Saturday, June 30, 2012

Collective Makeup Haul | June 2012

I love hauls... 
I love looking at hauls and seeing what products people 
bought, but the bad thing is that it only feeds my addiction even more.
I am obsessed with makeup and it is starting to consume my life...
but I guess we are all beauty bloggers for the same reason, eh'? 
:) 



Let me know what your thoughts on my hauls are :)



Cranky Girlz Eye Shadow Sets 
I bought two sets, one more neutral and the other is a bit brighter.
If you can find these definitely pick them up! They are amazing!
Super shimmery but sooo pigmented! 
ONLY $1.99 AT ROSS! 





Wet and Wild Megalast Lipsticks in
Pinkerbelle and Dollhouse Pink
I got them for less than $1 at Rite Aid 
when they were on sale! 



Wet and Wild Creme Eye Shadow Pencil in #130 Pixie
Only about $1 (on sale) at Rite Aid 
This chubby pencil is amazing as a high light!



Wet and Wild Color Icon Eye and Brow Pencil in
Sky Blue
Less than a dollar at Rite Aid :) 




NYX Lipstick in Opal 
Bought from a blog sale for $2 



MAC Paint Pot in Otherworldly (LE) 
Only $9 through a blogsale 
SO HAPPY I FOUND THIS <3 I LOVE IT!

28 Neutral Palette 
$8 through a blog sale 


The lovely girl gave me an eye shadow for free!



Smokey Eye Palette 
Only $14 through a blog sale!
This has become my new favorite palette! 



Winner Confirmed!

Just wanted to let you all know that the winner of 
my giveaway has been confirmed!
Thanks Eimear!
Check out her blog here: http://xdeimearbyrne.wordpress.com/
and YouTube here: CLICK ME :)

Friday, June 29, 2012

Winner of my 400 Follow Appreciation Giveaway!

I just emailed the winner of my giveaway and I am eagerly
awaiting a reply, please be sure to check your emails!
I will expect a reply no later than 3 pm PST tomorrow :) 

I also wanted to address something really quickly....

It saddens me to learn that over 200 entries were false.
I did this giveaway as a thank you to my followers and 
the people that have supported my blog. I was not happy to learn that a 
lot of entries were filled in carelessly in order to obtain a prize....
I did however go through ALL the entries and disqualified
many. It is not fair to my followers or myself that people did this. 

Please, be courteous to yourself and others next time you enter a giveaway..

But enough of this somber mood! Here is a little treat from me to you on
a look I did recently!



Marla

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

MAKEUP BLOG SALE!


I finally put up a blog sale!
I am selling some things that are not getting enough love
in my collection :) 
The sale includes products from Smashbox, Bare Minerals, and ELF!

Check it out by clicking here.
Or clicking the "Blog Sale" button above!

US only, sorry international loves! 

Marla 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Julep "It Girl" Box Review and PENNY DEAL!

In my nail polish collection video most of you 
may have noticed that Julep nail polish makes
up almost 1/4 of my nail polish collection. 
They offer an amazing selection of colors and I 
am very impressed with the company. 

Let me explain a bit about the company:
Julep is a boutique nail salon that has branched out into
the online world to offer their exclusive polishes,
hand creams, and other goodies to the general public.
They have a subscription program in which you pay 
$19.99 monthly and receive a box valued at over $40.00
with nail and skin care goodies! The style quiz offered on their site
will determine which style you receive ranging from:
American Beauty, Boho Glam, Bombshell, Classic With A Twist, and It Girl. 
But don't worry! If you are not content with the style provided you 
can switch it to any other maven style. 


ps: their customer service is amazing!
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This month I was sent the It Girl box which contained three beautiful polishes!
It also came with two pedicure toe separators, which was a nice surprise :) 




The packaging is always very cute! The box is a sleek black and
it has the Julep logo on it. And the bag that the polishes are in always 
has a cute ribbon tied around. There is also some shredded paper that protects
the polishes from jolts and such. One thing that I also really enjoy from
Julep is that your package always arrives promptly within
3 days! And the polishes are always in tip top shape!

The packaging of the polish itself is also very sleek. 
I have never seen a long rectangular polish container
before and I really think it stands out and looks very fancy. 

** Seche Vite top coat is used for all swatches ** 




For this box I received Sasha which is described as a 
Fresh, cantaloupe melon cream. 
And this color is exactly that! It is a gorgeous melon
color that brings out my summer tan! The opaqueness of Julep polishes
is amazing! And this polish is no exception, it is opaque with two coats. 




