Save this spring with Groupon Coupons!

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Y'all know how much I love Groupon. I wrote a post a few years ago about how I used a Groupon to get a massage locally and a few times I've mentioned how you can get JulieG by Jesse's Girl Cosmetics polishes at a really awesome deal price through Groupon. But did you know that in addition to having amazing deals for over 500 cities and 28 countries around the world, Groupon also has a whole section dedicated to coupons?

Groupon Coupons, which frankly is fun to say, has over 75,000 coupons to over 11,000 stores.  I was actually surprised to see coupons from Sephora, Ulta and even Macy's - this isn't just random dot com URLs that you've never heard of before! Doesn't matter if you're searching for the best gel polish deal out there or if you're looking to buy a new TV, Groupon Coupons has you covered. I really like that you can even check out what stores and sites are having free shipping!

The thing that really grabbed me about Groupon Coupons is that you don't have to do anything special to qualify for the coupon codes - you don't even have to log into Groupon! Only reason I found that out was because (oops) my Groupon account had been deactivated at some point in the past. However, Groupon has a great live chat service and I was able to get my account reactivated in under 8 minutes.

Additionally, the free iPhone app makes it easy for me to lie in bed and check out deals in case I'm not at my desktop. I especially enjoy being able to pull it out when I'm in another town and want to try a new place for dinner or check out a local spa. The website and the app are seamless together which is always a plus.

This spring, make a point to check out Groupon Coupons during your next purchase. Join the social conversation by liking Groupon on Facebook and following their Twitter.

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Colors by Llarowe Summer Skies

Press Sample

It's cold in South Texas (below 40!) which is really rare so I wanted an icy blue to wear today! I decided to grab Colors by Llarowe Summer Skies which was the Polish of the Month for May 2016. This is a icy blue that is both holographic and has pink shimmer. 

I used a base coat of Cult Nails Get It On, 2 coats of polish and finished with Glisten & Glow HK Girl top coat. The polish went on well and the brush is nice and fluffy which I love. 

This photo was in my light box. Despite being under artificial light, you can still see a bit of the holo peeking through.

I also was able to grab a photo in the sun and that's where the scattered holo really comes out to play. It's a pretty intense blue so possibly double up on your base coat. I had only a slight blue tint to my nails - not smurf like - when removing.

Colors by Llarowe are available through the Llarowe website and range in price from $5 to $12. You can also like it on Facebook, follow on Pinterest, and follow on Instagram.

Disclosure: The product[s] in this post was [were] provided to me by the company for consideration.  For more information, please read this post.

JulieG Tropical

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If you love ipsy, then you may just recognize the next shade here! Today I grabbed JulieG Tropical, a matte neon turquoise/mint polish from the May 2016 five piece release. If you're an ipster, this was also included in a limited edition bottle but I purchased mine straight from the website.

Now as I mentioned in my last post, my nails are pretty trashed. I'm still trying to remove acrylic from my right hand and my left index finger is incredibly sore where the natural nail was filed too far down. I attempted to use Duri Rejuvacote for this manicure but the neon in Tropical would NOT play well. I decided to pull out a bottle of Cult Nails Get It On, and then carefully applied 3 thin coats of Tropical. Although this is a matte, being neon, I added Glisten & Glow HK Girl top coat to bring out the glossy.

Being a neon, this polish dries QUICK and if you don't pay attention, you can easily pull up the layers when applying the next coat. I also think the unevenness of my nails didn't help as my ring finger was streaky no matter what I did. But overall I LOVE this color and am seriously considering it for my next pedicure.

Teeny tiny little nubs! After my last posting, I had to once again cut down my nails because of splitting. No worries - they typically grow quickly and I have a plethora of nail oils and cuticle balms to play with. I may even consider wearing gel polish for a week to hopefully keep down the splits. We'll see.

Back to the polish - you can see the streaks on my ring finger but they aren't terrible. Great color especially for less than a cup of Starbucks coffee. 

You can purchase JulieG in Rite Aid stores across the US or shop online at Jesse's Girl Cosmetics which ships worldwide!  JulieG sells for $3.99 for a 0.35 fl oz (10 mL) bottle.

Glisten & Glow Parasail in Puerto Rico

Press Sample

I tried with my acrylics, y'all, but I just couldn't keep it up. I took off my left hand after Christmas and the right hand a week later. It was an ordeal that left me with some sore hands (mostly my fault) and the need for some TLC. I've been wearing Duri Rejuvacote for now but I wanted to add a punch of color for fun.

Glisten & Glow Parasail in Puerto Rico is a pink/coral creme from the Experience the Islands collection. I used a base of Duri, 2 coats of polish and finished with Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat. The first coat went on well with just a few streaks but the second coat evened everything out. Very minimal clean up was needed as this polish played well with the brush and my nails. I didn't have any issues with it being too thick or too thin.

Don't judge my nails too harshly - I have a long to go with my recovery, especially in shape and thickness. It's tough because I have SO many beautiful polishes that I want to wear, but my hands need some recovery time. I'm going to do what I can, when I can. I may even have a few guest "hands" on here for a bit.

Back to the polish - I love this type of coral pink creme. It's not too coral but it's not too pink. I don't feel like I have lobster hands and it's just a happy little guy. As of press time, this polish is still available on the Glisten & Glow website.

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Disclosure: The product[s] in this post was [were] provided to me by the company for consideration. For more information, please read this post.