Friday, December 9, 2016

Series | Feature Friday!

No interview today, but that's because Krissy is taking over! Be sure to check out her socials and if you recreate her nail look below be sure to tag both of us on IG and use #polishedandbubblytakeover
Don't forget to get entered in the giveaway it ends Monday at midnight! Oh and tomorrow 12/10 I'm taking over The Best Beauties @thebestbeauties on snapchat! Go give them a follow so you can see my face all day :) xo!

DIY Glitter Christmas Tree Nail Art
Hey y'all! My I'm Krissy from Krissy's Makeup Nook!
Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I love the joy the season brings and I especially love decking everything out in Christmas decorations. From my house to my wardrobe, starting the day after Thanksgiving, I find a way surround myself with Christmas cheer.
As a mom-on-a-budget it can be tricky to find ways to spread that cheer without breaking the bank. This DIY nail art design is a very inexpensive way to show your Christmas spirit using items you either already own or can purchase at my favorite store, the Dollar Tree.
To begin this design, paint your nails with your favorite red polish. I've used this Sinful Colors polish from the Kylie Trend Matters collection in the shade Miss Klaws. This polish collection is honestly not a favorite of mine but I do love this particular shade. It's a true red and when I apply a top coat, the matte formula yields to allow a glossy finish.
Next, find green and gold loose glitter, (I used glitter from a Dollar Tree nail kit!) a clear top coat (also from the Dollar Tree), and an orange wood stick.
Use the top coat to adhere the loose glitter to your nails in the shape of a Christmas tree. You can be totally creative in this step. There are endless designs you can make using loose glitter pieces so let your creativity flow girl!
Then simply seal your design on your nail using the same top coat and voila! Your nails are Christmas ready and you have plenty of money left to buy that 10 ft. tall Santa decoration you've had your eye on. ;)
For step by step instructions on this nail design, check out this video on my Youtube channel!
Thank you bunches, Kayla, for inviting me to guest post on your blog! You are the absolute sweetest beauty friend and I'm so grateful to have met you girl!
Xo- K 💖
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Thursday, December 8, 2016

4pm pick me up!

sticking with the youtube theme, check out Rach's latest Pinterest hack video! Xo!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Holiday Fun!

Last week I gave you a list of my favorite holiday must watch movies. Well today I'm back with another thing I wait all year for...vlogmas! If you don't know what that is, it's youtuber's video series where they vlog everyday until Christmas. I don't actually know why I'm SO obsessed with these, but every year I have to watch. I only watch a few because honestly if you miss a day or two, you could spend all day catching up depending on how many you watch. It's like following around your fave internet peeps in their day to day lives. Super addicting. Here are the Vlogmas' I absolutely cannot miss!

Tee and Ess aka EleventhGorgeous 

Jenny Claire Fox she's bomb at nail art too, so bonus!

Mireya's List this is a new one to me, but she's a fellow ipsyOS member so I have to support my girl!

Do you have any random Holiday tradition you just can't miss? Let me know in the comments, xo! Oh and if you watch any Vlogmas, leave them too...cause I can watch them all year long...can't stop, won't stop, xx!

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Gift Guide | For Her

Today is my first gift guide for her and I literally want everything listed. I think that's key when making gift guides, pick out all the things that you want and call it a gift guide, cause another wish list would be too much....amiright?!

hats 1, 2, 3
headphones 1, 2

cute mugs 1, 2, 3

What's on your wish list? Let me know in the comments below and don't forget to enter my giveaway cause what's better than winning makeup? Not much, xo!

Monday, December 5, 2016

a book in review!


Holly Johansson knows some things in her life are certain after college graduation:

1.) It’s a long road to become a full-time author.
2.) She’ll need to work to pay her bills.
3.) And Dallas Demons superstar Matt Rhinelander will never return her feelings.

Holly knows her unrequited crush on the partying hockey player is ridiculous. There’s no way Matt would be attracted to a woman who prefers nights in watching TV or reading books when he’s known for his frequent bar hops and fast lifestyle. Obviously he would never see her as anything other than his teammate’s little sister.

Yet Holly is drawn to the other side of Matt—the man she knows has always been thoughtful and easy to talk to whenever she’s been alone with him. It is this Matt that fueled the crush Holly has on him. And she knows it will always be just that—a secret crush.

Or will it?

Because when Matt helps Holly through a crisis, her heart begins to believe that there might be feelings on his part, too. After a night of hard partying puts Matt in jeopardy with the Dallas Demons, can Holly be the one to save him? And when Matt admits he sees her as more than Nate Johansson’s sister, will it put both of them on thin ice?


I received this book in exchange for an honest review. Where do I start? Honestly, I think that Aven was put on this earth for 2 reasons, 1; to be a mother figure in my life and 2; to write romcoms. Her scenes are written with such detail and you can feel each moment with the characters. Now with that being said, Matt & Holly are my ABSOLUTE fave leads to date! PER-FREAKING-FECTION. Their chemistry is everything. From the opening scene to the last line, I promise you won't be able to put this one down. I think that where Aven's books differ from other romcoms is her sense to make the character so real. Holly is the most real female lead I've read in a really long time. She is you, she's me! I swear I thought of her as a real friend while reading On Thin Ice. And Matt, well Matt is what will have you turning the pages quick. His attitude and charm is exactly what I'd like my next boyfriend to have. He is the definition of a book boyfriend. Please do yourself a favor and pick up On Thin Ice. It will be your little me time Holiday timeout that you didn't even know you needed, xo! 
*and if you purchase this book before 12/12 and email me: a screenshot of your order confirmation, you will be entered 5 times into my BIG blogiversay giveaway!


