Saturday, June 4, 2011

...And the crown goes to...

OPI is to release a Miss Universe Collection in the next upcoming months! Names and pictures are below!

I think Crown Me Already will be a very popular shade. I will update this when a release date is known.

OPI Holiday Collection

I've caught word that OPI is releasing a Muppet Collection for Holiday 2011. It is absolutely fab! I have been waiting for another glitter collection, similar to the Burlesque Collection. And the names are just as fun. Pics and names are below!

Warm & Fozzie
Rainbow Connection
Fresh Frog of Bel-Air
Gettin' Miss Piggy With It
Gone Gonzo!
Divine Swine


Excuse Moi!
Designer… de Better!

Wocka Wocka
Pepe’s Purple Passion

I know I will definitely be purchasing all of the glitter polishes! I'm so excited!

Funky Dunkey

Besides loving the Shrek movies, I love the OPI Shrek Collection Forever After. It's one of my favorite collections. I think the colors were daring and something brand new. Finally a collection that took a break from the ranges of reds and pinks. The collection has one of my FAV nail polishes of all time...Funky Dunkey. It's a true, bright purple (which is my favorite color to wear on my nails). This color will look great on everyone. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Shatters! Crackles! && Blasted! Oh My! (updated)

I think many will agree that we are on a shatter, crackle, and blasted overload. They are now made by just about every brand: OPI, China Glaze, Sephora by OPI, Nicole by OPI, Color Club, and even Sally Hansen. Geesh! They are taking over the world!

I now own OPI's black, white, navy blue, and silver shatters. I have China Glaze's purple, pink, white, and baby blue shatters. I blogged about them in previous posts. I just purchased Gold Blasted by Sephora by OPI. Personally, I don't have a favorite brand. I believe they are have a similar formula. They all dry very fast, so you must close the cap on them between polishing your fingers. They all will thicken up probably before you are even halfway through the bottle. Use a polish thinner. I purchased mine from Sally's Beauty Supply. I believe it was $3 or $4. Use NO MORE than 3 drops in the polish and roll it well between your hands. They should revive your polish. You can do this with any of your polishes : )

**Important tips** When using the silver shatter, use 2 thin coats!!! It will apply better, and shatter correctly. And, when wiping the access polish from your brush, try to do inside the bottle to lessen the gunk that builds up in the top of the bottle.

Before removing my Mermaid Tears I decided to try out my new shatters. The top coat is Seche Vite.

I definitely recommend using the silver and gold shatter under darker colors so there is more contrast. The gold shatter is very sheer, I'm sure it would look great over a deep or even bright red, black, or navy.   I am in love with the navy shatter, probably more than I should be. It would look adorable over a baby pink or yellow. Oh the possibilities! I think I need to have the red and lighter blue in my collection. And I should just order two of know, just in case : )

So for some reason my gold blasted pic will not post, hmmmm....i'll try them in a different post. 

What does P. Diddy and I have in common???

We both love sunglasses! While in Miami I picked up a pair of Dolce and Gabbana sunglasses. I walked in knowing that I wanted aviator glasses, because I recently lost my Guess aviators (Glasses....please phone home!). The store is owned by a couple, and they were the best. He immediately knew which glasses for me to try on given my personal style and the shape of my face! I happily purchased the glasses...then disaster struck! On the last day of our trip I noticed I had a deep scratch in one of my lenses. I noticed it in time to go back to the store and he made two new lenses for me. The best part is, the lenses did not originally fade from dark to light; but he remembered I stated that I wanted glasses like that when I there originally and made them that way for me. Now they are perfect....

Sunglasses are the best accessory of any season, but especially the summer. Raybans are still popular with the wafer style. I honestly didn't think they were going to be around this long. Aviators are a personal fav of mine. They look good on just about anyone. Amber Rose is queen when it comes to looking great in a pair of sunglasses. She's a badd bish!

Miami Style Post

I recently took a trip to Miami, and had a ball! What's better than waking up && going straight to the beautiful beach every morning? I tend not to tan that much, but when I do, I get more of a bronzy, golden glow than darker. I personally think it's gorgeous. To accent your tan I recommend using a MAC Bronzer (from here) . You can use this and skip the blush, or add golden shimmer to highlight.

