Saturday, June 28, 2014

Maybelline Baby Lips Two Pack Review~!

Hey Guys~!

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you would know I absolutely love the Maybelline Baby Lips. I had seven of them, but now I have nine. Yes, I bought more of them. . .don't judge me -.-" Anyways I was at a dollar store and I saw this two pack of Baby Lips. I decided to get it and since I've never owned either of these, I thought I'd review them for you. So let's start~~!

I love the packaging for the Baby Lips. It's super cute and the color schemes really suited the product.

The two colors that came in this pack were Quenched and Pink Punch. There were other duo packs at the store, but I had all the other colors except for these two.

Here are swatches of both of them. . .

Quenched is a clear lip balm and when applied gives the lips and nice shine.

Pink Punch adds a nice light bright pink tint to the lips. Both of these have really nice fruity smells too, which I really liked.

On the Maybelline website this product claims to renew lips so they become moisturized, less dry, and more supple. Because these have the same formulation as all the other Baby Lips, I can say that they definitely do all those things, if you apply it throughout the day. And what's great about them having a sheer tint is that you can apply them without a mirror and still get great results, unlike a lip stick or gloss.

I got this duo pack for $3, which is basically a steal. One Baby Lips costs around $4 so I basically got two for about a fourth of the price of one.


I still love these Baby Lips. They're great for the summer cause they add a nice wash of color without being too much for the hot weather. Also they are a great way to keep your lips moisturized and to have color without carrying a lip balm and a lip stick.

So that was my review on the Maybelline Baby Lips Duo Pack. If you want to read my other review for the Baby Lips, {click here} to check it out. Thank you guys so much for reading and I'll see you at my next post.



Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Maybelline Color Tattoo Metals {Barely Branded and Inked in Pink} Review~!

Hey Guys~!

I've been a huge fan of the Maybelline Color Tattoos recently. I enjoy using them as an eyeshadow base or for a single shadow look. Today I'll be reviewing the Color Tattoos I own from the metals collection, Barely Branded and Inked in Pink. So let's start~~!

The packaging for these is similar to other cream eyeshadows. It's a pot with a screw on lid. When buying it from a store, there's a plastic seal on it, which I like cause I don't want something I'll put on/near my eye to have been touched by someone else.

A quick tip for these cream shadows and other cream products is to store them lid faced down. By keeping them upside down, you prevent them from drying out quickly.

In the metals line, there are five shades all with metallic finishes. There's a gold, silver, deep royal blue, champagne, and pink. I have the champagne and pink ones. They're called Barely Branded and Inked in Pink. Out of the line, they're the only ones I'd personally use, which kind of upset me. I wish there was a rose gold shade or other more neutral metallic shades.

Here are swatches of both of them. . .

When I wear these, often I use Barley Branded by itself on the lid and in my inner corner to help brighten. And for Inked in Pink, I use it as a base for eyeshadow looks I create with the Urban Decay Naked3 Palette.

Formula wise, these are great. They're super creamy once you warm them up with your fingers before applying. The staying power is great too, even if I don't have a primer underneath or set it with a powder shadow.

At the drugstore, these cost around $7 - $8 which I personally think it a lot. Yes they do work great, but with this line there's such a small color selection. If I wanted to try one of the other shades, I'd have to spend that amount on something I can assume I probably won't use. So that's why I think it's a little overpriced.

Color Selection:
Staying Power:

I really do enjoy these, however there a few problems, with the color selection and the pricing. But those don't have to do with the product, so that's why I gave it such a high rating. I know other cream shadow bases exist, but this is the best one I'd tried, and it's not as expensive as the others.

I hope you guys enjoyed this review on the Maybelline Color Tattoo Metals. If you want to see a review on anything in particular, leave me a comment and I'll see if I can. Thank you guys so much for reading and I'll see you at my next post.



Saturday, June 21, 2014

Rose Gold Makeup Tutorial~!

Hey Guys~!

