Thursday, January 30, 2014

January Favorites

Hello everyone. It's time for my January Favorites! I have a lot of good ones this month! If you want to see what products I picked, click below :)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Naked 3 Everyday Rose Gold Smoky Eye

Hey there! Today I wanted to show you a quick look I put together with my new Naked 3 Palette! I'm totally in love with it, I've used it everyday since I bought it! If you'd like to see my post with swatches, click here. If you want to see how I got this look, click below!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

AMAZING Mascara Alert!-- L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Black Lacquer Review


Hi! Today I'm going to tell you all about a new drugstore gem that I found. L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara in Black Lacquer. I like trying new mascaras, it's always fun to see how different brushes and formulas work differently for me. Personally, I like my mascaras to have a drier formula, and a smaller brush. I have thin, not so impressive lashes. If you're in the same boat I am, I think you'll like this too. If you want to see my review, click below!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette Review


Yes I've gone and done it. I said I wouldn't buy it but lookey here. I remember when I first saw the pictures floating around Instagram of this, I didn't like it. I thought it was tacky looking. Obviously I was quite wrong. It's completely amazing and beautiful.

My only gripe with this palette, I wish they would have changed the packaging. I mean, I can dig the metal case it's quite secure and everything. But I think it would have been neat if it differed from Naked 2. It's just not my favorite. But that's just me. The first Naked palette was warm toned, second was cool, and this is more rose-gold toned shadows. This of course comes with 12 new awesome shadows. All excellent quality, highly pigmented. A mixture of shimmer, mattes and sparkles. A dual ended brush, and samples of all their eyeshadow primer potions. A crowd pleaser all around.

Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit, Buzz, Trick.

Nooner, Liar, Factory, Mugshot, Darkside, Blackheart

I also thought it might have been nice if they named the shadows something with more of a romantic theme.. Idk just spitballing here.. I still love this with all my being..


Click picture to make it bigger!

The only shadow I'm not so sure about is dust. It felt a little chalky to me. But none the less, it's pretty.

My favorites: Limit, Buzz, Nooner, Liar and Blackheart. Blackheart is like no shadow I've seen.. Black with tons of red sparkle. Amazing. Something else I noticed about these shadows, I didn't get a ton of fallout! I usually do get fallout with the shimmery UD shadows but from what I've seen, I have a lot less with this particular palette.

The brush included is the one on the bottom. I wanted to show you a comparison between the other brushes they've included in palettes. On top we have the vice 2 brush and the middle is Naked 2. As you can see, the right side has a small shader brush pretty much identical to the Naked 2 brush. The left side is more of a flat blending brush / large shader. It's really multipurpose if you ask me. I really like the fact that they changed the brush up! These brushes are always amazing quality!

So this palette is a definite winner in my book. I'm so glad I bought it, when I was checking out at Ulta, the lady behind me said she loved it so much! I was so excited to get home and play with it! I was not disappointed. I'm hoping to get a tutorial up with this palette soon, if the lighting cooperates with me! I hope you all enjoyed this post, thank you so much for reading!!
--Nicole xox


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Stress Relief Lotion -- Best Scent EVER!

This isn't going to be my typical "beauty" post, but I love this lotion so so much and you all need to know about it. As you may know, I'm a big Bath and Body Works fan. However, I never really ventured into their aromatherapy line. For Christmas I got a little trio of aromatherapy shower gels and lotions. The stress relief scent was one of them. I fell in love!

This lotion is eucalyptus and spearmint scented. It's not particularly a "light" scent, but it's not too overpowering either. It honestly DOES make me feel less stressed when I smell it. I swear, the first time I applied this lotion I absolutely melted. It was just so calming. I immediately got online and ordered two bottles of it. It has very herbal scent and I know not everyone likes that, but I really enjoy it. Not only that, it's actually a good lotion too. It moisturizes very well and doesn't leave me greasy!

For someone who has a pretty stressful life at times, little things like this lotion make me happy! It's important to have little pick me ups here and there. I highly recommend it if you want a nice lotion to pamper yourself with. Maybe with a nice manicure and a glass of wine? I definately want to see what else the aromatherapy line has to offer :) I got this big 6.5oz bottle for 7 dollars. They were having some kind of sale though.

