Fuchsia and Mint striped nails

Hey everyone!
It’s been a while since I’ve been on here… Life is really been a struggle to deal within the last few months, so ironicaly I took a break from one of the few things that was an outlet for me to release my stress, which is this blog. I recognize that that was definitely an error in judgment as not posting almost made me feel like I lost part of the essence of myself. I will not be letting that happen again I hope. Anyway enough of reminiscing, now on to the nails!

It has been so very long since I have treated myself to getting my nails done. I have just been doing them at home by myself since I’ve been on bed rest. But now that I had a chance to go out I decided that I wanted something creative tell me express myself. Thus this manicure.

Unfortunately I don’t even own these colors so I won’t be able to recreate this look after this manicure chips or wears off, but it will definitely be nice while it lasts. I tried to take pictures of the nail polish bottles and the name or number of the polishes just in case you all wanted to source them.

The look I was going for was it two colored  manicure with striped accent nails,  but with the stripes not being perfect on purpose. I wanted it to look more fun and less structured, and my nail tech gave  me exactly what I wanted and I am so pleased with the outcome!

The fuchsia  color is from a brand  called Quiz Cosmetics and it’s their safari line. The number of the color is 412, and the mint shade is from Santee Plus, and that shad is called “Spearmint “. The white stripes were achieved with a nail art brush from Kiss Cosmetics. And now for the pics!! ( please excuse the manicure not looking like it was just done, its about 4 or 5 days old right now)

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Hope you all like!! Please let me know what you all think, or if you have any ideas on what kind of mani I should get next! Thanks so much for stopping by,and don’t forget to follow us both here and on Facebook, to keep up with upcoming pays and giveaways. Have a great day everyone!!! =)

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A few Nail Looks

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I just began doing my nails/getting them done recently after like a 4 month hiatus. I guess I just wasn’t feeling like myself for a while. Anyway, that being said I figured i would share my last 2 nail looks with you all. One was a compilation of animal print designs on blue and white nails, and the other one is a orchid colored manicure, with a single floral design on my index fingers. Hope you all enjoy! Feel free to let me know anything you think I should try next!!

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Walgreens Haul!!

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On a recent stop to Walgreens with my mommy the other night, I ran across a few new items near the entrance and decided to check them out while she went to another section of the store. The first thing to catch my eye was a new eye-shadow display by Wet n’ Wild. There were two palettes in there, one that was mostly blue and purples, which I wasn’t really interested in, and a more neutral palette, which I fell in love with instantly. A long time ago, Wet n’ Wild used to have a ‘Vanity’ palette, which I do think was one of the best palettes they ever made, but they discontinued it [no bueno!]. Even though you can find the Vanity Palette online on Ebay or Amazon, but I have been on the hunt to find another comparable palette to let people know about when they inquire about a good and affordable neutral palette, especially because I have not been impressed with their neutral releases for a while now. I must admit, now that I have this palette home, and I’ve gotten a chance to swatch it, and use it, I am not as impressed with it as I was when I was admiring it in the check out line. The colors that I was looking forward to the most [the gold, and bronze shades] did not have as much color payoff as I expected from looking at them, and the goldish one was even more disappointing on the eye. Even when wet, it hardly showed up [even after priming as well as putting another gold eye shadow under it to help it pop]. The rest of the colors in the palette were pretty good though. Just incase I forgot to mention, the name of this palette is ‘Walking the Red Carpet’ (#34355), and they’re a limited edition release for about $8.

The next thing I decided to finally buy is something that I have seen and heard about for quite a few months, but I just hesitated because….well, I guess I just wasn’t quite ready to yet. It was a beautiful, rich red lipstick from the Kate Moss Collection, from the Rimmel London brand. It has  a lasting semi-matte finish that isnt drying with a gorgeous color payoff. I tried #107 in the line, and I am IN LOVE! If you are looking for a red lipstick that looks good on almost every skin tone, then this is the one for you! It retails for around $5.50

The last thing I tried out isn’t a beauty product at all. It was actually a series of new releases of instant medications that can dissolve on your tongue to instantly relieve a number of issues, from headache and heartburn, to upset stomach and a few other in between. I have tried a few of them so far and they haven’t worked for me so far, but I had high hopes for them. I thought they would be very handy because of how instantly they should get to work and how easy they are to carry around. They were around $1.50 each.

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Bath and Body Works Giveaway Winner

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Sorry it has taken me so long to announce the winner of this giveaway, but I have been quite pre-occupied. Anyhoo, the winner of this giveaway is…………………………………..

SAMARA MARSHALL!!!

Please email me at jamaican_gurl425@hotmail.com OR send a private message over Facebook, with your mailing information so I can send you your prize.

