MOVED

I have finished moving all of the relevant posts. Since I couldn't amend any of the 33DC posts, those stayed here. All of the sponsored and beauty posts stayed here as well.

To remain connected to me (or my nails at least), please follow my current blog a splash of COLOR. I have a Bloglovin set up and you can use GFC as well. I know I said I was going to move to Wordpress, but without using my own hosting, it wasn't going to work.

Thank you all for your support. I will no longer be checking this blog. Please go to a splash of COLOR.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

I apologize for the absence, but I've been doing some thinking about what to do with the blog. No, I'm not quitting, but I've been in a rut design wise on what to do. So here's my list of things to accomplish in the New Year - Blog Edition.

Move to Wordpress // Yep, I think I like the way it works and I've run some test posts over there. However, I do believe that in order for me to capitalize on what Wordpress can really do, I'll need to get my own hosting. Meanwhile, I'd like to start with just moving to Wordpress first. This will happen within the next few days, so don't worry. I won't have it happen right under your nose!

New Name // Actually old name. I'll be changing the name back to what it was before. I feel it fits more with the direction I want to go in. The problem with this is the amount of changing of watermarks I will have to do. We can make it work though.

Content // I've had a lot of hopes as to what type of content I wanted to add. I will be mostly concentrating on NOTD type swatches and showcasing of Indie brands (I've loved the ones I've found). I also want to bring in aspects of my life that I want to share with you as well. I'm more than just fingers.

Style // Blog style. I have tried a few methods of photographing my nails, but I think I want to keep working on it. I have ideas that I hope to execute in the next few months.
Well, that wasn't so bad right? I could think of worse resolutions (quitting), but I think these are great for the new year. Not too ambitious, but not too lazy. Which then leads me to personal resolutions.


Yep, its that time. I do have some personal resolutions I'd like to see happen for 2014 and I certainly want to share those with you as well.

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEA / DIY NAIL POLISH ORNAMENTS


So it looks like my PC situation may last a lot longer than expected. Mostly because I will be switching back to a Mac. The game recording software I use will be available within the month on Mac so I see no need to stay with a PC. In the meantime, here's a great tutorial for a super fun project! I've already begun making some. While there are plenty of tutorials like this out there, I simply love Demelza so I of course need to share her video!

33DC / DAY THIRTY-THREE FREESTYLE OR RECREATE


Wowowowow! Last day of the challenge! ..Ok well, I technically have one more day still. See, I kind of forgot about Day 32... Like, completely forgot. Oops. :X But let's get on track to for Day 33!

So I decided to do freestyle instead of recreate. This mani is inspired by my favorite video game character of all time (and you can see to the right), Morrigan. So I did her normal colors in my old mani, but this is her secondary color palette. I decided to this one a bit differently than the first, but like the Felicia inspired mani I did (link here).


The base for my thumb and ring fingers is Wet 'N Wild Everybody Loves Redmond with Milani Red To Tango, for my index finger is American Apparel Manila, on my pinky is Julep Cleopatra and on my middle finger I started with a base of Sally Hansen Innocent Nude and then used Cleopatra to resemble the bustier. FYI, I used this tutorial from Very Emily on how to do the heart.

I will be making up Day 32 over the weekend, so stay tuned for that! Also, once that post is done, I'll make a post to review all of the days of the challenge!

Hope you're all have a wonderful day! Don't forget to check out the other posts!

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DECEMBER JULEP MAVEN BOX / BOMBSHELL


December already! Isn't it crazy how time has been flying? Sure individual days have dragged on, but I have to admit the last few months have just flown by!

I originally was planning to skip this month, but the beauty extra for this month was something I was actually excited for. Mostly because I see all these posts about the Naked Basics palette. What's more interesting about me wanting this palette is that I really don't wear eyeshadow. I'm a one/two color lid type when I actually do, but I really never feel like I have good neutral shades. So let's go ahead and see what I got this month!


Above are the polishes that I received. Seeing as I didn't think this photograph out well, let's go from bottom to top. On the bottom is Cara, a magenta with fuchsia shimmer. Julep describes this as a cranberry frost. Next is Andrea, a full-coverage bronze glitter. Both Cara and Andrea are the staples for the December Bombshell box. I then chose to add on Joelle from the Boho Glam collection. Joelle has a clear base and silver toned holographic glitter. Julep describes it as being full-coverage, but it seems a tad sparse to me.


Above are Joelle, Andrea and Cara in that order. I'm absolutely thrilled with Cara. It seems rather lovely and I can't wait to use it.


Above is the extra for the month. I love these types of hair ties and I've been meaning to purchase more from Birchbox, but just hadn't gotten around to it. So I'm pretty happy I got these. While the color choices aren't to my liking, that really doesn't matter. People won't be able to tell my nest of hair is all bunned up in one of these!


Lastly on to the item I'm actually the most interested in trying out. Above is the Sweep Eyeshadow Palette in Neutrals.The shades from left to right are: Tiramisu, Glow, Dusk, Toffee and Cocoa.


The palette is a mix of satin and shimmer finish eyeshadows. While I would have preferred there to be at least one matte, these all look lovely. Each pan has .02oz of product. Since the palette retails for $24, that yields to $4.80 per pan.

So that's it for this month's box! I try to use each of these during the month I receive them, so be on the lookout for those! Also, if you aren't a Julep Maven and would like to be, you can use my referral link to sign up! If you are, did you get a December Maven box? If so, which one and what are you excited to try? If you didn't, what made you skip?

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