Saturday, October 13, 2012

Influenster: Revamped!

Influenster had been promising a whole new look to its site for quite a while. They teased us with mentions of new badges, new voxbox campaigns, and points system. Guess what?
They delivered!
Influenster is a totally new site now. New look, new logo, new system! With new badges and categories, any kind of blogger can be an influenster! The site is invitation only now, with unlimited lifestage badges to earn, and 5 expert badges you can choose. The more influential on social media you are, the higher your score will be! Influensters can review just about anything now, and ask questions and provide answers to their fellow bloggers. Profiles are now public so we can explore each other's blogs and see how much of an Influenster they are!
The new site is fresh and clean looking. I love how modern it is, and how easy it is to navigate. Not to mention that they've allowed us veteran Influensters to retain our old brand badges! All in all, it was a wise and clever move for Influenster!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Pink Chiffon: Bath & Body Works NEW & Improved Shower Gel

This was one of  my favorite items I received in my Latina Voxbox from Influenster.
The body wash Signature Scent was Pink Chiffon, and the fragrances consisted of Mandarin, Sparkling Red Pear, Peach Nectar, Wild Berries,Tiare Flower, Jasmine Petals, Water Lily, Apple Blossom.

This is the official information:
NEW & Improved! Shower Gel NOW WITH SHEA! Bath & Body Works exclusive formula is now enriched with Shea Butter, making it the richest, bubbliest lather that gives you softer, cleaner skin.Moisturizing Aloe Vera and skin-loving Vitamin E combine for lather that bursts with fragrance!F Exclusively at Bath & Body Works.
Where to Buy:You can find Bath & Body Works products at a registered retail store near you!Suggest retail price of the Shower Gel: $11.00 (Full Size, 10oz.), $5.00 (Mini Shower Gel, 3oz.)
I love Bath and Body Works products, and this body wash is no exception. It lathers well and the scent is long-lasting. I just had to purchase the accompanying fragrance mist!
Bath and Body Works have great deals and sales usually for many of their newest signature scents. Small Body Washes like the one I received from Influenster are five dollars, but are usually sold for three for ten dollars. Pair this with a spend ten dollars and receive a full signature scent item coupon and you're set for a few months! This way, you get to sample many of the other wonderful scents at a great price!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Lumpy Space Princess Acrylic Design

Okay so this isn't a Nail Art post but I thought I would make an exception because I love Lumpy Space Princess, and Asa will be posting some Lumpy Space Princess Nail Art in the next week or so.

Design based on this T-shirt

I'll be back with some posts about the latest voxbox courtesy of Influenster, the Latina Voxbox!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Blue's Clues Nail Design

Here's a quick design upload!

(Image I used for reference)

This was one of my favorite shows when I was younger! Blue's design was done with two Sally Hansen Nail Art Pens in Blue and Bright Blue.
Hope you like it!

Friday, July 6, 2012

The Avengers: Iron Man Accent Nail

So earlier this week Asa posted an Amazing Spider Man nail design. Today I bring you an Iron Man Design!

I used this picture for reference

Polishes: Essie: Meet Me at Sunset, Revlon: Gold Coin, Sinful Colors Nail Art:  Time Off, L.A. Colors Nail Art Deco: Red, Kiss Nail Art Paint: Silver Glitter, Wild Beauty Nail Paint: Gold
 'Till next time! I promise we'll update more often!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Spider-man Nails for the Amazing Spider-man!

 Hey guys! This is Asa. I know that we have not been on since April (I believe) but here we are!
This time we have a superhero theme and to start it off, Spider-Man.
If you want to know more about Spidey, here's a link.
I googled various images of Spider-Man and his costume and came up with this nail design.

Here is another picture:

And here are the colors I used:

From L to R: Base COat by NK, Wet n Wild Everybody Loves Redmond, Wet n Wild Saved by the Blue, Nail art striper in black and white, Fast Dry Top Coat by NK

Monday, April 9, 2012

Bunny Nails for Spring!

Hola everyone, Asa here!

This time I have another Spring Nail Art for you. Bunny Nails!
I love bunnies because they are so cute and are perfect for Spring time.
I had a lot of fun doing this nail design and actually these aren't m own design, they are cutepolish's
I used a similar technique as her except I changed up my colors and did not  use a dotting tool (because I don't own any)

Here are some pictures:

All pictures are in natural light. 

