Monday, April 30, 2012

Zoya Blogger Collection by Birchbox (Limited Edition)

Happy Monday, I have some special nail polishes to show you today! Birchbox and Zoya teamed up with top beauty bloggers to create a custom nail polish collection. A bunch of different bloggers designed mood boards based on their favorite spring/summer color, then Zoya & Birchbox asked their Facebook fans to pick the top three boards, and these are the winners! I remember voting a couple months ago, I voted for the orange board (which is one of the winners) and also a blue and lavender board (but those didn't win). I wanted to get these swatches up as soon a possible because it collection is limited edition and once it's sold out it's gone! You can purchase it at Birchbox.com for only $22 (free shipping)...keeping reading for more information and swatches!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Inglot AMC Lip Gloss 541 Review

Hey guys, hope you are all doing well! I want to share a really unique lip gloss by Inglot with you today! When I first laid eyes on this and swatched it in stores, I was completely in awe and knew I had to have it! These awesome lippies are called AMC Lip Gloss by Inglot. AMC stands for Advanced Makeup Components, not sure what this means exactly but this is a term coined by Inglot to describe their signature formulation for their high impact color makeup. These AMC lip glosses come in six different colors and have an really amazing opalescent/duochrome effect. I only have this color, 541 but I would love to collect them all because they are so freaking cool!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

FOTD Golden Sunrise & Faux Heather Review

Today's look is a recreation of Meredith's Golden Sunrise Eyes from Pigments and Palettes! I seriously love all of Meredith's makeup looks and want to recreate everything she does. This look seemed fun and simple enough, so I gave it a go! My photos look so dull compared to hers, I clearly still need help in lighting and photoshop but that's okay! I will also be reviewing Faux's new Heather lashes, so keeping reading for more info!

Monday, April 23, 2012

And the winner is...

Thank you ALL so much for entering my giveaway!!! The winner is Sanny Daff! Please check your email.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
I asked you guys what you want to see more of on my blog and A LOT of you want to see more nail art and tutorials...so I will be working on more of that! If you didn't win this giveaway don't worry, my next one will probably be in June for my one year blog anniversary :)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Zoya Earth Day Sale!

One year ago, my love for Zoya nail polish began. I ordered my first Zoya polishes during last year's Nail Polish Exchange and never looked back! If you didn't already know, Zoya has the most amazing nail polishes! They have a HUGE range of unique colors, the formula always excellent...not to mention cruelty free and vegan friendly! It's the perfect time to get these awesome nail polishes at an amazing price, 50% off ($4 a bottle). The sale is on NOW and ends tomorrow at 9:00pm PST, keep reading for details!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Happy 420!

Yes, I celebrate this "holiday" and I fully support legalization of marijuana. I'm not sure if you guys are interested in the reasons why, but I'll just mention a few! One of the main reason I believe it should be legal is because marijuana is not a lethal drug, it is a 100% natural plant. It blows my mind how many highly addictive legal substances there are (cough cough TOBACCO). An estimated 443,000 people die each year from smoking tobacco or exposure to secondhand smoke - OH YEAH it's totally legal and kills people?! Unlike alcohol and many other prescription drugs, it is impossible to overdose on marijuana. If marijuana was legal it could be taxed and REALLY help our economy. Keeping it illegal is hurting the economy, because money is wasted enforcing laws and all the profit is going to the black market. Marijuana has been illegal for less than 1% of the time it has actually been used...don't understand? Watch this video. So that's just a few facts, I didn't elaborate much otherwise this would have been a very long post!

Now let's talk about my nails, rasta colored polka dots! I planning to do something much more creative, but some friends decided to come over yesterday and didn't leave till 11:30pm. I wanted to do a green, yellow, red gradient and try to draw some little weed leaves. But let's just say I celebrated early, it was almost midnight so I wasn't quite up to the task haha. When in doubt - polka dots! This isn't my best polka dot mani, you might notice the dots are smaller on my pointer finger then larger on the rest, haha whatever! I would LOVE to hear your thoughts about this subject, please don't be shy! Thanks for reading and have awesome day, whether you support 420 or not! :D


Sources:
http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/aag/osh.htm
http://www.marijuana.com/threads/reasons-marijuana-should-be-legalized.255107/

Thursday, April 19, 2012

April Birchbox

This month's Birchbox is all about natural wonders, fresh products that take inspiration from the world around us. I was excited about this box because I've been trying to add more natural products to my life but my samples kind of fell short. Keeping reading for my full review!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Check out my first blog interview!

