Sunday, December 18, 2011

Glitter Gradient Nails

I wanted to do a nail design inspired by the winter. I think this would be perfect for the holidays and for New Years! :)

Read on for a more in-dept description and to see what polishes I used for this nail design!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters (Review & Swatches)

After seeing so many great reviews of these lip butters on YouTube, I knew I had to get them! I love them!<3 It's a plus that they aren't too expensive and are easily accessible since drugstores carry them! :) Price: ~ $7-8 Where: CVS, Rite Aid, Target (drugstores!)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

China Glaze Ruby Pumps & OPI Gettin' Miss Piggy With It

Since Christmas is about a month away, I was feeling a little festive and wanted to wear something red! :)

2 coats of Ruby Pumps + 2 coats of Gettin' Miss Piggy With It

Thursday, November 10, 2011

OPI The Muppets Collection (Bottle Pics & Swatches)

OPI has released an entire collection of polishes that goes along with the new Muppets movie that will hit theaters on November 23rd! There are twelve polishes total - six are glitters and six are shimmers/foils.

Price: $8.50 a bottle
Where: Ulta

Click here for close-up bottle pictures and swatches!

China Glaze "Santa's Little Helpers" Holiday Set (Bottle Pics & Swatches)

This is the set that I purchased from China Glaze's holiday collection for the winter of 2011. It is called the "Santa's Little Helpers" set.

Price: $9.99
Where: Sally's Beauty Supply

Click here to see close-up bottle pictures and swatches! :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sephora Friends & Family Sale!

Sephora recently had their Friends & Family Sale, where customers are able to get 20% their entire purchase. I've never tried many brands from Sephora yet, but I have been eying these certain products for quite awhile! So, I hopped at the chance of this opportunity! :)

I'm not sure how often Sephora does these Friends & Family sales. If you know, please let me know! Thanks<3

^ Yayy! I got my package in the mail today!

I'm Back! & New Hair

Hello, hello! :)
I apologize for my long absence, but I have been completely swamped with school and work lately! :( I will try to post more frequently though because I realized that doing a blog post would be much faster than having to record, edit, and post a video on youtube. I will definitely try to get more videos up after my second rounds of midterms, but I'm apologizing in advance if I can't get those up quickly enough.. Anyway, I'M BACK! & I've missed you guys!<3

^ I've recently changed my hair color. It's a bright red/magenta color now. I did this myself at home, and I'm very surprised that it turned out as bright as it did! For the most part, it looks red but in certain lighting it looks pink. I'm happy with it, but I know that it will be difficult to maintain!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Essie Ballet Slippers + OPI Last Friday Night

^ 3 coats of Essie Ballet Slippers

^ 3 coats of Essie Ballet Slippers & 1 coat of OPI Last Friday Night

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Fall Eyes Using Wet 'n Wild Comfort Zone Palette

This palette is perfect to use for the fall! I think I'll be using it a lot because of the eyeshadow colors it has. Here's a fall look I did using the champagne/brown shades with a pop of green!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

COMPLETED! Project "x" Pan

Project 10 Pan was created by lollipop26 from youtube. For those of you who don't know what Project "x" Pan is, it is when you use up x-amount of beauty products and you aren't able to buy any other items until you're done with the ones you already have.

My Project "x" Pan was from March 2011 to July 2011. I originally started out with 10 products. (Click here for the original post. I did end up switching out some of the items because I just wasn't using them enough.) After the completion of my first 10 products, I decided that I wanted to continue P10P because I wanted to use up more of the items that I already had. In total, I finished about 30 products (a few were mini size)! :) I am super happy about this because I didn't think I would be able to use up that many products!

