Thursday, February 23, 2012

Birthday Post **Pic Heavy**

First, STOP!! And click the tab up top that's labeled "Birthday Giveaway" if you haven't already [then come back!]. If you have, Continue reading! =)

Okay, so as some of you may or may not have known, my birthday was Tuesday. I am now 24 =) Anywhos... My birthday was pretty chill. . .The most chill it's been in years actually. I work a job that requires me to work 7 days straight and then I'm off 7 days straight [sorry if this is repetitive to some of you!]. This week, unfortunately, was my week to work so going out wasn't in the game plan since I work overnight. All I did for my birthday was...hold onto your horses: sleep, go to lunch with the Parentals, sleep, and hang out with Mister a couple hours before I had to work. I know, wild & crazy! I was able to take a few pictures of some stuff though! 

First, lets start off with the failure of a manicure I did on myself:

Jingle Jangle & Pedal Faster Suzi!

It started off so well...

And then I decided to add glitter and...sigh. I really don't know.
I hate it. It doesn't look as bad in person, but I still hate it. I'm still wearing it because I need more cotton balls.

Gifts! *Note* I am not on here to brag, I'm just sharing my birthday with you guys. I love reading these types of posts and I know I'm not the only one! =)

My step-dad gave me money for the time being because I'm not getting my laptop until next week *hopefully* so... score!!

My mom got me the purse I'd been debating on buying for about a week last month!! If you follow me on Twitter, you probably saw me posting pictures of it in different colors haha!! I was so shocked!! It's called the Madison Leather Lindsey Satchel by Coach. I love it!

If you want to see a bigger, better picture of it or the other colors, click here.

My "Dad" bought me a Sonia Kashuk travel bag. I forgot to take pictures, but this is what it looks like. He also bought the Sonia Kashuk Breast Care Awareness travel brush set:

I love Sonia Kashuk's brushes, they're great quality!!

My mom surprised me with a cake & balloons at midnight while I was at work [so was she]!

The balloon just says "Birthday Girl"

And I have two random pictures I took during the day:

The restaurant had $3 well drinks all day on Tuesdays so. . .

Birthday Drink!

A rum & coke at one in the afternoon?! Hell yes! Haha! I only had one, but I will be back! ;)

And last but not least, a picture of me!

Don't you just love photo filters?!

Well, that's my birthday summed up! Thank you so much for wishing me a Happy Birthday on Twitter, I appreciate it so much!! I'm so blessed to see another year and it truly was a great day. Thanks for reading!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

NOTD Of The Past! **Bright Edition**

I change my nails so much, I don't always get a chance to post them as I'm wearing them but I always take pictures! =)

The first mani is Color Club's Gimme A Grape Big Kiss

And, of course, I needed some *bling*. I used Milani's Jewel FX polish in Silver.

The next mani's polishes were OPIs A Roll In The Hague[from the Holland collection] and Color Club's Raspberry Rush on my ring finger.

The orange really stained my nails. I liked this color combo though, and will probably do it with other colors.

What have you been wearing on your nails lately? Thanks so much for reading!!

***P.S. Don't forget to enter my Birthday Giveaway! Just click the tab up top!***

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Wet N Wild Haul!!! +FOTD

Hey Guys!!
I recently got the 6 pan palettes from Wet N Wild and I'm so excited! They're being discontinued, unfortunately, but if you have a Rite Aid nearby they might be 75% off so run! On to the haul:

I was also able to pick up some Mega Last lipsticks that were 40% off at Rite Aid this past week. [I got some of the new Spring colors a couple of weeks ago, you can see swatches here]

The only lipstick that looks more true to color in the picture above than the lip swatches, is Mocha-licious.

Again, Mocha-licious is looking slightly more orange in the picture than in person.

Ravin' Raisin is more like the hand swatch.

I really think I'm starting to like lipsticks now! Do you have any of the Mega Last lipsticks?

I also did a simple look with the Vanity palette and the Ravin' Raisin lipstick.

*Whew!* Thanks so much for reading!!  What are the latest things you've hauled?

***P.S. Don't forget to enter my Birthday Giveaway! Just click the tab up top!***

Saturday, February 18, 2012

FOTD: Color Bomb

Hey Guys!!

It's been forever since I've done a colorful look and I think I know why. When I start with color, I don't know when to stop! Lol, but this look I really like and it is semi-wearable. I used my Coastal Scents "Hot Pots"[review/swatches here] for the first time and they showed up just as great on my eyes as on my hand!

Milk of Magnesia
NARS Sheer Matte Foundation in Trinidad
MAC Studio Finish concealer
MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation
Cover Girl Lasting Matte powder

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Edgy Emerald
CS Hot Pot -CM11[green]  *lid; inner lower lash line*
CS Hot Pot- CM07[purple] *outer corner/crease; outer lower lash line*
CS Hot Pot- CM08[pink] *inner crease*
CS Hot Pot- M07[peach] *above crease for blending*
Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner in Blackest Black 
Cover Girl liquilineblast pencil liner *waterline*
NYX Candy Glitter Liner in Lavender *over top liner*
Maybelline The Colossal Volum' Express mascara 

Sleek Makeup Flushed

NYC Liquid Lipshine in Nude York City

Thanks so much for reading!!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Birthday Giveaway!

Hey guys! I'm typing this on my phone because I haven't had time to get to my computer much. BUT I wanted to post this giveaway :) My birthday is on Tuesday and I wanted to give something back to YOU! You have been so awesome and sweet, so it's only fitting! :) It's going to be easy to enter:

FIRST you must follow my Blog either by GFC or BlogLovin. (If you follow by both, it won't count as an extra entry)

SECOND I want you to leave a comment telling me your favorite color of eyeshadow to wear.

