Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Nails of The Day - Purple Paris


Hello lovelies!

It was a great nail art day for me today. It was my first attempt at the Eiffle Tower, and I somehow made one after using 3 to 4 different brushes. I found the perfect brush and technique. The secrets shall be revealed here soon! ^_^ I had a Valima (wedding reception) to attend. I wore a dark purple dress. I normally go for the classic red nails on formal occasions, but the experimenting juices were flowing and I went for the mani instead. :)

Monday, 30 December 2013

My Favorites of 2013

Hello my beautiful readers. I hope you're doing good and busy making plans for the new year. I wasn't planning on coming out with a 'Favorites of 2013' post but a fellow blogger, Bia from The Beauty Finds, asked me about it and I thought what the hey! I am a beauty blogger primarily. So there I was grabbing my favorites of the year, throwing them on my bed and snapping away. Keep reading as I share my favorite beauty and skin care products of 2013. ^_^

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Girlie New Year Nails

Girly New Year Nails

Hi my lovelies!

I'm here with a girly version of new year nails, as promised. I like this one so much better than the previous one. It's cuter and cleaner. I'm going to enter this one to Nail Art Ideas Linkup (check my side bar for more information). Keep reading. ^_^

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Books I Read in 2013

Hi beauties!

When I'm not lacquering, I'm probably reading a book. I dedicate this post to my book reading habit.

In the beginning of this year I discovered Good Reads app. It basically recommends you books judging by the books you have already read and rated. You can categorize or 'shelf' books and then rate and review them when you are done. You can also log onto the website to get the full experience; join groups, take quizes, start a reading challenge, share quotes, etc. A book reader should be using this website. It makes searching for books a whole lot easier! If you are on Good Reads, view me here and say hello ^_^.

When I started using the app and website, it ignited the book reading maniac in me. The app and website is a real happy place for me. I set a reading challenge of 15 books for this year and I achieved it around october. Here are the books I read according to genre. 

New Year Fireworks Nails


Hello my readers!

2014 is just around the corner. Can you believe that another year went by of your life and you are one year closer to death? Bad joke :D I'm not good on the resolutions but I'm always excited when a new year starts because I have my birthday in January ^_^. I created a new year's design and wanted to share it with you all.

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Nominated for Liebstar Award!


Surprise surprise!

I'm nominated for the Liebstar Blog Award! Yayy me! :D I can barely contain my happiness! Loads for thanks to Karolina from http://rolessummerfling.blogspot.com for even visiting my blog, let alone nominating me! Thanks a million Karolina.

This award is basically for bloggers who have few followers but offering creative content. It's a great chance for bloggers to get some recognition. The best part is, there is no grand finale announcement of the winner. When you get nominated you have won! Liebster is a german word, which means creative, unique, etc. This is how it goes:

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Max Factor Max Effect Mini Nail Polish in Intense Plum - Polished Review and Swatches

*I am sorry about this picture. The quality became really awful after uploading to blogger. I have no idea what's happening -.-

Hey my lovely readers!
This is going to my very first nail polish review and swatch. I am going to call it 'Polished Review' and give some 'Polish Points' out of a total of 5 to the nail polishes that I will review here. I hope you like it and have a polished great time reading it and share with your polished friends.. ok this is getting lame. Let's just begin.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Nail Art Tutorial - How to Make a Bumble Bee


Hello beauties! Buzz buzz..

I have a buzzy bumble bee nail tutorial for you today. Hope you find it easy and try it out. I had a fun time creating it. I've had this post in the drafts for soooo long. I was waiting for spring to post it. Then today I thought what the hey! So I'm finally posting it. ^_^

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Homemade Whitening Scrub+Mask for Winters



Hey beauties,
Today in my journal I'm sharing a homemade skin remedy. It's a honey and lemon whitening scrub+mask. I've used alot in winters in the past. And since winters are here I thought of sharing it. 

But first, my sad story...

