Thursday, February 28, 2013

Giveaway: Thank You For 3000 Facebook Likes

Hello World... 
I am beyond excited right now and I can't contain myself. Lol
Based on the title of this post, I know you all already know what's happening! It's Giveaway Time Darlings!!!

The Facebook Page now has over 3000 Page likes and I figured saying Just "Thank You" wasn't enough. Let's make it a party!!!

You guys on facebook are usually the first set of people to see my Hauls, sneak peaks and every other random jumble that comes to my mind, So I definitely had to THANK you guys in a special way. 
I showed y'all my Sinful Colors Hauling a while back, but What I didn't show you was that I also Got Another FULL SET for a giveaway!! 

I thank everyone of you so very much, and I'm looking forward to spending more time with you!

Hows about a screen capture of this major milestone??! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Alright, now the fun part. 

1 Winner gets all 8 Polishes from Sinful Colors Sugar Rush Collection
Winner must reply my email within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen. 
Giveaway is open Internationally. Because I know a lot of you international beauties really want this collection!

Entry is Easy, Just Obey Rafflecopter Below.
P.S: There's an entry Option to Like a Page on Facebook Called Icing Doll Closet. They promised to donate to the funds for my Physical Therapy for every like they get.
I'll really appreciate it if you guys like the page. BUT you don't have to and it's not the reason for this giveaway (honestly).

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

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Swatches, Review and Nail Art: Zoya - PixieDust Collection

 Hello Darlings...
Hope y'all are doing mighyt fine on this day?

This DIYLady is back today with Swatches of Zoya Pixie Dust Collection!!!
This collection had me all "ooohhh and Ahhhhhh" the moment I had the first polish on my nails.

Here's a collage for you.

Since this post is Very packed with pictures, Please Click Read More below for swatches, my thoughts, and the nail art I did with two polishes from this collection.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Press Release: Essie - Neon Collection 2013

Hello Loves.

Just a quick post about Essie's Neon COllection 2013. I saw this picture on Instagram and had to quickly make a blog post!!

I am in LOVE with what I see!! OMG, The purple!! Give me NOW!!!

What do you all think?

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

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Review: Maybelline - Rocket Volume Express Mascara & V-Day LOTD

 Hello World!!!

Today's post is a review of Maybelline's - The Rocket Volume Express Mascara.
I personally Have very tiny, almost invisible eyelashes, so I'm always on the lookout for a good mascara because I don't really like false lashes.

I asked around and searched all over for a good mascara, and then I found out about The Rocket - Via LoveforLacquer and a few others.

Here's what the pack looked like.
I Liked the feel of the brush.

Here's the Before and After.
What do you think?

 I am a very realistic person you see, I didn't expect the mascara to give me EXTRA Long lashes that would rival falsies, But I must say, I am VERY IMPRESSED!
As you can see, the mascara helped my tinsy weeny eyelashes. The result made me soo happy because I could ACTUALLY see my eye lashes with the use of this mascara.  I didn't use a lash curler, or anything else aside from the mascara. It elongates and curves my lashes all on its own.

I am also going to be showing you my Valentine's day make up and Outfit, so Here we Go!!!
A Top View of my FOTD. Check out my eye lashes y'all.. I have actually never seen them this way before.

Also, A look at the top of the dress I wore for my outing with the Boyfriend. I Love the ruffled look of the dress so much.
Note: Val's day is also the Boyfriend and I's Anniversary!!! :-D

And here's my complete Look.

An Up close picture of My shoes!

Outfit Details:
Dress - Ross
Shoes/Tights - A local Beauty Supply Store. 
Yahhh I had to wear tights, Y'all know I don't wear short dresses on the wheelchair without tights. Lol..

Make-Up Details:
Powder - MAC
Lipstick - Maybelline Eternal Rose + Ruby Kisses Dashing Diva Lip Gloss
Mascara - Maybelline The Rocket Volume Express
Eyebrow - NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown
Eyeshadow - E.L.F

If you're on my Instagram page @theDIYLady, I'm sure you've seen the picture below.. But Here it is for those of you who are not following me...
You can see my lashes and my My valentine's day Nails

Anyhoo, That's it for now Darlings.
I Hope you had a lovely Valentine's day. 

And if You're looking to try out a new mascara, I fully recommend you give The Rocket Mascara a try. 
Till later, God Bless. 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day Sugars!!!

Hello Darlings....

Happy Valentine's day Everyone!!!
Even though I've been MIA for some days now, surely you know I had to come on here to wish each and everyone of you a Very Happy Valentines Day!!! What is Love without all you wonderful people who come on my blog to read whatever I have to say?

I Love you all sooo VERRRRYYYYY MUCH!!
And now, I'd like to show you the nail art I have on my nails today.
This is My Valentine's day Mani!!!

This mani came about as a result of the FABULOUS Color Club Halo Hue 2013 Polishes I Got Yesterday!
The Minute I saw those gorgeous Polishes, I first Had to show them to you all on Facebook and Instagram.
Next, I KNEW I had to use one of them for my mani today!

