Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Pink Wednesday #2 Neon!

My second Pink Wednesday and Neons are coming in to fashion again so I did my Sinful colors Pink, which is very neon-ific. I need multiple colors so i did a black french tip. I had used Pumpkin glow in the dark pink over it from Halloween but it doesn't glow :( I'm hoping its just old and not a rip off.

I used Gelous Base Coat, Sinful Colors Pink, Pumpkin Glow in the Dark Pink , Sinful Colors Black on Black and Sally Hansen Strengthening Top Coat. 

Yes two weeks in a row! I'm getting better at my blogging or maybe just getting less lazy about it.


A review on Cucumber Peel mask!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

These are a few of my favorite things (on my face)

*insert inappropriate jokes*
Alright got that out of my system so on to my favorite and will forever use facial cleansing items.
All Clinique.

Mild Liquid Face Wash, I love this stuff, never drys out my skin helps it feel soft and lasts forever, I usually have to buy it once a year.
You don't need very much because it lathers really well, i use about 2 pumps.

Mild Clarifying Lotion, doesn't really burn or make my skin react harshly to it, so I prefer this over astringents. it gets used a bit faster with it being an open mouth to a cotton pad usually so it takes about 3-6 months before I have to replace it, but I actually haven't yet and need to.

The dramatically Different Moisturizing lotion, is the most fantastic thing  I own of these. I haven't replaced the first one I have gotten in years, one pump maayyybbee two is all it takes to spread ion your face and neck
(I use the dot method and then spread) and your skin feels so soft and smooth. It has never clogged my pores or had any outrageous effects on my face and that is why I always use it and will always recommend it to anyone looking for a good face lotion. 

Some other favorites :
Lush Sea Salt , a fantabulous scrub whenever my face needs one this is what I use(If I have it) 
Lush Eau Roma Toner, a nice, refreshing toner I used in the past and I really enjoyed it, if not only for the smell and refreshing feeling.
Yes to carrots C the difference Seems they don't offer this any longer and that is sad. I have two Jars from a Yes to Carrots Party that my friend had gotten to throw and I really loved the mask. I am sad it is gone. It doesn't irritate and comes off pretty easily. The Size of the product though is a small hole in a big can. 
Yes to Carrots Cucumber Cleansing Towelettes  i've only used these once because they are pretty expensive (Usually use store brands, ELF brand, or F21 love & Beauty) but boy they are refreshing. I have a weakness for cucumbers anyway so that may be why I show my love for this product. Removes well enough (but I don't wear a lot of make up regardless) and just feels nice. 

I may add more choices later but these are the first to come to mid.

Next will probably be my Second Pink Wednesday and then another installment of These are a few of my favorite things (on my head).

Monday, August 27, 2012

Review! WalMart Masks Freeman Pomegranate

I actually used this one a while ago and never wrote it...until now!
I did this one with my roommate and it was okay. I guess I'm not a fan of the peel-off since it was pretty annoying to remove but I know i'm impatient and messy enough already without having to do a peel that makes me feel like I'm removing skin (and some vellus hair with it) from a sunburn. My skin felt fine after the fact, clean and smooth, but my skin rarely reacts to much except for salicylic acid and some really greasy foods. Otherwise I'm just a little red in the face. 
My skin is combination with dry patches so I try to get moisturizing masks as often as I allow myself, but I don't continually do treatments since I do not have the need. So to me this treatment wasn't worth the pain, but it was a $1.37 at Walmart so I'm not hurting financially over it, I have a couple more peel off and mud's to try so I'll see if the fruit used has any difference, but I doubt it. 
My roommate liked it though, it didn't have a high adverse affect that I could see and she said she enjoyed the process of taking the mask off and the little hair it removed. Dries clear(hence the look of peeling skin as well) and if you over apply in places it can take even longer to dry and make the peeling process even more of a pain. I know I avoided my hair but the mask still ended up in my hair and felt like glue stuck in it. I don't remember it being very tight on my face but I was aware when it was mostly dry.
If you enjoy peeling masks I say go for it! No points marked off for it beauty potency, I just hated peeling the mask off. Give me a Wash Cloth and water any day!
3/5 pts

next post: These are a few of my favorite things! (on my face)
See you soon!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Pink Wednesday numero uno!

Finally painted my nails, I was disheartened when my nail broke pretty far down so i didn't feel like painting them for a while. Then they got worse and it kicked my butt into gear,and being (now) Wednesday, I did my  first pink Wednesday!
I love doing multiple colors so grey and pink seemed perfect, i used Wet N Wild Coloricon Diamond in the Rough, it was sheer so I used China Glaze elephant walk underneath. The Pink is L'oreal Paris Pink shells 222. it took about two coats and it's very pretty. 
I'm soon to be trying homemade recipes on health and beauty supplies and giving the rundown.
Pinterest is my new best friend. My fiance bought me mason jars and i'm excited to make remedies to store in them. Seriously Mason Jars are the best thing ever. Storage, cups, DIY crafts lights whatever you fancy!
All right reviews to come! 
stay  frosty. 

