Born Pretty Leggings Review!

Hey everyone!

Born Pretty recently sent me some of their leggings to try out!

(Sorry for the lame picture! I wasn't exactly sure how to photograph these, and I didn't have anything to wear with them that matched the blue color! There are better pictures on the Born Pretty Website!)

These leggings were actually really great quality! They were fairly thick and stretchy, and fit me perfectly! The only major downside to them was the color. They were supposed to be opaque black, but they look like they lean more towards a navy blue shade. I tried to pair these with a black dress, and the color difference was definitely noticeable! I'm sure I'll find a need for them in the future though, so I'm definitely glad I have these!

These retail for $7.75 on Born Pretty!

Here's a coupon code if you're interested in making a purchase!




Zoya Giveaway!

Hey everyone!

I have been blessed with another opportunity to host a giveaway for you all! This time, one of you will win two Zoya nail polishes (Toni and Natty)! Thanks to Verve 360 Pittsburgh salons for providing these prizes!



Here are the rules:

-This is only open to those in the contiguous United States!
 
-In order to participate, you must be a follower of my blog. Your options for following are either Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin. (New followers are welcome!)
 
-In order to verify that you are a follower, you will have to leave your GFC name in the form below. If you follow through Bloglovin and are the winner, I will ask you to send me a screen cap of the list of the blogs you follow.
 

-You may only enter once. :)
 
-Once a winner is selected and emailed, they will have 48 hours to respond. If I do not hear back from them within that time frame, I will select another winner.


-You must leave a comment on this blog post stating why you want to try out these Zoya polishes!


-This ends on December 31st at 11:59 PM CST.

Please fill out the form below to enter!




December Starbox!

Hey everyone!

Today, I have my December Starbox to share with you all! This month's box came with an awesome 15 color eyeshadow palette! This palette is sold for $99 on the Starlooks site, and the Starbox subscription is only $15, so this month's box was an amazing deal!

This palette comes with a ton of bright colors! I tried to swatch each of the shadows to show you guys, but since the colors were so intense, I couldn't get my pictures to turn out that well. I, however, did manage to get a decent shot of the entire palette! Check it out:



I've worn some of the lighter shades from this palette a couple of times, and I can safely say that the shadows are soft and blend well. They also lasted all day with some of my Urban Decay Primer Potion underneath!

If you're interested in learning more about Starlooks or the Starbox subscription service, you can find more info here!

Firmoo Glasses Winners!

Hey everyone!

Here are the people who won a $20 voucher to Firmoo!!!

Ceri-Ann
Jessica
Francesca
Yile
Stephanie
Brigitte
Maja
Ashleigh
Cindy
Ana
Gizzele
Tina
Katy
Lexi
Becca
Lora
Emma
Isa
Kaitlin
Mila

I have emailed all of the winners with their voucher code!

Thanks to all of you who participated! If you didn't win, don't be discouraged! I have another giveaway going on right now and have a couple more starting soon!

My Favorite Nail Supplies: Nail Art Brush Kit

Hey everyone!

For those of you who don't know, I recently started a series that I will be writing posts on every so often that shares some of my favorite nail supplies. There are so many nail products out there, and not all of them work that great, so I think it's really helpful to hear about the products that other people love!

Today, I want to share a Nail Art Brush Set with you all! The set that I use is from Amazon, and it comes with 15 different brushes! I love how this comes with so many different kinds. With this kit, I pretty much have whatever kind of brush I could possibly need to create any design.

These retail for just under three dollars, which I think is an awesome deal! Also, the quality of these is pretty good too! I've had mine for about a year now, and all of the brushes are still holding up great!

Check them out:



If you're interested in ordering these, you can here!

November Starbox!

Hey everyone!

I have my November Starbox from the company Starlooks to share with you all! Sorry that this post is so late! I had this saved in my drafts, and just realized tonight that I never actually posted it! This past month's box came in a cute leopard print design and consisted of one of their Brow Shader palettes and a Lipstick. The total value of this box was $24. (Starboxes cost $15, so you'd be saving $9 by purchasing the box)






The lipstick I received was in the shade Cream Caramel! When applied, this actually came out to be a beautiful light mauve color with a slight hint of caramel to it. This color would definitely look perfect with almost any skin tone!


I received the eye brow kit in the shade bs443! There were actual names for each of the colors, but of course, I made the mistake of not looking at them before sticking them in the palette. Oops! Swatches for each of the colors are below! 
 


What do you guys think? Are any of you signed up to receive the Starboxes?!

If you want to learn more about Starlooks or their Starboxes, you can click here!

China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away Collection Giveaway

Hey everyone!

I posted a new giveaway a little over a week ago, and since I had the post go live on a Friday, I'm not sure how many of you actually saw it! For those of you who aren't aware, I am giving one of my readers the entire China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away Collection! This giveaway is open internationally and ends on the 31st of this month.

If you haven't had a chance to enter, you can do so here!


Firmoo Glasses Giveaway!

Hey everyone!

