Monday, January 24, 2011


Hey Darlings

Now this is not something I normally do hauls are very far and in between for me, but figured since I like watching them maybe I'll start uploading them. That way you guys can see what I'm purchasing or trying out. Trust me these days I'll be doing quite a bit more hauls lol. Spring is coming soon and I'm on the look out for new goodies for the spring/summer.

Check out the video to see what goodies I got this time :)

Product List

Annabelle Lip Liner-Demure
Twirl by Kate Spade-Perfume Sample
Frisson Neiges-Lise Watier
L'Oreal Extra Collegen Mascara-Black
L'Oreal Extra Intense Liquid Eye Pencil-Black
Naive Beauty Magneteyes Under Eye Algae Mask
SPAresource- Pro Series- Powder Brush
SPAresource-Pro Series-Travel Eye Kit
SPAresource-Very Berry Body Butter and Hand Cream
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Coastal Scents 88 Metal Mania Palette Review

Hey Darlings

So after testing out this palette for quite some time I have finally come around to doing a review for you all. Hope you all enjoy:)


  • Large color selection
  • Inexpensive
  • Accessible (Various companies carry palettes like this or similar)
  • Pigmented when used with a base
  • Doesn't stain (some colors like reds can stain the skin, haven't noticed any staining with this palette)
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  • Some shadows are chalky
  • Lots of fall out
  • To get full pigmentation you need to use a base
  • Palette is easy to break, quality isn't quite there so travel is out of the question with this palette

Final Thoughts
Just like I state in the video I think for users who are just getting into makeup and maybe don't have a whole lot of shadows to work with this palette would be a nice addition. Personally I enjoy having it a round and like the metallic finish this palette offers which is definietly not something I have alot of in my collection. I don't reach for it often enough but do find for special occasions or going out this palette is a great asset. Out of all the palettes coastal scents offers however I have to say this isn't the one I'd purchase if given the choice of choosing one palette however, I feel there isn't enough variation of finishes to just have this paticular palette but it is nice to have on hand. You really can't beat the price either.

Would I repurchase?
If I could go back knowing what I know now about this palette would I repurchase? For me personally yes, I find just using a NYX jumbo pencil in either milk or black bean works perfect and aslong as I apply my foundation after doing my eyes or just be really careful. I do like the way the shadows look. If your into smokey eyes, or shimmery/metallic finishes then this is a nice palette to have on hand. Even though there is some flaws I still enjoy it and could see myself repurchasing, I doubt that I would need to though, I'm sure this palette will last me quite some time.

Hope this review was helpful :) For pictures and more information please visit:

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Requested Tutorial-Gold Winged Eye

Hey Darlings

This tutorial was requested by quite a few of you from my December Favorites video, asking what I was wearing on my eyes and since so many of you asked I decided to just make a video. This look can be used for any occasion really, I personally wore it for Christmas, but you can wear it out on the town, clubbing, or on a dinner date, this look can be worn anytime.

Hope you enjoy :)


Maybelline Color Gleam Cream Eye Shadow -Flash of Forest (Gold)
MAC e/s-Nylon & Retrospect
Revlon Matte e/s-Vintage Lace
L'Oreal Telescopic Liquid Liner- Carbon Black
Maybelline EyeStudio Gel Liner-Blackest Black
Maybelline One By One Mascara-Blackest Black
Quo Eyelashes-803
Revlon Precision Lash Adhesive

MAC Lipliner-Subculture
MAC Viva Glam Cyndi Lipstick

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation (120)  Mixed with Nars Sheer Glow (Mont Blanc)
Maybelline Fit Me Powder
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Nars Bronzer-Laguna
MAC MSF-By Candlelight
Coastal Scents 10 Color Blush Palette-Peach/Melon shade
MUFE HD Powder

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Nailene Couture Nails

Hey Darlings!

Hope you all are well! I wanted to tell you guys about these sooner but was almost terrified to try them out that I honestly kept putting it off. Good thing for boring evenings and feeling a bit adventurous haha.

First off I just wanted to tell you all I am no nail expert! I like having cute nails but let me tell you I am very low maintenance when it comes to my nails. I cut them, file them, and sometimes I`ll paint them and then go on with my life. Then there`s those days where I feel like pampering myself and go an extra mile and experiment and luckily I recently had one of those nights.

First off lets see what we`re working with:

What it comes with:

Product List

Nailene Couture Platinum-71064
  • 24 Nails- Various sizes, medium length, square shape
  • Glue
  • File
  • Little stick, I'm not sure of the correct name (Orange Stick?) but its used to push back the cuticle and what not. I used it to help remove any glue that got on the sides of my fingers.
Alrighty, so let me tell you, I don't do my nails that often so don't be shocked at how terrible they look on their own. Before taking this picture I removed all polish with nail polish remover, trimmed, filed, and like the directions stated buffed my nails with the nail file provided to ensure the nails and glue would adhere together properly. I never ever did this step before applying nails before so this was new to me. Maybe that's what I've been doing wrong before.


Reminder the package asked me to buff the nail so its makes them look worse than they usually look!


I can't say it enough! I love these! I wish they weren't just temporary!

