Thursday, January 26, 2012

MY Glam Bag Goodies!

Hello friends! I am excited to say that I recently got my very first MyGlam bag and I LOVE it! This is the same concept as birchbox where you pay 10 dollars a month and you get luxury samples of beauty products..HOWEVER there was only one sample in this bag, everything else was FULL sized! I was so  excited.
 A few months ago I canceled my Birchbox subscription because I wasn't really too thrilled about the products that came in them anymore so when I found out about the MyGlam bags  and how awesome they were I jumped on it! It seems like they put more makeup products in them and I am happy with that. Check out what I think of my first bag! 
Each month all of your goodies come in a cute little bag. This is the January bag which is just the second bag from MyGlam. 

Bag contents

Wen Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner (this one was the only sample everything else was full size...well as far as I know ) I have seen this product in infomercials and have always been curious about it.  I was skeptical because I didn't think it was going to work on my hair type but it DOES! It makes my hair super soft and shiny and the mint is amazing! I will definitely be buying a full size of this baby!

Sheer Cover Duo Concealer in light/medium not really my color, but hey I have light friends that I can share with. 

theBalm Cosmetics Hot Ticket Nail Polish in Nothing Rhymes with Purple

This months subscription also game with a full size Freeman Cucumber Facial Peel-Off Masque (yeah its spelled Masque haha how fancy!) I can't wait to try this out! It smells super good and I am a sucker for a peel off mask.

Nothing Rhymes with Purple is a super pretty deep merlot . I love this polish! I can't wait to put it on my toes. I have never tried this brand before but the formula is great and the color is very nice. I might have to check out more from theBalm. 

 For more information about MyGlam check out Subscriptions sell out fast so  get them while they are hot! I can't wait to see what is going to come in my February Glam bag!  ALSO don't forget to enter my Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Give Away if you haven't already entered. Thank you for reading beauties!

Alaina xoxo

Monday, January 16, 2012

Galactic Snake Skin: Recycled Manicure!

Hello Lovelies! I have kind of been obsessed with galaxy nails lately so I decided to do them for a concert I was going to this weekend. Check out how my most recent endeavor with them turned out.

I used O.P.I 'Lincoln Park After Dark' for the base and tons of different colors for the sponging. I also added glow in the dark Nebulas using a dotting tool and China Glazes 'Ghoulish Glow'. The dots glowed beautifully in the dark after being "charged" with a bright light for a few seconds, but the glowing didn't last long. I was ok with it not lasting that long though because I knew it was there and that worked for me hahaha. Tip: If you are going to do Glow in the dark dots you  might want to "double dot" just to make sure you get a good glow effect.

Using 'Joy' and 'Cherish' both from China Glaze and Bundle Monster plate BM-215 I stamped on a random snake skin pattern. 

Up Close
I am kind of digging it with the frosty sea foam green and pretty purple. Less "Galactic" but still pretty cool. What do you guys think? I love recycling the Sponge Manicures, you can make them completely different!
I hope you all enjoyed this Manicure, thank you all so much for reading!  Also don't forget to enter my giveaway for a chance to win Urban Decay's Naked 2 Palette. Click HERE to enter!
Thats all for now, have a great week!

Alaina xoxo

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Urban Decay Naked 2 GIVEAWAY! CLOSED!!

              Hello friends! I know I have been talking about this giveaway for a bit now but I was waiting what seemed like forever to get my hands on this bad boy!  That's right is giving away a brand new Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette as a celebration of my one year of blogging anniversary! (which was last month on the 14th but what evs! I am sure you lovelies don't mind the delay hahaha!) I wanted to make sure I could get something REALLY good!
This Giveaway is open internationally and will be open for entry until Valentines Day, February 14th.

This could be YOURS!!
This is a brand new Palette, I checked and everything is in there! I got one for myself and I am absolutely IN LOVE with it!

Check out my blogpost on this amazing palette by clicking HERE

How to Enter


  • Must be a follower of ( and leave a comment letting me know what shadow in this palette that you are most excited to try out. (1 Entry)
  • Please leave me your email in the comment.
  • ONE comment per on how to add additional entries if interested and let me know everything you did to earn more all in the same comment..that makes things so much easier for me when it comes to tallying up the entries! I would hate to have to disqualify anyone for not following the rules.

