Wednesday, March 31, 2010

NOTD~ ChG Grape Pop and Nfu-Oh 51 and Blog Tag!

Hello everyone!  How are you guys!?  I'm about to go to work and school, but before I got I thought I would share with you what's on my nails today! It looks frikken awesome!





One and a half coats of Grape Pop.  Yea you read right.  I was actually disappointed with the formula.
This is pretty color accurate.


MMMmmm


With flash.  This isn't color accurate, obviously, but it does get brighter like this under certain lighting, namely fluorescent lighting.


I kinda like this picture because there's light and shadow in the same pic!  Awesome!

Sorry I didn't get a great picture of the flakes...  They are hard for me to capture for some reason!


The lovely Duckalicious tagged me for a blog award!  Thanks girl!

 

It says to write ten things that make you happy, and then tag 10 bloggers that make you happy.  I'm not going to tag other blogs simply because I've already been tagged on this one, but I will list a quick 10 things that make me happy!

1. My cat
2. Colors
3. Weddings
4. Music
5. My car/driving my car
6. Food
7. My friends and my Dad
8. My blog and blog friends/followers
9. Squirrels
10. Fashion and makeup

Hurray!

Thanks again Duckie =)

~Kelsea

P.S. I'm going to make an 8ty8beauty haul soon for the items for my giveaway.  Does anyone have any suggestions on what to get for the winner?  Or what to get for myself?  Thanks!! =D

Monday, March 29, 2010

NOTD~ Prince Charming by Orly

Hello there!!! =)  Today I am wearing Prince Charming by Orly.  I hear it is an almost dupe for You Don't Know Jacques by OPI, but I don't own that one, so I wouldn't know.  But I do really like Prince Charming, I'm super glad I picked it up.  It was one plus one really thick coat, so two for me, but probably needs three with anyone else.  Haha, like I said, I'm lazy!





Strangely this non-flash picture is the least color accurate.

I love this nail polish.  It looks like milk chocolate, or chocolate milk, or both.  Haha.  Looks delish.  I want to eat my nails!  

I also painted my toes last night with Maybelline's Minty.  I really really like it!  It needed three coats on my big toes, and the brush sucked, but it was totally worth it.  I know and you know my feet are ugly by now, but I will show you this just for the color:


Haha!  I was cropping it to try to make it look not awful, and this is how it turned out.  

I would also like to show you what I wore today, because I thought it was cute!:

Red Orange lips: Maybelline Color Sensational's Coral Crush


My eyeshadows were from the 88 Coastal Scents Warm Palette.  Love that Palette.


Yellow tights, navy bag and stripes on my shirt, and red lips?  Hurray for primary colors!


I know you all wanted to see some of my shoes in the background!  Haha!  (aka I forgot to close the closet)


Not sure where the tights are from, but the shoes are from Target, skirt from Walmart, shirt from H&M, cardigan from Walmart, bag is super old, but probably from Walmart too.  

Hope you enjoyed!  Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

NOTD~ Sinful Colors' Vacation Time

Hello there!

Today I went to Laguna Beach to have lunch with my grandma.  After that my Dad and I went to our favorite mexican restaurant, El Abajeno in LA.  MMM!

Yesterday I bought Sinful Colors Vacation Time, which is very fitting since I am, in fact, on vacation.  It's my first ever Sinful Colors!  Yay!  Then today I bought a Milani Neon, in Rad Purple.  It's a jelly, people.  You need it!  It was the last one of its kind on the stand.  Score.  Stephanie has a great swatch and review of it, you should check that out if you haven't yet.  I also bought Healthy Hoof cuticle cream, because my cuticles frikken suck, man.  I've also bought a bunch of clothes, but I think I'll just wait until I do some outfit of the days to show you what I got =)

Anyway, pictures!

My goodies.


Vacation Time, indeed.  My left hand is finally fixed enough to make an appearance online!





I love this nail polish.  My nails practically painted themselves.  Two easy coats.  Amazing.  This nail polish was worth every cent. (199 cents, to be exact)

I truly love dusty pinks.  I think they are my favorite for my nails, which is pretty safe to say considering I have 4 different dusty pinks now.  This, American Apparel's Rose Bowl, OPI's Baguette Me Not, and NYX Girl's uhh... Something.  I can't remember the name.  I'll need to do a comparison.  Hurray!

Dusty pinks are so The Breakfast Club.  Anyone seen it?  Claire (Molly Ringwald) is wearing a dusty pink on her nails, to match her dusty pink top.  I love the 80's! =D

Speaking of the 80's:


Saw this car on the freeway today!  Haha.  The license plate says Rubix Qb.  SO funny!


