Thursday, December 27, 2012


These slant tweezers are amazing! They pluck like butter and get even the tiniest hair. I had a good two weeks before I really needed to pluck again, which usually doensn't happen. The tweezers did a great job of gently pulling the hair from the root and not ripping it out of my face.

The design is adorable and happy and the tweezers fit well in any make up bag adding a nice designer punch. All in all I highly recommend these tweezers. Tweezerman is always top notch!

These are a Sephora exclusive by Cynthia Rowley and retail for $25.00.

These products were sent for honest review. 

New Year's Giveaway!

This year for me has certainly had it's ups and downs. I went from a horrible life situation to getting married to the most amazing man and expecting a child at the end of June. I want to share my joy with you all and have a giveaway! I'm so happy to be back and blogging again, I missed it so much.

I want to thank all my readers and followers for sticking with me through various points in my life and continuing to be supportive, amazing people. I love blogging, beauty and just sharing what I find with you guys and it's just nice to have people who appreciate it to boot. The giveaway features a bottle of Dior Waterlily! A very gorgeous, very spring shade :)

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Influenster College VoxBox 2012

I received the 2012 college influenster voxbox and I'm here to share my thoughts!

Unfortunately, with 5 kids and a husband my items were swiped before I could take photos, but I do have detailed reviews of each!

NYC Glitter Eyeliner 

I love this! The application was amazing, the color payoff is gorgeous and the glitter actually shows up in a very subtle, but sexy way. This is a wonderful eyeliner for the price. The initial application is a bit aggravating but it smudges well for a great smokey eye! I highly recommend you purchase this in every single shade you can find, it's a wonderful buy. NYC has never let me down.


These are energy sheets. They tasted like a good tasting toothpaste. I didn't like how they gummed up at the top of my mouth, a lot like those listerine strips that used to be really popular. Other than that, the energy sheets did as advertised and acted as the equivalent of an energy drink without the side effects.


The pen was horrible, it leaked ink everywhere and I couldn't write with it so I got rid of it. My husband is a trucker so he needs pens that are reliable and he's sticking with BIC.

NECCO wafers

These tasted amazing, the tropical flavors were fantastic and I loved the texture! I'm 4 months pregnant so anything candy is a-ok in my book!

imPRESS nails

These nails were not impressive at all. The design was lacey and black, very cute, however the nails only stayed on me for about an hour, and my step-daughter less than that. I will not buy these again. They weren't very sticky. I'm not a huge fan of press on nails to begin with and these did not change my mind.

Not familiar with influenster? From the website:

"Influenster is a free-to-join community of invited trendsetters who live to give opinions of products and experiences. Influenster creates links between brands and members to reward participation and influence future products."

If you're interested, go to to check out more! 

Here's a link to my previous voxbox review:

Influenster Love Vox Box Review

Monday, December 17, 2012

Sparkly polka dots

Base is OPI ds radiance, dots are zoya zuza and charla, and Essie trophy wife!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Mani+new favorite topcoat!

Leopard mani! Zoya Kennedy as the base with Milani teal sponged on for a gradient affect.

And my new favorite top coat?

NYC long wearing top coat! The shine is amazeballs and the dry top is fast. Bonus? It's .94 cents at target!

What's your favorite topcoat?

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Pink camo!

Last night I felt very...creative? So I did pink camo! I've been obsessed with pink camo lately. I really like how these turned out -

I used zoya Shelby, zoya Lara, zoya kimber, maybelline tulip tango and sinful colors snow me white.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Glitter sandwich

Watching diners, drive ins and dives made me I made a glitter sandwich!

OPI my pointe exactly & rainbow connection.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Mini Frankenstein nails

The green is a sparkly green from icing by color club called "blast off". I used a dotting tool and a bobby pin for the little guys. They're so cute!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

I'm baaaacck!

