Saturday, October 30, 2010

Zombie Hello Kitty

You read right: Zombie Hello Kitty.  I love this collection, it's silly and perfect for halloween.

You can find this collection at Hot Topic.  I couldn't find a water bottle I bought there, but trust me it is cute and slightly creepy with the HK zombies  If you're a HK Collector these items are a must!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pumpkin Kisses

  There's nothing that quite gives fall, that Autumy feel than pumpkins.  I love their bright golden color, but what I love most is having pumpkin flavored food during Fall.  So tasty!

A few weeks ago, I went on a field trip with my nephew.  The trip consisted of a hay ride and pumpkin picking.  It was a glorious day filled with children and farmy smells.
Is this not the cutest photo?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Won: Blog Giveaway

I'm one of the unlucky few that hardly wins anything, so I was pretty excited to win Whitney's blog giveaway.  My favorite item is the Sinful Colors nail polish.  I've seen the brand at a few stores but haven't had a chance to try it out. 

Thank you, Whitney!  If you haven't check out Whitney's blog, she does plenty of beauty reviews and sweepstakes.  I have gotten tons of samples or coupons from following her blog


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Anthro Necklace Knockoff

Ever since I saw Flamingo Toes' Anthro necklace knockoff tutorial, I knew I had to make it myself!  I have been on the search for a fluffy flower necklace but didn't want to dish out more than $10 bucks!  I know, I'm a cheapo.  

I was able to create the entire necklace from an old sheer shirt that had been previously damage with blue paint.  Yay, for re-using and recycling!

The entire project cost me $7 because I bought a huge quantity of beads.  I chose blue beads but they weren't too visible through the sheer material. 

I'm pleased with the outcome of the necklace, but there are a few things that I would change.  Since I used strips from an old shirt, I had to end up sewing together small strips to make one long strip.  Not a huge deal, but it made ugly seams that I had to cover up with the fabric flowers.  Which lead me with hardly any control of where I actually wanted the flowers.  Overall, I am pretty happy because I was able to use my damage shirt to create a necklace!

However, in the future, I may just invest in sheer fabric and create the necklace in that manner.  

If you are interested in the original tutorial please visit Flamingo Toes.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fashion Advise to Bears

 Bear like the rest of us want to look their best.  It would be a crime against fashion not to share these style tips with our fuzzy and vicious Teddy Bears.  For bear fashion tips go here

Sunday, October 10, 2010

OPI: Go Goth! nail polish set

I have been converted into a huge OPI mini collection fan.  I love that I can try out a handful of the  new or special edition colors for less than the cost of 2 polishes!  As soon as I saw the this Halloween set, I knew I had to try out Sanguine as soon as possible!  

Lucky for me, this cute set came with a lacy wrist cuff, it's cute but rather random!  The color selection is dark (would expect anything else, from a collection with the word goth?)  In this little collection there is a matte black, dark burgundy, sparkly purple and a black with blue glitter.  
I really enjoy this set of from OPI because it has a good variety, but also some unique colors.  I don't own a billion OPI colors, but judging from the other mini collections this one offers more range.  I've noticed OPI always includes a red-red nail polish and it always looks so generic and boring.  This set includes a red but it's dark and unique.  I don't own anything like it (I think Sally Hansen just release a polish like this!).  I also love that it doesn't include a top coat polish.  Gosh, I hate that in mini collections.  This collection offers 4 colors for about $12 dollars.  Not bad. 

I slapped this polish on fast, please ignore mistakes!

Sanguine is a dark, burnt burgundy with shimmery red speckles.  It seems dark from a distance but bright bloody red when near.  I <3 this polish! I wish they had the full size!

Nevermore is more generic.  If you own OPI Ink, this is similar.  I wouldn't jump out of my seat to buy this polish, but it's still a good color if you don't own anything like it.

Unripened was by far the worst color to capture on camera.  It's black with blue sparkly bits.  I enjoy it because it looks black from a distance, but surprise - it's not!  It's a good color for fall. 

Unfortunately, I did not get a chance to try Obscurity out, but I'm not into mattes!  You can see a sample of this polish on my first image.  

Overall, I'm quite content with this Halloween release.  I like the range in colors and the fact that they included 4 polishes in this mini set.  Typically, they include 3 polishes and 1 top coat, which in my opinion sucks!  Also, I'm not sure why they thought a wrist cuff was a good idea for the collection.   I'm not a marketing genius, but I don't think OPI's consumers were begging for the wrist cuff!  How about you charge us less for the mini collection next time?  That would make us all happy :)