Friday, June 29, 2012

BOTM - July 2012

Heyyyyyyy guys! Today I'm staring a monthly post titled Blogger of the Month. Every month (at the beginning of the month) I'll be posting a blogger who I just love and I think you should check out. So, as you can see I am starting almost two days early because I have something fun to post Sunday and I'm too excited to wait until Saturday. I'll talk a little bit about the blog I am featuring in the post, give a link, and all month long I'll have a picture link on my sidebar you can click anytime you want to see my BOTM. I'm also thinking about having a tab with past BOTMs in the future. Let me know what you all think of this! I kind of stole the idea from Cuti-CLUE-les herself :P

Okay, so I already told you who I'm featuring this month but I do want to talk a little bit about her and her blog! I originally found Roisin (cuti-clue-les) when she followed my blog, she was one of the first people (if not the first) to follow my blog who wasn't a part of my family. Pretty big deal! Anyway I started following her blog and just became pretty good friends with her. She's really sweet and has creates gorgeous blog posts. I practically talk to her everyday on twitter! Anyway back to her blog, she's been participating in a summer challenge for a while now and if you visit her blog you'll see she has some incredible nail art. Seriously, I'm so jealous! One of her and my favorites was her snoopy nails she just posted yesterday (I think) so that's what I used for her link! Isn't she amazing? Anyway, she's also been getting into beauty reviews wich I love, they're very thorough and honest which I admire. I swear you will not regret visiting and following her blog because her posts are just awesome! Also, she's just a really great person and I'm glad to call her a friend! You can either click on the link below or her picture link on the left sidebar! :D


What do you guys think of this BOTM idea? Do you have any other feature ideas?

- xoxo Alexis Leigh

China Glaze - Dorothy Who?

Hi everyone (again), I originally scheduled a makeup post for today but I'm trying to resolve issues with the video right now (third party crap because I used a song, long story short). Hopefully it'll be up this weekend if not the beginning of next week! I couldn't leave you with no post today so I decided to show you guys China Glaze - Dorothy Who? which I bought and tweeted about recently :)

This is suchhhhhh a gorgeous color! If you don't already know it, blue if my favorite color (although I do love many other colors as well), it's just so pretty! Dorothy Who? it's a blue jelly(?) base with tons of blue fine glitter throughout. It was opaque in just 2 easy coats. You can see some vnl in the pictures but it's pretty non-existent in real life. Any blue/glitter lover should definitely own this in my opinion. Also, this is my first China Glaze! Seriously! I really loved the formula and obviously the color so I will no doubt buy from their brand again. In fact, I ordered one of the colors from their new summer neon collection already, can you guess which one it is? If you follow me on twitter you probably already know!

Colors Used: China Glaze - Dorothy Who? 2 coats, NYC In a New York Minute - Top coat 2 coats.

AHHHHH I adore this color! I guess I should just mention that because of the glitter I had to use the foil method to remove this. Tutorial will be posted very soon! Video is done, I'm just waiting on posting if for some reason haha! When do you guys think I should post it?

- xoxo Alexis Leigh

Thursday, June 28, 2012

F4 - Emerald City & Chunky Cow

Hi everyone! On Tuesday I showed you two of the four polishes I recieved from F4 Polish. Today I have the other two! The previous colors, mint chocolate chip and martini olive, were more opaque than the two I'm showing you today. I think with enough coats these two could become opaque but I'd say they're better suited as topcoats for layering. Okay let's get to it!

To start off I have Chunky Cow. This is 1 coat layered over Orly - Passion Fruit (2 generous coats). As you can see you get a pretty good glitter payoff, meaning there's a really good decent amount of glitter on my nail after just one coat. I didn't really place the white glitters and I was fine with it but if you like a more "uniform" appearance I'm sure it wouldn'd be too difficult to place them. I really love this colors. I didn't know how much I loved black and white glitter until I got this, it's so versatile! Yes, I did just jump on the black and white glitter bandwagon.

