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.