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One Minute Makeover – Longer, Fuller Ponytail

7 Jan

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Best Red Lipsticks

12 Dec

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These beautiful reds range in price – between $6-$26!

The ones I want to try the most are the MAC – Russian Red, the Besume and the Tarte!

Want a $2 dupe of Russian Red – CLICK HERE

Urban Decay – Naked 3

9 Dec

The launch of this new palette is super exciting!  I love my Naked 2 palette and use it several times a week.  The colors are beautiful and have excellent staying power and the case is strong enough that I have taken it on two vacations.

Here is the new Naked 3.  It has more rosy hues than the previous Naked palettes but all the shimmer you have come to expect.

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It retails for $52 and consists of 12 colors, a mirror and a brush.

Here ya go- a swatch comparison for each of the Nakeds.

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AND a tutorial from Keiko Lynn to show you how this actually looks on a person. CLICK HERE for the detailed step by step.

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Contour Guide

15 Nov

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Easy Contour – E and C

14 Nov

I just bought NYX Bronzer and Illuminator from Ulta because it was buy one get one half off and I had a coupon.

So I was inspired to find a handy guide on Pinterest on how to use these products.  Thought I would share.

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How to contour – easy cheat sheet

23 Oct

Found this on Tumblr http://glass-vault.tumblr.com/post/64353452085

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I wish we could find a cheat sheet that tells you which bronzer/contour color to use! 🙂

~Anna

My favorite shaving cream

18 Oct

I have tried various different shaving creams, even ones for dudes and this is my go-to.  I seriously hate everything else.

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Smoothest shave from a drug store product (aside form baby oil) and really not that pricey.  (around $2.50)

What about you gals?  What is your fav?

-k

October 2013 Ipsy Glam Bag

18 Oct

This feels like the best Glam Bag since I signed up.  It was bursting at the seams!

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What’s in my bag:

Sexy Hair Blow Dry Gel

Zoya Nail Polish – purple

Be Delectable Hand Cream in Strawberry and Cream (OMG this smells like Strawberry Mamba)

H2O Plus  Face Oasis Hydrating Treatment

Buxom Full-On™ Lip Polish in Dolly

~Anna

Review: NYX Single Eye Shadow in Lanikai

18 Oct

 NYX Single Eye Shadow in Lanikai was in my September Ipsy Glam Bag.

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There is probably no way in the world would I have picked this out myself.  It looks crazy blue, right?!

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It’s slightly more subdued in person.

Although this is blue, it is surprisingly wearable.  Check it.

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On my skin, it is like a greyish blue.  I actually wore it to work today, and it doesn’t look too insane.

I’m wearing the Elizabeth Mott It’s So Big Mascara.

My review:

Good pigmentation

Good staying power

Good blendability

Would repurchase 🙂

Also, check out my faux side swept bang look.

~Anna

Review: Elizabeth Mott It’s So Big Volumizing Mascara

17 Oct

Good Afternoon, Lovelies!

This little find was in my September Ipsy Glam Bag.  I’ve been so lucky to receive a mascara sample almost every month since July.  I will not be low on mascara for a while.

As always, I must put out the disclaimer that my eyelids are super oily.  Mascara usually runs and smears when I wear it.  Sometimes this happens with waterproof versions.  But sometimes I’m surprised.  Pixi was a good surprise and so is the Elizabeth Mott It’s So Big Volumizing Mascara.

My review:

This has amazing staying power.  But it comes off easily…no tugging or pulling.

I LOVE that this is a cruelty free product.

And I love that it makes my lashes look like this:

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I haven’t purchased anything from my Ipsy samples yet, and this is going to be my first.  I like it this much.  I will even pay $20.00 for it, I DON’T CARE.

I don’t have to worry that my mascara is smudged during my work hours, I am confident I don’ t look like a hot mess.   My l ashes aren’t sticky or spikey, or weird. AND I didn’t have to kill a bunny to look cute.

Also, it is super build-able!

It does sort of evaporate after 12 hours, sort of like MAC’s used to.  However, I was able to reapply without issues.

Have you tried this mascara yet?  What is your absolute max $ you are willing to spend for mascara?

~Anna

Sidenote- I lined my eyes with the Cailyn Gel Liner I reviewed here https://fairygodmotherbeautyblog.com/2013/07/02/review-june-ipsy-box/#more-1248