Nicole by OPI | Blueberry Sweet on You

Hi everyone!

Today I have Nicole by OPI’s Blueberry Sweet on You to share with you!

NOPI Blueberry Sweet on You swatch 1
 

Blueberry Sweet on You is a light blue that dries to a matte, textured finish. I applied two coats with topcoat.

NOPI Blueberry Sweet on You swatch 2
 

The formula was on the sheerer side. I had some trouble building coverage because the polish pulled and left quite a few bald spots. The dry time was also ridiculously long.

I am pretty patient when it comes to finicky polsihes, but this one drove me crazy. I don’t think the final result is worth the added effort.

NOPI Blueberry Sweet on You swatch 3
 

What do you think?

Purchased.

Fall Smoke

Hi everyone!

Greetings from college! In about a half hour, I will be heading over to the University’s Convocation, but I had a little free time, so I decided to show you a makeup look I did recently!

Fall Smoke 2
 

Though it is technically still summer, I’ve been really getting into the fall mood. I’ve started wearing my darker nail polishes, I burned a pumpkin scented candle, and I’m desperately hoping to wear boots very soon. I recently picked up Wet n Wild’s The Comfort Zone palette, and I fell in love with the texture and pigmentation of the shadows.

Fall Smoke 1
 

Face
Lancome La Base Pro
Supergoop! CC Cream – Light/Medium
Bare Minerals Powder Foundation – Fairly Medium (concealer)
e.l.f. Translucent Mattifying Powder
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
Bare Minerals Warmth (contour)
theBalm Mary Lou-manizer
Physician’s Formula Happy Booster Blush – Rose

Eyes

Milani Shadow Eyez Almond Cream (base)
Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette
Blue-Brown Definer on lid
Brown Crease in crease
Maroon-brown Definer on outer V
Yellow Browbone as highlight
Urban Decay Naked Palette
Darkhorse as liner
Maybelline Line Stiletto – Blackest Black
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips
Urban Decay Pocket Rocket – Doug

Fall Smoke 3
 

What do you think?

Purchased.

Dragon Fruit

Hi everyone!

Currently I am en route to Wisconsin, and will be moving into my dorm later today! I’ve seen a lot of dragon fruit nail art lately, so I wanted to do it myself!

Dragon Fruit 1
 

I started with a base of Love & Beauty Light Blue/Black Glitter and used a striping brush to outline the nail with butter LONDON Primrose Hill Picnic.

Dragon Fruit 2
 

I wasn’t thrilled with how these turned out – my lines are too thick for my liking. This is my second time attempting a bordered look, and I can definitely tell that I need more practice. Oh well, can’t love every look you do!

Dragon Fruit 3
 

What do you think?

Purchased.

Get The 2014 Emmys Trends With Mary Kay!

The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards had a number of memorable beauty looks! “Modern Family” actress Sarah Hyland sported thick bold brows complemented with creamy berry stained lips while “Mad Men” star January Jones rocked ruby lips and silver smoky eyes. The brilliant 14-year-old “Mad Men” star Kiernan Shipka exhibited a youthful, natural glow. Recreate these stunning looks at home with the below Mary Kay tips!

Brilliantly Bold Look:

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Start by defining brows with Mary Kay Brow Definer Pencil in Brunette and shape brows with Mary Kay Brow Gel to keep brows in place.

Line lips with Mary Kay Lip Liner in Neutral and apply Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in Whipped Berries to lips straight from the tube.

Create glamourous lashes with Mary Kay Lash Love Lengthening Mascara in Black applying several coats.

Complete the look with a berry kissed cheek (try Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in Bold Berry)

Radiantly Red Look:

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Glaze lips with Limited-Edition Midnight Jewels Mary Kay Semi-Matte Lipstick in Ruby Night.

Cover lids with Mary Kay Cream Eye Color in Glacier Gray then dab Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Sterling to the inner thirds of lids.

Lightly brush Mary Kay Gel Eyeliner with included brush on the upper lash line to create a smooth line.

Apply two coats of Mary Kay Lash Love Mascara to complete the look.

Naturally Youthful Look:

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Spread Mary Kay At Play Jelly Lip Gloss in Poppy Love across lips.

For natural eyes, use Mary Kay At Play Baked Eye Trio in Earth Bound using the chocolate shade on the lids and the metallic taupe color on the brow bone area.

Apply Mary Kay Eyeliner in Deep Brown to lower lash lines.

Brush on Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in Shy Blush to the apples of cheeks for a natural glow.

CoverGirl | Pina Colada

Hi everyone!

Today is my last day at home! I can’t believe that tomorrow is move-in day! Today I’d like to show you Pina Colada from CoverGirl!

Covergirl Pina Colada swatch 1
 

Pina Colada is a pastel yellow creme. I applied two coats with topcoat.

