Review: Astor Fashion Studio Nail Polish

15 Oct

So as many of you may know I have recently bought some new  makeup/nail products as I mentioned in my Mini Makeup Haul post. Today I will be reviewing my new Astor Fashion Studio nail polish. To be more specific, the Changing Metal Effect nail polish in the colour 260 Sophisticated Gold.

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This nail polish was a gift from a friend who recently returned from a trip to Europe. I wasn’t really sure about the colour of this polish but I really like it now, especially the pearlescent look of it.

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The nail polish lasts quite a while and it drys quickly. As you can see from the two pictures above, you don’t even need two coats to get a nice colour on you nails. If you want a more concentrated colour than I would definitely suggest applying two coats. It all depends on the tone of colour you want to get out of this cool nail polish.

As I mentioned before this nail polish was one of the presents a friend got for me, so I don’t know the exact price. However, I have done a little research online and I estimate that it was between $1-2.

 

Make sure to let me know what you think in the comment section below and if you aren’t already, make sure to follow my blog.

Until next time,                                                                                               -Caitlyn

 

 

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Mini Makeup Haul! (October)

14 Oct

Get excited because I have a mini haul to show everyone! I know it’s October and some of you may be expecting some Halloween type items, but the things I will show are just regular things.  Three of these items were gifts from my best friend (that she bought in Europe), so I don’t know exactly what she paid for them but I have looked up those products and can only give you an approximation. 🙂

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Products: 

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Astor:

Fashion Studio changing metal effect nail polish       Colour: 260 Sophisticated Gold                     Price: $1-2

Essence:

Effect nails 3D pearls        Colour: 07 candy buffet          Price: approx. $2.49

 

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Maybelline:

24hr Colour Tattoo by Eyestudio     Colour: 65 Pink Gold     Price: $8.99 (However, I got mine for only $6.95)

 

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Manhattan:

High shine lip gloss          Colour: 35T               Price: approx. $4.99

Flormar:

Deluxe Cashmere Lipstick          Colour: DC23           Price: around $9.85

 

So that’s all for now. If you would like me to review any of these products, feel free to let me know in the comment section below and if you aren’t already, make sure to follow my blog. 🙂

-Caitlyn

The Procrastinating Beauty Blogger Tag

12 Oct

Lately I have been looking for some fun tags to do on my blog. One thing I noticed is that a lot of those tags get passed around by one person tagging another person. Well obviously I was not tagged in those, and I clearly don’t want to ruin the spirit of those tags by posting one without being tagged. (Confusing sentence!)

Anyways, I stumbled upon one tag that, it seems, anyone can do. Although I am not exactly a beauty blogger, my blog will have more beauty posts in the future. After all, I am a new blogger (I only started at the beginning of September. So now, let’s get down to business. I found this tag on http://www.beautybroadcast.net/ . Here goes nothing!

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1. Name a beauty regime that you rarely do?

I rarely use a base coat before I apply nail polish. Mainly because I always forget. 🙂

 

2. Is washing your make-up brushes something that you do regularly?

Oh, well this is awkward. The answer is no. I don’t. I don’t always use a makeup brush as I don’t put any powders on my face.

 

3. How long will you last with chipped nail polish?

I don’t even last 1 minute with chipped nails. I become obsessive and chip away all the nail polish on my nails. 😛

 

4. How long will you put off buying/replacing a beauty product, even if you need it?

If I really need it, I buy the product as soon as I can, after finding out that it has run out! If I don’t need it that badly, then I put off replacing that beauty product for maybe a few days to a week.

 

5. What is your worst beauty habit?

Not being able to keep my nails long. No, I don’t bite my nails, for those of you wondering, but I just can’t manage to keep myself from breaking them. I don’t know if breaking them is the right word or not but that’s how it is.

 

6. Name something non-beauty related that you put off doing all the time?

I always put off doing my laundry 😦

 

7. When going out somewhere, do you leave getting ready to the last minute?

No! I start getting ready at least one hour prior to heading out. And of course I get obsessive sometimes and instead of one hour it becomes 1 hour and 30 minutes.

 

8. Can you commit to spending bans?

Sometimes. Only when I am tired of shopping. Which doesn’t happen too often. 😉

 

9. How organized are your make-up and nail polish collections?

Extremely organized! I end up re-organizing my collections again and again just for the hell of it!

