Friday, April 29, 2011

favorite hand cream :)

NiveI have been using this cream for the last month or so, and I have been pleasantly surprised!  I'm usually not a big fan of creams because they are often too heavy or greasy.  This cream, however, is light while still being super moisturizing.

I'm talking about the Nivea Soft creme for face, body, and hands:

You get so much product in the jar, I feel like it will take me forever to use it all.  It's reasonably priced, as well.  It is about $7 at any drug store.

I have been using this on my hands every night to attempt to alleviate my dinosaur scale dry hands.  I live in a very dry climate and my knuckles crack sometimes.  While using this, I have had no problems with dry hands at all.  Overall, I highly recommend everyone try this out!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

nail art of the day and new favorite polish!!

I have recently been IN LOVE with OPI's Cozu-Melted in the Sun from the OPI Mexico Collection.  I saw it in my local ULTA recently, and couldn't stop coming back to it.  This is the most amazing, warm, shimmery, coppery-rose color.  It has tons of micro glitter in it and I think it would work well for most skin tones.  I have worn it both plain and with nail art over it.  

In these photos, I used Cozu-Melted in the Sun as a base color (2 coats) with konad m60 stamped over it in black.

I seriously feel like I'll never find a color that I love more than this beauty.  It's neutral, but still has some kick to it.  It's a nude, but oh so much more.  I highly recommend this for anyone looking for a shimmery, nude color that's understated, but wildly unique.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Konad Love

I've just recently gotten into a lot of nail art and let me tell you, Konad is the way to go.  I just received my little starter kit today, and I am very, very impressed.  My kit came with plate m2, a stamper, a scraper, and a little bottle of the "special" nail polish in white.  Of course, I couldn't wait to try it out, and this is the result:
I used OPI's In The Spot-Light Pink from the new Femme de Cirque collection as my base color.  I added a black french tip and then used Konad plate m2 to stamp the white floral design over the edge of the french tip.  It's not perfect, but I like the way it came out.  It's simple, but also elegant enough to catch the eye.

I have a feeling I'll be getting a lot of use out of my Konad set! :)

Nails of Last Month...

Sally Hansen's Lacy Lilac
This color is beautiful!  Not my typical style, but great for spring.  It is a cream finish that is completely opaque in 2 thin coats.  The only bad thing about this formulation is that it can get a bit chunky, as you can see from my cuticle area.

Sally Hansen's Commander in Chic
Sorry about the poor lighting in this picture...This color is, just as the bottle says, chic.  It's a taupey-purple-greyish-brown type color.  It looks a little drab in the bottle, but on the nails it's amazing.  Opaque in 2 coats.

Sinful Colors' Courtney Orange
When I saw this color at my local Walgreens, I had to pick it up.  It is called Courtney Orange, after all.  I wasn't terribly impressed with the color or formulation, but for those who love orange polish, I think this might be a winner.

Sinful Colors' Mint Apple
Now this is one gorgeous color.  I'm not usually a pastel lover, but this color is so dimensional.  It has silver shimmer and a jelly-like base.  So gorgeous.  The formulation is meh, 2 thick coats is what I had on in the picture.  I'm definitely going to be wearing this one often this spring :)
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