Wednesday, July 30, 2014

July Favorites!

This summer is going by way too fast. It makes me feel so sad that it is the end of July. I want summer to go on forever. I love the sunshine, and the break from work. I hope August goes by very very slowly!

Favorite TV Show

The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6: I think every month one of my favorite TV shows is another installment of The Real Housewives on Bravo. For some reason, I didn't find any good pictures of this cast that I could copy. This picture is a little blurry. I think it is interesting that Dina is back. I wonder why her and her sister don't get along. This season is interesting to me because 3 of the ladies I already know from past seasons, but 3 of the ladies are totally new, including twin sisters. I think this will be an interesting season.

Favorite Nail Polishes

1. Julie G Nail Color in Tahiti: This is another blue-green color. I seem to have a lot of these. It is my favorite color. I thought this was a pretty combination. I taught VBS for a week, and one of the girls in my group (She was probably 8 or 9 years old!) had this combination on her nails. I thought it was so pretty and summery. I copied her nail look. The red color is Essie's Cute As A Button.

2. Essie Nail Lacquer in Shine of the Times: I saw a blog post where someone combined Sinful Colors Cinderella with Shine of the Times as a top coat. This is so beautiful! I would wear this every day on my nails. The way it hit the sun was amazing.

3. Revlon Pebbled Texture Nail Enamel in Seychelles Sand: I originally painted my nails yellow, but it looked a little boring. I wanted to try out this new nail polish I got. I got it in several shades. It looks like little rocks. It's hard to describe. I thought it was pretty. It is hard to see the nail polish in this picture, unfortunately.

4. China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy: This is a neon coral shade. It has lasted for quite a long time on my toes. This was the best picture I took that showed how neon the color was. This is the perfect summer toe color to wear. It looks cute with flip flops.

5. Maybelline Color Show Jewels in Gilded in Gold with Maybelline Color Show in Born With It: I saw this on the display picture of the Jewel nail polishes. It is hard to see in the picture, but the jewel top coat looks like golden leaves to me. They aren't uniform glitters. They are more like golden particles. I think it is so pretty. Born With It is just a very light pink, but it makes for a good base to the golden jewels.

Skin Care

1. Avalon Organics Vitamin C Renew Revitalizing Eye Cream: I don't remember where, but I remember hearing someone used this and recommended it. It is a moisturizing eye cream.

2. Ulta Beauty Smoothie in Buttercream Cupcake 3-in-1 Shower Gel, Shampoo & Bubble Bath: This stuff smells so good! I love anything that smells like cupcakes. I use it as a shower gel.


1. Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser: This has been compared to Benefit's Porefessional. I wouldn't go so far as to say this is a dupe, but it does a pretty good job at minimizing the appearance of pores on the face. I put this on before foundation.

2. Jane Oil Free Finishing Powder in Fair: This month my skin was acting weird with my regular foundation routine. Sometimes the pores were more visible, or it looked like my face was too cakey or sometimes it was too shiny. I dug this out of a drawer and I haven't used this product in a long time. This may be past the expiration date because this is when Jane was sold in Rite Aid. I remember buying Jane in high school, but then it went away and now it is back and more expensive and is sold at Ulta. Even though it is old, it works really well! It keeps my face from looking too greasy. I keep it in a purse to touch up my face.

3. Bare Minerals Well Rested: My mom is in love with this stuff. She had an extra one that she let me have. It is a good powder to put under the eyes, and around the nose. It is like a concealer. I am really impressed by it. I use it to set my concealer.

4. Jesse's Girl Liquid Eyeliner in Black: I was on a hunt for a liquid liner that was waterproof. I think this is new at Rite Aid. It has a very fine point brush. It lasts all day, and doesn't smudge. It is also very easy to use. I have a hard time doing winged liner, but this makes it really easy for me. You can get right next to your lash line.

5. NYX Matte Finish Long Lasting Setting Spray: I used this a lot this month. I'm not exactly sure how well it does with keeping me matte. I think it works just as good as the Urban Decay setting sprays. I have tried those, but this is the inexpensive version. I had to try it.

Favorite Songs

1. Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield
2. Joy to the World by Three Dog Night
3. Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and The Waves
4. You've Got A Friend by James Taylor

1. Problem ft. Iggy Azalea by Ariana Grande
2. Break Free ft. Zedd by Ariana Grande
3. Shower by Becky G
4. Stubborn Love by The Lumineers
5. Ho Hey by The Lumineers
6. East of Eden by Zella Day
7. Cool Kids by Echosmith
8. American Dream by MKTO
9. Hey Ya! by OutKast
10. Really Don't Care by Demi Lovato
11. What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction
12. Rhythm of Love by Plain White T's
13. Clarity by Zedd
14. Maps by Maroon 5

She Came to Give It to You by Usher

Never Too Late by Kutless
This Is Amazing Grace by Phil Wickham
With Every Act of Love by Jason Gray
Strangely Dim by Francesca Battistelli

I hope you enjoyed my July favorites! What were your favorites of the month? Don't be afraid to leave a comment. I rarely get comments, so I love to get them!

Summer Makeup 2014 Part 5!

Wow! I can't believe I am on the 5th part of the summer series! That is good. I love summer looks. I think summer is my favorite season. My favorite season for makeup is fall though because I have fall coloring. These are my favorite summer looks that I have found watching Youtube videos. I copy the look using my own makeup. Sometimes I have the same makeup as the artist, but usually I have to use what I have. Hopefully, you will be inspired and use your makeup or you will know a cheap alternative to complete the look. I use my own foundation, powder, mascara, etc for some things, and I feel like it is up to you whatever works for you, so I don't go into detail about that.

