Monday, January 30, 2012

Makeup Shy (Eye look using Pretty Addictions and e.l.f)

Don't judge me too harshly! I know I am missing mascara and my eyebrows aren't filled in, but boyfriend caught me off guard.

Let me go into a little story before I tell you exactly what I used. As I may or may not have stated before on this blog, I have only really gotten into makeup within the past year. Before that, all I would wear is some eyeliner, mascara when I remembered and lip balm ALWAYS! After watching all the beauty gurus on YouTube and reading all the beauty blogs for years, I finally decided to get a bit more adventurous with my makeup. While some things still scare me (I am pointing at you "definitely not my skin tone" foundation and "can never get you perfect" top eyeliner!), I have gotten a lot more comfortable with applying makeup. However for some reason, I am still very self conscious while wearing eye makeup and lipstick. Weird huh?

Anyway after consulting with some of the ladies over at IsThatOdd, an online community in which you interact with other users by posting about various topics and earn coins to exchange for samples (Don't worry, I will have a whole post dedicated to this website soon!), I decided to finally start posting some makeup looks on here.

Which brings us to that look way up there at the beginning of this post. I primed my lids with Too Faced Shadow Insurance. I used Pretty Addictions 25 Karat Gold on 3/4 of my lid. I applied it wet using Visine (haha it works!). I used a dark brown eyeshadow from the e.l.f 100 eyeshadow palette on the outer corner and lightly in the crease. I am not sure what I used as a highlight because I did this look a month ago haha!

Anyway feedback will be greatly appreciated! I told you guys I had a lot of changes planned for this blog this year :)

There are only a couple more hours to enter my $20 SkinCareRx/Apothica gift card giveaway for beauty bloggers and four more days to enter my Mystery Box giveaway! Good luck :)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

(CLOSED) $20 SkinCareRx/Apothica Gift Card Giveaway

I am excited to have a giveaway exclusive to all of you beauty bloggers. Fill out the form below to enter to win a $20 gift card redeemable at, and

There are Terms and Conditions listed on the form but I will repeat them here, as to avoid any issues:
  • You must be a follower via Google Friend Connect
  • You must be 18 years or older.
  • You must be a beauty blogger (nails, hair, makeup, skin care, etc). I will verify.
  • You must be willing to blog about the items you purchase with the gift card and link to SkinCareRX or Apothica in your post.
  • Open internationally.
  • Giveaway ends 1/31/12 at 12:01 AM EST
If you have issues with this giveaway being exclusive to beauty bloggers, I am sorry to hear that. You can still enter my Mystery Box Giveaway, which will end on 2/4/12. Good luck!

Friday, January 20, 2012

$10 Stila Palettes Exclusively at Nordstrom Rack

I received an email today from Nordstrom Rack that they are carrying exclusive $10 Stila palettes! I believe there are three different palettes and they come with 4 eyeshadows and a product that can be used as a lip color and a cream blush!

Have you seen these? How do you like them?

#1 on the Blogger Smarterer Leaderboard!


Do you want to test how much you know about Blogger and other social media sights? With, you can!

I took the Blogger test and I ranked as #1 on the Blogger leaderboard. With the test I also learned a ton of stuff about Blogger that I didn't know.

There are also other tests you can take, testing your knowledge on Facebook, Twitter, Bzzagent, Photoshop and much more. There are also tests on music, television shows and even coffee!

After you take the test, you can share your score with your readers and your friends. Encourage them to take the test and see who knows more!

Sign up for and find out how you rank :)

*I was asked to review through BzzAgent. All opinions are my own. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

NEW Milani Jewel FX Glitters!

There are new Milani Jewel FX glitters! Check them out here!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

(CLOSED) Mystery Box Giveaway!

To make up for my lack of posting, I have decided to do a mystery giveaway. One winner will receive a package containing a prize. 

  • This giveaway is open to USA and INTERNATIONAL.
  • 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).
  • Giveaway ends February 4, 2012.
  • Winner will have 48 hours from the time I email them to reply back. Otherwise a new winner will be chosen.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

What Happened...?

I know it has been a while, but I am trying to get The Nail Polish Community forum to be more active. I even forgot about it!

If you haven't already, click here to sign up and start posting! Make sure to go to the General Discussion area and introduce yourself!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Threaded Comments on Blogger


There is now threaded commenting on Blogger. I have been waiting for this ever since I started blogging here. I know there are other programs out there to add threaded commenting on your blog, but I never felt comfortable with them. I am so excited!


