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Nails inspired by my baby boy ✓ August To-Do List

15 Aug

August T0-Do List

Task: Paint my nails in the color of my baby boys play mat (fun childlike colors for him to look at, just because)

A fun lovable “to-do” inspired by my baby boys play mat, pictured to the left with the chosen nail polishes.

Using a teal (Making Waves) by Sonia Kashuk, an icy blue (name unknown) by Collection 2000, an elephant grey (Groovy Grey) by GOSH, a coral (Tart Deco) by essie, and a deep orange (Bright Orange) by Max Factor I went to work while my baby slept.

The next morning his little face perked up at the sight of my nails and the color painted on however his playfulness could also have been the result of his good nights sleep, milk intake, or being my Little Buddha baby – frankly his happy gurgles could have absolutely nothing to do with me! But it’s nice to think I might have had something to do with it 🙂
Click here to see my August To-Do List

Ticked off so far: Paint My Nails A Neon Hue


Spoiled Neon “Tip Your Waitress” by Wet n Wild

15 Aug

Tip Your Waitress

August To-Do List

 I am getting my August to-do list ticked off and this is one to-do list that is not causing stress, in fact it is making me feel light on my feet and has me more than excited!

 Task: Paint my nails a neon hue

The only hard thing about this “to-do” was finding the neon shade I wanted! I decided to test out a brand I had never tried before so went to my local CVS and spotted Spoiled by Wet n Wild, exclusive to the store.

There were several neon hues and I settled on SO11 called Tip Your Waitress, a bright pink that part reminds me of my childhood Barbie and partly of a hot summer vacation!

Tip Your Waitress

  • One of the best neon hues I have ever worn and I have tested out a few including neon yellows, oranges and greens.
  • Fantastic for both finger nails and toe nails.
  • BARGAIN PRICE, $1.99!! 
  • I am actually still in shock over the $1.99 price tag, never have I found such good quality nail polish for such an amazing bargain price! This is definitely one brand I will be buying more of!

SPOILED by Wet n Wild

Exclusive to CVS stores across America, 72 shades are currently available. All colors are toluene, phthalate and form-aldehyde free. Follow @wetnwildbeauty or follow CVS Stores @CVS_Extra

Which will you wear this month?

To see more of my August To-Do List click here

Nail Color Of The Moment: essie NEONS!

9 Aug

There are just enough weeks left in summer to get your nails painted bright for the humid days ahead!

essie have made neon hues bolder and border-line chic with the following four shades in their current collection:



  • action

  • a vibrant summer orange which will look just as good in the office as it will when you arrive fashionably on time at those summer parties!
  • $8 RRP







  • bazooka

  • a bold deep orange perfect to wear when at your family BBQ and during your big work presentation!
  • $8 RRP







  • camera

  • a sexy pink neon that is ladylike enough to wear during the day and then have you turn into the fun beach girl for the summer!
  • $8 RRP







  • lights

  • a pink color bringing zing to your nails and giving you a brighter outlook on the day ahead while you dream of summer plans!
  • $8 RRP





Which color will have you thinking of summer?

For more visit essie.com

Nail Color Of The Moment: A Good Man-darin Is Hard To Find

15 Jul

A zesty red orange, hot for the summer!

A Good Man-darin Is Hard To Find, from the Hong Kong Collection



$5.11 on amazon.com

August “To Do” List

12 Jul

We all have “to do” lists but this summer why not give yourself a list with tasks under “beauty”, “me time”, and “indulgences” – make August 2012 a fabulous month about you!

My August To Do List

(don’t forget to share your lists with me, maybe I’ll add some of your “tasks” onto my list below!)

  • Paint my nails a neon hue
  • Get a pedicure
  • Get either a shellac or gel manicure
  • Buy a new shade of lipstick
  • Take my mum out for a picnic
  • Get a facial, either professional or by my mum
  • Have a movie day and/or night
  • Get my dad to take me out shopping!
  • Play soccer with my brother or learn a new sport
  • Throw a party for no apparent reason but have a theme!
  • Paint my nails in the color of my baby boys play mat (fun childlike colors for him to look at, just because)
  • Take fun family photos with my baby boy (with props!)
  • Learn a new play/learning activity to do with my baby boy who turns 6 months in August!!
  • Give my great-aunt a hand massage/facial with me as a girly pampering day
  • Watch trash TV
  • Make and apply a homemade beauty mask

I’ll be crossing the above tasks off as I complete them as well as adding photos of some so keep checking back for updates! Have a fabulous summer Good Girls and Boys!!

