Thursday, February 27, 2014

Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick in Coral Gleam

I am a sucker for corals! I haven't tried any of the Colorsensational Lipsticks until today. I ended up purchasing 15 shades, and I trying them and letting you guys know a bit more about them.

Olive skin tones do well with corals and peaches, so I purchased a few shades for myself (Yay!) and I thoroughly enjoy the product overall.

  Coral Gleam is a nice shimmery nude peach shade with small flecks of silver glitter. The glitter is very fine and evenly dispersed. It goes on somewhat sheer, but with 3 swipes the coverage is nearly full. I like that because I honestly was looking for a coral-ish shade that could pass as an almost nude lippie for when I wanted to be subtle but still have a teensy splash of color on my face. The consistency is a nice creamy one and this lipstick has a scent that reminds me of something--but I cannot remember what it is. When it comes to longevity, this isn't the greatest. It lasts maybe a few hours tops without other products to keep it in place. I enjoy the color quite a bit so I honestly do not mind reapplying it while visiting the powder room. Right now the color is almost completely gone, but there are still tiny traces of shimmer on my lips. Instead of reapplying it, I could just layer on a thin layer of clear gloss or chapstick and due to the shimmer left behind, it would work quite nicely as it is.

On to the pics:




 Top swatch is 2 layers. Bottom swatch is 3.



What do you think of this shade? Have you tried it?

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Maidenform's Bra Sale! ($8.50 EACH!)

This is going on Today through 2/24! Visit Maidenform.com where they are hosting a $10.00 Bra sale--there have 16 styles of bras for only $10.00 EACH! (These run up to $38.00 normally, so this is a GREAT deal!) 


You can even use the promo code RETAILMENOT15 at checkout to get an EXTRA 15% OFF, making these bras only $8.50 EACH! Shipping is $7.00 or  FREE on orders of $75 or more!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

30% OFF Aeropostale Clearance! Jeans, Shirts Under $10.00!

Alright guys, here's another sales post for those of us who are in need of some comfortable new wardrobe pieces!

Right now Aeropostale is having a 30% off ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS! Just use promo code EXTRA30 at checkout!

To give you an idea, here's some deals I found:








It's def worth checking out. If there's only an item or two you're interested in, you can score free shipping with the promo code FREESHIP at checkout.

let me know what deals you get!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Elf High Definition Powder (New Shades!)

So, I had been wanting to update an old post of mine and add the 2 newer shades, but I just kept forgetting to do so. (Sorry about that guys, I have the attention span of a gnat)

 Top Left: Translucent, Top Right: Shimmer, Bottom: Corrective Yellow
 Translucent
 Shimmer
 Corrective Yellow
 Left To Right With Flash: Translucent, Shimmer, Corrective Yellow
(The swatch in this picture is caked on for pigmentation/shimmer purposes for the Camera Flash)
 Left To Right: Translucent, Shimmer, Corrective Yellow
(Applied normally with flash)



Let me start off with my dislikes first:

The ONLY problem I have with this product (and I'm referring to the Translucent shade) is the fact that it DOES NOT DO WELL WITH HIGH FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY. As a Makeup Artist, it kills me that it fails the "High Flash" test. It's so hard to find a great setting powder that works well for professional photography, and I wish SO HARD that this would work because it's a VERY nice setting powder and it helps achieve an "airbrushed" and "youthful" look without the editing! The flash just bounces off and reflects making the skin of the wearer white as a sheet. However, I found that the corrective Yellow works far more in the ways of professional photography than the translucent, so I'm pretty happy about that. If you have medium to dark skin, I would suggest using the Corrective Yellow shade as it gives more of a natural and warm look rather than the Translucent.

And also, this didn't really bother me because I do not use "puff" applicators, but according to a few peeps that I know, the puff sucks. I only use brushes, so like it's not really a downside for me.  Honestly, a brush is the best way to go with this product...you want an even distribution of the powder to get a nice "photoshopped" finish.


