Thursday, March 31, 2011

My sister.

I am taking a break from my usual posts to dedicate one to my beautiful sister whom i love very much.
My sister is the blonde, the other two are her beautiful friends/roomates!
It seems cliche to say that your sibling is your best friend, but it really is true in my case. If i could hangout with her everyday i would. She is out of town for school and has been for the past 3 years. At least it's only an hour and a half drive, so we get to see each other at least once a month. She is almost done this year which means she moves back home in April. I am overly excited!!!

This girl has gone through so much but always has the biggest smile on her face no matter what. It's always so refreshing being around someone so positive. I have always looked up to her, even as an older sister. She is the type of person i strive to be everyday. I wish everyone could be as caring and beautiful inside and out, the world would be a better place, that's for sure!

Monday, March 28, 2011

First attempt at fake nails.

My sister Alyssa came home for the weekend and as usual she wanted her nails done. I had just relieved my order of fake nails in the mail that same day so we decided to try them out. I have never used/painted fake nails before so it was super weird at first. You have so much more control with your designs though, which is awesome. Painting with my left hand is quite a task and it usually looks like a toddler did the job.

I did not take the amount of time i would have liked on these as my sister was heading out to meet friends that night and wanted them on before she left. I was surprised at how well these fit onto her nails though. There is nothing worse than a little awkward gap. Gluing them on was pretty easy, minus the two times the nail flipped around and got stuck onto my finger. There was a lot of screaming involved ripping them off my skin. I didn't know nail glue dried that fast, i had only touched the wet glue for maybe a second!

I have seen quite a few people selling decorated fake nails on Etsy. Are a lot of people interested in that sort of thing?  Would you ever purchase and wear them?

I have been collecting quite a few goodies this past week for a little April giveaway! I am really excited to do my first one, i love giveaways because everyone has a chance to win products that you may not be able to find in your own country. Plus i really love meeting new people =)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

A well needed LUSH evening.

I always love Christina Marie's posts about her LUSH experiences so i thought i would do one of my own!

I have really sore muscles right now so i thought a bath would be a perfect way to relax and soothe my poor body. I have a box full of LUSH goodies so i closed my eyes and picked a random bath bomb to use.

I think the one i picked is called Think Pink. I could be wrong, i had to Google the name as i have no clue what it's called. Please correct me if i am wrong!
The bomb itself smelled delicious. It had a candy and flowery smell, it reminded me of cotton candy and strawberries. I wish i could have captured the scent and shared it with everyone.

When i placed the bomb into the tub it instantly turned the water a lovely pink color. There were a lot of chunks floating around which at first i thought were undissolved bath bomb pieces but after a closer look i realized it was multi colored heart confetti! I thought that was a super cute touch, i love the little surprises LUSH has in their products.

One of our cats Friday can't resist water so she was also apart of it all!
Overall this bath bomb was a really fun experience. I loved the little hearts, the color of the water and the initial smell. The only complaint i have is that as soon as all the pieces were dissolved, i did not smell anything afterwards. This is always a disappointment for me as I love products that have a strong smell that lingers and stays on your skin well after you are done. That did not happen here. My skin did feel pretty soft afterward though!
After the bath i decided to use another LUSH product i have not tried. They are called Token to the Forest God. They are little tablets that you put in hot water, drape a towel over your head and then let the steam surround your face. I am very exhausted so i thought this would be a perfect time to use it.
LUSH claims this product is supposed to make your skin feel refreshed and hydrated.
The product had a really unique smell, it reminded me of a forest and citrus. When i towel dried my face afterward, i touched my skin and it did feel hydrated. It also could have just been the steam but i think it did add a little extra.
On the LUSH website they state that you can put the leftover water in a spray bottle and leave it in your fridge and use it as a spritz/toner for up to two days. I didn't have a bottle to try this which i really regret!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Etsy store is up!

Hi Everyone,

It's been a struggle but i finally have my Etsy store up and running! I still have a bunch more to add but i am much too tired tonight, it's been a very long day!
Click here and let me know what you think!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St Patricks Manicure.

