Beauty Tip: DIY Nails Monday, Jan 11 2010 

As you all know, we are in a recession. And some people have had to give up luxuries due to a change in income or the need to get out of debt. Well, for me, getting my nails done was one of those things i had to cute. So, I bought some nail art pens from Sally Hansen and used my trusted Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Nail Polish and got to work. The result is this

I’m sorry the pictures are bad quality, I couldn’t find my camera to take a better picture. All you have to do is get creative and design your own nails. Here are the products I used:

If you have any cool designs that you have created for your own nails, send a photo in to me at curvydiva88@hotmail.com,  and I will gladly post it here! For more beauty tips and finds, check back here at The interesting Stylish Mom In College.

ISM Sarah Jane

Favorite Beauty Find: Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Fast Dry Nail Color Tuesday, Jan 5 2010 

Now usually, I would think spending a bunch of money on nail polish was stupid and irrational. However, after purchasing this nail polish on sale at the drugstore, I will never make a $0.99 nail polish purchase again. This nail polish not only dries fast but lasts long. I have a bunch of colors, since the sale was for about a week, and everytime I went to get something, I bought like 3 polishes. I love it so much, especially the fact that it only takes a minute to dry. I can literally update my blog and let my nails dry at the same time, it’s great. I would suggest this for anyone who lives a fast lifestyle, with no time to get a manicure, and you need a quick polish fix. I have it in red, yellow, bright pink, white, black, dark teal, dark red, dark purple, navy blue, and I think a couple other ones I think (I am a bad impulse shopper lol). You can purchase them at your local drugstore or here. For more beauty finds, check back here at The Interesting Stylish Mom In College.

ISM Sarah Jane

Beyonce Is Turning Up The Heat Monday, Jan 4 2010 

Beyonce is probably one of the most influential people from this past decade. She has made “Single Ladies” all over tell their man, they better “put a ring on it.” She’s brought us two beautiful clothings lines, House of Dereon and Dereon, as well as making big moves in the movie industry (Austin Powers 3: Goldmember, Carmen, Obsessed, Cadillac Records, Dreamgirls). Beyonce is a multitalented inspiration to girls across the globe. So, it comes as no surprise that she is coming out with her very first frangrance. Now, she has sponsored True Star with Tommy Hilfigher and Giorgio Armani’s “Diamonds”, but this will be her first independent fragrance.  The frangrance, titled “Heat” is a mixture of notes of red vanilla, orchid, magnolia, neroli, and blush peach. with elements of of honeysuckle nectar, almond macaroon and crème de musk, and a drydown of giant sequoia milkwood, tonka bean and amber. In an interview with Women’s World Daily, Beyonce states, “It’s called Heat, so we wanted the ads to be really steamy and dewy. My sexiest moments are when I’m just getting out of the tub or the shower and I’m clean, so I wanted to incorporate that in the ads. The dress was this liquid-y satin. The song ‘Fever’ I did years ago and always loved it. [For the commercial] I got to sing it a bit more whispery, more natural.” The fragrance line includes three sizes, 1 oz. for $39, 1.7 oz. for $49, and 3.4 oz. for $59, and even a 6.8oz Gold Sparkling Body Lotion for $24. I am so ready to purchase this frangrance, seeing that Beyonce is my idol (hence the slight ego booster beginning). Are you ready for the “heat”? Will you be catching a fever this season?

ISM Sarah Jane