Saturday, April 23, 2011

OPI Nail Envy Review

My nails have always been a constant struggle. They are very brittle, peel, break, and look very unhealthy. I have tried everything you could think of to strengthen them but nothing worked!

Finally, I decided to try OPI's Nail Envy. Even though it was pricey (I got mine at Target for $16) I was willing to give it a shot since I've read good reviews on it on beauty websites and such.


MY NAILS BEFORE:

DAY 1:


I was impressed with this product right away. It took about 2 minutes for one coat to fully dry. The texture is smooth and it smells less strong than a regular nail polish. The directions suggest reapplying one coat every other day.

DAY 4:


I noticed that my nails were growing faster than they usually did and were starting to get stronger.

DAY 7:


Before I started using the strengthener I could literally bend the tip of my nails but at this point they wouldn't budge. Normally my nails would start chipping and peeling at the tips when they got this long but there were none!

DAY 10:


After 10 days of using this I can say that I am fully impressed. My nails are so much stronger than they were. They look and FEEL healthier. It was definitely worth the money and I recommend this to everyone who wants stronger nails!






Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring Neutrals


Hi everyone! I know I have been slacking on videos and blog posts recently. I've just been really busy with work and haven't had the energy to come up with anything worth filming or updating.

I finally got the Naked Palette last month! I was so excited when I got it and used it right away. 
I love all of the colors and textures. I'm bummed that the new ones don't come with the eyeliner though. I haven't used the brush that replaced the eyeliner yet haha.

I knew I wanted to come up with a look using this palette but wasn't sure what shadows I wanted to use. I experimented with a few different looks until I came up with this one. Spring is here and I know a lot of people think of pastels and bright colors but I wanted to do something different :)







Watch here to see how to achieve this look:

Thursday, February 17, 2011

OOTD-Layering a Dress

                      
Sweater Dress: Kohl's
Vest: Macy's
Pins: NY&C
Leggings: F21
Boots: Ross
Ring: F21

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Keira Knightley Vogue Cover Inspired Makeup Look

I was requested to do several looks and this was the one that caught my eye the most. I love dark eyes and lips together! I've always admired Keira Knightley's bone structure which is enhanced in this look with light bronzer and contouring.


Keira's eyes are rounder than what I did in my look because I feel like dragging the shadow outwards looks better for my eye shape.







To see how I achieved this look, watch here:


Friday, January 7, 2011

Happy New Year!

Hello! I hope everyone had a great holiday :) I spent mine with friends and family. 





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I also did a winter makeup look. I got the Coastal Scents 88 Metal Mania Palette for Christmas and decided to use it!


                            

                    





Friday, December 17, 2010

Busch Gardens Christmas Town

Last night me and hubby made our very first gingerbread house EVER! It was really frustrating and difficult at first because we are both perfectionists and the icing was giving us a hard time haha. After we came up with our own technique, we were able to finish it in no time :)






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Today we went to Christmas Town at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA for the first time. I was really excited because I love anything that has to do with Christmas. The whole park was decorated with every color light and they also had some animals and shows.









I had a really good time! It was SOOOOO cold. We were there for about four hours but it was worth it. 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Jewel Tone Holiday Makeup Tutorial

I think most people think that Christmas/holiday makeup is green eyes and red lips. I like the idea of green eyes but I decided to give my look a twist by adding gold and hot pink lips. This made it have more of a modern feel to it. Here is the look:







Watch my tutorial to see how I did it:


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