Want to earn more ENTRIES?
You can earn as many as FIVE entries, here is how to earn additional! Let me know everything you have done in your comment please.

Follow me on Twitter @TheBrrrdsNest and leave me your Twitter name. Also don't be afraid to say Hi once you follow, I love chatting with you all! 1 Entry 

If you're a blogger, put my Giveaway in your side bar and leave me the link 1 Entry  ALSO if your "blog" is strictly for entering Giveaways you will be disqualified. Please be an active Blogger.

Write a BLOG POST about this Giveaway leave a link so I can check it out! 2 Entries

All entries will be added into a spread sheet and the winner will be selected through just like last time!

Thank you all so much for following, reading, commenting EVERYTHING! I hope you are as excited about this giveaway as I am. I am hoping to do more fun giveaways this year for all of you lovelies!

Alaina xoxo

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

Well, you've seen it all over the internet and you might have one yourself but I finally got my hands on this baby and I couldn't be happier! The original Naked palette quickly became my go to palette and this one might even be better! If possible.
What says : "The most anticipated sequel of the decade! Our new palette is meticulously packed with 12 Taupe + Greige Neutrals, featuring FIVE EXCLUSIVE NEW SHADES."

What I say: In MY opinion this palette is definitely worth all of the hype. The Brush alone has so much value!(my first Naked Palette didn't come with the brush it came with the dual Eyeliner pencil so I can't get over the brush hahaha!) The packaging is much more sturdy than the original, the shadows are housed in a beautiful tin case and are just a gorgeous and pigmented as Urban Decay shadows have always been.

Check out the Shades below!

Such beautiful tones in this palette including my favorite UD shadow 'YDK'.  DROOL! I love it...It warms my heart to have this in my collection now.  I am Really loving Foxy, Busted, Verve, Suspect, and Snakebite. I got my Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette from but they sell out so fast, I was lucky to get mine.

The double ended brush that comes along with the palette is AMAZING! One of Urban Decays Good Karma brushes and is ONLY available in this palette! This Palette also comes with a mini Lip Junkie Gloss in Naked.

Thanks so much for reading!  Stay tuned for more fun stuff!

Alaina xoxo

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Neon Pink with Polka Dots

Hello friends! If you haven't already guessed I LOVE full pattern manicures and the polka dots are some of my favorites! It is just so classic and you can do pretty much any color combination you want. Placement of the design is also a lot easier so these manicures take like NO time at all and everyone loves it! Check out what I did for todays mani!

Two coats of China Glaze 'Pool Party' an electric neon HOT pink, The polka dots were done using Sinful Colors 'Snow Me White' and Bundle Monster plate BM-19.

'Pool Party' is Fabulous! This color pops and just screams "look at me! DO IT NOW!" I can't stop looking at this manicure, it's just dazzling!

Thank you so much for reading and following if you have! I appreciate you it very much! Also just a quick reminder if you are on twitter don't forget to follow me here... @TheBrrrdsNest.

Alaina xoxo

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Sephora Gift Card Haul

Hello Friends! Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great Holiday, mine was fabulous but busy as you could probably tell by my lack of posts. Anyway, I am back to start the New Year off with a mini haul from Sephora! Check it out...
 Stila Eye Shadow in Kitten

With out primer/ with Primer
I don't know what took me so long to pick up Stila's most popular shadow. IT IS AMAZING! It is a lush shimmering nude Champagne color with golden undertones. This shade is a Must for all skin tones! 

Kat Von D Autograph Liquid Eyeliner
This stuff is FABULOUS! Deep BLACK black that stays put! My New Favorite.

NARS Primer sample
Goes on light not greasy or sticky, not bad for a free sample!

Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Sabbath
I have been eyeing this navy blue beauty for a while and it is gorgeous! I love to add this with a neutral eye a darker crease and vanilla lid. A fun Navy wing adds some pop.

Thank you so much for Reading! Have a great day! 

Alaina xoxo