Thursday, March 31, 2016

Nail Art | Jody Candrian Inspired

I was thumbing through my neverending pile of magazines this week and I spotted this mesmerizing cuff bracelet from Jody Candrian. I'm not sure what stone it is, I couldn't find any mention of the materials she used to make this cuff. I ripped it out of my magazine and decided to recreate it on my nails. This was the biggest nail art project I've done in a long time. I did a couple versions before I had my friends help me decide on this style.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Review | ELF Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette

These new ELF 10 pan Eyeshadow Palettes are really good quality compared to all the other palettes they've done over the years (I swatched all of them here). I really hope they continue to expand this line with more themed palettes and colorful variations. Today I'm reviewing the Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette ($10.00) that is currently restocked. This palette is the ultimate Spring vibe, with soft pinks and golds, in a mix of matte and shimmer shadows.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

Event | The Makeup Show: On The Floor

This past weekend I attended The Makeup Show in Los Angeles, March 19th and 20th. The Makeup Show is THE best show in the industry, you can read more about the LA show here. Like the totally professional blogger that I am, I forgot my DSLR camera at home, so I could only take a limited amount of photos with my Samsung Note 5. I really wish I could have photographed every booth at the show, but I decided to sit in on all the Keynote speakers instead. So, here's a glance at some of the brands and products we saw this year:

Brand new Make Up For Ever Aqua XL waterproof liner pencils, stunning shades and rich in color! Set to release next month! :)

Monday, March 21, 2016

Review | ELF Day to Night Lipstick Duo

Get ready to see a ton of photos of my face! :)
ELF Cosmetics has a new lipstick line on the website, and I'm very excited about these Day to Night Lipstick Duos ($6) because they are pretty genius and I'm thrilled they are all vibrant and bold lip colors - just my style!
"This dual-ended lipstick conveniently has a beautiful soft shade for day and a bolder shade for night. The velvety satin formula is enriched with Shea, and Vitamins A, C, and E to help nourish and hydrate."

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Review | China Glaze House of Colour

China Glaze is a brand I have loved for years, way before I started blogging, I would always go to a nail salon that offered China Glaze polishes. I even remember falling in love with a purple black shade in like the early 2000's, and to this day I'm always looking for it or a comparable shade. *someday*

Today I have the Spring 2016 House of Colour collection to share with you all. I couldn't find an official press release for the collection, but I did see this little description from their Facebook page:
"Free your mind and travel back to a time when far out style and free spirited attitudes converged for one colourful explosion. This Spring China Glaze introduces House of Colour, a collection celebrating the independent vibes of this eclectic era."
And some other bloggers, who reviewed the collection when it launched, stated that House of Colour is inspired by the 1970's - one of my favorite decades of fashion and color.

I actually stumbled across this collection when I noticed Ulta was having a sale on China Glaze nail polishes on their website, I immediately ordered the whole line and anxiously awaited their arrival. I've been wearing them non stop since they arrived, and I'm very pleased with the variety of colors, formulas, and how well they all can be paired up together. I'm totally infatuated with the House of Colour line!!

Monday, March 07, 2016

Review | ELF Cream Contour Palette

The ELF Cream Contour Palette ($6) is sooooo good! :)
Does anyone remember my disappointed review on their Foundation Palettes? I had hoped they would be versatile to use as cream contours, but the formula fell short as contour and as foundation. Well, it seems the ingredients in the Cream Contour Palette are greatly improved to make application, blending, and longevity much smoother and seamless.
"The buildable pigmented colors are great for contouring, shading, sculpting, and brightening the eyes, cheekbones, nose and jawline to slim and enhance features. Features 3 bronzers for contouring, and 1 brightening shade."

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Review | Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation

[pr samples]
(L-R) Y215 Yellow Alabaster, Y235 Ivory Beige, Y255 Sand Beige, 118 = Y325 Flesh, 127 = Y335 Dark Sand, 125 = Y315 Sand

Make Up For Ever was the first brand I ever heard of to produce HD (high definition) makeup, creating products that looked flawless on HD cameras. Last year they revamped their cult favorite HD Foundation into the new Ultra HD Foundation ($43.00) to maintain their flawless look for 4K Technology - the next generation of digital devices. This means with the high detailed resolution, clarity and color, on screen makeup will still look flawless and undetectable.
"My goal was to cope with the new 4k technology while keeping the main benefits of HD Foundation. Ultra HD Foundation had to meet the perfection needs of pros as well as the everyday needs of all women.”—Dany Sanz, MAKE UP FOR EVER Founder and Creative Director.