Saturday, November 17, 2012

Influenster Beauty Bloggers voxbox 2012

Yay! I received my Beauty Bloggers voxbox from Influenster a few weeks ago! I was so excited because I knew this box was going to have some awesome stuff in it! It arrived in the mail in a plastic bag with it labeled that it was received damaged. The box sounded like there were a million pieced of shattered glass in it and I though uh oh! I carefully opened it to find a mini candle in a million pieces! :(


I love Bath and Body works candles so I was a bit sad but it ok because these things happen! It was a bit tricky to clean up cause some of the pieces were so tiny and managed to get all over my counter somehow! But I cleaned and wiped the wax off of everything and then I was ready to get started trying out my products!

RIP candle :(

 This box came with some awesome goodies! As I am writing this post I am still trying out some of the items so there will be more individual posts coming up!

 The first item is from the haircare brand Goody. They are these amazing spiral metal pieces that replace bobby pins! I have them already and love them! My hair color is dark brown and these are for light brown so I am going to keep them to gig to a friend or put them in a giveaway! They really are awesome. You just twist your hair in a bun and then twist them into the bun on opposite sides. Your bun stays perfectly in tact! They are quick and easy and great to have on you if you want to throw your hair in a nice bun quickly.

 The next item are these Kiss eyelashes which I have not tried yet. It is actually a whole starter kit that comes with the glue. I am going to try a look using them and another product I received in the box. I will do a separate post on that.

 The next product is by Not Your Mothers. and it is a curl defining hair cream. I am excited to try this because I have straight/wavy hair. I recently got it cut and it is layered so it tends to be more wavy now. I will do a separate post on this product to let you know how it works for me!

 This eyeshadow set is by NYC and I plan to play around with it and do a look using this palette and the lashes! I can't wait to try it out! I comes with a primer and illuminator! I will do a separate post and review on my look I come up with!

 These two items are by No7. I have never tried this brand but I have always wanted too. The left one is a cleansing lotion which I have never tried one before. On the right is a night cream. I have been trying them out the past couple of days and I have to say I am very happy with them. I absolutely LOVE the night cream! Its smells amazing and feels great on my skin. I don't like my night creams to be very heavy and I find that this one is perfect for me. It is not too heavy but not too light. Once I run out of the night cream I am using I think I might have to pick this one up! The cleansing lotion is a new concept for me. The directions say to put it on and then wipe it off. I have tried it a few times and it does feel really nice on my skin. It is almost like a gel lotion that doesn't absorb. you wipe it off and it just cleans and refreshes your skin. I think it would be great to keep in your purse or for travel. you don't need water with it which is pretty cool.

 This little product id called E Boost and it is supposed to be one of those powders you just add to water. It give you energy and immunity. I have not tried it yet but I will add my review to another post once I get the chance to try it out!

Lastly would have been my candle but obviously it broke :( I did get a great coupon thought! I love love love bath and body works candles! The fall scents are my favorite!! Leaves is a must, Autumn, Autumn day, farm stand apple, and marshmallow fireside are staple fall scents for me!! Go check them out!

Thanks for reading and if you have any questions feel free to comment below!!!

xoxo

Monday, November 12, 2012

Deal alert at Sephora!

While in Sephora one day I came across this neat little package. It comes with a bunch of full sized items. I am always on the hunt for the best deal I can find and I could not pass up this one! $45 for 9 items and a neat bag! Some of the items are even full sized!


Here is what it looks like online and in the store. It comes with the products in the bag and a sleeve  over the bag with the picture.


 The bag it comes in is very pretty! It can be used as a makeup bag or even an evening clutch! It is not too small but not too big and it is a good quality bag.


