Friday, August 21, 2009

Top 3 Favorite Dark nail polishes

After reading a post from the lovely Ella (ellacinderellax)and having a nail polish obsession myself I knew I had to do this post. I have a lot of favorite nail polishes and it's really hard to choose just 3 but I figured I'm particulary drawn to either black, almost black, and pink colors haha so that's what I'm going to show you in the next few posts.

When it comes to nail polishes I don't really follow trends. Even though I do wear brights during the summer time and dark ones during fall, I don't really have rules so I just use the ones that I like and that's it!

Ok, so here are the ones that I chose. All of these are by OPI and as you can see they all look alike, but are very different at the same time.

From left to right we have:

Lincoln Park After Dark

This is in my opinion the color to get from OPI. It is a very deep purple, almost black but not quite black. It's also super sexy, chic and classic shade. Def. one to get.

Light My Saphire

Another almost black shade but this time it's a really dark navy with silver micro shimmers. Really gorgeous color!!!

Brand New Skates

This is a charcoal color with beautiful gold shimmers. This is not a dark color, but still is a grey so I'm counting this one! lol It's really sheer so you need 3 coats to really get the true color. I got this polish mainly because it reminded me so much of my very first MAC eyeshadow, which was the mineralized eyeshadow trio in Word of Mouth. I really love this one :)

My top 3 Favorite Pink nail polishes, will be here soon. So keep an eye out for that!

xoxo Kathy

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Smoke and Diamonds

A few months ago I as obsessed with MAC Satin Taupe eyeshadow.

Right now the object of my obsession is another eyeshadow also by MAC. It has in my opinion the most alluring name, kind of mysterious, and kind of chic.

I'm talking of course about the gorgeous Smoke and Diamonds.

This is a starflash eyeshadow that was repromoted with the Love That Look Collection. MAC describes it as a frosty dirty taupe, I say is more like a grayish brown, pewter gray. Either way it is a beautiful color, perfect for a smokey eye (my fave). You can either use it all over the lid with a little bit of Carbon on the outer V, or just pairing it with another color and applying only to the crease.

As I mentioned before Smoke and Diamonds was previously released last year, with the Starflash collection. This eyeshadows are very creamy to the touch, very blendable, and very pigmented.

I was really excited to get this eyeshadow, because everyone raved about it, now I can't get enough smoke and diamonds either.

What else can I say? Go grab it if you haven't already!!!

Here is a dorky swatch for you guys haha :)

Do you recommend any other eyeshadow from the Love That Look Collection? I'm thinking about getting Grand Entrance but I'm not sure.

xoxo Kathy

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Face Makeup Rutine

One of the reasons I love reading beauty blogs is because I get to steal a peek at what other girls use on their faces on a daily basis, I'm just curious like that and I figured you are too!

So that's why I decided to show you girls what I have been using almost every single day for a couple of months.

Yes, I said months because once I find a rut I like and works I stick with it for ages (I'm very habitual and have issues with change...but that's off topic lol <3)>

MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 (NC30)

This is my holy grail foundation and I have no idea how I could've lived without it for so long. I'm fairly new to MAC and makeup in general, so this is only my second bottle of this amazing foundation. It has medium coverage, spf 15 which is always good, and most importantly it stays put, even in the heat it lasts the whole day without running. What else can I say, LOVE it! I truly recommend trying it.

MAC Studio Finish Concealer SPF 35 (NW 30, 20)

Again, this concealer changed my life! I have some serious issues with undereye dark circles, and tried a few concealers that were awful and didn't do any good, but then I found this and omg! I swear this stuff is great and it will cover almost anything. Only downside is that it's a bit drying, but it has too many pros to pay attention to that.

MAC Prep+Prime

I didn't get this when it initially came out, but I'm happy I finally did. It is an amazing setting powder that will leave your skin feeling super smooth and silky. I like it because it helps control my oily T zone. I will def. buy it again.

MAC Select Sheer/Loose Powder (NC 30)

I like to use loose powders to set my foundation, and my prep+prime hasn't been able to truly replace this one. I love this one because it has a bit of micro shimmers on it whereas the prep+prime is completely matte.

MAC Matte

In an effort to control the insane oil production that my T zone produces I got this. To be honest I'm not really sure I love it yet (even though I want to). You're supposed to use this underneath or on top of makeup, heck sometimes I even do two layers of this and still it doesn't convince me. Let's see what happens... If you have any suggestions to make it work please let me know, it will be truly appreciated by my shiny nose. :)

Nars Laguna Bronzer

A cult favorite. And with a reason. This is the best bronzer ever, not too brown not too orangey. As many others I go through love and hate phases with this one but overall I love it. So if you're fair you do need a light hand and the right brush. I use this to contour and dust a bit on my cheeks and temples, not too much. I recommend you getting this, you will love it to pieces (and maybe hate it sometimes...but no j/k this is love)

Chanel Double Perfection SPF 10

This is what I use if I need to touch up during the day. This is a powder that you can use wet or dry, and it works as a foundation as well. It's really silky and soft, plus the chic packaging doesn't hurt either.

