Sunday, July 28, 2013

Updates, Upcoming Reviews, and Two Looks!

Hello Lovelies!
Well, it's been a crazy time in my little household lately so I haven't had much to post, I have created a couple looks and I will throw some photos of those in this post, but I haven't really been as active as I would like to be and I will tell you why.  
About six weeks ago I had to take a personal leave from my job so my little one could have her tonsils and adenoids removed, and tubes put in her ears, because her tonsils were enlarged and she had six ear infections in about two months, on top of that we also found out that she had hearing problems. So, I took 9 days off so she could have the little surgery, which went well, and so she could heal. At the end of that time period I found out that me taking that leave meant I lost my current position as a wireless sales associate, so long story short I have been home for about six weeks now waiting for them to call me with a position, and also fighting to try and get unemployment. \
Now you would think I would have tons of free time to dedicate to my blogging and creating looks, but no, being home this much has made me feel cooped up and made me slightly depressed, and overly sleepy. On top of me feeling blah, my children are also home with me, so no more daycare fun, which means crabby kids.
Now, enough with all of the craziness I will tell you what I do have coming soon.
In the near future I will have a thorough review of HYD for Men skincare products that my boyfriend has been testing for me. I know this will not apply to all of my followers, but if you have a husband, boyfriend, or even just a guy friend who needs a good product recommendation make sure you check it out. I received these products thanks to IFabbo, and although there are tons of people out there reviewing these products, I think I will have a interesting point of view due to the fact that my boyfriend has issues with  psoriasis (extremely dry skin).
I also will have a review of the trending ItWorks wraps soon. I have used a couple so far, and I will give you detailed honest results as soon as I am done.
Here are a couple looks I have recently created, for more updates check out my Facebook.
 I created this look above using:
Nume's Reverse Wand and Titan 3 Wand
NYX Cosmetics Lavender Studio Perfect Primer
NYX Cosmetics Stay Matte but Not Flat Foundation in Ivory
Maybelline Shine-Free Loose Powder in Light
NYX Cosmetics Powder Blush in Angel
NYX Eye Shadow Base in White
BH Cosmetics San Francisco Palette ( Brown Shade )
BH Cosmetics Malibu Palette ( Gold Shade )
Urban Decay's Naked 2 Palette ( Half Baked, Chopper, and Verve )
BH Cosmetics Eye Liner in Black
Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara in Black
Rimmel White Eye Liner
E.L.F Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Natural
This look is Dr.Nefarious from Ratchet and Clank and I created this fun look for a contest.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Reviews and Swatches of the Mary Kay Voxbox from Influenster

Hello Lovelies!
Yesterday morning I received an amazing package from Influenster featuring Mary Kay Cosmetics, and was definitely excited to try the products because the only product I have ever tested from Mary Kay was a blue and pink eyeshadow combo quite a few years back.
I have never purchased lash primer in the past because I just typically purchase mascaras that work quite well without it, or I use fake lashes for dramatic effect, but it was exciting to be able to test this. As I brushed on the clear primer I noticed that it made my lashes seem a little bit longer, but it didn't make enough difference to make me want to take the extra step every application, or to persuade me to ever purchase this in the future.  
 Although I wasn't particularly fond of the primer, I do absolutely love this mascara. This mascara does an amazing job at lengthening and volumizing the lashes, without making them appear clumpy.
When I opened the container of this cream eye color I was really hoping it was highly pigmented because I do not own much purple shadows, but unfortunetly it is very light even with primer. The last photo in this post shows every product from this box, and as you can see the shadow is very light, even though I layered the shadow on. I also noticed that it creases easily, and it is impossible to blend out.
I used this brush to apply the cream eye color and it worked quite well, the brush seems to be high quality. 