Lily is described as a 
Hot sizzling fuchsia cream 
and I definitely agree with the description! 
This polish reminds me a lot of 
Wet and Wild's Over The Grapevine, if you are looking
for a less expensive alternative! 
One thing that was oddly peculiar about this shade is that it 
dries to an almost matte finish... This is the first time I find
a Julep polish to dry to a finish similar to this. But with a top coat over
top it looks shiny and beautiful! 





I also received Daisy, which I now have doubles for so stay tuned for 
a Julep nail polish giveaway in the future!
Daisy is described as a 
Bright lemon yellow cream
although I would beg to differ... It is more like a canary mustardy yellow :) 
This polish is perfect for summer and I received tons of compliments on it!
You may remember it from my Pink Lemonade nails I did recently! 


Overall, I do love Julep polishes. They are opaque and the
consistency is not to goopy or liquidy. The $19.99 price tag for 
this box is well worth it as you receive each polish for around $6.50.
One thing I do want to discuss is the longevity of the polish.... which to be
completely honest is not that long! I normally get 2 days wear before the 
nail polish chips. Although I have found that buffing the nail
and sealing the free edge definitely increases the wear for a couple more
days. One thing I do want to applaud Julep for is that the nail polish
smell is not as strong as it is with other polishes, I believe this is due to 
the fact that the polishes do not contain formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, 
DBP, and toluene which makes these polishes healthier for your nails and nose. 

Another thing that is awesome about Julep is that they donate 
some of their earnings to organizations that empower women. 

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Penny Deal!
Julep is nice enough to offer all of my readers 
living in the U.S and Canada 
an introductory box (valued at over $40) 
for only one penny! 
Yes, 
you read right... ONE CENT!

1.) Go to the Julep Site by clicking HERE 
2.) Take the style quiz
3.) At the checkout use code: MAVENINTRO


*Disclaimer: This specific box was provided for review by Julep. I am not being compensated or paid.
 In no way did the company influence my thoughts or opinions. This is my honest opinion.*

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Color Me Pretty

I love playing with color and a couple of
days ago I created this pastel and bright look....
I did two variations of lip color and I fell in love with 
the pastel purple one... which is your favorite?

Products Used:

FACE:
Jordana Foundation in Toasty
MIXED WITH
Hard Candy Just Face It Foundation in Fair
Youngblood Hi-Def Powder
Collection 2000 Concealer

BROWS:
NYC Brow Pencil in Taupe

LIPS:
LILAC LIPS: Revlon Color Burst in Gumdrop
BLUE LIPS: Wet and Wild Eye Pencil in Sky Blue

EYES:
MAC Paint Pot in Other Worldly (Blue Base)
Urban Decay Eye Shadow in Narcotic
Coastal Scents Original Palette (the orange and some pinks)
Jordana Mauve Lip Liner (purple eye liner)
Carbon Eye Shadow (back eye liner)
Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara










Friday, June 22, 2012

Everyday Makeup Routine Tutorial!

A quick little tutorial showcasing what I have been wearing
on my face everyday this past month :)

Products are all listed in the video description bar :) 






Tuesday, June 19, 2012

JULEP GIVEAWAY & Nail Polish Collection Video!

For those of you that requested a nail polish collection video,
here it is! I explain in the video that I am not much of a nail person
hence my lack of nail polishes. I have every color a girl can possibly 
want though! :) I explain briefly most of the nail polishes
but if you have a question about a specific one don't hesitate and ask :)

Please subscribe if you want to see more videos :)

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I have also partnered up with Julep to offer you an introductory box!
They offer an extensive array of colors and the polishes are of
great quality!

Please follow all the rules for entering 
and note that the giveaway ends on the 27th (8 days)
Julep will be personally contacting the winner so be sure
to leave all of the correct info! 
AND THIS GIVEAWAY IS ONLY 
FOR U.S AND CANADA RESIDENTS

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Also, if you haven't tried Julep 
try it out for only a penny!
Use code: MAVENINTRO
AND CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE SITE 

You can also get the Wet and Wild Nail Polishes for 40%
at Rite Aid! From June 17-22 :)




Monday, June 18, 2012

The Untitled Look :)

Apparently I am all out of creative juices today
and I can not for the life of me think of a name for this look!

HELP ME OUT YA'LL!

But anyways this is one of my everyday looks :)
I'm sure all of you know that I love liquid liner!

I used the Sephora Long Lasting Liquid Liner :) 

Makeup has been simple these days as it has been
very very hot where I live :(