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

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Lynnderella Beleaf is Magic.

Hello! I have my second polish from Lynnderella's Everything's Coming Up Neon Collection to show you. This one is called Beleaf is Magic. Just like every other Lynnderella Lacquer I own it was gorgeous, complex and easy to apply. Lynn's description of this shade is:

Beleaf is Magic. contains neon yellow and green, lime microglitter accented with various vivid red and pink glitters. Clear base.

I'm wearing this with Illamasqua's Radium underneath. You can find Illamasqua polsihes here and purchase Lynnderella Lacquers here. Photos were taken in outdoor light.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Lynnderella Tres Chic, Duckie Dear

Hello! Today's post is featuring a polish called Tres Chic, Duckie Dear from Lynnderella's latest collection Everything's Coming Up Neon. I was recently gifted the entire set, so I will be showing each polish over the coming days. There are 8 in total. I LOVE this polish. It's so bright and cheery! I'm wearing one coat of Tres Chic, Duckie Dear atop one coat of Elevation Polish Streetside, NYC.
Lynn's description of this shade is: Très Chic, Duckie Dear has yellow and orange neons, orange holographic microglitter all in a clear, pink-shimmered base.

Lynnderella polishes can be purchased here. You can check out her blog here. 

All photos were taken in outdoor light.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Everyday Look With Grandma Lip Tar

Hello! Today's post is a quick and simple look you can do everyday. You can just swap out the blush and lip colors for whatever you like or add a quick cream shadow and kohl liner. Easy! In this post I'm using a couple of products I haven't blogged about before. First is Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar. I've used these before and I absolutely love them. They are long-wearing and come in all kinds of awesome colors that are meant to be mixed. The tube will last forever since you need so little. A dot about the size of a lower case "o" in this post may be too much, but it gives you a good idea of how pigmented these are. They're definitely worth a try!

         Next up is Maybelline Dream Fresh BB 8-in-1 Cream. Admittedly I never would've tried this since I never seemed to have any luck choosing drugstore foundations but it was too light for my sister and she gave it to me. It was a perfect match! (I wear Deep Sheer Tint usually an NC45/50 in MAC) This has an incredible formula. It's light but evens the skin and hydrates it well. If you're drier or used to a heavier moisturizer you may still want to use one with this. My only complaint is that I wish it didn't have sunscreen but that's just personal preference. I really can't recommend it enough. The price can't be beat either. I believe it hovers around $10 but with the sales drugstores usually run you can get it cheaper for sure. Before buying make sure the store has a generous return policy in case you need to return it for a different shade.
         Finally I have bareMinerals Matte loose powder. I love this powder. It gives a glow and covers quite well, while keeping you matte. I used it in this look lightly dusted over my face. I'm wearing shade Medium Dark. If you are going to go for the pressed version and you have deeper skin do test it out first since the artist that sold this to me said it has a tendency to look ashen since it contains sunscreen.

I think that about covers it! Photos below!

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream in Deep Sheer Tint
bareMinerals Matte loose powder in Medium Dark
M.A.C ProLongwear Concealer in NC45
M.A.C Mineralize Blush in Love Joy
M.A.C Mineralize SkinFinish in Semi-Precious Pearl (LE)
M.A.C Brow Pencil in Stud
M.A.C Clear Brow Gel
M.A.C Opulash Mascara in Optimum Black
Shiseido Mascara Base