Monday, April 20, 2015

NYC City Proof 24 Hr Eye Crayons

Hey guys!

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Fun fact: today is my birthday!! Whoo! Happy birthday to me! Haha.

Today I bring you a review of the new NYC City Proof 24hr Eyeshadow crayons. These claim to be waterproof and last for 24 hours. I'm not even going to pretend that I tested these for 24 hours, lol. I'm an old lady now, I never wear makeup for that long! :-p


There are 12 shades in the line and I have 8 to share with you! Let's get to it! These are a twist up crayon product with clear plastic lids. The lids click on so you know they won't get dislodged. As you can see, the color of the shadow is the color of the barrel.





I swatched all of these with no primer, and all the swatches are one swipe of color, with one exception. They are nicely pigmented!

Brooklyn Mocha, Murray Hill Champagne Rockefeller Center Snowflakes, Empire State Building.


New York At Night, Central Park Tulips (two swipes to build color), East River Romance, Madison Square Park.

These do set fairly quickly so I would recommend putting the color exactly where you want, as there is little time for blending.




For this look, I used Madison Square Park and some Milani eyeshadows:
- Milani Eye Primer
- NYC Madison Square Park
- Milani Bella Taupe
- Milani Bella Ivory
- Milani Belly Diamond
- Kat Von D Autograph Eyeliner
- Mally Volumizing Mascara
- Milani Coral Cove blush
- Milani Matte Naked lipstick

I love green eyeshadow so I very excited to see this beautiful green shadow stick in the press samples that I received! Upon swatching all of the colors, I am very happy with how they all look and cannot wait to use these for more looks! They will be great liners as well, for those days in the summer that I just want to do something quick but still have some color on my lids.


You can purchase NYC cosmetics at chain drugstores and mass merchandisers nationwide and these retail for $2.99 each (MSRP).

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Friday, April 17, 2015

Milani Lovely Amethyst & Ultra Violet

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Nothing To Disclose

Milani Lovely Amethyst is a light purple metallic polish. I used two coats here and due to the finish, it's a bit brush strokey.

Ultra Violet is a dark fuchsia polish with a little bit of shimmer throughout. This was 2 easy coats.


Milani is available online and at various retailers.

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Swatches & Review

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I have some Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes to share with you today! The Insta-Dri line is

Orange Zest is a bright orange creme. Now, this was not completely opaque in two coats, as you can see a few patches on my index and middle finger.

Cocoa A Go Go is a beautiful bronze shimmer. I could have gotten away with one coat of this but I did two out of habit :-)

Cherry Fast is a fuchsia creme. Two coats.

Plummet is a dark royal purple creme. Again, 2 coats.

Re-teal Therapy is a teal creme polish, two coats.

Navy Fleet is a dark navy creme, 2 coats.

These all had really great formula's, as can be expected from the Sally Hansen Nail polish and Insta-Dri line. All were two coats and with the exception of the Orange Zest polish, all could have been one coat and been opaque at one coat.

Sally Hansen can be purchased at Target, Walmart, Kmart, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and retailers nationwide.

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sally Hansen Luxe Lace Glitters - Swatches and Review!

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I have more Sally Hansen polishes to show you today! These are the Luxe Lace glitters, inspired by lace fabric! I layered these over the Velvet Textures polishes I reviewed earlier this week :-)

First, Intimate over Lush. This is a light pink and white glitter with assorted shaped hexes and was easily applied with one coat. I did fish around for the large hexes but they were fairly easily fished out.

Next is Eyelet over Crushed. This is a white assorted shaped glitter. Very dainty and feminine!


Crochet over Deluxe. Crochet is a blue and white assorted shaped glitter. One coat, dabbed. 

Finally, Ruffle ove Regal. Ruffle is a black assorted glitter shaped topper. This was one coat. 

While these aren't very flashy glitters, they are feminine and pretty. I think these will be perfect for people who don't LOVE in your face glitter, although I'm not sure I want to be involved with anyone who doesn't love flashy glitters!! LOL LOL Just kidding!! 

You can purchase Sally Hansen at Walmart, Kmart, Target, Rite Aid, Walgreens and retailers nationwide.

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday: Watercolor Nails

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Watercolor nails! I think I cheated at used jellies but I won't tell if you won't :-p

I used Creative Cuticles Nail Polish jellies for this manicure over a base of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. I followed Sammy's tutorial for this look, except that mine is not anywhere nearly as lovely, ha!

I actually can't remember which order I applied the polishes but I used Kass, Tammy, Amanda, and Amy from CCNP. These were perfect for this manicure! I topped it off with a coat of INM Northern Lights, because... duh. sparkle.



What are the other Twinsies up to this week?? Let's go find out!

Savannah at Addicted to Polish
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Amanda at Amandalandish

Alaina at The Little Canvas
Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Monday, April 13, 2015

Sally Hansen Velvet Textures - Swatches and Review!

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I have 4 new Sally Hansen polishes to share with you today, from their new Velvet Textures line! I was lucky enough to receive a lovely box of polish from Sally Hansen so expect several Sally posts this week :-)

These are matte textures with no glitter but the texture is very minimal, so it does appear that you have velvety nails!

First up is Lush. This is a medium grayish brown polish. I used two coats here. These dry relatively quickly, which is always nice.


Next is Crushed, a fuchsia berry color. Again, two coats.

Deluxe is a really really really dark blue, that basically looks black, lol. Again, 2 coats.


Finally, Regal, a gorgeous cobalt blue. Shocker, this is my favorite :-)

All of these polishes had really great formulas and I barely had to clean up at all. All of the polishes were two coats.

You can purchase Sally Hansen polishes at Target, Ulta, Kmart, CVS, Walmart, and other retailers nationwide.

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Bestie Twin Nails with The Little Canvas: Round 11!

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Today we are bringing you a springtime cherry blossom look, inspired by Paulina's Passion!

Again, I am using Zoya polishes because I CAN'T STOP. I love my Zoya polishes, you should know this by now, lol.

I started with a gradient of Purity and Wednesday and then painted Louise as the branches. The next step was adding Avery as the light pink/nude base of the blossoms and dotted Rooney for the middle of the flower. Then, I added Josie for the leaves. Lastly, I added a coat of INM Northern Lights for some sparkle.



Not bad, eh? I think they are really fun and pretty and springy!

Be sure to see Alaina's nails, you know they are more detailed than mine! LOL

Talk to you soon!
Amanda