This car is nice.  Yes.  BUT!  Kelly Cutrone was the person driving it!!!!  I was waving wildly at her SO excited and she waved back!!  HURRAY!  What a great day =)

I leave to go back to Davis tomorrow.  I'm excited to be back.  I love Davis.  It's such a sweet town.  Plus I miss my friends, and my cat.  Lol.

I'm gonna go eat angel food cake with strawberries and cool whip now =D  Have a great day!

~Kelsea

Monday, March 22, 2010

NOTD~ Color Club's Magic Attraction

Hey!  How's everyone doing?  The weather here is fantastic, so that makes me happy.  I went and hit some balls at the driving range with my dad today, and then we went to lunch.  Then I saw She's Out Of My League with a friend (it was pretty funny) and then saw my dad's friend's new kittens (pictures later) got a new phone, ate dinner, and watch the Bourne Identity.  Pretty good, but not as good as I was expecting.  Oh well!  Yesterday I painted my nails with Magic Attraction by Color Club.

Yea.... I decided not to do any cleanup.  Around the top cuticle there was no need, and I figured it would come off my side cuticles... which it did.


So Magic Attraction looks pale pink in most lights, but it is actually silver glitter, silver holographic glitter, and red glitter, as far as I can tell.


Pretty.


With flash

So of course, today I decided that this crazy glitter was a little too flashy for my outfit.  So I matted it.  Kind of regretting it a little now, looking back on these pictures.






Looks kind of like pebbles or something.  Kind of cool, but not as pretty.

This was three coats.  It needed three coats.  I really like this polish.  Holographic glitter=awesome.

Kitty pictures!


Sorry they're so blurry.  I didn't want to use the flash because I thought it might scare them.  There were two kittens, both leopard like this.  SO CUTE.  They're bengals.  I WANT 8.

Thank you to Brooke of Babbling Brooke for giving me Magic Attraction!  =)

The new phone I got today is called the LG Glance.  It's a pretty basic phone, but I'm ok with that.  All I do is call, text, and take pictures, anyway.  I like that it's gold, though.  And all the buttons work, unlike my last phone!  Haha.  

Have a great day/night/week/whatever,
Kelsea

Sunday, March 21, 2010

NOTD from Babbling Brooke's Giveaway Prize! (ChG For Audrey)

Hey guys!  I won Babbling Brooke's giveaway from a while back.  Well the mail is slow and it came during my finals week.  Therefore, I am posting this now.  I am now on spring break, and sitting in my Dad's living room.  I am wearing China Glaze For Audrey right now, and am about to change it.  But before I do, let me show you a couple pictures of my winnings!

Holy Moly!  Q-Tip travel pack, hand lotion, nail files for days, nail glue, fake nails, nail art stickers, and polish!  SCORE




All the Nail polishes.  2 Maybellines, a Sally Hansen, 3 Pro's, 2 ChG, and 1 Color Club!


SO PRETTY~ Ruby Pumps, For Audrey, and Magic Attraction


Super fun fake nails.  Omg I love the skull ones.

Thank you SO much Brooke!  =D  Totally made my day!


Tucker approves.


For Audrey!  






It completely unintentionally matched my dress! =)

I was excited to get ChG For Audrey because it is supposed to be Tiffany Blue (although I have heard it is a tad off), but wasn't sure if the color would be 'for me.'  But then I put it on and instantly fell in love with it.  It was a little thick, so I thinned it, but the formula was basically fine.  I did two coats and that was perfectly enough, and I absolutely love love love the color now.  It's my new favorite blue, actually.  I don't usually like lighter blues, but this was so creamy and shiny and dusty.  I love it.  It's not a bright crazy blue.  It is a little on the green side, but not enough to be teal.  I love the dusty-ness.  It's a perfect spring color.  I'm super happy I own it!  YAY!  

I'm gonna paint my nails, and then go off to the mall and then go to dinner with some old friends.  I'll have my new NOTD up sometime soon =)

~Kelsea

Sunday, March 14, 2010

I caved. Essence~ What Do You Think?

I hate this polish name.  It's awful.  "What Do You Think?"???  Seriously?  However,  it is an amazing color, applies well (needs three coats, I of course only did two) and is a dollar.  Oh, did I mention it's a Chanel Orange Fizz dupe?  Uhh... Yea.  It is.

Stephanie from Short n Chic has a great review and comparison.  I do not own Chanel Orange Fizz, so I couldn't compare the two.