I'm so excited I was interviewed by Aly from Wonderland Beauty! This is my first ever interview and I'm so grateful Aly thought about me! Read it here :D

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Cult Nails Scandalous + Captivated

Cult Nails had a one day only sale back on April 7th for 50% off all their nail polishes except limited edition ones! I had to take advantage because I'm ALL about sales and this was the perfect opportunity to finally make my first Cult Nails purchase! They are going to have another sale soon because a few polishes were already sold out - like Cult Nails Facebook or follow them on Twitter to find out when the next sale will be. Their polishes are normally $10 but during the sale they were only $5, limit 3 per person! I can't wait for the next sale!

Monday, April 16, 2012

theBalm Black Tie Kit Review

Hey beauties!! First off I wanted to thank you all SO MUCH for your support! I've reached over 500 GFC followers and I can't tell you how much it means, you guys are the best! Don't forget to enter my giveaway, it ends this Sunday! So today I will be reviewing theBlam Black Tie Kit, I found this at Marshalls for only $12.99. Marshalls had A TON of different kits like this from theBlam, it was hard to choose which one I wanted! This kit comes with three eyeshadows, one blush/shadow, lip gloss, mascara and a nail polish. I created a look using all these products and I'll review each individually... 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

April Beauty Army!

Here's my Beauty Army kit for the month for April! I don't know if you noticed but I didn't blog about my March kit because I was not happy with the samples I got to choose. I took my profile quiz over and over again, didn't like any of my options. The good news is - Beauty Army listens to their customers so now you can skip a month if you like!! I'm so happy about this, so I won't be wasting money when I don't like my sample options. I'm pleased with my samples this month, so let's take a closer look at what I think about them!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

China Glaze Electrify + follow me on Instagram!

Electrify is a vibrant gold and red glitter from China Glaze's Hunger Games collection! This glitter polish is very opaque, I only used two coats here! I think China Glaze really captured "the girl on fire" perfectly...this is definitely what I imagined Katniss' dress to look like, electrifying! This the only color I have from the Hunger Games collection, but I still want to get the flakie Luxe and Lush. Also...

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Or if you don't celebrate Easter, happy Sunday! I painted some little hatching chick on my nails, aren't they cute??? The yellow is China Glaze Lemon Fizz, the orange is Sally Hansen Sunkissed and the white and black are Milani Nail Art Lacquers. They were pretty easy to do! Also here's my pastel makeup for the day...

Friday, April 6, 2012

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Review

ExfoliKate really came to my rescue the other day! Out of nowhere I woke up with ridiculously dry FLAKY skin, I've never had flaky skin before. I looked in the mirror and was like, OMG what happened to my face?! I busted out ExfoliKate because I knew it's the best exfoliator I have, and it worked a miracle getting rid of all the flaky skin fast! I received ExfoliKate in my gift bag from the Beauty Social I went to last October. I really love this stuff and figured it's about time I blog about it!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

FOTD Thing Called Love

Hey guys! I don't have much to say about my makeup today, just used a couple Inglot eye shadows. However I thought I would share this remix of the song Thing Called Love I've been completely OBSESSED with! But first more pictures of my makeup...I didn't use flash here, working on improving my FOTDs in natural lighting.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Nailtiques Formula 2 – my holy grail nail strengthener!

I’ve had short, stubby nails my ENTIRE life...I played sports year-around while growing up and was never allowed to have long nails or even wear nail polish. Once I graduated high school all my extracurricular activities ended and I finally got be my girly self (was never any good at sports anyways). TRUE STORY: when I was 10 years old my softball team gave out awards like...MVP, Most Improved, Best Team Player…my award? “The Most Beautiful Player” hahaha it was obviously a joke (but I did spend more time fixing my hair then playing the game). Anyways! Now that I’m a nail polish addict, I love my nails long but they didn’t get this way without some help! Today I will be reviewing my favorite nail strengthener, Nailtiques Formula 2. This helped my nails stop chipping, breaking and finally grow long...I can’t live without it!