Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year! My 2012 Resolutions!


Happy New Year!!!!! I wish you all a wonderful new year filled with love, happiness, adventure, family, health, knowledge, and success! I wanted to share my resolutions with you for the sake of sharing (let me know what your 2012 resolutions are?) and so I can glance back at this post throughout the year! I always make a huge list of resolutions which I never end up sticking to, so this year I decided to make a short list of things I truly want to accomplish and that are achievable!

Resolution 1: Exercise and eat healthy on a regular basis! For the past 4 months I have been jogging and doing my Jillian Michaels exercise DVDs. In 2012 I want to keep up and build upon my routine, try new types of exercise, and to eat healthy 90% of the time!

Resolution 2: Upload and Blog more! My dream is for my YT channel and blog to grow and become successful. I want to put out amazing videos and blog posts for you guys to enjoy consistently throughout the entire year ( and hopefully 2013 etc...)

Resolution 3: No Regrets: I want to live life without regretting my decisions, looking back at the past, and worrying about the future. I want to live life to the fullest without no regrets, I want to put myself out in the world without worrying about what others think of me, to be confident, to be my own person, and to be happy with myself at the end of the day! I want to live by one of my favorite quotes: " Dream as if you have forever, Live as if you only have today!"

I would love it if you guys can share your 2012 resolutions with me!

Have a happy & safe New Years! 2012 is our year =)

Thanks for being great & I'll see you next year!
XOXO-Angelika

Friday, December 30, 2011

Julep Nail Polish for $0.01!!! Amazing Deal!


Julep Maven is a monthly nail polish subscription service! For $19.99 per month you receive a personalized order that includes 2 Julep nail polishes (priced at $14.00 each) and nail care products (Each box has $40.00 worth of products)! All you need to do is take a style quiz so they can send you your perfect match. If you never ordered from Julep before, then jump on this deal NOW (only new subscribers can use the code)! Sign up, take the style quiz, and get your first box for a penny ($0.01) when you enter the code SHAREON! How insanely amazing is that! I just placed my order and can't wait to see my personalized nail polishes! After the $0.01 deal, if you no longer want to continue the subscription for the next month you can easily cancel with a no strings attached policy! Happy nail-polish shopping! 

More about Julep Maven:
"Being a Maven, gives you exclusive access to COLOR!  You get it first, and YOU decide how often you want to receive your beauty editor Sneak Peek Box. For just $19.99 a month, you'll receive over $40 worth of trendsetting polish colors and cutting-edge treatment products each month customized in a gift-able Sneak Peek Box. Each Sneak Peek Box features new, never before released colors and treatments FIRST to you, before anyone else. Your box also includes hits and cult favorites - the products we like to keep on the top of editors' minds
, 20% off all julep.com purchases, FREE shipping on ALL your purchases.Each box also comes with a surprise and delight element- something to look forward to!"
Click here for more info:  http://www.julep.com/mavens/benefits 

Let me know if you place a order =)
*Sadly this offer is only for the U.S

-Thank you Alisha (Macbby11) for sharing this deal with us: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4kr9qeMTcI&feature=g-u&context=G213955fFUAAAAAAADAA

Thanks for Reading, Watching, & Following!
XOXO-Angelika

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Countdown to Midnight! A New Year's Eve Makeup Tutorial!


Happy New Year! I can’t believe how fast 2011 flew by and that a new year will soon be upon us! To ring in the New Year, I filmed a glamorous yet playful makeup tutorial featuring a silver Smokey eye and hot pink lips! This is defiantly the look I will be rocking =) Check it out below and tell me what type of look you are going to be wearing as you countdown to midnight/2012!


Thanks for Reading, Watching & Following!
XOXO-Angelika

Monday, December 26, 2011

What I got for Christmas! Happy Holidays =)

Happy Holidays Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful time with your family, stuffed yourself with delicious food, and got everything you wished for! I love the Holiday season and I am so grateful to have such wonderful friends and family! I hope you all are healthy and happy! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I love Christmas, and I love Hauls, so... what better than to do a Christmas Haul! Watch it below:


I am in love, and so grateful for everything I received! 
Share what you got for Christmas with me in the comment section!

