Tuesday, November 30, 2010

CSN Stores Giveaway! *Closed*

Hello everyone! Happy December!

CSN Stores is offering one of my lucky readers a $35 gift card to be used in any of their online stores. They carry great things like home decor, storage items (great for all the beauty products), shoes, and even cute leather messenger bags . They literally have everything! This is a great gift to keep for yourself or to use on Christmas presents for others.

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Falling Leaves Mani

Even though most of the country is feeling the winter weather, here in Texas it still feels like fall. On Thanksgiving the high was 79 degrees if that tells you anything! I love falling leaves and wanted to do a mani that incorporated that. Here's what I came up with!

I used When U Say My Name by Misa as my base. It's a rich chocolate brown shimmer. I love it!!! I then used some Fimo leaves and a flower to decorate my nails. Easy peasy!

Orly Pixie Dust

I thought with the Thanksgiving break I'd have more time to blog, but I've still been SO busy! Sorry for my absence. It's a hectic time of the year.

Today I have for you Orly Pixie Dust, a gorgeous light blue gray with silver shimmer. It's a very pretty, yet simple color. This is a must have for any collection!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Zoya Valerie

Ok, before I get to the polish I wanted to show you what my amazing boyfriend got me for my birthday. I'm a little late posting this since my birthday was in October, but I've just now had the chance to start wearing these and had to share!

He got me both the full Zoya Sparkle collection and Zoya Flame (aka Fire and Ice) collection!

Zoya Sparkle Collection

Zoya Flame Collection

Aren't they just gorgeous!! I can't wait to wear them all. Before I go on I also wanted to give a BIG shout out to my boyfriend James. He has been SO supportive of my blog and always spoils me with new polishes. I love him dearly and am very grateful to have him in my life.

Ok, time for the polish! Above is Zoya Valerie from the Flame collection. It's a dark plum purple with micro flecks of gold. It's super sparkly and beautiful! Stay tuned for more of these pretties :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

MAC Blues

I haven't posted any eye looks in a while and felt one was needed! This was a look I did using 3 blue eyeshadows from MAC.

Base - NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Baby Blue
Inner Corner thru Middle Eyelid - MAC Suave Intentions a frosty baby blue.
Outer Corner - MAC Bang On Blue a bright royal blue.
Crease/Lower Lash Line - MAC Contrast a deep navy blue.
Liner and Macara - Benefit Bad Gal.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Essie Chinchilly

Essie Chinchilly is a great mushroomy gray. It dries a little darker on the nail as you can see.

You know I gotta add some Konad! I stamped the zebra design using image plat m57. I used a shimmery black by Misa called Dying Love as my stamping polish. Finished with a coat of Seche Vite! I definitely recommend this color to anyone who loves the mushroom colored hues!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Milani Hi-Tech

Milani 3D Holographic polishes are amazing! Hi-Tech is a light green that flashes gold and many other bits of color.

This was my first Milani polish and it did not disappoint! I would definitely recommend trying it. I can't wait to try some of the other colors!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Orly Country Club Khaki + Konad

I love a great neutral polish and Orly's Country Club Khaki is definitely one of them. It's a gorgeous taupe creme. Simple yet oh so pretty.

I wanted to make this a little more interesting so I added some Konad. I stamped the image using plate m61. I used Misa's When U Say My Name as my dark brown. I love this color because it has a lovely shimmer to it. This mani makes me think of chocolate milk! Yummy!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Essie Playa Del Platinum

Time for a simple polish swatch! Essie Playa Del Platinum is a gorgeous greige (gray beige).

Now I've only seen pictures of Deborah Lippmann's Waking Up In Vegas, but I think Playa Del Platinum would be a very close dupe. It's one of the reasons I decided to purchase it! I'm really glad I did because it's a very chic shade.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

China Glaze Four Leaf Clover Konad

As I sort through my stash I always find colors I haven't worn yet. China Glaze Four Leaf Clover is one of these. However, I'm very happy I decided to put it on because it's a gorgeous bright green.

This is a lovely classic green color. I decided to add a little Konad of course. I stamped the image using plate m61 and Konad special polish in mint green. The special polish almost looks yellow and creates a sort of lemon lime nail.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Color Club Uptown Girl

I've been so busy lately, I feel like I haven't been able to keep up with everything! So this will be a quick post! Here is Color Club's Uptown Girl. A very pretty dusty purple.

Natural Light

Indoor with flash.

For a little extra fun I decided to add some Konad. I used image plate m61 and Konad special white polish.