Monday, August 31, 2015

*REVIEW* Fresh N' Geeky Perfume Oils! (AMAZING!)

This is going to be my first perfume review. That means I'm nervous and excited about it! I'm just going to jump into this review because I really enjoyed these scents!


Fresh N' Geeky is a shop on esty.com. The owner was kind enough to send me a few scents to review as well as a duplicate perfume for my giveaway that's happening right now on my sidebar------>

So let's check out her shop! (The banner link will take you straight there if you'd like to see her whole selection!)



Her scents are fandom inspired--from everything from anime, Doctor Who, to video games. A girl after my own heart! I myself play some vidya games and watch some anime so I was thrilled to give these a go!

Here's a quick screenshot of some of her selection:


This is only a sample of the variety that she has available in her store. The price is amazing for ANY perfume--at only $5.50 a pop for .33 oz, (9.7 ml) is a heck of a deal in the Indie Perfume world. I have personally seen less product going for $20.00 or more, so you do get a ton of product for your buck!

Let's see the pretties up for review:

Wise Wolf:

This scent is inspired by Holo/Horo from the anime Spice & Wolf (which I love. Holo is adorable) this scent is reminiscent of an apple pie. It smells delicious. This one is light and sweet. It has a hint of cinnamon, brown sugar and a subtle amount of butter. Gourmand and fabulous! This scent is one of two perfumes I keep in my purse--perfect for Fall! I have worn this one at least 3 days a week for the past few weeks, and my coworkers have asked what it is that I'm wearing...men and women alike, lol. It lasts on my skin for around 5 hours which is nice for a perfume oil. After an hour on my skin, the apple and cinnamon was a bit more dominant.



Archangel:

This scent is inspired by Garrus from Mass Effect. This is the store's number one selling fragrance. This scent is very unisex. It's a nice mixture of wine, blackberry and as in the description, "a spicy wood finish." It has a hint of cleanliness with a drop of cinnamon to it. This is a very unique scent, It's bold, strong and empowering. This one lasted for 6 hours, and it morphed into a really neat clean berry scent on my skin. Yum!



Horizon For Her is inspired by Ashley from Mass Effect. This scent is amazing. Vanilla is my fave flavor, scent etc. and this little gem smells like a land of  cupcakes. I wear this alone, and I even layer it with Wise Wolf and it's just a scent of all things that are good in the world. This is a creamy delectable vanilla scent. This one lasted the longest on me, it was around 7 hours and I could still catch a whiff of pound cake and cupcakes. This is the other perfume that I keep in my purse. If you are looking for a strong and creamy vanilla, this scent's for you!



This one is an unreleased scent which is not yet available! It's inspired by Doctor Who (9th Doctor--David Tennant which is my FAVE Doctor) and it's banana-based. It goes on smelling like bananas, but a subtle clean, sugary candy scent slowly emerges making it absolutely divine! I'm excited to try a new scent that has yet to be released...so if you like candy and bananas--make sure to stop into her store every so often to see if it's available! This particular fragrance lasted about 4 hours on my skin and it seemed like it kept morphing. After about 30 minutes, the banana had disappeared, leaving a fresh and clean sugar smell in it's wake.


Have you tried Fresh N' Geeky Perfumes yet? What's your favorite?

Friday, August 28, 2015

Easy Fall Makeup Tutorial! (And Work Makeup Look!)




Yay for Fall! 

Products Used:

Too Faced Natural Eyes palette
Elf Mineral Eyeshadow Primer in Sheer
MAC Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul
Elf Mineral Infused Mascara
Elf Mineral Eye Liner in Ash
Urban Decay 24 7 Liner in Twice Baked
Colourpop Lippie pencil in BFF
Elf Baked highlight in Moonlight Pearl
Elf Pressed Powder in Coco
Elf Makeup Mist & Set
Lunatick Labs Apocalipstick in RPG----3 shades are available, and they are ALL awesome! Check out her shop here:http://www.lunaticklabs.com/apocalips...


As always, thank you so much for watching! 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Falling for Fall makewup Tutorial Feat. Urban Decay's Vice 3 Palette!

Falling for Fall Makeup Tutorial Feat. the Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette!




