NOTD: Chanel Nouvelle Vague

This is a great Tiffany blue-type color. It has a subtle shimmer, and the formula was really great. I think it’s such a beautiful color! Love this!

Chanel Nouvelle Vague

The flash is a little strong in this picture, so there are some others that came out a little better. Check them out! :-) Read the rest of this entry »


Look: Ode to Scrangie

I follow a LOT of nail polish blogs, and I love all of them, but my favorite one has to be Scrangie. Her nails are so perfect (all really btw) that I think my jaw hit the floor when I saw her nails for the first time. She creates hard core lemmings for EVEYRONE and can make ANY color look good! She is seriously one amaaaaaaazing nail blogger!!! Her honesty and commentary are genuine and often makes me lol!

Scrangie paired up with Rescue Beauty Lounge (RBL) to create her own nail polish shade (called Scrangie), and it is so so so so stunning (click on the link to see one of her swatches). The color has been sold out for a little while, and was the first of the polish blogger colors to do so. Hers is a purple with loads of teal shimmer. One of my all-time favorite nail polish colors! Sooooo…..

I decided to do a look using eyeshadow inspired by that nail polish color. I have a great dark purple and teal color in my set of SMH shadows, and I basically just blended those together. What exactly the breakdown is, I’ll never remember because I didn’t write it down.

Scrangie Look (2)

Scrangie Look

See the purple AND teal shimmer? It’s certainly not as pretty as the polish, but I think it came out darn cool! In real life it looked more purple, but you know how cameras don’t like to pick up purple colors :-) I have a few more pics to show you if you want to see… Read the rest of this entry »


NOTD: Easter/Spring Mani!

Yes this is a late post as well. But I found out that the ladies in the counseling office at my school were talking some smack about how I haven’t posted lately. ;-P Haha, actually I was really happy they read my blog, and it got me off my lazy butt to post some more. Then some of our friends came over and mentioned how it’s been so long since I posted…I’m kinda shocked people are reading – why don’t you comment people?! :-)

So this post is for all of the fantastic, wonderful, helpful ladies (gents too perhaps) in the Counseling Office at Edison Middle School!

Easter Mani - Skittle Pastels (2)

I don’t actually celebrate Easter, but I used to as a kid because I grew up in a Presbyterian dominant home. On Easter Sunday, Jason and I went to my in-laws for Passover Seder actually. Anyway, these are some awesome pastels that I did a “skittles” mani with. We use the term skittles when you do each nail a different color. Then I stamped the nails with a medium gray Nubar color called Stronghold and a Konad plate. If you don’t know what Konad is – do a google search or look it up on Youtube to see some great tutorials. It’s really easy and so cute!

Keep reading for lots more pictures (including the right hand) and the line up of polishes I used.  Read the rest of this entry »


St. Patty’s Day Mani

I know I know…I’m WAY behind the times. I’m busy, yo! I swear, once this admin program is over in May, I will get right back to it. Ok, so even though it’s several weeks late, here is my St. Patrick’s Day manicure. I really love this holiday. I’m not Irish, but I love getting decked out in GREEN! You can bet my makeup was amazingly green too, and yes I have some pictures, but you’ll have to wait a little for me to get them up. I even drew a little shamrock on my cheek with a MAC liner pencil and put some Reflects Teal glitter on top :-) Over the top? Yes. Cute as hell? Yes. I took too many pictures because I thought it was so cool? Yes! Others thought I was nuts, but I loved it? Yes!

St Patrick's Day Mani (9)

Keep reading to see too many more pictures and the polishes I used!  Read the rest of this entry »