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New Basics

New Basics

It’s hard to keep up with all the beauty products that infiltrate the market. I have my usual beauty go-to’s (Tarte Primer, Bobbi Brown Eye Concealer, Dior Bronzer etc.), but once in a while I come across new products that completely blow my mind… Revlon/Marchesa Nail Appliques SO…I haven’t actually tried these yet, BUT, I...
Prepping for Summer

Prepping for Summer

We are finally in the hot weather zone which means it’s time to start losing some layers (layers of clothes…but I guess body layers work too lol) and start trying out some new beauty products! It sucks when it gets beautiful overnight and all of a sudden you’re rushing to figure out how to minimize...
Courtne's Everyday Makeup Look

Courtne’s Everyday Makeup Look

A makeup/beauty video has been long overdue… Many of you ask me what products I have been using or how I do my everyday makeup, so I decided to sit my ass down and finally tape it. I am always open to trying new makeup products, so this tutorial will let you know which products...
Favorite Lacquer Looks

Favorite Lacquer Looks

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I thought it would be fun to compile some of my favorite manicures I’ve worn throughout the year. A lot of these colors weren’t released in 2012 (they are all from various collections and brands released over the years), but, they are colors I really enjoyed wearing...
Essie Winter 2012

Essie Winter 2012

I love receiving packages in the mail…but when I checked the mail yesterday, I was overjoyed to find a package from one my absolute faves, Essie! I was sent over the Winter 2012 Collection which will look great with my Fall ensembles. I will upload pictures here of the shades as I wear them in...
Shmink's Summer Staples

Shmink’s Summer Staples

I’m so excited that summer is (almost) here! The only thing I really care about is being a nice shade of golden brown ā€” the accessory that complements every outfit. Here are a few of my favorite summer beauty products I’ve worn during previous summers, and plan to wear again this summer! 1. Nars Body...
Cheeky Monkey

Cheeky Monkey

I’m certainly not the type of girl to turn down the opportunity to test out a new lacquer. I was sent an assortment of lovely polishes from Cheeky Monkey Cosmetics, and of course I went into immediate cardiac arrest upon opening the package. My fun gift consisted of four polishes and a cuticle oil ā€“...
Iron Out The Kinks

Iron Out The Kinks

I actually HATE doing my hair and anything pertaining to hair…it’s that thing I wish I didn’t have to worry about. I’ve noticed a lot of general e-mails and comments about my hair, so I thought I would share what products I use. I wouldn’t say they’re all my favorite tools or products (I’m in...
Stay in Line

Stay in Line

I might have a steady hand when it comes to my nails, but it’s a whole other ball game with my eyes. For years I used MAC’s cream Fluidline Eyeliner in “Waveline” (which I adore), then took a break and played around with liquid liners (which I suck at applying). A few weeks ago, I...
Courtne's Perfect Mani

Courtne’s Perfect Mani

The day has finally come. After countless e-mails, comments, tweets etc. I have finally decided to create a video on how I do my nails! I was actually so excited to put this together, so I hope you ladies enjoy it. My collection is currently at 105 bottles consisting of; 42 Essie, 34 OPI, 8...
New Hues

New Hues

I always find a way to bring it back to polish. You may have seen these little bottles of polish at a Sephora near you, but I was excited to learn that “nails inc” is actually a brand from the UK. While browsing at House of Fraser in London, I came across their own polish...
Spring Treats

Spring Treats

1. Nars Tinted Moisturizer in “Seychelles” 2. Dior Addict Ultra Gloss in “Pink Veil” 3. Tarte Clay Blush in “Frisky” 4. Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion in “Original” This Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion is something I’ve been wanting to test out for a long time. There have been many occasions where I’ve walked into...
Nail Ritual & Giveaway *Winner Updated*

Nail Ritual & Giveaway *Winner Updated*

I felt it was time for another post on nails and polish (my first nail post “Lesson in Lacquer” can be found Here). I tend to get professional manicures every two weeks, but in between I try to keep my nails looking great by shaping and doing regular polish changes myself. Here are some of...
Mane Chick

Mane Chick

Wavy to straight, light to dark, short to long – I change my hair so often that Iā€™m surprised I have any left on my head. When it comes to my hair I get bored pretty quickly, and I’m always looking to try something new. For as long as I can remember, I have been...
Bare Necessities

Bare Necessities

I have quite an extensive makeup collection, and I wanted to share some of the makeup items I use most often. Being the girly girl that I am, I can’t help but love playing with makeup (almost as much as I love playing dress up). I don’t use all of these products on a daily...
Clear Complexion

Clear Complexion

The Dior DiorSkin Nude Gel Foundation has taken the “Favorite Foundation” crown (take a seat Make Up For Ever HD). This is the first foundation I have used to the last drop – or in this case, last wipe. The downside to this foundation – it’s only available in 6 shades. I wear Dark Beige...
Product Praise :: 2

Product Praise :: 2

Here are a few new products I recently picked up! Sephora Pro Lesson Palette: Brown Eyes The “smoky eye look” is something I have been working on perfecting for YEARS. When I saw this set at Sephora the other day, I figured it would be worth a try. They also have palettes for green, smoky,...
Soho in South Africa

Soho in South Africa

It’s of no help that one of my favorite nail salons is located across the world in Johannesburg, South Africa. Over the weekend I checked out the Soho NYC Salon which opened only two weeks ago in Sandton City Mall, and my experience was so amazing that I went back twice! Audrey was my manicurist...