1. Peachy Eyes with Bright Lips & Nails for the Summer! by Chanelette
a. Maybelline BB Cream
b. Concealer
c. Brows
d. Chanel Cream Eye Shadow in Emerveille: Revlon Illuminance Cream Shadows in Va Va Va Bloom, peachy gold color
e. Bronze Eye Liner, outer corner of upper lash line: Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Eyeliner Trio in Warm Nude Eyes, bronze
f. Mascara
g. Powder
h. NARS Laguna Bronzer, where the sun would naturally hit: Wet 'n Wild Bronzer in Bikini Contest
i. Benefit Watt's Up, center of nose, cupid's bow, top of cheekbones
j. MAC Lady Danger lipstick: Revlon Fire and Ice Lipstick
My Thoughts: Chanelette looks so beautiful. It looks retro with the bright red-orange lips. It is a very beautiful summer look. I love it!

2. Summer Party Makeup & Outfit by Kalyn Nicholson
a. Face Primer
b. Foundation
c. Concealer
d. Powder
e. Brows
f. Urban Decay Naked 2, crease: Revlon Colorstay Palette in Attitude, top right corner
g. Spray brush with MAC Fix +, L'Oreal Infallible Pepsy Coral, lid: Spray brush with Elf Makeup Mist & Set, Pacifica Solar Complete Mineral Palette in Coral
h. The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer, inner tearducts
i. Sky Blue Eye Liner, lower lash line, leave a little space near the inner corner: Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow Box in Peace
j. Black Liquid Liner, upper lash line, wing
k. Mascara
l. Revlon Soft Nude Lipstick: Revlon Nude Attitude
m. Whitening Lightning Color Your Smile in Coral Craze: Palladio Herbal Lip Gloss in Clearly Coral
n. Bronzer, under cheekbones, under jaw, neck, hairline
o. Annabelle Blush in Sunset Glow: Sonia Kashuk Beautifying Blush in Sunset
p. Whitening Lightning BB+ Illumination, nose, top of cheekbones: Pacifica Solar Complete Mineral Palette in Gold Dust
My Thoughts: The colors on the eyes remind me of summer: coral and sky blue. The cheeks are coral and the lips are a glossy coral.

3. My Summer Date Look + Picnic Ideas! by missglamorazzi
a. Rose Toner: Mario Badescue Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater
b. Sunscreen
c. Moisturizer
d. Eye Cream
e. Benefit Porefessional, pat into skin: Maybelline Baby Skin
f. Concealer
g. Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Spray: NYX Matte Finish Long Lasting Setting Spray
h. Foundation
i. Brows
j. Bare Minerals 5 in 1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eye Shadow in Divine Wine: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe
k. NYX Dream Catcher Palette in Dusk Til Dawn, bottom, 3rd color, center of lid: NYC Sparkle Eye Dust in Topaz Rose
l. Same Palette, top, 3rd color, inner corner, inner crease up to under the brow: Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow & Liner in Warm Nude Eyes, top color
m. Same Palette, top, 4th color, crease: NYX Bronze Smokey Look Kit, 3rd row, 3rd color
n. Black Eye Liner, tight line
o. Mascara
p. Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Captivating: Sonia Kashuk Beautifying Blush in Sunset
q. Pop Sunkiss Bronzer in Secret Sunshine, where the sun hits: Elf Disney Ariel Bronzed Beauty in Surf's Up
r. Pixi Beauty Tinted Brilliance Balm in Pretty Pink: PixiGlow Magic Tink Tint in Happy Thoughts Pink
My Thoughts: The eyes are bronze, the cheeks are coral, and the lips are pink. This is a cute look for a date, and it looks like a summertime look.

4. Summer Makeup Look Full Face Tutorial! by ciaoobelllaxo
a. Moisturizer
b. Benefit Porefessional: Maybelline Baby Skin
c. Concealer
d. Foundation
e. Setting Spray
f. Powder
g. Contour, under cheekbones, hairline, sides of nose
h. MAC Blush in Peaches: Elf Blush in Peachy Keen
i. MAC MSF in Soft and Gentle, top of cheekbones, nose, cupid's bow: Hard Candy Tiki
j. Brows
k. MAC Painterly Paint Pot: Jordana 12 HR Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencil in Continuous Almond
l. MAC Emphasize, under brow: Benefit Watt's Up
m. Makeup Geek Eye Shadow in Shimma Shimma, lid: The Balm Nude'tude Eye Shadow Palette in Stand-offish
n. Makeup Geek Eye Shadow Creme Brûlée, crease, outer part of eye: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 2nd color
o. Makeup Geek Eye Shadow Cupcake, crease, outer part of eye: Wet 'n Wild Your 15 Minutes Aren't Up!
p. Makeup Geek Eye Shadow Simply Marlena, outer corner: Milani Baked Blush in Rose D'Oro
q. Makeup Geek Eye Shadow Appletini, lower lash line: Disney Ariel Storylook Eyeshadow Palette in Fins
r. MAC Aquadisiac, lower lash line: Pacifica Solar Complete Mineral Palette in Mermaid Aqua
s. White Eye Liner, waterline
t. Black Liquid Liner, top lash line
u. Mascara
v. MAC Boldly Bare Lip Liner: Elf Feather Proof Moisturizing Lip Liner in Bark
w. MAC Shy Girl Lipstick: Rimmel Crush
x. NYX Butter Gloss in Apple Strudel
My Thoughts: The coral peach lips look pretty with the blue green lower lash line. The cheeks are peach. The eyes are peach with a little bit of pink, but the pink doesn't make your eyes look sore. This is a cool, summer look.