Give me the best present by following this blog, and subscribing to my YT channel!

Thanks for Reading, Watching, & Following
XOXO-Angelika

Friday, December 23, 2011

8 Hair Myths - Debunked!


Hey Guys, so I came across this interesting article a few days back and thought I would share it with you! It discusses and explains 8 hair "myths". It was funny to read because I always believed and to some extent I still do (old habits die hard!) most of these "myths". I feel as if most people believe in hair facts such as "cutting will make it grow faster" and to "change up your shampoo and conditioner to get great results" because everyone claims (word pressure?) that it's the truth without any scientific proof.

Read the article: http://shine.yahoo.com/fashion/8-hair-myths-debunked-2559760.html
& let me know what you think of these hair myths! + how many did you believe? & if your views changed after reading this article!

I believed that:
-Using Olive Oil to deep condition my hair.
-To change up your shampoo and conditioner to get great results.
-Cutting your hair will make it grow faster.
-You can't dye your hair when pregnant.
-Nothing will change the natural texture of your hair.

To some extent my views have not changed after reading this article, it's great to read different opinions, but these "beauty hair rules" are in a way ingrained in me after hearing them so many times and believing them!

Thanks for Reading, Watching, & Following!
XOXO-Angelika

Thursday, December 22, 2011

NYC Christmas Wonderland! Christmas In NYC

Christmas is defiantly my favorite time of the year! I love the holiday spirit, the decorations, spending time with loved ones, Christmas songs, festive drinks, the cold air, presents, and so much more. I love the holiday season and I wanted to film and share some of the festive things NYC has to offer: from the Rockefeller Christmas tree, to the gorgeous window displays!



Watch the video linked below to get in a festive mood and to see:
-Before & After Rockeffeller Center Christmas Tree!
-Macy's Christmas Window Displays!
-Lord & Taylor Christmas Window Displays!
-Saks Fifth Avenue Christmas Window Displays!
-Barneys New York Lady Gaga Christmas Window Displays!
-5th Ave Christmas Decorations!
-Bryant Park (ice-skating, cute shopping, etc...)
- & much more!



Let me know what you think of the video and which site was your favorite!

Thanks for Reading, Watching, & Following!
XOXO-Angelika


DIY: Glitter Pine-cone Christmas Ornaments!

My favorite DIY project during the holiday season definitely has to be these adorable glitter pine-cone ornaments! I adore how they look on my Christmas tree, and I have been making them since I was in the 6th grade (time sure does fly by). Not only do they look adorable but they are super simple to make!



You will need:
-Pine-cones
-Glitter
-Tacky Glue, Glue Gun
-Beads
-Jingle Bells (optional)
-Ribbon, elastic, or pearl string (for the hook)

I filmed a step by step tutorial! Check it out if your interested:


Let me know what you think of this DIY, and if you try it out!

Thanks for Reading, Watching, & Following!
XOXO-Angelika

Monday, December 19, 2011

My Christmas Wishlist!

Hello Lovelies, I can't believe Christmas is a mere 5 days away! Where did the time go? Any-who... I thought today would be the perfect time to share my Christmas wishlist with you guys!

*Disclaimer: I do not expect to get all of these products if any (Santa brings what he thinks is perfect, and I love and appreciate everything I receive from the ones I love!) These are just the products that I have been eyeing.

Michael Kors Rose Gold Runway Watch!
   One word: Gorgeous!
Travalo!
  A sleek perfume atomizer is the perfect travel companion!
FleurDeForce Wrap Bracelet!
Image of *Limited Edition* Lapis Wrap Bracelet  Gorgeous! I love the stones and the chunkier feel!
HRH Collection Ombre Bracelet! 
Photo on 2011-08-08 at 13.32 #2   I love the mixed metals!
Naked 2
 What can I say? I love my neutrals!
Soleil Tan De Chanel
  The amazing reviews make me lust after this product!
Essie Luxeffects (Shine of the Time)
  A Gorgeous flakie polish would transform my collection!

Hope you enjoyed seeing my X-Mas wishlist! Share yours with me!

