Thursday, January 31, 2013

Nail of the Day: Guy Meets Gal-Veston

Last weekend I got 2 nail polishes from Trade Secrets from the 2011 Texas Collection from OPI because they were buy one get one free! The first of the two I got was this one, called Guy Meets Gal-Veston

The nail polish is a "sorbet" finish from OPI which is a slightly sheer, jelly finish polish. It's super shiny without a top coat which I love! I used 4 coats of it because I wanted to make it as opaque as I could. In the future I might use another opaque corally polish as a "base coat" underneath this because I like my polishes to be opaque!

The colour of this is a gorgeous bright pinky-coral. I feel like it's going to be one of my most used polishes this summer because it's so bright and pretty! It'll look great on toenails in the summer too!

I'll post a NOTD featuring the other polish I got sometime next week!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Face of the Day

Here's another face of the day from last weekend!

  • Revlon Colorstay foundation in 101 Ivory
  • Marcelle translucent face powder
  • NYX blush in Pinched
  • NYC Smooth Skin bronzer in Sunny
  • Bedhead Cyberoptics eyeshadow in Champagne (worn as highlight)
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • Revlon Colorstay Smoky Shadow Stick in 215 Smolder (silver applied to inner half of eyelid, darker colour applied to outer half)
  • Urban Decay Naked2 palette (Bootycall, Verve, Pistol, Tease, Blackout)
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto liquid eyeliner
  • Maybelline One by One Volum Express mascara
  • Revlon Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Mini Lipstick Haul / Swatches and Review! - NYC Sheer Red and Rimmel London Kate Moss 101

Today I got two new lipsticks from Walmart so I thought I'd show you some photos and do quick first impression reviews of them! The lipsticks I got are NYC Sheer Red and Rimmel London Kate Moss matte lipstick in 101.

NYC "Sheer Red"
I got NYC Sheer Red because after watching emilynoel83's Emily Awards for Lips this year, she named this lipstick as her favourite red lipstick for the 4th year in a row. After watching her videos for a few years now and keep hearing her talk about this lipstick I finally decided to try it out! And it was only $2!

The lipstick is a cool-toned red that is slightly deeper than the average bright red lipstick. As its name claims, it is slightly sheer, but it makes for a more wearable red lip and the colour is buildable.

This lipstick felt really smooth and comfortable on my lips. It wasn't sticky and I didn't notice any scents. My lips felt moisturized and had a slight shine. Overall I really enjoy this lipstick! I may not call in my #1 red, but for days where I want to wear a more subtle red lip I'm sure I'll be reaching for this!

Rimmel London Kate Moss Lipstick "101"

The next lipstick is one I've had my eye on for a little while, and it's 101 from the Rimmel London Kate Moss matte lipstick line. It is a light, cool-toned pink, that has a matte finish. This lipstick is opaque and goes on the lips really nicely.

When I first put this lipstick on I noticed a slight fruity scent, but it didn't bother me at all, I actually liked it! I had been wearing a bit of Burts Bee's lip balm when I applied this and it made application easy. This lipstick didn't feel dry at all on my lips, but that was probably because of the lip balm I had on under it. I usually wear lip balm of some sort under any matte lip though to keep my lips feeling more moisturized! I really love this lipstick and will probably become one of my most used! It's subtle enough to wear as an everyday lip, but still gives the lips a nice colour!

What are some of your favourite lipsticks from the drugstore? I've been expanding my collection lately and would love any recommendations!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Nail of the Day: Gold Half Moons

This is a manicure I did a few weeks ago that I never posted here, so I thought I'd share it with you! I used Casino Royale and Goldeneye, both from the OPI Skyfall collection!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday Favourites

I love the gorgeous pastel colours in this photo! I made it my iPhone background too!

These photos of AnnaSophia Robb from this month's issue of Teen Vogue!

Black on black.

I love the designs on these bottles and the overall look of this!

This adorable fox illustration. I'm kind of obsessed with foxes lately.

How cute is this cat?

This "Some Knights" comic. It cracked me up haha. Check out the rest of it here!

This movie is so fantastic. I've seen it twice already. I definitely suggest you all go see it!

I started re-reading my favourite book, The Fault In Our Stars by John Green! 

I got some things at Forever 21 when I went last weekend!

This is what I hand lettered for my 52 Weeks of Hand Lettering project! It's a lyric from the song "Sight of the Sun" by fun.!

There's no such thing as too many candles!

