Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Essie's Cosmo

Today I received Essie's 'Cosmo's PSS shimmer'. I entered a contest a week or two ago that Cosmopolitan was running. (http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sweepstakes/22425)
The first 1500 who entered got a bottle of this exclusive shade. I didn't even know that I won until it was in my mailbox today!  

It came packaged in a cute little box.

Pointer- Essie 'CPSS' over OPI 'Roadhouse Blues'
Index- Essie 'CPSS' over OPI 'The It Color'
Ring- Essie Essie'CPSS'over OPI 'Alpine Snow'
Pinky- Three coats of Essie Essie 'CPSS'

    Essie 'CPSS' over OPI 'Black Onyx'
(All with one base of OPI NE and a Dazzle Dry top coat) 

Same colors as above except with Essie 'Matte About You'
I put the Matte About You over the Dazzle Dry top coat. It still worked, but this was my first time using it, so I don't know if I would have gotten different results had I not put on the regular top coat :-X

Essie 'CPSS' over OPI 'Black Onyx' with Essie 'Matte About You' top coat.

Final thoughts:
I take anything that is free. If you don't like it, you don't have to keep it. I won't be wearing it alone. If I decide to wear it in the near future, I'll probably layer it over Alpine Snow since I feel like the Black Onyx combo is more appropriate for the winter season. I was kind of rushed tonight since I have a busy rest of the week ahead of me. I just grabbed a few colors from my rack that I thought would be interesting to put under it. What do you all think of this shade? Any combos I should try? 
BTW, I also received Essie 'One Day Without Blues'. It is a limited edition shade with Toms shoes. I entered this contest on twitter and BOOOOOOM! It was in my mailbox a few days later. If you want to see swatches of that, I will be more than happy to do so! 

The Wanted at 923 Now 4/23/12

So I have to admit, I am a fairly lucky girl. This was my second time meeting The Wanted. I just started a new job last week on top of my first job and babysitting. It was a long, hectic week. A local radio station here in NY (92.3) was giving away passes 3x a day for the meet and greet. I had missed a lot of chances for the tickets due to work. Finally on Friday, (the last day they were giving away the tickets) I only had to babysit. I tried at the 5PM shot and nothing. My last chance was at 8PM, and my mom and best friend were trying as well. I got through a few times but you had to be caller 92. Finally, someone picks up and says "oh, wait, I think Chunky already has a winner." My heart sank! Why would they pick up if they already had a winner?! I was on hold for around 5 minutes, then Chunky (the DJ) answers and I immediately knew I won. I broke down in happy tears. Chunky didn't believe I was 21, because I cried over a boy band.  I DID! I ADMIT IT! SUE ME. It was the third best day of my life, right after meeting Big Time Rush and The Wanted the first time. BTW, The Wanted's self-titled debut American EP CAME OUT TODAY

Here is their hit single in America that is #1 right now and has been for four weeks in a row! 
'Glad You Came' 

And I believe this song 'Chasing The Sun' is their next American single.

Take a listen for FREE. Nothing beats free, right?

CD and Tee shirt package from Target! 

Siva and myself.

iPhone pic (instagram) I looked scared. Jay was doing weird things behind me. 
Left to right: Tom,Max,Siva,Jay,Myself,Justine(my friend) and Nathan.

The picture the radio station took of us. 

And last, but not least, my favorite picture EVER! Jay and myself<3 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

My first blog post! :)

Hello, (to nobody really) since I have no followers as of right now! Hopefully that will change soon and I will try to be as committed as I can to MY blog :) Any who, I took a trip to my local CVS today to get some anti inflammatory medicine for my ankle. Obviously I passed the OPI section, and I was SHOCKED to see Visions of sugarplum, not only one but two..but my happiness didn't end there! I also saw THREE bottles of Smitten with Mittens from OPI's Holiday Wishes 2009. I NEVER pay retail for my polishes, but this was a total exception. I decided to keep one of each for myself and sell the rest for people who have been wanting them.  When I came home, I did swatches of each color. VOS is very similar but to Grape..set..match from the Serena duos. VOS, however is a little darker. Smitten with mittens, looks much more fab on the nail than in the bottle! It is gorgeous, and it is the PERFECT holiday color! Maybe I will post pics of when I polish my nails with these colors or pictures of the nail wheel that I swatched? them on. I am composing a list now of all of the local CVS' and rare OPIs and  and hopefully can find some awesome stuff! Have you ever found anything rare expectedly or unexpectedly?!