Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Eve 2011

Hey guys! I am posting really quickly before I have to head out. For my New Year's Eve 2011 manicure I used Milani Jewel FX in Silver.

I wish you all a very happy new year to come. Be safe and enjoy!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Poinsetta with a Golden Touch

So sorry for the lack of posts lately. I have been busy with family and school stuff.

This mani was done using 3 coats of China Glaze Poinsetta and I stamped it with Revlon Gold Coin.

New (more elaborate lol) posts coming soon, including the entire Zoya Feel collection!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Winner of 2011 Holiday Giveaway

The winner to my 2011 Holiday Giveaway is Cari Welsh! Congrats - I am awaiting your response to my email :)

Thank you to everyone who entered. I will be hosting more giveaways in the near future and look forward to new posts coming soon!


Friday, December 9, 2011

Blue Year's Eve in Tinsel Town

Ok - so if you follow me on Facebook, you know I said I probably wasn't going to be posting up anything until next week. Well, I lied! I ended up finishing up some school work and now I have a little free time and because of some other great school news I received, I AM FEELING PRETTY DAMN HAPPY!

Today's mani is something I have been sporting all week. I can't bring myself to take it off because I love the way this looks! 

Base: China Glaze Tinsel Town (2-3 coats) - The polish applies really well!
Accent: China Glaze Blue Year's Eve with China Glaze Snow Globe layered on top. - I love this combo. The blue and purple reflect from Blue Year's Eve paired with the multi colored glitters of Snow Globe that give off a flakie feel looks so good!

8 more days until my giveaway ends! Click the photo on the right side of this page to be taken to the entry form!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

NYX Blues and Greens

Hey guys!

You all are probably wondering, "WOW! Two blog posts in a row from TheVEROblog?!" Well, this is because I am procrastinating. I am supposed to be working on a 10 page paper right now but instead, here I am!

The above picture shows a prize I won from NYX Cosmetics. They hosted a contest on their Facebook page on October 25 in which you had to search the September 2011 issue of Allure Magazine for all the NYX products featured throughout the issue and then email in your answers. The first 50 to email in their correct answers won the items that were in the magazine and I was one of the winners!

Single Eyeshadows: Seafoam Green and Exotic Green- I have never tried NYX eyeshadows before and I have to say that these are very pigmented. I see why everyone loves these so much!

Extreme Shine Eye Liner in Sunrise Blue- This eyeliner applies so smoothly and is long lasting! 

Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Blue- I love the brush on this eyeliner and the color is amazing! This is also very long lasting.

There was another contest on the NYX Facebook page and I won that too so I can't wait to see what goodies I get sent!

There is still time to enter my 2011 Holiday Giveaway! CLICK HERE to be taken to the entry form. Good Luck!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Holiday Spirit (plus my prize from

Wait - why isn't there a bottle of nail polish in my hand?! Well..I was waiting for my next class and my nail polish was starting to peel and I had the urge to start peeling the glitter from my pointer finger LOL 

I used Wet n Wild Black Creme as a base. Then I taped off a few patterns and used China Glaze Twinkle Lights (which I won from

Here is the prize I won from

From left to right: Holly-Day, Twinkle Lights, Poinsetta

From left to right: Blue Year's Eve, Tinsel Town, Icicle, Snow Globe

Candy Man pendant. Isn't this so cool?

My Holiday Giveaway ends Dec. 17. It isn't too late to enter!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Mmmhmm Girl!

Just a quick post for you guys. I am not going to talk much.. I have got tons of stuff to do!

Base Color: OPI O'Hare & Nails Look Great!
Stamped: Zoya Dove
Plate: BM-211

Thanks to everyone who has been entering my 2011 Holiday Giveaway! I am thinking I might add a prize if I hit 325 followers. If you haven't entered yet, you have until December 17th. You can click the picture of the prize on the right hand side of this page to be taken to the entry form. Good Luck!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I Won a Prize From Burt's Bees and SO CAN YOU!

I just won a 3.0 oz Burt's Bees lemon cuticle butter from the Burt's Bees Facebook Page. To try to win something all you have to do is:

  1. "Like" the Burt's Bees Facebook Page.
  2. Click on the "Bee Merry" tab on the left hand side of the page under the profile picture.
  3. Click "Unwrap my gift" and allow the application.
  4. If you win something you will be asked to provide a shipping address.

If you do not win something today, do not be discouraged! You can try once a day until December 31, 2011.

GOOD LUCK and don't forget to enter my holiday giveaway here.

*Photo was taken from Burt's Bees Facebook Page.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Gold Coin in the Hidden Treasure

I hope you all had a great weekend!

This is a mani I did a few weeks ago. Here is the rundown:

Base: Revlon Gold Coin
Base for Accent Nail: Love & Beauty Dark Purple (Passion Fruit Scented)
Second Layer: Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure (over all of the nails)

Sorry for the craptastic photos LOL 

Don't forget to enter my Holiday Giveaway! Click the picture below to be taken to the entry form:

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Friday, November 25, 2011

(CLOSED) TheVEROblog's 2011 Holiday Giveaway

In celebration of the upcoming holidays, I am pleased to announce TheVEROblog's 2011 Holiday Giveaway. Please read all of the rules carefully and GOOD LUCK!


