Archive for ‘Beauty’

August 24, 2011

Nail Polish Haul

Last week Revlon was having a great deal on Revlon and Sinful Colors nail polishes!  I believe Revlon polishes were $3.99 and then you got $3 back in Register Rewards, making it like you only pay $.99.  On top of that I also had a $1 off Revlon polish so I basically got it for free! With my register Rewards I got 3 Sinful Colors polishes and a Essie polish from their new collection – not sure of the name off the top of my head, I think it’s the Carry On collection? Anyway, in total I paid $10 for 4 polishes, including Essie.  Not bad in my opinion!

 

All in natural lighting, no flash.

 I tried to pick more fall-toned colors since it’s quickly approaching!

Sinful Colors L to R (same order as above):  Dancing Nails, Soul Mate, Vacation Time

L to R:  Essie Power Clutch, Revlon Gold Coin

August 23, 2011

NOTD: NYC MoMa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 21, 2011

NOTD: Revlon Perplex

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

August 5, 2011

Perfume Wishlist

  • Miss Dior Cherie
I recently read on Lauren Conrad’s site that this was her all-time favorite perfume, so of course I feel like I need it even though I haven’t even smelt it, yet. 😉
  • Jessica Simpson Fancy Love 
Michele1218 from Youtube said this was the one perfume she always gets complements on from everyone when she wears it.  No, I haven’t smelt this one either but I also want it.
  • Marc Jacobs Oh, Lola 
I recently got a sample of this and I honestly wasn’t sure if I liked it.  It has an extremely fresh scent, which I thought was too fruity/floral-y at first, but it definitely grew on me.  It’s like  you just stepped out of the shower.  Perfect for daytime!
  • Coach Poppy
I got a sample of this a few months back and I honestly don’t even remember the key notes of the scent but I do know I loved it and it’s been on my mind since!
  • Versace Bright Crystal
I’ve also had many samples of this and I am absolutely in love with it.  I’m not sure why I haven’t bought it yet, but it will be the first one I do buy!
  • Juicy Viva La Juicy 
I’ve had this in the past, and still love it.
  • DKNY Be Delicious
I’ve heard soo many people rave about this, but I always brushed it off because I hate extremely fruity scents because they feel like a middle school girl scent.  However, when I got a sample of it I finally understood what everyone was raving about.  It smells soo good, the perfect day scent, and is not overly fruity by any means.
What are your favorite perfumes?  Any I should check out? Let me know in the comments!
July 31, 2011

July Beauty Favorites

Summer is when it’s a big deal if I wear makeup 4 times in a month.  It’s always hard to find favorites for the summer months because I’m all about minimalism and products that work great for on-the-go.  However, I have been able to compile a group of products that I could not live without or have been using consistently all month long!

left to right:

  • Maui Islands Secret Browning Formula –  I  bought this in California a while ago and it is my favorite tanning oil/lotion.  It will make me beyond bronze in only an hour.  I think they put some kind of magic in it because it does amazing things.  I only have a bit left, but I will so be buying some the minute that I run out!
  • Pink Nail Polish  –  I haven’t wanted any color besides pink on my nails, toes or fingers, all month long.   Also the brighter, more vibrant, the better!
  • Deep Conditioner – Because I’m in the pool so much I’ve been using a deep conditioner constantly to replenish the moisture in my hair so it doesn’t get too try from chlorine and the sun.  However, to take it one step further I mix all my deep conditioners together and I’m pretty sure the effects are a lot better than if you did it alone.  Of course, that could be imagined because it’s what I want to believe..
  • Biore UV Perfect Milk SPF50+ PA+++ (not pictured) – I bought this specifically for our Havasu trip. To be honest I absolutely hate putting sunscreen on my face because it always feels too thick, oily, and as if it’s clogging my pores.  Having extremely oily skin to begin with I hate putting sunscreen on and almost never put it on.  However, I knew that would not be smart being on a boat for about 7 hours in direct sun.  The consistency is extremely liquidy and white, almost like non-fat milk.  However, it dreis almost instantly and in a matte finish.  Your skin is left with protection from the sun, a fairly matte finish, and a feel as if nothing is on your skin to begin with.  The only place I know to order it is Amazon, which is linked above, because it is only sold in Asia.  Due to this, all the writing is in Chinese so I am not sure if it is water-resistant or not.
What have you been loving this month? Anything I should check out? Let me know!
July 29, 2011

NOTD: NYC Lincoln Sqaure Lavender

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

July 28, 2011

NOTD: NYC Uptown + My Attempt At DIY Ombre Nails

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

I also decided to try out the ombre nail effect with gold polish.  It chipped really quickly, as you will see the in the photos and looked better in real life than on camera.  Obvs I still need practice.  I also have plans to do ombre nails with a few colors so stay tuned for that!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 27, 2011

Drugstore Haul

 

 

 

 

 

I haven’t bought new makeup (exclude a few nail polishes before our vacation) in a few months.  While this feeling may not last, I currently feel like I have enough eye shadows, blushes, etc. to last me for 3 lifetimes and have not had the urge to buy any new items lately.  However, I’ve been wanting some Wet ‘n Wild lately, especially their new Gilded Collection, so I headed over to Walmart for a few cheap thrills.

 

 

 


NYC In A New York Color Minute Quick Dry Nail Polish in the colors:

Lincoln Square Lavender (left)
Uptown (right)


Wet ‘n Wild Silent Treatment Trio
with flash (top)
natural light, no flash (bottom)

Cover Girl quad in Sheerly Nudes
natural light, no flash (top)
flash (bottom)

If you want reviews on any of these items let me know!
Stay tuned for Nail Of The Days coming up with the nail polishes!
What have you bought lately? Let me know!