Thursday, June 27, 2013

Flag Nail Tutorial

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Colors Used: Sephora by O.P.I. Meet Me at The Disco, random L.A. colors mini blue, RCM White Hot, RCM Red Carpet Reddy

First, paint your thumb nail blue.  You can pick any shade of blue you'd like- I went for a brighter almost tealish blue.

Next, add a glitter top coat to just that nail.  I used Sephora by O.P.I., but Fairy Dust by China Glaze would work well too, or any other sparkly polish!

Next, paint all your other nails white!  I used Red Carpet Manicure White Hot.  I went through the whole gel process- Prep, Base, Color, Top Coat!

Next take a dotting tool and make red stripes on your white nails.  Make sure your nails are completely dry before you start though!  Then add a top coat and you're finished!

Have a lovely holiday!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Summer Giveaway

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Since today is officially the first day of Summer, we'd like to kick it off with a giveaway!  We're not going to tell you what the prizes are- it's a mystery!  But, we promise they're pretty cool!  Enter below using the rafflecopter widget.  There's only 1 mandatory option- the rest are optional.  You must be 18+ or have adult permission to enter and being willing to give us your address so we can ship you your prize.  Living inside the US is mandatory because we won't ship internationally for this giveaway- sorry, maybe next time!  Good luck.

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-Cassi & Katie

Enjoy this post?  Go here to see our 20 Summer Finds Under $20 and here to check out our "Hair Month" giveaway!! 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Les Chateau des Fleurs Giveaway

As one of my makeup favs this summer it is time to give away Sephora Buxom The Headliners Collection. You can admit it, you love it and want it like me. Here it is:

This set contains:
- 0.22 oz Amplified Lash Mascara in Loud Black
- 0.03 oz Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Stick in Sydney
- 0.01 oz Insider Eyeliner in Onyx
- 0.15 oz Buxom Big & Healthy™ Lip Polish in Dani
- 0.12 oz Stay-There™ Eyeshadow in Pug

This fantastic giveaway Hosted by Le Chateau Des Fleurs and is sponsored by these amazing apps:

Fun Clock

Fun Clock - Fun Clock is an interactive educational game that will teach you kid to tell time.
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Kids Animal Piano

Kids Animal Piano - Kids Animal Piano includes many popular children songs and funny animal sounds like cat, dog, rubber ducky and many more!
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Learn to Talk More Words - Preschool, Kindergarten Flash Cards
Learn to Talk More Words - Preschool, Kindergarten Flash Cards - Learn to Talk More Words is an innovative audio flash card application that facilitates early language development in 1 to 3 year-old children.
Get Learn to Talk More Words on iTunes:

Hidden Objects Quest 3:  Touch of Zen - Hidden Objects Quest 3 features gorgeous zen gardens and ancient monasteries of meditation providing hours of entertainment for the entire family - young and old.
Get Hidden Objects Quest 3: Touch of Zen here:

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Goody® QuikStyle™ Paddle Brush Review

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Happy Thursday!

I first heard about this brush on Influenster.  I considered buying it for a while.  It seemed like a pain to have to leave my brush out on the counter to dry, where it would be in the way.  About a month ago we moved out to our boat for the year.  We have 2 full bathrooms here, opposed to just one at the house, but they are much smaller.  I finally gave in and bought it when I decided it would make things much easier. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Hair Loss Science

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Hair loss is common in women too!  It is commonly thought that men are the ones who have hair loss problems, but 40% of people who suffer from long or short term hair loss are women!  Unlike men, women rarely develop a receding hair line.  More commonly, the hair starts to thin all over, the center part starts to widen, or a distinct baldness starts at the crown of the head. 

Before we go any further with that, let’s talk about how hair grows.  On average a person has 100,000 hair follicles on their scalp.  Each follicle produces only one hair that generally grows at a rate of 6 inches per year (or a half inch every month).  A single hair will grow for 2-6 years, and then rest a while before falling out and being replaced.  Around 85% of a person’s hair will be growing at a time, while the rest is resting.  Because resting hairs fall out regularly, losing 50-100 strands per day is normal. 

Sometimes there can be no specific cause for hair loss, but there are around 30 different medical conditions that can trigger it, as well as many lifestyle factors. 


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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

OPI Announces Limited Edition Neon Revolution For Bold Summer Looks

Statement Shades!

OPI Announces Limited Edition Neon Revolution For Bold Summer Looks

                OPI launches the Neon Revolution mini pack, featuring four limited edition neon nail lacquers, a neon white base coat, and OPI Top Coat. These bright and bold shades include vivid hues of yellow, orange, pink and blue. To use, apply color-intensifying white base, followed by two coats of neon lacquer. Finish with the included Top Coat for a high-gloss finish.

Le Chateau Des Fleurs Giveaway

This summer Giveaway is Hosted by Le Chateau Des Fleurs blog

You can win:

Too Faced summer eyes:
This newly updated resort-inspired eye shadow collection captures the fun, vibrant colors of summer with shimmery easy-to-wear neutrals. Be ready for the beach or brunch in this colorfully chic eye collection.

CK one lipgloss:
Lightweight high-shine lipgloss by ck one Color with vivid multi-dimensional color. Ergonomically designed applicator for easy + even application

This giveaway is sponsored by some of my favorite new Free apps and books. Check them out here:

alien lab

Alien Lab - Alien Lab Free allows kids to easily create cute aliens. Kids can mix and match body parts, save and share their creations. Get Alien Lab for on iTunes here:

Brush your teeth with funny animals for kids and toddlers

Brush your teeth with funny animals for kids and toddlers (by Happy Touch Apps) Free - With the help of this really cute app, you can encourage your little ones to brush their teeth! Get the Brush your teeth with funny animals app on iTunes here:

dice match2

'Dice Match 2' is relaxing and addictive. Simply match the colored dice and level-up. Challenge other
players and compete for high scores. Get Dice Match 2 here on iTunes:

Find Them All iPhone App

Find Them All is a complete educational game about animals for children: find 144 animals from 6 continents in 5 languages, take them in photos and listen audio commentaries, create puzzles, answer quiz and watch videos! Get Find Them All here for on iTunes:

Dork 2
Dork 2 - Kids ( and Adults ) loved Dork, the World’s only Interactive Joke Telling App, so now they’ve made Dork 2, and its free! Get Dork 2 for on iTunes:

Good Long Term Care, How to Find it, Get it and Pay for it

Good Long Term Care, How to Find it, Get it and Pay for it - A book for you about medicaid, nursing home, elder law, medicaid, veterans benefits, medicare, elder care, assisted living and home care. Get this book on Amazon here:

Monday, June 3, 2013

Lulu and Sweet Pea Giveaway ($200 worth of prizes!)

Melissa from Lulu and Sweet Pea is giving away $100 to Target, $50 to Amazon, and $50 to Sephora!  You can enter below using the Rafflecopter widget or go to her blog post HERE.

Good luck!


Sunday, June 2, 2013

Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Review and Giveaway

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So for day 2 of hair month I'm going to be reviewing the shampoo and conditioner set that I got a while ago, but haven't really been interested in trying- it didn't seem like anything special to me.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Fekkai Glossing Shampoo & Conditioner Review

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To kick off out hair month, I will be reviewing the Fekkai Glossing Shampoo & Conditioner!  I received a sample of this in the Target beauty bag and have been itching to try it out for a while.