Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sherbet Slice!

I just did a guest post at Wonderland Beauty on how to create this awesome "Sherbet Slice" manicure! It's really easy and you could do so many different color combinations. Check out my tutorial and let me know what you think :D

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Question Wednesday {Changing Seasons}

We're back with another Question Wednesday! I'm so busy right now I haven't had time to write a review or do a FOTD but I figured I could sneak this in today!

1. What is your favorite season? What colors, scents, tastes, sounds do you associate with it?
I don’t really have a favorite season because we pretty much only get spring and summer (which aren’t my favorite) here in San Diego. So my favorite “weather” is CLOUDY, because I’m allergic to the sun...if it’s grey outside I’m happy a camper! I don’t really associate any tastes or sounds with it though.

2. What are your favorite and least favorite parts of each season?
{Spring & Summer} I guess it’s nice that it looks beautiful outside but I can't really enjoy it because I can’t stay in the sun and I don’t like when it's super-hot outside. I also really dislike spring because my allergies go crazy. {Fall & Winter} I’ve never experience a TRUE fall or winter, but I’m sure I would love it.

3. Do you have any seasonal disorders (SAD, allergies, the fall dread of school starting up or celebration of same...)?
Haha well that’s ALL I’ve been talking about, I’m allergic to the sun (I get an itchy rash on my skin if I’m in direct sunlight for more than 30 minutes) and I have lots of other allergies too. I experienced the worst allergies this year (my eyes were so itchy and watery I couldn’t wear my contacts for 2 weeks). Not fun!!

4. How do you change your beauty routine as the seasons change? Do you use different products, or just different colors? (Or less makeup during one season, or more during another?)
I honestly don’t change anything at all! I’m still testing lots of products and haven’t figured out my favorite products or what I prefer yet.

5. Share your favorite winter or summer recipe! A salad, a sandwich, a dessert, a drink...anything.
Hmmm I don’t really cook but during the summer I love to make FRESH margaritas! I forget the exact proportions but all you use is: freshly squeezed lime juice (this takes the most work), sugar and tequila! It is sooo delicious now those premade margarita mixes taste so gross to me!

If you don't want to make your own blog post about this I would love to hear your responses in the comments! And don't forget to check out everyone's link here! Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

My 23rd Birthday!

Hey guys, hope you had an awesome weekend! It was my 23rd birthday on Sunday and I just wanted to share a couple pictures with you! I love that my birthday always lands on Memorial Day weekend, I got Monday off from work and it felt so nice to have an extra day off to recover! I had a couple friends over Saturday night, just drinking and playing beer pong. Then on Sunday it was the family day! Now it's back to reality again...

Friday, May 25, 2012

China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy

Flip Flop Fantasy was a part of China Glaze's Summer 2010 Poolside Collection, and is one of the most amazing neon coral/pink colors EVER! I know this is a favorite of a lot of people, definitely a must have in a nail polish addicts collection....and guess what? I don't even own this! Haha I borrowed this from my bff Charisma, I guess I never bought because I know she has it and will let me use it! :)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

FOTD The Island

Hey guys! I'm so anxious to get this Memorial Day weekend started because it's my birthday on Sunday! I don't have big set plans but I all know is I'm ready to party hehe! So I did this look last Sunday, we were going to the park and it was very bright and sunny outside so I was inspired to do a bright look! I busted out my Sleek Circus Palette and this is what I came up with! I wasn't planning to do a "rainbow" look but that's kind of what it turned out to be!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Question Wednesday {Travel Edition}

Happy Hump Day! This week's Question Wednesday is about traveling! Being able to travel is one of my biggest dreams, I don't make enough money to travel now but I hope I can change that...

1. If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be?
That's so hard to choose because I want travel EVERYWHERE! I usually say Egypt because I use to be obsessed with their culture. But there's so many places I want to see in France, Italy, Japan, Spain, everywhere!
2. Where is the coolest/best place you have ever traveled?
I haven't been anywhere cool :( the only other country I've been to is Mexico. I suppose the best place I've ever been to is Maui when I was about 10 years old.
3. How do you feel about road trips?
As long as I'm not driving (I HATE driving) I'm down!
4. You just won two tickets to your dream vacation, who's going with you?
My boyfriend Randy (and we'll stuff Ruckus in a suitcase haha).
5. Airport security is only allowing you to take 3 make-up items with you, what are they?
Mascara, Eyeliner and Foundation (this reminds me one time I was flying to Vegas by myself when I was 15 and security said I couldn't take my Proactive on board with me and they were about to throw it away but then I started crying and they let me keep it lol).

