Saturday, March 27, 2010

[TUTORIAL] Black & Pearl White Sparkles

(Click to enlarge!)

No fruit theme, dots, pastel, or pink today! I wanted to put my black ULTA nail polish to good use since it's a little dull by itself.

Here's how i did it:

What i used (L to R): ELF Pearl, Wet N Wild Kaleidoscope, Nicole by OPI Imagine If, LA Colors Base/Top Coat, Seche Vite Top Coat, & ULTA Little Black Dress, & Nail Art gemstones.

Apply clear base coat & let dry. Next, use two coats of ELF "Pearl nail polish." Once this is dry, use the black nail polish for the tips. It's ok if it's a little messy, it will be covered up later on by glitters!

Next, apply Nicole "Imagine If", or any holographic nail polish, onto the Pearl white area & overlap it onto the black tips.

Next, use "Kaleidoscope", which has bigger glitter pieces than "Imagine If," onto the black tips. Now, put coat your nails with a top coat.

Now it's time to use some star pieces!

Tip for picking up deco gem pieces: Put some base or top coat on a piece of paper. Dip a toothpick onto the base or top coat (I used LA Colors Base/Top Coat for this since Seche Vite dries too quickly) . Now, pick up the pieces and press it lightly on the nails. Put it wherever you think looks good :) When you're finished with that, apply the final top coat (Seche Vite), & then you're done!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Today's Savings~

Maybelline Eyestudio Green with Envy-$2.69 (Reg. $9.49), Maybelline Eyestudio Sapphire Siren $3.69 (Reg. $9.49), Wet 'N' Wild Cream Liner $3.99, Maybelline Colossal Mascara $4.43 (Reg. $7.39), Rhoto $6.49 (Reg. $7.49, not pictured)

=$21.29-$5.oo (coupon)----> TOTAL: $16.49

I LOVE coupons. I love looking for them in magazines/newspapers/online/etc. My boyfriend laughs at me whenever i'm digging through my wallet for coupons! haha. I went to Rite Aid today after finding out they had 40% off Maybelline products. I wanted to buy the Maybelline Eyestudio quads for so long after reading some really good reviews about how pigmented and great they were. I had a $1 off Maybelline Eyestudio coupon from Rite Aid AD PERKS for watching a Maybelline video as well as $2 off coupons from the Maybelline website.

Other coupons i used:
$5 off $20 for gaining 20 points from watching videos at Rite Aid AD Perks
$1 off Rohto at Coupons.com

I also got 2 packages today!

My Konad Stamping Nail Art Kit C came in! I tested it out already & forgot to clean the plate before taking the picture :P Can't wait to buy the other image plates! I bought this from amazon.com for $20.99 shipped with the gift cards i got from SWAGBUCKS. (I got $25 worth of Amazon gift cards so far!)

It came with 5ml bottles of Special Nail Polish in Red, White & Blue, a scarper, Image Plates M2 and M3, and a rubber stamper.

My free Burts Bees Peppermint Flavor toothpaste sample also came in.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

My experience with FocalPrice

I discovered focalprice from soompi forums about a month ago when a girl posted some really cute Hello Kitty watches (in the "WDYBT" thread) that she bought from the wholesale website based in Hong Kong. I was intrigued at how inexpensive they were (around $4.xx!) and she stated the shipping was free. I checked out the website, and they had some really cool items that i was interested in. I was hesitant about how trustworthy the website was, so i googled reviews and comments about it. I read many reviews saying their customer service was great and a few reviews stating not to trust the website. After contemplating on whether i should go on with my order, i finally jumped the gun and bought a few things. I used paypal since it's more secure than using Credit Card. My total paid for 10 items came up to $24.14!

I had a really positive experience with focalprice. I ordered my items on 2/10/2010 and received the items on 3/15/2010. Four of my items were out of stock, so i had to wait days until they restocked the items. Since this is a wholesale website, many people order items in bulk, so naturally some become OOS. I mean for the price & free shipping, i didn't mind the wait too much xD Plus, the customer service people warned me that some of my items were OOS and i could get refunded if i wanted or just wait until they restocked. Customer service was very attentive with my questions and replied within hours. And yes, their English was great! haha

Another thing i would recommend is that you should keep in mind about how the quality is going to be. They sell no-brand-electronics (that are obviously modeled after popular brands), makeup, acessories for Itouch/PSP/PS3, etc.. so don't be too surprised if it is not like how you imagined them to be. You get what you pay for! Make sure to read the reviews on that item, if there are any.

