Sunday, June 24, 2012

Anastasia See And Be Seen Kit-Swatches & Review!

Hey Guys! Can you believe that is is almost July?! I really can't D: 

Today I have a Review for you all! It is the See And Be Seen Kit from Anastasia  Beverly Hills!

This kit retails for $44.00 (an $80.00 value!) It includes
1-Full size Eyeshadow duo
1-Full Size Tinted Brow Gel
2 Full Size-Hydrafull lipglosses!
(The glosses are exclusive-You can only get these two colors from this kit!)

The packaging is so cute! <3

Eyeshadow Duo-On Set. I love that this has a mirror in it, and I like the packaging it is sleek and pretty but still easy to open.

Quick swatch over primer, seriously only ONE swipe of each! They are velvety and very pigmented!
The left shade is a Champagne-y shimmer, and the right shade is a Copper-y shimmer.
This is the Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel. I love Anastasia brow gels! This is the first time for me using the tinted one, I really love it but It isn't the *perfect* color for my brows. It gives my brows a golden sheen and has some sparkle. :) The only small issue is that I wish it didn't pull out so much product, but that is always an issue for me with all mascaras and such. I just scrape some back into the tube!
The gel has botanical hair conditioner and essential oils in the formula. There are five available shades.

These are the two Hydrafull Lipglosses! Plastic and Heiress. They stain a bit but I actually like that, when the product comes off you still have the pretty color left. Heiress has some micro glitter but it's hard to notice int he photos, more noticeable in person but it's very subtle.
The wand is kinda funky, it's bendy and flat it's easy to control how much product you use but kind of hard to apply it neatly. The colors are gorgeous and last wonderfully!
The gloss also has Jajobo oil, Shea Butter and Anastasia's Balkan Botanical Infusion.

Here are quick swatches of everything on my arm!
(L-R)-On Set Shadow Buo, Caramel Brow Gel blended out, Hydrafull Lipglosses-Plastic & Heiress.

Here are the lipglosses on my lips!
These are my first lip pictures on the blog so please, be nice! lol
Due to the color of my lips they don't look drastically different on me, so keep the color of your lips in mind!
Anastasia Hydrafull Lipgloss in Plastic
Anastasia Hydrafull Lipgloss in Heiress

And I also did a quick eyelook, I only used the two shades, brow gel and a mascara (not included).
The first picture is without the Brow Gel, just to show you how it tames them! lol

 Without Brow Gel
 & with Brow Gel.

If you don't already follow Anastasia on Facebook I suggest you 'like' them Here!

And here is a nice silly picture as a bonus for you guys :P
My hubby took the eye pictures for me, because well.. for the life of me I just couldn't today haha I kept missing my eye and I've been shaky. So he was making fun of me and I flipped him off :O
And he made sure to get that picture!
 *Eye* Hope you guys are doing great and had a wonderful weekend!

 *This was sent to me for review.*

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Today's EOTD! It matches my Gradient Mani!

Hey guys! I was playing with my new Sleek makeup Palette and came up with this!
It wasn't until I looked at my blog that I realized it matches the mani I still have on! Doh! hehe
No wonder the color combo came to me so easily :P

I used my new Sleek Ultra Matte i-Divine V1 Bright Palette!
The Bright blue is Bolt, it's in my inner corner and under my lower lash line over Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner-Electric.
The crease has Bolt Mixed with Sugarlite (a bright purple) And then Pow! is the highlight.
I REALLY messed up the eyeliner, stupid blinking :P 
I seriously suck at liquid eyeliner, but hey A for effort right?...Right? :)
The liquid liner is Kat Von D Tattoo eyeliner. Mascara Bare Essentaisl Buxom Lash
Eyebrows-Illamasqua Brow Cake in Thunder.

If you didn't see yesterday's post here is the link! 

Monday, June 18, 2012

China Glaze Summer Neon Gradient! Splish Splash & Under The Boardwalk!

Hey all! I have a quick mani for you courtesy of my sister letting me use two of the China Glaze Summer Neon polishes she picked up! (I only went into Sally's and came out with a bottle of Seche Vite!)

I used Splish Splash and Under the Boardwalk for this look! Not my best work but I still love it!
I started with a nude basecoat then sponged on the colors with a damp makeup wedge from Walmart.

Also my hands are a bit dry, plus I broke 4 nails this week just on THIS hand!
D: So nubbins for me! Don't hate lol
I hope you guys had a great weekend & have a great week!! <3


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Hey Guys! Lynnderella Glitter Sammich!

 Hello all! I hope you guys are all doing fantastic! Doing pretty good here :)
I had this mani on earlier this week, but it chipped so I re-did it because I love it so much! And I really wanted to share it with you all!

Okay so here we go! Here is what I used in the order of the lineup lol 
+1 thin coat of Qtica NGS, which I love and I've used on and off for over a year now!
 +1 coat of Deborah Lippmann's Ridge Filling Basecoat.
(It's nude colored & It helps with the sheer jelly polish!)

After that dried thoroughly +1 coat of Opi- Don't Touch My Tutu! 
+2 coats of Lynnderella-The Glittering Crowd
+2 coats of China Glaze-Fairy Dust
+1 & Final coat of Opi- Don't Touch My Tutu! 

-WHEW a lot of coats I know! I let them all dry before I added more, took a while but worth it IMO!-
Here is the beginning, just with Lynnderella-The Glittering Crowd.

Before the "Jelly Sandwich" Transformation! Gorgeous this way too!
Super Macro #1
 Here is the final look! <3 I love it!
Super Macro #2!

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! I love this mani so much!
As for the upcoming Giveaway-I'm so so sorry I keep delaying it I'm just waiting for some of the prizes to arrive before I post it!

Love you guys & I hope you have a great night & weekend!
We are going to play the card game munchkin in a bit & I can't wait! It's so fun lol 


Saturday, June 9, 2012

True Blood Celebratory Splatter Mani!

Well..not quite yet BUT it will be tonight and I can't wait! I thought what better way to celebrate than to do a "True Blood" Mani! 
My first try wasn't so great, I dripped the polish onto my nails and ending up dinging two of them.
So I went for the Splatter approach, I've done it before plus it is fast & easy and I wanted to sleep!

So first I used one coat of my Deborah Lippman Ridge Filler basecoat! Topped with two coats of Deborah Lippmann-Naked. (I meant to get a picture of it alone, but of course I forgot! lol
Then I used the Splatter method with China Glaze-Ravishing Dahling (The PERFECT blood red!)
I opted to not use a topcoat because I think it makes it look like blood is really splattered onto my nails instead of it being even and all super shiny, etc
I really hope you guys enjoy :)

And also for those of you who are bored and aren't lacking free time (especially about 10:30 mins!)
I did a makeup video while tipsy onto my sister hehe I blame Jenna Marbles! ;)
It actually turned out well, but I am a giggly mess! I did it on her because I have pink eye at the moment 
(yay toddlers!) Hope you all have a laugh at my expense :P

Love you all! -Sarah