Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My New Favorite Nail Ploish: Mint Sorbet

Sally Hansen Xtreme wear in Mint Sorbet

Ive been on the hunt for the perfect mint nail polish because im obsessed with mint everything lol. I was going to buy china glaze nail polish in refresh mint which is $5.99. Then i saw this nail polish (sally hansen xtreme wear) online and i thought i would go look at it in person. its funny because it was out of stock and i got sad but then i saw it in another nail polish section of another brand and it was the last one and i got happy haha funny huh.

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mint Sorbet (No Flash)
It was very cheap for about $2.50 at walmart. When i tried it on i fell in love. its the perfect shade of mint just like the icecream. I personally don't like mint colors that are blue toned i like the green toned. Thats why the picture has no flash because every pic i took in flash looked blue. From what Ive seen on blogs i think mint sorbet is a close dupe to china glaze refresh mint.

I love it because its so true to color and very opaque. i hardly applied a 2nd coat and it is very rich in color. This is the only picture with flash that truly captured the color. i didn't apply a base or top coat and the color has lasted and it hasnt chipped. Amazing! i love it..i wear it everyday.

What is your favorite Nail Polish?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I ♥ Starbucks

Ice Cream

So i bought the strawberries & creme starbucks ice cream and I'm so glad i did because i literally went on an ice cream hunt to look for it lol. i couldn't find it anywhere! until i found it at walmart when they restocked! which gets me kinda angry cause that's the first place i looked and it wasn't there until i went back a 2nd time. i wen to vons, stater bros, and target and no!   lol I'm crazy for ice cream =D

I often get the strawberries & creme frappuccino because when my son sees me with a frappuccino he always wants one & i don't wanna give him anything coffee and this was also the 1st drink i ever got from starbucks because i used to completely hate coffee. So This ice cream tastes just the same if not better than the actual drink. I love it soo much and it has pieces/chunks of strawberries in it which i like. This ice cream is very addicting and i can have it all day because it has no coffee. i don't know about you guys but if i have too much coffee in one day i get tired of taste fast. This ice cream tastes great and it good for the people who dislike coffee. A+++


From May 6-15 starbucks is offering half off frappuccino from 3:00-5:00 which is amazing. i went the 6th and Ive been going everyday to get my frappuccino lol (call me crazy but i love starbucks) I'm really sorry I'm telling u guys all late but i thought u guys might know since it is being advertised online and on t.v but you can still take advantage until the 15th.

So what I've been getting lately is the new mocha coconut frappuccino and the coconut & creme frappuccino which i love and i am obsessed with. I love anything coconut as far as scent and taste so when i saw these i got super excited.
and i believe these are for limited time

i took a quick pic of the coconut & creme so its bad quality.(sorry) as you can see I've already drank a good amount lol and u can see the toasted coconut on top which i love as well. This has no coffee which is good cause my son loves it. This one tastes like sweet coconut milk and even if u don't like coconut then u might still want to give it a try cause my bf hates coconut but he liked this one.

A blend of milk, ice and coconut-flavored syrup, blended and topped with sweetened whipped cream and toasted coconut flakes.

The mocha coconut frappuccino is great as well. I don't have a pic of it because i didn't have my cam with me but it looks just like the picture above the coconut one. This one does have coffee and i love it because you can taste the coconut and the chocolate mmm its so delicious.

Rich mocha sauce and coconut-flavored syrup blended with coffee, fresh milk, and ice. Topped with sweetened whipped cream, mocha drizzle and toasted coconut flakes. 

Starbucks Petites
Cake pops
Left to right: Birthday cake, Rocky road, and Tiramisu 

I don't know if you guys have tried this but u definitely should they are really good and they are perfect to have with your starbucks drink. I don't know how long they have had these out cause i never really look at their bakery section but u should cause they have so many amazing things. My favorite one is the rocky road one and i tried the birthday cake one today which i love too. but I'm a chocolate person so rocky road for me

Price: 1 for $1.50, 2 for $2.50, and 6 for $7.50 (price varies per area)

Birthday Cake Cake Pop:

Vanilla cake and icing, dipped in a pink chocolaty coating with white sprinkles.

Rocky Road Cake Pop:(favorite one)
(I have no picture because i ate it it in the car lol)
Chocolate cake and icing dipped in a dark chocolaty coating, with mini marshmallows and roasted almonds.

Tiramisu Cake Pop:
Vanilla cake and Starbucks® coffee with vanilla icing, dipped in mocha flavored chocolaty coating, with a chocolate coffee bean.  

Check out the starbucks items Here 

Check out The starbucks icecream Here

I hope u starbucks lovers like this post!
what is your favorite thing from Starbucks?