Here is Emerald City! As I said earlier both of these colors are better suited as toppers, here I have it alone with 3 coats on my pinky and middle finger. On my index and ring finger I have 1 coat layered over Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Golden-I. I think they both look good but personally I like it layerd better. Application was extremely easy. Clear base with blue green(ish blue) fine glitter if I'm not mistaken and gold square glitter. 

Overall I have to say, I love F4 Polish! The formulas for all of these polishes was really fantastic. I had no issues at all with them, I really love them! The colors I showed you today are also really great because they're layering polishes which means enless combinations!

Would I buy them? Yes, yes, yes! I want them allllll!

Where are they sold? You can buy F4 polishes from the lovely sisters Jenn, Lacey, and Lexy on their Etsy shop. In fact, they just added some new polishes which I'm drooling over right now. They are $8.00 for 15ml bottles.

Additional Info: All of F4's bases are big 3 free. They're packaging is adorable, I love the rhinestone for the O in polish, it's so girly and fun! The sisters (I'm not sure which I was talking to any of the times lol) are also so incredibly sweet!

What do you guys think of these polishes, would you buy them? Which were you favorite?

- xoxo Alexis Leigh

The products in this post were sent to me for my unbiased, honest review. For more information visit my Disclosure Policy.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Summer Hair With a Twist

Hi guys! I hope you enjoyed yesterday's indie review, the other half of it will be posted tomorrow!

Anyway, as you all probably remember I expressed that I would be doing more hair posts and well here's my first one since that! I had this in my sketch/idea book for a while and just got around to filming it now. I apologize that I'm in the way often for the video, I didn't realize it until after and I didn't have time to film it over. I hope you all still enjoy this and understand it! :D Let me know what you think!

If you have any questions, as usual leave them in the comments or contact me some other way, there's a lot of ways! :) Here's some pictures of how it turned out!

If you have a hair idea please let me know in the comments, I'm now always bursting with amazing ideas, you know ;)

- xoxo Alexis Leigh

My Guest Post

Hi again! I have a guest post over at Megan's blog, Painting Rainbows! There's starfish involved.


Sneak peek, and bonus, my inspiration! :D

P.S. there'll be a hair post tomorrow!

 - xoxo Alexis Leigh

F4 - Mint Chocolate Chip & Martini Olive

Hi guys! Lot's of exciting stuff happening this week and one of those things are the F4 Polishes I received for review! These were actually the first indie polishes I had in my collection ever and they're so gorgeous so I'm excited to show them to you. Here are two of the four I received, the other two will be posted later on in the week :)

First one (and first one I swatched) is Martini Olive. I absolutely love this color, I couldn't really pick a favorite from the ones I got but this one is definitely up there! It's a sort of murky olive green base with black micro glitter, and gold and silver holographic fine glitters. Personally I couldn't see the gold holo glitter as much as the sliver. It's gorgeous nonetheless but I'd double up on your Gelous (I only used 1 coat but it would've looked better to add another.) because the holo glitter in here does give it a gritty texture. Swatches are 3 coats.

No topcoat, here you can see the texture.

The second one I'll be showing you is Mint Chocolate Chip. I love this color! We've been seeing a lot of mints and variations of that lately so this is a nice fresh twist on the trend. I used 3 coats and no topcoat for the pictures below although I think if you're careful you may be able to get away with two coats. MCC is a minty creme base with glossy micro black glitters throughout. I had no settling issues but I gave it a good roll in case.

 How many pictures are acceptable for swatches? Haha I think I went a little bit overboard with that.

Overall I really like these polishes. Formula was easy, no clean up was necessary and the shades were gorgeous and very visually interesting!

Would I buy them? Absolutely! I have the mini bottles so I'll definitely have to purchase the full size when mine run out!

Where are they sold? You can buy F4 polishes from the lovely sisters Jenn, Lacey, and Lexy on their Etsy shop. In fact, they just added some new polishes which I'm drooling over right now. They are $8.00 for 15ml bottles.

