Wednesday, February 13, 2013

3 Valentine's Day Nail Art

Happy Valentine's!

Since boyfriend is thousand of miles away from me I'll be spending my Valentine's day alone. :( That means no dressing up for Valentine's Day but I probably will do a nice, glowing Valentine's day makeup but that remains to be seen tomorrow.

Single or taken, a nice VDay mani seems to be appropriate so I came up with 3 Valentine's Day Nail Art. 

Essie Cast Away - pink base color
Essie Ballet Slippers - white accent 
Sinful Colors Nail Art Moon Light - purple accent 
 Sinful Colors Nail Art Be My Valentine - red accent

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Lacey Lilac - purple base color
 Essie Ballet Slippers - white accent 
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mint Sorbet - mint accent
Sinful Colors Nail Art  Peace n Love - pink accent

Essie Ballet Slippers - white accent 
 Sinful Colors Nail Art Be My Valentine - red accent

Hope you ladies like them and try them out. If you do try them out please tag me at instagram, would love to see your version of these. @urhappybunnie

So sorry for the low quality pics, I only used my phone to get these shots.

Update: Urhappybunnie First Thank You Giveaway

I am finally going to have my first ever giveaway as a thank you to those all that have supported this blog! I hope that you will continue to shower love on this blog, Urhappybunnie. New and old followers, I am very grateful to all of you.

I am going to put up the giveaway details next week so stay tuned!

Here are some of the prizes I'm giving away and some other cool stuff :)

Too Faced Natural at Night Palette Review and Swatches

I was going to do a review on this particular palette weeks ago but I was giving myself time to change my first opinion on this palette but sad to say, it didn't. I personally find this palette as a disappointment. Well before any of you guys cross out this palette on your to-buy list, check out the pros and cons of this palette first.

This palette comes with 9 shadows in beautiful neutral shades that can go from day to night and has a great selection of shades that will help you attain a sexy smokey eye. The price is very reasonable at $36.

Full Moon: A gold shadow that is overloaded with glitter -Very pretty but the glitter fallouts are unbearable and it's not as pigmented as it was in the pan.

Night Light: Similar to Full Moon in texture and finish, it is a champagne shade with a lot of glitter. This is also not as pigmented as it was in the pan and there are a lot of fallouts.

Spotlight: A yelllow based cream shade that has a matte finish. This shadow is very similar to UD Foxy.

Night Cap: A light brown with a satin finish

After Hours: Another satin finish shadow in rose gold color that reminds me of UD Toasted although After Hours is lighter.

Moon Stone: An olive green satin shadow that is one of my fave shadows in this palette.

Cocoa Star: The other matte shadow along with Spotlight. Cocoa Star is a very pigmented chocolate brown shade.

Eclipse: An intense brown with red undertones and a satin finish. This is my fave shadow in the palette.

Night Fever: A brown black shadow with a lot of gold glitters.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

My primary problem with this palette are the glitters. Although only three shadows have glitters, two of them are the major shadows which are such a waste, The fallouts are actually not my major problem but the texture of the glitters itself. The glitters are chunky and whenever I use it it always goes in my eyes and it hurts. :( I've been using Urban Decay shadows and some of them have major glitter fallouts too (Midnight Rodeo and Sidecar) but never did the UD glitter hurt my eyes, I am very disappointed that the two shadows (Night Light and Spotlight) that I expected I would really like ended up being my least fave.

In conclusion, this palette is reasonably priced with the amount of eyeshadows that you're getting, plus it has how-to cards that will help you achieve certain looks using the palette. The main concern about this palette is the pigmentation of some of the shadows and the chunky glitter fallouts. Perhaps this is the reason why Too Faced has their Glitter Glue Primer in order to remedy the situation. Since I have not tried out that particular  product, I cannot attest to it's effectiveness in holding glitter shadows however using a regular eyeshadow primer did make the shadows last all throughout the day on my lids though it didn't help adhere the glitters.

That sums up my review on the Too Faced Natural at Night Palette. Any questions or comments are welcome. Please follow me on Instagram for more frequent updates: urhappybunnie :))

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Gifts from Lipstick Traces!

When I started blogging here, there was one girl that I became quite close to. What started as a quick circle lens question grew to a lengthy exchange of emails and then there was text messaging and phone calls. I found a really great friend who enjoys Big Bang, KPop and KDramas as I do and loves anything beauty related. Whenever I need someone to talk to she is just one text away. Though we never really met each other we have that connection and we even started to call each other soul sisters. :)

A month ago she sent me a second package (the first one will be posted next week since it's for promo purposes ^^) which has a wide array of beauty items mostly Asian beauty products and e.l.f. items. 

My favorite among the items she sent me is the VS Forbidden Fantasy Lotion, the Philosophy The Color of Grace Pink Illuminator, the e.l.f. Blush and Bronzer, the e.l.f. Daily Brush Cleaner and the Etude Skin Care set. The Etude Skin Care set in particular is amazing! :)

Thanks so much Jill! I really appreciate all the things you sent me and I hope we continue being friends until the end of time! Visit NYC/NJ soon! :)