Sunday, June 23, 2013

Abstract Spatter

As-Salaam Alaikum,

I decided to so my nails after what seemed like a long hiatus. I wanted something that was easy, yet pretty. This is what I decided on.
 Basically I just spatter/sponged on the color. It very abstract. Very artsy.
 Colors used were, Essie Sand Tropez as the base color. Wet n Wild Bubblegum Pop, Nina Ultra Pro Punki Purple, LA Colors Atomic, and lastly Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet.
I really love how these turned out.

Friday, May 31, 2013

I Got The Blues

As-Salaam Alaikum,

I absolutely love stripes and my favorite color is Blue, so I thought why not combine the two. Here is my attempt at an ombré blue taped look.

The colors used in this look were SinfulColors Snow Me White, and Morning Star. Essie Butler Please, and Midnight Cami; lastly Nina Ultra Pro in Sailor. I honestly can stop looking at my nails, it really is pretty.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sugar n' Spice VoxBox

As-Salaam Alaikum,
I received my new VoxBox from Influenster in the mail the other day. It's called the Sugar 'N Spice VoxBox.

I'm most excited about the Vaseline Spray & Go moisturizer and the Colgate Optic White line. I will be doing a before and after on my other blog, so stay tuned for that.

I hope and pray that the next box I receive contains nail polish.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Matte Cartoon Nails

As-Salaam Alaikum,
So I've been dying to try this nail design for a while now. Yesterday I finally got around to doing it. I must say that it came out pretty good, especially for a first attempt.
Sally Hansen- Pacific Blue, Sinful Colors- Black on Black and Snow Me White were the colors I used, along with my trusty Matte Top Coat from NYC. I think the Matte top coat added a nice dimension to it. When I was glossy it didn't look as realistic. Even though it's supposed to be an "unrealistic" cartoon design.
Please ignore the stained nails...That's what I get when I use a bast coat. I hope you guys enjoy these as much as I do.

Please don't forget to leave a comment if you like or don't like what you see. Comments good or not so good are always welcome.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Honeybee Gardens WaterColors- Vintage Merlot

As-Salaam Alaikum,

I received my Honey Bee Gardens water-based polish in the mail not too long ago and I was was extremely excited. This was the first time I've tried a water-based polish and I've heard several good things.
Application- The polish was fairly easy to apply.  It was a little streaky, but the more coats I applied the more even to polish looked on the nails. I used 3 coats on each nail. 

Smell- The company claims that it's 'nearly odorless' I don't know what their definition of 'nearly' is but it has a smell. True, the smell doesn't light up the whole room as regular nails polish does. You do smell it when you are painting your nails and when the polish dries. I can even smell it faintly when I've washed my hands several times throughout the day since I removed it. The smell reminds me of paint. I recently bought my son this paint set and it smells exactly like the paint. Slightly bitter smell. I do not like it at all.

I wanted to see what it looked like with a top coat. I used Seche Vite, which is probably the complete opposite of this polish. but it was all I had and it turned out just beautiful.
With Seche Vite Top Coat
Removal- I didn't find the removal of this polish that difficult at all. It came with a polish remover, which is Acetone free. It took a little longer that regular nail polish remover but nothing overwhelmingly too challenging. The remover left an almost oily residue on my hands that I wasn't too keen on, but a little soap and water fixed that right up. This remover also removed the polish with the Seche Vite Top Coat. 

I thought it was strange the pamphlet says the polish cant be removed with regular nails polish remover but I tried it and it can. Maybe it's not recommended, who knows--but I shall rebel!

I'm very happy with this polish, I think I will be purchasing more in the future. I'll even test out their makeup, I have my eye on their Party Girl Eye Shadow Palette.

Disclaimer: These items were sent to me for review. All thought are my own.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Another Leopart Print

As-Salaam Alaikum,
I love doing leopard print designs. It's one of the easiest and in my opinion looks great. And I feel it looks even better over glitter.

