Review – Be A Bombshell Cosmetics Eye Base

20 Nov
I received Be A Bombshell Cosmetics Eye Base in my latest Ipsy Glam Bag in the color Submissive.
This was a full size product, which I love.
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So what did I think?
How can I put this mildly…this is probably the worst eye shadow base I have ever used.
Why? It fails to base or prime.
It’s a cream based shimmer base.  Should work on its own or as a base.  Sadly, this creased so badly and within hours my makeup was gone.  Gone girl, gone!
Too bad, because the color is so pretty.  Shimmer, golden bronze.
I have not had a great luck with the brand Be a Bombshell.  The mascara I received a few months ago was a straight up fail.  Today, Be A Bombshell Cosmetics Eye Base joined its mascara cousin.
I hate throwing away makeup products, but this was just usable for me.
It didn’t work when I primed the primer either.  And really, should I even have had to do that?
Did you get Be A Bombshell Cosmetics Eye Base?
What did you think?
~Anna
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LUSH Products for Men.

6 Nov

yourfairygodmother:

#TBT post. In time for Holiday shopping for your men folk :-)

Originally posted on Your Fairy Godmother:

My name is Kassi and I am a Lush-aholic.  (aka a LUSHie).

What many of you don’t know is that LUSH has a whole bunch of products that guys would love.  They even have a whole men’s aptly named “Dirty.”

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It all smells AMAZING –  tarragon, lavender and subtle spearmint.

This line includes:

Dirty Shaving Cream – Oat milk, Shea butter and honey are great for calming irritations and red marks on sensitive chins

Dirty Hair Cream – moisturizing cocoa butter to soften your locks and make your hair easy to control and style, while rosemary calms the scalp.

Dirty Perfume and Body Spray –  tarragon, lavender and subtle spearmint

Dirty Soap and Shower Gel- Spectacular blue soap is definitely our new favorite wake-me-up bar.

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Other products you guys may enjoy are:

Ocean Salt – an amazing exfoliating scrub made with vodka, Coconut cream and sea salt  (this can help you become Patrick Bateman

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How To Contour

5 Nov

yourfairygodmother:

Simple tutorial on contouring! Check it out.

Originally posted on :

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to write a quick tutorial on contouring.

For this, I used my B. Sculpted Contour Kit (in Light) and my Bourjois Little Round Pot (in Rose Eclat).

Here, you can see that my face looks a bit plump and rounded, with no real shape to it:

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Step 1:

Make a ‘fish’ face, and then, using the contour (the brown colour ed powder/cream, whichever you’re using), and a contour or foundation brush, draw a line from near the bottom of your earlobe to 3/4 of the way under your cheekbone.

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Step 2:

Now, draw a line down both sides of your nose with the contour colour

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Step 3:

Now, draw a line with the contour underneath each outside corner of your mouth.

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Step 4:

Using the contour colour, draw a line from the centre of your forehead in a ‘triangle’ shape down each side of your…

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Review – Jouer Anti-Blemish Matte Primer

4 Nov

 Jouer Anti-Blemish Matte Primer gets great reviews.  Is it weird that I am completely surprised at how much people like this?

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What sets this primer apart from the competition, is that it claims to treat and prevent blemishes.

From jourcosmetics.com

Product Description

Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment

This oil free mattifying anti-blemish primer, formulated
with Salicylic Acid, penetrates into skin to help treat existing blemishes, prevent development of new acne, and minimize the appearance of pores. Aloe, Vitamin E, Ginseng & Gingko Biloba Extract help calm redness and reduce inflammation, promoting a shine-free, even complexion.  30 mL / 1.0 fl oz

Oil Free.  Hypoallergenic.  Paraben Free.  Silicone Free.  Fragrance Free.  Dermatologist tested.

My thoughts

This doesn’t prime.  Sort of problem since it’s supposed to be a primer.

It may work as a treatment, but if you are looking for a flawless look, you will need an actual primer.

Jouer Anti-Blemish Matte Primer sank right into my skin.  So the foundation, sort of sank right in too.  I didn’t get the primed effect I have come to expect from Smashbox.

Also, I think this broke me out.   This also surprised me since I already use a salicylic acid toner, so my skin didn’t need to purge anything.

Would I purchase?

No.  There are better primers out there on the market.

Have you used the Jouer Anti-Blemish Matte Primer? 

~Anna

Review – they’re real! push-up liner

31 Oct

Kassi got a few samples of these bad gals – the new cult favorite, they’re real! push-up liner

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I love how it looks like a little sword!  Benefit came to duel!

you killed my eyeliner, prepare to die!  (sorry, I couldn’t resist a Princess Bride reference)

they’re real! push-up liner is very different from any eyeliner I have ever used.