Me (the left) and my friend Kathryne went out one night in Miami showing off our personal style. She described her look as Amazon Princess. To achieve this look style your hair naturally, and not in a real "style". A dark lip also gave this look more mystery. As always, the jewelry can make or break your outfit. Carol's Daughter has great products for naturally curly hair, which I recommended her to purchase from Sephora earlier that day.
My look was more Native American Princess. I took two twists and pinned to the back. I wet my hair earlier that day swimming, and while they were drying I put them in two braids to create soft waves. I didn't use much makeup, but heavy mascara to give attention to my eyes. A nude lipgloss, with some shimmer, is great for a natural face. I personally think we looked really cute!

New favorite.....p.s. I'm Back!

So, I know that I haven't blogged in forever, but in my absence I did earn my Bachelor's degree! I have to admit that with all this time on my hands, I am quite bored. But that means I have more time to blog!!! I did do some remodeling to the site (I hope you like). 

OPI recently released the Pirates of the Caribbean Collection (May 2011). I must admit that I was not ecstatic about this collection when I originally seen the pictures, but now that I own the collection I am in love. I own four of the six colors in the collection (not including the silver shatter). I am in love and I will post swatches of them soon. But my favorite is the highly anticipated color, Mermaid Tears. When I look at the color all I can think of the color sea green like the Crayola crayon. This color can definitely work on many skin colors and tones. I think I prefer it on medium skin tones, but it is dusty enough not to wash out lighter skin tones. 

I used an accent color on my ring finger, OPI Bring on the Bling from the Burlesque Collection. 

(no flash)


Thursday, March 10, 2011

How to remove pesky polishes...

I am a huge fan of glitter polishes (Teenage Dream and Bring on the Bling from OPI's Burlesque Collection are my favorites), but they are a pain to remove. The glitter is either all over your fingers or stuck to nail causing you to scrape it off. So I came across a couple of tips.
1. Use acetone (but it's still kind of difficult to remove)
2. Right before removing polish on a top coat, the glitter should adhere to the top coat making it easier, I haven't tried this yet.
3. The best method....the foil method! It makes you look like a creature from outter space, but it works. You put nail polish remover on a cotton ball (I used pure acetone) and set it on your nail. Next, you take a strip of foil (that you already pre-cut) and wrap around the cotton ball. I do all fingers on one hand before moving on to the next. You can leave it on for about three minutes, then you move the cotton ball around to get any traces of polish. And voila! The polish is all gone!

Manicurist of Seville

I decided to get a manicure today, because my cuticles were looking a little rough. I bought with me OPI's Manicurist of Seville (from the Espana Collection I believe). Its raspberry, and very shiny almost like a sorbet or jelly. Its very pretty in the sunlight. In the bottle, the color is a little dustier, but not on the nail. The problem with reds for me is that they seem to darken a few shades after a while. Or maybe its just me.

Do You Lilac It?

I seen a swatch of OPI's Do You Lilac, and immediately knew I had to have it. Purple nail polishes are my favorite and this was not exception. Its a bright, soft purple and looks beautiful. I'm def going to wear this this spring and summer!
The photo is very true to the color!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

OPI Shatter

Yayyy I finally got my nails to shatter properly. When I first tried my shatter they were not spreading as much as I like, and I finally figured out a solution. You are usually not supposed to shake bottles or nail polish, but roll them between your palms. Well with the shatter you need to shake the bottle. Sometimes after you paint a few fingers, shake the bottle a few more times. Also, use a generous amount of polish. Not enough so polish is dripping everywhere though. Hard to explain, but just dip the brush in the bottle and just wipe the side of the brush you're not using against the top of the bottle when you're pulling it out.

I used my black shatter over one of my new favorites...Teenage Dream!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Deja's Polish Pick

I am my child's mother. When I was sitting my bed the other day, she sat next to me, pulled out this nail file and started filing all her little nails right over my pillow. Gotta love her! So on to her polish pick. Deja chose Shower Together by China Glaze and the Gold Sparkle top coat from Sephora by OPI. My daughter is a glitter hag! Lol and here's her little toesies!

Sally Hansen Stick on Nail Polish

So I FINALLY got around to trying these! I bought them from Ulta for about nine dollars. I bought the houndstooth design. They also come in faux lace, denim, flowers, other animal prints, other cool designs, and neon solid colors. They are actually really easy to put on. It comes with 16 peel off polishes, a wooden stick, and a buffer. First, you push back your cuticles with the small wooden stick, then go over with remover to clean off any access dirt. Then you size up your nails with the peel offs, and you're ready to go! You peel them off, then stick on your nail just a teeny tiny bit above the cuticle. If its over your cuticle it will stick up a little. You then gently lay them over your nail, try to avoid air bubbles or creases. The edge then should hang over your real nail, and you can just file that off in a vertical motion. It took me about fifteen minutes total (while being distracted watching Glee).

