Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Maybelline Vivids lipstick: REVIEW!

Good morning Stars! I hope you had a wonderful night's sleep.  Why am I posting at 6AM California time? Because I woke up and couldn't get back to sleep so I figured I would blog :)  This post is going to be about, as you can probably tell, is the Maybelline Vivids lipsticks I own.  While I don't own very many, I absolutely love them! They're so bright and creamy and vibrant that I just have to tell you all about it in case you are on the fence about buying some.  As you will see in the pictures, the package is bright clear-ish red cover and a silver base and tube. Enough rambling, onto the pictures!
 This is all of the Maybelline Vivids I own, only four, but I'm very happy with it.  The colors I have, in the order from the picture above: #895 On Fire Red is a really true red that isn't too blue toned or orange toned which made me really happy when I got home and tested it, #885 Vibrant Mandarin is an coral like orange which is why I can pull it off and not look weird wearing orange lipstick, #875 Vivid Rose okay so I didn't expect to love this color as much as I do because I swore Shocking Coral would always be my favorite but it's not fuschia and it's not bright pink and it's such a pretty darker than dusty rose color, the last lipstick I own is #870 Shocking Coral this one is special because it's the first one I bought at Target and this is a really true bright pink which I love because, hey, I love my pinks!
 All of my little soldiers lined up in a row.
I hope you guys enjoyed this post and maybe helped you decide to go and pick up some Vivids of your own.  What are your favorite colors of the collection? Do you have any lipstick products or colors you think I should try? Leave it down in the comments below! <3
Be Beautiful, Be Bold, Be You. And remember I love you!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bloom: Review!

Hello Stars! I'm back with another review, but it's about lipsticks this time :) Specifically, the Maybelline Rebel Bloom lipsticks.  Lately I've been on a real Maybelline quick, buying the lipsticks, color tattoos and the mascaras- I've just gone crazy for it! I love lip colors so reviewing the lip colors first seem appropriate.  I initially picked up #740 Coral Burst at Target about a month and a half ago and as soon as I put it on I knew that I had to get more so I was at Target a few weeks ago and I got two more colors that I liked, #735 Rose Hush which to me looks like a brick red instead of a true red, and finally #715 Hibiscus Pop which is a gorgeous bright baby pink that is more meant for spring, so I will wear it more during April and so on.
 This is what the tubes look like and the colors that I picked out.  Personally, I think that the picture doesn't do Hibiscus Pop or Coral Burst any justice because they are soooo pretty in real life. They are very creamy and non drying, which is a big plus in my book.  Plus the colors are very vibrant, like the vivids, and I'm just in love.
Here are the swatches of the Rebel Bloom lipsticks I own, from top to bottom they are Hibiscus Pop, Rose Rush, and Coral Burst and those are all one swipe of the lipstick to give you an idea to how pigmented these lipsticks are. I hope all of my Stars have a great upcoming week!
Be Bold, Be Beautiful, Be You! I love you <3

Wet n' Wild review!

 Hello Stars! How have you been? Good I hope!!  Today I want to share with you one of my most favorite finds, for a  really low prices.  This, ladies and gentlemen is the Wet n' Wild 'Comfort Zone' palette.  The left side is more for stage left side and more of a going out look, or  a night look that has darker tones perfect night out.The paleter i d
 The color pay off is absolutely amazing for a $4 dollar product.. Also, there is little to no fall out with these, are out when applying htis and it lasts all day, especially if you use the ELF my products. My favorite color is the one in the bottom right- it's got a duochrome thing going on where in one look it looks grey and in another it looks green and I think that it is such a pretty color and I love it! Not only is there very little fall out it is also soft and buttery, NOT POWDERY which is hard to find in more purse friendly brands.like ELF except for their prism shadows.
 This swatch is of the left side of the palette, you can't see the highlight color because it is super light and shimmery but all of the other swatches I dipped my finger in once into the palette and look how pigmented they came out.  It's a very good palette indeed. :)
 This is a swatch of the right side and, unlike the high lighting shadow on the left side this is a lot easier to see. Again these are all just one swipe.
Alrght guys this the end of tho post, I hope you enjoyed! Remember, BE BEAUTIFUL, BE BOLD, BE YOU. <3/

