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There’s a party on my fingers! Yay!

This week I forced my brothers to watch Fudoh: The New Generation with me (I feel like there’s probably a lesson in there about compromise, but…), my brother flew back to London on Thursday night (the most emotional part of the week), and I went to this awesome exhibit at MoMAI’ve also been trying to get my posterior in gearior regarding my next Fashion Challenge segment (I’m trying to post one/month and I’m already behind schedule), but I can’t find certain garments in the Polyvore archives or when I Google them, which is something I find unacceptable in 2013. Seriously, why is it so difficult to find the leather Rick Owens sporran I spotted in Philadelphia two years ago at a store that no longer exists?!

I knew that I was going to be doing my fair share of socializing this week, so I needed to be prepared for whatever excitement and mischief was to come my way. Enter the PARTY MANICURE.

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Despite the fact that all of the manicure photos I’ve posted are fun, glittery, trendy, and two-toned, I generally stick to more solid and uniform manicures (which is also one of the reasons why I’ve only written about four of my manicures so far). What can I say? I was in the mood for confetti. Plus, this manicure matches these crazy pants which I’ve had for MONTHS and finally wore for the first time on Saturday night. 🙂

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I absolutely love the print of these pants; however, there is this brown paint splatter motif that makes them kind of look….. soiled. Gross, huh? Well, I’m all for fugly chic and anything kind of transgressive.

Here’s to my gross-looking, but awesome printed pants and the party on my fingers!

Base coat: White Hot by Sephora by OPI (see the tip below)
Top coat: Twinkle by Milani
Pants: H&M

TIP: Use white nail polish as a base coat for solid, colorful manicures. Cover those white digits with a neon color (Dream On by Sinful Colours is my personal favorite) and watch that color really pop.

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Haul – Winter Makeup!

I went on a shopping trip to Sephora and CVS two weekends ago and I purchased a few things that I need to create a new, wintry look! I also purchased the supplies I needed to create my black and gold reverse French manicure (a friend of mine referred to it as very Art Deco!).

Some “reviewlets” of the products I’ve tried since purchasing them (I’ll only include cons where applicable):

1. Sephora Collection Pro Lesson Smoky Eye Palette in brown and black
Pros: Shadows had a creamy finish which enhances sultriness, numbered instructions make palette great for novices, large mirror, comes with two different color schemes to create two different smoky eye looks, comes with black eyeliner pencil, on sale for $28.

2. Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eyeshadow Primer
Pros: No applicator means more precise application (what could be more precise than your finger?) and implies a smaller carbon footprint (yay!). A pea-sized amount is enough to prime one entire eyelid and brow.

3. Revlon nail lacquer in Gold Coin
Pros: I love the shade. Surprisingly doesn’t chip that easily.

4. Milani nail lacquer in Black Magic
Pros: It’s a pretty decent black; it hasn’t turned green or gotten gnarly. It doesn’t bubble when applied.

5. Milani Nail Art Lacquer in Black Sketch
Pros: Comes with a very good precision brush. I used this brush left-handed to clean up the lines on my right hand (also my more dominant hand), and I didn’t screw up with this brush (I did, however, screw up using the other brushes, but that comes with the territory).

6. Nailene Perfect Tips French manicure nail guides
Pros: Inexpensive (they retail for $3.19 at CVS, but I got them at a discount). Three sheets with plenty of guides. Intuitive design (I mean, you just throw them onto your nail — it’s not difficult to understand).
Cons: Strong adhesive; it peeled some of my polish off. I don’t know if that means that the polish is weak or the adhesive is too strong…

I haven’t tried the Sephora Perfecting Lash primer, the Sephora nano eyeliner in Pure White, or the Purity facial cleanser yet, but I’ll get to it!

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