Mary Kay Cream Blush in Cranberry – Swatch and Review

Hi everyone!

Happy Wednesday! One week from today, I will be moving into my college dorm room! I can’t believe that summer is almost over and I’ll be heading back to school. Today I have a review of Mary Kay Cream Blush in Cranberry to share with you!

MK Cream Blush

Mary Kay® Cream Blush glides on like a cream and then transforms to a natural, powdery finish.

Layer for sheer, buildable color.
Contains skin-protecting antioxidants.
Clinically tested for skin irritancy and allergy.

MK Cream Blush swatch

Cranberry is a matte berry color.

The blush is really easy to apply and allows for about a minute of blending time before it sets to a slightly powder-like consistency. I personally prefer to apply cream blushes with a stippling brush, but it works equally well with the fingers.

The wear time was excellent with my oily skin: I experienced no fading throughout the course of the day.

The color is slightly dark for summer time, but it can definitely be sheered out or built out for more or less color depending on your preference.

Overall, I’d recommend this to anyone who likes cream blushes, as it performs wonderfully and is on the cheaper end of the price spectrum!

Press sample.

Sally Hansen | Mojito

Hi everyone!

Happy Tuesday! Today I have Sally Hansen’s Mojito to share with you!

Sally Hansen Mojito swatch 1d
 

Mojito is a jade green creme. I applied two coats with topcoat.

Sally Hansen Mojito swatch 2d

 

The formula was creamy and easy to apply, but I had some issues with a bit of unevenness. It dried slightly darker on the nail than how it appears in the bottle.

Sally Hansen Mojito swatch 3d

 

What do you think?

Purchased.

Mary Kay Cream Eye Color in Meadow Grass – Review and Swatches

Hi everyone!

What are you up to on this fine Monday? Today I have another Mary Kay review for you, featuring a Cream Eye Color in the shade Meadow Grass!

MK Cream Eyeshadow
 

Meadow Grass is a shimmery green with yellow undertones.

MK Cream Eyeshadow swatch d

 

The shadow is quite creamy and easy to apply and blend on the lid. After about a minute, the product sets and is fairly difficult to remove by simply rubbing.

The wear time (with an eyeshadow base) was amazing for a cream shadow. I wore this for around 12 hours and experienced no fading or creasing at all.

This is a great product to use as a base to enhance the colors of other powder eyeshadows or for a simple wash of soft color on the lid.

Overall, I’d recommend this to anyone who has struggled to find a cream eyeshadow that lasts without fading or creasing!

What do you think?

Press sample.

Eyelet

Hi everyone!

Happy Saturday! What are you plans for today? Tonight I’m going to a friend’s house for a going-away party! She is leaving for college in a few days, so this will be our last time together until Christmas break! Today I have some bright eyelet nails to share with you.

Eyelet 1

This look was created following a tutorial from Nicole by OPI.

Eyelet 2

I started with a base of Sally Hansen Peachy Breeze. Then I used a striping brush and L’Oreal I Will to do the pattern.

This look was actually really easy to do and I received a ton of compliments on it!

Eyelet 3

What do you think?

Purchased.

 

Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Lime and Emerald – Review and Swatches

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Today I have two Mary Kay Mineral Eye Colors to share with you. Both shades are gorgeous shimmery greens perfect for summer!

MK Mineral Eyeshadowsd

Emerald, Lime

 

This long-lasting, fade-resistant, mineral-based formula delivers weightless, high-impact color in one swipe with a natural, luminous finish that looks gorgeous on any skin tone.

Glides on easily and applies smoothly and evenly
Contains vitamins A, C and E to help protect against wrinkle-causing free radicals.
Oil-absorbing properties. Crease-resistant.
Steel pan fits perfectly into the Mary Kay® Compact.
Colors were selected by a professional makeup artist for wearable, everyday looks.

MK Emerald & Lime swatchesd

Emerald, Lime

 

Both shades have a shimmer finish.

Emerald is a medium shimmery green with a slight blue duochrome. The pigmentation was pretty bad with this color. I had to add about three or four swipes on my hand in order to get the swatch to show up.

Lime is a shimmery yellow-green. The pigmentation was fantastic with this one; I needed just one swipe for my swatch.

Both shadows wore wonderfully over eyeshadow primer and a cream shadow base (which I will be reviewing soon!). They were easy to blend and layer, and I experienced no fall out whilst applying.

MK Eyeshadow Lookd

 

For my eye look, I applied Mary Kay Cream Eye Color in Meadow Grass all over the lid. Then I layered Lime on top of the cream, finishing by applying Emerald in the crease.

Overall I would recommend picking up Lime if you’re into shimmery green shadows. It’s a must have for summer! However, I’d skip Emerald because the pigmentation is quite lacking.

What do you think?

Press sample.

Mary Kay Lash Love Lengthening Mascara in I <3 Black – Review & Swatches

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I have a very exciting post to share with you today! Recently I was contacted by Mary Kay to review some of their products and they were kind enough to send me a ton of them. I’ll be reviewing a lot of makeup in the coming days! The first review I have for you is of their Lash Love Lengthening Mascara in the shade I <3 Black.