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Fashion Haul

All the stuff that I'm going to show in this blog post wasn't bought all at the same time. Ive been shopping lately and i wanted to include all the stuff in one post instead of making separate posts. I did buy some of this stuff on separate days. All the stuff I've been buying lately are for spring because i have tons of winter clothes and hardly any spring/summer clothes so I've been shopping like crazy lol..... Ok so onto the goodies =)


All this jewelry i purchased from forever 21. Ive been obsessed with their jewelry because its really nice and affordable which i love. I don't like to buy expensive jewelry because i always tend to lose them or break them lol. Ive also been buying a lot of gold because i hardly have any and i think its great for spring because it looks lovely with corals,pinks,greens, and any other bright color. and gold is compliments ladies on the tanner/darker side like myself.

All the necklaces i own are long and very out there so i wanted to buy simple small necklaces. a simple necklace for certain types of shirts that wont look good with long necklaces, for when your wearing big earrings. Because they are so simple they can be worn with any outfit. I really really like them and the best part is that they are very affordable that's why I've been buying lots of these.
$1.50 (gold heart)
$2.80 (silver love heart)
$2.80 (gold Rose)

I'm usually into big dangle earrings but I have noticed that sometimes when my outfit, makeup , or hair is too much or a certain style then its best to wear studs but i never owned any (except when i was little lol). So I'm very glad i bought these because they are very simple but very pretty and it doesn't overdo it. Its nice for when you have a big/extravagant necklace then the earrings tones it down a bit.

Price: $2.80

I bought these because i love the mint/gold combination. I really love them they scream spring lol. The rings i liked very much as well because they come in a set of 3 and they are meant to wear together in one finger and I've always wanted to get some like these but usually they are expensive. but both pieces were affordable
$3.80 (earrings)
$2.80 (rings)

I wanted to show you guys a pic of how beautiful the rings look. I love when you wear multiple rings on one finger but not too many like 2-4. This was one of my favorite purchases and cheap at $2.80



These i bought at papaya not at forever 21. I had to pick up this skirt because I'm really into flower print and its one of the top spring trends and skirts are great for the hot weather. The top is a simple top for those days that i don't want to dress up and i want to keep it simple. i lied it because of the minty blue color.
Prices: $9.99 (skirt)   $3.50 (top)

I didn't want to post this pic because it is very bad quality but i wanted you guys to get an idea of what the color is. with flash the color would look washed out so i took it without flash. so i just bought two spaghetti strap shirts mint and peach color to put under other shirts. i really love these colors.
Prices: $2.50 (mint)    $2.80 (peach)

Thanks for reading =)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

EOS Lip Balm Review

Today i am going to review the eos (evolution of smooth) lip balm in sweet mint. They have different colors and flavors but i chose this one because i love mint. Ive previously purchased the green one called honeysuckle honeydew but i can't show it because i lost it (actually my son "misplaced it" lol). So obviously what caught my attention was the sphere shape and at first it felt weird applying it but you get used to it. I have seen some people  apply it on both lips at the same time but i can't do that. It does have a flat bottom so it can stand alone.

What the site (eos) says:

•  Long-lasting moisture
•  Shea butter & vitamin E
•  Smoothes on clear
•  New smooth sphere precisely glides on to lips
•  Twist-off top
•  Gluten-free
•  Paraben-free
•  Petrolatum-free
•  Phthalate-free

"eos lip balm is 95% organic, 100% natural, and paraben and petrolatum free. Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil, eos keeps your lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth." 

Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Beeswax (Cire D'abeille)*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Natural Flavor, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf/Stem Extract*, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract*, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract*, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract*, Linalool1. 1Component of Natural Flavor. *Organic. Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth. Patent Pending.

summer fruit (pink)
lemon drop SPF 15 (yellow)
honeysuckle honeydew (green)
medicated tangerine (orange)
sweet mint (mint/blue)

When you apply this lip balm it does apply really smooth and because it is mint it does give you that minty/tingling feeling on your lips which i like but i know a lot of people dislike it, but not all the lip balms have it just this one. The smell is kinda minty and it has no particular taste (a lip balm taste i guess lol) .Some cons is that it doesn't provide long lasting moisture, its one of those lip balms that you have to constantly re-apply throughout the day which a lot of people do anyways, and it doesn't contain SPF which is very important during spring/summer, apparently only the lemon drop has the SPF. Another con some people might have is the actual shape because it is kinda bulky so it might be uncomfortable in your pocket but for me it's not a problem since i carry everything in my purse. To me its a regular lip balm, theres nothing special to it and its not great but its not expensive either(got mine for $3) so you can still try it. what i mainly liked is the shape because its unique but the product itself doesn't do wonders. I'm 50/50 on it

Where to buy: Walgreens, Walmart, Rite aid, CVS, and Target.