5. Rose Gold Summer Nights Makeup Tutorial Lorac Pro 2 Palette by ReadySetGlamour
a. Eye Primer
b. Nectar, above crease: Wet 'n Wild Newport Nights, upper right color
c. Mocha, crease: Disney Sephora Storylook Cinderella Palette in Chateau
d. Blend out harsh lines.
e. Rose, eyelid: Urban Decay Chopper
f. Cocoa, outer v, outer half of crease: Too Faced The Return of Sexy Palette in Casting Couch
g. Blend it out
h. Beige, browbone, inner corner: Sephora Disney Magic Carpet Ride in Splendid
i. Black Eye Liner, waterline
j. Black Liquid Liner, upper lash line, wing
k. Mascara
l. BH Cosmetics Blush Duo in Iris: Laura Geller Blush-n-Brighten in Berry
m. MAC Lipstick in Riot House: Rimmel Moisture Renew in Nude Delight
n. Maybelline Color Elixir in Glistening Amber: Bare Escentuals Buxom Lip Gloss in Amber
My Thoughts: This is a really pretty look. I noticed a lot of my "dupes" are not that cheap. It seems like it would be more cost effective to just buy the Lorac Palette!

6. Get Ready With Me! Summer Crop Top + Maxi by leighannsays
a. Moisturizer
b. Face Primer
c. Concealer
d. Foundation
e. Concealer
f. Powder
g. Contour
h. Wet 'n Wild Pearlescent Pink
i. The Balm Betty Lou Manizer, top of cheekbones: Hard Candy Blush Crush in Bombshell
j. Mascara
k. Brows
l. Meet Matt(e) Nude, Matt Malloy, under brow, inner corner
m. Matt Lombardi, lid
n. Wet 'n Wild Nude Awakenings, upper right color, crease, outer v
o. Matt Garcia mixed with Matt Rosen, outer v
p. Matt Wood, upper lash line, lower lash line, she doesn't go all the way in
q. Black Eye Liner, tight line
r. NYX Lip Liner (She doesn't say the name.) I used NYX Lip Liner in Nude Pink.
s. Rimmel Lip Lacquer in Nova: Revlon Lip Butter in Lollipop
My Thoughts: The eye shadows are mainly matte. The lips are a bright pink, good for the summer. The Betty Lou Manizer is pretty dark for my skin tone. She is tanner than me, so it works better as a highlighter for her. It works more as a shimmery bronzer for me.

7. GRWM: Summer Bronze & Orange Lips by SMLx0
a. Pore Minimizing Primer
b. Foundation
c. Concealer
d. Powder
e. Sigma Warm Neutrals Palette, Cinnamon, crease, lower lash line: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 3rd color
f. Same Palette, Cozy, crease, lower lash line: Wet 'n Wild Nude Awakenings, 3rd color
g. Same Palette, Sugar Milk, under brow: Wet 'n Wild Brûlée
h. Alexa Persico Pigment in Bronze Baby, lid: L'Oreal Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Amber Rush
i. Black Liquid Liner, upper lash line
j. Mascara
k. Benefit Hoola Bronzer, under cheekbones, hairline, jawline, sides of nose
l. MAC Sweet As Cocoa Blush: Elf Beach Beauty Palette, shimmery bronzer
m. MAC Superb Extra Dimension Skin Finish, nose, chin, top of cheekbones: Wet 'n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection Rose Champagne Glow Shimmer Palette
n. Nude Lip Liner: Boots No.7 Nude Lip Liner
o. Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids in Electric Orange
p. Whitening Lightning Gloss in Salmon: Revlon Colorburst Lip Gloss in Sunset Peach
My Thoughts: This is a good look if you warm undertones. It's also a good look for a red head. I love the orange lipstick. I also love Amber Rush. It's a beautiful rose gold color.

8. Peachy Summer Corals Makeup Tutorial! by Lauren Curtis
a. Foundation
b. Concealer
c. Powder
d. NYC Sunny Bronzer, under cheekbones, temples
e. The Balm Frat Boy Blush
f. The Balm Cindy-Lou Manizer, top of cheekbones, sides of eyes
g. Sigma Neutral Eyes Cream Base in Salmon Pink color, lids: Revlon Illuminance Cream Shadow in Skinlights
h. Sigma e25 Brush, blend same cream into crease
i. NYX Ultra Pearl Mania Loose Pigment in Orange Zest Pearl, lids: Pacifica Solar Complete Mineral Palette in Coral
j. NYC Sunny, lower lash line, crease
k. Mascara
l. Rimmel Lipstick Kate 32, dab it off with tissue: Revlon Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya
m. NYX Black Label Lipstick in Nude, blend in with finger: Wet 'n Wild Perfect Pout Lipcolor in Fergie Daily
My Thoughts: When I dabbed Juicy Papaya off and put on Fergie Daily, it completely removed the beautiful color of Juicy Papaya and nuded out my lips, so it didn't look good in my opinion. She thought her lips were too coral, and there was too much coral going on the face. But to me the Juicy Papaya had enough peach or pink in it that I thought it looked pretty with the look. This is a sweet summer look. I really like it!

9. Coral & Bronze Spring/Summer Makeup Tutorial by Casey Holmes
a. Oil control lotion
b. Under eye primer
c. Eye Primer
d. MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre: Revlon Illuminance Cream Shadows in Not Just Nudes, 1st color. I am running out of it, so I also used Jordana 12 HR Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencil in Continuous Almond
e. MAC Saddle, blend this all over the crease and lid with a fluffy brush: Physicians Formula Classic Nudes, upper left color
f. MAC Coral, lid: Sonia Kashuk Beautifying Blush in Sunset
g. MAC Rule, Sigma e25 brush, in crease not above, blend out coral shade: Wet 'n Wild Flora, orange color
h. Blend it out.
i. Black Gel Liner, upper lash line, wing
j. Mascara, upper lashes
k. Face Primer
l. Foundation, Sigma Kabuki Brush f80
m. Concealer, sponge
n. Powder, press brush
o. Bronzer, top of forehead, under cheekbones, under lip, sides of nose
p. NARS Blush in Madly: Rimmel Mauve Cool
q. MAC MSF in Global Glow, top of cheekbones: I skipped this because the next step is to already use a highlighter.
r. Becca Highlighter in Opal, top of cheekbones, sides of eyes, top of eyebrows, nose: The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer
s. Brows
t. MAC Shroom, under brow, inner corners: Lorac Pro Palette in Nude
u. MAC Coral and Rule, lower lash line
v. Nude Eye Liner, waterline
w. Mascara, lower lashes
x. MAC Lip Liner in Stripdown: Wet 'n Wild Color Icon Lip Liner in 666 Brandy Wine
y. MAC Lipstick in Freckletone: Revlon Lip Butter in Creme Brûlée
z. Whitening Lightning Lip Gloss in Nude: NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Natural
My Thoughts: The eyes are orange with a black dramatic wing. The cheeks are nude, and the lips are a glossy nude. There is a golden highlight. The orange makes it a summer look, in my opinion.

