After a search that lasted many months for a Revlon baby blue nail polish I had seen in a magazine, I finally found it! It's called "Waterfall" and it's gorgeous! However, I had always imagined it was a creme color. It has a very subtle hint of glitter. The day I found it, I also found Sephora by OPI "Havana Dreams" which is the same beautiful blue color minus the sparkle! I've had it on for 8 days now with very little chipping! I love this color for summer and HIGHLY recommend anyone with a thing for nail polish pick up a bottle!! Pictures below.. Last picture is day 8.. The picture Where I'm holding the bottle is mire true to color than the others. (worn with seche vite base and top coat - which works miracles anyway!)
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Hey guys! I wanted to do this quick post before I head off to the beach. This isn't really about nails, but I love how my look turned out today! I went with a shimmery neutral eye (revlon "not just nudes" creme quad) with a little pop of summer color (bare essentials "azure"). On my lips I have revlon colorstay lip liner in "rose" and finished that off with some great new all-natural lip gloss from Mad Gabs. I am in a small testing group for this local Maine company which makes lip products. They're amazing and all-natural! I'll be doing a full review after the testing period, but so far I love it! Perfect consistency and pigmentation! I have my hair in a fishtail braid - these are so cute for summer! So I'll leave you with a few pictures so you know what on earth I'm talking about!! XO Andrea
P.s. If you don't follow me on twitter then you may not have seen my tribal inspired nails! Picture below!
Thursday, June 16, 2011
So I removed the polish.... :'(
Being me, I promptly moved on to the next best thing - my new nail polishes! I chose "Mint Green" by CG (purchased at rite aid) and here is what that looks like:
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Keep in mind that for the past 2 days I've been really busy and my nails have kept up while chasing around my 3 year old nephew, and even withstanding flame!! (Not really... haha!) I was burning my school work as a celebratory measure at the end of the year! So I was crumpling up papers, throwing things into the fire, picking things up off of tar (and I was cringing waiting for them to chip - but they didn't), vigorous typing, etc. Besides the fact that they've grown out a little, they're still in mint condition!
I don't know if I owe it to the Seche Vite base and top coat, the Revlon nail color, or both! Either way these are both AMAZING products and I highly recommend them!
Monday, June 13, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
1. Work out!
30 minutes a day. This sounds a bit cliché, but besides the obvious health benefits and that it will help keep you in shape, working out actually releases endorphins which make you happy and actually give your skin a beautiful glow! Commit to doing 15-20 push-ups, 15-20 sit-ups, 15-30 second bridge, 15-30 second wall sit, etc. every morning when you wake up. You'll have the benefits previously mentioned and help you wake up and start your day on a positive note!
2. Go tanning/Lay out in the sun
You know how they say black is slimming? Well I think a tan is pretty slimming too! A nice tan can make anyone feel great about themselves, not to mention make them look awesome in their dress! Go to a tanning salon and ask a professional about how long you should tan for depending on your skin tone. Tan 3-4 times in the two weeks before prom. If you're underage, don't have your parents' "okay", you've watched the Final Destination movies, or are otherwise morally opposed to tanning in a bed, you can just do it the old fashioned way! Lay out in your yard for a couple hours with a tanning oil (some have just a little spf - the one I use is Rite Aid brand dark tanning oil, spf 2). This will leave you with a nice glow for prom! Note: Keep in mind that you don't want to tan within three days of the event. Nobody wants to be a lobster for prom! Also... Make sure your tan lines work for your dress - if you go in a tanning bed, just go nude! Who's there to see you?
3. Do your nails!!!
This should have been #1 considering this is a nail blog! Ha! Well, we all know that nails are the best accessory any girl could have. Who wouldn't want to take advantage of that - especially for an event like prom! French tips are a classic prom manicure. I just posted a new tutorial for Easy & Flawless French Tips!
4. Double Sided Tape
Especially for tricky dresses, low cut necklines, etc., this is your friend. Need I say more?
5. Makeup & Hair
These things could go horribly wrong if not executed correctly. If you're good at doing makeup or if you're good at doing hair, consider if it would be worth saving the money that you would be spending on a salon visit. Curling hair is hard to do if you're not experienced. If you've mastered straightening your hair, don't do it! If you wear your hair down and straight, it'll look like it does every other day of your life! Splurge on the $40-50 up-do/style. Same goes with makeup. Your makeup needs to step up to the occasion. You're going to be in a lot of pictures, so make sure to exaggerate eyeshadow (NOT liner!) and blush so it's noticeable in the photos. Again, if you're not makeup savvy, splurge on the salon visit. $20-30 is totally worth it!