I hope everyone had a fabulous New Years! I had a pretty laid back NYE this year since I had to work both NYE and NY day. Totally drew the short end on that stick! All in all though, it was nice just having a bit of extra time to spend with my fiance. Now on to the goods. Warning though, it's a long post. But if you're not really into make up, just nails, you can totally skip the end LOL
Of course this January I had to take advantage of Zoyas 3 free polishes. It's just so hard to pick only 3. I'm sure they bank on that knowing the more you try their polishes, the more you want. They are that amazing. If you've never tried them, I highly recommend you do. The colors are great, they don't smell much, and they are free of a lot of the harmful chemicals that can be found in a lot of other polishes.
This manicure is Zoya's Bevin on my thumb pointer and middle finger. Isn't is a relaxing pale green/blue/gray color?! On my ring and pinkie finger I used a chevron magnetic polish by Nails Inc called Trifalgar Square. This picture didn't capture the chevron design too well, but it came out so pretty. Definitely the best magnetic polish I have ever used. I couldn't stop staring at it. The silver stud on my middle finger I got in a pack off of Ebay.
Here's a pic of the other Zoya polishes I got for the 3 free sale. They are Blaze, Perrie, & Bevin.
I should also probably tell you that I got the Nails Inc magnetic polish from Sephora on clearance for only $3.99 along with their black Leather Finish polish that was on clearance for $2.99. While I was there, I also cashed in some of my Beauty Insider points for one of their 500 point perks that I think you will like, the Buff and Blush Collection. (Kind of makes me think of the line from Steel Magnolias where she says, "My colors are blush and bashful." LOL)
Gorgeous right! From left to right they are Porchester Square, Nottinghill Gate, & South Molten Street. I can't wait to try these especially since they were free yay!
In case you were wondering what else I bought there... I also got the Lorac Pro Palette to go. I love this brand. My local Sephora inside of JC Penney has their whole Lorac brand 25% off right now so I got a great deal on this!
With the discount it came to about $28! Not bad for everything you get in this. The eye shadows blend amazingly. The blush and bronzer are two of my favorites too. Now I just have to go on vacation somewhere so I have an excuse to take this palette to go!
I was in the market for a new blush too and since I just got the Naked 3 palette I was looking for something to go with the rose hued family. I found exactly what I was looking for in Rockateur by Benefits. It is a gorgeous rose gold hue and it is definitely one of the most beautiful laser-cut designs I have ever seen in a blush. I loved how this blush looked on as well and it did pair very nicely with the Naked 3 just as I had hoped!
Last but not least I grabbed the full size of the They're Real mascara from Benefit. After I tried the mini I got in my birthday gift from Sephora, I was head over heels in love! I have the shortest stubbiest Asian lashes ever and they do not curl whatsoever. This not only made my lashes seem way darker and fuller, but also pulled them upward like they were curled!!! Definitely a must try if you are in the market for a new mascara!
After all that my wallet was pretty empty, but my spirits were high :D Hope you all have a wonderful day and thanks for checking out my blog !