Happy St Patricks day everyone! I don't celebrate this holiday but any excuse to do a themed manicure is ok in my books haha. I finally had an excuse to use the Party of Five polish i got a few weeks ago.

Please excuse my wrinkly hands, they are a curse! They make me look like i am at least 80 years old.

I had an interview yesterday, now playing the waiting game. I hate that so much! I kept myself busy making earrings. Got about 30 pairs done! I also opened an Etsy shop finally, i will start listing items on it tomorrow. I had to figure out postage rates before i could do anything, what a damn pain that whole system is.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Dollarstore eyeshadows are the best.

Not even kidding, i love them so much. They are always SO pigmented and stay on all day. Every dollar store shadow i have bought is always very creamy too, which aids in awesome application.

Here are the two palettes i picked up the other day at Dollarama. I did a couple swatches so you can see how pigmented they are. Each one is very shimmery and all of the colors really suit each other. I am going to have a lot of fun playing around with them all!  

Has anyone else tried Dollarstore makeup? Any treasures?

Also just for fun, my newest creations! I think i may start up an Etsy store, i have heard a lot of great things about using them to sell your products. I could spend all day on that website, i don't think my bank account would like that though.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Rings, rings, rings!

Finally got the supplies i was waiting for to start on some rings and necklaces! I feel like i have been waiting forever. Felt good to finish them finally. =)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Ladies, i need your opinions!

I have been working like a mad woman coming up with some new earring designs and i need your help! I am having a hard time narrowing down which ones to go ahead with, so i have been asking friends and strangers to tell me their favorite designs. All of the designs are so different from one another, so having multiple opinions from people with different tastes helps so much.

If you are interested in helping me out, please send me an email and i will send you all the designs i have on the go right now.

Thanks everyone!! <3

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I've got the jewelry itch!

I decided to make jewelry again, i really have missed it. I have been working on a bunch of earrings and finally have them up for sale! I am also making rings, necklaces and hair accessories i just have not received all of my supplies yet. I am getting very anxious as i just want to get going on my projects!

Here are a few examples of what i have created these past few days.


Here is a link to an album i made on Facebook, check it out and let me know what you think! Any feedback is good feedback =) I made the album viewable to anyone, if you have Facebook feel free to add me as a friend!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Summer nails for my winter blues.

Hi everyone! I finally sat my butt down and did a quick mani last night before i headed out to a hockey game. I wanted something bright and colorful as i am very tired of winter.

I received some fimo fruit slices i ordered in the mail and i have been very excited to give them a try. They applied a lot easier than i thought they would. Sometimes when i take a quick glance at my hand i think the watermelon is a lady bug and the rest of my fingers are leaves. Maybe that will be a mani in the future!
I apologize for the state of my cuticles, i did not clean them before i took the picture. =(

 I went to a Wal Mart near my friend Mandy's house and hit the mother load! I have been looking for the Wet n Wild Coloricon palettes everyone has been loving but i haven't been able to find any for the life of me. That all changed as I found two last night that i've been wanting, I'm Getting Sunburned and Don't Steal My Thunder. I think i may have done a little victory dance when i saw them, i hope no one was watching!

The colors are so shimmery and they are also very pigmented. You can enlarge the photo for better detail. Wet n Wild always surprises me with the amazing quality of their products, especially for how cheap they are.

I also picked up a Wet n Wild polish "Party of Five Glitters" and Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Check It Out. This is the first time i have seen the Salon Effects in a store in Canada so i was extremely excited when i saw the display case. I sure hope these work better than the ones i bought on eBay.

The Wet n Wild polish has five colors of glitter in different sizes. If you look at the full size image you will be able to see it closer. I can't wait to use it!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

What goes up, must come down.

Hey everyone,

Sorry I have not posted in awhile, life has been pretty hectic and I have had no time to sit down. My poor mum fell off her horse on the weekend and broke her shoulder, so between that and returning from my trip to BC i have had no time to do anything.

I know i promised that water marble tutorial and i swear i will have it up as soon as i can!

Hope you're all doing well.
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