Wednesday, February 27, 2013

We Have 50 Followers!!! + Giveaway

We have 50 followers!!! This means that our Beauty Giveaway will expire soon! Make sure you enter. The contest is open internationally :) Also tell your friends about our blog so that you guys get more cool contests!!!

Haylee :)

P.S. Feel free to comment below with what you would like to see in our next giveaway which will begin when we have 100 followers.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Maybelline Caffeine Rush Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches and Review

Hello everyone! Today I'm doing a review of Maybelline's EyeStudio Color Explosion Eyeshadow in Caffeine Rush. Here's a picture of the packaging:

Here are swatches:

Clockwise (ish): white, peach, gold, the brown in the "V", and the brown/grey in the triangle

All the colors are creamy and go on easily except for the gold. The gold is very grainy; its texture almost reminded me of loose glitter. When I used the gold, I had to go over my lid several times to ensure that I had even coverage. For the other colors, you can get away with using your fingers to apply them, but for the gold, I'd strongly recommend using a brush.

I've worn the gold and the browns. They blended pretty well. I needed a primer to keep the eyeshadows from transferring or moving around. (I used the Mary Kay white jumbo pencil as a base.) After removal, I did have lots of tiny specks of glitter around my eyes, especially from the gold.

Overall, I'd recommend this palette; it's very good, especially for a drugstore brand. The colors look great on brown skin. Are there any other drugstore eyeshadows that you've found that are really good? Let me know below!

Have a great week everyone!



Friday, February 8, 2013

Valentine's Day XOXO Nails!

So I wanted to try to do Valentine's Day nails that weren't pink. This is what I did:

I used Sally Hansen White On, a black Ultra-Fine Point Sharpie, and China Glaze Ruby Pumps. These nails took a while to do, but I think it was worth it. :) I have a tutorial with tips below if you want to try this look. I would definitely recommend getting a friend to help you with your right hand! I'm right-handed, so it was hard to do my right hand. But even if the x's and o's on your right hand aren't as neat, the hearts will cover a lot of flaws.

1. After doing a base coat, I did a coat of Sally Hansen White On. It doesn't matter if the coat is streaky because you'll be covering it up.
2. Then, I used the sharpie to write x's and o's on my hand. Make sure the white coat has dried completely or you could have problems with this. It looks best if you try going as close to the edges of your nails as possible, even if that means only drawing half o's or part x's. 
3. Pour out a few drops of China Glaze Ruby Pumps on a piece of paper. I used a toothpick to draw the hearts on my nails.
4. Cover with top coat. Try not to put giant globs of top coat over your nails; that may make the sharpie bleed.

Have a Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!! Even if you're not a fan of the holiday, at least you can go stock up on chocolate on February 15 when it goes on sale :)