Thursday, February 12, 2015

Beauty Budget: Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Wraps

A few weeks ago, I went to my local 99 cent store and I was so excited to find these Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips for $1.99! Normally these retail for $8-$9. So I kind of went crazy and purchase like six of them. When you guys get a chance visit your local dollar store and buy these before they are all gone!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Valentine's Day: Candy Hearts with Polka Dots 2015

I decided to paint my nails this very cute design that consist of white polka dots and pastel color hearts. I've added a touch of diamond studs on my index and pinky finger to give it an edge to the design. This design is perfect to wear for Valentine's Day (which I'll be rockin' this Saturday). I hope everyone have a nice Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Swatch of the Day: Essie - Mint Candy Apple

When I first heard about this nail polish color I thought this swatch of color was going to be a mint blue green polish. After checking out the pictures online I finally got a chance to purchase this color at a local nail supply store for $3.50. It was such a steal! My friend was the one who introduced me to this place which was a bit smaller compared to the other nail supply stores I've been too. However, I was super glad to find this polish on their shelves. This Mint Candy Apple is actually a baby blue pastel color. I didn't really see any hints of green in the polish. Overall, this polish is very opaque and reminds me of the blue skies. Its a pretty light blue swatch.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Valentine's Day Nail Art Tutorial

Check out my latest nail art tutorial! Click on the link below:

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Haul & Swatches: Essie Nail Polish

The other day I was browsing around my local dollar store and I stumbled upon a bunch of Essie nail polish. I was so stoke to see that it was only $1.99 each. Normally, Essie nail polish retail for $8-$9 dollars at Target, Walmart, CVS, and other stores who carry that brand. Essie nail polish is 3-free (which means it doesn't have the top 3 chemicals: formaldehyde, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), and Toluene known to be harmful to the human body). So I decide to pick up three from the bunch in the colors: Resort Fling, As Gold As It Gets, and Cocktails & Coconuts.

Resort Fling
This orange creme color is perfect to wear during Spring and Summer. 

As Gold As It Gets
This gold glitter polish adds a little glam to your nails.

Cocktails & Coconuts
This grey-ish brown color has a little hint of shimmer in the polish. From far away it looks like a cream polish but when you look closely there is specks of subtle glitter. Great to wear with any attire.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

When in doubt, wear red!

Since Valentine's Day is coming up, I figured people who don't have time to design their nails should paint them a classic red color. Red is a symbol of love and compassion so why not. Any shade of red will do. My current obsession is this gorgeous red color from Chanel called Pirate. I really like the application for this nail polish. I feel like it dries fairly quick and their are no streaks when applied on the nails (so it's basically has a SMOOTH applications.) Also, I noticed a hint so floral since in their polish. Another reason why I reach for Chanel nail polish is because it is 5-free (which means it doesn't have formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DPB), and camphor; chemicals known to harm the human body).

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

TypeEd Nail Art Inspiration

TypeEd is an awesome place in Downtown Los Angeles where they teach the craft of typography back into graphic design education. I've taken two classes and two of their workshops and I have learned so much from them. Taking their design courses makes you more valuable in the design industry. If you guys ever want to sharpen your design skills, I highly recommend taking their design courses.

On another note, I decided to recreate this TypeEd typography inspired nail art on my nails. I painted my nails using Nicole by OPI - Follow Me On Glitter and white acrylic paint to achieve this look. This type is from their awesome and comfortable t-shirt!

Type Ed website:

Courses they offer:

Monday, February 2, 2015

Vintage Floral Nail Art

This feminine vintage nail design was inspired from my floral bed sheets. I wanted to create a nail look that was cute and trendy. I used Ciate matte top coat to create a soft and subtle texture.