Additional Info: All of F4's bases are big 3 free. They're packing is adorable, I love the rhinestone for the O in polish, it's so girly and fun! The sisters (I'm not sure which I was talking to any of the times lol) are also so incredibly sweet!

- xoxo Alexis Leigh

The products in this post were sent to me for my unbiased, honest review. For more information visit my Disclosure Policy.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Nail Polish Wishlist Button & Tutorial

Okay I know it's too early in the morning to get emotional but some things just need to be done. I just wanted to thank you all so much for your overwhelmingly kind and encouraging response to my post the other day where I talked about the direction I wanted to take my blog. I was confident in my decision to do hair posts but I wasn't confident about how you'd react so basically, that was my biggest fear if you will out of that post. Thank you all so much for supporting and following me and I'm so appreciative of all of you! :) Okay, blotting my tears, let's get on with this.

Hello, hello! Today I have a pretty cool tutorial for you. Well, I mean all of my tutorials are cool but this one is different. How you ask? Well, because I'm about to get nerdy. Yeah, I am.

Some of you may have seen my little "wishlist" button on the right sidebar of my blog. You're all scrolling down to look at it, aren't you? Well if you click on it it'll bring you to my nail polish wishlist I created on wished.it which I posted about before (tutorial where I show you how to sign up and use wished.it). So, even though no one asked, I'm going to show you all how to get a wishlist button of your own and have it link to you own personal nail polish wishlist on wished.it! First of all, this is my picture taken by me in case any of you were wondering so I am giving you permission to use it as long as you don't remove the watermark. In retrospect, the size of this button on your blog will probably be small so people won't be able to makeout my url extremely easily but it does help to direct them to my blog for this tutorial in case they do happen to see it. Thanks in advance, guys! :D

Okay first things first, you're going to need to save this image to your computer. It does have rounded white edges so say if you're putting this button on a blog with a black background the white parts on the corners will show up. If that's a problem for you, leave a comment and I will add a picture with no rounded corners as well as black corners so it still looks rounded on a blog with a black background. Okay, back to business. You'll also need a wished.it account, it's extremely easy to sign up and hey! it's also free! Just go here to be brought to my tutorial on how to sign up and use the site. After you sign up (or if you already have an account) follow the directions in the video I made under the wishlist picture. It was much easier for me to explain in video form than words. Under the video is all of the links you'll need to do this. :) Feel free to enlarge the screen and I'm almost positive it's in HD.

 Blog Layout
Script Generator to get your code
wished.it for your wishlist url
Photobucket for the direct link code of the wishlist image Here's my direct link code that should work for you: http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff410/aszymanski4/blahhh/1-DSC_0517.jpg
to be safe you could save the image, upload it yourself, and then copy the direct link but you could also use mine. Keep in mind if you ever delete the image/album the code will be broken and the button won't show up. So, in the end using my direct link may be easier since I will most likely never delete my button. It's up to you!

I hope this works for you and you like it! Leave me a comment with the link if you used it or if you have a question, also leave it in the comments and I'll help you out! :)

- xoxo Alexis Leigh

Sunday, June 24, 2012

My Week (4)...

My week on instagram...

1 Lucie's mini rainbow bday cake Hay and I made her on the 15th
2 Sneak peek at my nails (indie topcoat). Post coming soon
3 Lucie (bottom left), Soph and I at the doctors. Poor Lu had to get a shot :(
4 Bought two polishes, Orly - Passion Fruit and China Glaze - Dorothy Who?
5 Me wearing SH - Pacific Blue and Orly - PF (see it here)
6 Did my aunt, Steph's nails yesterday. Used SH - Pacific Blue, China Glaze - Dorothy Who? and NYC for the silver part, forget the name right now.
7 Better picture of her nails. I thought they turned out so pretty!
8 Bonus pic. Kind of old, Emma was riding on a horse and the helmet fell over her face lol

Did you guys do anything special this weekend?