I believe the box says they can last a week. On me that didn't happen. I put them on Monday, and its Wednesday and I'm taking them off. They started chipping really bad at the ends...and I hate chipped nails, so they have to go! But they do not peel off, once they're on, they're on. They come in pretty designs and I received lots of compliments. I would only get them again for a special occasion. Since they are made of real nail polish they come off with just nail polish remover.

I have pics of the day I put them on (first) and today, to show the slight chipping after two days. And I did scratch my hair when washing it, but when doing the dishes and cleaning I wore gloves (as always to try and keep my polish looking freshly applied).

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Suzi Says Da!

Today I painted my nails with OPI's Suzi Says Da! Its a dark brown with a red base. I love brown polishes and wanted to rock it before the spring. Its also a color you can wear on your toes that will go with almost anything. I love that its a really dark brown, but not too dark that it looks black.

China Glaze Crackle Glaze

So I just used two of my new Crackle Glazes for the first time, and...... I hate them. The purple, Fault Line, looks like polish when first on the nail. The purple just slightly crackles in only a few places. The white, Lightening Bolt, didn't crackle right the first time. I think my coat was too thin.I tried it again on my other hand and it turned out much better. My only complaint it that it looks kind of sheer. They are both without a top coat. I'm going to try again to see if I get any better results.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A few posts in one

I have SOOOO much to blog about, but not enough time. This is my last semester until I receive my bachelors, and it's kicking my ass! I'm stressed, exhausted, and so overwhelmed (and that's just school, and not my sad personal life).... I've neglected my blog for over a week (so sad).

Enough of my whining.... so here's a pic and a few reviews....

1. I love Love LOVE my new headband. I found it at Sally's in the clearance section for $3.99. It's one of the stretchy, elastic ones that go around the entire head.

2. My nails:  Black Onyx and Bring on the Bling (from the Burlesque Collection) on the tips (both by OPI). I love it. The gold tips makes it a little more glam and a little less gothic.

3. My lashes: I give them three snaps up! With only one coat they looked amazing, but of course I piled it on. Today I used Makeup Forever's Smoky Lash. I think I will add this to my list of favorites. You can get this at Sephora. This will be perfect for dramatic looks, and of course a smoky eye.

4. I also have on the Golden Lariat Mineral Blush from the MAC Wonder Woman Collection on. It's very subtle, and you can't really see it in the pic. But it's very natural looking and gives a nice glow.

That's all for now...Enjoy! 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Will you be my valentine???

Yesterday was Valentines day (yay if your taken, boo if your single), and so I wanted to do a pink lip. I'm usually not a fan of colour on MY lips, but I'm getting my feet wet in it. So for my look, I had a side ponytail, light eye makeup with black liner, and pink lipstick from Maybelline I snatched from Target.

I took this pic in the parking lot before I went in the doctors. I looked at the photo and felt hideous : / Just one of those days when I felt ugly and not put together.  So I went into the doctors office and checked in. As I was registering, the lady said, "I'm sorry for staring at you, but you're  absolutely gorgeous!" MADE.MY.DAY. <3

And got lots of compliments on my nails... that was better than the half a box of chocolates I ate today :)

Sparkle Shoes!

Glitter and sparkle shoes are in! At first I was a little skeptical, but I bought a pair and in love. I love that I don't leave a trail of glitter as I walk about the house, and the sparkles are vivid. I got mine from Bakers for about $80. I love the platform, extra plus since I'm a shorty! Grab a pair before summer!

Aint Nothin Like The Real Thing...

So a while ago online, I was reading raves about OPI's My Private Jet, and being the collector I am I ordered it. I was so excited! When I finally got the bottle of polish I was sooo disappointed! I was thinking: so people are so excited about this brownish, grey colour with sparkles??? Ew! Then after some research, I found out that they discontinued the original colour. I also seen pics of it and it was gorgeous. I don't know why since people love it so much they changed the formula, and thought the new would do. Because it def doesn't! So tonight I created my own My Private Jet dupe, and the instructions are as follows:

For a base I used OPIs Ridge Filler
One coat of OPI Black Onyx
Two coats of the newer My Private Jet
Two coats of Northerns Lights (by OutTheDoor, from Sallys)
And a top coat

Its def not the original, but its pretty decent. It has the same sparkle, but the holo effect that everyone loved. As usual in life, there's nothing like the real thing!

Sunday, February 13, 2011


So who knows what I'm actually doing tomorrow for V-Day, but my nails are prepared of course! I choose just a red a pink, and layered Katy Perry's Teenage Dream over the pink. Hopefully I can post my makeup tomorrow too. Have a great day tomorrow lovers!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

How I feel about eyebrows...