Ever since my university has started I'm suffering from intense sun exposure. In the beginning I wasn't using any kind of sun protection lotion so my skin got really tanned. I mean REALLY tanned. I had never been that shade of grey and red before. I started using a sunblock by Nivea. The redness was a whole lot better, but my skin had lost the glow. I'm a believer in homemade remedies so I tried out some things. This scrub+mask was the best. My skin got softer and my complexion back to normal. My classmates even noticed and asked me the secret, you know like in those fairness cream ads? :3

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Easy Snowman Nails


Hey everyone! 

My exams are finally over and I have my winter break. Yayy :D Which means i'll be posting alot more.

I did these nails this morning. They are actually inspired by my sister's hoodie. It's a really easy design for winter. I made it in around 10 minutes. It's a perfect design if you're using a toothpick since the dots are meant to be irregular. If you are using a dotting tool, mess up the perfect dot by creating more dots together.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Snowflakes + Nail Art Ideas Linkup + Technic Nail Art Polishes


















Hello lovelies.

First thing's first, I changed the theme of my blog! :D Yaayyy *Cheers*
It took me alot of researching, tutorials, editing and HTML coding. It's a good thing I studied HTML at school otherwise the whole thing would have been a pain. I chose my favorite color combination for my new blog theme; grey, turquoise and coral. There are some things I still need to add/change. Hopefully after my exams I will. (Yes I'm changing themes during exams :3)

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Pink Winter Nails



Hey everyone!

I don't know why but pink and white looks like winter to me. So I added a barren tree and some rhinestones and voila! Pink winter nails. ^_^ I think using silver instead of white would be a prettier look.


Stuff I used




I did the branches with a brush. If you do not have a nail art brush or nail art polishes it's no big deal. You can always use a toothpick. You just need to keep dipping the toothpick in polish again and again. I don't have that rhinestone wheel thing so I used those phone case decorating stickers. I removed the sticky part from them before starting because it looks untidy.


Tutorial


Step 1 - Paint your ring finger white and the rest pink.

Step 2 - Make a curvy line on your ring finger.

Step 3 - Add 2 or 3 branches depending on your nail size. Don't overdo the number of branches and don't worry if it gets messy. You'll add rhinestones and topcoat to fix that.

Step 4 - Repeat steps 2 and 3 for your thumb. You might wanna add one more branch to your thumb.

Step 5 - Put a small drop of topcoat and lightly place the rhinestone on it. It'll fix really well once the topcoat dries up. Again, don't overdo the number of rhinestones. I left 2 branches without a rhinestone.

Step 6 - Repeat step 5 for your thumb.



Add 2 coats of topcoat, letting it dry between each coat and your done!

You can make trees on the other nails too, add some silver glitter, anything that's wintery. Don't worry much about the rhinestones. I promise they won't come off. :)

Byesies and take care,
JayBee

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Stepping Into Paranormal

I'm normally love to and only read funny and romantic chic-lits, with some occassional literature. This year I decided to try some other genres. I stepped into pananormal with Meg Cabot's take on vampires, Insatiable

I really enjoyed the first book in the series. I actually stayed up all night to finish it, that is how much I loved it. ^_^ The most hilarious part is how she grinds her teeth in her sleep. But the the sequel, Overbite was kind of a downer (I'm sure everybody who's read it agrees with me on this). Especially since I stayed up again to finish it. :( It wasn't that bad. It was just an okay ending to a great start. I'm not even sure if it was an ending or not, which really disturbs the nerd in me. I read some place that Meg Cabot's combining Mediator and Insatiable 3 in a single book. But I guess it's just a rumor.

If you are new to paranormal, you should defintely read these two. They were light and hilarious. And ofcourse, the presence of one of Meg Cabot's heroines. But there were some scary parts, like the hellmouth in New Jersey. It was creepy.

