Friday, June 29, 2012

NOTD - Summer Sun

Today's manicure was inspired by a recent trip to the mall! I was walking past Anne Taylor Loft & admiring their window display (I wish I had taken a picture!) But they had a really pretty summer backdrop that was shades of aqua, orange & yellow in an ombre effect. So I wanted to recreate that with my nail polish. I chose Essie Turquoise & Caicos & Ulta Sun-Sational. I love this aqua color & thought the yellow, while too much on it's own, would work well as an accent. It's bright & summery!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - Review

Today I wanted to give a little review on a new product. You've probably already heard of these little gems, but I wanted to give my input! These are the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains. Try saying that three times fast! They are a lip stain with a built in balm. I believe there are 12 colors, although I'm not exactly sure. I have three (for now:)

As you can see, they are in pencil form, similar to the Clinique Chubby Sticks (which I have never tried) and they are retractable. So it's nice that you don't have to sharpen them.

Honey, Sweetheart & Rendezvous  

Honey, Sweetheart & Rendezvous 

Of the three colors, Honey is the most natural color, it is a mauvey-pink. Sweetheart is a bright pink that looks really bold on my lips. Rendezvous is a coraly-orange.

The color payoff on these is really good, but the lasting power is totally amazing! I wore Sweetheart one day, then took a shower & washed my face. When I was done, I still had pink stain on my lips! I will say that with Honey, the color is not as obvious. I think you get more bang for your buck with the darker colors. They go on smooth & have a nice balmy texture. After a while the balm goes away & I just apply a clear chapstick. The color is still there.

If you find the color too bright, you can apply a thin layer and sheer it out a bit. That's what I do with the orange color :)

I think these are worth checking out, especially the darker colors if you want that nice stained look. There are a couple red shades that I would love to have for the fall!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

NOTD - Cinderella Mani!

Hi everyone! Happy first day of summer! We welcomed summer today with a record temperature of 98! Today I'm sharing my "Cinderella" manicure. I'm wearing China Glaze Kinetic Candy with Sally Hansen Glass Slipper over it. Kinetic Candy is a pretty dusty, sky blue cream. It came out in the spring collection. Despite buying this a few months ago, this is the first time I've worn it. I don't know what took me so long because it's a gorgeous color! Then I decided to put a layer of Glass Slipper on top. Again this is a polish that I had not worn before. It is a flakie polish that is very subtle. It looks like little glass flecks on the nail. The soft blue color reminds me of Cinderella's dress & of course Glass Slipper is self-explanatory! I really love the look of this manicure! 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


During my birthday week, theBalm cosmetics were on sale on hautelook. So I decided to buy myself a birthday gift :) I had been wanting the mary-lou manizer but didn't want to pay full price. So when I saw it was 50% off, I jumped on it! Then I decided to take advantage of the sale & buy the Nude Tude palette as well. I've heard great things about both products. Well I finally got my order today! I was so excited to get my hands on it, but wanted to take some pictures first. 

The nude tude palette is a mix of 12 shimmer & matte shades.

And how cute are all the ladies! They have two versions of this palette, naughty & nice. I love the one I got :)

Sassy, Stubborn, Selfish, Snobby, Stand-offish & Sultry

 Sophisticated, Sexy, Serious, Seductive, Silly & Sleek

The Mary-Lou Manizer is a pretty champagne/gold highlighting powder, which could also be used as an eyeshadow.

I can't wait to play with all the colors & put some looks together. A couple shades I love right off the bat are Selfish, Sultry & Sophisticated

Have you guys tried this palette or any other products from theBalm?

Friday, June 1, 2012

NOTD - Neon!

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! I'm back with a NOTD. I know it has been a while! Today's color is Hang-Ten Toes by China Glaze from the new Summer Neons collection. I picked up this & one other color. I really like this color, it's a nice cool, hot pink (if that makes sense!) 

But I have a problem, can you tell what it is? I have pretty significant tip-wear & I haven't even been wearing this for 24 hours! I painted them last night. I've noticed this before with other China Glaze polishes. So I'm not sure if its this particular brand, or maybe my top coat. Or maybe the fact that I filed my nails last night as well. I don't know, but it's really irritating! If you have any advice, let me know :)

I do really like this color & the collection is worth checking out. There are a few other colors I might want to get.

Thanks for reading!