Thanks for Reading, Watching, & Following
XOXO-Angelika

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Nailed It! Orly Rage

Orly's Rage is quickly becoming one of my all time favorite nail polish colors! This lovely metallic rose gold shade looks stunning on the nails, and works year round. I feel as if it instantly adds glamour to my look, the finish is wonderful (the formula is a dream to work with), and the shade is neutral but grabs your attention. Ever since I got Rage it's all I want to wear! What are your thoughts on rose gold/ metallic nail polishes? I adore them!

Thanks for Reading, Watching, & Following!
XOXO-Angelika =)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Classic Holiday Makeup! + Cute & Easy Holiday Nail Tutorial!

When I think of the holiday season the colors that come to mind are green, gold, and red! Check out my Classic Holiday Makeup tutorial! + Cute & Easy Holiday Nail Design to see what I came up with! 

Classic Holiday Makeup!

Cute & Easy Holiday Nail Tutorial! 



Let me know what you think of these videos, and what your wearing this holiday season!

Thanks for Watching, Reading, & Following!
XOXO-Angelika

Monday, December 12, 2011

Fave Fall & Winter Nail Polish!

Hello Lovelies! Today I'm going to share my favorite fall and winter nail polishes! I am a nail polish addict, and I love changing things up but I have a few true favorites!

OPI Lincoln Park At Midnight!
A gorgeous deep plum with subtle shimmer, looks stunning on the nails! I can't get enough of this shade, and will love it for years to come! This shade is my definition of a perfect Fall color!

OPI Glove You So Much!
A perfect holiday shade! This deep red with subtle shimmer looks gorgeous and sexy on the nails! This is a perfect color to try if you love to wear classic reds but want something more festive!

Sally Hanson Xtreme Wear (Concrete)!
A beautiful purple-y grey shade is the shade I reach for when I don't want dark nails but something cold weather approved! This polish is in the same color family as Sephora by OPI MetroChic, OPI You don't Know Jacques, & Chanel Particuliere.
Essie Mint Candy Apple!
An unexpected color to throw into the mix, but I absolutely adore it! It may seem like a warmer season polish, and I wear it all year round, however I love it so much more during this time of year! I love this shade! It's a breath of fresh air =)

Orly Rage!
I only got this shade at the end of summer but I am heads over heels in love with it! Actually wearing it right now while I'm writing this blog =) It adds the perfect amount of glam to any look and is a perfect holiday party shade! I love the refined shimmer throughout the polish, and the rose gold color is divine!

I'm not saying I don't wear any other shade of polish during the Fall and Winter but these are my true loves!

Let me know what your Fave Winter & Fall Polishes are!

Thanks for Reading, Watching, & Following!
XOXO-Angelika

Monday, December 5, 2011

YouTube Made Me Do It!


Hey guys! Today's video is a TAG that was popular a long time ago! I was thinking about it the other day and thought it would be so much fun to film! Basically all you do is show the products that YouTube convinced you to buy/ products you were introduced to due to the videos you watched. To see what I bought because of YouTube click below =)


Let me know what YouTube made you buy!

Thanks for Reading, Watching, & Following!
XOXO-Angelika =)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

NAKED 2

Urban Decay just released the NAKED 2 palette! Being a lover of the original NAKED, I was excited to see the second edition. The NAKED 2 has 12 eye-shadows (3 being matte), I am happy they included a matte white highlight and black shade since they are so versatile and basic. NAKED 2 shadows are more taupe-y (Greige) and on the cool side, while the original NAKED has more warm, bronze-y shades (If you need to pick between the two, decide which undertones work best with your complexion.) I love the new packaging! The palette is a gold metal snap case (reminds me of a pencil case I used to have), with NAKED 2 embossed on the front. Once open it has a great large mirror (perfect for traveling) the shadows and a brush. The original NAKED comes with a double sided eyeliner (that was later switched to a shader brush) and a mini Primer Potion. I am happy to say that NAKED 2 comes with a double sided brush (a shader and a blending brush) + a mini lip-gloss (so happy they did not include the primer potion this time since I have a full + mini size!) The NAKED 2 is the perfect traveling companion (Shadows? (Check!) Brush? (Check!) Lip-Gloss? (Check!)) My only disappointment is the fact that one shade (half-baked) is duplicated and found in both palettes. If you love neutral shadows the NAKED palettes are perfect for you, the colors are amazing & the quality is top-notch! NAKED 2 retails for $50 (a great price since your getting 12 full sized shadows that normally cost $17 each) & just like I expected it's selling out like hot cakes! 5,000 palettes were In-Stock when Urban Decay launched it on their website and less than 10 hours later it's sold out =( If your interested in NAKED 2 grab it ASAP! The holidays are upon us and I know this would make a perfect present! NAKED 2 is definitely going on my wish list!

