Wednesday, May 30, 2012

International GIVEAWAY: 400 Follow Appreciation

PLEASE READ ALL THE RULES BEFORE
USING THE RAFFLECOPTER WIDGET :) 

I reached 400 followers and I wanted
to thank all of you by having a small giveaway, 
I have collected some goodies to giveaway during
this month in appreciation of all of you. 

I honestly cannot believe how much my blog
has grown in a year and a half... I never thought that
I would meet this many amazing people. I feel
blessed to have people care about what I think 
and find my opinion to matter.

I also want to take the time to thank those people
that have followed me on YouTube,
this summer I plan on doing more videos.
So definitely stay tuned!

I also just reached 100 followers on YouTube! Thanks! 

I love every single one of you. 

And for that reason I have decided to do a monthly giveaway!
This is the first of many small giveaways to come...

On to the prizes:








The Color of Grace 
Amazing Grace Shimmering Powder
This is beautiful highlighting powder with subtle sheen
that can be intensified. The powder is incredibly smooth
and soft. I am loving this! And the compact is so cute!
I bought one for YOU and one for me :) 



The Color of Grace Retractable Kabuki Brush 
I thought this brush was super cute! Unfortunately, I 
don't know if it's soft or not because I didn't want to open it since it is the prize :)  
But either way I think it will be useful to whoever wins it (:


Julep MAGNETIC Nail Polish in Kylie 
I haven't tried this polish out so I cannot let you know
my thoughts but I think it is really neat that it's magnetic. 


Revlon Matte Eye Shadow in #9 Rich Sable
I picked out this eye shadow because I thought it would 
be universally flattering to everyone and anyone! :) 


Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Nail Polish in Sheer Magic
I think this polish is also a color that everyone would wear!
And I love Sally Hansen nail polish!


Revlon Luxurious Color Smoky Crayon in Steel Smoke
This is not only a liner but also a shadow stick! Two in one! 
Thought it would be awesome to have a bit of everything in this giveaway!




Rules: 

This giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY 

If you are under 16 please ask for your parents permission
to enter this giveaway, as I will be asking for your mailing address.

Make sure to complete the mandatory entries for this giveaway
It is mandatory to follow me on YouTube! 

Complete as many "extra" entries to increase your chances
of winning.

Other Details:

I purchased these items with my own money.

Giveaway ends on the 28th at 12:01 am EST.

I will choose a winner on the 29th of June and contact the winner
through email. If I do not receive a response within a day
another winner will be chosen.

Please make sure to complete BOTH mandatory entries.

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Review on Swarovski Encrusted Nail File and Tweezers


OH. MY. GOODNESS.
I have never seen such cute tweezers and nail files!
When PR from Design Glassware contacted me about letting me
try out their products I was so excited! I had been looking 
for a good pair of tweezers for a while and I think I found 
the perfect pair! 




The tweezers they sent me have clear and golden Swarovski crystals 
and the actual tweezer is made out of chrome metal.
I find that these tweezers are much easier to work with
than my Revlon tweezers. They are sharp and slanted just enough
to get the smallest of hairs. Of course the design of it is gorgeous!
The tweezers come in their own velvet pouch to protect the Swarovski elements
from falling off. They are so luxurious! 

The tweezers retail for 14 euros which I believe is around
16 dollars, but correct me if I am wrong! 




When I opened the nail file I was very pleased with the aesthetics,
the nail file is sleek and the gems look gorgeous. The nail file also comes
with its own velvet pouch for protection. To be honest, I was a bit skeptical
with how the nail file would work for my nails because
I could barely feel any grit on the file itself. But after trying it out I was
ASTONISHED. 
I have never filed my nails this easily before, the file does not tug or 
pull your nail and it gets the edge of the nail filed down but not sharp
or jagged. I find that the crystal accents make it easy to
grip and maneuver on the nail. I definitely recommend this product. 

It is said that they are made with a lifetime guarantee on the filing surface.
And that the glass is tempered and very hygienic. 

The nail file retails for 10 euros which I believe is about 12 dollars. 

____________________

Design Glassware carries everything from makeup brushes, cosmetic mirrors,
and even personalized gifts! It is a company based in Prague, Czech Republic
and I think that the products they sell are very beautiful and luxurious!







Tuesday, May 29, 2012

DulceCandy87's Contest Look! (Spring Inspired)

I entered my first YouTube contest this weekend :)
I created a look inspired by one of DulceCandy87's old 
tutorials... It is very bright and glittery! 
I love how the look came out and I think I have
a pretty good chance of winning ;)
This look was a lot of fun to create and I hope that this 
tutorial inspires you to venture out into a more
colorful side of makeup :) 

Let me know your thoughts on my tutorials and
any tips and tricks to make them better. 
Do you like shorter or longer tutorials?
Is the lighting good?
Do I explain everything well enough?

Please Subscribe To My YouTube!









