Monday, July 25, 2016

Mani Monday 7/25/2016

Mani Monday 7/25/2016

Once again I went with a bright color - this time a coral-y orange! I added a little bit of length, but kept the rounded edges. I find that I really like the rounded look more and this is going to be one of the last manicures before I leave for Japan! I'm definitely going to need color suggestions for while I'm gone. I'm thinking more pastel/neutral colors? Leave me suggestions!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Review: Milani Amore Metallic Lipsticks

Milani Amore Metallic Liquid Lipsticks

I FINALLY GOT MY HANDS ON THESE DAMN LIQUID LIPS. I've been hunting and searching everywhere for these since I first saw them 2 months ago. I have a friend who works at a local drugstore and he messaged me when they got them in stock. He picked 'em up for me and I've been in love ever since. Let me give you the low-down.

There's 8 tubes of this glorious stuff - I managed to get my hands on 7 of 'em. (I couldn't get my hands on color 01 Beige, last one in the store was open) It retails for $7.99 at my local CVS (although on Milani's website it says $8.99 ) and you get 0.17oz in a tube. Milani claims that they're pigmented, long wearing, and dry matte. 

This stuff honestly reminds me of Milani's Amore Matte liquid lippies. Milani killed it with that formula - and they definitely killed it again. Their claims weren't wrong either - this lippie lasted through a yoghurt breakfast, a sandwich lunch, and pasta dinner without having to reapply. Almost all of the colors are one swipe pigmentation - a couple of the colors are a little streaky but nothing too terrible. I really love all of the colors it's kind of ridiculous.

The 8 colors they come in are: 01 Beige (not pictured), 02 Matterialistic, 03 Matte About You, 04 Cinematic Kiss, 05 Dramatic Kiss, 06 Mattely in Love, 07 Automatic Touch, 08 Raving Matte. My favorites and most worn are definitely 06 and 04. I'll be delving into 07 & 08 this fall with a sprinkling of 02. 05 is streaky AF - but nothing a couple coats won't fix.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Pokemon Go! for those who don't know

Pokemon Go!

For those who want to play but don't quite understand.

So... Pokemon has been trying to get gamers up and around other gamers for like, forever. And I'll be damned if they didn't finally get it done. I've been on more walks these past few weeks then I have in a very long time. I get pretty bored on walks normally so playing the game is like a fun scavenger hunt that counts your steps and gives you rewards!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Mani Monday 7/11/2016

Mani Monday 7/11/2016

This mani monday I went in the complete opposite direction - I went short, round, and hot ass pink. I realized after trying to work with those long nails that they really weren't for me - I could barely type and I kept jamming them into stuff (painful!).

Pinkie Pie makes another appearance and next mani monday we'll have different colored nails in probably the same shape. 

Monday, June 20, 2016

Mani Monday 6-20-2016

Mani Monday 6-20-2016

A couple weeks ago I decided it was time to get my nails back! I'm a horrid nail biter and I wanted to start growing my natural nail out - I can only seem to hold off gnawing my nails off by getting acrylics. So I did! And I went with an almond shape instead of the a square shape and chose a super pretty periwinkle color.

Please excuse the growth this is almost a week after they were done!

I'm super in love with this length and the color - I just need color recommendations for the next time!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Last Minute Father's Day Gifts

Last Minute Father's Day Gifts

I try to not buy gifts last minute - but that never seems to happen. WHOOPS.

1. Golf Balls & Golf Tees
If your Dad is an avid golfer they always seem to need these! (no srsly my Dad always asks for these on Fathers day)

2. Amazon Fire Stick
This amazing little stick just plugs into the HDMI port on the TV, connects to Wifi, and Viola! Amazon on your TV. We ended up buying more because it was so useful and now we've got one too.

3. Fitbit
For the health-conscious Dad. (aka not mine)

4. Outdoor Grill
Last year (I think) my family all got together and bought my Dad a really nice grill + some accessories. He loves it and uses it as often as he can now!

5. Wristwatch
If you Dad wears a watch there are TONS of nice looking and affordable watches out there.

But don't forget the importance of just a card! My grandfather is a man who wants not and needs not - so I always end up just buying a card and popping a gift card for a restaurant he frequents inside. I know they get used because he always tells me that they come in handy.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Summer 2016 Walmart Beauty Unboxing

Summer 2016 Walmart Beauty Unboxing

I honestly don't know what's going on with my mail lately - but all my boxes are getting SUPER beat up in transit. This seasons Walmart beauty box is super pretty - even if it is a little dinged up. Orchids are one of my favorite flowers - so seeing a bright yellow on on the box really grabbed my attention.
See - super cute!

Opening the box its just the normal unboxing stuff - the inside of the box is a really pretty pink and there is the little intro card. Its lets you know which hashtags to use and which season this box is for. If you didn't already know - the Walmart Beauty subscription is a quarterly box. Meaning that you get one box 4x a year and it's free! (but has $5 shipping).

All of the boxes I've received are packaged like this and I've honestly never had a box come in this damaged before. It's okay this time though - nothing inside was damaged.

This is the contents of this box. It was honestly a little underwhelming because a lot of this stuff I had actually already gotten in previous boxes. The St. Ives face wash, shampoo and conditioner, and perfume samples were things I've already received. I never seem to use the shampoo and conditioners that come in these boxes - so they end up just taking up space in a drawer where I keep these things. They also sent toothpaste (although a different one) and a different tanning lotion in last quarter's box as well.

The other two things though were totally awesome. The nail art strips are super cute (blue roses!) and the Vaseline moisturizer is for very dry skin (which is me). I'm already using the moisturizer and I'll probably be grabbing a couple of these nail art strips from the store for when I travel to Japan!

This honestly wasn't the best box I've ever received - but it was only $5. I'll probably continue my subscription though, because even for the duplicates I'll end up giving them to friends who want them.