ZOYA Ultra PixieDust Fall 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Meet the next generation of our best-selling textured, matte and sparkling Zoya PixieDust formula ­ Zoya Ultra PixieDust! Three shades featuring both fine micro glitter and mega hex particles for tone on tone 3D effects. This easy glam nail is available in 3 shades in a gradient of red, wine and plum hues. No base or top coat required. - Zoya

ARIANNA: Blue-toned red wine, textured PixieDust with Mega Hex Particles

NOIR: Deep vampy plum, textured PixieDust with red Mega Hex Particles

OSWIN: True red, textured PixieDust with Mega Hex Particles

This new Zoya collection of PixieDusts is absolutely stunning! I took swatch photos (3 coats each) in natural daylight, but I still couldn't capture the amazing dimension and beauty of these polishes. You must see them in person to really get a feel for just how gorg they are!

They are also $10 each!

Here are some application tips from Zoya

Zoya PixieDust Application:
For BEST RESULTS apply 2-3 thin coats of polish for full coverage to clean (oil free) nail surface. Allow product to dry completely for full effect. Do not use a base coat or top coat. Top coat can be applied for additional glossy effects.

Watch the video for an application tutorial:

Disclaimer: Zoya Ultra PixieDust polishes are PR samples. All opinions are honest and my own


Monday, September 22, 2014

Have you ever wanted to sport a "vampy" fall lip without the abrupt harsh outline?
You just might want to make a statement, that will have a more light impression on this changing season!

I want to show you my favorite way to wear a darker lip color, that is soft enough even to wear to the grocery store...without scaring the children.

  • All you have to do to get started, is pick a lip pencil that is one to two shades lighter than the lipstick you are wanting to wear. In this tutorial I am using MAC's Plum Lip Pencil.
Plum is the perfect partner in crime for most dark and shady lipsticks.  So you better go get it because the weather is changing fast!

  • The second step is, line your lips and fill them in all the way until you hit the center of the lips. Taking your vampy lipstick, you will want to ONLY fill in the center of the lips with that shade.
  • Then go back in with your lip pencil, and fill your lips the rest of the way in.
  • Finally, you are left with a softly lined lip, with enough depth for dinner, but a soft enough finish for brunch!

Want to see this lippie in live action?
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WW | Put Your Trust In The Right Place Psalm 118:8

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Do you ever feel like once your focus shifts on your physical surroundings, you lose hope? I have been wondering why I have been in this weird funk these past couple of weeks, and I feel like it has become crystal clear to me where it was coming from, and how I was contributing to it.

Besides battling daily chronic pain, and just never feeling fully healthy, I also tend to fall in a pit of negativity quite easily. I am I alone in this? I don't think I am, so that is why I am sharing this personal revelation with you all.

I realized the other day that I was fully relying, and trusting in myself, to get through each day. I was focusing what I didn't have, rather than what I did have. As cliche as it sounds, when you start thinking of all the things  you don't have...your mood can really head south. All the things I don't have, such as health, the energy of a normal girl in her twenties, a house, and just a permanent place to call home, were really crashing down on me.  I allowed myself to get caught up in what I felt I was "lacking", and it really took a toll on my spirit. So literally two days ago, I felt I had a breakthrough,and shattered all the sadness stemming from my attitude.

I simply realized I was putting my trust in myself...what I physically had, and what I physically did not have.

I feel like today's verse isn't just about not putting your trust in your fellow man, but also about not putting your trust in yourself. As a believer, and a Christ follower, I can tell you there is a HUGE difference in quality of life when I put my sole trust in the Lord, and not in myself. I am not perfect, and I am still learning at 25 years old, that I will fail myself. The love of Christ is unfailing, and I don't know why as believers, we tend to forget that. It's like "Oh I am having a bad day, I suck at life...how could God love me?!"... He loves you through all of that silliness, and I can assure you He will love you through all of your future silliness.

So when you're feeling let down, ask yourself this one question:
"Who am I putting my trust in today?".
Because if you're putting your trust in the Lord, you will feel lighter, and completely free from the stresses of what you do and don't have.

Thank you all for your support and constant love! It means the world to me! I hope this post encourages you, and helps lighten your load a little:) Remember, Jesus loves you!

