Monday, June 27, 2016

L'oreal Hidden Gems


Morning all~

I was making a polish run at Walgreens to see if they had any of the new Wet n Wild Nail Tints yet, and I found this lovely L'oreal on clearance for 3.98, so she had to come home with me. This is L'oreal Hidden Gems, it's a deep indigo with sapphire and silver mini hex glitter, and it dries to a textured finish. This is three coats, and it has an awesome wear time, but textured polishes always tend to wear well. 



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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Keeva Tea Tree Oil Serum



Morning all!

In the past I would make sure to use a serum every night,  usually something with hyaluronic acid or retinol, but lately my skincare routine has gotten extremely basic, I usually just use some jojoba oil and that's it.

Not all serums play nice with jojoba oil, I've had quite a few that rub off in weird little patches, I suppose it's just the oil not blending well with whichever serum I'm using that night. I've also been using 100% tea tree oil to treat any spots, but that can be a bit too harsh for nightly use, so I was intrigued by this serum by Keeva, they were kind enough to send it over for me to test. 
It came in a pretty green glass bottle with a encased dropper, the serum itself is extremely watery, and doesn't have much of a scent. The number one ingredient is actually water, then tea tree oil, my hunch is this serum is very diluted. I'm accustomed to using straight tea tree oil so I wasn't too impressed, but I'm sure with continued use this would improve my overall complexion. I'll keep this lovely container on my vanity because it's cute, but I wouldn't shell out fifteen bucks for this watery mixture.

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

What's up buttercup? + some snapshots of the past week



Morning all!

I feel like the past couple weeks have been insanely busy, but in reality I've not gotten much done :/ I'm lagging behind on reviews so this weekend is going to be spent playing catch up, and probably wasting time playing Agario (I never got into CandyCrush but I've become completely addicted to this).

reading: Every Day by David Leviathan
listening to:
watching: Akikan!
eating: tim tams and chex mix
on my nails: Mmmmm doughnuts
wearing: yoga pants and t-shirts
slices of the internet: this creative way to remove polish
looking forward to: Rose City Comic Con
planning on: posting a toothbrush makeup brush review soon
playing: waaay to much agario
feeling: worn out

goodies from an Asian bakery in Portland

playing around with fairy lights and my tea fixings

found this lil guy at the beach

beautiful day in Depoe Bay

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Nail Art Alphabet

A is for Acetone

Evening all!

This post has been a long time coming, un-surprisingly it was tough to come up with a nail art technique for every letter of the alphabet, I cheated a bit on a couple letters, but this was a lot of fun to pull together! And be sure to check out the accounts of these awesome nail artists to see more of their work.


B is for Bubble Nails

C is for Creme

D is for Dry Brushing
A video posted by Ard As Nails (@ardasnailsuk) on

E is for Emery Boards! 

A photo posted by R. B. Pillay (@rbpillay) on
F is for Fish Tails
G is for Gradient 

H is for Holographic 

I is for Ikat 

A photo posted by Chalkboard Nails (Sarah) (@chalkboardnails) on
J is for Jelly 

K is for Konad 

L is Louboutin Tips

A photo posted by Катя Самбука (@miss_saambuuka) on
M is for Monarch Wings 

A photo posted by Kasey Brenelle (@kaseybrenelle) on
N is for Nubbins! 

O is for One Stroke

P is for Pond Mani 

Q is for Quilted Nails 

R is for Ruffian Nails 

S is for Shattered Nails 

T is for Textured 

U is for UV Gel 

W is for Watermarble 

X is for X's and O's 

A photo posted by Heather @ Gossip Salon Studios (@heathertellez) on
Y is for Yellow Nails (my least used color) 

A photo posted by heart-nails_Ire_nee (@heartnails_ire_neee) on
And Z is for Zebra Print! 

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Mmmmm doughnuts


Morning all!

I have another yummy mani using the Bundle Monster plate BM-614, it's so hard to find a plate where I love every single image. I'm thinking on using the cats next, so keep an eye out!
I'm not fond of how this color combo looks, too 80's for me. I should have gone with a different glitter topper, but c'est la vie.

Mani Ingredients
Wet n Wild Megalast Candid Affair
L.A Colors Speckled
Salon Perfect Oh Snap!
BM-614


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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Milk & Cookie Cravings


Morning all!

I'm trying to stay positive with these shorty nails by using my smaller stamping images, before the chop I was never be able to use a lot of my bundle monster full nail images because they were too short to cover my whole nail, but I can utilize them now that I'm in the nubbin club.

Mani ingredients
Spoiled Visually Slimming
Forever 21 unnamed crelly
Wet n Wild Top Coat
BM-614

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Monday, June 13, 2016

8 Fictional Characters That Give Me Serious Nail Envy

Morning all!

While watching tv, nail art always jumps out at me, I just saw Alice Through The Looking Glass in theaters and I loved the white queen's black chevron tips, I'll definitely be trying them soon! And I've always wanted to get my hands on a bottle of Ironic Taffy~

Here are some awesome designs or just impressive nails from movies of the past:

Yubaba from Spirited Away

Rin from Free!

Drusilla from BTVS

Gossamer has some lovely black and yellow french tips :P

Effie Trinket from Hunger Games

                                   
                                   I wish painting my nails is as easy as that looks

Sugalite from Steven Universe

Spike from BTVS (maybe he got his style from Dru?)
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