Products Used:

Face: 
Hard Candy Just Face It Foundation in Fair 
mixed with Jordana Oil Free Foundation in Toasty 
Youngblood HD Powder 
MAC's Blunt (contour)
Jordana Sandalwood Blush

Lips:
Revlon Colorburst in Gumdrop

Eyes:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance 
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
Wet & Wild Trio Earth Looks Small From Down Here (teal and navy blue)
Mirabella Rose Gold Palette (purple and fuchsia) 
Barry M Dazzle Dust in #99 (purple) 
MAC's Eye Shadow in Blanc Type
Blue Glitter from Sally Girl adhered with Duo Lash Adhesive
Sephora Long Lasting Liquid Liner
Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara
Ardell Double Up Lashes #202

Brows: 
MAC's Eye Shadow in Espresso 
ELF Lash and Brow Gel 





Monday, May 28, 2012

Makeup Collection Video | 2012

I received some requests to do my makeup collection video! 
I love watching these type of videos and I hope you enjoy it!

Please let me know if you have any questions
and please subscribe to my YouTube:





Friday, May 25, 2012

Looks of the Week

Finals are coming up and life has still been 
kind of hectic but I will resume blogging soon :)

Just wanted to share a couple of pictures of 
looks I wore this week.... 

:) 






I miss you all so much ! 
Be back soon <3


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Wet and Wild Megalast Nailpolish Swatches + Review

I had won a ton of Wet and Wild's Megalast Nailpolishes
and I got a request to do a review on them :) I wanted to
try them all out and have a big collective review where you could
find everything in one single post... :)

A little disclaimers before I get into the review: 
I obviously did not pay for these, I received them in a giveaway
from the lovely Passion Star Butterfly.
And I do not claim to be a nail expert or nail polish addict, 
my passion is mostly makeup so my opinion will be based on what I 
think a good nail polish is....
Durability and Opaqueness. 

I also used my Seche Vite Top Coat over top of all the polishes. 
I used the polishes for 4 days each to see how the wear time was.

My overall thoughts on the Megalast nail polishes is that they
are awesome! The color choices are incredible and a lot of colors
are perfect for spring and summer. They also offer some more
neutral or toned down colors for those that don't like bright nail colors. 

Lets get into the individual reviews! 



Heatwave is the first nail polish I tried out and honestly it is 
one of my favorites! It is a beautiful orange color that leans towards the 
color side of the color spectrum. The opaqueness of this polish is good. 
I achieved a solid color after two coats. I recommend this color for spring! 



On a Trip (what is up with the name ha ha) is a blue toned purple, kind 
of like a periwinkle color. It is very pretty and I do not have a color similar
to this in my collection. I did notice however that the application
of this nail polish is more uneven then the rest and can look patchy.




Through the Grapevine is a vibrant pink purple color 
(don't you like my descriptions?) It looks amazing against
my skin tone, it really brings out my yellow undertones and makes
me look tan and beautiful ;) This polish is opaque, I only used two coats. 



Wet Cement is the color of wet cement. A dark grey color. I feel
that this color is a perfect alternative to wearing black on your nails. This
color would be perfect to wear on a night out or during the winter. This is one
of the two polishes that I noticed chipping faster then the usual 3 day wear. 



Haze of Love is a maroon color, that I personally do not like on me at all.
This color is borderline brown. The formulation is good, the polish 
is opaque with only two coats but this is the second polish that chipped on me 
sooner than usual. I also found this polish patchy and uneven. 
I would recommend this polish to girls with 
fair skin that want a dark polish for winter or fall. 



I Red a Good Book is the most gorgeous true red nail polish I have ever seen! 
It has blue undertones and looks amazing. I am seriously in LOVE. 
The opaqueness is really great and the polish isn't too watery so even
though it is red it is not hard to work with. I feel that this polish would 
be universally flattering on a lot of skin tones. 




2% Milk is a creamy peach/pink nail polish that is very sheer. It 
is a beautiful color and actually looks amazing on the nails
because it is an off white color and not stark white. The color
shows up truer on my nails and in the second picture. This polish
is sheer so I had to use 3 coats to achieve the look I wanted. I 
also was trying out some nail art :P 



Break the Ice is a sparkly pearly white color. It is not my favorite but I do like it.
This polish is also very sheer and I did use 3 coats to achieve opacity. 



I Need a Refresh-Mint is a vibrant blue-green color that 
reminds me of Tiffany blue. I receive so many compliments on 
this nail polish and I love how it looks, especially for spring time. 
This polish probably has the longest wear time! I wore it for 5 days before 
getting a chip on my nails. If you want to buy one nail polish 
BUY THIS ONE!

You can purchase these polishes at
Rite Aid or Walgreens or anywhere Wet and Wild is sold.
They range from $3 - $4. 

Let me know what you think of these polishes
if you have tried them or which is your favorite from
the swatches.