Tuesday, 28 May 2013

NOTD: Fun, Multicolored French Mani

Hello loves :) Here is just a quick nail look I thought I'd share with you!

 
 
Colors used (from top, moving down clockwise):
-Essence "Good-To-Go" quick-drying top coat
-Love and Beauty nail polish in "Turquoise Glitter"
-Revlon nail enamel in "Gold Coin"
-Love and Beauty nail polish in "Turquoise Blue"
-Essie nail polish in "Beyond Cozy"
Finger Paints nail lacquer in "Strike a Pose Rose"
-Finger Paints nail lacquer in "Movie at the Park"
 
 
To create the french tips, I used guide stickers from Ebay.  Then I added 2 coats of glitter.  It's a funky manicure but not too over-the-top.  You could also tone it down by only using one color for all the tips, not not adding glitter.
 
Thanks for reading!! xo

Friday, 24 May 2013

Fake Nails for Sale!!

Hello loves!  I just wanted to inform you that I have started selling fake nails on Etsy.  I handpaint the nails and sell them at a competitive price.  All you need to do is add nail glue and you can have a fabulous mani in minutes!  Save yourself the hassle of painting your nails yourself :)

Here are some examples of my designs:
 
 
 
 
 

It would mean the world to me if you could check out my store! http://www.etsy.com/shop/DeliciousNailDesigns

Thanks for reading! xo

Monday, 20 May 2013

St Ives Naturally Clear Cleasing Cloths Review

Hello everyone!!  I recently finished this pack of St Yves makeup wipes and I loved them so much I decided to review them!
 
 
They were on special at my local drugstore so I decided to pick them up, about a month ago.  I don't use makeup wipes every night but when I'm too lazy to wash my face (shame, I know) I like to use them.  These wipes contain witch hazel, and claim to have blemish fighting properties.  I did notice a slight decrease in blackheads and they definitely did not make me break out :)
 
These wipes did an excellent job at removing all my makeup and left my skin feeling soft.  They also had a nice light scent.  Overall, I would definitely recommend them! 

Thanks for reading! xo

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

OOTD: Mint Jeggings!!

Hello everyone!! I've seen mint EVERYWHERE in stores lately.  It's such a lovely color, so I knew I wanted to purchase at least one mint item.  I ended up purchasing a pair of mint wedges from gojane.com and a pair of mint jeggings from Bluenotes.  Here is how I wear the jeggings!!
 
My blouse is from Dynamite, and my scarf is from Garage.  My phone case is from Ebay!!

They are soooo comfy!! :)


Same old hairstyle hehe :3

My watch and bracelet are from Avon!!
 
Have you fallen in the mint craze?? Thanks so much for reading! xo

Friday, 3 May 2013

Pandora's Eyes Mascara Review

Hi everyone!!  I received a full size Pandora's Eyes mascara by Pandora's Makeup Box in my spring luxebox.  I was VERY impressed with it!! 

If you don't already know, Luxebox is a service offered by a company called Loose Button. Unlike monthly boxes, Luxebox is a quarterly subscription: one box for each season!!  Full size and deluxe size samples of beauty products (including skin, nails, fragrance, etc.) are mailed to your door for a low price, giving you the chance to try products out before actually buying them. Find them here: http://www.loosebutton.com/

I absolutetly loved the cute packaging!!  The pretty floral box really caught my eye and I adore the little rhinestone on the mascara wand!!

 
 
As far as the brush is concerned, I'd say it's your standard basic brush.  What's special about this mascara is definitely the formula.
The mascara itself is what I would describe as a ''wet mascara''.  I prefer wetter mascara formulas because they tend to flake a lot less.  This mascara still dries really quickly.  In terms of the effects this mascara gives: it's only a lenghtening mascara, no volume was added to my lashes.  I actually prefer lenghtening mascaras over volumizing ones since my lashes are already relatively full.  It gives a more natural look.
 
I applied two coats to my top lashes and one coat to my bottom lashes.  
 
I checked out the Pandora's Makeup Box website.  The brand was created by  Susan Kirsch, a Canadian makeup artist and cosmetic studio owner.  All their packaging is eco-friendly!  The brand also offers eyeshadows, blushes, nail polish, lipsticks, makeup brushes and perfume.  Check them out here: http://www.pandorasmakeupbox.com/

Have you tried out this brand yet?  What do you think? This mascara is now on my favorites list!!

Thanks for reading!! xo

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Sally Hansen Gem Crush Nail Color Review

Hello everyone!!  I'm really late on reviewing this, but better late than never right? 
 
My friend Emily absolutely adores the Sally Hansen Gem Crush polishes. At first I hesitated to try them out since I already own many glitter polishes. But the Gem Crush polishes are definitely unique! In one single coat, your nails are completely covered in beautiful glitter. Add a second coat and the glittery effect will become opaque. I love the glitter mix these polishes contain: they have a base of ultra fine glitter that complety covers the nail, and slightly larger, circular glitter that acts as a pretty accent.  Usually when using glitter polishes I always need to apply a base color; however, that's not the case with the Gem Crush line!  The polishes leave a grainy-sand like texture on your nails because of the glitter, but adding a top coat will leave them smooth.
 
Here is Sally Hansen's Gem Crush nail color in "Razzle Dazzler" with Avon's Speed Dry + nail enamel in "Swift Sherbet".
 
Overall, I was very impressed with the Gem Crush line and wish I hadn't waited so long to try it!  Thanks for reading :) xo