Congrats again to Samara, and thank you to everyone who entered and shared this giveaway! Don’t be disheartened….I will have another giveaway coming up this week, for those of you who still want a shot at winning!!! :)

Thanks again for stopping by and stay tuned!!

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Olivia + Joy Fuchsia Hobo

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This hobo purse was a find during the christmas season at Marshalls. I wasn’t originally out with the intention of going shopping, I actually had headed to the mall to get my eyebrows threaded, and after that was done, Marshalls was right across from the threading salon, so I decided to pop in and take a look. Not looking for anything in particular, I perused the aisles until I saw the clearance section, and headed right over there. After all, I wasn’t there on purpose to shop, but if I could find a nice bag on sale, then why not?

The bag is from the designers ‘Olivia + Joy’, and is a hobo-style purse, with one medium length strap[with buckle detail]  to wear it on the shoulder [I am loving the length of this strap as compared to other hobos by the way. It gives you enough length to get it comfortably on your shoulders, but isn't so long that the purse hangs too low or gets in the way, a perfect length for any girl, regardless of height or frame]. It has one main compartment and two outer pockets located at the lower front of the bag. The outer pockets have faux twist-closures, and are actually secured by magnetic closures. This hobo has gold hardware, as well as accents on the pocket flaps.

The inside of the purses’ compartments are lined with the ‘olivia+joy’ logo printed on dark grey fabric. The main compartment is enclosed with a zipper and has the same lining as the front pockets. It also has an internal zipper pocket and a gold nameplate. The hobo originally reatils for $92, but was listed at Marshalls for $39.99, and then further reduced to $22!! Yay!

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‘Moda Luxe’ Quilted Satchel….

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During the Black Friday sale last year, I visited the Target website after getting an email newsletter from them saying that their accessories were all buy one, get one 50% off. After searching for about half an hour, I came across these satchels, and completely fell in love with them. They are by the brand ‘Moda Luxe’ and they are huge! I’m talking huge like there-is-almost-nothing-you-could-want-that-cannot-hold-in-this-bag!! If you are not a fan of very large bags, don’t even look in the direction of this satchel. I didn’t realize how big it was when I ordered it, but I still love it. I just have to be careful how much I put in it, because it can get heavy very quickly because of its size.

The outside of the satchel is a semi-matte faux leather, and has a quilted pattern on the outside. The top has a gold exposed zipper closure. The double handles are faux leather as well, and held in place by gold hardware. The top edges of the purse can be folded down into the side, or stick out to the side. The bottom of the purse has mini panels with gold metal balls so you can rest your purse down without it resting directly onto the ground/surface. The interior pocket is very large and spacious and is lined with a cotton black and white floral fabric. It also has a zippered pocket as well as two open pockets, both outlined/piped with faux leather.

I loved the design of the purse, and they were having a sale, so I decided to get this satchel in black and in taupe. The orginal reatil price is $49.99

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Coastal Scents Haul =]…

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I decided to take advantage of a recent sale at Coastal Scents, and get a few items that I had been eyeing for a while. One of them was a retractable powder brush, for my travel make up kit. I was eager to have a brush that had its own cover so it wouldn’t get my kit messy during travel. The one I found seems to be of very good quality. It has very soft bristles, which should make applying and blending the powder/blush/bronzer a breeze. It comes in a sleek, red metal casing with ‘Coastal Scents’ written on the side in white. It is originally $6.95, but I got it for $3.48.

I also bought a flat top kabuki buffer brush to use when I’m applying liquid foundation, to help with a more flawless application. I also got it because sometimes it may take a while for my brushes to dry after being cleaned, so I like to have a backup brush just incase I need to do my makeup when my other one is damp. It has synthetic , two toned bristles, that are dense yet soft, and I cannot wait to try it out. It was also $3.48 on sale, but normally $6.95

A brow kit caught my eye while I was browsing so I looked further into it. It featured four shades of powder that can be used to fill in your brows. I appreciated the color range, as it would fit many different hair colors, depending on how you mix and match your colors. They give a very natural look, not ‘cakey’ or artificial. The kit comes with the 4 powders and an angled brush, in a compact with a large mirror, which is perfect for travel. I got it for $6.46, instead of $12.90.

The last thing I got was a palette I have been wanting for ages now, but it was either sold out or I refused to pay full price for it, as beautiful as it is. Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE bright eye shadow. Anytime I see a palette that looks highly pigmented, with a wide array of colors, I’m immediately drawn to it. That is exactly what Coastal Scents Creative Me #1 Palette is all about. Its gorgeous! I can picture so many looks coming out of this palette, from using one shadow to add just a hint of color to an eye look, to a full blown colorful makeup do. Its usually $14.95, but was on sale for $7.98.

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