Saturday, November 19, 2011

Metallic Nails

Polishes used:
Rimmel - Strengthening Base Coat
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Time to Shine as the base color
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Celeb City for the tip
Orly - Luxe on the edge
American Classics - In a Hurry Air Dry Top Coat

Yes, these are 100% my real nails!

Monday, November 14, 2011

My Weekend

It rained all day on Saturday, but Riley and I still went to Target. We're from the east coast so we're not afraid of a little weather!

I love the Revlon ColorStay foundation but the first bottle I bought wasn't quite the right color so I decided to go back and try another color. This time I got Sand Beige, and it matches a lot better! =D

I discovered for the first time how great Palmer's Cocoa Butter is! Here is my review on it Palmer's Cocoa Butter Review. I was also looking for the Milani Liquif'eye eyeliner but Target doesn't seem to carry Milani stuff anymore.

For dinner I made some garlic fries like the famous Gordon Biersch ones! Very delish...but only as a rare treat. Yum!

On Sunday we stayed in and watched the Steelers game...they won! Yay! And I made Chicken Marsala for dinner...again SO delish!

How was your weekend?

mark. Monday

Happy Monday Everyone!
Today's featured mark. product is a skincare must-have for those with blemishes, acne, or dormant acne that can spring up on you without notice. I use mark Break Out Plan Anti-Acne Gel Lotion everyday as my daily moisturizer. It is lightweight and contains a non-irritating amount of 1.5% salicylic acid, which is just enough to be effective.

mark Break Out Plan Anti-Acne Gel Lotion

This is the description on the container:
With apple and cinnamon extracts, this lightweight gel formula helps reduce the appearance of redness associated with acne and keeps pores clean and clear. Salicylic acid (1.5%), a proven acne fighter.

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

My New Favorite Body Lotion!

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula is a rich body lotion that smells deliciously like hot cocoa. I can't believe it took me so long to discovered how great this lotion is! It's thick and creamy and absorbs immediately. It does not leave your hands feeling greasy at all. Even after washing my hands they were still soft. I've tried and own A LOT of lotions and swore that my house could not fit another bottle, but after testing this in the store I just had to get it...that's how amazing it is. If you haven't tried this yet, I strongly recommend that you do, especially since the weather is colder now and your skin needs extra moisture. 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

SOTD 11-10-2011

I wore these leather peep toe pumps to work today with a fuchsia top and black skirt.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Blistex Review

Blistex is my favorite chapstick brand and I have been using it every single day for years. I always keep a chapstick in every room of the house and in my purse. Here is a review of the products I've tried in the order of favorite to least favorite.

Medicated Lip Balm
I always have this one with me.
Texture: Not too hard and not too soft
Consistency: Glides on and stays on
Scent: Minty/Medicated, not bad

Complete Moisture
I like this one a lot too.
Texture: A little on the soft side
Consistency: Glides on easily
Scent: Fresh

Silk & Shine
Gives lips a slight shine.
Texture: Hard
Consistency: Feels thin
Scent: Nice

Medicated Mint Lip Balm
I like the minty flavor
Texture: A little on the hard side
Consistency: Regular
Scent: Mint

Raspberry Lemonade Blast
I thought I'd like the flavor but it's annoying to smell it all day
Texture: Hard
Consistency: Regular
Scent: Very strong raspberry lemonade

Medicated Lip Ointment
I don't like the medicated smell
Texture: Very soft, almost liquidy
Consistency: Too thin, doesn't stay on
Scent: Very medicated

Lip Fusion Moisture Splash
Makes lips look oily
Texture: Oil
Consistency: Very thin and does not stay on
Scent: Nice

Fruit Smoothies
These are my least favorite. They have a weird smell.
Texture: Very hard
Consistency: Hard to put on
Scent: Gross

Overall, Blistex makes great chapsticks and I would recommend any of these (esp. the top 4) for chapped lips. I probably wouldn't recommend the Fruit Smoothies but different people might perceive the flavor differently. The medicated ones are great for severely chapped lips or if you're going to be in severe weather conditions. It's important to wear chapstick every single day, and to choose one with SPF. Lips don't tan, they burn! 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

First Boots of the Season

It's finally cold enough for boots! Today I'm wearing one of my favorite pairs. I love the little bow on the side and the comfy kitten heel. I can walk forever in these boots. ♥