When I was a child, my grandma gave me an opal ring. Even though it was too big for my fingers, I was obsessed with it. The fiery gemstone made me feel like I had a magic ring from a fairy tale. When I saw this nail tutorial from XO Vain, I had to give it a try. Since my ring is a milky white with shots of color, I made a few adjustments, and here are the results.
A coat of OPI Kyoto Pearl.
Dots of ZOYA Wednesday.
Dabs of L’Oreal Royalty Reinvented.
Splotches of ZOYA Arizona.
A coat of JULEP Jennifer.
Another coat of OPI Kyoto Pearl.
A few layers of glitter.
In my search for more natural beauty products I stumbled across Korres Lip Butter in Wild Rose. This tiny pot of rouge packs all the punch of a Jane Austen heroine on the verge of a marriage proposal. The buttery, slightly squishy balm makes glowing cheeks and rosy lips a piece of tea cake. Made […]
Everything is not what it seems, especially when it comes to makeup. That small tube of lipstick looks harmless, but there is growing concern that it might not be so safe after all. I’m still a far cry from throwing away all my of my makeup and starting over with “safe” brands. However, I want […]
I recently discovered three products that I think have earned a permanent place in my beauty bag. The best part is that they are each under $15 and can be found at a local drugstore. Goody QuickStyle Paddle Brush With what looks like small, blue caterpillars wedged between the bristles, the Goody QuickStyle Paddle […]
This weekend went by way too fast. I met up with some friends I haven’t seen in the longest time and ate some pretty delicious pizza. I, also, baked butterscotch blondies, indulged in some YA fiction, and watched old episodes of Doctor Who. How was your weekend? HARD CANDY Sweet Tooth ZOYA Charisma and NAIL […]
My birthday is next month, and I’m kind of excited. Here are a few things I am wishing for… Prada CANDY 1 oz Eau de Parfum Spray PANDORA Charm – Sterling Silver & Enamel Lucky Cat Tiger Mountain Hollis Ring Vanessa Mooney Sonica Brass FP Beach Miles of Henley Dress Filmcraft: Costume Design by Deborah […]
After seeing several reviews about Cravebox, I decided to give the Book and Beauty Box a try. Cravebox offers a variety of boxes from food to books to personal care. You can purchase a box or enter a raffle, which is slightly cheaper but you are not guaranteed to get a box (of course, then […]
What makes you feel luminous? A new pair of heels? Awesome feedback from your boss on a project? An afternoon at the spa? I have to admit that the last few months I have not been feeling particularly luminous. It’s not that good things haven’t been happening to me. It’s just that there are so […]
For her birthday, I gave my mom the January Glossybox. It was The Man Repeller‘s Winter Survival Kit, and it was full of all sorts of good things. So when it came to the February box, I had high expectations. The theme for February was International Style, but I found my box lacking in international zest. In […]
Wantable is the first beauty subscription service that I have tried, and this month I received a box filled with a variety of products. Like many shopping clubs, when you sign up, you fill out a short questionnaire about what sort of brands/products you like. You can purchase one box for $40 or subscribe for $36 a […]