Monday, June 24, 2013

Bye Bye Google Reader!

I wanted to remind you guys that if you use Google Reader to read blogs, it will be gone by July. I've been using Bloglovin' for a few months now and I really like it a lot! I'm going to link to a really great tutorial that will make it super easy to transfer things over for you  on Bloglovin.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 21, 2013

RiRi (Rihanna) Hearts M.A.C Summer Collection

Hello! Today I have three pieces from the RiRi Hearts M.A.C Summer Collection. I have Heaux & RiRi Boy Lipsticks and Barbados Girl Lustre Drops to show you. (I passed on  Hibiscus Kiss) I had RiRi Woo from before so I'll put those pictures in this post as well. I really loved all of these products, but if I had to choose a favorite, I would pick Barbados Girl Lustre Drops. They are so gorgeous. They give you the most beautiful bronzy rose gold glow and tan with a bit of silver sparkle. Unfortunately I could not capture that on film. I am wearing them on my cheeks in all of the photos (except the ones with RiRi Woo) but the flash and the sun wouldn't allow them to properly show up no matter what I did. But if you can get your hands on them at some point, they're worth it!
The lipsticks were fabulous too! If you love a matte finish these are for you. I love RiRi Boy because you very rarely see this shade of lavender-violet in a matte. Heaux is such a pretty rich pinkish red berry. It would be perfect for fall too. As of when I wrote this post you can still order these lipsticks on M.A.C's website for shipment in July.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Lynnderella Everything's Coming Up Neon Swatches + Giveaway!

Hi! This post is just putting all of my swatches of Lynnderella's Everything's Coming Up Neon Collection in one spot. Lynnderella Lacquers can be purchased here.  Also, don't forget to enter my Lynnderella giveaway! 

Prize # 1

Prize # 2

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Lynnderella Giveaway!

Hi there! I'm hosting my first giveaway! There will be 2 Prizes and 2 Winners! The winner will receive 4 brand new unopened bottles of Lynnderella's Everything's Coming Up Neon Collection (The ones photographed are my own). Have fun!!

Prize # 1

Prize # 2

Lynnderella Crocus Pocus

Hello Again! This post features Lynnderella Crocus Pocus from the Everything's Coming Up Neon Collection. This is the final lacquer I have to show you from this collection. I must say this is definitely one of my favorite collections Lynnderella has put out. The polishes are sensational to say the least! Lynn describes Crocus Pocus like this:

Crocus Pocus contains periwinkle, lavender, white, neon purple and blue iridescent flecks in a strong lavender-blue-shimmered base. Note the wizardry of Spring with assorted moons and stars. 

This is such a gorgeous polish! The contrast between the periwinkle, neon and pastel glitters is so adorable! This color palette reminds me of a bouquet of spring flowers; hence the name she used. I used one coat of Sinful Colors Sweet Tooth underneath one coat of Crocus Pocus.

Lynnderella Lacquers can be purchased here.

Lynnderella Bird Brain Blue

Hello! Today's post features Lynnderella's Bird Brain Blue from the Everything's Coming Up Neon Collection. Lynn describes this lacquer like this:

BirdBrain Blue has scattered cyan, turquoise, magenta, neon blue and green, neon pink and pastel satin aqua glitters in a soft, translucent robin's egg aqua base with matching shimmer. 

It's such a pretty polish that contains different shapes of flowers, butterflies and hearts. As usual I found shapes that I didn't know were in there. I applied one coat of Bird Brain Blue over one coat of Sinful Colors Sugar Rush.

Lynnderella Lacquers can be purchased here.

Monday, May 6, 2013

M.A.C RiRi Woo

Hello! Today I have M.A.C's RiRi Woo lipstick to show you. It's Rihanna's take on M.A.C's Ruby Woo lipstick. I don't have the original Ruby Woo so I can't compare them. I LOVE this shade! It's just gorgeous. The formula was smooth and rich. I definitely recommend picking this one up when it's restocked again in June. It will be released alongside each of Rihanna's collections that are coming out, so if you can't grab it right away don't worry. I don't have many details, but you can sign up on the M.AC website to get notifications of launches. Swatches below!

