Saturday, November 17, 2012

Mini Haul Series -

I first want to start by saying sorry for the lack of posts.
I haven't been finding much inspiration lately.
Also, my nails have been very fragile and peeling recently and my cuticles have been getting very dry thanks to the cold weather that is quickly approaching here on the east coast.
But, that's enough with my silly excuses!
Either way, I haven't been posting. :(
However, I have been shopping. So.. I decided I would do a 'mini haul series' while I work on getting my creative juices flowing again.
Get excited!
Today, I will start with a polish I purchased awhile ago and actually featured it in a guest post for Jessie at Nailed It NZ. You can find that here.
It is called My Very First Knockwurst by OPI.
It's a very pretty light pink leaning purple/beige color.
I think it would be flattering on any skin tone.

Thank you for reading!
C'est fini!

Friday, November 9, 2012

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Thanks to everyone who entered! There will be more giveaways in the future!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Hey guys!
It's November again! Or Movember as many of you may remember from last year.
You can imagine my excitement when this months Polish Day's theme was announcned: MAN-icure!
Movember is the month where you will see men all over sporting spectacular moustaches.
That's because November is men's health awareness month.
Particularly raising awareness for testicular and prostrate cancer.
Starting November 1st men will begin growing their best moustaches.
So it was a no-brainer that I was going to include moustaches in this manicure!
I didn't want to do JUST moustaches though.. so I thought and thought and decided I would also incorporate the prostate and testicular cancer ribbons, a tuxedo, and a tie!

Here is what I came up with for my MAN-icure.
The purple ribbon represents testicular cancer awareness.
The blue ribbon represents prostrate cancer awareness.

Thank you all so much for reading!
Click here for more information about Movember!

C'est fini!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

October Favorites!

So I remember at the beginning of October I couldn't beleive that it was October!
Now it's NOVEMBER! Really!?
This month flew by so fast.
Did you guys have a good Halloween?
What did you go as? :)
Also, what are your favorite things about November?
My favorite thing is being with all of my family on Thanksgiving. Pretty original, I know!
and also... 53 more days until Christmas! What?
Today I bring you my monthly favorites.
What other categories should I add to my monthly favorites?
Nail polish: Revlon Colorstay in Rainforrest and Spanish Moss. My favorite nail polish combo is OPI Live and Let Die with OPI Spark De Triomphe. It's gorgeous!


Hair: Topknot!

Print: Huge Polka Dots! 

Song: Trecherous by Taylor Swift!

TV Shows: 90210 and Sons of Anarchy + all of last months - New Girl, The New Normal, and ANTM. :) 


 Happy Movember!
Thanks for reading and hello to all my new followers! Thank you, you are all the best!
C'est Fini!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloweeeeeen!

Hi guys!
I just wanted to say...
Happy Halloween!
I wish everyone a safe and fun night whether you are rummaging for candy or attending a halloween bash!
Plus everything in between.
If you are like me.. you will be sitting at home watching Hocus Pocus
and stuffing your face with delicious White Chocolate Pretzel Apples!
I found the recipe at Southern Girls Kitchen.
and ohhhh my goodness how delicious do they look?
Her blog has AMAZING recipes.. you should definitely check it out!
I will be making these babies as soon as I get home from the office! :)

I put a spell on yoooooou, and now you're MINE!
Happy Halloween, everyone!
Thank you for reading and don't forget to enter my giveaway here!
You can also share it if you would like.

C'est fini!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Live and Let Glitter!

Hey everyone!
I have a very simple, yet gorgeous manicure for you today.
I was at Ulta the other day and picked up the most amazing polish from the OPI Skyfall collection.
This polish I speak of is... Live and Let Die.
Holy smokes! It's so pretty and is my new favorite polish!
It's this gorgeous evergreen leaning teal color with gold shimmer.
Seriously.. if you must pick up a polish from the Skyfall collection I recommend this one!
It's the perfect holiday color.
I want to pick up a few more (if not all) polishes from this collection because I'm absolutely smitten.
Anyway, I used Live and Let Die first and topped it off with OPI Spark De Triomphe!
I adore these two polishes together.
On to the mani...

