Tuesday, September 24, 2013

small vent

is it just me or are you all tired of seeing the same ol' collections year after year for the holidays? Or the same color/glitter/texture/whatever hot craze from different brands. Sooooo frustrating. Where is the creativity! China Glaze seems to be the best at switching stuff up and OPI the worse. So expensive and so boring!!! Need them to get on the ball. !!!!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

MAC Prep + Prime BB cream compact

I have tried so many BB creams looking for something that will give me decent coverage without a heavy makeup feel but no luck. The closest I have found were Loreal Youth Code and Physicans Formula Super BB. Both had decent coverage and long wear, but settled into my lines and the colors just didn't match my skin tone.,I don't like the fact that a lot of these BB creams have only 2 shades to choose from. It really singles out millions of women who want to try BB. I saw MAC a cream too and I was super curious about it. But after reading the reviews and playing around with the tester, it was another no go for me. Pretty much, most BB are for teens and people in their 20's that have nice, pretty skin. Not older women with wrinkles, red blotches and saggy skin. Sigh. But I believe I have found a perfect one for us! I dropped by the MAC counter to see if they were getting Rick Baker line ( no they are not:((() and spotted BB compacts. The formula was nice and creamy and came in 9 shades! I asked the lady working to help me chose a shade and she applied light plus to one side of my face and light to the other. Light plus was abut darker than my skin tone and still showed all my flaws and did not blend well with my jaw line. Light worked out perfect. It came me enough coverage and I feel it really brightened my face up. It did not settle in my lines and pores and dried to a nice semi-matte. I'm just looking for a nice, lightweight everyday foundation and this is such a winner!!! You can find it for $30 at MAC counters/stores and of course online and yet again, it's available in 9 shades. I just looked at the wed site and they only had the fair skin shades up which is weird, but I'm sure they will all be up soon. Quick tip too. I prefer to use a small stipple brush to apply instead of the sponge provided. It gave me more control of my coverage. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Day 12- stripes

I wanted to get a little creative so I tried  to do some texture stripes. I used Sinful Colors Orange Cream as a base then for my stripes, Sally Hansen Sugar Coat in Cotton Candies, Sour Apple and Bubble Plum. I think for my newbie ways plus I was high on cough medicine, it came out ok. I used a small brush from my bundle monster brush/dotting tool set. If I had slowed Dow and payed closer attention, it would have been more epic. But I'm with the results and toe it is pretty cute and unique:))

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Nail challenge wrap up so far.

Hey there! So, my life has been crazy lately, and it's only getting crazier. I wanted to post on my blog everyday, but has not worked out. I barely can get my nails done and posted on IG. They are not as creative as I hope but I'm proud that I have not missed a day yet:)))
Day 4- green. Wet n'Wild , Attn' Hut

Day 5-blue. Wet n' Wild Listening to Blue Reed w/ Orly Go Deeper

Day 6- violet . China Glaze LOL ( top 5 fav colors)

Day 7-  black & white -Adventure Time polish in Gunter w/ China Glaze Whirled Away

Day 8-metallic - MAC Girl Trouble w/ Color Club Winter Affair ( Sally edition that smells like vanilla)
Day 9- rainbow. Wet n' Wild POP Art Craze and BM 19

Day 10- gradient . Used China Glaze  Wait teal you see! Monte set. My 2nd try at this look.

Day 11-polka dots- Sinful Colors My Buoyfriend w/ SC Unicorn and accent fimo bow

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Day 3

Day 3 - yellow! I can say I have never had yellow nails. Never really go for that color and most of my yellows are so pale, it's boring. But, I did pick up Bananappeal from the SinfulShine line and I just love it! I didn't want to just paint them yellow. I was inspired by the awesome shade to do a little nail art. Ok, it's not my best work, but I'm still learning. Poor Homer looks a little wonky, but hey, it's all for fun:)

Day 2

Again, delayed. I was half way finished with this post last, then, I fell asleep. It's been that kind of week so far. Anyways, day 2 was orange. I didn't have to get fancy with it but I found a new color that kicks butt! I picked up a couple of the Sinful Colors, SinfulShine polishes the other day and this cutie was one of them. Man, so far I'm loving this line from them. Patent Pleasure is a beautiful sheer shimmer that's very build able. It's hard to capture how pretty it is. I would say in natural light, it is a tangerine prance with pretty gold shimmer. These were done with 2 coats. And yes, no need for a top coat. These pretties have a wicked shine. If you are interested in trying the SinfulShine line, now is a great time to pick a couple up. Walgreens is running a sale on them for $2. Normally, they are $2.99. Plus they released some new colors that are super cute!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Day 1- (delayed) Red nails

Yesterday was a super busy day but I did find time to do the first day of Chalkboard Nails 31 day challenge. Day 1 was red! I was surprised how little red I have. But I chose my favorite red and one of my favorite polishes. Hey Sailor from the China Glaze Anchors Away 2011 spring line. I adore that collection! HS is so ..... I don't know. I can't put my finger on it. Such a pretty bright , nautical red. But not too bright. Beautiful shine. Looks a little jelly to me. Anyways, I was in a retro, nautical mood yesterday so I added a cute little anchor stamp as accent nails. Luckily my stamper plate was not doing what I wanted, and it came out cute and vintage looking.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

31 days of nails challenge

The awesome Chalkboard Nails is doing another 31 day challenge and I think I'm going to try it. I always start off great then life and craziness makes loose momentum, I'm really hoping I can create some killer nail art and expand my skills with this challenge. Either way, they are super fun and it;s really exciting to see what everyone comes up with. First day is today! Wonder what I can come up with:)