Jul 22 2009

Too Faced Fall: Metal-Eyed and Living in Sin

I went to pick up some nail polish remover from Ulta but of course, I can’t go into a makeup store and not look at the makeup! I found a whole array of new Too Faced products. I’m not sure if they’re fall or late summer or just new products, especially since the only thing …

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Jul 21 2009

Swatches: China Glaze Retro Diva preview

With its Retro Diva collection, China Glaze is putting a twist on its tagline – from “Live in Colour” to “Relive in Colour.” Although I’ve heard that it seems to be a 70s-themed collection, it took me back to the 80s as well (you’ll see what I mean!). Some of the names – like Cruisin’ and Free Love – …

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Jul 20 2009

5 & 10 Finds

This past weekend, my boyfriend and I drove out to Jim Thorpe, PA, to celebrate our two-year dating anniversary with a weekend getaway in the mountains. The trip was amazing and rejuvenating. I learned a lot about a little town, dipped my hand into the cold, rushing water of the Lehigh River, climbed into an …

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Jul 17 2009

If you like it, others might too!

I thought it might be nice to include some of what you said were your favorite nail polishes, and link them to a site where you can see them and possibly buy them if you fall in love with them, too 🙂 Daniele said that Essie Sugar Daddy is her “go-to color.” I can see …

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Jul 16 2009

Thursday Poll 7/16 and Watermelon mani!

Happy Thursday! I thought I’d start off the Thursday poll post with Nail of the Day (NOTD) photos: China Glaze Watermelon Rind and Claire’s Glitzy make a yummy mani 🙂 I did my ring fingers first with the design, and showed them to my boyfriend. I asked him what they reminded him of and he …

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Jul 15 2009

To matte or not to matte? Here is a comparison!

I decided I had to try the matte nail polish craze. My nails with Essie’s Chubby Cheeks (from their Summer 2009 collection) with two coats, in the sun: It’s a great summer color! Now, here it is with Essie’s Matte About You matte finisher. You use one coat in place of a top coat: You …

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Jul 14 2009

Vibrating mascara goes drug-store brand

I saw an ad for Maybelline’s Pulse Perfection by Define-A-Lash as I flipped through my August issue of Allure. I’d seen advertisements for products like Oscillation by Lancome, and Estee Lauder’s Turbo Lash. But I didn’t buy into it because I don’t see spending $32/$35 for mascara that’s supposed to only be used for three …

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Jul 13 2009

MAC Cosmetics Fall 2009

MAC cosmetics has launched their Fall 2009 line, Colour Craft. I’m a fan of MAC’s LipGlass, Lipstick and eyeshadows so I went to check it out. I was particularly impressed with Marblelized LipGlass in Pretty Pattern (I took a pic but it didn’t show up well…it’s also a bit browner than the example on the web site). …

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Jul 12 2009


Here I am, 32-years-old, with a zit on my left cheek. Lucky me! It’s like I’m a teenager all over again! (Of course, without the benefit of having the summer off and no financial responsibility. *Sigh*) I typically don’t wear a full foundation or concealer in summer, but when I have a zit, and I …

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Jul 10 2009

At the (nail?) of the matte-r

I’ve been Goggling around and found out that some of the hot nail trends for Fall 2009 are starting to debut. Some of these nail collections are already available for purchase on line! One that baffles me is the matte nail. There’s been buzz around the nail blogging community about this, and you can see some great …

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