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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Maybelline Color Tattoos - Jewel Toned Oh My!

Is it me or does Maybelline keep on outdoing themselves lately?  It seems like they have been coming out with some fabulous colors and products.  I told myself I didn't need any more of these, however I stumbled upon some Rite Aid reward dollars and Maybelline had a Buy One Get One half off sale.  I couldn't resist plus I had heard so much about these jewel toned colors that I couldn't help myself.

The colors that I picked up were Edgy Emerald and Painted Purple.  Both of these colors were very creamy and the emerald color  surprisingly had more of a metallic "pop" to it than it looks in the pot.  The color payoff on these speaks for itself.  I applied the color tattoo to my eyelids with my fingers, however, later I realized that I probably would have gotten a more even and dense application had I used a synthetic brush.  I did not apply any shadow over the purple color I used in the picture below.

They came out with a limited edition fall line recently, however, I did see those at Walgreens and I held off from purchasing any.  Check out these lovelies, the colors are gorgeous and intense.  Have you tried any of these and if so which colors are your favorites?


Thursday, September 6, 2012

NOTD - Red Carpet Gel Manicure - Simply Adorable

Ok, I know it's been a while since I've posted, however, going forward I plan on posting on a regular basis.  I promise :)  I pretty much took the summer off to focus on family and now I am recharged and ready to go.  As you can tell, I have revamped my blog.  Please be patient as I am still work on tweaking the formatting but it's finally somewhat presentable.

Lately, I've been really into using my gel manicure kit.  My life has been so hectic that it's been nice to not have to paint my nails every 2-3 days.  Using gel allows me to keep my polish on for 1-2 weeks.  Here's my review and tutorial on the Red Carpet Gel Manicure kit:

Here is my NOTD - Simply adorable....a pale/classic pink


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Project 10 Pan - No more buying makeup!

Hello beauties! If any of you out there are anything like me, you read beauty blogs, watch YouTube videos and get the news on any wonderful new beauty products, collection launches and new trends.  Then all of the sudden you have the urge in your gut to go out and buy those products that everyone is raving about.

A few weeks ago my friend Chie aka MakeupLand2011 on YouTube attended a makeup show and went a little overboard on purchases and upon leaving the event I suggested that we go on Project 10 Pan (P10P).  For some of you who don't know what P10P is, the concept was created by a fellow YouTuber who forced herself to finish 10 beauty products before buying anything else.  It's a great concept but if you are anything like me, makeup buying can be addicting and impulsive.

So needless to say me and several other YouTube friends have bonded together and have supported each other to go on a NO BUY on makeup.  I've been slightly bummed but realized one thing, for me, the desire to buy makeup is sort of like a craving.  When something catches your eye, you can't stop thinking about it, but with time if you ignore the craving the desire will come and go and you'll find something else to crave.  lol.  For example, I was SUPER sad last week to pass up the MAC Reel Sexy release.  Oh....the gorgeous lavender and coral lipsticks...sob...But after the launch and torturing myself by watching peoples haul videos and blog posts I realized most of the products I wanted I already have similar colors for.

This P10P experience has really helped my pocket book and also allowed me to focus on the products that I already have.  Since I am not buying and going through several new products I have already been formulating in my head product reviews I can do seeing that I instead of buying I am focusing on using what I have.  

Any by the way, it's already been 3 weeks and I have not used up one thing :(  Oh well....Has anyone gone on a "NO BUY" on beauty products?

Please note:  If you are not a makeup junkie this whole thing may sound crazy to you lol...

A view from one of my makeup drawers 

Another drawer of makeup...eeeks...

Hope you are having a great Wednesday! xo

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Giveaway! Mac Nicki Minaj Lipstick!

Yay! Another giveaway!

As most of you all know bright lipsticks are really in for this season.  For those of you who tried to snag the Iris Apfel for Mac lipsticks, you probably noticed how fast they flew off the shelves.  In my mind, those bright colors kicked off the spring trend of the bright and bold lip.  Following suit are the endless collections that are releasing bold pink, coral and lavender colors! How exciting! Hence, it's not surprising Mac released their Nicki lipstick that boasts the bright trend of the season.

The Nicki lipstick in my mind is a combo between a bright pink/coral.  It also depends what kind of lip liner you pair it with to make the color pop either way.  I am excited to share this wonderful little giveaway with you guys!

