Tuesday, November 18, 2014

NOTD: Sally Hansen Pat on the Black

Hello! I finally finished my 2 solo weeks of teaching at my internship. I had a ton of fun, but it was also a great learning experience. I can't believe I only have about 3 weeks left before graduation. It is  crazy how fast this semester has gone. Between last night and today, we got about 6 inches of snow here in Michigan. The roads have been terrible, so we had a snow day. I figured I would use my extra time to write a quick post :)
I wanted to share the polish I have been wearing on my nails for the last week. It is called Pat on the Black by Sally Hansen. It is part of their Complete Salon Manicure collection. I was so excited to find this color. I used to have it years ago when it was part of a different collection. I was disappointed when they discontinued it and ended up buying a couple extra bottles. I kind of forgot about the color when I finished them. I was looking at the nail polish when I saw this color on the shelf. I was pleasantly surprised that it was the same color I had used years before. 
Anyway, that was a long introduction to this color: 
Sally Hansen Pat on the Black nail polish
This polish is a beautiful deep purple color. It is very dark, but it is warmer than a black. In the light you can definetly see the purple. I have a few different colors from this collection and have been impressed by each one of them. With a top coat, this polish lasted for about a week for me with minimal chipping. I waited a day between painting my nails and applying a top coat and did have a few small chips, so I would recommend using a top coat. As always, I use Essie 3 in one top and base coat. Since this color is dark, I should wear a base coat with it, but I don't have hours to wait for my nails to completely dry :) The brush on these polishes is thicker than most other nail polish brands, but I like it. I don't find that it makes it harder to apply, but some may not like it.

Sally Hansen Pat on the Black nail polish
I hope you like this color. What is your favorite nail polish to wear in the fall?
Thanks for visiting! 

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Favorite Youtube Channels

I started watching Youtube beauty videos about 4 years ago when I was looking for ways to do my makeup for our wedding. I have watched them ever since. I always look forward to seeing a new video upload from my favorite youtuber.

Kandee Johnson- Was the first youtuber I watched. I remember checking her channel every few days to see if she posted anything new. This was before I signed up for an account or knew what subscribing was. She is a professional makeup artist who has great tips on allowing your natural beauty to shine. She does all kinds of tutorials including star transformation. She has such a bubbly personality and a sweet heart. Check her channel out here.

Nikki Phillippi- Has a few different channels. Her main channel is where she does a little bit of everything. She share her beauty tips, outfits as well as fitness and healthy food ideas. She also has a vlog channel as well as an advice channel. I like her morals and that she isn't afraid to be herself. Check her channel out here.

missglamorazzi- I always look forward to watching her new videos. I enjoy her makeup looks because they aren't too overdone or over the top. She does simple but cute hair tutorials and GIY (glam it yourself) project ideas. Check out her channel here. 

eleventhgorgeous- are sisters who film together. They do a lot of hauls and makeup tutorials. Many of the products they use are from the drugstore, and are more budget friendly. They find alternatives to high-end makeup. Check out their channel here.

graveyard girl- is hilarious. I always laugh when watching her videos. She occasionally does tutorials, but most of her videos are hauls and product reviews. She reviews quite a few as seen on tv products and test to see if they actually work. She also create vlog videos. Check out her channel here.

Who are your favorite youtubers?
Thanks for visiting!

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Ways to Keep the Spark in a Relationship

Hello! I hope everyone is having a great week. I have been married for four years and know that life is busy. Sometimes it's easy to fall into a routine in a relationship. Here are a few ideas I have to keeping the spark in a relationship.

1. Hold hands just because.
2. Open the door for her.
3. Write notes to each other. Leave them in the kitchen, on their nightstand, on the bathroom counter- anywhere.
4. Turn the phones off for a date night.
5. Make time for each other. Set aside time for the two of you to spend together and turn off the rest of the world.
6. Acknowledge the little things they do- When dishes are put away or laundry is folded.
7. Make a big deal out of birthdays, anniversaries and accomplishments. That doesn't mean go buy a big, expensive gift, it means celebrate with them. You should be their biggest fan.
8. Make a point to do things the other person likes to do.
9. Take a walk together just to talk.
10. Say I love you every day.
11. Laugh together.
12. Learn each others love language. (I will have a separate post on this)
13. Try something new with each other.
14. Cook with each other. Take turns picking out new recipes to try.
15. Take interest in the things that are important to the other.
16. Learn something new together.
17. Go out of your way to do something nice for them.
18. Never go to bed angry.

Thanks for reading! 
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