Saturday, December 31, 2011


Forever and a day ago I purchased my first Cult Nails polish, Iconic. I quickly swatched it and didn't look at it again until last week, lol. I saw a random post on Tumblr of someone wearing Iconic on top of a red base coat and knew it was time to try it once again. My 'red underwear' for this look was Color Club VooDoo You Do from the Back to Boho collection.
 Shamelessly posting this weird shot because it almost looks like Clarins 230, lol!
It was gorgeous and perfectly festive without being too 'corny'. I definitely prefer Iconic with some underwear as opposed to alone. Iconic is a maroon shimmer with flakies that reflect red/green/orange/gold. She can be purchased over at Cult Nails for $10. I hope everyone has a safe and memorable New Years Eve! I don't really believe in making resolutions but every year I say I'm going to lose weight, lol. This year I just want my dad to be healthy and for Zombri to stop being so tubby, haha!
See you next year!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

It's been quite a few months since Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics released their Pretty Boy Collection. My favorite thing about this brand is everything, right down to their brushes, are 100% vegan. I previously ordered a few of their Lip Tars, which are lipsticks built like gloss. The tiniest bit covers your lips with zero smudging or feathering when used properly. Anywho, after seeing previews from Temptalia I knew I needed to have their loose pigment in Jubilee, Lip Tar in Narcissus, and nail polish in Pool Boy. In a few short days these babies were MINE!
Pool Boy is the most amazing blue neon creme I have ever seen. This polish literally glows! I received a lot of compliments when I wore this and you bet I stretched out the wear time well over a week, lol. No streaking when applied and no chipping after all that wear time. Very impressed.
Jubilee appears as a baby blue in the jar but when applied dry without a base you can see it's actually a beautiful green/blue/purple duochrome. Definitely original! On my eye Jubilee was applied with a damp brush to give it a more 'solid' appearance.
The flash from my camera totally washed out Jubilee but trust me it is very vibrant! I am wearing Narcissus Lip Tar and Pool Boy on my nails. Narcissus applied a bit streaky and I had to blend it a bit before it looked ok. I did not have this issue with my other lip tars. It's a very bright, chalky pink really a very lovely shade.
And you'll notice this is 'prebangs', lol. I was very happy with my purchase and hope to get more from this collection. The only thing that makes me hesitate, as always, are the prices. But you are paying for quality! Pigments retail at $12, Lip Tars $13, and Polish $8 at Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics.

Thursday, December 29, 2011


Here's a quickie post of random nails I sported throughout the year! Nothing too special, well not special enough for their own individual posts,  but they need a good home. I'm currently battling my annual end of the year flu and just don't have the effort to do much of anything, lol.
Nyx Gilded Glitter, Essence Edward & Bella half moons.
 Butter Londen All Hail McQueen. I don't remember the red.
 Messy failed attempt at stamping, was immediately removed, lol.
 Orly Rock Solid.
 My attempt at mannequin hands.
 Ice, ice, baby dundundundundadadundun.
OPI Muppets glitter gradiant.

Well, I'm off for more napping and chicken souping now. Have a safe and pleasant Thursday evening my bloggerettes! <3


Thursday, December 15, 2011


I was recently inspired by this post from the lovely Amy from I'm Feeling Nail-Venturous. It reminded me of a pretty rocking mermaids tail. I had 2 out of 3 polishes and a dupe of $OPI Teal We Meet Again so I thought I'd give it a go.
Ulta Dance Teal Dawn 2 coats
China Glaze Broken Hearted
Barielle Buddah-ful 1 thin coat
I can't express how much I loved this look! It makes me want to try other layering looks with my abundance of crackles that get neglected. Anywho, I'm slowly catching up on posting but there's still a lot of old looks I'm looking forward to showing off. I can't wait for you to see!


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Gold and Smoke

Good afternoon everyone! It's a beautiful sunny day in Florida and I'm watching some ancient CSI. My goodness the hair! It's awful, lol. I recently had my hair cut, my bangs are back. So I wanted to do a more dramatic smokey eye with a pop of color to celebrate.

It's been about 2 weeks since I had it cut like this. I've since cut them above my brows for a more Bettie look. It's funny, I waited forever for my old bangs to grow out but in the end I just enjoy this look more.

Items used were:
The Balm Time Balm concealer in Light/Medium
Loreal True Match Powder in Nude Beige
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade
Stila Custom Color Blush in Coral
Rimmel Natural Bronzer in Sun Light
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean
Urban Decay Shadow in Black Out
Urban Decay Shadow in Buck
Urban Decay Shadow in Virgin
Loreal HIP Crystal Shadow Duo in Mystical (green side)
Urban Decay Liner in Zero
Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara in Blackest Black
Nyx Liquid Crystal Liner in Crystal Champagne
Maybelline Color Sensational in Fuchsia Fever


Saturday, December 10, 2011

You feed me orchids to give me courage...

