Friday, May 25, 2018

Sally Hansen + Crayola Insta-Dri Swatch and Review

Hey all!

I have pastel Crayola Sally Hansen Insta-Dri's to show you today!

I absolutely love the fun packaging and the pastel colors of this line.



Press Sample

All my swatches are shown in two coats.  Sally Hansen usually promotes Insta-Dri's as one coaters, but I still prefer two.  They dry very fast, so I don't wait very long before applying the second, so there's really not a lot of time added to applying my mani.  

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Canary



Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Sea Green


Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Melon


Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Wisteria


Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Cotton Candy



These applied really well.  I love these pastel shades because, as you know, pastel creams are one of my favorite nail polishes in the world.  

I did this nail art look using Sea Green.  It dried really fast, so I was able to stamp not long after completing my base.  I also love Insta-Dri's to stamp, and I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri White On Time for my stamping polish.



Have you tried the Crayola + Sally Hansen Insta-Dri's yet?

Monday, May 21, 2018

Pixi Beauty Lash and Line Love Swatches and Review

I was very excited to receive Pixi Beauty lash and eyeliner line.  I have completely transformed my makeup vanity into a Pixi Shrine!  I have had the privilege to sample a lot of Pixi products and have loved every. single. one.

Let's look at these mascaras and liners!



Let's start with the mascaras.  


The Black Lacquer Lash Primer is a multitude black lash primer that plumps, protects, and preps lashes.  $15.  Love this product.


The Large Lash Mascara intensely volumes and lengthens for large lashes.  It is smudge proof and water resistant.  $16.


I've been using the primer and mascara combo since I received my package.  I love it.  I have hooded eyes, so it's a necessity for me to have smudge proof and waterproof lashes.  This combination worked amazing for me.

Top to Bottom: Eye Define Waterline, Lash Line Ink, Eye Bright Liner, RoseGlow, VelvetViolet, BlackBlue, MatteMulberry

Lash Line Ink is a deep black ink liner.  It applies so well.  It's waterproof, non-feathering, and quick drying.  This is my new go to tightliner.  As I previously mentioned, I have hooded eyes, so tightlining is part of my everyday routine.  this product does not transfer to lower lash line and stays put all day.  $14.

Eye Define Waterline is a retractable waterproof slim liner with intense, no-smudge color payoff and gentle application.  $14.

Eye Bright Liner is a waterproof inner rim liner used to brighten the eyes.  I use this in combination with the Lash Line Ink.  $12.

Endless Silk Eye Pens are award winning waterproof eye liners that glide on so well.  The formulas are really amazeabells.  You should really give this a try.  They come in a range of colors: BackBlue, VelvetViolet, MatteMulberry, RoseGlow.  I have to say, RoseGlow is hands down my favorite.  $6 - $12.

Pixi Beauty products are available at www.pixibeauty.com.  

Have you tried out any Pixi Beauty Products?  Which ones are your favorites?

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Zoya Sunshine Summer 2018 Swatch and Review


Hey all!

I finally have the Zoya Sunshine Summer 2018 Collection to show you!

 Last weekend was a pretty terrible weekend that carried over onto Monday.  Well, I woke up Tuesday morning and was like, "Forget everything, I'm going to do one of my favorite things to get my mind and heart in a better place."  One of my favorite things to do is to watch Trisha Yearwood's cooking show while playing with polish!


All of my swatches are in two coats.  The formulas are really great and I did not have issues with any.

I do have a thin layer of clear polygel on my nails for strength, which started breaking down and lifting throughout my swatch session.  So, if you see some wonky lines, that's what it's from.  

The morning sun was very good this day, so all my pictures were taken in natural sunlight.

Zoya Jack

Zoya Delia

Zoya Missy

Zoya Sandy

Zoya Minnie

Zoya Virginia

Zoya Clementine

Zoya Ellie

Zoya Karen

Zoya Marigold

Zoya Nahla

Zoya Saldana



My favorites from this collection are Sandy, Minnie, and Marigold.

Which ones are your favorites?

Zoya Nail Polish is available at Zoya.com with a 10 free formula.  Formulated without formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, camphor, TPHP, paraben, xylene, ethyl tosylamde and lead.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Hard Candy Rose Gold Palette Swatch and Review

Hey all!  

Hard Candy has launched a new Rose Gold Pro Pallette!  The Palette includes mattes and shimmering eyeshadow shades.  Let's take a look!



Top row:

Diamond, Charmer, Sweetheart, Love Affair, Marry Up.


Middle row:

Frisky, First Date, Double Date, Heartbreaker, Kiss and Tell.

Bottom row:

Single, Sweet Nothing, Roses, Ball and Chain, Heart Beat.


