Top 5 Favorite Nail Polishes!

Yayy! I’m so excited to talk about something different from makeup. So today I’m gonna talk about my favorite nail polishes. I have no included gel on purpose, that will be for another day. I have rated the nail polishes based of of long wearing, colors, consistency, overall just amazing nail polishes.

1. OPI

 

This is my all time favorite nail polish brand……I know I know, you’re probably not surprised. This nail polish is so long lasting, so pigmented and soooo smooth to apply. It can be found in just about any nail salon across american and it will be my forever favorite. The color above is my favorite color polish of all time- big apple red. It is just so classic and red nail polish never goes out of style. OPI is an amazing brand and always has the best trendy colors for every season.

OPI can be found at Ulta or Target for about $10.50

http://www.ulta.com/brand/opi

 

2. Essie

 

Obviously, another fan fave! My favorite thing about this nail polish brand is the colors. They have the funnest colors out of any brand! They have the best pinks and the best blues and the best purples! If you are in the mood for a fun bright different nail polish, Essie is the brand for you. I love so many of their colors that I literally struggled for a picture for you guys. I was planning on posting a picture of my favorite color from each brand I love then I got to Essie…impossible. For me personally, the wear time isn’t that great. It lasts on me about 2/3 days before it starts to chip. But don’t let that deter you- I have plenty of friends who say this nail polish lasts a long time. Either way, still one of my favorite brands.

Essie can be found at Target or Ulta for about $9

http://www.ulta.com/nail-polish?productId=xlsImpprod1320170

 

3. Cina Glaze

Image result for china glaze pool party

 

China Glaze is my OG fave. I use to wear these bright vibrant colors all the time. This is similar to OPI in the wear time. This is a great long wearing nail polish with fun bright colors. The only bad thing I can say about this nail polish is the pigmentation. It definitely takes a few coats for this to cover. But again a great nail polish.

China Glaze can be found at Ulta or Sally Beauty Supply

http://www.ulta.com/nail-lacquer-with-hardeners?productId=VP12102

 

4. Sally Hansen: Insta-Dri

Everyone needs to have at least 1 bottle of this in their collection. Do yourself a favor and go to the store and buy a color that goes with everything or that you could wear over and over again. Buy yourself a nude, light pink or even an everyday red. This is the perfect nail polish for a girl on the run! If you are anything like me…you will not leave the house without your toes painted. Every girl knows the feeling when you have limited time to get ready and your rushing around. You’re about to run out the door in 10 minutes when you look down and your toes aren’t painted…ughh!! Do not fear! This is where this guy comes in handy. When I say this nail polish completely dries in less than 30 seconds, I’m not even joking. So when you have 10 minutes before you have to leave slap this on your nails and you’re good to go. No, this isn’t the best quality nail polish and no it’s not going to last weeks on end. But I added it to faves list cuz it’s literally a life saver.

You can find Sally Hansen: Insta-Dri at Target for about $4

 

5. ORLY

Love this nail polish solely for the purpose of the neons that they have. This color right here is literally what I wore everyday in college. The color is called beach cruiser and it is the perfect neon pink. The picture literally does no justice. The oranges, limes and yellows are fantastic. The only downfall is it deff takes a few coats. It isn’t very pigmented but the good news is it deff lasts a while.

You can find ORLY nail polish at Ulta for about $8.99

http://www.ulta.com/brand/orly

 

Please please please tell me your favorite nail polish brands and colors. I’m always looking for new colors and brands to try out!

until next time!

xoxo

ashley beth

 

 

Favorite Product Friday- Beauty Blender

 

Beautyblender- the original

 

What is it?

A glorified cosmetic sponge

 

How much?

$20

 

Where to purchase?

http://www.sephora.com/beautyblender-P228913?skuId=1151869&icid2=products%20grid:p228913

Why you need it?

Anyone who puts makeup on needs this product. I don’t care if you wear makeup 365 days a year or 1 day a year, you need this in your kit. This little guy has so many different uses. You can use it for applying foundation, concealer, contour, moisturizers even powders! Compared to other beauty sponges, this sponge does not suck up all your product. I bought this sponge about 5 years ago and when I tell you I have not used anything else to apply my foundation. Read the directions!!! Make sure you properly prep this sponge. If you wet the sponge properly and give it optimal drying time this will not suck up your foundation and it will leave you with a flawless finish.

Ashley Beth Tip*** Apply your foundation with a brush, like the Morphe m439 and pounce the beauty blender on after for a flawless, seamless, smooth look.

 

Email me or comment below! I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences with this product!

Xoxo

Ashley beth

Palette Spot Light- Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hill’s Modern Renaissance Palette

This palette is pure gold! This might be the palette of 2016! This palette is life changing and #goals. Here is what the Modern Renaissance Palette has to offer…

Tempera – Velvety beige with an ultra-matte finish

Golden Ochre – Earthy yellow with an ultra-matte finish

Vermeer – Iridescent shell with a metallic finish

Buon Fresco – Antique lavender with an ultra-matte finish

Antique Bronze – Metallic sable with a satin finish

Love Letter- Raspberry with an ultra-matte finish

Cyprus Umber- Dark coffee with an ultra-matte finish

Realgar- Brick with an ultra-matte finish

Warm Taupe- Earthy gray with an ultra-matte finish

Venetian Red- Crimson with an ultra-matte finish

Red Ochre- Sienna with an ultra-matte finish

Primavera- shimmery gold dust with a metallic finish

Burnt Orange- deep orange with an ultra-matte finish

Raw Sienna- neutral amber with an ultra-matte finish

The Good

-amazing creamy formula

-best shades of red

-extremely pigmented

-obsessed with the velvet packaging

-shades blend very nicely

The Bad

-a lot of fallout

-I feel like I can’t use just this pallette

– I feel like there isn’t a lot of eyeshadow in each pan

Overall

I will buy this palette time and time again. This palette really inspires me to stray away from the norm. Everything from the mustardy browns to the deep pinky reds. The looks you can create with this palette is honestly endless.

http://www.sephora.com/modern-renaissance-eye-shadow-palette-P409118?skuId=1820406&keyword=ANASTASIA%20BEVERLY%20HILLS%20Modern%20Renaissance%20Eye%20Shadow%20Palette

 

***Ashley Beth tip: Go in with a very light hand! This eyeshadow tends to have a lot of fallout and is very deeply pigmented. When working with the reds I always go in very lightly. Remember you can always add more!

Email me or comment below! I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences with this product!

Xoxo

Ashley beth