Monday, July 14, 2014

Makeup Monday: Glam Glow Steal

Just as I get ready to blog, Hubs rebooted the computer and I had no idea that Photoshop would be erased with it. So excuse the poor lighting but I just had to let you know what an awesome steal I just picked up at Marshall's the other day.




Yes you saw it right! $39.99 for a full size SuperMud Clearing Treatment and a deluxe sample of the YouthMud Tinglexfoliate Treatment. Originally, this for the full size product alone, it retails at Sephora for $69.00. So hurry up and check your local Marshalls as this was the last one I saw.

Happy shopping!
Anna 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Life Update

Hi again!

Oh it has definitely been quite sometime and I have truly missed blogging and commenting on your posts. Today, I only bring to you an update and why I have been gone for so long. Nothing special but I owe it to you, and if not to you, my loyalty to my blog!

So these past few months have been rough and things are finally settling down. This semester of school was the most challenging it has ever been for me. I took 16 credits and I probably will do it again just to get school out of the way. I am so tired of school and homework needless to say but hey, it's a good investment - or so they all say. But I digress. Fortunately with 5 classes, I managed to receive all A's and one B with a toddler running around.  I'm taking a Summer class and am truly regretting it. Three more semesters and hopefully I will have finished school for a long, long time.



Now, drum roll ---- little one arrived a month ago. I didn't share that here just because life got so busy. School, work, toddler, pregnancy. Somehow, and I don't know how but I managed. I guess that many of us can say that though right? I'm not sure about you but I work at life day by day! Otherwise, the future - or some parts of it just stress me out! But this is the reason why I didn't blog for so long because during the last trimester, my sense of smell had just gotten so bad that every polish stunk to heaven! I could not stand the smell of nail polish with this one. So, I stopped polishing my nails for while because it just got that bad. However, I am glad that things are rolling again and I cannot wait to start regularly blogging again. So, here is to a new chapter of blogging! OH! And she is officially one month today! How time flies!


Oh, and she's got a head full of hair!

Also, if you have any ideas of what you'd like to see on my blog, don't be shy and leave me a comment!

Much love,
Anna


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Inspired By Your Purse/Bag/Backpack

Hello lovelies.

This week's challenge was sort of bland for me as my current purse and backpack are pretty boring looking. I have used the same backpack since I was a freshman in high school. That's about 8-9 years now. Yes, crazy, but I invested a lot of money into it, so it's lasted me a very long time. So, both my purse and backpack are just a boring black, but I decided to twist it up a bit.


Sorry for the quality of the picture but I just noticed now. However, with the plain boring black, I decided to mattify it using a floss, I added glossy lines. It didn't turn out how I imagined but it looked sort of cool, kind of. Maybe next time I'll perfect this little technique or use something else.

What's your bag/purse color?
Anna

Check out more Twinsie posts here!
Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Traci at DrinkCitra

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Spring Transitional Polish

Hello readers! This week's theme was fun! I love sharing these kind of things. For my Spring Transitional Polish, I choose a newer polish Hard Candy Crush On Hot Pink.




Excuse my dry cuticles, it's still really cold here in my neck of the woods. None the less, I adore this polish and am pretty impressed by Hard Candy. My photos do it no justice. HCOP has so much more depth than in my photos here but I couldn't really capture it. The formula was great and covered in 2 coats.

What are some of your favorite transitional polishes?
Anna

Check out more Twinsie Spring Transitional Polishes!
Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Traci at DrinkCitra

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Go To Polish

Hello there again! I finally have things up and running and blogger is finally being nice and cooperatively working with me! So here is today's post!

My go-to polish. I decided to put a little twist on this since I just couldn't bring myself to sharing one polish. That was just too hard, and I know you could share my pain. So, I wanted to share a recent go-to polish brand that I have been loving, and I'll tell you why!


Essence Waka Waka. I truly love and adore Essence so much and this color is just that perfect pop of color for Spring and Summer making their way. Essence polishes are lovely I tell you! They are $1.99 and at Ulta, you can usually find them buy one, get one half off. Plus, they have a pretty good and trendy color range. The amount that you get per polish is a little smaller than a regular bottle, but it's just the perfect amount! Personally, that's just fine with me, because seriously, I rarely ever use an entire bottle of polish.

