Monday, December 23, 2013

Get your own Jingle Nails

Want this??
You just need your typical base and top coat. Then add two layers of Marc Jacobs Nail Lacquer in Desire
Then add two layers from the middle of your nail to tips of Deborah Lippmann's 99 Luftballons
And TA DA you have Jingle Nails

Happy Holidays everyone. You can get both polishes are Sephora. Marc Jacobs Nail Lacquers retails for $18.00 and Deborah Lippmann Nail lacquer runs $19.00. 99 Luftballons is exclusive at Sephora. 


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Do something Beautiful Today

Hi everyone, long time no see. I am going back into the swing of blogging again but I wanted to start off with a cause close to my heart. I am a advocate for those with mental illness. The facility that I work in is having a fundraising for our non-profit facility. I created my own fund raising page that donates to our cause. Here is a little something I wrote on my page.

The Three People You Meet at a Mental Health Facility. 

When one goes into a mental health facility, you are leaving the world you know and entering into another. My own personal metaphor that I use is that of Alice in Wonderland. As soon as you walk into a Mental Health facility, you are definitely a different society then the one you left behind. You will see individuals at their lowest point and at their point of reaching the achievement. This is not just for the clients of the mental health facility, but to the staff as well. 

Entering this world, you will encounter three kinds of people. Just like Alice met three kinds of people in Wonderland and that she connected with. I do not use this analogy as an insult to these people, but to display to you the unique quality that all these individuals have. Upon meeting these people you will certainly say to yourself, as Alice did, “Curiouser and Curiouser.”

The first person you will meet is the “Mad Hatter.” You will meet this person first not due to being the actual first person you meet but the one that will strike you most due to their eccentricity. They will be the first ones that will talk to you and have you join them for tea. Sometimes the tea parties are actually tea parties that you will partake with them. I personally care and appreciate these people greatly. 

The second person you will meet is the “Cheshire Cat.” This person holds great intelligence. They slowly evolve a conversation into a philosophical debate. They open your mind to another perspective. They will have you debate the concept of what is “normal.” The Cheshire Cat will often be open about the negativity that society holds to those who are in mental health facilities and those who work in it. Just like the Cheshire Cat said the Alice “We’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” “How do you know I’m mad?” asked Alice. “You must be,” said the cat. “Or you wouldn’t have come.” (Lewis Carroll)

The third person you will meet is not really a person. They are your own looking glass. These individuals are your mirror image. They share your interests, your hopes, your insecurities, and your fears. Your looking glass will teach you an great lesson. This lesson is that there are, at times, very little difference between those in a mental health facility and yourself. 

The previous statement is not just for your looking glass because you will soon realize that this is true for the others. This is the ultimately the reason why these facilities are of such great importance to society. When one has reached a low point in their life, there needs to be a place where they can encounter and open, helping hand. I leave you with this statement, be open upon entering a Wonderland, you definitely return a stronger and better person. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Getting my nails frosted by FrankenFrosting

I am investigating as of lately indie nail polishes and I am loving what I am discovering. I discovered one not too long ago on Etsy called Franken Frosting. 

I have chosen two from this brand to review and swatch. 

DARK NEON MONSTER: A mix of black, green, blue, pink, and gold glitter. The glitter comes in a whole bunch of shapes. I see this more as a layering polish than one you can use on its one. I suggest layering it for a black, dark green, and dark blue nail polish. 

CARNIVAL: this is a golden peach color with gold, blue, and pink color. I love this one. You can definitely use this on its own with layering it over another polish. Its very summery and beautiful color. 

There are definitely more colors to try then these two. I would definitely recommend Carnival for purchase.

You can get these polishes and others at Franken Frosting for $7.00 and up depending on which one you get. 

Nail and Makeup removers that are better for you!

For this post I will talking about two removers that I have fallen in love with for my nails and makeup. The main reason I love these is because they are gentle and are beneficial to your skin.