Read on for my rules and pictures of the items I completed! :)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Cheshire Cat Inspired Look

I did this look inspired by the Cheshire Cat from Disney's Alice in Wonderland. The cat in the movie is pink and purple so I wanted to incorporate these colors into my look. Hope you like! :)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Wet n' Wild Bar-B and China Glaze Oxidized Aqua Crackle

^ taken in the sunlight. you can really see the shimmer and glitter!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Face of the Day:

A pop of teal! :)

Lendi Exotic Lavander and China Glaze Broken Hearted Crackle

A cute and playful nail combination for summer! :)

I have been in love with China Glaze's Crackle nail polish in "Broken Hearted." It is a bright pink color that I think could go well with many colors! It's a great nail polish to use for the summer to brighten up your nails! :)

^ The base color I used is Lendi's "Exotic Lavender." On camera it comes off looking like a metallic silver, but it is actually a metallic lavender (just as the name describes). I'm not sure where you'd be able to purchase Lendi nail lacquers. I buy mind at my local beauty supply store.

When wearing any of the crackle polishes, I like to play around with textures. Most of the crackles that I have dry matte, so I would use a shimmer or a metallic color underneath. When using crackle polishes that are shimmery/metallic, I usually use a cream color as the base. With these polishes, there are plenty of ways that you can pick and choose colors though! Not one way is correct, so there are lots of options! I'm a big fan of the crackle/shatter polishes! :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sunless Tanning!

Since it's now finally summer, I've been wanting to try out some self tanners. After watching many reviews on youtube and doing a good amount of research, I finally decided on purchasing a drugstore tanning lotion. It is called the Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer for fair to medium skin tones.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Review: China Glaze Crackle Nail Polishes

After using OPI's Black Shatter, I really wanted to try out these Crackle Nail Polishes from China Glaze. I love the fact that there are more colors than just the normal black crackle, and that's what intrigued me the most about these China Glaze polishes.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

OPI Teenage Dream

I have OPI's "Teenage Dream" on my nails at the moment. This nail polish came out with the Katy Perry Collection that was released in Spring 2011. This collection was inspired by Katy Perry's Teenage Dream album. The polishes were named after the songs on her album, which I think is super cute!

"Teenage Dream" is a very glittery pink nail polish. The color is similar to the pink clouds that are in her Teenage Dream video. The nail polish is a cotton candy color with large chunks of glitter and reflexes in it. I can't help but stare at my nails sometimes when I have it on because it's just so pretty and sparkly!

I applied two coats of this onto my nails in order to get it to the opaqueness that it is in the picture. I think next time I'm going to try 3 coats. You can also layer this color over a pink nail polish to give it a little sparkle! "Teenage Dream" isn't like any other polish I have in my collection. It's really unique! If you love pink and glitter then I definitely recommend that you run out and get this! :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Dewy Greens

This look was inspired by the fresh greens of spring & summer! :)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Review: ELF Waterproof Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara

The ELF Lengthening & Volumzing Mascara is a part of ELF's Studio line. This product can be purchased online at or at your local Target for $3. I have this mascara in Black, but they also carry it in Dark Brown.

^ Here is a close up of the wand. The bristles are synthetic and are shaped in a spiral pattern.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Face of the Day:

Products Used
-Olay Complete Moisturizer SPF 15 (combo/oily)
-Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Sandstorm
-Maybelline Expert Wear Blush in Pinch o' Pink
-Random Silver Eyeshadow Color
-Maybelline Eyeshadow in Night Sky
-Covergirl Eyeshadow in Vanilla
-MAC Fluidline in Black Track
-Covergirl Lashblast Length in Black Brown
-ELF Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara in Black
-L'oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in 809
-MAC Lipglass in Tad Saucy

I wanted to create a look that would go well with my glasses. Since my glasses have a thicker frame, I chose a darker color to use all over my lid. This look was pretty simple. I only used 3 eyeshadows(a shimmery charcoal color all over the lid, a satin silver color as the transition color, and a vanilla color for the brow highlight). For my face, I only applied moisturizer and I used a pressed powder to help my skin from getting too oily throughout the day. I also used a pink blush just to give my cheeks a little flush to them. As for the lips, I used a lipstick that is a tad bit darker than my own lip color, and I topped it off with a shiny gloss. Overall, I think the look goes well with my glasses :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Update: Project 10 Pan & MAC's Surf Baby Collection Anticipation!

