Jun 28, 2011


Had a hectic week and didn't do enough to post. I was going thru my pics and I miss all my girls haven't hung out with them since April 29th at Janice's Wedding.

Here we are celebrating Jan's Bachelorette in MIAMI. We had such a great time! I want to go back!

I love my girls! My Cousin Arleen was able to meet up with us twice, it was a great 4 days!

Jun 21, 2011


And with that let's bring on tropical colors!

This is an Essie polish that for some strange reason did not have the name on it. It's a beautiful reddish-coral color and it is a creme, I LOVE CREME polishes.

I always get compliments when I rock this polish.

Jun 18, 2011

Water Marbleling NOTW

So here is my attempt at water marbeling my nails

I used :
Seche Vite Base Coat
Revlon Lilac Pastelle on all nails

for the marbel :
sally hansen hd in pixel pretty
absolute in purple

Out the door fast dry top coat


Jun 17, 2011

Why I shouldn't go into Target

So this morning I was running early for a change, I decided to stop at Target..so here is how I go in for one thing only and end up buying 5 things! I went in for a little sweater to go over my sleeveless dress because I get cold at work from the AC. I grabbed a little shrug that was only 9.99 and then I spot this dress.

Love the Cute Details on the Shoulder

I mean it practically screamed "BUY ME NOW I am only 19.99"! Of course I think of an excuse to buy it, It will be perfect for Izick's Graduation/Going Away Party next weekend.

I then turn into the cosmetics department, WHY WHY WHY?? I don't need anything..I gather enough excuses to walk myself out of the department when I see the last display all shiny and glittery dedicated to HELLO KITTY! I start going thru all the items on display and after debating on buying Hello Kitty eyeshadows and lipglosses that are meant for lil girls, I notice something, a pink compact mirror super cute and it's only 1.99 of course I need it!

Then my pretty dress says "HEY LADY ACCESSORIZE ME" so off I go to find some turquoise earrings and a ring. I got the accessories on clearance..SCORE!

I get in my car and look at the time on my receipt, I walked into Target at 8:00am and picked up 5 things, umm 4 extra things I didn't truly need in a matter of 20 MINUTES!!

And this my friends is WHY I SHOULDN'T GO INTO TARGET.

Jun 16, 2011

Got Lashes?


This week I noticed my lash stash dwindling so I decided to place a order on madamemadeline.com they have the best deals ever on falsies! I usually get the Ardell Wispies but this time I wanted to get something different.

So I got the Gypsy Strip Lashes in 94 and they look so plush! Can't wait to use them, I placed the order on Monday and received them this morning. Talk about service they even threw in a tiny tube of lash adhesive perfect for a clutch if you need a quick retouch.

If you enter "FALSIES" at checkout you'll get 8% off your entire order!

Here is a pic of my lashes!

Jun 14, 2011

NOTW aka Nail of the Week

I am going to try to keep this up do a new polish weekly.

This look I did on Sat. I used:

Confetti Nail Polish in White Knight - Could be a dupe for Essie's Marshmallow
Sally Hansen Crackle Polish in Vintage Violet.
Seche Vite Top Coat.

I promise to learn how to paint my nails correctly. I am a former nail bitter. I would bite my nails so much that the tips would hurt/burn/sting. I suppose it was a nervous tick but biting my nails was my bad habit since I was a little girl. My mom would bribe me all the time "let your nails grow and I'll buy a pretty ring" She bought garlic nail polish, nail polish that tasted like hot peppers etc. I would still bite my nails. I then got into the acrylic nail craze and that made my nails 100x worse. It wasn't till about 2006 that I stopped getting acrylic on my nails and I started using press on's for any event I would stop at CVS and pick up Broadway Nails's French Manicure Short Style and I'd glue them on, they would last about 2 weeks.

I got sick of buying the press on's and in Nov.2009 for my friend's birthday weekend, we decided to do our own nails and I painted my nails a LOUD silver. In all the pictures I could see the teeny tiny nubs and I thought to myself, I am 29 yrs old with teeny nubs on my big ole hands, this habit has to end. After that weekend I stopped biting my nails and I continued painting them and was recommended Seche Vite. I used Seche Vite as a base coat and top coat, I have to say that I owe my strong, long nails to Seche Vite. It's been a colorful ride since then and now I have a HUGE caboodle dedicated to my nail polish obessesion. (because I don't have enough obessesions)

MY NUBS November 2009:

Jun 13, 2011

Catching up!

This weekend was pretty eventful. Saturday I had my nephew's 10th b-day party out east we went go kart racing and I think the adults had more fun than the kids. We then went over to my brother in law's to continue the celebration, gallons of wine and a crapton of brushetta's was consumed. My nephew loves electric blue so in honor of him I went blue!

On my Eyes I used:
All M.A.C. Shadows
Perky Paint Pot as a Primer
Cool Heat on my lids
Bluestorm to Blend
Contrast on the outer V
Daisychain as a highlight
Sephora liquid eyeliner in black
L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara in Very Black

On my Face I used:
L'Oreal's Studio Secrets Face Primer
Maybeline FIT ME Liquid Foundation and Pressed Powder in #230
Smashbox Soft Lights Duo in Split/Second as a blush and highlight

On my Lips I used:
NYX Lipliner in Citrine
M.A.C's Lipstick in Freckletone
M.A.C's Lipglass in C-Thru

The Colors are much more vibrant these pictures don't capture the true colors.

