Archives: January 2012

Beep, Beep, Beep! 5:00 AM Wake Up Call!

We all have to wake up at some point during the day.

Or maybe not?

Ok most of us have to wake up and get “ready” at some point to go to work, or school or the grocery store. Or hell, just be able to look at yourself in the mirror without wanting to gag (maybe that’s just me).

During the work week I have to wake up at an ever-hellish 5:00 am. In case you were wondering, this doesn’t get any easier, even after 5 years of it. In the early darkness I stumble into the shower (after brushing the teeth), because that is the only thing that halfway wakes me up. Not to mention I am most definitely NOT one of those people who can just wake up with good hair.

This is what I look like when I wake up.

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NARS Diamond Life Nail Polish for Spring 2012 Swatches & Review

NARS Diamond Life 3

NARS has a new nail polish color out for spring and it’s called Diamond Life.

Diamond Life is a shimmery metallic silvery purple shade. It’s thick and has really great coverage but is it perfect? Methinks no.

NARS Diamond Life 4

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Welcome to The New Vampy Varnish!

So things look a little different around here, huh? :)

I thought I would do a quick run down on some of the new features as well as where you can find things you may be looking for.

Let’s start with the logo. Click my logo and that basically is a “Home” button.

The top area of my site includes the standards: About, FAQ (check them out they may be useful), Advertising page and a Contact form.

Under my logo in the black bar is an area for some special features. Categories is the same as it was on my last site basically. Nail Gallery leads you to my new upgraded Nail Gallery (more on that soon). Spring 2012 is all posts marked with Spring 2012. When the seasons change, so will this feature. Giveaway is a special place where you can click to see any and all giveaways I have done or that are going on.

Across from that are buttons where you can subscribe to me via email, Facebook, Twitter and RSS feed. Next to that is a very solid search area. This whole area and everything above it is “static” meaning when you scroll down, the top of my site stays in place. I love that about it, makes it handy I think.

Under that area is my new scrolling header area! I love this part. This will just include different mini mastheads that will change out. There are currently five running. You can wait for it to change itself or click the arrows to go to the next one. Continue reading »

Revlon Colorstay Longwear Nail Enamel for Spring 2012 Swatches & Review

Revlon has a new line of nail enamel out called Colorstay Longwear Nail Enamel and get this, they’re in different shaped bottles. Hooray!

There are a whole bunch of these, not sure how many. I am guessing between 20-30 new colors and I nabbed four that looked promising at my local Walgreens when they were buy one get one half off. They retail for $8.49 and are actually smaller bottles than the regular ones (0.4 oz compared to 0.5 oz) so getting them on sale is a good thing.

Supposedly if you use the corresponding base and top coats with this polish you get a gel-like finish and lasting power. I didn’t get the base and top coats though so cannot confirm that,

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Weekly Macro Vol. 1

Rescue Beauty Lounge Locavore.