Archive | December, 2011

New polishes + OFFTOPIC DIY TORN TIGHTS FOR BOW FLATS TUTORIAL

22 Dec

I ordered some polishes from Bloom.com :)

Essie – School of Hard Rocks

Zoya – Neeka

OPI – Suzi Loves Cowboys

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri – Lickety-Split Lime

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Mint Sprint

Lickety-Split Lime, Mint Sprint, School of  Hard Rocks, Neeka, Suzi Loves Cowboys

I am sooo happy with the Insta-Dri’s! The formula is great, you’ll only need 1-2 coats for an opaque finish. I can’t believe I haven’t tried this line earlier since it’s been around for so long! I will def be buying more. Neeka is a 1-2 coater as well. Suzi loves cowboys is a bit sheer, but the dry time is satisfactory.

Now onto the tutorial!

I like to wear sheer tights, but somehow I always seem to ruin them after 1 or 2 wears. I usually just toss them, but I’ve recently thought up of a fun way to recycle! What can you do with torn tights you ask?

Now I suppose to I could have just worn my torn tights like Miley…

But that’s never really been my style. Here’s what I did instead!

1. Grab your torn tights…

2. Snip off the legs and feet

3. Turn them into bows! I’ve noticed that sheer tights are very good for making fluffy bows. You won’t have to worry about the ends fraying because if you stretch them they’ll just fold over by themselves. the torn part won’t really show because your tights will scrunch up and it will be hard to tell.

 

Now you can turn your bows into pins… or  jewelry… whatever! The possibilities are endless. :) I decided to spruce up a pair of flats by super gluing them on.

Easy, right?

OPI warm & fozzie swatch + JULEP Deal!

22 Dec

OPI – warm & fozzie

Annnnd! If anyone is interested in trying out Julep Polishes, there’s a deal going on right now!

You can sign up for a free starter kit (priced at $19.99) for just $0.01 shipping included with code “SHAREON”.

You basically take a quiz to figure out what type of style you have and they will pick out a set that fits you best.

The quiz can be taken  here: http://www.julep.com/mavens/quiz/

If you do not like your results, you can go here: http://www.julep.com/mavens-1?Page=1&Items=12 to view more choices.

Use the code “SHAREON” to bring your $19.99 order down to 1 cent!
Not sure how long this deal will go on for! I just saw it on Slickdeals (courtesy of poster deliria) and felt that I should pass this on. :)

Now Julep IS a monthly subscription thing, so if you don’t want them to continue to charge your card after your first kit/box you’ll need to call in and cancel!

Hope this helps someone! I just placed an order for the It Girl kit (picture above).

Offtopic: Maybelline Baby Lips Swatches & Review

12 Dec

(Quenched — clear, Peach Kiss — sheer nude, Peppermint — clear, Cherry Me — sheer red, Pink Punch — sheer barbie pink)

Hey guys, another off topic post here! I was sent some Maybelline products from BzzAgent to test out and I decided to put my review here.

The new product they lauched not too long ago is called “Baby Lips” and they’re tinted lip balms that are fruity flavored (with the exception of one minty flavored one!).

Swatches!


Maybelline Baby Lips in one of the clear colors (Left)
Maybelline Baby Lips in Peach Kiss (Right)


Maybelline Baby Lips in one of the clear colors (Left)
Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me (Right)


Maybelline Baby Lips in one of the clear colors (Left)
Maybelline Baby Lips in Pink Punch (Right)

These are pretty nicely pigmented, but I don’t think they do a very good job at moisturizing. I still prefer my pomegranate oil Burt’s Bees lip balm– it’s just that the Maybelline ones seem to dry out my lips when it wears off. They are affordable and it’s a good way to experiment with lip colors since you can layer on the color… but if you’re looking for quality I think you should look elsewhere.

Rating: 3.75/5

Offtopic: Yorkie in a Bubble Bath Charm

10 Dec

This is my second charm from the Juicy Couture outlet. I had been watching this charm on eBay for quite some time now hoping to find a cheaper price so I was thrilled when I found it at the outlet on Black Friday (…or well, Thursday night really!) <3

There are little rhinestones in the bubbles if you look closely.

If any of you happen to be considering purchasing this charm off eBay, please be careful! There are many fakes!

Offtopic: Yorkie Airplane Charm

10 Dec

Another Juicy Couture charm for my small collection. :) Purchased this one off eBay!

It’s a Yorkie in an airplane! I love how vibrant the orange is… AND the propellers and wheels spin. <3

I’m not so fond of the recent charms that Juicy has released. It seems like the newer charms aren’t very detailed… I hope they change that soon! Until then I’ll keep buying older charms on eBay or the outlets. :)

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