 In the bag it comes with a Nars Body Glow, A sephora by OPI nail polish in looks like rain dear, A bare minerals eye color in good fortune, Josie Maran GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara in Black, Lorac 3D Liquid Lustre Gold, Laura Mercier Baked Eye Color - Wet/Dry in Black Karat, Bare Escentuals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Trail Blazer, Stila Duo Shimmer Powder in Kitten, and a Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Starfish


I am going to test out some of the products and do another blog post about it! Let me know if there is anything you would like to see!

xoxo

Monday, October 29, 2012

Beauty gift guide holiday collections 2012


Hello my lovelies! Its been WAY too long! Just a little update on me. Sorry I havent been posting in a few months. I starts my full time student teaching and boy does that take up all my time! I am busy working with my little first graders and I love it! For those of you lovely ladies who have full time jobs and keep up a blog, props to you because it is tough to do!

I am off from school today due to hurricane Sandy :( so I have time to blog a bit. I put together this post of all of the holiday collections and palettes that are available to purchase for gifts. There are quite a few of them that I have on my list :). I mean I really want them all though!

Urban Decay



Urban Decay has a few sets and palettes out that look pretty awesome. The big palette is called the Vice palette and then they have a few smaller palettes and gift sets. You can check out the Feminine Dangerous and Fun Palettes which retails for $36. Check out The vice palette which I have on my list. Is retails for $59 and comes with 20 eyeshadow colors! I absolutely love Urban Decay shadows and liners! They are one of the best!

Tarte

The tarte holiday collections are to die for! They always come out with some awesome gift sets! I really want the The big thrill box set which is on the left. It is an awesome deal! It is sold exclusively at Ulta and is only $48! You can also check out their fantastic foursome 4 piece amazonian clay 12 hour blush enthusiast set if you have not tried them yet. They are awesome and its a great deal to get 4 of them for $35.

 Sephora
Sephora just came out with their Disney Cinderella collection. Let me just say I want it all! There is a palette for $55, Listick set for $25, and a nail polish set for $24.50. There is also a perfume and a smaller palette. You can check out the whole collection at Sephora.

 NARS
NARS came out with their Andy Warhole collection with some very unique palettes. I love NARS products and they make great gifts! They can be a bit on the pricy side for me. You can check out the collection at Sephora.

 Bare minerals
Now that Bare Minerals have their new ready collection I am in love! I want all of their new palettes! Their shadows are SO pigmented and gorgeous! The bottom palette is called the Fired Up palette which retails for $54. Check them out at Bare Escentuals If your looking for the Palette at the top right you check it out at macys.com.

 Smashbox
 Smashbox has some great palettes out. They always give you a ton of colors to work with. The palette at the left is the Studio eye pop palette which retails for $49. The palette on the left is the Studio pop ultimate palette which retails for $59.


 Stila
 Stila has a nice holiday collection out. The palette on the left is the Snow angel palette which retails for $39. You can check out all of the items in the collection at sephora.com.

 Lorac
Lorac has a set of palettes called the eye candy full face collection which  is a set of 6 different palettes. 4 are eye shadow palettes, 1 is a cream eyeliner palette and the last one is a lip and cheek cream palette. This retails for $59.
 Benefit has a lot of great sets that come with a bunch of different products. You can try out all of their new lip glosses in this high flying lip gloss set that retails for $26. They also have a great set that has a bunch of different products for you to try out. It would make a great gift for someone who is not familiar with the brand. Its called the Sexy little stowaways and it retails for $34.


Laura Mercier



Laura Mercier has a neat little essentials palette called the glamour wardrobe dual decker palette. Its on the pricy side retailing for $98 but its a great brand of makeup. It is a very nice gift to give to someone who is starting to get into makeup.

Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown has some really nice palettes and sets out for the holidays. The ones I have my eye on are the uber nude lip and eye palette. Its a neat palette that comes with three eyeshadows and three lip colors including a gloss. There is also a smokey palette like this. They retail for $30. Bobbi Brown is one of my favorite makeup brands. If I could, I would put all of her holiday sets on my list of things to buy this year!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Battle of the light pink lip glosses

As a part of my little mini series Battle of the... Here is Battle of the Pink Lip glosses! I love lip gloss and I usually stick to the lighter colors, so I decided to pick out my favorite of the light pink colors I have. here they are, it is a mix of high end and low end. I know you can't get some of the colors but I am working on looking for dupes of the popular colors that are gone.

