Friday, June 29, 2012

Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to Jessica from All Things Addicted for winning my Zoya Giveaway! Jessica has been nothing but supportive of my blog and always comments on my Instagram that she's dying for some Zoya polishes I post so I'm so glad Rafflecopter chose her!
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Question Wednesday {The Fair}

Yay I'm so excited I created these questions for Question Wednesday! I hope everyone has been to some type of fair so they can answer these questions as well! I love going to the fair and I've already been twice this year so I have lots of pictures to show you!

EOTD 1234

Actually yesterday's EOTD, I wanted to use a fun color for going to the San Diego Fair. This peachy/coral color yelled out to me when I took out my 120 palette so I used it! The rest of the eye shadows are from the Urban Decay Naked2 Palette. I've been really obsessed with creating this shape with my eye shadow, I've been seeing it a lot on Instagram and I want to perfect creating it myself! Sorry my eyebrows are looking a little untamed, I actually photoshopped out a few really bad hairs...I need to get them done asap! I'm wearing my favorite Faux lashes, Colette. I've probably woren these eyelashes 7 or 8 times now, I think it's time to throw them away and buy a new pair (or try something new, I've been lemming the Chloe lashes). But this proves Faux has amazing quaily lashes and I highly recommend them!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

June Little Black Bag!

I said I wasn't going to get another Little Black Bag but I just couldn't resist...I wanted some Betsey Johnson earrings SO BAD! There was also a Klout Perk to an extra item so it seemed a little more worth my money since I ended up with 4 items...two earrings, a purse and a wall decal. I paid $59 (I wish the damn shipping was free >:( this is really turning me off) for my bag and it was a total retail value of $179. This bag wasn't perfect but I'm still fairly happy...keep reading for details!

Monday, June 25, 2012

NOTD Zoya Crystal

Happy Monday everyone! I realized on my Blogiversary Giveaway I said Zoya Crystal is one of my favorite Zoya nail polishes and I noticed I haven't posted it on my blog yet, silly me! Well here it is...isn't it GORGEOUS!? Crystal is described as a light blue metallic with sparks of brilliant yellow gold. The gold flakes are so pretty and really make this polish unique...I've never seen anything like it! The formula is p-e-r-f-e-c-t, only needs two coats and dries really fast too. The only thing I noticed is I got some tip-shrinkage really fast, the next day actually. I used the Out The Door top coat, which is what I've been primarily using for the past couple months and this hasn't happened with any other Zoya colors. Other than that I LOVE this color! Don't forget to enter my giveaway if you haven't already, it ends Friday! Thanks for reading and have a wonderful week!

Friday, June 22, 2012

My 1st Blogiversary & a GIVEAWAY!

Oh my goodness, it is my blog's 1st Blogiversary!!! I can't believe I've been blogging for a whole year already, time has few by! I just wanted to thank you all sooo much for reading my blog and supporting me, it means the world to me! I never would have imagined how beauty blogging would change my life...even though "it's just makeup & nail polish" this blog have given me a huge boost in confidence - but that wouldn't be the case without YOU, my wonderful readers! To celebrate I'm hosting a GIVEAWAY - win 3 Zoya nail polish of your choice!!! Details below :D

That's right, you get to pick 3 Zoya polishes you've been lemming and I will fill this lovely Zoya box for you. Zoya made these boxes during the holiday season last year - I don't think they sell them anymore. I got two and I've been saving them to for gifts.
The box is made of velvet and it so cute! Seriously the perfect nail polish gift box ever!
The box filled will look something like this, but with whatever polishes you choose! These are some of my top favorite Zoya polishes - Ali, Crystal and Savita. Just search 'Zoya' on my blog and you will find a ton of swatches! How this will work: I will email the winner (you have 3 days to respond before I choose another), tell me the three colors you want, I will order them, once they get to me I will put them in this box and ship them to you! Yay! This giveaway will only be open for ONE WEEK!