I'm back from my long hiatus and boy does it feel good! I got married and have been building up my life so the blog took a break. I have an iPhone now so everything can be done from this amazing device!

Newest mani? I'm not sure, but my husband likes it! The white is sinful colors, the black is wnw black creme, green is zoya Wednesday and pink is zoya maya.

I love coke icees!!!

To get things up and going I'm going to do a 31 days of Halloween feature! Every day in October I'll feature a Halloween mani done by yours truly!


Friday, May 11, 2012


Due to the most amazing unforeseen circumstances, I have to put the blog on hiatus until my life gets a little less (good) crazy.


Monday, May 7, 2012

Nail Mail

Essie Dive Bar (left) and Orange It's Obvious from a swap.

Pink Dahlia Twinkle, Chunky Holo Candy, and City Never Sleeps


Wow. Wow. WOW. My friend sent this to me as a thank you and I just like. I can't formulate words right now, I'm so happy and grateful and surprised and I can't wait to wear it

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Two day haul.

Yesterday, we all went out for Mexican and I stopped by Sally's and picked up a few things. Two of the minis are for a box swap I'm in. Two neon orange mini sally's, a mini out the door, seche, and "warhol wannabe", a neon pink by Finger Paints.

Today I went out and found my mother's day gift. An amazingly beautiful 10k white gold ring. It was $339, I bought it for $94. :)

I also bought two new polishes from Icing. They're from the 'starstruck' collection and appear to be from color club! The pink one is "flying saucer" and the green one is "blast off". These are amazingly sparkly and fun for summer.

The mustache is a jewelry holder. I don't own anything to hold my jewelry. When I put it on the counter the chick ringing me up was like "You are NOT buying that!" LOL. Yes, yes I am. What can I say? I love it. :) I also purchased some new vintagey-retro flower sunglasses from Rue 21 and a set of Mediterranean looking bangles. I'm not a huge fan of bangles or bracelets in general, but these really spoke to me!

Models Own Fuzzy Peach

Models Own Fuzzy Peach is a very pretty peach creme. The application can be a bit frustrating but overall it's a very beautiful creme. I don't own many peach shades so this is a very nice addition to my collection. I love wearing it when I want something neutral but not beige.

Hair of the Day

Yesterday we went out of town and ate dinner at this semi-decent-not-spectacular Mexican place. Part early mother's day celebration, part "just because". It was really hot and muggy outside but I didn't want to just throw my hair up in a bun and call it a day. I braided a tiny piece of my hair, folded it over, french braided it down the side, and then threw it in a side bun.

Hair down showcased the braid a little better than up.

I'm really digging this little crown braid and will definitely be adding it to the repeat-file.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Rainbow nails

Does it look like little rainbows shooting from my fingertips? Because that's what I was aiming for.


I used: Zoya Gia, Arizona, Pippa, Breezi, Meg, and Kieko. The clouds are sinful colors snow me white. I just free handed the stripes, I didn't see the point in using tape for something like this because it would've drawn out the time by hours, easily.

Anyway. Clean up was a pain witih the clouds. And now you see why my pointer finger never makes it into photos. She's so jacked up looking, lol.

Essie Trophy Wife

Essie Trophy Wife is one of those colors I always walked by, picked up for a second and then put down. It looked very underwhelming in the bottle. One day I was visiting my mom and she had this color. I had no polish with me so I used it (better than nakey nails, right?) and suddenly realized what a mistake I'd been making.

In the bottle, Trophy Wife looks like a deep teal with subtle glitter. On the nail it turns into this bright deep teal almost-foil! It's AMAZING. The bottle is not an accurate depiction of what this color will look like on your nail.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Sally Hansen Loves me Not

Sally Hansen Loves me Not is from the new Spring runway collection. This one spoke to me the most, and my word it's gorgeous.

In the bottle shot below, you can see there is some gold glitter as well as bright purple and indigo. The gold never showed up on my nail - however, the sun kept disappearing on me so it's hard to say if it was the weather, or the polish itself.

