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SHADOWS & HOW TO APPLY THEM

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 12:00AM by Nichole-Clinton 0 Comments -

 I know that when choosing an eyeshadow can be very overwhelming cause there's so many colors that's available.  For some of use we like bright, fun colors while some like a more natural, soft , eaiser look. So when your choosing eyeshadows colors & textures, try different methods of applications to see what works best.

POWDER SHADOWS:  These are the most common type of eye shadow and the easiest to use.

Matte Powders: Are the better for creating depth, enlarging eyes, and changing their shape. Darker shades don't refelct light. Use powder shadows lightly to build up the color.

Iridescent & Pearl Powders: They reflect light, and therefore light  up the eyes. You can't get much depth when using them you get with matte shadows & semimatte.

Cream Shadows: Can be blended to almost nothing leaving only a sheer layer of transparent color. Cream shadows are great, but they don't stay on long, to give more staying power apply a dusting of translucent powder on top, the down size it will tone down the shine you may want from the cream. It's aslo great as a base.

Gel Shadows: This can also be blended into almost nothing. It dries more quickly than creams, which means they can't be easily manipulated. Gels has great staying power.

Eye Glosses:  Are dabbed on top of your eye makeup with your fingertip for a wet glossy effect, the down side you have to make sure that the shadow doesn't crease on the lids.



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Elf Cream Eyeliner vs MAC Fluidliner

Sun, 02/20/2011 - 12:00AM by Nichole-Clinton 0 Comments -

elf cream eyelinerI Love the elf cosmetics line I'm a faithful & loyal customer who have made many purchases from them in the past and I must say everything wasn't kosher, I got a liquid eyeliner pen and it was dried out. Next, my beauty book neutral edition was all broken and chipped up- understand that it can be the product settling during transit.

 

elf cream eyelinerTell me why is that I purchase a cream eyeliner for $3 and once I get it the appearence isn't exactly what I had invisioned my eyeliner to look like. It appeared to look dried out. Elf has some really cute colors, but they need to head back to the drawing boards to find a better formula for their cream liners.

Pros:                                                                                                                                                       

  • Great Price
  • Brush included
  • beautiful shades

 

Cons:

  • Smudge-proof
  • water-proof
  • irriating
  • not easy to work with
  • dry

 

mac fluidlinerFor a budget diva who loves a bargain. I made an impulsive decision to purchase a MAC product. It's been nearly 10 years since I bought any expensive cosmetics; so this was really a true treat for myself. You can say that I popped my cherry lol! After watching numeruos youtube videos, chatting with hundreda of ladies, and they all say that MAC's Fluideliner is a great eyeliner I must agree with the masses; for I love it- ther's not tugging or pulling, non irrating, creamy texture just the oppsite of elf's cream liner in every way; price wise MAC's fluideline is $18 which means get what you pay for.

You want quality then you must spend the money for that quality. I didn't mind spending $18 on a product that delivers what I'm looking for & from my cream eyeliner. I just wish that MAC would come out with more colors for the summer.

MAC FluidLineswatches

 

Pros:

  • Smooth creamy texture
  • Non irriating
  • Long wear
  • Good quality
  • Fabulous shades

 

Cons:

  • Price
  • No brush included with liner
  • not enough colors

 

What I found to be interesting is the weight of both products, elf has more grams than MAC. MAC Fluidline 3g  ELF Cream Liner 4.7g



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The New Wnw ColorIcon Spring/Summer 2011 Collection

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 12:00AM by Nichole-Clinton 0 Comments -

wnw coloricon 2011 collection

Well it's official that the wet n wild's spring / summer 2011 collection is here and it's off the chain! Yes, sweet peas, these are going to be a huge hit for the summer, cause these are truly made for spring/summer. Very vibrant shades that speaks summertime in the sun. They aren't limited editions as some people had thought. You'll find these cute fabulous trios at your local Walgreens, wal-mart for a small price ($2.99) The names are fun & creative. They are designed to help you with shadow placement, really great for beginners whose just starting out. All the shades are coordinating with one another so you can take out the guess work. You are able to create the perfect stunning looks. They beautifully enhances any eye color and it does has crease resistant color for all day wear.

  • #331 I Dream of Greenie
  • #332 I'm Feeling Retro
  • #333 I Got Good Jeans
  • #334 I'm Getting Sunburned
  • #335 Silent Treatment
  • #336 Spoiled Brat

 

 



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30 DAYS OF ME CHALLENGE!