First up is Josie Maran BEARnaked nail wipes

These are so nice, they smell like grapefruit so it doesn't feel like are inhaling chemicals. They leave behind Argan Oil to moisture your cuticles and you nails. I admit they don't remove your nail polish quickly, but I take the skin benefits over quick removal. Available for purchase in Sephora stores and for $9.00. 

Second up is Aveeno Ultra Calming make up remover wipes. 

I love these they remove your makeup in one to two wipes with one cloth. It is very gentle on your skin and leaves it clean and moisturized. Also, since its a gentle formula it won't irritate your skin. The packet contains 25 floral scented wipes. These are available for purchase at your local drugstore or supermarket for $6.99.

Get some beauty products from the fabulous Badger :)

Who would have ever thought that Badgers could be so cosmetically and skin care inclined. Well Badger Balm offers a whole line of not only skin care but cosmetics. For this post we will be reviewing Badger Balm's Lip Tint and Shimmer duo. Each duo has one side that has a lip tint and the other side a shimmer stick you can apply after the color or by itself. This is a natural organic mineral product.

Plus it has a cute Badger drawing with it!! :)

Photo Courtesy of Badger Balm website

The colors that I will be reviewing are the ones pictured above:

Copper: This is a very shimmery dark terracotta brown. 

Garnet: is a light plum-purple color.

Red Jasper: This color seems more like a red brown than a red. Its a nice color but its not what I had in mind since the application color is different from the stick color. 

Rose Tourmaline: A very sheer pink. Sheer pink meaning almost non-existent pink. 

Swatch Time: From top to Bottom: Copper. Garnet, Red Jasper, and Rose Tourmaline.

Swatch of Shimmer stick:

If you are into organic cosmetics, this is a product line to investigate but I feel that the only  colors that are worth purchasing are the copper and garnet colors. I would nix Red Jasper and Rose Tourmaline. 
They are available for purchase online for $5.99 at Badger Balm.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice, Oh and Dollish Polish Powerpuff Girls nail colors

Before we Begin......

Talk about a blast from the past. I was a definite hardcore fan of the Powerpuff girls back in the day. Ahh, those were the good old days. I been have nostalgic feelings towards this show since Dollish Polish came out with a nail polish trio that is inspired by the PowerPuff Girls. 

Don't know what Dollish Polish is? Well here is a blerp from their website


is most commonly known as a Nail Art Guru on YouTube which she started in 2009. Dolly, as she is affectionately known to by both fans and friends alike, has shared over 250 nail art tutorials on her channel with a combined total of over 4 million views and over 33,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel alone.

Dolly's passion for both nail art & nail polish has been a driving force in her life sine she was a young girl. With a longstanding career in Art, Teaching and Retail Management, Dolly has applied her skills to form her own line of hand-mixed lacquers, and thus Dollish Polish was born in 2010.

Dollish Polish nail lacquers are all created and made by Dolly herself and consist of a wide range of colors, including shimmers, creams, holographic, and glitter shades. All inspired by and named after some of Dolly's most beloved movies, music, books, video games and more." -From "

This website is a 80s/90s fangirl and nerds/geeks dream polishes. So without further ado... Here are the PowerPuff Girls!

Blossom, commander and the Leader, (Yes i did just quote the Powerpuff girl ending theme song)

-Blossom can be described as a milky pink and multi-tonal micro-shimmer. This is a very pretty color. I see this being awesome for those who get a really deep tan.

Swatch Time: this was very difficult to take a pic of. It is definitely more pink then it appears on the pic.

Bubbles, she is the joy and the laughter,

-Bubbles can be described as a light pastel blue with the multi-tonal micoshimmer like Blossom has. 

Swatch Time:


Buttercup, she's the toughest fighter,

-Buttercup is a light mossy green and the multi-tonal shimmer really stands out in this one. 

Swatch Time:

My final word on this polish trio is that... its awesome. I feel that is really eptimoizes what the powerpuff girls are about "sugar, spice, and everything nice!" I would recommend these for purchase. You can buy them in a trio set or individually. They can be purchased for $11.00 at Dollish Polish.

and of course..

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Second Skin is now Sassy, Classy, Beautiful Blog

We changed our name and now we are

                 Beautiful Blog