10. Get Ready With Me: Theme Park Beauty Essentials feat. ThatsHeart by Christen Dominique
1. Moisturizer
2. BB Cream
3. Concealer
4. Powder
5. Brows
6. Anastasia Palette in Lavish, Sienna, crease: Revlon Colorstay Palette in Attitude, bottom left color
7. The Balm Nude'tude Palette in Stubborn, lid
8. Anastasia Palette in Lavish, Cream, browbone: Wet 'n Wild Newport Nights, top right color
9. Black Liquid Liner, upper lash line, wing
10. Mascara
11. Be a Bombshell Blush in Sweet Cheeks: Covergirl Cheekers Blush in Natural Twinkle
12. Pixi Butter Balm in Ripe Raspberry: Burt's Bees Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil
13. lip balm: I already have a lip balm on.
14. curl lashes
15. Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray: NYX Matte Finish Long Lasting Setting Spray
My Thoughts: I didn't go to Disneyland. I wanted to wear makeup that would be nice for a hot, summer's day. This was really pretty! I like the eyeshadow combination. It is pretty natural on the eyes, except for black liquid liner on the upper lash line with a wing. The cheeks were light pink. And the lips are like a cherry popsicle stain.

I hope you like these summer makeup looks!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Fortune Cookie Unicorn Farts Shampoo & Conditioner Bars!

I heard about Fortune Cookie Soap from grav3yardgirl and xsparkage on Youtube. They get the soap box in the mail. I thought it was cute when they released a collection last year, I don't remember if it was for Halloween or Christmas, but it had The Nightmare Before Christmas theme! I love that movie, so I thought it was cool that all the soaps and everything had that theme and had products named after the characters in the movie. This summer the theme was the Candyland game! That sold me. I had to get this soap box! It comes once a season. All the products are all natural and good for your body and hair. It reminds me of Lush, but it isn't as expensive.

As I have been waiting for my soap box to come (August 11th), I decided to try out a shampoo and conditioner. Their shampoos and conditioners don't come in bottles, but are like soap bars!

This is a picture of the shampoo, bath bomb, and conditioner. They sent me the bath bomb for free! If you have seen my Lush posts, you know that I love bath bombs! This is my review of what I got.

1. Unicorn Farts Shampoo Bar

This is SLS free, cruelty free, environmentally friendly, and safe for color treated hair! There are lots of soap bars to choose from, but I am crazy and went for the Unicorn Fart Shampoo! It costs $8.99. There are reviews on the website, so you can see how people liked it. It had 17 reviews with a total of a 5/5 star rating! I read the reviews, and it seemed like a good product. One person said they had problems with their hair, and ever since using the Fortune Cookie Shampoo bars, she has seen her hair get healthy. It is also fun if someone asks you what perfume you are wearing, you can say you use Unicorn Farts shampoo! lol xD 

This is what the website says about the shampoo: "We know what women want for their hair: shine, volume, smooth locks, healthy appeal, and smelling of farts. What? You weren't expecting that last one? Oh, sorry, let me clarify. You want your hair smelling of our Unicorn Farts! That's right! Our shampoo bar is packed with glitter, rainbows, sunshine, butterflies, pixies, fairies, and anything else magical that we believed in as kids! You will love the way your hair smells and feels so much you will seriously wonder if Unicorns still do or ever existed!" I thought this was so funny! 

My Review: It was strange for me to use a bar for my hair. First, I got my hair wet. Then, I rubbed the bar all over my head. It started to lather. I gathered the rest of my hair and got it in the shampoo suds too. I figured if I didn't think it was clean I could always use the shampoo a second time. When I rinsed my hair, my hair was squeaky clean! It smells so good! I will come back and say what my hair is like when it has dried.

2. Unicorn Farts Conditioner Bar

Since I got the shampoo I decided to get the conditioner that goes with it. This is what the website has to say about the conditioning bars: "Solid conditioner bar is ultra concentrated - a little goes a long way. Save a bottle from going into the landfill. Easy to store for traveling - no leaky goop in your suitcase or gym bag!" Just like the shampoos there were several conditioners to choose from. I wanted to match the shampoo. It costs $8.49, and has 10 reviews with 5/5 stars! 

My Review: Again, I thought it was strange to use a bar as a conditioner. After shampooing my hair I rubbed the conditioner bar over my head. Then, I parted my hair in half. I have long hair. I rubbed the bar down my hair. I left it on as I shaved and washed my body. When it was time to rinse my hair, I was surprised how smooth and shiny my hair was as I rinsed it! Sometimes you can tell right away when you have used a good conditioner. I was very happy, and it smelled good too!

You can buy a tin to store your bars in. You have to make sure the bars are completely dry because the tins will rust if they get wet. This makes it easy to travel with the bars. The tin costs $4.25. I am waiting for these to come in the mail.

