Monday, February 28, 2011

Spotlight and LUSH Frog Prince

A little while ago I entered into moondog1997 YouTube contest to win a LUSH Frog Prince bath bomb. Well, guess what? I WON! I was very excited because as I stated in a previous post, my local LUSH closed down and I haven't had a chance or the funds to go to another LUSH to buy the Valentine's Day products.

Before I show you my prize, I want to tell you a little about moondog1997. This YouTube channel is run by two sisters who have a strong love for LUSH! The older sister (sorry I don't know her name!) does all the technical stuff including filming, editing and posting the videos. Elisabeth, the younger sister, does all the reviews, bath cocktails and demonstrations on film!

My prize came wrapped up so cute in red tissue paper with adorable stickers! I was so glad that it arrived in one piece. I will be reviewing this in an upcoming post with a possible demo. Just wanted to give you guys a peek at him!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Zoya Valerie

This is Zoya Valerie. Isn't she a beaut? She applies beautifully as well! Zoya Valerie is opaque in one coat but I applied two to make me feel comfortable LOL. I wish I could capture the deep purple shimmer with orange under tones a little better (like I said I am working on it!). For the accent nail I applied a simple design with Jennifer "Gold" with a nail art brush.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

*UPDATED* Feelin' a Little Girly! (now includes China Glaze Flying Dragon swatch)

This manicure is making me feel super girly! The above manicure is one coat of Zoya Katy as the base color with China Glaze For Audrey, China Glaze Flying Dragon and Sinful Colors Frenzy dotted on with a dotting/marbling tool. As with the last manicure I posted, you might want to click on the pictures for a closer look. I am determined to learn some better picture taking skills!

Here is an up close look at China Glaze Flying Dragon. Purple nail polish with tiny pink and blue specs that you can barely see. It dries matte and I think it looks gross with a top coat! Looks a little more Barney the dinosaur purple than what is showing up in the picture.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Spotlight: Pretty Addictions

Hey all! I haven't done a Spotlight post in a long time!

I want to point you guys in the direction of Kassandra over at Pretty Addictions. She provides awesome reviews on beauty and bath and body products! I always appreciate her insight on companies, many of which I would have never heard of if not for her amazing reviews! What I like most about this blog is the honesty in which she applies to her posts.

So head on over to Pretty Addictions!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sparkling Night Sky

American Apparel Peacock with Wet n Wild Dasher (scattered holo glitter) Click on the pics to get the full effect (and an up close look at my horrible cuticles -_- ).

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Zoya Ivanka

This is two shades of Zoya Ivanka. I have finally found a green nail polish that looks good with my skin tone. This makes me so happy because green is my favorite color. I often stay away from buying green nail polish because I find most of them just don't look good against my skin color. This shimmery green polish has a great formula that is easy to work with. I absolutely love this!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

My Heart Feels Like This!

My heart feel exactly like this mani looks: it is bursting with joy! Corny but oh well ;D !

This mani is clearly very similar to one I have done before for during the Christmas season minus the under layer of Wet n Wild Comet.

This is two coats of Confetti Wedding White with Wet n Wild Prancer layered over that. I then added to fimo slice hearts to the accent finger.

My nails are slowly growing back but I have been having crazy breakage and have to file them back into shape. It gets annoying but *shrugs*.

Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day whether you are spending it with a special someone or taking that time to appreciate the love you have for yourself!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Broken Hearts

Guess who is actually back with a decent post? ME!!! ME!!! ME!!!

I got the idea for this manicure from sayanythingbr00ke's Anti-Valentine's Day manicure. Instead of using the usual ring finger as the accent nail, she used the middle finger to give that extra "umph" to the manicure. So I went in the same direction and used the middle finger as my accent nail!

The base color is two coats of Icing Gargoyle. On the middle finger I made little hearts with Zoya Delilah with a dotting tool. To "break" the hearts I used Sally Hansen Black Out. Although Icing Gargoyle is already a matte polish, I added Maybelline Matte Maker as a top coat, which apparently ended up giving the manicure a satin finish (that I do like).

By the way, I have probably used Maybelline Matte Maker in about 3 manicures tops and a little more than 1/4 of the .5 oz bottle has disappeared. *shrugs*

I will probably post a Valentine's Day manicure on Sunday!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Just a little something...

You all are probably tired of seeing these two polishes but here is Milani Gems layered over Zoya Skye. My nails are still super short ;[ THEY NEED TO GROW OUT NOW!!

(The watch was a present from bf a couple months ago.)

I PROMISE to have a quality post or two this week! After being sick and starting back up with school, I just have not really had much motivation. I have also put myself on a "don't buy unless it is less than $5 and extremely worth it" nail polish plan until further notice!