Monday, January 9, 2012

TAG: Random Blogger Tag

I was tagged by Ashley over at Glam No Labelz:


  • State 11 facts about yourself
  • Answer the 11 questions that were included in the tag
  • Tag 11 other bloggers
  • Create 11 new questions for those bloggers to answer.

11 Facts:

  1. I am learning to cook new things and I am kind of excited about it.
  2. Pretty obvious but I LOVE NAIL POLISH!
  3. ...and makeup. (to my friends that have known me for years, I know this is a big surprise. I was never a girly girl)
  4. I don't quite know what I am doing with my life and where I want to go but I am a psych major with a minor in sociology.
  5. I love heels but I suck at walking in them!
  6. My favorite drink is V8 Splash Fruit Medley.
  7. I can't swim.
  8. I have always secretly wished that I was an amazing singer. Truth is, I can't carry a tune!
  9. My favorite show is Greys Anatomy.
  10. I love the Disney Channel !
  11. I'm tired LOL

11 Questions: 
  1. What's your favorite jewelry accessory? My favorite jewelry accessory is a set of pearl earrings.
  2. Who's your greatest supporter? I think I am my greatest supporter, even though I may let myself down sometimes.
  3. 1 tip for new bloggers? Comment on other blogs!
  4. Who's your favorite artist? I am assuming this means music artist. I don't have a favorite but I love Jah Cure, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Adele, Fabolous, Neyo - the list could go on and on.
  5. What's your favorite lipstick brand & color? My favorite lipstick brand is NYX and I love red lipsticks.
  6. What's your favorite reality show? Jersey Shore, of course! lol
  7. What's your favorite skin care product? St. Ives Apricot Scrub
  8. What's your favorite thing to cook/bake? Five Cheese pasta
  9. How many close friends do you have? I can count them on one hand!
  10. What is one of your goals for this year? To lose 15-20 pounds and keep it off
  11. If you could change one thing in the world what would it be? I would healthcare available to everyone who needs it, free of charge or covered in some way or another

  1. My Crazy Obsessions
  2. Colores de Carol 
  3. Blushing Noir
  4. The Giveaway Lifestyle
  5. Glitta Gloves
  6. Ice Queen
  7. The TraceFace Philes
  8. Nightly Nails
  9. Linz Lacquer
  10. StarlightPlurs
  11. LipGloss and Flipflops

New Questions:
  1. What is the weirdest dream you have ever had?
  2. If you won 1 million dollars, how would you spend it all?
  3. Do you have any piercings or tattoos? What are they?
  4. What is your favorite book?
  5. What is your perfect pizza (toppings, crust, etc.)?
  6. Have you ever played sick to get out of doing something?
  7. Do you have a celebrity crush?
  8. Where are you from?
  9. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
  10. Favorite movie?
  11. Can you play any instruments?

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Zoya Yara with Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure

Hey guys! I am slowly getting back into the blogging mood.

Today I have a manicure done using two to three coats of Zoya Yara and then one coat of Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure. I really love this combo - it reminds me of a forest or woodsy area during the fall time.

I hope you all are enjoying your year so far! My next post will be the entire Zoya Feel Collection.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

1/8/2012 - 1/14/2012 Beauty Deals

Happy New Year!

I just got some drugstore flyers for next week. Here are some beauty deals to check out:

  • All Sally Hansen Cosmetics are BUY ONE, GET ONE 50% OFF
  • All Physicians Formula Cosmetics are BUY ONE, GET ONE 50% OFF 
  • All N.Y.C Cosmetics are BUY ONE, GET ONE 50% OFF
  • All Nuance Salma Hayek Cosmetics are BUY ONE, GET ONE 50% OFF
  • SPEND $15 on any Maybelline Face, Eye, or Lip products and GET $5 ExtraBucks
  • SPEND $15 on any L'oreal Cosmetics and GET $5 ExtraBucks
  • SPEND $15 on any Garnier products and GET $5 ExtraBucks
  • Plus, there may still be 50% off and 75% off clearance items!

  • All Neutrogena Cosmetics are BUY ONE, GET ONE 50% OFF
  • All Neutrogena Skin Care are 25% OFF
  • All Revlon Lip and Nail Cosmetics are BUY ONE, GET ONE 50% OFF
  • All Garnier Skin Care are BUY ONE, GET ONE 50% OFF
  • All Maybelline Cosmetics are BUY ONE, GET ONE 50% OFF 
  • All Aveeno Skin, Baby or Hair Care are BUY ONE, GET ONE 50% OFF
  • GET TWO FREE Zoya nail polishes, JUST PAY SHIPPING. USE CODE ZOYA2012. Click here for more details!

Plus, check out your local coupons!