Tuesday, July 31, 2012

NOTD: Penguin Nails!! Oh Yeah!!

Penguin nails

Oh! Em! Gee!
That's what I said to myself when I first glanced at this penguin nails design!
It's sooooooooooooooooo cute!!! And of course, I had to try it for myself.
First, I used SinfulColors' Snow Me White to paint my base.
Then, I painted an oval-like shape for the penguin's body using SinfulColors' Black on Black.
Next, I painted the white part of the body.
Finally, I painted the hair, hands, and mouth.
What do you think? Will you give this penguin mani a try?
I promise you, it's not hard to do at all!

FTC Disclosure: I paid for the products mentioned in this post with my own money.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Random post: On Polish and Music

Hi there; hope you're well and you're day is going great!

Random post today. Here are some miscellaneous things going on in my world right now:

1. SinfulColors' Amethyst:
What a pretty purple polish! (Try saying that ten times!)

2. J-Lo:

I love Jennifer Lopez. She's the Queen of Reinvention and never gets old. Get it Jenny from the Block!

3. SinfulColors' Midnight Blue:

I love me a good royal blue polish, especially one for 24 cents!

4. Makin' Frankens:
I love making and mixing and matching my own polishes!

What about you? What's going on in your world these days? What's on your tips and toes? What music are you listening to?

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

Friday, July 27, 2012

NOTD: SinfulColors' Zeus

Thank you Lord.
More accurately, thank you Zeus.
The polish that bares your name from SinfulColors is such a pretty hue.
This smoked out purple with the o-so-freaking-beautiful pink shimmer is gorgeous.

Take a peek of it on my tips:
And here is Zeus with a coat of Sally Hansen's DVD:
I'm in lurve with this $1 beauty. Another good polish from SinfulColors.

What do you think? What's on your tips and toes?

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

Thursday, July 26, 2012

NOTD: Strawberry nails!! Oh Yeah!!

Strawberry nails! 

Hi there!

Hope you're week is going as well as mine is!
Today, I wanted to share a recent nail design I did: strawberry nails!
I was inspired by all of these talented bloggers who posted these strawberry nail art pics on their websites.
The design was very easy to do.
First, I painted my nails red using Sally Hansen's All Fired Up. Then, I dotted my nails with Maybelline's Sunshine.
Finally, I used Revlon's Posh to do the leaves. The leaves look like they're dripping onto the nail because I used my dotting tool to draw them on. Time for a new nail art brush!
But there ya go: strawberry nails!

I received lots of compliments about this look and might try it again before summer ends.

What do you think? What's currently on your nails?

FTC Disclosure: I paid for the products mentioned in this post with my own funds.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Recent Nail Designs

Hi there; hope you're well!
I wanted to share some recent nail designs with you:

Revlon's Wind Fall and Lava:
Plaid Mani featuring various polishes:
Don't laugh at this design. I tried to do a plaid design for my co-worker, after looking at his madras shirt and failed miserably.

Revlon Mysterious and Wet n wild Shield:
Revlon Posh and N.Y.C. Love Letters:
Funky French featuring Sally Hansen Model Behavior and Borghese's Paradiso Pink:
Revlon Metallic and Milani Mint Apple:
What about you? What's on your tips and toes these days?

FTC Disclosure: I paid for products mentioned in this post with my own funds.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Instagram food photos!!

Hi there!

Hope you're week's going well!
Another quick hit post today courtesy of Instagram. Work's kicking my bum like Jackie Chan in an action flick.

A recent salmon dinner with edamame and corn:
Salmon dinner

This quarter water reminds me of my childhood:
Quarter water

I'm loving snacking on this caramel popcorn that I got from Marshall's:

Here's a delicious fruit tray I recently made for some friends:

What about you? What are you eating lately?

Monday, July 23, 2012

One-Word Beauty Reviews

Hi, hope you're well!
Here's another installation of my one-word beauty reviews:

1. Gud from Burt's Bees: Good.
This thick, heavily scented body butter has been keeping my limbs moisturized this summer.

2. Revlon Grow Luscious liner in onyx: OK.

A basic black liner. Nothing special. Didn't help my eyelashes grow, as the package implies.