All the photos are two coats with one coat of seche vite on top. The seche really seals this color and gives it a beautiful glass finish. Loves me Not is a dark purple base filled with indigo and purple glitter. The glitter gives the nail this amazing multi-colored finish that I haven't seen too often in the lacquer-world lately. It's an effortless glitter gradient.

Run, don't walk, and go buy Loves me Not!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

giveaway! china glaze he's going in circles

Doing it again? Yah, pretty much. Good luck.


I love jellies and I love being hit with multiple photos of jellies. There's just something about their squishy texture and shiny-finish that makes me gush whenever I wear one. The OPI Texas jellies are amazing. I used to have Houston, We Have a Purple - but I gave it away! I just didn't like that shade of purple on me.

All of these photos are three coats. As you can see, there really is no visible nail line at that point. With two coats you have a bit of VNL but with the third it disappears. At least on me! All these colors are incredibly saturated and beautiful. If you do not own them, you need to.

Too Hot Pink to Hold' Em
Appropriate name - it's a bright pink fuschia jelly. It's very girly, very in your face, and of course squishy.

Big Hair..Big Nails.
The one that made me fall in love with jellies! It's a pink-red. In person it has more pink tint to it than red. I wish this was a true red jelly.

Ya'll Come Back, Ya Hear?
My new favorite. This is very orange, hello citrus. It's just amazing. It's perfect for summer and I cannot believe I hadn't pulled it out of my collection until yesterday.


That's it for the jelly fun. I wish I had more to show you! I have OPI my pointe exactly but that one is such a pain to apply. I'm impatient so every time I try, I get bald spots and it pools by my cuticle. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Sally Hansen HD DVD

During my little swatch-marathon today I grabbed Sally Hansen HD DVD. I swapped for this a long time ago, put it away, and never pulled it out again until today.

Wow. Was that the biggest mistake I've ever made? Not quite, but it makes the list somewhere.

I'll just let the photos speak for themselves. Guys, there are TWO colors on my nails AT THE SAME TIME. This is more than a duochrome, it's just..GAH. Spectacular, spectacular, no words in our vernacular! I saw all of the HD Sally Hansen's at Ulta the other day for 2.50 a piece. I wish I would have bought them all! Keep your peepers peeled, these are still in random drugstores!

One coat of DVD.

Three coats of DVD w/Seche Vite.

Woooo, bottle shot.

Pure Ice: new display/polishes

There is a new display of Pure Ice nail polish at Walmart called "Vinyl Remix". The display shows a bunch of manicured hands with this awesome rainbow effect. Each polish is a duo: one base coat, one color, and one nail file.

I don't have any photos of the display because my phone is in the stone age with no photo capabilities, and I generally don't go toting my large Nikon around LOL. Anyway, I stood in front of the display with my sister wondering if each individual polish provides that rainbow effect, or if these are individual colors that are layered. The bottles were very vague but we came to the (maybe obvious conclusion, but the display is so misleading) that each set is one color. She grabbed the blue. Not pictured is a vinyl nail file included (which is cute and I wish my sister would just give to me...I love kitschy stuff like that, lol).

I thought the term 'vinyl remix' was neat and bringing something new to the table. I love old records so the idea was very appealing to my inner hipster. Pure Ice already has a line of colored crackle so it didn't occur to me they'd try that AGAIN. Turns out, it really is just some crackle, ya'll. LOL. Glad I didn't buy it. If my sister goes back out to buy another one, I'll layer the two and let you guys know if this is anything special. The magic base coat is just white polish and the blue

Apparently, the vinyl that comes with this is supposed to help you make designs with the polish. I'm going to try it today and see what happens.

Sunday, April 29, 2012


L-R: Wet n Wild Blazed, Sinful Colors Island Coral, Butter London Trout Pout, Sally Hansen Coral Fever

I have a coral problem. They speak to my heart and are the perfect shade for my skin tone regardless of the season. I was going through my collection and noticed these four shades look super similar, so I swatched them on a nail wheel to see how they all compare to Trout Pout..and ... here we are!

