Saturday, November 24, 2012

Review: Mary Kay Lash Love Waterproof Mascara

A while ago I did a review on the Regular Mary Kay Lash Love Mascara. Today I am reviewing the waterproof version, because a few of you have asked how it is.

This mascara is $15.00 on Mary Kay's website or you can buy from a Mary Kay consultant. It comes in black and brown.

The wand, shown here, has plastic bristles. They are kind of sharp and spiky, which makes it good for separation of the eyelashes. 

Now here is my natural lashes

And here is how my lashes look with two coats of mascara on

This mascara claims to be very separating and you can see that this mascara added a lot of length and separation to my lashes. This didn't clump with two coats, but if you add more than two coats it can start to get a little clumpy. This isn't the most volumizing mascara, but it doesn't really claim to be one.

Also I can see a difference between this mascara and the original one. This one is a dryer formula and that made it clump less than the original. I checked how waterproof it was too by splashing water on my face. It did not come off when exposed to water even after I rubbed it, so it is definitely waterproof!

I really enjoy this mascara, and I love the effect that it gives my eyelashes. The price is pretty good for how well it works. I also love not having to worry about smudging throughout the day. I can't think of anything bad about this product, and it is already becoming one of my favorite mascaras. If you are thinking about trying one of the lash love mascaras I recommend trying this one over the original one. 

I hope this review was helpful to you! What mascara are you using right now? 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

NOTD: Revlon Bold Sangria + Triangle Design

Today when I got home I was in a pretty bad mood. I just had a lot of work to do, school was stressing me out, and I feels like I'm having issues with almost all of my friends. When I'm in a sour mood usually doing something makeup related or beauty related can make me feel so much better! Playing with makeup or painting my nails is almost therapeutic to me! Most of my friends and family wonder how doing beauty related things can have such a large effect on me, but I hope some of you understand.

Anyways, on youtube I have seen a lot of tutorials on how to make a triangle nail design, so I decided to try it out. The main color I used is Revlon Bold Sangria. It is a very deep purple polish. Then I let it dry completely, and I put pieces of tape on the sides my nails to create a triangle shape. Next I painted over the middle triangle shape, and I peeled off the tape which created a crisp, clean line. Then I used the Revlon Colorstay topcoat to add shine. It may sound confusing but, it was soo easy! Like I said earlier there are lots of videos on youtube that show you step by step how to do this.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my recreation of this easy nail design. Would you ever try it? Does nail polish make you happy?

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Favorite Top Coat: Revlon Colorstay

Today I would like to share my favorite topcoat ever! It is called the Revlon Colorstay Top Coat.

 This stuff is awesome! I feel like Revlon gave this nail polish some super powers or something because like the name suggests, it lasts a very long time! Normally my nail polish chips in about 3-4 days. One time with this nail polish I wore a nail polish on my nails for 2 weeks with hardly any chipping! And it also stays very shiny. I wash dishes, clean, and I'm usually pretty hard on my hands; but two weeks?! I am very impressed. Most of the time I keep it on for 5-6 days and it hardly chips.

This top coat also dries my nails very fast. It is not as quick drying as Sally Hansen Insta Dry top coat, but I don't have to worry about smudging my nails, putting a dent in the, or waking up with the imprint of my pillow in my nails. It goes on smooth and doesn't cause bubbles or shrink my polish. The brush is also wide which adds ease to application. It is actually like small brushes in one, which you can see in the picture below.

Overall I think this is a great top coat, and I recommend it to anyone that paints their nails. Although I paint my nails pretty often, it is nice that this has long wear abilities for when I want to be lazy. If you are out of top coat and want to try a new one I would definitely suggest trying this one!

Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoyed! What top coat do you usually use?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

New Maybelline Limited Edition Baby Lips

Maybelline makes a lip balm called Baby Lips which are one of my favorite lip balms. They have four tinted lip balms and two clear lip balms. I did a review a while bag which you can see HERE if you want to see why I love them so much.

Recently Maybelline came out with limited edition shades and I found them yesterday at Walgreens. I probably shouldn't have bought more lip balm, but I couldn't resist because these are one of my favorite products.

Three of these shades are new while Peach Kiss is one of the original shades. All of these smell really fruity and moisturize my lips nicely. From what I can tell they work about the same as the original ones. I would recommend looking for these because they are limited edition! I have seen them in most drugstores and I also saw them in Walmart.

Have you tried Maybelline Baby Lips before? What is your favorite drugstore lip balm?

Sunday, November 4, 2012

NOTD: Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer in Blue Freeze

Yesterday I bought this Maybelline nail polish from Target for $2.99 in the color Blue Freeze. I was very excited to try it because I enjoy wearing dark colors on my nails during fall and winter. This color is a very dark blue with tiny specs of purple and blue shimmer.

In the pictures I am wearing two coats of the nail polish and I am using the Revlon Colorstay Top Coat.

I am impressed with this nail polish because I thought it was going to be sheer. It was actually very opaque after two coats, and the shimmer showed up very nicely. I looks the same on my nails as it does in the bottle!  I would recommend trying this nail polish if you like dark colors. I am probably going to try more colors in the Maybelline Color Show line because I enjoyed this one so much!

Whats your favorite drugstore nail polish brand?