Sunday, July 31, 2011

Blog Giveaway Winner! :)

Finally!  We have an official winner of my Smashbox giveaway!

Evita, from MakeupAndMoreByEvita, is the winner!  :)

The first winner didn't contact me until after the two days, but I'll try and get her a little prize too because she contacted me JUST a few hours late!  :-/

Thanks everyone for participating in this giveaway!  I'll be having another one soon!  :)

Friday, July 29, 2011

NOTD: Essie - Peach Daquiri

Essie - Peach Daquiri

This is a gorgeous coral-pink!  :)  I highly recommend.  And!  This is my first, but not last, Essie polish!  Hooray!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Smashbox Giveaway Winner!

This is just a quick post to let yall know I've chosen a winner for my Smashbox giveaway!  :)

She has until July 29th to send me her information before another winner is chosen.  As soon as I hear from her, I'll make an official announcement!

I will be having another giveaway shortly!  :)  It's OPI!  Yayyy!

Monday, July 25, 2011

FOTD: May 28, 2011

Main Products Used:
  • Urban Decay e/s in Sin (lid), Sidecar (lid)
  • MAC e/s in Soft Brown (crease)
  • Bobbi Brown e/s in Mahogany (brows)
  • L'Oreal HIP Cream e/l in Black
  • Make Up For Ever e/l in 0L

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Inspiration: NYX - Glitter Green

This look was done using:

NYX Glitter Cream Palette (the last shade) in Ocean Breeze. 

Main Products Used:
  • BFTE minerals in Green Apple (lid), Purple Iris (under eye)
  • MAC e/s in Carbon (crease and brows), Brule (highlight)
  • NYX Glitter Cream Palette - Green (lid)
  • L'Oreal HIP e/l in Black
  • NYX lashes in #118

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Inspiration: NYX - Glitter Blue

This look was done using:

NYX Glitter Cream Palette (the first 2 shades) in Ocean Breeze.

Main Products Used:
  • MAC e/s in Carbon (lid and brows), Ambiance (crease) and Gorgeous (highlight)
  • NYX Glitter Cream Palette - Light blue glitter (Lid), medium blue (under eye)
  • MAC e/l in Smolder
  • NYX lashes in #118
  • Rhinestones

I still have no idea how you would go about NOT making this crease on the lid like this...  This look was packed with shadow and stuff to try and dry out the cream.  I would venture to say this would only last an hour or two without creasing.  :(

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Swatches: NYX Glitter Cream Palette - Ocean Breeze

This is such a gorgeous palette!

I've only used it a few times, but I've found the glitter kind of creases on the lid.  Still working it out.  It has a great variety of blues though!  Including the middle color, which is a multi-colored glitter.

Expect some looks!  :)

Monday, July 18, 2011

FOTD: May 26, 2011

This look uses the Bobbi Brown Nude on Nude palette.  :)

Two looks for today!

 Main Products Used:
  • Bobbi Brown e/s in Mahogany (brows); Wheat (lid); Nude (brow bone)
  • MUFE e/l in 0L

This is the same look as above, with Bobbi Brown e/s in Mahogany added all over the lid.  :)

Super easy!

Giveaway: Smashbox Giveaway Update!

Hello everyone!  :)

My birthday has passed and that means my contest has officially closed (almost...closing it in a sec! Haha!)!  I'll be totaling up the entries and choosing someone soon! :)


In other news, I had an epic acrylic nail fail.  I decided to cut off my long natural nails (big mistake!) so I could use my new acrylic supplies!  The acrylic design I was trying to do didn't turn out.  Anyway, now I don't have acrylics on AND my natural nails are messed up a little.  Poo! 

I have several new polishes to swatch when my nails do get back to semi-decent though!  :) Luckily, I have a supply of posts to publish with swatches I did a few weeks ago! :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

NOTD: Orly - Passion Fruit

 Remember! There's only a few days left to enter my giveaway! Please go check it out!  :)

Orly - Passion Fruit
The above picture is the most color accurate of this shade.  The ones below show the orange-y reflect.  :)  I assure you they are the same color!  :-P

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Review: Olay Pro X Spin Brush

This product was recommend to me by Ashley at The Via Media of Beauty.

I bought this in a bundle pack (above - with the face wash AND scrub brush) at Sam's Club for about $38. Sold separately at WalMart, the scrub brush is $28, and the face wash is $17. 

The pack also came with two brush heads and batteries for the brush.

What Olay says:

Is it time to rethink your daily cleansing routine? Designed by a team of dermatologists along with Olay, the Advanced Cleansing System is as effective as a system sold by skin professionals for nearly $200.* Professionally and clinically designed to cleanse 6 times better**, the Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System also sets your skin up for supersonic anti-aging moisturization.†
Click here to see
its 4 professionally designed features.

System includes:
2-speed facial cleansing brush
Soft bristle replaceable brush head

*System with normal/dry cleanser.
**than basic cleansing
† Helps maximize the immediate hydrating effectiveness of your anti-aging moisturizer.

My Thoughts:

Brush - The brush is great.  It's battery powered which is kind of a pain.  I would prefer it to be rechargeable. I've gotten my brush wet several times, so yes, it actually is water proof.  It's fairly light-weightIt has two speeds.  The slower speed is practically useless.  I've been using my brush for maybe 2 or 3 months now and I have never used the slower speed.  I actually feel like the faster speed could stand to spin a little faster!  It does take a little maneuvering to get into the corners of my nose (different noses may not have this problem), but it does do the job there as well! 

The replacement heads are sold at WalMart for about $10 for two.  Not a bad deal.  I'm still using my first one with no problems.  :)

Facial Wash - I do have a problem breaking out with everything I put on my face.  I gave up my Purity cleanser for two weeks, and ONLY used the Olay Pro X Exfoliating Renewal Cleanser day and night.  My face remained smooth and I had very few break outs (none that I would attribute to this product).  I do feel like there could be more scrubbing beads in this wash.  I've been using my other face washes again (which work FANTASTIC with this product) and I've found that my Philosophy Microdelivery face wash, which seems to have more of a texture to it than the Olay wash, works better.


I do think this product is a wise investment! I've since recommended this product to my mom and sister - they both love it too!  :)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

NOTD: 4th of July

Main Products Used:
  • China Glaze - Ruby Pumps (red)
  • China Glaze - Up All Night (blue)
  • So Easy Stride Rite Striping Polish in White
  • Seche Vite
  • Rhinestones 

PS - I know my thumb isn't in these pics, but it's also red with the white stripes.  :)
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