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- newest Zoya polishes
- UD Concealer review
- My Little Pony makeup series


3/1/15

Zoya Pixie Dust 'Lux'

I've only tried one other Pixie Dust from Zoya before,
but I loved it. SO, I was very anxious to try another one.
When Zoya had their last promo,
I scooped up two.

Here's the first: 'Lux'



'Lux' is a "rose quartz" Pixie Dust. They claim opacity is a 4 (on a scale of 1-5), but I would say it's closer to a 3. Here, I've got 2 coats of it over Covergirl's 'Constant Candy'. 
I couldn't completely capture the jaw-dropping sparkle of this bad boy,
but it's close enough.
Needless to say, the sparkle & shine is INSANE.
Definitely beautiful!


2/26/15

FROM THE VAULT- Lime Crime Carousel Gloss 'Snow-Sicle'

So considering this is my NINTH consecutive day being out of work due to the snow/ice,
I figured this gloss is a perfect one to bring out of the vault and showcase again.



This gloss is completely clear, but filled with holo/iridescent glitter.
It's GORG.





Though I don't wear this very much (mainly because the sticky-ness of it doesn't mesh with my super long hair)- it is really lovely. Very simple and easy with a little bit of pop :)





2/24/15

My Little Pony makeup series- *Twilight Sparkle*

So since my daughter is lately obsessed with My Little Pony,
I decided to do a makeup series based on the little ponies.
They're each packed with all kinds of bright and cheerful colors,
so it's a great excuse to get out my brighter colors and play with them :)


For today's post, I used Twilight Sparkle for my first look.


I decided to stick with various shades of purple
with some slight pink for the look.
I also, of course, had to have a bit of sparkle ;)






I used:
Too Faced's Shadow Insurance
UD's 'Bobby Dazzle'- inner corner highlight
UD's 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in 'Woodstock' & Sugarpill's 'Dollipop'- lower lash line
UD's Glide On Eye Pencil 'Ransom' & Sleek's 'Parma Violet'- crease
Sleek's 'Flump' & 'Sugarlite'- highlight
UD's 'Grifter' & Lime Crime's 'Pearl-ple'- lid
Sugarpill's 'Tako'- browbone
Victorian Disco's 'Stun Grenade'- silver glitter
Covergirl Line Exact eyeliner
Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara



What do you guys think about my interpretation?
I had a lot of fun creating this crazy, bold, and sparkly look :)




2/23/15

* REVIEW * Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil

Happy Monday!
I've been out of work for a whole week because of the ice/snow,
so it's hard to go back to work today.
Meh.


Anyway... on to today's post :)
I've never used concealer.
However,
I grabbed one from Ulta a couple days ago,
and I've been giving it the old college try.




The Product


I bought DEA (;p heh) as it goes best with my skin tone.



Some of it's Claims:
- dries matte
- long lasting
- easy to apply with "precise application" b/c it's a pencil
- covers blemishes and dark circles easily
- sharpens for long use





The Review
Okay so- as I'm getting a little older,
I've decided to try/start using a concealer.
I've never used one before,
but the bags/darkness under my eyes is more of a regular battle than it used to be.
Sigh.
SO,
since I've had tons of luck with UD's Naked foundation,
it only made sense to try their concealer, too.


Here's my face prior to any foundation or concealer:
:D

The flash helps a little,
but I've got some baggage going on under my eyes...
not to mention some blemishes (thanks facial tanner)
and redness going on.


So, after applying my Naked foundation, 
I applied the concealer under my eyes.
I used to suggested triangle method,
so as not to look like a raccoon :)
Heres the before & after for each eye:






PROS:
- easy to apply
- I love that it dries matte, just like my foundation
- Blends easily (I used a sponge)
- Comes in 8 different shades to choose from
- easily brightens up dark circles/blemishes


CONS:
- a little pricey at $20
- must buy UD's Grindhouse pencil sharpener (another $10) 
in order to sharpen this concealer





Verdict
It's true that I don't have a whole lot to compare this concealer to
since I've not really tried any others yet.
(though I plan to!)
That being said, I did use UD's claims as my basis for comparison and judgment.
You can easily tell in the pictures the noticeable difference between
my eyes before the concealer and after.
I definitely feel like I look more awake/younger,
(can't believe i'm saying that... i'm only 25 after all! humph)
and it also easily covered any blemishes.
I do like how it dries matte and was uber easy to apply, too.
I know UD makes a liquid concealer for $8 more than this pencil,
but I have a feeling it would be a bit harder to apply.
The only thing that really kind of bugs me is that
 I now have to buy the $10 pencil sharpener in order to use it :/

All in all, very pleased. Well worth the $20.
RATING (OUT OF 10): 9





2/22/15

Revlon's Matte Lip Balm- 'Sultry'

Happy Sunday Funday!
Ya'll know I have a slight obsession with Revlon's matte lip balms.
I snagged a new shade in the grocery store the other day,
'Sultry'!


Sultry is a medium-rose shade.



Here it is in indoor lighting:



... and natural lighting:
(definitely more pink)



I'm IN LOVE with these lip balms.
There hasn't been a single once I've tried that I didn't like.
They're a great price, go on super smoothly, last long, smell good, and are super easy to apply.
What more could you want?!


I haven't tried the lip balms that have a shine/sheen to them yet as matte is my favorite look.
Have you tried any of Revlon's balms- matte or not?






2/19/15

Frigid February

So, in honor of us here in TN having record breaking sub-zero temperatures tonight,
I have a frosty, frigid look :)






I decided to do a darker color on my inner corners
rather than on the outer side, like usual.
I like how it turned out :)
I wish you could see the glitter and sparkle from a couple of the pigments I used more, 
but I'm overall pleased! :)



I used:
Too Faced's Shadow Insurance
UD's 'Truth'- brow bone
Sugarpill's 'Afterparty' & SYN Cosmetics' 'Famous'- crease
SYN Cosmetics' 'Dap'- highlight
UD's 'Heroine' & SYN Cosmetics' 'Delusion'- inner corners
UD's 'Kiddie Pool'- lid
Younique 3D lash mascara- lashes






2/16/15

Frozen! makeup look

Seeing as how my part of Tennessee has been under an ice storm for the past 12 hours,
I figured it was only appropriate to do a look based off of
Elsa from Frozen.

I know basically everyone has already created this look,
but I haven't.
So.
I gave it a go.




Here's my wearable, Elsa makeup look:




I used:
Too Faced's Shadow Insurance

BFTE's 'Last Call' &, Urban Decay's 'Alchemy' & 'Vanity', 
and Sleek's 'Flump' & 'Sugarlite'- inner/outer corners

Sleek's 'Parma Violet'- crease

SYN Cosmetics' 'Trance'- middle of lid

SYN Cosmetics' 'Case'- lower lash line

L'Oreal Butterfly Intenza mascara & Younique 3D lash mascara- lashes





2/14/15

V-Day look :)

I'm sure many of you lovely ladies have plans for Valentine's day,
single or not.
If so, you might want fun but wearable Valentine's day look.
I've created one today that I would totally wear out for the holiday.
<3







I used:
Too Faced's Shadow Insurance
Sleeks 'Parma Violet' & 'Flump'- crease
Lime Crime's 'Pearl-ple' & SYN Cosmetics' 'Case'- highlight
SYN Cosmetics' 'Trace'- inner corners
SYN Cosmetics' 'Dash'& 'Smooch'- lid
SYN Cosmetics' 'Romance'- lower lash line
Revlon's 'Matte Balm in 'Elusive'- lips


I actually really liked this look.
It's soft and flirty :))