Category: Nail Art & Design

3D Christmas Nails

3D Christmas NailsMy daughter asked me to paint her nails for an upcoming Christmas party. I tried to think of a cute, but different way to do her nails that was easy, yet still get a lot of attention. This is what I came up with and plan on doing this with her nails for the school party. If you’d like to know how to create this 3D Rudolph Christmas Nails – continue reading.

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Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Review

Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Review

A few weeks ago I posted a collaboration with the website Loverly for a fall wedding look. I had received a Coastal Scents Revealed 2 sample in the mail, loved the quality, so I bought the whole palette for the photo shoot.

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NYC Liquid Eyeliner Review

NYC Liquid Eyeliner

I’ve heard a lot of mixed reviews in the beauty community about the NYC Liquid Eyeliner. Some love it, some hate it. Since it’s so cheap ($2.99), I thought I’d give her a whirl to see how she stood up to the Uhapibeauty test. I bought the color black 887 from CVS pharmacy.

On first inspection the eyeliner is comparable in size to other liquid liner brands. To generalize, MUF, Wet n’ Wild, and NYX liquid liners are all about the same size and shape.

The consistency is very thin. If I held the container upside down, it would dribble out instantly. The applicator has a fine brush tip comparable to Physician’s formula 2-1 but a little more blunt at the end.

NYC Liquid Eyeliner

When applied, the eyeliner sets to a matte charcoal/black that is semi-opaque. It starts off opaque and lightens up when dry.

NYC Liquid Eyeliner

With two coats, I still notice some sheer spots. However, on the eyelid it’s hardly noticeable.

NYC Liquid Eyeliner Review

NYC Liquid Eyeliner is prone to running and if your eyes tear at all it creates a mess. This is not to be used for long-wear makeup such as special occasions, dances, or weddings. I got caught in a light rain the other day and looked like Alice Cooper.

NYC Liquid Eyeliner ReviewThis is one swipe with a wet finger. NYC Liquid Eyeliner Review

With other brands I’ve tried like Almay or Physician’s Formula, even the non-waterproof liquid liner held up better.

For the price, it is a half decent liquid liner. With the thin brush, winged-out liner is a breeze. It’s also great if you want to smoke it out. I like the matte finish but opaqueness is a big issue. Applying 2 – 3 coats defeats the purpose of “easy” when other brands get the job done in 1. This one is not on my recommend list for that reason.

NYC liquid eyeliner review

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Daily Nuggets:

1. I’m at my daughter’s piano lessons right now. The lady next to me keeps staring at me because I talk while I type.

2. My daughter is learning the song Seminole Wind by John Anderson. She plans on playing it at her next recital.

3. The Dollar General store next door seems very tempting.

4. I’m eating another veggie burger tonight for dinner. Mmm.

5. My kids are eating leftover chicken tenders that I fried last night with french fries, salad, and corn. #vegetarianmomsclub

Wal-Mart Beauty Box Review

Wal-Mart Fall Beauty Box ReviewThere are a million beauty subscription boxes out there. I recently found out that Wal-Mart now has a beauty box that is $5. Well, they say that the box is free. You just pay $5 for shipping.

I ordered the box on October 6th through the Wal-Mart website. Oddly enough, it took a few weeks before I finally got it in the mail. I was expecting a faster delivery, but whatever. Ordering was easy and age (over 30 is supposed to receive more “anti-aging” goodies) determines what you’re gonna get. Even though I’m in my mid-30’s, I lied and said I was in my early 20’s.

Hey, I want the good stuff! What can I say…

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Makeup by One Direction Review

Makeup by One Direction Review

I was recently sent a new and exciting, limited edition makeup collection from One Direction. This is the “Take Me Home” collection, which has an edgy, neutrals color scheme and a few unexpected (but pleasant) surprises inside. The cosmetics are made by Markwins International and if you’re familiar with them, you are familiar with good quality products that are budget friendly. They own brands such as: Pro Art, Nova 360, The Color Workshop, and the famous Wet N’ Wild.

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