Awwww Yessss!
I'm so in love with Fall.  Like, it's amazing--great weather, beautiful colors and layered fashion! (I LOVE layering!) I'm already gearing up for Fall, and this is my second tutorial for this season this year. I HAVE SO MANY MORE TO FILM...be prepared!

Products Used:

Urban Decay's Vice 3 palette
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Ethereal Light
Colourpop's Lippie Stix and Lippie Pencil in Creature
ELF Hydrating Under Eye Primer
ELF Pressed Powder in Coco
Mally Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Liner in Midnight
ELF Intense Ink Eye Liner
ELF Mineral Eyeshadow Primer in Sheer
ELF Baked Highlighter in Moonlight Pearl
W7 Souffle Mascara

I really hope you guys enjoy this video! What colors are you excited to wear this Fall?


Friday, August 21, 2015

Fall 2015 Gold Smoky Makeup Tutorial Using the Too Faced Return of Sexy Palette!




I am so excited for Fall 2015! It's my fave Season, and I have so many ideas to share with you.

Here is a bold and sexy gold smoky eye with a nude and golden lip.  Enjoy!


Products Used:
Too Faced The Return Of Sexy palette
Elf Makeup Mist & Set
Colourpop Supershock Cheek in Wisp, Poolside and Tasty
MAC Subculture Lip Liner
MAC Myth Lipstick
NYX Wicked Lipstick in Mischievous
Julep Gel Glide Liner in Smoky Taupe Shimmer
Too Faced Perfect Waterproof Liner in Perfect Black
Elf Mineral Infused Mascara
Elf Mineral Eyeshadow Primer in Sheer
Elf Smudge Pot in Coco Cutie


What colors will you be reaching for this Fall?


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

*GIVEAWAY* Perfume, Jewelry and Nail Polish!

This is my End of Summer Giveaway, and I'm pretty excited to host this!

The owner of Fresh N ' Geeky was kind enough to send me a few products to review and an extra perfume for one of you!

The Prizes:

Fresh N' Geeky Archangel- Full Size
Julep Nail Polish in Shelly
Amethyst Ring
Colorful Stone Necklace

The rules?

You gotta live in the USA. Because the prizes are nail polish and perfume, some country's postal customs may not let it through.

You have to be at least 14 years old without parental permission.

Check out the widget on my sidebar-------------------->
to see the many ways you can enter!

Thank you guys for enjoying my blog and good luck!


Monday, August 17, 2015

*REVIEW* Colourpop Lippie Stix in Frida and Rocket!

Colourpop--you are too dang cool for my pocketbook. Why do you gotta be so...great? I'm raving mad with love for this brand so far! I absolutely love these shades and I am ecstatic to share them with you! These are long lasting, super creamy, non-drying, opaque lipsticks that will rock your face off--and here's the BEST part...they are only $5.00! Never tried Colourpop? Then you should check out Colourpop's website! Here's two great reasons why you should:


Frida is a warm mid tone pink with a tad bit of beige, making it a nice nude lipstick for some. It is opaque with a satin finish. This one lasted for 4 hours on me without a touch up, which is pretty darn fabulous for a lipstick that's only $5.00. It just blows my mind.







Same slim and sleek packaging. Simple and to the point.


As you can see, this formula does not lack pigmentation. It's very thorough and is smooth to apply. This is just one layer for this swatch.





Rocket is a light but bright pinky coral that is pretty unique in my opinion. It's opaque and has a satin finish.  It reminds me of a vintage coral lipstick--which I absolutely adore. This one lasted 3 and a half hours before I noticed any fading. 







Considering that these are in slim tubes, you do get quite  bit of product. These are so opaque that you do not need to continuously layer the product like you would with most drugstore lipsticks. It actually means that these are cheaper than most Maybelline, Covergirl, Loreal and Revlon lipsticks. Sweet!


Again, this swatch is just one layer. I can't rave enough about the company's formula--it really gets the job done!




I adore this brand guys. The price point is more than fair for the formula, it's opaque, smooth, creamy and doesn't dry out my already dry/chapped lips. It lasts around the same amount of time as some of my drugstore lipsticks, but I use less product during application. I am and will continue to be a returning customer and I can't wait to see what else this company releases!

If you want to see more Colourpop Lippie Stix reviews, you can check out my post on Button, Feminist and Bichette. All three are gorgeous!

