August 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

NOTD: Sinful Colors 'Unicorn'

I've always had a hard time finding a good yellow nail polish. I guess it just depends on your preference, but usually I find them to be too dark. This one is almost a pastel yellow, which is what I wanted.

Though I love the color, I hated applying this. I had to use the thinnest layers because it was so liquid-y, and it took about 4 coats to be almost opaque. I gave up after 4 coats because I was so impatient with this nail polish, but 5 would be just enough. But to me, a good nail polish should not take any more than 2 or 3 coats. It also started to chip the very next day.

Regardless, if you can spare the time and effort, this is a great yellow shade for the price. Sinful Colors nail polishes are around 3$ at any drugstore.  

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

What's In My Purse! & Makeup Bag

When I first started watching beauty videos on Youtube years ago, some of my favorite videos to watch were 'What's In My Purse' videos. Naturally, now that I have become a blogger, I had to do it!

The contents of my purse aren't that interesting considering now that I'm in college, I've opted for a big school bag so I usually leave my purse at home and just take out whatever I may need from it. But this is usually what is in it, when I'm out anywhere besides school.

Contents (from left to right): My eyeglasses, Love & Beauty Comb, My phone (Palm Pre), Perfume samples (here I have Vera Wang Princess and Victoria's Secret Bombshell), Victora's Secret Dream Angels' Body Mist, Forever21 Makeup Bag (keep reading to see what's inside!), butterfly clips, Mini Excedrin Migrane bottle that I keep ibuprofen in, Pantene Classic Hold Hairspray, Victoria's Secret Love Spell Body Lotion, John Frieda Frizz Serum, EOS Lipbalm in Summer Fruit Purple pen, Jessica Simpson wallet.

The purse I have is a Juicy Couture Daydreamer Bag. 

Makeup Bag:
This is usually what I have in my makeup bag. Sometimes it differs, but I usually tend to pack what I know will fade throughout the day. I'll take the powder, blush, and lip combo I used for the day which can vary day to day, but for this, I put what I most commonly use.

(From left to right): ELF powder, Bare Minerals Travel Size Brushes (I use the smaller one for blush and the bigger one for powder), NYX Lipliner in Natural, NYX Eyeliner in Black, MAC Blankety l/s, NYX Sweetheart l/g, MAC Warm Soul Blush.

This is the lip combo I normally wear. It's not nude, it's not pink, it's not mauve- it's somewhere in between and I've been loving this combo for a couple months now.

Swatcharoo's (from left to right):
MAC Warm Soul Blush, NYX Natural Lipliner, MAC Blankety l/s, NYX Sweetheart l/g, and then the combo of the two together.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

NOTD: Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Mint Sorbet

(please excuse my horrible nail job. i am the worst nail painter that ever lived. i swear, when using the hand i don't write with, it has a mind of it's own...)

I got this shade after lusting for RefreshMint by China Glaze for so long. When I saw this, I decided to give it a try instead because these Sally Hansen Nail Polishes are about half the price of China Glaze. Overall I'd have to say, compared to swatches of RefreshMint, that this shade is about a shade or two darker. Definitely a great dupe!

The application of this nail polish was not streaky; it went on well. I used three coats to get my desired opacity. You definitely have to use two-three to get coverage of your whole nail, one coat still left my nail peaking through. The only thing I didn't like about applying this nail polish, is that after the bottle has been shaken, the brush is soaked with polish and it was annoying to keep having to scrape the sides of it after every dip back in. It also resulted in me putting WAY too much polish on my nails if it wasn't wiped off well enough. 

Overall I love this nail polish and glad I bought this. If you're looking for a great dupe for RefreshMint by China Glaze, definitely try this. I've gotten lots of complements on my nails when wearing this :)

Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear nail polishes are sold at any drugstore. They retail for about $2.99.