The formula is thicker, almost like a paste.

Surprisingly, it is really easy to maneuver around your eye.  Have trouble with the “flick”?  This will flick you, no problem.

Why I like it

It’s super dark and matte.

Really easy to apply

Doesn’t transfer easily

Does get closer to your lash line than other eyeliners

Slight complaint

It does smudge a bit after a few hours, and I used a primer

Would I purchase?

Most likely, yes.

It is pricey for an eyeliner, but in line with the higher end lines. It retails for $24.00

I don’t know how long it lasts since I only have a sample.  No clue if it dries out quicker than a liquid liner in a pot.

 Have you tried the push up liner?  What do you think?

~Anna

Victoria’s Secret Model workout

30 Oct

yourfairygodmother:

#TBT get fit!

Originally posted on Your Fairy Godmother:

In only 10 minutes you can feel great and get your heart pumping!  No – you don’t not have to be model thin to be beautiful but working out helps you feel less stressed, sleep better and helps you feel like a badass.

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read more HERE and HERE

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Halloween Nail Art From the Pros: It’s Not Too Late to Get Into the Holiday Spirit

30 Oct

yourfairygodmother:

Check out these Halloween nails!

Originally posted on Beauty Editor On Call:

If you’re looking for a last minute way to join in on tomorrow’s festivities without wearing a full-blown costume, I say Halloween-inspired nail art is absolutely the way to go. (If I wasn’t still recovering from a gross stomach virus that has wiped out my whole family, I’d be wearing one of them already.) Here’s how to get the looks step-by-step from the nail pros who created them:

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Bloody Manicure by Jin Soon Choi

Prep: Apply a coat of JINsoon Power Coat

Step 1: Coat each nail in JINsoon Nail Lacquer in Kookie White.

Step 2: Using JINsoon Nail Lacquer in Coquette, wipe off all of the nail polish from the brush on the neck of the bottle and with varying short strokes, apply polish over the white you just swiped on. You’ll get a more realistic effect if you vary the strokes and even dab…

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Review – Skyn Iceland Mini Glacial Cleansing Cloths

30 Oct

Sometimes, you received something in an Ipsy bag that you never thought you would like.  Example, Skyn Iceland Mini Glacial Cleansing Cloths.

Historically, I hated cleansing cloths.  I even refused to use them while camping.  I thought they were filmy and smelly and didn’t leave you clean.  Worst of all, I hated not using a cleanser that you rinsed off.

Ipsy and Skyn Iceland Mini Glacial Cleansing Cloths changed my mind.

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I received a Skyn product from Ipsy before that I never used.  So,  naturally, I scoffed at this.

But then, one day…I was tired.  And the thought of cold water on my face while all I wanted to do was crawl into bed was not inviting.

I looked at Skyn Iceland Mini Glacial Cleansing Cloths and decided to give it a try.

Surprise!  I liked it!

One cloth cleaned my entire face.  It did a decent enough job on very heavy eye makeup.  If you are only wearing mascara, it should get it off completely.

Why I like it

No residue

No film

Not greasy feeling

Smells great!

CLEANS!!

My face felt nice, not tight or dry or greasy

There is some minimal eye stinging, but nothing too bad

They are only $15.00 USD

Would I buy?

YES.  It’s awesome to have these around in a pinch.

Have you tried Skyn Iceland Mini Glacial Cleansing Cloths?  Do you like?

~Anna

Brrrraaaaaaaiiiiinnnnnsssss

29 Oct

yourfairygodmother:

Do you like zombies? Check out these super cute Halloween theme nails.

Originally posted on Finger Candy:

BrainsLook no further than these pastel pretties for the softer side of exposed organs this Halloween.

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Dupe War #4 – Urban Decay Primer Potion vs NYX HD Eyeshadow Base

23 Oct

yourfairygodmother:

Throwback Thursday Post. One of our favorites!

Originally posted on Your Fairy Godmother:

“Fairy Godmother, I have all these great eyeshadows but they just don’t last.  What do I do!?”

My dears – we have your solution right here!  And of course we have a cheap way to save your face, no matter how exciting your life may be.

Using a primer for eyeshadows is so important.  Have you ever been disappointed after spending $$ on eyeshadows only to find they don’t really look like they did in the container?  Or have you ever spent forever on your eyeshadow only to go out and find that you had so much fun that your eyeshadow mysteriously disappeared?

We want you to wake up the next morning to see the photos people took of you on their camera phones doing dumb things while completely hammered and help soften the blow of  by making sure you at least look good.

Original –  Urban Decay Primer Potion (UDPP)

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