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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  https://www.youniqueproducts.com/AceBasa/business.

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


Monday, March 31, 2014

Review & Swatches: China Glaze City Flourish and Surprise Collections

Good evening, everyone!

Tonight's post features a few polishes from China Glaze's City Flourish and Surprise collections. Here are my thoughts!

Lotus Begin is a gorgeous, lilac creme. The formula on this was okay and offered good coverage in two coats. 

What a Pansy is a soft, violet creme. The formula on this was very smooth and opaque in two coats.

Glitter Up is a clear base loaded with metallic purple, sky blue, beige, and peach hex glitters. This was one easy coat.

At Vase Value is a minty/pastel blue creme. Ugh! Such a gorgeous polish, but such horrendous application and formula! :(  This was three, thin coats.

Grass is Lime Greener is a vibrant, neon green. This color is very interesting. The bottle looks a lot softer than it appears on the nail. Again, a pretty shade, but a horrible formula. This was three, thin coats.  Shine-nanigans is a clear base loaded with pistachio, magenta, and metallic purple hexes.

1 coat of  Glimmer More over two coats of Peonies in Park Avenue. Such a lovely combination!

Metro Pollen-Tin is a cantaloupe creme. The formula on this was on the streaky side, but evens out in three coats. 

Which colors will you be picking up? Thoughts?! I'd love to know down below!

These were sent for review.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Review & Swatches: OPI - Muppets Most Wanted

Happy Friday, everyone!

Tonight's post features the new Muppets Most Wanted collection from OPI. Here are my thoughts!

Int'l Crime Caper is a pearl/opalescent finish with magenta and violet shimmers. IMO, we see this color/finish a lot, but I'm a huge fan so that didn't bother me. I used three coats in the image below and as you can see, there is some definite VNL. Use it on it's own, or add it to a dark base to add a nice opalescent sheen. 

Gaining Mole-Mentum is a clear base packed with gold and soft rose gold shreds. This was personally my favorite from the collection. Typically, shreds are seen more often in indie polishes, so it's nice to see that more well-known brands are branching off from the more ordinary glitter shapes we're so used to seeing nowadays.  

Chillin' Like a Villain is a soft, peach/apricot nude. This is such a pretty shade on its own. It is very thin, so you will need around 3-4 coats for opacity. 

Let's Do Anything We Want! is a clear base loaded with white, pink, and silver glitters. I love the medium white, squares they added for an extra special touch. This was one generous coat. 


I Love Applause is a soft pink beauty. Look at that glossy sheen! This was three, thin coats and is now my go-to sheer pink. 

Muppets World Tour is a clear base loaded with silver, white, blue, magenta, and gold glitters. The image below was done in one generous coat.

Miss Piggy's Big Number is a vibrant, shimmery blue. I wouldn't say it's a metallic polish, but it does have a slight metallic finish. Perfect in two coats.  


Kermit Me To Speak is an olive/purple duochrome. Again, another color we see very often, but a beauty nonetheless. This was two coats over Miss Piggy's Big Number.  



Muppets Most Wanted by OPI nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application.Muppets Most Wanted will be available March 2014, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail. 

Which colors will you be picking up? Thoughts?! I'd love to know down below!

These were sent for review.