Valentie's Day Nail Inspo & Gifts

Happy Valentine’s Week of Love!

I know y’all enjoyed my Revel Nails dip manicure post, so I wanted to share my fun V-day nail inspo! I’ve been addicted to having my nails done ever since I learned how to do my own dip, and want to show you how easy it is to add fun designs & decals!

My first post explains the steps of dipping your nails here. I add my own nail tips now too and have been changing up the colors to make it more fun! Here are my nails from last week ~ I loved these but wanted to try something more colorful and fun for actual Valentine’s day! I bought the heart decals on Etsy.

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Here are my nails I did this week! I love the sparkles and different shades of pink. I used Runway on thumb, hush on pointer and pinky, Victoria on middle finger, and Lovely on ring finger.

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If you want 10% off your first order use this link to shop! I hope you all enjoyed this post ~ Happy Valentine’s Day!

XO,

Megs

Last minute gift guide:

For Her

Z Supply Lounge Set - these are the cutest and comfiest sets I’ve ever worn!

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Slippers & Chocolate

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For Him

  • Boxers & Candy

  • House Slippers (Aust is in love with his)

  • Date night movie or coupons

Tanning Tips - STC Sponsored

Hey All!

As we know when summer fades so do our tans… I am so excited to be partnering with Sun Tan City to share my favorite tanning regime & tips! If you want to keep a gorgeous year round glow, keep reading!

I am someone who loves being tan 24/7, but does’t want to spend a ton of money on it. Sun Tan City has so many amazing offers and promotions throughout the months that help you tan on a budget. Also, if you’re in school you automatically get a great discount when you show your student ID.

I’ll be sharing deals each month through my blog and instagram, so make sure to keep updated on my STC highlight or my blog. January 1-31st is Tour of the City!! Get 5 Tans Including a Spray Tan for just $4.99 all month long when you purchase a Tour of the City on the Sun Tan City App or MySunTanCity.com. If you visit the salon you can get another 5 Tans Including a Spray Tan for $9.99. AND starting January 23rd-31st it is only $1 to join! You can join for $1 and tan the rest of January for FREE. You can also Unfreeze or Upgrade your Membership for $1, too. Normal Membership rates start February 1, but it’s your time to shine, do don’t miss out!

I hope y’all are excited to follow along and hear about all of the amazing deals to come! When I tan I go in the Instant bed for 10 minutes and then spray right after - they call it double dipping. I spray in Medium Clear and do a double on my legs! The spray tan machine is very helpful and talks to you the whole time throughout the process. If I am only tanning then I use my Jwoww Reality Check lotion, and if I am tanning AND spraying then I use the Versaspa Intensifying Prime. If you have any questions please reach out and I am more than happy to help!

Formulate Company Partner

Hey friends!

I’ve partnered with an amazing hair care company, Formulate, and am so excited to share all my info with you! I’ve been using this product for 5 weeks now, so I thought it would be a good, honest time to share a review.

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Formulate is a hair company that allows you to fully customize your shampoo and conditioner. You start by taking an online survey where it asks you a TON of questions to create the perfect formula. It starts by asking what your natural hair is like, then what your hair goals are & lastly you complete the finishing touches like scent, texture, etc. Once you finish your survey your bottles ship out and seriously get to your home within three business days. It was so fast!

When I got my package in the mail I was in awe of the gorgeous packaging! I expected it to come in a boring brown box with a page inside explaining the process. I was wrong! The bottles are so sleek and the paper it comes with is so nice explaining EXACTLY what you ordered, the ingredients, benefits, and how to use properly.

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I used my formula for a couple weeks and then got an email from the team asking how everything was. I loved everything about my bottles except the citrus scent I chose… So, I emailed that back and Caroline was on it and sent out new bottles the next day with the new scent “green with envy”. I was shocked that I could get new bottles just because I didn’t love the smell! That goes to show how on top of it this company is. I loveeee the new smell of my shampoo and conditioner and am honestly so happy with their customer service. If you don’t like something about your formula they will help you until you find the perfect match! The first bottles cost $50, and after the first if you want to change something it is free of charge the second time. After that I believe you pay a small fee and shipping. Great deal overall! I couldn’t imagine it taking more than two times because they use great ingredients and the in-depth survey really helps.

Finally, after using this product for 5 weeks I’ve noticed my hair is shinier, softer, and holds a curl better. I specifically asked for my formula to help my hair lengthen, protect color, control oil, replenish hair, and volumize. My formula has helped my hair greatly and I am excited to see more results over time!

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I’d recommend y’all to try the scent “Green with Envy”. It smells delicious and isn’t overpowering. I usually love citrus scents but I didn’t like it in my hair for some reason. You can also choose the power of your smell from low-high, so if you don’t like much scent don’t worry!

I hope this post was insightful and can help you choose a great hair care system that is formulated just for YOU.

To enter my giveaway: https://www.formulate.co/u/megancarolineblog 

*Closes 1/11/19

At Home Dip Powder Manicure

Oh my gosh y’all! This is by far the most exciting information I have to share with you - I wish I knew about it sooner. Do any of you go to the nail salon and spend $40 for a dip powder manicure? Well….. now you can do it at your own home for a fraction of the cost! My sweet neighbor Catherine shared her experience with the company Revel Nails, and I ordered the starter kit that day and have fallen in LOVE.

I started getting my nails dipped a couple years ago because shellac would always peel off. I would spend $40 each visit and absolutely love the results, but not the fact that I paid $40 and didn’t even get a hand massage or cuticle treatment. After a while I stopped getting this done because it felt like too much money to spend.

After ordering my Revel Nail starter kit I was a bit skeptical because I thought there was no way I could make my nails look the way the salon does. I was wrong! The dip kit is SO easy to use because you only paint the clear adhesive coat on your nails, and then dip it into the powder for color. So, if you are bad at painting nails - this is for you!

There are 4 easy steps:

  1. Prep your nails by filing to your desired length and trimming cuticles

  2. Apply a thin coat of bottle #1 (probase) to your nails and dip into the powder - tap off excess powder. Repeat this step 3 times

  3. Apply a good amount of bottle #2 (activator) and let dry for 1 minute. After, buff and file the nails and add one more coat of bottle #2 to nails and let dry for 1 minute

  4. Last, apply a thin coat of bottle #3 (finish gel) and let sit for 15 seconds, then apply a second coat and let sit for 5 minutes

Just like that you’re done! Your nails will seriously look like you just walked out of the salon, and it was practically free! The amazing thing about dip powders is they last for years and you can always play around with fun colors. Not to mention they have 280 colors for you to choose from! I did a different color on every finger this last time and I would have never asked for that at a salon because I would feel bad… You can get as wild and creative as you want with these!

Check out their website and use this LINK to get 10% off your entire purchase. The starter kit is ONLY $50 and it comes with everything you need plus a dip color of your choice.

Let me know what you think! Send me pics of your nails if you order so I can share them on here! I hope you are as excited about this as I am 😉

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I found this video on YouTube for y’all to follow. Easy step-by-step guide!