Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Glittery Goodness With Jordana

A few weeks ago I was playing around and making some more nail polish earrings and came up with some color combos that I liked so much that I decided to use them for a manicure.

From L-R I used Sephora by OPI (SOPI) Techno Girl, Jordana Glitters Sequins, Jordana Glitters Cosmic and Nubar Blue Hydrangea.

I absolutely love these Jordana Glitters polishes! Cosmic is a mix of silver, green and turquoise hex glitter with a huge sprinkling of tiny blue glitter in the background. Sequins is a mix of turquoise, silver and bright pink hex glitters with tiny red glitter in the background. The background of tiny glitter give these polishes so much more depth and interest than the usual glitter in a clear polish. And they are really inexpensive too; $2.99 per bottle. My only problem is that they closest place that sells them is KMart and I am 35 minutes away from one. Otherwise I would probably own every single one of the colors. Hopefully I can get more in the future because I have a feeling I will be wearing these a lot; and making a lot of earrings out of them. I couldn't stop staring at my nails the whole time I was wearing this manicure.

And here are the earrings that started the whole thing; I love these pics because you can really see the glitter in all of its fabulousness (is that even a word?).

So, there ya have it. Short, sweet and to the point. I hope you all are having a fabulous week!

'Til we meet again...
Rebecca  :)

*I purchased all of these products myself.*

Monday, July 9, 2012

My 4th Of July Eyes

Hello! So, my second post within a week. Woo hoo! I actually had an unexpected day off today; I got a text last night asking if I wanted to take today off. Who am I to refuse right?

Anyway, today I have some pics of the makeup I wore on my eyes on the 4th of July. I decided to do something fun using red, white and blue shadows. It doesn't sound very wearable but it actually was and I was pretty happy with the way it turned out. First, here are the products I used:

I started the whole thing off with Urban Decay Primer Potion which works really well for me. If I don't use a primer my eyeshadow will crease like nobody's business within an hour. On top of the primer I used a layer of Darling Girl Cosmetics White Rabbit paint pot to give an even paler base for the color. Next was MAC Chill all over the lid, the red shade from the Wet 'n Wild Enter A New Realm palette in the crease, MAC Tilt above that and I lined my eyes with the blue shade in the Wet 'n Wild Earth Looks Small From Down Here palette. I then used MAC Cork in my brows and a random Bare Escentuals mascara from a long-ago holiday gift set.

I really love the Wet 'n Wild eye shadow palettes. First of all, they are only $2.99 for 3 colors. Secondly, they are really good quality! Most of the shadows are very soft (but not so soft that they crumble), very pigmented, and they last the whole day. I remember wearing super frosty pink Wet 'n Wild lipgloss back in the day. And one of my all-time favorite nail polishes is a shimmery royal blue from ages age. It brings me back for sure and makes me feel old....

Oh yeah, I should probably show you a picture of my eyes right? Well, eye...I only took a picture of one. And here it is:

I really liked how this looked! And it lasted perfectly all day long. I didn't want to take it off before I went to bed, but as we all know it's not good to go to bed with our makeup on. :)

'Til We Meet Again

Rebecca  :)

*I purchased all of these products myself. *

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

4th of July Fun With Elemental Styles

Hello everyone! Sorry it's been so long since my last post; I really have no excuses except it's a teensy bit difficult sharing a computer and not having a functioning laptop anymore. Other than that, I've just been a bit lazy and uninspired I guess.

 Anyway, today I have a super sparklicious 4th of July manicure. It's from a new-to-me indie polish company called Elemental Styles. I really like the concept behind all of the polish names and colors. They are all based on elements from the periodic table. I had been wanting to get a red/white/blue polish but was having a hard time deciding which one to get. I saw a notice on the Elemental Styles blog that her take on patriotic polish was available and would arrive in time to wear it for the 4th. And poof! Just like that my decision was made for me. The polish is called 95 U.S.A-mericium. Americium is the 95th element and is a soft and silver-white in color (pretty appropriate) and is most commonly used in smoke detectors. And that my friends is your fun fact for the day.

95 U.S.A-mericium is described on the Etsy site as "a clear polish filled with fine red and blue glitter and ultrafine silver glitter! It's also got two sizes of matte white hex glitters." I decided to use a silver basecoat so the red, white and blue would really stand out and the one I chose was Goldie Lost. And here it is: one coat of Lost topped by 3 coats of 95 U.S.A-mericium:

I really love how this turned out. It's so sparkly and festive. 95 U.S.A-mericium was really easy to apply. There was so much glitter that I didn't have to fish for it at all and even the large white hex glitter pieces came out on their own without any coaxing. And because I've been making a ton of jewelry lately I decided to make a pair of earrings too.

I really love how these turned out also! Unfortunately I didn't receive the polish in enough time to make any to sell but I will definitely have them for next year!

You can buy the Elemental Styles polishes on Etsy: I definitely want to get more of her polishes in the future. And you can check out the Elemental Styles blog here:

I hope everyone is having a great day. Have fun and stay safe!

'Til we meet again.
Rebecca  :)