Thursday, March 5, 2015

Swatches and Review: Zoya Ultra PixieDust Collection - Oswin, Arianna and Noir

Hello Loves. 

This DIY Lady is here today with another post. 

This time I'm gonna be sharing my swatches of Zoya's Ultra PixieDust Collection for Fall 2014.
Yes, this is coming late, but y'all know I was on a blogging hiatus, and since I'm kinda back, I will be posting everything that needs to be posted. Lol... 

I Hope you all enjoy!

First up is Zoya Oswin , 
This is a gorgeous red textured polish that is beautiful and dries to a matte finish.

Next is Noir.
Anyone who knows me know that I'm a purple Lover! Anything purple and I'm In Love!

This purple is everything and then some. The glitters in it shine through and it glistens in different lights.

And then Arianna
This confused me because it somehow looks like Oswin. BUT, I finally saw through it and realized it had more of a pink undertone, and is not as red as Oswin. 

I love the Zoya PixieDust Polishes and these ones certainly didn't disappoint.

Do you have these or are you thinking about getting them?

Share your thoughts with me darlings.
Till Later, God Bless.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Yearning for Spring - Colorful DIY Polka Dot Mani

Hello Lovers. 
I recently just cut my nails short and decided it was time to get back into DIY nails. 

I've attempted to "come back" many times but life and life and life just keeps getting in the way of my come back to full time blogging. *sigh*.. 
BUT no complains, I love my life and thank God for everything I'm blessed with. 

This winter weather has however been err.... Not my favorite. I find myself counting down to Spring and summer weather. I want colors, I want beauty and I WANT SUN! 

I whipped out two nail polishes from Zoya Summer 2014 Collection called Rocha and Ling for this colorful polka dot mani to get me in a spring mood. 
I did polka dots to remind myself I still knew how to DIY simple nail art. Lol... 

Painting my nails, doing this nail art and holding the polish bottle for pictures was almost like coming back home after a long journey. I missed this so much, and I hope to be fully back to blogging nails and more DIY things again. 

These two colors from Zoya's Summer 2014 collection complement each other so well and they're beautiful with a fabulous formula.

Polka dots never fail me. Also I am a lil rusty now that I hadn't done nail art in a while. 

This last picture is just because I can.
I have been focusing more on my photography, so I got to playing with colors in this picture below. Lol...

Anyhoo lovers,
Hope y'all are happy to see this DIY nail art post from me.
I miss you all, I miss visiting blogs and commenting and being nail polish crazed!

Till Later, God Bless.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Sally's Beauty Supply: February 2015 Coupon

Hello Lovers, 

Today on the blog is Sally's $10 off $20 or more coupon. 
Enjoy shopping lovers. 

Thanks for visiting. 
Till Later, God Bless. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Urban Decay: Mini Haul

Hello Loves. 

Today's post is about my urban decay (mini haul) I did during black Friday sale on their website.
Yes, I know, I'm just blogging this SINCE then!
Delivery was quick, so this is NOT UD's fault, but I've had this post drafted for so long and now I can put words to the pictures. Lol... 

Here is everything I got from the Sale. 
They had a deal where everything you see here is $30, even though the total combined is over $70. 

In the deal was:
  • Ammo Shadow Box
  • Smoked Eyeshadow Palette
  • The Ultimate UD Hookup Card (which had a $10 off next purchase code)
  • Perversion Mascara Deluxe Sample
  • Revolution Lipstick 4-Shade Sampler
Here they all are. 

Since I got this a while back, I can also tell you what my favorite items are!

So far, the Ammo Shadow box is my favorite item! I have literally used this palette everyday since I got it. I love the colors in here sooo much and I am happy with it.

The colors are pretty pigmented on their own, but they look even better with the Primer that came with this deal.

The Smoked Pallete came with Urban Decay's primer and their amazing 24 hour eye liner in black.

Last but not the least, the Lip color samplers, my gift card for $10 off any purchase, and the perversion mascara.

I had the big sized Perversion mascara already, so I did a side by side comparison to show y'all the size difference. 

Perversion is absolutely one of my favorite mascaras currently and I LOVE the small sized one that came with this deal Urban Decay offered.
I find that I no longer use my big sized perversion, because I can easily throw the small one in my purse and call it a day.

The mascaras are exactly the same. The brushes are the same.. It's just that one is bigger than the other.

I love Urban Decay products and though I had a few of their products before, I am glad I got to try out more things by getting this deal during their black friday sale.

