Wednesday, June 29, 2011

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink!

Alright, we have made it to another Wednesday! Now, this week I was going to have my manicure done in this color...

Zoya's "Rica"

BUT, of course with my luck, it still isn't here... still. I want to get this package so bad! So yeah, I'm saving doing my nails until my order arrives. When it does, I will do an amended post and show you guys how it looks! My friend introduced me to Zoya, and I think I might buy everything. Ha haha. She has a blog too, it isn't specifically a beauty blog, it's more of a random rants blog, but it's hilarious, and great. Check her out!

So yeah, I hope you all are having a wonderful week thus far, and nice weather (finally!). I can't wait for the long weekend, I have some fun things planned... maybe I'll do some sort of photo montage haha.

Also, I am definitely going to show you guys my 4th of July festivities makeup. Simple, but colorful, and I think it's going to turn out great!

Love you all,

Monday, June 27, 2011

So... I'm alive

Summer vacation is here for the little one - my days have been packed full of bubbles, uno and spongebob. I finally have some me time! But I'm not going to use it to post a productive post. Instead, I am updating you all about the Week Of Looks. It's coming. I swear.

Now, shower and Black Ops. ME time :]

Love you all,

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink!

It's another pink wednesday! I think this is really fun, actually. I might even start doing designs and such! Anyway, here is my manicure for today :]

My Chihuahua Bites! by OPI

Love this color. I think it's going to get harder and harder to find new, interesting pinks every wednesday! This color is a pink coral color, very tango-y, bright, I just love it :]

Are YOU wearing pink today?!

Support Relay for Life!


The American Cancer Society Relay For Life fundaraiser represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.

Relay For Life is more than just a fundraiser. It’s a life-changing experience. At Relay, every person in the community has a chance to celebrate, remember, and fight back. And every person who participates joins others around the globe as part of this worldwide movement to end cancer.

1. Go to
2. Go to "OUR JEWELRY"
3. Go to the "HOSTESS LOOKUP" and enter the hostesses name
[Mary Muscari]
4. Browse for goodies :]

15% of the sales goes directly to Relay for Life. Join a good cause, write it off your taxes, and get a gorgeous piece of jewelry.

Support this cause ladies, let's get closer to ridding cancer :]
Lots of Love,

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A week of looks!

So, since I'm now done with my 30 Days of Beauty tag, I needed to think of something new and fun to do on my blog. I've decided to do "A week of looks"! For a week I will be posting summer looks ranging from "a day at the pool" to "a hot summer night out". I think this is going to be really fun since I haven't had much of any makeup look posts on here in a while, and I need to use some of the makeup I've accumulated this last month or so.

It will be coming very soon!

I think I may throw in another haul once everything comes in, we'll see :] I might even make it a video, cuts down on the reading!

I tag all my followers to do it too. Let's bounce summer makeup ideas off eachother!
Lots of love,

Monday, June 20, 2011

Day 30 - Your favourite nail polish

Hmmm.... I have alot! My favorite brand is OPI. I mainly grew up on OPI so I don't really try out the Essie's and such. I did try out Chanel for a color, but I am OPI all day. Unless the color is phenomenal....

 One of my all-time favorites is "Lincoln Park After Dark". I wear it all the time in the fall .

 Another close one is "I'm Not Really A Waitress". Good for the holidays...

 Love this color on my hands and toes in the summer time. "Coral Reef", makes anyone look super tan :]

And I am kind of loving this "You Don't Mess With OPI". I don't have it, but I'm thinking about it...

There are so many more, I don't have just one. I like to switch up the colors all the time, that's why I have so many! I would like to one day be able to have my own little polish racks, I think they all look so pretty color coordinated! 

What's YOUR favorite nail polish??

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Model in a Bottle review

Ok, Model in a Bottle review, yay!

I used it yesterday when I had to host a Lia Sophia party and figured it was the perfect time to test it out! It's amazing. My makeup was still on the next morning. I was so tired I just went to bed, basically said screw it to my makeup remover haha. 