- xoxo Alexis Leigh

Friday, June 22, 2012

Addressing my Thoughts

Hi guys, I know I already posted today but I just wanted to post something that's been on my mind for a while. As some of you may or may not know, I originally started this blog to be a bit of everything I liked. Most of the things fell into the beauty category but I also enjoy cooking, crafty/dorky things, and different forms of art like drawing and photography. At the time I didn't know much about blogging at all, I sort of just jumped into it with a very naive mindset I guess you could say. Anyway, I read a post by a fashion/diy blogger I like who mentioned that just because you like something doesn't mean you should or have to write and blog about it. For obvious reasons that really weighed heavy on me. I was trying to do it all just because I liked it but in the end I couldn't keep up with all of it and some things I just wasn't as good writing about. So, I recently changed things around a bit. I revamped my site, changed the tabs, and added some new features to start fresh and really find my niche in this huge beauty blogging world.

So, why am I rambling on about this? Well, here comes some more rambling... A friend of mine had recently started doing posts that weren't related to nails like beauty reviews and she received hardly any response from her usually "chatty" followers. I knew instantly why that made me upset, I started as a beauty blogger, doing reviews and hair stuff with just a few nail posts. I always talked about and tried to continue posts with hair tutorials, makeup looks, and beauty reviews but ultimately nails kind of took over my blog. It was just easier to post about. I didn't need to use a model's hair (in my case my usually unwilling sisters lol) or fail miserably at attempting to take photos of my makeup (why is it so hard for me to take pictures of my makeup?!) all I had to do was do my nails and take a few pictures. Don't get me wrong, I love nails, nail blogs, and anything to do with nails but I'm also doing something that I never wanted to do. I'm turning my entire blog into a nail blog. My newest followers are following my blog because of my nail posts (pretty sure) because many don't even know I do hair posts or makeup posts. And I know it is my fault, I didn't frequently post about those subjects so how were you all supposed to know I enjoyed posting them and wanted to?

Okay, all that rambling has finally brought me to my point. I want you all to know that I'm going to try my hardest to frequently post hair posts (not sure about as frequent makeup posts right now).

Now, I was most nervous about telling you all this because you followed me for my nail posts and I didn't want to take that away. I was talking about it with my mom and she simply told me to do whatever I wanted because it was my blog. I tried to argue that it wasn't that simple but you know what? She is right. Well, we knew that was coming but still, I started this blog to share things that I'm passionate about, what good would it do if I stopped doing that just because I was scared of what you all would think? Of course, I do care what you think but in the end blogging is what makes me happy and if I sacrifice that for you then the content I produce won't be filled with passion and eventually you'll lose interest too.

Okay I know this is long but I just want to reiterate a few things so no one is confused. I will continue doing nail posts because I love it but I will also be posting hair things and maybe a few other beauty related things. I want to know what you all think because I care but like I said, I'm still going to post what I'm passionate about. I just want you all along on the journey!

I hope I didn't confuse you or say anything contradictory. There were a million thought and things I wanted to say so it was a bit hard to stay on track! I love you all and I hope you'll support me in the decision :)

- xoxo Alexis Leigh

EOS Lip Balm Review

Hi guys! Today I have a pretty exciting post, my first ever review (well that I received from a company directly)!!!!! I know I usually do nail posts but doing a beauty post unrelated to nails feels like I'm getting back to my roots but let's save that for another post.

A few weeks ago I received 3 lip balms from EOS. I love their products (I used to have sweet mint but the little sister ruined it) and their unique packaging so I was super excited to try out some more of their stuff! I'm going to go over each lip balm separately but they're all alike in most ways. I got Sweet Mint, Summer Fruit, and Medicated Tangerine. Kind of funny little tidbit, my little sister, Lucie who's two saw these and kept calling them eggs which totally makes sense; they look like cool colored dinosaur eggs or something! Anyway...onto the reviews under the picture! :)

Sweet Mint (mint colored "egg") is up first! The smell on this one was just as the flavor says, it smelled sweet but minty and fresh. It feels and smells really clean like after you just brush your teeth, just a little bit tingly but not enough to be uncomfortable. I love the way it applies, it goes on really smooth, not too thick and not too thin. I found myself reapplying all the flavors because they smelled and felt so good! Basically this is just a really clean and fresh lip balm, possibly the most moisturizing out of all three but it was close.

