Holiday Nails With Sally Beauty

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Let’s just get one thing straight. I never paint my nails. NEVER. I get one manicure a year, promptly ruin it within the first day, and curse spending my money.

But! The holidays are coming up, and I always start seeing pretty nail colors on Pinterest and think, “maybe I should be doing that…” (Peer pressure.) I mean, how hard could a gold triangle thingy on a black-painted nail be? (SO HARD, actually. No thanks.)

I decided to gather up a few holiday-inspired colors from Sally Beauty to share with you all, since I know YOU don flawless nail polish on a daily basis.

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After playing around with the colors, I really liked two.

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Go Baroque and Millefio Red. And can you believe it?! I gave myself a mani.

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It’s a holiday miracle. (Although I took it off within 24 hours. What can I say?)

Like these colors? Well, right now, Sally Beauty is thanking shoppers in November with over 40 gifts with purchase throughout the store. Obviously, November can get a little stressful with all of the holiday prep, gift lists, and parties. Sally Beauty wants shoppers to be able to focus on themselves, get “Thanksgifted,” and ultimately treat themselves. If you buy 2 FingerPaints Nail Colors, a free sparkly phone wallet wristlet (seen above) is a gift with purchase. You can check out all the gifts with purchase here.

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Hooray for Invisalign!

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I am a member of the Invisalign Advisory Board, and am receiving complimentary treatment. All opinions are fully my own. 

Operation Straight Teeth Alert! I just finished my last Invisalign tray (20 of 20), and am meeting with my orthodontist next week to discuss refinements. (Refinements are exactly what they sound like – additional trays to help refine any remaining adjustments that need to be made.)

However, I wanted to give you a quick looksie.

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Can I just tell you how long it took me to find a relatively close-up photo of my teeth from before? It was hilarious – I spent an entire evening combing though my iPhoto archives, and all I found was this random iPhone selfie from years ago. I guess this girl doesn’t like to bust a toothy grin on many occasions. (Not for long!)

I am really happy so far, and the process has been a breeze. The 10 months flew by, and  it has been sooooo much easier than my first go-around with traditional metal brackets.

If you have always wanted straighter teeth, but aren’t interested in wearing traditional metal brackets (because you don’t want to be magically transported to junior high again), check out the smile assessment to see if you are a candidate. You can also visit Invisalign’s doctor locator to find a practitioner near you.

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This Is A Labor of Love, I Tell Ya

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See that table o’ cosmetics? That’s my current makeup collection.

The funny/sad thing? I got rid of tons before moving this summer, so this is my paired down collection. However, starting this month, I’m going through each and every product, pinpointing each ingredient, and researching the toxicity. I AM ON A MISSION. I have a sneaking suspicion my collection will be quite whittled down in the near future.

This researching, man…it takes some TIME, but I’m making a great reference spreadsheet for you guys because I can’t just be doing this for myself. I mean, GAH. (I’ve already been really surprised by some brands, both pleasantly and not-so-pleasantly. Also, besides Skin Deep, this website has been very helpful.)

Also? I turn the Big 4-0 on Thursday. #unrelated #kindof #howdidthathappen

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Are You Ready To Happy a Face in OKC?

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How cool is this? Shari’s Berries asked me to be involved in their new #happyAface campaign promoting the spreading of joy and cheer through thoughtful gestures in the Oklahoma City area. Spreading happiness around OKC? I’m your girl. I’m still learning the ins and outs, but the company has started the hashtag #happyAface to use in your social media posts. (If you follow me on Instagram, you will see this hashtag on some of my photos in the upcoming month.) What makes you happy? Family, friends, food? Well, hashtag it with #happyAface and be entered to win some delicious treats. (Shari’s Berries will be drawing names of fellow Okies that use the hashtag 3 times per week, and are planning to giveaway 25 gifts a week.)

Here at the Whoorl household, our sweet treats are limited to two categories, chocolate and fruit, so as you can imagine, these are a dream around here.

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The spirit of the #happyAface campaign is to inspire people to make the world a happier place, one face at a time, by making happy gestures towards one another.

I’ll start. We got a little surprise in the mail this week.

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The suspense was killing them.

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CHOCOLAAAAAATE.

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This is their “pleeeeaaase can I have one right now” look. Happy faces, if I do say so myself.

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I even broke my no-sugar rule and tried one myself. Hey, everything in moderation, right? YUM.

Obviously, the berries were a happy moment this week, but so many other moments have been happy-making too. My grandmother’s 88th birthday party. The kids cracking up while chasing squirrels at the park. A really awesome yoga class. I’m going to make it a point to happy a face at least once a day, and maybe share some of my best ones with you over the next month via my Instagram account and Facebook page. I love the idea of making OKC a happier place, one face at a time. So join the movement and post pictures of what makes you happy using the hashtag #happyAface. What say you, Oklahoma Citians? Are you in? Let’s see your happy!

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