Monday, September 20, 2010

Gigi Waxing Kit: A Sticky Situation

WARNING: This story is a little graphic at times. Read at your own risk.

The summer I turned 16, I decided to try waxing my legs for the first time. I went to the grocery store, bought a wax kit, and gave it a whirl at home. I ended up only managing to get random blotches of my legs waxed, and got so much wax on the kitchen counter/floor/sink and my skin, it took over a week to get it all off (the kit didn't come with wax remover).

It's been 5 years since then, and when I saw this kit in the store, I thought, "Why not try again?" I reasoned that I'm older now, wiser even. I won't repeat the same mistakes as last time.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Nail of the Day: OPI Miami Beet

Today's NOTD is a very berry color originally introduced in OPI's South Beach collection called Miami Beet. This color has since been made permanent, and I'm loving it on my nails as an early fall color. It's not especially dark, and still has that hint of summery pink, but looks great with jeans and my brown leather boots :) This polish is very opaque... I used 2 coats for this post but 1 coat is probably enough!

natural light, 2 coats

Would you wear it?
xx, Allison

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Nail of the Day: China Glaze Magical

Today's NOTD is a gorgeous metallic shade from China Glaze. Called Magical, this polish is a tan/champagne color that makes your nails look like liquid metal. I always get tons of compliments when I wear it, and it really stands out without being a crazy color!

natural light, 1 coat

Friday, September 3, 2010

Nail of the Day: Essie's Haute as Hello

Today's NOTD is from the Essie Summer 2010 collection. Haute as Hello is a peachy-pink-orange color that has just enough brightness to give your nails a nice pop of color. I think this polish is a really fun way to spice up a bland outfit. It's surprisingly opaque, and only took 2 coats to achieve the coverage in the photo below.

natural light, 2 coats

Would you wear it?
xx, Allison