Saturday, April 30, 2011

Amazing Nail Polish rack!! for cheap!

I was looking around The container store and i found this amazing deal! i was looking for a nil polish rack for not too expensive. I was looking in the kitchen section at the spice racks and found this great deal. An expanding rack for only $6.99!!! i can make it as large or as small as i want. it is called the original expand a shelf. There is also a larger one with bigger shelves but i thought that was too big. it seemed like you could fit 3 rows of nail polish on each shelf for the larger one. The original one which i got can fit two rows on each shelf.
I have my shelf on a bookshelf and expanded it to the length i wanted. I even have room to expand it more if i add more nail polishes to my collection! I staggered each nail polish on each rack to make them all fit better! This was probably one of the best finds i have ever found!
 It was on clearance a The Container Store so run out and grab one if you looking for a nail polish rack before they are gone! Its a great storage item!

Friday, April 29, 2011

April Haul

This month i picked up an assortment of beauty products. My favorite has to be my urban decay 15th anniversary makeup bag! its so gorgeous! i love sparkle and this makeup bag is just my thing! Th inside has a clear compartment and it is also washable. The perfect travel makeup bag. I discovered the sally hansen salon effects nail strips which i have a blog post on and i love them! I finally picked up my proper winter  color foundation. (i know a little bit late seeing that the weather is going to get warmer and ill probably get some sun) I am the color Sand in Bobbi Brown's skin foundation. Its amazing and when i get a bit darker ill be picking up a darker shade for sure. I only managed to pick up two new lip products this month with is amazing! I am a lip junkie and i have been trying to cut back. My boyfriend surprised me and finally got me the viva glam gaga lipglass from Mac! i have been dying for it. The other lip product is an urban decay lip junkie in wallflower. I love the urban decay lip junkies! Another one of my favorite products i have been using every day it the garnier fructis under eye de-puff roller thing. I also got two new sparkle nail polishes. One from wet in wild in sparkled and a Ulta one in pinata-yada-yada. I picked up the new benefit skin care trios. Then a sally hansen revitalizing foot soak for pedicures.

This was what was included in the April birchbox incase anyone was wondering! great products that are all earth friendly this month!
Let me know if there is anything you guys want a review on!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Strips

So i went to the store to pick up the new sally hansen salon effects nail strips. I picked up three different patterns. The sparkle patter which is called Frock Star, the zebra pattern (wild child) and the flower pattern (girl flower). First i want to say that if you have a Harmon Face Values near you, pick these up from them because they are about 2 to 3 dollars cheeper there then Ulta or any other drug store.

So far i have tried out two of the patterns, the first was the zebra and the second was the sparkle. On my first try, i used a base coat on one of the nails i used and no base coat on the other. I realized that for me the color stays on better without the base coat. I am also a nail biter ( i know, horrible habit, i have been trying forever to stop) so for me my polish typically lasts about 5 days which is the wear i got out of my salon effects. It says on the box up to 10 days but for me that wasn't the case which i didn't mind because i like to change my nail polish color a lot. Overall i am very pleased with these nail polish strips. They are SO easy to put on and you can do it just about anywhere. Each box comes complete with a kit of cuticle stick, strips, and a nail file with three different types of textures. ONe great thing about these for people who have small nails is that sometime you can use one strip for 2 nails. I was able to fit one strip on both of my ring fingers. I personally like using the pattern salon strips for my "accent nails" i have so many nail polishes like i enjoy painting the rest with regular polish.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

March favorites


These are my favorite products fro the month of March!
ecotools bronzer brush, Bobbi Brown blush brush, Loreal double extend eye illumnator, mac shadestick in nurture, Nars nail polish in Pokerface, Nars blush in desire, Mac paint pot in rubensque, Sally Hanson vitamin lip treatment and Revlon colorburst lipgloss in Crystal lilac.

Both of these brushes are so soft and are amazing! The Bobbi Brown is great for applying color on the apples of your cheeks and the eco tools is great for buffing in bronzer.

