Monday, September 3, 2012

Glam Liner Aqua Luxe in Glam Lagoon (Review & Swatches)

Price: $5.49 at Ulta, $5.50 at
Where to purchase: any place that sells NYX prodcuts

So, I went to Ulta the other day because I wanted to use the 20% off coupon that was being offered before it expired. I was focusing more on the drugstore section because I don't think the coupon could be used on higher-end products. As I was walking around I saw a stand of NYX products near the back of the store that included in eyeshadow palette, liquid liners, and lipsticks. I have been looking for a good, long-lasting colored liquid liner to try out so I thought I'd give the NYX one a try. I picked up the green shade in Glam Lagoon, and this has become one of my favorite liquid liners!

^ Above is what the brush looks like. It has a brush applicator as opposed to a felt tip. I find that the liner was fairly easy to apply.

I am extremely impressed with the wear of this liner because it doesn't smudge on me. I have very, VERY oily lids and my fold is very close to my lash line so it's difficult for me to find a liner that will last. Well, this liner lasts ALL DAY! After it dries, it stays put! *happy dance* :)

^ The left is a line swatch of the liner. To the right I applied a thicker liner so that you can see the color a bit better. This green shade is very pretty. It has a metallic finish.

I've worn this liner on its own before but after a few uses I find that I like it better when I use it over another dark liner. This makes the green stand out more on my eyes and it appears more opaque.

Below are close-up pictures of the green liner on my eyes. I used really neutral eyeshadow shades since the liner is my pop of color. Before applying the NYX liner, I used a black pencil liner underneath.

I love the effect that this liner gives on my eyes. I'm planning on wearing it to class on those days where I want to look put together without having to put in much effort. I think that a colored liner such as this one does the trick! Not only does it make you appear as if you've spent a decent amount of time on your makeup but it also adds a bit of fun color to your look! I definitely plan on going back to Ulta to pick up a few of the other shades from this line! :)

What is your favorite liquid liner? Have you tried the NYX liquid liner? What are your thoughts?

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Revlon Colorstay 16 Hour Eyeshadow Quad in Precocious (Review + Swatches)

Price: ~$10-$12 depending on where you buy it Where to buy: any drugstore that sells Revlon products (I purchased mine at CVS) I picked up one of Revlon's Colorstay 16 Hour Quads a few months ago. There are several quads that contain various colors but the one I decided to buy is Precocious because I love berry tones!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Review: Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder SPF 30

Price: ~$14
Where to buy: any drugstore that sells Physicians Formula products (I purchased mine at CVS)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Wet 'n' Wild Silent Treatment Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio (Review + Swatches)

Where to buy: CVS, Target, Walgreens
Price: $2.99

After eying this eyeshadow trio for so long, I finally got my hands on it! Click on the link below to see swatches and my thoughts on it!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in "Plum Wine" (Review & Swatch)

Price: ~$7-8
Where to buy: any drugstore

My thoughts on the new Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in the shade "Plum Wine"!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Glitter Gradient Nails

I wanted to do a nail design inspired by the winter. I think this would be perfect for the holidays and for New Years! :)

Read on for a more in-dept description and to see what polishes I used for this nail design!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters (Review & Swatches)

After seeing so many great reviews of these lip butters on YouTube, I knew I had to get them! I love them!<3 It's a plus that they aren't too expensive and are easily accessible since drugstores carry them! :) Price: ~ $7-8 Where: CVS, Rite Aid, Target (drugstores!)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

China Glaze Ruby Pumps & OPI Gettin' Miss Piggy With It

Since Christmas is about a month away, I was feeling a little festive and wanted to wear something red! :)

2 coats of Ruby Pumps + 2 coats of Gettin' Miss Piggy With It

Thursday, November 10, 2011

OPI The Muppets Collection (Bottle Pics & Swatches)

OPI has released an entire collection of polishes that goes along with the new Muppets movie that will hit theaters on November 23rd! There are twelve polishes total - six are glitters and six are shimmers/foils.

Price: $8.50 a bottle
Where: Ulta

Click here for close-up bottle pictures and swatches!

China Glaze "Santa's Little Helpers" Holiday Set (Bottle Pics & Swatches)

This is the set that I purchased from China Glaze's holiday collection for the winter of 2011. It is called the "Santa's Little Helpers" set.

Price: $9.99
Where: Sally's Beauty Supply

Click here to see close-up bottle pictures and swatches! :)