Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Out of This Universe Nails

Finally got around to actually doing the galaxy nails myself, rather than reblogging the pictures on my Tumblr!
It was surprisingly very easy, and I'm a type of person who hates doing complicated designs on my nails and give up. The nail polishes I used were from drugstores, so super inexpensive and easy to find!

Nail polishes I used:
-Sally Hansen Double Duty Base Coat
-Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wer in 24 Black Out (love the formula and brush for this!)
-Spoiled by Wet'n'Wild in S047 Deeper Dive
-Sally Hansen Hard as Nails in 260 Wet Cement (gray color)
-Revlon Top Speed in 610 Lily (lavender color)
-Sally Hansen Insta-Dry in 120 Whirlwind White
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails in 180 Disco Ball (Do not recommend this one, rather get a fine glitter with only silver meld)
-Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Top Coat

What you'll need:
-Makeup sponge
-Nail polish remover

How I did this nail:
1. Apply base coat.
2. Apply thin one or two coats of black polish all over the nail
3. With the makeup sponge, dab the teal color (Deeper Dive) in partial areas.
4. After that, dab some gray color around the teal parts to lighten up and imitate the galaxy.
5. Dab some lavender or a sheer hot pink around some edges.
6. Go back with the teal color, if it does not show up enough.
7. With a toothpick, dot some visible stars on the nail. (I did about 3 to 4 stars because I have a big nail bed. If your nail bed is small, I would go for 2 or 3.)
8. Apply  thin coat of fine glitter polish all over to imitate millions of stars.
9. Apply your top coat if you want your design and hard work to shine and last long! I usually apply two coats of the top coat if I want it to go about a week without chipping.

For those who learn better with visuals(like me), I'm going to link you a YouTube tutorial on this that I found the most helpful out of all the other thousands of galaxy nail tutorials. Hope you find this helpful!

I have created a photography blog to keep track of my progress, so please check it out and follow! It would mean a lot to me. Thanks!

Until next post...

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Ombre Hair!

 What I used
-Jerome Russell Powder Bleach with Cream Peroxide Developer in 30 Vol.
-A hair dye brush

I finally got around to doing ombre! My friend actually helped me out because she has done it before on herself and I trust her with my hair :) I really wanted ombre hair that is well blended in and had more blonde towards the end, instead of just brown. I'm VERY pleased with the result and regret not doing this earlier! I was originally planning on cutting it off after my ombre, but seeing how lovely it is, I think I'm going to keep it for a while. 

If you are worried about your hair going extremely dry and horrible, then don't do it. I've never had split ends in my entire life, but after this ombre process, I found myself with tons of split ends! Also, my ends do feel and look slightly drier than normal, but I deep condition them every week to treat the dryness. The picture on the very bottom is after my haircut! I trimmed all the dead hair off and got myself some side swept bangs.

Some general tip for maximum hair repair is to wash your hair in 2 to 3 days. I was that person who used to wash my hair every single day because I hated my day old hair feeling, yuck! However, in order to save my hair, I only wash it after about 2 days or even 3 because my hair does not oily.  Even though my hair does not get greasy after few days, it looses volume and just looks like a day or two old hair. So what I'll do is take my dry shampoo and revive those volume in my hair.

Wow that was a long post! If you have any questions about this process, please leave a comment below so I can get back to you as soon as I can! Thank you :)

Until next post...

Monday, August 13, 2012



This was one of my outfits I had during the later month of July when the heat was starting to get to me. It was very beach inspired, as you can see from the shirt's saying "L.A. loves me." I need to go there soon! Anyways, that necklace is my favorite this season! I have been looking to get a geometric statement necklace in black or silver (like this one from House of Harlow), but the ones I liked were super expensive. I was so happy to find them at my local Forever 21 store! They never fail me :) As for shoes, I can't wait 'till school year starts so I can wear those babies out! It's so rad with all the spikes (I've been getting into cone spikes lately) and studs on the side. I got those from my local Reflection shoe stores, but I know there are a lot of other versions online such as here and here. I broke them in already, so they are super comfy!

Until next post...

Monday, August 6, 2012

Macarons and Ombre Nails

Aren't these macarons so lovely? It's a bit expensive, but I like how they taste and look! So dainty.
Inspired by the pastel colors of macarons, I did ombre nail. 

Here's step by step on how I achieved that look:
1. Apply base coat.
2. Apply white polish. Try not to have it too thick or too thin.
3. Prepare a clean makeup sponge, and cut the sponge according to your nail size. Apply the desired nail polish onto the sponge.
4. Dab the sponge to the nail. If the color is not saturated enough, apply more and more until desired.
5. Apply fast drying topcoat. I recommend the Sally Hansen Insta-Dry.
6 . Get a Q-Tip soaked in polish remover to remove polish that has gotten on the skin. Another method I use is in the hot shower, genty peel or scrape off the excess dried polish from your skin.
7. Ombre nail: complete!

I used Revlon 'Minted' and Essie's "French Affair" as my gradiation colors.

Until next post...