Monday, July 21, 2014

Stamping - Wet N Wild Black Creme vs Bundle Monster Black

Hey y'all!  I've had this done for a while and thought I'd posted it, but sadly I forgot.  Today I have a comparison post.  While I was playing around with the Bundle Monster Creative Art polishes I grabbed the Noir Black(13) and put it up against Wet N Wild Black Creme.

I started off with a base color of Electric Pink(21), which is a bright pink cream.  It dries flat, so I used Seche over top of it.

I used my BM-408 plate on the pinky and ring fingers and my BM-412 plate on the index and middle fingers.

Wet N Wild Black Creme was stamped on the middle and pinky fingers while Noir Black 13 was used on the index and ring fingers.

Please keep in mind that I'm not a stamping expert yet, so as you can see there are some blank spots in each of the images.

 Cell phone macro shot of Noir Black.

Cell phone macro shot of WnW Black Creme

As you can see, Noir Black is super opaque while Black Creme actually looks brown.  It's still a great stamping polish for something from the drugstore, but I really like the Bundle Monster black. :D

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Bodycology Scents for Every Kind of Flirt

*Press Samples*

Hey y'all!  Today I have some new products from Bodycology.  When summer flings have lost their magic, spark up a new romance this fall with these alluring scents.  Each scent is available in a Moisturizing Body Cream as well as a Fragrance Mist, they're 8oz. and both retail for $3.99 each.  

Fragrance Mist - For a splash of fragrance and energy, spritz lightly on wrists, neck, and shoulders.  For all-over freshness, spray into air and let the fine mist gently surround you.  Conditioning and hydrating Honey and Aloe Vera provide a burst of refreshment.

Playful Romance Fragrance Mist - Turn heads with the sweet blend of juicy berries and amber creme.  With undertones of oriental floral this fragrance will entice anyone who lets it hit their senses.  Top notes of Apple Blossom, Peach, and Blackberry give a fruity base, leading into mid notes of Frosted Freesia, Jasmine, and Orris Butter, enting with dry notes of Whipped Amber Creme, Sandalwood, and Vanilla Musk, resulting in a scent that will be forever desirable. This one smells more amber with musk and a hint of fruit to me.  

Sheer Innocence Fragrance Mist - The fresh scent of citrus mingled with peony petals and vanilla creme delights your senses.  This light fragrance will give you feelings of heavenly desire.  Top notes of Pink Grapefruit, Dewy Greens, and Honey leading into mid tones of Tender Rose, Jasmine, and Peony Petal, ending with dry notes of Sheer Musk, White Amber, and Vanilla.  This one is more musky and floral.  Of the two, this one is my favorite.

Moisturizing Body Cream - Formulated with Shea, Cocoa Butter, Jojoba Butter, Vitamin E, and Aloe Vera, this luxurious cream penetrates skin to leave it feeling soft for hours.  Smooth over skin, giving special care to dry or rough areas to enjoy long-lasting hydration.

Sweet Seduction - An enticing scent with a succulent blend of fresh petals and apple.  With both floral and fruity undertones this fragrance will captivate your senses.  Top notes of Juicy Orange, Crisp Apple, Melon Water, and Red Plum open this intriguing scent, leading with mid notes of Red Currant, Muguet Petals, Rose, and Sweet Freesia, ending with dry notes of Creamy Sandalwood and Sheer Musk.  Unfortunately, this one just didn't do it for me.  I don't know if it's too artificial smelling or if it reminds me of the BBW scents I used to love in high school.  It is kinda strong though too.  

Instant Attraction - This will electrify your senses with its hints of dark orchid and sparkling pear.  Starting off with top notes of Fresh Ozone, Watery Pear, and Pink Peppercorn leading into the heart notes of Romantic Rose, and Sensual Ylang, and ending with the overall base notes of White Amber, Blonde Woods and Addictive Musk.  This fragrance is known to captivate your senses leaving you with an everlasting scent of intriguing floral.    Out of everything, this is my absolute favorite.  It's rose-y and musky, and feminine.  I will have to get the fragrance mist in this scent.

I really love the body creams, not only is the packaging too cute(and makes me want to do matching mani's), but they're fragrant, moisturizing, and quick absorbing.  

Available at Walmart and

bodycology is dedicated to empowering women to look and feel their best with high-quality, personalized products in a variety of fragrances.  All products are free of parabens, phthalates, & mineral oil, and they are half the price of specialty stores.  Stay pretty and shop smart with bodycology.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Neon Nike Flyknit Air Max Inspired Mani

Hey y'all!  Today is kind of a pictoral, if you will.  The post has a lot of pictures, but I took them after each step of this mani.  I was inspired by a pair of shoes I found on Pinterest, the Nike Flyknit Air Max

I started out with a base of Wet N Wild Black Creme.

Using a fan brush and I brushed Bundle Monster Angelic White(13) onto my ring and middle fingers.  This was to create a base for the colors in the next step to show up more and pop off of the black.

I cleaned off the fan brush while the white dried.  Then I took a few drops of  Funky Fingers Limelight(green), Highlighter(yellow), and Drop The Bass(orange) and placed them on a palette. Dipped the fan brush in each color to make a gradient on the brush, and swept it over the white. 

