Monday, December 8, 2014

My 5 November Favorites, Give or Take a Few

Hi Guys!

It's that wonderful time of the month again, Monthly Favorites! It's bittersweet that this is the last favorites that i'll be sharing of 2014, it was truly a simple month as I was busy most of the month preparing for Thanksgiving and now Christmas.  Simple has been the theme and definitely gotten it done and i'm thankful for that.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Zoya Matte Velvet Collection

Happy Hump Day!

I have a very unique collection to share with you today, I would even call it a bargain!  I must open by admitting that I've never been much of a matte, sparkle, or glitter girl until this past year; I favor more of a cream and opaque formula.  These little gems took me completely by surprise, I fell in love with how quickly they dried and the gorgeous shades of sparkle they produced.

Zoya Matte Velvet Collection

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Zoya Entice Collection Fall 2014

Welcome to Monday!

I thought we'd start off with the Zoya Entice collection for Fall 2014, admittedly these excited me in a way that only cream formula Fall shades can.  Each shade is full of it's own deep, rich, pigmented color that is perfect for Fall.

My favorite of the bunch is Ryan, as I love deep Fall navy's, something about them is just perfect and you can get away with so many variations of the shade.  A few other navy's in my collection are: Essie's After school boy blazerL'Oreal's Jet set to ParisEssie's Bobbing for Baubles.  Ryan sets itself apart with being it's own deep blue shade that doesn't pull black at all.  I had some staining on the nails when removing but the color is so beautiful that it's worth it.  Nyssa is a creamy light milk chocolate that fits perfectly with Zoya's Spencer, ChanelleFlynn, and Louise.  Claire is a deep wine Merlot shade and I had a few issues with sheer patches, which you can see in the picture.  Geneviev is a beautiful gray shade that pulls blue and is the non glitter version of Zoya's Yuna, it applied beautifully and I really enjoyed wearing it on my nails; a deeper gray version of Essie's Power Clutch. Swatches and Pictures below, Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

L'Oreal Colour Riche Glossy Balms & Swatches

This post is a continuation from my Rite Aid haul post last week; the latest additions to my collection all swatched together for your viewing pleasure.  I enjoy the color payoff these balms give and the gloss, they are similar to the Cover Girl lip crayons but with much more pigmentation.  I like how they feel comfortable on my lips and I feel they are the perfect step into Fall for someone like me who doesn't wear too many bold, bright, or deep lip colors.  Enjoy!

Ginger Candy, Baby Doll, Innocent Coral, Vintage Rose, Petite Plum

Monday, November 3, 2014

Zoya Ignite Collection Fall 2014

Happy Monday!

I'd like to share my pictures and swatches from the Zoya Ignite collection for Fall 2014.  In the bottle each of these is a warm Fall color with beautiful fine glitter running throughout.  Each of these has a beautiful golden shimmer that is extremely fine but adds the most perfect Fall touch to each shade. 

First up is Autumn which is a gorgeous burnt orange, it's name is perfect as it reminds me of a my favorite deep orange Fall leaves.  Next is Teigen, a combination of fuschia and plum; I would say this is the pink of the collection and similar to Zoya Jem but deeper in color. India is deeper than Teigen pulling more of a burgundy tone in it's base and a touch of purple shimmer, this is the only shade that I had a little trouble with as the formula was on the thick side.  Sansa is the name I love out of them all, it's the purple of the group and it somehow reminds me of the Solar System in a bottle.  Remy is a beautiful teal blue and this one wowed me with just one coat and it's sparkle.   Last but definitely not least is Yuna, a beautiful gray with that same gold shimmer that sets it apart from any other shade that I own; the base gray reminds me of a lighter blue gray version of Essie's Power Clutch.  You can find these at Ulta now or through the Zoya website as I have linked below. Enjoy!

Zoya Ignite Collection

Friday, October 31, 2014

Zoya Naturel Deux Collection

Happy Halloween!

