Sunday, January 29, 2012

Let's Get it Crackin with Crackle Nail Polish!

So I looked at my nails the other day and was in complete HORROR! LoL I knew that it was time for a new manicure. I was feeling a bit dark and glam at the same time so decided to try something different and went for the "crackled" look.

Nail polishes I used:

  • Sally Hansen's CRACKLE OVERCOAT in "Antiqued Gold"
  • Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails XTREME WEAR in "Black Out"
STEP by STEP guide on how to get this look:
  1. Apply base coat of your preference on all nails. My favorite base coat is Revlon Quick Dry Base Coat, 955  
  2. Apply Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails XTREME WEAR in "Black Out" on all nails
  3. Apply Sally Hansen's CRACKLE OVERCOAT in "Antiqued Gold" on some or all of them
  4. Finish of by applying a ultra shinny fast drying top coat. I recommend Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat, 960 It really helps nail lacquers stay on for a long period of time.
Super Model Selita Ebanks used Coral and black shades 
for her crackle look
Pop Super Star Kesha using multi colors for her 'Rock' crackle look

So there you have it guys! GET CRACKIN NOW!!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Rock Chic! Turn Heads with Mesh Leggings!

Perfect for fall, Perfect for winter! If you are feeling a little "Rock-ishhh" look no further!

When this style of meshed leggings first hit the runways I was intrigued. Then I went BANANAS when I started seeing celebrities such as: Rihanna and Nicki Minaj rock the look! Leggings are great to throw on because they are comfortable and gives your outfit an effortless look. When you are ready to step out and turn heads without having to wear a dress this look will be the perfect alternative.

There are many ways to wear these leggings. A regular t-shirt and sneakers will make for a casual "preppy" look or you can wear them with long flowy tops and sky-high heels for a more romantic evening look. This fashion staple is a must have in your closet!

Check me out wearing my own pair! lol

OMG! Look what I found ladies! Belle of the brawl leggings! They are so cute and I already purchased my pair in black. What are you waiting for? lol Xo!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Paint the town White!

I've always loved a good manicure! I enjoy experimenting with different colors and trends. Lately I've noticed people using bold colors and also painting nails in different colors. Recently, I've been OBSESSED with white nail polish! I just think it's so chic and sophisticated.

I gave myself a manicure using Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear nail polish in "White On". Then I proceeded with painting one nail from each hand in "Celeb City" from the same line of Xtreme Wear it's like this silver metallic shade. I am a big fan of the Xtreme Wear line because they have a wide variety of bright, youthful colors. They are highly pigmented which is very important and they glide on smoothly onto the nail bed and they are only about $2.99!!! Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear, Celeb City, 0.4 Fluid Ounce Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear, White On, 0.4 Fluid Ounce

 The ring shown above is from H&M it was only $5.95! perfect for those people who love to make a statement with costume jewelry. Totally Fab!

Smokey Eyes!

What is the best way to vamp up your makeup? ANSWER: SMOKEY EYES! Here's a step by step guide on how to achieve the most marvelous smoked look!

1. Start of with clean lids and dab on some eyeshadow primer starting down at the eyelids and working your way up to the brow bone. Keep on dabbing until the product disappears onto the skin.

2. Grab an eyeshadow palette with dark hues such as: dark brown, black, bronze, or you can also experiment with colors such as an intense purple or navy blue shades.

3. Set aside four colors that compliment each other from the palette of your preference. Differentiate them from LIGHTEST to DARKEST. The lightest being #1, second lightest being #2, dark being #3, and darkest being #4. (Numbering the shades in your head is just a technique to help you if you do not know what you are doing)

4. Apply shade #3 all over your crease. You can find the crease by tilting your head back and finding the deep fold. Using a fluffy brush blend using circular motions working your way from the outside corner inward.

5. Apply shade #2 onto lids concentrating on depositing as much color by using patting motions.

6. Apply shade #4 onto the outer crease using an angled brush concentrating on depositing dark color. Go over with the same fluffy brush to soften any harsh edges.

7. Apply shade #1 all over brow bone blending it well with some of the crease color so streaks of color won't show.

Optional: you can apply any other light shade with a metallic shimmer on the inner corners of  your eyes, that way you'll have that "wide awake look"

8. Finish off with black mascara focusing on the outer lashes brushing upwards. You can also apply some on your bottom lashes.

Optional: you can line your waterline with black eye liner for a more intense look.


This is a smokey eye using blue tones, I wore red lipstick because I was feeling daring lol. But my advice is to keep lips neutral. 
Tips: While going for the "smokey look" try not to use dark colors on lips, let your eyes be the statement. you can dab on a nude color, light pink or even a clear gloss. Good Luck! and share your results! XOXO.