Friday, July 29, 2011
Car maintainence + Adidas beaters
Oh and just in case you were wondering, I had Essence Irreplaceable on my nails. I did a guest post about them for Sara's blog, and you can check that out here.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Sally Hansen Spectrum
This polish caught my eye because there's a really cool purple duochrome in the bottle. Unfortunately, the duochrome didn't transfer onto my nails. It really reminded me of OPI Austin-tatious Turquoise, but Spectrum is a tad bluer, while Austin-tatious Turquoise is a bit more teal. The shimmer particles in Spectrum are also a lot chunkier than those found in Austin-tatious Turquoise.
I used four coats for the pictures shown above, because the base is super transparent. Despite the four coats, you can still distinguish some visible nail line, which I really don't like! Other than that, it's a really amazing color. I wish I had known about it before picking up the OPI one, because it's a lot cheaper (if you can get it on sale--I got mine in a buy one, get one half off promotion), I'm not real nitpicky about dupes, and I love the chunkier shimmers in Spectrum. Makes it a lot more WHABAM!
Friday, July 22, 2011
Here's a look based on one of my favorite kicks ever--the Miami Vice Spiz'ikes! This is the most difficult look I've had to come up with. The first couple of times I attempted a look with these colors, the pink blended with the teal and I got a purple mess that didn't resemble my Spiz'ikes at all. As a result, I decided to go with the cut-crease technique. It allowed me to cleanly separate the colors, and since it's also very dramatic, all of the colors stand out.
This was my first time trying out the cut-crease technique, so there's definitely room for improvement. I know I could have blended the black better, but yeah, feel free to leave me with suggestions for next time!
-Make Up For Ever HD Concealer, 325 (to brighten undereyes)
-Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil, Black brown
-Shiseido Eyebrow Compact, Deep brown
-Urban Decay Primer Potion to prime
-NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil, Milk (applied to lid as base)
-Sleek Circus Palette (magenta color on lid, black in crease)
-Stila All Doll'd Up palette (teal color applied to crease and blended up)
-Wet n Wild Color Icon Palette, Blue Had Me At Hello (top right browbone color applied on browbone and inner corner for highlight)
-MAC Fluidline, Blacktrack to line
-Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil, Zero (to line waterline)
-Maybelline Waterproof XXL Pro Curl Mascara, Very black
-Revlon Colorstay Aqua Mineral Makeup, Light Medium
-MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
-Rock & Republic Blush, Spank
-MAC Mineralized Skinfinish, Perfect Topping
-MAC Honeylove dabbed on top of MAC Modesty
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Justin and I grabbed lunch last week, and stopped by the park so that his furry friend could get some air. That's Rocco the Maltese by the way! I love how he intently gazes into the camera. He's so photogenic!
Monday, July 18, 2011
OPI DS Elegance
This shade is fairly boring, in my opinion. It's a pink that is neither bright nor bold--just your average, nice pink. What makes this polish outstanding, however, is its holographic nature. Despite the fact that it shines all the colors of the rainbow, the pink shade doesn't do anything for me. I found this polish on clearance for a couple of bucks awhile back, so I'm not too disappointed.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Color Club Wild and Willing
There's a store in the Little Tokyo Japanese Village that carries a messload of beauty products. They have a mad selection of NYX cosmetics, Japanese beauty products, and nail polish! I was stoked to find a huge stock of Color Club nail polishes, because that's a brand that I have yet to see anywhere else. But anyway! That's where I found this polish gem--Wild and Willing. It's been a while since I've found a polish this exciting. It's extremely shimmery, which makes it really dazzling. The colors flash from rose to gold to green. It's like a chameleon, the way the colors shift!
I've included action shots from my outing the other day with Joanne. Something about the lighting/macarons just made the colors spazz so you can see why I'm currently obsessed with this color.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Joanne and I had some downtime the other week, so we decided to spend it in L.A. After having lunch at Sushi Gen in Little Tokyo, we went to 'Lette (a macaron shop nearby). They had 13 flavors, and we decided to purchase a box of twelve with all the flavors (except for lemon). They weren't the best I've ever tasted (some of them shocked my tastebuds rather horribly), but the wide selection of flavors makes the shop worth checking out. My favorites were Rose, Almond, Caramel, Earl Gray, and Vanilla.
After our food outing, we hit up Jet Rag and Buffalo Exchange on La Brea for major thrifting.