THIRD(optional) tweet: "I just entered @_Pretty_Pisces' Birthday Giveaway! Visit to enter too!"

When you leave you comment, let me know which way you're following and your name on that site; your favorite color eyeshadow to wear, and the link to your tweet if you tweeted. Each entry counts as one.

And that's it! Now what will I be winning, you ask?

It's going to be the Stila "Love At First Blush" set, which includes the new Love At First Blush palette along with two lip glazes. AND I'm going to try to find MACs Quick Sizzle lipstick (can you tell I love pink?!) but if I can't, you will be able to pick whichever permanent lipstick from MAC you'd like!

This giveaway will end in two weeks on March 1st at midnight CST.


Saturday, February 11, 2012

New Polish Babies!

Hey Guys!

I have new loves in my life and I have to share them with you! I bought 9 polishes [6 Color Club, 3 China Glaze] from Victoria's Nail Supply online. They were all about $3 or less! The only sucky thing to report is the $9 shipping. Annoying, but since I got the polishes so cheap I let it go lol. Some are from new collections and some are from older collections! They don't sell OPI on this site, so that sucks, but oh well... On to the polishes! 

[BTW I couldn't get great pictures of these polishes, but I tried!]

  • Love, Marilyn ~Eye Candy Collection~
  • Aquadelic ~Electropop Collection~
  • Gaga For Green ~Electropop Collection~

  • Jingle Jangle ~Beyond The Mistletoe Collection~
  • Alias ~Alter Ego Collection~
  • Raspberry Rush ~Wicked Sweet Collection~

These were the hardest to photograph -____-

  • Blue Topia [Yeah, I know, it looks black.] ~Back To Boho Collection~
  • Candy Cane ~Beyond The Mistletoe Collection~
  • Gimme A Grape Big Kiss ~Wicked Sweet Collection~

That's my polish haul! I plan on ordering more because I want more from the Electropop and Eye Candy collections. I also want to get some polishes from the Wizard of Oohs Ahz collection. What polishes have you gotten lately? Thanks so much for reading!!

Friday, February 10, 2012

I Got Mail! Coastal Scents' Hot Pots

Hey guys! 

After seeing Tamara's video about Coastal Scent's hot pots and how pigmented they were, I had to snag some! I ordered on Friday and they arrived yesterday[Thursday], so not too bad!! 

This is how the shadows arrived.

I ordered 24 shadows. I tried to order in increments of 12 because with every 12 hot pots ordered, you get a free 12 pan palette! Score! 

My bright, "fun" colors.

My more neutral colors.

I love how they came individually packaged with the color's number on the outside. I also like that they were already packaged in similar colors. I didn't group them together in the photos above, they came that way! I thought that was really neat. The hot pots have the actual name on the bottom of them but I forgot to get a picture of that. If there are any shadows you see and want to know the specific name, let me know and I'll look for you! =) 

WARNING!! The swatches on the website are not truly accurate. When picking these colors, I mostly relied on the description Coastal Scents provided and the reviews people left. They were a big, big help!!

This is what the shadows look like in their palettes:

The palettes have huge mirrors that is the size of the entire top part! That'll be really good for travelling and doing your makeup on the go! I would've taken pictures with the mirror, but the reflection made it seem like I had double shadows, so I cropped them out lol.

Swatches[without a base]:

Look how pigmented these are! [please excuse my nails haha]

This is my colorful palette. I didn't get as good as a swatch as I'd liked to and these aren't in the same order as they are in the palette. 

This is the neutral palette and I swatched these in the same order as they are in the palette. These are so pretty!

I was also sent a mini sample of a shadow called Cozumel! It's such a pretty baby blue. I don't think I have a color like this in my entire eyeshadow arsenal collection!

The picture doesn't show it well, but it has tiny blue sparkles.

First Impression: I am super impressed with these shadows!! I've never had any Coastal Scents shadows before and this definitely exceeded my expectations. The matte shades aren't chalky and seem to be really easy to blend. The metallic shades might have a little fall out if you get too much shadow on your brush, but if you just tap off the excess, it'll be fine. You can get these at for $1.99 and some are even on clearance for $1.49. 

I say try them out [I just went on the website and see they have new ones now! Dangit] because they're really reasonable. Get 12 so you can get a palette to put them in! =)

Have you tried these, or any Coastal Scents products before? Thanks so much for reading!

[I bought these with my own money. I am not being compensated for this post. These are my honest opinions]

Thursday, February 9, 2012


.... After this dress! It's gorgeous to me!

Picture taken from ASOS Curve. Find this dress here

Unfortunately, it's out of my price range right now, *sigh* but a girl can dream!! Would you wear something like this?

So What! Wednesday [Sort Of...]

I'm Linking up with Shannon from Life After I "Dew" for:

So What If....

  • I sometimes sleep from the time I get home until the time I have to go to work. I work overnight 7 days straight and have class...Sue Me.
  • I'm only taking one class. I have to pass it and I don't need ANY distractions!
  • I've become a major calorie counter. I need this weight off, Dammit!
  • I nearly cried when I saw how much calories, sugar, and sodium(!!!) were in my favorite items at Panera's. That's my favorite place!
  • This is my first SWW and I'm late doing it *shrugs* [see bullet 1]
  • I won't be spending Valentine's Day with my Love because he has class, we're celebrating later =)

That's all I can think of right now lol. Make sure you check out Shannon's blog! She's not a beauty blogger, but sometimes it's refreshing to step away from makeup blogs every once in a while [don't stone me! haha].