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!