Where's the best place you've traveled? I'd love to hear about it so you can make me jealous, haha just kidding...not really :] Check out everyone else's links to their posts here!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Macadamia Natural Oil Products Review

I've been meaning to blog about these amazing Macadamia Natural Oil hair products for a longggg time! I bought these products I'm about to review two separate times on Hautelook (referral link) last fall. Since then I've been rotating these with my other hair products and I absolutely love them! You've probably already heard plenty of people rave about Macadamia Natural Oil, they are great but very expensive! Thank god for Hautelook, otherwise I wouldn't have be able to try this wonderful brand. I haven't seen Macadamia Natural Oil back on Hautelook since last December (but I've been ignoring their emails so I'm not tempted to spend money), have you them seen recently? Keep reading for my full review, but first let's learn what's so special about the key ingredients in these products...

Monday, May 21, 2012

My last Beauty Army kit...

This is my last Beauty Army kit, maybe not forever but for the time being. I'm not canceling my subscription because I am unhappy, I haven't had a single issue with Beauty Army and I really like that we can choose our samples. I always felt like I was getting my money's worth but the sample options were getting boring, same brands and products every month. If you read my May Birchbox post you know that I'm really canceling because I am going to try Glossybox and BarkBox, I can't afford everything so I cancelled all my current subscriptions. So that's that, keep reading if you want hear my opinions of this month's samples!

Friday, May 18, 2012

FOTD I'm Da' Best

I'm terrible at coming up with names for my looks, so I decided from now on I will pick a song that I'm currently loving, name my FOTD that and share the song with you as well :D How does that sound? I haven't really incorporated as much EDM onto my blog like I said I would, but that's because I know my readers are only interested in beauty. I thought this would be a good balance of both beauty and music! So no, I'm not conceited and calling myself "the best" (not even close), it's the name of the song I'm featuring haha!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

My nail polish rack & entire collection!

If you follow me on Instagram you probably already saw this, if not...OMG I'm so excited, look at my nail polish rack!!!! I wanted one for the longest time and FINALLY convinced my boyfriend to let me put one up in our room (he really didn't want to stare at nail polish everyday but I broke him down muahaha!). I made it last weekend out of foam board and zebra duck tape, following this YouTube tutorial, it was SUPER easy to make! I chose zebra because it's my fav and matches our bed sheets :) Oddly enough, my entire collection perfectly filled this up! Can you believe it? The only polishes I had left were base/top coats and a bunch of Sally Hansen I was planning to giveaway anyways. We start with my favorite brand Zoya on the top, then Essie, China Glaze, OPI, Color Club, Julep, Finger Paints, Wet n Wild, Deborah Lippmann, Cult Nails, Revlon, other random brands and OPI minis at the bottom. Now I feel like I shouldn't buy anymore nail polish, haha yeah right! I'm super stoked about my nail polish rack and can't stop admiring my little collection :D Let me know what you think! Do you have a nail polish rack too?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Question Wednesday {Pets Edition}

1. How many pets do you have && what are their names?
I have a Siberian Husky named Ruckus!

2. Why do you have pets?
WELL, my parents never let me have a furry pets while growing up :( :( I only had fish and turtles (not so cuddly) so as SOON as I moved out with my boyfriend I got a rabbit named Snickers (I miss my bunny, we gave him to a friend once we got Ruckus). I really wanted a dog but I knew we couldn’t afford all the responsibilities. My boyfriend didn’t care, still badly wanted a dog and would search the ‘pets’ section craigslist every day. One day Ruckus' ad appeared on craigslist, (I still wasn’t sure we could afford him) but my boyfriend convinced me to go see him and we never looked back :D

3. What is your dream pet? {Breed, Kind, etc.}
Funny because EVERYONE says my dog is their dream dog!!! Of course Siberian Huskies are gorgeous, but I never really wanted one. My dream dog is an English Bulldog! I seriously think they are so ugly but sooo cute! I love their size and that they have short hair. Now that I think about it...I pretty much got the opposite of my dream dog. LOL things change, now Ruckus is the love of my life <3 (even though he sheds LIKE CRAZY)

4. If you could domesticate any wild animal and have it for a pet, which would it be?
A PANDA!!! That would be SO awesome...

5. Let's solve the biggest pet debate: Cats or Dogs?
Dogs! But I do really like cats, their personalities are so unique. I use to be allergic to cats (maybe I still am?), I say that because I live in a house with 5 cats (my roommates...who also have 2 Corgis) and feel fine. Oh yeah forgot to mention that I as SOON as I moved out of my parents house, guess what they got? A dog! I couldn’t believe it, I wanted one my wholeee life but noo!

