Monday, September 21, 2009

a little update

I have been away due to a death in my husbands family.

Never take life for granted you never know when it could all end.

I will be back soon with more reviews, nail art and much more

Hope everyone is doing good!

Stay Beautiful

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

NOTD: Sinful Colors

I am really loving Sinful Colors nail polish and you can't beat the price, $1.99 at Walgreens. The combination of the two colors makes me think of Halloween. Is everyone getting excited for Halloween? Have you picked out what you are wearing? I am still looking for the right outfits for my little ones.

Nail Tek Foundation II
Sinful Colors Secrt Admirer (one coat)
Sinful Colors UFO (one coat)
Orly Sec n' Dry top coat

Nail Tek Foundation II Base Coat

Nail Tek Foundation II, ridge-filling base coat has saved my nails. My nails are on the weak side. They peel and break all the time. I have been using Nail Tek for over a week and I have already noticed a difference. So I can only imagine how great my nails will be in a month.

Nail Tek Foundation II fills in the gaps where i have ridges and leaves a smooth surface for easy application of polish.

Another great use for this product is to use it at a topcoat to matte out any polish. I wish i had photos to post, but i will take some the next time i do my nails. Really you can use any ridge filling base coat as a matte top coat for the most part. I have used a few other brands and they have all given me the same results.

You can purchase Nail Tek at for $4.99, that is about half the price. I really suggest this for people that have peeling nails because it makes them stronger and less likely to peel.

Friday, September 11, 2009

NOTD : Abstract lines


Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Celeb City

Stripe Rite in Black

This nail design was very easy to do. Two coat of silver polish then take a black nail art polish and make lines in an abstract form. Simply as that.

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EOTD: Carmel Apples Kat Von D Gypsy Palette

I meant to take photos this morning but this was taken about 9 hours after application..the colors from the Kat Von D are pigment and good quality in my opinion. I used the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 6th color to achieve this look. All the colors can be duped for MAC e/s.

MAC Pharaoh paint pot as base
Birdcage all over lid (MAC Eyepopping)
Stryker in crease (MAC Club)
Lucifer lightly in outer v (MAC Carbon)
Hawkwind inner corner and highlight

Benefit Badgal Lash mascara

Thursday, September 10, 2009

NOTD: Fantasy Maker from Wet N Wild nail color

I was at my local grocery store and came across a makeup display of fun Halloween nail polish and makeup. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays..and is also the day my husband and I got married.

This polish bottle defiantly stands out from the ordinarily polish bottle and i love it. This is a glitter polish in a clear base with rainbow stripes. Very pretty over polishes.

Here is a close up of the rainbow stripes.

How the polish looks over color nail polish. This is just one coat of the rainbow stripe polish.

Up close photo of the polish.

Products i used to achieve this mani.

Orly Bonder Base coat

Orly Sec N' Dry Top Coat

China Glaze In the Lime Light

China Glaze Spontaneous

Fantasy Makers Wet N Wild Black Magic

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Review: Face Primers

I have been trying out a few different face primers lately. During the summer time i always use a primer because i feel that my foundation and powder will last all day. It is very hot where i live 9 months out of the year. However, in the summer months the heat index is usually 105 or higher with 90%'s horrible in South Texas. You can only imagine what my face looks like on a hot day..well just a big ol hot mess.

First i tried out Laura Geller's Welcome Matte and loved the outcome. It is gel based and only need a small amount applied to the face. It does what it is intended to do. Reduces shine and gives me a nice matte finish. The primer left my face shine free for well
l over 10 hours. I really only concentrated the use of this product on my T Zone area where i tend to be the oiliest. On days that i didn't feel like wearing a liquid foundation i would use Welcome Matte and set it with MAC MSF Natural and it was lovely. Another great part about this product is that is actually reduced the look of my pores on my cheeks. Which is always nice because the pores on my cheeks are slightly more pronounced than any where else on my face. I am very happy with this product and it's ability to keep my face looking matte and shine free. Laura Geller's Welcome Matte is $23.50 for .05 oz and can be purchased at Sephora or

The second primer i tested out was Smashbox's Photo Finish Primer in Light. I have never tried out the original version of this primer, but have read other reviews saying it was not good for people with oily skin. I think this is a great primer for ladies with oily skin. It goes on light and feels weightless. It doesn't leave your skin feeling like an oil slick like some other primers might. A little goes a long way with this product when applying to the face. I applied all over my face after i moisturized and my skin was smooth and ready to apply my foundation. This primer made my liquid foundation go on so smoothly and effortlessly. Smashbox claims that the vitamins and antioxidants will smooth and perfect skin over time. I have noticed a significant amount of change in my complexion when using the primer. I feel this is a great primer to use any time of the year and will work for just about every skin type. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Light cost $36 and can be purchased at Sephora or

Thursday, September 3, 2009

painted Lady Fingers Coraline Stamping Kit giveaway

painted Lady fingers is having a giveaway and i am so excited about this one...up for grabs is a Coraline konad stamping nail kit...these are so much fun and easy to use.

here is the link to her giveaway please check her out.

RANT: Lady Speed Stick Invisible Dry

False advertisement!!! OK I wear a lot of black/dark that means i need a deodorant that is clear and won't show up on my clothing. Is this to much to ask for?

I have been using Lady Speed Stick Invisible Dry for a few days and it doesn't do what is says it will. I applied the deodorant and then got dressed to find white residue all over the armpits of my shirt. I was NOT very happy.

I just wish I could actually find a deodorant that was invisible that wasn't a gel. I hate gel, it feels like it never drys and that my armpits are squishy lol.

Do you have any recommendations for me to try..ones that have worked for you.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Lali Amora give away on her blog

Having a great give away for her blog anniversary.

Aquaheart's Aqua Eyes Contest

This is my entry for Aquahearts Contest. Here is the link to her contest


MAC Studio Finish Concealer NW20
MAC Prep+Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
Benefit Georgia Blush
MAC Hipness Blush

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC Haunting e/s
MAC Turquatic e/s
MAC Jewel Blue e/s
NYX Opal e/s
Urban Decay Graffiti e/s
Nars Rated R Due (blue side)
Benefir Bad Gal Lash (upper lashes)
Maybelline Define a lash (lower lashes)
MAC Fascinating Eye Khol on lower waterline


Urban Decay Jilted l/s
MAC Comet Blue Dazzleglass