Sunday, December 29, 2013

NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base Review

 

Hello again! Today I have another review, on the NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base. That is a mouthful. I've been hearing more and more good things about this product and I'm so glad I purchased it! If you'd like to read my full review, please click below!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade Review

 

Hi there! Today I'm going to be review the Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade. I was super excited to try this product when I first heard about it. The shade I wanted was sold out everytime I tried ordering but I finally got it! If you want to see my review on this, click below!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

December Favorites

 

Another month has passed, more Favorties I post! December is over and I'm looking forward to the New Year. I had a great month and a great holiday, I hope you all did too. If you want to see my favorites for this month, click below

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Lorac Pro Palette Review & Swatches

 

Merry Christmas everyone! My post today is going to be on a palette I'm sure everyone is quite familiar with, the Lorac Pro palette. It has been out for quite while, but I neglected buying it. "Why do I need another neutral palette?" Well I'll tell you why, it's amazing. If you want to see swatches and my review, click below:)

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Kat Von D Eyeshadow Trio "Beyond Redemption" Review

 

Hello again! I'm here to do a review on a new Kat Von D product I picked up on sale at Sephora a few days ago. The True Romance Eyeshaodw Trio in Beyond Redemption.

It's no secret that I love the Kat Von D line, she has so many amazing products. My collection is growing! Also it's no secret that packaging gets me good, and that I'm in love with the band H.I.M. My first purchase from Kats line was the Everlasting Face Shaper Blush in the Shade Heartagram. The only reason I purchased that blush is because of the name (the heartagram is HIMs logo) it's a dark dusty rose color I probably wouldn't have picked up otherwise. I ended up loving it and I wear it all the time! Beyond Redemption is the name of a HIM song..this is another example of how names, packaging and being a crazy fan girl caused me to make a purchase!

 

 

Beyond Redemption is a trio of blue eyeshadows. A shimmer, a matte and a glitter shadow. The compact itself is just slightly bigger than a NARS blush so there is quite a lot of product inside. The packaging is plastic and features a clear top with roses and Kats logo. It's very light, but I wouldn't say it feels cheap. It's a push button to open, not loose at all and it closes very tightly. The packaging is win for me.

Onto the shadows.

First up is a shimmery ice blue color. This is my favorite, and it's my opinion the best quality shadow in the trio. It's very smooth and pigmented. Would look great on the inner corner of your eyes.

Next is a matte cornflower blue shade. This shadow is just as smooth, just not as pigmented. It's a bit patchy but you can smooth it out. I definately don't own a shade like this.

Finally we have a darker blue with silver glitter. I do not like this shade. I had to swatch it 3-4 times to get the color to show. The others I only swatched once. It feels gritty to the touch. It's just not very impressive. I'm not usually partial to glitter shadows anyway..

So, 2 out of 3 shadows are pretty good. I own the Ladybird palette, and all of those shadows are amazing. I've swatched many of her other palettes too and was always impressed. I found this little guy in the sale section of my Sephora, it was only ten dollars. Some people tend to stray away from blue eyeshadows, think Mimi from Drew Carey, but I love color and think you can always make it work! Even though this isn't a "blow me away amazing eyeshadow trio", I still like it. I'm just a collector and sometimes I buy things for crazy reasons! I'm sure some of you can relate :) I haven't gotten around to doing a look with some of these shadows yet, but I plan to soon and I'll definately share it with you guys! There are others in this True Romance Trio collection but I have not swatched them so I can't speak for their quality. I know there is a neutral/burgundy one and a green one.

Pros

Nice packaging

2 good shadows

On sale!

Good amount of product

Cons

Blues aren't very versatile

Dark shade is not impressive

And those are my thoughts on this product! I feel like I may have rambled but I was kind of torn on this product! I love it, but not for makeup reasons, haha! If you're curious about trying some Kat Von D eyeshadows, I'd recommend her 8 shadow palettes.

I hope you enjoyed my crazy review! Thank you so much for reading :)

--Nicole xox

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Easy Bright Blue Liner

 

Hi there! It's been so long since I've posted an actual eye look, and I've really been anxious to! I went to Sephora to exchange a product the other day and walked out with the same product and this new bright blue liner. It's Urban Decays 24/7 liner in Electric. It. Is. Beautiful! I know this look has been done so many times by so many people, but I'm really enjoying it and thought you might like to see how I did it! It includes a mini review on the liner too :) I didn't take pictures of the actual steps, but it's very simple. So here we go!