Let's break it down by Shade:

TRANSLUCENT:

This is perfect as a setting powder to help create a smooth and more finished look. I would suggest this for paler skin tones, and also to avoid High Flash Environments, unless you wanna look like a dead person. If that's what you're going for, then it's obviously not a problem, lol!

CORRECTIVE YELLOW:

This is my fave of the 3 shades. It helps to conceal skin discolorations, scars, etc. but it's not a miracle...it just helps a tad. You are still going to need regular concealer and foundation, but the very light pigmentation of this product will help to even out skin "irregularities." Like I mentioned before, this shade is perfect for everyone who isn't pale.

SHIMMER:

Oh man! This is such a fun product! First and foremost, the glitter/shimmer is evenly dispersed throughout the product, and it applies evenly as well. the sparkle particles are so tiny and fine. It makes for a beautiful eyeshadow by itself, shimmer atop your fave cheek color, wondrous highlighter for the decolette area, collar bones, legs, face, arms, and anywhere else you have the desire to put it. Seriously, try it on your brow bone AND collar bone!

Now over a year ago I decided to test out the Elf one in Translucent on one side of my face as well as the Makeup Forever version on the other half. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the Makeup Forever wore off so much quicker! That's when I started researching Elf Cosmetics and vowed to try their other items, lol. I just couldn't believe that a $6.00 product trumped a more expensive one. I felt the need to start a blog to share with everyone else in the world. For lots of guys, the internet is for porn. For lots of ladies, the internet is a super highway of information that we want to suck in like a sponge...and do fabulous things such as:

  • Fix a toilet when we live by ourselves
  • Have online shopping sprees
  • Research cosmetics, their uses etc.
  • Meet guys
  • Social Networking (Meet guys?)


I kid, I kid. But seriously, we enjoy lots of shit that's informational. And stuff...


Would I repurchase these items again? Yes. Well, maybe not the Translucent one. If you want something similar that's better with a camera flash, you should try Elf's Mineral Booster. It does the trick.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Some Steals on LikeTwice!

LikeTwice is an online thrift store that only sells name brand clothing. They get new stuff in daily, so I usually carouse the site to see what deals they have in my size. I noticed quite a few awesome deals and even though these things aren't in my size I still wanted to share these deals for those of you who could totally rock these looks!

Also, when you sign up with my link HERE you will get a $10.00 credit! That means that you can get one of these items UNDER $10.00 SHIPPED!

Also, I found a 10% off coupon in my inbox! Use TTHOB2ORIDKA at checkout!

I have personally ordered from the site, and I'm in love with it! They shipped so fast, and I was able to get myself an awesome black DKNY Blazer for only $10.00! (I like wearing blazers with jeans and hats, lol) It fits great, but the arm length is a tad bit too long so as soon as I hem it, I'll try it on and show you guys! I am only 5"2 and I have short arms, ha ha ha!

Let me show you what deals I spotted tonight:











 I so wish the 2 ruffled dresses were in my size! Ugh, they are too cute! I check the site at least once a week to see if I can score some cute dresses and work pants. I honestly hate paying full price for work pants because I have to hem them myself (I guess designers think short people are a fairy tale?) and it usually takes me a while to actually make the time to do so. It's a great site though...they seriously had my blazer to me in 4 days! I recommend this site to everyone that I know, and I hope that you guys find something sweet and sassy for your wardrobes!


More Additions to the Blog! (Hair, Nails and Skin!!!)

Hey guys! I have an awesome announcement! You guys have asked and I've been listening!

I will be making some changes to my blog to include Nails, Hair AND Skin!

I am making a tutorial right now on how to do your own Gel Nails from home! (You've asked for it for about a year now, so keep checking back often!)

I will also be posting a page all about Lactic Acid Peels and how I do my own at home for super freaking CHEAP!

Also, I will be sharing my secrets with Hair Extensions, reviewing them as well as hair accessories and styling products.

Some of you have also asked for me to show/review my super cheap jewelry...It's in the works!

Thank you guys for being so awesome and stopping by my page!

If there's anything specific you'd like to see or if you have any suggestions at all, please let me know!



Love,
     Nikki.

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