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Thursday, January 29, 2015

OPI Fifty Shades of Grey Collection Swatches

Good afternoon, everyone! I know I've been MIA for several months, but I'm back today to share the new 50 Shades of Grey collection from OPI. Let's get into the swatches!


My Silk Tie is a gorgeous silver shimmer. The formula and application on this is nice, but it is on the streaky side even when dry. The image below was 2 coats.


Dark Side of the Mood is a deep grey with blue undertones that dries to a subtle pearl shimmer. Like most of the shades in this collection, the first coat goes on a bit sheer, but becomes opaque after a second coat.


Romantically Involved is your basic, medium red creme; nothing too fancy here! I used the red here a as a random brush strokes for the mani below. Otherwise, this is opaque in two generous coats.

Embrace the Gray is a medium grey creme. This goes on very sheer, but is perfect in 2-3 coats depending on your application.


Shine For Me is a clear base packed with blue and silver glitter. This can either be used as a glitter topper or can be built until you reach opacity. This was two coats over Embrace the Gray. Again, opacity with vary depending on your application technique! ;)

Lastly, Cement the Deal. This is a light grey creme that I easily confused with Embrace the Gray! These 50 shades of grey will do that to ya! ;) This was 2 generous coats.


The collection is now available for a limited time only.
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Monday, September 15, 2014

Review: Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

Good evening, ladies! From the title you know I have the Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes to share with you all tonight. I'm sure you've seen images of this product floating all over social media and were curious if it actually lived up to the hype. Did this live up to its claims? Let's find out!

"Our simple three-step process combines Transplanting Gel and Natural Fibers to help create the appearance of incredible thickness and volume to your existing lashes. Watch as your lashes transform into something you have only dreamed of! The 3D Fiber Lashes are water resistant but easily wash off with warm water and facial cleanser at the end of the day. Try it! It will quickly become your favorite makeup must-have!" - Younique Website 

Transplanting gel - This is goes on black and is applied onto the lashes as a base coat

Natural Fibers are applied immediately after the transplanting gel. You must work fairly quickly because you want to apply the fibers so they adhere to the gel before it begins to dry. After applying the fibers, you're then going to seal them in with an additional coat of the transplanting gel. 

Bare lashes

1 coat of transplanting gel + 1 coat of natural fibers
without curl

1 coat of transplanting gel + 1 coat of natural fibers
with curl

Bare lashes

1 coat of transplanting gel + 1 coat of natural fibers

1 coat of transplanting gel + 1 coat of natural fibers x2

2 coats of transplanting gel and natural fibers 

side view (no curl)

2 coats of transplanting gel and natural fibers w/ curl

2 coats of transplanting gel and natural fibers w/ curl

1 coat of transplanting gel + 1 coat of natural fibers (sister)
My sister already has long lashes, so I love that this product accentuates them well.  

Application tips: I've tried every single possible technique while experimenting with this product and the way that works best for me is by applying the transplanting gel as you would any other mascara, then applying the fibers by holding the wand upward and gently tapping the fibers onto each lash. This technique offers less clumping and gives you more of a natural finish. Move quickly, but efficiently. If you like more separate and widespread lashes, I recommend  not waiting for the lashes to dry before adding another coat. 

Removal is easy as cake! Warm water, soap, and you're good to go! Being a contact lens wearer, I'm happy to say that my eyes didn't get irritated or have any complications during wear time.

I get tons of compliments when I wear this mascara and their first question is always, "Are you wearing false lashes"? Here and there during occasions, I apply false lashes, but those are a little more high maintenance. Meaning, you have to measure, cut, glue, and wait for the lashes to dry. If you wear false lashes on a daily basis, that can get a little pricey. I def. recommend trying this out! 

After 2 weeks of testing out this product, I genuinely love this mascara and has easily become a staple in my daily makeup routine. Once completely dry, this mascara holds a really nice curl. I've worn this for a full 8 hours and it offers a great wear time including keeping the curl in place. I did not experience any fall out from the fibers, so I recommend really sealing the fibers in with the gel once you've reached your desired look. Whether you want more of a dramatic or every-day look, this mascara is very buildable and versatile. I love that you can control the amount of thickness with this mascara by simply applying 2 coats. I own tons of mascaras, but none that offers a thick, dramatic look after just two coats. Try it yourself!

Pricing and Availability:
This mascara retails for $29.00 and can be purchased here or at

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Swatches: Coca-Cola by OPI & Nicole by OPI Seize the Summer Collections

Second post of the night!

When I take naps in the daytime, it always seems to completely throw off my sleeping pattern. -_- From the title, you know I have two collections to share. There's quite a few colors, so let's get started! 

Orange You Fantastic! - golden yellow base loaded with gold, silver, orange, and burnt orange glitters
You're so Vain-illa - nude vanilla creme (2 coats)
Coca-Cola Red - bright red creme (2 coats)

Sorry I'm Fizzy Today - warm pink creme (2 coats)
My Signature is "DC" - shimmery, silver metallic  (2 coats)

Get Cherried Away - berry/wine creme (2 coats)

Today I Accomplished Zero - sheer, black base with red glitter (2 coats)

Green on The Runway - golden/brown/green duo chrome

Seize the Summer 

Lay It On the Lime 

The Coral of the Story
Leapink for Joy
Shaved Nice

China Glaze Off Shore Collection Nail Art

Good morning, beauties! 

It's been a while since my last post, but I'm back to share the new Off Shore collection from China Glaze. This post features 12 new, fun shades bursting with color! So grab your sunscreen, flip flops, and sunglasses, because Summer isn't complete without these essentials! 

Wait n Sea - Aqua Creme
I Sea the Point - Indigo Creme
Stoked to Be Soaked - Shimmery coral/orange 

X-TA-SEA - bright purple
Skin Upon My Skin - yellow creme 
Shore Enuff - light green creme 

Be More Pacific - soft neon lime 
Float On - neon bubblegum pink 
Dune Our Thing - dark neon berry creme 

Feel the Breeze - baby pink creme
Sea's the Day - hot pink creme
If in Doubt, Surf it Out - melon creme