Category Archives: mani/pedi

Airbrush Legs! On Me!!

Have you ever attended a Shecky’s Girls’ Night Out? I went to my first one in New York. It’s pretty much a way to see some new-to-market beauty products as well as shop for trendy jewelry and clothing, all while … Continue reading

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Another Weekend, Another Cool Manicure: Ombre, The New Black

Yes, I do love to polish my nails. I polished them every night when I was in middle school and high school. During college, young adulthood, and the heavy lifting parenting years? Not so much. During those decades I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Fall Manicure: OPI and InStyle Deliver!

My nails reflect my mood. Bright and cheery? I’m happy! Black? Don’t mess with me! Whatever my mood I can reflect it in my nails. That’s why I’m loving the September 2013 issue of InStyle magazine‘s spread on fun and … Continue reading

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Vacation Cuticles: Sand and Surf Do a Job on Them

After our week at the Jersey Shore my toenail polish faded from shocking pink to merely shocking, but even worse? My cuticles were raggedy, torn and overgrown. My fingertips, okay both hands, were in and out of soapy dishwater all … Continue reading

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Clumpy Nail Polish: What to Do?

Do you have bottles of old-ish nail polish? I do. I don’t think much about culling the colorful herd on a regular basis like I do my makeup since, well, shouldn’t nail polish last forever? Or at least until you … Continue reading

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Revlon Colorstay Manicure vs OPI Gel Manicure

Well, I’m reporting back. I tried a Revlon Colorstay long wear nail polish manicure. You might remember that I was looking for an alternative to a salon gel manicure: Yes, the gel manicure goes on easy, looks fantastic, and lasts about three … Continue reading

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OPI Gel vs Revlon Colorstay: What Do You Think?

Have you gotten an OPI Gel Manicure at your local nail salon? I got a series of them in 2012. I love how the polish looks — shiny and hard as nails (haha!) — and it lasted for weeks, just … Continue reading

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Pedicures, the Economy and Food Prep

When the economy is good, many women spring for professional pedicures. We walk into a salon, hitch up our pant legs, climb into an overstuffed pedicure chair and grab the two remotes, exhaling happily.  We adjust our seat with the … Continue reading

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OPI Gel Manicure: When You’ve Tired of It

Today I went to my fav local nail salon and had my OPI gel French polish removed. The manicure, seemingly done with steel-based nail polish, lasted for 3 weeks. My nails did not chip; they did not peel; heck, they … Continue reading

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Anticipation

Tomorrow I am meeting other bloggers, northern and western New Jersey bloggers to be specific (Kim and Joyce), for lunch. This is big news in my world. What? Not so much in your world? Bummer that! I am looking forward … Continue reading

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