Monday, June 15, 2009

A little tidbit for y'all

It's been a super long time with nothing. I haven't been doing many F/NOTDs lately. I've been a little lazy and also focusing on other things. I don't think I'll fully abandon this blog, but I don't think you can expect regular updates. Sorry to all. For slightly more regular updates on me and my life, feel free to swing by Mary Commentary, my personal blog of almost seven years. Also, I update my twitter several times a week.

This is an NOTD and FOTD from several weeks ago. You can tell because I'm still in my dorm. The eyeshadow is from the ELF Drama quad. The nail polish is Nina Ultra Pro in Tickle Me Pink.


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Quickie Update

It's been far too long. Exams and such, you know. I've just moved into a new apartment. My camera is still packed in a box somewhere. I'm sorry!!!

I've been terribly busy. I haven't been wearing makeup or polish for a few weeks, so no NOTD or FOTD.

I'll try to do some reviews or something until I can get back in the swing of things.

Daily Stargirl:

Eyes: No shadow, just a quick sweep of Maybelline Volum' Express Turbo Boost
Lips: Zalan Peach Fuss
Cheeks: Avon Earthen Rose
Nails: China Glaze Blue Sparrow, from the Ink CollectionAdd VideoRocking: Awesome jewelry that my momma made (there'll be pix)
Loving: My new apartment! It's cozy, but it's mine.
Going: crazy, stuck inside until the maintenance man gets here today.
Looking: for a job. Sheesh.
Missing: blogging! I am for reals.
Goal: Stick to my budget, stick to my diet, and find a job!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Seche Vite

Seche Vite is a popular top coat polish, I'm sure you're all aware. Today I was reading one of my favorite polish blogs, Little Fairy Nails, which is in French. About Man Glaze Fuggen Ugly, she said "et il sèche aussi très vite :)" At which point I realized that sèche vite actually means "dry quickly."


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Vampy Poll!

Time for another Vampy Varnish Poll!!!

What's your mood today? Relaxed (probably because I'm a little sleepy.)
What color polish do you have on? a Nina Ultra Pro color, I don't know the name. It's a raspberry with gold shimmer

Pepsi, Coke or Dr. Pepper? Dr. Pepper, Dr. Pepper, Dr. Pepper!!!!

What has been your favorite Spring/Summer polish collection so far? The neons are all to die for

What's your least favorite nail polish brand and why? Err, I'm not sure. I'll give anyone a chance, really.

How many nail polishes do you own? About 120

What do you do for a living? I'm a student. Hopefully soon I'll be employed, too.

What is your fantasy job? Staying in Academia FOREVAR!

iPhone or Blackberry? I totally want an iPhone. But it'll be a long time before I'm able to get one

Do you have a favorite author? I really don't think I could pick one! I love reading. Right now I'm reading a great book by Augusten Burroughs. Loves it.

(Photos from Kaboodle, Agency Spy, Daily Mail, Belmont Abbey College and Sony)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

NOTD: Thursday April 30 2009

So, from a mini China Glaze haul I got from Sally's during the B2G1 sale, here is Celtic Sun, a freaking yellow neon from the Ink Collection. Awesomelicious. (I also picked up Blue Sparrow. I should've picked up the other four, but apparently, I'm retarded, because the sale is over now.)

I tried it two different ways. First time is two coats of ChG White on White and two coats of ChG Celtic Sun. This comes of very bright and very stark. But, completely opaque.

A little softer is two coats of Maybelline Blushing Bride (which blushes not at all) and two coats of the ChG Celtic Sun. However, there is still a bit of VPL. But my nails are so short right now I hardly care.

(Over ChG White on White)

(Over Maybelline Blushing Bride)

Thursday, April 30, 2009

FOTD: Tuesday April 28 2009

Photos of the lovely Teal and Black look I did the other day:

Products used: (from the ELF, I used the gold shade as a highlight on the inner corner)

As per usual: EM foundation and blush (New Car Scent, I think) and WnW lipstick in 510A. Loves it!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Daily Stargirl

Until I have time to get back to doing FOTDs and NOTDs regularly, I'll try to post this as often as possible. I've got a couple reviews I want to do, so hopefully, I'll get some time.

Eyes: MAC Black Black and MAC Teal (samples from All Beauty.)
Lips: Lorac Imagine
Cheeks: Everyday Minerals All Smiles
Nails: Maybelline Onyx RushAdd VideoRocking: Some sexy black hair
Loving: My new straightener!
Going: to find an internship, hopefully.
Looking: forward to going to the Academic Awards banquet this year!
Missing: work study! Darn you BAC! (The FWS money was depleted. How? I don't know. Either way, I'm pissed)
Goal: to finish putting together Catherine's House data this week

Monday, April 27, 2009

Theif Alert

In the world of beauty blogging and youtube gurus, there are many many thieves. Here is the latest, stealing pix from Scrangie! People, don't be a dick. I have a pic from Scrangie on my site, because I asked for permission. And gave credit. Geez.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Natasha, aka Lizwicker, is the winner of the L'Oreal Mascara giveaway! Thanks everyone for entering!!! If you didn't win this time, look forward for more giveaways in the future!

I know I've been missing for a few days, but I'll be back this weekend. :-)

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

NOTD: Friday April 10 2009

My nails on Friday! I used the following two polishes: Revlon Glimmer Gloss in Strawberry Sizzle and Pure Ice in Oh Baby!

Two coats of each. Love of lovely shimmers. The SS has pink and purple (almost blue) shimmer and the OB! has kind of an iridescent green shimmer.

Up real close so you can see all the shimmers!
They are both sheers, so, of course, you can there is still a very distinct VPL.