- Must be a follower of my blog via GFC, Bloglovin or Hellocotton.
- Fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter the giveaway.
- Begins today and ends Friday, June 29th at 9:01pm (PST).
- Open Internationally 
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GOOD LUCK! Thank you all so much for making this an awesome 1st year of blogging! It wouldn't be the same without you, here's to another great year!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Yes To Cucumbers Facial Towelettes Review

Yes To Cucumber Facial Towelettes are made for sensitive skin to gently remove dirt, sweat and makeup without the need to rinse! They are packed with green superfoods like cucumber, green tea, broccoli and spinach. These all-natural, biodegradable towelettes naturally exfoliate, detoxify, and rejuvenate all-in-one. I use to use the CVS Cleansing & Makeup Remover Towelettes which I really liked but they were loaded with parabens. So I decided to switch to something natural and much better for my skin! These are my favorite makeup removing towelettes at the moment, but I want to try the Yes To Blueberries and Yes To Tomatoes towelettes next. Keep reading for my full review of these!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Question Wednesday {Holy Grail Products}

This week's questions are all about our holy grail makeup products! Keep reading to find out mine :)

1. What is your go-to eye makeup look? What products do you use to achieve this look?
My go-to eye look: using my Naked 2 palette eye shadows...Half Baked all over the lid, Snakebite in the crease and Bootycall as a highlight. Physicians Formula Eye Booster Eyeliner for winged eyeliner, Tarte gifted Amazonian clay smart mascara and I’m done!

2. What are your top 3 favorite lip products for summer?
I’ve been obsessed with orange and coral lippies this top 3 lip are Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Coral Reef, Milani Lipstick in Mandarina and my newest favorite Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous.

3. What is your favorite liquid face product?
I LOVE my Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, although I don’t think I will be repurchasing it because they are no longer cruelty free.

4. What is your favorite eyebrow product?
I’ve had this brow powder from Bare Minerals FOREVER, it works so well. I recently got an Anastasia Brow Pencil and I really love it too!

5. Lastly, what are some of your holy grail makeup items?
I don’t have many, I’m still searching for most but my holy grail eye shadow palette is the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette. My holy grail liquid eyeliner is the Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner. My holy grail nail strengthener is Nailtiques Formula 2. And I LOVE my Beauty Blender for applying foundation!

Check out everyone's answers here! Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Ruckus' first BarkBox!

Hey guys! This post isn't beauty related but I'm so excited to share this with you because Ruckus received his first BarkBox yesterday!!! As you may know I use to receive 3 different beauty boxes for myself but I decided I need to stop being selfish and cancel most of mine so I can get one for my dog instead. Ruckus is a one year old Siberian Husky and I love him to death! He was just as excited to open his box as I was, so I hope you don't mind lots of pictures of him ;)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Zoya Pinterest Trio - Kimber, Zuza & Myrta!

Hello beauties!! Sorry for my short hiatus there - I was feeling a little burnt out, I'm on the computer all day at work and sometimes when I get home I just do NOT feel like getting on the computer to blog (although I do blog at work if it's not super busy - shh don't tell!). Just needed a little break and now I'm feeling refreshed :) So today I have some brand new polishes to show you - the Zoya Pinterest Mini Trio!! Zoya had this thing going on Pinterest where you re-pin your favorite shades from their Beach and Surf Collection, and the three colors with the most re-pins wins! This mini trio was FREE - all I had to pay was the shipping ($6.95).

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Klout Perk: Essie Fear or Desire

Hooray for Klout Perks! I was super excited about this perk because I *thought* we were getting the WHOLE Essie Summer Collection and I wasn't the only one that thought this haha! When my box arrived in the mail I was like, hmm this feels too light to be 6 polishes. Sadly yes, it was too good to be true we only received ONE polish from the collection. But that's okay! If you don't know what Klout is and how you can get free perks read this post!

Monday, June 11, 2012

LUSH Cosmetic Warrior Fresh Face Mask Review

Last time I reviewed a LUSH Fresh Face Mask (Oatifix, read the review here) I was a total noob and thought my mask didn’t expire of like 6 months. I actually used the mask a month after it was expired *face palm* - nothing happened and seemed like it still worked well (but please don’t make my mistake lol). These masks are made with fresh ingredients and only last 2 weeks! I want to try all of LUSH’s Fresh Face Mask at least once to see which I like the best for my skin. Cosmetic Warrior is recommended for break-out prone skin...I don’t breakout as much as I use, but I still get pimples here and there so I wanted to try this one out and see how I liked it!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

NOTD Destroy Them With Lazers!

LAZERS! Electric Daisy Carnival inspired manicure? You bet! I actually created this last night while listening to Knife Party's set live at EDC (listen to it here), so this was inspired by their song, Destroy Them With Lazers. If you've ever been to a rave/music festival you know it's ALL about lighting, the MOAR lasers the better! Insomniac knows how to put on a good light show, lighting at their events is always amazing. So I created this "laser" manicure, I think it looks pretty good!