Want to know how?
  1. Remove all polish and excess oils on your nails with nail polish remover.
  2. Trim and file nails, shorter seems to work best I think but as long as they are no longer than the press on nails then that should be fine.
  3. Push back cuticles, and buff nails.
  4. Fit each nail ensuring each nail fits snug.
  5. Apply glue to your nails then onto the fake nail ensuring glue is spread evenly.
  6. Press on nail and hold for 10-15 seconds making sure to press hard, this will prevent air pockets.
  7. Make sure to remove any glue that has gotten on to the skin especially touching the skin around the nails before it dries.
Now all that sounds like common sense but seriously that's all there is to it!

Initial Thoughts & Opinions

Firstly, I was dead scared of applying these nails, I have never been good at anything to do with nails and to me this was a breeze! In total it only took me about 20 min for the whole process and I have to say I didn't do such a bad job!

So far I have been putting these nails to the test,  washed dishes 1-2 times a day, styled my hair, and when I showered they surprisingly didn't catch or lift when washing my hair.  Also these nails are a bit thicker on the ends so they don't break or chip easily with force and the length isn't to long, it actually feels like a good length for my hands. Of course on the first day I wore them I was a bit on the awkward side but eventually I got used to having them on.

They state that they are long wearing, but don't state how long. The nice thing about these nails is there was no need to file them at all to make them fit & the set came with many different sizes to fit individual nails perfectly. To ensure a perfect fit make sure they fit snug, by that I mean not touching your skin by your nails at all. Trust me its not as hard as it sounds. I had absolutely no problem finding the perfect fit for each nail especially with all the different sizes.

Lastly I have to say I really enjoyed the feeling of having nice nails, especially typing haha. The clicking probably would annoy some but I thought it was a reminder of how cute my nails were. I can actually say I feel proud of my nails and not trying to hide them. Oh and before I forget a huge reason why I was terrified of temporary nails such as these was the thought of a nail just popping off. That could be embarrassing!  Even if a nail did pop off atleast this set comes with extras so I could easily just put on another.

Why Nails??

I would definietly recommend these to anyone who maybe wants fancy nails without paying salon prices for maybe a special event, party, or just to have the look of acrylic or gel nails without the damage or up keep. Cost of these nails vary from place to place but definitely not very expensive anywhere from $5 to $10 so its not a huge splurge.

Final Thoughts 

Alright I'm sure you want to know my thoughts! I wore these nails for 8 days before one fell off, which was my index fingernail, not sure if that means anything to anyone but thought I'd let ya know and here is a final photo of what my nails looked like on day 8 this is taken with my iPhone but as you can see they are slightly lifting, but still feel secure. The only reason I'm going to remove them is because they are lifting they catch on my hair and that's a pain but if you didn't have the lifting I did you could just put another nail back on and you'd be alright since the box set does come with quite a few extras. I have to say I really enjoyed wearing these and didn't feel self consious about them popping off either. All in all I would re-purchase. I think a weeks wear is pretty good, and I think I could of gone a bit longer with that being said it really depends how rough you are.

Love how convienent these are, also you can change up your styles way more often. And finally your nails aren't thin or brittle or destroyed once removed which is a huge to me. I've had acrylic nails before and they ruined my nails afterwards so I can definietly say with these your nails are fine after. 

DAY 8 

I had a lot of fun giving these nails a try and would for sure repurchase in the future! I do have another set to try which are a more natural look so if these were a bit too dramatic there are other styles to suit your look.

Let me know if you have any tips or tricks to applying false nails!

Love Ya

Sunday, January 9, 2011

88 Metal Mania- Barbie Inspired Winged Eye

Hey Darlings

Here is a "Barbie inspired" look. Now when I say inspired I mean its not meant to look like Barbie, just inspired by. Today I had no real idea what I wanted to do I just wanted to use Barbie pinks and went with it. Just something fun and different :)

Check out the video to see how to get the look:

Oh and again lol the lighting is a fail but what can you do! Trust me I am working on that! I vow to never ever use that horrid lamp again!

Products Used:

Coastal Scents 88 Metal Mania Palette
(Baby pink, pearly white, bright white, & purple)
Revlon Matte e/s-Vintage Lace
NYX Jumbo Pencil-Milk
Maybelline EyeStudio Gel Liner-Blackest Black
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye liner-1999
Rimmel Eye liner-White
Maybelline One By One Mascara-Black

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation-120
Maybelline Fit Me Powder-120
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer-Light
MUFE HD Powder
NARS Laguna Bronzer
Maybelline Fit Me Blush Light Pink
MAC Mineralize Blush-Rhapsody in Two

Sephora Lip Liner-Candid Candy
MAC Lip Liner-Subculture
MAC Viva Glam Gaga Lipstick
Maybelline Shinesational Gloss-Watermelon Punch

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Friday, January 7, 2011

Maybelline Fit Me Demo

Hey Darlings

As promised here is the demo of the Maybelline Fit Me foundation, concealer, powder and blush. Also keep in mind the lighting is quite off and orange in this video due to new location and overall fail with lighting. I do however turn the dreaded lamp off if only I knew how horrible it was. But just like my last post here is a photo of what the foundation looks like in real life.