It's nice, you spray it 10-12 inches from your face, and wait 20 seconds before opening your eyes. It set EVERYTHING. My makeup looked flawless, airbrushed even. I touch my face alot, and with this it didn't matter because nothing moved. 

It is NOT sticky at all. It kind of feels like a very, VERY thin layer of some sort of silicone over your face. Not in a bad way at all. Before you spray it, it feels like you have your normal makeup on, after you spray it, it feels like nothing is on your face at all. 

Compared to MAC's fix+, I would definitely choose this one. MAC's spray always has a little stickiness on my face. And personally, their spray makes me look dewy in an, it's not an internal glow, it looks like the glow is seeping out of me. I got the Model in a Bottle formulation in matte, to try to counteract that. To each their own though!

I would highly recommend this product if you want your makeup to STAY on your face. I personally love it. Like I said, I touch my face a lot - when I got home from the party I even tried to rub off an eyebrow, not one single fleck of black on my finger. I am very impressed!

Also, don't forget, on the 24th the sale at Lia Sophia ends, a portion of the proceeds goes to Relay for Life, so get your jewelry fix and help out a great cause! 

Here is the information and an online catalog!
1. Go to
2. Go to "OUR JEWELRY"
3. Go to the "HOSTESS LOOKUP" and enter the hostesses name
[Mary Muscari]
4. Shop!
Thanks for the support ladies!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Day 28 - Your favourite drink

This is another easy one... actually, drink? or drink? Well, I guess I will tell you both :]

My favorite non-alcoholic drink is hands down Mountain Dew. I used to HATE it. I love it now, can't live without it.

My favorite alcoholic drink is citrus vodka and sprite :]
Or moscato.
Or bellinis.
Who are we kidding, the list could go on.

What am I going to do when the 30 days are over? 
Maybe I'll do a haul. 
I have alot of haulage.

UPDATE: re: 3 minute miracle
I woke up this morning and my hair was TAME. Like, no frizz at all. I usually have a fro going on in the am but today it was like, half straightened hair. I seriously couldn't believe it.
It wasn't styled and I looked like a Beatle, but seriously?!
I just can't believe all the time and money I've spent trying to get my hair soft and frizz free since bleaching day, and it was at Target for $3 all along.

I have a review for you guys for tomorrow on Model in a Bottle. I'd type it now, but I just finished hosting a Lia Sophia party and I am SOOOO couch bound.

Also, if any of you guys are interested in looking at the jewelry, leave me a comment or shoot me a message, I can link you right to me! Until the 24th, a portion of the proceeds is going to Relay for Life :]

Lots of love,

Day 27 - Your favourite skincare product

This one is easy.

My face doesn't like to be messed with. I got on a skincare kick after watching a lot of youtubers talk about the importance of taking care of your skin. I tried to moisturize, tone, mask it etc, and all my face did was get mad. I don't have sensitive skin, but everything I was doing to prevent things, happened. I tried it all for different skin types to no avail, so my skin was fine before, so I just have left it alone.

The one product that I really like is this...

Biore's Pore Unclogging Scrub.

I kept this one because it just makes my skin feel clean. There is no reside, no left over oils, no nothing. I love the little micro abrasion beads, it really helps with the dry skin on my forehead. I get oily on the sides of my nose, and most things I tried (for oily skin) just made it worse. This just cleans.

So, TA DA! This is the one product in my skincare routine and I use it probably 2-3 times a week. I don't need much else, and my face let me know that! Damn rebellious skin. I was just trying to make you feel better, and you go and make it look like someone sprayed my face with Pam.

I want to tag everyone AGAIN to do this 30 Days of Beauty. I'm really interested to see what everyone elses answers to the questions are. Go back to my very first 30DoB post, copy and paste it somewhere, and let's do it together. Maybe some of you will have things I want to try out :]


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Day 26 - An Item from your wish list/product rave!

An item on my wishlist would have to be...

