glitter glitter glitter!

16 Aug

yourfairygodmother:

How beautiful is this eye look? Get lost in these galaxy eyes!

Originally posted on makeupbysarita:

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Good morning!

So last night before bed I was rummaging through my pigments and stuff, and I found some samples (I believe they are MAC) that were pure glitter goodness. For this look I used a hot pink glitter, a blueish-purple glitter, a deep purple chunky glitter, and a teal pigment.

I wasn’t sure where I was going with it, but I LOVE the outcome. The lip is NYX macaron lippie in Violet and I used NYC liquid liner for the winged liner.

I hope you enjoy this look, and PLEASE leave me a comment with looks you would like to see. Or even just different posts, I would love your input.

Also, follow me on Instagram!

Thanks! Byeeeee ❤️

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Review – Pantene Blow Out Extend Dry Shampoo

15 Aug

I worked on this bottle of Pantene Blow Out Extend Dry Shampoo for some time. I just couldn’t get through it!  Which would be great if I loved it, but it was sort of a disappointment.

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Pantene Blow Out Extend Dry Shampoo costs about $7.99 USD and is available in drug stores.

This isn’t super terrible, it just isn’t great or even memorable. 

My thoughts

I found it to be a bit hard to blend into your hair. 

If you used too much, it left a lot of residue on the entire hair shaft.  I don’t know if that’s the way the bottle sprayed or of if the powder fell from the scalp area over time.

It doesn’t smell amazing.  Again, not terrible, just sort of meh.  On the plus side, the scent doesn’t last. But as a result, I didn’t think it was fun to use.

Yeah, okay….not everyone thinks their beauty products should be considered “fun”, but I sort of do.  I like to enjoy using something :-)  Otherwise, why use it?  Right?

Does it absorb oils?  Yes, it doesn’t an okay job at making your hair less oily.  Not amazing.  But okay.  If your hair is on the more oily side, this may not work as well for you. 

Would I repurchase?  Only if nothing else was available.  :-\

Have you tried Pantene Blow Out Extend Dry Shampoo?  Do you like it?

~Anna

 

 

Review – Garnier Fructis Marvelous Oils

13 Aug

I received a sample of the Garnier Fructis Marvelous Oils from PinchMe. PinchMe is a service where you can elect to receive free samples of stuff and then write a brief review.  If you like free swag, this may be your thing.  Click here.

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It comes in three different formulas : Deep Nourish, Frizz Defy, and Color Illuminate.

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The product retails for around $5.99 so it’s really budget friendly.

Garnier claims that it can be used 5 different ways:

Hair oil treatment for dry, damaged hair.

This hair oil treatment for dry, damaged hair, with custom-blended Cupuaçu & Brazilnut oil, nourishes and helps repair.

How to use:

Marvelous Oil can be used in any of 5 ways! Try a different use each day.

1. Pre-Shampoo Treatment: Apply to hair (wet or dry) before shampooing to help prime hair locks for gentle cleaning.
2. Boost Conditioning: Add 1 or 2 drops to your conditioner to help get rid of pesky knots and tangles.
3. Blow-Dry Protector: Apply to damp to help protect when blow drying.
4. Finish With Hi-Watt Shine: Apply to damp or dry ends to help smooth split ends and tame flyaways.
5. Treat Hair Overnight: To restore softness while you sleep, work into wet or dry hair and leave in overnight.

My thoughts

I used Garnier Fructis Marvelous Oils 4 out of the 5 possible ways.  I didn’t put it in my conditioner.

I think this is one of the better drug store hair products and hair oils. I regularly use a Matrix Oil, and this isn’t too far off from the high end product. Would I repurchase?  I don’t know. I love the Matrix product so I don’t see a reason to switch.  However, if I needed to make a choice between a $6 bottle or a $20 bottle, I would pick the Garnier.

It smells super fruity, like a typical Garnier product.  The scent doesn’t linger very long, but it does stick around for a bit.  I think it smells delightful.

I wasn’t crazy about the color.  It was very yellow. Sort of reminded me of olive oil.  However, it did absorb quickly and it didn’t weight my hair down.

Have you tried Garnier Fructis Marvelous Oils?

~Anna

Fingerprint fail?…

12 Aug

yourfairygodmother:

What a cool nail art idea!

Originally posted on Wonderful Wolf:

So I’ve never tried the fingerprint method before, and it looks cool and an easy non-messy technique to try. But mines turned out weird I think for two reasons – I used a yucky colour combination and I don’t think my prints came out as well as they could have. I’ll tr it again at some point, but I’ve had one of those days that no matter what I’ve painted it still looks terrible. I tried some flowers, they looked like they should have belonged in my first ever nail art collection, and I tried some squidged, clingfilm nails and they looked like baby vomit. Tomorrow is another day!

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Treat your hair right, get The Wet Brush

8 Aug

If you “Like” us on Facebook, you probably saw Kassi post about The Wet Brush last week.  Our hair stylist friend saw and immediately recommended the miracle brush to us!

Then she got me one.

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This little gem is super inexpensive at $8.99!

The Wet Brush has really flexible metal bristles that glide through your hair effortlessly.  You can use wet or dry, and it gets the tangles out easily.  It has replaced my two pick and my brush.

The bristles are longer than any other brushes I’ve had, and they sort of massage your scalp as you brush your hair.

Massaging your scalp helps to circulate the blood in your scalp and makes your hair grow faster :-)  Who doesn’t want that?

It comes in so many fun colors!!!!

Have you tried The Wet Brush?