Products used: Urban Decay Naked Basics, 24/7 Pencil in Electric & Maybelline Great Lash in Teal Appeal.

I'm sure most of you are familiar with these liners, they're some of my favorites! I use Perversion everyday. Electric is a bright turquoise/teal color with a slight sheen to it. It glides on so easily. It stays put it my waterline, but regardless I always set it a powder on my lower or upper lashline.

 

Please excuse my brows, dear god.

- I started with a primed lid and blended Naked 2 above the crease.

- Next I took faint and blended it right over Naked 2.

- I applied crave all over my lid, then took a tiny bit on the tip of a blending brush and blended it into Faint.

- Highlighted with a matte white shadow. I could have blended this a bit more, meh.

- I heavily lined my lower lash line with Electric, bringing it into my inner corner also. I set it with a translucent powder.

- I applied falsies and black mascara to the top lashes, and Teal Appeal to the bottom lashes!

And that's it! easy but bold and fun! I really love this liner. I've only ever owned zero, perversion and whiskey 24/7 liners but now I think I'll venture out into the other colors! I picked mine up at Sephora for 19$.

I hope you all liked my post, and thank you so much for reading!!

--Nicole xo

 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

MAC Lipstick Review: Fleshpot

I'm back! Finally! And I bring with me a review on my second MAC lipstick I've purchased, Fleshpot. If you want to know my thoughts on it, click below!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Little Update and Guest Post!

Hi everyone! I just wanted to do a quick update post, I haven't posted almost a wek which is terrible! So just wanted to let you know what's been going on! First, my car was hit by a delivery truck while I was working the other day! Luckily I was not in my car, he got my poor car pretty good though. So I've been dealing with that! I still waiting to hear exactly how bad the damage is and if it's a write off. So life's been crazy lately!

On a happier note, I do have a guest blog post up on one of my favorite girls blogs, Ambifashion! So in the meantime, feel free to check her blog out! I did a fun, glittery look! So that's what's been going on with me. I hate even going a few days without posting, but it happens. I have a couple reviews coming up, and a hair post! Let's all get excited for that! Thanks for reading!! I'll be back soon!

--Nicole xox

 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Wet n Wild Color Icon Medley "No Neutral Ground" Review

 

Hello there! I'm back with a review on a palette I picked up this week from Wet n Wild. It's the Color Icon Eyeshadow Medley in No Neutral Ground. They released similar palettes this past spring but I didn't try any of those out. I bought two, and I'll have my review on the other one tomorrow! They had a buy one get one 50% off, so I paid 5 for one and 2.50 for the next, great deal! But did I like them? Click below for swatches and the review!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Thankful Blogger Friends Tag

Hi everyone, I was tagged by Ashley and Pilar for the Thankful Blogger Friends Tag! I love these girls! Please check them out and follow them! This is the second time I'm doing this because my lovely blogging app decided to just delete my whole post :( I meant to have this post up last night along with a Wet n wild review but it just wasn't working for me, today hopefully! So if you want to learn some more about me, click below!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

November Favorites!

 

Happy December everyone! Another month has gone so that means it's time for a favorites post. If you want to see what my favorite products were, click below!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Covergirl truMagic Skin Perfector Mattifier Review

 

Hello! Browsing the drugstore the other day I came across this new product, Covergirl Trumagic Skin Perfector Mattifier. I'm always up for a new mattifying product so I decided to try it out. If you want to see what I think of it, click below!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Christmas Time is Here Tag!

 

Hey there! I was tagged by Hope from BeautyandBliss67 to do the Christmas Time is Here Tag she created! I love Christmas, I'm one of those obnoxious people that gets way too into it even before thanksgiving. So this is the perfect tag for me! The picture above is my with my little tree I pit up in my room last year. I'll be getting all my Christmas goodies out this weekend, but to tide me over here the Christmas Tag!

Christmas Time Is Here tag by Beauty&Bliss!