Next we have Meg Cabot's take on the underworld, Abandon. It's based on the story of greek god and ruler of the underworld, Hades and Persephone, daughter of  Zeus. It starts really messed up and you won't understand some parts. But things start clearing up after a while and you get hooked. The heroine, Pierce, is proclaimed crazy and weird and the hero, John, is a 'wild thing'. He's from the underworld. Oh and he has silver eyes ^_^. Anyway, I'd really be killing the story if I reveal anything more. All I can say is that it's really a must-read for the girlies who like paranormal genre.

In the sequel, Underworld, the hero takes his heroine to the underworld with him. Now this was the part i've been waiting for since I started the first book. So I really enjoyed the sequel. It was really funny. Especially, the heroine's concerns regarding the demon baby. But the ending gets a bit weird.

The third book, Awaken, was all kinds of weird. However, the ending was good and happy, that's all that matters right? Pierce's dad even thinks of making money out of underworld. Sadly, there's no news of another book in the series. :( There were whole 2 worlds in this book and they ended in the third book so I was kinda sad for a while. Im really hoping Meg Cabot's coming up with a fourth one. Pierce and John's world has ended for now.

Some quotes from the Abandon trilogy

“I had no idea,” he said, with a dry smile, “that you were so bloodthirsty, Pierce. Should we try to find you one of those pirate costumes?” Awaken

“So you drowned to death,” I said softly. “Like me. That’s another thing we have in common.." Underworld

“She learned,” Mr. Liu said, taking a menacing step forward, “that boys who smart off to ladies often get slapped.” Underworld

“How was I supposed to act?” he asked. “You kept doing things like throw tea in my face.” Abandon

I didn’t have a Facebook or Twitter page or blog or anything like that. I had enough people following me in real life. Abandon

I loved how Meg Cabot uses real myths, names and facts in these 5 books and then she mentions them in the end. It makes you wanna know more about those myths.

So, this was my intro for all the non-paranormal readers. I started reading the series 'Revenants' by Amy Plum. Will be reviewing it soon once im done.

Byesies.

JayBee

Monday, 13 May 2013

How To Make Flowers #2



Hello my reader! How's it hangin'? Yup, here it is. The second design in the series. Simple as hell. The thing I love about this technique is that the flowers look like stickers 'cause they're so 3D. And yeah I love the compliments too. ^_^


Stuff I Used


You just need some nail colors, a toothpick and a bobby pin.


What To Do





1. Apply the base color.
2. Put 5 dots in a circle using the bobby pin. Wait a 'lil (around 15 seconds.)
3. Put the toothpick in the middle of a dot and drag towards the centre.
4. Do step 4 on all finger nails.
5. Fill in the middle with another color. Apply a top coat.

Hoping you got it and will try it. Do gimme your feedback.

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Byesies and take care
Love,
JayBee.

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Half Hearts



Hey. How's it going? :)


So, here's another picture tutorial. Hope you find it helpful. It's a lil' twist on the regular hearts. Don't forget to have fun with it :)

The right



The left


Fill it up


add a top coat and you're done!

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Byesies and take care
Love,
JayBee.




Saturday, 23 March 2013

How-to: Simple Flowers (Part 1)

Heyy :)

This is a really basic post for the beginners out there. I'll be doing a series. Hope you find it helpful.


What You Need:


  1. Some nail colors that go well together and show up on eachother (like black and white or pink and red, etc)
  2. Bobby pin (or dotting tool, if you have one)
  3. A toothpick

Let's Get Started!


Using the brush of your nail color, make four or five dots in a circle. Make sure their is some space between them, or they might end up looking like a mess. This step is suitable if you want big flowers.

If you want a tiny and neat looking flower, use a bobby pin or dotting tool. Just drop some nail color on a page, dip the rounded part of the bobby pin and then touch it on your nail.


Fill up the center parts of the flowers. See the difference between the two?


Use different color combinations and flower sizes. Finish up the design by applying a top coat.

From My Instagram




So, this is it for now. Really hoping you liked it. Please leave some comments.