**these pictures are crappy and I promise to take more pics with my Canon, these are from my blackberry they are so easy to email and upload and this is why I use that crappy camera.

Yesterday we had the opportunity to see my dad perform with his band at Eisenhower Park for the Latin Festival. It was both Danny and Daniel's 1st time attending one of my dad's shows. Daniel was excited to see his grandpa play. He was kept saying wow that's my buelo. I am super happy he had the chance to see his grandpa do what he loves to do. This again is a crappy blackberry pic, my dad is on the left playing the bass guitar.

Afterwards we headed out to find some grub. I wanted to check out Ayhan's Shish Kebab Restaurant on Sunrise near our home and I convinced Danny to go. WHAT A DELISH SPOT! The food was so GOOD we had the hummus dip and the spinach pie as apps and then Danny ordered the steak pita sandwich and I got the lamb and beef pita sandwich. Everything was delicious and the place is so pretty, we've found a new fave dinner spot,even Daniel loved the food which is rare cause my son is picky.

I've got some more stuff to post but will do so later on.

Jun 7, 2011

A Mini Haul

I had a couple of coupons to CVS and picked up more of the crackle polishes. I purchased Vintage Violet and Fractured Foil. I tried Fractured Foil on top of Sally Hansen's HD Pixel Pretty and it came out too sparkly.
Here is a pic of it..

I fell asleep before it was actually dry. I am going to try Vintage Violet on top of Confetti's White Knight this weekend. I also picked up Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition 3 minute undo dryness reversal treatment, I used it once and it did leave my hair silky and soft. I am trying hard not to wash my hair everyday, since I have highlights my hair is really dry and brittle it needs this treatment to make it smooth and keep the brittle at bay. I also got a Sally Hansen no more mistakes nail polish remover pen, It's great for little mistakes on the fingers but I had a hard time removing the nail polish around the edges of my nails without it messing with my nail! I'll stick to drying them well and using some soap and water.

It's going to be 99 degrees in NY today, I wish I would've taken the day off! Stay Cool..

Jun 6, 2011

Weekend Recap

On Sat. I went to Sephora to pick up the Marc Jacobs Daisy Perfume which was part of the b-day gift that my BFF Janice got me the gift was 10 samples of perfumes and a gift card to choose which perfume out of the samples wanted, it is the gift that keeps on giving! I also picked up a Sephora liquid eyeliner that I needed and a eyelash applicator which is pure genius makes it so much easier to apply my false lashes!!!

I also had 6 empties so I went on over to M.A.C and got Gorgeous Gold which is a beautiful yellow gold with green shadows. I think it will be bright yellow with a light primer and a rich green with black primer. I purchased Surf USA from the Surf Baby Collection which is a highly pigmented teal reminds me of Shimmermoss and Aquadisac but it is more rich in color and it is so pretty!

My Mini Haul:

I then got ready for a family party in Jersey. I wore a white dress that has navy blue embroidery and gold sequins. So I decided to play up those two colors on my eyes.

on my eyes I used:
Shadows were all M.A.C
Soft Orche Paint Pot as a primer
Goldmine on my inner lids
Amber Lights in the middle to blend in
Conrast on the outer v
Daisy Chain as a highlight
Sephora's liquid eyeliner in Black
Urban Decay Eyeliner in Zero
L'Oreal's Telescopic mascara in Very Black
Applied some false lashes I picked up at IMATS don't remember the number.
Duo Lash Adhesive

On my Face I used:
L'Oreal's Studio Secrets Face Primer
Maybeline FIT ME Liquid Foundation and Pressed Powder in #230
Smashbox Soft Lights Duo in Split/Second as a blush and highlight

On my Lips I used:
NYX Lipliner in Citrine
M.A.C's Lipstick in Freckletone
M.A.C's Lipglass in C-thru

Here is the look:

I liked it!

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!

Jun 3, 2011


So I did my nails last night with the crackle polish and here are the results:

They look pretty cool I have to learn how to be patient and let the base polish dry before I put on the top coat.

I used the following polishes

Base Coat: Seche Vite Base Coat

Base Polish: 2 coats of Milani Nail Lacquer in Toe-Mato-Red

White Tip: Nail Art in White

Black Crackle: Sally Hansen in Ink Splatter

Black line: Nail Art in Black

Top Coat: Out The Door Top Coat

Jun 2, 2011

Ink Splatter Sally Hansen Review

So this morning I went into CVS and saw the crackle nailpolish by Sally Hansen in Ink Splatter the price is a little steep 7.99 but I had some a $4.00 dollars off coupon and bought it. My nails are currently rocking pesky purple by essie but they are horrible from being in the pool and are chipping. So of course I couldn't wait to try the crackle polish.

Here is a blurry pic - sorry my blackberry camera sucks!

I think I need to apply it lightly the stuff dries fairly quick so it is hard to coat the nail and I am also going to try a lighter base color so it can show thru the cracks. I love it pretty cool watching it crack on the nails!