Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Simple contrasting stripped Nail Art

Since my last nail art success I've been motivated to try out new designs on my nails. This one was more of a challenge, since stamping is very easy.

The hardest part was drawing the stripes to be about the same width and to be straight. Also working whit a white base (it's an old polish to make it worse) took some work, since it needed three coats to be opaque.

Overall, I think that I did a pretty good job. Obviously working with my non dominant hand was a challenge which means my right hand looks a little more sloppy, but the whole thing is pretty clean looking nonetheless. The design is simple, very contrasting and fun!

What do you all think? Should I keep posting nail art?

Monday, 29 August 2011

The Smurfs blue and white inspired makeup

I've seen so many ads about the latest movie for the smurfs while I was traveling! I wonder if I should go watch it! Anyone seen it? Is it any good?

Anyhow here is a look inspired by the smurfs' colors, blue and white!

I went for a matte white on the lid with a shimmery sky blue in the crease and a slightly darker version of the color in the outer corner. I finished up the look with a shimmery white highlight, mascara and black liquid liner.

I kind of like the softness of the look! It's bright, but at the same time it's understated in comparison to the looks I usually create.

Anyway what do you all think? Should I do more movie inspired looks? Any other ideas?

Harry Potter makeup : Gryffindor inspired

This is the last of the looks for my mini Harry Potter series : Gryffindor! It took my a while to get this one up because I had to redo it twice :S

Anyhow, I think this time it came out right!

It's red and gold to represent the colors of the Gryffindor house at Hogwarts! I used three shades of gold on the lid, a scarlet red in the crease and a dark burgundy color to darken up the outer corner.

What do you think of this new lighting? Better? Worse? Tell me what you prefer!

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Harry Potter makeup : Slytherin inspired

This is the last makeup for the Harry Potter series that I will be posting tonight. I intended on uploading all of the at once, but I need to redo the Gryffindor one! I messed up the eye liner :S

Harry Potter makeup : Ravenclaw inspired

This is the second makeup in my mini Harry Potter series : Ravenclaw.

Now from what I read, the colors in the movie for Ravenclaw (silver and blue) are different from the colors in the books (blue and bronze). I decided to go for the later, since I have done more than one silver and blue combos in the past.

This is how Ravenclaw turned out!

What do you all think, like this mini series or not?

Harry Potter makeup : Hufflepuff inspired

My friend Ariane had the wonderful idea that I should make makeup looks in honor of the latest Harry Potter (and the brilliant series in general)!

So I decided to follow her advice, and even though it has been done lots of times, to make an eye make up inspired by each house.

This is what I came up with for Hufflepuff! A nice yellow smokey eye :D

Thanks again Ariane for the great idea. It was so much fun to do! Other houses coming up soon!

Simple Neon Pink Konad Manicure

I bought a Konad starter kit just before I left for Central America so I haven't had time to post a manicure using it yet! I did this neon pink, butterfly manicure today for fun and it turned out pretty cute so I thought I would share the idea!

That's all I used to create this

My pointer finger's buttefly is distorted because I'm still a newbie at stamping. By the way, this is my dominant hand, not bad right? The Konads are really easy to use once you get the hang of it :D I cannot wait to try out more intricate style.

It was super easy too!

I have to also mention that this was my first time using the Sèche Vite! It's hard to tell at the moment if it's as amazing as everyone say it is, but it did dry very quickly and did not smudge my designs which is a good start! Now let's see how it protects the polish from chipping!

Beauty Haul : Winners

I went to Winners today for some shopping and I found some great beauty products!

First I got this Barbie ♥ Stila set for just 10$!

The set includes a palette with two eye shadows and a beautiful blush, a black liquid eyeliner and red lipstick

It's great timing, my black liquid liner from L'Oréal is running out so now I got a backup! I love the thin tip :)

The red lipstick is really nice too, it's the first lipstick in my collection!

The palette contains a black shadow, a navy shadow and a peachy blush with gold shimmer in it.