3. Sample Bath Bomb "Sunshine Superman": It is nice to get something for free. This is what the website says about bath bombs. "Place bath bomb into a full bath. Watch the skin softening bubbles go to work. Let the effervescence, color, and aroma soothe your soul." I have tried the Lush bath bombs and I love them! It makes taking a bath fun. I feel like a child again. This is what the website says about the Sunshine Superman: "There are many different thing you can do to help yourself wake up on the right side of the bed. I suggest dropping a Sunshine Superman into your bath in the morning. Not only will the lemon-citrus scent get your eyes open and help jump start your morning, but the chamomile will tone it down a bit with promises of a good day! Oh yeah and our Bath bombs are awesome for your skin this one has real Chamomile buds throughout! There are over 100 separate ailments and conditions which chamomile has been traditionally used to treat such as skin inflammation, wound healing, and the common cold. If you do not want loose Chamomile buds leaves in your bath, a free muslin bag can be included at no additional charge." They didn't send me a bag. I will have to buy one at the store. There was a Lush bomb that had rose petals that came out, which was pretty. There was another bomb that had wildflowers that came out and seeds, and I wished I would have used a muslin bag if I would have known about doing that because it made the tub a mess after the bath. There were little particles of plants all around the tub! 

My Review: This reminds me of a lemon drop candy. The smell is invigorating and sweet. The buds didn't bother me. I didn't get a muslin bag. It wasn't as messy as a Lush bath bomb can be. It made my skin nice and soft too! This was a really cool sample to get. It was nice of them to send me a free sample. I wasn't expecting it.

So overall, I am excited to have these products. I think you can tell when I am excited about something because I usually write a blog post about it. lol!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sweatproof Makeup Looks

This summer I want to go to the beach and hiking. The weather is hopefully going to be hot and I want to wear a little bit of makeup. I want to find out the makeup looks that will hold up under the heat! I am trying out different looks, and the ones that past the test I will include in this blog post. I hope this is helpful!

1. Drugstore Waterproof Makeup by Bethany Mota
a. BB Cream
b. Concealer
c. Powder
d. Revlon Illuminance Cream Eye Shadow in Not Just Nudes, 2nd color, eyelid
e. 3rd color, crease
f. 4th color, lid outer corner
g. Maybelline Color Tattoo in Painted Purple, lower lash line
h. Mascara, don't apply to bottom lashes if going in a pool
i. NYX Cream Blush in Tickled: Urban Decay Afterglow Glide-On Blush in Indecent
j. Revlon Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous
My Thoughts: She wore this look in a pool. I like the pop of colors on the eye (purple) and the lips (orange-red). We will see if this lasts as I go hiking today. After hiking and sweating I looked in the mirror and the only thing that survived was the Maybelline Color Tattoo on my lower lash line. I thought it looked kind of strange. It is a pretty look before the sweating.

2. Spring Sweat Proof Hair/Makeup, Outfits + My Beach Essentials! by Bethany Mota
a. BB Cream
b. Powder
c. Eyebrows
d. Black Gel Liner, waterline
e. Mascara
f. Revlon Photoready Cream Blush in Flushed
g. L'Oreal Colour Riche Extraordinary Lip Color in 101 Rose Melody
My Thoughts: It is very simple, but I like it. I wore this at the beach.

3. Beach Beauty by Michelle Phan
a. Sunscreen
b. Moisturizer with Foundation
c. Curl your lashes
d. Mascara
e. Josie Maran Magic Marker Lip/Cheek Stain
f. Bronzer, cheeks
g. Lip Balm before the lip stain
h. Sunglasses
i. Hat
My Thoughts: This is a really simple look to do when it is hot or you are at the beach. The eyes don't look that wonderful, but you will be wearing sunglasses, so it doesn't matter. I like the Josie Maran Magic Marker. I got it from an IPSY Bag I think a long time ago.

4. Beach Makeup by bubzbeauty
a. Tinted Lip Balm with SPF
b. Sunscreen
c. BB or CC Cream
d. Powder
e. Brows
f. Cream Blush, peachy pink with gold shimmer: NYX Cream Blush in Tickled
g. Bronzer for sunkissed glow: Wet 'n Wild Bronzer in Dusk Til Dawn
h. Gold Cream Eye Shadow, lid, blend out with finger: Milani Shadow Eyez in Golden Bronze
i. Mascara
j. Brown Gel Liner, tight line
k. Pearly white cream shadow on tear ducts: Palladio Shadow & Liner Herbal Crayon in Champagne
My Thoughts: This is a pretty look. I hope it wears well in the hot day. Started wearing: 8:52 am. Still Wearing Good: 10:42 am. I exercised and the lip balm wore off at 12:38 pm, but the rest of the makeup is in place and did not sweat off!

5. Sweatproof Summer Makeup and Hair Routine by missglamorazzi
a. Cleanser
b. Moisturizer
c. Mattify skin with ointment
d. Face Primer
e. Urban Decay Deslick Makeup Spray
f. Eye Primer under eyes for concealer
g. BB Cream
h. Eye Brightener under eyes
i. Urban Decay Deslick Makeup Spray
j. Foundation Powder
k. Brows
l. Eye Primer on lids
m. MAC Rubenesque Paint Pot, lid: 3rd shade in Revlon Illuminance Cream Shadow in Va Va Va Bloom
n. Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Peach Mosaic, swirl all colors together, lids: Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Bronzer, Blush & Eye Shadow in Waikiki Strip/Peachy Glow Bronzer
o. Lightest color, inner corner highlight: Maybelline Eye Studio in Sea Sprite, 1st color
p. Black Eye Liner, tight line
q. Mascara
r. Tarte Blush in Captivating: Sonia Kashuk Beautifying Blush in Sunset
s. Lightest color, top of cheekbones, under brow
t. Bronzer, temples, cheeks, around the edge of the face, neck
u. NYX Butter Gloss in Apple Strudel
My Thoughts: I like everything. I think Waikiki Strip is a good dupe for Peach Mosaic. I love this butter gloss!

