A Little Announcement

Hi Dolls!
I can finally tell you the exciting news! Today, I enrolled in a pro makeup artistry course that starts in a month. By December, I will be a certified makeup artist :). I hope I can take pics in class to post here every week. OMG, you guys have no idea how excited I am! I think this calls for celebratory drinks asap :D.

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Don’t Fall for Letters From Domain Registry of America!

Hi Dolls!
This is intended for follow bloggers and any lovlies that plan on creating a blog. I received a letter from the Domain Registry of America saying my domain (nessalovesmakeup.com) would be expiring soon and that I had to act right away and pay ridiculous fees to keep it. I’m suspicious of anyone asking for my money lol, so I did some research and this is a scam. Do not fall for the letters or emails from this company, just throw them out and save yourself any grief. It may seem obvious to some that this is a scam, but some newer bloggers may not realize it. Here’s one article that explained it quite well:

http://www.searchengineoptimizationjournal.com/2008/03/18/domain-registry/

I hope this saved at least one of you any trouble!

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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:

Photobucket Avril, Portial, Elodie, Breezi, and Kieko.

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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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Easy Pineapple Chicken

Photobucket First thing’s first, get a drink ready for yourself and your cooking buddy. Mmm, margaritas!

Happy Monday, Beauties!
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and are ready to start a new week. This isn’t makeup related, but I wanted to share an easy and delicious recipe for pineapple chicken that the bff made at her place a few weeks ago. I promise, even inexperienced cooks can throw this together without too much stress :).

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Ingredients:

  • Chicken, this was about 2 lbs. You can use whatever part of the chicken you like, we went with thin slicked breast fillets that were cut up into 1-1 1/2 inch pieces.
  • Pineapple (fresh or canned chunks); about a cup.
  • Onion, about 1/3 of one cut into 1 inch pieces.
  • 1 red bell pepper, 1 yellow bell pepper. Cut into one inch pieces.
  • 1 head of garlic.
  • 1 bottle of sweet and sour sauce; this is to taste as well.

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Start off with pouring some oil into a pan and throwing the head of garlic in. My mom taught me to do this whenever cooking with oil…she said it helps the oil not burn. I don’t know if that’s true or not, but I always do it lol.

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Once the oil is warm, throw the chicken in and let it cook, covered. We didn’t use any seasoning, but you can if you like.

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YUM! Look at the pretty veggie colors :).

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Once the chicken turns white, throw the onion in and cook for a few minutes.

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Next, the bell peppers go in. Cook until they start to soften slightly, you don’t want mushy peppers.

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The pineapple goes in last, when the peppers are cooked, but still a little firm.

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And finally, the sauce goes in. We used about 3/4 of the bottle. Now let it simmer and finish cooking everything for about 5 minutes. Once it’s done, serve with veggies or rice; ours was paired with plain brown rice.

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For dessert, Shan served strawberries and the leftover pineapple with cream cheese frosting and wine. Paired with a Friends marathon, it was a perfect bff date :).

Let me know if you give this a try and how you like it.

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Asencio Designs on Etsy

Photobucket Love this pic of my bff and I, the lighting is awesome :D.

Happy Friday Dolls!
I just wanted to share a really cute Etsy store that’s run by a lovely lady named Francine (my friend’s cousin). She makes awesome jewelry (check out earrings I purchased last year here)  and adorable hair clips and bows for your self or the little girls in your life. Keep in mind that most of the jewelry is one of a kind and everything sells pretty fast. Check out some of my favorite items on sale right now:

Leopard Cocktail Flower Veil Hat

Black Love Owls Hairbows

Pink Polka Dot Diva Skull Hair Bows

Turquoise Earrings

Yellow Rose Flower with leaf Earrings

Black and Gold Necklace

Happy shopping and have a great weekend :)!

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A Sad Goodbye, Some NOTDs, and New Goodies

Photobucket A buttery nipple shot from Rock the Keys. Thank goodness my friend ordered this, I don’t know that I could have without giggling lol. If you’re wondering, my nail polish is Turned Up Turquoise from China Glaze.

Hi Dolls,
I’m feeling kinda random today, so here’s a post about everything!

A sad goodbye to my very first MAC lipstick, Viva Glam V. I went to use it and found it like this:
Photobucket No one is admitting to the heinous crime, so I’m left with a smashed lipstick. There was at least half of the tube left before. This means I have to buy a new one, right?

Picked up two new Finger Paints polishes at Sally’s the other night for $5 each.
PhotobucketPhotobucketHue Left a Message? IT’S SO SPARKLY!!

PhotobucketWine at the Gallery. I got this because it reminded me of my mom; burgundy is her favorite color :-).

Photobucket Another shot? OKAY!

New Goodies :-D:
Photobucket Striped, ruched sleeve, very flattering, super soft tee from Kirra at Pacsun. Picked it up for $10 in this color and black. I’ve only seen them at the one in the Ontario Mills Mall, they have a bunch of other colors too! Can’t wait to wear this with dark wash jeans and red or pink heels :-D.

Photobucket Mini wedge espadrilles from Alloy; click here for the link. They’re super comfy and cute with anything.

Photobucket Alright, one more.

Hope you’re all having a lovely week! What are you up to?

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