Nars nail polish in pokerface. Very opaque and gorgeous color for spring! It is a creamy purple with very very light shimmer.

Mac paintpot and shadestick are great for all over lid colors. This moth i have been waking up early before classes and throwing one of these colors all over my lids and I'm out the door, they are gorgeous!

Nars blush in desire is very pretty. It can look intimidating because it is a very bring pink color but with a light hand, this blush gives your cheeks a gorgeous pop of cheek color.

This had become my favorie mascara! I was a big fan of the regular double extend in the red and white tube. I also love shimmer and sparkle and this was the product for me. It give you full lashes and makes them sparkle in the light also. So Pretty! Its a mascara that adds a little something extra to a neutral eye.

These last two things are lip products. The first is the Revlon colorburst lip gloss in crystal lilac which i have fallen in love with! my absolute favorite everyday go to color. Its a lip gloss that i can keep in my purse because i know it goes with anything. The next thing is a lip treatment from sally hanson. It is the vitamin (i think its E) which is supposed to be moisturizing lip treatment. The color is pink and the flavor is berry. Its just a nice moisturizing chap stick.

March Haul

For the moth of March i bought a few things from a few different places. I have gotten a chance to try out some of these products so i will let you know what i think about them. I picked up some things from Ulta and Harmon, Macys, and Sephora.

The first group of products are from Ulta and Harmon. I got a chance to compare prices at both places and discovered that Harmon products are cheeper then Ulta. Harmon doesnt always have the same products as Ulta but if you can find it at Harmon, its a better deal. From Ulta i picked up the ecotools bronzer brush. I am absolutely in love with this brush! It is so soft and works very good. (few dollars cheeper at Harmon) The next think i picked up from ulta was the Revlon colorburst lip gloss in Crystal Lilac. AMAZING product. I found that perfect everyday lip color that i can just keep in my purse. I also purchased the Loreal one sweep eyeshadow in 829 playful for all eyes, which i've read about that it doesn't work too well. I tried it our and loved it. I found a way to make it work really good and i love it! Ill have to do a full review on it. Also from Ulta were the cover girl moisture renew lipsticks. The one to the left is Darling and the right is Dazzle. I have not used them much but i do like the formula of the lipstick. The NYX lipgloss is in the color Beige and it smells just like candy. The last three things from Ulta are in the second picture. They are China Glaze crackle nail polish in Broken Hearted, and the regular nail polish in Happy Go Lucky. The Orly color is in Fancy Fuchsia. The nail polish in the top picture is Essie Bongle Jungle which is a gorgeous red with golden duo chrome. The last polish in the second picture is sinful colors Pinky Glitter.

This is a small haul from Macys. I was in need of a nice brow gel so i decided to try out Benefits Speed Brow. So far i like it alot. I also decided to try out some things from Clinique. I tried their new chubby stick in the color woppin watermelon. It is very moisturizing and it gives a nice sheer wash of color. The last is an eyeliner in really black from Clinique. This black is water proof but it is not the blackest black eyeliner you can find.

I also picked up a few things from Bobbi Brown. The blush brush which is an absolute must! It is so soft and makes applying blush very easy. I also picked up a corrector in their new formula in light to medium beige.

 

These last items were purchased from Sephora. Most of the items came from the Lorac beauty in a box. What came in the box was the lip gloss in the color muse, the three eye shadows in (from left to right) enlighten, dark brown, and bronze, the double ended mascara, and the blush in velvet rope. My favorite thing is the lip gloss and the blush. That lip gloss is the most beautiful pink with a blue, hot pink, purple duo chrome. It smells delicious but the only thing i have to say i don't like about it is the brush applicator is very small. The last two things i picked up was the 3D liquid luster from Lorac and the 3D eyeshadow pallet. They both are amazing! i love sparkle and if your someone that loves duo chrome and sparkle then these are a must!