Questions:

1. What is your favorite thing about Christmas?

I love everything! I love the music, how everyone just seems more joyful. I love the decorations the movies drinking peppermint coffee, eating more food and sweets that I should and spending time with my family.

2. When you were a kid, what did you leave for Santa on Christmas Eve?

Those sugar cookies with the picture of something Christmas related on it, that you just sliced and baked. We made those all the time. And milk, of course.

3. Do you and/or your family have any Christmas traditions?

Not really anymore, my parents use to let me open one gift on Christmas Eve and we always use to watch Rudolph but not so much anymore. We would go to my gramdmas on Christmas Day but she is a snowbird now. So no I don't really have any traditions anymore. :(

4. When decorating, do you go all out or just do a small amount of decorating?

I go all out! And I like the fun, tacky stuff! I decorate one whole tree with strictly Sesame Street christmas ornaments I use to collect as a kid.

5. What is your favorite Christmas dinner food?

Sweet Potatoes

6. What is your favorite Christmas movie?

The Grinch, Rudolph and Nightmare Before Christmas.

7. What is your favorite Christmas song?

Cold December Night by Michael Buble

8. What was your favorite gift you've ever received?

The complete series of Boy Meets World on DVD.

9. What is your favorite Christmas memory?

I really love all the Christmas memories I have with my dad. Especially three years ago going shopping at the mall for presents.

10. Does it snow where you live?

Yes, a lot.

11. Do you own an "ugly holiday sweater"?

No! I need one!

12. Hot chocolate or eggnog?

I've never had eggnog.

13. Have you ever been kissed under a mistletoe?

No actually.


I tag anyone who wants to do this! It was a lot of fun, thanks Hope for tagging me! Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and thank you for reading!!

--Nicole


 

 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Sonia Kashuk Lavish Luxe Brush Set Review

Hi there, today I'm going to review a recent purchase, the Sonia Kashuk Lavish Luxe Brush Set. I've been wanting to purchase another brush set but couldn't bring myself to purchase a Sigma one. When I saw this one, I knew I had to have it! It's a limited edition set and I'm assuming it will be available through the Holidays at Target! If you want to see my review on this, click below!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Covergirl Lash Perfection Mascara Review

 

Hey there! Today I have another mascara review for you. Covergirl Lash Perfection Mascara. This is actually one of my favorite mascaras, I've gone through so many! I recently decided to repurchase after the Falsies Black Drama fiasco. I should always just go with what I know..if you want to see my review on this mascara, click below! :)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

This or That Tag

 

Hey ladies! Tonight I have a tag for you. I have a couple tag posts I need to catch up on so expect another one soon! I was tagged to do this by MissBeautyInsider. Go check her blog out its wonderful! And thank you for tagging me girl! I have done this tag once before, but they're always fun to do again!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Maybelline Color Elixir Review- Hibiscus Haven

 

Hi everyone! I have another lip product review for you, the new Maybelline Color Elixir by Colorsensational in Hibiscus Haven. Again I've let a few days slip by me without blogging and I don't like that! Time just gets away from me and I had all intentions of being super productive this morning and then a migraine struck! I told it to get lost I have an awesome review to write, and it put up a fight but I won. I'm rambling now because it's 1am and I should be sleeping.. Any way back to the product, I'm kind of obsessed with this. If you want to read my review on it, please click below!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Revlon Matte Balm Swatches & Review

 

Hi everyone! I haven't blogged since Sunday and I'm so sad about that. Things were just not working outl but I'm back! I recently purchased a couple of the new Revlon Matte Balms and I'm here to show you some swatches and my review! If you want to see more about these, click below!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sephora Urban Essentials Reward

 

Friday night I went to Sephora because I knew I only had 20 dollars to spend to get to 500 points, and spend I did. I was so excited when I got an e-mail about this new 500 point Urban Essentials reward because I'm a total Urban Decay Junkie. If you want to see a mini review on the things inside, click below!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Review: Maybelline "The Falsies Black Drama" Mascara

 

Hey lovelies! Today's post is a review on a new mascara, Maybelline The Falsies Black Drama. I am running low on my current favorite (L'Oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions) and decided instead of repurchasing, I'd pick something new up. If your interested to see my opinions on this mascara, click below!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Hair Care Routine: Long, Strong Hair

 

Hi ladies! I recently had some questions about the products I use on my hair. I've been wanting to do a post on this for a while so what better time than now :) Many of these products are holy grail, tried and true products for me. If you want to see what products I use to keep my hair healthy, click below! It's a long one again !

