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Archive for June, 2012

Remember that Positivity Tips video? Well I found her blog and stumbled on to this. It goes back into Achieving YOUR own inner Happiness. Loved what she had to say so I’m sharing it with you… Read on and remember, Stay Beautiful.

Haul Swatches and Positivity Tips

If your reading this then I’m hoping you watched my last video and you’re here for swatches! If not then I’m still excited you’re here and you should check me out!

Okay, as always right into things well lets start with the China Glaze polish I had: Sky High-Top

I was experimenting with coats and how each layer changes the shade up a bit. One coat started off like a baby blue, but there wasn’t much of a difference between two and three coats. There is a little streaking but nothing too major. I look forward to using this polish as an accent color from my normal summer blend.

On to the Wet n Wild! I had two shades: Tickled Pink and Sunny Side Up

These pretty colors only took two coats to get it completely covered. I like that they came just in time for summer. This pink it just too cute and coming from me that big because I don’t even really like pink but it’s been starting to grow on me lately. Perfect for your Barbie girl mani, the only thing I didn’t like about this color is that I wished it was a little more consistent. It’s kinda sloppy but that aside it’s definitely a Pretty addition to my little collection.

As for Sunny Side Up, I just adore it!! I’ve been looking for my perfect shade of summer orange and I think it’s been found!!! This shade was slightly more consistent than the pink and glided on perfectly. I can’t wait to use it in my next mani. Considering these are my first two Wet n Wild colors the possibility of getting more is promising…  Thanks to TanejasBride, I was able to give Wet n Wild a whirl. Thank you again, and you Beauties check her out!! Be sure to tell her I sent you!

Hand’s down my favorite brand from this haul was the SinfulColors I bought: Snow Me White, Innocent, and Call You Later.

So I’ve been searching high and low for the right accent white. I’ve been thinking of doing a white french mani and using colored nail art accents to match my work shirts so that my nails match my job for a change. What do you think?

Innocent is also a color I’ve been searching for. Even though I like greens more for spring I’m incorporating it into my summer flow this year. Also what I love about SinfulColors is it only takes one coat for that perfect look. Not much to say on this one, just too ready to try it out.

And last but cerainly not least is Call You Later. I loive the texture of this polish. iThe flakes aren’t so big that they overpower and the gold accent brings it together wonderfully. I’m thinking of sliding it over a Innocent french mani to compliment…

The adventurous side of me attempted to do a Fish tail Mani from Lucy’s Stash….

Needless to say… it wasn’t a complete fail. lol Maybe next time… But why don’t you try it out and let me know….

Now on to the good stuff. I came across this vid from someone I’m subbed to on YT and I love her vids but his one stuck out to me and I’m thinking on doing something like this. I love what she has to say and I completely agree. What do you think? Check her out, watch the vid, and let her know I sent you.

And remember Beauties,
  Stay Beautiful!!!!

Julep “It Girl” Intro Box Review

My first Julep Box came in!!!! Julep is.. “a hand, nail and foot care brand with four boutique nail parlors in the Seattle area. Founded on the belief that beauty is a connection, not a competition, Julep was created to celebrate the bond between girlfriends and the beauty of the human spirit.”

How it works: “Becoming a Julep Maven gives you exclusive access to COLOR. Each month we hand-pick trendsetting new nail colors, cult faves and cutting-edge beauty products that are just right for you. Commitment shy? No problem. YOU decide how often to receive your Julep Maven box, and you can cancel at any time.”

  • Take the Julep Maven style Quiz
  • Discover Your Style Profile
  • Boaw! Your a Maven

My Box: When I took the quiz I had already checked out the site and I knew which box I wanted. Even though they suggest a box, you are free to choose which one you want. I chose “It Girl” so I got the It Girl Intro Box. My box arrived in a timely manner and Bam here we are! I received the colors Jessica, Mandy, and Brooke along with a PediCare Cream.

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I’ve done swatches of Jessica and Mandy. (My first real swatches ever!)  And below is a look at Brooke, (real swatches soon)…

I’ve done a review of the experience and you can watch it here.

Well have a wonderful day! Stay Beautiful!!!

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I’m Baaack!!!!

So the webcam came and I’m back up and running. When you get a chance check out my vids Quick Neutral-Pop Tutorial and I’m Baaaaaack!!! I have 5 videos lined up to film and I’m determined to find the time between my jobs. I’m aiming to film sometime tomorrow or if I’m lucky later today. I’m so excited to get started again! Still working on the page bug and I’m thinking of redoing some of my giveaway strategy. But the point is that I’M DOING! I was reading back through some old posts that I wrote back when I somewhat wrote poetry and I found the post that got me started on all of this:

  • Inner Beauty

Noticing true things. In my positive abandonment my goal was to get in touch with myself. Play inspiring music, long shower, time with myself. Instead I was greeted with animosity, betrayal, and purposefully shut out. And yet I am thankful for this. Some people are not meant to be in your life for a positive reason. They are set there to show you about yourself, to show you what you’re not, to better you with their indifference and dislike. When inspiration is spoken of it is rarely referred to be found in strife and hurt, yet from this is where some of the most inspiring thoughts come from. At the end of this period of alone time I opened the door to find happiness and peace. Self worth. Self knowledge. An inner connection with myself. Today I find Beauty all around me. Most importantly in me. My heart is filled with Beauty.

And at least here on the blog I want to get back on the focus. I’ll be posting more inspirational things here and at the beginning of my videos I’m going to start it with an inspirational pic or saying. They’re going to vary between my FB page, Twitter page, and on here so be sure to follow me. I want to be different and ultimately pass a little Beauty everyone’s way. My YT channel will not only be about makeup, reviews, and such but only a vlog on how I may get through a bad day and keep chugging along. I also want to hear from you. All the details will be in my next video so stay with me. And remember…. Stay Beautiful…

Underconstruction :(

So as you can see I’ve hit a stand still. 😦 My camera stopped working and I hit a wall on the blog (I’m having some pages issues). But never fear!!!! I’m in the process of getting a camera now and I have a friend working on the blog issues. I plan to be back up and running soon. In the meantime I’ve acquired some new products and when I can film I’ll have at least 4 videos to make. My FB giveaway is still a go and I’m still sharing giveaways there. I need 8 more likes!!! So just giving you all an update and thanks again for baring with me…. Love&Beauty, Lae.Image