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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Nail Polish Hail- inc. China Glaze Anchors Away

China Glaze- Anchors Away
First Mate, Hey Sailor, Sea Spray, Life Preserver

Estee Lauder Red Lights

China Glaze- First Mate (please excuse the messy application- this was pre cleanup!)

Pics of Gems and Sea Spray to follow!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

FOTD: WnW Silent Treatment

This "Face of the Day" look was created using the new 'Silent Treatment' trio from Wet'n Wild.



I used the placement directions from the trio and created a nice taupe smokey eye. I think that next time I'll use the peach as a lid color, taupe in the crease, and brown to darken the outer-V. I feel that that combination would be a bit better for daytime. These trios are so much fun to play with.

I've heard that they're flying off the shelves. If you're interested in buying the new trios, head to your nearest drug store NOW!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wet'nWild Eyeshadow Trios- New for 2011

As I'm sure you can tell, I love the WnW ColorIcon palettes from last year. I found the shadows to be pigmented, smooth, and blendable. The Lust palette even made it into my top products of 2010! When I heard about the new trios, I decided to try them out. I found them last night at my local Rite Aid. I must say, they're pretty cool. I'll have palette pics and swatches up tomorrow night, but for now you can check out my review on YouTube.

Each palette contains three shadows- eyelid, crease, and brow bone. The shadows are stamped with placement directions to help you create a specific look. You can use them however you like, but the directions serve as a nice guide.

Here are some brief descriptions:

I Dream of Greenie is very pretty, but also a little bright. It screams 'spring' to me. (It has a lime lid color, seafoam for the crease, and mint highlight).

Silent Treatment is a nice neutral trio, lovely pigmentation and smooth blending. This is a perfect set to keep in your purse, travel bag, etc. (Taupe lid, brown glittery crease, peach highlight.)

Spoiled Brat was cool, but you lose a little glitter after you blend. I'm not sure how often I'd wear this, but it would definitely be an attention grabber. (Magenta lid, black glittery crease, silver highlight).

I Got Good Jeans was a real surprise. I almost didn't buy it because I thought the combo would look garish. It actually creates a nice smoky eye with a unique pop of gold on the lid. (gold lid, navy shimmer crease, silvery blue highlight)

I was least impressed with I'm Feeling Retro, simply because the color combo doesn't flatter my coloring or style. The colors are still very pretty and definitely retro. (purple lid, teal crease, white shimmery highlight)

I didn't buy I'm Getting Sunburned because I knew I would never use it. I have so many browns and I don't like pink shadows.

I feel like the combos look best if you put the colors where they tell you to, however the silver highlights look a bit over the top. All in all, they're great products and perfect if you like bright colors. The pigmentation, color selection, and textures you get in these trios simply cannot be beat, especially not at this fabulous price!

Also, they're on sale at Rite Aid for $1.99 each

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

'Under The Tree' reviews coming soon!

Hi! I know many of you have watched my video on You Tube about the makeup gifts I received for Christmas. I promised reviews and they are on their way! I uploaded the Sigmas brush set right after Christmas, the Glitz and Glamour set tonight, and Enchanted Glamourland should be up before the weekend. The tarte Jewelry Box, 2 perfumes, and other items will be reviewed before the end of the month. Thank you for your patience and interest!

Here's my box of presents....its a lot to get through!


Check YT for my newest video!


Monday, January 3, 2011

Holiday Mani Spam!

Here are a few of my holiday themed manis. I have a few more that need to be formatted and uploaded. Kepp an eye out for those! In the meantime, enjoy!

Avon Mystique with tree design (art deco bright green paint)

Chanukah mani- Sinful Colors midnight Blue with SK Smoke and Mirrors Accent

China Glaze Jolly Holly with star detail

Color Club Ruby Slippers with Santa Suit detail

My favorite ornament on my pink tree!

Sonia Kashuk Smoke and Mirrors (NYE mani)

Bonus- my mom's Christmas mani- Essie Going Incognito with silver sparkles

ZOYA Promo

Hey, pretties!

As you know, I'm going through a bit of a nail polish phase. I've been collecting polishes since I was little, but now I feel that I can fully appreciate them. One brand that I have always been loyal to is Zoya. Zoya polishes are free of many harmful toxins, come in a wide range of colors and finishes, and last forever.

The brand announced in early December that they wanted to get over 20,000 fans on facebook. They also promised a gift to all fans after they hit that number. Today they released the code and offer. The offer is for 3 free nail polishes- any color, finish, collection. You must pay shipping and handling ($6.95) but it is, in my opinion, quite worth it. Zoya polishes are typically $7 each, so with this code you are getting $21 ($27.95 with shipping) worth of polish for $6.95. The code is good until January 7, 2011 on If you have trouble with the site, try again (its overloaded with excited Zoya fans!).

My 3 polishes were Barbie, Indigo, and Elodie.

Enjoy your polish!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year, New Makeup!

Happy New Year!

I hope you have all enjoyed a wonderful holiday season with those you love. May peace and love carry you through the new year!

I wanted to start by thanking all of you for reading, watching, commenting, and subscribing. It has been quite the journey for me and I appreciate all of your kind words. I am proud to say that, thanks to you, I have reached my goal of 50 YouTube subscribers. I know this is a small audience compared to many YT gurus, but my goal from the beginning was to speak about what I know and enjoy with people who want to hear it. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you.

I have many reviews and posts written and drafted, almost ready to be posted. Over the next few weeks you will see a slew of pictures, reviews, and updates. I have many pictures of manicures (holiday themed and growth updates), swatches, holiday season hauls, sale updates, and product reviews. Before I post those, check out the video I posted after Christmas. In that video, you will see many of the products that I will be reviewing and swatching. I have already posted a review of the Sigma brush set, but a written review (with pictures) is on the way.

Thank you again for sticking with me. Have a beautiful day!