Sun, 02/13/2011 - 12:00AM by Nichole-Clinton 0 Comments -

This is such a great idea that I had to embark on this 30 day challenge- that Confidence is Sexy. Embrace Your Curves was herself doing. So clearly I'm not trying to compete with anyone...but I will be jumping on the bandwagon and doing this "30 Days of Me" challenge. I was inspired by Confidence is Sexy. Embrace Your Curves,  who in turned was inspired by  GlamDollLumi to do hers. 

This challenge consists of 30 questions. Each day (moi) will be required to do a post about a question. The questions are listed  down below.  My 30 days start today so I'll post a recent picture and 15 facts about myself in a separate post. Why  I took on this challenge?  Cause it will be fun to learn more about myself and getting others to know alittle more about me and my world of family, business, & makeup. Also so I can get in the routine of writing on a daily basis.

I  personally invite you to join  in the 30 day journey as well!  You'll love what you findout about self as well as  getting better at blogging, I know that's what I'll get besides the learning process.a good way to build your blog and even learn more about yourself and allow others to learn more about the REAL you.

Here are the questions I will answer in the next 30 days :)

Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
Day 02- The meaning behind your Blog name
Day 03- A picture of you and your friends
Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn’t have
Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to
Day 06- Favorite super hero and why
Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why
Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past few days
Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad
Day 11- Another picture of you and your friends
Day 12- How you found out about Blogger and why you made one
Day 13- A letter to someone who has hurt you recently
Day 14- A picture of you and your family
Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play
Day 16- Another picture of yourself
Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have
Day 19- Nicknames you have; why do you have them
Day 20- Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future
Day 21- A picture of something that makes you happy
Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else
Day 23- Something you crave for a lot
Day 24- A letter to your parents
Day 25- What I would find in your bag
Day 26- What you think about your friends
Day 27- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge
Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?
Day 29- In this past month, what have you learned
Day 30- Your favorite song.



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Wet n Wild MegaLash Mascara

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 1:58PM by Nichole-Clinton 0 Comments -

megalashWhether you like to refer to it as cheap fashionably chic or budget friendly, Wet 'n Wild remains a true contender in the world's leading cosmetics brands that's out today. They truly have some really great quality products that are versatile. Take the MegaLash mascara, it's a breakthrough in mascaras; for all that it offers and the benefit you get when your using it. Take for instance, that in 4 weeks you'll have those lashes looking fuller & thicker. It's a clinical serum + mascara- lash lengthening system lash -enhancing mascara.

This starter kit contains two revolutionary products that delives some very special benefits.

  • Serum that delivers longer, fuller lashes in 4 weeks
  • Mascara that plumps &  defines lashes instantly

 

Available in two colors clear & black. Not to mention at the unbeatable fabulous price of $6.99! Halleloo! it's available for a limited time, so head - no, run out to your local walgreens and snatch you up a kit and take the 4 week challenge to get fuller, thicker, longer lashes. I'm taking that challenge to see if I'll have beautiful lashes like I've always wanted.

 

 



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Wet n Wild Idol Eyes Cream Shadow Pencils

Tue, 02/08/2011 - 1:02PM by Nichole-Clinton 0 Comments -

Idol Eyes Cream shadow pencilsIf you love Nyx jesps you'll really love wet n wild's cute Idol Eyes Cream Shadow Pencils. Really what's not to love when you look at these adorable cream pencils, they are just as fun and vibrant as their cousins (nyx jesp).  Idol eyes comes in 6 gorgeous shades with a price tag hat you'll love! Compare to Nyx they have the same consistency, creamy and smooth to apply. Like the nyx pencils you can use these as bases or use alone, in any event you won't be disappointed.

As with nyx's shadow pencils they crease just as well if not well blended. I would say use a primer to help the color to stick and then proceed with application of your favorite powder shadow. Shame that wnw don't have an extended collection for these beautiful jewel tones shadows. I'm going to put it out there, Wet n wild, please add more colors to this FABULOUS collection.

IDOL EYES GORGEOUS 6 SHADES

  •  #130 Pixie
  • #131 Electro
  • #132 Evny
  • #133Techno
  • #134 Distress
  • #135 Graphite

  You can find these cuties at your local walgreens and unlike nyx you'll pay less and get the same quality that you would from nyx. Just wish they had more colors to choose from. You'll pay around $3.99  for nyx jumbo eye shadow, $1.99 for the Idol Eyes. If you haven't tried these wonderful  delectable treats your really missing out, so head out to your walgreens and pick them up! GO NOW!!!!



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New CVS Mini Haul

Mon, 02/07/2011 - 11:44PM by Nichole-Clinton 0 Comments -

haulCheckout my mini cvs haul, They had a some what kind of sale going on but I did join their beauty rewards and I got $10 coupon to spend on my next purchase, that's what up! Just checking out what kind of cosmetics they had on sale and I got a few good things that I wanted. I'll be using my $10 coupon real soon and I'll share with you what I picked up on my makeup outing. Now let's take a look at my items at hand.

