I’m so ready for my weekend, this week has kicked my butt! Zoya had a promo going a few weeks ago, if you bought any item, you’d get two polishes for free. I picked up Riley, Anja, and Bela:
Riley (2 coats), Anja (2 coats), and Bela (3 coats).
Riley- Beautiful. I was in a rush, but the formula is lovely and opaque in 2 coats when you’re not balancing your laptop while you’re painting lol. This would be great any time of year, but perfect for xmas.
Anja- Vampy and sexy. This formula was the best out of the three and completely opaque in two fast coats. Cannot wait to wear this in the fall. Actually, wearing it this weekend, I literally couldn’t wait lol.
Bela- Classic and pretty. A very sheer polish, perfect for a subtle color that is decently opaque in 3 coats. Not runny and goes on like a dream. Perfect any time of year. Will be wearing this on my hands with Anja on my toes this weekend :).
Did you pick anything up during the promo?
Happy Friday :). Just posting a quick NOTD from my phone since my charger broke again (that’s what I get for buying on ebay for $7 lol). This is Paz by Zoya and it’s so amazingly bright, I can’t get enough of it. What are all of you up to this weekend?
I hope you all had a lovely weekend and that summer has arrived where you live :).
I know I haven’t posted in a week, but I’ve been in kind of a clothing/makeup rut. It feels like I have nothing to wear, my makeup doesn’t look right, and I can’t seem to find anything when I go shopping. These ruts happen to me every once in a while, and they always suck lol. Do you ever go through this?
I’m going to be reading a lot of fashion/makeup magazines and blogs for inspiration, and I’ll be back to my normal self soon enough. For now, are there any looks that you’d like for me to try? Any celebrity makeup that you’d like for me to recreate? Send me your suggestions, I’d love to try them!
One bright spot in the past week has been the delivery of my new Zoya polishes. I’m crazy about this brand, and can’t wait to acquire more colors! Check out the little haul below:
Avril, Portial, Elodie, Breezi, and Kieko.
-Avril- light pink with just a tiny bit of mauve in it. It was almost opaque with two coats. Beautiful for every day, goes with everything.
-Portia- very light pink, leaning to white. It was opaque with two coats. I could see myself wearing this to a summer wedding :).
-Elodie- a lovely coral jelly. Formula was good, but needed three coats. I’ll be reaching for this color a lot this summer.
-Breezi- described on the Zoya site as a “soft, dusty, dirty medium cerulean blue with an opaque cream finish”. Formula was amazing on this one, and completely opaque with two coats. Love this blue, I don’t have anything else like it.
-Kieko- a red toned purple cream, completely opaque with two coats. This is sooo fun, I can’t wait to wear it on my toes :D.
Did you order any polishes from Zoya during their free shipping weekend?
My dog, Hamlet.
Happy Saturday Lovely Readers!
I miss you guys and blogging so much! Class is still kicking my butt, and my laptop charger isn’t here yet :/. I’m writing this from the dinosaur of a personal computer that my family has; uploading pics is taking HOURS. The charger should be here by Monday, and my final exam is that night, so I should be back in full blogging mode by Tuesday. Seriously, this semester has drained me. Cannot wait for summer! Here are two nail colors I’ve worn over the past week and a half or so.
America by Zoya. This is my favorite red ever! It’s creamy, opaque, and the formula is amazing. $7 at Ulta. Sorry for the pic, I took it at the nail salon and had to capture it before it chipped; my toes were still being worked on :P.
Watermelon Watercolor by Finger Paints. Perfect pink, awesome formula :). $5 at Sally’s Beauty Supply.
Talk to you all soon!
Lets start this week full of energy and with a positive attitude :). One of my favorite ways to change or improve my mood is by changing my nail polish color. It may seem silly, but seeing a pretty color when I look at my hands can seriously turn my day around and make me happy, especially if it’s bright. Here are some colors I’ve been wearing over the last two weeks:
Lucerne-Tainly Look Marvelous by OPI
Luxe Lavender from Avon
Cute as a Button by Essie
Purple Panic from China Glaze (LOOOOVE!)
What polish are you wearing right now?
Currently obsessed with spike and stud details on heels. A mix of sexy and badass :-).
I hope you all had a great weekend! It’s pouring here in Southern California, but I’ve been enjoying it by staying indoors and lazying around the house while watching TV (I never get to do that anymore!). This weekend I’ve been watching True Blood reruns, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, and The Walking Dead (scary!). Have you been watching any series that you can recommend?
I was walking through Target the other day with nothing on my shopping list, so I stopped by the beauty department. The polishes had been freshly restocked and all of the colors were available, so I spent some time looking for something that I didn’t already have. Rockstar Pink by Sally Hansen caught my eye because it was such a dense pink based glitter polish that wasn’t gloopy when I pulled the brush out. At just under $3, I couldn’t walk away from it! As soon as I got home, I had to put the color on.