I was recently given the opportunity by Firmoo, an online eye glasses store, to give 20 of you $20 vouchers for their store! Also, one of you will be given a pair of glasses completely free! This is going to be a really quick giveaway, and will be ending this Wednesday, so enter as soon as you can!



-This is open internationally!

-In order to participate, you must be a follower of my blog. Your options for following are either Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin. (New followers are welcome!)

-In order to verify that you are a follower, you will have to leave your GFC name in the form below. If you follow through Bloglovin and are the winner, I will ask you to send me a screen cap of the list of the blogs you follow.

-You may only enter once. :)

-Once a winner is selected and emailed, they will have 24 hours to respond. If I do not hear back from them within that time frame, I will select another winner.

-This ends on December 19th at 11:59 CST!

Please fill out the form below to enter!
  

Meet Beverly!

Hey everyone!

I have something very exciting to share with all!

I got a puppy! She's an 8 week old basset hound and is absolutely precious! I ended up naming her Beverly!

I would love to find a way to incorporate her into some of my posts! Maybe I'll just add some cute pictures of her into the end of some random posts, or maybe I'll do her nails! Have any of you ever tried the dog nail polish out? Do you know of any good brands that I should try?


Here she is!!!!




 
 
 
 
Thanks for reading!

Coveryourhair.com Review!

Hey everyone!

I was recently blessed with the opportunity to review a couple of products from the website coveryourhair.com! For those of you who have never heard of Cover Your Hair before, they are a great hair accessories online site!

I was sent two products to review, and they are:


Goody Luxe Silver Hooped Clips

These clips are really cute, and actually have a lot more sparkle to them than what the picture shows. I pinned back some of my hair with one of these in the morning, and it stayed in place all day! These clips are a great way to dress up your hair style a bit!


Winter Hat and Scarf Set
 
This scarf and hat set is really thick and comfortable. The hat has a cute bow with rhinestones on it that adds a little more detail. This set is available in six different colors. I would definitely recommend this!
 
 
Overall, I think that the products I was sent are high quality items that I could see myself using often. Cover Your Hair has a ton of awesome products available, so you should really check them out!
 
 

 
Thanks for reading!!!
 
 
 

YoYo Lip Gloss Justice Exclusive!

Hey everyone!

Today, I have a post for some of my younger readers! YoYo Lip Gloss just sent me three of their new glosses that are exclusives to the Justice Stores. While I am definitely way too old to be using a product like this (I'm 23), this is definitely something that would be a really cute gift for younger/middle school aged girls!

The lip glosses that I was sent are the flavors Berry, Bubblegum, and Kiwi. These came attached to cute rhinestone clips that would make these perfect to attach to a backpack or purse! I don't really know many younger girls who would like these, so I think I'm going to send them off to my younger cousin Alex. (Alex--if you're reading this I hope you'll like these!)

These retail for $10 each at Justice Stores ($30 for the set)!

Check them out!

China Glaze Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away Collection Giveaway!

Hey everyone!

I was recently blessed with the opportunity to have another giveaway for you all! This time, one of my lucky readers will be given the entire China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away Collection!

This colletion consists of the following polishes: It's A Trap-Eze, Whirled Away, Escaping Reality, Surreal Appeal, Def Defying, Running in Circles, Hanging in the Balance, Water You Waiting For, Creative Fantasy, Bend Over Backwards, Igniting Love, and Get Carried Away!


-This is open internationally!


-In order to participate, you must be a follower of my blog. Your options for following are either Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin. (New followers are welcome!)


-In order to verify that you are a follower, you will have to leave your GFC name in the form below. If you follow through Bloglovin and are the winner, I will ask you to send me a screen cap of the list of the blogs you follow.


-You may only enter once. :)


-Once a winner is selected and emailed, they will have 48 hours to respond. If I do not hear back from them within that time frame, I will select another winner.


-This ends on December 31st at 11:59 PM CST.
 

Please fill out the form below to enter!
 
 
 
 

Born Pretty Long Black Ribbon Head Band Review!

Hey everyone!

Born Pretty recently sent me a really cute head band to try out! For those of you who don't know much about Born Pretty yet, it's an awesome beauty and fashion online store! They have a lot of cute things at really cheap prices, and offer FREE World Wide Shipping! If you haven't checked them out yet, you definitely should!





Anyway, Born Pretty sent me this head band that is made to look like you're just wearing a ribbon in your hair. I was a little worried that this wouldn't fit me that well since my head tends to lean towards the larger side (I usually have a difficult time wearing hats because of this). This actually was really flexible and fit me great! You can tie the bow as big as you want, depending on how much of the ribbon you would like to show in your hair.

This head band would be a cute way to dress up a casual outfit! I love it!

This retails for $1.99 on Born Pretty!

Here's a coupon code:


Crest 3D Whitestrips Review!

Hey everyone!

I was recently given the opportunity by Influenster to review Crest's 3D Whitestrips!



