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Sunday, May 20, 2012

MY ADVENTURES IN NAIL POLISH



hi. pepp here. ::gasp:: shocking i know. ive been seriously m.i.a. but with summer coming ill have a lot more free time so youll be hearing from me a lot more. (im sorry ahead of time.) anywho. for my first post in a crazy long time i wanted to talk about of my favorite things in the whole wide world. nail polish. i love getting manicures but they chip so easy and i really dont want to get one every week (if you havent noticed by now im cheap) and while gel manicures last much longer they destroy your nails because they have to file your nails so thin and you get that weird ridge. so ive been doing it at home and one of my all time favorite products is the Sally Hansen Salon Effects nail polish strips. i love polish strips because when trying to do my own manicure it tends to look like a five year old painted my right hand and i always smudge. ive tried all of the nail polish strips and sallys is by far my favorite. its relatively easy when you get the hang of it and ive had it last up to two and a half weeks which i consider a huge win.
i know i know nail polish strips have been around for awhile so its not exactly breaking news but my excitement today is from finding the new rock of ages line in my local drugstore. specifically “beat you to it!”, a bright super-sparkley kelly green. (im obsessed. i love green. im staring at my nails. its a problem.)
i definitely recommend all of sallys line of polish strips. each box comes with the polish strips, a small file, a stick thingy and directions. its important to follow the directions but i have a few tips that will save you time, money and make them last longer.
first off dont open both packages of the nail strips, my father actually figured out that you could actually get two uses. yes my father. one day when i was visiting him and doing my nails he came up with the idea to use both sides of the strip because in the method that the directions tells you would waste a lot. if you are using for the first time go slow. remove the strip from both the plastic and the paper. now remove the little holder very carefully not the rip the bottom and use the one side. carefully cut or pull the bottom half off making sure not to warp or rip it. then use the other side on the other hand.
you dont need to go as crazy with that weird stick as the directions tell you. just rub firmly with your fingers and it should stay perfectly. do not rub until you are sure it is in the spot you want or else you are out of luck because it is not going anywhere. to finish it off cover with a strong topcoat i recommend the new revlon gel kind. once that dries you are set. admire away. just every few days reapply the top coat.
cheap. long lasting. perfect.
ta ta for now.
<3 pepp.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

7 DEADLY SINS OF BEAUTY


Hey guys!, This week is a little bit crazy so I thought I would come here and do a quick post. On youtube a lot of people have done the 7 deadly sins of beauty tag, so I thought I would do mine on here. I’ve been thinking of making a YT channel but I’m not sure yet, we will see, it would definitely make tutorials easier. Anyway here goes:

1. GREED: What is your most inexpensive beauty item? What is your most expensive?
I guess it would be my Too Faced Sweet Dreams palette which was $52, or the Urban Decay naked palettes. But for one single item and not a palette I would say perfume, I also splurged on makeup remover from clinique.
2. WRATH: What beauty products do you have a love/hate relationship with? What product has been the hardest to get?
It used to be foundation but now I love the ELF foundation that I use everyday, so I would have to say powder. I have dry skin so the wrong powder can make me look really cakey. 
3. GLUTTONY: What are your most delicious beauty products?
Too Faced chocolate soleil bronzer smells just like chocolate! I also love victoria secrets beauty rush lip glosses, a slice of heaven tastes like cake.
4. SLOTH: What beauty product do you neglect, due to laziness?
I usually always forget primer. 
5. PRIDE: What beauty product gives you the most self confidence?
Mascara and some bronzer! As long as I have those I feel good. But I do enjoy a nice red lip, with red lips I don’t wear a lot of eye makeup and I still feel super confident.
6. LUST: What attributes do you find most attractive in the opposite sex?
I’m not really sure why this is on here, but I think its just the way a person carries them-self . But physically I guess their smile. 
7. ENVY: What items would you most like to receive as a gift? 
Hmm, maybe some Nars products I don’t own anything from them and I always hear good things. Perfumes are always great as well. 

