Thursday, September 29, 2011

I'm Back! & Halloween Event Preview

Wow! I'm finally back! The past few weeks have been very, very busy for me! First I dropped my phone in the toilet, which limited me. Then I got swamped with homework and activities! I love my blog, and I think posting and keeping up with it is so much fun, but I have to keep my life coming first! With the first 6 weeks of school under my wing, I think everything will be back on track now!

Well, I am now planning a HALLOWEEN EVENT here on Maggie's Teen Life! It's not going to be anything huge, and I can't afford to do giveaways at the time (definitly in the futre), so this is what is basically is. There will be more details coming out on Friday or Saturday, but it will basically be going on through the month of Halloween. I will invite maybe 2 or 3 guest posters, share my own Halloween Manicures, and some other fun things along the way! I really want to get my blog running and off the ground, so what an awesome way! Please, please, please, tell your blogging friends! I would love for my blog to grow!

As I mentioned in the title, there is a Halloween Event Preview, and here it is. For my first manicure to kick off the Halloween Event, I have 3 options! And you get to choose! Read the following manicure options below, and then post which one you want to see most! The first choice I will use to kick off the event, and the second choice I will do later in the month!

Manicure Options:
  1. Sally Hansen Snappy Sorbet with Wet 'n Wild Fantasy Makers Creepy Pumpkin over it
  2. Sinful Colors Black On Black with Wet 'n Wild Fantasy Makers Night Glow over it
  3. Sinful Colors Snow Me White with Wet 'n Wild Fantasy Makers Night Glow over it

These are the colors used that will be used! I may also add some Halloween Nail Decals to the manicure!
Please post which manicure option which you would like to see most!
THanks for your feedback! I hope you visit the event!

-Maggie <3

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Bath and Body Works Haul! Free Stuff- Mark Your Calendars!

Ok, I went shopping around a week ago (Labor Day), and am just getting around to posting this. Sad much? Just a little bit. I stopped at Bath and Body Works, and this is what I got! It's not too much, but a got some stuff free too! Enjoy!

Some PocketBac Hand Sanitizers! I love these and currently have a lot, but they were all summer scents. Who wants to use summer scents in the fall? Not me! Here's the scents I got (in order from left to right): Cinnamon Raisin Cookie, Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin, Creamy Pumpkin, Apple Caramel, and Candy Corn.

Here are the 2 free products I got! I had a coupon for a free mini travel item, so I got the Paris Amour Lotion. Then with spending $10, I got a free signature collection item, and got the Paris Amour Shower Gel. I tend to go through shower gel faster than lotion, so that's why I got the big shower gel and the small lotion.

This (even though it is hard to see) is my ScentBug Oil. The scent is Spiced Cider. Next to it is the flyer I got for.....

The Sweetest Home Fragrance Event at Bath and Body Works!

Credit to Bath and Body Works for the Photo.

All the events are listed on the right side of the picture, and here is the information on the FREE GIFT.

You get a Free Gift with any Home Fragrance Purchase. The Free gift is a Tote and 3 Mini Candles in: Candied Sugar Plum, Marshmallow Peppermint, and Gingerbread! Yum! Supplies are limited, and this is only while supplies last. It is not on previous purchases, and there is a limit of 1 per customer.

Also, Charmed Life comes out October 3rd! Here is the description: "A charming blend of guava, pear, and vanilla musk inspired by taking chances, having fun, and savoring life's fabulous moments."

That's about it, thanks for reading! I will be posting my 9/11 manicure in the next few days, so keep an eye out. Thanks once again, and take a moment to remember the lives lost today a decade ago.

Friday, September 9, 2011

2 NOTD! Crackle and Dots!

Good evening! TGIF! I am so happy! I'm kind of tired, so I won't talk to much. In the first two pictures, I used some Sally Hansen Crackle in Snow Blast over a Sally Hansen nail strengthener. In the second two pictures, I was practing some simple nail art in dots. The pink is Ulta Wicked and the black is Sinful Colors Black on Black! Thanks for reading, have a great weekend!

-Maggie <3


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

It's Ulta Day! NOTD: Ulta Sponging and New Ulta Polish Packs

Yay! It's Ulta Day! Not really, just because all the polish in this post, is Ulta brand! Fun! So I have two topics to cover in this post..... Read on!

So my grandma came to Texas this weekend and I got the oppurtunity to do her nails! She has really strong, long (and a little uneven, but who cares) nails. I love to paint them! So for this manicure, I started off with a base of Ulta Salon Formula Taupe on a Rope. Their website says that it is a creme, but I disagree because it has a gold shimmer to it. With that gold shimmer, I decided to add some sponging to half the nail in Ulta Professional Gold Rush (from the Metallico Collection). It was really cute and really easy!

