1.29.2013

My Zoya Nail Polish Collection

As you guys might know I am a huge Zoya fan, I think the company is great! They always have some amazing promotions flying around and they have a wonderful color selection! I discovered Zoya about 3 years ago and have collected quite a few bottles from them over time. So today I thought it would be fun to show you my current Zoya nail polish collection.

Gaia (my favorite), Dove, and Trixie.

Cynthia, Phoebe (this one is matte), Wednesday, and Kristen.

Kendal, Caitlin, Shelby, and Bela (This one is really sheer).

Belle, Kate, Coraline (All 3 from the Birchbox blogger set), Arizona, and Ziv.

 These are mini Zoya bottles that I've gotten in some of my Birchboxes. Noel and Bevin.

What's your favorite Zoya nail polish?

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-Michelle

1.23.2013

NOTD: Doodle Hearts

Hearts are one of my favorite sort of designs to wear on my nails. Not only are they cute but there also very simple to make. Today I am going to show you guys an easy and very cute heart nail design that will be perfect to wear on Valentine's Day!

I used a black and white nail polish as my base color then I used a red nail polish and made different "v" shapes on each one of my nails (I made my hearts going downward). I then used a toothpick to outline the red hearts (Black base = white online, white base = black outline). Seal your design with a clear top coat to finish.

Since this design is called "heart doodle" it's ok for your hearts to look messy because that's the look we're going for!

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-Michelle

1.22.2013

A Look into My Pin Collection

I've been collecting pins since last year and since then my collection has grown a lot (thanks to my older sister). In order to see how my collection will grow this year I decided to make this post to document my current pin collection. I'm also thinking about collecting brooches because they're a close relative to pins (and cute). If you know of any cute places that sells pins or brooches let me know!

When we bought Disneyland Adventures they gave us a few of these pins so each one of my sister's has one.

I got this pink candy skull pin while shopping with my sister during Christmas. I got her a sliver one.

I got this pin when I was in my high school's diversity club, we did a whole "No Place for Hate" campaign and everything. This pin brings back so many memories! 

These are my smaller size pins. The pink ones are from Sick For Cute. The pin with the kids with the Santa hats on I got from some store during the holiday season. My older sister gave me the leethal and cupcake kitty pins.

My older sister gave me the Lady Rainicorn pin from Pikarar. I loved her pins so much that I decided to contact her and we decided to swap (that's where I got the other pins).

As for storage, I've been storing all my pins in this box but it's getting a bit cramped so I'm currently looking for a cute storage space for my pins. I do plan on pining them somewhere eventually but as of right now I want to keep them stored somewhere cute.

Any suggestions on where I should keep my pins?

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-Michelle

1.17.2013

Review: Karma Komba Solid Shampoo

I'm not the biggest hair junky but I do have tons of hair products in my bathroom cabinet so I'm trying to get rid of them one by one in order to clear out my cabinet for new products so expect a few hair product reviews within the next couple of weeks. One of my current products that I've been using is Lush's karma komba solid shampoo.

If you have never heard of a solid shampoo they're basically a shampoo but in a solid form (duh!). My older sister picked up karma komba a few months ago at Lush and after trying it for bit she didn't like it because it dried out her hair (she has natural wavy hair) so she gave it to me and ever since then I've been using it about 1 to 2 times a week.

How to use:
You  take the whole bar in the shower with you and lather it in your hands then apply it to you hair and use as you would any shampoo. Don't worry the bar doesn't get mushy or anything it's really durable.

Pros:
- Smells amazing! It smells like happy hippy which is one of my favorite scents from Lush!
- You can use it up to over 50 times (that's what I've heard).
- Leaves hair shiny
- Lathers up great
- Great for travel
- Leaves hair really clean
- Gets rid of knots and calms unruly hair
- Made of natural products

Cons:
- Dries out hair. However I've tried it lots of times and I haven't experience this. Then again I have curly hair and I condition my hair like crazy.
- It doesn't come with the tin (seen in the first picture) so you will have to buy the tin unless you want your bar to get gross.

Would I recommend this to someone? Yes! I love this bar! Each bar is around $11 which may seam a lot for a shampoo but you will end up using this bar a ton of times so it's worth your money. I can't wait to finish this bar so i can go out and buy seanik or new!

You can buy the karma komba solid shampoo here.

Have you tried a solid shampoo bar before? If so, did you like it?

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-Michelle

1.14.2013

January 2013 Birchbox

A new month means another Birchbox! This month it's all about new products to help scratch off some of your New Year's resolutions such as shiny and healthier hair, longer lashes, and a radiant glowy face! Take a look at what I got in my January birchbox down below and let me know what you guys got in your box this month in the comments.