Swatches & Comparison:
 NAKED 2 (Top) NAKED (Bottom)
 NAKED (Top) NAKED 2 (Bottom)

*Pictures found online
-Swatches provided by Xsparkage

Want more reviews and pictures?


Let me know what you think of the NAKED 2? 

Thanks for Reading, Watching, & Following!
XOXO-Angelika

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

November Favorites! Fashion, Beauty, Hair, & More!

Today is the last day of November =( The time just passes by so fast. Good news is that December is here =) One of my favorite months due to the holidays! I love spending time with my family, singing Christmas songs, the good food, the snow, the holiday spirit, and the presents of course! I uploaded my November favorites today, I'll link the video below but here is the list of products I have been obsessed with:


-BLOGGING =)
-Carmex Healing Cream 
-Neutrogena Naturals Fresh cleansing + makeup remover
-Rimmel London Nail Polish (Midnight Blue)
-Essie Nail Polish (Topless & Barefoot)
-EOS lip Balm (Pink Sorbet)
-Lush Snow Globe Soap
-Wet n' Wild Vanity Palette
-Using eye-shadow as eyeliner
-GHD Gold Professional Styler
-Infinity Scarves
-Vampire Academy Series
-Selena Gomez "Hit the Lights"

Share your November obsessions with me!

Thanks for Reading, Watching, & Following!
XOXO-Angelika

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Coffee+Beauty! Unusual Uses for Coffee!

When I think of coffee, beverage & great body exfoliator come to mind. Until coming across this article I never knew how useful coffee can actually be! Here are my favorite's: 

1. Reduce Cellulite! "Pricey cellulite creams almost always have one major ingredient in common: caffeine, which supposedly enhances fat metabolism, reducing the appearance of these fatty pockets under the skin. To make your own coffee cellulite treatment at home, mix warm used coffee grounds with coconut oil and rub it onto your skin in circular motions for a few minutes before rinsing."

2. Get Shiny Hair! "Who doesn't want shiny, healthy-looking hair? Coffee is often recommended as a simple, natural treatment to make hair extra-glossy. Brew up an extra strong pot, let it cool and apply it to your dry, clean hair. Leave it on for at least twenty minutes, then rise. Keep it up once a week or so for best results."

3. Natural Dye! "The natural pigments in coffee make it a great natural dye for fabric, paper, Easter eggs - even your hair. Brush paper with strong brew and let it dry, or soak fabric items in hot coffee. The results won't be color-fast, and may bleed out onto other items, so it's best to use this on items that won't be washed very often if at all. Using coffee as a hair shine treatment, as previously mentioned, may temporarily lend a rich, dark tint to your hair."

4. Exfoliate Skin! The same properties that reportedly enable coffee to reduce the appearance of cellulite can smooth and tighten your skin, and the texture of ground coffee will buff away dead skin cells, too. Make your own coffee-based scrub by combining a tablespoon of coffee grounds with half a tablespoon of olive oil and, optionally, a drop of your favorite essential oil."

5. Pretty Vase Fillers! "Stale or dirty coffee beans are still a thing of beauty. Use them as vase fillers, or in cups or jars full of pens and pencils. Not only are they pretty, they continue to smell good for quite a while, too."


I will definitely be trying some of these out! What do you think of these coffee uses? Which is your favorite? 

Thanks for Reading, Watching & Following!
XOXO-Angelika


Monday, November 28, 2011

Disney Christmas Crafts!