Sorry for not posting in a while. I just had my final exams for school this past week and I was studying like crazy.  But guess who made their first video makeup tutorial~?! For my birthday my parents got me a filming camera, so this past weekend I made my first makeup tutorial~! Summer break is coming up, and since I won't be in school, I'll have a ton of free time. That means I'll hopefully be able to make beauty videos for my YouTube channel, {click here} to watch it on YouTube.

For this tutorial I thought I'd show you how to create a look I've been wearing a lot recently. I have worn it for multiple blog posts and it's really pretty if you like rose gold. If you want to see how I created this look, check out the video~!

*★*☆*★*☆* Here's a list of the products and shades I've used *★*☆*★*☆*

Maybelline Baby Skin Primer - {review}
Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation in Fair Sand
Almay Wake Up Concealer in Light
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer in Sunny
Pürminerals 4-in-1 Mineral Makeup in Porcelain
Elf Studio Blush in Candid Coral
Elf Eyeshadow Primer in Sheer
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette - {review}
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded
L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Amber Rush - {review}
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Sin
Rimmel Scandaleyes Liner in Taupe and Nude - {review}
Stila Smudge Stick Liner in Half moon
L'Oreal Miss Manga Mascara - {review}
Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara
Maybelline Baby Lips in Coral Crush - {review}

I hope you guys like my first video tutorial. If you have any ideas for future makeup looks I can do, leave your suggestion either as a comment here or on the YouTube video. Thank you guys so much for reading and I'll see you at my next post.



Saturday, June 14, 2014

Liebster Award~!

Hey Guys~!

A few months ago Lova Adlina from Clovers and Carousel nominated me for the Liebester Award. I really enjoy reading her blog, and I was so happy when I found out that this award came from her. And now just a few weeks ago Emily Eairheart from Pumpkin Emily Smiles nominated me too. She takes gorgeous photographs and I love reading her blog.

Once I found out about the Liebster Award, I wanted it really badly, just so I know that people really do enjoy my blog. So I really want to thank you Lova, Emily,  and everyone who reads this for showing me that you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it.

If you don't know what the Liebster Award is, basically it's given to up and coming bloggers by other bloggers who have under 200 followers.

Here are the rules for the Liebster Award.

1.) Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog.
2.) Display the award on your blog.
3.) Answer the eleven questions the other person came up with.
4.) Come up with eleven facts about yourself.
5.) Nominate five to eleven other bloggers who have under 200 followers too.
6.) Create a list of eleven new questions.
7.) List these rules in your post (you can copy mine.)
8.) Comment on the people you nominated blogs so they know they received this award too.

My Answers to Lova's Questions

1.) Describe yourself in three words.
Creative, realistic, and dramatic.
2.) Favorite activities to do in your spare time.
 I enjoy figure skating, sewing, drawing and painting.
3.) Beach or Mountains? Why?
 Beach because I really enjoy tropical landscapes and swimming in the ocean. 
4.) Describe your fashion style.
I'd say my fashion style is very cutesy and girly. I like wearing things with lace, bows, buttons, and patterns. 
5.) Favorite fashion and makeup brand(s).
Some of my favorite fashion brands/stores are Forever21 and Allegra K. Some of my favorites makeup brands are Urban Decay and Revlon.
6.) Skincare and/or makeup products you can't live without.
A skincare product I can't live without is my Neutrogena Rapid Clear Facial Pads. They clear my acne up super quickly and I love them. 
7.) Offline or online shopping? Why?
I like both, since I see benefits to both in store and online shopping. And also, certain things I can only buy online.
8.) If you could only bring three items onto a deserted island, what'd you bring?
Phone, airplane, and a pilot.
9.) Three favorite blogs.
10.) Thing(s) you learned recently.
Recently I've learned that hard work and dedication can pay off. It wasn't something I really believed in till now. 
11.) Lifetime wish(es).
I have always wanted to start a YouTube channel where I could talk about whatever I wanted. Also I want to travel to China, cause I've wanted to go there since I was five.

