Monday, May 27, 2013

Instagram

Wow... I feel weird typing in here as it's been over a year since my last post! I'm not sure if I'll get around to swatching again anytime soon but I wanted to link everyone to my Instagram. I regularly post NOTD pics (as well as FOTDs for work, etc) on there... so if anyone is interested in following me, please do so! Hope all of my followers are doing well and I look forward to seeing you all on Instagram soon! http://instagram.com/lextard Take care!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Tattoos

I felt inspired today to take pictures of my tattoos. I've had questions before either on here or my Flickr about them/wanting to see them, so here you go!

All tattoos were done at Liberty Tattoos in Libertyville, IL. All were done by Dave, minus the liver cancer ribbon which was done by Seth.

If you guys have any questions that I didn't address in this post, please let me know!

#1. Poochie with a butterfly. This was the first tattoo I got for my 18th birthday. My dad had died two years earlier and I wanted to get my first tattoo about him. Ever since the day I was born he called me Poochie. Very rarely did he call me Alexa or Alex as my family calls me. Since he died, I really don't think I've been referred to as that, so I wanted to get Poochie to remind me of him. I got the butterfly just for what they mean with transformation and rebirth. This is on my left inner wrist.

#2/5. Rose, Narcissus & Aster. The rose came first of the three. I got a rose simply because my middle name is Rose and they've always been my favorite flower. I love how beautiful they are and the scent of them is quite possibly the best smell in the world! The Narcissus and Aster flowers came a few years after the Rose. The Narcissus is the birth flower for December, my dad's birth month and the Aster is the first flower for my mom's, September. I do plan on getting this added on to again for my birthday this year in March.

#3. 12.2.43 Liver Cancer Ribbon. This one is on my inner right wrist. Simple enough, my dad's birthday was December 2, 1943 and he died of liver cancer. A yellow ribbon not only stands for "support our troops" but plenty of other causes including liver cancer and disease.

#4. Beatrice the owl. Okay I'll admit it, I have a serious obsession with owls (and flowers). Especially vintage/cartoon owls. I had been itching to get a new tattoo one summer and decided to just go for it. I collect anything with owls on them, why not a tattoo? ;) I brought in a few pictures of owls that I found online to Dave and he mixed together different parts of each one that I loved and drew this up. She's obviously a very girly girl like me, look at the flower in her hair! I named her Beatrice, Bea for short.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

French?

Do I have any French reading followers out there?? My friend Kristelle started up a blog and I would love for those of you who can read french (or those who don't and want to see her pretty face!) to go and follow her. I've known this girl for years and her makeup is perfection.

http://www.crystalcandymakeup.blogspot.com/

Please go and follow her!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

6 Random Swatches

This is the final post in my swatching spam and it contains all of the misc. colors that were left out in the other posts. Enjoy!

Revlon Top Speed - Mistletoe
Revlon Top Speed - Mistletoe
2 coats, no top coat

China Glaze - It's Alive
China Glaze - It's Alive
2 coats, no top coat

Loreal - Owl's Night
Loreal - Owl's Night
2 coats, no top coat

Estee Lauder - Metallic Sage
Estee Lauder - Metallic Sage
2 coats, no top coat

Essie - Bobbing For Baubles
Essie - Bobbing For Baubles
2 coats, no top coat

Hard Candy - Mushroom
Hard Candy - Mushroom
2 coats, no top coat

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Pixel

So while browsing the aisles at Ulta a while back, this new brand called Pixel drew me in. All the cute bottles and colors... and the price was right. How could I go wrong? Ugh, I did. Don't get suckered in you guys! I swatched these when I got home and they immediately went into my "give away" drawer. The two colors I got were super sheer and nothing special, (not to mention the names are annoying as hell). Buy at your own risk!

Oh Wee!!
Pixel - Oh Wee!!
3 coats, no top coat

Oh Golly Gee!!
Pixel - Oh Golly Gee!!
3 coats, no top coat

Monday, January 2, 2012

Orly "Holiday Soiree" Collection

I only have two of the colors from the Orly "Holiday Soiree" collection... simply because these two were the only ones that really caught my eye. Enjoy!

Oui
Orly - Oui
2 coats, no top coat

Androgynie
Orly - Androgynie
2 coats, no top coat

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Sephora by OPI "Garden Of Good And Evil" Collection

Happy New Year!! What better way to kick off the New Year than with 7 swatches from one of my favorite collections that Sephora by OPI put out last year called the "Garden Of Good And Evil"? Enjoy!

Frankly, I Don't Give A-dam
Sephora by OPI - Frankly, I Don't Give A-dam
2 coats, no top coat

Sin-cerely Violet
Sephora by OPI - Sin-cerely Violet
2 coats, no top coat

What's Your Poison?
Sephora by OPI - What's Your Poison?
2 coats, no top coat

Eve-y On The Eyes
Sephora by OPI - Eve-y On The Eyes
2 coats, no top coat

Designer Fig Leaf
Sephora by OPI - Designer Fig Leaf
2 coats, no top coat

My Personal Serpent
 Sephora by OPI - My Personal Serpent
2 coats, no top coat

Tempted By Teal
Sephora by OPI - Tempted By Teal
2 coats, no top coat