Friday, June 3, 2011

My Favorite Nail Polishes (At The Moment)

All of these colors aren't summer colors, I love wearing different colors year round. Screw following trends lol.



From Left to Right

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color- Snappy Sorbet (creamy orange)

OPI Elephantastic Pink - (Bubble Gum Pink, but not super bright)

OPI Baguette Me Not -(this color is hard to explain but it is a mix of red,orange, pink, brown lol that is the only way i can think to explain it)

OPI Glitzerland - (Shimmery Gold, not chunky, very smooth finish)

OPI Barefoot in Barcelona - (Brownish Nude, great nude for brown skin girls, and my favorite)

China Glaze In the Lime Light Neon - (Sheer Lime Green, for opaque look you NEED 2 coats)

Ulta Salon Formula Nail Lacquer Blue Streak - (Creamy Blue)

Swatches Below and all are with 2 coats. The Swatches are from left to right as mentioned above.(I should've painted them on my nails so you can see how they look but i just got my nails done. Next time i will)



I love that all those colors are versitile and can be worn all year long. They range from around $5 to $8, so they are definitely affordable.

Tell me whats your favorite nail polish color or brand so I can check it out.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Steal vs. Splurge: Glade Candles vs. Yankee Candles

I've always heard that Yankee Candles were good but I was too cheap to purchase them lol. I would always see the glade candles(which were way less expensive than Yankee) and I decided to try it. I have been in love with them since. Recently I started testing Yankee Candles (the small votives) to see if I liked it. So the battle begins....*ding ding ding*

Glade Candles

  • Less Expensive than other brands
  • Easily Accessible (Target, Walmart, Grocery Stores)
  • Great Scents that can fill a whole room(maybe 2 rooms) and the scent will linger even when the candle is finished
  • Burns for almost a full day (22 hours)
  • Doesn't have a variety of scents ( about 7)
  • Only one size (4 oz)
  • Depending on the scent, it can be strong
Yankee Candles

  • VARIETY of scents, that range from super sweet to woodsy smells
  • Variety of sizes (from tea lights to large jars)
  • Depending on the size, it can last a very long time (even the smallest one last about 12 hours)
  • ( i am not sure if this is just the experience i had, but i noticed) it does not seem to have a scent that last long and as soon as the candle is burned through the scent is GONE! This could be because I was testing with smaller candles but...yeah
  • can be a little pricey if you want a larger container
So the winner is......

ITS A TIE!!! lol

For price and long lasting scent I would honestly have to choose Glade. For a variety of flavors, I would choose Yankee Candle

Here are a few of my favorite scents from each

Glade Hawaiian Breeze infused with Essential Oils(orange one pictured below. very tropical, coconut-ish)

Glade Island Escape (blue aqua, sun-warmed figs, and ripe mango)

Glade Sparkle of Spring (green packaging. smells like lime but it is really fresh and not overwhelming)

Glade Creamy Custard and Blushing Apple (not photo'd. this has to be my favorite and most purchased from Glade. It smells like you are baking a pie but it is not super sweet.)


Yankee Candles


Soft Blanket

Fluffy Towels

but my FAVORITE FAVORITE Yankee Candle is


the smell of this is omg....i love it. describes it as an exotic island escape in the beautiful mix of bright citrus, sweet florals, and spicy vanilla. This scent is light and not overpowering but it smells really good.

A small note: the lady at the Yankee Candle store was telling me it is better to get an accurate smell of the scent by smelling the lid(when it is in a glass jar with a bubble lid) rather than smelling where the wick is. I'm not sure if i'm the only one that didn't know that but i figured i would share that information.

Also, Yankee is also having a sale right now. Any candle that is red, white, or blue is buy one get one 50% off. They have a variety of scents in all of those colors too. Check out a store or the website if you are interested.

Let me know what your favorite candle is...



Pussycat Dolls Workout DVD Review

OMG i am in love with this video. While i'm doing it I tend to forget i'm even working out. I am not an active person so to me this really gets my heart rate up. If you are a very active person this might not be enough for you. It would depend on your normal level of activity. Although, I have noticed my legs have been burning since I've been using it consistently (I guess that means its working).

I bought it a few months ago at wal-mart for $10(i think). I used it a few times when i first bought it but then i just forgot about it. I started using it again this week and I freaking love it lol. If you want something fun to do, even if you aren't trying to lose weight.

The whole video is about 50 minutes. Its broken up into a warm up, "dont cha" routine, "dont cha" performance, "buttons" routine, "buttons performance, burlesque routine, burlesque performance, and then a cool off. This is a fun, sexy, flirty workout that has a lot of booty smacking and shaking lol.

The one thing I don't like about it is that it only has 2 pussycat dolls songs, i wish they would come out with a second one or another one with more songs and more routines on it.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Mini Walgreens Haul

I just wanted to blog about a few products I picked up while I was at Walgreens Tuesday night.

I saw this Nivea Creme at the register for .99cents so i figured i had to pick it up and try it. So for it has been moisturizing but If i really like it I may do an indepth review on it.

I also saw wet n' wild had their eye pencils on sale for .49cents (so if any of you guys like wet n' wild, you might wanna check out your local walgreens). Below is a swatch but it is just a basic white eyeliner.

My main reason for going to walgreens was to find an orange lipstick. A few people on tumblr told me that Milani had a great orange lipstick. I couldnt find or decide which one they were talking about so i picked up this one in Orange Gina. I think its ehhh but i'll still wear it this summer. The Milani website describes it as a golden orange.

I just decided to stroll on down the hair aisle and i saw organix had buy one get one free on their shampoos and conditioners so i had to try it out. I'm not sure how it will work or it is a good product but If i end up loving it i will definitely blog about it.