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Emjoi Micro-Pedi Nano Review

I recently received this Emjoi Micro-Pedi Nano callous remover as a gift.  It's the perfect gift for a beauty girl like me who doesn't always wear sensible shoes and tends to neglect her feet! Wearing heels makes the feet build up callous quickly. I have read a few bad reviews on this little gadget saying that it just didn't work so I was anxious to try it. What is Emjoi Micro-Pedi Nano Callous Remover? The Emjoi Micro-Pedi Nano callous remover is a battery operated callous remover. It take 2 AA batteries. The is also a plug in version. Neither version is waterproof.  The rollers that remove the callous are made with micro mineral particles that "pulverize" hard calloused skin. It spins 30 times a second. My Emjoi came with 2 blue extra course rollers and a purple extreme coarse flex roller, 2 cone rollers, a manicure kit, a cleaning brush and a travel pouch.  The cone rollers are for removing callous between and under the toes.  The manicure kit con

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting and Raspberries

I am posting a delicious gluten free chocolate cake recipe in honor of National Chocolate Cake Day. I never knew there was a National Chocolate Cake Day until I saw it this morning on Good Morning America. How could I miss such an important day? This is chocolate cake we are talking about!!! One of my daughters is gluten free so I like to make some goodies that she can eat. I like to use the King Arthur Gluten-Free All Purpose Baking Mix because not only does it make life easier, it makes a good cake! It can be difficult to get a nice texture with baked goods using gluten free flour. This mix works well. No one will even know this is a gluten free cake! I happen to be a chocolate icing fan. If you are not, this cake looks fabulous sprinkled with powdered sugar. I like to add fresh raspberries on top of this cake. Raspberries and chocolate are just yummy together and the raspberries make it the perfect romantic cake for Valentine's Day. Gluten Free Chocolate Cake . 

Nail Tips for Cats

How fun is this? These are nail tips for cats!  Being the nail tech that I am, I love them! I saw them in Petsmart and just had to do a post on them.  They are glued onto a cat's claws to protect your furniture from damage when your cat does it's scratching. I could sure use them for the newest kitties at my house!!!  They come in fabulous colors for all your kitty's fashion needs or there is basic clear if your cat prefers! This pretty little paw belongs to one of my cats who has lived in the house for years now. She was born outside and would visit my deck for food with her mama cat and her sister. I took sisters in when they were 8 months old. Mama was spayed and release to her outdoor home. She was just too set in her feral ways to become a house cat. She is really good at scratching only in designated cat scratching areas, so we don't need Kitty Caps for her but it's nice to know they are available. I wish I could put them on her just for the fun o

A Spring Bridal Makeup in shades of Purple, Bolingbroke Mansion in Radnor, Pa

One of our beautiful May brides had a purple theme for her garden wedding at  Bolingbroke Mansion in Radnor, Pa.  The secluded gardens at Bolingbroke make it a lovely place for pictures and an outdoor ceremony. Unfortunately, the weather forecast was not so good for the day. Luckily, there was a back up plan and lots of umbrellas on stand by. The ceremony would be held in the nearby chapel in case of rain. My friend Cathy, a hairstylist, and I arrived at the bride's home in the morning to do her makeup and hair. We also did the mother of the bride and a bridesmaid.  The bride chose a 1/2 up, 1/2 down hairstyle with curls and a small poof in the back which looked just perfect with her headband.  For her makeup, she wanted dramatic eyes with  strip lashes and  purple shadow to go with the purple theme of the wedding. I used creamy beige liquid and cream foundation to give her skin a flawless look. The eye shadow colors were shades purple and a pink for a nice spr