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GIRLS – They NAILed It! ;)

Don’t you just love when two of your favorite things fabulously collide?!

Who watches GIRLS? I’ve been a huge fan since day 1. I literally counted down to the premiere of the first season after weeks of teasers and trailers continuously diluted my television. After the first episode I instantly fell in love with everything about the show; the writing, the acting, the messages, the simplicity. I think most girls can relate to the characters in some way or another (I think I am a healthy combination of Marnie & Shoshanna lol).

Well, the brilliant Lena Dunham & HBO are bringing those fabulous chicks back on January 13th for season 2 & I am so excited. To make the premiere even better, Deborah Lippmann has recently debuted a limited edition GIRLS inspired polish line! Four colors, each of which is representative of one of the girls.

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The crazy thing is that before I even saw the colors, I had a vision of what each would be, and I was nearly spot on! I wouldn’t have gone with any other shade for Marnie & Jessa, I did picture a purple for Shoshanna, however my version would have been a brighter more vibrant/neon/deep purple. Hannah is definitely a cooler-tone, I initially thought a blue, but the green works just as well!

Either way- I was pretty darn close… I think that says something about what I’m meant to do in life! Someone get me into a polish company! Deb, OPI, Essie, ZOYA, China Glaze, Gelish…I’m looking at you!! 😉

Okay, back to the collection… I can’t help but note that this line is similar to some of my other favorites…

Gelish "Dear Johnny Green" ...Hello Hannah!
Gelish “Dear Johnny Green” …Hello Hannah!
If Sally Hansen's "Shell We Dance" isn't a spot on dupe for Marnie, I don't know what is!
If Sally Hansen’s ‘Shell We Dance’ isn’t a perfect dupe for ‘Marnie’, I don’t know what is!
This Forever 21 No-Namer
This Forever 21 no-namer might as well have been ‘Shoshanna’
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…and ‘Jessa’ is pretty close to this Gelish favorite, ‘Black Cherry Berry’

The entire line is $45 and available for pre-order here! Shipping will begin mid-January.

Let me know if you order, and how you like the collection! I know I will 🙂

I’m Blue a dab a dee dab a da :)

First things first, regarding the title of the post – who remembers that song?! I definitely jammed out to Eiffel 65’s Blu Da Ba Dee on my NOW 4 CD in 2000 –

So many faves!

How about a little refresher? Take a listen, you know you want to! 😉

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China Glaze Dorothy Who?

One coat of Color Club + 2 coats of China Glaze created the perfect combo!

Natural light

Look 2:

I like both combinations for different reasons, the China Glaze glitter was a lot of fun! Has anyone else been wearing a shade of blue polish lately?

Neon Deals & Hunger Games Steals!

I received a great rewards coupon to Sally’s Beauty Supply, so I recently took a trip to pick up a new fun & bright Gelish polish color for my vacation next week, and I left with quite the haul!

I picked up a neon orange and a neon pink shade! I adore the names 🙂

They are super bright, but exactly what I was looking for!

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Sallys always has some decent items on clearance, so I went to browse and saw that there were a handful of China Glaze colors for only $1.50 a piece! I’m sorry, but how exactly does one pass that up?!

The colors looked familiar, after reading the names I realized that they were from the China Glaze Hunger Games collection.

When they released this collection a few months ago I was on my Gel manicure spree and had opted out of purchasing any regular polishes. I’m not strictly using gel anymore, and these colors are perfect for Fall!

Argo

The problem with having so many gorgeous new polishes is deciding which one you’re going to wear first!

Hook and Line

I swear I have this exact color (below) from maybe 4 different brands lol. But it’s a Fall/Winter fave!

Foie Gras

The only other Hunger Games color they had was Mahogany Magic, which was too much of a muddy brown for me. I really wish they had Electrify!

Regardless, I’m super excited about my new colors! My current Gel manicure is going on 17 days…

Gelish Light Elegant

…It’s coming off Friday, and I will replace it with one of those fabulous neons!

Which one of the two neon shades do you think should I wear on vacation next week: Tiki Tiki Laragana or Shake it Till You Samba? What was the best deal you’ve ever snagged on a bottle of nail polish?

Until next time! XO

4th of July Manicures (the best of the best)!

Hi Ladies!

July 4th is literally right around the corner; between planning a fun BBQ bash, selecting the perfect RW&B outfit, and Pinteresting cute dessert ideas, we must make some time for our nails!

If you’re like me, you like to acknowledge the holidays on your fingertips- sometimes I go all out, and sometimes I opt for something a little more subtle!

A lot of people have been posting their 4th of July manicures on their blogs, Facebooks and Twitter pages lately, and of course I’ve scoured them all. While I enjoy looking at everyones creations, and wish I could post them all, I have selected the very BEST of the BEST to share with you for some inspiration.

Take a look:

Daily Something created this mani with Nicole ‘Listen to your Momager’ (blue), ‘A-England Perceval’ (red), Konad White (stamping) and China Glaze ‘White on White’. SO CUTE!
I Am Definitely Addicted created this patriotic look with China Glaze ‘Hey Sailor’ and ‘First Mate’
R3 Daily put a fun twist on the usual stars & stripes!
All Lacquered Up created this look with Milani and China Glaze polishes!
This mani from Pink yoU Rock is hands down my favorite for a number of reasons! It’s a gel manicure, with silver glitter, hand painted blue stripes, and a 3D heart. I love how cute, clean, and FUN this manicure is!
My current mani: Gelish “You’re So Sweet You’re Giving me a Toothache”

My Gelish mani is going 5 days strong, and I hate to have to remove it early, but all of this inspiration has me itching to create a fun 4th manicure! Maybe I’ll see if someone will let me borrow their finger nails to design a little something 😉

I want to see your 4th of July manicures! Tweet them to me @_AmandaBella 🙂

Have a safe and Happy Holiday everyone! 🙂

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