 From left to right (MAC kissable lip color in enchante, smashbox pout, covergirl wetslicks in guava, MAC viva glam gaga, urban decay peroxide, essence me and my ice cream, NARS turkish delight, and elf birthday suite)
They are a mix of different shades of light pink that look awesome on your lips. Each lip gloss formula is a little different but I will talk about each of them below.

enchante, pout, guava, gaga, peroxide, me and my ice cream, turkish delight, birthday suite

1. Mac kissable lip color in enchante ($18 Mac counter). I dont think it is still avaliable but you could always ask at your local counter or check out if there is some in a CCO . The formula is a very pigmented liquid lipstick type of gloss. There is a small sheen to it and it has that nice sweet mac lipgloss smell.

2.Smashbox pout ($18 Sephora). This color is the lightest out of all the glosses. There is no smell to it and I find it sometimes to be a bit of a gritty feeling on my lips. It is not sticky at all.

3.Covergirl wetslicks fruit spritzer in guava ($5.99 Ulta or CVS). This have a very fruity fun smell to it. It feels good on your lips and is not that sticky. It is a little bit of a darker pink but is has shimmer in it to really give your lips that glossy glow.

4. Mac viva glam gaga. I know you cant pick this up any more but I am on the hunt to find a good dupe. This is a very pigmented light pink. To me, it is not that sticky on your lips. It is one of those build-able lip gloss colors.

5. Urban Decay peroxide ($19 Sephora or Urbandecay.com). I love this gloss! It has a cool vanilla mint scent to it and is not sticky on your lips. The color is not too milky which I like. It also has a cooling feeling when you put it on your lips. It is not painful like a plumper, just cooling and refreshing.

6. Essence me & my ice cream. ($2.99 at Ulta) This was a great find for me because it is a very wearable light pink gloss for a good price. I have to say the it was hard to swatch and get good pigmentation but I feel like that was from the applicator they have in it. Once you get a good amount it is a great pink color. Not sticky on the lips. It is supposed to be long lasting but it didn't work that good for me.

7. NARS Turkish delight ($24 Sephora) This is a very popular gloss that is very light. I do not like the plastic smell that NARS lip glosses have but its such a pretty color I can deal with it. It is a true milky pink. The gloss itself is only a little bit sticky.

8. elf birthday suite ($3 elf.com) This is actually a stain gloss combo. It is very pigmented and it is one of those stain glosses that you put it on and it get matte. You just apply the clear color it comes with and then it looks great.


If you have any questions please comment below!
What are some of your favorite pink lip glosses??
xoxox

Friday, August 10, 2012

Wisdom teeth out :(

Sorry for the lack of blogging, I have been busy trying to apply to jobs and yesterday I got my wisdom teeth taken out :( I had to get all four and it was my first experience having a type of surgery. I have to admit I was very very nervous and anxious but I was surprised at myself for how well I did. Normally I pass out when it comes to medical things like getting blood drawn but I was able to not pass out for the removal of my teeth! yay me! All I have been doing since is laying on my couch watching tv and eating soft foods only. I could kill for some real food right now. Chicken broth, jello, yogurt, applesauce, and a frosty from wendys have been all I am able to eat right now. The recovery is not too bad and it definitely feels good to keep ice packs on my face.



I picked up these cute ice packs from target haha. Two spongebob and two disney princess. I have to say they work really good because they are a soft gel that molds to my puffy cheeks. Plus they are so cute, how could something named boo boo buddy not make you feel better?! I am also a huge disney princess fan so when I found them I was so excited!


  
Anyway, I have decided to start another blog! I am very excited for this one because organizing is another love of mine besides makeup. I am one of those people who is always changing things around to try and find the best organizing solution. I will be posting and sharing my ideas that I fond work best for me. I am very excited to get started and have already thought of some ideas! I have not started yet but my new blog will be http://lovelymsorganizer.blogspot.com

Thanks for reading and don't forget to checkout my new blog once I start!

xoxox

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Influenster summer beauty VoxBox 2012

I was so happy to recieve my first influenster summer beauty VoxBox! There were some great products for summer that came in it. The best part was that it was free!! Anyone can sign up! Head on over to http://www.influenster.com and check it out.


