Tuesday, January 31, 2012

11 Questions Tag

I was tagged by A Girl and Her Polish and Zebra-Nails for the 11 Questions tag. I love getting tagged in stuff, thanks girls! Let's get started I have a lot of questions to answer!

11 Things About Me
1. I hate writing things about myself. I never know what to say.
2. I have a puggle who's name is Mojo (he was named after the dog in Transformers).
3. I hate having long nails & no matter what I always keep my thumbs short so I can type on my phone.
4. I want summer to be here tomorrow!
5. I started my last semester of college yesterday & I'm already over school.
6. If I could live on the beach for the rest of my life I'd be a very happy person.
7. I go to the gym 4 days a week & surprisingly I enjoy it.
8. I can't listen to music on the subway because I just want to get up and dance!
9. I could live in sweatpants and sweatshirts. They're my favorite things to wear.
10. If I could I would eat cheeseburgers and french fries for the rest of my life.
11. I want to get the Essie Spring Collection!

A Girl and Her Polish Questions
1. What polish and color do you use the most? Fiji by Essie
2. What polish is number 1 on your wish list? Right now I want a full size bottle of Pink Friday
3. If you could meet any celebrity who would it be? Lady Gaga!
4. What is your biggest goal in life? To be successful in whatever my career is
5. What is your favorite piece of clothing? I love love love all of my sweatshirts!
6. What is your favorite store to shop at? Forever 21
7. What is your favorite book? I have so many. I just finished The Girl Who Played With Fire & all I have to say is OMG.
8. Who has been the best mentor in your life? My mama <3
9. Who would play a movie about your life? hahaha Snooki!
10. What is your favorite candy? Swedish Fish or Sour Patch Watermelons
11. What is the first thing you would buy if you won 1 million dollars? I would travel the world

Zebra-Nails Questions
1. What is your favorite base coat & top coat? I don't really use a base coat, when I do it's Nail Tek & my favorite top coat is Seche Vite.
2. What is your all-time favorite nail polish? OPI
3. What nail polish was your biggest disappointment? Some of the colors from the Essie Winter 2011 Collection
4. How many nail polishes do you own? 184 which is nothing compared to some other bloggers!
5. How many of them are still "untrieds"? about 15
6. Do you have backups? Nope! I should get some though for the colors I really love
7. How many?
8. What is your favorite nail polish color? Fiji by Essie
9. What is your favorite nail polish finish? Glossy
10. What was your first nail polish ever? Lip Smackers nail polish! I guess it was really called Bonnie Bell
11. What nail polish is on the top of your wish list? Right now I want a full size bottle of Pink Friday.

My Questions
1. If you can go on a vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go?
2. What is your favorite color?
3. What is your #1 favorite nail polish brand & you HAVE to pick one! :)
4. How did you come up with the name for your blog?
5. What are your top 3 favorite nail polish colors?
6. What is your favorite food that you can eat everyday?
7. What is your favorite Disney movie?
8. If you were stuck on a deserted island what 3 things would you need besides necessities like food & water?
9. Do you prefer writing in script or print?
10. If you can meet a celebrity who is dead who would it be?
11. If you were able to star in a cartoon one day which cartoon would you pick to be in?

Each person must post 11 things about themselves on their blog.
Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
You have to choose 11 people to tag and link them on the post.
Go to their page and tell them you have linked her/him.
No tag backs.
No stuff in the tagging section about "you are tagged if you are reading this." You legitimately have to tag 11 people.

Who I Tagged
Kimber's Lacquer Korner
ColorSplash Nails
Lacquer Buzz
Psycho Nails
Simply Beauty.
GaGa for Nails
Claws Up
See Sarah Swatch

I Love Your Blog Award!

