Saturday, October 13, 2012
I love this style because it is so affordable. ( a pack of acrlic yarn is like less than 3 buskc at micheals.)
I got this idea from Julieg713... one of my FAVORITE youtubers. In honor of halloween (I'm a sucker for holiday nails...) I used 9 polishes and it was fairly easy considering I've never done it before. It was Wet n Wild black creme, Essie To Buy or Not To Buy, Wet n Wild French Creme, Essie Cocktail Bling, Revlon Bare Bones, Essie Sure Shot, Revlon Posh, Spoiled by Wet n Wild designated driver, Revlon Amethyst.
On the index finger, that is supposed to be Jack. The middle finger is Sally. Ringer finger is the suit. Pinky finger is the bougie monster. The thumb is the famous scene on the cliff. Thanks Julieg!
So you may have noticed that these are not my nails. LOL. I was bored and did my best friend's nail in my new glitter-crazed fashion.
I LOOOOVE this color (on me or anybody else) It is so sparkly. It is an icy silver sparkle with blue flecks. It reminds me of winter. The only downside to this was that mine was opaque in one coat. Which is not something you want in a glitter polish because you want to layer it over other colors. It's not even beacuse its a little old. When I first bought I remember it was on th ethicker side.
The dry shampoo is like a gel consistency. I like the feel of it. It has a cooling feel to it, like mint. and it gets rid of that icky old braid smell you may have. This might be a re-purchase for me. MIGHT.
It is a gold chunky polish with purple accents.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
I tried to re-braid it but it doesn't look the same. All in all, I don't think these pre-braided ponytails are worth it because the style doesn't keep. You have to wash them and once you do they change way too much. it doesnt look bad because it is supposed to look like a messy braid but I definetly will NOT be purchasing the fishtail braid (because lord knows I can't re-braid a fishtail) lol.
So my guilty ratchet pleasure is press-on nails. I don't know why, but it is heard for me to retain length on my nails because they keep breaking. When I do have my press-ons it is easier for my nails to grow because they are not breaking as much. And it is not crazy damaging to my natural nail because unlike acrylic nails, you're not sanding away layers of your nail.
I always get the Short Square ones because I like a shorter look (if they came out with an extra short, I'd be all over it). One of these days, I want to get stiletto nails. (those are oval)
My short, damaged nails.
You get 100 nails but you only use a portion because a lot of those nails... you can't fit! That is really annoying.
The finished products.... white plastic nails. I know they look crazy now but they look good after you paint them :)
posh is not that best formula.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
The swatch on the bottom is one swipe of the highlighter. The swatch on the top is what it looks like blended out. As you can see it is a champagne shimmery highlighter (I think I see a pinky shade in it). I can't lie... it is not the most flattering thing on my skin tone
There is a sponge applicator attached to it but I don't really like using it. (That can't be sanitary right?) I just blend it out with either my fingers or my beautyblender.
This is how much product you get for $30. (I bought mine from sephora)
I usually apply it to the tops of my cheek bones (this is it un-blended of course), my inner tearduct, and as a brow bone highlight.
This is it blended out. I'm not crazy about it. I won't be buying it again but I WILL be using it up because I spent a pretty penny on it.
I love the consistency of this eyeshadow. It is super creamy and pigmented.This swatch is from literlally one finger swipe.
So I decided to tone the look down, I didn't want it to be too silvery and in your face. After applying my Urban Decay Primer Poition in sin (which gives your eyeshadow a champagne cast), I patted this color onto the inner part of my lid, and put a dark brown in the crease to tone it down. I definitely love the pigmentation of this shadow but it creases like crazy in my opinion. I found it a little hard to work with. Maybe I should layer it with a powder shadow but i dn't want to take away from the pretty shade.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
It is a two step system that comes with gloves and an added deep conditioning treatment. (they don't really tell you when to use it in the process so I didn't)
My wild bush of a head. lol. So I have been natural for four years now and you can see the front of my head (my leave out) is a little looser than the rest of my head because of the not-so-slight head damage. My roots, however are a 4c. We are working with the coarsest of the coarse here!
After the whole treatment, my ends dont look GREAT but it will do.
Blending it with my u-part (Freetress Cella)
So as you can see I have really thin, short lashes. There are not many mascaras that can really alleviate this problem for me. I was running out to get this mascara because eleventhgorgeous always raved about it. I have had CoverGirl lash blast volume for about two days. It is GREAT layered with other mascaras but by itself, it falls short for me. The formula is wet (which I love) and it is on the buildable side seeing as I don’t get crazy clumps when I use it (Revlon colorstay overtime). This won’t be a repurchase for me anytime soon though because I know I can find something that would work better for me.
Not much of a difference (one coat)
Thin rubber bristols on the tip and the end but the middle extends further.
First and foremost, let me apologize for my sloppy manicure. SO I bought this color because I was on the hunt for some more neutral colors. "Bare bones" is a muted grey-toned beige. I’m not particularly in love with it but I am definitely going to reserve this for my 'work week' look.
BTW peep the fact that I have no accent nail... I know, shocking.