Here is the stuff I used:

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spring Leopard Nails

Hola! Asa here guys.
I have a spring-y leopard nails for y'all. I actually did these December 29, 2011 according to the details of these pictures. I had gotten some new nail polishes from CJ for X-mas and I decided to use the pink one. 
This is without flash

With le flash
With flash
I'm not sure what the base color is called (as it has no name) but the blue dots I did are with Wet n Wild's Rain Check. I then used my Art Deco nail brush in black to create the circles around the dots. 
I think this is a really interesting and soft (and spring-y) twist on the classic leopard nails which are  usually golden or brown. 
This can also be a good Easter-ish manicure if you want to diverge from the candies, bunnies, and flowers. 
Although I do love me some candy!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Kiss Nail Dress "Body Suit" Review

Here's another review of a product I received in my love voxbox complimentary of the amazing program Influenster. The Kiss Nail Dress was the product I was looking most forward to try. Previously in my Holiday Voxbox, I had received ImPRESS press on manicure (which I really loved). 

I received my nails in the print "Body Suit." It's a bit of a crazy leopard print design.

I'm going to be honest. It was a pain to file down the excess sticker off the nail. I became increasing frustrated and eventually just didn't care anymore. People with larger nail beds should know that some of the stickers will not completely cover the nail. The "stickers" also peel at the edges and the tips, and because I was worried about yanking them off accidentally, I used a top coat over the stickers. This did not help much. I will say, that although they peel at the edges, they will definitely stay on if they are pressed occasionally. The removal was easy and I only needed a few dabs of acetone to get rid of the adhesive.
This is a good product, especially for a weekend out with a quick no mess application.
Here's some official information:

Kiss Nail Dress

Fashion That Sticks
Introducing Kiss Nail Dress, ultimate nail fashion for tips and toes! Just peel, apply, and shape for a manicure that lasts up to 10 days. On in minutes, off in seconds without remover. Nail Dress is available in 18 different styles, many of them featuring 3-dimensional jeweled designs. Check out Peplum, a deep black with multi-colored gems for a pop of color, or Babydoll, for a golden and glamorous jeweled look. Skip the topcoat, Nail Dress has it built in.

With 28 strips in each package, you can cut up your extras to create designs that can be used on top of polished or artificial nails. Nail Dress doesn’t dry out the way other polish strips can, so you can save them to use on your next DIY mani. A nail design booklet is included in each package, just in case you need a little inspiration.

And don’t forget about your feet! Nail Dress looks awesome on toes, too – just use the square side of the sticker for a perfect fit.

Where to Buy
Nail Dress’ suggested retail is $6.99 and is available in all major drug chains and mass retailers like WalMart, CVS and Walgreens.

Love Voxbox 2012: Venus & Olay Razor Review

Hey everyone! So I was lucky enough to receive a second box of free goodies from the amazing progam Influenster! This box was called the Love Voxbox and in it were these amazing products:
Stash Herbal Tea, Ghiradelli Chocolate, Truvia Sweetener, Kiss Nail Dress Nail Art, Venus + Olay Razor
I really enjoyed testing these products and am looking forward to purchasing many of them in the future.
Anyway,  on to the review!

I was really excited to try out the new Venus+ Olay razor. I actually had just received a free sample of the new Schick Hydro razor in the mail a week earlier and was looking forward to comparing them. Here's some of the official information for the Venus + Olay razor:

Venus & Olay Razor

For the first time ever, Gillette Venus, a global leader in female shaving, and Olay, a global leader in skincare, are coming together to deliver a gold standard in shaving with the new Gillette Venus & Olay razor. Venus’ best shaving technology works with Olay Moisture Bars, offering women best-of-both-worlds shaving and skin expertise. Olay Moisture Bars help lock-in moisture to your skin for less dryness, and with every smoothing stroke, Venus’ five blades shave you close.

Product Details
  • Venus’ five-bladed razors shave you close and adjust to women’s curves for a smooth and comfortable shave, even over tricky shaving areas like knees and ankles.
  • Olay Moisture Bars contain skin-enhancing elements found in Olay products: Petrolatum helps lock in skin’s moisture for less dryness and Glycerin helps offer that goddess glow! Just wet the razor to release a light lather – no separate shave cream required.
  • As with most Venus razors, new Venus & Olay also features a rounded, pivoting head designed for women’s curves, and a soft-grip ergonomic handle for confident control, even in wet and soapy environment

Where to Buy
A refillable Venus & Olay with one replacement cartridge sells for approximately $8.99-$10.99. Packages of three replacement cartridges are available for about $14.99 - $19.49.
Venus & Olay will be available starting March 15, 2012 at food, drug, convenience and mass merchandise stores throughout the United States.

While I do like the Venus + Olay razor and its moisture bars, it's not a miracle razor. My legs did not feel any more moisturized than they would with a regular razor. In fact, I found that the moisture bars seemed to only create a slimy substance that made it harder to shave. This is a good product, but I would recommend to buy it and its cartridges when they are on sale.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Anti-Valentine's Day Nail Art

Hola. Asa here again! I have made an anti-Valnetine's Day design. Ever suffered from a broken heart? This might be the design for you.

