Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Name me!

This is a super easy mani that is great for summer!! Nudes are the perfect polish to have on your tips!  I did a two tone mani with some shimmery polka dots down the center.  To get this look I used Essie polish in Sand Tropez, Zoya's Pandora and the dots are Orly's Rage.  I started with a day old mani of just the Pandora and to play it up and make it different I taped down the center and painted half the nail with Sand Tropez.  Then using a medium dotting tool I dotted Rage down the center.  :)
 I hope you all like this mani!! Let me know what I should name it! 
~Much love and glitter ~ Melissa~

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

July 2011 Birch Box

This is a preview post of my July 2011 special Cynthia Rowley BirchBox goodies!!  I will have a complete blog about it later this evening.  I wanted to throw this one up real quick to give ya a quick look!!  :)
The goodies inside!

Zoya nail polish in Pandora!  I'm loving this mani! :)

I hope yall have a wonderful day and check back soon for the full detailed list of goodies!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sally Hansen Salon Effects

Hey everyone!!  I wanted to share with you my experience with the Sally Hansen Salon Effects nail "stickers" (as I call them).  I purchased them in hopes of using them as accent nail pieces.  This was rather successful the first go around.  However, when I reached for them this morning I discovered that once you open one part of the package it is best to use them all or they dry up and will not stick to your finger nails.
I ended up using one "sticker" for two nails on most of my nails.  This worked out rather well, so I was able to get a whole manicure out of the box even though i wasted several due to being dried up...
Great concept!! I love how you can just put them on (rather easily if you are semi careful) and go.  No dry time made them an exceptional choice for me this AM before work. 
Now on to the disapointment... I think the pattern I picked out for me was not suited for me. LOL.  Lets just say I thought I was looking at BandAids on my nails all day long...
Excuse my car logo... I took this while I was waiting for someone to let me in at work this morning :D

So this obviously isnt my favorite pattern.  It was adorable as an accent nail with a corresponding color on the other nails.  But for a whole mani... not so much. 
Lesson learned spend the $8.50 on a bottle of OPI or China Glaze. :)
Everyone have a wonderful day!!
Until next time, much glitter and glam!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

wow all these giveaways!!

Ok so I know I have been posting giveaways from other bloggers lately and nothing by me... I just recently moved and havent gotten everything set up for me to take decent pics of my nails (or to do decent nails on myself...)  BUT I will be getting back into the swing of things very soon!!  Until then enjoy these other bloggers and all they have to offer!! (which is ALOT!!)

Onto the next giveaway hosted by At Your Fingertips!!  You can enter here! and check out her blog!  She has some nice swatches and other great stuff to share!!

Another Giveaway!

Hey yall!!
So here is another awesome giveaway posted by Harri aka TrailerHood Chic :)  you can find all the details here! on her blog.  You must be a public follower of hers and you can get up to four chances to win!!  Good luck to everyone!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Crown Brushes!!

a Giveaway from PurseBuzz :) also visit Haute Look to see the deals on Crown Brushes there! Good luck to everyone!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

My first YouTube video!!

Ok yall, so I know this isnt the greatest video, BUT im super stoked about it!!  Its my very FIRST YouTube video :D  You hafta start somewhere right?  I hope you enjoy!!

Simple French tips with a Spark!

Good morning and Happy Mother's Day!!  I thought I would do a simple French tip mani for today, but I couldnt just do white tips!  I had to add a spark to them, so I chose to add the Northern Lights holographic top coat.  I hope you like it!!

The products I used are: Beauty Secrets base coat, Orly French Tip White Tips, Kiss Nail Art paints Silver, Northern Lights Hologram Top Coat silver and Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Strengthening topcoat.

I start off with the base coat then add the Northern Lights as my "pink", since I like my nailbeds pink color, I dont use a French pink. I then freehand my white tips and add a silver line at the base of the white for a more finished look (seeing as I can not get a perfect straight tip lol) Then finish off with SH topcoat for shine. :) and here is the finished mani!

I hope you like it and thank you for lookin!! Have a wonderful day yall!! <3

May 2011 Birchbox

My May 2011 Birchbox arrived the day before Mother's Day!!

Mom knows best, which is why this month we're celebrating everything she's taught us over the years.  From dressing up to cleaning up, she has plenty of good advice.  This box is filled with elegant products that will always be in style, just like Mom. ~Birchbox

Birchbox is a monthly subscription ($10 US) that sends you 4 to 5 deluxe size samples of beauty products, from makeup to haircare to skincare and more! You can visit their site here to find out all you need to know.  Plus they have tips and tricks and also FREE shipping on the full size products they offer that month!!

Now onto my May box goodies!!

My excitement started when I saw there was a FULL sized Stila eyeshadow!! I got the pretty plum color Dahlia
(and my pictures do it no justice >.<)
Also in my box came Erno Laszlo Transphuse Night Serum, Archipelago Pomegranate soap, Bulgari Mon Jasmin Noir, a Tiny Prints card and the monthly extra was Oribe Beautiful color shampoo and conditioner packets. 

They send along a detailed card as to what is in the box and how much the full size products are on the Birchbox site.

I was so excited to get this box the day before Mother's Day!!  I picked it up while I was in town with my Mother and we opened it together! :)  She loved the Bulgari, so of course that became hers!! Now she is contemplating subscribing herself so she can get her own box LOL.  I hope, to all of you mothers out there, that you have a wonderful day with your familys!!  And to everyone else, Yall have a wonderful day as well!! <3

Saturday, April 23, 2011

My Easter Mani

I was inspired by MissJenFABULOUS to do this mani.  She is a very creative woman and always has the cutest manis!  you can see her blog about this  here.  I actually combined two of her manis to get the one I am currently rockin'.  :)  this is mine

sorry about the poor picture quality.  but i think my HTC Inspire does an ok job of takin pics lol.  Hope yall enjoy and check out Jen :)  she is amazing!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Broken Hearted Crackle by China Glaze

I managed to get ahold of all the China Glaze crackle polishes!  Im so in love with the crackle look :)  this one is Broken Hearted over Orly White tips with no top coat.

OPI Black Shatter

I finally got a hold of OPIs Black Shatter polish!!  This is it over Kola Berry, also by OPI with Seche Vite on top :)  i love it!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Pink :)

I created this pink look using colors from the 120 color palette first edition from BH cosmetics. 

Im in love with pinks and purples these days!!