Valentino - Rock 'n Rose perfume

This stuff smells AMAZING, it's also really expensive. I'm not really a perfume girl, so I wouldn't buy it, but it is definitely on my wishlist. It would be a good gift for me :]

Also, as most of you know, I have the worst, most damaged and broken hair EVER.
I watched a lot of youtube videos on how to help repair it, and assorted hauls of hair care products. I finally picked this up...

Aussie's '3 Minute Miracle deeeep conditioner'

I have seen this in so many hauls. When I was in highschool I used their scrunch spray alot. I kind of forget about Aussie, but whatever. 
First of all, I could feel the change in my hair while I rinsed. It says to leave it on for 3 minutes and 'deep think' about your day (haha), then you rinse with warm water and then cold to lock in shine. My hair is still wet, it will probably be wet until tomorrow (my hair takes forever to dry), but I feel like this may help me a little. Or alot. Let's hope for alot. 
You can tell I think it's good if I am giving it 5 stars before my hair is even dry. It smells like a pina colada, very pineapple/coconut, tropical, fruity smelling. I love to feel like I'm at the beach in the shower :] 

So I just touched my hair again because I am testing this by leaving my hair DOWN to dry. I never do that. Anyway, it hasn't felt this soft in a looooooong time. I'm kinda stoked!
I will be sure to post about this tomorrow when I can really see any benefits or differences in my hair! 
(I can already feel it though, like I said)


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Day 25 - What do you want to get from luuux

Ok, I might be missing the wagon, but I didn't know what luuux was!
Of course there are a ton of things on there that I want, so I will just pick one randomly.
Ta da...

Canon EOS Rebel T1i 15.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3-Inch LCD and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens



[this is pretty nice, woo]


On Wednesdays We Wear Pink!

This is week 2 of participating in this! 
This week I used OPI's Bubble Bath nailpolish.

are YOU wearing pink today?!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Rock & Republic

Just a heads up girls, ROCK&REPUBLIC makeup is being listed again on for anyone who is interested. I know I am, so I thought I would share this with you all :]

The sale starts Thursday, 6/16! Items are really limited, and R&R is becoming very hard to find. I made a purchase last month, and I will continue buying R&R, seriously! You can see swatches of the "haul" from last month...

btw, it may sound like i'm all about hautelook, but i don't want anyone to miss the makeup. but in reality, i love hautelook. i like name brand makeup for cheappppppp :]

Hair Help?

Ok girls, I need your help. A few months ago I damaged my hair horribly. I had to cut off 18 inches of fried hair. My hair is super dry, lots of breakage, and just fried. I need help finding a good, deep conditioning, repairing conditioner. I bought the Fredrick Fekkai Protein Rx Mask for $45, it's all gone, and I'm not impressed by it to purchase it again. 

Help :[

Day 24 - Your favourite food

I love Mexican food. Yes, I love all the Italian food I had growing up, but to me that's everyday stuff. I love fajitas and yes, Taco Bell. Hahaha... yo quiero taco bell ;]

That was easy.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Day 23 - Place where you want to live (30 Days of Beauty)

Another random question on a beauty tag... um, ok haha :]

Let's see, I want to live somewhere where there is summer and fall. I have had my life full of heavy winters. Growing up in Vermont, I've seen quite a bit of snow. I don't like it! I've put some thought into this question before, and I think I'd like Arizona, Georgia, Texas... but I hate humidity. It turns my hair into a 'fro!

I've also thought about moving to Italy to be where my father and his side of my family lives. They literally live 2 steps away from the southern most tip of Italy in Calabria. I'm Mediterranean! So are my genes :] Take a look at what they get to see everyday when they wake up...

Sellia Marina, Catanzaro Italy :]

It is a tourist attraction in the summer, but the weather never changes. It's so beautiful! But it's going to be realllllly expensive to move all my stuff there, not to mention I should probably learn more Italian! But again, I have a TON of family that lives there, some of whom I've never met, I think it would be amazing.

Great, now I want to go to the beach! 

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Day 22 - What makes you happy

Really? Do I have to tell you?