P.S- I'm sorry i do long reviews but i always want to make sure i cover everything and give u all the info and my honest opinion.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

My Free NYX Gift!!

Hey so today i wanted to share with you guys my free gift that i received in the mail. First of all i want to let you guys know that i am not affiliated with nyx so they didn't send me this to review or for any business purpose. I received this for Easter..some are wondering what?! for Easter?! lol. Some people might know or might not know but on April 23- 24 NYX was having an Easter hunt on their website. The people who subscribed to their email news letter got the email for the egg hunt. So I got excited and i went to the website and i went crazy trying to find eggs and i found 3! so i wrote them an email telling them where i found the eggs and i only told them about two because i didn't know if there was a limit of one egg or not. well at first i thought my price was going to be an online coupon then the next day i got an email back asking for my address for my prize..and i got excited! but then i thought oh they're only going to send me a sample lol
 but i got happy when i saw that they sent me real size products and then i felt dumb lol. I'm guessing they sent me 2 prizes cause i found two eggs? so now i regret not putting down more eggs lol anyways i love my Prize, i got a trio eyeshadow palette in Hippie-chic and a black label lipstick in Debutante.

I like these shades because they are light pastel colors that are nice for the spring season. All the colors are sheer.

The 1st color is a shimmery white

The 2nd color is seafoam blue/green

The 3rd color is a pale lilac color

The colors are nice although I'm not sure exactly how I'm going to work them but I'm sure ill figure it out, there are many looks i can create with these.

I was very excited for this lipstick for two reasons. first because i don't own any of their black label lipstick which i have always wanted and second because I've been wanting to buy a coral lip color for spring. This lipstick shade is a peachy coral. I know it looks orange in the pic but in real life you can see the pink coral.
The color is very sheer as you can see in the swatch so sadly it's not so opaque as id like but its still nice. It reminds more of a lipgloss so i think it would look nicer on top of another lipstick.
but overall its nice to have.

Thanks for reading! and once again i did not receive these products for reviewing purposes i received them as a price for the egg hunt which was really fun!

Many uses for Olive Oil

So many people don't know how great olive oil can be and all the uses there is for it. It's a very handy and useful product to have. Some people might know some uses for olive oil but theres way more than what we know.
First im going to list the beauty uses for olive oil and then other uses for random different things. I didn't figure this out all on my own..i learned by asking around, research on google, and by self experince when i experiment lol. If you start using olive oil as a substitute for others things it can truly be a money saver!

1. Olive oil is good to remove your eye makeup. it's very gentle and moisturizing.
2. comb some oil through your hair to help with frizzy or tangled hair.
3. it's also good as a deep treatment for damaged hair. you can apply it on your scalp and some on the ends of your hair and leave it on for 20 min with a cap on and then rinse. Trust me it makes a difference. you can also apply warm oil on your scalp and then massage for 10 min to promote hair growth. you can use it as a daily conditioner.
4. Some people use it before shaving for a close shave or apply after shaving to soothe skin and moisturize. 
5. you can use a a body moisturizer. you can apply it directly or add a bit to a warm bath. Olive oil is said to prevent cancer and it's great for anti-aging.
6. you can soothe chapped lips by mixing olive oil with melted beeswax/vaseline and apply to lips.
7. Olive oil can be used on your makeup brushes to keep them soft.
8. For dry hands or dry feet, you should apply oil at night and sleep with cotton gloves and/or fluffly cotton socks
9.Soak your fingernails into oil to soften cuticles and to strenghten brittle nails or you can just spply it directly to the nails/cuticles.
10. you can use the oil to create a face/body scrub by mixing olive oil, sugar/sea salt, and honey. I love using this scrub on my face.
11. you can use it on a skin rash or a sun burn
12. I actually read that if you drink a bit of olive oil before bed it prevents snoring. crazy huh? (i should try it on my man lol jk) it also soothes a scratchy throat.
13. It cures an earache if you dab a bit in your ear with a cotton swab.
14. I think the most important use is for cooking. It's very healthy, it promotes good cholesterol, it's good if you have ulcers, prevents gallstones, and it has many antioxidents that are said to prevent cancer.

There are so many more uses for olive oil that i can go on and on but i don't want ton because it's a pretty long list already lol. If your planning to use olive oil for a beauty purpose and you don't want to smell like kitchen lol or you don't like the smell of the oil then you can apply lavender oil or rose oil to cover the smell. But i don't think olive oil has a strong unpleasant scent but it is nice to have a lovely scent if it's going to be used on the skin or hair.

P.S- if you know of any other uses for olive oil then you can go ahead and post it in a comment. I would like to know what you guys use it for.