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Friday, October 17, 2014

Halloween Makeup!

Hey Beauties! Fall is definitely in the air!
This is the first morning that I have gotten up and walked outside and actually really smelled the fall leaves. I love it! Fall is my favorite season. And my favorite holiday is Halloween! I love everything about Halloween. Decorating, costumes, candy, trick or treating, Halloween parties, and of course...Halloween makeup! I have been seeing some really cool faces floating around the internet on YouTube and Facebook etc... It's really giving me the itch to play around on some costume ideas. Looks like a trip to my local Halloween store coming soon. Here's a few I want to try out!
First and foremost is Nicole Guirerro's beautiful take on the queen of hearts. From the second I saw this, I just knew I had to try it! Luckily for me, she made a whole tutorial on it! Check it out here.

Another fantastic one from Nicole Guirerro! Did I mention that she is my favorite Youtube Beauty Guru? Well now you know. Killer Clown Couple. I haven't seen the video tutorial yet as it was just recently uploaded but I'll post a link here and we can all watch it together!

I am loving this! It's so intense with minimal color. After I'm done with the Queen of Hearts, this one is up next!

I like this one because it's intense, but simple! Great for when you need to get ready quick!

Sugar Skulls and skeletons have become pretty overrated the past couple of years, but these that I found are so amazing, I just can't pass up trying them. 


Of course, Halloween would not be complete without a creepy clown. 

One last one. Everyone can all agree that dolls can very much be creepy. Annabelle anyone? How about a ventriloquist? This take on one is absloutley stunning though!

Again, a trip to the Halloween store is coming soon. I cannot wait to try out some of these and show them to you. Happy Halloween beauties and show me some love in the comments. Even better, I want to see YOUR Halloween Makeup!!


Sunday, October 12, 2014

What Have I Been Up To? Mini Jewelry Haul And Upcoming Blogs

Good Evening Beauties!

Quick Update on life. Not too much to report, just been busy with working, my girls and what not. Guess who has already started thier Christmas shopping? This girl!! And of course a little shopping for myself. Check out my mini jewelry haul!

3 adorable cuff bracelets from BCBG Generation 
The bracelets say Amor, Love, and Bella and I love them all so much! 
Plus I am also in love with my new sexy Betsey Johnson studs! 

Anyways, I need to do some restocking in makeup life, so I hope to have a makeup haul coming soon! 

Also upcoming, an empties blog. Products that I have used up and would I repurchase? 

Xoxo Stay Tuned

Covergirl Hello Gorgeous Foundation Review

Hello beauties! It's time!!...for the Covergirl Hello Gorgeous Makeup Review! Finally. So, I know in my original haul picture I posted two foundations that I purchased, but being that I have been self tanning lately I've only used the darker of the two so far, number 305. 
Let's start out with what it promises on the package: 
- One simple step for a flawless, natural look that lasts all day. 
- Blends evenly into skin tone and reduces shine all day. 
- Oil Free
- Won't clog pores
- Suitable for sensitive skin
Ok, so I was super excited for this product as I do have very oily skin. When I wear foundation I either have to wear a thin layer, or I need a foundation specifically formulated for oily skin. This one is oil free. 
  First thing I noticed upon opening the package was the smell. The smell to this foundation is not a very chemically one at all which is super! Let me post a before photo before using the foundation. 
Why am I in a towel? Alrighty, well obviously I had just gotten out of the shower and I also happened to be trying out a self tanner for another blog and decided to shoot two birds with one stone with this picture. 
Why is my face so shiny? Yeah, I also have a face mask on. Back to business. 

I applied the foundation over top of my normal routine of toner, moisturizer, and face primer. I also used a large flat top kabuki brush from Elf. It did seem to blend well with the brush, but this foundation is a little on the thick side so I did notice brush strokes. I feel this foundation would definitely be better applied with a beauty blender or sponge, however mine is missing in action so that was not an option for me. No chemically smell on my face which is a plus. As far as coverage I would say light to medium coverage but it was definitely buildable. I applied two layers. 

Here is a photo I took right after applying the rest of my makeup. I did a subtle contour so you could really see the color of the foundation. I did set it with Rimmel Stay Matte translucent powder. And so all that's left is the test of time. Will it hold up?
This photo is taken after about 6 hours of wear. Hard to tell from the photo as my lighting is a bit off. My face is a bit shiny in the normal T-zone area, but nothing drastic. I did not apply any more powder on my face as a touch up throughout the day, so this is straight foundation. Not too shabby I must say. 

So, would I repurchase? Yes. I feel I would repurchase this product because it definitely held up to its standards to me. It would not be a product I would wear in summer as it is a bit thick. But, overall a winner from Covergirl! 

Xoxo Stay beautiful Beauties

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Hello makeup lovers! Have you checked out my St Tropez Self Tanner Reveiw yet? If not, head on over there and check it out! I know in my last post I said I had a popular self tanner to review which was coincidentally the St Tropez one that wasn't quite done yet, and when I finally did finish and post, it posted it before my stay tuned update. Oh well. Still more reviews to come, and as promised I am working on the Covergirl Hello Gorgeous Reveiw as we speak. 

