Friday, September 30, 2011

Comic Strip Nail Tutorial

Nothin' like a tutorial on a Friday! So, happy weekend and HAPPY OCTOBER! 30 Days Of Halloween will start soon! But here's a costume-y tutorial and celeb trend!

You'll need:
An old comic book or newspaper
White nail polish
Scissors
Rubbing alchol

Step 1:
Paint your nails white.

2:
Cut out the pictures or text you want on your nails

3:
Using your rubbing alchol, drench the picture you want and apply it to your nails. It can be a character, text, picture, anything! What's really cute is to do characters on all your nails, but on the ring finger, do text!

So enjoy!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

MAJOR Trend Alert!!!

So I saw a Yahoo! article on something that I need to blog about! The trend is...LEOPARD JEANS! They are one of the coolest fall trends. Now, although they add a major edge to any look, they are still on the wild side. So I suggest wearing a plain top with them to make them stand out. If you want to go all out, you can wear a graphic t-shirt, but make sure it's in the same color family. So yeah, just wanted to inform you on that trend! : )

Bye!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pleasure Post: This or That TAG!

Just a pleasure post! I don't wear makeup, remember I'm a tween, but I'm answering the makeup questions by saying what looks nicer! : ) FYI, My intros are getting shorter!!

Makeup:
Blush or Bronzer: Blush
Lipstick or Lip gloss: Lip gloss
Eyeliner or Mascara: Mascara
Foundation or Concealer: IDK!
Neutral or Colored eyeshadow: If I'd wear makeup, neutral, but colored is pretty for older girls!
Pressed or Loose eyeshadow: IDK what that is!
Brushes or Sponges: IDK! (Sorry!)

Nails:
OPI or China Glaze: OPI all the way!!
Long or Short: Long (although mine are short right now)
Acrylic or Natural: Natural
Brights or Darks: Brights
Flower or No flower: Flower

Body:
Perfume or Body splash: Both, can't tell the difference!
Lotion or Body butter: Body Butter
Body Wash or Soap: Body Wash
Lush or Bath and Body Works: Body Shop!!

Fashion: Jeans or Sweat Pants: Jeans (well, leggings!)
Long sleeve or Short: Short
Dresses or Skirts: Dresses

Flip Flops or Sandals: Sandals
Stripes or Plaid: Stripes
Scarves or Hats: Both, I guess
Studs or Dangly earrings: Studs
Heels or Flats: Flats, Duh!
Necklaces or Bracelets: Bracelets
Cowboy or Riding Boots: Riding Boots
Jacket or Hoodie: Jacket
Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe: F21
Abercrombie or Hollister: We have neither where I live, but from what I saw, Abercrombie
Saks 5th or Nordstrom:  Same as the question above, but I guess Nordstrom

Hair:
Curly or Straight: Wavy
Bun or Ponytail: Ponytail
Bobby pins or Butterfly clips: Bobby pins
Hairspray or Gel: Spray
Light or Dark: I have (natural) highlights, so I have both! But I guess light
Long or Short: LOONG!!!!
Side sweep or Full bangs: Side sweep
Up or Down: Down

Random:
Rain or shine: Shine (well, depends on the season)
Summer or Winter: I love both!
Fall or Spring: Spring because my b-day is in April, but really, both!
Chocolate or Vanilla: Vanilla
East Coast or West Coast: IDK, all I know is (by the songs!) East is ''Empire State of Mind'' and West is ''California Gurls''!!!

So yeah!
Let me know your answers!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Update on Tween Dreams

Just an update here on TD!


Every day in the month of October, I will give a Halloween costume suggestion, from the 1st to 30th. Although I will try my best to post everyday, I may skip a day. But that's not all I'm doing because this is not a Halloween blog, it is a fashion blog! So there!! : )

I will also do my September favorites very soon, so stay tuned! I also will do the This or That tag, as a fun little thing! Remember, I'm still taking request, so remember to e-mail me!

Love,
Roxanne

Monday, September 26, 2011

Quick Post: Is sugar good for your lips?

So I realized something: Sugar makes your lips smooth! Rub it on your lips, exfoliate, than take it off! (okay, lick it off!) Then apply balm. Not only will they be smooth, they'll taste AMAZING!