Today I have a post for you that isn't scary at all, I'm sharing the gorgeous Naturel Deux collection from Zoya! As soon as this arrived at my door I was in instant love, Zoya did it again with these creamy neutrals and I just adore them.  Admittedly my favorites of the collection are those that lean mauve or purple and I've received so many compliments and questions when wearing those to Ulta.  I do have to warn that they appear deeper on the nail than in the bottle but still gorgeous.  I had no problems with applications although some are thicker than the usual formula, that can be expected with opaque creams.  I really enjoyed these and am getting tons of use out of these for Fall, enjoy!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Zoya 3 for $15 deal

Hi Guys!

I wanted to quickly share a deal that Zoya is currently having on the page.  Through Sunday November 2, you can pick any 3 polishes for $15.  This is a great deal because they usually retail for $9-$10 each, you can choose from over 300 of their beautiful polishes! I haven't decided what or if I will add anything new to the collection but I will definitely report back if I do! Enjoy!

Let me know if you add any pretty new colors to your collection.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sephora Haul

Hi Guys, this is an older Sephora haul that I wanted to share from the Summer. I've been searching for the Becca Flowerchild blush for months and it just hadn't come available until August through Sephora.  I snatched it up as soon as I got the email, as well as 2 of the Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadows because honestly I was completely intrigued by the idea of them.  I have enjoyed them and how quick and easy they are to apply.  The colors are simply gorgeous and give the most beautiful shine to the eye.  Below you will find swatches of everything, enjoy!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Rite Aid L'Oreal 40% off Haul w/swatches

Happy Monday!

What better way to start a new week off than with a haul! This past week Rite Aid had a fabulous 40% off sale and I had a few items that I really wanted to pick up.  I prefer lip crayons as lip products to lipsticks because they usually have a pretty sheer color pay off and that is perfect for me.  The colors in these balms were slightly more bright than the packaging but I think I can make them work, I can already tell you that I enjoy them.  They go on smoothly and I can't tell that they're on my lips when I'm wearing them, I picked up 2 more in Fall shades as well that will be up later this week. I'm undecided on the Miss Manga mascara but I will keep trying it and keep you updated. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

My 5 October Favorites

As we reach the end of October I thought that I should pick up on Favorites posts again.  I'm going to limit it to my 5 favorites of the month to make it easier to get a post up and not overdo it each month.  Hopefully I will get better with these, especially since I don't use makeup everyday it should be easier to pull a few things that I really loved during the month. Without further adieu, here are my favorites from October (complete with swatches); Enjoy!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Ipsy October 2014 "Beauty Candy"

Happy Friday!

Today I'm sharing my October Ipsy bag with the theme "Beauty Candy". I always take a peek at my Glam Room before I receive my bag because I like to know what's coming and to be honest I wasn't too pumped about this bag.  This past week I happened to watch a YouTube video from MissGlamorazzi and actually was interested in the products she was using. When I received my bag I remembered 3 of the items she used in her Everyday Fall Makeup Routine and was instantly excited to use them.  I hope this bag grows on me even more this month as i use the products, I'll probably give away the Ecru hair balm but I see myself enjoying the lipstick, eyeliner, and cleansing cloths.  I've already tried the Ayres Body butter on my hands and it is a great thick cream for my dry Fall hands, the scent isn't my favorite but it works! Enjoy!

My bag this month:
Ayres Patagonia Body Butter
City Color Be Matte Lipstick "Cappuccino"
ECRU New York "Acacia Protein BB Cream Beauty Balm for Hair"
Skone Cosmetics TATTOOED Waterproof Eyeliner
Skyn Iceland Mini Glacial Cleansing Cloths

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Thanks for taking a peek into my September Ipsy bag,


Friday, October 10, 2014

Zoya Spring 2014 Magical Pixie Collection

Hi Girls!

I cannot explain fully how excited I was to receive this collection, it is absolutely gorgeous! I could only describe this as "Fairytales in a bottle", because that's how these nail polishes come off to me.  The texture consists of 3 dimensional chunky glitter and it's just as amazing as it sounds.  I loved how these polishes applied and even more how easy they were to remove; I didn't notice any extra effort more than removing a normal glitter polish.  All 3 sparkle in the sun and I got tons of questions and compliments on what they were and how people could get them so they are definitely a conversation piece.  I hope that Zoya has plans for more of these in every color imaginable because they are simply gorgeous! Enjoy!