I chose to use Color Club - Miss Bliss. 

My Finished result... Here ya go!!

Color Club - Miss Bliss was my base color, and I stamped on it with Zoya - Eliza. 

The Stamps on All but my Index finger - That is the XOXO stamp is from A Salon Express Plate.

 And The Image on my Index finger is from Mash26 (Not sure as I type this though)

My Final Result?? A whole Lotta LOVE, Hugs and Kisses!! From Me, To YOU!!! hahahaha

I couldn't narrow down my pictures... as you can see... I took SOOOOO MANY PICTURES!!! This Color Club Polish Is perfection!!!

I say Perfection because It's ALSO AMAZING FOR STAMPING!!!
I stamped the XOXO design on my thumb nails. Reversed the color... Eliza as base, and Miss Bliss as stamp color.


The Color Club Polish Doesn't Shine crazily under shade, or without flash, But its STILL a pretty Color. Look at my mani under shade/no flash.

Ohhhh.. And Here are some M&Ms for you guys.. LOL

And Just Because I can... Here's What Miss Bliss Looks like alone!!!
I'll have to show more Alone pictures in another post with the rest of the Halo Hues 2013 Polishes.
How beautiful IS THIS?!?! Get It NOW!!!

Well that's it for now!!!
I Love Love Love You all so much, Thanks for reading, and I'll have to check out everyone's blogs to see what you had on your nails for this Vday.

Till Later, God Bless!!!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Swatches: J2 - Purple Dazzle

Hello World!!!
The weekend is upon us and Valentine's day is around the corner!

Oh My!!!
Are you all ready? Lol... It's not a big deal or anything right? Right?? LOL

Anyhoo, I seriously thought I'd have loads of time on my hands this year to do Valentine Nail Art/Swatching Series of some sort, But ALAS, Life doesn't always go how we think...*sighs*

Today, I have swatches of a beautiful polish my BFF got me! Yes, this is a big deal because she generally doesn't fuel my Polish collection, so when she bought this polish and three others, I was VERY happy!

This one here is my favorite of the Three she Bought.
This is called - Purple Dazzle by J2.

For my swatches below, I layered it over BB Couture - Smoke.

J2 is a new brand to me, but I love the glitter topcoat so much! Purple shiny, and pretty!!! Yes Yes Yes. The BFF knows me so well!

I must mention, The shine is MORE in the bottle compared to my nails, which was a little bit weird/sad. 
IRL, I see some shine on my nails, but NOT as much as I thought I'd see.
Isn't the bottle just so deceiving though?

Have you guys heard about J2 Polishes? 
I'm now on the look out for more polishes by this brand. :-)

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

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Deal Alert: Valentine's Sale 50% Off All Pink Nail Polishes By BB Couture

Hello Y'all...

Just a Quick Deal Alert for you all..
Yesterday, I showed you all swatches of some polishes by BB Couture in THIS POST.

Today I am glad to announce that They are having a Valentine's Day Sale!!! 50% off all ALL PINK Polishes.
No Discount code needed as they have all been reduced on their website already.

Here's one  of their pink polishes I swatched yesterday.
Lots of you loved this one!
It's called Sexual Space by BB Couture.

If you're interested, CLICK HERE to Go to BB Couture's Website and Enjoy Picking out some Pink Polishes at HALF price!
That's it for now sugars.
Till Later, God Bless. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Swatches and Review: BB Couture For Nails - Anger, Uninvited, Sexual Space & Smoke.

Hello Darlings!!!
I hope your day is going well so far? 
Thanks for stopping by the blog today, You are beyond Fabulous for that.. ;-)

I have swatches of some BB Couture For Nails Polishes to show you guys today. 
I showed y'all Bottle Pictures In this POST and on MY FACEBOOK Page, and now you get to see how these polishes look on my nails. 

BB Couture is a relatively new brand to me, but I am already seeing myself picking up some more of their polishes! 
Can we say, AMAZING formula?!

Here's a Collage for ya!

And Now, Individual swatches and review!

So that I don't repeat myself too much during this review, I'll mention right now, that all swatches are two coats with no Topcoat except where mentioned. 

First up is Anger. 
This is a beautiful Denim Jeans blue. It has some silvery shimmer in it that makes it very beautiful
 I absolutely Love this one!

Next up is Uninvited.
Listen to this: Uninvited is a MATTE red polish! Pure velvety perfection in two easy, non streaky Coats!
I love when Matte polishes apply like butter. This Polish certainly INVITED me to Fall in love with it.

 The Curious Lady in me however wanted to see what Uninvited looked like Shiny, So I applied one coat of Seche Vite over it. I am very happy to say I Love it both ways!!! Matte or Shiny, Uninvited is now one of my go-to red nail polishes.

 Next up is Smoke.
This is Gray. As gray as gray can get.
 I generally don't gravitate towards polishes like this, but this one is very welcomed in my stash because it's not a DULL gray.

Last but Certainly NOT the least is Sexual Space.
This one is my Absolute Favorite of all of these four polishes.
Yes, If you know me, You'll know that I LOVE Holographic POW POW polishes!

