Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!!


Hey everyone!
I just wanted to wish you all a very Happy Halloween for those who celebrate it. Don't eat too much candy, be safe, and most of all have a ton of fun!

What are you dressing up as for Halloween?

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Dior 'The Style Empress' Collection 2011

Hey Everyone!
"Inspired by Christian Dior's beloved muse, Mitzah Bricard, The Style Empress echoes her distinguished taste and mysterious personality. Legend has it that Mitzah wore a jungle-pattered fabric around her wrist to hide a scar, and Monsieur Dior was fascinated by this elegant touch. So, he introduced the pattern into his fashion collection in 1947 and has reinterpreted it each season. Now, it's an entire beauty collection". - Sephora

Thursday, October 27, 2011

NOTD: Ocean Love Potion + Gold Dust

Hey Everyone!
While going through a desk in my bedroom I found my old Sally Hansen Gold Dust glitter over coat.  I was ecstatic to find this because I had previously been contemplating purchasing a gold glitter over coat from OPI.  I decided to pair Gold Dust with 'Ocean Love Potion', a stunning cool 'Mediterranean turquoise' from the Sephora by OPI line.  What I love about 'Gold Dust' is that the chunks of glitter are small enough that Ocean Love Potion still shows through.  I think that the two of these paired together look really good.

Are you a fan of glitter polish?  Let me know below!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Urban Decay Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color: Fbomb Review and Swatches!

Hey Everyone!
The Urban Decay Super Saturated High Gloss lip colors is described as UD's first ever creamy, very pigmented chubby lip pencil.  The line offers a range of 5 bright, fun lip colors that deliver rich, opaque coverage like a lipstick, while having a glossy finish like a lip gloss.  A couple months ago I went out to my local Sephora to check these pencils out.  Amazed by the bright hues and sparkles, I opted for the classic and epically named red shade, Fbomb.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

TAG! What's Your Fragrance?

 Hey Everyone!
Usually I don't do tags on this blog but today I received an e-mail blast from elleandblair titled 'What's your fragrance'.  Curious, I clicked on it and read through the questions.  You all know that I love perfume, and scents in general, so I thought this would be a cute little tag to do, I also added 7 questions to this tag because I thought it was kind of short, and I like answering questions, so the first 5 are the original tag.

Monday, October 24, 2011

NOTD: Essie Sugar Daddy

Hey Everyone!
Today's NOTD is a very interesting one.  The formulation for this varnish is very sheer and very thin.  What that means is that when you apply the first coat is looks like a milky top coat, providing absolutely no color, only shine.  Due to that fact, Sugar Daddy was a polish in my collection which never got much use.  Tonight, I realized that Sugar Daddy is a  milky very neutral pink on the nails if several coats are applied.  On my nails below i've applied a base coat, and 6...yes 6 coats of Sugar Daddy.  I like how it's really subtle on the nails, yet very feminine looking.  I think I'll definitely be wearing this previously neglected varnish more often.

What do you think of 'Sugar Daddy'?  Let me know below!

Christian Dior Miss Dior Cherie fragrance review

Hey Everyone
So today I'm going to be reviewing Miss Dior Cherie.  Initially, i wasn't planning on purchasing this fragrance ever.  I had only smelled it in the bottle and in my opinion it did not smell like it was worth purchasing.  It was only last month, when i actually sprayed it on my skin that i fell in love...
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Friday, October 21, 2011

My Every Day Hair Routine + How to get perfectly straight hair

Hey everyone!
Today I thought it would be fun to do an every day hair routine post to show you what I do in the morning to get my hair ready for the day ahead.  Also, my hair is really curly and thick naturally, and I always have people who know this fact coming up to me and asking how i get my hair so perfectly straight and thin, so i thought I'd include a kind of tutorial on how to getting perfectly straight hair that STAYS straight throughout the day.

OPI Muppets Holiday 2011 Collection

Hey Everyone!
So, when I was a kid, i absolutely adored The Muppets.  Disney's 'The Muppets' movie is coming out shortly, and as a tie in, OPI is releasing 12 limited edition nail varnishes in November to pay homage to the movie's fun and lively characters.  The collection includes 2 neutrals, 4 purple-red shades, and 6 glittery polishes.

