Tuesday, August 30, 2011

NOTD: Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Green With Envy and Sally Hansen Limited Editon Salon Effects

Wow! That is a really long title! So I was in the mood for some green nail polish, and found this color! It is Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Green with Envy! I loved the color, and it was almost opaque with one coat. I think I could have gone with the one, but I just had to be sure so I went with two. It's a really nice creme that I'm happy to have! I'm doing my nails at the moment with some strengthener at the moment. I actually think I'm going to keep them clear for a few days so they can re-strengthen. My nails peel a lot, so they need a break. This picture of this green is taken in my normal bedroom lighting. Sorry I only got one!

The next thing I am very excited to show you are the Sally Hansen Limited Edition Halloween Salon Effects! The Salon Effects are nail polish strips that you apply to your nail. I've used them before, and they are really cool! They are coming out with 5 special Halloween patterns that I have to get my hands on!

These strips come in 5 patterns:
1.) Hot Wired: This design has a lime green background with the pattern of barbed wire printed on it.
2.) Wish Nets: This design has a deep red background with a printed fishnet design on it.
3.) Ghoulie Girl: This design has adorable orange and white ghosts on a black background.
4.) Numbskull: Black printed skulls on a white background are printed on this design.
5.) Spun for You: A silver/grey/white base with black spider webs is printed on this design.

Credit to The Nailphile for me hearing about these:

Go to the following URL to see all of the patterns!

Thanks for reading!
<3 Maggie

Sunday, August 28, 2011

NOTD: Del Sol Holly Berry (UV Color Changing Nail Polish)

Ok, well in December my family went on a Disney Cruise to the Carribean as a Christmas gift. It was so much fun! While we were at port at one of the islands, we ran across a Del Sol Store. Del Sol translates to "The Sun", which is a reasonable name. Del Sol Products are UV Ray Activated and change colors in the sun. Along with a variety of other products, Del Sol sells color changing nail polishes. These are not like Mood Polishes that change with heat, but they change when UV Rays hit them. Because this was in December, they had a special holiday set. I got a set of three for about $20 which is a very good deal, because these polishes usually sell for $10 each.

I got to go to an event called Santa in the Summer, so I thought that this holiday color would look good with both my shirt and the theme. It's called Holly Berry which is a very good name. It is a pretty red with glitter in it. The application is very smooth, but I had to use 3 coats. It was pretty fast drying, but not as good as I would like. I don't know if it was my topcoat, but it chipped that night when I was playing Black Jack. So not the best wear, and definitly not for school. But I was pleased with the color for that event. Whenever in the sun, it is supposed to change to a purple color. It wasn't very sunny outside yesterday, so I don't think it changed to it's full potential. The first picture is the color inside. The second picture is about after 4 minutes outside, and the third picture is after about 10 minutes outside.

Check out more Del Sol Polishes at their website:

Thanks for reading,
Maggie <3

Saturday, August 27, 2011

NOTD: Little Sister's Back to School Manicure

Wow! It feels like forever since I have posted on my own blog! I have been so busy going back to school! Well, about a week ago, I did my little sister's nails for her to go back to school! This was so fun and it came out perfectly! I used Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Lacey Lilac and then a Kiss Nail Striper in blue. She loved them and so did I! Well since the last time I have posted, I have worn 3 manicures that I have not been able to get pictures of! But I will definitly get back on track. I just painted my nails with a very special color to go to an event tonight, and pictures of that will be up tomorrow or Monday! Here's her manicure! Thanks for reading!

Maggie <3

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Already 6 days & Revlon Shazam Review

Wow.... Already 6 days since I have posted on my blog! Sorry it has been a while, but I have been grounded (for only about 3 days), and then got really busy! I actually start school Monday the 22nd, so that was another reason I have been busy! So once again, sorry for not posting.

For today's post I am going to review the Revlon Shazam that I wore in my last post. I have actually had another manicure since then, which was just playing aroun with taping, so definitly not anything you want to see. It could scar you.

So Revlon Shazam was a very pretty pink glitter. I ended up wearing this polish for only about 1/2 a day. With the 3 coats, it took forever for the last coat to dry. And this was a dry in 60 seconds nail color. Misleading.... Even the night after I painted them, I would touch something and it would make an impression. I don't know if it was just me, but I wasn't to pleased with this color.

Tomorrow I will be doing my back to school manicure, a black and white water marble using Sinful Colors! There polishes work good for me doing water marbling, so I look forward to this manicure! Thanks for reading, and come back soon!

