Monthly Archives: May 2015

Anastasia Beverly Hills Summer Collection

Summer is here, baby! Well, it was actually like 55 degrees here yesterday but you’d never know that from looking at my face! đŸ˜‰

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Summer Collection was recently released and I couldn’t resist the urge to pick up a couple of these beauties! I ordered the Waterproof Creme Color in Coral Reef and Barbie Pink as well as my first Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick, Unicorn, which is also a new shade released with the Summer Collection.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color in Coral Reef and Barbie Pink
Wearing the Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Colors in Coral Reef and Barbie Pink

 

Waterproof Creme Color

Anastasia Beverly Hills has successfully knocked it right out of the park with their new Waterproof Creme Colors! I’ve been using this product in Jet for a while now and really love it as an eyeliner. I was a little worried that these bright colors might not be as well pigmented or as long lasting as Jet but I was, luckily, very wrong.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color in Coral Reef and Barbie Pink

The pigmentation of Coral Reef and Barbie Pink is totally insane! They are SO bright! I feel like I could spot these on someone across the room because they practically glow!

These set quickly and once they do, they’re good to go for a long, long time! I wore both of these shades all day and they still looked perfect at the end of the night. Coral Reef even managed to stick to my waterline all day and that’s no easy feat!

I could probably ramble on and on all day long about how much I love these but there’s no point. The bottom line is I love them. The pigmentation is insane, the staying power is extremely impressive and the brightness of them just makes me giddy! If you’re looking for some fun color for the summer, you definitely should check out the Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Colors!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color in Coral Reef

Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color in Barbie Pink

Coral Reef and Barbie Pink are blindingly bright and I love them for it!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color in Coral Reef and Barbie Pink
Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color in Coral Reef and Barbie Pink

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Sigma Beauty Sale!

Sigma Beauty only does a 20% off sale a couple of times a year and now just so happens to be one of those times! If you need to stock up on long time favorites or just want to try something new from Sigma Beauty, now would be a good time to do it!

Sigma Memorial Day Sale

 

 

Sigma Beauty is offering 20% off sitewide for 48 hours in honor of Memorial Day. The sale begins on Sunday, May 24th at 9am CST and will end at 9am CST on Monday, May 26th.

Just use code “MEMORIAL2015” at checkout! If you want any product suggestions or have any questions for me, feel free to shoot them my way!

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Fresh Summer Eyeshadow Tutorial using Makeup Geek

Fresh Summer Eyeshadow Tutorial with Makeup Geek

Hey guys! I did this look for the first time a few weeks ago and decided it was time to get around to making a tutorial for this fresh, summery eyeshadow look! This tutorial is featuring Poppy, one of my all time favorite Makeup Geek shadows. Poppy is an awesome color in general but it’s especially striking on my fellow blue-eyed babes! đŸ˜‰

Fresh Summer Makeup Look

Fresh Summer Eyeshadow Tutorial

I always start my eyeshadow routine by first using an oil blotting sheet on and around my lids to remove any excess oil that will mess up my eyeshadow over time, applying my favorite primer, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, and then I dust a small amount of translucent powder over the primer.

Oh, and please try to excuse the pink in my lashes. The new Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme colors are no joke! I’ll be making a post on a couple of the new ABH Summer Collection items soon.

Fresh Summer Eyeshadow Tutorial with Makeup Geek

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City Color Cosmetics Be Matte Gems Lipstick Swatches & Review

City Color Cosmetics Be Matte Gems in Onyx

I was recently given the opportunity to try out quite a few products from City Color Cosmetics. I’d never heard of City Color Cosmetics before but I decided I’d like to give them a try and see what they’re all about. The product I’m most excited to share with you guys is a few shades from their Be Matte Gems Lipstick ($4.99). I’m a sucker for weird lip colors so these were the first thing that grabbed my attention!

OVERALL REVIEW: 7

Packaging: White plastic tube with clear lid. Lipstick retracts fully into the tube. 6/10

Longevity: Above average although these will need a touch up after eating. 7/10

Application: These sometimes skip over lips and you may need a couple of coats to get them to look perfect. 7/10

Texture: Matte and a little on the drier side. 8/10

City Color Cosmetics Be Matte Gems Lipstick Review

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NYX Taupe – New Formula HD Blush vs. Old Formula Powder Blush

Ahh, NYX Taupe blush. It’s a bit of a cult favorite and I’m in on this one! I discovered NYX’s Powder Blush in Taupe probably two years ago and since then, it’s been a real favorite of mine. And not just a favorite blush or favorite contouring product, oh no. This product is one of my all time favorite makeup products and I consider it a necessity. It’s a fantastic, affordable contouring product for fair skin! Due to it being a taupey-greyish color, it doesn’t look orange on pale skin as many other products do so it’s basically a pale girl’s dream come true.

As you may have imagined, I didn’t take the news super well when I realized this blush was being discontinued. Why would NYX do something so cruel to all of Taupe’s adoring fans?!

I was glad to hear it was being reformulated but still was a little upset that one of my favorite products had been changed at all. But I bought the new HD version of Taupe anyway to give it a try and to compare the two products!

Here we see the two NYX Taupe blushes side by side! The new NYX HD Blush in Taupe is on the left side of the screen while a very well loved and busted up, old NYX Powder Blush in Taupe is on the right side.

New NYX Taupe HD Blush vs. old NYX Taupe Powder Blush
New NYX Taupe HD Blush vs. old NYX Taupe Powder Blush

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ColourPop Haul & Review

After months and months of seeing tantalizing Colourpop swatches all over social media, I finally had to stop resisting and place an order so that I could see what all the hype is about for myself and share my thoughts and review with you guys! Their products are mostly priced between $5 – $8 so they’re quite affordable.

ColourPop Eyeshadow Review

The company is very cutesy, has a huge social media presence and one hell of a marketing team. They also send out quirky handwritten letters in each package which many people apparently think is endearing. Now, I like handwritten messages just as much as the next person but it looses 100% of its charm factor when I see 2000 people a day posting photos of the exact same “unique” message that I received on Instagram all like “Aw, they thought of me! How sweet!” I’d honestly just rather get a “Thanks, Ashley!” because that seems way more sincere but I digress.  I ended up with 7 eyeshadows, 1 blush, 2 lippie stix (I feel so silly saying this), 1 lip pencil and a highlighter sample.

Shadows

I was so, SO excited to get these in the mail! I mean, you’ve seen the swatches. They look like a million bucks, huh? Well the way these swatch might just be the best thing about them.

ColourPop Swatches in Animal, Roulette, Sequin, Bandit, Girly, So Quiche and Get Lucky

Let’s start at the beginning. I have never felt another makeup product that has the consistency and texture of ColourPop products so it’s difficult to describe what they feel like. It’s like a mousse meets fluffy marshmallow cloud meets firm memory foam pillow. Silly description but that’s really the best way I can describe these. They feel so lovely, soft and smooth under your fingers.

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