Just in time for Oktoberfest season, the last of my manis inspired by the flags of my heritage…the German flag! I used Sally Hansen Miracle Gel “Stilettos and Studs,” Bésame Cosmetics “Holiday Red,” and Sally Hansen Miracle Gel “Sunbrella” for the colors representing the stripes of the flag, and Sally Hansen Miracle Gel “Hi Ho Silver” to bookend the look.
The second mani in my heritage series is inspired by the Hungarian flag. I used Bésame Cosmetics in “Holiday Red,” Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in “Get Mod” and Holo Taco in “Wicked Potion” for the iconic stripes of the flag, and Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in “Game of Chromes” for the thumb and pinkie. And what better way to showcase this look than a bottle of Tony Packo’s Hungarian Paprika!
Today is the first of a series of three very special Mani Mondays featuring looks that represent the flags of my heritage. I’m beginning with the one closet to me, the red and white flag of Austria, the birthplace of my grandfather. I alternated Bésame Cosmetics “Holiday Red” with Sally Hansen Miracle Gel “Get Mod” to create the stripes, and of course I couldn’t leave out the edelweiss!
Today’s Mani Monday is inspired by Bunny’s new college, which begins classes today. I did a single nail of Sally Hansen Miracle Gel “Stilettos & Studs,” and alternated Bésame Cosmetics “Holiday Red” with Sally Hansen Miracle Gel “Get Mod” on the rest.
This week’s manicure is inspired by the blazing colors of summer, with Bésame Cosmetics “Holiday Red,” plus Sally Hansen Miracle Gel “Eternally Grapefruit” and “Sunbrella” with a shimmering, golden Unicorn top coat.
Coronation Day is almost here! In honor of the event, I planned a very special mani inspired by the cross of St. George and saltires of St. Patrick and St. Andrew that make up the Flag of the United Kingdom. This one gave me a lot of trouble, because I can’t make a skinny, straight line with a nail polish brush to save my life, but as uneven as it looks, this is actually the better of my two attempts (I had to completely remove the polish from the first try because it looked so terrible)! It’s the thought that counts, though, and I think it’s a fun way to celebrate an historic event. It features Bésame Cosmetics “Holiday Red,” Sally Hansen Miracle Gel “Get Mod,” and Holo Taco “Twice in a Blue Moon.”
Today I’m taking a look at a most unexpected lipstick!
You might not think blue is my color, at least not as far as lipstick goes, but that’s the beauty of this particular shade from Bésame Cosmetics…their beautiful “Magic Pink!” It’s inspired by the famous dress scene from Sleeping Beauty, and the color changes as you put it on to create a signature shade of pink!
It really is just the shade of pink I imagined when I thought of the perfect shade for me!
I love cosmetics that are not only beautiful, but also fun!
Christmas may be over, but it’s always a good time for Bésame Cosmetics Holiday Red nail polish, which I think is the prettiest shade of red ever! Photos really don’t do it justice, because you just can’t see the lovely gold shimmer or the high shine.
My latest mani is a simple one inspired by that classic Christmas treat, the candy cane. I alternated ILNP Mega (a holographic silver) and Bésame Cosmetics Holiday Red (a classic bright red with a bit of gold sparkle).
Would you believe that I’ve never found a shade of red lipstick that I actually like on myself? Until recently, that is! Bésame Cosmetics began offering a “Holiday Red” lipstick and nail polish set prior to Christmas, and I figured if ever there was going to be a red that suited me, it would be a holiday shade!
I wasn’t wrong. This gorgeous bright red lipstick with gold shimmer was inspired by Lite Brite Christmas ornaments from the 50s, and is just perfect for me!
This is also the first time I’ve tried a Bésame nail polish, and I really like it. It wore well, even though I was really busy in the kitchen getting ready for Christmas. And I love the vintage shape of the bottle!
Red lipstick is such an iconic part of a retro look, and I always felt kind of left out…I’m really excited to have finally found a formula of the classic bold shade that makes me feel confident!