Monday, June 27, 2011

Feathers, oh my!

I love feather hair extensions! I remember a few months ago when my friend Charisma first asked me if I had seen them, and I was like HUH? I researched more about them and they seemed like an easy way to add color and something neat to you hair. I think this is a really cute trend and I am seeing girls everywhere with them! The feathers can be washed, blow dried, curled, etc…exactly like your own hair. They are extremely easy to put in yourself; all you need is a micro bead, threading tool and pliers. You should get at least one micro bead if not more with your purchase of feathers. The micro bead is lined with silicone so it will definitely NOT fall out of your hair. After researching lots of different sites to buy them online, these are my two favorite places to purchase my feathers...

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Shatter Crackle Pop!

It’s all about this crazy nail polish lately! When OPI released their Black Shatter back in January, nail polish addicts went crazy and everybody had to have it. I’ll be honest, when I first saw swatches of it online I thought it was ugly and just looked messy. But the more and more I saw pictures, it grew on me and I like something different. They were sold out everywhere for the longesttt time! But finally my coworker Jessica snagged one for me and I was so excited! Of course it got SO popular that lots of other companies had to come out with their own version and now it’s getting to be overdone, but that’s the way things go...

This is China Glaze Pink Voltage with OPI Turquoise Shatter. Pink Voltage is a neon pink, it’s the brightest pink I own but it is really sheer and I have to apply 4 coats to get it opaque. I hate any nail polish that I have to use more than 3 coats, but you can’t avoid this with a neon polish because they are sheer not matter what. I LOVEE this Turquoise Shatter, its shimmery and so pretty! If you’ve never used a shatter polish before, you need to wait until your nail polish is completely dry before you put it on top. I would suggest applying it on with a thicker coat(but not too thick) it order to it to shatter right…not that there is a “right” shatter haha. I just noticed if you do a thin coat it only cracks vertically in thin ugly lines.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I just wanna hear the music...

The Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas starts tomorrow…and I’m soooo bummed I won’t be there! This is the first year it’s being held in Las Vegas. EDC is always an amazing wild party…now throw Vegas into the equation… you got yourself one INSANE weekend! EDC is usually held in LA, for the past few years at Exposition Park and USC Coliseum. Now they have them in a couple other states around the US too. They couldn’t have it at the LA Coliseum again this year because of all the drama after a 15 year old girl died at last year’s EDC. Not even going to get into the details of that huge ordeal. Then I heard a 19 year old guy died at EDC Dallas last weekend… it’s very sad and frustrating to hear these things, DON’T BE STUPID PEOPLE! Anywaysss single day tickets to the event SOLD OUT within 2 days…well for Friday and Saturday, because a lot of people didn’t want to go Sunday because they need to get back to school/work.  Unfortunately I couldn’t afford to attend all 3 days plus the cost of hotel and everything else…oh well, there’s always next year! I’ve been ignoring any EDC related posts because I don’t want to be reminded how bad I wish I was there! I’ll just remember how much fun I had last year :)
EDC 2010:

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My first Birchbox!

June! If you don’t already know, Birchbox is a service that delivers 4-5 deluxe beauty samples every month for only $10 a month! You'll receive anything from makeup to skincare to beauty tools from well-known brands. Wait it gets shipping too! You also fill out a beauty profile so that they can customize each box to fit your style, skin type and colorings. I first heard about this from my fellow bloggers and it looked so awesome I had to become a member! I didn’t think I would get my first box till July because I ordered June third but to my surprise I got an email saying my June box shipped and I was so excited! This month's box is all about travel, with vacation-ready products and jetsetter tips. Now let’s take a look at what’s inside...

She had a cocktail in hand and confetti in her hair...

Hey there! I'm Amanda...welcome to my new blog! A little about me...I'm twenty two years old, born and raised in sunny San Diego, CA. Why Snowflake you ask? Well, that will be a story for another day ;) I live with my awesome boyfriend Randy and we have a pet rabbit named Snickers. I'm addicted to nail polish and makeup, so you will see lots of swatches and reviews on products I try here! I am always searching for great products for someone on a budget :) I was debating for a long time whether I wanted to make this solely a beauty blog or not...and I decided I wouldn't be happy with just that. I want to to post about other things I love, new things I'm up to, whatever my heart desires! I am also really into the electronic dance music scene. So I will be talking about events I'm going to and new music I love! My blog is really simple at the moment and I'm working on it as I go...this is all new to me and I'm excited to get started. Well, thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy what I have to share!