Sunday, October 30, 2011

New Glitter Nail Idea!

Hello everyone! It's been a busy weekend! I spent a lot of time on my Halloween look, and I'm so glad to hear so many of you enjoyed it. It was probably the most fun I've had doing a tutorial! I was also glad that since I was posting it at the last minute- it wasn't a look that requires you to go out and buy a bunch of stuff. So thanks so much for watching! :)

Today on the blog... I'm talking about a new nail idea that I got from Pinterest! I saw a picture of a deep colored manicure, topped with silvery glitter- but only on the bottom part of the nail! I don't think mine turned out quite as nice as the pic I saw, but you sort of get what I was going for. I'm not one who's really done a lot of nail art, but this seemed doable, and also a classy way to jazz up the nails for this season. The glitter makes me think of falling snow :)

Here are the polishes I used... Wet 'n Wild Fast Dry in Buy Me a Drink (might be limited edition- not sure), Nicole by OPI in Tip of the Iceberg, and Out The Door topcoat (4.99 at Sally's- as you can see :)

  • I applied 2 coats of the burgundy-wine colored polish.
  • I then coated the lower half of my nail with the silver glitter
  • Once that dries, I added more glitter- concentrating it more around the cuticle. Basically the glitter should look more dispersed toward the tip of the nail.
  • I topped it with a clear top coat.
flower rings: Forever 21

I was really happy with the end result, and I think this could be pretty with so many other shades as the base color- light or dark. Here's the sad part- one of my nails chipped a little on the very first day! :( I repaired the chip and they made it probably 4 more days. Are there any special nail techniques you've been enjoying lately?

Daily Nuggets...
  • Tomorrow is Halloween! We don't get that many trick-or-treaters, so Tyler and I made sure to pick up candy we knew we'd enjoy :)
  • It was amazing watching the Cardinals win the World Series Friday night! :D
  • While I like watching beauty stuff on QVC, I'm also fascinated with all the kitchen stuff they're showing on there today. I ordered these :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Eye of the Night: Sparkles McGee!

Hi everyone! Don't you love getting to play with makeup when you have no intention of leaving the house? I'm always much more daring when I have this rare opportunity. And with the new Wet n Wild baked and glitter palettes, I have a lot to play with. I've named this post SPARKLES MCGEE (if you've watched BlogTV, you know this was once a Word of the Week!) Anyway- it's obviously a bright pink lip- but the eyes are a combination of black, brown, and magenta along with a lot of sparkle.

What I used...
  • I first primed my lids with Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Then for a black base, I used the Wet n Wild black eyeliner all over the lids. I also lined top & bottom inner rims with this liner.
  • Then I layered the sparkly black in the Wet n Wild Tinsel Mall glitter palette with a sponge tip applicator all over my lid- with the most concentration around the lashline, and a little bit on the outer part of the lower lashline
  • I then blended the brown from the Baking a Cake baked palette to the crease with a large crease brush.
  • I patted the pink glitter cream around the border of the brown with my finger...
  • Then topped it with the magenta baked shadow
  • Used the light pink in the baked palette as a highlight under the brow
  • Dabbed the silver glitter cream on top of the lid, and on the inner half of the lower lashline.
  • Finished off the eyes with a coat of Lancome Doll Lashes and some Ardell lashes (not sure exactly what style these are, but they're super thick & flared at the ends... what Maybelline the Falsies Flared mascara should do to your lashes- according to their ads- LOL)
  • Lips are Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Lollipop, topped with Smashbox lip gloss in Fame.
Just a fun look to play around with... but I must say- it didn't last. I didn't top every part of the glitter creams with a powder just to see how much they would crease. I laid on the couch and read a book for about an hour, looked in the mirror, and I had some major amounts of product collecting in my crease. If these were regular cream shadows I'd say-- use a primer, apply a thin layer of the cream, and then top with shadow... however the whole point of glitter is for it to be on TOP and sparkle! I still need to play with these some more before reviewing... but I can tell that for these glitter palettes to last- you'll have to use them verrry carefully. I'll keep you posted. Thanks for reading! :)

Daily Nuggets...
  • I want ice cream!
  • I shot a haul video today that I'll post in the coming days.
  • I have spent a lot of time in my comfy pants lately.
  • I swatched a ton of stuff on my hand, and after spending roughly a minute washing it off with soap, my Mally Automatic Waterproof liners remain. They faded a bit, but they're definitely still there. And I'm not even mad... that's impressive!

