Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Change of Plans...

It seems I have ran out of photo storage on my blog again...so I can't show you the makeup look that I promised in my post yesterday. 

 This has happened to me once before and Blogger told me that I needed to purchase more photo space before I could put any more photos in any of my post, but then one day that went away and I was able to without paying for more space, so I don't really know what happened with that.

Blog post without pictures are boring to me and I'm a photographer, so photos are a very important part of this blog, eventually I will buy more space, but for now we're gonna have to just stick with words...oh how fun!; No.  I don't ever really know what to talk...err umm  I guess I mean write about without pictures.  They are what I draw my inspiration from.  

So we'll have to just wait and see what I can come up with.  


-laurenmikael

Sunday, September 16, 2012

My First Time at Ulta (Nail Polish Haul)

This week Ulta Beauty opened in Little Rock.  I am so excited that we finally have one.

I am pretty much obsessed with YouTube.  Mainly with watching Beauty Gurus.  All the gurus I watch are always talking about how they shop at Ulta.  It's such a cool store they have basically anything related to beauty.  They carry drugstore brands (such as Maybelline, and Revlon) as well as higher end brands (such as Tarte, Urban Decay, and Benefit.)

They have nail polish, perfumes, candles, shampoo...everything!  I love it!

Yesterday my Mom and I went to check out the new (to Little Rock) store.  It was happiness overload for both of us...at first we didn't know where to begin.

We decided to look at NYX first...it's one of our favorite brands and you can't find it anywhere but Ulta or online (that I know of)  I got a blue retractable eyeliner (in the shade Blue Eyes.)

We then went over to the nail polish and I found a color that I have been searching for for months now.  Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in the shade Pacific Blue.


I saw DulceCandy87 wearing this in one of her YouTube videos (click there to go to her channel) and I knew I had to have it.   I looked everywhere, Target, Wal-Mart, Walgreens and Drug Emporium; none of them had it.  they didn't even have a spot for it on their shelves, it's not just like they were all sold out of it.

I knew Ulta would have it, they have every color you could imagine.  Especially since ours had just opened the day before.

It was the last one they had.  I was so happy to have finally found it.  They had a deal going on where if you buy one Sally Hansen product you can get another half price.  So I also got Coral Reef.



I don't normally like pink-ish colors, but I'm wearing this on my nails right now and I love it!

Ulta had their brand of nail polish on sale too so I got three of them.


Mint Condition (A light mint green)


Little Black Dress (Black with a slight shimmer)

I love black polish; 99% of the time it's what I have on my nails.  The brand I have been using (Sur) I love it, it is the best black polish out there in my opinion, but I've only ever found it at the nail salon in my hometown.   My bottle is running on empty so I decided to pick up Little Black Dress it has just the right amount of shimmer.  The black is still hardcore, but if you look closely you can see glitter.


Sun-Sational 

I've been looking for the perfect yellow polish for a long time...and I think this may be it.  Every yellow I have tried has been the color of banana pudding, or had an orange tint; or neon like a highlighter. If I did find one I thought would be good it would turn out to be watery and very sheer.  I haven't actually worn this one yet but I swatched it on my nail at the store yesterday and it seems to be exactly what I've been wanting.  A true opaque yellow.


I also got some lipsticks...which I'll post about tomorrow, along with a look I created using the Urban Decay Smoked Palette and a few of the products I bought at Ulta.

-laurenmikael


Friday, September 14, 2012

Maybe Chuck E. Isn't So Scary After All...

So the whole "blog everyday during August" thing didn't work out.  Oh well.

There have been a lot of things that I have been meaning to post about lately:

- The fact that on August 14th Ryan Star was on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.  JAY LENO...people JAY FREAKIN' LENO.  Ahh I am so happy for Ryan.  He totally deserves all the attention he has been receiving lately.    I found out about Ryan in April of 2009, when I saw him open for David Cook.

- We (my cousin Brook and I) have decided to wait a few more months before we move to Little Rock, because everything was feeling really rushed and we were both getting really stressed by it.

- Aranda got signed to Wind Up Records. (That's a really good label)...yay! I'm really happy for them, they are so amazing!

- A week ago today I saw Bowling For Soup at Juanita's.

-It was amazing!

-My lovely friends Boom The Wheel opened for them.

-I'm seeing My Darkest Days on September 24th.

-I'm really really excited about seeing them, because this will be my first time.

-The best show is coming up on October 9th...The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus with 10 Years (Two of my favorite bands EVER!)

-Here's this weeks Photo of the week:




"Found Relief in a Knife, the Blood Flows As She Cries"

Song: "The Way She Feels"

Artist: Between The Trees

(Official Music Video)


This week is suicide awareness week, so this seemed to be a fitting photo to take.

**I DO NOT CUT MYSELF**



-My sister wrote "Love" on my arm, one day I want to get this as a tattoo.

-Oh and one more thing....Chuck E. Cheese got a makeover. He's now a rockstar...no for real, he is.  Jeret Reddick (lead singer of Bowling For Soup) is his new voice.  Yay! I don't have to be afraid of that damn rat anymore, cause you know I love my rockstars!




On the left: Creepy Chuck E. On the right: New awesome, non-creepy, rockstar Chuck E.

Here's the new commercial:




-laurenmikael