Monday, July 6, 2015

#ManiMonday Vol. 8 - Sweet Summertime Nails

Happy Monday! Now that the 4th of July has come and gone, I was really feeling something super Summery for my nails. So I got out my box of polishes and searched for inspiration.  I came up with a cute and simple ombre that just said summer.

Check out the set up below and read more to get my quick takes on the polishes and to see the final look.




Start with a Spark! Vol. 12

Hello friends! Are you ready for this post-celebration week? 

I really loved this quote about never giving up.  It's really fitting as I come back to the blog.  I'll be honest and say that when I have had such a long absence from blogging, I was hesitant to come back. Not because I didn't want to, but because I was worried how people would react.  Regardless,  I'm here and ready to do my best. 

Start this week with a spark and don't let a case of the Mondays get you down. 


Love and  Doves, 
SCB 

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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sexy Skin Sunday! Toners

I hope everyone enjoyed a long and relaxing weekend and celebrated the 4th of July of your dreams!

So I'm just picking up where I left off with Sexy Skin Sunday and today we are going to talk about toners.

One of the struggles when discussing toners is the fact that there are several types of products that are placed within the toner category.  You have your astringents, your tonics and your fresheners and any combination of the three.  You also have your cleansers that include toners, and it can all be overwhelming.  Not to mention that toners have a reputation for being super dying for your skin so, people have a tendency to stay away from them, but I personally feel that toners are a super important part of your skin care routine.  Here's why:


Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 10th Birthday Giambattista Valli!

I die.  I heard about this collection what feels like forever ago, and it's finally coming out!!!!! EEEEEEKKKKK! Giambattista Valli loves color and flowers that served as the perfect inspiration for his collaboration with MAC.  I mean I just can't with the colors and the packaging.  It's beautiful. Keep reading to see all the pretty pictures.