Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Lovely Leopard NOTW

Hey beauties!
This weekend I actually got creative with my nails. I used one of my polishes that I won from a giveaway from Holly (hollyand polish.blogspot.com) to get this look. First off I used China Glaze's Swing Baby then I applied L.A. Colors Sassy Sparkle to give the nails some glitter. After that I drew on some cheetah spots and then finished with Sally Hansen's Top Coat.
And here's how they turned out!

How are you wearing your nails this week?

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Getting The Perfect Tease

Hey Ladies!

Sorry for the lack of posts this week, I've just been caught up with working and having to get things done before school starts up again.
Today I have a video that I posted to youtube the other day about how I tease my hair. If you follow me on twitter (@simplychicxox) then you may have already seen this video, but if not here it is! :)


(as I filmed this I never realized that my camera was not set up right, but you still get the idea!)

I know everyone has their own ways of teasing their hair, so this is my way. I hope it helps some of you out!

(This is a older pic)

Hope you enjoyed this post!
Do you tease your hair regularly??

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

NOTW: Sparkles at Night

Hi ladies!
I have my nail of the week here for you! When I first did my nails I didn't really like them, but the more and more that I look at them, the more I like them! Tell me what you girls think :)

You can't tell the how sparkly they actually are, but my nails are quite sparkly!

And these are the two polishes I used to create this look. I first applied the Wet n' Wild color, then used the L.A. Colors Sparkles over top!

Monday, 20 February 2012

And The Winner Is...

Hi Ladies!
I have randomly selected the winner of my giveaway and the winner is GeekChic21 from http://makeup411always.blogspot.com !

I have emailed the winner, congratulations!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered! If you didn't win, dont worry! There will be more giveaways soon!

Sunday, 19 February 2012

My Hair Routine!

Hey loves!
First off I would like to thank all my followers! I just recently hit 155 followers, which made me really happy. So thank you so much!

I got a request for my hair care routine, and realized that I have not done a post on this since the summer! To check that one out, click here. So here is my updated routine! :)

First off, Some basic info about my hair routine: I don't wash my hair everyday, I wash it every other day. As many of you probably already know, it is very unhealthy to wash your hair everyday. It strips your hair of the natural oils it needs to grow and be healthy. I also rarely put heat on it. So that means I will either wear my hair natural, in some type of no-heat up-do, or French Braid it and wear it wavy. 
The shampoo and conditioner are not high end, but they work for me!

Here I have Suave Naturals shampoo, AG Cosmetics Therapy Conditioner, and L'Oreal Feria Conditioner. I switch up my shampoos and conditioners a lot, so they will always be changing!

 I also use John Frieda Sheer Tone-Restoring (purple) Shampoo and Blonde Highlight Activating Shampoo. Haha, Yes I do use a lot of shampoo. Once I am out of the shower, I let my hair towel dry, lightly comb through it, then I spray John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Lightening Spray all over my head. I use a wide tooth comb to spread the spray throughout my hair. I just have to add that this spray actually works! When I first bought it I was a bit skeptical about this product, but it has actually lightened my hair, and my roots too! I definitely recommend this to any blondes out there :)
The heat protector that I usually use is Got 2b Crazy Sleek Flat Iron & Blow Dry Lotion. This heat protector has a thick consistency, which I like because I find that it will protect my hair more. Lately I haven't been doing this a lot, mainly because I haven't had time, but I do deep condition my hair. When I do I use Garnier Fructis Deep Repair Mask. With this mask it says to leave it on for 1 minute, but I usually like leaving it on for more than just 1 minute, but thats just me :)
I never used to blow dry my hair, but for the Lightening Spray, it says that results are better when you blow dry your hair, so lately that's what I've been doing after I wash my hair. I use the Conair Fuse hairdryer, which is not highend, but it gets the job done! The times when I flat iron my hair, I use a Remington flat iron, but I forget if it has a name or not. If you watch my V-Day Hair tutorial video, there will be a picture of it in the video.

I hope this post was helpful! Let me know if you have tried any of these products, or if you want a review on any of them!

If you have a request, just comment below or send me a tweet! (@simplychicxox)

Stay Beautiful!

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Ariel's Luxebox Giveaway!

Ariel from chiclookxo.com is having a great giveaway! She is giving away a Luxebox! Check out this link for more info and to enter! http://www.chiclookxo.com/2012/02/luxe-box-giveaway.html

xox, Maria

Thursday, 16 February 2012

11 Question Tag!

Hii Ladies!
I was tagged by Chloe and Ariel from http://www.thebeautycorner.co.uk/ and chiclookxo.com to do this tag. Alot of girls have been doing this tag lately, so now it's my turn!