FOTD: Neutral Glam

Hello my friends! I OFTEN intend to do blog posts with my "Face of the Day"... but what prevents me from doing them is simply forgetting what I put on! I'm now keeping a little white basket right by my makeup area... I can put everything I used on a given day in there and refer to it for FOTD blogs, or just to list in the extra info section of my videos. Not a genius concept by any means, but hopefully something that will help me make more posts like this. So here's a look at today's makeup basket...

All of my photos are a bit washed out, and none of them showed the eye detail in just the right way, but... I guess that's what you get every now and then when you are your own photographer! My goal with this makeup look was to keep it neutral all around, yet not boring... Since sometimes that's the way I feel when I go neutral from face to eye to lip. However something about this look is just a little bit glamorous. I think it comes from perfected skin, an eye that's defined *just enough*, and a glowing lip.

  • Laura Geller Spackle under-makeup primer
  • Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation (Natural Beige)
  • Cover Girl & Olay Simply Ageless Eye Concealer (Light)
  • Bare Minerals Summer Bisque (over Cover Girl concealer- see my full coverage concealer trick)
  • Revlon PhotoReady Concealer (forgot to include in pic- used for redness around nose)
  • Mally Poreless Perfection Glowing Foundation (Medium- light dusting all over)
  • NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer (Sunny)
  • IT Cosmetics Contouring/Highlighting Palette (also forgot to include in pic!)
  • Wet n Wild Color Icon Blush (Pearlescent Pink)
  • NYX HD Eyeshadow Base (not shown)
  • Wet n Wild Limited Edition Color Icon Baked Palette in Bake-Off Contest (used the center shade on the bottom wet w/ a sponge tip applicator. Used dark brown dry on the outer part of lid & crease & smudged under the eye w/ pencil brush, used bright copper to blend just above crease)
  • Wet n Wild Kohl Brow/Eyeliner Pencil in Black (upper lashline, outer part of lower lashline, and inner rim)
  • NYC High Definition Volumizing Mascara (2 coats on top, 1 coat on the bottom)
  • Maybelline Define-a-Brow in Dark Brown

  • LORAC Couture Shine Liquid Lipstick in Trend Setter (part of Close-Up kit)
  • NYC Automatic Lip Liner in Naughty Nude (applied after gloss to lightly add definition)
Just a few notes on some of the products used... the Cover Girl/Olay concealer is very brightening, but not amazing in terms of coverage so I love topping it off with Bare Minerals Summer Bisque for added coverage. The Mally Poreless Perfection Powder is a newly discovered favorite product from her line- good enough coverage to wear alone, but nice to set foundation with. The Wet 'n Wild blush in Pearlescent Pink is growing on me- it's just really fresh & pretty. As far as eyes, I now have the new Wet 'n Wild matte palette, along with the glitter and baked palettes. I've been trying them out like crazy, but won't be posting a review until I'm confident with how they wear. One thing I'll say about the Wet n Wild baked palettes- I love wearing them wet and applying them with a sponge tip. I was pleasantly surprised by NYC's High Definition mascara- enjoyed the brush very much! And when I've worn this LORAC liquid lipstick- I've been stopped on multiple occasions and asked what I have on my lips. It really glows in the pictures :)

Daily Nuggets...
  • Just started reading a new beauty book- About Face by Scott Barnes. LOVING IT so far & plan to do a beauty book library video once I finish it. I've learned so much through books by makeup artists.
  • Tyler bought me a Mello Yello Zero yesterday. He insists it's better than Mt. Dew... I'm not so sure.
  • Planning to make some avacado salsa soon. woop woop!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pumpkin Cupcakes Using 2 Ingredients! :)

Hello everyone! Yesterday I was tweeting about an awesome dessert I made- Pumpkin Cupcakes! They actually could be a cupcake OR a muffin... I consider the frosted ones to be cupcakes... and the non-frosted to be more like muffins. But what's really important here is that they only took 2 INGREDIENTS to make! I owe all of my knowledge on this concept to the blog Sweet Verbena, which I discovered through my newest website obsession- Pinterest. It's a site where people post pictures and you can make your own little "boards" where you "pin" those recipes, outfits, home decor, etc. Many of them link back to a blog. You can see my boards on my Pinterest page.

