily Liebert writes absorbing novels about the real-life concerns and complexities of women. IT Cosmetics creates game-changing beauty products for confident, independent women. Together, Liebert and IT have collaborated on an exclusive set of products tied to her new book.

Three women. Three lives. Three secrets.

On the surface, Sloane has the perfect life—an adoring husband, a precocious daughter, and enough financial security to be a stay-at-home mom. Still, she can’t help but feel as though something—or someone—is missing….

Hillary has a successful career and a solid marriage. The only problem is her inability to conceive. And there’s a very specific reason why….

As the wild-child daughter of old family money, Georgina has never had to accept responsibility for anything. So when she realizes an unexpected life change could tie her down forever, she does exactly what she’s always done: escape.

When these three women unite for a three-week-long summer vacation in beautiful Lake George, New York, even with the idyllic location as their backdrop, the tensions begin to mount. And they quickly discover that no secret can be kept forever….

it cosmetics set

The products: Mini Hello Lashes (clinically proven 5-in-1 mascara), Mini No Tug Black (waterproof gel eyeliner), and Mini Brow Power (universal eyebrow pencil), are essential eyewear for your summer getaway and they come in a chic black make-up bag. The novel, THOSE SECRETS WE KEEP, is the must-read page-turner of the season. Together, every woman’s tote will be complete for summer.

“I’m thrilled to be partnering with ITCosmetics on a set of products tied to the launch of THOSE SECRETS WE KEEP. I’ve had nice success in the past collaborating with brands that organically complement my novels. IT is the perfect partner for this new book because their products are a woman’s best kept beauty secret and my book is all about the secrets women keep.”

A great read and a great beauty collection, what more can a girl ask for? A wonderful collection with everything you need to create your eye look. You can see below the before with no makeup and below after using the liner, mascara and brow pencil. So easy and yet such a dramatic change.

before and after it cosmetics

The gel liner is fantastic. This is one swipe below, the color is rich and no tugging to apply. Best part is this liner stays all day. No smudging or fading until I remove it. The mascara wand is great, with the wider tip its easy to grab all the tiny lashes that usually get missed.

Last but not least the brow pencil. The pencil is soft and easy to apply without being too dark. The other end of the pencil has a brush that helps comb your brows and keep them in place.

Preorder a copy of Those Secrets We Keep and the IT Cosmetics 3 piece tote here.


Press Sample: Disclosure I was sent a complimentary sample of the IT Cosmetics kit for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.

Check out Free Beauty Events in your area!

Looking for some great new beauty products ? Spring is a great time to clean out your makeup cabinet and add some new colors and lighter products for the warmer months ahead.

Check out, they list all the events in your area with the latest and greatest products.  Just enter your zip to find out what great events are going on near you. They even host a monthly contest with some of the latest and greatest beauty finds.


Their May Beauty Basket Giveaway includes products from Revlon, CoverGirl, NYX, St. Ives, Olay and more! The Contest runs from now through 5/31/15, winners will be chosen on 6/5/2015 and notified by 6/15/2015.  Be sure to like the Free Beauty Events Facebook Page to enter to win prizes. 


To find out what is happening near you click here.


ipsy April 2015 Glam Bag

april ipsy

Love the bag this month, so cute and perfect for summer. On top of a super cute makeup bag this was filled with a bunch of great goodies and all for only $10 shipped! Its a tie for my favorite out of this collection. TheBalm Nude Dude shadow has become my daily color of choice. And the Klorane dry shampoo is fantastic. Refreshing and it leaves my hair smelling and looking great.

Can’t wait to see what comes next month.


bonita aruba

This polish covers well and the brush made smooth application a cinch. The color wasn’t something I would normally pick but its really growing on me.

aruba swatch
Bonita Salon Nail Polish in Aruba Full size
Bonita Cosmetics salon line offers salon quality colors with a thick brush for the perfect application. These polishes only require a one-coat application for opaque color on nails. Color selection is always on-trend and accentuates any style!

hikari blush

Very pigmented, the color is a pretty, bright pink and just a bit adds long lasting color to my cheeks.  The powder is soft and easy to apply.

Hikari Cosmetics Blush in Tango $15.00
Vibrant, easy to blend color that highlights the cheekbones. Designed to highlight your complexion, this weightless blush can be used lightly for a fresh look or layered for a dramatic look. An effortless application to the cheekbones that lasts all day!


Love a good dry shampoo to extend a blow out. This travel size is perfect for my gym bag or purse for on the og touch ups. Love the fresh scent and how well it worked making my hair look and feel clean.

Klorane Dry Shampoo with oat milk – natural tint Travel Size
The ultimate secret weapon to clean hair without water and to add amazing volume! Its natural tinted powders blend into the hair for an invisible finish. Perfect for on-the-go styling, post-workout and extending the life of blowouts.

thebalm shadow

A beautiful shade, this will get a lot of daily use. TheBalm shadow is a nice formula that is easy to apply, very pigmented and had great staying power.

theBalm Cosmetics NUDE Dude Eyeshadow Single 
Get a quick look using any combination of these triple-milled shadows or dress up your look by adding water to transform your favorite shades into loyal liners. The shadows can be worn wet or dry and alone or layered for added intensity, so go ahead and cover (or uncover) your eyes.

crown brush

I have never used a brush for concealer until I received this. Starting to love how well it works for concealer and under eye treatments. Its soft enough to be gentle but still provide great coverage.

Crown Brush Oval Concealer Brush
The Crown Brush Oval Concealer Brush is made of 100% Flexible Japanese Torray Taklon Bristles (synthetic). The brush can be used for application and blending of all concealer formulas, emollient products and for applying cream based shadows. The tapered tip is for precision placement and great for use around the lip area to conceal when wearing bold colors.


This month was a great value and one of the reasons I keep my Ipsy subscription.  If you want to get your own Ipsy bag just click here to sign up and have a beautiful makeup bag full of fun products sent to you every month. And it makes a great gift!


Disclosure: I pay for my own subscription monthly, this post does include referral links.