Hello there bloggerettes! Today, long overdue, I bring to you Sally Hansen Nail Prisms in Burgundy Orchid! She is a beautiful duochrome featuring red, purple, and gold. The gold aspect is hard to photograph while the base is mostly purple that shines red. I was able to purchase Burgundy Orchid on Amazon via seller 'cassiecosmetics' for $9 plus $4 shipping. I couldn't have asked for a better experience, the shipping was very fast and it was wrapped nicely in a cute little bag. As a little side note I had to do some light editing to my middle finger as I had 'battle wounds' from tying hundreds of balloons for an event at work, lol.

Application was perfect and unlike most duochromes this did not need underwear just 3 thin coats and a layer of Seche Vite. I did this pretty fast while babysitting my brothers uber cute puppies so I apologize for my messy cuticles. It was a beautiful sunny but chilly day which made Zombri and myself very happy. I'd like to thank everyone for continuing to follow my little blog throughout this busy time and once the holidays have passed I am definitely working on a giveaway so please bare with me!

Monday, November 14, 2011


Hey there everyone! It has been a wonderful, crazy, hectic month of November so far. I can happily say that the boyfrann, Zombri, Cletus, and I are once again a happy family living in our amazing apartment! We are about 95% unpacked and settled. Zombri and Cletus are November babies and are now the big 4 years old. Our Comcast was just now set up so I am reunited with 'teh interwebz' and for the first time we have cable. The only channel I really care for is the DIY channel though, lol. The only bit of bad news is the big new desk I purchased came broken so I have to wait to return/exchange it as we go back to work today. All I can say is I am itching to post and paint so please bare with me through this exciting time. I can't wait to be back! I hope everyone else is doing well!!!


Monday, October 31, 2011

It's Alive!!!!

Happy Halloween Blogerettes! I hope everyone had a pleasant and spooky weekend! I come baring most excellent news...we were officially approved for our apartment today. Squee, I cannot wait to finally have much needed space to do more nails, make up, reviews, and the like. Now, back to business. I told myself for the longest time that I would not even think about purchasing China Glaze It's Alive because I was so in love with Zombie Zest from last years Halloween collection. But nail polish is addicting and that beautiful murky glitter green was eventually a part of my collection. It's Alive is easily a part of my top ten favorite nail polishes of all time. It isn't a hungry glitter and once top coat is applied the sparkle is so intense. To avoid doing more than two coats, therefor not making removal an epic pain, I decided to layer it over Color Club Nouveau Vintage. N.V. is a beautiful green/brown/bronze duochrome.
 Flash to show off the bronze deliciousness with a hint of green. 2 coats Nouveau Vintage.
Show off more of the green undertones.
Two coats of It's Alive over Nouveau Vintage.
So much green love! On Saturday night my boyfrann and I went to a Halloween party. He dressed as John Goodman's character in The Big Lebowski and at the last minute I decided to do a quickie sugar skull look. Here's a quick cell phone shot of my make up!
Nothing too spectacular. All makeup is Sugarpill and all the black liner is Inglot gel liner in 77. Check out my uber hot Betsey Johnson necklace! Now I think I will nap on this fine Halloweenie day! Stay safe out there!


Tuesday, October 25, 2011


With my crazy work schedule I rarely have time to do makeup let alone bright makeup. So when I get to close you better believe I bust out my Sugarpill, lol. This look features Sugarpill's Chromalust pigment in Goldilux, the brightest most intense gold you'll ever find/need/want. Goldilux was applied wet with my handy dandy eyedrops. I also used my Urban Decay Naked Palette and The Black Palette. My liner is Inglot gel liner in 77, a matte black. Also featured are my awful Rodney Dangerfield blue contacts, lol. I'm too busy buying 'unnecessary' things to get better contacts.

I really want to place another order soon. Junebug and Magpie chromalusts are calling my name! What do you think about Sugarpill?


Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween Inspired!

I've been so inspired by fellow bloggers Halloween nails that I decided to try my hand at some of my favorites. Sarah over at Chalkboard Nails did my favorites, eyeballs and glow in the dark ghosts. Kayla at Nails By Kayla Shevonne did an amazing job at zombie flesh. And the lovely Rebecca did a super cute tutorial on realistic roses that I totally bombed on, lol. I used a buttload of polishes so I won't list them, I didn't use the same colors as the other bloggers did anyway. If you choose to try them out you can make them your own! But if you are curious about a color I would be happy to tell you! 

Details were done using various sized dotting tools as well as the Halloween Bundle Monster plate. My ghost looks '3D' because I used my Konad white which is very thick. I did use China Glaze Ghoulish Glow to make him glow in the dark. That little booger was hard to photograph in the dark, lol. What's your favorite Halloween mani out there in the blogosphere?


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Blue Satin

Hello Bloggerettes! I hesitate to post this as work has made my hands quite dry and sad but the color is just too beautiful not to share. This is two coats of Klean Colors Blue Satin and a nice thick coat of Seche Vite.

Blue Satin is a dark navy blue with blue shimmer, round holo glitter, and holo bar glitter. It really is unique and lovely. Klean Colors are available at BeautyJoint for a cool $1.75. In other news we will hopefully be moving out by early November which means more posts will come soon! Please keep your fingers crossed that everything works out!


