Pastel & Polka Dots

Hello again everyone. So I have another nail look for you guys today and I hope you enjoyed yesterday's post as much as I enjoyed creating it. Today I also wanted to do something that is just one of my absolute favourites. I have been wearing polka dots ever since I was a child and it's just one of those things that never goes out of style for me. So what better way than to put them on my nails. 

I used all pastel bases (I told you guys how much I love pastels) and used a dotting tool to create the polka dots. 

The colours I used were: China Glaze V, China Glaze Sweet Hook, China Glaze Electric Beat, China Glaze Dance Baby, Elf Mint Cream and China Glaze White on White for the polka dots. 

Once again, I hope you guys enjoy this one. I was so tempted to go wild with accent nails and so forth but I just wanted it to be simple and pretty. Try it out and let me know what you think :-))

Pastel & Neon Nails

I was thinking about what to do to my nails today to reflect the weather in a trendy yet understated way. I thought about mixing my favourite shades of nail polishes at the moment- pastels (my constant fave) and neons ( a new fave) to come up with this pretty look. And yes, I love French manicures so coming up with new, interesting and current ways of rocking French nails is always under my radar. I hope you guys enjoy this post and stay tuned for more nail tutorials. 

I used 2 coats of Sweet Hook from China Glaze and for the French I used Lime Up #39 from Essence

With Flash

Next week I will be doing a full week of bridal- makeup, nails and skin care tips so stay tuned for that as well. Also, if you guys have any ideas on what you would like to see, leave a comment below and I'll come up with something :-))

LORAC Unzipped Makeup Tutorial

For yesterday's post I shared with you guys the LORAC Unzipped palette that had some gorgeous shades that would be perfect for this time of the year. Summer makeup calls for neutral shades that looks amazing in the sunlight when the sun hits the face. This look would be perfect for any occasion and can be worn for day or night. Enjoy!

For the eyes I used the Lorac Behind the Scenes eye primer as a base. I then used a mixture of Unattainable and Unreal on the lid. In the crease I used Unspoken then Untamed to add more definition to the crease. I kept it light for daylight but a bit more Untamed can bring this look into the night. As a brow highlighter I used Undercover. I lined with Ben Nye Cake Black liner and added a coat of mascara and finished with a pair of Ardell lashes. 

For the rest of the face I used Makeup Forever HD Foundation and set with MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural. Contoured with Makeup Forever Sculpting Kit #3,  added MAC blush in Gingerly and highlighted with NARS Orgasm (love this over Gingerly as a highlighter). 

For the lips I used Kinda Sexy by MAC and topped with a light gloss. 




From the moment I walked into my local Sephora and my eyes caught the Lorac unzipped eyeshadow palette, I knew that I may just have found the perfect set of neutrals for my golden tan complexion. The golden/ reddish undertones of these shadows is exactly the tones that will suit most if not all skin tones, from the darkest darks to relatively fair complexions when kissed by the summer sun. 

There are six shimmer shades and four matte shades that compliments each other very well. The pigmentation of each shade is exceptional with limited fallout. I have been using this palette consecutively without each shade forming a dent, a testament to their pigmentation.  

Undiscovered is a golden shade that can be used a number of ways on the eyes or the skin while Unbelievable and Unreal are a gorgeous rose gold tones. Unspoken would make the perfect crease shade and can be made even deeper by adding Unbridled or even Untamed. The only thing missing in this palette would be a matte black but Untamed can easily work in its stead with the right application skill.

Overall a great palette. The eye primer was a great bonus and one allows for smooth blending. I’m looking forward to part two of this palette and I know with time this will take the place of the Urban Decay neutral palettes for many people. I know it has done so in my case.