Thursday, March 8, 2012

I suck at Blogging.

Let's keep this short and sweet. I've been crazy busy with life & school and as a result my blog have suffered. From from here on out, I plan on posting much more. So to start off with, one of my favorite things. Nail polish!! i seriously love this combination together. Something about the gold and the turquoise together is just so gorgeous.

China Glaze's "For Audrey"
Gold Glitter is a mixture of fine craft glitter and Milani Gold 

Friday, October 28, 2011

So let's talk about Bonnebell...

Just like many of you, I'm sure your foray into lipgloss began with some kind of fruit flavored number when you were kid. Well my first lipgloss adventure was into the world of Bonnebell, and even then my 8 year old self loved a nude lip. Ironic, i know. Here I am, 14 years later signing the praises of these beauties once again. Oh course, I'm talking about Bonnebell Lip Lites. These little things are AMAZING. Pigmented, perfectly colored and excuse me for saying but cheap! Currently, I have 3. Those being strawberry parfait, cappuccino and caramel latte. My favorite being the exact same one it was at 8 years old, the nude one in the bunch, cappuccino. It just so good. Bonjour, to the perfect nude lip.
My one reservation about these that perhaps my child self didn't care/realize was that they have the staying power of water. They're very thin, which also means non-sticky, and don't wear as long as I would like. But honestly, for barely $3 I shouldn't be complaining. Additonally, they make a fabulous dupe of Nars Turkish delight called strawberry parfait, which is identical and doesn't smell like band-aids much like it's high-end counterpart.

P.s. Below, these look slightly darker than they do in real life. I'm working with an iphone and bad kitchen lightening, anything looks wonky in those conditions.

L to R: Caramel Latte, Cappuccino, Strawberry Parfait

L to R: Strawberry Parfait (Creme), Cappuccino (Creme), Caramel Latte (Shimmer)
So next time you're out and see these babies, snatch them all up. DO NOT hesitate, you will not be disappointed. And don't be ashamed that you're a grown woman, elbowing 8-year olds out of the way for the most perfect nude lip you'll ever find, we understand.

xx Julia

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Nail of the Day

I figured that the most appropriate way to begin this blog was to post a nail of the day. Who doesn't love nail polish right? Well, I sure do! And my giant ( and slightly bordering on insane) collection of nail polish is just waiting to be swatched.


Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear- Lacey Lilac
Milani- Gold

Milani Gems; Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear- Lacey Lilac

I told you there would be a glitter nail....

xx Julia

First things first.

So, here we go. I have started my own beauty blog. It has been an interesting week to say the least and when it comes down to it, i'm just a girl who loves her some makeup. So here I am, sitting in my living under a leopard throw fawning over all things glam and fabulous. This blog will feature daily musings about all things that I find myself obsessing over. You can expect too much lipgloss talk, endless conversations about mascara and the occasional ( and more likely the more frequently than occasional) glitter nail. So here we go. Hopefully to those of you reading out there in cyber space, hello and Welcome!
Because after all, a little eyeliner never killed anyone, did it?

xx Julia