Friday, August 5, 2016
What keeps me up at Night? I have a mind that will not stop thinking. It seems like most of the nights the hardest thing for me to do is settle my mind to a quite state so I can get to sleep. ZzzQuil truly helps to relax me in a way that is natural. It is an Non-Habit forming sleep aid, so I do not need to worry about getting hooked on it. One of the things I love the most is the fact it gently puts me to sleep almost naturally and I DO NOT get up the next morning feeling like I have a hang-over!
I have taken ZzzQuil for a while now and honestly can say I really like the product. It does not make you space out or feel like you are drunk.. instead it is just calmly makes you fall asleep in a way that seems natural. It is hard to explain really. Regardless, this is a product that I would suggest researching and trying if you have a hard time getting to sleep in the evening. I usually take the liquid form but found the LiquiCaps are easier to carry with you when traveling.
I believe enough in this product that if you have a sleeping disorder, ZzzQuil is worth researching to see if it can work for you!! If you would like more information about Influenster and perhaps become a member please click here!
Friday, February 12, 2016
So, I wanted to do a review on Younique Moonstruck Precision Eye Pencils. The pencils are waterproof, smudge-proof and long-wearing. Did they pass my test, yes they did.. short story:
I started wearing liner on my water-line when I was ten years old (I just turned 58 so I have been wearing liner on my waterline for 48 years!). Back in the day, we use to use the old-time red pencils.. remember Maybelline eyebrow pencils? Anyway, we use to heat the tip and line our waterline and it would last for a very long time. (Please folks, today I would advise to NOT try this without an adult present!)
So having 48 years under my belt for using pencils on my waterline, I can honestly say I have tried a ton of them, some expensive, some cheap, some made for the waterline, some claiming they will last for a very long time. Of course, I have tried some pretty good ones, but I have NOT found the Holy Grail of waterline pencils.
Among some of my favorites is indeed Moonstruck Precision Eye Pencils. They come in 10 beautiful colors and sell for $19.00 each. Younique has a special running this month (February 2016) if you spend $50.00 you get free shipping!! The two I will keep in my collection is the white pencil (called Pristine) and, of course, the black (called Perfect)
From my own experience, both are waterproof.. they work great on the waterline and it does not take a lot of product to achieve the color you want therefore the product will last you a while. The pencil truly glides on soft so that means no tugging on your gentle eye area.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Okay, here it is, if I could freaking marry a lipstick I would marry LASplash Lipstick! Yes, I know damn that sounds crazy but I am actually in love with the lipstick I just purchased from them. So here is the scoop....
Since I am taking a Makeup Artist course all I seem to do (when I have the time) is study my course, watch a freaking ton of makeup tutorials and play with my makeup! I have been drawing out some of my own makeup designs (all will be revealed soon) and in one of the designs, I needed a black lipstick. ALL OF YOU know that I am picky as hell with my lipstick and the most important thing is when I put it on, I want it to stay the hell on!!
I was watching this one video and the chick was going on and on and on about black lipstick comparisons. One of the companies she mentioned was LASplash! So I did my regular Google search and found their site! Well, as I was looking around I see this one shade called 'Vampire'. Yes, it is a shade I have been searching for forever it seems. Kat Von D has one but it is always sold out (and I love her lip stains btw but not as much as this brand) SO when I found LASplash sold a color very similar to Kat Von D's color I ordered it! But I did not stop there.. No.... I found another color I loved (which I will write a review about later) so I got it. I never got the black lipstick because I forgot all about it when I found 'Vampire color'.
So, LASplash Lip Couture waterproof Lipstick comes in a tube with a flat double sided sponge applicator. IT WORKS PERFECT BTW! I am not sure of the amount of the tube but I know it will last a while. The tube cost $14.00 and it is made in the U.S.A. One thing that impressed me if you ever look at sanitation.. the lipstick comes in a box and the tube inside is seal... so there is no tampering with this product.
It took one application to get the shade I have on in this picture. I used a black waterproof liner because the two colors just look great together to me! With the applicator being flat, it makes it super easy to apply and also to line your lips if you so choose. I was going to count how many seconds it takes to dry.. (yes, I said seconds) but I forgot... I do know it was very few ; when I blotted my lips it was dry! This lipstick is not going anywhere. The Vampire color is a very deep blood red...omg it is beautiful!!