List of nail polish used for this nail design:

Lime Crime:
- Once in a Blue Mousse (Pastel Blue)
- Milky Ways (Cream White)
- Parfait Day (Pastel Pink)

White Pearls (Advent Calendar)
Matte Top Coat

- Baby Green (Pastel Green)

Victoria Secret:
- String Bikini 

Mia Secret:
- Dark Green Nail Art (Striper)

- White (Striper)

*Gold Accessories - F21*

Saturday, January 31, 2015

First Impression Review: Lime Crime

Hi Nail Polish Lovers,

In todays post I am so excited to share with you guys my first impression on the Lime Crime products that I recently purchased. I ordered their products through their website ( on January 8th and it didn't arrive until the 23rd (2 weeks). I know many people are experiencing delays with care package due to high volume of orders, but hopefully everyone who ordered from them receive their package in time.

Lime Crime is a makeup company based in Los Angeles and part of the reason why that decided to purchase from them is because of their lovely packaging. I also love how all their products are vegan and cruelty-free.

When I first got my package I thought their vintage floral design was going be on the exterior of the box but it was actually on the interior. Then I later found out that their box was also reversible (which is awesome!). 

All of the products that I ordered were wrapped in a vibrant blue-green tissue paper. I ordered 4 cream nail polish and 1 liquid matte lipstick. For the nail polish, I choose the colors Once in a Blue Mousse (pastel blue), Parfait Day (pastel pink), Lavendairy (pastel purple), and Milky Ways (cream white). For the liquid matte lipstick, I decided to get the color Suedeberry.

Lime Crime Nail Polish

Once in a Blue Mousse

This first color is called 'Once in a Blue Mousse'. It is a pastel blue color which reminds me of a tiffany blue color. So heavenly!

Parfait Day

The second color is color called 'Parfait Day'. It is a pastel pink color that reminds me of a barbie pink. So pretty and feminine.


Next, is a color called 'Lavendairy' which is a pastel purple color that reminds me of the color of their unicorn lipsticks. Super cute (I feel like a unicorn princess wearing this color!) 

Milky Ways

Lastly, is the color called 'Milky Ways' which is a cream white color that your could wear with any outfit. Since its a neutral color it will match with anything you wear.

Lime crime has 3 more colors to chose from called Pastelchio (lime green), Crema de Limon (pastel yellow), and Peaches & Cream (pastel orange). But I chose these 4 colors because I thought I would wear them often. 

Thoughts & Feelings: Lime Crime Nail Polish
Pros - Overall, I really like the consistency of their cream nail polish because they are super opaque. One or two coats should do the job. I thought the names that Lime Crime chose for their nail polish were very cute and creative. Also, I really like their nail polish brush applicator (medium thickness; it's thicker than Essie's nail polish brush). 

Cons - However, their frosty packaging can be deceiving because most nail polish bottles that I've seen with a frosty matte packaging are known as matte nail polish and these are actually cream nail polish. I think it would of been nice for them to also have matte nail polish in their nail polish collection (or you can just apply a matte top coat but "ain't nobody have time for that!") to match with their packaging. Also, their labels on the bottom of the nail polish don't stick all that well to the bottles because of the matte texture of the packaging.

Lime Crime Velvetines: Suedeberry
Another product that I bought are the Velvetines which are a liquid matte lipstick that comes in a container that looks like a lipgloss (also the packaging is frosty matte). I got the color 'Suedeberry'. The application brush tip is small and the consistency reminds me of NYX matte lip creams (which are more affordable but the they don't last that long compared to the Velvetines). It looks like a red orange color and this is how it looks like on my lips and after its dry it doesn't transfer which I love.  

Thoughts & Feelings: Velvetines
Compared to NYX matte lip creams, the Lime Crime Velvetines is pretty pigmented and I feel like it is last longer than the NYX matte lip creams. Also, I like the fact that after this product drys it doesn't transfer to anything I eat (which is a plus). 

Lime Crime Nail Polish: $8 each
Lime Crime Velvetines: $20 each


***Disclaimer: All photos are shot and edited by me.***