The picture is not showing the blush (left) true to color. It's actually a lot more peachy and much less brown O_o

I also got something I have been wanting forever: Sèche Vite Top Coat *woohoo* I was so excited that I already made a manicure with it using my konad stamping set! (upcoming post)

That's all I got today!

I tried recreating Barbie's look on the tin! I don't think I can pull off red lipstick, lol.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Back to school fashion haul : Garage, Spring, Ardène

I went shopping for clothes because I am begining school in about two weeks. For once, I found tons of great things that were pretty cheap! I think I did good. I was going for something casual, but feminine and a little romantic :)

I went for a lots of laces, ruffles, florals in darker colors for fall. I love it! ♥

Here is what I got :

And I got my first pair of jeggings! I've talked about how I wanted some a couple months ago and now I have a pair! They are super comfy and fit great :D I love them

I got all the clothes for just under 200$ Not bad right? Can't wait to start coordinating outfits for back to school :D

Monday, 22 August 2011

Going to university

It's official, I'm going to university this fall with my boyfriend :D

We just got the news, we're both accepted and will begin a pharmacy doctorate here in Quebec city in two weeks!

This is so exciting :D I cannot wait to start! After 8 months off, I'm ready for school. There are already tons of events planned for our first month of school, sounds like we're going to be busy, but in a good way! There is a lunch on September 1st, 3 initiation days, and an official soiree at the end of September to officially welcome us into the program. I'm really excited to start meeting new people and make friends!

We have been waiting for this moment for several months now so I am utterly in heaven right now! Anyhow, I just thought I would let all of you know these exciting news.

This is the view from our new place, isn't it amazing?

Us celebrating the amazing news! The quality isn't great (front camera on our new Android phone is only 2 mpx, so it's not amazing), but the picture is cute anyway :D

Friday, 19 August 2011

Mini Haul : Bath and Body Works candles and coupons

I've been to Bath and Body Works for the first time this morning (technically it's the second time, I went to check it out really quickly last week with my mom) and I got a couple small candles! I have wanted to go for several months now, but there is no Bath and Body Works in Montreal. You can imagine how I excited I was when I discovered there is one in Quebec City!

They were only 5$ for three (the tiny 45g/1.6oz size) so that's what I got for now :) I wanted to try out the scents first and see if I like the products before I go nuts and get everything :P

I checked out the wallflowers too, but I wasn't sure what scent I should get and I was affraid I would regret it. Plus, they don't have the one scent I'm sure I love so far : Mint chocolate! It's a new scent so maybe it isn't out yet? I hope they'll make it, it's AWESOME :D

Here's what I got ^^

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I got the mint chocolate candle twice! To me, it smells exactly like mint chocolate chip ice cream which is my favorite ice cream flavor. YUM :D
This one, the salty caramel, was my boyfriend's favorite scent! It really smells just like the name, sweet caramel with a touch of saltiness. The scent is really potent on this one, I like that

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So far I'm really pleased to say that I truly enjoy Bath and Body Works candles. The scents are strong and varied and they are not too expensive.

The cashier also gave me a 20% off coupon on all merchandise, but the Wexler products (I don't know what they are?). I'm probably going to pick up a wallflower or Halloween/fall limited soaps and candles :D Yay for Bath and Body Works coupons :)

Bonus picture of my cat being adorable with my doll :P 

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Makeup look : Vampy fall look

So I was playing around with my makeup the other night and I felt like doing something better suited for fall that is coming up quickly (here in Quebec City it is actually already quite cool). However, I didn't feel like doing a back to school look or anything like that! I felt like having fun with some of the darker colors that fall usually brings about such as red, black and deep purples.

This is what I came up with!

Products used :

♥ NYX Jumbo Eye Shadow pencil in Black bean and Milk
♥ L'Oréal Voluminous mascara in Carbon black
♥ BH Cosmetics 120 palette 1st Edition
♥ Annabelle Kohl liner in Mercury


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