Thursday, November 17, 2011

NOTD - Guess what I was going for!

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.

Up close look at the thumb

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

OPI Serena Glam Slam Duos @ TJ Maxx

Today I had to babysit my little cousin after he got off from school. He lives quite near a TJ Maxx, so I decided to swing by after I was done. To my surprise, I found Serena Willam's OPI sets for only $7.99! I know TJ Maxx and Marshalls sell many brand name stuff for cheap but it is another thing when the product is something you lemmed for. I remember these sets came out shortly after OPI's immensely popular black shatter. Shatter/crackle was still a rarity so I totally lemmed after the white shatter that was only available in Serena William's duo set. For those that have missed the Serena's Glam Slam set or thought it was too expensive, here is an opportunity to grab one. I am actually gunning for the multi-fleck sparkle (servin up sparkle).

OPI Serena Glam Slam Duo - $7.99
Spark Of Triomphe
White Shatter

OPI Serena Glam Slam - $7.99
Grape..Set..Match & Servin Up Glitter
Barielle - Nail Protect Plus Color (Trio) - $9.99

OPI Serena Glam Slam - $7.99
(L-R) Pros and Bronze, Love is a Racket, Your Royal Shine-ness, Servin' Up Sparkle

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Claire's Dollar Accessory Sale!

Hi, my name is Theresa.
(Hi, Theresa)
And I'm a Claire's shopper.
I know I'm an adult and their target audience are the "tweens". But I can't help it. I can't resist a good deal. I realize I'm the only person without a chaperone in the store. I realize all of this and yet I cannot stop. Will I seek help? No. It's a good deal and I'm not ashamed to be a Claire's shopper at this age! (Preach! Theresa! Preach!)
Claire's Bow Earrings - $1

I love accessories. I rock just about anything, flower hair pins, earrings, dangly necklaces, bracelets etc etc.

When Claire's have their 10 for 10 sale, I always pop in check it out.
  • You don't have to buy 10 accessories to get each for a dollar. You may just buy one item for one dollar if you want (most people don't know this!)
  • ONLY accessories that are redlined is part of their sale..
    • If the original price is under 10 dollars, the final price is automatically one dollar
    • If the original price is over 10 dollars, it is an additional 50% off the red-marked price
      • Example: 
        • Original price is $10.50. It is redlined and adjusted to $5.50. The final price would be $2.25
        • Original price is $9.00. It is redlined and adjusted to $4.50. The final price is $1!
  • I have bought glasses, hair pins, earrings, necklaces that all follow these rules

Friday, November 4, 2011

Limited Edition: Wet N Wild - I Heart Matte Palette

If you haven't heard of Wet N Wild's I <3 Matte palette you probably do not read a lot of beauty blogs (I tell it like I see it *snaps snaps* >:].. lol just kidding). I <3 Matte is an 8-pan all matte palette that has been getting quite a bit of attention since the official announcement. Drugstore eyeshadows are always very sparkle sparkle so I was very excited to finally have some mattes to play with! I'm a frugal woman whose makeup addiction has not yet escalated to the point of spending 14 dollars on a single eyeshadow (I'm broke ala joke :[ ). I am also a cautious woman who is afraid of alleged harmful chemicals. With my particular standards, you can imagine how hard shopping is.

When I first saw the announcement of the 8-pan matte palette, I was very excited but also sad because the other 8-pan palettes had parabens. I know I haven't officially sworn off parabens, but I've been trying real hard not to buy any products that contained them (it also gives me a reason to spend less). When G from Nouveau Cheap (one of my favorite blogs EVER) posted up ingredients for the palette, I squealed after scanning the ingredients to see NO PARABENS listed! That's right! Wet N Wild, the holy grail of cheapie makeup, has no parabens *cartwheels in the air*! I immediately planned a trip to Walgreens. Turns out I didn't even have to search very far, the first Walgreens I went to had the beauty bar set up!

Wet N Wild  I <3 Matte
0.3 oz/8.5 g - $4.99

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss is my absolute favorite lip gloss! I've only started buying makeup about a year ago so my makeup stash isn't very large. I only focused on eye products in the beginning of my makeup buying escapade. I started to branch out to lip products about half a year ago. I own some Revlon Colorburst lipglosses, Physician's Formula glosses, Lip Smackers and NYX Mega Shine Lip Glosses. I have also tried plenty of dollar brand lip glosses.Mega Shine Lip Glosses are PARABEN FREE.
NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss 
11 ml/0.37 oz - $5.50
Top to Bottom: Nyx Mega Shine Lip Gloss
Natural, Pink Gold, Beige