Nails I Do Adore: Pink Forever

Check out my current NOTW!  I got the idea to re-do my nails pink every Wednesday from the site On Wednesdays We Wear Pink just like the "Plastics" did in the movie Mean Girls.





Here are the polishes I used, featuring one of my favorites, Pink Forever by Sinful Colors.





How are you rocking your nails this week?

How to Be a Mean Girl


Some days I feel like being a total mean girl.  I know it's rude to say, but I get tired of being the nice one, the responsible one, the kindhearted one, or the one folks can always depend on.  Lately I've been feeling really unappreciated and I'm fed up!

My phone rings so much with people asking for advice or asking for favors.  I never turn anyone away because I try to make the lives of those closest to me a little easier.  If all I have to do is talk someone through a tough situation or commit to doing a few hours of service for someone I'm all in.  I do this for people I LOVE because isn't that what you're supposed to do for those you care for?

Yeah right, I say.  It's all well and nice to have someone you can always depend on, but today I'm wondering who do I have to depend on?  Who can I call when I am frustrated and need a reality check or moment of clarity from someone I feel knows me well?  No one.  Everyone else is too busy with life to return my phone calls and text messages.  Ain't that a trip?

So I've declared today Mean Girl Day.  I'm not listening to anyone's problems, I'm not helping anyone do shit, and I am not gonna be bothered!  That means no more going out of my way to check on my so-called friends who never call to check on me or my family or doing nice things to show them all how much I care.  While some people think it's ok to occasionally say "thanks for always being there" or "I'm glad to you're a part of my life" I'd like to convey those thoughts with actions.  You can tell verbally share a sentiment with someone all the time but until you begin to prove it with actions, it doesn't mean anything! Starting today, I'm putting all of my energy into myself and my children because if anyone needs it, we do.  I just can't deal.  You would think that I would learn how to say no every now and again so I wouldn't get burned out so fast, but I still haven't learned!  

Wow I'm feeling mean already! Sorry for the rant, but every now and again I believe it's necessary.  It just wouldn't be real if we didn't share the good, the bad, and the ugly things about ourselves.

Does anyone feel where I'm coming from?  Someone out there please tell me I'm not going crazy.


Lip Service: MAC Viva Glam Lipglass

Lately I've been noticing a pattern in the lipglosses I have been grabbing for:  all of them were from the MAC Viva Glam Collection!  Since I've been giving them so much play, I decided to share some pics and swatches with you guys.


While many have said that Viva Glam Gaga II is rather hard to pull off, I rock it just fine with either a dark brown lipliner (MAC Lipliner in Chestnut or NYX Lipliner in Expresso) or a deep plum lipliner.


The Viva Glam Gaga Lipglass is one of my favorite glosses.  I usually pair it with my NYX lipliner in Purple Rain or my BHcosmetics lipliner in Raspberry.


I've really been enjoying the coral color of Viva Glam Cyndi this summer.  I pair this with my NYX lipliner in Expresso.


I've been wearing this one on days when I'm creating a neutral lip and bold eyes.  I use the NYX lipliner in Expresso for this one too.  This is like my go-to, no-fail lipgloss for everything!

I use this one with my Avon Glimmersticks lipliner in Perfect Plum.  They are like a match made in make-up heaven!

Here are the swatches for all of them:


Which one do you like best?

Nails I Do Adore: Leopard Print

Since my nails have been growing I've been trying to keep them looking fresh.  I'm no pro at nail design but I do find it quite fun to do! This is my current NOTW.


This is what I used:



I love Sinful Colors nail polishes and have been collecting them for some time. I also adore the cute little mini   polish duos that mark sells.  What do you guys think?

Monica Inspired FOTD

Here's the Inspiration:

Here's the Look:




Products Used:
Avon Perfect Wear Foundation in Toffee
E.L.F. Studio Blush in Berry Merry
mark. Good Riddance Concealer Hook-Up in Medium Deep
mark. Scanda-lash Mascara in Black Lash 
mark. On The Edge Liquid Liner in Cleo
mark.  I-mark Eyeshadow in Piccadilly
LA Colors 5 Color Metallic Eyeshadow in Lush
NYX Lipliner in Expresso
MAC Lipstick in Shy Girl
MAC Lipglass in Viva Glam V


Sorry the pics are of poor quality! My flash wasn't working.  I probably should have taken them before I went out  for the day :/

In A Beautiful World: Random Thoughts


Do you ever wonder what life would be like in a beautiful world?  Well I do all the time!  I wonder what life would be like if everything I've experienced were as sweet as honey, soft as cotton candy, smooth as a Miles Davis tune, serene as a view of the ocean on a midsummer's night, and as spicy as scents of cinnamon and vanilla infused into all of my memories of early childhood.  Wouldn't that be something?

Some may argue that It may not be natural or even healthy to live so high up in the clouds.  That much may be so.  But sometimes the darkness of life causes me to search for an escape, a sweet release of sorts, to cast myself ashore.  While this may not work for some, it always makes a dim situation bright for me.  Besides, don't we all wish we could have sunny, beautiful days every day?  Don't we all wish we could rid the world of sorrow, famine, disaster, evil, fear, and turmoil?  

Well imagining my beautiful world and dreaming within it helps me to believe that one day all of those things can be possible.

In a beautiful world, what could be possible for you?  For us?  For our world?

Nicki Minaj "Super Bass" Inspired FOTD

Here's the Inspiration:


Here's the Look:



Products Used:
BH Cosmetics 120 Palette
Avon Perfect Wear Foundation in Toffee
E.L.F. Studio Blush in Berry Merry
mark. Good Riddance Concealer Hook-Up in Medium Deep
mark. Scanda-lash Mascara in Black Lash 
mark. On The Edge Liquid Liner in Cleo
NYX Lipliner in Dolly Pink
NYX Round Lipstick in Strawberry Milk
MAC Viva Glam Gaga I Lipglass

I tried one of Nicki's looks from the "Superbass" video today.  What do you guys think?
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