Monday, December 30


HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Like my birthday nails, my new year's nails are black with glitter. Lately I've been obsessed with layering all my glitter polishes over black. It gives them a different look than putting them on top of bright, lighter shades of polish.

For New Year's I picked When Monkeys Fly by OPI. Black and gold is very festive, and the Iowa Hawkeyes play LSU on New Year's Day--there really was no other option.

Polishes Used:
Sinful Colors--Black on Black
OPI--When Monkeys Fly
Out The Door Fast Dry Top Coat

I hope everyone has a fabulous New Year and GO HAWKS!!


Thursday, December 26

Urban Decay Naked 3 Makeup Tutorial

I would have never purchased rose-colored shadows before in my life. Thankfully, my stubbornness to have all three of the UD Naked palettes changed my thinking.The more I use this palette, the more I like it! I have been wearing this look non-stop ever since I received the Naked 3. This look is so easy and self explanatory. I hope you enjoy!

STRANGE--used a large fluffy eye shadow brush to apply this color all over my browbone and inner corner.
LIMIT--used my MAC 217 to blend through my crease.

LIAR--applied all over my lid and lower lashline with an ELF Professional Eye Shadow Brush.
MUGSHOT--applied on the outter half of my lower lashline with tip of same brush used to apply LIAR.


Other Products Used:
Revlon Colorstay Normal/Dry Skin Foundation (150 Buff)
Loreal True Match Foundation (N3 Natural Buff)
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion (Original)
Loreal Carbon Black Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner
Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black Waterproof Mascara
Covergirl Lash Perfection Mascara

Let me know what you think and if you're interested in more looks using the Urban Decay Naked 3!


Monday, December 23


The boy and I started the week in with a little "Christmas in Chicago"--we also had some last minute shopping to get done!

We went to the top of the John Hancock...
And we couldn't leave without ice skating in Millennium Park!♥

My mom had a snow day on Friday--her birthday--and we made a bunch of Christmas goodies...
Pre-Christmas snow pretty!

Saturday was also my BIRTHDAY!! This was a gift from the boy--post coming soon and hopefully a tutorial!

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!!


Sunday, December 22


I absolutely love the way these look--festive but simple!

Polishes Used:
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear--White On (300)
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear--Cherry Red (18)
LA Colors Art Deco--Silver Glitter
Nail Brush (Winning Nails by Worldwide #306)

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!!


Friday, December 20

Birthday Nails!

Tomorrow is my birthday!!

Here's a look at the lucky manicure chosen for the special occasion!

You can never go wrong with glitter.

Sinful Colors--Black On Black
Kiss--Gradation Step 3 
Seche Vite Top Coat