Sunday, July 31, 2011

NOTDs (pic heavy)

Companion Cube-inspired nails with Zoya Kelly for the pinky, middle and pointer fingers and OPI Skull and Glossbones and Orly Cotton Candy (I think, anyways) for the accent finger.
Portal-themed toes with Sally Girl Hottie for the orange and China Glaze Frostbite for the blue.
China Glaze White on White for the base and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Blue Away for the dots (foot picture again, sorry!)
Orly Halley's Comet
Finger Paints Go Van Gogh!
OPI Fiercely Fiona
Orly Razzle
China Glaze Flying Dragons (Neon) for the tips, topped with Orly Fifty Four
OPI Skull and Glossbones
OPI Sparkle-icious

Sorry about the lack of posts. I've been a lazy bum lately, plus I've been working 8 hour days :)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Vacation Haul

I recently got three whole weeks off from work and went to Washington state on the train and stayed for 2 weeks, then flew to Massachusetts to see my lovely boyfriend for a week. This past week has been the best by far this summer, I missed my boyfriend quite a lot and it was nice to be able to see where he grew up. We did lots of fun stuff, like shop and eat and watch Netflix. We went to the Museum of Science in Boston, as well as the New England Aquarium. I can't wait til it is time to move back to school so I can see him all the time :)
As I mentioned above, we shopped quite a lot. Hence this post. Some of this stuff I got in the two days I was home between the two trips and the day since I've returned, but most of this was from one day of shopping in Natick. 

Wet'n'Wild How I Met Your Magenta, WnW Hannah Pinktana, WnW Blue Wants to Be a Millionaire, WnW Party of Five Glitters, Diamond Dry Top Coat
These names are ridiculous, but I couldn't resist. They were BOGO free at Kmart, so I ended up getting all four for $4. The Diamond Dry was free with the purchase of two China Glazes at Sally's. I got my boyfriend's sisters each a bottle of nail polish in the little goodie bags I put together for them (CG Rich & Famous and CG Spontaneous, if you were curious), so I figured why not get some free top coat. It is actually pretty nice, too. I put it on top of my pedi and it lasted all week and looked great before I took it off earlier today.

Wet'n'Wild Wild Shine black, Wet'n'Wild Sweet as Candy Eye Palette
These were at Big Lots. The polish was only a dollar and the palette was a whopping $3. I lucked out :)
The Body Shop Body Butter in Strawberry, Vanilla Duo, and Wild Cherry
I got the Strawberry and Vanilla at The Body Shop, on sale 2/$25. We then went to Marshall's, where I found the Wild Cherry for $7. Oh well. I love this stuff with all my heart.
Bath and Body Works Candle Strawberry Patch, B&BW Vanilla Verbena Candle, B&BW Stress Relief Vanilla Verbena Massage Oil, B&BW Japanese Cherry Blossom Triple Moisture Body Cream
My boyfriend actually picked all of this Bath and Body Works stuff. He even gave me a nice massage with the oil when we got home. He's the best :) The candles and massage oil were 50% off, and the body cream was 75% off. I'm training him well ;)
B&BW Anti Bac Hand Gel in (top to bottom, left to right) Sweet Petals, S'Mores, Rockin' Cotton, Studly Apple, Blueberry Pancake, Apple Pie and Orange Sapphire, B&BW Lotion in Country Chic
The Anti Bacs ended up being only 37 cents each, which is a good deal. The lotion was 75% off, don't judge me for buying lotion I don't really like.
ELF Powder Brush, Schick Hydro 5 travel pack, Herbal Essences Touchably Soft Shampoo, Olay Cream Scrub, Sally Hansen InstaDry in Blue-Away, Burt's Bees Rejuvenating lip balm with Acai. The black ELF brushes are amazing. For three dollars, you get a soft, nicely washable, dense brush that you can easily replace.  
Cute Earrings from Claire's (I'm wearing the missing pair, which are hearts), Secret Soothing Effects Deodorant/Antiperspirant in Invigorating Rain
The earrings are a little childish, but I love animals. Like, a lot.

That's all of it (I think). I'm very happy with all my purchases :) I'm also very excited because I just ordered my first BirchBox. It says they are shipping July 15th, and I can hardly wait!

Friday, July 1, 2011

June Empties!

 I am trying to use up all of the mini/trial size things I have, so I have been using up quite a few products lately.  Left to right, top to bottom (ish):
-Sally Hansen Diamond Radiance Hand Scrub. Meh. It wasn't very moisturizing, but I have about 3 tubes left from those silly Sally Hansen party packs. I'll use what I have up, but I'm definitely not going to repurchase.
-Soap and Glory The Righteous Butter. This stuff smelled a bit like old lady, but I love the packaging and it did moisturize quite well. Will not repurchase because I am in love with The Body Shop's body butter.
-Suave Mango Mandarin Lotion. This smelled amazing and works pretty darn well for being a cheapie lotion. Might repurchase.
-Orly French Polynesian Hot Lava Hand Mask. This either warmed way too much or I couldn't feel the effect, even when I had stirred it well. Will not repurchase.
-Nivea Creme. I love the way this smells and it works quite well. Might repurchase if I can find it in a package that doesn't "lead" when it gets hot.
-Secret Fresh Effects Fresh Water Orchid body spray. This had little staying power, but was a nice, floral scent when first applied. Will not repurchase.
-Sally Girl Orange Blossom Cuticle Oil. Meh. Worked okay. Smelled okay. I can find better moisturizing lotions, though. Will not repurchase.
-B&BW Secret Wonderland lotion. The lotions from Bath and Body Works don't wow me, and do very little but keep already moisturized hands from drying out when applied frequently. This scent is one of my favorites, though.
-B&BW Carried Away lotion. I didn't like the scent of this. I couldn't use it up fast enough, really.
-Olay Age Defying Body wash. Smelled like old lady but moisturized as well as the normal Quench kind. Will consider repurchasing, as long as I don't find something new between now and when I buy body wash next.
-Herbal Essences Degunkify Shampoo. I am pretty sure they are now marketing this as "Drama Clean" shampoo. It claims it will "tingle" but I never felt anything tingly, and I wash my hair hard. Will not repurchase.
-Biore Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser. I love, love, love this stuff. I will repurchase after I use up another bottle (that I am currently half way through) and the one other face wash I have still.
-Loreal go 360 Clean Face Scrub. This didn't do anything special for me, so I am going to try something new when I finish a travel size of a different scrub I bought for my vacation.