How to make pumpkin cupcakes/muffins...
  • Get a can of pumpkin and a box of yellow cake mix
  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine the two ingredients (I used a hand mixer)- batter will be thick
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes
  • You can doctor them up with things like cream cheese frosting or powdered sugar... I told my mom about this recipe and she threw in cinnamon & nutmeg and raisins, and added a streusel topping.
The end result is a SUPER moist muffin with pumpkin flavor. The pumpkin taste is nothing overpowering, but very yummy. You don't have to add oil, eggs, or anything to the batter- and I think that's so cool! If you have a fall gathering and you need to throw something together quick, this is a no-brainer and both Tyler and I loved them! I could also picture these being very tasty heated up with a scoop of ice cream on the side! :)

Daily Nuggets...
  • Continuing to use up vacation time before the end of the month- I have a 4-day weekend! Lucky, I know. :)
  • I now have the new Wet n Wild matte palette, as well as the baked and glitter palettes. I'll review once I get a chance to use them!
  • I saw Footloose today and LOVED IT! Definitely my kind of movie. And Julianne Hough ROCKED!
  • I just posted an Outfit of the Day video and did some editing on some future videos. Now I have a headache. Gonna lay down!

Monday, October 17, 2011

High Marks for "Beauty Marked" Dupes!

Hello my friends! Hope your Monday is going well. I wanted to write up a blog about one of my favorite MAC eyeshadows... it's called Beauty Marked and it's a gorgeous black-plum with burgundy sparkle. It's very dark, and makes a great smudgy eyeliner, smokey eye, outer V, or crease shade.

I remember purchasing MAC Beauty Marked for $15.00 because I thought it was such a unique color! That was before I found the dupes... I know I've told you about at least one of these dupes before, but I thought it'd be good to make a blog to share my additional findings. Take a moment and try to decide which of the shades swatched below is Beauty Marked...

I'll reveal the answer in a moment! First I'd like to note something about these swatches and the way Beauty Marked and its dupes apply. Toward the top of the swatch where the most product (and pressure) was applied, you tend to notice a bit more sparkle and purple-ish tone. Toward the center of the swatch where less product and pressure was applied, less of the sparkle and purple show through. And at the tail end, you can see that with minimal product and pressure, the shade transforms to a medium neutral- very different from the top of the swatch. My point is that these swatches represent how Beauty Marked & dupes will apply on your eyes with varying amounts of product and pressure. It's really a pretty versatile shade!

My dupes come from these drugstore palettes- note the dark plum shade in each one.

Now... Answers to the swatch quiz!

*First Swatch*
L'oreal Studio Secrets quad in Lavender Smokes ($6)
The only really outstanding shade in this palette is the Beauty Marked dupe in the upper right hand corner. The other shades are definitely average to below average, but the dupe shade is really nicely pigmented and beautiful! As you can see in the swatch pic above, this one has a little more of a visible plum color than the other shades. I wanted to offer this dupe because I know not everyone has access to Wet 'n Wild.

*Second Swatch*
MAC Beauty Marked ($15)
Not much more to say about this shade.... other than the fact that the Wet 'n Wild colors have an even creamier feel to them than this MAC shadow!

*Third Swatch*
Wet 'n Wild Color Icon 6-color Palette in Lust ($5)
I love this whole six color palette, which is a half & half mix of matte and shimmer. This shade, and the following Wet 'n Wild shade couldn't be closer to Beauty Marked!

*Fourth Swatch*
Wet 'n Wild Color Icon 8-color Palette in Petal Pusher ($5)
I believe this is the exact same shade in the other Wet 'n Wild palette. So whichever one you get your hands on... you'll have a Beauty Marked dupe!

So how did you do on the little quiz? I gave it to Tyler, and on his fourth try, he chose the actual "Beauty Marked" shade :) One more thing- I always use a primer with my eyeshadows, and I haven't noticed any difference in the staying power of Beauty Marked versus the drugstore options.

Daily Nuggets...
  • Cardinals are going to the World Series woohoo!!
  • Cupcake and I played a rousing game of hide & seek when I got home from work.
  • My mom is a sugar cookie genius and has gorgeous designs. I may have just talked her into starting a blog so she can share them!
  • Just remembered I have an X-Factor to watch on DVR! I am LOVING that show!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Nails of the Day! Essence "Date with the Night"

Hey everyone! I just felt compelled to tell you about my latest nail polish love! It's from Essence (a brand I find at Ulta) and the shade is "Date with the Night". Essence polishes are only 99 cents, however, they are a smaller size (.16 fl. oz.) And you know what? I have no problem with that. I don't often run out of nail polishes, and smaller, cheaper polishes are a great way to get some variety in my collection. I was drawn to this shade in the store because I think neutrals (light or dark) are just so easy to wear. You don't have to worry much about whether they're matching or clashing with something.

