Sunday, March 4, 2012

Lazy Sunday 025

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1. Been shopping a little, been doing some hair experimentation, been doing some self improvement, been wearing makeup feels good to get back to me.

2. "Don't date a man you wouldn't marry, remember you don't choose who you fall in love with. That's why it's called falling in love."


3. Doing what's best for me isn't selfish or stuck up it's having my best interest. If I choose to keep to myself it's not because I'm a loner, it's because I want to make sure I associate with people who have my best interests at heart. Be selective.

4. I'm one of those people who are okay with not being connected all the time. Sometimes people get angry with me because I don't respond to emails right away or choose Facebook to contact me all the time. If it was truly important you'd call. I guess I know the ability to live life offline.

Chann

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Lazy Sunday 024

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1. Like the quote. Tis something to live by.

2. I went out the other night and it made me realize two things. 1. I have no "grown up" going out clothes. 2. I'm a grown up. Of course I'm about to hit the stores because I can't be the one who looks like she didn't know she was coming. The bars and lounges I twirled and swirled in over the weekend were definitely more grown up than my usual college spots where sequins and express clothing is everywhere. I can definitely dress for day but when the lights go down I need more chiffon and sultry fabrics. Less sexy more sultry with a little bit of umph, does anyone know where that store is at?

3. "30 year old men like 20 year old women, 30 year old women like 35 year old men"

4. I wore make up for the first time in 2 months and I know I was being anti beauty (because I am on the hunt for the perfect make up remover) but man slick on some mascara and gold eyeshadow and you feel alive.

Welcome back Chann.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Celtic Sun China Glaze Nail Polish Review


Pictures don't do this neon bright justice. It is a head turner and you will get plenty of comments. It's a lemon lime color yellow in pics and greenish in real life.I do admit you have to put in work for this to truly show ff it's radiance. I had to use a base coat, 2 coats of white polish, and 3 coats of polish (plus a top coat). This is a commitment to apply but the end result is lovely. HOWEVER,  I'm noticing some chipping today and it's only been 2 days. Overall, I will definitely be buying a neon pink next. I'm addicted.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Lazy Sunday 023

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1. Today I went shopping, and bought clothes. for myself. the first time in years! I'm not cheap but I'm afraid to spend money I know this. Large or small I just think okay I may by this now but what if I need the money later. I have a hard time spending money on myself for lots of frivolous things. I have the whole store in my shopper and walked out with only 2 things. lol I'm making progress though!

2. Neon nails are so what it is right now! LOVIN IT. I'll do a post soon about my current loves. I also had to cut my hair unfortunately but the split ends were crazy and my ultimate goal is healthy hair.

3. It's amazing how fast one can forget cold weather. I saw pictures and hear these things about stuff being frozen and I think where is this at...followed by an ohhh yeah.

4. "Just because no one said anything doesn't mean it went unnoticed."

5. Seeing creativity can often re-inspire what you were missing in life.

Chann is still here.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

NOTD: the Matte Black French Mani

Chinza Glaze Base Coat, A no name Black polish, Sephoria by OPI Matte Top Coat, and Seche Vite Top coat.

Can we say in LOVE? I've been wanting to do this forever but my nails were no many different lengths and I hate a french on nubs. This ones definately a fave ever since I saw it on Tumblr.

What do your nails look like right now?

Chann

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Brows Essentials

Brows Essentials

Maybelline great lash clear mascaraNapoleon Perdis Eyebrow PencilTweezerman Stainless Steel Slant (R) Leopard Print TweezerAnastasia Brow Powder Duo - Brunette at Beauty CollectionDior Brow Brush, Napoleon Perdis '5a' Precision Angle Sable Brush



I don't know if you've heard but the thing for spring (like that rhymage) is brows. A fuller brow is a preference of mine I don't like to look straight out the 20s. A more modern Audrey is my taste. Also a fuller brow makes you look younger, a thinner one ages you and your face. Last I heard those of us who are "older" liked looking younger.The essentials to have great natural brows to show off your beauty are as follows.

Grooming is ESSENTIAL. Probably one of thee most importante steps in the process.

Whether you tweeze, wax, or thread a good shape is the best foundation. Remember to brush your brows upward to figure out what hairs should stay and what need to go.

This may sound obvious but most people have two eyebrows so unless your Frida follow that " two brow trend" as well.

Your eyebrows are supposed to be sisters not twins. If you try to make them match by removal you will end up with one up there in Vermont and another hanging out in Florida. If you must make them identical do so in the filling in stage, it's less permanent.

How one fills in there brows is purely preference. If you choose a powder, which can look more natural, use an angled brush. The brush shape imitates hair strokes easier. A mix of a lighter shade inward towards the nose and a darker shade outward towards the temples is your best bet. this is my preferred method

Brow pencils are nice too. They can create a stronger brow with a heavier hand or a slight definition with just a flick.

Top it off with brow gel to hold together all the work you just did. Personally, clear is the way to go for me but colored ones with a light hand work very well as well. Just make sure they match your brows.

Best of Luck!

Chann

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Lazy Sunday 022

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1. "You learn more by listening than talking"

2. Don't tell too much of your business. People bond by sharing personal experiences when they first meet but did you ever stop to think I just met this person and they are sharing this with me? YOu've probably said somethings to people you didn't know that well and then if you didn't like them in the end you may feel betrayed. OH My God. I can't believe her and we were so close I talked to her about my problems. Think before you speak.

3. There's nothing wrong with thinking you're all that. It doesn't effect anyone else. When people say I don't like her or him because they think their all that. If you don't think you are who is supposed to.

Chann