MK Eye Productsd

 

Long … strong … seriously separated lashes. What’s not to love? Mary Kay® Lash Love® Lengthening™ Mascara helps the look of lashes reach their maximum length for an exaggerated, instantly intensified effect while lifting, curling and perfectly separating lashes. This eye-opening mascara also conditions and strengthens lashes in a nonclumping, flake-free formula that wears all day. Lashes feel soft and healthy without that spidery, stiff look.

Creates bold, instantly intensified length of lashes.
Lifts, curls and perfectly separates lashes.
Conditions and strengthens lashes.
Nonclumping, flake-free formula wears all day for over 10 hours.

MK Mascarad

 

The brush is made of rubber and has a curve to help you wedge it into the lashline.

I am absolutely in love with this mascara! I am fortunate to have fairly long, thick lashes already, but boy does this make them look miles long!

I curled my lashes and applied two coats, and experienced no clumping or bunching. My lashes looked very long and defined, without looking spidery.

The color tinted my lashes a bit, but my lashes are naturally very black, so I didn’t expect to see a change in color.

The formula itself is on the drier side, but not so dry that it flaked or made my lashes feel dry.

The wear time was excellent – I experienced no smudging, flaking, or smearing.

MK Mascara Swatch 2d

 

MK Mascara Swatch 1d

 

Overall, I would recommend this mascara to everyone! It defines, thickens, and lengthens lashes without any clumping or flaking!

What do you think?

Press sample.

Green Fishtail

Hi everyone!

We’re halfway through the week! How’s your Wednesday going? Mine has been kind of lazy but a lazy day every once in a while can be great! Today I have a green fishtail look to share with you.

Green Fishtail 1d

I’ve done fishtail looks before – using some blue Essie polishes, in the 31 Day Challenge, and even for the 4th of July last year! The look was originally created by Chalkboard Nails, and you can find her tutorial here.

Green Fishtail 2d

I used all Essie polishes for this look. I started with First Timer as my base. The first tail was Mojito Madness and the second tail was Ruffles and Feathers. Super simple!

Green Fishtail 3d

What do you think?

Purchased.

Sally Hansen | Peachy Breeze

Hi everyone!

Happy Tuesday! Today I have Sally Hansen’s Peachy Breeze to share with you.

Sally Hansen Peachy Breeze swatch 1d

 

Peachy Breeze is a coral creme. I applied two coats without topcoat.

Sally Hansen Peachy Breeze swatch 2d

 

The formula was really pigmented and yielded opaque coverage. It dried pretty fast and pretty glossy, too! This is the perfect summer polish! I’m wearing it on my toes right now and it’s making me look a lot more tan than I actually am!

Sally Hansen Peachy Breeze swatch 3d

 

What do you think?

Purchased.

New ZOYA Fall 2014 Entice & Ignite Collection

Zoya Fall 1

Inspired by the classic wools, textured brocades, and metallic accents of the season, Zoya’s new ENTICE & IGNITE collections create a palette of lush, deep color including wines, browns, navy blues, and greys.

Zoya ENTICE delivers six new, glossy, intensely pigmented, full-coverage cream colors.

ZP748 ­ Nyssa: Milk Chocolate Brown
ZP749 ­ Claire: Rich Burgundy
ZP750 ­ Veronica: Brilliant Wine
ZP751 ­ Margo: Red Plum
ZP752 ­ Ryan: Classic Indigo
ZP753 ­ Genevieve: Leather Grey

Zoya IGNITE offers a six shimmering red, gold, copper and purple liquid metal metallics.

ZP754 ­ Autumn: Varnished Copper
ZP755 ­ India: Deep Red Gold
ZP756 ­ Teigen: Violet Plum with Copper
ZP757 ­ Sansa: Deepest Eggplant with Gold
ZP758 ­ Remy: Indigo with Copper & Gold
ZP759­ Yuna: Grey with Copper & Gold

COLLECTION PRE-ORDER STARTS August 12, 2014

ZOYA IS THE HEALTHY COLOR OF FASHION!

$9 (US) Available on Zoya.com and at finer salons and spas.
*BIG5FREE: Formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, or camphor.

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Zoya Fall 3

Love and Beauty | Light Blue/Black Glitter

Hi everyone!

What are your plans for this lazy Sunday? Tonight I’m working and then I’m going to catch up on Blue Mountain State on Netflix! Today I have a glitter from Love and Beauty, Forever 21’s makeup line.

Love & Beauty Light BlueBlack glitter swatch 1

Light Blue/Black Glitter is just that – a very light blue creme base with small matte black glitter. I applied two coats without topcoat.

Love & Beauty Light BlueBlack glitter swatch 2

The formula was really easy to apply. The polish is packed to the brim with glitter, but I didn’t experience any build up in any spots on the nail or any pulling. It dried fairly satiny looking, and I suspect that more than one coat of topcoat would be needed to smooth out the polish.

Love & Beauty Light BlueBlack glitter swatch 3

What do you think?

Purchased.