Feb 15, 2011

A Manicure Any Girl Would "Love"

Ever since I've discovered Broadway Nail Dress, I've been in love with trying out their different designs. I decided to do up my nails for Valentine's Day with the silver patterned nail kit. I really enjoy how easy these are to apply,they give a great professional look to your nails, and may I say, are just simply cute.

 I added a few heart decals from Kiss Nails,and sealed with a top coat to give a shiny finish, and to help give my nails a good long lasting seal. Seriously, these designs will last for about three to four days without needing any touch ups.

Check out the great designs and more at http://www.broadwaynails.com  These kits are about $5.99,but there are coupons for $1.00 off; usually available,and if you join the Broadway Nail Facebook page, you can get a $2.00 coupon off on their products. http://www.facebook.com/BwayNails

 I'm so thinking of my spring nail design next. Yellow and green nail polishes are going to be hot this season. How about adding some cute bunny or lady bug decals to those?

You get a package of 28 Nail Designs,just size and peel off,smooth out onto your nail, and file off excess.

Until next time~
Hugs and Hearts

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Bellevuegrl Productions 2011

Feb 14, 2011

Valentine's Day Looks Your Lips Will Love

Flirty, Sexy Lips are in style this season, and I have all the best looks to add a little spice to your Valentine's Day look. Weather you're going for sugary sweet or racy and romantic, check out these shades and pucker up to lips that will turn a few heads, and get hearts racing. Make cupid a little jealous this year!

Meet your newest "crush" Stila Coconut Crush Lip & Cheek Stain. A bronzy, rose gold shade infused with coconut extract. Create a personalized look with just a click. Enriched with lip loving antioxidants, like vitamin A, C, and E. A must have addition to the Stila family. $24 at Sephora, Sephora.com, and Stilacosmetics.com 

Nothing says Valentine's Day better than sporting a pair of sparkling lips. Kiss My Face Sheer Organic Shimmers and Shines will get their heart rates racing. Mineral based, (91% organic, 100% natural) these lip treats will please every "green" goddess.

Sheer Organic Shimmers offer sheer tint, silky shine, and luscious Vanilla Mint flavor. Special conditioning and moisturizing too with Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, and Vitamin E ($4.95)
Sheer Organic Shines are packed with high voltage shine. Made with Beeswax, Jojoba Oil, and Shea Butter. This uses the natural sweetener Stevia for sugary kisses. ($6.95)
Both formulas are available in six beautiful gem tones: Garnet - warm berry shade perfect for adding a touch of drama to a natural look. Amethyst - edgy blend of mauve and lilac for rock star shine. Topaz - gorgeous bronze with a hint of pink. Ruby - sweet and subtle medium pink to brighten any skin tone. Opal - soft lilac ideal for a natural look. Pearl - ethereal pale pink that can be worn alone or layered for an icy sheen.

Fall in love with Korres Lip Butter Glaze -Sheer, hydrating, all natural color for lips. -Organic Bee Waxes and Sunflower Seed Waxes Provide a unique soft creamy texture that melts on the lips. Certified Organic Sugar Cane, Conditions lips and improves lip texture. Pomegranate Fruit Sterols, Hydrate and provide antioxidant protection. $14 exclusively at Sephora and at http://www.korresusa.com

Young Blood Mineral cosmetics present kiss-worthy shades to pamper your lips. Just in time for Valentine's Day select shades are available at 15% off. There are eight shades to grace your lips. I'm wearing Vivid, a bright rose lipcolor. These shades are available online at http://www.ybskin.com. Each lipstick and gloss contains conditioning botanicals and vitamin E. The lip-gloss actually plumps lips without the tingle and irritation that most lip plumpers cause. (Pictured here is "Promiscuous" $23) Lipsticks are $16 in the following shades: Rosewood (rosy cocoa), Kranberry (creamy red-pink), Envy ,(fuchsia)(Vivid (bright rose) , Mystère (metallic ruby), Spellbound (bronzy plum), Vixen (classic cherry red),and Cuvee (pearlized wine).

A little something for everyone to love!
Until next time~
Hugs and Hearts
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Feb 9, 2011

Seeing Spots

I was at my local shopping center,and thought I would browse the nail isle. Everyone is talking about the latest and greatest manicure looks out there for spring,and one of the most popular trends is the Minx nail designs.

