Friday, August 23, 2013

Back to school Matte Manicure

Hey gals!!!

Today I have a cute mani I did for my Goddaughter Kelsie on the night before her first day of 10th grade. She picked the colors she wanted and the accent nails. I think it came out adorable on her!!! 

Please excuse her cuticles. LOL either she had a nervous fit or that girl needs to drink more water!!! 

For the black polish I used 2 coats of Wet & Wild's Ebony Hates Chris. Then I put on 1 coat of OTD top coat. Once that dried she really wanted a matte finish so we put a coat of Essie's Matte Magic on top. I just loved it matte!!!! 

On the pointer finger she really wanted to use gold striping tape to create a smile line for the french effect.  On the ring finger I used one coat of Essie's Case Study. Then to give it more of a gold metallic effect I used one coat of Nails Inc Special Effects mirror metallic in Stratford. (This came out so gorgeous I was a little sad to do nail art on it LOL) I then used my dotting tool and Finger Paint's Sparkle and Snowflake to do the inside of the cheetah print and then more of Ebony Hates Chris to do the outline with a nail art brush. 

Turned out super cute right?! Hopefully it worked out for her and all her teenage friends thought so too LOL It kind of makes me want to paint my nails like this too! Especially since my nails are a hot mess right now since I spent the day painting a community center for the United Way's Day of Caring. It was super fun and an amazing cause. I definitely want to volunteer again next year!

On my way home I stopped by Carson's Clinique counter to buy some face soap and a pressed powder to take advantage of their Bonus Bag giveaway and I must say I am totally LOVING the freebie lipstick, Surprise, that came in it. It makes me can't wait for fall! Here's a quick lil' snapshot in case you are debating whether or not to buy something to get the free bag of goodies LOL. MUAH!


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Liebster Award!

Hey guys, I've been nominated for a 'Liebster Award', it is awarded to bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The award helps blogs get more readers and become a bigger part of the blogging community which is always good!

A huge thank you to Lolli K  for nominating me! 

What to do:

1. Come up with 10 facts about yourself

2. You answer the 10 questions that your nominator gave you

3. Nominate  bloggers who have under 200 followers and link them in the post

4. Come up with 10 new questions for the nominees to answer

5. Inform the nominees so they can do their responses
So with out further ado, away we go....
10 Facts about me
1. I work full time as part of the retail management team of a bank.
2. I work part time at Sephora inside of JC Penney
3. I just got engaged in April!!!
4. I love to read young adult fiction despite being in my (very shhhh) late 20s.
5. I turn 30 at the end of October this year, YIKES!
6. I am half Filipino.
7. Both of my parents live in the Philippines on different islands.
8. My only sibling, my sister Diana, lives in Vegas. ( I miss her )
9. I have a million different hobbies which is very stressful for both my fiancé and my tiny apartment.
10. I am super embarrassed to tell anyone the address for my blog in person even if they ask me about my nails.
Lolli's Questions
1.) Moisturiser or Foundation? I must have both on like everyday LOL!!!
2.) Do you have a nickname? Jeannie pretty much is my nickname, Virginia is my real first name.
3.) Favourite band/artist? I have so many!!! Mostly I like pop artists like Katy Perry or Fun. I just love music in general. Usually there is something I find I enjoy in any genre.
4.) What is your favourite make up brand? OMG seriously... I work at Sephora so I have a sad addiction to something by almost every brand LOL
5.) Who is your favourite celebrity? Hmmmm male I would say currently I am obsessed with Channing Tatum and female probably Kristen Wig.
6.) What is your favourite film? My current favorite film is Pitch Perfect. I just loved the characters and the singing!
7.) Tea or Coffee? I love both, but if I had to pick one over the other I guess it would be coffee. Only if I could have flavored creamer along with it though.
8.) Would you rather do without TV or Internet? I guess I would rather go with out TV because I could always pull up my favorite shows from some website online.  
9.) When did you start blogging? February of last year so not too long ago. But I haven't really been super regular about it. Especially once I got a second job.
10.) Favourite hair product? I love clip in hair extensions!!! They are so fun :)
My Nominees:
My Questions:
1. What made you start your blog?
2. What type of camera do you use to take your pictures?
3. Who is your blog's biggest fan?
4. What is your one piece of make up that you could not live with out?
5. Zombies, Werewolves, or Vampires???
6. What is your all time favorite lunch?
7. What woman do you most admire?
8. What is your occupation?
9. What would your dream job be?
10. What is the best thing you have ever won?
Thanks again to Lolli K! I can't wait to read everyone's awesome answers :)

Friday, August 9, 2013

Dots on Stripes and some more Sephora Sale Goodies

Hi Ladies!!!!