My base color is How I met Your magenta from WnW's fastdry collection. I used 2 coats but I still saw VNL (visible nail line).
Then I used a black crackle to create hearts.
I chose my ring finger as an accent finger and put studs on the tip. I used a top coat (I will post a review later this week of the top coat) to seal everything.

Valentine's Day Nail Designs

Hey guys! Asa here. I know I haven't posted in a WHILE but to make up for it I have a couple of nail designs and virtual cookies.

Here is the first one:
For this design, I used French Creme by WnW and some other WnW polishes. In order to make this design first put on a base coat of your choice. Then paint your nails with a white polish. Take a dotting tool or bobby pin and dip it in the polish of your choice and create a 'v' shape on the nail. It will create a heart shape. Add a top coat of your choice and enjoy your cute nails!

I just rotated this picture so it looks a bit weird. 

This design was also pretty simple. I mixed together a blue and white to make a sky blue color I wanted. You don't have to do this if you already have a sky blue polish. After the polish dries, use a dotting tool or a bobby pin to create clouds with a white polish. After the clouds dry, take a bobby pin or dotting tool to create hearts using a pink polish.

The design on my middle finger is actually from this awesome video by indigonova:
Please ignore the yellow polish on the side of my finger.

For this next design, I used a mix of a nude color, white shimmery polish, and a light pink shimmer I had. After the base color dried I used a blue polish to cover half my nail diagonally and then used a glittery striper to create a line between the pink and the blue. I used a bobby pink to place two pink dots and then used a pink striper to create 'c's around the dot. I also added green leaves around the roses.
Here is another picture:

Have a fun and romantic Valentine's Day! I know I'll spend it with my one true love: food.
I leave you all with this super adorbs Doctor Who gif.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Pretty and Sweet Valentine's Day Nails

Hey! I hate that we haven't posted in so long, so to make up for it, I have TWO Valentine's Day nails designs to share!

Why I'm holding perfume for this picture Idek.

Base Color is L.A. Colors Electric Charge, while the designs were made with L.A. Colors stripers, except for the lavender which was made with a Sinful Colors stripers.
Here's the second Design:

The tips were L.A. Colors Hotblooded, the silver lining with Kiss Nail Art silver glitter striper, and the black heart with a Sinful Colors Striper.
I hope everyone has a lovely Valentine's Day. I plan to sit at home and stuff myself with chocolate.

Not my gif, but I wish he were mine ;)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Starry Night Nails (cutepolish tutorial)

Hey all!
This is Asa. 
I apologize for the lack of nail posts!

Not my gif. 

I just got finals week done with so whew. *Wipes brows*
So my post today is Starry Night Nails. I have always been fascinated with van Gogh's Starry Night and this fascination got even stronger with "Vincent and the Doctor" (Doctor Who episode). 
I found cutepolish's tutorial on Starry Night nails and they were very easy to replicate actually!
Here is my picture:

I wish I could put the TARDIS on one of the nails though. 

From Left to Right: NK Smoother Nails Ridge Filling Base Coat, WnW Saved by the Blue, WnW  Teal or no Teal,  WnW Rain Check, L.A. Colors Nail Art Brush, Topcoat (no brand).

Also, as a side note, for the rest of the nails that were not Starry Night, I layered Rain Check over Teal or no Teal because I thought that Rain Check was a bit sheer and not blue-y enough and that Teal or no Teal was too blue-y.
So, readers, I leave you with this nail art that I attempted.
Here's a gif of Emily Deschanel dancing.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Montagne Jeunesse: Dead Sea Mud

.So this is the last of the reviews of some of the items I received from Influenster's Voxbox program. Here's the official information:

Montagnue Jeunesse

Fun, pampering beauty treats

Whether you enjoy looking after your skin, being pampered, or indulging in some me-time, be it alone or with friends, you will absolutely enjoy one of these ‘Life Little Pleasures’… With a huge array to choose from, our face masques are packed with the most delicious natural ingredients and are bursting with luscious fragrances. Suitable for all different skin types, there is one to suit every mood and everybody!

Montagne Jeunesse beauty treats are free of parabens, vegetarian approved and never tested on animals. So treat yourself today to a masque that will hydrate, nourish and leave your skin cleansed, smooth and glowing. Available at ULTA Beauty, Walgreen’s, Claire’s, Walmart, Kroger, CVS Pharmacies and other retailers across the US, these masques are available in a variety of succulent flavours, including:

  • Cucumber Peel Off
  • Passion Peel Off
  • Dead Sea Mud
  • Fruit Smoothie
  • Strawberry Souffle
  • Chocolate Mud
  • And many more!

Montagne Jeunesse… good for your skin, your wallet and the earth!

I really liked this product. It made my skin feel so fresh and relaxed. It felt smoother and softer, and looked a lot clearer. I love that Montagne Jesse is a vegetarian company. Their products are made from lovely all natural ingredients. It's really nice to see these types of products. I personally can't wait to pick up a few more of these.