Monday, July 30, 2012

Makeup Basket 7/30 - 8/6

For more info on this, please watch my video linked at the bottom of this post. Basically, each Monday I will be putting different products into a basket, and only using those products during the week. I plan to continue to do this every Monday, so stayed tuned =) ShadesOfKassie on YouTube does this, and I thought it was a great idea. Also, don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel, thanks guys!!

Products Mentioned:
ELF Tinted Moisturizer
NYX Stay Matte, Not Flat powder
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer
NYC Smooth Skin Primer
Sephora eye primer
Physicians Formula Season to Season bronzer
Coastal Scents 10 Blush palette
Sephora Harmony Face Powder
Essence Long Lasting eyeliner in Bling Bling
Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Underground
Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Ransom
Wet n Wild Petal Pusher palette
Physicians Formula Nude Strips palette
TooFaced Beautiful Dreamer quad
Wet n Wild lipstick 903C
Revlon Lip Butter in Creamsicle
Revlon Lip Butter in Cupcake
Maybelline lipstick in Nude Nuances
NYX lip gloss in Sweetheart
NYX lip gloss in Nude Peach
Beauty Rush gloss in Grapefruit Blast
Beauty Rush gloss in Strawberry Fizz

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Updated Lust List

Some of the things I'm currently drooling over!

Lust List

Lust List by amandakd678 featuring zoya nail polish

  • theBalm Hot Mama blush
  • NARS Orgasm blush
  • Charlotte Ronson 3x A Charm blush palette
  • Smashbox Shades of Fame palette
  • Stila In the Garden palette
  • Tarina Tarantino Emerald Pretty palette
  • Buxom White Russian
  • Buxom Creamsicle
  • Benefit Go TropiCORAL set
  • Urban Decay Midnight Emergency palette
  • Zoya Happi
  • Zoya Gwin
  • Zoya Rica
  • Urban Decay Create a Palette
  • Urban Decay Naked
  • Urban Decay Scratch
  • Urban Decay Freelove
  • Urban Decay Stray Dog
  • Urban Decay X

That's not asking too much, is it?!! ;)

Nails: Neon Crackle Sponge Tips

Gonna make this one short and sweet folks, I have videos to edit =)

1) Start off with a layer of white polish
2) Using a small piece of a makeup sponge, sponge the green (Pure Ice - Wild Thing) at the bottom of the nail.
3) Using another side of the sponge, sponge the purple (Sinful Colors - Dream On) on the middle potion of the nail.
4) Again, using another edge of the sponge, sponge the pink (Sinful Colors - 24/7) at the tips of the nail.
5) When it's all dry, I applied a layer of L.A Girl silver crackle to the top, topping all off with a top coat.

I used a paper plate to pour small amounts of polish on to dip the sponge into. Much easier than painting directly onto the sponge.

Happy Beautifying loves!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

My Look: Double Take!

What?! Wearing the same look twice in one week?? Yes, it's true. I liked my color-blocking look so much I wore it again today. If you would like to see the more budget friendly, drugstore version, you can click HERE. I also included some OOTD goodness, enjoy!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


I just want to thank my lovely friend, Elven Eyes, for having this giveaway! I've never won anything before, so I have been super duper excited! As I stated in my video, she and I actually correspond frequently, so I feel more like I received a very thoughtful gift from a friend. It means a lot to me, so THANK YOU!!! Also, kids thank you for all the bubble wrap, they had a blast ;-)

Watch my video:

Keep reading for more pictures!

Monday, July 23, 2012

My Look: Color Blocking

Hey Loves, how's it going?? It's going pretty darn good around here today. I won a fabulous giveaway, and my prize arrived today, SUPER EXCITING! Will do a video and post about that soon, so stay tuned!! =)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Product Empties Update #2

Wow, It's been a while since I updated you all o my empties progress. So much so that I actually don't remember if some of these were on the last one or not, lol. I will link my original post, and my first update, if you so choose to see them. All products listed with an " * " are from my original list. 

1) Clean and Clear Foaming Facial Cleanser *
2) Bath & Body Works 'Moonlight Path' body spray
3) Bath and Body Works 'Pink Chiffon' shower gel
4) Hard Candy Sheer Envy primer
5) Bath and Body Works 'Passionfruit Colada" Handi-Bac
6) NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer in Sunny *
7) Bath & Body Works 'Be Enchanted' lotion *
8) Philosophy 'Happy Birthday' shower gel (already updated this one) *
9) Bath & Body Works 'Be Enchanted' body spray (not pictured)
10) Rimmel Match Perfection concealer *
11) Seche Vite top coat (not pictured)

The only thing I have left from my original post is my Sephora brow pencil, which has gotten considerably smaller. Next on the list?

