Monday, March 31, 2014

Mani Monday: Spring Pastels & Pandas

Hey guys! I almost never do "mani monday" related things, mainly because I suck at painting my nails, but I did the yesterday and they actually turned out... decently! (The shock, I know.)

I decided to do multicolored pastels, and of course, a panda!

Essie Mint Candy Apple
Covergirl Pink-finity
Covergirl Lav-endure
Panda: Justice

Swatches on Paper (I also added the two other colors I bought but didn't use)

These nail decorations are from Justice (I may have temporarily stolen them from my little sister...)

Essie Mint Candy Apple: Essie, as always, has amazing quality nail polish and Mint Candy Apple is So. Flipping. Amazing.

Covergirl Pink-finity & Lav-endure: I don't really know why people say it sucks, since they work really well for me! They're a *tad* bit more watery than Essie, but still really good.

Revlon in Seashell: This one is at the bottom of my list, the consistency is so watery, it just came right off my nail! Pretty color, though.

Revlon in Jade: My sister chose this one out, and fortunately, it's not as watery as the Colorstay ones.

I hope you guys enjoyed "mani monday," maybe I'll do some more things for nails next week! Make sure to subscribe & follow to make sure you're the first to know about new reviews, tutorials, posts, and more! xx

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Bath & Body Works: Hawaii Passionfruit Kiss

Hey guys! Unlike the previous collections for BBW, I haven't really been covering too much on the Aloha collection. The last few weeks have been insanely busy, but I'm back!

The Aloha collection includes three new scents, Oahu Coconut Sunset, Maui Hibiscus Beach, and Hawaii Passionfruit Kiss. While I have WAAAAY too big of a Bath and Body Works obsession, I couldn't help but pick this up when they had the Nation Fragrance Day promotion earlier this week. 

"Lavishly splash or lightly spritz your favorite fragrance, either way you'll fall in love at first mist! Our carefully crafted bottle and sophisticated pump delivers great coverage while conditioning aloe mist nourishes skin for the lightest, most refreshing way to fragrance!
  • A sexy pairing of exotic passionfruit & papaya blossoms wrapped in creamy macadamia
Sun shines brighter. Scents smell sexier. Life gets better. Escape to beautiful Hawaii where lush, tropical flowers and exotic fruits are the perfect background to an island adventure."         -B&BW

The notes include, like the description said, (top) strawberry, guava, kona passionfruit, kiwi, (middle) pink hibiscus, pineapple, white papaya blossom, heliconia, (base) coral sands accord, macadamia, and skin musk.

When sniffed from the bottle or freshly sprayed, the perfume seems to be a completely fruity scent with a tad of floral. After that, it progresses to a bit of a darker scent, more florals (but with some pineapple) and then to a musky-fruit-floral scent. 

It's almost as if it's like the fragrance is in sync with the day, starting fresh and fruity in the morning, darker and sweeter in the afternoon, and musky-florally in the night. 

There's a certain note that stands above the others in all of the scents in the Aloha line. There's not really a word for it, to the best of my knowledge, but it's a result of the skin musk. There are two ways I can think of describing it:

1. A matte perfume. (Does that make sense?) Or fuzzy, like the fruit they used was warm.

2. Smoke. It kinda smells like there was a campfire luau and they captured a tiny vial of the fire's smoke and put it in the bottle. It doesn't smell like smoke, but the texture is there....

Because smoke totally has texture. Either way, you'll have to smell it for yourself.

The scent isn't my favorite from Bath and Body Works, but as a lot of my perfumes are either darker and sweet (like Velvet Sugar and Be Enchanted) or for the most part florally, I really like this scent and I think it's perfect for the summer time or a beach day. 

On the technical side, the staying power, unfortunately is not very long, but you can expect that with any fragrance mist, as the amount of alcohol in them disintegrates very quickly. 

I reviewed Hawaii Passionfruit Kiss in the fragrance mist form, but it's available in the following:

-Fine Fragrance Mist (what I reviewed here, travel sized and full)
-Lotion (Travel sized and full)
-Shower Gel (travel size and full
-Triple Moisture Body Cream
-Beach Glow Bronze Lotion
-Pink Sands Body Scrub
-Lip Gloss

Have you tried this perfume? Let me know in the comments if you did and what you thought! Also, don't forget to follow to make sure that you're the first to know about new posts, giveaways, and more! xx

Thursday, March 20, 2014

National Fragrance Day: FREE Full-Sized Bath and Body Works Fragrance Mist!

Hey guys! Long time no posts! I'm really sorry about that, the last few weeks have been CRAZY. Everything is calming down (for the moment being) with finals, piano tests, tennis practice, etc, so I'll be posting a tonzles more. Anyway, I'll have some new things up in the next few days (so keep checking back!) but I just wanted to let you guys know that Bath and Body Works is giving away a FREE FULL SIZED FRAGRANCE MIST today only!

The coupon is valid on all of the fragrance mists, including the new Hawaii Collection. I haven't smelled them yet, so if I like them, I'll make sure to review them here!

You can get the coupon on the Bath and Body Works Facebook Page,

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Spring Outfit Inspiration #1

Hey guys! This is just a quick something I thought I would share. I'm working on spring fashion ideas for a project, and this is just a little bit of what I came up with. Enjoy!

Spring Outfit #1