Fifty Shades of Green!


Fifty Shades of Green?  This winter it’s all about emerald, army and forest greens to add that pop of color to your nails this season! Above my nail tech Jade Brown from Stem Hair and Body Salon used CND Shellac in Indigo first as the base color than used CND Shellac in an Emerald shade as top coat to achieve this look.  If you are on a tight budget you can create this look yourself. There are many colors online or available at your nearest CVS, Walgreens, or Walmart to achieve these nails. Below I have listed some affordable brands and colors that can warm up your hands this winter season!

Cover Girl in “Constant Caribbean”  Essie in “Naughty Nautical” Sally Hansen in “Jade.”



HO HO Holiday Nails!

Looking for an affordable added accessory for this years family or company holiday party? No need to stress, one affordable way you can get the glitz and glamour of the holiday spirit is with the latest holiday nail colors and designs.

This winter its all about deep reds, moody blues and forest green nail colors. Whether its gel, dipped powder, or do it yourself its an added accessory we all can afford! I like to treat myself every month with a gel manicure from my girl Jade at Stem Hair and Body. The look below she used OPI “Bogota Blackberry”for the deep red color, OPI “Ornament To Be Together” for the glitter nail and CND “Cream Puff” for the white base with “Bogota Blackberry” and “Ornament To Be Together” to complete the polka dots.

OPI Gel collection in Bogota Blackberry, Ornament To Be Together and CND Cream Puff.



The next look is achieved with a painted nail art technique. Kerry is wearing OPI Gel in “Arctic Snow” for base and glitter gel colors in green, orange, and gold.  OPI gel nail colors in green, yellow, and red were applied to complete the Christmas tree. This look was created  by Susan at Soho Nails and Spa LLC in Gladstone, MO.

OPI “Arctic Snow” gel base. Glitter Gels in green, orange, and gold. OPI gel colors in green, yellow, and red for the tree.




Everyone needs a little “Soap and Glory.”

The newest bath and body product to hit the US is the British beauty brand “Soap and Glory.”I found this gem of a product when I was browsing the cosmetic area at my local Walgreens. It was founded by Marcia Kilgore in 2006 who wanted a skin care line that rivaled the expensive lines but was affordable.

“Soap and Glory” carries everything from their “Sexy Mother Pucker” lip gloss to their bath and body products “The Righteous Butter” body lotion and “Clean on Me” shower gel. Gotta love the catchy titles! These are very affordable from $8 for one product to $25 for their gift sets.  Products can be purchased on Amazon, at Target or your local drugstore. If you’re looking for an inexpensive fun holiday gift or stocking stuffer these would make great gifts!

I myself purchased the “Righteous Butter” body lotion and “Clean on Me” shower gel. I absolutely love them. It’s very comparable to Bath and Body works but has a citrus scent and very luxurious texture. These products keep me moisturized all day.

What’s wrong with a little “Soap and Glory” in your life?


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“Soap and Glory Righteous Butter Body Lotion and Clean on Me Shower Gel.”