6. Budge Proof Summer Makeup by Samantha Schuerman
a. Mattifying Primer
b. Foundation
c. Concealer, triangle under eyes, nose, chin, cupid's bow
d. NYC Sunny Bronzer, under cheekbones, temples, under lip, sides of nose
e. Hourglass Ambient Lighting in Diffused Heat Blush: Physicians Formula Happy Booster in Warm
f. Liole Jewel Mix Marble Highlight, top of cheekbones, cupid's bow, nose, brow bone: Bare Minerals Flawless Radiance
g. Eye Primer
h. Brows
i. Urban Decay Eye Shadow Cream in Suburbia, do one at a time and blend it out, it sets quickly
j. 17 Eye Shadow Trio in Metallic Toffee, browbone, inner corner: Maybelline Eye Studio in Sea Sprite, 1st color
k. Urban Decay Moondust in Space Cowboy, eyelid: Wet 'n Wild Sparkle Til Morning, 5th color
l. Mascara
m. Barry M Lip Lacquer Crayon No.2: Elf Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick in Movie Star
n. OCC Lip Tar in Annika: Wet 'n Wild Mega Matte Lipstick in Just Peachy with Wet 'n Wild Glassy Gloss Lip Gel in Through the Looking Glass
My Thoughts: The Urban Decay Cream Eye Shadow in Suburbia is so pretty! I got this for a discount on Hautelook. I don't know if these are available anymore. The eye look is pretty with my hazel eyes. The lipstick combination is a pretty peach. The cheeks are peach too.

7. Daytime Hot Weather Makeup! by AllThatFresh
a. Face Primer
b. Tinted Moisturizer
c. Eye Primer
d. Concealer
e. Powder
f. Brows
g. Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze, lids
h. Sonia Kashuk Palette, medium brown, crease, blend out Bad to the Bronze: Wet 'n Wild Nude Awakenings, 3rd color
i. Same Palette, dark brown, outer portion of eyelid: The Balm Nude'tude Eye Shadow Palette in Sleek
j. Mascara
k. NYC Bronzer in Sunny, temples, hairline, under cheekbones, under jaw
l. Milani Baked Blush in Berry Amore
m. Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
n. Covergirl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm in Coral Twist
o. Whitening Lightening Nude Gloss: I skipped this because I like the coral.
My Thoughts: This is a pretty look. With bronze on the eyes, the cheeks are coral and the lips are coral. It is a perfect summer look.

8. Heat Proof Summer Makeup! by Vitale Style
a. SPF Moisturizer
b. Primer
c. Concealer Corrector: Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer, salmon color mixed with skin tone color
d. Eye Primer
e. Flower Cosmetics Cream Shadow in Wild Geranium: NYX Glam Shadow Stick in Rose Gold
f. NYX Sex Kitten Bimbo, lid: Elf Baked Eye Shadow in Enchanted
g. Bronzer, crease
h. Foundation, sponge, tap it
i. Concealer
j. Powder, kabuki brush, tap it
k. MAC Give Me Sun Bronzer, cheekbones, under jaw, neck, warm up face: Wet 'n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection Rose Golden Goddess
l. Lorac Baked Satin Blush in Exposed: The Balm Hot Mama
m. Setting Spray
n. Mascara
o. Revlon Lipstick in Pink About It: Revlon Lipstick in Pink Pout
My Thoughts: I like this look, but I don't like the foundation I used. It is really showing my pores. I don't know what to do about that. I think I need to use a different foundation.

9. Beach Day Beauty Routine by MakeupByAlli
a. Sunscreen
b. Powder
c. Brows
d. Mascara
e. Becca Beach Tint in Guava on cheeks and lips: Pixi Succulent Lip Twin in Coral Camelia
f. SPF Lip Balm
g. Sunscreen to body
My Thoughts: I will see how this does being sweat proof and report back later. I wore foundation because I feel like my skin needs a little more coverage. I also wore a little bit of concealer. I put two coats of mascara on because my eyes felt naked. lol! I wanted to make sure my lashes looked pretty. I actually put an ice cube on my face and waited 15 minutes before applying makeup because I wanted to make sure my pores were closed. I also am trying a different foundation. I put on Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser, so hopefully my skin won't look so bad today. Later today... my face looks a lot better! Someone even said they didn't think I had any makeup on, which I took as a compliment. The Coral Camelia had to be reapplied. It sweated off the blush, and the lip stuff is not a stain, but it still looks really pretty.

10. My Go To Summer Makeup Look for Hot/Humid Weather by Casey Holmes
a. Moisturizer
b. Face Primer
c. Foundation
d. Concealer
e. Powder
f. Bronzer, wherever the sun would hit, cheeks, forehead, chin
g. Tarte Blush in Captivating: Sonia Kashuk Beautifying Blush in Sunset
h. Becca Highlighter in Moonstone, top of cheekbones, sides of eye, above brows, cupid's bow, nose: The Balm Mary Lou Manizer
i. Brows
j. Black Eye Liner, waterline
k. Mascara
l. Whitening Lightning Lip Gloss in Coral Craze: Palladio Herbal Lip Gloss in Clearly Coral
My Thoughts: This is an easy look that is a good summertime look.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Wet 'n Wild Summer Eye Shadow Collection 2014!

I'm really excited about this! I just found at my local Rite Aid a BRAND NEW Wet 'n Wild collection of eye shadows! I didn't know this was coming because I haven't heard any Wet 'n Wild Ambassadors talk about it, whether on blog or Youtube video! I decided to do a review about it, since no one else seems to be talking about it. They were $2.99 each.