Monday, October 10, 2011


A lot of fellow bloggers were pretty disappointed with the Birchbox program as it rarely had nail polish or nail related items. I never went through the Birchbox process because they rarely featured items that I cared for. As if the polish Gods could hear our cries Julep came and brought to us an amazing box featuring nail polishes, cuticle oils, lotions, etc for just $20 a month. Julep has you take a quiz to decide what box you will receive each month. I am an 'It Girl'. I have received three boxes so far and I am impressed. I know there was some drama regarding their referral program but they have resolved the issues and I was part of the group that was rewarded with a free October box! My first box, which I purchase for only $4.99 came with Emilie(a dark muted green), Sienna(a foiled gold), and an amazing hand scrub. I am pretty impressed with Julep and I am happy to bring you Sienna.

My only complaint is the shape of the polish bottles. They appear very sleek and are pretty but not practical when trying to polish your nails without worrying about the bottle tipping over. To purchase a polish on it's own is $14 not to mention their lotions/scrubs are $32+ so I think receiving a box for only $20 is a great deal. If you decide to check Julep out I ask that you please consider using my direct link to join. For every person who uses my link and purchases I get a $15 credit and in turn you can do the same! How do you feel about Julep?


Thursday, October 6, 2011


Howdy 'gents and bloggerettes! I know I've seriously been lacking postage on my blog due to work, etc. If I don't immediately crash when I get home I am right on my computer browsing up my blog roll. All the polished nails, pretty make up, and hauls/collections make me feel like I'm not the only person passionate about something that most people consider trivial. Some of my very favorite posts lately have been haul, nail mail, collection posts and I thought it was a good time to partake! Here's my September-October haulage so far!
Klean Color (L-R) Gorgeous Surprise, Silver Lining, Blue Satin, Winter Wonderland. All purchased from Beauty Joint.
Essence (L-R) Where is the Party, Bella, Edward. WITP purchased from local Ulta. Nail Twins received from Ruth in Spain.
L.A. Colors Art Decor (L-R) Teal Glitter, Purple/Blue Glitter, Gold Glitter, Red Glitter, Green Glitter, Blue Glitter. All were purchased from my local Dollar Tree.
Nyx (L-R) Gilded Glitter, Frizz Spots, Maui Surprise, Sea of Cortez. All purchased from Beauty Joint.
Wet n' Wild (L-R) Sagreena The Teenage Witch, Buffy the Violet Slayer,, Party of 5 Glitters, How I Met Your Magenta. All purchased from my local Walgreens, all for $.99!
China Glaze (L-R) Skyscraper, Trendsetter, CG in the City, Midtown Magic. All were purchased from Sally's Beauty Supply.
China Glaze Halloween Set (L-R) Cross Iron 360, It's Alive, Black Mesh(Woohoo replacement!), Goulish Glow. Purchased from Sally's Beauty Supply.
Orly (L-R) Rococo A Go-Go, Rock Solid, Rock It. Purchased from Sally's Beauty Supply.
Revlon (L-R) Facets of Fuschia, Starry Pink, Blue Mosiac.  Purchased from my local Target.
OPI Designer Series (L-R) Ruby, Design, Royal, Sapphire. Purchased from my favorite nail salon Royal Essence! 
Wet n' Wild Fantasy Makers (L-R) Glow in the Dark polish, Holo Glitter. Purchased from my local Walgreens.
Loreal (L-R) Owl's Night, Amazon's Flash. Purchased from my local Walgreens.
Rebecca Likes Cupcakes from the lovely Rebecca and Nicole by OPI No Limits. NOPI purchased from my local Walgreens, on clearance!
Color Club Boho Collection 1 (L-R) Boho Mojo, Nouveau Vintage, Voodoo You Do, Artsy Crafty, Blue-topia, Rebel Spirit, Top Coat. Purchased from my local Ross.
Color Clue Collection 2 (L-R) Nomadic in Nude, Earthly Angel, New Bohemian, Shabby Drab, Rad Nomad, Red-ical Gypsy, Top Coat. Purchased from my local Ross.
Color Clue Foiled Collection (L-R) Perfect Mol-ten, Antiquated, Cold Metal, Hot Like Lava, Foil Me Once, Lumin-icent. Purchased from my local Ross.
Julep (L-R) Stella, Emilie, Sienna. This is from my first two Julep beauty boxes from their Maven program.
Julep (L-R) Glycolic Hand Scrub, sample, Cuticle Oil, SPF 30 Hand Cream, Sample. This is from my first two Julep beauty boxes from their Maven program.
Goodies received in my second Julep box with Stella (L-R) Lint brush with come and hidden compartment, glass file, note card. This is from my second beauty boxed from the Maven program.
Secret compartment in the lint brush. So cute!

A lot of money was spent, my insatiable thirst to spend was mildly satisfied, my bank account depleted. So what do you think of my haulage? I wonder what my stash amount is now!