Cosmo, Lux, & Vega

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Zoya Summer 2014 Bubbly Collections

Hi Guys!

Today I want to share a few of my favorite picks from the Zoya Summer 2014 Bubbly collection.  As soon as these arrived in the mail I pretty much knew what my favorites would be; Binx and Harper! I'm a total "Pink Nail" girl and these came packed with tons of sparkle, perfect for a glitter-loving girl! I love how these applied, they were smooth in texture and shine; when the sun hits the glitter just right the flecks are gorgeous! What were your favorites and did anything stand out to you from this collection? Enjoy!

Jesy, Alma, Binx, Harper, Muse, Stassi

Rooney w/Harper accent
Rooney w/Harper accent
Stassi & Tilda

Thanks for checking out my post! Please check out the Zoya Tickled Summer 2014 collection as well and stay tuned for the Zoya Magical Pixie Dust Summer 2014 collection, Coming Soon!

Zoya Bubbly Collection - $8.00/each

**This post includes my recommendation for a product that was sent to me for review. I was not paid to do this post and will not receive any money in return for your purchases. I really do enjoy Zoya as a brand and have no problem highly recommending their products. They have a wonderful PR department, customer service, & order processing time.**


Monday, October 6, 2014

Pacifica 7 Free Nail Color NOTD Swatch & Review

Well, it's the start of a new week and I thought we could start off with a bang! This rich wine red shade belongs to Pacifica 7 Free Nail Color line and let me tell you, it is Amazing!  I knew the color was gorgeous as soon as I opened my September 2014 Ipsy bag but I didn't think the formula could be as amazing as it was.  This polish was opaque in one coat, however out of habit I used two. The formula applied no problem and I had no cleanup afterwards which is unheard for me with red polishes.  I had such a great experience that I immediately went over to the Pacifica website and loaded up my cart with must have shades since Ipsy is offering a discount until the end of the month.  Has anyone else tried this polish? I haven't heard much about it and I think it should be talked about so much more! Enjoy!
Bare Nails before
Pacifica "Red Red Wine"
One Coat
Two Coats

Finished Product w/top coat

Ipsy September 2014 bag
Pacifica 7 Free Nail Color

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Friday, October 3, 2014

New L'Oreal Colour Riche Dual Effects Eye Shadow Quads

This morning I'll be sharing the new L'Oreal Colour Riche Dual Effects Eye Shadow Quad pictures and swatches.  I own 2 of the past quads but was never really drawn to trying out too many with the colors not reaching out to me too much.  These quads were a total different story, the colors and packaging spoke to me instantly and once I swatched them the pigmentation was wonderful! I swatched them without a primer and the only quad that was so-so was the Perpetual Nude set, I believe it would perform beautifully with a primer on the eyes.  As I said before I much prefer this packaging over the previous and the product is gorgeous in itself. Enjoy!

Treasured Bronze

Rose Nude

Perpetual Nude

L'Oreal Colour Riche Dual Effects Eye Shadow Quads - $9.99

Thanks for peeking at my swatches!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Maybelline Color Tattoo Collection & Swatches

Happy Wednesday!

Today I'm sharing a simple post, pictures and swatches of my Maybelline Color Tattoo collection.  I've noticed how much I love these and how large my collection has grown since these came out so I figured this may benefit someone in choosing along the way.  I own one Mac Paint pot in Painterly and I use it all the time, it is the perfect base for all eye shadows but these Color Tattoos definitely stand up to the quality and lasting time of the Paint pots and they down right beat Mac in the price department. I usually can catch a deal on the the color tattoos for $6.99 and Buy one Get one 1/2 off and a Mac Paint pot will cost you $21.  The Color Tattoos claim to last 24 hours but I've honestly never put them to that much of a test; they seem to handle my day to day eyeshadow wear pretty amazingly! Enjoy!

Bad to the Bronze, Pomegranate Punk, Tough as Taupe, Barely Branded
Creamy Beige, Pure Nude, Chocolate Suede, Sleek & Spice
Barely Beige, Mossy Green, Matte Brown, Just Beige, Rich Mahogany
 Ulta has 3 links for Maybelline Color Tattoos and since I've collected from various collections, I thought I'd add all 3 here, here, & here.

