Friday, December 30, 2011

Aqua nail polish from Forever 21

I have never been a big fan of nail polish nor do I use them often, but when I saw this Aqua nail polish at Forever 21 I had to buy it. I love purples and blues mostly I'm not too crazy about pink hues. This color really caught my eye since I have been wanting to buy a blue nail polish for a while and this one was the perfect hue I was looking for.

Nail polish name: Aqua
Price: $2.80
Store: Forever 21

 My nails with one coat of Aqua nail polish just the right amount to give
my nails a subtle hint of color.


And now my nails with two coats of Aqua nail polish
A bit to much for me I will stick to one coat. If you like 
this color you can purchase it at your local Forever 21 store.
Check out the website for more nail polish colors
Disclaimer : I do not get paid to review any beauty products
I just do it as a hobby ;) 

Thanks for stopping by have a great day


Monday, December 19, 2011

Make up tips for brighter eyes

Imagine you didn't sleep well during the night and have to wake up early the next day. You're not in the best of moods and on top of that your eyes look half asleep with under eye circles could it get any worse. You feel like a zombie and your face resembles it too ^.^

Most of us have experienced a day like this including myself. So here are a few tips to awaken those tired eyes and make them look brighter. First of all before we get started here's a list of the items/materials you will need.

① Eyedrops (optional)
② White shimmery/pearly eyeshadow

③ Eyelash curler

Step 1 ⇒ Apply eyedrops if you feel it's necessary. Eyedrops help minimize small swollen blood vessels in the eyes, making them look clearer. I myself have used eyedrops a few times for this reason and they have truly helped. These ones in the picture I got on one of my trips to Mexico, they are actually really good, but I haven't been able to find them here since it's a Mexican brand.

Step 2 ⇒ Apply shimmery/pearly eyeshadow to inner eye corner. This will give your eyes a subtle glow that will make them look more open and awake.

Step 3 ⇒ This is something I like doing as an alternative to using an under eye concealer which can look too heavy. Apply the same shimmery eyeshadow to under eye circles. You might want to do it very little just enough to conceal those under eye circles and add a shimmery light to your eyes.

Step 4 ⇒ Curl your eyelashes this will automatically make your eyes look awake and wide open.

Step 5 ⇒ Add one or two coats of black mascara to your eyelashes. If you want a more natural look apply a clear mascara.

Now you are ready to go out, wether it's to school, work, hang out or just to run some errands. You may still feel a bit sleepy but your eyes now look wide awake and you are ready to face the world with confidence. I hope these tips were of some help for all the girls out there looking for a quick solution for tired looking eyes.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day ☺


Friday, December 9, 2011

❆ ❆ ❆ Winter Skincare ❆ ❆ ❆

In winter it's common for the skin to suffer from extreme dryness. In the part of California where I live the coldest it gets is about 28° degrees (°F) at night, during the day normal is in the °50's. I guess it's not so bad compared to other countries near the north pole where they get below 0 temperatures in winter. Just to mention an interesting fact : one of the coldest city's in the world is Yakutsk, Russia with temperatures as cold as -40 °C in the month of January, now that is freezing.

In some countries people's skin even bleeds due to the harsh cold. Even though this may not be the case for most of us one thing is true our skin needs special care in winter. Here are some tips for facial skin care in winter, since the face is the part of the body that is most exposed to the cold air in winter.

Change from your regular moisturizer to a cream. So basically have a moisturizer for year round but upgrade to a heavier one like a cream during the winter months.

Try a moisturizing mask once or twice a week.

Use a natural toner. You might want to switch from your regular toner to a natural home made one. Regular toners that target specific skin concerns ej: oily controller, acne, lightening the skin etc, can be harsh to the skin during the winter. Here's a very simple DIY natural toner that you can try. Mix two tablespoons of green tea ( that has already been made) and two tablespoons of water. Store in a plastic container, re-do mixture every two days.

Why Green tea?
Green tea when applied topically can help soothe irritated, dry, sensitive skin. It also contains powerful antioxidant properties and if used regularly it can help skin maintain it's youthful appearance. Green tea can also be moisturizing when applied on the skin and is suitable for all skin types. Skin can greatly benefit from green tea not only in winter but all year round too.

Exfoliate less often. Skin should be exfoliated 2-3 times a week, but in winter if you can lower it to once a week depending on your skin type. 

  And most important of all stay warm and protect your skin from the cold air with a scarf if you live where it snows. I hope that with these tips you are better prepared to greet this new season. Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, December 5, 2011

♥ Bows, bows and more bows ♥

The look of a hairstyle can change with a simple hair accessory. This post is about bows, which I really like, I have quite a few now, this is my small collection. Hope you can get inspired to create a look of your own as well as experiment with new hair ideas ;)

For a side swept ponytail instead of using an ordinary hair tie, try a bow hair tie, the ones below are from H & M, you can always find cute accessories there.

I personally really like these bow hair claws that I found at Forever 21


Here are some hair ideas you can try with bows or any other hair accessory...

source: msn image search 

source: msn image search

So basically a small accessory can make a BIG difference. Feel free to experiment with your hair, it can be loads of fun. You can also find more hair ideas online, simply search for images of hairstyles or for kawaii hairstyles which is were I found this last image. Thanks for stopping by ♥