 

I know the answers are really short, but that’s all for now. If there are any tags (they don’t necessarily have to be about beauty) that you would like to me to do, then let me know in the comment section below, and if you aren’t already, make sure to follow my blog. 

-Caitlyn

Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite

11 Oct

It’s times like these when I am extremely glad that I saved all my travel pictures. Thank god for the weekly challenge! Let me know what you think in the comment section below and if you aren’t already, make sure to follow my blog. 🙂

 

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The three pictures above are all from Berlin. Maybe some of you remember that in a previous weekly challenge I mentioned I went to Berlin in July! (https://maritimemango.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/weekly-photo-challenge-from-lines-to-patterns/). Anyways, The first picture was taken beside what remains of the Berlin Wall and the last two were taken in the Berlin stasi Gefängnis / Hohenschönhausen Memorial (the Stasi prison) http://en.stiftung-hsh.de/ .

 

That’s all for now,

-Caitlyn

Thursday Thriller #2: THE KNIFE IN THE BRIEFCASE

10 Oct

Here is my version of “The knife in the Briefcase”. Just like last time, I drew a picture of one of the characters! Leave a like if you want to see more THURSDAY THRILLERS! And if you haven’t already, make sure to follow my blog. 🙂

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The man with the briefcase…

Jane looks at her watch while the checkout girl bags her groceries. 4:30! She has just one hour to get home and start making a special dinner for her daughter, Amy. Amy is on holiday from college. This is the first time Jane will see her daughter in 3 months! Aside from video chatting, of course. Jane takes her groceries to her car and starts to put the bags in the trunk, when she notices that it has a flat tire!

“Great! How on earth am I going to make it home in time!” Jane says to herself.

Jane calls a tow truck company, but unfortunately it will take an hour before they get to the grocery store. A well-dressed man, maybe a business man, approaches Jane.

“I heard all the commotion and thought I might be able to help you!” he says.

He looks familiar but Jane can’t seem to place him. She accepts his offer and her tire is replaced in just 20 minutes! She thanks the man but just as she is about to open the car door and leave, the stranger asks for a lift. Forgetting about the dinner, Jane agrees.

“Thanks! But if you don’t mind I have to use the restroom. Just wait here, I won’t take too long!” he exclaims.

He leaves his briefcase in the front seat and heads to the bathroom. A minute or two passes and Jane remembers that she has to get home and prepare dinner for her daughter! Jane races home and makes a special meal. Hours later, Jane is sitting with her family in the dinning room, exchanging stories of their day when she suddenly remembers the man that changed her tire! Jane, her husband and her daughter go to the car and find the man’s briefcase. They open it and find a knife, some rope, duct tape and an ice pick (the ice pick caused the flat tire). Now Jane remembers where she saw the man! He was hanging around the grocery parking lot for the past two weeks, observing her every move!

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That’s all for now! I hope you all enjoyed this story. Let me know what you think in the comment section below.

Thanks for reading,

-Caitlyn

Outfit of the Day

7 Oct

I haven’t posted an outfit of the day for a while (maybe a week or more – I am not sure) now. So anyway, here goes nothing! Also, before I forget, make sure to leave a like if you want to see more posts like this and if you aren’t already, make sure to follow my blog. 🙂

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Ring: Aldo accessories

Dress: TK Maxx

Tights: Ardene

Sweater: H&M

Boots: Forever 21

 

 

And now……some ghostly pictures in the spirit of Halloween!

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Let me know what you think in the comment section below.

Until next time,

-Caitlyn

Halloween Nails Update! (Tombstone)

6 Oct

So as some of you might know, I shared some 5 cool Halloween nail art yesterday. In my post I put a link to a super cool video with cute Halloween designs (you can find the link at the bottom of my post ( https://maritimemango.wordpress.com/2013/10/05/5-halloween-nail-art-designs-twisted/ ) and I said that I really like the tombstone design. So I decided to replicate that design and share some pictures with all of you.

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Let me know what you think in the comment section below and if you aren’t already, make sure to follow my blog. 🙂

And keep your eyes open for more thing having to do with Halloween (I will be posting a list with my top10 -maybe more- Halloween movies. I might even post a few recipes for some spooky Halloween treats!).

-Caitlyn