Thursday, March 8, 2012

NOTD: Mix and Match

Man, I really need to get going with this blog thing. Classes have been kicking my ass haha. ONE DAY.

To procrastinate on my art history paper last Monday, I did these nails! They're majorly inspired by some of my favorite nail artists, being El SalonsitoDisco-Nail, and AstroWifey. I don't often paint my nails, but I've been doing it more and more lately to help keep my nails from chipping all the time. I also only did one hand, since my left hand is...anti-dexterous? Is that even a thing?

I did the galaxy nail using lots and lots of layers of dabbing with a makeup sponge. For the middle, ring, and thumb I used an old super-thin watercolor paintbrush to outline the shapes and then filled them in, and  I used the "stem" of a q-tip that I cut in half for the dots on the ying-yang. For the pinky, I made messy dots with the brush of the nail polish, then added little dots and lines with the watercolor brush.

But this was a super fun mani! It wasn't as time consuming as I thought, but maybe in the future I'll do that "accent nail" thing. Who knows.

Product list:

  • Chanel in Black Pearl, Graphite, Paradoxal, and Peridot
  • Revlon in Minted
  • Essie in Bobbing for Baubles
  • Sephora by OPI in Metro-Chic, Nonfat Soy Half Caff, Social Climber
  • American Apparel Nail Lacquer in Rose Bowl
  • NailTek Ridge-Filling Base Coat in Foundation II
  • Seche Vite Top Coat

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

FOTD: Ombre Lips

I have this little sample of lipstick from Sephora that I've had for years. I'm pretty sure it's Too Faced's "Runway Red", but I'm not totally sure. It's an amazing, cool-toned red, and it's just the right level of moisturizing without being slippery.

At first I just had the red, but then I saw Nylon Magazine's little editorial about ombre lips as well as this tumblr, and I was really inspired! I used MAC Lip Pencil in Nightmoth to shade the edges of the lips for the ombre effect, and blended with a lip pencil. I used my normal Chanel foundation, the Urban Decay Naked palette for the eyes, Benefit They're Real! mascara, and MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack for the liner.

Once I practice more, I will do a tutorial :)

Monday, January 23, 2012


Wow, I really fell off the face of the earth, didn't I? I guess I just got overwhelmed with school. I had a couple reviews that I never finished for some reason, so I'll definitely get that going! Sorry about that!

Much loves,