Monday, April 23, 2012


I LOVE red hair. 

It's just so much fun, isnt' it? :)

Also, I'm getting married in seven days. In Las Vegas. For those of you who don't know me well, this is a big deal. I've been engaged for a while (*ahem* almost 5 years). So yay. :)


March Birchbox

No, I'm not joking. This is the March Birchbox. I considered not posting it since I'm so far behind, but I REALLY want to try to keep up with these.

I'm going to try to make this quick!

Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Cleanser (Full size $22)
I love Juice Beauty because it is eco-friendly and organic. This cleanser seems to get the job done, even without all of the harsh chemicals I usually use in my acne cleansers. 

Hollywood Fashion Secrets Fashion Tape ($4.99-8.99)
This contained a variety of fashion tapes that I know will eventually use. I've used a different brand before and they really come in handy.

Eye Rock Designer Liner (2 packs of 4 - $13)
These are stick-on eye liner strips. I don't know if/when I will ever need eye liner this massive, but it looks fun. I've seen it look nice if applied properly, but it is a sticker, so I imagine it feels weird and can peel off.

Deborah Lippmann The Stripper to Go (6 mitts - $12)
With my nail polish obsession, of course I was excited to see these. There have definitely been occasions in the past where these would come in handy, but TWELVE DOLLARS?!!! For only six? Nah.

Orofluido Beauty Elixir (Full size $29.99)
This hair treatment has a mixture of argan, linseed, and cyperus essential oils. Like most hair oils, it is recommended that you apply it to damp hair prior to styling, but I've also applied it after blow-drying to help control frizz. This stuff smells AWESOME. It has a vanilla amber scent that makes me seriously consider purchasing the full size. 

Annick Goutal Eau d'Hadrien (Full size $85)
"Inspired by Tuscan citrus groves, this bright scent features a winning combo of lemon, grapefruit, and green mandarin notes." As lovely as this smells, I won't be purchasing the full size.

Whew! That's the March box in a nutshell! Thanks so much for dropping by. :)


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Nails Inc. - Trafalgar Square Magnetic Polish


Were you guys aware of the magnetic nail polishes? They are fantastically awesome! I have really been wanting one for a while, and I finally stumbled upon some of them at Sephora this weekend. I went with the silver/gunmetal color because I felt I would get the most use out of it, and at $16 per bottle, I wasn't about to buy more than one color! At least not right away. Now that I've tried it and fallen in love with it, I might have to get more... :-/

Enough blabbering! The photos:

With flash.

Without flash.

Macro shot.

I'll give you a few moments to stare in awe. 

Okay that's enough. So the formula on this polish is good. It IS metallic, so it is a bit streaky on the first coat. The second coat was much smoother, but I applied a third coat for good measure. You use the magnet that is on the top of the lid on the final coat. Immediately after applying the final coat, you hold the magnet just above the nail for 10-15 seconds. When you take it away, there is a magical design! After completing all the nails, I applied a top coat and then drooled on my nails for the next few hours. :-P

Well, that's all for now. Thanks for hanging out!


Small Hiatus

Hey there, Strangers!

Sorry for going MIA for a little while... I got a little distracted by a very good series of books! Maybe that sounds crazy, but if you are a reader, I think you know what I mean. Once you get ahold of a really good book, every spare minute you have is spent with your nose in the book. It is even worse when there is more than one book!

In case you are curious, I've been reading the series called The Mortal Instruments, by Cassandra Clare. If you are a fan of The Hunger Games, this series is worth looking in to. This series consists of 6 books, however, the last two have not been released yet. Bummer, I know. HERE is a link to the website for the books.

All of the photos of the books were taken from the website above. Book 5 will be released on May 8th of this year, and #6 will be sometime in September 2014 (yikes!). I wish I would have waited, but alas, I did not. 

Anyway, that is the long story of why I haven't been blogging lately. My apologies! I have so many things I want to share with you, so there should be plenty to look forward to (March & April Birchboxes, Sephora shopping trip, new nail polish, etc!)...  I appreciate all of your patience.

Thanks for stopping by!