NailNation3000: Glow Worm

Oh yes, another polish from NailNation. This one has been a lemming for me for a while. I'm glad I got my hands on this while it's still available. It's a seriously lime green holo with LOTS of green and LOTS of holo.

NailNation3000: Glow Worm | Kat Stays Polished

For the swatches I used the NN Skunk Base Coat and the 45-Sec Top Coat. I applied 3 coats of this polish because I really wanted an intense green holo effect on my nails. This first pic is under indirect light.

NailNation3000: Glow Worm | Kat Stays Polished

Can we just talk about how awesome this polish is under direct light?! In the sun, it's even SPARKLIER! Yes, sparklier, haha. I have no regrets about getting this polish all need to snag one before they're all gone!

NailNation3000: Glow Worm | Kat Stays Polished

NailNation3000: Glow Worm | Kat Stays Polished

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Glitterfied Nails


YAY, more new-to-me polish! Glitterfied Nails is a brand that I knew about but did not own. Below are 3 minis that I won in the giveaway so scroll down to see swatches!

Glitterfied Nails | Kat Stays Polished

First up is Spun Sugar. How appropriate for me since I LOVE spun sugar manis. This is a shimmery cotton candy pink and it applied nicely in just 2 coats. If you look closely, you can see sparkly bits in the mix.

Glitterfied Nails - Spun Sugar | Kat Stays Polished

Glitterfied Nails - Spun Sugar | Kat Stays Polished

Majestic Magenta is a glitter topper so I chose to use it over Color Club Peppermint Twist, a very hot pink cream polish. If you love pink, get this glitter and put it on top of hot pink!

Glitterfied Nails - Majestic Magenta | Kat Stays Polished

Glitterfied Nails - Majestic Magenta | Kat Stays Polished

Diamond Ring is an irridescent glitter topper. I chose to put it over Essie To Buy or Not To Buy because it was a nice pale purple. i felt like the glitters in this polish would pair well with the subtle shimmer the Essie has.

Glitterfied Nails - Diamond Ring | Kat Stays Polished

Glitterfied Nails - Diamond Ring | Kat Stays Polished

Whatcha think of these? Do you own any Glitterfied Nails polishes? What else would you have paired these glitter toppers with? Let me know and maybe I'll try it!

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Femme Fatale Cosmetics


Today I bring you 3 polishes from Femme Fatale Cosmetics. This is an Autralian based brand and I have to say - I am super impressed with these polishes!

Femme Fatale Cosmetics | Kat Stays Polished

Maddening Whispers is a multichrome holographic polish. I tried so hard to get all the colors to show but it didn't want to be shown! At the very least I was able to capture the beautiful holographic gorgeousness!

Femme Fatale Cosmetics - Maddening Whispers | Kat Stays Polished

Femme Fatale Cosmetics - Maddening Whispers | Kat Stays Polished

Femme Fatale Cosmetics - Maddening Whispers | Kat Stays Polished

Wild Magic is a hot pink jelly polish with nice big glitters in it! I used just 2 coats for the swatch below. Since I don't wear pink often, I'm not sure how much I'll wear this, but I'm sure it will come in handy for some nail art later on. I do love it though!

Femme Fatale Cosmetics - Wild Magic | Kat Stays Polished

Sea Pony! OMG is this amazing or what?! I love all the different glitters in the mix. I just wish they appeared brighter on the nail! There is a certain fantasy feel to this polish and I love it! not to's purple and I've been on a purple kick lately!

Femme Fatale Cosmetics - Sea Pony | Kat Stays Polished

Which one is your favorite? Do you have Femme Fatale Cosmetics items? Let me know!!

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May Day Giveaway from Members of the Beauty Blog Coalition

Good morning! Time for another massive giveaway! There will be THREE winners, each with a very awesome prize! All the details are below and this is open internationally! Good luck and happy entering!

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MDJ Creations - Kingdom Collection


Hey all! Today I have 2 colors from the MDJ Creations Kingdom Collection. I was excited to try these because this is also a new-to-me brand. Check out my swatches below!

MDJ Creations - Kingdom Collection | Kat Stays Polished

First up is Entertaining Angels! Below is 2 coats of this. There are so many different colors of glitter in this mix. If you look closely you can red and yellow mixed into this green glitter polish. Application was easy and removal was easy too!