WnW Blazed is more peach toned and darker than Trout Pout. Sally Hansen Coral Fever is also darker, but more pink toned.

Now, Sinful Colors Island Coral is a bit thin. That's three coats. I obviously didn't wait for any of these layers to dry so it looks like my nail wheel is melting. ANYWAY! Sinful Colors Island Coral, in my opinion, is a dupe for Butter London Trout Pout. Trout Pout has a much better formula. It's a bit thicker. That's two coats in the photo. But, ignoring the bald spots in Island Coral and the colors aren't that discernible!

If you want Trout Pout but don't to shell out $14 for it, go buy Sinful Colors Island Coral for .99 cents this week (regularly 1.99 at Walgreen's). The formula is different but the color is the same! I'm sitting here with my nail wheel right up to my face and I cannot see a difference.


Intergalactic planetary, planetary intergalactic

I tried my hand at galaxy nails last night and can't say I was terribly successful...but it wasn't a huge fail, either. The pointer finger is the only one that really turned out so I took a separate photo of that one. I'm definitely going to be putting these back on the "try again" list. I didn't have a toothpick for my stars so they came out more like angry comets.

I used Sally Hansen Black Diamonds for my base and sponged on Zoya Creamy and Gia, Sinful Colors Snow me White, Nail Junkie, and Hottie, and Sally Hansen Loves me Not from the new 2012 Spring Runway Collection (WHICH IS AMAZING and I will be showing you this color alone later this week)

MEH. I did both hands but I can't really photograph both hands that well.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Zoya Julieannie - take II

Zoya Julieanne was one of the first few posts I did. The photo was really lacking though considering I took the photo in my kitchen, so I decided to try again. This photo isn't so hot, either. I took about 50 of them and only one came out.

Julieanne is from the 2010 Wicked collection. It's a very deep, blackened, jewel-toned blue-based purple with lavender flakes of glitter. It's STUNNING. Come on, I used four adjectives just to describe what shade of purple it is! In the bottle it shows this beautiful gold-glitter but that doesn't resonate on the nail at all, which is a huge bummer. Imagine how much more awesome this polish would be if the gold showed up? It's even described on the website as being a peachy-gold duochrome's not. It's just a gorgeous deep purple glitter.

This is two coats of Julieanne, you really don't need more than two!

If you like Julieanne, you can buy her here.

Models Own

Quick post before bed, it is midnight after all!

Models Own Juicy Jules. A rather thick scattered holo-glitter in a clear base.

This is REALLLLLLY scattered. It barely shows up on camera but does look pretty in person. This is 2 coats. Maybe more coats = more fun holo?

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Back from road trip vacation. It DID NOT turn out at all how I wanted and I'm incredibly bummed about it. A bad hangover, torn cuticles, and three broken nails later I should've just stayed home. Oh well. I'll try to get some content to post for you guys shortly.

Until then, have you entered the Rated Holographic giveaway yet? Click the link on the right of the page and good luck.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Zoya Kimber vs China Glaze Strawberry Fields

This is a quick nail wheel comparrison of Zoya Kimber, from the 2012 Beach & Surf collection, and China Glaze Strawberry Fields from the 2009 Summer Days collection.

As you can see, they're really close. Dangerously close. The left is China Glaze Strawberry Fields and the right is Zoya Kimber. Kimber is much deeper and the gold is more prominent. Strawberry Fields is a lighter, more fruity pink and the gold is just the tiniest bit more sparse.

This is taken indoors, with flash, because someone asked for a comparison at 1030 at night.

I want to say I love Kimber more - I love how much deeper she is...but in all honesty, choosing would be like choosing a favorite child or picking only one dessert at Golden Corral. It is not going to happen.