Thursday, May 27, 2010

In & Out #... (I lost count!)


Remember me?

I have been so awful at blogging this month, and I hate it! I've barely been able to put up a couple of quick videos in the meantime.
I have had a cold for about 2 weeks and it's been making me extra groggy and tired. I'm not sure why but every year I get a big cold at the beginning of summer. I don't get sick in the fall or winter like normal people, no. I get sick when it's hot and beautiful out (go figure).

Anyways, here's what mattered to me in the meantime:


- the hunt for the perfect bright coral/red nailpolish for summer.
My inspiration for this is Olivia Palermo, who is probably the worst person to watch on that TV show she's on, The City. Her beautiful outfits make her more bearable but other than that she's just an awkward biatch (pardon my french). She's certainly getting the bad end of the video editing stick.

Everything about the picture is beautiful - but let's focus on the nails! Any recommendations for a similar colour, ladies? I need your help! The reds I've tried so far are too berry-toned and cool.

- new blush. My blush collection has slightly expanded with the addition of some new colours by MAC and NARS (see YouTube channel) and I'm enjoying them all.

- french braids. I've been in a hair rut and it's too hot to leave it down. French braids are a stylish and simple solution to the problem :)

- glycolic acid peels. I do them at home and they've significantly helped decongest my skin. Dare I say I haven't broken out in over a month? (minus a few spots from trying a new foundation). Blog post about them soon and an updated Skincare Video will go up when I get back from vacation.

- LAS VEGAS! leaving next thursday and currently trying to plan out places to go for dinner and drinks and all that jazz.. feel free to leave me any suggestions :)


- Packing. I'm not good at making decisions.

- My cold.

- American Idol. Now that Simon's gone (and after the lackluster season that just ended) will it really be as fun to watch as it was before? I don't think so.

- The Gossip Girl season 3 finale. Lame.

- Having to go to work on such a beautiful day

That's about it for me. Let me know what you guys have been up to :)


  1. My favorite red is Lollipop by Essie!

  2. Check Out Mac's New Collection To the Beach. They have a Nail Polish that I think is the perfect summer color. The color is Scorcher. A beautiful bright coral

  3. I'd say OPI Big Apple Red, or Essie Jelly Apple, if you're interested in classic creme-jelly red. These two are on my wishlist now.

    If you need something more interesting, then China Glaze Stallion Red is a gorgeous metallic red. :)

  4. I agree with Gossip Girl's finale, "lame". How awkward was that scene when Chuck got shot? Such bad acting! I was soooo mad about him and Jenny hooking up and I'm so glad she's leaving (hopefully she is)

  5. I think Essie in Poppy looks like that :D I'm wearing it now;-)

  6. Hey!
    Have you tried the Boots No7 glycolic peel? I've had it for a while but have been scared to use it! Do you find that they help with lessening the appearance of pores? Thanks,
    Kat x

  7. Revlon has a color called Craving Coral that I think would be very similar to her nail color. Forever 21 also has one that's just called Coral and it is surprisingly good quality for about 3 dollars.

  8. hey sandra, you should try the new MAC nail polish from to the beach collection. it's awesome. Its a coral red polish with peachy color to it as well. =)


  9. OPI Has a few nice red colors..
    A similar color, I think, is OPI Red. The application is pretty easy also! :) Hope that helped!

  10. Try Sephora by OPI "Personal Shopper". It's a really pretty red. I always think Olivia's nails look great too. :)

  11. OPI Cajun Shrimp is similar, but a little more orange-y :)

  12. Olivia Palermo wears Essie's Lollipop!
    I read it in a magazine interview of her ;)

  13. Essie One of a Kind. Super bright orange-toned red color. It's really summery!

  14. YAY! thanks for all your great suggestions, everyone! <3

  15. i'm thinking maybe essie big bag theory

  16. ok, so I recomend trying wet n wild Red tape nail pilish. I do not like cheap nail polishes, but this one proved me wrong. the color is mix of coral and red. one word - gorgeous. you can see it here on my blog:
    it's in my Saturday, may 22 post.
    good luck!
    XOXO, Olya

  17. Hey Sandra... do tell more about the glycolic acid peels! :)

    Someone has already mentioned it, but Cajun Shrimp by OPI is my fave coral color. It is just so beautiful on, I can't explain it. It's bright without being neon, it's saturated without being to intense, and the finish is awesome, creamy, shiny, and it lasts forever, it seems! It's more coral instead of red, but it's not too orange. Just try it, you'll love it. ;)

  18. I love Finger Paint's 'Curator's Coral'. It's a beautiful colour and I highly recommend it!

  19. Wait.. I lied. OPI's Big Apple Red!!

  20. in the city Olivia does look like a biatch sometimes, but her style is impecable :-)

  21. OPI's Cajun Shrimp = best non-cool toned redish coral ever!

  22. I just tried a Revlon polish called "make mine coral" its a beautiful color.

  23. I think Olivia Palermo has the best style and makeup on the show which makes me love her a little bit (although I completely agree that she is made out to be the show's villain).

  24. Olivia is always wearing Essie's "Lollipop" :)


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