Saturday, February 15, 2014

Where Have I Been??

Id like to start off by saying that I hope you all had a lovely Valentines Day and got to spend it with the ones you love! I know I haven't posted in a little while and I'm so sorry for that. I've been dealing with a really bad case of pink eye and then on top of that I had a reaction to toxic drops my doctor had prescribed. Schools been really busy since starting the new semester and even though I love my new classes, it's a bit stressful. I just wanted to make this quick little post to say I haven't abandoned my blog forever. I hope to post a tag tomorrow and maybe a week in photos. Hopefully this next week things will calm down and my posting won't be as sporadic. Thank you all for sticking with me! 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

NOTD: Valentine Mani #1

It's finally February and Valentines Day is right around the corner! Despite being single, I'm actually really excited. It's the perfect excuse to bust out all my pink polishes! I went for a color-blocking technique for this mani and I love it! I'll have a few more Valentine NOTDs coming up so look out for those! 

What I Used:

L.A Colors Basecoat/Topcoat Duo
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Celeb City
L.A Colors in Summertime (lightest pink)
L.A Colors in Fuel (middle pink)
Funky Fingers in Pop Artist (hot pink) 
nail tape or regular tape cut into small strips. 

I started by applying my base coat and 2 coats of Celeb City. I gave my nails about 2 hours to dry just to make sure no polish would come off when I took the tape off. I took my tape and made random sections trying to make each nail different. If your having trouble sectioning them, this Pinterest board really helped me. Once I had them sectioned I painted them in which can be pretty messy. I took a q-tip soaked in acetone polish remover to make them look a little neater. I removed the tape exposing the silver lines and followed up with a topcoat. Then your finished! It's a little tedious and requires some patience but I love the outcome! 

What do you think? If you try this be sure to tweet me pictures @beautybloggerrr

Monday, February 3, 2014

Week in Photos #8

1. My new baby. Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick in Lavender Voltage
2. My lastest read: The Makeup Manual by Bobbi Brown. 
3. Soph sleeping away. 
4. My nails of the week! 

I'm sorry this week is so boring and that I didn't post much last week. I've had a pretty bad bacterial eye infection and the weather has been awful I hope this week is a little easier and that you all have a lovely week! 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

#2014BloggerChallenge | Once Upon A Time

Time for topic 3! This week topic is all about books. It couldn't have come at a better time because I just finished the Makeup Manual by Bobbi Brown. 
She has her own line of cosmetics and this book is a step-by-step guide of what products to use for your facial features. Not only does she talk about makeup, but she talks about what skincare items will work for your skin type. It talks about the history of makeup and famous people in the cosmetology field. I thought this book would be the basics and things I already know, but it has tips for people looking to become professional makeup artists. It mentions what you should have on hand and also has tips for having confidence in your work. I absolutely loved this book and will be reading more! 

Have you read this book or others by Bobbi Brown?