3. Lavanilla's The Healthy Deodorant: Refreshing.
Hands down, one of thee absolute best deodorants I've used in my life. It was worth every $10 I paid for it from Sephora. Plus, the lavender scent is an added bonus.

4. Naokeidoe Natural handmade soap in Angelic: Heavenly.
My body's been loving suddsing up to this handmade bar of soap. It smells so soft and has been cleansing my body so nicely.

5. Rimmel Extra Wow Lash: Wow!
I paid about $3 for this baby and it does its job. Been extending my lashes, as it claims to do.

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

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Food Instagram Photos

Happy Sunday!

Hope you're well.
I've been busting my bum a work lately so sorry for the lack of posts.
Here's what's I've been eating/posting on Instagram, though!

Fries and an avocado sandwich from Baker's Crust:
SammyApple wine, a birthday gift from one of my fave people:

Jasmine rice with chicken from one of my fave Thai spots:
Jasmine rice

Springrolls, green tea and salad:

Eggplant in a spicy bean sauce from my other fave Thai spot:

Julie's Ice Cream Bars (these are sooo good!!!):
Ice cream bars

What about you? What have you been eating lately? Are you enjoying your summer??

Friday, July 20, 2012

Time for Five

Hi there; hope you're well!
Here are five things I’m really into right now:

1. This beautiful Indian scarf:
This came from a friend, one of my favorite Indians. Isn't it beautiful! It's my new fave scarf!

2. These cute rose-designed leggings:
I wore this during a night out on the town and got lots of compliments!

3. Greek Yogurt Masks:
I've been loving Greek Yogurt masks! They've been keeping my face baby soft and I love the fact that I'm not wasting food!

5. Alternating Manis:
I love playing around with my polishes. This one reminds me of Easter. Polishes used here include Milani's Mint Apple, Rimmel London's Wild Orchid and Revlon's Coastal Surf.

What about you? What are you into these days? What's making you happy?

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

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

What I've been eating lately!

Hi there; hope you're well!
I wanted to share with you some things I've been eating lately:

Lentils and tomatoes over a bed of warm rice:
Lentils are some of my fave beans. They're so easy to make.

This big 'ol thing of garlic because I eat A LOT of garlic:
Trust me, this will get eaten in like two weeks!

This German bread I got from Marshall's:
This was a bit tart but the sweetness of the jam balanced out the taste of the bread.

Fried fish:I grew up Catholic and always ate fish on Fridays. This one didn't come out right. Don't judge. I cooked it on high instead of medium. If at first you don't succeed...

Chocolate-covered peeps:
This was my sweet treat during Easter time. Just getting around to posting this pic. I loves me some Peeps and these babies were so good! Yum!

What about you? What are you eating lately?

FTC Disclosure: I paid for the products mentioned in this post with my own funds.

Monday, July 16, 2012

NOTD: Rainbow Nails!!

Hi there; hope you're well!
Wanted to share a recent nail design that I did: rainbow nails!

Here were my supplies:
My supplies included nail polish, nail paper, a cosmetic wedge, a Q-Tip and polish remover.

This package of cosmetic wedges had been sitting in my bathroom forever and I finally found the perfect use for them, since I rarely wear foundation:
I dabbed my polishes on the wedge a la a rainbow:
And then I pressed the wedge onto my finger like this:
And this was the end effect:
Polishes used were: SinfulColors' Snow Me White, Sally Hansen All Fired Up, Revlon Siren, Maybelline Sunrise, Revlon Posh, Ulta Bluestreak and Brash Toxic Purple.

I love the end result. It's colorful and fun, after all, it's a rainbow!

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

FTC Disclosure: I paid for the products mentioned in this post with my own funds.

Friday, July 13, 2012

DIY: Making my own pizza!

During a recent trip to Trader Joe's, I came across some pre-made pizza dough.
All you had to do was shape it and add your topics. Easy, I thought. So I bought it.
I'd been wanting to make my own pizza anyways. Here's how I did it:

I shaped my dough into a round:
Then, I added pizza sauce:
Feta cheese toppings came next:
Then, my seasonings went on my pizza:
Now for the fun part, toppings!
I baked for about 20 minutes and dinner was served:
The pizza was OK but I found the dough to be too "bready." Overall, it was a good effort though.

Have you made your own pizza? What are you eating these days?

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