Friday, June 29, 2012

Matte Nails

Most people love the high gloss look of nails but I have been drawn to the matte nail look. Ive tried nails polishes that state they are matte, and they might remain matte for about a day or two but I have never found a matte polish that stays matte and lasts a long time....until NOW!

The best matte top coat I have found is "Essie Matte About You"! It works over any color nail polish which allows it to be very versatile and usable for multiple people. It is a little expensive at about 8$ depending on where it is purchased. Can be bought at Ulta or on their website. In addition, I bought mine on amazon for $7.90 (which included shipping + tax). Seems a little expensive for a top coat; however, it will last you a very long time! You only need one thin coat and you will see instant results.

In this picture, I put it over black and I left the tips glossy: (CLICK PIC TO ENLARGE)

Overall, I would definitely suggest this product if you want those unusual, fun, matte nails!


June Favorites

Everyone has that makeup product that they have been using constantly throughout the month. Well here are my June favorites!

sorry about the cuts, it was too long to upload originally

For 10% off Sigma brushes use the code STAR2012 until June 30th, from July 1st-July 30th use AP2012. Heres the link:

Neutral Eye with pop of color:

Victoria's Secret Semi Annual Sale/Summer Scents:

Products used:
Elf Mineral Infused Primer ($3)
NYC Sunny Bronzer ($3)
Sigma Flat Top Kabuki F80 ($16)
Wet n Wild eyeshadow-walking on eggshells ($3)
Maybelline Falsies ($5)
Wet n Wild Idol Eyes creme shadow ($2)
Clean & Clear deep exfoliating scrub ($7)
Essie Matte About You ($8)
Jalapeno Sun Chips
Kelloggs Rice Krispies

Contact me:
Twitter: @crystalclaire23
Instagram: claireeeification

Disclaimer: All products were bought with my own money and all opinions are my own.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Neutral Eye with POP of Color

Ever wonder how to spice up your eyeshadow without going crazy with colors. Well here's a fun little summer eyeshadow tutorial that would look great on everyone. It uses light browns and copper colors along with adding a fun color of blue! Many people have colors very similar to the ones that I used in this video so check your collection and get started!

Products used:
Urban Decay Primer Potion (dupe: Elf Eyelid primer)
Elf eyeshadow in wild wheat
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Sin
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cottage Cheese
Clinique eyeshadow in Sugar Sugar
Two Faced Neutral Eye Palette in Pushup
Wet n Wild idol eye creme shadow pencil in 131 Electro
Maybelline Falsies Mascara in black

Have fun creating!


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Review: Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara

So this mascara is Maybelline's newest edition to their mascara line and of course I saw it while in Target and had to pick it up. I had high hopes for this product but unfortunately did not live up to my expectations.

Cute color packaging (seafoam green color)
Comes in waterproof and very black
Large wand

Flexible stick-pulls on lashes (kinda hurts...what a shame)
Separates but doesn't thicken lashes/doesn't make lashes bold (con for me)
Didn't make my lashes extremely black
Not the most waterproof mascara I've tried, gave me minor raccoon eyes

Overall, I thought it was a waste of my i think $6.07 and wish I would have went back to my original mascara that I use everyday (Maybelline Falsies Waterproof in very black)



Friday, June 8, 2012

This Will Change Your Nail Life Forever

So I probably late on this train already but doesn't matter I have discovered magic. If you love painting your nails as much as I do then you need to try this AHHHMAZING top coat!

It's called Seche Vite, its a little pricey, I found it for $6.99 but its definitely worth your money. You apply this clear high gloss coat after your nail polish color has dried. It drys insanely fast, makes your nails hard as a rock, adds a high gloss shine, and prevents chipping! This is definitely my holy grail nail product and will continue to purchase this in the future.

Tell me your thoughts :)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Target Haul/ Mini Review

So today, I decided to head to Target to see what items I could find for the summer! Many of the items I picked up were new items that I have heard good things about but have never tried before.

Here is a list of the items purchased:
1. NYC Sunny Bronzer
2. Elf Face Primer
3. Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara in very black and waterproof
4. Target brand Up Makeup remover wipes and face cleaner
5. Seche Vite top coat
6. Swim suit in teal and white

Mini Review:
NYC Sunny Bronzer: I've used this before and definitely love it, great for contouring, gives the cheeks some glow and isn't too dark or glittery.

Elf Face Primer: Never used this product but I've heard great things about using this primer such as helps smooth fine lines and skin before putting your face makeup on. In addition, keeps make up lasting all day.

Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara: Brand new product from maybelline that incorporates a gel formula. Suppose to make your eyelashes bold and separated, hopefully it lives up to its hype.

Up Makeup Remover Wipes/ Cleanser: I LOVEEEE these things, removes all the face makeup including foundation and helps clean your face, I do wash my face after but sometimes when I'm really lazy I will just use these. In addition, gentle on the skin and doesn't burn your face like Neutrogena makeup remover wipes

Seche Vite Top Coat: Never used but I heard this top coat is AMAZINGGGG suppose to dry very fast and help the nail polish from chipping. Can't wait to try this.

Will review more in detail after trying them fully