Summer Fruit (red/coral) is no doubt my favorite scent out of all three. I can't even pinpoint the exact fruity smell that's there but it's so amazing! It smells extremely flirty and summery. Oh my goodness, I seriously could not stop smelling it! I would take it out and smell it so often I wouldn't even put it on every time, I'd just inhale the fruity goodness. They all applied the same, buttery but definitely not greasy.

Medicated Tangerine (orange) doesn't sound extremely yummy, does it? I was really surprised when I smelt it because it was much more pleasant than I had thought it would be. There's a little bit of a medicine smell in there but it also smells orange-y and kind of creamy if that's even possible. As you might be able to guess, this lip balm is anti-bacterial so it protects against bacterial contamination. I think this is a great lip balm if you're going to be kissing cute little baby faces or someone else...*wink wink* it keeps you and the other person protected against icky bacteria. Like sweet mint and summer fruit this applied wonderfully.

Overall they're "performance" was pretty much the same. Though each one does have it's individual benefits. They're packaging may be a bit tricky to fit in your pocket but great to find in a purse! I love the sphere shape because it's really easy to apply all over your lips. Of course they're gorgeous colors and shape gives them a few more points in my book! Here's some more benefits, EOS is not tested on animals and they're lip balms are all 100% natural and 95% USDA-certified organic! They have great ingredients in them like vitamin E which provided antioxidant protection, smooths and heals, shea butter which softens and nourishes, and jojoba oil which provides long-lasting moisture. I know, you're already sold but one more plus, their lip balms are also petrolatum and paraben-free, yay!

And now the million dollar question, Would I purchase it? I'd say yes, absolutely yes! I myself am a chapstick junkie but finding one that actually works and that I don't have to apply every 5 minutes is a difficult task! However, in EOS lip balms I have definitely found my favorite chapstick/lip balm. I also think the price is really affordable so I'd have to problem paying $3.29 for one of these babies! If I had to pick just one I'd say Summer Fruit just because it smells the yummiest :)

Where is it sold?  If you're looking to purchase some of these awesome lip balms you can get them in Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Duane Reade, drugstore.com, or their website, evolutionofsmooth.com and they retail for about $3.29! Pretty reasonable for their quality in my opinion!

- xoxo Alexis Leigh

The products in this post were sent to me for my unbiased, honest review. For more information visit my Disclosure Policy.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Copy Cat

Hey guys! Today I have a mani I did last night with a few of the new polishes I got yesterday! I had heard a lot about Sally Hansen - Pacific Blue so I decided I must get my hands on it. I totally copied Ivana from Ivana Thinks Pink and did a PB and Pink accent mani. It looked so pretty on her I of course had to try it!

Oh my goodness, these were two of theeeeee worst colors to photograph. Neon hot pink and bright blueish purple, afalsjfepoiasd. I seriously want to smack the picture because it just didn't turn out right, and what good would smacking a picture do? Anyway, Pacific Blue pulls way more purple in real life and Orly - Passion Fruit does not have that much orange/streaky/bad spray tan mess in reality. Cray camera.

Colors Used: Gelous, (thumb, ring, and pinky) Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Pacific Blue 2 coats, (index and middle) Wet n' Wild - French White Creme 1 coat, Orly - Passion Fruit 2 coats, NYC In a New York Minute - TC 1 coat.

Do you guys like it better when I list "Colors Used" under all the pictures or when I put the names of each polish in bold? Which is easier to identify and whatever? Haha, just let me know in the comments or if you have a better idea than the ones I just said tell me that too!

Yay, it's almost the weekend, any plans?

Oh and OMMMGGGG I have some super exciting posts coming up, seriously, be excited.