I found an old mix CD that one of my friends from Flickr sent me a few years ago!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Beauty Makeup Addict's MAC Giveaway!

Beauty Makeup Addict is being lovely enough to host a MAC Giveaway over on her blog! You can check out the giveaway here and enter to win 1 MAC lipstick and eye shadow of your choice!

If I were to win I'd have such a hard time deciding! I don't own any MAC lipsticks and have quite a few I'd love to try. I think I might go with Rebel though, since I don't have anything like it and it's a gorgeous colour! And for eye shadows I'd probably have to go with Satin Taupe since I've heard so many amazing things about it!

Face of the Day

I think I might start doing some face of the day posts showing you the makeup I wear on a day-to-day basis. Here's what I wore today:


  • Revlon Colorstay foundation in 110 Ivory
  • Hard Candy Nobody's Perfect concealer
  • Marcelle translucent face powder
  • Too Faced blush in La Vie en Rose (Sweet Indulgences Palette)
  • Too Faced highlight in Candlelight Glow (Sweet Indulgences Palette)
  • NYC Smooth Skin bronzer in Sunny
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
  • Too Faced eyeshadows in Gum Drop, Satin Sheets, Teddy Bear, Cherry Cola, and In The Buff (Sweet Indulgences Palette)
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto liquid eyeliner
  • CoverGirl Clump Crusher Lash Blast mascara
  • NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme in Sao Paulo

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Nail of the Day: Silver Dots

I did this manicure this week based off of this one Kaylah from The Dainty Squid did a little while ago. Her nails are always so cute! I used Rimmel London Lasting Finish Pro polish in Black Satin and Essie Loophole for the polka dots!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Outfit of the Day: Skulls & Leopard Print

Yesterday I went shopping at Vaughan Mills with my mom for the afternoon and this is what I wore! I also got a few things from Forever 21, so I might do a little haul post sometime this week!

Skull shirt - Winners
Skater skirt - Forever 21
Tights - Payless
Bag - ModCloth
Boots - Payless

Also look at me go! Four consecutive days of posting! Hopefully I can keep this up!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Nail of the Day: My Very First Knockwurst

I did this manicure using 2 coats of OPI's 'My Very First Knockwurst' and then I added some black dots with my dotting tool. Super simple and cute!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday Favourites

The first Friday Favourites post of the year! And hopefully the first of many!

Katie Daisy's artwork and lettering. I got a Katie Daisy calendar from Chapters last week and I absolutely fell in love with her work.

This tshirt, and the other things sold at The Unrefinery.

These jellyfish lights!

This silly cat.

This illustration is sadly true for me.

It cracked me up when Jennifer Lawrence said this when she accepted her award for Favourite Movie Actress at the People's Choice Awards this week.

These sugar and spice cupcakes look absolutely delicious.

These food pun illustrations are adorable and hilarious. There's a bunch of them here!

fun. released a new song for the tv show 'Girls' and it's so great!

~Instagram Faves~

This is something I lettered during my hand lettering project, but throughout this year I'm going to fill this jar up with goals and memories and then at the end of the year go through them all! And if there are any goals I didn't achieve I'll put them back into the jar for next year!

I started school agan this week and on the first day back they were giving out free hot chocolate!

I found a few old photos of my cat this week when she was a little kitten!

I got a pack of 6 micron pens in various sizes to do more hand lettering with! I had 1 pen before and loved it so I'm excited to have more in other sizes!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

My Hand Lettering

Hey everyone! This year one of my goals or resolutions is to put more effort into blogging and keep up with it better! Even though it's the 10th now and I have yet to make a post, it's not too late to get started. So today I thought I'd show you guys what I was up to last month! I got a month off of school for my Christmas break, and over that month I did a little project I called 31 Days of Hand Lettering. The project is pretty self explanatory; basically I hand lettered something every day for 31 days! I really love hand lettering, I think it's beautiful, so I really wanted to give it a try! Here are some of my favourite pieces I did from the month, and you can see the rest I did over on my instagram!

I really loved doing this project last month and getting to try new styles and techniques. Toward the end of the month I got really inspired by Katie Daisy's lettering which is who the last piece here is inspired by. And I enjoyed this so much that I've decided to do a lettering project for this entire year! I'll be doing 52 Weeks of Hand Lettering now! I'll be posting them all on instagram under the tag #52weeksofhandlettering if you want to keep up with it! Or you could follow me @laurenschroer!