To be honest, I don't think I'm doing too well as I would have liked. I don't wear a full face of makeup everyday when I go to class so it's been a bit difficult to use up all of my products! I think I'm going to switch my products around a little so that I'll be able to finish up 10 products by the end of the month!

On a side note, I'm really excited for MAC's Surf Baby collection for Summer 2011. The US launch date is on May 26th. I love the packaging! It's white with a surf board design on it with the MAC logo and a red hawaiian flower. I want to pick up the cheek powder, one of the studio careblend pressed powder, a lipglass, and maybe a few shadows.

I'm hoping that I'll be done with 10 items by then so that I'll be able to purchase a few things from this collection. Wish me luck!

An Apology.. & Shoe Haul! :)

I apologize for the lack of posts lately! :( I have been too consumed with work, school, & everything in between so I haven't had time to blog that much on here. I will definitely try to blog more often though!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Garnier Fructis Anti-Frizz Serum

One of my holy grail hair products! :)

Purple Flower Inspired Look

I did a makeup look today inspired by these purple flowers. It's perfect since it's just in time for spring! :)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Review: Rimmel's Clean Finish Foundation

My First Project 10 Pan!

For those of you who don't know what a Project Pan is.. It is when you chose how ever many items from your collection that you've either hit pan on or are close to finish using, and you don't buy any other makeup until those items are done with.

The reason why I wanted to do this because my collection has grown quite large and I've been neglecting my older products. I don't want to waste the products so I'm going to try to finish them! :)

Here's my list of 10:

- Olay Complete Moisturizer with SPF 15
- Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Sandstorm
- Rimmel Natural Bronzer in Sunlight
- Covergirl Eyeshadow in Vanilla
- Maybelline Eyeshadow in Night Sky
- L'oreal Lipstick in 809
- Alba Lipbalm in Pineapple Quench
- L'oreal Decrease Eye Base
- ELF Lengthening and Volumizing Mascara in Black
- Covergirl Lash Blast Length in Black Brown

Wish me luck! :)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Recent Goodies:

^Items that I purchased in February:
- MAC Wonderwoman Mineralized Skinfinish in Pink Power
- MAC Wonderwoman Lipglass in Emancipation
- Maybelline Colossal Mascara in Classic Black
- Physicians Formula Happy Booster Powder in Bronzer
- NYX Lip Pencil in Natural
- NYX Lip Pencil in Nude Beige
- Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner in Navy
- Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner in Blackberry
- Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller
- Ardell Lashes in 124
- Ardell Lashes in 124
- Target Brand Up&Up Apricot Facial Scrub

^Items that I received for my birthday:
- MAC Wonderwoman Powder Blush in Mighty Aphrodite
- MAC Wonderwoman Lipglass in Emancipation
- MAC Wonderwoman Penultimate Eye Liner
- Wet 'n' Wild Palette in Blue Had Me At Hello
- Wet 'n' Wild Palette in Comfort Zone
- Wet 'n' Wild Palette in Vanity
** A big thank you to my friends & boyfriend for giving me these gifts for my birthday! ThankyouThankyouThankyou! :) <3

BTW, I'm heading back to MAC soon to exchange one of the Wonderwoman Lipglass (Emancipation) since I have 2 at the moment. I'm not too sure what I want to exchange it for though!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Purple Smokey Eye with a Sharp Edge

I wore this to an on-campus concert that I went to.

The eyeshadows used on this look is from the Coastal Scents 88 Shimmer Palette & the Matte Palette.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


^ I like to dye my hair often so this time I chose to go back to getting high lights. It's a tad bit blonder than I wanted it to be, but I'll live. I'm still getting used to it though since I've had my hair a solid color for awhile. Overall, I really like it! (The lighting makes me look super pale..)

^ One of the things I love about this time of year: the delicious Easter candies that are available in stores during spring time! :) Robin eggs are one of my favorites, but you can only get them once a year (I really wish they'd be available year-round!). I usually end up buying a stash of Easter candy because they're so yummy! I will definitely be buying some more within the next few months!