Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Songs I can't get out of my head


Hope all is well and your week's going swell.
Lately, I haven't been able to get these songs out of my head:

Nights over Egypt by The Jones Girls:

Portuguese Love by Teena Marie:

Party by Beyonce:

Lotus Flower Bomb by Wale and Miguel:

Send for me by Atlantic Starr:

What about you? What song or songs can't you escape lately?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Recent nail designs

Here are some pictures of recent nail looks I've sported:

Hello Kitty's Blueberry and A Cut Above:

N.Y.C. and Maybelline's Grey-T-Glamour:

Ulta's Envy, a deep and shimmery emerald green:

Ulta's Envy and SinfulColors Paris:

Dance 'Til Dawn: a gorgeous, shimmery teal:

Essie's Shine of the Times over Aldo's Teal the Spotlight:

Sally Hansen's Hidden Treasure 2.0 over Aldo's Teal the Spotlight:

What's currently on your tips and toes?

FTC Disclosure: I bought the products with my own funds.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ulta Eye crayon in blue

I've grown to love wearing colorful eyeliners on my peepers.
Since I'm not a morning person, a quick dash of bright eyeliner gives my face a nice little bit of color.
That's why I was excited to score this free Ulta eye crayon during a recent visit. The double-ended crayon retails for about $10 and comes in several shades.

Here's a swatch:

I love that it has a smudge brush and an in-pencil sharpener on one end.
The liner was pretty durable and brightened up my face. Here's a pic of it on my peepers:

I wear it with clear balm or nude lipstick to further make it stand out.

What's on your eyelids these days?

FTC Disclosure: I paid for the crayon with my own funds.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Wet n wild lipstick review and swatches

Here are some more goodies from one of my fave drugstore brands, Wet n wild.
These lippies come in an array of colors and are only 99 cents.
I got mine for 69 cents through a special sale CVS had for its Beauty Club Members.
The lippies are Dark Wine (522A) and Light Beige Frost (510A).

Here are swatches:

Here's Dark Wine (522A) on my kisser:

And Light Beige Frost (510A) on my kisser:

These lippies are OK. They weren't very durable and I found them to be drying, but I can't really complain because they're under a dollar, right?
I really do like the pigmentation on them, though. And Light Beige Frost has a pearlescant finish to it.
Overall, I'll end up throwing these in my bag as a back up to my Buxom lipsticks.
I like these Wet n wild lippies more for convenience.

FTC Disclosure: I paid for the products with my own funds.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day: A pink lippie review

When I think of Valentine's Day, of course pink comes to mind.
And when I think about pink lipstick, Nicki Minaj's face automatically pops up in my dome.
Maybe it's because it's the only thing that looks rather visible when she wears her kookie outfits?
I don't know, but that's the first thing I thought about when playing with my Retro Pink lipstick from Wet n wild.

Here's a swatch:

And on my kisser:

Retro Pink is a really pretty pink, but not very unique.
I still like it though, and will likely rock this out to the mall, movies or on a date night.

What do you think? What's your fave pink lipstick? What's currently on your kisser these days? And I hope you have a sweet Valentine's Day, whether you're single or booed up!

FTC Disclosure: I won the lipstick mentioned in this post.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

R.I.P Whitney Houston

First, Etta James.
Then, Don Cornelius.
Now, Whitney Houston.
I know death is certain but damn.

R.I.P. Whitney.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

wet n wild coloricon eyeliners

When it comes to eye liners, Urban Decay's 24/7 liners rule my eye lids.
But these 99 cent color icon liners from Wet n wild aren't so bad.
The colors are charcoal, purple and dark brown.
I got them from CVS during a special sale for beauty club members for 69 cents.
Here are swatches:

And after a wet test:

They glide on nicely, stay and are nicely pigmented. I've been wearing them with black mascara and clear lip balm.
It's a nice simple look from an inexpensive drug store find. O, and before I go, doesn't the "S" on them look like the Sephora label?

Maybe it's just me?

FTC Disclosure: I paid for the products with my own funds.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

DIY: Pink Punk Nails inspired by Sephora

I love leopard as a print, especially on my nails.
That's why I went gaga over this Sephora Punk Nail tutorial:

Here's my version:

I used Revlon's Fuchsia Shock and SinfulColors' Black on Black and Snow Me White to create this animated look. This look is just too pretty! Here, have another look:

I'm definitely going to try this look with a different color; maybe a bright green or yellow or maybe even an orange!

What about you? What's on your tips and toes these days?

FTC Disclosure: I previously paid for the products with my own funds.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Warm, fuzzy and polished giveaway!

There's nothing I love more than circle scarves and nail polish so I've decided to give them away as part of my "Warm, fuzzy and polished giveaway," in celebration of my new Etsy store called JiggiJiggi.
In my spare time, I sell earrings and circle scarves on Etsy and consign with my fave local boutique, B. Original. (If you're in the Hampton Roads area, you should check them out. They're located on 196 Central Park Avenue in Virginia Beach. Call them at (757) 499-1740.)
Now back to the giveaway, here's what you could win:

A blue circle scarf, Revlon's Poppy, L'Oreal's Party Hop and a Covergirl Wetslicks lip gloss:

The other prize is a coral circle scarf, N.Y.C.'s Prince Street, a mini shower gel and a Covergirl Wetslicks gloss:

To enter, tell me what's making you happy these days.
It could be your cat or your carton of cookie dough ice cream or even the poster of Idris Elba that you hang on your ceiling. I won't judge. Promise.
Whatever it is, tell me in the comment section below.
Also, you must like or follow me on Bloglovin, Pinterest and visit my Etsy store and tell me what products you like and why.
The contest will end on Sunday, March 12. I'll ship to Canada and U.S. only.
Thanks for entering, good luck and as always, I appreciate you for reading my blog!

Friday, February 3, 2012

R.I.P. Don Cornelius

This is just sad, sad news:(
May Don Cornelius rest in love, peace and soul.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Time for Five: Things I'm currently into

1. This little Postal truck figurine: I saw this Postal truck figure at CVS for about $5. It reminds me of my father, rest his soul. My father worked for the Post Office in New York for years. I miss him dearly.

2.Striving for success: This picture sums up my life and thoughts right now. Not that I haven't attained a considerable amount of success in my young life, but I want more. I feel that 2012 has BIG things in store for me:)

3. New Glasses: I recently got new glasses (and a stronger prescription to match it) and love how chic they are.

4. Go the F*ck to Sleep: This book is just so freaking funny that I've been crying out my eyes while reading it!

5. Shadow palettes: I've been having lots of fun playing around with my shadow palettes. Why buy more when I have so many that I can use up?

FTC Disclosure:
I paid for the cosmetic products mentioned in this post.