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Gel Manicure at home

 


Do you ever wish that you could have gel nails all the time without breaking the bank or spending the time to head to the salon every 10 days? I sure did. Don’t get me wrong I love to get a manicure at the salon every now and then. But I never seem to set time aside for myself to do that. So when a friend mentioned to me that she did her own at home, I couldn’t help but have to try it out for myself. So after watching a few You Tube videos and ordering some supplies I was ready to go.


I ordered this uv light from Amazon for $54.99
and this Shellac base and top coat from Amazon for $31.45
along with this Shellac color coat in Wildfire for $12.65

 

 

As for the manicure supplies, I already had most of that at home. I watched this YouTube video for some guidance and away I went. I typically stick with one brand per application. I tried using a regular nail polish as my color coat and the results were…let’s just say…not ideal. I’m thinking it’s because the polish has to be bone dry before you put on the top coat. Don’t think mine was dry enough. It started to bubble after one day 🙁 Maybe one day I’ll attempt that again. Gelish also has a base and top coat for their polishes. I purchased that as well for when I use their colors  The results were pretty good. It’s still nice to go to the salon to get manicured nails, but this just makes the polish application last longer.

 

 

 
 


My favourite color during the holidays was good gossip by Gelish. It is so sparkly and pretty. I got so many compliments on it.
 
 
 
For our upcoming vacation to Florida and for summer, I’m ordering flip flop fantasy by Gelaze. A friend recommended it to me and after looking it up, I’m thinking this color looks so nice. It’s probably amazing against sun kissed skin. I’m ordering it like right now. I’ll let you all know how I like it.
 
 

 

 
 


Thanks for reading,

Amanda <3

Cute and Clean Spring Look….

 
 
Top- Jane Norman open front peplum top $23 janemorman.co.uk
Jeans- Joe’s ankle length straight jeans in coral mist $99.99 sacksoff5th.com
Blazer- white striped print cropped blazer $43 newlook.com
Bag- Market tote $57.50 (on sale now) jcrew.com
Sandals- Gianni Bini crowne jeweled flat sandal $89.99 Dillards.com
Chain- Stella and Dot Fortuna stone pendant $70.00 stellaanddot.com
Cuff- Becker cuff $79 stellanddot.com
Nail polish- Back in the limo $8.50 essie.com
 
I am so in love with this set! It’s so classy yet casual and fresh looking. So great for a spring shopping day. 
 
Amanda <3

Sweet Summer Scents

 

I LOVE candles. I am so excited that I found these fresh spring and summer scents at the mall. Bath & Body works has their line of spring scents out and I couldn’t be more thrilled. I am so sick of winter! I got a coupon for 20% off in my inbox plus they were on sale. Great deal. Make sure you sign up for emails to be notified  when they have sales.
Don’t these look so pretty. They smell just as good as they look. I couldn’t help but light Strawberry Rhubarb Marmalade.
 
 
 
A spring market favorite – scrumptious marmalade made from handpicked garden strawberries and rhubarb
My house smells so amazing right now, you don’t even understand…lol
 
 
 

 

I don’t see Tequila lime cupcake online but I picked it up in the store. If you see it, get it. It smells like fresh cupcakes with a hint of lime. The perfect blend of bakery scent and fresh scent.
I can not wait to try this one. The perfect spring bakery style scent.

 

 
 
The intoxicating scent of sunny mandarin, sweet mango and juicy plum with a freshly salted rim.
I LOVE this one. I had this one in a wallflower and my bathroom smelled so pretty and fresh all of the time. You know how some scents that mix with smelly places like trash and bathrooms start to smell yucky because it just reminds you of trash?lol. Well this one didn’t. With four little boys in the house our bathrooms gets a lot of use and there are quite a few….shall I say.misfired shotshaha. This one is a good scent for basically anywhere in the house.
 
 
Don’t their descriptions sound so good? 
I was eyeing up the new soaps too. They all look so pretty and the names of the scents are so good. I’ll have to head there to pick some of those up soon too.
 
 
Amanda <3

Outfit Inspiration ~ Soft Whites & Chambray

 

Dress- bebe Chambray jacquard dress $129.00 bebe.com
Necklace- R.J Graziano faux pearl cluster necklace $55 Sacksoff5th.com
Blazer- Single button long sleeve slim-cut blazer $38.99 choies.com
Shoes- Joe’s ‘Pete’ Toe Pump in off white leather $134.95
Handbag- Tori Burch cross body bag $432 farfetch.com
 
So I kicked off the evening with some time at the hockey rink again. Tough loss tonight of our Atom team. It was a close one. I had some spare time while waiting for the game to start and I came across this adorable dress. I started to put some pieces together and came up with this.
The pieces in this look are so versatile. The Chambray dress from bebe can be dressed up or down. I really love every piece in this outfit. Back at the rink tomorrow. I think I’ve got my eye on another piece I’d like to style 🙂
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