A Brief Hiatus

Hello everyone, I wanted to take some time and let you all know that I’m going to be stepping away from the blog for a week or two. August is shaping up to be a pretty busy month for us, our son will be starting back at his new school, and hubs and I will be diving into all the baby classes, and finishing up the nursery.

I’ve also been on a no-buy the last month or so which has me lacking in new product posts. I have high hopes for all the new fall launches. I’m working on Halloween prep as well, since it requires me to plan months in advance to get posts up in time for people to use them as inspiration. If you have any requests for Halloween nail art, or makeup, just leave a comment below. I’m taking requests for other posts as well. Tell me what you want to see. Pictorials, Product Review, more Versus posts?

I’ll still be around, you can message me on Twitter or Facebook.

I’ll see you all again in a few weeks XOXO

Favorites: July 2014

July Fav CoverI’m shocked that it’s already August, I feel like it was just yesterday that I was doing Christmas posts. Thankfully July is finally over, it was the neverending month for me… it just wouldn’t stop. So now that it’s gone, we get to look through some of my boring monthly favorites. I’ve been on a bit of a no-buy the last month, and with it being the hottest part of summer, I’m not interested in wearing much of anything. Continue reading

Manicure: My Pink Zebra Lost His Marbles

Pink Zebra Marbles !I made my first “successful” water marble attempt this week, I did make quite a few mistakes as you can see in the photo. Most of the mistakes were due to me being tired and this taking some time to get right. I’ve seen more than my share of water marble videos but the most helpful by far is from Youngandwildpolish on YouTube (click here to be taken to her tutorial).

I haven’t figured out all the steps, such as removing my finger from the water, as you can see by all the water spots on the left hand. Figuring out which polish will work in the water, and then being able to make the shapes in the polish is the hardest part for me. O.P.I works very well, so I will be purchasing more of their polishes.

Pink Zebra UseI will be making more attempts at this type of manicure, because even with the mistakes I made it looks pretty cool!!

What do you think, have you tried to do a water marble manicure?!
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Products Used:
O.P.I: Alpine Snow
O.P.I: Black Onyx
Liberty: Republic Lovespell
Sinful Colors Silver Glitter
Seche Vite Top Coat
Dotting Tool
Orange Stick

BH Cosmetics 120 Challenge: Dark Blue

Hello again!! It’s another BH Challenge post, and this week is dark blue. I knew right away how I wanted to approach this look, and after hubs told me he was missing my more dramatic looks I wanted to oblige.
Bh Series Dark BlueI used a NYX Jumbo Pencil to plot out my dark areas, leaving the center empty for the blue. I also made sure to get good concealer coverage under my eyes to keep from looking tired and sunken.
I hope this series has inspired you to try some new things.

Don’t forget to check out Kate and Marylin’s dark blue looks!!

Products Used:
MAC Strobe Cream
Hourglass Tinted Moisturizer: Ivory
Benefit Boi-ing #2
Makeup Forever HD Powder
Chanel Soleil De Tan
Anastasia Contour Kit
MAC Vanilla Pigment
Anastasia Dipbrow: Chocolate
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil: Black Bean
(PLÀ) Beauty: Glam Lip Gloss Nude
BH Cosmetics 120: First Edition
Illamasqua Sealing Gel
Loreal Miss Manga Mascara
e.l.f Dramatic Lash Kit (cut in half)

Beauty Box 5: July 2014

BB5 July Cover

This month we want to celebrate the events that made you the amazing woman you are today! Wether these moments were milestones like graduating college and earing your first big paycheck, or small victories like learning how to gracefully walk in heels or finding the mascara you can’t live without, treasure your accomplishments and be ready for the next one! Continue reading