Thanks for checking out my Color Tattoos, are there any favorite shades that I should add on my next trip?

Monday, September 29, 2014

July 2014 Ulta haul

Ulta haul
Lately I've been doing a bit of Ulta hauling since I now have 2 stores very close to me, as well as 2 stores in the next town near my parents house.  I've picked up a few things here and there so I'd love to share these and swatches of them for your viewing pleasure! Ulta had China Glaze 2 for $10, I picked up "It's a Trapeze" and "Turned Up Turquoise", both are beautiful colors that I can't wait to give them a try.  My next Ulta haul was made up of Clearance finds and I was pretty happy with the prices I paid and the $3.50 off $10 coupon.  My final Ulta haul of the month included 3 of the new L'Oreal quads(check back for swatches), a NYX concealer, and a Pixel eyeshadow since Chelsea Garay on Youtube raved about how beautiful it was (and it is) and 3 L'Oreal quads, because I couldn't just choose 1 of course during the 40% off sale. I love when Ulta has these sales because you can stock up on your favorites and try a couple of new things, Enjoy!

China Glaze "Turned Up Turquoise"
China Glaze "It's a Trap-eze"
CoverGirl Crump Crusher Mascara
Revlon Nail Polish "Beautiful"
Nivea Lip Butter "Caramel Cream Kiss"
Cargo Blu-Ray High Definition Pressed Powder
OPI Mariah Carey collection minis
L'Oreal Quad "Rose Nude"
L'Oreal Quad "Perpetual Nude"
L'Oreal Quad "Treasured Bronze"
NYX Concealer "Glow"
Pixel Single Eyeshadow "Endearing"

I picked up all of these goodies from Ulta with good deals on a couple of different trips, so if you have your eye on something in particular I would add it to your list and wait for an awesome sale!


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Ulta Jane Eyeshadow Haul, Swatch, & Review

Over the Summer I finally picked up some goodies that had been on my list for a while.  I've had my eyes on these for a while but when the beautiful and wonderful "Chesea Garay" on Youtube showed how amazing these were I knew I needed them.  The swatches she showed of the shades she owned were enough to make me run to the store more than once during the Buy One Get One 50% off sale and I used an Ulta coupon which ended being around $9 for 2 and they are $8 normally.  The shades I chose were Eclipse, Lotus, Passionflower, Dawn, Rosy Posy, and Clay; they all blend beautifully and the packaging and designs on the actualy shadow are cute and dainty.  Enjoy the swatches below!

Eclipse, Lotus, Passionflower, Dawn, Rosy Posy, Clay
Eclipse, Lotus, Passionflower, Dawn, Rosy Posy, Clay

Ulta Jane Cosmetics eye shadows - $8.00/each

Thanks for checking out my post and swatches on these beautiful shadows.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ipsy September 2014 "Street Style"

Hi Guys!

Today I'd like to share my Ipsy bag for September, I was super excited for this bag to come since it had a couple of items that I'd been wanting to try.  I always have a sneak peek at my bag online before it comes because I just can't wait! If you follow my blog you know how much I enjoy trying out new polishes and how rare it is for me not to have tried a brand.  Pacifica is a brand that I've only enjoyed their body lotions and skincare products but i enjoy what they're made of and how fabulous they work and smell, I've tried the Pacifica Luminizing Body Butter & Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter.  I've also tried a product from the Nourish Organic (Nourish Organic Face Lotion) and while it wasn't my favorite, I didn't hate it. Below are swatches of my bag this month, check back for swatches of the nail polish!

My bag this month:
Nourish Organic "Moisturizing Cream Face Cleanser"
Pacifica 7 Free Nail Polish ""
Alterna Haircare "Caviar CC Cream 10-in-1 Complete Correction"
Crown Brush Infiniti "Shadow/Crease Duet Brush"
Cailyn Art Touch Tinted Lipgloss ""

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Thanks for taking a peek into my September Ipsy bag,