I know it's too late to ask, but did you get anything on Black Friday?
Also, what's your favorite Urban Decay product?

I would love to try their lipsticks based on these samplers I got and LOVE when I used them.

GOOD NEWS: The smoked palette is now currently $20 on their website. Originally $49!!

That's it for now sugars.
Till Later, God bless.

Monday, January 5, 2015

DIY: How to Style Your Long Hair Yourself in Different Ways

Hello Loves.

Today on the blog is a DIY - Do it Yourself tips, provided by the people from
I hope you all enjoy!

With Christmas and new year around the corner, there are so many places to go and your hairstyle is something you want to get right if you know what I mean ladies.

There are so many occasions that call for partying and celebrations. With more reasons to celebrate being added every few years or so, it makes sense that you prepare for your look ahead of time, lest you panic and end up looking not-so-great at the next event you suddenly get invited to. A great way to prepare is by knowing how to style your hair in different ways. Although you can ask the help of a hairstylist so it is done well, styling your hair on your own and with the aid of different styling tools and supplies gives you a greater sense of fulfillment.

Here are the different hairstyles that you can try:

Soft Flat Iron Curls

These can be created using a curling iron, not a flat iron. Curling irons have rounded and skinny business ends. The first thing you need to do is to brush out any tangles on your dry hair. Then take some of your hair either from the part of your hair or at the back and start curling it, making sure to create a wave rather than a full curl. Repeat this step until you have run the rest of your hair with the iron. 

Once you have done this, smooth the curls by running a pick through it. Run the iron on the ends some more until you feel that the curls look good enough. Lastly, get wax or pomade on your fingers and run them through the different strands of your hair to make them smoother.

Braided Topsy Tail
Braids are best sported during the summer season. To create this braid variant, you first need to section the hair on one side from the ear forward. On that same side, place what remains of your hair on the side. Then invert the ponytail by making a hole near the roots and then pushing the end section of your ponytail through it. Next, take the section that you left out and then braid it.

Once you have done these, loosen the braid. Do this by using your fingers to pull on small sections. This makes the braid look messier. Next, tuck the end section of the braid through the hole that you made for the inverted ponytail. Hide the end part of the braid by wrapping it around an elastic band, and once you have done this, get bobby pins and use them to secure it.

Messy Updo
This stunning, yet messy hairdo is perfect for anyone who wants to look fun but still formal. To create this do, you first need to loosely curl your hair using a curling iron. If you do not have a curling iron, you can use a flat iron instead. You will want to make your hair wavy.

Next, backcomb all the roots to add some extra grip for your bobby pins. Then section out all the hair strands on the heavy section from the ear forward and secure it with a clip. Place the rest of the hair in a ponytail, and just pull your hair halfway through your ponytail one last time so a loop is created.

Next, scrunch up and spread those curls around the loop. Pin the hair so a messy bun can be created, and then let the remaining hair down and create a waterfall braid. Lastly, drape and pin the end portion of the braid located across the top portion of the messy bun and finish the look with some hairspray.

Little Fishtail Braid
This braid variant, a combination of the ponytail and the braid, is a perfect hairstyle to sport if you want to look so lively and bubbly. To pull this look off, you first need to have fun and feel really happy.

Already in the mood? Pick up a large part of hair, preferably one that is very close to your ear. Then wrap it across the back part of your head and then bring it to the opposite side. Next, pick up a similarly-sized portion of hair near your other ear. Then bring those two sections together on one side of your head, get an elastic band, and then tie the sections with it.

Now that you have created the ponytail, take it and make a fishtail braid, making sure to secure the end using another piece of elastic band. Pull on parts of the braid using the fingers so that they will loosen and look messy. Lastly, finish by cutting the elastic you tied near the top of the head to remove it.

What makes long hair great is that they can be styled in very many ways. However, remember to ask a professional hair stylist on the kind of hairstyle that fits you best. She may recommend to you the use of hair extensions, and for the best-quality hair extensions, you can check out:


That's it for now y'all. 
I hope you all enjoyed this post and get to styling your hair using some of these lovely tips. 
I love the fact that those of us with short hair can still style our hair by using extensions. 

Take care darlings. 
Till later, God bless. 

Sally's Beauty Supply: January 2015 Coupon

Hello Loves

Discount anyone??!!!

I've got the Sally's beauty January coupon on the blog today.

Get to shopping and remember to buy something pretty! :-)

Remember you can show them this directly from your phone if you can't print it out.

Thanks to Traci for this.

That's it for now.
Till Later, God Bless.


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