Tuesday, November 30, 2010

NOTD: Barry M + Sephora Nail Polish Removal Review

Everyone had fun cyber shopping?
I totally zoned out and forgot about it - boo!
It didn't dawn on me until 11pm and I was no where near a computer. Haha.

Anywho - I bring today a review of my newly beloved Nail Polish removal by Sephora. I give myself a weekly manicure and pedicure so a good removal is a must for me.
Who - NAILS Dissolvant Nail Polish Removal
Where - Sephora.comor local  Sephora stores.
How Much - $6-9 (depending on bottle size)

I went to a friend while trying this out at Sephora, "OH MY EFFIN GOD - THIS REMOVED IT HELLA FAST IN ONE SWIPE!" all in my Oprah voice and head shakes in amazement. She gave a quick look at the price and said, "...I mean, for $9 I wouldn't get it. That's too much for just nail removal. It's not makeup or anything worth spending $9 for..." (insert glare from me). She obviously didn't share the same enthusiasm for discovering a miracle in a bottle. In saying so, yes it's pricey but you need minimal product to get quick results.

What's best is that with one pad all 10 fingers are clean with no yellowing left behind from some pigmentation and it left my fingers/toes soft and slightly moist. I hate the dry feeling Polish Removals give. If anyone knows of a dupe of this, please share. Otherwise - highly recommend!

And here now onto my Barry M NOTD (or past 2 weeks)in Navy.

2 Coats
Seche Vite Topcoat
I love Barry M Lacquers but unfortunately it's not readily available in the States. I won this in a makeup contest and I want more. A true Deep Navy shade that looks great during the Holiday season.


Saturday, November 27, 2010


Here are some deals I've seen while snooping the web.

Shop The Look
ShoptheLook.net Black Friday Deal!
Take 60% off with code STLBF10

ELF Cosmetics
Cyber Monday Deal! 55% off sitewide with $25 purchase!
Use code BCG55
ENDS:11/28 - 11/30

SkinCareRX and Apothica - Cosmetic and Skincare
They are having a Friends & Family only deal on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Use the code = FF25
This code excludes some brands and expires Dec 1st, 2010.
Make sure to check out La Roche-Posay brand!

Strawberry.net - Cosmetics. Ends 12/26/2010
Christmas Gift Specials Up to 65% Off
Top 20 Gifts & Specials page today!

Urban Decay (via Temptalia)
Selected Urban Decay best-selling eyeshadows, colored mascaras and glosses for just $6, chic nail polish sets and shadow palettes for just $12 from 11/26 (at 3am EST) thru 11/30 (3am EST). Sneak peek of 15th Anniversary 24/7 Pencil Set on 11/29.

Stila Cosmetics
Stila online warehouse sale - up to 80% off!
Cyber Monday (nov 29th) - ENDS: Friday, Dec 3rd

NYX Cosmetics
50% OFF Thanksgiving Sale Site Wide
ENDS: November 29th, 2010 @ 12 AM PST

...will update as I see some more deals.

FOTD: Feelin' Myself

Happy belated Gobble Gobble day.
Hope everyone had a good Holiday and if you don't celebrate it, hope you took advantage the sales. I'm actually waiting on Cyber Monday to hit.

This is a Thanksgiving inspired look but didn't wear that actual day.
I wore MAC Bronze shadow and liner... simple look on Thanksgiving.
And the lashes I wore in this FOTD were super long and thick, didn't like them so some images are with and without them.

Nipsey Hussle - Feelin' Myself

  • L'Oreal Foundation, MAC Blush - Fever
  • MAC Copper (lid/lower lash line), Brown Script (crease), Embark (deepen crease), Going Bananas (inner corner), Dazzlelight (highlight), Tete-a-Tint (above crease blended), Prestige Liquid Liner, Ardell Lashes, Benefit High Brow (water line), L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara, ELF Eyebrow Kit
  • Wet N' Wild Matte Lipstick (forgot name)


Friday, November 19, 2010

Tutorial: Eyebrow + Wet N' Wild Sugar Plum Palette

Here goes my first tutorial on the Wet N' Wild Palette - it is limited edition, honestly it's nothing spectacular so you aren't missing much from it. I bought it because it was on sale for $2 last month.

Here is the look we are achieving today - a really quick and simple purple look:

Products used: WNW Palette, Urban Decay Matte Primer Potion, WNW Eyebrow Pencil, ELF Eyebrow Kit, L'Oreal Telescopic, Prestige Liquid Liner

1. Tweeze your brows to shape. I always pluck around my brows and only ones growing out, I don't reshape my brows anymore.

2. With a spoolie brush, sweep hair up and trim your brows. I do this about once a week.

3. I then fill and shape my brows with a eyebrow pencil. I prefer Wet N' Wild's in Dark Brown. It's a shade lighter then my natural hair colors but it doesn't look harsh on me. The wax in the pencil helps keep the hairs in place too. I just gently stroke color to the outer portion of my brows.

4. With my ELF kit I fill in the inner part of brows by stroking upwards.

5. (optional) With concealer, outline your brows. This will help define and give a clean appearance to your brows.

6. Blend it out and you're set!

1. Set your primer on your lid. I used Urban Decay Matte Potion Primer.

2. Blend it out! This is a great primer, it also acts as a good base and natural highlight color.

3. Choose the lightest shade and place is on your 2/3 lid and towards the crease.

4. Next, grab the peach shade and apply on the crease as a transition blend to the brow bone.

5. After, get the light violet shade and place on the outer lid blending inward.

*Not shown - grab the purple and blend into the crease.

6. With a blending brush place the deepest shade into the outer crease and blend inward.

7. Grab the same shade and place it on our lower lashes.

8.Get your eyeliner of choice. I prefer Prestige Liquid Liner for a quick application.

9. Wing it out.

10. Mascara top and bottom lashes and wah lah - DONE!

Hope this was helpful to someone.

Monday, November 15, 2010

FOTD: Bitter Scarlet


Thanks so much for the lovely comments and congratulations! Really appreciate it.

Baby Bash - Go Girl

I bring you a FOTD, finally. And one with color!
I bought this leopard top from H&M and wanted to match with it.
Went out to celebrate me completing course internship hours and getting my certificates!

Face - NARS Foundation, MAC Sunbasque Blush
Eyes - MAC Bitter (lid), Tete-A-Tint (crease), Deep Blue Green p/m (outer v/crease), Lime Glitter (lower lash), Ardell Lashes, Prestige Liquid Liner, L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara
Lips - Wet N Wild Matte l/s, Revlon l/g
So I did my little sister's makeup too for her homecoming dance.
No close up shots but it was simple look - eyeliner, loads of mascara, MAC Margin Blush and MAC So Scarlet l/s.


So HAPPY to get my NHA and School Certificates, woop! It's official :D