I thought this would be the perfect time to SPAM you with some a lot of pictures of my handsome doggy! I just can’t get enough of him!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Haul! Philosophy Cosmetics for only $3!

If you live in the US and follow Nouveau Cheap you've probably already heard of this awesome deal - $3 for Philosophy makeup at Big Lots!!! I went to Big Lots last Friday and couldn't find anything, then I went again yesterday and they display was right in the front! My Big Lots didn't have everything Nouveau Cheap has on her master list but I picked out a few items I will definitely use! I actually had to stop myself from buying one of everything, I'm a sucker for sales...just because it's cheap doesn't mean I "need" it! Check out what I got with swatches and first impressions!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Beauty Blogs Now!

Are you registered for Beauty Blogs Now! yet??? If not, what are you waiting for?!? This free newsletter was created by Jennifer Mathews (My Beauty Bunny) and Nicki Zevola (FutureDerm) to bring YOU the best posts from top beauty bloggers all over the world! I've already been featured twice, which is so awesome! You can see in these screen shots my two posts that were featured in different newsletters. I feel so honored and wanted to tell you guys about this in case you hadn't heard about it yet! If you have a beauty blog you can register here and one of your blog posts might get picked to be in a newsletter delivered to thousands of readers!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

May Birchbox & why I'm canceling my subscription

This is my 12th Birchbox, I can't believe I've been with Birchbox for a whole year already! Overall I've been very pleased with Birchbox, but I'm getting bored and want to try something new so I've decide to cancel my subscription. I'll get into more detail why I'm canceling at the end of this post. First I want to review the samples I received it this box, which really is only 3 products...

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Question Wednesday {Spring Edition}

Hey guys! So I decided I am going to start participating in Nykki’s Question Wednesday! If you haven’t seen other bloggers doing this already, basically there is a different theme every week with five questions to answer. And you can link your post on Nykki’s original post so other people can check out your answers too! I love reading everyone’s answers and I think it’s a great way to get to know bloggers a little better! This week is all about spring, here are the questions and my answers!

Monday, May 7, 2012

LUSH Lust Solid Perfume Review

I've been on the hunt for a perfume that drives my man wild! I don't own very many perfumes but my staple scent is Tommy Bahama Very Cool...I love it but my boyfriend only thinks it's okay. I've made him smell every single perfume sample I've ever received in the 4 years we've been dating and he either says it smells like an "old lady" or it's just "okay" - he is so hard to please! Not only that, he refuses to go inside Sephora so we can smell different scents. Enough rambling about my stubborn boyfriend...enter: LUST!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Color Club Electro Candy Collection

Are you ready for some NEONS?! ...or are you sick of seeing neon already? I'm sure not, I loooove neons all year around! This Color Club Electro Candy Collection is from the summer of 2009, I know it's old but you can still buy them online - or you might even find it in stores. I found this at Ross for only $7.99!! That is soooo cheap for 7 nail polishes. I almost didn't buy it because I wasn't sure if these would be super sheer or not (I don't want to bother with sheer polishes anymore). But I can happily say these neon polishes are not sheer, all of them are opaque in 2 or 3 coats! So let's look at some electrifying swatches!

Friday, May 4, 2012

FOTD Purty Persimmon

Before I started beauty blogging I never-ever use to follow trends, mainly because I didn't know what the trends were! Now being fully immersed in the beauty blogging community, I love seeing what the new trends are and trying them out if they tickle my fancy! I seriously love this trend going on, orange lips! And I find it funny because I use to HATE the color orange, I thought it was the ugliest color ever and I would never touch it. After trying some coral lippies I realized orange actually looks really good on me! Now I'm obsessed with orange lipstick! Sooo today's look is neutral eyes using my Urban Decay Naked2 palette and blood orange lips, Wet n Wild's Purty Persimmon!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

YSL Toning & Cleansing Micellar Water Review

Hey guys, just want to do a quick review of this deluxe sample I received for free in my last Sephora order! I picked this out thinking it was just a toner, but it is also a cleanser that removes your makeup really well! I first starting using this like a toner, applying it all over my face with a cotton pad after cleansing. Then I actually researched it and realized you're suppose to use it to remove your makeup! This toner/cleanser quickly and effectively dissolves makeup and impurities while preserving the skin's natural lipids. The formula is lightweight, feels and looks like water just with a nice scent. I was surprised how effectively it removed my all makeup (except for waterproof mascara). Contains glycerin which hydrates the skin for a soft, supple and moisturized feeling. Detoxifying and energizing kombucha tones the skin to reveal complexion radiance.