Friday, June 8, 2012

EDC Inspired Makeup!

Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas is this weekend and I'm SUPER bummed I won't be there! EDC is the biggest EDM event of the year...over 300,000 people will be attending! I wanted to do a couple blog posts on "makeup ideas for EDC" but I got busy and ran out of time :( hopefully I can do it for some other events in the future. I wanted to do at least one look inspired by EDC so here it is!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

FOTD I've got the blues...

So original right? Well I must have subconsciously knew I was going to get loads of bad news yesterday, because I wore this blue look & I'm still feeling sad today. I won't bore you with my family's bad news, but I am also upset because Urban Decay is no longer cruelty-free. Even if Urban Decay still doesn't personally test on animals, I don't agree with their decision to sell in China (a country that requires animal testing and will test their products on animals for them). I feel like they are being greedy hypocrites (forget all the talk about "Women Rights" & making "Change" in China). But who am I to talk? Although I try my best to only buy cosmetics from cruelty free companies, I'm not vegan and god knows how cows are treated for the delicious hamburgers I eat. I guess I'm just hypocrite too...

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Question Wednesday {Sugar and Spice, & All Things Nice}

Today’s theme is about all things girly!

1. What is your favourite girly hobby/interest?
Well that’s easy, makeup and nail polish! I’ve always loved makeup but didn’t get obsessed with nail polish until after high school (because I was never allowed to wear it) I have a huge collection of polishes!

2. Who is, in your opinion, a great example of a 21st century female role model?
Lauren Conrad! She is my fav and one of the only celebrities I actually care about. Check out her website & sign up for her mailing list...she has new posts everyday about girly things like fashion (obviously), beauty, fitness, recipes, DIY, giveaways, etc....I love her!
3. What are your top 3 fave chick flicks?
10 Things I Hate About You, Ever After and Dirty Dancing. I’m not crazy about chick flicks, surprisingly I prefer horror movies!

4. We're having a sleepover! What snacks will you bring and what music will you play?
Jello shots?! Haha that, and I would definitely bring something SWEET like candy or ice cream. I would play electronic dance music (Infected Mushroom, Knife Party, Nero, Swedish House Mafia, etc) and we will rave in our pajamas!

5. What is the girliest item that you own?
Hmm I’m going to have to say my nail polish rack! I love it so much!

These questions were fun! Check out Nykki's post with everyone's links to their answers! Thanks for reading :D tell me your answers in the comments if you want!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Pangea Organics Skincare Discovery Kit [for Oily to Blemish-Prone Skin]

I bought this Pangea Organics Skincare Discovery kit because I received a couple Pangea Organics samples in my Birchboxes and I was seriously impressed with their products! Their products are natural, organic, cruelty-free and packed with high-quality ingredients. They NEVER contain petroleum, sulfates, synthetic preservatives, artificial colors/fragrances or GMOs. I’ve been trying to incorporate natural/organic product into my routine, so this kit was the perfect to try their skincare and decide if I want to buy anything full size. Unfortunately (for my wallet) Pangea Organics is pretty expensive, but that’s because their products contains a bunch of exotic ingredients that are really beneficial...

Monday, June 4, 2012

May Glossybox USA!

I got my first Glossybox!!! This is the May box even though it is already June, I’m pretty bummed Glossybox ships out their boxes at the end of the month. Now I’m never going to get my box during the month it’s for, I kind of just want to confuse everyone and call this my June box lol. Speaking of box shipped May 17th, started in Nevada (I’m in Cali) then went alllll the way across the country to New Jersey then alllll the back across the country to me and arrived June 2nd...not sure what’s up with that. Glossybox is the most expensive monthly subscription service in the USA right now, it’s $21 a month so I am going to be very critical and make sure I am getting my money’s worth! I am VERY happy with my May Glossybox, keeping reading for my initial impressions of each of my products!

Friday, June 1, 2012

My First Little Black Bag!

I had heard of Little Black Bag before but thought $49.95/month was too expensive for me. WELL I was in dire need of a new purse, so I decided to explore Little Black Bag and fell in love with so many items! And it was my birthday last week so this was my birthday present to myself! Now I'm seriously obsessed with the site (and trading items was so fun) and that's not good for my wallet! We'll see if I'll be able to afford bag in my budget but first check out what's in my first Little Black Bag!