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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Brows from NYC New York Color. I Got Some Demi, Too!

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I was given these two beauties from NYC New York Color to show off to all of you. We all know Demi Lovato is super hot right now and her Lovatics line through NYC New York Color is just as hot.
If you want to see these in use, be sure to check out my Snapchat next week! Szizzy12184 is my name and you should be following me anyway because I just crack myself up!
The first piece of this little duet is the Lovatics by Demi Eyebrow Liner from NYC New York Color. Such a great idea! This is a creamy, medium brown, liner capped with a stiff bristled brush. This liner only comes in two shades. Medium brown and dark brown which makes it a little difficult for us light browed ladies. The medium brown was good to apply then blend out. The formula is super creamy and easy to apply. The brush is awesome for shaping those last minute flyaways. Love, love, love this and it's only $1.99! What?!?!
To seal the deal is the NYC New York Color Showtime Lash & Brow Clear Mascara. This formula contains provitamins to help stimulate growth. I love using a clear gel over my brows; especially on a hot day so everything stays in place. This formula is really nice. It's not too thin and not too thick and wears really nicely. It doesn't try tacky or visible. The only thing I don't like about it is the brush. It is too thick and the product doesn't stay on the bristles; so it makes it super hard to apply. You kind of have to dig to get something on it. Otherwise, I love it for $2.99!
Have you tried any of these? Have you seen any of the Lovatics collection? What are your favorite brow products?

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Madam Glam Metallics? Yes, Please!!!

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Today, I am wrapping up my Madam Glam beauty quest. I have three beautiful metallics to share with you. Did I mention that these are all 5-free, vegan and cruelty free? Oh, I didn't...well they are! This is awesome because not a lot of lines of polish can offer this. 

This baby is a textured antique gold. I love the way it feels when it dries and I absolutely love the color. I am such a gold lover and this will go in my "loves" pile.
The formula was really nice for me. I layered it with 3 light coats and it came out perfectly.
You do have to work fast otherwise, you will be dragging the semi-dry polish all over your nail.
This polish looks amazing once it's applied and I just love the glitz in the light. Golden Perfection should be the name, but Beauty works too!

This beautiful golden bronze is a considered a holographic chrome. I see this more as a metallic chrome, but let's explore.
As you can see, it shimmers throughout and does have a beautiful metallic finish. Move it around in the light and you get all kinds of beauty.
I almost see a multi-chrome going on but it leans a little more metallic than chrome so I am torn. Either way, this is a gorgeous polish and I have been wearing the heck out of it. I can't wait to do some art with it.
As you can see in this picture, it does not have a texture to it but it dries smooth. It applies super easy, too. I used 3 light coats to build it up to this opacity. I didn't have any problem with application either.

Ok. this isn't a metallic by definition but it definitely looks metal-ish. This is a full metal glitter and it is gorgeous! If you are into metals like I am, you will love this.
Ok so I think the reason this glitter fascinates me so much is that there is not only gold (my fave color if you haven't guessed) glitters in this polish but there are lavender pieces throughout. Lavender!! How genius??
The golden micro glitters mixed with those large lavender hexes is a perfect combination. I would probably wear this over a navy blue or even a black. Something dark will make these pop so hard!
This was easy to apply and even though I didn't reach a true opacity, I got pretty close with 3 coats. Go slow and it will make you happy! Light, multiple coats is how to get this one work for you. If you are layering this over another color, you may want to go with one layer for the ultimate effect.

Each of these are only $7.90 and Madam Glam always has specials and sales. I have loved every polish I tried today and every polish I have ever tried from them They are each rich in formula, easy to apply and look gorgeous when dried.

What do you think of these? Are you loving all over metallics as much as I am? What color would you layer under that gorgeous glitter? Have you tried any Madam Glam polishes?

