Sunday, June 3, 2012

Influenster VoxBox

This post is going to be a long one. I received the Influenster VoxBox this May and will now review the products for you.

Item One: Bath and Body Works Body Spray - Paris Amour

I wear perfume every day, but I never wear body sprays because the smell fades quickly. I did not like the smell of this, but everyone has different tastes and I'm sure some people would like it.

 Item Two: Sally Hansen Salon Effects: Nail Polish Strips

Sigh. This was made with real glitter. That means that when you try to get a straight edge on your nail by filing it, the entire piece of glitter comes off, along with the stick nail strip. Can you see that on my thumb?
It also means that it was a huge pain in the ass to remove.
I do not like nail strips as a rule because I can never make them look as good as I'd like.

 Item Three Soy Joy Bar - Blueberry

I had already take a bite of it when I realized I need to take a picture of it. Lol. These are gluten free which is good for those that are allergic to gluten. They tasted pretty bad though. One bite was all I could take.

Item Four Aveeno - Daily Moisturizing Body Wash

Ah, Aveeno, how I love you. This smells very nice and I've been using it when I shower. Does it make "visibly healthier skin?" I have no idea. I can never tell a difference with that stuff.

Item Five Sheer Cover - Concealer Fair/Medium (the lightest they have)

As you may be able to tell, my skin is very pale. When it comes to face makeup, I am always the lightest color. Normally number 01 titled Porcelain or something. 
Basically this concealer wasn't light enough to work for me. If you don't already know this, the rule for face makeup is that it should match your skin tone before you begin to blend it in. 

Item Six Chapstick - Lip Shield 365 

This chapstick has SPF 50+. Can someone tell me what 50+ means? Is that like, SPF 52 but they thought it'd be stupid to put that so they just use the plus sign? 
Anyways, this smells like a combination of citrus and sunscreen and I actually like it. It feels good on, and the smell/taste isn't too strong.

 Item Seven Dr Sholl's For Her Ball of Foot

I haven't tried this yet. But I will. Maybe.

Love, Bethany

Friday, June 1, 2012

Where Have I Been?

So sorry fellow bloggers! I've been in Ohio for my boyfriend's brother's high school graduation. When I returned, it was back to work and so forth. I've been a little stressed. But I have continued to take pictures of my nails.

The worst part about being gone is not commenting on all of your lovely nails. I feel bad :(

I'll try to catch up! The gorgeous Lizzy always sends me an email and checks up on me when I've missed a few days. She's the best :D

So here are some nails. I wore these for graduation. See how far behind I am on posting? Graduation was three weeks ago!

Essie - Geranium (2 coats)
Seche Vite top coat

Although there are many different colors of geranium, this color perfectly matches the red/orange geraniums. My grandmother always has geraniums at her house on the lake. 

Isn't this polish great? 

Love, Bethany

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Franken With Me!

Two new frankens! I actually have some more that I have not yet swatched. I love making them! If I ever sold any, which I'm considering, I would name my line Bonfire.

These are both shown with no base or top coat.

Here is a nice pink jelly.

Bonfire - Pinky Toe (3 coats)

It has a coral look to it, but I think these pictures make it seem a little more coral than it actually is.

Next up is a dusty blue jelly with silver flakes. 

Bonfire - Moi? (2 Coats)

I hope you liked these!

Love, Bethany

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

More Blue

Have you noticed that I love blue polish?

Claire's - Twinkle Twinkle (3 coats)
Gelous Top Coat
Seche Vite Top Coat

Twinkle Twinkle is a dark blue jelly with light blue shimmer. Isn't it lovely?

It had a very gritty finish, but I fixed it with some Gelous and Seche Vite. I feel like the glare takes away from the shimmer. I need a professional photographer. Or a light box. Lol.

Love, Bethany

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Here is a mani for less

Sinful Colors - Savage (2 coats) $1.99

A beautiful bright blue that dries matte because it's neon. The formula was great.

Here it is with a NYC - Quick Dry Top Coat

Isn't it great?

Love, Bethany

Friday, May 18, 2012

Double the Fun

My first Double the Fun - One base color...two top coats!

Base: China Glaze - Electric Beat (2 Coats)

Top Coat: Julep - Melissa

Do you like the green tinge?

Second Top Coat: Julep - Ellie

I like the pink tinge the best!

So how do you like the very first Double the Fun?

Love, Bethany

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

We're Off To See the Wizard

...the wonderful wizard of oz. This was one of my favorite movies as a young child. My parents tell me that I would make them watch it over and over again. Isn't it funny that children can do something a hundred times and not get sick of it?

China Glaze - Dorothy Who? (3 coats)
Gelous (1 coat)
Seche Vite (1 coat)

This is pretty spectacular isn't it? I don't know if they specifically meant the Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, but that's what I thought of. Now I want to do a mani with this and Ruby Pumps :)

Love, Bethany