Wednesday, May 30, 2012

China Glaze Summer Neon polish

Boy it has been a while since I have last posted, and for that I am sorry.

I have really missed you guys!

I went to Sally's today and picked up a color of new bright polishes. These are from China Glaze's Summer Neon collection, and I love all the colors, but decided to start the collection with these two colors.


I'm with the lifeguard is a ultra bright neon green. It has a shimmer to it and I reached opacity in two coats, but I feel three would give a better look.


The second color is Orange You Hot? I really like this orange. It is a perfect shade for me, as most of mine are either really dark or more red than orange. I reach desired opacity in two coats. 



Both polishes have a good balance in consistancy, not to thick or to thin. And applied easily. As the name of the collection clearly states, these will be perfect for summer!

Have you picked out any colors from this collection? 

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

xoxo

Friday, May 11, 2012

DIY Tie-Dye Dress using Tulip Tie-Dye Kit

 Hello Beauties!! This is my first DIY post!

I purchased this kit from the craft section at Wal-Mart. They had several options in color combinations, as well as 3 color kits up to 20 color kits.. I chose the 3 color Tropical Twist kit for my dress. This kit cost around $9.88.



The kit came with three (3) bottles, pre-filled with powder dye, rubber bands and two (2) sets of plastic gloves.

It also had a idea and instruction guide.
 

 I decided on a little plain white cotten dress, that I also purchased from Wal-Mart for about $7.00.

I took the three bottles and filled them with water and shook vigorously. Here we have green, hot pink and neon orange.



 I dampened the dress and layed it flat on the floor, chose the spot I wanted the center of the swirl design to start, and I pinched that spot and proceeded to twist the dress until it looked like the picture below:

 Then, taking three of the rubber bands I wrapped them around to criss-cross in the center to make six (6) wedges.

Now I am ready to go outside and apply the dye. I interchanged the colors in each wedge, so that the same color is across from each other. When I finished appling the dye, I turned it over to repeat the process on the other side. Making sure to fully saturate it.


 I then put the dress into a plastic bag to help keep the dye moist.

Tie the bag tightly and let it sit for 6 - 8 hours.


After about 7 hours I washed it in hot water with just a little bit of detergent. And done!


I also purchased the Moody Blues kit for my son. This is his finished shirt. I think it turned out great! (He even tie dyed a pair of shoes.)


This is an easy and fun project to do on your own or with kids. It is really simple to use and with supervision even a young child can create their very own one of a kind tie dyed clothing.

This kit also gives easy to follow instructions to create the very popular ombre look. 

The only negitive thing I can say about this kit is that it says it dyes up to 8 shirts. We were only able to dye three items per kit. And even then we weren't able to get the third item as dyed as the first two. They still came out fine, just had more white showing through. And we did try to use it sparingly. 

If you are interested in doing something like this, I would totally recommend this kit. Like I said above, if you want to do multiple items, you need to either purchase a couple of the kits or buy the large pack.


All in all, I really like the ease of use, they have many great colors and kits to choose from. And me and my son just had a lot of fun hanging out making a mess and being creative.


I hope you enjoyed and thank you so much for stopping by!

xoxo





*I purchased everything and was not asked, sent or paid to talk about or review this product. 


Thursday, May 10, 2012

NOTW (Nails of the week)

Hello Beauties! As we wind down the week, I want to share my nails of this week! I started the week off with a soft pastel, and I am closing the week with a bang with a bright pop of color! Hope you enjoy!


This has been one of my favorite pastel polishes this spring. essie lilacism. Such a milky cream pastel purple.  I reach desired opaqueness in two coats. This is such a lovely color that has been getting alot of use. This is from The Art of Spring Collection.


 A new polish in my collection is OPI Kiss Me on my Tulips. I recieved this polish in my Glossybox. It is such a vibrant creme pink. It is such a bright cheerful color..I love it! How could you not be in a good mood wearing this pretty color! I reached desire opaqueness in one coat, but applied two out of sheer habit. This is from OPI's Holland Collection.


Do you prefer bright pops of color or soft gentle colors? What is your current favorite?

Thanks so much for stopping by!

xoxo




Monday, May 7, 2012

Benefit's Rare Beauty Limited Edition kit

Hello Beauties! Back in the first of April, I entered a giveaway hosted by Elissa also known as Pursebuzz. It was one of the first big giveaways I have entered. And won. I was so excited to see my name in the list of 5 winners for this amazing prize. 


What is it? A limited edition kit by Benefit in honor of the movie Snow White and the Huntsman. 



 I was surprised to find some extra goodies in my package. Like this adorable 2012 calender. The pink backing unfold into a stand. And each page is filled with wonderful art that benefit is known for. (Not included with the kit.)

 And a cute box of tissues! (Not included with the kit.)


 Now the star of the show!! This is a beautiful makeup case, with metallic silver and purple design. Cream zipper top.

                   On the back of the case is a heart shaped leaf with Rare Beauty designed into it. 


What's inside?


                                                        0.75 oz The POREfessional


                                                        0.3 oz BADgal Lash Mascara



                                          0.13 oz Benetint                        0.08 oz High Beam


It also came with a little booklet on how to "Get the Look". 