Friday, March 13, 2015

Dr. Brandt face mask

The culprit? Dr. Brandt "Pores no more Vacuum cleaner" mask.
The victim? Myself
The victim's statement: Okay, this product SUCKS.  It works, kind of, and it burns like no tomorrow.  The back of the packaging says that you "will feel a slight tingling sensation". A SLIGHT TINGLING SENSATION?? Are they joking, I wanted to claw my face off it burned so bad.  My skin was so sensitive and red after using this, I could only use a rose spray and even that stung. Maybe it's just me, I hope it's not because then I won't seem crazy.I had received this in my Birchbox a month or two to ago  and I am very disappointed in this sample.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Get to Know Me: The Beauty Blogger Tag

1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight? My hair is naturally straight.
2. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?  I go to a salon after the incident where my hair didn't saturate correctly and left big patches of blonde in my red hair
3. Do you wear the same style everyday, or do you change it? Hair wise, it's usually in a ponytail or down, nothing special. As for my style, I'm usually wearing whatever I am comfortable in. 
4. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon? 9 times out of 10 I do my own mani/pedi but every once in a while I will treat myself to one at this salon I really really like called the Renaissance Nail and Spa.
5. How often do you change your nail polish? At least once a week, if not more.  If I get more than one new nail polish in a week, who knows how many times I'll change them :P
6. Do you polish your toes in the winter or just the summer? Since I live in Southern California, there are times in winter where you can wear sandals so I keep my toes looking pretty all year round.
7. How long does it take for you to put on makeup? It depends, I have a five and ten minute routine down pat but if I have to impress someone or act like someone important then it can take me up to thirty to forty five minutes.
8. What do you do first? Face or eyes?  Face first, always.                      
9. Do you collect makeup or just buy what you need when you need it? Oh, I'm a collector most definitely.  Keep your eyes on my YouTube channel because I will be doing a makeup collection in the next few weeks (once I get my swap box)
10. How often do you wear false eyelashes? When the occasion calls for it, I feel like it, or I'm in a show.
11. Do you do a full face of makeup everyday? No, somedays I just wear BB Cream, mascara, a lip product of some sort, and a highlighter.
12. Do you wear makeup when you're home alone or with family? YES! Those are the best times to experiment and try new looks!
13. Will you leave the house without makeup? If BB Cream counts as makeup, then no.
14. How many high-end products do you have? Quite a few such as YSL, Too Faced, Urban Decay, etc.
15. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you're getting dressed? When I'm getting dressed
16. How often do you change your handbag? Not very often. When I like a bag, I will use it to death before I will move on to another everyday bag.
17. What time do you wake up and go to sleep? I usually go back to my bedroom around 9PM and do things like blog or edit videos until around midnight, then I go to bed. When I wake up depends on what? I don't know actually. Some days I'll wake up at 7AM but yesterday I woke up close to 1PM because I didn't sleep a wink the night before.
18. How often or when do you workout?Well, currently I have a leg that is broken in three places with a cast on it now and surgery planned for after Easter so I haven't been working out.  Before all of this happened, I was walking/rolling everyday with my dog around my city and things like that.
19. Left handed or right handed? Right Handed
20. How tall are you? 4'9"
21. Do you speak any foreign languages? Spanish
22. How many pets do you have? One, a dog named Henry
23. How often are you on Blogger? Each night to every other night
24. Do you read comments posted on blogs? Yes
25. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts? Yes
26. How did you come up with your blog name? Well, I wanted something creative and I see makeup as an art and what do artists paint on? A canvas and what do we paint on? A face. So I just combined the two ideas together.
27. What kind of camera do you use for your photographs? Fujifilm FinePix S8400W
28. How often do you clean your house? I'll help my mom clean every two weeks or so.
29. What's your favorite color? Hot pink and Cerulean Blue
30. Do you swear? Yes
31. What are you doing with the rest of your day? Makeup tests, sleep, and watching YouTube/Netflix