Often this process can cost up to $50 or more depending on what type of design you are looking for. You'll see ladies sporting cool zebra,tiger,flowers and more on their nails. It can take alot of time, and requires a UV lamp.
Quite a few companies have decided to try to duplicate this look and have launched their own brand of nail foils, and  press on polish tabs.  I happened to spy the cute Broadway Nail Dress kit,and thought I would give it a try, just for fun.The price was right, $5.99,plus there was a $1.00 off coupon on top of that, so for $4.99 I thought, why not?

 You get 28 strips in a pack,and a little nail smoother/file. You basically peel the foil off,which is made fairly easy,and apply to clean, dry nails.The trick is making sure you size these correctly. they should fit just slightly above the cuticle and extend just a bit beyond the tips.you then will want to smooth these out with the pink side of the nail tool,and file off any excess.

 Now, I will tell you that it does take a little patience. work from pinkie to thumb. You can even trim a bit with a small pair of cuticle scissors, if needed. I loved the look after finishing my first nail,and the whole process took less than half an hour to complete.

What they don't tell you: They do state on the box to use a top coat. What they forgot is that it is IMPERATIVE. This basically helps to seal the foil to your nails,and prevents it from lifting,as well as preventing normal wear and tear at the nail tips.
*** HINT**** Wrap the top coat slightly under your nail edges when applying, it will really make these last. I used CHI Ceramic Nail Base and Top Coat,and even after doing dishes and cleaning, day 2 they are still going strong,no peeling. 

It was so great to be able to get the Minx look without paying the big price tag. Will you be trying these??? Would love some feedback on it if you do. There's a pink and orange tiger print calling my name!

Would I buy these again? Yes, I thought they were great fun, and they are perfect for a "Night on the Town" look. I wasn't really sure how well they would wear, but was very impressed with the fact that they didn't lift after exposure to water and cleaning, etc.

They look very professional,and very much like someone spent hours on my nails. Another tip is to make sure you size these correctly. They should fit just slightly above the cuticle,and cover sides of nails completely.

Until next time~
Hugs and Hearts

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Feb 5, 2011

Love Is In The Air

BellevueGrl Says...."Let's Talk About Love"

Ah February,and Valentines Day is about a week away..What to buy for that special someone that holds your heart? BellevueGrl is here with some great ideas you both will love.

Guys,women adore flowers.They may not admit it,but we are secretly jealous when we see all those pretty bouquets coming in from all the little florists trucks all around town. Valentines Day is the perfect time for roses..but red is cliche. Try something different,like peach,orange,lavender,or something unexpected like white. A simple long stemmed  rose speaks volumes on it's own, and is so very romantic. Forget the mylar bouquets and opt instead for a beautiful white rose.place on a dresser,or bed,or next to a dinner plate and stir up a little romance.

Speaking of "stirring things up",try The Melting Pot. I'm a big fan of the Bellevue location; thanks to an amazing waitress , that has made Valentines Day memorable for quite a few years now. The place is dressed to the nines for the big day,but this year is featuring a special dinner on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday night for it's guests. Roses,balloons,candles everywhere,cheddar cheese/white wine fondue,to stir up a great conversation,salad,main course,and to die for chocolate and liqueur fondue for dessert. You'll fall in love dipping marshmallows into rich dripping chocolate. It's a bit costly,but for the food and the experience it is well worth it. Probably one of the most enjoyable nights out,and one you will both remember.

Some other great ideas on my list-

Create a basket of pampering bath essentials. Start with a heart shaped basket,then add bath gel,body lotion ,a candle in their favorite scent,then add the surprise of a bottle of wine. Many shops like Cost Plus,or Whole Foods Market has a special isle designed for wine for chocolate lovers. try Bath and Body Works,or the Body Shop.

Godiva-You can give a little of your heart without having to give up alot of cash.Most gifts are priced at $25,which is less than a night on the town,and still gets you a delighted smile.
Godiva 15 pc True Love Heart Box $25
12 pc Valentine's Day Truffle Gift Box $25.Gund 2011 Valentino the Bear $25 Simply the cutest bear! This year, he sports a tres  chic beret and red sweater,and holds 8 foil wrapped hearts. This one will win your heart.

 Let Love surround you this Valentines Day!

Until next time~

Hug and Hearts