Saturday, May 3, 2014

Black Tie Nails

So every year in Joplin there is a formal event benefiting the arts.  I was all set to go this year but tragedy usually does....and because me and Murphy don't see eye to eye on his "law (psh...more like guidelines).....tragedy decided to strike the morning of the long anticipated event.

I got the stomach flu.

Yes my friends....vomit for hours.

Two good things came from it tho.  Despite missing the event I had been waiting all month for (that I had bought shoes and jewelry and makeup for), I was 3 pounds thinner by the next morning (yes I know it's water...but still a nice ego boost) AND I had already done my I have this lovely pic for you.

Holding the necklace I was to wear to the affair *sigh*.  

I decided to go contemporary on the classic french and switch it up a bit.  

This is:

Saturday, April 26, 2014

ASP Gel Polish: Pink Whisper

So I went to Sally's not too long ago because I HAD to try the new Gelaze polish (post on that one soon) and I saw this line called ASP.  It was less expensive than the other gels and after seeing Ten Little Canvases do a manicure with ASP Blue Crush, I thought I would give it a go.

So picked up ASP Pink Whisper and painted my nails ASAP!

excuse my cuticles.... has just removed another gel before doing this one and I'm still a little pink

Thursday, April 24, 2014

OPI Gelcolor: Live. Love. Carnival.

I went to Houston over the Easter holiday.  Traveling with two kids through an airport alone....for a connecting flight.....with a baby who doesn't like to be held more than 3 minutes because he NEEDS to explore....

Not too awesome.

Anyway.  I felt I was due some pampering after my terrorizing ordeal.  Si I went to a local nail salon with my mother and had a much needed mani pedi.

I chose a gel....because why wouldn't I?  Once you get into gel polish it is SO hard to go back to regular nail polish.

My color of choice:  OPI Gelcolor in Live. Love. Carnival.

please excuse my cuticles.  I just finished doing dishes....

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Review: Nars Sheer Glow

I'm going to do a super short review of Nars Sheer Glow foundation today.

This is a foundation I have been wearing for years and some people are under the idea that I just have a perfect complexion.  Not so.  And in the following pic you will see my naked skin...

like my daughters headband I'm sporting?  Mom life.....

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Tutorial: Perfectly Deep Red Lips

I'm absolutely obsessed with red lips.  And my husband is too, but I won't go into that.

I believe everyone can pull off a red lip if they really want to.

And this is a beautiful deep red that will go with anyone's skin tone.  I mean it!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Easy Holiday Makeup

Belated, yes I know.  But at least it's a post....right?

If you wanna know what's been going on with me lately visit my main blog:

It's sort of my main hub and this is an offshoot.

Anyway, back to makeup....

I have a ton of new makeup I am dying to try, a rant and recommendation for some new products, some videos, reviews, all coming up.  I',m pretty excited for what I have lined up as we can finally get this thing really rolling.  Don't know if it will ever be a big blog...there's so many of them out there.  But it will be a nice little happy space for me and that's all I need.

I didn't do a tut on this, video or pic.  I do have a new camera on it's way to me that will help get that process rolling and that's exciting too.  So I do have plans to do video reviews and tutorials.

Here's a very quick and easy look I did for a casual Christmas party this last year....still seemed appropriate for January though because it is still festive.  Still makes me happy.  And I'll list the products and a general "what I did" for this too.