(this is not my makeup, just clip-art ;])

I love that makeup can transform someone. First off, I am a person who looks COMPLETELY different without makeup on, so I love it for that reason. And the feeling of doing someone's makeup and seeing how great you made them feel is priceless. Makeup is my art, and your face is my canvas. I really like trying everything new. I'm always looking for the newest stuff to try out and review. Who knows? It may become part of my permanent collection! 

Why do you all love makeup?

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Day 21 - Your favourite lip stick

Oh this one is going to be hard! 
I have a few faves, I have my go to color that goes with everything because it's "my lips only better", I'm really trying to get a good nude down for my skin tone... it is very hard for me! 
If any of you have similar coloring to mine, help a girl out! Seriously...

Ok, so my "go to, MLBB" color is Spirit by MAC.
It looks very red in this picture, but if you look at MY HAUL POST, you can see a swatch. It's not really that bold :] I got this from a legit seller on eBay that I've been buying from for over a year. I don't invest my money in lipsticks. I'd rather spend it on concealer, foundation, and shadow!

Now, when was having their Rock&Republic blowout, I got the lipgloss in Trainwreck. Again, check my HAUL VIDEO to see the gloss and what else I picked up. But this color is perfect, it's a nice brownish color with very, very fine gold shimmer. I really hate frosty or shimmery lips on me, so obviously it isn't a shimmer gloss. Here's a pic of my new holy grail lip gloss...

You really can't see this gloss well. The picture is way too small, but you get the general idea!

So for now, this is what I'm using. 
I'm not a big gloss girl, I much prefer lipsticks, so I really need your help! 
Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee, if you have naturally purple-ish reddish pigmented lips, and an olive/yellow complexion, let me know a good nude! 
Preferably one I can use on its own without a gloss :]

Lots of Love,

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Day 20 - Your favourite mascara (30 Days of Beauty)

Yes, I am aware that I skipped day 19. I didn't do any post but my OWWWP one, plus 19 was boring. Hahaaa.
So, I have shot to day 20. This is a good one for a BEAUTY tag. The other ones are sorta... unrelated.

I wear 2 mascaras. I put on my Maybelline Falsies in Black Drama first, and while it's still semi-wet, I put on L'oreal Voluminous in Carbon Black. It's a really good combo, try it if you have the mascaras. I use waterproof formulas in both, by the way.

Now, some may have heard that the Falsies mascara makes your eyelashes fall out. Let me just say that there was ONE woman who had an allergic reaction to the formula. DON'T go throwing out your mascara! Like all cosmetics, what doesn't work for one may work for another :]

Here are what they look like because, well, what fun is reading if there are no pictures?

Maybelline Falsies && L'Oreal Voluminous Mascaras

I hope you all are doing great, and avoiding any bad weather if it's in your neck of the woods. 
Here in Southern New Hampshire, we are getting pounded with rain and wind. We are supposed to have "severe thunderstorms", but no such luck. I <3 thunderstorms :]

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink!

Pink manicures on Wednesdays! Join the huge group of girls across the world following this trend! I talked about it in a previous post, to read it, click HERE.

So here's mine :]

I used Fashion Bug nailpolishes. They are really cheap, but amazingly opaque and tough! I have 2 coats of the neon pink on, and an overlay of a clear red glitter polish :]  It sucks the camera didn't pick up the glitter because it is sooooo pretty, and surprisingly fine. These are actually my daughter's, but when I used them on her the first time I was dying to use them on myself. Today was the day!

They have a few colors every season, so if you want a cheap but good nail polish, go to Fashion Bug, 
$1.99 each.

Hope you all are having a wonderful and warm day, and that your nails are pretty in pink!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Day 18 - Your favourite beauty guru (30 Days of Beauty)

I love all the guru's I'm subbed to on youtube, but Jarmaine is definitely my favorite to actually watch. She's so funny, and makes me litterally LOL. 

She does makeup, haircare, skincare, the works. Reviews, all that kind of thing. She's like a chihuahua on speed! I love her, don't judge.
Her youtube name is jlovesmac1. I highly suggest you check her out if you haven't seen her yet! She should seriously have her own tv show. Plus, she's real and informative while being comedic! 

