Friday, April 29, 2011

Violet Sparks

Three coats (still a visible nail line) of Sally Hansen Violet Sparks. Accent nail done with nail brush using China Glaze Secret Peri-wink-le and Revlon Silver Dollar.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Tag: This or That

I was tagged by Ashley over at GlamNoLabelz!

The bold word is my choice! Answers without any bold word means neither!

blush or bronzer
lip gloss or lipstick
eye liner or mascara
foundation or concealer
neutral or color eye shadow
pressed or loose eye shadows
brushes or sponges
OPI or china glaze
Long or short
Acrylic or natural
Brights or darks
Flower or no flower
perfume or body splash
lotion or body butter
body wash or soap
lush or other bath company
jeans or sweat pants
long sleeve or short
dresses or skirts
stripes or plaid
flip flops or sandals
scarves or hats
studs or dangly earrings
necklaces or bracelets
heels or flats
cowboy boots or riding boots
jacket or hoodie
forever 21 or charlotte russe
abercombie or Hollister
saks 5th or nordstrom
curly or straight
bun or ponytail
bobby pins or butterfly clips
hair spray or gel
long or short
light or dark
side sweep bangs or full bangs
up or down
Rain or shine
Summer or winter
Fall or spring
Chocolate or vanilla
East coast or west coast
I tag whoever wants to do it!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

From Left to Right: Sally Hansen Sweet Creams, Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure, Ulta The Jungle Look, Jordana Tangy, OPI Banana Bandanna, CND Eclectic Purple

Happy Easter! I hope you all are enjoying your day.

Today's manicure consists of 2-3 coats of Sally Hansen Sweet Creams, which is a sheer and very light pink. I added a thin layer of Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure over every nail, including the accent nail. Then over Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure on the accent nail, I painted flower stems using Ulta The Jungle Look. I used Jordana Tangy, OPI Banana Bandanna and CND Eclectic Purple for the flowers. The stem and flowers were painted on using some paint brushes from a pack of 25 that I purchased at Michaels for less than $5.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Spotlight: Selena Quintanilla-Perez

One of the greatest performers to have ever lived in my eyes is Selena Quintanilla-Perez. For those of you who do not know of Selena, she was singer, songwriter and designer, among other things. She met her untimely death at the very young age of 23, when she was murdered by Yolanda Saldivar, the president of her fan club.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


This is OPI Ink, a navy blue suede nail polish that I absolutely LOVE. I probably say this about 99.9% of my nail polishes but I really do love this one. I purchased this at Ulta on my first trip there a few weeks ago. I was kind of surprised to see this there, being that this nail polish came out about 2 years ago from what I know.

I just love the effect that this nail polish creates. It looks just like denim! I also stamped on Hello Kitty from the Hello Kitty Stamping Plate from the Born Pretty Store.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Winner of my 100 Follower Giveaway

I want to thank everyone who entered into my giveaway! The winner has been chosen using

The winner is: Ashley from GlamNoLabelz!

Congrats to her! I have already sent her out a email and I hope to hear from her soon! To all who did not win, do not be discouraged. I will be doing another giveaway when I reach 250 followers.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I Hug Trees!

I know, I know. I haven't made a proper post in a few days. I apologize to all you lovely people! Above is three thin coats of China Glaze Tree Hugger. I absolutely love this green. It is so earthy and perfect for the spring and summer. The color is much more like the bottle color than what is showing up on my nails.

On the accent nail I stamped on a flower design from the free Born Pretty Store Hello Kitty Plate that they have been sending out, if you signed up for one. I have to say, I really like these stamp plates. They provide a quick, pretty design that will definitely catch the eyes of your peers!

I will be announcing the winner of my 100 Follower Giveaway within a day or two. I am still validating entries, so keep an eye out for that! Hope you all are having a great week so far =]

Sunday, April 17, 2011

*CLOSED* Giveaway Update

Hey all! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. This is just a quick post reminding you all that my 100 Follower Giveaway is ending tomorrow at 8 PM EST! Get those last minute entries in if you haven't already by clicking here!

Good Luck!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Peri-wink-le Hottie

Two coats of China Glaze Peri-wink-le. LOVE this color. Sinful Colors Hottie layered over Peri-wink-le on the accent nail.

Long day = short post. Sorry guys, but I think I will just let the polish speak for itself this time!

4 days left to enter my 100 Follower Giveaway!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Spotlight: Commander in Chic

Time for another Spotlight post! I want you all to check out Commander in Chic, a beauty blog written by the wonderful Kirsten!

For the new year, Kirsten and I decided to become "blogging buddies". As blogging buddies, Kirsten and I set goals for the year on what we want to accomplish in terms of our blog and social media. We bounce ideas off of each other and provide the encouragement and support to each other that we both need to keep our blogs running.

