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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

NYC New York Color Get It All Lip Color

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I am back at the lip game. This last week was a little crazy between my Birthday and a family member getting very sick. I am back to the bizzz though, so get ready! I have 3 fabulous lipsticks to show you and they will not break the bank. 
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NYC New York Color has been pumping out all kinds of really great products lately and their quality has been really impressive. These are only $2.99 each and better yet; you can find them at just about any drug and grocery store. The key features are the creamy, long lasting formula. The colors are vibrant and rich.

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This is a bubble gum pink color with a slight, very slight shimmer. This is a very pretty color and I really can't get enough of these kinds of pinks. I love these with a little summer color on my skin; it really makes the color pop. 

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This creamy coral color is perfect for any skintone. Coral is like the only color that can be worn no matter what shade your skin is. It looks good on everyone. It is the perfect summer color. This color applied really smoothly for me and stayed for about 3-4 hours. 
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This nis the darkest color of my little sample collection. It is a deep creamy wine color. It applies very nicely and does leave a little stain after the original color wears out. I will say, it was a little patchy- for some reason. Once you get a couple layers on, it lays nicely but it is not a one swipe lippy. 
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There are 12 colors in this collection and they run from light pink to red to deep wine. They are very nice, light and fun colors for the summer. Have you seen these in stores yet? Have you tried any of the new Get It All Lipsticks?

Monday, May 2, 2016

Nail Bliss Sculpted Acrylic Nail Kit

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I have not worn or had false nails in several years. When I was contacted by Nail Bliss, I was a bit leary of using press-on nails, but my natural nails have been in such sad shape coming out of the this Topamax fog that I thought it would nice to have some protection of them for a while. I was given 5 products from Nail Bliss to show you and I will be showing them off over the next several weeks.
First up is the Nail Bliss Sculpted Acrylic Nail Kit in the Active Square shape. I actually got two of the four shapes so a little bit of a longer length will be coming your way. There is both square and rounded shapes and they offer mega gel shine and up to 10-days of wear. They are both with the acrylic paint. These feature the Patented Acrylic Infused Technology, which makes these thicker and stronger than other products. They are 500% stronger and do not chip.
This kit includes pink gel glue, 28 nails in 14 sizes, a mini nail file and a manicure stick. They are $8.29 and found exclusively at Sally's. You can visit to see the entire line and buy. I love having my nails longer than they naturally are... a little bit longer. These were a little too long for me. I did have to file them down a bit so that I was comfortable wearing them for 10 days. Now, I must say that the tips of the Nail Bliss nails are super strong because I had a hard time just filing them down. I had to cut them and then file.
Overall, I have enjoyed wearing them. Once I got them down to the length that was comfortable for me, I was able to wear them for 11 days before I changed them. I even painted over them a couple of times. I did have a couple fall off during that time, but I also did plant an entire garden, go grocery shopping, clean my daughters room, work out, and do other normal day activities so I was impressed that all of them didn't fall off. I would have definitely broke a natural nail doing those tasks.
What do you think of these kinds of nails? Have you ever heard of Nail Bliss before? What is your preferred nail length?

Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Round Up

  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Looking for a way to create a soft makeup look? Jessica used Glamour Doll Eyes eyeshadows for a natural look.
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: If you are wondering whether TOM FORD Beauty Cream and Powder Eye Color in Naked Bronze and Golden Peach from the Soleil Collection 2016 live up to the hype or not, then take a look at these swatches and decide for yourself! You might want to get yours before they sell out!
  • Spontaneous Chick: This week Spontaneous Chick is sharing a avocado and olive oil hair mask recipe for dry hair which is perfect for those of you who want to moisturize and strengthen your hair.
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: Check out Stacie's quick and easy half up hairstyle tutorial.
  • I Know all the Words: Lips get the VIP treatment with Sleek Lip VIP Semi-Matte Lipstick
  • Color Me So Crazy: I Recreated a Snapchat Filter and It's Pretty Awesome!! Check It....
  • Advice Sisters Beauty Fashion & Lifestyle: there's a new look for your Orgasm!
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Never Say Die Beauty s hosting a giveaway for Mother's Day of the lovely LATHER Lavender Soap Set with 3 natural soaps along with a sustainable bamboo wood soap tray. Please enter before it ends on Monday!
  • george & bear: The simple way Clare @ george and bear fixed her keratosis pilaris
  • Friday, April 29, 2016