Friday, August 14, 2015

*TUTORIAL* Smoky Gold Daytime Look

Here's a super easy makeup look using the Too Faced Pretty Rebel palette:



This is a pretty look for daytime, but could be worn at night also.

Products Used:

Too Faced Pretty Rebel Palette
Mally Evercolor Waterproof Liner in Midnight
Elf Intense Ink Liner
Elf Mineral Infused Mascara
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Smooth Merge
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
LA Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss in Fantasy
Urban Decay 24-7 in Goldmine



Would any of you wear this out and about? If you have any suggestions or requests, please let me know!


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

New Nail Polish Collection by Glitter Lambs!

I do not own any of these beauties yet, but I squealed with excitement when I saw this collection! This selection looks fabulous and colorful--and I want to try them all, ha ha ha! 


So many to choose from...




These polishes look so FUN. I've had the pleasure of trying her formulas and they dry fast which is a HUGE plus for me, and her glitter combos are very unique compared to some of the other indie brands I've tried. Which ones are you guys interested in seeing? Have any of you tried Glitter Lambs Polish before?


Monday, August 10, 2015

*TUTORIAL* Bold Yellow, Green and Red Smoky Makeup

As you guys know I REALLY love rocking bold looks. There's no shame in my game...If I can make a combination that's pretty out there--it's going on my face. So this look is for those of you who like myself, enjoy being bold or maybe some inspiration for this upcoming Halloween!



If you have an questions, comments or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me. 

Elf Mineral Eyeshadow Primer
Elf Smudge Pot in Pearls of Wisdom
Elf Mineral Infused Mascara
Urban Decay Naked Basics
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Gash
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in Graffiti
Elf Intense Ink Eyeliner
Mally Evercolor Starlight
Colourpop Supershock Cheek in Poolside
Hourglass ALP
Nars Cream Blush in Enchanted
Colourpop Lippie Pencil in Bull Chic
LA Splash Lip Couture in Venom



What do you guys think? Would any of you wear black lipstick?

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

*REVIEW* Yerba Buena Botanicals on Etsy!

I've been looking for more natural and organic skincare essentials for my dry skin. It's really hot, and I mean REALLY hot this Summer. I felt like my poor flaky skin riddled with dry patches, could use a huge hydration boost. While browsing online, I stumbled across Yerba Buena Botanicals on Etsy.  The company is located in San Francisco. I noticed that they had a rating of 4.9 stars and that's a pretty great rating so after reaching out to them, they were kind enough to send me a few items to try on my skin. The two items I'll be writing about are so nice, and if you are looking for skincare that's more natural, these would be great option! When it comes to skincare--never underestimate a simple formula. Sometimes less really is more, and most high-end brands have like 20+ ingredients in their products. I'm doing my best to actually watch what I put on my skin...I mean, my skin is maturing and the sooner you start taking care of it and finding things to help with your skin's needs, the better for prevention, right?

Here are a few products that I've personally enjoyed:



The first item I'm excited to share with you is the Vanilla Coconut Body Scrub:

This retails for $8.00 which is a great price for something handmade in small batches. 

This picture was taken from their online store. All credit goes to the company of course.

I love this scrub--I know it sounds crazy, but I use this on my legs BEFORE shaving my legs. Not only does this stuff smell like all things delicious, but what I get is extremely soft and moisturized legs that are so smooth even I can't stop touching them, lol. This is a big deal for me and I know that it's possibly too much information for you guys, but as soon as I shave my legs, within a few hours they are PRICKLY. It's a curse. I mean, I should probably carry a razor in my purse...I'm just being honest. I ain't happy with that fact. 5 O'clock shadow erry'day all day. I'm a yeti. 

This is what's posted on the site about the scrub:

I also use this on my arms (I have dry elbows in Summer) and my skin just feels amazing. 