Benefit Cosmetics: High Beam review

Highlighters, in my opinion, are one of the greatest makeup items ever invented. It has a way of lighting up your face and making you look more youthful and healthy.  The first highlighter I ever purchased was 'Benefit High Beam'.  If you have read my blog for a long time then you know that I am and always have been a huge benefit cosmetics fan, so obviously the first highlighter I decided to try was High Beam.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

GTL: Nicki Minaj

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Today's 'Get the Look' is for the iconic Nicki Minaj.  I got the idea to do this particular GTL today when my friend mentioned that they intended to go as Nicki Minaj for Halloween.  The look we're going for today is basically the one pictured below, which includes bright fun eyes, a bubble gum pink cheek, and bright fuchsia lips.  So let's get started!

How to: Keep Denim From Fading

Hey everyone,
Have you  ever invested in a really cute pair of black or even medium to dark blue jeans and had to throw them out due to extreme fading? me too.  I've had a few people mention to me that after one to several wash cycles their jeans have faded from black to a kind of faded black-charcoal, or from rich dark blue to a faded kind of muddy unattractive blue.  I've experienced this with 4 pairs of jeans so far, and i finally decided that enough was enough.  So I did a little research and thought that today I'd share with you some tips and tricks for keeping your denim true to color.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

NOTD: Essie Russian Roulette

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Today's NOTD is Essie Russian Roulette, a bright creamy orange toned red.  I absolutely love wearing this color.  I feel like it's the type of varnish that you can get away with wearing year long.  With this particular color, you can get away with applying one coat if you're in a rush since it is fairly opaque and dries quickly.  For full opacity, i would recommend 2 coats which is what I've applied in the below photo (along with OPI top coat).   The formula on Russian Roulette is fantastic and it doesn't streak.  My only problem with it is that it chips very easily. 

What do you think of Russian Roulette? What's your favorite red nail varnish? Let me know below, and have a great day!

Friday, October 14, 2011

October Wishlist!

Hey Everyone!  Lately, all of my favorite stores and brands have been coming out with some pretty awesome things, and my wish list is growing longer, and longer.  Today I thought I would share said wish list with you all!
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Black Glitter Toms
For the longest time I have been contemplating buying these shoes.  I love all things sparkly, and since they're simple and black the glitter doesn't look really tacky.  Toms are the perfect casual shoe for school, a casual outing, and for Autumn.  Plus, they're super duper cute with a cherry on top. ;)

NARS Dolce Vita blush: review and swatches!

Hey Everyone!
Ever since the first moment I swatched it on my hand at my local Sephora, I've been in love with NARS Dolce Vita blush.  The color, pigmentation, and over all finish make it the perfect every day Autumn blush color, and has quickly become a staple blush in my collection. 
Dolce Vita - Flash

Thursday, October 13, 2011

NARS Danmari All About Cheeks Palette - over view and dimensions

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Hey Everyone!
If you have read my blog from the beginning, then you know that I have a huge obsession with all things NARS cosmetics, especially their range of blushes.  Well, NARS came out with a new palette today called the Danmari All About Cheeks palette, and trust me when i say that this is a long time coming, and i am super excited about it!

This palette comes with 4 blushes, a highlighter, and a bronzer.  From left to right the shades are:
Hungry Heart highlighter (a gold ivory)
Super Orgasm (a beautiful peach with lots of gold glitter)
Desire (a fun cotton candy pink)
Casino bronzer (a dark brown with gold shimmer)
Orgasm (peachy pink with gold shimmer)
Sin (berry with gold shimmer) - The PERFECT Fall blush!

Each blush 'pot' is the size of a single NARS eye shadow, but deeper so you get more product than you do with the single eye shadows.  

This palette retails for $65 US, and $70 CND.  Although that might look kind of expensive, each blush is .12 OZ, and the single blushes are .16 OZ, this means that you're getting 6 blushes 3/4 the weight of a regular blush for $65-70!  Whether you're a makeup artist, or blush enthusiast such as myself this is the perfect palette for you as it contains blushes for every occasion, PLUS a gorgeous bronzer and highlighter.

This palette has been released just in time for the holiday season, but is limited edition so pick up yours quickly as these are sure to sell out fast, and add it to your holiday wish list.

What do you think of this palette?  Let me know below.

If you want to read my reviews for two other NARS blushes:
Dolce Vita
Deep Throat

Friday, October 7, 2011

Victoria's Secret Desire Perfume & Body Mist Review!

 Hey Everyone!
The majority of my perfumes are floral, fruity, and all around very girly.  However, I like to have a little variety in my perfume collection, which is why I purchased Dream Angels Desire body mist by Victoria's Secret.  (That and the fact that the eau de parfum was my mother's go to night time perfume, and i thought it smelled delicious)!  Two years ago, i received the 2.5 OZ eau de parfum as a Christmas present, so today i'm going to review and compare the body mist and perfume.  So let's just get right into it.  
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