Mini Zoya Haul!

Happy Friday!
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:

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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?

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Paz!

Hi Dolls!
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?

Zoya Haul

Hello Beauties!
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:

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-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?

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Pink and Red NOTDs

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.

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Watermelon Watercolor by Finger Paints. Perfect pink, awesome formula :). $5 at Sally’s Beauty Supply.

Talk to you all soon!

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I Love Nail Polish!

Beautiful :).

Hello Beauties!
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:

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Lucerne-Tainly Look Marvelous by OPI

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Luxe Lavender from Avon

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Cute as a Button by Essie

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Purple Panic from China Glaze (LOOOOVE!)

What polish are you wearing right now?

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Rockstar Pink NOTD

Photobucket Currently obsessed with spike and stud details on heels. A mix of sexy and badass :-).

Hi Dolls,
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 :-).

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How do you feel about glitter nail polish?

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**The giveaway is open through Friday 03/25/11, make sure you comment to enter! Click here to visit the giveaway post.**

A Friday Giveaway and Some NOTDs!

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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:
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Items included:
– 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!PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket

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!

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