Friday, December 30, 2011

My First Giveaway!!! [CLOSED]

This is a very exciting post....my 100th and final post of 2011! I would love to celebrate this past year & new year ahead by hosting my very first GIVEAWAY!!! 2011 was a such great year, I started this blog back in June and it's been so much fun. I love sharing my thoughts and opinions with you all...even if it's only about "makeup" - this is my hobby and I love it! The beauty blogging community is so kind and supportive, I'm glad I get to be a small part of it :D This giveaway is to show my appreciation for YOU, my awesome blogs readers and visitors! All you have to do to enter is fill out the Rafflecopter below! The giveaway is open internationally and ends Sunday January 15th at midnight.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Belated Christmas!

I hope you all had a very merry Christmas :D 
I tried to do some nail stamping with Christmas images but the nail polish colors I wanted to use weren't opaque enough so they didn't turn out right. I found these stickers instead, I got them at Sally Beauty Supply. I applied one coat of topcoat which wasn't really enough because they peeled off easily. Cute little stickers though :) Oh and the red is Zoya Kristi and the green is Julep Emilie.

Friday, December 23, 2011

December Julep Maven

This month's Julep Maven came in a red box with cute packaging for the Holidays! I received It Girl and Bombshell this month, I like the nail polish colors but a couple of other things weren't working out so well...

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas French Tip + My Favorite Ornaments!

Just a simple manicure using some Christmas colors! I'm wearing Zoya Posh which is a beautiful matte burgundy with shimmer and Zoya Ivanka which is a really pretty green with glass flecks. I got a lot of compliments saying 'nice Christmas nails!" from lots of people :) Now I just wanted to share a few of my favorite ornaments from my childhood...

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

December Birchbox!

Look at this adorable little box that came in the mail! I love the snowflakes they added to December's Birchbox...so cute! This month's box is filled with products to get you ready for "frolicking and fancy fetes." Let's take a look inside...

Monday, December 19, 2011

LUSH comes to San Diego - my very first haul!

I'm so excited a LUSH store has opened in San Diego, at the Fashion Valley Mall! I've been really curious to try their products because I've heard so many amazing things about them. They opened this past Saturday, December 17th. I was already planning to go to the mall to get Christmas shopping done, & when LUSH's  Facebook page announced they would be opening - I decided it would be a LUSH Christmas! Check out my haul...
Snow fairy for me, Snow Fairy gift set for my work's Secret Santa. Rehab & American Cream for my mom, Cosmetic Lad for my dad. Silky Underwear, R&B for me :) I've been using my products and so far...I'm VERY impressed!
LUSH Fashion Valley, I'm so stoked! I've been pretty busy the past couple days, just wanted to sneak this quick little post in. Now tell me, what is your must have LUSH product??? Everything looks so awesome, what do I *need* to check out?

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Beauty Army: Join the Revolution!

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What is Beauty Army?
It is a monthly premium beauty sampling subscription service that allows it's members the choice to choose: Select up to 6 deluxe samples of makeup, skin, hair and fragrance products each month in a beautiful kit for just $12/month! Beauty Army gives their members the option to choose their own kit which prevents waste and disappointment; you will never receive unwanted products! However if you forget to pick your samples, Beauty Army will choose them for you based on your profile.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Snowflake nails + Please answer this poll!

Snowflakes!!! This is OPI Yoga-ta Get This Blue as the blue base and OPI Crown Me Already for the silver on the tip of my nails, both polishes borrowed from my friend Cat! Then I used Konad Image Plate M59 for the snowflakes with Konad Stamping Polish in White, also used for the white dots. I love this mani, it is so cute and winter-esque!

So you're probably wondering why my blog is called "Snowflake Says" well it's because Snowflake is my nickname, although not many people actually call me by it. When I first started my blog I didn't want it to just be a beauty blog which is why I didn't name it beauty-related. But I've definitely dedicated this blog to beauty only so I've been thinking about changing the name. I really want to know what you guys think of my blog's name! Do you like it?...is it unique so you actually remember my blog? Do you not like it?...were you a little iffy about following my blog because of the name? Or could you not care less?

If you could PLEASE PLEASE help me out with my decision by answering this poll I would really appreciate it!
  • No, I like it.
  • Yes, make it beauty-related.
  • I don't care.
I can be quite indecisive and I really want hear your opinion! Whether I change my blog name or not I do plan on making a nice, eye-catching header and updating the design of my blog as well. Thanks for stopping by and answering the poll, I really appreciate it!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Pursebuzz High Fashion Holiday Party!