I am so in love with this combination!
Thank you for reading!
Don't forget to enter my giveaway here!
C'est fini!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Cinderella, Cinderella!

Hey guys!
Today will be my last Halloween costume themed nails.
I only did three... LAME!
Maybe I can produce more next year :D
Anyway, I did Cinderella themed nails this time!
I guess let's just get right to it... I hope you enjoy.

In case you weren't able to figure it out... my pointer is representing Cinderella's beaten and battered pink cleaning dress, the blue glittered nails represent her ball gown, the pumpkin... I hope is self explanatory and the pinky is the "glass" slipper. Although it is not slipper shaped, it's the thought that counts, right?
I hope you enjoy! Have a safe and happy Halloween!
and if you are on the East Coast like moi!
Be very safe while Hurricane Sandy passes through.
I'm luckily still with power, but I don't know how long that will last.
Thank you for reading!
C'est fini!

Friday, October 26, 2012


Happy Friday!
It's GIVEAWAY timeeeee :D
I'm ridiculously excited to be hosting my first and very own giveaway!
So the prize will be two Zoya nail polishes!
Zoya Reagan and Zoya Lotus.
The giveaway will close in 12 days!
Please get a parent/guardian's permission if you are under the age of 18.
This time the giveaway is only for US followers (don't you worry... there will be more!)
Share wherever you would like and thank you!
Have fun entering and good luck! :)
Here are the polishes:


C'est fini!

Queen of Hearts

Hi guys!
I feel like I have been so busy this week!
Even though I don't think I have...
I am glad that tomorrow is Friday however.
Today I have another Halloween mani for you.
Queen of Hearts!
It's pretty simple and I really love how it turned out.
If you are going as the Queen of Hearts for Halloween, let me know in the comments!
Actually, let me know what you are being regardless.
Alright... here are the nails!

I found an amazing Queen of Hearts costume on amazon!
This is the costume I was inspired by.
Click here for the Queen of Hearts costume!

Thanks for reading.
Have a great Friday!
C'est fini!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Wonder Woman!

Hey there!
I thought since Halloween is coming up I decided I should do something related to that.
So... I was looking through millions of Halloween costumes online and the idea hit me!
I should do costume themed nails!
The creativity began.
My very first costume theme is: Wonder Woman!
I'm sure you got that from the title.
Lets get to it!
Hope you enjoy! :)
Are you going to be Wonder Woman for Halloween this year?

Essie Mezmerised, Color Club Style Icon, Julep Oscar, Pure Ice Jaguar, two Milani polishes and dotting tools.

And this was my practice "W"! Turned out way better on paper :p

Okayyyyyyyy! Thanks for reading!
Hello new followers!

C'est fini!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday Questionnaire!

Hi guys!
So, as I was going through all of my favorite blogger's posts from today I saw a post from Allison that was titled: Monday Questionnaire. Now I'm sure some most of you have heard of her.. she makes amazing videos on youtube and is super duper sweet! I literally watch like all of her videos.
Plus her make-up is AMAZE-BALLS! :D
Anyway, I decide I would do the exact same thing.. it looked fun!
PS: You can do it too ;)

Since Taylor's new album Red came out today... why not include a picture of the lovely lady!

1.) Mood:
Energized (I know, weird being that it is Monday!), but I've had my coffee and my co-workers are a blast so they make Monday's do-able! Plus my day went really fast so that's exciting! :)
2.) What was the best part of your weekend?
My softball team winning 1st place in playoffs.. woah DANG!
3.) If you HAD to choose one: drastic hair color change, or drastic haircut?!
Drastic haircut... I'm thinking Miley Cyrus drastic. :p
4.) Current nail polish:
Zoya Avery (you're so shocked.. I know) with Nicole by OPI Rainbow in the S-Kylie on top.
5.)You're carving a pumpkin... what do you carve?