Monday, August 13, 2012

Mani: Silver and Gold

In celebration of the Olympics FINALLY ending (while the Olympics are great and I love that USA won) I find it incredibly boring to watch, usually because Basketball was on, but finally we are free and can celebrate victory!
So OPI Warm and Fozzie 
OPI Skull and Glossbones with China Glaze Hologram over it. 
I actually kept my last mani for a while and got quite a few compliments on it,it made me happy and excited to tell people the wonders of a simple make up sponge. :3

Looking Forward: 
All I can say is I've seen swatches of the O.P.I. Skyfall collection and I can say I want them!
Live and Let die is beautiful and the world is not enough is a fab golden glitter apparently with a hint of duo-chrome :D

I look forward to being able to purchase the German collection as well, (being German myself and having been there I can say I was quite excited when I heard of it I'll be trying them out as soon as I can get some!)

On another note! I've created a blog for fitness! 
I have a lofty goal of 109 pounds total to happiness but we will see what I can actually do.
You can see it Here: 
also I made this the other day and wanted to share my #firstworldproblems

well that is what I have today, I'll be posting my reviews of some cheap masks I found at Wal-Mart soon!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Mani: Make Up sponges

It is NOT cleaned up, but I was messing around thinking of what to do and I started messing with a make up sponge....and doing a french tip and I was like Yay! 
I saw a pretty dress in the green and blue colors and decided that was the color combo I wanted. 
OPI Mermaids Tears and Ogre the Top Blue were the closest I had to the colors.
Sponges are so much fun, they give such cool effects, speckles, fading and the like. 
I was thinking it would be great for blood splatter effects for Halloween or Dexter nails.
I had wanted m effect to be more....precise but I wasn't trying hard....
BUT! If you don't have make-up sponges I sincerely suggest you get some.
Great for make up, nail art arts, and crafts and whatever else I love having them.
Now, I used Seche Vite for a top coat and it spread the french tip coat and made some the specks go away which was sad so I'll have to experiment with dryness to top coat I guess.
I have been drawing designs and I will be putting them to nail when I get some Nail Wheels, I think my next Mani will be more Rave attire appropriate as I may be attending one Saturday. I guess. 
We will see.
Fare thee Well Readers.
Also One follower! Whoo hoo I'm hitting the big time
Thanks friend! :3

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Nail art Template

Original size. So I made this to print, just simple to draw in designs to put to nail wheels. I generally draw the nails out but I like a template much better. I put lines next to it to give titles or ideas/themes. I didn't really work on any designs yesterday so I think I will today. After a vigorous search for my iPod again ....
It fits on the paper in MS Paint at 80% of original size 
even though the canvas was supposed to be 8.5x11in but maybe I'll scan in the designs next to the nail wheels so we can see the process , its also good to see if I ever improve. 
So please save and try it out for yourself! If you can improve lemme know and see the new template!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Manicures of the week

I rocked this mani at my friends birthday party this last weekend and it made me think of Easter mostly.
China Glaze Aquadelic and Brownstone.

I had this mani about Wednesday and it chipped badly because I had to remove stickers so it was removed in a day. :(
China Glaze techno teal and Laser Lime
(elecTRONica collection)

My current manicure and my favorite blue is from the OPI Nicki Minaj  collection fly and the french tip is Metallic 4 Life. 

I've noticed this trend of glitter french tips or french tip fading which looks really nice so my current mani reflects that. I think for my next mani will either be stamping or trying craft glitter on my nails.I need to buy a new white which means buying my favorite white, that is, China Glaze White on White, always so opaque and a very smooth white. 
The craft glitter I have makes me think of Valentines day though so I may just be preparing a future post on that, but I do want to start the pink on Wednesdays so the glitter may look good for that.
I've also been using seche vite as a top coat and I used to not like it very much, but its great for evening out nail art and it is very fast drying. 
Also I really need to remember to take pictures in the daylight, shows the color so much better but ost days are so foggy it doesn't even matter..... 
I'm also working on my blog layout so it'll be more customized to my style and going to link to my friends blogs! or any favorites I have but mostly my friends. 
I've been watching Grimm on hulu and may have to do some Grimm fairy tale themed art and I definitely need to do some  Disney designs, mostly Disneyland inspired but I will do my favorite classics.
 SO I need more nail wheels!!
So there is my manis of this week since I will probably be keeping my current all weekend. 

More to come!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Review Time! Mask and Pore Strip

While I was sitting and doing nothing I decided it was time for some face care stuff!
I rummaged through our Bathroom Junk Drawer ( you know where all the random bathroom stuff goes) and found a Beauty mask I had purchased at Forever 21 for a $1.80. It  comes with two pouches for two treatments and is fairly easy to open. They are perforated down the middle horizontally. 
the other thing to note is the English directions are on the top packet so if you don't think you'll remember the directions either look here (as I am about to post them) or use the bottom one first. 
(picture not my own)

So I decided to try it and let ya'll know What I think. 
The directions:
1. Apply Mask to dry face with dry hands evenly over face avoiding eyes and lips
Make sure your hands and face are dry, wet skin may prevent the mask from lathering.
2. Leave until the mask lathers.
3. Massage gently with fingertips for 30-60 seconds to cleanse
4. Wash off with lukewarm water and tone skin.

