Sparkly Sunset Mani

This photo doesn’t do justice to how amazingly sparkly this mani is in the sunlight. I did a sponge ombre using Zoya  and Zoya Mimi. Love i!

Sparkly Sunset Mani

I picked up both polishes from the clearance aisle in Ulta for $5 each. No idea why they’re one clearance – they are amazing!

Essie Neon 2013 Collection

Essie just announced their summer 2013 collection – Neons!  Part of me is like neons are so last summer, and part of me is like OMG I want them all!  I’ll be interested in seeing these in person since they seem like they are a lot less bright then other neons I’ve seen.  I’m very keen to get my hands on DJ Play That Song and Saturday Night Fever.

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Mini Mac Haul

Last weekend while my friend Leslie was visiting, we hit up the Portland MAC store over on NW 23rd. I needed to replace my Blot powder and I had 6 MAC containers to Back to MAC so a peachy lipstick was on my list.

Here’s my little MAC haul:

Mini Mac Haul

I ended up with Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, concealer and my free lipstick in Vegas Volt. Leslie bought 2 lipsticks. Ruby Woo and a nudish shade. I was very happy about the service, which in my experience is very hit or miss.  I was wearing jeans and a hoodie and no makeup and still got helped right away.

The saleswoman pulled out about 10 lipsticks for me to try before I found what I was looking for. It’s maybe a bit more orange than I was looking for, but I think what I saw in my head wasn’t what really worked for me. I’m very happy with my purchases.

Eurovision Armenia Nails

A couple of weeks ago I went to Europe. The main goal was to meet up with my friends Lucie and Alex in Malmo, Sweden for EUROVISION! If you don’t know what this is..think of a super campy American Idol where each country sends one participant. Back in the day ABBA and Celine Dion have competed in Eurovision.

I’m half Armenian so I had to support my boys, The Dorians. Here are my Armenian Flag nails. I did these in my hotel room with limited supplies, so they aren’t quite as good as my normal manis but I still love them.

Eurovision Armenia Nails

Here is me and my nails cheering on The Dorians at the Eurovision finals. So glad they actually got to the finals. I thought they were pretty good but not the right kind of music to win Eurovision.

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pretty sure I was the only Armenia fan in all of Malmo.