Friday, August 31, 2012

NOTD Girly

Sometimes I will stand in front of my nail polish rack, staring at my 100+ bottles of polish, waiting for an idea to come to me...and I usually have no clue what I want to do with my nails -> enter Pinterest. What good is Pinterest for? For inspiration of course (or just being a copy cat haha)! I've been seriously loving nails with mix designs/patterns with coordinating colors...they look sooo cute! THIS is my inspiration, pretty much copied with different colors. I'm not going to lie, I have a hard time coming up with my OWN original ideas...so I will copy and give credit instead! Check out my Nail Polish Inspiration board (and don't forget to follow me), there are sooo many designs I want to do!

This mani is super cute and girly! The pink is OPI Pink Friday, my middle finger is OPI Teenage Dream (look at that holo glitter!!!), the purple is Julep Anne and the purple glitter under the pink is Wet n Wild All In The Cut. I used nail art tape for the lines and a dotting tool for the hearts. I pretty much just LOVE this!! What do you think??? Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome weekend :D

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

August Birchbox

Better late than never! This month is all about going back to school with some beauty supplies! Seems like the perfect box since I just started school again but I feel like this box is seriously lacking. FIRST how come everyone else got a razor and I didn't?!? I was hoping to get one because I can always use a new razor! Also some people got an entire box full of q-tips and I only got 4 glued to a card (but I know a lot of people got this too)! Another perfume sample and candy bar...the only things I'm excited about are theBalm Stainiac and Sumita Brow Base...

Monday, August 27, 2012

FOTD UPDATE!!!

Hey guys!!! OMG I am sooo sorry I haven't blogged in a whole week - this has never happened since I started this blog but it's for a good reason! I STARTED SCHOOL AGAIN! I've been going to community college since I graduated high school back in 2007 (WTF it's been 5 years already?!?!) and I was going for a Biology major but that turned out to be NOT for me. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do so I took a year off (last year)...during that year off I started this blog because I had a lot of free time and needed something to do! Now I figured out my new major - Business and I think it's going much better for me :) So I'm back to taking more general ed classes for this major, I'm only taking two classes this semester to ease myself back in....

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Identity Festival San Diego 2012!

Hey guys!! Identity Festival was yesterday and I had a BLAST!!! I just wanted to show you my makeup, nails and outfit and talk about the event a little today. It was BEAUTIFUL day in San Diego, I think it was 85-90 degrees and it felt sooo hot it the sun! My outfit was very neon so I decided to do my makeup very bright as well, perfect for a summer rave! One of my favorite parts about going to music festivals is dressing up and doing my makeup! My camera battery died right after I took some close-up shots of my eyes (in the car before we even got there). So I didn't get as many pictures but still took some with my phone!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Julep Hayden (aka Amanda)

This nail polish USE to be called Amanda...I bought it (no I had I discount code, I would never pay for full price for a Julep polish) back when I was a Julep Maven maybe 9 months ago? Then I got this polish named Hayden in one of my boxes and thought it looked EXACTLY like Amanda! I was too lazy to swatch them next to each other and didn't really care. Fast forward to now I actually looked at Julep's website and under Hayden it says: *previously called Amanda...no more polish named after me :( Why did they change it? I have no I idea! I guess they have something against Amanda's....

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter Review

Lotions are kind of boring to review but I forgot to take picture for the post I was planning on writing today so I thought...what the hell let's review this! This is an amazing body butter from The Body Shop in the scent Coconut! I LOVE the smell of coconut and I LOVE using it during the summer because it reminds me of the days I use to spend outside, tanning in the sun. But no more tanning for me so now I happily remember the good (not so good for my skin haha) old days through this scent! If you're are a fan of coconut you will love this scent!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

FOTD This Could Be

So I actually did this exact same makeup on Sunday but didn't get a chance to take pictures so I decided to do it again today for work! My coworker Jessica gave me two Maybelline Color Tattoos and they are sooo pretty! Today I'm wearing Tenacious Teal with some neutral Urban Decay shadows. Excuse my messy damp hair, I usually don't shower in the morning but I'm doing a new routine with my hair...I will have an blog post about that soon!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum & Primer Review

I received this Diorshow Maximizer sample for free in my last Sephora order and I’m seriously loving it! So this is the deluxe size, not the full size. It’s been a while since I last used a lash primer but I really like them. They usually dramatically improve the length and volume of my lashes, and this Dior one is no exception! If you have a mascara you don’t like, I would highly suggest using a primer first to improve it…instead of just not using and wasting a mascara. I have a few before and after pictures so you can really see the difference Maximizer, it makes my lashes look 10x better!

