Friday, March 7, 2014

Graffiti Nail Art

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HI!!!! I know, it's been AGES.  Sorry about the hiatus. Micah got sick then I got sick and it just threw off my mojo.  I'm getting it back, little by little :).  My birthday was 2 weeks ago and I couldn't celebrate without doing my nails.  That would've been just blasphemous.

I wanted something bright and fun to help me out of my little funk. These definitely did the trick.  I wuv how these came out.  Super easy to do and now I want ALL of the Formula X for Sephora glitters.  Just look at TNT! Ugh so gorge-balls.

To get this look I randomly sponged Revlon Black Magic over my Revlon Spirit.  Followed by one healthy coat each of Formula X TNT and Mind Blowing.  For an extra pop of color I used neon pink square studs I got from Born Pretty.

I just want to apologize again for vanishing.  Winter does things to me lol. I hibernate and it's inexcusable haha. I'll see you next week with a St. Patricks Day post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Floral Nail Art

Posted by Starlett Approved at 1:12 PM 0 comments
Hey babes!  How is everyone doing? Awesome I hope ;). Today's post is going to be short and sweet because my brain isn't working right now lol. So I'm just going to throw down the picture of my nails here :)
I really love floral designs and I love how these came out. To me the beauty of a floral print anything is in the imperfections.  No need for perfect lines and brush strokes.  Another great thing...you don't need a lot of tools.  You can create a beautiful floral design with just the nail polish brush and a toothpick. 
For these I used a small dotter, a tiny detail brush and a small triangle shaped brush (not sure how to describe it). Here's a list of the polishes I used:

New York Color SideWalkers 
Wet n Wild On A Trip
New York Color Lavender Cupcake
H & M Beauty Bandit
Essie Mesmerize
Essie Bikini So Teeny
H & M Something Blue
Wet n Wild Candy-Licious
New York Color City Sweets Pink
Milani Cosmetics Rapid Cherry
Sephora by O.P.I Caught With My Khakis Down
Sephora Military Jacket

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Red Lips Are A Girls' OTHER Best Friend

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Heeeeeyyyyy, I'm finally doing another lip color post! YAY!!  I felt like it was a little too late to try to do my current fall/winter favorites.  If you don't think so and you want me to do one, let me know in the comments below.  I will definitely oblige.  So I figured with Valentines Day approaching it would be a good time to share with you, all my red lip colors. 
Let's get a closer look at each one...



Sephora Cream Lip Stain Always Red 01 It's the perfect shade of red and has a velvety matte finish.  



Wet n Wild Red Velvet It's so vibrant IRL and has a creamy matte finish.







Wet n Wild Stoplight Red It's very similar to Red Velvet just a little darker.

 





                                                     




Sephora Lip Attitude Chic C13 Best described as a strawberry red with a glossy finish.






Milani Cherry Crave A gorgeous cherry red with a metallic finish.








Wet n Wild megalast liquid lip color Cherry On Top It's a nice deep cherry red when applied.  After it dries it lightens a little bit with a matte finish.








Wet n Wild Cherry Bomb A wine red shade with a cream matte finish.








Milani Black Cherry It's name is the best way to describe it. A vampy black cherry shade with a glossy finish.  







I hope you enjoyed this post, I had fun doing it.  I'm a makeup junkie that gravitates towards lip products and nail polish.  So you will definitely see more posts like this one in the future :).
I was a little iffy about including Black Cherry because it's so dark it looks purple.  I swatched it alongside Red Velvet and one of my purple lipsticks and it looked more red than purple in my opinion.

Which one(s) do you like the most? My personal favorites are Always Red, Red Velvet and Cherry Bomb.