This post was so short, but totally worth it!

: )

Trend Alert: Fall Jackets

My most viewed post to date is my ''Varsity Jackets'' one, so I decided to blog about more fall jackets!

Trend #1: Fur Motorcycle jackets

The ultimate cool-girl jacket for fall! I own one from Winners, which I love. What it is is a thick, bulky motorcycle jacket, but where it folds, there is fuzz (or fur, depending on the model.) Since it is rather bulky, it flatters any body type.

Trend #2: Military jean jackets

 Another ultimate cool girl jacket! What this one is is a jean jacket in an army green or beige color. This, as well flatters all shapes/sizes.

Trend #3: Faux fur jackets

This is the perfect Gossip Girl spoiled brat jacket but in a great way! You'll look elegant all the time! What this amazing jacket is is a really amazing  faux fur bulky jacket, which is truly gorgeous! Again, it looks amazing on any body type!

So there you have it!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Tween Dreams Awards

Hey guys! So I've seen this in Seventeen magazine and I am so excited to do my own take on this post! Here are my favorite beauty products of all time!

Hair:
Best shampoo and conditioner 

Herbal Essences



(I don't really do my hair, so that's all I know!)

Makeup

Best tinted lip balm:
Rosebud



Best balms:EOS



Body Shop Lip Balm:



Best Lip Gloss:

Rimmel Royal Gloss



Best Nail Polish:
OPI



Skin:

Best Cleanser:

Neutrogena Deep Clean cream cleanser



Best Body Wash:

Body Shop Shower Gel



Best Lotions:
Body Shop Body Butter







Vaseline Body Lotion



Best Scrub:
St Ives Apricot Scrub



Best Body Mist:

Body Shop Body Mist in Japanese Cherry Blossom



Best Toner:




PHARMACY
FUN!

Haha bye guys!
xox

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Room Decor Ideas and Tips

Today's post will be about room decor! If you want a room tour, just ask or inbox me because I'd love to do one.  Here are my decor tips:

  • Pick a wall color you really like. Make sure it looks crisp and fresh. What really looks nice is one wall one color and the rest white or a pale color. My walls are lavender, in case you asked
  • When choosing a comforter, choose well! Not only does it have to match your room, it also has to match your taste and look, again crisp!
  • As for organizing, having a dresser or armoire is really practical, especially for stuff like pyjama's. Book cases, sets or junk drawers, beauty product storage bins and nightstands are also musts
  • As for headboards, I have a daybed. I really like having a hardboard because it's like the centerpiece of a room, but it is optional
  • A desk is really practical to have, but I also love when rooms have a little extra something that represents them, perhaps a vanity or a keyboard, which I have. Music is also important in a room, so have a speaker or a radio handy
  • As for lighting, I love chandeliers!
  • Artwork is really important in a room, perhaps one of the most important things! Pick paintings, posters, pictures, ANYTHING you like! Never put a blank poster from a magazine on a wall, though because it doesn't look nice. Frame it!
So there you have it! If you have anything to add, let me know! Bye!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

2 Shoe Trends!!!

I was requested to do a post on shoes, so I'll do one today!!! The reason why I never really did one is because shoes are a personal thing. If you choose comfort over style, go for it!! But there are still a couple of shoes I really dislike, but doesn't mean you can't wear them! Here are my 2 favorite shoes for this fall!!

Vans: You can never go wrong with slip on Vans! They are comfy, but so simple! I think plain or patterned will work fine!!
Hunter rain boots: Rain boots are stylish? Yes! Hunter boots are great winter boots and a sleeker alternative to Uggs! There is nothing wrong with Uggs, but these are less chunky and less expensive! You can buy some specific socks to make them warmer if you please!

So there you have it!

Here are  some pictures:




And  I decided to add my favorite Uggs!!! : )

Friday, September 16, 2011

How To: Make your own lip gloss!!!

TGIF peeps!! Hehe, it's tutorial day! I'm so exited for this post! So here's how to make your own lipgloss, it's so easy!

You'll need:
Vaseline
Crystal Light (or any drink mix)
A plastic spoon
Paper plate or container
Jar

Step 1:
Take a spoonful of Vaseline.

