Monday, October 31, 2011

Dramatic Cool Tones

Happy Halloween!!!

It was just one of those nights. I always love to play with makeup, and some nights before my shower I'll do crazy dramatic looks. This one is using shadows from the e.l.f. 100 Eyeshadow Palette. I also used the e.l.f. Studio Cream Eyeliner in Punk Purple, Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Mullet.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Mishmash Gradient

This was one of those manicures with no real inspiration, or plan. But rather just having lots of fun seeing how different colors turn out! I used a cosmetic sponge to apply different layers of OPI Funkey Dunkey, Revlon Ocean Breeze, and Revlon Mistletoe.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

First Attempt at Water Marbling!

Sooo I finally tried it! And surprisingly it was a lot easier than I thought. After a few tries I figured out just how long to wait so the polish was still wet, but not too wet or too dry. And that fast drying nail polish does not work at all! My results are nothing near perfect, but it was still a fun experience which I will be trying many more times.
OPI Miami Beet and OPI Fit for a Queensland

Friday, October 14, 2011

Fall Foliage

When I was at Harmon the other day I was searching through the thousands of polish colors for something dark, fall-like, and unlike what I have. I found Sally Hansen 330 Gray Area and fell in love. Although the name says it's gray, its actually more of a dark purple-gray. It may be a little early for such a dark polish, but still love it. I used image plate M71 and LA Colors Baby Pink for the flower and leaves which I think looks more like turning fall leaves. 
Sally Hansen Gray Area with LA Colors Baby Pink

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Silver Slivers

Something I have been trying to do is paint my nails in ways that "transition" between the seasons. Aka I'm trying to stretch out summer trends as long as possible. So this is what I came up with! OPI Ski Teal We Drop is one of my favorite dark colors for fall and winter, I used China Glaze For Audrey as my accent nail because the blues go so well together. Originally I thought of doing a stripe of OPI Silver Shatter down the middle, but when I went to do it, I came up with the idea to do a triangle. Enjoy!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Funfetti Nails

I must admit, glitter polishes are one of my least favorite things out there. Mostly because they are such a pain to get off! But manicures like this make the removal totally worthwhile. I started off with OPI Fit For A Queensland. I then attempted at my first "gradient" manicure! Using a makeup sponge I dabbed on some OPI Spark-icious to about half the nail, and over that (more to the tip) I used Ulta Pinata-Yada-Yada.
I'm beyond loving the results and perhaps found my New Years manicure!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Blue LAshes

Recently I've been stuck in quite a makeup rut. Every day I do a similar neutral eye look because it's easy, looks good, and most importantly- its quick. If doing the same makeup looks gets me 5 more minutes of sleep, well then heck yeah I'm gonna do it..over and over and over... The unfortunate part of this is that I don't have any new looks to show off and every FOTD would be the same. So this morning I switched it up!
Cetaphil Face Moisturizer
Garnier Anti-Dark Circle eye roller
Covergirl Clean Presses Powder in 235 Medium Light
NYC Sunny Bronzer
e.l.f. Studio Blush in Pink Passion

e.l.f. Eyelid Primer
e.l.f. Studio Eyeliner in Midnight
LA Splash Spotlight Mascara in Vibrant Blue
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