Thanks For Stopping By!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Going with a Classic

Posted by Starlett Approved at 3:45 PM 3 comments
Happy New Year, Beautiful!! 
Hey there, I hope everyone is having a great start to the new year.  2013 ended eh for me, I was sick and it was nasty.  It left me a bit blah, so I decided to do something simple for today's post.  I thought it was only fitting to begin the new year with what started all of this...nail art.  To be more specific leopard print nail art.
In 2011 I reacquainted myself with nail art, after a very long hiatus lol, because I wanted leopard print on my nails.  Now it's a classic nail design, right there with the french manicure.  But always feeling new with the countless number of color combos you can do.  For this design I used O.P.I. Don't Pretzel My Buttons (a serious lemming I'm so happy it's finally mine), Sephora by O.P.I. Caught With My Khakis Down, and China Glaze Mingle with Kringle.  I have a couple gold polishes and Mingle with Kringle is DEFINITELY my favorite.  Do you see it's gorgeousness?  It's the perfect gold!!!  I feel sorry for my other golds because they are seriously about to get neglected lol.  

What was your gateway design into nail art?  I'd love to know, let me know in the comments below.

Thanks For Stopping By!



Friday, December 27, 2013

New Year's Eve Complete Look

Posted by Starlett Approved at 2:38 PM 0 comments
Salutations beautiful, hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. Mine was perfect, I got everything I wanted, great times with family and Micah was the happiest little monster, with all his new toys.  I actually can't believe it's over and we're headed towards the new year, and the biggest party night of the year.

For my last post of 2013, I put together another completed look for you guys.  New Year's Eve makeup, nails and a Polyvore set.  New Year's Eve is all about glitter and bling.  I believe I brought the sparkle lol. Let's just jump right into it, shall we? First up, the makeup...



Ermagerd, I'm soooo happy with the way these came out. The gold is much more intense IRL. I wish you could see it.  To get this eye look I used Stila Eyeshadow trio Gold Glow and Make up Forever Diamond Shadow Diamond Black.  Here's how I used them:


I hope that photo was helpful.  Now you can try this out for yourself if you'd like. This look is so versatile you can pretty much wear any lip color.  You can go bold like I did with purple.  This is Revlon Matte Balm in Shameless...


Or you can wear a classic red, pink or nude lip.  If you're real adventurous even gold, it's New Year's Eve go cray cray lol.

Here's a list of the other products I used.

Eyes
Urban Decay Primer Potion Original
Milani Eye Tech Extreme Liquid Eye Liner Blackest Black
Milani Liquif'eye Metallic Eyeliner Black
Cargo Lash Activator
Milani Total Lash Cover Black


Eyebrows
Wet n Wild Ultimate Brow Kit
E.L.F. Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Mascara Clear


Lips
Revlon Matte Balm Shameless


Face
NYC Smooth Skin Perfecting Primer 684
Revlon Nearly Naked Liquid Foundation Caramel 260
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer Cafe 30
Maybelline Cover Stick Corrector Concealer Yellow Corrects (Highlight)
Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder Medium Deep
Valana Loose Powder Red Amber (Contour)
Nars Super Orgasm
L'Oréal Magic Lumi Highlighter Deep
Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray


Flower Crown Forever 21

Now the nails....


Nothing fancy, just gold glitter polish and rhinestones.  I wanted to use loose gold glitter but my Born Pretty Store order wants to take 2 months to get to me :(.  China Glaze Angel Wings is definitely a gorgeous substitute.  The rhinestones are from Born Pretty Store.

To bring it all together, a New Year's Eve party outfit inspiration. 




This post may suggest otherwise but I actually plan on staying home and ringing in the New Year with my boys.  I live in NYC but I've only gone to a New Year's Eve party ONCE, and I don't ever plan on doing it again lol. 
What are your New Year's Eve Plans?

Thanks For Stopping By!   Happy New Year, See ya in 2014

Friday, December 20, 2013

A Cozy Christmas Complete Look

Posted by Starlett Approved at 1:00 PM 0 comments
Good Tidings babes, it's the last Friday before Christmas. Therefore my last Christmas post for 2013.  This month flew by,  let's not even talk about the year. As you can tell by the title, today's post is a complete Christmas look.  Nails, makeup and even an outfit, a Polyvore outfit :).  
First up,  makeup...

