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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Nail Care: Acrylic Recovery

Here are my nails immediately after removing acrylics:
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Here is my first natural nail mani:
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ORLY Sweet Blush

Products Used:
Pure Acetone - $1.99 @ Sally Beauty Supply
Glass File - $8 @ Sephora
Buffing Block - $4 @ Target
China Glaze Peppermint Cuticle Oil - $3.99 @ Sally Beauty Supply
Gelous base coat - $5.99 @ Sally Beauty Supply
OLRY Sweet Blush - $5.99 @ Sally Beauty Supply
Seche Vite - $7.99 @ Sally Beauty Supply

I'll post a growth update next week. Thanks for reading!

Happy Halloween!

Thaank you to everyone who watched my Halloween tutorials. I know they weren't very intense, but I appreciate you watching them anyway. I'm still pretty upset that I had all those issues with my wisdom teeth which made it impossible for me to finish the series. Oh, well, theres always next year! ;)

My look for today was a very light candy corn eye. I used pastel shades of orange and yellow to keep the look subdued. The lashes are e.l.f. natural black lashes ($1, Target). Have a happy and safe Halloween!

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Halloween Tutorials: Messy Rocker and Ghostly Ghoul

Messy Rocker:
UD Deluxe Shadow in Sting
Black shimmery shadow as a liner
NYX lipstick in Chloe

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Ghostly Ghoul:
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
WnW Palette in Lush (silvery black color)
WnW Palette in Pride (matte white)
NYX Lipstick in Black Cherry

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sephora Friends and Family Sale

Sephora is having their annual Friends and Family sale. That means 20% everything! The code is FF2010. It expires on November 2, 2010. I purchased a few items, which you can check out on my YouTube channel (links in the side panel). This is a great way to save money on staple items (such as primers, foundation, etc) as well as gifts for the holidays. Happy Shopping!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Halloween Nail Tutorial : Candy Corn Nails!

I am in love with these nails! I saw a video tutorial and immediately tried it on my nails. Its so adorable and perfect for Halloween! You can use any white, orange, and yellow shades you have. For reference, I used Sweet Georgia Brown in Cyberwhite, Duri in Yale Orange, and Brucci in Emmi and Ollie Go Bananas. Its best to use creme formulas (i.e. without glitter or shimmer). If you want glitter, your best bet is to layer it on top. Enjoy!

Step 1: Paint entire nail white. Use 2 coats and let dry.

Step 2: Paint one stripe of orange horizontally in the middle of the nail. Let dry, repeat.

Step 3: Paint a yellow stripe that borders the orange and covers the tip of the nail. Let dry and repeat.

Step 4: Add top coat and let dry.

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Halloween Makeup Tutorial: Rainbow Eyes

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Edun by Sephora palette in Contrast
WnW Lust palette (matte purple)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Nail Polish Haul: September/October

Hola! I posted a video to show you guys my new polishes. Here's a list of what I bought and where I found them. Thanks for reading!

MAC- Bad Fairy - $13 (MAC, Macy's, Dillard's, etc.)

Sephora by OPI - Only Gold for Me - $9 (Sephora)

N.Y.C. - 223 and 235 - gift, unsure of price (Walgreens, Target, CVS)

Sinful Colors - What's Your Name?, Daddy's Girl, Frenzy, All About You - $1.99 each (Walgreens, Target)

OPI - That's Berry Darling - $5.99 (beauty supply stores, Duane Reade)

China Glaze - Mummy, May I? - $5.99 (Sally Beauty Supply)

Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat - $7.99 (Sally Beauty Supply)

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Halloween Tutorials: Suggestions, Please!

Hey, pretties!

So I want to do a short series with a few looks for Halloween. I was thinking general (glamorous, witch, punk/rocker, fairy, etc) so that you guys could get a general idea and then customize it for your particular costume. I'd love some suggestions and ideas for looks/tutorials. I can make videos or post step by step instructions on here, depending on how many ideas I end up with. Make your suggestions in the comments section of this post or on my blog channel,

Thanks, guys! xo

Monday, October 4, 2010

Nails of the Day: Frenzy

After a week of Bad Fairy, I was itching for something new. It took FOREVER to get the gold glitter off! My poor nails were all bumpy after. I tried to get away with 2 coats of Sunful Colors Daddy's Girl (jelly-like purple with pink glitter) but the surface was too messy to pull it off. I topped DG with 2 coats of Sinful's Frenzy and- viola!- I has pretty nails. I love the sparkly, party-like look. Here are 2 pictures in natural light:

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The polish has lasted 4 days so far without chips or obvious wear. I'm in love!

Sinful Colors are available at Walgreen's for $1.99.