Monday, July 27, 2015

Makeup Mondays: Eye look using Jaclyn Hill Palette from MorpheBrushes

I used Shade 1 for the crease and then I brushed Shade 2 all over the lid.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

NOTD: Pink Glitter

Polishes used: Essie's French Affair, OPI Which is Witch?, NYC Color White, and Wet n' Wild black

Polishes used: Essie's French Affair, Kiss Glitter striping polish, Wet n' Wild black

Polishes used: Essie's French Affair, OPI Which is Witch?, NYC Color White, and Wet n' Wild black

Monday, July 20, 2015

Makeup Mondays: Jaclyn Hill Palette for MorpheBrushes

Here's a look I created for everyday using the Jaclyn Hill palette for Morphe Brushes. The palette was limited edition, but you can still buy the shadows individually from the website.

I used Shade 1 to carve out a crease area. Then I placed Shade 2 on my lid. Finally I placed Shade 3 on the outer edge of the crease and blended until my arm almost fell off (as Jaclyn likes to say ;) ).

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

MAC Matte Lip Collection

So MAC came out with a limited edition (I think) matte lipstick collection. I love the shades that came out. I haven't been able to pick out any shades personally since I'm on a tight summer budget right now. However, I do have a few recommendations for unique colors after I swatched them in store. I really love Stone which is a grey/brown. It reminds me of one of the LimeCrime Velvetines (the name eludes me right now) or the NYX High Voltage lippie in Stone. I also recommend getting Whirl. It's the matching lippie to the lip liner that was made famous by Kylie Jenner. A must so that you don't always have to hunt down the never-in-stock lip pencil since the lipstick will last longer. 

Monday, July 13, 2015

NOTD and the Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen

This little NOTD is a bit of a surprise for my blog followers (I heart you guys! Virtual HUG!!!). Normally most of my posts go up on Instagram first but I wanted to save this one so you guys see it first as a thank you for being here. 

I used Ella and Mila for the blue polish. While I like the idea behind Ella and Mila (non-toxic and inspired by her children), I don't know that I love the polish, it applies a little too streaky and sheer for my taste. However, I felt this way about Essie when I tried that brand and now I'm all about that Essie life so Ella and Mila might meet the same fate. They do have some pretty amazing colors as well.

I am really excited about this design for one particular reason. As a college girl on a budget, I strive to walk a fine line between fashionista and budgetista. One of my goals is to help you all achieve the same balance. DIY nails are great because they are much cheaper than getting a mani at the salon. But I can understand the frustration of not being able to get perfect nails especially when nail art is involved. Enter Sally Hansen's Nail Art Pen. It is literally a pen much like a Sharpie but suited for nails. If you are like me, you have much better dexterity with a pen than a polish brush. This is great when it comes to nail art since you can free hand the leopard spots with a pen much easier than with polish (the black was freehanded with the pen above). The pen price is not that bad either (under $10) and that's much more affordable than a salon mani. Make sure to wait like 5-10 minutes before topcoating so that the pen doesn't smear; I used SecheVite above. This pen also comes in a pretty good selection of colors. I would personally suggest picking up a white and a black if you are really into nail art and accent nails.

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored nor was the author compensated for the opinions above. All products were purchased by MakeupandMasala.   

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Product Empties #4 (Bath and Body Works Edition): Winter Candy Apple Shower Gel, Pink Chiffon Lotion, True Blue Spa Too Shea

Bath and Body Works Winter Candy Apple
What I Think: This product was my favorite when I was younger (middle school to high school). I bought a ton of backups every holiday season and I'm now over this scent and probably never buying it again cause I was so OBSESSED with it for many years. It's the perfect sweet, candy scent if you are into that type of scent. Around the holidays, if you are shopping for a young girl, this is sure to please her. Having eczema, however, I do find the product a bit drying on my skin.
Repurchase: Yes, but not anytime in the next 10 years because I think I'm over my obsession with this scent. :)

Bath and Body Works Pink Chiffon Body Lotion Mini
What I Think: This product has a nice girly, sugary scent. It lasts the same as most Body Works products. It isn't hydrating at all if you have dry skin or live in a dry location so you don't want to pick it up if you need something hydrating. I stick these minis in my schoolbag or purse to be used anytime I need a quick dose of moisture for dry/ashy skin or if I need a quick bit of scent on my body.
Repurchase: Maybe. I like it but I won't restrict myself to this scent since Bath and Body has so many nice scents.

Bath and Body Works True Blue Spa Too Shea 100% Shea Body Butter
What I Think: I loved this when I used it. It was very hydrating for severe dry skin. However, it does leave a greasy feeling behind and I found it had to apply because it was very thick. I didn't particularly like the smell and the smell only got worse as the product got older.
Repurchase: No. Too thick for my taste. It was frustrating to apply this because it was so thick so I have switched to using the body butters from the Body Shop.

What products have you used up? Have you used any of these products? What did you think (let me know in the comments below)?

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored nor was the author compensated in any manner. All products purchased by MakeupandMasala.

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