I originally planned on doing a smoky eye look with white eyeshadow and red lips, but I felt it was too glam for this post. I'm staying home this Christmas, cooking for the family and playing on the floor with Micah and all his new toys. So when I saw this tutorial by SunKissAlba, that I had saved in a playlist, I thought it was perfect.  A soft look great for the holidays.  I didn't use the same makeup but did the best I could with what I have.  Here's a list of what I used, I will include specific names if they are available.

Eyes
Urban Decay Primer Potion Original
NYC Kohl Eyeliner White
Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow Heat
E.L.F. 32 piece Geo Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Naked 2 palette Tease
L'Oréal HiP Eyeshadow Duo Wicked
Milani Liquif'eye Metallic Eyeliner Black
Wet n Wild Cream Eyeshadow Black
Wet n Wild Mega Protein Mascara City
Milani Total Lash Cover Black 105

Eyebrows
Wet n Wild Ultimate Brow Kit
E.L.F. Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Mascara Clear

Lips
Revlon Super Lustrous Mauve It Over

Face NYC Smooth Skin Perfecting Primer 684
Revlon Nearly Naked Liquid Foundation Caramel 260
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer Cafe 30
Maybelline Cover Stick Corrector Concealer Yellow Corrects
Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder Medium Deep
Valana Loose Powder Red Amber
Milani Baked Blush Luminoso 05
Milani Illuminating Face Powder Beauty's Touch 03
Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

Now the nails...

It's a Christmas Day Mani Mash-Up!!  I wuv how these came out.  I'm in love with every nail but of course I have a favorite lol, the Santa hat :D. Which is your favorite? I actually have a sparkly Santa hat that I wear every Christmas. This year might be a problem, my afro and hats don't play well together. 

So happy my Ulta package got to me in time.  I was able to incorporate China Glaze There's Snow One Like You into the design. Once you use a white base and a light hand, it's the bomb, I love it. I used it on the Santa hat and the base for the Christmas tree.  What's your take on There's Snow One Like You?

Polishes Used
China Glaze There's Snow One Like You
Sinful Colors Exotic Green
Sinful Colors Nirvana
Sinful Colors Outrages
Milani Yellow Whiz
Sinful Colors Why Not
Ludurana Definida
Wet n Wild Red Red
Revlon Black Magic
Revlon Spirit
Sally Hansen Ice Pop
Milani Jiffy Orange
China Glaze Party Hearty
Nails Inc Covent Garden Market
Sephora by OPI Nail Gems

Lastly,  a Polyvore collage of a cozy Christmas outfit. 

This is pretty darn close to what I will be wearing on Christmas Day. I wish I had the sweater though, it's so flippin adorable.

I really hope you enjoyed this massive post. I had fun putting it together. I plan on doing another one for next week.

Thanks For Stopping By! Happy Holidays <3


Friday, December 13, 2013

A Then and Now Christmas Pt. 3

Posted by Starlett Approved at 2:20 PM 0 comments
Hey lovers, it's the third and final day of A Then and Now Christmas :(.  I had a lot of fun this week with the challenge, I'm sad to see it end.  Very happy to share today's nails with you.   I've been looking forward to doing these since the first day of December lol....CHRISTMAS PRESENTS!!

The original design was done December 7, 2011.  You can check out that post here .  The first time around I stamped my the patterns, except for the thumb, and they didn't show up.   Didn't want that to happen again so I did all the designs freehand this time around.

I'm so in love with the way they came out.  I do want to punch my top coat in the face.  Some of my nails got smeared :(.  I showed my son my nails and he called dibs on the middle, ring and pinky nails lol, which are my favorites :).

Which one is your favorite?  Let me know in the comments ;)

Polishes Used:
Sephora It's Totally Karma
Wet n Wild Red Red
Revlon Spirit
Sinful Colors Envy
Revlon Black Magic
Nails Inc Covent Garden Market
Sally Hansen Gilty Pleasure
Sally Hansen Pacific Blue
Milani Jiffy Orange
Sally Hansen Pumping Iron
Urban Outfitters Silver Holo
Glequins
Sally Hansen Good to Grape

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