Step 2:
Add in drink mix and stir

Step 3:

After that's done, place into jar. Freeze for a couple of minutes or until solid.

DONE!!!

See how easy it was? You can even give your lip balm's color a name!!!

Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

What to Carry In Your School Wristlet

I want to start off this blog by saying I'm sorry if you were fed up of always hearing about nail polish here on Tween Dreams!! Ha, but today, our post is NOT on nail polish (thank the Lord!!) and it's a part of my B2S Mini Series!! Here it goes!!

For school, you must carry a backpack, tote bag or any book bag for your books and stuff. But, you DO want a purse for your personal necessities. Big bags can get annoying, crossbodies  can get tangled with your book bag. So what else is there? A wristlet. These can carry everything, plus are super easy to carry! (Just don't forget you have it!) Here's what you should have in it. These tips are mostly for middle schoolers

Keys: Even if some one's home, you should always have your keys on you, just in case
Hand Sanitizer: You don't want to get sick, do you? Hand sanitizer is so important to have with you at school!! I love Bath and Body Works'!!
Money: Always keep no more than 15$ in your bag! You'll never know when you'll need it! (if you have space in your wristlet, keep a wallet with your bus pass and if you have one, student ID)
Cell Phone: If your school allows it and you have one, keep a cell phone with you at all times. (Just not in class!!)
Gum, mints or breath spray: You'll never know when you'll need it!!
Lip Gloss or Chapstick: A must!!!
Nail File: In case you break a nail!!

So that`s that!! If you have any more tips to add, add them in the comments below!!
You should splurge on a wristlet because it`s something you`ll use everyday!!!.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Tips!!

Today's blog will just be a blog where I give random tips about n'importe quoi!! Enjoy!!

-Drink water!! You wouldn't believe how much that clears up your skin!!!
-Stay away from NYC nail polish!!! It is cheap (by that I mean poor quality)
-Also, any beauty product from the dollar store (unless it's a known brand) may be unsafe, so back off!!
-15$ should be the maximum money spent on a nail polish color, unless it's a color you'll wear for a long time! As much as I love nail polish, there is a limit!!!!
-When picking a good beauty guru, pick someone you'd get along with if you knew them!!
-Don't take my tips if you don't believe them!
-Use a powerful acne cleanser for about a month or so, then switch to a more gentle one!
-Never take a head shot using a webcam (so random, but true!!!)
-When dressing up for a special occasion, wear something you're comfortable with!
-It's always better to overpack than underpack!

So some of these tips were very out-of-the-blue, but yeah, that's that!!!

Bye!!!
: )

Saturday, September 10, 2011

My New Favorite Nail Polish!!!!

OMG words can't describe how much I LOVE OPI nail polish!!! The only OPI polish I previously owned was a pack of 4 mini bottles of thee Katy Perry collection, but today I got my first one, in You're A Pisa Work!! It is such a pretty fuchsia color!! First of all,  it goes on so smoothly and the brush is perfect: not too thick, not too thin!! The color goes on nice and opaque, not one streak in sight!! It dries fast too, with a shiny finish!! I have a large nail polish collection, but never have I been more satisfied with a certain brand like I am today!!! Only two problems: Here in Quebec, they are EXTREMELY hard to find since we don't have ULTA (but there IS Trade Secrets, which I discovered recently!) and two, they ARE expensive for nail polish! (but completely worth it!!)

So get some OPI!! Below are some of my faves!!
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Italian Love Affair, a color on my wish list!!

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You're a Pisa Work (On my nails as I type this

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Dating a Royal, the color I really want!!


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Rumple's Wiggin', so pretty!!
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Teenage Dream, the #1 color on my wish list!!!

Friday, September 09, 2011

Nail Trend!!

I decided something: every Friday or Saturday, there will be a nail tutorial here on Tween Dreams!!! So here is a little one!!

A nail trend is to paint your whole nails one color with the exception of your ring finger, which you will paint with a contrasting color!!


Isn't it cool?


Another really cool take on this look is to paint all your nails one color, but do some kind of nail art on another nail!! (Any kind of shatter would look great!!)

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

OPI Katy Perry Collection Review!