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Ideal Palette Tag: Neutrals

Browsing my youtube subscriptions the other day I came across the wonderful CarahAmelies new video called My Ideal Palette Tag! I thought it was such a fun idea. Basically you pick 2 highlight colors, 2 lid colors, 2 crease colors, 2 outer corner colors 2 bonus colors and palette packaging, that would form your ideal palette. I knew I wanted to do a post about this but I made mine slightly different. I just basically picked some of my favorite neutrals that I'd love to have in one palette. I picked 7, which bugs me now because why didn't I just pick 8..Oh well. I plan to do a follow up post of my ideal colorful palette, because we all know I love color. ALSO, all of these shadows but one are from Urban Decay. Mostly because the majority of my neutral eyeshadows are from Urban Decay palettes and their eyeshadows are the best I've ever tried. Anyway this is a huge intro lets just get to the business.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

What's in my purse?

 

Hello everyone! Tonight I wanted to show you what's in my purse! I just cleaned out my bag yesterday and switched to this one. If I would have done this post 2 days ago it would have been all garbage. Seriously my purse was getting out of hand! I can't handle that and usually keep my bags pretty clean. So if you want to see what I carry with me click below!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

OOTD&FOTD

 

Hi ladies! Tonight's post is going to be an Outfit and Face of the Day! I'm trying hard to become a bit more stylish because I am so not. I swear I wear a variation of the same outfit all the time. It's what I'm comfortable with though! It's a push to get me out of my yoga pants.. If you want to see my ensemble for dinner with my boyfriend tonight, click below. :)

Friday, November 8, 2013

Sunshine Award & Liebster Award

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! I was nominated by two wonderful ladies for the Sunshine Award and the Liebster Award. I was nominated for the Sunshine award by Ambi of Ambi Fashion and the Liebster Award by Kim of PeachyPowderPuff. Both those ladies have awesome blogs and you should definitely go follow them. Thank you girls so much for nominating me <3 :)

I'm going to combine the 2, because they both have similar rules. I've answer both the ladies questions and create my own for you at the end! For the Sunshine Award, you are suppose to list 11 facts about yourself, so I'll start with that! Click below to read my answers!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Makeup Collection Storage

 

Hey there, today I bring you an update of my makeup storage/collection. I did a post of how I store my "daily" makeup in the beginning of September. I said I was going to do an update post when I was able to get my whole collection organized somehow. This is the setup I've been using since a few days after that post and I like it and wanted to share it with you! I just want to say, I know I have an absurd amount of makeup..I've worked very hard to buy all this stuff (with the exception of some bday gifts from the bf.) So if you want to see how I organize my sick obsession, click below :) it's a long one FYI!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Dramatic Pink & Purple Look

 

Hey there, today I bring you another eye look. This is slightly similar to one of the first tutorials I posted on a purple smoky you can see here. But it's much more dramatic and still different. If you want to see how I got this look, click below! :)

Monday, November 4, 2013

Icy Blue Eyes

 

Hello everyone! Today I wanted to share a fun, easy look I did. In a way it was inspired by my nail polish, Sinful Colors Gorgeous. If you want to see how I got this look, click below :)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder Review

 

Today I wanted to post a quick review on a product I picked up a few weeks ago, the Urban Decay De-Slick Powder. I bought this the same day I got my Vice 2 Palette, but wanted to use it for a few weeks before I reviewed it. If you want to see what I think of it, click below :)

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Anastasia Brow Genius Kit Review

Hi there! I'm here today with a review on this product I bought about a month ago, the Anastasia Brow Genius Kit. It's one of the most unique products I own. If you want to see my review on this, click below!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Halloween FOTD

 

Hey ladies! Halloween was yesterday, and I didn't do anything. I rarely do on the actual day because I work. BUT, I always do some festive makeup look. This years is a little more tame than last years, I was really feeling the color purple. I've been posting a lot of face of the days lately, I just haven't had a ton of time to write up great posts. I'm hoping to have a couple reviews up in the next week! If you want to see the products I've used for this look, click below. :)

Thursday, October 31, 2013

All Drugstore Purple & Gold FOTD

 

Hi ladies, today I'll be showing my makeup for today that features all drugstore products. I did the drugstore tag a couple days ago and was inspired to do this! If you want to see the products I used, click below :)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Goodbye Halloween.

