Glitter Nail Polishes from SpaRitual {Shop the Looks}

I love glitter nail color because it can be worn in so many ways. You can wear it on its own for a special occasion like I did on New Year’s Eve, or you can layer it over your favorite shade. Lately I’ve also been loving the statement nail trend, where you paint one nail with glitter and leave the rest in a neutral color.

I usually love a sparkly gold glitter polish, and SpaRitual offers that and so many other glitter nail lacquers that are both vegan and 5-free. Shel Pink, SpaRitual and Slow Beauty founder, has five must-have glitter looks for 2015, perfect for both everyday or special occasions.

SpaRitual Glitter Nail Polishes

Gold: Soul / White: Snow Globe / Pink: Beyond Love

Purple: Living / Green: Home


According to Shel Pink, “These five SpaRitual glitters are the perfect complement to showcase your personal style for 2015.” In addition to these colors, SpaRitual has lots of other great glittery shades, and I can’t wait to try out more of them,

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SpaRitual Beyond Love Nail Polish

**Disclosure: While I was provided samples for review, all opinions are my own.**

Manicure Tips & Giveaway from Trind Nails

I was recently introduced to hand and nail care brand Trind, which has been around for more than 25 years overseas in Europe. Their products are all made with high quality ingredients that strengthen nails and help them grow, while also conditioning both nails and cuticles – and isn’t that exactly what we’re all looking for in nail products?

Trind Nails

Trind offers lots of great nail colors, from bold reds and cool blues, to neutral nudes and grays – perfect for people like me that like to switch it up on a weekly basis. And while these nail polishes are great, Trind is really known for their nail care systems, such as the Moist & Shiny Kit shown above.

The Trind Moist & Shiny Kit will give you strong, healthy nails in just two weeks. The set comes with instructions for simple, once-a-day care that will rejuvenate your nails with a combination of strength and moisture. The Kit includes:

  • Trind Nail-Magic – gives you perfectly smooth, shiny nails
  • Trind Moisturizing Nail Balsam – contains natural moisturizers that hydrate dry, brittle nails
  • Trind Nail Repair – will strengthen your nails and prevent discoloration

Trind has some great manicure tips to share – and be sure to enter to win your own Trind Nails set by entering the giveaway below!

  • Even if your nails do not have nail polish to be removed before doing your nails, use Trind’s acetone free Extra Mild Nail Polish Remover to better prepare the nail plate. This will remove any grease and/or residue so your polish will adhere better and last much longer.
  • To push back the cuticles, first soak your hands in warm water for a few minutes. Pushing back your cuticles should never be painful.
  • While filing your nails, you can check your progress by running them down a pair of old nylons. If your nails snag on the nylons, you have some additional buffing to do.
  • Start with the Trind Moisturizing Nail Balsam for moisture and then use base coat to properly prepare the nail plate as your canvas before applying your favorite shade of polish.  A base coat also helps protect and maintain the strength of your nails.
  • Apply many thin coats of your polish rather than one thick coat. It will dry quicker and last longer.
  • Apply your polish like a professional in three strokes. Take a small amount of polish on your brush and apply one stroke down the center of your nail. Then apply strokes on the left and right. Do not use more nail polish. One brush dip should equal three strokes of application.
  • Give your nail polish at least 1 to 3 minutes drying time between coats when doing your nails at home. This will give you a nice even sheen and lasting finish.
  • Apply the top coat only after your polish is completely dry to the touch. It may be a pain to wait out the drying time but you’ll thank yourself later.
  • Chips and cracks to your nail polish are just plain annoying. Part of the preventative maintenance of your manicure is re-applying or “touching up” the top coat. It won’t make your polish last forever, but it will give you some extra mileage.
  • Don’t forget to apply base coat, nail polish, and top coat across the nail edge too.  This helps seal the ends and prevent chips.
  • You manicure doesn’t like added moisture.  Avoid soaking your hands in water if you can, and use a pair of gloves when you can’t!

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Giveaway! Now through November 24, 2014, you can enter to win your own Trind Nails prize pack, valued at $90. One lucky winner will receive a Trind Moist & Shiny Kit (Nail Magic Buffer, Moisturizing Nail Balsam, and Nail Repair), three Caring Colors nail polishes (Red Shimmer, Dark Tan and Deep Blue Shimmer) and a makeup bag. Please note, this giveaway is being offered on multiple blogs and there is a limit of one prize per winner across all participating blogs. Open to US and Canadian residents.

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**While I was provided samples for this review, all opinions are my own.

October’s Beauty Box 5 {Review}

For the past few months, I’ve been reviewing the Beauty Box 5 subscription box on a monthly basis. October’s beauty box didn’t disappoint, and before I share the great products from it, below is a quick rundown of how Beauty Box 5 works, giving you the opportunity to try out hair, makeup and skincare products at a fraction of their full price.


  • Go to and sign up for a monthly subscription for $12 each month (less if you purchase for the quarter or year)
  • Receive five deluxe samples and full-sized beauty, hair and skincare products from top brands delivered right to your door each month
  • Post an Instagram pic of your Beauty Box 5 and include #bb5fave and @beautybox5 for a chance to win five full-size versions of the products
  • If you don’t win, head back over to to purchase full-size versions of the products you loved

October’s Beauty Box 5 includes items from ChapStick, Nanacoco, Extend Your Beauty, Lashem and Bellapierre Cosmetics. Read on for more on each of these beauty products!

  • ChapStick Dual-Ended Hydration Lock: As a lip gloss addict, I can’t go anywhere without at least a few in my bag at a time. I love this new ChapStick because it’s 2-in-1 – a conditioning SPF ChapStick for daytime and then tamanu oil and natural butters that replenish your lips at night. ($3)
  • Bellapierre Cosmetics Cheek and Lip StainMuch like the ChapStick above, I’m a big fan of products that do double duty, and this cheek and lip stain does exactly that. For some reason I tend to stick to powder blushes, but I did like this cheek stain. It’s easy to blend and the pink color is very natural looking. It also worked well as a lip stain – layer it on and blend until you get the color you want! ($20)
  • Extend Your Beauty Cosmetic ToolIf you’ve ever had a hard time getting the last of your beauty products out of the bottle, this tool is for you. It’s even dishwasher safe! ($5.50)
  • Nanacoco Nail Polish – Mermaid LakeThis blue shimmer nail polish is very fun and playful. I tried it out on my toes when I went on vacation and it was a nice change from my usual bright pink. ($4)
  • Lashem Picture Perfect Instant Wrinkle ReducerApply this serum to your face after cleansing to reduce fine lines and give you a great glow. It also works as a primer, creating a smooth surface to apply makeup to. ($40)

For more on Beauty Box 5, you can check out my first post about the subscription box or visit and be sure to follow the brand on FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube and Pinterest.

**This post was originally written and published by me on Also, while I was provided a sample for review, all opinions are my own.