- xoxo Alexis Leigh

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Military Chic

I feel like "Military Chic" is just the designated name for things with olive green, gold and black, don't you? I really couldn't think of anything else even somewhat relative or creative though so that's what you get!

Today you get a tape manicure. In case you're wondering, to make my black arrows I cut a triangle out of tape, placed the piece of square tape with the triangle cut out near my cuticles and the tape triangle a little bit above that (making sure the points of the arrows were even) so that it created an arrow or whatever that black thing is! :) I feel like this probably doesn't make much sense but I do hope you understand!

 Colors Used: Unamed Franken, (accent nails base) Sally Hansens Xtreme Wear - Golden-I 2 coats, (accent nails arrow) Wet n' Wild - Black Creme, NYC In a New York Minute - TC.

I hope you guys liked this! I enjoyed wearing it, it was simple but still chic and fun :)

As always pleaseeeeee leave comments or email me or whatever for suggestions, I don't always have tons of ideas floating around my head so your creative brains could really help me out! :D

- xoxo Alexis Leigh

Monday, June 18, 2012

My Experience With Copious & an OPI

Hi guys! Today I wanted to talk to you about a website and seller I recently purchased from. If you don't want to hear about what I think of this website (I'm sure you'll want to!) then swatches of the polish I bought are at the bottom! :)

Not too long ago I signed up for this website called Copious through Chelsea at The Nail Network. This may be hard to believe but the only reason I really signed up was because you got a $10 credit to use on their site and of course after I saw that I signed up in no time. Okay now about the credit, you're probably thinking, "There must be a catch!", right? Well yes there is, kind of. Once you place your order, no matter how little the amount of the item you're purchasing is under the credit you have to pay 1 cent. Copious requires a minimum purchase of 1 cent so that's the reason why you have to pay that even if your credit covers your purchase. Pretty small catch, huh? So what is Copious? Well, it's sort of like a cross between two other websites I know because you can sell handmade items as well as purchased items. Kind of like the best of both worlds! One of the things I'm still not sure I love is how Copious measures the seller's reliability. If I am correct, their customer ratings depend on how many social connections they have, like facebook and twitter. Anyway I had an extremely good experience purchasing from them. I purchased my bottle of OPI - Jade is the New Black from Chole who sells mainly polish. She sent me my bottle wrapped in that plastic foamy stuff (I don't remember what it's called) and bubble wrap with a pink/blue emery board free of purchase! The polish arrived safe and super quick! I'd definitely purchase from Copious and Chole again! Oh shoot, just thought of one more con, I'm almost positive they only ship in the US :( Sorry you lovely international ladies! If you live in the US and do want to sign up, here the code you can use (it sometimes not always gives me $5 credit. I think only if you make a purchase with your own money for the first time I get the credit, idk.) http://copious.com/invites/4fccb5f78451e068fa000fa7

Package, emery board & wrapped up polish, two pictures of the color.

Now onto the color I bought! The formula is very thin and made a bit of a mess but was pretty easy to cleanup. I love, love, love the shade! It reminds me of the forest and Christmas trees but not necessarily Christmas if that makes sense. basically I don't look at it and think, "Holiday color".

Colors Used: NOPI - Base Coat Plus, OPI - Jade is the New Black 3 coats.

 Here's the code again in case you didn't click it before!http://copious.com/invites/4fccb5f78451e068fa000fa7

- xoxo Alexis Leigh

Sunday, June 17, 2012

My Week (3)...

My week on instagram...

Steak, baked potatoes, and salad for dinner. Thanks Dad :)

 OPI - Jade is the New Black

 Tried to do blue ombre tips, they turned green and not ombre T_T

Lucie's BDAY!!! She woke up while me and Hale were
making her rainbow cake at 12:16am 

Lucie and her cousin Jackson's bday party at the waterpark 
Hay Hay made pancakes for dad on father's day this morning! :)

What did you guys do this weekend?