But as I state in the review this foundation is a bit dark for me, however the orangey quality is from the stupid light. Oh well what can you do. I still enjoy this foundation very much and find the coverage, longevity, and overall finish is amazing and will repurchase!

Check out the video for the demo :)

Keep in mind this is how I personally do my foundation and what works for me, this is not meant to be a "how to" video but a demo on how well the foundation covers especially blemishes and discoloration, I have combination-oily skin and need more coverage than maybe the next person. Apply your foundation however you please, I wanted to also show that this foundation can be built up to more coverage if needed.

If you want to see how I apply Blush/Contour/Bronzer/Highlight check out the following video for some helpful tips :)

Hope this is helpful to someone :)

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Rave Review- Maybelline Fit Me Line

Hey Darlings

I couldn't wait to tell you guys about this new line Maybelline came out with! I knew after one use that it was seriously gold to me lol, but like always I like to test out products over atleast a week for cosmetics and play with different ways of applying and different combinations (setting powders, concealers, primers etc.)

NOTE* Here's a photo to show the foundation is not that orange in real life, I am using new lighting that obviously altered the video. Sorry Guys!

Go watch the video for my thoughts and opinions!

Also if you curious about my skin type, I have combination, oily and acne prone. I can easily say though this would be great for almost all skin types, the only downfall to having very oily skin would be the length of wear you would get out of this foundation but could easily be fixed with a mattifying primer. Same with very dry skin, this foundation feels very moisturizing and didn't pick up any of my dry spots, but again I can't say for sure how it would work out for any other skin types but my own.

I can't believe how much drug store products have come along in the last few years! I can honestly say with Maybelline's FIT ME line I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the makeup and the packaging. Lets talk about the packaging:

Packaging Pros
  • Sleek simple packaging, the foundation came in a square glass container, with simple black lid, quite similar to the Nars Sheer Glow packaging, maybe that was their goal, however I have to admit I prefer the lid over the Nars one since that one seems to get dirty quite quickly. Not only is the foundations packaging sleek but the powder compact was really pretty and I could honestly say I'd feel good pulling that out of my bag, the mirror is quite a good size and like that it was all black, it made it more discrete and sophisticated.
Packaging Cons
  • You all can already guess this one! I cannot stand the foundation opening and would of preffered a pump or even the option of purchasing one with foundation. I find that openings such as this are messy and make me terrified that if I put this in a bag for travel it would just explode or leak everywhere. Lastly for the blush I wish they would have included a more usuable blush brush or none at all. I find that those are just a waste and don't apply blush very nicely even used in a pinch. Over all though I do like the blush just wish they would have came out with something different since they always have the same packaging. I just felt it wasn't as cohesive with this line. That's just my thoughts.
I really feel like I covered everything I wanted to say in the video but really do enjoy this line very much! But if I had to choose the best out of the whole line I would have to say without any question Maybelline Fit Me Foundation and Maybelline Fit Me Concealer were by far what made me fall in love.

Product List / Recap

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation (120 Classic Ivory)-Personally I think this is a very close dupe to my favorite holy grail foundation Nars Sheer Glow, the texture is very similar, they both have very dewy/ natural finishes, they both are about medium in coverage, both light weight, although I find the finished texture of the foundation is a velvety consistancy on the skin where the Nars Sheer Glow seems a bit more tacky on the skin and takes longer to absorb into the skin than this foundation, also I find this is a bit more long wearing but for the most part very similar. So if your looking for a cheaper alternative or something with a dewy/natural finish that won't beat the bank definietly give this one a try!

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (10 Light)-This is a very opaque creamy concealer and honestly I haven't tried anything like it personally. I usually us my MAC Studio Sculpt or Studio Finish Concealer, and to be quite frank I almost don't want to go back to using those two, this isn't just for under eye either unless of course your under eye circles need more help that of course a corrector might be needed however I find this is great for acne! Sometimes acne especially mine can get dry and flakey and can be a dead giveaway under concealer or foundation so this was great over drier areas such as acne, eyes, and around the nose.

Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder (120-Classic Ivory)-I can easily see a similarity to MACs MSF Natural face powder only in the sense that both give the skin a natual finish, not the matte powdery look. Now I'm not saying this is a dupe but just similar. This can be used for touch ups or for setting the Maybelline Fit Me Foundation.

Maybelline Fit Me Blush-(Light Pink)-If you have ever tried a Maybelline Blush they are all quite the same, just a night flush of color, not too overly pigmented so you can be as heavy handed as you like. This blush gives a natural flush to the face without being to baby doll pink or obvious.

I hope this review was helpful and if you are interested check back for a demo on how I use these products to get a "flawless face".

Now as some of you all know I won Maybelline's Dare to Inspire Contest a while ago and can't thank them enough for choosing me as their winner! Now with that being said I am not required nor do I get any compensation or anything for reviewing their products. The prize for winning that contest was simply getting the chance to get to try out new products they come out for the year of 2010. With that being said that doesn't change or alter my opinions by any means I promise!


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