I felt like something vibrant today,

so I reached out for the purples in my trusty coastal scents palette.

Splash on some purples, because it’s just such a fun color!

I love it, I love it, I love it!



I have been itching to braid my hair recently for some weird, unknown reason. I say this because I prefer my hair to be relatively fuss free: wash, blow dry and if I am lucky, I use a comb but more often than not, I just use my God given fingers. Yes, I am that lazy. But, since my vanity has soared to unknown heights, what better way to embellish a messy bun than with a pretty braid. Ooh la la.


Yesterday’s weather was sheer perfection. A beautiful day, lots of smiles and great company. What more could I ask for? The blistering cold seemed to be a thing of the past. At least I thought so. Today was a very dreary, cold and wet day.  Ick! Minus the undesirable weather, everything else was great. Anyway, on to some superficial blabber. I love blues on my lids because it just seems to compliment my dark eyes so well. Using my favorite Mac liner in ‘So There Jade’ and several tones of blue from my coastal scents palette,  I created a look that is perfect for a pop of color, yet subtle enough for everyday wear. Lovely.

p/s: achievement of the day – giving all my make up brushes a much needed bath.

*pats self on back*


So, I got myself a new toy : the 88 eyeshadow palette by Coastal Scents.

If you are anything like me, you will love this palette. With such a wide range of colors, you can mix, customize, blend and create endless looks. More importantly, the colors are highly pigmented and it comes with a great price tag as well. The only con I can find with this product is that the individual eyeshadow pans are smaller than most eyeshadows out there in the market. However, I am not complaining because I have never in my life completely used up any of my eyeshadows anyway.

Inspired by my favorite makeup artist, Kandee Johnson, I am sporting scarlet lids today. It is a fresh change from the usual black eyeliner. This simple look was created using my Sephora lip liner in ‘Pinup Pink’ and a red shade from the Coastal Scents palette applied using a liner brush. Be sure to prime your eyes before anything else to prevent smudging and to increase its staying power throughout the day. Get imaginative and play up your peepers. Like I say, eyes are like empty canvases waiting to be painted on!

this Christmas, my friend gave me acrylic nails.
i am loving my brand new, fake, strong nails.
sure beats my real, weak nails. thanks, belly!