Hugs and kisses,
Maggie <3

Sunday, August 14, 2011

NOTD: Revlon Shazam and Ulta Metallico Collection Swatches

Ok! So today's NOTD will be Shazam by Revlon! This color is a sparkly pink! It really only took me about 2 coats to get it opaque, but I went with 3 just in case there was a little color peeking out, plus you just have to love the extra sparkle! This isn't my nail polish, but it is my friend Katie's! I was over at her house, and I saw this, and just had to borrow it! So here is Shazam by Revlon! The first picture is with my basic room lighting, and the second is by a lamp!

Ok, so these next colors are swatches from Ulta's Metallico Collection! Sorry for the bad lighting, but I had to take a picture in my friend's bathroom before we did our nails! I also topped off the manicure with the Top Coat that came with the collection. The colors are in order: Pinky- Gold Rush; Ring- Rock-A-Billy; Middle- Quick Silver; Pointer (sorry, I didn't shape my nail before I put the polish on)- Metallic Mania.

Thank you so much for reading! I will have another post or NOTD, or something LOL up within the next few days! See ya soon!

Loves and Hugs,
Maggie <3

Friday, August 12, 2011

NOTD: Grandma's Nail Art

Hey everyone! So today's NOTD (Nails of the Day- Sad, I just figured that out) are my Grandma's nails! I did these yesterday when she came to Texas to help my mom decorating our new kitchen. I love doing other people's nails, so what an oppurtunity! These nails are based off CutePolish's "Polka Dot Nails For Beginners". Her video is on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXd_nxlEuKA&feature=fvsr. I changed it up a little with bigger polka dots with them closer together, and I dotted the nails before I removed the tape. That's about it! Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy these nails!

Hugs and kisses,
Maggie <3

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ulta Haul! 8-11-11

Ok, so I have been waiting to go to Ulta for THE LONGEST TIME, once I got my *moms* catalouge and certificate in the mail, like 3 weeks ago. We were on Level 2, which had kind of dissapointing rewards. But lucky for me, you could get 2 Level 1 rewards, so I went for the FREE Ulta nail polishs. Plus, if you spend $17.50 you get a free gift! Who can resist that? I ended up getting more than I expected (who doesn't?), so it's all posted below!

Ok, so here is my oh so lovely Ulta bag! It's actually kind of sad, the bag they gave me had a hole in it, but I still got my stuff- so I shouldn't be complaining!

Ok, these five beautys are from the Ulta Metallico Collection! They came in a five pack for only $12.95! Sorry for the sideways picture, stupid Maggie and the ways I take pictures! You still get the colors though! The quality of the picture is not the best in the 2nd one, but I will be doing swatches with these colors soon so you can see the finished product. The colors from left to right are: Metallic Mania, Quick Silver, Rock-A-Billy, Gold Rush, and Top Coat. Ulta claims that these colors are "a perfect finish in one coat", so I can't wait to try them!

These next two pictures are my FREE GIFT! Sorry the quality is not that good, but you still see all it included. This came with: 2 Eyeshadow Quads, a Mini Nail Lacquer, Full Size Lipstick, Dual-Ended Lip Gloss, 3 Piece Brush Set, Blush, 2 Dual-Ended Liners (both lip and eye), Full-Size Lengthening Mascara, and a Cosmetic Bag! A $75 value! I just had to get it!

This is just a cute purple powder brush that I got! I needed a new one, so I obviously got one! Not much to say about this.... it's soft!

Ok, the first two nail polishes are the two I got free for my Ulta Rewards, and the third came in my free gift package! These colors didn't come out exactly with my lighting... Oh well.
From Left to Right: Ulta Professional "Green With Envy", Ulta Professional "The Skinny", Ulta "Wicked".

That's about it for this haul! I was quite happy! I only go shopping for this stuff every 3 months, so I'm excited! Check back for swatches/manicure of the Metallico Collection, and just for everything going on in Maggie's Teen Life! As always, thanks for reading!

Hugs and Kisses,
Maggie <3

Mobile Test Run!

Hey guys (if anyone is really interested to read this)! This is Maggie, and right now, I am testing out mobile blogging on my iPhone. I'm going to hook up my phone to my computer later so that I can show you some pictures, hopefully in the next few days! That's about it for now!

EDIT: Here I am on my computer, I had to come in and add a title and stuff! I'm such a perfectionist and used to the order of things! Haha, that's about it! And like I said above, look forward to some pictures coming soon!

Thanks for reading!

Hugs and kisses,
Maggie <3

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My 1st Post!

Oh how exciting! My first post on my first blog! Haha, well I guess I am just testing out the system and stuff. This is really cool and exciting! I can't wait to really get started! I will probably be posting mostly nail art and then venting/ranting from my "exciting" life. Lol, I doubt many people will subscribe, but I never know! I think I'm going to test out the mobile posting later tonight or tomorrow. But, *yawn*, I guess I'm tired so I better go to sleep! Definitly expect more from this blog!

Thanks for reading!

Hugs and kisses,
Maggie <3