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Friday, May 31, 2013

Series: BH Cosmetics Look Three

Hello, my Pretties!

Eeeep!

I am so super excited to share this look with you.  I don't know why but I am in love with this look.  It's not too crazy and it's not extremely fabulous but let me tell you, I sure did feel amazing while wearing it.  And at the end of the day, isn't feeling good what makes you beautiful?

I wore this look to my brother-in-law's birthday day party.  It was a luau themed party, hence the bright fluorescent pink top.  But that shade of pink was so hard to match!  I wasn't going to pair the top with a twin shade of Hi-Liter pink eyeshadow (even if I had that shade of pink) because that would be overkill.  But I did incorporate pink along the lower lash line.


BH Cosmetics 120 Eyeshadow Palette 2nd Edition is amazing!  The pigmentation of the shadows are wonderful.  I think I could just use this one eyeshadow palette forever and I'd be happy.  But I won't, I love makeup too much to be faithful to one palette!


P.S.
Tomorrow is June! Well, more like in 13 minutes for me here in Texas.  Wow.  June.  It's summer, baby!!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Series: BH Cosmetics Look Two

Hello, my Pretties!

I know I took a while to post part two of my BH Cosmetics series, but here it is!

 
 
 
I am looking at this picture collage and I feel like I look so tan!  Haha.  I think it might be the mixture of the beachy themed eyeshadow and very nude lip.
 
I cannot believe that this was my first time wearing this matte turquoise eyeshadow.  It's beautiful!  Just look at how it stands out!
 
I used a gold toned shadow on my lid, a copper brown in the crease, a matte white as my brow high light, a yellow gold on the inner corner of my lower lash line, and that fabulous turquoise on the outer half of my lower lash line.  I even used a dark matte brown shadow to fill in my brows!
 
Face Ingredients:
 
Face:
♥Avon Ideal Flawless Matte Mousse Foundation in Tan Beige
♥E.L.F. Mineral Booster in Sheer
♥Milani Minerals Blush in Luminous
 
Eyes:
♥Avon Eyeshadow Primer in Medium Beige
♥BH Cosmetics 120 Eyeshadow Palette 2nd Edition
♥E.L.F. Liquid Eyeliner in Black
♥ Avon Irresistibly Sexy Mascara in Black Obsessed
 
Lips:
♥Wet n Wild Megalast Lipstick in 902C Bare it All
 
I can't stop thinking about how tan I look!  It's really making me want to hit the beach.  Haha. 
 
 


Friday, May 24, 2013

Series: BH Cosmetics Look One

Hello, my Pretties!

I wear makeup often...sadly not everyday like I used to but I still play with it a couple times a week.  Since I work as a nanny, that doesn't require makeup and sometimes I have to be at work early so I don't have time to do my makeup.  Oh no, I'd rather take those makeup applying minutes and use them for sleep!

But recently my schedule at work got changed so I go in a couple of hours later now so now I do have time to apply my makeup. 

Even though I go in later, I am always trying to save some time in the mornings and hate to rummage through my stash which can be very time consuming.  So...I have rediscovered my love for my BH Cosmetics 120 Eyeshadow Palettes.  I have four of them, Editions 1-4, but all this week I have been using the 2nd Edition.

With 120 eyeshadows at your fingertips, how much easier can it get?!
 
 
 
 
Face Ingredients:
 
Face:
♥Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
♥Avon Ideal Flawless Matte Mousse Foundation in Natural Tan
♥E.L.F. Mineral Booster in Sheer
♥Avon True Color Blush in Classic Aura
 
Eyes:
♥Avon Eyeshadow Primer in Warm Beige
♥BH Cosmetics 120 Eyeshadow Palette 2nd Edition
♥Avon Glimmersticks Eyeliner in Copper
♥Almay One Coat Dial Up Mascara in Blackest Black
 
Lips:
♥Avon Tint 'n Go for Cheeks & Lips in Sunny
 
I used 6 eyeshadows to create this look.  I used a light green on my lid and a darker green shade on the outer V.  I used a medium brown in the crease but then deepened it with a brown a tad darker.  A matte white went on my brow high light and gold in the inner corner and over the light green shade.  A light blue shade was applied to the lower lash line.  The colors just blend so easily into one another.
 
I have another BH Cosmetics look to share with you and one other that I did that I loved but I forgot to photograph it so I will have to recreate it.  I will post these as a series because I want to see how many looks I can do with this single eyeshadow palette!
 
I'll be back with another look soon!
 
Meanwhile, check out BH Cosmetics at www.bhcosmetics.com.
 
♥♥All products mentioned in this post were purchased by me with my sweet-tart's money.♥♥
 
 



Saturday, May 4, 2013

Review: L.A. Colors

Hello, my Pretties!

As promised, here is another L.A. Colors review I have to share with you!  I am so excited to have been given yet again another opportunity to try some new products!

And as always, let me clarify that these products were sent to me courtesy of L.A. Colors in exchange for an honest review on my blog.

Now let the fun begin!

This time I got sent three new products but I was able to pick out my own colors so that was an added bonus.  In this review, I will be covering two lip products and one nail product.  I think you will enjoy these just as much as I did.


Pictured above:

L.A. Colors Flash Pop! Dual Ended Nail Polish in Mad Duo.
L.A. Colors Jellie Gloss in Bloom.
L.A. Colors Lip Color in Pouty.

