Saturday, April 30, 2011

China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Re-Fresh Mint

I love this color far too much — it is almost blue in its pale green color. 
It lasts forever — over five days, possibly longer, but I'm impatient and removed it. 
Two coats creates smooth, even color
Perfect consistency — no globbyness or runnyness. 

None whatsoever. I love it bunches.

Friday, April 29, 2011

John Frieda Precision Foam Color 3N, Deep Brown Black Review

I have been dyeing my hair black for about a year now, and when I saw this dye at Target, I knew that I had to try it. Unfortunately, they don't make a true black — they only make it in a deep brown black, which is what I tried.

The packaging was awesome. Everything inside the box was tidy, the instructions were easy to follow, and it did seem a bit more elegant than other box dyes that I have used.

It doesn't stain your skin. At all. I dye my hair every month, and I always do it on a Friday afternoon, so I have the weekend to try to get the dye off of my skin and scalp. With this dye, it just comes right off of your skin. This is a HUGE plus.

The scent. It doesn't smell bad, or have any sort of overpowering scent. I have tried a few dyes that, in trying to get away from the chemical scent, go way too far into the floral scents. This one doesn't.

Very easy to apply, and does exactly what it says it does. The color that it claims to be is the color it is.

My hair was very shiny and healthy looking after dyeing it. The dye itself seemed to moisturize my hair, and the little bottle of conditioner was amazing as well. I don't feel as though it is super damaging, unlike some other products I have used before. (Looking at you, Feria....)


The only reason I don't plan to repurchase this dye is the limited color options. I like for my hair to be blue black, and their darkest is really a dark brown. A lovely color, but not what I want at this time. I do completely and utterly recommend this product to anyone who wants a color in their range.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Lacey Lilac: A review

I love this color. Unfortunately it doesn't love my skin tone, and I am going to end up passing it off on a friend.

I liked:
-The coverage. It really did a great job with two coats.
-The Staying power. It lasted a solid four days, and might have lasted longer if it didn't look so terrible on my hands.

I didn't like:
The awkward creamy color. I felt like it had too much white, and nowhere near enough purple to make it a true lilac.

Ultimately, it is not a product that I will repurchase, but I might recommend it to someone with a different skin tone.
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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Upcoming reviews/swatches.

I have been super busy this past week! Classes became very difficult this week, and it involved lots of coffee and all-nighters. Thankfully, I'm fully caught up and I'm quite relieved.

I have purchased a few awesome things though, and I intend to review and swatch them by next Sunday.

— China Glaze nail polish in Re-fresh Mint, Jetstream, and Love Letters. 
—Sally Hansen Polish in Lacey Lilac
—Nars Velvet Gloss lip pencil in Frivolous
—Maybelline Fit Me foundation. 

I have a few other things I am testing, but I want to spend a little bit more time with them. 

I am going on a little overnight getaway tomorrow! 

Monday, April 11, 2011

1,001 Beautiful Things: Days 32-38

Accepting that people change. My family has had an insanely difficult time realizing that I am not what they want me to be — I am far more intense than they are, and for a while I tried to calm it down. Lately, I have just been myself, let them do/say what they want and not taking it too personally. I think they are hoping that I will become the submissive creature I tried to be, and I am a disappointment. I won't let go of who I am to be who they want me to be, and that is a good thing.
Being right is a beautiful thing. I chose an answer during a psychology class that maybe two other people in a class of forty chose, and I stuck with it. I was right, and I have to say that it made me happy. I really put an effort into my education, and it paid off in a beautiful way. Yes, I am easily pleased.
I am really uncertain about my future. I still haven't heard back from either school, and I am panicking a bit. I always have a plan, and I always have a plan B, C, and D. This time, I don't. A part of me is terrified, but another part of me is a tiny bit excited. (Smoking is bad, and I don't usually do smoking images. I really like this image otherwise, I'm sorry if it offends.)
Cuddling with someone who loves you. In my attempt to make him happy, I am becoming a bit happier. I don't believe that we will be together forever, but I love making people happy, and I make him happy. I'm becoming more and more okay with this relationship. He tries so hard. 
Spending four hours that you were supposed to spend studying just messing around and doing nothing. B and I met up with our books, and we were going to spend a few hours reading and discussing them. Unfortunately, I have the attention span of a flea. We ended up discussing random stuff and napping. It was beautiful. 
 New makeup! I got my order from Shiro cosmetics and will be posting a review on Friday! 
Living more for today than for tomorrow and yesterday. I am horrible about my planning. I never do anything today because it might affect tomorrow. I really want to get my tongue pierced, but I won't because I'm afraid it will keep me from getting a job. I'm never excited for today because I have X, Y, and Z to look forward to in six months. I am so tired of waiting for my life to start, and counting down while my life flies away. I have been putting more and more effort into living in the moment, and I hope that it pays off. I want to be a more free person. I've just turned 19. I have never done anything impulsive or reckless. It is time to begin my life. 
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Thursday, April 7, 2011

It has been a while, yes.

I know I haven't been posting as often as I had planned, and I want to explain.

It has been a really hard two weeks for me  — the beginning of Spring term for one, and then my car died. It had no history of problems, and was in perfect condition on Saturday morning. I drove it into the neighboring city for a meeting, and then stopped by my house to change clothes to meet a friend for lunch. I was in my house for about thirty minutes, came out to leave, and it wouldn't start.

I have no idea what is wrong with it, because I have a relatively new battery, nothing was left on, and I had filled it with gas that morning. My fluid levels are good, spark plugs are almost ready to be replaced but aren't terrible, and I have kept up with almost all routine maintenance. I do need to get the shocks changed, but the mechanic said that I can drive it for another thousand miles before that. I have a few things that I'm going to look at, but it is still a bit stressful. I love my car, and I can't really afford a new (to me) one.

Monday I went to class, rushed home, and then went to Target. I have wanted to try the John Frieda foam hair dye, and they were offering a $5 gift card with the purchase. I went in, found a box, and checked out. The woman working the register was rude, and the only line open. She checked the woman in front of me out, and then told me to go to guest services to check out. I didn't get the gift card, and I wasn't in the mood to argue. I got out to my parent's car, backed out, and started to slowly drive out of the parking lot. This woman in a massive minivan backed into the car.

I ordered the wrong textbook from Amazon, and I now have to deal with re-ordering a new one.

I still haven't heard from either school.

I will be back to my happy posts and reviews, but you will also be getting a bit of my life. I can't separate myself from this blog, and I don't really think that I should. I will be more upbeat and positive in future posts. It has just been hard lately.