 

Sad face, Halloween is over tomorrow. I did a really bad job of blogging fun halloween looks I did this year. I kept saying oh ill post about that tomorrow, but never did! So I just wanted to get this quick post up while it's still technically Halloween! So if you want to see so e of them, click below :) also a couple of them have blood and stuff, if you're not into it I apologize but I am!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Everyday Makeup Brushes

 

Two posts in one night, go me! I meant to get this post up yesterday, but had some issues. So I'm bringing it to you today. Out of all the makeup brushes I own, I reach for these on a daily basis. I apologize for the weird picture quality. I'm still working on my lighting situation.

I'm going to start with face brushes. From left to right.

Sigma F30 Large Powder Brush- I use this everyday to apply my Rimmel Stay Matte. It's a synthetic brush from the Sigma Mrs. bunny Collection. It's very large, fluffy and ridiculously soft.

Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki- If I'm not using my Beauty Blender to apply foundation, I'm using this. I love it to apply liquid foundation. It's dense but very soft. Synthetic bristles. It buffs it in flawlessly, no streaks.

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush- I use this brush for many different things, applying liquid foundation, contouring, blending blush and bronzer. It's super soft, synthetic bristles. Besides all that it's asthetically pleasing. It stands on its own!

Sigma F40 Large Angled Contour- I love this brush to apply blush or Bronzer. It's natural bristles. Not as soft as the synthetic ones but still soft. This is one of my favorite brushes, probably because I love blush and Bronzer so much!

Next well do eye brushes, starting with blending brushes.

E35 Tapered Blending- I use this natural bristled brush a lot for blending shadow out in my crease! It's the mini version I got for spending over $30 on Sigmas website.

E40 Tapered Blending- this is my go-to brush for applying a transition shade into my crease. This is the synthetic version from the Mrs. bunny Kit. I own the natural version but I just like this one better for some reason. This one is a littler more sturdy.

ELF Blending Eye Brush- I use this to apply dark shades into my crease. It's smaller than my regular blending brushes and the natural bristles really pack the color in. Also it was a DOLLAR. For real. It's a bit flimsy but for a dollar, works great.


Onto the rest of the eye brushes

ELF Smudge Brush- This brush is great for smudging out eyeliner on the lower lashline and applying shadow there. This brush was also a dollar!

Sigma E55 Eye Shading- Again this is from the Mrs Bunny Kit, it does an amazing job of packing shadow onto the lid!

Sigma E70 Angled Shading- The next two are the same brush, one is just synthetic. I use the first one strictly to apply my browbone highlight. And the next one strictly to apply my paint pot to my lid. For whatever reason, this brush is stained purple though. Don't ask me how or why it just it!

Sigma E65 Small Angled Liner- I own 2 of these. I love them for filling in my brows with powder, applying shadow to the lower lashline, gel liner. They have many uses! I feel like you can never have enough angled liner brushes.

So those are my favorites! I love brushes and I've been meaning to invest in another sigma kit. The last time I bought from them was almost two years ago. I'm dying to try some more Real Techniques brushes as well. What are some of your favorite brushes?! Hope you enjoyed this post and maybe try some of these out :)

Thanks for reading !

--Nicole

 

Liebster Award #3

Hey there! Today Ive been nominated for the Liebster Award by the beautiful Rachel. Thank you for this nomination girl! Go check out her blog, it's lovely!

This is an award designed to give bloggers with under 200 followers some exposure for their hard work in creating and writing blog posts. So basically you answer the questions given by the blogger who nominated you, then you create your own questions and tag some deserving bloggers. This is my 3rd time. Wing nominated:)

1.Why did you start your blog?

I've always wanted to blog or makeup youtube videos. I finally decided to start blogging because I had the reassures to do it and sone extra time. I loved to read beauty blogs and always wanted to have my own :)

2. What's your dream career and why?

My dream is to one day be involved in creating a makeup line.