So that's about it! Any thoughts or recommendations for me? Let me know!

xoxo Kathy

Monday, August 10, 2009

Favorite MAC blushes

Here I present to you my favorite MAC blushes.

Most of them are mineralize blushes, with the exception of the lovely Tippy which is a beauty powder blush.

First we have Moon River, as probably all of you already know on one half we have the actual blush and on the other a mineralize skin finish.

This is Love Rock and it is an absolute beauty. This is limited edition so if you don't have it yet do whatever you can to find it and get your hands on it!
I must admit I got both of these blushes after watching lollipop26 raving about them, and I'm so happy I did. And if you haven't seen Laura's videos yet go now! she's my favorite yt guru <3>

Ok, here is Tippy the beauty powder blush from the MAC Hello Kitty collection. What can I say... I LOVE this!!! This has got to be the best blush I've ever used. It has such a smooth texture and is super pigmented so a little goes a really long way. I've heard it's even better than Dollymix.

Here we have Dainty mineralize blush. It is such a pretty peachy pink color that goes with everything. I find it to be very pigmented as well, and if you're wondering it is kind of similar to Moon River but different enough. : ) This was my first MAC blush, so I really recommend it.

This last one is Love thing, again very pigmented. As you can see it is a very deep plumy color with gold shimmers on it, so you need the right brush to apply it. For this one I use the 187 brush instead of the 129. When I first got it I hated it and almost returned it because it was too dark but now is one of my favorites.

Which blushes do you recommend?
xoxo Kathy

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Pretty Baby

Hey! I just wanted to share this pics of one of my loves with you. This is my gorgeous persian kitty, her name is Lola Pink. Isn't she the cutest thing ever?! LOL You can check out a tiny clip feat. Miss Lola here

He loves me... he loves me not...

xoxo Kathy

Grape Juice

This really pretty shade of purple is from China Glaze and the name, well you guess.......?
Yes! it's called Grape Juice. I like it so much because it has tiny silver shimmers that makes it look very shiny. You need more than one coat because is kinda sheer at first, in the pic I have 3 coats but 2 will do just fine.
I only own a couple of China Glaze, because I find that some shades last longer than others but overall it is a great brand with a million and one colors to chose from.
Let me know what your favorite nail polishes are!

xoxo Kathy <3

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Yes there's more...

Here is another MAC inspired look, this time from the Dame Edna collection. This is how it came out, the lavender is a bit darker on the nails but whatever! i liked it haha.

And here is what I used:
Orly in Cashmere Cardigan
Cover Girl Boundless Color in Disco Dazzle (405)

Two nail products I'm all over right now are these

I use OPI Ridge Filler as a base and after I apply my nail color I use the Sally Hansen Mega Shine. I heard about this topcoat from makeupbytiffanyd (she's amazing go check her out here: She swears by this, and even says is almost the same as Seche Vite. I love it because it dries your nails in like 2 minutes which is insane and makes your nails super super shine. The only downside is that at least for me, it seems to make the polish chip a lot faster. That's not an issue for me though because I'm always changing my nail polish.
Comments and suggestions are always welcomed, so type away! : )
Hope you like
xoxo Kathy

Let the nail polish obsession begin...

I have always loved nail polish.

I remember when I was five and use to wear nail polish with multicolor glitter to kindergarden, yeah I was allowed and I loved it. Fast foward 19 years later and guess what?! I still love nail polish haha! I have a pretty decent collection of polishes but only recently have I discovered the wonders of higher end nail polishes, I'm not talking about the crazy expensive Chanel or YSL nail polishes, just plain and less expensive OPI, Orly and the infamous China Glaze.I'm not a professional manicurist or anything, I just love nail polish.

Here are some pics I took just to share something with you guys, I hope you like. And btw lets ignore my cuticles and the fact that I can't seem to paint inside the lines haha :)

I'm all about pink so is no wonder this is one of my favorite nail colors, it's called Basket Case (like the Greenday song that I also love). This color is almost exactly the same as the MAC Heatherette collection packaging, so if you like it I truly recommend :)

Here is my Heatherette inspired look...

This is what I used: Orly in Basket Case and Cover Girl Boundless Color in Disco Dazzle (405)

Hope you like it
xoxo Kathy

OMG my first post! <3

Hey guys!
Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my blog, I hope you like and stick around for awhile. Here I will post anything that I love, really. I'm just here to have fun and make new friends. I've been reading beauty related blogs for almost a year now, since I discovered the makeup community on youtube. I have a youtube account ( but I still don't have the guts to make some vids of my own, but I sure will someday... I'm just shy LOL. But anyway let me know what you think, I love to hear from you guys! :)

So here it is my first blog post yay!!! I'm so excited <33

xoxo Kathy