~Anna

We Love Eyeliner: My Comprehensive Guide to Kick Ass Eyeliners! Part I

7 Aug

yourfairygodmother:

Looking for a new eye liner? This girl gives you the lowdown!

Originally posted on TheMakeupWhoreder:

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Continuing my obsession with eyeliner (I promise this won’t turn into an eyeliner only blog, though now that I think of it, hahaha, NAH) I bring you a comprehensive little list of eyeliners that I personally love and that really do rock! I am breaking the list into 3 parts: black eyeliners (for us classic girls out there), pencils and color liners. A lot of girls ask me what my fave liner is, or what liner I use the most, or which color eyeliner I recommend, so I am creating a post especially for you!

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Quick review on Models Own Nail Polish

5 Aug

Ipsy gave a number of winners for me in July.  And a number of them were surprise winners.

The bareMinerals 5-In-1 BB Cream Shadow was one.

The Models Own Nail Polish in Red Sea was the other.

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The reason I wanted to review this is because the texture of this polish is different than most.

Models Own is more of a gel than a standard nail polish.

What does this mean?  Well,  it means it’s more chunky than what you are used to.

Is this bad?  Could be.  It can look lumpy especially since this has glitter along with the gel consistency.

Can it be good?  YES. Especially when used on your toes.   This does NOT chip.

I probably wouldn’t use this on my hands, I’m loving it as a summer pedicure.  Love the shade for summer!  If you check out their website, they have some amazing shades!

What did you think of it?

~Anna

The ‘7 Deadly Sins’ Makeup Tag

5 Aug

yourfairygodmother:

Love this! Keep this handy for any theme parties coming up for Halloween!!!

Originally posted on :

Hi everyone!

I’m not sure if this has been done before? (Probably has, but I’ve never seen it lol!), so I thought it would be fun to make one of my own.

I say it’s a ‘tag’, but as usual, I’ll leave it open for anyone else to do if they have the time and want to take part!

I’m aware that these don’t follow the 7 Deadly Sins to a T, but I used them as a basic guideline.

Let’s get started!!

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Which product are you the most disappointed with?

– For this, I’d have to say the Vichy Normaderm face gel. I honestly was expecting to like it and for it to work. Alas, I was bitterly disappointed. Especially as I know Vichy are a well-known skincare brand!

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Is there something you wish you had but can’t afford it/find it anywhere?

– Yes. All of the other Baby…

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Review BareMinerals 5-In-1 BB Cream Shadow!

4 Aug

I wasn’t super excited when I received the BareMinerals 5-In-1 BB Cream Shadow in my Ipsy Glam Bag for July.

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I am normally not a fan of cream eye shadow.  My eyelids are naturally oily, so adding oil to them is a disaster.  And cream shadows are normally oily.

I eyed this suspiciously for a few weeks, but finally decided to give it a go.

So, how was it? 

Well, I was surprised how not oily it was.

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From Ulta’s website:

 Details-
Meet the next generation in eye shadow: creamy, long-wearing color meets exceptional skincare benefits and broad spectrum SPF protection. Chock-full of skin-loving ingredients, this breakthrough product delivers 5 benefits in one luxurious formula.

Benefits:

12-hour long-wearing color
Supercharged primer
Powerful brightening benefits
Smoothes the appearance of fine lines
Protects with Broad Spectrum SPF 15
Clinicals/Claims:
100% of women agreed their eyelids looked brighter instantly & over time.*
100% of women said their eyes appeared more youthful upon application.** Based on an independent consumer study
My review:

The BareMinerals 5-In-1 BB Cream Shadow is more of  a liquid than a cream.

I’m not sure what shade I received because it is not indicated on anywhere on the container.

Why I like it

It goes on wet, and quickly dries.  You apply it with a wand applicator.

 It has great staying power.  The color payoff is intense.  It helps your eyelids look really smooth.

Why I don’t like it

You have to work really fast to blend it with your finger or sponge, otherwise it settles and dries and then you are stuck with it unless you remove it.

And I mean, FAST!

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Flash

My thoughts

I think this is a great shadow to use alone for a pop of color.  I love how deep and flat the color is!!!!  I’m thinking my shade is one of the darkest of the collection, and I am curious about the lighter shades.

I did wear it with a primer, but I am going to try it without.  I think it will hold very well.

This retails for $18 at Ulta, so it isn’t cheap, but it’s not terrible for the quality.  I am already planning on buying  a different shade.

Have you tried the bareMinerals 5 in 1 BB cream shadow yet?

~Anna

Top 10 Luxury Products Under $25

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yourfairygodmother:

Treat yourself, girl!

Originally posted on Softly Sometimes:

So, I saw this video over at Tati (or GlamLifeGuru)’s channel and even though it’s not exactly a tag, I thought I’d go right ahead and do it. This video basically shows you some of my favorite luxury products under $25. It’s called Top 10, but it’s entirely possible that I’ve been able to try some awesome new high-end products that are under $25 that I might like better than these… we’ll see!

For this video, though, I ended up picking some not-so-luxury brands that aren’t exactly drugstore. So, I’ve got a mix of high-end (e.g. BECCA, Hourglass, Le Métier de Beauté) and mid-range (e.g. MAC, bareMinerals, Urban Decay) products here.

To watch Tati’s original video, click here. She did it as a collaboration with Fleur (FleurdeForce) and they gave 5 products each. Heh, I got to pick all ten. :D

// PRODUCTS MENTIONED:

1. Le Métier de Beauté…

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