Defy & Inspire “Moon Dust”

Happy Monday loves!

I hope you all had a great weekend! Sorry, I’ve been somewhat MIA, it’s been a bit crazy here.

I was at Target a few weeks ago and came across Target’s new nail polish line: Defy & Inspire Wear Resistant Nail Lacquer! I normally don’t spend $7 on nail polish but I realized I needed to try this brand let alone the shade.

A little about Defy & Inspire: Their motto is “Beauty is our Responsibility”. Defy the Ordinary. Inspire the Extraordinary. It’s one of those new brands of nail polishes that have 5 Free: No DPB, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin or Camphor. I only know about the first Formaldehyde! lol

Target did a great job designing a nail polish brand! I mean have you seen the intensity of this “Moon Dust”?! According to Target’s website, it’s considered a metallic finish and metallic color palette. In my opinion, it’s a mix of sparkly baby blue, light purple with duo-chrome glitter. I topped it off with Revlon’s Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat, hence that strong sense of shine.

What do you guys think? Have any of you tried Defy & Inspire?

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Recent Beauty Haul

Happy first day of summer loves!!

I don’t know how the weather is over where you guys are but, it’s only 11am here in LA and already the sun is blaring down at us!

To kick off the summer spirit, I’ve got 2 honorable mentions of my beauty purchases that I’ve been loving lately!

I’ve been on the hunt for L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara and had the hardest time finding it. I went to Target and found out they sold out within the second day! Then went to Ulta and it still wasn’t delivered to them so last idea I had was to order it online. I did find it online on Amazon but it shouldn’t ship until another 2 weeks!

I plan to try it out for a few weeks and will post a review on my blog, so I won’t talk more about this till then!

As I was at Ulta looking for my mascara, I came across the Biore Pore Penetrating Charcoal Bar. I feel like this is a great dupe for the Lush Coalface for half the price. It’s even got a peppermint scent to it. So it feels great after a long day while your face is feeling refreshed.

 

DIY Scarf Organizer

Hey loves!

I thought of changing up my recent posts since I’ve been mostly doing hauls. I was doing some spring cleaning and didn’t like how my scarves were just dangling in the closet, while they could fall and I would misplace them. That’s never a good thing. So I went on Pinterest and found a clever and easy way of making a scarf organizer.

Things You Need:

*A hanger

hanger

*shower curtain rings. I got mine from Dollar Tree.

shower rings

*and of course the scarves! lol

scarves

How-To:

1. Open up the shower curtain rings and place scarf in them. You could either fold it twice to make it shorter, or not fold it.

2. After you place the scarves in the rings, you put the rings into the bottom part of the hanger.

Voila! This is the end-product!

diy scarf organizer

In case anyone would like to know where I got these scarves from:

*striped infinity scarf: mark. (used to be a sister store to Avon before they merged together)

*knitted pattern infinity scarf: Walmart

*One sided plaid/other side flowers infinity scarf: H&M

*Burberry knockoff: Bargain store ( something like a .99c store)

* Cream scarf with dots: Target

What did you think?! It’s a first DIY post and I hope to do more like this soon. 🙂

PS. I updated my watermark finally and I’m loving it. What’s your opinion?!

Mini jewelry Show and Tell

Hey loves!!

Ahh this is so overdo! This is supposed to be a mini jewelry haul from October but I’ve been swamped with school. Last few weeks are approaching. >_<
So last month (October) was my birthday month and I did quite some damage when it came to jewelry.

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Target had a sale earlier in October, buy an accessory (watches, earrings, sunglasses and necklaces), get one free. I’m not much into sunglasses or necklaces and I already have a signature watch that I own, so it came down to earrings!

One of the earrings I bought is a 3 set. A small silver coiled hoop, a medium sized hoop and and a larger hoop. Not bad for paying 4.99 especially it being a 3 set.

