TMG Faves: Sally Hansen® Miracle Gel™

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Sally Hansen® via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Sally Hansen®.

This past week – I had a little pamper party featuring Sally Hansen® Miracle Gel™ nail polishes!  We had a blast. I served wine punch (which is always good) we got to preview the latest and greatest from Sally Hansen and I gotta tell you, I am LOVING these polishes!!!  There is nothing like a long lasting manicure – wouldn’t you agree??? This is why when I first found out about gel polish, I was lowkey obsessed with it. It was perfect for me – the eternal klutz…forever smudging, getting fingerprints and ruining manicures. I am so impatient that I just can’t sit and wait until they are dry.  I can’t do it!  I loved the idea of leaving the salon and not having to worry if I was going to ruin my manicure when I grabbed my keys.

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So obviously when gel polish first came out – I was HOOKED!   I mean I was at the salon like clockwork every ten days.  That is until – I figured out it was weakening my nails (booooooo!).  So I started getting them done every other time.  Then…I finally gave them a rest for a while and haven’t really gone back.  I can’t stand when a regular polish manicure chips either!  So in protest, I was rocking the polish strips for a LONG time before I gave these babies a whirl.  What I love the MOST about Sally Hansen® Miracle Gel™ is that you can get salon worthy results AT HOME with minimal drying time! That….and all the fun colors.

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We tried Pink Cadillacquer, Purplexed (my personal favorite) and Hydro Electric but there are SO many more shades to explore (45 in all!!) all you have to do is put on two coats then the top coat and natural light will do the rest of the work for you!

This polish was dry before I poured my second glass of punch that’s how FAST it is!  In addition, it’s been at least 5 days and not a chip in sight!

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The Rundown:

  • 2 Steps
  • Up to 14 Days of Color & Shine
  • Easy Removal (just use polish remover!)
  • No light needed

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My perfect manicure tips are to always make sure you have plenty of remover and orange sticks just in case you color outside the lines (like me!) that and get creative!!  We did some accent fingers that were really fun but…I bet you could do a modified french mani with these too because they dry so fast!  I would put on your base color first and let that dry….then do the tip.  Let that dry and THEN put on your top coat.

Give these a try and let me know what you think!

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Sally Hansen® Miracle Gel™ At Last! Gel without the light!

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TMG Talks: 6 Tips to Keep You Forever Young…

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6 Tips to Keep You Forever Young – Skincare is a given, right?  I mean…it should be!  If you are a regular reader of this blog…by now, you MUST know I am obsessed with skincare.  That and sunscreen which I have been using since I was 15.  Using skincare is a routine, it’s not rocket science.  Take care of your skin and it will take care of you. The following are a few tips will keep your skin looking forever young…and who doesn’t want to defy age?

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A lot of people ask me what I do as a matter of routine to keep my skin looking young (besides using skincare on a regular basis), so I thought I would share some of those tips with you.

The Rundown:

  • Eat foods rich with Omegas 3, 6, 9 Way more fun than taking a pill. I was telling my son the other day that there are only a few animal proteins you can eat that are universally good for you and that is chicken or fish.  I usually choose fish.  I take bok choy and mushrooms and roast salmon on top for about 15 minutes. I could eat that every day for the rest of my life and never get tired of it. Plus it’s good for the skin and hair!
  • Use Sunscreen You should already be doing this (sideeye…) but if you aren’t, then PLEASE make sure you use SOMETHING. I like La Roche Posay Anthelios 60 for face and body.
  • Use a good brightening moisturizer as we get older, our skin can get dull and those pesky acne scars from our youth or more troubling dark spots tend to crop up.  Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream is a great option that is available at the drugstore.  This rich and creamy emulsion, keeps skin dark spot free, superbly moisturized and 100% luminous.
  • Exercise When it’s nice outside, I like to go on walks.  Just put on the headphones and go.  It’a great way to clear my head and it doesn’t feel like you are working out.
  • Juicing I invested in a juicer a while back because I love juices but HATE that they cost $9-15 per bottle.  I make my own juices and drink them on the go for glowy skin.
  • Tea Time I try to have a cup of caffeine free hot tea at bedtime to slow down my brain (which generally goes at 150MPH).  This helps.

Whatever YOU choose to do, make sure you try and incorporate something for yourself into your daily routine.

Stay Pretty!!

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Olay is a worldwide leader in skin care and has been trusted by women for over 60 years, maintaining its founding philosophy: to maintain a deep understanding of women’s changing needs and to combine products that fit their needs with the latest advances in skin care technology. Regenerist was created along those lines to address women’s anti-aging needs, and millions of women have tried it and loved it, making Regenerist the #1 anti-aging moisturizer.*

*Based on Nielsen data week ending 2/1/14.

TMG Faves: Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint…

Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint ($55) is my new favorite! Did I tell you I’m going to Paris?  I did??!!?  Sorry, I’m excited.  I just know It’s going to be a blast!  I also know that I have to streamline my packing because last time….I had the carry on from hell.  This time, I am DETERMINED to travel lighter.  That includes my makeup routine.  Did you know that French women don’t wear a lot of makeup?  It’s true.  I took a whole bunch of eye shadows that I never wore last time…so buh—BYE to that.  In France, it’s all about SKIN.  To that end, my new favorite is from Hourglass (who have been KILLING IT lately – wait til you see what they have up their sleeve for HOLIDAY!) Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint is a super light, blendable luminous foundation that feels like you are putting on your favorite moisturizer….only you get coverage.  Best of both worlds, right?  The formula contains advanced Hyaluronic acid in the form of filling spheres and peptides for lifting, firming and smoothing.  This will plump fine lines and wrinkles, tighten sagging skin, and delivers an unbelievably luminous glow. UVA/UVB SPF 15 helps protect skin from the sun.