These shades are easily buildable, universally flattering and have great payoff.  You can blend, crease, accent, and apply all over with ease.  There's so many looks you can create with this palette.

Included are four eyeshadow brushes.





The Hard Candy Rose Gold Palette is sold exclusively at Walmart and retails for $10.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Pixi Pretties Collection

Hey all!

Pixi Beauty released an ah-mazing collection in collaboration with three talented Instagram Makeup Artists.  I was fortunate to receive one of the prettiest press packages I have ever seen.


I'll start with the Pixi X Chloe Morello collaboration: Pixi Palette Chloette Romantic Radiance.


It includes these versatile eyeshadow shades.


Blushes.


And, this beautiful gloss.  Pixi Lip Icing in Cake.  It can be worn alone, or it's awesome as a topper.


Next, is the Pixi X Dolce Candy, which includes a highlight and lip palette.


Pixi Cafe con Dolce Sweet Glow


Pixi Dulce's Lip Candy Sugar and Spice.


Last, is the Pixi X Weylie Hoang, which includes and eyeshadow palette and black liner duo.



I'm a huge fan of Pixi Beauty.  Their makeup and skin care are of amazing quality.  I have been using their liquid lip, glow tonic, and now these palettes religiously.

Have you tried any Pixi products yet?

Monday, April 23, 2018

Sally Hansen Summer Solstice Miracle Gel Collection Swatches

Hey all!

Sally Hansen presents their latest launch in their "Travel Stories" series and I have two to show you!



There are 8 summer shades in the Sally Hansen Summer Solstice Collection. 

Golden Glow
"Extend your summer glow with a metallic gold."
There's some pink in here, hopefully you can see it in my swatch.



Sea Gals
"Make it a magical mermaid moment in this shimmery aqua blue"
This is a pretty icy blue that'll look great at the beach!



I do not have the rest to swatch, but I'll list them for you!

After Altar Take it to the dancefloor post-vows in a soft & subtle light nude.

Forever Together It’s fate! Raise a glass to a go-with-anything dusty purple.


 I Lava You Whisper sweet nothings donning a perfectly pearly pink (available in a duo pack with Miracle Gel Top Coat). 

Just Wanna Have Sun Enjoy bright, sunny days in a red-orange tint that evokes a tropical sunset (available in a duo pack with Miracle Gel Top Coat). 

 Koi Coral Spend days snorkeling in a cool coral shade.

Ocean Daze Pick a marital-minded mint crème shade for your seaside escape.



With Sally Hansen Miracle Gel®, you’re just 2 simple steps away from a gel-like manicure that removes easily with regular nail polish remover:
1.     Apply two thin coats of Miracle Gel color to clean, bare nails.
2.     Apply one coat of Miracle Gel Top Coat to activate curing.

The Miracle Gel Top Coat must be used in tandem with Miracle Gel color for a high-gloss, mirror shine manicure that is more durable than traditional nail polish. No U.V. lamp needed!



 The new, limited-edition “Summer Solstice” collection will be 
available in May 2018 at Walgreens. Sally Hansen Miracle 

Gel® and Miracle Gel Top Coat will retail for $9.99 each. 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Pink Gellac Starter Kit Review

Hey everyone!  I have a, new to me, gel polish system to show you today!  

Pink Gellac sent me their Gel Polish Starter Kit to try.  The kit came with everything you need to apply a flawless gel polish manicure.



Included in the kit:
Primer
Base Coat
1 Gel Polish Colour
Ultra Shine Top Coat
10 Remover Pockets
LED Lamp
Nail  File
Orange Woodstick
10 Cleaner Pockets

The shade included in my kit was Pink Gellac 182 Dynamic Pink


I did a full Manicure using the whole system and it wore very well.  I did make sure to prep my nails well before applying.  If you are new to gel, and are unsure how to prep, the  Pink Gellac Starter Kit does have a comprehensive manual to guide you through the process.

Removal was easy.  I buff off the top coat and then soak with the included remover pockets.  By the way, I really love the ease of wrapping up the nail with the remover pockets.  Again, if you're new to gel, the manual will guide you through.

You can order the Pink Gellac Starter Kit at PinkGellac.com.  I visited the website at the time I made this post and it's listed at $49.50, which is a fantastic deal considering it includes every single thing you need to do a gel manicure.  

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed my review!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Jesse's Girl Lipstick Swatches

Hey!!!  I hope you have had time to read my Jesse's Girl Glow Stix review.  When I received the PR package for the Glow Stix, Jesse's Girl also included a lot of their lipsticks!



I did a quick swatch of all the shades for you.



The formulas are creamy, some are matte, but all wear comfortably.  These are great lipsticks and they come in several shades.

They will look amazing with Jesse's Glow Stix as a topper!

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