Saturday, February 26, 2011

So this morning I logged into my You Tube account to check out some of my subscriptions when I found the following video had been liked by someone I subscribe to. The video is a review of some jewelery that was made using your favorite colors of nail polish. The following video is a slide show of the designer's work.


Since I love to do my nails, I am defiantly thinking about getting something from the site being reviewed. Check out Ginger Kitty Designs on Etsy or check out her blog. The jewelery ranges in price depending on the piece but most pieces seem to be between 15 and 30 dollars. What I really like is that you don't have to buy a piece straight from her site. Check out the list of nail polishes she owns on her blog and you can request your item using a specific color of polish that she already has. I've really been eying the bracelet that she has on her site, but I'm not sure what color(s) I would like it to be in. If I do end up purchasing something from the site, I will be sure to post about it here.
2/26/2011 10:38:00 AM Danielle
So this morning I logged into my You Tube account to check out some of my subscriptions when I found the following video had been liked by someone I subscribe to. The video is a review of some jewelery that was made using your favorite colors of nail polish. The following video is a slide show of the designer's work.


Since I love to do my nails, I am defiantly thinking about getting something from the site being reviewed. Check out Ginger Kitty Designs on Etsy or check out her blog. The jewelery ranges in price depending on the piece but most pieces seem to be between 15 and 30 dollars. What I really like is that you don't have to buy a piece straight from her site. Check out the list of nail polishes she owns on her blog and you can request your item using a specific color of polish that she already has. I've really been eying the bracelet that she has on her site, but I'm not sure what color(s) I would like it to be in. If I do end up purchasing something from the site, I will be sure to post about it here.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Last week I purchased the new OPI Katy Perry Collection Shatter nail polish. This has got to be the easiest way to amp up your manicure.  I just paint a layer of the black shatter polish over any color I want and my manicure is quickly transformed from plain and simple to edgy and fun. My first attempt was over my Pure Ice polish in Best Friend. This shiny champagne polish really popped out of the cracks of Shatter. My second attempt (using my coworker as a test subject) was with Zoya's Moxie, a berry pink. While this manicure still looked cool, Moxie seemed too dark underneath all of the black. My current nail design (pictured above) is using Wet N Wild's Gold Miner. I probably should have done a third coat of Gold Miner but I was not feeling that patient to wait for the gold to dry again. I think this polish looks great with the metallic sparkle of Gold Miner. I can't wait to try this with other polishes
Wet N Wild's Gold Miner and OPI's Shatter
2/25/2011 07:33:00 PM Danielle
Last week I purchased the new OPI Katy Perry Collection Shatter nail polish. This has got to be the easiest way to amp up your manicure.  I just paint a layer of the black shatter polish over any color I want and my manicure is quickly transformed from plain and simple to edgy and fun. My first attempt was over my Pure Ice polish in Best Friend. This shiny champagne polish really popped out of the cracks of Shatter. My second attempt (using my coworker as a test subject) was with Zoya's Moxie, a berry pink. While this manicure still looked cool, Moxie seemed too dark underneath all of the black. My current nail design (pictured above) is using Wet N Wild's Gold Miner. I probably should have done a third coat of Gold Miner but I was not feeling that patient to wait for the gold to dry again. I think this polish looks great with the metallic sparkle of Gold Miner. I can't wait to try this with other polishes
Wet N Wild's Gold Miner and OPI's Shatter

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I purchased the Physician's Formula Felt Tip Liner during the CVS 75% off beauty sale and I have to tell you that it went in the garbage can just last week. When I first got it home it was very moist and went on smooth. It did however attract eyeshadow like a magnet and after a few uses the tip was covered in shadow. I tried wiping it off after each use but it was not helping. After a few weeks it started to dry up. At that point I just gave up and threw it in the trash.

