Friday, May 27, 2011

Nails of The Week - OPI Pirates of the Caribbean

Ahoy! I had an extremely busy and stressful week last week. Zoe came down with a scary fever so we were in and out of the hospital. She is doing much better now thank goodness. I was really stressed out and during my down time usually when she would finally take a nap I would just sit down and paint my nails. I went through all of these colors in a week and decided since I was changing them like crazy I should feature the OPI Pirates of the Caribbean collection. Love all of these colors and if I had to chose a favorite it would probably be Mermaids Tears. Soo many compliments on wearing that color!

Planks A Lot

Sparrow Me The Drama

Mermaids Tears
Where to Buy - Ulta

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift

Another reason to love Sephora! If you are a Sephora Beauty Insider you will receive a coupon for a free birthday gift during your birthday month. I was super stocked to see that this year was a Philosophy product. I got the Philosophy Vanilla Birthday Cake- Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath. I can't wait to try it out. It smells delicious! I have a sudden urge to bake a cake. Yum!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Birchbox - May

I was happy to see this lovely little package waiting for me when I arrived home today. I recently subscribed to Birchbox which a monthly service that delievers 4-5 samples of beauty products. They can range from skincare to makeup. I must admit I have always been a fan of mystery boxes. I decided why not give it a try for a few months to see if I like it. Here it was I received  for the month of May. Birchbox included a brief description of each item.

1. Stila Eyeshadow - An easy-to-blend shadow with a velvety texture - apply it dry for a wash of color, or add a little water to turn it into a liner.
- - My Review - I have always wanted to try products from Stila, specifically their Lip Glazes. The eyeshadow is pretty pig and is a really pretty purple color. When I first swatched the eyeshadow it needed a lot of swipes to get the purple to show. I can see myself using this color once in a while but not on a daily basis.

2. Bulgari Mon Jasmin Noir - The Italian fragrance house's latest winner has waves of ripe fruit with a base of heady jasmine.
- - My Review - I sprayed this perfume right away so I could let it sit and see if it got me nauseous. I could not stand having this scent on me for more than 3 minutes. It immediately reminded me of a Thanksgiving dinner I went to back in the 90's and I think it was my Grandma that had it on. I only sprayed it once very lightly but it felt as though I had bathed in it. I would not be interested in ever using this perfume in the future.

3. Archipelago Pomegranate Soap - A triple-milled soap loaded antioxidant-rich white tea and pomegranate to gently clean hands and body.
- - My Review - Have not gotten a chance to try it but it smells sweet from inside the box

 4. Ahava Mineral Hand Cream - This satiny cream is right without being heavy, and sinks into skin for major therapeutic benefits.
- - My Review - I put this in my purse so I can try it out for a few days to see if I like it. It smells nice from the tube but I sprayed the perfume on first and I didn't want to mix smells.

Where to buy - Birchbox

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Nails of The Day - OPI Cozu-Melted in The Sun

Another one of my recent polish purchases. OPI Cozu-Melted in The Sun is a nice color although I was expecting something a little more coral where this color turned out being a little bit more on the pink side. I feel as though I wouldn't wear this color quite often. My sister really liked it so I am thinking of maybe giving it to her. :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Shopping Goodies - MAC, Sephora & The Body Shop

I had an amazing Mothers Day! I spent the entire day shopping with my family. I picked up a lot of goodies that I have been looking at for the longest time. Here is a run down of my latest mini haul:

Ulta -  I got the Pirates of The Caribbean OPI Collection nail polishes. From left to right (Planks A Lot, Sparrow Me The Drama, Mermaids Tears & Silver Shatter) I was surprised how many people were waiting in line to get the silver shatter. I can't wait to use all of the colors!

MAC - I was drawn to Biker Blue nail polish. I have a blue that is similar but it doesn't have any sparkle to it.

Sephora - I finally caved in after reading a lot of good reviews about Tweezerman! I also love that it came in a Betsey Johnson Marilyn Monroe design! It works really good and gets the tiniest of hairs. Love, love, love! A lot of friends were also recommending The Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser from Philosophy so I am going to try that out and let you all know how it works.

The Body Shop - I always go into this store and sample the body butters and I always leave the store empty handed! This time I was determined to finally get some. I fell in love with the Strawberry, Lemon and Coconut scent. These leave my hands feeling so smooth and smelling like yum! They had a 2 for $10 deal so I got a few!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Nails of The Day - OPI San Tan-Tonio

I have been procrastinating on getting this lovely color for the longest time. Every time I go into a store and look at this color I always say that I am going to get it and then I end up not buying it. I finally decided to stop being a brat and just buy the color. I love it!! It makes me feel like I have little drops of coffee on my nails. Hmm I think my Starbucks obsession is getting a bit much. ...Anyways, San Tan-Tonio from OPI is a great nude color that makes my nails look fabulous and classy at the same time.

Where to buy - Ulta

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day everyone! I hope your mom or if you are a mom have an amazing day! This is my first Mothers Day and I am spending it with my family and of course my daughter Zoe. We went to dinner last night at Benihana and it was delicious as usual! Today Zoe and I are going to hit the shopping scene and use all of these awesome giftcards! I will post a shopping goodies post soon! Take care everyone! - xoxo Shannyn

Monday, May 2, 2011

Shopping Goodies - MAC Cosmetics

I did a mini MAC Haul the other day. I went to go check out the Fashion Flower collection. I fell in love with the lipstick Ever Hip and the lipgelee Budding Beauty. The go perfect together as well. I also spent some time with an super sweet MAC employee about perfecting my eyebrows. I loved her tutorial so much and it really made my eyebrows look extra fierce. I bought Spiked Eye brow pencil as well. I am getting better at my brows. I was also running out of brush cleaner so that was also a must buy! Oh I will be posting this super cute DIY involving the brush cleaner too. I find this method a lot easier to clean my brushes. Stay tuned!

Ever Hip Lipstick

Where to buy - Currently Sold Out at so I would try your local MAC location.