Sexual Space did not disappoint me!
Pink holographic goodness.

Look at all the multicolored sparkles in this one. It shines even in the dimmest lights and I just Love that I didn't have to use an underwear for it. 

 I thought it would be sheer at first, but I went ahead to apply it on my nails alone, and I was pleasantly surprised that it got opaque in two coats.

Overall Thoughts.
As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I am very happy with the formula on these polishes.
My two absolute favorites are Uninvited and Sexual Space.
Both are just uniquely beautiful!

If You're interested in either of these polishes or want to check out more polishes by BB Couture for Nails, Please Visit them on their Website, Facebook or Twitter.

That's it for now sugars.
Till later, God Bless.

Products Provided for review. Opinions are 100% mine. 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Sally's Beauty Supply: February Coupon

Hello, and Happy Birthday to US all Once again!!!

Shout out to everyone that shared this coupon. 
Enjoy Shopping Guys. 
Till Later, God Bless. 

Recently Acquired Beauty Goodies - Nail Mail/Nail Haul

Hello Sugars!!!

This DO It Yourself Lady Miss showing you her Hauls, Nail Mails and New Acquired beauty goodies... So, Today I will SHOW YOU some goodies I recently Acquired!!

I LOVE watching/reading and hearing about beauty products people buy, so I'm sure someone out there does too.
Facebook and Instragram slowly stopped me from making posts like this on the blog because I can instantaneously show you goodies as I acquire them.
Anyhoo, since I've been busy these past weeks and couldn't post these on IG and FB, You get a blog post!

Not much has been acquired, but I hope you enjoy living vicariously through me if you're on a No-Buy. :-D

First up: I shall start with some Polishes my BFF got me!
Yes, The BFF is finally understanding and Fueling my Polish Collection/Obsession/Addiction, or whatever You want to call it. I WAS So amazed at the polishes she chose too. NO dupes in my collection, and all are colors I LOVE (maybe not the Gold though). Lol..
The Square shaped bottles are a new brand to me, so I gave her MAJOR points for getting polishes by a Brand I have NEVER even heard of. I Love the Polishes!!!

Left To Right: Ruby Kisses HD - Twilight Zone, Mardi Gras. J2 - Gold Glitter, Purple Dazzle. 

Next up are BB Couture for Nails-  Polishes sent for review. The Good girl in me already swatched these and I am head over heels in love with the one on the Far right in the picture below, Called Sexual Space.
Be on the look out for a post on these soon.

Left To right: BB Couture for Nails - Uninvited, Smoke, Anger, Sexual Space. 

Next up are some goodies I got from the Local Beauty Supply store in my area.

I saw the Flakie Foils. Ya know the kinds they use to make all those "Gold Flakie top coat"?
Yeah, I saw this in Gold and Silver and I had to Scoop it up for experimentation. It's by Kleancolor.

Here's how they look on the inside. 12 little pots of silver and Gold flakies.
I am so excited to show you what these will be like on the nail.

And then some basic stuffs. 
The E.L.F Concealer brushes are the Bomb for nail clean up. VERY VERY useful tool. I had to get two. 
I also got a nail art brush (Not that I ever do freehand art, but HEYyyyy, I am interested in learning ya know). lol...

Up close.
Left to right: Revlon - Girly. Purchased at Walmart. I was glad they still had lots of these left. I posted about this on the blog HERE earlier today.
Ruby Kisses Clear Topcoat (to be used with the silver and gold flakies) - So excited!!!
NK Lipstick - Azalea Pink, and MY HOLY GRAIL of a LIP GLOSS, Ruby Kisses Crystal Gloss in Dashing Diva. 

I got this Eye liner thing because I want to try out liquid eyeliner and be able to control it. This is like a pen.

It's by L.A.Girls. It says Mark My eyes on it. I love the tip of it so far. You don't have to squeeze, and the black ink comes out, and I love the control of the pen. 

 Oh and I want to show you a detailed look of my Eyebrow Pencil. I LOVE this pencil so much. It's by NYX. It's an automatic roll up eyebrow pencil. I get it in Dark Brown to fill my eyebrows.

 More details: See, you roll it up and it comes out. Sharpeners are history. I can't go back to another kind of eyebrow pencil.

And last but not the least, is this Hot Tools Curling Iron for review from Beauty Stop Online. They carry affordable Beauty products on the website and I can't wait to post my review of the curling Iron. 
The price is reasonable, and I hope it works as well as advertised. 

Anyhoo, That's about it sugars. 
I Hope to post about each of these products as soon as possible, especially the Gold/Silver Flakies, Curling Iron, and The BB Couture for Nails Polishes!

Is there anything in particular you'd like me to review first?
I LOVE that my BFF bought me those polishes, and I am seriously still Loving Revlon - Girly on my nails. Check out my post on it HERE if you missed it earlier. 

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

NOTE: I have two giveaways running currently. 
One HERE, and the Other HERE.
Enter and Good Luck.