1. Something to Rave About: Aren't these colors beautiful?! Most all of these eyeshadows are matte! And that is really rare to find at the drugstore. I think last year Wet 'n Wild came out with a bunch of trios, but they didn't get very good reviews. I think these shadows are good quality. They are creamy and pigmented. They blend out nicely. This is the only swatch I did using a primer. The other swatches you are about to see are with no primer!
a. Browbone: matte light yellow
b. Crease: matte sky blue
c. Eyelid: matte dark pink

2. Sun-Set to See: I love this combination of colors. It feels so summery to me.
a. Browbone: matte cream
b. Crease: matte warm mid tone brown (This would be perfect for the crease!)
c. Eyelid: matte medium orange

3. Who's Carpooling? I can't get over how creamy and beautiful these shades are! I wonder why no one is talking about these shadows yet? Are they just not in the majority of stores? I can't wait to see the tutorials people will come out with!
a. Browbone: matte white
b. Crease: matte medium green
c. Eyelid: matte cobalt blue

4. Lost My Wristband: The names for the trios are cute too. This trio reminds me of Spring, I think because the colors look pastel.
a. Browbone: matte light pink
b. Crease: matte yellow (This looks like the same yellow in Something to Rave About.)
c. Eyelid: matte yellow green

5. No Scalpers Allowed: I had to google scalpers. In case you are wondering, they are people that illegally sell tickets.
a. Browbone: matte white pink (It looks white on my hand, but it is a pink color. It is really light.)
b. Crease: matte medium purple
c. Eyelid: satin dark blue violet (I may be wrong, but this looked more like a satin than a matte up close. It also looked like it had purple in it, that is why I called it a blue violet.)

6. Standing My Camp-Ground! These shadows are not over a primer by the way!
a. Browbone: matte yellow orange
b. Crease: matte warm dark brown
c. Eyelid: satin dark pink (Like the blue violet, this looks like more of a satin to me than a matte. I could be wrong.)

I love these eye shadows! I'm also excited to do my first blog post review inspired by one of my favorite blogs like Temptalia or Vampy Varnish or something! I hope you like my review and find it helpful! 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Elf Snow White The Fairest of Them All Beauty Book!

I love these bags! You can find this collection at Walgreens. When they came out with the Ariel, I was hoping they would come out with other princesses, and it looks like they are! It seems fast that Snow White has already come out! The bags were selling out fast. I got two of each, one for me and one for my mom because she thought it was cute too.

The inside of the bags look like this. It is so pretty! The bags are Soho and good quality.

This is the Face Collection. It comes with a cute compact that has a blush and bronzer that has a pretty picture of Snow White on it. The Kabuki isn't very good, but I think it is very cute. I love the packaging. It says on the back, "Achieve a blushing glow with this Limited Edition Face Collection. The silky smooth powder blends evenly and easily onto the skin for a lightweight feel. Directions: Brush the bronzer on to the hollows of the cheeks for definition and dust around the face line to create a healthy glow. Use the blush on the apples of the cheeks to create a perfect flush of color that would make any guy bashful around you."

My Review: I am very pale, so this blush and bronzer work well on me. I don't know how good it would do if you were tanner. The bronzer is light. And the blush is a light peach. I think they are very pretty. The Ariel bronzer had glitter in it, which I didn't really like. This is a lot better. I think that it is matte or satin.

This is The Lip Collection. It comes with a lip stain, a lip gloss, and a lip balm with the pretty picture of Snow White on it. The caps have the pretty writing of S and W and a heart. It is so cute. I'm such a sucker for the packaging. The back says, "Smile and sing a song with this Limited Edition Lip Collection. This perfect trio creates long lasting lip color for kissable lips all day long! Directions: Apply the Lip Stain marker directly to dry, clean lips for long-lasting color. Build coverage as desired and allow to fully dry. Next apply the Lip Balm by smoothing onto lips with a fingertip or a lip brush for moisturized and hydrated lips. Finish by applying the Shimmer Lip Gloss to create a dazzling diamond like sparkle."

My Review: The lip color is blood red! It really does a good job of creating the Snow White lips. I don't think I have anything this red. It is very pretty! 

There is a beauty book that comes with this collection. It has a new drawing of Snow White, just like they had a new drawing of Ariel.

This is what it looks like when you open it up. There are 7 eye shadows, an eye primer, a black eye liner, a sponge applicator, a blush, a blush brush, and a lip gloss.

When you flip the page on the left it has a makeup look so you can look like Snow White. It says, "Once upon a time...The fairest one of all was you.

Step 1: To create a look that will keep you looking royal all day long, apply a thin coat of the Eyelid Primer to the eyelid and blend in. Allow the formula to dry fully prior to applying eyeshadow." I think the primer did well.

Step 2: "Apply the white as snow eyeshadow color 'I'm Wishing' to the  brow bone and inner corners of the eyes to highlight." I was surprised, but this shadow was pigmented! Normally, the highlighters blend into my skin tone, but this was white enough that I could see it and it actually highlighted under my brows and my inner corners. I thought it looked really pretty.

Step 3: "Blend a mid-toned eyeshadow color 'Diamond Mine' or 'Heigh-Ho' onto the eyelid from lash line to crease to help define the eye." I used Heigh-Ho on my lid, and this is a beautiful rose gold color. I really like the eye shadows in this palette. They are shimmery, but they are beautiful.

Step 4: "Apply the deeper eyeshadow color 'Yodel' to the outer 1/3 of the eyelid and crease blending as you go and building the color gradually to contour. For a spellbound look use 'Enchanted Forest.'" I used Yodel, and it is a shimmery taupe that goes well with the rose gold color. I think if I had used Diamond Mine on the eyelid (which is yellow), I would use Enchanted Forest (green) in the crease and outer corner.

Step 5: "Using the darkest eyeshadow color 'One Song' blend a thin line along the crease of the eyelid to create a smoky effect to the eye. For a mysteriously magical look use 'My Prince.'" I put a thin line of the brown shadow on my crease, but I didn't see how that created a smoky effect. I blended it out with a blending brush because it doesn't look good to have a line on your crease. It looks like your eyeshadow has creased because you eyelids were oily.