Covergirl Pina Colada swatch 2
 

The formula was easy to apply, especially for a yellow. I found that slightly thicker-than-normal coats yielded streak-free coverage in two coats. I did get a little bit of bubbling, but I’m not sure if it was due to the thick coats or just no waiting long enough between the first and second coats.

Covergirl Pina Colada swatch 3
 

What do you think?

Purchased.

Trend Alert: Get The VMA Look With Mary Kay!

Last night’s MTV VMAs had stars gracing the red carpet with different color trends, including matching their lips to their outfits. Two trendsetters at the awards showcased their look – Gwen Stefani rocked her own LAMB Couture line with bold eyes and pretty pink lips and Demi Lovato wore a lively red Lavin dress with identical red lips and a natural glow. Recreate these gorgeous looks at home with these Mary Kay tips and tricks!

Pretty in Pink

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· Coat lips with Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick in Pink Cherie.

· For Shine, add Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in Pink Parfait to the center of lips.

· Apply a thin line of Mary Kay Gel Eyeliner in Black on the upper lash line and Mary Kay Eyeliner in Black to the waterline.

· Put on two coats of Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara in Black to the upper and lower lashes.

· Brush on Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in Sparkling Cider to the apples of cheeks.

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Red Hot

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· Line lips with Mary Kay Lip Liner in Clear and apply Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick in Firecracker straight from the tube.

· Sweep Mary Kay Bronzing Powder in Light to Medium along the hairline and cheeks for a perfect glow.

· Apply Mary Kay Eyeliner in Black and lengthen lashes with Mary Kay Lash Love Lengthening Mascara in Black.

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Essie | Ruffles and Feathers

Hi everyone!

Happy Monday to you! Thank you all so much for you support regarding the upcoming changes on the blog :) Today I have Ruffles and Feathers from Essie to share with you!

Essie Ruffles and Feathers swatch 1
 

Ruffles and Feathers is a green creme with teal undertones. I applied one coat with topcoat.

Essie Ruffles and Feathers swatch 2
 

The formula was really easy to work with, and I got complete, even coverage in one coat! My only complaint is that this stained my fingers pretty badly upon removal.

Essie Ruffles and Feathers swatch 3
 

What do you think?

Purchased.

Changes

Hi everyone!

This coming Wednesday, I will leaving for college. Of course, I am incredibly excited and cannot wait to get on campus, but I realize that this will definitely affect my blogging. I cannot bring my equipment for taking pictures with me because I simply don’t have the room, so I will have to take pictures on my phone. I won’t be able to do my nails quite as often, and I doubt that I will have as much time to blog.

 

Right now, my goal is post 2 or 3 times per week. I will continue to show nail polish swatches, nail art, makeup looks, and product reviews. Luckily, I have several pictures that I had taken earlier in the summer that I can use to post while I am getting settled into dorm life.

I sincerely thank you all for reading and commenting on and liking my posts, and I hope that you will bear with the necessary changes that will be taking place over the next few months.

 

Love, Christina

Zoya | Coraline

Hi everyone!

Today I have Zoya Coraline to share with you!

Zoya Coraline swatch 1
 

Coraline is a pumpkin orange jelly. I applied three coats with topcoat.

Zoya Coraline swatch 2
 

The polish was on the thicker side and fairly sheer. In the bottle, it appears to be a summery orange, but it definitely reads more pumpkin once on the nail. I think this is a great transition shade between summer and fall!

Zoya Coraline swatch 3
 

What do you think?

Purchased.

Summer Orange

Hi everyone!

Today I have a makeup look to share with you! I’ve always loved wearing and experimenting with makeup, but in the past month or so I’ve really fallen back in love with it! I’ll still be swatching polishes and featuring nail art on the blog, but I’m going to do more Face of the Day looks and makeup product reviews!

Summer Orange 1
 

I picked up a Wet n Wild Fergie palette at Walgreens last October, and I’ve been playing around with it a lot this summer. Orange and bronze tones are my favorite shades on hot days!

Summer Orange 2
 

Face
Lancome La Base Pro
Supergoop! CC Cream – Light/Medium
Bare Minerals Powder Foundation – Fairly Medium (concealer)
e.l.f. Translucent Mattifying Powder
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
Bare Minerals Warmth (contour)
theBalm Mary Lou-manizer
Ulta Cheek – Fame

Eyes
Urban Decay Greed Eyeshadow primer
Wet n Wild Fergie Desert Festival Palette
Shimmery orange on lid
Matte orange in crease
Matte brown on outer V
Sparkly brown as liner
Shimmery nude as highlighter
Maybelline Line Stiletto – Blackest Black
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips
B&BW Cherry Vanilla lipgloss

Summer Orange 3
 

What do you think? Do you have this palette? Are you as obsessed with it as I am?

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