I'd describe this color as a dark taupe... it's got a lot of grey in it, and (in the bottle) I notice just the slightest bit of brown. On the nails it comes off as more of a gunmetal shade... something that would look really pretty with the gunmetal-toned jewelry that's so popular. This color is a bit reflective on the nails, but not overly metallic.

While this color does have the slightest bit of shimmer, it goes on the nails in a very opaque, creamy way. It wasn't sheer or streaky AT ALL. I could have stopped after one coat, but I had the time, so I opted for two, and then a clear top coat. Drying time wasn't exactly fast, but not an excessive wait either. This is the first Essence nail polish I've tried, and I know that all brands have their hits & misses with polishes, but this DEFINITELY makes me want to try more from Essence! :) The next test will be how long this lasts without chipping... I'll let you know in a future blog!

Daily Nuggets...
  • What's your favorite kind of pizza? I'm loving thin crust ham & pineapple... got it from Domino's last night.
  • I was at Kohl's yesterday and tried on a bunch of the new Jennifer Lopez brand. Didn't end up buying any of it, but I love the soft pink color she has worked in to the line. Several of the tops I tried were just really full and blousy and being as short-waisted as I am, I looked like I had no shape.
  • Cupcake has been absolutely adorable lately. She made an appearance in my latest video.
  • I did Zumba this afternoon on x-box Kinect. Forgot how fun that is!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

BlogTV Face of the Day!

Happy Saturday everyone! Thanks to those of you who kicked off the day with me on BlogTV! In case you're not familiar with the concept- I'm basically broadcasting live from my web cam and people can watch, chat, and ask questions in a chat room! I don't think I've ever done a BlogTV where I wasn't having a total blast!

We talk about lots of random things, usually Tyler and Cupcake show up, and when I do them in the mornings... I try to do my makeup at the same time! It's fun to do a "live tutorial"- taking your requests on which products and shades to use. It's very easy to get off track (since I'm talking the whole time!) but we finished the look this week! Due to technical difficulties, I was on Tyler's computer (not a good web cam) so I'm posting pictures here so you can see how the look turned out! And keep an eye on Twitter and Facebook... that's where I announce BlogTV times!

Here's the look WE created! Thanks for participating!

  • Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse Foundation in Natural Beige
  • Coastal Scents Bright Eyed Concealer in Light
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus
  • Milani Baked Bronzer in Soleil
  • ELF Studio Blush in Pink Passion
  • Mally Effortless Airbrush Purelight Highlighter
  • NYX HD Eyeshadow Base
  • NYX Jumbo Shadow Pencil in Pots & Pans (light silver)
  • Urban Decay 15th Anniversary palette... Deep End (teal on lid), Blackout (matte black in crease & smudged over eyeliner), Omen (purple on lower lashline), Vanilla (buttercream shimmer on browbone)
  • Maybelline Eye Studio Master Drama eyeliner in Midnight Master (upper lashline & waterline)
  • Jordana Best Lash Extreme Mascara
  • Maybelline Define-a-Brow pencil
  • L'oreal Project Runway Collection lipstick in Sultry Raven's Pout
Thanks again for joining me on BlogTV! Everyone is so funny, sweet, and AWESOME!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

One Prime Day: Benefit Products

Hi everybody! Remember the haul video I posted last month? I had picked up a little set of mini Benefit products from Sephora for $10 called "One Prime Day". I had received a lot of requests for reviews on the Porefessional, so I figured this way I could sample a couple other products as well for a good price.

