Friday, December 7, 2012

December Nail Art Challenge! Snow, Plaid & Sparkles!

Hey Followers, Sarah here. 

This December, I'm participating in a nail art challenge on my Instagram and decided I'd start sharing my accomplishments on here with you! If you'd like to follow along on my Instagram, < there is the link!

December Nail Art Challenge

Today, I'm going go ahead and share the first 3 Challenges I have done! 
Hope you enjoy!

December 1st - Snow
For this snow manicure, I started off with Hard as Nails by Sally Hansen as a base. I then added the O.P.I. Ridge Filler base coat. I used 2 coats of  Sinful Colors - Snow Me White. I added one coat of NYC - Starry Silver. For the snow flakes, I used Sinful Colors - Let's Talk and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Blue Me Away! I decided to add some little purple dots. For this I grabbed a dotting tool and used Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure - Delphinium! For a topcoat I used Out The Door. 

In this photo, my middle finger had already began to chip. I also didn't like how smudged my pointer finger ended up being! Over all though, I was pretty happy with this mani! 

December 4th - Plaid

For this plaid manicure, I started off with the same things as before! Hard as Nails - Sally Hansen and O.P.I. Ridge Filler! For the base color I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Green With Envy! For the plaid design, I took a small nail art brush and the colors Sinful Colors - Snow Me White, Revlon - Black Lingerie, and Pure Ice - Siren. I again topped this off with the Out The Door topcoat!

Again, I was disappointed with my pointer finger. I loved this design concept though, and I will for sure be trying it again in the future! 

December 7th - Sparkles
For this sparkle mani, I started off with Nail Magic - Nail Harder and O.P.I. Ridge Filler! For the base color I used Julep - Rose! It was my first time using this color, and I absolutely adore it! On my middle and pinky finger I then added Julep - Mila. On the other fingers, I took Color Club Glitter Stripers that came in a set and made a Chevron-Like design! I topped it off with a coat of Seche Vite! 

I LOVE this mani. I wish my nails would start growing though.

Are you doing any type of challenge for December? Have you done a Snow, Plaid, Or Sparkle mani recently?

Let me know below! :)


Thursday, December 6, 2012

My Influenster Cosmo VoxBox!

    Hey All! I recently became a member of Influenster. It is a fun website where you can review products, earn badges, and learn things about products you want! Influenster occasionally sends out boxes for review based on if you qualify for what would be in that specific box! Today I have for you the Cosmo VoxBox! This is my first box from Influenster, and I couldn't be any more excited to share it with you!

Let's Get Started!


   First thing I saw when I opened the box was this Venus Embrace Razor, which came in a very cute little yellow drawstring bag. The Venus Razor came along with refill heads by Venus & Olay!  
I actually already own one of these razors, and have nothing but good things to say about it! 


   Next thing I pulled out was this yummy Ghirardelli Chocolate! A girl loves her chocolate, so I was for sure happy to see this! It tastes really good. 


   I was super excited to see a little bottle of Forever Red, Bath and Body Works New Scent, in my Cosmo VoxBox! I'm not so sure about the smell yet, I haven't really had time to use it. I do think the packaging is adorable though. 


   Last, but certainly not least is the FriXion Erasable Pen by Pilot. I got the basic every day colors of red and black. I know other beauty bloggers have gotten colors such as pink, and purple. I had to know how these wrote right away, so as you can see below, I wrote out my name and then erased it. I was rather impressed! They write smoothly, yet come up super easy with these little magic erasers on the end.

I am so pleased with my Cosmo VoxBox! 

Tell me below, did you receive a Cosmo VoxBox? Are you a member of Influenster? Have you received an Influenster Box besides the Cosmo VoxBox? 

Let me know! I hope you enjoyed my first post to my blog! Nail posts are to come in the near future!