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Remove Stubborn Glitter Polish With Ease!

22 Jul

Do you have a love hate relationship with glitter nail polish? I know I do- I love the pretty sparkles but HATE trying to remove it! Glitter polish removal has always been such a pain, it is time-consuming and frustrating to say the least. Well there are a couple of options for you when it comes to quick and easy removal of glitter polish.. One is an inexpensive DIY that you can whip up at home and the other is available HERE for $9.

OPI Peelable Base Coat is ready to go and bottled up for you. Just apply and let dry before using your favorite glitter polishes. When you feel like changing your polish, simply peel it off.

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DIY Peelable base coat. This recipe literally involves TWO ingrediants- Elmer’s Glue and Water. It is VERY EASY and inexpensive!!!!  Click HERE for the step by step instructions.

Empty Polish bottles are available at beauty supply stores or you can rinse an old bottle out with acetone polish remover. Be sure to use cotton ball/ Q-tips to cleans the existing color off of the brush and bottle around the seal.

wackylakiPicture tutorial by Wacky Laki.

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My Favorite Eye Liner Set ON SALE!!!!!

11 Jul

Urban Decay is known for their incredible makeup palettes and sets. So much makeup goodness in one place!!! Their Ocho Loco 2 set is my favorite eyeliner set of all time, simply because it includes my favorite Urban Decay 24/7 liners. These smooth gliding pencils are the ONLY eye pencils that I use!

macysThe formula is amazing and it really does stay on for hours and the pigments are insane. The regular price per pencil is $20- this set includes 8 full size pencils and a sharpener as well for $59! What a deal!!!!!! Well, this deal just got a little sweeter at Macy’s…..this fabulous set is now on sale for $39! Hurry and get your set while supplies last! For the price of 2 pencils, you get the entire set!

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Nude Lips! (under $5)

30 Jun

I love a good nude lip color. I also love a great deal as most of you know! Today I’m sharing my 2 go-to nude lip pies, one is a gloss and one is a lip balm- BOTH are less than $5!

Maybelline Baby Lips in Peach Kiss.

This peach scented and slightly shimmery lip balm is perfect for everyday. Has the feel of chapstick with a nude/ peachy tint. Very hydrating as well!

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NYX Butter gloss in Creme Brulee.

This silky smooth butter lip gloss lives up to its name! It glides on like butter and actually stays put! It is also no secret that this lip gloss is a dupe for many high-end lippies including NARS and Lorac.

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Top 5 Summer Must Have Lipsticks!

17 Jun

Summer is a great time to embrace color in your makeup regimen. Although I prefer going minimal on my makeup during the warmest months, I do enjoy a pop of color on my lips. For my day to day summer looks, I usually skip eyeshadow and only wear tinted moisturizer, a touch of blush and some mascara! If I’m not wearing my go to nude lip gloss, I opt for one of these 5 colors below!

Most are pinks, one is a purple and one is a coral. These colors look great on all skin tones so DON’T BE SCARED of some color in your life!

Girl About Town by MAC $16 – Besides ‘Rebel’( which I wear religiously during the Fall/ Winter months) ‘Girl about Town’ is my favorite MAC color EVER EVER EVER! It is such a pretty fuchsia pink!

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Candy Yum Yum by MAC $16- this color may seem risky for some, but this hot pink adds instant POW to your look!

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FireBall Butter Lipstick by NYX $6- This color is NOT true to tube which is great because it looks reddish at first, but goes on as a beautiful coral color!

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Brazen Berry by Maybelline $6- This beautiful berry color is a pretty purple that everyone can pull off. Also, be sure to Google Pantone color of the year, this lipstick IS an exact match to radiant orchid!

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Vivid Rose by Maybelline $6- Think perfect pink. This bright(but not too bright) pink is perfect all Summer long!

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Summer Nail Inspiration!!!!

2 Jun

I’m guilty of “pinning” again! At least my hour long Pinterest surf session was worthwhile- I collected some of my favorite Summer nail inspiration and am so excited to share it with you guys:) Cheers to Summer and cute manis!!!!