Go! Look now ;]

Monday, June 6, 2011

Day 17 - Fashion piece on your wish list (30 Days of Beauty)

Hmm, this is a good one... It unfortunately made my wishlist a little longer ;]

Let's see, I'll post some pictures of a few.

I want these. I don't know who makes them, but I love them. I'm usually not a fan of bows, but I like this one :]

I LOVE this gold Chanel cuff. I'm a big chain lover, and it's gold (in a world where most jewelry is silver)

Classic Tiffany's charm necklace. A "maybe one day" essential. 

And... a Patrice Bergeron jersey. I love him. Such a cutie. Plays hockey pretty good, too ;]

So yeah, I could totally have made this the longest post ever! Everyone can go on and on about things they want! I'm not really into clothing in a purchasing sense, I like to have basic staples and accessorize!


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Day 15 & 16 (30 Days of Beauty)

Day 15 — Photo of your favourite bracelet

Um, I don't really wear bracelets. I wish I could though! My big Italian bones prohibit bangles :/

Day 16 — Music you like

I like anything that goes to the rhythm in my head. And anything that speaks to me or makes me wanna dance. That's a wide range.

On another note, today at Walgreens I picked up a nail polish that might just be my new favorite summer color. It's called "Summer Peach" by Sinful Colors... Let me try and find a picture...
 "Summer Peach" - Sinful Colors [Walgreens, $1.99]

Awesome right?! The brightest, most neon orange I have ever seen and I LOVE it. I also love Sinful Colors because they are matte... I have a purple one that I like to wear matte, and with this orange, I just put my Seche Vite over it (and if you don't know what that is, get $5 and go buy it, best top coat EVER!!).


Friday, June 3, 2011

Day 14 - Photo of a hairstyle/haircut you’d like to have (30 Days of Beauty)

I have had so many different styles and colors, but there is one haircut I LOVE but would never be able to pull it off. It's a bummer. It is Victoria Beckham's razor cut!

Not only would I love this haircut, I'd really like to be able to be a really nice looking blonde color. My natural hair color is the darkest brown (looks black, in the sun looks brown), and I have tried to be "blonde" so many times. All I get is either red and brassy, or, white/yellow and my hair is falling out. It must be nice to have a hired beauty team!!


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Day 13 - Photo of your fashion/style icon (30 Days of Beauty)

I don't have a style icon.
I have my own style... I'll show you 2 icons though, to give a little insight into what I like :] 

 Victoria Beckham

 Kat Von D

As you can see, these are sort of at each end of the style spectrum, but I like the classic, updated look of Victoria Beckham, and I like to be a little edgy like Kat Von D. I'm into animal prints, loose flowy flattering tops, I love the off the shoulder... I wear my "stunna shades" haha... I like classic, a little sexy, casual, but some sort of statement piece. 

I don't express myself with my clothes, I do it through makeup. So whatever I like, I wear :]

Who are your style icons?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Go Bruins :]

HAUL w/ swatches! [April/May]

So I got asked to show my haul from a few people, this is a few months combined, mainly April and May. 
Enjoy :]

So there ya go ~ I kept it to the fun stuff, not the boring creams and such :]


Day 12 - Favorite color (30 Days of Beauty) and a fun link!

My favorite color... hmm...
I can't pick just one color! How about... the colors I don't like as much as the others. Not a fan of pastels. No, too Easter/milky for me. I love bold, bright, deep colors - Emerald green, deep reds, purples, certain blues. What a dumb question lol, I know some people will have a favorite color, but I just can't pick!

Also, here is the fun link:

This site was made by 3 women with a love for the movie Mean Girls, and the color pink. I have signed up to participate in the Pink Wednesdays! Basically, you just show off your pink in the middle of the week via manicures. Very cool, my friend linked me, and it's got some good things! Check it out :] Let me know if you like it, we can all be pink together!

Love you all for reading,