Monday, June 30, 2014

Sunday, March 16, 2014

A disaster of a manicure


So, I got married. And got a second job. And a cat. 

Blogging didn't happen for several months. 

I'm back now, with a disaster of a manicure to show you. 

Shrinkage. Bubbling. Hair marks. 
This manicure has it all. 

It's Deception from the new Wet n Wild Wild Shine collection, with Too Hot for You on the ring finger. Those polishes are fine. 

The problems happened when I tried to use these little flower thingies as decoration. I got them at Walgreens for 49 cents, and they turned out to be way too thick and not bendy enough. Three coats of Poshe top coat later, and I finally got a somewhat smooth surface, and a ton of bubbles and shrinkage. 

This will be coming off shortly. 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Nails of the moment: contrast

Now that fall is coming, I wanted to do something resembling the striking contrast between bright fall leaves and dark clouds. I found a bright gold and a matte gray by SpaRitual at Marshall's, and this is what I came up with:

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

I've been swatching since middle school!

Found the inside of this box lid while cleaning. Apparently, I've been swatching nail polish since middle school. I like how I was trying out all the mixtures I could.

Did your cosmetics love start so early?

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Blog sale!

Hi! I am finding myself in need of cash and extra space, so I'm selling all this good stuff! I hope it goes to someone who loves it better than I do! As always, make me an offer. Shipping is actual cost.

Physicians Formula stuff:
1. seasons bronzer - light. Used twice. $5
2. youthful wear powder - light. Used twice. $5
3. cashmere wear blush - natural. very light use. $4
4. mineral wear blush - natural. very light use. $4
5. mineral wear airbrushing powder - translucent light. use as shown. $3

Revlon stuff
1. colorstay foundation. ivory. used up to the top of the word Revlon. $4
2. colorstay whipped foundation

Stila Daydream palette. Extremely light use. Some scratches on case. $7

Urban Decay stuff:
1. Greed UDPP - 85% $9
2. Sin UDPP - 85% $9
3. Shadow pencils - use as shown. $3/each
4. liners - flipside $5; lust $8
Korres gold liner - $6

Pixi illuminator - $7
ELF studio blush and bronzer - $1.50
theBalm Bahama Mama bronzer - $7
Revlon Photoready palette - $3

Benefit they're real mini mascara; tarte lash primer mini; lancome hypnose mascara mini - all new and untouched. $3/each

theBalm tutti frutti plump my pucker - new, sealed - $7
sally hansen gloss, nectar, new, sealed - $4
juelp daylight defense lip balm. new. $2
yes to carrots lip butter, new. $2
shea moisture vanilla hibiscus lip balm, new, sealed, $2
revlon just biten kissable stains in rendevous, romantic. never twisted up. $3/each
milani lip flash. use as shown. $2
elf cream eyeshadow, $1.50
new and unused fantasy makers red lipstick mini. 50 cents.
elf ripe raisin mineral lipstick. 80%. $1

all Essie polishes $4 each.

opi tangerine - $4
china glaze holo - $4
china glaze glitter from halloween collection - $4
china glaze blue neon - $4
zoya manhattan mixer - $4
zoya dierdre - $4

all these polishes (madison nail company top and base coats, neon green and citrine sinful colors polishes, sally hansen HD polish, matte purple one), dollar each.

lot of brushes - $11 - PENDING

Maybelline Color Tattoo - too cool - claimed
Maybelline Color Tattoo - bronze color. Est. 95% left. $4.50
Physicians Formula felt tip brown eyeliner. New in box. $6

 fragrance samples and 1 oz philosphy amazing grace body wash and lotion. whole lot $8.

Everything in this last picture is free with purchase.

Friday, April 26, 2013

New makeup brush setup

Organized eye brushes!!!!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Retro daytime look

I forget exactly what I used for this - but I know that Makeup Geek eyeshadows were involved, Urban Decay Mildew liner, and Morgana Cryptoria Wild Strawberry lipstick over a red Milani lipliner.