If you’ve ever used a glitter polish before, you know how hard it can be to work with and remove. Instead of applying Rockstar Pink directly to my nail, I applied one coat of Orly’s First Kiss to give it a base and so removal wouldn’t be so difficult. I wanted my nails to be completely covered in glitter so I had to use three coats of Rockstar Pink. I waited about 5 minutes between each coat so the polish layers could get a grip and wouldn’t snag on the brush. After the third coat, I waited another 5 minutes and applied two coats of Sally Hansen Megashine Topcoat.
*Tip: Glitter nail polish can be a little loud; to keep bright colors from taking over, keep your nails short and filed squared with slightly oval corners. This makes a bright mani more wearable in conservative environments like offices or school.*
I couldn’t stop staring at my nails once they were done, they were so sparkly and pretty! I wear a lot of black to work, so this was a perfect little pop of color and brightness. I can see myself wearing this color for a night out in Vegas :-).
How do you feel about glitter nail polish?
**The giveaway is open through Friday 03/25/11, make sure you comment to enter! Click here to visit the giveaway post.**
Happy Friday, Dolls!
I hope you all had a lovely St. Patrick’s Day and got a couple of green beers or cocktails in :-). This week has been so busy, I’m ready for my weekend!
To celebrate getting through the week, I’ve put together a little goodie bag to giveaway to one lucky reader. Check it out below:
– 1 e.l.f. stipple brush.
– 1 e.l.f. flat powder brush.
– 1 China Glaze nail polish in Turned Up Turquoise.
– 1 Sally Hansen polish in Carribbean Coral.
– 1 Pixi lip gloss in shade 5 (a light shimmery pink).
Here’s how to enter and the rules:
– To enter, leave a comment on this post about anything at all by Friday 03/25/11 at 11:59 pm Pacific time. Please leave a valid email address.
– You must be 18 years or older to enter.
– I will be contacting the winner via email, and must receive a response within 24 hours or I’ll have to pick a new winner.
– The contest is open internationally.
-Remember that I appreciate everyone of you that take the time to visit, comment, email, and form friendships through here!
Here’ are some NOTD’s from the past week, enjoy!
Essie Topless & Barefoot, Orly Frist Kiss with glitter topcoat, Pacsun hot coral pink (no name on the bottle :-(), and China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise.
I hope you all have a beautiful weekend!
We made it :-D. The past week at work almost broke me, it was so stressful! I found myself on the verge of one of those at my desk meltdowns a few times, but it’s all over and I’m feeling fabulous on this beautiful Friday. Instead of listing all of the things that went wrong this week, I’m going to focus on the great stuff that’s in my life. Here’s a little list of things that make me happy right now:
-Drop Dead Diva. This show has cracked me up and I couldn’t get through the first two seasons fast enough. At the end of my stressful days, I was able to come home and relax/laugh while watching the show.
-Bright nail polish. Seems silly, right? Well, it might be, but a bright mani always makes me feel better. Check out the color I’m wearing today: Turned Up Turquoise by China Glaze. GORGEOUS!
(Pardon the blurry pic, I had to take it with my phone.)
-Worn in jeans. You know, the ones that have molded to all of your curves and feel like home when you put them on? Wearing a pair today :-).
-Best friend to email/text about anything. I would go insane without Shannon.
-Good music! I’m in a country mood right now. All over fun and upbeat songs right now.
-Limon Lays chips. If you haven’t had them, do so, asap! They’re tangy/savory little bits of heaven.
-Random acts of kindness.
-Complements from strangers. Especially in the morning.
-My lovely readers. I look forward to all of your comments and emails, they make my day ;-).
What are you thankful for today?
Have a beautiful weekend dolls!
Took this picture on Saturday. I’m loving this rain!
Hello Beauties 🙂
I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend. Mine has been pretty great for the most part; stuff at home is kind of settling down and I’m getting back to my routine. Friday night I had nachos and margaritas with the bestie at a bar called Tequila Hoppers in Montclair, California. This place has the best happy hour ever! We got a huge plate of nachos and a PITCHER of Cadillac margaritas for that we split for $10 each including tip. Now, this place is not a classy joint (the waitresses are dressed as sexy referees most of the time lol), and it’s probably not somewhere you will go to meet Mr. or Mrs. Right, but the food and drinks are delish and at great prices. Their happy hour goes from 2:30-8:00pm and the entire menu and all drinks are 1/2 off. Saturday I went to a black and white party that was okay, and today I’ve been a bum in my lounge pants, a hoodie, and slippers allllll day lol.
Here’s the makeup I wore on Friday night:
Products Used (note that all eyeshadows are from MAC):
-UDPP in Sin all over the lid.
-Cranberry e/s all over the lid just past the crease and along lower lashes.
-Slip Pink e/s blended along edge of Cranberry to soften the lines.
-Sketch e/s blended into the outer edge of the eyelid, smoked into the crease and along lower lashes.
-Mylar e/s as a brow highlight.
-Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Yeyo lightly blended along inner corners.
-Revlon Colorstay liquid liner.
-Stila Eye Kajal on waterlines.
-Covergirl Lashblast mascara.
Valerie by Zoya. I love the red glitter :-D.
How did you spend your weekend?