The sizes are very small... .25 fl. oz. of That Gal and the Porefessional, and .09 fl. oz. of Stay Don't Stray. They came packaged all together in this cute box! FYI... I had to look online for details on each product- the box didn't include any information beyond the product names and ingredients.
  • "That Gal" Brightening Face Primer... This primer is light pink in color, and is supposed to brighten the skin. It has the texture of a lightweight moisturizer, and didn't dry to the silky smooth finish I'm used to with primers. This didn't do much to even out my skin's texture, and I also didn't notice any brightening. There isn't any "glow" or shimmer in this product, so I guess it was just designed to brighten due to its light pink tint. Overall, this did nothing for me. I've come to expect a smooth finish from a primer that makes my foundation glide on more evenly... this didn't really do that.
  • The POREfessional Pro balm to minimize the appearance of pores... This skin-toned product can be used under or over makeup, and has the silky-smooth finish I was expecting "That Gal" to have. Definitely not a greasy feel, but just a lovely satiny texture that gave my skin a very even feel before applying foundation. My problem area for pores would have to by my nose, and a little bit on the top of my cheeks on either side of my nose. And when I used this under my makeup, I didn't see much of a difference. I don't have enormous pores, and maybe I was just looking too closely, but this didn't do much to minimize their appearance. BUT- when I used this OVER my makeup, I noticed more of an effect. However at that point, the POREfessional had the help of a layer of foundation/concealer/powder and whatever else I put on. I didn't necessarily even need the POREfessional at that point, but with a few inches between me and my mirror, I could tell a slight difference- as if someone just slightly blurred finish of my skin. Due to the creamy nature of this product, I don't know that I'd want to slather it all over a full face of makeup, but dotted around my nose, it did ok.
  • Stay Don't Stray- Stay put primer for concealers & eyeshadows... This product is a thin, almost liquid-like formula. It's light beige in color and provides some coverage as you apply it on your eyelids. It takes care of any discoloration, so you have a nice blank canvas for your eyeshadow. I had no problems with staying power when I used this- it worked really well. It wasn't until I really read the back of the box that I realized this was also a primer for concealer! Interesting concept... I haven't tried that yet, and I'm not sure I really need a separate primer for my concealer (how many layers of product do I really want under my eyes?)
left to right: "That Gal", the POREfessional, and Stay Don't Stray

Here are some swatches of each product, so you can sort of get an idea of their consistency. Again, "That Gal" feels sort of like a moisturizer, the POREfessional is like a silky mattifying balm... both have a colorless appearance when you blend them in. Stay Don't Stray has the most liquid texture, and continues to have a bit of light beige coverage when you blend it in. A little goes a long way on the eyelids.

The Bottom Line...
I wouldn't purchase any of these products again... not in the small size or a full size. "That Gal" just didn't do anything I want a primer to do. The POREfessional went on smooth, but I have lots of primers that go on smooth... and it didn't have a big impact on pores under makeup, and over makeup- there just wasn't much need for it. I think my Mally Poreless Face Defender is a more travel friendly product for touchups, and I like that it's more of a solid you can blot on- not something creamy you blend in. Stay Don't Stray is a great eye primer, but doesn't function any better than NYX HD Primer, which I can pick up for $7. As with all products, they don't work the same on everyone! So if you're curious about the POREfessional or any of the others- $10 isn't a huge price to pay to try them out. Just wanted to pass along my 2 cents on the products!

Daily Nuggets...
  • My vacation ends tomorrow! It's been very relaxing and I've shot a lot of beauty videos that you'll be seeing in the near future.
  • Do indoor cats sense the need for their winter coat? Cupcake seems more furry than usual.
  • Mom left a lasagna for us to have & we're heating it up tonight for dinner. She makes the best lasagna!
  • I'm trying to get back into Google+... here's my link!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

L'oreal Project Runway Collection...

Hey everyone! I've received a few tweets about L'oreal's new Project Runway collection, and while I only have a few products from the line- I thought I'd share my thoughts on what I picked up! :) I found the display at my local Walgreens, and all of the products have a bird theme... kind of unusual, but whatever! The collection includes various lipsticks, blushes, nail polishes, and eyeshadow quads (there were none left that I was especially interested in, so I didn't pick up the shadow. The quality of L'oreal quads has a history of being kind of hit or miss with me).

Everything I got happens to come from the "Sultry Raven" collection. The lipstick is Sultry Raven's Pout, the blush is Sultry Raven's Blush, and the polish is Raven's Strength. The lipstick is a beautiful creamy pinky-nude, and the blush looks lighter in person than it does in the picture... but it's a very soft shimmery pink. I actually wore it on top of another blush in the picture below, since it just seemed too light worn alone... but I think it is pretty as a cheekbone highlight. And the polish is sort of a pearly black. I had it on a couple weeks ago & I think it's a nice alternative to just a flat black.