6.) Current outfit:
Grey dress pants and a black sweater with black suede flats and rainbow colored earrings. :)
7.) Are there any TV shows you are really loving at the moment?
I've been obsesssssssssed with 90210! I swear, I 'm addicted. It's so juicy and amazing!
 I've also been loving New Girl and The New Normal.
8.) Do you change your makeup routine with the seasons?  How is it different for fall?
I have been using brown eyeliner subtly above my top eyelashes to darken up a little (in case you were wondering.. I never usually wear eyeliner at all) and have been using a more barbie pink blush. I don't know.. I just think it looks really pretty in the fall/winter. :)
9.) Are you dressing up for Halloween this year?
I want to! Maybe as Effie Trinket, Poison Ivy, or Holly Golightly!
10.) Weekly goals:
To save money! This has been a goal of mine for awhile now because I want to buy a house before Christmas! So I need to be more strict! Mayyyyybe since I have written it on my blog I can follow through! :)
Thanks for reading, everyone!
Here are the questions if you would like to do it too!
1.) Mood:
2.) What was the best part of your weekend?
3.) If you HAD to choose one: drastic hair color change, or drastic haircut?!
4.) Current nail polish:
5.)You're carving a pumpkin... what do you carve?
6.) Current outfit:
7.) Are there any TV shows you are really loving at the moment?
8.) Do you change your makeup routine with the seasons?  How is it different for fall?
9.) Are you dressing up for Halloween this year?
10.) Weekly goals:
C'est fini!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Yay! Announcement!

Guess WHAT!?
I have 50 followers. I can't beleive I'm at 50 already!
This is something I never expected.
I'm so happy that I have you lovely ladies reading my posts and viewing my nailart!
So, as promised... I am having a giveaway!!!
This will begin Friday since I need to go get the prize(s)!
Since this is about YOU guys... Do you have any preference of what you would like to see in my first giveaway?
Let me know in the comments and I will see what I can do!
C'est fini!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Mismatched Chevron

Hello, hello!
I have been extremly lazy today.. surprise, surprise!
Saturday's do that to me! :p
Am I still in sweats? Umm.. yes!
Have I wasted my day watching youtube videos and scanning nail art pictures? Absolutely!
Have I completed a manicure? Sure did! :)
So let's get right to it!
I've been wanting to do chevron nails for awhile now and just never got around to it.
So finally, I drew some inspiration from fashion and went with it.
I found a picture on weheartit of a girl in a chevron top with hot pink shorts!
I will include a picture below because it's pretty lovely.
I incorporated my favorite thing ever... glitter!
Flowers, hot pink, and of course chevron! Because that's what this mani is all about.
Colors used: Fancy Fingers Screamin Fuschia, OPI Teenage Dream, NYC Black Lace Creme
a no named white OPI polish and a Milani precision polish in White Canvas..
OPI Teenage Dream is my favorite glitter of all time! Just look at it! :D

Where my inspiration came from:
Thanks for reading!
I have some special Halloween posts coming up next week!
Have a lovely day!
C'est fini!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Velvet Nails

Hi everyone!
How are ya'll doing?
Today I'm very exited to be doing my first review of a product.
I was contacted by Born Pretty Store asking if I would like to review a product.
I, of course, said yes!
So as I was browsing the site I found that there were tons and tons of products to choose from.
It was really tough to decide what I wanted to get when finally I came across flocking powder!
I knew this was exactly what I wanted to try since there has been so much rave about velvet nails.
Without further ado...
I received navy blue flocking powder, a small brush, and a pair of tweezers.
You can find the kit here: 4464
What I did to achieve this look was paint my nails a navy blue shade. I let the polish dry a bit to get tacky then I used the tweezers that came with the kit to grab some flocking powder. I used a generous amount of flocking powder on each nail and pressed gently. Next I used the brush to wipe away the excess powder. Here is what I got!

I love the texture the flocking powder gives. It is SO fun and I have been petting my nails all night! :p Honestly, it is so much fun to do. 
The only thing I found was that little fuzzes stuck to the flocking powder (I guess it probably didn't help that I was wearing and angora sweater :D).
I will definitely be purchasing more colors! Possibly red next? We'll see!
If you would like to check out the Born Pretty Store you can use coupon code HHL91 for 10% off your order!
Thanks for reading!
C'est fini!
*products provided for review