I actually bought two so I have one for myself and for a giveaway.  In the picture below I have paired the lipstick with a bright pink Mac liner in the color embrace me:

Here is a picture of the prize for the winner:

Giveaway rules are as follows:

-Must be a follower of my blog
-Must be 18 or over or have a parents permission
-Giveaway is International
-Giveaway will run for a month ending April 28, 2012

PLEASE CLICK ON THE "READ MORE" BELOW TO SEE THE RAFFLECOPTER INFORMATION IF YOU DO NOT SEE IT.  Please enter through Rafflecopter and follow the instructions.  
**The only mandatory item is that you follow my blog and leave a comment below on your favorite spring trends or colors!  All other entries are for extra points!  Thanks so much!

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My new Dior Stylish Moves Palette! So luxurious....

I received my Dior palette in the mail yesterday and I opened it up and marveled at it for a little bit.  I don't know, there's something so luxurious about Dior.  This palette was actually an exchange I did for a brown toned palette that I really didn't get much use out of.  Thank goodness Nordstrom has an awesome return policy!

I don't have a lot of luxury items in my makeup collection but it is nice to acquire a few pieces when you can.  The shadows are nicely pigmented and very blendable.  I wouldn't go as far as to say they are the most pigmented shadows I've used as I feel shadows like Wet N Wild and Inglot which are much less expensive produce wonderful color payoff.  I noticed barely any fallout though, but I really don't find fallout a huge problem anyways as I figure you just clean it up. lol :)

When deciding what palette I should exchange it for I noticed immediately that Dior really doesn't have a lot of matte shadows in their collection.  Everything pretty much has a slight shimmer with the exception of one palette which was a brown toned one.  Admittedly, I did feel little more "fancier" wearing Dior on my eyes today.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring Nail Colors!

Sorry I've been so MIA lately.  Between trying to manage my YouTube channel, Facebook and Twitter, it seems like I can never keep up and unfortunately my blog has been terribly neglected.  It seems easier for me to update my Facebook page more frequently.  I have been taking quite a bit of pictures of things, so I am going to attempt to play catch up on here.

With spring upon us I have gotten really into spring nail polishes.  To be perfectly honest I have been OBSESSED with nail polish lately.  I wanted to share some of my favorite colors I've been wearing lately.

Essence (mint green) in the color "You Belong To Me" with Confetti "Ice Ice Baby" 
Greens seem to be really in right now.  I have been obsessed with Essence nail polish and even better they are only $.99 at Ulta!

Essence "A Lovely Secret" with CND "Sapphire Sparkle" on top
This lovely blue based purple is such a fun color with a hint of sparkle on top!

 Revlon "Flirt"
Such a pretty girly pink that really just "pops" out at you! Love this color!

Sally Hansen "Lively Lilac"
I am absolutely in love with this color, this plummy lavender color is just screaming spring to me!

Essie "Pink A Boo"
This is a lovely soft pale pink with a touch of iridescent sparkle
Also used a Konad stamp on my nail-I've been recently obsessed with nail stamping!

I also have a few orange/peach/coral nail polishes that are in my queue to try out.  Coral also seems to be a big hit this season too.  What colors are you guys enjoying this spring?

Hope you had a great weekend.  And again, apologies for being so absent on my blog I plan on playing catch up soon.  I also have a fun blog giveaway coming up this week to so stay tuned!

As well, I post more on my YouTube cannel and Facebook page so stop on by there and say hi sometime!

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Giveaway! NYX Cosmetics - Eyeshadow, Blush, Gloss and Slide On Liner!

So I thought this would be a fun giveaway as everyone loves NYX Cosmetics.  I picked out several items that could produce a complete look.  I love the Mega Shine Glosses as they have great color payoff and lasting power.  I hear the Slide On Pencils are amazing as well so I purchased one for myself and one for the giveaway :)

In this giveaway you will receive the following items:
  • (2) NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in the following colors:  LG104 Sweet Heart and LG129 Beige
  • NYX Powder Blush in the color PB 06 Peach
  • NYX Slide on Liner in the color SL07 Jet Black
  • NYX Eyeshadow Trio in the color TS03 Nude/Taupe/Dark Brown
All of these items are brand new!

Check out my friend Amber's aka Glamtrotter's review of the NYX Slide On Pencils-she swears by them!

Giveaway rules are as follows:

-Must be a follower of my blog
-Must be 18 or over or have a parents permission
-Giveaway is International
-Giveaway will run for 3 weeks ending February 20, 2012

PLEASE CLICK ON THE "READ MORE" BELOW TO SEE THE RAFFLECOPTER INFORMATION IF YOU DO NOT SEE IT.  Please enter through Rafflecopter and follow the instructions.  The only mandatory item is that you follow my blog and leave a comment below on your favorite NYX product or if you haven't tried NYX which product would you like to try?  All other entries are for extra points!  Thanks so much!

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