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Warm Almond  6.5
M.A.C ProlLongwear Concealer in NC45
M.A.C Brow Pencil in Stud
M.A.C Clear Brow Gel
M.A.C Blush in Gingerly
M.A.C Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Whisper of Gilt (LE)
CARGO Bronzer in Dark
M.A.C Bronzer in Refined Deeper Bronze (Discontinued)
M.A.C Opulash Mascara in Optimum Black


M.A.C Prep + Prime Lip
M.A.C Lipliner in Brick
M.A.C Lipstick in RiRi Woo (Limited Run)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Lynnderella Sugar Bunny

Hello everyone! Today's post features Lynnderella Sugar Bunny from the Everything's Coming Up Neon Collection. Lynn describes this polish like this:

Sugar Bunny has assorted white glitters accented with neons in a translucent soft white shimmering base. 

This is such a pretty polish and it's filled with all kinds of shapes, textures and colors. It will be great over so many different colors. I only used one coat of Sugar Bunny over two coats of Sinful Colors Orange Cream. Lynnderella polishes can be purchased here. 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Lynnderella Her Name is Petal

Hello! Today's post features Lynnderella Her Name is Petal from the Everything's Coming Up Neon Collection. Lynn describes this polish like this:

Her Name is Petal is a multi-glitter with assorted neon, pastel satin and matte glitters in a multi-shimmer clear base.

This polish is so complex and gorgeous! What I love about it is that it will go over a lot of different bases. I am wearing mine over Rescue Beauty Lounge Bella. Lynnderella polishes can be purchased here. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Lynnderella Eggstra Pretty!

Hello! Today's post features the Lynnderella Lacquer Eggstra Pretty from her Everything's Coming Up Neon Collection. I am wearing two coats of Eggstra Pretty over one coat of Flower I Lavendare You! Lynn describes her lacquer like this:

Eggstra Pretty! has scattered assorted neon, pastel satin and matte glitters in a soft, translucent lavender-white base with subtle lilac shimmer. 

I love this polish; it's so complex. There's something about it that's Art Deco-ish to me. One of my favorite things about Eggstra Pretty is the large matte black hexes, not to mention the striking contrast between pastel and neon. Lynnderella Lacquers can be purchased here. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Lynnderella Candy Blossom


Today I have Lynnderella's Candy Blossom lacquer to show you! It too is from the Everything's Coming Up Neon Collection. Here is how Lynn describes this polish:

Candy Blossom is made with pastel pink satin, neon pink and green, white as well as yellow glitters in a clear pink-shimmered base. 

It's so so pretty and perfect for spring. This one will look great on top of a lot of different bases. Today I chose CND Girlie Pink to go underneath. The contrast between the different finishes and color palettes really make this (and all the others in this collection) very striking. I love it!
Lynnderella Lacquers can be purchased here. 
Pictures were taken in outdoor light.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Hot Red Lips & Dramatic Liner

Hello! Today's post features a look that was done on me yesterday by my friend Angie at the M.A.C counter for her skill certification. The look was done in stages so I'll just paraphrase what was done and then list the products.

My skin was perfected using the Dark Concealer Palette and Pro Longwear Concealer in NC45. A mixture of NC45 & NC50 Mineralize Moisture Liquid Foundation was then lightly applied to my face. This was lightly dusted with Mineralize Skinfinish  in Dark.

My brows were filled in using Concrete Eyeshadow and Spiked Brow Pencil.

My face was highlighted and contoured with Studio Tech, ProLongwear Concealer and Mineralize Skinfinish Natural from what I can recall. None of the products listed were in shades I'd normally wear. They were darker or lighter.

The inner rim of my eyes (top and bottom) were line with Feline Kohl Power Liner and the lined with Blacktrack Gel Liner.

For my lips, Prep + Prime Lip was applied followed by liner (line and fill). Redd and Cherry lipliners were used. Using a lip brush Lady Danger Lipstick was applied followed by Russian Red LipstickRussian Red (I think) Lipglass was applied (with a brush) followed by Clear Lipglass.

For the my lashes #6 Lashes were applied followed by mid length Individual Lashes #30.

And there you have it! I'll list the products so it's easier to see. Photos below.

Dark Concealer Palette
Pro Longwear Concealer NC45
Mineralize Moisture Liquid Foundation NC45/NC50
Studio Tech
Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Dark 

Blacktrack Gel Liner
Feline Kohl Power
#6 Lash
#30 Lash

Prep + Prime Lip
Redd Lipliner
Cherry Lipliner
Lady Danger Lipstick
Russian Red Lipstick
Russian Red Lipglass 
Clear Lipglass