  • Milian baked Eyeshadows   (Together 4ever &  Mingling)
  • Black Radiance  (Retro Chic)
  • Wnw Idol Eyes (Pixie, Graphite, Electro)
  • Wnw nail polish  (Jade)
  • Wnw I shimmer liner (Sky Lights)

 

See 50% off the Black Radiance that was really cool.



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Eco Tools Bamboo 6 Piece Brush Set

Sun, 02/06/2011 - 11:11PM by Nichole-Clinton 0 Comments -

Looking for good brushes it's a job within itself, cause you must do your research to get the best quality for the best price. Well while shopping yesterday at walgreens I stumbled on these bamboo brushes. Well after looking at them and checking them out online I decieded to purchase them and try them out. Need less to say I was very surprise to see that they aren't irrating to my skin and the bristles are soft, holds products great as well and my application was smooth. This set costs around $11.99 for this 6 piece set.

They come in this recycled packaging and they are 100% cruelty free which I love to see on any product. The cosmeitc brush roll bag is 55% hemp linen & 45% cotton. Here's a few more interesting facts about this brush set.

  • Bamboo handles has a low impact on the earth's resources as it is a highly sustainable palnt.
  • Synthetic Taklon bristles
  • Sleek ferrule is made from recycled aluminum
  • Cosmetic brush roll bag is made from natural cotton & hemp
  • Resuseable
  • 1% For the planet member

  • Cruelty free hair
  • natural & recycled materials
  • resusable storage pouch


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Wet n Wild ColorIcon Trio Collection

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 1:25PM by Nichole-Clinton 0 Comments -

I've came to love wetnwild as my go to beauty must-have eyeshadows, due to the fact that I can create avery bold and trendy look. There are so many looks that you can create with these palettes and have ablast doing it.  

These are some of the most pigmented colortrios that I have come across  coming from a drugstore brand. Yet I love the looks that I created using these trios and wnw takes the guess work out of how to appy colors with The "how to" palettes. Created to highlight, define, and accentuate specific eye colors to create unique looks. Now these palettes costs around $2.99 at your  walgreens. And these wonderful trios are hard to keep in stock as well. Look at the reason why they are so hard to keep, you get a great product for a little price that won't break your bank.

Now these are also apart of the ColorIcon Trio Collection, and the fact that it was really hard for me to locate these palettes and once I did find them I had no other choice but to get them. I heard so much about them that it was a must to pick 'em up and play around of them. In the real world you might say "what makes they so different from others?" Everything is so different about wnw... they are really stepping it up and are a good contender with the more exspensive brands that's on the market. But they don't have the high end price tags that most have. 

These palettes of 3 matte and 3 highly-pigmented effect shades are sure to please the shade sassy minimalist and enthusiast alike! Each complementary shade can be mixed-and-matched for a variety of day-to-night looks. If you love shimmer you'll love these fun, colorful, bold yet trendy colors. You have...Vanity, Greed, Pride & Lust.  What makeup maven wouldn't want these oh to fabulous plaettes. Just wait there's more coming in the upcoming year... and I want you ladies to be ready for the spring/summer blow out with the 2011 Collection.

I'll be posting swatches for all these plaettes soon.

 



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Pixie Limited Edition Holiday Palettes

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 12:27PM by Nichole-Clinton 0 Comments -

Wet n Wild has came along way since my high school days lol! They are taking the beauty industry by storm with their line and I see why so many makeup lovers are going bananas over these holiday treasures.  Just look at the major out pour for their Holiday Limited Edition Pixie Palettes which flew off stores shelves which in turn made them a must- have HOTitem. I myself had to get my hands on these 4 palettes which are just colorful and pigmented. They are all shimmery and festive for the holidays or whenever you want to look your fabulous. They price these palettes at $4.99 which isn't much considering that you can pay $12 or more for a palette and not get the same quality as you would with wnw.

As you look on the runways you see all of the latest spring/ summer looks and wnw is getting ready to blow their fans mind with the upcoming 2011 collection which will be in walgreens & walmart stores only. From the Holiday collection you have a pretty good idea of what to expect from wnw. 

These ColorIcon are the holiday must haves and are great fro gift giving. These are my diamonds in the rough must haves. These Pixie Holiday palettes are just what the Dr. ordered for all your beauty needs. great colors that's has different shades and a wonderful color combo is what set these palettes apart from their expensive counter parts.



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