Okay guys I hope you liked this and let me know what your 7 deadly sins of beauty are!
TinK xX

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

ELF HAUL + $20 MYSTERY BAG


On May 1st and 2nd ELF was having a promotion, when you spend $20 you received a free $20 value mystery bag. I’ve never ordered a mystery bag before and I was so excited. I really love ELF I think they are a great company especially if you are just starting out. Also they are affordable and cruelty free! I believe they also have some vegan items as well. So lets get started!

First lets start with what I ordered:
1. Flawless finish foundation in the shade sand. I absolutely love this foundation and have talked about it a couple of times on here so I won’t go into great detail, but here is my review if you are interested. 
2. Next I ordered a new product from ELF, the lip exfoliator. I’ve used this once already and it definitely made my lips more smooth. Make sure to follow the directions and dampen your lips before using. 
3. OF course I had to order a backup of my FAVORITE liquid eyeliner. I love ELF’s eyeliner so much! The brush allows for the most precise line and the best part is it only costs a dollar.
4. Next I ordered the stipple brush from the studio line. I don’t own a stipple brush and I was very curious. I used it only once  to apply my foundation so I’m still not sure how I feel about it, since I am still really addicted to my beauty blender. 
5. I also ordered the corrective concealer palette. It comes with four different colors. I really enjoy this product, I like using the green shade to diminish redness. My only complaint is that I don’t really care for the brush applicator, I prefer to use concealer brush from the studio line.
6. I really wanted a fun lipgloss in a shade that I don’t own. So the glossy gloss funky fuchsia was perfect. It is a really vibrant color but it goes on sheer for a more natural look, or easily buildable for a bold look. I really enjoy the glossy glosses from ELF, they are moisiturizing and don’t have any weird smell and the shades are beautiful.
7. Lastly I ordered the Dramatic lash kit. I really enjoy the natural lash kits, but I watched a video on youtube from Steph of SMLX0  and she said the dramatic kit from ELF is one of her favorites, so I wanted to give them a try. I haven’t worn them yet, so I’ll keep ya posted.
Those are the items I ordered myself, now on to the mystery bag!!
1. The 32 piece eyeshadow palette in warm! I was so happy to see this because I had my eye on it, but I’ve been trying not to buy eyeshadow for a while, since I already have so many palettes. I’m so glad they sent this to me the colors are beautiful and perfect for spring/summer.
2. Next up is the # piece eye set. Which comes with two primers one in champagne and one in nude as well as a lengthening and defining mascara. I haven’t tried the primers yet, but the mascara is great! It doesn’t make my lashes clump at all. 
3. Mineral lip gloss in crystal clear. Surprisingly I don’t own a clear gloss so this is great. Very hydrating.
4. They also sent me a brush! It is the flat eyeliner brush from the mineral line. You can never have too many brushes!
5. Next they sent me a liquid eyeliner in ash a cool grey color. Something I probably wouldn’t order myself but is nice to have in my collection.
6. The last thing they sent me was a studio matte eye shadow in burnt brown. This color is gorgeous!! A perfect neutral shade! I can’t wait to wear it. 
TinK xX

Thursday, May 3, 2012

wavy hair..


Waved my hair today with a homemade clampless iron...I'll have a tutorial up soon!
TinK xX

New

Hey guys so Elise and I or I should say Pepp and I are new here to blogspot. We were wondering if you guys could recommend some makeup or fashion blogs we should be following! Thanks everyone!


P.S. more OOTD posts, a hair tutorial and possibly a get ready with me post to come!


TinK xX

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

OOTD


Hey guys I thought I would share with you another outfit of the day. Let me know what you think:
And this is what my hair and makeup up look like today:
Blouse: Old navy
Blazer: Forever 21
Leggings: Target
Boots: I think my mom got them for me off of E-bay, they are made by a company called groove.
Earrings:Betsey Johnson
TinK xX