Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Teal Dry Marble using Plastic Bag


I have never tried doing a real water marble manicure because it takes too much effort and it creates such a mess. Here's my simpler version of marbling using a piece of plastic bag!

First I painted all the nails with this gorgeous teal color by Julep.

Then I cut out a small piece of plastic bag for pressing. I dabbed a few polishes drops from a white, a black, and the same teal color on the nail. Then I simply took the piece of plastic and lightly pressed it onto the wet polishes. This will create a random mix of the 3 colors and that's it!

Polishes Used:
Teal and Black - Julep 
White - Collistar
Plastic Bag

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Ipsy Aug 2017 Unboxing and First Impression


Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription service that comes with a new makeup bag and 5 beauty sample products for the price of $10 USD/month.

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This month's bag is an ombre purple and pink one with the words "Wild and Free". I think there is also another color combination with similar style that others might have received.

What I got:

Seraphine Botanicals - Liquid Eye Liner in Black - 2 ml
It's my first time trying an eye liner from this brand. It has a felt tip and the pigment is pretty intense. It draws on easily and it claims to be budge proof. I will need to see how it performs on the eyes.

Sundays - Nail Polish in No. 28 - 14 ml
This claims to be a 10 free and non toxic polish. I mostly use non toxic nail polishes now so I am excited to have this! The color I got is grey with a tiny hint of cool lilac. I think this color is on trend with fall coming close!

Makeup Forever - Excessive Lash Mascara - 2.5 ml
Everyone loves Makeup Forever and one can never have too many mascaras! I love trying new mascaras and this brush is the type I like for volume, which is also the claim for this product. Can't wait to try this on the eyes!

Hey Honey - Face Scrub - 15 ml
This scrub contains "Propolis extract (a healing and anti-inflammatory compound produced by bees). It helps dissolve residue, minimize the look of pores, hydrate, and brighten up your skin." I am learning lots from reading about products! Haha. I hope it really does what it claims (there are lots and it sounds too good to be true!). 

FORMULA 10.0.6 - Pores Be Pure Skin-Clarifying Mud Mask - 30 ml
I like to do a good mud mask for clarifying pores a couple of times a week. This one seems to have yummy ingredients like strawberry and rosemary. I will sure put this to good use!

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Pet Paws on Teal


Are you a dog or cat person? I think I am a cat person for now. I love dogs too but they can be a bit of work and cats are easier!

For the base, I picked a teal, cream, and grey color. You can use any color combinations of your choice!

Then I simply took the dotting tool to paint on the paw print with the grey on the cream nails!

Polishes Used:
Teal and Cream - Julep
Grey - Mineral Fusion
Dotting Tool

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Esqido Mink Lashes Review


Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review but all opinions are my own.

I love wearing false lashes for on special occasions like weddings and night outs! I enjoy dramatic lashes with heavy eye makeup for these occasions. Esqido Mink Lashes was kind enough to let me choose a style on my own and sent them to me along with their lash glue for review!

On their website, there is a brilliant quiz that can help you choose the lashes that suite your needs. This quiz is very well made and programmed! I was quite impressed by it. Definitely give it a try! Click HERE to start your lash quiz.

Esqido eyelashes are handcrafted with 100% premium mink hair. There are so many different styles to choose from and you will definitely find some that suites you! The packaging is extremely luxurious. The style I got is called Lashlorette which are long and are crisscrossed making them look more natural on the eyes. The lashes at the inner corners are a tiny bit shorter giving them a more wispy look. 

I also received the Companion Eyelashes Glue which is latex free. I like the glue but I don't think it is the strongest I have tried. It dries down completely clear and invisible which I appreciate.

I have worn these Lashlorette lashes for a couple of times now and I have really enjoyed them. They are light on the eyes and they look natural but still give me good volume and length. The top photos are without the false lashes but with mascara. I always put on some mascara first before wearing falsies because that makes my real lashes blend in more easily. These mink lashes are quite comfortable on the eyes and I can wear them for the whole day. They are light and I don't feel weighed down at all. The lash band is also very thin which is an important factor for me when I look for false eyelashes. 

Overall I really like these lashes from Esqido and I definitely recommend them if you are looking for high end good quality mink lashes! Thanks Esqido for sending them for me to try! 

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Thursday, August 03, 2017

Wine and Silver Dotticure


Here's an easy dotticure that you can do with so many other color combinations! I like to mix light and dark colors with different textures.

For the base, I chose a cream color, a burgundy wine, and a textured silver.

On the 2nd and 3rd finger nails, I used the same wine color to paint on some polka dots in different sizes close to the tip of the nails.

Then I took a silver polish to add more polka dots and overlapped some of the dots. That's all to it!

Polishes used:
Silver - Mineral Fusion - Cascade
Cream - Julep - Lillian
Textured Silver - Spa Ritual - Charleston
Wine - Butter London - Pash

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