So, on a scale 1 to 10, I would give this lipstick a freaking 100!! It feels great on your lips, it has not budged since I have had it on, it is not hard and heavy... and the only other thing I can say is YOU HAVE TO TRY THIS STUFF!! Here is their link if you want to visit their site:
Okay, I wanted to do a fast post, I am calling this Love for Makeup because I am a full blown 100% Makeup Junkie especially now since I am taking a makeup artist course.
I wanted to write real fast about several items I am going to do a write-up review on:
-Younique 3D Fiber Lash Mascara
-Ipsy February Package (Which I love by the way)
-LASplash Lip Couture and Studio-shine Lip Lustre (I can already tell you that LASplash will see my business again! No doubt about that!!)
I have a few other things I will be writing about but I wanted these three to be the first.. Hopefully, I will get the reviews up by at least Friday Evening (Feb 12th).
I am so excited about these items... honestly, I have entered a brand new world of makeup lately. Things I am learning, items I am trying and the different techniques I am personally using on myself.
I have been extremely busy this week with family issues including having a brand new beautiful niece "Ava" that was born Feb 8th (almost on my birthday just a few days past). Regardless... all is good and I will be able to catch up on my makeup stuff!!
Hope everyone has a beautiful day... Is everyone ready for Valentines Day this Sunday?
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
I am going to be the first one to admit that there are a lot of terms out there that involve makeup that I am not aware of. My latest find is the term 'Cupids Bow'. I never knew what it was until very recently and now that I do, I wanted to share it with others who may not have ever heard of it. I am not the only person, right?
Cupids Bow is the middle section of your upper lip between the two mound areas... does that make sense to you? Look at the middle part of your upper lip... great you found it!! Well, it takes very little to define this area and make your lips look even more sexier and defined.
As I was going to through my makeup earlier today, I found that I have three different white pencils from three different companies. Two I will not mention because out of the three Younique's Moonstruck Pristine pencil was the smoothest and softest.
To define your lips take the pristine pencil and lightly right above the cupid's bow- line it. Afterwards blend it just a tiny bit and add your regular lip liner and lip color. Your lips will look more defined, slightly bigger and softer.
I did not stop there, though.. since today I felt like a light makeup day (with the rain and all, that is just how I felt) Anyway.. I used this ocean blue liner on my waterline and lined under my bottom lashes with the pristine pencil; along with the inner corners of my eyes. I thought it looked pretty cool so I wanted to share that with you. Just in case, you may be wondering.. the color on my lips is: Younique's Stiff Upper Lip Stain in the Sultry color.
Do you use white liner pencils? What is your favorite way to use them?
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Okay, so here is the thing... lately, I have been contacting a lot of different makeup companies wanting to test their products because I am building my makeup artist case. A friend of mine was having an online bash for this company called Younique. I have never heard of them before, but I went to their website and was reading about their products and it sounded pretty impressive.
I contacted the Sales Rep that was holding my friends online makeup bash and told her what I was doing about collecting samples to try other companies products because I was building my makeup case. The rep told me she did not have any samples but the company had a good return policy and so forth. So I spent some time looking at their products and came up with a lip liner and lip stain I thought I would try.
I decided to hold an online bash too.. starting tomorrow (February 2nd.) You are more than welcome to stop on by and take a look around. If you are on Facebook click here: If you want to visit my Virtual Bash at Younique click here: anyway today I got my order, tried it and wanted to share my thoughts. The photo is three different shots of the colors I am writing about!!
1. Moodstruck Precision Pencil: I ordered the color "Posh" If you have read my other blog post you will notice I love dark lip liners and I am a huge freak about my lip products being smudge proof and water proof. Well, the color of the pencil I choose is called "Posh". To me it looks like a darker pink to a light plum color-almost a fuchsia color. For some reason when I choose this color I seen another photo with the Posh lip liner mixed with the Sultry lip stain and to me, it looked like a dark brick mixture. On my complexion, the Posh color leans more towards the plum family. In the second picture on my article photo, that is true light and shows the color it really is.