Please let me know in the comments if you want to see more self tanner reveiws as well, because I have purchased another and dying to try it out! 

That's right! In case you didn't remember, I am a self tanner junkie! 

So stay tuned for more reviews. Have a good week loves and see you soon!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Upcoming Self Tanner an Covergirl Hello Gorgeous Review

Hey Loves! It's been a crazy week. But I do have some reviews in the works. I have tried the Covergirl Hello Gorgeous Foundation from my Ulta haul with pictures! Also in the works...a very popular self tanner. Stay tuned!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

St Tropez Self Tanner Review

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   Ok, so I may just have to consider my self a self tanning encyclopedia, or maybe a self tanner freak? Either way, I have been self tanning quite a few years now and I have tried just about every self tanner they have on the market. I have tried awesome ones, decent ones, and some extremely horrible self tanners. St Tropez, although one of the more popular ones out there, is actually the most recent self tanner I have tried. So, let's do a quick review. 
   I opted for the starter kit which are three sample size products. The original St Tropez Self Tanner itself has a price tag of $38. I did not want to spend that much on a product that I wasn't sure what the outcome would be.

The starter kit comes with a travel size exfoliater, bronzing mousse, and prep and maintain lotion. Yes, I incorporated all 3 exactly like it stated in the instructions. 

Exfoliater- of course I shaved first, then used a standard loofah to exfoliate. I love the smell of this exfoliater and I found I did not need a lot of product to get the job done. A+

Prep and Maintain Lotion- now the instructions were too after using the exfoliater, apply the Prep and Maintain lotion and you should do this the day BEFORE you apply your self tanner. Which is what I did but after my first use, I don't see any problem in just applying a few hours before applying self tanner so that it can all be done in one day. The scent of this lotion is ABSOLUTLEY AMAZING. Honestly, I would just straight buy the lotion no doubt. A++

Self Tanner- now I was a little imitimidated by the size of this product. But let me tell you, the little travel size that comes with this starter kit will last you a good 4 to 5 times. It does have a light color guard so you can see where the product is going, which I like. The color pay off I was slightly thrown off. It was a bit lighter then I was expecting but not in a bad way if that makes any sense. It was just enough color to make a difference. No streaks, just a perfect mousse that goes on smooth and moisturizing. If you were looking for a darker tan, you could definitely build it up. It takes about 4 to 8 hours to build your color and the color guard washes off with no problem. 

UPDATE*** I somehow lost my before and after pictures of using this self tanner. BUT, it's been almost a week which means that it's that time again. So, I will update in a new post my before and after pictures so you can have a look!

Conclusion: Is this a good self tanner? Absolutley! Is it the best I have tried? No. It is however, very versatile so I would say out of all the self tanners I have tried, this one I believe would be a winner for most skin types and shades. With that said, I do recommend this self tanner for anyone interested in finding one of the best and most sold out there. 
   I would also like to throw out there that I have also picked up a new, and rather popular as of the late, self tanner! So, please let me know in the comments if you are interested in a review!

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Bh Cosmetics 120 Color Palette 2nd Edition Review

    Bh Cosmetics 120 Color palette 2nd edition

  So, I have had this palette for quite some time now and decided to do a review for a couple reasons. Number one being it's an awesome palette! Number two reason being that I have been on the fence for quite a while now about purchasing the Urban Decay Electric palette. 

  Urban Decay Electric Palette  

  We all know how much I love Urban Decay. And if you don't... I LOVE URBAN DECAY... Ok anyways... I own a few palettes by Urban Decay and pretty much use the Naked and the Naked 2(I do not yet have the Naked 3) everyday. Here comes the BUT. BUT, a part of me cannot justify spending $49 on palette with only 10 very bright colors that I probably would not use everyday, especially in the cooler months. To me when I think electric colors, I think of summer. But maybe that is just me. I'm not knocking anyone who does and I am definitely not knocking Urban Decay's Electric palette by any means. I'm sure it's wonderful just like every other palette of theirs that I do own.
   The point of this post is that I realized that I have this exceptional palette from bh Cosmetics that has 120 colors, many which are pretty electric, but also many neutral colors as well. was a fraction of the cost. I believe I paid in the $14.95 area for 120 COLORS! Here are some swatches. 

Swatches from bh Cosmetics 120 color 2nd edition palette 

  As you can see, the colors are pretty pigmented. I have had this palette for about 6 months now and I have found that I can create endless looks with it. But what I absolutely love about the palette is the endless color selections. You have your brights, neons, neutral, and metallics. I have never had any problem with fall out from this product either. The eye shadows are a bit more chalky then say those of Urban Decay shadows which are a bit more packed and creamier. But the staying power of these shadows are great. 
   So in conclusion, will this palette keep me from eventually purchasing Urban Decay's Electric pallete? Probably not because a big part of me feels I just HAVE to have it. But I also feel that if I do eventually get it and try it out, I would probably find many of the same colors and outcomes of the fabolous palette I already own. Thanks for reading and below I have a posted a more 'neon' look I did with the bh Cosmetics 120 Color Palette 2nd edition. 

