Wednesday, December 11, 2013

ipsy - December 2013

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December's ipsy bag was a mix of good and bad. I've loved ipsy this year, but wish they had ended 2013 on a better note! 

Click below to see this month's ipsy bag!

Monday, December 9, 2013

NOTD - Blue Christmas Snowflakes

Every year, I look forward to creating some pretty Christmas nails. This year, I decided to go with a twinkling snowflake design. Hope you like!

This was before I cleaned up my nails, unfortunately!

What I used:
Seche Clear (base coat)
Seche Vite (top coat)
Wet n Wild "French White"
L'Oreal "Not a Cloud in Sight"
Zoya "Neve"
Wet n Wild "Bling It On!"
Confetti "Ice Ice Baby"
H&M "Blue"
H&M Blue Glitter

Did you paint your nails a funky Christmas design this year? I'd love to see! Share in the comments!


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Maybelline Fall 2013 Lipsticks

Out of the four limited edition Fall 2013 lipsticks released by Maybelline, I picked up only two: "Violet Intrigue" and "Lavender Voltage." I was very conflicted by the swatches I'd seen online. It seemed like the lipsticks would either be a hit or a big miss.

I'm glad I took the chance on these. They are a lot more flattering than I thought they'd be.

Click below to see the swatches!

Monday, December 2, 2013

FOTD - Dusk Olive

I've been wearing makeup more lately and wanted to share this look I wore to work a few weeks ago.

Sonia Kashuk tinted moisturizer in Tan
MAC blush in Coppertone, Desert Rose, Sweet as Cocoa
Benefit Girl Meets Pearl

MAC paintpot in Indianwood
Lid: MAC Amber Lights, Woodwinked
Crease: Soft Brown, Swiss Chocolate, Antiqued, Embark
Bottom lash: Lucky Green, Humid
Urban Decay eyeliner in "Deep End"
Covergirl eyeliner in "Flamed Out"
Urban Decay eyeliner in "Zero"
Benefit mascara in "They're Real"



Monday, November 25, 2013

NOTD - Sugar Skull Phalanges

What I used:
Seche Clear (base coat)
Seche Vite (top coat)
Deborah Lippmann "Mermaid's Dream"
Acrylic paint for the Sugar Skull

I painted this nail design last month before Halloween. I had anticipated taking some more pictures of my nails, so this is a shot before the cleanup step. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to take another picture and the acrylic paint began chipping off hours later. 

I love how it turned out, just wish it had lasted a bit longer!!


Friday, November 22, 2013

Disqus for Giggle Blush

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