 My box came with five items for summer. The first was hawaiian tropic silk hydration lotion sunscreen. Next few were Sally Hansen nails & Cuticles hand cream, Sally Hansen magnetic nail polish, Quaker banana nut bread soft baked bar, and Always/Tampax radiant sample kit.
 I pretty much ate this as soon as I saw it haha. I love banana nut flavor so I was dying to try it. I warmed it up in the microwave because it says right on the package that its great warmed up. It was so good! I want to go out and pick up a box. Its a great on the go breakfast bar. It has 140 calories per bar which I think is not to bad at all. If your a fan of banana nut I highly suggest going out and picking up some to try!
 I was so excited to see this Hawaiian Tropic silk hydration lotion. I love the brand Hawaiian Tropic for their sun screen and tanning products. I really liked this product because I saw it more as a moisturizer rather then a sun screen. It goes on light and is very moisturizing. I like that the SPF is 30 because I don't like to go any lower then that. I use this product like an every day moisturizer rather then a sunscreen. I absolutely love the smell. It smells like summer to me. A mix of cocoanut, sunscreen and fruit. This is a must have for summer!
 I am always on the lookout for good hand creams. This one is like a bonus for me because I am a nail biter and have horrible cuticles. This is very moisturizing and it good for your hands, cuticles and nails! I love that this is a three in one product. It has shea butter in it which makes leaves your hands feeling very silky smooth. It has a lemon butter scent to it I think. I am not a fan of lemon but I surprisingly don't mind the smell of this cream.
 I was very excited for this nail polish because I have seen and been reading about these magnetic polishes but have not try them out myself. They are so cool! I wasn't sure if it was going to work too well but when I tried it out, it looked pretty awesome. It is so easy to do also! I want to go out and check out some more colors!
The last thing in the VoxBox was this always/tampax radiant sample kit. It comes with a super and regular tampon, a regular infinity pad, a liner and a cute little pouch to keep them all in. I don't know if this is TMI but I will keep it brief haha. I absolutely love the infinity pad. i have been using the infinity kind for a while now and have to say they are a must. I also love the fact that the tampons are resealable now in this radiant line. I suggest picking up some and trying them out.

Hope you enjoyed reading and if you have any questions please comment below! Have your tried out any of these products? Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Nail Polish water-marbling tips

After my first experience with water marbling, I decided to write down a few tips and tricks. It looks easy but it can actually be hard. Definetly one of those things that practice makes perfect. It took me a very long time to do all 10 of my nails. On my first try I only had one nail on each hand that worked. I had to redo some nails a few times to make it work. Here is my list of tips for anyone who is going to try out water-marbling for the first time.

1. It can be very messy. Make sure you have something down like an old towel to protect the surface you are working on. Also have a garbage can on hand. (that mess of tape and toothpicks was only from trying it on one hand)

2. Make sure your nail polish spreads when you drop it in the water. If it doesn't spread much like in the picture above then you will have too much nail polish on your nail when you dip it in the water.

3. Here is a pic of what your nail polish should look like when you drop it in the water. Once it drops in, it should spread out and not just remain a dot. This will help make it easier to create a design. I found that using room temperature to warmish water helps with this. (if you use cold water then you nail polish will dry too fast in the water and you won't be able to make a design)

4. For brighter colors, use a white polish as a base so the colors can really be brought out.

      5. I like using tape around my fingers best, some people use vasaline which works also.



6. Make sure your nails are completely dry before you remove the tape, or else it will ruin the design.


7.Work as quickly as you can but take the time to make sure the nail polish spreads in the water.

8. Unscrew the tops of the nail polish bottles so it goes quicker.

9. Use an old bowl or disposable bowl because you will get nail polish on it.

10. Practice makes perfect!

My ideal list of supplies:
disposable bowl
warm water
toothpicks
q-tips
cotton balls
nail polish remover
white base coat
tape
old towel
Piece of paper to wipe off leftover nail polish on tooth picks

Hope this post helped some of you who want to try water marbling!
good luck!
If you have anymore tips please comment below because I am still working on mastering this myself!

xoxo