Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Nail of the Day + New Favorite Nail Polish Brand

Guess what??! I found a new favorite nail polish brand guys :) It's Spoiled by Wet n' Wild. I have only one shade from there line and it's called Steel the Show. It's the really pretty sophisticated grey shade. I know my nails don't look that great in the picture. My cuticles need to be cut and the nail polish is growing out. BUT I did this on purpose to show you guys that this nail polish really does last a long time! I applied this four days ago and it's looking good! I applied about two coats of this and there are no chips and it's still shiny! Did I mention I didn't use a topcoat? Yup this polish is great! The only problem that people would have is the brush. The brush is pretty poor quality; it's thick and wide and it can be a hassle for few people. Personally, I like the brush because I like the fact that it's so dense and thick because it makes the application go by so much faster! And it dries relatively fast and it's cheap. This line of nail polish is only sold through CVS for $1.99!  I'll definitely let you guys know about the other polishes they have in their line as soon as I can!

~ Annie

Sunday, January 19, 2014

A Very Late 2013 Favorites

Hey Everyone!

I'm a really late on this post but hopefully you'll find this helpful! In 2013, I have found a bunch of amazing products. I will most definitely be repurchasing almost everything in this post!  Alright so here we go!

1.) Foundation: Covergirl 3-in-1 Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation. It's full coverage, but it doesn't feel heavy at all. I also use this as a concealer to cover up spots because it doesn't make the area look dry or flaky. Yes, definitely in love with this foundation. 

2.) Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder (translucent)- This powder is great! I have super oil skin and this powder keeps matte for roughly half  to three quarters of the day. I will try more just to see if there is other powder better than this, but in general I really like this powder :)

3.) NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder- It's sooo cheap. Like $2.99 cheap. And it's pretty good too. It's pigmented and matte! However, this bronzer is on the more orangey side which isn't my favorite thing about it, but that's okay. I sometimes use this as eyeshadow as a crease color too. For the price it's really good. 

4.) Elf Eyebrow Kit (Dark)- I use the wax side the most for my brows. It makes my brows look super natural. Also, the shadow write next to it pretty pigmented and it's also a dupe for Mac's Cork and Urban Decay's Buck!

4.) Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush- Peach Satin: Love love love. It adds such a natural flush of color and it's perfect for any time of the year.

5.) Nivea Lip Butter- Almost every night before I go to bed I apply this on my lips and pretend I'm using a Dior Rose lip salve. But I don't have $40 to fork over for that.  I don't see myself spending anymore than 5 bucks for a lip balm. The Nivea one makes my lips super soft when I wake up. However, I don't use this during the day because it gives off a milky white cast on my lips which isn't pretty. 

6.) Maybelline Color Tattoos: I love this line cream shadows. If I could pick one eye shadow to wear for the rest of my life it would be one these babies. My favorite colors are Bad to the Bronze and Barely Branded. They are absolutely gorgeous and they last on my oily lids for most of the day. Amazing!

7.) Jordana Fabuliner: This felt-tip eyeliner is super cheap ($1.99) and it lasts for a long time! I have one from March 2013 and it's still works. I opened a new one but sometimes I go back to it to see if it has dried out and it hasn't! It's just not as black as once was, but it works! HUGE Tip is is to store your felt tip eyeliners tip down, so all the product leaks to the bottom :) 

8.) Benefit They're Real Mascara: I have the sample size of this and I love it! It lengths my lashes, but it also HOLDS the curl as well. In most mascaras I've tried, I always lose the curl after I apply the coat. 

9.) Benefit Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter: It's gives off the most natural golden highlight without be looking like a discoball, and you only need a tiny bit of it too!

10.) Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie: I love this color. It's a my lips but better color and I absolutely love it. The only downside is that it's fairly pricey for a product that does not last very long. When I apply this I have to apply a generous amount to build the color, and I have to reapply often throughout the day because it is a lip butter after all. You don't get very much product either. Overall I love the color and product, but not the price and how much you get. But I think I found a lipstick version of this color! I'll let you know more soon! 

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Update and New Year's Resolution

Hiiiii to whoever's reading :) I haven't posted anything in a while so I don't think anybody will actually read this post. I know I haven't posted anything in a super duper long time (since September). Eeek. I'm sorry. I don't have that many readers, so when I stopped I didn't think it would really matter, but it makes this blog look bad because there is a huge gap of nothing in the end of 2013. Well, I plan on restarting my blog up this year by making it a goal to post at least once a week. See, I'm a Senior in high school, so the beginning of the year was pretty bad with school work and college apps. But I got into one of my top choice of colleges last month, so I just have to keep up my grades for the rest of my year. To be honest, I'm still not very gung-ho on blogging, but it's nice to write stuff down and pretend to believe that ACTUAL people are reading it. Sometimes I go back and read my blog posts and see a bunch of grammatical errors and I kick myself for not proof reading. Welp I'm going to try this year! (after this post) Anyways I'm going to start my first post of the year with my resolutions! As you already know my first one is keeping up with this blog.
 1.) Post once a week (and proof read!)
2.) Get Healthy! - I know most people probably have a lot of "lose weight" on their resolution. I've always had that on my resolutions and it never goes well. This year I'm going to try just being healthier and losing weight should just come with it. That means I will really try to incorporate healthier foods into my diet and also try to exercise more. Once I get into the swing of things with this "Get Healthier" lifestyle, I'll be sure to post on this blog!
3.) Run once a week - this goes with my goal above. I make it a resolution to run once a week, because I don't want this list to be impossible. I definitely will try to run more than once a week, but I always tend to lost the rhythm of things if I set my goals to high. So it's best to set it low and aim high. If I'm having a lazy week, running at least once that week is better than not running at all :)
4.) No Soda. Yep. No soda. Shocking? I find myself more of a food than drink person. I'd rather eat my calories than drink them. I was never a big soda person to begin with, but I would drink if it was in the house or if was out eating. Now, I've decided to cut soda out, because honestly there's nothing in soda that's good for you and it's best to cut it out.
 5.) Be confident. I have a very low self esteem and I'd really like to have more confidence. I always picture everything I do is not good, and anybody who does it is probably better than me. So I'd really like to be more confident this year!
 6.) Take pictures!! It's my senior year and I really can't fathom leaving my friends that I've known since kindergarten. I can't imagine not seeing them on a daily basis, and only being able to see them a few times a year after that! I'm going to a mess at graduation. So, to keep my memories alive, I want to take as much pictures as I can with my friends, and document the rest of the 6 months I have with them!