Anyhow, I hope you enjoyed this post and want to hear some of your favorite go-to polishes or go-to polish brand!
Anna

Check out my Twinsies' Go-To Polish posts for this week! 
Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Traci at DrinkCitra

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Favorite Nail Polish Brand

This week's challenge was tough! As a nail blogger, I am sure that all of us have had many, many different brands to try, from main stream to indie. However, in this post, I think I'm going to stick with the main stream theme and if you already don't know me, I have to give it to OPI.



OPI Planks A Lot. Released in the Pirate of the Caribbean collection in 2011, this polish still doesn't fail me. OPI is a great brand. Steady flow of good polishes throughout the collections being released each time and the formula is always fabulous. I do wish they would explore more with jelly's and glitter - sort of indie I guess.

Planks A Lot is a gorgeous dusty purple creme. Perfect for the upcoming Spring and Summer. 2 smooth coats and I achieved this lovely mani here!

What are some of your favorite brands?
Anna

Maybe, I'll do a favorite indie polish brand post?! That would be fun! In the mean time...

Please check my Twinsies' post for their favorite brand!
Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Traci at DrinkCitra

Monday, February 24, 2014

MM (Makeup Monday): Ipsy VS BirchBox

Hello to another Makeup Monday post! Sorry for my absence. I feel horrible! None the less, I present to you my monthly subscription. Ipsy and BirchBox.

 As usual, it comes in a cute little zip baggy. 

City Color Blush in Fresh Melon 
The color is not accurate however, it's a gorgeous blush! It's a pinky melon color,
and a great size. It's about the size of your palm! Totally worth it.


 J. Cat Beauty Eyelash
Includes eyelash adhesive. You can never go wrong with lashes!


 Mally Beauty Evercolor Waterproof Eyeliner in Starlight
My first Mally Beauty product, however, in my Ipsy bags, I always get a silver liner
and I can't seem to understand why. Every eyeliner I've gotten so far is silver, but hey,
it's a full size liner, I can't complain!

Pop Beauty Lipgloss in Peony Petal
Gorgeous color and perfect for Spring! It's a pinky color and applies like butter! 
It's .14 oz but it will definitely last me a long time!

Lastly, a Zoya polish.
Source
Unfortunately, my battery conveniently died on me. However, this is a full size 
Zoya polish from the Naturel Collection. An Orchid Maroon color, and just
my cup of tea! This alone is $9. What do you think?

So onto Birch Box. 


I didn't even want to take photos but here is small decription. For the Smashbox Mascara, it was a deluxe mini. The OPI top coat was a mini as well. The Smashbox Palette was a piece of sample, on a paper. The Agave oil was a mini deluxe as well and barely enough to see if it made a difference with my hair. The Cleanser was a mini as well.

I have been really disappointed with Birch Box these past few months and finally decided to cancel. Hence the reason I didn't even waste my time taking pictures to show you.

So finally, Ipsy takes the cake. Like always. There have been some months that weren't so great but I am very happy over all. Both of these subscriptions are $10, but seriously, I'm really getting my money's worth with Ipsy, so gladly I cancalled Birch Box and will stay subscribed to Ipsy.

Are you ladies subscribed to these services at all? What do you think?
Anna 

If you interested in subscribing to Ipsy, click here for my referral link. Otherwise, check it out here!

*Both services are purchased with my own money.*

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Late Valentine's Post

Hi all,
My post will be up later today. It's been a long and tiring weekend and I haven't yet recovered. This weekend was my birthday, my sister's birthday and my brother in law's birthday. On top of that, my son has been sick for the past two weeks and coughing up a storm, almost to the point where he's just about ready to eject what's in his little tummy. And a few times, he's already done so; like last night. None the less, I know what I'm doing for this post and it'll be up later this evening so please stay tuned! Again, sorry for my absence!

Anna

In the mean time, please check out my Twinsie's posts for today's challenge!
Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Traci at DrinkCitra