Archive | Nails RSS feed for this section

August Glam Bag, 2012

14 Aug

It’s that time again!  My monthly gift from MyGlam is here!
So was this bag a hit or miss?  Let’s just find out!   Continue reading

Advertisements

July Glam Bag, 2012

17 Jul

Happy Tuesday!

Check out what’s inside this month’s Glam Bag! Continue reading

7 Summer Beauty Essentials

17 Jul

With summer in full swing and the rising heat (ick), my beauty routine has definitely lightened up significantly. Not only because the heat makes me lazy but also because a fully made-up face in 100-degree weather can melt and end up looking funky. No one wants to have raccoon eyes. Here are my 7 summer beauty essentials that keep me feeling fresh and pretty without looking overdone.

1. L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara: This is hands down my favorite mascara of all time. I’ve tried them all from Dior to Lancome to all the drugstore brands. Nothing exceeds the volume, thickness and length that L’Oreal Voluminous gives. It never flakes and lashes feel soft and flexible to the touch with this mascara. Most others leave mine crispy and stiff. Many celebrity makeup artists swear by this mascara. A few swipes of this and I feel glamorous and ready for the day. The $7.99 price tag and the fact that it’s often buy 1 get 1 50% off isn’t bad either!

2. Bright lipstick: Since I don’t wear dramatic eye makeup in the summer I love to make a statement with a bold lip. I only like to make one beauty statement at a time. During the colder months I love a smokey, dark eye and nude lip. The summer is such a fun time to express yourself with vibrant, playful lips. I have three that I’m currently rotating between depending on my outfit and mood:

  • Revlon Persian Melon: This is one of my absolute favorite lipsticks. It’s a gorgeous hot pink cream with no shimmer, which is ideal. I prefer a lip color with no shimmer when a color is this bright.
  • Lancome Rouge in Love High Potency Lipcolor lipstick in Rose Boudoir :  This is a matte lipstick that’s a lovely and bright coral pink. It’s long wearing, which is a bonus!
  • Maybelline Fuchsia Fever: Fuchsia is a really fun lip color and this is my favorite fuchsia lipstick I’ve found. It has a similar look to the bright pinks but the hint of purple in fuchsia really adds a fun, playful pop to your look.

From left to right: Maybelline Fuchsia Fever, Lancome Rose Boudoir, Revlon Persian Melon

Continue reading

Latest Beauty Purchases, July 2012

15 Jul

Love & Beauty Nail Polish, compliments of the clearance bin at Forever 21.  The top set was $5, the bottom was $3.

Love & Beauty handheld mirrors from Forever 21.  I use these all the time when working on clients, especially when waxing.  Plus, these were a buck each, who could resist that?

Elf Custom Compact.  I haven’t been able to order any Z Palettes lately, but these are a cheap replacement.  The white insert pops out so you can fit more product in the compact.  And the kicker, they’re $1 each! Continue reading

Sunday Manicure with Essie

10 Jun

This past week has been a big one!  I have closed one chapter of my life to begin a new one.  I’ve spent my Sunday reflecting on my past and putting the pieces together for my future.  Overall, I feel very content, serene, and excited.  I decided to give myself a little mani and wanted to pick a color that reflected my mood.  I found the perfect color!

It’s Essie, Lapis of Luxury.  Why is it such a perfect match? Continue reading

May Glam Bag, 2012

16 May

You know what, I’m going to be honest with you guys:  I had a lousy day yesterday.  I almost tripped over a dead deer (!) on my morning run, and it was all downhill from there.  After I got home from a long day, I washed my face and plopped my fanny in front of the computer.  That’s when I saw…

My May Glam Bag had arrived!  It was sitting so nicely on top of my mouse pad.  It’s just like it knew I needed a pick-me-up.  What’s inside?  Take a peek! Continue reading

Calorie Free Cupcake Manicures!

17 Apr

LOVE these manis!  Wish I could do one of myself!

Click to read artcile

That scrub sounds so yummy!  I definitely want to try it out!

April Birchbox, 2012

15 Apr

image

Some of the stuff from this months box. Really excited to try the Yes to Blueberries towelettes! Has anyone else tried them?

Happy Sunday!

Illamasqua Nails with my Too Faced Palette

12 Apr

image

image

My current nail color, Loella. It’s the perfect cool toned baby pink without looking like you’re 14 years old.

Too Faced Sweet Dreams palette, from their holiday 2011 collection. To depot, or not to depot… that is the question.

Thoughts? Happy Thursday!

Seche Vite, Dry Nails in 2 Minutes

29 Feb

I’m used to not be a “nail polish” type of girl.  It just seemed like a big hassle to go through all that trouble to put on a base coat, 2-3 coats of nail polish, then a top coat.  And, if you manage not to screw that up, you inevitably mess them up while they’re drying.  Been there?  Me too.

Nowadays, I go through phases where I’ll paint my nails a different color almost every night.  It may seem like a lot of work, but it’s a breeze since I found this top coat.

Check it out! Continue reading

%d bloggers like this: