Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Must have holiday!

Jingle G

Jingle all the way with Jingle G! A warm, cozy fragrance, this fruity-oriental scent is perfect for nuzzling underneath the mistletoe. 

Decked out in a festive red and white suit, Jingle G has a built-in hook in her cap that enables her to become a holiday tree ornament. (ekkkkk too cute)

With a bright red hair bow and gold belt buckle to hold up her three-button suit, Jingle G is ready to celebrate the holiday dressed in festive style. 

 White Star Fruit, Gardenia, Tangerine, Honeysuckle, Orange Blossom, Jasmine, Vanilla, Cedarwood, Lace Benzion Tears. 

 Warm. Cozy. Festive.

Monday, October 3, 2011

What the heck is a BB Cream?

I'm back Bitches!

According to Wikipedia: 

BB cream, also known as Blemish Balm, Blemish Base or Beblesh Balm, is a cosmetic item sold mainly in East and Southeast Asia.

Originally formulated in Germany by Dr. med. Christine Schrammek, it was initially used by dermatologists to help laser surgery patients protect, soothe and refine highly sensitive skin while providing light coverage for post-laser scars, acne and other blemishes.

BB creams come in a variety of different formulations and qualities. Some are said to have skin whitening or brightening properties. Others are anti-acne, some are anti-wrinkle, some are intended to even out skin tone, and yet others to lighten blemish scars.

BB creams are sometimes used like a primer under foundation, and if tinted may even replace foundation and some newer ones will have functions of primer, foundation, moisturizer, sun block, pore minimization and skin refining together which can save time and money in make-up.
I'd personally never heard of BB cream until I was searching Sephora for an anti-aging product that would smooth and possibly work as a primer.

What Sephora says:  

What it does:
This instant morning routine gives skin just about everything it needs for a quick start. SPF protection, antioxidants for prevention, plus enough coverage to banish imperfections. The perfect primer, too. Why is BB Cream an Asian cult favorite? Clinique's clients in Asia know it means perfect-looking skin. It will take you a minute to realize it's true.

What else you need to know:
Complexions with very fair to pink undertones, use Shade 1. Very fair, moderately fair and golden undertones, use Shade 2.

I was a shade 2 for sure...the pink was totally mask-like. 

Price: $37

I took it home and gave it a try.  I must admit this product is pretty great...it gives the skin a glow and evenness I haven't been able to achieve with my foundation alone.  It's not full coverage, but I felt comfortable leaving the house without foundation..which I never do.

I think my skin actually looks better and brighter.  This might be my new secret product.

Get it here.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Gelish, Gelish and more Gelish

Here are some more colors:)

Exhale (thanks Jen)!

Red Roses.


1: 1323 - Sleek White
2: 1324 - Simple Sheer
3: 1325 - Forever Beauty
4: 1326 - Ambience
5: 1327 - Light Elegant
6: 1328 - Bashful
7: 1329 - Reserve
8: 1330 - Exhale
9: 1331 - Passion
10: 1332 - Gossip Girl
11: 1333 - High Bridge
12: 1334 - Tiger Blossom
1: 1359 - Taffeta
2: 1360 - Wicked
3: 1361 - Ivory Coast
4: 1362 - Night Shimmer
5: 1363 - Good Gossip
6: 1364 - Ocean Wave
7: 1365 - Mint Icing
8: 1366 - Samuri
9: 1367 - Vegas Nights
10: 1368 - Midnight Caller
11: 1369 - Rose Garden
12: 1370 - Silver Sand
1: 1347 - Allure
2: 1348 - Black Shadow
3: 1349 - Caution
4: 1350 - Deep Sea
5: 1351 - Night Reflection
6: 1352 - Tumberline Violet
7: 1353 - June Bride
8: 1354 - Golden Treasure
9: 1355 - Bronzed
10: 1356 - Twinkle
11: 1357 - Vanilla Silk
12: 1358 - Water Field

1: 1335 - Princess Tiara
2: 1336 - Rendezvous
3: 1337 - Stand Out
4: 1338 - Star Burst
5: 1339 - Elegant Wish
6: 1340 - Sweet Chocolate
7: 1341 - Seafoam
8: 1342 - Bella's Vampire
9: 1343 - Red Roses
10: 1344 - Dessert Sands
11: 1345 - Moroccan Nights
12: 1346 - Tassles

Monday, April 4, 2011

Amazing Cosmetics Rocks!

Facebook is good for so many things....look what I won last week, this awesome little gift bag from Amazing Cosmetics. All I needed to do was post a pic on their wall of my makeup bag containing one of their products.  Luckily I had my Shine lipgloss :) Make sure you follow them on Facebook..I'm sure they'll be doing more give-a-ways soon. Did I mention I love their products.

My Shine Lipgloss :)

Aww thanks for the note!
Can't wait to wear these spring colors!!! Come on warm weather.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My birthday month is almost here!

I do declare...

April is my birthday month! 

Starting in mid-March I began to receive wonderful gifts for goods and services from my favorite shops and online vendors. Victoria Secret sent me a $10 off coupon, Anthro gave me 15% off, free dinners, $5 off shoes at DSW, birthday cake body wash from Sephora...I'm in heaven.

Check out Anthro's gift...it came in a little linen pouch..just gorgeous.  I always say I'm a sucker for packaging, especially since 15% isn't going to help me much at Anthro! :) xoxo


Philosophy The Birthday Party

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

More Gelish Colors

So, here are some more Gelish colors.  I've found it very hard to buy online since the color swatches they provide isn't a very good indicator of what the actual color looks like. I have many more I still need to try..will post as I wear them.  Hope this helps.


Not as pink as I expected.  I ordered this for a French Manicure but it didn't work so well.  I prefer a pinker color for the French.

Star Burst ~
Note how the color looks much more purple in the description than it does on the nail.

One of my favs. 

Gossip Girl~
A friend shared this pic...thanks Crystal!! I love this color..I'll add it to the list :) 

Another gorgeous color..thanks Jenny!!

I found this color wheel which might help, not all colors are listed.

1 Bashful
2 Vanilla silk
3 Tassles
4 Moroccan nights
5 Desert sands
6 Taffeta
7 Ambience
8 Wicked
9 Ivory coast
10 Bronzed
11 Allure
12 Twinkle
13 Red roses
14 Good gossip
15 Rose Garden
16 Rendevous
17 Samuri
18 Night shimmer
19 Seafoam
20 Mint icing

Search Amazon.com for Gelish

Sunday, March 20, 2011

bows are beautiful. hats are fine.

Lovin hats and bows right now. I'm actually making hair bows and pins for my craft show.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Handmade Arcade

Good news yesterday! A friend and I have been accepted as vendors in the Spring 2011 handmade arcade show in Pittsburgh, April 16th!  Can't wait.

Here's a few samples of my work!

I gotta get to work if I'm going to have enough to sell at the show!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Hey trendy.

:: bold colors.


:: unique prints.

:: nautical.

:: wild.

:: hey 80's.

:: bows.