Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Day at IMATS (Pic Heavy)

Hello Loves! So last weekend I was lucky enough to attend my first IMATS (International Makeup Artist Trade Show). I had a BLAST! I went with my friend Mackenzie who was nice enough to let me crash at her place which was literally around the corner from the convention center that IMATS was held in. We didn't even have to cross the street to get there haha. I took TONS of pictures and got lots of amazing things so There will be a few IMATS related posts..I hope you don't mind!

The line was RIDICULOUS! We waited for about an hour to get our wristbands, I just wanted to get IN THERE!

I went with a Purple eye and just a flakey glitter gloss...its what I do best :)

Pig Man!!

Inglot was a hot ass mess!! I decided to wait until day 2 to try and deal with this crowd. They are lucky that their products get amazing reviews ha ha!

Lunch Break! Delicious food from the Yard House and Mackenzie's boobs. NOM on both accounts! 
The Sugarpill booth...that reminds me I still have to review some products I have that I got MONTHS ago..whoops haha!

AMAZING! I wish I was this talented. They people have my dream job.

I definitely had to hit up the OCC booth..I love their Lip Tars and their  Loose Powders. The cool thing was they had pads of paper with all of the products and you could just check what you wanted and the quantity  and then you gave it to one of the OCC folks and they would get your order ready. Very Organized! I loved it.

They were having a great deal I am surprised I didn't buy more.

I could have watched this  man get made up for hours. A lot of this experience reminded me of a really cool Halloween Party. Everyone was all made up and there was so much stuff to look at. I had an amazing time. Overall day one of IMATS was super fun! I saw a lot of great products and even picked up a few...just a few ;) I will be doing a Haul post tonight which should be up this weekend.  
 Thank you so much for reading loves! More IMATS posts to come and also a June Birtchbox Review.

Alaina xoxo

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hey Loves!!

Hello Pretties! Sorry for the Lack of posts lately..I have been so busy! But have No Fear, I am going to be working on a lot of fun posts about my very first IMATS experience. Ihad a blast and I can't wait to share with you guys. get ready for a few picture heavy posts hahaha. I got some really awesome things and will be having a giveaway hopefully up by the end of July..hopefully!

ALSO...some very exciting can now go to to see my posts and updates. The site needs more work but I am so proud to have the dot com for my Blog! I am working on converting everything over and adding pages and all of that fun stuff! My site will still have fun manicures and makeup posts but I am going to add a few other aspects to it, just to make it more interesting and fun..and a bit more personal...well not TOO personal but you will see more of my interests and other things that I enjoy doing. I have missed you all so much thank you for following...reading...and supporting. I appreciate it all so much!

Alaina xoxo

Monday, June 13, 2011


Hello Pretties! I created a blog specific twitter account and I would really appreciate your follows! My personal twitter can tend to get raunchy and I know that isn't everyones cup of tea, so I created one just for TheBrrrdsNest! I will try to stick more beauty related tweets for that account and not get too crazy ha ha! Follow if you like! 

Have a great day!


Saturday, June 11, 2011


IMATS Los Angeles June 24 & 25th 

I am so stoked that this year I will be attending my first IMATS in Pasadena! I know it is going to be a zoo and packed with people but I can't wait.  My tickets have already been purchased and I have some money saved up to pick up a few things. I actually haven't  purchased any makeup for a LONG time. Well, I did pick up a few lip glosses from Walmart but nothing HUGE! I am kind of having withdrawals, I haven't been to Sephora or Ulta in ages. No Online buying either. I am so proud of myself! 
 Anyways, I am excited about more than just buying makeup. I cant wait for the demos, and forums, there is going to be a Forum with the Makeup artists from True Blood gah!!

Makeup Museum?!  AWESOME!

Ahhhh! It's Frankenstein yo!

This is the description on the website of their makeup museum: 
"The Make-up Museum showcases famous works from film, television and advertising, created by make-up industry leaders. The museum also features rare photo collections, movie memorabilia and pieces from special make-up effects studios. Past contributors have included the Stan Winston Studio, Mike Hill, W.M. Creations, Creative Character, KNB EFX, the Chiodo Brothers, Creature Effects and many others. The museum is your chance to see make-up history up close."
 So COOL!!!

Are any of you lovelies going to IMATS LA? I would love to meet ya!  If you are going what are you looking forward to seeing? What brands are you excited for? I am looking so forward to seeing so many beautiful things, meeting awesome people and learning about the industry.

Thank you so much for reading! Have a great weekend guys.

Alaina xoxo

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Deftones Tonight!! Fun Concert Nails!

Hello Cupcakes! I am so stoked that tonight I get to see one of my favorite bands! I have been a Deftones fan since high school so when ever they come to Phoenix I make sure to go see them. This is actually going to be my FOURTH time seeing this amazing band! I need to start getting ready in a bit so this post might be a mess. :)

What I Used

China Glaze: Shower Together, Electric Pineapple
Orly: Matte Vinyl
Bundle Monster plate BM-223
 These two colors go so good together I debated just leaving it as is...but you know me..haha!

no flash

 I like this zebra print MUCH better than the one from Konad plate M57. It is more detailed and fits my nail perfectly.
Up close!  Zebra Print Nails are SOO fun! Gah!

What do you think loves?  I hope you enjoy this manicure, the animal print ones are some of my favorites to do. Thank you for checking it out! I hope you guys have a great rest of your week!

Alaina xoxo

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I'm a Delicate Powder Puff!

Hello Loves! Check out this pretty manicure I did with an Orly Polish I forgot that I bought. I was going through my collection making sure that everything was organized and I found 'Powder Puff'  which is a beautiful off white creme 
It has been a long time since I had an off white on my nails but this one is pretty. This is Three coats..I could have gone with two but I wasn't paying attention ha ha. SHOCKER!

I used Orly's Matte Vinyl for the design. The design is from Konad Plate M73 one of my first and favorite nail plates ever! It feels like I have been nail stamping forever but it hasn't even been a year yet. I got my first plates in October of last year and I am still hooked! I don't even know how many I have ha ha.

I love the delicate black flowers and vines on the off white. Black and white is one of my favorite color combinations. My whole bedroom is decked out in that color scheme. It is so calming plus you can add almost any color accessory and it just pops! 
Thank you so much for reading! I hope you all are having a fabulous week. Oh and 18 DAYS until IMATS LA!! YAY!!

Alaina xoxo

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Blue Saturday Manicure with Dots!

Hey Loves! I hope you are all having a great weekend! I can not belives its already June! I am so excited that it is though because IMATS LA is coming up in a few weeks and I get to enjoy that with my beautiful and wonderful friend Mackenzie! WOOT! Anyway check out this manicure I did with a polish that I do not remember buying. I am so glad I did because it is super pretty!
Two Coats of China Glaze Blue Iguana a stunning electric blue with sparkle!
I also love the name it's so fun!

I used one of my MIGI Nail Art Pens to add some random dots. I made sure to use a base coat with this one because I have a feeling it might stain pretty bad..but then again I don't leave my manicures on for too long.

Up close

I hope you guys enjoy! Thanks for reading.

Alaina xoxox