February 2012 Beauty Favorites!9:33 PM
Hey guys! March is upon us again and it's time to share my monthly favorites from the past 4 weeks. This month, I found a new favorite lip product and rediscovered a few older items that I used nearly everyday!
Check out the video and product list below...
Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum
Lioele Blooming Pop Cherry Tint
Wet & Wild Gel Liner
Sigma Mr. Bunny Synthetic Brush Set
Dora Addict Eyelash Glue
OPI Gel Polish in Princess Rule!
Forever 21 sweatshirt
Jami Rodriguez Fortune Cookie earrings via Hautelook invite
J.Crew watch strap (similar/similar)
So I mentioned this in the video a little bit but I am a really huge fan of the gradient lip using lip stains (like the Lioele one I talked about) which I've actually been doing for years (also here, here, here, here). I know it's because of influences from Korea that I think it's a completely ordinary look but I noticed youtube comments being totally put off by it.
What do you guys think? Is it a cute twist on your typical lip color or does it look like you are a vampire that just had a nice snack?
Also, I did want to talk a little more in-depth into my Gel polish'd nails. Here's how my nails are right now after 3 weeks:
You can compare that to when I first got it done here which I posted on Twitter.
Basically, gel polish is like a polish/acrylic hybrid which must be cured with a UV light. The amazing thing is that, as you can see here, the polish lasts and lasts without chipping or peeling for at least 2 weeks. I had mine done at a salon but I've heard of at-home kits that you can buy as well. Additionally, you can apply regular polish on top of gel polish if you get bored with the color with no ill effects since polish remover will only remove the regular polish on top.
I got mine done so that my peeling, thin nails could grow out a bit and I think it's worked splendidly for this. It's a little expensive (mine was around $25-$30) but I recommend it for the occasional nail-lift!
Hope you guys enjoyed reading/watching! Let me know in the comments if there's anything here you've tried as well, or if there are any products you'd like for me to try for the future. :)