Saturday, August 24, 2013

Review: Dr. Scholl's® For Her High Heel Insoles

As you know by now, I received a VoxBox from Influenster full of products to test out. This post, I feature insoles from Dr. Scholl's.

These insoles are advertised for use in high heels, which are something that I don't wear too often. It seemed like a great idea though! Relieve some pressure on the ball of my foot? Sure! Cushion the heel? Awesome!

The truth? These things kind of hurt. They put too much pressure on the underside of my foot and weren't long enough in the toe region. The toe area cut-off halfway on the ball of my foot and halfway off of it, so it felt annoying to walk on.

The good news is that these were super easy to put into the shoes and stayed in place very well! They're also a discreet clear color with a slight purple tint toward the toe area. Would I buy them independently? Probably not. Will I keep them in these shoes? Probably not. Oh well! It was a good idea!

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

NOTD: Pink, Pink, and Pink Glitter Bomb

Hello all!

Here's a quick look I did a few weeks ago. Please forgive the shitastic image... this was a last minute picture after I already had one nail chipping badly. That area of my pinky I have cropped out? Completely not covered in polish. Oopsies. ^_^; I was also sitting in the middle of a huge field without any lotion, so my skin looks a bit dry. Double oopsies!

Photo taken under overcast skies.

Colors Used
Fresh Paint High Voltage
Ooh La Lacquer Pink Wednesday
Hit Polish Cheshire Cat

Thursday, August 15, 2013

NOTD: Blue Watercolor (and a New Nail Shape!)

Hello all!

I've been really intrigued by the stilleto/ pointed nail shape recently and decided to give it a shot. I carefully filed my normally round nails into semi-points and tried them out for a week.

Here they are! Nothing too crazy, but definitely something different. My verdict? Not the shape for me. It felt weird to have a different place of pressure on my nails and fingertips. I have to do a lot of typing for my job and it didn't feel that great to type with these. 

In direct sunlight.

That being said, I couldn't stop looking at this mani! The cool shape was intriguing and the watercolor pattern I chose was beyond gorgeous in person.

In the shade.

Colors Used
Funky Fingers Blue Duochrome (No name on the bottle!), 2 coats for the base (it flashes blue/green)
Funky Fingers Venom
Pure Ice All Night Long
Funky Fingers Riot
Funky Fingers Mirror Mirror
Starlight Polish Starlight
1/2 Pearls from Born Pretty Store

Friday, August 09, 2013

Review: Goody Ouchless Ribbon Elastics

Hello there! Today I'm posting a quick review about Goody's Ouchless Ribbon Elastics. YAY! A beauty post! :D

Let me begin by saying that I have a lot of hair. Like... a lot of it. It's thick, wavy/curly, and I hate wearing it down. So I'm always throwing it into a loose bun or a pony tail. I stretch out a lot of hair ties, find a lot that don't support all of my hair, have some that pinch and pull, and have some that don't wrap around enough to hold a pony tail. So. Frustrating.

Look at that pretty color!

I'm new to the world of ribbon hair ties and was a bit weary toward using them. Pleasantly enough, they managed to support all of my hair. They're also super comfy (I've slept in them!), leave a minimal "hair tie line," and come in super pretty colors! The pack I got had one each of black, grey, a lighter grey, purple, and raspberry.

Holding all the hair!

Long story short, I would definitely buy these again. I have yet to see if they stretch out quickly, but for now I'm good to go!

I received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster.

Thursday, August 08, 2013

NOTD: Summer Neon

Holy Cheesus, I swear I'm still alive! I have all these posts to make and the pictures ready, and yet I never seem to actually get around to making the posts!

That being said, here's a bright and happy summer look that I wore recently!

Taken in the sun. 

Taken in the shade.

I painted half my nail in one color, then chose another to fill-in the rest of the nail. Then I repeated the same color on the closer half of the next nail. That doesn't make much sense with words... just take a look! ^_^; 1/2 pink, 1/2 orange, 1/2 orange, 1/2 magenta, 1/2 magenta, 1/2 pink, repeat. Then I finished everything off with a glitter topcoat. Fun! 

Colors Used
Funky Fingers Power Play
Funky Fingers Pop Artist
Funky Fingers Atomic Poppy
Sally Hansen Perky Pink (#401)