Also, I broke my nails today, so they are much shorter now :-(

Thursday, April 9, 2009

NOTD: Wednesday April 8 2009

This was so much fun and super easy to do. I just kept my purple mani from yesterday, and applied Icing's Marine Blue (green if you ask me) as french tips and polka dots.

This last picture, the color is off. A little blue-y. I was trying to get the color just right and went a little overboard. Oh well.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

NOTD and FOTD: Tuesday April 7 2009

So, I didn't really think my FOTD deserved it's own post, but I wanted to post a pic anyway. I thought my skin looked particularly good today. Seriously, I am loving Everyday Minerals. So. Freaking. Much. Lovely. The lipstick is WnW #502A. It's a rosy mauve with gold shimmer. I have to say, for only costing $.99 I am loving WnW lipsticks!!!

Onto the nails. Well, I tried my new Maybelline Polish in Blushing Bride. There's nothing blushing about this color. This is two coats and still completely sheer. It would be good for a natural looking nail or a base for a French or American mani.
So, I didn't want to leave it at that, so I tossed this on top: a nameless Claire's purple neon that came in a set of five (including blue, orange, green, and yellow). This color is the most opaque out of all of them. This is three coats. This color is unbelievably fun! Like most neons, it dries matte, a finish I am growing to enjoy very much.

Review: L'Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara

Claim(from L'Oreal Paris):
Get the look of salon lash extensions with the new Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara! This new lash extension effect mascara visibly lengthens your lashes up to an astonishing 80%.

Step 1: Ultra nourishing base coat infused with Ceramide R and D-Panthenol protects and strengthens lashes creating the

Step 2: Ultra-lengthening tube top coat sets to form lash-extending beauty tubes that visibly lengthen lashes to amazing new heights. Beauty tubes will not run, clump, flake or smudge and will stay on all-day.

Step 3: Beauty tubes remove easily with just warm water – no makeup remover or rubbing required!

3 out of 5; it cost almost $11 in most drug stores. A bit steep, I think. Wait for a BOGO!
Packaging: 3.5 out of 5; I like the color and feel of the packaging, but it's nothing special.
  • Volumizing: 2 out of 5;Lengthening: 5 out of 5; Defining: 5 out of 5
  • Clumping 5 out of 5; Flaking 5 out of 5; Smudging 5 out of 5
  • Fulfilling claims 5 out of 5

What I think:
This mascara is excellent for length, definition, and some serious staying power. I have a bad habit of rubbing my eyes and, naturally, when I do that my mascara just flakes right of and smudges all over my eye. Yuck. But today, I tested this mascara. I rubbed my eye and it didn't budge. I rubbed it again. Seriously? It did NOT move! Also, the length is pretty darn amazing. I was very impressed. However, it doesn't add any volume, and I'm a girl who desires long AND full lashes. I'm particular on the full lashes, because my lashes have a bit of length already.

Overall 4 out of 5; It's a really excellent mascara but, personally, I need some volume in my lashes.

Giveaway! I have two of these, so I'm going to give one away. Leave a comment with your email address. You must be a follower of my blog or a subscriber to my YouTube channel (if you are a subscriber on YouTube, leave your user name). I'll select someone in one week on Wednesday, April 15th. Or rather, Excel's random number generator will. I know I don't have a lot of followers, but I have two of these and I'm not going to use both of them. I'll also throw a few other things in there, not sure what yet.

(Sorry, Tiffers, no family members.)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

NOTD: Monday April 6 2009

I was poking through some old polishes when I found this lovely lady. I do wish I had more pix, but all the others were terribly blurry. It's Maybelline Berry Boucle. A real pretty berry shimmery metallic kinda color. Did leave brush marks though. Oh well.

EOTD: Monday April 6 2009

This is titled "EOTD" and not "FOTD" because I forgot to take pix of the rest of my face. Actually, I don't remember what I used for blush. Used Everyday Minerals Sweet Almond Foundation and Abbott's Perk Me Up Concealer, if you're curious. I have pix of the lip products, but not pix of the lips.

The one word that came to mind with this EOTD was "romantic." It's such a soft, frosty, lovely look. But super simple!

Eye products:
Nars Eyeshadow duo in Elisa
Prestige Eyeshadow in Love
Covergirl Outlast liner in Onyx
Maybelline Volum' Express Turbo Boost Mascara in Very Black
Apply the Nars blue shade to the inner 2/3 of the lid. Prestige Love to the outer 1/3 and blend those two together. Apply the Nars purple shade to the highlight and the the center of your lid (on top of the ball of your eyeball, eww gross. I hope you understand what I mean.) Line lashes with the CG liner. Apply Prestiege Love over that on the outer 2/3. Nars blue shade to the inner 1/2 and blend the two together. Apply mascara.

Lip Products:
Nyx round lipstick in Georgia
ELF Super Glossy Lip Shine in Angel

Sunday, April 5, 2009

NOTD: Saturday April 4 2009

Okay, so I was a little bored on Friday night. Can you tell? I drank too much of a caffeinated soda and was up all night. This is the result!

These are the colors I used. They are neon's by Claire's. Came in a pack that also included purple and blue (pix on the purple later. It's quite a gem.)

First, I applied the orange to opacity (I think three coats)

The orange looks a bit pinky when the light hits it a certain way. Enough so that I did a double take the first time I ever used this polish and thought "Pink?? I painted my nails orange." This is the only photo I had that picked it up in the slightest; sorry for the blurriness. (Is this what people mean by duochrome? Forgive my ignorance. This polish is orange in some lights and pink in others.)
Next, apply yellow to the tips. Opaque in 3 thin or 2 thick coats.

Next, take your dotting tool/paper clip/tooth pick/tiny brush and dot the green all over. This turned out very sheer. Oh well. I didn't want to put dots over my dots.

All in all, I am thoroughly satisfied with this mani. It's so much fun!!! Great time killer for the insomniac in you.