Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Diagonal French tip (I think)

I just want to do a quick post on my recent nail design,
I have no idea what to name it because it isn't a pattern or print type 
of design like I usually do. I just wanted to see how I can
change up the traditional french tip. And I guess this is what I 
came up with,there's nothing special about this and its really easy to do,

 
Just paint white polish diagonally towards the tips of your nails, you can also use tape to 
protect the part of the nail which you do not want to paint and this
technique give you a very clean edge, after which you may now
outline it with a black stripper. For this I used San San's polish in
"French White" .

Thanks for reading, Have a wonderful day ahead!

With much love,
Steph-G 


Friday, July 27, 2012

Blog of Beauty Tag


I would like to thank phenomenal abby for tagging me to do this Blog of beauty tag, do check out her blog and feel free to follower her as well.  

BLOG OF BEAUTY
The rules: 
1. You must answer all 5 questions
2. You must tag 6 other beauty bloggers
3. You must link the blogger who tagged you in your post

Here are the questions:

 
1. What is your favorite part of blogging?
I love sharing my thoughts on my posts and also learning from other bloggers. Blogging is a great way to express your thoughts to awesome people that share the same interest. When people follow my blog i feel so blessed that somebody takes the time to read my blog and comment.  

2. Is there something you dislike about blogging?
Nope, none so far..

3. What are your favorite type of posts to read?
I enjoy reading beauty blogs, fashion blogs, DIY's, traveling, food blogs.

4. What is your favorite post from your own blog?
I do like my nail design posts because I love sharing the deigns and I get the most comments from nail design posts, but i still enjoy doing other posts..hehe

5. What beauty product do you want to purchase due to reading another person's blog?   
There are a lot of products I want to try out, my wish list has gone longer and longer, but I have always wanted to try out Revlon Lip butters, tons of bloggers review about them and I have been wanting them ever since. 

I would like to tag:

nishalooks 
no other merry 
style-squared 
winnipeg style 
Stylish Obsessions 

And everyone who wants to do this tag


With much love,
Steph-G

I LOVE San San Nail Polishes

You may have noticed that I always use San San Polishes on my nail design posts,
that is because they are super inexpensive and easy to work with.
One polish would cost Php. 37.00 which is 0.88 USD, that's less than a dollar.
You can find San San polishes in HBC stores here in the Philippines,
and if you do get the change to try them out I highly recommend you do.

Here are the colors that I currently have 


Heres how they look on the nails with 2 coats,
But for the Tropical Lemon I did about 3 coats.

Sorry if i didn't clean up the edges very well..
They look glossy even with out top coat on which is
another plus for me. I really like the opacity of the colors 
and its consistency. I will definitely be collecting more 
San San colors in the future. 
Which color do you like best?

With much love,
Steph-G


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Beauty Buys: Bloom and Etude House

Today I went to the Beauty Bar (Ayala, Cebu) to see what they had,I have always
been hesitant to visit the store because I find their prices kinda heavy for my budget,  
 but to my surprise they had some item on sale. So i decided to try Bloom cosmetics
I have always been curious about their products but they are too pricy for me so
I never got the chance to try any of their cosmetics, but since selected items had
a 65% discount I grabbed the opportunity. There were a bunch of other brands on sale,
the ones I can remember were Youngblood, Smashboxthe Balm,Bloom cosmeticsPalladio beauty, 
but I didn't find anything I need from the other brands, so I got out with two items .
After walking out Beauty Bar I went in Etude House because it was close by, the
products were so tempting because of the ridiculously cute packaging ,
but controlling myself I only purchased one item in the store.

 Bloom Lip gloss Php. 675.00, discounted price Php. 236.25
Bloom Eye Base Php1,150.00, discounted price Php.402.00
Etude House Mascara Php.198.00

I think I got a really good deal on the Bloom items, considering how much
the original price were. I am in no way bragging I just want to share with you the awesome discount
I got for these items :) if you have tried any of these items please let me know what
you think about them and what Bloom or Etude House products you like :)

Have a wonderful day ahead!

With much love,
Steph-G

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A Starry Night

Hello there lovelies!
This is yet another quick post on my current nail design, 
First I painted my nails with San San's Blue Sapphire polish and created
the stars with white nail polish, the tiny stars can be tricky to do, especially on the
right hand nails because I am right handed,but once you get the hang of it, it would be no problem.


I'm sorry if its not totally cleaned up on the sides,
I hope you like it though, Ive been really loving this blue color so
I have been looking for ways to use it on a nail design..

Enjoy the rest of your day!!

With much love,
Steph-G

Monday, July 16, 2012

Nail Design of The Week

I just want to post a quick blog about my nail design for the week.
It started out as a plain yellow colored nail but after a few hours it seemed too boring for me,
so I added some spots, it starts with bigger spots and gradually the spots size gets smaller.
Its different from I usually do my nails but trying new things is good, because you can
learn from experiences. And it just nails no big deal right?

Here's how it turned out


Its super easy to do and it gives you nails an interesting texture,
when I touch my nails it kinda feels like a basket ball..HAHA

Have a wonderful day ahead!

With much love,
Steph-G

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Lash Case

I absolutely love eyelashes, it adds more drama to your look and there are lots of varieties to choose from,
my clients also enjoys wearing them on special events, some may choose really dramatic
ones or more natural looking. I prefer to store my lashes in a cute case rather than the packaging it
usually comes in. So I thought I'd blog about these cases I found  in  
Japan Home Center located in Park Mall here in Cebu.
Seeing lashes stored in a cute case encourages me to collect even more! 


These are the cases when closed. Both are pink because I gravitate towards that color when
picking something out. I filled one case so you can see how the lashes would look like,


 The round case can hold 3 pairs of lashes while the rectangular can hold 4 pairs,
The larger one can store a pair if tweezers on the bottom part of the case and small lash glue,
since the round one is smaller it cant hold this size of  tweezers only small lash glue.

I got the round container a few months back I believe it was around Php 66.00,
The rectangular one cost Php 88.00. I really like them both because they keep my
falsies stored well and the packing it really cute.
 
Enjoy the rest of your day, and take care.

With much love,
Steph-G

Friday, July 6, 2012

Two Toned Blue Nails

This is another simple yet cute nail design that i have been loving for the whole week.
For this design I will show you how I did it step by step,
its really easy to do and I have received compliments from this nail art design.
It quite nice to hear that someone appreciates my work other than my self :)


This is the Two Toned nail design I did
Now lets go through the process.

First off you will need : 
These are the polished that I used:
A - San San NP (Blue Sapphire)
B- Caronia NP (Dare)
C - Bobbie NP (The Big Bang)

First paint the lower half of your nail with a dark color.
It doesn't have to be perfect, just make sure its dark enough.

Then pant the upper half with a lighter color of your choice
to get the two toned effect.

Lastly top it off with sparkly polish!

 Just clean up the edges and do the same to the rest of the nails..

And there you go!

Its a simple design but very cute. You can try this with a billion
other colors.I hope you like the results and found the step by step 
instructions useful :)

With much love,
Steph-G