Friday, 30 March 2012

NOTD: Spring Lilacs

Hey everyone!!  One of my favorite flowers are lilacs, and since they should be blooming anytime soon I decided to paint some on my nails!  Here's what I ended up with:

I started by applying Essie's "Topless and Barefoot" for a neutral base.

Next I drew on some brown branches with a bobby pin:

Then I drew the purple flowers, simply by layering dots over the branches with a bobby pin:

Finally, I added leaves, purple corners on the rest of the nails, and glitter! :)

For the purple corners I used a pencil brush from Coastal Scents.  I used a pin to define the leaves with some more brown.

Here are the products I used:

From left:
-Essie nail lacquer in "Topless and Barefoot"

Thank you so much for reading!! xo

-Sally Hansen Insta-dri Fast Dry nail color in "Lickety-split Lime"
-Sally Hansen Insta-dri Fast Dry nail color in "Lively Lilac"
-Borghese nail lacquer in "Espresso Brown"
-Femme Couture nail lacquer in "Touch of Glitter"

Sunday, 25 March 2012

HOTD: Super Simple Updo!

Hey everyone! This is a very simple updo I wore today, which I wear quite a lot actually.  My hair was on it's 3rd day (I recommend doing this on the 2nd or 3rd day for texture).  All I used was dry shampoo, hair spray, a few elastics, flowers and a clip.

I gathered the front section and secured it with a small clip, and liberally applied hair spray to keep it in place.  I waited for the hairspray to dry, then made a low bun with the rest of my hair and finally added the flowers to decorate :)

Here are the products I used:

Tresemme "Tres Two Ultra Fine Mist Hair Sray" and Batiste "Tropical Scent Dry Shampoo"

I bought my hair brush at Sally Beauty Supply; the brand is "Hoop-la".  I've had the comb for forever so I don't remember where it is.  The elastics and flowers are from Ardene.

Thank you for reading!! xo

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Versatile Blogger Award

Wow what a nice surprise!! Thank you so much Maria Alejandra( ) for nominating me :)

Here are the rules:
-Thank the person that nominated you with a link back!
-Tell 7 things about you!
-Pass this on to 10 newly discovered blogs and let them know they received the award!

7 things about me:

1) I’m 21.
2) I’m 5’7.
3) I wear contact lenses (I’m very nearsighted!!)
4) I’m obsessed with Seinfeld.
5) I don’t know how to swim.
6) I speak English and French fluently.
7) My favourite ice cream flavour is mint chocolate chip.

Here are the lovelies I nominate:

Julz’ Obsessions ( )

Stay awesome!! <3 <3

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

March Luxebox!!

It's hereeeee!! :)

Just in case you don't already know, Luxebox is a service offered by a company called Loose Button.  Deluxe size samples of beauty products (including skin, nails, fragrance, etc.) are mailed to your door each month for a low price!  It gives you the chance to try a product out before actually buying it.  The samples are good for more than one use: most of them are minis of the full size product.  Sometimes you will even receive a full size nail polish!  Currently the company only ships to Canada but similar services exist in other countries (i.e. Birchbox in the US). Find them here: 

Anyways enough rambling, here are the contents of my March edition Luxebox:

The Luxebox always comes with a litte card containing information on the products as well as their full-size prices.

This month's edition included: Cargo Triple Action Mascara, Cargo Glitter Topcoat eyeliner, J.R. Watkins hand and body lotion in "Lavender", and three frangrance samples: CK one: "Shock For Her", Vera Wang "Lovestruck" and Marc Jacobs "Oh, Lola!".

I haven't tested out the mascara yet but I've tried Cargo mascaras before and I'ver been very satisfied with them :)

This is the Glitter eyeliner.  The brush is tiny, perfect for precise application!

I did try out this lotion.  It smells exactly like fresh lavender, very lovely!! 

I gave the CK one: "Shock For Her" sample to my sister since she absolutely loves it and already owns the full size version.  The Vera Wang "Lovestruck" and Marc Jacobs "Oh, Lola!" fragrances are sweet and floral; I'm wearing "Lovestruck" today and it's ahh-mazing!!

Overall I'm very pleased with the contents on this month's Luxebox!  It has been three months since I subscribed to this service and I will definitely continue!! :)

Thank you for reading!! xo

Saturday, 17 March 2012

NOTD: Simple Spring Design

Hi everyone!  To acheive this look I simply used a pretty green polish and some nail art flower "tatoos":

Here are the products I used:

Orly Nail Lacquer in "Green Apple" and Essie Luxeffects topcoat in "Pure Pearlfection".  Below are the nail art "tatoos" or "water stickers" (they are really easy to find on ebay!).

By the way, I think Orly is very accurate in the name they gave this polish... LOL! :-D

Thank you for reading!! xo

Friday, 16 March 2012

Laine Blogger Award!!

What an honour :) Thank you so much Candace ( ) for the award!!

The Rules
1) Link back to the person who gave it to you.
2) Blog about your award.
3) Give this award to 5 bloggers & let them know you gave it to them.

The Nominees Are:

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Tag!! 11 questions!!

I have been tagged by the amazing SdGlitter ( )   :)  

Here are the rules:
- You must post these rules.
- Each person must post 11 things about themselves on their blog.
- Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
- You have to choose 11 people to tag and link them on the post.
- Go to their page and tell them you have linked him or her.
- No tag backs.
- No stuff in the tagging section about 'you are tagged if you are reading this'. You legitimately have to tag 11 people.

Here are SdGlitter’s questions and my answers:

What’s the one beauty product you can’t live without?

A gadget you are addicted to: 
-My phone!! Can’t go anywhere without it!!

3 favourite lip colors:
-Light pink
-Glittery pink
-Coral (I don’t wear lipstick very often, I always think of it but never actually do)

Your favourite beauty trend: 
-I really love the pastel eyes for this spring!

What camera you use?
-Currently my cell phone camera (it’s Samsung galaxy) or my bf’s Iphone camera

One celebrity whose fashion style you follow/like:
-Olivia Palermo! She is gorgeous!!

Favourite day of the week:

What nail color are you wearing right now?
-A glittery lilac color (Amethyst from the Love and Beauty Forever 21 collection)

Which makeup remover you use currently?
-The Avon “Moisture Effective Eye Makeup Remover”

Your comfort food:
-Anything sweet! Cookies, candy, doughnuts :)

The product you are craving for:
-More MAC eyeshadows 

***Here are my questions for the ladies I tag: ***

1.    What is your favourite mascara?
2.    What color shirt are you wearing right now?
3.    Do you like the cropped-top trend?
4.    Coffee or tea?
5.    What’s your favourite season?
6.    How many nail polishes do you have?
7.    Do you prefer bright colour eyeshadows or nudes?
8.    Dark red lipstick: vampire or sexy?
9.    What is your favourite thing to do on a sunny day?
10. What is your favourite nail color?
11. Do you prefer clear or tinted lipbalm?

                              I tag these lovelies:

The Edge of Beauty ( )
Shock and Claw! ( )
Keep Calm and Polish On ( )