MDJ Creations: Kingdom Collection - Entertaining Angels | Kat Stays Polished

MDJ Creations: Kingdom Collection - Entertaining Angels | Kat Stays Polished

Heaven Bound is a pretty blue glitter polish with lots of sparkle. This is also 2 coats and it applied nice and smooth. This one also has a variety of colored glitters. I absolutely love how this look under direct light!

MDJ Creations: Kingdom Collection - Heaven Bound | Kat Stays Polished

MDJ Creations: Kingdom Collection - Heaven Bound | Kat Stays Polished

MDJ Creations: Kingdom Collection - Heaven Bound | Kat Stays Polished

If you're into the glitter scene, definitely check out these shades! She's got a lot of beaitiful creations in her Etsy shop!

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Nutrisystem Week 12 & 13 Progress - Final Results

Sorry for missing last week but read on to see why!

Day 78: Hey guys! So, I skipped a week because we were moving and I had no access to my computer, internet, blah! Today [March 31] is the day we officially close on our new house! YAY!!!

Day 79: Even though we are getting down to the grind, we are still on track with Nutrisystem and I anticipate great things for us in the future.

Days 80-89: So, this is going to be weird because you are getting 10 days of NS vlogs all wrapped into 1. You'll see us trying to stay on track as well as an inside to our new home. Please watch!

Day 90: Okay, I'm going to be very honest here. We went to a wedding this evening and...we ate like we hadn't eaten in 89 days! The food was amazing at my friend's wedding and it was basically all comfort food. It was so good and I have no regrets. Count this as a cheat if you will but...we enjoyed ourselves. 

FINAL Day 91: This morning wasn't so bad after last night's wedding food gorge. We felt pretty good and we stayed on track today. We did a lot of grocery shopping so if you're interested in what we bought, please check out my channel for my first official non-sponsored vlog!

Kat - 12.2 pounds lost | TJ - 47.7 pounds lost

I will try to post before/after pictures soon. We haven't taken any after yet because we've still been so busy with moving but stay tuned!

Kat and TJ - September 2013

Kat - April 2014

My husband and I want to thank Nutrisystem for sponsoring us and allowing us to see what it's like to be on a very strict but structured diet. It has helped us both tremendously. We may or may not continue Nutrisystem depending on what our budget allows. Since we have just moved into a new house, we've got to get our priorities in order. We will definitely consider Nutrisystem in the future and we definitely recommend this program to anyone who wants to lose weight and has the discipline to stay on track.

If you've been keeping up with all of our vlogs, we tell you what our hard days were, what our easy days were, and I even go out to lunch and make good choices for my meals. Research is key and I think that anyone who can buckle down and plan correctly can be successful on this program or any other lifestyle change.

Thank you for checking out our last weeks on Nutrisystem! I hope you'll continue to follow our journey! Be sure to follow me on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube so you can watch us each day! You'll slowly get to know us because I throw in bits and pieces of our lives!

Visit Nutrisystem online to get started on the MyWay plan now! Get a free Fast Five package to jump start your weight loss!

*Sponsored by Nutrisystem. Food was provided in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% honest and my own. 

Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream

Hey guys! I have quick post on the Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream. I received a sample of this a while back and I absolutely loved it. This was the first CC cream that I had tried that gave my lasting results, pretty good coverage, and was light on the face.

Here is what the full sized tube looks like. It is sold on the Studio Gear Cosmetics website for $34 for 1.1 ounces of product. Iam in the shade Natural.

Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream - Natural | Kat Stays Polished

Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream - Natural | Kat Stays Polished

Here are some key benefits of this particular CC cream:

  • Protects: SPF 20 protects the skin, while Hydra-Extend technology provides moisture for up to 72 hours.
  • Perfects: Enjoy natural looking coverage while micro-encapsulated pigments perfects and fade dark spots and acne scarring.
  • Corrects: Anti-aging and collagen building ingredients help minimize fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Hydrates: Hydra-Extend technology provides up to 72 hours of continuous hydration.
  • Conceals: Micro encapsulated pigments deliver a fresh dose of color that adapts to your own skin tone, creating the most natural looking coverage.
  • Smooths: Skin nourishing ingredients help to correct and maintain youthful complexion.

One of the biggest things I love about this cc cream is that is really adjusts to your skin tone. It's got these microbeads that break open and blend into your skin. Just wonderful!

Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream - Natural | Kat Stays PolishedStudio Gear Hydrating CC Cream - Natural - Partial Blend | Kat Stays Polished

Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream - Natural - Fully Blended | Kat Stays Polished

If you want to try this, I have a 10% off discount code for you to use! Simply use bloggercc at checkout and you're golden!

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