Monday, March 26, 2018

Elegant Burgundy with Jewels


Why don't we do a simply elegant jewels nails this time? You can re-create this with any colors you want! Let's start.

For the base, I used this gorgeous burgundy color by Butter London. It's call Pash. I left out a half moon shape with no polish on the index finger.

Then I took some Sally Hansen silver studs and some clear polish to line the index finger and placed a triangular shape on the middle finger. I also added one stud on the 4th finger.

A tip for making sure the studs stay well is to dab extra clear coat around the studs after placement. This might decrease the reflective properties of the studs so try to dab around them instead of piling on top.

Products Used:
Burgundy - Butter London - Pash
Silver Studs - Sally Hansen

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Ipsy March 2018 First Impressions


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 has a "creativity" theme with cute black and white print for coloring. There are two crayons in the bag (extra items) that you can color on the bag! Fun right? 

What I got:

Tarte - Sex Kitten Eyeliner
Who doesn't need more black eyeliners? I love Tarte and I am excited to try this eyeliner. It claims to be smudge proof and that is a big factor for me. It swatches easily on my hand but I think it can be more black. I like the twist up and how pointy it is tho! Can't wait to try on my eyes.

Finding Ferdinand - Mini Lipstick in Rose Gold
I have never heard of this brand but I am surprised by the quality of it. It is a creamy lipstick and the shade I got is so flattening (rosy pink). It claims to have sunscreen in it so the lips are protected. It's very comfortable and non-drying. I love it!

Benefit - BAD Gal Bang Mascara in Pitch Black
This is a brand new mascara by Benefit and it claims to give you 36 hours of full-blast volume. It has a slim brush that claims to reach every lash. Let's see how this new mascara can give me volume!

AHAVA - Purifying Mud Mask
This mask is made with mud from the Dead Sea which claims to detox, unclog pores, and still boost hydration. Sounds pretty good right? Usually I find mud or clay mask a little drying. Hope this one is good!

BRTC - Jasmine Waterful Foaming Cleanser
I have used this Korean brand years ago but only tried their BB cream when BB cream was still new. This cleanser claims to remove makeup (even long wear lipsticks) and exfoliate when keeping the skin hydrated. That seems to be a lot of goodness claims for a cleanser. I know the Jasmine line focuses on hydration and I always love a good hydrating skincare product!

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Thursday, March 01, 2018

BoxyCharm Feb 2018 First Impressions


BoxyCharm is a monthly beauty subscription that focus mainly on makeup with 4-5 full size products. It costs $21 USD per month.

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I have recently unsubscribed from Glossybox because they started to have repeat items and they focus more on the skincare side, which isn't a bad thing, but I have too much skincare backups already. I think makeup products would be more fun and I know BoxyCharm is a popular one that constantly have good feedback. I will see if I want to continue this subscription. If I do, there are 3, 6, or 12 months plans that could save me some money.

This month's theme is Galaxy Glow and products are mostly holographic or having a purple shift!

What I got:

Naked Cosmetics - Holographic Highlighter Palette 
This holo packaged palette was the first thing that I saw when I opened this month's box. I think all brands are doing something holographic nowadays, which is great! I gasped when I opened the palette and saw the 6 different shades! OMG! They are so nice! They are not as soft and creamy as Becca highlighters but the color payoff is pretty good still. I am actually a bit chickened out on wearing these as highlighter since they are super colorful. They are beautiful regardless and I think it will be easier for me to wear them as eyeshadows. 

Cover FX - Shimmer Veil in Amethyst
From the packaging I thought this was a holo lipgloss. It could be since it is a beautiful pink with purple shimmer. After reading the box I realized it is a liquid eyeshadow, similar to the famous Stila Liquid Metal shadows. It looks gorgeous! It dries down immediately after I blended it out and I have high hopes for this! So excited to give this a try on the eyes!

Crown Pro - Trio Brush Set
These brushes are so cute with the white and pink details. They are quite soft too. I will use the smallest one for eyeshadow, the medium one for... I am actually not sure. I don't really have a need for this size of brush. The large one for setting powder or contour/bronzer.

Bellapierre Cosmetics - Shimmer Powder in Lust
So by this point I think there is enough purple/pink products in this month's box. Haha. I have tried pigments from this brand before and they are pretty good! This is a nice lavender color and it can create a romantic look. The ingredients are simple enough too. Like!

Vintage Cosmetics - Smokey Eye Pencil in Jet Black
You can never have too many black eyeliners right? This ones swatches quite easily on my hand but it seems to smudge easily too but it doesn't claim to be long lasting. It emphasizes the creamy soft formula that can glide on the lids without tugging or pulling. I will still give this a try.

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