So Its kind of a pearl, gel and you spread it on your face and it actually lathers pretty quickly.
You rub it and it becomes foamy more than lathery and can dissipate if you go for too long. I needed a wash cloth to get it off as it kind of spreads if you splash water around. 
My face felt pretty dry after word and I was disappointed but after letting it fully dry and set in my skin feels really soft and the peach smell is so nice. 

 it worked for my skin. It feels clean, soft and doesn't seem to be having any adverse affects on my skin.
The price is pretty great too, I can definitely afford a few at $1.80 each. I will definitely try their other products. 

Biore Pore Perfect Strip
Tried and true classic. I'm more interested in others opinions on this but I'll give my own. 
Easy to put on, easy to do other things while waiting for it to "cement" and kinda hurts to pull off pulls off a lot but I feel it doesn't always grab everything it could, but it gets the job done. 
Should not be used by people taking medications such as acutane. 
I also know that doing it too often can lead to gigantic pore issues and them clogging up worse than before. I only use it once in a while. Usually when I super begin to notice my nose and dark tiny spots. 

A classic solution to blackheads but I encourage anyone with a beauty school near them to go see the estheticians for treatments and advice at a low cost.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Favorite Manicure Items!

 I may not have perfected the manicure but I have my favorite tools and so here they are!
Left to right, up and down
My Nail Polish remover, I always use acetone but its terribly drying.
Nail Tees are a wonderful discovery at Sally's Beauty Supply perfect for people like me who still get polish every where. 
Cotton Puffs! Oh lord these are the best cotton puffs I have come across! They were recommended to me by a nail polish obsessed friend and I will Never look back!
They come from Daiso, if you ever find one of these magical $1.50 stores I strongly encourage you to go inside.
They are available in California and Washington.
Now my cuticle oil, I got in a set with a buffing block and lotion, was a nice set and all.
I put the oil on a cotton swab and rub on my nails, let it sit for a little bit and rub it off with the other end. Sometimes I rub a little rubbing alcohol for a bit of a dehydrating effect but not really.
Nail cutters, any will do. I swear I'm constantly losing these so I try to keep it in the same place as the other tools.
The small silver is the end of my dotting tool that broke off so i need to glue it on -_-; works well for eyes and the like. 
The brushes I use for detail work the left one bent, easy for some details and my small brush I usually use. 
My Cuticle pusher/scraper. I adore it works like a charm. 
Scotch tape for stripes, nail "stickers" and the like, Always very useful!
More brushes! Havent used them yet but they are lovely.  
Tweezers usually used for jewels and glitter placement, also gotten at Daiso, they have the cutest stuff I swear!
Lush Potion Lotion. A lovely lotion from a lovely company
It was discontinued when I had bought it years ago but it seems they brought it back again and I super urge you to get some of your own, the smell is wonderful and feels great, it can be a little greasy but I found since my cuticle area gets so dry I need that little bit extra and its lasted me so long!
And lastly my cute file! It has penguins from Christmas and those are my favorite animals. Wenk. 

Picture of my Daiso puffs Box
you get two boxes together and they are very lovely. 
I use them for my cucumber pads as well. Very nice for tired eyes. A tut from Michele Phan I saw
Make cucumber Juice, soak pads in juice, squeeze out excess and put flat in a ziplock baggie (not overlapping) and freeze , let thaw before use (about 10-30 minutes) and keep on eyes for 10.  Feels lovely and keeps those pesky dark circles away. Plus I think cucumber smells fantastic! (can't stand to eat it though)

See you next time!

Summer Fun

I've started my Summer designs my first is this Rollercoaster
 down, up, loop de loop and that end rush with a You must be this tall sign.
Sky is China Glaze Kinetic Candy
Coaster is China Glaze Brownstone
China Glaze Elephant Walk(as rivets)
Sinful Colors Black on black
Clouds are China Glaze White on White 
The sign is China Glaze Solar powered and OPI Big Apple red

Summer Beach and Snow Cone with a strawberry <3
So I did a nice strawberry, always makes me think of summer and a snow cone! I absolutely adore it, OPI Stranger tides background, which I thought looked quite perfect. One of the polish was glittery which made me think of snow cone accessories as a pendent and the lot.
Then of course, the beach! a nice sailboat, sandcastle, lovely beach scene and what looks like a dolphin but i   assure you is a shark breaching :P and the wondrous Octopus! I quite liked the octopus, so cute! 
Mostly all the same polishes, 
OPI Ogre The Top Blue
OPI Big Apple red
OPI Mermaids Tears
China Glaze Kalahari Kiss
China Glaze Elephant Walk
China Glaze White on White
China Glaze Brownstone

my usual mix :D
 I may have one or two more designs as summer ends and fall begins 
I'm looking forward to the foliage as inspiration. (as if we have seasons around here that aren't fog or no fog)