Nail Color Of The Moment: beach bum blu

29 Jun

Perfect for the summer, a sea blue with a hint of pearl…

essie’s beach bum blu, $8

DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde Free

For more visit www.essie.com

Summer Recipes

22 Jun

  Get in shape this season and stay fit all year long with these six easy recipes for healthy filling meals –

Lipstick 101 – questions answered

12 May

Lipstick is one area many can get it so wrong, whether that means applying too much so the color bleeds or choosing the wrong products so here we have Heather C. Adessa give us information on the products out there currently for our lips… And remember lips can attract or turn people off so look after them well!

  • What lipstick color trends do you see appearing for the summer?

This spring/summer season is all about color, but there are different ways you can show your colors. Lots of bold bright colors together – always fantastic! Corals are the hot color for spring! But that doesn’t mean you can’t wear your hottest pink or your brightest red!

  • What tips can you give for when we choose colors?

You want to work with your skin tone, your hair color and your outfit. You want colors that will bring out your features, not wash out the coloring in your face. Everyone can wear almost any color; it just depends on the shade and the tones. For example, an olive skinned dark featured woman usually looks better in blue based red lipstick rather than an orange based red lipstick. That might sound like nonsense but next time when you are at a cosmetics counter have the makeup artist show you the difference. If you have a reddish skin tone to your skin you don’t want to use orange based colors because they will highlight the red skin, instead you want to use cooler based tones such as blues.

  • In your opinion what is the best long lasting lipstick currently on the market?

You don’t have to wear a long wear lip color for it to last long. Using a lip liner first (to line and fill in the lips) helps lipstick and glosses to last longer. Also matte lipsticks tend to last longer than glossier or frosted lipsticks. Not everyone like the “long wear” lipstick and many companies create a long wear lipstick but then only have it in five or seven shades. Estee Lauder has their Double Wear line that are long wear products; including lipstick and lip liners. They have sixteen different shades of lipstick and a bunch of liners to match. If those colors aren’t your color choice then MAC has great matte lipsticks as well as new limited-edition colors every season.

  • If not using a long lasting lipstick what is the best way to make lip color last longer than a couple of hours?

Don’t eat, drink or talk – JUST KIDDING! Using a lip liner on dry lips is the next alternative. Line your lips with the pencil, the fill them in lightly as it creates a canvas that the lipstick will adhere to.

  • What routine do you recommend to get smooth soft lips?

There are a few steps to smooth lips for people who aren’t naturally blessed. I always put some balm on before bed and before my shower. The steam from the shower mixed with the balm gives an ultra smooth and soft feel. I love Smith’s Rosebud Lip Balm. Also using a lip exfoliate every other day or so can help with really dry or chapped lips. Laura Mercier and Mary Kay each have a great lip set (exfoliate and balm) that works wonders.

Smith's Lip Balm $7

  • Are lip balms/moisturizers necessary when letting your lips rest from colored products?

I would say yes, I think having a layer of protection for your lips is the way to go. I would recommend a balm with an SPF for sun protection. The skin on your lips is thin and can burn or dry out easily. Having that extra layer of protection  would be wise and you don’t have to purchase anything expensive. Chapstick or even your local store brand is good enough, as long as it works for you!

  • What are your top three lip products/brands at the moment?

There are so many! MAC cosmetics is one of my favorite companies for lipsticks and glosses because they have a large variety of colors and textures of products. They make the same color in matte, frosty or with sparkles – all give a different effect. If you are looking for a lip-gloss type of application but you want more color than an average lip-gloss try NARS, Chihuahua is one of my favorites! A nude/pink that looks great on every skin tone, shown below.

NARS lipgloss $24

Heather C. Adessa –

Heather has worked for the impressive cosmetics giants MAC, Chanel as well as in salons. She now freelances and helps beauty junkies like us explore the beauty world! Follow her @makeupheathera or “LIKE” her on Facebook by clicking here or find out more about Heather via her website www.makeupbyheathera.com

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  • Check out Heather’s Mascara 101 answers here

Lemon mania… try this easy bake lemon cheesecake recipe & get homemade lemonade the easy way!

17 Jun

So my fascination with lemons and how I can use them in the kitchen continues… two of the most common ideas people threw at me where cheesecake and lemonade.

  • So I simplified lemonade and came up with this healthy refreshing version, you won’t be able to get enough so keep those lemons nearby to make more.
  • Cheesecake was always something that scared me, not the taste – that I LOVE but the thought of making it seemed to troublesome however after modifying a few things I now give you Easy Bake Lemon Cheesecake!

Enjoy and let me know how you found it! Suggestions are always welcome, just leave a comment below…

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