Tucker approves of this polish.



I'm sorry my cuticles and nails are still so terrible.  Millionails seems to be helping a little.  Maybe I have a nail infection?  I don't know.  But that would really suck.

While I was coloring my children's coloring book with my 64 box of crayola crayons (yea, I still do that sometimes.... I'm 20.  I know.)  I realized that this polish looked a lot like the crayon called "melon".  And since I had not been able to capture it's light orange with a touch of pinky coral color (all my pictures came out too orange) I decided to take a few more with the crayon to try and pick up the color better:




AHHH My cuticles!  =(



Well.  I tried.  I guess you can tell a little better that it's not just straight orange... Right?  RIGHT!?  dammit.


I went to lunch with my x-boyfriend-turned-best-friend today.  We had sushi, at one of our favorite places!  I've known Colin for almost 3 years now, and he is seriously the best.  One of the nicest men I've ever met.


I took a picture of him while I was climbing into his car.  Turned out pretty well.  Look at that beard!  You can't see the whole thing, but I designed and drew that rose and revolver tattoo on his inner left biceps.  It's from his favorite series of books, The Dark Tower by Stephen King.
I love that my art is on him forever! =)

Another picture of Colin and I.  This was 6 months or so ago.  We were dressed up to go out to eat.  We like to dress up and pretend we're rich.  He's super fun, and I mean CMON, LOOK AT THAT BEARD!  Haha.

That's all from me today.  I've been studying for finals lately (which begin on Tuesday).  Although today for dinner my roommate Alison, her boyfriend and I all went to her Mom's house for St. Patrick's Day dinner, which consisted of corned beef and cabbage, irish soda bread, potatoes, and other irish deliciousness.  MMM!  Delish.

~Kelsea

P.S.  To the people who just started following my blog, WELCOME!  And thanks =)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Giveaway

I think I will do a giveaway when I reach 150 followers.  I have 67 right now.  Thank you guys!  You're the best.  You have no idea how happy it makes me when I get a new follower or a comment on a post. =)

Hopefully I'll get there soon, because I'm not gonna order new stuff for myself from 8ty8beauty until I order stuff for my contest.  And I want my stuff NOOWW!  Haha.

So, please follow my blog so that I can give some stuff away!  Thanks,

~Kelsea

P.S.  Millionails seems to FINALLY be starting to work.  I haven't broken a nail since I stopped wearing nail polish (almost two weeks now).  I'm going to resume painting my nails every other day or so after spring break, so two weeks from today.  I can't wait to get back into the swing of things!!!  Hurray!


Tucker says HI.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Haulin' Ass!

MMMM haul!

I had a very difficult midterm in Biology 104 (cellular biology) this morning and to forget my sorrows I went to Sacramento to go shopping!  Hurray!  All in all I spent around $150.  But I got a TON of stuff!

Nordstrom Rack:


My first pair of Steve Maddens =D =D =D  Marked down from $139 to $32.  SCORE.

Urban Outfitters:


My birthday day dress?  From Urban Outfitters.  Sale=$20!

Tights.  I've always wanted tights with the seams down the back!  YAY.  And a belt on sale for $10!

Forever 21:
Oh yes.  The double finger ring.

KA-CAW!

BOOM.  I WIN, Stephanie!  Haha


His head sticks out really far!    Weird to wear lol.  BTW he needs a name.  Any ideas?


Ulta:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance, three lipglosses, a lipliner, and brow powder.  The lip gloss on the bottom right is a plumper.  Tingly!

HURRAY NAIL POLISH!

Sorry Stephanie, I had to get the Chanel dupe.  Had to!!  And Maybelline Minty!  Hurray!





My Dad's birthday present.  He loves Alice In Wonderland.

These are so cool.  $10 for both from Urban Outfitters

My party dress of my birthday night.  I don't know about you guys, but in Davis we take people out on their 21st birthday at midnight.  My birthday falls on a Saturday (April 24th), so the Friday night before I'll be hitting up the bars for the first time as a legal 21 year old!  Yay!

Cute tutu skirt.  The dress looks pretty gross on the hanger, but it's very well fitted and cute on.  I love the cream and black combo, and the high waisted skirt look.  It was only $3 at Walmart (sorry to those of you who hate Walmart!!!)  It's from Miley Cyrus and Max Azria's collection, which I must say, I like.  (Guilty, guilty, guilty.)


Thank you for the advice on my fingernails, I appreciate it!  I hope to have them functioning properly again soon.  Hope you all are having a lovely day =)

~Kelsea