Saturday, March 7, 2015

I LOVE Drugstore TAG

Hello my lovely shining stars, how are you today?! Great, I'm so glad to hear that! I have another video for you, this one is the I <3 Drugstore Tag for which I now tag all of you! I would love to see what you love and truly dislike from the drugstore :)
Please don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel, it would really mean a lot. XOXO: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQY-30hMdOerX2lCPb4pugg
1. What is your favorite drugstore makeup brand overall?
2. What are your favorite face, cheek and lip products?
3. Least favorite product?
4. What is the best makeup bargain?
5. What is your favorite underdog product? (Something you love that often gets overlooked?
6. A drugstore product that is overpriced?
7. Show your best drugstore dupe(s)!!

8. Drugstore product that isn’t worth the hype?

My Favorite Longwear Lipsticks

 I have four favorite longwear lipsticks/ lipglosses.  Two are from the Sephora cream lip stain line and the other two are the Rimmel London Provocalips.  The Sephora colors I have are #1 Always Red and #2 Strawberry Kissed, both colors of which are sold out online but you will probably be able to find them in the store.  The Rimmel Provocalips colors are #200 I'll Call You and #310 Little Minx.  Of the swatches below we have (top to bottom) #200 I'll Call You, #1 Always Red, #310 Little Minx, and #2 Strawberry Kissed.  Each of these colors is super pigmented and lasts for a long time without budging.  The ones by Rimmel London, though, you do have to put a clear sealant lacquer over the gloss to make it stay but the ones from Sephora stay all on their own. Why do I love them so much? I tend to lick my lops which always wipes off the product I am wearing which is a big bummer but with these I can lick my lips and not have the product completely rub off and leave a gross color ring around my lips.
So which do I prefer? I would have to say that I prefer is, in all honesty, both! The Rimmel ones run about $8 a pop and the Sephora cream lip stains run at $13 each, so they are both pretty budget friendly and they both have a pretty good color range, with Sephora having a bit more of the unique colors like Orange and Purple but the Rimmel line has a good amount of pinks, reds, and nudes which the Sephora line lacks.  It all comes down to personal preference and if you want to go all the way to Sephora or the website to get them or to CVS or Wallgreens to get the Rimmel ones. They are both non sticky and long wearing, which ticks two boxes in my lip wear category. XOXO
Have you tried any of these products or products similar that you would suggest or like to give me your opinions on? I would love to hear what you have to say!

Monday, March 2, 2015

NARS nail polish in Sharks Right: REVIEW!

 Hello Stars! I'm back with another review, but this time it's about the NARS nail polish collection by Pierre Hardy from the summer of 2014 and they came in duos and this is from the Sharks duo that also came with a light Canary yellow color.   You can still find them on E-bay and Amazon at various prices if you are interested in obtaining this nail polish.
 Where can I start? I LOVE this product!! It's beautiful, the product itself is wonderful and well made.  My favorite thing about this nail polish? It is opaque in just one coat.  This is actually my first go with the purple of this nail polish, I had tried the yellow before and had liked it, so I'm pleased that this one is so nice too.  Generally NARS nail polishes run about $20 a pop but you can find this duo on Amazon for about $14, I just ordered myself a new color from the collection and Super Orgasm nail polish. Super Orgasm is my all time favorite blush so I figured I would try the nail polish.
The application process was amazing too, it is a bit thick but not gloopy thick and nothing that wiping the brush doesn't fix. All in all, I'm really really REALLY happy with this product and as soon as I try the other ones I will let you know what I think of the other nail polishes I ordered. The other nail polish on my pointer finger is a Butter London polish in silver glitter.
Have you tried any of the NARS nail polishes, what do you think of them? XOXO

February 2015 Favorites

Hello Stars! Here is my February Favorites video, I hope you enjoy.  Included in my favorites this month are skin care, hair care, and makeup.  Let me know if you have any questions about the products I show and I'll be sure to answer them a for you.
Just if you're curious about what my hair color is it's a mix of mainly orange and blonde red. I didn't know if anyone was curious so I figured I'd just put that out there.  XOXO
What were some of your favorites this month?