Today I have a new manicure that was so fun to do. I don't know why, probably just my love of all things glitter LOL.



For this manicure I used OPI's I'm Indi-A Mood For Love, which is a gorgeous pink, on my thumbs, middle and ring finger. I used 2 coats even though it was opaque with one and OTD top coat.

Next I used Essie's awesome silver glitter polish called Set in Stone on my pinkie and pointer fingers. It took me 3 coats to get a totally opaque glitter nail. I absolutely can not abdicate this glitter polish enough. With just 1 coat of OTD top coat it was completely smooth unlike most glitter polishes which seem to just eat up all your top coat and are still textured no matter how many coats you use.  Lastly, I used Wet n Wild Ebony Hates Chris to draw the lines and my dotting tool to make the black dots. Then I used Illamaqua Scorch to do the smaller white dots inside of the black dots. I totally love this retro print!

Just in case anyone was wondering the black flower is for your hair and can be found at The Icing on clearance for $1.88. I also got some more polishes from Sephora inside of JCP because their Sephora by OPI polishes that were already marked down 50% off to $4.50 are even cheaper now and are on sale 3 for $10 making them about $3.33 woohoo!!!

As you can see, I couldn't just buy 3 lol somehow I ended up with 6, whoops! Sorry the picture wasn't very good! I got (from left to right) Metro Too Chic, Chestnuts About You, White Hot, Never Enough Sleep, Traffic Stopper Copper,  & To the Glitter End at the very top. Enjoy your weekends!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Second Chance at Water Marbling

Hello Dolls!

Today I was so happy to be able to give water marbling a second try. If you look back on my blog you will see I haven't attempted it for over a year when my first try came out pretty lack luster. I am happy to say that this year's came out much better than last year's. Let's just say that you won't catch me putting up a video tutorial of the process any time soon since I would have to bleep out all the obscenities that may have come out of my mouth during this process LOL.

It is truly amazing to me how you can use the same exact polish colors in the same exact order and get something so different each time?! I guess I will try to work on my consistency for next time.

The polishes I used for this water marbling are as follows (there were a lot, sorry!)
Periwinkle color- Loreal Royalty Reinvented
Yellow- Zoya Pippa (I just love this yellow cream)
Neon Green - Dots Spectra Green
Blue- Zoya Yummy
Red- Essie Raspberry
I didn't really use any rhyme or reason when dropping the colors into the water. I just knew that I wanted to avoid putting the red and green directly next to one another because I didn't want it to turn out looking like Christmas. Hope you like it! Since this try wasn't as hideous maybe I won't wait an entire year to try this again. Enjoy your day XOXO

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Nude & Neon Stripes

Hey lovely ladies!

I had a super busy week this week between working and getting to see some of my family lately. I wanted a quick manicure that would still pop. Since it was summer, I definitely needed neons for this. Unfortunately, even the brightest neon yellow I owned didn't really work as well as I wanted it to. If I try this again I will definitely try using a white underneath any of the neons to help it show up better.

For this manicure I used striping tape to get the straight lines. Polish used included Sinful Colors Neon melon and Essie Case study. I wish I would have had thicker striping tape to make thicker lines, though. After I removed the tape I tried to add a little thickness to the neon yellow lines free hand, but that didn't work out so well, FAIL! 

All in all I didn't really care for how this manicure turned out. It seemed much nicer in my head before I actually tried it out LOL I'm going to try water marbling (my second try) next to hopefully that will turn out much better. But I guess they can't all be winners.