In MY opinion, I HATE when girls put too much makeup on their brows. Using too much brow pencil and/or shadow doesn't make your eyes pop, it makes you look a drag queen. Don't get me wrong, it can look nice when used in moderation. Eyebrow pencils should only be used to feel in spots where there's no hair or just to fill in. When you put shadow all over your brows, it looks just like that, shadow all over your brows. Please just go over them lightly when necessary. And just go over the shape of your own natural brows, and don't go too far in the center. It looks almost like you want a unibrow.

But here is one of the products I DO use on my brows. It's a wax that comes in a pencil and it just holds your brows in place. Because that is another pet peeve of mine: when brows looks messy. This isn't heavy, it just holds the hair in place. I picked it up from Ulta, it's only a few bucks.
Hopefully you're not offended, I'm just trying to help. Because I see many girls doing it and I don't know how to say you look like a drag queen nicely, but if that's the look you're going you boo!

Grey or Gray...?

When picking up a few polishes from the Glee Collection at Sephora, I peeped out the new Urban Ballerina Collection there. It's six polishes: 2 grays (Break A Leg Warmer & Shiny Dancer), 3 neutrals (Leotard Optional, Lets Pile', & The Way Tutu His Heart), and 1 purple (Who's Spinning Tonight). The neutrals were very pretty, but I'm not a neutral girl. The purple was pretty, but very similar to something I have already.

I bought Break A Leg Warmer and paired it with Suzi Skies in the Pyrenees on one hand & Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous on the other.

Here's swatches of the Urban Ballerina Collection:

1. Break A Leg Warmer
a warm blue gray

2. Leotard Optional
opaque mocha beige

3. Let's Pile'
metallic opaque beige

4. Shiny Dancer
gray with iridescent sparkles

5. The Way Tutu His Heart
opaque very light pink

6. Who's Spinning Tonight?
Purple with iridescent shimmer

Here's pics of my manicure:

Break A Leg Warmer & Suxi Skies in the Pyrenees (on ring finger)

Ring Finger: Lucerne-ainly Look Marvelous

This is one of my new fav grays and can definitely be worn this spring!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Spilled Nail Polish....???

For some reason I was just reminded of the horrific memory when I dropped a bottle of RED nail polish, and it broke! There was red polish everywhere! I couldn't believe out of all the times I dropped a bottle of nail polish in the kitchen and on hardwood floor, and it decides to bust on the carpet. But I was able to clean it without a hint of polish left! So here's what I did: First, I sprayed the area with hair spray. I used John Frieda, but I'm sure any brand works. Then I sprayed the area with Windex and go to scrubbing. Keep spraying and scrubbing with Windex until gone. DO NOT USE NAIL POLISH REMOVER!

Just a tip in case this happens to you...!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Meet Telly

So this is my first fashion post... well kind of! Since I can blog online I looked through my phone for anything interesting to download, and I found Telly! Telly is what I named my ring, that's a mini elephant. A great new fashion item is jewelry that look like animals. I picked up my ring for Aldo, in Houston Galleria mall. Aldo is great for accesories! They had many other animals, I bought a gator too (named Ally), but he passed (tarnished).

Blogger for Droid!

Yayyy so I just uploaded Blogger for my droid...super excited. Love love love the fact I can snap a pic on my phone, then instantly upload and blog! Maybe this will keep on track blogging!

Anyways, I've been thinking of creating a separate blog for personal thoughts...hmmmm.... pondering....

OPI's Pirate of the Caribbean

I haven't blogged in a while, I've been super busy with school...but I have so much to share! The forth Pirates of the Caribbean film is being released in May 2011, and OPI is making a collection in celebration for the release of the movie. The release date has not been set yet for the collection, actually word about the collection is not even supposed to be released yet. Here's pics, names, and descriptions...!

Silver Shatter!!! Black Shatter has taken off and everyone has been requesting Shatter in a different color, and now there's silver!

Steady as She Rose
A very light pink

Sparrow Me The Drama
A smoky-purple pink

Mermaid Tears
Light Pastel Seagreen

Scull and Glossbones
Pearly White Shimmer

Planks A Lot
A Pastel Muted Purple

Stranger Tides
Light Pastel Yellow

I definitely was not expecting pastel colors for Pirates of the Caribbean, but I love the names! The pastels in the collection will look great for spring, hopefully it will be released early enough before it more appropriate for bright summer shades.