I loved the way the pencil glides on. There is no tugging, or pulling.. the liners actually glides across your lips very nice. The liner also feels good on your lips.. it almost feels like you have nothing on them. The lip liner being waterproof is holding up fairly well. I am not crazy about this color of liner, but I know ways to enhance it, to fit more to my liking..plus it truly does go on very good and hey it lasted a very long time on me.. so yeah, this lip liner is truly waterproof, smudge proof!!!
2. Stiff Upper Lip - Lip Stain I ordered the color "Sultry" As I mentioned above.. the photo I seen online of the Posh liner mixed with the Sultry stain looked dark brick color to me. Neither are the color on me as the model. Sultry on me looks like a plum. So here are my thoughts on the product itself: The stain goes on your lips beautifully. It is soft, light feeling and it does stain your lips pretty good. The more layers you apply, the darker you can make the color. I personally applied two coats of the color on my lips. I let the first layer dry for a couple of seconds before applying the second coat.
What I loved most about this lip stain is it DOES NOT dry out your lips. Once the stain dries, it leaves your lips soft and in no way do your lips feel sticky or dry. Now it is waterproof and smudge proof.. at least it was a little while for me. It is not as waterproof as my other lip stains but I lick my lips a lot and drink a lot of water or whatever- so the stain has lasted on my lips for a few hours without fading. I also believe every person is different when it comes to lip products. I believe for everyday wear or special occasions like weddings, the colors of the stain and liners would be perfect.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Okay, straight up no bullshit, I love the products that came in my January 2016 BoxyCharm box! I know I am a few days late writing my reviews but I have been a little busy. So let's get started on what I think about the Royal and Langnickel Revolution Eye Shadow brush set, Coastalscents Smoky Eye and Starlooks Luxe Pro Long ware Eyeliner Pen.
Now to be fair I have to say this: I am a mascara junkie, no lie. I have tried very expensive, and very cheap mascaras so I know what I like. I did try on the Blinc Mascara Amplified BUT only one coat on one eye because I did not like how it was going on. HOWEVER, I plan on trying a full application of the mascara before I fully review it. So I will get back to this one!!!
I love, love the Royal and Langnickel Revolution Eye Shadow brush set! I love how the bristles pick up just enough product and the application goes on soft and gentle. The little card that was included in the Boxycharm box reads that the bristles are 100% vegan. synthetic natural fibers that mimic the performance and feel of fine natural hair for a flawless finish. I will totally agree with this description. I would without a doubt purchase additional brushes from this company. I loved the crease brush when I applied shadow under my lower lashes and in the corner of my eye. Perfect.. and the blending brush is wonderful. It is soft, blends your shadows great and when I wiped the brush off on Scott towel no bristles came out.. to me that is a huge plus!! I cannot say enough good things about these brushes!!
The Coastal Scents Smoky Eye-Shadow pallet gets a double thumbs up from me. As most of you know by now that reads my blog, I am officially a QC Makeup Artist student and not only am I learning so much already but my view on makeup has changed more than I expected. I will tell you, if I like it I will wear it and if I don't I won't. Although, I love shimmery shadows I have found in my age group, matte shadows look better. THAT DOES NOT MEAN NO SHIMMER SHADOW AT ALL!! That means the shimmer shadows should be used a lot less. This Coastal Scents smoky eye pallet gives just the right amount of matte shadows and shimmer shadows. I love how smooth the shadows go on, how easy they are to blend, the color combinations are endless and the shadow lasted (on me) all day! I would carry this brand of shadow in my makeup artist case-I loved it that much!
My favorite item in this box no hold bard is the Starlooks Luxe Pro Long ware Eyeliner! This liner will become one of my everyday go to makeup items. When anything reads waterproof, smudge proof, blah, blah, blah, I have to question it because of my experiences with these kind of items. This liner said it would last all day.. well, it lasts longer than all day!! I feel asleep with the liner on and it looked as fresh the next morning when I got up as it did when I first applied it the day before. I love how the liner glides on, you can apply it thin or bold, light or dark. I would gladly pay the $19.00 for this eyeliner pen.
So there it is folks... my first review on my first BoxyCharm box!! Now I am excited to see what next month will bring.. so as far as the BoxyCharm box goes, more reviews to come next month. I will be writing more makeup post.. so bookmark me if you like what you read, links are below to the sites I have mentioned!
Beauty from the eyes of a makeup junkie!
Royal and Langnickel
Starlooks Luxe Longwear Eyeliner