Step 6: "Apply the Eyeliner Pencil along the base of the upper lash line and slightly extend past the eye for a winged effect." I liked this eyeliner pencil. It is easy to smudge out. Its black.

Step 7: "For rosy cheeks that are the perfect hint of bashfulness, apply the 'Keep Singing' Blush to your cheeks and blend in." This blush is so beautiful! I really was surprised. It looks to me like a matte light peach. It might be a satin. 

Step 8: "For kissable lips that could awaken anyone, apply the apple red Lip Color to your lips and blend in to complete your Fairest of Them All Look." In the tube the gloss looks dark pink, but on my lips it was a red gloss. It's very pretty too. Overall, I'm really happy with this beauty book. I can't wait to see when other people blog about it or make reviews on it or tutorials. I wonder what other princesses they will come out with.

From left to right: Yodel, Heigh-Ho, Diamond Mine, and I'm Wishing. The eye shadows look better than my camera picture. The picture doesn't do the eye shadow's justice.

From left to right: One Song, Enchanted Forest, and My Prince. This picture does a better job at showing how pigmented the shadows are.

Friday, July 18, 2014

July Love With Food Box!

I got tired of the monthly makeup bags and boxes, but I never got tired of getting something in the mail every month. I saw several Youtube videos of people showing this box, and I got curious. Everything in the box is healthy and good for you in some way. If you buy a box you are donating to fight childhood hunger in America, so I really liked that part of the deal. I wanted to share with you what I got, and my review of each product. It says "Snack Smart Do Good."

This box has a theme and this month's theme is "Happy Camper." This is what the card says: "It's July - the mountains, woods, and lakes are calling. Pack up your snacks and strike out for adventure. This month Love With Food partnered with 2 Degrees to double your donations to hungry children across the US. So while you're dining around the campfire, two kids in need are also enjoying a meal - because of you." That is so cool! 

1. Sea Salt Lentil Crackers by Mediterranean Snacks: "Baked with protein rich lentils and naturally gluten free, these lentil crackers will help you live a balanced life at home or in the wilderness." On the bag it says it is a good source of protein. It has 4 grams of protein.

My Review: I really like the taste of sea salt. Is it better for you than regular salt? These are yummy crackers. They remind me of Wheat Thins.

2. Chocolate Chip Fluff by Madyson's Marshmallows: "Roast this gluten-free, gourmet, chocolate chip marshmallow over a campfire for the ultimate s'mores experience." It says on the label that it was hand-crafted. Does that mean it was home made?!
My Review: This tasted so good! Is this really good for me??? I put it in the microwave on a graham cracker to make a s'more. I have to go to the website to find the ingredients. If these are good for me, I would definitely purchase these! I love to make s'mores, and I use the low fat kind of graham crackers. 

3. White Cheddar Puffs by Beanitos: "With 5 grams of protein these preservative free White Cheddar Puffs are bound keep you energized during your next excursion." The bag says this is supposed to give you energy.

My Thoughts: I hoped that these would taste like Cheetos, but they don't. I really don't like these.

4. Kids' Organic Mixed Berry Chews by Honey Stinger: "Snackers of all ages will get a skip in their step from the Vitamin C, potassium, fiber, and protein in these delicious chews." The bag says the flavors are orange, strawberry, and grape. It also says no artificial colors or flavors, no preservatives, and no high fructose corn syrup.

My Thoughts: These are really yummy. It reminds me of a fruit rollup or gummy bears. They are very sweet. 

5. Bar by 2 Degrees: "Not only is this delicious bar packed with fruit, grains, and more, but 2 Degrees promises "One Bar = One Meal" to feed hungry children." The flavor I got was apple pecan. I knew I wouldn't like it, so I gave it to my dad. He said it was just ok. He wouldn't buy it.

6. Butter Crisp Love Minis by ginnybakes: "These gluten-free, organic, non-GMO cookies are the perfect reward after a long hike or day."

My Review: I don't like these because they taste like pie crust. Maybe my mom would like these.

7. Dutch Cocoa by Somersaults: "Seeds are the new nut! These little nuggets are both packed with protein and will satisfy your sweet tooth." These are sunflower seeds and toasted grains perhaps covered in chocolate.

My Review: Actually they are like clusters of seeds and nuts I think covered in cocoa powder. I don't like them, but it's not necessarily because they are bad, I just personally don't like them.

8. South Asian Snacks by Zouq: "Trail mix goes international with this savory gluten-free snack." The bag says it is Curry Crunch: Sweet and Sour Trail Mix. 0% trans fat, no cholesterol and MSG free.

My Review: This was really good! It was like nothing I've ever had before. It was sweet and salty at the same time. It wasn't very sour. I would purchase this.

The box also came with other cards.

1. Coming Soon! Gluten Free Box. "You asked...we listened! The Love With Food Gluten Free box is debuting August 2014. Join the wait list as supply is limited." 9-12 items, starts at $25. I thought that maybe the regular box had gluten free items in it because it seemed like all the items were gluten free. It doesn't matter to me.

2. "Your family would be a lot happier with The Blues." It is an ad for Garden of Eatin' Blue Chips. The back has some complicated information of the science behind how they make their products, but I'm not very interested.

3. This is a coupon to save 50 cents on any one Mediterranean Snacks product 3 oz or larger. The Sea Salt Lentil Crackers are by this brand.

4. This is another coupon to save $1 on any 2 bags of Beanitos Chips and/or Beanitos Puffs.

5. There was another card that I didn't take a picture of from 2 Degrees. If you buy 1 box of their bars they give 9 meals to feed children in need. If you use the promo code you get 20% off your order.

This is cool! Even though I didn't like everything (I didn't expect to because I can be picky), it was still a fun thing to get in the mail. You can go to the website and order whatever you like, and sometimes there will be recipes because sometimes a box will come with spices to cook with. Everything I didn't like I will give to a friend because just because I don't like it doesn't mean the food is bad, I just can be picky.