A while back Wet N Wild released three limited edition baked eye shadow palettes (Walgreens Exclusive). A palette of blues (Baked Not Fried), a palette of pinks (Baking a Cake) and a neutral palette (Baked Not Fried). The baked palettes were all paraben free. I was into neutral colors at that point, so I bought the neutral palette called Baked Not Fried.
I have a love hate relationship with shopping online. On one hand, I risk my credit card being stolen and breach of privacy. On the other hand, I get all giddy when my purchases arrive. Even though I paid for it, it feels like Christmas morning (I actually can't wait until morning and open my presents 12 am midnight). The anticipation almost make the products more special. I blame delayed of gratification for this. Well Cyber Monday happened recently. If you were "in the know", you probably heard of some pretty cool beauty sales going on. I was especially psyched for Milani's 50% off sale and Jordana's 25% off sale WITH free shipping. Shipping is the reason why I don't shop online regularly (my wallet is thankful though). I digress. I really wanted the "holy grail" eyeliner so many bloggers have been talking about, i.e. Milani Liquif'eye and Jordana Color Xtend. So I put in my order in the morning of Cyber Monday on their INCREDIBLY SLOW website. My friend didn't even order anything because of how slow it was. Fast forward 7 days and my purchase arrive! I was going out when the mail man came. I opened the box in the car on my way to the mall. YEAH, I was that excited!
Being the nail art newb I am, I've actually never successfully made "pretty" dots on my nails before. I've tried using a toothpick once and the mani ended up looking like swiss cheese. I don't own any dotting tools and didn't want to spend my money on buying one. The other day I was prowling the interweb and saw a nail blog. This girl (I assume) used the back end of her makeup brush as a dotting tool. "GENIUS!" was my first thought, followed by "Why didn't I think of that?" and "I'm going to try this NOW!" I used the dollar concealer brush from elf, though I really use it for my gel liner. The brush has outlived it's use, it's all shaggy from the constant washing. If you own an elf concealer brush, you'll see that the end is a bit fat. The dots ended up bigger than I expected. Not a problem since I was going to toss it anyways. It's living another life :).
From the title, it is obvious I'm about to list the five words most associated with beauty blogs and channels. If you have a beauty blog or channel, you have mostly likely used these words. I daresay ALL beauty blogs have used at least one of these words. I love youtube vloggers and bloggers. This is all for fun so please don't hurt me ><!
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I confess, I'm horrible at painting nails. I tend to have polish all over my fingers, creating that coagulating pool in the valley between flesh and nail. Nail painting with me gets real messy. Imagine the mess when I try to do free hand nail art. Those stories are the type you tell on a campfire trip to scare the bejizzle out of children. Exaggeration? Come and observe, if yee dares. Muahahaha.
Now let's get to the NOTD (nails of the day). This is my first time using the sponging method (using a cosmetic sponge to dab nail polish on the nails). It turned out very well! I will definitely use this technique a lot. It's very very very fool proof (yes, the 3x very is necessary) and looks amazing.
For this NOTD, I was imitating another blogger's nail art. Look at the pictures and guess what I was trying to achieve! She was going for a starry sky look *highlight the black rectangle for the answer*. I think I kind of achieved the look. It is more sparkly in person so it's a lot prettier in real life.