The rules

- Each person must post 11 things about themselves on their blog
- Choose eleven people to tag and link them on the post
- Go to their page and tell them
- No tag backs

Eleven things about me

- My #1 obsession is fashion, beauty, and nails!
- I recently started taking art again, which I am super exicted about
- I live in Canada, and actually like the snow! (hint: snow, not cold temperatures haha)
I Have made so many new friends over blogging, and I feel like they are now really good friends of mine! :)
- My favourite colour is purple or pink!
- I am into sports, including track, which I love so much!
- I'm currently in grade 12, and planning on going either too University or Beauty school in the fall.

- I am obsessed with twitter! - no lie.. its ridiculous haha (follow me! @simplychicxox )
- I have been a vegitarian for about a year now!
- I got the iPhone 4s a few weeks ago and I am loving it! (which helps me tweet alot ;) lol)
- My favorite thing to do is listen to music and be on my laptop :)


- What is your favourite makeup brand?
This one is hard, I would have to say Maybelline or Covergirl for low end, and Sephora or MAC for high end

- High street or designer clothes?
I like both! I would love to always buy designer but they are expensive. I think highstreet is definitely the more practical oand affordable option.

- What is your favourite movie?
Just Go With It - soooo funny! or The Last Song, Black Swan, or any of the newer Bring It On's!

- Where do you buy the majority of your clothes from?
Mainly Stitches / Urban Planet. We dont have amazing stores where I live, which kind of sucks.
- What is your makeup essential?
Eyeliner/ Mascara and Bronzer!

- You are stuck on an Island what do you bring with you?
Ooooh not sure!

- What is your wardrobe staple?
Tanks and Lululemon Pants ;p

- How do you organise you makeup?
I keep my everyday stuff in a make up bag on my counter and stuff that I dont use on a regular basis in some drawers

- Quiet village or buzzing city?
Definitely the city!

- Do you buy fashion magazines? If so what is your favourite?
Yes. I like Seventeen ( not really fashion haha) also Lou Lou and vouge :)

Continuing the tag
Jenn imperfection-isbeauty.blogspot.com
Hannah http://life-sparkles.blogspot.com/
Alona http://sassybeauty-by-alona.blogspot.com/
Barby http://firstblueshoes.blogspot.com/
Dani http://foxyladybeauty.blogspot.com/
Gazzy http://missbeautylicious101.blogspot.com/

Hope you enjoyed!

Monday, 13 February 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hey ladies!
Well tomorrow is Valentine's Day! I think it is the only day where you can pull out all your pink and red clothes and not be scared to wear them! It is also the one day of the year where you can tell that special someone how much you love them :)
Today I have the nail art here that I did for this years VDay! They are super girly, but I love them :)


I plan on wearing my makeup pretty simple but yet still make it girly for VDay :)

What are your plans for VDay this year?

I hope each and everyone of you has a wonderful day! And I want to thank each and everyone of you for your support and wonderful comments! Thanks for all your love and I send it all right back! :)

LOTS of love:) 

p.s. Make sure to enter my giveaway if you haven't already! http://simplychicxox.blogspot.com/2012/02/giveaway-time.html

Thursday, 9 February 2012

LOVE Is For The Way You Look At Me ♡

Hey Beauties!

I got a tweet today from @SamreenSalim saying that I should do a blog post! So thats what I decided to do. From the title, this is another look leading up to Valentine's Day!

To get this look, I used a variety of pink and purple colors fom my e.l.f. 100 Eyeshadow Palette (For the Review of this palette, click here.) I started off with a gold/silver color in my inner corners, then took some pinks and purples, mixed them together and applied them to the center of my lids. On my outter-V, I mixed some dark pink with a soft black. Tip! To get very sharp lines on the outter part of your lid, use a clear tape, stick it onto your eye where you want your shadow to stop, and start applying your shadow. When you are done, peel the tape off and you will get a nice line of shadow :)
Once I was done with the shadows, I applied by usual routine of Annabelle Eyeliner, and Maybelline New York Mascara. And thats it! Super simple :)

How are you planning on wearing you makeup for Valentine's Day?

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Getting Ready for V-Day Nails!

Hiii Loves!
I can't believe Valentine's Day is in a week! Do you know who your Valentine is going to be this year?? And if you don't have one, dont sweat it! Valentine's is not the only day of the year where you have to be all mushy, there are 364 more days of the year to do that ;) haha.