3. What's your favourite season and why?

Fall! I love this time of year so much, I'm a very festive person.

4. Christmas or Halloween?

Both! Halloween-Christmas time is my absolute favorite time of year.

5. If you could choose to be a celebrity for a day, who would it be?

Ville Valo, he's the singer from my favorite band. I know I'd want to be a guy just to see how it is. Also he is Finnish so I'd probably get to be in a beautiful Scandinavian country. It would just be a completely different life!

6. What's your favourite winter drink?

Chai Tea Latte.

7. Who's your biggest inspiration and why?

I don't think I have a single person, I get inspired by many different things. Just the general beauty of the world is my inspiration.

8. Would you prefer to stay in with a good book, or a movie?

Movie!

9. Where's the one place you'd love to visit?

Finland! Or Hawaii, my boyfriends sister lives there. We're hoping to go there next year, we will see.

10. What's your favourite animal?

Koala or Panda Bear!

11. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?

Oh gosh I don't know, I don't want to fly. I wouldn't want to know what people are thinking OR be invisible. I guess maybe being able to move/ do things with my mind.. Is that a superpower or a witch power!? Haha.

Great questions Rachel :)


My questions..!

1. If you could only use one foundation, mascara and eyeliner for the rest of your life which would it be?

2. What would you tell your younger self about makeup?

3. Do you plan to dress up for Halloween?

4. Mac or PC?

5. Tablet or Laptop?

6. Favorite tv show?

7. Any tattoos or piercings?

8. Do you prefer bold lip or bold eye?

9. What's your biggest flaw?

10. What's one "beauty rule" you preach but don't practice?

11. A quote you live by.


I want to tag anyone who wants to do this! Thanks again to Rachel for tagging me.


 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Drugstore Makeup Tag

 

 

 

Hi there :) today I wanted to show you my most used makeup brushes, but there was a little snafu and I forgot my camera at home so I decided to do a tag instead! I found this one from one of my favorite youtubers blogs MakeupbyAlli.com

1. What is your favorite drugstore makeup brand overall?

I'd have to go with L'Oreal or NYX.

2. What are your favorite face, cheek and lip products?

For face: L'Oreal True Match Foundation, Rimmel Stay Matte Powder, ELF Maximum Coverage Concealer. For Cheeks: NYC Sun n Brozner, Milani Baked Blushes, and ELF highlighters. And Lip: Wet n Wild lipsticks especially from the Fergie Collection. I love Baby Lips, Revlon Lipsticks, Maybelline Color Whispers. My favorite Lipliner is Toast from Maybelline. I'm going to include eyes in this also: L'Oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara, Rimmel Soft Kohl liners, Wet n Wild Mega Liner, L'Oreal Infallible Shadows. Maybelline Define A Brow Maybelline Clear Mascara.

3. Least favorite product?

I tried the Wet n Wild eye makeup remover and it burned my eyes SO bad.

4. What is the best makeup bargain?

I'd say NYC, Wet n Wild and ELF. All those brands have some really great products and are very affordable!

5. What is your favorite underdog product? (Something you love that often gets overlooked?)

My current favorite Bronzer is NYC Sun n Bronze in Montauk Bronze. I'd seen it a lot but never purchased it and can't believe that gem was hiding on me. I just love it. Everyone go try it!

6. A drugstore product that is overpriced?

Some foundations, I actually saw one at CVS for TWENTY dollars and I couldn't believe it. I know CVS tends to be a bit more expensive but still. I've seen a few eyeliners and mascaras too for around 11-13 dollars and I think that's crazy for drugstore.

7. Show your best drugstore dupe(s)!!

So this is more of just a color dupe, but the Fergie for Wet n Wild Lipstick in Pentouse Sweet is the exact same color as Kat Von D Everlasting Love Liquid Lipstick in Backstage Bambi. The KVD Liquid Lipstick is a completely different formula with incredible staying power and Penthouse Sweet is just a regular lipstick. BUT when I want a hot pink lipstick but don't want to waste my precious Kat Von D, I use the Wet n wild

Pentouse Sweet is left picture, middle swatch. Backstage Bambi on right.