Here's some info about these Whitestrips:

  • They give you a whiter smile after just 3 days
  • You get full results in 20 days
  • They contain Revolutionary Advanced Seal technology that provides no-slip whitening
  • Have a new improved lower strip to provide better whitening coverage
After trying the full 20 days of this product, I can safely say that I really liked it! I have tried the orignal Crest Whitestrips in the past, and I think that these ones work much better and are definitely worth the extra cash! I found that they were fairly comfortable to wear, and you only had to have them on for 30 minutes/day, so that wasn't that bad at all! They were also really effective, and left my teeth noticeably whiter!

These strips retail for approx. $30 and can be found at your local drugstore. While $40 might seem like a high price for a drugstore product, these strips are definitely a lot cheaper than what you would spend if you were to receive a professional treatment. I have also seen some coupons for these floating around in my Sunday paper, so there's a possibility that you could probably get them cheaper!


Thanks for reading!!!

November Favorites!

Hey everyone!

Another month has already flown by, so it's time for another favorites post! Sorry for the delay on this! I ended up having vocal cord surgery this past Tuesday and haven't really felt up to blogging much!

A lot of the products that were some of my favorites this past month were ones that I've had for a long time, but never really used much!

Check them out:




Maybelline New York Dream Bouncy Blush in Peach Satin
This blush has such an awesome consistency to it! If you lightly place your finger on it, it actually bounces! I've heard of some people who have a hard time applying this, but I've never really run into that issue. I just lightly drag my fingers on the blush in a circular motion for a couple of seconds and then lightly dab it on my cheeks. This has a nice beautiful look to it that's great for a more natural look!
 
Mary Kay Concealer in Ivory
I had a couple of break outs this past month and really needed a nice concealer to help even out my skin tone. I really love this concealer because it's thick, yet gives a nice smooth look. I also have extremely light skin, and this blends into my skin perfectly without giving that awkward orange look that concealer can sometimes give.

 
 This was one of my favorite polishes to wear this past month! I just loved this dark teal shade and thought it was a perfect fall color!
 
 After applying some of my Urban Decay primer potion, I started adding a layer of this on my eyes before applying my shadows. This really made the colors I applied pop!
 
 
 
I've been really into creating more simple/natual eye looks, and I hadn't used this palette in quite awhile, so I decided to use it more this past month. I really loved using the shades Champagne, Sunset, Sandstone, and Bare.
 
 
Thanks for reading!!!

OPI Skyfall Collection Giveaway Winner!

Hey everyone!

After spending many hours sorting through hundreds of entries, I've finally found the winner to my OPI Skyfall Collection Giveaway!

The winner is.......

Paula!



I emailed her this morning, and she has already responded, so this giveaway is officially closed!

Thanks to all of you who participated! I have another giveaway opportunity that will be posted really soon!

Born Pretty Vintage Cross Double Finger Ring!

Hey everyone!

Born Pretty recently sent me a ring to try out that I want to share with you all! This ring is so awesome looking! I think the cross is the perfect size and I could wear this ring with any outfit. It's adjustable and fits on both fingers comfortably. Born Pretty sells it for $2.31, so I was really surprised how thick and sturdy this is considering the cheap price.

Check it out:




If you're interested in checking out Born Pretty, here's a coupon code:

Thanksgiving Clouds!

Hey everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving! I was planning on pre-scheduling this post so I wouldn't be here in my Grandma's kitchen hovering over my computer, but I forgot, so here I am!

Since it's a holiday, I will keep this brief! My favorite nail design to create is cloud nails, so I decided to put a Thanksgiving twist on them. They're super easy to do and are really cute. To create this look, I used OPI's Suzi Loves Cowboys, Nails Inc's St. Pancras, and Nails Inc's Fenchurch Street.

Check them out:



Thanks for reading!!!

My Favorite Nail Supplies: Nail Dotting Pens

Hey everyone!

I'm starting a new series that highlights some of my favorite nail products that I use! The first product I love to use and would recommend are these Nail Dotting Pens.

These pens are, in my opinion, probably the easiest way to create nail art. I just pick whatever size dots I would like on my nails, dip the pen in the polish of my choice, and lightly dab it on the nail! These are also super affordable, and retail for $1.90 on Amazon! (Free Shipping too!!) If you're interested in picking these up, you can here.


Thanks for reading!!!

Barielle Runway Fever Collection

Hey everyone!

Sorry for not updating so far this week! I ended up getting mono, so I've been feeling pretty terrible and haven't had much energy to paint my nails or write any posts. I did have some pictures already done on my computer though, so today I have swatches of the polishes from Barielle's Runway Fever Collection for Fall/Winter 2012 to share with you all! Barielle also released one other collection for this Fall/Winter, which you can view here!

This collection consists of six beautiful polishes. Check them out:

  
Alli's Lace Cover Up
A baby pink cream.
 
 
 Erica's Pencil Skirt
A dark burgundy jelly.

 Jordana's Skinny Jeans
A metallic medium blue.
 
 
 One Shade of Gray
A dark gray cream with a hint of blue.
 
 
 Rusted Vintage Boots
A red clay/brown cream.


Which one is your favorite?

**The products mentioned were provided for an honest review**
 
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