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Lazy & Easy Gudetama Peeling Face Mask

Lazy & Easy Gudetama Peeling Face Mask

  Hi there! I’ve once again fallen prey to cute packaging, but I think I’ve found a real gem here! This is the Lazy & Easy Gudetama Peeling Mask. It’s from the Korean beauty brand Holika Holika. Sanrio collaborated with Holika Holika to create an entire Gudetama inspired beauty […]

Magnetic Face Mask by Youthful Naturals

Magnetic Face Mask by Youthful Naturals

This post contains affiliate links; if you snag a deal through my link it may send spare change my way to keep this slice of the internet up and running.   Hi there! I missed out on trying a magnetic face mask during the initial craze […]

8 Fictional Characters That Give Me Serious Nail Envy

8 Fictional Characters That Give Me Serious Nail Envy

Hey there ~

 

While watching tv and movies my eyes are always immediately drawn to nail art. I saw Alice Through The Looking Glass back when it was in theaters and I loved the white queen’s black chevron tips. Nail art is becoming increasingly popular in pop culture, and I love it! 

 

Here are a few awesome designs or just plain impressive nails from my favorite films and tv shows:

1. Yubaba from Spirited Away. To be honest, I’m in love with this entire character design, the cherry stilettos are just the cherry on top.

Yubaba Spririted Away Nails Gif

 

2.  Rin from Free! You can see a real-life version of this nail art here.

Rin Free! Nail Art


3. Drusilla from the classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer sports some killer red french tips. I re-created these a couple years back!


Drusilla BTVS Nail Art

 

4. Gossamer from Looney Tunes. Everyone needs Bugs as a nail tech right?

Bugs Bunny Nail Art

 

5. Effie Trinket from Hunger Games. I also took a whack at this nail design last year.

Effie Trinket Nail Art
6. Pretty Little Liars. I think everyone wishes painting their nails was this quick and easy!
 
                                   
                                   
7. Sugalite from Steven Universe. These have been waiting on my nail art to-do list far too long…
 
Sugalite Nails
8. Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer always wore his coat of iconic black nail polish.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Nails
 

Have you ever drawn inspiration from a tv character’s nails?

The best method to grow long nails (and not break them!)

The best method to grow long nails (and not break them!)

Hi there! I’ve always preferred wearing long natural nails instead of artificial acrylics. I would worry about the set growing out and going in for constant fills would drive me mad, so I’ve picked up quite a few tips and tricks for growing long durable […]

TonyMoly Tako Pore Blackhead Scrub Stick

TonyMoly Tako Pore Blackhead Scrub Stick

Hi there!  This adorable little guy is the Tako Pore Blackhead Scrub Stick from the Korean beauty brand TonyMoly. To be totally honest, I purely bought this for the cute octopus packaging, but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I love the product! This […]

I Dew Care Sugar Kitten Holographic Peel-Off Mask Review

I Dew Care Sugar Kitten Holographic Peel-Off Mask Review

Hi there!

I had a stroll through Ulta last weekend while the BF was looking over PS4 accessories in the strip mall downtown; I somehow managed to make my way home with only two goodies! 


I’ll let in you on the second item in a few days, I’m too excited about this face mask!


This is the Sugar Kitten Holographic Peel-Off Mask from I Dew Care. It’s an iridescent rosy lavender hydrating peel off mask. It has a lovely delicate rose scent and shifts from light pink to lavender.


From the brand:

A holographic peel-off mask infused with ruby powder, pearl powder, rose water, and hyaluronic acid to hydrate and revitalize dry skin for that dewy-looking, post-facial glow.

 

 

It was impossible to do this mask justice in photos, iridescent finishes are so difficult to capture! You would think all my nail art photography would have given me enough practice….

 

My skin felt softer and hydrated after peeling this off. It has quickly risen to the top of my mask routine. I think the mask looked cooler after peeling it off though, to be honest! This retails for $23.00, which is a bit pricier than what I usually spring for, but I think it’s well worth the money!
It does look a bit like I just finished scalping an alien though, haha.

What’s your favorite kind of face mask? I’d love to know!

How to DIY LUSH Big Shampoo

How to DIY LUSH Big Shampoo

Hey there! I’ve started a new habit of thoroughly checking out the ingredients of all beauty products before I hand over my wallet. The number one reason is to see if the price is sensible compared to the ingredients; and number two, to see if […]

Lush Pearl Massage Bar & Montalbano Shampoo Bar

  Hi there!   If you’ve been reading this site for a hot minute, you would know I have an *cough un-healthy cough* addiction to Lush.   These are the two latest products to seduce their way home with me; a Pearl Massage Bar and […]

Pixi by Petra Mixed Metals Palette

 Hello Lovelies!

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve treated myself to a new eyeshadow palette, and since the great makeup purge of last month, my eyeshadow stash is looking quite thin.

I spotted this palette from Pixi by Petra at Target a few weeks ago and was seduced by the huge selection of earth tones. This is the Mixed Metals collection, it has 10 lustre shades and 2 shimmery matte tones.

Starting from top to bottom I swatched: Fiery Copper, Foiled Magenta, Gold Metal and Metallic Mink.

These have higher color payoff than say a Wet N Wild palette, but the level of pigmentation leaves something to be desired. I had to go in with my brush two or three times on each shade to get enough color.

These shades look vastly different once outside the palette, but are still gorgeous! I created the look below using only this palette, it lasted for 8+ hours without creasing, and these apply very smoothly with almost zero fallout.

Have you tried this brand before? What’s your favorite product?

Wilhelm Portland Mausoleum

Hello there!I spent this Memorial Day weekend wandering the halls of the Wilhelm Mausoleum located in Portland, OR.The building is only open to the public once a year on Memorial Day. I missed my chance last year since I vacationing in Hawaii, I’m very glad I didn’t […]