Friday, December 7, 2012

5 Cute Fall/Winter Outfits

Outfit #1 Cozy Knits
Circle Scarf- H&M
Coral Knit Sweater- H&M
Black Leggings-Wet Seal
Brown Boots- Wet Seal
Outfit #2 Layering Clothes
Mustard Circle Scarf- H&M
White Tank Top- Aeropostale
White & Blue Striped Dress Shirt- H&M
Braided Brown Skinny Belt- Forever21
Brown Jacket- Wet Seal
Black Leggings- Wet Seal
Brown Boots- Wet Seal
Grey/Beige Purse- Tjmaxx
Outfit #3 Cardy Cozy
White Tank Top- Aeropostale
Pink & Blue Striped Dress Shirt- Hollister
Coral Sweater Cardigan- H&M
Brown Braided Skinny Belt- Forever21
Black Leggings- Wet Seal
Ivory Purse- Forever21
Brown Boots- Wet Seal
Outfit #4 Blue Flare
Circle Scarf- H&M
White Tank Top- Aeropostale
Mint sweater Cardigan- H&M
Brown Braided Skinny Belt- Forever21
Navy Skirt- Forever21
Black Tights- Forever21
Brown Boots- Wet Seal
Brown Crossover Purse- Jcpenny
Outfit #5 Brown Sparkle
Circle Scarf- H&M
Brown Long Sleeve- Forever21
Brown Jacket- Wet Seal
Rose Gold Sequin Skirt- Wet Seal
Ivory Knit Tight- Forever21
Brown Boots- Wet Seal
Grey/Beige Purse- Tjmaxx

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

HAUL: Black Friday 11.23.12

Stores Mentioned:

DIY: Decorative Pillows- 3 Styles (no sew)

Supplies needed

Square Pillow 0:16

- Teal Fabric (1 yard)
- Stuffing (Poly-Fil 100% Polyester Fiber Fill) 1 bag
- White Ruffled Trim 2 yards
- Fabric Glue (Fabric Fusion) 
- Glue Gun/Glue Sticks 
- Scissors 
- Ball Point Pins
- Gold Ribbon (width 5/8 in)
- Ruler
- Pen

Rectangle Pillow 3:27

- Beige Fabric (1 yard)
- Stuffing (Poly-Fil 100% Polyester Fiber Fill) 1 bag
- Felt Sheets (3-5 sheets)
- Glue Gun/Glue Sticks
- Fabric Glue (Fabric Fusion)
- Ball Point Pins
- Scissors 
- Nylon Thread
- Needle
- Silver Sequin 
- Large Jewels
- Pearls
- Pen
- Ruler
- Small Circular Object (for tracing)

Circle Pillow 8:29
Diameter 11in.

- Silver Fabric 1 yard
- Stuffing (Poly-Fil 100% Polyester Fiber Fill) 1 bag
- Large Circular Object
- Glue Gun/Glue Sticks
- Fabric Glue (Fabric Fusion)
- Lace Trim (Wrights Hem facing 2 ½ yards)
- Scissors 
- Ball Point Pins
- Glittered Buttons 
- Pen
- Ruler

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Get to know me TAG

Here are the questions so you can do the video as well :D 

What is your name?
When were you born?
What is your hometown?
Where have you worked?
Hair length, hair color, eye color?
What is your best feature?
What is your ethnicity?
How tall are you?
Braces? Piercings? Tattoos?
Do you play any instruments?
What did you want to be when you grew up?
Least / most favorite subject in school?
Do you have any pets?
Have you been out of the country before?
Favorite movies?
Favorite TV shows?
Favorite book?
Favorite color?
Favorite animal?
Favorite perfume?
Favorite drink?
Favorite holiday?
Favorite store?
Favorite restaurant?
Favorite place to go?
Favorite song?
Mac or PC?
Facebook or Twitter?
Star Wars or Star Trek?
What kind of phone do you have?
How are you currently feeling?
What are you currently eating?
What are you currently thinking about?
What are you currently wearing?
Single or taken?
Do you want to have kids?
Do you believe in God?
What is your life motto?
What is your favorite thing to do?
What do you think of your husband?

