Thursday, April 26, 2012

Project 5 Pan Completed!

Hi everyone! I finished my Project 5 Pan & wanted to share it with you! I was so happy to use a few products and throw them away :)

Thanks for watching!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Colors of the Rainbow Tag

Jayme & Mendi over at Her Late Night Cravings recently did a video on the Colors of the Rainbow Tag. You can watch it here. I decided to do it as a blog post. The purpose is to go through your makeup & beauty products and find one thing to represent each color of the rainbow. I thought it sounded fun & I'm always up for a tag! I also included a nail polish with each beauty item, since my husband jokes I have every color of the rainbow :) Oh, and you all know the colors, right? ROY G BIV!

Here are all my products lined up in color order

Red L'Oreal lipstick in True Red                                 Sally Hansen Cherry Red

Orange Real Techniques Buffing Brush                       China Glaze Riveting

Yellow Clean & Clear Morning Burst Cleanser           Finger Paints Lemon Sour

Green Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask                         Essie Navigate Her

Blue   Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tenacious Teal       Wet N Wild Saved By The Blue

Indigo Got 2 B Volumizing Powder                             OPI Russian Navy

Violet Taylor Swift Wonderstruck                               OPI Dutch Ya Just Love OPI? 

So, there you have it! 14 products to represent each color of the rainbow! If you do this tag, I would to see it.

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

April Birchbox

Hi! I have a quick video on what I got in my Birchbox this month. Hope you enjoy!

Friday, April 13, 2012

NYX Nude on Nude Palette

In my haul video, I mentioned I bought this Nude on Nude palette & said I would swatch it. So Here we go!

This palette comes with 20 neutral eye shadows & 10 lip gloss colors.

This is the first 5 from the top row - these are all pretty light, you can't even see the last shadow. These will be good highlight colors.

The second 5 from the top row

The first 5 from the bottom row

The second 5 from the bottom row

The first 5 lip colors

The second 5 lip colors

Overall I think there is a good variety of colors to work with. I haven't used them yet on my eyes, so I can't tell you how well they perform. But I'm excited to play around with them. And a few of the lip colors look pretty as well. The middle color in the second picture is a nice coral color, which I've been loving for spring!

I got this palette because I've been lusting over the Naked & Naked 2 palettes from Urban Decay. But I can not bring myself to spend that much money on eyeshadow! So maybe this will satisfy me :)

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Nail Trends

I've been noticing a few trends for nails this season & wanted to share them with you. If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know I love an accent nail! I like to paint my nails, then use a fun glitter on my ring finger.

But now I'm adding my pinkie into the mix! Using those two fingers for glitter just adds a little extra sparkle!

China Glaze For Audrey & Essie A Cut Above

China Glaze Fast Track with Milani Gold

Another trend is the Ombre manicure. This is when you use several different shades to create a gradient effect.

For this look I used OPI Fly, China Glaze For Audrey & Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet. All you need are a few shades in the same color family. You could also move from one color to another. For instance, purple into pink, red into orange or green into yellow.

Finally the last trend is 2 colors.

I used China Glaze Strawberry Fields & Riveting

I painted my thumb, index finger & pinkie pink, then used the orange for my middle & ring fingers.

Then I did the opposite on the other hand.

This is such a fun look! I love pink & orange together, but you can pair any two colors you like. This trend allows for lots of creativity! And it lets you get more use out of your polish!

So these are a few nail trends I have been wearing. Let me know if you have tried any of these looks or if there's any more I should know about!

Thanks for reading :)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Collective Haul

I did a little shopping this weekend & wanted to share what I got! I am still working on Project 5 Pan & won't be using my new makeup until the other items are finished. I'm happy to say that I'm almost done with my 5 items & will be sharing that soon!

Thanks for reading!

Monday, April 9, 2012

NOTD - White Veil

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a nice weekend. My daughter is on Spring Break this week, so I am looking forward to relaxing a little & not driving to school in the mornings :)

Today's NOTD is Essie Baby's Breath with Sally Hansen White Veil as an accent. I picked up this glitter polish this weekend at Walgreens. Sally Hansen has a new collection of base colors & glitter topcoats. White Veil has small white glitter with bigger gold glitter. I thought this was pretty unique & I didn't have anything like it. And I really like this combo. This Essie polish is one I've had for a while & just forgot about. But it's perfect with this glitter.

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

NOTD - Fast Track to Gold!

Hey everyone! I hope you are having a nice weekend. I am relaxing today because yesterday I ran my very first 10K! I've been training for the past 10 weeks & this weekend was Race Day! When I started out I could barely run 1 mile. So I'm proud to say that I ran 6.2 miles & surprisingly I want to keep it up! Anyway I wanted a special manicure for the race & came up with this. I am wearing China Glaze Fast Track with Milani Jewel FX in Gold. How perfect is that? I really love this combo & can't wait to wear this glitter with other colors. I bought it on Friday just to be able to wear it on Saturday! How did I  not have this polish already? I love it!

Thanks for reading!