I would not repurchase this product and would give it 0 out of 5 sparkles.
2/22/2011 08:31:00 PM Danielle
I purchased the Physician's Formula Felt Tip Liner during the CVS 75% off beauty sale and I have to tell you that it went in the garbage can just last week. When I first got it home it was very moist and went on smooth. It did however attract eyeshadow like a magnet and after a few uses the tip was covered in shadow. I tried wiping it off after each use but it was not helping. After a few weeks it started to dry up. At that point I just gave up and threw it in the trash.

I would not repurchase this product and would give it 0 out of 5 sparkles.
A purple fade look



Here's a list of the products in the picture:
Base - Avon shadow stick in petal. These things are an amazing base. I love how the packaging is like a lipstick. All you do is rub this on your eye and it helps your shadow stick and brings out the color. These will crease if you apply too much but a light coat does the job.
Inner lid - Light purple in the bottom left corner of the LA Colors Sweet Pleasure pallet
Outer lid and crease - Dark purple in the bottom right corner of the pallet
Inner corner - Physicians Formula Custom Eye Enhancing in Brown Eyes
2/22/2011 08:22:00 PM Danielle
A purple fade look



Here's a list of the products in the picture:
Base - Avon shadow stick in petal. These things are an amazing base. I love how the packaging is like a lipstick. All you do is rub this on your eye and it helps your shadow stick and brings out the color. These will crease if you apply too much but a light coat does the job.
Inner lid - Light purple in the bottom left corner of the LA Colors Sweet Pleasure pallet
Outer lid and crease - Dark purple in the bottom right corner of the pallet
Inner corner - Physicians Formula Custom Eye Enhancing in Brown Eyes
Today I decided to go with a blue outfit and looked in my makeup box to see what colors would match my outfit. Here is the look that I came up with for today.

Here are the products that I used:

Base - L'Oreal Color Fresco eyeliner in Skyline
Inner Two Thirds - LA Colors Mineral Shadow in Blue
Outer Third and Crease - Revlon Matte Shadow in Riveria
Highlight - the lightest color in my Cafe Au Lait pallet by LA Colors

Liner - Avon Glimmer stick in black with LA Colors Mineral shadow smudged over it
Mascara - Covergirl Lash Blast Volumizing Mascara
2/22/2011 08:14:00 PM Danielle
Today I decided to go with a blue outfit and looked in my makeup box to see what colors would match my outfit. Here is the look that I came up with for today.

Here are the products that I used:

Base - L'Oreal Color Fresco eyeliner in Skyline
Inner Two Thirds - LA Colors Mineral Shadow in Blue
Outer Third and Crease - Revlon Matte Shadow in Riveria
Highlight - the lightest color in my Cafe Au Lait pallet by LA Colors

Liner - Avon Glimmer stick in black with LA Colors Mineral shadow smudged over it
Mascara - Covergirl Lash Blast Volumizing Mascara

Monday, February 21, 2011

For Valentines Day I decided to wear all shades of pink from my shirt to my nails and my makeup. I was rather pleased with how it turned out.

For this look I used one of my LA Colors six shadow sets in Precious.
I used the light brown on the top row all over the lid. I placed the wine color in the bottom right in the outer corner and the crease. For a highlight, I used the champagne color in the top left. I used my Avon Glimmer Stick in Black to line my lashes and my Cover Girl Lashblast mascara to give my lashes some length. I am loving this pallet from LA Colors. For only a dollar, I got six highly pigmented shades. While there is some serious fallout if you have too much product on the brush, the colors come out rather nicely.
2/21/2011 09:34:00 PM Danielle
For Valentines Day I decided to wear all shades of pink from my shirt to my nails and my makeup. I was rather pleased with how it turned out.