    Make Me Pretty Giveaways

    *All photos are provided by giveaway owners. All credit is given to them. *

    Today is make my Pretty Giveaways!! You get a comprehensive list of giveaways from around the Beauty Blog World!! I will gather a list of giveaways throughout the week and put them in a post. I will post the link on my sidebar so in case you miss it, you can quickly access it from there.

    If you are interested in adding one that I have missed, please do so by using my contact  form here of emailing me at

    Thursday, April 28, 2016

    Masks, Masks, Sooooo Many Masks- Let's Translate

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    Face sheet masks are making their way back around. Everyone is wearing them and you can get one for just about any skin condition. I have managed to compile quick a stock of them and I wanted to walk you through the different kinds. 

    pur-lisse- Blue Lotus+ Seaweed and White Tea+ Seaweed
    These contain Asian botanicals that fight to blend free radicals, improves skin texture, firm skin, and bring back a healthy complexion. pur-lisse says to use this 1-2 times a week for the full effect. These are $8 each. 

    Tony Moly- Avocado for Nutrition and Pomegranate for Elasticity
    These sheet masks boast their 3 layers; a pulp layer sandwiched between 2 layers of rayon. These don't contain parabens, talc, benzophenone or triethanolamine. They are $4 each. You can buy these at Sephora.

    Dermal- Syn-Ake Collagen Essence Mask
    This mask, apparently, you can feel the difference immediately. This is because of the peptide syn-ake. It is similar to real snake venom. It was developed by the Swiss and is supposed to smooth your skin with preventing skin from wrinkling.  You can get this for $4.52 for 10 sheets. 

    When- Travelmate
    This mask is used to help recover skin from the everyday hardships such as sun, wind and dry air. They are made from Biocellulose sheets which is soft, gentle and made from coconuts to help deliver the ingredients better. You can buy these for $7 each at Sephora or Ulta. I'll be sharing more on this brand and more of their masks later on, so stay tuned!!

    Sephora- Pearl Mask
    This is made with white pearl to help even out skin tone, brighten skin and minimize irregularities. This is a cloth mask and it contains mushrooms and broccoli! I think that is so funny. Anyway, unlike the other 4 masks, you keep this on for only 15 minutes. You can pick this up from Sephora for $6.

    What you need to know. These are different than the masks you buy in a jar or tube, apply to your face, let dry and then wash off. These often exfoliate, deep clean and have other ingredients that the sheets don't contain. The sheets are mostly made of serums that can survive on a sheet and then be transferred to your skin. 
    These should be used in conjunction with your regular routine and should not replace your routine. I like to do a spa day once a week. Once a week I use a face mask, not once a day. Even though they do contain serums like you regularly use on your face, they shouldn't replace them. 
    If you are acne prone like me, you need to be careful with which masks you use on your face. Think about it... putting a sheet over your skin for about 20 minutes can create a warm greenhouse effect for bacteria. You should first make sure you use sheet masks on freshly cleansed skin, only!

    The best thing about sheet masks are that they are easy to use, super sterile with their one time use packets, and they are fantastic for traveling. They can be doubled as a treatment and moisturizer all-in-one.

    Mask tip: for a cool facial treatment, stick your mask in the fridge and for a warm facial treatment, stick it under hot water for a couple of minutes. Of course, you want to do this while in the packet still.

    Most of the masks that I have contain water, glycerin and aloe. Most of them also contain
    Tony Moly contained the best (I think) ingredients. They include all the fruits and vegetables for each mask, niacin, biotin, folic acid, collagen and elastin.

    How do you feel about sheet masks? What is your favorite brand? Do you have a favorite type of mask?