How much do you love your subscribers?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween Skull Face Makeup


Products Used:
-White Face Paint OR Foundation (Revlon Colorstay Whipped foundation-330 True beige)
-Lotion (Ponds Dry Skin Cream)
-Loose Face Powder (N.Y.C Smooth Skin Loose Face Powder-Naturally Beige)
-Concealer (Covergirl&Olay Simply Ageless Eye Concealer-220)
-Black Face Paint 
-Black Eyeliner (AVON glimmerstick Eyeliner- G04 Blackest Night)
-Black Liquid Eyeliner (Maybelline Line Stiletto Liquid Eyeliner- Blackest Black)
-Black (matte) Eyeshadow (Urban Decay Naked Palette2- Blackout)
-cotton swabs

Monday, October 15, 2012

Halloween Zombie Makeup


Products Used:
-Liquid Latex + Brush 
I used "Theatrical Effects Flesh Latex" from Party City for $3.99USD

-Toilet Paper (single sheets)

-Elmer's Glue Stick

-White face paint + makeup sponge 
I used "Halloween Makeup Palette" from Walmart for $2.97USD


I used Revlon Colorstay Whipped foundation-330 True Beige

-Green makeup paint 
I used the same Walmart Halloween makeup palette

-Brown eye pencil OR face paint 
I used AVON glimmersticks eye pencil-cosmic brown G40

-Pink OR red eye pencil 
I used EBEL- Rose Pendante

-Black jumbo eye pencil OR face paint 
I used AVON big color eye pencil-night glisten B804

-Purple jumbo eye pencil OR face paint 
I used NYX jumbo eye pencil- purple velvet 623A

-Brown+black eyeshadows+brushes 
I used both Naked/Naked2 palettes

-Black eye pencil 
I used AVON glimmersticks eye liner- blackest night G04

-Red face paint 
I used the same Halloween makeup palette

-Blood gel 
I used "Theatrical effects blood gel" from Party City for $3.99USD

-Teeth stain 
I used "Teeth paint & mouth glow" from Walmart for $2.97USD

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Pin-up Makeup & Hair


Makeup Products:
-Foundation (Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation- 330 True Beige)
-Eye Corrector (Covergirl&Olay Simply Ageless 230)
-Eye Concealer (Covergirl&Olay Simply Ageless 220)
-False Eyelashes (Salon Perfect Perfectly natural 53 Black)
-Lash Glue (DUO Eyelash Adhesive clear-white waterproof)
-Brown Eyeshadow (Urban Decay Naked Palette- Naked (for inner brow) Buck (crease))
-Brow Powder (N.Y.C Browser Brush-on Brow kit- Brunette)
-Brow Pencil (Maybelline Define-a-brow- Medium Brown)
-Liquid Eyeliner (Maybelline Line Stiletto- Blackest Black)
-Mascara (Covergirl LashBlast waterproof- Blackest Black)
-Lipstick (AVON- D401 Very Cherry)
-Setting Spray (Skindinavia Bridal Makeup Finsh)

Hair Products:
-Hair Brush
-2 Hair Clips
-Bobby Pins
-Teasing Comb
-Tresemme Climate Protection Hairspray

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Skincare & Everyday Face


Products mentioned:
-Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation
-Covergirl&Olay Concealer
-NYC Browser Brow Kit
-Maybelline define-a-brow pencil
-Maybelline Line Stiletto liquid eyeliner
-Covergirl LashBlast Volume
-Hard Candy Fox in a Box “Skinny Dipping” blush duo
-Skindinavia Bridal Setting Spray
-eos lip balm

Friday, August 17, 2012

Gold Glitz

Nail Polish Combo
Rimmel- 260 Gold Silk       Revlon- 340 Stunning 

1. One Layer    2. Two Layers    3. Three Layers


1. One Layer    2. Two Layers    3. Three Layers


Friday, August 3, 2012

OOTD & Downtown Chicago


-Floral Pink Dress-- JCPenny
-Beige Lace & Ruffled Vest Cardigan-- TjMaxx
-Brown Braided Skinny Belt-- Forever21
-Purse: Big Buddha Santa Barbara-- TjMaxx
-Aviator Sunglasses-- Forever21
-Brown Cork Wedges-- Andrea, MX. Co. (Mexican Brand)