Here is the sample that I have:






The next item I truly enjoy is the Superfood Eye Serum:

This serum retails for $15.00 in their online shop which you can visit here.
This was REALLY nice! I applied this directly under my eyes before bed 3 nights in a row and my fine lines felt and looked a bit softer. With aging and maturing skin, hydration is a must. The skin under my eyes looked brighter and more healthy. Just in case you guys haven't seen many pictures of my eye area without makeup, I don't really have bags, but the skin around the inner corner of my eyes is a bit darker than the rest of my skin. 10 nights of use isn't enough to make a huge difference, but my skin did look brighter and felt so much softer. Overall it brought a youthful and brighter/softer look to my eye area. I will be using this until it runs out! At this rate I will purchase it when the bottle is empty. It hydrated my under eye area far better than some serums I'd spent quite a bit of money on. I will also use this in conjunction with my Hyaluronic Serum as well. Since the Hyaluronic Serum is a carrier, it will help amplify the results I've been getting with this Superfood Serum!



This picture was taken from their online shop. All credit goes to the company itself.


This is what's listed on their website about this serum:



As you can see, the application is via roller ball which makes it's application smooth, easy and mess free.



Overall, I can see why this store has a 4.9 star rating. The creator of these products has spent love, money and time creating simple and natural products for it's customer's skincare needs. Simple and effective--and I love knowing what's being applied to my skin. If I could give these products 10 stars, I absolutely would!



Monday, August 3, 2015

*WINNER and BLOG ANNOUNCEMENT* Last Month's Giveaway Winner is...


Delilah K********* from Minnesota! An email has been sent (sorry it took me a few days to get around to posting this) and you are the owner of 3 new ELF Cosmetics Palettes and a Lip Gloss!

I want to thank every single one of you for entering...and I have another giveaway going up in the next day or two! (Hint Hint--this one includes jewelry!)

I am SUPER excited to let you guys in on a few changes coming to the Blog:

I just purchased some lighting equipment...including a Stellar Ring Light! That means better video quality and better pictures! (For those of you who follow me on Youtube, I am so sorry the lighting of my videos hasn't been up to par. Equipment is very expensive, and I'd been saving and researching and working hard to make your viewing experience an awesome one!) One of my stands already arrived...now I have to wait for the lights themselves. I am so happy!

I'm also working on changing the look and feel of my blog. I do everything myself--which is awesome because it means that I get to learn new things about lighting, graphic design and coding--which is fun!

Soon I will be getting a new camera as well, and a microphone. Yay!

Due to the growth of my viewers, I will also host BIGGER and BETTER giveaways. You gotta start small and work your way up! (I had so many people wanting to win the Foreo Luna Mini and I promised that I would host another Giveaway for one...I have a surprise coming up soon Loves!)

This is going to be a journey of learning, sharing and fun.

Thank you.

Love,

  -Nik




*SALE ALERT!* Tarina Tarantino Cosmetics, ELF Cosmetics and Roxy Clothing!

The best thing about Summer? Swimming pools, friends, gatherings, festivals, relaxation and sales of course.

Yeah it's been a pretty minute since I made a sales post--life happens, lol. I was super excited to see these deals though, so I guess i need to get in the habit of sharing these deals again!


Roxy is a brand that I have loved for well over 13 years. So when I saw this sale, my inner teen god pretty excited! On Hautelook right now, the brand is offering so many items for around half off of their original price. You can click on the pictures to visit the site as well.


I'm REALLY digging the grey short romper.






There are so many items in this sale, I couldn't picture them all. It looks likes 2 pages of stuff...



Elf Cosmetics is also having a sale...buy one get one free on the Beauty BFFS section.

Here are a few items that have been selected for this sale:




I would recommend the Baked Eyeshadow palette, Baked Eyeshadow Singles, Elf Mineral Infused mascara (That's my JAM!) the Elf Studio Mist & Set and the Flawless Concealer Brush...but there are quite a few items I hadn't pictured so if you have any questions or are curious about swatches and the products themselves, if you search my blog you may find the info you were looking for! Shipping is automatically free is you spend $35.00+


Back on Hautelook, Tarina Tarantino is on sale--and this is a pretty decent one! 


I LOVE her eyeliners, and you can get a total of 3 full sized liners for ONLY $15!? The trio normally retails for $45.00 so that's an obvious steal. 


The Eyeshadow palette are very nice as well. 


They have a small selection of lip glosses available.  


The Luminzers are a huge hit online, so for the price, they are an incredible deal!

Have you tried Tarina Tarantino's Cosmetics yet? If so, what product is a must-have? What products are you really wanting to try?


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