A Girl and Her Polish tagged me in this award.. Yay! :) Thank you so much! I love your blog too! I have to answer 8 questions about myself. Here they are:

1. What is your favorite fashion magazine? People InStyle
2. Who is your favorite singer/band? Lady Gaga
3. Who is your favorite YouTube guru? I have so many. I really like nguerriero19kandeejohnson, and nitraab just to name a few but there are so many more!
4. What is your favorite make-up product? I love my Telescopic mascara from Loreal, my gel eyeliner from Maybelline, and my bronzer from Stila
5. Where would you like to live? I live in NY & there's no where else I'd rather live.
6. What is your favorite film? Wayyy too many to name!
7. How many pairs of shoes do you own? I would say about 20 - 30
8. What is your favorite color? Aqua/Turquoise

There are no requirements on how many people you have to tag so here is who I tag this award to:

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sally Hansen Gem Crush - Big Money

When I first saw that these came out on blogs I had to get at least one of them. I was like OMG. I was constantly looking for them in any drugstore I could find. Finally, I found them in a Duane Read in Manhattan and I bought the one that looked the most unique and that didn't look like anything I have. I've had this sitting in my nail polish collection for over a month now and I never used it. I finally put it on and I'm so in love. The amount of glitter is amazing. I was just getting over my whole glitter phase and now I'm like this is why I love glitter so much. I keep looking down at my nails, even my mom loves this color. It has little gold glitter in a clear base with larger round pink glitter. It's just so amazing.

This looks so much better in person. I really love this nail polish!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Anise - Get Linked & Blue Collar

I don't know if anyone else has any of these nail polishes or has ever heard of them, but I really love this brand. I only saw them available in Annie Sez or DSW Shoe Warehouse & they usually have buy one get one half off. So last time I was shopping at DSW I saw these at the counter and bought two. The first color Get Linked is such a weird color to try and explain. It's a gold/olive green foilish kind of color. The pictures don't really show how weird this color. My ring finger is a little messed up from glitter nail polish I had on before. When I took the glitter off my nail kind of ripped. Here are the pics of Get Linked.

Blue Collar is just a pretty winter color that caught my eye. It's a creamy blue. The consistency of these polishes are awesome. I just googled them and found the website if anyone is interested. Here is the link: Anise Cosmetics. These colors are also part of the Spring 12 collection. I wouldn't wear these colors for Spring, they're definitely more for the Winter.

Do you have any Anise polishes?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

OPI Nicki Minaj Collection

Wow. It's been way too long since I've posted! I have so many things to show you guys but I haven't had the chance to blog. First I want to show you guys the new Nicki Minaj Collection for OPI. I'm not a huge fan of Nicki but I'm obviously a huge fan of nail polish and this collection has some awesome colors. My boyfriend surprised me and got me the mini set which only comes with 4 of the colors. I love mini's. Their super cute and they let you try which ones you want to buy a full bottle of instead of buying a regular size bottle, being disappointed, and never using it again. So this set came with Did It On 'Em, Fly, Pink Friday, and Metallic 4 Life. Let's start with my absolute favorite - Pink Friday. I'm OBSESSED with this color. I'm not a fan of pinks, I rarely ever wear pink nail polish but OMG this might be my top 5 favorite colors. I might have to get 3 regular size bottles of this!

The second color that I really love is Fly of course because I love blue nail polishes. I don't think I own anything similar to this one.

 And the last color is Did It On 'Em. I am definitely not a fan of this one. It reminded me of Who the Shrek Are You? from the OPI Shrek Collection, that was another color I wasn't a fan of.

I went and got my Who the Shrek Are You? and decided to see if the colors were similar. They're almost identical. Who the Shrek Are You? is a little bit darker than Did It On 'Em but not by much. On my pointer and ring finger I have Who the Shrek Are You? and on my middle finger and pinky I have Did It On 'Em.

You can tell more in the shade that they are different. But in the sunlight you can't really tell. What do you guys think of this collection?

*Correction* I was looking at other blogs and I did not receive Metallic 4 Life in my mini collection! I got Save Me! On the box it says Metallic 4 Life but the actual polish is Save Me. I told my boyfriend and he said that he read online that OPI made an error!