For this look I used one of my LA Colors six shadow sets in Precious.
I used the light brown on the top row all over the lid. I placed the wine color in the bottom right in the outer corner and the crease. For a highlight, I used the champagne color in the top left. I used my Avon Glimmer Stick in Black to line my lashes and my Cover Girl Lashblast mascara to give my lashes some length. I am loving this pallet from LA Colors. For only a dollar, I got six highly pigmented shades. While there is some serious fallout if you have too much product on the brush, the colors come out rather nicely.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

To get inspired for Valentine's Day, I painted my nails last night with a pink gradient. I had seen several of my favorite gurus using this technique lately so this is my first attempt.


Here is a shot of the polishes that I used:

Base coat - L'Oreal base coat
First layer - Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Crystal Strawberry
Second layer - LA Colors Art Deco in Baby Pink
Third layer - Zoya in Kat
Glitter - Wet and Wild in Sparkled
Top Coat - Sally Hansen Continuous Treatment Base and Top Coat

I painted my nails with one coat of my base coat, then one coat of the Crystal Strawberry. Crystal Strawberry is just a sheer frosty pink. Next I took the Baby Pink and a cosmetic sponge and dabbed that over the top two thirds of my nail. I did the same thing with Kat on the upper third of my nail. Once everything had dried for a while, I took Sparkled and applied that all over my nail. I was surprised how fast this dried. I applied my top coat to seal the glitter on. This was pretty easy to do and came out nice for Valentine's Day.

What are you doing for Valentine's Day?
2/13/2011 11:52:00 AM Danielle
To get inspired for Valentine's Day, I painted my nails last night with a pink gradient. I had seen several of my favorite gurus using this technique lately so this is my first attempt.


Here is a shot of the polishes that I used:

Base coat - L'Oreal base coat
First layer - Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Crystal Strawberry
Second layer - LA Colors Art Deco in Baby Pink
Third layer - Zoya in Kat
Glitter - Wet and Wild in Sparkled
Top Coat - Sally Hansen Continuous Treatment Base and Top Coat

I painted my nails with one coat of my base coat, then one coat of the Crystal Strawberry. Crystal Strawberry is just a sheer frosty pink. Next I took the Baby Pink and a cosmetic sponge and dabbed that over the top two thirds of my nail. I did the same thing with Kat on the upper third of my nail. Once everything had dried for a while, I took Sparkled and applied that all over my nail. I was surprised how fast this dried. I applied my top coat to seal the glitter on. This was pretty easy to do and came out nice for Valentine's Day.

What are you doing for Valentine's Day?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Its been over a month now since my CVS haul so that means it is time to review some of the products that I purchased, starting with this eyeshadow. This quad is very creamy and feels really smooth as you rub your finger in the shadow and apply it to your lid. The color payoff is defiantly worth the price point as the shadows are true to the color in the pan. I found myself wearing the medium brown by itself a couple different times through out the last month.I did discover that with some of my shadows, using this as a base made them crease and look rather awful. I think it had to do with the quality of the eyeshadow, and not this product.

If you still see this product at your CVS and it's still 75% off, I would recommend picking it up. I got the one in Spice and it makes a great base for brown or natural eye looks. I also found myself using the lighter colors in the inner corner to help brighten my eyes. The shadow seemed to stay pretty well in that area.

This product gets 3out of 5 sparkles.
2/10/2011 08:25:00 PM Danielle
Its been over a month now since my CVS haul so that means it is time to review some of the products that I purchased, starting with this eyeshadow. This quad is very creamy and feels really smooth as you rub your finger in the shadow and apply it to your lid. The color payoff is defiantly worth the price point as the shadows are true to the color in the pan. I found myself wearing the medium brown by itself a couple different times through out the last month.I did discover that with some of my shadows, using this as a base made them crease and look rather awful. I think it had to do with the quality of the eyeshadow, and not this product.

If you still see this product at your CVS and it's still 75% off, I would recommend picking it up. I got the one in Spice and it makes a great base for brown or natural eye looks. I also found myself using the lighter colors in the inner corner to help brighten my eyes. The shadow seemed to stay pretty well in that area.

This product gets 3out of 5 sparkles.