I want to thank Elissa from pursebuzz and Benefit for this awesome giveaway! 

You can find Elissa at www.youtube.com/pursebuzz and at her website http://pursebuzz.com/

You can purchase this kit HERE for $45. And don't forget this is a limited edition! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

xoxo

You can check out my video here:











Thursday, May 3, 2012

Too Faced Giveaway! (Closed)

Hello Beauties! As most of you know, I have been selected as a Beauty Blogger of the Month by TooFaced.com! I was so excited to learn this awesome news!

As a BBOM, I have been given the chance to celebrate with you guys by offering a $25 toofaced.com egift card (curtesy of Too Faced Cosmetics).  How awesome is that!



All you need to do to enter is:
Be at least 18+
Be a resident of the U.S, Canada or U.K (These are the countries Too Faced ships to.)
And use Rafflecopter below!

Good Luck!



Congratulations to Lisa B! She was selected at random as the winner of this awesome prize! 

Thank you to everyone who entered! I really appreciate each and every one of you! 







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This giveaway is sponsored by Too Faced Cosmetics. International shipping applies please refer to TooFaced.com's Terms and Conditions.

First U.S Glossybox has arrived!

Hello Beauties!! I am so excited to announce that Glossybox USA has finally arrived! The first boxes were awarded to winners that were selected randomly as well as contest winners. I was lucky enough to have won one of these boxes. I have been watching Glossy unboxing videos since before any talk of them coming to the US, so this makes it especially exciting for me. 


Here is the beautiful soft pink box with a black Glossybox logo. 

And this is what I seen when I opened up the box:

Here we have The Glossybox trend guide, filled with trends from across the globe and the card detailing the items found inside the box. Complete with prices.

The tissue is so nice. Decorated with landmarks found from different parts of the world.

And finally the goodies!



Starting off with the envelope from Erno Laszlo New York: The Hollywood Collection. This holds samples of skincare. From morning serum to night cream. (I will detail more about these at a later time, as there is alot of information.)

CO Bigelow Body Lotion in Lavender-Pepperment (150 ml/5.2 fl oz.)

Cargo Eye Bronzer. Works like an eyeshadow, They say to "Create the sunny glow of summer year round." (1.0g/0.035 oz.)

Here is a swatch of Cargo:

Kryolan High Gloss Brilliant Lip Shine in Toffee. This is an "Exclusive to Glossybox before Kryolan's US launch" (taken from the info card) (0.135 0z)

Swatch of Kryolan Lip Gloss:
basq Cucumber Tea soothing eye gel. Reduces puffiness and swelling. It has a minty scent and a cooling effect when applied. (15 ml/0.5 oz)

OPI  polish in Kiss Me on My Tulips. (15 ml/0.5 fl oz)

I am so pleased with everything I received in this box. And so happy to welcome Glossybox to the U.S!
Glossybox will be opening up subscriptions this month (May 2012) and subscriptions will cost $21.00 a month. I realize it is more than some other box subscriptions, but as you can see it is well worth it. So head over to Glossybox.com to register and sign up for the newsletter for the latest information and email alerts for when subscriptions go live! 


Thank you so much for stopping by!
xoxo


Check out my unboxing video!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Too Faced Beauty Blogger of the Month!


I have been selected as Beauty Bloggers of the Month level 3 for the month of May by Too Faced.com. I just want to thank TooFaced for choosing me! This is so exciting and it's such an honor. I couldn't believe it when I saw my face featured.



Here is the blog that gave me a spot as BBOM. ~Brow Envy Kit by Too Faced~


I want to congratulate:

Rachel Whitehurst (level 1) from 87daysbefore and youtube icallitambrosia

Kelly Gould (level 2) from Gouldylox Reviews

They were also selected for BBOM for the month of May.

So, thank you again Too Faced and to everyone who takes the time to visit my blog and read what I have to say. It really means alot to me.


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A possible dupe for MAC's Viva Glam Nicki

Hello Beauties! I had to run to this little store called Fred's for a few items. As I headed to the check out, I hopped over to the little tiny makeup section to see if I couldn't find a creamy pink lipstick. Not expecting to see anything, as the stock is extremely limited, something caught my eye. The packaging made me think MAC. Maybe it is the black with white lettering, and how similar the font is in the name.

It was a company I have never heard of...Ioni. I looked through the lipstick and found a creamy pink called Ballet! It was priced for $1.50 so I threw it in my cart.



Once I got home, I quickly swatched the lipstick and was instantly reminded of a swatch I saw in a blog. MAC's Viva Glam Nicki. I had to be sure, so I doubled checked some swatches online (since I don't have Nicki myself) and although it isn't a perfect dupe, it is still close.


Ballet with Flash

 Ballet without Flash.



 They also had false lashes with glue included, in three different styles. I grabbed a pair for $1.00. 


I have had the lipstick on for about an hour and I have to say it feels nice on the lips. It feels creamy and moisturizing. It has nice color payoff. 

I am going to keep my eye out on this brand for more products to try out! I may go back and check out some of the shadows. 

What do you think of this color? Do you think it is a close dupe for Nicki, or do my eyes deceive me?
 (Click Here for the swatches I compared this too.)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

xoxo