Archive | April, 2013

Organizing your nail polish!

30 Apr

I am a nail polish junkie.  In case you didn’t already know.

That said, I have a larger collection of nail polish than most nail salons…and am always looking for new ways to contain and organize my stash.  Nail polish racks can be expensive sometimes, so I’ve found a bunch of different inexpensive ways to store polish, whether you have a few bottles or a complete store full…

Hanging plastic organizers

b9cdb8f152587fedd0da41f64e997f22514c688d6ce935f321d61761822dc4c3

Using/Dressing up old spice racks

a8b6397b5ff06162bbd131e9750f12c76c0052c1bafd4d796d35e363c19aa251

Using an old picture frame

9b433fbfa8064b1a931c127fea563682

making drawers/boxes

3e049a631138fb6dede3272cce863304              c1b4b3697e75b7182158c4084e491ffb

Using different containers

a08f846d76d2ef4d9c8dcfa010d639aef32b5efd524e9bac7ecc5af4e5a14117

Or even magnetic pods

c78c1237814ecdeb9528d3d09312caf6

What do you think? How would you store your polish?

Image

Nails today

27 Apr

20130427-225924.jpg

Randomly painted my nails shades of blue while baking today

Urban Decay

25 Apr

20130425-235345.jpg

Just splurged on Urban Decay’s Naked2 eyeshadow palette, eyeshadow primer potion, and 24/7 waterproof glide on eye pencil in perversion!
I have to say I am very pleased with the staying power and pigmentation of the makeup! My allergies have started acting up lately, and my eyes water like crazy, usually washing off any trace of eye makeup I wear…until today! thank you Urban Decay! I totally recommend this stuff!

Zoya Earth Day Polish Exchange 2013

19 Apr

Image

Right now (April 19-26), in honor of Earth Day, Zoya is helping you get rid of your old nail polish (that may not be 5free) and exchange it for Zoya’s vegan, greener alternative polish!  There are over 300 colors to choose from! All you have to do is visit Zoya.com and add what polishes you want (no less than 6, no more than 24…pixie dust collection excluded) to your cart, then use the promo code ZOYAEARTH2013 to receive 50% off! (the percentage covers the cost to dispose of the exchanged bottles.) They ship you the bottles, and then when you receive your order, you ship your unwanted polishes back to them! This is done using the honor system…so it’s up to you if you actually send bottles in…but it would be a nice thing to do in honor of Earth Day and as a Thanks to Zoya…plus it is pretty nice getting half off!  As a polish creator myself (LaLa Lacquers), I appreciate other companies like Zoya who also make a greener alternative for those who prefer it. (Soooo…use the code YAYEARTHDAY when you shop LaLaLacquers on Etsy.com and receive a dollar off a bottle of nail polish!)

Nails for the Day (with LaLa Lacquers)

18 Apr

ImageImage

My nails were way overdue for a polish change…Orly Hot Shot for the base and LaLa Lacquers Wicked Wetsuit for the topcoat

To check out/purchase this and other polishes by LaLa Lacquers you can visit the Etsy Shop at: etsy.com/shop/LaLaLacquers

or on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/LaLaLacquers

Moon Mani

14 Apr

So I’ve noticed a nail trend that caught my eye and has spread pretty quickly: the moon mani.  It’s actually been around for a while but I think it’s making a comeback with a few new twists.  These are a couple that I thought were really cool:

Image

Image

Image

What do you think? Would you try this on your nails?

Summer Saviors: things around the house that will save you (and your pocket)

11 Apr

coco oliveoil rawhoney bakingso

There are a few key items that I like to keep around my house, and that I suggest you do as well.  These include: coconut oil, olive oil, baking soda, and honey (raw). There are so many uses for these items, and it helps to have them handy when treating certain ailments…rather than having to run to the store to buy special or expensive products for each situation.  Here’s some examples that could come in handy this Summer:

  • coconut oil has hundreds of uses… and can come in handy to soothe sunburn and also to as a moisturizer for dry skin. For more uses check out my post under PRODUCTS TO LOVE: Coconut Oil
  • baking soda, when mixed into a paste with a mashed up banana (and scrapings of the peel), and about a fourth of a cup of whole grain oats, makes an awesome remedy for super itchy bug bites! Leave it on for 8-10 minutes and rinse off. Major relief and no worries of any harmful chemicals on the skin!
  • raw honey prevents infections around wounds, and can be used as a sunburn treatment when mixed with a mashed up cucumber and a few teaspoons of aloe…just use enough honey to keep the mixture from running off the skin.
  • olive oil also has many uses, and is great for its moisturizing properties.  It works amazingly as a hot oil treatment for frizzy hair! Just heat the oil to slightly warm in a heat safe container and dip your hair in it, then wrap up in a shower cap and warm towel and let sit for 20-30 minutes. Then rinse with warm water and shampoo (probably twice to make sure you get all out).  And viola! Super soft and silky tresses!

Just some uses that are inexpensive and can help get you through the Summer!  I’d love to hear about how you use them…