For starters I must say I absolutely love the design of the Mary Kay lipstick tubes, and I also love this shade. This one is called Pink Cherie and it is definitely great for this summer. This lipstick is very glossy, and it seems to be quite moisturizing, but it also smells quite fruity and makes me think of my childhood lip balm, which some may not mind, but I think it's too much.
Here is a quick look using all of the products. As you can see the mascara made my lashes look amazingly long, and the shadow is quite light. The lip color, although it is quite perfect for summer, doesn't really compliment my pale skin tone, but it looks good if I actually use bronzer.

Overall it was interesting to try out some Mary Kay products, but I wasn't overall thrilled. 

Friday, July 12, 2013

Current Shoe Obession: Wedges

Hello Lovelies!

I came to the conclusion that it was about time that I did another fashion post, considering the fact that I haven't done anything fashion related since my Summer 2013 Fashion Trend Series, because I have been heavily wrapped up in promoting my Facebook, and doing makeup lately. Even though I haven't posted anything I am always finding myself creating outfits on Polyvore, which is like a giant dress up game for adults, and lately a lot of my outfits have contained wedges, so I decided that I needed to dedicate a post just to them.

To start off here is picture of three pairs of my own wedges from my Instagram. The polka dotted pair are from Payless, plain black pair are from Torrid, and the black strappy pair are from Just Fab.

I absolutely love wedges because not only do they tend to be more comfortable, but they can be worn many different ways. I also think wedges are perfect for all seasons, as there are many different styles of wedges, even wedge boots for winter. Lately wedge sneakers have been trending and are available in almost every shoe store I have came across, although they do not fit my personal style they do look cute paired with the right outfit.

Here are a few examples of my outfits using wedges from my Polyvore.

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Coral and Navy for Summer

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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Strobe Cosmetics Review, and Swatches

Hello Lovelies! 

Yesterday I received some AMAZING samples from Strobe Cosmetics and I was super excited to get some swatches because they look absolutely beautiful in the package. Strobe Cosmetics sent me twelve different shades and I love every single one of them. As you can tell from the names and the shades the shadows are very reminiscent of The Little Mermaid, which makes me even more excited.

Swatches of all the shades prove how beautiful these shadows are, even without primer they look spectacular. Strobe Cosmetics products are 100% handmade, and cruelty-free. These shadows blend splendidly, and are highly pigmented, and I definitely would recommend them.

This is my third look in my ice cream series, and I used Miracle, V.I.P, and Shellbound on the lid.
Check out my Facebook for more looks using Strobe Cosmetics, as well as other looks!
I also happen to be running a monster themed makeup contest on Facebook, so check it out!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Mermaid Makeup

Hello Lovelies!
Here is another mermaid look, this time with a lot more detail and colors.
Product List
Pixi Flawless and Poreless
NYX Stay Matte but Not Flat Foundation
Maybelline Shine-Free Loose Powder
NYX Eyeshadow Base
Sugarpill Darling, and Junebug
Bh Cosmetics 120 Palette
Urban Decay Moondust in Space Cowboy
Cailyn Cosmetics Gel Eyeliner in Purple
Ardell Natural Fake Lashes
Crayola Hair Chalk

Monday, July 1, 2013

Independence Day Inspired Makeup

Hello Lovelies!
Today is July 1st, which means it is coming awfully close to Independence Day for my fellow Americans. So, I decided I would create a red, white, and blue based makeup pictorial for you guys.


Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Inspired Makeup

Hello Lovelies!
This is look #2 in my ice cream inspired makeup series, and I decided I would go with mint chocolate chip. Not only is this my boyfriend's favorite ice cream, but I chose it because mint is a very trendy color this year.

Superman Ice Cream Inspired Makeup

Hello Lovelies!
One of the first things I come up with when thinking of summer is all the yummy treats that help cool you down. After thinking about this I decided that I was going to do a makeup series based on ice cream flavors. Yum! Here is the first look of my ice cream series, and it is based off of Superman Ice Cream. If you have any suggestions for flavors, please leave a comment.