 I used SinfulColors All About You as the base, and SinfulColors Black on Black for the spots. With a Seche Vite Top Coat. I am in love.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Rally Pretty Pink Polka Dots

As-Salaam Alaikum,

This look was inspired by Sophie from My Awesome Beauty. I loved how she paired OPI Rally Pretty Pink with the taupe colour. And considering OPI's RPP is my all time favorite color I decided to redo the look.
 I chose to pair it with China Glaze Sea Spray because I think greys and pinks look lovely together. Along with NYC Matte me Crazy Top Coat

 I love the shimmery dots..So pretty.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Valentines Day

As-Salaam Alaikum
Here's my Valentines mani. Very simple.
 Wet N Wild On A Trip
NYC Uptown

Monday, February 11, 2013

L.A Colors- Atomic

As-Salaam Alaikum,
I've been on the hunt for perfect teal cyan color for a while now. I spotted L.A Colors Atomic in Dollar General and grabbed it. It looked perfect in the store, right amount of green and right amount of blue. But when I got home the color was off, not the color I was looking for at all.

Don't get me wrong, it's a very pretty teal, but leaning more on green side and I wanted more blue. The color pay off is wonderful though, 3 coats and it's quite opaque. Especially with it being semi jelly like. Oh and it glows under black light, I have not tested that out but I'll take their word for it. I mean for $1 you get a great polish that glows. You can't beat that.
I decided to mix things up a notch and add a matte top coat and  and some polka dots on the accent nail.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Ulta Vintage Violet + Sally Hansen Strobe Light

As-Salaam Alaikum,
Here's Ulta Vintage Violet paired with Sally Hansen Strobe Light.
Vintage Violet is a delicate dusty pale purple creme base with pink undertones. It almost looks more pink than purple.  It went on perfectly with 2 coats. I always underestimate Ulta polishes but when you get your hands one ones like this, you realize the are wonderful.
I think Strobe Light adds a pretty affect. I pick up Strobe Light when OPI Katy Perry Collection came out. I was unable to get my hands on Teenage Dream, and I though it was the closest match. Unfortunately it is not quite a dupe, but it still is very pretty. With small pink glitter and larger halo glitter chunks. 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Zoya- Myrta

As-Salaam Alaikum, 

I was in Ulta the other day and they has a bunch of polishes for sale. I picked up a few and Zoya Mytra was one of them. What first struck me was how beautiful the color was. It's a gorgeous orange-coral, with a bit of red undertones. There's also gold and silver shimmer mixed in there which adds to the foil-ish finish.

I think it looks great with my skin tone. Application is great, 2 coats is all you need. This really is a beautiful shade. I can not stop staring at it.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Fancy Nails

Mr.Candiipants inspired floral brocade. I thought I'd go with simple black and white.

 SinfulColors-Snow Me White, and Black on Black

Here is a Tutorial of the look.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Glitter- CG In The City

China Glaze- CG In The City, Liquid Leather
SinfulColors- Black on Black
NYC- Matte Me Crazy

Thursday, January 17, 2013

NYX Color Lip Balm

I was in Ulta yesterday and the first place I go to is the NYX section, then I saw Lip Balm. I don't know if these are new, but they are new to me. I immediately started swatching.  I fell in love with Merci which instantly reminded me of the MAC lip conditioner Fuchsia Fix. I was obsessed with Fuchsia Fix before having a child and realizing spending $15 on a lip balm was insane. It's amazing how cheap that boy made me..(I love him though) After grabbing  Merci, I noticed a small BOGO sticker, so I also picked up Shurkan.

  I find it incredibly endearing that all 12 shade's name means "Thank You" in a different language. These lip balms are incredibly smooth. They make my lips feel silky smooth and buttery. When you put it on there is just the right amount of color, leaving a very natural look. So don't be afraid of the  bright colors they are very sheer. Merci smells very berry. Almost grape-y raspberry. While Shurkan has a hint of berry but not as much as Merci. I absolutely love these

Monday, January 14, 2013

China Glaze -Ahoy!

I absolutely love this colour. It's a raspberry jelly like polish with gold flecks. The bright magentaish colour with the gold flecks is an excellent combination. It's sparkly, and bright. What more can you ask for?

Great application. 2-3 coats, to get it opaque. I used 2 in the picture below.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Bath and Body Works-Forever Red

Forever Red is a new scent from Bath and Body Works.

It's a very strong mature scent. Has a slight fruity aroma but nothing light. I can't say I love this scent. I just like it. Its a good scent, but that's just it. Good. There is nothing really spectacular about it. It almost smells generic. I've smelt plenty of perfumes like this.

Product sent to my from Infleunster.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year Nails

Here are my New Years nails :)


Sinfulcolors Cream Pink, Black on Black
Orly Tiara
Color Club Snowflakes

Hope everyone is enjoying the New Year. Happy 2013!