5 things I wish to try out this month!
- L.A. Colors Art Deco Striper in Black
2. L.A. Colors Hydrating Lipstick in Wildfire
3. Maybelline’s Bouncy Blush in Fresh Pink
4. Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte
5. Neutrogena Grapefruit facial cleanser
Like I have said in other posts I adore L.A. Colors brand. But, most of the time nail polish is a completely different story. While I seem to keep makeup on very well, nail polish tends to barely stay on. I mean I am a mom! Hourly diaper changes, loads of dishes, cat box changing, cooking… you get the picture. So, basically my nail polishes tend to chip… a lot.
This being said, I would like to review the “Mini Color Craze Nail Polishes”.
Last week end while my 3 year old and I were meandering our way around Family Dollar, we came across an L.A. Color set of Mini Craze nail polish. It was roughly 5 dollars for 12 different colours. We decided to buy it and try it out.
So, these are all the colours that we got. As you can see there are a wide variety of shades.
The first thing I painted were my toes. Since it was only a few days before Halloween, I decided that I would do a candy-corn theme. The polish went on smoothly and were true in colour. Unfortunately my toe-toes didn’t look like delicious candies. Although, that is not the polish’s fault, only my lack of skill.
The next test were my finger-nails. And that is a TEST! I am a mother. I wash dishes (with no gloves… I am such a rebel) change diapers, clean toilets.. yeah you get the picture. Basically, nail polish tends to chip a lot.
I chose this, what I like to call, Ballerina pink (I didn’t see any names on the polish bottles). I did one coat without any base coat or top coat. The polish stayed on for about 2 days before it began chipping. Which isn’t the best, but is common with how much cleaning I do. As you can see it is a beautiful bright color, and came off very easily when wiped with nail polish remover.
The next colour I chose was this Muddy Purple. Again I did only one coat without base or top coats. It stayed on about 2 days before it began chipping. It was also very easy to remove.
The most recent colour that I have used for my finger-nails is the Mint Green. I have to say it is probably my favourite colour out of all 12. This time I put on two coats, because it is such a light colour. No base or top coats. Since, I have just put it on today I can’t say how long it will stay on. However, I am assuming that it will stay on for about 2 days.
Oddly enough my toe-nail polish stayed on throughout all my finger nail painting adventures. I just removed it today (it hadn’t even started chipping yet) and had a little trouble removing it. The yellow I used left a little yellow residue on my nails. I did get if off and decided to use a nice hot pink in its place.
So, here are the Pro’s and Con’s
So there you go. Personally, I really like this nail polish. I don’t mind having to repaint it every few days, because I like changing up the colours. Plus, I am sure that if I invest in a nice base coat and top coat polish it will fix con’s 1 and 3.
Next time you see L.A. Color nail polish at the store try it! You’re only spending a dollar, and you might really like it.
This is today’s outfit of the day post. It was a very very casual day, as I only went to two classes.
Sorry about the poor quality, I had to use my laptop because my camera is dying.
So here I have those Mustard tights spotlighted in an earlier post. I paired it with cut off jeans shorts. I also wore a plain black sweater with a grey tank top layered underneath.
Since it was so casual of an outfit, I used this bohemian style bag as a backpack and purse.
You can see I am pushing up my large glasses, and on my feet I wore simple sneaker style flats. It was just super comfortable and I would like to believe somewhat stylish.
So that was my OOTD!
Coming up in my posts I have a drink recipe and a dessert recipe. So yay! I look forward to sharing those!
It is the middle of the week. We are half done with the week, but we still have half to go. So, I thought why not start something interesting for my blog on Wednesdays. I will be choosing an item each Wednesday, and spotlighting it, and wearing it.
I am kind of a sucker for tights. They are well… simply adorable. For any girl that loves to wear skirts and dresses year round they are definitely a mainstay. I usually own dark tights. Greens, Blacks, Blues, Browns, but a few months ago when I was browsing the Forever 21 site I came across these opaque yellow tights. They were adorable, so I got them.
Now that the cold weather if finally upon us, I get to take these bad-boys out and wear them!
They are definitely my favourite fashion item this week!
The first way that I found to wear it is with a cute patterened peter-pan collar dress. This seems almost like a classic (Can any one else see Goldie Hawn giggling in a dress like this?)
The dress is a mini dress and paired with another patterned scarf, platform shoes and a leather jacket.
Another way that I found how to wear these Mustard tights is with high-waisted shorts over them, and a patterned shirt.
With these, she pairs them with loafers and a cardigan.
They are just so autumn-y.
Here are a few other inspirational outfits to try out!
In my next post, which will be an OOTD, I will show you how I am wearing them!!
It is dreary and raining and BEAUTIFUL!
1) Create a reading nook! We don’t have any crib mattresses, but we have a toddler bed mattress that we can use!
2) Ninja wars! Use balloons with sharpie-d on faces and nerf guns to shoot them!
3) Make a mini drive in theatre!
5) Water transfer experiment (Oh and so much more on this site!)