  • A collection of 8 Wet n Wild "Fast Dry in 60 Seconds" mini Nail colors with a Wet n Wild nail file. Note: I will be shipping this set without the original packaging for ease of shipping.
  • Funky Fingers crackle polish in Teal Scales
  • Revlon Sheer Nude
  • Revlon Cherry Berry
  • Sally Hansen Color Quick Fast Dry Nail Color Pen in Fuchsia Chrome
  • Sally Hansen Color Quick Fast Dry Nail Color Pen in Red Chrome

  • This giveaway is open to USA and International readers!
  • Fill out the form below.
  • Must be a follower via GFC (Google Friend Connect). This is the only required entry (which includes your email address). 
  • There are a total of 8 (eight) possible entries. (1 required and 7 additional)
  • Giveaway ends December 17, 2011 at 8:00pm EST
  • Winner will have 48 hours from the time I email them to reply back. Otherwise a new winner will be chosen.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

How To: Press Mineral Eyeshadows

  • Loose mineral eyeshadow (I am using a eyeshadow from
  • Empty eyeshadow pan
  • Spoon or something to transfer the rubbing alcohol from the bottle to the pan (to avoid major spillage)
  • Clean bobby pin or something small to mix with
  • Rubbing alcohol (The higher the percentage, the quicker it evaporates. I used 70% because that is what I had at my house but you can use higher or lower, it really doesn't matter.)
  • Glycerin (I got this at Rite Aid for $5 USD. This was the smallest bottle they had but I definitely did not need anywhere close to this amount. However, glycerin is good for skin repair so you can use a drop or two to moisturize your hands and body.)
  • A coin equal to the size of the eyeshadow pan. I used a quarter (not pictured above).
  • A palette or somewhere to store your pressed eyeshadow.
  • I also spread out paper towels on the hard surface I was using because this can get messy.


1. Sanitize the tools you are using with the rubbing alcohol.
2. Add a couple drops of rubbing alcohol to the eyeshadow pan. Make sure it is enough to cover the bottom of the pan.
3. Add 1 drop of glycerin.

4. Transfer some eyeshadow into the eyeshadow pan and mix.

5. Keep adding more eyeshadow and mixing. Add more rubbing alcohol to make it easier to mix. Don't be afraid if you add "too much" alcohol because it evaporates. When your pan is halfway filled, you can add another drop of gylcerin and the rest of your eyeshadow until the pan is almost completely filled. 

6. When you are done adding your eyeshadow, drop the pan at short distances onto a hard surface. This will cause the eyeshadow to even out in the pan. You will notice a lot of the moisture will rise to the top. 

7. Leave the eyeshadow pan out to dry. You can leave it out overnight to dry completely or wait a few hours until it is dry to the touch.

8. When the eyeshadow is dry, place a paper towel or a cloth over the eyeshadow pan (on a hard surface). Place a quarter over the paper towel and press into the eyeshadow firmly. This causes the eyeshadow to become compact and also allows for you to soak up any extra moisture that may be left over. The eyeshadow is only safe to use after all the moisture has left the eyeshadow, so if your paper towel is moist after pressing, wait a few hours before using the eyeshadow on your eyes!

9. The empty palette that I purchased was already magnetized, so I didn't need to do the extra step in adding a magnetic strip to the back of the pan. I peeled off the sticker from the jar that the eyeshadow came in and pasted it onto the back of the eyeshadow pan. 

10. Place eyeshadow pan in a palette or somewhere safe for storage. 

I hope you all enjoyed this "How To" blog post. This is just my method of pressing eyeshadows. There are tons of different ways but this is the way that works for me. If you try this, let me know if it works for you!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Zoya: Yara and Dove

Hey all! I hope you guys had a wonderful weekend. I don't usually post on Sundays but I am actually home today and I am trying to get a lot of stuff done before Thanksgiving!

A couple weeks ago, Zoya had a promotion where you get two polishes for the price of shipping, which is $6.96 USD. This was a deal I could not pass up because Zoya nail polishes retail for $7 each. The two that I chose were Yara and Dove.

Yara is a pickle green nail polish with iridescent gold shimmer throughout the polish. IT IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! After seeing swatches on a few other blogs, it just had to be mine!

Dove is a cement grey creme polish that I have been eyeing for a while. I do not have many "basic" color polishes and for some reason I was drawn to this one rather than another "out there" polish like Yara.

Sorry for the slight blurriness of these pictures! I stamped Yara over 2 coats of Dove with a pattern from the Bundle Monster plate BM-209.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pretty Addictions Haul: Part 2

Today I have Part 2 of my Pretty Addictions Haul. You can view Part 1 here.

From Top to Bottom: Vivid. Torrid, Darkness, Electric Lemonade, Shattered Pearls

My favorites from this bunch are Electric Lemonade and Shattered Pearls. Electric Lemonade is a bright teal eyeshadow that may seem intimidating to use at first but it looks AMAZING on the lid! I use Shattered Pearls in the inner corner and as a highlight, but according to the product description on it can also be used as a cheek highlight among other things.

Vivid-Pretty Addictions Mineral Cosmetics, Vivid, Eye Shadow, eyeshadow,

Torrid-Pretty Addictions Mineral Cosmetics, Torrid, Eye Shadow, eyeshadow,

Darkness-Pretty Addictions Mineral Cosmetics, Darkness, Eye Shadow, eyeshadow,
Electric Lemonade-Pretty Addictions Mineral Cosmetics, Electric Lemonade, eye shadow,

*Photos of eyeshadows in Jar were taken from except for the photo of Shattered Pearls in the jar. All finger swatches, photo of Shattered Pearls in the jar and the photo of the package were taken by TheVEROblog.