Monday, July 30, 2012

July Favorites 2012


Products Mentioned : 
-HardCandy Fox in a Box- Skinny Dipping ($6.00 USD @Walmart)
-Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation- 330 True Beige ($10.99 USD @Walmart)
-Maybellines Define-a-Brow- Medium Brown ($5.97 USD @Walmart)
-Covergirl Queen Collection Lipstick- Penelope Pink Q440 ($5.94 USD @Walmart)
-Skindinavia Bridal Makeup Finish ($30.00 USD)
-Victoria's Secret "Such a Flirt" Bronze Glow- Starfruit & White Orchid ($12.00 USD)
-Victoria's Secret "Love Spell" Body Lotion- Cherry Blossom & Peach ($12.00 USD)
-Pure ICE polishes- Home Run & Beware ($1.99 USD @Walmart)
-Sally Hansen Polishes- Strobe Light & Dura-pearl ($1.99 USD @Walmart)
-Steve Madden Wristlet ($14.99 USD @TjMaxx)

Monday, July 23, 2012

Nail Art with Tape

Instagram @cyn1890
Materials needed:
-Tape (I used: Scotch Painter's Blue)
-nail filer
-baby nail clippers

Polishes used:
-Seche Vite Top Coat $7.99 (Sally's Beauty supply/Target)
-Seche Clear Base Coat $6.99 (Sally's Beauty supply/Target)
-ICE- Homerun $1.99 (Walmart)
-ICE- Beware $1.99 (Walmart)
-Sinful colors-  Mint Apple 947 $1.99 (Walgreens)
-Sinful colors Nail Art- Bad chick $1.99 (Walgreens)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Eye Tutorial: Gradient Pink & Purple

Products (in order as presented):
Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC eyeshadow- Dazzlelight
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil-  Oyster 610
Revlon Colorstay 12Hr Eye Shadow 10 Berry Bloom Palette
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil-  Purple Velvet 623A
Naked 2- Blackout shadow
NYX Ultra Pearl Mania loose Eyeshadow
Covergirl Ultimate Finish liquid powder- 410 classic ivory
Maybelline Line Stiletto- Blackest Black
Salon Perfect Perfectly Natural Lashes- 53 Black
DUO Adhesive Clear white
Lash Blast Volume Mascara

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation- True beige 330
Covergirl&Olay Simply Ageless Eye Concealer 220

Saturday, June 2, 2012

DIY Pleated Skirt

(2 yd x 1.5 yd) OR (72 in. x 54 in.)
Fabric: Rayon-Challis 2 yd at 1 yd for $3.97 
Total: $7.94


Ball Point Pins
(80 count) $1.97

Tape Measure


Non-Roll Elastic
$1.44 (3/4 in 3yd)

Hand Needles
$0.97 (or Sewing Machine)

Transparent Nylon $2.16


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Peachy Petal

OK, Is this not the most prettiest peachy color ever! I have never tried any Maybelline Polishes let alone I never even knew Maybelline did polishes. Also I do not like when products have "Limited Edition" stickers on them because if I happen to fall in LOVE with the product I always feel like I need to go back and buy more... just in case lol

Although the color is Gorgeous it does have some down falls which are mentioned below. 

Price: I purchased mine at Walgreens for $5ish USD but I am sure it's available at local Walgreens, Targets, CVS, Walmart etc. 

Formula- The formula seems to be a bit thick but I believe it is because it's suppose to be a 50 Second Express Finish. I do not know if it actually does dry in 50 seconds because I always use my Seche Vite topcoat which dries my polishes very fast on its own. I would recommend giving the polish good shakes before application to help thin the formula out. 

Application- The polish applied true to color and pretty opaque with just one coat, I was VERY impressed on that part BUT if you do not apply one coat quickly the whole layer ruins when you try going over it again. The formula is just too thick and you need multiple shakes before you apply. Also I noticed it  produces small bubbles which you can see under the sun clearly. I would recommend if you do decide to purchase not to add more than 2 thin coats (if even possible) because if a third coat is added the polish will definitely become clumpy.

Lasting Time- Does not last very long at all, even with my Seche Vite Top Coat, within the 3rd day you will have at least one chipped nail. My sinful color polishes that cost $2 last longer easily.

Rating- 2 Stars out of 5 Stars The color is beautiful, which is what made me purchase, but the formula is not working for me and for the price of $5 USD it just does not feel worth it.

One Coat
Two Coats
Accent Nail Added
White Polka Dots
Sinful Colors Nail Art- Bad Chick 
Has a very thin brush applicator

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Removing Glitter Polish Sweat-free

We love our glitter but do we love removing it? I know glitter polish can sometimes feel impossible and seem like you have used pints of acetone before it is fully removed BUT with this old trick I've learned from my mother glitter polish is off within minutes on its own.

