Friday, September 23, 2011

Nail Of The Day - Sephora by O.P.I. "Because I Said So"

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(flash, white background)

To celebrate the start of Fall, I wanted to change up my nail color to something darker and with a bit more sparkle, which is more my style anyway. I decided on "Because I Said So", a color from the Sephora by O.P.I. collection.

This polish is a dark burgundy color. This isn't the type of color that looks almost black when you apply more than 1 coat. It also has a bit of sparkle that gives "Because I Said So" good depth. It's noticeable but not in your face.

(flash, black background)

The best part about this polish is the formulation. Unlike my last NOTD, Zoya's Bela, this polish was not goopy in the slightest. No matter how many fresh coats I used, the nail polish is still easy to work with and put on.

(natural sunlight)

Sephora by O.P.I. can be found at any Sephora location.
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

What I'm Lovin' - Summer 2011

I noticed I have not done any "What I'm Lovin'" posts all summer long. And seeing how that Fall officially starts for us here in the United States tomorrow, Sept. 23rd, I thought this would be the perfect time to post my favorites from the entire summer here in one gigantic post. Farewell Summer 2011, see you in 2012!

Hard Candy Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer
- Concealer used to never be enough until I purchased this one. Now I can use less makeup and have GREAT coverage for all my flaws. It's one of my holy grail products.
Murad Oil-Control Mattifier Lotion SPF 15
- Another holy grail product I found this summer. I got this for free as a sample size but I WILL purchase the full size. It does exactly what it says and does not break me out. Hallelujah!
Revlon's Grow Luscious Plumping Mascra
Loreal lipstick - Opulent Organza
NYX Nude On Nude Palette
- A perfect, and cheaper alternative, to the Naked Palette.
Essie - Mamba
Essie - Sand Tropez
Essie - Absolutely Shore
Zoya - Bela
Zoya - Willow
Zoya - Charla
B&BW Body Cream - Signature Vanillas in Berry
Neutrogena naturals fresh cleansing + makeup remover

B&BW Candle in Flower Shop
B&BW Candle in Strawberry Patch

Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part II (my love letter)
Fright Night
Crazy, Stupid, Love
Attack The Block
X-Men: First Class

TV(Basically the shows I've been catching up on before the Fall Season)
Sons Of Anarchy
Modern Family
Parks & Recreation
Breaking Bad

Katy Perry's Teenage Dream Album
Harry Potter Movie Scores (Yeah, I'm a Harry Potter Nut that way)
JLo Ft. Pitbull - On The Floor
Enrique Iglesias - Tonight
Afrojack - Take Over Control
TLC - All Their Classic Songs. I fell in love all over again.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
- Had to read it before the American film adaptation comes out this Christmas

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Nail Of The Day - Zoya's "Bela"

Three Light Coats + Seche Vite Top Coat
(with flash)

Today's color is a sheer nail polish color from Zoya called "Bela". It is a milky, creamy, baby pink color that just looks so adorable. And Bela is a star nail polish in its own right. It was featured in one of my favorite films last year, Black Swan. Here is the screenshot.

(with natural light)

As I mentioned before, this is a sheer color with one light coat so Bela works great as a french manicure color. Bela is also build-able to be opaque with two thick coats or three light coats. And as always, with one coat of Seche Vite, my nails dried within minutes.

And look, Bela is the exact same color as my Ipod cover. It was meant to be...
Click here to view and purchase from Zoya's website.
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