Thursday, September 11, 2014

Inspiration Wednesday- Zoya Maya with flakies

Zoya Maya topped wth Color Club Snowflakes, sunlight
Here’s a manicure that was inspired by someone’s pet. A month or so back, I was saddened to hear that an online friend’s beautiful cat had passed away unexpectedly. The cat’s name was Maya, and I had just happened to have received Zoya Maya in the mail from the Zoya Freedom Sale around that time. Because of this, I decided that it would be the perfect opportunity to wear the coral jelly  and pay tribute to Maya the cat. Once I had applied Maya, I wanted to top it with something, but none of my glitter seemed quite right. Then, it hit me...flakies! Beautiful, delicate flakies would look lovely in combination with the gorgeous coral jelly. I applied Color Club Snowflakes, and voila! My delicate coral mani now had a special something extra with the green to orange shifting flakies.  I love the combination, so much so that I took a ton of photos. See more pictures afer the jump, including a couple of mattified ones!
Zoya Maya topped wth Color Club Snowflakes, shade

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tips and Tricks Tuesday- DIY exfoliating lip balm!

Here's a quick DIY trick that stems from a product I'd been meaning to try for a while. I've been wanting to try out a product like the ELF Lip Exfoliator for a while. However, I never seem to get around to putting in an order with ELF, so I came up with my own version. I just softened a lip balm I wasn't hugely fond of, then opened a packet of "Sugar in the Raw" large grain sugar onto my palm.  I pressed the softened lip balm into the sugar grains, and voila! The sugar was imbedded into the balm. Once the lip balm hardened again, I used the sugared lip balm as an exfoliator.  I feel that the sugar grains in the balm are doing a great job of exfoliating my lips!