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Red Coat Tuesday... Gimmie That Red Polish

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Ok, I think I am coming to the end of my Pretty Little Liars hope journey. I haven't been able to make any of the episodes. I really hoped to catch up on vacation, but I don't know. I'm sunk into the new episodes of Blue Bloods instead. Someone, please, tell me that this season rocks.
Anyway, I am keeping up with my red nails on Tuesdays just so I can play with some pretty polish!! This week, I did some stamping. This plate is the Sd-PS from Dashica. It's a huge sheet of so many fun images and I think I won it in a giveaway a long time ago.
Color Used:
Orly- I don't know the name, but it's gold
Sally Hansen- Rhapsody Red
What do you think of this design? Have you been watching any of the Pretty Little Liars episodes this season? What am I missing?

Monday, July 25, 2016

July Ipsy Glam Bag... Guess If There Is A Liner Or Not!!

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Ok, ok... I've been getting some really fantastic Ipsy bags lately and I've been wondering when the dud is going to hit. Although I did get a pretty great bag, I do have one product in there I'm not so crazy about. Can you guess what it is?
First up is the Meet Matt(e) Trimony eyeshadow from the Balm in the color Matt Moskowitz which is a deep plum. I love this color. Anything in the purple family is a love for me! Like most the Balm shadows, this is a great formula, has fantastic coverage and is easily blendable and buildable. I can't wait to rock this once Fall rolls around. You can get 20% off by using Ipsy20.
Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Primer is one of my favorite primers. Well, pretty much all primer is my favorite primer but this one is just awesome. This also has moisturizing agents in it to really help your makeup stay in place. Get 20% off and Free Shipping by using Ipsylove2016.
BRUSHES!! Give them all to me. This is an Eyeshadow brush from Vasanti. They want you to know that it is great for placing color, highlighting and blending color. I love this pretty much for placing color. The bristles are made from high quality nylon. It is really soft and picks up product really nicely. You can get a great 30% off with the code vasantiipsy30.
The Palmetto Derma Rejuvenating Antioxidant Mask is perfect for this harsh summer. This little beauty is packed with Hyluronic Acid, aloe vera extract, Vitamin C, coconut oil, blueberry, green tea, apple, seabuckthorn oil, jojoba and so much more. This brand also happens to be cruelty free! This product comes out like clay and applies like a dream. It gives you a soft, dewy look to bring with you all day and night. You can pick up 25% off any purchase with  
Last and pretty much least, we have a Felt Tipped Eyeliner from Model Launcher Cosmetics in the color Emerald Isle. The only thing that doesn't make this an absolute poo is that it's a felt tipped liner and it's not black. This non-bleeding formula applies super smoothly and is easy to smoke out if that is what you are looking for. You can take 20% off your order by using Ipsy20.

Overall, I liked my bag. I got a nice variety of products. I really can't complain either because they actually did lay off the liner for a couple months. Do you subscribe to Ipsy? If you are looking for a fairly priced sub box, this is a great one to start with. You can start your registration here

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Beauty Blog Colalition Presents The Weekly Round Up

  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: African Botanics Resurrection Cell Recovery Serum is the ultimate serum that increases collagen synthesis, accelerates skin cell-turnover, plumps and reduces the appearance of fine lines, improves elasticity and tone, deeply nourishes and hydrates skin and it reveals luminous, youthful skin.
  • Spontaneous Chick: Last week you learned about the benefits of the papaya for the skin. This week learn about a papaya and mango face mask recipe that works as well as it tastes.
  • Color Me So Crazy: I've Got Some Estee Edit Products and YOU Will Fall In LOOOOOVE
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: MAC has a new mascara that's supposed to instantly curl your lashes. See Stacie's results and review.
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison is hosting a giveaway to 6 lucky U.S. winners: receive her daytime skincare duo: Reviva Labs Vitamin C+ Serum and Sun Protective Moisturizer with spf 25!
  • I Know all the Words: Glow all summer long with the very cute (an universal!) warm highlight of Mark. Touch & Glow Shimmer Cream Bars All-Over Face Palette