- xoxo Alexis Leigh

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Drip Mani Tutorial

Morning all you pretty people! Or whichever time greeting is most appropriate just stick that in there. Before I get on to the post I need all of your help. I am feeling so uninspired lately and I know you all are fantastic and bursting with ideas so please send some my way! It can be nail art, hair styles what ever I just need some ideas! I really do want to do more hair tutorials though because even more than nails, that's a passion of mine. You can use the little email icon on the right top sidebar or my contact page at the bottom...orrrr you can just copy and paste my email address into your email page: xoxoalexisleigh@hotmail.com .

Now onto the nails, it's simple, straightforward, and pretty sweet. You can easily modify and tweak the colors or background to fit your mood or personality but here's my easy and quick rendition.

Tools: dotting tool/bobby pin or something that makes dots, nail polish (as many or as little as you'd like), scrap paper or something to put the polish on.

1. (optional) Paint your nails with a basecoat and let dry.
2. Creat a few dots on your nail using your dotting tool, keep in mind these will be your drops so place them as close or as far away from the bottom of your nail as you want.
3. Using the polish brush drag the color from the dot you just made, up to the end of the nail. If you are using a thick brush like the OPI pro-wide use the side of it.
4. Next, using the same nail polish brush (or a nail art brush if you want to get real fancy and precise) fill in the top portion of your nail in an irregular line. Does that make sense? The picture explains it better.
5. I'm actually not sure why there's two pictures of the same thing haha 4 and 5 are the first dots completed.
6. Second nail done using the same technique.
7. All finished!
8. Apply a coat of topcoat or two to level the nail art with your actual nail and you're done!

Colors Used: NOPI - Base coat Plus, index and middle fingers Ulta - Wild Night, ring and pinky Franken, I forget the top coat used here, sorry.

Have a super duper fantastic amazing weekend! Also hint: some of the exciting posts coming up will include a trend (not nail art related) people have been raving over lately. Can you guess what it is? Roisin, you're not aloud to guess!

- xoxo Alexis Leigh

Thursday, June 14, 2012

100th Post & Pink Mini Spam

Hi everyone! I hope you're having a lovely week! Today is my 100th post, so exciting! Not sure exactly why it's so exciting but it totally is! Thank you guys for reading, following, and commenting on my posts. I love you all (too soon?) and seeing your comments makes me so happy! So I actually didn't pay attention to the fact that today was going to be my 100th post so I didn't prepare anything special. In fact I had a post in mind that would work but somehow I lost the pictures! :( So sad. Anyway here's some pink spam which may not be qualified as spam since there's really only about three posts or something haha I hope you still like it!

First up a blue-toned pink franken I made. 3 coats. I loved this color so much! Too bad I totally crapped it up by trying to make more of it in the same bottle (it was running super low) and it turned into a purple colors. Still pretty but I wish I had this too! First and last picture with flash. Just remembered, this is also the color I used as my base for my Sugar Spun Nail Tutorial Video!

Sun, no flash

Accent nail with Revlon - Whimsical, 3-4 coats. 


Is this pink? Not really, but I like it so I included it! Not really a SpaRitual, just used the bottle to make this punchy watermelon franken on my index and middle fingers. The other fingers were Wet n' Wild - Sunny Side I believe the name is, 3 coats. I'm blanking right now.

OPI - I'm Indi-a Mood For Love 2 coats dries so totally strange. I think it's because I added polish remover to it a while ago when I didn't know it was actually bad. Still a pretty pink. In the last pic for this color you can see my ring finger is bright pink and my middle is darker and you can see my nail line, bright ring is wet, dark middle is dry.

Here's Revlon - Whimsical layered over the OPI above. The middle finger accent nail got weird. I used a q-tip to dab on diff colors like light blue, light pink and some others and cotton started to stick to my nail from the q-tip. I just rolled with it and applied 2 coats of topcoat to rid my poor finger of the strange texture. This my friends, was a fail.

And bonus, here's a picture of me I took a long time ago (heavily edited as you can see). I probably thought I was cool or something.

- xoxo Alexis Leigh