Thanksgiving is over and my Christmas spirit is at full speed. Christmas is my favorite holiday and I definitely think the holiday season is the best time of the year. I came across these adorable Disney Christmas crafts and thought it would be fun to share my favorites with you. =) Perfect for any Disney fan!

Ariel Starfish Santas!
Ariel's Starfish Santas

How cute are these Starfish Santas inspired by Ariel!!! They are super fun and easy to make! I would use these as gift tags, or to write a holiday letter!
http://family.go.com/crafts/craft-812109-ariel-starfish-santas-t/










Mickey and Minnie Peppermint Swirl Cookies!
Mickey and Minnie Peppermint Swirl Cookies

I love this recipe idea! Not only would they taste delicious but they look so festive and adorable! These would be great cookies to leave for Santa, give to friends and family, or serve at a party! http://family.go.com/food/recipe-1031041-mickey-and-minnie-peppermint-swirl-cookies-t/








Minnie's Polka Dot Wreath!
Minnie's Polka-dot Wreath

This paper wreath is so cute and simple to make! A perfect craft to do with your family! It would look cute pinned just about anywhere.  http://family.go.com/crafts/craft-955676-minnies-polka-dot-wreath-t/









Let me know if you try any of these out and which is your favorite!

Want more Holiday Fun? Check out my DIY: Cute & Easy Holiday Gifts!
http://starryeyedglamour.blogspot.com/2011/11/diy-cute-easy-holiday-gifts.html

Thanks for Reading, Watching, & Following!
XOXO-Angelika =)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

My Winter Beauty Survival Guide!

Winter can be very harsh on your lips and skin. These are the products I love using, especially during the colder months.

Nivea A Kiss of Moisture!
This is my all time favorite chap-stick! I love everything about it, the scent is pleasant, the packaging is non fuss, and most importantly this moisturize's my lips like no other. After applying my lips are smooth, soft, and moisturized to perfection.

Soap and Glory Righteous Body Butter!
This is a recent discovery of mine but it quickly became a favorite and a staple in my routine. I love it when my skin feels moisturized and soft but I hate when it feels greasy and thick. This butter sinks right it, moisturizes amazingly, leaves my body smelling like Miss Dior Cherie and feeling velvety soft. It's perfect for the winter months.

Carmex Healing Cream!
Another recent discovery of mine, Carmex Healing Cream works wonderfully! Like I mentioned before I hate it when creams leave behind a greasy residue especially on hands since it makes doing anything after, a challenge and a pain. Carmex is the perfect hand cream, it's much thicker than a lotion so it's great for the colder weather, it leaves my hands perfectly moisturized, and it absorbs nicely.

What are your favorite Winter/colder weather beauty items that keep dry, flaky skin at bay?

Thanks for Reading, Watching, & Following!
XOXO-Angelika =)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Nailed It! Midnight Blue

This week I'm loving navy blue nails! Total opposite from my last Nailed It post. I adore dark nails especially in the fall and winter, I feel as if they complete my layered and bundled look. I love the contrast of the color against my skin and the rocker chic vibe that my nails exude. I am wearing Rimmel London Lasting Finish Pro nail polish in the shade Midnight Blue. The formulation is opaque and creamy, the brush is huge making the application easy, the navy color is gorgeous but the subtle hint of blue shimmer makes it perfect!


What is your favorite fall nail polish?

Thanks for Reading, Watching & Following!
XOXO-Angelika =)

Friday, November 25, 2011

NYC Black Friday Madness!


Hey Guys! Today was Black Friday and like many of you I took advantage of some amazing deals. I set my alarm clock for 4:00 am so I could start shopping ASAP (that's the earliest I'm willing to shop), and let's just say I am not a morning person so It wasn't easy waking up in the middle of the night but worth it in the end. My BFF Joanna and I met up at 34th St. Herald Square. The first place we went to was Macy's, no deals caught our attention so we moved on to 24th St. (5th Ave) I think this is the perfect spot to go shopping because the crowds are almost none existent (since everyone seems to go to the more popular shopping areas,) but it still has all the stores we were interested in which was perfect! We went to Gap, Express, H&M, Banana Republic, Zara, and Ann Taylor. Soon we found ourselves at 14th St. Union Square were we checked out American Eagle, and Sephora. I adore SoHo so it was the perfect area to end our Black Friday shopping extravaganza! We went to Urban Outfitters, TopShop, Forever21, Rite Aid, Bloomingdale's, Sabon, DKNY, and Pandora. My goal for Black Friday this year was to show restraint and not to go overboard! I set a budget and resisted buying things just because they were marked down. If I didn't love it, I didn't buy it, and I stuck by it!