I used the glitter that came with the mini collection called 'Save Me'. I really love it. It's little silver glitter with holographic bar glitter. I wish the bar glitter stood out more when I put it on my nails. (Excuse my cuticles on my middle finger!) I definitely don't have anything like this glitter, even though I'm sure there are similar ones.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Versatile Blogger Award

Yay! I received another award from two bloggers this week! This makes me so happy :) Thank you so much to A Girl and Her Polish and Nails.N.Details. So the rules are to pass it on to 15 other bloggers & to list 7 things about yourself. So first I'll list who I pass this award on to.
  1. Lacquer Buzz
  2. Nicole - Top to Toe
  3. Psycho Nails
  4. Alice in Lacquerland
  5. My Pretty Nailz
  6. Ruby's Nails
  7. neeLai
  8. Simply Beauty.
  9. GaGa for Nails
  10. Kimber's Lacquer Korner
  11. heartNAT
  12. 365 Days of Nails!
  13. Ashley is PolishAddicted
  14. ChromaCraze
  15. Polish Obsessed
And now for the 7 facts about me (I hate writing these things!)
  • I'm from NYC & there is no where else I'd rather live. I can't imagine myself living anywhere else.
  • I am a senior in college majoring in Criminal Justice
  • My dream job is to own a nail salon and paint nails all day! I would wake up every morning happy & loving my job!
  • Halloween is my favorite holiday.
  • My favorite nail polish color is blue.
  • I have an obsession with Lady Gaga.
  • And last, I cannot wait to find out who A from Pretty Little Liars is (if anyone watches that! lol)
And to end this post I'm posting my new favorite song that's been on repeat for the past week :) 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sephora by OPI - Mini Glimmer Wonderland Collection (Picture Heavy!)

This was a Christmas gift from my neighbor and as soon as I saw the colors I knew I was going to be obsessed. There were only two colors I was disappointed in. 
The first color is called 'Bare to Be Different'. It's an extremely sheer, extremely light pink. It almost looked like a clear top coat with a tiny hint of pink. I wasn't a huge fan of this color because I don't love sheers. This is one of the colors I didn't like.
The second color I absolutely love! It's called 'Looks Like Rain Dear'. It's a sheer gold jelly with tiny silver glitter and a bit larger holographic glitter. I used two top coats and it gave me full coverage. I didn't think I would like this color from the bottle but when it was on my nails I loved it.

The next color is called 'Sample Sale'. Again, I'm not a huge fan of reds but this one was pretty nice. It has a really nice shimmer to it.

The next color I absolutely hated. It's called 'Never Enough Shoes'. It's a sheer black that becomes opaque after two coats. It has a little shimmer to it and I can't really tell what color the shimmer is because the black polish just swallows the shimmer. On my nails it looked like absolute crap and you could barely see the shimmer. You especially cannot see it in the pictures. Definitely my least favorite from the collection. Bleh. Gross.

The next color I love! It's called 'No-el if I Know'. It's little holographic glitters in a clear jelly base. I used it as a top coat over the gross 'Never Enough Shoes' because I love how holographic glitter looks over dark nail polish. The pictures definitely didn't show how awesome this glitter it but in person it looks like stars in the night sky. I took a couple of pictures of this to try and get some good pictures of it but it just wasn't working out.

And finally the last color, ' Already Famous'. I have to say I really love this color. It's like a foil champagne color. It looks more like a taupe or bronze color in the bottle but on my nails it really looked like a champagne color.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Make Up!

