Saturday, 28 September 2013

Small Buffalo Haul

Just a small Buffalo haul, today.  A little bit of makeup, some new boots - everything you need for a happy Shawna.  I ordered the boots online, and had them sent to a shipping address, so it was waiting for me, when I got there, and the makeup is from Walgreens.  Check it out :)

Boots from PLNDR
Jordana twist & shine in "01 nude chic"(top), and "05 honey love" (bottom).
ELF's Disney Villains look book in "Ursula"

Tutorials for a day look, and a night look, on each flap.

Comes with mascara, pencil eyeliner, liquid eyeliner, eyeshadow brush, 6 eyeshadows, and a lip colour.
I'm pretty pleased with all of my purchases, due to the quality, and well as the price - they totaled a little over $50 dollars.  I am most excited about the ELF look book, because the company releases the Disney Villain line only once a year, and it is only available in-store, at Walgreens, so I was glad to finally get my hands on these.

I was truly impressed by the staying power of  Jordana lip in "honey love", as I put it on at the beginning of the day, and the colour was still there, at the end of the day.  However, I'm still crossing my fingers to find the colour "cranberry crush", next time I am in the states.

Finally, the boots.  THE BOOTS.  I got these because they reminded me of the 2001 movie "Josie and the Pussycats", and they were also super cheap.  If you would like an invite to PLNDR, to buy the boots themselves, or similar items, comment with your e-mail, and I'd be glad to send you an invite (Which I believe comes with a $5 credit to your account).

Friday, 20 September 2013

Tutorial - Matte Pinstripe Roses

Here is my newest tutorial, inspired by my new pair of jeans:

Let's get this tutorial started:

What you will need:  A nude/beige (Revlon's "Elegant"), a white striper (Sinful Colors' "Bad Chick"), a light pink (Sinful Colors' "Vacation Time"), a light green "Sally Hansen: Xtreme Wear's "Green With Envy"), a dark pink (Sally Hansen: Diamond Strength's "Fuchsia Bling Bling"), a matte topcoat (NYC's "Matte Me Crazy"), a large dotting tool, and a needle-nose dotting tool.

Paint a solid nude/beige base.

Using the white striper (or a thin nail art brush, with white polish), create 3 pinstripes.

Using the large end of the dotting tool, dabbing 3-4 times, create a round cloud-like, lumpy, circle (A perfect circle is not what you are trying to create - you don't want it to be symmetrical, in order to emulate flower petals).

Using the small end of your dotting tool, create 2-3 leaves around the rose, using 2-3 dots, in a line or triangle shape.

Using a needle-nose dotting tool, and your dark pink, draw 4-5 little lines, dots, and "C" shapes, inside of the flower, to create more flower petals.
Cover with a thick layer of matte topcoat.  Voila!

Layout Version.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Hot Off the Presses: Sally Hansen, NYFW SS14

Here is the newest press release from Sally Hansen, introducing some gorgeous new exclusive designer shades

Straight from Sally Hansen:

We are thrilled to unveil the latest Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Designer Collection as seen at the NY FW Spring/Summer 2014 shows of Prabal Gurung, Rodarte and Tracy Reese.

At Prabal Gurung chic pastels are infused with a modern elegance. The nail look for the runway highlights a contrast of matte and glossy textures, as seen in the fabrics Gurung used in his designs. His three exclusive Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure shades include Lady Lavender (Lavender), A Wink Of Pink (Light Pink), and Mint Condition (Mint Green).

At Rodarte the nail look worn on the runway was designed to reflect the texture and colour combination of a tortoise shell by layering two bespoke polishes to achieve the overall, multidimensional effect.  The two exclusive designer shades of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure used were Clay (Terracotta) and Cinnamon (Red-Brown).

At Tracy Reese vibrant colours inspired by afro-cuban culture were used to design a window pane pattern on nails, which is also seen throughout the collection.  Her three exclusive Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure shades include Carnivale (Coral), Mojito (Green), Batbano Blue (Blue)

I have GOT to get my hands on that red-brown from Rodarte, because something tells me that we'll be seeing a lot of deep colours like red-brown, and purple this fall.  Which colour are you looking forward to?

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Lost and Found: Forgotten Manis - Part 1

After going through my old pictures, I found a few manis that I never actually posted.  So here, for your viewing pleasure, are my "remember these?" manis.

Blue - Pure Ice's "Bikini"
Purple - Pure Ice's "Jailbait"

Studs from BornPretty.

Colours and step-by-step tutorial here.

Rhinestones from BornPretty

Base Yellow - NYC's "Lexington Yellow"
Glitter polish - LynBDesigns' "Wearing Foxy Socks"

Base Pink - Revlon's "Flirt"
Glitter topcoat - Charlotte Russe - doesn't have a name.