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Showing posts with label Makeup Look. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Makeup Look. Show all posts

8/25/13

Midnight Velvet m.vie Mineral Makeup Review and $50 GIVEAWAY!

I'm finally back! I apologize for the delay in posts. It seems like every year, the weeks leading up to school mess up my mojo. And then I got sidetracked by a new job (my first job by the way!) but I'm finally catching up!

Today I'm reviewing a new to me brand, m.vie from Midnight Velvet. After my first makeup review I got a great response so I'm excited to post more for you guys.


For this look I used the m.vie Tangerine Dream Mineral Gem Trio loose pigments. I fully expected to have to pack these on but a little goes a very long way. I also used NYX Eyeshadow Base to help the pigments stick.
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Go-Go Gold (the gold) is my favorite. It applies so vibrant and beautiful. It's a gorgeous antique gold. Savvy Saffron (the bronze-y color) is more orange in real life but still wearable. And finally Green Light, my second favorite, is a light mossy green. It's very flattering and wearable as well.


Along with the pigments, I used my first gold eyeliner--the m.vie Waterproof Eye Liner in Gold Shimmer. This gold is even prettier than Go-Go Gold (if that is possible). This is great on the water liner and didn't rub off one bit. I also like the convenience of the attached smudger.

Click below to keep reading and enter the $50 GIVEAWAY!

6/1/13

2 Easy Glitter Makeup Looks | BA Star Review



Today I'm stepping out of my comfort zone and mixing things up on the blog! For a while I have wanted to work some makeup into my posts and I thought that this would be a fun way to do that.

I've created two makeup looks using BA Star adhesive and glitter. Both these looks were easy to achieve and fun to 


For the first look--the purple look--I started with the crease (I used the purples first then black to darken it) and then applied a silver shimmer eyeshadow to the lid. I used the BA Star Holo Silver Glitter along with the Glue Liquid Base to help adhere it.


Surprisingly, the glitter application went smoothly. This was my first time using glitter on my eyes and it was a success! I used the glue applicator to apply the glue but I used a flat shader brush to apply the glitter.

My only issue with the glue is that the applicator must be dabbed. That makes it very difficult to get a smooth, even application. I had to use my fingers to smooth it down and make sure it wasn't too thick. If the applicator had a small brush instead that would be so much easier to use.

All applicator issues aside, I actually really liked this look! The glitter is holographic so it gives it an interesting look. The holo shows a lot stronger in real life.


My second look was this neutral eye with a glitter/black winged liner. My mom loved this one lol! This look is a lot more wearable and something I would actually wear during the day. 


For the eyeshadow I started with a light beige base then used a medium and dark brown matte in the crease. I used the same glue/glitter combo for the liner except this time I used an angled brush to apply both.


Overall, I really liked this glitter. I keep it pretty basic with my makeup so this isn't something I'm likely to wear everyday. I love the idea of using little pops of glitter (like my second look) though. I would recommend this glitter for sure, but I'd also advise you to use your own adhesive as this one can be a pain to apply.

If you've been wanting to try some glitter, check out BA Star's website for a large color selection of glitter (and other makeup like shadows and liners). Use code BBGLITZ for 50% OFF (glitter and glue orders)! Not sure if you're aware but that is a great deal. (:

You can also find BA Star on Twitter.

5/2/13

My Prom Hair, Makeup, and Nails + Dress!


Finally, after three weeks I have finally put together this post of my complete prom look. Prom was so much fun, I wasn't expecting to enjoy it as much as I did!


Let's start with the nails! The "bursts" look was created to somewhat match the same bursts on my dress.

This is version two of my prom nails, the version that I actually wore to prom used different colors that I can't even remember.
For this manicure I used Zoya Kendal as the base. Using a thin nail art brush and Zoya Monica I created the bursts details. I made sure to give them a somewhat sharp tip. I added Shimmer Polish Karen over each burst to mimic the jewels on my dress. I finished off with a shiny top coat.

Keep reading to see my prom hair, makeup, and of course my dress!

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