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I live in the Dallas area with my family. I enjoy clipping out recipes I will never get around to trying, working out, and chatting with friends on social media. I’m a hockey nut (Go Stars!) and watch as much as humanly possible. I also love shopping and fashion and admit to being obsessed with whatever the Duchess of Cambridge is wearing. In addition to be obsessed with the Duchess, I’m equally obsessed with any show or cookbook featuring Gordon Ramsay.


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Tour Dates

Polished & Bubbly 5-Dec-2016
Holly Martin6-Dec-2016
Simona's Corner of Dreams7-Dec-2016
Star Crossed Reviews8-Dec-2016
M's Bookshelf9-Dec-2016
Always Books12-Dec-2016
BookLoverWorm 13-Dec-2016
Girl vs Books14-Dec-2016
Comet Babes Books15-Dec-2016
BrizzleLass Books16-Dec-2016
Book Scents17-Dec-2016

Friday, December 2, 2016

Series | Feature Friday!

When I met the AMAZINGLY talented Pepper B, I knew she was special. I had the priviledge of meeting her in the Sephora in Boston at an Urban Decay event. She was so down to earth, beautiful, killer at makeup-her's was A1, and her personality was uplifting. She wanted to exchange IGs immediately once she found out I was a beauty blogger and even messaged me right after to say how good it was to meet me. Pepper signs each email with "Beauty isn't an action it's a mindset" and that's advice I'll take with me. Get to know her and be sure to check out her website: and IG: @downtownpepper

p&b-how did you get into makeup? 
When did you know this was the career path for you?

I developed a passion for beauty as a child watching my late mom get ready in the mornings seeing the transformation and how she made her self look good and feel good. In my late teens I started to freelance I saw how knowledgable and effortless I was and decided that this would be my life career. 

p&b-what’s your favorite thing about the beauty industry? What’s your least favorite thing?

My favorite part about the industry is interacting with different women all shapes, sizes and race and still having that common area. Changing people's mood and making them feel good. 

My least favorite part is how over saturated the industry is. 

p&b-if you could collab with any brand, what would it be?

 I would love to collaborate with the lip bar and or floss gloss those are lines that both hold a special part in my heart which are totally different genres. 

I love indie lines they are way more free in concept.  

p&b-favorite Urban Decay product?

The B6 setting spray along with the all nighter foundation are my two favorite right now! I have a different favorite product from urban decay every week!! 

p&b-favorite non-Urban product? 
Juvias Place Nubian Palette I love the original it's such a staple palette the mixture of textured shadows and browns are amazing.  

p&b-what’s one beauty product you think everyone needs in their makeup bag?

Ive been obsessed with sculpting my face lately, no hard contour no creams no sticks just a good soft sculpt with a warm blush powder or sculpting duo. So I think it's something that serves so much purpose in a makeup bag. You can use it for blush contour sculpting and your eyes etc 

p&b-if you weren’t an amazing makeup artist, what would you be doing?

I would be radio personality, I love public speaking and I've done online radio and I'm a natural! 

p&b-where do you see yourself in 5 years? 

Where I see myself in 5 years is where I will be in 3. I am a firm believer in speaking things into existence, however not just speaking actually planning the steps to make your dreams come to fruition.  

After undergoing rebranding earlier this year I see my business totally evolved I see myself out there educating women on beauty through classes events and way more interaction. I'll be in a city near you sharing my passion for beauty. 

p&b-any advice for anyone who wants to get into the beauty industry?

Do it because you truly love it, not because it looks fun or for a pay check and you will go so far.!!

p&b-go to coffee order? 
I don't drink coffee! But my drink of choice is the largest size of a iced chai with almond milk and extra ice. 

p&b-describe your ideal day
My ideal day consist of a sheet mask and sitting at the computer writing and interacting with my viewers on the website. 

p&b- name 5 things in your purse right now

Pepper. B lipstick power bank 
Action plan planner 
Vanity life kiss and tell head phones 
My camera 
And one lipstick 

Believe it or not I don't travel with much makeup anymore. 
p&b-3 products anyone starting out in makeup needs

I think starting out with products aren't important first a game plan is. Don't waste money on makeup when you haven't narrowed down what genre of make up you want to do. Start your plan first. My first kit I had was 200 bucks now I have 200 dollar items in my kit.  Merely because I started with a plan. I didn't focus on the amount of products I needed I focused on the amount of people I need to touch in order to display my talent.
p&b-what’s next for you and your brand?

The next step for Meet Pepper B is a ton of new additions to the e-commerce shop. There will be beauty accessories along with branded items everything in the shop is absolutely amazing. I'm jumping in my seat thinking about the idea of the amount of products that will be coming to the shop.  Also for holiday I will be giving away a master class that will consist of a two day one on one with me for two hours with make up pro make up school. Please refer to my Instagram in order to see details

Thursday, December 1, 2016

4pm pick me up!

O.M.G. Xo

ps- happy birthday to this QUEEN tomorrow. Always one of my biggest Woman crushes!