The Balm Hautelook Haul

TheBalm was on Hautelook again fairly recently, and this time I knew there was one thing I definitely had to have – the Meet Matt(e) palette! A while back they were on Hautelook and I snagged the Nude ‘tude palette and totally missed Meet Matt(e), which sucks because I wanted both, haha. Oh well!! Good things come to those who wait, because this time I was READY and I got my palette! I also grabbed a nail polish, having seen it on Vampy Varnish. Her blog costs me money. We’re both fair skinned and have similar taste in colors, heehee. So…without further babbling, the haulage! [Read more…]

Velvet Manicure?

So I was discovering a new blog – The Daily Varnish (not a NEW blog, but new to¬†me) and happened across this – the velvet manicure. It’s essentially a manicure with flocking powder on top, giving it a fuzzy texture. You can read all about how Alli created her velvet manicure it at TDV. Also, Ciate will soon be releasing a kit to be sold alongside their caviar manicure kits.

How do you feel about FUZZY NAILS? One of the commenters on TDV said it makes your nails look like muppets, and I couldn’t agree more. I guess it’s something creative…it’s kind of neat to see nail art evolving into even textural forms, but definitely not practical for everyday wear. Like the caviar manicure, it would appear this look is more for a one-day wear.

Love it or leave it?? I think the possibility for incorporating flocking powder into nail art is an intriguing one. Imagine if your next Easter manicure had a fuzzy yellow chick on it? Or a fluffy white bunny? Cute!

Julep July It Girl Box

Julep time is my favorite time. No, maybe not really, but I really love when it’s time to pick my Julep box of the month and then when it arrives– oh joy! :) [Read more…]