I encourage you all to check out her revamped blog (moved from tumblr). Leave her a comment and follow Commander in Chic for some wonderfully written posts. She is very informative and I know you won't be disappointed!

My 100 Follower Giveaway ends in 5 days! Make sure to get your entries in. 

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Good Ol' Blues

April is Autism Awareness Month! Continuing with the blue theme for Autism Awareness, I have some swatch wheels to show you all of some of those good ol' blue colored nail polishes. Click the pictures to enlarge!

10- China Glaze For Audrey
11- Avon Teal Wing
12- Milani Glitzy in Denim
13- Confetti Tahitian Turquoise

14- American Apparel Peacock
15- Loreal Rhythm and Blue
16- Sinful Colors Hottie
17- A Maybelline nail polish that has a missing label ;/
18- China Glaze Dorothy Who

18- Ulta Blue Streak
19- OPI Ink Suede
20- China Glaze Peri-wink-le

Don't forget to enter my 100 Follower Giveaway! Only 8 days left!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Cover Girl Crackle Ghost and Ulta Dance Teal Dawn

Last week I decided to search for more of these Cover Girl Crackle polishes being that I still haven't found the China Glaze version at Sally Beauty Supply. (By the way, I found another one today about 25 minutes from my house but they didn't have them either!)

Anyway, back to what I was saying...I headed over to Ebay and searched Cover Girl Crackle. What showed up was Cover Girl Crackle "Ghost" (white). I was lucky because the auction ended one hour after I found it. I bid and won for $4 and change plus $2.99 shipping. WOOHOO!

I layered Cover Girl Crackle "Ghost" on the index and pointer fingers over Ulta "Dance Teal Dawn". Cute name, eh? "Dance Teal Dawn" is a deep teal polish with a slight purple sheen that looks amazing in the bottle but doesn't quite transfer over on the nails. 

Only 10 days left to enter my 100 Follower Giveaway to win 8 nail polishes!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Blue Nails for Autism Awareness

A few days ago, I received an email from Jasmine over at about showcasing blue nails in honor of Autism Awareness Month:

"In case you were unaware, April is Autism Awareness month, and April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day.
Everyone is encouraged to wear blue in order to raise awareness, encourage early diagnosis and early intervention and to celebrate the lives of those that we care about who have autism.

A very good friend of mine has 2 young children with autism, and I used to teach children with autism, so this is something that is very close to my heart.
The idea to do blue manis for the month of April hit me when my friend asked me if she could raid my stash for blue nail polish to wear to an autism awareness rally.

I think having all of us nail bloggers rockin' some blue for autism awareness is a great way to get word out about the cause.
It's really simple to participate. All you've got to do is paint your nails blue or incorporate some kind of blue into your mani, and post it on your blog."

With that being said, today I have a navy blue polish by Ulta called Blue Streak. I applied two coats for complete opacity.

I do not remember if I mentioned this or not but I did find an Ulta about 35 minutes from where I live. I was so excited and got the boyfriend to take me there. I love the whole layout of the store! I was a bit overwhelmed by the vast amount of items that were there being that this was the first Ulta I have ever been to (plus this Ulta had a salon inside as well), that I decided to just pick up a few polishes and make a run for it. However, I definitely plan on going back in the future because those rows and rows of products just amaze me!

I hope you all participate and show support for Autism Awareness! I will be posting more blue themed manicures during this month!

By the way, notice that my nails are back to being super short? I had a stomach virus over the weekend and I just let my nails go to crap and I cut them all down yesterday!

Don't forget to enter my 100 Follower Giveaway! It ends April 18th @ 8pm EST

Saturday, April 2, 2011

NYX Round Lipsticks

From Left to Right: Indian Pink, Paris, Femme, Fire, Margarita

 From Left to Right: Indian Pink, Paris, Femme

From Left to Right: Fire and Margarita

Let's be honest. I don't know much about makeup LOL I mean, I love watching all the YouTube gurus, looking at hauls, etc. However, I am pretty simple when it comes to makeup. With just a light dusting of powder, mascara, eyeliner and lip balm, I am ready to go. I've been trying to step my game up lately, though!

Since discovering that my local beauty supply store carries NYX products at about half the retail price ($1.49 USD vs. $3.99 USD for the lipsticks), I decided to try out a few of their round cased lipsticks. I have really been loving these! Although they aren't terribly long lasting (but this could be due to my need to constantly lick my lips LOL), they get the job done. The colors are vibrant and the consistency is creamy.

The two that I have been wearing constantly are Indian Pink and Paris. Do you have any favorite NYX lipsticks? Recommendations of NYX products?

Don't forget to enter my 100 Follower Giveaway!