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Perfect Summer Palettes!

3 May

Every year Spring/Summer rolls around, I get so excited to use my bolder and brighter lip colors, eyeshadows and blushes! There is no better time to incorporate beautiful color into your makeup routine. This Spring/Summer Lorac released 2 great colorful palettes that are sleek and perfect for travel as well as reasonably priced at $24. Both palettes feature 10 shimmer and matte shadows which include 2 oversized neutral shades allowing countless color combinations. The palettes are quite similar, so if you can only afford one, don’t worry!  One palette (After Glo)does feature some brighter colors than the other palette (Summer Glo) which you will see in the pictures below! It is just a matter of taste and whether you want to remain more on the “neutral/colorful” side or the ‘bright/colorful” side.  Either way, these palettes are PERFECT for summertime and are So pretty!

 

Lorac Summer Glo palette $24 This palette is colorful, but includes slightly more subtle colors.

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Lorac After Glo palette $24 this palette has more “BAM” to it, slightly brighter, bold colors.

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Lupita Nyong’o New Face of Lancôme!

7 Apr

I was so excited to hear the news this past weekend that I had to share it with you all. My favorite red carpet queen, Lupita Nyong’o has been named the latest face of Lancôme. The French cosmetic house will feature the gorgeous actress in upcoming ads you can expect to see this September. What an amazing year she is having! Cheers to challenging mainstream beauty ideals and sharing the notion that beauty comes in many forms! Go Lupita!!!!

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My New Favorite BB Cream!

13 Mar

Great product alert!!!!! Today I was informed by a good friend that she had found the BB cream of her dreams! When it comes to BB creams/Tinted moisturizers, I have tried them all. So I drove to my local Benefit makeup counter and tried it out! I must say this product outdoes them all. I was beyond impressed!

Benefit Better Than BB Big Easy

Benefit Big Easy $38

Here are a few reasons why-

*The coverage is great although it feels super lightweight. No cakey feel here!

*The Liquid to powder formula dries matte- with every other BB cream I’ve tried I feel they leave me somewhat shiny/sticky and I always have to set them with powder. So not the case with this product, I can wear it by itself!!!  or I can build on it if I want to for a night out.

*It has SPF 35! Not 15 or 20 like usual, but 35! That’s great!

*Blends right into my skin with this foundation brush. I can also use my fingers to dab it on dark spots etc. for a bit more coverage.

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The only cons are-

*I feel like the shades don’t go dark enough for deep skinned makeup lovers. There are 6 shades available and I wear the 5th darkest and I’m not that dark! My favorite fashionista Lupita Nyong’o would NOT be able to wear this and that’s a damn shame! The product is fairly new, so I’m holding out hope that they will include more shades in the future.

*looks amazing over moisturizer- not so perfect without moisturizer. I always moisturize when I wash my face or get out of the shower, but for those of you who don’t, this product skims over dry patches of skin without really covering them.

If you’re willing to moisturize first- this is the best BB cream on the market in my opinion! Give it a shot!

I also purchased the Boi-ing industrial strength concealer for my little pimple friends that come to visit and it covers flawlessly!

Benefit concealer

 

Spring Makeup Collabs You’ll Love!

10 Feb

Another designer cosmetics collaboration  is in the works people!!!! NARS and Phillip Lim have a 9 piece nail lacquer collection that will be available in August!  The news was announced today at Lim’s Fall 2014 fashion show.

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In other makeup news, the highly anticipated MAC Proenza Schouler makeup collection will hit stores in April. The collection includes face powder, eyeliner,nail lacquer, lipstick and more! You may want to get your hands on this quick, the collection is a limited!

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Valentine’s Day Nail Inspiration ’14!

30 Jan

It’s almost that time of year again!!! Valentine’s Day is in two weeks and all of you nail art lovers need to decide what you’ll do this year for the day of love! Last year I shared some Valentine’s Day nail inspiration and it got so much traffic, so I’m doing it again this year! These are some of my favorites that I came across on Pinterest! So many cute ideas!

Click HERE for a quick and easy way to create a heart on your nails!

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