I know this isn't about nails but who doesn't love to hear about make up. Sephora had a huge after Christmas sale - they put a bunch of stuff on sale and then there was an extra 20% off. So I used some Christmas gift money and bought myself some make up! I purchased the Tarte for True Blood eyeshadow palette (unfortunately they do not have it for sale anymore) which was valued to be $355 and I purchased it for a little less than $40; a Hello Kitty make up bag (because I'm obsessed with Hello Kitty) which is originally $20 I got it for $18 (not a huge difference but I still wanted it); Hello Kitty Noir 5-piece Brush Set in black the original price is $55 I got it for $32; Violent Lips temporary tattoos for $7 which are originally $14; the Kat von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette in Metal Orchestra for $18 the original price is $24; and a Make Up Forever Eyeshadow Palette in Rock Forever for around $30 the original price was around $70. Here are some pictures:

This is the Kat Von D Eyeshadow Palette - the last eyeshadow is a cream. The packaging was so cute. I never tried her eyeshadows before & I still haven't used this palette so I couldn't tell you if it's good or not but I'm sure it is.

This is the Tarte for True Blood eyeshadow palette that came with 17 awesome eyeshadows, a sample size eyeshadow primer, a sample size mascara, and a full size eyeliner. I used this palette already and it is pretty amazing. And the packaging is so fabulous. I love True Blood so this really got me excited. It also comes with 4 tutorials.

This is the Make Up Forever eyeshadow palette (I haven't used this one either but I'm looking forward to it). The packaging was also really cute & this also came with 2 tutorials on how to apply the eyeshadow. I really can't wait to use this one because I've heard so many great things about the Make Up Forever line.

 This is the Hello Kitty brush set I got. I still haven't received it in the mail yet so I'm just posting a picture from Sephora. How freakin cute is it? I'm already obsessed and I didn't even get it yet.

 And if you haven't heard of Violent Lips yet, you must check them out! Here's a YouTube video about them and how to apply them. This is a video from Kandee Johnson I love watching her videos. Glitterati Lip Tattoo & Lip Word Tattoo. Sorry this post is so long but I wanted to share this with you guys & the Sephora sale ends today so hurry and check it out if you're interested. Some of their nail polishes are on sale too!

New Cuticle Product!

My boyfriend's mom knows that I'm obsessed with my nails and she had this old container of this cuticle cream that she found. I was thinking in my head this can't possibly be better than my Burts Bees cuticle cream, but guess what? It's SO much better!! I'm in such absolute shock with how good this product is! It's unbelievable. Please, please, please you HAVE to buy this. It's called Healthy Hoof Intensive Protein Treatment. It's for your cuticles and nails. There are a whole bunch of websites where you can purchase it from. A pharmacy by my house sells it. I haven't seen it in a CVS or Duane Read but I'm definitely going to look for it. Here is a website I found it on BeautyDeals.net I have to 1 oz container of it and it will honestly last me months and it's only $3.19 on this website. My cuticles have been absolutely horrible because of the winter and in one use of this my cuticles look 100 times better. Here is what it looks like in case you want to look for it in stores.
I should've taken a picture of my cuticles before and after. I didn't even have to apply this everyday. I've been using it every other day because I don't have to keep applying it that's how amazing it is. You can also use it on your nails to make them stronger. If any of you purchase this product or have used it please let me know if you like it or not.

New Year Nails!

I can't believe how long I haven't been on here! I'm so sorry! I just haven't found the time with the holidays but I promise I will be blogging a lot more! So let's start with the manicure I did for New Years Eve. I wanted something glitzy but not too crazy. I decided to try a design that I've never tried before. I used tape for this manicure. Here's how it looks: 
I painted my pointer and ring finger in the color Silver from Forever 21's nail polish line Love & Beauty; and I painted my middle finger and pinky in Revlon's Gold Coin. Then I used painter's tape because I really didn't want to get any nail polish underneath the tape and since it was my first time doing this I didn't trust myself using regular scotch tape. I didn't go out to buy it I had it in my house because I'm painting my room over. So I cut strips of the tape to make thin lines and I taped them over my nails when it was 100% dry. Then I painted over everything with Sinful Color's Black on Black. When that dried I slowly and carefully peeled the tape off. It didn't come out 100% perfect but I think it came out pretty good. I got a lot of compliments on this manicure from people who saw it. It's not glitzy and glittery but it definitely catches the eye and makes a statement. I'm looking forward to trying more designs using tape. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday & I wish you all a happy & healthy new year! :)