Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Nail Trend: Minx

I'm super intrigued with this new nail trend called Minx.  Its pretty much a press on nail applique' that you put on you nail with heat.  Its all the rage in Hollywood, NY, and Atl with celebrities and those alike.  It comes at a celebrity price too...$40-$200 an application.  Mostly you will see the bright metallic looks with Minx, but you can go sa far as to customize the image on your nails, such as adding a personal picture or image (like yourself) as a Minx design.  The International, California based company offers and array of designs, so that now, your nails can really match you outfit.  Gone are the days of worrying about whether your nails match that cobalt blue or hot pink dress anymore.  Check out the gallery of ecletic and fun Minx nails, you'll be enlightened and entertained.  Oh and did I forget to mention that there is absolutely no drying time!  I love Seche Vite, but I'll take zero drying time over a few minutes of it any day.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Blog New Years Resolutions!

So I have been pretty lax with my blog...and with my Youtube channel, but I have good reason!  LIFE!  Yeah, that's pretty much it.  I've been so busy with 'real life' stuff that I haven't had the mental capacity for bloggin or youtub-ing.  You know how you just have a lot going on and alll your extra hobbies, yeah that is, extra go out the window.  So on top of my actuall hobbies, such as baking, crafting, shopping, etc., bloggin and youtubing falls into the extra category. However, this upcoming year I am making,or at least trying to, a committment to keep up with at least one of these extra hobbies once a week.  TBH, I can blog anytime, on my phone, at work, etc, etc., but I can't Youtube anytime, hence not being able to upload videos at work and I don't own a laptop.  Also, there is a possibly that later next year I will not have access to a computer, or much technology for the matter, at all.  Anyways, I really want my blog to be successful, therefore I am attempting to make it a priority.  So, if this means I need to blog from my phone before bed at night, join more online bloggin communities, shoutout in my YT videos more, then I am!  I've always been better in words than on camera anyways.  So here's the rundown (in bullets on course):
  • Blog at least 2x a week
  • One review a week
  • One random post about anything
  • Get a snazzy blog layout
  • Promote blog more
  • Get a message board going (possibly, will need to look at how much $ it would be)
  • Update it through my phone if not near a comp
  • Blog wisely
  • Interact and respond my to my readers
I'm gonna hold myself to these, so you hold me to them too!xoxo~Tenns

The Rundown: Make Looks

Lead: Woodwinked
Crease: Antiqued blended w/ Intripid(HIP) in outer corner
Highlight: French Cuff
Inner corner: Antiqued
Cheeks: Crushed Bougainvillea
Lips: Wonbderstucks Lipglass

Base: UDPP Sin
Lid: Stila Matte Quad Crease Color
Highlight: Stila Beige
Cheeks: MAC Breezy
Contour: X Rocks
Lips: Star Nova Lustreglass

Base: UDPP
Lid: Stila sparkly black
Crease: Stila light pink and beige
Highlight: Mauvement pigment
Cheeks: Breezy
Lips: HIP Lip Duo Snazzy
Contour: X Rocks
Mascara: Zoomlash
Liner: Penultimate winged out
Eyebrows: Dark brown NYX pencil

Base: UDPP
Lead: Metal X Gold Spice
Highlight/Outer corner: Woodwinkeed
Cheeks: Breezy
Contour: X Rocks
Lips: L'oreal HIP duo in Spunky

Base: Painterly
Lid: Metal X Platinum Pink
Crease: Revved Up MAC Pigment
Inner Corner: NYX Ultra Pearl Mania Penny
Liner: HIP Creamliner
Lip: Fafi Collection

Base: UDPP Sin
Lid: Steamy
Crease: n/a
Outer corner: Go
Cheeks: Breazy
Contour: X Rocks
Liner: Turquoise Automatic Liner by Ulta
Lips: Amuse Chocolate Lip Gloss

Base: UDPP Sin
Lid: Platinum Pink
Crease: Star By Night
Inner Corner: HIP Gilded Duo light side
Outer Corner: HIP Gilded Duo dark side (outer V)
Cheeks: True Romantic
Lips: Prestige Lipstick in Raisin
Liner: Purple and black winged out
Lower lash liner: Turquoise Ulta Automatic liner

Base: UDPP
Lid: NYX Eye Pencil in Rust
Crease: Bold & Brazen
Highlight/Inner Corner: Antiqued
Cheeks: Breezy
Mascara: Sexy Curves

Base: UDPP Sin
Lid: Star Violet
Crease: Dark Blue from NYX Lake Moss Trio
Highlight: NYX Pearl e/s in Gold/Champagne
Inner corner: Darker golden NYX pearl shadow