First of all, I know I'm late to review this collection!!! But I'll still go right ahead and review it! I love Katy Perry, she's my idol and so I was excited when this collection came out. It consists of 4 glam colors (Teenage Dream, Last Friday Night, The One That Got Away and Not Like The Movies, all Katy Perry songs!) and Black Shatter (see Nicole by OPI Texture review!!) Here is more about them!

Teenage Dream: This color, my favorite in the collection is a very glittery light pink. I love this color so much because it is a clean color, but still fun and edgy!!

Last Friday Night: I love this color as well! It is less of a clean color than Teenage Dream, (by that I mean more punchy) but still amazing! In the bottle, it seems like a bright, dark royal blue, but on your nails, it's really sheer and more of a baby blue!

The One That Got Away: This color is a less ''young'' color than the other ones, but is still amazing! I find that this color looks the best with Black Shatter on top! It is just a pretty, metallic rasberry color!! 

Not Like The Movies: This has to be my least favorite color, but that's just me! It is just a silver color with purple and green undertones! This would also look great ''shattered"!

 

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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Jessie J inspired nail tutorial!!!

Nail tutorials were always on my ''blog ideas'' list, so I found a really cool one inspired by Jessie J, who is one of my favorite singers!! : ) It is fairly simple, but you may need a friend to help you with the design.

Here is the photo I was inspired by:

Look at her nails!!



 So what you'll need is:

A neutral or peach nail polish (I'd use Palm Springs from American Apparel)

A  black nail art polish or pen

Step 1:

Paint your nails the beige color. As simple as that!!

Step 2:

Using your nail art tool, paint arrows all pointing in different directions on  dry nails. Here is the tricky part, so ask a friend if it's too hard for you!

See, as simple as that!! This style looks best on long nails, but mid length can also work!!

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Trend Alerts: 2 Fall trends!

So over the past month (Tween Dreams' month anniversary was Friday!!) I blogged about fall trends. Now there are many more! So here they are!

Trend #1:

Acid wash/Tye Dye

This 80's trend is so in! Think Katy Perry in her Last Friday Night video! It's something you'll see in an 80's movie or something!

H&M, Forever 21 and American Apparel will pretty much have what you need.



American Apparel Hoodie

Trend #2

Tribal

Remember 1 store, 3 outfits? Well, I mentioned how tribal was in! This other vintage trend is so cool and carefree, and I love how every piece is different!

Zara, Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters have many tribal pieces



F21 tribal top, wear a tank underneath!!




Requests!!!

Hey guys!!! Great news!! I'm taking request! So tell me whatever you want to read (similar to Ask Roxanne, see older post) by either commenting below or e-mailing me at roxanne_roxanne2000@hotmail.com, NOT ROXANNEDREAMS@HOTMAIL.COM!

The reason why I'm taking request is because I do the blog for YOU, not for me!!!

Until next blog,

Roxanne
xxx

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Stop biting your nails!!

So you want long nails. Don't we all? Well, I have the best solution! STOP BITING!!!  But you can't! So you think: ''Fake nails!!'' Don't!!! Here are some reasons why:

They make your nails paper-thin
They'll slow down the growth of your nails
Your nails can't breathe!

So here is the solution:

Buy a bitter-tasting nail polish
Cut your nails really short. It'll look ugly, but you won't be able to bite!
Make sure to always have a gum or candy handy!!

IT IS UNSANITARY AND CAN ALSO CAUSE DENTAL PROBLEMS!!!

Stop Biting!!

Don't wear these!!

Do you REALLY want your nails to look like this?


Friday, September 02, 2011

Skincare!

If it didn't happen already, you will eventually get pimples. And pimples are bad. Very bad. So we are going to fight them with my plan! LOL!!


Start with using a good cleanser. It's really hard to find a cleanser that is right for you, so I reccomend trying many until you find ''the one''!!! My faves are Noxema, and anything by Neutrogena. But that's just me. Pick one for your skin type!

Next, exfoliate with a good scrub. St. Ives have many scrubs to choose from, for many skin types, so choose the best for you.

Last, finish with a toner! I use one from Clean and Clear.

I also reccomend spraying your face with water spray before and after you wash, just because it is refreshing.

: )



Noxema cleanser



St. Ives apricot scrub

Clean & Clear toner