These products are a bit pricey, but I got the lipstick and blush as part of a Buy One, Get One Half-Off deal. I wouldn't repurchase the blush (not that I'd have the opportunity, since this stuff is limited edition), but the lipstick is really pretty! :) It's creamy, and has the same feel as the other Colour Riche lipsticks L'oreal sells. As you can see- with no gloss on top, it has a smooth, somewhat shiny appearance on the lips. From the moment I looked at it in the store, I felt like it was very similar to one of my favorite shades from L'oreal's permanent line called Fairest Nude. Sure enough, they are practically the same in finish and color. Sultry Raven's Pout might have the slightest bit more pink, but it's hardly something anyone could identify. So if you're interested in that limited edition lipstick but can't find it- Fairest Nude is a dupe! :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to read my blog! :) Have you found anything from the Project Runway collection worth purchasing? Please share!

Daily Nuggets...
  • I'm off from work Monday through Wednesday this week! What will I do with myself? :D
  • Mom & dad visited over the weekend. We had a fantastic time!
  • I have some pretty fall potted flowers in front of my garage- I need to take some pics & share them!
  • Cardinals play again this afternoon! woohoo!
  • I have the Tarte Starlet palette... WOW. Review coming soon!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

So you want to try Mally Beauty?

Hello my friends! Ever since posting my video where I got to meet Mally Roncal, a celebrity makeup artist with her own FIERCE brand, I've gotten tons of questions from those of you who are new to Mally Beauty & want to know- what's the best way to jump in & try something?

I'll continue doing some blogs here & there highlighting various products I like, but I think this little kit is a great way for you to test some things out. I can safely say, I enjoy every single part of this set! This 5-piece color collection is called "Get the Look"- and it's based on Mally's own signature look! Personally, I think the $40 pricetag from is a steal... you also get a cute little python print bag and an instruction pamphlet. This kit was also a QVC 2011 Customer Choice Award Winner- I believe the category was "best kit". For a video presentation on this kit and more pics- check out the QVC website. Right now I'm sitting here in my PJ's and hair towel, but at some point I'll post a pic or wear this kit in a video so you can see it on me.

left to right: eyeliner, lip color, blush, eyeshadow

The kit contains...
  • Volumizing Mascara... One of my top favorite mascaras!! Makes lashes full & thick without feeling hard or brittle. Great formula, great brush.
  • Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Liner in Midnight... a classic black liner, this is basically the same formula as Mally's automatic pencils that I rave about- only it's in traditional pencil form. Unlike the Black Cherry liner in the most recent Today's Special Value- which was more of a soft liner color- this is a rich, inky black. For me, this had great staying power on the lashline or the waterline and glides on every bit as easily as Urban Decay 24/7 pencils.
  • High Shine Liquid Lip Color in Mally's Glow... Perfect pink! It's totally creamy, opaque, and fabulous. I have quite a few of these Liquid Lip Colors and this is probably one of my favorites.
  • Blush in Mally's Glow... FYI- if you own the More Perfect Palette- this blush is in there, as is the eyeshadow in this kit. This is a great fresh pink blush with just the slightest glow. Totally wearable... I think everyone can use a pink blush!
  • Eyeshadow in Mally's Glow... Ever since trying this shade in my More Perfect Palette, I became a big believer in the wearability of bronzey-brown eyeshadows. The other day I wore this on its own- no other shades needed. The slightly metallic texture of this shadow makes it catch the light in some areas, and recede in the crease- practically serving 2 functions in one. I LOVE THAT! A really great shade for all eye colors.
Again- I spent $40 on this kit... and it's worth even more. All of the products are full-size and fantastic quality! I'll probably purchase this as a gift for friends & family because the colors are so universal & you don't have to worry about choosing the right concealer or foundation shade. Definitely appropriate for all ages, and I think the instruction booklet is super useful for those who are new to makeup. Anyway, I'm enjoying this kit so much- I just had to share! Have a great rest of the week everyone!! :)

Daily Nuggets...
  • I was informed last week that I have a lot of vacation days to use before the end of this month. Taking a few days off late this week & early next week. Woop woop!
  • Tyler says I'm addicted to fall decorating, and I believe he's right.
  • Wearing Victoria's Secret body spray & lotion in Pure Seduction. I smell GOOD.
  • Cupcake is looking super relaxed as she naps right now- promise I'll get her on Cupcake Cam again soon!!