Let's get to the product reviews!

9 of the 10 Items that i ordered were put into this envelope! O_O Pretty amazing how all my items fit in here! LOL I thought it would come in a box, but nope. 1 item remained OOS, so they're gonna send it separately when it's restocked.

Ultra Slim Aluminum Case for PSP 3000 (Green)
9/10: Fit my PSP 3000 perfectly! The color is a little lighter than i expected, but i love it!


My pics (click to enlarge~)

Kitty Contact Lenses Case Set (White) (bought 2)
8/10: I was excited for these! Really cute and also comes with mirror, tweezers, & mini solution bottle. When i opened it, the mirror was falling off, so i just shoved it back in, no biggie. I probably have to super glue it back later on. I didn't open the other one since it's for my sister.
Stock pic:

Bowknot Multimedia Stereo Earphones (Yellow)
9/10: I'm really satisfied with this! The earphones came in a nice case and are exactly as pictured. The sound quality is not bad at all! They came with extra buds too.

Chocolate Cartoon Pendent Hang Decorations (Yellow)
10/10: Exactly as pictured & packaging is cute :) I had to get this cause it looked like Ferrero Rocher chocolate xD

Kitty Keychain Mobile Phone Sensor Accessory
7/10: It came with a little scratch on the white part & the lanyard is a little too short. I have to attach it to my old cell charm. It works great though. Red, Green, & Blue lights flash when i get a call/phone rings! It so pretty!

The other 4 items are my boyfriends'. Maybe i'll tell him to review them for me later.

All in all, my experience with focalprice.com was great! The customer service was great & answered all my answers in a timely manner, shipping if FREE, and the items i received were as pictured. Although you have to be cautious about the quality of some of the items, especially electronics, there's no denying that their service is great. I'd definitely buy from them again~

If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask me :D

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Pink Polka Dot Cherries~

I wanted to try out my Revlon Pink Chiffon nail polish, so i decided to do something cute with a cherry design ^^ I wasn't too happy with how it turned out at first, so i redid the design. I have to say, Revlon's nail polish is pretty easy to apply & the color of Pink Chiffon is a gorgeous pastel pink, which i love!

First take~

2nd & final take: 3 coats of Pink Chiffon, Raspberry Festival for the cherries, & Tree Hugger for the stem&leaf!

What i used: CG Tree Hugger, CH Raspberry Festival, Sally H. All the White Stuff, Revlon Pink Chiffon, Seche Vite top coat, & Dotting tool with detailing brush (Available at Sally's Beauty Supply or local nail supply stores :)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Nudy Grey Review~

I've been meaning to do a review on these lenses, but i kept putting it off cause of school and of course, my forgetfulness. I've had these for about 4 months xD These lenses are the GEO Nudy Greys of the Nudy series. I love the color of these lenses & the little halo it creates on the bottom. It's a little less comfortable than my Fresh Color Greys, but soaking in solution helps a lot :)

color/design: it's not as natural looking as my other grey lens, but the color is amazing. i love it! 10/10
comfort: i have to soak/wash these lenses in solution a lot more than my fresh greys before putting on. a little frustrating~6/10
enlargement: i'm pretty happy with the enlargement. These are only 14mm in diameter & it makes my eyes look huge lol~8/10

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Nail polish swatches~

These are my most recent nail polish purchases. Revlon Pink Chiffon, Revlon Hot for Chocolate, China Glaze For Audrey, and OPI Absolutely Alice.

Revlon products are buy one get one free at Rite Aid, so i got both Revlon polishes for about $4.79! I also went to a local nail supply store and got Absolutely Alice for only $5.50. I got For Audrey at Sally's since i've been wanting to get this for so long! I also bought cute little fruit slices from the nail supply store for $2.50.

This is For Audrey & Absolutely Alice~I'm so glad i bought these! The colors are gorgeous. I want more nail polish from the OPI Alice in Wonderland line. Absolutely Alice is Absolutely AMAZING! My camera can't capture it's beauty very well. haha

OPI Do You Lilac It

Unfortunately, the Sally's store i went to doesn't have the Up & Away collection yet :( I'm really excited to try out Re-Freshmint & Lemon Fizz!

Check it out!

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