Saturday, March 31, 2012

Songs of the Month: Vol. 2

Welcome to the March edition of Songs of the Month! This month, I had quite a few songs on repeat, so let's jump right on in!

1. "Non, Je ne Regrette Rien" by Edith Piaf
I had this song stuck in my head for two straight weeks this month. You might recognize it from Inception, Bull Durham, or La Vie En Rose, all of which it was featured in. I've been working on learning the lyrics, since I'm taking French. Music is such a great way to learn! But back to the song. Edith has an amazing voice and the French just rolls of her tongue. It's an absolutely amazing song.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spring Beauty Haul!!

Hey guys! I know I've been super terrible about posting this month, but March has been pretty hectic! I had three midterms the first week, then Spring Break, then more school, my 20th birthday yesterday, and have three tests next week. Phew!

Anywho, I thought I'd post about the latest additions to my makeup/nail polish collections! I did forget one thing (Rimmel lipstick in Crush) but otherwise, this is everything I've gotten for myself this past month. Self-control at its finest ;) The majority of the haul is nail polish (who knew I was a closet-junkie? Certainly not me!), so much so, that I had to promise my mother that I wouldn't buy any new polish until May. Gahh! And of course, now all I can think about is all the new shades I want.

Well anyways, here's to the haul!

Picture's upside down--I'm a genius

The first two things I picked up were from the Dollar Tree. I just love dollar stores--you never know what you're gonna find! I managed to find some ELF Studio 2 in 1 Conditioning Glosses which normally sell for $3 at The two colors I picked up were Love It and Fanatic.

Love It is a lovely bubblegum pink with gold shimmer.

Fanatic is an awesome bright orangey-red with lots of gold shimmer.

Top: Fanatic
Bottom: Love It

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

NOTD: Undercover Rose

I think I've found a new favorite nail color! This color is so pretty and sophisticated! Wet n Wild's new Megalast nail polishes are pretty phenomenal. This shade, Undercover, is a gorgeous dusty rose shade with a creme finish. It's surprisingly opaque--I only had to use 2 coats!
No flash

I've had this on since last Friday with no top coat, and have had barely any chipping! Kudos to drugstore nail polish!
With flash
I do have to say, the color appears a lot lighter in the bottle than on your nails, but it's so pretty that it doesn't matter! Usually, I'm more of a hot pink/lots of glitter gal, but I really am addicted to this shade! It has definitely earned a permanent place in my polish collection.

It's also very similar to China Glaze's Dress Me Up from the Hunger Games Collection. Possible dupe??
P.S. This color is the only one in the collection that is completely sold out at my local CVS. Other ladies seem to like it too!

Friday, March 2, 2012

DIY "Flutter" ring

A while back, I was surfing looking at the designer shows for Spring 2012. While looking through the accessories, I spotted this super cute ring by Flutter. It reminded me of those little anchor buttons that you seem to see everywhere, and I though, why not make my own? So I did!
Too cute, right?

Here is what the finished product looks like:
It's not exactly alike, but it has the same vibe.

What you need:
  • A gold ring
  • A gold button
  • Wire cutters
  • Super glue

Take your wire cutters and snip off the little loopy thing off the back of the button, getting as close to the button as possible.

Take an old ring (mine was in the back of an old jewelry box) and super glue the button to the top/front of the ring.

Don't skimp on the super glue--you don't want the button to randomly pop off!

Let the glue dry completely, and ta-da! You're very own designer ring!

I hope you enjoyed this little mini-DIY. You could also use different buttons for a variety of different looks. The sky's the limit!