Deals I took advantage of:

-GAP! Everything in the store was either 20%, 40%, or 60% off! It wasn't as amazing like last year's everything 50% off, but it was a great sale nonetheless.

-BANANA REPUBLIC! Everything in the store was 40% off! Amazing! I shopped the sale section and ended up with some amazing deals and finds!

-SEPHORA! The makeup emporium had a limited Black Friday sale. Only 10 selected products were marked down to $10 each. Even with the small variety I ended up with a fun purchase.

-AMERICAN EAGLE! I love AE, I have been shopping there for years so I was excited that everything was 40% off! A huge improvement to last year's 15% off! I was able to pick up a few great pieces and lots of basics.

-RITE AID! Now this was not a Black Friday promotion but I had to mention this rare but incredible sale. The Rite Aid in SoHo is closing out so everything left was 90% off, 90%!!! Even though 3/4ths of the store was sold out I managed to get $150 worth of products for $15!! I was stoked!

It's funny because I have been saving for Black Friday for a the longest time and I was expecting to end up with so many more things. I didn't get carried away this year but I walked away with things that I loved and needed.

Watch my Black Friday Haul:


Share your Black Friday finds with me! What was your store and purchase?

Thanks for Reading, Watching & Following!
XOXO-Angelika

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving! + Macy's 85th Annual Thanksgiving Parade!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you all are healthy, happy, and enjoying a delicious turkey/meal with your family and loved ones =) I wish you all the best not only on Thanksgiving but throughout the coming year!


This year I finally went to see the Macy's (85th Annual) Thanksgiving Parade Live!! It's funny since I lived in NYC for 12 years I always watched it on TV. It was a fun experience seeing all the performances, floats, and balloons in person. It was very crowded and chaotic but that's expected since NY doesn't do anything small. Let me know if you saw the parade this year and what your favorite float/balloon was! I really liked the smurf balloon, and the Santa Clause float.

Enjoy the pictures!













Happy Thanksgiving =)

Thanks for Reading, Watching & Following!
XOXO-Angelika

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

DIY: Cute & Easy Holiday Gifts!

Hey guys, so I came across a few great DIY Holiday Gift Ideas. These are super cute and easy to make plus they don't cost a fortune to make!These are perfect to give out to all your friends and family =)

CANDY SLEIGH!




How cute is this! You only need candy canes, peppermint candy, and a red box. I can't wait to give these out to my friends!












MICE ORNAMENTS! 






I love this idea! It's adorable! To make these you need Hershey Kisses, self adhesive googly eyes, pink felt, fishing line, ribbon, double sided tape, and scissors. Make a bunch of these cute mice to spread the holiday spirit! 








WIRED STAR!




I am so excited to try this out! It looks so intricate but it's so simple to do! You will need a 3 foot length of 18 gauge gold colored craft wire, a pencil, start shaped cookie cutter, wire cutters (or scissors), 20 to 24 gauge colored lightweight wire, and a ribbon. This would be perfect to give or to hang on your tree! 








WISHING SPOOL!





How fun is this! You can write out your own wish list, but I think it would be so cute to write a little poem or a letter to your friend. Not only would it be homemade but personalized as well! Plus it's a nice ornament! 









Click on any of the descriptions of the crafts to see the instructions! All crafts and pictures are from spoonful.com so check out this awesome site for more craft ideas!

What do you think of these DIY Holiday Gift Ideas! Let me know if you try these. If you know of any cute DIY gift idea please share them with me.

Thanks for Reading, Watching, & Following!
XOXO-Angelika