L.A. Colors Flash Pop! Dual Ended Nail Polish
CNP983 Mad Duo
0.30 fl. oz. (9ml)

There are 6 different nail polish duos to choose from but when I saw this color on the L.A. Colors website, I just knew I had to have it.  I am adoring coral colors lately.  But, I will admit that the hue on the website differs greatly from the actual nail polish.  In person it is a lot more vibrant!  It's a bright sunny orange.  Almost neon...cool.

The L.A. Color website states:

TWO DIFFERENT COLORS
MULTI-DIMENSIONAL
WEAR ALONE OR COMBINED

Trend Alert! L.A. COLORS Flash POP! has everything you need to make your nails show stopping. Designed with two different colors in one convenient tube, Flash POP! duos makes your nails appear multi-dimensional with the flip of a stick. Each nail set has a bold nail polish color on the end and a glittery top coat on the other; wear alone or combined to deliver a dazzling look with intense color.


http://lacolors.com/Flash-POP!-Polish-2948.html


 

The orange coral side is pretty great.  It appears a little on the thin side but two coats is sufficient to get optimum coverage.  And like I said, it is not a muted coral, it is a vibrant orange.  It will look fantastic with a tan (which I naturally sport year round haha) this summer.



The accent side to the nail polish duo consists of hot pink micro glitter and holographic roughly chopped shapes.  The micro glitters stick on to the nail very well but the larger chunks are hard to get on to the nail in the first place.


And here is my final look!  I did two coats of the opaque cream coral polish and two coats of the pink glitter.  Over all, I love this duo! 

MY GRADE: A

Now, next on my list to chat about is the L.A. Colors Jellie Gloss.

L.A. Colors Jellie Gloss
CLG976 Bloom
0.20 oz. (5.6g)

OK, it was a little bit harder to choose which of these lip glosses to pick.  There are 24 awesome shades to choose from!  I knew I wanted to try something out of my comfort zone.

The L.A. Colors website states:

NATURAL SHINE
LIGHT SWEET SCENT
SILKY SMOOTH APPLICATION

Jellie, Shimmer, and Sparkle lip gloss leaves lips with a soft natural shine. Sticky free formula with a light sweet scent glistens lips with a burst of color. Discover your favorite shade for every mood!

 


 

Bloom swatch.



 
Bloom lip swatch.

And something out of my comfort zone was what I got!  This is definitely not a color I would have ever picked had I seen it in person.  On the website it appears more red, though.  I'm new to this shade of pink but I actually found it fun to wear!  It's such a Barbie girl color!  Haha.

The website claims that it has a "light sweet scent" and it took me forever and a day to put my finger on it.  The scent was so familiar and it was killing me that I couldn't name what it smelled like.  But I think I've got it.  It smells like bubble gum!  Duh!

As for the feel of it, I like it.  It is moisturizing.  It's creamy and no, it is not sticky at all.  There is no flavor to this lip gloss either.  It wore for about 2 hours before I had to reapply.  I think that is typical for a lip gloss.

Over all, I liked this one too.  And since there are so many other colors to try, I plan on making a purchase for a few others.  I'd love to try: Splash, Venom, Seduce and Sparkling!

MY GRADE: A

And last but not least, here is the L.A. Colors Lip Color.

L.A. Colors Lip Color
LIPC2 Pouty
0.13 oz. (3.6g)

48!  48!  That's how many of these pretty little things there are to chose from!  That's pretty great.  I took forever to chose one lipstick I wanted to try.  I picked this one because I was looking for something a little more neutral since I thought the Jellie Gloss was going to be more red.  I will say that for me, Pouty in person was very close to the Pouty swatch on the website.

The L.A. Colors website states:

HYDRATING COLOR
ENRICHED WITH VITAMIN E
VIBRANT COLORS

Introducing a new line of hydrating color lipsticks that nourish and moisturize lips while giving them the vibrant color. Enriched with Vitamin E, it goes on with ease and leaves lips feeling soft and supple.

 
 
http://lacolors.com/Hydrating-Lipstick-2954.html


Pouty swatch.

Pouty lip swatch.

Right off the bat, I loved the color.  On my wrist, it was the perfect color but on my actual lips, I liked it a tad less.  Despite the color, it's a fantastic lipstick!

Like the lip gloss, the lipstick also has a sweet scent but not bubble gum like.  More like sugar.  The lipstick does not have a flavor either.  It feels decadent on the lips.  Very creamy!  Very moisturizing too.  It is not sticky at all and it wear comfortably. 

I can not think of a negative side to this lipstick.  I enjoyed it very much.  While the color wasn't perfect for me, there are 47 other colors I can try!

MY GRADE: A

I think all three of these products are going to be perfect and wonderfully worn for spring and summer.  I am happy with all of these and did enjoy them very much.  I am looking forward to purchasing other shades of all three items! 

Are you thinking about picking up any of these L.A. Colors newest products?

Don't forget to stay in touch with L.A. Colors via:
Website: www.lacolors.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/lacolorsusa
Myspace: www.myspace.com/lacolorsusa
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lacolorsusa



 
♥♥ All products mentioned in this post were sent to me compliments of L.A. Colors.  All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post were honest and my own. ♥♥