Tuesday, July 26, 2011

NAIL TUTORIAL: hawaiian nights by the ocean

Tuesday, July 19, 2011



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Sunday, July 17, 2011


 I broke out some old favorite palettes from coastal scents and created this look using the coastal scents 10 camo concealer palette and 88 shimmer palette! Other products used include: NYC blushable cream stick in plaza pink, Pretty addictions blush in wild thang, NYX round lipstick in dahlia, and benefit high beam.
Really enjoyed the combo of pink, silver, and charcoal!
 LOVING the accent nail trend. I have been doing this simple polish look a lot lately!
 I have loved toms since I was a senior in high schol (05-06) and I really love that they have since branched out with more than just adult shoes. They have sunglasses, apparel, different styles of adult shoes, and even shoes for children!
 I love their shoes! Not just for the way they look, but for what they stand for!
 I'm glad that now, not only can I help someone in need by purchasing shoes for myself, but my son can help too! I just had to order my 2 year a pair of the boat style shoes!
 This is his 2nd pair of "tiny toms" and the first pair lasted forever, were comfy for him, and great to throw on him everyday!
 In case you are not familiar with toms, basically you buying a new pair of shoes for yourself helps a child in need. For every pair purchased TOMS gives a pair! What a wonderful concept!
These boat style shoes are adorable! They were less expensive than his sperry's and I like them better! Helping a child in need is the ultimate plus too!
 I'm already window shopping for his next pair!
 ^ordered a cha cha tint from ulta.com and got a great free gift of posie tint, porefessional, and bad gal lash! & As always when you order from ulta.com...free samples come with your shipment!
 The little set of free gifts I got has already made it's way into my hospital bag for when I go into labor! They were perfect sized to throw in there for touchups and a fresh face when we leave the hospital to come home!
 I have been using the cha cha tint like crazy!!
It is an amazing mango/orange color that is so in right now for summer time cheeks! I use it on my lips as well and top it with rimmel's moisture renew in coral shimmer. I love the for my lips and the color it gives my cheeks is great as well!

Friday, July 15, 2011

SPLURGE or SAVE?: LUSH Mask of Magnaminty

Available at Lush stores, counters, and the lush website (lush.com)
4.4oz is $11.95
11.1oz $21.95

This mask is, I believe, the only mask that you can order online from lush. Their other masks must be purchased in store and need to be placed in the refridgerator as soon as possible after purchase. 

"China clay and bentonite gel will pull the dirt from your pores, ground aduki beans and evening primrose seeds exfoliate surface skin cells, and peppermint oil will make you feel so fresh and minty that you'll forget you were ever grubby."

"Ground aduki beans remove dead skin cells when used on the skin as an exfoliating powder. They polish the skin, leaving it healthy and renewed."

On to my opinions and review! 

The smell is a nice peppermint type of smell, which I enjoy. It is a little thick in consistency so while I can't say it is the smoothest application, it certainly isn't difficult to apply. It does have a bit of a gritty exfoliating texture to it. When applying be aware that it can be a little messy (but let's be honest, any face mask makes a mess...at least a little) It dries and shrinks as it dries like many other face masks to give your skin a tighter feel after removal. I suggest applying it to a clean and also dry face, leaving it on for about 10-15 minutes or until it's dry. It washes of easily with a mild cleanser. I use proactive as my skincare so what I did was use the deep cleansing wash, apply the mask, use the renewing cleanser, apply the revitalizing toner, apply the repairing treatment, and then finally I ended with a night time moisturizer by olay since it was night time when I used the mask. That process and those steps seamed to work well for me. I could really feel the difference in my skin after I washed the mask off. It removed a lot of the dirt from my pores and my black head trouble area on my nose saw improvement. It also exfoliated my skin so it felt nice and soft. I use this weekly (for 3 weeks now) and I really enjoy it. I purchased the 4.4oz size and it has plenty left. It really doesn't take much to cover your face with each application.

This product is advertised as being great for the body as well, I have not tried it on my body, but I would suggest purchasing the 11.1oz if you plan to use it on your face and body as the smaller size won't last long.
I honestly don't have any cons to speak about with this product. It isn't terribly priced for a little bit of a higher end face mask (higher end meaning above your average drugstore mask) It applies nicely, does what it is supposed to do, smells nice, it's natural, washes off with no problem, and doesn't take entirely too long to dry.

I say:
as long as you don't mind a thicker face mask and a bit of a mess ;-}

*****TIP: many have complained about the mask drying out on them. If this is an issue for you, try putting the amount you are going to use in a bowl and add a teaspoon of vitamin D milk to it. If you need to add a second teaspoon you can. A bit of avocado can be added instead if you prefer to keep the mask thick*****

Friday, July 1, 2011


Summer Besties Tag Questions:
Favorite summer....
1) Lip product: EOS lip balm with spf and korres guava lip butter

2) Blush: Benefint posie tint and cha cha tint

3) Nail Polish: China Glaze For Audrey, Lippmann collection polish in confetti

4) Liquid face product: Stay Matte foundation, Elf tinted moisturizer

5) Powder face product: Hard Candy Welcome Matte

6) Hair product: Bumble & Bumble sea salt spray

7) Eye product: Urban Decay Naked palette

8) Self Tanner (or any tanning item): Neutrogena sunless mist, Lemonoil dark tanning grease

9) Fashion accessory: fedoras, floppy hats, white gshock, sunglasses, dressy sandals

10) Clothing piece: sundresses