Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Nivea In Shower Lotion: Shea Butter Review

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I am personally all about trying to streamline my beauty routine, so when an affordable option of an in shower lotion came out I had to pick it up and try it! How will Nivea In Shower Lotion fare? Click down to find out!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday: Nails Inspired By Your Favorite Fictional Character

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I have to say that trying to find a new job has been eating up all my free time. It makes me push blogging to the back burner! Hopefully I can get into a routine! 

Does anyone have suggestions for getting yourself into a blogging routine?
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I am beyond pleased to announced that I have been welcomed to be a part of Twinsie Tuesday. I have been following it throughout the years during my blogging journey! This week's challenge is Nails Inspired By Your Favorite Fictional Character. 

I HAD to pick Celaena Sardothien/Aelin Galathynius from the Throne of Glass series. I have been reading this series long before she actually was published when it was online. That's how much a a bookworm I used to be! It has changed a lot when she had her series offically published but I still loved the main character. There was never enough badass women characters in books. She needs no one to save her, which I love! 

A little bit about the series, it starts off as a young adult story but honestly by the 4th book it's not so young adult anymore. The story progresses with the development of the main character becoming even more of a badass. The story is set in a far off land back in medieval times with magic and feyres and witches. I just love it, I just don't feel like I'm doing it justice because there is just SO much going on in the series! 

Today's manicure I wanted to do it based on her magical powers of fire! 

What is a favorite book series of yours? 


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Base: OPI Black Cherry Chutney
Flames
  • OPI - Red polish, name scratched off proably from 2012 
  • Maybelline Nail Polish - Holographic for the gold
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My second attempt came out a lot better than my first attempt. 

I seriously do not know why my ombre nails did not turn out. I used a white as my base. I much like my second attempt better don't you? 
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This sponge ombre nail art just didn't turn out right :( 

I'm hoping I'll get myself on a proper schedule, I just miss reviewing things, and sharing my imput! I feel like such a bad beauty blogger! 


Don't forget to check out the other girls of Twinsie Tuesday down below! 

Sharon at Behind Green Eyes
Savannah at Addicted to Polish
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Marisa at Polish Those Nails
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Claire at Kerruticles
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amanda at Amandalandish

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Worth the Splurge? Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks

One thing I will always say is you need a good lipstick to pull you together. If there's only two things I put on before I leave the house is mascara and lipstick. What's important about a lipstick is not only it's color but wear time, no one likes to look patchy! See what I have to think about the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks down below! Do they live up to the features of a great lipstick? 

What it promises:

What it is:
A long-wear, full-coverage liquid lipstick with a smooth, matte finish. 

What it does:
Now with 16 additional, bold shades of Everlasting Liquid Lipstick for all-night wear, this innovative formula gives lips long-lasting wear and high-pigment color. Its creamy, color-rich formula glides over lips like a gloss but dries to a true matte finish. It’s infused with natural comfort-enhancing ingredients, including vitamin E and sunflower seed so you can flaunt lasting matte color that leaves lips feeling comfortable. 

What it is formulated WITHOUT: 
- Parabens 


What I found: 

I have to come right out and say - I'm in love with them! I own four colors so far, saving my pennies to get a few more! These seriously have become a staple for me, and a purchased the basic and fun color to put in my makeup artist kit as well! 

Not only do these photograph well they are so lifeproof it's great to wear for special occasions to have lasting lip color! Kiss proof too! - Well light kissing, like wedding day kisses! 

These can be a little messy to apply so I suggest using a lip pencil to create your outline then fill in with the liquid lipsticks. Take filling in your lips a section at a time to help with the neat crisp lines! 

Who doesn't love a good selfie? 

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Wearing Beloved
Am I the only one who thinks Car Light is the best light for selfies? I can't be the only one who loves to take a good car selfie before work! 
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Another amazing thing about this bran is that it's Cruelty Free! Yay! I'm working my way to all cruelty free makeup so this is great news for me! 

Am I the only one who some how misplaces products when I need to review them? Honestly it happens so often it drives me crazy! Here are my swatches below, don't mind the repeats Requeium decided to go for a walk so I had to have repeat swatches. 

Top to bottom: Beloved, Outloaw, Noble

Top to bottom: Beloved, Noble, Requiuem 


PROS
  • Long Lasting
  • Kiss Proof 
  • Food proof as long as using silverware and straws
  • Beach proof
  • Bar proof 
  • retail job proof 
  • Cruelty Free 
  • Creamy to apply
  • Quick to Dry


CONS:
  • Not all colors lasts as long as others. - Noble I'm looking at you! 
  • Can be messy to apply
  • Pricy - but not really since you get a lot of bang for your buck! 


VERDICT: Overall I'm in love with these liquid lipsticks and highly suggest you pick up at least the basics then a fun color! I can not recommend these liquid Lipsticks enough! LOVE them! Seriously guys go out and by them, like run! 



Twinsie Tuesday: Re-Create another Twinsie's Mani

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I have to say that trying to find a new job has been eating up all my free time. It makes me push blogging to the back burner! Hopefully I can get into a routine! 

Does anyone have suggestions for getting yourself into a blogging routine?
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I am beyond pleased to announced that I have been welcomed to be a part of Twinsie Tuesday. I have been following it throughout the years during my blogging journey! This week's challenge is Re-Create another Twinsie's Mani!! I've been itching to use my mermaid scale nail stickers so I KNEW I needed to recreate Blue Velvet Lacquer and Fashion Footing mermaid ombre nails!
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Base: Madam Glam "Perfect White" Gel polish
Ombre Lightest to Darkest

  • Essie - Fashion Playground
  • Zoya- Zuza
  • Zoya- Crystal 

Mermaid Scales: Born Pretty Store Scale Nail Stencils( use coupon MEX31  to save 10%)

I hope tomorrow I can get better lighting to take the photo so you can really see the nail art!
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I'm hoping I'll get myself on a proper schedule, I just miss reviewing things, and sharing my imput! I feel like such a bad beauty blogger! 


Don't forget to check out the other girls of Twinsie Tuesday down below! 

Sharon at Behind Green Eyes
Savannah at Addicted to Polish
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Marisa at Polish Those Nails
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Claire at Kerruticles
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amanda at Amandalandish