My Answers to Emily's Questions

1.) What is your favorite anime or cartoon?
Either ToraDora, Rozen Maiden, or Higurashi.
2.) What is your favorite type of music?
I don't really have a favorite type, I will listen to just about anything.
3.) If you could listen to a band or singer for the rest of your life, who would it be?
I honestly don't know cause there really isn't a band or singer I'd want to listen to for the rest of my life. I get sick of songs/singers really quickly. 
4.) What is your favorite animal?
I like bunnies and butterflies. 
5.) What country would you like to visit?
There are so many. Some of them are France, Italy, China, and Japan.
6.) If you could live in any country or city, where would you live?
Hong Kong, Miami, or Venice. 
7.) What is your favorite band or singer?
At the moment it's Rixton. 
8.) What is your favorite thing to do?
9.) What is your favorite day of the week?
10.) What is your favorite childhood TV show?
11.) If you could take a picture of anything in the world, what or who would it be?
I would want to take a picture of the northern lights. They are so pretty and I've always wanted to see them in person.

11 Facts About Me
1.) I am a self taught seamstress. I can hand sew and use a machine to make just about anything, which I taught myself to do.
2.) I can't cook if my life depended on it. I burn or ruin anything I try to make, no matter how easy it may seem.
3.) I don't really have a specific taste in anime or books. I will watch or read just about anything as long as I can find it interesting.
4.) I love shoes, especially shopping for them. Specifically I want a pair of Jeffery Campbell Litas.
5.) My dream job would either be a fashion designer or voice actor.
6.) If I was to get a tattoo of anything, it would be a butterfly.
7.) I can't play an instrument, but I wish I could.
8.) My guilty pleasure TV show is Dance Moms. I hate it, but love it at the same time.
9.) One of my favorite movies of all time is Spirited Away.
10.) I have a small black cat named Genevieve.
11.) If I could learn any language, I'd either want to learn French or Japanese.

My Nominees 

Questions for my Nominees
1.) If you wish for something that would be guaranteed to come true, what would it be? And you can't wish for more wishes. 
2.) What's one beauty product (makeup, skin care, hair care, etc.) and/or fashion item you can't live without?
3.) What is your guilty pleasure(s)?
4.) What made you want to start a blog?
5.) Dream job?
6.) If you could live in any fictional world, either from a book, movie or TV show, which would it be?
7.) What's your current favorite song?
8.) If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
9.) Heels or flats?
10.) Favorite anime and/or cartoon. 
11.) If you could relive any memory, what would it be and why?

So that's everything. Thank you so much to Lova and Emily for nominating me. I had so much fun answering these questions. And for my nominees, please post a link to your answers to my questions in the comments below, I'd love to check them out.

Thank you guys so much for reading and I'll see you at my next post.



Wednesday, June 11, 2014

D.I.Y. Bird Nest Necklace~!

Hey Guys~!

I was looking around on Etsy for jewelry and I saw a picture of this really cute necklace.
It's a wire bird nest and I thought it was super cute for spring. But they were selling it for a ton of money, so I looked for a tutorial on it. Today I'll be showing you how to make your own~~!

You'll Need. . .
Pearls or Glass Beads
Jump Rings
Wire Cutters

So let's start~!

First pick out whatever beads or pearls you want. These will be the eggs in the bird's nest. You can either do one, or do however many you like. I decided to do three.

Once you've done that, start wrapping the wire around the beads. Then wrap some wire in the spaces between the beads, this will prevent them from moving around. Do about three loops in between each bead so it looks like this.

Now for the back, you want to weave the rest of the wire through the existing wire to create the bottom of the nest. This took a while to do, so be patient. 

Next with your pliers open up a jump ring and put the nest charm we made on it. Just loop it though a piece of the wire. Close the jump ring around the chain.

 Lastly open up two jump rings and attach the two clasp pieces, one on each end of the necklace.

And that's it, you're finished~!

I hope you guys liked this super cute D.I.Y. necklace. If you enjoyed it, leave me a comment and suggest what my next D.I.Y. project should be. Thank you so much for reading and I'll see you at my next post.



Sunday, June 8, 2014

L'Oreal Miss Manga Mascara Review~!

Hey Guys~!

