I got the idea from the ciate nail kit sold at Sephora. But I really didn't want to pay for a new set when I knew I could make the effect on my own. This is 3 steps. Paint nails black, I used Butter London Union Jack Black. When dry, draw away with a white nail art pen. I used one from Sally Hansen. Again, allow to dry, and then a good coat of matte clear polish. I used one from Warrant Beauty I picked up at Hot Topic. Voila! Chalkboard nails!
Friday, May 24, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
I think the Bumble and Bumble surf spray which I have been using for a couple years now is pretty much the best thing that ever happened to my hair. It is long, fine, and naturally ombre dirty to pale blond because of the sun so when I got the surf spray it meant I never had to style my hair ever again. No blowdrying, no straightening, and no curling. Spray when wet, messy beach hair all day. So as soon as I saw the B&B email announcing the new foam wash shampoo and creme rinse conditioner I was right on it (choosing to buy from sephora for the points lol) This set is smaller than I envisioned, I guess I should have read the ounces carefully. But is large enough to allow multiple uses to try it out or take on vacation. All the products have that beachy salt water fresh smell. I think the only difference in using this surf shampoo and clean rinse instead of my usual hair stuff from John Frieda is that my hair felt even lighter and finer not necessarily like I had even thinner hair but like no build up or weight AT ALL. It didnt add any texture but seems to make my hair light and clean and the perfect base to use the surf spray on. I have used the surf spray in probably 90% of my posts. The color is Manic Panic Ultra Violet.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
It was finally warm enough today to wear some punchy colors. This combo of red, coral, tan, beige, and dark blue especially with the chevron pattern looks very retro so of course the giant round 70s inspired glasses came out today too. My hair at the moment is Ultra Violet from Manic Panic.
Today's list: Splendid red maxi dress, DVF long cardigan, Donald J. Pliner cork sandals, Prada bag and shades.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013
I was very excited to try this since Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb has been my favorite perfume for years. Now that everyone's caught onto it I wanted something new and unfortunately this is online only so I ordered it without smelling it first. I figured if it was like Flowerbomb is was a pretty safe purchase. This new 2013 version, Flowerbomb La Vie en Rose was too different from the sweet floriental I love. The citrus was overwhelming for me and it actually gave me a headache. It does dry down to a brighter, more spicy version of flowerbomb. I think if you like citrus scents this might be perfect for you. I'll stick to the original.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
This gloss stick from Soap & Glory is my new favorite lip balm/gloss. I had been eyeing this brand since it first showed up at Sephora. I really like the packaging and the irreverent product names are kinda cute. This gloss stick is my first from this brand but I will be definitely trying more from them.
I like this lip crayon better than the other two I've tried. The Clinique Chubby Stick, which for me was just the teeniest bit gritty, was not as shiny as this, has no flavor and feels more like a lip balm. Tarte's LipSurgences usually leave a tint which is nice but they are not very glossy, they go on more like a lipstick, and they are minty flavored, which is not my preference but not offensive either. This one from Soap & Glory has a super sweet vanilla flavor (I am a sucker for anything vanilla). It doesn't last long but its nice nonetheless. It feels more tacky like a gloss than the others. I got it in nudist and it is a nice pinky natural nude tone. Highly recommend these and can't wait to get the other 2 colors. Buy from Sephora for $16 here