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The second earring I got was this grayish black teardrop dangling earrings with flowers coming from the inside. This one was also 4.99

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This last one I actually got from Sears. It’s also a teardrop earring that looks gold in the picture but is actually a silver one. It also has designs coming in from the inside.  It feels heavy but it’s actually not.

I must say I think I may have a thing with dangl-y and teardrop earrings. hehe

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Do any of you guys like shopping at Target for jewelry?

Weekly Freebies :D

Hey loves!!

Hope all is well for you all. Sorry I’ve been MIA lately. School is taking it’s toll on me. haha but i’ll be coming back soon! 🙂

This week I got tons of freebies, from http://www.freeflys.com/MoreFreeSamples.php . They usually send you an email every time there’s a freebie and they post on Facebook as well. I personally enjoy the Facebook notifications.

This week I got:

IMG_0574*4 piece sample of Snapple K-cups: 2 Peach Iced Teas and 2 Lemon Iced Teas (got this sample from Target.com)

*3 samples of the Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick: colors 120, 220 and 355 (from Target.com)

*2 Maxwell House International Latte: 1 Suisse Mocha and 1 French Vanilla

*Sensodyne Toothpaste: Extra Whitening (from Costco but you have to be a member to get it sadly)

*Advil from CVS Pharmacy

*Schick Silk Effects Plus (was on sale at Walmart for 3.98 and had a coupon for $4 off. Basically FREE) 🙂 lol here’s a link to the online coupon:

http://coupons2.smartsource.com/smartsource/index.jsp?Link=RCRO6IQGVFIJA&MID=13513831&check=26024&Fi=26024&locale=en_US&sm=true&zipCode=90242

*Paula’s Choice Resist Intense Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum (got this from https://www.totalbeauty.com

There’s more to come! By the end of the month, I’m going to post my birthday month shopping haul. Go October Babys!! 😀

Get to Know Me Tag

I figured I would do a Get to Know Me tag since i don’t anyone really knows me yet. haha

I got this tag from Glam Life Guru and let me tell you she’s a pretty good blogger and beauty guru on Youtube. Check her out! http://www.youtube.com/user/GlamLifeGuru

🙂

Off to the questions haha. :p

1. what’s my name?

my name is actually christina but everyone calls me Chrissy. I like Chrissy waaay better lol

2. what’s my birthday and my star sign.

Oct 23, 1986! i noticed lots of people are born in October. hmmm weird haha jk. I’m more in the middle of being a Libra and Scorpio. It figures lol

3. where was i born?

I was born in….. Egypt. 🙂 but i came here at 3 months old

4. What’s my occupation?

Well I’m a licensed esthetician for now. 🙂 Skin Care Therapist if you want to call it. lol. I do makeup, waxing and of course facials!.

5. What’s your eye color, hair length and hair color?

I have brown eyes, my hair is super long, its curly and its a dark reddish brown. (naturally dark brown)

6. what’s my best feauture?

hmm I would say I’m very kind, friendly, my heart’s pretty big. lol i may be shy at first but don’t let that fool you. 🙂

7. Have you ever had braces, any piercings or tattoos?

I did have braces for awhile. haha grr i hated it but it was well worth it. I’m too chicken for a tattoo and i had my ears pierced twice.

8. Am I left handed or right?

I’m actually a lefty and i’m proud! haha

9. what’s my favorite color, song, & restaurant?

my favorite color is silver, blue and pink. very random i know. haha i don’t really have a favorite song at the moment. lol but my favorite restaurant would be Kabuki Japanese Restaurant. its pricey but well worth it!

10.Whats my favorite store, magazine?

My favorite store would have to be Target. You can get everything from there and my favorite magazine would have to be Glamour. 🙂

11. 15. what am I currently listening to?

A mix of Boys II Men and arabic songs. i love me some arabic songs 😀

those are all of the questions haha hope it wasnt too long.

until next time

chrissy ❤

-“The best style is the style you don’t notice.” –Somerset Maugham