Sunday, May 10, 2009

Attempt at Nail Art & BB Cream Suggestions?

My nail art attempt at doing flowers:



I took it off right after though because the baby blue was brighter than I expected and it just looked way too 12 year old girly for my taste... Plus I don't know how my boss would feel about my nails while I'm giving interviews haha. I do like the flowers though. Maybe next time I'll just do it on one finger instead of all of them.

Does anyone know of any good BB creams? Or where I can get samples? I'm an NC30 in MAC for reference. I think I want to give BB creams a try cuz I'm sick of putting on foundation everyday. Foundation just feels too heavy on some days and I don't like having a cake face. I want to use something that'll actually help my even out my skin tone in the long run.

16 comments:

Joanne said...

Hrm... I'm ~NC35 and couldn't find a BB cream that would match my skintone - there's a lot of light pinky shades. makeupforlife.net loves the mushroom skinfood one.

If you're main dislike is about the heaviness, why not a lighter foundation like MAC Face&Body?? I loooove this for light days. It has slightly more coverage than a tinted moisturizer with the first layer, but it's super easy to build up.

mayaari said...

hey there - I just found out I'm the same shade at MAC (I thought I was NC20/25 but I guessed wrong, lol)...I could send you some samples of the BB creams I have (Skinfood Aloe #2, L'egere Multi White, L'egere water drop). They're all pretty light, but setting with powder evens it out.

I hear the Skinfood mushroom bb cream and one of the missha bb creams are also good.

sanniet said...

that looks so cute! hhehe too bad it would make you look too young >_<

I really want to try more bb cream out too! But I don't think my skin is too use to it yet since I break out sometimes >_< I wish I could try more different ones! Right now I have IPKN and a sample of TheFaceShop bb cream from Jennifer...I like thefaceshop one but I would like to try skinfood and l'egere since everyone raves about those!!! I hope you can get some samples! <3 good luck. If you want a sample of IPKN I could send you some! =D

Pop Champagne said...

oooh cute blue flowers! Good luck finding the right BB Cream! I gave that up a while ago lol. Keep us posted :)

Audrie said...

whoa pretty nails! I have been looking to a pale baby blue color like that!

Ahleessa said...

The nails are gorgeous. You should had kept it... hehe~

Most BB creams set into your skin after 5 minutes or so. I'm the same shade as you so you shouldn't have any problems.

Shen said...

that nail art is cute! get what you mean about the flowers looking a bit to child-like in an office environment. :)

if you mind your bb cream shades, share it here since i also don't know which one to try. :) hehehe!

Jules said...

I really like the nail art and color. Very cute! As for the BB Cream, I've only tried a couple BB's but both are from L'egere. The White Multi BB is really popular and I like it cause' it has a great texture. I'm an NC 35 to 37 but I use it and it's not too light since it actually blends into the skin. If it does look a lil' too light I use a lil' bit of bronzing powder. Also, it's an all in one so you get a moisturizer/sun block/makeup base/foundation for 24 hrs! The other one is the Water Drop shiny pearl kind. This one is oil free and water proof/sweat proof but has a sheerer coverage that the multi bb. I think I'm going to try the Skin Food BB next. ^_^

Melissa said...

ditto on Joanne's comment. I tried one BB cream, but it's too light for me. I heard good things about skinfood and l'egre.

fuzkittie said...

You can try Missha's #23 shade, it's darker. That baby blue is adorable!! I don't know if L'egere will work for you, I keep hearing people who have NC30 or darker use L'egere, but then it matches me so well too (NC20) and it looks pale, so I really don't know.

Dana Yoshimizu said...

The blue flower are really cute! :)

GirlAboutTown said...

omg i saw this post when my dashboard showed it but i forgot to comment so...LOL i loveee the pastel blue and the cute little flowers...i use the ends of a flat toothpick (sharp on one side) and put it in to the nail polish and "stamp" it onto the nails...to make it look like flowers...LOL failed attempt many times -.-' sighhh

Amina said...

goooorgeous!!!
i haven't tried BB creams but definitely check out erin's blog (edotrich.blogspot.com) because she wears their facial products and has reviews :)

Grayburn said...

I've never tried BB's but I do love mineral foundations. Feels lighter than any foundation or tinted foundations I've tried.

x Grayburn

abitcraxy said...

i'm a nc 35, bb cream is too white for me, but i solve the problem buy putting a layer of foundation or loose power after i put bb cream

rajaswari said...

no no dont do that, let it be on all your nails, its looking really nice. dont worry about your boss. I am sure he would love it too..

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