Today I have for you some nail art that I did to get ready for Valentine's. I tried to do my nails like this picture, however they didn't turn out quite the same.


Here is how mine turned out:

They arn't as good as I hoped they would be, but I'm not going to complain since I did get alot of compliments on them :)

Are you ready for V-Day yet!? Got a special someone who is going to be your Valentine??

(If you want to know any of the nail polish brands or colors just ask and I'll let ya know :))

Stay Beautiful,

P.s. Make sure you enter my giveaway! :) http://simplychicxox.blogspot.com/2012/02/giveaway-time.html

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Giveaway Time! *Closed*

Hey Girls!
So today I have decided to do my first giveaway!  I wanted to do a giveaway when I reached 100 followers but life got in the way, and I never got around to that. So this giveaway is a combination of hitting 100 followers and having this blog for 6 months! I can’t believe it’s already been that long!  I am so thankful for all of you who are reading my blog and commenting, it truly makes my day! :)

There will be one winner, and the prize will be a NYC Moisturizing Lipstick, a Joe Fresh Eyeshadow, and a Joe Fresh Small Eyeshadow Brush! (I was not paid to do this giveaway, all products I bought myself.)

So the rules are as follows: 

*YOU MUST BE A PUBLIC FOLLOWER OF THIS BLOG (simplychicxox.blogspot.com), I will check.

You can have a total of 5 entries!:
  • Being a public follower of this blog (one entry)
  • Following me on Twitter @simplychicxox (one extra entry)
  •  Tweeting about this giveaway and mentioning me so I can see it! (one extra entry)
  • Posting about this giveaway on your blog (one extra entry)
  • Adding this giveaway to your sidebar (one extra entry)
Therefore, a complete entry should look like this:

GFC (please also leave your email address so I will be able to contact you)
I am a public follower of this blog.
I follow @simplychicxox on Twitter as (twitter name)
I tweeted about this giveaway mentioning you, (or link)
I posted about this giveaway on my blog, (blog link)
I posted this giveaway in sidebar (blog link)

This giveaway will end February 19th 2012 at midnight CDN time. This giveaway IS international and the winner will be picked at random. 

Good luck to everyone!!

Friday, 3 February 2012

Valentine's Day Hair!

Hey Girls!
Valentine's Day is just around the corner and this is the time to get all mushy with the people that we love! I thought of a cute hair style that some of you may want to wear on Valentine's Day! I uploaded the tutorial onto my youtube channel so make sure to check it out and subscribe! :)

What do you think of it??

& Here's the tutorial! Emjoy :)

Stay Beautiful xo,

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

January Favorites!

Hey girlies!
I can't believe its the time of the month to do favorites again! Time is just flying by so fast! Last month I didnt do favorites because I kept using the same products, but this month I do have some favorites that I will share with you :)

So lets get right to it!

E.L.F. Blush Stick in Pink Lemonade

This is a great blush! I loved using this because just a powder blush doesnt show up as good on my skin tone. This blush has a creamy-like texture and is easy to apply. It is also very pigmented!

E.L.F Pigment Shadow: Golden Goddess

I love this shadow so much! It is such a pretty gold color (even though it doesnt look very gold here). The shadow is very pigmented and is very easy to apply! And is nice and shimmery :)

Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush in Rose Petal

This is another blush that I am loving. It is not as bright as the E.L.F blush, but I love it because it has a nice sparkly undertone to it. Since it is a mousse it is very easy to apply!

EOS Lip Balm in Summer Fruit
I didnt post a picture of this lip balm, but I am in love with this lip balm soo much! I got this from a friend not too long ago, and fell in love with it after the first use! It makes your lips so soft, and has a wonderful scent to it! One of my favorite lip balms to date :)

John Frieda Tone Restoring Shampoo and Lightening Spray

I have been using this purple shapoo for sometime now to keep my hair as blonde as possible as not go brassy. This does keep the brassiness out of my hair for the most part. I am satisfied this this shampoo but I do wish it would work a bit better. So when I heard that John Frieda made lightening spray I really wanted to try it becuase everyone said it worked really well. And it does! I am very happy with the spray, it lightened the brassy parts of my hair and made my whole head lighter! It has also been making my roots lighter too, which is a plus! :)

NYC Liquid Eyeliner

I have posted this eyeliner as one of my favorites before, and I am still loving it! This is a cheap eyeliner but I find that it works soo good for me! It stays on all day and is easy to apply. I have been loving this, and I will keep on loving it for some time :)

Also with this picture you can see my nail art for this week :)

And thats it! What were your favorites this month??

Stay Beautiful!