Organic Heat Pro GIVEAWAY

Monday, September 8, 2014


Organic Heat Pro has partnered with Mother Nature to bring you an Organic hair experience with 100% pure natural organic ingredients. Heat pro replenishes while defending hair against heat damage, while restoring balance. Our Anti-Breakage formula offers maximum protection against the harsh heat of blow dryers, flat irons, and other styling tools. Other heat protectants feature heavy silicone and petroleum based ingredients. Heat Pro coats the hair cuticles, creating healthy, non-oily thick strands. - From Organic Heat Pro website.
I just featured this amazing heat protectant from Organic Heat Pro in my Monday Must Haves! I have been loving it's lightweight finish, and the amazing results it has provided. It helps hold my style, while protecting my easily damageable hair. You can use it as a primer before you blow dry, and again before you use your hot tools. I also like to use it as a style finisher for extra shine. It never feels heavy, greasy, or like too much product in the hair!

Enter to win a bottle of Organic Heat Pro Heat Protectant Styling Spray!

  • Rules & Details:
  1. Must be a subscriber to my YouTube channel
  2. Leave a comment stating your biggest hair struggle (mine is FRIZZ)
  3. There will be 6 winners (US only)
  4. Must be 18yrs or older to enter
  5. Giveaway ends 9-15-2014
  6. I will announce the winners in this post on 9-16-2014
  7. Winners must email me at mallorycornelison@yahoo.com to provide me with their shipping address

BACK TO SCHOOL LOOKS | JCPenney Arizona Collection

Friday, September 5, 2014

It is that time of year again...BACK TO SCHOOL! 
In celebration of this nerve-racking time, I teamed up with JC Penney Arizona and, put a couple of looks together for you guys, to ease the pain of going back to school. These looks are super stylish, but don't let them fool you because, they are super comfy too!

Watch the video to see how I layered, mixed and matched, and pulled together these super adorable looks using these pieces from JC Penney Arizona!

Watch the video:

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by JCPenney Arizona Jean Co through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Arizona Jean Co., all opinions are my own.

WW | You Will Have Tribulation

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Today's WW is all about making it through whatever we have to go through emotionally, physically, and mentally in life, and not adding the very evident pressure of "I should be happy every single day because ___ (fill in the blank)".

  Despite popular belief, every day is NOT a Friday, and I don't think that is a very manageable expectation for our lives.

 I was recently at the store, and saw shelves full of "Christian" self help books that made me shake my head and sigh. It almost made me plain upset because, just like the complaint that magazines cause body image issues, I truly believe these sort of books cause "life image" issues. I mean let's be honest...sometimes life sucks, and we have to go through trials. Trials are not called "weekends" or "birthday parties" for a reason. Trials serve a purpose, and that purpose is to mold us, and make us stronger individuals. 

We must go through hard times, and life altering moments, to sharpen and make us a better version of ourselves.

I really believe as "Christians" or "believers", there is this expectation to always have a smile on our face, and a skip in our step, because after all...we have faith. Too bad King David, or even Job aren't here to tell you about all the times they didn't have a smile on their face.

Now this post isn't just to complain, or to whine. It is to take the burden of these ridiculous expectations off of your shoulders. I mean hey...you might just be having a bad day today, and that is OK! 

The verse above really hit home with me, because even when we cast our cares upon the Lord, sometimes we still struggle with whatever we are going through. I don't believe God is here to wave His magic wand once we surrender our burdens to Him, and just make all the bad disappear. In fact, I believe the verse above means that once we give Him our worries, He walks with us through that trial so we learn, and become better for ourselves and others. Who doesn't want to become better each day? If that requires some testing, I feel that we should surrender all, and say, so be it! Even if it doesn't tickle our fancy!

The verse says the Lord will sustain us. The word sustain means to strengthen or support physically or mentally. So if you are feeling guilty because of your sadness or anger through a trial...please know that you are NOT sinning. You are also NOT disappointing God because your days don't consist of sequential Fridays. He is here to sustain us through trials and tribulations, and knows that these times of trouble won't make us smile, but they will make us stronger so we can smile once we make it through.

I know this post will step on some toes, but I also know it will relieve a lot of us (myself included) of the pressure to have perfect, happy go lucky lives. I will leave you all with this verse...

John 16:33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world