Category Archives: Beauty

The Blues: Frostbite and Xanadu

This winter has been so hard on my nails. They are constantly breaking and feel so incredibly brittle even though I am taking vitamins daily. With that being said, because my nails are so short right now I’ve fallen back in love with China Glaze’s Frostbite. I love it because no matter how short your nails are this color will always look good. Although it is my favorite, I wanted to add a little something to it. I picked up this Deborah Lippmann polish in Xanadu a few months ago but I hadn’t used it yet. It’s a lot of glitter so I decided to use it just for an accent nail. Check out the swatches below:

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Xanadu reminds me of Deborah Lippmann’s Mermaid’s Dream but it doesn’t have quite as much texture. I love it nonetheless, but I don’t know if I want to use it for my entire manicure. What do you guys think? What nail polishes have you all been wearing this winter? I’ve seen some pretty awesome Spring collections from China Glaze, Color Club, and Zoya so I am looking forward to wearing bright colors again! Are there any particular collections you guys would like for me to swatch? If so, just let me know!

I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend. Talk to you soon! xx

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5 Ways To Make Yourself Feel Fab

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Everyone has those days when they just don’t feel attractive. I don’t know about you all, but I think the winter months definitely take a toll on your beauty. In the Spring we rush out to get our hair and nails done because we don’t want to get caught out in the city looking a mess. But in the Winter it’s hard to stay motivated when you spend most of your time at home or at work. I thought it would be nice to discuss some things that help me get myself out of the dumps when I don’t feel attractive. Here is what I do when I want to feel fab:

  1. Get Dressed Up to Go Nowhere – I do this all the time. I will wake up in the morning, do my hair, beat my face, put my clothes on and sit on the couch. LOL…I know it sounds lame, but you’d be surprised at how great you feel when you look good, even if you have nowhere to go. Plus, if someone calls you to go hang out, you’ll be ready to step out at a moment’s notice!
  2. Give Yourself a Manicure and Pedicure – You all already know I do this on a regular basis. There is just something about a clean, well manicured nail that looks so chic to me. Therefore, I paint my nails every other day, but I hate giving myself a pedicure! I let the experts handle my feet, and the spa I go to gives the best massages! Take a little trip to your favorite salon and get that mani/pedi girl…
  3. Throw On a Pair of Heels – People that know me personally know that I hate wearing high heel shoes. However, although the hurt like the devil, they do make me feel sexy on the few occasions that I wear them. Put some heels on and find some place to go!
  4. Take a Luxurious Bubble Bath – We are so incredibly busy that we rarely afford ourselves this luxury. Slow down for an hour, fill your tub up with bubbles, grab some strawberries and a glass of wine (or cider), and turn off your cell phone. Listen to some R&B or read a book you’ve been intending to start and relax. You can thank me now. Lol…
  5. Buy Yourself Something Nice – Buying yourself something nice doesn’t mean that you have to go splurge on a huge investment piece. You could buy yourself a lipstick or some other beauty product that makes you feel luxurious. For me, it’s often a lip product or nail polish (obvi)…

These are just a few things I like to do to make myself feel good…However, everyone is different so let me know what you all do in order to make yourselves feel beautiful. I just might add it to my regime.

I hope you all are having a wonderful week! Be blessed…xoxo

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Ulta Haul

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I haven’t really been in the shopping mood recently (I’ve only been to the mall like once in the past several weeks), but I was excited to go to Ulta with my mom and my sister Sunday. I picked up a few things that I’ve been wanting to try and other products that I have used up and wanted to replenish.

So I bought two Maybelline lipsticks from their Sensational Vivids line. Wild Rose (on the left) and On Fire Red (on the right) were my picks. I also picked up two of Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lip glosses in Snow Pink and Sugar Violet. I had Sugar Violet already but it’s practically gone now.

Of course, I had to pick up my favorite nail polish remover, which is made by Ulta. I am telling you, all you have to do is stick your nails in and they come out clean with very little work. Love this remover! And yes, I needed two!

All Maybelline and Revlon products were buy one, get one 50% off so I got a pretty good deal on these lippies. I also had a $3.50 off coupon, which always helps. There were a ton of things on sale, so you may want to check out your local Ulta stores when you get a chance.

I hope everyone is enjoying their week! xx

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Organized Beauty: Make-Up

Having an abundance of make-up can easily get disorganized. Since I am on a mission to begin my year off right, I thought I would show how I am furthering my organization. Here is what the majority of my make-up looked like before I organized it into two drawers:

BEFORE ( A Mess!)

AFTER (Still a mess, but an improvement...Lol)

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Now I could probably organize these further, but honestly, I don’t care that much about make-up to do anything more with it…Lol…This is as good as it gets! I had to stack some things on top of each other mainly because I refuse to let my make-up go beyond these two drawers. As you can see, lip products and eye shadows are my weaknesses!

Here are some clear storage trays that you may find useful in organizing your own make-up collections (from the Container Store):

Lipsticks and Glosses

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Happy Organizing!! XOXO

Image Credits: The Container Store

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