Monday, February 28, 2011

In the Spirit of St. Patricks Day

Check out this beauty China Glaze Four Leaf Clover. I'm feeling luckier already! 

China Glaze//Four Leaf Clover

I had no idea I had this polish, I found it while looking for something else. WIN!! I love finding polishes that I didn't know I had. (I suppose now I can remove it from my shopping cart ha ha) This color is so very pretty..light green creme. *Swoon*
I love this color with my skin tone. This is two coats, and it applied like a dream! China Glaze  makes my favorite creme polishes, I am in love with their formula.

Added some polka dots with Bundle Monster plate BM19. I used China Glaze Adore for the pattern.
Oh nail stamping..How I have missed you. ha ha. It has been a while since I stamped..I used to do it almost everyday..I am going to pick it up again...I still have plates in the packaging. UNACCEPTABLE!  I will do more Konad Designs and show all of you pretty ladies! Also..I am considering cutting my nails down, not filing..CUTTING. I am kind of nervous but I have been seeing lots of shorter nails and been jealous of the short chic look. What do you guys think? Should I keep em long or cut em down? I know they will grow back but I am still nervous! EEEEEP!
Thanks for reading!

Alaina xoxo

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Electra Magenta meets O.P.I Black Shatter...

China Glaze// Electra Magenta from the Tronica collection...Beautiful color. 
Two coats..the application was great..I could have almost gotten away with using just One coat...almost. ;)

O.P.I Black Shatter plus TWO coats of Seche Vite...and  Voila! A pretty Funky Manicure!!

I am loving this look!! Of course I wanted to take pics of this awesome Mani in the sun but it was cloudy all day. Ha ha.... What do you lovlies think? More Tronica colors coming soon! Thanks for reading and following if you are!

Alaina xoxo

Friday, February 25, 2011

POLISHGASM!!! China Glaze Tronica Collection!!

Excuse the craptastic Cell phone pic :)

I went in to Sally's Beauty Supply to try and find the China Glaze Crackle polishes but I almost passed out when I saw the girl refilling the Tronica Display. I actually kind of rushed the poor girl and got in her personal space a bit but I was so excited. I made sure they were all there and I actually got the last of them. I was so excited to finally get them. They were 5 dollars each with my Sally's Card.

My Beautiful new Holographic Babies... (all pictures are clickable so you can see them up close!)

Laser Lime//Hologram//MegaBite//Electra Magenta

Gamer Glam//Techno Teal//Virtual Violet//High Def

Hyper Haute//Cyberspace//Digital Dawn// 3D Fantasy
I can't wait to play with these beautiful polishes! I have wanted them for months. I am super stoked for Techno Teal Virtual Violet, Cyberspace, Laser Lime, and Electra Magenta. Which ones stand out to you? Keep your eyes peeled for posts featuring these beauties!

Thanks for reading loves!

Alaina xoxo

Thursday, February 24, 2011

O.P.I Black Shatter Review!

Hey loves! Here is yet another manicure floating around on the interwebs featuring O.P.I Black Shatter...hahaha. I am sure most of you have seen or used this polish or something similar but here is my take on it!

Two coats of Not Like The Movies..a pretty duo chrome. This polish changes colors depending on the lighting and angles. It's really pretty, it reminds of dolphin skin..ha ha I know that sounds weird but it does...and I am pretty weird so what ever. :)

One coat of the Black Shatter from O.P.I  on my completely dry manicure. It is so cool to watch the shatter take effect I watched almost every nail..ha ha. I was fascinated. It happens almost instantly and dries quickly too! I have seen where people have left it just like this with the Matte Shatter effect..But I wanted to seal everything in and make it SHINE!

I added TWO coats of Seche Vite top coat because I like my nails to feel smooth and 1 coat wasn't cutting it..I could still feel the texture of the Shatter polish. The top coat makes everything pretty and complete. I can't stop looking at my nails ha ha.

I will admit that I have said in the past I wasn't a fan of  the crackle or shatter look but I completely take it back! I had never done it on my nails until this post and I am a fan. I think it looks really cool. I will try it with other bases but I am pretty sure I will prefer it with a base that changes colors. This with a Holographic!! OH MY! I am sure it looks amazing! Hmmmmm..Now I am thinking of which Holo I want to try it with. ha ha. What are your thoughts on this effect? What combinations do you think would work? I am pretty sure I will be picking up the China Glaze Crackle polishes in all of the colors. Thanks for reading!

Alaina xoxo

Close up!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Thank You Mackenzie Face!!

Hello loverlies! The other day I got a package in the mail from someone I love so much! I was expecting the OPI Black Shatter and the Not Like The Movies polish, but I had NO IDEA she was sending me all of these Beautiful Urban decay Polishes! Swoon at the cute little cases...I LOVE it! I am going to use them to hold some of my make up brushes..I love organization ha ha. 

O.P.I Black Shatter and Not Like the Movies..look at how pretty!

I've wanted these forever! It makes me wish I had more hands because I just want to use them all right away ha ha :)

Thank you to the beautiful and awesome Mackenzie! I love you girl!
Follow her on twitter HERE for tons of laughs!
And check out her website because not only is she a stone cold fox and a major sweetheart..she is also an AMAZING Makeup Artist!!

Oh...and Look what else made its way into my life.........

FINALLY!!!! Urban Decay Naked Palette! I ordered it on Tuesday and then 2 days later they were sold out again..I was just in time. Also got the Brown Sugar Cream Highlight I'd been stalking. ha ha.. This was a very good mail day for me!

Thanks for reading! I am super stoked to try my new goodies so stay tuned! Bye loves!

