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- Game of Thrones makeup series
- BEST self tanner review
- look w/ new Sleek Candy palette

6/5/14

Back from Hiatus... time for Hemp! ;)

Sorry for my mini hiatus, everyone!
We've been in the process of moving, and we've just now got wifi hooked back up.
I still don't know if I'll be able to post as often as I used to,
but it will definitely be more often than lately!


Anyway, I figured I'd start my return with a bong, i mean, bang :P
I came across this brand Hempz in Ulta several months ago,
and finally a couple weeks ago I went back & scooped up some stuff.

Here's their self tanner & a body wash:

I'll do a full review of both of these products soon,
but so far, I will say- WOW!
The self tanner works wonderfully, and the body wash smells
AMAZEBALLS.


Have any of you ever tried this brand?!
I'm super curious to know what your experience has been!



I have high hopes for these products,
but I will keep you posted :)

5/18/14

Revlon Matte Lip Balm- 'Unapologetic'

Ya'll know I love these matte balms form Revlon.
I'm finally posting about another one today that is bright & perfect for summer.
Here's 'Unapologetic'.






As always, this baby went on super smooth.
It's staying power is redonkulous,
and the bright pink gives you a perfect pop of color.
:)



5/15/14

Tooty Fruity

I've got my first Summer-y look for you today.
I have yet to really use my Sleek Candy palette that I bought a couple months ago,
so I took the time to create a look with it.



Here's 'Tooty Fruity'.






I used (all Sleek shadows):
Too Faced's Shadow Insurance
'Pear Drop'- inner corner
'Bubble Gum' & Sugarpill's 'Afterparty'- crease
'Apple Sour' & 'Mint Cream'- lid
Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara



I actually really loved this.
It's fun and bright,
and I forgot how much I loved bright blues on my eyes.
:)





5/12/14

Cocktail Makeup Series- So Far (Review)

I AM NOT DEAD.
I know it's been a hot minute since i've posted,
but i've been so busy with finishing up things for my license and graduating college.
I finally did it, though!!
Which means now I have more time to blog :)


If you followed my blog last summer,
you'll know I started a makeup series based off of various cocktails.
I plan to do that again this year (and am currently taking requests!!),
so I wanted to recap what I've done so far.



















The attached links go to each looks' respective post,
where you can find more pics, recipes, and products used.



I plan on creating even better (quality wise, anyway) looks this year.
Any suggestions you guys have, let me know!
:)




4/27/14

Game of Thrones makeup series- House Martell

Hooray!
If you follow GoT at all so far this season,
you know that House Martell of Dorne is becoming increasingly bigger players.
(if you've read the books, then you REALLY know what's going on!)
In honor of that,
I wanted to use House Martell as the inspiration for my next installment
in my GoT makeup series!


Here's their sigil:

Based on their colors,
I created the following look!







I used:
Too Faced's Shadow Insurance
Sugarpill's 'Love+' & Lime Crime's 'Siren'- crease
Sugarpill's 'Flamepoint'- highlight of crease
Lime Crime 'Circus Girl'- inner corner
BFTE 'Tangerine' & 'Wacky'- middle and outer lid
Covergirl Line Exact liquid eyeliner
Covergirl mascara



I freaking love these fiery combos together!
I feel like i've used a lot of reds, golds, and oranges in this series,
but there are prevalent within the GoT world!


Anyway,
I actually wore this look out in public. Twice.
I love it.
What do you guys think?




4/20/14

Easter polishes!

HAPPY EASTER!
Today is the day the Lord has made :)
I will rejoice and be glad in it!


Praise God for such a wonderful day today.
Also, I have some exciting and adorable Easter polishes for you!
Both from Pop Culture Cosmetics!


This is 'Bunny Trail' over Essie's 'To bUy or Not to Buy'



Secondly, 'Easter Dress' over Sinful Colors' !



4/18/14

Pop Culture Cosmetics- 'Happy Daisy'

My second PCC polish is this happy, festive top coat.
Here's 2 coats of 'Happy Daisy' over 
2 coats of Sinful Colors' 'Unicorn'.



'Happy Daisy' is a clear top coat filled with all sizes of yellow
and white hexes. There are a couple white daisy glitters in there,
but their super hard to get to, even with a toothpick :/


Despite that, this is such a happy, lighthearted mani that I don't even care
if the daisies come out or not-
the combo is still adorable!


What do you think?


4/17/14

Pop Culture Cosmetics 'Smart & Sassy'

I haven't had a Pop Culture Cosmetics polish in awhile,
but when I saw their new Spring/Easter polishes-
I had to have some.


Here's the first of several,
'Smart & Sassy' over Sinful Colors' 'Cotton Candy'

'Smart & Sassy' is a light pink jelly filled with large blue stars,
Large blue, neon yellow, and pink hexes, small & square iridescent glitter,
and yellow, blue, & pink micro-glitter.


I was quite pleased with this polish?
It's super adorable and great for Spring :)




4/15/14

Revlon Matte Balm Stain- 'Audacious'

Whew!
Sorry it's been almost/over a week since I posted last.
I've had so much going on with job fairs, wedding planning,
and now moving houses!


Anyway,
ya'll know I'm in love with Revlon's Matte Balm Stains,
(see a full review of them here)
and now that it's Spring/close to Summer,
I was ready to pick up some brighter colors :)

Here's 'Audacious'!

'Audacious' is a bright, peachy-orange shade.
:)



It's much brighter than these pictures can show,
AND I LOVE IT.
!!! 


As always, the formula and wearability of these balm stains are incredible.
I HIGHLY recommend you scoop one or two of these babies up for the coming season,
if you haven't already!




4/6/14

Game of Thrones makeup series- R'hllor, The Lord of Light

GAME OF THRONES PREMIER TODAY OMG.
In honor of that, I'm so excited to pick back up
my Game of Thrones makeup series!
(See HERE for all my Game of Thrones looks last year)


Today's look is based on R'hllor, the Lord of Light.
"For the night is dark and full of terrors."

In case you don't read the books or watch the series,
this is an increasingly popular and apparently strong
or 'real' God in Westeros. 
His most prominent disciple is
the lady Melisandre, who's a freak in and of herself,
and who's also the guiding force behind Stannis Baratheon's movement.


Here's my look for R'hllor:


I used:
Too Faced's Shadow Insurance
Sugarpill's 'Tako'- browbone
Lime Crime's 'Siren' inner corner
SYN Cosmetics' 'Ruthless' -lid
Sugarpill's 'Flamepoint', SYN Cosmetics' 'Blaze'- crease
BFTE's 'Lemon' and Sugarpill's 'Buttercupcake'- waterline


Although the yellow on the waterline turned out a bit too bright,
and the inner corners are a little sloppy,
I still like it.

The Lord of Light is all about fire (obviously),
and often blood sacrifice, so I think the reds were definitely a good choice.
What do you guys think?

4/5/14

Game of Thrones review & roundup

So in lieu of the new season of Game of Thrones starting TOMORROW,
I decided to put together all my past GoT related posts.
I have polishes & makeup looks to show ya,
in case you didn't see them or follow my blog then :)


First up, GoT manis.

The Eyrie :)
from Not Too Polished

Casterly Rock
Not Too Polished

Winterfell
Not Too Polished

Direwolf
Fanchromatic Nails


And now for a few of the GoT looks:

The Lannisters


The Tyrells

The Targaryens


Winterfell ( the Starks )




I'm super excited to continue my GoT makeup series this year!
Stay tuned TOMORROW for my latest installment :)