 1) Sephora brand lid primer
2) NYX Stay Matte, Not Flat powder
3) ELF Tinted Moisturizer
4) NYC Smooth Skin Primer
5) Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Season to Season bronzer
6) Maybelline Falsies Flared mascara

Later loves!! =)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

My Look: Blue Cat Liner

Ugh... I'm such a blogging slacker. I wish I could devote as much time as I would like to my blog and youtube channel, but I have 4 children. It's summer vacation, and my husband is on swing shift. It's stressful here, I hope you all understand, and forgive me. =)

For this look, I decided I didn't want to do a bold eye shadow look. Sometimes I get frustrated at my blending abilities (stupid hooded lids!) I decided I'd do a bold eye liner instead, and you're going bold, you better go big or go home. So I chose blue liner instead of black. Enjoy!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Tutorial: Hello Kitty Parisienne Palette

Hard Candy Sheer Envy Illuminating primer
Garnier BB Cream
NYX Stay Matte, Not Flat powder
Physicians Formula Bronze Booster bronzer
Hello Kitty Parisienne blush
Physicians Formula Mineral Glow Pearls highlighter

MAC Painterly paint pot
NYX jumbo pencil in Milk
Urban Decay e/s in Naked & Buck
Hello Kitty Parisienne Palette
Ulta gel liner pencil in Majesty
Maybelline Mega Plush mascara

L'Oreal Color Riche Balm in Caring Coral

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Review: imPRESS Press On Manicure

You may remember from my Mom VoxBox post, that I received the imPRESS nails to try out. I was VERY excited about these, as I do wear fake nails. So for our anniversary date I took these babies out for a test drive!

According to imPRESS Manicure:
Introducing imPress Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails, the revolutionary way to apply polish! Featuring advanced nail technology, you can get a salon-perfect manicure in seconds – simply peel off, press on, and you're done. There's no drying, a killer shine and a manicure that lasts up to a week! And, imPress is so easy to remove, you can change it up to match your mood as often as you want. Check out all 36 colors and patterns, including trendy brights, classic darks and animal prints. With imPress, your nails will always be your best accessory.

Day 2 of wear

I received these in the color 'Glisten Up' which is a purple/ fuchsia kind of color. It wouldn't have been my first choice of color, but I didn't dislike it either. 

These nails were fairly easy to apply, it took me about 4 minutes. The little tabs you pull of to stick them on were kind of hard to pull at times, and I ended up misshaping one due to this. 

I noticed right away that they didn't fit my nails very well. They are very flat shaped, and some of my nails are very curved. They didn't sit flat against my nails, so I had a little gap between they 2. It didn't bother me much the first day, but by the next day day it was driving me up the wall. My hair kept getting caught underneath them, and it was very irritating. 

I fully planned to keep these on the full 7 days they claim to last. However on day 4, 2 of them popped off while I was washing the dishes. I pulled 4 more off that same day because I couldn't take getting my hair caught up anymore. Also they were lifting up off my nails pretty badly. I did leave the last 4 on the full week, and they did stay on just fine. However those were the only 4 nails that fit properly. 

The nails themselves are actually not a hard plastic, they are more malleable. I kind of like that, I feel they didn't dent up as quickly as my regular nails do. Due to the softness of them, they kind of roll with the punches, so to speak, instead of cracking or chipping. They stayed relatively shiny, but were starting to dull down by day 4 or 5. 

You can see it doesn't fit my nail, and it's starting pull up a lot. 

Bottom Line: 
I will probably use my $1 off coupon to get a fun pattern I really like, to wear for a special occasion, but I will take them off after a day or 2. There is no way I will be able to stand these nails for a week again, considering they don't fit my nail type perfectly. You can find out more about this product at

Have you tried these nails? How did they work out for you??

*These were sent by Influenster for consideration*

Friday, July 6, 2012

My Look: Summer Sunset

Hi my loves! Do any of you watch MacBarbie07 on youtube? She is just as cute as a button, if you ask me. She did a video on the $20 makeup challenge, and I just loved the look she came up with! I tweaked it a bit to suit my face better, but I love how this looked. Because I am so behind on blogging, this is actually a picture from last Saturday, right before my tooth broke (doh!). I have since had my tooth reattached, and I'm as good as new! ;) 

NYC Smooth Skin primer
Garnier BB Cream
Mary Kay mineral powder
ELF Golden Bronzer
CoverGirl blush in Pretty Peach
Physicians Formula Happy Booster Translucent powder (highlight)

Urban Decay Buck & Naked (mixed for brows)
Essence Brow Gel
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Candlelight
Wet n Wild trio in I'm Getting Sunburned:
Crease Shade on lid
Browbone Shade in crease
Urban Decay Virgin as brow highlight
Essence Long Lasting Eyeliner in Bling Bling on lower waterline
Maybelline Mega Plush mascara

Jordana lip gloss in Pink Lemonade

Have a great weekend!!

Monday, July 2, 2012

4th of July Mani

     The 4th of July is probably my favorite holiday of the year. It's nice and warm outside, someone is always inviting us over for a BBQ, no pressure to buy presents, and it's also my husbands birthday! Fireworks are always a bonus ;) 

I saw an AWESOME holiday mani on Pinterest that I derived my inspiration from. I'm not good at drawing stars or anything, so I did full on polka dots. Still totally cute, and patriotic! 

I waited until the next for pictures, so I had chips already. Boo to that!!

2 coats Love My Nails - White on ring finger
2 coats Wet n Wild - Bijou Blue on rest of nails
Dots are in White and China Glaze - Ruby Pumps

I don't own a dotting tool. I stick a pin in the eraser of a pencil, and it works just as good.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

My Look: Neutral Eyes & Bold Lips

Quick post guys! Just wanted to share a look I wore the other day. Enjoy!

NYC Smooth Skin primer
Garnier BB Cream
Mary Kay mineral powder
Physicians Formula Bronze Booster bronzer
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed
Physicians Formula Happy Booster Translucent (highlight)

Sephora lid primer
L'Oreal quad - Landscape
Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Demolition (lower lashes)
Maybelline Mega Plush mascara

Revlon Lip Butter in Tutti Fruitti
Sinful Colors gloss in Italian Ice

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