Tuesday, December 27, 2011

NOTD: O.P.I: Here Today...Argon Tomorrow

I hope everyone had an awesome Christmas holiday this year!! I personally had a pretty amazing one filled with lots of family and friends :) 

Anyways, here is something that has been in my folder to post for a while...so hope you enjoy!

I've been looking for a dark olive-y green color for a while now, and I think I may have found one!!

Here I have O.P.I: Here Today...Argon Tomorrow and on my accent nail, I have Nubar: Nubar 2010.  Hope you like it!


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

NOTD: O.P.I Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous

I've been trying to force myself to start wearing darker colors because its for some reason I have an unspoken rule where once it turns to fall, I have to wear dark/vampy colors. But this year for some reason, I have just still been wearing a lot of light colors. I guess I already miss the summer. 

But I do really like this mani!

Here I have on O.P.I: Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous and on my accent nail I have China Glaze: Avalanche

What do you think?

Friday, December 9, 2011

NOTD: Butter London-Tea with the Queen

I think I found my favorite nude polish!! I've been looking for a good nude polish for some time now. Every time I enter Ulta, I walk to the Butter London display, pick up Tea with the Queen, and put it down because I just couldn't really justify spending $14 on just a nude polish. But last time I was Ulta, I picked up a Butter London polish for a friend and it turned out there was a sale of buy two get one free, so I took the opportunity to finally pick this polish up! And am I so glad I did because I LOVE IT!

Here I have Butter London: Tea with the Queen and on my accent nail I have Essie: Angora Cardi which is such a fabulous color! I don't know how I feel about the two colors together, but I really like both colors separately.

And on a side note, I was wearing Essie: Angora Cardi by itself a week ago, and a guy friend complimented on the the nail color! I don't think I've EVER had a guy compliment me on my nails or the nail color before. I was definitely flattered :) 

What do you think?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Butter London: No More Watie Katie

My two excuses of why I've been MIA for a while:

1. FINALS- *sigh, the life of a school student. Finals are next week, but I have a final coming tomorrow and it's so depressing, my head hurts. But because of that, I haven't really had a chance to even do my nails

2. Not only that, but because I started working at a coffee shop about a month ago, my nails have been breaking like a mad person because I do the dishes so often. I wear gloves when I do the dishes, but I guess the heat from the water still softens up my nails and they break every time I bump into something. So my nails are not in the best state...any good nail hardeners that you would recommend?

But I didn't want to go missing for too long so I went through my old photos to see which pictures I haven't posted up and I saw this one!

Here on my nails I have Butter London: No More Watie Katie and on my accent nail I have YSL: Vernis (I think thats what it's called?) with O.P.I: Crown Me Already! 

I'm not too sure about the name of the YSL polish.. I actually didn't even know that YSL sold nail polish, but someone gave that polish to my mom who gave it to me, so thanks!

Anyways, what do you guys think?
Hope you all are nice, relaxed, warm and cozy because its freezing outside!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

NOTD: Orly-Royal Velvet

I can't get over how pretty this mani is!
To be honest, I bought Orly's Royal Velvet mainly because of the name, but wow, the color being AMAZING is definitely a plus! 

Here I have Orly: Royal Velvet and on my accent nail I have Zoya: Julieanne

What do you think?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sephora Friends and Family Haul

So I know this isn't a nail post, like my usual post, but I thought it would be nice to change it up every once in a while!

I think this is the first time I actually bought something from Sephora, and oh boy, this is going to start some addiction! I finally bit the bullet and bought a couple things that I've been eyeing for such a long time. 

I remember seeing the Smith's Strawberry Lip Balm a couple years ago and thought it was too expensive. After thinking about it for awhile, I went back to the store where I saw it and they didn't sell it anymore! I've been looking for it everywhere, and finally found it on Sephora probably about a year ago, but didn't want to only buy one product online. But this was the perfect opportunity. 

I have to say I LOVE this lip balm. I remember not being too impressed at first when I put it on my lips right before bed, but when I woke up the next day, my lips were so extremely soft! Another plus is the amazing smell. It's a nice strawberry smell that is not too overwhelming. Definitely a great lip treatment. 

Another thing I've been eyeing was the Urban Decay Naked palette. I know, SUPER LATE, but better late than never. Trust me, I've been eyeing and drooling over this palette the moment it came out, but just couldn't get myself to buy it until now. And I'm so happy I did! I would have done some swatches, but I'm pretty sure you guys all know what the colors look like since I'm pretty sure a lot of you have it already!

Last thing I got was the Tarte LipSurgence. I forgot to take an individual picture of it before I tore the packaging up, but I did take pictures of the swatches of the different colors.
From top to bottom: Glitzy, Perky, Fashy, Swank, Dazzled

From left to right: Glitzy, Perky, Flashy, Swank, Dazzled.

I think my favorite would have to be Dazzled, just because the color is closest to my natural lip color, and I'm so use to lip colors that are more natural. I really want to try to start experimenting with brighter or warmer colors on my lips, so I thought that this would be a good start. 

I honestly don't think they are the most moisturizing thing in the world, but it is definitely somewhat moisturizing. 

Did you get anything from the Sephora Friends and Family Sale? What did you guys get? I would love some recommendations for next time if I order something (which is VERY likely)!


Thursday, November 10, 2011

NOTD: Essie: Lady Like


I have to say this was one of my favorite manis. It's so eloquent! I think this mani is definitely one of those that you could totally wear for any occasion, formal to non formal. I love it! So chic!! 

Here I have Essie: Lady Like, and on my accent nails I have Sally Hansen: Stony as a base and O.P.I: Crown Me Already!

What do you think?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

NOTD: Mint Sprint

Green is definitely one of my favorite colors! I think it just matches my skin color really well.

Here I have Sally Hansen Insta Dry: Mint Sprint and Essie: Absolutely Shore on my accent nail with  Milani: Jew over Absolutely shore.

What do you think?

Sunday, November 6, 2011

NOTD: green

I love light greens for some reason. I've been trying to look for a good dark green polish, but for some reason, they don't look good on me. So until I find one.....

Here I have Essie: Absolutely Shore, Orly: Ancient Jade (as an accent),  and Milani: Jew (over Orly's Ancient Jade) 

Hope you enjoy!

Essie: Absolute shore; Orly: Ancient Jade; Milani: Jew