Supplies needed
-1 sheet of aluminum foil
-1 sheet of paper towel
Cut Paper Towel & Foil
1) For both, the sheet of paper towel & foil, cut straight down creating two pieces
2) Then cut 5 individual strips on each piece, leaving you with 10 separate pieces. 
Soak in Acetone
1) Grab 1 piece of paper towel and fold it twice creating a little square
2) Then soak it with acetone
Over the Nail
Place the soaked paper towel over the nail
Foil Up
1) Grab a piece of aluminum foil and wrap the nail with the soaked paper towel still above it
2) Repeat the steps to all of the nails
3) Now let it sit for 10 minutes...
Remove the Foil
1) Gently press and pull the foil off, and you'll have 95% of the polish removed 
2) With the same soaked paper towel that was on the nail use it wipe off any left over polish on the edges
Happy Nails!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Dark Smokey Eye

What I Used:
-Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion: Original 
-AVON Big Color Eye Pencil: Night Glisten 177-353 On SALE now for $3.99
-Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil: Dime (gun metal is similar)
-Urban Decay Naked Palette 2 Shadows: (Blackout, Verve, Tease)
-AVON Glimmersticks Waterproof Eyeliner: Blackest Black 387-801 
-DUO Eyelash Adhesive: clear-white
-Salon Perfect: Demi Whispies
-Covergirl Lash Blast: Blackest Black

-N.Y.C Browser Brush-on Brow Kit- Brunette 
-Jordana FabuBrow Eyebrow Pencil: 03 Dark Brown

-Sonia Kashuk Lip Definer: Bare II (Purchase at Target)
-Covergirl Lipstick Queen Collection- 0440 Penelope Pink

-Covergirl&Olay Simply Ageless Foundation: 250
-Covergirl&Olay Simply Ageless Concealer: 220
-N.Y.C Color Wheel Mosaic Face Powder: All over Bronze Glow 724A

     -Flat Brush
     -Small Flat Brush
     -Small Pencil Brush
     -Round Flat Brush
     -Angled Flat Eyebrow Brush
     -Angled Blush Brush
Urban Decay Tapered Shading Brush (came with the Naked Palette 2)
Sigma Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki F80

-Tweezer (for eyelash application)

JCpenny Black Blazer Brand:Bwear (same brand similar blazer here)
Forever21 Tank
Forever21 Heart earrings (not available anymore) BUT similar ones at stores and online
Wet Seal Sequins Skirt (not available anymore) BUT similar ones at stores and online
Express wristlet (similar ones here)
Aldo Nude Platform Heels  (same style but different colors here)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Pearly Jewels

I recently purchased Sally Hansen polishes from their Hard as Nails collection...
1. Dura-pearl #130 (paid: $1.97) 
2. Strobe Light #200 (paid: $1.97) 
I purchased mine at Walmart!

Overall Review:
This line is very affordable, each polish is only $1.97 so I 100% recommend them if you love polishes but also on a budget. (as am I haha)  

The Dura-pearl polish did take 3 coats to achieve the same opaque color as the bottle but even with the three coats it did not feel or look thick (TIP: when doing multiple layers make sure each layer is thin and completely dry before doing the next layer) I also agree with the name of the polish, in person it does look like you have pearl nails.

As for Strobe Light I absolutely love the fine glitter (usually not a fan of huge chunks of glitter polish) it has a mix of silver and pink glitter. The technique I used to achieve the gradient (ombre) like affect, as the pictures show below, were by applying two thin coats from tip to mid-nail and then one final thin coat layer on the whole nail. (Remember: wait awhile between layers to prevent clumps or thickness) 

NOTE: I use Seche Clear as a base coat and Seche Vite as a top coat. As I have mentioned in previous posts I highly recommend these too especially the top coat. I use to not use base coats or top coats because I honestly believed you really didn't need them BUT ever since I have purchased them I will never go back. They truly help your polishes last longer without chipping no matter how low-end or high-end the polishes are. They also help give off a nice gloss finish to your nails. 
Happy Nails! <3

Style One: 
Style Two: 
Accent Nail w/ Strobe Light
Style Three: 
Gradient Effect on all nails w/ Strobe Light