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!