4 things I tried + loved in April

ā‘  Rose & Pomegranate Face Cream. I feel like I’m always on the hunt for the next best facial moisturizer. My purchase was swayed half by the packaging which I really like, and half by the incredible reviews this stuff has. I’ve been using it every morning before my make up and most evenings (ya

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a few of my favorite nail tools

ā–“ Seven-sided nail file. This file is numbered 1-7 on each different colored section. You simply go through the steps on each of your nails. After you’re done you’ll have beautiful, shiny nails ready to paint! Every few months, when I run out of files, I try to buy something else, and I always coming

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nail sticker how to + FAQ

For about six years now I’ve been using nail stickers of some sort to get crisp lines in my nail art. They’ve played a huge part in developing my nail style. (That’s a thing right? I definitely feel like I have a style.) I couldn’t imagine not having them in my nail kit. Since I’ve

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three things I tried in March

ā‘  Kind Natured lotion + foaming sugar scrub in coconut & monoi. Funny thing here is I bought these at two seperate stores not realizing I picked out the same scent until I got home. Based on the name alone this probably wouldn’t be a scent I’d buy online, I’m more likely to go with

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nail round up II

Sally Hansen Barely Blue Bell, Sally Hansen Tidal Wave + Wet N Wild Power Outage Sally Hansen Gray by Gray + ILNP Mega I already owned a holographic nail polish so immediately after purchasing ILNP’s Mega I was like “Oh, you turd. Why’d you waste your money!?” Then I painted my nails with it and

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nine truths about having dyed hair

I’ve written more than a handful of posts about dyeing your hair. My guide on maintaining dyed hair remains number one in my popular posts even years after first hitting publish. Hair dye is kinda my thing (…or at least one of my things.) I’ve had the idea for this post for a while now,

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back on my nail game

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Rapid Red + Wet N Wild It’s Sher-Bert Day! If you’ve been reading The Dainty Squid for a long time you might recall a little feature called ‘weekly nail’. It was exactly what it sounds like, a weekly post featuring my nail art. I really, really loved those posts, and creating fun

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affordable + dyeable hair extensions!

For nearly a year my list of beauty related things I wanted to try included extensions. The urge to buy them would come in waves. I would desperately ‘need’ them and spend hours researching then completely forget about them for a bit. My research was never really conclusive. Good extensions usually aren’t cheap and there

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