Tag Archives: spring

Easter Make-Up Ideas! Pretty up!

18 Apr

Spring is finally here!   For those of you lovelies who celebrate Easter, here are some fun make up ideas to inspire you!!


Sorry, no tutorial available for this one.


For details, click here


No tutorial or details available for this look either.  I love this peach/pink color.

There are a lot more nail art ideas for Easter than make up.  I guess not everyone likes pastels on their face 🙂

Happy Hoppy Hippity Hoppy Easter to some of you!

Otherwise, Happy Weekend 🙂


Review – Harvey Prince Cherie Blossom fragrance

8 Apr

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Such cute packaging!

And I loved this scent.  It is so perfect for spring and summer.  It smells like cherries and sweet and lovely.  LOVE.

Downside – this did NOT last on me AT ALL.  I couldn’t smell it within an hour.  Such a bummer.

I am hoping to find something similar with better staying power.

Here is what Harvey Prince says about the fragrance:

Reawaken the young, romantic you.

The blooming of the Cherry Blossom in Japan signifies the beginning of spring: new beginnings, a new season, and a new day. It’s time to find your own new beginning with Cherie Blossom.

A handsome French man whispers “ma chérie” to his beloved. Her lips are a delicate red, and she smells of sweet cherries. She knows the power of her beauty. She is flawless. She is ageless. Notes of pink grapefruit dance down her neck–the scent of eternal youth. She is his dream.

Cherie Blossom is the epitome of both rebirth in Japan and the power of a classic French seductress. Sweet, soft hints of Somet Sakura mingle with pink grapefruit and vanilla. A cool musk adds a touch of sophistication. Together, these fragrant notes play a song no man can resist. The woman who dares to wear Cherie Blossom feels timeless, and in truth, we look the way we feel.

Notes: Somei Sakura (Cherry Blossom), Pink Grapefruit, Cool Musk, Vanilla 
Style:  Delicate. Young. Passionate.

LUSH Golden Egg hunt!!! Go get you some!

7 Apr

This is what the Lush email says:

Golden Egg hunt!

We’re sending you on a Golden Egg hunt! Follow the digital clues for a chance to win a LUSHious Easter basket.

1. From April 7th – 11th, 2014 visit our LUSH Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts to gather a daily clue

2. Use your clue to find the hidden Golden Egg on our website

3. Click the Golden Egg to receive the secret words

4. Collect the words of the day for all 5 days to create the winning phrase

5. Enter your submission on our website between Friday April 11, 2014 and Sunday April 13, 2014 for your chance to win 1 of 10 prizes!

*Winning submissions will be announced April 14th, 2014 on our LUSH North America Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts

Review – City Color Be Matte Blush

2 Apr

City Color Be Matte Blush in Dragonfruit was in my Opsy Glam bag in February.

Ok, at first I thought this color was CRAZY!!! I mean look at how freaking PINK it is.

I took flash and non flash pictures for this review since the color is soooo intense.  On the Left is FLASH.  On the Right is NO FLASH.  Dig?

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As you can see, it’s very bright pink.

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But, LOOK how deceiving it is under different lighting!  This is the same exact shot and the same exact amount of product swatched on my hand.  And look how much more intense it looks with the flash.  Without, you can almost barely see it, no?

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Same here….oh man…here is my face on the interwebs!

Either way, I think the color is pretty and flattering and you shoulnd’t be afraid to try it.

Did you try it?  Did you like it or hate it?




Ipsy Glam Bag – March

1 Apr

I can’t believe I forgot to blog about this!

March Ipsy Glam Bag was fun!  Here is what I got:


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This cosmetic bag was super cute this month.  Kassi got it as part of her B-Day gift.  Happy Birthday Kassi!!!!


Pixi Flawless Primer – I’m surpised I like this as much as I do.  It also goes incredibly well with my L’Oreal BB Cream.  I know, seems redundant, but for some reason I really like this combo.


I wasn’t super excited to get another NYX palette.  I have received a number of neutral palettes in the past few months, and I would have liked something with more fun colors.   The quality is great, as all NYX products. 

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Sorry, I couldn’t get this to focus right on my Chella eye liner.  HOW MUCH DO I LOVE THAT THIS IS BLUE.  Seriously!  The only thing that could have made this better was if it were purple.  Also this retails for $24.00 and this was a full size product.


bareMineralsMarvelous Moxie™ Lipstick in Get Ready sample.  I really like this lipstick.  It feels sooooo nice on your lips and it’s a really neutral day time color.

What did you get in your Ipsy bag!!!


New Release – OPI Brazil Collection

6 Feb

Tired of winter?  Yeah, us too.

OPI wants to cheer you up with their Brazil collection releasing now.  These colors remind of Carnival and Mardi Gras! So festive.

OPI Brazil Collection 

OPI Brazil

Check out more here.  They also come in a set of minis.  ❤

Don’t these get you in the mood for Spring???


6 Different Ponytails

16 Jan


Dupe – Urban Decay vs NYX Setting Spray

9 Jan

Makeup Setting Spray is a must have for anyone who wears makeup!  Seriously.  Rubbing your face off is dumb, stop doing it.  We are here to help you do it for cheap!


We made a post a while back comparing Urban Decay’s setting spray vs E.L.F.  You can read it HERE.   


Let me summarize it for you – the E.L.F one works about the same and is $3. The problem with the E.L.F. is it smells like feet for the first minute of having it on your face.  Kinda gross, right?  That is what drove me to trying the NYX spray.


The NYX Setting spray comes in two varieties – Matte and Dewy.  I opted for the Matte as that is finish I most prefer, although I have heard that the dewy one is actually better for dry, Winter skin.  




It retails for $7.99, so it’s a bit more expensive than the E.L.F.

The Urban Decay setting spray is $29 – that is a savings of over $20.  SCORE!

The NYX doesn’t smell funky to me, didn’t break me out, makes my face powder look lovely and holds my makeup in place.  Really, it works the same as the Urban Decay – maybe it has a tiny bit less staying power but it’s not worth pay $20 extra IMO. 

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.


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.


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



DIY Colorful bobby pins!

17 Jun

DIY Colorful bobby pins!

This is such a cute (and cheap) idea. Paint your bobby pins using nail polish you already have.