Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! My Halloween Series turned out to be a FAIL. I actually did have about 5 posts planned out but it really did not work out and time was not on my side!

The above manicure was done using China Glaze Zombie Zest on the pinky and thumb, China Glaze Ick-a-bod-y on the index and ring fingers. The sunlight made Zombie Zest look super gross on my pinky nail in these pics but you can see the actual color on the thumb nail in the second picture. I striped both China Glaze polishes over Wet n Wild Black Creme on the middle finger.

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend because I sure did! Have a safe Halloween everyone.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween Series: Quick and Simple Flames

Hey guys! I have decided to run a mini Halloween series. Today, I have a nail art idea. I used CND Eclectic Purple as a base. I painted on "flames" using Color Club Koo-Koo Cachoo and China Glaze Ick-a-bod-y.

This would also look cool with a red background (for a "Hell" theme") but I think the purple looks great! This is a veryyy simple mani to do if you run out of time while getting your costume together!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Winners of my Halloween Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who entered in to my Halloween Giveaway. The winners were chosen and notified. They both replied back so it is time to let you all know who won!

Congrats to Toyomi and luvmylaquer!

To those of you who did not win, do not be discouraged, for there will be more giveaways in the future!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pretty Addictions Mineral Cosmetics Review: Not Coming Home Alone Tonight

Pretty Addictions Mineral Cosmetics is an online makeup store created by Kassandra of Pretty Addictions Blog. Sounds familiar? Well, I featured Kassandra in a Spotlight post a couple months ago, which you can read here.

Pretty Addictions Mineral Cosmetics offers a Blogger/YouTube/Promoter Special of $18.75 worth of products for $12 (and a mini package of $6.75 worth of products for $5). There were 3 different collections available for this promotion and I chose "Not Coming Home Alone Tonight". I received a full sized blush, a 10g jar of eyeshadow, 5g jar of eyeshadow, a clamshell sample and a bag sample.

I also purchased another 10g jar eyeshadow and because I spent over $15, I received a 5g jar of the eyeshadow of the week FOR FREE!

...and this deal wasn't good enough, SHIPPING IS ONLY $2! My whole order totaled to about $20.

All photos are clickable. Click for a closer look!

The Big "O" is a shimmery peach blush. It comes in a 20g jar (Retail Value: $7.50), which has a sifter. It applies smoothly but I have to be very careful to apply lightly because the shimmer can be a little too much for me.

Silver Screen is a silver shimmer eyeshadow. I received this eyeshadow in a 10g jar (Retail Value: $5.50). The color payoff is great!

Wicked is a deep purple eyeshadow with some shimmer. I received this eyeshadow in a 5g jar (Retail Value: $3.50). This is a great crease color.

Locked and Loaded is a gunmetal grey eyeshadow with irridescent glitter that I received in a clamshell sample (Retail Value: $1.25). This is another great crease color but I apply this lightly so I don't end up looking like a racoon haha!

Pina Colada is a white shimmer eyeshadow that I love using in the inner corners of my eyes and as a highlight. Unfortunately, Pretty Addictions no longer sells bag samples so I cannot give you the Retail Value, but this does come in clamshell sample size, 5g jar and 10g jar.

Now here is the eyeshadow I purchased (seperate price from the Blogger Package):

25 Karat Gold is a straight up gold eyeshadow that I am SO IN LOVE WITH. Honestly, I don't think I will ever love another eyeshadow as much as I love this one. The color payoff is AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING, I kid you not! I mean, the swatch above is only one light swipe from the eyeshadow. I purchased the 10g jar (Retail Value: $6) because this is a Limited Edition eyeshadow so I did not want to take a chance only buying the 5g (because I knew I was going to love it before I even bought it!).
Free Eyeshadow of the Week (for spending over $15):

Vintage Doll is a light, rusty pink with irredescent glitter. I received a 5g jar (Retail Value: $3.50). This is a beautiful, soft pink eyeshadow that would also look great on the cheeks!
Overall, I really love Pretty Addictions Mineral Cosmetics company. Trust me - I placed another order a week after purchasing this one! Kassandra provides awesome customer service and great deals.
Kassandra regularly hosts contests and holds sales. The best place to find out is by "Liking" Pretty Addictions Facebook page and following the Twitter page.

My Halloween giveaway ends tomorrow!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Hey guys! I hope you enjoyed your weekend.

Yesterday, I attended a Breast Cancer Awareness Walk with my church and boyfriend. This was a quick mani I did the night before using Jordana Soft Pink and Zoya Katy for the pink ribbon. This is definitely not neat, as you can tell. However, I was glad to show my support in every little way I could!

My Halloween Giveaway ends on Thursday. Enter now and tell a friend as well! There are two prizes!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Review: Ecotools Bamboo Eye Brush Set

I have a confession to make. My love for nail polish is now sharing that spot with a new found love for makeup. Don't worry though - nail polish will always hold a special place in my heart! lol :)

I recently purchased this Ecotools Bamboo Eye Brush Set from It was $8.70, which included tax and this purchase qualified for free shipping because I am a Amazon Prime member.

Here is the product description from
  • Made from recycled and sustainable materials
  • Set Includes: Large Eye Brush, Angled Crease Brush, Petite Eye Shading Brush, Highlighting Brush, Smudge Brush, and Hemp & Cotton Case with Mirror
  • Bamboo Handles
  • Cruelty-Free Bristles
  • 1% of Sales donated to environmental organizations
I LOVE LOVE LOVE how environmentally friendly this company is. Plus, for the price you cannot go wrong!

From top to bottom: Blend, Crease, Highlight, Shape, Smudge

The length of the handles are about 3 inches. They aren't long, but if you are like me and need to get up close in the mirror, these are the perfect length.

The bristles are quite soft and pretty easy to use with practice.

I would definitely recommend this set!

Don't forget! There are 6 days left to enter in to my Halloween Giveaway!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

(Closed) Halloween Giveaway!

THERE WILL BE TWO WINNERS! EACH WINNER WILL RECEIVE A SET OF THE POCKETBACS PICTURED ABOVE. Along with the PocketBacs, each winner will receive a few extra surprises.

  • United States residents only. 
  • Fill out the form below by 8:00 PM EST on October 21, 2011.
  • Winners will be chosen via
  • Winners have 48 hours to respond to winning email. 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Jordana Cosmetics Giveaway! Hurry!

Jordana Cosmetics is having a giveaway on their Facebook page! There will be 10,000 winners. Head on over and enter now!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Spotted Watermelon

Today's manicure features China Glaze Watermelon Rind with Unforgettable Moments Precious Metal "konaded" on top.

There is definitely a few bald spots on my ring finger nail and some smudging from not letting Watermelon Rind dry completely before konading. I was a little too impatient! 

I just wanted to let you guys know that I will be hosting a giveaway on my blog very soon. I will be posting about it next week! If you are not already subscribed, click the "Follow" button over on the right hand side of this page so you can know when to enter!

Other than that, I have a few other exciting posts coming up in the near future so keep an eye out for those. Hope you all are enjoying your week!