8. Drugstore product that isn't worth the hype?

Im not a fan of Covergirl Lashblast, I know a lot of people like that. The brush is just too big for my eyeballs. I also didn't enjoy Revlon Soft Nude lipstick, it looked bad on me :(

This was a fun tag to do :) I love drugstore products and as you can see I've found a lot of favorites! I'm tagging anyone who wants to do this! Tomorrow I'll be back with a makeup brush post, so stay tuned for that! I hoped you liked this tag, and maybe try out some of the products I mentioned :) ps. Follow me on twitter @neenersmakeup I've been tweeting a lot more!

Thanks for reading!!

--Nicole

 

 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

October Favorites

 

I know this is up a bit early, but I has such a busy weekend I didn't have a lot of time for a tutorial post like I planned. I hate going more than a day without posting, so I figured a favorites would be a good solution! I feel like I could have added so many more products, but I like to make sure I've been using the products for the majority of the month instead of just a week or so. I'm sad October is over, it's my favorite month. Oh well, time for me to get into the Christmas mood! Yes, I'm one of those annoying people who gets into the spirit way too early. Anywhooo here are my favorites for the month of October!

1. ELF Baked Highlighter in Blushed Gems. I hauled this at the beginning of the month. It's a beautiful shimmery pink champagne color. I only own a few actual highlighters and this is the one I use most often. I've basically used it everyday since I've gotten it. It highlights beautifully and isn't too glittery or white. Also I believe it was only $3.00? So worth it.

2. Next we have three lip products. The first is a Wet n Wild lipstick in Dollhouse Pink. I absolutely love this color. It's a Barbie pink color which I've really been loving lately. Most people get into dark lips this time of year but I just haven't found myself wearing them as often as I did last year. This is a matte lipstick and will make your lips look very dry so moisturizer well before you apply! Next 2 products are the Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue formula. I have a review post of those you can read here. That says it all, I just love these. I find myself using this frequently during the day. I love the medicated feeling they give.

3. ELF Maximum Coverage Concealer. This was also included in my big Elf haul. This concealer is great. It really does offer maximum coverage but doesn't feel thick at all. I use it to cover any acne or redness I have. I haven't had any problems with it breaking me out either. I don't use it under my eyes because I have a different favorite product for that. Again, only $3.00.. Can't beat it!

4. NYX Lipliner in Dolly Pink. I bought this specifically to pair with a couple bright pink lipsticks I've bought Dollhouse Pink being one of them. I wore that combo a lot this month. Dolly Pink is a brighter blue based pink while Dollhouse pink is more of a muted neutral pink, if that make sense. Paired together, they make a great long wearing bright pink lip.

 

Dollhouse Pink on top, Dolly Pink below.

5. L'Oreal True Match Foundation. I had heard a lot of great things about this foundation. It's been out for a while and I finally decided to try it. I've used it everyday since! I think I bought it in mid-September? It gives me amazing coverage and I really don't feel like I'm wearing a high coverage foundation. The shade I have is W3 and I think it matches me well! I wish it had a pump but oh well.

6. NYC Sun n Bronze in Montauk Bronze. This has become my go-to Bronzer. It has just the slightest bit of shimmer, but it's so minimal you can still contour with it. I hit pan on my Hoola Brozner and I'm really savoring that bad boy so I'm glad to have this one :) I've seen this Bronzer so many times and never gave it a second thought but I'm glad I decided to pick it up, I love it! I think I paid about $5.00 for this, very affordable!

7. NYX single eyeshadow in White. This is just a good white eyeshadow. It's not as white as the one from an old ELF quad that I just love, but it's still great. I've been using it consistently since I got it. It's cheap, and good quality!

8. Urban Decay Naked Basics palette. This has become my eyeryday palette. If I don't feel like spending a lot of time on my makeup I just use this. Every shade is super pigmented and beautiful. I made a post on my everyday eye and featured this, I loved pairing that look with the bright pink lip I mentioned above.

So that's it for my favorites for October. I feel like I honestly went crazy this month buying all sorts of new products! I feel like maybe I should do a month long spending ban? But honestly I just got promoted to VIB status at Sephora and I have a coupon to spend. Maybe after that I'll do it :)

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, thank you so so much for reading!

--Nicole