Friday, August 10, 2012

FOTD Serious Business

Happy Friday!!! I've been getting a lot of compliments at work today for this look! People keep asking if I'm going anywhere special and I'm like...no, I just had extra time to make myself look nice this morning haha! But what I'm really excited about this my sock bun!! I thought I couldn't do it because my hair is short but I looked up YouTube tutorials for short hair and this video helped a lot! I seriously LOVE how it looks and will probably do my hair like this multiple times a week now! Then I did smokey eyes and nude lips which goes perfectly with a high bun...this look is great for a night out or anytime you please :)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

NOTD Chevron Fail

Hello lovelies! So I watched this Chevron Inspired nail tutorial and really do to try it BUT Scotch Tape refuses to work with me. So I ended up free handing it and it came out a little different...since my nails are not square it looks different and I focused the colors on the tips of my nails instead the whole nail. I'm pretty proud of how straight the lines are but I'm not crazy about this manicure. This doesn't remind me of the chevron pattern at all! I don't like anything I do lately :/ ...oh well! But anyways the glitter polish is Wet n Wild Speak When Spoken To, I absolutely LOVE this polish from their limited edition Be Jeweled collection. The purple is China Glaze Reggae to Riches, I haven't posted this polish on here yet but I love it just because of the name haha. Reggae to Riches is sheer so I had to do two coats. Lastly the dark blue is Zoya Cynthia, which I decided to used because both of the other colors have a blue duochrome and I thought it would bring everything together nicely. Well I'd love to know what you think of this mani, yay or nay?! Thanks for reading :)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Physicians Formula pH Matchmaker pH Powered Lip Gloss Review

This is my new favorite lip gloss, I love love love it! This is the Physicians Formula pH Matchmaker pH Powered Lip Gloss in Pink. This lip gloss has a lot of cool features, it actually changes colors and its very long lasting! It comes with a really bright LED light and mirror which makes it super convenient. Keep reading for my full review!

Monday, August 6, 2012

FOTD Rattle

Hey there, hope you had a good weekend! Mine went by toooo fast as always. I was bored at home yesterday while my boyfriend was sleeping...I wasn't sure if we were going to go out later so I decided to do my makeup anyways. We didn't end up going anywhere so I just looked pretty while watching tv most of the day haha. Keep reading for more about my makeup and a song!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Zoya Jules

Now that I actually cook dinner and working out every night I don't really have time to do my nails as often as I use too :( (but I shouldn't be sad my HEALTH is more important than my nails haha) The days I get off work at 6:00pm by the time I'm done eating, doing my workout and walking my dog it's already 9:30 and I'm too tried to do my nails no matter how boring I think they look. I guess I will have to dedicate the weekends to attempting different nail designs for now on. The past couple days I've been wearing this boring neutral taupe color, Zoya Jules. I suppose it's not that boring since it has gold shimmer but I don't really like it. I don't know why I bought it! But the formula is PERFECT, opaque it two coats and dries really fast. I'm excited this weekend I am going to try some VEGAN recipes, if they turn out good I'll share it with you guys! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Dermalogica Barrier Repair Review

Today I will be reviewing a moisturizer by Dermalogica called Barrier Repair. This moisturizer is recommend for sensitized, reactive and recently resurfaced skin. It is a fantastic product that helps reinforce the compromised barrier lipid layer of your skin. This layer of the skin is often compromised by facial cleansers, harsh climates, pollutants or anything that may strip the natural lipids which leads to sensitive skin or dry skin. So before we get into my review, here's a quick lesson about the protective layer of our skin...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Question Wednesday – Summer Vacation

1. Have you been on vacation yet this summer? Will you be going anywhere?
I haven’t been on a summer vacation in YEARS! :( Can’t afford to take time off work, even though I do get paid vacation time I DON’T have money to go on a vacation. It’s quite depressing.

2. What is the best vacation you have ever been on?
My favorite vacation growing up was going to see my family in Mexico every spring break...we would stay at a beach hotel in Mazatlan for a week. It was the only time I got to see my mom’s side of the family and the last time I went I was 16…7 years ago. I miss my Mexican family and wish I could go again!

3. If you could take one vacation anywhere, where would you go?
That’s SO hard to choose because there are so many places I want to go! It would have to be somewhere my boyfriend wants to go as well, so I would say Japan!

4. If you were going on a vacation for one week, what makeup products would you bring?
For my face I would bring: Benefit POREfessional face primer, Estee Lauder Double wear foundation, Kat Von D Bronzer and Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Blissful. For my eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion, Naked 2 palette, Physicians Formula Mascara and Eyeliner, Anatasia Brow Pencil and Wax. For my lips: EOS lip balm, Revlon Lipbutter in Crème Burlee and Milani Lipstick in Rose Hip.

5. If you could get any souvenir from your vacation, what would it be?
Hmm well if I can only pick one then definitely a shot glass!

Thanks for reading!!! Have you taken a vacation this year? I'd love to hear about it! Check out everyone else's answers here!