Monday, November 25, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
I ordered Zoya Paloma during their Halloween promotion, and man, I love it. I need to get their other two jelly shades, the formula was perfect.
For this mani I used a jelly from OPI, which I think they called sorbet polishes, that I found in the dollar area of Target for $4. The shade name is Y'all Come Back Ya Hear, which is from the 2011 Texas collection. The formula was pretty good, not as good as Zoya's, but good.
These are the products I used today.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
As you can see this foundation comes in a handy tube, which I really prefer. It's lightweight and easy to squeeze onto my brush. My foundation brush of choice is the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. Mixed with this foundation the two create a soft, light coverage that still handles any imperfections beautifully. It feels very breathable and not once has it gotten flaky or chalky on my face. My face stays nice and shine free for about 8 hours before I might get some break through shine, but it's nothing a quick blot with some blotting papers can't fix. In the following photo I have JUST the Rimmel London Stay Matte foundation on half of my face, no concealer, no powder, nothing. It covers the redness and blotchiness of my skin without settling into any lines or pores.
I'm not sure what the price will be on this foundation when it launches, but I'm sure it will be in the same range as their others, which are very affordable. A little goes a long way with this foundation, especially using the brush. I was concerned about the color of the foundation, especially since Influenster chose it for me, but it blends perfectly. As noted in the photo I am shade 103 Light Ivory. I could probably wear a shade lighter and still have it blend nicely, so there seems to be a lot of wiggle room. Overall, this foundation has great staying power, covers beautifully without feeling heavy, and is definitely something I would purchase again.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Friday, October 25, 2013
Everyone has their little tips and tricks when it comes to nail art and I wanted to share one of mine.
I use a LOT of acetone and I hate having open bottles around thanks to my clumsiness. Enter a cheap glass ashtray.
I snagged this one at Dollar Tree. It not only safely holds acetone but it's also great for holding polish to mix or for dotting and such.
As you can see the notches where cigarettes (yuck) would go make fantastic brush holders.
If you do a lot of stamping, dotting, or brush based art this will probably be the best dollar you will spend.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Thursday, October 3, 2013
No one should be reading this yet, but I have been intending to start a beauty blog for quite some time and have finally made the step of creating it.
I will post various things, just whatever I feel like sharing. Expect mostly makeup and nails, but I'm sure hair and clothing will make an appearance. There will be reviews from time to time. Lots of nail art, including tutorials, will be featured.
This will likely not be properly set up until this weekend, and that is when the first proper posts will come along as well.