Box overview
List of products
Number 4 Clarifying Shampoo Full-size, $32
"Gentle enough for everyday use, this cleanser has a low-subs formula that removes build-up without stripping hair of essentials oils." First off this stuff smells awesome! I currently have lot of shampoos that I need to test out but I heard that you can also use this as a body wash so I will try that out first.

LASHEM Measurable Difference Lash Gel Serum Full-size, $69.99
"Made with nourishing goji berry extracts and fortifying biotin, this derm-approved serum gives you longer, thicker lases. Use once a day." I've been told that I have big eyes but I don't have that big eyelashes so I excited to try this out. You can also use this on your brows so you can fill in any spaces that you may have lost by over tweezing.

You may have remember this packaging from last year's November box. I wonder if Birchbox heard me and decided to use these little boxes to store our little beauty samples instead of the usual tissue paper surprises. New packaging maybe?

theBalm Cosmetics Hot Mama Full-size, $20
"How cute is this two-in-one blush and highlighter? The universally flattering pigment is laced with golden shimmer to warm up your complexion." Just by swatching this on my hand I can tell its going to be a beautiful on the face! Can't wait to try this out!

Harvey Prince Skinny Chic Full-size, $21-55
"Keep your energy levels high (and fight cravings to boot) with this zesty blend of apple, mint, and lotus blossom." The best way I can describe this scent is "the way you want to smell like when you come out of the shower", refreshing yet in your face! I also like how this spray bottle is slightly bigger then other fragrance samplers that Birchbox has sent out before.

Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream Full-size, $42
"With antioxidant-rich lotus flower extracts, this lush moisturizer protects skin from free radicals and hydrates for a full 24 hours." I've been looking for a new moisturizer for the past few months so I'm looking forward to testing this one out.

Birchbox also sent this "25 ways to make 2013 awesome" fold-out poster that includes 25 different tips to make this year a better year for you.

What did you get in your January Birchbox?

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-Michelle

1.10.2013

Review: Nivea Extra Whitening Deodorant

As you guys may have noticed I've been review all of my products from my recent Sasa order. So to end my Sasa reviews I will be reviewing the Nivea extra whitening deodorant.

First off, I had so many high exceptions for this deodorant however it didn't perform as good as I have hoped. It did lighten my underarms but not too much where made a huge difference and it irritated my skin. However, it did reduce sweat which is something I also needed help with.

Pros:
- It has a nice clean scent, which I liked
- Reduces sweat

Cons:
- Whitenings very little
- Irritated my skin
- Hard to find

Would I recommend this to someone? No. I really wanted this product to work but it didn't end up working for me.

Have you tried this product before? If so, did it work for you?

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-Michelle

1.08.2013

Game Review ♥ Style Savvy Trendsetters

Today I will be talking about something a little bit different then my usual topics, gaming. I've played video games since I was very little and as I grown up so have the gaming consoles so this year for Christmas I asked for a Nintendo 3DS XL (because I sold my old Nintendo DS last year) and I got it! Anyways in honor of my love for gaming I will be starting a new series called "Game of the month" where I share my favorite game of the month. I might not post a favorite game each month but when I have a new game that I'm loving I will let you guys know.
This month's game is Style Savvy: Trendsetters. Style Savvy: Trendsetters is a fashion and beauty game where you can run your own boutique and style everyone in your city! Along with styling people you can also change your hairstyle and hair color, enter contests, and you also get your own apartment too, which you can decorate.

I've been obsessed with this game for the past week and love it! You are always busy and never bored with this game.I would totally recommend this game if you love fashion, styling, beauty, and anything else girly. 

You can buy Style Savvy: Trendsetters here.

Down below I posted some snapshots from my game, enjoy!
You can also style your shop's window mannequins and customers can buy the whole outfit! Which I found really cool!
You can also dress men too!
Style Savvy: Trendsetters also offers a variety of different styles such as sporty, punk, girly, gothic, princess, and more!
Have you played Style Savvy before?

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-Michelle

1.07.2013

Review: My Beauty Diary Strawberry Yogurt Sheet Masks

Today I will be reviewing the strawberry yogurt sheet masks by My Beauty Diary. I'm a big fan of sheet masks and My Beauty Diary offers a variety of different sheet masks for an affordable price. I've tried other masks from My Beauty Diary before but this one is by far my favorite! 

One box comes with ten sheet mask packets. I use one mask every week and I love the results I get! If you have an important date to attend and want your face to look luminous use a mask the night before for amazing results.

Pros:
- Brightening
- Moisturizing
- Smells awesome! Like strawberries and cream!
- Affordable
- Tightens your face slightly.

Cons:
- None

Would I recommend this product to someone? Yes! If you never tried a sheet mask before or you use them on a everyday basis I would totally recommend these! 

You can purchase the My Beauty Diary strawberry yogurt sheet masks here

Have you tried My Beauty Diary sheet masks before? If so, which one?

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-Michelle