While THAT dried, I grabbed Funky Fingers Glitter Explains It All and Glitter Matters.  I layered them both over the index and pinky fingers.  Just to add a little extra before topping it all off with Seche. I mean, you can't go wrong with glitter. :D

It's not exactly how I wanted it, but I absolutely love it.  I had to grab some macro shots of it too.

So what do y'all think?  I'm totally digging it & think it's the perfect way to wear neon's if you don't want to fully commit to wearing just a solid neon shade.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Finger Paints Enchanted Mermaid Collection

*Press Samples*

Hey y'all!  Today I have the FingerPaints Enchanted Mermaid Collection which is a LIMITED EDITION underworld inspired textured nail collection.  I've seen/heard some disappointment in this collection.  I can certainly see that, BUT it gave me a great idea....keep reading to see what it is.

All of the swatches below are 2 coats, without topcoat....and probably could've used a 3rd coat on each.

Sailor's Lure -  This is a denim blue with a slight purple shimmer, which didn't really show up too much in the camera.

Sea Temptress -  Pearly, metallic white......opalescent maybe?

Tails of Love - Deep teal that is totally a mermaid shade.

Underwater Enchantress - Forrest-y olive green with kind of a brown base and a golden shimmer.  This totally makes me think of a dragons egg color.

Underwater Enchantress alone made me look at these polishes again.  At first, I thought....they're shimmery polishes that someone decided to throw small clear glitters into to try and attempt the normal sandy-like texture.  Because of the dragons egg look, I instantly thought of using these for the DIY dragon eggs that Accio Lacquer came up HERE to see what I'm talking about. 

FingerPaints can be found at Sally's Beauty Supply.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Ready...Set...Gorgeous with CoverGirl

Hey y'all!  My favorite foundation for my excessively oily skin is the CoverGirl Outlast 3-in-1.  It lasts for hours, doesn't break down, and only requires minimal blotting throughout the day...even in the humid GA weather.  I love it, and will NEVER give it up....(#rickroll)....even though I need a lighter shade now.

When the Ready...Set...Gorgeous line came out, I saw a lot of reviews on YouTube almost comparing the two.  Basically, saying that this was the non-SPF and much lighter(not as heavy) version of Outlast.  So, I had to try.  Especially since I wanted something without SPF, so there was no flashback, and something lighter for the summer.

The most difficult part was finding my shade.  There wasn't any info on their website, so rather than track it down at Walgreens(which I would rather have found there on sale), I went to WalMart.  I grabbed a bottle of my perfect shade from Revlon and held it up to these tubes of foundation.  105(Classic Ivory) was the closest.  I also grabbed 310(Classic Tan) so that I could try the contour and highlight method with foundation.  I also snagged the concealer in 105-110(Fair).

After watching a few videos, I decided to give it a go.  I didn't take pictures while I had the product on my face, BUT I did use all 3 of these.  310 for the contour, the concealer under my eyes, and 105 everywhere else.  I brushed each on separately, without blending it in.  Once my entire face was done, I took my damp Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge and blended it all together, starting from the outside of my face working towards the middle.  I'll have a review of it up soon, but this is what it looked like after.

I'm just now noticing how pale this makes me look.....and I think it was mostly the flash in a dark room.  I look like a ghost, but you can barely see where the two different shades are.  It looks weird, BUT I went further with it.

I can't remember what else I used on my face, because I didn't write it down, but here's what my completed face looks like after setting the foundation with powder, a light dusting of contour powder, eyes, etc.  I also didn't do any "swatches" of this, such a bad blogger.

I like how natural it looks.  I'm not sure if the "Casper Face" is from how stinking pale I am at the moment or if it's from the foundation, but I'm used to it.  I think it matches my neck pretty well.

Now, to my thoughts.  I love how light this is, how easy it is to blend, how it applies with my blending sponge, etc.  What I don't love is that it seems to allow oil to break through after about 4-5 hours of wear.  It didn't break down, and the concealer actually stayed without creasing, but I had to blot AND powder.  It may have also been that I didn't get the Powder Foundation and use with it.  I will eventually pick that up to try together.

That being said, I don't actually hate it.  I'm glad that this is available in WalMart and is on the actual display.  I hope that means they're going to make this part of their permanent line.  There are times when I only wear makeup for a few hours and this is perfect for me because I absolutely HATE carrying powder around to touch up.  I will blot with tissues before applying more powder.

Have you tried this yet?  What do you think?  Do you plan to pick this up?  Also, these were some of the last pics before I recently cut my hair.  I'll get new ones soon....if they're not already on IG.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Zoya Ivanka

Hey y'all!  Today I have the last unswatched Zoya in my collection.  I have just over 100 and am happy that this is done.  I'll slowly start doing this for my others so I can get them all done brand by brand.

This is Ivanka

This is 3 coats with top coat.

Ivanka  can be best described as mermaid green sparkling metallic.

Now the actual bottle IRL, and on the website has a mermaid look to it.  You can somewhat see that in the bottle on these pictures.  I didn't think it transferred to the nails at all.  In fact this was super sheer and probably would've looked better over a dark green base. 


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