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Ulta Beauty Mini Haul

Check out the new stuff I bought today. Smells like review time coming up soon!

What's Pictured:
- Covergirl Ready, Set Gorgeous in the color 220
- Covergirl Ready, Set Gorgeous in the color 305
- NYX Primal Colors eyeshadow in the color PC06 Hot Orange
- OPI Nail Lacquer in the color DS Mystery

Saturday, August 30, 2014

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My Holy Grail Nail Polishes

I literally have thousands of nail polishes (see image). So, when I find one that makes me light up from the inside and has me singing hallelujah A Capella, it's a great day. Ok, I am exaggerating but only a little. It's rare for me to find a nail polish that I feel lost without. That's why there's only a few to mention. And what makes them so dear to my heart is not only their   beautiful color, but their strength and and lasting quality as well. None of us want a nail polish that chips after a days wear. 

So, let's get to it! I want to show you some of my favorites and why they are my holy grails. 

Essie's Mint Candy Apple(sorry for my messy bottle)

  First up is Essie's Mint Candy Apple. I own a ton of Essie nail polishes and have about 4 or 5 in this same color range. There's no other nail polish out there that has gotten me more compliments than this one when I wear it. It is honestly the perfect mint green and completely perfect for spring 

 But really I get complimented on it whenever I wear it no matter what season we are in. 

Red Nail Polish

  Whenever I can't decide on what color I want my nails to be, I always resort to red nail polish. Why? Because nothing is more feminine, chic, and classic than badass red nail polish.

Loreal Devil Wears Red
 What a truly deep and amazing color. It's shiny and I have yet to find a Loreal nail polish that doesn't chip on me. It is a bit of a darker red though, so I like to save it for the cooler fall and winter months. 

Nicole by OPI Please Red-Cycle
  There are many different shades of red especially when it comes to the nail polish world and when I'm looking to wear/purchase a red nail polish my taste is usually a more fiery red, especially in the summer months. Nicole hit it right on the spot with this one. But NYC's Times Square is an almost and very affordable dupe. 

NYC Times Square
  The above sentence says it all! And that bottle is probably the 4th one I have purchased. Please, New York Color, never discontinue!

OPI Cajun Shrimp
  This is my most recent purchase and favorite nail polish. I loved it the second I seen it on the shelf. It's the perfect red with fiery orange undertones and also the color I'm wearing on my fingers right now. Day 4 and not a single chip!

OPI Hot & Spicy

  The perfect summer color to me is one that is bright, almost neon, yet beautiful and classic. Hot & Spicy is my go to color when I need something peachy... Wait coral! This nail polish is all of the above. That's why I love it. 

Loreal Sexy in Sequins

  I have to be in a very glitzy an glamorous mood to want to wear a glitter nail polish. Mainly because glitter nail polish is so hard to get off! But when I need a glitter nail polish for a night on the town, I resort to this one. It's the perfect shade of purple and they didn't skimp on the glitter! My biggest pet peeve is when a glitter nail polish looks beautiful in the bottle but a clear mess with tiny bits of glitter on your nail. So, thank you Loreal. 

Loreal Owl's Night

  This was a limited edition color from Loreal a few years ago so I apologize to anyone that likes it and is unable to find it. It has been a favorite nail polish of mine for many years so I would feel weird not mentioning it. Oh, how to describe this perfect color. It's brown yet gold. From far away my fingers look bronze but up close and in the light, they shine gold like a halo. Yeah, that's it a halo. This nail polish is an angel. I rarely wear it though, because when it runs out, Loreal is not prepared for the uncontrollable begging that will follow. 

Covergirl Stay Brilliant Coral Silk
 Orange has been a big hit this year with style and makeup. I have done so much experimenting with orange this year, I may as well become an Oompa Loompa. Kidding. I stocked up on a lot of orangey nail polishes though and this is by far my favorite. Beautiful, shiny, neon, and bright. Even though Covergirl polishes never seem to last long for me, they are true to their name. Stay Brilliant!

Maybelline's Color Show Street Art Collection.  Pictured: Blue Beats

  I seem to have left my days of wacky nail polishes and crazy designs behind in my younger years. But we all feel a little funky sometimes. Maybelline's Street Art collection is brilliant and happens to be what I'm wearing on my piggies at this exact moment. They come in many paint splatter colors, but Blue Beats just happens to be my favorite. Please remember to wear a darker color underneath or the polish won't show up as well. Pictured above is Essie's Licorice and is what I used. 

  That's it for now on my favorite nail polishes. I am sure I will find many more a long the way. I would love to know what some of your favorites are or any that you would recommend for me. Comment below and as always thank you for reading my post!