Today I'll be reviewing the newest mascara from the L'Oreal Voluminous line, Miss Manga. Recently I went to the drugstore with my friend and we saw this mascara. Instantly I wanted to try it, mostly for the name cause I thought it was adorable. I've been testing it out for the past few days and I now have a clear opinion on it. So let's start~~!

Here's the packaging for this mascara. I took a picture of it off the internet because mine got damaged when I tried to open the mascara. But still I hope you all can see how cute it is. The cute little chibi characters in the background make the packaging really pretty to look at. I just wish the tube was slightly more interesting to look at, since I found it kind of bland compared to the background. 


The mascara comes in a few different shades, but I got the one in Blackest Black. Also I've seen advertisements for this mascara in blue and purple. On the website this mascara claims to get those hard to reach lashes with an even application and to create over sized volume, 15x the volume.  Also it's L'Oreal's first mascara with a flexible wand. 

Here's the before and after shot of the mascara. On the left is my eyelashes bare, just curled, and on the right is my lashes curled and with one coat of the mascara on my upper and lower lashes.

It gave my lashes a lot of length and volume. I really like how it made my lashes look, but I have tried other mascaras that give my lashes more volume.

The wand is unlike most mascara wands I've ever used. It has a bristle brush, which isn't like most drugstore mascaras that have a plastic or rubber brush. Also it bends which I thought would make application harder and messy. But it makes it easy to get the lashes in the inner corner and on the lower lash line.

One of the problems I have with this mascara is that there isn't a waterproof formula offered. Personally I prefer to use waterproof mascara, so I was disappointed when I couldn't find it. If you know if it exists in waterproof, please let me know in the comments.

Price wise it's okay. Most drugstore mascaras I buy around around $6 - $8. This was around $8, but plus tax made it $9. So normally I probably wouldn't have bought this. But I did have a dollar off coupon from L'Oreal, which made it to about $7.


I think this mascara is alright. I like how it applies and the packaging. But I can't look past the fact that a waterproof option isn't offered. If you don't mind that, this product is great if you want a lengthening and volumizing mascara without spending a lot.

I hope you guys enjoyed this review. If you have any questions about the product shown in the review, leave a comment and I'll be sure to answer it. Thank you guys so much for reading and I'll see you at my next post.



Thursday, June 5, 2014

Wet and Wild Color-Icon Eyeshadow {Poster Child} Review~!

Hey Guys~!

Recently I posted an eyeshadow look using a Wet and Wild Color-Icon Palette in Poster Child. If you haven't seen it {click here} to check it out. A lot of you guys liked it, so I thought I'd give you guys a full review on this palette. For a long time, I have been a huge fan of Wet and Wild. Their eyeshadows are something I have always loved. Because of that, I wanted to test this palette out to see if it's as good as the others. So let's start~~!

This palette looks like many of the other Wet and Wild Color-Icon palettes. It has a clear lid so you can see all the colors, and I have noticed that at times it can be a little tricky to open. But besides that I think the packaging is fine.

Inside there are eight different colorful eyeshadows and a dual end eyeshadow brush, one end has a sponge tip and the other is a brush. On the left are different shades of pink and a black eyeshadow and on the other side is different shades of blue/teal and a yellow.

Here are swatches of all the colors. . .

All of them have the signature creamy texture that all the Wet and Wild Color-Icon shadows have. However I did notice that the pigmentation for the first two pinks aren't the best. In order for them to show up, you have to pack them on. But besides that the pigmentation on these shadows are great.

The price for this palette is great. I think it cost around $5 - $6, which is great for a palette of eight drugstore shadows. Especially since if you bought eight shadows that were this good quality, it would cost way more than this palette would.


I really enjoy this palette. It's unlike anything I own and I'm going to really enjoy experimenting with it. If you don't have a lot of colorful eyeshadows, this palette may be a great one to try if you want something inexpensive.

Here's the look for the tutorial
So that was my review on the Wet and Wild Color-Icon Eight Pan Palette in Poster Child. Like I said before, if you haven't checked out the makeup tutorial I did using this palette, {click here} to check it out. If you want me to use this palette to create more looks, let me know in the comments. Thank you so much for reading and I'll see you at my next post.




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