Totally Cool Nails – For Kids

totally cool nails book

Every little princess loves nail polish and my 6 1/2 year old daughter is no exception. She absolutely LOVES polishing her nails. She always begs me to let her use my computer so she can get on Pinterest and check out fancy nail art.

Luckily, we found Totally Cool Nails: 50 Fun and Easy Nail Art Designs for Kids so we have step by step instructions complete with pictures of each step so we can recreate 50 different nail art designs any time we want!

Of course we decided to try out the easter-themed nails first! Aren’t they adorable?!

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First we started with 2 coats of Jamberry Nail Polish in “Hint of Mint”. Then we picked out the Stripe Rite nail art polish in the colors we would need.

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I was glad the instructions were simple and easy to follow because my pregnancy brain couldn’t handle anything too complex right now! The book clearly pictures the step by step progression for each nail design and I was able to (horribly!) paint little bunnies and carrots on my daughter’s microscopic finger nails.

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Even though my hands were not very steady and I made quite a mess, she was absolutely over the moon about her nails and was happy to show them off to all her friends.

I enjoyed it because it was a great mother/daughter activity for us. We can’t wait to try the ombre dot, splatter, cupcake, flip-flop, and union jack nails.

BUY IT: Get Totally Cool Nails on Amazon or in your local bookstore ($12)

I received the book mentioned above in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own and I did not receive compensation for this post. 

3 Non-Food Easter Gift Ideas For Kids

Looking for something to stuff the Easter baskets with that won’t give kids a sugar high and rot their teeth out? We’ve got a few ideas to help! You’re welcome.

Idea #1: BOOKS

First off, just out this month is Cynthia Bardes latest children’s book, Pansy in Paris: A Mystery at the Museum

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My kids (boy 3, girl 6) thoroughly enjoyed this book and asked me to read it again when it was over. It really is a cute story with delightful artwork. This is definitely one children’s book worth checking out. There are more books in the “Pansy” series as well that we can’t wait to read. Visit www.cynthiabardes.com or click here to read more about the author and her dog Pansy (a real-life poodle!).

BUY IT: Get Pansy In Paris on Amazon ($14.99)


 

Idea #2: NAIL POLISH

What little girl doesn’t love nail polish? I know my 6 1/2 year old daughter absolutely LOVES polishing her nails. She’s always begging to use the computer so she can get on Pinterest and check out fancy nail art. Luckily, we found Totally Cool Nails: 50 Fun and Easy Nail Art Designs for Kids

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Of course we decided to try out BUNNIES first! The instructions were simple and easy to follow and clear pictures showed the step by step progression to it’s completion. We were both very happy with the result and she got tons of compliments, of course!

I enjoyed it because it was a great mother/daughter activity for us. We can’t wait to try the ombre dot, splatter, cupcake, flip-flop, and union jack nails. This would be a great book for a sleepover too!

BUY IT: Get Totally Cool Nails on Amazon or in your local bookstore ($12)


 

Idea #3: MOVIES

I’m sure every kid on the planet already owns a copy of Frozen, so why not get them something a little different.

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Meet Iesodo, (YAY-sa-doe) a highly acclaimed Telly and Accolade Award winning series featuring a cast of animated birds who live in a Cypress Tree on the shores of Galilee.

As soon as I saw the cover of the DVD for this series, I immediately thought of Rio! My kids loved that movie so I knew they would be interested in Iesodo. The movie has cutting edge imagery that is somewhat unexpected for a Christian DVD series. Click here to read our review of the DVDs.

With each and every story in the series, Iesodo and his cute feathered friends “present the essence of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a winsome, compelling way” through music and adventure (MovieGuide.org).

BUY IT: Get Iesodo DVDs on Amazon ($14.99 each)

 

Day 3 Giveaway – SensatioNail® Gel Polish Starter Kit worth $59.99

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me…


SensatioNail® Gel Polish Starter Kit
Worth $59.99

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We are excited to team up with SensatioNail® to offer our readers a chance to win a SensatioNail® Gel Polish Starter Kit worth $59.99 in their choice of color (depending on availability!)! We are also excited to share their amazing SensatioNail FIAT Sweepstakes that are going on right now as well. See details below…

About The Fiat Sweepstakes:

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One lucky winner will drive off with a Fiat in the SensatioNail Color of their choice and it could be you!

The sweepstakes will end December 31, 2013, with the winner receiving their car in January of 2014.

While you might not drive away with the grand prize, SensatioNail will give iPad Mini’s to 20 second place winners, SensatioNail Starter Kits to 100 third place winners and 400 participants will receive iTunes Gift Cards! There is no purchase necessary to enter – you simply go to www.sensationail.com/fiat or visit selected Walmart, Walgreen’s or Rite Aid locations and fill out your entry.