I hope you enjoyed this post, even though it was a quick one! I just knew I wanted to blog about this lovely lotion. Thank you all so much for reading!

--Nicole xox


Monday, January 20, 2014

Sleek Pout Paint Review


Hi! Third day in a row posting! I'm keeping it up! Today I wanted to tell you about Sleek Pout Paints. I've wanted to try Sleek Makeup for some time now. They have a lot of beautiful eyeshadow palettes and blushes, but I have so many colorful eyeshadows and blushes.I decided to go with something I don't have anything like. Enter Pout Paints. If you want to see what I think of these, click below!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Such A Tease Lashes


2 days in a row! This is what I'm aiming for.. So today I wanted to show you some lashes I recently bought. I see beautiful lashes all over Instagram and I wanted to branch out from my regular drugstore lashes. Some of the more fancy ones I've come across are mink lashes and are about 40$ a pair, I'm just not digging that. I'm sure they're great but meh.. I found Such A Tease Lashes and thought they were so cute and wanted to give them a try! If you want to see more about these lashes, click below!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

My Muji Drawers

Hi, remember me? No? That's ok I've been gone forever. I about peed when I realized the last time I blogged was January 5th, what the hell Nicole. So hey, I'm back! I have a ridiculous amount of stuff to blog about but I just keep..not blogging. I've been doing a lot of sleeping and eating so that's nice..anyway enough about me. Let's talk about my Muji drawers. I bought them just before Christmas and I'm in love. I also bought a new desk and it's seriously so beauty blogger cliche but once I get that organized ill be doing a post on it! But for now, if you want to see how I organized my lovely Muji drawers, click below!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Makeup Geek Utopia Pigment Review

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good weekend. Were currently snowed in with almost a foot of snow! So what better time to blog. Today I want to review Makeup Geek Pigment in Utopia. I've seen so many people using it lately and it looked so beautiful I knew i needed it. I've loved Marlenas videos on youtube for so long and was excited to try her products out! I'm happy to say this did not dissapoint :)

Packaging: Plastic pot with a screw off black lid. You get about 2 grams of product. There is no sifter.

This particular pigment is one like I've never tried before. It's not a traditional loose powder pigment but more of a flaky shimmery glittery pigment. It's very light and fluffy to the touch. I'm not very accustomed to using pigments, so had to work with this a bit to get it. I found a method that works for me though.

Utopia without flash
Utopia with flash.


Gorgeous, right? I can't even.

I had such a hard time photographing the swatches. They really don't do this pigment justice but my eye look shows it better. So the swatch in the far left is done using nothing but the pigment itself. It kinda just went everywhere, not very effective. The next swatch is done by wetting the brush with the pigment on it. Much more effective but left a couple bumps where the pigment collected. The next swatch is done on top of a primer. It basically did the same thing as the wet method, clumped up a bit. They were easy to smooth out but I wouldn't want to deal with that on my lids. Which brings me to my last method. Eyelash glue. I spread a thin layer of lash glue down then applied the pigment. It came out much smoother, and lasted much longer. So in my opinion, lash glue is the way to go. Unless you have some kind of mixing medium, I however do not.

Here is the look I created! I used it on my lid only, the lower lashline is half baked by Urban Decay. You can really see just how beautiful this pigment is! I love it so much. I did get quite a bit of fallout with this but I expected that. If I plan on using this Ill just do my eyes first. I'm really happy with this product and can't wait to purchase some other MakeupGeek products! I paid 6.99 for this for

Have you tried any makeup geek products? What should I pick up next?? :) I hope you all enjoyed this review and thank you so much for reading!

--Nicole xox


Thursday, January 2, 2014

2013 Best in Beauty

It's the end of the year! This year was such a good year in terms of finding great beauty finds. I found some amazing products, and some not so amazing products. Today I'd like to go over some of my favorites from the past year! I know some people narrow it down to like ten products, but I just wanted to include everything. Also, I don't have a favorite for every category.. Like I don't have a favorite concealer or foundation because honestly I didn't use one for long enough to consider it the best of the year. If you'd like to see what products helped make my 2013 beautiful, click below :)