Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Birchbox - August

1. blinc Eyeliner - This inky formula lays on a seamless line of color that stays put through rain, tears, sweat, and anything else you throw its way.

2. Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Hair Mask -A creamy treatment that revives dull or dry strands with natural monoi oil, and leaves hair smelling like tropical flowers.

3. LIFTLAB Lift & Fix High Potency Solution- An anti-aging serum with a PhD - LIFTLAB's molecular biologists spent years perfecting a patented natural protein that strengthens and regenerates cells.

4. Tocca Eau de Parfum, Stella and Cleopatra - Two dreamy scents: Stella, a blossomy blend of blood orange and lily, and Cleopatra, a fresh blast of cucumber and grapefruit.

5. twistband Hair Tie - This soft elastic gives the hair tie a sophisticated makeover - it looks as good on your wrist as it does in your hair.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Nails of The Day - Pink Leopard w/ Sally Hansen's Nail Art Pen

So I have been attempting to create leopard print nail art on my nails for the longest time. I first stumbled upon a really cool tutorial from Gem Fatale's Style Blog in which she created super cute gorgeous leopard nails using liquid eyeliner. Her nails turned out fabulous but mine not so much. :( After I waited what seemed like forever I applied my top coat but then the liquid eyeliner smudged every leopard spot that I created. I finally decided to try to find a good nail art pen so I can get more precise lines and not worry about it smearing all over the place. I love Sally Hansen nail polish so purchasing their nail art pen seemed like a good idea.

I love this pen! It is super easy to use. Give it a good shake before you use it and you are good to go. It gave me accurate lines and didn't leak everywhere. Once I applied my Seche Vite top coat none of my lines smudged at all. I still need to practice on creating perfect leopard spots but I think I did ok for my second attempt. I used Sally Hansen's Wet Cement as the base and OPI's Sparrow Me The Drama to fill in the leopard spots. I can not wait to use this pen again and start getting a little bit more creative with my nails.

These are my "Fails of The Day" using my old liquid eyeliner wand. Notice the major smudging going on.  I used OPI's Sparrow Me The Drama as the base and Essie Turquoise and Caicos to fill in the leopard spots.

Where to buy - Ulta

Monday, August 8, 2011

Shopping Goodies - Philosophy, e.l.f., Sally Hansen, Smashbox and Urban Decay

So excited to try all of these goodies out! I have not tried any of these products but I have been reading awesome reviews on them so I decided to give them a whirl. I have tried the Philosophy Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser but I just ran out had to get another one asap. It is my favorite cleanser and really removes all of my makeup. I have an oily T Zone so I wanted to try out some products that would help control all of the oil. Urban Decay's De Silk Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray seemed like the best option. I got the travel size first to test drive it. I will post my review once I give it a few days of use. I also wanted to try Smashbox Photo Finish Light Foundation Primer because I have been noticing after a long day of work my foundation around my nose seems to be coming off and it looks terrible.

I also purchased e.l.f.'s Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 because based on all of the positive reviews and the awesome price I said why not? Last, but certainly not least, I got Sally Hansen's Nail Art Pen in black. Oh man I must post my Fails of the Day a.k.a Nails of The Day trying to use my liquid eyeliner as a nail art tool. I am hoping that this nail art pen allows me to create the leopard print nails that I have been wanting to have! Expect full reviews on all of these products once I give them a good try! Target is also having a great deal for all of the Moms out there! Buy two boxes of Pampers and get a $20 Target Gift card. Love it!!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Shopping Goodies - Hello Kitty Watch

Eeek! I always get so excited/nervous when Hautelook has a sale on Hello Kitty jewelry and watches. I swear once 8 a.m PST time rolls around I am there refreshing my computer screen and once I get in there are always items already sold out. I fell in love with this super cute watch from the Kimora Lee Simmons collection that looks like a charm bracelet. I forgot the original price, I am going to probably say around $60.00 or $80.00, but I got this cute little gem for $20! I don't have a watch so this will make a good accessory. It is not available on their website as of right now but I would keep checking back because they always have Hello Kitty items for sale! It also came in this really cute box that I will probably store Zoe's hair accessories in. :)

 Where to buy - Hautelook

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Nails of The Day - Essie Nice is Nice

I immediately fell in love with this color when I was shopping at Ulta the other day. Nice is Nice from Essie is such a girlie purple that was perfect for a nice summer weekend away from the city. I am starting to really love using Essie nail polish. They have such beautiful colors and it doesn't take a lot of coats to make the colors stand out.

Where to buy - Ulta

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I Heart Beautylish

I had so much fun at the Beautylish Meet and Greet that took place after IMATS in Pasadena, California. I absolutely love the entire Beautylish Team and I got a chance to talk to a lot of them. I was so surprised and delighted to see that they sent me an amazing goodie box and a Beautylish Tee! I received China Glaze Crackle Nail Polish in Cracked Medallion, Tatcha Japanese Beauty Papers, and Love Me Perfume by Kimora Lee Simmons! I can not wait to try out these amazing products. Once again don't forget to join Beautylish.com

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Totally Loving - Muji 5 Drawer Acrylic Case

I was beyond thrilled to see this amazing package waiting for me when I came back home from my weekend getaway. I finally caved in and got the Muji 5 Drawer Acrylic case. Don't get me wrong I love my Malm 6 Drawer Chest from  Ikea but I wanted the Muji so I could store my blushes and face primers. I love Acrylic storage solutions so much because they always look so simple and go with anything! Not everything fits in the drawers such as my MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation or eyelash curlers. All of my blushes and makeup palettes fit perfectly. Once I fill up this one I will definitely be purchasing another one! I think they are currently sold out at the Muji website but you should keep checking back because they always re-stock them.

Where to buy - Muji

Monday, August 1, 2011

Face of The Day - Soft Purple

I did this soft look with a hint of purple which I wore to work the other day. I usually always wear a neutral eye but decided to just add a soft purple pop to it.

Benefit "That Gal" Brightening Face Primer
MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 NC25
Coastal Scents 6 Color Contour and Blush Palette
Nars Orgasm Blush
MAC Petticoat MSF

Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Spiked
Urban Decay Virgin Eyeshadow
MAC Paradisco Eyeshadow
MAC Parfait Amour Eyeshadow
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
Ardell Eyelashes #120

MAC Nymphette Lipglass