Monday, August 22, 2011

First Day of School Makeup & Outfit

Today was my first day of college. It's so much better than high school so far. Two classes a day? I can get used to that :)

(don't you hate when hair gets stuck to your lipgloss?! HMF!)

For makeup, I did the same eye look as my 'Everyday Cut Crease', except I darkened my outer V with an Inglot shade called DS 498 which is a dark grey with blue and silver sparkle.

For cheeks I used the bronzer side from the ELF Blush/Bronze duo, MAC Eversun Blush, and MAC Soft and Gentle for a highlight.

On my lips is MAC Blankety, but I wanted to add some color to make it a couple shades darker, so I dotted a lipgloss by Nars called 'All Night Long' which is a deep berry shade and blended that in.
Another lipstick that would go well with this would be a bright pink like Show Orchid or Girl About Town by MAC. If I owned them, I definitely would have wore one of those instead!
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For my outfit, being that it was the first day, I wanted to wear something simple & comfy. 

Top: Tube top from Forever21

Bottoms: Skinny jeans from Forever21 as well, but I cuffed them up twice so they looked more like capris. 

Hope you all enjoyed! xo.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Everyday Cut Crease

I'm baaaack! Today I did a cut crease for the FIRST time. I think it turned out well for me and I think this will definitely be one of my new everyday looks. Hope you guys enjoy! <3

MAC Painterly Paint Pot
MAC Gesso (all over lid up to brow)
Inglot Matte 138 (lid) 
MAC Wedge (above crease)
MAC Mystery (crease)
Black Radiance Continuous Creme Liner
MAC Dazzlelash Mascara
Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara

ELF Blush/Bronze Duo (bronze shade to contour)
MAC Pink Swoon Blush
MAC Soft and Gentle MSF

MAC Hue l/s

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

About Me!

I thought I'd do an about me sorta thing, since I'm unable to do blog posts at the moment. I left my camera charger at a family member's house and I'm just waiting to get it back :( Also, there was a mishap with one of my eyebrows... Unfortunately, I was the victim of over-tweezing. So hopefully by the time I get my camera charger, it's grown back... haha.

Vital Statistics:
Me: Kailan 
pronounced Kay-Lin (some people get it wrong..)
Nicknames: A handful of people will call me Kay
Birthday: May 19th, 1993
Place of Birth: Midwest
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Male or Female: Female
Occupation: None at the moment
Residence: Midwest

Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Hair Length: Long
Eye colour: Brown
Best Feature: I like my teeth, although they could use a good whitening
Height: 5ft 6"
Braces?: Never
Glasses?: Yep, since 1st grade
Piercing: Belly Button. Had ears and cartilage but they closed up. 
Tattoos: None yet!
Righty or Lefty: Righty

Your 'Firsts':
First best friend: This girl Brittney, until I moved in 3rd grade. We'd beat each other up at recess.
First Award: No idea
First Sport You Joined: Softball 
First Real Vacation: Florida
First Concert: All Time Low at a local venue when they first started out as a band.
First Love: Rob! Others were a waste.

Movie: Fight Club, anything Johnny Depp, and Harry Potter series.
Colours: Navy blue and pink. Not together though.
Song: Anything by The Honorary Title
Candy: Chewy Sweettarts, Green Apple Blow Pops, and Dove Chocolateee, mmm!
Restaurant: Olive Garden and Buffalo Wild Wings. *drools*
Store: Sephora, Forever21
School: Favorite school? HA
Book: HARRY POTTER! and anything by Chuck Palahniuk, and anything by Roald Dahl to satisfy the inner child in myself :)
Magazine: Cosmo
Shoes: Flip flops. I'd say heels if I actually had places to wear them to.

