Monday, February 21, 2011

Make Your Own Series: Eyeshadow Primer

Hi girls! I was inspired by Ingrid a.k.a missglamorazzi on YouTube that learned how to make her own eyeshadow primer! I took my own spin on it and found it VERY comparable to the more higher-quality brands! If you don't have the money but want the same results as a high-end brand of eyeshadow primer, it is always possible to make your own! Please tell me if you are interested in me doing this "series" of step by step "do-your-own" makeup products with everyday makeup items you might have laying around your house. If you want this series that i'll do every month on make your own things, please comment below saying yes/no and any suggestions on what you'd like to see! Thank you!

Miss Nine West

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Mini Ulta Haul!

These are just a few things that I picked up today at Ulta! I am of course not being sponsored by anyone, including Ulta stores or Ulta online. Tell me what you think below and what OPI Nail Polishes or Ulta nail lacquers are your favorites! I wasn't able to swatch them because my camera isn't able to focus well so I just used pictures from Google Images (the last one is from my camera :). Prices are alongside the pictures! Thank you! Comment and subscribe!

Miss Nine West

$5.99 on sale, $8.50 originally
Overexposed in South Beach
$5.99 on sale, $8.50 originally 
Chocolate Shakespeare

Sorry for the bad quality!
$1.99 on sale, $5 originally
Breakfast in Bed

(P.S. does anybody have any tips on how to successfully upload videos not from YouTube but from my own camera? I had a video but it says that it had an "error" while trying to upload it! Thanks!)

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Hi! I  really wanted to know what you girls wanted to see on my blog! Just anything that you were interested in (i.e. reviews of products, hauls, tutorials, updates, healthy skincare tips, etc.)! Thanks! Please comment and subscribe! Thanks! I am open to any suggestions!

Miss Nine West

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Rewards Cards from Retailers: Sephora, Ulta, and more!

Hi girls! So today I was cleaning out my wallet that was full of old coupons, extra receipts and tons of pennies! I noticed that I has so many rewards cards from different retailers and that I should blog about how beneficial and FREE it is to sign up! Sometimes you can get exclusive coupons worth up to $30 of more in savings!

These are all of the available rewards cards that you can sign up for for free! And of course, the retailer always keeps your privacy safe! Enjoy!

Ulta (Earn coupons like 3.50 off of $10 rewards, 20% entire purchase, and once you earn up to 500 points <$1=4 points> you can earn $4 off any purchase of your choice!)

Sephora (Earn up to 100 points for a free gift as well as a larger gift for 500 points and special Beauty Insider birthday specials and insights on new arrivals, deals, and steals!)

Famous Footwear (Once you sign up, you get a $10 off of $50 purchase coupon and more percent coupons like 20% almost two times a month!)

Sally Beauty Supply ($5 membership fee per year but you get a $5 gift certificate in the mail! So really, once you sign up, it doesn't cost you anything because you get it back!)

I hope you guys enjoyed this!

Miss Nine West

Friday, February 11, 2011

What's In My Travel Makeup Bag?

Hi girls! This weekend my family and I are going to Santa Cruz for a few days! I thought I'd update what's in my travel makeup bag since spring break is coming up and people will be traveling! So here's a list of essential things that I have to have in my bag for on the go! Enjoy!

One thing that I can take anywhere no matter what are the Sephora Travel Palettes that were limited edition for the holidays and are no longer sold. There is one very very very similar one right now in stores and online (link in the sidebar!) that works so well and has anything you need for work, school, or trips!


The next product that I have to take with me is my everyday moisturizer. One that works great for me is the Olay Active Hydrating Lotion. This leaves your skin moisturized, nourished, and fresh!

One lip product is a must have for soft, breathable, and nurtured lips. Its called the Softlips chapstick in vanilla (or whatever your favorite scent is!) These have been my favorite lip balms for over 4 years!


The one high-end product travel set that is affordable and accessible is the "Stay Put" Set by Benefit Cosmetics that is available at Sephora stores and online. This set includes travel mini sizes of Erase Paste (brightening concealer), Crease-less Cream and Liner in R.S.V.P., and Stay Don't Stray eyeshadow primer.
This is a great value for how much variety you get and will last you a long time!


The last product I must have is a natural enhancing mascara that makes your lashes look soft a feathery and just enhances your natural lash! This is a duo mascara that has a regular and waterproof side that is sleek and great for on the go! It's the Elf Regular and Waterproof Mascara Duo!


Okay girls! I hope you enjoyed this post! Please comment and subscribe! Thanks!

Miss Nine West

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Shoulder Pads on Shirts: Yay or Nay?

Hi girls! Sorry I've been MIA for like a week! But today I was thinking about something that I've been contemplating and seeing on YouTube a lot recently. It's shoulder pads! Not the major military ones, but the pretty, understated ones that are embellished with studs and beads! During winter break, I bought my first embellished shoulder padded shirt and from then on, lets say that I was hooked! They are feminine but slightly not because of the broad shoulders! What do you think? Comment below and tell me what you think! Another blog that I've been following is Dulcecandy87's blog! She is my favorite blogger and beauty guru since 2009! I'll link her blog in the side bar and any other products mentioned in this post! All opinions are my own and the shirts that are featured have not been bought by me and I have not been paid for featuring them on my blog! Thanks!

1. Shoulder Pad-ed Blazers
Forvever 21-----> $13.99

Charlotte Russe Lace Blazer--------> $27.49

2. Shoulder Pad-ed Shirts> $14.99 (not shown) Link below:

Here is a great reference to shoulder pads on a celebrity!

                                      Rihanna rocking major shoulder pads for an edgy rocker-chic look

Okay girls, well thats it's for my little talk about shoulder pads! Please tell me what you think below! Thanks!
Comment and subscribe!!

Miss Nine West