SensatioNail Just launched an E-Commerce site so you can now purchase product direct from the website! Visit http://www.sensationail.com/


Our Giveaway:

ONE winner will receive a SensatioNail® Gel Polish Starter Kit worth $59.99 in their choice of color (depending on availability!). Details on how to enter for a chance to win are below…


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ALL ENTRIES WILL BE MODERATED! Do not enter this giveaway if you are going to cheat and not follow the rules. Your entries will be removed and you will receive a warning. If you are a repeat offender, you will be banned from this website and all future giveaways! Please do not waste our time!

Nails INC “Leather Effect” Nail Polish in Noho Black

Nail Inc Leather Effect Polish

Leather Effect Polish in “Noho” Black

When Ebates informed me I could get Double Cash Back at Sephora, I ran right over there to grab a bottle of nail polish that has been sitting in my shopping cart for a couple of months… Nails Inc Leather Effect Polish in “Noho”. Black was still full price at $11, but three other colors were on sale for only $7! I decided to get the black though and I’m glad I did.

I was so surprised how easy it applied and how quickly it dried to a ripply “leather like” finish. I applied a second coat several hours later just to be sure I had good coverage.

I was unsure what my husband would think about black nails nails, nevermind with a weird finish to them. Surprisingly he thought it was really neat. He said it looked like “rhino lining” for your nails. LOL

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After 5 days, my nails were still in almost perfect condition. Rhino Lining indeed! I touched up the edges of 2 nails and they lasted for 3 more days before completely chipping and cracking. I did NOT use a top coat after reading several other famous ‘nail bloggers’ reviews of this particular polish. I was surprised that some other ladies said it didn’t wear well. I got over a week of wear out of just two coats and a tiny touch up. I was super impressed at the staying power of this nail polish, plus it just looked infinitely cool. The long lasting nature COULD have been because I used Nails Inc Caviar Basecoat ($10). It’s one of my favorite basecoats and it seems to work the best of all the ones I’ve tried.

Overall, I would definitely recommend giving this Leather Effect nail polish a try because the finish really does look like leather and it stays on quite well.

What do you think of the leather-look? Think it’s worth a shot?

LUXECOAT Monthly Nail Care Membership Program

I just found out about this new monthly nail care membership service called LUXECOAT and wanted to share in case any of you lovely ladies were interested!

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Members receive everything they need to create a spa-quality manicure and pedicure. In your monthly box is three vegan nail-polishes reflecting the hottest colors of that month along with all the tools and products you need to have perfect nails.

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Watch the video:

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In honor of their launch, LUXECOAT is running a two week contest on Instagram, inviting fans to post photos of their best, most unique manicures or pedicures with the Hashtag #LuxeCoatStyle for a chance to win! 50 lucky ladies will be selected at random to win three polishes of their choice!!! Don’t forget that contestants must follow @Luxecoat on Instagram to be eligible.

Mother’s Day Beauty Look: Pretty In Pink

Get pretty in pink this Mother’s Day with CoverGirl’s latest beauty products that we’re gushing over!

I’m obsessed with CoverGirl Lipperfection Jumbo Gloss Balm right now! So many gorgeous spring colors to choose from, easy application and a creamy finish that lasts. I’ve been wearing “Rose Twist” and “Radiant Rose” all week. They are the perfect girly, spring shade of pink!

Don’t forget to polish those nails in the perfect shade of pink like Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Peek A Boo Pink. Do an accent nail with one shade darker like Tickled Pink for an on-trend look. Or try some cool nail art like this pretty manicure…

Stay tuned for more of our favorite mother’s day products and meanwhile…

Shop our favorite Covergirl Products for Mother’s Day:

What’s YOUR favorite CoverGirl product? We want to know!

Enter To Win Dermelect ME Fearless Beauty Nail Polish Collection

Dermelect Me Fearless Beauty Polish Collection

In celebration of the Summer 2013 launch of the Dermelect Cosmeceuticals ME Fearless Beauty Collection, Dermelect and beauty blogger Karie Frost of Fear No Beauty (who created the Fearless Beauty Collection!) are kicking off Manicure Monday Mania TODAY. So excited!

Every Monday from now (April 22) through May 12, Karie Frost will be hosting a contest on her blog, FearNoBeauty.com where you can enter for a chance to win the Fearless Beauty Collection and other Dermelect beauty products by showing off your nail art skills!

Here’s how to participate:

Step 1: Go to FearNoBeauty.com and like Frost’s Facebook page (mandatory for participation). Click here to enter!

Step 2: Frost will post a new nail art look each week in which readers are encouraged to re-create the look and post a picture on her Facebook/Twitter page.

Out of those who post, one winner will be chosen per giveaway to receive the 4 colors in the Fearless Beauty Collection as well as another product. Karie Frost will announce each winner on her blog so be sure to check back often!

Promotion Period: Beginning midnight Monday April 22, 2013 and ending 11:59pm Sunday May 5, 2013

If you want to purchase the Fearless Beauty collection right now, use coupon code FEARLESS for 20% off your order on dermelect.com. (This offer code works April 22, 2013 through May 20, 2013.)