Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Haul :: Christmas Time!

Sorry!!! I have been a bad bad blogger & haven't posted much but, in all fairness, we have been spending time with family since the weekend before Christmas and, currently, we have my boyfriend's little sister staying with us (you may remember here from THIS). So, the computer room is currently occupied by her. She was nice enough to let me sneak in here for this post right now...I know this post is way late, but I really wanted to share with you guys everything we did for Christmas ☺

How was your guys' Christmas?? I hope you had the best time with friends & family. I know we did!!

Our Christmas 2013 Online Card to friends & family! ♥

Friday, December 20, 2013

Review :: Wet N Wild® Color Icon™ 5-Pan Eyeshadow Palette in "The Naked Truth"

As much as I love color, I am always on the hunt for a good neutral palette. No matter how many I have in my collection, I just can't get enough. But hey! It's not a problem until you admit it, right? I had heard through the blogosphere that Wet N Wild was coming out with a brand new series of permanent Color Icon palettes. I couldn't wait to find them. I had to check them out! The thing is that I am simply and absolutely in love, infatuated, always lusting over WnW eyeshadow palettes and this was no exception. Finally, my search was over on our last trip to Palm Springs. I went to CVS and found these puppies ☺ So, this is my review of the Wet N Wild® Color Icon™ 5-Pan Eyeshadow Palette in The Naked Truth.

Wet N Wild® Color Icon™ Display*

There are 5 new palettes in total: Art In The Streets (rainbow/colorful), Tunnel Vision (monochromatic greys), Floral Values (purples & pinks), I'm His Breezey (blues), and The Naked Truth (nudes & neutrals). If you want to see the entire collection, you can click HERE.

This is what Wet N Wild claims about their new collection of Color Icon Palettes, "Five amazing shades in one convenient package at an unbelievable price! Each eyeshadow palette features five distinct shades that can be mixed and matched to create a unique look for every style. From matte to ultra-shimmer, these long-lasting, highly pigmented formulas are satiny-smooth for crease resistant wear. Enriched with Macadamia Oil, each shadow provides continuous moisture that improves the appearance of the delicate eye area."

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Review :: Crown Brush Purple HD Set with Mirror & Tweezer

***Disclosure: I have received a free sample of this product from Crown Brush for use in connection with this blog post.

A few weeks back, I received a package from Crown Brush that included the 28 Hot Color Fuego Palette (you can read that review HERE!) as well as this Purple HD Set With Mirror & Tweezer. I have been using it for the past month or so as part of my makeup kit and on clients with great results! I thought putting this review up now would help you in case you saw this on the Crown Brush website and were thinking about gifting it to someone for Christmas next week!

Let's get started with this Purple HD Set With Mirror & Tweezer review...

Entire HD Brush Set

Company claims, "This is a 6 piece HD Cosmetic Brush Set with Mirror, Tweezer, and Case. It's made with high grade synthetic fiber. It's vegan friendly. This set is perfect for applying High Definition cosmetics, liquids, creams, and powders."

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Part 3 :: April Love Pro Makeup Academy

Part III - The Final Look

This is the 3rd & final installment of my April Love Pro Makeup Academy series.
If you wish to read Part 1, click HERE. To read Part 2, click HERE!

The Final Look for my makeup class at April Love Pro Makeup Academy came in what seemed the blink of an eye. It felt as though I had just started classes at the academy when it was finally time to put Nellie (my boyfriend's little sister & model for my final look) in front of the camera. I want to share with you the entire process of how I came up with the Final Look for the photoshoot. I am gonna take you on the small journey of everything that went through my head to get from Point A to Point B. As much as I was nervous, I was also very excited to complete this chapter in my life and become a Certified Makeup Artist!

My model/little sister-in-law, Nellie & I

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Review :: Crown Brush 28 Hot Color Fuego Palette

***Disclosure: I have received a free sample of this product from Crown Brush for use in connection with this blog.


I, generally speaking, will gravitate towards neutral and natural colors when I do my makeup. That doesn't mean that I don't enjoy a good colorful makeup palette when I see one! Not too long ago, I was sent a package by Crown Brush that included this gorgeous palette. In it, as you can see, there is a great assortment of warm, cool, and neutral colors that can help you achieve pretty much any look you can possibly think of! Since this is holiday season and we're always on the hunt for a great palette that can act as a lovely gift for a loved one (or for us!), I decided to share with you the wonderful 28 Hot Color Fuego Palette.

Open Palette

Price point?
This palette retails for $24.95, which would make every single eyeshadow sell for about 89¢. Is that not a bargain or WHAT?!

Where can you find it?

You can buy this gorgeous palette at CrownBrush.us, just click on the link *wink*

How is the packaging?

It's a nice & sturdy hard plastic case. It's comes in a pretty metallic red color that would make a perfect gift for the holidays. It has a reflective surface that screams Christmas! ...but you can, of course, buy and use it anytime of the year ☺

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug {Photo Heavy}

Lee Pace as Thranduil, Ian McKellen as Gandalf, Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel, Martin Freeman as Bilbo,
Richard Armitage as Thorin, Orlando Bloom as Legolas, and Luke Evans as Bard.