Feeling: Laaaazy
Single or Taken: Taken
Eating: Nothing
Listening To:  Sexy and The City on tv.
Thinking About: What I wanna eat.
Wanting: To take a shower as soon as I'm done with this.
Watching: The computer/tv.
Wearing: White pajajay shorts from Gilly Hicks &  high school gym shirt. I had nothing to do today, don't judge me... ;)

Want Children?: Yes! Can't wait. :)
Want to be Married: Yes please.
Careers in Mind: 1st grade teacher. But I'd love to be a makeup artist, I just don't think I'd be successful and I wouldn't even know how to go about it :(
Where do you want to live?: I'll probably stay in the midwest forever. But I'd love to live in like, London or something cool like that :)

Do You Believe In:
God: Yes
Miracles: Yes
Love At First sight: Attraction at first sight, yes. Don't get it twistedddd.
Ghosts: Yes. I'm the biggest scardy cat ever :(
Aliens: Yes
Soul Mates: Yes
Heaven: Yes
Hell: No
Kissing on The First Date: If it feels right.
Yourself: Sometimes.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

One Lovely Blog Award

I was nominated by Gabbi<3. Thank you so much; I feel so special :) Everyone should definitely check her out!

So here are the rules:

01. Link back to the person that gave you this award.
02. Write seven random facts about yourself.
03. Nominate other bloggers.

MY Seven Random Facts:

1.) I've been with my boyfriend, Rob, since November 8th, 2009.
2.) OBSESSED with Harry Potter. Have been since I was little. I've even met the Phelps twins a couple years back!
3.) I have an 8 year old chihuahua named Gizmo, and she's my princess!
3.) Favorite TV show is True Blood.
4.) Starting my first year of college this month. My major is Elementary Education.
5.) I've met Johnny Depp about 12 times while he was filming Public Enemies. Got a couple hugs, and he even kissed me on the cheek once! 100% true.
6.) I've had a bad nervous habit my whole life of twisting my hair around my fingers. For some reason, it helps me concentrate and relax and half the time I don't even realize I'm doing it.
7.) I have a serious addiction to candy. I buy big bags of chewy sweethearts every chance I get. 

I nominateeee:
Natalie- Miss Natty's Beauty Diary
Cheryl- Cheryl's Beauty Blog
Lette- The Beauty Sheriff
Clara- Beauty By Clara
Shae- Shae The Stylist

Johnny Depp's hand on my arm at a movie premiere, nbd.
(photo by E!)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Navy/Teal Smokey Eye

Sorry for all the pictures, but I really loved this look! Made my brown eyes POP! My boyfriend even complemented me on it ;)

NYX Milk
Inglot Matte 318 (lid, inner corner, and browbone)
Inglot Matte 372 (outer lid)
MAC Wedge (crease)
Inglot Matte 340 (outer V, crease, and lower lashline)
Inglot Pearl 453 (inner corner)
Inglot DS 498 (liner along top lashline)
Black Radiance Continuous Creme Liner
MAC Dazzlelash Mascara
Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black

ELF Bronze/Blush Duo (bronzer side, to contour)
MAC Eversun Blush

MAC Blankety l/s
NYX Sweetheart l/g

FOTD: Everyday Brown/Bronze ft. Inglot

I always heard that bronze shades made brown eyes pop, but I never had tried them. So when I ordered my Inglot palette, I decided to throw a couple in there. This is a quick look I came up with using them and I have to say, I'm not really feelin' it. I thought the shades made me look tired and washed out. I'm still gonna play around with them; maybe I can get them to work another way. I'm thinking maybe next time I'll try a hint of bronze in the crease... We shall see :)

MAC Painterly Paint Pot
Inglot Pearl 402 (lid)
MAC Wedge (crease)
Inglot DS 457 (to darken crease, lower lashline)
MAC Dreammaker (inner corner)
MAC Gesso (browbone)
Black Radiance Continuous Creme Liner
MAC Smolder Eye Kohl
MAC Dazzlelash Mascara
Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black

ELF Blush/Bronze Duo (bronzer side, to contour)
MAC Eversun
MAC Soft and Gentle MSF

MAC Honeylove l/s
MAC Oyster Girl l/g


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