Some Random NOTDs

Hey y’all. I spent the weekend trying to clean up my photo cache as well as post drafts, and I can tell you I’ve really been holding out on you!

As always – my attempts are to stick to a two a day posting schedule, but we’ll see how that goes.

Check out my NOTDs from the past that I forgot to post in a timely fashion, and let me know which colors and/or companies your nails have been itchin’ to wear!

Photobucket Photobucket
OPI Suede Ink on left Illamasqua in Lament on right

Photobucket Photobucket
ORLY in Enchanted Forest with China Glaze Matte Magic top coat on right

Photobucket Photobucket
Essie in Mesmerize with China Glaze Matte Magic top coat on right
sorry for the mess of an application!

Photobucket Photobucket
Color Club in Revvolution no flash on left and with flash on right

Which one is your fave?

tweetmeme_url = ''; http://tweetmeme.com/i/scripts/button.js

EOTD/FOTD?

This isn’t really a look, as much as it is for the eyes.

This is what I had on when I went shopping with Miss B from ClumpsOfMascara. We did a little shopping damage around 34th street.

With the warm weather coming on (finally) I am starting to use bronzer and blush more now than ever, and I am breaking out all the bright shadows. I usually incorporate them a little bit every here and there, but once the weather is less frigid, I feel like it is a prerequisite for a day’s outing.

And then some silly shots. Took these in Duane Reade as I was charging my iPhone waiting for Miss B. My iPhone loses the charge practically every four-six hours!!

I didn’t take a picture of what I used, but I guess I could if people want it (you don’t do you? :)~ ). I used colors from the eBay 40 color palette, the Lancome Oscillating mascara, Shadow Insurance, and Too Faced, MAC blush in Dainty, and I forgot what MAC product I used for bronzer (it’s been a long weekend!).

And how long has it been since a yaya inspiration board? This one is purple themed, and is a party to beach in mind.

Watcha think?

What the Wind Blue In

The word is in: Blue is the new Black. Who came up with that phrase anyway? (Some window shopping for you? Why of course, click here for Bergdorf’s take on the shade’s of blue for spring in costs that will cause your wallet to go plenty shades of red.)

Not one to disappoint, here are some swatches from the blues of the nail world! (and an obligatory inspiration board to match!)

Sally Hansen Polish in Navy Baby.

It’s a little more blue-er than this but I just couldn’t make the photos work for Sally. Also – I wasn’t as happy with this polish. Though I’m an avid Sally purchaser, I am not much of a fan, and have yet to be converted. This polish was runny for me and stained my nails. That’s a pet peeve with me and nail polishes. The color still looked great though!
(Walgreens, Sally Hansen)

LA Girl Flare Nail Polish (don’t know the color! it’s not on it the pooper – can’t find it online in that color either – but I got it from Urban) This photo also came out pooptacular but the color is more true to life in the first pic w/all the polishes together.

This one is an alright pick for me. The colors for this entire line are very vibrant and always make a statement. There usually is very minimal guesswork for the color translation from the bottle to the nail, b/c it’s always true to color. If any downside, I’d say the polishes don’t last long as my others (hello Essie, OPI) but they’re affordable ($3.50 – $5) and do the job. A lot of them also accomplish a matte-like finish if you don’t do a top coat or if you have a matte top coat(does that exist ?)
(Urban Outfitters, Cherry Culture)

Milani nail polish in Bolting Blue.
Came out true to color! yay!

Has got to be my favorite right now! This polish is super easy to put on, doesn’t mess too much, is just the right mix of sturdy and liquid (does that make sense? lol) and comes in great colors. Plus it’s a drugstore easy find and pretty cheap. Hello stores? I’m coming for more!!
(CVS doesn’t have this color online, Milani, Walgreens)

Can you tell I love me some Inspiration Boards?

Blues
Blues – by missyaya on Polyvore.com

EOTD/Birthdays

Hey kids

In the month of February, I have been to two birthday parties. Both for cute lil’ one year olds. One for a girl and one for a boy. I find it funny that as I think about these looks they are both using similar makeup. Of course, of course – inspiration boards as well!

Take a look and tell me what you think. Don’t forget about the contest up above y’all!

Olivia’s 1st Birthday


As you can see, I didn’t go over one eye to match the hues, so you have a bright eye and a subdued eye. Oh well – I was late!

Guerlain Eye Shadow Base (got it at Sephora but can’t find anywhere online-stay tuned)
Shiseido Hydro-Powder Eye Shadow (Sephora)
in
H14 Proenza Schouler Blue
Body Shop
Natural Minerals (The Body Shop)
in 06 Molten Bronze
Chanel
Inimitable Mascara (Macy‘s)
in 10 Black

Johari’s 1st Birthday

Shiseido Hydro-Powder Eye Shadow as base (Sephora)
in
H2 White Lights
Milani
Milani Runway Eyes Eye Shadow (Walgreen’s)
in Shamrock
Body Shop Natural Minerals (The Body Shop)
in 06 Molten Bronze
Chanel
Inimitable Mascara (Macy‘s)
in 10 Black