Monday, September 29, 2014

Forever 21: A Haul

*Purchased by me

I've been wanting to try Forever 21 makeup for ages. I just needed to find the right catalyst to give me the push I needed. I came across an adorable cat palette on Facebook and I knew it had to be mine. Once I got to the magical bargain filled site I went a bit nuts. I can't get over the packaging. First the cat palette, so cute. I can't. Then the floral packaging on the six pan palette is drool-worthy. So much so that I left it in tact.  I have it in a little shrine that I've made for beautiful packaging. Yeah, I'm that kind of weird.

I got three eye shadow palettes, a face palette, a blush, a vanilla lip scrub (yum!), a moisturizing lipstick, a super gorgeous velvet lip gloss, and to top it all off a Barbie makeup bag. I can't tell you how much I love that makeup bag. As soon as I was done with these photos I dumped out my other makeup bag and put my essentials in the Barbie bag. I let out a little squee when I opened it.

I have plans to review a couple items from this collection and will post more info in there. I just wanted to share all the goodies that I got.  I can honestly say that this will not be my last Forever 21 purchase. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Perfect Fall Polish

*Made by me. Paired with a dress by Mod Cloth

Wow, it's been a long time reader. I thought had retired from the wonderful world of nail polish blogging, but alas. She's a fickle mistress. I just can't give it up. So, I'm here today to present the perfect fall polish.

I was contacted by Mod Cloth to pair one of their party dresses with nail art inspired by said dress. Now, if you know me I'm horrible at nail art. So, I created a polish to go with the dress I chose. That's one thing I'm good at doing. I can make polish like no other.

Feeling like making the most of what's left of summer? Go check out their dresses and the post I was inspired by.

Here's a picture of the dress in question. Isn't she gorgeous?
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You can see my love of vintage and lace with this dress.  I like to think I captured this dress really well in my polish. I wanted something simple that would let the dress shine. With that in mind I created a brown-red base with shimmer in gold and pink. I really love how it turned out. Simple, yet gorgeous.

I'm in love with it. I never want to take it off. I think it works well with the dress and as a great color for fall. The weather her has been super humid and my original swatch wound up being matte, and while I'm not a fan of matte polishes, this color matted could make me a believer. It just that stunning. 

While the intent was to make a polish just for this dress, I think this would be a great addition to my store. If you're interested in a bottle let me know and I can make up a batch to list.