Last Saturday night I went to an holiday party held by Pursebuzz! It was a networking event for makeup artists, bloggers, youtubers and beauty enthusiasts to have fun and get pampered. It was at the Bellus Academy beauty school, which is about 15 minutes away from my house...when I found out about the event I knew there was no excuse not to go! I met up with two youtubers from San Diego...Esmeralda from Venusocean (standing to the right of me) and Kelly from Kelly Alexander Show (standing to my left)! I'm so glad I got to meet them, they are so nice...definitely check out their Youtube channels! Lots of things were going on at the event...silent auctions, a raffle, you could get your hair/makeup/nails done, get a massage or shop for some goodies!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Urban Decay Naked2 Palette!

I did it, I bought the Naked2 palette!!! This palette is simply amazing, worth every single penny and I couldn't be more excited to have it! Contains twelve beautiful neutral eye shadows, a dual-ended shadow/crease brush and mini lip gloss. I wanted the first Naked palette soo bad, but I kept myself from buying it and now I’m glad I did. Even though I don’t own the first Naked palette, I like this one better for a couple of different reasons. But since I don’t personally own the first one I won’t be comparing the two, just raving about this one! Get ready for an overload of Naked2 pictures!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Zoya Izzy & Kissy

Funny story about these two polishes...I ordered Izzy and Kissy from Zoya on Halloween because their "treat" for the day was buy two polishes and you only have to pay the shipping - $6.95. I thought, not bad almost like buy one get one free. So I picked out the pink polishes from their new Gems & Jewels collection. I received my order less than a week later...opened up my package and saw two exact same polishes, aww man Zoya sent me the same polishes by accident! I called Zoya the next day to tell them that they had sent me two Izzys instead one Izzy and one Kissy...they said no problem and they would send me Kissy free of charge. (Note: the above photo is two coats of Izzy with one coat of Kissy on top).

Monday, December 5, 2011

Scott Barnes Body Bling Review

Scott Barnes Body Bling is a moisturizing shimmering body lotion that gives your skin a natural looking tan. I received this sample in my Beauty Social gift bag, I wasn’t planning to review it because at first glance I thought it was just a lotion. But when I opened it I realized it is actually more like a “bronzer” not just a lotion. I am very self-conscious of my pale legs, I rarely expose them. I use to tan a lot, I won’t go into details but you’re interested to read my “life story” about trying to be tan (or how I'm allergic to the sun now), you can read it here! Anyways, last weekend I decided I wanted to wear a skirt but was feeling apprehensive about shows my legs. I remembered I had Body Bling and decided to try it out, I rubbed it all over my legs and LOVED the results! My legs instantly looked at least three shades tanner and had a beautiful shimmery glow to them. I felt way more confident about wearing the skirt and revealing my legs!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Wet n Wild Ice Baby Collection

Ice Ice Baby! Dun dun dun da da dun dun *busts out awesome dance moves* haha I couldn’t help myself! This is Wet n Wild’s new limited edition Ice Baby collection for holiday 2011!!! When I first saw swatches of these my jaw dropped and I knew I had to get my hands on them. These glitter polishes are so unique and I don’t own anything like them…I bought 5 out of the 8 polishes. This collection is exclusive to Walgreens, check out Nouvea Cheap’s Interactive Sightings Map to see if someone has found this collection near you...remember it’s limited edition so these are going to be gone before you know it! I couldn’t find them anywhere near my house but luckily my best friend Charisma found them allll the way on the other side of town, so glad she’s a nail polish addict like me :) Each polish is $2.99, they are smaller than usual Wet n Wild polishes but I think this is a great price for these stunning glitters!!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

FOTD Old Hollywood!

Happy December! I don't know about you but I'm definitely not ready for Christmas to arrive, I know these next couple weeks are going to flyyy by! Today I have a look I created for the Facebook group, Never Too Much Sparkle! Each week the group has a new theme for a weekly makeup showcase you can participate in! I love doing these, it keeps me inspired and motivated to try something new with my makeup. This week's theme is Old Hollywood. I immediately thought of the glamorous Marilyn Monroe, so she is the inspiration for my look!