Byesies and take care ^_^
Love,
JayBee.





Wednesday, 13 March 2013

l.o.v.e nails



Hello. ^_^ I wanna share this design with you today.


What I Used



How I Did It





From my instagram



Comments please.

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Byesies and take care ^_^
Love,
JayBee.


Sunday, 10 March 2013

Nails of the Day


Hello my lovely readers! :) I did this design in like 5 mins.


What I used


How I Did It


It's easy right? Just swipe across the color. It doesn't have to be perfect.

From My Instagram

 Hope you liked it. Do comment.

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Byesies and take care ^_^
Love,
JayBee.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Heart with Cartoon Eyes

Hello lovelies! :) I present to you my first picture nailart tutorial. Hope you like it. It's a simple design for beginners.

Colors I used

Black
White
Red
Light blue

Step 1:

Apply 2 or 3 coats of your favorite light or pale blue nail color, letting it dry between each coat.

Step 2:


Make a heart with red nail color on your ring finger and thumb. You don't have to have nail art brushes for this. Just use the brush of the nail color bottle. It's simply a fat V.

Step 3:


Make big white dots, again using the brush of the nailcolor bottle. Just dip it in the bottle and ever so slightly touch the heart. You need a gentle hand for this.

Step 4:


To complete the cartoon eyes, make very small black dots at he center of the white dots. You can do this using a dotting tool, the tip of a pen or a bobby pin. And voila!



Hope you liked it. Please do comment.

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Byesies and take care ^_^
Love,
JayBee.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Book I'm reading - Insatiable

Hello my readers :) Hope you're doing good.

I wanted to share with you this book that I'm currently reading. It's by Meg Cabot, the very famous writer of The Princess Diaries, entitled 'Insatiable'. 

Insatiable by Meg Cabot


It's about vampires (goody). But it's actually good. I'm not one of those who are going gaga over the ever so clich├ęd 'Twilight' series because I don't get why they have to drag everything. And what's with the angry werewolf taking his shirt off? Anyway, Insatiable (so far) focuses on the reality and monstrosity of vampires. 

If you've read other novels of Meg Cabot, you would know about the lead girl. Yes, Insatiable too has that typical, cutesie and messed up lead girl, in whose life nothing is going according to plan. Her name's Meena and she works as a writer for a tv show called Insatiable. And, she can predict how a person will die just by looking at them. She's psychic and she hates it. 

Then there is the handsome vampire. Lucien. He is actually prince of Romania and a professor of European history there. He is tall with dark hair, so he is automatically pictured in my head as someone like Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries (ah, Damon <3). He is like the leader of a certain vampire family and they all refer to him as 'The Prince'. He tries to keep the vampires under the radar, but somebody lately has been messing with that.

Lastly, the vampire slayer, Alaric. Yes it's odd that the author used the same name as that in The Vampire Diaries. He makes the story witty and funny by his sarcastic comments on vampires and who they really are as opposed to what people, mainly youngsters, think of them as. So his parts in the novel are amusing to me.

I'm on chapter 21 now and I cannot wait to read how The Prince and Meena will officially meet. I'm a fan of Meg Cabot and I'm liking the book so far. You should definitely read it if you're into romantic comedies and a lil' drama and action and messed up life of a girl.

I'd love to hear your favourites by Meg Cabot. Please comment.

Byesies and take care ^_^

Monday, 25 February 2013

Nails of the Day - Teal and Coral

Hello people! ^_^ This is going to be (finally) the first ever post to my blog and I am super excited! Yayy! :D I hope it turns out good.

I'm going to share with you the nail art I'm wearing today. Its a cute yet simple design that you can make easily and fast in the morning while getting ready for school or college. I have used two of my (and I'm sure everybody's) favourite colours, teal and coral.

Yes. Teal. How much we love thee.

You too coral :3

What I used



Final Design



 
Hope you liked it. Please do comment.

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Byesies and take care ^_^
Love,
JayBee.




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