Monday, January 31, 2011

Is That A Snake?

I'm back for a second post for the day and tonight, I had the chance to play around with OPI Black Shatter nail polish from the recent Katy Perry and Serena Williams collection.

I tried putting Black Shatter on top of a silver, pink, nude, taupe polish, but I ended up with this beautiful blue-ish green called Cuckoo for this Color from the OPI Swiss Collection.

If you are not familiar with Black Shatter, it is a matte top coat that has a "shatter" finish. I would recommend putting another top coat like Seche Vite, or any top coat you guys have to bring out the shatter effect more. I wish OPI would make more Black Shatter in different colours in the future, which I know it won't be called "Black Shatter" anymore.

Before I show you my nails, I just wanted to share with you a recent jewelry purchase. I bought a vintage ring two days ago. I love how this looks- simple, chic, black and vintage. It goes with every outfit.

Here is the ring that I'm talking about.

It's adjustable which I love because I have slim fingers. I'm a size 5-6. How do you like the ring?
and here are the polishes I used for this nail look.

OPI Cuckoo for This Color, OPI Black Shatter

My Snake-ish nail

If you look it from far away it looks black, but it looks stunning when the lights hits it

Are you going to purchase Black Shatter? Ir did you already purchase it?

So, I did 16 blog posts for the month ot January! not bad at all.

Let's welcome February with a smile. :)

Thanks for reading,

xo, Kim

Top 8 Favorite Lipsticks

and..the majority are from MAC.

I'm not going to say sorry just because I really love MAC lipsticks(I love their finishes, especially Cremesheens and Mattes). There might be many contenders like GOSH, NYX, Revlon, and Chanel, but I prefer MAC's formulation better.

I won't blab anymore and show you guys my Top 8 Favorite Lipsticks.

I put my most used lipsticks in this lipstick rack. I bought this for only $2- what a deal hey? It fits 12 lipsticks, but I will only show 8.

So, here they are:

(Photo above)From left to right: MAC Hue, MAC Snob, MAC Viva Glam Cyndi, Gosh Darling, Revlon Soft Nude, MAC Peachstock, MAC Shy Girl and MAC Creme D' Nude

Hand swatch: MAC Hue, MAC Snob, MAC Viva Glam Cyndi, , Gosh Darling, and Revlon Soft Nude(swatch in next photo)

(Photo Below) Revlon Soft Nude, MAC Peachstock, MAC Shy Girl, MAC Creme D' Nude

There you go, now you know what lipsticks I use often.

Here are other lipticks I would like to try:

-MAC Impassioned, MAC Girl About Town, MAC Ruby Woo, MAC Fleshpot

Please suggest any lipsticks that you like. I would love to try them out(any brand). Thanks :)

So what are your top 5 favorite lipsticks?

Have a wonderful week and thank you for reading. Don't forget to follow me on Twitter :)

xoxo, Kim

Friday, January 28, 2011

Haul: OPI Polishes Oh Yea!

So, guess what!?

I went to purchase the new Katy Perry and Serena Williams OPI collection and I will be showing them to you.

So, I tried to stay away from videos and blog posts about the new OPI nail polish collection, but obviously I FAILED. I thought that I can resist such pretty glitter polishes and that Black Shatter polish that everyone was talking about. Two days ago, I was browsing some beauty blogs and came across a pretty swatch of the Black Shatter polish and I watched Michele1218's(I think you guys all know her) video and she said that the new Katy Perry Teenage Dream polish knocked Mad as A Hatter(from Alice in Wonderland collection) away. That made me really curious and I just gave up and went to the mall this morning to purchase Teenage Dream, but came out from the store with three.

At first, I thought my salon ran out of Black Shatter because it wasn't there with the Katy Perry collection, but there it was sitting inside a box with Simply Smashing from the Serena Williams collection. I fell in love with the shade and bought the pack for only CAD$15.00(not bad, hey?) So, I can say that I'm a very happy camper now.

Here are some photos and swatches of the three polishes.

The OPI Serena Williams collection
- Black Shatter
- Simply Smash-ing

OPI Katy Perry Teenage Dream, Simply Smash-ing, and Black Shatter

Glitter polishes are LOVE :)

Teenage Dream(One coat)- so you guys can see that you can see the yellowness of my nails which is gross, I KNOW!

Teenage Dream with a nude base

Teenage Dream with two coats

Teenage Dream with Pink base

Serena Williams Simply Smashing- one coat
two coats

Black Shatter with Simply Smash-ing- I actually didn't like Black Shatter at first when I tried it on my nails, but I gave it another chance and I like it now.

Black Shatter dries out matte

with top coat- Seche Vite

So, you guys saw my OPI nail polish haul. I would recommend all three polishes just because I think they are all unique(especially Black Shatter and Simply Smash-ing).

Did you guys buy any polishes from Katy Perry and Serena Williams collection? Share them with us.

Have a good Friday


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I Like Neon Socks

This might be nothing to you, but I would like to profess my love for anything neon.

Neon lips are so in for spring, neon tops and matte lipsticks as well. Those are the obvious ones, but I will share with you my newly purchased socks. Yes, you guys heard me right, they may not be seen or people might not care what you wear down there hidden somewhere in your shoes, but I love my new neon-patterned socks.

I bought 4 packs(20 pairs of socks!) at Footlocker(I'm not sure if they have Footlocker in other parts of the world, but I'm pretty sure they have it in U.S. and Canada). They retail for CAD$12.99 each and they are buy one get one 50% off. I bought 2 packs of plain neon ones and 2 packs of the patterned socks. They also have a neon polka dotted ones, but they're out in my store.

I don't know about you guys, but I tend to misplace my socks most of the time which is weird, I know. I will try not to misplace these pretty ones.

So, here are some photos I took last night.

What do you guys think of the neon trend going on for spring/summer? I'm really excited to try out neon lips with matte lipsticks.

Have a nice day and thanks for reading

xo, Kim

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Braid It!

This is random, but sometimes I wish I'm BLONDE! I don't know why, but I would love to have blonde hair.

Remember last summer when Boho braids were so in because of Lauren Conrad, Nicole Richie, Mary Kate Olsen, and all those celebrities? Well, winter is almost...well over(2 more months) and we will say hello to spring very soon. I would love to sport these braided hairstyles once again because they have been lifesavers for bad and dirty hair days. I think these hairstyles will never go out of style.

There are so many braided hairstyles that we can do to achieve a romantic, girly, and bohemian vibes and here are just some inspirational photos of well known celebrities.

Let's start off with the blonde beauties- I like to have blonde hair because I think you can actually see the hairstyles better compared to when you have a dark hair color.

Rihanna is rocking the fishtail braid with her gorgeous red locks. She looks stunning!
and lastly, the brunettes

See, braided hairstyles will look fabulous on any hair color. I'm so excited for spring/summer because I can't wait to rock the boho braids again. There is nothing wrong with sporting a braided hairstyle during fall/winter, but I prefer it for summer/spring.

Do you guys like these braided hairstyles? What do you do with your hair during bad hair days?

xoxo, Kim