Have you tried doing an ombre mani? I'll make sure to do a follow up post when I attempt it!
|Curated by Lauren Clark|
|HD Blush - This is INSANELY pigmented|
|L to R: HD Blush, Lip Pencil, Lip Gloss, Gel Liner|
|After trying to wash it off. I had to SCRUB the blush and gel liner off and both didn't fully remove. The crazy thing is I used a tiny drop of the HD blush|
Size: 1 fl oz
Shades: Fair, Light, Medium, Deep
Where to buy: Mass food and drug retailers nationwide
When first applying the BB Cream I was slightly worried, the color it comes out as is a white tinged gray color. Once you move it around a little bit with your fingers it quickly turns colors.
I applied L'Oreal Magic BB Cream first thing in the morning and took a picture of it that night. It held up flawlessly. I highly suggest this if you're wanting to try out BB Cream.
This review was first posted on www.lilyelement.blogspot.com
There was a clearance sale going on so I also grabbed a tube of lipstick in "chocolate" for something like $3.
And then on my way home from the airport last weekend I also found a pair of Ardell Accent lashes for under $3 on clearance at Target.
Here's the finished product, and my first real attempt at wearing false eyelashes for a night out:
They're not on perfectly but they look a hell of a lot better than my other attempts. I think its because these are half/accent lashes instead of full lashes.
I'll definitely be using this look again as well as the unitasker and the Duo glue.
Here's what was in my Birchbox this month:
- Ghirardelli Milk & Caramel SQUARES
- twistband™ Headband Collection
- Juicy Couture Couture La La 3.4oz
- Ojon volume advance™ Thickening Spray
- Color Club Fiesta Collection
Obviously the first thing I "tried" was the Ghirardelli Milk & Caramel square. It was very good.
Given how much I like the twistband-type hair ties, I was thrilled to get a headband by the same brand. It's a very pretty color too. And goes well with my red hair. The headband is comfortable for hours.
I spritzed the Juicy Couture Couture La La on a stick at Sephora last week and wasn't a fan. But like most of the Juicy Couture, this goes on nicer. I'm sure I'll use up the sample although I doubt I'll buy any of it.
I haven't tried the Ojon spray. As usual, if its awesome, I'll post another entry about it. But I'm pleased with the size of this bottle.
As for the Color Club polish, it's a nice red. Goes on pretty well in one coat. I did one finger to photograph...and then forgot to photograph it. Sorry :/
After the last Julep mystery box came with tons of products and some sweet polishes, it was a no-brainer to order the latest box -- Cupid's Mystery Box.
It claimed it would come with at least four Valentine's Day colors plus a mystery holographic or a gift code for the color of my choice. They said I might get a VISA gift card and maybe jewelry by Baublebar. All for $19.99.
What I got in the box was five colors and a product, "Lip Vernis" in a pale pink color called "Camellia" (one I'll never use).
As well as the following nails:
- Emma (silvery glitter)
- Evangeline (pumpkin holo)
- Charlotte (lavender)
- Maya (pearly shimmer)
- Rose (red)
Swatches of these colors shown in order left to right and on the lovely wrapping paper I got from my favorite Welsh authors:
Where to buy: ebay (China)
The application process is the same as Sally Hansen, though the nail "foils" aka stickers are more sticker-like than polish strips. They are pretty, but I doubt they will last long on my nails. I'll update to tell how long they last.
Piper Polish Co.
Color: Flash Mob
Price: $10.75 + $2.50 shipping
Needless to say, I'm in love with it.
Onto the pictures!
|Close up with flash|
For this month I switched up my style profile from my polish-heavy "It Girl" because I wanted this month's product. I also really wanted a holo so I picked "Bombshell"
Here's what came in my box:
- Oxygen Nail Treatment
- Ginger (beige holographic)
- Laura (olive creme)
- EXTRA - Freedom Polymer Topcoat
- EXTRA - Eye lash curler
- EXTRA - Candy hearts ;)
A closer look at the products:
I pre-ordered the Freedom Top Coat back in December so I already had an open bottle. It's not bad. I don't think its worth the extra money beyond other salon-type top coats. It doesn't set particularly fast ( it suggests you wait 5 minutes). And it has chipped within days. Definitely not gel-like as it promises. But it does have a nice glossy finish.
I've yet to try the Oxygen treatment because it suggest you not use it with any other polish and I was too eager to try out the holographic polish. As always, if I find the oxygen treat is amazing, I'll dedicate an entire post to it :)
A closer look at the polishes:
A closer look at the lash curler:
To be honest I've never really understood this whole lash curling concept.
Here are a few shots of the polishes. I usually do at least a few nails with only 1 coat but I forgot this time around. The olive creme did well with only one coat. The holo needed at least two. The holo nails in the photo have three coats (two coats, polymer on top of it and then another coat of holo).
The holographic effect on this polish isn't quite as noticeable as the Layla Hologram Effect polish I showed a few months back. That said, I like the color on this polish. It's a nice neutral, understated holographic that will be really nice in the warm summer months.
Here's a (poor) video of it: