Sunday, October 28, 2012

NOTD Sinful Colors Irish Green

Today I want to show you guys a nail polish that I thought was appropriate for this time of the month since it is almost Halloween! Maybe it's just me but slime colored greens like this really make me think of Halloween.

I have on four coats of the polish and I used Revlon Colorstay Top Coat (aka the best topcoat ever).

I really like this color, but my only issue with this nail polish is the fact that it takes too many coats to look like the color in the bottle. In the picture I have on 4 coats of the nail polish ( kinda crazy huh?), but the top coat I used allowed it to dry very quickly. I would only recommend this polish if you have a good top coat that dries nail polish quickly. I would imagine that this would look way better over a white nail polish, so I may have to try that out soon!

Have you ever been excited to try a nail polish only to find out that it was unexpectedly sheer? Well, at least this nail polish was only $1.99!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Target Fall Beauty Bag!

Every season on the Target Style Facebook page, they have giveaways for free beauty bags. I signed up for one a few weeks ago and received it today. Here are the items I got:

Every thing came in this cute little cheetah print bag.

These shampoo/conditioner samplers were inside of it. From left to right: Fekkai Glossing Shampoo and Conditioner, and Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Total Hair.

This also came with (from left to right) the Loreal Ever Creme Nourishing shampoo, conditioner, and hair masque; and Jergens Daily moisture Lotion.

The last things it came with are the Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer and a coupon book for beauty products.

I am really excited to try out these products, especially the hair products! If you want a beauty bag next season I would go like the Target style page on Facebook and start checking the page around the time that the season is changing.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Mary Kay Nourishine Lip Gloss in Mango Tango

For some reason I have been loving wearing red/darker lip colors lately, so I have been enjoying using this Mary Kay Nourishine Lip Gloss in Mango Tango.

This color is a bright orange/red and it looks the same on the lips as it does in the tube! It cost about $12.

It also has a doe-foot applicator that allows precise application.

Here is a swatch of the lip gloss. As you can see it has nice color payoff for a lip gloss. It is also very shiny!

I would recommend trying this lip gloss because it is not sticky, and last a few hours on my lips. I also enjoy its small packaging with the doe-foot applicator, and the opacity is nice too. I find myself reaching for this every time I want a red lip that isn't too dramatic. I can't find anything negative to say about this which is rare for most of the lip products I use. I think the only thing some people will have a problem with is the price, which I do wish was a little lower. I do not mind paying $12 for this though because it works just as well as some lip glosses that are double the price. I give this a 9.5/10

I hope you enjoyed this review! Do you enjoy wearing darker lip colors during the fall season?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

NYC Liquid Lipshine Lipgloss Review!

For a long time I have been using these lipglosses called the NYC Liquid Lipshine Lipgloss. When I first purchased them I was amazed at the quality of these lipglosses considering I only paid $1.99 each for them.

I have the colors Midtown Mulberry (reddish berry) and Nude York City (shimmery nude).

This product has a very nice doe- food applicator, making the application very easy and precise.

Here are the swatches for each shade. Nude York City is on top and Midtown Mulberry is on the bottom.

As you cans see from the picture this product had nice color pay off. They aren't sticky, they're cheap, and they have a sweet smell. The only bad thing I can think of about this product is it may feel a little heavy on the lips which may bother some people, but it doesn't bother me.

Overall, I think for the price this is a great quality lip gloss. I would recommend it to anyone that loves lipgloss because even thought it is cheap it works better than many of the lipglosses I own. I give this lipgloss a 9/10

Friday, October 12, 2012

Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque

I usually don't do skin care post on this blog, but I have been using this product lately that works great! It is called the Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque. This is a face mask that can be used to dry up acne, get rid of black heads, and shrink enlarged pores. I have seen this mask at most drugstores, and also stores like Target and Walmart. It is also very cheap. I have seen this priced at $3-$4.

The Mint Julep Mask is green colored and smells minty. When I use this all over my face it has a slight tingling sensation at first, but after a minute or two I can only smell it.

I used this as a spot treatment when I get a pimple, and it works so well for me. If I leave it just on the pimple it reduces the size by so much, and in 1-2 day it is gone! Also if I see a pimple coming on at night I put it just on the pimple, and my the morning I can't even see it! The only issue I see with this product is it's pore reducing claim. The pores on my nose are pretty large, and I don't see any difference when I use this product. I also do not know about the black head claim because I do not have black heads.

Since this product is very cheap it is worth trying in my opinion, especially for people with acne prone skin. Overall I think the Mint Julep Mask is very effective in treating my skin, and I can see myself repurchasing it for a long time. I give it an 8/10

Do you use a mask as part of your skincare routine? Which facial mask is your favorite?

Monday, October 8, 2012

Spider Web Inspired Eye of the Day

I am excited about this month because Halloween is coming up! Lately I have been trying to think of ways to do Halloween themed makeup. I have seen a few people do spider web inspired eye makeup, so I decided to recreate my own.

This look was pretty easy to create! I used a liquid eyeliner by Maybelline to draw lines going from my upper lash line to my eye brow. Then I used curved strokes to connect the lines together. For mascara I used Maybelline Mega Plus.

I hope you enjoyed my simple Halloween look! It is pretty dramatic, but it would be great for parties or to add to a costume!