So the second topic I have is that Ulta has released new polish sets! I was checking out their website and saw these two new polish sets. I haven't been to my local Ulta to buy these yet, or to even see if they have them! I definitly want to though! Also, Ulta has some "Quake" (Crackle) Duos out, so check their website!

These pictures are from and are owned by them.

This is the Ulta Strut-Worthy Collection which apparently has a Peacock theme. The polishes in order are: Fowl Play, Don't Pea-Cocky, Shake your Tail-feather, and Social Pheasantries. This set is $7.99.

This is the Ulta Professional Love Bites Halloween Collection. It is only $10 and comes with the colors Vampire Kiss and Howl at the Moon.

Yay! Happy Ulta Day! Thanks for reading and I'll see ya soon!

-Maggie <3

Monday, September 5, 2011

TOTD: Ovarian Cancer "Teal Toes" Nail Design

Wow.... I really don't like feet. Expecially mine. But in honor of Ovarian Cancer, a worthy cause, I sported some "Teal Toes" with little white and pink dots. I used the pink dots because of Breast Cancer. I used some non-lable polishes. Nothing special. I just thought I would post a little something before I went to bed. Thanks for reading!

-Maggie <3

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Small Sally Beauty Supply and Ulta Haul

Ok, so yesterday I went to Ulta and Sally's with only $20 to spend from my lovely family! I came home with a few purchases, so here they are!

First, at Sally's I got a 2.5 (huge) FL OZ of Beauty Secrets Top Coat. This is my first time trying it, so I'm excited! I think I got it for only like $6.

Next, I went to Ulta, and came home with the following.....

Well, Fantasy Makers (by Wet n Wild) has their Halloween products out. They come with a few types of nail polish at only $2 a bottle! What a deal! I only got two bottles, but they have four total, so I want to go back soon and pick them up! Aren't those bottles the cutest! They are gravestones! Gotta love it! I also got a Sally Hansen holographic confetti topcoat. From left to right: Fantasy Makers (Glow in the Dark) Night Glow, Fantasy Makers Creepy Pumpkin, and Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear In the Spotlight. I will be starting my Halloween manicures (so much fun!) in October, so stay tuned!

Next, at Ulta, Fantasy Makers tattoos! I suprisingly don't use these for my face or body or even skin! I use them for my nails! I cut out the part of the tattoo I want, and then apply it to my nail! Super easy nail art! Manicures with these will probably be coming in October. They were only $3 which is good, I may go back and get some more Halloween-themed ones.

Thanks for ready! Look for a new NOTD soon!

~Maggie <3

Friday, September 2, 2011

Nail Repair, 2 Del Sol NOTDs, and Kiss Halloween Nail Decals!

Hello everyone! Happy September! I just got done with my 2nd week of school, and it is going great! I am currently growing my nails out, but they aren't going to be very long, concerning I am only 13. I think the ideal length would be a little past my fingertips. I haven't been doing solid colors, just glitters the past week almost. My nails peel and tear very very easy, so the two nail products I have been using are Sally Hansen Miracle Cure and Essie Grow Faster. These products together work so great! Last time I took the glitter polish off, my nails were almost repaired, and grew a good amount. Now onto the Del Sol NOTDs....

Ok, these two pictures are the first glitter manicures I have worn this week. As I mentioned above, I am wearing Sally Hansen Miracle Cure and Essie Grow Faster. This Del Sol Glitter is from their holiday collection 2010, and it's name is Silver Bells. I used 2 coats. When you go outside it turns gold. Like I said, I have been busy, so I didn't have time to go outside and wait for it to change colors. The first picture is in normal bedroom lighting, and the second one is under a lamp.

These two pictures are the second glitter manicures I have done this week. I used the two remairing polishes I mentioned above, followed by 2 coats of Del Sol's Tinsel Toes, also from their Holiday Collection 2010. It is a gold glitter, and when you go outside it turns red. Once again, I have been busy, so I couldn't get outside to take a picture. The first picture is in my bedroom's normal lighting, and the second picture is under a lamp.

Yay! This is my favorite part of this post! I was at Walgreens getting some posterboard for a class project, and of course I couldn't go in without looking at the nail polish. While I was looking, I ran across these Halloween Nail Decals! I am not a very good nail artist when I am doing nails to myself, so I thought these would be a great solution! As it's being the first part of September, I won't be wearing these until Halloween, but I really can't wait! Some things like the stars and skulls I can wear almost anytime of the year. Keep a lookout for manicures done with these! I also think I will purchase the OPI Spookettes Collection.

Thanks for reading!

-Maggie <3