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Not a beauty post – summer jewelry trends I want to see

1 Jun

I love the 90’s.  Like, LOVE the 90’s.  I love the decade when Victoria Beckham was know as Posh Spice. I still watch SpiceWorld, okay?  What?  You have never seen it?  OMG, the best, treat yourself and watch it. “And I’m Victoria, Malcolm!!!!”   Buzzfeed did a piece on this masterpiece.

Thinking of the 90’s and its fashion trends, I’m hoping that anklets and toe rings make a come back this summer.  What, you hate them?  Pssshhhh. They are pure awesome.  Check out these:

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$11.47 from BeckeringhDesign

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$15.00 from 88Links

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$21.95 ChanyaAndFriends

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I love this for the beach!

$26.50 NightingaleWorkshop

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$14.79 WormChildJewellery

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$20.00+ Carteohandmade

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$18.00 cutterstone

I think the smoother the toe ring, the more comfortable it will be to wear.  Big designs or stones can hurt.

What do you think of fancy feet?  Do you like jewelry around your ankle or toes?

~Anna

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Quick review on Models Own Nail Polish

5 Aug

Ipsy gave a number of winners for me in July.  And a number of them were surprise winners.

The bareMinerals 5-In-1 BB Cream Shadow was one.

The Models Own Nail Polish in Red Sea was the other.

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The reason I wanted to review this is because the texture of this polish is different than most.

Models Own is more of a gel than a standard nail polish.

What does this mean?  Well,  it means it’s more chunky than what you are used to.

Is this bad?  Could be.  It can look lumpy especially since this has glitter along with the gel consistency.

Can it be good?  YES. Especially when used on your toes.   This does NOT chip.

I probably wouldn’t use this on my hands, I’m loving it as a summer pedicure.  Love the shade for summer!  If you check out their website, they have some amazing shades!

What did you think of it?

~Anna

July Ipsy Bag! Sensationally Sunkissed!

17 Jul

I love this month’s bag color.  Helllo hot pink!

So what’s in this magic bag?

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 Elizabeth Mott
Tints & Sass
in the color Cherry

Lip and cheek stain, similar to Benetint

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Clear Clinic Laboratories
Vanished Clear Spot Treatment
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Models Own
Nail Polish in Red Sea

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bareMinerals
5-in-1 BB Advanced
Performance Cream Eyeshadow
Broad Spectrum SPF 15

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Pur~lisse
pur~protect essential daily moisturizer spf 30
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I’m excited to try these.

What did you get?

~Anna

February Empties!

13 Mar

I have been allergic to writing this post or something. Sorry it is so late.

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Matrix Total Results Color Care Conditioner.  I loved this stuff.  I am repurchasing.

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Eco Friendly Living Dry Shampoo.  This was an Etsy buy and I’ve reviewed it here.  It lasted me almost a year!  I really like this product and I will probably repurchase.  I alternate between this and drug store dry shampoos.

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Nivea Creme.  This was seriously a life saver during our coldest Chicago days.  I went through this tube in a month. I will remember to get this again next winter.  Seriously good stuff.

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Vaseline Total Moisture Cocoa Radiance.  Reviewed here.

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Pixi Lash Booster Mascara. Reviewed here.  I don’t think I will be buying this now that I discovered L’oreal!

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Armani Night fragrance.  I think this may be discontinued.  I finally forced myself to use up all my old perfumes.

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Beauty Protector reviewed here.

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Nailtiques – amazing. Proof here.

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L’occitane Hand Cream.  Lovely scent, but not as moisturizing as Nivea.

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Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab oil imps in Cheshire Cat, Pool of Tears, Iambe.  I liked these, but I am moving away from oils now, so I am trying to go through my huge collection of BPAL imps.

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Korean BB samples.  That review is pending since I am still going through my sample stash.

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Hope you enjoyed!

~Anna

February 2014 Ipsy Glam Bag!

18 Feb

Oh Ipsy!  You are making me so lonesome for SPRING!!!!

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Everything is pink and pastel and bright!!!

List of products:

Pop Beauty Plump Pout Mini

Zoya Nail Color in Odette

Mally Beauty Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner

City Color Be Matte Blush

J.Cat Beauty Eyelashes and Glue

Odette is perfect of Easter season.  Beautiful lilac pastel (at least in the bottle)

City Color blush looks really bright in the pot.  I am curious how it will swatch and wear.

Love the pink bag!!!!

What is in your Ipsy for February?

~Anna

New Release – OPI Brazil Collection

6 Feb

Tired of winter?  Yeah, us too.

OPI wants to cheer you up with their Brazil collection releasing now.  These colors remind of Carnival and Mardi Gras! So festive.

OPI Brazil Collection 

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Check out more here.  They also come in a set of minis.  ❤

Don’t these get you in the mood for Spring???

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Healthy Nails – growing long and strong!

3 Feb

Last year Kassi and I both had major nail drama.  In short, our nails were a disaster.  We wrote about it here and here.

Nailtiques fixed the peeling and breaking problem like a champion

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New problem? Dryness, especially in the cuticles.

Solution?  More Nailtiques, of course!

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So what’s different?  Switching from Formula 2 for brittle/peeling nails to Formula 1 to maintain a healthy nail.

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Adding?

Nailtiques Oil Therapy to apply to cuticles.  I’m sort of crazy about this scent.  It’s kind of citrusy and perfumey.  Likey.

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Nailtiques is available at Ulta, CVS, Walgreens.  We both really like it.  We have crazy strong nails, all thanks to these little vials.

Huzzah!

Anna

Anna’s First Birchbox! January 2014

31 Jan

Now that I have a beauty box subscription to 2 services, I feel super content.

Lookie what I got!

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I am the most excited to try the dry conditioner?!  Wha?????

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The 100% Pure Mascara – ok I tried this today and like it!!

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And the oh so fabulous gold glitter nailpolish – ok I am wearing it today to celebrate Chinese New Year!

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Love Birchbox so far!!!!

Here is a link to Kassi’s.

Happy Make-UpIng!!!!

~Anna

Beauty Box Subscription – Update to what we get

16 Jan

Once upon a time I wanted to cancel my Julep monthly subscription and get another beauty box.

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This week my wish came true, and now are are both subscribers to Birchbox!  To update, I will now be receiving Ipsy and Birchbox.  These are both $10.00 per month, which means I am still saving money from what I paid for Julep. Julep was $20.00 month.

I may add yet another subscription to my month since I’m used to spending $30.00 and now I’m *only* spending $20.00 HAHA.

~A

Ipsy November 2013 Glam Bag

3 Dec

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The November bag was filled with amazing and not so amazing items.

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The Fave: Baked shadow from BH Cosmetics in Aphrodite.

This is really close to MAC’s Cranberry.

I will post a review of the lipstick because it is frighteningly unflattering color. It is the shade of my flesh….so yeah. Why?

Pixi bronzer is a perfect shade for me. It’s great for contouring.

The lip crayon is ok. It is a red, but I’m not sure of the shade, still testing it out.

Starlooks eye liner in Topaz. It’s fun and sparkly.