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Friday, November 30, 2012

NOTD: Sparkling Mauve

For this Mani I used two coats of Wet N Wild's "Undercover" 
& one coat of O.P.I'S "Excuse Moi" on my accent finger.

My accent nail messed up right before I could take pics. The joys of having a Toddler :)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dove Purely pampering nourishing body wash

(Coconut milk with jasmine petals)

Only have 10 minutes to pamper yourself?
Well give this a try!
I don't think I can ever go back to another body wash. It literally feels like I'm showering with lotion. It's so creamy, thick, & moisturizing. I have no need to apply lotion after I shower. The smell is also amazing!
Any body wash that doesn't dry out my skin is definitely a keeper.

Other Scents:
Shea Butter with Warm Vanilla
Almond cream with Hibiscus
*Can't wait to try these two scents*

click here to get a $1 off coupon

Pond's Luminous Clean Wet Cleansing Towelettes

These have quickly become my favorite wipes. Out of all the one's I've tried these are by far the best. 
Removes all my makeup, even waterproof mascara.
The towelettes are very moist & has a wonderful scent.
Didn't cause my acne prone skin to breakout.
Contains 30 wipes for about $6

Other Info:
*has soft white kaolin clay & moisturizing ingredients.
*Draws out trapped make-up & impurities to brighten dull skin.
*Soft cloths work gently without drying skin
* Dermatologist tested
*Safe for contact lens wearers

Go here for a $1 off coupon.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

NOTD: Snowman polishes! +Comparison

I finally found these little cuties at my local Rite Aid.
 I picked up 3 & will feature the 3rd one in an upcoming Mani. 
These don't have names.

 I used two coats of the pinkish shade & 1 coat of the glitter.
If I was going to use the pink shade alone I would've of went with a 3rd coat.

(Right click to enlarge)

Comparison Time:

(Sinful colors Frenzy vs Snowman)
 In the bottle these two look almost identical.
Once swatched on paper I noticed that snowman polish has a blue base while Frenzy has a clear base. Frenzy also seems to have more of a magneta glitter while Snowman has more of a deeper purple glitter. Sinful Colors polishes run at $1.99 for a bigger bottle while Snowman was $2.99 & is a small bottle. 

Friday, November 16, 2012

FOTD: Sparkle Til Morning

Wet N Wild Sparkle Til Morning palette
1- all over lid  2- highlight browbone 3- Crease 
4- added into my outer corner into my crease
L'oreal False Fiber lashes mascara
Urban Decay Demolition eyeliner (upper lashes & blended)
Physicians Formula brown liner (waterline)

For a Night look I would of added the teal color to my lower lash line.

Maybelline Nude Nuance Lipstick
Revlon colorburst lipgloss in Crystal Lilac

Laura Geller Spackle under makeup primer
Hard Candy Glamoflauge
Too Faced Absolutely Invisible Candlelight powder
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
ELF setting spray
ELF Mellow Mauve blush


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Beauty Blogger Headquarters

Beauty Blogger Headquarters

How long have you been blogging?
I started February 2011. Started off wanting to do a home decor blog but it turned into a beauty blog.

What/who inspired you to start blogging?
I was looking online for beauty products reviews & from there I decided I should start reviewing my own products.

Did you tell your family and friends about your blog? If so, what was their reaction? Are they supportive or "in the dark" about your blogging?
The only person that knows about my blog is my husband. He thinks it's cool, he actually understands my love for makeup and nail polish. lol

What goals or dreams did you have for your blog when you started? Have you accomplished them?
I just wanted to have fun. It was never about having a large amount of followers. I thought I would only have 10! But I'm past that so I would say yes my goal has been accomplished.

If you could give your beginner-blogger-self one tip of advice, what would it be?
Just be yourself & blog about what you love.

What is your favorite and least favorite thing about being a blogger?
Favorite- I get to interact with other fellow beauty fiends. 

Least- My camera sometimes doesn't give the best quality in my pictures.

What does your blog name mean? How did you decide on it?
It went from "Life as A Southern Girl" to "Life as A Southern GIrly Girl".
I was going to do posts about home decor, cooking, & my life. But ended up changing my mind so I'm currently wanting to change the name of my blog to something that actually represents what my blog is about.

Winter Wonderland mani

Sorry for all the posts Today. I did a little Walgreens hauling this morning & wanted to share everything before I forgot. 
This is the last post for Today. I promise =)

What I used:
2 coats of Zoya's "Kristen" & 1 light coat of Sinful Colors "Ice Dream"
P.S. I heard that Ice Dream is an almost exact dupe for China Glazes "Lorelei'sTiara"

Kristen by herself.

Game Day nails: Purple & Gold

(Right click to enlarge)

 What I used:
1 coat of Zoya "Carly" & 1 coat of Sinful Colors "All about you"

Festive nails: Red & Silver

 Perfect Christmas Day mani.
(on my accent nail the silver kinda bunched up on the right corner. Next time I will have to wait longer in between coats)

What I used:
2 coats of Wet N Wilds " I red a good book" with 1 coat of Sinful Colors "Queen of Beauty".
Accent nail is two coat of "Queen of Beauty"

Game Day nails: Black & Gold

 I like the way my nails looked in the sunlight.
Overall I wasn't happy with the black polish I used. It was very runny & made a mess. 
Once I applied the glitter to my middle finger the tip messed up :(

What I used:
Sinful Colors "All about you"
Wet N Wild's "Flossy Flossy"
Sinful Colors "Black on Black"

Sparkle Til Morning Palette

(Right side)
Ha browbone is writte backwards!! lol

 (Left side)

(Right side)

Shimmer The Night Away palette

(Left side)
 This will make such a pretty smokey eye. The definer shade was a bit chalky but I'm sure I can make it work.
(Right side) 
These weren't as pigmented as I was expecting so I will definitely have to use a primer with them. The definer shade was also a bit chalky.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

NOTD: National Diabetes Day

For this mani I used two coats of Sinful Colors "Gorgeous" 
& for my accent nail I used one coat of Sinful Colors "Nail Junkie".

Monday, November 12, 2012

Too Faced Absolutely Invisible Candlelight powder

I was torn between this one & the candlelight duo. I'm glad I decided to pick this up because it really gives my face a natural glow. I applied this on the top of my cheekbones, down the center of my nose, and over my brows. It's buildable so I can layer it to fit whatever setting. Daytime- use a light hand with two layers & for a night out layer it a bit more. 
Due to my acne scars I won't be trying this as an allover face powder.

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

I went into Ulta originally wanting to pick up the milk chocolate bronzer but after swatching it seemed to be too light to use to contour my face.
I use my Sigma F05 brush to apply this to countour my cheeks, nose, forehead, & jawline. I like this product because its matte & plus it's buildable. I used two light strokes & it looked wonderful. The cocoa smell isn't over powerful. I've noticed that the scented faded after about an hour.