April 16, 2012

Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner

I decided to buy this eyeliner after fashionista804 kept talking about it. She was completely right about it! This eyeliner is so smooth and creamy it glides on perfectly. I didn't use the applicator that came with it, I used a Sonia Kashuk eyeliner brush and it works great! The only complaint that I have about this eyeliner is that at the end of the day, some of it does transfer to the top of my lid. I usually just go over it with liquid liner real quick so that doesn't happen. I absolutely love the look of this liner and I will be repurchasing!

Product: Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner
Price: $7.94
Bottom Line: Buy It!

April 15, 2012

e.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set

When trying a new type of product, I typically start at the lower-range price scale first. I was really excited when I picked up this e.l.f. mist and set because I've heard a lot of good things about it. Let me tell you, it's horrible! It has nothing to do with the formula, but the smell of this is absolutely disgusting. It really smells like puke. I'm not sure if mine is just bad or this is how all of them smell, but I can't even take it. I wore this with my MAC studio fix powder, but I had to take it off because I kept smelling this! Has anyone else had problems with this smell?!

Product: e.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set
Price: $3.00
Bottom Line: Leave It!

April 10, 2012

Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer

Before product is rubbed into the skin
After product is rubbed into the skin

I've been using this moisturizer for about 6 months everyday now. I have learned to like it, but I think it can be a lot better. The first thing that I noticed about this product is that it had a HUGE smell of sunscreen. I know it's spf 30, but I don't think it should be that strong. It also leaves my skin a little bit oily, as you can see from the third picture. It goes away, but it takes awhile, especially if you want to put on makeup right after applying this. I did not see any noticeable "evening of skin tone or texture" either. I think this product would be good if you wanted a high spf moisturizer, but not if you want the results it promised.

Product: Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer
Price: $14.99
Bottom Line: Leave It! 

April 7, 2012

Mac Haul: Reel Sexy & In Extra Dimension

I'm so excited about this purchase! I really was looking into the Reel Sexy lipstick, but it was sold out online. But, I went to my local MAC counter and they still had it and stock along with most of the In Extra Dimension collection! I was really surprised because I've seen a lot of girls on YouTube and blogs saying their MAC was sold out. So, here's what I got:

Skinfinish in "Whisper of Gilt"

Lipstick in "Reel Sexy"
I absolutely love both things I bought & I think they suit my skin tone perfectly!

Have you bought anything from the new MAC collections?! I'd love to know!

April 3, 2012

Newspaper Nails

Here's my take on newspaper nails! I absolutely  love the look of these & it's actually easy once you get the hang of it.

 All you need is nail polish of your choice, a top coat, alcohol, and newspaper.

Step One: Paint your nails a solid color. (I chose Fast Track from China Glaze)
Step Two: Once dry, apply your top coat.
Step Three: Once dry, dip your nail into alcohol.
Step Four: Take a piece of newspaper and push it on your wet nail. I found the best thing to do is to make sure the newspaper is fully saturated through the back. So if it's not, just put alcohol on the back of the newspaper once it's on your nail.
Step Five: Peal of the newspaper and you have your design!
Step Six: APPLY TOP COAT! If you skip this step, the newspaper writing will come off your nails!

I hope you find this helpful & let me know if you have tried this technique! :)