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It has been repackaged and renamed (it used to be called a tinted moisturizer but it is SO much more than that).  The 1 oz tube is PERFECT for travel AND the formula is oil free so if you are oily and you aren’t concerned with being matte, then you can wear this too! They have also EXTENDED the shade range!  Yesss!  I am BETWEEN shades (story of my LIFE) so the shade I am wearing (Sable) is slightly too dark, but I buffed it out so I don’t care!!

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Giveaway: Ulta Too Faced Modern Matte Kit…

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How would you like an exclusive Ulta Too Faced Modern Matte kit for yourself??  Hey BAES!! I have a little giveaway for you! Are you checking out Ulta's 21 Days of Beauty?? There are still a few days left to get some deals... 9/23: CK One … [Continue reading]

TMG Faves: Caudalie Premiere Cru La Creme

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Caudalie Premiere Cru La Creme is perfect for cooler weather! Hello darlings!!! I'm sorry I have been MIA - but I have been burning the candle at both ends. I am traveling back to Paris next month for another Paris Beauty Tour with the fabulous Julia … [Continue reading]

Steal This: ULTA 21 Days of Beauty Fall 2014…

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Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Fall 2014 beauty event is already in full swing! There are some unbelievable deals in this bi-annual SALE-a bration (like Clarisonic brush heads are BOGO on 9/17 - HELLLOOOOO!)  You may remember the event from this past spring … [Continue reading]

Fashion Week: Get The Look – Oscar de la Renta S/S 15…

Gucci Westman Backstage at Oscar de la Renta S/S 15

Get The Look - Oscar de la Renta S/S 15!  The beauty look for Oscar de la Renta at NYFW was a soft, pretty and wearable creation from makeup artist Gucci Westman for Hourglass.  It was classic and polished with a dash of modern edge. Backstage at … [Continue reading]

TMG Faves: Space NK Apothecary Autumn Beauty Edit…

SpaceNK Autumn Beauty Edit 2014

It's that time again! The Space NK Apothecary Autumn Beauty edit is here!  Tomorrow...September 10, Space NK will host the “Autumn Beauty Edit” event across all of their 23 U.S. locations. Even if you usually skip most beauty GWP events (how much … [Continue reading]

Fashion Week: Creatures of the Wind S/S 15 with NARS…

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Creatures of the Wind S/S 15 with NARS.  Fashion Week is here again!!  Even though I am not attending NYFW this season, I can still show you some looks that I feel like you can take from runway to realway!  NARS Director of Global Artistry James … [Continue reading]

TMG Project: Johnson’s Baby Rock Star Glam Suite…

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My Johnson's Baby Rockstar Glam Suite was a total hit!!  So, a few weeks back, I teamed up with Johnson's Baby, The Sheraton Tyson's Corner and celebrity makeup artist Ketta Vaughn to create a "Rockstar Glam Suite" called Sipping Social.   This was … [Continue reading]

CoverGirl Looks That Rock Viewing Party + Giveaway!

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CoverGirl Looks That Rock Viewing Party + Giveaway! Hey hey!! Okay so we had the BEST time the other night when we literally shut down Brix and Ale at the Sheraton in Tyson's Corner for our MTV VMA Viewing party. We had goody bags packed with the … [Continue reading]

Red Carpet Beauty: Beyoncé’s Nails at the VMAs…

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Beyoncé's nails at the VMAs were just as showstopping as her 15 minute medley performance at the end of the show!  She looked AMAZING from her red carpet walk to her flawlessly executed performance and finally her press room celebration for her 4 … [Continue reading]

Red Carpet Beauty: Robin Wright at the 2014 Emmy Awards…

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Robin Wright at the 2014 Emmy Awards.  Robin Wright gets better and better with age.  I love her pixie cut, the fact that she can and she is a damn good actress.  Celebrity makeup artist Tricia Sawyer created the look for Robin Wright for tonight’s … [Continue reading]

Secret Ingredient: Kale Beauty Products!

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Kale Beauty Products!! KALE, the all around trendy superfood (which I love, by the way) has moved from the salad bowl and into your beauty cabinets. A growing number of heavy-hitting brands are capitalizing on the phytonutrient, antioxidant, vitamin, … [Continue reading]

TMG Project: MTV VMA’s Twitter Party This Sunday!!

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Hey hey babies!  Who doesn't love a party??  A twitter party that is! After last year's event with the Robin Thicke/Miley Cyrus twerking disaster (that really was the beginning of the end for him wasn't it?), I'm quite certain that SOMETHING … [Continue reading]

Beauty News: Allure Magazine Partners with Beauty Booked….

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Allure magazine partners with Beauty Booked to create an online/mobile booking solution for salons/spas.  Allure is already the authority in this area (I LOVE the Salon/Spa directory in there, I have found many a new spot that way) so the app part is … [Continue reading]

TMG Faves: Smashbox Full Exposure Palette…

Smashbox Full Exposure Palette

I don't usually get excited about eyeshadow palettes but this Smashbox Full Exposure Palette [$49] has changed my mind! These are 14 shadows that you will DEFINITELY reach for over and over for hundreds of combinations.  I usually find that I only … [Continue reading]

TMG Faves: Blo Blow Dry Bar…

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Blo Blow Dry Bar has opened a new location!  Few things make me happier in life - one of them is getting my hair blown dry by someone else!  It's always straighter, smoother and lasts longer than any at home blow dry I give myself (I'm good...but I'm … [Continue reading]