Alaina xoxo

Monday, February 21, 2011


Hello sweeties! My little princess and I had a Mommy Daughter Bonding day..We went shopping went to the park, got some  yummy cupcakes from Sprinkles Cupcakes in Scottsdale, and then we went to lunch. We had a blast and everyone in my little family loved the cupcakes.

Amazing box of deliciousness!

Red Velvet//Carrot Cake// and my FAVORITE Coconut!  Look how cute they are :)

Jazzy so serious in a cupcake shop!! ha ha

These were the best cupcakes I have ever had in my life! It was such a nice treat! I think I am going to make this a  Mommy Daughter Bonding day tradition!  Thank you so much for reading..I appreciate you all. Don't forget to follow if you haven't followed yet!

Alaina xoxo

P.S. Random post but more nail and makeup posts soon! Bye Dolls!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Fun Green and Glittery EOTD!

Hey Beauties! The other day I was playing with some of my new makeup and I came up with this bright look. I love makes my brown yes pop! I used up all of my Urban decay Acid rain eye shadow which was my main green shadow. It was my go to shadow I LURRRVED it.  I had to find a new go to I went for and OCC loose shadow in Wasabi and was very pleased!

Products used
Too faced Shadow Insurance Primer
Makeup Forever Aqua Black (base)
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Wasabi Loose Colour shadow LOVE THIS!!
Urban Decay Blunt Eye Shadow...One of my favorite shadows to blend with and use as highlight
NYX Eye/Eyebrow Pencil on my water line and below w/ tokioki Adios to set
Sephora Teal Glitter eyeliner over the eye pencil
Definitely could have used some false lashes since mine are wretched ha ha.

I wanted to get a close up of that teal's so pretty. And Unlike my previous experienced with the Sephora gold glitter liner this one didn't burn like hot Lava!! yay! either they changed the formula, I got used to it, or its only the gold that stings, either way I was stoked to not have to suffer for pretty glittery eyes! I hope you like..thanks for reading and I hope you all had a great weekend!

Alaina xoxo

Friday, February 18, 2011

Ahoy Mateys!

Hey Pretty People! I recently got some new babies and included was the China Glaze Anchors Away Collection. I couldn't wait to try First Mate. I am sure by now you guys know that I love my cremes ha ha, First Mate is a pretty nautical Blue Creme. I swooned...not gonna lie.

China Glaze First Mate

China Glaze Cherish for the Design which was from Konad plate number S6

I love this design...Nice clean lines! 

Check out this rad Cobra ring I got from Charming Charlie. I fell in love with this store located in Scottsdale Fashion Square. It is mostly purses and other accesories and its COLOR COORDINATED!! I just about fell out in the store. I also got a sweet purse. I think I am going to do a whole post on my next trip! I will be going back soon for a cute turtle ring and a purse I was debating on.

Thanks for reading! HAPPY FRIDAY!!

Alaina xoxo

Thursday, February 17, 2011

One time I went to Sephora and lost my mind...(Pic Heavy post)

Hello ladies...Like a lot of you clearly know I am addicted to makeup and the other day I basically lost my damn mind in Sephora..check it out!

Sephora Glitter Eyeliner. I love this eyeliner because it is so beautiful and inexpensive compared to others..but the Gold one I have burns so bad! Thank goodness it's just during the application for me...that's why I purchased 3 more..ha ha. Beauty is pain I guess.
Trying the Too Faced Eyeshadow Primer...and picked up some of my FAVORITE Mascara..It makes my pathetic lashes look amazing! It smells really good too!

I might not necessarily NEED a Lip Plumper but I just love the tingle that this one has. It does give my lips a bit of a boost in the pout department also ;)

Illasmasqua Nail Varnish in Baptiste..I can never have too many purple polishes and I have had my eyes on this beauty for a while. I have seen it in the blogasphere and I decided to splurge.

Another splurge was Illamasqua Liquid Metal eye cream eyeshadow. I saw this and was like WHAT IN THE EFF!! I need this in my life. It is soo Pigmented and lovely. 

UD Lipstick//Buzzkill and Liquid Liner in Perversion

The detail on the lipstick bullet is cool

I can't wait to try the lipstick!

I decided to give the new UD shadow pencils a shot..this purple is magnificent! 
UD Shadow Pencil in Delinquent 

My first NARS items...I have to say I love the packaging. 

NARS Night Clubbing Eye Shadow// NARS Orgasm Blush//NARS Orgasm Lip Gloss. What can I say Drake got to me ;)


Peachy shimmer

NARS Blush//Deep Throat. (hehe)
LOVE this Urban Decay cream highlight in Sin. Not greasy or goes on very light and is super beautiful. I have been putting it on my brow bone. I am a sucker for skulls also so the packaging is also a HUGE thumbs up! Super rad!

It's so pretty. I have the Sin Primer potion and I use it constantly. There are tons of places to use this highlight, eyes, cheeks I'd even use some on my lips! There was another one I had my eye on too...Brown Sugar it was Beautiful!

I got this as one of my 3 free samples during the summer and I loved it so much I had to get the big one. I made that little sample last along time ha ha.  It's a very fresh and clean scent. I get complimented on it whenever I wear it. These are the notes listed on the Sephora Website: Violet Leaf, Bitter Orange, Pink Berry, Aquatic Accord, Egyption Jasmine, Frangipani Flower, Musk, Tonka Bean, Moss. This fragrance is definitely worth a sniff! 

Thanks for checking out my Sephora Haul loves!! I can't wait to try the new stuff! Anything you would like to try? Or HAVE tried..what do ya think?